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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
APRIL 2, 1903.
The United Mutual Hail In
surance Association the larg
est and most successful hail in
surance company in the state.
ALL1 LOSSES PAID PROMPTLY
Insuring crops against losa by
hall Is becoming more popular
every year. The United Mu
tual Hail Insurance Company
organized in 1899 is the largest,
best and most successful hail
insurance company doing busi-
ness in the state. It pays all
losses promptly. Since its or
ganization it has written 9,066
policies of insurance aggregat
- ir.g ?5,210,C00 of risks. It has
paid 1,949 loss claims amount
ing to $147,315.10. The insur
ance has cost the policy holders
only one-half as much as old
line fire insurance companies
receive proportionate to the
amount of losses paid. No one
raising crops can afford to take
the risk of losing his crops by .
hail when he can get this pro
tection with thousands of the
best farmers of the state. Last
year the United Mutual carried
$1,740,694 insurance and paid
$27,710 in losses. They paid in
losses more than four times as
. much as the combined payments
tpf all other hail insurance com -.
panles doing business In the
Good, reliable representatives
are wanted in every township
United Mutual flail las. Association,
n6 So. ioth 5t, Lincoln, Nebr.
Points In Cal
L V Ln I LM T
The Union Pacific will sell One-Way
Colonist Tickets at the following rates
iii ran urn uiitL7
From Missouri River Terminals
$25 to San Francisco, Los Angeles
and many other California points.
Tickets on sale Feb. 15 to June 15, '03.
$20 to Ogden and Salt Lake City.
$20 to Butte, Anaconda and Helena.
$22.50 to Spokane and Wanatchee,
Wash. $25 to Everett, Fairhaven and
New Whatcom, via Huntington and
Spokane. $25 to Portland, Tacoma
and Seattle. $25 to Ashland, Rose
burg, Eugene, Albany and Salem, via
Portland. Tickets on sale Feb. 15 to
April 30, 1903.
E. B. SLOSSON, Gen. Agt,
10.44 O sk, Lincoln, Neb.
Handy Economical Patat.
The rich Tuscan Red Mineral Paint,
mixed in Colorado and shipped with
all charges paid and safe delivery
guaranteed by the B. M. & Paint Co.,
Railroad Bldg., Denver, - Colo., is
handy, in that it requires no oil, only
water, to prepare it for use; is econ
omical because of its little price and
great spreading quality, and is also
one of the best preservative paints for
Indoor or outside work that can be
had at any price. The advertisement
of this paint appears elsewhere in this
Issue, and will repay perusal by all of
Certificate of Publication
State of Nebraska
Auditor of Public Accounts
Lincoln, February 1st, 1903. ,
It is hereby certified, That the Mutual Life
Insurance Company of New York, in the State
of New York, has complied with the Insurance
Law of this State, applicable to such companies
and is therefore authorized to continue the bus
iness of Life Insurance in this State for the
current year ending January 31st, Jim.
Summary 0f Report Filed for the Year Ending
December 31, 1 903.
Allother sources.... 16,430,960.59
Taid policy holders.? 29.071.358.02
All other payments. 15,078,949.58
Admitted assets .'. ..$3S2, 432,631. 30
Net reserve $311,303,247.00
Net policy claims.... 1,68,186.20
All other liabilities. 69,441,248.10 382,432,(581.30
Total f 582,432,61.30
'Witness my hand and the seal of the Auditor
of Public Accounts the day and year first above
written. Charles Weston,
Auditnr of luhlic Accounts,
J. L. 1'IEBCB,
"Casting Pearls," Etc.
Readers of The Independent are fa
miliar with the history of the case
against the Standard Oil trust, brought
by Attorney General Smyth and lost
by the combined efforts of Referee3
Tibbets and Wright and Attorney Gen
George Rice of Marietta, O., was the
principal witness. ' His deposition,
taken by Attorney General Smyth,
was sufficient to win the suit for th?
state. A change of administration
came. A democratic, anti-trust at
torney general was succeeded by a re
publicanwhose chief - distinction is
that like "Necessity,"-he knows no
law. The case hinged upon Mr. Rice's
deposition. Objection was made that
It had been mailed by the notary to
Clerk Herdman instead of. direct to
the referees. At first these referee i
supposedly democrats held that the
deposition might be admitted, it was
admitted, emasculated, however, wher
ever it tended to show that the de
fendant Standard Oil company of Ind
iana was in fact a part of the Stand
ard Oil trust Afterward the referees
saw a great light. They discovered
that Clerk Herdman -was not the
clerk of the referees, and hence, the
whole deposition must be excluded.
