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BUFFALO  COUNTY  SUN

These excerpts from the Buffalo County Sun were published in 1897 in Kearney, Nebraska.

January 2, 1897

Letter List:                    Gentleman                               Ladies
                              GIVAN, C A                    HARFORD, Mrs Omer
                              GOLDSMITH, J S            INGRAM, Mrs J A
                              SPENCER, F A

County Board....A brief but eventful session of the County supervisors....County board met Monday with a full board. Mr QUINN, representing a Kansas City firm, sold the board a smoke burner for the engine house, with a sixty day trial, conditioned that it will save twenty-five percent of coal used....Mr. KEYES favors buying three more, on the theory that if one saves one-fourth, four ought to enable the county to get along without any coal at all.

The judgement recently secured against Tilghman FENSTAMAKER as bondsman for the Amherst bank for $461.40 was sold to Henry FENSTAMAKER for $230.70; fifty cents on the dollar.

Contrary to the plans of the court house pop gang, the clerk was instructed to advertise for bids of legal advertising for 1897. HALL and CLAYTON, voted with ROE and BESSOR to advertise for bids, but KEYES and BROWN did not dare disobey orders from the throne, and voted to raid the county treasury again next year. But BROWN's time is up and KEYES has one more year and then the people will get a whack at him.

The committee appointed to ascertain the amount due Buffalo County from the city for boarding prisoners, made their report and fixed the amount to be $901.80, and the county attorney was instructed to proceed at once to collect same.

Bids for county physician were opened. Dr. BENNETT wanted $400 to furnish medicines and give attention to the county's indigent sick; Dr. PACKARD asked $325; Dr. HOOVER put the figure at $300...and for the second time in the history of this reform (?) board, the lowest bidder got the job.

Little Locals

A LEE, for several years janitor of the Fourth Ward School, died last Monday.

Mrs. J M WALKER, mother of Mrs. E FARRELL, died Tuesday morning of heart failure.

License to wed was granted John A HANKS and Jennie ACHESON of Watertown this week.

Rev. C H STULL of Denver and Hannah J THORNE were married Christmas Eve. Rev. MASTIN officiating.

Chris HARTMAN, recently of Omaha, was adjudged insane by the commissioners last Saturday and was sent to the asylum.

Maggie McGILL was selected by the board to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jean THORNE as a teacher in Kenwood.

Mrs. J W LAWS, of Princetown, Mo., has returned to her home after a visit with her parents, Mr and Mrs T H MYERS of this city.

Rev. TRUEBLOOD has gone to Louisiana to spend the winter. Mrs. TRUEBLOOD has been in poor health for some time and the change is made for her benefit.

Prof. Emil GRAEBRIEL, principal of the Miller Schools spent several days of his vacation in this city with friends.
John H HAMILTON, prejector for the K & BH passed through this city last week enroute to Texas. He is at present superintendent of a street railway system at Salt Lake and Ogden.

Jasper SMITH of Amherst leaves in a day or two for Triniday, Colo., where he will engage in the feed store business, wholesale and retail, as the special representative of the Kearney Cereal Mills

Little Daisy BOTSFORD, died yesterday of diptheratic croup after a few days illness. There are several cases of diptheria in the city, but this is the only fatal case that has come to SUN's knowledge.

C O SWAN has entered the employ of Lininger-Metcalf Company of Omaha as collector and leaves next Monday for Farnham to enter upon his duties. He has signed with the firm for a year's work.

Mr and Mrs J W PARKER left for New York last Wednesday. They will be joined there by their son, Lawton PARKER, the artist, and will sail for Europe. It is their intention to make Paris their home for several years. Claude FREEMAN accompanied them.

Prof. J A HARLOR of Platte Institute, was this week granted a professional certificate by the state superintendent. The certificate runs for life, and but one or two have thus far been granted to Buffalo County Teachers, indeed few in the state. Mr HARLOR is a young man, but he is one of the best teachers in the state.

County News.....Miller:
J A GILLEN, Gilcrest's genial clerk leaves for his home in Iowa in a few days. While here, Mr. GILLEN has won friends with all whom he came into contact. After spending some time at his home, he will take up work in St Louis with a prominent firm.

County News....Center:

Charlie ISREAL Jr. has gone east of Gibbon to pick corn.

Miss Myrtle and Anna HELSER are looking after the culinary work at the county farm.

Miss May WEST from Polk County, has been spending a few days with her uncle and aunt C E BRIGHAM.

Mrs. ARONSON, teacher at Wood River is spending her vacation at Lincoln and Hastings.

County News...Elm Creek:

J W FORRISTALL spent several days at Omaha this week.

Dr. CASE came down from Lexington on a visit this week.

Charles FISHER was at the Midway city Tuesday.

County News...Divide Township:
Cary BORDERS and wife were at the dinner at Haven Chapel on Christmas day. An old fashioned dinner without Cary would be no good. Our new minister, Mr. BOUCHER and family were the guests of the day.

