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At their state convention , August
18th , the republicans nominated
John . Barnes , of Norfolk , for
supreme judge , "W. S. Whitmore
of Omaha and C. S. Allen of Lin
coln for university regents. H.
C. Lindsay was again chosen chair
man of the republican state com
mittee. Resolutions were adopted
indorsing the national and state
administrations and indorsed John
II. Webster , of Omaha , for vice
president in 190i.
The Democrat wishes again to
call the attention of the people to
the importance of the approaching
election in regard to keeping a
clean , unbiased and uncontroled
supreme court. It appears now
to be only a question of the people
and the corporations. The rail
roads selected , long before any
party conventions were held , "Our
man Mickey" for governor , and
now they have selected "Our man
Barnes" for justice of the supreme
court. The evil that Mickey , as
governor , can do is not a "patch
ing" to the evil that can be done
by a supreme judge influenced by
corporation greed. The corpora
tions do not hold control of Neb
raska by a majority vote , but by
dividing the opposition through
trickery and dece ] xtion. Therefore
let every voter v , ho has the wel
fare of the state at heart see to it
that he casts a vote against corpor
ation candidates at the next elect
ion. York Democrat.
In their preparations for the last
presidential campaign in Nebraska
the republicans Subsidized all the
middle-of-the-road populist papers
they could reach in that way and
also started a number of other such
publications for the purpose of
weakening the fusion movement ,
and their fight to prevent fusion of
the populists and democrats is just
as bitter to-day as it was during
that campaign. It is a fusion of
the people against corporation rule
that the leaders of the republican
party fear. When the people of
the state , of all parties , realize
that their interest is mutual in
combatting railroad and trust rule ,
then a fusion movement will be in
stituted that will clean out and
purify our public offices. But
above all things the honest mem
bers of the people's party should
refuse to be led astray by republi
can and false middle-of-the-road
papers started for the purpose of
fooling the people into acts against
their own interest. York Demo
Is it not time that the people
look to their interest in the select
ion of a political party to represent
them ? For several years the re
publican party has been the tool
of the manufacturers and during
which time has been making overtures - l
tures to catch the laborer's vote.
They promise high prices for beef i
and wheat and to the consumer who \
must buy it they shout that his dinner - \
ner pail has been full. When he c
goes on a strike for better wages , c
demanding a fair return for his lat
bor , he is reduced to poverty and
must work all the time. He never
gets enough ahead to tide him over t
a strike and is compelled to make v
his strike as effective as possible (
in a short time because of his des
peration ; but he continues to vote I
the republican ticket , for habit is 1
stronger than his knowledge to the i ;
contrary and his tenaciousness E
which has made him a good \ rorkli
er at whatever he has undertaken / f (
asserts itself and he attempts to
force his way against fate , to help
elect the republicans and then by
force of strikes demand fair wages.
The delegates selected to the re
publican state convention at Lin
coln Tuesday found it hard to put
in the time , as the only business
they had there was to do the bid
ding of the railroad bosses. The
handful of delegates that arrived
in the capitol city Monday even
ing wondered why they came so
soon. Perhaps some day Nebras
ka republicans will wake up to the
fact that it is time to handle their
own affairs. Perhaps some day
they will say to the railroad bosses ,
we are going to ride awhile our
selves ; you get out and walk.
There is no indication of such a
thing at the present time , but we
can't believe that all men in the re
publican party in Nebraska are
forever going to be dictated to by
John * N. Baldwin , Lee Spratlen ,
Ben White and J. H. Ager , the
quartette of railroad bosses that is
now forcing the republicans to sub
mit to the wishes of the corpora
tions. Papillion Times.
The republican judical conven
tion met in this city Tuesday with
delegates from each of the counties
and a candidate from each county
excepting three ; Holt , Brown and
Sioux counties , the latter not' hav
ing an attorney within her borders ,
the generous Dawes county fur
nished two candidates. Now we
suppose that there was a scheme
to get a lot of candidates before the
people for an advertising scheme
or to make good the assertion that
there was plenty of republican
timber to select from. If the lat
ter was the case we wonder why
they didn't select better timber to
put forward as their samples.
