Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921, May 06, 1909, Image 1
< COSIER rn ' VOL , XXVII BROKEN BOW , OUSTER COUNTY NEBRASKA , THURSDAY , MAY ft , 190' ) NO MRS XANDERS IN WASHINGTON. Attend * Aleellng Held There of Ameri can Pen Women. Elected State Represen lathe She Had Some Difficulty in Reaching tljc Meeting Owing to Getting on the Wrong Street Car. WASHINGTON , D. C , , The Gladstone , 1423 R. Street , N. W. The trip from Baltimore to the City of Magnificent distan ces , is made in one hour. This time limit seemed considerably shortened by the unexpected presence of my sister's brother- in-law , Sir Knight , Harry E. Buckingham , senior warden of the State of Pennsylvania , whom I have not seen for six years. The time passed swiftly in remi niscent talk. At seven thirty , Monday even ing , May the third , we arrived at the handsome , new and im mense , though not quite com pleted , Union station , at Wash ington. It is impossible for mete to give you an adequate idea of the size and beauty of the build ing and its surroundings. It is by far the finest in the United States , if not in the world. Be fore leaving the station I tele phoned my.friends of my arr'val ' , at the same time informing them of my intention of attending the meeting at 8 o'clock , of the League of American Pen Women at their headquarters , 1347 L. Street , N. W. As luck would ' have it , we took the wrong car , and was obliged to transfer ; that alone would not have been so bad , but the lo"g wait for the car , was annoying to say the least , even though I was assured that they would not open the meeting on time. Mr. Bucking ham left me on the very thresh old of the "Sanctum Sanctor- iurn" of the League ; at the same motn.ent \ was greeted by a cor dial hand-clasp from a member to whom I confided my name and state. The historian wa's more than half through reading the history of the past year and so I missed mention of Nebraska. At the conclusion of the reading , and the brief discussion it called forth , Mrs. Rachel Tongate Beck , 2nd vice-president , pre sented me to the president , Mrs. La , Salle Cprbell Pickett , who gave me a yery cordial welcome to the annual meeting. I assur ed her of the pleasure it afforded me to be present at this time. She then presented me to the members collectively and not in dividually. It was left for me later to speak to them individu ally. ally.All All the annual routine business - $ ness was promptly dispatched. It included reports from all the officers. The president was requested to name a comrnittee to draft resolutions on the death of a for mer president , Mrs Morgan. When the committee retired the president called on your So ciety reporter for a speech. The call was so sudden she could only remark , she came to hear and not to be heard , and I ex tended greetings from the Ne braska members. When the committee on reso lutions were ready to report , the president requested the mem bers to stand during the reading. The election of officers for the ensuing year was a revelation in more ways than one. In the first place , neither the officers or members paid strict attention to parlimentary rules not that there is any question as to their knowledge along those lines , but it did seem unnecessary , where all was such sweet and charm ing graciousness , and where such deference was paid to the wish of each individual. There was positively no electioneering , no rival candidates at sword's points , no antagonism of any kind , peace and good will reign ed supreme. Your reporter received the unanimous vote for representa tive for the state of Nebraska. At the close of the meeting a pleasant social half hour was much enjoyed , after which I put myself in care of the historian and new first vice-president , Mrs. Heck. On the car the lat ter lady gave me a lovely copy of her poem , entitled , "The City Beautiful , " ( Washington ) and finely illustrated by the husband of the historian. Before leaving me at the entrance to the "Glad stone" the historian invited mete to luucheon on Wednesday. I he president , a charming woman , was iu evening dress , and pre sided with winning modesty and grace. There was nothing of a social nature planned , owing to the serious illness of her mother. It was a surprise to > find so many of the League are members of the D. A R. It is a cause for deep regret that my visit did not include that National conven tion held here only a week or two ago ; at which time a num ber of social