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THE OtM1R COUNTY REPUBLICAN
GUSTOR COUNTY REPUBLICAN
$1.00 Per Year.
Entered ixt Ilrokeu How , Nebraska , for train-
mlitlon ID tUe Uultcd HlnlcH matin
nt second clnsn talon.
D. M. AMSBfcRRY , Editor and Publisher
W. II. CARSON , Associate Editor.
Where matter Is net on wood base electrotype
a tlat price of twenty ccnti per Incli.gliiifle col
umn , for each limcrtlon , two or more Idoortlons
15 cents per Inch , Special position , slniflc In ,
m-rllon 20 centR per inch. Metal base , electron-
two or more time * , 15 cents iwr Inch. 1'aymunl
first of each mouth.
Local adTerllBlnif flYocent * per line each In
Notice of chnrch church fain , sociable * and
tutertalnmenu where money I * charged , oue
Death notice * free , half crlc" for publishing
Card of Thanki , so cen i * .
Legal notice * at rale * provided nlatutes of
Society notlccsand lusolutlona.one-haJl ra e *
Wcddlnir notice * free , half price for iim of
present * .
Tint worst has happened to
Cook , He has been read out of
the democratic party.
SUN , BHOWN has introduced a
bill in the senate to cure defects
in the employers' liability law.
THU inter-state commerce com
mission is somewhat of a revenue
producer , $304,233 was collected
during the year in fines for violations
lations of the law by carriers and
IT LOOKS like the cry of the
west wculd be Roosevelt in 1912.
The president appears to be get
ting1 to close too Cannon and
Aldrich to please the people of
the free and untramtnelcd west.
A STRIKING switchman up at
Minneapolis was shot by a strike
breaker the other day , the bullet
striking' a union card in his inside
vest pocket , thus deflecting the
bullet which otherwise would
have found his heart. That's
one instance where a union card
was a protection to the holder ,
HOGS sold for $9.00 on the
Chicago market last Friday ,
This is the highest price paid
for hogs since the war , with the
exception of a short time in 1882
when they reached $9.10. Buy
ers assert that the top has not
b'cen reached. How would you
farmers like to hark back to the
good old democratic days of 1896
when hogs sold for about $3,50
and corn for ten cents a bushel ?
president has fired Chief
Forester Pinchot and the people
are at the mercy of Ballingcr
and the Big Business interests.
After the congressional com
I mittee appointed to investigate
Sec. Ballingcr have reported it
w.ill probably be seen that the
president has fired the wrong
man. Men in a position to know
think Pinchot in the right , and
that Balhnger is protecting , if
not in league , with the thieves
whom Pinchot has been exposing.
TUB Farmers' Institute School
to be held in Broken Bow Jan.
24-29 , will be of great profit to
the farmers who attend. Speak
ers who are practical in their
It line of work , will be here , to talk
on subjects of vital interest to
agriculturalist. A domestic
science department will be con
ducted in connection with the
institute. The farmers wives
and daughters will no doubt take
an interest in this. There
should be a large attendance , and
no doubt will be.
Miw like Senators Cummins
and Clapp , and even LaFollette ,
make excellent gui de posts for a
progressive republican admin
istration. It is not necessary
to follow undeviatingly the
direction they offer , nor is it
advisable to knock them over
with an ax. A party that drove
them out of its ranks to please a
statesman of Mr. Cannon's type
would soon find itself hopelessly
given over to reaction. And of
all presidents , Mr. Taft cannot
afford to alienate hopelessly the
people these men represent. For
his progressive policies he needs
itie support of progressive repub
licans , however obnoxious these
republicans may be to such statesman
Aldrich and Can
man as Messrs.
non. Springfield Republican.
Activity Against Combines.
So diverse arc the cases In
volved , that it is doubtful if the
people appreciate all that ia be
ing done in legal prosecutions
against combines , both on the
part of the United States govern
ment and as a result of the
activity of individual states.
