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VOL. XXVIII BROKEN BOW , OUSTER COUNTY NEBRASKA , THURSDAY , OCTOBER 28 , 1909 NO.
lly Mrs. AiiKiiuhi 1 , , XatuU-rs.
MAZUMA'S ENTEUTAIN ,
The honorary members of the
Maaunia N. I. T. Club gave a
dancing pirty at the Temple
Theatre last" Friday night.
This was the last of a series of
social functions given by mem
bers of the club , and proved to
be a delightful affair. Early in
the evening the guests seemed
more disposed to sociability than
dancing. There were about
twenty-five ( couple present.
Dancing began at nine and con
tinued until the midnight hour.
Between the dances a number of
gentlemen sang a few-of the
popular songs. The hostesses
were Mesdames W. II. Xaudors ,
F. E. Taylor , ' Win Jenkins ,
Iliraui Palmer , Edgar Osbornc ,
George Kussom , J. K. llermon.
Mr. Jake Baisch furnished the
Last Friday afternoon Mrs. II.
T. Bruce entertained at her lovely
home on fifth avenue Height , in
honor of the two visitors within
our gatqs , Mrs. Bolte and Miss
Greniiiger , at a representation
book party , The guests were in
formed that they were in some
way to represent a favorite book
and give a quotation from it.
Our poetic genius had a brilliant
idea ; it was to spring a surprise
on the hostess. A list of the
guests was secured through the
.society reporter , and they were
.all duly requested to appear in
white , wearing the scarlet letter
and later each one represent
-their own peculiar book. The
day was raw and cold and opera
cloaks and long coats were press
ed into service to at least partial
ly conceal the white gowns. To
say that Mrs. Bruce was a sur
prised expresses it mildly , as all
the guests entered into the joke
and it created no eiid of merri
ment. After a [ pleasant social
time the guessing began. Mesdames -
dames Rublee , Stuckey and Bolte
guessed correctly the highest
number of books and after cut
ting Mrs. Bolte was presented
with a lovely hand painted china
plate , the work of the hostess.
A delicious course supper was
served by Mrs. Bruce assisted by
Miss Bernice McComas.
The Ladies' Guild of the
Episcopal church met with Mrs.
Elisha Taylor last Thursday
afternoon. During the business
session the ladies decided to
serve refreshments at the Rube
Hallowe'en entertainment Fri
day night Oct. 2'J , at the opera
iiouse given by the Mazuina
Club , Coffee , pumpkin pie and
doughnuts will be fpr sale at the
Last Saturday afternoon Mrs.
Joe Chrisman organised what
will be known as the Junior
Auxiliary of St. John's Episcopal
church. The organization took
place at the home of Miss Ruth
Ledwich. The following ollicers
were elected : President , Clara
Taylor ; Secretary , Ruth Led
wich ; Treasurer , Marietta Purcell -
cell ; Corresponding Secretary ,
Zilma Smith. The meeting will
be held every two weeks and will
be of a social and religious
vnature. The next meeting will
he with Bertha Frey. Dainty
irefreshraents were served.
N. I. T. CrU MEETING.
Miss Syble Gulhric entertain
ed the Mazuma Club Tuesday
evening. The house was light'
cd with jack o'lanterns ; the
effect was rather wierd and
ghost-like. There was a large
attendance of members. Ar-
rangtinents for the Rube Hallow
e'en entertainment were perfect
ed. The members enjoyed a
delightful social hour. Miss
Guthrie served pop corn in yellow
tissue paper cases. Later a five
course supper was served.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Rublee
.entertained the B/.hu Whist Club
Wednesday evening at its open-
dug meeting of * tbe season.
Whist was played at seven tables
A business session was held at
which time a new president was
elected and plans laid for the
meetings this winter.
N GARLAND E. LEWIS
Candidate for County Superintendent
In casting your vote for Coun
ty Superintendent next Tuesday
do not fail 10 remember the tact
that in voting for Garland E.
