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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
JANUARY 1, 1903.
GREATER THAN THE STATE
Burlington Voluntary K-lief Run In Open
Violation of Nebraska lusuranc
Nebraska Is today a feeble old dot
ard whose "spare-the-rod-and-spoil-the-child"
policy has brought him to
grief. He dare scarcely tpeak above
a whisper In the presence of his full
grown sons much less to attempt any
check on their disobedience; so, human-like,
he makes the younger ones
"stand round" and upon slight provo
cation punishes them severely for
' One of Nebraska's oldest sons, Bur
lington, with all his faults is never
theless a fine specimen of vigorous
manhood, and might have been a mo
del son had he been promptly pun
ished for misbehavior in the days
when a spanking could be administered
advantageously. But those days are
past Nothing short of an elm dub,
of the H20 variety, would have any
effect. And poor, old, senile Nebraska
can do 'nothing but plead, "Now,
please, Burlie, do be a good boy, won't
One of the younger boys not long
since tried to play "Home Company"
and he came to grief in short order.
Some of the others killed a few prairie-chickens
and got a severe spank
ing for their naughtiness. But "Bur
lie" does as he pleases and the only
one he cares to please Is "Burlie."
Suppose we stop this chaff and talk
seriously a few moments. J. L. Bran
dies & Sons, proprietors of the Boston
Store, Omaha, run a big department
store. They sell everything from the
proverbial needle to the equally pro-
. tt-1 t t v. r
VtJl U1H.I UHUIIUI. Ill icu;l, II IMS LUC illUll
store in Salt Lake City, Brandies &
Sons carry in stock and can furnish
everything under the sun but second
hand coffins. Not long since they de
cided to put in a savings bank depart
ment, primarily for the convenience of
their customers, and, perhaps, a little
. 'Vyas that bank exempted from the
provisions of law governing other
banks,' simply because it was run in
connection with the sale of Itogers
Peet overcoats, Way's sweater neck
mufflers, and "Lounging Robes at
$2.49?" Not for a moment. Messers
Brandies & Sons must and do comply
with every requirement imposed on
The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Railroad (or "way") company owns
and operates many miles of railroad in
Nebraska and employs several thou
sand men. Like the Boston Store it
has "departments" passenger, freight,
tax, law, etc. (to say nothing about
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ago it started a life and accident in
surance annex, known as the Burling
ton Voluntary Relief Department (or
"association"). The genius who sug
gested the term "voluntary" deserves
greater fame than Mark Twain as a
It" is needless to discuss here the
subtle deviltry which was behind this
ostensibly, and really in some respects,
good department Everybody knows
and nobody can prove that it was for
no ?other" purpose under heaven (or
hell) than to provide a means of cheat
ing its employes out of any cause of
action for damages for personal in
jury. That is not our present con
cern, however. What we wish to em
phasize is, that this insurance associa-
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iivu lias- wiiuiijf auu uneiiy iguoreu
and violated the insurance laws of Ne
braska. It is now so ignoring and vio
lating such laws, as the following cor
respondence will show:
The Nebraska Independent
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 23, 1902.
Hon. Charles Weston, Auditor of
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Will yotr kindly advise whether or not
the . Burlington Voluntary Relief asso
ciation has complied with the Insur
ance laws of the state of Nebraska?
Yours very truly,
.. CHARLES Q. DE FRANCE,
SEMIANNUAL CLEARING SALE
iE ....25 Per Cent Off on Everything....
Except on copyright books, gome makes of fountain pens, magazines, periodicals, patent medicines, Colgate'8
fef Cresco cor.-ets. "Her Maiestv" corsets, and Ferris waists. 10 per cent onlv will be eriven on some makes of car- fif
wf- pets and rus and on groceries. rj
It is an ironclad rule of this house and mmm they will occur and look forward to the
one frcm which we never deviate, te close time with the keenest interest, feeling as-
out every vestige of one season's stock be- fc vr sured of a rich harvest in bargains. This
fora opening a new one. It is also our rule M season's sale offers greater advantages than
to reduce our stock to the lowest point in FG sT usual. Never before has any reputable firm
order to make our inventory as low as pos- in Nebraska made so liberal an offer as we
sible. Staple goods as well as the season's o n 3 sa6, Never before has there been
goods are sold at a sacrifice, often much less j iT L s large a stock of the best grade and up-to-
than the cost of manufacture. Our Semi- date style offered at so great a discount as
Annual Clearing Sales need no introduc- fjTl we offer at this sale. N. B. Goods bought at
tion to the public. Everybody knows when I I this sale will not be taken back or exchanged
It is one of those things no pop can
Cost of Hauling Freight
For the information of the Nebras
ka Independent, in regard to three
quarters of a cent per ton mile not
being a heavy rate for carrying freight,
the Appeal has repeatedly quoted the
Engineering News of New York, one
of the highest authorities in the na
tion, that all the costs, expenses, de
preciation and interest on the invest
ment can be paid at the rate of one
tenth of a cent per ton mile, or to put
it so people can understand it, ?2 will
pay for hauling a car of 40,000 capac
ity 100 miles, including all expenses,
maintenance and interest on the capi
tal. Compare that with the robber
rates we have to pay, which produce
profits so great that a false system of
bookkeeping has to be used to "over
up the robbery. J. A. Wayland, in
Appeal to Reason.
