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THE REPUBLICAN , OUSTER COUNTY , NEBRASKA.
' CUSTER V0L1NTY UEPUBL-ICAN
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"Herbert G. Myers ; Editor and Publisher.
BROTHER DEAL'S OYER'SlUllr.
In last weeks issue ot the Cus-
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ter County Beacon , Brother Beal
came ouj wilh nsUtemeat , charg- ,
in-f County . Afljjsas.n1. . .Foster ,
witb failing lo give proper atten-
'tioti to the .business of hia office
Ust yfar , and with justing the
county to/a considerable expense ,
us tit ! rciu.t , cf tine negligence
i hatred. The Beacon slates.that
the ccmuty br > ard was compelled
to ndjrmru and wait for County
'Asdcssoi' Poster to get lite books
in shape. 'Brother Betil , ' liowev-
, cr , makes no uiemion of-the fact
tin * Mr. Foster worked over.thir-
ty days'last"year 'without pay.
The'stfuuie limits the
sessor to l'4i ) days work at the
regulrr per dic.ni , any time that
he puts in over this , is without
pay. County assessor Foster
worked last year about 173 days
and only received pay for , 140
days of this time. ' The. Beacon
also overlooks the fact , that the
count/ board adjoutnedand then
came back to fix up a bad job of
real estate equalization that they
had dotie. It will be noted that
five out of seven of the members
of the county board are fussion-
ists and supporters of Brother
Beal's. The equalization of Jthe
real estate by them was ao thor
oughly bad , that the county
assessor felt called upon to call
them back to do their work over
again ; for exmaplc the real estate
in Loup township was first rais
ed by them seventy-eight per
cent , and when they returned
and gave the matter proper at
tention , they reduced this figure
to ten per cent and completely
changed the equalization they
had finished a few days be
fore. The Beacon makes no
mention of the real cause of their
coming back for this extra ses
sion , but tries to lay the blame
on a Republican official , who had
worked for the county 33 days
without pay. The Beacon is no
doubt an ardent supporter of
economy , but when it speaks of
economy , it means economy to be
practiced by Republican officials
and can for this reason be par
doned for its oversight of the ex
pense of the extra session of the
Democratic county board , and
may also be excused for its at
tempt to make County Assessor
Foster out as a negligent official.
Perhaps there are times when
jou feel that some of the busi
ness men of the city are not pro
gressive , enough.1Ingrained _ in
your nature.is an admiration for
the "bustler" for the person who
does things who improves what
ver he touches.
Yon admire the merchant who ,
in brief space , takes a moribund
store and makes it glow with
life a credit to the city. You
are eure that , if we had more
such men , the city would benefit
A careful observer once noted
the coincidence that most large
cities were located on the baoltB
of rivers , It is equally certain j
that most large atores'happen' to '
be enterprising advertisers. |
In fact F ggrcasive advertising rene
one infallible test of entcprise in
a merchant. It stamps him pro * I
giessive alivewise. . All other' '
"signs of life" about a store are
misleading if a store ia not ag
gressive advertiser. The mer
chant knows this.
This editorial is to urge all
those people who believe in pro-
gressivenesa- enterprise , to be
consistent * to patronize the pro
gressive and enterprising stores.
The safe test is the store's ad
vertising , ' ' You can buy advertis
ed things and y.ou know.that you
are helping ; tomakc.enterprise
worth wh\le \ and know , too ,
that you are 'saving money for
yourself. You. can buy of the
non-advertising merchant tif you
to want encourge and reward.uou- .
progrcssiveuess in- business , ai
well as to run the risk of secur
ing for ypuracjf a very doubtful
bargain. .Prpgressivc people
should , -patronize , progressive
THE TAX 'QUESTION.
The tax question is one which
causes a great deal of heated dis
cussion and is the subject of.no
small amount of kicking. People
often say that the taxes in this
county have been getting higher
each year and the question is re
peatedly asked : "What do they
do with the money ? " The people
ple ha.voa-per feet right-to know
where their money goes and they
should know. The Republican
will in the cour&e.ofthe | next three
weeks or a month show how much
money is collected in the county
for taxes and where it goes to ,
The first of a series bf articles
appears on the first page of this'
issue. This one deals entirely
with the personal taxes , the
next will take up the real estate
tax and a third will be a compar
ative statement showing what
the increase has been and where
it has gone.
