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hu SdaYI Sep.tember 10 , 1Y03.
: I REPUULlCAN TICKET
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I Count lokot.
For . CountT Judge
J. A. ARMOUIt.
: F r Count , Clerk
U W. DBWEY.
F r COtlDt ) ' Trea.ur r
W. A. OEOItGli : .
Tor Count , berla
} for Clerk Dlltrlct Cburt
. ORO U.IAUt. : .
Tor SuperIntendent ot Scboole '
J , U. W. LRW1S ,
J' t Oounl , Surve'or
F' E , V.ufANTWEI1P.
} f t OOllnt , , A.I"'eor
JULb:9 : AUMONT.
F . r CIIQnt , Coroner
} f r To"ndllp Clerk
A , D. 'DA.NGS.
F . r Townsblp Trollures
J , M. KIM BRLIN .
F r JIIIUCI of tbo Peace
J , J. SNYDER.
For Coni table
L , JJ ; . COIB.
F r noad Ofellaer , DI.trlct No.1
F . r Road OUlleor. Dhtrlct No 2. ,
lJIIAHLEY' KAU1'P. !
F i Road OTe seer. DI.trlot No.3 f
' . P. ' 14. 6TItADLEY.
Fbi Roaa Ovenoer , Diltrlct No.4
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J1' , r Road Onneer Dlltrlct No 5
FIUsD : AUTIIUIt
} f l ! 1&oad Overseer DlttrJct No. II
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} for Road Oeneor DI.trlct No.7
J. N. WFBT.
The Nebraska Farmer of Sept.
3j h : .n fine write up.of.Dr. .J. ' G.
Bteni er's ranch property and
h d of Short Horns of this city.
' .Qhe.'Farmer ' the
, gives 'pedigrees
ofia number of his best animals
sl1owing..tliem : to be-from the best
f . . mi1i s .of ' shorthorns . in 'the '
country. The Farmer has views
okhis .ranch 'as .w ll as eYeral
ofh rr nches in the co' nty. A
c9 Y pf , this issue is well worth
the price of the , paper for a year
toany ! fE tmer of Guster county.
t e paper each week treats on
pra Hcal fafming in Nebraska
a . should be read by every
f'\JJ1er \ in the state. It can be
hatrwith'tbe Custer County Rn' :
P nI.ICAN for $1. 5 a.Year.
' .r.he Beacon predicts that the
p op1e will fi'nally protect thein-
se1Y. s fthe ballot. The Beaon :
isa ! optim'ist.Beacon. .
/e / fcel : ; greatly encouraged. ;
For. years the RnpUBIICAN has
l bored with the Deacon en.
d voring to lift it out of the
"S . , ugh oDespoml" that it migh .
.Glasses TJ1at Suit ,1 ,
Your Eyes are what yoU wltnl when ,
you need glasses at all. Glasses
that are not what your eyes require
may be a hiutlrance instead of It
f elp to good vision. It is also very
; 1mportant that the. . . . . . . .
F AMES i
'hold the glasses in 11 proper posi. 1
IUon in frout of the eyes. It will
Icost , You noUling but a few wom.
rents of your time to step in and
'Iee-if'you ' need glasses.
F. W. HAYES ,
j.EWELE & OP' 'ICI N.
. . - West " ' - Side of Square.
rejoice with us in .beholding the
gr tldure . that sorrounds those
that have.eyes tO Bee. It always
has' . been the o it1ion of the RH-
I'u IIC N that there is more real
happiness for the optimist than
is possible for the pessimist to
enjoy. Now we bclcive with the
Beacon that tHe pdople wi1l protect -
tect themselves at the ballot in
the future as they have in the
past. 'l'hc deplorable conditions
into which the country drifted ia' '
few years go was an eye opener.
Instead of 'giving up in dispair
they looked. up and ! iaw there , , asa
a bright side and they improyed
the first opportunit.r to move
back that black cloud by the
dM'ht use of Ow ballot a 1d they
have not got through rejoicing
over the happy termination.
'l'hey will continue to protect'
themselves from anotl1er such a
reoccurence by continuing to vote
liS they did then and as they hav
continued to o since. We hope
the Beacon .will . .not fall from'
'gru ' e.before We next issue , bu
'will join with the republica
'hosts ' and not only tell us it is :
"an optmist , " but show forth its
claim by its' Fu ts.
