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THE ALLIANCE- IISIVEP E N I ) E X T.
JIARCIl 9, IS K:
A CONVICT'S TESTIMONY
Wlat Has Been Going on at the Peni-
. . tentiirj.
COMPLIES OF THE BAD TOOD
The PnntMltmont Given la the Park
Hole Itecribed-The Unnecet)
Mrjr Cruelty of the
. The Jocrnal haa the following letter
from a former prisoner at the peniten
tiary. The name is withheld for good
Veasona, but the legislative committee
will hare no difficulty in securing the
ideace in a regular and proper man
"That convicts are brutally treated,
HO one who lias been in the Nebraska
State penitentiary can deny, unless an
officer's i't and so devoid of principle as
to lierjure himself for self interest
For tnvself 1 was so fortunate as to
fare well com aratively with other con
victs, I wixh the abuses sto)ed and
the officials punished, but have long
ago given up all hope.
While there I did right so far as I
know. I aui not a criminal by nature,
but by misfortune. I hud once a good
home and as good parents, though poor,
as any could wish to have.
I will tell you first what we had to
eat Breakfast consisted of hash, coffee
and bread. The hash was made of yes
terday's boiled potatoes left over from
dinner, chopped up with the peelings
left on and put with a little meat and
baked, and if very sour was liberally
dosed with pepper. The hash was al
ways sour and reminded me of cooked
will for hogs. This dish was not
relished by all, and I and many others
have made our breakfast of bread alone.
Two or three mornings the hash was
remarkably good. The potatoes were
peeled and properly seasoned; but we
expected tlim an inspection by Gover
nor Boyd. The coiree, or "boot leg," as
we called it, was hot water colored.
The bread was generally good. For din
ner we had boiled beef, pea or barley
sou p, potatoes, and once or twice a week
hominy or rice, and on Sundays baked
beans. The meat was cut off in chunks
and was thrown in tlie pot without
washing and cooked, dirt and all I
Very seldom ato any meat it was so dirty
and it had a peculiar sickening smell
caused I suppose because it was fresh
and had not been seasoned with salt.
Bometimes the meat was full of littlo
kernels and I was afraid to eat it as it
may have been diseased and therefore
dangerous The only fault with the
vegetables was lack of cleanliness and
poor cooking. For supper we had on
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays,
plum pudding called "duff." It was
made of moulded bread and scraps or
pieces of bread that had fallen on the
floor but from which the dirt had not
been cleaned, and a few raisins thrown
in, the1 whole worked up with water and
baked. The bread from which this pud
ding was made was sometimes so Btrong
with mould that we could often detect
the mouldy smell of the pudding in our
cells at the opposite end of the cell
house on the third gallery. I picked
out what few raiBins it contained, anil
this, with u slice of bread constituted
my supiier The majority of the other
prisoners did the same.
On othor nights we had either prunes,
currants, grapes, peaches or apples. The
prunes were nearly always rotten,
when in this condition no one ate them
but made their supper from bread. For
about a month, from October to Novem
ber, 181)1, we had prunes two and three
times a week and they were always
rotten. The warden at last ordered a
whole barrel returned, so I heard, and
no more prunes to be bought.
Thore were no more prunes after
November. The peaches and apples
were very dirty when served. They
were never washed, and the dust and
trash that had lodged in them formed a
kind of mud at the bottom of the pan
when left standing a little while. The
currants and grapes wore never stemmed,
in fact there was more wood than fruit
in them, and the currants were full of
The clothing was made of poor cloth and
could not stand much wear. It was
hard to get clothing or shoes when I
asked. My ragged appearance was con
!uequence upon this. My shoes often
leaked. Others suffered in the same
.way. When in good condition the
clothes were comfortable.
The cells s warmed with bed-bugs.
The cell house guard made no effort to
&i rid of them. We could get some
gasoline sometimes, but work ever so
hard we could not get rid of them, for
there was a continual immigration from
other cells. You can imagine the torture
anany a poor tired out prisoner under
went at night after-working hard in the
chops all day,
how I come to brutal punishment.