The entertainment on Tuesday evening was a success. Mr and Mrs. J Wilson ROGERS and Miss Blanche TRACEY in "Aunt Deborah in the City" was immense. "A High Old Time" was fine. Miss Cary BOUCHER did well in "Shadow on the Wall". Miss Leilla SHAFTO's recitation was well rendered and the application was good. Prof. C C KINE's declamation was well rendered but "Ephriam Black's Politics" was a terror and our local stars, Mrs J Wilson ROGERS as Mrs Ephriam Black and Mr J Wilson ROGERS as Ephriam Black or the man who was a success as a politician. It was well done from start to finish. E Akish POOL, J Fulton RICE, William BOUCHER Jr., and in fact the entire cast did well...Mr William BOUCHER, Mrs WOLF, W D THORNTON, Frank and Charlie SEA. Quaint little Ozella DEETS was as good as usual. By request the "Family Row" was given and Nellie and Birdie POOL, Will THORNTON and Frank SEA did their part well.

County News....Gibbon:

Harry D MERCER has been appointed agent and correspondent for SUN at Gibbon, authorized to receive and receipt for subscriptions, job printing etc. Any favors shown him will be appreciated.

Hattie GEORGE left Thursday for Odessa where she is teaching school.

Joe MAHONEY and Otto AMADEN made a business trip to Kearney Thursday.

Mrs. G W CODNER is visiting her sister, Mrs John WELLER at Amherst this week.

Will SMITH who is attending Baptist College at Grand Island is home for the holidays.

Mis Katie MANSPEAKER, who is teaching in Schneider Township is home for the holidays.

Allen McVICKER and family of Cozad, were visiting the family of G W CODNER the for part of the week.

Holden APPLEGATE, who has been visiting for a short time in Indiana, returned Wednesday, bringing a wife with him.

Mr and Mrs John WALKER, of Mason City, who came down to spend Christmas with relatives, left for home Wednesday.

Miss Hattie McCONNAUGHEY, who is teaching in the public schools at North Bend came home Friday of last week to spend the holidays.

Roscoe THATCHER and wife spent Christmas with relatives here. Mr Thatcher returned to Lincoln Monday and Mrs T today.

W H WALKER went to Mason City Wednesday to look after his interest in a homestead at that place and upon which he will make final proof in April.

Frank HERSEY, the sheep man arrived yesterday from Chicago. He was accompanied by his daughter Gertrude and a niece, Bessie HERSEY of Penn.

I A DOGGETT shipped a car of hogs to South Omaha Monday.

Miss Nell SAMMONS of Buda has been visiting with Mary BURROWS for several days, returned home Tuesday.

Mr and Mrs J W TAYLOR of Cozad are spending the holidays with the parents of Mrs Taylor, Mr and Mrs J W PIERCE.

Mr and Mrs E M PROUTY of Kimball are visiting the parents of Mrs. Prouty, the Mr and Mrs S C BASSETT during the holidays.

Mr and Mrs D F INGLES and Harry of Grand Island are visiting their many Gibbon friends this week. Mr Ingles was formerly U P Agent in this town.

W J PIERCE danced the light fantastic so "long and loud" at the masked ball Christmas night as to sprain his left foot, and he is now wearing a cane in consequence.

Legal Notice:
John A FINCH, a non-resident defendant, take notice that on20th June 1896, Charles D GALLENTINE, plaintiff, filed to foreclose certain tax liens on Lot 3 SW 1/4 School Section addition to the city of Kearney.

Mary CUPPERNELL, non-resident defendant on 18th day of December, the Midway City Building and Loan Assoc. filed a petition to foreclose a mortgage executed by you upon Lot 10, Block 50 in East Lawn.

John A MARTIN, ... MARTIN, wife of John A Martin and M J MARTIN, ... MARTIN first and full name unknown, A Augusta CLARK, Samuel W SMITH, non-resident defendants take notice that on 20th day of November 1896, Anna HALL, plaintiff, filed petition to foreclose certain tax liens on Lots 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 of Martin's Sub. an addition to the city for the delinquent taxes for years 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894 and 1895. Frank E BEEMAN, Att.

To the unknown heirs of William B WILCOX, deceased that on 30th of September 1896 John W RAYBACK, plaintiff, filed a petition against you to quiet a title to NE 1/4 and the S 1/2NW 1/4 of Section 2, Township 8 and Range 13 in Buffalo County. DRYDEN and MAIN...Attorneys

January 9, 1897

Wedding Anniversary....Mr and Mrs J S EWART having passed ten years of happy wedded life, invited to their comfortable home on 30th street Tuesday evening about forty-five of their intimate friends to celebrate the occasion. Those present were Mr and Mrs V C CHASE, Mr and Mrs HUNTER, Mr and Mrs GILCREST, Mr and Mrs FINCH, Mr and Mrs HARTZELL, Mr and Mrs EWING, Mr and Mrs F J BROWN, Mr and Mrs W H COOK, Mr and Mrs ARNOLD, Mrs BREWSTER, Mrs BENNETT, Mrs HAND, Mrs BEACH of Pennsylvania, Mrs, HEFFNER, Mrs DODDARD, the Misses Blanche and Edith FINCH, Emma and Lizzie THOMPSON, Nellie and Lillian HAWTHORNE.

Queer Contest...Mr Frank FIALA and partner, Mrs CERNICK, waltzed for one hour and fifty-five minutes without interruption at the New Year's dance at the opera house last Friday. Mr Fiala is about sixty years of age and Mrs Cernick is a middle aged lady. As an exhibition of endurance it is deserving of mention. It was a contest between the band and the dancers and the band, after playing one tune for one hour and fifty-five minutes threw up their bands and yielded the palm to Mr Fiala and Mrs Cernick

Ravenna News
Local News:

The infant son of Mr and Mrs Ed HAMMOND died last Monday.

