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nil'1 ' VnitFm.K NKWS FIU1MY. .IULY ' 11 1 05.
COUNTY IN NORTH NEBRASKA
MAKES A NOVEL PLEA.
ASSESSOR DAKER GIVES CAUSE
Presents an Argument Why the As-
ccssment Should be Reduced Ten
Per Cent The Indians are a Fac
tor There In the Expense.
Knox county Is before the state
hoard of equalization with a plea for
a ten per cent decrease In taxes with
a novel argument , hut ono.that ap
pears to ho just In many particulars.
The county is represented at the
equalization meeting by Assessor Halt-
cr who says that the ten per cent re
duction Is due the county by reason of
the fact that It IH compelled to pay
the cost of looking after some 1,1100
Indians who are residents of the coun
ty , something that other counties are
not compelled to do. The assessor Is
tinned with a written statement of
the county hoard of supervisors signed
by Chairman C. F. Shalander , which
Is as follows :
The county hoard of supervisors of
Knox county respectfully request that
the Knox county assessment for 1005
be reduced 10 per cent and suggest
the following reasons therefor :
There Is a resident Indian popula
tion In Knox county of 1,313.
There Is In Knox county 100,276
acres of Indian land , non-alienable
Uy reason of a decision of the su
preme court of the United States ren
dered In the spring of 1005 the en
forcement of these laws Is estimated
at $1,000 per annum.
If these Indian lands were taxable
the county taxes coming , therefrom
would amount to about $1,500 annual
ly ; consequently the people of Knox
county whose lands are taxable are
obliged to pay about $2,500 per annum
more taxes for county purposes alone
and about ? C,000 annually in county ,
state and municipal taxes more than
taxpayers of other counties pay upon
an equal amount of property.
This board believes that this Is
unjust and should be corrected as far
as possible by the state board of
A statement by W. E. Meagley , su-
perlntendent of Indians In Knox conn-
ty , showing the number of Indians and
the allotment In that county Is at
tached. The statement says :
The last census , 1004 , shows a pop
ulation of 1.313. Homesteads , non-
alienable and non-taxable , 32,875.75
acres. Allotments , non-alienable and
non-taxable , f > G,110.09 acres. He-
served for government and missions ,
As to the policy of the government ,
1 understand that It will expect the
local authorities to assume the same
control as is exercised over the ordl-
nary citizen , and that no case will be
presented to the federal court which
docs not pertain to lands or Is such
as would ordinarily come within its
jurisdiction among whites.
Ralph Simmons went to Omaha
Prof. M. 0. Doerlng was a Norfolk
visitor on Friday.
J. W. Kovalek was a business visit
or to Norfolk Tuesday.
A. D. Wllberger of Anoka was visit-
j Ing relatives hero Sunday ,
i & Since the reunion a lot of our boys
l& * call Meadow Grove "Ronesteel. "
m- Henry Halsey Is here from Tllden
I visiting with relatives this week.
J. E. Sanders , our merchant miller ,
shipped a car load of flour west Tues
Sunday , July 30 , Holy communion
Hcrvices will be held at the Lutheran
Fred Miller , sr. , Is building a new
barn on his residence lot in East Bat
County Commissioner J. H. Hard-
Ing of Meadow Grove was here Sun
day visiting relatives.
Arthur Pratt has taken a position
In Frank Ruzlck's meat market. The
place was vacated by Jake Schlack.
Wm. Volk is having a brick sidewalk
laid along bis property on Third
ntreet , which Is occupied by Chas. Ul-
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Koester and
daughter , Miss Clara , were visiting
Sunday at the Stoltenberg home at
Mr. and Mrs. John McKnight of
Meadow Orove were here Tuesday at
the home of their daughter , Mrs. Cla
After repairing and remodeling the
house he recently bought of John
.lost , Chas. Ilansen and family have
moved Into it.
During the absence of F. E. Martin
Ouy Green , an experienced compositor
and newspaper man , Is assisting in
the Enterprise office.
This hot weather is rushing the
"Sf * hogs to market. Since Monday eigh
teen car loads have been shipped from
Battle Creek to Omaha.
Rev. Mr. Ulmann and family of
Westgate , Iowa , arrived here Tues
day for a visit with Rev. and Mrs. J.
Hoffman , Mrs. Ulmann's parents.
