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1 k Slate Historical Society WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTM
VOL. XXIX. BROKEN BOW , OUSTER COUNTY , NEBRASKA , THURSDAY , DECEMBER 22 , 1910. NO. 29.
MAllTIX MAKES ME1UIY
And Tncliluntly Conti Unites 828 to
The City's Welfaie.
Lute Martin and Teto Leserve
commenced their Xmas festivities
rnthor early tills year nnd aa n con-
soqucnco had to contribute some of.
their lioozo money toward the city's
welfare. It appears that the two
went to Wills' short order house Sat
urdaS' night and commenced playing ,
out the lights , making largo noises |
with the voice and playfully Indulg
ing In any other little jokes that
suited their fancy. Affairs reached
a climax when Martin drew a knife
carefully explained Its uses and told
' the inmates . of the house * what lie
! ? intended doing with it. This did
J/ i not meet the views of Proprietor
* Wills at all , so grabbing a chair ho
is i > made for tho' festive Martin , who in
* , turn , hastily made for the door.
< Chief Towsley and Marshal Draper
| rt. rounded up the appy pair and on
Monday- took them to Judge G'Sch-
wlnd's temple of justice where they
were meted out $28 including the
usual holiday trimmings. Martin ,
in a burst of generosity , not only
paid his own fine , but that of his
friend as well.
Last Monday was another big Ian
sale day at the U. S. Land Office
'in this city. Twentw-four hundred
acres of Isolated land were sold at
auction. The highest went for $2
an acre. The rest sold for $1.25.
The special series of meetings be
ing held in the Baptist church the
past three woolts by Evangelists
Nelson and Wood closed Tuesday
night. The splendid interest was
maintained to the last , the house
being crowded to witness the clos
ing ceremonies. As a result there
wore a number professed conversion ,
several additions to the church and
u great spiritual uplift to the Christ
ians of the community who partici
pated In the meetings.
Ilev. Kclrou returned homo to
Indiunola , Iowa , by way of llarlon ,
Iowa , where he Is to join In the
family reunion to day , Thursday , the
occasion of his mother's ninetieth
Prof. Wood remained over for a
reception by his chorus at the homo
of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Pigman Wed
nesday night. Ho left for his homo
at Seymorc , Iowa , this morning.
Newton Haddix of Mason City was
doing business in the How Monday.
The Central Telephone Girls arc
going to spend Christmas In a very
delightful way , working two hours
shifts , only one girl caring for the
exchange. Remember , don't call tco
many "Merry Xmas" at a time and
it central does not say "number" as
you take down the receiver , please ,
remember , "Peace on Earth"Merry i
Christmas , " "Good Cheer for All. "
"GiFTY GIFTS" I
"What so "gifty" as some article
of gold or silver ? the two "precious
metals. " There is a comfortable cer
tainty about giving gold or silver
things welcome because al ways
wantable. In kind with gold and
silver , jewelery nas ever been a sug
gestive word in gift making. A com
prehensive word it is these days ,
meaning not onlvjewels for personal
adornment , hut articles of necessity
and ushfulness as well , such as
Watches , Clocks , Diamonds , Silver
ware , and Gold and Silver Novelties.
Tut jewelry is something you should
buy of those in whom you not only
have confidence , but of those who -
have the cec < ssary knowledge to
judge tre good Irom the bad. Years
of experience in handling , selling ,
selecting , making and repairing give
us this kno vlcdge. A glance over
the mentionings below , may help
you to solve the question "What
shall ] give ? "
Tea Set ,
G oil Bnn'l Ki'i
Hlv > i shnvtii.1
Silver Knives , 1'orks
Clmfinu D Ml
Silver Nut Howl
H. 't. Souvenir ripooi s
Cut Glass GoSlets
W tch Chitin
Bon Hon Spoons
5 o'clock Tea
Pilvei Cnke Hasket
Silver finking Dish
$ vmp Tonreen
Snivrm FiR * In 1 pounil baskets , .2 : > c
Stuffed Dates per pound S > c
Pecan Meats per pound ' . . .75c
Walnut Meats per pound COo
Almond Meats per pound COc
Candled Citron per pound 10c
Orange 1'eal , Lemon Peal , Kach per
pound < 0c
Mogul Mince Meat 3 packages 25c
rrult cakes 2Sc and. . , SOc
We Wish You A
The Eagle Grocery Store.
The Square Deal Store Phone 58
CANDIES.We have a fine line of mixed candles and nuts , We will
make special prises to teachers and Sunday Schools
Xmas trees , all sizes and prices.
