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CUSTEE COUNTY REPUBLICAN ,
VOL. XXVII BROKEN BOW , OUSTER COUNTY NEBRASKA , THURSDAY , JULY 30 , 1908 , NO. 8
WILL MAKE IT THE BANNER CLUB OF
THE DATE , AUGUST NPTII.
Congressman Pollard , .Indue Norris and
Congressman Kinkaid Will Speak.
Our Young Men are Fnthtised
and Will be Out for Tnft.
Vice-Chairman Myers of the
Hepublicau County Central Com
mittee informs us that a Young
Men's 1 aft Club will be organiz
ed in Broken Bow next Wedues-
eveniug with a membership of
of about one hundred and fifty
young men between the ages of
18 and 35. The young men say
that they are going to have the
Banner Taft Club of the state
when the size of the town is
taken into consideration. This
is the kind of spirit we like to
see. It is the kind that has
made this country what it is
today and the kind of spirit
which it takes to win elections
and keep the reins of government
in the hands of the party which
bus guided the old ship of state
in prosperous waters for a half
century and more. These young
men do not want to change from
a tried and true party to one that
has an unknown quantity , and
which when it did have power
for a short time , was the direct
cause for the hardest times ever
experienced in these United
States. A party which has not
the confidence of the people and
whose policies are of a destruct
ive nature rather than con-
Watck Riglit ?
If jour u.iU H sliousatij inegular
Ity or gives othei evidence that some
thing Is w roug w Ith It better have It
examined bj a competent u.itclim.ik
er N ou uon.t Unit .111 } more skillfull
or inoi e experienced anywhere than
right here U'eilean anil repair all
borts ufvatches thou > ughl > anil
( lukkly anil guarantee all 0111 work
as well asoui-prkes to be right.
II join watch chain is beginning to
show signs of weai , or It jou'il like
anew chain for ajij reason , we are
prepared to supply j ou w 1th the best
gold tilled one made , at a modeiate
prlie Wi-oairj the SIMMONS make ,
the best known and uiost stinngl )
gu.ttanteid ihalni over sold.
structivc , A party whose stand
ard bearer has twice been turned
down by the American people
when seeking the highest office
within their gift on account of
his unsound policies. The third
time he is asking for the place
and is advocating no sounder
doctrines than on former occa
sions and the people will turn
him down again.
The Young Men's Republican
Clubs are a good thing. In them
they will have a chance to study
the platforms of the different
parties and will be able to refute
all arguments brought to bear
against them. Every young
man should join and familiarise
himself with the workings of
Good Speakers Will be Here , ,
Congressman Pollard , Judge
Nprris and Congressman Kinkaid
will be here to speak to the
young tnon , on next Wednesday
evening at which time every
young man , who can , is urged to
be present and hear these gifted
orators talk. Meetings will also
be held in other towns in the
county where the organisations
of Clubs are well under way.
Hemember the date of the meet
ing , Wednesday August 5 , 1908.
Could'nt Make It Work.
The Bryan-Brown continent
which was instrumental in hav
ing the Taft Banner cut down
which hung over O , street in
Lincoln , finding that the liberty
loving people of Nebraska would
not stand for such acts of vandal
ism , have changed their tactics.
They now say that State Chair
man llayward had it done in or
der to create sympathy for Wm.
II. Taft. We have always known
that the democratic party was in
hard straits and would stoop to
any political chicanery in order
to prejudice the people against
the republican party or to win an
election , but this last act lays in
the shade all former political
trickery. It ia conclusive evi
dence that the party is headed
for the headwaters of Salt Creek
and is doing its best to turn back.
The tearing down of the Taft
Banner was bad enough , but their
last resort , is an added insult to
the intelligent voter of Nebraska
and he will resent it at the com
ing election by voting to exon-
oratc Chairman llayward of this
Married in Broken Bow , Mon
day evening , July 27 , 1908. Mr.
Jay Car of Alliance , Nebraska
and Miss Louise Painter of this
city. L. N. Early , Minister of
the Christen church officiating.
