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'AHUL 6, 1905
PAGE 13 Ufa Nobrashcx Independent what the people want "Bill" Coffin Wrote Letter to Kansas Legislature Refinery Bill Passed Senators and Representatives of Kansas: Over a year and a half of time has floated into the dim and mystic past since I shed the official robes of a public servant, backed out of the polit ical game and adopted the rural rev eries of, an agriculturist. Pardon this reference of a personal nature but I have never regretted the change. ; After drawing your mileage and pos tage stamps and locating the "bub bling blinds" of Topeka. you . will be expected to do something for the men who are pumping crude oil from na ture's store house. The daily , press tells us the octupus . has Kansas by the hind legs. It is now up to you. The people are asking for cheaper gas and oil and the man who fails to meet the emergency, at this tinie will be. cast into ; outer darkness where the beautiful golden harps of peace play eth no music and the salamander dieth" Jtiard. By all means establish a state refinery somewhere, fdeclare a pipe, line a common carrier and place the fixing ot rates on some board who will be compelled to answer to the people of the state for their actions. Amend the tax; law and tax every thing v in Kansas at its actual cash value and hasten the day when every lit 1 3 nvi1 Ala illd.ll W 111 uo u io unu anavvi ..v his on property . valuations at such prices as ' the public may have the privilege of buying. Make the office of notary: public re spectabler by requiring that ' a man who holds that office should know a deed from a porous plaster ). Make it an office of record and fix a system of charges. Deeds and other instruments of importance - should contain the sworn statement of .consideration and the postoffice address of " air parties concerned: The- law relating' to an stracts should be amended so as not to reuuire a record of over fifteen or twenty vears back. ' ' t; '; 1 1 . Cut tha circle out of bur present bal lot la w or substitute the . Massachu setts law in its placer - .." -T '..."" The bill prohibiting free passes on , railroads and fixing a rate of two cents fjer mile for passenger travel, is a law the people want Our public officers should be protected - against influences' of Kail "kinds and , t.hisf; "is 4 loag step' in ?the right direction: When a transportation1; company dpin;g.busl: ness as a public institution aaver tises.a time card it ought to -be com pelled tdave fts trains therQ&fcftme, barring accidents, 6r be liable -to the ; public for damages to business ; and to the United States by 'delay. in; the deliveryiof mail. - ?tA '"'v- Thousands of dollars were lost last year by people who failed to ' get freight . cars'.' The ; reason ; given the public was, the old song of "car fam ine," but it did not explain how a lot of superannuated engines with cysti tis i collectively did not have the pull. ing powers of a jaded and sore-back . team. "When it costs $42 to ship $40 worth of hay it looks like we ought to return; to the early day conditions of Kansas when we fed cows on moon shine and the delightful climate. You will be expected to do something along the line' of better , terms for shippers or the man who believes that "what all of the people. Use, all of the peo ple should ow," will have got in his work. " rU . It is not my province to furnish you statutory pabulum - or . entertain you with intellectual : " sabulosity, but I . want to remind you . that Kansas is the cornucopia of the universe and you are 'its legally elected representa tives to' see that the blessings of the earth are properly distributed and the store house under '. the earth placed there by an allwise Providence when the beautiful : stafs sang together in the great morning of creation shall be ooteA and Dreserved to the chosen Deonle of a great common wealth. If I call your attention io a. iew unu&a w this time it is only to warn you not to "tread the primrose path of dalliance' .fcn tn nlav ball. In other