Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, February 18, 1889, Page 5, Image 5

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A Gomrnorcln.1 Man Falls Into the
Error of Pootry.
One or the Knights Snys YOB Two
Little KsanyH Wlmt the
lloyfl Are In
Now-n-Dajr * .
, To-Morroxv Never Comes.
. Hu J. A' . C nni > toii.
"To-morrow I" cries the school boy , In lighthearted -
hearted glee ,
'Holiday will be my lot , und , from study
Bat and'ball shall bo my goal , pleasure all
my theme ,
And the day , for happiness , all too short will
seem. "
Little recked that childish heart'ero to-mor
row's sun ,
Life , with all its thousand Joys , would for It
bo done ;
Cold and stiff In death ho lay , silent , sight
less , dumb ,
And the adage once moro proved , Tomorrow
row did not conic.
"To-morrow 1" breathes the maiden , "will
my loving heart ,
With the husband of my choice , join , no moro
to part ;
AH of love's bright plannlngs , all of fancy's
schemes ,
Turned to ripe fruition , past my wildest
dreams. "
Ere the morrow's ' dawning all her hopes have
For her lover mangled lies , battered , bruised
and dead ;
"While the proverb homely through her senses
hums ,
Speaking to her tortured heart , "To-morrow
never comes. "
To-morrow ! " cries the soldier , "wo shall
meet the lee ,
And his blatant army in defeat bo low ;
Laurels then shall crown uiy brow , glory will
bo mine ,
For with deeds of valor bold then my name
will shine. "
"When the night descended on that mighty
host ,
Treachery had opened wide every guarding
post ,
And that warrior gory , deaf to call of drums. ,
Prorcd in ghastly eloquence , "To-morrow
never comes. "
"To-morrow ! " thinks the student , "to the
world I'll give
Secrets of my busy brain , nnd my name shall
Down the roll of ages , famed , revered and
known ,
Standing In Its glory , unsurpassed , alone. "
But the lonir , bravo struggle , and the awful
Snaps the o'er-wroupht intellect , wrecks that
teeming bruin ;
And of reason's plenty , not the smallest
Stay to brciilc the adage , "To-morrow never
conies. "
'To-morrow ' 1" ipioth the mnrchaiit , "all the
world Bhnll know.
How success has crowned my life , for my
wculth shall flow
Into channels well-prepared through these
many years ,
Long expected , gained at last , spite of many
fears. "
Ere iho next day's sun arose , all his wealth
had lied ,
And the broken heart was still , suicided ,
dead ,
While his abject ruin all eloquence benumbs ,
Writing thus indelibly , "To-morrow novcr
comes. "
"To-morrow i" shouts Iho sailor , "my wife
nnd homo so sweet ,
And my children Innocent , young nnd fair ,
I'll grootl
Ocean's storms no moro shall vex , winds
will vainly blow ,
foafo In i > ort I then shall be , earth's best Joys
to know. "
But the storm klnpr , in his strength , and his
mighty wrath ,
Sweeps that vessel , like a toy , from his ragIng -
Ing path ,
And in dark and desolate , wrecked und
ruined homos ,
Shrieks , with awful emphasis , "To-morrow
never comes. "
To-morrow 1 who can think of thee , in this
vale of tc rs ,
And tha heart strings not bo torn by con
flicting fears ?
All our brightest hopes and Joys round thy
pathway hed ,
By the cold , relentless hand , withered ,
blasted , dead.
Let man irmko the most of time , while 'tis
yet to-day ,
Learn the lessons scattered round him , on
Ins daily way ;
And , as through existence , he , In wcaitncss
roams ,
Learn , by sad experience , "To-morrow never
comes. "
The Commercial Traveler in making
its roundB came across a gentleman of
the road who had something to say of
interest not only to the traveling fra
ternity and their employers , but to the
citizens of Omaha generally. The car
rying out of. his suggestions can bo
aided by work begun at once and in
such manner as will appear to any ono
with a dcslro to forward the project.
The traveler listened to a history of the
petting up of the drummers' trade dis
play of last year's fair week and mar
veled much at the success achieved
through the efforts of the boys.
"Tho exposition of Omaha's jobbing
industries , ' ' said the knight of the grip ,
"was complete , and with tlio knowledge
I possessed ot the short period of pre
paration , I was agreeably surprised at
the pproad made by the boys. 1 have
been thinking on the subject of late ,
nnd have formulated in my own mind a
programme embracing for the lirst day
n barbecue at Ilimseom park , followed
in the evening by a ball and banquet
at the Exposition building , and for tlio
second day a meeting of the jobbers and
us many of their customers as can bo
gathered In with a grand illuminated
parade at night. By a little preliminary
work in the right direction at this time ,
wonderful things may be Voali/.od out of
this fall'u trade exposition , nnd I should
bo pleased to road the views of the boys
on the subject in MONDAY'S BKK. "
OMAHA , Neb. , Fob. M. Editor BKK :
Noticing your requestor / communica
tions from the public ) pasted on your
mail box at the Paxton the writer Is in
clined to give expression to his senti
ments on n certain nulmuice liable to be
encountered almost any day by these
who from choice or necessity have to
travel , viz : big-mouthed , louthor-
lunged traveling men.
Jt Is no doubt safe to say that n largo
majority of the commercial travelers are
gentlemen of refinement and , perhaps ,
ourldition , but there Is a class who are
n pestilential nuisance wherever they
po. Throe of this latter class took the
train at St. Joe , Mo. , and came through
to Omaha yesterday afternoon , disgust
ing other passengers and making them ,
oh I so tired , by the ceaseless clatter
ot their tongues accompanied by
coarse , bolstrous laughter at de
cayed jokes which the old chestnut ,
St , Theatre , hud interred long , long
ago. One of their brilllnntabortioiis of
wit was the interrogation submitted by
llrst ono and then another. ' 'Wolf ,
'Arry , mo 'aiidsomo blonde , 'avo yor
lirot yor luggage mo boy'r" And this
senseless twaddle was kept up for Ilvo
blessed hours.
In thinking the matter over in till its
disgusting details I can only say that
the fat man on Iho conversation of ft
dude and cl nil ess ( two fool1' ) in an east
ern train fully expressed the feelings of
your correspondent when he says : "Im
mortal gods , dwellers on high Olympus ,
was I over in my caUowest days guilty
of such colossal , maddening , damning ,
soul destroying imbecility. No , a thous-
ano times no , by all the voiceless gods
that guard the awful gates of clenml
silence. No. by thunder I never was. "
And , by the help of the Almighty , I
never will be. Yours Very Truly
_ A
MANHATTAN , Kan. , Fob. 'J. To the
Kditor of Tin : HUB : As you generally
give the traveling men space every
Monday morning to express themselves ,
I will try and give you a description of
trade in Kansas at present. I have
tnado this country for the last thirteen
years and I know something about it ,
nnd can say right here that I never , in
my whole career as a commercial tour
ist , saw or found trade as rocky aa it is
at present. The boys have been calling
on the merchants since January 1 , and
they are all pleased to see the boys , but
that is all , they all say the same tiling :
"We don't want any goods , as times are
too hard. " Tlio boys would fit around
the store and crack the latest joke , setup
up the cigars , and wait for the next
train. A few moments before train
time they bid good-byo to their custo
mer , saying they will be around In forty
or sixty days , and go on to the next
to\vn. They meet with the same re
ception , and soon from day to day.
