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LSYE STOCK AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS
SCIITH OMAHA APO CHICAGO.
WALTER E. WOOD , Cattle Salesman. HKNIIY ( . ' . LEFLKII , Hog Salesman
WE FURNISH MARKET REPORTS FREE OF EXPENSE.
Write to us. (0) ( ) Write to us.
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INCORPORATtD. ESTABLISHED 1862.
3HICACU , ILL SIOUX CITY. IA. ST. JOSEPH , MO. SO. ST , PAUL , MINN.
LIVE STOCK COMMISSION
"OMS ! ? m tt & BULOHC , , SOUTH OMAHA , NEBRASKA
JOHN L. CARSOX , Finmici.il Manager. D. II. OLNF.Y. Citte ! Salesman.
J. M. COOK , Hog Salesman. ,1. A. McINTYUH , Hog Salesman.
C. A.CALDWELL , Cashier.
COX , JONE COX
SOUTH OMAHA , NEBRASKA
Jtuoiii 1O8 Kxc.haiicr
y. CJNION STOCK YAHDS PACKERS' NATIONA L
NATIONAL BANK BANK.
We liavft a Jarpe clientage among Nebraska Feede-s and can always Beat Omalia prices to
Kanch customers IF NOTIFIED IJEFOKE SHIPMENT.
FLATO COMMISSION COMPANY
LIVE STOCK SALESMEN AND BROKERS
Capita ] $10OOOO.OO
.Directors : Salesmen :
F. W. FLATO , JR. , President. ED. II. l-n ! : > J
PAUL FLATO , Vice President. JIM S. IJoux Ulttle
J. C. DAIILMAN , Secretary. E. W. CAIIOW , Hog Salesma0
JOHN D. SEITZ. HUGH HITCHCOCK , Sheep "
ED H HIED , .Toiix P. CLARY , Cashier
SOUTH OMAHA , NEBRASKA
DRTJM-FLATO COMMISSION COMPANY
CHICAGO. KANSAS CITY. ST. LOUIS
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
E. T. MILLEE , Proprietor.
LODGING FOlTsTOCKMEN -
NEWLY FURNISHED ROOMS
2623 H STREET , South Omaha.
Three Doors From Corner
BATES : § 1.00 to $1.50 Per Day. Telephone No. 67
§ 5.00 to $7.00 Per We k.
R. D HOTEL.
MRS. JOHN REED , Proprietress.
STOCKMEfi'S PATRONAGE ESPECIALLY SOLICITED ,
25th St. Bitween Land M Streets. Soatli Omaha , Nebr
A Few Facts For Cattle Dealers.
It lias been repeatedly
the past that
Stands at top as a market for Range Feeders
You can satisfy yourself as to the truth of that dtarement by
comparing the sines at Sioux City , last year , with those at any other
competitive market. You can also ask your neighbors who have sold
cattle at Sioux City. This year Sioux City is in the field for fat cattle
tle as well as feeders. The' great beef slaughtering plant of the
Cudahy Packing Co. is ready for business
The capacity of the Stock Yards has been
greatly increased and you will find
excellent facilities for handling
Xo charge , except for feed ordered if your cattle are not sold on our market.
1 he Sioux City Stock Yards Co.
JOHN" 0. KEENE , General Manager
FIRST CLASS MILL
I have established u Feed and Saw Mill
9 miles south f Cody , at tlie mouth of
ilcdiclne Canyon , and am now prepared
to fjrind Feed. Corn Meal and Graham ,
cr turn out all kinds of Lumber and di
mension suifT. and Native Shingles
Give us a trial order.
J. F. HOOK.
ANCHOR WIRE FENCE.
Strouzest fence OH the
market , i.n perfectly saa
and an effectual barrier
against all form : * of stock.
Made of No. 8 galvanized
steel wire. Cross wires
securely clamped. Inex
pensive' Write for cat-
Meat , this paper
OLD TYLe , OUR STYLE.
CO Y , SEBR.
Has recently started in business and
offers bargains to all cash
> * / " Otrfti
-o Chopped Feed
v/ ° JF four
Glidden Wire , Soft < indlf < ird
Pine. I'isitttit , Oils find nil
hinds of Rancher * ' Supplies
T H. FRITS
- -peSV- ) > All work promptly attsnded to iSN =
EOBEET GOOD , Editor and Publishei
J As sentiment is observed drifting
! towards the principles of direct legislation -
' tion faith in the republic and its per
petuation grows stronger.
