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THE VALENTINE DEMOC1AT
! . M. RICE Eoror
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Notices of losses of stock free to brand adver-
Fusion State Ticket.
For Judge of the Supreme Court
JUDGE J. J. SQLLIVAN.
For Regents of the University
"VVM. O. JONES ,
Of Adams County.
DR. E. O. WEBBER ,
Of Saunders County.
For District .Judges loth Jud. Dist. .
W. H.UWESTOVER ,
Of Sheridan County.
J. J. HARRINGTON ,
Of Holt County.
Call for I > ( kmocrutic County
Convention , Sept. 8,19O3
The Democratic County Con
vention is called to meet in Valen
tine , .Nebr. , Sept. 28 , 1903 , at 10
o'clock a. m. for the purpose of
placing in nomination candidates
for the following offices : Clerk ,
Treasurer , Sheriff , Supt. , Judge ,
Surveyor , Coroner and Assessor ,
and the transaction of such other
business as may come before the
convention. The basis of repres
entation for the several precincts
will be one delegate for every 10
votes or major fraction thereof
cast for W. H. Thompson for gov
ernor in 1902 and one delegate at
large from each precinct , said ap
portionment will entitle the several
precincts the following represen
tation in said convention :
Barley 2 Buffalo Lake 2
Moiling Springs 4 Cleveland u
Detvey Duke 2 Enlow -2
Kly 2 Georgia 2
German 2 Gillasple 3
I'oose Creek 2 Invln 2
Kennedy 2 Kewanee 2
l/up 4 Lavaca , 3
Merriman 4 Miunechaduza 3
Mother Lake 1 N'euzpl 3
Pleasant Hill 3 Sparks 3
Sch Ingle 2 sharps Ranch 2
Table 3 Valentlue 11
The delegates present from the
1st commissioner district will also
nominate a candidate for commiss
ioner of the 1st commissioner dis
trict. It is recommended that the
precinct caucuses be held Satur
day , September 19th , and that a
precinct committeeman be elected
by them. It is further recom
mended that no proxies be allowed
and that the delegates present cast
the full vote of the precinct rep
resented by them.
W. E. HALEY , dim.
I. M. KICE , Sec'y.
The Populist convention is here
by called as above.
Gus CAHLSOX , Chm.
J. W. WIIILLANS , Sec.
Dr. Seymour coming Oct. 16th.
Dress trimmings , notions and
millinery at Mrs. Elmore's.
Emma Ehrsam , of Bassett , is
working for E. H. Bohle.
The J. C. C. Corset , the best
cheap corset made , at the Ladies'
store. Mrs. Elmores.
Judge W. H. Westover called
on us yesterday while in town as a
lay delegate attending the M. E.
conference which is in session at
this place. There are numerous
ministers here and they will have
Last week the Star Journal of
Ainsworth swapped proprietors ,
Jas. W. Burleigh retiring and K.
S. Rising and C. A. Barnes assum
ing charge. Mr. Burleigh gave a
long farewell address in which he
indicated that his heart was right
though he made mistakes and asked
'the forgetfulness of the people for o >
them. The new proprietors are oe oe
well known business men of Ains- e :
wprth and if they follow their intentions - <
tentions the Star-Journal will rise c
above personalities and controver ir
sies. The paper will be republican it
in and with * 'the ittl
politics start be tl
lief that the republican principles tltl
have been responsible for the un
precedented prosperity of the 01
country , and that republican of !
ficials and law-makers are necessary
sary for the carrying into effect
of those principles. " The DEMO
CRAT extends the usual courtesies
and hopes to meet them as men ,
though opposed politically to their Pi
The Democratic State Platform ,
Following is the platform adopted at the state convention at Columbus :
We , the democrats of Nebraska , in convention assembed , reaffirm
our faith in the principles of the party ad enunciated in the last national
platform , adopted at Kansas City.
We denounce the national republican administration for its failure
to carry out its promises heretofore made and its subservience to special
interests at the expense of and to the detriment of the interests of the
public at large.
We are unalterably opposed to any form of asset currency legisla
tion and to any legislation of the character of the Aldrich bill.
We demand that the attorney genenal of our state shall make ap
plication to the supreme court of the United States for permission to
put the Nebraska maximum freight law into immediate effect , in accord
with the suggestion ot the court. In the campaign one year ago the
democracy of Nebraska charged that the election of a republican legis
lature would be a victory for the railroads and other corporate interests
which presume to dictate in state allairs.
, We call attention to the faithful manner in which republican officials
have championed the corporations , enacting and applying statutes to
the injury of the home owners , farming and business interests to the
profit of the raihoads and othe public corporations. We charge that
the late republican legislature deliberately substituted the Ramsev bill
intending thereby to deny to the farmers of this state all relief irom the
grain trust , the most burdensome and exacting combine now operating
within this state.
