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ML. . .XVIII BROKEN BOW , CUSTER COUNTY NEBRASKA , THURSDAY , OCTOBER 7 , 1909 NO. is
THE ELKTION IS
NOT FAR OFF.
O.ily . a Alnnlli To Work anil r.vryoiic
Should Hoi Iliisy.
I.i less th.iu a month the ques
tion of who shall conduct the ,
nlTiirs of our couuty and stale
v.-iil be determined.
I1 beingan off year more than
I1)-- ) usual diligence of every true
pir'isan ' that want tlio principles
ot the Republican party sustain
ed , s'lould be active.
Do ii > t be switched off by local
pi. j i , lice : , sidii issues or the
"best man" thcor- .
The nominees of the republican
p-irty were fairly chosen by the
primary ballot. They were the
choice of the party and no mis
ts , lie was made in the selection.
Our candidates for the county
ofJiccrs arc clean capable men
and worthy the united support of
The only way to carry the
county election is to carry the
townships. We must carry the
counties if we succeed in the
state and upon the success of the
states depends the result of
Jn the off years is the time to
line up in district , county and
st.'ite. Do not let your interest
The present unparallelled pros-
peiity and high prices for the
products o'f the farm and labor
is largely due to the administra
tion of the republican party.
If you succeed in electing your
local candidates the acheiveuicut
becomes a great factor in the
Lat every true republican been
on the alert f om now until clcc-
tion foe the success of the entire
George Porter , the republican
candidate for register of deeds ,
is one of Ouster counties best
young men. For the past twenty
3-0:11 o'r more ho has been a resi
dent of Mason City and Ausley
i and bears an unimpeachable
X record. ITis work as deputy tha
past four years establishes his
efficiency. Do not forget- him
when you cast your ballot.
II P. Kennedy , the republican
candidate for sheriff , has proven
his efficiency in the pasf two
years. lie has made Custcr
county an able and economical
officer and in every respect has
shown himself worthy of the
trust imposed in him. His iv-
notni nation by so handsome a
maj > rily proved his popularity
wilh the public. Continue1 to
stand by lim : and his election is
COUNTV JUDC5I- ; .
Among 'the republican nomi
nees this fall who is entitled to
the united support of the rcpubli-
can parly fe Ihc candidate for
county judge , N. Dwight Ford ,
of Ausley , It is the first time
\ he has asked the support of the
people. The manly way in
which he conducted his cam
paign before the primary and his
reputation among his neighbors
as a man of legal ability and
high moral character stamps him
worthy of the unanimous support
of his party. A man that runs
well at home can be relied upon
wherever you may place him.
Do not fail to see the cross is
placed after his name when you
come to vote.
Wui , Osborne Jr. , the repuMi-
can candidate , has been a resi
dent of Broken ( Bow practically
all his life. He is the son of tui
old soldier and pioneer of Custer
county. His education was
received here. When Company
M wa < > organised here to go to
the Phillipinc1 ? Will was one of
the boys. His army record was
without a blemish. His ex
perience as deputy cirri : under
Joe Pigman completes his quali
fications for the responsible posi
tion to which he aspires. Ho is
painstaking , experienced and
intelligent. You can not do
better than make his election
Tin ; republican candidate for
county treasurer , W. B. Poor , is
indispeusible to the high state of
efficiency that has been main
tained so many years in that
office. Whether pop , democrat
or republican has been the princi
pal i charge Mr. Poor has been
retained. It mattered not
whether the salary was low or
high he contiued at his post ,
faithfully discharging his duties
as clerk or deputy , as the case
might be , without a murmur.
He surely has earned the confi
dence of the citizens of Custcr
county and it is just and right
that all , regardless of party or
locality , should join in saying
to him "good and faithful
steward you have been faithful
all these years , come up higher. "
You will not forget to vote for
W. Ii. Poor for count } ' treasurer.
There is no office within the
gift of the county of greater
importance than that of county
superintendent of schools. The
direction of the education of our
children is largely in his charge.
I'orlunately for the educational
interests of Cutter county the
republicans at the primay chose
one highly equipped education
ally , intellectually and morally
for that office in the person of
Garland Lewis , of Anselmo.
Although a young man he is a
man of ripe scholarship and
experience. He is a young man ,
modest in his demeanor , indus
trious , studious and of unim
peachable character. lie is not
only a graduate of one of the best
colleges in the stale but has had
a number of years experience in
teaching in county , city and
college. He has proven a sucsess
wherever placed. Give him your
COUNTY St UVUYOK.
