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VOL. XXVII BROKEN BOW , OUSTER COUNTY NEBRASKA , THURSDAY , MARCH 11 , l'J09 NO10 ,
COAIMITTEE OP COUNCIL TAKliS FINAL
ACTION ON MEASURE
TO BE VOTED ON BY PfiOPLE
Franchise gives ( lie people ( lie right to
purchase and people may change
the rates of the Companj
Plant first class.
The city council uieel Wednes
day evening1 at the city hall for
the regular meeting1. After
some water works , and gas light
matters had been settled two re
presentatives of the Ladies
Library Association were heard
and a committee consisting1 of
Councilmen Ledwich , Kinibcrling
and Squires was appointed to
consider the feasibility of under
taking to get Andrew Carnegie
to give the city $10,000 for a
library building and the commit
tee was instructed to report at
the citizen mass meeling Tues
day evening. In order lo gel
the doniuatiou of $10,000 from
Carnegie the city must
guarantee $1000 per year for the ;
inataiuence of the library.
The matter of an electric
light franchise was then taken
up and the committee appointed
al Ihc last meeling read a fran
chise which Chairman Ledwich
stated embodied the best features
in each of the two franchises
which had been submitted for
The committee asked leave lo
furlhur consider Ihe mailer and
report at a special mecliug lo be
held Friday uighl.
The Committee held another
session this morning aud com
pleted Ihe franchises which Ihe
Council will recommend lhat the
people grant to whoever the coun
cil Ihinks besl , provides lhat the
party who gels the franchise
shall begin the work of conslsucl-
tion within 120 days , and shall
have the plant completed and it )
operation within one year.
It provides for a sliding
scale on residential lighting
beginning at sixteen cents per
1000 watt hour sand running down
to ten cents , and for the com
mercial lighting1 the rates begin
at fifteen ceiils per 1000 wall
hours and run down to eight
cents. The cost in each case de
creases as the amount of current
The city agrees to take
twenty five arc lights for a period
of five years at the rate of $7.50
per month for all night service.
The company to which the fran
chise is granted must establish ,
maintain aud operalc without
cost to the city an arc light or an
arc of incandescent lights al each
corner of Ihe public square.
The cily relaius Ihe righl lo
purchase Ihc plant after it has
been in operation ten years and
the price lo be paid for the sys
tem is to be determined by a board
The franchise requires that the
plant shall be first class and that
the conslruction throughout
shall be modern aud up to dale.
A board of aribtration may be
selected al any time that the
council feels lhat the rates of the
company arc not reasonable and
proper and this board has power
to fix the rates of thecompauy.
The franchise gives the city
the right to purchase the plant ,
the right to fix the rates of the
company and requires that the
plant shall be a good one.
NfiW ENTERTAINMENT COURSE
President Cornet Has Five Strong I'm-
irrames For Next Winter.
President Cornet of Custer
College has made arrangements
with the Western Redpalh Cha-
tnuqua Company to furnish live
entertainments for a lecture
course to be given under his
personal management in the
city next winter. Three of Ihe
enlerlainmenls for which he has
coutracled arc numbers which
the company had planned to put
on at the Chatauqua here next
summer and they will be taken
off Ihe Chaulauqua program in
order lo supply President Cor
net with a complete course of
The course will probably begin
sometime in November and Mr
Cornet may later decide to add
another number to the course
making six entertainments.
The five arranged for are very
highly recommended by manager
Teagarden and will consist of an
illustrated lecture on the Pan
ama canal , a popular lecture ,
music by a male quartcllce , a
cartoonist , and au impersonator
aud his company.
President Cornet stales lhal
Ihis course will be run indepen
dent of the culeclainment course
put on by the young people
though he desires to in no way
build up opposition lo Ihc young-
MOORE WINS IN
POOL IIAI.L CASli
The ousler proceedings brought
t > y the Anti-saloon league of
Mason Cilv lo put Chas. Moore
out of Ihe pool hall business in
Mason came lo Irial before
Jus-lice T. J. Wood of Mason lo-
day and Ihe justice found in favor
of Moore. The people of Mason
City voted to have no pool hills
aud the city council passed an
ordinance prohibiting them bul
Mr. Moore pul in his hall regard
less of Ihcse and Ihe action was
brought up by the Anti-saloon
league to compel him lo quit
Another meeling of Ihe farm
ers inlercslcd in the forming of a
farmers multtal shipping associ-
alien was held al Ihc court
house Wednesday afternoon.
