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Jan. 2S 107.
a THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT. SUGAR L0B5V ROASTED Legislative Members and Emp'oyts Fathom the Significance of the Meetit g. They KoaadlvIRoaat KMMwaJjjid the Committee ,&eiit"llltlir to InHiifliue Legislation for a Beet Sugar Bounty in 1 . .' Nebraska. T ho beet sugar lobby mot with a re ception hint evening that was more . noted for its warmth than for it cor diality. The members of the committee had come down to Lincoln in full force, headed by Howwatcr, ex-(Jovernor Furnas, W, N. Nusou of Omaha and J. B. Cessna of llastir gs, like ronrinj? lions, seeking whom they might devour. They appointed a meeting lust evening in re presentative hall, to which all state oflicTH and legislators were invited, and announced it tobetbeiriutentiou to" ex- 1 plode" with rebounding reverberations the loaded claim that the Nebrunka suirar factories are members of the octopinn suirar trust. They have been delegated to thin work, tho.v said, br the Grand Inland conrentic A the beet sugar grower's association, having been appointed as a committee on legislation. Ex-Cloveriior Furnat presided and Judge Cessna opened the matinee with an argument in favor of the sugar bounty as necessary to the encourage ment of the infant industry in this state At tha close of hi remarks he submitted the following resolution: 'Hesolved, That we respectfully urge upon the congress of the United (states the restoration of the duty upon sugar which was in force prior to lb'.K), or to impose ftich import duties as will effect ively protect the American sugar pro d liners from the ruinous competition of . sugar exporting nations and from the equally ruinous monopolization of the suirar trusts." There were quite a number of members of the legislature present, but they were not of the stripe t he bounty beggars had expected, and alter discussion the resolu tion was unceremoniously rejected. And during the discussion these gentlemen, who had assumed to ome'to Lincoln and call a public meeting for the pur Eose of storming the reform citadel in ehalf of the sugar trust, were roundly roasted and seemed to deserve it more thn they did to enjoy it. ' Representative Stebbins of Lincoln county administered a mild roast .to Cessna Rosewater was thunderstruck with as tonishment. He thought there must certainly be some mistake. Those who voted tho resolution down must have done so from a suspicion thnt it favored the sugar trust, when in fact it was di rected against the trust. Then Representative Stebbins waded into Rosewater and denounced him for having appeared in the meeting to in fluence legislation in behalf of the sugar bounty. He had noticed, he said, that during the agitation of many public questions uose water bad always been on the side that brought him the most money. Rosewater was kept busy denying the insinuations and charges of his energetic assailant, and when he proposed a re consideration of the resolution, the pr position was rejected. It was evident that the sentiment was greatly against 1 the proposed bonuty. The lobby had not been at work long enough and hudn t sent enouffh ngents. W. G. Whitmore of Vally submitted a resolution calling upon the legislature to encourage by suitable legislation the building ot new factories. L. A. Ueltzer of Omaha moved to amend by providing that a bounty sys- tern be not adopted in doing so. This amendment was carried but during the discussionvJenkihs of Jefferson spoke in behalf of the bounty and Horner of Uawson favored a bounty for new motorics only. The motion as amended was thereup on adopted. The meeting was about to break up wheu Secretary Nason submitted a reso lution declaring the state morally and legally under obligations to pay the bounty claims that have accrued during the past two years. This arrested the movement to retire and brought out a number of pointed responses. Major Llelten, custodian of the senate. denounced the members of the commit tee as political tricksters seut in to and influence legislators. Judge Cessna responded by roasting T : . 