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The fight is on.
Nebraska is for Taft!
The Taft smile is a vote -winner.
The Taft wave grows larger every
Let the people not Standard Oil
And the Taft sentiment goes march
As a letter writer Mr. Bryan is not
what is termed a -success.
When it comes to putting ginger
into a campaign, Roosevelt is no
The bark of Standard Oil Haskell
does not sound as loud as it did three
Haskell, Baily, Foraker, McLau
ren, Bryan and Standard Oil are all
The question is asked, where did
Bryan get his enormous campaign
fund? Ask Haskell.
. - HE IS A FAILURE.
The Lutcoln State Journal, Fre
mont Tribune and Grand Island Inde
pendent, all "reform" organs, are silent
on the question of suppressing the
Lumber Combine, but loud on boost
ing for Attorney General Thompson.
Jf the farmers and others who use
lumber in Nebraska ever obtain it
cheaper they must not look to the
present Attorney General for relief.
Backed by the papers above mention
ed, and assisted by the Nebraska
Capital, edited by Frank Harrison,
former 'pass distributor for the Union
Pacific railway, the Lumber Combine
has the people of Nebraska by the
throat and will exact its price for lum
ber as long as the public remains
passive and allows itself to be buncoed.
What the state of Nebraska needs is
an Attorney General with the ability
and force of character of Attorney
General Hadleyof Missouri; an attor
ney general who is not afraid to per
form his duty even if it does result in
bringing before the court men of in
fluence and wealth who are masquer
ading as political reformers.
The present 'Attorney General of
Nebraska has been negligent in the
discharge of his duty. How can he
consistently go before the people and
ask for a re-election with "failure"
marked on his record. The little
things he points to with so much
pride that he has accomplished are
overshadowed by the fact that he has
failed to throttle the Lumber Combine.
Two hours after Taft crossed the
Wisconsin line from Illinois, 60,000
people had heard him speak.
Although Haskell was caught with
the goods in his possession, Mr. Bryan
enters a plea of "not guilty" for him.
President Roosevelt not only put
ginger into the campaign, but he also
took some of it out of Candidate Bryan.
As a letter writer Mr. Bryan is not
a success when he butts up against a
gentleman known as Theodore Roose
velt 1 leaaaanj
A little "oil" on the troubled waters
appears to have agitated the stream in
which Mr. Bryan's bark is now
An enthusiastic Republican paper
wants Nebraska taken out of the
doubtful column and credited to Taft.
Nebraska was never in the doubtful
A STATE INSTITUTION FOR
It appears to be the policy of the
Commissioner of Indian Affairs to
close all the non-reservation Indian
schools and erect on the reservations
graded schools where the children of
Indian parents may attend and remain
under home influence the same" as
white children. The appropriations
for non-reservation schools does not
extend beyond June 30, 1909, and it
is not likely that additional appro
priations will be made. Anticipating
that congress will act upon the recom
mendation of the Indian department
and refuse to make appropriations for
the maintenance of non-reservation
schools, the government, with the
approval of congress, offers to donate
to the state the grounds and buildings
of the Genoa Indian school.
The Genoa school consists of 320
acres, valued at $48,000, and build
ings and other improvements valued
at $250,000, a total of $298,000, which
the government offers to the, state of
Nebraska for such state institution as
the legislature may desire to use it for.
There is a sentiment throughout the
state that Nebraska is able and ought
to support an Agricultural College
separate and distinct from the State
University. The present so-called
Agricultural College, located at Lin
coln, is nothing more than a small
annex to the University, and is not to
be compared to the Agricultural Col
lege at Ames, Iowa, where twenty-four
hundred students are enrolled more
than are enrolled at the Iowa State
LaFOLLETTES PRAISE OF TAFT.
"Nature gave him poise, judicial temperament,
great force of character and tenacity as to . purpose.
His long service in the public service is distinguished,
for Its marked ability, its wisdom, its integrity, its pat
riotism. He -has taken advanced ground upon the
great issues that are engaging the prof oundest thought
of the people of this great country.
"Now, from a somewhat intimate acquaintance
with him for the last twenty years, I say today that' he '
is progressive in principle and he is equipped most
wonderfully in experience." Senator LaFollette, at
Madison, Wis., September 24, 1908.