So they reversed their former ruling.
With Rice's testimony excluded, the
referees then very properly reported
that a matter of fact the state had
adduced no evidence in support of it
contention; and that as a matter or
law the defendant was entitled to a
judgment of dismissal. That was
what "Necessity" wanted. He made
no objection to the report of the ref
ereessimply stood mute; and as the
court couldn't act as judges and prose
cutor, the case went by default.
In a late letter to The Independent,
Mr. Rice encloses a copy of a letter
he has send to, the attorney general.
The enclosures he mentions are
pamphlets containing facts and figures
regarding the trust's latest operations.
It shows Mr. Rice's good intentions
but he's rather extravagant with hi3
pearls. His letter follows:
"Astor House, N. Y... March 26, 1903
Hon. F. N. Prout. Attorney Gen
eral, Lincoln, Neb. Dear Sir: Per
mit me to submit the enclosed to your
consideration. Should you desire fur
ther Information upon the subject of
the Standard Oil trust, oh which I feel
myself to be wen posted, I am yours
to command. Present address as
above, or Marietta, O. Truly yours,
SPECIAL MARKET LETTER
FROM NYE & BUCHANAN CO., LIVE
STOCK COMMISSION MER
CHANTS, SO. OMAHAr
This week is brinsine a little bet
ter cattle market thus far. Rereints
have been moderate and Wednesday's
market is 10c higher than last week's
close. We expect a little stronger
market for a few days now. Stock
ers and feeders strong.
WTe quote good beef steers $4.60 to
$5.00, fair $4.10 to $4.50, warmed-up
$3.85 to $4.10, choice cows and heif
ers $3.G0 to $4.10, fair to good $3.00 to
$3.50, canners and cutters $1.75 to
$2.50; choice light stockers and feed
ers $4.20 to $4.40, good $3.75 to $4.20,
stocker. heifers $3.00 to $3.25; bulls
slow at $2.60 to $3.80; veal $4.00 to
Hog receipts fairt Range $7.00 to
Sheep receipts moderate. Market
Lambs . $7.00-$7.25
Yearlings 6.25- 6.75
Wether3 6.00- 6.50
Ewes 5.25- 5.50
Good Road Currency
It is enough to astonish the civilized
world to face the indisputable fact
that the United States sustains an an
nual loss of more than ten hundred
millions of dollars for the want of
But if all of the counties in the
United States were to issue bonds
bearing the usual rates of interest to
borrow enough money to pay for dig
ging the hills down and filling the
low places and thoroughly macadam
izing their roads the taxpayers would
be called upon to pay more than ten
hundred millions of dollars in inter
est before the work could be half
completed. Not one dollar of which
would be used to improve the roads.
Good road currency would save the
people from paying this enormous
and unnecessary tax of more than a
billion of dollars.
We submit our plan: By appro
priate legislation let the treasurer of
the United States issue good road cur
rency, made receivable for all pur
poses for which national bank cur
rency is receivable, to the amount of
fifty thousand dollars for each thou
sand square miles of land or frac
tional part thereof or over in each
county, , to be Issued to the country
treasurer on condition that the county
vote a special annual good road tax
of not less than half of one per cent on
all of the taxable wealth of the coun
ty, to be continued for ten years, or
so long as needed for good road pur
poses. And the fifty thousand dollars of
good road currency should be increased
or diminished from" time to time as
In the judgment of congress the pros
perity and general welfare of the peo
Good road tax and currency should
be Dald out only o"n contract witn
ananlfiKtlnng f)ra wn Hd Ifit by COIH-
petent engineers and approved by the
county courts. woric snoum com
mence in each county on the road
where the lareest amount of private
subscription could be obtained, all of
which and the good road tax snouia
be made payable in labor If made
satisfactory with the contractors.
