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Fnbllilied ererjr Thoredaj at theCojinlj Beat.
D. M , AMBHKRKY , I'.Oltor
9-Offlco ID Cottar Ulock , Fourth ATe.tr
BnUred at the poitoffloe t Broken How , Nob. ,
11 eccond.clasim | tter for trtuiulrtlou through
theU. S. Malls.
Ono Year , in advance 11,00
THURSDAY , JUNK 28 , 1000 ,
OUAS H DIKT1UUII , Adorns.
For Lieut , Governor.
E P SA VAQE , CtiBtor.
For Secretary of State.
Q W MAUSU , Hiohardsou.
CUAd WESTON , Sheridan.
WM STEUFFER , Ouuiing.
For Attorney General.
FRANK N PROUT , GAGE.
For Com Pub Lands and lildRs.
G D FOLLMKR , Thayer.
ForSupt Pub Instruction.
W K FOWLER , Washington.
MOSES P. KINK AID.
f JOHN V. NE81UTT
H. H. WINU1IAJI'
KUWAItl ) HOY3K.
PresIdBUtUlKloclorB L. H. HAUntC ,
H. 1 . UAVDIUSON ,
JACOU JAC01ISON ,
JOHN L. KBNKOY.
JOSEPH L. LANQ.
J , II. Edmiston is still doing his
best to kill off Governor Pointer
politically and Las boon Bending
out letters all over the State advis
ing against a ro-mouitaUon. Some
one did not just fall in with Mr.
Edmiston idea and made the matter
public. The result is a big upproar
in the fnssion camp and in the end
it will probably bo found that Mr.
Fdmiston will have done himself
more harm than ho has done any
one else. If ho realy desired to
hurt Governor Pointer ho should
have come out iu support of the
lattors candidacy , North Platte
Edgar Howard , of the Papillion
'limes , who has been an avowed
candidate for the nomination for
state auditor on the fusion ticket ,
was neatly side tracked at Omaha
last Saturday by the fusion con
gressional convention giving him
the empty honor of a nomination
for congress against Dave Mercer ,
the republican nominee. Bryan
was on hand directing the action of
the convention. Howard hasn't a
ghost of a show of being elected.
Ho was only given the nomination
to got him ont of the way of the
state house bosses BO they would
have less difficulty in nominating
some one more friendly to them
than Howard has boon. Boward
The fusionests claim that Bryan
is a man of pronounced convictions
which be expresses fearlessly.
Either the ono statement or the
other must be untrue. The Sioux
Falls convention recently took ac
tion that vitally concerned Mr.
Bryan's political welfare , but cither
ho had no convictions regarding
the action taken or he was afraid
to express himself. Few will believe -
liovo that ho formed no opinion ,
but many will believe that bo
feared to state them because he
I must lose some support and ho de
sired the assurance of the Kansas
City nomination before committing
himself in regard to the action of
the populists at Sioux Falls. If
Mr. Bryan is entirely tearless he
should buve stated his opinion on
this question as teadily as ho has
on others , even though it lost him
a nomination and election , Norfolk -
The railroad asseesmoutmado by
the present state board of equaliza
tion is two million dollars leas than
it was in 1803 , when depreciation
and shrinkage were doing their
worst. The assessment of 1803
W s made by a republican board
and was roundly denounced by the
populists as a gross undervaluation
of the railroad property of thp state ,
What then shall wo say when it has
shrunk still a oouplo of million dol.
lars more , while values have been
returning , railroads are prosperous ,
gnd there is a great deal of now
jniloago and many hundreds of
thousands of dollars invested in de
pots , rolling stock and other im
provements. The flub is not pre
pared to say that the nnpnenment
was too high BOVOII yoarH ago or
that it is too low now , but ono
thing is novortholrpR quito clear ,
that Governor Poyntor's administra
tion has put the reform party of the
state in an ombararsing position
from which it can not well bo ox-
trioatod , Kearney Hub.
Kewiblicnn National Convention.
For l'ioeldotil , Kor Vlco ( 'resident ,
Win. MoKiuloy. Theo. Roosevelt.