CHOICE South Dakota Farms in the Famous JAMES RIVER VALLEY.
BOYD SHOULD BE ELECTED.
The defeat of. Judge Boyd and the
election of Jim Latta would be a dis
grace' to the district Mr. Latta is
making a check-book campaign, and
to elect him would be notice to the
world that the voters' of the Third
district believe that the dollar should
be placed above the man.
But there are other reasons why
Judge Boyd should 'be returned to
congress. He represents a party that
stands for the people and for the poli
cies inaugurated by President Roose
velt. He is opposed to Bryanism and
all of the bad things it stands for. He
is opposed to taking the tariff off of
dairy products and reducing the price
of Platte county butter to eight cents
a pound; he is opposed to placing wool
on the free list, which would reduce
the price of American wool to a figure
that would send the price of western
sheep down to $1.15 a head; he is
opposed to government ownership of
railways and the free coinage of silver
at the Holy Raito; he is opposed to
hauling down the flag in the Philip
pines; he is opposed to any of the
freak policies advocated by the Bryan
ites, and would vote, if elected, to
uphold the progressive policies of .a
Republican President; he would op
pose with vigor any attempt of the
Democratic members of congress to
reduce the list of government em
ployees by cutting down the delivery
of rural mail to three times a week.
It was easy work for Jim Latta to
issue enough checks to secure the pri
mary nomination of his party and
defeat Edgar Howard, but buying
enough Republican votes to secure an
election is altogether an entirely dif
and his opponent be locked in a room
together, the door of which was not
to be opened until the survivor of the
contest knocked from the inside. The
gentleman from the cottonfields con
cluded hot to fight, resigned his seat,
in congress and retired into political
BEN WADE AND "BOWIE KNIFE"
If the Columbus Bryan Club is in
favor of guaranteeing bank deposits,
it ought not to flunk when asked to
guarantee Republican prices for corn
and wheat in the event of Bryan's
Although proven guilty, Standard
Oil Haskell still retains the confidence
of Mr. Bryan, who, if his wishes had
not been ignored by the National Com
mittee, would have retained the Okla
homian as bis campaign treasurer.
The Democrats, at their recent
state convention, declared for a State
Agricultural College, and the gener
ous offer of the government to give to
the state, free of charge, the Genoa
school, will no doubt be accepted and
the state college located there.
A special dispatch from Evanston,
Wyoming, to the Omaha. Bee says:
The inmates of the Wyoming insane
asylum here have formed a Bryan and
Ken club' numbering over twenty
embers. It is headed by James
Keaworty, who was sent here from
Casper several years ago. Kenworthy
has written the Casper Tribune re
garding the club. He claims the re
publican machine has cheated him out
of $20; that he proposes to collect this
money if it costs him $5,000; that he
and hit companions are members of
Tammany and will' have the support
of Tammany in fighting the republi-
UP TO THE BRYAN CLUB.
The fact should not be forgotten,
that .nearly every shoe factory and
woolen mill in the United States
closed down within sixty days after
the election of Graver Cleveland in
1892. Later on the cotton mills and
many other manufacturing establish
ments stopped work. Men were
thrown out of employment, the "rainy
day" funds in the savings banks dis
appeared and free soup houses were
established to feed hungry men.
But how about the farmer? True,
he was not compelled to enter the
charity soup house for sustenance, but
he was compelled to sell his corn right
here in Columbus at from 10c to 12c
per bushel; oats for 8c; hogs for $2.25;
wheat for 32c; eggs for 6c and butter
for 8c. Write these Democratic prices
on a slip of paper and opposite them
place the prices that grain, live stock
and butter and eggs are selling for
today and then take the paper to the
Columbus Bryan Club and tell the
members, Mr. Farmer, that if the club
will put up a bond, signed by respon
sible members of the club, guaran
teeing that the prices of your grain,
live stock and produce will not be
reduced in the event of a Democratic
victory, that you will cast your vote
for Wm. J. Bryan for President.
