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THE VALENTINE DEMOCRAT
I. M. RICE - Edit .i and Proprietor.
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MARK ZARR - Foreman.
Eatered at the postoffice at Valentine , Cherry county , Nebr. . as Second
Subscription $1.00 per year in advance ; $1.50 when not paid in advance.
Display Advertising 1 inch single column 15c per issue or $6.00 a year.
Local Notices , Obituaries , Lodge Resolutions and Socials for revenue
5c per line per issue.
Brands , H 'riches$4.00 ' per year in advance ; additional space $3.00 per
rear ; engraveu blocks extra $1.00 each.
10 per cent additional to above rates if over 6 months in arrears.
Parties living outside Cherry county are requested to pay in advance.
Notices of losses of stock free to brand advertisers.
THURSDAY , JANUARY 18 , 1906.
Manhattan ( Kan ) Republic.
Robert Good of Jamestown , edi
tor of the Optimist , received a
gasoline engine as a Christmas
present with the compliments of
the merchants of the town and the
adjuration to stop his kicking a
job press. "We will venture the
prediction that the hard licks that
Bob Good puts in to get trade to
Jamestown will make the merch
ants about as happy as they were
in giving this pleasant surprise.
The editor who can please every
body is not fit for this earth , but
entitled to wings. Human nature
is constituted so that some like
scandal , some don't ; some like to
see others ripped up the back ,
others don't ; some like to see fakes
exposed , others don't ; some like
the truth told about them , others
' like to take theii
don't ; some pa
pers seven or eight .years and nev
er miss an issue or pay a cent , and
get mad and stop their paper when
they get a statement of their ac
counts , others don't. It is some
consolation to know that the Lord
himself failed to please everyone
while on earth.
Springvicw Herald Man in
We received this week a state
ment of . a little account from a
business firm in Springview whict
was made out on a head furnished
by the Pratt's Food Co. , and on il
was printed with a rubber stamp
"Please call and settle at once ,
Prompt attention to this will in
sure future favors" and it was
mailed in an envelopes printed and
sold by the government. This
ffrm has spent § 11 in advertising
and job work with us in nearly
four years while we have spent ir
cash with them nearly § 200. Wil
some of our subscribers come ir
and help us pay this little bill sc
that in future we can trade witt
Sears Roebuck ? Springview Her
, Not a Hard Problem ,
The Columbus Telegram gives
the following problem in finance
to Nebraska boys : "If in a time o
admitted prosperity the state o
Nebraska runs into debt nearly
$150,000.00 in one year , how lonj ;
will it require the republican re
ideemers to put Nebraska in thi
bankrupt column ? "
You may think this picture a lit
tie overdrawn , but a peep at Audi
tor Searle's report for the year 190i
will convince you of the need o
having the young boys and the ol (
ones as well , to do a little figuring
along this line. You will remem
ber that the republicans promisee
faithfully to wipe out the obnox
ious state debt if the voters wonl <
.give them-the power to do so. Yoi
gave them the power , both in al
the state offices and the Ipgisla
ture , and they have had six yean
in winch to work. The result i
that they have shoved you farthe
into debt each year. The repor
.shows the state to be in debt mor <
than two and a half million dollars
This is the way they have repai <
your confidence. The voters o
this state have gone through th
same experience twice and the rail
roads are framing up to do it again
We sometimes believe that the re
publicans will have Nebraska ink
the bankrupt column long before
the people will awake from theii
political prejudice. J
We copy a number of articles
from our exchanges this week ,
which will be found interesting ,
partly on account of the thought
conveyed , and some articles be
cause of merit and the more to be
emphasized as having come from a
republican newspaper. Read the
articles and ponder over those
which voice the sentiment express
ed by democrats and populists
Rushville Recorder. ( Rp )
They seem to have thought
about everything at the canal zone
from providing pyjamas to a bras ;
brand , but the work , that's anoth
'The land fraud cases are filling
people with apprehension , whicl
all goes to show that governrnen
indifference in the past has been
largely responsible for many oi
the irregular filings that have pile (
up , and which now threaten th
west with disorganization. Lan <
hunger is as much a curse as an :
There are not many trusts beinj
smashed by legislation , but quite ;
number have gone under by tin
weight of their own sins ; and then
has never been a time in the histor ;