Lewis for that position you are
voting for one thoroughly quali
fied for that position. He is not
only a graduate from one of the
best colleges of the state but has
had several years'experience in
teaching in country and city
schools as well as instructor in
Teachers Institutes. His ex
perience extends to all lines of
school work. In every particular
he is especially well qualified for
the office of County Superintend
3 The following testimonials of
those who know of his education
qualifications and experience
speak for themselves ;
Sutnner , Nebraska.
To Whom it May Concern ;
While principal of the Sum
mer School Mr. Garland E.
Lewis , by his energy , good judg
ment and qualifications proved
himself a first class educator.
Dr. M. E. Bush.
Lodi , Nebraska.
Graland E. Lewis taught one
of the best schools we ever had
in our district" The energy and
enthusiasm shown in his work
were a great inspiration to all
our young people.
A. B. Cornish.
Director , Dist No. 73.
This is to certify that Mr. Gar
land Lewis taught in our schools
giving good satisfaction in all
his work. His aims were slways
to place school and pupils on a
higher plane. His habits social
ly were of the best and his ability
to Ugovern wasvj splendid. lle
was always extending a helping
hand to pupils who were behind
and always working in cooperation
ation with the school board.
He is one of Custer county's
promising and energetic young
B. C. Browning ,
I recommend my brother , Gar
land E. Lewis , to the voters of
Custfr county as one who will
do his duty energetically and
faithfully ; with good judgment
but wit'hout fear. If he is
chosen , I shall point out to him
the mistakes of my term of office
and encourage him to adopt the
new features of all previous ad
J. G. W. Lewis.
This is to certify that I have
known Garland E. Lewis since
he was a boy and regard htm as
an exceptionally bright and
honorable young man and worthy
of the entire confidence of the
C. L. Gutterson.
We are exclusive agents for
the famous Ked Cross hats and
KiffinL cke Co.
Halloween Socia )
The Young people of Baptis
church will give a Halloween
social at the home of Mrs , A. 13
Anderson Friday evening Qct
2' ) . Every body come and enjoy a
good time. A fine program ant
refreshments have been arranged
Admission 15 cents.
We cannot offer you anything
but this years goods as our
stock is entirely new. We have
no fire sale or old style to sell.
James Jarmin of Wagner was
a city visitor Tuesday ,
The Division Campaign.
The fact that the tax payers of
Custer county paid about twice
as much ; ax in 1908 as in 1907
led a good many people to kick
and blame some body they didn't
know who for the increased tax.
Some one suggested blame it
onto Broken Bow. This was a
gooduuL- , and worked fine. Yes ,
Broken Bow got the big swag.
They used it for building roads
around Broken Bow and what
money couldn't use on her roads ,
he ring put in their pocket.
Yes , ring , graft , selfishness was
ampaut in Broken Bow and all
at the expense of the tax payers.
Now this hughandcry against
Broken Bow created a condition
very opportune for the division
agitator. Now was the time to
trike and strike hard against
Broken Bow. So the division
pull was started rallying a good
campaign fund first. Yes enthu-
iasrn was easy and money rolled
n. A happy thought from one ,
uggested an honor roll with a
ine certificate of membership to
he honor roll to every subscriber
of $50.00. With a good wad of
noney much can be accomplished
f no opposition intervenes. So
t was easy to hire men at so
nuch per day to circulate di
vision petitions , and so much per
signer was an added inducement
or names. A majority of the
electors according tn law are
necessary on each petition.
WHO SIGNED THE DIVISION PE
These petitions have been
carefully looked over and' it is
ound that many people who
signed these petitions are not
tax payers and a great many
signed who are not eleptors.
.ransient people who could not
vote and many signed who were
not 'divisionists. The petitions
acted on favorably by the county
board , the campaign began in
The cry of "big county taxes
are doubled" were used to ad
vantage. Down with the graft-
ness at Broken Bow. All was
oy in the division camp.
DIVISIONISTS RUN AMUGIC
But harkl A challenge is
leard and the charge that "the
county taxes are doubled" is
denied. The figures are called
; or and it is proved that county
: axes are not doubled. But that
the school , township , pity and
village taxes are doubled , and
not the county tax.