1 1 1 i:.. . n uieueu uuu imiuiiiif r iirnas. Zimmerman of York protested against the treatment bnug given the commit tee and managed to restore order and allowed Rosewater to introduce a reso lution calling for an investigation by the legislature of the complaints against the Ox nan Is. He also took occasion to de nounce a reference to him by Representa tive Dobson in the house the previous day. in which the report was referred to wherein he and Roggen had conspired to make Oxnard seuator from South Da kota. He said the charge was unjust and unfair, ana the story a myth. Rosewater was givingthitnself a de cidedly flattering recommendation when 11. D. Rhea calmly and impudently in quired whether or not the Union Pacific railway company had not paid him large sums of money for his support on cer tain measures. Rhea said he had been so informed by au attorney ior the Union racinc Rosewater indignantly denied the as sertion and vehemently declared that neyer in his life had he accepted a dollar tnat ne nna not nonestiy earned, and lny one who said he had was a liar. Rhea pushed his catechism a little rarther, bat Rosewater continued to de iy and to combat by telling how much taxes he paid and how he had liberally donated to various institutions. He bad always paid hisshareof the bounties willingly. Stebbins said that only forty-two members of the Grand Island beet sugar convention had favored a bounty and tnat ttoeewaier auenaea it in tne inter No fits after first day's use of Dr Kline's Great Nerve Restorer. Free f 2 rial bottle and treatise sent by Dr. Kline, 981 Arch street, Philadelphia, Pa. et f the miitar trut, and Rweialer iiied it. il'i'luriiiii (lint tli irtiNt iiii'l he Oxiiurd wvrv not jointly inn-riftwl. if ch'wd quounir i".eiiatr All-11 re cent remarks in the m'liut itj reference o the hiitfur bounty. In the huM.mli, caused by the excited peeche at tli l;it of the ineHiiijr, all nli'H were aiiH timi tn ineinoer. OIIIV a I'W Ol WtlOlll WepMeil in trie HOUne, trnmped up anil down the ail. The nivttiitiitiiiir 1 evolution wh ioki ami th meeting adjourned niot of tlie members of the lt'ginlatur having do parted. THE MONETARY CONf EKENCE As Siz:d up by a Man on the Ground- Think it a Fizzl. The monetary convention is a thing of the past. It has demonstrated 111 a most convincing way that the possession if dollars no more gives a man a knowle dge of financial economics than .the ownership of a watch will make him a watchmaker. It was a convention made up largely of meii who represented personal inter ests and personal possessions. The mass of the h-si than three hundred men who made up th'iH convention, and who never gave utterance to a woru or thought in it, and who, judging from their acts, had no power "of 'expression except by clapping hands. They served about the same purpose in the meeting that the dollar mark does before a row of figures. Much the larger part of them were bankers selected by a few of the boards of trade of a few of the larger cities of the country. A large part of these boards of trade, so represented, are situated in Ohio, Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Connecticut. Of the whole number of delegates repre senting boards of trade New York fur nished 33. Indiana 21), Ohio 30, Illinois '21, Maryland 8, Michigan It, Missouri 12. tour staees, New lork, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois furnished about half the delegates, while ten states furnished 75 per cent of the whole number. Oi these delegates, those not actually engaged in the banking business were holders of bank stock or buyers and sel lers of what other people produce. The great producing, labor and agricultural classes were almost without representa tion 111 the convention. The loud and pretentious claim that these less than three hundred men repre sented the busiue-s interests of this great country is an assumption so bold and bare-faced as to be ridiculous. Delegates on the floor with rhetorical flourishes talked about the great inter ests of labor represented by the conven tion, when not a single representative of any labor organization sat among its delegates. The agricultural interests, it was claimed, were represented in the convention and deliberations, when the very call was so made that it was impos sible for there to be in the convention a single representative front any agricul tural organization. This convention was called together with the assumption, unexpressed though t may have been, that banking, if not the only, is the principal interest of this great country; and the entire proceed- ugs indicated that this was the thought and feeliug of the convention, itself. 