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Columbus f 0urtxal.
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CHARLES W. FAIRBANKS.
F. A. BARTON, Pawnee.
A. C. SMITH, Douglas.
A. C. ABBOTT, Dodge.
T. L. NORVAL, Seward.
W. P. HALL, Phelps.
M. A. BROWN, Buffalo.
H. H. WILSON, Lancaster.
J. C. ROBINSON, Donglas.
CHAS. H. MORRILL, Lancaster.
"Platte county will have to put up
about an even ten thousand dollars
more than we had to pay last year in
state taxes. Republican legislatures
and governors come high. Railroad
rule in Nebraska is expensive. Mick
ey is a good thing but powerful ex
pensive. But why complain? Per
haps the Gods foreordained that the
farmers of Platte county should dig
up more than their share of state
taxes." Columbus Telegram.
Expenses in Platte county for the
last tico years have exceeded appropria
tion by $10,000.
Platte county will have to put up
about an even ten thousand dollars
more than we had to pay last year
in county taxes in order to make good
the deficit in the county treasury.
Democratic county officers come
hijjh. Democratic rule is a good thine
but powerful expensive. But why
complain? Perhaps the Gods foreor
dained that the farmers of Platte
county should dig np more than their
.-hare of county taxes to buy oil for
the Platte county democratic machine.
board of swwaeat aad
haa oosspletsd Itt lakers
dm wall. The task of
looaHtiss. classes Bad
seHaa; to beat oust
saost dimcnlt one, aad
United States Senator
ELMER J. BURKETT.
J. H. MICKEY.
E. G. McGILTON.
Secretary of State
J. L. McBRIEN.
H. M. EATON.
Congressman, Third District
j. j. McCarthy.
Both statements above contain elements of truth. Both contain ele
ments of injustice and unfairness. Inferences from the Telegram's statement
must be wrong. Inferences from the Journal's statement might be wrong.
Democrats who detect unfairness in the second, must admit the unfairness in
the first statement. The Journal will not go on record for such unfairness.
We will explain both statements.
Platte county has to pay a larger state tax under the new law, because
under the old law the levy could not be made high enough to keep the state
out of debt and at the same time provide for the growing state institutions.
The new law was enacted for the very purpose of enabling Platte county and
other counties to pay more taxes. We have in other issues of the Journal
given figures, showing that the state debt increased as fast under fusion as
under republican rule.
Our county has gone behind $10,000 during the last two years, either
because of the same defective revenue law that put the state behind, or be
cause of the extravagance of Platte county commissioners. The last charge
we will not make till we can prove it. Criticism of all public officers should
be withheld until there is ground for it. At any rate the county levy has
been made to the limit of the law by democrats the same as the state levy
has been made to the limit bv republicans and both have failed to pay ex
The only difference is that the county tax is twice as large as the state
tax, therefore the action of democratic county administrations bears twice as
hard on the taxpayers as the action of republican state administrations.
Taxpayers, do you want to transfer your county administration to the
Wky no saore abomt Coal OilJoha?
Platte oosBty will go for Roosevelt.
We are willing to admit that Mr.
McKilUpia better looking than Mr.
McCarthy, bmt that's all we will admit.
The Nebraska ooagreasioaal delega
tion will be solidly republican again
afterthls election. It has been a good
while coming, bat it haa come.
We know our minds and we have
kept of the same mind for a (-efficient
length of time to give to oar policy
coherence and sanity. Theodore
Referring to Jndge Parker, a Wy
oming paper asks, "Will Nebraska,
the home of Bryan, vote for the man
whose canning has taken the party
leadership from its favorite
Well, we shoula say not.
WhenOolambas lays a decent walk
throagh the park, gets a clab organ
isation, owns its own lighting plant,
and begins to talk about paving the
streets, it wiU be more like living
in town. And these are all things
that can and shoald be done at once.
The ooanty board of snpervisors, as
well as the city council of Oolnmbns,
should bay all supplies and have all
work done at the very lowest cost to
taxpayers. The way to do this is to
accept bids on everything and award
contracts to the lowest responsible
We do not nave to propose to "tarn
the rascals oat," for we have shown
in very deed that whenever by dili
gent investigation a pablio official
can he fonnd who has betrayed his
tract he will be punished to the fall
extent of the law without regard to
whether he was appointed nnder a
Keaablicaa or Democratic
station. Theodore Roosevelt.