Capt. Allan G. Fisher , of Chadron ,
an'd a man by the name of Wills
of Butte , were declared to be nomi
nated on the second ballot after
going through the role of making
nominations to discuss the veteran
republican workers , campaigners
and life consecrations of the as
pirants for office in a nominating
speech in which each one exhaust
ed his vocabulary to make his can
didate appear to the best advant
age. A delegate moved to make
the candidates the unaminous
choice of the convention but was
shut off by a stern voice immed
iately saying , "I object to that
motion. " That settled it and the
chairman , C. H. Cornell , declared
Fisher and Wills the nominees ,
each receiving 37 votes which was
a majority and Fisher was called
on for a speech which seemed to
settle it. W. T. Wills was then
called on and he did settle it b.y
telling the defeated candidates how
he overcame all obstacles to secure
the nomination in a bragadocio
manner which made them believe
that it was useless for them to try
for an office that he wanted. Then
there was a dead calm until some
one thought of some resolutions
which were read to cool the ardor
of the defeated and appealed to
their republicanism. Somebody
called on Brown then to tell how
he felt which he proceeded to do
while the others applied the heal
ing words to their wounded pride
and ambition. Brown called for
Judge Wood of Rushville who getup
up and told the delegates of how
he 1 had been their standard bearer
as a sacrifice and had now expected
the nomination but that the major
ity seemed to think differently
though he had made two good races
for them , carrying more than his
party vote , though unsuccessful of
election. Gilman , of Alliance , was
called and in a meek way told them
that he didn't feel sore. Morgan ,
of Bassett , said that he had no sore
spots at all and after making a nice
talk ended by saying , "we'll see
what we'll .see. " Dickson , of
O'Neill , was then called and vocif
erously told them of how he had
been chairman of Holt county since
1900 and that this year he was go
ing to wipe out the 500 or 600 e
majority and elect a whole rcpub-
lican ticket. This seemed to satiss !
Py the convention and they adjourn-
ed with the vow that they'd elect
two republican judges of this dis
trict in Nov.
Dr. Seymour coming Oct. 16th
J. J. Swim was up from Norden
a couple of days this week.
Ice Cream by the quart at Quigley -
ley and Chapman's. 24:10
Dress trimmings , notions anc
millinery at Mrs. Elmore's.
Mrs. Simons is in Washington
and Pete and the cook has fallen out.
The Valentine Bottling Works
puts up eleven different kinds of
The J. C. C. Corset , the best
cheap corset made , at the Ladies'
store. Mrs. Elmores.
Wm. Walters , of Crookston , was
in our city a couple of days this
The M. E. church has had a
chimney built and a furnace will
be put in to heat it this winter.
Mr. Treadway , of Sioux City ,
is out looking over his stock of the
Chi Psi Cattle Co. near Simeon.
Mrs. Walcott came home last
Friday. The Judge got home iroin
his trip to Gal. a few days earlier.
Ft. Niobrara base ball team wil
play Norden at Sparks reunion
Friday. The Fort will probably
Col. W. H. W. James , of Fort
Niobrara , departed Tuesday morn
ing for a short visit at his old home
U. Gr. McBride has the contract
for building the school house in
the Borman-Ferstle district anc
has begun the work.
Ed Morey and Miss Elsie Sher
man returned Tuesday morning
from Deadwood and Lead , S. D.
where they have been visiting the
past three weeks.
Jos. Langer , of Norden , brought
in a load of wheat Tuesday , anc
yesterday took back a load of lum
ber which he is using for his.dwel-
ling that he is building.
Y. Soles and wife and daughter
of Manville , la. , are visiting J. K
Ayers' family in this city. Mr
Soles is a brother to Mrs. Ayerj
and is contemplating moving to
Mr. Cole and wife , of Whitman
have been visiting with homefolk
the past week. Mrs. Cole will be
remembered better as the daughter
of W. T. Bullis who is now aresi
dent of our city.
There will be on old settlers pic
nic at Britt Sept. 19 , 1903. There
will be sports of all kinds anc
everybody will try to make yoi
feel at home. Everybody is invit
ed to come and enjoy the day with
Grant Dunn and son returned
from Kansas last Thursday night
and has purchased a lot north of
Dave Peters where he will build
Mrs. Dunn and the other children
remained in Kansas for a month
Mark A. McLauchlan and Mrs
Grace Cockrell were married at the
Fort last night at the home of the
bride's father , John iFurrey. Mark
belonged to the hospital corps and
was the base hall pitcher. THE
DEMOCRAT extends congratulations.
I. M. Jones was down from
Crookston over Sunday and tells
us that he has been busy building
for Krotter , the new lumbrman
and for Arthur Eeis and had put
on the roof of the stone school house
that was unroofed by the storm
some time ago.
Dan Barnes came in from his
home on the Snake last week to
witness the closing work of the
Junior Normal and get his daugh
ter who had been in attendance.
Mr. Barnes was loud in his praises
of the work and the progress which
his daughter had made and does
not regret having sent her. We
enjoyed a pleasant chat with him
and we're glad to meet these pro
gressive ranchmen who take an in
terest in school work.
Miss Clara Watson has resigned
her position in the Valentine State
bank and Miss Cora L. Watters
accepted the position. Miss Wat
son is assisting with the bookkeeping
ing at the Ludwig Lumber Yard.
Mrs. Chas. B. Kicketts , of Mer-
riman , came down last week to
spend a few weeks with her par
ents , Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Jeffers
west of town , before going west ,
Mr. Rickets having sold his ranch
at Merriman. They will go to
Idaho or farther west.