Lee B THOMAS and Luella B WEBBER of Shelton were granted permission to wed last Saturday.

Mae and Berta BESSOR left yesterday for Chicago to resume their work, after spending the holidays at home.

Mrs Jay HOOLEY returned Tuesday from a two month's visit with relatives and friends in Bloomington, Illinois.

Leonard HALE and Sara M GODFREY were married Monday evening at the M E parsonage, Rev. MARSH officiating.

Mrs ELLSWORTH returned Tuesday evening from Hastings, where she has been visiting her daughter Mrs PARMENTER.

C W HOXIE, superintendent of the State Industrial School will take charge February first, Mr MALLALIEU's resignation taking effect on that date.

Jule F RICE has gone to Galena, S. D. where he has accepted aposition as engineer in a big smelting works.

On account of rheumatism from which he has been a sufferer all winter, Selden TROTT has been compelled to resign his postion as deputy county clerk. He is succeeded by J W SHAHAN.

County News.....Gibbon:

May DOGGETT entertained about fifteen of her young friends at a progressive whist party Tuesday evening. Present were Misses Bessie and Gertrude HERSHEY, Clara and Bessie ROBB, Daisy WOOLLEY and Stella ASHER, and Messrs. J N ASHBURN, J C KIRK, W J PIERCE, I A KIRK, and H E and R L HERSHEY.

J S PALMER, who has been visiting his brother, S M PALMER, for several weeks, left Wednesday for a trip into southeastern Kansas.

Nettie ROE of Batesville, Ohio, who has been visiting here for a few days, went to Wood River Tuesday.
C R STUCKEY of Danvers, Illinois, is visiting his uncle P E STUCKEY this week.

Eva PUTMAN left for Wallace, Neb., Wednesday, where she is teaching.

Ada LAFLIN of Overton is visiting her sister, Mrs Will DAVIDSON, this week.

Local......County:

Walt BARNEY is preparing to put out a twenty acre orchard on his Center Township farm.

Marriage license was granted Thursday to Joseph GOLDSMITH and Della M WILSON both of Elm Creek.

Harry SYDENHAM has been drawn as a petit juror in the federal court which meets at Lincoln this month.

James LeBAR and Miss Grace DAY, both of Miller, secured a marriage license Thursday afternoon and were married by Judge Easterling.

Mrs. Fred FRICK, wife of the gentlemanly U P cashier, left Monday for Papillion on a two weeks visit with her friends. Fred puts in his time consoling Tom SCANLAN, whose wife and baby are also absent.

The Hook and Ladder Co. elected officers Thursday evening as follows: E A MILLER, president; H S LAMBERT, vice president; M A HOOVER, secretary; J G LOWE, treasurer; W K AYRES, foreman; Robert NELSON, second assistant foreman, G M HULL, third assistant foreman.

The Wide Awake Hose Company elected the following officers Wednesday evening: J F McNEE, president; Frank BODINSON, vice president; Si FUNK, foreman; R O PHILLIPS and E S CARSON, assistants; J B TURNER, secretary; Tony CORNELIUS, treasurer, E S DORSEY, C J STRAND, J RALSTIN, R SCHENK and F SWITZ, standing committee.

January 16, 1897

Tom GASS has been laid off as deputy sheriff for a month, and the place is now filled by W L COOK.

The case of Hannah HAEKER against Ed WELLMAN of Nantasket, charging him with being the father of her baby was tried to a jury this week, and the verdict rendered in favor of the plaintiff. The court assessed a fine of $500 and costs against Wellman, $25 down and $25 every six months until the fine is paid in full to go toward keeping the child.

Thursday was the sixth anniversary of the marriage of Mr and Mrs George J SHEPARD. In the evening they were treated to a complete surprise by a group of neighbors and friends. Those present were Mr and Mrs T J SCOOT, Mr and Mrs Robert HUNTER, Mr and Mrs V C HASE, Mr and Mrs Frank BROWN, Mr and Mrs Charles GOSSARD, Mr and Mrs W H COOK, Mr and Mrs Spencer WRIGHT, Mr and Mrs Dr PACKARD, Mr and Mrs Charles McCANN, Mrs FLAHERTY, Mrs SWAN, Mr and Mrs SWILER, and Mr and Mrs W L KELLER.

Elm Creek Pilot....Tuesday morning people doing business of Front Street found loaded pistol cartridges stuck into the keyholes in their doors, and were somewhat mystified as to where they came from or what it all was intended for. George WILHELMY is one of our "early risers" and was able to cast some light on the mystery as he had seen Gen. L R MOORE, the Cuban recruiting officer, place the cartridges in the keyholes early in the morning, which were to give signal for the general march against the Spaniards. MOORE is in bad shape mentally and James LAYCOCK has been detailed to keep guard over him. He is fitfully active and insists on being around the depot every time a train pulls in and signals wildly, much to the annoyance of the crews. All in all he is the craziest man outside the state asylum.

Henry CUTTING stopped off to shake hands with Kearney friends yesterday. He is engaged in a wholesale cigar and tobacco commission business in Salt Lake City and reports trade good.

Bob CHERRY has resigned his position in the City National Bank and will leave in a day or two for Oregon, where he will engage in business with his brother.

