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TEE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE: TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 27, 1896.
IRA.li BAKE, Editor and Pbofbietor SUBSCRIPTION BATES. Ono Year, cash in advance, Six. Months, cash in advance ...... $1.2o. ..75 Cents. Entered at theNorth?latto(Xebras-a)po6tofflceas second-class matter. THE WINNERS OP 1896. JTATIOXAEi TICKET. For President WM. McKINLEY, of Ohio. For Vice President G. A. HOB ART, of New Jersey. STATE TICKET. For Governor JOHN H. MacCOLL. For Lieutenant-Governor ORLANDO TEFFT. For Secretary of State JOEL A. PIPER. For Auditor Public Accounts P. O. HEDLUND. For State Treasurer CHARLES E. CASEY. For Sunt. Public Instruction HENRY R. CORBETT. For Com. Lands and Buildings HENRY C. RUSSELL. For Attorney-General ARTHUR S. CHURCHILL. For Supremo J udjje. Long Term ROBERT RYAN. For Supreme Judge, Short Term MOSES P. KINK AID. . For Regent of State University W. G. WHITMOEE. . LEGISLATIVE TICKET. For Congress, Gth District E. A. CADY. For Senator, 30th District J. S. HOAGLAND. For Representative, 51 District J. H. ABBOTT. COUNTY TICKET. For County Attorney, T. C. PATTERSON. For Commissioner, Third District, JAS.S. ROBBING Chicago and Philadelphia will vie with each other in the matter of republican pluralities.. Each prom ises at least one hundred thousand. Up in the northwest part of this district Bill Greene denied that he was drunk at Sidney. In lying- about the matter Greene makes a bad thing" a great deal worse. McKinley -will carry Missouri if the postal card ballot of the Chi cago Record may be taken as a basis of calculation. As returns come in from every county ot the state Mc Kinley is evidently about to take the lead. Friday's footing was Bryan 8,000, McKinley 7982, a dif ference of onh 18 votes, and a rela tive gain over the preceding- day of of more than 200. Governor Hollomb ispossing- as the friend of the mutual insurance interests, out it is not liKeiy voters will forget that he vetoed the mu tual insurance bill passed by the last legislature. Farmers should remember that Holcomb vetoed the oleomargarine bill, a measure that was favorable to the farmers of the state and against the interests of the South Omaha packers. ' --o Chairman Post, of the republi can state committee says: "Ne braska is unquestionably republi can and will on November 3d be found among the states rocording their verdict on the side of honest money and constitutional govern ment, A most conservative poll of the state, just completed, shows a clear republican majority on both state and national tickets of not less than 18.000." Colonel Pace, -the Lincoln popu list, made a speech the other even ing dowiOh the southern part of the state. In the course of his re marks he said: Who are for us? Not Wall Street, not the bankers, not the Grand Army boys, not the churches, not the fraternal socie ties, not the ". Here he was in terrupted by a man in the audience who exclaimed: "Who are for you? If the monied interests, the christ ian influence and the benevolent institutions are against your party, I want nothing to do with it. -I have been wearing a Br3'an button, but I will do so no longer. I will work and . vote for the republican party, which accordiug to your statement has with it the churches, the fraternal societies, the bid soldiers and the solid "business men." It is notlikelv Colonel Pace will ever forget this rebuke. -The only reason that the bill of The Tribune and the Telegraph for doing the county publishing for three years was greater than that of tire Era for the some period of time was because there was more -publishing to do. We challenge the Era to show that each of the republican papers ever charged more tuan one-halt or one-third of the. legal rates. There were several years in which the Union Pacific company did not pay its taxes within the specified time, and the lands-were advertised by rea son of delinquency of the tax. . This made a big tax-list, but the com pany paid the bill, and not the resi dents of tire county. The Era has not saved the resident tax-payers a cent by reason of it doing the pub lishing. In fact had the commis sioners accepted The Tribune's bid in the years 1892, 1893 and 1894. the county" would have been saved over $2,500. Nothing that the Era caw say will convince the public that it is not a county charge. A writer in the State Journal says the great interest that people liave taken in the present cam paign and especially the enthusi astic interest taken in the republi can campaign has been illustrated in a large number of ways. When A. E. Cady and J.H. MacColl spoke at Gering, Scott's Bluff county, two ladies in the audience shook hands with tlie speakers at the close ot the meeting. They had driven thirty-five miles to be pres ent and immediately at the close of the meeting they started for home and made the long drive during the rest ot the night, in all a trip of seventy miles that they might attend a republican meeting and show their loyalty to the party in which they