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I CUSTEI COUNTY REPUBLICAN ,
VOL , XXVIII BROKEN BOW , CUSTER COUNTY NEBRASKA , THURSDAY , JULY 22 , 1909 NO , 7
HAVE ALL FILED
Both Tickets Arc Well Filled With
DEMOCRATS A R H A C T I V 0
Republicans Have Candidates for all
Offices Except Supervisor From
District No. I.
The county clerk ami county
treasurer were kept busy Satur
day writing receipts and making
out filing papers for office seek
ers. Largely through the ac
tivity of Chairman Ross Moore
a candidate for every office on
the Democratic ticket was secur
ed with the exception oS county
coroner. This office was left
open for Jesse Gandy , who had
announced that he would run for
something , but Jesse says the
coroner's job did not look good
to him and that he really wanted
to run for county judge.
A total of nineteen Republi
cans have filed as candidates ,
while the Democrats are satis
fied with thirteen. The Repub
licans have no candidate for
supervisor against Ed Foley in
district No. 4.
The Democrats will have a
warm fight in deciding1 who
shall be their candidate for reg
ister of deeds and the Republi
cans have competition lined up
for every office except county
clerk and register of deeds.
The following is the complete
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list of candidates :
H. V. Kennedy , U. H. Uogurs.
W. II. Osborn , jr.
Register of Deeds.
George E. Porter. .
J. A Armour , N. Uwlght Ford ,
A. It. Humphrey.
J. L. Ferguson , A. J. Van Antwerp.
D.'V. Joyuer , W. H. Poor ,
Ij. 12. cole , O. E. Pcmitngton.
Garland E. Lewis , Avalo Vannlce ,
Walter W. Waters.
Dist. No , 2-Ceo. W. Dewey.
. . o Fred H. Wood.
, _ llegister of Deeds.
"V. A , Amsberry , John Hauey ,
James Lee , Vincent J. Stedry.
C. H. Holccmb.
M. T. . I.amb.
County Superintendent. /
T. C. Grimes.
Dls.t. Do. 3 MlkeO'llrlen.
4-Ed Foley , sr.
" " G-fieo. W. Headier.
SCliS NliW YORK
New Yorkers Pice to the "Woods en
Masse" to Pind Cooler Places
Mus. AMANDA L. XANDKRS.
( Too late for last week. )
Since passing through here a
week ago , when the weather
was cool and pleasant , the city
has taken on its usual warm
weather look. Doors and win-
iws have been boarded up , or
( leers securely fastened and win
dow shades lowered here and
there throughout the fashion
able districts , and the people
seem to have gone en masse to
the woods or hills , to the green
fields or the sea shore , to 'the
pleasant valleys at home or to
the enchanting scenes abroad ;
to charming retreats or to popu
lar resorts in a sometimes vain
search after pleasure and gaity.
Many have taken Horace Gret-
ley's advice gone west and will
take in the Yukon exposition.
This annual flitting here and
there and nearly everywhere ,
seems to be a little later than
usual , owing no doubt , to the
lateness of the coming of the
spring and the hot wave follow
ing close upon its heels.
It seems as if the majority of
well-to-do people * , in society or
out of it , have acquired the
European habit and take a reg
ular jaunt over the sea. There
really is nothing- more delight
ful or restful than a sea voyage
and it is no wonder that every-
year an ever increasing number
of people are forming the habit.
The hundred mile ride from
Hartford to New York was not
very pleasant owing to the ex
cessive heat all the way and coal
dust part of the way.
We were the guests for a few
days of Dr. and Mrs. de Kraft ,
West 70th street. While we
partook of a delicious and re
freshing 1 o'clock luncheon we
arranged a trip to Brighton
Beach and Cone } ' Island. We
took the surface cars to the
Brooklyn bridge , where we
changed to the elevated road.
This bridge was the first to span
the East river and was counted
at the time as a wonderful piece
of engineering. It is a massive
structure , very wide and is di
vided into a number of parallel
spaces for railroads , vehicles and
for foot passengers Only a few
wedks ago the fourth .and last
bridge was opened to the public
with much pomp and display ;
the ceremonies continued for one
week. After leaving the bridge
I noticed we were on an elevated
above an elevated road and were
even with the fourth stories of
the buildings much of the way ,
the remainder of the way we
were on the ground , or as they
all it , surface. We got off at
Brighton Beach and after look-
fig around awhile we walked
long the stone wall that skirts
he beach to Coney Island , where
we watched the bathers from a
mvillion over looking the ocean.
