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OFFICIAL PAPER OF SHERMAN COUNTY. NEBRASKA._ i
LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ANY NEWSPAPER IN SHERMAN COUNTY. THE PAPER THAT THE PEOPLE READ
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VOLUME XXXIII LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY. May 7, 1914. NUMBER 22
DOES THE MONITOR
REALLY BELIEVE IT
C« Hb PeeoiMe That Oar Editor-Frieod Frva The West Side Hu AHewod
Hiseelf to Itcue u Cuiptetoiy Looted.
•4 BOOMS- SOME COBBT HOUSE, EH?
'differing balls of mud! Did
>"U read last weeks' Monitor!
For a short article it stands su
f e lie numier of mathe
For the love of Mike. Jack, do
yoa **e|jeve all of that' Now we
are for-ed to believe you an* in
favor of the new court house.
Why a boy with a stub pencil
cbewed into a *M"ti*h could figure
•m been r. • Mae-!
man county will have to pay in-j
terra uo fT.V< MJ for Sm years f
"-re v you can not liave read the
proportion in your own paper. I
Every time yoa |*y ~>me prin
rt|4e the -Mere*? stops on tluit
which i» paid. Every tii»ea | mi
ne nt i* ma te lie* interest i~ less
tie- next time. The last y ear it
will t«e only #1S5. even if it runs
T- years. i«it these l«oo*ls are op
tional and may la* paid in lialf the
time. Jack when your finger*
mixed tnat type t read “the peo
ple allow a few prominent men
iwoHi^v* di- reputable) to do!
the thinking f>»r them’* did you i
believe that the committee of 40 i
U' men and the county board and
the people m favor of improve
ment should liave such an attack
ma te <« them!
Eighty - four iwnt. wliew!
... aw— ■ -Lj----y-i
TV ri4m uf Sbrnun (.judit '
wilt have an opportunity on tlie
IJth of May to way whether they
ar? satisfied with an oM tumble
4»wn shark of a court house, or
whether they are desirous of er
ecting a new and up-to-date build
ing. similar to the one that is now
being «onstrorted in this city.
The Phonograph is not interest- ;
ed to any great extend m the >ber-1
mtn county bond election, hut we
wish we could show our friends in
1 that county * hat it really means
to them. If they could realize the
satisfaction that there is in seeing
a new court house going up to re- i
place an old and oiaolete building,
they would vote for the bonds to a j
man. In tots county considerable
opposition was maintained during
the campaign for the bond elec
tion, but since the building was
started, and the outline of tlie
building is up so that all may see
what a tine structure it will be, no
opposition whatever is heard of
and everybody is satisfied, even
those who were most upimsed are 1
now well pleated that tliey were
in the minority.
la >bcnuan county tlie Phono- j
graph lias a large num'» r of read
ers. and we hope that every read
er of this jwper will hesitate be- i
fore voting against that much need- i
ed ltnprot .-tnent. We hope they
w i II go to tlie polls and vote for!
the new court lions*, thereby
keeping up with the prncemion j
started two years ago in Merrick
aav eout.ty. and quickly taken up by i
Custer. Howard and Greeley'
counties, l^et >l«erman county on
the west and Valley on tlie north
lx. ild new court Houses, and this
Msctioe of the state will be well j
supplied with good buildings, and j
vhutors to this section of Nebraska
will realize that they are in the
gae>ien spot of the state. We1
well realize what Sherman county
w ll uruir in the way of a court ,
house. It will he practically the
snow* as the one being built here,
and will be a credit to the voters
of that county for generations to I
crane tf they go to tlie polls on i
election day and vote for that
magnifirieot building w hich they
will receive. — St. Paul Phono-1
Jm Firu her returned from bisi
ranch near H> annis a few days' i
since, he having been up there for
a couple of weeks building him a
home and making arrangements
to move up there, which he will
/de this week. We trust be may
have all kinds of splendid success
in has new venture.
Suppose a pantry with ice chest
and box of matches would be 3
rooms. The proposition as out
lined in the papers is perfectly
reasonable, definite and plain.
