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VOL. xxvin BROKEN BOW CUSTER COUNTY NEBRASKA , THURSDAY JANUARY ' 27 1910 NO 34
I AFTERMATH OF THE COURT HOUSE FIRE
County Supervisors Call a Special Election Tuesday , March 1st ,
: Broken Bow Township Will Be Asked to Vote Bonds ,
A Spedial Election.
The county board has issued a
call for a special election to be
held-Tuesday , March 1st. , for the
of voting on the
r sition to make a five mill levy to
provide tunda to rebuild the
court house. This levy would
bring in something over $32,000
which together with the insur
ance $13,000 , it is believed
would be a sufficient sum to re
build. It ia thought by some
that the old foundation can be
used and that the vaults will not
have to be rebuilt. There is al
so quite a lot of brick that can
be used in the walls of the new
building. Ray Gadd has taken
the contract to raze the walls ,
clean and pile the brick and re
move the rubbish for which he
receives $1.00 per thousand. It
is not believed that there will be
any strenuous opposition to the
proposition and if the result of
the election IB favorable the sup
ervisors will proceed at once
after the result of the election is
known to let the contract for the
i u v A temporary fireproof structure
is being erected in front of the
Temple Theatre for the housing
of the county records , aside from
those of the treasurer's office ,
The treasurer has his office in
the west room of the Security
Bank and will use the bank vault
for his records.
The county supervisors have
secured the Opera House in
which to hold district court.
Judge Hosteller will convene an
equity term next Monday.
A Sad Death.
Mr. George Gildberg , of Valley.
Washington , who died on the
train last Saturday morning this
side of Alliance , was buried in
the Broken Bow cemetary last
Sunday afternoon. The funeral
wac held at the Christian church
at 2:30 : p. m. , Rev. 2 O. Doward
the paster , conducting the
services. The large audience
was deeply touched by the sad
Mr. Gildberg had been suffer
ing for a number of months with
throat trouble , and he became so
afflicted * that it was neccessary
for him , in company with his
wife , to leave home in search for
better assistance. After spend- ,
a few days at Hot Springs South
Dakota , and receiving no en
couragement from the physicians ,
they started for Chicago to ob
tain the aid of 3. great specialist
there. But Mr. Gildberg was
unable to make the trip and
passed away as above stated.
He leaves a wife and four small
children to mourn his untimely
departure. Thzy were compell
ed to leave one of the little
children suiiermg with pneu
monia. He was forty-nine years ,
seven months and three days
old. The wife and mother re-
to her children on the train go-
west Sunday night ,
Miss Amy Stephenson , of Call-
away , who has been working at
Alliance for several months ,
spent a few days the fore part of
. the week with her friend , Mrs.
O. W , Barnard , of this city.
Miss Stephenson waa on her way
Last Sunday was the anniver
sary of the birth of 0. H. Mevb
and Ed. McComas , and , as has
been customary with them for a
number of years , they and their
families dined together at the
Irwin Hogg and Edgar Van
Dyke , of Shelton , where here the
first of the week visiting their
sister ard aunt , Mrs , A. P , John
ATTENTION MEN. Just re
I ceived a shipment of Jno. B
Stetson Hats in the new south
phape , Kiffin-Lucke Co ,
Tlie Township Bond Question.
A meeting was held at the
opera houoe last night by the
citizens of Broken Bow town
ship to consider the question of
voting bonds to assist the county
in rebuilding the court house ,
A large crowd turned out and con
siderable enthusiam was awaken
ed. Judge Sullivan spoke in
favor of the proposition , showing
that to pay a $15,000 bond would
require a levy of two mills.
This would amount to about
eight-tenths of a cent taxes on a
cow , or $1.25 on a quarter section
of land yearly for ten years.
Some opposition appeared to the
proposition an d arguments were
presented against it. To get
the sense of the meeting S. P.
Great made a motion that the
meeting place itself on record as
favoring the proposition to vote
115,000 township bonds to aid
the county 111 building the court
house. II. Lomax moved to
amend by making the amount
$10,000. The amendment was
lost and a vote was taken on the
original motion which carried by
a vote of 46 to 21The meeting
was then adjourned.
There is considerable opposi
tion to the proposition , many
declaring that the county does
not ask nor need the help of this
township to rebuild the court
house. Justwhat future steps
will be taken is not known at
this time but it is presumed that
a petition will be circulated ask
ing that an election be called for
a vote on this question.
F. L. Dean came near having
a sure-enough fire at the Never-
Close restaurant Tuesday night
He had started the fire to gener
ate his coffee urn and his atten
tion being called to something
else neglected to turn off the gas
oline untU he had the "makings"
of a fairly startling conflagra
tion. An alarm was turned into
the telephone office but before
the fire alarm could be sounded
he had the fire under control and
no alarm was given. Aside from
scorching the wall paper and
woodwork the damage was small.
