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Volume xxxi _loup city. Nebraska,^thursdaV, ■u Yy Fl i9i3 number 37
Professional Cards
tasy ud teiCMt'Uw
And Bonded Abstractor,
Loup City, Nebraska
Practices in all Courts
loapCity, Neb.
Bonded Abstracter
Loop City, - Nebraska.
Only set of Abstract books in county
~o7e. longacre
Office, Over New Bank.
I'fione, 30. Office at Residence
Two Doors East of Telephone Central
Loup Eiig, - Nebraska
A. s. MAIN
Loup Gity, Nebr.
< >J!ce at Residence,
Telephone Connection
J. LI. Bowman M. D. Carrie L. Bowman M. D.
l*hv»icianH and Surgeons
rtione 114 Loup City. .labraKkg
Or. Janies F Blanchard
Office hours
1 p. m. until 5:30 p. m. only
Office up stairs in the new State
Bank building.
OFFICE: East Side Public Souaie.
Phone. Brown 116
Y. I. McDonall
Prompt Dray Work
Call lumber yards or Taylor’s
elevator. Satisfaction guaran
teed. Pbone Brown 57
U®!ss> AND
For good clean and neat work
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Come and get my prices
“ ar. mo mu
Contractor and Plasterer
Phone White 70
Give me a call and get my
prices. I will treat you right.
Satisfaction Guaranted
Funeral Director
Li censed Embal mer
Business Phone Black 6ft
Loup City, Nebraska
General Blackstnithing
Horse S‘coding and Wood*
work. Come in and see me.
“Hanford and Hattla Ara Saparatad
by Crual War.”
Winchester, Ky., March 1st,
1913.—(Special.)—Mrs. W. A.
Walden of 124 East Fairfax street
has in her possession a gilt edged
pocket Bible printed in the year
1853 and on the fly leaf is this en
try in a very neat hand-writing,
evidently that of a woman: “Han
ford and Hattie are forever sepa
rated by cruel war. Hanford N
Smith from Hattie.”
On the blank page between the
Old and New Testaments' is this
family record of births:
Ahira Rogers, June 14, 1803.
Mandana Rogers, Noveember
13, 1806.
Harriet Rogers, July 28, 1832.
Ellen M. Rogers, Dec. 7, 1835.
George M. Rogers, April 29,
Newel J. Rogers, October 28,
Fllen M. Rogers, September 14.
Ahira Rogers, April 11, 1859.
In the same delicate hand writ
ing on the fly leaves are a number
of Scriptural quotations. Among
these are: “Search the Scriptures
for in them ye shall find eternal
life,” and “All unrighteousness is
This Bible, together with other
things in possession of James Ri
ley White, was brought to the
home of Thomas Prewitt, father
of Mrs. Walden (who is also a
niece of Mr. White,) after Mr.
White’s death, which occurred at
Dry Ridge, April 3, 1868. Mr.
White volunteered into the J7th
infantry. Co. B, as a private Jan.
4, 1862, at Calhoun; was mustered
out Jan. 23, 1865, with the re
mainder of his reghnent at L/oufs*
ville. The quartermaster gener
al’s report of this regiment is s
most complimentary one. It par
ticipated in the following engage
ments: Fort Donaldson, Shiloh,
Chickamauga, Kennesaw Moun- i
tain, Corinth, Atlanta, Marietta,
Kingston, Ga., Dallas, Ga., Cass
ville, Ga., Newhope Church, Ga.,
and Altoona Mountain, Ga.
On January 25, 1865, Mr. White
re-enlisted in the 4th Kentucky
Infantry at Waterloo, Ala., and
was made 3rd quartermaster ser
geant and was promoted to regi*
mental quartermaster and was
mustered out August 5, 1864, at
Macon, Ga.
T'L „ in f li n f n/im n
wounded or dying comrade, or
maybe an enemy, might have put
this Bible into Mr. White’s care
to deliver, but his death coming
so soon after the close of the war
and away from any of his family,
leaves its real destination a mys
tery to those who have had it in
their possession since.