Jesse REYNOLDS, and Nettie KITZMILLER were married at Minden last Saturday.

County News....Gibbon:

Bertha CHILDS went to Hastings Monday to attend Episcopal convocation. Rev. S B HAYES went to Overton Monday where he is engaged in "missionary" work.

J W WIGGINS, E AVERY and T J FISHER attended the I O O F installation of officers at Kearney last Friday evening.

Mrs P E FREDERICK of Shelbina, Missouri, who has been visiting with her son, S D FREDERICK for some weeks, returned home Monday.

Mr and Mrs R M DAVIS, of Promise City, Iowa, who have been visiting their daughter, Mrs W C SCOTT, for several weeks, returned home Monday.

County News......Miller:
Elliot HARRISON, who is teaching over across the Loup, visited at home Sunday.

Mrs Mattie SMITH, of Pilot, is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs D D HARRISON.

Mrs OLINGER of Sumner and her niece, Miss GODFREY, of Missouri, visited friends in Miller Friday.

Mrs Laura BROWN of Fremont, Nebr. is visiting her parents Mr and Mrs D R WELLS, of this place.

Miss Libbie CASSEL, of South Dakota, will spend the winter with her sister, Mrs John HARSE of north of Miller.

Some of the "weddings about Miller" which were prophesied, have taken place. Mr William MULLER and Miss Jennie QUAIL were united by the holy bonds of matrimony last week; also Mr Jas. LeBARRE and Miss Grace DAY.

County News......Elm Creek:
Dr. BASTEN was in town Monday waiting on Mr and Mrs ARENDT's little boy who is still very sick.

Mr and Mrs J I ULRICH are attending court Tuesday of this week.

Letter List:               Gentleman                            Ladies
                               ENGLISH, F E                  ANDERSON, Mrs Eliza J
                               FERRELL, Adda               HESLER, Miss Kittie
                               HODGE, John                   FISHER, Mrs Ida
                               JUNE, Lee C                     MILLIS, Mrs C A
                               McCOOL, John                 MICMAYER, Mrs Emma
                               NICHOLAS, GUESS         NITCHIE, Miss Sophie
                               NENIN, W                        PFEIFFLER, Mrs Anderew
                               PECKHAM, Thomas
                               WILDER, Wm. T

Legal Notices:
Divorce action, to Fred P CHENEY, non-resident, defentant; that on 12th day of Jan. 1897, Ella CHENEY filed a petition, the object to obtain divorce from you on ground that you have wilfully abandoned her, have failed to provide for her, and she wishes her former name of Ella UMBENHOWER be restored. BO HOSTETLER, Attorney

Robert R GREER, Susie R GREER, the Farmer's Nat. Bank of Malone, N Y; Rock Island Nat. Bank of Rock Island, Ill. And Joseph H HAMILTON, non-resident defendants that on 10th January 1897, Alfred BUECHLER, plaintiff, filed to obtain a foreclosure on a mortgage, executed by Robert R and Susie R GREER on lot number 113 in original town of Kearney Junctin, now the city of Kearney.

January 23, 1897

Married.....L E MITCHELL, landlord of the Cornland hotel,Lexington, and Mrs. Maggie BYERS were married at the home of the bride in this city last Wednesday, Rev. MARSH officiating. The happy couple left for their home in the evening.

Mother Goose Party.....Mr and Mrs V C CHASE gave a Mother Goose Party at their elegant home on Sixth avenue last evening, in honor of their oldest daughter's birthday. Those present were Mr and Mrs S WRIGHT, Mr and Mrs Robert HUNTER, Dr and Mrs PACKARD, Mr and Mrs T J SCOTT, Mr and Mrs W H COOK, Mr and Mrs George J SHEPARD, Mrs FIELDGROVE, Mrs SWAN, Mrs FLAHERTY, Mrs BREWSTER, Will SUCKEY and Walter FIELDGROVE. Miss Ruby CHASE, in whose honor the party was given was the recipient of two elegant gold rings as tokens of the occasion.

Mr and Mrs. A J SHERRET, rejoice at the arrival of a new girl baby.

M J SANDERS couldn't resist the temptation to attend the State Firemen's meeting at Columbus, although a resident of Colorado. He is employed in an insurance office in Pueblo and is doing very well.

George FLEIBIE, of Nantasket, charged with the larceny of ties from the railroad at that point, was tried to a jury this week and acquitted.

John STEARN and family have moved to Lincoln. Mr Stearn is a member of the B & M bridge gang and makes the change in order to be nearer his work.

County News......Gibbon:
Mrs B M NEELEY, whose husband died about two months ago at their home near Kearney, and who has been staying with relatives here since, left for West Virginia Monday, where she will make her future home.

Mr and Mrs R S MARSHALL, of Aurora, Nebraska, moved to this place the first of the week with the intention of making their future home here.

Mr and Mrs Theodore MILLER and two little children, of Hastings, were visiting Gibbon Friends Sunday and Monday.

Mr and Mrs G G WILLIAMS, who had been visiting relatives here for several days returned to their home at Grand Island last Saturday.

Schuyler EVANS, of Rogers, Arkansas, formerly of this place, is in town week on a pleasure and business trip.

Mrs S A D HENLINE and children, of Kearney, were visiting in town the first of the week.