Things could not tro on in that way very
long ( if they did "tho boys know they
could not last ) , so a secret meeting was
called , ami the following resolution
was passed :
Resolved , That any merchant who
does not buy goods from his regular
men , bo made to buy , and if they re
fuse , the boys will not be responsible
for their acts.
The bovs all started out , and the re
sult is that a great many of the mer
chants are only able to got around by
the assistance of crutches , while others
are carrying their arms in slings , and
some with their heads all knocked out
of time. They are all in a dilapidated
condition , physically spunking. I will
not say how many of the boys are in the
same boat , but some of them say that
they are thankful that they still livo.
Our houses in St. Joe wonder why wo
don't sell mote goods. Wo cannot ex
plain to them , but would ask thorn to
come out and hit the road for a day or
two , and they will come home perfectly
satisllcd , and write Charley that they
do not c.xnect much this spring. Of
course wo will not guaranty that they
will ever get back to St. Joe
alive ; they must take their own chances.
The only thing the boys can do to pass
away the time is to play "ra//.lc dazzle'1
( the'now game ) . It will take the mer
chants some time to got doctored up ,
and bv that time they may welcome us
back 'again. Oh ! the poor traveling
man , what trouble ho has ! If you were
only hero this evening to see one hun
dred line looking men ( they were line
looking before they wont on the road ) ,
some playing "raxzlo dazzle , " trying to
forget that business is dull , others smok
ing , and others writing to their wives ,
or best girls , who are hundreds of miles
away. Some arc very blue , and want to
go home , but we old men encourage our
younger brothers to stick to it , and
never give up. The people in the west
think a traveling man is a beast , but
you must know them toappreciato them.
If wo did not stick up for ourselves , we
would be wiped out of existence.
Hoping yon can find space for this in
your paper , I am yours respectfully ,
Dismayed the Drummer.
Exchange : A Boston cigar drummer ,
whoso residence is in Taunton. tells a
story on himself with great glee. He
was in Hartford , Conn. , one evening ,
and after lounging about the hotel in
disconsolate loneliness for an hour or
two ho asked the clerk if there was
anything going on in town. The clerk
suggested taking in a masquerade ball
that was in progress. The drummer
thought the idea a good one , but hadn't
any costume. The clerk suggested that
ho should borrow the colored porter's
overalls and jumper , black his face and
hands and go. Tlio suggestion was
promptly acted upon , and for an hour
the bogus colored man talked African
English and had a high old time among
tlio masked belles. I'Mnally the signal
to unmask was given , aud when the
masks came off a great wave of dark
ness swept over the hall. Every blessed
man , woman and child in. the house
was a full-blooded negro.
The drummer cast one panic-stricken
look at the crowd and then made for the
door. When ho reached the hotel ho
resumed his old-timo personality and
set up the wine.
In tlio Territories.
Exchange : A decision just rendered
by the supreme court of the United
States makes it plain that congressional
legislation will bo necessary to secure
to commercial travelers in the terri
tories the immunity from taxation
which they now enjoy in the states un
der the decisions of the supreme court.
A commercial traveler who was con
victed under a Montana statute for Belling -
ing goods without having secured a 11-
cense appealed to the supreme court ,
but that , tribunal dismissed his applica
tion for a writ of error. It declared
that it was unable to lind any statutory
authority granting it jurisdiction over
criminal cases arising in the territories ,
except where statutes or treaties of the
United States are brought into ques
tion. It would seem under this decision
that legislation by the territories im
posing taxes upon commercial travelers
cannot bo annulled by the courts. The
matter is- ono in which congress should
intervene. The law in relation to com
mercial travelers' taxes should bo uni
form. It will not do to have these taxes
enforced in the territories and not in
the states. Congress might sot tlio
wliolo matter at rest by passing a , com
prehensive act prohibiting the imposi
tion of such taxes anywhere.
Sample * .
E. B. Raynor spent Sunday in Broken
J. T. Andrus was In town Friday of
last week.
Harry Wallace registered at the Ar
cade hotel Saturday.
A. S. Cost is doing good business in
southwestern Iowa.
Julius Born has a string ou Chadron
and circles around it.
Jim Aikon drops liis grips regularly
in Franklin for Sunday.
M. E. Alexander , of Boston , is calling
on tlio dry goods trade.
John Guild , who sojourns in the Black
Hills , reports fair business.
George Burdutto smoked his "pipe of
peace'1 at home with his family on Sun
Frank Judson reports trade rather
quiet in Colorado , and Is on his way
I. Oherfclder & Co. , report Unit their
travelers are sending heavy spring or
J. R. Haisllp , selling the "High
Five" brand of cigars , spent Sunday at
John Flamming1 has moved his family
to Kearney , nnd makes that place head
M. P. Maurltus spent Sunday ns usual
atSulton. The boys say ho is forget
ting his French.
Henry Bohm is in the North Lonp
country and says traveling Is a "little
rocky' just now.
Nato Cornell "the cigar man , " spent
Sunday at York , on his way to the
"Broken Bow country. "
John Kerr spent Sunday on his ranch
near Waterloo , resting for n slcgo with
the trndo in the prohibition state.
M. L. Hurd and Clarence Price were
seen at Superior last week in the inter
est of their house.
The genial Ed Roe was getting some
"fat take ? , ' ' in the way of orders , in
Eastern Colorado , last week.
E. S. Cloyor , representing the Sho-
boygan. Wisconsin , Boot and Shoo com
pany , is in town visiting his trado.
Douglas Grady , "tho son of Erin , "
carries the keys to moro trade than anyone
ono in the South 1'latte country.
The change of time on the Cheyenne
branch Is hard on hotel men , ns the
bovs are compelled to sleep In depots.
W. IT. Tldball , Hargroavcs Bros. ' mid
get , will open the summer season at
Curtis witli his troupe of novelties.
Seals , Sl./if / ) .
L. M. Goodwin , the thoroughbred
Kentuckianwaslooklngafter the wants
of his many customers on the Cheyenne
branch last week.
HOSH W. Eastllck , with J. P. Smith &
Co. , Chicago , called on the grocery
trade of Omaha , last week , and lilled
his order book.
Andy Wcandor. formerly of Wcander
Bros. , of Ansclmo , has been spending a
fo\v days in the city with the boys , but
" did in. "
says "ho not come
T. L. Beardslcy. the popular repre
sentative of C. M. Henderson & Co. .
Chicago , will spend his vacation visit
ing friends in the eastern slates.
Jim Slnsher , A. C. Alexander and
Ed Ilannn , throe knights of the sugar
grip , spent Sunday in Atliinta. The
bovs report this a good Sunday point.
John Crosby , jr. , manager of the
Omaha olllco for the Georgo.B. Howell
Glove and Mitten company , of Johns
town , N. Y. , assisted by Mr. A..P. lut-
ton , are lilting up their olllce , corner
Tenth and Farnam.
