Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 8, 1909)
. -JitlJ M I 'N't '
t ' '
.A 'SU, . 1
NANCE COl'NTY COURT
HE tory of Nanc ronnly and
of th Pane Indian ate In
separahla. The Indian hrld the
center of the tae In ttils pirc
of Nbrika, at he hod the
brut land. He did not under
stand the vine of that land, and It passed
from him to the white man, who could
and would use It. Rut the govprnmcnt
made the bent provision possible for the
red man, and bealdfn It care for him In
other waya hai sought to provide him
with proper and thorough IndUHtrlal train
ing. It la at once the cornerstone of the
Indian's prosperity and happiness and tha
key of every door of success open to
him. Nance county has the only govern
ment lndlun boarding school In the slate.
For twelve months of the year the govern
ment has eighty-one boarding schools and
147 day schools for Indians In operation In
different parts of the country, and these
schools are the homos of more than 22 000
children. These pupils are taught, fed
and clothed. To watch over and care for
them In sickness and In health, 2.175 per
sons are employed. As the destruction of
the buffalo was the beginning of the end
of tha Indian's aimless wanderings, so a
compulsory school law would sound the
keynote of his civilization.
A vast deal of talk Is heard about the
Indians being civilised off the face of the
earth. One reads that he Is fast disap
pearing, and that soon there will be only
traces of him. The Indian population of
tha United States la about 2CS.000, and as a
matter of fact. It has diminished very
little, If at all, since the landing of Colum
bus. The total expenditures of the gov
ernment on account of the Indian service,
from 17W to 1900, amounts to mora than
$3t,O0O.OCK). Mora money has been paid to
extinguish Indian land titles than to ex
tinguish the titles of foreign nations, and
tha cost of our Indian wars has bee equal
to tha cost of all our foreign wars.
It Is oostlng tha government between two
and three million dollars a year to educate
tha Indian, while formerly It cost the
government from ten to twelve million
dollars at year to fight them. These fig
ures make It plain that the Indian has
been a vary expensive ward of the gov
ernment and tha sooner he becomes self
supporting, the better. It has been demon
strated that he Is not lacking in intelli
gence and that he can become a good
cltlien. Ha has often shown great capac
GROUP OF NANCE
A Baa the Scientific Walter.
ISCUSSING In Anoka a certain
Dl battle of tha civil war, r. u.
I Woodward, commander of tha
Minnesota aepannirm m
Grand Army of the Republic,
"That general reminded me of a waiter
In Minneapolis. The general was too
scientific. He was too busy with causes
and effects, with technical moves and what
not to get results that la, to win battles.
"So with my Minneapolis waiter. In a
restaurant I ssld to htm:
" 'Look at the color of this water. Why,
It's not fit to drink!
"But tha waiter, Instead of rushing soma
crystal pure water to me, took up my gob
let, studied It carefully, shook his head, and
" "No, sir. Tou're deceiving yourself, sir.
Tha water's perfectly all right, sir: It's only
tha glass what's dirty.' "New York Times.
9ie Bridge Aacesaary.
When Grant's army crossed tha Rappa.
bannock. Lee's veterans felt sura of send
ing It back aa "tattered and torn" as ever
it hsd been under the new general's nu
merous predecessors. After the crossing tha
first prisoners caught by Mosby were
asked many questions by curious confed
"What hss become of your pontoon
train" said one such Inquirer.
"We haven't got any," answered tha
"How do you expect to get over tha river
when you go back?"
"Oh," said the Yankee, "we are not going
back. Grant says that all the men ha
sends back can croa on a log." New York
j I Fret aaa Kuy tn Frtsca.
".'tiers is probably no city In the world
wl.ere all clssses meet on such free and
easy terms as San Francisco, a social state
of affairs which has prooably descended
from the old mining days, and this hap
haiard equality is seldom appreciated by
the British tourist, who paes through
here on his cut-and-dned tour round the
"I remember ones sitting In the entrance
hall of tha Palace, with a well-known rac
ing man and privileged Joker, known as
'White Hat Macarthy,' when a gorgeously
' appareled young Englishman, Just landed
(fromt Japan liner, walked up to tha
floe M regular, while his private aorvoat
. " V- !
-V "' '
r , i ..I in
ity In making the most of his opportunity.
The settlement of Nance county is one
of the most peculiar of any county In
Nebraska. Not a slnsle homestead, pre
emption or government claim of any kind
was ever secured by a settler here.
