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THE NORTfi PLATTE .SEMI-WEEKLY TRIEUMk TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 22, 1896.
IRA L BARE,EditoraxpiPbopbiet( SUBSCSIPTIoi KATES Ose Year, eaeb isadvaoee, $L26. Six MiMtkc, snahis aivaace 75 coats. Xatered et the XertfaPiatie (Nebraska) postofSce as secosd-alafl matter, THE WINNERS OP 1896. .a NATIONAL ticket. "For President ... ' WM. HcKINLEYjof Ohio. , "For Vice President G. A. HOB A RT, o New J ereey. STATE TICKET. For Governor JOHNH.MAcCOIili For Lieutenant-Governor ORLANDO TEFFT. For Secretary of State JOEL A. PIPER. For Auditor Public Accounts P.O.HEDLUND. For State Treaeurer CHARLES E. CASEY. For Supt. Public Instruction HENRY R. CORBETT. For Com.Tjands and. Buildings HENRY C. RUSSELL. For Attorney-General ARTHUR S. Utt UKUrii uu. ForSupreme Judge, Long JLerm For,Supreme Judge, Short Term--r MOSES P. KINK A ID. For-;Regent of State UniverPity W.G.WHITMORE. .i LEGISLATIVE TlCKfc-r. tf E.A. CADY. For Senator. 30th District J. Si HOAGLAND. For Representative, 5i District J. H. ABBOTT. - COUNT? TICKET. For County Attorney, T. C. PATTERSON. For Commissioner, Third District, JAS.S. BOBBINS. Lincoln county will give the Mc Kinley electors a majority; it will rive Jack Macuoii a majority; it aye every candidate on tbejre- majority. This Jack Mac- it the rate There c's election;its )rity. )pulist ward -upted General evening- re his inpertih- Fat rPolitical "smart come to.grief. McKinley town is iconsin. A pou or ted the fact that Silverman in town, democratic post- js .wearing a McKinley button. Bryan is not doing so well as Gree ley did before the perpetration of 'the great crime of 1873." In the Sep tember election of 1872, the repub licans of Maine had a pluralit y of only 17,216, whereas this year they have one of 46,000. The Wallace Tiug is authority for the statement that of all the voters present at the G. A. R. reunion at Curtis last week all but two wore McKinley buttons. The preference for McKinley. at the state reunion was almost as unanimous. pS Beeler holds office not by "the will ot the people but by the vote of two populist commisioners. Two years ago he was defeated by a majority that partook of the na ture of a landslide; a similar fate will meet him on November3d next. Altgeld pleads that he slipped the gold nippers on his Chicago tenants because the guldbugs had treated him in the same way. The excuse is worse than the offense, but but it can always be assumed that Altgeld.s" meanest utterance is his lastest. There is cumulative evidence that nearly all the good people favor the election of William Mc Kinley. The members attending the Methodist conference at Has tings lastweek showed a preference for the Ohio man at a ratio of sixty-one to' seven. . Chairman Jones says Nebraska will go for Bryan by 30.000 majority. This is a much wilder guess than the most enthusiastic populist in the state would make. If it is a sample of Jones' estimates, it is not stransre that Gorman has been made general director of the free silver campaign. - . ' : It is said that the present cam paign is a war" between the classes and the masses, and that Bryan represents the latter. Take this-statement locally and what is the "result is it not true that a large majority of the 'capitalists are free silverites? Count noses and see. So par this year eight- congress men have been elected and every pne is a staunch republican. This indicates thatjie rie$$resideht, William McKinley. will be sup ported Q-v a Vtrong'ly 'republican coagress. Vrici this "sHust 'whaf ic needed to bring abbuBtHereturn of prosperity. " rv-'-'S' Despite o all reports Sewall sticks to. the ticket and shows no sic-h of iweiarhinc anchor;" where at the hearts of the populist breth- " i'3" ii-j '-it t T1 era arevnuea wn.u giiei aim gdu wbtfd. "Does it not appear inconsistent" pertinently asks T. V. Powderly, late workman, of the Knights of La bor, "on the part of the defenders of the Chicago platform to assert that they are -opposed to English rule in America on the financial question after the? have opened our ports to the product of the English factory and mill?" The daily pilgrimages of work ;irigmen, old soldiers, business men and trades societies to Canton -continue. Last week was the the ban ner .one, thousands upon thousands of visitors paying their respects to Major McKinley, listening to his words of political wisdom and shaking his hand. .A parallel can no where be found in the history of the United States. In a speech at North Platte Bill t2&reen issued the broad challenge. that he would debate the financial question with any man who stands on Nebraska soil. Prof. R. H.Lahg- ford accepted his challenge but Bill again declined. Bill will become so fixed in that habit of declining before he knows it that he will de cline to be elected to congress. Grand Island Independent. Frank W. Gunsaulas of Chicago the noted Congregational divine, is taking a hand in the campaign. He is to make speeches in Michi gan, and goes out with the cam paign cry of "Up with the poor." and not, down with the rich. He says, "There are only two things m sacred than