Frank knows more about gaso
line now than he did before
Postmaster Hacfle and wife , of
VlcKinley , came over Tuesday to
attend the school of agriculture ,
vlr. Heafle feels pretty good over
the fact that the vaults in the
court house proved fireproof
3e thinks there is no doubt but
what the majority of the voters
in his part of the county will
vote for the direct levy to re
build the court house.
Rev. J. E. Aubrey will preach
on "Swearing" at the Presbyter
ian church next Sunday night.
This is at the request of the busi
ness men of the city , and
there should be a large attend
ance of boys an d young men.
New Lorraine Egyptian Tis-
ones the finest wash fabric
known at 25c. The name Lor
raine is on the selvedge of the
Lorraine Tissues. Insist on
having Lorraine , accept no sub
stitute. - Kiffin-Lucke Co.
Porter E- Johnson and Miss
Elva Whaley , of Galloway , were
married in the Grand Central
parlors yesterday evening at four
o'clock , Rev. J. E. Aubrey ,
pastor of the Presbyterian church ,
Carl Foote and little son , Stiles ,
were down from Dunning Mon
day. Carl was a witness for Mr.
McHughes who was making
Miss Springer has accepted a
position with Kiffin-Lucke Co.
where she will be pleased to see
all her friends ,
The Nebraskans in Washington
ton- and the colony numbers
nearly three hundred- have had
many reminders of their home
state during the past week ,
With a visit from the governor ,
a reception to A. F. Woods , who
is leaving his place as Chief of
the Bureau of Plant Industry for
a position iu iin Minnesota Agri
culture School , the excitement due
to the activity of the Nebrauka
insurgents , and the stir that Sen
ator Burkett made ou the floor of
the senate by trying to force the
Aldrich-Hale , etc , , combination
to stop adjourning and get to
work on the passage of the Postal
Savings Bank bill and , other im
portant measures , all these things
have made the Nebraskans feel
more than ever that representa
tives of the old state are doings
things , and that Nebraska is dis
tinctly on the way.
Senator Burkett certainly rat
tled the dry bones of the senate
leaders by his objection last
Thursday to adjournment over
until Monday. The motion to
adjourn came from Senator Hale.
Custom and long service have
made him the autocrat in such
matters , and the committee on
order of business was not pre
pared for Senator Burkett's
stormy protest , which came like
a thunder clap. Before the mo
tion could be put Senator Bur
kett sprangto his feet , and with
i fervor of long-controlled im
patience over the inaction and
dilatory tactics of the senate
bosses , he demanded * that they
stop dawdling ; delaying adjourn
ing , waiting , etc. , and get to
work1 ; that the people had been
promised a Postal Savings Bank
Bill , and many other important
matters , yet the senate had done
little during the two months
session except to consider more
routine and then " "
, "adjourn over.
To a man with a passion for
work and a desire to secure re
form legislation , this program is
intolerable , and Senator Hurk'ett
could not Stand it , Tnat iact
that Senator Hale made a vigor
ous and scornful reply , and suc
ceeded in passing bin motion did
not soothe the Nebraska Senator ,
who hinted at the discharge of
committees that held up big bills
in their hands. Senator Burkett
fears that the big appropriation'
bills may crowd out his postal
savings bank bill and is deter
mined to prevent it if possible.
Gov. Shallenberger did not
know exactly whether be was
going to run for senator or make
the long race for governor. In
view of the political situation
confronting the democrats un
doubtedly Gov. Shallenberger
will have to tie up with Congress
man Hitchcock , upon the theory
that Mayor Dahlman is going to
make a really hard fight for gov
ernor. Since the visit of Shall
enberger to Washington one can
hear all kinds of political guesses *
as to the next two years. The
fact is Shallenberger and Hitch
cock had a long conference and
undoubtedly outlined a campaign
friendly to both. Just wheje the
"little giant , W. II. Thompson ,
will get off is a problem Billy
Thompson has been holding the
the sack so long in Nebraska
that he will probably continue in
his position of official sack-holder
for the uuterrified.
Congressman Ilinshaw , the
Nebraska member , of the con
gressional campaign committee
while play ing-an inconspicuous
part in the organisation of the
committee , intimated the other
night to the committee that a
little broader conception of what
an "insurgent" means would be
acceptable ; also that it might
help not only the party in Ne
braska , but in a number of con *
gressipnal districts where the
vote is close. Hinshaw stated
that he believed there would be
five republican congressmen from
Nebraska and possibly six , in
stead of three as at present.
Miss Finlen of the Kiffin-Lucke
Co. store , is in Omaha this week
visiting friends. She will look
through the wholesale houses
for the new stuff.