Lucius Wells , of Deere , Wells & Co. .
Council Bluffs , says that spring orders
are about up to the average , but that
the demand for implements cannot hold
out long with the price of corn at points
within l.r > ( ) miles at 15 cents.
Mr. II. A. Kinney , superintendent ot
the Midland Electric company , started
for Chicago on'Saturday hi tlio interest
of his company , and to bo present at the
convention of the National Electric
Light association , which convenes on
the 10th inst.
Traveling men will bo talked to next
Sunday night by the Rev. W. J.
Ilarsha , at the First Presbyterian
church. The reverend gentleman will
preach a special sermon to commercial
travelers nnd all such remaining in the
city over Sunday night are cordially in
vited to hear the talk.
R. N. Harvey is traveling on Iho Elkhorn -
horn upper territory , in the place of the
late Mr. Liebcrman. Mr. Harvey .for
merly carried samples for R. L. Mc
Donald , of St. Joseph , and was a suc
cessful salesman , but n year ago ho
went into business for himself at Grant.
Ho couldn't forgot his old tricks , however -
over , as is evidenced by his present em
A serious misfortune has overtaken
Mr. E. Flint , one of the bright young
traveling men representing David
Bradley &Co. , agricultural implements.
Council Bluffs. Mr. Flint has con
ceived the hallucination that ho has
been poisoned by something ho 1ms par
taken , and upon his return from his last
trip became violent. Ho has been
placed in secure quarters and will betaken
taken care of by his family. Flint is a
popular jolly fellow when himself , and
it is to bo hoped that ho will soon again
bo compos mentis.
W. H. Ruyner has returned from a
two weeks' successful business trip on
the Chicago & Northwestern lines in
Northwestern Iowa. To a reporter ho
said. "I saw no traveling men from
Council Bluffs and none from Omaha
during my trip , and was surprised , for
wo have i' > otter rates to this territory
than has Chicago and I found no pre
judice existing in favor of Chicago and
against Omaha. This part of the coun
try is very accessible to Omaha jobbers ,
and I should think they ought to make
an effort to place their goods there. My
house has many customers in north
western Iowa. "
Jack Garratt travels for W. L. Par-
rotte & Co. on the Missouri Pacific and
Atchison & Northern in Nebraska , and
down in Kansas everybody knows the
genial Jack , who in some wav , unknown
to his house , lias formed n great attach
ment for Lincoln. But ho never lots
this fact interfere with his trado. Jack
says Lincoln is his best town and it is
guessed that ho is right , as ho has a big
trade with tlio Lincolnites. Jack prides
himself on selling the largest trade on
his territory , and boasts ho has never
lost a dollar for his firm.
Joe Hondeo is ono of the most level
headed men on the ronii , and enjoys a
big acquaintance and a very large trade.
The house is kicking on ono thinphow-
ovor. They thil'k Joe should hiron boy
to stand at'the door for the purpose of
giving information to the many inqui
ries concerning him. ' 'Is Mr. Hondeo
in ? " is a question asked lifty times a
day. Joe is a great favorite , and his
many customers and friends never fail
to give him a call when in town.
W. L. Parrotto & Co. sell "moro goods
over the territory ho travels than any
house in the trado. This is largely duo
to Joe's untiring olTorts in their behalf.
Frank Lewis lias made a successful
record for himself , and has surprised
his most sanguine friends. Frank has
only been on the road eighteen months ,
but.has already proven a very formid
able competitor to the men in his line.
Ono hat man said to the boys a fowdays
since : ' 'Toll mo how it is that man
Lewis is always the first man to catch
onto opening stores. I have traveled
in this territory nine years , and I'll bo
hanged if ho don't down us all. Lewis ,
who is very modest , says his firm , W.
L. Parrotto & Co. , enjoy such n good
reputation that he can't help but soil
goods for them.
Omnlin'fl Htm day Guests.
At the Paxtou : Joe Mooi'e , Now
York ; E. Boyd , New York ; Win. Mc
Laren , Milwaukee ; Jas. P. Ring , St.
Louis ; Frank L. Allen , Chicago ; Joint
A. Manson , Now York ; J. R. Manning ,
S. C. Mllroy , Now York , K. W. Judd ,
Boston ; A. Goodman , Now York.
At the Murray ; Louis Warmsor ,
Chicago ; II. McL. Harding , Now York ,
E. R. Burley , Chicago ; II. W. Robin
son , Chicago ; M. S. Larraboo , Chicago ;
E. T. Wills , Now York ; W. II. Hoff
man , Chicago ; II. Calisch , Now York ;
E. J. Davis , Now York ; S. A. Weston ,
Chicago ; L. II. Rothchild , Now York ;
J. E. Bomgardon , St. Louis ; J. B.
Magiuro , Chicago ; F. A. Baggs , Now
At the Mlllard : R. Bartlett , Now
York ; E. W. Hull , St. Joe ; R. M. Ax-
ford , Now York ; John Anisflold , Cleveland -
land , O. ; Goo. C. Goodcn , Now Haven ,
Conn. ; Olias A. Kolbts , Worcester ,
Mass. ; Goo. A. Olnoy , Now York ; E.
II. Mead , Detroit : W. II. Eddv , Chicago ;
A. P. Kmipi ) , Boston ; J. Ft Rotting ,
Boston ; W. a. Emory , Grand Rapids.
Tillers of the Soil In the Lower
" *
Uriel Ilcvclw of"Xlinlr Lives niul the
Kccords They llnve Made Tints
Far ns Successful
The Lobbyist's Knonilcs.
LIXCOI.V , Nob. , Feb. 17. rCorrcspondenco
of Tim UEB.I The farmers of Ncbrasknnro
well represented in the lower house of the
present legislature. Almost one-half of that
body till the soil for n living. As u rule they
make first clnss legislators nnd they have al
ready checkmated many schemes of the lobby
ana of Interested parties to raid the treas
Following Is a hrlof biographical sketch of
each farmer member of the house.
Franklin county is represented In the
lower house by Hon. O. O. Halley , who U
serving his second term. Mr. Bailey was
born at Fort Ann , Washington county , New
York , In 1810. In his youth and early man
hood ho followed the life of a boatman ,
"shipping before the mast" on Lake Champlain -
plain and adjacent waters , and Avas master
of a vessel for ton years. He served in the
One Hundred and Sixty-ilfth Now York In
fantry during the war , nnd took part In the
battles of Cold Harbor , 1'otersburg , siegoof
Charleston and Fort Sumtcr nnd Fort
Fisher. Ho was also present at the inlno
explosion at Petersburg. In the spring of
1577 he tonic up n homestead in Franklin
county , Nebraska. Ho now owns 210 acres
near Hloomlncton , and is in comfortable elr-
ciitiistiinccs Ihniiiclnlly. Mr. Hailey Is n leg-
islavor upon whom the "oil room ping" waste
their itillucnoo and the most seductive lobby
ist makes no Impression.
