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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT FERRUARY 1 1, 907 HOPE FOR COUNTY OPTION? RKVERAL SENATORS WAT TO TOTE OJV ANOTHER BILL. Is there still a chance' for the pas sage of a county option bill? Expres sions of regret have been heard from several of the senators that the county option bill; defeated ' by a vote of twelve to twenty-one, was not modified so as to meet the objections that were urged against it instead of being so early dismissed.' In discussing the mat ter among themselves" the' senators find that several of those 'who voted against the bill really had "strong leanings to ward the proposition of giving the farmers a right' to vote for' or against the existence of saloons. Rome of the senators objected to the defeated bill beca.use it allowed . the question to come . up in the counties every two years.. Others objected to what seemed to be an unfairness in the bill in thaf if ' 'provided that "a dry" vote would make all the towns of the county dry but "a wet" vote would not necessarily mean wet. For these and other reasons the bill was voted down with a feeling In the hearts of several senators, who voted against it, that there ought to bo some legislation along this line. Among the senators who feel that their votes against the bill did not, in fact, represent their sentiments on the saloon question, nor the sentiment of their constituents, is Senator Joe Burns, of Lancaster.: Speaking of his vote against the county option bill, Senator Burns said "The defeat of that bill did not in fact represent my senti ments on the question of county option. I am personally a temperance man. In the twenty-four years which I have lived in Lincoln I have not been a patron of the saloons, and I have raised up a family of young men who have J followed my example in this regard. ' "It is true that in my political affilia tions I have mixed In politics with men who favor leniency toward the saloon interests. Some of my best political friends have such views but my friends know, and I want the people of Lin coln and Lancaster county, to know that I am not a believer in the saloon system; that I will not use my position as senator to assist the saloon cause in this state. "There were some objections to the county option bill which seemed to me unanswerable and I voted against the bill, but I told some of my fellow sen ators before, the vote was taken, and I say now that if that county option proposition comes back to the senate from the house in such a way that the two year voting clause will be stricken out I will support such a bill and it wet or dry. "The fundamental principle of allow ing the farmers surrounding a town to vote on the question of saloons in that town as an abstract proposition is just and cannot be controverted. I'd like to see the vote in this state on the saloon question at a special election where party affiliations would cut no figure." On this subject Senator Wilson said: "A i to county option as it came be fore the senate last Friday afternoon, I have this to say: That the form in which the question presented itself was very unsatisfactory to me inasmuch as I felt impelled to ally myself with in terests which I am radically opposed ro and have always opposed, viz. the liquor traffic. But the question as pro posed in that bill involved to my mind, the principle of the right of every man to cast one ballot and to have that ballot count and this the bill did not permit, for it expressly provided that unless the farmer voted against license his vote did not count. IVisonally, I am of the opinion that the proposition to give the farmer a chance to vote upon the question of saloon or no sa loon In his county is a fair one so long as we resort to the license plan of regulating and dealing with the saloon evil, but it must corne in suelu form that all votes shall bo upon a par." ; Senator McKesson expressed regret that the principle of local option do feateil in t l.o senate bill had been al lowed to stand and to go into the hen ate record uh the sentiment of that body. "It seemed impossible" said Senator McKesson, "to net the Pill modified In nub a way as to meet the views of tlx different m-nators and yet Koimhow I I" It that it was not tin' right thin to vote down the principle or local option. "1 ant no saloon man. I ntvw up hi thi town of Lincoln, and vns a My here forty yearn ao. When I rim for the legislature the ttrt time ni;-nts r the Ulon ke per of Lincoln posted lit II uKalut mo all oyer the city warn ing the friend of the saloon huhim-M nd trying to defeat my election. Thin him only n few yearn ago and I have not hniK',l .lnee then either In my lial'itH tun u letup- ranee man, nor In toy Mittiiiiciit iittalimt the MiliMiii huslnen. I inner did e.ih i to tlx saloon vot nd I r-r will. 