I Buffalo, Mo.
v Morgan's Corral
t toiled up the mountain asthmatic
To get a clear view of the bright
I panted for breath, exhausted, un
easy, f My diaphragm seemed ttf be queer
J ly undone; -
I sought for the cause and Anally
The rarified air was elusive as
I found that the magnates had cor-
raled and bound it,
Yea! robbed the whole world with
a Morganized trust.
On reaching the summit I looked for
Intent on the glory the dawn would
Enraptured, impatient I sought for
the beaming - -
That heralds the daybirth with ar
rows of sold.
The gloaming enwrapped me, the
hours were passing,
High noon came apace yet dispelled
not the night:
(A wireless Marconigram (tod of the
Of millions by Morgan to corral
Poor fool! ye may struggle however
May threaten and storm as your
Figure out for me how. jou can hope
' to resist
Deprived of your life-giving sun
light and air.
You are bound hand and foot, your
Your doom is decreed and to you is
Plutocracy reigns and your rights are
Poor victim! poor slave! of a Mor
ganized trust. J.
Gouverneur, N. Y.
Maintain the Organizatioa
Editor Independent: I admire your
courage -and truthfulness in The In
dependent and hope you God-speed
in the discrimination of the truth in
the interest of the common people.
Let us all try to maintain the peo
ple's party as an organization. We
have advocated nothing but right
principles. Others are seeing the
truth as time passes, and the atroc
ities of the present and past systems
are being revealed. It needs courage
and persistence in advocating any re
form movement The people move
slowly partly through ignorance, pre
judice, party issue and selfishness mis
guided. But only persistence in ex
posure of wrong and . an appeal to
right with "line upon line, precept
upon precept, here a little and there a
little," will eventually result in revo
lutionizing thought and sentiment as
it always has in the past.
It is God's way and the true way,
and in this way when reforms are ac
complished they are permanent.
All honor to you for courage and
hard labor and fortitude. The goal
of righteousness will be reached some
time, and the accomplishment of good
achieved for humanity will be your's
and many others' crown of glory.
B. F. WHITNEY.
in the 4ooc
200,000 ACRES of the
choicest virgin lands for
sale at from
$8 to $12 per Acr
Fertile Valleys, Open
Plains, Luxuriant Grasses,
Pure Spring Water.
It should interest every farmer in Nebraska
to know that be can sell out his high-priced
lands and move to the fertile valleys of East
ern Assiniboia and buy land at from $8 00 to
f 12.00 per acre, with an expenditure of very
little cash. It must certainly be of interest
also to know that the taxes on improved farms
in this famous district are from $2.50 to f.5.00
on the quarter section. Hundreds have come
into tins district from Minnesota, Iowa and
Nebraska at my instigation and have found
district just aa fertile, and the winters just
as p.casaui, fcs u the Western States, and
prosperity more generally prevailing. Poor
men who came to this district two years ago
and purchased land at J8.00 per acre are now
prosperous and contented. In 1901 Areola
shipped 500,000 hnshels of wheat, being an
average of 29 bushels per acre, and in the
season just passed 000.000 bushels of wheat
being an average of 33 bushels per acre, be
sides 200,000 bushels of flax. Write to your
friends in this district, or send to me for my
map and pamphlet showing the lands I still
have for sale at the above prices. You cannot
help but be impressed by the prospects. It
is worth figuring out.
A. B. COOK, Areola, Assiniboia, Canada.
There was a flamboyant editorial in
the Lincoln Star concerning Roose
velt's triumph in securing the ratifica
tion of the Cuban treaty. It did not
mention the fact that the house has to
vote on it yet and that trick played
by the senate was a defeat for the
president That is a fair sample of
the information generally contained
in republican papers.
The WORLD'S FAIR LINE
"Last to leave, first to arrive."
Leave Omaha 5:55 p. m.
Arrive St. Louis 7:00 a. m.
SPECIAL RATES .
New Orleans and return, $29.50.
Sold April 11, 12, 13.
St. Louis and return, $13.50.
Sold April 26, 27, 29, 30, May 1.
New Orleans and return, $29.50.
Sold May 1, 2, 3, 4.
Smoothest, shortest and quickest
"south and southeast
All information al city office, 1601
Farnam st, or address,
HARRY E. MOORES, G. A. P. D.
