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VOLUME XXI. LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY MARCH 18, 1901 NUMBER 18
Professional Cards j
AARON WALL i
Practices in all Courts
Loup City, Neb.
ROUT. P. STARK
LOUP CITY. NEBRASKA.
W J. FISHER,
Attorney at Law and Notary Public.
Will Defend in Foreclosure Cum
also DO A
General Real Estate Business.
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Ouly set of Abstract books in count y
J H. LONG
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
Office Opposite St. Elmo
S. A. ALLEN.
LOUP CITY, • - NEB.
OFFICE.—One door east of St. Blnio
Hotel. My equippmeut la modern and
my prices will be as low as can be ax
pected for "oOd work I would be pleased
to have you call Open • yen mgs.
In a dental operation the main consider
ation Is the result. The pain is greatly [
modified by modern equippmenl.
Dr. A. R NORTON,
Veterinary Surgeon ami
OKF1UK.— At my new residence second
door east of opera house.
LOUP CITY. : - NBHtUASKA.
Wesiey McComos, H F Hobart
McCOMBS % HOBART
Livery t Feed Stable
Loup City, Nebraska,
Our teams are all good drivers I
and we are able to give iou the best !
ot turnouts. Our prices are reason
able and we can give satisfaction to
all who wisn our services.
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Also, Takes Orders for
TREES and SCHOOL SUPPLIES |
Lour City, - Nebraska.
J. W. & A. T. Conger, Props
All kinds of haul lug will be given prompt
attention and will make a specially ol
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LOUP CITY. • • • NEBRASKA
Loup City. Neb
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perience and I am sure tha' I can
give you satisfaction. Try me.
Condemns a Had Precodeiil
The following resolution shows
j the temper of Sherman county Re
| publicans, and should he the senti
ment of all right-minded men:
Loup City, Neb., Mar. s, 1004.—
The Republican centra! committee
of Sherman county, Nebraska, at its
met ting held this day, passed a reso
lution condemning the action of the
congressional committee of the Sixth
district of Nebraska in calling the
congressional convention at so earn
a date that it is impossible to elect
delegates to said convention at the
county conventions held in the dis
trict, whereby it becomes necessary
for the respective county central
committees to appoint such dele
gates or forego the right of repre
sentation at such congressiona1 con
vention. We think such action
forms a had precedent, and is apt to
be followed in the future when the
occasion neither excuses nor justi
fies it. It is wholly contrary to the
princip es of our party and to the
principles of our government to de
prive the people of a voice in the
affairs of their government by thus
enabling a central authority to dic
tate n initiations and policies with
out the necessity of an appeal to
the elector*. If such methods be
came the rule, they would inevita
bly lead to the one man power, and
destroy republican government. We
very strongly deprecate Mich a seri
ous departure from the traditions
and princiblcs of our party, and fer
vintly hope that it will not become
a precedent to be followed hereaf
ter. It is earnestly requested that
the delegates from our county call
the attention of the congressional
convention to thi“ unfortunate mis
take and take such steps as will ef
fectually prevent its repetition.
II. Smelser, Chairman.
R. .1. Nm;htin<;ai.k, Secy,
j Of the Sherman C’outy Republican
Siieol was raised in the National
house of representatives, Wednes
day of last week over the report of
Assistant Postmaster General Bris.
tow in regard to the postoffice scan
dals,-and for a time pandemonium
reigned. Rabid attacks were made
upon Bristow by various congress
i men. The government official was
I called a liar and scoundrel; that the
report was conceived in iniquity,
and born in sin, and oprobriious epi
| thets were cast at his devoted head
i by republicans and democrats alke
i with the violence of thunderbolts.
J And all this because of a report of
the investigation of the postoffice
scandals mentions names of various
congressmen in connection with ir
regularities in the appointment of
j postmasters, etc. This howl would
j indicate that something was rotten
somewhere in the neighborhood of
these excited congressmen and an
investigation would be a mighty
healthy thing for the public.
The field of aspirants for secre
tary 4>f state represent a free for all
contest. Alonzo Waite was the first
to enter, and seems to he the favor
ite, with A. (talusha of Red Cloud
second. Fred Miller < f Richardson,
present deputy, concluded to con
test, after insisting he would not he
| a candidate, and Mr. Waite had an
I nouncod his desires. McKesson is
talked of from Lancaster, probably
j as is suggested in the case of Miller,
to defeat some other candidate rath
er than expecting to win. And there
may be others.
Supt A. L. Caviness of Fairfield
is a new Candida e for state super
! intendcnt of schools.
There lias been considerable spec
ulation throughout the state this
spring regarding the assessment of
property under the new law and so
as to be right in the matter, County
Clerk Gibson, made a request for
light on the subject to the Attorney
General. This was answered by a
long opinion of Supreme Court
Commissioner Duffy, backed by Su
preme Court decisions of Indiana,
all of which Mr. I’rout endorsed and
made his own views on the matter.
To sum the whole matter up in
as few words as possible, Mr. Gibson
makes the following statement:
“All tangible property, either
real or personal must, be assessed
whether the owner has any out
standing indebtedness or not. Cred
its are to be assessed as net credits,
not gross- To illustrate: if A holds
a credit against 1* and B holds a
credit against A for the same
amount, the two values are fictitious
and neither should be taxed because
one would offset the other. But if
A’s credit is the larger, then the
difference should he taxed against
A. All credits should be assessed at
their actual value and not their face
value. If they are worth 100 cents
on the dollar they should be listed
at that, if not, at less.”
