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For Judge of tlio Supreme Court ,
fc s1 * Of Lincoln
U. U , .McOILTON ,
Dii. W i. U. ELY ,
For Oa gre s ,
M. 1 * . K1NKAII ) ,
Judicial t luuct ,
For Judge of mu Judicial UUUlct ,
K. U , 1IA11EU ,
For County Treasurer ,
For Sheriff , " '
Copt. V. 0. TALI10TT.
For Coucty Clerk ,
, JAMKB CHITTIOK.
For Olor'k'of blat. t'6urt ,
Lieut. II. F. KKNNKUY.
For CoUnty Judge ,
J. A. AUMOUlt.
y For County Superintendent ,
J. U. TAGQAUT.
' . H For'County ' Sort ayer ;
F. u. VAMAMTWBHP.
For County Coroner ,
1 Dr. II. K. DAV1ES.
HupvrvlHor ' .Vlclcct.
For Supervisor 2d Dlstrlbt ,
. . HAS ANDKI180N.
for Supervisor 4th District.
J , V. HltKUUDUHh ,
For BuperrlBor ot Ctli Ulutrlct.
J. F. FOXWOlVfllT ,
W. W. COWLISS.
J. M. KIMIIKKLINQ.
Jnitlcoi of the Peace ,
J. J. SNYDKU.
IlOAil Overseen ,
Dlst.No. 1.CIIA8. DAVIS.
Dlflt .No. 8 , J. U. JiENOYKR ,
Diet. No. it. JUI1N 110YCK.
DM. No , 4 , 1. N I'KKSIIALL.
Diet. No. B.F.1I. AKT11UH.
Diet. No. 0 , G. K CADW11L.L.
Diet. No.J , 0. T. WHIO11T.
For Justices of the Peace.
EMIL Q'SUHWIND ,
L. J. ( .ANDY.
For AeecBsor ,
tj W. U OSUOHNK , 811.
tjI For Conitablot ,
L. K. COiK.
I W. U. FAltKUIl.
VOTE I'Oll THEM.
"WE 1IAVE NOT ONE WOKt )
TO HAY' AGAlN r OLAillS
TALfeOT OK llOKAOE KEN-
NEb-t. BOIH ARE NICE
YOUNGtttEN , AN1)NO DOUBT ,
KENTDE'HED VALIANT SEll- '
VICES AS SOLDIERS BOTH IN
THE WAR AOAINST SPAIN
AND THE PHILIPPINES. "
'f ' BEACON , Sept. 14 , ' 00.
Lot every loyal man of Ouster
county not fail < , o do hie duty on
election day by vot.ioj ; for Captain.
Talbbt for sheriff ,
V. 0. Talbot ahowed his bravery
as well aa good judgement at Ma- ,
uila , ua'irt ' lestiliod to bo his supo-
ridra In rank as well ad the' officers
and privates under him. lu every
respect ho is worthy of the office
Judge Armour is the most corn-
potent judge and the most satisfac
tory to lawyers ard litigants the
county baa ever had , and should
any one , from political reason ,
vote for his opponent , instead , it
will bo ono of the greatest mistakes
of a lifetime )
W.alter . George is not only one of
the best business men in the oounty
but is one of the most popular can
didates on either ticket , and when
the votes are'counted it will be
found that Mark Schneringer will
bo * one of the worst disappointed
republican's that over turned his
coat for office.
The time has * uome when the de
ception of the reform crowd is no
longer a secret , and to give them
their , juat duos the voters of the
county should see to it that not ono
of them is returned to the court
house this year , The lopublioan
candidates are all conipotont , and if
elected will give the people an
honest and economical govern
On the West table a few nights
ago , a trio of pop speakers called
at a house , in > the vicinity of Cliff ,
whore ; they' spoke that night , In
thejr conversation they inquriod of
thttirhoatifho thought the "smooth
faced candidate " ) would riot be up
there to steal a few votes ? " They
were politely' informed that ho did
not have'to ' bteal votes' . Oue pop
and'one doraoorato were present at
V/l ' * ' ' ' '
thft interview , who now have no
fuflbor'use if&rtuo pop candidates.
iloraoo F. Kennedy in onu of tlit
republican candidates who is nol
making any great demonstration ol
MB growing strength with the vet
orfl , hut when the voteH are counted
they will ahow that the people ol
Cufltor county can appreciate tin
worth of a soldier who does no
turn his back upon the fee , Lo
every body who believes in honor
ing a wounded soldier who full ir
the line of duty , piurced with r
mausor bullet , vote for Ilor'not
The evening wlioro the ring WHS
drafting the challenge of Fred
CummingH iu this nily , Fred protes
ted against iasuing a challenge fore
joint debate with Judge Armour.
