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Auburn, Neb., July 27 (Special)

District Court at Auburn

District couort opened here again yesterday morning, with a jury in atttendance and Judge Stull presiding.  

The case of the state against Ben S. Smith, a burglary case for the stealing of an axe is on trial.  The defendant is also held as guilty of assisting in the care of surplus hogs in the vicinity of Brownville.

It is understood that the state will take action on the hog stealing counts if it fails to convict for burglary.  Court will be in session all week.

Nebraska State Journal
Wednesday Morning, July 28, 1897

Shot While Hunting

Brownwille, Neb., March 5 - special

Harry Wilkinson and Charles Kauffman went duck hunting on a bar in the Missouri River this evening.  Wilkinson's gun was accidentally discharged, the whole charge entering Kauffman's ankle. Amputation was necessary.

Morning World Herald - March 6, 1891 

High School Graduates

Young People Get Diplomas at Several Nebraska Towns

Special Dispatches to the World Herald 

Auburn, Nebraska -- The juniors of the Aurburn High School gave a novel entertainment last evening in the new opera house.  The program consisted of a short class exercise by the juniors, a burlesque on the senior class, in its characters stormy meetings and a burlesque on the entire graduating exercises of Thursday evening.

Omaha World Herald - May 27, 1900

Johnson P. Hoover

Nemaha, Neb. March 12. -- The right arm of  Johnson P. Hoover has been amputated on account of a cancer.

Hoover is a prominent farmer and stock raiser.

source: Custer County Republican March 15, 1900 edition
Transcribed and contributed by:  Melody Beery

Happenings at Howe

Mrs. E. J. Tucker visited in Auburn last week.

The Sylvan trio gave a very good musical performance at the church Tuesday.

A little child of  F. H. Morris is very sick with catarrhal fever.

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Buck are visiting friends in town.

L. R. Cheney of the Stella Press was in town Friday.

MissElla Benefiel visited Auburn Friday.

F. H. Morris was in Stella Thursday.

Brance Beck and W. P. Hinds will move to Oklahoma in a short time.

Omaha World Herald –25 Jan. 1897
Transcribed and contributed by:  Marla Zwakman

Reach Wedding Anniversary

Special Dispatch to the World Herald

Aurburn, Nebraska, September 24.--Mr. and Mrs. John C. Stokes celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary Tuesday.

Mr. Stokes is 71 and she is 73.  They were married at Ipave, Illinois.  Two sons are Homer Stokes of Palmer and Dort Stokes, Aurora.

Sunday World Herald, Omaha, Nebraska, September 27, 1931

Peru Normal School

Special Dispatch to the World Herald

Peru, Nebraska, April 29.--There are no new cases of Diphtheria in the dormitory of the State Normal School at Peru, and are not likely to be, as the sanitary condition of the building is perfect. Mr. H. N. Shuman, who has control of the Smallpox cases in Nebraska City and Otoe County last year, has disinfected the rooms occupied by the patients.

Monday, April 30, 1900
Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE)

William Brown

Merchants of Nemaha are co operating to buy blacksmith equipment for William Brown, whose shop was destroyed in a recent fire.

Morning World Herald:  Omaha, Nebraska, Thursday, May 26, 1938

Birth - Larry Dean McMann  

McMann – A 6 lb. 7 oz. son was born Aug. 4 to Mr. and Mrs. Larry McMann, Table Rock, at Auburn Hospital, Auburn.  He has been named Larry Dean.  Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Foy Brown, Table Rock.  Mr. McMann is the former Donna Brown.

Beatrice Daily Sun (Beatrice, Nebraska) – Tuesday, August 11, 1964
Transcribed and contributed by:  Jim Dezotell

Woman Hurt in Car Crash   

Special Dispatch to the World Herald
Julian, Nebraska, March 29.—Mrs. Edward South was painfully bruised and suffered possible internal injuries, and her daughter Margery was badly cut and suffered a broken leg when the car in which they were returning from the funeral of Mrs. South’s sister overturned, throwing them out. Both will recover.

The World Herald, Omaha
Wednesday, March 30, 1921

Fire At Nemaha Causes $60,000 Loss

Nemaha, Nebraska, December 27.—Half the business sections of this place was wiped out shortly after 7 o’clock last night by fire which caused a loss of between $50,000 and $60,000.

The principal losses were suffered by E. E. Booker, druggist; Clarence Ayres, General Merchant and N. C. Jarvis, Barber.

The World Herald, Omaha
Thursday, December 28, 1922

Metcalf and Barton Speak   

Special Dispatch to the World Herald

Auburn, Nebraska, August 18. – What is said to have been the largest crowd ever gathered together in Nemaha County was at the old settler’s picnic at Nemaha City yesterday.

After the little rain was over trains, auto, wagons and buggies brought load after load.

Various kinds of amusements were provided, including ball games, foot races, acrobatic stunts, etc.

