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JOHN I. . KKNK Y.
JOSKl'il L. hANU.
For Qovcrnor ,
OIIAH H OIKTKIU1I , Ark ma.
For Llnut , Oovcrncr.
E V SAVAGE , GiiHtiir.
For Secretary ofHtate.
G W AlAKSll , KiohardHon.
' OUAcJVESTON , Shorirlan.
, 'For Attorney General.
v FRANK N PKOUT , GAGE.
For Com Pub Lands und UltlRS.
G D FOLLMER , Thaycr.
For Supt Pub Instruction.
W-K FOWLER , WaHhington ,
MOSES P. K1NKAIU.
For Senator , 1Mb Scnutorlal Ulxtrlct ,
HON. F. M. OUKKIK , , Sargrnt.
For Hcprtpcnliitlvci" , tfltb Dlht. ,
CHAS. E. STAFFORD.
ForConiity Attoinoy ,
JUDSON C. POUTER.
. . , . , , COUNTY SUPERVISOR TICKET.
v For BopetYlBor , District No. I ,
fe'iFor BupoiTleor Ulst. No. 3 ,
W. J. WINDNAGLE
For Supervisor , Dl t. No , 7 ,
Koad Overseer Dial. > o. 1 ,
< - District No. 8 ,
Dltlrlct No. 4 ,
M. D. CALLEN.
District No , 5 ,
P. 11. ARTHUR
- District No. 0 ,
G. E , CAD WELL.
. . District No. 7 ,
C. T. WRIGHT.
"If there IH any ouo who believes
tbo Gold Standard IB a good thing ,
or that it muHt bo maintained , I
warn him not to cksfchis vote for
me , bocauBo I promise him it will
not bb mair tai nod in th'iH country
longer than I am able to f.ot rid of
it. " W. J ; UUYAN , at Knoxville ,
"T.onn. , Sept. 10 , 1890.
A promiiumt populist from the
western part of the county on br
ing informed that Senator Carrie
had been renominatcd for tbo senate
remarked. , 'That settles it. " Ho
will be elected , I am a Bryan man
but I voted for Prof. Currio two
years ago and I will again , So
will many othirs who know him.
His roeordjn the legislature was
When in the campaign against
Abraham Lincoln it was charged by
the democrats that if ho was elected
to the presidency , ho would overthrow -
throw our republican form of gov
ernment and establish a monarchy ,
Mr. Lincoln replied : "There is no
fear of the people losing their lib
erties. Wo all know this to bo the
ory of demagogues , and none but
the ignorant will listen to it. "
When the populist speakers used
to predominate in Ouster county ,
they enjoyed roasting the republi
can party , and their followers
cheered them to the echo. But
when one of their number , who has
loft the fold , dishes up a roast for
the democrats , as did Mra % Lease at
the opera house Monday night , and
their own ox is gored , it mikes
them smart under the collar. How-
evdr wo never thought that kind of
oampaigning very effective , and do
not approve of it in any speaker.
But as Mrs. Lease has BO recently
left tbo populist ranks , it ia not
surprising that eomo of the popu-
liatio characteristics are retained by
Thirty-two of the citizens of
Uallaway have mibrtoribud $573 to
tlin county divimoii fund. R. E
Hrcfja heads the list with $75.
Thr-ro are no farmers or ranchmen
on the lUt. The subscriber are
the county scat boomers and Hpecu
latorp , who hope to saddle the bur
den of n smnll county upon the
farmers and stockmen , whether they
want it or not Fortunately for the
taxpayers , it takes t > majority of
the votes to divide , and it otimiot be
forofcd upon them against their will ,
and if we arc correctly informed , a
majority of the voters do not want it.
- The Ansloy Advocate lias again
changed owners. W. F. Grocnlee ,
a young man of Mason City , is the
editor nnd publisher. He will continuo -
tinuo the paper in the old political
ruts of the former publisher. It ia
sad to see a young man with bright
poHHibilititH on lor a sinking ship ,
when all others have left it. But
as some will learn only at the school
of experience , and no advice would
bo acceptable. Wo shall offer none ,
but hope that when Mr. Greonloe
has grown older , and can reason
from caupc to efft'Ot ' , ho may bo able
to BOO the error of his wnye , and
east his lot with the parly of human
progress and national prosperity.
