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County Treasurer's Semi-Annual Statement
Of Receipts and Disbursements from January 1st, 1911, to Jund 30, 1911, inclusive, together with
balances on hand July 1st, 1911:
State Funds lacud.n school Land .
County General Fund
County Road Fund ....
County Bridge Fund .
County P'or Farm r und
County s.jidi-r' R.t-i F-mi
Consolidated O-nera. Fund
Consolidated Road Fund . .
Consolidated Bridge Fund
Consclidate Pr Farm Fund
Ci'y of Columbus
V..!ae of Kampnrey
VU.ase of Platte Center
Village of Crston
(Tillajre of Monrif
Villas of Cornl-a
'i.lase of Lindsay
";: xs?e jf Tamov
itriit ? h-)-n Fund
-ate Apixr-.-.nm-nt. Jta. and June 1511 .
.strict sc''ii Bond Fund
" urajhip Fund
" lumbua Twp. L. R. B. Bonds
an bus Twp. P R. B. Bonds
luntrni Twp. O N. and B. K. R. B. .
:und:r.jr Bond L. and X. W R. R. Bonds
. - .-r Prl-int.t
i e and i-'-iI "".-
P.-"t A -count
Prot-t A ''ur;t
- ind Li -n-e Find ....
. ..n Sa '- A- -uriT
r a.ne T j t .p--iaI Road
.. .; i:.d P'a - Riv-r Road .
r- - -.4 b .-.!
. :.' -m . .
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r. : .- F.--- -
I - M. "-- j."-- 1? ....
C-.r.- TVarracts iK-q: -t'-rI
Co-"." 3- nds Outstanding1
;.il .::. .- T-vn I R P. B.ind-j
'.ii,.::.- .- T" PRE B..ndi
Ide.i F-zc Ssutn Africa.
A Sj'.".. f ' .. ,iAf- :iiij yrf"Ct
M .i jjh... r 't- '.vn.cn -:eak
:.- zrii.' .; t i t :. r-i ;r - l 1 "-00 ie-ir-et-.i.
Sra.:. f J2" ,:"2rra is trans
rurait (i '2rnuh : K- aad a JurTeat
er into t3i tfr'.lILa air The hot air
":! '.tci i wic- t. -n i eigne to
do for Ldriieces -N Yrk Preua.
can lesson her roil and
make her kirchen more
comfortable during" the hoc
summer weaiher b using
ELECTHIC FLAT IRONS
ELECTRIC PLATE HEATERS
ELECTRIC WASHING MACHINES
and many rher labor saving-
ie vices chat we have
on display at our ornce.
The expense for operating
means nothing when com
pared to the comfort de
rived, f your lights are
dingy or your eyes weak
TUNGSTEN OR MAZQA LAMPS
The kind that make dark
corners look iike day.
Light, Heat and
State Bank Building
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE
AND FARM LOANS
City and iooal farm property at various prices and terms. Super
.or croDosmons in the Northern Pacine coast country and in Caii-r'-n.a.
aso in the famous Deschutes Valley of Oregon. My exper
ience and connections in Canada, together with the private car Ser---ce
and reduced railroad rates gives me a great advantage in taking
car .f prospective Canadian land buyers.
The famous "Red River Vailey" of Dakota and Minnesota is at
tractimr a great deal of attention. Look into this; it is worth your
time. It is a com country, rainfall equal to or heavier than in
P arte County. Liberal terms.
A fjw .ine of the best of Lisurance Fire. Tornado. Life. Plate
G.ass. Health and Accident, Live Stock, etc. etc.
I am prepared to take care of your farm loans, giving you prompt
service at tae lowest possible rate.
I can trade you nrst-ciass irrigated land for your dry land, regard
ess jf .ocation. Ask me about this.
If vour farm or citv nroDertv is for sale kindly list it with me.
on hand ,
Jan. 1 11 ,
Sia.il5.04 . $2.721.-JS.
M.753 07 , ls.28s.13'
.:40." , S.-3G1.00
1.3SS.0O 2. 405.33,
S13.37 1 -i3 33
3.'42.d4 , 135 71
373.71 x 37 ;,
317 33 , 53 07
V4u.SU J 1.03.'J3
7.;49.13 J 14.331 S3,
1.3S5.33 ' 3.0 53.0:."
