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VOLUME XXL LOUP CITY, .NEBRASKA. FRIDAY, APRIL I. 1001 NUMBER 20
Practices in all Courts
Loup City, Neb.
LOUP CITY. NEBRASKA.
W J. FISHER,
Attorney a! Law and Notary Public.
WUl Defend la Foreclosure Cases
AXBO DO A
General Real Estate Business.
LOUF C1TT, - - NEUHAIKit
•It. /#. •Itti.tU
Loup City, • Nebraska.
Only set of Abstract hooks in county
J. H. LONG
Office Opposite St. Elmo
S. A. ALLEN.
LOUP CITY, • - XKB.
•JFKI E — One door east of St. r lino
Hotel. My equlppment is modern and
tuy prices will be as low as can be ex
pected for «"ood work. I would he pleased
to have you call Open ivening*.
In a dental operation the main consider
ation Is the result. The pain Is Ktcatly
moditled by modern equlppment.
Dr. a. R NORTON,
Veterinary Surgeon ami
OFFICE.— At my new residence second
door east of opera house.
1.0UP CITY. : - - NEBRASKA.
Wesiey McCombs, H F Habarl
McCOMBS % HOBART
Livery # Feed Stable
Loup City, Nebraska,
Our teamR are all good drivers
and we are able to give \ou the best
ot turnouts. Our prices are reason
able and we can give satisfaction to
all who wiah our services.
YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED
F. E. Brewer
Will insure you in the
St. Paul Fire Marine,
or National Ins. Co.’s
Also, Takes Orders for
TREES and SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Loup City, - Nebraska.
City Dray aid Transfer line
J. W. & A. T. Conger, Props.
All kinds of hauling will be given prompt
attention and will make a specialty ol
moving household good. Ice delivered in
any part of town Your patronage solicited.
LOUP CITY, - - - NEBRASKA.
Loup City, Neb.
I have had twenty years of Ex
perience and I am sure that I can
give you satisfaction. Try me.
What Shall We Do to He Saved l
To Editor of Northwkstkrn:
Most of our citizens are aware of
the fact that Sherman county is in
debt; few are aware of the amount,
and less yet, we imagine, ever real
ize that we pour into the rat hole,
annually, interest to the amount of
*o,200, or, averaged up, about $4
for every voter in the county, and
are paying off our debt at less than
half that amount each year. Our
taxes are not nearly as high now as
they were years ago, for the reason
that there is more taxable property
in our county, nearly every quarter
section of land being proved up on,
and at a less than one.fifth basis our
entire valuation for HHKi was $978,
000. In 1904, under the new reve
nue law, the prospects are that our
assessed valuation will reach a mill
ion and a quarter.
Now let us 1' ok the matter square (
ly m the face. Fifty-two hundred
dollars a year for interest for ten
years means, at the same rate, $5 2,
000. Can we afford it? Now, let
ns do a little figuring for ourselves,
and not for the man with the money.
In 1900, the last of the $3*,000 rail
road bonds comes due. There arc
still $11,000 of them outstand
ing and for which we must pay six
per cent o the last minute, because
our “forefathers’, forgot to make
them 5-20s or J0-20s, but just left
them common old 20s.
In 1908, $20,000 refunding bonds
falls due, bearing 5 her cent, so you
see in four years we will either be
called upon to pay $31,000, or to
issue new bonds for redemption of
the old. Which is best to do?
! With a million and a quarter valua
tion, (that means one-fifth its actual
value), would it not be decidedly
better to make an 8-null levy for
four years and meet them when they
This $31,000 is now costing us
81,000 per year interest, while with
a little extra effort we can pay them
when due and stop that drain, and
surely good business tactics demand
that we do so.
Several good men have suggested
! that we do not make any extra levy,
hut let our debt run until posterity
can take a hand in the matter.
Others again suggest more radical
measures than are here advocated.
Our views are contained iu the
above statements and we would like
to hear, through the columns of
The Northwestern', the views of
our citizens. If we are wrong, we
are willing to “go way back and sit
down,” but when we look ahead ten
years and realize that after we con
tribute to Shylock nearly half the
full amount of our 'debt, and he still
says start again old man, we say,
let us tear ourselves from his clutch
es; let us sacrifice a litile and be
Lee from this blight. What say i
you, brothers'/ Geo. II. Gibson.
An Kldora (Iowa) man claims to
have a goose weighing 144 pounds,
has made rubbers for it to wear and
will exhibit the bird at the St. Louis
exposition. That’s nothing. There
is a Loup City woman who has a
goose iu her family that weighs per
haps IT"* pounds, wears pants, chews
and smokes and talks good English,
yet she sees nothing wonderful in
iu all that.
Governor Cummins of Iowa is re
ported critically ill with pneumo
John L. Sullivan, the ex-pugilist,
is threatened with total blindness.
He is said to be ill at his sister’s
h me in Boston, penniless and his
constitution completely wrecked.
The Lincoln News says evidence
is accumlating day by day that
agents of the Japanese government
are seeking to recruit their military
forces from the ranks of the Ne
braska national guard.
The tight m the democratic ranks
for the presidential nomination is
narrowing down until it seems to
be balancing between Hearst and
his millions on the one side as
against Judge Parker on the other.
The U. S. senatorial question is
solved, so far a> nomination by Hie
Hepubliean state convention is con
cerned. Already of the 5go
votes needed have been pledged and
less than one-fourth of the county
conventions have so far been held.
