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XX VALENTINE. NEBRASKA , DECEMBER 7 , 1905.
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I Clothing. |
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| Scarfs and Muffs. |
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Goats and Cravanetts
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We ? ; have a f ulUine of Knitted Goods , U
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SScafrfs , Shawls , Fasinators , Hoods &
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llRfeb FRONT MERC. CO 1
Fall and Winter
Scirool Suits for Boys ,
. - . . : ? . L and
Shoes for Boys and Qirls.
The best for wear in the town for the money.
Suits made to order. Cleaning , pressing and repairing.
Stoves - Coal
HEATING , COOKING and RANGES.
i.v. : . , r- Good , reliable and serviceable.
; Vtrur own selection in Cooking Utensils.
- ; rThe BIGGEST and BEST HARDWARE and
" : FURNITURE STOCK in Western Nebraska.
1 FRANK FISCHER.
Chartered jTs a State Bank Chartered as a National Bank
e 1 , : 188(4. ( August 12 , 1902 ,
TIRST NATIONAL BANK
Valentine , Nebraska.
( Succespor to )
alls , of
A General Banking
, HOD . < * Exchange and
C. H. CORNELL , President. J. T. MAY , Vice-President.
M. V , NICHOLSON , Cashier.
SIGNS OF GRAFT
Nebraska , Land Offices Under
MORE WORK FOR GRAND JURY
Secretary Hitchcock Has Ili
MEN AT VALENTINE INVOLVED
Charges Made AgainMt Regis
ter Petti John.
Accused of Illegally Acquiring
Government Property Com
plaint of Inattention to Duty
by Receiver Towle.
Washington , Dec. 2. Special
agents of the interior department
have unearthed a mass of evidence
of a startling character in relation
to fraudulent appropriations of
public land in Nebraska by perjury
and subornation of perjury. The
secretary of the interior is deter
mined to let no guilty man escape ,
and it is believed there will be a
rattling of dry bones when the
facts already discovered are
brought before the grand jury at
Many thousands of acres in the
state , it is said , will be thrown
open again for homesteaders when
the investigations are completed.
Even the officials of the seven land
offices in Nebraska are under ser
Valentine Officials Involved.
A sensation was sprung today
when the story leaked out at the
interior department that the two
officials of the landoffice at Valen
tine were declared involved. It is
charged that Register James C.
Pefetijonn has made himself liable
by illegally acquiring a lot of
government land in his district.
Evidence submitted against Re
ceiver Albert L. Towle is intended
to show that he has not only been
inactive in the discharge of the |
duties of his office , but that he has
failed to take official cognizance of
certain irregularities passing thro
the hands of the register and him-
self as receiver.
The report of the investigation I
of these two officials are now in i
the hands of Secretary Hitchcock ,
and as soon as he finds time to give t
the matter his personal attention ,
definite action will be taken. It
was stated upon high authority
that both Petti John and Towle would
be dismissed from the service. The
secretary has not reached a decis
ion as to whether or not Register
Pettijohn will be prosecuted for
his . alleged irregularities in office.
GODY A GAMBLING RESORT
Open Violations of the Law
The gambling proposition is be
ing agitate at Cody , Neb. , by the
better class of citizens. Numer
ous attempts have been made to
put a stop to the wholesale rob
bery of people who are enticed in
to games while under the influence
of drink and lose heavily. Cody
has long run wide-open every day
in the week , and every effort has
failed to stop the gambling , rou
lette wheels , slot machines and
other nefarious schemes to get
money from the people who are
conjured into believing that they
can win a stake.