the Mayflower, com pact and the declaration of-indepen- dence these are our nation's flag and our nation's dollars." The North Platte advocJtfirQf- -c tra.de, who promise so much for their theories, and blame so much on the coinage law of 1873, have never explained the great prosprity from 1873 up to the time the republican policy was set aside by democratic success in 1892, during which time the coun try had neither free trade or free coinage. This is a matter that the opposition do not and dare not consider. The same democratic party of New York that now "unreservedly indorses and approves the plat form adopted at Chicago" declared as follows on the 24th of last June: Free coinage of silver by the United States alone can have no other effect than to change our present standard to one of silver now a depreciated coin. The proposition sho'uld be resisted with the fervor of both partisan ship and patriotism by democrats everywhere, when the adoption of such course threatens, as ft does, u ft told evils to our nation's commerce and industry." XcKEHXEY Oil "WATSON. In Major McKinley's address to a large delegation recently visiting Canton he said: "I am opposed to free trade, be cause it degrades American labor. I am opposed to free silver because it degrades American money. ' In contrast with this declaration Tom Watson expresses himself as follows: 4I am for unlimited coinage of silver; I am an unqualified free trader." Major McKinley in his public life, in every relation With the people, emulates the example of the immor tal Liucoln. He inherits his politi cal creed and has been loyal to and worthy of his inheritance. Tom Watson is the.child ot seces sion. Jeff Davis is his prototype. He reflects his political ambition and aspires to his accomplishment of arraying one sectionf the.coun try against another and his pur pose is as vicious as that of the arch traitor. Lincoln Call. BRYAN'S CHINESE MIND. He Regards tfeelAberinfe MauasXi Baas: Cbue the Coolies of China. We called attention the other day to the fact that Mr. Bryan's views of the wages to which labor is entitled were precisely identical with the views of Li Huug Chang, who said in a semiofficial statement that if we wished to compete with foreign nations we must reduce the cost of production by reducing the cost of labor. Everything that Mr. Bryan says about tho purchasing power of the dollar -which is paid to our wage earners ouly tends to confirm our opin ion that Li Hung Chang has no more contempt for the wage earner than has Mr."W. J. Bryan, aud that Mr. W. J. Bryan's plans for the degradation of la bor are as selfish and as hrutal as are the practices of Li Hung Cb in de grading in his own country labor to the importance cf pieces of mechanism. How, in the name of common sense, does Mr. Bryan expect to gain the votes of wage'earners by telling them that the dollars in which their wages are paid now have too great a purchas- j iug power? How, under the sun, can any j wage earner vote for the man who de- clares that tho dollars in which we now pay wages buy too much for the man who earns them? New York Threes. j GOOD MAN TO DRIVE, POLITICAL REINS MUST BE IN EX PERIENCED HANDS; An Incideat , Whlcli Happened la Cola ratio la 1893 Thus Serves as aa Object Xcssoa in the Fraseat Campaly a Coa fldencn la a Good Driver. It was In the fall of '95. The na tional panic was on. Banks were fail ing every day in Denver, Kansas City, Omaha, and all over the country. A. group of men from several different states eat on the varanda of the Sun ny Side hotel in Manitou discussing the situation; for it was very serious, "What is the matter, with the country, any way?" said a young lawyer from Denver. "It seems to be scared out of its boots. What is there to be afraid of ? I would like to know." Just,then a four-horse tallyho drove up to the hotel and the driver shouted, "A11 aboard." A party of eight had en gaged the tallyho to take them to the top of Pike's Peak and had paid $40 for the round trip. While these eight passengers were being seated in the big mountain wagon it was no ticed by some of them that Bob Hen derson, who had been recommended by the agent of the tallyho company as one of their trustiest drivers, and who was to drive the party on thisH particular occasion, was not in the driver's seat, but in his stead was a new man who appeared nervous and disconcerted, as if he dreaded the re sponsibilities of the drive. It was ob served, too, that the iorses were con scious of. the new driver's presence. The leaders were tossing their heads, backing around, andotherwise "acting up," as one of the ladies expressed it. "What's the matter with Bob Henr derson?" said one of the party, the gentleman who had been most active in working up the excursion. "Was it not understood that he was to drive this team?" "Yes where is Mr. Henderson?" chimed in two or three ladies, who had been induced to undertake the somewhat risky expedition on the rep resentation, by the agent that Bob Henderson would hold the lines; that he was one of the most experienced drivers in all the mountain country, and that in all these years he had nev er suffered