The republicans of Cuslcr
county seemed to wain only
young men this sear to fill the
offices. In making their choicu
for county svrvcyor they did not
vary from the rule , neither did
they make any mistake in choos
ing. A. J. Van Ant * CM p , a
young civil engineer , who hales
from Lodi , where lu : grew up on
farm with hU parents. lie is
thoroughly i quipped for the
duties of this office. lie com
pleted a course in civil engineer
ing in both the State Univctsity
and the Fremont College. To
this he has added seveaal years
of practical experience as deputy
county surveyor and city engi
neer of the city of Broken Bow.
fie is thoroughly competent ,
reliable and worthy of the posi
tion to which he aspires. His
election is already assured so get
iu the band wagon and be among
The Grst number of the College
Entertainment course will be the
Ward Waters Co. , at the Temple
Theatre next Monday evening.
Mrs. C. C. Banks , of Matto.
111. , who has been at the Seattle
Exposition , is in thq city visiting
her sister , Mrs ? RjfwT Buckner.
. s j >
S. W. Cooper and son arrived
from Conifffg , Iowa , Tuesday
and are looking over the county
with a possible view of locating
See J. W. Scott for choice
groceries and hardware , fd 7-t
TAKES A HAND
Arrests firant Darrali Whom he Charges
With Imposing on IVchlc Minded
Woman a Ward af Poor Parm ,
Couuty Attorney Gadd was
called by ' 'upervisor L. Cushman
to the pour farm las.1' Friday
morning to investigate a tin Her
concerning an clfort on the pirt
of Grant Albert -Darrah seeking
to have a county ward sign
some papers. Mr. Cushnnn , the
couuty supervisor , believed that
the woman was being imposed
upon , herself not being oi sound
mind , and having two children
one two years and the other six
months old. Gadd called the
county physician , Dr. Fcnuing-
ton , and together they went to
the poor farm which is about
fourteen mile ; ; from this city.
After arriving there they found
Darnh at the place. He insisted
that he would take the woman
home. It was learned that the
man had been living with the
woman lor about three years and
that he had not been married to
her. He owns 1 ( > 0 acres of land
in the county. The woman is
below the average iu intelligence j j
could neither read nor write , and
was almost of feeble mind. Mr.
Gadd infonned the man that he
could not take the woman or the
Arriving at Merna , Mr. Gadd
instructed the deputy sheriff and
the city marshal to arrest the
man and hold him until he could
get to Broken Uow for a warrant.
The officers acted upon his ad
vice. Upon arriving here Mr.
Gadd Died a criminal complaint
and immediately instituted civil
suit in the name of the county
for the woman and children and
tied up the U > 0 acres of land.
SIZE YOUR MELON
BEFORE YOU CUT IT.
The count } ' seat boomers iu
Callaway , Sargent and Ansley
want to cut Custer county into
four counties. They are not
mrticular how the new counties
ook nor what additional taxes
they pay , for they know the
benefit accruing to them person
ally will more than offset the in
creased tax. But the great mass
of taxpayers in Custcr county ,
not immediately under the
shadow of these towns will con
sider what these new counties
will look like and how much it
will cost them to boom the said
towns of Callaway , Sargent and
Ansley. In the first place the }
will compute that Custer 'county
now cortaiiis 1,658,880 acres of
land , That the Bureau of Labor
and Industrial Statistics of Ne
braska for the year 1908 , gives
the total acreage of crops in
Custer county at 418,014 acres-
This includes tame grasses am
all miscellaneous crops. Practi
cally one-fourth 01 the county is
cnltivatablc land. There is some
good land which may still be
( nought under cultivation , and it
is also true that a large acreage
of hill land , now in cultivation
should never have been plowed
So that with only one acre in
four good farm laud it is no *
good judgment to cut up sucl
territoiy into small counties
My experience in hauling land
buyers if that 1 loose more sales
on account of the rough country
than from any other cause
They invariably remark , "this is
too rough a country for me. "
The organizers of this county
well considered the rough charac
ter of PrTe land and made th
county large accordingl3 * . It i
a magnificent county. Our resi
'dence ' of twenty-five years here
in has begat a love for its hills
and valleys and when I look up
on the map showing the proposed
division lines suggested by Calla
way , Sargent and Ansley , I am
chargrincd and mortified that
ruthless hands should undertake
such a gerrymander , but an
abiding faith in the good judg
ment of the taxpayers who arc
now paying a heavy school ,
township and village tax and a
very low county tnv convinces me
that they do not wuiil U ) p 1d a
heavy county tax to their already
larje tax to boom Callawa.v ,
Sargent and Ansley. Yes let old
Ouster stand u monument to the
judgment and foresight of its
founders and early pioneers.