The above in brief tells a story
that is remarkable; as well as in
teresting. Just think of a man
doing his duly in the army, away
back in 1864-5, and losing a Bible
and then to receive the same Bible
in 1913, in a remarkable manner,
and you have thought out a case
wherein our good friend, H. N.
Smith, is the leading figure.
Here is about the whole story
in a nut shell, regarding the Bible:
The Bible, together with a num
ber of personal effects belonging
to Mr. Smith, was lost or stolen
ftt the battle of Nashville, Tenn.,
some time late in 1864 or early in
1865. Mr. Smith does not know
how his baggage became lost nor
does he know whether it .was
stolen or not. He had a number
of articles that he prized very
dearly, but they all disappeared
and never a word was heard re
garding any of them until a couple
of weeks ago when he received a
letter telling him of the recovery
of/his long lost Bible. Last week
the Bible reached him and he was
greatly pleased with the recovery
of same, as he had a right to be.
The recovery of the Bible came
about in this manner: The arti*
cle at the head of this column,
taken from the Louisville Courier
Journal, was seen and read by
Mr. Smith’s brother-in-law, Jas.
N. Rogers, who resides in Indiana.
As soon as he read it, he recog
nized the owner of the book in
Mr. Smith and he entered into
communication with Mrs. Walden,
with the result that he soon had
the Bible in his possession. As
soon as Mr. Rogers obtained the
Bible, he sent it to Los Angeles,
Calif., to Mrs. Chadwick, Mr.
Smith’s step-daughter, that she
might see this remarkable book
with such an interesting history.
She in turn sent the book to Mr.
The book is in a remarkably
good state of preservation. It
shows that during the four years
that he carried it through the war,
or almost through the war, Mr.
Smith took excellent care of his
treasure. It shows that it fell in
to good hands as they took ex
cellent care of it for almost a half
a century. Some of the writing
on the fly leafs is becoming dim
med with age, but most of it is
Mr. Smith served four years
during the civil war. He took
part in many of the important
battles of that most terrible and
trying war. He was a member
of the 14th Wisconsin entering
the service as a sergeant. After
the battle of Shiloh he was pro
moted to the honorable position
of Commisrary sergeant for the
entire regiment. He was well
liked by all of his men, as he was
a good man for that position.
At present Mr. Smith is almost
eighto-two years old and while a
strong husky looking man is still
suffering from the effects of that
terrible four years spent in the
army. For years he received a
small pension, but at present he
is receiving a better pension. We
wish he was receiving twice as
touch as he- is getting as he de
serves it.
The 14th Wisconsin regiment is
going to hold a reunion in Mil
waukee next September. Mr.
Smith is planning on attending
same providing his health permits.
We hope he is able to attend and
once more enjoy meeting with
that sturdy bunch of old heroes
who sacrificed so much that the
union might be preserved. All
honor and glory to the old “vets"’
and may they obtain what they
want, as they are entitled to it.
If you should meet Mr. Smith
any time and he is wearing a
brighter smile than usual, just
bear in mind that he is thinking
of recovering a precious keepsake
that had been lost for almost half
century. If you had a cherished
momento returned after it being
lost for a year, you would be
pleased. Then think how our old
friend must feel when it is returned
after almost $fty years. He had
given up all thought of ever hear
ing from his Bible years ago, and
now since recovering it he is
wondering what become of the
balance of his personal effects.
He is in communication with the
parties who restored the Bible to
him and he feels very grateful to
them for their part in the trans
action.—St. Paul Phonograph.
Sherman County
Teachers’ Institute
The Sherman County Institute
will be held in the High School
building at Loup City Nebraska,
August 4th to 9th, 1913.