an accident All the morn- ins: there had been more or less-ro sp amongttpusty the other nSiiSSt&Pthe hotel as to the danger or safety of the trip, and in all this gos sip the SRcnt had magnified Bob Hen derson into quite a hero in the eyes of the passengers. And now when they saw that Bob Henderson was not in the driver's seat; that the man who "had been substituted showed by. his. nervous manner that he" had not full confidence in himself, and that eyen the horses were afraid of the new driv er, there commenced to be a panic among the passengers, and one by one they climbed out of the tallyho and refused to ride. The agent said that Bob had fully intened to go, just as had been represented, but in the last hour he had been taken with a seri ous illness, and the new driver had been substituted in his stead. "This driver is all right," explained the agent, "and the horses will be all right as? soon as they get acquainted wiht Tiim." But it was no use. The passengers had learned to believe in Bob Henderson. They had made up their minds that he was safe and that they could trust him; and now under this new arrangement, with a nervous driver, and with the very horses in a panic of distrust, they refused to budge unless Bob Henderson held the lines. "Wait a moment," said the agent, who disapppeared into the hotel and soon returned with the famous "Bob," who announced that his headache was passing away, and that he was able to make the trip. In a moment every passenger was back in his seat and confidence was completely restored. Ah Bob Henderson mounted to his post and took the lines, the refactory leaders struck an attitude of obedience, as if they recognized the master hand. At a crack of the whip the whole team sprung into a gallop and whirled the gay party rapidly along the winding road and up the canyon. A cheer went up from the guests at the hotel. It was answered by a waving ot a handkerchief from the flying coach as it swung round the curves of the mountain road and across the numer ous bridges of the canyon stream. "There's answer to your question," said a Nebraska man to the young lawyer from Denver. "People will not ride unless they have confidence in the driver. Neither will business men of a nation trust their money in business enterprises unless they have confidence in the men who hold the reins of the national government. The panic in this country commenced when Ben Harrison and the Republican par ty were turned out of power. "Put 'em back," said the Nebraska man with energy, "put Ben Harrison or Bill McKinley "or Tom Reed, or any other prominent Republican statesman into the driver's seat and give him the lines, and the business men of the country will climb into the business wagon and the people all over the country will throw up their hats and cheer to see them go." Government is a matter of mind force and business sense. When the business men of the nation see that the best mind and business judgment of the country is in power,, they nave con fidence in its ability, its patriotism and financial judgment, and then they will invest their money, enlarge their enterprises, and that is prosperity. When there is confidence in the gov ernment there is proseprity. When there is doubt or uncertainty, there is; depression. When this depression be comes acute there is panic. The busi ness judgment and the political mind must agree. If the politicians and the agitators lead the people into a way that the business man thinks is dan gerous, the business man will not fol low, but await until the policy of th government Is changed. The men who are managing the in dustries of this country are afraid of the men who are managing the poli tics and the government The result of this fear is to narrow every indus try to. its smallest possible capacity, and that means millions of unem ployed laborers and an under-con-sumption of iarm products. The Democratic orators first talked, this country into fear by threatening to "inaugurate free trade and to de stroy reciprocity if they got Into pow er. When they got into power, the business man, fearing they would ex ecute their threats, trimmed his bus iness down to the narrowest possible limit and then said to these Demo cratic politicians, "Now do your worst, and do it quick; so we can see the. re sult" Now what did these Democrat ic politicians do? After scaring the country with the threats of what they would do, they held it in suspense for two and a -quarter years while they quarreled with the. stubborn president over the. distribution of the spoils and talked the industries of the nation into a panic before they passed the tariff law.. When the business man saw this Democratic tariff law he said: "Well we've, got it at last; now let us make the best of it" He immediately be gan to adjust his -enterprises to suit the changed conditions and Hoped ul timately to enlarge his industries and employ all the labor. But no sooner; had the work of recon structing the industries began than a new set. of Democratic orators opened up on the country with a new scheme which they had not thought of be fore, and now they threaten to read just the money system