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G t; o TOL. Lll XO. 6 NEMAHA, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1907 A- 1X.1,1 Jni.il r,ALtt-i . v. litefttlef V Annual School Meeting The annual school meeting1 Monday night was quite exciting at times, and as one who was then said, "There was something doing all the time, .from start to finish." After the reading of the min utes of the last meeting, the reports of the secretary, treas urer and president of the school board were read As there was some differences in the reports, a motion was made and carried to have the chairman appoint an auditing committee. A. R. Mc Candless, Frank Titus and J. W. Sapp were appointed such com mittee. Thereports caused some discussion and considerable warmth was exhibited at times by some of the participants. The question of putting in a heating plant was then brought before the meeting. It was raining by this time, and many of the voters had gone home. After some talk and an explana tion of the plans by the chair man, John M. Clark, a motion was adopted to open the sealed bids in the hands of the school board. Three bids' were sub mitted, one from a Lincoln firm, one from Elmer Dovel of Au burn, and one from Worth & Winterbottom of Falls City, the latter being the lowest It was estimated that the heating plant and work to be done by the dis trict would cost $850 or $900. A motion was made that the school board be instructed to put in a, heating plant. u-This caused moire discussion, but was finally carried by a vote of 10 to 2. A subsequent motion stated that the plant was to be steam heat ing, and was carried. It was voted that we have a nine months' school, beginning the first Monday in September. A motion was made that the school be given one day's holiday during the county fair and two days at Thanksgiving, the teach ers to be paid for these days. This motion also carried. The director's estimate of ex penses for running the school next year was $1544. To this would have to be added the ex pense of putting in the heating i -a a v plant, probably costing $sou or $900, and some additional expense for a janitor. According to the director's report, there was a balance on hand of $609, and over $800 in the county treasury, making nearly -$1450 on hand. A motion was made and carried making the estimated revenue needed by the district above the amount on hand of $1500. There were three members of the school board to elect, John Mt Clark and C. L. Russell being the retiring members, and a va cancy existing caused by the failure of Elmer E. Allen, who was elected last year, to qualify. John M. Clark was reelected oh the first formal ballot to succeed himself. JShubert Fruit Farm Sold CMner Bamcs Pays $125 per Acre for it Casner - Barnes this week bought the Shubert fruit farm of 80 acres, one miles south of Bracken, paying $125 per acre for it. This is probably the highest price paid for a farm in Nemaha county as far away from a town as this. It is nearly five milesfrom Nemaha, eight from Auburn and four miles from Howe. The farm, however, is a fine one. The orchard 'is well selected and haj been carefully cared for. It is one of the very best commercial orchards in the state. The house is one of the best constructed and most con venient houses in the county. This is almost an ideal home, and Mr. Barnes and his good wife can enjoy themselves in their old age. The farm was owned by Lee Shubert, having been transferred to him by his father, H. W. Shubert, about two years ago. Possession is given in six weeks and Mr. Barnes will move on it at that time. We have not learned where Mr. Shubert will move. This farm was formerly owned by Mr. Barnes' brother, I. B. Barnes, who planted the first orchard about twenty-five years ago, afterward selling it to Mr. Shubert." Mr. Shubert still owns the eighty acre fruit farm on the north side of the road. For many; years Bvbwnville and London precincts have been la boring under a heavy tax to pay bonds for a railroad they never got. But finally daylight has come. The bonds have been paid, and more than paid, and now there is about $7,000 in the treasury after all the bonds have been paid. It was at first pro posed to return the money over paid to these precincts to be used by the schools and road districts, but many of the tax payers petitioned the commis sioners to have this money re turned to those paying it, and at the meeting recently, the board decided to pay back 75 per cent of this money overpaid. Years ago, when it looked' like a long time - until the bonds would be paid, if ever, it was proposed if that happy time ever arrived that a big barbecue be given, and there is now talk of celebrating the event in that way. The Miter was Right At the school meeting Monday night the question was raised as to who made the levy for schoot purposes. It was agreed that at the annual school meeting the amount of money necessary to run the school for the next year should be voted and this amount reported to the county superin tendent or county clerk. Some said the superintendent made the levy, others said it was the coun ty clerk. The editor of this family necessity said the levy was made by the county commis sioners, but was told by two ex county commissioners that he knew nothing about it that the commissioners had nothing to do with it. The editor insisted that under the new school law it was the commissioners that made the levy but appeared to be alone in this opinion. In order to prove his position he wrote to the county clerk and got the follow ing reply from the county super intendent:' "At the annual meeting the amount of money necessary to run the school for the current year should have been estimated and reported to me or the county clerks. The county commissioners make the levy." J. W." Soden of Laird, Colo., was in Nemaha part of Tuesday and Wednesday, talking western land. He is a member of the firm of Soden & Swan, the other member of the' firm being W. M. Swan, who moved from here to western Nebraska early in the spring. Although their place of business is Laird. Colo., both live in Nebraska. Mr. Soden savs Will is doing well and is well pleased with the country. P. G. Swan, who lives seven miles from Will, had the misfor tune to fall from a pump plat form and break .three ribs about two weeks ago. He was threat ened with nneumonia. but that was warded off and he is now getting better. f i t t DO NOT p""- -fc. .... V . I S $ That we have tho best line of . 