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CHARLES B. ARDERSON.
KRRY T. CLARKE.
J. C. MARTIN.
Cesnty Clerk '
Clark of District Govt
DR. W.W. FRANK.
A. E. PRIEST.
TbeTelegram talks about being in
ftvor of anon-partisan judiciary, when
it comes to the state ticket, because
that would mean supporting the demo
cratic nominee for the supreme bench.
But when it comes to the judges of j
this Sixth judicial district, it insists
upon the two democrats being elected.
Our esteemed cotemporsry should be
John Luschen is the republican
aominee for county assessor. There is
not any politics about thkCoffice.
Voters should investigate the abilities
of the two candidates, and choose the
one best qualified to perform the
duties of the office. And if the. voter
r .ii mttiM will do this, we nredict
that John Luschen will be the victori
ous candidate on November d.
John Ratterman has been -county
judge for two terms and is up. before
the voters for a third term. He says
he is not worried over the result of
this election in the least but is pulling
the wires for his fourth nomination.
John Moftett is the republican nomi
nee. He has been justice of the peace,
and all who know him, and especially
his neighbors, say that he is well qual
ified for the office of county judge.
Nebraska is unquestionably one of
the greatest states in the union. Some
of the states are great for raising
wheat snd some for raising corn, but
Nebraska's soil and climate beat the
world. We can raise wheat corn,
oats, barley, or any cereal. And when
it comes to raising potatoes, alfalfa,
hav. or producing butter or chickens,
Nebraska does not take a back seat
Nebraska is one of the richest states in
the union. We have no gold mines
and not many millionaires, but Ne
braska has fewer poverty stricken peo
ple than any country on earth. Our
wealth is more evenly divided, and we
have no people who are wanting for
the necessaries of life. Nebraska con
tains a smaller percentage of illiterate
people, people who can neither read
nor write, than any state in the union.
Nebraska is also as safely and solidly
Tnnnbliean as anv state in the union.
and Platte county should hurry up
and "lair into ' line at this coming
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ISBS v. l, aesssnwaen 2EHl
win" ti toisesjmwdi jeataai til
. ra illMHIlla MSarie S
IN SEDGWICK COUNTY.
fHAVE cheap land that is good. It is nice smooth land with
a good soil, 2 to 3 feet deep. Good water and plenty of it
I live on a farm 12 miles southeastof Julesburg. I am per
manantfy located there. I don't want to sell out Why
should I? You are invited to come and see me at the farm. Let me
show you a man that has lived there only two years and made ten
thousand dollars. Let me take you to farmers that have lived there
20 years, so that you may aee how they are doing. We will talk with
acre, spelts 50 bushels, wheat 30 to 40 bushels, and some very good
earn. 1 know of the best bargains. You can not do better than to see
ase, I can' show you nice unimproved land at from $8.40 to $10 per
acre. We want the settlers, but there is splendid chances for the
speculator, tor this land is sure to double in pricein a very short time.
Just think of ft, one crop more than pays lor the land. Write ase
when yeu are conriag and I wm BMet you at the depot take y ou out
and show you around, uosne ana
SBJ i a
state anf national .ounces, except one
lone republican- tuniisaman , Tnt
mVnMmrmhonV exnccteoYuhd am.
to anyone ' particularly.
Oklahoma and Indian Territory are.
I.MJ. MtLxl hw nminla frfW tha
south, and when it cosaes to poHtics
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reason and argumsnt da not t mack
of a igure. They are ahore all
Akff sound on the-nfttur" question
and of course always tote the straight
democratic ticket The people of the
territories were so anxious, for state
hood that thousands of republicans
woted for die adoption of the proposed
constitution, though they greaifr
liked some parts of it The democrats
knew they had a majority of the voters
yet they outrageously gerrymandered
the legisatiTe and congressioaal dis
tricts. Their methods of taxation is
such that public schools, and public
colleges will always hare short terms
sad poorly paid teachers; in many
couaties they will not be able to exist
stall. 'There are many other Jshort
comings of the new constitution, but
MtWdiuiUsuw delay statehood
the people generally voted for its adop
tion. But now comes the Telegram
and says the election in Oklahoma is a
great ampin the free for Roosevelt.
