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7OL , XXVIII BROKEN BOW , OUSTER COUNTY NEBRASKA , THURSDAY , MARCH , 17 , 1910 NO. 41.
The Citizens Mass Convention
was called to order Monday night
at 8 o'clock by Alpha Morgan.
Mr. Morgan was elected chair
man and E. R. Purcell secretary.
On Motion the following com
mittees were appointed by the
Resolutions D. M. Amsberry ,
S. P. Great , T. W. Bass , A. M.
Snyder , J. R. Dean.
Order of Bnsnness N. E. Arm
strong , W. A. George , D. C.
A Citizens Committee consist
ing of four members , viz : A.
Morgan , E. R. Purcell , Chas.
Sheppard and C. T. Orr , was
elected. This committee was by
motion authorized to fill any
vacancies that might occur , and
empowered to call the citizens
caucus next year.
While the committees on reso
lutions and order of business were
out speeches were made by a
The committee on order ot
business submitted the following
report which was on motion
adopted : To make temporary
orgpnixaiion permanent. Report
c tumitvec on re4"
Nomination ol ui.v' "
rjaurer , city ngitie * i pohc *
judge and councilman.
The committee oil r > '
su'amtUd ' the following : '
( See resolutions elsewhere. )
Ir was moved and seconded to
adopt the resolutions as read. I
was moved to amend by striking
out section 2 of the report. A
motion then prevailed that the
amendment'be laid on the table ,
and the original motion carried
adopting the resolutions as re
ported by the committee.
Nominations for mayor were
then called for and the names of
D. R. Rockwell and Ras Ander
son were presented. On motion
nominations were closed.
' 1 he question of submitting
more than one nominee for each
office to bf void on at ihe ci \
election wa * thei. di-cu-Md
length aud suverul nm > > s < ird
amendments were madf. A int.-
tion finally prevailed thai whir-
there are more than two candi
dates for the same office , the two
receiving the highest number of
votes be declared the nominees
and be placed on the official
ballot at the city election.
Theie being no more than two
candidates for any cilice , except
councilmen , the following were
placed in nomination and were
on motion declared the nominees
of the convention :
Clerk R. D Pickett , B. C.
Treasurer Ray Kuns , E. C.
City Engineer A , J. Van-
Police Judge H. J. Shinn , R.
G. Moore. -
The various wards then went
into caucus and after making
nominations , reported the follow
ing candidates , which were on
motion confirmed by a vote of the
Councilman 1st ward E. F.
McClure , J. M. Fodge.
Councilman 2nd ward D. C.
Konkel , Jos. Baiscb.
Councilman 3rd vrard T. W.
Bass , Jas. Ledwich.
On motion the convention ad
E. R. Purcell , Sec'y-
1. We , the citizens of Broken
Bow , in caucus assembled , heart
ily congratulate Mayor D. R.
Rockwell , the city council and
the other city officials for the
efficient and careful manner * n
which the affairs of the city
have been administered during
the last year.
2. We congratulate the ad
ministration in that it has suc
cessfully provided for the install
ment * of an electric lighting
plant in the near future , under
tbk. lenubol the tratu bise grant
ed , to be adtquate for every pur-
desired by our citizens and
it.fi a1rtiison on ? as any
oibi.i 0113 oi its size in the state
been able to secure.
3 We congratulate the ad
ministration , not only for carry
ing out the withes of the caucus
of 1909 in providing for the
establishment of a light plant
but also for the passage of an
ordinance as expressed 'In Uie *
resolutions of the same caucus ,
providing for and establishing a
fire limit tor the city.
4. We most cheerfully and
heartily commend the adminis
tration for the excellent improve
ments made within the citv
limits , such as grading the park *
trimming thitn > s , i ut n < y i
lunm'g , LX'tnd'Htf hi % sii.i
lain- , i h- . } 'iiy i i i' in
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10 Hit ct nv itu n i-1' " 1 > ' \ > ' p' '
and i tii. ib a i i "
5. We recommend the OM-
tinuance of the work of improve
ment as rapidly as our means
will permit and especially sug
gest the continued extension of
water mains with fire protection
that the limits of the city may
be enlarged and other territory
be added to the city as speedily
6 Since it is evident that an
adequate seworaL'p S' tm wou'd '
con iit > .i i m it n ih < con
venience 01 our people , guard
Is nearly over as is also the season
when all kinds of fish are to be
had. Note the following prices. ft
Herring-Blind Robin brand
per box 250
Mackernl-the richest fish on
the market , each loc
Red Salmon in brine , per Ib 150
Smoked Chinook Salmon
Bloaters , each sc - 6 for 250
Codfish in bricks , each loc
Red Salmon in cans , each 15-20-25 K
Sardines in oil , each 50 6 for 250
Sardines in mustard , each S
loc , 3 for 250
Star Lobsters in cans soc - joe J ,
Pickled Shrimpi , each 150-2 for 25 J
Shredded codfish in cans , j !
each loc J
We have a full line of Feed ,
Baled Hay , Corn , Oats , Wheat ,
etc. , at market prices. - : -
WE BUY , TEST and PAY SPOT CASH for CREAM. '
The Eagle Grocery Store , j
The Square Deal Store Phone 58
Cx > 5 < XXXXXX > 5OC/.XiOOCOOOyjOCGOCOOCCOCOO < > C
agaiust diseases aud epidemics
aud add greatly to the sanitary
conditions of the city , we recom
mend that the mayor and city
council take up the question aud
provide as soon as possible for
such a system.