5. SUMMER DRESS GOODS I s To be found outside of the larger places, and 5 our prices are lower than you will find them anywhere else, quality considered. Gilbert Argabright Breaks an Arm Gilbert Argabrightthe seeond son of W. S. Argabright, broke one of his arms Tuesday evening. He iumned across a small creek M. - when he slipped and fell. threw out his hand to break ithe it. fall and his arm was broken an wm OUR SIGNET COFFEE Is the finest you ever saw, and it is only pound package, 25 cents. t - per J 5 5 k ESviiig; Us Your Produce i i I I J1TO. W. RITCHBTST Both Phones No. 20 NEMAHA. NEB. B, I They Brought Home the Gold Harrington Sen Sell Store On Monday H. E. koble .and C. W. . Sturgeon 6i 'Hamburg, Iowa, came down to Nemaha and, in a brief time had made a frade : W. P. Keeling, Marshall Webb and F. E. Hoover returned home Tuesday evening from their trip "RillJnrra "Mrvnfnna urhpra fViev w wuiuifiO) " - ""V .. '.1 it ir ft . l .. t 1 registered for land in the great " "",wn government lottery. Marshall became 6 owners of the and Fred went from Billings to stock of general merchandise in Mystic.1 South Dakota, to see the wn wnongra 10 narnngn , Auburn gold mining property.' f &ons ana the latter got a They tried their skill in washing " out'gold'gettmg'bver $3,worth T"' Ti u , nf nuro trnXA Ahoili ft half icci, W I"U 1 Vi & , ... . . correevcu, wnicn win pruuauiy Yin Adme in o r 117 iln.ra M n rt a a UU1IC III Cft UAjTD. AVACDOl (7. r.i i i rt. a. i lNouie ana sturgeon reiurneq hour's work. The company is having repairs made on outfit and making preparations for doing better work. Marshall Webb was unfortunate enough I Sturgeon came back Wednesday foil urhii Wa and flAVAi-Alv I forenoon and is now looking sprain his left hand and wrist. It pained him severely for a few days. Will Keeling stopped over at Lincoln a day or two. Geo. Keith, the other member of the crowd that went to Billings from Nemaha, returned Monday evening. D. E. Zook Sells His Farm D. E. Zook has sold the eighty acre farm on which he lives, in London precinct, to Sam Arm- He strong, getting $100 per acre for We understand Mr. Zook move to Lincoln. Twelve inch above the elbow, the broken years ago C. W. Roberts sold bone running through the flesh. J this farm to T. B. Skeen for $45 Dr. Frazier was called who re- per aCre. Two years later Mr. duced the fracture. Gilbert is Skeen sold it at about the same getting along as well as could be price. Thi olifnr wnnts if utifWstwl pvnpp.ted. and it is thought the that he is going to quit separat- break will heal without any per-' On Monday H. W. Harrington ing fellows who get into fights, mament bad results. ,maae m aeai wnereuy inters. Th w imp hp nnfnri n npnop. I ! Noble and Sturgeon of Hamburg, - I ,, v w r T 1 1 1 J mw hp o-nf hi hirt nil hlnndv ' Rev. ana Mrs. J. W. sapp en- lowa, Decame ine proprietors oi a Wn Vpnf Wv fnr rhtyip timp tertained Class No. 6 of the Harrington's stock of general explaining that he hadn't got Christian Sunday school at their merchandise in Nemaha. That 4.M.,ui e w, k4. home Saturday evenincr from 4 afternoon Mr. Harrington and miu any wuuuic wi. 1110 uwn, uui ... .1 TT . . o5rKr acroincf nnnfhpr till 8 o'clock. T wenty-f our mem- his brother, R. E. Harrington, fellow that was having a pugi- bers of the class were present, went to Hamburg, listic encounter. So the editor and the member telling us about evening traded for a has rnnp.lndpd hp has troubles it said they had a dandy time, general merchandise It took a number of enough of his own without in- This class is taught by Mrs. O. E. place., and that stock of in that ballots to aeciae who shouia be terfering with other people. the second man to hold the omce Houtz and is composea or young ladies and gentlemen. Uncle Henry Clark says his nephew, T. A. Clark, and- his wife will be in Nemaha two or three hours this morning, coming for thrPP vpara hut finnllv .T W I Joe Bunger of Peru is certain Sapp was elected. C. L. Russell ly leading a strenuous life. He J. W. Smith came down from was elected for two years. has had forty men working for Peru Friday morning to rest a The patrons of the district, or him and Monday was on the little. He has been doing some up on the 6:40 train and leaving a large majority of them, were train going west to get ten more, hard work lately with little for St. Paul, Nebr., on the 9:49 Lipl2SdJ!!SL-llbe?11?r He has tlie contract for the big chance to rest, and had got tired train. They would like to see i5L?:.nLa iSS?,-" a! normal hnildinir of Peru, besides out He went back to work as many of their old friends as VVwwt Ifc HIIU WUUIW1 WIUIG MO ....... , t 1 1 - 1 1 1 . 1. possioie aurins ineir uriei siay. possible. a number of other buildings. Monday morning. aftenjthe store. Will Cummings will probably remain with the new firm. One day last week Mrs. Harry Russell was drawing a bucket of water when the wheel came down. As the bucket started down the well Mrs. Russell caught it and in some way the chain caught in her arm, lacerating it. Mrs, C. H. Kindig, who was visiting her, came to her relief, but got two fingers tangled up in the chain before she got it untangled, and they were considerably hurt. Rev. G. W. Ayers and family, who have been attending the holiness campmeeting at Lincoln, returned home Monday evening. They say they enjoyed the meet ing very much. Rev. Geo. I. Wright is president of the asso ciation and was one of the workers. Rev. A. Jacobs was another worker. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kerker, Earl and Fay, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hoover, August Quiller, Dr. Keeling, Alva Owens, Mrs. Elmer E. Rumbaugh, Miss Nora Aynes and Herbert Aynes went to Nebraska City Friday morning to attend Robinson's circus. C. E. Hill, a member of the firm of Hill Bros., but who is traveling for a grocery house, and who lives at Lincoln, has been in Nemaha since Tuesday evening, suffering severely with a carbuncle on the back of his neck. A. 5' " it J!