The solitary dark cell or "hole" was the
common means of punishment. The
shortest term of punishment was three
days; the longest, indefinite. But the
average term was seven days. The
Erisoner undergoing punishment had his
amis cuffed behind him. A small rope
was then passed around his neck and
passed through his handcuffs. Uis arms
were then drawn as far up his
back as was safe and pain
ful for the prisoner and the rope was
then tied. In this condition he remained
all day except when at meals which was
bread and water, lie was unhandcuffed
from 6 to 9 p. m., but at 9 he was
promptly strung up and remained so
during the night, tie had a plank to
deep on if he could sleep. I have known
several who have been strung up but
none of them were ever strung in the
manner of the prisoner Powell who is
said to have hung himself a few week's
ago. I am confident he did not hang
himself but was murdered. When he
was taken to the cell lie either made a
struggle or was insolent to the guards,
and they in anger strung him up toa
tight, and leaving him shut up in the
cell he strangled to death.
Deputy Warden Hainer often clubbed
the prisoners. I will give you the names
of two prisoners that I saw clubbed by
bim. They are Edwards and Tucker.
One night in October someone had a
fit in one of the floor cells. The next
day I did not go to work. About 10
o'clock Hainer made his usual morning
visit( to the cells, and coming to this
man's cell conversed with him about five
minutes. I could not make out what
was said, but I soon heard Hainer club-
gng him. I could hear the cries of the
prisoner. This was kept up a lomr .tima.
nowi ttin five minutra, when
Jlaiii-r It ft Iiim to continue his tUit 1
tried to burn who Uik man was but
could b-srn nothing from the prisoners
who forked in the cell In him. They
were afraid. 1 have heard Hainer club
bing the prisoners in their cells several
times, but as I could not find out much
my evidence is worth little, it was
nothing unusual to hear him threaten to
club the head off a prisoner. Any pris
oner will tell you that He treated us
and spoke to us like dogs. .
Old Irish Blaney who guarded the
chapel on Sunday killed two men some
years ago. 1 heard he killed one man
because he did not hold up Lis hand
when he went to the closet He let him
take his scat; then shot him.
I would rather like to be in this thing
if I could do any good. I would like to
belong to a committee that would meet
out summary justice to a few of those
scoundrels, for they will never get it in
I am little better than ignorant, but I
can read and think and feel, too, and
what I have said I feeL and have bur
dened you with it though unasked for
because 1 am too full to keep it
The following letter on the same sub
ject comes from a man now outside the
state, whose name will be furnished to
the proier authorities:
'During the summer of 1889 one Jos.
Mansfield, who was working in cooper
shop "A," was put in punishment be
cause he could not keep the shop
supplied with staves and headings for
jointers; he had to wheel all into cooper
shop "A" on a wheelbarrow, and done
the work for a few days when he at last,
from lack or proper food and foul air,
entirely played out: and when he asked
the foreman of shop for some help the
guard reported him and lie was sent
down to the hole. After being in the
hole, strung up, with his hands as high
as they could le gotten, (without dislocat
ing) behind his back and a rope around
his neck ; for three days and nights
(only being let down at noon about
one honr and the same at night and
morning and that to allow him to
answer the calls of nature, and eat a
small piece of hard crust about 3 inches
square and drink what water he wanted)
he refused to come out of the
hole and allow the cellhouse keeper, Ad
dams to put the hand cuffs on him, then
Adams began to beat mm over the
head with loaded cane and when he
could not conquer him he railed upon
some negroes and others to borne and help
blm; they all being convicts had to go
to his assistance or get the same kind of
punishment, they all made a grand rush
and overpowered Mansfield ;then Adams
rot onto him pressing his knee into hi
Back and wrenching his arms until he
could not stand when lifted to his feot
ind to my knowledge he left the
place a broken down wreck, he could
not lift fifty pounds without hurting his
back. One of the Negroes that helped
1n this was one George Mitchell and
lived in Lincoln. I have seen this man
Mansfield carried to his cell once after
being kept in punishment eighteen days;
and at other times he was only able to
get to his cell by holding onto the side
of the building.
