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Consolidated with the Columbus Times April 1, 1904; with the Platte County Argus January 1, 1906.
VOLUME XXXVII. NUMBER 12.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 20. 1906.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,809.
We Have It.
Wo are pretty sure to have any
thing in drugs, medicines and gener
al drug store goods lhat you may
want. We make it a rule to stock
any worthy article that is in the
market; therefore, otir stock changes
from day to day and keeps ever in
condition to supply the most ad
You'll save yourself many unneces
sary steps by coming here first when
drug store goods are wanted.
Chas. fl. DaGk
Bring vonr eve trouble to Neiwoh
8 M. Unsworn of Fiillerion visited in
Columbus over Sunday.
Miss Kelpo made a business trip to
Omaha the middle of last week.
Sam Gass. jr attended the slate meet
ing of furniture dealers in Lincoln last
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Bugbey of
Omaha visited friends in this city
Miss Snyder of Omaha was a guest
last week at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. A. U. Stepnan.
Fred Gottschalk and Steve Ryan re
turned Fiiday night from a trip to
Miss (leitrude Waters returned Friday
night from Ulysses where she visited
several daj s with f riendn.
Grandmother Hudson who has been
in very delicate health for some time
is reported to be improving.
Will Willard with the assistance of
several beautiful types of the gentler
sex has been initiating a new buggy
the past week.
Mrs. Winterbotham of David City
who has been a guest of A;rs. C. E.
Pollock for several weeks retnrned
home last Saturday.
Miss Vest:i Slater has accepted the
position ot organist at Grace Episcopal
church to till Mic vacancy made by the
departnre of Prof. Sike.
Mrs. Remtnington of Neligh is the
guest, of her daughter, Mrs. George
Whaley. Mrs. Whaley expects to go
to Neligh soon for an extended visit.
The report lias just reached the Jour
nal that Mr. and .Mrs. R. W. Scott of
Omaha, formerly of this city are the
proud parents of a daughter two weeks
Mrs. S. Munuer was called to the
home of her father, Levi Eby, of Fuller
ton. on account, of the serious illness of
her brother with typhoid fever. Mr.
Eby will be remembered as one of the
pioneer settlers of Platte rounty in the
early sixt s.
Peter Schmitt drove into the Edwards
& Bradford lumber yard yesterday for a
load of lumber A plank falling on the
wagon frightened the team and they ran
off. They left the wagon badlv broken
at Kent's corner and were captured in
Doody's oat field uninjured. Platte
Clerical errors have been responsible
for the very high school tax that has
been levied for Monroe, district No. 70.
It secerns that when the state auditor
certified to (,! amount of the bonds is
siioil for this district he made his state
ment read as though there were three
bonds of S-J.liH instead of one, and in
eUding tluVold bond of 8500 for the
school hoii!-e that was sold and torn
down, the total bonds which the county
clerk was levting a tax to pay the in
terest on was fK.'Xtt), when it should have
been 82.550. As a result this accumula
tion makes a balance in the bond fund
of over $1 500. and when the old bond
for $50(1, due July 1. this year, is paid,
there will still be a balance of over $1,000
to meet the last bond which is not due
for several years. For the next three or
four years the school taxes will be some
thing like normal, as we will have no
bond tax to pav for some years. Mon
Has one of the best dental offices
in the state
Fully equipped to do all den
tal work in First-Class manner.
Always reasonable in charges.
AH work guaranteed.
Over 14 years practice in Co
lumbus. ss?- Dr. E. H. Nhumi.
Rev. Ultncr went to Beatrice the first
of the week for a few day's visit with
Michael Flaherty and Dr. O. A. Britell
of St. Edward made a business visit to
Miss Gwendolyn Garlow spent last
Thursday with her father in Lincoln,
attending commencement exercises.
Mrs. F. T. Walker and Mrs. Mark
Burke were the guests of Mrs. Dan
Macken of Platte Center a few days last
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Greisen, Mr. and
Mrs. Philip Greisen and W. J. Walters
went to Platte Center hist Wednesday
to attend the St Anthony church names
On account of the confining nature of
the employment and because of his re
cent illness, Geo. J. llagel has leased
the bowling alley for a term of months
to John Elliott and Myron pray. Mr.
llagel has not yet decided what he will
do during the term of the lease.
