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! . M RICE EDITOR
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Entered at the PostrOfflce at Valentine. Cherry
county. Nebraska , as Second-class matter.
M * H BMWB M MBI BI B BI * " > M' B M H B * *
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EZRA P. RAVAGE , Governor ,
C , F. STKBI.K. Lieut. Governor.
GEO.V. . MAitsu , Secretary of State.
CHAP. WESTON , Auditor Pub , Accts.
WM. STEUFEU. Treasurer.
FitAMt N. PKOUT , Atty. General.
GEOUOE FOWLER , Com , Pub. Lands and Bldp.
LEE UAUDMAN , Librarian.
U. S. SENATORS
JOSEPH II. MlLLAHD.
CHAS. H. DiETitiCH.
flVla ELMKII J. DOIIKETT. Rep. 1st DIst.
t DAVID n. MEKCEK , Rep. 2nd DIst.
JOHN.I. ROIHNSON.FUS.3rd Dist.
Wn. L. STARK , us. 4th DIst ,
A. C. SHALLRNBEUGEB , Pus. Gib Dist ,
WM ; NKVILLE , Fus. CthDist ,
W. C. SHATTTCK , Treasurer
C. S. RKECE , Clerk.
W , R.IOWNE , Judge.
L , N. LAYPOUT. Sheriff.
A. M. MOKKISSEY , Attorney.
ETTA BKOWN , Superintendent.
LKKOT LEACH , Surveyor.
ALFKED LEWIS. Coroner.
JB W. E. HALEY , 1st DIst.
ALKxBuiiK. 2nd Dist.
L. LAUFKB , 3rd Dist.
Charles H. Faulhaber
Hyam , No. 74,538 ,
at head of herd.
Young bulls from 6
to 13 months old
7 : Blacksmith
Brown lee , Nebr.
Does general blucksmithingathard
1115 times prices for cash.
Valentine , Nebr.
' , . " "
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Good , Hard Rock for sale in any
H. M-CRAMER ,
City Deliyeryman ,
Trunks , valises and packages hauled to and
from the depot and all parts of the City.
W. A. KTMBELL
First-class Shop in Every Respect
Eau de Quinine Hair Tonic. Golden Star Hair
Tonic , Herpiclde and Coke's Dandruff Cure.
TryPompeian Face Massage Cream
: . County Surveyor
Valentine or Woodlake
GENERAL. WOKK PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
Biege , Nebr.
Tubular wells and Eclipse , wind
A. M. MORRISSET I
Attorney at Law
Valentine , Hfcbr.
A. N. COMPTON
Physician and Surgeon
Office at Quigley & Chapman's
irug Store. Nights The Don-
-ioher residence , Cherry Street.
Edward S. Fur ay
Physician and Surgeon
Qfflce Fraternal Hall or El
liotts Drug Store. 19un2
P. E. AM. V.B.B.
No. 27 Frt. Dally 233 P. M ,
No. 25 * except Sunday 9:40 A.M
No. 3 Passenger Bally 12:49A. M.
No. 28 Frt. Dally C:50 A. M.
No. 26 * except Sunday 5:00 P. M.
NO. 4 Passenger Daily 4:47 A. M.
K. of P. ChERRY LODGE NO. 169 meet ? Itt
aud 3rd Friday of each month.at8:3b.
M. V. NICHOLSON , M AUXIN CHBISTKNSEN ,
C.O. KofB. & . S.D
VAI.KXTIXJL : LODGE wo , 205 1. o. o. F
Meets Thursday night each week ,
AMOS UANDALL , j , T. KEKLEV ,
N , G. Sec'y.
A. M. NO. H > 2. Meets SstTtusday each month
T. C. HottNuyV , W , THOMPSON ,
W. M. Sec'y.
A. O. U. IV. XO.7O. Meets 1st and 3rd Mou
day ol each month.
\v. A , PKTTYCUEW , U. G , DUNN ,
M. W. Hecordei. .
HOXOIt NO. HO.Meets
2nd and 4th Monday each month.
JENNIE PJJTTIJOHN , W. A.f ETTYCREW ,
C. of H. .Recorder.
Jl. W. A. Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each
Ai.NV. NICHOLSON , W. K , HALEY ,
Fit ATI ! B A ! ALi UNION NO , SOS-Meets
every Salunaj nigh
J. A.UUKNBACK , E. D , CLAKK ,
F , M. Sec'y.