believed. e o Jack MacColl is by no means a rich man, but he has invested his accumulations of a lifetime in de veloping Nebraska. He is one of the pioneer irrigationists of the state, and his money is in property that represents faith in Nebraska. He wilL be a Nebraska governor through and through, thoroughly identified with the state and its people, and he will have no interests elsewhere so important as to dis tract his attention from Nebraska. Bee. The business-like campaign of Jack MacColl is evidence sufficient to the people of Nebraska that he will be a business-like governor. The pettifogging campaign of mis representation and petty person ality being made by Gov. Holcomb is in line with his past adminis tration, which has been bent entirely to serve his own political ends. There will be no difficulty in choosing between the two, and there is now no doubt that MacColl will lead his opponent by at least ten thousand votes. Ex. A great deal has been said by the popocrats in this vicinity about coercion, but the fact remains that the only genuine, . undisputed in stances where men have been dis charged from their employment in Nebraska are the instances where Mr. Bryan's paper, the Omaha World-Herald, has dismissed effi cient correspondents because it had not been able to persuade them to support Bryan and free silver. In ether words, the only people who have been detected in the work of coercing employes are the ones who are attempting to raise a racket over alleged coercion by sound monev men. Bee. Tommy Watson is still raising hades with the popocracy of Georgia. The pop leaders are openly coming out for the support of the McKinley electoral ticket as the only thing left in honor for the middle-of-road pops to do, in view of the scardalous way the demo cratic state committee treated them. The Palmer and Buckner democrats are also breaking away from their organization and declar ing their intention to "go the whole hog" and vote squarely for McKinley and Hobart. The popo crats are getting scared by the racket the- liave raised by their cruelty to their fellow citizen, Tom Watson. Journal. Some of Bill Greene's strongest supporters in other parts of the district are inclined to disbelieve the report that .his judgeship was drunk while in Sidney recently, and others go so far as to deny it aud stamp it as a falsehood manu factured from whole cloth. Now, the facts in the' case are that Bill was drunk while in Sidney, and was buying budge in quantities of pints and quarts at regular and frequent intervals. No one of his most ardent supporters and ad mirers in this town can be found who has the temerity to deny this assertion, and a number can be found among the populists who intend to vote the straight populist tickst with the exception of con gressman and the' do not hesitate to give as their reason for this exception Greene's drinking habits. Sidney Telegraph. . Secretary J. Sterling Morton was hung in effigy in Virginia the other day because he dared to express his sentiments on the financial teach ings ot Bryan and the Chicago con vention. In speaking the subject Mr. Morton said: "The finance which they teach is entirely con federate fiat. In the southern con federacv the same leaders who are now in command of the picket sruards for free silver at 16 to 1 were leading financiers, and Harris, Pugll; Morgan and other confed erate generals now in command of the Bryan campaign seem to desire to accomplish by false finance that which they failed to bring about by arms national dishonor and dis grace." This was too sharp a thrust at the truth to suit the. southern spirit, and they wreaked vengence on an effig, which does not in the least disconcert the doughty Nebraskan, and only convinces-3) i 01 that he made a center shot with Ms remark. Ex. STATE RECORDS TALK. Correcting "More of. Governorflol coinb's 3Iisrepresentations, GIVE 0EEDIT WHEBE DUE. The Governor Flays Little Part In the Transaction of Business An Unjust Fight on Superintendent Corbett General Churchill and Mntnal Insurance. Lincoln, Neb.", Oct. 24. At the ba ginning of the last week of the cam paign the atmosphere of the state capi tal has a decided tinge of republican confidence in the outcome, and no re publican connected with the manage ment of 1 he canvas has any reason to change his estimate of a liberal re publican majority for the entire ticket. Populists are basing some hopes on the trip which their candidate will make through the central part of the state November 2, but there is every reason to believe that republican sentiment is bo perfectly crystallized that it cannot be shaken at any point by Mr. Bryan's flyiug tour. There are indications that the mana gers of the democratic-populistic cam paign have little hope of carrying the state for Bryan, and are preparing to hedge and make a strong bid for sup port for Holcomb during the last week of the campaign. Already reports have been xeceiyed from a number of coun ties statiug that the popocrats and dem opops are offering to give McKinley votes in exchange for Holcomb