1 he whole convention, from start to finish, was dominated by a few men in Indiana. Ohio aud New York. If a sin gle one of these men has even a mediocre knowledge of financial economics, it has never been disclosed by anything he has ever uttered. With what a flourish of trumpets did they come together! The world wa to know of this wonderful assemblage of wisdom, and its influence was to be felt to the ends of the earth. True it had in t an ex-secretary of the treasury, an ex- governor of a state, two congressmen and a professor of an eastern college! liut how has this great combination of wisdom manifested itself? What decla rations have they made that will enligh ten anybody? What more do the peo ple of this country know now than they knew be ore? This bankers' convention has declared 11 favor of maintaining the present gold standard. We have known ever since 1808 or earlier that the banks, moneyed nterests and creditor classes were in favor of a gold standard. This conven tion of moneyed interests declared that the greenbacks ought to be retired. This is ueither new nor startling. For thirty years the banks, bond-holders aud other creditor classes have been trying to get the greenbacks out of their way. These two declarations are all that this combination of business wis dom and sagacity dared to trust itself to make. Under cover of these declarations of old and long-standing purposes, there is a scheme for the organization of a lobby committee. This scheme, with Hanna of Indianapolis as engineer, and lugalls of Cincinnati for conductor, was rail roaded through the convention under the gag of the previous question. This committee will in no way differ from the committees that have huug around the lobbies of congress and have played Me- phisto to all nnaucial legislation for thirty years. 1 he little contest over the method of appointing this committee was interest ing and suggestive. It was not diffcult to see through the bankers scheme. It appears, however, that Mr, Walker, Mr. Fowler and Mr. Wharton were foolish enough to imagine that the purpose of tne convention was what it pretended to be the public good when the fact is the whole thing was contrived for the benefit of private interests. In furtherance of this scheme it was es sential to its success that they should not lose control of the power to appoint this committee. To put the appoint ment in the hands of delegates from each state would have made it difficult for them to control the appointment, and might have resulted in the selection of a committee that they could not control at all. The purpose is to give this same old lobby com:nittee a little more pres tige by sending it to Washington as the committee of a convention, but under the scheme adopted they will be under the control of New York, Chicago, Cin cinnati and Indianapolis. The private interests represented will thus, it is hoped, be somewhat covered up and con cealed by the shadow of this so-called great convention of business interests. There were in this convention, no doubt, many gentlemen who really be lieved that the purpose ' of its call was patriotic; but had they known these men who contrived this scheme and who dominated this convention as we have We .end the vrrnch kenied)' CALTHOS fT. mu C i.U u.da I1K1T guarantee that CaltNus will M OP IrlM-karevs mmi F-mImIvm. (TUK prmnUrrlit-. turicevvlt mm KK'I Kt Ut Vice. I 'it it and fa; tf mtisfied. VON MOHL CO.. 304 E. known them in Indiana, they would not by their presence there hae aided in giving it a semblance of respectability and patriotic purpose. ( The controlling spirit in this conven tion was Mr. Ingalls, superintendent of the Big Four railroad system. Mr. j Hanna, it is true, was made the frontis piece, but the power behind him was Mr. Ingalls, with his great individual wealth and backed by the wealth of this great and utterly unscrupulous corporation. J o expect a patriotic spirit to emmata lrom such a source is to expect to ' gath er figs from thistles and grapes from thorns." lhe legal content made by this corporation under the direction of Mr. Ingalls to avo'd the payment of just ; taxation in Indiana, and which was 1 1 11 i n j fc.' . . .... 1 enoeo oniy wnen tne uaueu mnimiBu prenie court dwided in favor of the peo ple., is of too recent date not to be re called by the people of the state when they hear, from the same source, such loud professions of interest in the public well a re. I We are justified in making a very liber-' al discount from the ostentatious profes- j sions of high morJ purpose of such men ; when it is known that corporations in which they are interested have been ben efited by false affidavits their subordi nates were permitted, if not actually required, to file. Laying aside all questions about the motives that were behind, and the pur poses for, the call of this convention, the economic absurdities to which expres sion was given in the speeches made be fore it, and