Much of the hostility to com
binations operating in restraint
of trade formerly originated in
the west , and it must be encour
aging to the advocates of rigid
application of the law against
illegal monopolies to witness the
spread of the contagion to the
east , where New York is notably
pursuing a policy of prosecution.
The latest step in the metropo
lis , the indictment of the entire
Paper Board association , com
prising 140 prominent manufac
turers , promises results , inas
much as the process oi the grand
jury is based on conviction of the
ice combine , and is in the thick
of the fight against the manipu
lators of a comer in milk , a field
of activity that calls for popular
approval , and which may be the
mears of undermining prices
throughout the country in cases
where they have been unduly
inflated , for the New York ex
ample is one which pins down
the individual offenders , having
swept aside the old notion thai
those acting in the name of cor
porations cannot be held amen
able to the criminal law , and
having also made the fines heavy
enough to hurt yet practical
enough to be collected.
In Washington the federa'
government has just argued the
case against the tobacco combine
concerning which a speedy de
cision may be expected fr6m the
supreme court , and is also advan
ciug toward a final ruling in the
matter of Standard Oil. The
administration likewise is pro
cecding against the Tobacco
Growers' association , and the
president has directed the prope
departments to investigate the
charges that the steel concerns
are operating in violation of the
anti-trust law. Further federa
action is probable as a result of
the grand jury discovery that the
sugar companies , nominally ri
vals , are really operating under
an agreement that governs prices
so that it is possible that the
customs investigation will have
accomplished a double purpose
No complaint can properly be
lodged , therefore , that there is
any lack or activity on the par
of the government against the
cpmbines. Whatever is possible
under existing laws is being at
tempted , toward the regulation
of corporation greed. It is al
ways possible that the govern
rnent may lose one or more o
such prosecutions , but congress
now has before it various sug
gestions for strengthening feder
al power , and such additicna
legislation as is necessary is
likely to be forthcoming Bee
Old Soldiers Endorse Senator Burked
The Union Veteran Club o
Lincoln at a meeting recently
held in that city , passed ringing
resolutions endorsing Sen. Bur
kett. Lincoln is the home of the
Senator and the resolutions show
liis standing with people who
have no political sxe to grind
"Whereas The Union Veteran
Republican Club of the city o
Lincoln , State of Nebraska , fully
appreciated the true devoten and
loyalty to the voterens of the
civil war , and soldiers of the
Spanish-American war , and the
honorable and faithful services
rendered our city , state and na
tion , by our distinguished citiaen
and statesman , Honorable El me
J. Burkett , our senior Unitet
Be it resolved That by his un
tiring industry and great legis
lative ability , he haft been able
to lead the way and direct in sc
curing legislation for the people
until today he stands in the fore
front among the greatest pro
gressivc leaders and 'legislators
in the nation ,
And as evidence we have bu
to recall a few things he hnn ac
complished for Nebraska since
he first entered congress.
Senator Burkett has secured
the passage of over one hundred
special pension bills for Nebraska
soldiers aid their widows. Alto
gether he has secured over 3,800
pensions , original and increase ,
and reissue , for deserving Ne
braska veterans and their widows
Complete county service rural
free delivery for his entire dis
trict when in the lower house ,
the first one completed in the
Divided Nebraska into divi
sions for federal court purposes ,
establishing federal courts at
Lincoln , Norfolk , North Platte ,
McCook Hastings and Grand
Was appointed a member of
the appropriation committee in
the house in his second term ,
and is now a member of the sen
ate appropriations committee
he most important committee
11 congress ,
After a long hard fight , saved
six congressmen ! to Nebraska in
the re-apportionment bill of
1901 and is the author of the bill
by which members of congress
are now apportioned to the sev
He is the author of the public
Author and ardent supporter
of a bill to provide for postal
savings bank , and author of a
bill to teach agriculture in nor
Senator Burkctt's speech upon
the irrigation bill was a sig
nificant one , so much so that
Guy 13. Mitchell , piesident of
the national irrigation associa
tion , sent it broadcast over the
When in the house he saved
the government a million dollars
by a single speech which was
dubbed 'The Million Dollar
Speech" because it led to the re
drafting of the census bill on a
more econmical basis.