Julcs lJauJaoi t. f
A man who can successfully"
manage his private affairs will b
'inost likely to conduct publiq
business properly. ' .rhe ma
wl o supervises the assessing 05
Custer' county should. have AgOO ;
judgment of values and stric
'l11tegrity. Jules Haumontisjus
such a man as this county needs' '
in the office for which he is
nominated. Mr. Haumont i
'able 'to form correct ideas f
values. He is a farmer and
stock raiser 'whose eX-peri nce will
, give him a usetul knowledge of.
the necessary things such an
official should have readily at his
command.-Sargent Le der.
lralrle Dogs A. Nulpance.
'l'l1e tec'eht l gislat re of the.
[ state passed a law declaring
prairie dogs a nuisance after.
J 11ly 1 , ' 1903. Owners 'ofla 1d' on
which' are prairie dogs , 'are re.
.quir d to ext'rminate ' such prairie
dogs by November 1903 , or there-
.tfter the owner of such land is
d clared a ' , m intairl r of 'such
'nuisance fter said 'd te.
'The'law pravides and mak s it
U1e duty of the .overseer of high
ways of the .distrtct in .which
'such ' land is situated and that is
occupied or infested by , prairie
dogs to proceed forwith , when
, notified 'by ' any person or whe
, , he shall discover that any lands
are infested by .prairie dogs tc
destroy such , animals in the'mosi
, expeditious 'and ap ropria
'The law provides that tht
verseer shall receive a compensa.
tivc of , $3.00 a day and all neces
sary expenses land that the' ex
pense incurred shall 'be harge (
up to the land and on the ta :
list nnd the sum shall be .a lie !
upon the land the same as othe
Welgbty'l\f \ Uen.
In a time when men arl
using 'all their energies to direc
' . the necessary and weighty mat
I ters of a nation , and when th ,
history of nations is so rapidl
! forming , it seems childish to 'asl '
intelligent people to 'get ' worlcec
up over so simple a natter as hov
much a County Treasurere
ought to pay his clerks. Loca
economy is necessary , but it i
not local economy to waste tim ,
I and reason excessively over sucl
trival matters. 'Ve ha..ve waite. .
to learn something about thii
I matter from his accusers , but s. .
far , everything shows an efficien
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= CA : LIFORNIA FR UITS
. P1ums ' , Peaches , Pears , 'Vatermellous , and !
I egctables of all kinds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
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and honest offi ial in Mr. George.
WhcnAa politic .l party has to sit
arolttld such a small political spigot -
got for drops of comfort it is
surely in a hard road for issues.
In the days when populists won
battles , they argued issues of
state , but what a pitiful contrast }
We notice with 1 > lcasure the fact ,
that Populists generally arc : tired
of this newspaper rot about the
C unty TreasuJer , and if it is
kept up , WaIt George will run
ahead of his ticket. - Sargent
Am , 'TrIck.
The republicans of Nebraska , !
in their state convention , endorsed -
ed the Ramsey elevator bill , compelling -
pelling the railroads to buil < \
sidetracks to 'elevators erected by
farmers along , the right of way
of the roads , the farmers of the
state , through their association
and 'representatives having asked
for' such legislation , in order to
combat against the alleged elevator -
Democratic papers immediately
charged that this endorsement
was not sincere. They have
held from the time of the l' ass-
tlge of the bill that it was so
formulated as to be unconstitu-
ii nal when brought to a test
n in connection with these
facts the followilg little story
from the Lincoln Star is decideclly
in teresting :
, "The-heartlessness of the big
corporations is offen reniarked ,
ibut it is seldom that so flagrant
! n instance is recorded as a re-
ent incident by which the
Union Pacific railroad company
'deprived the populists of a campaign -
paign cry. It will be remembered -
ed that Senator Brady , one of
the populist members of the last
session of the legislature , intro.
duced . a co-operative elevator bill.
'l'he bill died in the senate and
the Ramsey bill originating in
the house , was passed through
'b th houses and became a law.
Tli reare several features of the
Ramsey bill which it is alleged
twill make it unconstitutional.
