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By F. M. KIMMELL.
EEPUBLICAH STATE TICKET.
For Lieutenant Governor ,
Ff. S crttary of Stnto.
' ForA4uitor. !
THOS. II. BENTON.
J. K. HILL.
For Attornoj- General ,
For Commissioner Public Lands nndIJull < Hn6
GEOHGE . HUMPH IIRY.
For Superintendent Public Instruction ,
Republican Congressional Ticket.
For Congressman , 2d District ,
N. V. HAUliAN.
BEPUBLICAN COUNTY TICKET.
For Representative ,
For County Attorney ,
J. BYKON JENNINGS.
W. T. HENTON.
For Coinnilssloncr , 1st District.
For Commissioner , 2nd District.
G. W. BAUTLETT.
Republican Senatorial Convention.
Tbo Republican electors of tlio 2Gth Sonu
torlal district of Nebraska are requested to
send delegates from their several counties to
meet in convention in tlio city hall at McCook
Neb. , on SATUHIMV , AUGUST IGxii , 1890. at one
o'clock , P. M. , lor the purpose of placing ii
nomination a-candidate for state senator of
the 2fith distinct , and for the transaction of
such other business as may properly come
before the convention. The several counties
arc entitled to the following representation :
Clmso . C ( Gospor . 5
Dundy . 5 I Hitchcock
Frontier . 8 I Hnycs. . '
Furnns . 10 1 Red
It is recommended that no proxies be ad
mitted to the convention , and that delegates
present ho authorized to cast full vote of dele
gallon. Your committee further endorse the
finding of the state central committee in the
matter of the contest from Red Willow county
C. T. Diiiiwcit. Chirman.
JOHN O. HAYES. Secretary pro tern.
O. E. BUTTERFIELD of Dundy
county is the republican nominee
for representative of the 67th dis
"WESTERN Nebraska is demand-
ing a congressman ; but the indi
cations are that western Nebraska
will have towait until there can be
another congressional reapportion-
nient. Hastings G.-J.
THOSE fellows who persist in
calling this the 26th senatorial
district should take notice that it
is the 29th district and has been
since 1887. McCook papers please
copy. Beaver City Tribune.
'THE indications are that Mc-
Keighan will make quite a noise
throughout the Second district ,
during the campaign ; but when
the votes are counted in November
Harlan will have a large majority
of the votes. So that perhaps hon
ors are easy.
THE Hon. Roger Querrilous
Mills of Texas is booked for a talk
in the Second district. Roger's
remarkable success in leading
Cleveland into the free trade am
bush will enable him to plant Mc-
Keighau beyond the reach of a
ONE of the silliest things the "in
dependents" and galvanized democrats -
-crats of the Second district could
do they have done. They have
.sent for Roger Q. Mills of Texas
io assist in stumping the district.
Mr. Mills will greatly strengthen
the backbone of republicanism in
that old soldier harbor by his pres
LATVS deserved renomina-
for congress but it is now ap
parent that owing to antagonisms ,
unwarranted though they be , he
would not have unanimous supporter
or made a good race this year.
He is too honest and able a man
for the state to lose from its ser
vice and sometime he should be
called back in some capacity.
"WHEN it was announced that the
secretary of war would make a few
speeches in Nebraska during the
campaign the demoacrtic news
papers made a great noise over the
importation of outsiders to tell the
people of Nebraska how they should
vote. Perhaps these sapient edit
ors will raise the same-objection to
the coming of Congressman Mills
fo tell the voters of the Second
district that their salvation depends
upon the election of a party named
McKeighan to congress. But they
will do nothing of the kind. That
would be consistency , and a demo
cratic editor would not be consis
tent for the world. Journal.