Nance county has an area of about 4.0
square miles or 27S.837 acres. About SO per
cent is upland, which for grain raising
purposes Is preferred by mafiy to the val
ley lands. The remaining 20 per cent Is
found along the various streams with
which the county Is well supplied. Tha
most Important Is the Loup river which
enters near the southwest corner and flows
In a northeasterly direction, passing tha
eastern boundary near the middle, and fur
nlsnlng forty miles of valley varying frora
one to three miles In width. From tha
northwest, Cedar river wends Its way un
til It Joins with the Loup near the center
of the county. Farther east, Beaver creek
flowa In a similar direction, meeting tha
Loup near the boundary.
The flnst settlement made tn Nance
county was In 18C7 by a colony of Mormons.
They came from near St. Louis, under tha
leadership of H. J. Hudson, and after at
tempting to settle In Platte, moved to
what was then Monroe county, beginning
operations near the present townslte of
Oenoa. There were 100 families altogether.
A postofflce was established and called
Qenoa office, with H. J. Hudson, post
master. ' The colony was very prosperous
in 1860. During the three succeeding years,
the Mormons attempted to remain and
hold their possessions and live In prox
imity to the Indians, but the numerous
struggles between the 81oux and Pawnees
kept them In oonstant tear, and tn 1MB
they left the country.
In 1857. during Buchanan's administra
tion, a treaty was mad between the Paw
nee Indiana and the governmtnt, tn which
It was stipulated that they should choose
a location west of the Missouri. Here,
the Indians were to colonise and learn tha
arts of civilisation, become converted to
Christianity and develop under the super
ln tendency of the government Into Intelli
gent and law-abiding cltlxens. After roam
ing over the great western prairies th
Indians located on the land which Is now
known as Nanro county. In 137S, by treaty
stipulation, these Indiana were removed to
Indian Territory. By an act passed April
the 10th, 1376, and agreed to by the Paw
I ' - VTA
from the Story Teller's Pack
respectfully looked on. When they had
disappeared to Inspect their apartments,
Macarthy strolled up to the desk, glanced
at tha register book, and while tha clerk's
back was turned Inscribed something in
its open page, and waving roe a farewell
left tha hotel
"Curiosity Impelled me to Inspect tha
volume, and this Is what I read: Tha
Honorable Archibald James FlUAlan and
valet,' while underneath It, in my racing
friend's somewhat cramped and shaky
handwriting, appeared the following entry:
'Mr. White Hat Macarthy and valise' 1"
From "My Restless Life." by H. Da WlndL
By No Mr as Angelle.
Eugena Walter, ths playwright, at a
dinner, was accused of pessimism.
"Well," said Mr. Walter. "I am not a
pessimist, but I don't believe that human
nature Is by any means angelic. We are
all much alike. The best we can do is to
curb pur faults and favor our virtues.
"What faults should I curb?" a very
pretty young woman asktd.
"Well," said Mr. Walter, "I should think
you'd have about the same faults to curb
as a little girl I talked to yesterday. She's
a charming little girl and as we conversed
atone In the drawing room while waiting
for her father and mother to come down I
said to her:
" 'Have you got a sweetheart?'
"She smiled and wriggled. 'Yeth,' she
" 'Well,' said I, Til give you a quarter
if you'll tell ma who he Is.'
" Tommy.' she answered In a low voice,
and I gave her the quarter.
"A fw minutes afterward she said sud
denly: " 'Now, If you'll give me another quar
ter I'll tell you who my other sweetheart
Is.' "Koch ester Herald.
As Batcher gees It.
President Edwsrd O Neil or the Master
Butchers' association of New York was dis
cussing ths advance in meat prices dus to
the wheat corner.
"And these wheat cornerers." said Mr.
O'Nell, "call themselves patriots, eh?
They're In the Washington and Lincoln
class. They only cornered ths wheat to
prevent Europe from taking It away from
us and leaving us to starve. Patriots!"
He laughed harshly.
"It remlads me," ha said. John
Makes Nance County Land of Great Possibilities
1. " . "
nees, tha lands formerly occupied by them
were offered fur ule. The government
appointed three men to appraise each quar
ter section. This sale began July 15. 1S7S, at
Central City. Rut very few attended the
sale, which lasted four days, and but little
land was sold. L. A. Wtllard bought what
has since become the townslte of Genoa,
and Randall Fuller secured the two sec
tions upon a portion of which now stands
Fullerton. The county was named after
tha governor of the state, Alblnua Nance,
The first election of the county was
ordered for November 4, 1879. The governor
designated Fullerton as the temporary
county scat. The officers chosen at this
lection were J. N. Reynolds, clerk; 8. L.