WILLIS CAOWIU-I , .
Nebraska Yield of Winter and Spring
Wheat Shows Increase.
Nebraska's 1909 wheat crop ,
including both spring and winter
wheat , was 50,320,000 bushels ,
according to reports by the slate
bureau of labor and industrial
statistics. The figures have not
been tabulated but the totals
how that Nebraska raised ) ( > , -
5-1,000 bushels of winter wheat
and 3,870,000 bushels of spring
wheat. The 1008 crop was
\bout 46,000,000 , bushels. With
wheat up in the air during the
entire summer the corpulent Ne
braska farmer realized between
orly and fifty millions of dollars
u his yellow cereal yield.
The returns to the state bureau
ndicatc that local wheat buyers
lad a good line on the situation
early in July. At that time The
Star published several interviews
with local men , most of whom
leclared that the crop would be
about 50,000,000 bushels. All of
them acknowledged that there
was a considerable element of
guess work in this estimate but
hey were positive that the yield
would be larger than last year
and they thought a ten per cent
gain would about hit it oil.
Only one grain man dissented ,
ile thought that the yield would
je larger proportionately than
than iu 1908 but he believed that
the acreage was less on account
ol the tact that much wheat had
been plowed up.
nil ? VIKI.D I'KK ACKK.
The J.ist government report on
Nebraska winter wheat showed
an aver , go yield of 19.-I bushels.
Accord ! ig to the reports sent to
the statt- bureau this yield shoult
be marred up to ii-13 ( ) bushels
per acre. The govcrnmen ex
perts in ule. no report on spring
wheat viclds and the state bureau
figuretiihis to be 1-1.99 bushels
Owin/4 / to the fact tha
blcachoi Hour may still be soh
in Nc'jr ska it is highly probable
that n i utsiderable part of this
big yiei < will be milled withii
the stai . This will result ii
all the commercial activity con
nected .vilh a portion of the
wheat 1 cing conducted withit
the state , the money involved in
the crop changing hands five or
six times. Lincoln Star.
O. B. Foster , of Ansley , came
in Tuesday morning from a
months trip in Indiana , Iowa am
Wisconsin. While in Indiana he
attended the 27th annual reunion
of his old regiment , the 48tl
Indiana. There were ( > 2 present
Mr. Foster says he enjoyed him
self verv well but he is glad to
get back to old Custcr county.
Mr. Tiilcman arrived Tuesday
from J eavxsr Crossing , Nebr. , to
carpenter on the Devault house ,
which is being erected east of
All Industrious Vomit : Men and Worthy
of Your Support.
The candidates on the republi
can county ticket this fall arc all
young men. Better than that
they arc all especially qualified
to fill the position for which they
ire nominated. There is Horace
Ccnnedy , the ex-soldier , iwho in
he front ranks while facing the
Miemy was borne from the battle
ield with a bullet hole through
lis breast. He posses courage
ind good judgment.
Them u ; Warren Poor , for
rcasurcrvhn from long service
is clerk and deputy , knows ever } '
Ictail of the many duties of the
county treasurer's office.
George Porter , for register of
Iced : ! , has filled the position of
lepuly register lor a term which
[ iialitius him for the position as
lothing else could.
The candidate for county
udgc is educated in law. He
las been practicing his profcs-
ion in all of its phases for
cveral years and is especially
[ ualificd for the position.
Gailaud Lewis , for county
upcriutendcnt is a college
graduate , has taught in Teachers
nstitutcs , in colleges and in city
and country schools , just tLc
he experience required.
Will Osboruc , for county clerk ,
las had four years experience as
leputy , under the efficient direc
tion of Joe Pigman , which quali-
ics him in a special manner for
he work devolving upon him.
A. J. Van Antwerp has both
: hc education and experience
The republican part ) ' has rea
son to be proud of this array of
young blood , talent and efficiency
ind should use every honorable
effort to see every one of them
llijjh School to Publish a Paper.