are 'tolcl in confidence that
Mr. G. L. Laws has influence
enough with-the administration to
secure the vacant registership o :
the McCook Land Office , so long
held open for Senator Lindsay
The consequence of this move on
the part of Mr. Laws will give the
Sonatorship to Mr. Lindsay anoth
er term , and Mr. Laws will be on
The above from the Orleans
Press is the same old mossbacklie
that has been running through the
anti-Laws press for months past
It has been officially denied repeat
edly. Nothing but the quality o
Orleans whiskey can account foi
its repetitionfroin the source given
AFTER a careful review of the
earnings of the railroads of the
west and the study of the Nebras
ka situation , the Minneapolis Trib
une reads a lesson to the people
and the railroads in this fashion
"The Nebraska commissioners at
tribute the unprofitableness of the
roads in that state to over-construc
tion and to parallel lines , amount
ing to one-third of the total mile
age. But these needless lines are
not the fault of the companies alone
and the people must necessarily
bear a part of the burden. Rail
way management is not immacu
late. Gross discrimination is
practised by most companies ; anc
there are faults that need severe
legislative correction. But it is
obvious that average rates are no
now extortionate. The alliance
politicians should not attempt to
make such capital out of that un
founded pretense. "
THE Citizen would like to enlis
the efforts of the entire press oj
the state in securing the enactment
of a law compelling the assessmeni
of all property in the state afc its
actual value. There has been
much talk upon this subject anc
the press has condemnecl withoul
stint the evils resulting from the
present ill-advised method , but as
yet no definite attempt has been
made toward the remedy. Now
before the election of a new legis
lature is an exceptionally good time
to work 011 this matter and the Cit
izen would urge upon the news
papers in every representative dis-
brictthat its candidate be thorough
ly instructed upon this matter and
required to give some assurance
of lending his assistance in the en
actment of such a statute. Elwood
SUNDRY newspapers that do not
approve of the electrical method
of execution are anxious for the
adoption of the "lethal chamber"
by all civilized states. The prison
er is placed in a cell that may easi
ly be made air tight and on some
night after he has sunk into a
sound sleep carbonic acid gas is
turned into the apartment and the
sleeper awakes in another world.
This seems to be a humane way of
executing a criminal , but squeam
ish people are apt to object to it
because it is a departure from the
old methods. In reality there are
very few things more terrible than
the rope , but it has been made so
common by centuries of use that
the public is inclined to believe
that it is the natural and proper
thing to use in executions.
COL. JAS. D. GAGE of Franklin ,
chairman of the republican con
gressional central committee , was
ji the city to-day. In conver.
sation with the Colonel he said
; hat he would call the committee
together about the 28th of the
jresent month and that headquar-
; ers would be established in Hast-
ngs the first of September , when
he campaign will practically open.
hare learned by experience that the only waterproof
coat they can sell to a cowboy or huntsr is the
Pommel Slicker with the "Fish Brand" Trade
Mark on it They are the best waterproof saddle
coats erer mirfr , They _ keep the saddle , the
bone's back , aod the rider thoroughly dry find
warm. No saddle sores from the gaDing of a wtt
caddie. When used as a walking coat , the ex
tension front buttons back , ana the Slicker is
changed at once to an ordinary coat Just try
one , they cost but little and wfll prevent colds ,
feren , rheomatissii and other results to exposure
to the weather. Beware of worthies * imitations ,
crery garment stamped with " Fish Brand" Trade
( ark. Don't accept any inferior coat when yom
caa tare the "Fish Brand Slicker" deUrered
without extra cost. Particulars and Olaitrated ca >
A..el.jrOWEII , > ? Boston , HUM ,
SHOULD GAEKEE THE GRAIN ,
Senator Lindsay's Somewhat Novel
Proposition and Prescription.
To the Editor of the State Journal.
BEAVER CITY , NEB. , Aug. 9.
It not unfrequently happens tluvt
a state is blind to its greatest dan
gers , as well as to the safeguards
to be provided against them , until
some great calamity "suddenly
clears its vision. When this hap
pens everyone is a statesman and
is able to talk wisely of what ought
to have been done and the beiiefi-
cient results which would have fol
lowed. The fact is that both the
people aud legislators are not gift
ed with foreknowledge , aud until
the calamity comes are usually
ignorant of the results to "be avoid
ed. But governments do not exist
for a year , nor for a generation for
that matter , and it would seem to
be the part of wisdom for those
who experience the evil effects cf
former omissions to act promptly
in guarding against a repetition of
the calamity. It may not be real
ized by the inhabitants of the cities ,
nor by many outside of the cities
in the more favored parts of the
state , but it is very plain to every
one in large districts of the state ,
that in the greater portion of the
counties there is what , in olden
times , would be termed a famine.
In this county and those adjacent
there is now an entire failure of
the corn crop. Everybody realiz
es it here. "What this means to
the people of this region and oth
ers similarly situated , can be fully
understood when it is remembered
that almost every bushel of the old
corn has been shipped out of the
country , and that wheat is only a
partial crop , while oats , hay and
vegetables are practically a failure.
The terrible results are ev7en now
apparent. Farmers have for years
been saving , borrowing , mortgag
ing and purchasing on time to get
a good start in hogs and cattle.