The Schuyler papers seem to have
it in for us. A few weeks ago the
Qaill copied from somewhere atre
saeadouE enlogy of P. E. McEillip
and credited it to this paper. Now
oaases the Free Lance aad reprints our
article on the catting of Mr. MeKil
lip's hair and credits it to the Fre-
it Tribune. Such is life. Bat then.
two Schuyler editors are so
busy handing it to each other that
they have not much time to keep track
of other papers.
Down in Kanass they have the lot
tery fever. A convention to nomin
ate a district jadge was deadlocked
with three candidates. After three
days of fruitless balloting the dele
gates decided to settle the question by
a raffle. Everything went off smooth
ly; one of the candidates drew the
lucky number and was declared the
nominee of the convention. It is hard,
ly necessary to say that the convention
displaying such progressiveaess aad
decision was a republican convention.
Wednesday of next week the oppo
sition parties hold their conventions,
nasi to fuse or not to fuse will be the
question. Unquestionably the rank
aad He of the populist party desire
to go it alone, but it is expected that
L they will be coerced and brow-
by their leaders until the old
poils-gettiag. principle-ignoriag con-
is renewed. However, Tons
T. H. Tibbies and Saaator
AUaa forma trio who will labor with
aad endeavor to
The committee instructed by the
city council last Friday nicht to con
sult the city attorney as to the legal
aspect of the qaestion of voting bonds
to establish an electric light plant
will make a favorable report. City
Attorney Cornelius finds that the law
permits the city to vote bonds not to
exceed 2 1-3 per cent of the city's
assessed valuation for the purpose of
establishing aa electric light plant.
The assessed valuation of the city
is ahoat 9800,000. Bonds for $15,000
may, therefore, be voted. The onlv
question that remains is," Do the tax
payers of Columbus want to own and
operate their own lighting system?"
It is for the taxpayers and not the
newspapers ox uoinmbus to answer
this question. The answer of some of
the heaviest taxpayers are recorded in
this issue of the Journal.
Better service for less money ; di
vidends in the pockets of every u6or
of the service, rather than in the poc
ket of aa individual owner; efficiency
ot service instead of the least efficient
service that the public will stand for
and pay for these are some of the
things to be gained by city owner
ship. How much cheaper? Conservative
basiaess men believe that home cap
italists would snap up $15,000 worth
of bonds at five per cent or less, mak
ing the interest payable annually not
to exceed $760. The employment of
an electrician would cost not to ex
ceed $750 a year. Those familiar with
conditions here say that no additional
help would he necessary, as the pres
ent city engineers could handle the
work. At a cost of 91600 a year, with
a little additional for coal, the city
could operate its own plant. The
present cost to the city of less than
twenty street lights is about $1700 a
year. The city could, therefore, save
money for Columbus taxpayers if it
operated a plant simply to furnish
street lights. And if enough lights
were sold to individual users to pay
the cost of the servioe. the saving to
taxpayers would be $1700 a year, or
enough to pay for the plant in lees
than ten years. After that, this
amount would be saved to the indi
What are the legal steps to city
ownership? First, a petition to the
city council, signed by ten taxpayers
in each ward, requesting a special
election to be called for the purpose
of voting on the question of bonds.
Second, the action of the council on
this petition, calling the election after
twenty days notice.
Third.ra majority of the votes cast
nt this election determines the ques
tion of issuing bonds.
What are other cities doing? Sew
ard is one of the away Nebraska cities
ia the same olass with Oolambns that
successfully own and operate their
own plants. At a cost of $11,000 Sew
ard has a plant that furnishes lights
to individual users at a rate below the
present Columbus rate. Their plant
is self-supporting, clearing about $50
th after providing for interest,
aad a sinking fund.
While everything seems to favor
city ownership, the question should
be thoroughly investigated. The
Journal will give its space freely for
views na both sides of the question.
Whatever action is taken should -be
guided purely by principles of econ
omy and not by sentiment. If the city
votes to own its own plant, the ma
terial of the present plant should be
bought if possible, to save a duplica
tion of material aad as a matter of
justice to the owner.
gram brought np the oil question, in
troduced a discharged official as sole
witness and invented the title of "Coal
OiPJohn." It was our happy privilege
to lav before the public both sides of
the coal oil episode.and since that time
the euphonious title of Coal Oil John
has been relegated to the dead stone.