Miss Marguerite Willard accom
panied by hr r mother, returned home
Monday night from Dea Moines where
she graduated last week from the de
partment 'of harmony in the Des
Moines Conservatory of Music. She
will return next year to complete her
Prof. R M. Campbell of West Point,
Nebr., has een visiting some of his nu
merous Platte county friends for a few
days. Prof. Campbell is one of the
strongest .school men in the state. He
was reelected at West Point by a unan
imous vote of the lioard, who voluntarily
increased his salary $100 a year.
Bishop Williams of Omaha will be
in this city tomorrow. Thursday, to
give the deacon and priesthood examin
ation to Rev. Arthur Cash He will
be assisted by Father Pattee or Ce
dar Rapids, Father Wiles of South
Omaha and Father Wescott of this
city. Rev. Cash has accepted an ap
pointment to the Albion parish to
begin July 1.
Last Friday Willie, the fourteen year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Gehring,
while currying a horse in the stable, had
his left arm broken near the wrist by
being crowded against the side of the
stall by the horse. He was taken to
Columbus and the arm properly attend
ed to by a physician and he is progres
sing towards recovery all right. Platte
The Union Pacific will run a special
excursion from Grand Island to Omaha
next Sunday. June 24th, for which the
exceptionally low rate of $1.75 for the
round trip from Columbus has been
announced. Tickets are good only on
excursion train which leaves Columbus
at 7:50 a.m.; returning leaves Omaha at
8:00 p. m. same day. The beautiful
parks of Omaha and the Denver-Omaha
ball game are the attractions. It is esti
mated that from 100 to 200 people will
go from Columbus.
Mr. Harriman recently astonished
the public by showing what the
Union Pacific and related lines could
do in an emergency. Another strik
ing example of the enterprise of the
Harriman lines is shown by the Union
Pacific's announcement: "Effective
July 1 next, local passenger fares be
tween all main line points in Wyo
ming Colorado and Utah will be 3
cents per mile, at 25 per cent reauc
tion from the present tariff.' This
will result in a substantial reduction
in the one-way rates between the
Missouri river and Denver and other
Colorado points, and also in through
interstate rates between points on the
Union Pacific system. World-Herald,
Oamha, Neb,. June 15th HKW.
Thursday morning a serious acci
dent occured at the Kent & Bnrke
ranch south of the river. While
working on scaffold near the top of the
new elevator now in process of con
struction, Mr. J. a. Haag lost his ba
lance and fell to the ground, a dis
tance of 35 to 40 feet. He struck in
such a manner as to injure his head,
shoulders and back, and was probably
injured internally. Dr. Robinson,
assisted by Dr. W. S. Evans of Co
lumbus is attending the injured man.
He has regained consciousness but
once for a short time since his injury,
and is in a very bad way apparently,
as it was a terrible fall. Mr. Haag is
58 years old, father of the contractor
who is erecting the elevator, and his
home is at Rising City. Silver Creek
Mr. Benjamin B. Green and Miss
Helen Jerome were married last Thurs
day morning at the home of the bride's
mother on West Fifteenth street in this
city. Rev. G. A. Monro of the Con
gregational church said the words that
made them man and wife. Only the
immediate relatives of the bride and
groom were present. Immediately after
the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Green start
ed for Denver where Mr. Green has the
management of a large mining propo
sition. The bride is one of the popular
young women of Columbus and has
been a successful teacher in the city
schools here for several years. Mr.
Green has had a part in the manage
ment of the Columhus Printing and
Specialty House which is allied with
the Columbus Journal and in that busi
ness has won many friends and demon
strated his thorough business ability
HILF OF YOUR FUN
on your camping or
Take a Kodak with
you. Take a Field
Glass or a Telescope
with you and don't
Also take an Inger
soll Watch .and leave
your good one here to
be cleaned and regu
lated until you return
Ed. J. Niewohner
Jeweler and Optician
Shell Clark of St. Edward was in the
city on assessment business this week.
Mra L. R. DeWolf and children
will return home this week from Lin
coln WANTED: A lady boarder by
party close in. Inquire at Journal
Mrs. McPherson is the guest this
week of her brother, W. A. McAllis
ter and her sister Mrs. W. N. Hens
ley. Will Farrand left tod 7 for Oregon,
where he will stay permanently. He
will visit relatives at Denver on his
Prof. Filley of Beatrice, superintendent-elect
of the Albion schools,
spent Sunday in this city the guest of
Judge and Mrs. Sullivan will leave
next Sunday for a three months visit
in Europe. Most of their time will
be spent in England.
The little twelve-year-old son of Rev.