7 Since the postoffice receipts
have reached the amount re
quired to entitle usxa free delivery
we recommcd that the mayor and
city council adopt some plan by
which the buildings may be num
bered and the streets named.
8. It was declared in the reso
lutions a year ago that the ques
tion of pool and billiard halls and
bowling alleys be left to the city
authorities ; we recommend that
billiard and pool hall ordinance
be strictly enforced , and that no
children of school age or attend
ants of school age be allowed to
enter or remain in such halls.
9. We endorse the action
taken by the city council and
commercial club to stcure means
to erect a city hall and fire de
10. After an experience of
more than ten years as a non-
saloon city , during which time
our population has doubled and
property values have gone far
beyond expectations , we express
ourselves satisfied with this con
dition and pledge the nominees
of this convention against the
issuance of saloon licenses and
druggists' permits , and to use
the most stringent methods to
wipe out the use of all intoxi-
BROKCN BOW HIGfft SCHOOL
Will Bo Held In The
North Side Opera House , March 22
- Contestants will be chosen in this
contest i-o rppepont Bokt'ii row
in the ) ri-.t D'linn t rv r < n-
test < ' ' i H IT * , pr 1
O G R A M
i'lie Men outh i'aul Cuveuci
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Hollis King
The Stare of Itelaud Paul Dean
Intervention for Cuban Independence Wayne Soper
"The Coriscan" Olive Osborne
"Nydia the Blind Girl of Pompeii" Rita Sweeney
Piano Solo Louise Ledwich
"The Soul of the Violin" Lucy Jeffords
"How the La Rue Stakes Were Lost" lone Russom
Piano Solo Louise Ledwich
"A Tr lley Ri'e" Elsie Diet/
"Fishing" , . . . < 1 M Ta\lor
"Bujing A Feller" Violet I arsen
Violin Solo Leah Squires
Admission 25c. No reserved seats.
cants and prosecute to the limit
the bootlegger wnereever found
and to that end we recommend
that the question of licensing the
sale of intoxicating liquors of
any kind be not submitted to a
D. M Amsberry ,
T. W. Bass ,
A. M.Snyder ,
S. P. Great ,
J. R Dean.
We can show you the best line
of raens work shoes in the city.
Edwin Cooper of Seneca was
in the city Monday making proof
on his > homestead Vern and
Georgana Edcltnan were his
James A. Smith of Pardim
was in the city Monday looking
after business at the U. S. land
E. F. BURNHAAl DEAD.
One of Custcr Countys Pioneers Sue-
combs After Brave Fight.
Edwin F. Burnham was born
in Warrensburg , N. Y. March
20th 1826 died in Broken Bow
March 13th 1910 aged 83 years.
He was married in Saratoga N.
Y. 1849 to Miss Mary White and
went to Green Bay Wis. 1858.
His wife died March 22nd 1876 ,
To this union was born three
children one son and two daugh
ter. Ida King died Oct. 16th
1904. Alice Ward died Feb. 17th
1906. His son Sanford of Nee-
mah Wis brother Charles of
Washington D. C. and five
grandchildren survive him , Ora
Sutton of Menasha Wis. Edna
Burnham of Appleton Wis.
Harvey Ward , New Castle , Gal.
and Horace B. King of Idaho
Springs Colorado. July 3rd
1887 he was married to Miss
Olive Bentley , of Galesburg , 111.
who died July 20th 1891.
In Nov. 1891 he came to Brok
en Bow Neb. and made his home
with his daughter Ida.
Grandpa Buruham was of sym
pathetic tendencies with a mind
and heart that went out to suf
fering humanity. One of his
beautiful traits was his love for
and kindness to children often
meeting little children on the
streets and showing his love by
giving them little tokens of
friendship. He ever had a word
of kindness and gpod will to all
whom he met and all whom ho
The deceased was universally
respected by all who knew him.
He was every bodys friend.
The funeral services were con
ducted in the Baptist church
Tuesday afternoon March 15th
at 2:30 : by Rev. A. T. Norwood.
