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YOU XXVII BROKEN BOW , CUSTI3R COUNTY NEBRASKA , THURSDAY , FEBRUARY 25 l')0 ) ) NO 38 ,
POOL HALL FIGHT
AT AUSON CITY
MASS MEETING HELD TO RAISE FUNDS
PEOPLE WILL BRING ACTION
The People Voted to Keep out Pool Halls
And City Council Passed Prohibitive
Ordinance , But Chas. Moore Put
One in Just the Same.
A news item appeared in the
last issue of the Republican con
cerning the action recently
brought by the Anti-SaJoon
league at Mason City to compel
Charles S. Moore to observe the
ordinance at Mason which pro
hibits the running of a pool hall
in Mason. The information in
the item was based upon what
seemed to be reliable authority as
it came from one of the Attor
neys with whom Rev. H. H. Miles
confercd while in the city two
weeks ago. A letter from Rev.
Miles explaining the situation in
detail is published below.
Mason City , Nebr. ,
Feb. 22nd , 1909 ,
' 4 Mr.llebert G. Myers ,
1 J Broken Bow , Neb. ,
r Dear Sir and Editor :
Your statement concerning my
business in Broken Bow was cor
rect. But your statement that.
" The question of having a pool
hall in Mason City was submitted
to the vote of the people of
Mason last spring and they voted
to allow the pool hall to remain , "
is in correct in part. The ques
tion was submitted to the vote
of thi people and they voted
that the pool hall should not
remain by a majority of twenty
six , the official ballot being fifty
votes cast "against pool hall
twenty-four "for pool hall.
Very soon after election Chas.
S. Moose presented a petition
with an inadquote mumber of
signeis , to the Village board foi
a license , and they refused to
grast him one. Within a few
days he opened up the pool hall
and has been running since then
in defiance of the wishes of the
majority of the people.
Last November the Village
board enacted an ordinance pro
hibiting the running of pool
halls in the Village. Mr. Moore
has , since the passing of the or-
tliance continued to violate it ,
for which he is brought in
Will you please make the cor
rection of your misstatement in
this weeks issue , as you owe it
to the moral good of the public
of Mason City.
Very truly yours ,
Rev. Harold H. Hiles.
The Mason City Star of last
week states that the city board
was requested on February 8th.
through a petition signed by
twenty citizens of Mason to en
force the ordinance and on con
sulting an Attorney Chairman
Chase of the Board refused to en
force the ordinance and placed
the burden upon the people. A
mass meeting was held Thursday
evening at the M. E. church to
raise funds and prepare to push
the prosecution of Mr. Moore.
Bert and George Semler and 1
'red ' Hartley , of Sargent , came
over to Broken Bow Sunday.
Bert Semler and Fred left Mon
day night for Wyoming to spend
sometime taking in the sights in
that part of the country.
Ed M. Scott of Anseluio was a
Broken Bow visitor last Satur
A Very Pretty Country Affair At Elton
.A very pretty wedding took
place Wednesday Feb. 17 , at high
noon , at tha homes of Mr. and
Mjs. A. F. Leek , when their
daughter Lillian Grace , became
the bride of Mr. John Klccb.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. Lubert of Mcrna.
The bridal party entered the
spacious parlor to-the strains of
the "Wedding March , " played
byMissElixi Dowse and took
their places under an artistic arch
which had been erected in one
corner of the room.
The brides dress was of White
China silk , triuied with silk braid
over a waist of embroidered net.
The groom wore the Convention
al black. The bridesmaid was
Miss Emma Kleeb , sister of the
groom , and the best man was Mr.
Carl Leek brother of the bride.
After congratulations from the
relatives and intimate friends
present , the company sat down
to the sumptions dinner , served
in the dining room. The young
couple received many useful and
valuable presents. They will be
at home to their friends , on what
is known as the George Myers
farm , in Swiss Valle } ' . ,4
Their many friends and ac
quaintances j jin in wishing them
a long , happy and prosperous
journey through life.
AIRS. P. P. BECK INJURED
Team Ran Away and Threw Occupants
Mrs. P-P. Beck of Georgetown
was seriously hurt last Friday
while she and her daughter ,
Alice were on their way to visit
Mr. and Mrs. Wood in IT , who
reside about four miles below
them on the South Loup.
In going down the hill near
Henry Clouse's store south of
their resident the team began
to run. They were not able to
control their horses and they had
gone but a short distance when
the team ran into a telephone
pole throwing Mrs. Beck and
Alice out of the buggy. Mrs'
Beck struck on her head and
shoulders and was uuconsious
for bix or eight hours after the
A stranger passed by soon
after the acident and Mrs. Beck
was loaded into the buggy and
taken to Spurgeon's house close
by and medical assistance from
Oconto secured. Mrs. Beck re
gained consciousness after a
time and is reported as getting
better. Miss Alice passed
througe the accident without
JUDGE DEAN IN CIIY.
