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    Loup City Northwestern
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Entered nt the Loup City Postofflce tor trant
mission through the ms Us as second
clsae matter.
Office ’Phone, - - - R8
Residence ’Phone. - - G15
J. w. BURLEIGH. Ed. and Pub.
Why not the coining legislature pass
a 2 per cent a mile passenger rate bill,
and make everybody pay their wav*
And now it is commented that State
Treasurer Mortensen has withdrawn
his name from the gubernatorial pos
sibilities. instead of allowing an inter
pretation ot the law to be handed down.
The Iowa senate has passed a bill pro
hibiting state officials from receiving
railroad passes or courtesies from tele
phone. t -legraph or express companies,
*nd passed without a dissenting vote.
Toe millineum will strike Iowa ahead
of Nebraska, evidently, unless the com
ing legislature of this state passes a bill
prohibiting everybody from riding on
passes. in which case Nebraska will
knock Iowa out of (he box, and mount
a pedestal ot purity beyond the ken of
m< ital eight.
As we understand the situation,
Attorney G -neral Brown, “ Ii ust Bust
er Brown,'’ as the Fremont Tribune
dubs him, is about the proper person to
make U. S. senatorial timber of, but we
are not place at the disposal
of his candidacy two or three columns
of valuable >-pace each week or ror anv
one week, if you please. Last week, we
received an excellent douUle-colU'iin
half-tone cut of Norris, with about two
columns of reading matter attached,
with the request that w-e boom the
boom That’s all right for Norris, but
*» ho is to pay the editor for so much
valuable space, even if Norris would be
a good man to "heik” into the senate?
Where would be the recompense in this
" orld. or the world to come, for the
editor for so much sw- etness wasted on
tlie desert air? We don't want a post
office. We could not tie expected to
draw Ninris' salary, if he got there.
The publii-hing ot ; nv man’s boom will
noi put bread in the mouths ot the
editor’s wife and chiMr-u In fact,
booming a boom never lc lps the news
paper to pay his bills to ihe printing
trust. What's the use? The writer ot
this has, s he said last week, put in
many weary hours in the past thirty
years lighting other men's battl-s; help
ing other men in to honorary and
lucrative pusitions. and feels that he is
entitled to be placed on the honorary
• list. He is wi ling to sing the praises
ot men, deserving men. but tie is n»t in
clined hereafter to waste his substance
in tie elevation of the other fellow.
A few days since. The North ?wt
ep.s received from Victor Rosewater,
-a member «»f the State Republican
Cnminiitee, a plan for a direct primary
system for nominating candidatrs for
state office f-r the coming election. He
is sending these out over the state iu
the form ot a ballot. Mr Rosewater's
plan isjto have these ballots cast by the
delegates to the county conventions, ex
pressing their preference for candidates
for the various state offices. These
billots are to be prepared a- d issued bv
the state central committee and contain
■v the nanu s of all candidates who shall
have a fo lowing "f 2,0(10 petitioners
over the stat . The result shall lie sent
11 th - stat- convention and the candi
dates for each office receiving the great
est numb -r of votes by this method
shall be th- one* chosen by said con
vention nnd placed upon the ba'lot at
the coming election as republican can
did -tea for the several offices within
the gift of the p- ople The above
itppln-s also to candidates for congress.
We call the att-ntion of republicans of
Sherman c mntv to this proposed plan,
and invite them to call at The North
westekn office and inspect the con
diti<>ns of the plan as set forth by Mr
Rosewiter and give us their judgment
in the matter (bat we can at an earlv
day submit to Mr Rosewater a con
sensus of the opinion of the republicans
of this county. The plan looks good to
us in toe alwence of a primary svs'ena
adopted bv law, but we want to hear
from a goodly number of our local re
publicans before we submit any report,
which report we want to voice the
sentiment of the republican party of
Sherman countv. If you can not come,
write us your sentim-nts on the above.
In another column will be found an
account of the organization last Fiiday
la this city of a farmers’ elevator
association.' That is all right and «*e
do not object, hut rather comm-nd the
farm-ts. irrespictive of political affili
ation, for getting together tor their
possible betterment. Rut what we do
obj ct to. or rather criticise, is the
methods of some speakers in injecting
politics into what should be entirely a
coram-rcial and financial organization
We allude particularly 'n this instance
to the speech of ex-Senat.or J. T Bradv
ot \lh on. secretary of the state farmers’
association who was the populist state
sen tor from th- 9th *'isrrff>t th the
Nebraska legislature of 1902-3. Senator
Bridv, who bv the ■* ay i* an esteemed
friend of ti>e writer, and is a bright,
brainy man. while called herp to enlight
en our farmer friends upon the benefits
to accrue from o ■ ning their ow- p'p
vators. and to exnl tin the !>est moth ids
of sii 'h enterarises. took occasion to
inject into his talk a ronn 1 of criticism
of republicans, and paid his respects to
our senator and representative, and no*
forg-tting to bring in f r censure our
worthv to ■ nsman. secret rv of the state
agricultural society, in a tirade agai -st
the railroads and so called trust and
independent elevators, who to judge
from ins remarks • were all leagued
against the farmers In fact, with the
old time populistic howl. Bro. Brady
found no good in Nazareth, and even
went so far a« to aav that one time not
a newspaper in Nebraska—not even
popnitsti’. we suimose—was entitled to
commendation. Those who heard -Tim
Br*dy. and thev were of *11 political
shades, will agree with us that it wa«
one of th*>se good, old-fashioned
populistic speeches, and von know that
whenever a populist gets into the spirit
of his genuine pessitnisn you set the
worth of your money, if you are look
ing for that kind.