Many people have spent their
hard earned cash in these dives ,
that should have gone towards
buying clothing , food and fuel for
their families. It is time some
thing was done to stop it. The
keepers of these dives should be
made to return every dollar ex
tracted from people on a gambling
scheme. Under recent decisions
of the supreme courts , a man los
ing money at a gambling place can
recover from the owner of the
property where such money was
The county attorney's attention
is hereby called to the violations
of the law at Cody , and it is his
duty to proceed to prosecute the
JUDGE WESTOVER'S ORDER
Issued at Last Term of the
It having come to my knowledge
during the trial of criminal cases
at this term of court that some
four or five houses of prostitution
are and have been time for a long
time maintained within the ricinity
of Valentine , but outside the cor
porate limits thereof , at which re
sorts intoxicating liquors are kept
for sale , and are sold without the
proprietors of said houses having
obtained a license therefor as re
quired by law , and also that var
ious gambling tables and devices
have been set up and maintained
and are now set up and being main
tained at said houses in violation
of the laws of this state , and it
further appearing to me that much
of the crime which has been com
mitted as shown by the evidence
during this term of court , is
chargeable directly or indirectly
to the gambling and sale of liquor
at these resorts.
Now , therefore it is ordered and
directed by the court , that the
county attorney of Cherry county
proceed without delay to file com
plaints against the proprietors ,
owners and managers of these var
ious resorts , charging them with
the violation of Section 215 of the
Criminal Code of Nebraska , and
also Section 11 of Chapter 50 of
the statutes of Nebraska , with the
view of binding said violators of
law over to the district court for
trial and proper punishment. And
the county attorney is further di
rected that whenever information
is received by him that either of
these sections is being violated at
any of these houses , or other
houses of similar character , that
he shall immediately file complaint
and prosecute them to the full ex
tent of the law.
It is further ordered and direct
ed by the court that th sheriff of
said county proceed without delay
to take possession of all gambling
devices , tables , wheels , and other
paraphernalia which may be found
by him in any of these before-
mentioned resorts , and that he
safely keep all such tables , wheels ,
and other gambling devices so
taken by him until the further or
der of this court.
Dated this 25th day of Novem
ber , 1905.
Judge of the District Court.
Editors of country papers have
been surprised lately at receiving
from some source a proposition to
furnish them supplements of good
reading matter free of charge ,
they only agree to run a supple
ment as a part of their papers. A
few accepted the offer. The first
supplement contained hidden in
the reading matter an attack on
the parcels post , which the express
companies are fighting with might
and main. The second contains a
veiled attack on President Koose-
velt's railroad policy. Hawarden
( Iowa ) Chronicle.
But few of the "Nebraska editors
were chumps enough to bite on
these hand-me-down "Magazine
Supplements. " Bancroft ( Neb. )
When you come to town , stop
at the Chicago House. 38
4 ? We are making a little sj :
effort along this line. Have
taken notice ? If no'fc , drop
4 49 ? and take a glance" our ass |
49 49 ment of Novelty Stuff.
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49 Hand Bags and Pocketjbopks ,
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* 4 ? ? Lace Collars x Belts t
4 W ? Fancy Lace x Embroideries
4 49 ? Novelty Caps
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We are also showing a nice new
S9 line of Shirt Waists for winter wear.
FALL WIHTE -V *
Clothing , Drygoocls , Hats and Caps ,
Boots and Shoes.
Come and give us a chance to prove that we are selling good goods
of all kinds cheaper than anybody in this party of the country.
for Good Goods and Cheap Prices ,
MAX E. VIBRTBL
Dealer in Everything.
You don't have to wait for us to flag , :
a delivery. We have our own .and t-i :
MAKE PROMPT <
DELIVERIES : ;
W. A. PETTYCREW , GENERAL MDSE. |
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FRED WmrTEMORE , Pres. CHARLES SPARKS , Cashier.
J. W. STETTER , Vice Pres. ORAII L. BRITTOX , Ass't Cash.
i Valentine State Bank ,
Valentine , Nebraska. li
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0 Capital .Surplus- r §
$25.000 , $2,000 ,
Persons seeking a place of safety for their money , , will profit by
investigating the methods employed in our .business. , . .
Suited to your taste.
Canned Goods Lunch Counter.
Are now at their best and All you want to eat at our
we handle the best grade. . : . . .Lunch Counter. ' . . . .
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