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About Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921 | View Entire Issue (April 4, 1901)
Publlilivd erery Thursday at Uiv County 8o t.
D. M. AJWinTllKY\ Ktliior
0 S. OSIIOUNK , LucalEtlllor
JOB PniftTlNU DIPANTMf NT.
3uO < llcc In Curler Ulock , Fourth Ate.-
Untcrcdnt lire postnnico at llrok ii Uow , Neb ,
ti ( Oooml.cUe * matter for tnmmnltdoii lhrongh
tlio U. 8. Malta.
One Year , Inadrnuce. . . . . fl.lW
THURSDAY , APltlL 4 , 1901 ,
Broken Bow lina for the third
time declared by popular veto
against licotiHo nnlootiH and the
liquor trntlio. The nmjority
is substantially as great an
year , yet the vote wns not taa large
ngaiiiHt an it wan last year , Count
ing tboso under qtiarintinu and ab
sent from the oily that wore oppon.
ed to license the vole would havt-
buuu forty-live against. Last year
the vote against wan > I7.
Gov. Dietrich ban Hhown the part
ol witulout in deciding to vaoato the
ollioo of governor , that Lieut.-Gov.
Savage may occupy the gtiburna.
tlonal chair. Nothing short of that
would have satisfied the pubhu.
When Governor Diotrtnh was lion-
orod with the election by the leg
islature to the high pouition ef
United Slates Henutor , it met the
approval of a very largo claim of
those who made him governor.
But they would not have been sat-
idliod had he assumed to till the
'position ' of both governor and
Unitnd States senator and draw the
salaries of both. Gov. Savage by
law and by right is entitled to thu
position and it ) highly oompittant to
till the executive chair and ho
should have the place.
Gor. Dietrich bus Htirred up an
other hornet's nest in hiu vote of
.the appropriation of the salaries for
the nine supreme court anmmiaHion-
ers , their stenographers and Chief
Clerk Ilordnian. The veto oarrioH
with it appropriations of $80,000 ,
which he saves to the taxpayers of
the state. The governor urged the
legislature fo pass a bill requiring
the chief clerk of the supreme court
to turn into the treasury the fees of
his office , but they refused to pasa
the bill , and ho claims by their re
fusal it would have given the chief
clerk a salary for the two years of
$60,000. Chief Clerk Hordtnan
declares that ho will closothe doorB
of the state library and not attempt
to perform his duties , for which
the constitution limits Inn salary to
$1,500 a year. Bat as the appro
priation for the two court bailiffs
was not out off , one of them can
keep the library open and the state
eau net along without Mr. Herd-
man's service * . The governor's
inohssgo on the vote is as follows :
Lincoln , Nob. , April 1 , 1001.
To the Honorable Secretary of
State : I herewith deliver to you
house roll No. 430 , being an act to
provide for the payment of the sal
aries of-the officers of the state gov
ernment , etc. , iu which act I have
withheld my approval of and do
hereby veto the following appro
Uuder caption of "State Library , "
salary of clerk to the reporter per
annum , $1,000 , $2,000 ; salary of
deputy librarian per annum # 1)00 ,
for the biennium § 1,800.
My approval is withheld from the
foregoing appropriations because
the duties thereof rightfully devolve
upon the clerk and if he U unable
to perform them ho should bo re
quired to hare the work performed
without expense to the state.
Under the caption of "Supreme
Court , " in said bill , house roll No.
430 , my approval is withhold from
and the same is hereby vetoed , of
that portion which reads as follows :
Salary of nine commissioners each
per annum $25,000 , $45,000 ,
Salary of deputy clerk per annum -
num , $1,800 , $3,000.
Salary of deputy reporter per an-
uuiu $1,800 , $ .3,000.
Salary of assistant reporter per
annum $90C , $1.800.
Salary of supreme court oommie-
Bionera' stenographic asHistants aoh
per annum $1,000 , $18,000 *
Three assistants to reporter , $90C
per annum each , $5,400.
Through the exorcise of the vote
power in this instance my endeavor
HO far as it is within my power , is
to afford that relief to the taxpay
ers which the legislature , thotigl
earnestly importuned by mo , ne
glected so to do.