words I want you to "shoot or give dad the gun." I do not want to be audacious and appear as a aaooier or i.ne nugci f An alarm bell at midnight, but I close this chapter with the self assur ance that if you neglect the great op portunity and are lost In the labyrinth . of boodle and corruption or drawn into the more common vortix of partisan hir v words will go with you as """ ----- , - , ... you kneel Derore uie isiysiau ius w the great temple ;oi wrmeuuw are turned away from the door of the New Jerusalem as St. 3 Teter informs ; you that the pass-port you hold is not a nasswort at all but an old ranroaa pass on which is written across its face the startling announcement that It is "good only in Kansas." Assuring you of my sincere sympa thv In your efforts and again remind . Ing you that partisanship must be for gotten" that political parties exist on prejudice and the spoils of office; and that men live in history and In the hearts of their countrymen by brave deds and ihonest actions, I am sincere ly your. O. Bill Coffin. Council Grove, Kan.,' Feb. 6,' 1906. ARRAIGNS ROCKEFELLER Rev. Washington Gladden Says He Is . a Brigand In his protest against the reception of Rockefeller money for missionary purposes, : Rev. Washington Gladden declared; -., "- .-- John D. Rockefeller is the respon sible representative of the system kndwn'as Standard Oil. This system, to say nothing worse of it, is con victed, by a mass of testimony which It is puerile to dispute or ignore, of using its. vast power In the most un scrupulous ways to crush competition and to build up colossal fortunes on the ruins of happy homes and honest industries. - - ' ' , . . Anything more hostile to the whole genius of the Christian religion than the career of this enterprise it would be difficult to conceive. It has done what it i could to reduce business to brigandage. Espoinage, bribery of the employes of competitors, and all other underhanded methods have been its constant weapons. "But the case is worse than this. The Standard Oil could jiever have j gained its power to oppress, but for its ! alliance with the railways. I From thej beginning of its career it has beenj able to coerce the railways into the most humiliating submission to its be hests.: By a system of rebates of the most ' astonishing Injustice; ! it forced the great trunk lines not only to do its business for half of what its competi tors had to pay, but to pay over into its treasury ; the excess which it ex torted from them. ,ir , . "For " the service which cost the Standard $1 its competitors had to pay $3 ; andwthe extra dollar extorted, from, them; : was " pai'd,-p over o Jt by 4 these meek and subservient railway officials. This . isVhot rumpr;Mit; : is a matter of public record; it is actipn which has been: denounced by upright : judges : In Ohio'courts.' It .was! 'upon this founda tion -that this structure was reared. Methods have been subsequently modi fied, but4he hold upon, the railroads has "never been relaxed, and they, are used today all,' ovi&; this country to extort tribute from the industries of the people foivthe aggrandizement of i'This1 aise of the railways, by -over- powe)4n:-aggregatfpcapital,;,as- nstruments of oppression, is the tap root of social injustice- It is the one stupeMdus and threatening1 socjal 0vil.' ine wauui wuicu v wuwuug wuaj is shown in Mr. Russell's, astonnding exposure of the' methods" Of the .meat trust; iThe' railway ; officials " have be come mere puppets in the hands of these trust magnates', who use them to squeeze" the life put of all independent enterprise. ' . . ''; .v '" ' 'This is the business in which Stand ard Oil has been engaged from the be ginning until now. ' It represents, as no other aggregation in the Jahd rep resents,; the method of using public utilities for private aggrandizement. The railways, which' are chartered to render td all the people an equal pub lic service,' and which could not have been granted the power they possess on any other terms, have been em ployed by this system from the begin ning