responded to by prolonged applause irom the delegates, were calcu lated to till one with astonishment, par ticularly if previous pretentions had en gendered an expectation that there would be heard there eviaence 01 great economic learning t Hie temporary chairman gravely an nounced "confidence" as the foundation of all business, but tailed to tell the con vention in what thoy were expected to have confidence. Unsupported confidence is a poor basis for anything. The trou ble with the whole banking system at this time is the amount of bauk credit involved in business, that has no basis whatever except a blind and unsupport ed confidence of its unsuspectiug victims. The permanent chairman, on assuming the chair, told the delegates that they were to "agree that there ought to be an enlarged aud increased use of silver coim convertible at par into, and redeemable in, gold," This absurd proposition that has in it not only no evidence of econom ic knowledge, but is utterly devoid of even ordinary common aud everyday business sense, was followed by a perfect storm of hand clapping by the delegates. It did not occur to Mr. Patterson in the preparation of his carefully written speech, nor to the convention wheu they heard it read, that there was neither common sense nor business sagacity in making a redeemable money by an ex pensive process, .out of au expensive metal. If money must be redeemed in gold, it might just as well be made out of paper and save expense and waste of valuable material. , Mr. Irish treated the'eonvention, on call, to one of his exhibitions of smooth language that had not an idea in it be yond platitudes about "experience" and "sound scientific principles," without a word about what experience has shown or science taught, while ex-Secretary Fail-child talked about the importance of the question they were expected to consider, and was greatly concerned lest the convention should do just what it did do "demonstrate that there was in this body not sufficient wisdom to arrive at something wise and conclusive." He told the convention that if this proved to be true, tiiey might "tremble for the future of the couutry." It must be as sumed therefore, that they are trembliug accordingly. The economic dsliberatioa of this woirderful convention of "business men" who assumed, without authority, to represent the great business interests of this country, did not rise above the ordi nary polemics of a country debating club. The extraordinary assumptions made for and by this convention, when measured by the results of its delibera tions, will be remembered for a few months as one of the grotesque events preceding the incoming administration. Flavius J. Van Vorhib. RHEUMATISM IS A FOE which gives no quaarter. It torments its victims day and night. Hood's Sareaparilla purifies the blood and cures the aches aud pains of rheumatism. HOOD'S PILLS are the best family cathartic and liver medicine. Gentle, re liable, sure. Legislative Economy, : , It may be that my style of writing is too radical in seutiment for the good of our party or our cause. If this is so, I would willingly muzzle my pen and oil my thinker. I have the faculty of some times putting things in an awkward light, but I do not intend to injure the cause. The cause is dear to me, and 1 would not cast swine before pearls, Neither would I jeopardize the Bucctss of your paper by contributing what is not palatable to its readers, and yet my pen is spoiling for a fight along the lines of reform. If I could be sure of increasing your subscription list by a score,! would pitch in. How is it that the mau who draws the biggest salary does the least work. It has been urged that we must pay well or we could not gst good, honest men, but practice proves that the bigger the pay the bigger the rogue. Our state constitution provides for seven state officers to be elected by the people As railroads increased and other states elected raiiroad commissions, it was de termined to appoint some for this state, Three were appointed under the title of secretaries, whose duty was to hear com plaints, take testimony and recom mend. It would seem with a salary of f 2,000 each, they might do all that was needed to be done, but no, these secretaries mast have a secretary to do the work. a shorthand typewriter. These four are all to be paid by taxing the corn- growers and pig-feeders ol the state. Why not let one of the three be short- hand typewriter. Th man who hoes corn has to husk it too. Then there ure six janitors to sweep and dust one room, aud a fireman and spittoon cleaner thrown