Genealogists can't help but look through a list of names. Especially when there is also a time and a place along with those names, like in this newspaper clipping from Dawson County, 1896. To anyone who even thinks they might have an ancestor in Dawson County: "I made you look, you dirty crook, you stole your mother's pocketbook!"
Dawson County PioneerLexington, Neb., Saturday, January 18, 1896
Apportionment of State School Money in Dawson County.
Office of County Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dawson county, Nebraska, January 11, 1896.
To L. Neil, treasurer of Dawson county, Nebraska:
I hereby certify that the school districts of Dawson county, mentioned in the list hereto appended have made reports showing that each of said districts has held the legal number of months of school during the school year commencing the 9th day of July, 1894, and ending the 8th day of July, 1895. Said districts have made the proper census reports and the financial reports as required by law, and are entitled to share in the apportionment of school moneys made at this time to the amounts set opposite their respective numbers.
The moneys apportioned are derived as follows:
From state apportionment as per certificate of state supt., $2525.77.
From fines $4.55.
From last apportionment fractional remainder, $.15
Total amount apportioned, $2530.47.
Number of districts in county entitled to share, 84.
Number of children in county entitled to share, 4110.
Amount of the one-fourth apportioned among the districts, $632.52.
Amount of three-fourths apportioned pro rata, $1897.95.
Amount per district from one-fourth apportioned, $7.53.
Rate per child from the three-fourths, apportioned, $.4617.
Fractional remainder, $.56.
No. Dist. / Director notified / Amount due.
1. / Wm Horner / $201.44
2. / A. R. Morrell / 60.16
3. / G. A. Spade / 23.23
4. / T. J. Cain / 42.16
6. / R. C Beatty / 27.88
7. / B. F. Davis / 28.31
9. / Thomas McIntee / 13.99
11. / C. E. Allen / 110.02
12. / O. J. Lloyd / 29.28
13. / Thomas Spencer / 20.45
14. / J. W. Stewart / 19.53
15. / D. C. Whaley / 24.15
16. / J. H. Malone / 63.38
17. / W. P. Rhoadartner / 44.93
18. / M. B. Holmes / 31.07
19. / A. T. Griffith / 39.38
20. / W. D. Griffin / 94.89
21. / J. D. Smith / 29.23
22. / H. Wallace / 38.00
24. / G. H. Blakeslee / 15.84
25. / S. L. Ford / 25.53
26. / H. A. Wedge / 29.00
27. / Chas. Hageberg / 24.61
28. / T. A. Taylor / 29.23
29. / J. D. Anderson / 40.31
30. / W. A. Love / 28.77
31. / W. L. Hargis / 22.30
32. / W. R. Potter / 29.69
33. / Alonzo Jagger / 17.69
34. / Robert McConnell / 16.76
35. / P. C. Wood / 59.70
36. / A. M. McLaughlin / 14.45
37. / G. W. Winters / 23.09
38. / Peter Kelly / 17.09
39. / P. McTygue / 25.07
40. / M. R. Walker / 19.53
The ladies of the Eastern Star will give a "Box Social" at masonic hall on Friday evening next. Each gentleman that attends must bring a box containing enough lunch for two. In the box must be one of his earliest photographs. The ladies catch the boxes in a "fish pond," look at the photo and pick out the owner and lunch with him. If they fail to find the owner it will cost them lucre. The social promises to be a success already, as the ladies are going to exercise the perogative which this leap year of our Lord gives to them.
James Carr shipped a carload of fat hogs to Omaha, Thursday.
ROBB - On Wednesday, January 15, 1896, to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Robb, of Omaha, a son.
A number of farmers living in Platte Precinct and Northern Gosper county had a big side hunt over there on Friday of last week. There were twenty-two hunters in the party - eleven on each side. S. M. Gatliff was captain of one team and Ed Knapple of the other. By the terms of the hunt the side or team scoring the lowest number of points was to pay for a fine supper for the crowd. Prairie chickens and quail were not to be shot as the open season for those birds had expired, consequently the only game brought in was rabbits. After the day's hunt was over and the game assembled, it was found that one hundred and seven rabbits and one owl was the sum total of the bag gathered in by the twenty-two nimrods. Of this number eighty-eight were jack rabbits and nineteen cottontails. The side captained by Ed Knapple was victorious, defeating their opponents by seven points only. Captain Gatliff says his opponents were successful for the reason that they attached a wire forty rods long, each end to a wagon, and dragged the same over all the stubble fields with a row of hunters walking along behind the wire. No rabbits in a field, by this means, were overlooked, and none escaped from the guns of the hunters. The supper will be served tonight at the Stone school house, on the valley in Gosper county.