The new school year opened
July 14. The annual reports of
school directors are all received
and on file in the office of the
county superintendent. Accord
ing to these reports nearly every
district in the county has voted
nine months of school for the com
ing year. There will be no six
months terms, only a few seven
and the rest eight or nine. Nearly
every teacher in the county has
i already contracted for a school for
the coming year at a salary no
less than $45.00. The school
boards have responded to the ap
peal for higher wages and longer
terms. It now * rests with the
teachers to do their part by at
tending institute, doing faithful
work and getting the help and in
spiration that will make them
more worthy of higher wages,
and will lead to advancement in
all lines.
Special features in the line of
lectures or other forms of evening
entertainment will make this
session a particularly enjoyable
and profitable one.
Every person who expects to
teach in the county should attend
every hour of the entire session.
No matter what grade of certificate
you hold you should attend insti
tute. The law is very plain on
the revocation of any grade of
certificate for nonattendance at
The faculty is a particularly
capable one. Each member has
been very successful both in re
gular and institute work, each one
has been assigned the work that
he has a preference for and has
made special preparation for. We
are confident that the entire
faculty will be one that will please
and benefit every teacher in the
.rror. r>raaioru, principal oi |
the State School of Agriculture, is
well known to most of the teachers
of the county. He is unquestion- J
ably one of the best educators in
the state a man who constantly
strives to “build character.”
Prof. Lefler of Peru State Nor
mal, is also well known to the
teachers of the county. He is
among the best and made for
himself an enviable reputation in
the state. He will give us strong
work. ,
Miss Danielson of Fremont,
taught in institute in this county 1
two years ago and all who know ;
of her work at that time will be 1
pleased to learn that she is to be j
with us again this year. Her work j
will include instruction in singing,
a hew feature iAlhe work.
J. H. Beveridge of Council!
Bluffs, will give a lecture on |
Monday evening at the opera j
house. All are invited and none j
should miss this. He is a man j
that has a message for all, especi- j
ally those interested in education, i
Miss Richardson, the Flag
Lady from California, will lecture
to us on “Our Flag'’ Tftesday j
night; this is for all and you will
be sorry if you miss it. Teachers
invite your pupils. Tell them to
come and hear the Flag Lady.
H. E. Bradford will give a talk
on “Modern Ideals in Education"
on W ednesday evening. Teachers
invite the patrons of your schools
and members of your school
boards to come and hear this
Announcements will be made
during the week of other special
3very teacher should come in
tending to get the best, both in
the line of instruction and social
intercourse, The institute should
furnish an excellent opportunity
for the strengthening and broaden
ing of social and fraternal relations
a very essential part of the profes
sion. We earnestly request your
personal interest and co-operation
in making this institute a live
and profitable session.
No matter what your qualifica
tions or reputation as a teacher
may be, it is, nevertheless, a duty
which you owe to the profession
to attend the County Institute and
take an adtive part in it.
If the work and results of the
institute are not what you think
they ought to be, do your best to
raise the standard. Much depends
on good leaders, but the results
we are after can be obtained only
by strong individual work.
The aim of the institute is not
merely to “brush up on rusty
points,” bht is to promote pro
gressiveness, to introduce new
methods and recent developments
and changes in school work, to
lead onward and upward, to in
spire the teacher with enthusiasm
and to form a literary center
where the best that can be pro
duced is carefully distributed.
The teachers Institute is cotniii”
to be recognized as one of the most
important parts of our education-.;
machinery; it holds a place p2en
liarly and if ? influence up
on the work of our teachers is be
ing felt more and more each year.
We trust that each teacher in
the county will be enrolled and at
tend faithfully, eager and ready to
lend a hand toward the l>etterment
of the schools of our county.
Yours, for the accomplishment
of much good in the school year of
1913 arid 1914.
L. H. Currier
County Superintendent.
Interesting Letter from Willis
Fulllton and Wife
Kinsman, O., July 13_Dear Mr.
Burleigh: 1 suppose you are looking
for something from me. We (self and
wife) arrived in Erie, Pa., Sunday
evening and found the city over
crowded with people to see the great
naval display and it wassurely grand.
