Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 25, 1892, Part Two, Page 12, Image 12

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Sketches of the Men Wlio Will Oomposo the
Noltmska House ,
Many * with Wnr llpoonl *
Arc AinniiR Tlirm A I'rciloiiilnnnco
of the Mrn Wlino llmlm-sii l
TlllhiB th Soil.
One wce-k from Tuesday the Nebraska leg
islature will bo called to order. Tun Br.p. has
already presented to its readers pen pictures
of the men who will compose tlio stale sen-
Ale , and In order Unit everybody may know
the members of Uio lower house ns well wo
give bclaw sketches of the even hundred
Tcprcscnln lives ,
.Suci-rmful llmlut-KS Man.
George W , Ames , Jr. . Is ono of tlio best
known e'itlzcns of Omaha. His nomination
by the Douglas county democratic conven
tion as a candidate for the state legislature
came to him unsought nnd unexpcclcd. Mr.
Ames hns never sought political honors. Ho
comes from the Puritan stock of the old Bay
state , anil possesses all the pluck and capa
bilities characteristic of liis illustrious an
cestors. At present ho Is engaged in the
real cstalo business with his father. Ho is
0110 of the originators and president of the
Omaha Athletic club , which instllutlon has a
membership of 800 of the young men , of
Omaha ,
Him it AVitr Iti-rorel ,
Mr. Patrick II. Barry was bom in Ireland.
August 25 , 1W4 , and emigrated with his
parents to the city of Boston , March , 18U ) ,
receiving his education In the public schools
of that citv. IIo enlisted In the union army
in 18111 , in company 13 , Third regiment , of
Thomas Traver's Mcagher Irish brigade ,
serving throughout the Peninsular campaign
under Mr. Tcllens in tlio battles of Hull
Run , SeUth Mountain ami Antlctam. He
was wounded in the right leg at the battle
of Antielam and disabled from service. IIo
was discharged February , 18ft ! , re-enlisted
July , 1803 , in the Twelfth Massachusetts in
fantry , and served under Grant through the
Wilderness campaign in numerous battles ,
losing liis right arm at the battle of Plank
Road , July 7 , 1SG-1 , in front of Fort Hell ,
Petersburg , Va. He emigrated to Nebraska.
March , 1880 , and homestcaded In Gnrlleld
county , moving to Grecly county , June , 1881.
Mr. Barry was defeated for the slate senate
on the democratic ticket iu 1H88 ; has never
hold any public ollle-o in this state or at any
time. Ho will introduce a bill in the legis-
laluro equalizing luxation , whereby all
classes will bo taxed according to the
amount of property they own anil not on
what they owe. Mr. Barry has been an in
dependent for about thrco years , is a farmer
of good standing in this community and was
elected by a largo majority.
AVitH a Si-ltnnl Teacher.
C. W. Heal was born in Audrain , Mo. ,
thirty-two .YCUS : ago , and was brought up on
a farm in Missouri. Has been a resident of
Custer county , Nebraska , six years last
! < \pril. Taught school four years , thrco of
which were in Custer eounty , Nebraska.
Has been president of the Custer county
alliance four years and was a member of the
state executive commltteoi ouoyear. Was
educated in the common schools. IIo will
advocate n reduction in railroad freight
rates and a simplification of the Australian
ballot as adopted by the last legislature.
Ho is nt present editor of the Custer county
Hcrvi-el ITiuli.Griirrala Thomas anil Croolt.
John M. Brockman was born in Morgan
county , Illinois , August 20,18-11. Ho was
loft an orphan at an early age anil had tc
work for liis board and clothes while attend
ing school. Ho soon had sufficient education
to teach a country school and taught in Cass
county , Illinois. Ho came to Brownville ,
Nebraska Territory , in the spring of 1801
and enlisted in First regiment , Nebraskr
cavalry , and afterward merged into Fiftl
Jowu cavalry. " Ho was in tlio battle o :
Shiloh and seven oilier engagements , als <
served over n year as scout for General !
George II. Thomas and George Crook. Af lei
Iho close of the war ho was married am
came to Porter township , Riclmrdsoi
county , and has spent most of the time since
in farming. IIo has held the ofllco of countj
commissioner for three years and served the
peoplowcll. Ho has also been president o
the Old Settlers association for tlio las
seven years. lias been u republican since
old enough to rote. Was elected reprcsen
t'ativo on republican ticket November 8 b'
J10 majority.
( 'Iniinplnii of the I.abeii-liiKint-ii.
Joseph Burns , ono of Lancaster's new reii
rcsentiitivcs , is an able champion of th
_ rjaboriiigmcn without going outside the re
publican ranks. Ho was born in Irelani
forty-eight years ago and came to Amcriei
at the ago of 8. IIo spent his -youth am
early manhood in Connecticut , was a citizei
ofMontiecllo anil Fort Madison , la. , fror
18)0 ( to 1S7I1 , when ho cnmo to Lincoln , whcr
he has since resided. His life has been spen
In the well business , with an occasional sid
venture into politics as city councilman. H
invented the well augur , an instrument thn
has been credited with hastening Iho settle
incut of Nebraska ten years. Mr. Burn
does not often appear in evening dress , bt
lie is a vigorous campaigner , a rough an
ready speaker of great force.
MC'H liooit Tln-rti llt-fore.
D. J. Brown , representative of thoTwcnt ;
ninth , was born in Rotino county , Tcnnossoi
March 20 , 18-i I , where ho resided until afti
the rebellion broke out , Being a strong unloi
ist he was obliged to leave that state or I
conscrlplcd into the confederate army , coi
sequcntly on the night of March i0 ! , 1802 , h
in company with others , started for the fci
oral lines , which they entered near Some
sot , Ky , , after considerable trouble , travi
ing entirely tit night. Mr. Brown went i
Danville , Ind , , where ho enlisted in the Hu
drodund Thirty-second Indiana Volunteer i
After the close of the war ho settled :
Louisa county , Iowa , hut soon returned
Tennessee , where ho remained until 187
when ho returned to Louisa county , Iowa , r
nialning there until 1878. In 1878 ho came
Seward county , Nob. , where ho lias since r
sided , engaging in the stock business m
funning , in which lie has succeeded.
Mr. Brown was elected a member of tl
house from Seward county In 1882 , and toe
an active part In the work of tlio scsslo
Mr. Brown has always been a loyal and a
grcsslvo republican.
In u Bm-rvbKful N'ltrni'rviimii.
Gideon .ludd Carpenter , rcprcscntntU
elect from Jefferson county , was bom
Delaware county , Now York , in 1H53. Un
! JO years of ago ho resided in Pcnnsylvnii
and attended the Kingston academy ,
which the Into Hon. A. .1. Weaver of Fa
* City. Nob. , was at that tlmo principal ,
187 ! ) ho removed to Iowa and was for u til
employed tit the state ) capitol at Dos Moini
und In 1870 was connected with the lei
horticultural exhibit at the PhUadolphlu i
The next year ho removed to Nobrnsl
where he engaged In the nursery bu
ness nt Falrbury , ns senior partner
the firm of Carpenter & Gage , later e
gaulzlng the G , J. Carpenter purse
company , which is now the largest nurse
company In the United States , having ext <
eivo branch nurseries In Idaho , Colorado u
nt Edely , N , M. Mr , Carpenter has scrv
two terms us tlrst vice president of t
American Nurserymen's iiFsoclalion and t
miuio time us sec-rotary ef tlio Nehnis
State Horticultural society anil is presidt
of ttie Fairbury Savings l nk. Ho Is
ardent republican in politics , and as he
largely Interested in agricultural puisuits v
bo found in favor of any legislative moasui
for relief of farmers ,
Foamier of u
George Cross , representative-elect fr
the lloat district of Jefferson nnd Tlia ;
counties , was bora in Kcnosha county , \ \
cousin , in 1811 , In 1801 ho entered the Fi
Wisconsin heavy artillery and served ui
the close of the war , after which ho re-
torcd the stnto university , from which
graduated in 1807. Ho taught school in V
cousin until 1870. when ha removed to F :
bury. Nob. , and hi September of that yt
founded the Fnirbury Gazette , of which
hat } since been editor , and is at this tl
solo proprietor. Ho has lately erected u t'
btory brick bulUiing for his newspaper of
and is also largely interested in farml
owning an improved farm of 800 acres 11
Fnirbury. Major Cross has wet yet lost
Interest hi military mutters , undlias er
r. mnjor of the Second wptmonl , NobrnMcn
National Guards. In polities ho t * n repub
lican. Ho lina no special measures to advo
cate ' ( efeire the next legislature. Mi" Cross
was married shortly before- locating In Ne
braska to MlM Clnni Tulll * of Wisconsin.