functions were given in its honor. At 10:30 : my friends were anx iously awaiting my arrival , when I was surprised and pained to learn of the death of my friend , Mfs. Nagel's' ' husband , last De cember. In my next letter I will tell how it came about that I .had the pleasure of meeting Presi dent Taft. * Sincerely , Bins AMANDA L. XANDUKS. WILL CELEBRATE JULY FOURTH Committee Appointed to Raise Funds for The Occasion , WANTS TO RAISE $1500.00 Sentiment Very Generally in Favor of The Celebration and it Promises to be a Hummer. The meeting called for last Tuesday evening at the court house to determine whether or not Broken Bow would celebrate the Fourth of July , was unsuc cessful , due very largely to the many other attractions on that evening. A committee of the commercial club consisting of A E. Anderson and Joe Molyneux had been appointed to raise the money for the celebration. The committee finds the sentiment in favor of celebrating very strong and its expects to raise about $1,500. Aside from the money subscribed by the merchants , it will probably suspend ropes from each corner of the square to the flag pole and advertising space on these ropes will be sold. The committee may also secure a moving picture show to be given in the Temple theatre. If tins- is done it will be to keep a second show from coming in and tin proceeds will go to help pay tin expenses of the celebration. Manager Great of the opera states that Sanford Dodge will be here on the 27th with a largt company. Mr. Dodge is one oi the best known actors in the country. He has put on the play of Damon and Pythias in this city and made a great hit with the audience. Watch for full announcements later. CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY OFFICES : Definite Announcements arc Appearing Now. Non-Partisan Election Ballots. Candidates for Judge and County Super intendent iMinit Pile for the General Election , The changes which were made in the direct primary law by the last legislature will tend to take' ' considerable interest out of the coining primary this summer aud may cause some changes in the line-up of the candidates. The law now provides that the candidates for university regents , supreme judges , disttict judges , county judge and county super intendent shall file their appli cations to be placed on the bal lot at the general election and th2 names of these candidates shall appear on a uou-pnrtisaii ballot. The object of the law is to take these offices out of poli tics , though it is doubtful if it does that when put into prac tice. The constitutionality of the law also seems to be some what in doubt and it will prob-1 ably be tested in time to deter mine the question before it is too late tn file for the primary. i The candidates for county judge and county superintend ent are required to file a peti tion signed by 200 voters when they file their application to have their name put on the nonpartisan - partisan ballot. W. W. Waters , of Wester- villc , and Garland E. Lewis , of Auselino , have announced that they will be candidates for county superintendent and it is possible that J. R. Teagarden , Supt. Pinckney , and Prof. Me- Incloo may join the list of ap plicants. Ex-Judge Armour will be a candidate for county judge. N. D. Ford , of Anslcy , and A. R. Humphrey arc also consider ed as possible candidates for the county bench. W. II. Osborue , jr. , will prob ably have a clear field for county clerk , as he is regarded as one of the strongest men in the county. George Porter will be a candi date for registrar of deeds and Horace Kennedy will make an other try for sheriff. Both of these men are very popular fel lows and will have easy' sled ding at the primary. D. V , Joyncr , of Mcrna , was in the city last week and filed his ap plication to have his name placed on the ballot for county treasurer. Julius Ottun , of Sar gent , will also be a candidate for the treasurership. A. J. Van Antwerp and J. L. Fergerson will oppose each other at the primary for the nomination for county surveyor. CITY COUNCIL IS RE-ORGANIZED Carlos and England are to Fill Vacancies of Led\vich and Teagarden. ROCKWELL BECOMES AlAYOR W. A. George Closes Work of Three Suc cessive Seasons * Rockwell Announces Appointments. The city council met Tuesday evening in the city hall for the first meeting of the new council. Clyde Carlos and C. II. England issumed their duties as councilmen - men to succeed J. R. Teagarden and James Ledwick and Dan Rockwell took the mayor's