Hon. J. U. Unllard , of Fillmorc. was born
In Ilendrleks county. Indiana , In IStl , of
( Junker parentage. He attended Plainlleld
seminary in his imtivo county for several
terms. For ton years lie followed the mer
cantile business. In 1S71 ho came to Ne
braska and pre-empted tiX ) acres of land near
Fairmont. Shortly afterwards lie returned
to Indianapolis to educate his son in medi
cine , and for three years acted as traveling
salesman for a wholesale drug tirm. Coming
buck to his farm he set out a large orchard ,
nnd now resides on ono of the best cultivated
farms in Fillmore county. Two years ago
ho was a member of the lower house and
made nn excellent record. At the hist elec
tion ho led the entire republican ticket ,
beating Harrison by some thirty votes. Mr.
Ballurd is a model legislator. When neces
sary he can talk and can sa.v what ho moans.
Jobbery and combines to squander the pee
ple's hard carnetl money found in him a most
determined enemy.
Mr. Heckmnn , of SownrI , Is a substantial
German farmer of more tlian ordinary intel
ligence. When twenty-two years of nge no
came to this country from Germany and
stopped for a few months in Cleveland. He
then came to Iowa nnd took up his abode on
u farm in Clayton county. In 1S70 he located
on a largo farm near Gennantown , Seward
county , whore he still resides. No ono need
inquire how Mr , licckinnn votes. "Low
taxes" and "proper control of corporations , "
are the matters that ho always keeps in
Hon. E. M. Berry , of Pawnee , was born in
Knox county , Ohio , in 1S.V3. He attended iho
common school of Frcdoricktown. O. , and
for two yours was a student of WitteiiDcrs
college lit Springllcld. When eighteen years
of age ho went to Hess county and spent
some years on u farm. In 1877 ho came to
Nebraska and became a citizen of Pawnee
county. Ho still rdsldcs on the same farm
on which ho iirst Wealed. Mr. Berry acts
nnd votes with tlio great hod.v of farmers on
all measures affecting the public interests.
Hisbce , . of Holt , -Was born in Chemingo
county , New York , in 1845. When only six
years of ago his parents came west nn d lo
cated on a farm in .Tones county , Iowa ,
where ho spent his boyhood. In 1S05 lie re
moved to Johnson county , in tills state ,
where ho tool : n homestead and resided on
it until ISSi In Uiat year ho located in the
extreme southern part of Holt county on a
quarter section which ho pre-empted. He now
has about SOO acres well stocked and
improved. Mr. Hisbcc was a member of the
board of supervisors of Holt county when
elected to the legislature. His record so fur
has been in the interest of economy and good
Mr. Uorlis , of Clay , has an interesting and
remarkable history. Bora in the Canton of
Wiilols , in Switzerland , ho was selected
when only seventeen years of ago to bo a
member of the popo's body guard and lor
Ihreo years ho was ono of the 180 Swiss
soldiers who danced attendance to the
wishes of the head of the great Catholic
church. In 1S57 ho came to America and
settling in Chicago , began cutting marble.
Six months afterwards ho went to Grumly
county , Illinois , and for two.years worked by
tlio month on a farm. Hoenlisted in the Fourth
Illinois cavalry and joined the army ot tlio
Tennessee. Ho participated in the batllcs efFort
Fort Henry , Donelson , Shiloh and Violts-
burg , and for eighteen months ho was nt-
tachcd to the staff of General Grant. Ho
had three horses killed under him while In
the army , but escaped unharmed. Ho began
farming again in Marshall county , Illinois ,
In 18 ! 5 , and In 1873 ho removed to Clay
county , Nebraska , and took n homestead. Ho
now owns three-quarters of n section of land
winch is well Improved nnd stocked. Ho
has always taken an active part in politics
and belongs to the progressive element , of
the republican party.
Hon. II. G. HiMiiclit , of Colfax , was horn
in a log farm house in Mercer countyIllinois ,
about thirty gears ago. Ho attended the
common schools , also the Alcdo academy for
-oiio year. Ho came to Nebraska in 18 * ! and
Bottled on a farm near C/larkson. Turniug
his attention to stockho hasHurroundod him
self with choice herds of Poland China
swine , short horn cattle and due Norman
horses. Ho never held un olllco of any-de
scription until elected representative , Mr.
Urnucht is a farmer nnd nothing else , und
while desiring to bo just to all interests , the
tillers of the soil may always count on his
vote for such legislation as may be necessary
to protect them from every spwios of Impo
Mr. Cameron , of Washington , was born In
Brockvlllo , Canada , of Scotch parentage In
1815. When about fifteen , ho removed with
his parents of Henry county , Illinois. The
next year ho enlisted in the Fourth Illinois
cavalry aim went through the war with'Shor-
man's command down the Mississippi. Ho
took part in the battles of Fort Henry , Don-
olson and Shiloh. In 18G7 > ho emigrated to
Washington county , , Nebraska , and broke
prairie , acting part' , of the time us deputy
Hhcrilt. In 1871 ho went to Chicago , where
lie spent three years In n book store. Ho
emigrated to Texas in 1873 and bpcnt two
years in breaking ji'rairioand in showing
lands to speculators dud prospective settlors.
Ho returned to Washington county , No-
braskaln 1870 , and lo'catcd on a 400 acre stock
farm near Vacoma , where he still resides.
Mr. Cameron is a farmer and Is fully Monti-
lied in every sense with the producing
classes , 1
Hon. Hal Chrlsty.'Of Dodcro , was born In
Farmlugton , 111. , ln'1848 ' , but removed to
Virginia , Cass county , in the- same state ,
when nuito young. IHero lie followed the
occupation of a prlntcr'and fnrmor. In ISuVi
ho located on a farunia Mills county , Iowa.
Four years later hoiJook up a homestead
near Scrlbnor , on which ho has resided over
since. Mr. Cnristy ii-i-egardod as ono of the
fairest and most conscientious of the demo
cratic members. > His votes may bo found
recorded in favor of cutting down expenses
to the minimum In every department of the
Hon. William Collins , representative from
Cuuiing county , llrst saw the light on a
I'lckaway county , Ohio , farm. When qulto
young his parents removed to Knoxville , 111 , ,
whore ho attended common school und for a
few months a commercial school at Aurora.
He spent his time in fanning and teaching
until 1873 , when ho removed to Fall-Hold , la. ,
and engaged In shipping grain and stock , In
18SI1 ho located on a farm near Bancroft ,
Ginning county , and has bcoii engaged in
tilling the soil near that point over since.
Last year ho was ejected county surveyor ,
wnlch olllco ho hold for ouo year , resigning
before taking his seat , in the legislature. Mr.
Collins , although a democrat , improsBos ono
as a legislator In whoso hands the intercuts
of the people will bo sufo.
