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THE VAlElfflNE DEMOCRAT
I. M RICE EDITOR
Entered at the Post-office at Valentine , Cherry
county , Nebraslia , as Secon'd-claas matter.
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National Democratic Ticket.
For President "
ALTON B. PARKER ,
of New York.
"For Vice President
1IEXRY G. DAVIS ,
of West Virginia.
For Rep. 6th Cong. Disk
"VV. B. McXeel , of North Platte.
Geo. AV. Berge , ( pop. ) Lincoln.
For Lieut. Gov.
Dr. A. Townsend , ( dem ) Franklin.
J. S. Canaday , ( pop ) Kearney.
For Secretary of State
R. E. AVatzke , ( dcm ) Richardson.
John Osborn , ( pop ) Pawnee.
For Attornpy General-
Edward Whalen. ( dem ) O'Neill.
For Land Commissioner
A. A. AYorsley , ( pop ) Boyd.
For Supt. Public Instruction
A. Softley , ( pop ) Perkins.
C. F. Coffer , of Nionx County ,
Nominated for Senator.
The democratic senatorial con
vention of the 14th senatorial dis-
trict met in Rushville last Tues
day and nominated C. F. Coffee ,
of Sioux county , for state senator.
The populists in convention as
sembled at the same time and place
unanimously endorsed the nomi
nation of Mr. Coffee.
J. R. Hunter , of Sioux county ,
was elected chairman and J. D.
Scott secretary of the democratic
convention. Judge Ricker , of
Chadron , was elected chairman
and C. L. Mayes , of Rushville ,
secretary of the populist conven
Mr. Coffee is a prominent cattle
man of Sioux county and is favor
ably spoken of by all acquainted
with him. He is a strong candi
date and we predict for him that
when the Sth of November rolls
around he will be elected by a
George W , Berge ,
Madison , Neb. , Sept. 2. To the
Editor of the AVorId-Herald :
George W. Berge , our candidate
for governor , has every essential
qualification for the position. He *
IMS the requisite age , maturity of
judgment and character , which ,
supplemented by wide read ing , ex
perience and natural aptitude for
public life , makes him an idea !
While Mr. Berge's views are .
pronounced they are in the right
direction , and he is conservative
and cautious withal. He would'
not hesitate to do right and could :
not be cajoled or forced into doing |
wrong. I have no doubt that his !
election would result in great beno- '
fit to the people , and tint the cor
porations would be brouirht under (
propor subjection , while their right
ful interests would be preserved ,
and a just equilibrium between
corporate rights and the rights of
the public would be maintained.
I certainly highly esteem Mr. 1
Berge and his emhient qualifica
tions for the office and shall do all 1
that may be within my power to
t / bring about his election.
"f I W. V , AfcW in World-Herald.
Read This and Hand it to Your
Lincoln , Neb. , Sept. 13,1901.
What are the issues in this state
campaign ? Is it a contest between
the republican voters and the fus
ion voters ? No. There is no issue
between the republican and fusion
voters. The contest is between
the people and the railroads. The
railroads are in control of the state
government and the people want
to get this control back into their
hands. The railroads now dictate
everything that is done at the state
house and in the legislature. The
railroads have in this state one of
the most powerful and effective
organizations ever known in the
history of the government. They
have been carefully building up
and perfecting this organization
for twenty-five years. It is now
as potent to control this state as
Tammany is to control New York
City. The railroads have built up
their organization around the free
pass system. Their plan is to keep
a few influential men in each coun
ty under their control by means of
the free pass system and through
these procure control over public
affairs. They have been working
on this system so long that they
have developed it into a very ef
fective political machine.
The railroads maintain this free
pass machine and the political con
trol which they procure through it ,
for the purpose of holding securely
high freight rates and low taxation
for the railroads. The high freight
rates that prevail in Nebraska have
become a sore grievance to the
shippers and producers who pay
the freight charges. The high
taxes paid by the people and the
low tax paid by the railroad cor
porations are also a standing griev
ance to the tax payers. This high
freight rate system and this un
equal tax system are forced on the
people of Nebraska by the rail
roads through the free pass sys
tem. The free pass holders , or
ganized into a political organiza
tion , with local bosses controlling
each county and town , and these
local bosses working in harmony
with each other under the direction
of the railroad headquarters at
Omaha , makes Omaha the seat of
government and gives Nebraska
government by railroads. To de
stroy this government by railroads
is the real and vital issue in this
Unequal taxation is an injustice.
Extortionate freight charges are
But these are a mere matter of
dollars. There is a sentiment that
outweighs tax money or freight
money. If a man is a citizen un
der the constitution he wants to
feel that his citizenship is counted.