The REPUBLICAN joins the many
friends of the contracting parties
in wishing them long life and
The Constitutional Amendments.
Elsewhere in this issue we
publish the constitutional amend
ments in full in order that the
Republican's readers may know
and study them. Read them
carefully that you may vote in
telligently on them this fall.
CUSTER COUNTY WILL 1IAVI : UUMPKR
CROPS OP ALL KINDS.
THE FARA\ERS ARE' HAPPY ,
All Of The Wheat Is In The Shock. Oats
Are Nearly All Cul. Alfalfa Stacks
Kecrywhere. Corn In The Silk
And 1'alrly Jumping.
In company with Dr. T. W.
Bass and Wm. Boyce the editor
of the RKPUBUCAN made a trip
to Merna , our flourishing little
sister city to the west , where Dr.
Bass went to install the officers
in the Odd Kellows lodge. In
riding along the road one could
not help but notice the fields of
ripened grain , some in the shock
others falling before the reapers
sickle and many others waiting
to be cut. It was a beautiful
sight , and one which proved to
us beyond doubt that Custer
county" will be the banner crop
county of the state this year.
The wheat , while the straw is
short , is well filled and will yield
the farmer a good average crop
of which he will have no reason
to complain when he takes into
consideration the backwardness
of the spring , which prevailed
over several states this year.
Large stacks of alfalfa were to
be eeen on either side of the road
as far as the eye could sec. This
crop alone represents thousands
of dollars to our farmers that the
farmers of the east do not raise ,
and in many places cannot raise.
Corn never looked better at this
time of the year. It has a good ,
strong , healthy color and many
fields are in the silk , which old
settlers tell us is about two weeks
in advance of former years. As
a result of the fine outlook for
crops the farmers of Custer county
are happy and if the present
prices continue for corn and wheat
untold wealth will return to them
which will mean increased busi
ness and greater prosperity than
was ever known in this , the
Garden Spot of the West. An
other thing we have noticed
since coming to Custer county is
the large fields of potatoes which
many of our farmers have , and
which they tell us will yield
more to the acre this year for the
reason that they have given
them more care than formerly.
With the golden fields of wheat ,
oats and rye , the green fields of
alfalfa , corn with its rich green
color , potatoes almobt matured ,
garden truck in abundance , the
canyons full of ripened fruit and
the grasses that will yield more
hay than the stock of Custer
county can consume , it is no
wonder that the farmers
are more happy and contented
than are the farmers of the east
Poor John in a Mad House.
John Abbott , a democrat of
Orient , Iowa , has been confined
in a mad house since the nomi
nation of Bryan. K is said that
he keeps up a constant cry of
"Sixteen to one for Heaven. "
John , who used to be a level head
ed fellow when the writer knew
him before Bryan's 16 to 1 fallacy
was sprung , has gradually be
come befuddled in trying to keep
track of his favorites lightening
political changes , until now he is
a raving maniac. This should
be a timely warning to others.
Was Homesick for Custer.
Judge W. W. Cowlcs , who for
several months has been visiting
relatives and friends in Illinois
returned to Broken Bow Sunda )
night. The Judge said that ho
could not stay away any longer
as he was homesick for Custer
county , and seemed as pleased as
a boy with his first pair of red
top "boots to get back. He i-
looking hale and hearty.
Cutter County Alright.
W. J. Windnagle returned las
Thursday night from Penn Yan
New York , where he went abou
five months ago with a lot o
horses and the intention of locat
ing. He sold his horses and af
ter visiting relatives and friend6
for awhile he decided that Custc
county was good enough for him
and he is back to stay.
No Man in the House.