Mra. Jamea McCue , of Alliance ,
was visiting her mother Friday
and Saturday of laat week. She
returned to Alliance Sunday
6 per cent money for Farm
Loans no commission optional
payment- James Ledwich ,
lie Knows Better Now.
Last Sunday morning Joseph
Pignian went down in the cellar
to look after his furnace , and
finding that the fire had died
down he proceeded to enliven it
by the aid of coal oil. He 6pened
the furnace door and dashed a
small can of oil onto the smolder
ing coals. He got immediate
action , and also got it in the
The explosion which followed
struck Joe in the face but he
closed his eyes in time to iavp
them , although his eyelashes
were burned off. For about
three hours after the accident he.
was unable to open his eyes and
the pain of the stubbs of eye
lashes scratching his eyeballs
was almost unbearable. Dr , Tal-
hot was called and dressed his
face , which was burned and
treated his eyes to a soothing
lotion , and Joe is now on the
road to recovery. That the ex
plosive properties of coal oil are
always alert and on the job is
one of the things that Joe knows
and knows for sure. He is to be
congratulated that-the accident
was no worse ,
Isaac Emmerson , an old sold
ier and one of the pioneers of
this vicinity , informs us that
Congressman Kinkaid writes him
that the bill to increase his pen
sion from $12 to $24 per month
has passed both houses and only
needs the signature of the presi
dent to become a law. Mr. Em
merson has not been able to per
form manual labor for several
years because of paralysis. This
increase of pension is"a just rec
ognition of a worthy as well as a
Wait for Reynolds.
B. F. Reynolds , an experienced
horse buyer , will be in Broken
Bow Saturday , Feb. 5th , to buy
horses , mares and mules. Big
draft horse , mareschuncks and
express horses are wanted. He
ships to three different markets
and is in a position to handle
any marketable horse , mare or
mule and pay the highest market
price. No thin , bad haired ,
skittish horses or mules wanted.
Bring them in , its your fault if
you take them home.
Corn and Alfalfa.
Do you want to know the very
best about corn culture ? Prof.
P. G. Holdeu one of the foremost
authorities on corn culture has
written a little book giving in
detail all about corn. This book
is worth many dollars to every
farmer , but it can be bought for
25c per copy. Step into my
business house in Broken Bow
and ask for one.
WH.T.IS CADWKI.T , .
33-2t Sect'y B. B. Cora. Club.
The social given by the Christ
ian Endeavor society of the
Christian church last Friday
night was a success in every
particular. Our excellent liter
ary and musical program waa
rendered to the delight of those
present. Afier light refresh
ments were served a good social
time was indulged in.
Our Toile-Duuord Ginghams
at 12 ! c is the talk of all the
ladies at the Domestic Science
school. Buy the new stuff and
standard make. It costs you no
more than plunder and gives
better satisfaction. Kiffin Lucke
Fred W. Harris and Harve
Springuian , of Ansley , came up
Tuesday on business. While in
town Fred called and renewed
his subscription to The Republi
can for another year.
Carpenters are busy this week
on W. II. O'Rourke's new feed
store. The building is located
in the center of the site vacated
by the Bruce Lumber Co. , facing
Misses Nellie Amsberry and
Eva Weimer , of Mason City ,
are attending the school of do
mestic science here this week.
Have you seen our new Spring
shoes for men. The Harlow.
Take a look. Kiffin-Lucke Co.
L. H. Shumate , of Kearney ,
transacted business here the first
of the week ,
See our new Ruahings on sale
Saturday at 19c per yard , Kiffin-
Luke Co ,
FARMERS AND WIVES OWN THE TOWN
The Ctistcr County School of Agriculture and Domestic Science
Creates Considerable Interest for Those Who Attend.
School of Agriculture.
The iuitial session of the Cus-
tcr County School of Agriculture
and Domestic Science opened at
the opera house Monday morning1
The forenoon session waa devot
ed to organization and detail
The time from 1:30 : to 4:30 : in
the Dairy department Profs. C.
W. Mellick and J. W. Dawson
gave a practical demonstration
of milk and cream testing , using
the milk from five cows. The
cows arc milked night and morn
ing , the milk weighed and a
record of weight and testa kept ,
thus making the demonstration
practical in every sense.
In the agricultural department
the same time was taken by Prof.
A , E. Nelson with a lecture on
the Examination of Types of
Corn. This , too , was practical.
The Prof , used the many differ
ent types of corn to illustrate
his lec ure.
Monday night the session was
of a social nature. A few short
speeches of welcome were made ,
vocal and. instrumental music
indulged in and a general "get
ting acquainted-time" had.
Tuesday morning tbo class
listened to a lecture by Prof. A.
E. Nelson on The Methods of
Growing , Selecting and Caring
for Seed Corn. The lecture was
of much interest and profit to the
A lecture on Milk and Milk
Secretions by Prof. Melick was
the subject in the Dairy depart
ment and evoked considerable
The afternoon in the Agricul
tural department was devoted to
corn scoring , and in the Dairy
department to the question of
judging dairy stock.