Hon. O , A. Corbin , who represents the llout
district composed of Johasou aud Nciuaha
counties , first saw the light of day nbout
fifty-two year * ape In Bradford county ,
Pennsylvania. Ho attended common schools
nnd when twenty-ono years of no removed
to Ogle county , Illinois , where ho farmed In
summer nnd taught school In winter. In 1S ( > 3
he enlisted in the Forty-sixth Illinois Infan
try , nnd Joined the nrmy In the west At
the close of the war ho engaged in cotton
planting nnd merchandising In Mississippi
for thrco years , serving as a member of the
1 board of Ynzoo county under the reconstruc
tion act of congress during that time. In ISOi
ho returned to Ogle county , nnd In 1SW ( ho
came to Nebraska and located on a homestead
In Johnson county , tea miles southwest of
Tccumsob. Mr. Corbin Is not only a success
ful farmer , but ho is also a model legislator.
Sonic of the mo t Important measures before
the lower house were introduced by him. and
Ills voice Is always raised against reckless
and extravagant hills , mid in favor of any
measure calculated to advance the best In
terests of the wliolo people
Hon. M. C. Delaney , of Butter , was bora
In Washington county , Xcw York , nnd when
quite young removed to Wnukoaha , Wls. ,
where ho lived until lie win twenty-three
years of age , Ho removed to Jasper county ,
lowa , In 1S7D and taught school and farmed.
In 1S74 ho taught the parochial school in Pos
Monies , and farmed near that city for live
years. In 1S70 ho removed to Hntler county.
Nebraska , and settled on a farm. He net oil
ns county superintendent of schools in that
county for four years. In politics ho Is an
anti-monopolist democrat of the "strl'-tkest
Beet , " and tiilkosntid votes In the house from
that standpoint.
Hor. H. C. Dcnman , of Hull , was born In
Licking county , Ohio , In 1HH. When six
years of-nire his parents removed to McLoan
county , Illinois , whcro they lived for seven
years. In 1S5(1 they located In the Ulg Bctul
In the Missouri , ten miles below Nebraska
City. Mr. Dcnman wont to Hall county in
IS70 and took up a homestead on the Platte
bottoms and now owns about live hundred
acres of land. In the legislature he isclnsfied
among the silent momhors , but lu thinks to
u purpose and votes for the best liitorcsts of
his constituents. A
Mr. Dickinson , of Lancaster , was born In
Grant , county , Wisconsin , in l-ftO , nnd re
sided there until about eighteen yo.irs of ago.
Ho joined the Forty-third Wisconsin Infantry
and served ono year In the army under Col-
onoi Amasa Cobh , now Judge of the supreme
court. Ho attended the Plattovillo , Wls. ,
academy for two terms. He came to Ne
braska in IS07 and worked for the Union I'a-
cillc railway for iiwhtlu and then wont back
to Wisconsin. In 1SI13 hS ( returned to this
state und took a Homestead near Waverly ,
where ho has slneo lived. In the legislature
he is a farmer and stands by the interests of
the class to which lie belongs.
Hon. W. ,1. Dunn , of Saline , was born in
Detroit , Mich. , in 1S : > 5. His wonts re
moved to Dubuiiuo In 18JI7 , wliero Mr. Dunn
spent his boyhood. In 185:1 : ho wont to .loues
county , Iowa , nnd farmed for several years.
He emigrated to Gage county , Nebraska , in
ISS'J , and located at , Fllley , twelve mUos east
of Hcatrioe. In IS-lil ho joined the First No-
braslta militia and spent the winter hunting
Indians. In 1S07 he clumped his residence to
Saline countv. nnd located nt Dowitt , whcro
ho held the ofUco of postmaster from 1878 to
1S < 0. Mr. Dunn is a farmer nnd votes and
acts'with the great body of farmers in the
legislature. Hxtravaijaiico and reckless ex
penditure of public money finds no sympathy
with Mr. Dunn.
Hon. Allen Klliott , of Harlan , was horn In
the north of Ireland in 1817. When six years
of ago his parents crossed the ocean and took
m > their residence in Jefferson county , New
York. There young Klliott worked on a
farm until 1S7H , when ho removed to Harlan
county and took tip the llrst homestead in
what is now Antelope precinct. Ho lias re
sided on the same farm ever since , ana now
has it well improved and slocked with nigh
grade cattio. Mr. Elliott is n representative
farmer and as a legislator has shown himself
In full sympathy with the producing inter
ests , and u determined foe of reckless aud
extravagant legislation.
William Fenton , of Hichardson , was born
in County Limerick , Ireland , In 1840. At the
ago of eight years ho emigrated with his par
ents to free America and settled in Norwich ,
Conn. At twenty-one ho moved to Nebraska
nnd took a homestead in Richardson county ,
but being destitute of any means to nnprovo
or work the same ho went to Omaha nnd
found worlt in the government corral , where
ho remained two years , iu the meantime send
ing his earnings Homo to improve the land.
For . .eight years ho was employed in the
Omaha gas works , during which time ho was
married to Misi Mary Kearney , of Omaha.
In 1S78 , wit hhis young family , ho concluded to
move to his country home near Dawson ,
which nt present consists of " 30 aores of the
choicest laud in that fertile county. Ho 1ms
been honored by his neighbors continually
since his settlement among them , having
served them In ox'ory local position. In 1SSO ,
notwithstanding his county went democratic
on the state ticket , he was returned to the
legislature as a republican. In the campaign
last fall the democratic leaders , thinking to
check the stampede of the Irish American
voters from Cleveland and free trade , nom
inated his brother against him , but the sub
ject of this sketch distauctid his democratic
competitor by 200 votes. His only ambition
is to honestly and faithfully represent his
constituents and carry out their wishes.
Hon. Henry Fioldgrovo , of Buffalo , when
twenty-three years of ago emigrated to
America from Hanover. Germany. Landing
at Now York ho proceeded to Clarion county ,
Pennsylvania , where ho engaged in burning
mineral as a laborer and later as contractor.
About eighteen years ago ho located on his
present farm near Shelton. Ho now owns
two sections of land well stocked with high
grade cattle. Ho enlisted in the OnoIIundreth
Pennsylvania infantry and took part in the
siege of Port , Hoyal and and in otnor engage
ments. Mr. Fiolilgrovp is the wit of the
houso. When ho rises ho has something to
say , and fortunate , indeed , is the member
that can successfully withstand Ills assaults.
He says ho has como down hero to see where
the ' 'money goes , " and ho is acting out his
part to perfection.
Hon. F. \ \ . Fuller , of Sherman , was born
In Wabash county , Illinois , in ISKJ , nnd
lived there and in ( Jrayvillo and Newton ,
in adjoining counties , until fourteen years of
ago. Then ho went east und attended the
Montpelier high school nnd Willlston acad
emy , in Vermont , for several years. In 1803
ho returned to Galoiburg. 111. , and for many
years ho was engaged in the dry goods and
stationery trade. Owing to poor health ho
came west in 18St nnd located on his present
farm near Paris. Ho owns 1.12J acres of
land on which uro now grazing ubaut ono
hundred liuail of short-horn cattle. This is
the lirst ofllco Mr. Fuller has over had. lie
Is ono of the quietconservative members and
may bo depended on to stand by the rights
of the people mid the interests of the tax pay-
era.Mr. . Gates , of Sarpy , Is no stranger to legIslative -
Islativo halls. Ho enjoys the distinction
of having boon seven times a motnbcr of the
legislature of Nebraska , the first time la
1S57-8 , when it was yet n territory. Ho was
born on a farm In Madison county , Ohio , in
lyM , and when twenty-two years of ago re
moved to Muscatino , la. , and commenced his
career as a tiller of the soil. In 18ii.r ho emi
grated to Sarpy county and pro-omptod a
quarter section of land. Ho now owns about
ono thousand acres near Gilmore , which ho
keeps well stocked and In a liign state of
cultivation. Mr. Gates is a democrat , but
his Interest in the great producing classes
dominates and governs his actions us u leg
Hon. L. W. Gllchrlst , who represents the
four iinrthwestani counties , has u most
eventful history. Ho was born In Now
Hampshire in 18. ) ' . ' . Lured by the lust for
gold , ho loft his parental homo at the early
ao of sixteen for the far away Eldorado.