In n Nntlto of X mTrir.v .
Hon. Charles D. Casper , one of Duller
county's new representatives , It * n native of
New Jersey. 'He saw considerable service
In the war , anel shortly after moved to Iowa ,
whcro ho worked on n farm. He cnmo to
Nebraska about 1S70 , located at David City
nnd soon thereafter Ixiught the Press , of
which ho has been the publisher over sUlcc.
Ho Is hot new to legislative work , having
been a member of the house In IS35 und in
K87 , and made n good record , Ho is n demo
A Itaillriit llpptilillran ,
Hon. A. .T , Cornish , a republican of radical
tendencies , hns been roturncel to the house
from Lancaster. A young man of 'It , he was
Ixmi in Iowa and educated at Cornell uni
versity , Now York. loiter ho graduated
from the law school in Iowa City , taking the
degrco of L. L. H. In 1880 ho took a post
graduate course in Harvard university , anel
in the following year came to Lincoln tind In
mrtnership with A. S. Tlbbetts opened a
law olllci ! . Ik- has been actlvo in county nnd
statp politics since coming to Nebraska , anil
was sent"to the legislature two years ago.
In ii Iliiulcrr.
George H. Coltou , representative-elect
from Butler county , was bom In Galesburg.
111. , In ISO : ) . He was educated tit Knox col
lege and graduated from Ann Arbor , Mich.
After leaving college ho spent several years
In New Mexico , and settled in David City In
18X7 and shortly afterwards assisted in the
organization of the Central Nebraska Na
tional bank , and has been a mcnibcror the
board of directors since Its organization and
at present cashier , Ho hns no special metis-
uro to ndvucato before the legislature , but
would favor a change in the state' banking
law as to the unfoii.-uhicitt of the present
from a Coexl state.
Thomas D. Crane was born upon th 3 his
toric soil of Now Bedford , Mass. . January ( J ,
185) ) . Ho adopted the profession of law and
In June , 18vr , located in Omaha. This is Mr.
Cramps first venture as a candidate for office ,
hut ho has always been prominently Identi
fied with local republicanism and is known
as n hanl worker.
Cast Ills rirsl Votu fur ( Iriint.
A. S. Cooley , ono of the representatives of
Cass county , 40 years of age. was born In
Johnstown. Ohio. Has never held olui-e. of
any kind. His llrst vote was cast for
General Grant in 1808 , and ho has always
voted the ticket straight , although his
father was a hidebound democrat. Hit oc
cupation is farming and his postoillce ad
dress is Eagle , Neb.
Clot In nun Split ,
John D. Cain was elected as the republican
representative from Hamilton county , al
though Jiis running mate , , T. A. Whitmorc
was defeated. Mr. Cain is very popular , as
his election would indidutc. IIo is a lawyer
and resides at Aurora , the county scat.
Sprvpil tin UoniitjC'lcrk. .
Jacobs. Dow , representative-elect from
Johnson county , was born in Mason county ,
Illinois , in 18-11. Ho remained on his father's
farm until the outbreak of the rebellion ,
when ho enlisted in the Eighty-fifth Illinois
Infantry , commanded by Colonel Dilworth.
In 18(10 ( ho came to Johnson county and took
a homestead adjoining the city of Tecumseh
In 18711 ho was elected county clerk and was
re-elected in 1875. From 1877 to 1SH ! > ho was
engaged in the hardware and furniture ) busi
ness. In 1880 ho was elected representative
from Johnson county , and in 1MK ) Ho made ti
race for state senator. He carried his own
county by a good majority , but Nemaha suc
ceeded in defeating him. Ho was this yeai
elected to the legislature on the republican
ticket and carried the county by 418 , the
largest majority given any candidate in tlio
Is u Silver ToiiRiipiI Orator.
John A. Davies , ago ,11 , ono of Cass conn
ty's representatives , was born at Glenwood
Iowa. Has never helel any ofllco. IIo re
ccived a college education and graduated at
tlio law school tit Iowa City with liifil
honors. Is n silver tougued orator and wil
be heard from in the next legislature. Has
no particular measure to advocate and no
preference yet for United States senator
but will probably favor Paddock.
A Uluo Grass Intlcpe-mlriit.
Hon. Albert Dickcrson , of Litchlleld , wh
will represent Sherman county In the house
for the second time , was Uirn on a farm ii
Kentucky in ISM. In 1847 ho removed will
bis widowed mother to Illinois , where h
lived on a farm until 1850 , when ho came t
Nebraska anel located near Falls City. Ii
1884 ho removed to his present farm in Sliei
man county. Formerly a democrat ho wa
elected to the legislature by the indepei
Ho'a n Native of Honnlo .Sceitlnnil.
Hon. Richard Dobson , Fillmore's iudc
pendent representative , is a native of Bennie
nio Scotland , but he 1msJived in Nobruski
for nearly a quarter of a century. Ho helene
no important oilico till elected to the house
two years ago. IIo proved ono of the allies
orators in the Independent party and was ;
clean legislator. Ho lives at Dobson.
Favors mi liielnpe-iult-ut Solution
James M. Dimmick , representative froii
Franklin county , lives at Bloomington and i
50 years of age. Ho was born at
View , Schuyler county , 111 , , and follows thi
business of farming. Ho will udvocnto tin
reduction of freight rates and will supper
un independent for United States senator.
Itcgan I.lfi > us it I.nliore-r.
Arnold Eickhoff , roprcscntntlvo-elcct fo
the Nineteenth district , was horn in Wcsl
phalia , Germany , in 18U. ! ! He came t
America In 1850 , served as a common da
laborer until ho came to Nebraska , where h
purchased a farm in Cedar county twenty
live years ago. Ho has helel but ono publl
office , that of county * commissioner of th !
county , for two terms. Ho is an uucompre
mising democrat and ho is in favor of
democrat for United States senator. IIo i
in favor of alllliating with tlie independent
in choosing a senator.
.Mailo a 1'lcturi-Hijuo Sorakrr.
Hon. S. M. Klilcr , who made a pleturcsqu
if not a brilliant speaker in the last
bus been returned I by Cluy county. Hewn
born in Crittendcn county , Kentucky , Jai
nary 11 , 1847. His parents removed to III
nols when ho was 4 years old. Ho came 1
Nebraska in 1871 , loealed in Clay count ;
making the llrst entry on land in what
now I./MIO Tree precinct and built the fin
house between Sntton and Spring Rune !
the distance between them being Ihirty-li )
miles. Mr. KUlor yet owns the land lie fir :
entered , it being now a highly cultivate
farm , and lived upon it till 1887 , when 1
D- removed to Cluy Center. He was formerly
Din republican and was elected coroner twice (
11 that ticket , but two years ago ho went to U
laf legislature as tin Independent.
f Still lllIK II .loll.