Sturtevant, treasurer; W. II. Bowman,
sheriff, and M. S. Llndsey, county Judge.
Rundall Fuller, who ownd the town site
of Fullerton, donated sixty acres for tha
town site and the county seat was named
In his honor.
It Is difficult to comprehend what Nanoe
county has accomplished In the short
Stockton, who was renowned for his do
mesticity. Two women were talking about
Stockton. The first said:
" 'He has very domestic tastes, hasn't
" 'Oh, very,' the other woman replied.
'Ha flirts with every cook they have.'
New York Times.
Sacrifice la Tain.
Apropos of examinations and their ter
rors, A. K. Palmer, secretary of the depart
ment of education of New York, told at a
recent dinner an old story of a young
"This prince," said Mr. Palmer, "entered
Yale or Harvard I forget which and
amused himself with motor cars and bull
dogs till examination time drew near.
"Examination time frightened the young
prince horribly. He began to s.udy, and he
cabled heme to the king, hla father:
" 'Examination next week. Most difficult.
Implore aid of gods In my behalf.'
"A few days later this reply came back
from the barbarous west coast monarch:
" 'Rites performed. Fourteen picked
youths, all sons of nobles, have been sao
rlfUed. Omens propitious.'
"Yet. would you b.iev U?" Mr. Palmer
concluded. "The young prince flunked."
First tall for Dortor.
William Huls of Maryvllle, Mo, 96 years
old, arid the oldest person in Nodaway
county In point of residence, was taken
111 July 30, and for the I ut time In his
life was attended by a physician. Huls
uses tobacco and ha been a Ukcr of stim
ulants In limited quantities all his life.
He had until his recent Illness been a
man of exceptional vigor. Ha was born In
riot-W Gives if'rnlajr of Death.
Fortunatua Miller of Elkhart. Ind.. re
ceived word of the death of hla mother at
Three Rivers. Mich. He says he knew bad
news was coming, for the old clock which
has been In the family 117 years, stopped
Thursday night, though Just wound. He
sus it performed a similar trick before the
death of his grandfather, bis grandmother,
his father and each of the five brothers of
his grandfather. The death of a cousin
was presaged by the clock striking three
times at the exaot time of his death. Mr.
Millar is tha only member of tha family
who will keep tha clock.
: ; ; : ..... , .v.- ; . . - v,
' ..- tL'M:", .-' 15 .;"'?';' ' - ' ' ..." , -.-!---
f w . ) w ' , , gaper- w. rt-. . j. -s.v .. " wiwvj(4ia((
:. - " ? If 't x "- c ifepi llr
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: AUGUST
STREET, FULLERTON. LOOKING NORTH.
period of Its existence without a brief re
view of Its present condition and using a
few facts and figures. It hardly seems
possible that this scope of country could
be taken from a raw prairie, an Indian
reservation entirely undeveloped, and In
the short space of thirty years be de
veloped into one of the most prosperous,
progressiva counties of the state. At the
present time Nance county has a popula
tion of 10,000 people, and a valuation of
MAIN BUILDING OF THE GENOA INDIAN SCHOOL,
18,081,000. This county has thirty-four
miles of railroad within its borders and
five progressive, prosperous railroad sta
tions Fullerton, Genoa, Belgrade, Kent
It has fourteen elevators, two water
powers, two flouring mills, ten free rural
delivery routes, five banks, with five
sixths of its rural population supplied with
telephones. More than 70 per cent of tha
farmers own their farms.
In no one thing Nance county has bean
BRASS BAND. GENOA INDIAN SCHOOL.
Distinguished Visitor in Omaha
V r-.;. -r ' j ''. ' ''?W
i " IV
HIS EMINENCE JAMES CARDINAL GIBRONS FROM 'A SNAPSHOT
PHOTO MADE Ae HE WAS ENTERING AN Al'TOMOBlLE AT
THE UNION STATION IN OMAHA LAST WEDNESDAY.
more progressive than In Its publlo
schools. The county has sixty-six districts,
with sixty-seven school buildings and 2.9C0
children of school age. At rresent, the
county Is employing ninety teachers, at an
average salary of i.0 per month. Miss
Frances E. Taylor is serving her fourth
year as superintendent of the county
Nance county has never been In better
condition than now. For nearly a decade.
crops have been heavy, markets good, the
live stock industry flourishing, construct
ing enterprises flourishing, railroading and
merchandising carried on with energy and
good profit. To indicate what Fullerton's
prospects and possibilities are, it is only
necessary to state what Nanoe county haa
done tn the last year.