But fortune was Hooting and refused to smile
upon his efforts. After striving In vain for
the precious metal , ho bo an iho dinicultund
laborious work of building flumes tor the
moro successful miners , ana managed to lay
up something for a "rainy day. " The year
:8 ( found him at Nebraska City , and in
18U3 ho took a homestead in Saunders county
and commcncod to turn over the virgin Hoil.
In 1SSO ho turned his stops westward and
finally located on a ranch near the south line
of 13ox liuttu county , whore ha Is Interested
in a largo herd of cattlo. Mr. GilchrUt Is u
rustler In politics and a flno type of the
Yankee "out west. "
Hon. I. H. Hampton , of Webster county
was born In Livingston county , Now York ,
in 1812. His parents shortly afterwards fol
lowed the "star of empire , " nnd stopped In
Kalamazoo , Mich. , wliero Mr. Hampton at
tended district school and learned the trade
of a carrlngemukcr. In 1S01 ho Joined the
First Michigan cavalry nnd served under
Sheridan , partlclpatlnir In the battle of South
Mountain , the second Hull Hun , and about
thirty ether engagements. Ho was twlco
wounded and still carries rcbol load In his
body , llcturnlng from the war , ho located
In Vicksbury. Mich , , and followed his old
trade until 1370 , when the fertile Holds of
Nebraska attracted his attention. Locating
on a homestead half way between Guido
Rock nnd Hod Cloud , ho wont to farming
nnd has been successful in aa cmh > cnt de
gree. In Mr. Hampton the farmers of the
state have a representative In the lower
house who guards their Intere.ns with n jcil-
ous eye and opposes every effort of the Job
ber nnd uoodlor to organize a raid on the
state treasury.
Hon. James Hanthorn , of Ntickolls county ,
was born in Franklin county , Puiitisylvanui ,
In the year l i ) . When twelve yeara old his
parents removed to Knox county , Illinois ,
where the subject of this sketch was lit tea
to some extent for the duties of life. When
the civil war broke out he enlisted Hi the
Fifty-fifth regiment Illinois Infantry. Ho
waa severely wounded at the battle of Shi
loh , which severed hU connection with the
army , after which ho engaged in farming
nnd school teaching. Ho came to Nebraska
In ISTli , nnd settled in Nuckolls countywhere
he still resides , He came of hardy Scotch-
Irish parentage , and in his legislature career
exhibits the same rugged honesty and ster
ling integrity that lias over chnractcrlzod
the Inhabitants of North Ireland , Hoodlcra
and tricksters have no use fbr men Hue Mr.
Hanthorn In the halls of legislation.
Hon. C. W. Hays , of York , was horn In
the great Quaker settlement of Hiirncsvlllo ,
Hclmont county , Ohio , in 1MI , and resided
there until ISItt. In ISO I ho enlisted in the
First Ohio cavalry and went through some
of the toughest battles of the war. He was
was very near the lamented General Me-
PhorAon when ho wiu killed In front of At
lanta In July ISJl. When ho was mustered
out of the service ho returned to Haraosvlllo
nnd went to farming. In 1SOS ho came west
and stepped for three years in McLean
county , Illinois , whcro ho rented land. In
1S71 ho took n homestead near what Is now
MoCool Junction , In Yorlc county , and still
lives on the same farm. Mr. Huvs , 111 n leg
islator , Is closely IdcnUllcd with that/clement
Of the republican p.xrty that is striving to
restrain the pernicious influence of the lobby
and oil room gang In the politics of the state
and to enact such laws ns the pcoplo demand.
Hon. .1. S. Hill , of Hutler , was born
In Athens county , Ohio , in 1845 ,
Early in 1SOI ho enlisted in the Eigh
teenth Ohio infantry , and Joining
the army of the Tennessee , ho took part in
the engagements at Stonorlvcr.Chicknmauga
nnd several others. In ISt'KJ ho located In
Hickory county. Missouri , on a farm. Ho
changed his resldonuo to Hutler county , Ne
braska , in ISSIt , and located on n quarter sec
tion of land ncarElwood , Mr. Hill is an anti-
monopolist of the ino'&t pronounced stripe ,
nnd casts his vote in favor of rigid economy
in every department of state government.
Hon. W. C. Hill of Gage , was born In Ml-
nml county , Ohio , in ISl'J , and liveit on the
same farm until twenty-four years of age.
His education was obtained in the common
schools. In 1873 ho removed to a farm of U'iO
acres adjoining the town of Hluo Springs ,
whore ho has since made his home. Mr. Hill
Is not only a progressive farmer , but a pro
gressive legislator , nnd while ho Is not often
on the Moor , ho voices the sentiments of the
farmers and taxpayers of his county by his
votes ,
Hon. J. M. Hunter , of Holt , was born in
Union county , Pennsylvania , in 1S3S. In 1871
he cuma to Cedar county , Iowa , and worked
on n farm , an 18 : i ho took a homestead In
Holt county , Nebraska , wlmro ho has since
resided. He is not ono of the talkers , but
favors wise ana economic measures to ad
vance und protect the best interests of all ,
nnd for such restrictive legislation as maybe
bo necessary to restrain the rapacity of rail
roads nnd other corporations.
Hon. Emor Lash , of Nemaha , first opened
his eyes to the light in Westmoreland county ,
Pennsylvania. When still a youth his par
ents removed to the wilds of Hancock
county , Ohio , where Mr. Lash spent his boy
hood on a farm , living the uneventful life of
a country youth. In winter ho attended dis
trict school and that Is all the education ho
received. He emigrated to this state in 1837 ,
settling on a farm near Peru. A few years
later ho went to the Pacific coast nnd spent
some time in the mines , but success did not
crown his efforts. The yellow metal eluded
his grasp. Finally ho returned to the old
farm and lias resided there over since. In
politics Mr. Lash Is a prohibition-democrat ,
and was the only member of that party who
voted for submission. He is ono of the mem
bers that may be depended , on to keep a
strong hold on the purse strings of the state
and check any tendency toward reckless and
uncalled-for expenditure of. the public funds.
