Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921, September 09, 1909, Image 1
CUSTER COUNTY fOL , XXVIII BROKEN BOW , CUSTF R COUNTY NEBRASKA , THURSDAY , SEPTEMBER 9 , 1'J ' NO. 14 NEXT WEEK IS | COUNTY FAIR WEEK' Indications Are That Crowd Will Be Largest in Years. DIVING AND BUCKING HORSES. Dr. Carver' * Wild West Show Will be Great Drawing Card. County Fair Will Entertain Those Who Could Not See State Fair. Tue contractor exoivuting the pool for Dr. Carver's famous show to be given during the county fair , anil into which the horses dive from thu fotty foot platform , at a depth of seven feet , has struck water and is having difficulty in completing the pool to the required depth He lias placed an engine with a latga pump on the margin of the pool and is in that way keeping the water down , so that be hopes to bit able to complete the pool to tbe r quired depth. Racing Horses Here. Harriets and turning horses have begun to arrive and bavo been oom. ing eacb day since tbe latter part of last week. Tbe race bam is now almost filled. It seems certain now that tbe fair next week will furnish eome splendid races. Come to County Fair. Tbe attendance at tbe State Fair on Monday and Tuesday , as report ed by tbe State papers , Wda lose thau two thirds the number on tbe Bame daya last year. Tbe cr.twdH which tbe State fair failed to re ceive this week because of tbe bad weather , our Fair will enter tain next week , if tbe weather is good. Building New Barn. Tbe-managoment of the Fair bave f. r in my years been orippelud for want of means , to construct ternpor aty barns for horses on exhibition Because of the large number of hcwes pcomUed tbia year and tbe large space necessary to house them , the management at the last mooicn dec dfcd to build a new barn and miw Lave a large force of workmen at work and hope to have the sanu finished bj Saturday night. They will La prepared to properly Lou e and care fur the thorough brads , Stundaid biod , Peroheron , Norman htid Belgium , Shires and Ul > de that will be exhibited. Tbia ex bibiiion promises to far eclipse any tb 11 of the kind ever before seen at our county fair. New Amphitheatre. Tbe new amphitheatre at the Fdii gr. uads ie completed and ready foi lh > - painter who will bagin work 01 ) he Mime immediately. Aeroplane Will Fly. Prof. Baranaen will bavo lih now aeroplane on tbe Fair grounds next Monday and will be ready to begin bia flights which will be g ven each day if the wind ia suflicidnt. Dr. Carver with bid grout show oud diving horses was at Alma last Wfriek , is at Lincoln this w > ek an 1 will be her0 ufc t weiek. No one cau afford to mUs U 'B woudorfu1 how. The direotcrs are aired 'y at worl cu tbe agricultural and art bull , and by Tuesday tbe same will piea ait a sijendid aupearai.ca. Tbe horsemen now exercising at the track report it in splendid con. ditkii. Fine Arts Department. The ladies of the city and county cannot afford to overlook the new premiums secured for the fine arts department. Mrs. H. T. Bruce is superintendent , announcement of which is found elsewhere in this paper. Ladies Department. It is to be hoped that exhibits /or the ladies' department under the superintendcy of Mrs. A. Motgan will be numerous this year. This department is di vided into fourteen subdivisions. Lot 1 is knitting ; lot 2 , crochet work ; lot 3 , baud-sewing work ; lot 4 , drawn work ; lot 5 , satin stitch embroidery ; lot 6 , Houi- ton lace embroidery ; lot 7 , out line embroidery ; lot 8 , Kensing ton embroidery ; lot 9 , sofa pil lows ; lot 10 , jewel work ; lot 11 , rope , silk and Persian embroid ery ; lot 12 , cut work ; lot 13 , lace work and lot 14 , ilower work. In the culinary department here are 136 different premiums. wet 1 of the department offers \2 \ premiums under the general class of butter , cheese , cakes , etc. Lot 2 is canned fruits , jel- ies and preserves , providing for )2 different premiums. We educate our girls to play he piano , but we neglect their education in the culinary arts. There are more good musicians n the county than there arc oed cooks , but there are some plendid cooks in the city and county. The culinary depart ment of the county fair associ ation very much desire a large xhibition by these artists. adies be sure and bring or send an exhibit for this department. CRIMINAL TERA1 HERE IN OCTOBER. ury Term of District Court Convenes October 4th. So far only two cases have been docketed for the criminal ertn of the district court which convenes on October 4th , The case of the State of Nebraska vs Willard , was continued until October at the laot term and Edwards , who is charged with cattle stealing will come up at this term. Guy W. Olmsted's prelmmary hearing is set for September 30th and if he is bound over his trial will prob ably come in October. The jury for the October term term , which was drawn from the names submitted by the board of supervisors , is as follows : Fred Arthur Peter Arp [ I. E. Ulowers Fred Chase W. S. Cole A L. Conhciser Alfred Cooper Chas Freeman 0rge Graves Henry IIelgcrt > c n A. D. Johnson