Frank Fischer will begin the
erection of a fine store building
soon on his lots between Dr. Lew
is' and Meltendorff's. He will
have a basement built of stone and
brick walls above. It will be oc
cupied by his hardware store when
completed and will be a fifty foot
There will be four candidates to
take through the M. W. A. lodge
on Wednesday night , Sept. 2,1903.
All members who have not been in
attendance recently should came in
and assist with the degree work
and get in touch with your new
Gordon base ball nine will play
Ft. Niobrara next Monday and
Tuesday. The game last Friday
and Saturday at Gordon resulted
in the defeat of the Fort team 2 to
1 tallies in eleven innings the first
game and 10 to 2 the second game.
Gordon will run up against a hard
er game down at the Post but may
win a game.
Perry Swearinger called to see
us last Thursday and tells us that
he has the finest crop he has rais
ed in the state of Nebraska. He'll
have a 1000 bushels of oats and 1 ,
500 bushels of corn , and the pota
toes , well , they will have to be got
ten out with a pick and rolled onto
the wagon on skids , so says Jase
Hewer who also has a fine crop ,
and everywhere the crops are the
best they've ever been in this part
of the state. THE DEMOCRAT re
joices with these sons of toil who
richly deserve it all and more.
A. S. Gracff had a fine crop of
wheat this year. TomSpratt with
an S foot Deering binder and 12
horses and our friend Hen
ry Becker and Wm. Marshall with
their 6 foot McCormick binder and
8 horses did the cutting. Mr.
Spratt had a machine that would
cut a third wider swath , 50 per cent
more horse power , a level field and
standing grain and given the ad
vantage of the large field , while
Mr. Becker cut on small pieces
that was rougher ground and down
grain , but it was a noticeable fact
that Mr. Becker's machine did the
best work in binding and that Mr.
Spratt cut only 7 acres more though
cutting an hour longer in the tivo
Mrs. CenaM. Sampson , of Eing-
sted , Iowa , stopped off at Valen
tine last Saturday on her way to
Fremont from Merriman where
she has been visiting her mother
and sister , Mrs. Hussong. Mrs.
Downing and Mrs. Sampson spent
a couple of weeks in Hot Springs ,
S. D. , returning to Merriman on
the 7th inst. Mrs. Sampson hap
pened to an accident while out
driving a couple of weeks ago south
of Merriman. The wagon tipped
over and was dragged over her
but fortunately she was not ser
iously hurt. After a couple of
weeks visit in Fremont Mrs. S.
will return to her home at Ring-
sted , Iowa.
Card of Thanks.
We sincerely thank our friends
and the Orders of Valentine and
Hot Springs for their kindness dur
ing the sickness and burial of our
wife and mother.
W. A. PETTYCKEW AND FAMILY.
M. E. Church JYofes.
Morning subject , "Job a Lesson
for All Ages. " Evening , "The
Meanest People in the World are
Three new members were re
ceived in the church last Sunday.
Conference will begin Wednes
day evening , September 9th.
A fall line of
There's Tablets , Writing Paper and En
velopes ; Memorandums , Pencils and Ink.
The prices are popular and you get the best
value that money will buy. A big full
stock of it to select from.
E. H. BOHLE ,
- The Confectioner.
FKED WiirrTEJionE , President JHABLES SPAKKS , Cashier
J. W STETTKU , Vice President CORA L WATTKHB , Assistant Cashier
Interest paid on time
. VALENTINE STATE BANK
Capital , $ > , OOO
| Surplus , S 1,000
Persons seeking a place of safety for their
Office Hours money , will profit by investigating the
0 A. M. to 4 P. M.
! methods employed in our business.
To use its columns
I to advance your business interests ,
Here's a paper that will get business.
You pay the printer and he tells the
people what you want them to know.
If you have the best thing in the world ,
why not tell somebody ? If you want
_ anything in the line of
Letter Heads Bill Heads ,
Envelopes Wedding Stationery
Calling Cards Business Cards
Sale Bills Etc , Etc ,
Give THE DEMOCRAT the job. Eem-
ember we guarantee our work and the
prices are right. Any quanity goes.
No job is too small. Bring it in.
Jas. E. Pepper W. H. McBrayer Canadian Club
. : KT.
All the standard brands of Whiskies' , domestic and
imported Wines , Gordon's Dry Gin , and Cigars
of the choicest brands. Blue Eibbon Bottled Beer
Oakland Hunters Rye Blue Grass Beware Scotch Whiskey
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W. T. Bishop ,
VERY FEED AND SALE STABLE
The Wilber Barn
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HEADQUARTERS FOR M
WINES , LIQUORS AND CIGARS
OF THE CHOICEST BRANDS
Valentine - - Nebraska
. A. BONSER
We have purchased the Bowers
barn and will conduct a
Livery , Feed and Sale Stable
We have 150 head of good * horses ,
broke and unbroke , .for sale.
Come and see us