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FEBRUARY 12, 1903.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL
Few Peple Khw How Useful It lain Preserv
ing Health and Beauty
Nearly everybody knows that char
coal is the safest and most efficient
disinfectant and purifier in nature,
but few realize its value when taken
into the human system for the same
Charcoal is a remedy that the more
you take of it the better; it is not a
drug at all, but simply absorbs the
gases and impurities always present
in the stomach and intestines and car
ries them out of the system.
Charcoal sweetens the breath after
smoking, drinking or after eating on
ions and other odorous vegetables.
Charcoal effectually clears and im
proves the complexion, it whitens the
teeth and further acts as a natural
and eminently safe cathartic.
It absorbs the injurious gases
which collect in the stomach and bow
els; it disinfects the mouth and
throat from the poison of catarrh.
All drugists sell charcoal in one
form or another, but probably the
best charcoal and the most for the
money is in Stuart's Absorbent Lozen
ges; they are composed of the finest
powdered Willow charcoal and other
harmless antiseptics, in tablet form
or rather in the form of large, pleas
ant tasting lozenges, the charcoal be
ing mixed with honey.
The daily use of these lozenges will
soon tell in a much improved condi
tion of the general health, better com
plexion, sweeter breath and purer
blood, and the beauty of it is, that no
possible harm can result from their
continued use, but on the contrary,
A Buffalo physician in speaking of
the benefits of charcoal,. says: "I ad
vise Stuart's Absorbent Lozenges to
all patients suffering from gas in
stomach and bowels, and to clear the
complexion and purify the breath,
mouth and throat; I also believe the
liver is greatly benefitted by the daily
use of them; they cost but twenty
five cents a box at drug stores, and
although in some sense a patent pre
paration, yet I believe I get more and
better charcoal in Stuart's Absorbent
Lozenges than in any of the ordinary
Again In Silon-Now Ravenna Bill About
Ready Railroad Lobby Rampant
The legislature reconvened Monday
after its nine days adjournment to
allow the special committee on rev
enue and taxation to complete its
work. The committee was not quite
ready to report its bill Monday and
asked lor more time, which was
The Lincoln Daily Star on Monday
evening claimed to present its read
ers with an abstract of the provisions
of the new bill, and sin,:e that time
has been crowing over its big "beat."
The other dailies are saying little
about it, but claim that several clays
must elapse before the committee is
r ady to report its bill.
The Star's summary of the features
of the new bill is as follows:
"A complete system of assessment
omcers, with a state body at the head.
' Taxes on real estate constitute a
lien from date due.
"Unit system is employed in tax
ation of railroad, telegraph and pipe
"The value of the franchises of
corporations must be returned in the
"A special provision is made for
telephone companies, requiring not
only franchise consideration, but also
statement of receipts and earnings.
"A severe penalty is provided for
attempts to evade the tax laws.
Provision is made to put the Un
ion Pacific bridge at Omaha in the
hands cf a receiver in case of pro
longation of the tax controversy.
"An amendment is offered increas
ing the assessments of t .e insurance
"Pawnbrokers are included in the
"Merchants and manufacturers will
find definition of the assessments as
amended against them."
Tile work was divided into four
.general topics and each assigned to a
sub-committee, (a) Corporations, to
Messrs. Sears, Day. Reynolds, and
Brown; (b) Assessors and Listing of
Personal Property, to Messrs. Sweez- j
ey, Saunders, Brown, and Fries; (c) j
Tax Sales, Deeds, Redemption of
Deeds, etc., to Messrs. Loomis, Pem
berton, and Warner; and (d) Sched
ules of Personal Property, Assess
ments, Listing and Valuation of Real
Estate, Taxation by Counties, and Col
lection of Taxes, to Messrs. Douglas,
Anderson, Thompson, and Wilson.
Until the bill is finally introduced,
The Independent will not attempt to
discuss its provisions. Suffice it to
say that a general survey of the field
as it appears at present indicates that
the bill will be along the lines laid
down in the republican platform last
fall, namely, that the farmers must
pay much heavier taxes and the rail
roads continue about as at present, if
not indeed to pay even a lower amount
than at present. It doubtless has a
number of excellent features, but it is
essentially a railroad tax-shirking bill,
if one may judge from the features
as presented by the Star.
Monday the house passed the fol
H. R. 99, by Gregg To require no
tice of district school board meetings
to be served on all members.
H. R. 100, by Hanna Appropriat
ing $12,000 for the establishment of
not less than three nor more than five
junior normal schools, to be under
the direction of the state superinten
dent. Three of such school to be lo
cated at Alliance, McCook and Val
entine. H. R. 101, by Kittel Raising the
road tax limit in townships from 2
mills to 5 mills.
House Roll 171 is the strategic point
where will be fought the battle be
tween the defenders of home rule and
equitable taxation on the one hand
and the railroad tax-shirking cohorts
on the other. The railroad forces are
sure to win so sure, in fact, that
Dictator Baldwin has felt free to go
to Kansas City to attend a wine sup
per in honor of Lincoln's birthday.
