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. " # - , . THE VALENTINE QEMOCW I. M. HICK lJ' * "t. . , - MARK ZAKR Foreman. ' - - j Entered at the postofiice at Valentine , Cherrv c > i'ntyJ/N br. . . s Se court Clans Matter. fc. \ . ' TBR.V1S : Subscription $1.00 per year in advnnct" Sl.SO when in ; . * i > Display Advertising 1 inrh sintr , . ' " 'u ' Jfu * * - , - < - > * , * ? MO Local Notices , Obituaries. L Jj - Kr-MMun ? i , . , , .Hi < i , - * . . iiu M r revvm 5c per line per issue. Brands , li inches$4.00 per \ear in advynct" ; idd1 ioiMlpice $ : j. M year ; engraved blocks extra $1 00 each. 10 per cent additional to above rates if over 6 months in arrears. Parties living outside Cherry county are requested to pay in advance. ; Notices of losses of stock free to brand advertisers. . THURSDAY , MARCH 7 , 1907. YES , WHAT DO YOU THINK OF IT ? That Letter. What do .you think of it ? WQ suppose that everyone who read the county attorney's letter to Mr. Wakefield , regarding the quarantining of his family , formed an opinion. That was only a nat ural thing for them to do. Furth er comment was not necessary. The Republican took up the de fense of the county attorney's ac tion automatically , which was a , natural thing for that paper to do. We were not surprised that some defense would be attempted , but h we did not think The Kupublican would claim that the county at torney had prosecuted every case and every violation of the law 'to which his attention had been called. * " -4 But that is not a surprise either. i We would suggest for the en lightenment of our esteemed con temporary , if he should not hap pen to know , that he may inquire of people near Thacher regarding complaints made against two people ple living in open violation of the law. Did the county attorney prosecute them ? Did he prosecute anybody at Woodlake for selling intoxicating liquors in open violation of the law ? Perhaps our local contemporary is aware of other similar cases that he thinks the people are not aw.are of. tO , Lord , help us to inflict punishment upon our enemies who are transgressors and to shield our ' ' friends , " is too much the policy of those clothed in a little brief authority. HANNA VOTED NO ! On the last day of February the 2-cent fare bill was passed with the proviso that no railroad shall b3 required to sell any ticket for less than 5 cents and was sent to /jov. Sheldon for his approval which he has seen fit to withhold. The bill was passed by the senate in a vote of 27 for , and 4 : against , one of the four being Senator Hanna of Cherry county. The senate amendment was con curred in by the house in a vote of 91 for and 1 against. The four senators who voted against the bill were : Burns of Lancaster. Glover of Custer. Gould of Greeley. Hanna of Cherry. Our own David Hanna , whom Cherry county supported so loyal ly , lias now explained his vote of two years ago as representative on the 100-pound rate stock shipping bill which , people were told waste to their interests and advantage. [ People will no longer doubt that Mr. Hanna's motives were wholly with the stockmen whom he did not wish to get the worst of it in crowding their cattle into a car , nor to endanger their lives by be ing encouraged to ride too fre quently on the railroad cars. ] The 2-cent passenger traffic will go into effect from today ( Thurs day ) in the state of Nebraska. Our representative , Albert H. Metzger has stood for the measures that Cherry county people needed and have long wanted , and it seems that the majority of the legislature this year forgot partisanship and worked for the interests of the people generally , but David Han na and a few others will have to explain before we can understand the wisdom of his records in the legislature. We could not oppose him strong ly in the last campaign because he was a stockman and we thought he would be interested in lower freight and passenger rates and other things in common with our people. We are sorry to learn different. David Hanna has run his race in Cherry county politics. Not because he has voted against the people's interest in this one case , but because of such a tend ency to forget the interests of his constituents. SHELDON WOULDN'T SIGN. Gov. Sheldon has won the dis- appoval of Nebraska people gen erally in his refusal to sign the 2- cent fare bill which so unanimous ly passed the senate and house last week. His refusal to sign the bill amounts to a veto as far as wil lingness goes to do something for the people , and lines him up with the railroads , along with Speaker Nettleton , David Hanna and a few others who have proved traitorous to their trust and who are only held back by the wholesale ma jority against them irom doing more for the railroa'ds under cov er of uthe best we-could do. " It appears that Gov. Sheldon was expecting the legislature to fail to pass the 2-cent fare bill in effective manner and that he ex pected to become a "big man" for