Lyon :s visiting at the homo of Mr. and
Mrs. Brugger. When he gets homesick
he will return to his father at Schuyler.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Hall returned
from their wedding trip last Friday
nigh visiting in this city till Monday
night, when they went to Norfolk
their future home.
Miss Hazel Millard went to St.
Paul, Neb . this week as a delegate to
the district Epworth League conven
tion. She will return to Grand
Island Thursday night to visit friendB
a few days.
C. J. Garlow, chairman of the state
board of law examiners, was in Lincoln
last week with thiee other members of
the commission holding examination for
applicants for admission to the bar.
There were eight successful applicants.
Mrs Post, who returned last week
from California and Mr. and Mrs.
Howard Clarke are in Omaha today
to attend the Smith-DuMont wed
ding. Mr. Smith and Miss DuMont
have many acquaintances in Colum
bus. Mrs.L. N. Squires of Silver Creek
died last Saturday morning after an ill
ness of a few days. Interment took
place Monday morning at the Silver
Creek cemetery. Mrs. Squires was one
of the most highly respected women of
Silver Creek and was a loving wife and
mother. She leaves a husband and two
daughters. Mr. Squiros is
at Silver Creek.
Miss Elise Brugger left Saturday
morning for Lincoln to join Prof, and
Mrs. Grove Barber on their trip abroad
They will be joined by others at Boston
and New York. The party will sail to
day on the steamer Poltsdani for Bou
logne nnd go from thence to Paris.
Here Miss Bruger will leave the party
for a few days and go on to Strasburg
to visit relatives of her mother. The
party will subdivide into smaller groups
according to the localities they wish to
study. They expect to return home
some time in September.
Mrs. H. B. Reed, while driving the
mail wagon on Route 3 for her husband
yesterday, had a runaway in which she
suffered painful if not serious injuries.
An ugly gash was cut above her left eye
and her body was bruised in many
places. The runaway occurred near the
Seefeld place and G. Launer whox was
plastering there, was the first to reach
Mre. Reed, whom he found unconscious.
A bolt broke letting the double tree
down against the horses legs, frighten
ing them into a run. Mrs. Reed held
the lines till the long Shell Creek hill
was reached when the tongue came
down and the wagon was tipped over
twice. Mrs. Reed conld not open the
doors of the mail wagon end she was
tossed from side to side a helpless pris
oner. Mr. Reed was summoned by tele
phone. The buggy was demolished and
the mail was not delivered on the route
until this morning. Mrs. Reed was
resting easy this morning.
One of the prettiest parties ever given
in Columbus was the "rose" party given
last Friday afternoon by Mrs. A. An
derson and Mrs L. W. Snow at the
home of the former in honor of Mrs. P.
J. McIIngh of Fort Collins, Colorado,
Mrs. Andersons sister. Everything
suggested the rose. The invitations and
programs bore beautiful hand painted
roses, the work of Mrs. Snow. The
rooms were veritable bowers of rosea
and the icecream which was served bore
the impress of a rose mould. One of
the most delightful features of the par
ty was a musical program every nnm
ler of which was dedicated to the rose.
The program follows
Mrs. E. C. Adams Piano
To a Wild Rose.
Mrs. Leo Geitzen Vocal
Under a Rose
Miss Daisy Cash Vocal
The Mission of a Rose
Mrs. C. F. Gleason Vocal
(a) Grasses and Roses
(b) Three Red Roses
Miss Iva Morgan Vocal
The Parting Rose
Mrs. J. G. Reeder Vocal
If 1 were a Rose
Mrs. E. H. Chambers Vocal
The Rose of Heaven
Miss Florence Kramer Recitation
Bixby's Parody on a Thurston Rose
Miss Pohl and Mrs. Geitzen
Piano and Violin
The perfect Rose
Mrs. C. D. Evans Vocal
The Last Rose of Summer
The city council met again last Friday
night and transacted somo routine busi
ness. The bonds of the three Columbus
banks were accepted, making them de
positories for the city funds, and the
dray bonds of Barney McTaggart, Thos.
McTaggart, Henry Seipp and Albert
Geiger were accepted.
An ordinance was passed regulating
(he collection of the poll tax and aiming
to make it more generally payable in
Mavor Phillipps says that the council
is confronted with the problem of im
proving the service of the water works
system in some parts of Columbus and
that the ordinanco with reference to the
water metre will bo enforced more rigid-
The council committeo has outlined
changes in the gas ordinance which it
deems essential to protect the city's in
terests and the suggestions are in the
hands of C. J. Garlow antFilie other
promoters of the gas plant for considee-ation.