What an extraordinary statement, xi
President Roosevelt was so disposed
he could veto the whole election by
refusing to sign the new constitution,
but Roosevelt is too big a man to ao
that Personally, he does not approve
of the new constitution, but he knew,
and every republican senator and
emmaa, who voted for the ad
mission of these territories knew that
thev would make a democratic stated,
and if they want that kind of a con
stitution, they can have it In place
of the Oklahoma election being a sup
inthefaceTor President Roosevelt
great compliment has been paid by
his appointed governor running
twenty thousand ahead of the balance
of the ticket but Mr. Howard's state
ment shows how he hates Roosevelt
C. M. Gruenther has held the office
of district clerk for eight years. He
does not attend to the duties of the
office to any great extent, but employs
a lady deputy whom he pays fdd per
month. He also edits and owns a
newspaper. He also has farm inter
ests at Wheatland, Wyoming, and
other places. He is frequently referee
in many suits, Voters, give a new
mam a chance- Vote for John L.
Gilsdorf for clerk of the district court.
DIVORCE REFORM THkTCdUNTS.
New Jersey, whence the country
usually expects no'news but bad news,
has given distinct impetus to the cause
of progressive morality by adopting
the restrictive statute recommended by
the universal divorce commission.
The new law does not change the
statutory grounds for divorce within
the boundaries of the state, but it
throws many safeguards in the way of
dumping on the state the divorce filth
from neighboring commonwealths.
The importance of the Jersey legis
lation is apparent in view of the fact
that heretofore much of the busmen of
its civil courts was made up of divorce
cases from New York and Pennsyl
vania. Under existing law a deserted
wife cannot procure a divorce in New
York, but can cross to New Jersey
and file her plea. In both New York
and Pennsylvania decrees of separa
tion have been made difficult to obtain
except upon a square showing of facts.
Thus New Jersey had become a veri
table Mecca for the marital misfits of
the east as Sioux Falls was in the west
The new law requires that a decree
of divorce will not be granted, where
one of the parties is a nonresident
unless the grounds are recognized as
adequate in the state from, which the
complainants come. In illustration,
anyone seeking in New Jersey a di
vorce from a husband or wife living
in Nebraska could win out only by
citing grounds for the decree that are
see the old mrmer, he will ao jou
sTmlawfrmnc. OwJsm ! I
for divorce by
has been working for some yean to
psevailon the dimwent states topasa
uniform divorce laws. Some progress
has been made 'but not enough to
anise over-enthusiasm as to the final
aecomplhminentofivaiasa The New
Jersey innovation overs an easy way
out of what has riromised to he a very
complicated problem. The' adoption
without question do much toward les
sening the divorce evil and.eould be
adopted in every state without in other
ways aftecting .existing provisions of
divorce laws. It would not change
the grounds for divorce, the time of
readenoe or any other matures of ex
isting laws, but it would put an end to
scandals which have flourished in the
past by parties going to other states to
get divorces that could not be secured
at home. Omaha Bee.
Continued from last weak.
"Better-4eC ffce cattle rest first.
An' if ye ever feed prisoners Td
like ter eat a bite mesilf."
They rested there for over two
hours, the tired horses contentedly
munching the succulent grass of the
coulee, their two masters scarcely ex
changing a word. Murphy, after satis
fying his appetite, rested flat upon
hla back, one arm lung over his eyes
to protect them from the sua.
At last they saddled up and passed
down the coulee.into the more precip
itous depths of the narrow canyon.
Their early advance was slow and
cautious, aa they never felt certain
what hidden enemies might lurk be
hind the Sharp corners of the winding
defile, and they kept vigilant eyea
upon the serrated skyline. The sav
ages were moving north and ao were
It was tally three o'clock when they
attained to the bank of the Powder,
and crouched among the rocks to wait
for the shades of night to shroud their
farther advance. Murphy climbed the
bluff for a wider view, bearing Hamp
ton's hejdglassss slung across his
shoulder, for the latter would not
. leave aim alone with the homes. Re
returned finally to grunt out that there
was nothing special In sight except a
shifting of those' smoke signals to
points farther north. Then they lay
down again, Hampton amoklag. Mur
phy either sleeping or pretending to
sleep. And slowly the shadows of an
other black night swept down and
shut them in.
It must have been two hours later
when they ventured forth. 8Ilenee
and loneliness brooded everywhere.
not so much aa a breath of air etlr
rfnc the leaves. Murphy continued to
lead, the light tread of hla horse bare
ly audible, Hampton pressing closely
behind, revolver hi hand, the two pack
horses trailing in the rear.