"He has been a constant advo
cate of more liberal pension laws.
He was the organizer of a
movement to secure a more equit
able distribution of committee as-
ignments in the senate , and his
resolution was named as an epoch
making one by the press last
During the tariff session he se
cured the reduction of the duty
on barbed wire from $54 to $15
He secured an amendment to
the corporation tax law under
which the following organiza
tions are Vo be exempt from such
taxation : labor organizations ,
fraternal beneficiary societies ;
orders or associations operating
under the lodge system and pro
viding life , sick , accident or
other benifits to its members ;
and building and loan associa
He secured the free admission
of imported breeding animals.
He secured the establishment
of the Dismal forest reserve in
He has secured the establish
ment of rural free delivery routes
in nearly every county in the
He has twice secured the pass
age of a bill to establish a fish
culture station in Nebraska.
And all these things , coupled
with his high moral character ,
and recognised integrity have
combined to make him a worthy
representative of this great and
growing state , and as fellow cit
izens we feel to know that we
have in him a becoming pride ,
and be it further ,
Itesolvcd : That as members
of the Union Veteran Republi
can Glut' , having confidence in
the wisdom , integrity and pat-
rotisui of Senator Burkett , and
believing that his past experience
has qualified him for yet greater
services to his city and state , we
pledge him our hearty support. "
Tint water wagon started out
this year with the "standing
room" only sign ; but there is
plenty of empty seat in the vehi
cle now. If you failed to get on
with the New Year load better
take passage now.
The President's Program.
In order to judge of the com *
pleted work of the present con
gress it is well to get a clear idea
of what is expected ot it. The
president has already indicated in
detail a railroad program which ,
however unsensational it may
appear in prospectus , constitutes
vital and needed changes in the
system of regulation. His com
plete program for the year , acord-
ing to Washington correspond
ents , includes the following :
Amendments to the interstate
A law providing for the volun
tary federal incorporation of
A law putting upon the statute
books the so-called Koosevelt
polices on the conservation of
A lawcreating a postal savings
A law for the reorganization
of the government of Alaska.
A statehood law for the terri
tories of Arizona and New
Drastic reductions in appro-
pirations and economy in federal
A great deal of this is required
by the republican platform.
The federal incorporation law
will probably not be made a
party question , nor will the
matter of reorganization the gov
ernment of Alaska. Despite the
platform there will be squirming
on the postal savings bank
question and statehood for Ari
zona and New Mexico will not
come as easy as did the promise
of the platform. It will be in
teresting to count up the proportion
tion of this program which is in
effect or provided for when con
gress adjourns next summer.
Dry Fanning Soils.
In a speech delivered by Con
gressman F. W. Mondell of Wyo
ming , who probably knows as
much about arid soils as any
practical farmer , he said at Bill
ing , Mont. , where the fourth
meeting was recently held , that
there would always be doubting
Thomases who could not be con
vinced regarding the possibilities
of dry farming : has proven a fail
ure where the soils and barmetri-
cal conditions were not right.
To attempts to convert such
men to the possibilites of dry
farming , he said , is a waste of
of time and effort.
The only way to do is to go on
raising crops. When all the
waters have been run i * to irri
gating ditches and all the waste
soil possible has been reclaimed ,
there wiil still remain millions
of rich acres where dry farming
can be successfull caried on , al
though sight must not be lost of
the fact that all arid soils are not
suitable to dry farming.
Terms of District Court.
Judge B. O. Ilostetlcr has fix
ed the following dates for the
nolding of court in the twelfth
judicial district , comprising Buf
falo , Dawson , Custer and Sher
man counties :
Buffalo county Jurv term May
23d and December 5th ; Equity
term February 14th.
Custer county Jury term
March 7th and October3dequity ;
term January 31st.
