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THE VALENTINE DEMOCRAT
I. M RICE EDITOR
' UBLIbHED EVKBY THUKSDAV.
* ut red at the Post-office at Valentine , Cherry
frtuntv. Nebraska , as Second-class matter.
K. . of P. CbERRY LODGE NO. 1C9 meet * 1ft
ami 3rd Friday ol eaeli mouth at 8:30.
C. M , HUNTEK , C. S. GOULD.
C.C. K.ofK.fc. S.
Meets Thursday night each week ,
AMOS ItANUALL , J , T. K.KKLEY ,
N , U. Sec'y.
A. 31. X O JLOsS.- Meek Sat Tu-.sday each month
T. C , HOKNBY , W , W , THOMPSON ,
W. SI. Sec'y.
A. O. U. W. KO.7O.-Meets 1st and 3rd Mun
day oi each mouth.
. A , PKTTYCKEW , U. G , DUNN ,
M. W. Kecordei.
DfcUKUKOtt 11O\OR AO. 110. Meets
2nd and 4tn Moudaj each month. N
ETTA BKOWN , INEZ , PETTYCIIEW ,
C. of H. Recorder.
M. W. A. Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each
ii. V. JSicuoLSON , W. E , HALEY ,
V.n. - Clerk.
PBATJBKXAL. UA'IOX NO , 508-Meets
every baturtai ulgh
J. A.UOKNBACK , fi. D , CLAUK ,
F , M. Sec'j.
BOlCAli NE1 HBOJC . Meets 2nd and
4th Wednesdayo each mouth.
MAUY QUIGLEY , MINNIE DANIEL ,
_ . Oracle. llec.
Senn and Daughters of Protection
JLodco A'o. G. Meets 2nd and 4tb Fridays eauh
HKNIIY GKAHAM , Mrs. JENNIE LKWIS ,
lloyal HiKhtanderH , Devon n tle.\o.
2O1. Meets 3nd Friday eaea mouth.
KDCLAHK , .E.HALEY.
i I. P , Sec'y.
( Charles II. Faulhahyr
tlyaiti. No. 74i s.
atht-ad ol herd.
Young buil * from f.
to 18 month * Ui
Brown ! * < , X
Does general blHcksmithingat IIHP
times prirea for cash.
riioil. Hard Km-k for ali'in anv
H.M CRAMER ,
hi City Deliveryman.
Trunks , valises and packages hauled to Hurt
troiu the d poi aud all p < irts of tlie City !
it W. A. KTMBELL
First-class Shop in Ever } Ltespuct
Euii de Qnliiiiif Hair Tonic , .oMeu Star iiair
Tonic. Ut-rpicidf and ( 'ok ! s D.tiiliuir < ' 1un5.
Try Pompeian Face Massage Cream
UKNKICAI uo K ruojii ri.AITK CKIm
Tubular \vcll > anil \ \ iiidinillb.
A. M. MORKIbSEY
. Attorney at Law
A. iX. COMi'TOiN
Physician and Surgeon
'Otfirt'dt < qJui ri - \ A : Cl
I 'i ii i > tt > rt Nijrliii * Tlil l > ii-
nhfi ii'si leiice , i lit-rn ire < -i
- .Kdwurd S Fwray
Physician ann Surgeon
Office Fmtenial Hall or El
liot t't > Drug Store liluitl !
F. M. WALCOTT
/ Pra.'rt . . in I Istiict < * onri .nut I H l uid
"flirt lf a ! . - ( * ' : 'i *
F. E. AM. V.B.R.
No. 27 Fit. Dally 2-33 P. fit.
No. 25 * * except Sunday 9:40 A. M
No. 3 FassenKer Bally 12:49 A. M.
No. 28 Frt. Dally C:50 A. M.
NoZf " exceptSuuday 5:00P.M.
NO. 4Passenger Dali > 4:47A.M.
MILL PRICES FOB FEED.