seat which has been occupied by W. A. George for three successive terms. Mayor Rockwell appointed Hugh M. McBirnic water com missioner ; P. M. Towsley , street commissioner ; Elmer Draper , marshal ; Dr. Pcnniugton health officer , and A. P. Johnson city attorney. Mr. Towsley will act as marshal during the day time land Draper will be on duty at tiight. Managers J. II. Currie and Lee Pickett were present repre senting the telephone company and asked that some changes be made in their franchise. The matter was referred to a com mittee consisting of Comici'mcn ' Taylor , Kimbcrling , and Carlos. , The mayor appointed the fol lowing committees : 'Water : Taylor , Baisch , Squires. 'Side walk and crossings : Car lo ? , Baisch , England. Supplies : Squires , Carlosj Kim bed ing. Parks : England , Carlos , Tay lor. Finance : Baisch , Kimberling , Squires. Streets and bridges : Kiuibcr- ling , Taylor , Baisch. SPRING AlEETING OF A\ED1CAL SOCIETY Program in Parlors of Kurliiiglon Hotel One Interesting Clinic Promised. The Custer County Medical society will meet lor the spring session in the parlors of the Burlington hotel next Tuesday at 2 p. in. The officers of the so- cict } ' announce that the } ' will have at least one interesting clinic. The following is the program for the mectiag : Paper by Dr. G. E Pcnuinglon , Broken Bow , Paper by Dr. G. F. Bartholo mew , Broken Bow. Paper by Dr. E. F. Ward , of Ansclmo. "A case of Typhoid- with interesting complication and sequela. " Paper by Dr. F. W. Buckley , of Broken Bow. "Aids to Diagnosis. " Mother's Day. You are invited to conic to the Mother's Day service at the Presbyterian church next Sun day morning , Wear a white carnation in honor of your mother. The church will have the ( lowers , and all mothers who come will receive flowers free at the church. Others will be sup plied at the McComas' drugstore at a nominal cost. Mother songs will be sung and souvenir pro grams of the occasion will be issued. Autos will call for all mothers whoae names are tent to the pastor. One of the most interesting wrestling matches eyer seen in Western Nebraska will be pulled off at the opera house on the 15th. Farmer Burns , the world champion wrestler , will wrestle Jack Miller who wr.s here re cently for a match with Frank DuCray. The two men are about the same weight , aud they are said to be evenly matched. The wrestling skill shown in this match will be second to none in the county. John E , Myers and son , Mor- lis , were in the city yesterday. While here they purchased a Percheron stallion of Miller and Nelson. The stallion is a three- year-old weighing 1835 pounds. He is one of the finest built Per- chcrons ever seen in Cusler County. Miller and Nelson have been shipping in some of the best horses in the country and they consider this one second to none that they have put on the market here. He will stand at $15.00 on the Myers ranch on the South Loup. TO RE-ORGANIZE COMPANY "M. " Old Company Mustered Out by Mnj. Pliclps. Kennedy Mustering Officer. Kcuoycr Will be Captain. Molyneiix I'irsl Lieutenant- Meeting I'riday Night. Ass'l Adj. Gen. Phclps , stale inspector of small arms practice , was in the city last Saturday and mustered out Company M. This was done in accordance with Special Order No. 15 issued by the adjutant general last week. Mr. Phclps stated that the Com pany was mustered out in order that it might be rc-orgaiiigcd aud that it was not the inten tion of the adjutant general to discontinue the existence of the Company here. He simply be lieved that it would be bettor for the Company to have it mustered out and re-organized. lie said he wished to state that a great deal of credit was due Captain Ilollandsworth for the hard , earnest work he had done for the Company. lie considered Mr. Hollamlsworth to be one of the very best men in the state in taking care of the equipment of the Company. Horace Kennedy has been authorized by the Adjutant gen eral to muster in the new com pany if the commercial club suc ceeds in effecting a new organi sation. The committee of the commercial club believes that the first aud most essential thing in > thc organisation of the com pany is the selection of good commissioned officers. After considering the matter for some 'imc ' the club has selected Hugh Kcuoyer for captain , Earl Moly- ncux for first lieutenant , and Homer Hupert for second lieu tenant. Kenojer served as a ' seargcnt in the Company during the tfpanish-American war and wasclcctcd a lieutenant