Nothing hard to understand just
an ordinary business proposition
and is to be considered as the
building of a bridge, its up keep
etc. Nothing strange about it as
it follows along lines which have
t<*en the same since man knew
how to hammer, saw and mix
mud- has opposition been just the
same as progress always has had
since man ‘knocked*, saw calamity
in all improvement* and ‘threw*
mud at the other fellow.
All that in your article which
was tlirown in ‘for good measure’
i* included in the contract price
and the fire insurance is nix be
cause not one dollar of insurance
i- necessary as the building is
Fraak Awtoa Lasaat Part af Two
Fncars aai Tkaak
A shocking accident occurred
last Saturday afternoon, at B. J.
Tierney’s feed yards in west Ans
ley. Frank Horton an employ of
Mr. Tierney, was operating a
power com grinder, Mr. Horton
was alone and no one witnessed
the shocking affair. He says he
was feeding the grinder and while
shoveling in the corn, a com cob
under his foot caused him to lose
his balance and fall. In the ef
fort to protect himself as he fell
toward the grinder he reached
out, and two middle fingers of the
right hand and the thumb of the
left hand being caught in the
cogs. Mr. Horton, after the ac
cident, came up town to Mr.
Tierney's office and informed
them of the accident. A physi
cian was called and the crushed
and bleeding members were cared
for Mr. Horton is getting along
well under the circumstances.
The unfortunate man has the sym
pathy of the community in his
Miss Brockway of Lincoln was
a guest of the Drs. Bowman a few
days last week.
A NEW LODGE
TIm Mystic Wtrkcrs of Gm Wtrtt
Social, Fraternal mi Daaaftetery.
TWENTY-SIX CNAITEI M EMBEDS.
A lodge of the Mystic Workers,
of the World, a social fraternal |
and beneficiary order of life in-1
surance was organized in Society !
Hall on last Friday night, with a
charter membership of twenty- j
six members, by State Deputy T.;
L. McClive. The following were !
elected to office and installed.
Prefect. Arthur B. Conger:
Monitor, Nettie A. Doner: Secre
tary, Otto F. Petersen; Banker,
Wm. H. Doner; Physician, Carrie
L. Bowman, M. D.; Marshal.
Florence Lyons: Warden, Anna!
McFadden: Sentinel, Charles T. j
Irwin: Supervisors, Leslie Lyons, j
John W. Fay, Earnest E. Me-:
The Order was chartered under
the insurance laws of the state of
Illinois in 18%, and now has a
membership of over 76,0tx3 mem
bers. The head office building is
located at Fulton. 111.
A petition containing 75 names
of citizens of Litchfield and vici
nity was filed with the county
clerk Tuesday morning nominat
ing Sheriff L. A. Williams to suc
ceed himself in that office.
BODY OF PAGE
Starch for Bed? cl CUM Onwnd ■
Cedar April t E^d
FOIHD BY ACCtBEHT.
Our readers will recall the ac
count of the drowning of a small
child in the Cedar near Ericson on
April i, and the unsuccessful at
tempt to find the child’s body.
Since that time an almost inces
sant search for the body of the
child has been kept up. For weeks
the neighbors aided in this sad
work, but they had given up the
task. Not so with the parents
who kept on. though no trace of
the child was found save the foot
steps in the sand by the river’s
edge, made on the day of drown
But yesterday the body was dis
covered by aceident by Charles’
Pain. Mr. Pain saw an object
partly covered in the sand. On
investgation he found it to be the
clothing and the wasted re
mains of the missing child. The
clothing had caught on a barb
wire submerged in the water at &
point about two miles below the
place of drowning.
Since the death of the child, the
mother, Mrs. Page, has been in
terrible suspense. Until the body
was recovered sbe could not be re
conciled. We are glad that
this comfort may at last come to
the parents that it is given burial.
FINAL WORD OF THE COORT HOUSE CQMMITEE TO THE VOTERS
Ttje Sherman County Court House Committee strongly recommend the court house prooosition to all taxpayers and voter*
of sherman county, and urge them to make it a special duty to go to the polls oa Tuesday, May 12th, and cast their vote in favox
of the proposition oa the following spund .
because we can mst tope So get a more favorable proposition at any time in the future, and pomibly not so good as the one
which we now present and which has been published in detail in the legal notices in all papers in the county the past six weeks.