The members of the Columbus
Bryan Club are honorable men and
no doubt honest in the belief that a
victory for Bryan would not have a
tendency to decrease the price of farm
products, and could not, consistently,
refuse to furnish a written guarantee,
backed by good and sufficient surety,
of tijeir abiding faith in the Peerless
Will the Bryan Club make good by
publicly announcing to the farmers of
Platte county that they-etand ready to
guarantee Republican prices in the
event of Bryan's election?
The question is now up to the Bryan
If President Roosevelt and Bryan's
Man Hlskell had occupied the same
position in politics sixty years ago
that they do today, the discredited
platform chairman of the Denver con
vention would have sent a challenge
for a duel to Roosevelt That was
the prevailing fashion among south
ern gentlemen of Haskell's tempera
ment a few years previous to the War
of the Rebellion, and it was not until
Ben Wade of Ohio, and Jim Potter,
of Wisconsin, entered Congress that
dueling suddenly became unpopular.
Soon after Wade entered the Sen
ate, a southern fire eater made an
attack on him in a bitter speech for
the avowed purpose of insulting him.
Ben Wade was as rough and rugged
as he looked. He had swung an axe
in the woods of Ohio in his younger
days and assisted in clearing a patch
of land for his father; he had hunted
deer, bear and wild turkeys and
guarded the log cabin from the at
tacks of Indians; with his trusty rifle
could shoot a squirrel in the eye every
time he pulled v the trigger. A man
of his character and frontier experi
rence could not be intimidated by the
plantation manners of fire eating
statesmen. When the southern Sena
tor had exhausted the English lan
guage in his attack on Wade, the
latter replied, and that reply was the
the talk of the country at the time.
Wade returned-everything that had
been hurled at- him. ' He shook his
big, hard fist at the southern senators
and told them that he stood ready
to resent their insults in the senate or
out of it. Old Ben got what he ex
pectedwhat he wanted a challenge,
and he accented it. As the nartv
challenged, he had the choice of
weapons, and selected rifles. That
settled it. The duel was not ''fought
The fire eater had heard of Wade's
reputation as a rifle shot, and flunked.
A little later another , fire eater
attacked the North for attempting to
interfere with slavery and strongly
intimated that northern men were
cowards. Jim rotter, a representa
tive from Wisconsin, came back at
him with such vehemence that a
challenge was promptly tent The
Wisconsin man was not .alow in ac
cepting aid named Bowie knives as
the weapons, and stipulated that he
There is consistency in politics as
well as in business. If a candidate is
a rascal before the primary election,
his success in landing the nomination
does not change him into a saint If
he used money unlawfully to secure a
nomination, he will not hesitate to
employ the same means to secure
election at the polls.
The man who condemns the cor
rupt use of money in a primary cam
paign, and then, with apparent sin
cerity, commends it in another cam
paign, is not consistent in the stand he
takes. The corrupt use of money is
wrong. It is a crime against an hon
est ballot, and no man should put the
brand of approval upon it for purely
If it is true, as charged by a prom
inent Democrat of Columbus, that
Jim Latta used money to buy the
nomination for congress and defeat
Edgar Howard, and the seal of en
dorsement is placed upon the act. to
quote the language of Fairplay, "We
must say Bryan owes an apology to
When a man looses his. temper in a
political argument and indulges in
personal abuse, it is a clear indication
that he has got the worst of it and
When President Roosevelt gave a
letter to the public criticising the
action of the late Hon. C. A. Haskell,
custodian of Bryan's plateform at the
Denver convention and the political
agent and representative of Standard
Oil, Mr. Bryan addressed a letter to
Roosevelt defending his official leg
puller. He got a reply a characteris
ticletter a scorcher from the head of
the nation. That epistle and Hearst's
previous exposure of Haskell, com
pelled the Democratic National Com
mittee to kick the gentleman from
Oklohoma over the transom, regard
less of the protest of the Democratic
candidate for President That's why
Bryan feels humiliated. Even his
own committee endorsed the Presi
dent's letter and ignored the stand
taken by Mr. Bryan in the Haskell affair.
We are offering on the snarket a great many beautiful farm.; also several thousand acres of unimproved lands
in quarters, haK-eectkne and larger tracts, all of which are located in Spink County, South Dakota. These lands
are all tributary to good towns and produce all kinds of small grains and corn.