The surf was full of bathers
and a fe\v of the more venture-
omc were swimming about be
yond the line marked "danger
ous. " There were a couple of
ife boats floating about or rest-
ng on their oars , but ready to
end assistance when needed.
Strange to relate , I had no de
sire for bathing , and I was glad
afterward I did not go in , as
George said the water was very
cold and nearly cvcrybodys teeth
( Continued on I'age7. )
ROY NORRIS IS
Located 111 That City by County Sheriff
TRIAL IS SET FOR OCTOBER.
Kennedy is Making a Reputation as an
Officer Who Always Locates a
Man When he Goes After Him.
Sheriff Kennedy has located
Key Norris in Superior , Nebr
Norris is the young man who
disappeared some time ago with
L. Cushman's livery team aid
left it in Eddyville and Lexing
ton. He was later found in Col
orado and brought back here
under arrest. He gave bond
and the understanding was that
he should work in this county
under the supervision of Sheriff
Kennedy until he had cleared
MUD IS FLYING
THE CARELESS CHAUFEUR
the matter up by paying the ex"
peuse he hadlput the authorities
to in finding1 the team. After
working1 a week he left and has
not been heard from until Ken
nedy located him in Superior
this week. His trial was. con
tinued until October 4th.
Sheriff Kennedy has during
his two years in the office estab
lished a reputation for finding
any man sooner or later that he
has Ret out to locate. He gives
the matter his careful attention
and makes a thorough investi
gation. His efforts seem invari
ably to result in success and his
second finding of Norris has been
expected by those who know his
method of going after a man.
W. K. Snyder , of Mason City ,
is in the city today.
J. F. Brechbuhl , of Anselrno ,
was a city visitor Tuesday.
G. C. McMullen , of Ocouto ,
was in the city yesterday.
Joseph Haefele , of McKiuley ,
was a city visitor Wednesday.
J. F. Short.of Oconto , was in
the city on business yesterday.
Alvin Burk and wife went to
Hot Springs this morning.
Dan Rockwell went to Dunn
ing for a horse sale Wednesday.
Mrs. J. L. Downs and her two
little girls went to Grand Island
Judge B. F. Good , of Wahoo ,
who is a Democratic candidate
for supreme judge , in in the city
Mrs. Mary E. Potter and Miss
Nellie Johnson , of Sargent , took
the train here for Seattle Thurs
Mr. and Mrs. A. Lanphear
spent Sunday last in Ansley as
guests of the letter's mother ,
Dr. Headrick , of Omaha , will
visit Broken Bow Monday , July
26th. Chronic diseases a special
ty. Consultation free.
Between Broken Bow and Sar
gent , top curtains and automo
bile pump ; liberal reward for re
turn of same.
W. E , TAT.HOT AND
. STRONGEST MEN
Democrats Believe They Can Win Out
* This Pall.
Want Alen With Clean Record.
Old Time Polfticans Like Judge Humphrey
Will Weaken the Ticket.
Now that the time for filing is
up and the candidates seeking
the support of the people are all
lined up for the primary election ,
it behooves the people to care
fully study the qualifications of
the men who seek their favor
and go to the primary election
on August 17th and cast their
ballot for the men who will
make the best servants of the
people. There is quite a differ
ence between a man before and
after a primary or election.
Many of them soon forget the
favors they asked for and receiv
ed and a voter should not be too
ready to lend his vote and influ
ence to a man when he asks it.
Every voter should decide for
himself the question of whom he
shall support and do it only
after becoming as familiar as
possible with the candidates.
The Democrats feel consider
ably elated over what they think
is a good chance to sweep the
county and if the Republicans
are to win at the election in No
vember they must select the
strongest and cleanest men who
appear on the primary ballot on
August 17th. This is absolute
ly necessary if the Republicans
are to win a complete victory in
November. Any man whose
record is questionable or whose
work as an officer has not been
the best should be relegated to
the rear and a good strong man
put in his place.
There was a time when the
Republican party in this county
was controlled by an old railroad
machine. Some of the machine
men have left the county and
sonic of them have ceased to be a
factor in Custer county politics ,
but one of them still claims to
hold the reins and is seeking the
votes of the people at the com
ing primary and election. That
man is A , R. Humphrey and he
filed last Saturday as a candi
date for county judge. Hum
phrey is a former railroad pass
holder , railroad attorney and
railroad servant and he is still
consulted to a more or less- ex
tent by the railroads in their po
litical manipulation and in the
trial of their cases in the dis
trict court here. If he has
changed his political tactics it is
because he thinks he is compell
ed to in order to keep his politi
cal standing and not because he
is really in line with the spirit
of progressive Republicanism.