The voters of the county should
make a careful study of these
statements , [ f your taxes have
been increasing look over and try
to determine the cause of the in
creasing. It will be found that
but a small part of. this increase
has gone to maintain the county
govennent. Compare the schooi
and townshsp taxes with the
THE COUNTY OFFICERS ,
This week the county officials
elected last November" took their
places ! Four members of the
County Board ofSupervisors who
were elected last fall began their
new term of office with -meeting
of the Board Tuespay and N. T.
Gadd took the place . of C , L.
Gutterson as County Attorney.
Mr Gadd .made his campaign
last fall'on the principal of strict
law enforcement placing special
emphasis on his anti-liquorjplauk.
The "Republican believes that
MrGadd's , phitform was correct
in principle and the.people voted
for him expecting to see him
carry it out. The violation of the
law can only prevented by its
enforcement. The chance of a
crime being committed de-
, , , ,
w , .
Baldwin Nut and Lump
Cannon and Nigger Head Coal
3Ljtor : Co.
SLEUTHING THE SLEUTH
! / = - . . : .Kff *
creases as the chance of the
perpetrator being .caught and
punished increases. Respect for
law and'the rights of other individuals - ,
dividuals dt-'p uds upon the fear
of punish through enforcement in
thu mind of the person- about to
commit a crime.
The'niore strict. the enforce
ment of the law the greater will
be the fear of punishment and
the less the propability of its
THE AlUNICIPAL WATER RATES. '
The municipal ownership .of
the city water works has been ,
the subject of considerable dis
cussion since the first of January
owing largely to the fact that
the aerai annual rent becomes ,
due January first , Some people
have objected to the rates charg
ed on the grounds that they are
higher than they were under the
private ownership '
The city water commissioner
says that a change was made in
tile rates at the time the municipal -
cipal ordinance was passed. The
rates before for private houses
depended on the number of rooms
in the house'and according to the'
city municipal ownership ordi
nance , the rate now depends on
the number of families in the
house. This in some cases made
the rates lower and iu some cases
made it a little higher. The or
dinance provides" further , that
meters shall be put in as fast as
possible. The city is to furnish
them at dost.
Under the meter system a wat
er taker is supposed to ply for all
water that passes through the
meter. The water commissioner
says that they have no desire 'to
charge a man for any leuks that
may occur , but the water taker
and not the city is really the one
to look after these leaks. The
Commsssiou informed the Repub
lican reporter that a definite sys
tem of bookkeeping had been
rather a minus quantity , until
about six months ugo and
that u carefully kept set of books
are now under preparation and
that the work of putting the sys
tem on a good basis is being
pushed as rapidly as possible ,
George Conklin , the famous ani
mal trainer , \vaa talking to a reporter
at the circus in New York.
"The secret of animal training is
gentleness/ " Nothing sudden or
brusque must be done. An unexpect
ed caress may anger an animal more
than a kick in the ribs.
"Sudden , brusque , unexpected
things never go , no matter how well
they- are meant Once I ires ihowing
in Scotland. "
Mr. Conklin. amilei.
"Wo trainera , " he uaid , "supped
one night with a Scotch admirer.
The old man was the soul of hos
pitality , but I admit I was rather
startled when ho leaned toward me
and said :
" 'Stick in , man Conklin , stick in.
Ycr fricn' Coot's two muffina ahead
o' ye.'M Boohwter Herald.
DR. FHUERE , B. D.
CUSTER COLLEGE 'RECEIVESVORDS OF
PRAISE FROM HIM
COUNTRY SCHOOLS THE BEST.
Uniformity of Purpose Among Teachers
And Pupils An Aid In Advancement
Not Obtained In the City
By DR SAMUEI , FHUERE , B. D.
I have often asked my self why
the country schools p'roduce the
greatest men. Perhaps the reas
on is that the students ha've ac
cess to the teachers and can con
verse with them at auy [ time , It
'is true that 'the professors in ' ' "the
country colleges'do not nave ; 'so"
many titles attached. " to " their
jfcimes as "do the professors iu the
cities. But there is one thing
which the former have that those
fn the city colleges have not
that is a true idea of life. The
artificial things are not taken in
to consideration , but only the
natural. That is to say that the
country colleges'do not go into
the depths of philosophy , neither
do they try , to build castles in
the air , but are always trying to
something for their pupils. This
is demonstrated in Custer Col *
lege , of Broken Bow.
On January 6 , I Lad the priv
ilege of addressing the 'students
of this school in chapel ; and in
he afternoon ot the same day , I
spoke betore the class in history ,
I must say.that the attention was
most excellent at each session.