In Kuos 10. Ellis , roprosentatlvo from Dixi
ie countv , was Iwrn in Jeffoison counly , low
ieu on July US , 1851 , of Quaker parentage. 1
, -u lived In Jefferson county until liu was
ux years of age , when his father sold his far
xa and moved to Mahaska county , Iowa , nc ,
a , "Oskuloosa , where they resided five yetii
In the fall of 18M Iho subject of tli
hi sketch located In Dlxon county , where I
ir- has resided ever since. He is a farmer ai
irry stock raiser by profession and hns serve
two terms us Justice of the peace , and w
school director for ton or twelve years. II
idMl potttofllco address is Allen.
Ml IlulU from till ) ' 'ant.
lie Hon. George K. Felton of Angus Is u i
live of Iho east and about -40 years old , I
. , < has been a resident of Nebraska about foi
„ , teen years , Ho nud been n republican , h
js 2 yeais ago was elected to the house fit
ill Nuckolls us an independent ,
cs Olitiof tht' -ICIprpil | ,
Samuel Fulton , representative from t
Thirtieth district , was born April 18,1848 ,
nil Fayetto county , Pennsylvania , moved wl
cr his parents to Defiance , O , , where ho w
is- living in 1801 , and where ho enlisted in tOne
Hundred and reglmei
i-st Ono Ninety-seventh
til Ohio volunteer Infantry ; was honorably d
jn- charged Augusts , Ib05aftirserviiig throu
jnhe the war , Ho engaged in manufacturing I
Is- several years after his discharge from t
, lr- service , but in 1874 returned to his farm
iir , Do" Kulb county , Indiana , where ho llv
ho until 1888 , when ho cumo to Hurlan couu
ino and has lnco resided hero on his farm ,
vo was a republican in politics until 188S , wh
ice ho joined the union labor party. Ho v
elected to the legislature in IS'JO by the In
pendents and ru-elected this fall ,
Ills Klrclu < l KIx Tlmrn .luelce ,
cd lion. Jumc * B. Furusworth , member-el
to the ? legislature from tlio Flfly-smmd Nebraska -
braska dUlrlct , Is n man 07 years of ngo ,
quite gray , but an straight ns an arrow nnd
well pre.iprved Mr Fimisworth was born
In Norrldgwock , Me , receiving H common
school anel aendomlt'education ; enlisted as a
private In the Fourth Wisconsin cavalry.
serving llvo years , coming home n major of
volunteers. Ho has served -sis consecutive
years as probate Jtidgo of Keya Palm county
nd two years us county attorney i was
'o'rmerly a republican , but now an hide-
teudcnt. Mr , Fnrnsworth's postofllce ad-
tress is Sprlnyviow.
A Siilxlnnlliil I'lirnipr.
John Fairoll , ono of tlio democratic1 repre-
entalives of Dodge county , Ii n resident of
North Dctul , Ho is n substantial fanner.
t'reini the. I'ronllcr.
Philo Ford will represent the two counties
of Frontier and Oospc-r , which comprise tlio
Sixty-sixth district. Mr , Ford , lives on a
farm in Oosper county , near the Phelps
otinty line , and gets his mall at Bertraud.
le was formerly a republican.
Wits it UniteHiililhr. .
Hon. William M. Oifford. one of Pawnee's
wo republican representatives In tlio last
eglslature , and again In the coming session ,
vas born in Pnrko county , Indiana , In 18-15 ,
of parents who had conic from North Caro-
ina. lie cnllsteel in ISfl-J In the Eighty-
liiitli Indiana , made n brave soldier , was
captured and exchanged , was wounded
, wlco. and , by successive promotions , won n
leuttmant's commission. From 1M' 5 to 1871
10 rcsldid in Iowa. In the hitter year ho re-
noved to Harlah county , this state , and in
SiO ho located on his present farm , near
.ewlsloii. which was raw prairie then , but
ins been made a productive nnd valuable
n-opcrty. Mr. Glflord hns alwajs been a
Itit Itnllroilel Ili'feirmtii1.
Henry Gordes was "born in Illinois.
Ills parents are German. HU father repre
sented this. Hicharelson county lutholesls.
lature fifteen years ago. Mr. denies was a
nembor of the1 last legislature , elected by the
lemocrats. Tills year ho owes his
majority of eight votes to the elemo-populo-
I'uso-tluKot. Ho will advocate a max
imum freight bill also better roud laws a
change in the Australian ballot system. Ho
is JI7 years old and a democrat
pure and simple. Ills postofllce address Is
A ( looel .Mini ,
T. S. fos ! > s , representative for Wayne nnd
Stanton. is a farmer and lives near Wuyne.
He is in prosperous clrcunislnnces and is
also said to be a good business man. He is a
A SiU'rp.SHfill ( Jci-MillM.
Dennett Goldsmith , elected member of the
legislature : for the Fifteenth district' ( Cuni-
ing county ) , was born in ICemper , Grand
Duchess , Posun , Germany , in 1814. Emi
grated to this country in i > ( JO and settled in
Benuford , S. C. He afterwards lived in New
York City nnd subsequently removed to
Fremont , Neb. , where ho resided live.1 years.
In 1875 he located in West Point , \yhero ho
operated a general store and in which busi
ness he is still engaged. Mr. Goldsmith is
a stalwart republican , is married and has a
family. IIo has been eminently successful
in business and is a man of commanding
presence and broad views.
Se-rvc'il on llnrrlqon'i Stiifl' .
Peter Griflith. the newly elected represen
tative of Adams county , was Ixtrn in Wyo
ming county , Now York , on September 15 ,
ISrtii. Mr. Griflith engaged in farming in his
native tate until he reached the ago of 1U
years , when ho removed to Mercer county ,
Ills. There ho lived until 1874 , teaching
scliool and farming. At the latter date ho
sottleel in Adams county , taking up eighty
acres of land , which ho lias now increased to
1(50. ( His home is now near Uoscland. Mr.
Griffith has always been a republican. In
ISO-i , Mr. Grimth enlisted in the One Hun
dred and Second Illinois , acting on General
Harrison's staff as a clerk a good part of tlio
A Siiprossfiil l''arincr.
Hon. James N. Gaflin of Colon , representa
tive-elect from the Twenty-seventh represen
tative district , was born in Pecatonica , in
Winnebago county , 111. . May 'IT , 1855 , and is
consequently U7 years old. Mr. Gaflin grad
uated at the High school of his native city
at the ago of " 1. He then came to Douglas
county , Neb. , where he went into farming
and stock raising on an extensive scale ,
After six years ho removed to his present
homo in Sauudcr county , where lie has been
for ten years , and during that limu has been
a successful fanner nnd stoe'k raiser. Mr.
Gallln was several times elected justice ol
the peace , both in this anel in Douglas
county , and was n member of the last legis
lature from this district. He belongs to tin
people's ! ndcpendent party , and'sinco its or
ganization ; formerly ho was a republican
He has a special interest in the trausporta
tion question and will support measure !
ooking to a reduction of freight rates.
He says : * ! shall favor the election of ai
ndcpendent to the United States senate
irst , and in case it should develop that we
cannot elect an independent it will dcpciit
in who the men arc whether I support :
republican or a democrat. "
KohC freini tin * Itunks.
Charles A. Goss was born in Edinburg
Portage county. O. , December 10 , 1801 ! , am
ifter passing through the public schools en
tcred Mount Union college at Alliance , O.
where ho was graduated in the class of ' 8.1
IIo found it necessary to teach school ii
order to secure money with which to dcfra ;
the expenses of his collegiate course , am
after his graduation came to Omaha , whcr
ho again entered the scliool room , takini
charge of the West Omaha schools in 18S (
at which time Walnut Hill was included i :
that district. He taught here a year , durin ;
which time ho kept up the lawstudies bogu :
in Ohio two years before , and on his ' 'It
birthday , December 10. 1887. was admitte
to the Douglas county bar. Ho at once ei
tercel upon the practice of his profession an
two years ago formed a co-partnership wit
Joseph II. Blair , and the linn of Blair & Cos
is still in existence.