Wui. Jackson Freeman Levin H. J. Martin Gco C Marsh Barney Marrjuiss S. A. McGinnis II. K. Pointer Chas.Robertson R. G. Roberts S. C. Waldron Jerome Taylor Archie Meek Newton Wright G. W. Arnold and Fred Kleeb started Tuesday evening on a coast trip. Judge Hostetler opened the equity term of the District Court in this city Tuesday. A number of divorce and other civil cases come up for adjustment. A detailed report of these will be given next week , Attorney N , D. Ford , of Ans ley , Republican candidate for county judge , was in the city Tuesday looking after district court business. There is every indication that Mr. Ford will be elected in November by a large majority. Map Showing the Proposed Lines of Counly Division. N. W. Qr. 730 sq miles N. E. Qr. Slfi Sq. miles. S. W. yr. 760 sq. miles S K. ( Jr. 576 sq. miles. SOCIETY ITEMS- lly Mrs. Am.iiula L. X.uidcis DINNKK PAKTV. Last Saturday evening Miss Imilda Irene Xanders entertain ed at a seven o'clock dinner in honor of Miss Floy Rose , of Lincoln , who is the guest of Miss Delia House. Bunches of golden glow Hewers - ers decorated the house and table. During the evening Miss Slater , of Boone , Iowa , an ac complished musician , favored the guests with a variety of vocal and instrumental music. Those present and invited were , Misses Delia House and Nell Gutterson , Messrs. Herbert G. Myers , John Dalton , Ken neth Kublee , Weber Loucrgon , Miss Royse , Lincoln ; Mhs Sla ter , Boonc , Iowa , and Mrs. Smith , Chicago , 111. CRYSTAL WEDDING ANN1VIW5AKY. Rev. and Mrs. Aubrey cele brated their fifteenth wedding anniversary last Monday , Sep tember the 6th. The invita tions were issued from the pul pit of the Presbyterian church Sunday morning and evening and included all the members of the church and their friends and extended to the general public , all who cared to come were as sured of a cordial welcome. The hours were from four to six and from eight until ten p. m. The manse was profusely dec orated with golden rod , sweet peas and china asters. Vocal and instrumental music added largely to the enjoyment of the many guests. One of the selections was , " 0 , Promise Me , " sung by Mrs. Stevenson , accom panied by Miss Hrcnixer. The same song was sung at Ihc wed ding fifteen years ago. Hev. Aubrey sang several pleasing selections. Pine apple punch , lady finger ? and nabisco's were served. Rev. and Mrs. Aubrey were the recipients of a very hand some present , a dinner set of haviland china , the gift of the congregation and a few friends also several individual gifts The Rupuii IO.VN j > ins their many friend in wishing then many happy returns of their wedding anniversary. " " / DANCING 1'AUTY. Last Monday evening a dc- ightfnl and informal dancing larty was given at the Temple theater by some of the young men of the city. There were about thirty couples present. ' The music was furnished by Taylor's orchestra , and dancing was continued until mid-night. I-'OKMUK I'lM'II.S KNTttKTAINKl ) . Wednesday evening of this week Miss Madge Kay enter tained her former pupils at her ; iome in the northeast part of : own. Invitations wcic issued to thirty-six young ladies and gen tlemen , pupils of Miss Kay , when she taught in the public schools of this city ' 02 and ' 03. The evening was delightfully spent in reminiscent talk , in an examination contest , in which Miss Lena Gschwind won the first prine , a picture , and Jim Thomas , the second , a knife ; in in impromptu program Miss Mary MorKan . . .Recitation liilin Daltnn . . Address uti I'rloiiilslilii Torn st > : cLi > ) Violin solo Dainty refreshments were served. Miss Kay was assisted by Mrs. Nannie Far is , of Chicago cage , 111. The parly broke up at a late hour with many expressions of pleasure to Mrs. Kay for making possible this delightful occa sion. o K. s. MUUTINO. At the regular meeting of the O. 1C. S. at Masonic hall last Friday night , the committee on entertainment presented a short program , which included a remi niscent talk on pcliool days , "dear old happy fool days , " and a vocal solo. Mrs. Rublce , Mrs. Xanders and Judge Gutterson were ap pointed to arrange the entertain ment for the next meeting and it u&afeto say the unusual may be expected. THI ? "ATIIIKINO ? OK TII1C CI.ANS Many moon's have waxed and waned since the last peaceful meeting of the clans at "Ogce- danl'oe" ( on the hill ) until last Sunday , when , as the western shadows long , iloated o'er Hrokcn How bright ami slro g , The Chieftain's wife her buqle blew ; The cast and west the signal knew , and fast the faithful clans atound her drew. Four clans were represented at this renewal of the too long abondoncd gatherings. 