'I ln right of the who!'? puMte, the farmer it well tin 1h low it p'l'pl", a whether there shall be saloons is a right that can not Justly be denied. The difficulty Is to get a lot of men in the legislature to agree in a matter of this kind. If the house will come to the senate with a bill that makes the election a special one not to come up oftener than every five years, or what would be better, to let one vote by the people settle the question until there was further legis lation at some future time, if the house will pass such a bill I will be glad to give it my vote in the senate and I think there are a number of other I senators who feel the same way about It. "As a farmer, living ' near a small town in Lancaster county where there Is no saloon, partly on account of the sentiment among the farmers, I can see, no objection to providing a. manner by which this question may be settled and settled right by the voters of any county, providing that at. such special election if it goes wet, to use a com mon term, it will be wet and if it goes dry, it will be dry." LegliilatorH ami I'nmtv. Topcka Capital: The proposition to prohibit free travel on railroads is so manifestly reasonable that it would be supposed that railroad companies, which have transportation to seil, would have insisted upon it themselves, and when proposed by others, that they would use their influence for it. Kansas railroads are attempting to defeat such a law. They don't want everybody who rides on their lines to pay. They want some to be permitted to ride without paying. They ask the privilege of being permitted to distri bute free transportation among per sons whom they select where it will "do the most good." Why do not the railroads use their powerful influence to secure the enact ment of a genuine anti-pass law? Privately they will admit that they need the free pass as a political opiate, to put legislatures and public olficials to sleep. They claim to be afraid of agitators and of public sentiment and of having their rights taken away from them by laws. But for the soothing effect of the pass, that legislatures would pass confiscatory laws. It may be that legislatures would pass confis catory laws, but that is all they could do. Such laws could not be enforced wrhile there are courts which exist to protect owners of property against confiscatory laws, and which will see that the railroads get every dollar that they are entitled to for the service performed. . No. The railroads are in politics, and they do not want to get out. It is not that they are .afraid of .., .confiscatory laws, but they are afraid of just laws, limiting their exactions to what they are entitled fairly to demand. They want no inquiry into their capitaliza tion and actual property, nor into their charges or taxes. They want to be "let alone," perhaps to confiscate other people's property for the benefit of the Wall street manipulators of the stocks of railroads. But the proposal to abolish the free pass is so fair and just that any sen ator or representative who opposes it and tries to defeat it or compromise the life out of it, will be" regarded by his constituents, who pay their fare, as a railroad representative or senator! lie can not escape being so regarded. The people have their eyes opened and will keep a watch on their legislature. It will not be difficult by the close of the session to separate the representa tives of thr people from representa tives of "the interests." RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. Mtonltl Itrvnte Their Whole Time to Official Duties. KKXESAW. Neb., Feb. 11. To the editor of The State Journal: The bill prepared by the joint committee on railroads as published in The Jour nal, appears to te a comprehensive and well considered measure. Con scientiously carrii d out by an Intelli gent and energetic commission it will go far towards relieving the ie ipie of the many liagrant abuses thai have become a part of er railroad manage ment. It follows closely the Wiscon sin law in many particulars a model well worthy of imitation. The second paragraph of section 1 seelus to iri lioWcVer, to be quite de fective n ml the Wls umln law cover ing that point miht It substituted with good results. The provisi 'i re ferred to Is tin follow h. "N railway commissioner shall bold any otlu r oiliie under tie- k eminent of th : I'nit. tl Ktaten or of hU state, or of any other state government; and fhall not w hile him h ..uum-sloner CASTOR I A lor Infanti and Children. Thi Kind You Win Always Bough! Do sir thi engage in any other occupation or business inconsistent with his duties as such commissioner." Besides being awkwardly expressed this paragraph assumes that a com missioner can attend to the duties