1.335.3U I Ss0.3S;
S'!.34 j 453 71
SU.54 , 53S.57
153.33 51 54
31.553.33 33.3iil 3:
3.503.73 , 3.3Sr 33'
11.353 A3 16 133.751
37.33 U'i.4 4
73.75 ' 3.34
1.355 33 ' 4.37"
3.60 3.37. 45
1.1H3 oo Coo.0
1.354.05 S75 13
?' 30 ' 33.0ti
131 ? 3.-335
3 00 3 00'
1.5053 I 435.05,
537 307.16 J163.3t:
BALA-N'CE DEPOSITED AS FOLLOWS
Columbus State Bank
Commercial National Sank
Firt National Bank
Ornun National Eank
Home Sax-'.ns Bank
Duncan State Bank
Bank of Monroe . ...
Platte County Bank
r armors State Bank
Citizens State Bank .
Firt Narionai Bank. Humphrey
Cirnlea State Bank
Farmer and Merchants Eank
Lindsay State Bank
Bank or Otis and Murpr.y
Cash and Ca.-h I'ems Including road
An Artiat's Joke.
Euimun II ant. trho b."-ran life aa a
clerk :o aa auctioneer ami estav
aireiit. vva.s constantly tiratvmtr por
-raits when ii aliuuid hae i-een tira-.v
:n;r up Iea-. and In his cho-:i ;r'.
fes?ion ht w-:is ut-er -ilotv to seize the
tiring moment. The wmdo'xs In his
room were made of around ?iass. and
as he had .Irtle to do he spent much
of hl time In dra-arlnir dies upn it
roughened suriice. A biot of ink suf
need for the body and some delicate
pencil rri:es for the svincs. and at a
distance the deception "as perfih t.
Day by day the number increased, and
one morning his empioy-r came in.
t'ppi before th tvladow and ez:
i:imiei: -I ''an't make out how it is.
E-erf day that I come la) this rom
There ui to bo mor and more dies."
Sml. tain out h.a h:mdkerchief. he
attempted to brash rhem away.
The idea that patchwork had !t
origin in America is not fouaded on
fact. A thousand years before the
Christiaa en a jueea of Eypt went
down the Nile To her last resting place
under a wonderful canopy of skias
that wore dyed and pieced together in
a mosaic pattern. Tars before thi-
wori had rea'hoi perf'tion and ae-
;air'Hl a definite piace amonc the ars.
Then. r-. patchwork guilts were made
in Ea-r'.and in the eighteenth century,
a wirae the ;ine written by row
per to a Mr Kin:r upon receipt of "a
kind rreen: of a patchwork iui!t of
her own making." Woman's Home
Skating or a Tsnnis Court.
Wh-n ne is btiiMir: a rennzs court
pro"a:u may e;ii;r n mad' f r a
rink by s-i-aiu frm sis inches
to 'ne foot de" .-r than the surround
ai sT'iad anJ making th depress
ed ara as aiuch ;rrearer than his
court as his pur 'r -;urr"undlnis will
permit. Twenry-iivo f-et .n the clear
outside tiie lino-; of the court will cive
an area -f v II.nt) siiuare feet aa
ample pac f-r a nnm'r of p"iple to
occupy wmi"Ut crowding. The court
may be doodeti by means jf a hose at
tached to he house faucet, hrst sat
urarias ta" srn:ad and thea whea it I
has frozen aMdia the court. Subur
Collection! Transfers Totals
J 2 6.
. t J.
Ji; 53.70 tJ275.033.o7
( I hereby
la true and
3 353 7
2 14' 20
i M 237 64
SIGNED IN A HURRY.
Curtoua Incident That Brought the
Savages ta Terms.
The ambassador who would protect,
his -.ouatrya nthLS must esercise tacr
aad call into use the deepest learning.