'I he feast was prepatcd in the quaintest way imaginable and thoroughly enjoyed. Three representatives of the press were present nnd quite naturally much of the con versation of the evening hinged on newspaper prcferances. An other gathering of the clans is promised for the near future. MA/.UMA N. I. T. ' The rectory of St. John's Episcopal church is the scene this evening of a delightful gathering. The occasion is the third of a series of social affairs given by Masuima members. The Misses Janic Cooper , Christine Springer , Syble Outline , Kuiily Robertson and Irene Xanders arc hostesses. Each member of this flourishing organization was permitted to invite one friend to partake of the festivities. After a pleasant social hour a "milli nery contest" was announced and a prue offered the lady who could make the prettiest paper hat or bonnet. Sheets of tissue paper , blue and gold , the Ma- gum a colors , tied with baby rib bon , were distributed among the guests and work commenced- After a very busy half hour the newly made , and up-to-date , hats and bonnets were collected. Mes srs. Gco. and Loucks Xinders and Kenneth Rublce , acted as judges. The awarding of the prixe was no easy task ; the judges decided that each contestant was worthy of a prie. : There being but one pritfc to offer , they finally awarded the priae , but to whom we have been unable to learn. The porch and lawn were lighted by Chinese lanterns. Delicious refreshments were served by ihc hostesses. The evening was a delightful one and heartily enjoyed by all who attended. Mattic and TIattic McOuistcr went to Sioux Falls Tuesday. The HtMijamin stock company will open the season at the Great opera house Monday with the presentation of "The Girl from the Hills. " They will also pre sent , "The Spider and the Fly , ' ' and "Tempost and Sunshine , ' on other nights during the week These arc new and popular pla h and with Jfck Henj-tnrn and his company to put them on the } should m.iko a great hit with the pjoplc. The company will present a new play each night next week. Andre Macchi , an Italia who has been working with Dalton's bridge gang at Ansley was ar rested by Constable Archie Coon Monday and placed in the custody of Sheriff Kennedy. Macchi got an idea that the officers were coming after Inn and he left the gang and wa arrested by Constable Cocti. Af ter an examination by County Attorney Gadd and Dr. Talbo he was turned loose as he did no show indications of being craxv as was alleged. COUNTY TAX SHOWS SMALL INCREASE. Stale , School ami Township I axes In * creasing More Rapidly. People Should Be Well Satisfied Increased Valuation Shows Nig Increase in all lixccpl County I axes in I en Years A comparative statement of taxes for the last ten yeur.i shows liosv thoroughly satisfied a Cus- ter county tax payer sluuilrt he. During this pciiod it will bo noted that the total value of tax able property in the county has tripled , that state taxes have kept almost exact pace with the increase in the value of taxable property and have tripled also ; that school dishict ta.scs have considerably more than doubled ; that special road taxes have in creased more than forty fold ; that township taxes ha\o been multiplied three and one-third times , and that village taxes have almost doubled , while county taxes arc less than a half larger than they were ten years ago. ago.Our Our stale tax has trebled in ten years , it costs us three times as much to do our share toward maintaining the expense of the state government as it did ten years ago , yet you never hear any one suggest dividing the state to decrease the tax buiden. The number of dollars paid as tax for county purposes hns in creased less than one-half and yet while the value of property in the county has increased threefold fold with such a showing sonic office Imn'ing , new covinty scat laud owning men : uc''arguing , that we should divide the county. They want four tinlcs as many political snaps as there nre at present and thev want a little increment added to the land they own in the vicinity of three proposed new county s nls and i hey want it fit the expense of every honest , hard-working , tax payer who docs not belong to the office seeking or the coun ty scat land owning classes. It is plain that the best under standing of where tuxes are going comes from talcing a com prehensive view of ( he whole field rather than soincbodx V > ten- acre lot. Such a comprehensive view of the tax situation in Cus- ter county shows that its tax payers should be thoroughly sat isfiedvhcn their property is ticblcdmil their tax for county purposes increased less than fifty per cent. llroKeii How Wins from AiLslev , 2 Jo t In a well played gun- ol ball Monday afternoon Hrokun K. > w succcedetl in winning frcm their rivals by a close score. ' 1 li rough a number of innings the score stood 1 to 1. At the eighth in ning Cruthers walked Xinders , who stole second , went to third on a fuMdei's dioic ; and c.ime home on Hawk's error. Broken How is still three panics behind Ansloy ami it. will requite tomc good placing to break even. Owing to the chilly weather the attendance was not largo. The two teams play dining the county fair. The games will be played on the ball grounds in the morning. The score I'.roken Bow Ansley 0100000 00 I Lotteries Broken Bow Hull- fish and Smith. Ansley Caruthers and Hawk. Umpire Rocckcr. liroKcn Itow Itnsc ( tall lUillelin. Games with Mason City and Ansley in the forenoons ( hiring- Hair.