Klfc-ti-tl l > y Iiulrpentlt'iiU.
Hon. Charles Grainmor. representative
olee't for the Forty-eighth elistrict , is
farmer , and was elected by tlio indepcndei
or people's party. Mr. Grammer was bor
in Adams county , Illinois , and is 4 ; < ycai
old. IIo moved to Adams county , Iowa , an
in 188' ! came to Howard county , where ti
has since resided. Ho homestcaded 11
acres anel has since bought eighty acre
more. Ho was a candidate on the repubi
can ticket fe > r sheriff in 188' ) , but was d- -
feated. This had changed his politics ail
he has ever since been connected with tl
people's party. He has never held oJlieo I
this county.
Always n Stulivarl ItnpuliUonii ,
W. D. Haller , representative from tl
Eleventh district , consisting of Wnslilngtc
county , was born in Walworth county , Wl
consin , April i7,18-10 ! Ho was raised on
farm and remained there until ho was :
years old , when ho entered a drug ste > ro i
clerk and learned the business of druggist
Burlington , Wis. His father ami mother ai
natives of Canton Argu-n , Switzerland. Tht
emigrated to the United States in 18IB. ]
18li8 they moved to tlio then territory i
Wisconsin. There they buffered all the pi
vations Incident to a sparsely settled counti
anil remote markets. They raised a faini
of ten children , of which the subject of th
sketch was the ilfth. Ho wan bent to tl
district school , later to the village hH
school , after which ho attended fora whi
Dcrcn college , Ohio.
In iwlltlcs lie is and always has been
stalwart republican. Ho is and lias been
resident of Washington county , Nebrusk
since 1871. His residence Is in the city
Blair , where he is actively engaged in tl
ale drug business. Ho was elected councllim
ler of tlio city of Dlalr four terms and may
rLit three terms. Ho is president of the Hall
Lit Proprietary company , of which ho was t !
111 originator , which is doing a largo businc
In the manufacture of patent meellclnes , I
is ono of the examiners to the Nebras !
State Hoard of Pharmacy. Ho was elect
1O his receiving the largi
in to present position ,
thus aggregate vote of any candidate on t
ticket in Washington county. Ho lias
us special preference for United States senate
It 10 hut only a straight , clean republican will i
, ceivo his support ,
Is'h rnve r ftitllremil lle'Ceii-m.
or W. P. Hlggins was bom in Harris
lie county , Missouri , Hu is U8 years of age a
In served out two terms us member of t
Dd Board of Supervisors ! of Custer county. I
.braskn , and part of one term to which
was appointed to Jill a vacancy. Has
en sided In Custer county , Nebraska , since It
as having located here with his father t
le- years before the county was organized ,
is a farmer , having always been engaged
that business , Ho will advocate the red
nt : tlou of Jrt'iglit rates , It being the a :
lettlilallonTlio hns hi vlow. Itli nd
dress l.i Weseott , . ,
I ton George HorsVbf Valley precinct. Polk
county , nnd rcpreiWitatlvd from the Thirty-
ninth district , Is ii 'litllvo of Brown county ,
Wisconsin , nml WAV-bom May in , | S5) ) . IIo
comes from n good.Ulfl German family , who
emigrated from ( "VMnany and settled In Wis
consin In the earlfffo's The whole- family
( a large one ) mom ) ' from Wisconsin In 1971 ,
homesteadlng aiiiv 'pre-empting land In the
Platlo valley , whi'H ' ? they have lived over
since , George living1 with his parents. Ho
attended the coirim6n school In district No.
f > , worked on tinfrtVh / , nnd has ttiught school
In the same district uuist of the time since
ho has been old Miqligh lo teach , He went
to Oregon in the splingof 1880 nnd taught
school for two years , then came back te > Ne
braska , being satisfied that this country U
the best place this side of heaven. Ho
has n little piece of Nebraska soli of his own
consisting of eighty acres , lie Is an anti-
monopolist from away hack , and was one of
the few who steioel by Senator Van "A'yek
"llrst. lust and all the lime" In Iho legisla
ture of 1S87. He has always had something
to dn with politics : has been tisacssor of his
precinct slnco the time -'when the mind of
man runneth not to the contrary. " His
name was on the ticket for assessor as well
as representative this year and ho was
elected to both ofllees , receiving 101 out of
the lai votes cast in his own precinct , ami
1.1(11 ( out of tbo UUfi cast In the county. Ills
address is Osceola.
Twice KlcrteMl Supervisor.
lion. II. It. Henry of Mitineola , representa
tive from the Fiftieth district , was born lu
Ohio In 181 ! ) ami received a common scliool
education. With his parents ho removed to
Clinton county , Iowa , in 1855. Mr. Henry
sitie-o attaining manhood has been a farmer ,
In 18t ho came to Nebraska , locating on u
homestead fifteen miles northeast of O'Neill.
For nineteen years Mr. Henry voted the re
publican ticket. Mr. Henry was twlco elec
ted supervisor of Holt county nnd for ono
year was chairman of the board. The inde
pendents of Holt countv sent him to the
house twe ) years ago and have returned him
for n second term.
An Kttrly Settlor. ' .
Frank A. Harmon of Pauline , Adams
county , is the newly chosen lloat representa
tive for the Forty-sixth district , Adams and
Webster counties. He is ! ! 5 years old , being
born in Libertyvillc , la. In 187-1 , when ho
was 17 years of age , Mr , Harmon came to
Nebraska and for a considerable portion of
that time-has been a farmer in the southern
part of this county. Although this is his
llrst terms' experience in the state legisla
ture , lie has served for eiliitc ti long time as
supervisor for his township. Ho ntttlialos
wilh the people's independent party and
will vote witn that party.
A ( ire-en .Mountain Itoy.
K. B. Hinds of Odoll representative from
the Thirty-second district , was born in Ver
mont in 1842. In August , ISC' ! , lie enlisted in M , First Iowa cavalry. Ho served
three years and six months , receiving his
discharge ) in Austin , Tex. , February 15 , ISCtl.
During his term of service ho took part in
many engagements. He is a staunch Grand
Army of the Republic man and an earnest
worker in tlio ranks of the republican party.
Ho was unanimously elected director on tlio
lirst school board of Odell , of which ho has
continued to be a member ever since. '
A Not oil Politician.
Hon. Church Howe , who has vibrated be
tween the two brauches of the legislature
for many years , will bo in the house tlio
coming , session as .tho , representative of
Nemaha. Ho was born at Princeton , Mass. ,
in 183 ! ) , and had an academic and commercial
school education , IIo enlisted in 1801 in the
famous Massachusetts Sixth , and was at
Baltimore with Unit ! regiment when at
tacked by the mob while passing through.
Afterwards ho recruited the Fifteenth Mas
sachusetts infantry , went out as quarter
master , and was subsequently commissioned
captain. He retired from the army on ac
count of ill health , after participating in six
teen engagements .with tlio army of the
Potomac. In ISO ! ) lie came west and helped
organize the territory of Wyoming. On his
way out ho bought i700 acres in Neinaha
county , and there ho locateel in 1871. Ho has
added many broad acres to Walnut Grove
farm , and is now intensively engaged in
raising blooded horsos"and stock.
St-rvotI lu Gram's Kejjimcnt.
October 7 , IS 1(1 ( , in Washington county ,
N. Y. , W. J. Irwin , member-elect of the
legislature from the Twenty-fifth district ,
was horn. His father removed to Galena ,
111. , in 1840. where the family resided until
1810. In 1S611 the subject of this notice en
listed iu the army as a veteran recruit , serv
ing two years and four months , and now
holds a discharge from the Twenty-lirst
Illinois , General U. S. Grant's old regiment.