The Republican national conven
tion at Philadelphia on the 10 iust.
did not conclude its work until
Thursday the 2'2 , which made it too
Into to give the result in our last
issue. The work of the convention
was most harmonious throughout
and the result highly satisfactory
to a largo majority of the voters of
tie union. The only question of
the convention was in selecting a
a candidate for vice president to
run with Willian MuKinloy. Sev
eral candidates had their supportoid
among whom was Roosovalt , Governor
ornor of Now York and Congress
man Deliver of Iowa , The sen
timent was quito unainmous in favor
of Governor Roosevelt , but * ho was
not a candidate and in respect to
bin wishes a number of his friends
tried to turn the lido against him.
But as the date drew near for
making the nominations the sen
timent had grown so strong for the
Now Yorker that those who op
posed his nomination wont to
work with a will to got him to
stand for the nomination. When
his consent was secured all other
candidates with draw and-his nom
ination as well as president Mc-
Kinluy'a nomination was made by
the unamiuous vote of the conven
tion. The convention wap ono of
the moat enthusiastic over held ,
The platform adopted moots squarely -
ly the issusos of the day and offers
solutions for the questions under
agitation. The following comments
of the press gives an intellgcnt
idea of the opinion of the public
upon the principles it embodies ;
Minneapolis Mliucn ( lad. )
There are no great suprisos in
the platform. Its every declaration
has boon long forrshadowod. It
points to conditions and results and
promises a continuance of such
blessings as the country has enjoy
ed during the last four years if the
the people will vote the republican
party another four years' lease of
Chicago Inter Ocean ( rop. )
The republican platform square
ly faces the problem * of expansion
and offers for their solution prin
ciples which all loyal and intelli
gent Americans will approve. The
republican party counsels no shrink
ing from national duty and presses
forward to fulfill America's destiny.
With suoh a platform and led by a
president whoso administration has
made the nation victorious in war ,
prosperoua at homo and respected
abroad as never before , the repub
lican party will win.
Chicago Tribune ( rop. )
The platform on which President
MoKinloy stands for re-election is
a pledge for good government in the
United States and its now depend-
oncioo. It is a pledge for a sound
currency , for prosperity iu business
and for the successful administra
tion of the nation's affairs. It is a
promise that under ropubhoan
guidance there shall bo no tamper
ing with tbo nation's money or cre
dit , that unprincipled monopolies
will bo combated , that legitimate
enterprises will bo protootod and
fostered and that the duties and
pledges of the nation to its island
dependencies will bo fulfilled. On
the old issues and the now alike it
maintains the high and honorable
attitude of tbo party of constructive
progress. It is a platform that
voices the sentiments and convio
lions of an overwhelming majority
of the American pooplo.
Chicago Uocoril ( lud. )
The framers of the platform of
the republican national convention
showed cleverness in one thing.
They placed the money question in
the forefront and dwelt upon it at
length. They declared the party
squarely in favor of the maintenance
of the gold standard an established
by law by a republican congrcsH ,
They denounced the democratic
party for its adherence to the cause
of free silver coinage at the ratio of
1(1 ( to 1. They lloutod the issue in
the faces of their opponents , seem
ingly daring them to stand by th
position taken at the Chicago con
vention in 1800. In this the re
publican plalform makers wore
shrewd , for the more they can center -
tor interest in the money question
as an issue in the coming campaign
the stronger will tlm republican
ticket bo with the voters.
TJiLLB 1TB OWN SfOIIV.
St. 1'ftul I'lonettr Proas ( rep. )
The piatform adopted by the re
publican national convention tolls
its own story. It is a story of pro
mises fulfilled in a golden harvest
of national blessings far beyond the
measure of reasonable expectation ;
of achievements for the wollboing
of the Atnoricau people , for the na
tional honor and the national glory ,
for humanity and tor liberty with
out a parallel in American history
or in the annals of the world. It
is a story of duty wisely and brave
ly performed iu steadfast reliance
upon the common sense , the com
mon conscience , the patriotism and
the benevolence of the American
people of a statesmanship whoso
beneficent triumphs in dealing with
the conditions of prosperity at
homo outshine in their untarnished
splendors even the victories achieved
in the generous war for the libera
tion of the oppressed people of ether
The Mid Rooders Defended.
The Search Light turned on
Juiljjp Illiomls , by J. U.
Editor RKI'UBLIOAN :
Our attention has boon oallod tea
a letter in the inane of the Custor
County Chief oi Juno , IClh , under
Iho flaming headlines of "a letter
from J. R. Rhodes. "
After n careful perusal of the
epistle emanating from the massive
brain of the Ex- County Judge ( ? )
Johny Rodenl Rhodes , wo are con.