The Broken Bow High school
is making rapid advancement
under the direction of Prof's
Klliot and Williams.
The latest addition ir. a high
school paper with editor in chief ,
associate editor , business man
ager , etc' The new paper will
be called "The Arrow" and will
be di voted entirely to the inter
ests of the Broken Bow High
school. Such pipers are now
published at Chadroii , Alliance ,
Beatrice , York and by all of the
best High schools.
The first issue will be out
about October 15 Every one.
should subscribe and help place
Broken Bow's High school U
the front along wilh the rest.
AGAIN AT THE HELM.
With this issue of the Custer
County Republican it is like
getting back home after a long
absence and we are glad that we
can again extend our greetings
to our old friends who have been
patrons of the RUPUIUJCAN since
its first issue twenty-eight years
ago in its little sod shanty on the
corner where the Broken Bow
State Bank building now stand ?
as well as all new ones.
The Rjti'uni.iCAN has ever been a
leading exponent of the bes
interests of the people of Custer
county. It has stood lor Custe
county as a whole , regardless o
locality , clique or quality.
In politics it will remain true
to its name. The council o
those interested in the perpetuity
of the principles of the republi
can party and the success of it
candidates is solicited. Ou
interests are mutual. In union
We shall , as was ever our rule ,
mull the Rui'UW.TCAN on date of
its publication that its readers
may have thu news when fresh.
While we will have charge of
the editorial woik we liope to
have Mrs. Amshcrry look after
the busincssjmanugctucnt of the
paper and after we. have had a
week or two to get the work and
business of the office down to
business bases we hope to furnish
you a paper that will be a credit
to the office and worthy of the
We extend to the patrons of
he Kui'unucAN or sincere
hanks for the liberal support
n the past as wall as the year
ust closed , while it was in
charge of II. G , Myers
We solicit your good will and
iberal support in the future.
D. M. AMSOKUKY ,
Owner and Publisher.
College Entertainment Course.
For the coming season Custer
College offers a first class Enter-
aimncnt Course , consisting cf
ivc numbers , as follows : The
Ward Waters Co. , at the Temple
Theatre , Oct. 11 , 1909 ; Marion
Ballon Fisk at the Temple
Theatre , November 29 , 1909 ;
Bishop McDowell at the Opera
louse , December 17 , 1909 ; Hon.
G. W. Thompson at the Opera
louse , January 6 , 1910 ; Strollers
ouccrt Co. , at the Opera House
Feb.I , 1010.
The Ward Waters Entertam-
nent Co. , is headed by Mr. Ward
Waters , especially effective in
character impersonations. Mr ;
Waters can entertain any
ludience anywhere with real
interest during the entire pro
gram. He is assisted by Miss
Gordon , soprano , at d Miss Star ,
berry , pianist.
Marion Ballou Fisk is a car
toonist and crayon lecturer of the
first class Thoae who know her
tell us that we cannot advertise
licr too highly.
Dr. Edward Hurton McDowell
will give his famous lecture on
the Panama Canal. This lecture
will be illustrated by original
motion p'ctures and copyrighted
lantern pictures made by Dr.
McDowell during two visits to
the Isthmus , and showing the
progress of two years work. You
cannot afford to nms this
Hon. Geo. W. Thompson , of
Indiana , ia a lectuter whom we
take great pleasure in commend
ing to the citizens of Broken
Cow. His delivery is dramatic
and he thrills his listeners with
the great truths he has to pre
sent. Ho never fails to satisfy.
Lyceum subjects : "Ways that
Win ; " "Greed , Goiu-h and Graft"
"The Nation's Healthfood , "
"The Trial of Jesus , the Christ ,
from a Legal Standpoint. "
The Strollers Concert Co. ,
composed of four talented instru
mentalists uaud vocalists will
prove a rare musical treat to the
people of Broken Bow. The
versatility of the organization
and the rich tonal quality make
each number a delight.
Heason tickets , $1.50.
Students tickets $1.00.
W. W. Waters and C. S. Tooley
have purchased the hardware
stock and business of George
willing. They will continue the
business at the old stand. These
young men have grown up in
Custcr county and are among * our
amoung our best citizens , The
RWUBMCAN bespeaks for them
a liberal share of the business in
their line ,
Orcelia and Ray Lanphear
left yesterday for Minnesota ,
where they will visit relatives
for a couple of months.
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