Tuesqav night State Superin
tendent Biihop lectured ou the
"Relationship of Agriculture to
the Schools. " His lecture was
interesting and instructive and
was attentively listened to by
his large audience. The even
ing's entertainment was enliven
ed with music , both vocal and
The session Wednesday fore
noon was taken up with Prof.
Nelson's lecture on "Soil Prob
lems Involved in Corn Culture"
and Prof. Melick's lecture "The
Dairy Cow. " Both lectures were
interesting and instructive.
In the afternoon the program
consisted of judging dairy stock
and practice of scoring local
varieties of corn.
In the evening Prof. II. R.
Smith , superiuteudend of animal
husbandry at the state agricul-
John Hale , Ansley 29
Jessie Mabel Kim ball , Auuley >
Prank O. Gunler , Arnold 21
Mildred A. Spain. Broken now so
Jeremiah Tapper , Uuda 2 *
Lillian McOlnu , Auseluio W
porter E. Johnson , Callaway * !
Elva Whaley , Callaway 19
William J Molt , Oconto 2 *
Hulda Weeks , Oconto 1
Joseph c. Wright , BroVen How 22
Lena Porter , itroken uott 19
Charles dutherle. Dunning 35
UUir P. Keller. Dunning 37
CharlfH CHlan , I.oJi 2
T.lla pllf , Oconlo
Harry K. Ailibaugh-Anselmo 21
Clara A Hunt , Auseluio 23
Charles Williams , Hroken 11 ow 13
Addle Uendrtcku , Broken llow 19
The last five coup'es were
married by the county judge.
( j per cent mpne y for Farm
Loans-no commission optional
payment. James Ledwich.
T. M. Byera , of Lillian , was
in town Tuesday and made this
office a pleasant call.
Some new dress good that just
came in yesterday at Kiffiu-
I-iiicke Co ,
tural school , lectured on "Meat
Production , " and made his talk
very interesting. Mr. Smith
undertook to show the reason for
present high price of meat. Hi"
belief being that underproduction
was the cause. Some of his
hearers might take issue with
the professor but they will have
to admit that he made a good
Tonight lion. "Ed. " P. Brown ,
of Lancaster county , , or Gov.
Shallcubcrgcr will be the
Tomorrow night Prof. A. L.
Haecker , of the University of
Nebraska , will lecture on the
subject , "Does Dairying Pay in
Nebraska ? " Prof. Melick will
also deliver an illustrated lecture
on "Sanitation in Care of Milk
and Modifying Milk for Infants. "
School of Domestic Science.
The Domestic Science Depart
ment under the instruction of
Miss Rowen , Mrs. Blair and Miss
Sabin , is a whirlwind of success.
Ninty-eight ladhs are enrolled
as members , beside seventy-five
high school girls and about one
hundred girls from the ( Hh , 7th
and 8th grades. The girls are
only pres'ent at the afternoon
sessions , but their interest is
even greater than that of the old
er members. Last night at 6:30 :
the Domestic Science Club gave
' Farm Club.
a supper to the Boys'
A large number were present
and the boys were unanimous in
the verdict that the girls know
something about cooking and
serving a meal ,
The Domestic Science Department -
ment will entertain the members
and the officers and instructors
at a tea ' this afternoon at
Die Tanners Institute.
The program for the Farmers
Institute is a good one and it
will pay every farmer in the
country to attend. The speakers
are all practical men in their
line , and have given their subjects
a practical study. The corn
judging contest will be conducted
by Prof. Nelson , who is authority
on the question. C. C. Marshall ,
secretary of the state horticul
tural society , will speak on the
subject , "Relation of Horticul
ture to the. Farm. " Prof. John
Bower , of Lincoln , will speak
on the "Opportunities of Dairy
ing in Nebraska , Prot. Bower
will also conduct a dairy cows
judging contest by members of
the class. Other matters of agri
cultural interest will probadly
A Family Reunion.
Bert Johnson and wife , of
Minden , who have been here the
past two weeks visiting their
sons , A. P. , J. W. , Ben and Ed. ,
left for home this morning.
This is the first time all of the
boys and their parents have been
together since 189-1. They visit
ed the photographer and had a
family group taken embracing
the parents , children and grand
children , twenty in number. Mr.
Johnson and wife are Kearney
county pioneers and have raised
a family of boys of which they
are justly proud.
Mrs. Tom Allen and daughter ,
of Brewster , were in Broken Bow
Tuesday between trains. They
were on their way to Iowa on a.
Mr. and Mrs. Joy Thorpe and
son , of Mason City , are visiting
his parents this week.
Kindling and Nigger , Head
lump coal , etc. , at Dierks' Lum
ber & Coal Co ,