The Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Cherry Co., Neb.) 1896-1898, August 18, 1898, Image 1

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Coming Events
Democratic Senatorial Convention Aug 20
Fpullst Senatorial Convention August 20
Teachers Reception Aug 20
WatsonS Lecture Aug 24
Edilh Turner ElocutionistAugust 2G
O E S Entertainment August 31
Old Settlers Reunion Sarks Sept 2 and 2
Labor Day September 5
School begins Sept 5
P opuhst commissioner Convention Sept 9
democratic Commissioner Coneiition fcept 9
W L Gieene Sept 10
Populist Countv Com ention Sept to
Democratic County Convention -Sept 10
Republican Comr Contention Sept 17
A Newberry of Cody was a county
seat visitor last Friday
Geo Rienert made a flying trip
down the road Saturday
Bruce Moore of Merriman register
ed at The Donoher Sunday
Mrs T 0 Hornby returned home
from Chadronunday morning
C II Bullis has sold the Ft Nio
brara mail route to John Dillon
A sister of J E Thackrey is work
ing in the county treasurers office
T Fowler and wife of Sparks regis
tered at the Valentine House Sunday
2 E Gardner or Norden was in
town yesterday on his way home from
S F Gilman of Davenport Iowa
is looking after his business interests
here this week
Geo ITiggins and Miss Shannon of
Brownlee were visitors in town the
latter part of last week
Mrs Sam Oliver and daughter of
Longpine are visiting the family of
John Simpson this week
The local chapter 0 E S will give
a social August 31 Wednesday in
honor of the birth of their order
John Maher is home at Chadron on
furlough from Chickamauga He says
that the boys are anxious to get home
Charles Carver of Alliance F M
Moffitt of Hyamirs and Philip Pull
inan were in town from the southwest
F riday
STH Steele of David City one of
Butler countys legal lights was in
town Saturday evidently on political
Dr J C Dwyer and wife who have
been visiting Hot Springs S D re
turned home yesterday morning
much pleased with their trip
Elmer Dillon a member of the 12lh
Infantry who was in the battles
around Santiago is home on furlough
airdis visiting with his parents
We understand that several young
girls in this town are doing considera
ble wading these dusky evenings
Hope they will not get beyond their
Amos Strong visited Georgia yester
day and attached a bunch of stock
belonging to Henry Auguslin to secure
payment of a debt due Frank
jtfiss Edittf Stark has arrived home
from the Lincoln Normal and is at
tending the county institute prepara
tory to entering upon her duties as
teacher in the public schools
Ah his hearing Monday Chas
lmg waived examination and was put
under 500 bonds for his appearance
at district court to answer the charge
ofcboiYalingrpreferred against him
in a neigffiioring town stole
- s pillow from a hotel and left for parts
unknown Thejwilage marshal gave
chase to iSethTef but did not recover
LUUUjju iuc iuici 6r Jim
fl 1 plllOW
Xow that the war is over the Pon
caJournal has revived the name of
Donald McLean and his railroad pro
iect The scheme has been dead so
long that it- is liable to be decayed
K WeiW Frontier
Dr I i leys horse- Kad a touch of
crtjc after conaing from the post Sat-
1Vay and laid down in the street
Itiwas quite freely remarked that the
horse was not a democrat orit would
neveriiave laid down
August 31 is the birthday of Eobeit
Morris founder of the Order of the
Eastern Star and the local chapter
will celebrate the event this year by
givinga literary program in Cornell
Hall commencing promptly at 730
4clock followed by a supper All
Masons with their wives and families
L sjnyited 7
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ana as rattlesnakes are so numerous
this summer he herewith gives a cure
for thi3 poisonous bite which has never
failed to cure Take a yolk of an egg
one tablespoonf ul of gun powder one
tablespoonful of salt mix well together
and apply to the wound It will soon
fill with poison and should be removed
Repeat same until poison is drawn out
Norden Boredlis
nold your yall er Iegged chickens
until September The M E confer
ence convenes in Gordon on Sept 8
and there will be about fifty preachers
to feed Chickens will be in demand
E E Crane a young ranchman
from southeast of Merriman was in
Gordon last Tuesday and made this