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; SCENE ON THE FARM OF FRED HOWELL, 5 MILFS SOUTHEAST OF REDF1ELD, S. D.
Our Mr. W. J. Else is now in Nebraska and will be pleased to call on you whenever possible and give any infor
mation desired. Should you desire to consult him, write us at once, so that we can ask him to call on you at the
earliest possible moment. Our Redfield office will ala a gladly furnish information, lists of lands and free booklet
upon request. Inasmuch aa these lands are setting rapidly, and that the best tracts will go first, we urgently request
that you arrange at the very earliest moment to make a trip to Spink County on the next excursion.
EXCURSIONS every first and third Tuesday of each month.
- 1 - ELM LAND 60.. Rtdfitld and Dtland. S. D.
When a man, for selfish reasons, or
for the purpose of carrying to a suc
cessful issue a dishonest scheme, fre
quently professes virtues he does not
possess. This was the case of Max
Schubert, who came from New York
about fifteen months ago and conduct
ed a commission business of buying
and selling horses. In order to im
press the public with his honesty he
wrapped the cloak of Republicanism
around his Tammany politics and
masqueraded as a supporter of Taft.
But recent events have demonstrated
that Max could not shake off his
Tammany Hall methods of doing bus
iness, and he has suddenly disappeared,
leaving his creditors several thousand
dollars to the bad. The supposition is
that Max has returned to New York
and renewed his allegiance to Boss
Murphy and Tammany.
No one questions .the sincerity of
the members of the Columbus Bryan
Club when they boldly announce that
the election of Mr. Bryan will not
cause a slump in the prices paid for
corn and wheat If there are any
Republicans who contemplate voting
for Bryan, and are a little skeptical
as to the prediction made by the
members of the club, perhaps it would
be the proper thing for them to call at
the headquarters of the club and ask
for a bond guaranteeing that, if Bryan
succeeds in defeating Taft, the market
price of farm products will be as high
as they are today. Fanners who are
naable to come to Columbus will no
doubt have the guarantee bond for
warded to their addram by dropping a
postal card to the secretary of the club.
The Democratic organ grinder, the
monkey and tin cup still continue the
campaign for funds in Nebraska "to
help elect Bryan." The wet eye
whine of the members of the. hat bri
gade' who are gathering in the "stuff'
has become very tiresome to the Dem
ocrat who understands the coarse work
of the bunch who are now canvassing
In speaking of the appeal for funds
from the farmers of this state, the New
York Sun calls the attention of the
public to the enormous campaign fund
that has been raised to elect Bryan
President The Sun says:
National Chairman Norman . Mack
has so much money to run his Bryan
eanip&uni so much so far tost be is
ready to extend the glad hand to a real
octopus and invite predatory wealth to
a front seat in bis private office.
The scene at the Hoffman House
headquarters of the' democratic national
committee is at once baffling and allur
ing to plain democrats, the rank and Ufa.
The place allures by its magnificence, but
the plain spellbinders wonder bow they
can go out on the hustings and declaim
against wealth while Chairman Maok
ban money to bum! The headquarters
has been spread out over an entire floor
of the hotel, and more floors may be
rented before the end of the week if the
money continues to pour in. Nobody
knows, except Governor Hsskell and
Ohairman Mack, where it comes from,
but plain democrats from Qeorgia and
Texas gasp when they enter the nation
al headquarters and see the evidence of
a great campaign fund.
. Magnificent suites of rooms have been
rented for the use of Mr. Nathan 8traus,
who is organizing the business men, of
the country for Bryan, and for Herr
Herman Bidder, who is sending forth
Bryan literature in all languages.
There are suites for Eastern Secretary
Kennedy, suits for Assistant National
Secretary Burton, parlors for the use of
General Organizer John W. Tomlinsonr
several parlors and reception rooms for
the use of Vice Chairman Hudspeth.
The funiture is all solid oak or mahogany
of the latest and most artistic design.
Oriental rugs of the finest texture to
cover the floors. Democrats from Geor
gia actully stop chewing tobacco when
they enter the place.