Upon removing from Illinois Mr. Irwin came
to Platte county , taking a homestead in the
Looking Glass valley , where ho has since re
sided. Mr. Irwiu was a member of the Ne
braska legislature in 1885 and was defeated
for the same position in 1887 by but forty-
two votes. He has been postmaster of West
Hill postofllce for seventeen years. Mr ,
Irwin is a practical farmer. This year he
was elected to tlio legislature as the candi
date of the people's party. IIo is a mcmbei
of the Plait county board of supervisors.
lie's a ( it-iitlpuinii Farmer.
P. . II. James of Cortland , representative
from the Thirty-second district , was born h
Pike county , Ohio , July 4 , 1842. On July 11
1KII1' . ho enlisted in Company I , Twcnty-sixtl
Ohio Infantry , and served till the close ol
the war. IIo was engaged in many of the
hottest battles. At the expiration of hi ;
lirst term of enlistment ho re-enlisted. Ii
1870 Mr , James came to Nebraska , locatinj
in Johnson county. In 1872 ho removed tc
Gage county. Mr. James is not what is com
monly known as u "gentleman" farmer , bu
superintends liis farm and docs a large share
of the manual labor.
A Typical AVt-storn 'Man.
Hon. E. M. Jenkins of Alexandria , who wil
represent Thayer county , Thirty-fifth dis
trict , was born in Washburn , 111. , in 1818 , re
moved to Nebraska and settled in Alcxnndrii
thirteen years ago. Ho goes to the logislu
ture in the prime of life with u brain un
clouded or dimmed by the usu of tobacco o
whisky und as a staunch , solid rcpubllcan-
uncomproniising or unswerving in the priii
ciples of the grand old party. IIo is also i
typical western man , full of push and enter
prise , being the chief promoter hi the build
ing of a spacious farmers' elevator ; also th
agitator and workor-up of a line $ -1,000 bricl
two-story building belonging to the order o
the Ancient Order of United Workmen , jus
completed. Mr. Jeiikins is also a thorougl
worker in the Baptist church.
HUH it Gooel Itnrorel.
Jens Jensen of Geneva , the ropubliea
representative from Filhnoro county'cnliste
iu the First Wisconsin heavy artillery i
181'kt as a private , was promoted to u secern
lieutenancy for gallant service and was nitu
tered out in 180(1. ( IIuulocated iu Nobrask
tht' following year. Hiking up u homestead 1
Lancaster county , untl then moved to Sulin
county , where lie sesrvt'd ono your as con
misslonor. In 1872 lionlocatcd in Flllmoi
and took up u homestead. Three years lute
ho was chosen county- clerk and was re
elected for a second term. His homo is no1
at Geneva. Ho bus Iteon a member of tli
State Agricultural Board for twelve years ,
Will Look After tlljmneTH1 Inte-re-sln.
Hon. Nathan Johnson , reprcsentatlvo-olei
from York county , wtts horn in Coventr ;
R , I. , in 1810 und is UenV W years old. II
was raised on a fiirmjp northern New Yorl
afterward residing for a short time in 111
nols and Iowa , homestl'nding in this count
in 1871. Ho still 11\'A on his farm llirt
miles southeast of YorK-i Mr. Johnson hi
always been u repiiblie'Mi and has taken n
Interest in politics. ( HiV has never bofoi
held ofllco in 1 this statbybut boina ; a fiiriiu
und having the interHt/ the farmers i
heart , ho was nominated by the republic : )
party and elected by u 'largo ' plurality eve
the independent candidate. Mr. .lohnsc
will endeavor to bring before tlio logislului
the necessity of u drainage law.
HalU freim.S\VL-ile-n.
John L. Johnson of Grand Island , repr
, , . sonlutivo-oleut from the Seventeenth di
, , , ' trict. Is u native of Sweden. He was born
Nassja October 10 , 184S. Ho came to th
slate In 1872 , after having lived in Wisco
sin from 18di to 180 ! ) , and in Louisiana fro
an ISO ! ) to 1872. Ho is a furmer unel un ind
lit pendent. Ho bus never before been u niui
no her of any legislature .nor did he hold ai
'c- further otllces than those ) of township treti
lie urer nnd hupervisoiv 'Railroad leglslatl
owill receive his particular attention und 1
defines himself us .strictly opiraseu | to sin
, vo bounty on sugar. Mr. Johnson has no pi
le ticulur candidate for senator , but says ; -I
iu must bo in favor of free coinage of silver ,
1C- favor of a tariff for revenue only and mi :
stand right on the Irunsportutiou questic
, lu- mutt represent Iho Nebraska
agriculturist nnd not the oastnru innnufac-
' < nil Urelnlnrel AtlnMrr.
Hon. II. ,1 .lohmon of Howe , who was
elected ns rcpresenlallvo from Neiunlni
comity l.v ) the deomcrats nnd Independents
comHlneii , wns'txnii ' in Jackson county , Mis
souri , April 12 , tSW. His fiiUt'cr was n slmon
pure democrat of the JackRonlan school , and
taiicht democracy to his children from the
cradle up , In 1855 Mr , Jnhtisirm moved to
t oavonworth county , Kansas , where ho
owned a farm of tVJO acres , ami was there oc
cupied In farming nnd freighting across the
plains , continuing in this for about ilfteen
years. About 1805 ho moved to Ne-
liraska City , where ho was engage In trans
ferring goods for the railroad company across
river tiiNebraska City. Ho nlso owned a
farm IntHoo county and cnrrted that on In
connection with his transfer business. In
1882 he moved to this county , where he has
lived ever since. Ho has been 11 democrat nil
his life till about three years ago , when ho
Joined the Independent party. Ho Is a mem
ber of Hie Cumberland Presbyterian church
and is ordained as n minister and has fre
quent calls to preach the gospel.
A Man thn ItitllroaeN Don't l.llio ,
Charles It. Keek ley. ono of the representa
tives from York county , has been a familiar
figure In the legislature , but hu has formerly
occupied a seat In the senate. For two terms
he represented York and Fillinoro counties
in the upper branch of the legislature , iu
1887 and 1SS' ) . Mr. Keckley is 41 ! years of
age and is n native of Ohe ! > . His father was
one of the pioneers of York county nnd atone
ono time was elected n member of Iho house
from the same district which his son now
rcprosi'iits. Mr. ICeckloy resides at York
ami is a stock dealer. Ho has always been a
republican and bus been identified with the
anti-monopoly clement of the party. Ho Is a
very popular man tit home , as his election
amply Indicates . Ho is also a veteran of the
Into w.uand hears honorable scars received
in battle.
A ( Iprinitn Itpprr-iPiitiitlvp. -
John F. Kessler , who was electeil rep
resentative of the Twelfth district , is of Ger
man parentage and was born in the state of
Pennsylvania in the year of 185t : , and is ! ) ' , )
years of age. Ho came to Burl county twenty
.veal's ago , going Into tlio mercantile business
in Tekiimiili , whore ho remained in business
ten years , them moving eui a farm near Oak-
hind , where ho has been In the stoe-k raising
business for the vast ten years , and is today
ono of the largest stock raisers in Hurt
eounty. John F. ICesslor has always been a
staunch republican , this being the llrst time
ho ever run for olllce. and had a hard light
to make. John F. Kessler is a shrewd and
conservative man , and is highly respected in
this community. Ho will undoubtedly intro
duce a bill to reduce the rates of the stock
Is a Practical Kuriiipr.
Clarence E. ICcycs , member of the legis
lature-elect from Sarpy county , was born In
Spencer , Mass. , in 1848 and is 43 years old.