What is of most interest is the
uniformity of purpose among the
oachers and students. The
teachers seem to place themselv
es on a level with the students ,
aucl the students seem lo feel
'ree to converse with the teach
ers concerning their work , and
generally get all the information
they ask without hesitancy on
the teachers' part ,
It is an established fact that
students in large colleges , where
the teachers consider themselves
superior to the students do not
make so much progress. Young
men and women , under such con
ditions , generally have no pur
pose in life. They observe the
recklessness of their instructors
and' attempt to imitate- them ,
thinking there is wisdom in such
a course. But , if you closelyob-
serve the country school , you
will find a-vast difference. ,
In talking with the'students
in Custer College , I learned that
each one has a definite purpose
in lite , and they know just exact
ly what they are heading for.
My acquaintance with the .teach
ers has shown me that they arc
always striving to help the stu
dents , even at their own expense
It docanot seem to be a matter
of dollars and cents , but their
object'tVnfT'aTui is "to 'make them
selves of the most use.
J To prove the authenticity and
sincerity of my statements , visit
it he school. I aui sure you will
be accorded a hearty welcome.
Shoup is on the sick list
this week. ,
About three inches of snow fell
11 i week.
Rev Brown : of Kearney will be
our pastor for the coming ye.ar ,
Earl Heaps of Snake Run at
tended the party at. Mr. Webb's
S iturday night ,
Perry and Ora Morford went to
tha Loup this morning where
they will visit this week.
Miss Esther Edmunds .of Brok
en Bow visited Saturday aud Sun
day at Mr. Lotigfellow'a.
Key and Tom Huffman of Cal-
away attended the party ut Mr.
Webb's Saturday nfght.
There was no Sunday school or
Epworm League Sunday on ac
count of the stormy weather.
Charles Bay and Homer Neth
are attending the Agricultural
school in Broken Bow this week.
.The party at Mr. Webb's Sat
urday night was well attended ,
an enjoyable time was reported ,
Mr , Will Philipsen and Miss
Daisy Longfellow returned from
Dunning -the last part of the
The sewing Circle did not meet
last Thursday on account of the
storm , It will meet with Mrs.
Coulter Thursday 14.
Mrs.'C. P. Howard and daugh
ter Mildred returned Friday
night from Iowa where" they
have ' been visiting the past
The Episcopalians heM ser
vices at'Hotel Ortello Tuesday
evening. " *
Care of your Watch
Will result in your watch's
good , prolonging its days
of usefulness !
What is reasonable care ?
An occasional visit to-a jew
eler who ' -knows how , " .
To put it off longer is to
put it off too long.
If vou are not wedded for all
time to some one expertj
WJ3 would like to put
some of our good work on
that watch of yours ,
Your watch deserves - the
besMreatment it. can get , *
and it is just that which
w ? offer.
Editor Pinch has sold the Post
al Card. . - . : -
Morris Stire is getting ready
for a special sale commencing1
Saturday January 16. ; *
The Annis Bakery is nicely-lo
cated in their new rooms in the
Farmers Bank building.
Dr.-Kellenberger "waa buy ing-
mules "in Broken Bow Monday.
That is next to buying automo
Frank Bales , cashier ofthe
Farmer's Bank moved from An-
selmo last week. They will oc
cupy the Me'ane'ry ' property" ' , j :
That's the official slogan of a certain town in Arkan
sas which through boosting itself and boosting its boost-
era has doubled its population since the 1900 census.
BOOST THE BOOSTER !
The Arkansas town had been quarreling among itself
for years , and standing
still. It had. boosters ,
but it had others who
refused to boost the
boosters , refused to
stand by them and yell ,
"Good boy keep it up ! "
BOOST THE BOOS
Finally the town got
together with itself , or
ganized a "Boost the
Booster Club" and be
gan to boom. Now its
principal thoroughfare ,
which was a streak of
mud , is a stretch of as
phalt , and it has new
buildings to match. Now
everybody .boosts the
booster and booms the
BOOST THE BOOS
This town might
take a hint from that
one. We have our town
boosters every town has some. But sometimes they
get discouraged because of opposition right here In our
BOOSTTHE BOOSTER !
Cut out the criticism !
Quit the uee'ring !
Boom thYBooml - ,
. , . , TI)9rv ) watch the'olH town perk up and plunge forJ
ward , ' You can see it move.
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