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THE VALENTINE DEMOCRAT
M. CHRISTENSEN EDITOR
. October 22 , IttO. :
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Notices of losses of stock free to brand adver-
Fusion State Ticket.
For Judge of the Supreme Court
JUDGE J. J. SULLIVAN.
For Kegents of the University
WM. O. JONES ,
Of Adams County.
DB , E. O , WEHBFR ,
01 Saunders County ,
For District Judaea 15th Judicial District
W. H. WESTOVER ,
Of Sheridan County.
J.J. HARRINGTON ,
of Holt County ,
Count U Ticket.
Dli. A.J. 1'LU.MEU.
D. W. HILSINGER.
SIRS. LOTTIE CRAMER. .
W. R , TOWXE.
. JOSEPH KREi'CIK.
DR , A N. COIIPTON.
For Commlssoner 1st Com. dist.
SOL. L. ELLIS.
The democrats and populists in
convention assembled have put up
a ticket that can be supported by
every fusion voter in Cherry coun
ty. The candidates are represen
tative men of their precincts.
Mrs. Cramer needs no introduc
tion , she is probably better known
and better liked than any other
teacher in Cherry county. She
deserves to be elected county sup-
In accepting the nomination for
county treasurer under the present
circumstances , Mr. I. M. Rice
proves his sterling democracy the
second time , the other time being
when he was given his choice of
either announcing himself as a
republican or loose his job as dep
uty county treasurer and he re
fused to sell his party principles
for the job. It is due Mr. Rice
that ho receive every fusion vote
in the county and their earnest sup
It is asserted by republican poli
ticians here that Cherry county is
absolutely safe for them and they ,
I expect a big majority. They make'
these claims , not on the .special
merits of their candidate. , but !
rather on the poor organization of J
their opponents. This unfortu
nately is true. The duties imposed
on the chairman and secretary of
the county organization are onerous
and expensive , and if the voters of
the county refuse to turn out , it is
generally charged against these
officers. It is a well known fa ; t
th.-it the party , in , are in much
better shape to fight than their op
ponents. This is the case in Cher
ry county , and the only hope we ;
can have of success is that every '
fusion voter will remember that he.
has a duty to perform , as well for !
himself as in the interest i.f his i
party. We have clean and able i
men on our party ticket and iv are i
in hopes that the voters will come : 1
to the polls. I c
Ourcandidateforsupreme juilgo , ' 1
Judge J. J. Sullivan , is one M : the i 1
ablest men Nebraska ever had on c
Our candidates for district judges ,
Messcrs Harrington and Westover ,
are well known and on their merits i
are entitled to another term , and c
the populist or democrat who shirks i
liis responsibility as a citizen by e
not voting should remember what a
condition this county vas in sfter i
the republicans had full swsy for li
eight or ten years ; the county in
debt , warrants worth 40 to 60c en
the dollar , the republican officials
short in their accounts and a Val
entine ring running the affairs of
the county in the interests of them
selves. This is the truth and we I !
known , and we also know that this
ring was broken when the demo
crats elected P. Sullivan as com
missioner and the populists elected
most of their county officers.
The republicans call fusion un
holy , but it has done good work in
this county and in the state , and
however else we differ , let us as
tax payers agree that it is not a
good policy to have one party in
absolute control of the county too
long or so strong that they feel
they can over-ride the will of the
people and elect their candidates
without opposition , as that certain
ly breeds corruption , and we as tax
payers must foot the bill.
Who Shall Your Judges Be ?
Among the politicians this is re
garded as "an off year. " In the
state of Nebraska to-day there is not
a candidate for office whose success
or failure can in the least influence
national affairs. To the individual
candidate and to the few who may
be dependent upon him for a clerk
ship , or for the position of court
reporter , the election has , of course ,
a direct financial interest. To the
voter generally it matters not what
the politics of any candidate may
be. Nevertheless he has a direct
and personal interest in the char
acter of the men selected , and
especially is this true when applied
to the judiciary.
In this judicial district to-day we
have four candidates for the office
of District Judge. Two of these
will be selected on the 3rd of Nov
ember and it is now up to the cat
tle men of this county , and to our
citizens generally , to say who these
two shall be.
We do not believe in abusing a
man merely because he becomes a
candidate for office and we are not
disposed to say harsh things about
either of the republican candidates.