the people ostentatiously while playing into the hands of the railroads by effecting a 2lc rate compromise to supplant the dis- * * GRANT BOYER , CARPENTER & BUILDER. All kinds of wood work done to order. Stock tanks made in all sizes Valentine , - . Nebraska e&sst ae&ss z pair of the 2-cent rate fgr which hr H Id receive credit" from both , tl > e ppopjf- and the railroads. T uM Vivo the SPmbIiM' ) ' ' of placing nim an'apparont vic tor over railway domination , with the people Whatever maybe Gov. Shel don's motive , it will be hard for him -in explain satisfactorily to t' ' . ' [ ; , U ; lnt he is other than a railrnad mpathizer and not in sympathy with the over-burdened tax paying farmers who have more than their share of Ne- i brasKa's expense. It is plain to be seen that the governor wants to remain non-committal , perhaps for political effect. How would the 2-cent rate bill have fared at the hands of Gov. , Sheldon if it had passed with a meagre majority , with no hopes of two-thirds majority over a veto by the governor ? We are inclined to the belief that the bill would have been etoed and killed had such been the case. Why didn't the people vote for Shallenberger who came out flatfooted - footed in his campaign for the 2-cent rate and get the man who would have been in harmony with the people and their legislature ? It was partisan politics , domi neered by railroad influence , that defeated Mr. Shallenberger. The people see their mistake now when it is too late , but will they take heed and vote different next time , or will they continue to be humbugged as in the past ? Some are beginning to get their eyes opened and we hope there will be careful and thoughtful voting ing and thinking after this ex perience , which by reason of honest - i est legislators exposed th.e 'trait orous element THE RAILROAD ATTITUDE- "Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad. " This quo tation applies to the railroad man agement hereabouts. The policy of railroads is an ex cellent specimen of business folly. It was such when they undertook to fight their taxes in the most of fensive way. They sowed the wind and they are reaping the whirlwind in a thoroughly aroused public resentment. Nevertheless they are not satis fied. They now announce that they will fight the 2-cent passenger rate legislation of Nebraska , Iowa , Missouri and other states. They will be beaten , but even if they wee sure to win the result would only be to fan the flame of public resentment and in the end to pro duce more extreme measures of control. And now , here in Omaha , we are told that the Union Pacific will abandon its headquarters en terprise and the Northwestern will curtail its freight terminal plans. In other words , the railroad management proposes to bite off his nose to spite his face. Go on , gentlemen. The public can stand it if you can. The day of reckoning will come. The forces of regulation and control now slowly getting into action are gathering strength day by day , and every spiteful act of railroad resentment only hastens the cul mination. World-Herald. FOB SALE Fruit and shade trees of all kinds , and small fruit , sliruhs and flowers. Send in your orders or see me at the cellar in Valentine. Trees will be ready for delivery about middle of April. 5 JOHN FERSTL. MAN'S INHUMANITY TO MAN Tiie average man comes ver. % near being an idiot in taking c- a. fur dip ! ! ur > 11i t while his shoes lei in the -now an < < water. lie wears an overcoat or , his back and nothing but a thin shirt over his chest , fie i- * might \ " scared about freezing liis fi"g k while Ins throat 5exp' -e l ' 1 / , za : ' l- a/ni he is olu-n ailing tiiiukhe. H It's herb tea. rou tonics , P terV pills , Paul's pine cordials or plaster * and cures , nn til the balance wheel in the ma chine comes to a stop. Nature wants to keep going , but she can't He drinks whiskey and that clog * , the valves ; he pours down lemon ade , ginger ale , butte.rmilk , ice water , tea coffee , and what not , and then wonders why the fire under the boiler do riot burn. 1. you should take an ox and put him through a like performance he'd ; be dead in a year. The simplest' ' aud plainest laws of health are outraged every hour of the clay by the average man. Did Adam smoke ? Did JEve wear corsets ? Did Solomon chew tobacco ? Did Ruth chew gum ? Did the children of Israel make for a beer garden after crossing the Red sea ? Did Re becca eat gum drops and ice cream and call for soda water ? Adam was the first and was made perf ect from head to heel. How long would he remain so after eating a mince pie before going to bed ? Suppose he had slept in a bed room 5x7 with the windows down , the door shut and two dogs under the bed ? Suppose Eve had laced herself up in a corset , put on tight shoes , sat up all hours of the night eating her fill of trash and sizzled her hair. When you come to look at the way a man misbehaves himself you e.an only wonder he ever lived to