Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921, February 17, 1910, Image 1
faster County IRepubltcan , , , , , , . YOL XXVI11 BROKEN BOW CUSTER COUNTY NEBRASKA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 17 190 NO. 37 I JUDGE SILAS A. HOLCOrtlB MAKES A STATEMENT. Five Mill Levy can only be Construed to mean on the Assessed Valua tion. CAN'RAISE ONLY $35,000 Since the special election has boon called , the report 1ms gained wide " " circulation that this levy of five "T" mills for a court house would bu made on the actual valuation Instead of the assessed valuation , which Is one fifth of the actual value , and that Instead of this levy raising $36,000 as contemplated , It would raise flvo times that amount. This positively could not he the case. The Chief publishes a letter from Silas A Holcomb , bearing on the matter Mr. Ilolcomb served as District Judjr ; of this district and after completing two terms ns Governor of Nebraska \vns Judge of the Supreme Court ol Nebraska for six years and the Chief Justice of that body. His thousands of friends over Custer county will no doubt accept his statement with the same approval that his work in all walks of public life have brought Judge Holcomb's statement follows : The proposition .submitted by the Board of Supervisors to "Levy a tax of flvo mills on the dollar valuation of the taxable property In Custei County" , provides only for a levy at the rate uaiJed on the assessed value of property , which under the law Is one fifth of the actual value. This from the best Information obtainable will create a fund of approximately $35,000.00 which can be expended tc rebuild the recently burned Court House. The levy provided for In Commercial Club. If your name appears in ' the list of committees following- get busy : Extending- city limits South west Prettymau , Jas. Osborn and Beal. Brick Factory House , Hunt er and Dr. Bass. Financial statement of the city's Resources and Liabilities Kimberling- . Public Library Morgan , Prof , Elliott and Kimberling. At this particular time , when contemplated improvements are under consideration it is impor tant that every voter should have an intelligent idea of the finan cial condition of the city. Many of the citizens of Broken Bow have lived therein for a quarter of a century and if they ever enjoy modern convenciences , they must get them now. Wiriis CADWBI.I. Sec. We want to show every man who is interested in good shoes our extensive line. Kiffin-Luke Co. I" * " " " ' ' " ' * * * * * * thin proposition , If adopted by the- voters , can bo made for but one year that Is the year 1910 and must be made on the same valuation as the levies are made for State , County School District and other purposes There can be no such tiling undoi the law HS u levy on the actual value of the taxable , property in the County. There is no law providing for such s. levy , and no authority can he found within the statue for 11. The "taxable property'1 spoken of in the proposition Is property In the County mibject to taxation and taxed at one fifth It's actual value There can be no two sides to this question. Section 12 of Chapter 77 provides specifically that property not exempt "shall be valued at It's actual value , which shall be entered opposite each Hem and shall be as sessed at tiO per cent of such actual value. Such assessed value shall be entered In a separate column opposite each Item and shall he taken and comiidered as the taxable value ol smell property and the value at which It shall be listed and upon which the levy shall bo made. " The levy con templated In the proposition men tioned will be arrived at from the assessments as made by the County 1 Assessors at one fifth of the actual value they find the property assess ed to bear and then as equalized by ( the County Hoard of Equalization , which value when so ascertained will and must be taken as a basis for any and all levies made by the County Supervisors whether it be foi County purposes , to build a Court House or for any other purpose. Respectfully , Silas A. Holcomb Must Be Inspected. -Dr. S. S. Wertz , the veterinar ian , is in receipt of a letter from P. Juckuiess , state veterinarian , in which he states that all dairy or breeding cattle offered for sale at public sales must be tested before - fore being removed from the premises. There is a penalty for failure to comply with the pro vision of the law , and as the season for public sales is now at hand it would be well for farmers intending- have sales keep the fact in mind. Shelton Clipper. Hriiiff Home My Saddle. I have been watching you and have been watching for you to bring back my saddle. Maybe you think I don't know who you are but you are mistaken. If you don't bring it back you will suf fer what the law will give you. Ernest Thornburg , Broken Bow , Neb. 37-2t L. E , Cole , the Undertaker , made a pretty good sale Satur day. He sold the big black team of horses he drove on the hearse. The price he received for the team was $525. Lenten Specialties Smoked Salmon. Smoked HalilDut. English Bloaters. Scalled Herring. . Smoked White Fish. Holland Herring. Salt Salmon. Salt White Pish. Salt Mackeral. J. N. PE ALE Ph ° ne 161 THE GROCER Pl e 180 Agent for De Laval Scparatora Cream Station THE LAW LIMITS THE LEVY AND BASES THE VALUATION. County Board Cannot Change It. Section 1IS05 Cobbey's St.ituitc : 1W9 Is as Follows. "Whcnrvpr it shall be deemed necessary to uiuct a court