The prospects that Judge M. P.
Kinkaid will ho in a position to
represent the Sixth congressional
district in congress after next March ,
will bo n condition very much ap
prcciated , not only by republicans ,
but by quite a large element of the
better class of populinls , democrats
and prohibitionists. .The misrep-
reaeul.-UivoH with which this district
has lioon cursed for the past tun
yearn , is to many who in their tit of
excitement helped to elect Kern ,
Greene and Neville , as wormwood
and gall. Their necks have grown
too sore to wear the iron collar any
longer , forged tor them by the fu
sion ringflterp , who have forced
such men upon them. From reports
over the distiiot , it is quite evident
that there will bo more than onoligh
that will forsake Neville to give
Judge Kinkaid a majority. This is
another evidence that there is still
a God in the Sixth district , as well
as in Israel.
If Sargent township does not
give Senator Currie a majority this
fall they will prove more ungroat-
ful than I boleive them to bo. It
was largely through Senator
Currio's iniiuonoo that the B. & M.
R. Rail road was built last year to
Sargent and had ho not boon elect
ed to the Senate two years ago ho
would not have been in a position
to exert the intLienco ho did. Upon
his presentation of Sargent's busi
ness interests the Supt. oi the road
demanded a showing of certain
business prospects iu caio the road
was built to Sargent. Committees
were apponintod and a canvas was
made nnd the facts were shown to
bo as Senator Cuirio had vouch
safed. 'i ho advantages offered to
the people of Sargent precinct by
rail road fooilliter are largely duo
to the efforts of Senator Currio in
their bohalf. Every man along
that line of road from Arcadia to
bargont regardless of their party
atlilioatious if possessd of a sprit ot
gratitude will phew their apprecia
tion of his efforts m their behalf
by giving him their uuamnoua vote ,
"If MoKinley and the republican
party are successful nnd put it in
power for the next four years ,
wages nil ! decrease , hard times
will come upon us again , and ever
the land the price of wheat will go
down and the price of gold will go
up ; mortgages on hour homos will
be foreclosed by the money louders ;
shops and factories will close. Wo
will expert no goods and wo will
import from foreign lands all the
goods wo use ; thus will ruin , want
and misery bo with us. " W. J.
BRYAN , m 1800.
No content with the ruin which
ho predicted in 1800 and the fact
thit his prediction was false , Bryan
now goes one step further and pre
dicts the complete overthrow and
ruin the of Republic in the follow
ing words :
"Today wo are engaged in a
controversy which will determine
whether wo are tn Invo n republic )
in which the ( nvoni'iiciit dtrivcs
its just powoM from the consent of
the qovunu' ( ' , or nn empire in which
brute force is the only recognized
source of power. When such an
iestiu is rained there will bo only two
parties , thn party , what ever its
naino may be , which bolinveH in a
republic , and a party , whatever its
name , \iliiun biM'ovesin in empire. "
More than two hundred years
have elapsed since our ancestors took
possession of American soil , ngainst
the will of the rod man , who had
pofisesBim , ytt tin- government has
frequently ban to renort to fcrms to
quell the red skins. It has only
boiMi about eighteen months since
thin government has been in li-gnl
possession of tli Philippine Islands ,
and because peace has not IK en
restored with a few hundred Tog ile ,
headed by A uinal.U ) , the enemies
of the administration claim that it
is an evidence that this government
has not the consent of tlio governed ,
snd the occupation of the Philip
pines will compel thm government
to keep up a pcrpotual war in those
islands , to maintain possession.