We wish now to ask the Telegram
to say definitely and concretely for
what reason and on what evidence it
applies to the governor of this state
such names as a railroad tool, oatspaw
of corporations," and other appella
tions of similar elegance and indef
niteness. For the sake of brevity ia
the argument, we would suggest that
the governor be dubbed "Railroad
John. " If this title should prove to be
something of a boomerang, oar ooa
temporary will escape the uncomfor
table position of being the promulga
If one man calls another n thief and
a liar, the other certainly is entitled
to ask for particulars. When a pub
lic print accuses a public official of
dishonesty, the public aa well as the
official may with propriety demand n
definite and straightforward state
ment. It is so easy to deal in "glit
tering generalities" on the stump and
in editorial columns, and it so fre
quently happens that the aoeuser
damages nothing but his own reputa
tion for sincerity and reliability. We
pause for a reply.
aad it has d
another was a
while of coarse the work of the hoard
ia not flawless, it would be hard to
elect another sat of bmb who would
vary editor, every real
very aMcehaat, every
ia certain that he could have
settled the railway taxatioasaanerU a
half hoar, bat gather six of thaw
together aad you will see how their
opiaioas will differ aad how easily aay
of them can be tangled when it comas
to figuring on railway valuations.
Summarised, the work of the law
aad the board haa bean to raise the
total valuation of the state from $186,
458.897..41 last yaw to 93M.7S1.S08.95.
As it has fixed the state levy at 6 mills
there will be n slight iaoreass ia rev
Now let us see who has been hit the
hardest by that law passed by a "rail
road legislature" and admiaistered
by a board oomposedof naughty, saaa
eating, blood-sacking, corporation
Last year the property of all kinds
in Nebraska, exolasive of the railroads
was assessed at 9161,187.433.44; this
year it is t248.6S8.46S. 80.
The increase ia 54 1-4 per cent.
Last year railroad property was
assessed at 937.284.S16. This year
the railroad properties are valaed at
The increase is 70 per cent.
There is a mate but eloquent argu
ment which answers all the slash that
is being circulated about "redeemiag"
the state. The state ia "redeemed,
inannyoa, ana never was la mote
safe hands than it is today.
One might go farthor along this
liae and show that a goodly part of
that 54 per cent raise in farm aad per
sonal property is presented by proper
ty just brought to light, which of
coarse would lower the proportion of
increase on property formerly assess
ed, and it might be shown, too, that
if the ooanty boards exercise good
judgment in ssaking the levies taxes
on farm properties will be lowered on
the whole, aad other facts aa interest
ing and as pleasant to contemplate
might be cited. But the all absorbiag
qaestioa has been: "Who will get the
worst of it?" aad the naswer stands
there upon record absolutely refutiag
the charges, slaaders aad insinuations
ofssembers of the opposition party
who desired the law to fail, prayed
for it to fail, hampered the board in
very possible way ia order to bring
about n failure but bow are forced to
shy away from the figures as the evil
om flies before the sign of the cross.
When discussing state politics with
a fasioaist, just write dowa the fig
ares "70" aad write railroads"
opposite them; thea write down the
figures "64" on a liae with the "the
people aad see how suddenly your
joint debate will terminate. Those
figares and words represent the pro
portion of increase for the two classes
of property this year. Remember
them and hold them up fo? the in
spection of your popnlistie or demo
cratic neighbors. A two hoars speech
could not be more effective. Ex.
One of tha latest copies of the daily
It was a mighty mean thing for
Senator Fairbanks to call attention to
the fact that Grandfather Davis will be
85 years old before the end of the term
for which he has been nominated, aad
that there is always the possibility
that the vice-president amy be called
upon to assume the office and strenu
ous duties of president. The idea of
a man ot 85 years filling the place of
Roosevelt is a trifle " No
doubt, in such a case, Senator Klkias,
the son-in-law of the antique states
man, would be de facto president,
iml Elkins is a good republican.
And this is only one of the absurd
ities involved in democracy's present
positions. Bryan and Hlil are two of
the smoothest political manipulators
in the business, but when they get to
gether and fight and finally compro
mise.tne remit is beautiful to behold.
There is only one thing on earth that
could please both Bryan and Hill, that
is that Bryan and Hill might both be
president. Since the constitution pro
vides for only one president at a time,
harmony between W. J. Bryan aad
David B. Hill must lemala a dream
and a deferred hope until such time
as they are both dead, when doubt
less they will meet again, possibly ia
At present Hill undoubtedly support
ing Parker, with no hope of his elec
tion, having noimnated him merely to
fortify himself in the control of the
democratic organization Bryan sup
ports Parker in one paragraph aad
fights him by the column. Harmoay
between Bryan and Hill is n beautiful
he ahle to prevail aaaiat the ward
hungry ate chasers who
The utter failure of the opposition
to point out a sinnle mint in
Governor Mickey's record which is
opsa to attack, aotwithatanding the
fact that repeated challenges have
been made to them to do so. is about
all than ia to mention in the argument
oa th governorship contest. If Mick
ey had left himself opea ia any re
spsot, the democrats .would not have
failed to call attention to the fact. As
far as the Platte oauaty pram is ooa-
m paper has bad tke nerve
tha awvsraar. aad this
lived. Th Tele-
WORDS, WORDS, WORDS.