Hon. Thomas Majors , of Ncmaha , was born
and brought , up at Libcrtyvillo , Jefferson
county , Iowa. When eighteen years of ago
ho came to Ncmnhu county with a stock of
goods and located at Peru. Early in 1801 ho
Joined General ( now Governor ) Thayor's
regiment , the First Nebraska , and partici
pated in the battles of Fort Donelson nnd
Shiloh. Ho served ilvo yours and fifteen
days in the army , and wiion mustered out ,
returned to Nemaha county nnd took up his
residence on n farm. Ho now lives on a half
section of land which is well stocked with
the finest strains of thoroughbred horses
and cattlo. In this legislature Mr. Majors
has signalized himself by taking an activa
stand m favor of u usury law and against
every species of reckless extravagance.
Mr. Potter , of Buffalo , was born in Lu-
zerno county , Pennsylvania , wliero for
twenty-live years ho resided on a farm. In
1877 ho came to Buffalo county and settled
at Elm Creole on a homestead. Ho now owns
over a section of land , ships stock and Is en
gaged in several other kinds of business.
Mr. Potter voios with the farmers on ques
tions affecting their interests , and , like his
colleague , Mr. Fioldgrove , wants to know
what becomes of the taxes that are paid by
the people.
Mr. Rhodes , of P.iwnee , was born In
Toulon , Stark county , Illinois , where for
twenty years ho worked on a farm or sold
dry goods. In 1870 lie came to Pawnee City ,
where ho sold dry goods mid farmed by
turns. Ho is not a politician , nnd never hold
an ofllco until elected representative. . So far
ho has shown u disposition to faithfully rep
resent his constituents , and to vote with the
great body of the farmers in favor of meas
ures designed to bcnollt tlio wliolo people ,
and against every form of pernicious legisla
Hon. Washington Hobb. of Johnson , was
born in Warren county , Indiana , in 1S37.
When thrco years old his parents took up
their residence in Da Kalb county , Illinois ,
wliero Mr. Kobb lived until ho was twenty-
one. From 135S to ISOliu was mining in the
Koclty mountains , traveling nnd teaching
school in various states and territories. En
listing in the Ninoty-flfth Illinois infantry
ho served for nearly four years , and after
taking part in several historic engagement'
closed his term in the service by partici
pating in the llnal assaults on the defenses
to Mobile harbor late In the spring of 18fir ,
The same year Mr. Hobb located in Johnson
county , wliero ho still resides on a well cul
tivated farm. As a legislator Mr. Kobb is
without "fear and without reproach , " Tlu
Interests not only of the farmers but of
every taxpayer are perfectly safe in his
hands , and to boodlora within or without the
legislative lmlb ho is a bitter and relentless
Mr. Sargoant , of Custer , was born on a
farm In Moigs county , Ohio , in 1319. When
only four years of ago his parents took up
their residence near Groelcy , Delaware
county , Iowa , whore Mr. Sargeant spent his
boyhood. Hu attended collage for about two
years at Hopklnton , In the name county.
Ho finally purchased a farm near Maynard ,
Fayotw county , whcro ho resided suvoral
years. In ISS'i ho located on a homestead in
the eastern part of Custercounty , Nebraska ,
whcro ho now o'wnsIU acres of choice land ,
well stocked with thoroughbred and high
grade cattle ami Poland China sv/Ina. Mr.
Sargeant in what may bo termed n model
legislator. Ho seldom talks , but when ho
does he says something. His voice and veto
will always bo given to advance the best
Interests of the stuto und to check the
growing power of corporations.
The representative from Cuss county , Hon.
N. M. Satchel ! , was oorn In the year 1812 In
Clinton county , Illinois. The next year his
parents romovou to Iowa andaotllcdln Powu-
sliiek county , where his early 11 fo was spent.
In 1801 , when the battle drum boaf'to arms , "
ho enrolled himself us a member of the Tenth
Iowa infantry , and went with Logan's
corps through the oiigUKOrnonts at Vicka-
burg , Champion Hill and other
buttles In the west. After the
fall of Atlanta ho took up hU line of inarch
with "Sherman to the sou , " and closed his
career In the "service" by participating In
the grand raviow ut Washington , Ho at
tended college for two years ut Oskaloosa.
In 1873 ho came to Cuss county and began
working on u farm by the month , Mr , Batch-
oil faithfully roprcsontod his county in the
last legislature und stood loyal to the best In
terests of the state. His record In the pres
ent house so far Is without u stain ,
Mr. Scovlllo , of Hamilton , was born In
Z'Yccnort , ill. , in ISl'J. Hu spent his early
youth farming ami attending the common
school. Obeying the cull of "to nrmi , " ho
enlisted in the Forty-sixth Illinois Infantry
and was present at the battles of Fort Donol-
ROII , Bhlloh and Viukaburg , Champ.lon Hill
und in the taking of Spanish Fort am ) Mo-
bllo , the last real cngugoinenfof tlio war , Iu
1S71 ho cnino to Hamilton county and was the
first white man to locate In what Is now Sco
vlllo precinct. Ho was sheriff of Hamilton
county for four years und ropre.sonteil that
district in the state sonnto In the FiftoiMitlt
general assembly. While not living on tha
inrm now , his Interests are closely Idontlllod *
with that of the honest tellers and his record
so far has been on the line of economy and.1
honest government.
Mr. Seed , ot Seward , was born In tha
northern part of Ireland in 1KR HU p.i
routs soon afterwards emigrated to this coun
try und finally located In Lawrence county ,
Illinois. In 1S47 they removed to Poorla ,
wliero Mr. Seed lived moro than thirty years ,
following the occupation of n miller and en
gineer. He became u citizen of Nebraska In
1 7'J and took up hU residence on u half sec
tion farm near Heaver Crossing , on which ho
still lives. As a legislator Mr. Seed Is male-
Ing an excellent record , und Is regarded as
ono of the strongest nntl-monopollsts on the
lloor. Ho seldom speaks , but when ho does
he sn.v.s something to the point. Corporation
cappers have no use for members like Mr.
Hon. C. F. Scvcrln , representative from
Lancaster , was born in Germany In ISIS.
When eight years of ago his parents emi
grated tq America nnd located on a farm
near tlullonbiirg , Clayton county , Iowa ,
Hero Mr. Soverni spent his boyhood. In
1SV ( ho removed to the southern part of Lniir
caster county on n homestead , on which Iu
still lives. Mr. Severin Is nn anti-monopo
list of the most positive hind. He was the
author of the rcAtilullun to exclude lobbyists
from the door of the house , and is absolutely
beyond the control of bodalcr.s und Jobbers
of every description.
Hon. G , W. Shophard , of SnmiJers , was
born in 181" ) on a farm near "Old Salem , "
Meuard county , Illinois , About this Unto
Abraham Lincoln was a clerk in the principal
store in "Old SnliMii , " though Mr. Sheplmnl
has no personal roinotnbranco of the fact ,
Mr. Shpphard atteiuled the common schools
of Petersburg and took up the occupation of
u farmer , which ho lias followed all his lifo.
Ho came to this state in 18SO and purchased u
farm near Mead , on which ho still lives. Mr.
Shephard Is another silent man , nut Ills votes
have been on the side of honesty mid good
"Hooslcrdom" has the credit of being the
birthplace of Hon. J. W. Stirk , of Madison.