We arraign the republican party of Neb.aska for the failure of thei
last legislature to keep its ante-election promises ; to provide a just and j
equitaple revenue law , and charge chat it surreodered to corporate in
fluence and dictation , discriminated in favor of the railroads in the tax-
's ' ! ation thereof.
We arraign the republican state administration for its extravagant
expenditures and for burdening the state with an immense lloating in
debtedness as a direct result of such action and we demand a more
economic handling of the public funds. The shameful interference by
Governor Mickey in the efforts of his deputies to properly and honestly
enforce the provisions of the oil inspection law should meet the severe
condemnation of every lover of law. His notorious and successful at-f
tempt to pei mit the Standard Oil company to sell in this state a grade"
of oil condemed by his deputies as dangerons to the life and property of
consumers must be construed as evidence of woeful ignorance or crimi
We believe the judiciary to be the corner stone of American govern
ment , both state and national. Upon its ability , independence and in
tegrity rests the future of American institutions. We therefore demand
that the judiciary of this state be kept free from partisan bias and the A
undue influence of special and corporate interests.
We commend to the voters of Nebraska the record of John J. Sulli
van as embodying our ideas of the high character the judiciary ought to
We invite all citizens , without reference to their political affilia
tions , who agree with us in the foregoing principles and who believe in
an independent judiciary to support the nominees of this convention.
Old Settlers Picnic
Britt , Nebr. , Sept 19 , 1903 ,
Ball Game Purse § 25 00
Horse Race 12 00
Broke Saddle Horse Eace . - 10 00
Pony [ Race.- . - 8 00
Foot Race. / 3 00
Boys's Foot Race 2 00
Kail Driving Contest . 3 00 -
Shoe Race for Boys 1 00 _ _
Bong Jump , . . 2 00
Music Fair view Orchestra.
Address of "Welcome Don Kellogg.
Song Thou Merry Bird Quartet.
Recitation George Sanner.-
Recitation Clare VanMeter
Song Our School Boy Days. . . . Male Quartet.
Speech Resources of Cherry Co. O. W. Halm.
Recitation Lizzie Hobson.
Music Fairview Orchestra.
Prophesy The Environment of our
Posterity , 20 YearsHence. . .Mrs. L. Salmon.
Song Fay Pettycrew.
Recitation Hilda Green.
Recitation Mamie Cavinaugh.
Song Frog in the Pond Male Quartet.
Recitation Hattie Gaskill.
Burlesque Anna Gaskill.
Ode to Old Settlers Lottie Cramer.
Song Beautiful River Quartet.
Speaking by Walcott and Easley.
A Trans-Continental Gateway
A. new book descriprive of
Oinalia issued by The
North-Western Line ,
One of the most attractive railroad
publications that has been seen in
juite a while is the booklet descrip
tive of Omaha , Council Bluffs and
South Omaha , now being distributed
ay the passenger department of the
Uhicaco & North-Western Ry. It is
i very interesting publication giving
L mass of information as to the his-
orical , civic and commercial growth
f the cities named , all gotten up in
ixcellent taste , handsomely illustrat-
d and bound in an attractive cover.
The North-western Line is to be
omplimented < on the spirit evidenced
Q producing Ijthis publication , which
b is hoped will be of much value to
hose cities to whose interest the lit.
le volume is devoted.
A copv of the book may be secured
n receipt of 2-cent stamp sent to E.
. Cheyney , General Agent. 1401 Par-
am St. , Omaha.
The Valentine Bottling Works
uts up eleven different kinds of
ChicagoV Centennial Cele
The Chidago & North-Western R'y
announces that much interest is be
ing evidenced throughout the west in
Chicago's celebration of
the 100th an
niversary of that city's settlement in
1803. The celebration will take place
from September 26th to October 1st
next , with a
program that includes a
series of commemorative events that
possess many special features of int
erest. A great naval display will be
a part of the program , together with
regattas and the spectacular arrival
in canoes , by way of the lake , of 400
Indians , the descendents of tribes
formerly occupying this site , who will
establish village around a repro
duction of old Fort Dearborn , on the
Athletic contests , parades , great
fire works displays , patriotic meet-
i ingg and religious services , a grand
chorus , military maneuvers by gov
ernment troops , and on the conclud-
day a reception to the President of
the United States and other disting
uished guests , all contribute to a most f .
elaborate program. L.T
Every energy is being employed to
make the occasion typical of that spir a
it that has made Chicago one of the u
greatest cities in the world. N
Remember Dr. Barnes , who was (
here Tuesday , Sept 1st , treating tl : :
eyes , will be here again Oct. 7th. ;
Remember the date. i
MAY MAKE CHANGES IN ARMY
SiniT31ay Divide De
partment of Missouri anil
Washington , D. 0. , Sept. 2. The
Post says that the general staff of
the army is considering the advis
ability of realigning the depart
moots to conform to changes in
the transportation situation. "It
is possible , " says the Post , "that
one or more departments will be
created. The department of the
east , for example , may be divided
into two , the new one to be desig
nated either as the department of
the south or the gulf. Kansas ,
Oklahoma and Indian Territory
may be taken from the the depart
ment of Missouri and combined in
to one department.