Cummings remarked "what in hell
would I do if ho would accept'1
Ho was assured by his coacliers
that thuro was no danger as Armour
oould not leave the duties ol hu
offico. But when they proposed the
tender Armour a mibstituto to stay
in his o 111 jo , Cummings objected foi
fuar ho might accept.
Wm. Nevillu populist candidatu
for congress , and the' secretary of
the democratic committee held a
secret moetihc ; by thornsolves at
North Plaito and worn going to
take tbo steps nocssary to put Nev
ille's name on the demorcntio ticket.
Chairman Juan Boyle got onto it and
appeared in time to stop the pro
ceedings. Enough 01' his committeemen -
men were then gotten together to
force the matter , when Chairman
Boyle resigned , and Neville was
put on the ticket. A democrat
must have very little self-respect to
vote for such a shyster us Neville.
Alliance Grip ( aom ) .
Tlit' populist's claim of reducing
the county indebtedness in ono of
the thinest pleas they are making
in this campaign. For ten years
the court hdUHo has boon occupied
by pop officials. The republicans
turned over to them moro than
enough cash and credits to pay the
indubtednest at that time , but with
the largo increase of taxable property
dnoo then , they have not buen
iblo to wipe out the debt. It is
true , by borrowing from the sink
ing fund- , they are able to pay cash
for the warrants , but had the mou
sy which they have collected from
the people been judiciously handled
\ cash basis would hnvo long since
been reached without/ / having to re
sort to the questionable uolioy ot
robbing Peter'to pay Paul.
Judge M < B. Reese's Opinion of a Candi
date for Judge.
"There is nothing of which I can'
oonooivo moro unseemly , dis.
tasteful and moro. disgusting than
to BOO a candidate-for- high jud
ibial position 'to which I have boon
oalldd to aspire , running about the
ppuntry engaged in talking matches
with anyboby who would engage
With him , denouncing' a largo
portion'6f the oitizona ot the otato ,
trying to array" noighbdr against
neighbor friend aganist friend , chi
ton against citizen trying * to array
hitnelf aganist .a largo percentage
of the population of the state , him
self aganist' them' and they against
bun. I for , onq do not propose en
gaging in any such business. "
This Bounds different from the bom.
bastio challenge made by Fred
OumraingB the pop candidate for
oounty Judge. . (
It ia amusing to sou the efforts
the populist papers are making to
got political capital out of the fact
that Judge Armour lot onn Collins ,
who was imprisoned fcr gambling ,
out on a fifty dollar bail bond.
The facts are w.oll known that the
prosecuting attorney , Kirkpatriok ,
is. a pop , and that it was after CoU
Una was hold for some time in jail
at the expense of the oounty , fora
larger bond , which ho oould not
give that the court and attorney
decided it was bettor to make the
bond light and give him his freedom
rathCr than to inflict the oounty
with the expense of keeping him
several months to await the sitting
of court. It is true the bond was
not collected , but it was because
the fellow got into another
scrape at Kearney before he was
required to answer in court hero ,
and was Bent to the penitentiary ,
wher'6 he' is now serving out a
1 lie Poplist Part ? for easier County. "
Their Financial Statement Deceptive and a
Fraud A Juggling of Figures to
Mislead the Voters.
Last week both the Chief and
the Beacon published a statement
prepared by the court house ring
and pop county central commit
tee , purporting1 to be a correct
statement of the finance of the
county for the past ten years
under populist rule. The state
ment has but oue object and thai
is to influence the voters to con
tinue them in power , and with
that object in view they present
a juggling- figures with the
object of deceiving rather than
giving facts. To make their
statement appear as official they
have attached to it a part of
Treasurer Lomax's July report
which was approved and signed
by the finance committee of the
county board of supervisors. By
this little scheme they attempt
to convey to the averrge reader
that the whole statement is offi
cially authorized by Lomax and
sanctioned by the finance com
mittee of the county board.