In the hallways leading to all these
gorgeous suites of parlors and offices
there are gatemen, doormen, messengers
floorwalkers and guides stationed five
feet apart, and they are all on the pay
rolls. It is all one grand sweet song at
democratic national headquarters this
year. Not a word about hard times.
No battling against the octopus or pre
datory wealth is planned from the third
floor of the Hoffman house.
To campaign managers there they
have already carried the middle west,
the Pacific coast states and most of the
eastern states for Bryan. And if the
money keeps on coming in they will
make his election unanimous before the
end of the month, and this is only Sep
tember. They say that the size and
enthusiasm of the crowds greeting Mr.
Bryan on bis first tourof the enemy's
country indicated that the election is all
over and all one way. They politely
ignore any question of suggestion that
Mr. Bryan drew even larger crowds in
1896 and 1900. For answer they point
with pride to the headquarters, some
forty or more parlors, and remind the
rude stranger that in 1900 Gum Shoe
Bill Stone, who ran the Eastern head
quarters, had only four small rooms.
This year the money is coming in and
National Chairman Mack fears no oc
topus. He is on good terms with preda
tory wealth. ,
his state legislature, what would that
state senator do in congress?
Voters are requested to verify this
record by comparing it with the offi
cial report of the secretary of the sen
ate. Go to your court house, or to
any lawyer, and ask to see the senate
journal of the last session of the Ne
braska legislature. Edgar Howard.
THE TROUBLE WITH "FRITZ IE."
Was What Might Be Called
If you are a farmer and are in
doubt as to the advisability of voting
for Bryan, call at the headquarters of
the Colunibud Bryan Club and get a
bond guaranteeing Republican prices
for corn and wheat in the event Bryan
is elected. If the members of the
club really believe what they profess
they will not refuse to deliver to you
a bond on request properly attested.
It was a very little girl in an abbre
viated scrap of gingham that origin
ally must have been a pink frock. It
showed neutrality of color that be-
spoke many washings and the prob
ability of former owners. Grasped
tightly in her grimy hand was a piece
of twine, the far end of which was at
tached to the collar of a dog.
"Hello, baby; is that your dog?"
bantered the youth fresh from prepar
"Well, well, he was meant to be a
dachshund, wasn't he?"
Seriously the brown eyes gazed into
those 'of her Questioner. Her quick
sense had caught the long word and
recognized that It was the right name
for her elongated friend.
"You mean he's funny in the
"That breed always is 'funny in
the middle,'" laughed the boy, "but
this one Is curved up like a half cir
cle," and he tried to illustrate the ani
mal's defect with his hands.
"Oh, I know what you mean," cried
the youngster, gleefully. "Fritzie
chases all the cats, and when they
stop and spit at him he Jest humps
up like they do and now I guess he's
growed that way."
Names of Flowers.
It Is Interesting to know how cer
tain flowers' get their names. Many
were named after individuals: For in
stance: Fuchsias were so called be
cause they were discovered by Leon
ard Fuchs. Dahlias were named for
Andre Dahl, who brought them from
Peru. The camelia was so called for
a missionary named Kamel, who
brought some magnificent specimena
of the flower to France from Japan.
He called it the rose of Japan, bat
his friends changed it to camelia.
Magnolias were named in honor of
Prof. Magnol de Montpellier, who first
brought the beautiful tree to France
from America and Asia. Because they
trembled with the wind is the mean
ing of anemones. The Latin word to
wash is lavare, and lavender received
its name because the Romans put the
flowers into water when they washed
to perfume their hands.
Something New for the Dead.
Glass headstones are the latest
mortuary device sent forth to order
from inventive Pittsburg. Not only
the epitaph, but also the photograph
of the deceased person, will be blown
into the glass, thus giving a joint in
destructibility to both fame and
As nearly as can be differentiated, a
job is where a man docs most of the
work and somebody else gets most
of the pay, and a position Is where a
man gets most of the pay and some
body else does most of the work.
A German newspaper had an adver
tisement the other day for the sale
of the properties of a theater. This
postscript was added: "To be sold
at the same time. 32 substantial old
ghosts, with a very flne new devil a
striking likeness of Bonaparte."