Mrs CRITTENDEN of Custer county, is visiting her sister, Mrs W G SMITH, this week.

E H GENGE, U P agent at Shelton, was visiting his fellow craftsman HARTE Tuesday.

Ewie TOLLIFSON removed with his household furniture to Kearney this week.

Miller News:

The marriage of Philip SMEIG and Miss Anna KAPPLE is announced. Mr Smeig is known in this community as an industrious, upright young man, while Miss Kapple is admired by a large circle of friends as bright and a accomplished young lady.

Roy and Bert SCRANTON started for Beulah, Colorado, Monday, where they will spend some time visiting their father and mother and enjoying montain air and scenery.

Lizzie BURT has gone to Sheridan, Wyoming, for an extended visit with her sister Mrs Dora PAGE and family.

Mrs. A MERCER is spending the week with her daughter, Mrs JOHNSON at sumner.

C GARD contemplataes moving his family to Watertown soon.

Little Belle COOLEY has had a slight attack of diptheria.

Center News:

Mrs Blanche ROSS is attending the Up to Date school.

Ed SNAVELY wears a broad smile, caused by the arrival of a youngster at his home. It was a girl this time.

Ravenna News:

W S BLACK, of South Ravenna, informs us that it is his estimate that one hundred carloads of grain have been shipped over the U P road from South Ravenna and Pool Siding since September 1.

Mrs E G MORRIS, of Chicago, arrived here last week and has taken a position as teacher in the Hawkins district southeast of Ravenna. Mrs Morris has taught many years in Buffalo county and has a good reputation in that profession.

Letter List:                 Gentlemen                                   Ladies
                           Mr C DOBBINS                  Miss Pearle BRICHFIELD
                           Mr Walter GIBBONS

January 30, 1897

Woodman Lodge.....A lodge of Modern Woodmen of America was organized at Hopewell School house, in Thornton Township, with about twenty charter members. State Deputy D C ZINK, of Grand Island, Dr. BENNETT, R L PHILLIPS and W H COOK of this city were present.

Elder CAMP has just returned from a visit with friends in Minden. The Elder performed the first marriage ceremony that ever took place in Minden, and Judge Joel HULL and wife were the happy couple. The Elder is hale and hearty for one in his seventy-fourth year, and he and his wife have gathered over 3,000 bushels of corn last fall and have it well cribbed waiting for a raise in price. He says that once in four years corn brings a good price and ninety-eight is the date he has fixed as the next era of high prices.

Letter List:           Gentlemen                                              Ladies
                          BANGHARD, Roy                       GIBSON, Miss May
                          DUNHAM, E A                            KING, Mrs A F
                          FEATHERSTONE, A N               SWALLOW, Mrs Elizabeth
                          FLURY, Jack
                          HERMAN, or HANK, Jacob
                          HARDELL, G B
                          RAY, W H

Ross and Walter GAMBLE have shipped their household goods to Louisiana, where they will locate with a saw mill. The machinery of their present plant at Arlington, Tennessee, will be moved to the new location. The change is made necessary through scarcity of timber at the old stand.

Mr and Mrs F G KEENS left last Saturday for a trip across the waters to be absent several weeks. Their trip contemplates a visit to Spain, Italy and portions of Africa. The office will be in charge of Tony MAUS during their absence.

Little Locals:

H O WATSON and family have gone east to make their home.

Born...To Mr and Mrs A J Gallentine, January 20th, a daughter.

Mrs W H ROE is visiting her daughter, Mrs C A WILEY, at Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Fred OHLMAN and Clara MOSS, of St. Michael, were granted permission to wed Tuesday.

A marriage license was issued Wednesday to Karl N FERNHABER, of Ansley and Clara PREIBROW, of Luce.

Mrs M E SQUIRES, who was called to Marcus, Iowa, several days ago to the death bed of her mother, returned yesterday.

L C PAIST of Center Township, was in the city Thursday looking for a house with a view to becoming a resident of Kearney.

A license to wed was granted Tuesday to W C BEARSS and Josephine KNOLL, two excellent young people of Riverdale.

Sheriff WORT captured John T BARKER in this city this week, who is wanted at Hampton, Iowa, for the theft of a bicycle. An Iowa sheriff came after the young man and took him back to the scene of his crime.

Rev. C A MASTIN, chaplain at the Industrial School has been called to the pastorate of the Methodist church at Fullerton, and will go to his new charge as soon as possible.

County News.....Miller:
W F TRIPLETT spent last week in Kearney.

Elmer RICHMOND has returned from Newton, Kansas, where he has been for some time.

The Misses Minnie and Sarah ROSE of Kearney, are visiting their brother L P and wife this week.

Mrs KERR, of Ansley, spent severaL days in Miller this week,visiting her friend, Mrs W J FLAGG.

Willie MAHON, formerly of this place, but now of Kearney, is visiting his many friends in and about Miller this week.

Mr and Mrs A A ARMSTRONG of Kearney, passed through Miller last week, enroute for Sumner, where they were going to visit their daughter Mrs Dana McNAMAR.

Mrs F D BROWN was pleasantly surprised Friday of last week by the arrival of her parents Mr and MrsJ P NORTON of St. Paul, this state. They will remain in Miller some time visiting.

Jack MERCER has torn down the old blacksmith shop on the corner of Cummins Avenue, and is moving the material out on his farm where he will use it to assist in building a new residence.

