Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921, August 04, 1910, Image 1
< t btate Historical Society " A Sl& A * JJ" % Y f ' uster ( Eountp IRepubltcan YOL. XXIX BROKEN BOW , OUSTER COUNTY , NEBRASKA , THURSDAY , AUGUST 4 , 1910 NO. 9. E man or boy with n few JL dollars to put into a real watch wants to learn about the EXCELSIOR how it is a fine watcli at a popular price. EXCELSIOR ii-aizc extra-thin is the only practical thin model at anything'like the price. $4.50 tO $11.DO. Ask us for the EXCELSIOR WATCH. Correct Facts Concerning Omar Glen Mcckcrs Death. On account of the erroneous publications which have appear ed in various papers it has been though best to publish the facts of this sad affair as it really was. On Monday morning1 July 25 , 1910 , several of the boys who had been at work with the thrash ing outfit were amusing them selves at riding and various other sports , when some one of the number suggested going swim ming ; the rest of the boys assent ed and the group were soon on their way to the swimming pool. . Omar Glen Meeker was a , young man 19 years of age and -weighed about 170 Ibs. He had perfect physique and was an athlete - lete of rare ability but could not swim at all. On arrival at the swimming place on the Ross Taylor farm two miles north west of Berwyn , the boys immediatly prepared to go in swimming. Glen put on a life preserver and went out into deep water. He found it very easy to swim with the preserver to aid him and after practising for a while took off the preserver to let some of the other boys take it. He thinking that the prac tise , which he had with the life preserver had shown him how to swim tried to do so and went out where the water was too - - deep and went down. He came I up atrangled and went down again , as he came up again only the top of his head came aboie the water and the boys using all their efforts could not save him. .There were only two of the boys who could swim and only one of them could dive and he could not dive deep enough to reach Glen. He went down .a few minutes before one o'clock and it was after two before he was brought out. lie was in the water about one hour and twenty miutes. Soon after he went down Dr. Willis Talbot was summoned Broken Bow and was at the water r - some titne before the body was recovered he worked faithfully for something over an hour before he gave out that there was no hope. The body was removed to the Meeker home two and one half miles north east of Bervvyu , where it was prepared for burial by Undertaker L. E. Cole of this city. The funeral services conducted by Rev. R. Bellis of Berwyu was held at the Meeker home and was largely attended by neigh bors and friends from miles around. Berwyn Camp No. 6314 Modern Woodman of America , of which he was a member , attend ed the services in. a body. Inter ment was made at Lee Park ucmeiary. The community will feel for sometime to come the loss of this valuable young man and we join in extending our sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Meeker and their bereavement and 'the sad loss of their son and brother. Card of Thanks We wish in this way to express our heartfelt thanks to our neigh bors and tricnds and to Berwyn Camp 314 , M. W. of A. for their sympathy and many kindnesses shown us in the death and burul of our beloved sou and brother Glen. Glen.Mr. Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Meeker , and family. Barn Blown Down. The new barn of C. S. Martin which he was building on his farm three miles south of the city was blown down during the rain and wind storm Tuesday evening. - < Jaw Bom * ' Broken. George Scott sustained a se vere injury of the right side of his face last Thursday afternoon by being kicked by a horse. His His jaw bone was broken , the fracture extending nearly the entire length of his Jaw. The fracture being irregular made it difficult to set. At this writing the injury is doing as well as possible under the circumstances and indications are favorable for a speedy recovery. Mr. Rudie Ilosek of Ravnuna was the city Sunday visiting a friend. Dr. Barnes , the eyesight spe cialist of Omaha will again visit Broken Bow and will be at the Grand Central Hotel on Friday August 19th. All patients will be examined free. Regular visits have been made for the last ten or twelve years. Call as early as convenient and don't forget the date. ! f i ! is in k grocery Line The Best Flour. English and Holland Wafers. The Advo , Holiday J. M. and Nebra brands of cannded goods Barrington Hall , Vigora , Ak- Sar-Ben , Blue Ribbon , Ah-Ha- Mo , J. M. 1846 , Crown and Breakfast Delight Coffees. J- N. PEALE Phone 161 THE GROCER Pl.on = 180 Agent for De Laval Separators Cream Station Communication from tnc Alayor. ! TO TUK CITIZHNS OP BROKHN now. I want to call the attention of every citizens of Broken Bow to he election next Tuesday. There seems to be some misunder standing in regard to the-City j lall Bonds , Some people think j we contemplate building a fif-1 ecu thormml dollar City Hal' ' , I while the faus ar - that if tin. ' 3ouds carry we contemplate building a City Jail and a fire ( lepartuient and equip them which will cost two thirds of the- , fifteen thousand , As you know * we have no jail now either City ! or County and we will have to build one independent if thej 3omls fail to carry , and v/e havef au up to date ( ire department or i equipment. If we should have a. fire of any consequence , as you will notice in the past , it is hard for the boys to cope with it , as they hayc no up to date equip ment to fight with , and it seems to me that a question that should interest every citizen is a good fire equipment. Right here , 1 hejir some one say it will increase ! niv taxes. Let any man who has i iVIU schedule , sit down and figure two mills on the dollar and you won't miss it far. We will suppose your assessed valuation is one thousand dollars , there arc more that will go below that than there are above , and two mills on the dollar would make your taxes two dollars more and and I would like to see the mar in Broken" Bow , who would not be willing to pay $2 a year to see a good building in place of the old City Hall on the corner , I also want to call your atten tion to the eight thousand dollar bonds for the extension of the water mains in all parts of the City where they havey * good fire protection and to the outskirts of the city limits so we can inviti tUe people to come in who are on the outside and getting the benefit of the city without help ing to pay the city taxes and who are willing to come in as soon as- wc show them we can take care ot them , and give them water ami fire protection. Now let every man who the interest of a better Broken Bov. at heart make a special cffor' next Tuesday , and get out anc' vote for City Hall , Fire Depart nient and equipment , City Jaii and Water Main extension ami with the thirty five thousand dollar school building DOW uude construction we will have a Citj to be'proud of. of.D. D. R. Rockwell , Mayor. Old Settlers .Meet. . The meeting of the old settlers Wednesday in this city was largely attend and good times eujoyed. It was a pleasure to the pioneers neers of 2o to 30 years ago to meet "on a common level and re count the days of yore. The friendly hand shaking and pleaseut smiles with which they greeted told of the occassiou. The program as printed was practically carried out. The only omission we observed was the recitation by Miss Larson who failed to respond to the call of her name. The place was admirably filled with a poem by Mrs. C. L. Guttcrson , The address of Judge Grimes of North Platte , who was a prac- tonecr at the bar in the early days of Custer county was both able and interesting. It not only commanded the attention o.f the audience but was frequently applauded. The officers elected for the cusumingyear are : ; President C. H. Jeffords , 1st. vice president , W. II , Comstock , 2nd. , vice president II. B. Schner- inger , secretary E. R. Purccll , Treasurer I. A. Rcueau , His torian Mrs. C. I. . Gutterson. | The foot races , by the boys aiid girls , the "tug of war" and penny shower furnished amuse ment for the little folks that a host of them enjoyed. ' The winners of the prizes were : Foot races. For girls under 12 Helen Bishop first and Mary McCand- less and Bernice Rush tied for second. For boys under 12 Paul Marks first Clifford McCortnack second. For scttl. r * of the 80's J. Mattox fu-s Joseph Haefelc second. For snlMiT of 90-3 W. Guthrie first , V , . ' .V Polls second. Boys under 6 Warren Clay first , Harry Preston second. Girls under 6 Thelma Kiuiball first , Ruth Kennedy second. In the tug of war between settlers of 80's and 90's the latter , won. I Upon ihe whole the occasion was a success , The unfavorable feature was the lack of a com fortable place of meeting. It V.MS held in the old court house yard which did not furnish space enough to accomadate the crowd. It is to be hoped that before an other similiar meeting is had the city park will be in condition to occupy. . i 1 Edna Wright entertained visitors from Ravenna Sunday. Chaut auqua. You nre cordially invited to make tliis store your headquarters while nt- temling Chautairiun. You may lea\ > your parcels or wraps with us for safekeeping. Remember we are ah > ays on haud with dainties for a cold I lunch. Cooked Corn Heef in bulk 250 per pound Veal Loaf I5C per can Ham Lonf 150 per can VanCamp's Pork and Beans in all si/.es loc , 150 and aoc Mustard Sardines in loc and 150 cans Sugar Butler 300 per pail Imperial Peanut Butter 150 and 300 per bottle Barrel of Ginger Snaps 250 each Lemon Crackers in loc packages A fine line of cookies Call on us for all kinds of Bakery Goods. WE BUY , TEST and PAY SPOT CASH for CREAM. Ice For Sale in Small Quantities at The Eagle Grocery Store. The Square Doat Store Phone 58 SOUTH OMAHA LIVE STOCk MARKUP. Special Report. South Omaha , Nebr. , Aug. 3. Cattle 19,900 for three days with a good brisk market. No corn feds Monday but quite a few yesterday and today , top $7.45 with good grades higher ( $ $6.00 to $6.75 but common wanned up cattle slow at $4.75 to $5.75. Grass cowu in good demand at $3.25 to $4,00. Choice will bring more. Wet cows thin , that have uckled calves numerous at ? 