The following may be charged to
the Spalding Enterpise:
' ' President Roosevelt has been notified
of his nomination for the great offloe
which he is now filling, and haa ac
cepted the same in n speech filled with
high sounding words, a lama maioritv
of which we have heard before."
We are glad to note that the editor
of the Enterprise was already ac
quainted with more than half of the
words used by the president. How
ever, we can go him ooasiderably
better. We have heard all of them
before and can spell and pronounce all
of them, for money. If our friend be
lieves that political dootriae should
be couched in strange and unheard
of words, we would refer him to some
of the sesquipedalian verbiage of oae
Graver Cleveland on the subject of
the communism of pelf, innocuous
desuetude, and other such.
The trusts consider Roosevelt a
dangerous man because ha ia liable to
do something that they doa't wast.
All they have to do is to say that ho
is dangerous aad every 7 by 9 aoliti
dan ia the country ia oat telkiag tha
same this. Doa't it make you weary?
Scheyler Free Lance, (Pop )
Wesmaka is aUaaUfaaa.
"I have read several published state
ments," said a member of the Republican
State Central Committee yesterday," and
have heard it often said that the legisla
ture will be close this year and the
Republicans may fail to have a majority.
1 have been looking into the matter and
have gathered together soma figures that
ought to settle it. As a consequence I
predict that the Republicans will have
over lOOsaembereof the next legislature.
"There are 133 members of the legisla
ture. In the last legislature there were
105 Republicans and 28 Fustonists, a
Republican majority of 77. Seveaty-eix
of the Republican members had ssajori-
ties of over 200 votes. Only 8 of the 28
Fusion members had majorities of over
200. Of the 29 Republicans elected by
less than 200 majority each, the average
msjority was 114, while 20 Fusionists
were elected by an average majority of
The Republican majorities of the 29
that were elected by lens than 200 votes
were ae follows: 3, 10, 41, 53, 55, 63, 70,
84. 90,99, 99, 107, 109, HO, 119, 120, 127,
141. 142, 142, 143, 144, 146, 156, 174, 180,
184, 198, 19a On the other hand, the
majorities of the 20 Fusionists elected
by Isas than 200 votes areas follows: 2,
6,11.14,15,20. 25, 29, 35, 44, 63, 55, 61,
73, 93, 111, 131, 140 and 138.
"A glance at the figures reveals some
peculiar facta. The Republicans had 95
members sleeted by majorities of over
100 votes, while the Fnakwiste elected
only 12 members by over 100 majority.
It ahowa also that there are in the Re
publican column and that they are very
much closer than the so-called elose Re
"It has been frequently stated that a
few votes properly distributed would
change the cosaplexioa of the legislature.
The facts are. ae the figures show, that
if every one of the 29 districts that the
repuplieans carried by lees than 200 ma
jority, were added to the 28fasioaieta, it
would give them only 56 votes aad leave
the republican 76, a ssajority ot 19.
On the other band, it is also a fact that
a change of less than 2,000 votes ia the
state properly distributed would wipe
out every fusion member of the leghua-
tare. Of course the sixteen fusion dis
tricts which elected their members of
the legislature by saajoritisa of leas than
100 each, many will ao doubt go repub
lican this year. The reoorde show that
if all tha districta which th f unionist
carried at the last election, either for
the legislature, or for nnnsjaesmsa or
on supreme judge last year, were to go
f usionist at th next eleetiea aad Dang
les county should go solidly for f assoa,
th republioao would still have a good
working majority of th legislature. It
will be seen that nothing bat a laadslide
can prevent th aext lsgislstar beiag
republican, and nothing indicates that
Jadge Parker will cane such a result ia
as staunch a Roosevelt state aa Nebran-ka."-State
Journal, July 81.
the Frakfartcr Zeitang. om of tha
leading newspapers of Germany, ooa
taining some iaterestiBg aad iastruc
tive matter on the commercial impor-
to America, of tha
W quote a few
which are worthy of careful reading.
"The fruits of the enterprise con
sist in direct profits; they mast be
looked for ia tha asiUtary-poUtical
fields aad ia the promotioa of Amsrl
oaa oommsTCS. la this lies the cen
ter of gravity of the situation.