Because our public records are in a very unsafe condition in the old, dilapidated building, and if they are lost they can
never be restored.
Because the old court house and old jail are unsubstantial and unsafe: no office room for the majority of the county officers
within the building, which is a great hindrance to the correct, prompt and convenient transaction of the public business.
Because the plans and specifications of Burlinghof and Davis, one of the leading firms of architects of the state, insure us a
massive, solid, tire-proof building, ample, neat and perfectly arranged in every respect and fully furnishsd to the least detail for
not U) exceed $75,000, and we are convinced that we are getting big value for* our money.
Because if we put oil building a new court house until the old one is destroyed, which risk we are continually running, we
will both lose our records and the building will cost us more, or we will get a poorer building when the matter has to be rushed.
Because the tai to pay for the court house will be so light as to be felt by no one.
Because Sherman county can not afford to lose its self respect and the respect of its neighbors and continue to do business
in the old shack that has been left over from the sod house, dug-out, grasshopper period, when all of the surrounding counties
are building up-to-date fire proof court houses.
^Because the bond terms are so arranged that the amount can be paid off by a very light annual assessment, if the twenty
years' time is taken, or can, at the option of the people, be paid off in a few years by a'larger levy, but not so large as to be bur
Because the court house proposition has the active support of a verv large number of the heaviest property owners and land
owners in the county, both resident and non-resident, who recognize the risk they run daily of having their evidence of title de
Because the court house proposition and the sentiment favoring It is now so far developed that it would certainly turn up
again in the near future, if defeated now. A matter is never settled until it is settled right.
Let us tackle the job now and not have to deal with future elections.
In sitort there is every reason to build the court house now and no serious reason against it. Therefore this committee of 46
citizens from every township in the county will earnestly urge every friend of the proposition to make it his special business to
go to the polls T uesday, May 12t. hand cast his ballot for the proposition as made. This committee has spent much work aad time
in an honest endeavor to promote this worthy enterprise and get a court house and jail for the 175,000. that will ba sate aad
Pr^!eal * credit to the county. We are dealing with reputable architects and have sufficient guarantee that the cost of the
building fully equipped and furnished will not run above $75,000, and any contractor who bids less than that and whom bid la ac
cepted by the county board will be compelled to give a bond of not less than $25,0.X). that he will complete his contract in ascerd
ance with the plans and specifications now on file in the county clerk’B office for the amount of his bid and if it be less than $75,
0«0. the county receives the benefit thereof. A building committee is to be elected, one member from each township, ttodttmns
of that township selecting by mam meeting or any way they may desire a man in whom they have the utmost confidence to act as
their representative on the building oommitttee, to advise with and to aid and assist the county board in getting a building true
to the plans and contract and that will be a permanent satisfaction and credit to the oountv.
TIE MERMAN COINTT C0IRT NOISE COMMITTEE.
_W. S. WAITE, Secretary.
Litchfield Monitor’s Mistakes Corrected
The court house committee in presenting the court house proposition to the people have tried to deal in noth
ing but absolute facts which can be proven from the records in the court house and by the simplest rules of arithmetic.
