Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921, April 29, 1909, Image 1
STEE rt COUNTY REPUBLICAN , VOL. XXVII BROKEN BOW , CUSTER COU NTY NEBRASKA , THURSDAY , APRIL 29 , 1'J ' NO 47 ARRANGE FOR JUNIOR NORMAL PROF. R. I. ELLIOTT WILL BL THE SUPERINTENDENT FACULTY WILL BE STRONG Junior Normal term will last eight weeks Instead of six as last year first tow weeks will be for instute County Superintendent Pinck- uey was called to Lincoln last Fri day to join with others interested in a | conference concerning the fans and work of the Junior Nor mal for the coming summer. The conference lasted through Fri day afternoon , Saturday forencon and afternoon , and was marked by intense interest and earnest discussion. Mr. Pinckney re turned on the late train Monday night , and reports as follows : Prof. Elliott , recently elected as Supenntendeut of Broken Bow schools for the coming year , will act as Principal of the Junior Normal , Dr. Clark not being at liberty to return for this session ; Supt. S. E. Mills , of Ravenna. who was so greatly appreciated last year , has made arrangements for work elsewhere , hence , will not be here this summer. With these exceptions , the faculty will be the same as last year , with the possible exception of Supt. Howe of Ord , who is asked for at an other Junior Normal. If the re quest is granted , some other com petent person will replace Supt. Howe. The instructors who were em ployed last year and who will be uere-again this yearrare : Rupt. H. M. Pinckney , Prof. J. G. W Lewis , Prof. Mclndoo , Miss Alice Burley and Prof. Loren Cornett. The entertainment course will consist of two numbers , possibly three. Frank A. Hoberson will give one of his world famous "Travelogues , " the subject being L "The Last Days of Messina. " ' " Mr. Roberson was in Messina a few weeks previous to the earth quake , and took a large number of views. Upon hearing the news of the earthquake , he re turned to Messina as soon as he could secure a passport , and spent several days in taking views of the scenes of the ruins and of the relief work. He thus has probably the most complete and the latest series of views of the city before its destruction , And the earliest views afterward. pVT , These will be shown both in the moving pictures and in the mag nificent colored stereoptican views which have delighted Rob- erson's hearers in every part of America , The second number of the entertainment course will be pre sented by Adrian M. Newens , who needs no introduction to Broken Bow audiences. The Junior Normal term will last aight weeks , instead of six as last year , beginning June 7th end ending July 30. The first two weeks will be the Institute for Custer County teachers , and probably for some of the neigh boring counties. Closing Exercises. The closing exercises of the East Table b'chool , taught by ' / Edna Russom , took place last ' Friday afternoon. There was a much enjoyed literary program and a fine exhibition of school Work. A large number of friends And parents were present. Miss IRussom is to be congratulated on the years work , for being the most successful in the history of the school , ASSOCIATION ELECTS OFFICERS The Custer County Sunday School Association at its 25th Annual Convention held in Brok en Bow , last week elected the following officers , for the coming year ; to wit ; President , J. M. Podge. Vice President , D. M. Amsberry , Secretary-Treasurer , Mrs. E. Shepardson. Supt Elem entary Dep't , Mrs. W. H Dan iehon of Anseltno. supt Teacher Training osp't. H. Lotnax , supt Homeoept , Mrs. L. W.McCand- less , snpr. Terapsrance npt. J , H. Currie. supt. Adult Class nept Mrsi J. J. Tooley , Anselmo and Rev. J. T. Carsyu of Ansley. Mr. Paul S Dietrick and Miss Margrett Brown the state Field workers were with us and added vrcy materially to the interest and success of the convention , The former was with us the 21st at all of the sessions , closing with a fine address in the even- ug. The latter coming to us at the morning session and re maining through out the day. This was the very best conven tion that the Association has ever icld. The work is becoming better understood by the schools over the county and a greater nterest is being shown all along the line. The finances are in the best condition they have ever been , all expenses have been met and the State apportionment > aid , with a little balance in the reasurer hands. All feel