Btrainod to bolicvo that the "jedgo"
iu fumbling ever bis mauuscripls ,
that he unintentionally exhumed
his speech of acceptance , that was
written some time since , ostensibly
to spring upon the Senatorial Con
vention in the event of his nomina
tion , but not as a literary produc
No doubt but that the "jedgo"
has fallen into the fatal error of
talking to much. Whether or not
the "jodgo" was dreaming , wo are
not advised ; it may have boon th the
ho was only soliloquizing and look
ing for some pretense * for not
allowing his name to go before the
senatorial convention as the em
bodiment of all that is good and
pure in the populist party of Ouster
The "jedge" says "that wo
middle-of-the-roaders , are political
Hessians of wall street" "ingnorant
and vicious" "a party of falpe pre
tenses" " ' ' '
"MoKinleyites' , 'super-
anauated oftioo holders , ' "political
" " oul-of-a-
demagogues" "politicians - - -
job" and that "wo draw our inspi.
ration politically from the barrel
of Ilanna and Co. "
Lot us take a rotrospcotivo
glance at the "jodgo" and his
checkered political career , since ho
has turned the search light of
public oppinion and scrutiny toward
him. Wo find iu him ono who has
boon honored by the party
that ho now seeks to dostory. bv his
vile epithets and abuse. It was
never necessary , however , to take
an ox-ray nor a rearch warrant to
find out the "jedges" political
autooodont8whioh | wore democratic
of the "Molly McGuiro" typo , and
that his only manfostations of pop *
ulism was for "revenue only" and
for all the "tratio" would > boar.
His manifested and pretended
populism lasted only up to and in
cluding his tenure of office , and
before he became "superanuated
oflioo holder" , ho was the first man
to betray , besmirch and revile the
character of ? man whoso populism
was without question , his oflioial
record was above reproach , his
many manly qualities , Christian
charity and bonovoolonoo shone out
with ten fold more brilliancy end
exceodud those of this great apoatlo
OTHER FARMS FOR
.By WllklilS CADtiEIiIi , Broken Boua
land 80 acres iu oultivation , $1000.00 half cash ,
OAIIWKM. 480 acrou , black loam loll , rolling , ' f
KKNNBUV 120 acres , rough grass land , 30 aores oultivatod half mile to school houo fiir doil , Sto'ojOO . * .
onflli live miles from Broken How. ' '
MILLUH 100 acres rough graning land , ooil soil and grass , small amount in cultivation , I bought-this
cheap and will soil for $500 , cash only 5 tnilos from Broken Bow. ;
MoBflK 100 aores , 90 aores in cultivation , 70 acres pasture , rolling land , black loam \ soil , well and
windmill , frame house 14 x aa feet granary 18 x 18 , hog lotp , r miles from Broken Bow * l200joash will
sell crop and cattle also.
BKAL 100 acres throe and onol'.alf miles from Ansloy Nebr. , 110 aorofl in oultivatiot/5-,50 acres in
pasture , well and pump , frame barn and hen house , sod house , alack loan soil , * 1000 , ' ono hilf ojsji 'balance
three years 10 per cent intoraat , . , , . ' 'J
CADWELL 1100 acres stock ranch , only live milea from Hroken Bow , rolling bla'ok Joiitrf neil , five
room frame house , frame stable , granary and corn orib , well and windmill tank , lio"i lots aiul Of > rriUH , 250
acres in oultivation , 400 acres pasture. No trades , $5.00 per acre. Owner will also sell 7 : lioVl'oJ.vvtHle atid
11 head of horses and farming implirnonts. Uts health is poor ami ho is bound to go to CaliforniaOi ; he
will sell 080 aonis with above improvement , at 94200 00 one-third cash. ' . *
WILLIS OAOWBLL , Broken BOSVJ Nobr.
