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GUSTEE COUNTY REPUBLICAN ,
VOL. XXVIII BROKEN BOW , OUSTER COUNTY NEBRASKA , THURSDAY , JULY 8 , 1909 NO. 5
Nearly Ten Thousand People Came in
Spile of Rain.
PROGRAM IS CARRIED OUT
Though The Fourth of July Committee
was Greatly Handicapped by Weath
er Conditions , The People De
clare it a Great Celebration.
The 4th of July celebration in
this city last Monday proved to
be the greatest ever seen in this
part of the state in spite of the
inclement weather. Extensive
preparations in the way of deco
rations were started Saturday
morning and the rain just after
dinner not only stopped the
workmen , but it- also ruined the
decorations that had been put up
outside. The rain again Sunday
afternoon made it impossible for
the committee to carry out its
plans in beautifying the city iu
honor of the occasion. Monday
was damp and foggy all day and
the streets were muddy , but the
people accrued to pay no atten
tion to the mud and rain when
an opportunity of seeing one of
the events on the program was
offered them. People flocked in
Sunday evening and Monday
morning from all parts of the
county. The crowd was various
ly estimated from seven to ten
thousand people. Every one of
them went home satisfied and
declaring that the committee in
charge had done everything in
its power to entertain them.
Every effort was made to not
allow the weather conditions to
interfere with the ceKbration.
The program started about "M
a. in. with the funny parade.
A number of comical floats filled
with boys in masked costumes
lid the parade. "Jake" Baisch
made a hit diessed in the latest
la flips fnaViinna frntri "PnrJ j 1 v
winning the hearts of all the
single men and even making the
old married men feel a little blue
to think that they were put out
of running. W. A. George ap
peared in the parade leading the
ostrich that was to have appear :
ed at the county fair some years
ago and Frank Kelsey brought up
the rear with a home made auto
mobile manufactured ou of an
old wagon , two mowing machine
wheels , and a gasoline engine.
The weather prevented the
automobile parade being as
large as was expected though a
good number of them came out
for the parade. Eli Armstrong
won the first prize for the pret
tiest auto , O. H. Conrad took
second andL. Willis third.
The balloon ascension in the
afternoon was the best seen
here. The balloon soared
smoothly intp the air and disap
peared in the clouds. Prof. Sorensen -
enson made his parachute leap
at the highth of about 3,000
feet and landed in good shape.
The balloon got so wet iu mak
ing this ascension that he was
unable to go up again in the
The address by Rev. Chaf ,
W. Savidge , of Omaha , was in
teresting and inspired the audi
encc with a feeling of patriot
The acrobatic and contortion
ist work by Baby Alberteua am
the wrestling exhibition by Far
mer Burns' two boys were tw
\ very strong features on the pro
\ gram. They held the attention
\ of the crowd perfectly.
The events on the sports program -
gram resulted as follows :
Pie eating contust Taylor ,
; 1st ; H. Ash , 2nd ; Triplett , 3d.
I \ t. Needle and thread race Ruby
Jordon , Merna , 1st ; Ruth Ellis ,
2nd ; Pearl McCormick 3rd.
Wheel barrow race--Scholia ,
1st ; McCaudless , 2nd ; Os-
boru , 3d.
50-yds. dash G i r 1 s Susan
Kirkpatrick , 1st ; Helen Bishop ,
2nd ; Mary Chcsmau , 3d.
50-yds. dash Boys Conrad ,
1st ; Cox , 2nd ; Ore mm , 3d.
100-yd. dash It. Gallington ,
1st ; A. W. Stewart , 2nd ; H.
Uowuian , 3d.
Turning stake , four races
First race , won by R. Galling-
ton on fool ; second race , won by
II. Bowman on foot ; third race ,
won by Govcy on foot ; fourth
race , won by Rufus Torgerson ,
Putting 10 lb weight , New-
comb , Sargent , 1st ; W. Jenkins ,
2nd ; Campbell , 3d.