Bran , hulk 75 psr cwt $14.00 ton
Shorts bulk 85 per cwt , $16.00 ton
Screenings 70c " $13.00 "
Chop Feed . . . . 1.05 $20.00
Corn 95 $18.00"
Chopoorn . .1.00 - $19.00 "
. . .1.20 $23.00"
John Nicholson ,
Will be in Valentine on the 20 , 21 , 22
and 23rd of each month. Reserve
your work for him. Office at Donoher
SUP , . PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
Examination Third Saturday of each
month and Friday preceding.
* ALENTJNE NEBRASKA
Moses & Hoffacker.
Simeon , : ebr
3 on right or loft
O shoulder of hors
O on left Jaw. H on left side. It on left thigh
i. N. Moses
yy left side
W r'shr shoulder
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 wliich the next presidential cam
paign will be fought. The Commoner
proposes to carry on a campaign of ed
ucation and organization to the end
tha * democratic principles may
In addition to the editorial depart
ment , which comes Mr Bryan's per
sonal attention , the ' 'ominoner eon
tains a Current Topic department ,
wherein a uon partisan difecu.-siou of
topics of timelv inteiesi and other val
uable information will i e found. The
Home Department is conducted ty an
experienced woman who is widely
kno 'ii us a writer of household topics
and who is an auihoriton the art of
cooking in all that the. term implies
This department alon is worth ihe
subscription price The other depart
ments of ihi * paper are all interesting
and abl > conducted , among which is a
Mini man ol < hi' wotld'h ne s told in
narrative stx le. and Air M.npins de-
partui > nt Wh ther Common or Not
contains original anecdote * and uit ,
moral les-ons in homeh phrase and
Verse , and appeals to old amiouiii :
The Commoner s .1 whole is clean ,
entertaining and instructive , and its
rapid increase in circulation now
amounting 140 000 is proof of the
paper's stn nu'h ami influence. .
Arrai geme ts bav * been made with
Mr Kigali \vherebv The Commoner
can OH supplied at a ven low rate with
THE VALENTINE MEMOCICAT iioih pap
pr foi one . \ ear for 51 65 1 his offei
applie > - to ' > oth new aii < J reiiHwul sub
Sfiipiion- , anilhoiild lie take advant
age of wiihout lea ! . All ord M . should
besentiol HICK. Valentine. Nebr
L ; J AL. OF FEB.
Ah our tanner readers should take
advantage ot the unprecedented cluh-
biny offer wt- this > ear make , which
includes with i hi- pipr The lionit-
slead , its . - > peciFarmers' Institute
Ktli'ions .intl Thr oultrx Fcirmer.
Ttiese three publications are tne ie."t
of their clat-s md should h * . m every
farm home To tnem we add , lor lo
cal , count } .md t'rneral news , our o.vn
paper , and nMk.tut - price ot the four
one year only SJ53L.2S. Never bi-
fore v\as t-o inucii &np < rior reading
tuatier olft-red lor so MIJ.III an , imount
of uioney. Tne tliree papers named ,
xvbich we club A-ith our own , are well
known ihroujihout the West , and
commend Hiem-elve to thr reader's
.itu ntion upon mere nn ntion The
Home stvad i- the yrerii agricultural
ind .ive - lock p.ipr ot the West
PuPoulirx Farmer is the most prac
tical poultrv paper for the farmer ,
xvhile the Special Harm.-rs' lustiiute '
Editions arc tiu inot t pr.iciicai publi
cations tor the piouioiion ot good
farminu ever published Take - advantage
vantage of thir. tin-at offer , as it will '
hold jiood for a short Lime oni >
e papers twj\ hrx
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-
ence in force. It has annually for
five years on an average declared
to its policy holders a div
idend of 15 to 20 per cent ; that is ,
it has saved in cost to its policy
holders that much. There is no
man but what would like to be in
a 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
ers some of the very strongest
Mutual companies in the world ,
Many both farm and city whose poli
cies are as good as gold anywhere
and the reputation of which goes
unquestioned. Among the number
none are better than the Farmers
Mutual Insurance Company and
The Nebraska Mercantile Mutual
Insurance Company , both of Lin
coln , and the Trans-Missi&sippi
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
These companies are represent
ed by I. M. Rice of Valentine. In
these companies together with the
German Mutual of Omaha he has
written thousands of dollars of in
surance for people in Valentine ,
Crookston , Cody , Merriman ,
Gordon , Wooklake and through
out Cherry Co. There has never
been a question as to the reliability
of .these mutual companies and
those holding policies in them can
testify to t'he saving in cost of in
surance. There should be no dis
crimination against them because
they have saved thousands of dollars
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
" row ! -
J Thompson and family 'have moved
10 Grand Island
J R Lee retuined from Omaha just
ttter the storm
John Dedleisen broke an axle on his
way to Thediord Saturda > with a load
Our enterprising Julius Heckman
returned ounday irom aisit to
Grand Island and vicinity
Mrs C. J. Palmer , ot Thedford , ior-
inerlv a teacher here , was visiting his
niee 1 lends the tirst oi the week.