The first appears under the
head of "Statement of the Fi
nancial Conditiin of Custer Coun
ty Jan. 1 , 1891 , viz :
Statement No. U
BTATIIIIBNT or THE HNAMOIAL CONDITION OP CUB-
TBIt CODHTT , JAN. 1,1891.
Jnnnarr lat , 1801. Whole amount of
unpaid warrants on the 1883 , 188-1 , 1885 ,
1830 , 1887 , 1888 , 1899 and 1800 funds. . . $34 , 753 W
faiiuary lat , 1691. Whole amount of
unpaid Judgments aijnlnet CunterCo. . 12.005 75
January Int , . 1891 . Whole amount of no
tnnl Indcbtcdnesi . $48,704 23
It will be remembered that the
populists were elected to office in
1889 and took charge of the
county offices Jan. 1 , 1890 , except
clerk of district court , which
office is self supporting. The
above , statement includes one
year of expense by pop. officials.
Jan. 1 , 1890 , 'W. C. Bedwell , the
out 'going treasurer , turned over
to his successor , ' D. F. Weimer ,
the following- credits an cash :
Year. Cash. Del. Tax.
882. . f . $ 01 5 14125
883 . 3700 SCOW
884 . 4641 670 3U
8 5 . 3388 66782
83 . 15545 61730
887 . 4043 1,10331
L888 . 1,16489 1,06667
880i . 77062 30,81903
iVclTOrtlelng fund , all years 508 40
Fines , all years . . 133 Oi
Sidewalk , nil years . 346 09
Ulty and Tillage , all years. . 1,437 18
"redact fund , all years . 160 15
School district fond , -all j'ta 6,007 23
School " bond fund , " 3,788 HI
Fratlonal Hem . 33
State school fund . 277 W _
Total . 517,118 5 $ u'i6Q Si
Grand total Jan. let , 1890 , . $58,408 81
Deduct from that eum the total debt of
1891 , one year later . . . . 46.704 S3
Ualanoo tocrodlt to republican party. . $11,041 53
In addition to the above "W. C.
Bedwell turned over to D. F.
Weimer. state. funds such as the
sinking fund , insanity hospital ,
reform school , ect. , to the
amount of $11,572.31.
Statement Mo. 9.
STATEMENT OP FINANCIAL CONDITION Or OUSTER
COUNTY , JANUARY 1st , 1395 ,
January 1st' , ' 1895- . Whole amount of
unpaid warrants on 1891 , .1892 , 1893 and
1894 funds . . $ .11,222 69
January lat. 1893 , Whol6 amount of
. unpaid Judgments . . 5.914 M
January 1st , .1803. Whole amount of ac
tual indebtedness . $37,131 93
From this statement we learn
that the indebtedness prior to
1891 , has been and they quote
the unpaid warrants from Jan. 1 ,
1891 , giving $37,136.93 as the
whole amount of Indebtedness
Jan. 1 , 1895. Note the tax levy
of 1890 , which amounted to over
$36,000 , has not been credited to
; he republican account , while
they are particular to charge up
the expense of 1890 to the repub
licans , which that year held the
balance of power on the county
board. Among the items of ex
pense for 1890 , which they claim
credit for having paid for the re
publican administration , in $15-
300 relief fund for drouth suffer
itatement No. 8 ,
ACCOUNT or EXTRA EXFRN8E WI1ICU THE IlEPUB-
LIOAN ADUIMBTllATION MEVKll 1IAD TO
The drouth of 1890 cost the county for
relief . $13uOO 00
Bounty for the detraction of wild am-
County jail , contracted for by the re
publican board and p Id for under the
populUt administration 1,63000
rarulturo for court honseCcontracted for
by the republican board and paid for
under the populist administration ) . . . . 2,600 00
Vault addition to court home for regis
ter of deeds 1,70000
loldlora1 Jlelltf fund 2,60000
Jipert accountant for checking np the
county records. . , 1 &QO 00
Drouth of 1891 , the amount expended by
the county 7.006 53
The total amount of extra expense paid
for under the popullit admlulitratlon $40,830 63
It will be noticed that in state
ment No. 1 , that the indebted
ness which is charged up to the
republican administration in
cludes the debts of 1890 , which
would include the the pop. offi
cers salaries and the $15,000 of
relief fund for the drouth suffer
ers. As the $15,00 had been
charged up in statement No. 1 , it
is but fair to be deducted from
No. 3. This would cut their ex
tra expenses to $31,836.53. To
offset that amount the
Tar levy of 18PO 838,000 00
Hal. of credit turned over by llcdwcll. . 11.644 ( XI
Total . . .f 17,044 00
Pop Administration Dr 16,80747
After paying for all those ex
tras the pops , would be indepted
to the republican administration
Statement No. 4.