Ho removed to Stirny county with his
parents in 1874 and has resided there ever
sineo. Mr. Koycs has always been n
staunch republican and iu county affairs has
always been a leader in republican politics.
Mr. Keycs is a practical farmer , and de
votes his entire tlmo and attention to farm
ing and breeding of line cattle. His beauti
ful farm home , three miles north of Spring-
Held , is a model of neatness and ono of the
very best in the county.
Is a Ititnkcr ,
K. F. ICloko of West Point , who will repre
sent the Sixteenth district , comprising
Cumiiig. Dakota and Thurston counties , is a
successful young business man of German
parentage. He spent his early boyhood on a
farm , and at the ago of 15 moved with his
family to town , where ho attended , the pub
lic schools. IIo took a commercial course in
a business college at Green Bay , Wis. , then
returned home to engage in the real estate
business , and is now president of the Ne
braska State hank of West Point. Ho has
also become interested in several business
enterprises , and enjoys the confidence of his
fellow townsmen in n flattering degree. Ho
lias held no public oilleo except that of
school director , a position ho has filled for
three years. Ho is a republican.
Ittitwccn Wlnel anelVutcr. .
William ICaup , ono of tlio Saline county
representatives , is a resident of Western ,
where he is a dealer in pumps and wind
mills. Ho has always been a republican and
was elected by that party by a good round
Duly Small Struitm.
Eel ICrick lias been returned as a represen
tative of Kearney county. Mr. ICriek is a
farmer anel resides near Minden. Ho was
formerly a republican.
Ono ol'tleo Uni-e-rtliiiitlpM.
J. G. Krusc will perhaps bo n member ol
the legislature and perhaps he wont. Hu
holds the certillcato issued by the county
clerk of Knox : county , while Mr. Norton
holds the certificate issued from Boyd. The
contest for the onlee is now on and is an in
teresting one. Id-use is an independent and
was ono of the most radical members of the
last legislature. Ho was formerly a democrat -
crat and ho resides at Creighton.
J.osl a r.oR at Shlloli.
James H. Kyner was horn in Ohio forty
four vcars ago. Ho cnlistou in 1801 and lost
a k-g'at the battle of Shiloh. In 1870 ho set
tied in Nebraska , removing to this citj
twelve years ago. Ho was a member of the
lower house of the legislature during the
session of 1881. Mr. Kyner has nintissee
quite a fortune , all of which is invested ii
Omaha property. He is now a grading am
railroad contractor.
Is a I'uckryo Hoy.
Hon. George C. .Liiigenfclter of Colton
representative-elect from the Fifty-fourtl
district , is a man of i0 ! years of age. He is i
native of Ohio , and has liveel near Sidney
this state , for the past seven years He win
nominated bythopeoplo's-Indepcndcnt parti
and received a good majority tit the election
He is u farmer and teacher by occupation
He will introduce a bill in the house to re
vise our system of raising revenues. Tin
object of the bill will bo to secure uniforn
assessments and taxation over the stale
IIo will favor a roduclion or adjustment o
freight and passenger tariffs Unit will be
equitable us between railroad corporation !
and the people.
Tlirru TlmoH City Councilman.
Augustus Lockncr. , ono of Iho republlcai
representatives from Douglas county , wai
born and raised in Rochester , N. Y. , receiv
ing his education in the public schools o
that city. Ho enlisted at the ago of 10 h
company'II , Twenty-first Now York cavalry
ami served three years , mostly under General
oral Phil Sheridan in UioShcnumlonh valley
When discharged in 18CO. ho came to Nc
braskn , took a homestead in Butler county
und ho has been u resident of this state evei
since. Ho helped organize , Build-county tine
was afterwards postmaster at Pcppervlllc
IIo left the farm in 1874 , removing acrossih' '
Platte to Columbus , where ho engaged in th' '
hardware und implement business , in whicl
ho continued for twelve years. His healtl
fulling , ho then sold out and removed t
Omaha , whcro ho has resided for the pas
six years. Ho served for three succcssiv
terms in tlio Columbus city council which
with his incumbency in the IVpporvillo posl
olllce , has been Iho extent of his career i :
public life.
HU l'lrntSeicciiHfeil Itni'c.
George W. Lohllgli , roprescntntive-olcc
from the Seventh district , was born i
Philadelphia in IBM ) . Ho went to Nebrnsk
Citv In 1870 and engaged in the butcher bui
Ineiis , and later In tholco business , Fortun
smile-el upon him in both ventures , and ho I
t now one of tlio largest property holders 1
the city. At present Mr. Leldigh is ei
gaged in the commission business at th
stock yards. Ho has been school directc
during the past six years , and is still
member of tlie board. Mr. I oidigh Is
staunch democrat , and lias been his party
candidate for various offices , this being h
first successful raco. Mr. Ixiidigli llvi
ubout one mile west of Nebraska City , owi
ing one of the best farms In the county.
HUM Altvaya I Jem a Democrat.
G. A. Lulkurt , representative from tl
Twenty-third dlstrlct.was born In 1852 iu tl
Manor Sulzburg , near Stutgurt , Wurtci
burg , South Germany. Ho came to th
country in l 0 and for ten years was e
Bilged In Iho manufacture of soap and hu
oil. Ho has been in the oanktng businc :
nearly ten years and is now prcbidcnt of tl
Tlldch State bunk , also president of tl
Meadow Grove State bank. Ho has bougl
and improved over 1,000 acres of land in
routs considerable laud now. Ho has nevi
foreclosed a mortgat'O aim never been coi
pelled to foroo collection h.V suit Ho has
ni\vii\A been a democrat.
ot the Sfow Titilcii | > nil < < iii * <
Ono of ht > now Mccs on the Independent
slilo of the house will ho that of J. O. Uvneh ,
the rcitrciciitnllvu of the Fifty-ninth ills.
met. Mr Lynch Is a well known Dawson
county farmer and resides near U'xlngtou ,
Before lie Joined the Independents he was a
republican ,
A I u ii.i * : t Straight Iti'imlillrnii ,
Hon. W. S , McCutchcoii , who will again
represent Hoouo lu the house , was born In
Muskliigum county , Ohio. In 1841. Ho en
listed ( n company K , Iowa In
fantry , July , isos , and his llrst military
experience was in lighting guerillas in Mis.
sourl , Ixiter Ho was in the Port Gibson
Champion lllack HI ver bridge ,
at the scigo of Vicksburg under General
Grant and was at the capture of Mobile , the
Spanish Fort and Hlakcly. lluwas mustered
out In August , 1S M , after thrco years of hard
nnd aetlve service. Mr. McCutchcoii cnmo
to Nebraska years ago and took up the farm
in Boone county upon which he now lives ,
Ho was always a straight republican until
ho Joined the independent party , lie lives
near St. Edwanls.
An Olel Si-It lor In Clny t'ottnly ,
Hon. 15. A. McVey , representative of the
Twenty-iifth district , was born In 1841. in
Delaware county , Indiana. Ho served dur
ing the into war In the Fourth lomi c.ivnlry.
and moved to Nebraska in 1871 , settling on a
homestead in the north part of Clay county ,
where he now resides , lie owns ono of the
finest farms in the county a ml' Is worth J15-
< iOO. _ lie has never held ollleial itei-dtion until
last year. Has been u member of the county
Hoard of Suitorvlsors. Ho generally Iden
tified himself with the democrats until
the organization of the Independent party.
A Trup ItrpiiMlruii.
H. J , Merrlek of Adams , representative
from the Forty-fifth district , was born at
Pleasaiitvlllc , P.i. , November 18 , 1840. In
February , 18 < U , ho enlisted In company U.
One Hundred and Eleventh Pennsylvania
infantry , served till the close of the war and
was mustered out at Pittahurg. Pa. , August ,
1802. Ho is a republican in the true sense of
the word. This is the lirst tlmo ho has been
selected to lill an oflleo of this kind.