: Knowing this , the populist deci-
.ded that the' railroads would refuse -
fuse to lay any side track to co-
qperative elevators until the law
had been tested. It wasrecogni-
ied that if such was really the'
I 'qase it would give the democratic
understudies 'something to
. " holler" about and it was deem-
dd fitting that Senator Brady , as
: the author of the fusion elevator
bill , should.make the test. The
g nial senator accordingly decide -
e l to build a co-operative eleva-
i. tbr. The railroad company was
riot .asked for a site upon th ,
: rtght-of wa but one. was select-
" ea a short" d1stance 'away , so that
the company would be more ! lpt
. tb refuse to build the track. A
, few loads of'lumber ' w'ere hauled
tb the 'elevator site and the erection -
tion of the new building began.
. Then Senator Brady made ap-
it plication to the road for the side.
track. Scver l days passed after
the filing of the application and
the senator was aroused early
one morning by the foreman of a
track construction gang.
" 'Vho's there" shouted the
_ senator after the foreman had
sprung the hinges on the front
r' door , iu an elTort to arouse the
1 The foreman gave his name
. Il ld the senator huug a few'
clothes on himself and went out
rI I on the front porch to see what
s "Is this Senator Brady ? " quesi-
c'ed tht" foreman.
11 "It is. "
1 "Well , I am the foreman of a
s track gang and bave been sent
down her with my men to build
t'a. t' . sidetrack to your elevator.
'Dhe company sent the permit
with me instead of ma1ling- and
if you will come down and show
: me where you want the track I
"will 'put. ' my wen to work.
' Ij The senator 'controlled his in.
dignation , with , lifficulty , and
" = t ok the track gang down to the
elevator site , By night the tracH
was laid and the gang had gone.
The elevator is nearly completed ,
I. b t the seuator and the populist
j .will never fo.rgive t.he railroad
ompany for l S achon.-Gran
Island I J1l1 I ndent ,
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"Blut1l TAxIIR1crs l'l1j ror Ol1lcllll 00.ru)8" )
Under the abo\'e caption the
lIon. W. J. 'l'aylor attacks the
REI'UIJI.ICAN on its charge that
"Pops resort to old tactics. "
Mr. 'l'l1ylor begins his two
column article ill the Beacon by
"I am glad Mr. Amsberr ) ' has
sprung this issue so early , and
hope he will stay with it long-
enough to familarize the voters
with the facts. I am opposed to
the principle of Hie public paying -
ing some irresponsible foreign
corporation hundreds and thousands -
sands of dollars to guarantee
that the m n whom we elect to
: office , men whom we know and
whom they cannot know , will
not steal us blind. Please notice
Bro. Amsberry : This is contrary -
ary to law. These bonds are not
as good as personal bonds , and ,
last but not least , this thing was
never 'done in Nebraska or Custer
county until the "redeemers"
came into their glory in Nebraska -
ka in 1901 and in Custer county .
in 1902. "
'Ve know of no one with whom
we would rather discuss this issue
than Mr. 'raylor. We can assure
him that we will be pleased to
stay with it long enough to
familiarize the voters with the
The law which provides for
the county board paying for
official bonds was passed by the
legislature of 1901 , of which Mr.
Taylor was a member. 'l'he bill
was introduced by j. N. I-yman
of Hastings , Adams county , a
fusionist. The bill was intro-
tluced as an amendment to Section -
tion 19 , Chapter 10 , of the compiled -
piled statutes of 1899 , fixing the
amount of bond that should be
required of the several state ,
county and municipal officers. See
Chapter 11 , Pages 63 and 64 of
session law of 1901. The law as
enacted concludes with the
"Provided , That the authorities -
ties whose duty it is to approve
bonds of the county officials may
dispense with 'such ' bonds , if n
their Judgement they shall dt > em
it best so to do.
"Provided further , 'l'hat if
bonds are accepted by such
officials from Surety or Inclemni ty
companies the cost of such bonds
may be paid by the county , when
such bonds are required. "
This law was known as Senate
file No. 54. It was read in the
House the first time March 19 , !
and refered to the Judiciary committee -
mittee of which McCarth ) ' , republican -
publican , was chairman. There
were nine others on the committee -
tee , of whom four were populists
nd five republicans.