And. after ail. his plans may be frus
trated or unexpectedly furthered by
some happening entirely beyond his
control- la a biocraphy of Sir Robert
Hart, Juliet Bredou instances a treaty
without paraiiei as a case of good
During one of those terrible storms
which periodically sweep the shores
of Formosa aa Aaieneaa vessel was
wrecked aad the crew eaten by tae
aborigines. The nearest American
consul thereupon journeyed ialaad to
the savage territory in order to make
terms with the cannibals for future
Unfortunately the chiefs refused to
listen aad wouid have aotaing to do
with the agreement prepared for their
The consul was irritated by their ob
stinacy. Ee had a bad temper and a
glass eye. aad when he lost the nrst
the second annoyed him. Under great
stress of excitement he occasionally
slipped the eye out for a moment, rub
bed it violently on his coat sleeve, thea
as rapidly replnml it. This he did
there in h council hut. utterly for
aetfal of his audience and before a
soul could -ay the Forraosan equiva
lent of -Jack Robinson."
The hief paled. tioened. shudder
ed with fright. One with more pres
ence of taind than his fellows ca.ied
for a pen.
"Yes. fjuick. a penT the word passed
from mouth to month. No more obsti
nacy, ao mor hesitation: all of them
clamored to izn. willing, even eaer.
to yield to any demand that a man
gifted with the supernatural power of
taking out his eye and replacing it at
pleasure might make.
Tims Fop Stillness,
ilrs. MacLachian was kind to her
American boarder, but he did not pro-r-oe
to ailow her to overstep the limits
of a boarders privileges, and she made
it very clear One Sunday the boarder
returning from a walk found the w;n
'lows of her r'nm. which he had left
wide opm. tiahtiy closed.
"'h. Mi-. ilacLachian. Tdon't like my
room to zet stuffy." she ald when she
went downstairs asain. "I like plenty
jf freh air "
"Your room will na get staffy in one
day " ald her landlady firmly. " 'Twas
never our custom, miss, to hae fresh
air rcoshin' about the house on the
"My boy tells me you discharged
him." said the late omce boy's mother
"You advertised for a strong boy, and
I certainly thought he was strone
"Madam." replied the merchant, "he
was toi strong. He broke all the rules
of the omct and some or" the furnirare
In the two days he was with us."
His Fishing Trips.
"Pa. where do you co fishing?"
"My son. I never go fishing nowa
days." "Well. Mr. Snarier said last night
fou were always throwing a sprat to
catch a mackerel."
Courace that grows from constitu
tion often forsakes the man when he
has occasion for It: courage which
arises from a sense of duty acts in a
uniform manner. Addison.
Mads Up by Herself.
Slllicus We hear of many self made
men. but seldom of a self made wo
man. Cynieus How about tie wo
man who face is her fortune? Phil
The man who owes everything to his
wife seldom pajs It back. Life.
Mrs. 0. L. Baker will entertain
the R. K. Kensington club Friday af
ternoon at her home.
on hand I
July 1. 1911J
5oo oo .
1.3 77. 6 S '
3 00 '
S15 553 00"
certify that the above am forrsninff
correct ti the beit at my knuwlctlice
County Treasurer. Platte County.
SAW ITS STRONG POINT.
Story of Harriman's First Purchase of
Oae morning in tae early eighties
Harriniaa wa.ked mto his otace and
without any previous warning an
nounced the purchase of his rirst rail
road. "Wliere'd you get the money for it?
asked his partners.
"Never mind; I got it." said Harri
man. The road was the Sodus Bay and
Southern, running from Lake Ontario
to Stanley, N. Y. It was thirty-four
miles long and owned two crippled lo
comotives, two passenger cars and sev
en freight cars.
"It isn't even a real good streak of
rust." said a man who iooked over it
Harriman pulled out his map. He
was studying railroad maps even then.
"It's ant the best harbor on the
lake." he said. -The Peansylvaaia
road has cot to buy it."
He started ta build a big grain ele
vator and to improve the track. A few
months later he disappeared from his
otlice for several days and returned
with a check for SJJ0.OA He had
sold his road to the Pennsylvania rail
road. "They had to have it." he said.
They saw it as soon as I showed it to
"But I saw it rlrst." he added. 3Ie
THE SOUP PLATE
A Seventeenth Century Cookbook
Tails Why It Was Invented.
A valet of Louis SIT. published a
cookbook In IdCo In which he gives as
follows the reason for the invention of
the hollow soup piate:
The plates of the zuests will be hol
low in order that they may help them
selves to as much soup as they may
want without being obliged to take it
spoonful by spoonful because of the
disgust they may have for one another
on seeing the spoon go from the mouth
to the tureen.
