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Entered at the Post-offlce.at Omaha, Neb
as Second Class Mail Matter
The importance of selecting an hon
est and capable nominee for the office
of Tax Commissioner should elicit the
interest and vote of every republican
citizen. It is of the gravest concern
that the city should elect to this most
important office a man who will serve
honestly and faithfully to the best in
terests of the tax payers, and one who
is thoroughly posted on valuations of
real estate throughout the city. For
more than thirteen years 1 have been
a resident of the city of Omaha, and
during that time have given my entire
attention to the buying and selling of
real estate, and I feel that I am com
petent to till the office to which I as
pire. I hyve been Assessor of the 7th
Ward for four years, and how well I
have performed my duty the property
owners of the 7th Ward can testily.
I hereby annonnce myself as a can
didate for the office of Tax Commis
sioner for the city city of Omaha to be
voted upon at the republican prima
ries to be held Feb. loth, 1900. I
will appreciate your support and if
elected will equalize the valuation so
that the burden of taxation will tall
where it honestly belongs.
Lymax Waterman.
G. S. Benewa, who is a candidate
for the Omaha mayoralty, and whom
the republicans of Omaha should give
due consideration, as he believe his
nomination will mean a grand victory
for the Republican party.
The colored voters of Omaha and
Douglas county must show their
strength in the approaching city elect
ion in such a manner that will not ad
mit of dispute as to their influence,
if the fail to do this they had as well
get off the track and amuse them
selves by watching the band wagon
go by. This can only be done by a
thorough and complete organization.
The sooner it is put into operation the
better it will be for us.
The Quay and Clark troubles in
the United States Senate are leading
us up to the place where we shall be
forced to the election of United States
Senators by popular vote. If these
two cases are to be examples of what
is coming in the future, if the present
system is maintained, we had better
make a change very soon and get
used to the new conditions or else
there is going to’ be a bloody riot in
Congress one of these bright days.
China has awakened as from a
dream and has warned the great pow
ers that she will have something to
say in regard to the division of her
vast domain. European powers are
hovering over the flowery kingdom
much like vultures hover over an an
ticipated feast of decaying flesh, each
desirous of putting greedy beaks and
talons in the largest possible slice of
the tempting food. From the latest
obtainable evidence the Empress
Dowager, in defense of the supposeu
corpse, has bidden the vultures de
fiance and to wait awhile.
The supreme court of the State of
Nebraska decided that Mr. Frank E.
Moores, the “honorable mayor of the
great metropolis of Nebraska,” was
not legally entitled to the mayoralty
of Omaha for the past two years, and
indicated that if the presiednt of the
council contended for the seat that it
weuid result in the grand bounce for
Moores. If Frank E. Moores has been
the illegal mayor of Omaha for two
years, all the work done by him is also
illegal, null and void: and, if again
elected, he would still be an illegal
official and all bis work that followed
would be illegal. Omaha is too large
a city and there are too many mem
qualified in every respect to be at the
head of the city’s administration of
public affahs, to again dishonor the
higest office in the gift of the people
of Omaha by putting a man there who
is a condemned defaulter. The peo
ple have come face to face with a se
rious question and one that must not
be skimmed over the surface—it must
be probed to the bottom—a question
which may lead to innumerable law’
suits and entanglements.
A city that will trust a defaulter in
its chief office will be held in abeyance
by the outside world and the linger of
scorn will be pointed to her from more
than one direction. The people must
decide this all important question or
the blame will rest with them.
If a horse-thief intrusted to keep
watch over a fine horse and manages
to keep the horse as well, the owner
has only himself to blame. The peo
ple of Omaha, of Douglas county, of
Nebraska and of the United States
know that the light in which Frank
E. Moores stands is not the purest
that shines, and enough of them in
Omaha realize that to honor him again
with the mayoralty would besmearing
a blacker mark on the city’s record,
and do not propose to so sin again if
the ballot can prevent it.
It therefore behooves the Republi
can parly to cast anchor in less dan
gerous waters and steer clear of the
shoals around the light-house set up
by Fiank E. Moores.
The machine gang may now have
all the machinery set up Moores fash
ion, but a hard pull, a long pull and a
pull altogether can put the old ship in
the right channel and save her from
disaster this spring. This can be done.
Frank E. Moores has a fair warning
that a better man than he will be the
next mayor of Omaha. It will be easy
for him to lay down of his own ac
cord. If he doesn’t he will be laid
down against his wishes. The ques
tion simmers dow r n to this: Will Frank
E. Moores heed the hand-writing on
the wall or, like unto one Ctesar, go on
to his political oblivion and death not
realizing that the warning was for
England was full of expectancy
and hoping almost against fate that
Gen. Buller would soon send glad ti
dings to the waiting, anxious and dis
heartened throngs in London. With
all England clinging desperately to
the delusion that Buller would be
come animated long enough to do
something in South Africa, Field
Marshal Lord Roberts becomes in
spired with an optimistic hope and
sends the following message to the
London war office: “I think we are
making substantial progress.’’ Later
developements prove that he belied
himself in exlending even that small,
cautious, half-hearted hope to the
English. That country's arms have
but recently sustained the worst de
feat that has befallen any army in re
cent years; and Roberts hadn’t been in
Africa long enough to tell the direct
ions, either.
On another page we give our read
ers an article by Prof. Booker T.