HOY All NEIGHBORS.- 2nd and
4th Wednesdays each mouth.
31AKY QUIGLEY , MINNIE DANIEI ,
and Daughter * * of Protection
.Lodge Ao. G. Meets 2nd and 4th Fridays each
A , E. PETTYCREW , WA.'PKTTYCREU %
Royal Highlanders , Devon Castle No.
291. Meets 2nd Friday eaca mouth.
Ei > CLAUK , . . E. HALEY ,
I. P. Sec'y.
MILL PRICES FOR FEED ,
Bran , bulk 75 per cwt $14.00 ton
Shorts bulk 85 per cwt $16.00 too
icreenmga 70c " | 13.UO
Chop JTeed . . . . 1.05 " $20.00
Corn 95 $18.00 "
Chop corn 1.00 " $19.00
Uats 1.20 $2300"
SUPf , PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
Examination Third Saturday of each
month and Friday preceding.
% ALENTJN NEBRASKA
Wall Paper ,
Pure Linseed Oil
Moses & Hoffacker.
Simeon , Nebr
V on right or left
> shouJder of hors-
O on left jaw. H on left side. H on left thigh
S. N. Moses
X = XIeft slde
N right shoulder
O add hip.
Dark brown , Foaled Nov. 24th ,
1889. Sire "Nimrod" (1066) ) , by
867) ) . Sequah's dam 289 Lady-
'Coraet" (151) ( ) , by "Eclipse" (191) ( ) a
by "St. Giles'(037 ( } by "Wildfire"
bird F. S. Vol. 7 by Restless T. B.
Sequah's G. dam by Larrywheat
T. U. )
He will , stand for season of
1902 at Sherman's barn.
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REFORM IS POSTPONED
Administration Will Leave the
LUEEWABM PEESIDEITT'8 ' MESSAGE
Document "Is a. Victory For tlie Do
Nothings The Baron * Do Not Fear
Trust Controlled C\ugre Tariff
Will Continue to Protect the Trusts
and Rob the People.
The fight in the ranks of the Repub
lican party on the trust and tariff is
sues has resulted in the triumph of the
Hanna faction. "Let well enough
alone , " or do as little as possible , is to
be the programme in congress and not
a vigorous reform of abuses which was
promised before election.
It had been fondly hoped that Presi
dent Roosevelt would add the weight
of his great office to the side of the
people aud urge reform. But to the
great regret of all who believe in
"equal rights to all and special priv
ileges to none" the lukewarm recom
mendations in the president's message
are a victory for the do nothings.
Strange to say , there is no specific rec
ommendation in the whole message for
a law to prevent the extortions of the
trusts or the subsidies granted them
by the protective tariff. It is not the
production of the strenuous Roosevelt ,
but the glittering generalities of the
anxious politician , intent on pleasing
all factions and especially the stron
If Mr. Morgan or Mr. Rockefeller
had been president and had written the
message or decided upon its contents ,
It could not have been more conserva
tive and the intention made more evi
dent that no legislation of consequence
will be attempted by congress. The
financial kings of Wall street , through
their senatorial and congressional al
lies , appear to have by the force of
numbers deluded the president into the
belief that there is great danger of dis
turbing the business of the country if
any reform is even attempted. The
presidential chariot has been hitched to
the Juggernaut of Wall street , which
ruthlessly ignores the cries of distress
of those under their feet. The presi
dential recommendation for a tariff
commission has for weeks been the
demand of the principal Wall street
organ , it being 'well known that the
procrastinating workings of such a
body would hinder rather than accel
erate reform. In fact , President Roose
velt emphasizes this when he says.
"The unhurried and unbiased report of
this commission would show what
changes should be made in the various
"Unhurry" is just what Wall street
and the trusts desire. Furthermore ,
the president has been led to believe
that reforming the tariff by removing
the protection that allows the trusts.to
sell their products cheaper to foreign
ers than to our people "would be whol- ,
ly ineffective. " Thus the beef trust ,
the coal trust , the steel trust and the
hundred other trusts , as far as the tar
iff is concerned , are to have free rein
to continue their exactions. But Pres
ident Roosevelt recommends that the
duty on anthracite coal be repealed ,
though he acknowledges that such an
amendment would only be of service in
such a crisis as was produced by thrj
coal strike. He does not recommend !
that bituminous coal should also be
free , though that would be of greater ,
benefit in regulating the price of fuel
at all times.