The facts are ihut but a very small
per cent of the inhabitants ol the
Philippine Island * are opposed to
the American occupation , anil those
that are opposed are led by selfish
aiul designing men , whoso i nly
ambition irf to subsist by the labor ?
of others , and would resort to any
moans within their power to ac
complish it. It would bo as con
sistent to Advocate that the con
victs in our pi-nittntiarics should be
allowed to dictate the form of gov
ernment mected out to them. No
doubt ioi years yet there will bo
guerilla bauds of Tagaloq in the
Philippine Islands , who will keep
up a "bushwhacking" warfare. It
is that class of people who arc not
expected to consent to an honest
form of government , any more
than the wild , blood-thirsty Indians
of North America did , but will have
to bo compelled to submit to a
government that protects the lives
and property of others. It is a
disgrace upon our country to have
men who claim to bo law-abiding
citizens of this nation , who onjoj
all the privileges of civil liberty , to
oppose the subjection of outlaw *
and bandits , for the solo purpose of
making political capital.
The Paramount Issti' .
The paramount issue to bo fought
out in the battle of 1000 may be
sumuud up in rive small words. Do
you want a change ?
This is the simple question that
every citizen will nek himself before
ho casts his ballot , and the verdict
will depend upon the conclusion
reached by a majority of the IB-
000,000 voters who will record
themselves on one side or the other
It cannot bo gainsaid that the
American people arc as prosperous
and woll-to-do this year as they
over have been. Do the American
people want a change ?
Does the great army of wage-
workers , which is better fed , better
clothed and bettor housed r.ow than
uvor before , want a change ?
Do the American farmers , whose
products are in steady demand at
good prices at homo and abroad ,
want a change ?
Do the merchants and tradesmen
of the country , who are doing a
larger business in the aggregate
than ever before , want a chaugo ?
Do the manufacturers and em
ployers of labor in mill and factory ,
whose products are marketable now
at fair profit , want a change ?
Do the professional men , whose
services command higher remunera
tion now than over before , want a
What would any of those classes
gam by a change ?
This is the poser which neither
Mr. Bryan nor any of his cham
pions will bo able to answer satin-
fnotorily. They will talk about the
Declaration of Independence , about
the crime of 1873 , about the beau
ties of free silver coinage , about the
disastrous old standard , about the
menace of imperialism and militar
ism and about the rapacity of the
trusts. But all these subjects are
overshadowed by the question that
dominates all men who are cou-
ntantly striving to bettor their condition -
dition , but do not willfully and de.
hberatoly expose themselves and
their families to the risk of a relapse
to the distressing , hard times ex
porienocd before the advent of Mo.
K.inloy and the ascendancy of re
publican policies that Imvo restored
confidence , raised the national credit
and set the wheels of industrial and
commercial activity in motion ,
The Philippine Insurgents En
couraged the Same Way as
Were the People of
Tlmnmi A. Ilnld'r , u Conroilnrnto Bolillcr ,
Sn > Northern Democratic Sympa
thy " > " ' KiicotiriiKiMiicnt Cuuscd
the Civil Wur.
Omnlin , Rept. 1M. Thomns A. Bnkcr
of Mvn'iphlH , Teitn. , was n confeder
ate soldier during the civil wnr. In n
recent letter , In which he sets forth his
iviiHons why he cannot support Hryun ,
he tiitcH the jH'onosltlon as It Is fair
ly nnd squarely. He charges that the
southern Htittoa would never have se
ceded from the Union luid It not been
for the eiicouniKcmciit they received
from the copperhead Democrats of the
north , and , on thin hypothesis , he con-
eludes tlitit Afjulnaldo and his follow
ers would never have taken up arms
against the I'nlted .States , and would
not be In arms now , were It not for
the ent'ouniKeinent they have re
ceived from I'.i'yan mid other Demo
crats. In the letter ue says :
"I di not hi'Hovi ? tliut the southern bor
der states wutild have Hucudvd from thu
I'nloii la ISlil but for the nlil and comfort
Khun tin-in h.v the coppurhoails of thu
north. When one distinguished ornlur de
clared that tin- Union army would have to
march over the dead bodies of 40,000 Indi
ana Democrats before they reached tuo
Houth , the imiKiilllucnt utterance electrified
Tennessee with hope.