Ansley won the basu ball game
in the morning and the local
nine was successful in the after
noon game. The crowd at the
afternoon game was the largest
over at a game in Custer count } ' .
Almost 1200 were in attendance.
About ( > 00 were out to the morn
Farmer Burns won two
straight falls in his match with
Oscar VVascm , the champion
heavyweight of the state and F.
N. Ducray won an easy victoiy
over a man from Ravenna.
The fireworks in the evening
were magnificent. They lasted
longer and were better than any
in this part of 'he state.
Luther Miller returned the
first of the week from a visit to
his home in Cambria , Iowa. His
brother-in-law , J. II. Moore , ac
companied him and visited with
the Miller boys here until Wed
'Attorney N. D. 'Ford , o Ana-
ley , was in the 'city today. Mr.
Ford will be a candidate for
county judge. Over four hun
dred men have already signed
his petition asking that his
name be placed on the ballot.
The announcement of D. V.
Joyner as a candidate for county
treasurer appears in another col-
unmn of this paper. Mr. .loyner
was a deputy treasurer under W.
A. . George and made a very cfli
F. N. Da Cray , the champion
middle-weight wrestler ol Ne
braska , is in the city this week.
Mr. Du Cray is thinking some of
locating in the city and may de
cide to equip a gymnasium aud
conduct a physical training de
Bert Johnson , of Mimlen ,
spent a few days the first of the
week visiting his son , A. P.
Johnson. lie arrived in the city
Saturday and left Wednesday
morning. Miss Thclma , daugh
ter of A. P. Johnson , who has
been visiting at Minden , came
home with him Saturday.
The old settlers picnic of the
northwest quarter of the county
will be held in Merna next Wed
nesday , July 14. This is the
twentieth aunual picnic given
by the people of the northwest
quarter Governor Shalleubcr-
gcr has been secured as the prin
cipal speaker of the day and the
committe promises a royal time
to all who attend.
Ryerson Bros , succeeded in
making a satisfactory adjubl-
ment of the damage with the in
surance companies and they now
announce a great fire sale be
ginning Saturday , July lUth.
The goods were not very badly
damaged by the smoke because
it was. in the room but a short
time and only a small portion ol
the stock was touched by water.
The goods are in first class con
dition and the prices offered arc
HAY FOR THE HOBBY
WANTS SITE FOR
John W. Parly who got franchise , Look
ing for Location for Plant Will
lla\c it in Operation by ( Middle
John W. Early , of Columbus ,
wlio was granted an electric
lighting franchise by the city
council about six weeks ago , was
in the city today. Mr. Early
was looking for a location for
the plant. He found a number
of possible locations , but did not
purchase any of them.
He stated that he expected to
begin work on the erection of
the plant very soon aud that he
would have it in operation not
later than the middle of Novem
ber , lit thought he could finish
the plant iu two and one-half
mouths after he started work
The franchise granted to him
provides thai he shall commence
work on the erection of the plant
within sixty days after he has
accepted the franchise. His
time for commencing work on
the plant will be up Saturday ,
July 10th. lie has eight mouths
after July 10 to complete the sys
tern and have it in operation.
Judge J. R. Dean has been vis
iting in the city a few days this
week and was called to Lincoli
bv telegram on important court
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Amsberry
left Wednesday evening lor
Seattle to see the exposition am
spend their vacation on the
Do you want to sell , or ex
change your business ? The
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tiscmcnt for you at 0110 cent a
woid per day. There will be
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who will answer your advertise
ment. Write today.
Mr and Mrs. J. T. Cule re
turned Sunday from 'St. Joseph
where they went to bring thei
son , Walter , home. Walter i
the young man who had hi
spinal column injured I- a horse
rolling over onto him and wa
taken to St. Joseph for an oper
ation , lie passed through the
operation in good shape and is
very much better.
Mr. Kitten , of the firm of
Kiffeu & Luckevlio are going
to put in a store in the Baisch
building , was Jn the city the
first of the week. Mr. Keffer
stated that they would carry a
complete line of dry goods and
furnishings and would open for
business about August 1st. J.