Another proposition , even of
more interest to the country , that
is being considered by the general
staff , is the rehabilitation of num
erous forts and posts in various
parts of the country , but mainly
in the west , which have been
abandoned for several years. Now
that the army consists of nearly
70,000 men it is discovered that
the posts which have been kept in
repair are not numerous enough to
accommodate the troops comfort
ably. It is not improbable that in
this necessity some new posts will
have to be establised. World-Her
Nebraska at the World's Fair ,
The Sugar Beet Industry Form * nn
Attractive JExliibit Other Agricul
tural Features-Splendid Ed
The great State of Nebraska , in
making her World's Fair exhibit
at St. Louis , will draw largely from
the state museum , with its treas
ures , valued at more than § 125,000
and will also have the private col
lection of the Hon , Charles H. Merrill -
rill , which cost more than 850,000.
Nebraska's commission selected
a building site on the plateau of
.States facing the Kansas building ,
and between the Oklahoma and
Colorado buildings. The building
was designed by Thomas Kimball ,
of Omaha. It will be 80x100 feet
and will cost $15,000.
The appropriation provided by
the state legislature is § 35,000.
Commercial organizations and pri
vate individuals have undertaken
the task of doubling this sum , and
have guaranteed the success of the
undertaking. With the collection
of the state museum and Prof. Mor-
ril's valuable collection , Nebraska
will practicably have § 200,000 at
In the department of Education ,
Nebraska will make an especially
comphrensive exhibit under the
control of Prof. E. H. Barbour , of
the Nebraska State University , at
In the Palace of Agriculture , the
sugar beet industry will be the basis
for a splendid display , showing the
accepted methods of cultivating the
beet , and in the production of sug
ar. A sugar beet factory will be
shown in operation. Nebraska is
the state in which this great indus
try was developed , and where the
first sugar beet factory and refin
ery were established. ,
Other products in the agricul
tural department that will form
the basis for large exhibits will be
wheat , corn , oats and the grasses.
The horticultural exhibit will em
brace choice selections from the
apple , grape and small fruit crops.
The usual field day exercises
will take place at Ft. Niobrara
next Tuesday , Sept. 15th. For
lack of space we are unable to pub
lish the program this week.
We enjoyed a pleasant call yes
terday with Mrs. M. E. Phelps , of
Chicago , a sister of Mrs. Jas.
Wilson of Georgia , who died about su
year ago. Mrs. Phelps has been st <
up to Georgia visiting with Mrs. ar
Nina Wilson and looking after her it1
stock. Many of Valentine people a i
remember Mrs. Phelps as one of ni :
he early teachers of Cherry counco
y'and liv d in Valentine in 1891 by
ind ' 92 ,
A full line of
There's Tablets , Writing Paper and En
velopes ; Memorandums , Pencils and Ink ; '
The prices are popular and you grefc the best
value that money will buy. A big full
stock of it to select from.
E. H. BOHLE ,
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FKKD WiirrrEMonE. President JIIARI.ES SPARKS , Cashier
M J. W. STKTTKB , Vice President CORA i , WATTKRS , Assistant Cashier
Interest paid on time * f
deposits. ! ' :
VALENTINE STATE BANK
Capital , S25.OOO
Surplus , S 1OOO
Persons seeking a place of safety for their
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You pay the printer and he tells the
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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. Rem
ember we guarantee our work and the
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i ? f3 & @ 53 ft *
Jas. E. Pepper W. H. McBrajer Canadian Ohib
G-eo , INT. .
All the standard brands of Whiskies , domestic and
imported Wines , Gordon's Dry Gin , and Cigars
of the choicest brands. Blue Ribbon Bottled Beer
a speciality. ' ' . ' : : .
Oakland Hunters Rje Blue
Grass Dewars Scotch Whiskey
W. T. Bishop ,
LIVERY FEED AND SALE STABL
The Wilber Barn
Your Patronage Solicited.
WINES , LIQUORS AND CIGARS
OF THE CHOICEST BRANDS
Now is the time to get your in-
irance on your buildings and
cck. Storms have already begun
id if you are without insurance
will be your neglect. It costs but
trifle to insure against fire , light-
ng and tornadoes in the best state
mpanies. They are represented
' I. M. Rice , Valentine , Nebr.
A house , stable
and two lots for
IN. U KIGGS
, woodlake , Nebr.
50 QOWS with
calves by their
Lake , lSTebr , OO