"ThonstindH of men hesitated upon the
brink of the nwfnl abyss. They loved the
Union and hated thu abolitionists. The
Union was a 'theory' entwined with beau
tiful and patriotic sentiment . Slavery
waB n 'condition' In which was invested
the hard earnings of n lifetime. At the su
preme crisis came the promises of northern
Democrats that they would not let us be
hurt ; their bitter denunciations of the He-
publican party. The south made the leap.
"During the war we saw Indiana regi
ments nnd brigades march through the
atute of Kentucky. 'Tramp , ' 'Tramp , '
'Tramp' , they passed through Tennessee ,
Georgia and South Carolina. We never did
leuni how the poor fellows got over those
10.000 dead bodies of their Democratic
friends and neighbors. We were fully per
suaded they Killed nnd made a corduroy
road of them , because the anti-Imperial-
Itst of Indiana snld they would.
"Our next hope after we got mixed up to
gether was that Rngland and France would
help us for commercial reasons. Vnllan
dlglmm , StevciiFon and a thousand other
copperheads like the good brethren who held
up Joshua's arms , hold ours up by encour
aging us to hold out a llttlp longer , by de
nouncing the war a 'failure' nnd keeping
ns pouted as to the movements of our en
"This Is all ancient history , but I , no
old confederate , can see very readily how
the nntl-lmporlnllst league can materially
aid Agulualdo and his crowd. Every old
BoMlcr , north nnrl south , understands the
force of moral support. Our war would
not have lasted three months , but for north
ern Democratic encourngcinent , and I be
lieve Agnlmildo would have bevn ns peace
ful a citizen us Gomez but for ttio encour
agement ho has received from ttif Pf-ntl-
mental traitors of the anti-Imperial league. "
IMPOUTANOI3 OF VOTING.
It Is highly Important that every
Republican and every one who be
lieves in continuing prosperity , In
maintaining good government , should
go to the polls and vote on election
day. This Is all that Is required to
place Nebraska In that position where
all the world will know that she has
shaken off Populism und has taken n
position In the ranks of Republican
states. The danger Is that the farmers
and laborers , who constitute a large
per cent of Nebraska's total vote , will
be so busily engaged with their work
and lu such peace of mind that they
will forgot or neglect to do their duty
on election day. But , out thing is cer
tain , and that is , that the farmer who
is getting good prices for his stock and
crops and the laborer who is getting
good wages nnd plenty of work , can
not expect this to continue unless they
go to the polls In November and vote
for the eand4dates of the party that
has made those blessings possible
You cannot go to the polls and vote the
Republican party out of power and
then expect good times to continue
The Democratic party brought on the
hard times. Free trade and dctprrulu
ntlon to contaminate the standard cur
rency of the nation frightened capital
drove money Into exile , silenced enter
prise , demoralized International commerce
morce and llnally precipitated wide
spread suffering and distress. To vote
the Democratic party back into power
would bo to bring back hard times
This is just as curtain as It Is ttm
night follows day. The farmer inns
sow In order to reap , and the laborer
must toll In order to earn money
Neither can do otherwise and oxpoc
satisfactory rosults. So , too , they
must both vote with that party tha
gives them prosperity In .ortlor fo
them to have prosperity. They canuo
vote wrong and expect things to be
right. They cannot vote for hart
times and expect prosperity.
The primary object Is to vote nm
vote right. Simply bocaueo you are
satlstled with conditions Is no reasoi
why you should rouialn away frou
the polls. You should go there am
vote , that this grand era of unes
ampled prosperity niny bo continuous
It Is highly Important that the Re
publicans shall control the next legls
laturo. Two United States senator
are to be elected and other matters o
almost equal luomeut will come be
fore that body.
Should Nebraska Join the Republican
column of states it would mean innc
for her. It would attract capital fo
Investment and would , oven at th
present low rate of Interest , eimbl
her people to barrow money cheaper ,
bccnuso throwing off Populism would
be a guaranty that Nebraska Is not a
state that believes In repudiation. N.i
one suffers more from fear of repudia
tion , bad collection laws and cense
quent pr r credit thnn the borrower.