votes, aud while it is not probable that many republicans are disposed to make the exenange, it is nevertheless not amiss tn caution them against such trades. The state is good for a major ity for tho entire ticket, national and 6tate, aud it will be wise for every re publican to vote his ticket, straight in stead of considering trading proposi tions. So fai as Governor Holcomb is con cerned, lie has been ruuuiug a campaign strictly for himself for a couple of mouths past, and has had campaigners out working in his personal interest. His leading card has been a misrepre sentation of republican state officials and a glorification of himself. His rep resentations in regard to state educa tional funds have been referred to in a previous letter, wherein it was shown that the credit of the management aud investment of the permanent school fund has been entirely due to the re-" publican officials who comprise the board, aud of which tho governor is merely the presiding officer. So there is nothing in that. That Two Hundred Thousand Dollars. Governor Holcomb aud some of his speakers have been very industrious in telling the voters of the state how he has saved two hnudred thousand dollars by his careful and economical adminis tration of affairs. In the first place there has been no such saving. The appropriations of the last legislature were pared down so that no such saving could be effected, the business of the various departments and state institu tions already being on an economical basis when Holcomb came into office. He does not, iu fact, have the disposi tion of any state funds except those ap propriated for tbe maintenance of his own office. He has the appointment of heads of most of the state institutions, but he lias little to say as to how the funds for these institutions shall be expended. Supplies for the state and all of the state institutions are purchased by tho board of purchase and supplies, on competitive bids, and contracts are awarded to the lowest bid der. The conduct of the various insti tutions is entirely in the bauds of the board of public lands and buildings. It will be found upon the closest investi gation that the interests of the state have beeu carefully consulted by these boards, and so far as Governor Hol comb's voice and vote havo gone, he has been equally considerate. There is no iu timation to tho contrary. But when the governor takes to himself the credit for an impossible saving, and re flects upon his brother officials iu the same couuection, it is as well that the facts should be stated and generally un derstood. A Campaign of Misrepresentation. During the past few weeks of the campaign there is a still stronger jten-' dency of the populist press and speak ers to break over the barriers of truth and make unfair attack upon some- of the republican candidates. To tho credit of republicans it can be said that they have not made this sort of a cam paign,1 and have not even shown a disposition to retaliate, believing that the tiuth will be found out before election day and that justice will pre vail at the outcome. State Superintendent Corbett is one of the officials who has been subjected to attacks which h .ve no foundation in truth, reason or jpstipe. . If the charges made against him by a few personal enemies ever required any refutation, it has been given positively-and publicly long ago over the signatures of men and women of the highest standing in the state. Among these are the former' superintendent of the Omaha public schools; Chancellor Caufield, formerly of the Nebraska stateuniversity, and Hon. O. H. Mor rill of the board of regents of the state university. These have all shown most positively thatMr. Corbett's course has been above all reasonable censure, while his administration of Jjis impor tant office has called forth the highest praise from every intelligent source. The people of Nebraska, who appreciate him for the gentleman that he is and for tho splendid work-that he has given to the office of state superintend ent of public instruction, will do him justice at the polls and the majority tbt b.9 will havo will be a rebuke to slander and $ complete vindication ot his coarse as a man and as an official. Attorney General Cburchih' is an other official who has beeu attacked by willful misrepresentations. This attack is led by the officers of the Farmers' jilutnal Insurance company, which was refused a certificate to do busiuess by the state auditor upon tho opinion of the attorney general. The company brought suit in the supreme court, by mandamus, to compel the auditor to is sue a certificate, but tho writ was re fused by the court. This is the extent of GenChurchilPs,,bcstiiity" to the mu tual insurance law. He is not i n posi tioii to help or hinder these corporations, be ing a mere interpreter of the law, sworn to uphold it, and in no sense, its ex ecutor. His general course has been one of friendliness to mutual insurauce, and be has. not at any lime played into the hands of the; old-line companies. As sertions to the'eontrary are utterly and