WOE ! WOE !
Then there was woe in the
division camp. Followers weak-
THE OLD CRY
of convenience was taken up ,
but that failed to invigorate the
THE PAPERS IN THREE TOWN
ONLY CHAMPION DIVISION
The papers of Callaway , Sar
gent and Ansley were doing
their best to present figures in
behalf of the small counties , and
as promptly being knocked out
by the anti-division pres.s. But
they still had money and they
sought to widen their influence
in other papers than those of
Callaway , Ansley and Sargent
for up to this time they only
had access in one other paper , at
TRY TO HUY THE I'RKSS
So they approached two other
papers for space , tauntingly
flashing a roll of bills to entice
the editor , but in each instance
principle won and the division
ists received a set back.
3 % THE REAL INCENTIVE
By this time the real incentive
for the division agitators is
sprung. Dick Bregra has 17'
tpwn lots in Callaway with a
large acerage of land in and ad
joining the corporation. Dick
being the head and forefront of
the agitation , assisted by the
citizens of prospective county
seats , Callaway , Ansley , and
Sargent census. The tax payers
throughout the cpuuty to be
aroused and this thing of voting
for county division to spite
Broken Bow did not appeal to
the farmer taxpayers and let me
say right here this anti-division
fight is not Broken Bow's fight
Although , it is just as vital to
other tax payers as to those o ;
Broken Bow , and I appreciate
the fact that the tax payers have
candidly considered their own
interest and I have no fear of
their voting to increase their
taxes by county division ; and
here let me also say a word to
those who say 4\wcll I don't pay
much tax and I don't care if I devote
vote -for division. " Hebeiubcr
you may have taxes to pay sonic
day ; anyway be courteous enough
to let the tax payers decide the
HKEGA NDMITS HE IS WHONO.
And now the campaign draws
o a close with our friend tDick
o cover on every proposition ,
putting out figures one day to be
Irawn the next. "Yes'1 he says
'those figures are wrong I made
a mistake , draw a Hue through
them. I have looked them up
and they are wrong. " Then
) cople wont come to hear him at
lis meetings , alt'hough he travels
eng distances and he scolds them
and to cap all , they ask him
lard questions right out in tucet-
ug. If he gets his figures
.wistcd or makes a uiisstatcuicnt
.hey call him a d liar. And
3ick pleads another meeting and
irays to be excused. Oh Dick !
.hy soul the oft cast down for
ever rises for other falls ,
And I hear from your asso
ciates , "if you beat us this time
we'll come up again. " Then
THE LAST SHOT 1'ROM IJKEGA.
Yet you have one more shot
we are waiting for , it is the
lamphlet containing a full re-
mine of all your writings to be
lauded to the voters after the
ast publication of the division
press.1 And prove the short ex
aminations I have given it. I
am convinced that yourself and
associates will be ashamed after
eleption that they ever published
such literature ,
Let me call your attention tea
a lew items on page -14 under
leading transcribing the records ,
t reads "I. A. Reneau has a
complete set ot books for the
entire county x x x and with a
ittlc extra work these can be
made to serve.the entire county. "
The above is a fair sample of
your statements in behalf of
division and your pamphlet is a
continuation of snch talk , de
signed wholly to mislead the
voters by giving a false impres
sion In the first place you
mow that Mr. Rencau's books
are not record books. They are
merely one abstract memoranda
of the records lor the purpose
only of furnishing abstract of
title to lands and lots in Custer
county and cannot be used by
the county in place of the actual
records. And your estimate of
$2,613.43 cost of records for
Alfalfa county is along the same
line without any foundation
whatever. Any voter desiring
the truth about transcribing the
records will read the statement
furnished by the County Record
er and other officials of Custer
county published by the anti-
And your effort to laugh off as
a bugaboo the figures for trans
cribing the voluminous records
of Custe county and expense of
organising new counties has
fallen fjat with the intelligent
and unprejudiced voter.