Washington as published in the At
lanta Constitution. While the article
does not meet with our heartiest ap
proval, we publish the same that our
readers can read and judge for them
selves. Others are entitled to opin
ions of their own, and we are content
to give them this article from the pen
of the Tuskegee Wizard for food. We
admit that Mr. Washington is right,
according to our belief, in many of
his ideas, but hold that his purposes
become less lofty and lose much of
their nobility because of the evident
sordidness in his appeals to southern
ers. We are impressed that many of
his words are uttered for the purpose
of catering to the prejudices of the
The ease with which Gen. Buller
crossed the Tugela river is causing
him as much concern as the problems
of Rebus caused the king. He very
probably suspected that Gen. Joubert
had some ulterior motive concealed
about his person, and that the Boers
Passing from Arkansas to Texas
one would not expect to find much of
difference in the make up of the white
people towards the Negro, but one
coming out from that hell-borne re
gion to Nebraska would expect to find
a great change, especially in regard to
the right of franchise: but to be great
ly mistaken. Up here in great free
Nebraska a colored man is looked upon
as a mere tool to be used by politicians
see fit to use him. If he cannot be
used as the wants to use him he is ar
rested and put in jail until after the
election is over, and is then released
and told to “get further” or be locked
up again for the same crime(?).
It is asserted that the Moores gang
of politicians propose to secure the
nomination of Frank E. Moores for
the mayoralty or turn over heavean
and earth in the attempt. For the ben
efit of the Negroes who do not propose
to lend aid and assistance to this pro
gram it is announced that all colored
men who will dare to oppose the re-
Domination of Mr. Moores will be
arrested and locked up for safekeep
ing until the primary election is over.
Whether this is a gigantic bluff or a
sure enough intention we are unable
now to say, but actions along this line
in the past will warrant us in keeping
our weather eye open for any such
game. We are going to oppose Frank
E. Moores and we dcifc care who
knows it. He must down.
Cut this ad. out and send *5
to us, state number inches XL
across top of your
seat in front, from mu side Tx
to outride. :iu<l hi- »ill send \ ou\
tins Buggy lop by lieieht t'.'t >. I>.\
■object t<> examination. Tao ean \
examine it al tour freight depot, and\
if found jierfeetly satisfactory, the
greatest bargain you exer saw, and equal'
to tops that retail at *13.<10. pax the
freight agent Ol li SPECIAL Pllll E, $6.70, less tile tI.OO,
or #5. 70 and freight charges. The freight charges will axer
age about 30 cent, for 300 mile,. THESE TOPS ARE BUILT
on in 20 minutes. Made from 24 oz. best rubber drill,
head and back stays lined with No. I4X cloth, side cur
tains unlined. 3or 4 black japanned steel bows.japan
ned prop nuts, wrought iron shifting rail, patent but
tons. which makesit adjustable: full length back cur
tain with glass window, valance front and rear. •*
Address, SEARS. ROEBUCK & CO. (Inc.), Chicago, 111.
(Baars, Roebuck & Vo. are thoroughly reliable—Editor,)
permitted him to cross over so that
they could amuse themselves by
chasing him tack into the river or
penning him up for safe keeping. It
is very evident that Buller has learned
thing or two since boasting that he
would eat his Christmas dinner at
When David was a boy it was made
known to manhind that greatness of
power did not always win and Goliath,
the giant, was the first to Gnd this
cut by having a stone buried in his
frontispiece from David’s sling. The
latter's prowess won him both the ad
miration and fear of the Philistines.
That lesson has yet to be learned by
the United States and England. As
it is both of them seem to be getting
a good start in the alphabet.
Charity Work.
To All Whom this May Concern:
We, the members of the Progressive
club, are making an effort to establish
a home for the ageed people and in
firm girls. This being the first effort
of the kind made by the colored peo
ple of Nebraska we, therefore, earn
estly and prayerfully ask your aid In
this work that we may be successful
in our undertaking.
Any one in the city or abroad de
siring to contribute to us can do so by
addressing the secretary, Mrs. J. H.
Smith, 516 Pierce St., Omaha, Neb.
Miss Luda Bruce, President,
Mrs. .J. 11. Smith, Secretary.
Mrs. Wm. Payne,
Chr. Charity Com.
Business Pointers.
The attention of our readers is
specially directed to the advertise
ments which appear with this issue
of The Progress.
Patronize only those business men
who advertise in The Progeess,
Don’t fail to read Gross’ advertise
ment. Go there and patronize him.
He makes a bid for vour trade.
A Mountain Tourist
In search of grand and beautiful
scenery finds such a profusion of riches
in Colorado that before planning a
trip it will he well for you to gain all
the information possible. The Den
ver & Rio Grande Railroad publishes
a series of useful illustrated pam
phlets, all of which may be obtained
by writing S. K. Hooper, General Pas
senger and Ticket Agent, Denver,
Call At
Fritz E. Sandwall
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He Can Fix It.
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All work done with neat
ness and dispatch. Up-to
date styles. Sati s f a ction
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the Job Printing line.
Is a Bold and Fearless
Champion of the Negro
Race in America and
Always ready to defend
Its Own against all
Comers in the Interest
Of the Negro s Rights.
Ihe Progress is strictly in
the van, circulating as it
does among the 5,000 Negro
residents of Omaha, besides
a wide sweep over the State
and the country in general.
It circulates among a class
of people who pay as they
go, a fact that all advertisers
ought to take into consider
ation, and the business man
who does not advertise in
it loses more than he dreams
of. Give it a trial.

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