absolutely false, made with the inten tion to deceive, and for the purpose of wreaking personal revenges upon a faithful and competent official. Iioolc Oat For Eleventh-Hour Roorbacks. It ought not to be necessary to cau tion voters against the "eleventh-hour roorback." But it will be remembered that th6 campaign just closing will be noted for the fakes and forgeries that have been put out by tho democratic managers and newspaper press, to be reprinted aud reiterated aud circulated long after their true character had been exposed. Hence it is not too much to expect that some new canard will be sprung during the last few days before election. Naturally this would be the last card of the desperate managers of a desperate campaign. The fight is already won for the re publican state aud national ticket. It only remains for republicans to be vigi lant and keep up au aggressive, canvass until the close of election day, to make the victory one that will be memorable for generations to come. THAT BALLOT CONTROVERSY. Secretary or State Piper's Decisions Are Sustained By the Supreme Court. The facts in regard to the controversy' between the two wings of the demo cratic party in Nebraska have been gen erally understood, and it is due to Sec retary of State Piper that the public should be correctly informed. It started in 18 W when the "gold bug" democrats bolted the convention that nominated Holcomb, the bolters nominating a state ticket with P. D. Sturdevaut for gov ernor. Secretary Piper refused to put the names upon the ballot except by petition. A petitiou with five hundred names was secured and tho names were placed upon the official ballot us "demo crats by petition." This ticket iu the election of 1891 polled more than one per ceut of the vote of the state. This gave the bolting wing of the democracy Standing as a party. Iu 1895 the. "gold bug" democrats nominated T. J. Mahouey for supreme judge. When his certificate of nomina tion was filed three days remained in which to file a protest against putting his name on the official ballot. After five days had elapsed a protest was filed. Secretary Piper was then estopped by law from cousidering the protest, bqt desiring to be fair he agreed to stipulate a test case to the supreme court, which decided that M:ihouey could appear on the ballot as a democrat. As a matter of fact he had polled two votes to every oue polled by the "silver" democrat for the same office. This year the same "gold bug" organ ization nominated a state ticket. The "silver" democrats protested. Secretary Piper decided that the "gold bugs" had tho right to appear on the ballot as demo crats. The "silver" democrats appealed to the supreme court, which not only sustain-ed Secretary Piper in this ono particular, but also as to every other decision. So it will be seen tljat those who attempted to make political papital against the secretary of state started out too early. Indeed, it ie a great feather iu the cap of Secretary Piper, whose caro ful and law-abiding methods have been of great value to the state in many in stances. CORBETT IS COMMENDED. Opposition Newspapers Denounce the Methods of His Detractors. If any candidate on the republican state ticket is elected, that one wjll be Sfate Superintendent Corbett, and it will be largely because the people de spise contemptible campaign methods, especially when employed against an efficient public officer. A contemporary lately described a certain court decision in Gage county as reversing au important ruling of the state superintendent ou a point of school law. On investigation wo find that the ruling iu question was sus tained instead of reVersed, and fu nq case has a single decision of that officer been overruled by the courts during the present administration. We fiud that Mr. Corbett is very pop ular ainoug teachers aud school officers and they speak of his work as strong and progressive. We believe the fool ish charges against him have been trumped up by a little clique of per gonal enemies, and we regret that any of the people's party papers sljQnld make the political blunder pf giving t'lieifi publicity.. Thousands of populists- who believe in fair politics will rebuke such methods with their votes. The people's party is making a strong, but fair fight for principle, and will not be betrayed into indecent attacks by a desire to gain spoils of .office. Waverly Watchman (populist). Heuiy R. Corbett's majority for state superintendent will bo a rebuke to those who think Nebraska voters can be fpoled by spi te f ul slanders. He deserves re-aleptjon upou his excellent adminis tration, which has'bDen one qf tjje most successful and progressive that offlce has ever known. Nebraska State Dem ocrat (democrat jo.) Populists Denounce a Bishop. One ofhe banners carried in a Popu lis parade at Dayid City a few days ago expressed the sentiment that Phop Newman is one of satan's chosen few.' .This will be something of a surprise to thousands of earnest' Christian! people who liave long Relieved that the yenpr: able bishop is a reasonably good BW: It