Until recently it lias not been ap
parent to what an extent this has
obtained , but it is now evident that
with good crops and anything like
fair prices for stock the farmers
would have almost cleared them
selves of debt in a few years. As
it is , with all this stock , on hand
and nothing to feed it , the loss to
the state will be enormous. Fully
one-half of the farmers have no
money to purchase feed , and they
cannot borrow for two reasons
first , the banks already have out
all their funds and will have to car
ry present borrowers ; second , fann
ers have no security to offer , as
stock is worthless as security at
present , and loan companies will
aot increase real-estate mortgages.
The result is that farmers are ship
ping every hog large enough to
ship , and are bringing young hogs
and pigs to town and offering them
for sale at from 50 cents to $ leach.
Even at these prices they find no
purchasers , and they are turning
them out or killing them to save
feed. The loss in such young
stock in this part of the state will
be enormous and represents the
laborious savings of the farmers
for several years past.
I am not writing this to appear
sensational , nor do I say that farm
ers are dissatisfied , or will leave
the country permanently. They
recognize the fact that for many
years they have had good crops ,
and all who can will remain , and
iliose who go away will no doubt
return for next year. But I wish
; o emphasize the fact that this fail
ure will cause a loss to the general
wealth of the state which cannot
No w for the lesson. If the state
now had stored at convenient places
ive million bushels of corn , which
it could sell to the farmers at 20
cents per bushel , there would not
) e the necessity for a single farm
er to leave his home , nor for the sac
rifice of one hoof of stock. This
corn , if rightly purchased , would
not have cost the state over one
million dollars , while it would be
ihe means of saving more than
iwenty-five times tha't amount to
; he citizens of the state in actual
values , besides preventing the in
evitable loss to the state by reason
of emigration and prejudice against
t. Can this be prevented in the
hiture ? I think it can and that
s the reason and object of this arti
cle. I believe the next legislature
should pass" law which should
make similar provisions to the fol-
] 7jrst Appropriating a certain
amount each year until the aggre
gate amount shalkeachsay81,000-
)00 ) ( to be based upon a careful
estimate ) .
'Second Providing that the
state 'shall establish depots at con
venient shipping points , well dis
tributed over the state , and with
the money so appropriated pur
chase of the farmers in the vicinity
of such depots , at a fair living
price per bushel , wheat and corn
to be stored and kept by the state
at such depots.
Third Providing that when any
year's crop is assured and the price
of grain , say in August or there
after , is large enough to net the
state the cost to it of the stored
grain , then that it shall be sold
and a new amount purchased and
stored as before , provided , of course ,
thai the change could be done with
out material loss to the state.
Fourth That in case of drouth
or other destruction of crops to
any great extent the state shall sell
such grain in suitable amounts to
farmers needing the same at the
actual cost of the same to the state
( not selling to anyone who raised
a crop that year and.sold it. )
This could be put under the con
trol of the governor or other suita
ble officer or board , with power to
appoint and pay an agent at each
of said depots for the time neces
sarily employed in purchasing , etc.
The expenses of conducting the
matter need not be large. The
following advantages , it seems to
me , would result from such a law :
First Absolute immunity of
the state and its citizens from loss
in case of a failure of crops in any
Second The state would act as
a storekeeper for the storage of a
large amount of the farmers' corn
and wheat , .to be disposed of at fav
orable markets , and prevent a mon
opoly of grain at the time of our
greatest iiecessitv. * ,
Third A substantial boom for
the state as a safe place for farm
ers as well as all kinds of business ,
and consequent immigration and
increase of population and wealth.
I submit these thoughts for
what they are worth to the farmers
and all citizens desiring the pros
perity of our people , and hope some
such bill will receive consideration
and become a law at the hands of
the next legislature.
J. P. LINDSAY.
Fall Styles , 189O.
are now ready to which we call
WE CONTINUE OUR
"We are giving very liberal discounts
from Regular Prices on all
Spring & Summer Goods 1.
Don't fail to look through our stock before
For Men's and Boys' Wear.
Our Prices Are at the Bottom Notch ,
JONAS ENGEL , Mgr.
MeCOOK , NEB. , August 8th.
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To our many customers and friends in
Red Willow , Hayes , Frontier , Cliase , Dundy
and Hitchcock Counties , we wish to extend
our thanks and appreciation for the liberal
patronage you have given the firm of J. C.
ALLEN & CO. the past years. We now offer
our entire stock of DIIY GOODS , NOTIONS ,
CLOTHING , and HATS and CAPS , afc EXACT COST.
We will dispose of the stock in 90 Days.
J. 0. ALLEN & Co.
Store building- , lot and fixtures for sale.
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