_ 1° rite issue of april 24th, the Monitor stated that the interest on the bonds would be, before the principal was
paid, the sum $67,500, when in fact it only amounts to $35,437.50, if the least amount is paid each year, that «*»n be
paid under the proposition presented to the people by the county board and published in his paper the entire time he
has been making these misstatement of fact*. And if paid in less time, as the county has a perfect right to do under its
option, the interest will be correspondingly leas in proportion to the payments made. Thus we haves right to pay
the entire $75,000 in six months after the bonds are used and interest commences. In that event the interest would
only amount to $1687.50 and could not exceed the sum of $35,437.50 under the proposition as above stated, showing
a misstatement of $32062.50. In the aame article is even a more glaring misstatement of facts with regard to main
tenance, in which be states that the expense will amoont to between $3000 and $5000 per year. The court house
committee have figured the necessary expenses of maintaining the present courthouse and rented offices, lights, coal
and telephone service, jam tor, extra vsnlts, halls for conducting teachers’ examinations, jury rooms and insurance as
$844 per year. The committe estimates the maintenance for the new courthouse at $1204, made up as follows: lor
janitor $50 per month or $600 per year. Bear in mind that there are living rooms in the upper story of the court
house for the janitor, which have heat, light and water furnished. $400 for coal. Telephone and lights will be prac
tically the same as they are now, which we estimate at $304. There will be no rent for ontside offices «nd it being t
fire proof building, no fire insurance will be necessary. Thus we find that the difference in the maintenance of the
old court house and ontside offices and the new courthouse to be $360 per year, and not from $3000 to $5000 as the
Monitor stated. *
In the issue of the Monitor of April 17th is the statement that ’‘The reason for the special bond election
was. that the bends would not carry at the regular fall election, unless that they would cany by a two-thirds majority,
and that would have been hard to get. At a special election one majority will be enough to get the bonds.” Again
the Monitor is mistaken. The same law governs the carrying of the bonds, either at a special or general election, and
a majority of the votes cast will cany the proposition, in either case. The committee believe that the building of a
new courthouse is a business proposition of sufficient importance to all taxpayers, to be put before them in such a
manner that they could not be mislead by candidates and contending political parties at general elections. The ballot
at a general election contains a long list of notional, state, county and precinct officers and constitutional amendments
and a vital question, like this courthouse proposition,would meet the same fate that all questions of like character meet,
being lost sight of by the voter.
The cost of the special election amounts to about $450, of which the non-resident taxpayer, melnding the rafl
raads, pay at least ooe-third as shown by the tax list. There being about 2000 voters in the county, this would coot
at an average at fifteen cents for each voter.
The only people that could benefit by the Monitor’s levy plan in preference to the bond proDoaition as m*^*
would be the banks of the county who would receive the money on deposit as collected at two percent interest per
annum and the money would remain in the hawks until toe entire amount necessary to build the courthouse, was levied
and collected, which would take five yean, tons endangering loss at the records unnecessary risks with no
sation therefore, or M the county denes to build on toe levy plan before all the money is accumulated in toe treasury,
they ** c<?apelled to bBfld m *time PtoposMou and toe county would get from a twenty-five to thirty per cent
poorer building, because of toe tone preposition, as toe county board of supervisors and toe courthouse committee
found to be the cate, from investigation and mnparivon of courthouses built on the two different p»«w
We all dmd have a eommoe intamrt and a common purpose, viz: toe welfare of toe gtertert number of our
citizens, and we believe toe new eotwtoooM is for toe public good and a public necessity and tort toe present plan and
proposition should receive toe support of toe people at toe pHW Mar 12th.
Ry W. S. WAITE, Seoetrty*
FROM THE WAR
Letter Freni Freak Aaick, of B Paso, Texas, to Mis Parents Mr. and Mrs.
J. V. Aniek of TMs City.
VILLA’S FRIENDSHIP SORT LOOK SINCERE
Below we print a letter from'
Frank Amick, son of Conductor
Amick of this city, who is at El
Paso, Texas, and just at the edge
of war border. It is most inter
esting at this time, coming from a
Loup City boy, giving local color- j
ing to home interest in the troubles
between this country and Mexico:
El Pasq, Texas, April 25, 1914.
Dear Papa and all:—Well, here I
am and going to work tonight. 1
feel pretty good.
Things look bad down here at
the present time, there are about
15,000 soldiers in El Paso and
they have the big cannon placed
up on the mountains so that if
Villa attacks they can bombard
Jaurez. They have issued guns
to all the citizens and the city is
under martial law, and every
body has to go to bed at 9 p. m.
I went to the fort and offered my
service as a conductor, in case
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Zimmer
man and daughter, Mrs. Beth
Owen and two children are ex
pected here from North Yakima.
Wash., the last of this week. We
understand Mrs. Owen will make
her home with her parents.
It is a fact, however, that
Farmer Burns does not feel kindly
toward Joe Stecher —* perhaps,
with some reason. Several months
ago Bums quietly arranged for a
match between Stecher and an un
known in Stecher's home town—
Dodge. It developed that the
Farmer’s “unknown” was the re
nowned Ynssif Hussane. But
Stecher, although a comparatively
green wrestler, was game and he
and the Bulgarian hopped to it in
one of the most grueling contests
ever put on in the west. After
Hussane had twice thrown the Ne
braska boy off the stage and the
latter kept coming back for more,
the Farmer decided that he and
his Bulgarian prodigy had plucked
a Tartar. About that time Stecher
clamped a punishing head scissors
onto Hussane and the friends of
Dodge county boy claim that the
Bulgarian, to free himself, bit
Stecher on the leg. This was a
signal for a demonstration by
Stecher's neighbors, so Farmer
Burns and Hussane, claiming they
feared violence, fled from the hall.
