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GENERAL SICKLES' INSULTING
"DEFENSE" OF PENSIONERS.
Mr. Evans , the commissioner of pen
sions , hns done his difficult official duty
well ; and General Sickles has been the
means of making his excellent service
widely known. For General Sickles
lias had a public controversy with Mr.
Evans , and has written to the president
and to the newspapers to show why the
commissioner should be removed from
office. He has said , in effect , that the
civil war veterans are vindictive mendi
cants , and that they will punish the po
litical party that keeps a man in office
who inquires rigidly into the deserts of
new claimants for pensions.
This is the same tiresome and costly
parade of our worst public scandal , that
lias been made at intervals for twenty
years , the same insult to honorable pen
sioners , the same rallying cry to the
mendicant ones who have brought the
Grand Army into disrepute.
The civil war was ended thirty-six
years ago. From the beginning to the
end of it there were not more than
2,000,000 different men in the military
and naval service. Yet the number of
pensioners has been more than 1,500,000.
There are about 1,000,000 of them now
long after most of the men who
served in the war are dead ; and the
pension roll last year cost $189,000,000.
The frauds that have been perpetrated
by claim agents are beyond reckoning ;
and the most pitiful display of the
weakest side of human nature is that
which has been made for years by the
continued additions to the pension roll.
It is a thing that men who have faith in
the honesty of the masses would be
glad to forget. Pitiful , too , is General
Sickles' echo of the old threat that the
mendicants will exert a controlling in
fluence in politics. This likewise is
something that one wishes to forget.
BEPOBT OF THE CONDITION OF THE
Nebraska City National Bank ,
NEBBASKA CITY , NEB. ,
at the close of business , July 15,1001.
Loans and discounts . 820,970.10
U. S. Bonds . 103,000.00
Other securities . 2o,847.88
Bank and otliur real estate . 12,770.82
Cash , and duo from banks and Treas. ,
U. S . 185,098.81
Total . 598,105,20
Capital . 100,000.00
Surplus and prollt . 11,815.09
Circulation . 100,000,00
Deposits . ; . 881,289.21
Total . 503,105.20
W. L. WILSON , Prest , B. LOKTON , Vice-Prest.
. H , D. WILSON , Cashier.
BOUT. PAYNE. , A. P. STAFFORD ,
STRENGTH OF AN OYSTER.
The oyster is one of the strongest
creatures on earth. The force required
to open an oyster is said to bo more than
15500 time its weight. What a contrast
to recent nominees the oyster would bo
as a candidate for the presidency.
Finest trout fishing in all the world
in Yellowstone Park. A dozen streams
and lakes , in any of which you can drop
Be , sure , then , to take your rod and
reel with you when you leave Omaha ,
Tuesday , Aug. 20 , with the Burlington's
personally conducted excursion to the
Park. Only nine days for the trip there
and back. The cost is less than $100.
That includes every expense.
Booklet giving full information mailed ,
J. FRANCIS ,
General Passenger Agent ,
Omaha , Neb.
is Our School Room
Anywhere you cnn get a technical edu
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( for physicians and nurses only ) . Om students
succeed because tbcy use I. C. S. tc.xtbooks.
Schools arc open all summer. .Statu subject In
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Box 1296 , Scranton , Pa.
are likely to bo used for glazing
cofTeo ? If you know , you would bo
sure to demand
which is never contaminated with
aiiy ftlazhiffof any sort , either eggs
or glue just pure , fresh , strong ,
The scaled packnuo Insures uni
form quality and Ireahueas.
INDIANA , ILLINOIS AND IOWA
THE CONNECTING TRUNK LINE ,
EXTKNJ > S FROM ST. .TOSKPH , MICH.
TO PUL.TON , ILL. , THKOUGH SOUTH
BEND , IND. , KANKAKEE , ILL. ,
STBEATOK , ILL.
CONNECTIONS AND JUNCTION POINTS ,
Direct Connections. Junction Point ?
A. T. & . 8.F By . Streator , 111.
B. & O. R. R . WalkortDn , Ind.
B.C. R.&N. Ry . Clinton , la.
Chicago & Alton By . Stroator , 111.
Chicago & Alton By . Dwight , 111.
( Streator , 111.
Zcnring , 111.
Chic. Burl. * Quincy B. B. f
Wnlnut , 111.
( .Denrock , 111.
Olev. Cin. Chic. & St. L. By. .Kaukakee , 111.
Chicago & East. 111. B. B. . . . Momence , 111.
Chicago & East. 111. B. B . Wheatflold , Ind.
Chicago , lid. & Louisville J Shelbv , Ind.
By. Co. ( Monon ) . j San Pierre , Ind.
Chicago & Erie B. B . North Judson , Ind
( Fulton , 111.
C. M. & St. P. By . I East Clinton , 111
( Clinton , la.
? Fulton , 111.
Chicago & Northwest. . ' <
By. ] chu'rchiu ! Ilf.IU
I Clinton , la.
Chicago & So. Bend By . South Bend , Ind
C.B.I. &P.By . DoPue , Ind.
Chic. & Wabash. Val. B. B. . .Korsey , Ind.
Davenp. B. I. & N. W. By. . . .Clinton , la.
Grand Trunk By. System. . .South Bend.Ind.
Illinois Central B. B . S Kankake6. Hi ,
j Lo = * < mt , 111.
Indiana Northern By . South Bend , Ind.
Lake Shore & Mich. So. By. j lu'gbVffn'd. ' Ind <
Lake Erie & Western B. B. . .Walker ton , Ind.
Michigan Central B. B . |
N. Y. C. & St. L. B. B . Knox , Ind.
Pere Marquette By . St. Joseph , Mich.
Lake Mich. Boat Lines . St. Joseph , Mich.
P. C. C. & St. L . North Judson.Ind
P.F. W. & C. By . Hamlot.Ind.
Vandalia Line . South Bend , Ind.
B. B . I No. Liberty , Ind.
j Beddick , III.
Operating Fast Freight Service between the
East and West , North and South , in connection
with all the principal railroad systems and
fast freight lines , thus avoiding the delays to
which traffic passing through Chicago is sub
General Ofllces ,
565 TIio Rookery , Chicago , 111.
T. P. SHONTS , GEO. H. ROSS ,
Pres. & Gen. Mgr. Traffic Mgr
HARDING & HOCHSTETLER ,
REAL ESTATE LOANS
AND INSURANCE . , ,
SSi "l 2 < NEBRASKA CITY NEB.
Will some one who can spare them ,
please send copies of the following
back numbers of THE CONSERVATIVE to
the publishers :
Vol. II , No. 2.
Vol. II-No. 10.
Vol. II , No. 28.
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