Of what real advantage the sole con
trol of th waterway ia times of war
wiU be to the Uaited States will be
sea oaly after a loag time. The ooa
seqnsaoea for commercial navigation
evideat. If looked at with
yes they appear smalL
What wiU th Panama Canal offer us?
To the whole of eastern Asia and to
Australia, inclusive of New Zealand,
the way via the Saes Oaaal will re
ssaia mach th nearer for Europe.
From Hamburg to Hongkong, for in
staaoe, the distance is via Sues 10,543
aaatloal miles, via Panama 14.933;
to Melboune. via Sues 13,367, via Pan
ama 13,198; to Yokohama, via Suez
13,631, via Panama 13,024. The Ans
trailiaa Arobipelago plays too unim
portant n role ro ht.va the reduction of
distance to it coueldered in this con
nection. For Europe, therefor, there remains
a saving oaly ia tariff with the west
coast of America.
Of these ooantries Chile is the most
Important, aad is hardly affected, so
far m Europe is concerned, by the Pan
amaCaaaL Hamburg received from
Chile 933,300,000 worth of products and
shipped 98.000,000 worth in return.
This is between one-third and one-halt
of the total commerce with the west
era coast. Vessels ladea with saltpeter
and guano will undoubtedly prefer the
route around Gape Horn, which is not
much longer, and for cargoes of seen
little value will be preferable to that
by way of the Panama Oaaal. which
ia subject to heavy tolls.
The exchange of goods with the
countries to which the lessening of
distance is the greatest, namely west
era Mexico aad California, is of only
saoderate importance. The saving of
aaatieal miles betweea Hambarg and
Saa Fraaoicoo aad all harbors on tha
western coast north of Panama is 6.-
A52; south of Panama the saviag con
stantly doorcases. Between Hamburg
aad Valparaiso it amonnta to oaly
about 3,400 aaatioal miles.
This saving is very mach larger for
tha eastera porta of the United States,
aamely, 9.631 aaatioal miles betweea
New York aad Saa Francisco, so that
New York on this route gains 3,889
aaatioal mile more thaa Hamburg.
But this ia not all. The main fact is
that this saviag is ao large oa the route
from New York to eastera Asia aad
Aastrailia that it changes the present
disadvaatage of New York iato aa ad
vantage. From Hamburg to Hoagkoag
via 8aea, the distance is 10,543 aaati
oal miles; from New York to Hoag
koag, via Saez, it is 11,666 miles.
Hambarg therefore has aa advantage
of about 11,100 aaatioal miles. The
Panama Oaaal will give nothing to
Hamburg,' but a sayiag of 1,830 aaati
oal miles to New York so that the
distance will only be 9.835 nautical
sails, 707 leas than from Hamburg.
In routes to th saore northern parts
of eastern Asm, as well as the eastern
Aastralia, tha gala of New Yorkjgrows
very materially. From Hamburg, via
Saes, Melbourne th distance is 13,367
aaatioal mites; from New York about
13.600 u ViaPaaama, however, the
distance from New York is only 10,437.
so it wiU be about 2,000 aaatioal miles
aearer to the Australian port thaa
Hambarg. To Yokohama th distance
from Hambarg is 25,331 aaatieal miles ;
from Nsw York, via Saes. it is 13,
564 la round aumhers 1,000 aaatioal
miles longer than from Hamburg.
Throagh the Panama route Now York
3,739 aaatieal mile lath Japan
Hamburg nothing. New York
has therefore n distance of only 9,835
uaatical miles to Yokohama that is
la round aambers.3,700 nautical miles
lees thaa Hambarg. In shipping to
Japan aad aortaera China, aad ia a
lesser degree, to soathera Ohiaa and
Aastralia, New York will have the
advantage, oa account of shorter
steamer trips, over Hamburg aad the
Eaglish ports. If Earope has beea
heretofore ia amoreadvaatageoas pos-
itioa, North America will be the fav
ored party when the Panama Oaaal
Gents' Furnishing Goods
vSale on Shirts for 3 days only. Thursday
Friday and Saturday, August
11. 12 and 13.
1 tU t n
Note These Prices
A snap iu soft Negligee shirt, collar attached
in blue ami red stripes, sizes 12 to 17 inches,
just the shirt for summer wear, worth 50c,
ON SALE THREE DAYS
We place on sale 25 dozen Men's nud Young
Men's Shirts, fine woven madras, sizes 'Z to
17 inches. This shirt Marshall, Field & Co.,
Chicago, fold iu the early part ot" the H-asou
lor $8.50 per dozen. On sale y
above dates for only OJrC
Men's unlaundried White Shirts, sizes 143 to
17. 50c VALUES DURING
THIS SALE FOR
f .! -HI
f-r-r p )iv
All our Men's and Young Men's Two-Piece Suits We"are cleaning up on Boy's Short Pants,
at LESS THAN COST ! A good pair for 19c.
cTD4ir utTo -e i .4.1 50c and 75e Pants now 39c.