L'ho one who loans niny loan or not ,
as he pleases. The borrower IH fre
quently so situated that he must bor
row or suffer the loss of the savings
of n lifetime. Coiilldeneo in the hon
esty and Integrity of the borrower
makes It possible for tlio latter to se
cure loans and this , coupled with eciul *
able collection laws , enables him to
borrow at a low rate of Interest. It
vlll bo observed , therefore , that laws
hat are Intended to restrain proper
and equitable adjustment of accounts
> etwecn the debtor and creditor , while
hey may cause the creditor some an
noyance , are Infinitely more Injurious
to the debtor , for they not only limit
his credit , but they require him to pay
ilgher interest rates on ever } ' dollar ho
) orrowa. Popullstlc tendencies In this
direction have In the past cost the
state of Nebraska millions of dollars.
CONTINUES TO FILM UP.
Ev'dence of Republican prosperity
continues to pile up. Farm products
mvo advanced In price , laborers cm-
> loycd at increased wages , new homes
are being bought , mortgages paid off
and the transition carries with it a
happy change in the financial and In-
lustilal conditions of all classes. Few
farmers , perhaps , really understand
what It means to them In the way of
good prices for their products for the
aborlng people to be employed at good
Statistics show that under tha Mc-
Klnley law more than $41,000,000
were paid out In wages every Sntur-
lay afternoon to thu laboring people of
the United States. Under the opera
tions of thu Wilson law , a Democratic
measure , the total amount thus paid
out fell to less than $19,000,000 per
week , or a shrinkage of $ i2,000,000 ! per
Under the McKlnloy law more than
52,000,000 were invested In new busi
ness enterprises , furnishing employ
ment to 12'J,000 laborers. Under the
Wilson law more than § 300,000,000
were withdrawn from use In commer
cial and manufacturing industries and
nearly 280,000 men were thrown out ot
Under the Wilson law the balance of
trade against thu United States iu the
13 months the law was in operation
amounted to the sum of more than
? 70,000,000. Under the present Rupub-
ican tariff law ( the Dlugley law } the
balance of tradu In favor of the United
States for thu last fiscal year amounts
to the enormous suiu of $544,000,000.
The estimated Increase in the value
of live stock , comparing the market
prices of today with four years ago , Is
rnoro than $600,000,000 , and the esti
mated increase iu the value of farm
land and in the market price of farm
cereals , on a similar comparison , Is
$550,000,000 , making the total prolit or
gain to the farmers of the United
States for the last four years more
The increase in bank deposits In so-
called farming states , states like Ne
braska , is more than 50 per cent , while
Interest charges in the same state have
been reduced fully 40 per cent.
Governor Poynter and the fusion
newspapers , as well as all the fusion
leaders , arc painfully silent ou the re
port that at the end of Foynter's term
there will be a deficit or shortage in
the public funds of no less than $100-
Their answer to this is abuse of Re
publicans , but abusing Republicans
will hardly satisfy the taxpayers , who
will have to pay the bill.
The fusioulsts have boasted of the
saving they have made In managing
the state institutions. Four years ago
they pointed to the amount asked and
appropriated by the legislature. Two
years ago they caine to the legislature
with a demand for more money than
had over before been required , and with
a large dollclency and any nmnbpr of
unpaid claims. The legislature two
years ago , not only made a large de
ficiency appropriation , but appro
priated more than $2,000,000 for the
two years ending In 1001. All this has
been squandered and It will require
$100,000 more to pay unpaid bills and
The shortage In the penitentiary fund
alone will amount to at least $25,000.
There are at least 11 institutions that
will come In with shortages ranging
all the way from $3,000 to $10,000 , and
In some cases It will bo even larger.
This amount , added to the amount
appropriated , will run the expense iu
maintaining these institutions to a
higher figure than ever before in the
history of the stato. If Poynter's ad
ministration has been a success iu any
thing it Is lu Increasing the hardships
of the taxpayers.