Successor to McAllister fetudio
Ralph Coolidge Maimed in Horrible
Ralph Coolidge had both of his legs
cut off under a freight train yesterday at
noon and his own father, Joe Coolidge,
drove the engine which hauled the train
and saw the horrible accident with his
own eyes although at the time he did
not know it was his son who was whirled
under the fast moving train.
It was about one o'clock and Joe Cool
idge was pnllmg his freight train for a
siding in the Columbus yards at a speed
of more than twenty miles an hour.
Ralph Coolidge was standing with Jerry
Carrig on the north sido of tho U. P.
tracks on Washington street about four
blocks east of the U. P. station, and he
recognized his father's face through the
cab window of the engino as it passed,
knowing that his father would stop on
the siding and wishing to talk with him
a few minutes, he mado a run and tried
to catch the iron bar at the corner of a
box car, he succeeded in getting hold
with only one hand and instantly he was
thrown off his balance and both feet
were whirled under the wheels of the
ar and cut off just below the knees. He
had the presence of mind to turn over
quickly to extricate bis legs and this
saved his life.
Jerry Carrig was at his side in a
moment nnd within live minutes the
buggy of Dr. Evans was on the ground
to take him to the hospital.
Joe Coolidge saw every detail of the
accident from the cab window and the
moment bis engine stopped reported it
to the yard men saying "Some man was
run over by this train.'' A switch en
gine was sent quickly to the scene of
the accident tint did not reach it till
Ralph had been taken to the hospital.
And Joe Coolidge did not know it was
his own son until the crew of the switch
engine reported it to him.
Both legs were amputated just below
the knees and as the Journal goes to
press the patient is resting easy.
Ralph Coolidge is an industrious
young contractor with a young wife and
a ctild about two years old.
A curious coincident is the fact that
Jerry Carrig was the first man to see
the accident last winter in which Wm
Dineen lost a foot.
Milton Reeder of St. Louis was the
guest of his brother Judge Reeder last
Counts for anything it will
pay you to consult an experi
enced real estate agent before
buying a home or investing
in business property.
Years of close application
to business have fitted us for
giving such advice and hun
dreds of satisfied buyers at
test our success.
Board of Equalization.
Columbus, Neb , June 12, to 14. l'.XW.
The Board of Supervisors of Platte
county, Nebraska, convened as a board
of equalization at 9 o'clock a. m. ;
Supervisors Clother. Goetz. Held,
Newman, Priest. Scbure, chairman
Swanson, county assessor Galley and
county clerk Graf, present.
Moved tiy Supervisor Priest that a
committee of three be appointed on
equlizaation of assessments. Motion
carried and chair appointed as snob
committee. Supervisors Goetz, Schure
and County Assessor Galley.
Moved by Supervisor Scbure that a
special committee on complaints be
appointed, whose dutv shall be to ex
amine protests and communications
presented to the board relative to er
Motion carried and Supervisors
Newman, Held and Priest were ap
pointed as such committee by the
chair. County surveyor Rossiter pre
sented surveys made by him by re
quest of J. B. Kyle and Hector Blazer,
showing the number of acres washed
away by the Loup river in section 23.
from towa 17, range 2. west and in
sections 13 and 14 town. 17, range 3,
west ; same were on motion referred
to the committee on complaints.
Mr. David Thomas now addrressed
the board complaining of increased
assessments placed in the northwest
quarter of the southeast quarter and
the south half of the southeast quar
ter of section 26, town. 10, range 3,
west and requsting that mme be re
duced to the same valuation as placed
on said lands the previous year.
The protest of A. L. Eoon ub agent
for M. M. Miller, complaining of ex
cessive assessment placed on lot 4 and
the west 14 feet of lot 3, block 03,
city of Columbus and requesting that
the assessed valuation of same be re
duced from $700 to $400 was presented
and read and on motion referred to
the committee n complaints and later
was allowed by board.
The protest of J. W. Janssen, com
plaining of increased valuaion placed
on the northwest quarter of the north
east quarter of section 25, town. 1!),
range 1, west and asking that same
be reduced from $753 to $600, was
presented and read and on motion re
ferred to the committee on complaints
and later was grantod by board.
The request of J. H. Johannes to
reduce the valuation placed on the
west IS feet of the east half of lot fl.
block 85, city of Columbus, from
f 1400, to $800, the real value of said
property that being the amount paid
for same last fall, was presented and
read and on motion referred to the
committee on complaints.