P H A Fl ffl GerJinS Bargain
U U ifU fl J V9 Hundred of Upright Piano
Joriffhte ae - lnw
Utiful New TJr-Sl&OendSlW.Afin
returned from renting to be)
diipoeed of al one. They inclode Steiaway, Knabee, Fiechert,
Sterling! and other well known maka. Kany eanDot be die
tinguiehed from new MB emg. -aav fa ff yet all are offered at
a great dieeount. . M 9 I ' Up
at 1100. aleo bean.
Instrument at S3), i" fully canal to manr
f 400 piano. Monthly payment! accepted. Freight only aboak
$6. Write for liit and partienlari. Ton make a great eating.
Piano warranted a represented. Dlmtrated Piano Book Free.
LV0W & HEALY
IOO Adams St.. CHIC ACO.
Varld'a turgest mnic hone; aell Iverything known in Vnain,
for your Farm, Business, Heme.
or properly of any kind, no mat
ter where located. If you desire
a quick saie. send . us descriotion
and price. Northwestern Business Agency,
N 313 Bank of Commerce Bldg.Minneapolis.Minn
Doyle & Berg Attorneys at Law
NOTICE OF PARTITION SALE
Notice is hereby Riven that the nndersiirnprt.
as referees, duly appointed by the District
Court of Lancaster County, Nebraska, in aa
action pending in said court, wherein Mary J.
Canfield Taylor and Cleora Wilkinson are
piamtins, ana wenry M. sanford. Kebecca San
ford, Alonzo D. Wilkinson and William Q. Tay
lor are defendants, to partition the lands of tha
parties to said action, and on the 4th day of
March, 1903, the report of said referees to tho
efieet that said real estate could not be parti
tioned without great prejudice to the owners
thereof, was approved, and said referees wr
ordered by said court to sell said lands at nnh-
lic sale, as upon execution, at the front door of
the court house in Lincoln, Lancaster County,
Nebraska, for cash. The said referees, pur
suant to said order of said court, and their
powers as such referees, having given the bond
prescribed by law, and taken the oath of their
office, will on the 7th day of April, A. D. 1903, at
the east front door of the court houre in Lin
coln, Lancaster County. Nebraska, at the hour
of 2 o'clock p. m. of said day, sell for cash, to
the highest bidder, at public auction, the fol
lowing lands, to-wit :
Lot twenty (20) in Fairbrothers' Subdivision
of part of the northeast quarter (N. E. J4) of
section twenty-four (24) township ten (10) range
six 16) east of the 6th P. M., and lot four (4) in
Harley's and McFarland's Subdivision of Block
thirty-six (36) and part of lot thirty-five (35) in
Fairview, as described in the recorded plat
thereof. Said Fairview being on a part of the
southeast quarter (S. E. M) of section thirteen
( 13)township ten (10)range 6 (6) east of the 6th P.
M ; also lot seven (7) in block live (5) in Mechan
ics' Addition to the City of Lincoln, all Lancaster
County, Nebraska; also the southeast quarter
(S.E. M)of section twenty-seven (27) in town
ship six (6) north of range twenty-five (25) west
in Frontier- County, Nebraska, containing 16!)
acres; also lot twelve (12) and the east one-half
(E. Vi) of lot eleven (11) all in block one hundred-eighty-three
(183) in the City of Lincoln,
Lancaster County, Nebraska; also lot six (6) in
block two hundred forty-three (243) 1 in the City
of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska; lot
"B" of Brock's Subdivision of lots thirteen (13)
and fourteen (14) in block fifty-six (,16) in the
City of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.
O. S. Warp,
Carleton E. Loomis,
Dated this 4th day of March 1903.
The new assessment law is a stem
winder, and makes the railroads shriek
for very joy. It is tco long to be
printed in full, but it compels every
citizen to list and swear to all his
property, down to the most unimport
ant article he possesses, all of which
is to be taxed. The assessor is to be
elected as a county official and will
hold his office four years. The asses
sor will have the power to appoint
deputies in each precinct, who will
receive $3 per day. Property will be
listed at full value nnd assessed. at
one-fourth.- Dakota City Herald.
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