If its government by the people in
theory , he wants it to be governed
by the people in fact. It is an of
fense to self respect when the citi
zen finds the sharp practice of rail
road cappers operating between
him and his ballot. When the
railroads are able to bribe with an
nual free passes a few leading men ,
in each town and procure through
these men control of public affairs
and when this bribery system and
this procured control continues
year after yec\r , there comes a time
when the citizen must join his
force with that of other citizens to
destroy the bribery system or else
.subside into the attitude of a mere
serf and forever hold his peace.
The privilege of merely voting
at the polls after the candidates
have been named by railroads
through the free pass machine is i
an honor so empty , so devoid of t
honor , as to be unworthy of a self e
respecting man. A slave is wills
ing to be counted along with his c
master , but a man wants to be I
counted for himself. i
There is no pretense on the part v
of the republican press of the state c
that the republican state ticket now I
before the Nebraska voters was F
created by any other influence than p
that of the railroads. Before the M
convention the republican news
papers openly discussed and point
ed out how this candidate was bec ;
ing supported by such and such
railroad influence , and how that
candidate was being brought out
by such and such other railroad in
fluence and there was no claim
made by the republican press , no
information published to show that
there"was any potent influence ex
erted by the people , or any other ,
influence counted or considered j
except the influence of the corpor- !
ations. After the state ticket had
been named , the republican news
papers continued for several days
to discuss the victories and defeats
of the various railroad influences
and the republican voters , espec
ially those who read the republi
can dailies , cannot deny that they
were and are fully advised , that
the action of their state convention
was simply a composite result of
railroad influences contending
against each other. It is unneces
sary to produce any elaborate
proof of this more than to refer to
what is still fresh in the public
mind. It is universally under
stood that the republican conven
tions are and have been for years
merely trials of strength between
the various railroad influences of
the state. It is likewise universal
ly understood and admitted that
the railroads procure the control
which they exert , through the free
pass organization , Now if the re
publican voters are sensitive
enough to their rights as citizens
to resent the intrusion of this
usurped control and desire to throw
it off , they must lirst destroy the
free pass organization , the medium j
through which the railroads have
obtained such unbridled sway. It
will require two departments of
the state government , the legisla
tive and the executive , to make an
anti pass law. The voters can
elect an anti pass legislature and
an anti pass governor. They can
do this. The fusion candidate for
governor has never been a part of
the free pass machine' . He has
kept aloof from its influence. He
believes that the destruction of the
free pass system is the paramount
issue now before the Nebraska
people. No other reform can be
considered until this is accomplish
ed. No just revenue law , no freight
rate law , no anti-lobby law , no law
curtailing the power of the eleva
tor trust , no law nor system of
economy or betterment of public
affairs can belput into the statutes
of this state until the power which
opposes such laws is dethroned.
Nebraska people arc not so fanati
cal or so unjust as to desire.an an
ti-railroad government. They do
not want a state government that
is i actually hostile toward railroads
but i they want a state government
that is hostile toward railroad con
trol. In order to set up such a
government at the state capital ,
they must elect a governor and
legislature that is opposed to the
free pass system , opposed to it
enough to pass a law that will de
stroy it. Nebraska people have
talked against the free pass system
for a quarter of a century , but
with all this talk against it the free
pass organization has become more
powerful and more insolent each
year. Whatever orators or news
papers may say , the real and vital
issue in this Nebraska campaign is
to overthrow railroad control and ,
remove the seat of government }
from Omaha to the state capital at i
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Via the North-western Line will be I
in effect from all stations daily un- -i
til October 15 , inclusive. Slop-ov
ers and interesting side trips. Two a
solid fast trains through to the Pai
3ific Coast daily. "The Overland j
Limite : ! " less than three clays en-
route. Another fast daily train T
with , drawing room and sleeping ( [ '
ars and free reclining cars daily , j
Persona ly conducted excursions.
For tickets and full information apr
ply to agents Chicago & Northji
res torn R'y. 304
For the best 35 cent meal in the
ity go the Valentine House. S
Valentino People A wail in g
Cfcaffee Beporfc With Interest.
Norfolk , Neb. , Sept. 18. Thero
is consternation in the air around
the military post situated at Ft.
Niobrara , Neb. , just now. It ha
arisen because the war department ,
it is said , has been considering a
change which would abolish the
Niobrara post and establish anoth
er in some other state. People
from states which have few or no
military posts are alleged to have
petitioned the government to make
the change and as a result of that
plea , Gen. Chaffee himself very
recently visited the point.
Upon the report of Getf. Chaffee
in the Washington office , depends
the ultimate outcome of the situa
tion. Upon that report depends
the permanency of Ft. Niobrara or
its abandonment. Therefore , the
report is awaited with intense eag
erness upon the part of the people
around the post and the business
men of Valentine , the little city
just at the edge of the government
reservation. From the officers and
soldiers Valentine gets about
$20,000 of spending money every
month in the year.