Regarding the power of congress to
regulate the trusts the president is evi
dently in an uncertain mind and makes
no specific recommendations or sugges
tions. He , however , acknowledges that
it may be necessary to amend the con
stitution to give more power to con
It is safe to say 'that the present con
gress will pass no legislation that will
Injuriously affects the trusts or relievo
the people from the exorbitantly hijrh
prices of the-necessaries of life that the
protective tariff now allows the trusts
to impose. An attempt will be made in
the next congress to amend the anti
trust law , and some change or addition
may be accomplished in view of the ap
proaching presidential election , but that
any legislation that will regulate the
trusts in the public interest or prevent
them from extorting all the present
laws will allow is hardly possible un
less the whole power of the administra
tion should by some miracle be thrown
on the side of the people , and this Pres
ident Roosevelt evidently does not in
tend to countenance.
Thus the issues are joined between
the Democrats and the party in power ,
and the final battle will be fought in
the national campaign of 1904. Who
can doubt the result ? On the one side
will be the great mass of consumers
who find their incomes squandered to
fill the pockets of the trust magnates :
on the other side is the Republican ma
chine , with Its Wall street allies. The
machine is discredited in sonic states ,
even by the voters of the parly It repre
sents and would be discarded by the
voters everywhere if the contributions
and official patronage were not so large
ly used to maintain it. Yet in spite of
lukewarm president and a trust con
trolled congress reform is certain , and
the longer it is postponed the more rad
ical will be the remedy.
The bill of Senator Lodge to reduce
the.tariff . on Philippine products com
ing into the United States from the 7f
per cent of the Diugley rates , which
they now bear , to 25 per cent is a good n
step toward fair play to our impover
ished and plague stricken subjects in f !
those islands. But why should not >
there be as free trade between them
nnd us as there is with Porto Rico or
vrith Hawaii ? ' "
-A TAX ON TEA.
Coddling an Infant Industry That
AV111 Want Protection.
The ghost of the lamented Le Due
still walks In Washington. It still gib
bers of American tea. Ilere , for ex
ample , it bobs up in the annual report
of the secretary of agriculture :
"The work on the growing of Amer
lean tea was continued during the year
at Pinehurst , near Sumnierville , S. C. ,
In co-operation with Dr. Shepard.
There are now about 100 acres in tea
gardens. The yield of tea in these gar
dens last year was about 4,500 pounds ,
and this year will be about 9,000
pounds of marketable tea. During the
year careful attention was given to re
ducing the cost of the production of
tea , with very satisfactory results. A
tea farm will be established in Texas
If suitable land and co-operation can
be secured. "
But let not the American tea drink
ers rejoice over the development of this
new industry. The success of these
experiments will mean , not cheaper
tea nor better tea , but a tariff on ira
ported tea for the protection of the
new infant , andva tariff on imported
tea will mean dearer tea. It will mean
a taxed breakfast table. It will mean
a new grab for the widow's mite.
The American people may justly look
with apprehension upon every such ef
fort to diversify industry. Tobacco
users for a generation have paid royal
tribute to a handful of Connecticut to
bacco growers whose pitiful industry
has been coddled by the government at
the cost of the people. Better tobacco
than Connecticut has ever grown or
can ever grow can be had from Cuba
at a fraction of the labor cost , yet peo
ple who use tobacco are robbed at
wholesale by a tariff tax under which
a few tobacco growers enrich them
selves through forcing upon consumers
an inferior product at an extortionate
Secretary Wilson's tea farm is only
another menace to the happiness and
well being of the American people.
A SIGN OF DISCONTENT ,
Rcnson For the Great Increase In
the Socialist Vote.
The Republicans are looking for an
explanation of the great increase in the
Socialist vote at the recent elections.
The party of "stand patters" in special
privileges and distributers of vested
wrongs need not look far for the expla
nation. Henry Fawcett gave it when
he said :
"It has repeatedly been shown that
the friands of revolutionary chahges de
rive their motive power from the bigot
ed opponents of progress and from the
stubborn upholders of unwise laws arid
unjust privileges. It might as well be
supposed that the railway engine would
move if it were deprived of steam , that
wheat could grow without soil or that
man could live without food as to imag-
ijicjthat a revolutionary propagandism
could be maintained if it were riot kept
alive by the recollection of some wrong
inflicted i and by the continuance of
some evil unredressed. "
Xot only will socialism continue to in
crease rapidly , but it will soon be the
law of the ? land if effective measures
are not taken to curb the power of the
trusts. The people may do some fool
ish things and jump in wrong direc
tions when they see danger ahead , but
they will not much longer stand still
while the trusts plunder them. Possi
bly Herbert Spencer was right when in
1804 he said , "The movement toward
dissolution of existing social forms and
reorganization on a socialistic basis I
believe to be irresistible. " He then
prophesied "civil war , immense blood-
t-'hcd and eventually military despotism
of the severest type. "
Generosity of the Railroads.