B. Stone will go east with them
Monday to purchase the stock of
MOTHER OF THREE
Irs. frank Spry Taken to Hastings
Mrs. Frank Spry , of George-
own , was taken to the Hastings
asvlum today after a hearing be-
bre the county insanity board
yesterday. Mrs. Spry has been
laving epileptic fits for about
seven years aud these have af
fected her mind to such a degree
that she became mentally un
balanced. She has shown a ten-
lency lately to abuse the chil-
Ircu and once last week she
chased them through the corn
field with a barrel stave. Mr.
aud Mrs. Spry have three chil
dren. The ldest is eleven and
the youngest five years old. The
two small children will be taken
care of by Mr. Spry's brother ,
Will Spry. Mr. Spry and his
sister-in-law , Mrs. , Will Spry ,
went to Hastings with her.
President and Airs. I ill her Give Brilliant
TAKES IN ANOTHER CIRCUS.
Mrs. Xanders Writes of Seeing Kinjjliiu ;
llros. ' Circus and Irinity College's
Last Base Hall Game.
MKS. AMANDA L. XANDKKS.
( Too I.UB ( or last week. )
It is really wonderful what an
attraction a circus has for all
classes and conditions of people.
l he street parade is by lar tnc
biggest drawing card , and is
viewed by thousands upon thou
sands of people annually without
the least abatement of interest.
Hartford is no exception to the
rule. Long before the time , the
people began pouring into the
thoroughfares of the city se-
\ectecl as the route of the parade.
There were a few unusual feat
ures , such as three elephants
driven tandem fashion , and at
tached to a beautiful ornimental ,
Oriental float , sixteen camels ,
four abreast , also pulling a float ,
xebras , used for the same pur
pose and containing people from
kurope and the Orient This
show is especially rich in com
edy , as there are more than fifty
clowns. I did not attend either
performance , only viewed the
two miles of parade ovtr the
heads of many people.
At 2:30 : p. m. , we were com
fortably seated on the grand
stand of Trinity base ball
grounds. The band was playing
a lively air , while the people
were gathering to witness th <
final contest of 'O'J betweet
Trinity and Wesleyan and as the
former played in excellent lucl
all season every one was opto-
tuistic of their final victory.
The music changed to inarch
time as the band entered the ball
grounds followed by members or
the faculty , alumni , graduates
and under graduates , single file ,
the man behind resting his left
hand on the shoulder of the man
in front , iu short , iu regular
prison lock-step. The long pro
cession marched around the dia
mond. You can hardly imagine
how odd it looked ; it made me
think of home large animal of
anti-dcluviau fame crawling
along with a fascinating , sway
ing motion. The baud took its
station beneath the shade of a
giant elm tree while the men
tilled the bleachers , where they
were prepared to give encourage
ment iu new aud startling ways.
But the unexpected is almost
always sure to happen and it
certainly did happen that after
noon when Trinity lost to Wes-
leyau 1 to 5 , to the complete dis
gust of the Trinity fans. Cook ,
Trinity's pitcher , walked man
after man without power that
afternoon to stem the tide of his
After the game we walked
around the campus iu an effort
to recover from our disappoint
ment before we attended the re
ception tendered by President
aud Mrs. Luther to the guests ,
students , alumni and friends of
the college. We never thought
for one minute the affair would
be the least bit elaborate , here
again the unexpected happened.
Dr. and Mrs. Luther received
their guests in the large , wide
rcccption-liall. " "Ft'onr'the're we
joined the crowds in the differ
ent rooms , where the decorations
were most elaborate , reminding
me of the Williams-McCoy re
ception in York. The parlors
were done in hundreds of pink
artistic arrangement imaginable.
The ( lining room was a bower of
beauty with its heavily burdened
good things and its most elabor
ate decorations of white sweet
peas and smilax. Colored men
served the three-course supper
which consisted of Italian cro
quettes , chicken salad , dainty
sandwiches , finger rolls , the
most delicious ice cream , straw
berries , fancy cakes and coffee.