Tlio nbovo statement plainly-shown that
when the county board bocama popu
list In January , 1891 , that the out.
standing or floating Indebtedness of
rjUBtor county was , na. Bhnwn by the
records to bo , 10,7M'28
And that on January 1st. 1895 , the out
standing or floating Indebtedness nns 37,136 93
Showing n reduction of the debt In four
yearn under the pop. administration. . 9,027 35
In the Items of "Extra Expense" you
fee that the populists Imvo paid out In
extra expenses which the republicans
, , . ' ! evr , hnd lo moot , the sum of 40,830 68
JV hlch would have paid the floating debt created
by the republicans.
Instead of the indebtedness
having been decreased $9,627.35
as is claimed , the statement
proves that after having used up
Levy of 1889 s 30,000 00
Lefvof IBM : : . . : . : . . . . sniooo oo
And cash turned over by liodwoll 17,000 00
And the leTles of ' 81. ' 82 , ' 83 , ' 81 liiO.OOQ 00
Totll . $200,000 00
That they acknowledge an in
debtedness of $37,136.93. Yet the
republicans left them cash and
credits to the amount of $89,000.
Statement No. 6.
STATEMENT Of FINANCIAL CONDITION OP OUKTBH
COUNTY. NBDIl. , OCTOUnil 1st , 18S9.
Octobnr 1ft , 1899. Amount of unredeemed
warrants on 1893 and'1890 ' funds
October 1st , 1891) . Amount of nnpuld
warrants , 1897 nnd 1898 funds 511,007 25
October 1st , 1899. Amount of unpaid
judguents . 3.418'57
Total October iBt , 1899.i. . , 514,42582
October 1st. 1899. Collections for quar
ter ending September 80th ,1899 : taxes
of 1888 to 1898 , Inclusive 0,83807
Amt to bo transferred by county.board. . 3,043 07
Uctober 1st , 1899. Amount of outstand
ing Indebtedness , exclusive of 1899 ,
which Is not an Interest-bearing in
debtedness ; the same Is tba amount
due the sinking fund , which was used
In payment or county warrants . . . . . . 3,053 78
Total . . . $1442582
As will be'seen , this statement ,
while it may be correct in part ,
is not correct in tote , as it does
not give the indebtedness incur
red in 1899 , as is shown by the
following foot notes in explana
Statement No. G.
Tbo above statement shows that un
der the populist admltiistratlon Custer
county's debt bus been reduced to $3-
053 78 , not one cent of which Is an iu-
tureat-bearing debt , Will anyone dare
attack tbo populist administration of
CuBtor county ?
The year 1809 not being completed , it
ia Impossible to include it In tbo above
statement , but It will make a better
showing than any previous year. The
amount of warrants Issued up to Octo
ber l t , 1899 is 811,344 81 , while the levy
for 1899 It $33,100.04 , leaving a balance
subject to warrant of 831,702.03.