Midnight and they pulled up amid
the deeper gloom of a great overhang
ing bluff, having numerous trees near
Its summit There was the glow of a
distant fire upon their left which red
dened the sky, and reflected oddly on
the edges of a vast cloud-mass rolling
up threateningly from-the west
Their horses stood with heada hang
ing wearily down, their aides rising
and falling, and Hampton, rolling stiff
ly from the saddle, hastily loosened
They'll drop under us If we don't
give them an hour or two." he said,
quietly. "They're both dead beat"
Murpby muttered something. Inco
herent and garnished with oaths, and
the moment he succeeded in releasing
the buckle, sank down limp at' the
very feet of his horse, rolling up Into
a queer ban. The other stared and
took a step nearer.
"What's the matter? Are you akk,
"No tired dont want tar see
thet thing agm."
"Thet green, derlish, -crawlin' face
If ye must know!" And he twisted
his long, ape-like arms across hla eyes,
lying curled up aa a dog might
For a moment Hampton stood tax
ing down upon him, listening to his in
coherent muttermgs, his own face
grave and sympathetic Then he
moved hack and sat down. Suddenly
the full conception of what this meant
came to his mind the man had gone
mad. The straiaed cordsjof that dis
eased brain had saapped In the pres
ence of Imagined terrors, and now an
was chaos. The horror of It over
whelmed Hampton; not only did thai
unexpected denouement leave him
utterly hopeless, but what was he to
do with the fellow? They were In the
very heart of the Indian country,
the countryof the aavage Sioux. He
stared at the curied-up man, now sir
lent and breathing heavily aa if asleep.
If he only might light a pipe, or boil
himself a cup of black coffee! Mur
phy never stirred; the horasf
sssmlagly too weary to browse.
Hampton nodded and sank Into aa mv
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Beneath the ahade of upBftefl.arms reaucklsd
Murphy's eyes i sassiest aactossi .Then
Whatever terrora mar have aommstit miiIm
thai smamid scam, the one purpose . stared
njaa and, wast ithsjsasjd jajiaji. Tlslestj ha ana hsss a eafld, aright.
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To the mtiaensof the Sxth Judicial
Dauxict of Nebraska.-
Gentlemen: As no political party
has adopted a platform for this judi
cial district I deem it fur to the elec
tors of this district to advise them of
the followmg.prineiples for which I
d whieh I weald strive to my
utmost abUiff to enforce should I be-
elected one of the judges of uus
district to-wit -
1. Equality before the Law."
2. Remove the law's, vexations
No politics or favoritism known
- on the Bench.- - - '
Substantial justice unhampered
Purify the Courts by severe
punishment for perjury.
"To do right as God gives mel
to see the right"
John C. Martin.
of how to tear and kUL
He waa many minutes thoroughly
satisfying himself that Hampton actu
ally slept His every movement
Waa a lueHsw QHnt fct
Faint StarilgM as He Struck the
stow, crafty, cowardly, the aavage la
hla perverted nature becoming snore
and mors manifest It waa more beast
than nun that finally crept forward on
aU-f ours, the eyea gleaming cruel aa a
cafe In the night Within a yard of
the peacefully slumbering man he
rose up, crouching on his toes and
bending stealthily forward, possibly
feeling the dose proximity of that hor
rible presence. Then the maniac took
one more stealthy, slouching step
nearer, and fiung himself at the ex
posed throat uttering a fierce snarl aa
hla Angers clutched the soft fieeh.
Hampton awoke, gasping and choking,
to find those mad even glaring Into
hla own, those murderous hands throt
tling aim with the strength of
At first the stupefied, half-awakened
struggled aa If In delirium, scarce
ly leallstag the danger. He waa
aware of suffering, of horror, of suf
focation. Then the brain flashed Into
life, and he grappled fiercely with hla
dread antagonist Murphy saapped
like a mad dog. hla lips snarling
curses; hut Hampton fought silently,
desperately, his brain clearing aa he
succeeded In wrenching those daws
from hla lacerated throat and forced
his way up on to one knee. He worked
his way, inch by inch, to his feet his
slender figure rigid as steel and closed
In upon the other, but Murphy writhed
out of bis grasp, aa a snake might
The younger man realised now tokthe
full his pern, and his hand slipped
down to the'gun upon his htp. There
waa a sudden glint fat the faint star
light ss.he struck, and the stunned
maniac went down quivering, and lay
motionless on the hard ground. With
the quick decision of one long accus
tomed to meet emergencies, Hampton
unbuckled the lariat from one of the
led animals and bound Murphy's hands
and limbs securely.