Rhodes. AnJ wo find him in
trenched with malice aforethought ,
marshalling his hosts and emplor-
ing the arch enemies of reform ,
entrenching them behind the breast
works of populisim and made a
cowardly asbault upon the first and
only candidate that it was our mis
fortune to lose , soloy and purely
for the gratification of his morbid
desire to injure the party irrepro-
ably in thin county , that had honor
ed him twice for the honorable
position of county judge ; and that
ho ( Rhodes ) tinning out that ho
was no longer to be feared nor res
pected by the rank and file of the
party , dul and was accessory to
and by the aid of certain democrats
and jopublioans , was a party to the
betrayal of the first candidate of the
populist party that was over de
feated in Ouster county , and at that
time used his influence and vote for
J. A * Armour , the republican candi
date. Wo have no means of find *
inc ; out , whether or not Mark
Hanna'fi "barrel' , had anything
with the "jedg es" conspiracy at
that time or not , the "jodge" may
know. If Mark Hannahs "barrel"
didn't have anything to do with the
"jedgCB" ilauk movement , will the
"jodgo" kindly tell us what "in
spiration" of"hunch" ho did receive ,
that prompted him to ono of the
atrocious and dastardly political
tricks that was tevor sprung upon
an unsuspecting people. "Tho
jodge" at that time sought to , and
did sink into the lowest depths of
political polution and besmirch the
"judicial ermine" that wag foisted
upon him by the very men that ho
today calls "vicious and ignorant
Many very many of us have sup
ported the "jedgo" upon his past
party affiliations , ho assured
us that his entire anatomy
bore marks of populism ,
populism , such as that exemplified
by the Hon. Peter Cooper , Solon
Chase , Daniel Campbell and John
Jofiooat , etal. , whom ho now tra
duces and calls "political shysters. "
The tatooing upon a more closer
examination we found that ho had
the . "hands of Esau and the voice
of Jacob. " and that his masquerad
ing as a populist was for "revenue
The "jedge" further sayp , that
"middle-of-the- readers iu
wo - - - our
oppositson to Bryan , is false pro-
tense. " "Principle least concerns
us" and classifies us with ' 'Mo.
Kinleyisim and Co. , " and the
i.jsdgo says to assume such an
admixture it ? mistaking hon
esty for ignorance and vioiousness
and that wo wore fusionists as lonp
as we wore kept in office , and that
as soon as wo wore reduced to the
ranks wo oamo the party's deadly
fee , " and the "jecfgo"- further
says , that the fusionists liavo given
UH the best county governor we
over had , "
When did the populists of Ouster
county over have a fusion on Coun
ty ofiioors , save and except the time
the jminuses betrayed us and we
lost our candidate for County judge ?
That was not "fusion" it was poli
tical treachery and you wag a party
to it. There may have boon fol
lows who have hold positions of
trust and honor who arc now fuai-
cnlets because they waut uu office
and oau't get it , and if my memory
servos mo correctly , ( and wo think
it does ; ) that at the time the "jodga"
made his debut1 in politics as a can
didate for county judge , that the
lopublicaus and democrats "fused"
in the formation of a ticket that
was ohristinod "A Citizens Ticket. "
And by reason of the unholy alli
ance and the opposition to the
painciple of fusion the "jedgo" was
elected by the largest majority that
it was possible to give him , and the
"jedgo" says "shame on such in
gratitude and blatant dornagognory. "
The "Jedgo"'bsays that Mr.
3ryan represents all there is in re-
'orm. It 10 to 1 , is all the reforms
that we populists demand , possibly
Mr , Bryan stands for that , but
'Jedgo * ' did you ever know a pop
ulist that was ever in favor of a re
deemable money ? Mr. Bryan's
platform declares for coin redemp
tion. Does the "Jodgo" believe
that 10 to 1 , with a string to it , is
the great panacea for all our politi
cal ills ?
The "Jodge" says "reform from
the mouth is faith without'works. "
Now the "Jedge" puts us in mind
of the Irishmen's frog , ho is all
head and month and has as little
to his credit an a true reformer as
any "supornaluatod ofliuo holder"
that over uamo down the pike.
And he further says that "tho only
inspiration of the mid-readers will
bo what they draw trom the Ilanna
barrell , and that they will not lack
funds to bring speakers from the
distant clime of Alabama to Ouster
oounty to preach the gospel of dis
content and opposition to Bryan.
That their impractical and vision
ary schemes will be hocked all ever
the country with a view of deooiv-
inc the people.
Yes "Jedge" we have had the
Hon. M. W. Howard , of Alabama ,
"a speaker from a distant clime"
to speak in Ouster county , and if
the "Jedge" is doubtlul as to where
we draw our inspiration , we will
gladly show him our expense bill
for the same. Wo are solely res
ponsible for M. Howard's appearance -
anco before a Ouster county au
dience , Qand up to date wo have
paid the freight , and have aot as
yet , nor neither do wo intend to
draw upon Mark Hanna's barroll
for our inspiration either.