1 have seen one v uhs Brown put in
punishment and kept there
or twenty-two days and never
knew him to be able to get to his
cell only twice without help, and that
was when he had been only in a short
time. I see that this Willis Brown is in
juil either at Nebraska City or Flatts-
mouur, 1 can t say which now as 1 have
lost the pajier.
1 saw one bam lllson put m punish
ment in hospital dungeon and strung up
so high that he had the cramps in his
stomach, and Elder Howe hearintr his
shrieks for mercy called the guard and
ordered him to let the man s arms down,
all because he was accused of rapping
on his board at the rotten beef and pigs-
leet that were bought and led to tho
convicts. He now lives at Ashland,
Neb. I saw a young boy by name Smith
sent out on the farm to work, and in
some way had his leg or hip injured so
that he hud to be put in the hospital ; he;
as soon as possible was sent to paint
shop to work, and that as soon as h
could stand and at the time that Willson
was put in punishment Smith was sent
too in that condition.
I have seen Frank JoneR sent to the
hole and kept in punishment for fifteen,
eighteen, and twenty days.
I here is one case of madness that was
all caused by the awful punishment that
he underwent. His name is Jackson
(colored). I have seen seven guards anil
convicts beating hiim over the head
with canes and billevs all at the sama
I saw one man, a vounc bov rather.
beat over the head because ho laughed
at Jthe yard guard, he was a colored boy
from Beatrice; Edwards at the pen can'
tell his name I think. I saw the same
guard beat another boy named Brown
over the head in the yard because he
was considered hard the only thing that
these boys done was to talk and laugh.
I have seen men go to Haner and ask
for mittens and other clothes and
Shoes and he would not give them an
order when they were not fit to appear
even before men, let alone any one
As for the provisions it was simply
impossible to eat it at any time unless
he was half starved. I have seen pigs
feet, and pork ribs fed to convicts that
was actually green with rot, and if a
man did eat it he was made deathly
sick. I have heard Haner say, time
ami again, that he was feeding and
clothing the men for loss tjian eight
cents a day. I have heard the same
man threaten to get men punished for
trading clothes with convicts that were
going out because those going out had
better ones than those remaining in
I have heard Haner and others of the
guards deride and even threaten to pun
ish Edwards and others for trying to
better their conditions, both educa
tionally and spiritually, and know that
the Mitchell spoken of above was stopped
by Haner from coming to my cell to
have me teach him how to read and
write, and that after I had gotten per
mission from Warden Hopkins for him
to come, and one or twe others the
Another thing that needs regulating,
if I may make so bold, and that is tho
condition in which men are turned
loose from the pen. In the first place
they are given a suit of pure shoddy
clothes that with care will not last a
man four days, and $5 in money; and
as I understood the state allows $10
which is not enough for
any man to eat upon until he can get to
his friends. I at least found it to be so;
I had thirty dollars that was Bent to
me by friends and five that I got at the
fen for three years work ; and if I had
tot had a true friend in Lincoln I should
no nave nan money enough to eat more
than one a day let alone paying my
fare out of Nebraska for on the second
day I had to bur myself a suit of clothe,
a hat, a pair of shoes, undeerlothe and
a shirt as all the clothes that I got at
the pen were all to peie-es and I was
liable to be arested for a Tag or
nuisance notwithstanding I was stopping
at the Windsor hotel and I will make
solemn oath that 1 did not spend one
dollar nor even five cents for anything
that was not necessary ; as I think my
conduct since my freedom has shown
and will show.
The air at the pen is stifling and no
one is competent to judge either the air
or treatment there unless he goes there
as a convict without the knowledge of
I wish to draw attention to another
fact and that is this. The favorite ex
pressions of the officers are: ''Say; you
damn you get there on that work
or I will send you down, God damn
you," and like expressions; then if the
man is hot tempered the result is a retort
of some kind; then the next tiling is a
report; and then the hole for the convict
It is to my certain knowledge that Dep
uty Warden Haner. Wagoner, guard.
Dawson, guard, Howe, steward, to curse
and call all convicts abusive names and
apply vile epithets to them for nothing
or next to nothing.