A small child of Mr and Mrs Bligh SWIFT, of Watertown, pushed a grain of corn up one of its nostrils last Monday, and it was thought for a time it would prove to be a serious affair; but as soon as the child was taken to Dr. NORTHROP he removed the corn, and the little one was uninjured.

County News......Gibbon:

Born to W H SMITH and wife Wednesday, January 27, a baby girl.

An infant son of Mr and Mrs HEAM, who are living in a photograph car near the stock yards, died and was buried Wednesday.

H E and R L HERSEY and Daisy WOOLEY and Nettie FLINT, drove up to Kearney last Friday week to see "The Waifs of New York".

Frank HALL caught the index finger of his left hand in the tail-gate of a wagon box and smashed the end so badly that Dr Miller had to take a stitch or two to save it.

Died....At the family residence Sunday morning, January 24,1897, Robert W MORROW, aged 45 years, 10 months and 29 days. Deceased had been suffering for some time with a complication of Bright's disease of the kidneys and a heart trouble, but had only been bedfast for about two weeks. He leaves a wife nd son, besudes many friends to mourn his death. The remains were taken to Hillsboro, Ohio, the birth place of the deceased for burial.

Perry WISEMAN and Nelson JACO were settling a grievance in Judge WOOLEY's court last Friday morning. Wiseman, who is farming Jaco's place failed to liquidate the rent when due, and the latter attached Perry's grain, etc., in order to protect his interest. Perry resented this, hence the law. Judge Wooley gave the decision to Jaco, but as Wiseman was dissatisfied the case may to to the district court.

Married...CLIFTON-BAILEY...at the M E parsonage in Shelton, Saturday, January 23, 1897, Henry J CLIFTON, of St. Paul, and Mabel A BAILEY, of Shelton township, Rev. C C WILSON officiating. Both of the young people are well and favorably known here, Mr Clifton having resided here and worked in the U P depot for several years. Miss Bailey is the daughter of Mr and Mrs J M BAILEY, who live about three miles southeast of town. The young couple go to housekeeping in St. Paul, where Mr Clifton is employed by the U P Railway.

County News......Divide:
Our new minister improves on acquaintance and well he may for he is contemporary of most of the old Sterling Methodist preachers of central Illinois. William BOUCHER is an old fashioned Methodist preacher, and an honor to his profession, and one cannot but wonder that he should be sent out into this semi-arid state. To meet him and talk to him is to meet a man.

Legal Notices:
Order to Show Cause...In the matter of the estate of Luna HULL, deceased. Order to show cause why sale of real estate should not be licensed to the executors of said estate, to pay debts, legacies and expenses of administration. To Joel HULL, Joel HULL Jr., Wyman HULL, Mrs. Helen KIDD, Daisy KIDD, Veda KIDD, Mrs Kate GODDARD, Mrs Marinda SWITZER, and Earle SWITZER, heirs at law and legatees of Luna Hull, deceased. William L GREENE, Judge of District Court.

Chattel Mortage Sale...on 13th Feb. 1896, one Charles L MORAN, executed and delivered to Harvey LOCKHART his chattel mortgage upon one Newton wagon, one set of harness, one four-section harrow, one stubble plow, 14 inch, one gray mare, weight 1,100 pounds named Dollie, to secure a promissory note of $55.00 due October 1, 1896 at interest of ten percent. Mortgage was filed in the office of County Clerk of Buffalo County, Nebr. on 13th April, 1896. Default having been made on said mortgage, so notice given that the undersigned mortgagee will sell the described property on the 19th day of Feb. 1897 in front of R DARBYSHIRE's livery barn in the village of Miller. Harvey LOCKHART, Mortgagee.

July 31, 1897

Died...James McKITTRICK, one of the best known men in this end of the county, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs George MANCUR, last night about sixty-six years of age. Mr McKittrick was born in Gorthnagross County, Tyrone, Ireland, April 3, 1821. When nineteen years of age he came to America, and located at Richmond, Ontario. Six years after he was married to Elizabeth BIGGERS, and settled down to housekeeping at his home in Ontario, where they lived until they moved to Nebraska in 1886. His wife died in 1891. Seven children were born to them, three of whom only survived him. Two living in this county and one in the province of Manitoba. Mr McKittrick was a genial, jovial old man, with a pleasant word for everyone, possessed a sense of honor that would do no evil to anyone. He was confined to his bed but for a short time, the vigorous constitution simply yielding to the infirmities of old age. He will be buried in Kearney City Cemetery tomorrow.

List of unclaimed letters remaining in the post office at Kearney:
                     Gentlemen                                     Ladies
          GRASLEY, T                         GRANT, Rachel
          LISSY, James                         SCHNOOVER, Mrs Ike
          OOD, Howard
          WESCOTT, E A
          HOOLEY, David
          MORAN, Franklin A
          SALISBURY, M L

Little Locals:

J H BOCK was called to Iowa Tuesday by the death of a brother-in-law.

Will HUBBELL, the drayman, was called to Iowa Friday by the sickness of his father.

Mrs. Edward SNYDER of Center precinct left Wednesday for Ohio on a visit to her parents.

Leopold, infant son of Mr and Mrs L STECHER of East Lawn, died Wednesday of Cholera Infantum.

