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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
The Men Who Should bo
Elected to the District Bench.
OCTOBER 8, 1903.
CCfUJuii JUUlUlALi iiUiinnuiiu.
John J. Sullivan, Columbus.
E. O. Kretsinger, jjcatrice.
W. H. Kelligar, Auburn. -
Paul Jessen, Nebraska City.
(Republican nominee indorsed by the
democrats; no populist nomination.)
(No nominations yet.)
(A non-partisan tangle which The In
dependent hasn't unraveled yet)
S. H. Sornborger, Wahoo.
B. F. Good, Wahoo.
Conrad Hollenbeck, Fremont
James A. Grimison, Schuyler.
G. W. Stubbs, Superior.
Guy T. Graves, Pender.
Douglas Cones, Plainview.
Ed. L. Adams, Minden.
John R. Thompson, Grand Island.
James M. Armstrong, Albion.
Willis L. Hand, Kearney.
A. F. Parsons, North Platte.
J. L. White, Curtis.
W. II. Westover R'ishville.
J. J. Harrington, O'Neill.
The Independent has heretofore
called attention to the fact that the
new revenue lav and the Ramsey cu
rator law, both of which affect rail
road and farming intpre?ts; will, in
the next four years, call for a number
of judicial decisions, both in the dis
trict and in the supreme courts. The
revenue law as it stands, without ju
dicial interpretation, is essentially fav
orable to the railroads and unfavora
ble to the farmers and business men.
Trie Ramsey elevat r law. if constitu
tional, (which The Independent doubts
very much), Is adverse to railroad in
terests and favorable to the farmers,
because if enforced it wo'ild enable
farmers' elevators to be operated,
thereby benefiting the farmers iq the
extent they are now being obbed by
the railroad-era in trust combination.
In fact, whatever is advantageous to
the farmers in either law is more or
less disadvantageous to the railroads,
and vice versa. Hence, thre Is an ir
reconcilable conflict .between the two
interests, a ltfco gh th farmers do not
understand the situation as well as
the railroads do. -
bending their energies to elect railroad
attorneys to the supreme and district
bench. They want judges whose legal
training will i-aturally make them
biased in favor of railroads.- They
need not necessarily be corrupt men
but simply men who Bee things
through railroad spectacles. That is
enough. If such men are elected, it
will not be difficult to find that the
Ramsey law gives no relief to farmers'
elevators. In th t case it would take
very little legal hair-splitting to de
clare the law invalid. But in the rev
enue law is where 'e farmers will get
Ul lb UWUIU vtv J "O "
Our constitution requires that
"The legislature shall provide such
revenue as may be needful by levying
a tax by valuation, so that EVERY
PERSON AND CORPORATION shall
pay a tax IN PROPORTION TO THE
VALUE of his, her, or its property and
franchises, the value to be ascertained
in such manner as the legislature shall
The new revenue law requires the
property of formers and business men
to be valued by deputy county asses
sors at actual cash value; the levy is
then computed upon one-fifth, or 20
per cent, of thi3 actual cash value
that Is, what tho property would sell
for in open market But the new rev
enue law places the assessment of
railroad property in. the hands of the
state board and does not provide that
it shall be taxed upon one-fifth of its
actual cash value. As a matter for con
lecture, it is safa t say that the r
pvblican state board, utterly owned
and dominated bv the railroads, will
not assess railroad pronrty even at
oi.e-seventh or one-eighth, to pay
nomine of one-fft actual cah value.
The mOTi nnme(l above are the farm
ers' candidates. Inspection of the r
iv'blioan norninsiiou will phnw the
lit of railroad crrdidtpa. Thp rail
roads have fn mdonbted rifht to be
it politics. Thv pav one-sixth of the
taxes. One-sixth of the men in the
state" are enwlovpd bv thm.
B"t so ve th". farmers a rich to
b in noMMcs. Thv iyv more thu
one-half the taxea-dirAotlv &Td indl
rctlv nav s"ctaitiUv nil of thom.
More" than n1f of th men in Ne-hrai-a
are former-. Wh'v sho'n't
jthpv have. Juds who lecal traH'nar
bq been o.c" things from the farm
Surh ia the sH'iotlnn. A vote for
tbe men nmert" abov ia a voto in th
irtereats of. the termors. A voto for
the r"n'ib1in pndH i a vote in
th it"rea of tp r"r''. It is a
nupc-flon ftf voMn for VMollv d
hohioq, don't vo'' vrw." Mr. Farmer
where do you stand?
To the Citizens of Lancaster County, Nebraska.
Gentlemen As my name will be presented to you on the regular hallot for
the office of county assessor, and as this is a new offico created by the last, state
legislature of Nebraska, which must be filled at this coming election, November 3
1903, I lake this method of presenting my claim to the voters of this county as it
would be impossible for me to see each and every one of you before election, and
it is a matter of great importance thatyou make a careful and conscientious choice
in order to protect your own and neighbor's interest. Every tax payer should be
satisfied that he is selecting the man who will be fair and has the ability to make
an impartial asees-ment of all the properties in this county.
I was born in New York city, where I received a thorough business education.
At 16 years of age I left my employment as a machinist on the Harlem & New
Haven R. R. to enlist in the 2d N. Y. S. M., afterwards the 82 U. S. Volunteer In
fantry. After participating in many of the severest battles of the civJ war I was
sent home by the order of Surgeon-General Hammond on account of sicknegs. I
came to Lincoln, Nebraska, in the spring of 1876 and purchased a farm of three
hundred and iVenty acres in Highland precinct, thi county, where I resided 14
years as a farmer. To better educate my family of nine children I removed to
Lincoln, engaged in the real estate business, having resided here ever since, and
having been identified with th growth nod advancement of this city and county
ell these years. I wna elected to the office of county commissioner in the fall of
1890 and served until 1894. This is the only elective office I have ever held. As
to my capacity and integrity in the discharge of the duties of that office, or in my
business relations for nearly 28 years in this county, I would cheerfully refer to
anyone who knows me or 'that has had business relations with me, public or
private during that period. I herewith promise, if elected, to give my careful and
undivided attention to the several duties of the office.
In anticipation of your favorable consideration and a word of commendation
to your friends, which will be fully appreciated by me, I remain,
Yours most respectfully,
Candidate for County Assessor,
, ' Autumn
With fragrance of the aftermath
The air is redolent;
While floats from far a smoky breath
At forest alters spent.
Dear gol den . days of rich . Increase,
Of all the year the best;
IWhen .brooding nature. . steeped in
Swoons to her dreamful rest.
I Eugene C. Doison, in Reader,
The plutocratic dallies continue to
insist that the farmers and wage
workers have ten billion dollars de
posited in the banks, when there is.
according to the United States treas
urer, only two billions in the whole
The Erie Echo some time ago sug
gested Miles for president and Schley
for vice president on the democratic
ticket next year.
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320-acre farm J". Harlan county; 160
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frame house, barn," and other out
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Farm For Sale
76 acres, located one mile from cen
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