. The popullet party Is not ashamed of
the fallowing It has made , '
From this statement , No. 6 , an
indebtedness of $11,344.31 is ac
knowledged that does not appear
in statement No. 5 , which would
make the actual indebtedness of
of the county ,
Statement No. B 83,95378
Statement No. 0 11.344 31
Total Indebtedness. . . . $ l5S9a 09
Another point which we "dare
attack" , is the exposure of the
stupidity of the county board , if
their statement had been true. If
there were but $3,953.78 debt , why
did the board impose a tax of 15
mills , the full limit of the law , at
at its June meeting , which com
pels the citizens of Custer county
to pay into the treasury $33,106.-
94 , when 10 mills would have
raised $22,000 , more than enough
to have paid all debts , with a
Had the property owners been
favored with a reduction of their
taxes by one third , it would have
been a great relief to them , be
sides it would have been worth
to the county a great deal more
in their hands for speculation ,
than it will be locked up
in the county vault. Taking
the whole statement from begin
ning to end it shows that those
who are responsible for it
are designing politicians , nnd
wholly unworthy of holding any
position of trust. The showing
at best puts the populist party in
very bad light. For ten years
they have been in power , having
a large surplus to begin with ,
and yet are in debt $15,000. The
republicans , , who had control ii
early history of the county , hac
no where near as much property
to assess , besides expensive
bridges and other internal im
provements which came high in
those days , had to be met.
With the thousands of acres o ;
land which has been provc-l up
on in the last ten years , which
added to the taxable property o ;
the county , beside the large in
crease of personal property , it
seems that if the finances of tin
county had been properly haudlec
the expenses could have been mei
with a much lower levy than the
law provides. But instead of
making the levy lower , up until
the last few years , they have ex
ceeded the limit of the Law am
run the levy up to 16 or 17 mills.
If there ever was a party that has
shown itself unworthy and in
competent to direct the affairs of
the public , the pop party , from
the state house down to township
collectors , has capped the climax.
Let the battle cry be from center
to circumference , "turn the ras
cals out. "
The populist oounty central com
tnitteo appears to very muoh exor
cised , through the columns of tlio
Chief last week , because Judge Ar
mour declines to enter into a joint
debate with Fred Curnmiugs for tie
office of ucuuty judge , aud as one
argument in favor of a judicial
campaign , assert that Judge M. B
Recce , republican candidate tor
member of the nupromo court , is oul
waking political speeches. That
statement both the author and pub
lisher knows to be false , and they
only made the statement hoping to
make a point in Cummings' favor.
As a matter of fact every oue knows
who reads the state papers , that
Judge Reese stated very emphati-
Bally "at the ratification" meeting
at Lincoln , soon after his nomina
tion , thht ho. did not think it the
proper thing for a judicial candidate
to engage iu a political campaign ,
and that he would not do it. It is
true ex-Governor lioloomb , Judge
Sullivan and Judge Ilarnor are , yet
that does not prove that it is the
proper thing for a candidate to do
who is already occupying the bench ,
Judge Armour did make a canvas
two years ago , but then his time was
his own , but it is very different
DOW. His time is paid for by the
oounty. The fact that the oounty
board gave him authority to employ
a dor * , does not release him irom
his duties. The clerk was ( inly
authorized in case he could not do
the work himself. Should he go
out in the campaign , ho would be
going at the expense of the county
if he had to employ a clerk. The
office of judge is one of the ofliceH
that should be removed from poli
tics entirely , and the candidate who
keopB the nearest elear of politics ,
is the ncaieat to the ideal man for
the position. Both in this partiou.
lar , and in competency aud special
fitness , Judge M. B Roesoand Judge
J. A. Armour are away ahead of
CONSKNT OP TUB QOVUHNKD.
The populists who are miking a
great to-do about the "consent of
the governed" in the Philipmes
should apply this principle at homo.
Even in their state conventions the
"consent of the "
governed" was not
considered Holoomb'a nomination
for supreme judge was hud wi hout
the consent of the delegates to the
convention. Bryan on one hand
aud Allen on the other , absolutely
forced lioloomb down the throats
of the delegates. It took some
talking , to bo sure , but that is Bry
an and Allen's long nut , and tro
delegates wore not allowed to ex
press a choice until the order of
those two boF es were known to bo
absolute. Ask any one who attend
rd theflo conventions who IB not a
member of the Hnloonth roynl family -
ily , and ho will tell you the consent
of the common ' delegate was not
uonhidorod in tl.-c nomination of
lioloomb. Still they prate about
the "consent of the governed. "
lu no two yours have the popor
crnlH presented thn name IPBUCB to - .
the voters of thin Htato and county. -J
Their issues are defeated by the
coutsu of business events ns fast aa
they are announced : their propho
oles provfco false as fast as they
make them , yet they go right on
gucBfiinu at AOHU thing else as soon
as the legs are knocked out from
under their last guoiS. In 1800 1
free silver and the pricoof a bunhr 1 !