mil OMJH MS.
Cash Buyers' Union of Chicago
is Placed in the Hands
of a Receiver.
Report shows 1100.00 cash on hand,
*260,000.00 owing for merchaudse—
$1,000,000.00, principally money of Ne
braska and Kansas farmers, who had
sent their money in advance for goods
they wished to purchase and has gone
in the wreck.
'-»ue ui uje mggesi. man oraer
houses of the country lias been placed
in tiie hands of a receiver. The con
cern is the “Cash Buyers’ Union, First
National Co-Operative Society” of
Chicago, capitalized at <5,000,000. The
story of the crash is thus told in the
conservative manner of the Associated
Press, under date of February 26:
“Judge Bethes of the United States
court today appointed Edwin C. Day
receiver for the Cash Buyers’ Union,
First National Co-Operative Society.
The charge is made in connection
with the receivership proceedings that
stock in the concern aggregating
11,000,000 has been sold to farmsrs
throughout the country, and that
there is a cash balance of <100 on
hand. Complaint was made some time
ago to the postal authorities by
persons who had been solicited
through the mails to buy stock in the
company. Postofflce Inspectors Kim
ball and Ketcham commenced an in
vestigation in which it was learned,
they declare, that there was no credit
on hand nor any coming in, and that
the company owes $250,000 on mer
chandise accounts. Instead of taking
the usual course, the inspectors se
cured information upon which the
company could be thrown into bank
ruptcy, and the receivership proceed
ings were commenced with the know
ledge and approval of the postottiee
department. Julius Kahn is presi
dent and general mouager of the com
When will the dear people learn to
patronize one another in their own
home communities, and cease to send
their hard earned money 500 miles
away to a lot of unscrupulous, dis
honest Jews, who band themselves
together under the name of retail
mail order houses, and with alluring ;
baits thrown out in their line spun
advertising schemes gotten up by
their high priced professional men.
hired for the exclusive purpose of
deceiving the innocent public and rob
bing them of their money as they have
done in this Cash Buyers’ Union
swindle? In this case they have not
only robbed them out of the money
willingly sent tliem, but it will be a
legal question to be decided by tiie
courts, if they have not made them
selves liable to tiie extent of all their
individual property by becoming parti
ners in these businesses, through the
cash premiums they are promised on
their purchases being credited to them
in the shape of stock in the business.
Supervisors Proceedings.
Loup City, Nebr., March 6, 1906.
The county board of supervisors
met in regular session as per adjourn
ment of Jan. 10, 1906, present full
board, D. C. Grow, chairman and
C. F. Beushausen, clerk.
Minutes of last meeting read and
approved but with the following
amendment as per request of H. M.
Mathew to amend the minutes relat
ing to Sekutera judgment which
amendment was fully discussed and
adopted without a discenting vote
and reads as follows:
“It is moved and seconded that that
part of the minutes of January the
9th, 1906, refering to the Sekutera
judgment be amended to read as
follows in order that it may conform
i with facts:
“The matter of the judgment for
costs rendered on March the 15th,
1900, in the case of the State of Neb
raska versus Theodore Sekutera.
which judgment amounted to $146.83
being brought to the attention of the |
board by attorneys Aaron Wall and
H. M. Mathew, and the sworn testi
mony of the said Theodore Sekutera
and other evidence having been
taken, it was found by the board that
at the time that said judgment was
rendered that the said Theodore
Sekutera was a minor under the age
of 21 years and living with his broth
er and sisters upon the northwest
quarter of section one, township
fifteen (15), range thirteen (13 J iu
Sherman county. That the title to
said land had been first in the father
and then in the mother of the said
Theodore Sekutera and that at the
time of the rendition of said judgment
both said parents were dead. The
board further found that upon the
18th day of September, 1905, an
execution was issued out of the
District Court against the said Theo
dore Sekutera and a return made of
‘No property found.’ That at the
present time there is no prospect that
an execution would produce other
results. That there is some question
as to whether or no the said judgment
constitutes a cloud upon the real
estate above described, and that
shortly after attaining his majority
the said Theodora Sekutera sold his
interest in the said quarter section oi
land for less than $300.00, and after
hearing the arguments and statements
of counsel the county attorney being
present and acquiescing therein, this
board is satisfied that said judgment
is not a lien upon said premises and
for the purpose of protecting the
interests of Sherman county and
securing something out of what upon
its face is a worthless judgment,
directs the clerk to satisfy said judg
ment in full upon the payment of the
sum of $50.00.”