There are two other posts in Ne
braska , Forts Crook and Robinson ,
one located near Omaha and the
other near Crawford , in the west
ern edge of the state. Both of
these are permanent , with brick
dwellings. Fort Niobrara is old
and not in very good shape. A few
states have no forts at all. Wis
consin is one. There is jealousy
because Nebraska has three. But
it is pointed out that Nebraska
needs three because of the Indians
and the thinly populated districts
The reservation upon which is
located Fort Niobrara is the larg
est military tract in the United
States today. It is so big that two
big armies can line up , twelve
miles apart , and still be on federal
ground. It affords the finest op
portunity in this country for mil-
Referring to the above dispatch
Chief Clerk Harm of the adjutant
general's office of the department
of the Missouri said this morning
that a year and a half ago a gen
eral board of officers recommended
that Fort Niobrara be abandoned ,
together with Fort Reno in Indian
"We have been several times
advised that the fort is to be aband
oned in pursuance to the recom
mendation , " he said , and think
it will be clone within the year.
The reservation will then be turn
ed over to the interior department.
It has been impossible up to this
time to do this because no new
forts have been established to
which the forces at Fort Niobrara
could be transferred , but a fort is
now in process of erection close to
Indianopolis. ' ' WorldHerald. .
Doiru the River.
Mrs. Burner went to town Friday.
Born , to Mr. and.Mrs. . . House , a
big baby girl.
Mr. and Mrs. Bowclen went to
town Thursday and stayed over
Haying is about over in these
parts and most everybody is getting
ready for threshing.
Mr. Nollette , of the southern
part of the state , has heen visiting
with relatives here.
Mr. Lee and tne foreman of the
O'Connor Cattle Co. are rounding
up in this vicinity. t
Grandma C la ] kson of Valentine .
has heen visiting with her daughter
Mrs. House the past week.
The little son of Jacob Sauerwein
and wife was drowned in a wash
boiler recently. His mother had
jusfc stepped out of the house nnd
was gone oiily a few minutes , when o
returning she found the little one ;
lead. The whole community joins y
in sympathy lor Mr. and Mrs. c
Sauerwein in their sad bereave
ment. "Budded on earih to bloom
in Heaven. "
If you want to buy a Heating r <
Stove call on Bed Front Merc. Co. E
'A. J 3 M \
Dry Goods s Notions
CANDIES AND FRESH FRUIT
TOBACCOS AND CIGARS
OLD POSTOFF1CE BUILDING. VALENTINE , NEBR.
HERBERT BREUKLAND tlfiA *
( Successor to E Breuklandcr , )
General Blacksmitliing and Wood Work.
Horse Shoeing a Specialty.
BUILDING. NEWLY PUKNISHED. .
The Chicago House ,
A. A. ADAMS , Propr.
RATES $2.00 PER DAY. [ . C. HEADIXGTON , Clerk.
HENRY TAYLOR. GRAXT BOYER.
TAYLOR & BOYER ,
Contractors and Builders , Carpentering.
All kinds of wood work done to order. Stock tanks made in all sizes
Si Work shop in Charbonneau's blacksmith shop.
VALENTINE = = NEBRASKA.
JAMES B. HULL I
v Sole Agents for
HERALD PURE RYE WHISKEY
Ale and Porter , And FRED KRUG'S BEER
Choicest Wines and Cigars ,
. . . ,
t.'Wtff et-ri < " - = fW-a2.v v- * $
See that your ticket reads via the Burl
ington Route from Omaha to St. Louis.
The Bnrlingroii's Exposition Flyer leaves
at 5:25 : p. m. arriving at St. Louis 7:10 :
the next morning.
Burlington trains carry every equip
ment to make traveling comfortable , and
they run ovor a smooth track all the way.
Let me tell you more about our ser
W. Wakeley ,
General Passenger Agent , Omaha , Nebr ,
A good , clean bed and comfort-
ible room over night for 50 cents
it the Valentine House.
It's a pleasure to use good sta-
.ionery. . We have a lot of XXX
mcl XXXX envelopes which are
he best on the market. AVe have
he Lenox and Franklin mills writ-
ng paper put up in boxes of 500
iheet . We have Cranes Japanese
, nd Carpenter Paper Co. linen pa-
> er for type writer and fine writ-
ng paper. It's all good as gold
nd we pnnt what you want in the
itest and best type. Bring your
rder in at once and get one more
ood job of printing that will make
ou money , save you time and in-
rease your business.
rom Ft. Isiobrara , one red cow ,
rancled i-J ± , on left side. Liberal
iward for iufomatipn. 3-16
J. E. GiUESHAiuiER , Ft.Niobrara.
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Meals : Lunches : Short Orders *
53 - cV s
First class meals at all hours. ]
day and night. Oysters in ]
season. Pies , cakes , dou h3 3
nuts always on hand. s
E. D. Coliota , Prop. %
J. L. ASEBUBN ,
( Jontractor anc Build
er in Brick or Stone
Valentine , - Near.
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