of wheat and an ounce of silver WUB '
their war cry In 1807 with wheat ]
at if 1.00 per bushel and silver at
fifty bix cents an ounce , they I
changed the issue to supply and ( ' ,
demand , and made tbo campaign on ' . ;
the drouth in Europo. In 1808 i
the great issue was the amount of '
money saved to the people by the [
pop state officers. But when it
was announced to the legislature
that all the intitiiutiona would ask
for deficiency appropriations , and
when Auditor Cornell's lip Id up of
insurance companies , and IIol-
comb's house rent and .Edmiston's
ai'coiml with the Standard Oil Co.
was made known the purity of the '
populist officials as a campaign ;
issue mustbo abandoned : ao the
issue of 1890 is the tyranny of the
administration toward the Filipi- i j
nos and imperialism. Why ? Bo- . .Lvj
cause the popocratiu position on ;
every oilier issue , they have presented - '
sonted has been proven false within ,
six months from the time it was ' < [
presented , nnd oould not bo used a
second time. Who hears tbo pops . ' ;
talking about 1G to 1 as the only
salvation for the country an this
campaign , or the mysterious rola-
tiou between an ounce of silver and
a bushel of wheat , or the drouth
iu Europe , or the great saving to
the stuto by pop. state officers , or
not voting for a candidatu because
ho rides on a pass , or the grand
principles of the platform ? No
one ! "Vote fer us for Bryan'a
sake" is the burden of the pop. can *
didatos song. They hayo failed on
every other proposition and use
Bryan now as a pretext to got into
office again. Next year they" will
deny the propositions they Bland on
now and be for any other Chinese
puzzle their bosses may invent.
Cattle For Sale.
One thousand head of one , two
and three year old steers also eight
hundred head of stock cattle. For
particulars enquire of W. C. Greg
ory , tf.
Burlington Koute Catltormn Kxcursiona
Cheap ; quick ; comfortable.
Leave Omaha 4:35 p. m. Lin-
doln 0:10 p. m. and Hastings 8:50
p. m. every Thursday , in clean ,
modern , not crowded tourist sleep
ers. No transfers ; cars run right
through.to Sr n Francisco and Loa
Angeles over the Scenic Koute
through Denver and Salt Lake City.
Cars are carpeted ; upholstered in
rattan ; have , spring seats aud backs
and are provided with curtains ,
bedding , towles , soap , eto. Unu
formed porters and experienced ex
cursion conductors accompany eaoh
excursion , relieving passengers of
all bother about baggage , pointing
out sbjeots of interest and in many
other ways helping to ' make thd
overland trip a delightful oxper.
class tickets are
honored. Berths $5.
For folder giving full informs ,
tion , call at nearest Burlington
Route ticket office , or write to J.
Francis , general passenger [ jagent
Omaha , Nob.
Through Tourist Sleepers to the Northwest.
The Burlington Route has estab
lished a twice a week tourist car
line from Kansas City to Butte , Spo
kane , Taooma and SeattleOara
leave Kanovs City , Lincoln and
brand Island every Tuesday and
Thursday , ariviug at Seattle follow
ing Friday and Sunday. They are
upholstered in rattan. The bed
huen and furnishings are clean and
of good quality. The hoating.vea-
tilating aud toilet
all that can bo desired and eaoh oar
is in charge cf a uniformed Pullman
porter , whosu solo duty is to atti-nd
to the wants of passengers , ( \irs
run through without change of any
kuid and the berth rate fromLino In
lo Taooma or Seattle is on'v ' ,0.
I'o intermediate points , u iu prupor
Montana aud the Puget Sound
Country ar now enjoying a period
sf unexampled prosperity. As a
JoiiHcquoiiue , trwol to the North-
woit is rapidly attaining largo' pro
portions. This now tourist car line
nan been oHtnbllHhod with a view of
Jaring for the Burlington's share ot
t in ttio best possible manner.
Uerths , tickets and frll information
Jtui be had on application to y
Uurlinu'ton Route ticket agent or by
iddrosiung J. Francis , QA ,
Dmaha Neb. Juue 2 th ,