Not long since Sheriff Kennedy
received a phone call telling him
that there was a man in a house1
about fourteen miles from Broken
Bow and for him to come at once
and arrest him. The story goes
that t after the sheriff heard the
particulars } about "the man in the
house , " he told the parties to go
and capture the man , be he tramper
or a cru/.y man. It scams that a
fanner ' and his two sons arriving
home \ late from town were led to
' suspect that there was a man in
\ the house for the reason that the
vomeii folks were away from
lome and there was a light burn-
ng. While unhitching the
lorsesthe light went out which
ncreascd the farmers suspicions
about a man being there. It was
t this time that our sheriff was
'honed ' to from a neighbor's , who
vas aroused from his peaceful
lumbers. On receiving word
rom the sheriff to capture the
nan , the neighborhood was arotis-
d and with revolvers , guns ,
> itchforhs , etc. , the men surroun-
ed the house which was suppos-
d to have a bad man inside oi it.
a this manner guard was kept
inlil the peep of day when sotue-
ine more venturesome than the
est went into the house and dis-
ovcred no one there or had there
ecu. The lamp had no oil in it ,
.nd . the supposition is that it was
eft burning when the women
oiks left home after curling
heir their and the oil had run
ut just as the farmer was un-
litching his horses. The neigh-
ors have had considerable fun
ver the matter and this story
would not have appeared had we
lot overheard the farmer being
witted about there being no man
11 the house.
Just About the Weeds.
Many of our citizens respond-
d to tue appeal of the Civic Itu-
> rovement Club to cut the weeds
uid clean up their premises on
Thursday , July 23. For thoSc
.vlio did , too much can not be said
n praise for them. Their homes
low have a more prosperous and
omclike apparcncc which ( lie
thcrs do not. Rank weeds give
a home a ragged and rundown
ppearance , and while the owner
nay not have a la/.y bone in his
ody , yet if ho pretuits weeds
and rubbish to accumulate on his
> roperty , people passing by have
a right to form their own con-
Jusions and they invariably are
hat the man is lazy and shiftless
Phore are still a few forests of
veeds which should be cut , not
inly for appearance bake , but
or the general health of our
) eople. There is an ordinance
: ompclling property owners to
ceep their places free from weeds
and rubbish , and notices have
> een printed by the proper
authorities demanding that this
> e done by a certain date. If it
s not done the city will do it for
ou which will be rather expen
sive. Then , to , the Board of
lealth has a right to get after
.hose who are careless in keeping
their premises free from disease
erms and they may take action
con. Better get busy at once
on the weed patches and save
An Old Man's Taft Club.
The young men of Broken Bow
will organize a Taft Club next
Wednesday night with about ISO
members , the age limit being 35
years old. Now , there arc quite
a number of young men in this
city from % years old , and on up
to near a cenluary , who would
like to join a Taft Club am'
there is talk of organizing an
Old Man's Taft Club to work in
conjuction with the Young
Men's Club. With two Tai
Clubs in Broken 13ow working 11
harmony there would be some
tiling doing this fall.
Married at the home of ou
County Superintendent , Thurs
day evening , July 23 , 1808 , a
8:30 : o'clock , Mr * John Mills am
Miss Susie Simms , of Arnold
II. M. Pincktiey officiating. Mr
and Mrs. Mills left Friday morn
ing for Denver , where they wil
remain for a week or so bufor
returning to Arnold where they
will make their future home.
The REPUBLICAN joins the manv
friends of Mr. and Mrs. Mills in
j wishing them a happy and pros
perous married life.
YE OLD SET
TUP GREATEST ANNUAL EVENT IN
VEINESIAY ) ) , AUGUST NPTII.
Congressman pollard , II. I ) . O'Neal , Jiulgc
W. P. Norrls , and lvio ( > . llolcoiub
Will lie the Principle Speakers.
Short lalks Uy Oltl Settlers.
Next Wednesday , August 5th ,
vill occur the annual event
vhich is always looked forward
o by the citizens of Custer
ounty. It is the day when dull
arc is laid aside by our people
nd all can should come to Brok-
n Bow and enjoy themselves in
Id time reminiscences. Kvcry
ne should come and help to
loner the men and women who
ndured the privations and hard-
hips of pioneer days in Custer
ounty and showed to the world
hat this part of Nebraska could
> c made to blossom like the rose.