The board then took up the Lay
road petition and remonstrance and
after listening to evidence by parties
interested the chairman ordered road
committee to examine said road and
also the proposed Chapman road and
report next day.
The petition of James A. Bently tc
reenter the Soldiers and Sailors Home
at Grand Island, was allowed.
The amount of money necessary tc
deposit with a road petition was
raised by the board from $10.00 tc
On motion board adjourned tt
March 7, 1906. C. F. Beushausen,
County Clerk
Loup City, March 7, 1906
Board met in regular session as pel
adjournment of March 6. Present,
full board, D. C. Grow chairman and
C. F. Beushausen, clerk.
Board examined the depositor}
bond of the Loup City State Bank
and the Rockville State Bank and b}
motion same were approved.
F. Schroll then reported on the
Negley and Johansen bridges on
Davis and Oak creeks and as said
report was favorable it was by motion
accepted by the board.
The H. Wilke tax matter was next
taken up by the board, and it appear
ing to the board that H. Wilke had
paid tax twice on same stock, once in
Elm and once in Hazard, the board
ordered the Elm township tax return
The consent road of H. Croston and
others was allowed as prayed for.
The road committee which had
been ordered the previous day to
examine the Lay and Chapman roads
reported asfollow’s: On the Chapman
road, unfavorable, on the Lay road,
favorable. The above reports were
accepted as reported. Further action
on the Lay road was by motion laid
on the table.
Board next examined into the
assessed valuation of se. 4. sec. 35,
t**'p. 16. range 13 and it appearing to
the board that an error had been
made in the valuation of said land it
was by motion ordered lowered from
#728.00 to $486.00.
The judgment docket was next
presented to the board as to their
approval of certain judgments which
still remained unpaid and by motion
the board ordered county attorney to
issue a writ of execution.
The claim of Loup City Mill &
Light Co., wherein said Loup City
Mill & Light Co., had paid a double
tax once on mill property and once
on building and grounds.
The above claim was by motion not
allowed by the board.
The bridge petition signed by A. B.
Outhouse and others petitioning the
board for a bridge across a running
stream about thirty rods south of
Loup City flour mill was granted by
the board.
The McDowell consent road petition
was allowed and ordered plotted.
Board then adjourned to March 7 ’06.
C. F. Beushausen, County Clerk.
Call at our
Siepmann & Oltmann
has made the Geld
Medal Award to
For Sale bj T. H. Klsnei
Among the many new things just received at our store we wish to
make special mention of the following articles
Full Line of Embroideries Fine Line of Precales
with Insertion and Edgings to match, from 5c to 35c yard. and many designee in fancy colors, and something new
Laces with Insertions and Edgings to match. All-over in Ladies Belts.
Embroideries and all-over Laces. Call and see them.
We are exclusive agents for the celebrated Barrington TTn.ll steel cut
coffee which sells for 35 cents per pound.
If you aro Looking for Bargains it will pay you to seo us.
4 packages X-cell-o.25 cents Extra select table raspberries and black
2 cans pears.25 cents berries, 3 pound can tor.25 cents
4 cans corn.25 cents
2 cans Van Camp s hominy.25 cents Sliced smoked halibut- Per Packa8e 10 cent.
All your produce taken in exchange for goods at highest market
price. We make the handling of country produce a specialty, and
remember that the place to get goods at right prices is at
J A. P COLLEY, President. W. F. MASON, Cashier.
of Loup city.
I Conser
®M1B» Ml MID
Goal lor Sale at Loop City aid AsMon. Will Boy
Call and see our coal and get prices on gram.
Gasoline Engines, Wind Mills, Pumps and Well Work
Is the man to call on when you want
My stock is constantly growing larger and more com
plete. I now handle a-good grade of
Linoleum Th;‘65c per yd.
My line of CARPET SAMPLES is twice as large as
ever before. Come in and get priees.
Art Goods
E. G. Taylor, J. S. Pedler, C. C. Carlson.
President. Vice President Cashier
W: R. Mellor, J. W. Long, S. N. Sweetland
lip on sira urn
Capital Stock, - - $25,000.00
Individual Liability, $250,000.00
OFFICE: East Side Publie Square.
Office up stain in the new State
Bank building.