to despoil and to oppress. . At present this system owns a large majority of the principal railways, of the country and its methods of oppres sion !are illustrated by what has been going on in Kansas. - - "Against all this there is now, all over the land, an insurrection of pub lic sentiment. The- blindness of the people to what ' has bfeen going on has been amazing, but they are beginning to be aroused, -and a great battle is imminent." ' , . ol J PniGE EKFLAIUEO A -I? AT FROM $3.00 to $5.00 BlercfrM similar U Mcrcl hereon hava baan wtdalf 4crtUaa 1 atltaf fcawoa. HOW BICYCLES CAN 1 OFFERED AT THESE 'RICES and why wacnn aell tM hltrh at (trade ia lpS Jadal bicycle ia Rente", ladle.' and eWth'" " bicycle e-mdrtae and euppliM a tha W..Jri,"' -r HITIl THE CIS FREE CATALOCLi: tf fUi,i 4 1 ' 1 L:,!!- WhT te cAti wU it m" h loww 1 ha all athera will be tally ox. -4,1 fwi aneC You l .t.aurfraa r al affar, aa w iif frT '.liili pip e. " . r. MAaAi t ah MTrftrruimaT wiu iru ma w w - m !iaSt.SMieO DAYS SEtUHG OUR BICYCLE- Thk, can be easily done tn any tecjllty lln tourer on a poal c4 "Tnd tet eVarrthln thai a will send you tree by man, "J". ""L SEARS, ROEBUCK & CO., CHICAGO, ILL. A Little Harness Talk May Profit You it You are About to Buy. Btickstaff Harness have quality, and you can depend upon it. We use the old fashioned Oak Tan, California Leather the very best obtain ablesuch as give you long faithful ser rice. The cutting, stitching, making are faultless. There la a local dealef In every community who can show them to you. Remember, they are all stamped with the letters " B. B." on the ends of the traces. We do not retail. If this barn eis interests you, show it to your dealer . We will be glad to hear from you. DUCKSTAFF BROS. MFG. CO., Manu'acturers and Jobbers Lincoln, Neb, For over sixty years Mrs. Winslow's Soothing- Frrup has been Used by mothera for their, children while teeth ing. Are you disturbed at night and broken cf your rest by a sick child suffering and crying' with pain of cut ting teeth? It so. send at once and get a bottle of Mrs. Winslow's Sooth ing Syrup for Children Teething. Its value is incalculable. 1 It will relieve the poor little sufferer immediately. Depend upon It, mothers, there is no mistake about! Jt. It .cures diarrhoea. regulates- the f stomach and bowels, cures wind, colic, softens the gums, re duces inflammation; and gives tone and energy to the whole .system. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing' Syrup for- chil 'ren teething is pleasant to the taste nd is the prescription of one of the vldest and Y female physicians and jurses in the United Statc3, and Is for sale by all druggists throughout the world. Price, 25 cents a bottle. Be sure and a3k for "Mrs. - Winslow's Soothing Syrup." ijL it1. Grisvold's Sfe Seed Corn 1 lf f is the surest, safest seed to plant because ' ' " " ' you get the kind of seed you buy. More vicorous than; Seed grown a little further south. Matures earlier t is out oi the way of frosts, All out seed corn is selected wuh the greatest care from Ikrge perfect ears. All butt and tip kernels removed, and seed carefully tested. You can rely on Orlswold Smd. Our leaders: Nebraska Whit I'rijre.JSebraHka Yellow PrIe.ImpIaHiinr, Wilver Minefield Mine, Snow White Dent, (k wonderful new corn) and other varieties suited to every section. ' Good THinirs rree. Do you low oats? Write for free copy of our special edition of Exp. Station Bulletin No. 62, on wonderful Kuerson Oat. Its facts will surprise you. Special introductory prices this season. Our Larire Illustrated Catalogue tells all about our seeds. Special offers on Alfalfa. Fescue, Brome Grass, eta Write today.m GKISWOtU, SEED CO., 1408. 10th St.ilLINCOI.N, NEB. Ji3 '; ; - tgd$erim'tlututifdtirM. - i t !j -v' w : f( ii afood Hundred filOO.00) dollars, evidenced by tvro I I ....... mr t TNirr. 