STRAU HATS, if you need one, cost not taken
into consideration. We wish to close them out.
25c Row Tie lor 9c. 50c Four-in-hand Ties 25c.
250 airs Men's All-Wool Cassimere Pants.
85.00 pants now 83.00. 84.00 pants now S2.50. amTA few SUMMER VESTS left. Just half
83.50 pants now 82.00, and on down. former price.
REMEMBER THE DATES
Thursday, August 11.
Friday, August 12.
Saturday, August 13.
REMNANT SALE DATES
Thursday, August 11.
Friday, August 12.
Saturday, August 13.
FRIEDHOF dc C2
In the fiscal year that has jest
closed the excess of income over the
ordinary expenditures was Bine mil
lions of dollars. This does not take
account of the fifty millions expend
ed out of the accumulated surplus for
the purchase of the Isthmian Canal.
It is aa extraordiaary proof of the
sound financial condition of the nation
that instead of following; the nsnal
coarse ia saoh matters aad throwiag
the burden upon posterity by an issue
of bonds, we were able to saake the
payment outriaht aad yet after it to
have ia the Treasary a surplus of one
hundred and sixty-one millions.
Moreover, we were able to pay this
fifty millions of dollars oat of hand
without causing the slightest distur
bance to business conditions. Theo
Upon the principles which under
lie this issue the convictions of half
of oar number do not clash with those
of the other half. So long as the Re
publican party is in power the gold
standard is settled, not as a matter of
temporary political expediency, not
because of shifting conditions in the
nrodactioa of gold ia certaia miaiag
centers, but in accordance with what
we regard aa tha faadameatal princi
ples of Bartons 1 morality and wis
dom. Theodore Roosevelt.
In all of thie we are saore fortunate
than our opponents, who now appeal
for conldeace oa the ground, which
sosse express aad some seek to have
coandeatially nndertstood, that if tri
umphant they may be trusted to prove
false to rexj principle which in the
last eight years they have mid down
as, vital, aad to leave undisturbed
those very acts of the admiaistratioa
aeoaaseof which they ask that the
adamiaistrntion itself be driven from
power. 8eemingly their present atti
tude as to their past record is that
some of them were mistaken and
others insincere. Theodore Roosevelt.
If tha result of the November elec
ttoa depeaded apoa the people of Ne
braska, Mr. Roosevelt would be elect
ed alasost unaaissously, for he is a
asaa saeh as the westera people de
light to honor. Fall City Journal.
Wheat, new 80
Wheat, old 82
Oats V bushl 26
Rye V bushel 45
Hogs cwt 4 50 4 70
Fat steers cwt 4 00 4 50
Stock steers cwt 2 55 :i 55
Fat cows-V cwt 2 303 3 05
Potatoes- pk .30
Butter t? 9 12fjl M
Eggs ? dozen 13j
WOUD'S FAIS LOW 1ATXS.
Lincoln, Nebr., (Oorrespoadeaoe.)
The populist leaders who are oppos
ed to fastoa-aad nearly all the "old
guard' are iacladed ia that category
are prepariag to organize a "Tom
Tosn"clab to promote the interests of
Teas Watsoa aad Tom Tibbies. A
ssong these simon-pure populists
there is but oae seatimeat with re
gard to fusion and that is that if the
democrats will kiadly aegleot to pat
up aa electoral ticket ia the field in
this state the popalists will be ready
to treat with them oa state candidates.
Otherwise "Paddle yoa own canoe"
wiU be the slogan of the populists.
a republican standpoint it
little or ao difference what the
of the two parties may de
cide to do. The leaders may fuse
bat the voters will not. A "reform
ed who wm rapport Parker aad all
that Parker steads for cannot poll the
vote of either of the parties. The aa-
daoityof a maa who will preach
aati-moaopoly, free silver, honest
it aad fair ballot before the
of Nebraska aad at tha sasse
sapors Parksr. corporation rale.