that he cause of our God is being advanced.bv this Interdenominat onal work. May we see yet for "Our . " ) etter things King. J. M F. COLLEGE MEN HAVE BANQUET Eight men who had attended he State University , three who lad been at Weselyan , one from ho University of Iowa , one from Franklin College and one from Grand Island College were out to the College men's banquet at the Turlington hotel , Monday cven- ng. Coasts were responded to by Will McCandless , Dr. Chris- ensen , Ross Moore and II. G. Myers Edwin F. Myers acted as toastraaster. After the banquet , E. F. Myers was elected temporary chairman and Clifford Lomax temporary secretary. H. G. Myers , Will ilcCandless and Ray Kuns were appointed as a committee to ar range a permanent organization and the next banquet. CUSTER COUNTY BASE BALL LEAGUE A meeting was held at Ed House's office last week to dis cuss the base ball situation. After some discussion it was de cided to try to organize a Custer County league , composed of a team from each town in the cou nty. Fred Hays and Luther Mil ler were appointed as a commit tee to organize the league , They hope to have the organization ol the league completed and com mence playing on the regular league schedule about Juno 1st A meeting will be held in the court house at Spin , May 4th to decide whether or not Broken Bow will celebrate the 4th of Ju ly , Everyone who is interested on one side or the other of the question is urged to be present The jolly Linger Longer club attended the star Theater las Friday evening in a body. SOCIETY ITEMS $ Bishop Graves Visitation , Bishop Graves will make his annual visitation to St. Johns Episcopal Church next Sunday , May the 2nd. The choir is pre paring some cxcellant new music , for both morning and evening services. The church ia fortun ate in securing the services of such well known musicians , as Mrs. George Russotn , Miss Francis , - cis Wilson and Mr. Frank Tay lor. Also a number of soloists. At the evening service a largte class will be presented for con firmation. An invitation is ex tended to the public to attend these services. I. 0. 0. P. Anniversary Service. The anniversary service of the Odd Fellows lodge was conduct ed at St. Johns Episcopal church last Sunday morning. Nearly forty members attended in a body. The services were state. ly and impressive. The Hev. Xanders preached tea a crowded house , an able and eloquent sermon on Friendship , Love and Truth The consensus of opinion seems to be that it was one of the ablest sermons ever heard in the city The music by the choir was exceptionally fine and received the warmest praise. The caster music was repeated at this time , with one or two changes. The church was appropriately decorated for the occasion. Elect Officers. At the close < pf the evening services , a congregational meet ing was held for the annual el- lection of officers , which resulted in the re-election of Mr. George Purcell to the office of Senior Warden , which office he has held for many years ; Will Purcell Junior Warden ; Andrew Horn Treasurer ; Mrs. C. L. Gutterson Clerk. D. of II.Meeting / At the regular meeting of the Degree of Honor held Tuesday evening , the lodge was honored by the prehence of the Grand Chief of Honor of this state , Mrs. M. H. Cleaver of Neligh. Vt the earnest solicitation oi the Chief of Honor , the Grand Chief ) re8ided. During the evening , bhe spoke of the work of the order and of the earnest effort bo ng made for this state to again ) ecome the Banner state organ- zation. Mrs. Cleaver is a pleasant speak er , mingling pleasing anecdote with sober fact , thereby making a deep impression on her audi ence. ence.There There was a large attendance of members and a few friends from Anselmo , including Mrs. Alemeda Elder , Chief of Honor of the lodge at that place. At the close of the meeting , a fine banquet was served under the direction of Mrs. Burke and Messrs. Gus Humphrey and Charlie Martin , the latter gentle man proved himself a hummer , not only on ordering refresh ments , but on serving them as well. Here's to Charlie ! Birthday Surprise Party. Last Monday afternoon , Mrs , Joe Molyneux , entertained in honor of her mother , Mrs Mathews - ews birthday anniversary. The affair was a complete surprise Verbal invitations were issuet to a number of Mrs. Matkcws friends , to assist in making this mile-stone a memorable occasion The rooms presented the ap pearance of a