OYSTERS.The best llavoreil oysters In America are taken from the
waters adjacent to Song Island. This Is the homo of the
famous Illucpolnt , ah oyster without a peer In flavor. Tor t ie past two
years we haze made these oysters our specialty. We get them direct
from the shuckers at Hayport. L. I , They are not shipped In tin cans or
rehandled at Omaha but come direct to us' by express In Scalshlpt
carriers , the best method yet devised for handling oysters Yeu get
them with all the delicious sea flavor cetalncd only three days from
the ocean. Solid meat no water , 60c per ( iuart. Call and iret our Mark
Twain O ystcr llooklet 2ree.
ALMOST COMI'LBTHI )
Failure of Contractor Neptune DOCH
Xot Interfere With Work of
Despite the financial failure of
Contractor John Neptune , of Aurora ,
and his dropping out of the game
the work on tho' new high school
building still ; OCH merrily on and
little or no dlffciuico is noticed In
the situation. It is said Neptune
had several other big contracts on
his hands at the time of the fail
ure. These are scattered in differ
ent parts of the state and will nat
urally suffer , more or less ; but the
Broken How undertaking Is so much
further advanced than the others
that it will not be affected to any
The building is now within a few
days of being completed and the
work has not been interrupted in
any way , but Is going steadily for
ward. Neptune throw up the con
tract and the trustees took hold of
it with a vim. Of course they nat
urally look toward the trust com
pany that furnished Neptune's bonds
to do Its share in keeping things
in operation and preparing the in
stitution for occupancy.
The city may well bo proud of tl. )
new structure , because , when com-i
ploicd , it will take its place among
tnu up-to-date high school buildings j
of the state. No convenience for
the benefit of advanced students has
> een overlooked , while in appear
ance it is the most imposing looking
building between Grand Island and
Alliance. Judge A. R. Humphrey ,
president of the school board , says
he finishing touches are being put
on as rapidly as possible and that
10 hitch has occurred in any way ;
that everything looks lovely and tha
goods will be delivered on schedule
One of the largest land sales of
government land hold In BrokonBow
recently was on Dec. 12. Over three ,
thpusaiia acres of isolated land was
sold. Price generally $1.25 an acre
The lucky purchasers on that date :
'rank W. Gather , Lena ; Andrew R.
Larson , Mullen ; Mrs. Nannie New
ton , Hyannis ; Susan Bradshaw (
Thedford ; F. L. Perrith , Hyannis ;
Geo. W. Hogle , Mt. Vernon , Iowa ;
Will G. Comstock Elsworth ; Geo.
M. Swlggqrt , Lena ; Joseph II. Minor
Benjamin Smarts , Edward Marts ,
Minnie A. Sterns and Louis Ander
son , Ilyannls.
Last Call ! I
Santa Clans will spend the bal
ance of this week at Strong's Va
riety Store. ,
Among those who were purchas
ers of government land in this city
last Monday were Thomas Stanbie ,
W. C. Coble , Emma Brennan , Bryan
Ashley , and charles W. Thurston of
Ilyannls , W. L. Gaston , Anselmo ;
C. F. Tierney , Broken Bow ; Joseph
A. Rankln , Rnnkin ; Cyrl Carpenter ,
.Jos. Pigman returned from Texas
this week , looking like a Texas rose
but glnd to get home. No place
like Custer county.
John Turner returned from Mason
City Sunday after completing the an
nual invontlry of the Turner Lum
ber Go's yord at that place.
Mrs. Clu'istensen Is Buried. I
The funeral of Mrs. Andryotto
Clirlstonsen , a former resident of
Broken Bow , whose death from
pneumonia occurred at Larmlo.Wyo.J
last week , took place hero Sunday
atternoon from the Methodist church
Undertaker Cole met the body at
the depot Sunday morning , upon Its |
.arrival from the west , and prepared j '
It for burial. Mrs. Chrlstenson was
j born seventy-two years ago In Den-
mark. She was the mother of 12
children , 10 of whom are living.
Previous to a few months-ago , Brok-,1
on liow had been her homo for a' I
number of years and she still owned
considerable property hero at .tho >
time of her death. Early last sum
mer , Mrs. Clirlstenson accompanied
by her daughter , Ancna , moved to
Larmie , Wyo. , whore her son Peter
resides , and where she also resided
at the time of her death. Mrs. Christensen
tensen was burled near her husband1 !
who passed away about two years
Body Shipped to Io\vn.