Most ol the stocic here went thro
trie recent storm in jjood shape How
ever eight head belonging to Frank
Lee drilled iuto the Loup and died.
Googiu < * rumblings
w r yuesa ifjat is about time lor It
V A. " iibUM v\eiu out aid .helped
Mr Bracken , uutcher.
Ouve ana Eva oodrulf cauie in
aim spent oundctv at A O. Colman a
il . - \ L\uns , went to Lroonctou last
. -laiuru.i uiorniufi and returned oun
Ua > night.
Fieii Elliott ua& moved in LOV n Irom
jr KutnieUtuer's raucu Monday < inU
Bet u moved on
jar. ) * . uiiionw anu JS'oia % v eintcu ;
\'ere in town aaiurua and auuda
> iniung at cue noine oi U A. Wilson.
K v L. < ms was in and gave iue
-o.ioui a ver. ) nice taik and U will lieip
all -ic pupu u me. ) nl but utfiQ it
vlr. vuUeiaOii ua uiouyilL aio uryan
i'u vti iur me protracied
i Ue scholars arc glad ol u lor 11 u
us in uur singing.
vX e ait uegliining lo tuliiKiLii.ti 1 i- ,
Lime lot tne Groryia pupils to wake up
ud iVc ail eatci tainuii nt anil t > .o > v
tne tiuOhc what tncj aic made ol
Report of school district No. 50
of Arabia , Nebr. , for month end
ing Feb. 25,1903. Number of pupils - .
pils enrolled , IT ; average daily at
tendance , 1-L
Report of school district No. 49
for the month beginning Jan. 12th
and ending Feb. 16. Number of
pupils enrolled , 14 ; average daity
attendance , 12 ; visitors : Mr. and
Mrs. Poland , Ira Steele and Com
fort Starr. ALTA STARR ,
Cur ions Bill For Repairs.
The authorities of an'old church in Belgium
recently decided to make some repairs to its in
terior furnishings , and employed an artist to
touch up a very large painting. When the artist
presented his bill the committee in charge re
fused lo pay it unless the .details were specified-
The next day the bill was handed in intemized
as follows :
To correcting the Ten Commandments , em
bcllisbing Pontius Pilate and putting
new ribbons on his bonnet 8 50
Putting tail on rooster of St. Peter and
mending bis comb 4 00
Replumiug and gilding left wing of the
Guardian Angel G 25
Washing the servant ol the High Priest , and
putting carmine on his cheeks 5 00
Renewing beayen , adjusting the stars , and
cleaning up the moon 7 00
Touching up purgatory and restoring lost
eouls , 8 75
Brigbtning up the flames of Hell , putting new
tail on the devil , mending bis hoof and
doing sever ? ! odd jobbs for the damned..12 00
Kebordering the robes of Herod and adjust
ing his wig 5 00
Taking the spots off the son of Tobias 4 'M
Cleaning Balaam's ass , and putting one shoe
on bun I 70
Putting errings in Sarah's ears 1 75
Putting a new stone in Davids sling , enlarg
ing the head of tioliath , and extending
Saul's leas 600
Decorating Noah's ark and partially dress-
Mending the shirt of the Prodigal son and
cleaning his left ear . .3 00
TJtal 74 05
jfoie < Ureek.