of the Great American Republic
where more graft , fraud and in
competence has been uncovere <
than under the relentless scrutiny
of Theodore Roosevelt who stand
out first and last as an honest man
demanding and strenuously insist
ing upon a purer and higher stand
arc of political and national honor
The time is no t yet ripe , bu
come it will , when the solution o
all the railroad difficulties will b
solved by the government pur
chasing the railroads right out
This has already been brough
about in some of the Europeai
countries. Italy being the last to
solve the problem in that way. am
it is only a matter of time whei
we must face the problem in th
same bold manner. No centre
can be effective 'unless backed u
by ownership , from the simp ]
fact that the public demand on
thing and the railroads anothei
The far reaching effects to sa ;
nothing of the difficulties of rail
road legislation is every day beinj
forced on the attention of th
There is a general all roun
shake up coming in the west , alon ,
with the rest of the country , am
we better get ready for it. In a
article on Rescuing Municips
Government , written in Th
World to-day , is the following
"Afar western correspondent , a
important state official , himsel
charged with important power c
scrunity and investigation , declare
that "there is a general shah in
up in municipal affairs going o
throughout the west. The dail
papers tell of investigation in a
J departments of public affairs , es
1 pert accountants are being calle
in , grand juries have been assere
bled , and in general there is an eJ
fort being made , such as nevrer It
I fore * to arrive at some definite form
' of administration of public funds
hat will show without too much
| laboration the disposition of the
people's money , " and prevent its
dishonest use or diversion. >
There is no Unbelief , '
A writer on the Dubuque , Iowa ,
Telegraph-Herald discusses the
question of < what next when faith
is gone. Very pathetically this
writer says :
"Without faith , the m6rrow is
empty of promise and today the
hours are long and the task is
heavy ; the golden glow of the har
vest moon is dulled and where its
light faljs upon the placid water
there is no beauty ; the flowers have
lost their fragrance , there is no
scent in the new turned earth and
the changing leaves on the bush
and vine and stately oak and maple ,
have lost the supernal in their
coloring. The substance has dis
appeared before the shadow and
grim materiality walks through
field and busy mart and along the
other paths of men , wrecking as it
moves what is not of earth , or sky ,
or sea , and leaving in its trail the
stalking ghosts of desolation and
"For what is there left to you who
call him man , human like your
selves , and not of God ? And to you
who know no God , who have follow
ed Spencer , Hurley or Ingersoll
and with the reading of each sen
tence have felt iconoclastic blows
fall upon the structure of your
faith , robbing you of the support
ing staff.of . life , that now as nine
teen hundred years ago was sol
acing as a mother's caress , hope-
giving as the cheering words of a
wife , inspiring as the presence of
a child of one's own flesh ? Empti
ness reverberant as the rolling
sound of the timbril bearing its
load of human misery to the guil
lotine , and disconsolate as the
monk's chant of the miserere , bar
ren of nutrition as the sands of the
Sahara and as fatal to hope as
Dead Sea fruit to living matter
that is yours when faith is gone.- '
But there is no unbelief. There
are few men without faith. The
world has-seen fewer infidels than
we think for. Some men are wont
to talk , betimes , and somewhat
boastfully , it would seem , of their
lack of faith their unbelief. But
when you sound the depth of theii
natures you will find that all this is
but an idle boast. The man does
not live who is entirely without
faith in things unseen.
Bulwer has discussed this ques
tion most profoundly in a few sim
ple verses. He says :
There is no unbelief.
Whoever i lants a seed beneath the sod
And Avails to see It push way the clod ,
He trusts in God.
Whoever says when clouds are in the sky
"Be patient , heart , light breaketh by ani by. "
Trusts in the Most High.
Whoever sees 'neath winter's Iriend o ! snow
Tne silent harvest of the future grow ,
God's power must know ,
Whoever lies down on his couch to sleep ,
Content to lock ea"h sense in slumber deep ,
Knows God will keep.
Whoeveray ? "tomorrow. " "the unknown. "
"The future , " trusts thfl power alone
He dares disown.
The heart that looks on when eyelids close
And ( tare * to live when life has only woes ,
God's corn'ort. knows.
There is no unbelief ,
A"d day l < y day , and night unconsciously.
The h'-urr that lives by faith the lips deny
God knoweth why.