all comes from the spirit of intoler ance which declares that preachers should sit idly by while a dishonest sys tem of finance is fastened upon tho country. St. Paul Bcjrablican. TILLMAN'S VALUE. Representative Brumm of Pennsyl vania, who is a -candidate for re-election to congress In the Thirteenth dis trict, says that he will contribute $100 to Senator Tillman's- expenses if the Popocratlc managers will agree to keep him talking In Schuylkill county until election day, and it is admitted that there is some silver sentiment in Schuylkill, too. Mr. Brumm is right. Tillman is a great vote-winner for the other fellows. He succeeds in leaving behind him a trail of disgust and con tempt wherever he speaks in Pennsyl vania. Brag and rant and lie have been the , programme of this United States senator. "I have dared any man on the face of the earth to meet me in joint debate, but they are slow in coming," he shouted at the Mount Holly fair the other day. This kind of mendacious vaunting may be well received in the Tillman strongholds of South Carolina, but In Pennsylvania his audiences know how he has been worsted in joint debate by local tal ent and that no public man of standing would belittle himself by engaging In a wrangle with Tillman. In haranguing the Schuylkill miners Tillman is heard at his worst. If his character were not so well known he would be a dangerous man, some of his ravings being of a nature to incite the ignorant among his auditors to riot and pillage. Representative Brumm had Tillman's incendiary talk in mind when he expressed a wish to keep him in the district until election day. In his speeches he has declared that "the south will not submit much longer to oppression." "I tell you, blood will flow, and look out for it," was another pf his expressions. The miners get such advice from him as this: "If your bosses ask you to vote for McKinley, tell them to go straight to hell, and see that they go, too." In any other times than these, when it is the part of wlsr dom to let a demagogue have all the rope he wants, Tillman's utterances would be considered as unlawful as the mouthings of .Most used to be when anarchy was a profitable profession in New Yprk. New York Sun. WILL WORKINSMEN SEEK THEM? When Mr. Wilson and Mr. Bryan, In the Fifty-third congress, opened our markets freely to foreigners, they re peated to a gullible people the old In junction of the free traders to Amer ican manufacturers, "do out and seek the markets of the world." In making the new arrangement of tariffs, some valuable markets that had been secured by reciprocity were closed. For three years our manufacturers have known what seeking the markets of the world means, with their own home market deluged with foreign products. Owing to the serious prostration of industry and blight upon all business enterprises sinpe 1892, when the promise of free trade was sure to be fulfilled, a vast army of workers has been obliged to "seek the markets of the world" tq sell their labor. How badly they have, succeeded every well-informed .man knows. Although those laboringmen and skilled workers who still desire to elect a free trade president and free trade congressmen are by no means numer ous, there are still enough for the use of cheap demagogues who say that this or that manufacturer will hire no man who proposes to vote for Bryan. Whether the statements 5f this kind be true or false, the men who make them do not see beyond the ends of their noses. For it must be evident that any man whp wishes to see an other free trade adminjstration. in this country is anxipug "to seek the mar kets pf the world;" and' he PH?nt t(? have that privilege even in the sale of his labor. Those who desire to wprk in Amer: lean factories at -American wages will not cast a vote for Bryan and free trade. AH who want to sell their la bor in the markets of the world, as the manufacturers were bid to do, will sup-? port Bryan, and they will have a de lightful time of It if he should chance to be elected. Hochester Democrat phe first few minutes of a fire is the griticai time a quarter of a minute is worth saving, Millions may be lost in that time, When anyone is sick every instant is precious, particularly at the be ginning before disease gets any headway. When you first begin to feel Mbejqw the mark " ; when you are not getting all the strength you need out of j-our food, when you are languid and indisposed, it is time to try the toning, strengthening effect of Pr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discover. It " extinguishes " disease by making rich, health blood, full of the life-giving red corpuscles which drive out disease and flood the vital organs with fresh vitality. . Every disease which has its seat jji the blood is cured by thjs marvelous '' Dis covery " alter all other remedies have failed, Its effects seem little short Of miraculous in curing obstinate, chronic throat and bronchial difficulties aud even consumption: " Run-down " people, delicate women, pale and puny children gain flesh, strength, color and nerve force