Report of school district No. 19
for month beginning Feb. 2 , and
ending Feb. 27. Number of days
taught 20 ; number of pupils en
rolled , 2i ; average daily attend
ance , 22 ; those being neither ab
sent nor tardy were : Mary and
Edward Tice , Herman and Fred
Tirnm , Floyd , Olaf . and Leila Al
exander , Joel Waddill , Blanche ,
Earl and Florence Parker , Mabel
Fairhead , and Edith Haslow.
New school seats and desks have
been added to the school room this
month. It not only improves the
appearance of the school room , but
adds greatly to the comfort of the
pupils. JENNIE VANBUSKIRK ,
-oe TJided Hi- r-
. rti < - , tieo O : . the Honor *
' < ft t\\ \ i r : ntvns a great iuii"- :
uf rolwiJC'l I liouias Ochiltree ' 'iicl i. . . .
niaii.of . the men of Gah'cstou a !
jealous. As a result they once plnnm '
an Incident whereby they would I' .
miliate Ochiltree. Grant was to * . %
at Galvestou after his trip to S ' . .
Anierioa. and the committee did Uo ,
put ( k-Liltw's name on the list of dis
tiniiuisbed nen to meet him.
Ochiltree bided his time , as he wa >
never known to complain , and did not
go to the ship to welcome General
Grant. He t ok a vantage point in tli
crowd that tilled the streets in front
the Treuiotit House. Fie was beh.r'i
two rows of celebrities who were d < u- :
guard duty along the edges of a ci-'n
son carpet which ran from the lie.
steps to the curb. The reception coi ;
mittce. or part of it. was standing \ -
the hotel d " . waiting to give the gou
eral the glad. onu1 hand.
Ochiltree watched until the genera i
and Mrs. Grant had strpp-d from th
carnage , and then he nulled throuj'i-
the line. He rushed do'n the crinu-oi !
carpet , shook heartilj th < ' hand of hi *
old friend and. offering his arm t
Mrs. Grant , marched proudly through
the rank and tile of the leading citizen * :
into the h : > t 1 The i.ob outside de
uiandrd a speech from the general
and. roii'-titinnji1. If'iiself a conmiittw
of one. f'olOchilir'e ! appeared with
him in rlu > hotel balcony and intro
duce I Gr. . as on > of his best , truest
uid i/rave ' : ' ' ! - This was the last
time the r.uu in Gaheston tried to
snub bun at a social function.
ft Made tllstory.
Such ; : si 'u circnrnstance as a glass
cf Avin .1 : ; < ? ! the history of Franc"
fnu ; , 'ity years Louis Phi
lip ; * * ! ; * ; . f lb. French , had a son.
tin : . . n ? Orl a us ? , and Ir.'ir to the
thror.e v. n. always drank only a cer
tain numiKT of glasses of wine , be
cars. ' even : < more made him tipsy
On a in nn . morning he forgot to
count HiMi.iUT ; of his glasses and
tic * i. . m than usual. When en
ter . . , Itis ca.r.age. he stumbled , fright
ening th ; > horses and causing them to
run In attempting to leap from the
carriage his ! : ad struck the paw'inent.
and he soon/fliPd. " That glass of wine
overt hr . % Orleans rule , confiscated
thr ; piviri > f I'LMHHUHM ) and sent
the v/h , le f.i-ly into exile.
Mi7Vh i * . tin- matter dear ?
Clara 1" < 'airement with Charley
May List 1 thought you intended to
break it ?
Tiara -So I did. but the wretch went
.1 J i rokc it himself.
It doesn't cost accent to be a gentle
man , butvit may cost you your life to
COAL AND THE TARIFF
Congress Could Give Relief , but
It Will Not.