Yours for the Grand County of
Custer. May she never be dis
membered. I am satisfied she
will not be this time. But vote
and vote hard hoys for Old Cus
ter "One and inseperable now
WILLIS CAD WELT- ,
Another shipment of these
persian waists arriyed this week.
Come in and see them. Get yours
before the six.es are broken.
Kiffin- Luke Co.
There were % young people
there , and witches , goblins and
their kin held high carnival
until \l P. M. In decorating and
Mrs. Bruce proved herself an
Mrs.Eltnira Rootwho has been
the guest of her sister-in-law
Mrs George Purcell , left Wednes
day fee her home at St Louis Mo
See our Dress Skirts in all the
latest patterns , also a new ship
ment of ties ,
KiffinLuckc Co ,
John Ilaucy at his home in
Mcrna Nebraska , Sunday Oct.
24 1909. The deceased was born
in Virginia in 1846 and was 63
years old at the time of his
His death was with out warn ,
ing , he having been in his usual
health. lie had returned the evc-
iug before from a ccuipaign trip
having been in Broken Bow the
day before. It was while he was
in the act of arrising from b.is
bed Sunday morning that he
fell over and died almost instant
ly. He complained Saturday while
in Broken Bow that he was not
feeling well but nothing of the
unusal was anticipated.
He had been a resident of Cust
er County for twenty or more
years and quite generally known
throughtout the county. He was
of general disposition and made
friends of everyone with whom
he became acquainted ,
He leaves a wife together with
his entire acquntance to mourn
his and untimely death.
His remains were brought to
Broken Bow Tuesday morning
under the escort of mcmbes of
the Masonic lodge of Mcrna when
they were taken in charge by the
Masonic lodge of Broken Bow
of which he was a member. Pre
ceding the religious seme which
was conducted in ttfe Temple
Theater by Rev. Aubrey pastor
of the Presbyterian Church , the
Masouio Servces was held in
the Masonic hall the eulogy hav
ing been prounccd ably by J. J ,
In concluding his address , Rev.
Aubrey read a touching eulogy
on the deceased written dy Mrs.
A. II. Stuckey. The attendance
at the funeral was prodably com
posed of the largest number of
Masona that ever assembled in
the county on a similar occasion.
Alpha Morgan , presided as wor
shipful Master and conducted
the services both in the hall and
at the cemetary. Every Misonic
lodge in the county was represnt-
ed at the funeral.
The following is the list of
representatives from the several
lodges outside of Broken Bow.
Ansloy. .Too Wilson , J hn , Kom-
more. W. Burdotto , QOQ , Wright , R.
B Foster , Dr Young , J II Kerr , Clms
Mutiny , N. Dwlght Ford , D. II. Wulto ,
Mania , Fred Enibroo , John Coulter
B. S. Wells , L. W. Wilson , John Men-
ary , A. D. Johnson , MiIIi\rd 11(11 ( , 13.
M. CoIoiniui.U , R. Duncan , B. F. Ed-
\VWlA. J , A , KollculmrKor , Dr. J. II.
Morrow , G. E. Uldonour , L. J. Road.
AuHoImo. Win. Warren , Mlko Leo
nard , Ini Foster , J. J. Toolcy , H. B.
Amlrows , A. A. WHlott , x
Callaway J. D. Troyor , II. II. Andrews
drows , ark Schnerlngor , J. J.-Doug-
Arnold. John Finch , II. R. Black ,
Jos. Bubcock , John Meads.
Rock Springs , Wyo. II. p. Hanson.
Longmont , Colorado. J. T. Costollb.
The music was conducted by
Mrs. C. L. Gutterson. Miss Adah
Bowen , Messrs. Bass and Squires.
The pall dearers were selected
three from the Merna lodge and
three from Broken Bow and
were as follows C. L. Gutlcrson ,
A. J.ISllmt J. C. Bowcn of Brok
en Bow and E. .M. Coletnau ,
John Menary , U. H. Duncan of
The Republican joins with his
many friends in extending sym
pathy of Mrs. Haney in her
Just received a shipment of
Palmer Coats. They come in
Black and Colors in the fitted
back and pleated effects and extra
long. These are the coats you
have been waiting for.