The attorney general of the United
States , says the Atkinson Plain Dealer ,
has decided that a revenue stamp is not
required on a check for a depositor tc
draw upon his own account , the trans
action not being a transfer
The home builder of this year de
plores his luck because he must pay
twice as much for glass as he would if
he had built last year ; but it does not
occur to him to pay his respects to a
republican administration and the glass
The election of a United States sena
tor will not be the only matter of im
portance before the Nebraska state
legislature. The laws for levying ami
collecting taxes need to be revised and
a more equitable system instituted.
Did you know that before the issue
of Avar bonds last June wheat sold as
high as 82 cents per bushel in Folk
county ? Have you kept posted on the
price of that article since that bond
issue. Look it up. There's a prospect
of another bond issue. Where'll wheat
be then ? Polk County Independent.
The Nebraska Press Association will
hold its annual meeting- Omaha on
January 24 and 23 , and a splendid pro
gram is being prepared. Last year
there was but one representative of the
press present from this section of the
state , but if missionary work is worth
anything , numerous papers will be
represented at the coming meeting.
The northwest is always slighted in
politics and its resources and people
are unknown. We ascribe this to the
fact that few of the b'hoys are ac
quainted in the more populous parts of
the state , and when anything is asked
for it is deemed a presumption upon
our part. If the newspapers would
only write and demand recognition
they would get it. No part of the state
has better papers or more intelligent
editors than the northwest , and the
writer for one would like to see them
all attend the press meeting next
month. There's Julian the brilliant ;
Lyon the philosophical ; Heath the per
sistent ; Burleigh the sensational ; ' each
as good as tiny other in the state , but
away from the northwest they are not
known. We are all working for our
section of the state , and nothing could
do more good than for us to attend this
state meeting and make ourselves felt.
Aside from this feature of the case , we
will get our outing , can visit the legis
lature , we improve our minds by brush
ing them against the bright intellects
who assemble at these places , and can
look after business affairs in Omaha
and other places.
Mr. Brvan in a speech at Lincoln last
week said : ' had five months of
peace in the army and resigned in order
to take pait in a fight. lam as much
interested in the people of the United
States as I am in the people of Cuba ,
and unless I am mistaken in judgment
we are called upon to meet more im
portant problems in the United States
just now than will confront our army
in Cuba. " * * * *
"The Hag is a national emblem and
is obedient to the national will. It was
made for the people , not the people for
the flag. When the American people
want the flag raised , they raise it ; when
they want it hauled down , they haul it
down. The flag was raised upon
Canadian soil during the war of 1812
and it was hauled down when peace
was restored. The flag was planted
upon Chapultepec during the war with
Mexico and it was hauled down when
the war was over. The morning papers
announce that General Lee ordered the
( lag hauled down in Cuba yesterday ,
because it was raised too soon. The
flag will be raised in Cuba again on the
first of January , but the president de
clares in his message that it will be
hauled down os soon as a stable govern
ment is established. Who will denj * to
the people the right to haul the flag
down in the Philippines , if they so de
sire , when a stable government is es
"Our flag stands for an indissoluble
union of indestructible states. Every
state is represented by a star and every
territory sees in the constitution a star
af hope that will some day take its
place in the constellation. What is
there in the flag to awaken the zeal or
retlect the aspirations of vassal colonies
which are too good to be cast away , but
not good enough to be admitted to the
sisterhood of states ?
"Shall we keep the Philippines and
amend our flag ? Shall we add a new
star the blood-star , Mars to indicate
thot we have entered upon a career of
conquest ? Or shall we borrow the yel
low , which in 1896 was the badge'of
gold and greed , and paint Saturn and
his rings , to suggest a carpet-bag gov
ernment with its schemes of spoliation ?