While the docket of the supreme
court is in a congested condition
and while the commission would no
doubt furnish some relief , atill il
would be a manifest injustice to
entail such an enormous expense on
the t-xpnyeru without affording
some sort of subHtantial relief.
In my vote I have stricken from
tlio list appropriations aggregating
more than $80,000. To intercept
tliiH Iprgu expenditure I have been
compelled to veto , not alone the
amount appropriated for the coin-
mission , but all Hums incident
It was plainly within the power
of the legislature , jta it wan its
duty , to afford relief both to the
court and to the tax payers , and no
doubt it would not have failed cu
signally had it not been for the
contaminating inlluynoo of barter * ,
tradcH and deals with a oorrup'ion
fund and Mn unscrupulous politician
as concomitants. The I'OIH , should
the commiHHion obtain , Would for
the next two yo'irs amount to at
least $00,000. It was my intention
when I urged the creation of a oom-
nmsiou in my inaugural rmiHsago
and when latterly 1 approved the
bill creating a commission , that tin1
legislature would require the pay
ment of the tees into the treasury.
On no other grounds would I have
countenanced any HIICI undertaking
That any ono officer of this state
should be permitted to put into bin
pocketH $50,000 in loon rightfully
belonging to tlio people or their
public treasury is monstrous. It ! H
Htraiigo too , that UIOKO flagrant
methods should be practiced ri ht
in the prononoe of the highest ju
dicial tribunal of this state and
that , too , without a word of protest
from said court. I can conceive of
nothing more iniquitous than the
proHUtiition of justioo bj public
officers chosen and sworn to protect
and adminiHter it. I am a firm be
liever in an elective judiciary and
while willing , on grounds equitable
to the taxpavors , to appoint a coin-
uiUsion , utill such an act might
iiavo been the very moans of delay
ing such constitutional remedies as
will afford uuflioiont and permanent
relief. At the session ] ust closed
.ho legislature considered and rejected
jectod a bill which provided for the
submission of a constitutional
amendment , though just such
itnondtnent is sorely needed.
Having exhausted every effort to
correct the abuses , oven going so
'ar as to have two bills drafted and
ntroducod which required the pay
ment of the fees into the state
roasury , only to have them rejected
> y a powerful lobb'y , the center
igurc of which was in the supreme
court clerk's office , I am conetraiuod
as a last resort to invoke a constitu
tional prerogativeone which should
rarely bo exorcised , but which juat
at this time seems to be the only
saving clause and the only means
> y which a monstrous public wrong
and injustice may be successfully
I also return without my approv
al and the same is hereby vetoed ,
that appropriation in the act known
and designstod house roll No. 430 ,
uudor the caption of 'Institute for
Feeble Minded Youth , " at Beatrice
the following :
Salary of physician per annum
My objection to this is that such
official and such appropriation cai.
bo dispensed with without detri
ment to the institution or injury to
the inmates. C 11. DIKTHICH ,
An tiiRtructirc Alfalfa Field.
It is well to know that alfalfa suc
ceeds in the alluvial valleys of the
state like those of the Plsttte , Re
publican and Beaver. Excellent
success has also been attained iu
growing alfalfa in the eastern port
ion of the state , notable in the fields
of the State Agricultural Farm at
Lincoln. It is not generally known
that alfalfa can be successfully
grown on rolling upland in the
central portion of the state , or on
lands that have usually boon considered -
sidored to dry to bo aafe for general
A notable illustration of what
can be douo on lauds of this
character is to bo found tive miles
west of Kearney. The U. D.
Wanton ranch has some 5 , 000 acres
of valley land of which nearly half
above the level of the Platte , whioh
was broken six years ago , re-plowed
diaced , and tinloy harrowed in
August with the thought of conserv
ing sumniqr moisture , roughly plow
ed ; n November and allowed to lie
rough for winter to catch the flur
ries of snow. In early spring this
field was thoroughly disced , pulver
ized , harrowed and made into a fine
seed bed , and in April at the propel
time for seeding WBU seeded to
alfalfa , drilling half the need each
way. Sufficient ot the rainfall of
the previous year and of the frost
moisture ot the preceding winter
had been conserved so that there
was enough moisture iu the toil to
rise to the surface and insure
prompt germination of the seed.