office a pleasant call He came up to
get Mrs Crane who has been taking
treatment at the Gordon hospital
Gordon Journal
A J Plumer shipped two cars of
cattle from this point Wednesday
night He shipped to South Omaha
Miss Ella Still well of Valentine was
in our town Monday She was selling
books and registered at the Commer
There is considerable talk of estab
lishing a telephone line from this city
to Pullman in fact a petition has been
circulated and we are safe in predict
ing that Whitman and Pullman will
soon be connected This-is- an excel
lent move and should receive the
hearty co operation of the citizens oi
both places WJritman Sun
Done representatives or as many
different bridge companies were in
town Monday attending the meeting
of the board of county commissioners
These were they Geo F Ivony of
Des Moines A M Blodgett of Kan
sas City Al Bohr of Leavenworth
P H Everhard of Kansas City J F
Griffith of Des Moines M J Under
wood of Kansas City M L Scott of
Wahoo L E Boyle of Omaha and
A McLouth Kansas The last named
geatleman has been in thebridge busi
ness for thirty years and has grown
gray in the work while some of the
representatives were mere striplings
without even a suggestion of a beard
Mr Underwood was the lucky bidder
this time and the others made things
lively good naturedly for him during
jthe evening
TeachcrH Institute
The teachers have taken the town
and the hearts of half our young men
are in a state of siege
Thirty five pairs of eyes grown
sharp with study nnd teaching greet
ed Miss Stoners words which opened
the sixth annual Cherry county teach
ers institute Prof C M Pinkerton
of Lead S D and Tt II Watson of
Valentine are the instructors aud
Miss Stoner conducts the institute in
person Yesterday forty one namc3
appeared on the institute rolls as fol
Ashburn Mabel
Bennett Maude
Carlson Alma
Dunham Clara
Doyle Inez
Fowler- Mrs
Folks Maude
Gordon Mrs
Hubbard Lottie
Hayes Lizzie
nahn Mabel
Lincoln Isis
Burley Amy
Bowring Jessie
Collett Tacy
Doty C H
Edwards- Jean
Fairhead Laura
Gordon F F
Gee Mrs C A
Hamar Floreuce
Hornback Mrs B
Harden Mrs M R
Maxwell Martha
Morgareidge Je Morgareidge Rosa
McLaughlin Ke Peyton Eva L
Petti John Myrtle
Richardson L
Stark Edith
Stinard Ada
Smith Inez
Thorn Bert ha
130 215
215 24o
245 250
250 330
330 415
Eoberts Fanny
Shaughnessy Mary
Stinard Ida
Shaughnessy Mgie
Tillson Laura
Towne Mabel
Watson Mary C
The work has proceeded smoothly
and without interruption from the
first morning according to the follow
ing program
800 815 Opening Exercises
815 900 A Arithmetic
B Grammar
900 945 B Arithmetic
A Grammar
945 1030 U S- History
10 30 10 40 Intermission
1040 1125 Bookkeepingi
1125 1200 Physiology
12J0 115 Noon
l15 l3u Oueninj Exercises
English Literature
Civil Government
Prof Pinkerton teacher of arithme
tic history physiology civil govern
ment and didactics Prof Watson
teaches grammar bookkeeping litera
ture aud orthography Rev Moore
conducts the music atJheopening ex
ercises With -such a corps of in
structors the teachers cannot fail to re
ceive great and lasting benefit from
their attendance at the institute
Both Prof Watson and Pinkerton are
witty as well as wise and they manage
to keep their pupils interested while
giving instruction illustrating many
important points with apt anecdotes
Ye editor dislikes to criticise anv
thing pertaining to our schools but he
feels that things are not as they should
be in Cherry county Of the 41 teach
ers who attended the institute yester
day he knows 01 but two whom he
would care to vouch for as gentlemen
Tis sad but true
Prof Pinkerton delivered a lecture
to the teachers and their friends Tues
day eyening on The Three Greatest
Ideas of Life which is said to have
been a splendid thing Our reporter
failed to furnish us an abstract of the
Professors talk much to our regret
State Superintendent W R Jackson
visited the Institute yesterday and
gave the teachers a talk last evening
CommiSHioncrs Proceedings
Valentine NEjfipAiig iri9
Board of county commissioners met
as per adjournment
Members present P Sullivan
chairman WA Parker and T P
On motion Geo Elliott was granted
duplicate of holdout for 322 to use
as refunding order that amount hav
ing been erroneously held out at June