get there. Cherokee ( Okla. ) Messenger. Table Items. Otis Hahn , Jr. , has been nursing 'the mumps. We hear John Granger has been selling some fine colts to Jim Pet- tycrew. Was glad to see the rest room patronized. That is a good thing for Valentine. Mrs. Mary Fowler will return this month after the wedding of her neice at Pomeroy , Iowa. Lots of folks from the table took in the silver medal contest. Ger trude Shelbourn won the first prize and Edna Hobson the second. Good for the table girls. Wonder if the city board could not pass a law against spitting up on the sidewalks. At a recent visit to the city it was next to impossible for ladies to step along the Main street walks without stepping in puddles of spit or their skirts dip ping into the filth from the mouths or throats of those bipeds who think it manly to expectorate large ly upon the sidewalks. Some of our large cities impose a fine for such , and it is not a dead law either as many have found to their cost. Say , what are you editors doing now ? Getting ready for the spring municipal election we suppose by the mud that has been thrown about the Wakefield's. We read the letter in THE DEMOCRAT and saw nothing to criticise , except that by the time they received the letter from the county attorney they might all have been dead. Why did he not take a team and a doc tor and go out and .investigate the truth of the charge , or phone outer or send out a physician. We un derstand there is a doctor employed by the county and therefore is a health officer. If all casesof ] diph theria , measles , ( scarlet fever , scar let rash or scarletina , all the same disease in a slightly different form ) were quarantined by the families , how soon would there be an end to epidemics so oftan fatal. Please dish up our hash without a mixture of county or city mud. A . V Economical * " " C3 SSj FRED WHITI'EMORE , t'res CHARLES SPARKS , ( ' & .1. vV STETPEK , Vice Pres. ORAH L BRITTONT , Ass't Cashier. . . 5 n Valentine State Bank Valentine , Nebraska . Capital Surplus Or. $25,000. $2,500.as C 3 Persons seeking- place of safety for their money , will profitby investigating- methods employed in our business. : : : : : : : : : : IS A DOLLAR MADE ! Furniture and Hardware , Household Neces sities in the best Enamel Ware , Eustless Tin , Copper and Nickle Plated Cooking Vessels. Everything to furnish the home. My goods were bought before the raise. Come and get them at the old prices which are equal to a big discount. To see is to believe. Come and be convinced. FRANK FISCHER , Hardware , Furniture and Coal. Pure Liquor Center In all ages of the World and in all Countries men have indulged in "social drinks and have used Whiskey for medical purposes. " They have always possessed themselves of some popular beverage apart from water and those of the breakfast and tea table. Whether it is Judicious that Mankind should continue to indulge in such things , or whether it would be wise to abstain from all en joyments of that character , it is not our province to decide. We leave that question to the Moral Philosopher. We desire the PUBLIC TO KNOW that we are neither BLENDERS , COMPOUNDERS NOR RECTIFIERS ; also that we use the utmost care to purchase our goods from the most reliable houses in America , and just as we get them , they pass into the hands of our customers NO SPURIOUS IMITATIONS or IMPURE LIQ- OURS OFFERED FOR SALE. WE HAVE THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT IN TOWN WHOLESALE DEALER IN A. MELTENDORFF PABST AND KRUG BEERS . Teachers' Association , Mch.,9 VALENTINE , 1:30 P. M. Report from superintendent's sec tion , N. E. A. Chapters 7 , 8 and 9 Putman's Psychology Miss Kortz. Poems and Memory Gems in the Rural School Effie. Starr. Essentials of Good Teaching Cora Thackrey School-room Decorations. Frances Harden. Essentials of Teaching Heading , Chaps. 8 , 9 , 10..Prof. Watson. Card of Thanks. We desire in this way to ex press our sincere thanks to the many kind friends and neighbors who assisted us in our recent , be reavement. MR. AND MRS. GEO. CAMM AND FAMILY. * Four room house to rent ; also , 3 rooms over the Democrat Office for rent as an office or light house keeping. I. M. RICE. Contest Notice. U. S. Land Office. Valentine , Xebra ki ) entry . & hat sail. John Sheets has -is the law n-quires. and he hS ins laohes up to this date tt J ° .cu e aim senceAvasnotdue to liis emnftvlJ * ! L S d barmy - . army , uavy ormarine c rps o" tlni" 1 the its a private soldier , officer Led blates , luring th wawH fi Spain or darnermatine ' ss ± - ! ; ii'y v other sai i " " : parries art- hereby not flnf t"ctusageQ " * PPM ? - * - 3KW SS-BTS.S the lecister and ' " befor * i ind Office. Valfinrinn. rece \ > r v at , . thp . : . - .u ° iteu states a snow that after due whlch jfjhmiotlc- * rvice caunot be i ! ? ordered and directed ls &ereDy by due and U ° "Ce De 8 5 - OLSON. Receiver. LET US FIGURE Qa YOUR LUMBER BILLS BISHOP & YOUNG , Cody , Neb.