The Republican party in this
county must keep step with the
party in this state and in the
nation and side-track such old
machine politicians as Judge
Humphrey if it is to maintain
its supremacy in the county.
The party must choose as its
leaders some of the younger Re
publicans whose hearts and souls
are in sympathy with the pro
gressive Republican principles.
The Republican party in this
county will be materially
strengthened if the Republicans
side-track Judge Humphrey at
the coming primary. It will
show that the party in this
county refuses to longer recog
nise as its leader a man who has
been a servant of the railroads
and still caters to them.
PICNIC A BIG ONE
Committee Plans Greatest One
. in the History of the
Hon. O. A. Abbott , of Grand
Island , has been secured to make
the address at the Old Settler's
annual picnic , at Broken Bow
August the 4th next , The Gov
ernor is an old timer and has
been identified with the develop
ment of our great state and will
doubtless entertain the crowd on
A committee consisting of
Messrs , Anderson , Herman and
Miller , has been appointed to ar
range for a parade. The person
nel of this committee gives
promise of something unique
The picnic will be held in the
public square so that the people
who attend may take advantage
of the shade and thoroughly en-
enjoy themselves. Old settlers
of the county often remark that
one of the greatest pleasures
they find in living is afforded
them when they get together
and talk over their experiences
in the early pioneer days of the
county. Every effort is being
made to make the picnic the
greatest in the history of the
county and the people will be
numbered by the thousands. '
Sheriff Kennedy relumed from
Hastings last night. He found
Ben Talbot in jail and took him
to the asylum. Talbot acted
very queer after he reached
David City and the arrest was
made on the request of his rela
Col. J. G. Albright left Thurs
day morning for Ravenna , where
he will visit a few days before
returning to hU headquarters in
Lincoln. Mr. Albright is a for
mer editor of a daily newspaper
in New Mexico.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Van Buskirk ,
who have been visiting Mr. and
Mrs. I. A. Coleman , left this
morning for their home in Lin
Working up Corporation For
Lighting- Plant al Home
John W. Early , of Columbus ,
is .winning the reputation of get
ting about everything he goes
after. For years local and out-
outside parties have tried to ob
tain an electric light franchise
in the town of Broken Bow , but
everybody was turned down until
John Early made application a
few weeks ago. Somehow , by
virtue of hypnotic influence or
his 'Honest John countenance ,
Mr. Early won the prize without
difficulty. lie is now promoting1
a stock company to install a
lighting system at Broken Bow.
in the near future , and reports
substantial progress in his un
The above is clipped from the
Columbus Telegram , a paper
published in Columbus , Nebras
ka. The electric lighting fran
chise was granted to Early about
May 10th , and the franchise pro
vided that it should be forfeited
by Early unless he began work
on the installation of the plant
here within sixty days. His
time for beginning work expired
July 10th. He was in the city a
few days previous to that' date
and looked the city over for a
site , but did not buy one. The
status of his franchise scemb
to be somewhat in doubt. Some-
people believe that he cati still
hold it , wnile others are of the
opinion that his inactivity
makes it null and void.
RED MEN ORDER
Osceola Tribe No. 75 Organi *
ized in This City on Wed
Oaceola Tribe No. 75 of the
Improved Order of Red men was
instituted in this city Wednes
day evening by Col. J. G. Al
bright , Deputy Great Incohnee
> t the Great Council of the
United States. The tribe held
an election of officers and the
officers were installed by Col.
The officers elected arc as fol
llurbort G Myoia
Hr. Bui : . W H Kemiuily
Jr. Bdir . Karl Molynuiit
1'ropliut. . . " . N DwL'lii Kuril
C. of U . Hindi W Ormaby
C.of W . \V A Malinku
It. of W . t1'
lot Ban . l ( '
2nd Ban. . L tl Cole
1st War . W A Malinke
2nd War . J Btuinwav
3rdwnr . C A Walton
Ith War . J A Hluynenson
lot Bravo . KV Uuckley
ind Uravo . C 11 OrniHby
3rd Bravo . \V 3 Miirtln
Ith llruvu . J W C nil u :
Several members of the band
are now in Ashland taking in
the encampment of the state
militia and no band concert will
be given in the public squaie
N. T. Gadd went to Grand
Island this morning and Mrs.
Gadd went to Omaha to visit
her daughter , Mrs. Eva Wilson.
Alvin Daily , of Milburn , who
is the Democratic candidate for
county clerk , was in the city
D. B. Allen and M. 11. Ross ,
of Anselmo , were in the city
James Lindley , of Ansley , was
in the city Wednesday.