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Loup City Northwestern
VOLUME XXI. LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA,£ THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2T, 1004.
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J. W. BURLEIGH. Ed. and Pnb.
Republican Standard Bearers
For Vice President.
.Charles \V. Fairbanks
.John H. Mickey of Polk
For Lieutenant Governor.
.E. G. McGiltcu ot Douglas
For Secretary ot State.
.A. Galusha of Webster
.E. M. Seurle.Jr. of Keith
.Peter Mortensen of Valley
For Superintendent of School.
.J. M. McBrien of Fillmore
For Attorney General.
....Norris Brown of Buffalo
For Land commissioner.
.H. M. Eaton of Dodge
For Congressman—Sixth District..
.Moses P. Kinkaid of Holt
STATE sex ATE.
For Senator—Kith restrict.
.Aaron Wall of Sherman
.H. Smelser of Ashton
For County Attorney..
.J. S. Pedler of Loup City
The supreme court decides the
Ramsey elevator law constitutional.
What will Mr. Hand raDt about
Under the iniquitous(?) new rev
enue law, E. H. Kittell, populist
candidate for representative is to
pay a state tax of *5.00 as against
*0.07 last year. That awful reve
The increase in the total assessed
valuation of railroad property in the
state is 69 7-10 per cent. Total on
all other property, 54 per cent. In
crease on railroad above all other
property, 15 7-10 per cent. Farm
ers, dou’t let the opposition’s “jug
glery” with figures fool you. They
should keep history straight.
The total amount of state tax lev
ied for the year 1903 in this county
was $8,341.14, and the total amount
levied for 1904 is $8,701,11, or an
increase of $359.97 over last year.
The railroad tax in this county in
1903 was 11,669 71, and in 1904 is
$2,093.61, making an increase of
$423.90, which is $$63.93 that the
railroads pay over the total increase
in the whole county. So much for
one of the bowls that the railroads
are escaping taxation under the new
Look here! An examination of
the new revenue law shows a de
crease in the average valuation of
cattle of 97 cents per head; of hogs
19 cents; of sheep 6£ per cent; of
sewing machines 23 4 per cent;
on wagons 6 per cent, etc. The
small property owner seems in no
danger of being “ruined” by this
law. On the other hand monies,
stocks, bonds, etc., the “plutocratic”
c lass stuffs, so to speak, have an IN
CREASE OF 317 PER CENT.
Keep history straight.
The opposition in Sherman coun
ty is busy these days gathering up
names of those who may have any
increase in their assessment this
year over last year, ou the hypothe
sis that in touching the pocket by
the assessment route you touch a
vital spot and by said touch-down
score a point against the republican
party, by laying it to the new reve
nue law. But they forget(?) to state
that the increase is due to the coun
ty board (populist, if you please) to
raise mobey for county levy, (not
state levy) and for county, town
ship and school purposes, and not
for state, and cannot be placed to
the discredit or responsibility of the
new revenue law. In fact the state
levy has been reduced from mills
to 6* mills, or A REDUCTION OF
TWO MILLS ON THE STATE
LEVY THIS YEAR. Don’t for
get that. Keep hist* ry straight.
The New Revenue Law.
It provides for taxing all the prop
erty in the state equitable among all
It provides for the collection of
all the taxes.
It prevents the heavy property
owner from escaping his fair share
of the burdens of taxation.
It has made it possible to ascer
tain the true value of railroad pr^p
It has raised railroad assessments
71 percent throughtout the state, or
j about nineteen millions of dollars.
It provides a better and stronger
] system for assessing life, accident
| and surety companies and all other
Ed. Northwestern: 1 am in
formed there is an erroneous idea
I atioat regarding the modus operandi
followed by me In making the 10
per cent raise on the taxable proper
ty of this county, as ordered by the
State Boaid of Equalization this
year, and to correct any errors that
I may exist, I would say that I mere
: ly made a mathematical calculation
I of the amount the state exacted
from Sherman county, which was
$8,698, then proceeded to ascertain
the levy in mills it would require to
raise this amount on the value as re
turned by the assessors and equal
ized. I did not raise the value of
the property one penny, but raised
the state levy enough in mills to get
the required amount. I would like
to say further, regarding the new
revenue law, that it is a peach and a
thorough understanding of it will
convince any one. It your taxes
are higher than last year, it is not
| the fault of that law,; there is some
! other reason which can be assigned,
and herore the new revenue law is
condemned, let us find the real rea
I son and be convinced.
Geo. H. Gibson.