This Held has yielded fair crops
of alfalfa for five years in sue
cession. In the driest season ono
cutting and some grazing , and in
the more favorable years two cui-
IIII H. While the yield of nlfalf-i
from this dry hillside IH not nearly
HO largo as from the nub irrigated
vnlloyp , the amount of hay cut and
pnfl'urago ' secured has boon siilliciunt
to make it a profitable experiment.
This JH also intprosting as showing
what may be done with hundreds
of thousands of acres of nimilar
lands that have been thought to bo
useful only for the limited amount
of prairie grass grown thereon for
gra/.ing , It should be borne in
mind , however , that the "oil re
I or rod to is a yellowish clay loam
that holds moisture better than the
average western table land.
E. F. STKVKNU ,
Crete , Neb.
l New Urn
. ) , F. Johnson roportH that four
head of cattle belonging to D. K.
Rockwell died of cornstalk poison
ing last week. They had been
turned into a new stalk iield and
died thu third day thereafter.
Roy Bolts roeoivod a bad kick
from a horse recently. The horsu'n
hoof landed juat a fraction of an
inch above hio right eye , making
an ugly gash. It was a narrow es
cape lor his outic , and Roy is
thankful that his injury is no
This session of the legislature
nettled ono quotation for all time in
Nebraska. Wo all favor the elec
tion of a United States senator by a
direct vote of the peoplo.
Residents of this section of Ne
braska will doubtless bo interested
iu the law which has been made
this session of the legislature , com-
mouly called the game law. By
the provisions ( it this act , it IH un
lawful to kill prairie chickens , ex
cept from October 1 to November
30 , quails cannot be killed except
during the month of Novouibei ,
and cannot bo killed at all until
1903. PersouH are _ allowed tc fish
from April 1 , to October 31. The
right to kill is in all canon limited
to a hufiioient supply for private
food purposes. The transportation
of game is forbidden at all seasons
of the year. Coyotes , skunks , and
rabbits may bo killed at any time of
the year. Not a single word is said
about prairie doga.
Sargent Leader : >
Mrs. A. F. Spooner and Miss
Cooper drove over to the Bow Fri
day afternoon , to attoud the
theaohors and npatrons institute.
Tha stormy weather prevented MisH
Cooper from returning 'till Monday
afternoon , eo that there was no
school in the primary room Mon
M. E , Vandcnberg has purchased
a new incubator. Mott intendd to
make a specialty of raising yellow
legged chickens for the preachers.
Pete Lakemau received a letter
Irom his brother , Jake , last night.
Jake states that tbe boys are all in
good health and have secured good
jobs. Jake writes that ho is work
ing iu a hardware utoro at Boise ;
"Bobby" Anderson had secured a
position in a drug , store ; Tie Sav
age IH working on a ranch 20 miles
from Boise , and Will Buohrig is
working in the round house at
The Rev. Goo. .Longstaff whilst
out hunting yesterday killed a fine
bald eagle. It measured six foot
two inches trotn tip to tip of wings
AH Eaetor grows near , egg stories
must bo expected. J. R. Thomas
starts the ball a rolling , and has
gathered three hundred and thirty
eggs from twenty-nine horiH ir
twenty-sevon daya. G. B. Lodge
has gone him ouo better , and has
gotten seven dozen in six days am
has no hens at all , but Mr. Lodge
should be oxcuied .mid his state
ment accepted without question , as
ho lives next door neighbor to
Elder Gilson , who ia noted as not
only being fond of the yellow
legged chicken but is a profossiona
man in the oaring for the laying
Amity Chronical -
The sneak thieves are still at
work in the neighborhood. A sot
of double harness -was stolen from
the stable of W. H. Zimmerman
Wednesday night. No clue.
Grace Hurlbort has left for the
western part of tbe state , where she
will soon begin toaohing. She ban
just finished a successful term
north of Westorville.