house , jail , or other public county build ings in any county in this state , the board of commissioners may , or upon petition of not less than one fourth of the legal voters of said county , as shown by the poll books of the last previous gener al election , shall submit to the people of said county to be voted upon at a general or a special election called by the board of county commissioners for that purpose , a proposition to vote a special annual tax for that pur pose of not to exceed five mills on the dollar valuation of the taxable property in said county , for a term not to exceed five years. " The law is so clear that it needs no explanation the words " five mills on the dollar valua tion of the taxable property in said county for a term of not to exceed five years. " Means the taxable valuation only , which in this county is tut one fifth of the actual valuation. In other words Resolutions. Resolutions passed by the short course School of Agriculture held at Booken Bow , Nebr. , Jan. 25-29 , 1910. Whereas : It has been clearly shown that in the breeding am\- improvement of corn it is neces sary to obtain the best results tc make the experiments in the locality wherein tiie field crop is to be grown. Therefore be it Resolved. That the County Board of Custer county be re quested to appropriate the aum of $25.00 to be used by the poor farm committee in experiments in corn testing and corn improve ment on the poor farm of said county during the season of 1910. Whereas : The appropriation made by the last legislature for farmer's institute work in the state was only sufficient , to carry on one hundred and fifty-two (152) ( institutes and there are thirty-one (31) ( ) applications on file with the superintendent that cannot be met because of the lack of funds. Therefore be it Resolved , That we favor the election of representatives to the next legislature who are pledged to the support of an appropri ation that will meet the require ments of this line of educational work. Whereas : A bill has been in troduced in the United States Congress by Representative Me- Laughlin of Michigan for the ourpose of apropriating $10,000 annually to the Agricultural College of each state and terri tory of the United States , to be used for purposes ot agricultural extension , in Farmers' Institute schools , in the operation of dem onstration farms , and for other work similar to the work now carried on by the Farmers' Insti tute movement of this state. Be it Resolved , That we heartily approve House Roll No. 15,422 , and that we ask our Senators and Representatives in Congress to vote for this bill and to work for its passage in the present Congress. NOTICK. Ticket No. 17U9 drew the 400 day clock at our store. Party holding this number ticket will please call for the clock prior to March 1st , 1910. If not called for by said date another drawing will be made. Keep your tickets. A , II. Soudera. if the actual valuation be $500.00 the taxable valuation is but * 100.00. There is no such thing as a taxable valuation for one thing or purpose , and another taxable valuation for some other purpose , that is an impossibil ity. The opinion of Judge S. A. Holcomb is absolutely conclusive of the question. It is almost impossible for the board to do a thing not permitted ! to be done by the law above set out ; and the county board , in order to be fair , and to avoid any possibility of being charged with unfairness , confined the levy to one year , and that the year 1910 ; the board cannot , by any pretext , subter fuge , adroitness or anything else , go beyopd the levy of five mills on the taxable valuation for the year 1910 , and the amount which will be realized by virtue of that levy will approximate $35,000.00. Respectfully yours , N. T. GADD , County Attorney. One Large Court House , Not Four Dinkics. We note the Argosy of Ansley last week had a notice request ing subscriptions of $25,000 to build a court house at Ansley in case the question of division car ries. The Argosy suggests that the other quarters of the county will raise similar amounts at the three prospective county seats. Concceding that such amounts would be subscribed and paid it only proves the contention of anti-divisionists that it will cost more than twice as much to run four counties than it will to run one covering the same territory. The proposition to put $100,000 in four court houses is twice the amount required to build a court house at Broken Bow acSaquate to accomodate the officers and records of the entire county , while as a matter of fact is nearly three times the amount asked by the five mill levy to re build the court house at Broken Bow. Bow.What What is true of the admission of the needs of the four proposed counties would prove true of the general expenses of four counties over that of one county. Admitting for argument's sake that the four prospective county seats would meet the first ex pense with taxing for it. No one would claim for a moment that they would meet the gener al expense from year to year that would b necessary to maintain the county government. The extra expense that it would cost each year for four counties would have to be borne by the tax pay ers. Instead of being an annually five mill levy as asked this year to rebuild the court house it would be four or five times that much anually. Not for one year only but for all time. As not only a matter of gener al interest to the greatest num ber of tax