I saw the street parade on Monday.
Everything was dressed in 1813; had
the old powder wagons which Com
modore Perry brought ills ammuni
tion to his fleet in and the vessels
were rigged just as they were in 1813. i
We saw the old sword which Com
modore Perry earned, and also one
of the flags captured from the Brit
ish. The greatest display was on
Wednesday, but on account of the
large crowd we could not stay for it
and will get full report and send you
later. Every hotel was crowded, so
we could not find any place to stay
over night; there was such a jam
I thought tile best place for an pld
soldier was in the rear. Don’t know
what they will do as the crowds are
Continuing to come, but will write
you later.
Later—Well, we are at my dear old
home with friends in Ohio. We are
both feeling line ami expect to have
a jolly good time. Took ever)both
by surprise, but. cousin Effie. The
little piece ;.ju pui. in the paper gave
us away to her. 1 find ciops lierr
are tine and look -d tine all the wax.
It was extreiu l» warm, but is
cooler the last few da.i.v Will write
more later. Willis Duhiion.
Kinsman, O., July 19_Deal Pi lend:
I wrote you a short letter last week
and will do so again, Hrs. Fulbton
and self are well and having a good
time. We are in sight of our old
homes where we were born and hav
ing a splendid time with old friends
and relatives. We may stay several
weeks longer. The country has not
changed much. There are new
houses on the home places, but the
barns are standing just the same,
and some of the old apple trees my
father planted are still green as well
as the shade trees which have grown
into large timber. Crops are fine,
but it seems strange to see such small
fields, while the old rail fences don't
look half as large as when we used to
be here, but it seems lonesome not to
see some of those dear faces of yore.
Lots of rain, rather too much as they
are in the midstof haying. Timothy,
wheat, corn and oats are all good.
So long for this time.
Willis Fulliton.
For Sale Cheap
80 acres, land 1% miles west of Loup
City. All level; a bargain at *5,800,
f taken at once. L. V. Petersen,
Ord Nebraska.
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Come Give us a trial!
You Then will De
clare our Grccries
Jthe Choisest Our
Most Obliging You’l Find Us Anxious to Please
Ever Striving Our Best
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Puffed Wheat
Post Toasties
Grape Nuts
Corn Flakes
Rolled Oats
Cream of Rye
Cream of Wheat
Big ‘T” Food
Shredded Wheat
Grape Fruit
Berries in Season
The Quality House Established 1888
When in |
Need of
or first-class
of all dimensions,
We also iiave a oar of Coke.
We also have a good line of Fence posts, ran go
ing in price from Ion to fifty cents.
Phone Red 29 and you will receive prompt attention
Our Coming
County Fair
Matters concerning our coming
county fair are progressing most
favorably. The premium list being
printed by the Northwestern is
partially ready for distribution and
is rapidly being placed in the hands
of Secretary Chase, who is sending
them'out The Secretary informs us
that applications are coming in fast
from those who have line stock they
wish to enter for premiums and he
is kept busy answering letters from
parties who are getting in touch with
Fair matters. It is a little early as
yet for us to give any news of moment
further than that the people are al
ready expressing a surprising interest
in tne coming agricultural exhits as
well as stock interests, and we may
confidently expect tnat there will be
no dimunition of interest along all
lines and that instead the interest
will wax warmer and warmer as we
near the dates—Sept. 17, 18 and 19
Ansley says it don’t want Sunday
base ball by a vote of 87 to 75.
The new biennial election law is
now to be tested in the courts. Can
you guess how the courts will guess?
Bryan has started out on his.Chau
tauqua lecture trip to trv and eke
out enough to add to his'-Sl.ooO per
month salary as secretary of state to
•keep up his expenses. Its tough to be
Treasurer of Sherman County, Nebraska, from January 1st, 1913, to July 1st, 1913.