by using this marvelous " Discover." It docs riot make flabby fat like so many " enml--sions," but hard, healthy, muscular tis sues. At all medicine stores. ' CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS. The follorng proposed amendments to the Coustitutidn of ths State of Ne braska, as hereinafter set fortjji in full, are submitted to the electors of the State of Nebraska, to be voted upon at the general election to ba held Tugs day, Novemblr 3, A. D., 1890: A joint resolution proposing to amend sections two (2), four (4), and five (5.) of article sx (6) of the Consti tution of the State of Nebraska, relating 1 to number of judges of the supreme court and their term of office. Beit resolved and enacted by tho Legisla ture of the State of Nebraska: Section 1. That section two (2) of article six (O of the Constitution of the fctate of Nebraska ba amonded so a to read as fol lows: Section 2. Too supreme court shall until otherw.se proviied by law. consist of five (5) judges, a majority ol whom shall be nece sary to form a quorum or to pronounce a decision. I; shall have original jarisdi-tion in cases relating to revenue, civil cases in which the state shall be a party, mandamus, quo warranto, habeas corpus, and sufh appellate jurisdiction, as may be providod by law. Section 2. That section four (4) of article six Qj) of the Constitution of the State oiteorasKa, be amenuoasoas to readasiol lows: Section 4. The judges of tho supreme court snau ue elected 07 me electors or tne stato at larce. and their term of office ex cept as hereinafter provided, shall be for a period, or not less tnan nve (j) years as the lopislatnre may prescribe. Section 3. That section Ave (5) of nrtio'e six (o; or tno (Jonatitution or ino state oz Ne braska, ho amended to read as follows: Section 5. At the first eeneral election to be held in tho year 1S36. there shall be elected two 09 judges of the supreme court one of whom shall bo elected for a term of two (2) years, one for the term of four (4) years, and at each general election there after, there shall be elected one judge of the supremo cjurt for the term of five (o) years, unless otherwise provided by law: Provided, that the judges of the su preme court whoo terms have not expired at the tine of holding the general elec tion of 1893. shall continue to hold tboir office for the remainder of the term for which they were respectively commis sioned. Approved March 29, A. D. 1803. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section thirteen (13) of article six of the Constitution of the .State of Nebraska, relating to com pensation of supreme and district court judges. Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State 01 .Nebraska : Section I. That section thirteen 13) of oruciuaiA. loi jl iu i vAiusiibiikiuu ui ma ouiu HT-I 1-1 J-J I - 1 ojl xiuurujiu uu aiueuueu au us iu tcuu iu ioi lows : Sec. 13 The iudtrea of the supreme and district conns shall receive for their servica-i such compensation as may be provided by law, payable quirterJy. The legislature shall at its first session alter- ine aaopuon 01 ims amenument, three-fifths of tho members elected to ea.-h house concurriu', establish their compensation. Tho compensation so es tablished shall not be changed oftener than once in four years, and in no event unless two-thirds ol the niembjrs elected to each house of the legislature concur therein. ApprovoJ March S3, A- D. 1805. 'A joint resolution proposing to L amend section twenty-four (24) of article five (5) of the Constitution of the State of Nebraska, relating to com pensation of the officers of the executive department. Be it resolved and enacted by the Legislature gi tho fatatH or .Nebraska: Section 1. 'J hit section twentr-four CJ4) pt article five k of tha Oousututioi bt the State qt Neurasitu be amendjd to read as fol lows: Section 24. The officers qf th.e executive department of the s.ato government shall receive for their services a compensation to bo eitabhshjd by law. whi h shall be neither incr ased nor diminished during the term for which they shall hive been com missioned au i they sh ill not receive to their own use auy feu, costs, interests, uou pu die moneys in their hands or under th.ir control, perquisites of ofSjo or othjr compen sation and all foes tht my here after bo pajcblc hv law fjr services performed b an offi or provide! for in this arti le shall be paid in advance into the state treasury. The legislature ahull at its first .session atter the adoption of this amend ment, threj fifths of the members eloctod to each house of tho legislature con curring, establish the silnries of tho officers named in this artide. Tho coin-pen-ntion so us.nblishcd shall not be changed oftener thiu once iu four years and in no event unless two-thirds or tho members elected to each housa of the legislature concur therein '" 1 Approved March 29 A. D. 1805. A joint resolution proposing to amend section one (1) of article six (Q) of tho Constitution of the State of Nebrasr ka, relating to judic al power. Bait re-:o'vel and enacted by tno Legisla ture of th St u f 2obraka Section 1. Tint soctjo 1 on (0 of article six CO) of thQ Coustitatioa of thoSta oqf Nebraska po amended to cad as foi.ovvs ; Sjction 1. Tho judi.