The fine floral wreaths with
which his casket was adornet
and the large attendence at the
church' testified the esteem in
which he was held by his neigh
Dr. Spivey of Lincoln Neb. and
a graduate of Ann Harbor Mich
igan medical school has decided
to locate in this place. Thc
Doctor is a graduate of Wesleyan
University of Lincoln and has
been practicing in Missouri
BROKEN BOW MAN HELD
FOR INSANITY WALKING MINT
W. A. Lcscrvc , Arrested at Lovcland ,
Colo. , Found to Have Large
Sum of Money.
Fort Collins , Colo. , March 13.
Brought from Lovcland to he
examined as to his insanity , W.
A. Lcscrvc , 70 years old when
searched by thc sheriff , was
found to be a veritable walking
mint. A belt fastened about his
waist held nearly $6000. Five
hundred was in $20 in gold
pieces , thc test in greenbacks.
He had carried thc money so
long that thc gold had worn
holes through thc leather belt.
The greenbacks were musty.
Lcserve is a war veteran and
member of the Grand Army of
the Republic. He had no faith
in banks. He located in Love-
laud about six weeks ago , mar
ried Mrs Russell , bought a house
and paid 12,000 in cash out o !
his pocket. He came from Brok
en Bow , Neb. He was injured
on the head recently and this
affected his brain.
The above reference to Col.
Lcserve recalls the fact that when
he was loading his goods here a
short time ago for shipment to
Loveland he received an injury
about the head which consider-
ablv disfigured one of his eyes
but no one thought it was at
all serious. It is to be hoped
that his insanity will prove only
Mr. Leservc sold his farm near
Westerville two or three years
ago and moved to Broken Bow
where he bought property , after
marrying Mrs. Russell in 'Col
orado last tall they sold their
home and went to Colorado.
Peter Beck of Georgetown left
last Thursday night on No 41
for Eureka Mon. where he has
purchased a farm within a mile
of town for $25 an acre He in-
uS I UJU'l.y .Kid OI1U .1(11 ( .ij. !
ur best citizens and it is with
egret his many friends see him
cave. The RKPUBICAN wishes
him prosperity in his new home.
Boys and Girls Club.
State Supt. Bishop has been
arranging with Supt. Lewis for
he organization of a County
Boys' and Girls' Club in Custer
Custer is a banner county in
be behind other eastern counties
in this new movement for thc
betterment of its boys and girls.
The plan is briefly as follows :
All boys and girls who are in
terested in agriculture and do
mestic science are to meet at
Hroken Bow , April llth. Prof-
Nelson of thc State University ,
who did such good work during
the School of Agriculture here in
December , will be here again on
this date and explain to the boys
present , the plan for conducting
some contests this summer in
corn growing potato growing.
For the girls there will be con *
tests in cooking , sewing aud
fruit canning. In addition to
prizes offered by the state , thc
County Agricultural Association
will also offer prizes.
Any boy or girl from ten to
twenty-one years of age , WHETH
ER m SCHOOL OR NOT will be elig
ible. Watch the papers for fur
ther < inuuunu.mems.
Christian Church 2. 0. Coward , Pastor.
Thc pastor of thc Christian
church will deliver the third dis
course of thc scries on , "Thc
Church of Christ" next Sunday
morning at 11:00 : a. m. His even
ingon , "Why Must Christ sermon
Die ? " will be the first of an even
ing series on , "Easter Thoughts"
The Sunday School 10:00 : a. m ;
Christian Endeavor servicua
at * ' 30 p. m.
M. E. Church. R. II. Thompson , Pastor
Sunday School 10:00- . .m ;
morning sermon 11:00 : a. m ; Jun
ior league 2:30 : p. m ; Epworth
league 6:30 : p. m ; evening sermon
7:30 : p. m ; E. L. Mission Study
Class , Wednesday 7:30 : prayer
meeting Thursday 7:30 : p. m.
Come and worship with us you
will be a stranger in the church
chv r > ' 7:30 :
p. m ; Agoga class Tuesday 7:30 :
p. m ; prayer meeting Wednesday
7:30 : p m ; Amoma class first and
third Saturday of each month
7:30 : p. m.
U. B. Church -S. M. Zike , Pastor
Sunday school 10:00 a. m ;
preaching 11:00 : a. m. subject
"Present Trials and Future
Glory. " Junior C E 3 p m ;
prc-acniny at 7:30 : \ \ tnp '
lialcil H.iy i r in
5'ic I . ' 5
per Dale Pule i und I'MM
Phone No 5
A Dainty stuffed Olive , assort
ed , per bottle 15k 35
Karao Golden can Pumpkin
In 3 Ib cans J ust delicious , 3 cans
Spanish Red Pepper , Its hot , per
Illue Derrles , cans chocic full of
fruit , line for plea , 2. cana for 38
Chick Food for little Chickens 30 cents a sack.
Oyster Shell $1.25 a hundred.
Poultry Panacea , keeps poultry healthy .25 & .60
Texas Stock Dip Oil only .20 a gallon.
GFreat For Hogs.
Shorts TRADE Corn Chop
per Hundred 1.45 PORE OLD CIDER VINEGAR per hundred