Fred Fuerst drove to Madison Sat
urday and was accompanied home by
Ills son , Otto Fuerst , who is engaged
as operator for the telephone company
nt that place.
About thirty-five chickens were
Htolen Tuesday night from John Jest
[ \ In east , Battle Creek , and other people
, of town claim to have been shy of
* fowle Wednesday morning.
The voting members of the German
Lutheran church hold their quarterly
business meeting Sunday afternoon
There was nothing of importance to
act on. John Clnascn and Jullua Hen-
selelt wore admitted to membership.
Czar Johnson , a student of the
Ci-clghton Medical university nt Oma
ha , spends his vacation hero at home
and has been staying until now nt
the Morris drug store , but the balance
of the time ho will remain with Dr.
A number of Uattlo Creek citizens
are spending a summer vacation at
Hot Springs , S. 1) . , at present. They
are as follows : O. H. Mann , Mr. and
Mrs. M. F. Hans and Son ISrnle , Chas
T. Hainan , Editor F. E. Martin , W. E.
Hoover , John Oshorn and family , John
A. Wright and family , Troy Onborn
and Mrs. 15. Osborn and daughter.
Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Risk
depatted for that place.
FAVORABLE CONDITIONS FOR DE
VELOPMENT OF CROPS.
CORN CROP IS NEARLY NORMAL
Backwardness of the Early Season Is
Rapidly Being Overcome Small
Grain and Hay Situation in Nebras
ka is Excellent.
Lincoln , Neb. . July 18. The United
States Department of Agriculture , cli
mate and crop bulletin of the weather
bureau , Nebraska section , shows great
Improvement in conditions over pre
ceding reports , A summary of the re
port for the week ending with July 17 ,
is as follows :
"The past week has been dry with
a slight excess in temperature. The
mean dally temperature averaged for
the week 2 degrees above normal in
western counties , and just normal in
"Tho rainfall was confined to show
ers in extreme eastern counties. The
amount was generally less than one-
half an Inch , but exceeded one inch in
parts of Nemaha county and was near
ly three Inches in parts of Richardson
"Harvesting has progressed rapidly
the past week and winter wheat is
about all cut. Thrashing has com
menced quite generally and indicates
! an excellent crop , better than was ex
pected , both as to yield and quality.
Early oats are generally cut In cen
tral and southern counties and late
oats are ripening rapidly. Oats are
impioving rapidly and as a whole will
bo a better crop than seemed probable
a few weeks ago. Haying progressed
rapidly. The second crop of alfalfa is
good and Is being secured in good con
dition In southern counties. The high
temperature the last part of the week
was very favorable for the growth of
corn and it advanced rapidly toward
normal condition. A few fields of ear
ly corn are beginning to show tassels.
Much corn was cultivated the past
week after the wheat was cut. "
Notwithstanding the oppressive heat
and an unusually busy day on account
of the funeral of H. L. Spaulding , a
fair-sized audience greeted the W. C.
T. U. entertainment at the Methodist
church on Sunday evening , conducted
by the president of the society. The
affair was a success in every way.
The little people performed their parts
well. The temperance arrows had
steel points. The reading of the
"Murderer's Plea" by Miss White was
perfect in rendition and convincing in
argument. Miss Shippee's recitation
was fine. The music in all its details
contributed not a little to the plea
sure of the evening. A collection
amounting to $4.CO was taken to sup
ply fresh papers for the W. C. T. U.
wall pockets at the barber shops and
J. S. Kemp , who superintends the
construction of the Blenkiron elevat
ors , passed through town on the Great
Northern Tuesday morning. He in
formed us that he would begin the
building of the elevator between
Brunswick and Plalnview the latter
part of this week. In speaking about
the new town on the G. N. Mr. Kemp
remarked that In his opinion they
stimulated trade in the older towns
and led to improvements in many
ways. He stated that he did not know
what the name of the new town west
of here would be. It is now called
Copenhagen in a joking way because
of the Dane settlement near the new
town site. It Is reported that the
Great Northern has bought thirty
acres more of the C. H. Buche land to
! incr.ease the size of their town site ,
I making forty-two acres In all. Plain-
I view Republican.
While Making New Wire Connections
Superior , Neb. . July 10. W. H.
Lee , manager of the electric light
company , was fatally shocked while
making new wire connections. All
hope of saving his life has been given
BOYD COUNTY CROPS.
