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THE ALLIANCE - INDEPENDENT.
General Van Wjck "Contradicts a Lie"
H? Makes an Inventory of His
Possessions No Bank
His House at Washington One - Tenth
of a Million Will Purchase
All He Has Doesn't
Use a Pass.
A Ringing Letter That Will Put
Slanderers to Shame.
General Van Wyck has addressed the
"following open letter to C. II. Gere, the
editor of the Nebraska State Journal:
You have published so often the
charge that I was a millionaire that
probably you are believing it yourself,
and before that calamity overcomes
you, I have concluded to do what I
seldom do, stop and contradict a lie.
This falsehood is made of whole
cloth. I am neither a millionaire,' nor
the one-tenth of a millionaire. What
property I have is open to public view.
No one may be mistaken unless for a
malicious purpose, for the records will
show every dollar. I do not now, nor
have I ever owned a dollar in railroad
stocks or bonds. I do not now own
stock in a bank, although some twenty
years ago I owned stock in a national
bank which, by the wrecking of the
bank .was lost and more, because an
assessment of an amount equal to the
stock was collected rather an ex
pensive experience. Some eight or ten
years ago was organized the Farmers'
bank of Nebraska City. I was solicited
to subscribe and did subscribe $500,
which about two years ago T agreed to
sell, and did in fact sell.
Neither do I own any stock or bonds
in any corporation or partnership, syn
dicate, trust or any species of consoli
dated property, except that a year ago
or more, io help secure an enterprise
for the benefit of Nebraska City. I did
subscribe to the starch factory some
trust funds then in my hands. The in
vestment has yet paid no interest.
Hope it may in the near future. If it
does not, as I took it in my own name,
I am responsible to the trust for any
You have often alluded to the house
I built in Washington. That, also, is
plain and open. , At the beginning of
my term, before the first regular ses
sion, and during the extra session in
March, after consultation with friends,
my wife and self concluded it would be
more comfortable and economical to
buy a lot and build, and thenat the end
of six years have something to show
for it, than pay it out at a Washington
hotel. We bought a desirable lot in a
fine location for $2 per square foot,
then built a house for about $15,000,
making the whole amount near $20,000.
This is the house partisan patriots say
cost over $100,000. One object was to
secure the most of comfort and enjoy
ment at the least of outlay. Did we
then know what Providence had in
store for us we would never have made
the venture. At the beginning was a
happy wife and mother and two. bappy
children little girls and I was onlv
too happy to make a cheerful home for
them, as it was evident we could buy
and build and cost us no more than
hotel life. Unfortunately in less than
one short year, and before the earthly
house was finished, the two darling
girls by almost a single stroke were
tiken from us and laid together in one
grave, and their spirits went to man
sions not made by hands. But the
earthly boas had to be finished, and
we had necessarily to pnt a mortgage
of $10,000 nncn it. Wo fumishl th
house,ut that which was to have been
its life and joy were gone. Still we
occupied it, and our greatest pleasure
was to enjoy friends from Nebraska
who came to see us. The latch string
was always out.
I don't believe you ever stooped so
low, but some hyena wretch stated that
I spent thousands in entertainments at
Washington, when Mrs. Van Wyck, in
more than four of the six years, was in
First her cherub girls, then a father,
then a sister, then a brother, and again
another sister were taken from her,
and year by year she passed through
the dark shadows. She had no heart
for entertainments, and she gave none.
Those years were full of sorrow, not
joy; except during two of the six years,
on two or three occasions, inexpensive
ones, without ceremony, and when
some Nebraska friends were with us.
in whose honor the entertainments
Then you have said much about a
carriage we used at Washington. It
was one we owned in the state of Now
York, used it in Nebraska, took it to
Washington, then fifteen years old,
with it a span of horses from the farm;
of course, must have a driver never
We were fortunate in the location of
the house. The land increased in val
ue. We made some improvements,
changing the front door, and adding a
dining room. These were necessary to
make it more desirable for renting
As the real estate had incrersed in
value I was able to secure a larger loan
$16,000 which is still unpaid, and a
lien on the property. I know the peo
ple of this state do not require of me
this inventory. I may be too sensitive
to this the meanest kind of false
However, those who claim they know
the extent and value of my property,
and who may be desirous for a venture,
I stand ready to transfer all my posses
sions every dollar I own on earth, real,
personal and mixed If they will give
me in cash one dollar for every ten
they say I am worth, they, of course,
to pay my debt?, so I may have the one
tenth in cash. This is a sample of the
many groundless Charges that from
time to time appear in some of the op
They have dished up in poetry and
prose, what they should have known
was untrue that I was supplied with
passes on the different roads, and
"good all over the world." For the
past six years I had, for a portion of
the time only, one on one road, and
that confined to Nebraska, and that I
have no longer.