typical bee-hive including a few drones. At work and at play the afternoon passed swiftly , Mrs. Molyneux i arranged a short impromptu pro gram as follows- The Telephone. . . .Mrs. Xtvndora Instrumental Music. .Mrs. Iszard Transcendentalism , or should \ married men work. . .Mrs. James The Sculptor. . . .Mrs. Chrislman Thought Mrs. Gutterson All the members received rounds of applause , At five o'clock a substantial course supper was served in the dining room , the gueets being seated at two long trbles. Cov ers were laid for twenty-five. The place cards wore decorated with colonial figures , arrayed in all the splendour of the styles of that period , and were used in honor of the National meeting of the D. A. R's held in Wash ington D. C. The table decorations were pink carnations and American beauty roses , resting on beauti ful lace and embroidered centre pieces. Bunches of the same flowers , decorated the music and living rooms. Mrs Mathews received many useful tokens of regard , as well as congratulations and best wish es from her friends , for many happy returns of the day. RUNNAWAYS WILL Bli HERE NE\r WCDNI-SDAV , With pretty girls , beautiful scenery , gorgeous costumes and a specially selected company and after a run of seven months in Sew York the Runaways will be seen at the Opera house Wednesday evening May 5th. The book is by Addison Bukhart author of the Mimic World and the music by the world famed composer Raymond Hubbcll who wrote the music for Fanataua ; nitnic World Mexician and most of the successful operettes of this lay. George Ovey , who headed he cast as Blutch the Jockey is a demiuutive comedian who lelights his audiences with his strange antics. He possesses a style all his own , which keeps lis audiences in a continuous uproar. He is supported by such well known musical comedy fav orites as William LennoxFrancis Carrier , Louis Homer and Care- inc Cantlon NOW DRY GOODS STORE WILL BE OPENED UP HER E George Kiffin , of the firm of Kiffin & Locke of Gortlaud , Ne braska , was in the city the first of the week and arranged for a ive year lease on the two-story building to be erected by J. F. Baisch between ihe Custer Na tional and the Holcomb Book Store. The firm will put in a $25,000.00 stock of dry goods and ladies' and mens's furnishings. J. N. Stone who has been in the employ of II. B. Drake for some time will be general manager of the new store. The financial standing of the firm combined with Mr. Stone's experience as a dry goods merchant should make it one of the leading stores in this part of the state. C. PentT& Co. have just recciv- ed a new line of pattern hats and some new milan and straw shades and we will make a spec ialty of graduating hats , we have also a nice line of children's hats. Jack Miller , the wrestler who wrestled Frank DuCray a the Opera houseTuesday evening left this morning for Ravenna where he has an engagement Fri day evening , The first May party of the season will be given at the Great Opera House May * th. All are invited. A literary and musical program will be given , The corardittee is making elabo- ate arrangements for the decora- SMOOTH ROBBERY EXECUTED HERE An Elgin gold watch , a Mas onic locket , and a grey overcoat was stolen Irom Felix Rothchild , a Chicago traveling man who was registered at the Grand Cen tral Hotel Tuesday. Rothchild went to his room about 3:30 : in the evening to sleep until the 11:27 : train came in and when he awoke hia belongings were gone le reported the matter to the officers and offers $50. reward for the return of the property and will give $25 , additional for the arrest of the thief. It was learned lattr that a nan giving his name as Charles Sllis and claiming to be from Billings came to the hotel early Tuesday morning an 1 aecurod a ootu. He claimed to be sick and wanted to rest while he was n his room all day and his meals were sent to him. He left some ime during the night without laying 1m bill and took with liui a pair of pants belonging to o Luther Miller. A pair of [ loves was found on the back steps indicating that tie had gone out the back way. lie eft a fairly good over coal and wo pair of pants in his room Phere was considerable difference n the size of the pants and this s taken to indicate that he had tolen them some where else and d left them in order to get id of them. Nothing further has been Vicard from him. CUSTER COUNTY'S ANNUAL CONTEST The annual contest