( The straw man that the "Jedge"
put up And labels "Barker , " and
attempts to give him a knock-out-
blow by striking him 'in the solar
ploxis , with vile ophitets and abuse ,
such "busted banker"
as and at-
ributing to him purpdrted 'and pretended
tended interviews , availeth nothing
and is a striking resemblance of
the political "bushwaking" that the
"Jedgo" is an adopt to.
The middle.of-the-roadors in
Ouster county and of the United
States , arq the men who have been
in the Vanguard of reform for many
years past , and have been consis-
tant reformers and not reformers
"for revenue only , " nor have they
been chasing after political phan
toms and every false God of reform
that in the past has mnsquraded for
votes , with only a reform table as
an iusigm , Our candidate for
president , Mr. Barker , is a tried
and true reformer and was a delegate -
gate to the convention that norui.
natod the Hon. Peter Cooper , and
was a member of the committee on
ruBolutioua , Ignatius Donley , our
candidate for the vice presidency ,
was and is the man who wrote the
Omaha Platform , which you
Jedgo" got onto w'th both foot
when you was a candidate for , Couh-
ty Judge. ' $
Instead of wo rniddle-of-tlla-
readers being the "deadly foo" arid
the worst clement that you fusionists -
ists will have to contend with , will
depend largely upon tlio attitude
and the "longtonu" and small bore
political shysters that infeat the
fusion ranks. , p , j
The intention ofthe
readers , is the open door , policy , fso
that the vilest sinner may' return ,
and that the prodigal spn of - popu
lisim may have a place where-4io
may lay his head wj hout , .leaning
pp against the democratic "party for
bis support , and after the Kansas
City convention , wo will welcome
your return to the populist fold-
with hospitable hands . upon the
bosom of your pan'ts , that you may
make amends for your political
short comings and the error of your
way and that the "bushwhacking"
brand of politics , that now covers
the broad part of your anatomy will
bo effaced to such an extant , that
you will not be a standing candi
date for State Senator , "or any
other old office , " but instead , will
Htaud up for the principles of'popu-
lisin , because it will bo more < comfortable
fortablo for you to Htand than to sit.
Yours for Principle , :
J. G. PAINTKB.
P. S. This aitiolo was offered
and presented to the Ouster Oounty
Chief , for publication , also to tin
Ouster County B 0,100 u , which 'has '
been refused and passed up for rea
sons best known to themselves !
hence we are compelled to go to the
opposition press and accept their
courtesies for space to defend popu-
liHiui from the attacks of its enemies
iu its own ranks.
_ - E-
AH time and experience' IB accumu
lated the interest in the Broken
Bow Creamery grows in interest
with those who patronize it. Three
montliH ago it stared iu with only
a few hundorted pounds' of
milk , only two or thruo times a /
week. Besides the public geiier- / " ' * " ' 1
ally had but little faithin itjiad.ils
patrons wore not sanguine of it bo-
nig a success to thorn financially.
Uut aa time passes patron grow
more pa nguinu and now advocates
are tolling of its advantages.- * Said
one man to the writer , after receiv
ing his monthly chock from the
oroaihUry df Itidi * than a dozen , cows. '
"It is just like findirie ; it. " j jT , a"in
out nothing , but a little cxtraj .lab
" ' " " " * ' *
or each "Say in 'friilKru"g"niy"coWsV' I
got the milk back and make gener
al use of it the same as wo WQ uld
had it not been separated } * 'Tho
ono tenth retained by the cQmpgny
for-'doliyery isi'nolhing as tho'Vre.
majhdor oomoaiOjino as oleajr - pro-
fit.f The labor uf'cooling skimming
ohiirniiifff working and. mafkol ; ng
the butter whialLcoHt all \v.V-get
out of il'is done away witli. The
cvoidenco that ethers ani bogimug
to appreciate the advantages of the
creamery is manifested in the in
crease of the daily receipts \yhioh
now averages nearly 4000 pounds.
a , ' v
. A JlcllRloui Nnimtor. "
Senator Platt. of New York , , is n , re
ligious man , and $ member In ; good
staSdlng of the Presbyterian ' "church ,
lie Joined the Madison squarqchurch
when ho first came to Newt- York ,
morp than thirty years ago. and 'was
a member of thp choir. v for itwclve
years. Senator Platt Is OBO h licensed
pharmacist , and used to put up a pr < -
jscrlpUon prll s anybody , _ _ , ,
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