Guests, it will be seen, used their
own spoons lo fill their plates, the
large spoon to be used for serving the
soup not being Invented till some time
Yet even a hundred years after the
invention of the soup plate (174SI a
work on civility advised that all the
dishes should be so placed on the table
that every one could reach them with
his spoon aad that if the soup was
served in a dish (tureen) every one
should help himself with his own
spoon without seeming to be In a hurry.
A work on manners that appeared
just before the French revolution
deemed it beat to advise Its readers
that it was impolite to pass the spoon
back and frth between the mouth and
Difficult Horseback Feat.
There are no better horsemen in the
world than the cavalry officers of the
Italian army, yet even among them
there are very few who could perform
the feat achieved by one of them. To
run an ordinary foot race Is easy
enough, but to run at full speed for
several hundred yards holding in one
hand a spoon on which rests an egg
and to reach the goal without dropping
zh.& es is a feat which must be prac
ticed carefully a long time before It
can be performed successfully, and as
a result there are not many who q
be sure of accomplishing it whenever
they try. Great, therefore, was the
surprise when an Italian officer mount
ed on horseback performed this diffi
cult feat. Moreover, he selected a
'ourse in which there were two or
three high fences, and these he cleared
at fall gallop without losing the egg.
Is particularly recommended for
chronic cases of kidney and bladder
trouble. It tends to regulate and con
trol the kidney and bladder action
and Is healing, strong and bracing.
Far sale by all druggists.
An Interesting Letter.
The following letter, which appears
in the Lincoln State Journal of today,
is of especial interest, because it de
scribes something of the manner in
which the capital was first located,
and also because of the defeated move
ment to change the site of the capital
to some other city in the state. Mr.
Kennard. the writer of the letter, was
secretary of state at the time the
capital location was fixed:
"Lincoln. Nebraska. July IS. To
the Editor of the State Journal : I
could not resist the impulse to say a
few words of historic nature. On
the nineteenth day of July, forty-four
years ago. the commission, consisting
of Governor Butler, Auditor Gillespie
and myself, met in a little stone build
ing located where the Journal now
stands and in a little room upstairs,
with two beds in it, we made our orH
We had agreed when we started
out that over the territory within
which the legislature prescribed that
we should locate the capital, consist
ing of Saunders. Butler. Seward. Sa
line and Lancaster counties, that no
difference what sites we visited nor
what inducements were otfered we
would keep the matter wholly to our
selves, and give no opinion either
public or between ourselves.
'When we met this morning wet
of course, entered into a full discus
sion of the different sites the advan
tages and disadvantages, and this
discussion lasted for about an hour
and I moved that we locate Lincoln
here in Lancaster county and of
course. the capita! in Lincoln.
"The question was put by Gover
nor Butler. Gillespie voted for Ash
land and I voted for Lincoln and But
ler, "after talking a littlejwhile. said
he wouid go with the secretary of
state. T. P. Kennard. and that made
the location here.
It is frequently asked of me what
inducement was there to make th.s
location. I will .as briefly as possi
ble, give three reasons. One was the
location of the county in a bam
about fifteen miles across and center
ed in that baisn is what is known as
the sait baisn. In that basin was
Salt creek. Rock creek. OaK creek.
Stevens creek and Middle creek. I
stated in that talk that I expected, .f
it was located here, to live to see a
railroad along every one of these
straems. My prediction has been
"The second reason was the sa.t
basin itself was covered with sait.
frequently one-sixteenth of an inch
deep, and many many teams would oe
on the basin raking up the salt and
taking it home to salt down nay t r
the stock. We looked forward to tne
time when it would be a source of em
ployment for very many workmen.
"The third reason was when the
general government passed the enabl
ing act allowing us to become a state.
in that act they gave us a half mi -lion
acres of public land in this eountv
and we thought if it were located
here we wouid sell a larire amount f
public land in this county, which we
did and the location of the capita
would double and triple the value t
the land. This. too. was true.
"These were three of the elements
that entered into the question. F r
me to look back over this time -.f
forty-four years and see what Lmci..ri
was then and what it is now I .ion't
think it would be wondered at tr.at I
am proud of this city that is now the
railroad center of the state, and
the educational center of the north
west. T. P. Kennaru.
FORCE OF LIGHTNING.
An Ordinary Stroks Is About Equal ta
Fifty Thousand Horsepower.