The speakers wee State Auditor Barton and Richard L. Metcalf.

Many former residents of the county came from a distance to attend.

Evening World Herald; Omaha
Saturday, August 19, 1911

Old Settlers at Nemaha    

Special Dispatch to the World Herald

Nemaha, Nebraska, August 26. – The Fourteenth Annual reunion of the Old Settlers’ of Nemaha County was celebrated I Nemana yesterday, and proved a great success, fully 5,000 people being present.

The two ball games between the Omaha Originals and the St. Joe Goetzs were both won by the former, the game in the forenoon being 6 to 15, and in the afternoon 14 to 0.

Norris Brown, C. B. Price of Homboldt and H. H. Hanks of Nebraska City delivered addresses. Church Howe, Consul General to Antwerp, Belgium, was also present.

A. L. Lawrence, Sheriff of Nemaha County had an appoletic Stroke while attending the Old Settlers’ reunion here yesterday, but is considered out of danger now.

Saturday, August 27, 1904
Omaha World Herald (Omaha, Nebraska)

Church Howe    

United States Consul to Sheffield, England, visited with old friends and neighbors her last night.

He will sail for England July 1.

May 31, 1903
Omaha World Herald (Omaha, Nebraska)

Protect your Houses from Lightning    

H. H. Bower will sell the coming season, in Nemaha County, the solid copper rod, “King of all rods,”. Also a good iron rod covered with copper, making two complete rods in one. Also a cheap Iron and copper coated .

Nebraska Advertiser
May 4, 1876

Johnson News   

The frog and bed bugs are again herd in the land. Deliver us from the latter.

A short stroll over the prairie found us at Tone Wilson’s place, where he was slinging oats over the land from a wagon. Tone says this is a lazy but economical way.

It was whispered in our ear that the tax collector was out here. We have a particular dread for such fellows.

Protracted school meetings is what the call the adjourned meetings of the school district.

Jud Wright is away so much of the time that we should think it would be a pleasure for him to stay at home and get slightly acquainted with his family.

It must be gratifying to the “self conceited, sniveling youth” of Brownville to have their superiority over fourth rate lawyers and flimsey legal advisers acknowledged.

We noticed the genial phiz of James Cochran in Johnson on his way to Tecumseh.

Laura Snodgrass is swaying the scepter of school mistress at the Union School.

James Hageman is ready to receive your cattle for herding.

Johnson seems jubilant that she have a chance to locate the county seat at Brownville permanently.

Nebraska Advertiser
May 4, 1876

Nemaha City Locals    

All Aboard

At the Johnson Hotel boarders and travelers are well entertained. And connected with the house is a good barn for horses.

The turn table and engine house are in place, ready for business.

We hear that a depot building is to be built immediately.

Our grain buyers are taking in grain daily.

Our merchants have good stocks and sell as cheap as any town in Southern Nebraska.

A new drug store is soon to be opened here.

Our cemetery is now fenced, and lot owners will soon be called upon to pay for, and receive deeds for their lots. Elder Cartwright preached lst Sunday and evening in the school house. The Christian Church is strong enough here to erect a meetinghouse of its own. All it needs is for some of the enterprising members to take hold of the matter in earnest. Elder C’s regular appointment here is the first Sun day in each month.

Phillip Crother, County Superintendent of schools, desire to receive the names, with post office addresses, of all the blind children and deaf mutes in Nemaha County. Address Mr. Crother at Nemaha.

The railroad hands are filling in and leveling up the track between Nemaha and Brownville.

The engine house and turning table are about finished.

The office for the Chicago Lumber Company is about finished, a fence is being built around the yard, and big piles of lumber are already at the yard. We learn the Wm. Bailey of Brownville, will superintend the yard here.

The people of Nemaha – all who desire to participate – will have a Christmas Tree on Christmas Eve, in Hoover’s Hall. Get your presents ready.

The article in last week’s paper concerning Levi Johnson, exactly reflected the sentiments of a great number of our people. It is undoubtedly true that it is largely owing to his efforts that we have the railroad. He is deserving of aid to place his hotel in number one order. It would reflect credit on our city, at the same time be helping a most worthy man.

Sam Bennet has commenced erecting a saloon building; but I lean he has not yet had license granted him.  The people here want him to understand that if he retails liquor in this town he must do it in strict accordance with law, otherwise he, or anyone else who undertakes to do so will have trouble.   No man can set up a saloon in Nemaha under license procured by fraud, without meeting with a resistance equal to the occasion.

Nebraska Advertiser
December 5, 1878

Saloon License Editorial   

Nemaha City, December 2, 1878
Editor Nebraska Advertiser

I believe a majority of the people of Nemaha City do not desire a liquor saloon in their midst.

Mr. Samuel Bennett has applied for a saloon license and is about to erect a little house in which to run it.