When nbout eight years of ago ho removed
with His parents from Wabash county , Indi
ana , to Yorkshire , England , and romuino.l
live years. Then returned to West Union ,
Fuyctto county , Iowa , where ho spent hi *
youth in tlio common schools and ou the
farm. Joining un lowaroglmoiithu marched
south to the sccno of conllict In 1M53 , anil
fought with Grant at Vicksburc , participat
ing also in many other engagements. Ho
had the honor of hearing the booming of
cannon at the capture of Spanish Fort In
Mobile bay , the closing battlu of the rebel
lion. In 1SW ho took u homestead near Hut-
tie Creek , Neb. , and has lived over since In
the sumo vicinity. Ho held several impor
tant local offices before being olccted to the
legislature. Mr. Stirk is a farmer and is not
ashamed of the fact , not any more than he
need bo ol tlm record ho Is making in favor
of measures Unit uro designed to benefit the
whqlo people , nnd against Jobbery mid extravagance -
travaganco of every description.
Virginia , the ' 'mother of presidents , "
claims the birthplace of Hon. J. C. SwurU-
loy , of Platto. He was born in the far-famed
Shcnandouh valley In 1330 , and when nineteen -
teen years of nge removed to Woodford
county , Illinois. Ho attended college one
year at Mctamorn , 111. In 1803 ho removed
to McLean county and farmed and taught
school. Ho came to Nebraska In
ISS'J , nnd toolc up his resi
dence on a farm near Columbus.
Ho has always taken an active part in town
ship und county alTairs , of which ho is thor
oughly conversant , nnd bus hold nearly every
local olllce. Mr. Swurtsloy Is an anti-mo
nopolist of the "strictest fleet. " Ho enjoys
the distinction of being ono of the very few
members who "paid their faro" from their
homes to the Capital city when nbout to begin -
gin their legislative duties. As u member of
the house , Mr. Swartsley is lighting the battle
tlo on this line a 'id will render u good account
to his constituents.
Hon. H. D. Wellor , of Hichardson , claims
Westmoreland county. Pennsylvania as the
place of lus nativity , lie followed the occu
pation of a fanner in his native county until
1803 , when ho came to Nebraska nnd located
on u 240 aero farm near Stella. Iu 1801 ho
enlisted in the Eleventh Pennsylvania infan
try und served until the close of the "war , en
tering ns a private and being promoted to
lieutenant. Ho was badly wounded nt Antio-
tam but recovered and again returned to the
front and among others took part in the Hat-
tlo of the Wilderness. Mr. Wellerls not an
orator but ho thinks clearly and concisely and
votes in the interest of honest government.
Mr. Wells , of Dawson , was born in Wood
ruff county , Illinois , about thirty-two years
ago and resided on a farm continuously until
ho was twenty-seven. In 1SS3 he cuuiu west
with flno stock and located on a half section
of school land near Plum Crook. Mr. Wells
is a farmer and is not ashamed oHus calling.
As a legislator he takes his stand with the
anti-monopolists in opposition to every job
and combine to raid the treasury.
The "Hudgor1" .stu'.o may justlv claim the
birthplace of Him. James Wliitoliaad , of
Custer. Horn in Kacine county , in that state ,
iu 1840 , ho soon afterwards removed to Marquette -
quetto county , wnoro ho took up the occupa
tion of u farmer. Enlisting at the early ago
of fifteen in the Nineteenth Wisconsin , lie
braved the perils and dangers of u soldier's
lifo , and marching with his victorious regi
ment , was the llrst to plant the national
colors on the city hall of Uiclimond. In 1881
the fertile fields of Nebraska attracted his
attention , and the sumo year he settled on a
homestead near Ucdfcrn , in Custer county.
Mr. Whitehead is a natural orator , very few
in the house commanding greater attention
on the floor. When lie rises to speak it is
because ho has something to say in favor of
measures calculated to proinoto good govern
ment or in opposition to the schemes of the
Tlio representative from DIxon county ,
Mr. A. D. Whitford , is a nutivo of Warren
county , Pennsylvania , but very early in lifo
moved to Chautauquu county , Now York.
Ho subsequently moved to Van Huron county ,
Michigan , where ho engaged in the rugged
pastime of farming among the pine stumps ,
Enlisting ut Iho beginning of the war in the
Thirteenth Michigan infantry , ho flhoul-Jorad
his musket and inarched southward , Joining
the army under General Sherman , In 1871
ho took a homvfltoad near Kpringback , Dixon
county , which ho still owns. Mr. Whitford
Is another quiet member , but his vote- may
always ba rolled on by the friends of wisu
und economical legislation.
Mr. J. W. Williams , who represents Gage
coutiiy in part , is n "rloosler , " having been
born in Wuyno county , Indiana , in 1811)
Shortly afterwards ho removed to Marshall
county , in the warno state , und onga o.l in
farming. When the war broUo out lie
obeyed the call of his country , and joining
tlio Twcntyth Indiana regiment lie took part
in some of thu most xuvoru battles of the
war , Including that of Chunccllorsvillo ,
Fredericksburg , the Wilderness und Gettys
burg. In 187U lie loouteil near Filloy , Iu
Gugo county , and resides still on the Hamn
farm. Mr. Williams does not indulge la
much useless talk , but his vote may bo de
pended on to advance the Interests of good
Hon. Tliaddous Winter , ol Id-own , was
born in Geneva , N. Y. , and moved with his
parents to Waukushu , Wia , , ut an early iigu.
In 1853 the "California fovor" seized him , and
ho luniou his stops woatward in HOJIVII of
gold. Success did not crown hl efforts , nnJ
not finding the yellow motul In paying quan
tity , ho built flumes and did any work that
came in Ills way. Ho lived in Wutikogaii ,
11 ! , , for some time , und unpaged In the wholesale -
sale lumber trade In Chicago for Ilvo years.
In IBS'J ho gave up the lumber bushiest nnd
purchased i ; < )0i ) ) acres near Long Pinuund en
gaged in the stock buaim-B * . Mr. Winter , in
his legislative career .so Jar , has made an on.
viable record , and Is ono or tint clam that
the "Jobbers" and "bond lorn" rerognlM ns
beyond their power und "Influence , " und lut
severely alone.
If In your travels you oliould run
across a hard-workhif ; , painstaking
traveling man ono who always has a.
good word for everybody and whom
everybody has a good word for you will
know it is Hilly Hryant. Although a
.vouiif ; man , only twonty-Hcvoii yours
old , you will ho surnrlBod when you hear
him talk. You would linuglfio you wore
talking to an old man of lifty or pixty
yeard. Billy always has a roat uoiil of
wholesome advice to give to the boyn , aa
well M to the trade. Hilly 1 au'MiiK-
llHluniui , and talks In thin filehlon : "Da
you 'andlo the Gate City 'at ? It Is the
host 'nt mado. " Hilly and his " 'uta"
are the wonder of the Klkhorn valley ,
and his work is moro than Riitisfuclory
to W. L. I'arrotto & Co. , witli whom lit *
hus.boon connected a loatr time ,