A Letter From New Jersey.
Emerald, Neb., Feb. 27, 1893,
I am In receipt or a letter from our
ardent independent friend, J. M. Quick
who is visiting in New Jersey. He en
closed a few pages for publication, if
you can find space for it and believe it
worthy of public perusal.
Success to The Alliance-Independent.
A. C. Guthkie..
FRENCnTOWN, Feb. 20, 1893.
Fbiend guthkie: To make grxd my
promise I will now drop you a few lines
to let you know we are still in old demo
cratic Jersey, and they seem to be
affected with the dry rot. They don't
seem to know what to do about it.
They seem to be blind to the condition
ot things that bas brought them where
they are. Tbey are suffering with dem
ocratic rot just the same as the people
of Nebraska are suffering with republi
cans rot, no difference between the two
old parties. So let us all work to stamp
them out. They are no longer fit to
live. I have been taking a vary close
observation of things as I have been
going to roue h my native state. T find
them suffering with the festiye aid
mortgagej and it will only be a ques
tion of time when their homes will
have to go as they cannot lift the old
The people of the ea?t seem lo be
very hostile to the populists and bound
to their old parties through their bl'nd
prejudice they will go so far as to call
the populist party all anarchists. They
don't read anything but the old pluto
cratic papers, and it seems to be a case
of the blind leading1 the blind. So I
will again say let us work all tbe more
to overthrow this evil monster, old
king monopoly which is sapping the
life blood of our nation and absoibing
the homes of our people. Just now I
seem to have a hard time defending
bleeding Kansas in regard to the con
dition of things at the state capital.
I simply tll them that the populists
are standing by those principles that
are right and just, simply trying to
save their homes, and then they are so
blind to the signs of the times that
they will tell me it is anarchy, and
some of them will go so far as to say if
they want to fight they can have all
they want. What poor miserable cow
ardly peop'e! Blind to the conditions
of themselves and everybody around
them. J. M. Quick.
The Arena for March.
The March Arena contains many very
valuable papers. The contributions
by women are a marked feature.
Helen Campbell writes on present
prices paid to women; Cora Maynard
contributes a very thoughtful paper on
The Womaa's Part," dealing with the
influence of women in the great onward
movements in thought and lite of our
time; Helen Gougar discusses ''Christ
and the Liquor Seller," in a strong
paper from the point of view of a Pro
hibitionist; and Will Allen Uromgoole
contributes one of her touching Ten
nessee stories, called "The Leper of the
Cumberlands." During the past three
years the Arena has published almost
one hundred papers from the pens of
women. This doubtless accounts for
the fact that .the Arena is by far the
most popular review among thoughtful
women in America Among other note
worthy features of this issue of the
Arena are Dr. Alfred Wallace's "Social
Quagmire and the Way Out of It."
Louis R Ehrich's 'A Religion for all
Time," Prof. S. Wait's "Life after
Death," B. O. ilswer's "A Pilgrimage
and a Vision, or Social Contrasts in
Hoston " Dr. F. J. Furnlvals "Defense
of Shakespeare," Dr. Leslie Keeley's
Defence ot the Gold Cure for Drunk
enness, and a well-written paper on the
"Money Question," by John Franklin
Clark, in which the writer plea's for
a scientific treatment o!,this vital pr b
lem. nThe Are a continues to be brave
progressive and in perfect touch wlta
the mo-t advanced thought on social,
economic and religious subjects.
Massachusetts is among the cluster
of so-called prosperous New England
States. Yet the census bulletin shows
that in tsn years, from 1880 to 1890, 250
222 real estate mortgages were regis
tered in the state, representing an in
curred indebtedness of $508,445,550. On
the first day of Januar , 18'JO, $223,327,
(it8 a good deal over half of the total
mortgage Indebtedness was still draw
ing interest and unpaid, showing that
while the population had increased
25.57 percent, the mortgage indebted
ness had increased 168 percent. It will
be observed from the above figures that
"calamity" is not alone confined to the
"wild and woolly" wept.' Tbe farmers
of the oldest states in the Union are
rapidly going into bankruptcy victims
of McKinlejism and the gold standard.