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ska coaatitutloa of taa State of
axaaka, aa aaralaaltor aat forta in fall,
la saaaaittea to taa alactera of taa Stat
f aTaaraaka, to 'b Totad apon at tka
gaaaxal alacttem to aa aal Taaay, W.o
vamaer am, A. 9. 1908:
LATTA SHOULD BE DEFEATED.
Chairman Stephens boasts about
the record made by Mr. Latta in
last legislature. Let us see how
voted on reform bills wanted by the
He voted against the Child Labor
Law, house roll 9.
He voted against the Direct Pri
mary Law, house roll 405.
His was the only vote against the
Pure Food Law, senate file 64.
He refused to vote on a bill to pre
vent railroads going into the Federal
courts and enjoining the state from
collecting taxes, senate file 87.
He refused to vote on a bill to pre
vent discrimination, senate file 34.
4 Mr. Latta was pledged by his party
platform to favor every one of these
needed reforms. If a state senator
violate the pledges of his platform, in
Tka foUowiar propoaaA aamaBdmaat to
the coaatltatlOB. of tka Stata of W
braaks, aa karalamftar aat forth la fall.
la avaatlttad to tka lectors of tka Stat
of Waaxaaka, to aa voted apoa at tka
antral alactioa t - 'leld Tuesday,
Wovemaar 3rd, A. P. met
A JOINT RESOLUTION to propose an
Amendment to Section 9. Article 8 of
the Constitution of the State of Ne
Ba it XaaolTad aad Xaaetot By tka ?
lalataxe of tka State or kTaaxaska:
Section 1. CAataadmaat.) That at the
general election for stato and ImjIsIiMvo
officers to be held on the Tuesday suc
ceeding; the first Monday in November.
1908. the following provl'- " p--o- '
and submitted to tka elcctora of the
atate as an amendment to acimi . Ar..-
il K of the constitution of the State of
Section 9. flMaoattoaal Taada, iHTeat-
naat.) All funds belonging to the stale
for educational purposes, the interest and
Income whereof only are to be u"-d. shall
be deemed trust funds held by the state,
and the state shall supply all In.e
thereof that 'may in any manner accrue,
ao that the same shall remain forever
Inviolate and undiminished; and shall not
be Invested or loaned except on I'nited
States or state securities, or re?isterI
county bonds of this state, or registered
achool district: bonds of this state and
auch other securities as the legislature
may from tima to time direct. And such
funds with th Interest and Income there
of are hereby solemnly pledged for th
purposes for which they are granted and
aet apart, and shall not be transferred to
any other fund for other uses.
Section 2. Ballots; Adoptloa.) That
at aald election In the ypar 1MW. on the
ballot of each elector voting thereat thre
I shall be printed or written tne words:
he I "For proposed amendment to the Constitu
tion witn rererence in m nv"mtr.- -the
permanent achool fund " and "against
aald proposed amendment to the constitu
tion with reference to the investment of
the permanent school fund." And if a
majority of all voters at said election
ahall be for auch amendment, the same
ahall be deemed to be auopted.
Approved April 5. 19OT.
I. Geo. C. Junkin. Secretarv of State.
ef the State ef Nebraska, do hereby cer
tify that the foregoing proposed amend
ment to the Constitution of the State of
Nebraska la a true and correct copy of
the original enrolled and engrossed bill.
ri passed by the Thirtieth session of the
gislature of the State of Nebraska, as
appears from said original bill on file in
this office, and that said proposed
amendment Is submitted to the qualified
voters of the State of Nebraska for their
adoption or rejection at the general elec
tion to be held on Tuesday, the Sd day
f November. A. D. 1908.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto
aet my hand and affixed the Great Seal
of the State of Nebraska. Done at Lin
coln, this 15th day of July. In the vear
of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hun
dred and Eight, and of the Independence
ef the United States the One Hundred
and Thirty-third, and of thla State the
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A JOINT RESOLUTION to amend Sec
tions two (2). four (4). five (5). six (t)
and thirteen (13) of Article six lt! of
the Constitution of the State or Ne
braska, relating to Judicial Powers.