VOLLROTinNH BY YEARS: Balance Coll’ct'ns | I Balance
Balance on hand Jan. 1st, 1912. ... (86.13143 NAMES OF on band from Disburse- Trans- Trasf’r’d on hand
Collections for years 1888.. 1 10 FUNDS. Jan. 1 all . ments ferred to from July 1,
" •• 1889. .. 1 25 1913 Sources 1 1913
*• - 1890... 1 45 -----1_I_
” “ 1891.... 1 05 State Funds. • 4.932 70 t 11,887 31 16.038 55 i * 78140
“ “ 1892... 1 01 County General. 4.231 07 11,77845 9.679 39 6328 13
1893. .. 54 County Int. Bond. 1.245 97 6,347 16 6.877 50 ! 615 64
'• “ 1894.... - 55 County Road. 1.788 48 4.85 47 580 30 i 1,68164
" “ 1885_ 70 County Bridge. 5.106 75 6,360 73 10,150 74 1 306 74
“ “ 1896.. . 76 Emergency Bridge. 2.868 41 3 68 1,756 48 1,106 81
“ “ 1897 _ 47 County Poor Farm. 518 00 5t8 00
" " 1898.... 43 Soldiers Relief. 322 25 13 50 00 272 38
1899 ... 75 Dist. School. 1578604 31,235 75 22.072 96 700 00 25,648 80
“ 1900... TO Dist. School Bond. 2,186 49 1.087 12 782 46 2 461 15
1901.. .. 03 Township Funds. 9.618 00 16,842 84 16.441 57 10.019 27
“ 1902.... 72 Township Bonds. 15.427 72 2,423 68 15,044 21 2,807 19
“ •* 1903 _ 75 Loup City Village.. . 453 54 1,083 29 1,460 00 86 83
" 1901_ 65 Litchfield Village. 247 83 317 69 445 00 120 52
•• “ 1905.... 268 Litchfield Vil. Bond. 482 84 157 51 525 00 215 38
•• " 1906... 871 Ashton Village. ... 280 98 199 22 340 00 140 20
“ “ 1907.... 9 16 Rockville Village. ,226 38 87 47 270 00 700 00 43 85
“ “ 1908... 11 71 Tines. 205 00 542 50 47 50
“ •• 1909.... 4353 Printers fund. 188 01 11 80 197 84
•• •• 1910.... 152 80 Permanent Road Fund 370 23 155 (JO 525 23
• “ 1911... 5398* Redemptions. 23 20 1,010 70 953 21 80 f 9
1912.. . 78 49023 Fees.... 20 75 26 75
. Institute Fund. 153 54 153 54
School Lands. 2 46* 82 - - - - - --- -—
Interest on deposits... 510 27 *w..i .. .... -
State Apportionment. 5 417 74 . Rsuirv lit half" ’ i wl X*
Miscellaneous collections . 4,910 28 Less Salary 1st half 13gJj° 1 325 00
-Total . • 00,131 43 * 92,570 28 104 842 37 700 00 700 00 *53.859 3_
Total.*158.701 71
Amount of Money la Depositories dad In Office:
Items In Office:—
Cash. .3 10 80
Deposited In banks:
The First National Bank of Loup City. . 10.602 86
Loup City State Bank.*. 7,731 70
First National Bank of Litchfield. . . 8.000 00
Bank of Ashton... 7,600 00
BockviUe State Bank. 3.500 00
Hazard State Hank... 2,500 00
'Ashton State Bank.. .. 5,000 Oo
Nebraska Fiscal Agency. New York. 110 90
Total.... ..... ... 1 53,869 31
State of Nebraska }
County of Sherman t88
I, F. M. Henry, treasurer of said
county, do solemnly swear that the fore
g 'in4 statement » correct, as I verily be
lieve. F. M. Henry, Treasurer
By Pearl Needham, Deputy.
Subscribed in my presence and sworn to
before me this 3rd day of July 1913.
L. B. Polski, County Clerk.
Examined by County board and found
correct Approved July 7th, 1913.
[seal] J. H. Welty, Chairman Co. Board