On motion John F nook was ap
pointed road overseer for road district
2To 17
On motion the petition of G H Fol
som and others to vacate road run
ning northwest from Merriman to
South Dakota line was rejected
On motion the affidavits otthe Han
sen Cattle Co and the assessor of
Loup precinct that 92 head of cattle of
said company had been erroneously
assessed in Loup precinct was acted
upon and the clerk ordered to draw
a refunding orderfor 1210 on the
county treasurer
On motion bids for four bridges ad
vertised for in July were opened and
found to be as follows
Canton O Wrought Iron Co 1935
BelefpntainBridge andIronCq 2413
Published for Four Years ftp
Edith F Turners elocution enter
tainment will be Qne Methodist
church August 26 1898
W E Haley is having a furnace
bath tub water closet and Are place
built in his new house This will
make one of the most complete resi
dences in town when finished and will
bo a credit to our city
One of the mo3t severe electrical
storms of recent years visited Valen
tine Monday Kain fell to the extent
of 87 of an inch aodforj an hour or
two heavens artillery poured forth a
terrific fire lightning and thunder be
ing almost constant
T P Spratt favored ye editor with a
halt bushel of early Ohio potatoes
Monday which were raised in a coun
try where it never rains They were
large firm and mealy in fact the
best we have had this year Tom says
he will have about 500 bushels just as
nice as the sample
Dr Wm Donoher left Tuesday
morning for Omaha where he will vis
it the Exposition for a short time be
fore resuming his practice in St Louis
The Doctor is one of the Valentine
boys who are making namc3 f anthem
selves in the world and everyone here
is interested in his welfare
Dr Dwyers barn was struck by
lightning yesterday and considerably
damaged A number of pigeons which
had taken shelter in the barn were kill
ed During the storm the first of the
week live head of cattle and a horse
belonging to Ghas Sears below Fort
Niobrara were killed by lightning
At their meeting Tuesday evening
the school board re employed C W
Maxwell as janitor for the school
building for the ensuing year T C
Hornby was awarded the contract for
furnishing the school supplies It was
reported that Miss Bruner had been
elected to a position as teacher in Nor
folk but we are informed on good
authority that the report false
School will begin Sept 5
One of J B Swims horses got bit
by a rattle snake one day this week
Kapsas City Bridge Co 2120
Mo Val Brge and Iron Works 2167
a McLouth 2130
free E King Bridge Co 2375
Farnsworth Blodgett 2347
Canton Bridge Co 2377
o R Sheeley 2250
The Canton Ohio Wrought Iron
Company being the lowest bidder was
awarded the contract for 1935
Whereupon the board adjourned to
August 16 1898
August 16 Board met pursuant
to adjournment members all present
On motion the board proceeded to
the treasurers office for the purpose of
checking up his books and accounts
to July 1 1898 Finished checking up
tieasurers books and proceeded to
other business
On motion the report of fees receiv
ed by Arnos Strong sheriff to July 1
1898 was accepted
On motion the report of fees re
ceived by W R Towne county judge
to July 1 1898 was accepted
On motion the report of fees received
by J W Daniels county clerk to
July 1 1898 was accepted
Whereupon the board adjourned to
August 17 1898
August 17 Board met pursuant
to adjournment members all present
On motion the following claims were
allowed and warrants ordered drawn
ou county bridge fund
L B Belding lumber and bridge
work claimed 23 10 allowed 21 60
On county general fund
Hiram Cornell rent Aug 97 6 67
BSing balance due caused by error in
filing claim for August 1897
On county bridge fund
J W Yeast bridge material 1 00
1 S Ludwig 8 65
On county general fund
State Journal co supplies 1 53
W R Towne State vs Geo Hisliop c K
Davenport Thacher supplies poor 5 00
On county bridge fund
T P Spratt iewing bi idye sites 12 00
F G lieese road woik 8 10
On county general fund
J W Daniels recording ollicial bonds 5 5 25
John ScdLicuk State vs 5 50
J W Daniels erpenses 2d qr 1893 9 57
Amos Strong State vs Derling 48 8S
On county bidgBturr
It Kansenrepairiifg bridge 1 50
On county general fund
niram Cornell rent July 1803 GG C7