L. 13. Cole went up the line ono
night last week to take charge of
and embalm the body of Miss Min
nie Lcwcllyn , whoso death occurred
the previous day. Miss Lowollyn
was holding down a Klnkaid claim
about twenty-fivo miles from Dun-
ning and had been living there for
some time. Her death was the re
sult of paralysis , Mr. Cole took a
'casket with him and upon arriving
at his destination , spent the night. ,
in preparing thei body for shipment ;
On Thursday the body was sent to j I
Dexter , la. , Miss Lewellyn's former (
home. A brother , who resides at
Lincoln accompanied the remains
Alfonso Cook , a TaborIowa ) col
lege student , is making the holiday
vacation pleasant by coming home.
Eastman Kodaks make good gifts
Always buy > an Eastman , they cost
no more than others ; A. II. Soud-
Albert Sshuland of Giles was In
the city the first of the week on a
land contest against Thomas Law-
Come and see mo or write me ;
about that salo. W. II. O'Rorko ,
general auctlom er. Phone 409.
Broken How , Nab.
Auditor Wilbur of the Telephone
Co. wan in town the fore part of
the week in the interest of the com
Mr. and Mrs. Grave Gravorson
went to Montgomery , Ala. , Tuesday
to enjoy the sunny south for a few
Mrs. Bartlett and daughter Grace' '
and Miss Martha Whitohcad of Mason - [
son City visited Broken Bow friends i
Mr. Civ.if end for a number of
yeara or' ! o ; Broken Bow's loading
plasterer1oi t to Grove , Cole , , Tues
day mo aing.
There vill bo a special matlneo
Saturday afternoons at the Star
Theatre. Next Saturday Is souvenir
day for the children.
One and one-half tons of Candy , one ton of Nuts
Christmas Trees and Wreaths galore.
Special inducements to Christmas Tree Committees.
We will be pleased to fill special orders for Christmas
We have David Cole'sPresli Sealed Shipped Oysters in
sanitary -cans. We sell from the "Artie Oyster Carrier"
which keeps them in perfect condition.
PEESH CALIFORNIA MAMMOTH CELERY.
J. N. PE ALE
THE GROCER Phone iso
Agent tor De Laval Separators Cream Station
. EATEX 1 Y HOGS.
The Body of ( Snbrell Peytor Found
I Horribly Mutilated Near
j i Callaway.
j One of the most gruesome acci
dents ( that can bo imagined occurred
comotlmo ' during Saturday night ,
two ' miles north of Cyllaway , when
Gabriel ( Peyton , a middle aged farmer -
er < visiting lies son at that place
after i meeting death In some unknow
vnj , had his body partially dovouro
by ' hogs. According1 to reports that
hnvo reached hero , the old gcntle-
man i was looking after the place
j' w'.llo his son and daughter-in-law
wore absent during the day and
part of the evening. They returned
late at night nnd naturally suppos
ing their father was in bed , retired
themselves. ' On Sunday morning ,
however , the father failed to appear
and the son becoming alarmed , in-
stltutcd a search. - Finally , the hog
yard was visited , and there lying
near the center , was tbo body of Mr.
Peyton , most horribly mutilated.
The hogs had eaten all the flesh
from the body down 4o the knees ,
and the. sight was ouo never to bo
forgotten. How death actually oc
curred is a mystery ; but it Is pre
sumed the victim loft his bed some
time during the night and wander
ed into the hog yard , where he mlgh
have bee seized with heart failure
or something If a like nature. It
Is hardly probable that he was klh-
\2d outright by hogs , although there
Is no possibility of his being only
unconscious when attacked by the
animals. The uncertainty of it is
what makes the case the more hor-
rlblo to think of. The funeral oc
curred last Monday at Callaway ,
Itc.soltitlons of Berwick Castle , Iloya
Notwithstanding that "It is ap
pointed unto all men-onco to die"
wo cannot part with those wo love
without sorrow and deep affliction.
It is with sad heart's that wo are
called upon to chronlclo tho' dca'th
of another fair lady of Berwick
Castle of Royal Highlanders of Broken
on Bow In the person of Amanda
Boyd who was called to join the
hosts of the Castle above , December
10 , 1910 , .
But In our sorrow wo can rojolco 'i '
that our departed sister had not only
provided for the material interests
of her orphan children by her policy
in the Royal Highlanders , but that
jjho left the assurance that Hho had
provided for eternity a homo with '
her Saviour , that Is Incorruptablo '
and fadeth not away.
Therefor bo it resolved , That an
It has pleased God to take unto Him
self our beloved sister , Aamanda
Boyd , wo the members of Berwick
Castle , while expressing our deep
regret and sorrow for the loss of on
so faithful and true in her mother
ly affections nnd Christian charuct-
or , we bow submissively to the will
of him who doeth all things well for
tlioso who trust Him.
axtont to the husband , children and
pat-outs of deceased sister our sin
cere aympathy In their great be-
He It further resolved , That as a
token of our love and respect for
her that our Castle Charter bo draped -
od in mourning for the next thirty
Hy Order of Berwick Castle Broken
Bow , Nobr. , Dec. 13 , 1910.
