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IRA.li BAKE, Editor and Pbofbietor
Ono Year, cash in advance,
Six. Months, cash in advance
...... $1.2o.
..75 Cents.
Entered at theNorth?latto(Xebras-a)po6tofflceas
second-class matter.
For President
WM. McKINLEY, of Ohio.
For Vice President
G. A. HOB ART, of New Jersey.
For Governor
For Lieutenant-Governor
For Secretary of State
For Auditor Public Accounts
For State Treasurer
For Sunt. Public Instruction
For Com. Lands and Buildings
For Attorney-General
For Supremo J udjje. Long Term
For Supreme Judge, Short Term
For Regent of State University
For Congress, Gth District
For Senator, 30th District
For Representative, 51 District
For County Attorney,
For Commissioner, Third District,
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.
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.
Correcting "More of. Governorflol
coinb's 3Iisrepresentations,
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
" 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. '
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
Section 2. That section four (4) of article
six Qj) of the Constitution of the State
oiteorasKa, be amenuoasoas to readasiol
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
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
Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State
01 .Nebraska :
Section I. That section thirteen 13) of
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
' '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
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,
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.

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