Crabb Vincent comity supplies 1 50
Davenpoit Thachersppplies for poor 3 05
State Journal Co pub bridge notices 12 50
Amos oiroujj niaie vs ucrnug 0 to
Davenport Tlucher supplies for poor 2 35
L D Barnes assessor 50 00
35wtml Perry clerk returns 8 00
a lhur Sawyer -100
James Hudson judge 4 00
Win Hnes 4 00
A 1 Kusicie 4 00
J W Daniels fees dist com t CO 00
J H Qtugley supplies for poor 4 00
On motion the following amounts
were deducted from the above allowed
claims and applied upon delinquent
personal taxes
J II Quigley 5 i 00 L D names 50 00
F G Iteese 1 80 LK Belding 21 GO
On motion the following claims were
allowed and warrants ordered drawn
on the county general fund
Alfred Lewis salary as county yhys 12 50
Daenpoit Tliacheusupplies for poor- G 85
u G ID
State Journal Co supplies 30 00
On motion the following claim was
allowed on the county bridge fund and
warrant ordered diSwn
D 6 Ludwig bridge material 12 05
On motion the clerk was ordered to
draw retunding order in favor of F E
M V R 11 for 13677 same haviug
been paid under pi otest Also refund
ing order on county treasurer in favor
of J Bates for 80 csnts same having
beea paid under protest
On motion the road petition of II
D Webster and others was laid over
to Jan 1898
On motion the clerk was ordered to
draw a refunding order on county
treasurer in favor of W R Towne
for 6500 same haying been errone
ously assessed in 1896
On motion the- petition for bridge
across the Niobrara at Brewers ford
of A J Brewer and others was taken
up Commissioner Sullivan voting to
reject Commissioner Parker voting to
lay petition over to June 1899 and
Commissioner spratt voting to allow
said petition As a result petition
was laid over to June 1899
On motion report of fees received
by L U Stoner for 2nd quarter 1898
was accepted
On motion the annual settlement of
M L Richardson road supervisor
road district No 28 was accepted and
vvairant ordered drawn on road fund
for 1800
On motion the bids for furnishing
the county with hard coal for the year
f Mm 3 f 5l
C A YTells
O iM I u
Office over
CJievry County JBanJz
ending July SI 1599 were opened and
bids found to be as follows
Fischer Ludwig per ton 9 95
Geo Hornby 10 80
Fisher Ludwig being lowest bidder
was awarded the contract at 995
per ton
On motion the petition of A J
Plumer and others to bond Cherry j
county for the sum of 5000 to bu ild 1
a court house was taken up informally
discussed an laid over to October meet
On motion the petition of W A
Shelbourn and others to have road
laid out and bridge built across the
Snake river near se corner of ne of
section 11 tp 30 range 32 was grant
On motion the board proceeded to
the jail to inspect the same Return
ed and ordered the sheriff to have the
jail whitewashed
On motion the following claim was
allowed on the county general fund
D btinurdr mdse for poor 3 GO
On motion the following amount
was deducted and applied on delin
quent personal taxes
D Stinard 3 00
On motion the holdout for
4 of Wm Cavanaugh erroneously
heid out at June meeting was can
celed and clerk ordered to draw war
rant for 4 on county general fund
On motion the following claims were
allowed and warrants ordered drawn
on county general fund
W A Parker com fees 11 60
TV S Barker pub treas state 27 00
On- motion clerk was ordered to
cancel holdout for 180 erroneously-
heldont on F G Eeese and draw a
warrant in his favor for 180 on
county road fund
On motion all justices are strictly
forbidden to give orders for supplies
or medical attendance to poor unless
absolutely known to be paupers
Whereupon the board adjourned to
August 18 1898
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NO 30
To make room for
other goods we are
going to close oiit all
Mens Youths
and Boys
regardless of cost
ave Money
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By buying at our store A lfiue of
Drugs Oils Paints Yarnism ete
argest line of WALL PAPER in STortfmvest Nebr
Elliotts Pmg Store
Hprr cutting and shaving
yfcp in the W H Closes building
Fine line of plain and fancy jew
eliy constantly on hand
Repairing promptly executed and
done in the best manner
Full- line of sporting goods
All work executed with promptness
and accuracy
Trade Marks
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