Dawson county Jury term
May 2d and November 14th ;
equity term September 5th and
O. SwickandGeo , W. Stouffev ,
of Alerna , transacted business
here Monday ,
NOTIcn TO CKKD1TORS.
In the County court of Custer County.
Nrbraska , In the matter of the estate of
Abasha Sunder * , Deceased. Notice to
The State of Nebraska , to Creditors of
sahl I'state :
Take Notice , that I will hit In tlio County
Court Hooin , in itroken How , In Halt ! county
on tile Hist day of January , Wit. and the
lUliday of July , 1 IO , at It ) oVUx-K A. M. . to
receive and examine all claims tiled and
presented against said estate , with .1 view
to their adjustment and allowance ; anil
that on the llrst date above named tin- peti
tion ot the widow will be heard for home
stead , exemptions and allow.uu-e , and other
The time limit for the presentation of
claims against wild estate Is six months
from the sih day of January liio. and the
time limited for the payment ol debts In one
year Irom said date.
Dated January 5,1910.
ISttAI.I A. H , UlUIIMIUKT ,
31 ja County Judge.
FARM LAND /
ON EASY TERMS
I am placing- the market 65,000 acres of choice farms
located principally in the James River Valley of Eastern
South Dakota and Southeastern North Dakota , on. the
following easy terms. These are all selected lands , with
good soil and ample rainfall , in thoroughly reliable agri
CROP PAYMENT PLAN This plan has proven popular
and successful , enabling renters arid men of small means to
secure homes of their own on terms almost as easy as rent
ing. The purchaser is required to make a cash payment of
only one-fifth , and to break out forty acres each year until
one hundred and twenty acres are under cultivation , and
deliver one-half the crop each year until the balance is paid.
Deferred payments bear 6 per cent interest only. A great
many purchasers have paid for their lands out of three or
four crops. The crop payment plan insures success. In
buying on this plan the purchaser runs no risk of losing
what he has put into the land , so long as he delivers half the
crop and cultivates the land. A thrifty man is sure to make
himself independent. This is an unusual opportunity to get
choice land on easy terms.
INSTALLMENT PLAN On this plan , the purchaser is not
required to li'-'e on the land. A cash payment of one-fourth
is required , the balance being payable in ten annual install
ments , with interest at 6 per cent. The "on or before"
privilege is given on all installments.
BUILDINGS Many of the farms are now well improved.
Nearly all have some plowed ground and are rented. On
any unimproved farm , a set of buildings will be erected to
meet the purchaser's wishes , and the exact cost added to the
price of the land , to be repaid on the same easy terms as the
land itself. In addition to saving the usual profits of lum
ber dealers and building contractors , which are large items ,
the purchaser has the advantage of having his buildings
ready for occupancy when he moves on the land.
CATALOG OP LANDS I will upon request furnish a cata
log of the lands with complete information in regard to each
farm , including the legal description , the name by which the "
farm is known locally , the number of acres tillable , acres
adapted to meadow and pasture only and number of acres
improved. The lands are all owned by clients for whom I
am sole agent , so that I can sell them at lower prices and on
easier terms than agents who sell listed lands on commis
sion , and can also furnish deed promptly to any tract when
it is sold , and guarantee the titles.
Large crops of oats , barley , spelt ? , llax and rye and
immense crops of hay are produced each year. The large
production of corn and other coarse grains and hay has \ .
given a great impetus to the live stock industry , so that
wheat production is taking a second place. Farmers find *
that the live stock industry furnishes them and their families - J
lies profitable employment the year around , whereas ex
clusive grain growing" , of course , confined to the summer
Nearly all northern fruits do well. There are many
thriving apple orchards throughout the state ; and there is
no reason why the settler from older states should not be as
well supplied with fruits as in his former home. -jr
SOIL The top soil is a very deep black loam. The subS
soil is a glacial clay. Stony ground is seldom found , though
in most lacalities sufficient stone for building purposes is
PRICES Prices range from $20.00 to $50.00 per acre ,
according to location , improvements , etc.