Last year the farmers sent to market
12,660 fat beef cattle, O.100 fat hogs, 484
well bred horses, and 2,800 mutton sheep.
To prepare this stock for market did not
require by any means all the grain pro
duced on these farms, aa last year these
farmers sent to market 3.M.W0 bushels of
corn, . 2.71,000 bushels of wheat and W.'.OH)
bushels of oats. Besides this, the county
manufactured and shipped out 4,2.)0.)
pounds of flour and 3U0.0U0 pounds of mill
Ths Nance county farmer Is becoming
more of a dairyman each year. The pos
slbilltles of this Industry are almost un
limited In Nebraska and this county Is a
favored section for the dairy. At the pres
ent time there are 6.052 cows within the
borders of the county, where S(0 hand sep
arators are in use. Last year there were
old and shipped out from these farms
81,490 pounds of butter and 141.000 gallons
of cream. The recent largo Increase It)
the dairy industry rmes largely from the
fact that the- county has 6,500 acres of land
seeded to alfalfa, which is proving one of
the best and moat profitable crops that
the farmer can produce. Each year these
farmers are paying more and more at
tention to the smaller resources and In
dustries connected with tha farm. Last
year this county marketed 59,000 uusena of
ggs and 130,000 pounds of dressed poultry.
The farmer's garden Is receiving more
attention from year to year, and from the
earliest settlement these farmers have not
neglected the planting of fr,ult trees. At
tha present time there are growing and In
full bearing In the county 37.000 apple, 1.20J
pear, 16,000 peach, 8,000 plum ami 11,00)
cherry trees. In an automobile rlda
through the Loup valley of Nance county
and covering some of the upland we wero
surprised, not only at the orchards of full
grown trees, but the vast amounts of
young orchards of better grade of fruit
that are being planted.
While there are vast Improvements going
on all over the county In orchards, farm
buildings and methods of tilling the soil,
the improvement that is being made by
breeding a better grade of cattle and horses
is one of tha most marked and far-reaching
In tha county. In visiting the farms and
feeding pens, where hundreds of cattle
are kept, we have found but few locali
ties in tha state that produce as well bred
cattle for the Omaha market as Nance
It was a ban! of cattle that discovered
the county seat of this county. In tha
late '70a Randall Fuller concluded to drive
HOME OF DR. E. L.
Curious Capers of Cupid
O get away from the protesta
tions of the progeny of six pre
vious wives, William Lawson,
a wealthy farmer, 76 years old,
living near Anderson, Ind., Jour
neyed to St. Louis to enter on his
seventh matrimonial voyage, taking a bride
21 years old, who has herself been married
before. Saturday tha Sabbath of his faith
the Seventh Day Adventlst the license
was obtained and tha seventh marriage
was performed by Justice M. F. Moore.
The new Mrs. Lawson was Mrs. Carrie
Sutton, a widow, formerly a resident of
eastern Tennessee, but recently living In
Anderson, where she met Lawson less than
a year ago while visiting relatives. She
has two children, a boy of 6 and a girl
of 4. while her husband has had fourteen,
with ten still living, thirty grandchildren,
some of them older than his bride of yes
terday, and two great-grandchildren, one
living and 2 years old.
Ths bridegroom, despite his years, was an
impetuous wooer. He first met his present
wife two months ago.
Lawson first settled In the vicinity of
Anderson sixty years ago, coming from
England. He carved himself a farm out
of tha wilderness and has gradually ac
quired land and other property until he Is
reckoned one of the wealthiest of the farm
ers of that part of the state. All but the
fifth of his former wives are dead. She
The wedding of Miss Dorothy Lawson,
whose engagement to Mr. Henry McC'all
was announced by her father, Thomas W.
Lawson, at Dreamwold lost Sunday, re
ports the Boston Post, will be as uniquely
beautiful as were the marriage ceremonies
of her two elder sisters. It was In Oc
tober, 190K, that Dreamwold witnessed a
"harvest wedding" when Miss Gladys Law
son was married to Eben Blaine Stanwood.