To them is due all the credit of
taking it possible for theyoung-
r generation to enjoy the fine
ionics which dot the hills and
'alleys of the fairest and best
ounty , not only of the great
tatc of Nebraska but of all the
tates in the Union. The Old
Settlers Picnic is given so that
at least once a year the sturdy
'ionecr , with his good wife and
hildrcn , and their children's
hildren may gather together
and enjoy the day in visiting and
alking of incidents which hnp-
) cu in the early day. ' .
In the Public Park.
The picnic will be held in the
niblic park where theie is ample
shade , plenty of water and just
he ideal place for our old friends
to enjoy a picnic dinncrprovided
the newspaper men of the city
are invited to partake of the
nany good tilings to cat which
duster county's good women
enow so well how to prepare.
Several Good Speakers.
The committee hns secured
everal good speakers for the
lay. Congressman Pollard , of
of the first district , will be here
and he will be able ti > interest
all for he is an old timer. The
icxt speaker will be CJov. S. A.
lolcomb. Of him we need say
10 words of praise , for he is
cnown far and near and loved
and revetcd by all who know
lim. Harry O'Neill , of Omaha ,
one of the pioneers of our county
and soon to be again , will tell of
.he happiness and hardships en-
eyed and endured in the days
when none but sod houses and
) arns specked our rolling prairies.
The committee was also fortunate
n securing Judge W. K. Norris ,
ate of the Phillippinc Islands
'or nn address.
All Kinds of Sporls.
There will be a base ball game
n the forenoon between Ravenna
ind Broken How , foot races for
) oys over 75 years old. Prizes
will be given to the oldest male
uul female settlers , the first male
child and the first female child
) orn in the county. Also to the
argcst family including father
mother and children , and another
medal for the largest family in
cluding father , mother , children ,
grand children and great grand
children. Those entitled to
models must be in attendance at
the picnic. There will also be a
prize given to the couple married
on the grounds ,
Talks by Old Settlers.
Probably the most interesting
part of the program will be short
talks by the Old Settlers who
will be invited to tell how they
rubbed up against the rough
edges of life in this county some
thirty or more years ago. Do
not miss this picnic , but come
and enjoy yourselves as you
Installed Officers at Memo.
T. W. Bass , D. D. G. M. , Win.
Boyce and Will M. Dunn went to
Mcrna Saturday night , where
Mr. Bass installed the following
officers in the Odd Fellows lodge :
J. 15. Graham , N. G. ; A. L. Cos-
ncr , V. G. ; W. S. Wells , Scc'y ;
II. K. Atkinson , Trcns. ; C. P.
Taylor , R. S. S. ; P. G. Street ,
L S. S. ; Gco. Litzenburg , R. S.
N , G. ; W. P. Kcllenbarger , L. S.
N. G. ; B. C. Browning , R. S. V.
G. ; F. w. Hickman , L , . S. V. G , ;
J.13. Miller , Warden , F. W.
Daniels , Conductor ; P. F. Forucj'
I. G. ; It. D. Lohr , O. G. ; Kev. S.
Harver , Chaplain. After the
installation the brothers were in
vited to an ice cream and cake
supper prepared by the members
of Merna Rebckah Lodge No.
224. A good time is reported by
all who attended.
First Visit Since Last Fall.
MajorC. S. Ellison , wclMtnowti
to the people of Custer county ,
came up from Ansley the first of
the week to visit friends and at
tend the Chautauqua. This of
fice received a pleasant call from
him Tuesday forenoon.
AS THE TWIG IS BliNT
SO THE TRIM : IS INCLINf : ! )
Our future citizens- the
children of today will fol
low our lead in the matter
of beverages. Their habits
depend upon us.
Which shall it be the mild
and pleasant thirst quench
ing beverages of the
or something stronger ?
We believe in the former.
We like children as well as
children like soda water.
They arc always welcome
at our fountain.
The Quality Store
Sheppard & Burk
Phone J25. S iiith Side Square
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