Why Dnild Good
The first bill Introduced into the
.ouse of representatives was one to n
ppropriate money for the establish-
lent in the department of agriculture
f a bureau of good roads. Good roads , J
e are told , would do good to qll men. J
But why have good roads ? Do wo
eally believe in them ? They are cer-
ninly opposed to our system of gov- "
rnmeut , which builds tariff walls and
arb wire fences between us and for-
igncrs. Our tariff wall Is harder to
ross with goods than the highest &
nounuiin range or the widest ocean , fo
. pniijul of sugar can be carried from
lu Philippines to the United Statea
rr o'ip-half i-ni-.t. but cannot be got
ver liiV tariff wall for less than about y
cvnls. Why build good roads to
iu'poa : the rust of transporting good ?
' 1-CM u-o ? iro Hvlnjr behind artificial S
. ircv ; : ; ; to obstnn't the passage of
? \Viiy not abolish the tAriff
Ah exchange says : "A man
came in the other day with what
he thought to be a conundrum ;
Why is a newspaper like a wom
an ? " The various answers given
are : Because it has someone to
run it. Because both have to be
known to be appreciated. Be-
canse both are good advertising
mediums. Because it changes its
dress. But the correct answer is :
Because every man should have
one of his own and not be running
after his neighbor's.
An amusing extract from a Bel
gian paper gives the following in
cident : A woman whose husband
had lost his life in a railway acci
dent received from the company
ten thousand francs by way of
compensation. Shortly afterward
she heard that a traveler who had
lost a leg had been paid twenty
thousand. The widow at once put
on her bonnet and shawl and went
to the office of the company.
"Gentlemen , how is this ? " she
asked. "You give twenty thous
and francs for a leg , and you al
lowed me only ten thousand for
my husand. " "Madam , " was
the reply , "the reason is plain.
Twenty thousand francs won't pro
vide him with a leg but for ten
thousand you can get a husband. "
Down the River.
The roads are in very bad order
Hay will be very scarce by
spring if the snow keeps on much
Harvey Johnson went to Valen
tine the first of the week to work
on the ice.
Mrs. Lon Nollett and Mrs. Robi-
dou went to town Tuesday and re
turned home Wednesday.
The Xrnas tree given by school
district No. 33-4 : was well attended
and all enjoyed a good time.
The New Year opened with nice
weather. Hope it will stay nice
weather the remainder of the year.
Dock Grooms is breaking horses
these days. This snow is a bad
thing for the horses but all right
for the rider.
A. "W. Grooms had very good
luck in turning over his summer
herd , he found everything except
one red yearling heifer , branded
ZZ on left side.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Taylor gave
a New Year's dinner this year.
There were about 40 people pres
ent. New Years was also their
The Greatest of its Kind.
The excellent record of the"Mer-
cantile"is attracting much attent
ion. It now has in Nebraska over
seven thousand policy holders and
over six million dollars of insur-
cncc in force. It has annually for
five years on an average declared
to its p'olicy holders a div
idend of 15 to 20 per cent ; that is ,
it has saved in cost to its policy p
liolders that much. There is no f'
man but what would like to be in
business that would yield him 20
per cent profit. The Mutual In
The Mutual Insurance people of
the state can be proud of the fact
that Nebraska has within its board-
3rs some of the very strongest
Mutual companies in the world ,
Many both farm and city whose poli
tics are as good as gold anywhere
md the reputation of which goes
inquestioned. Among the number
aone are better than the Farmers j ,
Mutual Dlnsurance Company and
Ihe Nebraska Mercantile Mutual
Insurance Company , both of Lin
coln , and the Trans-Mississippi
Mutual Fire Association of Oma
ha , and our readers should carry
in these companies all of the insur
ance they can place with them up
to the full amount desired. No
person claims but that in case of
loss they are fairly treated and
when the amount is agreed upon ,
paid promptly. The Mutual In
surance Journal. ,
These companies" represent
ed by I. M > &c $ of Valentine. In
these companies togel
German Mutual of Om.