Lee Notlt , who has lived and pros
pered on a homestead near Ansel-
mo for the past 8 years , will try tho.
sunny south for a while nt least
He In company with J. L. Williams
and Oscar Bolln loaded 3 cars of
emigrant movables for Baymanctt ,
Ala. , this week where they expect
to reside. The Republican will keep
them posted on the happenings of
Cuoter county and wish them suc
cess In their now homo ,
South Omaha Live Stock Market.
So. Omaha , Nob. , Doc. 21,1910.
Cattle : Receipts this week qulto
moderate , 12,000 for three days.
Market strong and active , vprices
fully 20c higher. No choice cattle ,
few loads selling between $0,00 and
$ G.2G with light steers having the
preference. Bulk of sales $ G.-10 to
$5.90 for pretty good 1000 , to 1300
Ib. beeves ; medium $4.75 to $5.25
and a few real'common as low as
$1.00. Brisk demand for feeders , a
ow selected 1100 ibs. at $5.00 ; Oth-
lors j of 1030 and SOO IUH. , $5.35 and
'yearlings $5.25. Hulk still $4.75 to
55.00 , regardless of weight. Stock
hclfeis scarce $3.i5 ( for common to
$4,25 for good 'ones. Cow market
brisk , beat $4.50 to $5.25 , a few
choice up to $5.50 ; fair to good
groclca $3.05 to $4.40 and canners
strong at $3.00 forbottom , to $3.00
for ordinary cutters. Veal calves
unchanged , top $8,00 , bulk $5.50 to
$7.50. Stock calves $4.75 to $5.25.
' Bulls strong $4.50 to $5.00 for best
and $3.50 to $4.40 for medium.
Lightsupplies and a , strong market
will rule this week.
j Hogs- : Receipts fairly liberal but
leas than expectations , 20,000 for 3
dayn , lOc hiblior today. Bulk $7.40
'to ' $7.70 , top $7.72 Vj. Expect pres-
' cut level to bo maintained with can-
I | tinned light supplies.
Sheep : Receipts continue mod
erate even if not too plentiful and
include a fair proportion of Feeders
with a strong active market. Best
fat lambs are bringing $0.00 to $0.2
] heavy yearlings around $4.70 with
'light ' weight ! ! up to $5.00 ; wethers
$4.00 to $4-25 and owes $3.00 to
$4.00 ; feeder lamba $5.40 to ? 5.55
owes $300 to $3.25. Continued well
divided shipments as have ruled re
cently _ will do much to maintain pros
Yours truly ,
National Live stock Cora. Co.
FOUND-A ladles watch fob.
Phone Black 349. 28-29.
Alfred Strickler went to Fuller-
Bo It further resolved , That we ton Tuesday.
AT J. C
"i We save you 25 per cent on Candy and nuts. *
Send Your Xmas Tree Committee to see us on Prices.
i Wo are going to do the same stunt that wo did one year >
ago ; wo are offering the largest , best , sweetest and purest line
'V of Xmas Candies in the West.
Our tiO cent line starts the hall to rolling for 13 cents u
pound. See pi ices umk partial list below.
j Fig Satlno 20c
Cream Nut JJlocku 20c
Jolly Beans 20c
Jolly Gums. , 20c
Chocolate Creams 20c
Assorted Phosphates . . , 20c
J Tlio Itlggt'st Lump of S wectness In Ouster County is on
v Exhibition in our show window. Call anil see it.
f All new 1910 Nuts , Nut Meats , Cocoanuts and all kinds of Nuts
1 Lamps , Lamps , all kinds , Stand Lamp ! ) , Hanging , Night ,
/ Vase , Side Lamps , Extia Globes and Shades , the celebrated
Anglo Lamps , just as clear as gas. , /
/ 1t Mistletoe , Holly , Xmas Trees , Syrmna Figs , Nut Meats ,
- * , Candles , Candle Holders , Dates , Plum Pudding , Fruit Cake ,
j Layer Raisins , Cranberries , Navel Oranges , Lettuce , > Celery ,
Maraschino Cherries , Sweet Potatoes Silver Thread Sauer Kraut
in bulk , The lied Jacket Sweet Clci ! , ita great.
v Oystcis served at the sowhoies tjutict surpass ours. They
v"i "i coino direct , do not luy over in On < .1. . mid water soaked. Ours
uro ( liu ( Blue Point * ) SKA1 > 1I11 i.
WE KEEP OPEN' XMAS \\'i l.K IX TITO EVENING. k
PHONE WO. 5