of the Cus- ner County High School Associa- ion will be held at Broken How on May 8th. The indications are that this will be one of the nest interesting meetings ever icld by the association. Four 3igh Schools will be represented n the Declamatory Contest , and two in the Oratorical Contest. The prizes in each class will be , he same as last year , a Gold Medal for first and a Silver Med al for second. The schools that have planned to take part are Broken Bow , Auslcy , Mason City and Merna. The Athletic prog ram will be unusually full of int erest and will probably beheld at the Fair Frounds , as it is plann ed to charge a small admission fee , to betray the necessary ex penses and to provide medals for the victorious contestants. Among eng the probable events may be mentioned the mile running race and a five mile relay race neither of which have hithertofore > ) een attempted. A game of ball will be played between the represen tatives ot two of the schcols. Watch for a complete program in next weeks paper. RE-ORGANIZE COMPANY M It has been rumored for some time that Co. "M" might be mus tered out , and when Horace Ken nedy was in Omaha the first o the week , he requested Adj. Gen Hartigan to give him an oppor tunity to reorganize the company in case he thought it best to mus ter it out. According to specia order No. 15 , issued by Adj , Gen Hartigan , the resignations o Lieutenants Oxford and Joync are accepted and Capt. Kenned ; is authorized to organize a com pany to be known as Company "M" . Mr , Kennedy took thi action on request of the Commer cial Club. DEMOCRATS ARE NOT HARMONIOUS FAVLOR LOCKI : ! ) HORNS Wllll HIS lULOW PARTISANS. DOESN'T LIKI : OLLIS' WORK Representative Taylor deduces ( hat Sen * utor Ollis should he classed Hilti Senator Hanson of Omaha. Twenty-two Democrats , two Republicans and E , R , Purcell oustituti'd crowd which n as- cinblcd in the court house last Saturday afternoon , for the con- crence of the Democrats and Populists. Mack Warrington vas elected temporary chairman and Edward Foley , Sr. was chos en secretary. Representative Taylor was present , and he wan culled upon for a speech. Mr Baylor stated that hu considered hat the legislature had done omc work that was coiumend- ablc and some that was not com- ncndable , and while ho believed hat it should be commended for he good work it had done , he lid not believe in whitewashing over the condemnable part of ila vork , Resolutions were introduced by C. W. Heal , declaring tlje coti- ilined faith of the Democrats in he National Platform of 1V08 , lematiding tarifl' revision and an ncoiuc tax at the present con gress , and commending the sen ator and representatives from this district. Taylor had intimated before that he and Senator Ollis bad not agreed perfectly and he now stated that he did ndf care to lave his name included in a resolution elution commending Mr. Ollia. Marshall Eddy , Ross Moore , fob n Squires , 11. J. Shiuu and W. B. Eastham all took part in the debate on the question of the idoplion of the resolutions As the discussion grew warm , Tay- or declared that Ollis was as bud or even worse than Senator Ran som , of Ouidha , who was the recognized corporation tool of the Senate , and that his name could cot be coupled with that of Ollis with his consent. The trouble between Taylor and Ollis seems to have arisen very largely over the-question of the passage of the Physical Val uation bill. Taylor insisted that the South Omaha Stock Yards railroad should be included in the bill , while Ollis opposed that and favored excepting the one road from the operation of the law. FRANCHISE GOES TO J. W ; EARLY At meetings of the city coun cil held Wednesday and Thurs day of this week , the electric lighting franchise was granted to John W , Earley , of Columbus , Mr. Earley offered five free arc lights instead of four , and made the city a rate of $6.75 per arc light for the twenty-five arc lights that it is to take , This is seventy-five cents per arc light lower than any other man offered , He has ten days in which to ac cept the franchise and must be gin the construction of the plant within sixty days after he ac cepts the franchise. He must al so put up a certified check for $500 00 as a guarantee of good faith , and have the plant in op eration within eight months. Mr , andMrs , S , O. Miller who live near the King school house are the proud parents of a baby girl this week.