-inl pqwor qf this state phall be vested in a supreme court, district courts, county couriS justices of tho pea O. po'i e magistrates, and in sui-h other conr. 3 inferior to th .npromo coait as may bo coned by law in which two-thirds of the niembc s elected to each house concur. Approved March 20, A- D. 1835 A joint resolution proposing to amend section eleven (11) of article six (6) of the Constitution of tho State of Nebraska, relating to increase in num her gf supremo .and district court judges. it reso'.vo J and enacted by the Legislature of tho State or Nebraska: tectioa 1. Tliat section eleven (11) of article six (6) of ihj Constituflbn of the btate of Nebraska be amended to read as fol- " Section 11. The legis'aturo. whenever two thirds of tho members elected to each house shall concur therein, may. in or i.fier the 3 ear one thousand tiht hundred ud uinety-s -von and not oftener thin .u so in overy four years, increase tho mtufcer of judges of su premo and district courts, and the judical districts of the state. Sui-h districts thill be ' forme'd 'of oOmtiact ' territory, and pounded ly county lines: aud' du'"h iii prease, 'or any cljang'fl in the boundaries pf a district, shall not vacate the olflce of any judge. Apprqved March 33. A. p. 135. 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.Bolved and iactd by the Legislature of tin St r-to of Nebraska: Section I. That section six (6). nrtlcle one (1) of the Constitution of the Stato of Ne braska be amend d to i id as follows: ' Section 6. 'lho rishc of trial by jury shall reniairt inviolate, bu tho legis ature -maj pro vide tfnt in c$vii aetions five-sixths of tho juij ma.- rend-: a Verdi it. and tha Ipglslaturq may bImj au horlz stria' by a jury of a ieas numbdr than twelve mca.-Jin con s inferior iq the dis tmt'eourt. . Approved March 23, ADUS93. 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. Bo it re wived and enacted by the Legisla ture of the Sta e of Nebraska: 'ction 1. That section ono (1) of nr ncre flve'GOcf th'j Cousti.ulion or-'Vhe state Jrtebrifcjka. be amended' fo; rtaduas 1fot- Section L The executive department shall consist of a' governor, Ifeutcnant-gqvernqr, secretary of state, auditor qf pub f c account treasurer, sur orintendent of pnbUc in struction, attorney general,, commissioner of public lands and buildings, and threo railroad commissioners, each ot whom, except the eail railroad commissiodors. shall hold bis offico for a term of two years. f-oui the first Thursday after the first Tnijln.r in .lannarv. after his election, and until his successor Is elected and qualified. Ea-n railroad com miisionerBhalj hold bis office for a term of three years beginning on the first Thurs lay after the first Tuesday in Ja inary a tor his eloition. and until his succes csr '2 eloaul anl out ified; P.ovidqd. -however, (That at; thai first ccnqnjl ;eiec tion held after the1 adotia- of tithis "amend nient there hair bo elected threo raiftroad Cdnimissionerx one tor tno penoa ot ona yea?, one for the peri6d "of two years, arid Ono for tha p jriod'pf tjjruii years. The gpv j ernor. secretary ot state, auditor of pub- ! 11c accounts, and treasurer shall reside at f tho casUal djxinj their term, Qf office; shall keep the public record), hooks and papers there and shall perform such du ties as may be required by law. Approve! March 30, A. D. 1895. A joint resolution proposing to amend section twenty-six (26) of ar- tide five (0) of the Constitution of the State of Nebraska, limiting the num ber of executive state officers. Be it resolve! and enacted by the Leg islature of the State of Nebraska: Section 1. That section twenty-six (26) of article five (5) of tho Constitution ot the State of Nebraska bo amended to read as follows: Section 20. No other executive state offi cers except thoso named in sevtion one (1) of this article shall be created, except by an act ot tho legislature which is concurred in by not less than three-f jurths ot the members elected to each house thereof; Provided, That any office created by au act of the legislature may be abolished by the legislature, two-thirds of the mem bers elected to each house thereof concur ring. Approved March 80, A. D.. 1835. A joint resolution proposing toT 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. Be it resolved and enacted by the Legisla ture of the State of Nebraska: Section 1. That sectio-i nine (9) of article eight (S) of the Constitution of the State of Nemaska be amended to read as fol lows: Section 0. All funis belonging to the state for educational purposes, the interest and income whereof only are to be used, sh.ill be deemed trust funds hold by the state, and the state shall supply all losses there of that may in any manner accrue, so that the same shall remain forever inviolata and undiminished and shall not be in vested or loaied except on United Stated or state se -unties, or registered county bonds or registered school district bonds of this state, and such funds with th? inter est and income thereor are hereby solemn ly pledged for tho purposes for whi-h they are granted and set apart, and shall not be transferred to any other fund for other uses; Provided. Tho board created by section of this article is empowered to sell from imoto'tfme any 'of tho securities belonging to the pernrinont 9 hoof fund and ihvesp the proceeds arising therefrom' in any 'of tha securities enumerated in this section bear ing a hizher rate of interest whonever an opportunity for bptter Investment' ijj pro sppted' And provided farther, That when any warrant upon the state treasurer reg ularly issued in pursuance of an opproprjr ation by the legislature and secured by the levy of a tx for its paymont. shall bo presented to tho state treasurer for payment, and thero shall not bo any money in tho proper fund to pay such warrant, the board created by sejtion 1 of this artic e mty direot the stato treas urer to pay th amount duo 011 su-h war rant from moneys in his hands belonging to tho permanent schoil fund of the state, and bo shall hjld said warrant as an in vestment of sa:i 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 tyrelye (12)) of said constitution to fee numbered eptio. two (2) relative to the nierghig pf th.e government of cities of tho metro politan class and the government of the counties wherein such cities are located. Be it resolved and enacted by the Legis lature of the Stato of Nebraska: Section 1. That nrtielo twelve (12) of the Constitution of the State of Nuunska be amended by aildi'ig to said article i new sec tion to 1 e numbered section two (2) to read as follows: Section 2. Tho government of any city of the metropo tan class and tha gov ernment of the county in which it is located may be merged wholly or in part when a proposition so to do has been submitted by autho:ity of law to the voters of such city and county and re ceived the assent of a majority of tho votes cast in such city and also a majority Of the votei cast in the county1 extusive of thojo cast in su-di metropolitan' city at such election. ' ' tt " Approved March 29, A. D. 1E9 A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section six (6) of article peven (7) of tho Constitution of the State of Nebraska, prescribing the manner in which votes shall he cast. Be it rojolved and enncted by the Legislat ure of the State of Nebraska ; Section I Tint section six (6) ot nrtielo seven () of ihe Constitution of tha Stato of Nebraska bo amended to read as fol lows: Section 6. A I votes h ill ba by ' ballot, or such other metho.l as may be prescritod by law provided th sujrecy of vo.ing bo preserved. Approved March 29. A D. 1893. A joint resolution proposing to gmeud septiou tnyo (2) of artiple. four: teen (14) of tho Constitution of the State of Nebraska, relative to donations to worlts of internal improvement and manufactories. Bj it resolved and exacted by the Leg islature of th- Statu of Nebraska: S-ction 1 That scc'ion two (2) of article fourteen (14) of thj Constitu.ion of tho State of Nebraska, be amended to real as follows: ' 'Sec. 3. No city, county. ovn, precinct, municipality; or other HHo-tividon of lho fixate, 'dhalt ever mko UtmutWns to anS" works 3 of internal" iranrovem jut.' 6r manufact ryr uhlis,!' a pr.p -ition go t)5 do shall have been firt snLini.ted to thq qualified elejtqrs, an.l rntifijl by a fwq thirds vofo'at an election by autlprjty of Jaw; Proylded. TTJuf ucty donations pt a pounty with hu donations qf snc'i .suUh, visions in ihp aggregate r-liall not exceed ten per cent of tho assessed vulu;ition ot such county; Provided, further, lh-it any city or county may, by a three-fourths vote, increase nn h imlohk-dn-ss five per cent, in addition to such tt-n Der cent and no bonds or evidences of indebtedness so issued shall l e vtidd unless th same xhi 1 hive endorsol thireoa a cortifliate signed by the secri h.ry a.:d audi or of state. Knowing that thj same is issuol pursuant to law. Approved Msrch 9, A. D., 1S03. J, J. A. Piper, secretary of state pf the state pf Nebraska, do hereby certify that the foregoing proposed amendments to the Constitution of the Stato of Ne braska are true and correct copies of the original enrolled and engrossed bills, as passed by tho Twenty-fourth session of the legislature of the State of Nebraska, as appears from said original bills on file in this office, and that all and each of said proposed amendments are submitted to the paljfied 'voters of tho Sta'tp of braska fpr their adoption or rpjctioji at the general election tq bp held gn Tuesday, tho 3d day of November, A, D.,-1890. Iu testimony whereof, I have here unto set my baud and affixed tuo great seal of the State of Nebraska. Done at Lincoln this J7th d3y of July, in the year of our Lord, One Thou sand, Eight Hundred and Ninety-Six, of ilje pidependence of the United States the Pno Hundred and' 1'j.vpntx first, and of thjs state tho Tbirtieth (SeaL) T. A. PIPER, Secretary of Slate. thev