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RKD CLOUD, NKI1HASKA.
PUBLISH BD EVERY FRIDAY.
PAUIi C. I'lIAItEH
U month SO
nterod At ino pout otnce t Hod Cloud. Neb.M
Furulaliert on application,
TELEPHONE, SEVEN - TWO
State Aid for Good Roads,
Prof O. R. Chntburn, I). It. Mosloy
and other inoti luivo frittnud a uniform
plan for roitd building and tho bill litis
boon introduced in tho legislature.
Tlio meusuro Ih based upon tho popu
lar "stato aid" laws in force in eastern
'riiissovoro winter and tho accom
pany Iiik bud roads since tho thaw has
nhowii tho pooplo th'o necessity for
systematic road building, and our lo
cal Good Roads association should
tako up the matter and give all tho
support possiblo to tho bill Delay in
action means tho postponement of
food roads logis'utlon for another two
years Following is a synopsis of tho
f ooMou one provides that the own
ers of a majority of tho property rout
ing on any public road may petition
tlio county commissioners to improvo
- Tho county commissioners upon
hcurinir tlio petition may pass a reso
lution sotting forth that public neces
sity demands tlio improvement of tlio
highway and shall so notify tho state
Tho state engineer then is to care
fully investigate and determine wheth
er or not tho highway is of such impor
tance as to come within tho purposes
of this act and shall certify approval
or disapproval to tlio county oominis
sioncis. If approved tlio stato ongincor shall
cati'so tho highway to bo surveyed and
mapped Shall indicuto wherein it
might bo bettered by change of loca
tion in order to shorten it or lessen
the gradients. He shall draw up plans
mid specifications for the improve
ment taking into account tho climate,
the soil, and the materials to bo had
in the vicinity, and tho extent and na
ture of tho tralllc likely to bo upon
tho highway, specifying tito kind of
road a wise economy demands
Tlio stato engineer is to prepare au
estimate of tho cost and transmit it to
tho county commissioners.
Tho county commissioners muv
adopt a resolution that the road shall
be constructed under the provisions
of this act
Tho commissioners must secure tho
right, of way.
Section 8 provides for tho advertis
ing for bids two successive weeks in a
nowspapor of tho county, and such
other papers as nun be deemed to
advantage. Tlio stato engineer shall
award tho contract to the lowest bid
bor It may lie awarded to tho bo rd
of county commissioners or to some
board or per.sou acting for them but in
no case for a sum grouior than the!
engineer's estimate. Provides for'
Hutllcient surety to bo given by the
contractor, and for tho payment of
partial payments not to exceed SO per
cent of the work done until the entiie
work is accepted.
One half tho expense of the Improve
ment shall bo paid by tho state, .'15 per
cent by tho o -unty as a whole and IS
por cent by tho fronting property
County engineors are made inspect
ors under tho state engineer. In1
counties having no county engineer
tho stato engineer provides for proper
Section 11 provides a doiinito method
for the assessment of tho IS per cont
on tho fronting property in propor
tion to tho bonetlts derived.
Improvements under this act shall
bo taken up and carried forward iu tho
order in which they are applied for.
Uudor tho completion of any such
road it Is turned over to tho county !
and maintained as other roads, I
Section 15 provides for tho payment
of road taxes assosod against, prop
erty abutting any such improved road
To onablo this law to bo elleotivo
thoro Is appropriated !!S,0i0.
In tho event of au enactment of a
law by tho United States congress
providing for government aid, tho
same is appropriated tor tho building
of roads under tho provisions of this
If tho Brownlow Latimer bill passes
congros' it has received a favorablo
recommendation by tlio committee
thoro will accrue to Nebraska the sum
of M08,000 which would become Im
mediately nvuilablo under tho provis
ions of tlds act.
Change o? lty Elections.
House roll No. i!0S, introduced by
Colonel C. W. Kulov, hi relation to
olection in cities of the second olus,
is being considered iu committee.
Tho commit toe reported progress, but
nsko'l for further time.
This bill provldos that elo.'tions in
citlos of tho second class bo hold hi
November at tho same tinio as coun
ty oloctlons. I'ho bill provides that
each ward shall have two counoilmon
and that they shall serve four years
and until their successors are olocted
I ho mayor, city clerk, treasurer and
city engineer aro to be elected for
tortus of two years
Tho extending of tho terms of coun
cilmou to four years, in the opinion of
many, seems to bo an unwise move.
The changing of tho time of holding
the elections to the first Tuesday after
tho first Monday iu November and
holding tho same every two years in
stead of annually would bo a move in
tho direction of economy which tax
payers will appreciate should the bill
become a law.
NEWS OF NEBRASKA.
Culver Gets Reappointment.
Lincoln, Fob. 17. Governor Mickey
has reappointed J. H. Culver adjutant
Acquitted of Murder Charge.