of his office and at the same time engage in some other business or occupation. A full realization of the work to be performed by the commission if It is to h of real service, precludes the possibility, of the members having any other vocation or business. There will be constant and arduous work for each member, the secretary and clerks. These commissioners should make themselves so , familiar with every phase of the railroad, express and tel ephone business that no expert, will have advantage of them in the settle ment of questions that arise. They are hot only to hear ; and -determine com plaints that are made but are to inves tigate conditions on their own motion. A commissioner that leaves the office to the secretary and clerks, no mat ter how competent they may be, and only hold meetings to decide com plaints that are made will not be worth the price of the stationery they use. To be of the most service they should be required to devote their en tire time diligently to the duties of their office. In no other way can they become and continue qualified to . act promptly and effectively in the public interest. Flolowing is the provision of the Wisconsin law on this point: "No commissioner, nor the secretary shall hold any other office or position of profit, or pursue any other business or vocation, or serve on or under .any com mittee of any political party, but shall devote his entire time to the duties of his office. . Let our legislature make the same re quirement. No halfway service will suf fice. As they are to have the highest salary of any state officer, this is a per fectly reasonable demand.. Anyone who can't afford to Rive his whole time to its duties ought not to accept the office. I. JL. KVANS. THE STREET RAILWAYS. It ml Showing; for MiinNaeh itself Trolley Hnutl. The showine: in the renort of tht state railroad commissioners as to the bad slump in the earnings of the trol ley roaas tens its own story, says the Boston Advertiser. It snells haank- ruptcy for most of the street railways or me state unless there is a change pretty soon. When onlv t n street railways of the state, out of a total of seveniy-nve, nave been able to show ciiviuenas as higti as 5 per cent, con tinuously for five years'' it' means' iht most of them are pretty close to re ceivership proceedings. In fact, the only way some of them havp. kent nut of insolvency this winter is by stopping me cars at eacn Heavy snowstorm, to save the expense of handling the snow It is no wonder that the railroad com missioners are forced to agree that the Dest way out. in a good manv ea.n is for the steam roads to take the street- railways over on some fair basis and run them. The steam roads can do this and make money, nrobahlv: hut the present management of the street railways cannot, without raising the average of fares or refusing tn Hvo such accommodations as the tate board thinks they should furnish. ine steam roads have already done this in some places. The New Haven system, under President Mellen, has taken over some street railways in this state and expects to take some more. The Boston and Maine and the Boston and Albany so far have done little in that direction. But it is not likely that the steam roads will take over street railways to compete with their own systems on lower fares and cmiaitv good service, and still try to furnish the same service, now given on the old lines. The chances are that the street railways except in the su burbs, will be made feeders to and from the steam roads; and perhaps in the suburbs they will be allowed to take the place, more or less, of the su burban railroad service, with slight advance in street niilw.iv f:,, outside of the city limits. Most' of the steam roads around Boston ion-.. studied the problem of usinir elect -leitv for their own lines on suburban traffic, and have decided not to attempt it; out mey coutil load most of the burden (of distributing Jie suburban business) on cont.'ecllni: street railway owned by them, and could thus lm- piovo tneir own inrniigii service by getting rid of the "suburban conges tion" that In tiow such a big problem. '. y not r An II Soiiielliuen Hit prim. Smith "Your friend I '.town in tn.it. uado man. Isn't lo J. men "He wait." Smith " li.it inn I to Infer from that? Join - "I le linn nlncr bt-.h unmade b il tttUnr made woman." One l.ootl w. Ail applicant ft.r the pout of ti n, h.-r In a ei.ihtr' hoo w.in l liiK ipit Kti.iiu , ' A i. l vOi.it H ) nr p'.iti,.i, t, hHr, to tri w hl;lnr .f h IdnnT ' em im niU r 4itk -it. 