Beacon-Independent, Broken Bow.
Now la the time to su escribe for a
good wetkly paper. The Alliance
Independent is the one you want
Subscription 11.00 per year.
hiiikk .vkwh mjti:h.
Interesting Items Gleaned from
People' Tarty Kichangrs.
In speaking of the proposed repeal of
tbe Sbt rman act, Congressman Bryan
It U said tbat in a moment of absent
mind dies and abstractor Mr. Cleve
land has been beard to softly lolilo-
qulze I hope it will be a boy."
Every judge of tbe United States
cour'8 appointed by Harrison or Cleve
land has come from corporation ranks,
and this proves that both old parties
are comoletely under the control of the
orover Cleve' and lias decided not to
live in the White House, ard Harrison
has about made up bis mind in the
same way Cleveland bas rented the
Admiral Porter residence, but Ben
Harrison a bat will go home.
Falling prices, misery and destruc
tion are inseparable companions. The
disasters of the dark ages were caused
by decreasing money and fa'lin? prices
With tbe increase of money, labor and
industry gain new life. David Hume.
i.ir . .
"ioumaysay that so far as I am
concerned, I am willing to suspend
legislation, n necessary until March
4th, to prevent the perpetration of this
crime upon r.ur people. But I think
you win nna sucn measures unnecess
It required seven Tea8 for the in
ternal improvement scheme, backed by
tne European money power, to ruin the
Argentine Republic. How long will it
require tbe rock roads swindle, which
is the same scheme ad backed by the
same parties, to ruin this country?
Mrs. Diegs left Topeka last Saturday
to go to Washington where her caustic
pen will be enaged in showing up the
iniquitous practices of our national leg
islators. Oa Friday night before leav
ing she spoke at tbe court house and
issued a note of warning to the people's
party, telling them of the dangers that
awaited them if the policy of fu don
should be adopted in this state. Mrs.
uiggs will return to Kansas after tho
session of congress closes.
AMONG OUR EXCHANGES
Colonel Holden, trua to his masters.
comes out and denounces Senator-elect
Allen as true blue an independent and
as able a man as lives in tie state.
Grand Island Journal.
Judge Allen is a soldier and a mem
ber tif the G. A. R. Paddock and
Thurston never smelled gunpowder.
Yet 61 republicans voted for the latter
two, and not tne for Aden. Oh! how
the republican party done love the did
soldiei 1 Whew!-Becacou-Independent
The Populists in the Kansas legisla
ture assented to the eulogistic resolu
tions on Blaine without a protest. The
members of the people's party have a
great admiration for dead republicans
Kansas City Star.
The Capital National bank crowd at
Lincoln will be "standing; up for Ne
braska" as heroically as ever when
another campaign roils around? Will
the people of Nebraska stand with
them, or will they let them stand alone?
Holt County Indt pendent.
Gold flees the country as soon as there
is a hint of trouble coming. Silver
Btauds its ground and fights manfully
for itself and the people. Gold always
was a coward and never shows its face
except when prosperity abounds. Let
misfortune threaten and it hides its face
in Snylock's den. Nonconformist.
The Inter Ocean has discovered the
socialistic advantage of the city of
Chicago owning and operating its own
lighting plant as well as the water;
makes the astounding claim that it can
be done much cheaper and better than
by private corporations. The legisla
ture should appoint a commiitee 10 in
vestigate and suppress such seditious
Wait. oh. wait till coal is cheap;
wait till love is true;
Till promises are made to kepp
nd nots are paid when due;
Wait till the sun grows leaden cold;
Wait till your ship ccnips in;
Walt till unwed maids grow old
And virtue conquers sin;
Wait till life is a happy dream
And men are deceivers never;
Wait till things are what they seem
Wait and you will wait forever.
Luke Finn the sheriff of Greeley
county, is so confundedly. dodgastealy
ugly that even the dogs howl and the
window panes crack and break as he
passes along the street. Last week
Editor Philbin, of the Greeley Center
Citizen, referred to him as i he ' hand
some sheriff " and Finn considered him
self insulted and libeled. He proceeded
to "do up" tbe editor and as a result
paid a fine of five dollars and costs in
Judge Ole's court' Schuyler Quill.