This editor has had an acquaint
| ance with the governor ever since
I he was a boy of eighteen We served
I our country in the same regiment
during the civil war. We liyed in
Polk county for over fifteen years,
all of which time we had a close
friendship with our old comrade and
we are emphatic in our declaration
: that in all these many years of our
i acquaintance with the soldier,citizen,
! business man,church man and gover
i nor, we have never known one single
act of his that would wariant any
one in denouncing him as a hypo
crite. The statement is malicious,
contemptible and mean, and the
dem-pop papers that are taking up
this vile stuff and rolling it under
their tongue as precious morsal of
political rot, then giving it out to
their readers wit., hellish partisan
glee are not adding any strength to
their cause and only breed contempt
for themselves and their papers.—
The unfair, unwarranted and un
i gentlemanly attacks upon J. S. Ped
| ler, accusing him of being responsi
I ble for increase of taxation in Ash
ton and Oak Creek townships, does
not meet with the approval of the
| people of those townships, and the
party making such unwarranted as
sertions was pertinently asked if he
thought the people were fools and
I didn’t know the county attorney did
not have anything to do v.ith the
plan of equalization. The supervis
ors have certified that no legal ques
tion was involved and J. S. Pedler
was not asked, neither did he give
j nor offer any advice as to plan or
! otherwise. What is the matter
with the opposition? Why not
keep history straight?
A friend handed us a circular, just
before going to press, gotten out by
the opposition, one paragraph being
in part as follows:
•The populist party has always re
duced taxes in state and county,’’ etc.
Considering the fact that they
have in this eounty raised ihe coun
ty levy this year from 24 mills to
24£ mills, thereby raising the taxes
some eight or nine thousand dollars,
the statement is pretty good. Won
der why the circular picked oat a
tax showing from a certain few
townships only? Why this par
Today is what may be termed fine*
TRUTH VS. FICTION.
In answer to a challenge to de
bate with Mr. Merge, Gov. Mickey
has written a letter which refutes
many of the fusion slanders against
the Republican administrations It
would be impossible for the govern
or to answer all of the wild charges
which have been circulated of late
by fusion candidates, speakers and
writers^ but he has found time to
show how carelessly Mr. Berge and
others act when they are delving in
what they are pleased to call statis
tics with regard to the state debt,
appropriations, the revenue law and
other important topics.
Governor Mickey makes but one
argument, the argument of figures
taken from the official records, prop
erly substantiated by the official in
charge of those records. The govern
or very properly points out that
these figures are either true or un
true and that therefore there is no
room lor debate. If fusionists wish
to prove their good faith and actual
ly believe a tenth of the wild state
ments they have made, let them go
to the records and show wherein
Governor Mickey is wrong when he
says that the “enormous increase” in
the state debt uuder Republican
rule is just $151,666.99, that a
goodly portion of this has gone to
pay fusion deficiencies, and that
many times the increase has been
unavoidably expended in rebuilding
the state buildings which burned,
enlarging institutions which had
become over-crowded, and repairing
the damaged buildings which had
been allowed to go to ruin under
the fusionists, in order that they
might be able to make a fake show
ing of “economy.”
Gov. Mickey backs his word with
a sworn statement from the audit
or's office, which is in part as fol
Complying with your request of Oct.
17,1904. I transmit herewith a certified
copy of the conditions of the floating
debt of the state on Jan. 2, 1901, and on
Sept. 1, l9o4.
Amount of floating debt
Jan. 2.1901.$1,748,892 70
To this debt should be
added the amount of II,
It 437. being the miscel
laneous deficiency bill,
and II. R. 478. being the
miscellaneous claims bill,
these boing debts incur
>ed by the former admin
istration, amounting to .. 182,735 97
Making a total of.$1,931,028 07
Amount of floating debt on
Sept. 1,1904.$2,083,295 G6
Being a net increase of. 151,660 99
Reference is then made to the
$19,000 of wolf bounty claims al
lowed to accumulate by the fusion
ists under a law which they had
passed, and the auditor shows, too,
that $605,063 was expended by the
Republicans in permanent improve
ments, a considerable portion of
which were imperatively necessary
and ought to have been attended to
by the fusion is ts. Had these in
vestments (not expenditures) not
been necessary, the stale debt would
have been largely decreased in the
past four years, and today there is
not the slightest doubt that should
existing conditions be maintained
the debt will melt away rapidly and
within a few years will be a thing
of the past. Continuing, Gov Mick
ey quotes Auditor Cornell (fusion)
with regard to the growth of the
state debt under the rule of tlie op
position, and says:
‘•The only mistake made by Mr Cor
nell was that lie did not estimate his
‘deficiencies’ large enough. The figures
us showed by the anditor’s statement
herein given, should have been $182.