The Independent had used the fig
ures in a comparative sense only.
Three-quarters of a cent for carrying
a ton of freight one mile is not a
heavy rate to the shipper who is pay
ing two to fifteen cents per ton per
mile. The discriminations hurt worse
than the size of the rate. The Inde
pendent believes, however, that un
der public ownership, with cost of
pprvioe charged instead of value as
now, the distance element should be
cut out, and that the only classifica
tion necessary would be as to whether
the commodity could be carried in
open or closed cars, and whetuer if.
should go by slow or fast trains
something after the suggestion of J. L.
Cowles in his "Freight and Passenger
Dec. '24-02. It has not. Truly,
By BABCOCK, Auditor.
Is there any good reason why the
Brandies bank should submit to gov
ernment inspection and make reports
when" called upon while the Burling
ton Voluntary Relief does a flourish
ing life and accident insurance busi
ness and obeys neither the "laws of
God nor Nebraska?
Why should the Bankers' Reserve
-Life, or the Woodmen Accident, or the
Royal Highlanders be compelled to
make reports to Auditor Weston, while
the Burlington Voluntary Relief goes
cumstances. The majority ruled, and
it is childish for such men as Mr.
Brumbaugh to pout and take their doll
rags and go home because the play is
not always conducted the way they
wanted it to be.
Besides, Mr. Brumbaugh is prema
ture. He is not aware that an era of
good feeling is dawning and that a
reunited populist party is not only one
of the possibilities, but very much of
Rough on the Ralstonifes
The editor of the El Dorado (Kas.)
Republican figures that a bushel of
com worth thirty cents and a bushel
of wheat worth sixty cents with fif
teen cents' worth of grinding, makes
seven dollars' worth of health food.
That men are only children of a
larger growth is evident Every now
and then The In-dependent gets a let
ter like,, this one from W. Brumbaugh,
"Please take my name off your list
as fusion killed the party and there
is no more hope for a party when
leaders will fuse with theeld parties.
My paper is paid to April, 1903, but
stop it now."
Suppose that it is true that fusion
killed the party which is merely
guess work has that killed the prin
ciples for which the party stood? Has
that demonstrated that national bank
issues are a good thing and govern
ment legal tender money a bad thing?
Has that demonstrated that private
ownership of railroads is right and
public ownership wrong? Becarse a
man will insist in plowing with a
left-handed plow, does it follow that
his potatoes will refuse to grow? The
object to be attained is to produce a
crop of potatoes, and the question of
selecting farm utensils is secondary,
even if important.
The party "leader?" could not and
never would have "fused" with any old
party if it had not been that a major
ity of the party felt that fusion was
the best thing to do under the cir-
American Girls Who Sold Themselves and
raid Their Monty for Titles That
Will be Abolished
There is mourning In the great tam
ilies of New York, there is weeping
among the Americans in France, be
cause the French government is going
to abolish titles. The "400" are so an
gry that they see blood on the moon
and are all for war, providing that
they can hire men to do the fighting
for a shilling a day, as a bloodless
French duel is the utmost extent to
which they can fight themselves.
A bill abolishing all French titles
has been introduced into the chamber
of deputiesand was received with ex
pressions of approval by a majority
of the members. The house at once
took up the measure, presented by
Deputy Fournier, into urgent consider
ation, and referred it to a committee.
There is universal belief that it will
French titles carry with them no
privileges under the republic, but 'hey
are legalized forms of address and are
recognized in foreign courts when
questions of precedence arise. To
abolish them would be to strike a
blow at many American . women of
wealth who exchanged their fortunes,
and many of them their happiness, for
titles. ' . -
Castellane, who has always been
among the most extreme and arrogant
of the so-called royalists, is the most
universally detested man in Paris to
day, for now his own party friends are
turning against him.
Some well-known American women
whose titles are menaced by the
French chamber of deputies are as
Miss Anna Gould, now Countess
Bonr de Castellane.