'My ootid .,.,ltl.n r ,,!;,,! -u .. ! i i hair, with the t hi! uto y l(.t g i I .or tlio ii uj ' 'I ntie- f I'i'ol.alc. ; Estate t No. 2212 of Ida A. Beck, deceased in county court of Lancaster Coarv KP! braska. ;i - , , ' ' u . The state of Nebraska, To all persons interested m said estate, take notice that a. petition has been filed for proboe of the ast will of said deeeaser, ami for appointment of . James G. Bock, as execu tor thereof, which has been set for hear ing herein, on March S, 1M, at ti o'clock s.. in. Dated February 9, 1007. , ' FHANK it. WATERS beal - County 'J ndsje. V r AT 'Br WAI.TKK Av BKESK, By WABTBR A. LEESE, Clerk. ' DEAR EDITOR: . You no doubt know that nearly all last season our company sold the best 600-pound -per l our capacity hand cream sej)ara't6r" made" for abedt ohe third the price- generally asked, and gave every, one a free trial. ' As you are interested in the U'olfuro of your readers, I wish you would say to them one and all, through the col umns of your most valuable paper, that for this season our separators inve been improved to a point of perfection, still further outclassing anv other sep arator made, still easier to operate still larger capacity, and mnnueihln is cut of order or give trouble, and any reader who will write to Sears, Voa- iinC7ko C" hica. an ask for their 1907 Cream Separator Catalogue, will receive the big book by return mail, postpaid, tree, together with the lowest prices and the most astonishJneiv lib eral oilers and inducements wV have ever made. Yours very trulv, R. W. SEARS, President Sears, Rqebutk i Co. WI'ICU OF IXCOJtPOHATIOX. Notice is hereby given that thp m.w signed have united in the foVmation of a corporation under the name - The Pure L0thLCHiPry' Prfnc,Pal Place of trans-h-n h buslness being Lincoln, Ne braska. The general nature of the busi- ofS'l,be,transacted is thp carr mg on pf wholesale and retail business as fol lows: purchase, manufacture and sell confectionery ice cream and baked goods of every kind and description inchtdiiv raw food products and dairy lmiel.es u, conduct soda fountains, restaurants" and cafes, to act as caterers; to own ami op eiate stores for the conduct of said busi ness; to acquire, hold, incumber, sell and convey and lease real estate and personal property of every kind necessary in th conduct of said business. The eapPat stock authorized is ten thousand dollars of which six thousand dollars shall bo paid in before commencing business. The corporation commences February 6 17 and terminates January 1, S57. The 'high est amount of indebtedness to which th corporation shall at any time subject itself shall not exceed two-third of "the capital stock. ; The affairs of the corpora tion are to be conducted by a president a vice president and a secretary-treasurer and a board of not less than three direc tors. HARVEY W. DA17RY7,IPI,E JOSEPH O. SEACREST. CHARLES 11. WARNER. Emoln, Neb., Feb. 6, 1W7. XOTICK OV IM'Oill'dH.lTIOV. Notice is hereby given that the underl signed have formed a corporation uud r the Jaws of the state of Nebraska. the name of the pnmnMtir.n it. - King & Son. The principal nlaee of transl acting its business is in the city of Lin coln. Lancaster nnnntf YcKr.jobn mu general nature of the business to be transacted is to manufacture, import buy, sell, lease and handle merchandise at whole sale and retail; to buy, sell own, lease and rent real estate and Personal umiwrtv to mn mnor and operat branch ' stores and to do all iiiiiigs inciuentai tnercto as mav be nec- essa rv or Yntflior i i. ... the same. The amount of capital stock authorized is fifty thousand dollars $.), 000), of which seventeen thousand Kn.tn has been subscribed and paid in, and the uaiauee. snau oe issued only as fully paid nn and nil stoflr film it v. nnn ..o,..,i.i.. The time of commencement of the cor- poiauon snau no January I. v.m?, and the termination ' of the corporation shall be December 31, 1MB. The highest amount of indebtedness or liability to whieti ih, corporation is at any time to subiect Itselt shall be two-tnirds of .the eaoi.nl stock actually subscribed and paid in. The affairs of the corporation are to b' conducted by a board of not less than inree inreeiors and such other officers as may i mm time to time tie authorized o provided for in the by laws of the col li n a iioa. Dated, Lincoln. Neb.. Feb ", 1fVi7. ORNAN J. KINC. IIAItKV K, Ml'NS'iN. WILLIAM H KIM', K-"i.:7-y.'.-.m uaid nittctu aJ -rtiti.jn . In.. .... .i. ri" - jjk.3 :: "V"iu" "raJ ii '"' r ,u oat.iut -ruoi-. THAT PriT 1'UVtl II I f mm mmm Pur llf.f - I h"r..iirfl.lr ll.ntnr ft ml H ell .trtr.ti fiiif .t. k,., ...rl.- l ftirl .ftirt-twl, t.-, (t f. tpimi,, W .i t .i. iit.-rn per ft Him ur' imry ..rt.. M is-tta itio.tv ivobiintirii fr (. fffPi Mr tr mt!Mf tf ti.. 0 1 m Li llr4 I O ?,' "'''M i , . .;. ''"' '""I ' ki l-rr, m.ir ..t,. , twitp,-, trt-ty !.. ..a " "!. t ft. r I Mr l.l.f nmtllftl ilmfr,,, ,t V'-rii-titortUI. ..f rrw hJOrStri vt-.t tlr. I l:i.l. il ..it iitfiiiiiiti no frr. lArrilSS SEEP U01SE, . SBtNA!IBOAIt.l?KA.