of the country. Under this new threat business. today stands and waits and wonders what will happen next The mind of the en tire nation is dazed with uncertainty. The suspense in the minds of the peo ple is appalling in its damaging ef fects. When will this, cloud of doubt and uncertainty disperse and pass away? Will the election of Bryan and his congress remove it? No. The sus pense now is on the question of wheth er Bryan will be elected or not When fie is elected the suspense will turn upon the question, "Will these Bryan ites do just what they have promised? When will they do it, and what other new "isms" will they invent to sand wich in with free coinage, free trade, and free riot?" And. when they have finally inaugurated this free coinage scheme, which will be in two or three years from now, the business mind of the country will then still wait in suspense to nee what will be the effect of changing the country from a basis of practical bimetallism, as it is now, to a basis of silver monometallism. Bryan's election means four more years of suspense and four more years of idle lahor and low prices for farm produce. . Sixteen to One Explained. Tho fnllnwintr- prnlnTtatinn nf 1fi in by Sailer & Stevenson, of PhOdiri bill which threatened Phia,js risktvft-s.at sixteen ounces or silver should be wortn as much as one ounce gold. One ounce of standard gold will coin in gold dollars $18.60. Sixteen ounces of standard silver will coin ?18.60 in silver dolars. These sixteen ounces of silver can be bought in the mar kets of the world today for $9.94. There would therefore, be" a profit of $8.66 on an investment of $9.94, being about S7 per cent, if a holder of silver could take it to the mint and coin it without charge into silver dollars. The advocates of free coinage favor a law that will allow any holder of silver bullion or, in fact, silver of any kind (as the latter can readily be melted into bars) the right to take the same to any mint of the United States and convert it into silver coin free of charge, and force 53 cents worth of it upon his creditors as a dollar.' Silver Still Going Down. Baltimore American: One of the most significant and most hopeful s.ns of the decadence of the silver craze came yesterday. Silver went down to 66 cents an ounce, the lowest price for more than a year. The decline has been over three cents an ounce since Bryan's nomination and the great part of this decrease has taken place since Bryan's speech in Madison Square garden. What does this mean? Sim ply that the holders of silver are get ting rid of it and are willing to take the low price. They have very ac curately measured the force of public sentiment; they see the rising tide of "sound money" and the ebb of repudi ation. They are not for free silver from motives of patriotism, but for the profit that will come to them if they could take their silver to the mints, and have it coined into dollars. From the present Indications they will not be able to take it there, and hence they are getting rid of it Which to Choose. Which would the wage earner rather have for a day's work a dollar in silver or a dollar in gold? Which would the pensioner rather have? Which the man who withdraws his deposit from a savings bank? Which would he prefer to be paid to hia family by the insurance company after his death? Which would the farmer rather get for his wheat, his cotton, or his corn? Or the manufacturer for his plows, his boots and shoes, or his clothing? Which would all the world rather have? There Is only one answer to all these questions. Gold. The world would rather have it than silver thirty-two times over. Cincinnati Commercial. A recent. Bryaa song refers to him as "the young Hampden of the West" The likeness was not in the article of mouth, for history tells us that Hamp den seldom made a speech. But at the wind-up, Hampden was killed too dead to skin. We presume, therefore, that in November Bryan will be the young Hampden of the West Troy (Kas.) Chief. ftepnbllcanfl Friends of SIlTer. We have much more silver in use than any country in tho world except India or China $500,000,000 more than Great Britain, $150,000,000 more than France, $400,000,000 more than Ger many, $325,000,000 less than India, .and $125,000,000 less than China. It is not proposed by the. Republican party to take from the circulating medium of the country any of the silver we now have. On the contrary, it is -proposed to keep all of the silver money now in cir culation on a parity with gold by main taining the pledge of tho government that all of it shall be equal to gold. William McKinley in His Letter of Ac ceptance. Bryan's Happy State of Sliad. The theory that free coinage will make and keep the silver dollar equal in value to the gold dollar rests upon 'absolutely nothing but Mr, Bryan's incessantly expressed personal belief. Fixed belief is a happy state of the mind. One of the strongest cases of be lief I ever met with was a man who in flexibly believed that he was the pope of Home and could, if he wonld, ietoh down the moon. He was under treat ment by a specialist for mental pecul 1 larifies. Carl Schurz. 