Freqnenty surprise Is exprnsscd at
the effect of a strike of lightning
which splinters a lanze tree or wrecks
a ta.l chimney, but if the enormous
powor developed by an oniinary stroke
of liuhtning is taken Into considera
tion the wonder wnl be that the eifect
Is so small.
Scientists estimate that aa "ordi
nary" stroke of lightning Is of 3j.Ohj
horsepower. That Is force sufficient
drive the larzest battleship ever bui't
at top speed. The lightning stroke.
however, travels at a speed of l2J. .)0
miles por second. TTe think we see a
flash of Juhtnim. but as a matter of
fact what we see is only the memory
of a flash. The electrical current has
been absorbed by the earth lorn; before
we are conscious of having seen the
flash. A person struck by a direct
flash would never see it.
The averaze electromotive force of a
"boit" of lhrfatning is about ?,JMt.CA
volts, and the current is i-lhh).X.) am
peres. In such a "bolt" there is eneray
equal to 2,4DO,000 volts, or 3.2M.1':.
horsepower. Some day a wizard will
arise who will capture and bind a
"bolt" of lightning and with it turn all
the wheels of a great city.
The time required for the discharge
of a "bolt" of llahmlng Is about one
twenty-thonsandth of a second. Chi
Nothing to Do.
The following bit, quoted from Lord
Cromer by Helen Barrett Montgomery
in her "Western Women In Eastern
Lands.' presents a picture of the mo
notony and deprivation of the life of
the Egyptian lady that pages of statis
tics might fall to convey: The seclu
sion of women exercises a most bane
ful Influence on eastern society This
seclusion by confining the sphere of
woman's Interest to a very limied ho
rizon cramps the intellect and withers
the mental development of one-half the
population of Moslem countries.
An Englishwoman once asked an
Egyptian lady how she pasl her
"I sit on this sofa." she replied, "and
when I am tired I cross over and sit
P. A. Peterson returned yesterday
from Calmar. Iowa, where he had been
for a few days visiting his mother.
Wit Not App-eciatsd.
Stubbs was feeling his way to the
kit- hell stove iu the dark when he fell
over the coal scuttle,
"Oh. John." called Mrs. StuLos
3wvtiy. "I know what ycu need. You
t-ht-uM get . hat they have uii battle
ships." "What's that: growled Stubba as
he raulcd hi"- shins.
"Why. a range finder."
And what Stubbs said about wo
man's w't wa- plenty. New York
A Crazy Spell.
The oiera was "Trovatore."
Though I no more may hold thee.
Yet Is thy name a apell.
sans the basso to the prima donna.
And It was. Her name was Sophronia
Czechlinskiwicz. Judge's Library.
"I would like to exchange this five
dollar opera hair for a five dollar chaf
"Sorry, miss, but those opera bags
have been marked down to $3.95?."
Mrs. John I do wish I had a good
recipe for falling hair. John Most wo
men nowadays jnt pick It up again
and hantr it ou the back of a chair.
Country butter that is fresh
Eggs that are tested and reliable
Ferndell Canned Goods, finest flavor
kept fresh and wholesome under a constant
spray are a few of the reasons why our store
is patronized by particular people who
want only the best in the grocery line
E. N. WAIDE
The Eleventh Street Grocer
COLUMBUS - - - NEBRASKA
Look for Gipe's
From 15 to 20
"What's Butter Worth?"
By means of local Bel Te,-phone -er -. :- . i. -of
farm products ha Increased two-foln. Yaii pr-ci--?
are high, farm produce can be id. ano: when ..,-. ;he
farmer's wife can wait for an advance before she -L-:.
Local Eell Service keeps the farmer's wile in doe
touch with the social life of the community, and the !onr
distance line permit her to viit xith her friends and
relatives in di:ant towns.
l " 3
THE SIGN OF WISDOM
is a savings bank oook. The man or
woman who is wise enough to save
now will be sure of comfort in years
Open an account with the Home Sav
ings Bank. Even if you only have
one dollar it will be enough to start.
Once you begin you will find it easy
to keep on saving. The more you
save the larger the interest at the end
of the year.
HOME SAVINGS BANK
6 W. PHILLIPS. Cashier
rS"Open Saturdays till eight p m.
per cent discount on
i Nebraska Telephone Go.
I. MARTZ, Manager