payers but as a matter of perpetual economy the five mill levy should be voted and a suitable building provided for the county's use of which no citizen need be ashamed. Advertised Letters. Unclaimed letters for the week ending-February 15 , 1910. Mr. J. M. Davis. Arostolo Karahalio. A. L. Mayers. Mrs. John Morrison. O. H. Olson. Mr. Frank Ryan. JDI.US HADJIONT , P , M , GOOD NEWS FOR KINKAIDERS Time of Settlement Extended to May 15. Leave of Absence Grant ed to all for Three Months from January 28 , 1910. [ PUBLIC No. 23 ] [ II. K. 16223 ] All Aft nxu'iultiig the Hint- for rort.iln homesteaders to CHtalilltih residence upon thrlf lands Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled , That all persons who have heretofore made homestead entries in the states of North Dakota , South Dakota , Idaho , Minnesota , Mon tana , Nebraska , Colorado , and Wyoming , and the Territory of New Mexico , where the period in which they were , or are , required by law to make entry under dec laratory statement or establish residence expired or expires after December first , nineteen hun dred and nine , are hereby grant ed until May fifteenth , nineteen hundred and ten , within which to make entry or establish resi dence upon the lands so entered by them : Provided , That this extension of time shall not short- CHURCH COLUMN. M. E. Church. R. II. Thompson , Pastor Sunday School 10:00 : a. m ; morning sermon 11:00 : a. m ; Jun ior league 2:30 : p. m ; Epwortb league 6:30 : p. m ; evening sermon 7:30 : p. m ; E. L. Mission Study Class , Wednesday 7:30 : prayer meeting Thursday 7:30 : p. m. Come and worship with UB you will be a stranger in the church but once. Next Sunday Feby. 20th , will be Temperence day at the M. 13. Church. The pastor will preach a tern- perence sermon at 11:00 : a. m. In the evening at 7:30 : a special program , consisting of short ad dresses by N. T. Gadd , Supt. R. I. Elliott , and Rev. M. S. Fouch , will be rendered. A cordial invitation is cxtcned to the public. Baptist Lliurch. A. T. Norwood. Pastor Sunday School 10:00 : a. m ; preaching 11:00 : a. m ; Junior union 3:00 : p. m ; B. Y. P. U. 6:30 : p. m ; preaching 7:30 : p. m ; teachers' meeting Monday 7:30 : p. m ; Agoga class Tuesday 7:30 : p. m ; prayer meeting Wednesday 7:30 : p ui ; Amouia class first and third Saturday of each month 7:30 : p. in. Rev. Hentley , an evangelist , who a number of years ago held j a series of meetings in Broken Bow is holding a meeting for the Baptist church at Ansley. The meetings commenced a week ago last . Rev. Sunday. Bentlcy is an able and forcible speaker and preaches the old gospel stright. We predict good results. Christian Church L 0. Doward. Pastor. At the Christian chuich next en cither the period of commu tation or of actual residence un der the homestead law : Provid ed further , That this Act shall not apply to an adverse claim es tablished by entry and residence after the expiration of the time allowed for establishing resi dence of the first cutryman , and prior to the passage of this Act. Site , 2. That hoinestoad en- trymen or settlers upon the pub lic domain in the States above named are hereby granted a leave of absence from their land for a period of three mouths from the date of the approval of this Act : Provided , That the period of actual absence under this Act shall not be deducted from the full time of residence required by law. Approved , January 28 , 1910. Sunday Rev. Doward , the'pastor , will deliver an address on another important subject at 7:30 : p. m. The music will be special and pleasing. Sunday school at 10:00 : a. m. Communion and preach ing services 11:00 a. m. The Christian Endeavor meet 6:30 : p. m. Presbyterian Church J. E Aubrey , Pastor PATRIOTIC ! SKRVIRIt. Next Sunday as it is between Lincoln and Washington's birth days , the pastor of the Presby terian church has arranged an appropriate service atll:00 | : a. m. Judge Reese will preside , ' "Prof. Williams will pay tribute to Washington , Judge Dean will speak on Lincoln and Rev. Aubrey will speak on I"Patro- tism and the Bible. " Music and decorations will suitjthe occas ion. You are invited. Last Thursday afthernoon MrB. Burdick , who resides with her daughter , Mrs. Avalo Van- nice of this city , was most agree ably surprised by a few neigh bors and the ladies Sunday School class of the U. U church , coming in to celebrate her 75th birthday anniversary. The af ternoon was spent in social chat , while a number of contests were participated in , which afforded much amusement. After the contestt were over Mrs. Burdick was given a handkerchief show er , and they were then invited to the dining room where a dainty lunch was served. At a late hour the guests departed wishing Mr. Burdick many happy re turns of the day , declaring Mrs. Vannice to be a most charming inghostess. . OPERA HOUSE Ono Big Week Commencing : Mon day February 5th. The Kompton Komedy Ko. An organization of merit presantinif a stanlurd Repertorie with Special Scenery for each play. Lots of Good Things in Specialties and The ONLY Stock Company in the Wedt offering ; the following' at populor prices : "My Dixie Girl" "Mis Other Wife" "Home ami Honor" "An Indian Romance" "Brown from Mi aourl" ' 'The Mouutaluaur" LADIES FREE. On Monday nig-ht one lady will be admitted free if ac companied by one paid reserved ticket. Beautiful pieces of furnitu.e given away. Come out Monday night and get numbers. Prices 25 , 35 and 60.