in, each at f ' a d-i.y. The first seven, leaving out the filth pot cleaner, for that job is worth 15 a day, and I would not do it for that, as I would much rather clean pig-pen-i do no more work tfiau one of our twelvorooin public school janitors, who does all the firing, sweeping aud dusting at (i ).00 per in iith an 1 scores would be glad to fill the, places. Why such unnecessary expense to the tax paver? With two millions delinquent state taxes aud two millions more county and city, it is about time for tax-eaters to begin to look around. It is hard enough to stand republican extravagance, but populist extravagance pinches harder, because we were promised better tilings. Don't increase our taxes or our debts with any O nulin circus, sugar bounty, fish commission or even u Lincoln stitue. Drop everything we can live over night without before going into debt any more. " II. W. Hahdy. The advertisement of Drs. Copeland & Shepard, which appears on another page of this paper, is one which every sufferer from catarrh slfonld read carefully. It points a way in which those so affected may be cured, and that, too, without any great cost for treatment or meili- cines. 'One of the most thoroughly ap preciated points in the Copeland & Shep ard threatment is that thecostis limited to $5 per month, which jncludes both treatment and medicines, and that but a few months are required to cure the most aggravated cases." freatmentcan be secured by mad with just as thorough effectiveness as if the patient visited the doctor every d ay. Full particulars may be learned by witing to the address tiamed in theadvertisemmt. THE GLASS SUBSTITUTE. Tectorlum, a Translucent, Infrangible Material for Window Lighting. The new invention, tectorium, is a translucent, Infrangible substitute for window glass and such as is used for skylights, conservatories, verandas, storm windows, transparencies of vari ous kinds and in street windows where it is desirable to admit the light while excluding observation from without, says the Philadelphia Times. It was Invented twenty or twenty-five years ago, received medals at the Antwerp exposition of 1885 and other interna tional exhibitions and was . the ma terial adopted for the roof windows of the London aquarium, which have an area of 97,600 square feet. Tec torium is a sheet of tough, insofuble gum said to be bichromated gelatin about one-sixteenth of an inch in thickness, overlying on both sides a web or network of galvanized iron or steel wire, the meshes of which are one eighth of a square inch. Both surfaces of the tectorium in ordinary use are ap parently covered with a varnish of boil ed linseed oil and it feels and smells similar to the oiled silk that Is used In surgery and for sweatbands in, sum mer hats. It is lighter than glass of equal thickness, is tough, pliant and practically Indestructible by exposure to rain, wind, hail or any shock or blow which does not pierce or break the wire web by a violent thrust. It may be bent in any desired form and fastened in position by crimping, nail ing or with putty, like ordinary glass and when punctured may be repaired. Its translucence is about the same as that of opal glass; its color, a green ish amber yellow, which fades gradu ally to white from exposure to the sun, so that while arresting the direct rays of sunshine It transmits a soft, modu lated light which is said to be well adapted to hothouses and conserva tories. It is a poor conductor of heat and cold and thus preserves a more equitable temperature than glass in rooms containing growing plants. Its surface is well adapted for painting in oil colors and is used for illuminated windows, signs and transparencies In which strength, lightness and Immun ity from breakage are essential, espe cially in arched, curved or irregular surfaces. The only objections which are urged against tectorium are that it is more "or less Inflammable and that In very warm weather the outside surface is somewhat softened until dust will adhere to it, but this may be removed by wiping or washing, a service that is usually performed by the rain in exposed situations. , DEADWOOD NICKNAMES. Queer Titles, Worn by Some of the Old- Time Characters. The wild and .woolly West is distin guished for many peculiarities, but none so much as the singular names assumed by some of her people, in some castes "thrust upou them" The late Johnny Swift kept a list of such from the early days of Deadwood that made amusing and interesting reading after that poor fellow's death says the Deadwood Pioneer. Among them prominently appeared "Wild Bill," "Calamity Jane," "Lobster Charley," "Big Shot Brown," "Bed Rock Tom," "Smoky Jones," "Rattlesnake Jim," Colorado Charley," and many others filled the long list that were familiar and well known to all the old settlers of the gulch. . Each and every appel lation was a distinct feature of the in dividuality of the bearer and by these names they were known and addressed and no other. The ledgers of the merchants possibly contain to this day many of these names. In sauntering down to the Elkhorn freight depot the other morning a reporter of the Tion eor thought he recognized in a tall, fine-looking individual in front of Jim Allen's saloon, a Mr. Larkin, a mer chant of Chadron, and saluted him as such. lie drew himself up to his full height and said smilingly, ' 'I am not Mr. Larkin; my name is "Hold-Out Johnson, this morning." The reporter begged his pardon, passed on, wander ing what it had been the night before, and m-lsing over the singularity of ths bms. FOR BOYS AND GIIiLS. INSTRUCTIVE READING THE LITTLE FOLKS. FOR Origin of You're It Learning to Walk Two Little Tou In Church Boy Com position on fcailnra A Water To bocgon. VE DONE MY best to learn to walk, Bpt find It very hard, And when I'm standing on my feet I'm always on my guard. Eecause perhaps you've noticed this If I happen to forget -When I'm thinking then of other things That I'm not sitting yet. The floor is apt to rise up quick An9 hit me quite a blow. Which makes me feel I'd like to sit That's why I'm sitting now. Two Little Tots in Chnrch. Two little Kansas City tots, one 5 and the other 4, were allowed to go unat tended to Sabbath school. At Its close they decided to remain for church and sit in the front pew with their grandma. Now grandma was not able to go to church that day.' Disappointed as they were, they remained, and were very quiet and attentive.. Finally something was said that greatly annoyed them. Then whispering commenced. "If he says that naughty word once more we will go right straight home," whispered Lucy. "Yes, we will," said little Bessie. Suddenly the tots looked at each oth er, then, picking up thelr ipapers, walked hand in hand down the long aisle and out of the church. On their way home they passed the church In which their other grandma worshiped. They decided to visit her. In they went and walked down to the amen corner and seated themselves by grandma. i At the close of service grandma marched two crestfallen little culprits home. Then she took them to task for "disturbing the meeting by coming in so late. , "Now, grandma, you know," said ex cited Lucy, "that you always told us when people said naughty words we should run away from them. The preacher he swore, he did, and I said to Bessie that if he said that word again we would Just have to go home. He did say It again, and we runned off from the church." "What did he say?" asked the amazed grandmother. "He said, devil!" Origin of "You're It." "Boys, do you know why you say, 'You're it!' when playing tag? Of course not; the professor didn't either when we asked him the other day, but he prom ised to put his entire mind upon so im portant a subject and let us know at ofice. ' This is what he says, though with some of his big words left out: "The people who live over In England do not seem to think much of the let ter 'Ji,' being in the habit of dropping it from the words where it belongs and putting it where it does not belong. What fun there is in it, or why they do it, no one can tell; but they have been in the habit of it for a good many hun dred years. "For this reason, when the little Eng lish boys who were great, great grand fathers years and years ago were hav ing grand times in their games, they, too, kept dropping their h's from the words they were shouting. "So, when they played tag, as boys do now, touching each other with their hands, whenever one boy hit another he at once shouted out: 'You're 'It!' for he could not say 'hit,' you know. "And all the generations of little boys who have since then been playing the game continued to say 'it,' instead of 'hit,' even after our fathers learned in America to always put their h's in every other word where they belonged. "Now, boys, let me whisper a word of warning. Don't tell your teacher what the professor says. If you do she'll never give you any peace, but will rap on the window at every recess and tell you to say 'hit instead of 'it.' " Let the Bear Kat Him. "Speaking of hair-raising adven tures," said the president of the Ancient Order of Ananias the other day, as he lighted a match at the tip of his