lowed his profession for about thirty years, and is a physician and surgeon of distinguished ability. In 1894 he was elected as one of the representatives to the legislature from York county. Because of his efficient services the republicans of York and Fillmore counties tendered him the nomination for senator in 1896 by acclamation, and he was elected by a fair majority. He commands universal respect as an honest, able, and conscientious legislator. He has always been a republican and a true friend to the boys in blue. He is a member of the committees on accounts and expenditures, miscellaneous subjects, medical societies, and asylums.
SENATOR WILLIAM H. DEARING.
WILLIAM H. DEARING, senator from the fourth district, is a
resident of Plattsmouth and was born in Cass county,
Illinois, January 19, 1859. He was educated in Warren
county, Iowa, and afterwards studied medicine, graduating
from the medical department of the State University of Iowa
in 1882. He came to Nebraska and practiced his profession
until 1892, when he was elected clerk of the district court
of Cass county, in which position he served four years. He
is a prominent member of the Modern Woodmen of Amer-
ica, Loyal Mystic Legion, and other fraternal insurance orders; he is a Mason of high degree, and a Knight of Pythias. He married Miss Eunice Tresham, of Palmyra, Iowa, and their family consists of two sons and a daughter. For many years he has been a prominent democrat, and as an organizer and efficient campaigner has earned a state reputation. In the election of 1896 the race in his district was hotly contested by one of the strongest republicans in Cass county, but Dr. Dearing was elected by over 200 majority. Senator Dearing is chairman of the committees on standing committees, claims, privileges and elections, and is a member of the committees on municipal affairs, railroads, miscellaneous corporations, medical societies, asylums and other asylums, and enrolled and engrossed bills.
SENATOR JOHN H. DUNDAS.
JOHN H. DUNDAS, senator from the second district, has long
been a resident of Auburn, Nebraska, where he has wielded a
trenchant and fearless pen as editor of the Nemaha
Granger, which he has published since 1884. John was
born near Aurora, Illinois, in 1845, attended the common
schools and the state normal. He graduated in a
course and taught school for many years. Learned the trade of stone mason. The motto of his paper is "Our Country is our Party." He has always opposed political corruption, deceit, bulldozing, and bribery, without regard to party. He is a brave advocate of the suppression of the liquor traffic, favors woman suffrage, and has always stood in the front rank in the current reforms of his day. His election to the senate in 1896 was a matter of congratulation on the part of his constituents because of the fact that the same was brought about without the use of money, strong drink, or cigars. Mr. Dundas' majority was 285. In 1871 he was married to Miss Weltha Bishop and their union has been most happy, and their little circle embraces two sons and two daughters, of whom both parents are confessedly proud. Senator Dundas is chairman of the committee on public charities, and is a member of the committees known as asylums, internal improvements, public printing, enrolled and engrossed bills, and finance, ways and means.
SENATOR J. H. EVANS.
J. H. EVANS, who served several weeks in the present senate
as a member from the sixth district, was born in Towyn,
North Wales, December 12, 1848, He is one of the most
enterprising and public-spirited citizens of the Nebraska
metropolis, having located in Omaha in 1878. He purchased a
half interest in the City Steam Laundry, the first
establishment of its kind west of Chicago. Extending his
business he established four other large plants in the
following cities: Lincoln, Council Bluffs, South Omaha, and
Omaha, with a capital stock Of $250,000, owning all the
buildings and real estate connected therewith, and employing
between three hundred and four hundred persons. He also
established the Nebraska Shirt Company, which has grown to
be the largest factory of its kind in the state. In
connection with the factory a gent's furnishing store was
established on Farnam street, and a commodious store
building is being erected to accommodate the expanding
trade. Senator Evans is also president of the Drummond
Carriage Factory and the Southern Land & Improvement
Company of Florida, a pleasant winter resort patronized by
Nebraskans. He is a director of
the Manufacturers & Consumers Association of Nebraska, member of the Ak Sar Ben, Omaha Board of Trade, Commercial Club, director of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, and president of the National Bank of Commerce, to which he devotes most of his time. Mr. Evans has never been active in politics, but last fall permitted the use of his name on the republican ticket, and received, according to the official returns, 14,031 votes, being the highest number of votes cast for any candidate running in Douglas county. He was the only republican seated in the senate from Douglas county, and served with close attention and devotion to his duties for thirty days, when he was unseated by vote of the majority in favor of his contestant, John Jeffcoat. It was publicly stated in the debate on the floor of the senate pending the motion to unseat Senator Evans, that no personal charge of corruption had ever been made against him. He served on the following committees: Finance, ways and means, banks and currency, constitutional amendments and federal relations, and immigration.