The License, I learn, has not yet been granted by our city council. This is well, and if they shall refuse positively and finally it will be better.

If they do grant Bennett license, knowing the fraudulent process that was adopted to make it appear that his petitioners were real estate owners here, and accept his, illegal bond, they will, to put it mildly, disgrace themselves, commit a great moral crime against our would be law abiding city, and show conclusively that they were in league with fraud, preferring to nullify law rather than enforcing it according to its spirit and intent.

A deed was made by a party who owns a small interest in a town lot or two, to some ten or a dozen men here, all of whom were Bennett’s petitioners; the face of this deed making it appear that these men were real estate owners. A certificate to that effect was made by a justice of Brownville. Soon as the certificate was placed in Bennett’s hands, the deed was given back to the man who made it. The whole thing was a most glaring, premeditated fraud, of course.

Now in behalf of the people and of law and decency, I declare that such proceeding will not work lovely to Mr. Bennette or any of the parties who aid him, if they persist in forcing a saloon upon us. A damnable rot gut hole is too great a detriment to any place to submit passively to its erection. When such places are established in strict accordance with law, then we will be compelled to submit; but unless so established, the proprietor, whoever he may be, will be harassed to the utmost extent justifiable by law. A fund will be raised by our many temperance people, and those who love to see the supremacy of the law sustained, for their protection, that no saloon keeper will care to buck against. If this thing goes onto consummation, and Bennett gets his license in the manner he has adopted, I will ventilate this matter further, giving the names of the grantees in that extensive transfer of real estate.

By the way, I should say that I understand that the Justice who gave the certificate on that fraudulent deed. learning the facts in the case, has withdrawn it. So that’s another wrong righted.

Yours, etc.
K. N. Pepper

Nebraska Advertiser
December 5, 1878

Local News   

Professor Barrett and Miss Barrett, of Brownville, attended the commencement exercises at Nemaha last Friday night. The professor has been reelected principal of the Brownville schools and his salary increased from $50 to $60 per month.

T. C. Hacker of Red Cloud, came to Nemaha Tuesday, remaining until Thursday, when he went to Brownville to see his brother in law, G. W. Fahbrother, who is in a critical condition from the effects of a stroke of paralysis a few weeks ago.

W. W. Reif has sold his 80 acre farm five miles southwest of Nemaha to John Wixon of Stella. Mr. Reif will stay on the farm this year, but expects to buy another Nemaha County farm before the first of March. The price paid was $4,000 - $50 per acre.

Having sold the general merchandise stock belonging to the S. Gilbert Estate, I wish to settle up all the business of the estate as quickly as possible, and would ask all owing accounts to call and settle by case or note. All notes and accounts will be in the office of Gilbert and McCandless and can be settled there at any time.
Rose Gilbert, Administrator

The Nebraska Advertiser
June 1, 1900

High School Commencement    

The commencement exercises of the Nemaha High School were held at Hoover’s Opera House Friday night of last week.

The program opened with an instrumental solo by Miss Jessie Dye. Then prayer was offered by Reverend J. M. Darby, followed by a solo by Miss Lela Gaither, entitled “Kissing Papa through the Telephone.” Miss Mabel Baker delivered an oration and salutary entitled “Building for Eternity.” Miss Rose Seabury followed with an oration on “Memories’ Bells,” and Mr. Emery Howe spoke on “The Life of Grant, Misses Grace Paris and May Baitber sang a duet, “Life’s Marry Morning.” Miss Pearl Burns delivered an oration on “Advantages of a Good Education.” Miss Norma Haith followed with oration and valedictory, “The Battle of Life.,” Miss Lillian Minick sang a solo, “Farewell Sweetheart.”

D. W. W. Keeling, president of the school board, presented the diplomas to the five graduates, giving a little talk full of good advice. The class address, one of the best every heard in Nemaha, was then delivered by Reverend J. M. Darby. An instrumental duet by Misses Jessie and Blanch Dye closed the program.

The stage and house were decorated with flowers, evergreens and flags. Back of the seats occupied by the graduates, in the center of the stage, was a ladder decorated with evergreens and flags, and over this was the class motto: “Climbing the Ladder of Success.”

The opera house was crowded and there was so much confusion in the back part of the house that very little of the program could be heard by about one third of the audience, otherwise everything passed off nicely.

The graduates all received a profusion of flowers and a number of books, and other presents were received.

The Nebraska Advertiser
June 1, 1900

Decoration Day Services   

Were held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon. A storm came up about the time for the services to begin and a great many were kept away on this account, but the church was fairly well filled.

The program was a good one. There was good music, two or three recitations, reading by Miss Mellinger Minick, and a splendid address by Reverend J. M. Darby.

On account of the rain the graves could not be decorated, but many flowers were left with Walter Hadlock and he took them to the cemetery Thursday and placed them on the graves of the departed heroes.

The Nebraska Advertiser
June 1, 1900