1tnnAint (S0(i. 00) dollars each signed by the said Andrew Enrich and Adolph Schnase, and payable to said A. W. Stevens Co., on tbe 1st day of Jan unry 190a. and theflrstdny of December 1902, re spectively with, interest Irom June 1901 at 6 per cent per annum. Default Having been maae in me condition oi snld mortgage, nnd no suit or other proceedings nt law having been instituted for ihe recovery of said debt or any part thereof, and there now being due to said A. W. Stevens (io. thereon the gum of Three Hundred and Sixty Four dollars and eighty four cents (t:i.84,) the said mort gagee will on Friday the 14th day of April 1905 at tiieriourot.a:oup. m. o ciock or snm uay sun ai -public auction to the highest bidder lor cash the lollowing described goods and chattels, lift ing the property described in said alortsaid mortgage to wit. One Stevens 16 II. P. Traction Engine No. 2185; one water wagon ploln with force-pump and. bote with all attachments mid fixtures belonging thereto nnd to snid machinery; on I. Cave separator wltti u. r. stacker. feaid sale to take place at the time aforesaid in Lincoln Nebraska in the presence of the property to be ?old at fhe H. E. Cor. ol 10 ana Wfcts., jjincoin LancaMer county jNcurasKa. . : A. W. Stevens Co., - , .. ; ... ' , Moitsaree., Fast train service) to Chicago, over the double-track railway from ' the Missouri River to Chicago, connecting at that point with all lines for all points East. .' . ..-l. The "Best of Everything. Modern train equipment and every appliance to insure the safety and comfort of patrons. - ' Tlokats and fall information on application to ' ' R. W. McGlnnisJ GenM Agt. 1024 O St. Lincoln. Neb. Chicago & North-Western Railway. Notice Of SblIo Under Chattel Mortgage Notice Is hereby given, that by virtue of a certain chattel morteage executed and deliver ed to A- VV. Stevens Co. by Andrew Enrich and Adolph Schnase on the 25th day of June A. D. 1901 fald Andrew Enrich and Adolph Schnase, then and there being residents of Lancaster county Nebraska and aid mortrage being duly filed or record in .Lancaster county Nebraska in the office of the county clerk of said county on the2yth day olJune 1901. satd mortgage being given to Becure the payment ol the sum of Four C. T. KNAPP, Attorney ' NOTICE TO THE UNKNOWN HEIRS . AT -J LAW AND DEVISEES Susan Hubbard., PLAINTIFF, vs. The Unknown heirs at law and devisees of Edward Heller, deceased. Peter (Jerkin, deceased and Emerson H. Eaton, deceased. DEFENDANTS. To tbe Unknown Heirs at Law and Devisees of Edward Heller, deceased. Peter Gerkin. deceased and Emerson H. Eaton, deceased: You will take notice that on the Sftitn aay oi March, 1905. Susan Hubbard, the plaintiff filed a petition in the District court or Lancaster County. Nebraska against you. tbe object and prayer oi saia pennon Dein to quiet in tne plaintiff the titie to the following described premises, to-wit; The South' West Quarter (S. W. hi oi section Tmrty-Two tax; in Town ship Eleven (11) North Range Six (6) East of tbe 0th V M. in jancasier county. wem-asKa, and to bar the interests claimed by said de fendants or any of them in said premises, by virtue of a certain warranty deed bearing date of November 25th. 1870. executed and delivered by Emerson II Eaton and wife to Edward Hel- , ler and Peter Gerkin. and purporting to convey said described premises, said deed being re corded in the records of Lancaster County. Nebraska, in deed book "G" at page 485thereof. Also to bar the interests claimed by said de fendants or any of them in and to said premises by virtue of a certain mortgage deed, bearing1 date of November 22nd. 1870. executed by Ed ward Heller and Peter Gerkin in favor of E. H. Eaton, to sec ii re the payment of two promis sory notes of $'500. eaeh.due respectfully in one and two years from the date of executioo. Petition alJeges that said notes and mortgage have been long since fully paid and satisfied and prays for a decree barring the interests claimed bv said defendants in said premises and quieting the title to same forever in the plaintiff. . . You are required to answer suid petition on or before Monday the 8th day of May. A.D.,1905. Susan Hubbard, By C. T. KNAPP, Ilev Attorney. Dated March 23th. 1905.