2.60 o $300. General run of calves $4.50 to $6 50 with a real good veal 50c higher , With present uu of cattle , prices should re main strong. Demand for feeders continues ; S5 65 , $5.60 and $5.50 having been paid for fleshy cattle of 1200 to 1250 Ibs. 1000 to 1100 Ibs. steers arc bringing $4 75 to $5.00 and 'earlings and two year olds of 550 to 850 Ibs. , 13.60 to $4,25. Packers arc active bidders on all leshy feeder cattle so that this class can be expected to continue quite prominent , ' Hogs 24,200 and in three days. After breaking 80c they streng thened a little yesterday and are 15c higher today , bulk $7.55 to $8 00 , top 18.20. Looks like the accumulated surplus has been cleaned up and a little further improvement should be in order , still general opinion is that it will only be temporary and the market eventually work lower. Sheep 44,000 in three days , Market active with some sales in Feeders looking a little lower. Fat lambs broke 50c last week but since held steady at the decline. Other prices about the same as given in last week's letter. Look for a continued liberal run and little change for a while at least , Yours very truly , National Live Stock Com , , Co , Mrs. W. O. Chapman who has been visiting Judge Reese her father , and her two sisters Mrs. Robertson and Mrs. McCornas left for her home in Chicago Fri day. Miss Pearl Ilolcomb returned to her home near Milburu Friday evening. She was accompanied by Miss Nclla Ilolcomb who will visit at their place for a short time. Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Wagoner accotnpamied by Mr. and Mrs. I. J. ilolby went to Merna Satur day evening and Sunday evening they went to the ranch of W. L. Gaston near Anseltno. Sweet and sour I'lckles per dox.u.lOc 1 Hottle IMcklus each 35c llottle Olives each loc , I5c , 35c and 45c Stuffed Olives each 33c Ulpe Olives each Me VanCamp's I'ork and lieana 10,15,20c Vancamps Prepared Spaghetti a for 2Sc * Kamo Salmon Lunch size ilic x 1'otted Chicken 20c I'ottcd Ham Sc and i5c Cove oysters lOc and SOc Summer SAUsagc per pound SOc Minced Ham per pound ISc / llcrlln Special . ' SOc naked Veal I < oaf per pound SOc I THATOHBR 80NQ RECITAL , t . A Young Man With a Big Reputation , Burton Thatcher is a younjr man , a very young man. Ho irfta born some thing over twenty years ago In Ten nessee and bcforo ho or his parents realized'It ho was studying music. At the ago of seventeen ho went to Ohl- cntro and devoted h'lmaolf to special volco training under the masters of two continents , Ho has suns loading bnrltono parts In grand opera companies , has helped the Kathorlno Hldgrwny company to aclitovo Its deserved reputation , and during eight months of last year ho filled solo engagements and gave re citals In thirty-threo states , The greatest critics pronounce him a prod- Jgy. His fRtnd Is growing and this season ho IB traveling Independent ( or the first tlmo. Mr. Thatcher gives a' Chautauqua audience a delightful hour's entertain' nient. It Is a lecture-recital , but this should not ho Interpreted to mean n dull dcsertatlon on the theory of vocal music. The classics are discussed and snatches arc sung from the celebrated operas. Folk songs are explained as to birth and history , and no ono can sing thorn bettor than Thatcher. Un- llko many master musicians , he enJoys - Joys , the catchy , rollicking popular airs of the day , and ho has a ropor- tolr that is almost beyond conception. The nmnagamont llkos Thatcher ; everybody who knows him llkoo Thatcher , anff you will llko Thatcher. Just bocaueo lie is a mualoal genius it docs not argue that ho Is not a clever follow to moot and a whole soulod companion. Miss Mary Wilson Cook Is the ac- cQmpllBhed accompanist with the Thatcher company and you will llko her too. Wo nro to have the real plcturo plays produced by Mr. Alb'ert Arm strong. These are new to the Ctoau- tauqua world. Armstrong got his pic- turca for "Lorna Doon" in tfio Doono valley wlraro the original drama was enacted. His programs are marrel * at beauty. _ _ j Mrs. E. Skinner and children who have been in Lincoln with Mrs. skinner's sister for the past week returned home this morn ing1. Mrs. Skinner reports that her sister is much better and is improving- rapidly since her recent operation for appendicitis. While Miss Helen Holcomb was assisting- with the prepar ation for dinner last Tuesday she accidcntly dropped the tea kettle splashing the boiling water on her left side and also on her arm and face. The burns while very painful at the time are not deep. She is alright again only a few blisters remaining. < l-Jlllll'l. ! ! ! Mlllfllli , . . Golden Ornngondo 35c Per Gallon. f Pure and Healthy Food Products A Few Warm Weather Suggestions. . . . IS. Maple sugar uutter aoc if Kamo preserves . .SOc Heinz Preserves 2Se " ' Heinz Apple Huttef 4fc I tens fresh crisp crackers nothing u , better , packages 5c , lOc , I5c and..2Sc Graham wafcrupcr box lOc Oatmeal Wafers per box lOc Afternoon Tea Dlscult per bos loc perfctto Sugar wafers per box ,10c and 2Sc Vcronliiuc per box lOc and 25c & Phlloplna 23c & . ' Clover r eaf sugar wafers pert In box i 15C Itulk Cookies per pound l5c and.20c fiU Fresli Fruits and Vegetables Arrive Daily Leave Your Orders With Us. TUADK PUHE OLD CIDEK VINEGAR UAUK I < l i i "yJKp" " ' " l ' " " ' ! SVJ'l'pll ' ! Pl' ' ! ] l'l ' luvi' '