nose, "reminds me of a little picnic excursion I had about five years ago up In the Rockies. There was a party of us out there from Chicago hunting and fishing. We were camped on a trout stream away up in the Ute Pass, and, as I would rather fish than lug a gun about all day, I made daily trips to the stream. One day I went much farther than ever before and finally came to a pool that lay between two high rocks. To reach It I had to climb up the mountain side and out on a shelf of rock that overhung the pool twenty feet below. I dropped my fly and as fast as it struck the water I had a spreckled beauty on the end of my line. But all at once I heard a scratching on the rock behind me and on looking around I saw a big she griz zly bear coming for me with her mouth wide open. There I was, without gun, pistol or even pen-knife to defend my self with, and sure death If I jumped Into the stream." "What did you do?" cried the Boston man in great excitement. "Do? What could I do? I just sat there anfl Jet the blanked Jhing eat me up." Coltl Day on the Railroad. "The coldest day I ever knew," said the traveling man, "was when I trav eled up the branch to Glinton last win ter. I knew It was cold When I saw the fireman get or top the engine with a shovel to shovel away the smoke as fast as it froze. Soon after we started the conductor entered the car, knocked his head against the side of the door to break off his breath, and yelled 'tick ets!" before it froze again. But it was no use, the word only penetrated a few feet and stuck fast in the atmosphere, but, as we could all see cleai'y, we could . mm m lionrwkit t'nanphtotieatrd. ,'udge 1 was famous as one of the tcft compassionate men who ever sat noon a bem-h. His soitnet. of heart, however, did not prevent bim from doing bis duty as a judge. A man who had been conv!ctcd of stealing a small a ; amount was broutrnt into court tor J sentence. He looked very sad and hope ess and ttie court was mwu moved by his contrite appearance. "Have you ever been sentenced t im prisonment?" the judge asked. "Nev er, never!" exclaimwd the prisoner, bursting into tears. "Don't cry don't cry," said Judge Q. consolingly, "you're goinjj to be now.J Farm rs, Attention! Try our Golden Gem seed wheat. A No-1 hard variety of the lied River Valhy, produced by careful cultivation mid study, producing a flour unexcelled by any known variety. We believe this wheat can be success fully grown throughout the wheat-producing states and retain its fine milling and great yielding qualities. Yields of 25 to 40 bushels per acre have been repeatedly raised. This grain stands up better, on occount of its ntrong growth, than most any other va riety. . We have a limited quantity of' Golden G lA to place on the market at the fol lowing prices: Turchasers expense, 7 l ounds, $1; 15 pounds, f 2; 30 pounds, $3. Remit by express, money or postal order. When ordering give name of nearest express and postoffice and your name in full. Enclish & Co., Fertile, Polk Co., Minn. Kuioved. . McNerney & Eager have moved their law othce to room 8, Newman block, 1025 O street. PDIfcinCD miule to attach to any Ull I II LIC II size or make of pump ing wind mill, and (rrind all kinds of fjrin. A wonderful niHchin- AIbo munufactnrpr of Went Wind Mil1". E. B. WINGER, Station R. CHICAGO. GREAT R00I ISLAND XOUTE. Flaying Oardf. Send 12 cents in stamps to John Se bastian, Gen'l Pass. Agent C, R. I. & P. R'y, Chicago, for the slickest pack of playing cards you ever handled, and on receipt of such remittance for one or more packs they will be sent you post paid. Orders containing 60 cents in stamps or postal note for same amount will se cure five packs by express, charges paid. -: . . "'' 27 For Bale. Wm. Larrabees book on "The Rail road Question. If you want to be posted on this all important subject send 25 cents and get this book. It contains 480 pages and usually sells for 60 cents. Our phice 25 cents. Nebraska Independent, tf Lincoln, Neb. Wanted-An Idea Who can think of some simple thing to patent? Pmtix-. vmir IdpAftr thwr mnv hrlni? vnii wealth Write JOHN WEDDEKB0RN ft CO.. Patent Attor neys, Washington, D. C, for tbeir $i,8uu prize offer and list ot two hundred inventions wanted. TO THE EAST Chicago,Rock Island Pacific Railway. The Rock Island in foremost In Adopting any plan calculated to improve speed and Rive that loxnr.r. safety and comfort that the popular patronage demands. Its equipment is thorough ly complete with Vestihuled Trains. BEST DINING CAR SERVICE IN THE WORLD. 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