Wo have always maintained tha
Cuslur county IB fall of statesman
vho are qualified to ( ill any office
rom pathtnastor to provident. Col
Savage will slide into the govor-
nor'H chair and preside over the
tontines of the state with ease and
. 11. C. StiiUHon , who ban r6Hidi > d
on tinGabu Pay ton farm the past
'o. r , will move Inn household
effects to a ranch in McPherson
county. Mr. Stimson ban mot with
) iid luck the past year , having IOH (
eight head of hiu bust horses , and it
H to bo hoped that ho will meet
with bettor success in bin new
Miss Eva Benjamin , of Broken
iow , Hpout several dayH in Calla-
way , visiting old time friends.
She returned homo on Tuesday.
ilunoii City TrHiitrrlpl
Miss Chrisman , of Broken Bow
i cousin of MIHB S. B. Chrismai' ,
las located in Mason City with : i
view , wo understand , of opening uj
a dressmaking establishment.
Took Ad vantage of a Convenience.
A few years ago this part ol din
er county was only a broad x-
latiHC of open prairie , and at .thai
.imo little did people think of tin
conveniences her hills and slope *
iffordcd. But lately the uttentioi
of all has bton turned to making
jood use of the natural surround-
ngu , and the remain are HomothiDu
Ono day hut week the writer lint
occasion to visit the farm home o
Win. Eugels , seven mileH north
west of hero , aud at an invitatioi
from that gentleman wo had th (
pleasure of inspecting bin latca
Mr. EngelH * residence is 8itiuvte >
at the edge of the South Loup val
oy , and immediately back and U
.he north of the house , towers (
largo hill , some tilty or seventy
five feel higher thau the land tin
IIOUHU occupies. This hill affords i
splendid shelter from the north
west winds , but Mr. Engeln has pu
it to another use , by putting dowi
a well , erecting a windmill , making
a cistern , and excavating the baub
BO aw to form a reservoir whicl
liolds Bi'voral hundred barrels o
water. From the pump the watoi
goes to the cistern , and when thi
cistern gotH HO full there is a pipi
that leads it to the reservoir
There is alto a pipe loading fron
the cistern to the house , and , bj
cnly turning a faucet in the kitchor
ono may got any amount of watei
as pure and cool as that from tlu
bottom of the well.
From the reservoir the water ii
piped to the yard aud to the gardoi
and the supply is sufficient to irri
ate both. .lust below the reser
voir is the ice house , which is easily
tilled by cutting the ice and sliding
it down the hill a tow foot into tin
building , where there is now atorot
a sufficient supply for the sum
mer.This convenience cost Mr. Eugol
but very little , compared with it
usefulness , and has increased tin
value of his farm a great deal , am
ho in to be commended upon hi
clever engineering iu the construe
tion of one of the best farm im
provomentB in the county. Calla
way Courier ,
Send me ydur name and address and
I will mall you about April 1 , a beauti
fully illustrated folder given fun infor-
mationiabout tbe special rntca and tram
service to California vin the Burlington
Hout , at tlio time of tbe Epworth
LonK o mooting at San Frieco in July.
The folder will enlighten you ou every
point in connection with tlio trip to San
Fruncleco coat of tickets ; how to make
the trip most obcnply and comfortable ,
what there is to Bee on the way , anil why
your tickets should read via the Burling
The round trip rate open to evoryon
from . Oman to Francisco via the
Burlington Kout la $45. Tickets are
good by way ot DeriTer and Salt Lnke
city.J. Franein General Paeenger A ent.
Burlington liout , Omaha , Neb ,
Men 7 Ot.
III ( ieynerf * .
TourlBtB to thu Yelowstono National
Park next season will be treated to a
brand now attraction en a wonderful
geyser. A man named Jamts King , who
tma been living in the Park during the
past winter , lias just infomrmcd the
Helena Kecord that in the early morning
of February 18 lie was awakened by a
terrlleo explosion similar to that of the
explosion ot ti largo xnantiiy of powder.