Judge J. R. Dean who was re
cently appointed by Governor
Sheldon to the State Supreme
Bench , spent Sunday and Mon
day in the city. Mr. Dean ex
peels to move bis family to Lin
coln some time this week.
When asked whether he thought
there was any chance of the
Democrats beating him out of
his place on the Supreme Bench
on the action brought to deter
mine whether or not his appoint
ment was constitutional , Mr.
Dean replied , that he had been a
pretty good guesser on the results
of law suites , and his guess was
that he would be able ho hold
Miss Minnie Klatt , who has
been visiting her sister , Mrs. C.
W. Layton of Mcrna , returnee
home last Saturday.
SOME REASONS WHY THE PRESIDENT'S SALARY SHOULD
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BANKING COMMITTEE AND $ .100 LAW
YER FINISHED WORK.
WANT CLOCK ON POSTOPFICE
Bill For Agricultural School In South
western Part Of Flic Slate Is Killed.
.Miller's Bill Per Pure Agricul-
liir.il Seeds Also Killed.
After seven weeks of strenuous
effort and the final employment
of a $300 lawyer , the banking
committee has finally formulated
a bill for guarantee of bank de
posits and introduced it in the
House on the da } ' of Mr. Bjyan's
address to the joint session.
While many democrats assert
that the bill is not what they
want , they reluctant ! } ' admit
that it is the best they can do.
The bill as presented , develops
no new ideas and is a tn.uch
simpler measure than the
guarantee bills previously in
troduced by Volpp in the Senate
and Wilson in the house , both of
which measures it is designed to
replace. It collects a guarantee
fund of one per cent of the gross
deposits of the banks , leaves the
guarantee in the Innks from
which it is raised , and provides
for practically immediate pay
ment of the depositors of the
failed bank. The measure is
admitted privately by many well
informed democratic members to
be decidedly inferior to the bill
introduced in the Senate by
Myers ( republican ) of Rock
county , but bearing the demo
cratic brand will no doubt take
procedure over the Myers bill.
Both Senate and House have
provided for the printing of
large numbers of extra copies of
this bill and within a few days
the state is to be flooded with
the document in the hopes of
attracting the attention and ap
proval of the people.
No Agiicullural School.
The democratic biethern in the
legislature are not dwelling to
gether in peace and harmony as
they should and are showing a
great deal more interest in the
classes of legislation that favor
ably affect the interest of the
brewers and the railroads than
they are in the matters that re
late most vitally to the interests
of the farmer. Tins is si own
by the results of various voles on
bills of decided interest to agri
cultural in the state , During
the week the House killed the
bill offered by Kelly of Furnas
for an agricultural college in the
southwestern portion of the state ,
the specific location named in
the bill being near the town of
Jvclley , who proposed the bill , is
not only one of the democratic
leaders of the House , but heads
one of the important committees ,
that of Public frauds and Build
ings. When'thc bill came up for
consideration. Mr. Kelly made
an eloquent plea for the farmers
of the stale and particularly ,
that the farmers of the great
southwestern section be given
this most desirable recognition.
Mr. Kelly and his bill was treat
ed with scant courtesy and was
told on the lloor of the House
during the debate by a democra
tic leader that "this session did
not intend to place any institu
tions in Kansas , " thereby in
figurative language putting Mr.
Kelly and his democratic neigh
bors in Furnas county beyond
the boundaries of the state. An
overwhelming democratic major
ity made Mr. Kelly take his med
icine whether he liked it or not.
No Pure Seeds For Tamers.
The same attitude of the demo
cratic House toward the farmers
of the state may be noted in the
treatment given the bill by Miller
of Custer , providing for pure
agricultural seeds. Mr. Miller
explained clearly to the House
the difficulties under which the
farmers labored in the matter
of adulterated seeds and the cry
ing necessity for a change in this
particular. However the pro
posal to secure honest seed houses
in the cities who had had their
men on the ground to tell how
foolish it would be to enact Mr.
Miller's bill into a law. The
democratic battle ax wac again
swung and Mr. Miller's seed bill
effectively killed with no
reference to the farmer's interest
The following bills were in
troduccd during the past week
by Taylor of Custer :
II. It. 421 Provides that
women shall vote at all munici
pal elections and all others than
II. R. 434 Designating the
method of selecting the high
.schools in which normal training
may be given.
II. R. 435 Fixing the sine of
all railway stock [ lyards at all
ADDITIONAL CASES SETTLED
Airs. Glass Gels $200 And 0. W. Abbott
The case of John K. Johnson
vs Thcadorc A. Johnson ct al ,
the com t appointed C. L. Gut-
terson as guardian and litcm for
Godfrey and Anna Johnson.
The court found due Mary Nore-
lins on cross petition $772 00
and same is a first lien 01 the
north-west one fourth of section
20 , township 13 , range 24. C.
II. Holcomb was appointed re
feree in the case.
The court directed the receiver
of the Broken Bow Business
College Jo advertise the real
estate of the college for thirty
days and sell it to the highest
bidder to settle the claim
against it. In case of D. M.