WHAT EEPUBLIOAK LEADEES PEAB
Compliance Wltk the Preildemt' *
Recommendation Wovld Open , tke
Qvection * f Protection to Traits
and Force the Cowards to Meet the
The president. In his message to con
gress , recommended that the duty on
anthracite coal be abolished. One or
more bills to amend the Dingley tariff
bill have been introduced in congress
to that end , but the committee -which
they have been referred has taken no
action. It is stated , semiofficially , that
the Republicans in congress have deter
mined not to report any bill that will
"meddle with the tariff , " as even sucb
an innpcer.t bill as one to remove the
duty on anthracite coal would if re
ported be open to amendment and thus
start up the whole question of reformIng -
Ing the protective tariff.
A vote upon an amendment to such a
bill would put all the members of con
gress on record , and most of the Re
publicans do not care to be recorded
as being opposed to taking off the duty
on trust products that are being sold
to foreigners cheaper than to the
American people. A great many Re
publican congressmen would be be
tween the devil and the deep sea if
they were compelled to record them
selves on this issue. Some of them ,
perhaps enough to carry an amend
ment , might vote with the Democrats.
To have a number of Republicans vote
to place trust products on the free list
would be disastrous to that partjas
it would show a split on an important
issue and would perhaps lead to fur
Thus to save the Republican party
from exposing its lack of unanimity
even the recommendation of President
Roosevelt for the removal of the duty
on anthracite coal remains unnoticed
by the party leaders , and this slight re
lief to the people is denied.
If the president had also included
bituminous conl in his recommendation ,
his case would have been much stron
ger , for free soft coal would give great
er relief to the coal consumers than
free hard coal. There have been some-
importations of what is called Scotch
and Welsh anthracite co : ; ! under the
stress of tlie present coal famine , but
as it ranks but little better than the
good qualities of bituminous coal It is
not very salable at the price which is
demanded for it , nor would it be if the
dujy of 67 cents per ton was not added
to its cost. On the other hand , frn
bituminous coal would greatly relieve
the distress now prevailing at th. eoa-
board cities , for the Nova Scotia coal
would compete at New York and Bos
ton , and every ton imported woU re
duce the demand for anthracite by one-
half or two-thirds , the relative valu
of the coals varying somewhat fc-
hcating purposes. The importation of
Nova Scotia conl. free of duty , would
therefore relieve the situation and help
to regulate the price and keep it within
the bounds of reason. It would allow
more coil : to be shipped from the mines
to the western states by reducing the
quantity needed at the seaboard. It
would also relieve the railroads of that
much freight and allow thrin to hurry
forward the much needed conl. 'which
they now say they are unable tn carry
in sufficient quantities to supply half
Free coal , both anthracite and bitu
minous , Is therefore an immediate ne
cessity to every one. aid yet congress
delays to pass this most necessary leg
islation. For partisan reasons the Re
publicans have decided that the tariff
issue must not be opened for discus
sion. This may be "letting well enough
alone" from the standpoint of Senator
Hauna.who is a mine owner and who
is piling up riches by charging exor
bitant prices for his ccal. but it is cruel
and inhuman to the suffering poir and
is robbery of those in better circum
The political necessities of the lie-
publican party are so interwoven with
the trusts , it so relies upon the trusts
for campaign funds , that the leaders
who dominate congress will not allow
any bill changing the present tariff law
to come up for consideration. The
Democrats would have the right to of
fer amendments to such a bill when it
reached the stage of committee of the
whole , and if a bill was reported to
place anthracite coal on the free list
the Democrats would propose to in
clude all coal. Amendments would
also be offered to put trust products on
the free list , and that is what the Re
publican leaders fear. Thus the ab
ject misery that comes from lack of
fuel is intensified by the grasping par
tisans wlio control the congress of the
United States. The trust mother , the
tariff , must not be touched even to a
hair of her head to prevent the suffer
ing and loss of life that are sure to fol
low if free trade in coal is not at once
The Tariff on Conl.
"What has become of the president's
recommendation that the "tariff on an
thracite coal should be removed and
anthracite put actually where it now Is
nominally , on the free list ? "
This was the one recommendation of
his message that met with universal
approval among the common people ,
who wish that he bad gone further and
asked for the removal of the tariff oti
But congrus * . seems no more disposed
to give the'jtople partial than com
plete relief from the oppression of the
ppal * _ luoncocly . - * urnier . * > tlie tariff. Chica-
THE TARIFF SPLIT.