Mrs CARTER, mother of Agent CARTER of Amherst, is visiting friends in Kearney. Her home is Pittsburg, Kansas.

Among the heavy losers in Monday's hail storm was F B PECK of Amherst, who had twenty acres of beans that promised twenty-five bushels to the acre.

Capt. HEFNER, recently with the State Industrial School is running a machine ship in Edgemont, South Dakota.

John BRADY, Jr. has gone into business on his own hook and running a flour and feed store at Colorado Springs, Colorado....

Ex-sheriff John W O'KANE, his wife, two daughters and sisters of Wahoo, and Dr. ATKINSON, wife and his sister of Waverly, Nebr. are visiting Mr and Mrs James O'KANE this week.

Mr and Mrs. W H COOK entertained a party of friends at their home on Avenue B Thursday evening in honor of her sister, Mrs W F GILMORE of Rock Island, Illinois.

F Y ROBERTSON's celery field valued at $5000 was totally destroyed in five minutes during the Monday hail storm.

A card from S G BACKUS of Elm Creek, informs the SUN that he has gone to Pitzer, Iowa on a short visit with old friends and relatives.

John FREEZE and wife of Watertown, were out in the road when the storm struck last Monday. The team took fright and ran away, throwing the occupants over an embankment, severely injuring Mrs Freeze, who was dragged under the wagon box for several rods.

J C DRAKE, of Amherst was run into by the K & B H train Friday afternoon, and badly bruised. Mr Drake is deaf and was walking along the track and did not notice the approach of the train. The train was late and he was off his guard, under the impression that it had already passed.

John MALY, a well known Bohemian of Ravenna, committed suicide last Tuesday, shooting himself through the heart. The deceased was in comfortable circumstandes and the only reason to be found for the suicide is that he was getting along in years, about 70 years of age and in poor health.

Tom WOODRUFF was before Police Judge HOGE, last Saturday, charged with assault on Mrs Mary FARMER. On the evidence submitted he was fined $1.00 and costs. He went home after the trial and renewed hostilities and was again brought before Hoge, who fined him then $100 and costs. The case was appealed and tried Thursday before Judge EASTERLING on a charge of using threatening language to Mrs. Farmer. Woodruff was aquitted.

Mr and Mrs Francis ESLEY celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last Thursday. A purse of gold was left as a token of esteem, the presentation being made by Rev. HAYES of Gibbon. Congressman GREENE was present and made a few remarks.

Divide Township ........Correspondent:
Edson BENEDICT is still a very sick man and prospects for his recovery soon are not good.

Joe SNYDER is very sick at his father's Marion SNYDER, with Dr. CAMERON in charge.

Uncle Billy CAMPBELL was elected to succeed Joseph FRITZ as Treasurer at the recent school meeting.

Legal Notices:

H M DRAPER and Anna DRAPER, Defendants on 21st of June 1897 and Caroline T LINCOLN, Plaintiff, before E Frank BROWN, Justice of Peace. Summons for the defendants based upon Plaintiff's bill of particulars, filed to recover the sum of $28.00 for rent due her from the defendants. McDONALD & SQUIRES....Attorneys.

Phoebe BURNS, William H BURNS, Lydia HAMILTON, and J I HAMILTON, non-resident defendants, being sued by Sarah A FENSTERMACHER and her husband, Tilghman FENSTERMACHER, now deceased to collect on five promissory notes totaling $2986.11 with 8 percent interest that they have not paid. Warren PRATT...Attorney for the Plaintiffs.

October 16, 1897

County Teachers
Who They Are and Where they Will Teach.
1 - Edith Richardson.........................Shelton
2 - Prof. C. G. Keller, Martha Basset, James Cummings, Bessie Bailey, Lucy George, Mrs. M. E. Mahoney............................Gibbon

3 - Emma Masters.............................Gibbon
5 - Fred Lecrone................................Gibbon
6 - Kate Dickerman...........................Kearney
8 - Rose Winchester..........................Gibbon
9 - E. D. Lehman, Laura Elliott, Emma Moss.............................................Elm Creek
10 - Jennie Meyers.............................Shelton
11 - Nellie Hite..................................Gibbon
12 - Minnie Norris, Dot Allen, Blanche McCray......................................Odessa
13 - Flora Richards, Winifred Huston.........Amherst
14 - O.H. Cooley...............................Kearney
15 - Mrs. O. H. Cooley......................Kearney
16 - Mrs. M. E. McCellah..................Kearney
17 - Estella Asher...............................Gibbon
18 - S. D. Nixon.................................Shelton
19 - Paul Gross, principal; Jessie B. Cassidy, Asst. principal; Otto Cook, Jessie Stebbins M. Bamford, Ella Paxton...........Shelton