A caucus of the Lancaster delega
tion was held Tuesday night, and
this is the way the State Journal
broke the news that the Lancaster
delegation will obey the railroad lash:
"Taxation of terminal railroad
property received its death blow so
far as support from Lancaster's dele
gation as a unit is concerned when
the motion was passed declaring it to
be the sense of the meeting that the
present unit system be retained. This
motion was made by T. C. Munger
and was carried without opposition
after brief discussion. In talking
over this problem, a general senti
ment appeared that there was justice
in the plan and that railroads did
not pay their just share of municipal
taxes, but it was realized that the
majority of the members of the leg
islature had been made lo believe
that if municipal taxation of rail
roads was permitted in one or two
cities, it should be granted all along
the lines to towns and villages or else
the taxation in one or two places
would result in the lowering of the
share the railroads pay for county
taxes. The business men gave up
hope of passing the bill and released
the delegation from supporting the
Whatever may have been the orig
inal motive in separating the taxing
jurisdiction of Omaha, South Omaha,
and Lincoln, for municipal purposes,
from taxation for stale and county
purposes, the fact remains that House
Roll 171 carries out the idea of home
rule in taxation a principle that ev
ery populist and democratic member
of the legislature cannot afford to
oppose. The same idea should be
applied to every other city in the
state. It should be applied to the
assessment of railroads for county
purposes, although for county and
state taxation the "distribution" of
railroad values according to the mile
age plan 'in force, is the most nearly
equitable plan that can be adopted.
It may not be perfect but there is
no perfect taxation, with all due re
spect to the single taxers.
Other bills, applying the same prin
ciple for city taxation, should be in
troduced so that every city in the
state may have the same rights as
Omaha. None of them can pass this
railroad-ridden legislature but ev
ery man who wears the railroad col
lar should be put on record.
The fusion members a mere hand
ful, it is true have now the oppor
tunity to show what stuff they are
made of. A caucus should be held
and the minority should act as a unit
Home Life Insurance Companies
THEIR IMPORTANCE TO THE
WEST SUGGESTIONS OF AN
EXPERT LIFE INSURANCE
OFFICER UPON THE
BANKERS RESERVE LIFE
As the Exemplification of His Ideas
A Strong Local Company Backed
by the People of Nebraska
and the West.
Good Ranch Property Cheap
The following is a brief description of a few of the bargains we have to offer
this week. Write for full infoi mation. Our great facilities and long experience
enables us to give you the best possible service. We sell, buy and trade all kicds
No. C25. 320 acres 12 miles southwest
of Akron, Colo. Fine Improve
ments. Price $2,200, $1,400 cash and
time on the balance. Great oppor
tunity for man with small capital.
No. 626. 480 acres in Dawson county.
240 acres on Platte Valley and fin
est kind of land for alfalfa; 50 acres
good stand of alfalfa. 240 acres
sloping hill land. 100 acres under
irrigation ditch, water right all
paid up. 100 acres under cultiva
tion besides the 50 acres in alfalfa
225 acres in pasture. There is no
finer piece of property In the state
of Nebraska. Price, $10,000.
No. 623. 1,440 acres deeded land 2G
miles from railroad town. Will cut
400 to 500 tons of hay. 100 acres
in cultivation. 2 miles from post
office; telephone to railroad. Nice
grove of trees. Price, $6,500.
No. 024. 13 deeded quarters, 3 miles
from Akron, Colo. Fine new im
provements, d) two-year-old steers
and heifers, 40 last spring's calves
(black muleys). Plenty feed on
place to carry stock through win
ter. For a short time only this
goes for $7,500.
No. 621. 480 acres in Frontier Co.
160 cultivation; 160 bottom land,
one-half of which is good timber.
10 acres alfalfa. 70 acres blue stem
meadow. Timber will make enough
posts at 10 cents each to pay for
the land. Price, $15 per acre.
No. 613. 1,440 acres deeded land. 200
head good grade white face cattle.
Horses and implements for putting
up 1,000 tons of hay. Shed for 250
head of cattle. All improvements
first-class. 25 miles from railroad
town. Telephone connections.
Price $13,500. Will take from $6,000
to $8,000 farm in trade, and will
carry $5,000 on the stock if so de
sired. No. 608. 320 acre ranch 8 miles from
Elsie, Perkins county. Fine new
improvements and will handle 300
head of cattle. Price $3,500. Will
also sell 80 head of cattle if de
sired, or will trade everything for
good farm in eastern Nebraska or
No. 601. 480 acres in Lincoln county.
Fine valley land; good improve
ments and goes at $15 per acre.
No. 631. 2,080 acres deeded land 5
miles from Tuma, Colo. Improve
ments that cost $2,500. Also one
section of school land leased. An
excellent ranch proposition and we
will sell it for $7,500, half cash and
' balance to suit purchaser.