Evidence That the "Iowa Idea"
Is Not Dead.
LEADER UPHOLDS IT EDITORIALLY
Tlie IlOi > ; : blIcau Congrrein Kefnacs tr >
Act Tli Democratic Party tke
Only C..c Honently F Trorlnij Tariff
Refer : . ; People lloblied of 9.1OO-
The "Iowa idea" that the tariff "fos
ters trusts is showing sporadic activity ,
although It has made but little head
way In our Ilepublican ruled congress.
The Des Monies Leader , which is now
owned by George E. Roberts , director
of the mint , is prodding its Republican
brethren to flee from the wrath to come
and mend the tariff while it may.
Among other things the Leader says :
"Toda3 * one corporation in this coun
try makes more steel than all England
and boasts of Its ability to make It more
cheaply than any foreign country. And
yet -we maintain a tariff on iron and
steel that during the last four years
has enabled this concern and its con
stituent companies to mulct the con
sumers to an amount probably equal to
the cost of all their plants. To defend
such duties in the name of Hamilton is
preposterous and to treat then : as a
part of the protective system Is to dis
credit and weaken it. That any news
paper in a state like Iowa should seri
ously defend them and attempt to read
a man out of the Republican party for
objecting to them shows how a party
has drifted from the old , the original ,
the legitimate and the defensible policy
of protection. "
From this it may be judged that the
Republican party in Iowa at least is
split wide open on the tariff and trust
Issues. The reform element is doomed
to disappointment. The next Repub
lican national convention will declare
for protection , though that gathering
may qualify the declaration by saying
that when the time conies the p.irty of
procc io'i i..ay be relied on to amend
the tari.7 in the interest of that theory.
But to reform the tariff 'by abolishing
or reducing the dmies would put mnny
of the trusts out of business , and where
would i he G. O. P. be then , with their
chief subser.bers to the campaign fund
refusing to contribute ?
The Democrats are all united on tar
iff reform. They want to see trst : prod
ucts placed on the free list , ( 'specially
those that the combines are selling
co per to foreigners tian to the home
m rket. Leaving out thtse trust arti
cles , there are a dozen principal prod
ucts that this country now imports that
produce 7o per cent of the revenue
from customs duties. The remaining 23
per cent , or ; ibout $150.000,000. is surplus
revenue that is piling up in the treas
ury and leads only to extravagant ap
propriations by congress. So that of
the -1,000 articles that are now taxed by
the tariff nearly all could be placed on
the free list without reducing the reve
nues of the government mere than they
should be reduced for its economical
The cost to the people of the tariff
tax on the 4.000 articleso/er and above
the duty that the government receives
is more than $300.000.000. This amount
is pocketed by the trusts.
Tlie Mother of the Dad Trust * .
Shepnrd Quotes History.
In answer to the statement so frc-
qucntluinde by Republicans that free
trade and adversity are synonymous
and interchangeable terms Mr. Ed
ward M. Shepard in bis Reform club
sprceh on Dec. 19 opaned tbc pages of
history and exposed the fallacy of this
claim. llt said that there had been
three prrlous of free trade in this coun
try. all periods of prosperity. He ref -
f erred to that from 1783 to 1S12 as the
first and to the qne which began with
the tariff of 1S4G as .the second and
then for the third to the present day ,
"when our f ircigu trade is dwarfed by
our internal trade. " "At this time , * ' he
went on. "our trade with all other
lands is utterly Insignificant w-hen corn-
par-d with our intrst : ti ? trade , the ratio
tie i-cin : ! < * or 13 to 1. ' " and "no protec
tion's : can fail to ascribe the enormous
pros ] ) rty < : f th ? 1 = 0:1 a try to the free
-xcharjjs of commodities in the United
We should not forgot any of tlu-se
facts The last one is most important
of alS. It is only In recent years that
our ii tnrnal trade , a.l frs.1. has 'Iwarfo.l
In v lnive imiJortaice iur foreJcn
: > . M3n trr- : ? Is nivr free within
frce : : K
ju llide ex-
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