Or shall we adorn our flag with a milky
way composed of a multitude of minor
stars representing remote and insignifi
"No. a thousand times better to haul
down the stirs and stripes and substi
tute the flag of an independent republic
than to i urrender the doctrines that
give glory to 'Old Glory. ' It was the
flag of our fathers in the jears that are
gone : it is the flag of a re-united country
today ; let it be the Hug of our nation in
the years that are to come. Its stripes
of red tell of the blood that was shed to
purchase liberty ; its stripes of white
proclaim the pure and heaven-born
purpose of a government which derived
its just powers from the consent ot the
governed. The mission of that flag is
to float not over a conglomeration of
common-wealths and colonies but over
'the land of the free and the home of
the brave , ' and to that mission it must
remain 'forever true forever true. ' "
N Live Stock Notes ,
ck should mt be allowed to
shrink in weight during the winter ; it
is lost ground that costs much to re
cover title to.
I The Denver Stockman in speaking of
the shortage of cattle says it will not
take so long to replenish the stock as
has generally been supposed. While
the shortage is generally admitted un
der the new order of things , the breed-
i ing herds are given a better opportunity -
! nity and the danger of loss is much
The Denver Daily Live Stock Record
says : If a live stock exchange is or
ganized we hope there will be a rule
adopted forbidding commission men
giving out false quotations. We do
not wish to infer that all the commis
sion firms quote falsely , as they do not ,
but there are firms who very seldom
give the right prices.
Frank Friend , one of the prominent
cattlemen of Wyoming , says : ' "In re
gard to the cattle situation it is very
encouraging. It is my opinion that
prices will be higher next year than
this. It is a fact that there are 25 per
cent less cattle on feed throughout the
feeding states than there Avas last year.
This indicates that there is apt to be a
shortage next year , that the supply is
not equal to the demand. "
In referring to the cattle market at
Havana , Mr. James , of Texas , who has
just returned from a shipment of 500
beeves to that point , says "there
is not much of a market in Havana yet ,
as things are decidedly uncertain and
shippers stand about equal chances of
making or losing on their cattle. " Mr.
James says the South American coun
tries are heavy shippers , and send into
Cuba a great many more cattle than
are exported from Texas. Mexico is
also a heavy exporter of cattle through
the port at Tampico.
The Drovers1 Journal calls attention
to the fact that a few years ago the de
mand for feeding cattle from eastern
buyers was very good , and Chicago
sellers could count on a good season's
business with these thrifty farmers.
Now it is very different : For the past
three years there has been hardly any
inquiry from this source , owing chielly
to the fact that Canadian cattle could
be obtained hi abundance at eastern
markets , and at lower figures than
western cattle sold for. tjlus the differ
ence in freight.
The number of Texas cattle fed at
home this year wdll be greater than for
a long time , declares the Chicago
Drovers' Journal. The rule that no
cattle can be shipped from below the
quarantine line except such as pass a
rigid inspection , or have been dipped
under government supervision , has
beun a disappointment both to north
ern bin ers and southern sellers. The-
result is that Texas stockmen will do
their own feeding this year , a thing
they can do as successfully as anybody.
Feed is fortunately abund'ant in Texas ,
and a better opportunity never present
ed itself to Texas stockmen to show
their northern friends what they can
A Cheyenne dispatch savs : Reports
from the northern ranges show very se
vere conditions with prospective heavy
losses of sheep and cattle. Many cow
boys , sheep herders and ranchmen have
also suffered from frozen faces , ears ,
toes and fingers. Last Thursday morn
ing the thermometer registered 20 de
grees below zero , and during the pre
vious night it dropped to 24. Sheep
men are inclined to believe that many
of their herders will abandon their
flocks to seek shelter from the fearful
weather , and thousands of sheep will
suffer. The range is covered with
hard , crust } " snowmaking it impossible
for the stock at present out on the range
to secure feed.
According to the best information
abtainablc Nebraska is about 40 per
sent short on sheep this year. The big
sheep feeders in that state arc now
happy that the } ' didn't put in a large
supply , for it look * as if the man with
the most sheep would lose the mo'it
inone } * . Iowa feeders were liberal
buyers this year , and. the increase in
this state will fully balance the de
ficiency in Nebraska and elsewhere. If
feeders are forced to let go on account
sf high-priced feed there will be a big
shrinkage in various bank accounts , t
jut those who can hold on till the rush |
jf half-fat stock is over may have a ;
shance to come out all right. Chicago '
Drovers' Journal. . !
- - -
While it is true , says the National
Stockman , that many consignments of
iialf-fat catle are sent to market dur
ing the month of December by those
who are compelled to sell in order to
obtain ready cash , there is no doubt
that many stockmen in comfortable
financial circumstances .ship in such
stock simply because it is harder to
fatten cattle during the winter season.