From the governor down there is not
a department of the state government
that has not Increased the expense
from what it was under Republican
rule. What makes bad matters wovsc
Is that the state U not receiving a dollar
lar In Interest on the $200,000 school
fuud. This nlouc represents a loss of
over $4,000 a year to the btate.
It Is a fact , proven by the official
records , that the Poyntur administra
tion , say nothing of Us depravity and
general weakness , has cost the state
more money than any ether since the
Under the Wilson-Gorman law which
Bryau helped to frame and pass the
loss In val'.3 of farm products was
$4.283,000,000. Under the DIngloy law
the Increase In value of farm products
has been $6,358.000,000.
The railroads of the country last
year paid railroad employes $77.000,000
| more In wages than in 1SD5. when the
Wilson-Gorman law , which Bryan
t helped to make , was In force.
, Twice as many cigars are being con-
eumod now as were smoked iu th
i | $ IJitialily , Economy , Security.
, 'ti * " ho Irr.o test f ° r 1,1 fa Iimurnncn IB
; / ; found In tbo Iiqnily of the Contract ,
' $ tlio Kc'iiiomy of Mnnagotnent , ; iHl tlio
ii'j-H Security for tlm Payment.
TI1K OKIOINAI ,
Hankers Life Association ,
LT , or
i ; . . ; Cansorvatlvu mctliodp.
: /iS Preferred KUisLow Uatcfl.
Mi * Quarterly Payment * .
] V ! For rates nd full Information , call A-jJi
I * . ! ; on or address > ! M
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V- ' T / > TV lfcT Tnrn wi' :
J | J , A. HARRIS , g
: 0i * v ri N k Arf AwAw.6Mi7 ; * " *
MV Agent for Cnster County , Neb. pl
a " '
; Vi'i onico ot FcrnierH Hank of Curt or "A
Cocnty , Broken Bow , Ncl ) . jl
We Have Added
to our shop a full line of wood work-
inu uiauhiDory , and thoruforo would
ask n part of your patrouago in this
line , in whiulivo can save yout
inoupy. Also ask carpenters and' "
i onlrautora to let us do their job
work , finch as planing , ripping ,
soroll workin fact everything that
is done in a tirnt clans job shop. In
our old line wo are upto-chte.
We oarry all standard grades.
Wo carry a 'full and complete stock
of all ntyles. In pipe and well
material wo a' ways have it at the
lowest possible price. Fittings and
brass goods , hose , belting , tanks ,
feed grinders , horse powers , in fact
everything that belongs to our
trade. Wo carry in stock the
JACK > * AI.S. TIIADEH
for pumping or power. Also second
end hand gasoline engines , steam
engines in which we can give you a
buuaii : ; ) . In hydraulic and casing
wells wo have the beat and quickest
rnachiuorv th.it is manufactured in
thiy day and aie of the world , and
can guarantee our woik in this line.
Yours Very Rcsp'y , .
0. E. 003JRAD.
J M Scott
Attorney at Law
BROKEN Bow , - NKBR.
Clinton Day ,
AI > I >
Broken Bow , Neb.
Office over Ilyoreon's grocery. Roel-
denco ( Jth house west of Baptist church.
Wm. F. Hopkins ,
Pl&na nml Speclflcatlons on short notice. Ma-
torlal ( mulched and buildings completed cheaper
ban any msu In tbu state. SatUractlon guaran
ted as to plins aim fpcclllcatlone.
Dr. Chas. L. Mullins ,
PHYSICIAN ANO SUUQBON.
2d stairway from wont ondin Realty
block ; roBidenoo , 3rd west M. E.
ohuroh , porno side of street.
PENN & DOURI3 ,
All Kinds ot work In our line done
promptly ami In flret-olfiss order. Red
Shop on the corner , wcet of xhe hose
A. THO.V JHON.
CONTIUOTOIl AND UUI1.UKK.
nnd oatlmntea on abort
Broken Bow , Neb.
lp * t' > t am. Saves wear nnC F&
< > ; < .i e. Sold everywhere , kj
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