Senator-elect W. V. Allen is now in
Washington, where he seems to be the
lien of the day. When he takes his
seat in the senate he will certainly be
like i the cat in the strange ca
ret, and must necessarily be the object
of much criticism. He will have a
very hard part to play, because there is
no rut for him to run in, no niche into
which he can drop, no path prepared
for his feet. He must make a plac j
and a path for himself with the eyes of
the whole country upon him. Ponca
A Corporation Cabinet.
One of Mr. Cleveland's cabinet is a
director in the following corporations:
Buffalo and Southwestern railroad
company; Buffalo, Rochester and Pitts
burg railroad company; Buffalo, Thous
and Islands and Portland railrcad;
Lehigh Valley transportation com
pany. Another is a director in the fol
lowing: Boston and Maine railroad
company, and the Chicago, Burlington
and Qaincy railroad. Another is a
director in the following: Capital City
bank, Georgia, Carolina and Northern
railroad. Another is a director in the
Continental National bank. This, we
suppose, is Mr. Cleveland's idea of a
business man's cabinet." Progressive
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prices. Hahbstiups. com
plete, a each ; dot, 76 c.
Other proods in propor
tion, safely and cheaply
by mail. Root's HOME
first-class Kit OF Black-
smith Tools. Root's Gun
Solderinq Casket, thc.t
mail, 76 c. Aftents want
ed. Oatalo&nie free. .
WIPC SAVS SHE CANNOT SEE HOW
Ulrt YOU DO IT FOR THE MONEY.
J? I ) Boy. a SG5.00 Improved (Kford Slncrr
V I 8eiK H.obinc: prrrct workinc. niikll.
nlj Untlhad. xHptnl to lirbl and he... ork
wiin cnnpl.u Mt rtf th. lau.t impro.d attachaMtiu
EB. E&eb mftehi.-. 1. .n.mniurf i.
direct fr r r.iSrj. a d .... d.l.r. id anna
proot rKF.E TRIAL and FKKE CATAl.OCL'K.
OXFORD MFQ. CO., DEPT. 274 Chicago, III.
H. J. CARSIKER, M. D..
Physician : and : Medical : Electricia..
CHRONIC AND NERVOUS DIS
KASKS A SPECIALITY.
Rheumatism of ten years standing has been
positively cured. Neurilfria. St. Vitus Dance
Spinal Irritation treated with like results.
Women and Children
Private diseases of male and female Ex
aminations free and it will cost you nothine
to consult with him. Write at oace and eet
question blauks. Address.
N. J. Cabriker, M. D.,
OfT1ce:3IOSheelyBlk, 1 5 A Howard
Telephone 1X0J, OMAHA, NEB.
nr Boras white li
flAWKEYEQRUB a STUMP MACHINE
Warka i cither Staadrac Thaber w tnrpfc
rdlBarr Krab la ue aad a aa-minute. a
Imb sweep of iwiwm mi .uiing. A u.u. ly tif
waoperuelt. No kemrj otiin mt nit to baadie. The crop an a
tern aerea Ike first year will pay r the HaoDiDO. Yaa eaa aoa.
longer afford to pa? tazetoo unproductive timber land. Clear it,
raloe a bountiful arop with lee labor aaa recuperet four old,
worn mat land be paaturiBa. Hend portal card tor illnxtrated Cat,
lorae, airing Drioe, ternia. tertimODiaU and aim ioromtauoa eoa.
teniae oar New 1X1. Grubber, addrrao the Maoalactorera,
JAMES MILNE A SON. SS3TCH GROVE. IOWA.
Wormy Fruit anil Leaf UliKlit of Applm, Pears,
Cherries and Hums nrevented : also drano ani
Lotalo Rot by spravintr with Smhl'a Dnuhia
Acting Excelsior Spraying Outfits. Beat In the
market Thousands in use. Catalogue, describing
all insects injurious to fruit, mailed Free. Address
t WM. STAHL. QUINCY. ILL.