the gold standard and Tammany ssay
be admirable, bat his positioa does
Botaapealto the voters of his state
who for eight years have aattiedfar
what they believed was right and
It was nos Pnmeriam. Hillism or
We who have beea intrusted with
power as public servants during the
past seven years of admiaistratioa
and legislation now come before the
people content to be judged by our re
cord of achievessent. In the years
that have gone by we have saade the
deed sqaare with the word ; and if we
are continued in power we shall un
swervingly follow out the great liaes
of pablio policy which tha Republican
party has already laid dowa; a pablic
policy to which we are giviag aad
shall give, a united, and therefore
an efficieat,sapport. Theodore Roose
velt. Three years ago I became President
because of the death of my lamented
predecessor. I then stated that it was
my purpose to carry oat his principles
end policies for the honor and the in
terest of the country. To the best of
my ability I have kept the promise
thus made. If next ' November my
countrymen confirm at the polls the
action of the convention you repre
sent I shall, under Providence, con
tinue to work with aa eye siagle to
tha welfare of all oar people. Theo
We know what we mean when we
speak of an honest and stable cur
rency. We mean tha same thing from
year to year. We do aot have to avoid
a definite aad coaelastve
i the asost important issue which
recently beea before the people, aad
which may at aay time ia theaear
future be before them again. Theo
Edgar Howard iadieasss again that
the read wiU be vary mei tha
hills vary sssea for Urns A, flilnmb:
of the Parker
oaadidacy are so iailstatcly associated
Jtstlsa is that he saaaatwia. With
saeh a mall salt tha hustle wUl asgia
with asset ease sariead with a real"
There is a good deal of talk about
Mr. Bryan being a bolter. Jadge Par
ker is the greatest of ail dessocratio
bolters. He bolted the platform of
the St. Lewie convention and is still
standing ea aae saade for aim by the
Belmoats.-Newman Grove Herald.
Oar cat now takea a piano Ieaaoo eery day.
Half the world ia plajiajc priaca oa tha salary
of a paaper. asd tba other half ia plajing panper
oa the iaooaw of a plumber.
HaTea't yoa noticed how ranch more effective
the arxnaMBt of even a street spicier U when it
ia preaeatad ia grammatical English?
If we fiad Chria O men t her' pocketbnok and
the $10 reward ia still is sitrht, we shall certainly
restore it to him. provided of coarse that it proves
to contain no saore thaa he allege.
To him who geta gar, retribution is general'y
pretty swift. Last week we took occasion to
make a few remarks on the subject of hoM-nps
ia the form of wedding invitations. The- follow-
ing morning we received a bid to the marriage
feast of n maa whom we have not seen or heard
from for twelve years.
SIDE TALKS WITH TODSO THISOH.
BcsraYoar harden is certainly a heavy one.
yet yoa should not despair. Yoa wy yoa would
like to appear yoosger, bat cannot let your hair
nans down because it ia not home-made, and can
not wear short dresses because of the size of your
feet. Remember that we all have our crosses to
Ussetibtk The young maa waa certainly very
rude to you. Yoa shoald tell him that yoa do
not wish to see him again, and then giggle softly
ao that there may be no misunderstanding.
Kvkleka No, yoa do not have to play trump
when yoa do not know what ia trump.
It ia very evideat that when good old Rihop
Potter opened hia Christian saloon in New York
. w. a a
be started someming. it wouia seem, generally t
peaking, that the bishop has drawn unto him
self the condemnation of those who talk and the
approbation of those who keep still. We are
mach grieved probably more than the bishop
ia to see this storm of adverse criticism direct
ed against this sane and good man. It i cot
the bishop'a fault, and not altogether the fault
of bis eritice; the fault he in our undeveloped
civilization. In the Fatherland a pastor will
lead his Bock of devout and honest men. women
and children down to the wayside tavern after
aervicea and each one will get outside of a large
aad comfortable stein. In this country they go
home severally and ash cold bottle oat of the
ice-boxes in their respective house. lrohi-
bitionista of course are unalterably oppoel to
the Christian tavern, oat proninmonists are
very intemperate ia their abstinence. Temper
ate men very often want a drink that cheers.
and they would rather go into a quiet, respect
able place and get pare liquor than into the
average saloon where they may get adulterated
goods. Moat of the critic of Bishop Potter ad
mit that the Christian saloon i a good thing
for the pablic. bat aay it ia not a good thing for
the Bishop. We are of the opinion that the
Bishop ia plenty able to rustle for himself, and
here 'a to him, blese hi old heart!
When I come to the time when 1 have to belong
To church, ia order to help ae along
In my basiaess. I think I shall try and lire np
To the doctrine I preach: if I need a email sap
Of something- to wet my old whistle. Ill go
To the town pamp and get it. en that 1
That I mean what I aay.
The Union Pacific will sell Round
Trip tickets to St. Louis and return at
following low rates:
FIFTEEN DAY TICKETS
Every day to Nov. 30, good to return
15 days. 817.10.