Judge Gutterson made a busi
ness trip to Anselmo last Friday ,
Andy Sommers the republican
candidate for Supervisor of Merna
is one of Custer counties pioneers
and most conservative business
men. He was a member of the
county board in an early day and
the business would not be new
to him. He should be elected with
A brown mare , with four white
feet , about three years old weight
about eight hundred pounds at
my place of resident three and
half miles south west of Broken
Bow , Oct. 15 1909 The owner is
requested to prove property and
1028 - 3t. J. W , Clay.
This column will be used for
church news and notes. Pastors
arc invited to arrange to have
such items ot news intended for
this column not later than
Wednesday morning- .
AL E. Church.
COME LET US WOKBHI1' TOGETHER.
10:00 : a. in Sunday School
11:00 : a. m Morning sermon
2:30 : p. tn Junior League
6:30 : p. in .Epworth League
7:30 : p. m Evening sermon
7:30 : p. in Prayer Meeting-
The subjects at the Presbyter
ian church next Sunday are ; 11
A. M. "Nehatniah's Covenant"
7,30 P. M. " Who Will Be Elected.
Rev. W. H. Xanders made , , his
monthy visit to Anselmo and
Merua this week.
U , B , Church
Sunday School 10 a.m. special
class for college students Preach-
ngatll subject The Christian
[ vifc song aud praise scrviccr at
7 p. m. Preaching a * 30 special
uiusic Cordial invitation to all.
S. M. Zike Pastor
The Church last Sunday morn
ing voted to begin a se its of
meetings the first of December.
We have a fine line of Dress
silks for the one peice dress-s iu
Bcngalinc , Moire , Messal-mU.
and Taffetas , also some cxclusiv
Tickets for the Rube Party arc-
on sale at Haberlae's drug store.
A $1.00 ticket admits one gentle
man and one lady. All extra
ladies , ladies unaccompanied by
a gentleman and children over 10
25c each ,
We are the home of.thc follow
ing brands of shoes.Green- Wheel
er for Ladies ; Harlow for Men ;
tted Schoolhouse for Children ;
Budds for the baby.
With Alirfh And Laughter Let Old
"The Old Clothes Man" a com
edy drama written by James
Kyrle Mac Curdy is to visit our
city , Wednesday October 3rd.
"Of what value is the stage to
civilization" is a question that
has agitated social , religious and
educational bodies aud institu-r
tions and a few words in support
of one appreciable service the
stage , the play aud the players
render humanity , will not be out
of place here ; they provide for
the people who toil , and for
those who are careworn and de
pressed , a healthy a clean
wholesome , refreshing recreation
that is a God-send to the tired
heart and brain two hours of
rest ane oblivion from the cares
of a lifetime , the enjoyment of
hearty laughter and needed a-
musement. This argument will
receive unanimous support from
people who are broadminded , and
those who toil and worry over
thejprobletn of life ; and in their
heartSthey | are thankful to the
stage , and the actor , and to such
plays as "The Old Clothes Man , "
for the worthy part they take in
administering to the health and
happiness of tired humanity , an
The present production fief
"The Old Clothes Man" comes to
us highly recommended and un
der the personal guarantee of its
management Messrs. G'lsci &
Krad field , who promise that
production will be complc
every detail , wJth claburav
scenic equipment , and a thoi *
oughly competent cast headed by
Herbert Du Guerre , who has vro i
distinction.as Solomon Levi , the
leading character of this famous gI
play. The guarantee is good , I
but the outlook is that the people *
will be well repaid for their pat *
ronage , which will no doubt b.1 . 1
liberal on this occasion. It wil
be at the Opera House on Wed
nesday evening November 3rd. 1
Received some moralizes in
Palmer Suits. Insist on having
the new long Jacket and pleated
skirt. They come only in this
years styles ,
KifiiuLucke Co ,