The roads, principally those with
whom your relations are intimate, often
furnish you with copies, photograph
copies, ef passes issued.
Why do the roads fight me so bitter
ly, if, as you sometimes profess, my
relations are so owarm, and I receive
favors at their hands ? They or their
friends strike at me whenever they can
do so and they will cheerfully fnrnish
you proof to confute this statement, if
in their power.
August 27. C. H. Van Wyck.
A Home School for both sexes. Best an I cheapest
school in the West. New buildings throughout.
Steam heat in all. Two large Dormitories.
V COURSES V
Preparatory, Normal. Collegiate, Business,
Shorthand and Typewriting. Music. Art.
V EXPENSES V
Boarl, room rent and tuition for term of ten weeks f 29.50
Tuition alone, per terra H.oo
Board, per week i.e.",
Total exieii8eH for one year , -. . , 12U.0D
It will coot you leco than to otoy at home. Oend
in your applcationo at once. Fall term openo
Thi9 school is under the jurisdiction of the lit. Ro v. Anson R. Graves, Bishop
of the Diocese of the Platte.
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for circulars to
C. J. BURKE, Kearney, Neb.
The best ventilated barn in Kearney; centrally located. ?
J. T. ANDERSON, Proprietor.
One door west of opera house. The Finest Livery Rigs in Kearney. Fine
Hacks in connection. Telephone 2G. 14 W. 20 St.
Notice of Adoption.
Whereas, on the 12th day of August, 1892
there was submitted to the legal voters of the
city cf Lincoln, Nebraska, bythe mayor and
council of said city, the following questions
and propositions, that is to say:
"Shall the city of Lincoln issue its bonds to
the amount of $47,000 with interest con pons
thereto attached, payable and n deem able at
the option of the city at any time after ten
years from their date, and draw interest at
the rate of 5 per cent per annum from their
date, payable semi-annually, said bonds to be
dated Oct ber 1st, 192, and the interest and
principal to be payable at the fiscal agency of
the state of Nebraska, in the city of New
York, for the purpose of constructing exten
sions of the water works of said city; and
shall the city council of said city levy a tax
on all taxable property of said city, in addi
tion to an otner taxes, sumcient to pay tne
interest and the principal upon said bonds as
the same may become iue and payable."
"Shall tne mayor ana council ot tne city or
Lincoln, Nebraska, have the power to vote
and borrow money and pledge the property
of said city upon its negotiable bonds to an
amount not exceeding $'),000. to be used to
defray the costs cf paving, repaying, or ma
cadam izing the intersections of streets or
space opposite a' leys in said city, and to levy
a tax upon the taxable property of said city
in addition to allother taxes sufficient to pay
the Interest and principal of said bonds as
the same may become due."
"Shall the mayor and council of the city of
Lincoln, Nebraska, have the power to borrow
money and p!cdge the property of said city
upon its negotiable bonds to an amount not
exceeding $118,000, to be used for the purpose
of funding the outstanding indebtedness of
said city, and to levy a tax upon all taxable
property in said city, in addition to all other
taxes sufficient to pay the interest and prin
cipal of said bonds as the same may become
And whereas, the special election was dulv
held on said 12th day of August, 1892, and a
canvass of the votes cast at said special
election was duly made by the mayor and
council of said city on the 16. h day of August,
1892, and said mayor and council declared
said proposition carried by more than a ma
jority of the votes cast at said election in
said city, and the same is therefore declared
By order of the mavor and council this 16th
dayef August, 1893.
L8BALJ U,V. VAN UUYN,
THE BECKET HOUSE
G. W. BRYANT, Prop.
Best $1 a Day House la Kearney t
Farmers' trade specially solicited.
Central Avenue, tfEADVEV XVH
South of Kailroad. A&ilRiJciI , MO.
FOR THE FARMERS,
KEARNEY, : . NEB.
Jobs Adams, Proprietor.
BEST HARNESS OIL
We will guarantee not to turn ovpr
the earth, but to cure any case of genu
ine or so-called cholera in from three
to five dajs or refund the money. It is
nature's own remedv. and in nroof will
bo readily eaten by any hog after first
taste. It will also prevent the spread
of the so-called disease in twenty-four
hours after use.
Price $1.00 D3r ten nound nankn,o- nr
we will furnisk one racka?e free to anv
farmer having many sick hogs, so quit
kicking, bring on your sick hogs, or
address for full particulars,
.Lincoln Chemical Co.,
P.O. Bos 801,
7-20 Lincoln, Neb.
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