A constitution and by laws
was adopted by Ihe associalion
and the commillee on member
ship reported lhal il had secured
aboul fifly members.
George O. Waters acted as
chairman of the mccliug and C.
W. Beal pushed Ihe pencil that
recorded the minutes.
Another meeting for the elec
tion of officers and the further
perfection of the work of organ-
halion will be held next Wed
nesday al 2 p. m.
The Irial of Messrs Amos and
Hirely of Wcslerville in county
court lasl Friday on Ihc charge
of running a disorderly pool hall
in Weslerville resulted in a
victory for the defence. County
atlorney Gadd scemea lo have
had sufiicienl evidence lo prove
his chargeu bul Ihe courl held
lhal Ihc charge made aganisl
the men did not constitute a violation
lation of Ihe law and i turned
C. W. Bowmau has sold the
Nello Marshall farm of lf > 0 acres
itise.cliou 35-1820 to II. Lomax ,
The consideration was $5350.
SOCIAL FUNCTIONS. ;
OF THE PAST WEEK
DINNER AT THE PHOENIX.
Mrs. C. II. Kennedy , entertain
ed a few friends at one o'clock
dinner , at the Phoenix Cafe
Thursday. Covers were laid for
Mcsdames Palmer , 1C. M. Thomp
son and D. W. Thompson.
The Country Club was enter
tained last Friday evening , by
Mr. and Mrs. Woods , at their
home just south of the Fair
grounds. High live and dancing
were the order of the evening-
Mrs. Russell won the llrst pme ,
a box of Chocolates. A dainty
midnight supper was served.
DUPLICAII WINS I-
: - -
Last Saturday evening Mr.
and Mrs. ft. Taylor entertained
a few of their friends at their
home on the sottlhside Progres
sive duplicate whist was played
at three tables. Refreshments
were served at a late hour.
Those present were , Messrs and
Mesdames , House , II. Bruce ,
Leonard , J. Lrdwich , F. Taylor ,
and Arthur Lcdwich.
0. P. S. KFNSINfilON.
Mrs. Joe Molyneux and Mrs TC.
R. Ptircell entertained the ladies
of the O. F . S. at a Kensington ,
Tuesday afternoon at the home
of Mrs. Molyneux. Thirty
members of the order were pre- ;
sent. A variety of fancy worjv !
was in evidence. Thcl'r , sidcul
TCquested Mrs. Dodds to rcail ' : i
number of chapters from u book
giving- the cxpcrience'bf a "Ten
der foot" in southern Cal The
only decorations in evidence
were house plants.
After a short business session
a fine supperovas served by the
IP.ACIIF.RS lNriRTAIMl : : : ) .
Last Saturday evening , Mr.
and Mrs. L. II. Jcwctt , entertain
ed at their pleasant home , at a
seven o'clock dinner , the teachers
of the Public schools of the city.
Covers were laid for seventeen.
The place cards were decorated
with sprays of violets. The
table was arranged to form the
letter T. The decorations were
red carnations , and candle sticks
with red shades. ' 1 he four
course dinner was served by Hie
Misses Bessie Orr , ICleatior Rich
ardson , Janic Cooper. A fcarurc
of the dinner was the wonderful
carving , by Prof. Mclndoo , who
proved himself , without mention
an expert. Those present were
Prof , and Mrs. Mclndoo , the
Misses Clark , Hills , McConncll ,
Dclwciller , Downey , Kcaton ,
Ware , Simmons , Snyder , Farrell ,
Findlcy , Crumley and Fulton.
Shakespeare Qnaratctle Meet.
The members of the Shakes
peare Ouaralelle , Mrs. Chas
G'ltterson ' , Mrs. Tom Sturky ,
Mrs. 1-Mward McComas , and Mrs.
Frank Taylor , held their weekly
meeling , Tuesday afternoon at
3:30 : o'clock , at the home of Mrs.
Taylor. These ladies , ardent
admirers of the great poet ,
author , and dramatist Shakes
peare , banded themslves together
early last fall , for the purpose of
studying in a thorough and aya
tematic manner all of hia plays-
taking them up in chronological
order. King Henry the V. is
now engaging their atten
tion. History and tradition are
searched for details , HO thai noth
ing of the least iuportance , es
capes their attention , relating to
the period 1-113-1422 when Henry
was King1 of England. Search
ers for information concerning
Shakespeare or his plays , are re-
fered to any one or all the mem
bers of this intensely interested
( Juartctte , of authority on the
The Ladies of the Presbyterian
church gave a very delightful re
ception. Wednesday evening at
the pleasant home of Mr. and
Mrs. L. H. Jewett , in honor of
Rev. and Mrs. Aubrey.