Certainly the receipts during this month j
have- consisted chiefly of cattle that !
havd not been fed long enough , and
m'any were evidently not of good qual
ity to start with. It is always the case
that a great many "dried up" and un
finished cattle are rushed on the market
at this season of the year when cold
weather interferes with their putting
on flesh properly , but , for some reason ,
fewer good fat beeves , have been re
ceived than in former years. Of course
the receipts of Christmas cattle have
reached considerable proportions , but
they form a small proportion after all
of the entire cattle receipts , and there
are certainly decidedly fewer good
cattle ready to come to market and in
advanced preparation than in most
former years. Under such circuuistan
ces it seems pretty certain that choice
cattle will sell high for a good while to
come , and therefore feeders will find it
profitable to make thuir stock fat and
as prime as p'ovsiblc.
ITIZENS - MEAT - MARKET
GEO. G. SOHWALM , PROP.
This market always keepn a supply of .
FRESH - FRUIT - AND -
In addition to a first-class line of Steaks , Roasts , Dry Salt Meats
Smoked Hams , Breakfast Bacon and Vegetables
At Blotter's Old Stand on Main Street. VALENTINE , NEBRASKA
* 2 THE PALACE SALOON |
dQ HEADQUARTERS FOR
WINES , LIQUORS AND CIGARS
4 ? Of the Choicest Brands
VALENTINE , NEBRASKA
MRS , HARRIS BOARDING HOUSE
AND BAKERY ,
Fruits * and < * Confectionery
Meals at all hours ,
Price , 25 cent. First door South of Valentine Bank ,
l QNOHER" !
Js continually adding improvements and it is now the
8 ? best equipped , and most comfortable
4 39 ? FIRST-CLASS MODERN HOTEL
? IN NORTHWEST NEBRASKA
Hot and Cold Water Excellent Bath Room Two Sample Rooms
< ? fcfr
HERRY OUNTY RANK
Valentine , Nebraska
Every facility extended < ; ustomnrs consistent with conservative banking
Kxchang * ' Bought ; uil sold. Loans upon good security solicited at reason.-ib <
rates. County depository
K. SPA IKS ! , President CIIAIlLES SPARKS Cashier
C. II. CORXJGLIt , President. 31. V. NICIIOIiSOX , Cashier
Valentine , Nebraska.
A ( jJeiicral Iiazikisi I5usiiic.SfeTrausnctc < l
Bnys and Sells Domestic and Foreign Ex
Chemical National Bank , New Yoik. first National Dank , Omaha Nt-br.
Highest market price pakl and prompt returns. Reference
Omaha National Bank.
F. S. BUSH & COMPANY.
513 South 13th St. , OMAHA , NEB
We charge no commission.
J. C. DWYER. E. II. DWTEI
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
Private Hospital ,
For the Treatment of Diseases
All Kinds of Surgical Oper
VALENTINE , NEBRASKA
Modern ( ' ( luiinneiil. Up-to-date
IIITS. All the newer methods in
M EDIC1XE and SUKGEKV
Specialties Hay fever. Catarrh. Cancer ,
Hnjiturc and Tiles cured without the
knife. Disease of the eye. car , stomach
and of women , and all chronic diseases.
Will ansuer calls by mail or wire within
a distance of ino miles. Regular days :
THURSDAY and FKIDAY at SENECA
-siiid SI UI.LEN-
The balance oft he week atTHMDFOHI ) .
Dr , M. . OfAEK , Manager
0. M. SAGESEB
Hair ( MJtting and shaving.
HOT AND GOLD BATHS <
Golden Sheaf Pure White Rye ,
Susquelmuiiii Kyeaud Cedar Creek
I ouisville , Kentucky , Bourbon Whisky.
Pure Grape & Cognac Brandy's
. Wines .
TokaAngeIlicaPorfcSherry ; md lilac k
berry in wood , claret , Kie Iiug ,
Sauternes. Cooks Imperial ;
Gasts and Clicquot in bet
tles. Damiana and oth
Mso Agent for Fred Krngs Celebrated Ex-
fc ? ab Baar ftr fimily ns ? , and Pabsts
Exoi Bs r
C. H. THOMPSON ,
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Wsjj. ,15. Wnlii'tw , l r < i .
THEDVOBD - - NEBRASKA