Oats Unusually Big and Corn Growing
Spencer , Neb. , July 10. Special to
The News : The crops In thle section
are fine , oats particularly promising
a great yield. Corn Is growing rap-
HEAVY DRAFTS BEING MADE ON
THE CITY WATER PLANT.
HOT WEATHER REQUIRES WATER
Pumps at the Station are Being Run
Constantly to Maintain the Supply
for Norfolk Water Consumers Fill
IKiom Tliur " ( liu' M.illv 1
The hot weather of the past finv
da.vt IIIIH been taxing the rapacity of
the city water pumping station to Its
utmost. Such quantities of water are
being used on lawns and lit the homes
that It Is practically Impossible to
keep the stand pipe full of water for
any length of time , except at night
On some of the recent hot days the
stand pipe1 , which is twelve feet In di
ameter and 110 feet high , has been
tilled four or live times , to be Imme '
dlately drawn through the draft that
Is made upon It by consumers. Yen
terday the pump at the station \vnn |
kept going constantly from early In
the morning until 2 o'clock In the af
ternoon before Engineer Graul MIC
ceeded in filling the pipe to the top. |
Water Commissioner Hriimmund In j
sists that parties who are using water
on the Hat rate must not sprinkle
lawns except within the hours proscribed - '
scribed by the ordinance- , which are
from C to 8 in the morning and from
0 to 8 In the evening. People who
have meters can of course take the
water when it suits them , because the
meter charges them up with what they
use. But even they should use water
as sparingly as possible to give the
pump a chance to keep up with re
The constant changing of water in
the stand pipe precludes the possi
bility of It becoming stale. The stand
pipe has not been cleaned this season ,
but the water commissioner states
that It will be as soon as the extraor
dinary draft upon it subsides a little.
He says there is an erroneous Idea of
the amount of dirt found in the pipe
when It is cleaned. Usually a consid
erable mud is found , settlings from
the water , but very little else. When
it is remembered that the pipe stands
on top of the highest hill In the city ,
and Is Itself 110 feet tall , with no
possible way of getting Into it ex'-
cept through the water mains and
over the top , it is reasonable to pre
sume that little of an extraneous na
ture will find Its way into It. The
course of the ordinary ( light of birds
is considerably lower than 110 feet ,
though occasionally one does go over
the rim. To obviate this entirely , It
would be well the next time the pipe
Is cleaned to place a screen over the
top , thus preventing the possibility ol
any species of animal life coming in
contact with the water , and doing
| away with the prejudice which must
j necessarily exist while it is known
i that there is nothing over the water.
It is customary now when a stand
pipe is put up to screen the top , and
this should be done with the Norfolk-
pipe. The expense would be not to
exceed $25.00 , and would be worth
many times that amount in the satisfaction -
faction that water consumers would
get out of the knowledge that the |
screen was there.
Welcome a Daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Marquardt have
welcomed a new daughter to their
home in this city.
Sioux City Fair.
1 Secretary F. L. Wlrick of the Interstate - '
terstate Live Stock fair , which will.
be held at Sioux City September 11-
1C , announces that more money will
be spent In securing free attractions , '
premiums and good races than at
either of the two preceding fairs. In
1004 the attendance was 40 per cent ,
larger than in 1903 , and it is expected
a similar increase will be shown this
All the profits of last year's fair
have been used in Improving the
grounds and in adding to the purses
and premiums , making the total of
purses for races $12,000 and the total
of premiums offered for displays $20-
000. Six free attractions , of a quality
unsurpassed by any circus , will be
seen dally in front of the grandstand.
The fair has been admitted to the
grand circuit , insuring races fully the
equal of those at any state fair in the
The railroads have recognized the
high standing of the fair by granting
a round trip of one fare for the entire
Pierce is Up to aDte.
Much credit is due to L. R. Hort-
tert along with those who so gener
ously contributed toward the Improve
ment of the city park. Under his su
pervision this spring this property has
been transformed Into a delightful
place. In the center of the park a ce
ment basin has been erected and the
fountain placed In same. Graveled
walks lead to this point from four sides
of the park. Settees have been placed
In different parts for the convenience
of the public and a neat fence hns
been put around the entire park. An
electric light near the fountain makes
a pretty effect at night. Pierce Call.