The protest of F. T. Walker, com
plaining of excessive assessment placed
on Iot3 block 1 original town, of Hum
phrey and requesting that the valuation
berepneed from 81 100 to 3501), the nc
tnal yalne of same, and also complain
ing of the excessive assessment of S4000,
placed on lots 3 and 4, block 112. city of
Columbus, representing that said
amount is at least $1000 to high and
asking that it bo put down to its jnst
value was presented and read nnd on
motion refersed to the committee on
The protest or Conrad Fnchs, com
plaining of erroneous assessments put
on his lands in Humphrey township and
representing that the assessed valuation
on the s w quarter of s e quarter of
section 28. town. 20, range 1 west shall
be 200, instead of $352; on the s w
quarter of ne quarter of section 33,
town. 20, range 1 west $448, instead of
$528, and on the b e quarter of s e quar
ter section 28 town. 20, range 1 west,
$352. instead of $326, was presented" and
read and was on nmtiou referred to the
committee on complaints.
U Relative to the proteBt of David
Thomas, complaining of an increased
.valuation put by the assessor for the
year 1806 on his property in Joliet town
ship, the following report was submit
ted: "Your committee on complaints
would recommend that the verbal re
quest of David Thomas made before
this board to cause to have stricken
from the assessment book the increased
valuation placed on the nw quarter of
se quarter, the sw quarter of se quar
ter and the se quarter of se quarter of
section 26, town. 19, range 3 west be de
nied and that the valuation as made by
me assessor on said property lie rati
fied by this board. William J. New
man, A. E. Priest and Louis Held. On
motion same was adopted.
The request of Conrad Fuchs to have
valuations placed on the assessment
book of Humphrey township for the
year 1!H)6 on certain lands belonging to
his corrected was returned with follow
ing report: "Your committee on com
plaints to whom was referred the with
in request upon investigation would rec
ommend that the valuation placed on
the sw quarter of the se quarter of sec
tion 28, town. 20, range 1 west be re
duced to $240; that the request to have
reduced the valuation placed on the sw
quarter of the ne quarter of section 33.
town. 20, range 1 west be denied and
that the valuation placed on the se
quarter of the se quarter of section 28,
town. 20, range 1 west be raised from
$326 to $352, and the county assessor
directed to correct the assessment rolls
in accordance therewith. William J,
Newman, A. E. Priest and Louis Held.
On motion same was adopted.
The protest of' J. H. Johannes, com
plaining of excessive assessment placed
on the west 18 feet of the east half of
lot 6. block 85 city of Columbus and
asking for a reduction of assessment
from $1400 to $800 was returned with
following report: "Your committee on
complaints upon due investigation
would recommend that the valuation
for the year 15)06 on within described
property be reduced to $1000, and the
county asses8or directed to correct the
assessment book accordingly. William
J, Newman, Louis Held and A. E.
Priest. On motion same was adopted.
Tho protest of F. T. Walker, complain
ing of excessive assessment placed on
part of lot 3, block 1, original town of
Humphrey and asking for reduction of
assessment from $1100 to $500, and also
complaining of the excessive assessment
of $4000 placed on lots 3 and 4, block
112, city of Columbus, representing that
this amount is at least $1000, to high
and asking that it be put down to its
just value, was returned by the commit
tee on complaints with following report:
'lour committee would recommend
that the request in regard to the valua
tion to be placed on the property in the
town of Humphrey be granted, but that
the request relative to the reduction of
assessment on the properto in the city
ofColumbus be denied. William J
Newman, A. E. Priest and Louis Held.
On motion same was adopted.
Relative to the surveys presented by
cnunty surveyor Rossiter, said surveys
baying been maJe by request of J. B,
Kyle and Rector Blaser for the purpose
to have stricken from the assessment
book of Loup township certain lands
washed away by the Loup river, the
following report was submitted: "Your
committee on complaints to whom were
referred the surveys made by county
surveyor Rossiter would recommend
mui, m accordance with the surveys
thero bo stricken from the assessment
book of Loup township for the year 1906
the number of acres washed away by
the Loup river and contained in lots 4
and 5 of section 23, town. 17, range 2
west and also contained in lot 4 and the
ne quarter of section 13 and lot 1 in
8e-'tion 14 town. 17, range 3 west and
that the county assessor be instructed
to makn the necessary corrections ac
cordingly. William J. Newman, Louis
Held and A. E Priest. On motion same
Add to a-sessed valuation of horses:
Columbus city, 20 per cent, $1,326; Shell
Creek township 0 per cent, $471); Butler
twp. 4 per cent, $216; Loup twp. 7 per
cent; $-"22; Lost Creek twp. 9 per cent,
$1,01!); Burrows twp. 15 per cent, $1,124;
Walker twp.,16 per cent, $1,656. Total
Deduct from assessed valuation of
horses: Bismark twp. 13 per cent,
$1,328; Shermsn twp. 6 per rent, $502;
Creston t p. 4 per cent, $38l; Grand
Prairie twp. 14 er cent, $1,538; Hum
phroy twp 3 per cent, $322; Monroe twp.