A great many of the members
and friends of the church avail
ed themselves of the opportunity
of meeting the new minister and
his family , in this pleasant way.
At intervals during the even
ing the guests were treated to a
number of vocal and instrument
Refreshments were served in
the dining room , which was
lighted by the soft light from
many shaded candles. The table
decorations were , rod carnations
aud stuilax ; icd candles and
shades. Miss 1'Varl Hunter sat
at one end of the table and I cut
the ice rrcam , Miss Sybil Gulh-
rce at the opposite end and pour
ed the coffee. The Misses Farrel
and Hipsley served the guests.
This ( Thursday ) afU-tnoon ,
Mrs. , C. W. Richardson and her
daughter Mrs. 1C M Thompson en
tertained at a three course four
o'clock luncheon , in honor of Mrs.
D. W. Thompson , of iMireka ,
Cal. Karly in the afternoon a
button hole contest was announc
ed and the guests were soon
busily * engaged working them.
Mrs. Charlie Cox received the
pri'/.i ? , a dainty pin tray , for hav
ing-done the nicest aud neatest
' 'he ' luncheon was served at
two tallies in the diningroom. .
Covers were laid for eighteen.
The decorations were large
bunches of scarlet carnations and
matdcn hair ferns. Misscn Janic
Cooper , Klcanor Richardson , and
Nell Rector served the luncheon.
The guests were Mcsdames ,
J. Cl rislman , Jewell , J. Bruce ,
Kasttnan , Cooper , Cox , Gadd , C.
Kennedy , J. Gaudy , Palmer ,
Drake , ( Mass , K. Mullins and
PUTTING UP A HGIIT
The stale papers report lhal a
number of people from Callaway
Anslcy and Sargent are down lo
Lincoln Ihis week looking aflcr
Ihe inlcrestsof Ihe divisionisls in
the State Legislature.
Through the inlluencc of Rep
resentation Miller , of Sargent , a
bill has been inlroduccd and has
passed Ihe second reading aud
gone lo Ihc printer. From there
it goeslo the general file in the
House and waits for its turn to
come up for passage. It may be
advanced faster and come up for
consideration earlier if the sift
ing committee so directs. Just
what will become of Ihe bill re
mains lo be seen.
Among Ihe divisionisls who
are in Lincoln working for it are :
R. K. Brega , George If. Laflcur ,
William Warren , John Moran ,
and W. T. Hayes , of Callaway
Clarence Mackey and T. T. Va'r-
ney of Ansley ; A. V. Hartley
and H. L. Hicks of Sargenl.
John S McGrctw went to his
farm on the Middle Loup Ihe
first of the week and returnee
Wednesday with a fine lot o
ducks. He says he never saw
bettor shooting than can be foum
on Ihe Middle Loup now.
Miss Helen McComas who liar
been Ihc guesl of her sisler Mrs.
John Squires for the pasl two
months returned last Saturday to
her home al Brownville.
IMPOROVEMENTS IN CLIPI
Farmers are spending plenty of money
in bettering their conditions
The Republican is pleased al all
limes to make note of Ihc im
provements which are being made
in one part of the county or
W. J. Rice , of Cliff , has sub-
milled Ihe following writcup of
Cliff township showing the ten
dency lowards better improve
ments and an improvement in the
farm conditions and farm life.
Cliff is a parl of Cuslcr County
and the great stale of Nebraska.
Us lands arc as rich and produc
tive as Ihc valley of Ihe Nile.
The people of the township are
fast improving the character of
the buildings and other improve
ments , and are raising a better
quality of horses , catlle and
The farmers are coming to
learn the value of Alfalfa aud
oilier lame grasses , all of which
grow splendidly and make valu
The winters arc comparatively
mild , and live slock of all kinds
passes through the cold weather
n a good healthy condition.
The fall wheat crop in Cliff
township will be short this yeat
owing to the fact lhal less wheat
was planted lasl fall.
Along the line of improvements
I is interesting lo nolc lhal
eight new farm houses have been
mill in Cliff township in Ihc last
year at a cost of about $12,000.