Amsbcrry vs Broken Bow Busi.
ness College. The receiver is to
report at the next term of the
tJ'hc ' cascof Klixi M. Glass vs
EUward G. Marts : in which Mrs.
Glass was suing for damages for
selling liquor to her husband
was settled before it came to
trial in District court last week
by Mrs. Glass agreeing to accept
$200 00 and Martx pays the costs.
Dr. W. 1C. T'albott'ssuit against
the county in which he was at
tempting to secure $71.00 for
services rendered ? the family of
W. V : Watscin was settled by the
county paying t'iie bill and the
costs of the suits were taxed up
to the county.
The jury returned a verdict
1'orG. W. Ajibott for $73-1,68' ilL
the case of C . W. Abbott vs C. B.
Q. R. R. Abbott sued the
Railroad company for damages
for the burning of his barm on
the theory that a spark trom the
railroad engine set the fire.
This case will probably be ap
pealed to the Supreme court by
the railroad company.
"A vociferous scream from the
Eagle" ( Grocery Co's bird ) at
last secured the attention of the
local reporter , who upon investi
gation , discovered the cause for
it , to have been , the arrival of a
bran new "tiny Miss" into the
home of Mr. and Mrs. L. D.
railway loading stations.
Want Clock on I'osloffice.
Some carping critics have been *
croaking that this legislature
was a do-nothing body and had
as yet accomplished nothing of
real importance. The record
will show that this is not the
fact. One of the most impor
tant issues that have come be
fore this session has been passed
by both houses and as soon as the
bill is signed by the governor
will have all the authority of
law. This is a joint resolution
by Skccn of Nemaha in the shape
of a memorial to congress re
questing the general government
to USP some of the funds in the
United States treasury for the
placing of a clock on the post
office , that the wandering Jvin
colnitc who is out after dark
may have an opportunity to note
what time of night it is and get
in before the cars stop running ,
While this issue was not stated
as "paramount" in the state plat
form , it was no doubt considered
of the highest importance , as it
is one of the very few laws pass
ed by the democratic legislature
up to date. On this remarkable
legislative showing , it is prcsutn
cd that the democratic part } *
counts on continued control of
the state government for many
years to come.
PLAN TO BUILD
RRIDdfi COMMIFI 1:1 : : OF COIN TV HOARD
BOARD MEETS A1AKCII I6tli
l.ocnled riircc Uridjres in lierwyn , ( wo in
Kilfoil , One in ( irnnl , One in
' rrltniipli , niul Ilircc InCiKlor ,
The Bridge Committee of the
County Board consisting of Sup-
crvisois Folcy , Gilmorc and Head
Icy have gone over the prospec
tive bridge sites in the county
and finisecd their work last
The Bridge Committee grant
ed petitions on the bridges that
were petitioned for and took
measures for twelve bridges in
the county. They located three
bridges in Bcrwyn precinct ;
two in Killoil precinct ; one in
Grant precinct ; one , two and one
half miles cast of Callaway : one
in Pine canyon ; one across the
Loup River in the south west
part of Triump ; two across Spring
Creek in Cnstcr township and one
across Ash Creek , south of Bro
ken Bow. This makes a total of
twelve bridges to be built if the
County Board approves the action
of the committee when it mieta
on March K > lh.
Ilcadlcy and Gilmorc went
home Monday afternoon and
Folcy retarded to his home in
Kilfoil Tuesday morning- .
The stockholders of ( ho Gold
Medal Mining Company , will
have a banquet this evening at
Stout's restaurant. Manager
Kammoii , of Hill City S. D. ,
where their mine is located , will
be present and the business of
the stockholders , will be discuss
ed. 'I he stockholders arc invit
ed to bring their friends with
them and oysters will be served
and cigars passed around.
Manager Sells of the Sterling
Colorado Klccltic Light Co , waa
in the city a few days thf first ot
the week looking up the question
of submitting a franchise to the
city council for an Electric Light
system. A meeting wan held
Monday night at Ed House's
office at which some of the repre
sentative business men were pre
sent for the purpose of interest
ing some Broken Bow cilistens in
taking slock in the Electric
Light Co :
The Society Reporter , inter
viewed "Bill } " Eastham last
week , at his own suggestion , and
ascertained the fact that he is an
understudy of the great Pador-
ewski ; at least in so far as the
style of wearing his hair goes :
which by the way , is qtiile be
coming to our dignified towns
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Toolcy re
turned Saturday night from a
three months visit to several
points in California. They re
port an unusually rainy season.
Mr. Tooley having rented his
ranch , he and his wife will re
side in the Bow for the present.
RcvChasC. Rollct of Minn
eapolis Minnesota Djpartmnt
Secretary of the sixth Mission
ary District will conduct services
at St John Episcopal church
Friday evening at 7.30. There
will be special music.
E. F. Meyers and Clifford Lorn-
ax spent a few days the first of
the week on the South Loup ,