5 per cent, $615; Joliet twp. 8 per cent.
$772; St. Bernard twp. 6 per tent, $630;
Woodviile twp. 2 ier cent, $183. Total
Added to assessed valuation of cattle:
Columbus twp. C p6r cent, $855; Bis
mark twp. 20 per cent, $2,139; Shell
Creek twp. 13 per cent, $1,069; Butler
twp. 80 per cent, $3,109; Lost Creek twp.
8 per cent, $523; Burrows twp. 8 per
cent. $430; Granville twp. 3 per cent,
$l47;.'oliettwp. 8 per cent, $535; St.
Bernard twp. 8 per cent, $465; Walker
twp. 5 per cent. $740. Total additions,
Deduct from assessed valuation of
cattle: Creston twp. 17 per cent. $1,370;
Humphrey twp. 7 per cent, $1,172;
Woodviile twp. 9 per cent, $613. Total
Grand total additions, $16,448.
Grand total deductions, $9,426.
Net increase, $7,022.
Wo recommend that the clerk lie
directed to have the foregoing additions
and eeductions made on the assessment
books and prepare the tax list in accor
dance therewith. John Goetz, J. F.
Sehure and John J. Galley, committee.
THE AMOUNT GROWS
quickly after the first deposit. Before
the account was opened money was
spent withovt thought. Now it is sent
The First' Natltnal Baak
and such sums as may be required an
withdrawn upon presentation of check.
This is a check upon expenditures and
reduces to a minimum the possibility of
errors in accounts. The First National
Bank is conducted along safe lines sad
the interests of depositors fully safe
guarded. On motion same was adopted.
Moved by Supervisor Newman that
the county board of equalization now
adjourn until August 13, 1906, at 2
o'clock p. m. Motion carried.
Last week was a busy one at the court
house. Supervisor Newman declares
that the supervisors ground out more
business the last day of their session
than had ever been done before in the
same length of time by a board. The
transactions of the supervisors, sitting
as a board of equalization, are given else
where. It is too early yet to secure a correct
report of the assessors. County asses
sor Galley, assisted by Bud Newman, is
working hard on his state report, but
has not yet got his figures in form for
publication. And his report will likely
be modified by the state board so that
final results will not be ready for publi
cation before late in Jnly.
In general it may be said that the val
uation of Platte county property will be
increased nearly $400,000. About half
of this increase is in personal property
and there was a notable increase in the
value of town property over farm prop
ty, the former being about $95,000 and
the' latter $85,000 over the figures of last
The most interesting part of the
assessor's returns is in a table of farm
statistics which it would be well for
farmers to file away and keep for future
The table follows:
No. of arres nnder cultivation 264,548
winter wheat 28,415
" " spring wheat 1,718
" rye Ml
" oats 73.HBO
" speltz 2z8
M)tittof8 ............ fJHa
" encumbers 25
" " sugarcane 108
" " pillar lxet 358
" " millott Hnd hnnjtarian 1.5M
" " broom corn 10
" " flnr u
" 4 timothy 7,119
" " clover and blue grots 2.827
" " other tamo grass. 2.M01
wild hay 17.-T02
" timlMT S.2
Tons of hay cat, I'.Wi, tame 17,676
No. of frnit trees, apple 61.4H9
Live stock No. of cattle 42,024
- hogs 43.747
hortee and moles 12458
The statistics also show daring the year ending
April 1. l'.Oi. the following number of deaths
among live stock: Cattle, 840; hogs, 8,307; sheep,
37; hoix nnd mules. 168. Ninety-three head of
cattle and eleven horses died from cornstalk
Miss Iva Morgan, who spent several
months with her cousin, C. J. Garlow,
left for her home in the south SuBday.
Corn 38 4
Oats bushel 90
Rye f bushel 50
Potatoes, new Tg bu 1.00
Butter r t 12 to 15
Eggs W dozen 11
Hens ; 7
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