Pour new barns have been erect
ed costing about $1S,000. Nine
lew wells have been put down
costing about $3500. A new
church is about completed on
Cliff table which when completed
will have cost about $3000.
Many of the other farmers in
this township arc contemplating
milding this coming summer.
Land is now worlh from $35 lo
50 per acre. Under Ihese im-
> roved conditions which come
ilong the line of what Kx Prcsi-
lenl Roosevelt and his country
ife commission have been striv
ing for the people are happy and
The public sales being conduct
ed here show lhat live stock of
all kinds is bringing fancy prices
The ducks and geese are plen
tiful aud furnish plently of sporl.
Last but not least the political
pol is over Ihe fire and unless
we all look oul the thing may
tip a lilllc and someone will gel
LON ASH LOOSES
AN INJURED EYE
Lon Ash who was lakcn to
Omaha about Iwo weeks ago lo
have his eye Irealed by Dr.
Gifford underwent an operation
Tuesday lo have the eye taken
out. The eye was hurl through
stricking a harrow loolh in such
a manner as lo have il lly and
strike him in the eye. The case
seemed lo be a serious one from
Ihe slarl but hope of saving the
eye was not given up until the
first of Ihis week and Ihe opera-
lion lo remove Ihe eye look
place in Omaha Tuesday.
wm. F. Haumont , Rlton , 21
Phyllia K. Gnvaerts , TCI Ion , 2f
Martin C. Jensen , Hazard5
Karen C. Jacobson , Mason City 21
Olie Olson , Hound Valley , 23
Stella Ilrumionl , Round Valley IS
J. K. Hermon , relumed lasl
Sunday from Clyde , Kansas where
he was called , by Ihc illness of
his uiolher. Wednesday Mr ,
Ilermou received word that her
illness had taken a serious turn.
J , S. AlcliRAW , I. . CUSIhlAN APPOINT
1:1) : ) TO TAKE MA FTF.R UP.
GOO ! ) ROAD BADLY NEECED.
'eople of Callaway already line a com *
inilleeIiul new one may be appoint *
cd ProdoWc location.
The president of the Commer
cial Club has appointed J. S. McGraw -
Graw and L. Ctishman as a com-
niltcc from Broken Bow to con-
er with a connnittce from Calla-
way , on the location of a good
road between the two cities.
luring1 the agitation for the ap-
) ointmcnt of a committee laiit
summer Callaway appointed a
committee on the road but thia
committee was not met by a com-
nillcc from Broken Bow , and r.o
niicli time has elapsed since its
ippointment that another com-
nittce may have to be appointed
> y the Callaway people.
The location for the road which
he Broken Bow committee news
s considering1 is a road running1
straight west on the section line
o the west table and then down
Turner Valley. The committee
iclieves that this is the last road
that can be secured
A large proportion of the pco-
) lc of Broken Bow arc cnthusias-
.tc over the location of a good
road , and the people along- the
proposed route seem to be taking-
considerable interest in the mat
er. It is stated on good author-
ly that a number of the farmers
ilong1 the route mentioned are
willing to donate their land
where the road crosses them , aiid
some have signified a willingness
o put up some money to see the
road go through.
A prominent cilisten of this
city who is enthusiastic over the
, he question of good roads in all
> arlsof the county made the
'ollowing statement to a repre
sentative of the Republican :
"Throughout all my residence
icre I have been an advacate of
jood roads and have advocated
the idea that we ought to be
willing to spend our money liber
ally in improving the roads be
cause vie get two , yea five , dollars -
lars worth of comfort out of
every dollars we spend in making
ing- them better. "
"Take , for example ; this pro
position of a road to Callaway.
As things are no N it is practically
impossible for a man to haul a
load to Callaway from here or to
Broken Bow from Callaway to
say nothing of the inconveniences
encountered in traveling with
light rigs. And what applies to
us and to the people of Callaway
in this road applies equally to
the farmer ? between the two
cities. With good roads the
farmers ran haul heavy loach
and do it easier. It takes less
time and horse flesh aud consequently
quently means a saving of litii )
and money to hire. "
"A good road is not only a
matter of convenience , but it is a
saving of time and money When
a man haa a good road to travel
over he will save time , horse flesh
and money enough to pay him
back several times for what he
spent in helping to put the ro.ul
in condition. We not only want
good roads to Callaway , but we
want good roads everywhere. "
Supt. II. M. Piuckney return
ed Tuesday from Chicago where
ho went to attend the National
Teachers Association ,