Ths magnificent estate was decorated with
ripened cereals, fruits and vegetables grown
on the farm, which greatly adiled to tig
attractiveness of the estate for the wedding
ceremony. Less than a month ago Dream
wold was converted Into a veritable rose
dale for the "summer wedding" of Miss
Marlon Lawson to James Fuller Lord of
Chicago. The ceremony took place out of
(Joors, beneath a large appla tree, which
was bedecked with weeding bells and floral
' ' J "
C HURCH, Fl'LI .ERTON.
a band of cattle from the northern part
of the state to Colorado and his nlnt
was to strike the old Mormon 1 1 all that
patsed through wheie Fullerton is now
located. Coming through the Pawnee In
dian reservation, he ciimo to the Junction
of the Cedar and Loup rivers. The pic
turesque surroundings and excellent feed
for his cattle Induced him to pitch his
tent and take a week's rest. During his
week's stay, he heard many Interesting
reports about the Pawnee reservation and
its fine soil and productiveness. He con
cluded to stretch his weeks Into months
and wait fur ths opening and opportunity
to purchase some of this land. The loca
tion was early known as "Fuller-town."
In 1879, was formed the present thrifty
city of Fullerton. With the settlement that
quickly followed the sale of the land by
the government, Fullerton prospered and
grew. Being located near the center of
the county, it was soon chosen as tha
county scat. None of the land being sub
ject to homestead entry, It naturally fell
Into the hand of settlers with money to
dtvelop It, and an excellent class of clt
liens thereby, came to the county, Fuller
ton received Its full share.
Thus the city has fared well, and Its
citizens have always shown a modern en
terprising spirit. The high school of Ful
lerton has tho largest attendance of sny
town of Its size In the statu. The well
filled churches of all the leading denomi
nations shows the higher moral tone that
prevails. Fullerton U known as a town
of schools, churches and homes. There la
no prettier little city In Nebraska. Tha
natural drainage makes the residence dis
trict very free from standing water. Tha
usual modern conveniences of a splendid
electric light system and good water works
plant give the best of service. Fullerton
Is about the best lighted town of Us slza
in the state.
The bank of today Is the vital life-center
around which revolves the great wheal
of modern trade and commercial activity.
It is the one factor, more than any other,
that provides the facilities, or that Is lt
self the facility, for tha conduct of busi
ness along lines In keeping with tha ad
vanced methods of the present time.
Fullerton has two strong, well organised
banks that have secured and hold tha octk
(Continued on Page Four.
decorations. Miss Dorothy was tlm brides
maid at both events of her elder sisters.
It was at the wedding of Miss Marlon
that the budding romai ce of Miss Dorothy i
was first observed. Young McCall was one
of the guests at the affair, and It was no
ticed that he paid considerable attention to
the pretty bridesmaid.
Now Miss Dorothy is to have a wedding
of her own and will be known as the "snow
bride." Tha wedding Is to take place In
January and will bo solemnized at Dream
wold, and soma Interesting feature will
Cupid Beats Immigration Law.
There used tn some countries tn ancient
times, or romancers have deceived us
grossly, to be a law that a convicted felon
on tha way to the gallows should be par
doned If ha found a woman who would
marry him. Equally dramatic, In Its tame,
modtrn way, was the case of Matilda
Kuhlmann. who was to have been de
ported from Ellis Island. She had coma
to America to marry Henry Thorns, but
that had no weight with the officials, and
Thorns was on tha point of going back
to Germany with her to marry her, when
tha happy thought occurred to someone
to have the ceremony performed on tha
steamer Instead. The captain lent his
cabin for tha oeremony, a Justice of tha
peaoo was found and forthwith ths re
jected alien became tha wife of an Ameri
can eitlsan and passed beyond tha powers
of tha immigration authorities.
Agra d Tooth Wed.
Miss Lawson Is a great exponent of all
luriiis ej oui-oi-aoor mo. one is an expert i
w hip and rider and can handle any of her
father's famous horses. While she Is de
voted to all sports and Is a regular at
tendant at ail tha foot ball and hockey j
games, rowing races and tennis tourna
ments. Miss Dorothy la above all a baso
ball "fan." Mis Lawson was always an,
enthuslasllo "rooter" at all of tha Harvard
games and frequently led the cheering for
some clever play pulled off by Second lias-
Although Miss Dorothy la Just out of her
teens, she Is tha tallest of the Lawson girls.
She is one of the most prominent members
of tha Vincent club and has taken part In'
the last three annual shows of that famous1
Powered by Open ONI