after the war was over. Molyneux re ceived some military training in the Kearney Military Academy and has made an excellent rec ord in the company here. Ru pert was captain of the cadet company , in the University School of Agriculture , which won second place in the com- petivc drill between four com panies. The Company will be organized with the understand ing that these men will be the officers. Captain Kennedy an nounces that a meeting will be held in the armory soon for the enlistment of men and the com pany will be mustered in as r.oon as they get the requisite number of men. HIGH SCHOOLS HAVE CONTEST Oratorical Declamatory , Athclctic and Other Stunts IN THIS CITY SATURDAY A Large delegation is Expected Prom Some of the Towns Sending Representatives. The annual athletic contest of the Custer County Athletic As sociation will be held at the fair grounds next Saturday at 2 p. m. The high schools of Ansley , Mason City , Mcrna , and Broken Bow will be represented by teams in the meet. The events this year will cover a little wider scope of ath letic stunts than usual. It will include the 100 yard race , the quarter mile , the half mile , the mile and the five mile races. There will also be contests in jumping , hammer throwing , pole vaulting , wrestling and put ting the shot. The interest in the meet and the rivalry between the schools is very keen this year and ri large delegation is expected from each school , It is reported that thirty people from Anslcy will accompany the Anslcy high school team. Hacks will bu on hand lo take the people to the grounds. Fred Russom is the manager of the meet aud the credit lor its suc cess is due very largely to him. The Cutter County high school oratorical and declamatory coti- cst will be held at the Alctho- list church in this ciiy at 8 p. n. , next Saturday. The first and third of the' orations men tioned in the program below arc from Mcrna and the second and fourth arc from Mason City. The tirU and sixth of the declama tions are given by students ill Broken Bow , the second and fifth by Mason Cily students , the third and soviinlli by Mcrna representatives , uid : the fourth contestant comes from Analcy. Program. ] Murk- ' i ' ' " . . . . . Oration -'Value of DllllctilUiiS" , v . . . Mnlicl nticat Oration -"P.itiiotlsm" . M , .Mould Oieen OMllmi-"luck ami I'lncU" , . . . . .1,111.1 lllack Oiatlon-"A KoiimliM llfo"0rvlll ' ( ! Kimy.ui Mmlc Declamation "The Soul of tlln Violin" . . . . . , . Cl'ar.i DoJtls Oacl.imallim "Ciirfow Slull not Uliiir ToM - M I L' I it" . lU.iml Ctiilm Declamation "An Olil AclotV Htiiry" . . ljl//e | Komnu'i Disclamation "Tim IyitlJiiiiiiot" | . . M.ilicl Amlciunn Declamation "llotf Ho S.ivoit St..MI < -li.iiilV' . l llli Itrnsh li > clamitloii"Suiiic : Off" . . . Ollxe OMimno " ' . ' * . Mfla'c v i , * t * * < - < Report of' judges and "awat cl ing of-meduls. / ; ; Miss Mill'r , of York college , Prof. Vernier , of Grandf Island college , and Supt. Bradford , of Aurora , v , ill act as judges. 'W-\NT BRASS BAND TO GIVH CONCERT Committee Appointed to l&Kc the Matter up and Itaisc Hinds. The Commercial club has ap pointed a committee ; consisting of II. ( i. Mycw , . It. Lcc and Rauiah . Jiyersou to raihC the uiOKcy to hire the band to play in the public square on every Satur day night during tlic summer. 1'lie plan suggested by the officers ; of the club a-ul the ono which will probably be followed by the committee is to ask everciliscen of Broken Bow to pay one dollar toward the fund necessary to secure the music. It is expected that the committee will be able to gel the band to appear on twenty occasions for something like five hundred dollars. Defi nite arrangements hava not been made as yet owing to the fact that Mr. Taylor is out of the city.The The committee plans'to publish the list of coutiibutor each week , beginning' next week , in nil of papers in the city. It-tin : committee gets- the band to play twenty nights the man who puts up onci dollar will be able to hear twenty concerto at a cost of only five cents per con cert. The opportunity to listen to these concerts would coit an individual at least twenty-five to fifty cents per night so that if u man gels to hear only four of the concerts during the season he will gel his money's worth. Nothing is nicer tlun a good band concert in the opin air. Contributions will be received by any member of the committee * and do not wail for the coimnit- uiittee to call on you for it ; come around and hand it to in.