written thousands of dol
surance for people in V
Crookston , Cody , Mci
Gordon , " \ \ ooklake and thr
out Cherry Co. There has n
been a question as to the rcliabL. . . ,
of these mutual companies and
those holding policies in them can
testify to the saving in cost of in
surance. There should be no dis
crimination against them because
they have saved thousands of dol
lars to policy holders , and insur
ance rates have been lowered 25
per cent by virtue of the existence
of these companies , in which even
those opposed to mutual insurance
have profited. They insure city
and farm property , school houses
The Commoner , Mr. Bryan's paper
will be especially interesting and in
structive during the present session of
congress. The action of this congress
will probably determine the issues up
on which the next presidential cam
paign will be fought. The Commoner
proposes to carry on a campaign of ed
ucation and organization to the end
that democratic principles may
In addition to the editorial depart
ment , which receives Mr. Bryan's per
sonal attention , the Commoner con
tains a Current Topic department ,
wherein a non-partisan discussion of
topics of timely interest and other val
uable information will tefound. . The
Home Department is conducted Ty an
experienced woman who . is widely
known as a writer of household topics
and who is an authority on the art of
cooking in all that the term implies.
This department alone is worth the
subscription price. The other depart
ments of this paper are all interesting
and ably conducted , am ong which is a
summary of the world's news told in
narrative style , and 'Mr. Maupm's 'de
partment Whether Common or Not
contains original anecdotes and wit ,
moral lessons in homely phrase and
verse , and appeals to old"and young
The Commoner as a whole is clean.
entertaining and instructive , and its
rapid increase in circulation now
amounting -140,000 is'proof of the
paper's strength and.influence.
Arrangements have been made with
Mr. Bryan "whereby The Commoner
can be supplied at a very Ipw'rate with'
THE VALENTINE DEMOCRAT , both pa- ,
pers for one year for.SL.65. .Tlri .offer ,
applies to bothnew and .renewal sub
scriptions , and should be taken advant
age of without delay. All orders should '
be sent to I. M. RICE , Valentine , Nebr
An Emperor's Strange Fancy- .
Strange fancies have taken hold"of
some men regarding tlie manlier in
which their bodies were to be disposed
of after death and the ceremonies to be
observed at their funerals.
The great Emperor Charles V. had
the curious idea of celebrating his own
funeral. Shortly before his death he
caused a tomb to be made in the chapel
of the monastery of Estremadura , to
which he had retired after his abdica
tion , and on its completion he was car
ried to it as though dead. Placed in a
coflin and accompanied by a proces
sion , he was borne along , while chants
were sung , prayers said and tears shed.
After the solemn farce was over he
was left alone in the chapel , where be
remained a short time before rising
out of the coffin.
Too Good Hlsrlilander.t.
Some 3ears ago a vote was taken
among the men of a certain highland
regiment ( at that time not wearing the
kilt ) to find out how many would be ia
favor of-wearing the highland costume.
In due time the sergeant major ap
peared before commanding officer
with the result of the voting.
C. O. Well , sergeant major , hoT7.
many are in favor of the kilt ?
S. M. Two men , sir.
C. O.-rOnly two. Well , I'm glad
there are at least two good bighland-
ers in the regiment. What .are their
names , sergeant major ?
S. M. Privates Patrick O'Brien and
Michael Rodney , sir. Scottish Ameri
Struck For ? 1C a Day.
In San Francisco in 1840 clerki in
stores and offices had munificent sal
aries. Five dollars a day was the
smallest stipend even in the custom
house , and one Baptist preacherwas
paid $10.000 a year. Laborers received
51 an hour. A pick or 'a shovelwas
worth $10 and a butcher's knife . § 30.
M. one time the carpenters , who "were
getting $12 a day , struck for'G.
All Tastes Provided' For.
Sam Did de pawson tell his flock dat !
St. Peter would give dem each a habp ?
Remus No ; he knew bettah. He.
tole dem dat St. Peter would give dem
each a banjo. Philadelphia Record. :
What Started the Jatv
Wife I wonder how you can..lookf
trie in the face. _
Husband Oh , a man can get used toi
luything. New York Times. !
It's easier to.explain your neighbor's !
failure than your awn misdirected. ef- !
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