No. 572i,6. 920 acres deeded and 650
acres school land leased. 2 miles
of running water. 150 acres under
cultivation. 200 acres well adapted
to alfalfa. 142 head of good cattle,
10 head of horses, and ranch equip
ment. Plenty of feed to carry stock
through winter. Price $15,000 and
will take part in trade for good in
No. 555. 400-acre stock ranch in Otoe
county; two miles from good town.
First-class improvements; 250
acres under cultivation. Trice, $45
No. 540. 1,100-acre ranch one mile
from Loup City, Neb. 460 acres
Loup river bottom. Good alfalfa
land. Fine improvements. Price,
$22,000, half cash and time to suit
buyer on balance.
We have many more good bargain
in ranch property. Can suit you in
price, terms and location.
No. 627. 880-acre farm in Harlan '
county. 400 acres In cultivation;
275 acres in winter wheat, in good
condition. Half mile of running
water, 40 acres alfalfa. Fine orch
ard. Will give possession at once. '
Price ?20 per acre. A better deal
cannot be found in the state.
No. 628. 160 acres five miles from
Huntley. Unimproved. $1,000, half
No. 622. A good farm in Missouri for
$30 per acre.
No. 614. Good farm in Phillips Co.,
Kansas, for $22 per acre.
No. 616. 1,600 acres in Perkins county
at $3 per acre.
No. 617. 160 acres fine alfalfa land
in Republican valley, very best im-
provements; 36 acres in alfalfa.
Price, $6,000; $4,000 cash.
We have several hundred farms, large
and small, and at all prices. Can
suit you in terms and location.
Write us just what you want. We
can certainly please you in alfalfa
No. 619. First-class upholstering bus
iness in large town. Only one in the
city. Price, $500. This is a snap.
No. 607. $4,000 stock of marble. In
good town. Will trade for good
No. 598. General store in Fillmore
county. Only one in village. Good
paying proposition. Goes for $1,200.
We have a fine list of residence prop
erty in Lincoln and other Nebraska
town3, as well as several in other
Nebraska Real Estate and Exchange Agency
1328 O Street,
EBER & FARRIS
"I cannot urge the people of the t
west too strongly to build up their
local insurance companies," said B.
H. Robison, president of the Bankers
Reserve Life association and prob
ably the best known life insurance ex
pert west of Chicago. "It is essential
to the financial independence of the
west. We cannot afford to take from
$1,200,000 to $2,000,000 a year from our
savings and cart it away to New York
to be stored in money vaults already
"Des Moines, Ta., is the home of a
hundred insurance organizations or
ganized under the laws of that state.
An army of more than 25,000 people
is supported by the more than 5.000
persons paid wages and other forms
of compensation by these institutions.
"Nebraska is now the home of three
staunch life insurance companies or
ganized under the laws of this state.
There are a number of fire insurance,
accident and casualty companies and
this stale is the home state of two of
the great benefit societies and of sev
eral younger but promising fraternal
"There is no reason In the wide,
wide world why Nebraska should
march in the rear ranks of the insur
ance advance guard of the west. Sit
uated at exactly the 1 right geographi
cal location to cover the trans-Mississippi
region, in the healthiest, section
of the American union, with thou
sands of insurable age, loyal and en
terprising, we can and we shall make
Nebraska rank with Connecticut and
Massachusetts in the insurance world.
"I am very much in earnest about
this matter not alone because I am
the executive officer of a promising
company, but because my heart is in
this patriotic work of building up the
great west along life insurance lines.
"We would welcome to the field a
dozen good, well-managed companies
and the home companies can and
should make common cause against
alien, trust-bound competitors wheu
they will not compete fairly.
"As evidence of the readiness of th3,
people of this section of the west to
aid in the good work, permit me to
refer to my annual report and to show
you by the figures of our financial '
statement what has been accomplished
in a little more than three years of
New business in 1902 $2,332,730
Insurance in force 5,234,500
Premium income 179,50'.)
Invested and other assets... 116,820
Death losses unpaid None
Contested claims None
Current liabilities None
Cash in bank 25,284 ,
"I want to secure good underwrit
ers for several new' states we are '
about to enter. The Bankers Reserve
Life is known all through the west
The good fight it has been making
for western companies draws to it
the support of the loyal local people
everywhere. No better policies, no
better agency contracts, no better
field for work, no better terms."
Catalpa Seedlings and Seeds
2,000,000 Catalpa seedlings. Varie
ties: Bigonioides, Speciosa, Teas' Hy
brid, Japan, Golden Leaf, and dwarf,
12 to 36 inches high. 1,000 pounds
seeds of same, growth 1902. Write
ROBT. W. FURNAS, ,
ft 1 1-1 AlV.lL
Baltimore has finally secured a pri-
primaries on the same day and iaL
the same voting booths. , ,
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