Nebraska City. Feb. 17. John D.
Rocse, on trial here for the killing of
nls son, was acquitted by the Jury.
Tlio killing was the culmination or a
fumlly quarrel and the futlier plead
Oil Lease Will Be Renewed.
Washington, Feb. 22. Senator Long
conferred with tho president In regard
to the protest of the Kansas legisla
ture against the renewal of tho
blanket lease of 1,500,000 acres of ol.
lands of the Osage Indian reservation
In Oklahoma territory. Tho decision
wnn reached and the announcemen.
authorized that the administration
will stand by tho limited extension
contained In a senate amendment to
the Indian appropriation bill.
Baby Girl Burned to Death.
Norfolk, Neb., Feb. 20. Thvec-ycat-old
Amy Gardner was burned to death
In the homo of her parents In Holt
county and the house was later
burned to the ground while the pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Gardner,
were In Spencer.
Cotner Orator a Winner.
Grand Island, Neb., Feb. IS. Hugh
Ixnuax of Bethany, representing Cot-
I nor university In tho state oratorical
I contest held here last night, won tlrst
honors and will represent the Nebras-
ka colleges at the Interstate contest,
I to -he held in Indiana, at which the
colleges of eleven Mississippi valley
Btates will be represented.
More Charges Against Mrs. Chadwlck.
Cleveland, Feb. 22. Tho federal
grand Jury reported two additional In
dictments against Mrs. Chadwlck in
connection with her operation
through the closed Citizens' National
bank of Obcrlln. There aro now
seven indictments against Mrs. Chad
wlck in the United States district
court. There ore also three Iu the
Omaha to Be Headquarters.
Washington, Feb. 22. Plans aro
under way for the creation of a new
division of the rural free delivery
system, with Omaha as the headquar
ters. Tho new division will include
states immediately adjoining Ne
braska and will be in charge of an
Inspector. Division headquarters foi
the west are now at Denver and St.
Hoch Repudiates Confession.
Chicago. Feb. 22. Johann Hoch re
pudiated his alleged confession read
by Police Inspector Shlppy before a
coroner's Jury- "I never told Inspector
Shlppy I had married eleven women,"
aid Hoch. "I signed a statement to
the effect that I had not committed
murder and that I was an innocent
Woman Identifies Picture.
Fremont, Feb. 10. Mrs. Day, tho
proprietor of tho North Bend hotel,
positively Identified tho picture of
the man found dead near the Ames
depot last month as the man who
left the two grips at her hotel two
days before the body was found and
who gave his name ns J. E. Albee.
She is certain It was the same man.
Japs Seize Another Steamer.
Toklo, Feb. 20. The navy depart
ment announces the seizure of the
British steamer Sllviaua. bound for
Vladivostok, with Cardiff coal.
Child Ha3 His Head Crushed.
Norfolk, Neb.. Feb. 22. Standing
on tiptoe to peer over into the inside
mechanism of the corn-grinding ma
chine on the farm of his father, Coun
ty Clerk lindens of Knox county, four
year-old Arthur lindens was suddenly
caught by the sweep of the machine
as It .swung around and, pinned
against a pillar of the frame, was
crushed to death. The power of the
sweep, which was turned by means of
a horse, was so strong that the lad's
head was mashed perfectly flat and
death came before anyone knew what
was tho matter. The man operating
the machine had stopped into the
granary for a fresh supply of corn
when the little fellow walked into
range of the fatal sweep.
When You uy
Nothing more appropriate for ilf
buy the best if you want to practice real
economy; there is no article of silver
ware so expensive in the end as depart
mental, hardware, or "general store"
We carry nothing but the very best
Sterling Silver and Silver-plated ware;
stock such as is found only in a first
class jewelry store, and yet our prices
are low, quality considered. We are not
satisfied to make a big per cent on a
single sale, but want the volume of busi
ness and advertising that comes from
selling good goods cheap.
Wedding and Birthday Presents
JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS.
HOUSE WILL INVESTIGATE.
Terminal Taxation Bill Introduced.
Lincoln, Feb. 18. Proposed railroad
legislation and constitutional amend
meats had their inning in the house.
A terminal taxation bill was intro
duced by Clarke of Douglas, a' pro
posed constitutional amendment by
Dodgo of Douglas for a railroad com
mission and the two proposed constl-1 .,
uiiionui amendments ty saunaers oi
Douglas, which passed the senate,
wore Indefinitely postponed.
Tva Freight Trains Collide.
Grand Island, Feb. 22. A collision
occuri ed between two westbound
freight trains of the Union Pacific
Expenditure of Funds for Norfolk In
sane Asylum Is to Be Probed.