The referee then awarded the de
cision the Stecher. Meantime,
the management refused to Burns
or his Bulgarian any of the re
ceipts, asserting they were entit
led to nothing because of their re
fusal to go on with the match,
since, which day the veteran Om
aha wrestler and his protege have
been vowing vengence on Stecher
and his trite.
A Peculiar Swine
Disease in State
A rare swine disease has made
its appearance near Tecumseh.
Owen Morrissey, who lives five
and one-half miles west of Tecum
seh, lost nine porkers with the dis
ease in a single night recently.
The hogs were suddenly stricken,
seeming to be all right the even
ing before death. Dr. Sullivan,
the government veterinarian, who
is working in an effort at eradica
tion of hog colera in Johnson
county, was sent for at once. As
a result of a post mortem exami
nation Doctor Sullivan pronounced
the disease to be gastrointeritds. a
small worm in the stomach, the
worm being grathostoma. The
veterinarian pronounced the dis
ease a rare one, and he has sent a
history of the work of the disease
in Mr. Morrissey’s pens, together
with samples of the worms, to
'they went down into Mexico.
Gen. Bliss thanked me and took
my name and address. He said
he thought they would need about
350 brakemen. engineers and con
ductors. he also said he would
call on me as soon as he needed
Gen. Villa is doing a whole lot
of talking about how he isn't go
ing to war, but at the same time
he has his men digging trenches
along the river, and there has
been three train loads of soldiers
come to Jaurez from Torreon
But I don't want you to worry
about me, I am all right.
Uncle Ross got scared and went
Here is some of Villa’s money
I got it from a street ear conduc
Well, I must close, hope yt
got the papers I sent you.
Love to all,
1124 San Antonio St,
Items of news
! FROM ASHTON
I At last the B. B. B. on the side
walks is overshadowed by the
beautiful color of green which as
a rule comes every spring.
Mr. Webhey has rented the
house across the street from Pat
Chervinski's and will move his
family here from Omaha.
On account of the bad roads the
ball team did not play the game
at Elba Sunday, thereby saving
Mat Ignowski purchased a sec
ond hand Ford from Joe Roy,
last week. Stanley Goc drove it
home for him.
The Schaupps Ball team played
the Ashton 2nd nine on the Ash
ton grounds Sunday. Ashton won
9 to 6.
The dance that was given by
the Young Ladies Sodality was
fairly well attended and a good
Cash Pritchard was down from
L)up one day last week and got a
few of the boys to enlist for ser
vice in the army the boys expect
to leave for Mexico any day now.
The barn of John Skibinski,
north east of town was struck
by lightning Saturday night and
four valuable horses killed. John
hsd no insurance on the horses
ar d it is quite a loss to him.
The B. B. B. held their regular
meeting last Monday evening.
The kind of lunch they served is
a pretty good indication of how
they feel, the lunch consisted
wholly of pickles.
A miscellaneous shower was
gi ren at the Kwiatkowski home
Sunday evening in honor of Helen
who will be married this week, a
large crowd were present and a
very enjoyable time reported.
Chas. Jamrog is carrying a
smile that wont come off, he says,
did you see my grass, look, look
at it at last it has come and I
thuk it will stay this time, plenty
of wet, well thats all in style in
Lawrence Polski clerk of this
great county was in Ashton last
week shaking hands with his
many friends, and we understand
he is running for re-election, well
its a cinch, all liis friends told
him that you will be our next
county clerk, we think a county
clerk that had to stick in that old
court house ought to have a
chaince to hold office in a new
We beg to be excused for not
having any Ashton items last
week, but on account of having so
mi ch rain farm work was at a
stand still and we could not resist
thf temptation to take a short va
cation. The writer visited with
his brother near Alliance for a
few days. The western part of
state have had lot6 of rain this
spiing and crops are looking fine.
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