We are not urging the election of
one man because some other man
is unfit for the place. But we are
urging the election of Judge Har
rington and Judge Westover be
cause they have demonstrated their
fitness for the place. For several
years now these gentlemen have
presided over this district and their
services have been such as to com
mend them to every law abiding
citizen. To every man who would
see the law enforced without fear or
favor ; who would have every man
secure in his person and property
against the law breaker. If the
election of two candidates for ju
dicial bench could be brought about
without resorting to the plan of
political nominations , we doubt if
ten per cent of the vote in this dis
trict would be cast against either
of our present judges. If the people
ple would act in the selection of
a judge to preside on the bench
with the same good sense they dis
play in the selection of an attorney
to try a law suit , if they have one ,
and in place of inquiring the judges
politics they would inform them
selves of his fitness for the office \
there is no question but they would
be both elected by an overwhelm
ing majority , and we believe this
is just what is going to happen in
this district this fall. The people
are becoming wiser. The man
who used to boast of never having
voted for a candidate of the opposite - j
site faith is becoming extinct. The '
ancient appeal of "vote 'er
straight" coming from the chair
man of some committee who makes
his living by politics wilt fall on
deaf ears this fall. In New York
the republicans have nominated
the democratic candidate for the
office of justice of the court of ap
peals because of his good service
in the past. The New York Tri
bune , the leading republican pa
per of that state has this to say
ibout it : "The policy of continu- '
ngin office a judge of demonstrat- j
id fitness regardless of his past
iffiliations is a good one , and one I
n which the great body of repub- 1
ican voters believe. " If it is a \
The Democratic State Platform ,
Following is the platform .dopted at the state convent ion at Columbus :
We , the democrats of Nebraska , in convention asaembed , reaffirm
our faith in the principles of the party as enunciated in the last national
platform , adopted at Kansas City.
We denounce the national republican administration for its failure
to carry out its promises heretofore made and its subservience to special
interests at the expense of and to the detriment of the interests of the
public at large.
We are unalterably opposed to any form of asset currency legisla
tion and to any legislation of the character of the Aldrich bill.
We demand that the attorney genenal of our state shall make ap
plication to the supreme court of the United States for permission to
put the Nebraska maximum freight law into immediate effect , in accord
with the suggestion ot the court. In the campaign one year ago the
democracy of Nebraska charged that the election of a republican legis
lature would he a victory for the railroads and other corporate interests
which presume to dictate in state ailairs.
We call attention to the faithful manner in which republican officials
have championed the corporations , enacting and applying statutes to
the injury of the home owners , farming and business interests to the
profit of the raihoads and othe public corporations. We charge that
the late republican legislature deliberately substituted the Ramsev bill
intending thereby to deny to the farmers of this state all relief irom the
grain trust , the most burdensome and exacting combine now operating
within this state.
We arraign the republican party of Neb.aska for the failure of the
last legislature to keep its ante-election promises ; to provide a just and
equitaple revenue law , and charge chat it surreodered to corporate in
fluence and dictation , discriminated In favor of the railroads in the tax-J
We arraign the republican state ad ministration for its extravagant
expenditures and for burdening the state with an immense floating in
debtedness as a direct result of such action and we demand a more
economic handling of the public funds The shameful interference bv
Governor Mickey in the efforts of his deputies to properly and honestly
enforce the provisions of the oil inspection law should meet the severe ji
condemnation of every lover of law. His notorious and successful ati. .
tempt to permit the Standard Oil company to sell in this state a grade t
of oil condemed by his deputies as dangerons to the life and property of
consumers must be construed as evidence of woeful ignorance or crimi-H
nal collusion. p
We believe the judiciary to be the corner stone of American govern-N |
ment , both state and national. Upon its ability , independence and in-rl
tegrity rests the future of American institutions. We therefore demand <
that the judiciar.v of this state be kept free from partisan bias and the
undue inlluence of special and corporate interests.
We commend to the voters of Nebraska the record of John J Sulli
van as embodying our ideas of the high character the judiciary ought to
We invite all citizens , without reference to their political affilia
tions , who agree with us in the foregoing principles and who believe in
an independent judiciary to support the nominees of this convention
good policy for the republicans of
New York why is it not a good
policy for the republicans of the
fifteenth judicial district ? We sub
mit this as a business proposition
to you. The result of the judicial
election means more to the cattle
men of this county than it does to ,
Judge Harrington or Judge West-
over. Either of them can make
more money in his private practice
as a lawyer than his salary as judge
brings him. This is the business
man's and the cattle man's fight.