He HOOD discovered that tlio Fountain
Reyeer basin hail given birth to u new
Tlio now wonder IB located about 200
beet immed lately outh to the fnmoa
Fountain geyser. At the time of Mr.
King's discovery , aud for a long time
thereafter , it was Bending n solid colutnu
ot hot water fully 500 beet into the air ,
tun water gushing forth from a subter
ranean hole about live beet ID dlamolor ,
with a loud roar , For an hour anil a
halt the motiBtnr colutnu ot hot water
ehoi beaveward It than eubaiUod and
hns Blnee been playing at regular inter
vals of about two hours.
Singular enough tbe Exelslor geyser ,
the largest , and in some respects the
most ondorful geyser in the Park
which tuts not been a state of eruption
for several years past , commenced to
ploy on Washington's birthday , and
continued in full play for over live hours.
Sand for plastering furnished on
short notice from the old Gaudy
Z. O. and WJ. . OKOBS.
Itovr to aiiiku IIUIIH I-i'V.
The Ucpubltcitii haft si proposition that
ay ii < > t exactly nolve tint munition ,
'How to Make flora Lav. " but U will
help you to mak > more money ou ; of
your nuns tlmn you arn now iloinx. If
you pay up nil arrennwa and OUH vmr
in advnouu , wci will tu-ud you The West
ern Poultry News OIIH year free. It IP u
big 10-paijo paper published ut Llnuoln ,
Nub. , and IB recognl/.iul nuthority un
poultry matters , many of the beat known
poulUy exports contributing their exper
Notice of Kcmml.
A reward oi $5.00 will bo given
for information leading to convic
tion of any ono tampering or mod-
ling with any line , or shooting in
suhtors or doing any damage inton
tioually on any line belonging to the
Broken Bow Telephone Exchange.
Warning is hereby given that any
porsoiiH HOoffending will bo prosu-
cutod to tlio full extent of the lasv.
BUOKKN Bow TKUKPHONK Excu.
A I'onltry I'upcr I'ree.
The Republican has niadojunuigement
whereby wo can send "The Western
Poultry Newfi" ono year frno to any per
nori pitying ono youi's mibscrlptlon in
advance. 010 subscribers who pny up
and pay ono year in lulvancocnn take ad
vantage of this olTor also. The Western
Poultry News Is a big 10-pugo monthly
chicken paper , mibliijliud nt Lincoln
IS'eb. , and is an RcknuwU'ged authority
on poultry methods. It not only Inter
ests 1'ai.oy breeders , but tlio houaowife
in town or ioiintry : , who wantH to uitk !
some pr'olit from u few liens. It also
hn $ a Belgian Hare department. If you
want a poultry paper , herois yourclmucu
iiskctrh and i1 " ( 'Million r .
quickly n ! ( ' ri'iiu our opli.tnn t > i > \\lniii > ,
invention H iiri b.iMviulpnt il'i' ' ( ' < .mini
tloim.tndly en ; rKlL'iitii.l. linn limn .OM t'u i
wilt fro. OMust ( u.1'iicv Iiprnvin .r . i. it.'int.
I'ntcnta taken tlinxii Ii Jin. i < i ; . ri .
rptclal totct ( , without i'lmyvi\ tln >
Alinndioinely MMitinitM V ( " M" . 1 "f"
culntlot of nnyi ii'MUUc IniTiinl. M' . i
roar : f mr timtjtlw. f U i il.i : yuil r. .
ilrunH oiJl , *
I.OTV llntcM , West tiiitl NortlivvcHt
At a time of year when thousands will
ake advantage of them , the Burlington
Itoute makes sweeping reductions in its
rates to the West and Northwest to
Utr.li , Montana , Washington. Oregon
and British Columbia.
Dates : February 12 , 10 , sind 20.
March 5,12,19 and 20.
April 2 , 9 , 1C , 23 and 30.