1 BIT OF HfSTORY. WHAT .HAPPENED AFTER JCLEVE . LAND'S ELECTION IN. 1892. Ah Era or Prosperity WhicU "Ilad I.asto.1 for Twenty Years Gave Way to Ono of Depression Some Reasons Why Mc Kinley Should Ho Elocted. - - No country in the world ever en joyed so high a degree of prosperity for twenty years as this one. During that period it was under Republican rule, administered on the basis of sound money and protection to Amer ican industries: But in the fall of 1892 something happened which not only stopped the wheels of prosperity, but turned them the other way, and sent the country on a backward, down hill, headlong rush to ruin. A Democratic president was elected with a Demo cratic majority in congress pledged to the enactment of a free trade tariff. Industry and commerce took in sail to prepare for the storm. Manufacturers curtailed their operations. Imports were largely diminished. The, reve nues of the government fell off alarm ingly. There was a large and growing deficit in the treasury, and the gold reserve, for the first time since the re sumption of specie payments, fell be low the limit fixed by law. Meanwhile the government, under the act of 1890, was puchasing silver bullion at the rate of 4,500,000 onces per month and issuing treasury note3 redeemable in gold to pay for it, thus piling up the gold obligations of the government ,and adding to the already redundant volume of our silver, while the gold reserve, which supported the whole fabric, was rapidly disappearing. The country took the alarm and demanded the immediate discontinuance of the' purchases of silver bullion. President Cleveland called an extraordinary session- of congress. The purchase "clause of the Sherman act was repealed with much difficulty. But with the increas ing deficit in the treasury and the ob structive opposition of the free sil ver senate to all measures for replen ishing the gold reserve, .that redemp tion fund on which rested the whole fabric of the public credit kept dvin dling. - Then, in the face of thiscjjadition of things, the Democratiecongress pro ceeded to feecLthfires nf distrust hv the industries of the country with new embarrassments. Though much' modi fied before Its final passage, it greatly aggravated the difficulties of the treasury by diminishing the revenues and increasing the deficit To main tain the constantly diminishing gold reserve it became necessary, by suc cessive issues of bonds, to borrow $262,000,000 of gold. And in the midst of all these diffi culties of the financial situation re sulting from the tariff policy of the ad ministration, the silver propaganda raised more loudly than ever before the clamor for opening the mints to the unlimited coinage of silver, and organized in every western and south ern state the formidable crusade for the capture of the Democratic organi zation, in which they finally succeeded. No one exaggerates the disastrous ef fects on the public credit of the forced purchases Of vast amounts of silver bullion in excess of the monetary needs of the country, or of Ihe persist ent agitation for free silver backed by the Democratic party ia nearly all the southern aud western states, rein forced by the Republicans froni-.some of the frontier and Rocky mountian states. But the serious part which the Dem ocratic threat of free trade played in bringing about the financial difficul ties of the treasury in 1893 and 1894 is often ignored. But although thus incidentally contributing to the finan cial panic of 1893 and to the business depression which has since followed, it was nevertheless a minor factor in those disturbances. The mischiefs done by the threat of free trade were small compared to the tremendous de rangements of the whole machinery of commerce and industries caused by the threat of free silver. Both these concurring causes of all the calamities and the depression which the country has been undergo ing for the last three or four years are represented in the person of W. J. Bryan, the DemoeratiPopulist can didate for president The zealous champion for free trade and the fanat ical devotee of free silver, he unites in his candidacy all the evils which have afflicted the country since the fall of 1892. Opposed to him as sunlight is to darkness as Ormuzd to Aremanes as is the genius of good to the princi ple of evil stands William McKinley, representing in his record and in the platform of his party the Republican policies of sound money and. protec tion, under which this country flour ished from 1865 to 1892 as no other country ever flourished under the can opy of heaven. He is the embodiment of the spirit and the prophecy of good times coming as Bryan is theJincar nation of the spirit of bad times St Paul. Pioneer Press. What McKinley Stands l?or. The Republican party stands today, as it has always stood, opposed to the continuation of an industrial policy which cripples industries at lionie, robs labor of its just rewards and supplies insufficient revenues to run.Wjgoyern ment. It stands opposed td'gnyJenange in our financial policy which would put us upon a silver basis-and deprive us of tho use of both gold and silver as cur rency. Involved in the contest, too, is