Destructive Prairie Fire
Ravenna News, Mar. 12: The
praire tire which swept through the
south part of Sherman county on
Wednesday of last week made deso
late its entire course, leaving burn
ing farm houses and barns and
burned and suffering dumb animals
in its wake.
The wind was one of the heaviest
gales (his section of country has ex
perienced in years, and the tire ad
vanced with lightning rapidity and
at times the crest of the wave of
tlame was twenty feet high.
The fire started on section lit and
followed a southerly course about 4
miles in width. Hay and straw
stacks were burned by the hundreds.
At Frazer Schneider’s farm the
house and barn were consumed.
Further on in its course it struck the
John Vandergritt place and swept
the ground clean of everything in
the way of buildings and fences.
The house, barn and outbuildings
were destioyed. The next victim
was Conrad Koch, whose house, and
barn and contents were destroyed.
A cow and several stacks of hay
were also burned. At Bert Nei
berg's a new $400 barn was burned,
with four head of cattle and one
horse. Anton J elinek lost one span
of horses and all of his corn and
feed. Gus Schultz lost over twenty
tons of hay and every farm in the
pathway of the fire was stripped of
everything of a combustible nature,
Trees were charred and blackened
and it is doubtful if they will sur
vive the baptism of fire. At Conrad
Kocn’s place, the platform of his
windmill tower, twenty feet from
the ground, was charred and black
encd by the flames.
The fire was finally stopped at
Fred Novy’s place, but not until it
had burned through his trees and
grove, which will be an ireparable
injury to the young timber.
On the same d <y, a fire started on
Wood river, north of Kearney, and
swept southeastward to near Gib
bon. A great lot of damage was
done and a great deal of hay and
straw was destroyed, but the terri
tory covered was not so great nor
the damage so extensive as in the
Sherman county tire.
A (’asc of llog
A country hog that goes to the
large packing houses at 4 4 cents a
pound ant! corues back, breakfast
bacon at 22 cents a pound, is not
the only hog in the transaction.—
North Nebraska Eagle.
Ilmv 3i Truthful Paper Might
A Missouri editor announced thu*
for just one issue he would tell the
truth. Here are a few items trom
“John Bonin, the laziest mer
chant in town, made a trip to Boll
view yesterday. John Doyle, <>ur
groeeryman, is doing a poor busi
ness. 11 is store is dusty, dirty and
noxiously odoriferous. How can he
expect to do much? ltev. Styx
preached Sunday night on Charity.
The sermon was punk. If the rev
erend gentleman would live up a
little closer to what he preaches
he'd have bigger congregations.
Dave Sonkoy died last Saturday at
his home in this place. The doctor
gave it out as heart failure. The
fact is, lie was drunk and whiskey
is what killed him. IIis home was
a rented shack on Roudy street
Married—Miss Sylvia Rhodes and
.lames Canahan last Saturday even
ing in the Baptist parsonage. The
bride is a very ordinary town girl
who doesn't know any more than a
rabbit about cooking and who never
helped her mother three days in her
life. She is not a beauty by any
means and has a gait like a fat
duck. The groom is well known
here as an up-to-date loafer. He
lias been living off the old folks all
his life and don’t amount to shucks.
They will have a hard life when
they live together and the News has
no congratulations to offer, for we
don’t believe any good can come
from such a union.”
1 he issue in which the Missouri
editor told the truth was the last he
ever made. Now, in the- spring
time when the dew like diamonds
sparkle in the tender grass, where
sweet throated birds make melody
all the day, subscribers to this pa
per while it was published,drive out
in the country a short way to catch
a glimpse of a piece of black skin
which hangs suspended from a
barbed wire fence. It is all that
remains of the once manly form <>f
the Missouri editor who “told the
truth for once.” - Ex.
They Ought to Know About
Our Nebraska Cows.
It would be well for Nebraska if
everyone in the east w ho thinks of
coining here or who thinks at all of
the dairying industry could be hand
ed a copy of an article on “Dairy
ing in Nebraska,” prepared by Prof.
A. L Haecker, of the State Experi
ment Station, after the victory of
the steer “Challenger,” which was
given his start in life on skim-milk.
The professor believes that the
possibilities of Nebraska as a dairy
ing state are almost limitless, and
he shows not only that one creamery
paid farmers for butter-fat, during
1903, a total of $1,250,000 and that
another paid ♦ 1,000,000, but that
this is only a small representation
of what will be paid when the in
dustry is developed.
In substantiation of this, Secre
tary S. C. Bassett, of the Nebraska
Dairyman’s Association, showed, at
the aniiiial meeting in January, that
whereas there were only two milch
cows to the square mile in Nebraska
in 1880, there are now 10 to the
square mile, with a total value of
♦37,000,000 and with production
aggrega'ing $20,000,000 during
1903. The Burlington Route has
published the Haecker article, with
the Bassett figures, in pomphlet
form, this week, and will circulate
hundreds of copies in the east. We
are informed any Nebraskan can
have copies sent to his eastern friends
by sending their names and address I
es to J. Francis, the general passen
ger agent at Omaha. The pam
phlet contains also a list of creamery
stations, and it is noteworthy that
there are now 500, as compared with
282 in January, 1903.
The popular Up to-Date
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LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA.
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cutlery and furniture is complete and
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