But before this caramel ice cream
was served in one of tne rooms
in sherbet glasses. Afterward
there was fruit punch and salted
nuts on the side veranda. There
vcre an sons 01 gowna worn
rom the plain tailored to the
cool , charming , infinite , in va-
iety , lingeree gowns to the
uore elaborate full evening
satin gowns with handsome im-
) orted duchess and point lace.
The gentlemen wore white serge
.rousers with black or navy blue
coats and narrow rimmed low
crowned white straw hats.
That evening there were fra
ternity reunions' in the various
fraternity homes. There were
( rontlnuL'J to
Mrs. Jack Wood , who has been
visiting Mrs C. Pcnn , returned
Miss Edith Penn returned
home this week after a ten days'
visit at Milford , Lincoln and
Arthur Haines , of Walworlh ,
England , arrived in the city
Wednesday evening. Mr. Haiues
is a cousin to Earl Smith and
has come over to this country to
A. Lanphear and C. R. Luce
began work Wednesday morning
filling up the half block on fifth
avenue purchased by II. T.
Bruce for a lumber yard.
FILING TIA1E UP
SATURDAY , JULY 17
Candidates to Get on Primary Ballot
No Democrats Have Tiled Yet.
Candidates Tor County Superintendent
and County Treasurer Seem to be
The Alost Numerous.
The time for filing for the pri
mary to be held August 17 will
expire next Saturday. There is
no indication that there will be a
scarcity of caudidates when the
time for filing closes. A num
ber of the men who have an
nounced that they will be candi
dates for one or the other of the
county offices have not as yet
filed , but it is not expected all of
these will be in in good time next
There seems to be more candi
dates for the offices of Register
of deeds aud treasurer than any
others. Three men , all of them
Republicans , have filed for
county treasurer. They are W.
B. Poor , of Broken Bow , Julius
Ottuu , of Sargent , and D. V.
Joyncr , of Merna. George E.
Porter , of Ansley , is the only
one among the men who have
announced that they will be
candidates for the office of reg
ister of deeds who has filed.
Porter will probably be the only
Republican candidate. The
Democratic aspirants for this
office secui to be more numerous.
James Lee , at present a member
of the board of supervisors , will
be a candidate aud V , A. Atus-
bcrry , of Mason City , and John
Ileney , of Merna , have also sig
nified their intention to file.
W. II. Osborn , jr. , is the only
man who has filed ior county
clerk. It has been quite gener
ally thought that he would be
the only candidate though last
weeks Beacon is authority for
the statement that Alvin Daily ,
of Milburu , and C. II. E nip field ,
of Ansclmo , will be candidates.
Former Judge J. A. Armour ,
of this city , and N D. Ford , of
Ansley , will probably be the
only candidates for county
M. L. Lamb will represent .
the fusionists as a candidate for
county surveyor and A. J. Van-
Antwerp and J. L. Ferguson
will make a try for the Itupubli-
II. F. Kennedy seems to be the
only man who will try to get the
sheriff's job for the n xt two
The candidates for county
superintendent have from the
early part of the campaign been
numerous. Avalo Vannicc , Gar
land lewis , W. W. Walters , J. R.
Teagarden , J. M. Mclncloo , Iver
Johnson and Prof. Grimes arc
all known to have a desire to di
rect the school work of the
county and three or four of these
will no doubt be in the race in
George W. Dewey , of Gates ,
seems to be the only man who
cares so far to run for the board
of supervisors. Dewey has filed
as a candidate from the second
district. F. II. Wood , of
Oconto , and George Headley will
probably oppose each other in
the sixth district.
The annual school meeting in
Westerville township was held
on June 19 , at the Dunlap school
house. Murrit Johnson was
elected moderator , P. J. Glover
director and Mrs. J. II. Dunlap
treasurer. The people of the
district voted to have seven
months school and they will put
a woven wire fence five feet
high around the school tiouse.