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Miller, settled on the land he had purchased, and lived there until 1879, when he sold his property and moved to Burt county, Nebraska, where he has since resided. Mr. Miller now owns a splendid farm on the highlands on Logan Bell creek divide, east of the Logan valley, on which stands a fine brick residence, occupied in peace and comfort by himself, his wife, and a family of eight children. He has musical tastes, and is the director of the Miller Cornet Band. He is held in high esteem by his neighbors and fellow citizens. He ran ahead of his ticket in the late election in his own county, and carried Cuming county. Senator Miller is chairman of the committee on agriculture, and a member of the committees on public lands and buildings, highways, bridges, and ferries, labor, privileges and elections, miscellaneous subjects.


PictureSpacerIcon or sketchON. CHAS. T. MUFFLY, of Madison county, was born in Northampton county, Pennsylvania, January, 1828. He was of German Quaker parentage, and his early education was obtained in schools conducted on the old subscription plan, limited to about three months in the year. At the age of fifteen he became a tailor's apprentice and completed his trade in



Lock Haven in the spring of 1846. Following his trade for two years, he took Greeley's advice and went west, first locating in Freeport, Illinois. Finding no use for his trade, he went to work at carpentering. He was first married in 1850, and his wife died nine years afterwards, leaving him three children. In 1862 he again married, and this union still continues. He enlisted in the Forty-sixth Illinois Infantry and served to the close of the war, after which he engaged in farming an eighty-acre tract which lie owned in Stephenson county, Illinois. Moving to Iowa, he bought land and farmed in different counties, and in 1878 emigrated to Madison county, this state, and settled on a quarter section where he now lives. In 1852 he made the long and perilous trip across the plains to California, returning in 1854 by the way of the Isthmus to New York. Senator Muffly is chairman of the committee on immigration, and a member of the committees on labor, library, banks and currency, and public charities.

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PictureSpacerIcon or sketchON. GEO. ARTHUR MURPHY represents the twenty- first senatorial district, and is a resident of Beatrice, a lawyer of prominence who stepped gracefully from the office of prosecuting attorney of Gage county to the state senate, where he divides the honors of leadership as a member of the minority. Mr. Murphy was born on Christmas day, 1858, in Starke county, Indiana, where he was educated in the common schools with no special advantages. At an early age he taught school and earned sufficient money to enable him to take a four years' course in Northern Indiana College at Valparaiso. He graduated in August, 1881, and read law in Chicago and in northern Indiana for two years, was admitted to the bar and entered the practice at Knox, Indiana, in his native county seat town. After five years' practice be located in Beatrice, Nebraska, where he rapidly advanced in influence and reputation, winning both professional and financial success. In 1890 he became a director and vice-president of the German National Bank, which position he still holds. He is a stockholder in the Union Savings Bank and the Farmers & Merchants Bank of Beatrice. In 1881 Mr. Murphy



was married to Clara Edith Miner, at Fort Wayne, Indiana, and his labors and responsibilities have been shared by her, and he attributes to her assistance much of his success in life. He is an eloquent and ready speaker, a good parliamentarian, and is a member of the committees on judiciary, library, constitutional amendments, counties and county boundaries, and public charities.


PictureSpacerIcon or sketchHE fourteenth senatorial district, comprising the counties of Rock, Brown, Keya Paha, Cherry, Sheridan, Dawes, Sioux, and Box Butte, is well and conscientiously represented by Judge Otto Mutz, one of the recognized leaders of the majority wing of the senate. Mr. Mutz was born October 16, 1855, in Mills county, Iowa. His parents moved to Cass county, Nebraska when he was but one year old, and there he resided until 1887, when he moved to Keya Paha county, his present residence. He has been a farmer and public educator all his life, with the exception of four years' service as county judge of his adopted county. He was educated at the State Normal School in Peru, and taught school for fourteen years in Cass county. He was married in 1876 to Miss Ella P. Russell, of Eight Mile

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