7:15.07, instead of §125.000, increasing
the total indebtedness at that time to
$1,965,221.08. In this connection it is
also proper to state that both Gov. Hol
comb and Gov. Poynter called the at
tention of the legislature, in their bien
nial messages to the growth of the
floating debt during their respective
terms, and urged a revision of the reve
nue law to the end that the income of
ehe state might be made adequate to its
expenditures. You must agree with
me that the state’s floating debt has re
ceived very considerable impetus dur
ing fusion administrations and that the
showing made by republicans during
the three and three-fourths years since
their advent to power in limiting the
increase to $151,000,despite the provis
ion for over $600,000 of permanent im
provements, is a record which we mar
be permitted to view with reasonable
Gov. Mickey then explains that
the republican saving has been ef
fected by a careful administration
of the affairs of every public insti
tution, and refers doubters to the
records, promising to assist them in
the work of verification. He also
inserts a thorn n the side of the fu
sion combination hv explaining that
their opposition to the new revenue
law is bnilt up because of the mis
takes or deliberate misdoings of lo
cal assessment boards.
All in all, the letter is a clearing
up of the rumors, musty charges,
half truths and deliberate and inexj
cusahle falsehoods circulated by the
opposition for months past, and
every statement, every criticism,
every contradiction made by the
governor is backed up by the rec
ords and the opposition must either
accept them or show wherein they
It is dj> to Mr. Berge.
81.00 Shoes at 8 .75
1.50 Shoes at 1.10
2.00 Shoes at 1.40
2.50 Shoes at 1.85
3.00 Shoes at 2.25
And everything else at same rate till my en
tire stock of shoes is
as I have decided to
aUIT HANDLING SHOES
Refore your size is all cone.
A. E. Chase
Loup City, Neb.
A. P. CULLEY, President. W. F. MASON, Cashier.
FIRST rak Ml
of Loup CITY
General Banking Business Transacted.
PAID UP CAPITAL STOCK, $25,000.00.
Seaboard National Bank, New York City, N. Y.
Omaha National Bank, Omaha, Nebraska.
DRAPER SADDLERY COMPANY
LIGHT and HEAVY HARNESS
SADDLES and BRIDLES
BLAXKHTS, ROBES, WHIPS, FLY NET8, Blil’SHES, CUREY COMB9.
Repairing Neatly Executed. All Work Warranted.
HAND MADE HARNESS A SPECIALTY.
Bargains in Baggies and Spring Wagons
LOUP CITY - NEBRASKA
Loup Gity, Nebraska,
Of all kinds. Also
Posts, Shingles, Lime and Cement
Hard and Soft Coal Always on Hand.
Orders Taken for Storm Sash.
I am going to move my photo car away during the winter
but before I go I want everybody to have at least one dozen of
Because I am coming back.
I will be back next spring or early summer and put in a permanent
studio here, and am making this
special run on prices
purely for advertising purposes. Come early and avoid the rush. These
prices will not last long, as I am going to move soon. Do
not wait a day, but come in right awray.
BOUGHT AT THE
B. & M. Elevators
MCALPINE, LOUP CITY, SCHAUPP SIDING,
ASHTON AND FARWELL.
Coal for Sale at Loup City and Asia. Will Bay
HOGS AT SCHAUPP SIDING AND FARWELL
Call and see our coal and get prices on grain.
E. G. TAYLOR.
Steel Ranges, Cook Stoves,
Tinware, Screen Doors,
Hammocks, Lawn Mowers
Guns and Ammunition. Carry a full line of guaranteed
Paints, Linseed and Machine Oils.
PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR
BIDING fWJNE f)OW
W .T. CHASE
FOR THE PUREST AND BEST
Drugs, Paipts, Oils,
CIGARS, FRUITS IN SEASON, ETC.
LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA
•^J. I. DEPEWS*
Blacksmith >9 Wagon Maker;
. . shop la aha largest and best equipped north of the Piatta nv».
I have a four horse engine and a complete line of the latest improved in a
chlnety> also a force of experienced men who know how to operate it* and
turn out a Job with neatness and dispatch. operate it and
MY PRICES ARE REASONABLE AND PROMPT
ATTENTION GIVEN TO ALL CUSTOMERS.
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