Be It BeaolTed ay tka Kerlalataxe of tka
State of Bekraaka:
Section 1. AataadaMat proposed. That
Section two (2) of Article six (G) of thd
Constitution of the State of Nubrusk
be amended to read as follows:
Section 2. (Supreme court; Judges;
jurlsdlctloa.) The Supreme Court snail
consist of seven (7) judges; and a ma
jority of all elected and qualified Judges
tthall be necessary to constitute a
quorum or pronounce a decision. Tho
Supreme Court shall have jurisdiction la
all cases relating to the revenue, civil
cases in which the state is a party,
mandamus, quo warranto, habeas" corpus,
and such appellate Jurisdiction as may
bo provided by law.
Section 2. (AataadaMat proposed.) That
Section four (4) of Article six 't of llio
Constitution of the State of Nebraska be
amended to read as follows:
Section 4. (Sapresaa court, Jadgee,
alactioa, term, realdeaca.) The Judges of
the Supreme Court shall be elected by
the electors of the state at large; and
their terms of office, except as hereinafter
provided, shall be six years. And said
Supreme Court judges shall during their
term of office reside at the place where
tne court is noiden.
Section 3. (Aameaaaaeat propoaed.) That
Section five (5) of Article six (6) of the
Constitution of the State of Nebraska be
amended to read as follows:
Section 5. (Supreme coast. Judge,
alactioa, term; chief justice.) That at
the general election to be held In the
atate of Nebraska In the year 1909. a-,"
each six years thereafter, there shall bo
elected three (3) Judges of the Supreme
Court, who shall hold their office for the
period of six years; that at the general
election to he held In the state of Ne
braska In the year 1911.. and each six
years thereafter, there shall be elected
three (3) judges of the Supreme Court,
who shall hold their office for the period
of six years: and at the general election
to be held la the atate of Nebraska la
the year 1913. and each six years there
after, there shall be elected a Chief Jus
tice of the Supreme Court, who shall
hold his office for the period . of six
years. Provided that the member of tho
Supreme Court whose term of office ex
pires in January. 1914. shall be Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court during that
time until the expiration of his term of
office. And. provided further, that upon
the adoption of these amendment" hv '
electors of the State, the Governor ahall.
Immediately upon issuing his proclama
tion declaring said amendments adopted,
appoint four (4) judges of the Supreme
Court, two (2) of whom shall be ap
pointed to hold said office until their
successors shall be elected at the general
election In 1909. and have qualified; and
the other two (2) shall hold their office
until their successors shall be elected at
the general election held la 1911, and
Section 4. (Aamemdateat eiepsett.) That
Section six () of Article six fr.) of the
Constitutioa of th State of Nebraska, bo
amended to read an follows:
Section 6. (Cklef Justice.) The Chier
Justice ahall serve as such during all the
term for which he was elected. He shall
preside at all terms of the Supreme
Court, and In his absence the Judges
present shall select one of their number
to preside temporarily.
Sections, (aateadateat neyaaad.) That
Section thirteen (13) of Article six (S) of
ma constitution or iseDrasica, he amended
to read aa follows:
Section 13. (Jmdgea, aalarlea.) That
Judges of the Supreme Court ahall each
receive a salary of 34.500. and the Judges
of the District Court shall each receive
a salary of $3,000 per annum, payable
Approved April 8, 190T.
I. Geo. C. Junkin. Secretary of State,
ef the State of Nebraska, do hereby
certify that the foregoing proposed
amendment to the Constitution of the
State of Nebraska Is a true aad correct
copy of the original enrolled and en
grossed bill, as passed by the Thirtieth
session of the legislature of the State of
Nebraska, as appears from said original
bill on file In this office, and that said,
proposed amendment is submitted to the
qualified voters of the state of Nebraska,
for their adoption or refection at the
general election to be held on Tuesday,
the 3d day of November. A. D. 1908.
In testimony whereof. I have hereunto
aet my hand and affixed the Great Seal
ef the State of Nebraska. Done at Lin
coln, thla 15th dav ef Jury, ra the year
f our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred
and Eight, and of the Independence of
the United States the One Hundred and
Thtrty-taari. aad of thla State the Forty-.
second. GEO. C. JUNKIN.
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