CHIEF'S ' LAST ADDRESS.
Red Cloud Makes Talk to Braves at
A special to the State Journal from
CUadron Bays there Is a street fair go-
inn on in that towp. One of the Inter.
CHtlug features of Hie program > cHtor
da > was 11 great Omaha war dance
About 150 of the Klouv briives took
part. They were driwrted , or nil her
undressed , and painted and plumed ,
IK cording to the icgular fashion of
the tribe. The chief attiacllon was a
speech by the famous chief Red ( Moud.
He Is the chief of thu whole Ogallala
tuition , lie Is elghty-weveu yoniM old
and In totally blind. He has been par
tially blind for live years and entirely
HO for about a year. During the courne
of his nddrcHH he wild he hat ! ne\er
ceded the NebraHka land to the United
States ; but hud merely leased It for
HCVCII generations lie said be WIIH
to receive pay for the ICHK < > ; hut pay
ment hud not been made. He ulm >
said the Slouv lined to iccclvc ratloim
from the government by the armful ;
but now only by the handful Here
tbo old man made very forceful jes-
lures to enforce his statement He Is
very feeble and II In thought this likely
will be his hist address to the people
of thin part of the country
SOMETHING THAT EVERYONE
SHOULD BE INTERESTED IN.
MEANS MUCH TO FARM AND TOWN
Co-operation of National and State
Governments Should be Worked forte
to the End That the Country Have
That excellent publication , the Na
tloual Homo Trade Journal of Omaha ,
prints the following editorial' the
road question , which is timely and
worth heeding :
Oigaulze good road clubs Get ev
ery association of business men. farm
ers , every newspaper to piiHh along
the good roads movement There are
few other things more Important to
the- people of agricultural communi
ties and rural cities and towiiH than
the good roads proposition It Is
something that every good oil I/on
should bo Interested In. It Is a ques
tion of the greotest elements of econ
omy. Good roads throughout the
farming districts of the country means
millions upon millions of dollars
yearly saved to the farmers It
means millions more in bfnefltn to the
rural towns. Every citizen should ap
point himself a committee of one to
work for the end to be attained by
the co-operation of the national with
state governments in the ioad Im
provement matter. Don't be afraid to
write to your member of congress , In
dividually and collectively , and urge
bis support of the proponed measure
for governmental appropriation for
the needed Improvement. Talk good
roads to your neighbor , join the people
ple of your town In booming local Im
provement , and urge your representa
tive In the state legislature to give
support to any legislation that has
for Its aim better roads for the farm
Cleared of Assault.
The county court Was engaged In
trying the case of A. J. Richardson vs.
Fritz Freer Tuesday afternoon. The
Information charged Freer with mak
ing an assault In a menacing and
threatening manner. The testimony
showed that Freer went to Richard
son's home on June 27 and in a con
troversy drew a gun and flourished It
menacingly and threateningly toward
plaintiff. A jury of six heard the tes
timony and after being out a little
over two hours brought in a verdict
of not guilty. Pierce Call.
ANNUAL OUTING OF THE NEBRASKA -
KA NATIONAL GUARD.
HELD FROM AUGUST 8 TO 16
Announcement by Adjutant General
Culver Kearney Offers Inducements
of Grounds and Conveniences That
Bring the Encampment.
Lincoln , July 19. The Nebraska
National Guard encampment will be
held at Kearney from August 8 to the
ICth. Announcement to this effect
was made last evening by Adjutant
General Culver. Kearney has made
good inducements to the soldier boys
to camp in that town , offering every
facility that Is needed In the way of
an attractive spot for the tents , good
parade grounds , etc.
Think Girl Tramps Crazy.
Z. T. French was in town first of the
week gathering up the belongings of
his two daughters who left here a few
weeks ago. The sheriff at York tele
phoned him that he had the young
ladles In charge. When found they
were dressed In male attire and It Is
supposed they tramped all the way to
York. The strange actions of the girls
convinced their father that they were
mentally unbalanced. Up to the time
of their departure from Plalnview they
had committed no wrong so far as can
be learned and were well treated
where they lived. That either one or
both are Insane there can be no doubt.
Mr. French has the sympathy of all In
this sad case. It is hoped that by
proper treatment these young ladles
will be restored to good health and
strength both mentally and physically
CUT TIMS OUT.
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