How TO EXAMINE AND PURCHASE THE LANDS Intend
ing purchasers , who wish to examine the lands , should go to
Lincoln on any Tuesday , taking a train to reach Lincoln by
noon of that day. Before leaving home , advise me at my
expense by telegram or by telephoning me at The Republi
can office , Broken Bow , Neb. A competent field man will
accompany you from Lincoln , who is familiar with all the
lands and localities in which they are situated. I will pay
all livery bills incurred in inspecting the lands.
W. H. CARSON
Republican Office Broken Bow , Neb.
My city residence for sale or
trade. Call or address W. T.
I have put on a free Delivery
Wagon and will save you
money on all kinds of Feed ,
Flout , Baled Hay , Etc. All
goods guaranteed. Let me
W. H. O'RORKE '
First Door North ot Souder's Drug Store
IN TUK DISTRICT COURT OK CUSTKU
I e\\ls \ \ Rapp. I
vs V Notice of suit
johnA.Kley.pt ux ,
The Defendants , John A. Kiev and Mrs.
John A. Kley , his wife whose full and true
Christian name Is unknown , will take notice
that on the Uth day of December , 19OT , the
Plaintiff tiled his petition in the District
Court of Custer County against you , the
object and prayer of whlcli petition U to
fiulet the title against you and to have the
title to said land declared complete In the
1'lalntllt to the south half fsH ) of the south
east uuarter ( seVfof Section thirty-four _ (3n (
and lots uve < ! > ) and six (0) In Section thirty-
live ( W ) . all In Town twenty ( SO ) Ilange ( id ) ,
\V. fath 1' . M. Custer county , Nebraska.
I'lalntllf flalmsthat he Isthe absolute owner
In lee s-luiply of the land above described.
and that you nor either ot you , have no right
title and Interest In and to said property
That you have been absent trom salu propety
lora period of moie than 10 years last past
and that you , at no time , had possession of
'YOU are required to answer the petition of
thlsplalntlft on or before Monday , the 31st
tlay ot January. 1910. In case that you fall to
answer , plead or demur to said petition , on or
before said date , yonrdefault wlilbeentered
and decree rendered according to the prayer
ol said petition.
Dateu Decemcer 17thW. .
, st publication December
llyN. T.Qadd , his Attorney
, TAX NOTICK.
Certificate No. A4093 ,
To Julius Wlckham : you are liereby
notltled that on April llih , 1908. c. M. Ifelly
purchased at public tale for taxes for the
years 1894 and IWi to 1900 Inclusive , and havt-
pald all subsequent taxes on real estate-
described as follows : A parcel In the
northwest corner niock S , UeynT's addition
to Uroken HOW , Nebraska , commencing 1X > -
feet south of northwest corner.south flou-ei
east 112 feet , north 60 feet , west Hi feet.
That said land was assessed In the name
of Julius Wlckham. and that after the explr
atlonof three months from the third pub
lication oftuts notice tax deed will buapplied
Dated January 0,1901.
C. M. KKM.Y.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Sealed bids will be received on or before
7 p. m. February . 7th , wo , by i < . II. Jewett.
Secreurj. for tbe erecUou ot a ngh , Shoo
Hulldtng for school District of Uroken uow
Custer county , Nebraska. In accordance
with plans and specifications now on file
with the Secretary and also on tile with the
architect. John Latenser , omaha , Nebraska
Lach bid to be accompanied by a certllled
check In amount Five Hundred Dollars as a
guarantee of good faith. The right Is re
serveu to reject any and all bids.
_ , L. U. Jewett. Secretary ,
31-34 troken Bow , Nebraska.
If you have a snap in a
iartu , or ranch for sale list
with me. If you want to
buy a snap in a farm or \
ranch , come and see me.
Phones , office 42 , resi
CHAS. W. BOWM4N
BROKEN Bow , NEB.