On the 21 of March the chairman -
man of the committee , reported I ,
that he was instructed to report
, the bill for passage. On the 28th
day of March the bill was read
the third time an put on its
passage. There were but eleven
votes against it. ' .rhey were :
Anderson , Brown , Diers , Ed-
mondson , li'owler , Jouvenant ,
McCarthy , Miskell , Zimmerer
and Fuller. Five republicans
and six fusionists.
From the date' the bill was reported -
ported to the House to the date
of its passage , nine days the
House roll does not disclose that
Mr. Taylor opened his mouth in
dppositi01i to the bill but it does
show that he absented himself
and did not vote for or against it.
If Mr. 'Paylor was opposed , as
lie now says , to the public paying
for surety bonds , why did he not
oppose the law at the time of its
passage by recording his vote
against , instead of absenting
Himself from the house.
Was it because the bill was JJJ-
troduced by a fusionist and was
oppocd b.v the chairman of the
Judicary committee , McCarthy ,
a republican ?
In our former article we did
not commend or condem the
county board for 'demanding a
surety bond , but we sough t to
explain that the present incum-
brent of the office of county
treasurer , W. A. George was not
'in any sense to blame for the
, board demanding the surety or
for payinf : h'alf the expense of
l the bond. Mr. George , as we
. have bef9re stated bad procured
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= = We are getting on the verge of the pickling :3 :
= _ = season. ' 1'0 have good results , ) 'ou should havc :3 :
Qood Vinegar : and IPure Spices !
= = If you buy our Pure Old Cider Vinegar or our = = I
: : : : : Guaranteed Pure Pickling Vineg-ar and our : : :
= = Pure Spices ; the result will be man'elous. = =
= = Your for Purc Food Products , : : : : : : :
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a personal bond without cost to
the county , that was as good as
any bond ever olTered by any
ofticml of the cOUJ t ) ' .
The board demanded a suret ) .
compan ) ' bond ancl on a compromise -
promise , Mr. George consented to
furnish a surety bond' ' if the
county would pay half of the
cost of it the first ) 'ear and all of
the second. 'rhe bond cost 5285
and the county paiJ half and Mr.
George the other half.
Mr. Taylor's assertion that it
was contrary , ( o law for the board
to do it , is sufi ciently answered
by the law which we quote abo\'c.
' .rhe law says such bonds if required -
quired by tI e proper officials may
be paid by the county. Whether
the surety bond is as good as a
personal bond is a question on
which men may honestly dilTer.
'Ve have the first instance to
hear of the surety company in
which Mr. George is bonded failing -
ing to pay ever ) ' dollar for which
it is liable when the bond wa ! >
forfeited. Mr. 'l'aylor as well as
the RIU > UIII.ICAN knows the same
cannot be said of the personal
bonds that have been forfeited
'by Custer count ) ' ofi cials in the
past. . 'l'he loss sustained on the
Weimer bond would have paid
for several years in a surety com-
pany. 'l'he loss sustained by
Bartley would have paid the
state treasurer's bond for se\'eral
years. One of these defaulters
was a populist , the other was a
republican. Defaulters are not
re tricted to any particular party.
It is true a surety bond was never
before required in Custer county ,
but after one or two horses have
been stolen it is not an uncommon -
mon thing for the proprietor of
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barn to lock the doors.
SteulTer was the first state
treasurer and George the lirst
county treasurer in Custcrcounty
says 1\11' . 'l'aylor for which a
surety bond was required and . . "
paid for by the public. 'l'his is
doubtless true as it was the legislature -
islature of 11)01 that passed the k
law prodding for a surety company -
pany bond and made provisions
that the public might pay for
: mch bonds when required.
'rhe sad experience in the state
and the several counties in collecting -
lecting from personal bonds no
doubt was what prompted the (
legislatnre to enact the law.
'rhe l HI'UIII.ICAN bl lieves it a
good law and that ! t is not enl ) '
in the interest of economy but is
just.Vh ) ' should ten or fifteen
VOII arc lelling the opportunity
pass-the price of coal IS ath'anc-
lUg alII ] we ha\'t not yet receivel ]
C < > . .A..I. .
is no\\ ' cheap for domestic sizes ,
but there is 110 guarantee that it
will remain so long. The quality
of our coal is the kind that makes
friends for us. Clean , bright and
hot with very little waste.
Dierks Lumber & Coal CO ,
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