A Tlirro Inlllnl .Mien.
.T. C. F. McKesson is one of the five repub
lican representatives from Lancaster county.
Ho is a farmer as well as a politician tiuel re
sides on a homestead near Emerald. lie
was a member of the last legislature and
was quite a prominent figure in the houso.
An Otiiiitiii Olil-Tline-r.
W. N. Nason , ono e > f the republican repre
sentatives from Douglas county , has been a
resident of Omaha , with the exception of a
brief absence , for the thirty years , and
has been secretary of the Omaha Hoard of
Trade for the past four years. He. ) was born
in Pennsylvania , migrated to Illinois and
tlienco to Omaha , where ho was for twenty
years manager for the Singer Sewing Ma
chine company , lie is in close touch with
the business interests of Nebraska and will
command the support etf the business men.
Anntlu-r eif tliv Iti l-'li-clpil.
Hon. N. P. Nelson , one of the two demo
cratic representatives from the Fourteenth
district , was horn in Sweden in 1851. Ho
came to America in ISO ! ) and has since re
sided on n farm near Hooper , Neb. Ho hold
no imK | > rtant public olllco until lirst seSnt to
the legislature , two years ago.
Tlio Xi-wlH'i-ry Hill.
Fred Newbcrry. who fathered Iho famous
Ncwberry bill in tlio last legislature has a
certificate e > f election to the house this time ,
but ho only got. it by ono majority. His
place is being hotly contested and Mr. New-
berry may not have an opportunity to intro
duce his bill at this session. Horcsides on his
farm near Aurora. Ho was formerly a re
A Camllelati ! for Spoalior.
Hon. It. H. Oakley , representative from
the Thirtieth district , an influential repub
lican who was re-elected to the house in
Lancaster , was born in Delaware county ,
New York , in 1840 and was reared on a farm.
His parents having removed to Cortland
county. Now York , ho received there a com
mon scliool education , which ho finished at
the Marathon High school. Mr. Oakley has
educated and cared for himself siuco hi ?
early boyhood. Early in life lie learned
telegraphy , nnd when IS went to New York
City and became a clerk in the house of A.
T. Stewart & Co. , whore ho remained about
two years , and then engaged with the
American Telegraph company , having
charge of a city ofllco , and subsequently
became superintendent of the Elniira divis
ion of the United States Telegraph company.
Retiring from this position after two years
ho engaged in the dry goods business with a
brother in Dunkirk. N. Y. , from whence ho
came to Lincoln in the spring of 1870 , and for
u time resumed telegraphing. Later Mr.
Oakley returned to the mercantile business.
and for many years , latterly as partner , was
connected with dry goods houses of that city.
Eight years ago ho engaged in the coal
trade , which he still continues. IIo is a
prominent member of the Masonic fraternity
and has been grand commander and grand
master of the stato. He is president of the
Lincoln Board of Trade and organized and
was president of the State bank of Cortland.
Ills Scconel Term ,
Peter B. Olson , one of the representatives-
elect from the Twenty-seventh district ,
which is composed of Saunders county , wns
born in Sweden in 185.1 and is now 39 years
old. Mr. Olson lived on a farm in Sweden
with his father till ISO'.l ' when he enmo : tc
America , coming direct to Omaha alone ,
Mr. Olson so n secured work on a farm in
Sarpy county as a farm laborer. In the
meantime his father came to Saunders
county , Nebraska , and Mr. Olson also came
to this county in 1873 and bought
land and has remained hero since
that date and has been a farmer ovci
since. Ho now owns 240 acres ol
land and is ejuito well lixed. Mr. Olson WIIP
a member of the last legislature and has-
been several times elected assessor anel
Justice of the pcaco in his own precinct. Mr ,
Olson is interested in a good roads law anel
is in favor of a hind tax for improvements ol
roads , so as to have more funels for improve
ment of roads and have more and botlot
work done. Ho is also in favor of n usury
law , the same one ho Introduced in the last
legislature , which permitted any person pay
ing usury to sue and recover it within
five years. IIo also favors the establish
ment of a state institution for tlio cure of
inebriates , treating same as an insane person.
Mr. Olson is an independent and was prior
to tlio organization of the populist party , a
Coine-H From an Olel Line of Krpulillcaim.
Hon. William F. Porter , the Independent
who will again represent Merrlek in the
house , was born in Champaign county , 111. ,
Juno 1 , 18111 , and came to Nebraska April 5 ,
187U. Ho located on a farm near Chirks and
has continued since then its successful culti
vation , Mr , Porter comes from an old lint ;
of republicans , and always voted the repub
lican ticket until the lust presidential elec
tion , when ho supported the prohihitloi :
ticket. In 1887 ho was elected justice of the
peace on tlio republican ticket , Mr. Portci
received u common school education ,
Valiiitliln UN a Suprrviior.
Robert C. Hhea , representative from tin
Twenty-ninth district , was born hi Preble
county , Ohio , April iil , 1818 , and came te
Pe-oria county , Illinois , with his parents h
1850 , residing there and in Marshall am
Kn'ox counties , Illinois , until 1807 , when , hi
enlisted In the regular army , serving three
years , and rcclved an honorable discharge a
Atlanta , Ga. Mr. Rlif-i eaino ti
Nebraska in 1870 , stopping firs
in Johnson county , removing to Sowari
countv , where ho lias slnco resided on i
farm in N township. Mr. Rliea received i
common school oelucatltm , and 1ms n HOUIII
judgment and good business qualifications
loing ono of Seward county's most suivesa
ful farmers. IIo has never sought i ejlltlcii
preferment , but served his township as ;
member of the board of supervisors thro
years , from 1888 to 18UI , and was ono of it
moat valuable members. Mr. lilien has a !
ways been u staunch republican.
\Voilu < el HU Way Up.
Dr. M. O , lUchctts , ono of the ropubllca
representative ! * from Douglas county , wn
born In a little town la Henry county , Kci
lucky , thirty-four years ago. His early eeli
cation was the best to be had In the Kci
tucky villages of that day. Ho came t
and after casting about fc
Omaha in 1880 , UM4 Uivu * * 4401K'H "wv fct
tin opening , took the iKisltion of Janitor t
the Ointiha Medical college. After workln
among the students fora short time ho de
elded to bo a doctor , and commenced hi
medical studios. In January , 1884 , Dr. Kiel
otts graduated , und slnco then has success
fully pructlceel mcellcinu in Omaha. Th
doctor has a largo practice , is a close stu lei
und has won the confidence of his ale id :
HP has been more or lesq Interested In poli
tics during the past five years it ml kccpi
well | Knled on the quc.iUoiift C Iho duy
14 it Srlr-Mitdn Mini ,
I ton Austin Hilcy of Uluo Hill , reprcscn
Uitlvo from the Forty-fourth dlslrict , in a
native of Johnsem county. Ho went to Iowa
in IS5.M anel came to Nebraska In Wl Ho U
ti self-made man und owns SoO acres of land
near Uluc- Hill , which Is under high culti
vat ion. Ho has been n successful farmer
and Is also > largely interested ( n stock nils-
lug. Ho had been n democrat , and served
once as township suitervlsor , but two years
ngei he ge > t the unanimous nomination of the
independent convention for representative
nnil became one of tlio most radical members
of ills party In the house.
< ! ot III * start hi Onmhii.
tHenry F. Rhodes , the representative from
\ alle.v county , wns born In Tomplslns county ,
Now York , April 1(1 ( , 1850. Tlio faintly from
which ho sprang were pioneers In central
Now York. The subject of this sketch , nnd
Ills two sisters , were left orphans on n smalt
farm and ho was forced to assume thoeniii
of a family wlillo still qnlto a boy HU
ceiucauem was obtained nt the country
u'liuol near by nnd was supplemented by
a year or two in the Ithaca High school. A
Tow days after becoming of age ho had set-
lied up his father's estate and was on hli
way west. Arriving In Omaha , ho engaged
In teaching scliool , uiul finally , learning thai
there was a good opening for teachers In Hit
army , enlisted.ami wiiHiisslgiied to ti cavalry
regiment at Jefferson Barracks , near St.