If you want to continue the good
work begun by these judges vote
for these men yourself , and , more
than that , talk the matter over
with your neighbor and see if he
will not do the same. If you want
good men on the bench now is the
time to put them there. The re
publicans of this county have
helped elect fusionist county of
ficers and they have never regretted
it. They helped to elect Judge
Harrington and Judge \Yestover
before. We believe they have
been satisfied with their work and
they will help to elect them again.
Allan Sparks was down from
Frank Kelsey and wife , of Cody ,
were in town Tuesday.
Jack Whipple was in town from
reservation Tuesday over night.
R. 0. Jones , of Kcya Paha Co. ,
was in town Tuesday on business.
L. W. Parker , from up the riv
er was in town the first of the
E. Robert Schulze , of Nenzel ,
was transacting business in town
Mrs. W. A. Kimbell returned'
this week from a visit in Omaha
with relatives. .
E. L. Heath , U. S. Commiss
ioner was down from Cody last.
Friday on business. . |
John Adamson and wife were in
town Monday and hauled out a '
new sewing machine.
N. S. Rowley and C. C. Thomp
son shipped four cars of cattle to
Omaha yesterday from this place. 1
Chas. Maxwell Jr. came in from J
the ranch of the Federal Cattle Co. - .
near Simeon this"week. . He had
been helping in haying. . _
Sampson Bradley returned last
week from a visit down east with
ft daughter. He expects to go out
to Washington soon.
James H. Quigley went up to 1
Co'dy last Saturday to round up 1
his cattle and take them over onto 1.
the reservation to winter. \
The Valentine Bottling Works
puts up eleven different kinds of
S. L. Ellis , of Simeon , candidate
for county commissioner , was in
town Monday after a load of freight
for his store.
We forgot to tell our readers
last week of Arthur Broad , near
Britt , losing his wheat stacks by
fire , caused by lighning.
Dr. J. C.-Dwyer was taken to
Lincoln this morning by Sheriff
Layport where he will be placed
in a hospital for treatment.
Fred Phunder , of Norfold , form
erly working in the harness shop
here for J. W. Whillans , is visit
ing at the Cypher's home in this
Fred Kudulka and Joe Forget
shipped a car of wheat down from
Georgia a couple of weeks ago
which was purchased by the Min-
F. M. Blake , a dentist , formerly
of Maryville , Mo. , has located here
permanently. He has practiced for
12 years and will be located at the
Henry Brant , who went to the
eastern part of the state last spring
to live , returned last Saturday sat
isfied that Cherry county was good
enough for him. ;
Mrs. August Bohle , a brother's
wife , and Mrs. Pelster , of Johns
town , mother of E. H. Bohle our
townsman , were visiting with him
and wife over Sunday.
Election day is the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in Novem
ber every year. Tell some of the
young folks about it or ask them
if they know when it is.
Mr. and Mrs. John Fenner , of
Marshaltown , Iowa , are visiting
their daughter , Mrs. M. E. Moon
of this city. They expect to re
main here about three weeks.
In a suit before Judge Towne
Tuesday A. M. Morrissey secured
a judgement against W. R. Boddy
for attorney's fees when Mr. Bed
dy was in trouble some time ago.
Wm. Husenetter , of Butler Co. , j
was here last week looking after !
some cattle which Jas. Hudson is
baking care of for him near Sparks. '
Mr. Hudson and Mr. Husenetter
were in town together Friday.
W. A. Kimbell returned Sun-
clay and on Monday resumed work
in the barber shop , having been
called home by a telegram on ac
count of his brother's illness. He
hopes to ad just the accounts against
him satisfactorily and continue his
Business in which he has our best
is Horn * too jjnod when you're eating fruit. Ours in
fresh and well ripened. : : : : ' ' ' ' '
are good when they are fresh. We sell a lot of them
which keeps them fresh , : : : : ' ' ' '
thatV tvlry we sell a lot of them. They're pure sweetness.
is what yon need every day. Ours is fresh when you
E. H BOHLE ,
FKED WIIITTBMOKK. President JnAUi.es SPAKKS , CasMer
J. W STETTKR , Vice President COUA i. W xTTKn" , AsMStant''ashler
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Surplus , $1,000
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