As he worked he thought rapidly.
He comprehended the extreme. des
peration of their present situation.
While the revolved blow might possi
bly restore Murphy to a degree of san
ity, it waa far more probable that he
would awaken violent. Yet he could
not deliberately 'leave this - man to
a fate of horror in the wilder
That whieh would have been
quickly decided had he been atone be
came a. most serious problem when
considered in connection with the in
aene, helpless scout Then, there were
the dispatches! They must be of vital
Importance to have required the send
ing of Murphy forth on so dangerous
a ride; other Uvea, ay. the result of
the entire campaign might depend
upon their early delivery. Hampton
had been a soldier, the spirit of the
service waa still with him, and that
thought brought him to final decision.
Unless they were halted by Sioux bal
lets, they would push on toward the
Big Horn and Custer should have the
He knelt down beside Murphy, ua
huckled the leather dispatch bag, and
it across his owa saouwsr.
est to work to
at him. wild and ghvmc;
aiv hM bem the sxarsssJou of
atthesawk. - -' .
llmphy o Ms
mtt mora of proiviakms anon a
mavms tte other to Wkm.or
raadvvBato the aflKstwlac by aM
of the stars, hla left head ever on
Murphy's brkOe relsu hla low Tolea et
xpotalattoa saeslac to calm the oth
' "v ' enrh am.vla:
.havlas stsap, rocky
the rock' to
nok out an
of rock and
lid the soft
grass, and sank into the slumber of ex
nana km, his conscious aMsaory the
it hahhUag of hla inaane
In both, body
at season to he fed. snd se
tae proffered flood with aU the
reaUehtof a child. WhOene
paUed to sjs ea with only the two
the depleted store
behind hie own saddle.
he earefanr hesstad Murnhv into
place and hound his feet beneath the
he resumed the
of those sand
the Boaabufl. prsaeing the refreshed
ponies mte a canter, confident now
that their greatest uMaaure of safety
lay am audacity. -
It waa already frrg dusk when
they swept down Into a little neat of
gave vent to a
of delight But
that waa afl. Instantly
numerous dark forme
oat thefshmbberr. and he wheeled hla
horses to the left lashing them Into a
rapid run. It waa aU over in a aso
aeat a spattering of rifles, a wild
medley of cries, a alhnnaa of as
insures, ana vam iwo
down the rocks, the din of pursuit
away behind them. The
evidently aU on foot yet Hampton
tinned to press his asouut at a swift
pace, taklag turn after turn about the
sharp hills, confident that the hard
earth would leave no trace of
like a log. bat his tight grip
the rata of the other landed him
hla feet A stray aoux bullet
its asark, hut the geflaat aniaml
en untn dropped life
the brave am it had
ad ao watt
head. ' Then he shifted the ptovlaloae
to the back of the other
la ass left
On the UtMe Blfl Hem.
N troop, awarding, much to their em
phatically expressed disgust the more
slowly Bsoviag pack-tram, were follow
ing Custer's advancing column of
horsemen down the right hank of the
Little Big Horn. The troopers, car
at knee, sitting erect In their
uatr faces browned by the
hot winds of the pmtna, were riding
mounted upon a rangy chestnut Brant
kept hie watchful eyea on those scat
tered flankers dotting the suenslt of
the near-by bluff. Suddenly one of
hand eagerly, and the
th trannar nolated Into the
"They're down in a ooulee now.
but wm he up on a ridge
a asiaute. I got sight of 'em
twice aflsre I ww
rewarded by the gumpse
indistinct dark figures dimly
against the Mghter baeh-
At a brisk trot they rode out the
trooper mggmg a pace to the rear, the
watchful eyea of both men sweeping
Busfialously across the prairie. The
two parties aset suddenly upon the
summit of a sharp ridge and Brant
drew In hla horse with en evrwmurkm
of astonishment It waa a pathetic
spectacle he stared at a horse scarce
ly ahto to stagger forward; on his back,
with feet strapped securely beneath
and hands hound to the high pommel,
the Una grinning ferociously, perched
a uueshapen creature clothed as a
Beside these, hatlees. hla shoes
holding together, a man of
e end sunburnt face held
the brMle-reia. An Instant they gasad
at each other, the young omcera eyes
fined with sympathetic horror, the
Can this be yew, Hamp-
KSjeseT Why are
Hamatim. leaahur aualast the
bUag horse to keep erect slowly lifted
his hand in a semblance of military
-DUpstches from Cheyenne.