that fundamental question of whether we aro to have a government by law. Tho Republican party stands now, as always, for the maintenance of law and order and domestic tranquillity. Wil l;am McKinley. PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS. The following proposed amendments to the "Constitution of the State of Ne braska, as hereinafter set forth in full, are submitted to the electors of the State of Nebraska, to be voted upon at the general election to be held Tues day, Novembfr 3, A. D., 1896: A joint resolution proposing to amend sections two (3), four (4), and five (o,) of article ajx (6) of the Consti tution of the-State of Nebraska, relating to number of judges of the supreme court and their term of office. ttS&aote the Lcla- Section i. Tha section two (2) of article ot JNenrasKa Da amended so as to read aa fol lows: Section 2. The supremo court shall until oinerwiso provriea Dy law. consist of five w junges. u majority or wnom snail be neces sary to rona a quorum or to pronounce aumaoa. it snail navo original jurisdiction in cases relating to revenue, civil cases in wnicn xae s;ate snau be a party, mandamus quo warranto, habeas cornni. and nnth appellate jurisdiction, as may be provided by JUW. Section 2., That section four (4) of article nix pj ot ino uonstiiuiion or tne Stato QiJNebrasza, be amended so a3 to read as fol lows: oeciion i. une judges ot tne supreme tuurs snau oa eiectea Dy ine electors or the state at large, nnd their term of office, ex cept as hereinafter provided, shall be for a period of not less than five (5) years as the ic-Kiaiaiuru may proscrioe. Section 3. 'lhat section fiva (3) of articTe six (6) of the Constitution of the State of Ne- oraaua, to amended to read as follows: Section 5. At the first POnfrn.l olwUnn tn be held in the yiar 1SUS. there shall be elected two 00 judges of. the supreme court one of whom shall be elected for a term of two (2; years, ono for tha term of four (4 years, and at each general election there after, there shall be elected one judge of m aupremB ujuru ior mo lerm or nvo iP) years, unless otherwise provided by inn , i-fouueu, mui. me junges or tho su preme court whoso terms have not expired iuo li no vi uuiumg ma genurai elec tion of 1893, shall continuo to hold their office for the 'remain ier of the term for which they were respectively commjs sioncd. Approved March 29, A. D. 1835. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section thirteen (13) of articlo six of the Constitution of the Stato of Nebraska, relating to com pensation of supreme and district court judges. Be It resolvedly the Legislature of the State of Nebraska : Section I. That section thirteen (13) of article six ($) of the Constitution of the State of Nebraska be amended so as to read as fol lows: Sec 13 The judges of tha supreme and district courts shall receive for their services such compensation as may be provided by law, payable quarterly. The legislature shall at itsnrsl session ater a.S adption of this amendment, three-fifths of- the members elected to ca:-h house concurring, estab'ish their compensation. The compensation so es tablished fchnll not v nhnni'M.1 nfrAnni. --rti'ti- ""C? in four years, and in no event unless two-thirds or tha raembjrs elected to each hauser of tho legislature concur therein. Approved March 39, A. D. 1S95. A joint- resolution proposing to amend section twenty-four (24) of article fiv.e (5) of the Constitution of the State of Nebraska, relating to com-' peusation of the officers of the executive department. Bo it resolved and enacted by the Legislature of thu State of Nebraska: Section 1. Th it section twentv-four f2-0 of article five O) of the Constitutioi of the State of Neuraajia be amended to read as fol lows: Section 24. Tho officers of the executive department of ihe state government shall receive for their services a compensation to bo established by law, which shall be neither increased nor diminished during the torm foj which they shall hive been com missioned and they shall not receive to their own me any fee, costs, interests, ucon nujlic moneys in their hands or under their control, perquuires or orxivjo or otnjr compen sation and all fees that may here after bo payable ny law lor services voi formed br an omcor provided for in this artide shall bo paid in advance into the state treasury. Tho legislature shall ut it j first session alter the adoption of this amend ment, three-fifths of the members elected to each house o" the legislature con curring, establish the s Maries of tho officers named in this article. The com pensation so established shall not be changed oftcner than once ia four years and in no evens unless two-thirds of tho members- elected to each housa of the legislature concur tnercin. Approved March 29. A. D. 1893. A joint resolution proposing to amend section one (1) of article six (6) of tho Constitution of the State of Nebras ka, relating to judicial power. Beit resolved and enacted by the Legisla ture of tha St ito of Nebraska : Section 1. That seetio i on CO of article six C) of tho Caastitution of the Sta o of Nebraska be amended to i cad as follows: Section 1. The judicial power of thi3 stato shall be vested in a supremo court, district courts, county courts justices of the peace. poi. o magistrates, and in such other conns mfeVior to th supremo coutt as may be created by law in which two-thirds of the lticmbe s elected to each house concur. Approved March 29, A.D. 1895. A joint resolution proposing to amend section eleven (11) of article six (6) of the Constitution of the State of Nebraska, relating to increase in num ber of supreme and district court judges. B3 it resolved nnd enacted by the Legislature of the btate or Mouraseu: section 1. Thai section eleven (IY) of article six CO) of the Constitution of the state j of .Nebraska be amendea to rea i as loi lows: Section 11. Tho legis"aturo. whenever two- thirds of thomeuiDers elected to eacn house shall concur therein, may. in or after tho year one thousand ti;ht hundred nd ninety sven and not ottencr mm oneo lu every tuur years. increase tho nuaibcr or judges or su premo and district; courts, and 'The judical districts of tha state. Such districts thall be formed of compact territory, and bounded hr county linos: aud such in crease, or any chanse in tho boundaries of a district, shall not vacate the office of any judge. Approved March 3d, A. J). 1895. A joint resolution proposing to amend section six (6) of article one (1) of- the Constitution of the State of Nebraska, relating to trial by jury. Be it r-Bol ved nnd euncted by tho Legislator of th-i State of Nebraska: Section 1. That section six (fl). articlo one CI) of the Constitution of the Stato of Ne braska be amend d to i id as follows: Section 6. The right of trial by jury shall remain inviolate, but tho legis ature may pro vide that in civil actions five-sixths of the jury ma,- render a-verdi ;t. and tha legislature may al-o amhorizi trial by a jury of a less number than twelve men, in coups inferior to tho dis trict court. Approved March 29, A D. 1895. A joint resolution proposing to amend section one (1) of article five (5) of the Constitution of Nebraska, relat ing to officers of the executive depart ment. Bolt re iol ved and enacted by the Lsgisla ture of tha State of Nebraska: Section 1. That section ono CO of ar ticle five QO of tho Constitution of ihe ttate pr Nebraska be amended to read as fol lows Section L Tho executive department shall consist of a covornor. lientenant-troirernnr. secretary of state, auditor of public accounts. treasurer, suierintendent of public in struction,, attorney general, commissioner of public lands and buildings, and threo railroad commissioners, each ot whom, except tho sail railroad commissioners, shall hold hi3 office for a term oT two years, ft-om tho first Thursday after tho first Tuesday in January, after ms election, and until his successor is elected and qualified. Eah railroad com missioner Bbali hold his office for a term of thmryears beginning on th& first Thursday after tho first Tuesday in January a tor his election, and until his succea sor is elected and quiifled; Provided however. That at tho first general elec tion held after tho adoption of this amend ment there shall bo elected threo railroad SSSuJTiif fSTS JSSSd'S'Sl year, one for the period of two years, and one ror the period of throa Tears. Tho rrnrr. rnor, secretary of state, auditor of pub Ac accounts, and treasurer shall reside at lh .cajUdjurinx theJr teng. rf ejss; taer sEall keep tne public recordv Iook3r sad papers there and shaU perform, such, du tiea.as may be required by law. v , Approve! Marck 30, A. D. 1903. A joint resolution proposing to amend section twenty-six (26) of ar- tide five (5) of the Constitution of the State of Nebraska, limiting the num ber of executive state officers. Be it resolvol and pnacted by the Leg islature of the State of Nebraska: Section L. That section twenty-six OD o article five (5) of the Constitution of the State of Nebraska be amended to read as -follows: . . . Section 28. No other executive state offi cers except those named in section ona CO of this articlo shall ba created txcepf by an act of tho legislature which is concurred Jn by hot less than three-f jurths ot the members elqcted to each house Provided, That any office created by an act of the legislature may be abolished- by tha legislature, two-thirds of the mem bers elected to each hotuo thereof concur- , ring. Approved March 30. A. D.. 1893. A joint resolution proposing to amend section nine (9) of article eight (8) of the Constitution of the State of- Nebraska, providing for the investment of the permanent educational funds of the state. Beit resolved and enacted by the Legisla ture of the Stato of Nebraska: Section 1. That sectioa nine (9) of article eight (8) of the Coostifntiun of the State of Nebiaska be amended to read as fol lows: Section 9. All funis belonging to tho state for educational purposes, tho interest and incomo whereof only are to bo used, shili be deemed trust funds held by the state. and the state shall supply all losses them of that may in any manner accrue, so that the same shall remain forever inviolate and undiminished, ah'd shall not be in vested or loaned except on United States