Miss Barbey, now Countess de Poor
tales. Miss Burdan, now Baronne Lepe
Miss Butterfield, now Countess de
Miss Claire Coudert, now Marquise
Miss Mary G. Caldwell, now Mar
quise de Merenville.
Miss Forbes, now Duchess of Choi-
Mrs. Herbert Gallatin, now Countess
August de Rohan-Cabor.
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miss ivieaera Marie iionman, now
Marquise de Mores.
Miss Mary Hayward, now Countess
Miss Marie Ledoux. now Marquise de
Miss Carola Livingston, now Coun
tess de Laugier-Villars.
Mrs. Charles F. Livermore, now
Baronne de Seillliere.
Miss Virginia Lowery, now Duchess
Miss Maggie Mitchell, now Duchess
de la Rochefoucald.
Miss Meigs, now Countess de Nef
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R, R.
Illinois Central Excursion to Cnba
will leave Chicago, St. Louis, Cincin
nati and Louisville January 23. 1!H3.
reaching same Doints en the return February 3.
A delightful voyage across the gulf of Mexico, a
six days stay on the Island of Cuba, including
a visit to Havana, Mantanzas, the Yalley of
Yumuri, the Caves of Belle Mar and other in
teresting points under the escort of the Ameri
can Tourist association. Rate from ths points
mentioned will be $160 for the round trip, which
amount will include all expenses everywhere.
Itineraries, giving full particulars, of your local
Illinois Central ticket agent.
11 mm nniC This occurs at New Or
mAnUI bnRiS lans on February 24, 190H.
IlinilUI VllflU For it excursion rates will
be in effect to New Orleans on specific dates
whieh your local ticket agent will be able to
NEW ORLEANS WtSrffiMre
111-11 UllkLnilU Tigit Winter tourist
rates now in effect. Double daily service and
fast steam-heated vestibule trains with through
sleeping cars, butTet-library-smoking car service
and all meals en route in dining cars. Ask for
an illustrated book on New Orleans.
IfryiPfl Tour of all Mexico via the Illinois
ill LA I Liu Central under the auspices of the
American Tourist Association,
will leave Chicago January 27, 1903. Tickets
include all expenses, Railway, Sleeping and
Dining Car Fares, Hotels, Carriages, etc.
CI flDim Through "Dixie Flyer" Sleeping
rl UillliA Cftr Lines, St. Louis to Jack sou-
bwinun ville.and Chicago to Nashville,
the latter connecting en route with through
Jacksonville car from St. Louis. Route via
Nashville, Chattanooga and Atlanta.
ersonally conducted Week.
ly Excursion Cars through
to Los Aneelps and Sun
Francisco as follows: Via New Orleons and
the Southern Route every Wednesday from'.'lii
cago; every Tuesday and Friday from Cincin
nati. Via Omaha and the Scenic Route every
Friday night from Chicago.
ROT SPRINGS, ARK.
Tl . Chicrgo and
Hot Springs, carried on the Central's fast full
man vestibule "Limited" train. Send for book
describing this most interesting of health and
UnMCCCCyCn? The Passenger Depart-
pany is issuing monthly circulars concerning
fruit growing, vegetable gardening, Ftock rais
ing, dairying, etc., in the States of Kentucky,
West Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Tvvery Farmer or Homeseckcr, who will forward
his nam and address will be mailed free Circu
lars Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, and others as they are
publishd,from month to month, on application
to J. F. Merry, A. Q. P. A., I. C. R. R., Dubuque,
FllII ParflPtllarC concerning all of the above
lUII rdllllrUldld can be had of agents of the
Illinois Central, or by addressing the nearf ptof
the undersigned representatives of the "Cen
tral" A. H. HANSON, G. P. A., Chiesgo, III,
J. F. MERRY, G. P. A., Dubuque. Iowa.
Ied'k Shepherd Attorney
NOTICE OP SAI.E.
Notice is hereby given that by virtue of an
action in partition and by virtue of an order of
sale therein made by Lincoln Frost, one of the
judstes of the District court of Lancaster county,
Net raska, on the 27th day of December, 1902, in
an action pending 111 said court wherein Nora
Clark is plaintiff and John W. Iliff etal., ai e de
fendants, the undersicned referees w ll at 2
o'clock i n S turdav, the 31st day of January,
1903, at the east door of the court "house in Lan
caster county, Nebraska, offer for sale pt public
auction to the h ghest bidder for cash, lot four of
block sixty-thie of Havelock, Lancaster county,
Nebraska, including the buildings thereon, to be
sold as one parcel.
F. L. SI'MPTF. R,
G L. LAWS,
Miss Mary Minell, now Countess
Miss Nichols, now Baronne de Cham
Miss Maria Read, now Countess de
Miss Marie Schenck, now Duchess of
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