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sides. Representative Jones enjoys the respect and confidence of his constituents, and has been a faithful, diligent, and energetic member. He has exhibited no disposition to be heard on matters which were of minor importance, but has been content to serve his people as an unpretentious, practical, and quiet legislator, devoting himself assiduously to the work of the committees on apportionment, public schools, and immigration.


PictureSpacerIcon or sketchHE third legislative district, consisting of the county of Nemaha, is represented by Hon. David N. Jones, of Brock. He was born in Delaware county. Ohio, and enlisted in the Seventh Ohio Independent Cavalry in 1863, loyally serving his country until the close of the great rebellion. In 1867 he cast his fortunes among the people of Nebraska, and has since devoted himself to the arts of agriculture, and has witnessed the wonderful transformation of this prairie state from a sparsely settled plain, over which the Indian and the buffalo still roamed, to a lusty, growing commonwealth, with a million and a quarter of busy and intelligent inhabitants. Mr. Jones was married in 1860 to Miss Harriet T. Howison, of Washington,



D. C., and the union was broken by death, which occurred in 1881. Six children, three boys and three girls, constitute the family. Representative Jones is a consistent and influential member in the Baptist church, and enjoys the confidence and esteem of his neighbors and friends in the highest degree. He is chairman of the committee on manufactures and commerce, and a member of the committees on labor, banks and currency, and penitentiary.


PictureSpacerIcon or sketchNE of the staunch republicans representing the thirty-second district in the house is Hon. George U. Jones, of Wymore. He was born in Wales, in 1842, on the border about seven miles from the home of Mr. Gladstone. He came to this country and worked as a stone mason and bricklayer in Ohio, going from there to Pennsylvania in 1869. Ten years later he came to Nebraska and settled on a farm near Wymore. By industry and economy the little eighty acres on which he first took up his abode has broadened to 320 and is still occupied as the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jones and their seven children. For a time he followed the business of contracting before coming west. When he left Shenandoah to come to



Nebraska he was a member of the common council of that city. Mr. Jones was educated in the old country with a view to entering the public service, has continued his studies and research in the old British or Welsh vernacular, and has written many valuable contributions to newspapers and periodicals, both in poetry and prose, under the nom de plume "Ymyl Aluri." In the seventies Mr. Jones took up arms in Pennsylvania to aid in suppressing the strikes in the coal and iron regions. He has from youth been a consistent member of the Presbyterian church. He has served during the session on the committees on insane hospitals, and telegraph, telephone and electric lights.


PictureSpacerIcon or sketchHE twentieth legislative district is represented in the house by an able and thoroughly educated gentleman in the person of Hon. George Fillmore Kapp. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1864, and his ancestors were among the earliest pioneers of that state, their history running back to the days of William Penn. His father rendered faithful service to his country during the war of the rebellion. George was raised after the manner of the average country boy,



working hard through the crop season, and taking every possible advantage of the public school system in the winter. He completed a course in the State Normal School, at Millersville, Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1884 with the degree of B. E. After teaching for some time he pursued a two years' course in the Northern Indiana Law School at Valparaiso, graduating with honors and receiving the degree of LL. B. Mr. Kapp came to Nebraska in 1891 and engaged in the practice of his profession, in which he has had a continuing success. In 1894 he made a gallant race for county attorney of Boyd county, and was defeated by only forty votes, through a three-cornered combination against him. In 1896 he was nominated by the populists and was elected to the house by a majority of over 750 votes, being the only nominee of his party in the district who was successful. He was married June 30, 1896, to Miss Mary Jonas, of Butte City, this state. Mr. Kapp is chairman of the committee on county boundaries, county seats and township organization, and a member of the committees on judiciary, constitutional amendments, school lands and funds, and claims.


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