or state securities, or resiscered county bonds or registered scho 1 district bonds of this state, and su:h funds with thi inter est and income thereof are herebv solemn ly pledged for the purposes for whii h they are granted and set apart, and shall not bo transferred to any other fund for other uses; Provided. Tne board crea?o.l by section 1 of this article is empowered to sell from time to time any of the securities belonging to the permanent s -hool fond and invest the proceeds arising therefrom Fn any of the securities' enumerated in this section bear- ing a higher, rate of interest whonever an onDortunTty for "beife"r investinc-t is pre sented; Ana provided runner, 'lbat wnen any warrant upon the state treasurer reg ularly isued in pursuance of an appropri ation by the legislature and secured by the levy of a tax for its payment, shall bo presented to tha state treasurer for ' payment, and there shall" not be any money in ine proper inna to pay sucn warrant, the board created by section 1 of this article may direct the state treas urer to jay tha amouut due on su-h war rant from monoys in his hands belonging to the permanent school fund of the state. and he shall hdd said warrant as an in-, vestment of said permanent school fund. Approved March 29, A. D 1895. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Nebraska by adding a new section to article twelve (12) of said constitution to bo numbered eectiou two (2) relative to the merging of tho government of cities of the metro politan class and the government of the counties wherein such cities are located. Bo it resolved and enacted by the Legis lature of the State of Nebraska: Section 1. That articlo twelve (12) ot the Constitution of the State of Neur.iska bo amended by adding to said article a new sec tion to Le numbered section two (2) to read as follows: Section 2. Tha government of any city of the nietropo tan class and the gov ernment of tho county in which it is located, may bo merged wholly or in part when a proposition so to do has been submitted by authority of law to the voters of such city and county and re ceived Ihe assent of a mnjonty of the votes cast in such city and also a majority of the votes cast in the county ex-tusivo -or thoje cast in su?h metropolitan city at such election. Approved March 29. A. D. 1S93. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section six (6) of article seven (7) of the Constitution of the State of Nebraska, prescribing the manner in which votes shall be cast. Be it resolved and enacted by the Legislat ure) of the-State of Nebraska: Section 1. Tht section six fff) of articlo seven CT) of the Constitution at the Stute or .Nebraska be anicnaea to read us lol lows: Section 6. A' I votes h 11 ba by "bnl.ot. or such other method as may bo prescrii ed by law. provided thi secrecy of voiin be preserved. Approvea Jiarcu j. &. u. io-jj. A joint resolution proposing to ameud sectiou two (2) of article four teen (14) of the Constitution of the State of Nebraska, relative to donations to worlis of internal improvement aud manufactories. Bj it resolved and exacted by tho Leg islature of thu State of Njbraaka: Section 1 That hcc.iau two CO of articlo fourteen (1$) of the Consritu.ion of tl.j state or JNebraska, bo amended to real us follows: oec. 2. No city, county, iown. precinct, municipality, or other suboividun ot tho state, shall ever make di.natim.s to any works of internal imurovuuuat. or manufactory, miles a pr.p-ition so to do 8 hall have been first submitted to tho qualified electors and ratifiot - a two thirds vote at an election by authority of law; Provided. That such donutu ns of a county with the donations of such su: di visions in tho aggregate shall not ex ced ten per cent of tho assesstd valuation of such county; Provided, further, 'lhnt any city or county may, by a three-fourths vote, increase such Indebtedn a five per cent. In addition to such ten oer cent uaA no bonds or evidences of indebtedness so issued shall be valid unless th sumo nh t I hive endorsed thoroon a corttfijato signed by the secretary and auditor of mate. showing that the same is issued pursuant to law. Approved March 29, A. D., 1S93. I, J. A. Piper, secretary of state of the state of Nebraska, do hereby certify that the foregoing proposed amendments to the Constitution of the State of Ne braska are true and. correct copies of the original enrolled, and engrossed bills, as passed by the Twenty-fourth session of the legislature of the State of Nebraska, as appears . from said original bills on file in this loffice, and that all and each of said proposed amendments are submitted to the. .qualified voters of the State of Ne braska for their adoption or rejection at the general election to be held on Tuesday, the 3d day of November, A. D., 1890. In testimony whereof, I have here unto set my hand and affixed the great seal of the State of Nebraska. Done at Lincoln this 17th day of July, in the year of our Lord, One Thou sand, Eight Hundred and Ninety-Six of the Independence of the United States the One Hundred and Twenty Krst, and of this state the Thirtieth. (Seal.) J. A. PIPEB, Secretary of State.