20 - Esta Applegate............................Gibbon
21 - Monie Bourn...............................Majors
22 - A. M. Johnson............................Gibbon
23 - Maggie Mohring........................Majors
24 - Alice Langhton...........................Riverdale
25 - Harry Overturf............................Gibbon
26 - May Voscipka............................Pleasanton
27 - Cora Ashburn.............................Gibbon
28 - Edna J. Mason............................Gibbon
29 - Estella Rizer...............................Kearney
30 - C. C. Talbott...............................Gibbon
31 - Mrs. Dadie Gould......................Amherst
32 - Bessie Chidester.........................Peake
33 - Mary Sullivan.............................Pleasanton
34 - May Rizer...................................Kearney
35 - Grace Brown..............................Kearney
36 - Anna L. Barth............................Kearney
37 - Myrtle Weddle...........................Miller
38 - Emma Lund................................Kearney
39 - Mary Pugh..................................Ravenna
40 - Ann Gitchell...............................Butler
41 - Cora A. White............................Shelton
42 - Alice Foxworthy........................Gibbon
43 - Jessie O. Scott............................Gibbon
44 - Clara Foxworthy........................Gibbon
45 - J. W. Snyder...............................Sartoria
46 - Myrtle Bell.................................Majors
47 - Joseph Tyler, Lulu Greenwoo....Elm Creek
48 - Emma Deitrick...........................Ravenna
49 - Grace Couert..............................Butler
50 - Lucurta Snyder...........................Prairie Center
51 - Effie Zulauf................................Ravenna
52 - Effie Zulauf................................Ravenna
53 - Angie R. Thompson...................Gibbon
54 - E. R. Graebriel, Agness Power...Miller
55 - Otto Barth..................................Riverdale
56 - Sylvia M. Walker.......................Shelton
57 - Mary Parry.................................Litchfield
58 - Lizzie Burt..................................Miller
59 - Mae Adams.................................Kearney
60 - Mrs. H. Abrams..........................Pool Siding
61 - Jessie Kean.................................Gibbon
62 - Mrs. Irene Morris.......................Ravenna
63 - Ivy Moore...................................Miller
64 - Nellie Pool.................................Majors
65 - Chas. E. Clark............................Gibbon
66 - J. H. Tucker................................Kearney
67 - Blanch Jeffery............................Amherst
68 - I. M. Snell..................................Ravenna
69 - W. H. Bartz, Jessie F. Bridge, Edith Reedy, Olive Jones........................Ravenna
70 - Nellie Klein................................Ravenna
71 - Carrie Keiss................................Sartoria
72 - Carrie Manful.............................Lowell
73 - Mrs. W. E. Corrall......................Miller
74 - Minnie Kenney..........................Amherst
75 - Pearl Okobok.............................Gibbon
77 - Jessie Keyes................................Riverdale
78 - Bertha Gillespie..........................Kearney
79 - Frank Daugherty.........................Miller
80 - Samual J. Boyd...........................Stanley
81 - Marie Burt..................................Miller
82 - Mabel McLain............................Miller
83 - Mrs. N. J. Henry.........................Elm Creek
84 - Nina McCartney.........................Elm Creek
85 - J. P. Geyer..................................Pleasanton
86 - Harriet J. Owen..........................Elm Creek
87 - Cora Clark..................................Pleasanton
88 - Anna Reese................................Pleasanton
90 - May McLain..............................Amherst
91 - Minnie Ayers.............................St. Michael
92 - Nellie Clark................................Ravenna
93 - Clair Nichols..............................Kearney
94 - Sadie Neal..................................Odessa
95 - Mrs. F. L. Blanchard..................Kearney
96 - Miss Hattie Wartnaby................Nantasket
97 - Agnes Gibb................................Gibbon
98 - Edna Reedy................................Ravenna
99 - Nellie Stevens.............................Miller
100 - Lydia Zimmerman....................Peake
101 - Kate Major................................Watertown
102 - Ethel Murdock...........................Kearney
103 - Louise Nutter.............................Ravenna
104 - Fannie Forrester........................Miller
105 - C. H. Benedict...........................Pleasanton
106 - D. F. Valentine, Bertha Valentine.....Nantasket
107 - Flora Hankins............................Nantasket
108 - Vira Krewson............................Amherst
109 - Martha Kocherdscheidt.............Ravenna
110 - Linnie Carter.............................Kearney
112 - E. R. Sheerman.........................Shelton
113 - Clara Reese...............................Pleasanton
114 - Fannie Leary.............................Kearney
115 - Marie Willis..............................Odessa
116 - Maud Norcross..........................Sartoria
118 - Hannah O'Dea...........................Kearney
119 - Edith Lowe................................Amherst
120 - Nellie Pugh................................Kearney

October 16, 1897

Marvin Trott. - The funeral ceremonies over the remains of Marvin Trott were held in the First M. E. church last Sunday afternoon, and were conducted by Rev. F. L. Hayden, pastor of the Presbyterian church, and assisted by Rev. B. W. Marsh. About seventy members of the A. O. U. W. lodge escorted the remains from the home of Selden Trott to the church, and from there to the cemetery. Six members of the Veteran Legion acted as pall-bearers. A large concourse of friends and sympathizers filled the church to its crowded capacity. The deceased was born in Beaver county, Pennsylvania, June 7, 1835, and when two years old his parents moved to Ashtabula county, Ohio. Here he grew up to manhood and received his education at Orwell Academy. In 1857 he moved to Shelby county, Missouri. At the breaking out of the Civil war he enlistened (sic) in the Twenty-Seventh Missouri Volunteer Infantry, and was commissary sergeant during the war. He remained in Missouri until 1870, when he went to Kansas and made that state his home until he came to Nebraska in 1887. Since that date he has lived in Rusco township with the exception of about two years during which time he lived in Kearney. He was a member of the A. O. U. W., joining the order in 1879. He leaves a wife, two sons and three daughters. The family has the sincere sympathy of numberous friends in these hours of affliction.

 


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