Seems to he about the most popular
movement ever inaugurated in the
Ex-Congressman W. E. Andrews,
who is at present Auditor of the
Treasury, would like to be l\ S.
senator from Nebraska, ahd iin
blusliingly annou' ces that fact. We
admire Will’s candor and nerve as
we used to admire his intellect and
bright oratorical ability way back
in our old college days, lmt rather
incline to think he is hardly enough
of a Nebraskan any more to entitle
him to represent the state in that
most exalted station.
With the clima'ic conditions in
Nebraska, and especially in Sher
man county, most excellent and so
nearly resembling spring, what do
our people think when they read of
the immense blizzards over Miune- :
sota, North Dakota, Montana and |
all the northwest, with great snow ,
blockades thrown in for good meas
lire? And as if this were not enough
grief of the kind, Illinois, Indiana ,
and other states east have had winds
and rams galore, flooding towns and
and country, causing endless finan- !
dal losses, with many deaths. The
moral attached to this is, come to
Nebraska, where you can be safe,
prosperous and happy.
The State Fair board of mana
gers met in Lincoln last Friday and I
closed the contract for the appear
ance of the noted pacer, Dan Patch,
for a trial mile on the race track on
Tuesday of Fair week. The man
agement also took up the question
of securing a better class of shows
for the grounds during Fair. The
question of the distribution of free
tickets was given liberal discussion,
j and ends sought where less abuse of
that department of privileges may
result. Also, the service to and
from the fair grounds and city will
be bettered and made more rapid
and efficient. President Mellor will
do his best to make the coming fair
by tar the best yet given, and is
ejecting his well known, hustling
business methods into the heart and
arteries of the association, and his
board of managers are enthusiastic
ally aiding him to the fullest ex
tent within their power.
I _ ___
(Too late for last week.)
J. F. Beiudiausen started up 111^
200 egg incubator the other day.
Ashton is entitled t( si veil dele
gates in the Republican county eon
The ••(’all for Primary" notices
are out. All Republicans please
Ignat/. .Maiefski is re seeding all
of his corn stalk wheat, about 120
acres, the same having been winter
Mr DeFord, who has been visit
ing in Virginia for the past >i\
weeks is again at his post in the P.
it M. depot.
Then. Ojendyk attended the eon
gression-ii convention at Alliance as
a delegate. Theo. says he would
and could not live in the sand lulls
up around Alliance.
The rural route inspector was
here inspecting the route that is to
be opened in the near future. He
says this the best route he has
opened for a long time, there being
I jj families along the twenty-two
miles of road.
The west hound freight set con
siderable tire Monday. It set the
prairie on fire four times about a
mile east of town, and west of town
on the old (borge Wilson place it
again set tire, burning up considera
ble bay for .Jamrog it Polski.
Dry Creek Clippings.
Michael Knice i^ reported very
The new school library for dis
j trict No. 4 arrived last week.
Mrs Kramer, who has been on
the sick list, is reported better.
Mrs. Kazel and family have
moved on the John O’Neill farm.
Dan Davison lias purchased a fine
stallion of Frank Inis of St Paul.
J. I), ('alaway shelled corn Sa'
urday, Holmes Brothers doing the;
Joe Myre is sporting with a span
of mules. Joe makes a splendid
It. Boice and family of Shelton
are visting Mr. Boice’s father-in
law, Mr. John Myre.
Misses Liziie and Carrie spent
Sunday afternoon visiting their
friend, Miss Virdie Halyards.
District No. 4H will give an en
tertainment, Friday evening, April
1st. All are cordially invited to
A number of young folks from
this vicinity attended the literal-}
on Wiggle creek, Friday evening.
All report a good time.
George Wagner purchased a new
water tank in Ravenna Friday.
George has set up housekeeping all
by himself on the farm he pur
cha-ed from Michael Smyth.
And now W. II. Harrison has fol
lowed in the footsteps of Mr. Dins
more and Judge Robertson and has
withdrawn from the gubernatorial
field, thus leaving Gov Mickey a
clear field for re-nomination. Just
why these gentlemen entered the
race in the first p'aee would puzzle
anyone hut an inscrutable Provi
Treasurer Mortensen is the only
candidate for state office who seems
to have no opposition. Peter will
undoubtedly lie allowed to succeed
himself without having any fun at
all, at all.
•The popular tlp-to-Date
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Fancy and Toilet Articles,
Ladies’ and Gents’ Furnishings
DRY mm HATS. GAPS,
SHOES AND GROCERIES
All Goods Strictly First Class
IM[ONE G 7
LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA.
Buys, Sells and Rents
RESIDENT AGENT FOR B. & M. LANDS
AND LINCOLN LAND CO. TOWN LOTS.
BOUGHT AT THK
E. <k Mo Elevators
MCALPINE, LOUP CITY, SCHAUPP SIDING,
ASHTON AND FARWELL.
Coal for Sale at Loni City aail Asbtoi. Will Bay
HOGS AT SCHAUPP SIDING AND FARWELL
Cull and wee our coal and gel prices on grain.
E. G- TAYLOR.
Furniture, Stoves and Tinware
My stock of shelf hardware, tinware, guns,
cutlery and furniture is complete and
our prices car.not fail to please.
Get our prices on steel ranges,
cook stoves, heaters etc., before
you buy. We can save you mon
ey on" these articles. Your pat
.LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA.
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