Ixuils. lie bevauie tlie bugler of his troop ,
nnd was soon detailed as the iwsl teacher.
I Ie served several niunlhs In the army with
credit to 'himself , hut was finally stricken
down with dysentery nnd was given
tip to elle by tlio post physician , Ho
managed , however , to pull through , but
was such a physical wreck that ho re
ceived his discharge from the army on the
ground of permanent disability. Returning
to Omnha he engaged in teaching In Douglas
county , and llnally married a daughter of
Preston Reeves , 0110 of tiic oldest settlers of
the county. On the election of John Rush
as county treasurer of Douglas Mr Rhodes
was appointed his deputy , a po.-dtion which
he held fen- four years. At the conclusion of
Mr. Rush's two terms of olllco Mr Rhode *
made a canvass for the nomination on the
republican ticket , but falling in this , tie-
copied a imsition us bookkeeper in the First
National bank of Omaha. After a few
months he. gave up his position and moved to
Valley eounty , where he had already ae-
qulrcel title to considerable land.
Itt't-n n "ttt-forini-r" for V < > nri.
Hen. L. G. Ruggles of Hiawatha rode into
tlio house twei years ago on the Indepeiidont
wave as representative for Hitchcock ,
Dumly , Hayes and Chase and has been
chosen for another term. He ) was born In
Lewis county , Kentucky. in 18:14 : nnel ivmoveil
to Iowa in 1850. He cast his first vote for
Franklin Plcreo and says ho had a paid up
policy in Iho democratic parly , but sur-
rendcd it eighteen years ago. veiteel for
Peter Cooper , and has been on that line ever
since. Mr. Ruggles was a member of the
state central committee of the union labor-
party. Ho has been ti resident of Nebraska
seven years and of Dimdy county six years ,
until two years ago ho had held nemo but
township ofllces. such as justice of the peace
anil assessor , lie is a farmer.
A Prospi-reieis lleiiiu-Hlrneli-r ,
Hon. Charles A. Robinson of Midvalo ,
Brown county , is tlio representative-elect of
the Fifth district , including lirenvn and
Uock counties. Ho was born in Otsego
county , Now York , December R , 18,11. Ho
has voted the republican ticket over siiu-o
tlio party \yas organized. Ho has never held
any oflleo : in this state. Ho was born and
lived on n farm until ho was 18 years old ,
owned and operated a wagon and carriage
shop for ten years , and was for ten yours en
gaged in the mercantile business , anel spent
fifteen years in the railway pe > stal serv
ice in the stale of Illinois. In 1880 ho
came to Brown county with his family and
abemt $1,000 in money. Ho bought n relln-
( luishmcni to IWO acres of government land
and began lifo anew as a homesteader. The
accumulations of six years of hard work and
good management attest the fact that it is
possible for the homesteader to live mid
prosper in this country. Mr. Robinson still
resides on his homestead and lias opened up
one of the best farms in the county. The
improvements on his farm are worth at least
$2,000 , consisting of < u largo frame house , barn ,
cattle shells , etc. IIo has a line herd ot
entile , eight Head of horses , lots of hogs and
improved farm machinery. By his combined
business of farming and stock raising ho has
lioen able to keep the wolf a long way from
lis door.
A .Successful Man.
Hon. Charles A. Schappel , who i-opi-o-
sonteel the Second district two years ago and
will do it again , was born at Brooklyn , N.
Y. , in 185II , of German parentage. Four
vcars later tlio family located in Iowa. Mr.
achappel began his business career at the
ago of 13 as a clerk in a general store , and
lie has made his own way over since. At the
ago of 17 ho went to Chicago to attend a bus
iness college and he remained in that city
for twelve years , a considerable part of the
Limo in the wool trade. In 1883 he located on
liis present farm near Pawnee City , where
ho has been prosperous. Ho is a republican ,
and though not much of a speaker carries
influence with liis colleagues.
An Upright Olllclill ,
E. F. Sissonsvlio will represent the Thir
teenth district , is a farmer and his pestofllco
is Arizona. Ho is one of the oldest residents
of Hurt county , a staunch republican , a mini
of superior ability and an ottlcliil of unim
peachable integrity , For six years lie has
been a member of the Hoard of County Com
missioners , and ho has displayed his abili
ties conspicuously in making the settlements
with the county treasurer.
1IU I'iril Olllce. ,
Julius Smith , representative from the
First district , was horn in Germany lifty-
live years ago. Ho came to Richardson
county about twenty-five years ago , where
ho has slne-o resided on his farm of ubotiMOU
acres. IIo has always been idciitllicel with
the republican party until twu years ago ,
when ho joined tlio alliance. Ho bus never
hclel any puliliei ollleo : until olecteel on the
fusion t'icket in 181U for representative , re
ceiving u plurality of only llvo votes , .He
litul no particular measures to advocate , but
Is in favor of a maximum freight law.
Jl Manufacture * Cigar * .
Hon. Henry Schlatfeldt , ro-olocted to the
legislature from Hull county at the last elec
tion , is a ntitlvo of the state of Illinois , hav
ing been horn in Moliiiu , March 7,1857 , He
came to Grand Island in 1881 , where ho has
slnco conducted a cigar manufacturing busi
ness , Ho hold tlio oflle-oof councilman of the
Third ward of this city , and was elected as
representative to the hist legislature. Ho
lias a few special measures to bring before
the legislature , especially two bills which ho
introduced in the lust legislature , but were
killed by tlio sifting committee.
Mr. Sclilatfeldt also favors sevenil amend
ments to tliu building association law , passed
at the hist session. IIo also faveirs a law
changliiK tlio county supervisor representa
tion as far as cities are coworned , Mr.
Schlatfeldt thinks furthermore that a law
permitting city , county and state warrants
to bo paid ns cash on taxes would bu qultu
the thing , and will very likely introduce u-
bit accordingly.
One ) of tint KuiiHirou * SlllltllM.
Theodore Smith , representative-elect from
the Fifth representative district , was born
in ICaston , Pa. , In I8U. In 18HS his parents
moved to Illinois and ho worked on their
farm until 17 years of ago , when ho was
apprenticed to loam the blacksmith trade ,
Upon completing his apprenticeship ho engaged -
gaged In the manufacture of carriages unel
buggies In Henry , 111. , for Ilfteen years , In
the spring of 18SO ho moved to Johnson
county , this state , ami puruhused HMi ut-res
of land four miles from Cook , By in
dustry nnd good management ho bun HIU--
coedo'd In mldlng to his possessions every
year and now has a line farm of VJO acres.
Ho was nominated by the republicans of
Jubnson and Noinaha counties for lloat rep
resentative nnd was elected by forty-nlno
majority. lib curried his own county by
tifM ) ,
Ilitrn'u Anollii'r iiri'lirm.
O , T. Smith , the new member of the next
legislature from Holt county , is a man of pro-
posseissing appearancDjls 4.r years olel nnd a nu
ll vo of Now York , Ho has never held a state
otllco In Hits state or any other. Mr. Smith
was formerly a republican , but loft that
party two years ago und Is now an Independ
ent anil was by thai party elected. Ho la
farmer ami it-steles on ills farm twenty-two
miles east of O'Neill. Theroaro several bills
lhat ho intends to introduce und advocate -
vocate in the coming legislature , among
which will ben railroad maximum rule bill :
u bill coiiipollnij rullroudu to furnish