la Murphy went erasy out yon
ar. For God's sake water, foodr
rYour canteen. Lane!" avclahnofl
Tfow hold this cup." and he
Into It a liberal auwply of
did mschsslrsny ss he
the loose rein once more
hand, and started forward
directum tmUratad and waa almost
of reawakened mteOlgeaee afpsared'
m nm eyes, aw a . m
shun sasar a mnuwewnusu. sTannns,
Mhes1 ner hem.
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We have them in all the most advanced
single-breasted cuts with two or three but
tons to close; in dark brown, gray, olive and
blue toned worsteds, cassimeres, cheviots
and tweeds, in handsome checks, stripes,
pverplaids and mixtures.
Ton run no risk in buying here we guarantee to ft you
perfectly and will make good any garment should it he wrong.
-Drink ft" hs
For an instant the maniac glared
back at him aallenly; then he appear
ed to ahrink in terror, and drank
"We can nmke the rest of the way
bow,'' Hampton announced, euletly.
"Lord, but this haa been a trip!"
dmmouated at Brant'a order
Hampton to climb into
the vacated saddle. Then the trooper
grasped the rein of M urphy'a hone,
end the little party started. toward
where the pack-train waa hidden in
la Caster hare?" said Hampton.'
- "No; that la, not with asy party. We
are guarding the pack-train. The oth
ers are ahead, and Custer, with five
troops, haa moved to the right He
is somewhere among those ridges
heck of the bluff."
The man taraed and looked where
the oflfcer pointed, shading am eyea
"Can you give ase a fresh horns, a
bite, to eat and a cap of coffee, down )
Thet man CeuM Tell. But
Situated 15 miles from Trackee
on the Main line of
"The Overlaid Riitt"
Stop-overs permitted on
ets. Connections made
Pacific traia'Thw Of
and other Through
E. G. BROWN;
Ste Our Fall
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Sack Sat: w
ansa " . .
Ofie Of tteaHaneUriv
ert ityled tUMl bett
had in tltki city
No oiwter horn
or whmt you my
lmncy in style and
material, you can
be sore ot llndins
want in our lmrge,
collection of cele
brated tSwWk tSuitt al
$10 to $30
I've got aw en."
"Go on?, Goad Gedl
realise what you are saying? Why,
you can hardly alt the saddle! Ten
carry dispatches, you nay?
there ere plenty of
troop who win
on. Ten need
fit eaoaga, or shall he as aeon aa I get
food. Good Lord, hey. I em not
up yet by a hmg way! If a the
loneliness out yonder," he swept hie
head toward the harlsen. "and the
baring to care for him that haa broken
my heart He went that way clear
back en the Powder, end sru seen a
fight between as ever eases. IB he
all right now h? yen lads wll enly leek
after arm. Thin la gosag to reach Cus
ter, and ITJ take at!" He flung back
hla ragged coat hla hand en the dm-pateh-hag.
Tve earned the right"
Brant reached forth has hand ear
dlally. ThatTa true; yen have. Wmwa
more, if you're able to make the trip,
there Is no one here who win atteaspt
tostopyou. Bat new tail me how urns
thing happened. I wast to anew the
story before we sat in."
For n moment nsmnton inmsmid
silent hie thoaghtful gaae on the near
by vldettes, hie hands lissisi heavily
upon the saddle pseamsi. Tmhana he
did not leastssbei clearly; pssatbly he
could not instantly deaafle Just hew
much of that story to toH. BraM sus
pected this mat to he has eascuHy.
and he spoke hwpuhnvely.
"Hampton, there haa been trouble
mmuWm mwUmWmwenWaTm'CenW mW4rrmTs)fijTaa Snm Bnfave
there all past end gene now. I nm
eerely believe sa yonr purpose of
right and I ask you to treat me.
Wither of us would atve Me life If need.
were, to he of real asrrlee to n Utile
garl heck yonder m the nine. I dent
knew whet yen ere to her; I dent
Railroad and Pullasan Tick
with the mmous Unit
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