STOMACH, LIVER AND BOWELS
AND PURIFY THE BLOOD.
KIPABT8 TABULES are the beat Medi.
rlae kaewa tor Indlgealloa, Rlllouaneaa,
II rail ache, Coastlpatlon, Vyspepata, Chronic
Liver Troubles, IMzxIneaa, Bad Complexion,
Uyaentery, O He naive Breath, and all dis
order or the Stomach, Liver and Bowel.
Rlpans Tabules contain nothing injurious to
the most delicate constitution. Are uleaaaut to
take, safe, effectual, and give Immediate relief.
Price-Box (6 vial), 76 cent ; Package (4 boxes).
e". .j uiucreu luruiiKu ueaxesb urugguc.
or by mail. Sample free by mail. Address
THE RIPANS CHEMICAL CO.,
10 RPRTlCia RTRT?iyr KVVL xn-DJT nrrv
LL ft flfl w fTm TtMMAaijoiea 11
IMPORTKRB AND BREEDERS OF
Percheron and French Coach
Prize Winners of 'gi-'g2
If upon a visit to our barn
you do not. And our horses
strictly first class In every
particular, we will pay the
expenses of the trip. Every
horse Etiaranteed a iirst class.
foal getter. ill give purchasers as liberal
terms as any other firm in the business.
BEKG & McLELLA V,
M. E. HINKLEY,
- GENERAL NURSERYMAN,
The best of the new fruits, ornamental and
evergreens. Bit; supply of the BLACK. ILLS
SPKUCK. the best evergreen yet. It will cost,
you nothing to let me price vour needs. Ex
perimental station af the .State Horticultural
Society in connection with the nursery. Cor
respond. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Ci Ty T? , "aTX y-N y"v T T
HOGUE'S YELLOW DENT has won
more Premiums at Statu and Nations
bhows than any other CORN in N- bras
Si. 00 ner 11. S icks 211 rts each Wi
for circulars. Address: R. HOGUE
A CALL TO ACTION.
GEN. JAS. B. WEAVER
Bas writen under tho above title
The Book of the Century,
The grandest reform book now in
print. Every thinking voter should
read it. Price, $1.50. For sale at this
Sndfor our comple'. book list.
UNACQUAINTED WITH THE GEOGRAPHY 0!- THIS COUNTKi ' s
MUCH VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM f,8TUDY0F THIS HAP OF
to, . 10 na mm CHICAGO, E
"fiviusruK.r, DES MOINES COF
BLUFFS, OMAHA. LINCOLN. WATEET.
diuua MINNEAPOLIS, ST. PAUL
!4C PUTT trnAVn... . ' rtU J
AiuiouJM, LEAVENWORTH K
iajsi v COLORADO SP
nnA TTT7rT r t-i . '
; rree Keciming Chair Cars
IDGE CITY. .7
CHICAGO. JVICHITA aad HUTCHINSON.
SOLID VZSTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
ri V-jVi , ,,'' ,'"i'era, rree Keciming chalt
Wininit Cars dally between CHICAGO DF.3
MOINES. COI KPir. Kl tTrpira rM
COLN and between CHICAGO anrf SeNVEPI
i:hni nf p,iT.X .r iSu?D "any. witB
. ,' - uww ear Laxe, 1 Oltiaiiil T
Anftclesand San Francisco. Tbe Direct Line tori
&,.P!ke'' Pe?iilanMoa' Garden onhe tiU
Sanitariums, and Scenic Grandeurs of Colorado.
Via The Albert Lea Route!
Fast Express Trains dally between Chlcnm .
Minneanol s and St. Pnl. win. tudvii. r
Chair Cars FREE, to nd fenn. ik l
sas City. Through Chair Car and Blee,,0;
Peoria, 8plrit Lake and atom Falli y- "U8II
cummer ivesoru ana Hunting aDa Flat
For Tickets, MapaFoldeis, or dec
apply to any Coupon Ticket Offia, or
" uin w HHKnOWR. 15' XLCtJja
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN 8
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