Lincoln. Feb. 10. By a vote of 60
to ao the house adopted the resolu
tion of Jones of Polk calling for an
Investigation of the expenditure of tho
$100,000 appropriated two years ago
by the legislature for tho repair and
rebuilding of the burned wing at thd
Norfolk Inbane asylum. The speaker
j appointed Jones, Windham of Cass
I and Howe of Nemaha to make the In
I The resolution precipitated an ani
mated and protracted discussion, Per
' ry of Furnas and Jackson of Antelope
leading the opposition to the resolu-
Windham and Wilson, with
Jones, led in supporting it.
The recommendation for passage
of the Junkin anti-trust bill, amend
ed so as to exempt fiom Its opera
tions native Nebraska corporations,
and the defeat In the senate of the
Shrcck bill, vesting control of frater
nal Insurance societies in 93 per cent
of the membership were among the
Mr " ll
It has been rightly said that the cow was
tho mortgage lifter of Nebraska, but you
can't make it so without tlio aid of tho '
DE LAVAL CHHAM SKPA11ATOR.
It is absolutely ho only machine on tlio
market which will separate cold milk and
get all the cream. There is a No l guaran
iintco that this machine will do all wo saj.
Washing is to bo considered, and with tho
patent washer which is furuisho I with
with thorn makes it the easiest machine
cleaned. Can't bo excelled for easy run
niug. If you arc thin ing of buying a
en am separator, come in. Wo can please
both in machine and price. If you have
not got the money to spare now, we can
still please you Separators, repairs, rub
ber rings and tho best separator oil for
Manager of Red Cloud Station of the
BEATRICE CREAMERY CO.
City Dray and Express
V. W. 6TUDEBAKER, PKOI
near Chapman. The engine of the
one ran into the caboose of the other. ' othor ,mi,ortant transactions lu the
piled tho caboose and several treight loHninHim
cars up badly and set the wveckago
afire. The engine was hadly demol
ished. The eng'neer and fireman
jumped. The engineer hnd a leg
broken. No others were Injured.
ARE PREPARING FOR FLOODS.
Dinner Gone; Hiccoughs Also.
Omaha. Feb. 17. Androw Hanncy,
tho victim of an obstinate case of
hiccoughs, was cured by tho explo
sion of a tomato can placed on a stove
to make soup for his dinner, as ho
wbb unable to cat solid food. Ftanney
feels the euro is permanent, as ho
has not been troubled by the malady
Bince tho unexpected opening of tho
can. During the last attack he went
forty-eight hours without sustenance
and lost six pounds !n weight.
Much Land Has Been Taken.
North Platte, Neb., Feb. 20. The
land office rush for the one section
homestead Is practically over, and as
a result something over 200,000 acres
of grazing land, heretofore controlled
by tho cattle kings without charge. Is
now homesteaded by settlors from
Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, the
Dakotas and other states. Nearly 80!)
entries were mado and most of them
were mado by citizens of Nebraska
from tho Missouri river to the Colo
rado and Wyoming lines. Thero yet
remains about 2u0 sections which aro
subject to one section entry.
Heavy Ice, With Great Snowfall,
Cause Alarm Along the Rivers.
Plattsmouth, Feb. 22. The pros
pects are now favorable for a large
(low of Ice and water in tho Platte
and Missouri rivers eany this spring.
At a corresponding date one year ago
a large part of tho central valleys and
the southeastern Rocky mountain
slope, now covered with coatings va
rying in depth from eight to twent
Ave Inches, were entirely free from
snow. There Is also much snow In
the middle regions all the way north
and east along tho courses of tho
three branches of tho Platte rlvor.
Thero seems to bo no doubt but that
the banks will be taxed to their ut
most capacity to carry away the
water which must be turusd into
them as the first thaw comes, which
will start the ice to moving.
Pcoplo arc recalling tho spring of
1SS1, when tho worst flood ever
known along tho Platte valley was
o::porienced. Tho farmers along the
Platte bottom and those of Iowa resid
ing on the bottoms east and south of
Plattsmouth, are already preparing to
romovo their families and stock upon
tho first Indications of tho breaking
up of tlio Ico, which Is tho thickest
known In many years.
Goods Delivered to any part of the city.
Charges as low as the Lowest
CITY AGENTS FOR ADAAS EXPRESS CO.
WE WILL DO YOUR
Call Phone 7." or .?2.
H01XISTER 6 ROSS.
Heavy Draylnft a Specialty
H. B. ASHBR,
Of tho Kansas City Veter
inary Collogo Olllco at E.
Johnston's, the Ilrick Bam.
ALL CALLS PROMPTLY ATTENDED
RED CLOUD, - . NEB.
AtBluoIIill tlrst. Tuesday In each
When you aro hungry and
want somethig nice iu tho
meat lino, drop into my
mnrkot. Wo have tho iiicest
and meats, fish, and game
in season. Wo think, ond
iilmost know, that wo i an
pleaso you. Give ns a
ROBINSON & BURDEN.
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