Katea are shown below :
To Ogden , Salt Lnkc , Butte , HelI
ena , Anaconda , and MissouU , f
To all Points on the Northern Pa. ] fft
clfic Ry. west of MIssoulQ , including I Hf
Spokane , Seattle , Tncouia , Portland , | y )
as well as Vancouver , and VtctoriaB.C J '
To All Points on the Spokane Kalis & 1 _
Northern Ry. and tbe Washington & > Q OK
Columbia River R.R J QC.U
Never baa the Pad Ho been as pros
perous as now. Labor la In constant de
mand and wRgea are high. The money
making opportunities arc beyond number
in mines , lumber , merchandising , fann
ing , fruit raising , fishing : tud all the other
Industries of a great and growing country.
Literature on rcqupst free.
J. Francis , Gon'l Passenger Agent ,
Omaha , Neb. until apr22
J , J , SNYDER ,
- Notary Public
mill JuMlce of the Peace. Special attention "KIT
en to collection * , Deposition * taken , ponrlon
voucliera neatly executed ami nil klndn of Irgnl
pniicra wrlten. Office ID Ui rear of Hauk ot
llrokrn How. Net ) .
Clinton Day ,
S-HYHICIAN ANII HURGKON ,
Broken Bow , Nob.
Otllco in ttio roar of the Hunk of Coin-
murce. Kosldonoo ( Kb. bouse west of
Baptist church ,
Lunch Counter ,
ECNJaUoy , Prop'r.
All kinds if Heft drinks. Best
brand of citjarfl. 1st building east
of Farmen ' bank.
PENN & DOU1US ,
All ilnds of work In our line done
promptly and In Urst-class order. Red
Shop on the corner , woat of the boso
house. Qlvu ua a trial. v
Any one wlililug n new watch niOTUineiit In an
old ciisc , call un
J. M. SIMONSON ,
I.KADIMI SllOKMAKKR WATCH KEFAIIIBU
Of the city , located In llyen on'i grocery store.
Dr. K M. Hogan ,
Oillce Dyer W. B.Swun'a Qroosry ( tore.
Broken Bow , - Neb.
A. THOMPSON ,
"CONTKAOTOK ANO UUILUKlt.
i and estlmatea on short no.
tlco , Broken Bow , Nob.
CAMERON & REESE ,
ATrOUNKYS & COUNSKLLOU8 AT liAW.
Uoom 8 UIKenlty hloci , llrokyn How , Nob.
Wm. F. Hopkins ,
COjT * ACTOIt AJSO
Plane Mid SpuclOcatlonK on short uoRce. Ma
terial fai iituhed and bulldlnga completoil cheaper
than any miu iu the otnte. Satisfaction guano
tucd &i to pUns ana specifications.
Dr. Chas. L. Mullins ,
PHYSICIAN AND BUUGKON.
2d turway from went cudin Realty
block ; residence , 3rd west M. E.
church , same tudo of street.
Br. J. M. McLeod
1300 O etroet , LINCOLN , Ncun.
Diseases of Women
Fli-1- Muse uoenltul facilities. Jau-S-liit
CoLLoivrs GROCERY i
Having bought tbe stock formerly owned by A. Wallace ,
HO have added a complete
JS3&W STOO3K of GROCERIES ,
And are prepared to soil as CHEAP AS THE CHEAPEST.
FIllTIT , OYHTJJUM and CUI.UKY Ii HICASOM.
Butter and E s taken in Exchange.
Goodr ) delivered to any part of tbe city. Give us r trial.
A. A. COLLOM.
F. O. WOKNALL , I'rcsluent. J. A. IIMUUB. Cnnhler
A. J. UOHKKTaON. Vice 1'ren. \V. D. m.ACKWKM , , Asa't C liler
Farmers Bank of Ouster Gounty5
BKOKEN BOW , NEB ,
Transacts a General Banking BuaineHH. County ClniuiH and
UKIO ACID IN THK HI.OO1) CAUSES HIIKUM VriSll , SUIATIOA. l.UMHAUO NI5U-
IlAUilA AND GOUT.
You eta remoTe tlie cause by uettrln ; oue of our
REX RHEMATIC RINGS.
TliByttrciioiaumlorap-ilUvecn&raiitee. KEX UUKDMATIO CO. , Hartford , Conn
IIOIl BAI.IC 11Y A. 1C. ANnimNON , UUUIC1CN 1IU > V.
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