SIXTY DAY TICKETS
Every day to Nov. 20, good to retnra
60 days. 919.00.
Every day to Nov. 15, good up to Dec.
Inquire of W. H. Benham, Agent.
SPECIAL TO DAVID CITY.
On Sunday, Aug. 7th. the Burlingtoa
will run a special train to David City
for the Chautauqua, leaving Columbus,
Nebr. at 9 a. m. Returning it will leave
David City at 9.30 p. m.
A round trip rate of $.75 haa been tuad
for this occasion a favorable opportun
ity for a delightfull trip.
Ask the npent for further information
W01XD S FADL
ine Lmon Pacific in conectioa with
the Wnlnch Line now runs through
EIvtnc Lighted Sleepers to St. Loais
and return. Passengers are landed at
main entrance of Exposition at a conven
ient hour in the morning, thus earing
time and expense on arrival at St. Louis,
and avoiding the great crowd at the big
Union Station. Many hours quicker
than any other rout. No change of cars
Illustrated guide to the Fair free oa
application to W. H. Bknh.inm.
A dlsrepatable newspaper calls the
dessocratio eaadidate for vlce-presi-asat.
"Hank". Snasse oa sack Ir
rsvereaos to the aged! Waaoo Wasp.
Where are yoa at. Mr. McKillip. oa
taaSaasasOity or St. Loalsplatforss?
Tne people nave a right to know.
Bat now when I feel that I need a small sap
To keep my great liunblea from doing me
I go to the pine where the etnC may he had
And walk ia the treat deer aad get it, begad.
Ia the old saahinnsd way.
Try the Koa-Mlcotlne. A scientific
arodaeUea of Oiaara, Sold nnder the
Uaited States aad the Baglteh aateass.
Try one of these.
aU0-5t CHARLES H. DACkT.
The following projvol amendment to. ami
convention for the refUioa of. thelVntitntioa
of the State of Nehra. ae hereinafter et f.irth.
in full. i atmit!el to the elector of the tat
of Urakv to N ou,t uiin .it the cwaenl
eW i.n to ! held 1u.U). November s. A. D.
tSaTK Kiix No. H4.)
A Bill for a Joint Koolation recommen.lin,c
to the ehvtore of th- t-Ute to vote at th nxt
election of nn-mlvt. of trie Legislature for or
aeaict i cneut on to rie, amend and
chance the ( atitation of the Stat of Nebraska
in accordance with Section 2. Article 13. of t&e
Contttction of the St.Me of Nehranka.
it J.VoJwiJ by . Ij?u7u;urr of the St.tle
I. ThM it i deemed neceary to call a con
vention to rerie. amend aad change th Coa-
Muuiina 01 ine siai 01 aeoraeaa.
2. That theUctor are recommended to v. J
at thw n.'xt election of member of the Legis
lator for or Kjcxint convention to ri.
amend and change the Constitution of th Stat
1. Tht at such next election of members of
th lviltur m the ballot tf rch elector
voting at nch election. hlt ! printed or writ
ten in snch manner thAt tN elector can indicat
hi ptvfereiice nciW tlto lw the word: FOK
calling a convention to rerise, amend and
-linre the tYtntitntion of th Stat of Tlsbtai
ha. and "AOAlXST calling a convention to re
, amend and change th Constitution of the
Stat of Nebraska': and if a majority voting
at said election shall rote for a convention, th
lewislatnr shall, at its nest session, pro id by
law for calling the same.
I, Jev W. Marsh. Secretar of Stat of th
Stat of Nebraska, do hereby certify that th
foregoing proposed amendment to th Constitu
tion of the Stat of Nebraska, and providing f or
a Convention for th revision of asid iYu;tnt ;.
of the Stat ot Nebraska, fa a tree aad correct
cor j ot tit original enrolled tall passed hy th-Tweaty-eignth
session of the Legislature of the
State of Nebraska, as it appear from said origi
nal bill, on file in my oSW, and that said pro
posed aBMddment and revision of the Concilia
tion of the Stat of Nebraska is submitted to Uu
oneliSed voter of th State of Nebraska, for
thr adoption or rejection, at th general elec
tion to be held xi laadar. the Sth day of No
te testimony whereof. I hereunto set mj hand
aad aflxd th (treat Seal of the Stat of Ne
braska. IV at Uncoln thie 3th day of July, ia the
year of oor l,ord One Thousand Nine Hundred
aad tVnr, .4 th ladeoen Jen e of the Uaited
State the One Hundred and Twenty -Niat aad
of this State the Thirty-SSghta.
,aT tMUU) JarV,of'3Uto.
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