I hear stories , young man , tc
the effect that you are failing t (
pay your debts. You have bor
rowed a half dollar each fronc
several of the boys and have for
gotten to give it back. You alec
owe a restaurant or two and arc
making no effort to make it right ,
The amount you owe is small , bul
it will grow. Perhaps you do not
Know it , but 1 want to say thai
you are storing up the pooresi
asset in your career. For j
couple of dollars you are barter
ing away what may be your fu
ture competence. The best asset i
man can have in this business worlc
is his credit. If he keeps it good
he will always have money. If he
prostitutes it , he will always be
hard up. It is not honesty alom
that should make a man pay hi :
debts * It is common sense. Nc
man ever uccf pp m
man whose en-tin , i * p-i. r in i- -n
and I will show y.ou a failure. If.
you owe a small debt , by all means
pay it as soon as you possibly can.
Randolph ( Kan. ) Enterprise.
First RealShut Down" in
Omaha in th * Lnt Fit-
tec u Years.
"LID" ON WITH YEIBE1II3
THE BARTRXDEEfS RESOLVE.
Dr. W. It. Shepparcl
And this is your Sunday ; my. but it's fine
To lie abed cozy and get up at nim
To read the big papers and sit around home
And see the dear children , from dunday school
To visit or drive , to fer > 5 ai yc'irJI.SH. .
T > know tint you've not .v > me Mimmrr .o please ,
To leel as a man , a manimongst men , .
That your wozkain'i cause ol a wife.s.heart .
To feel * ike the boss is p ttlu' it tiff.
When the "Civ-c's" a-givm' a so id Id siiff ,
To f-el tuat someh w. then's oneal > bath day.
Ain't full o' the devil 110' one don't , pray.
An < i yet r.h rr ! > * om"t' nn better ftv me
Then sneakin'iy foreak'ri'-ihe lw * that be.
For I'don't feel right , to - pe i the day.
Teiutin' a bar. for it's.Pitiful v ay" .
I hev often thought , if there's hell to "be
That hell's a comin1 , dead sure to me ,
F * > r handlm * booze is a reg'lar criins.
If ye trade it off , fer a sot'n last dime.
It's helpiu' him down the toboggan sl'de ' ,
Brinpin' disgrace ou some mother's pride ,
And this taste o' heaven , on this side o' law.
On the side o' right , is the line I'll draw.
Jest do somethln * elI can't do worse ,
I'll je-t slide out without 'to fuss-
Quit this * eu < iinr po r slave * to pen.
And take my stand wih tl.e Righreous Men.
% For the first time in fifteen years
not a saloon in Omaha , so far rs
could be learned , was open for
business Sunday , the "lid" being
on so tight that there was not a
crack visible until after 4:30 : this
The effect of the closed Sunday
is told by the jail blotter , only
tliree persons having be n arrested
during the twenty fnur lK ur < on
the charge of drunkennessOne
of these ' 'jags' ' was acquired in
Council Bluffs and the other"t\wr \
carried bottles , in their pockets. . , ,
Saloon doors were tightly sealed ,
while the curtains to the winclfuvs
were thrown back , exposing tc
view the bar over which drinks
are usually served.
Men believing themselves pos
sessed of ' 'the knowing wink"
loitered around the rear entrance
to some saloons , but their winks ,
passwords and high signs failed to
bring the wet goods they desired.
Omaha Daily News , Jan. 15.
Cherry County School
Did you get your perfect at
tendance certificates ? Did you
send in the names of those entitled
to them ? 191 certificates were is
sued this week.
Treasurers' , moderators' and
directors' books are ready for dis
Teachers' examination next Fri
day and Saturday.
Each Cherry county teacher will
receive a beautiful calendar , thro
courtesy of Attorneys Walcott &
Jan. 27 , 1:30 p. m.
Report of Good Things Heard at State
Association . Prof. K. H. Watson
La Purchase , Chapters 4 and 0. . . KellieColIett
Chapters Gaud 6 . Vaimie Hooper
Recitation . Chloe Waggoner ,
Model Rpcitation , Fourth grade Arith
metic . Kate E. Driscoll
Helpful Divices in Teaching
injr . . . Nettie Kneeland
Quiz on Languace Work . Mary Grewe ,
Patrons as well as teachers from
all school districts are invited.
L What instructions did con
gress give to Lewis and Clarke ?
2. Describe their preparations
for the journey.
Outline White's method of teach
' LULU KORTZ , Co. Supt.
Stetter pays 9 cents for hides ,
Halldorson's photos 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
and 5th of each month.
You will find a hearty welcon e
at the Chicago House. 38
A good Smith Premier typewrite *
for sale cheap. F. M. WALCOTT ,
Chicag-o House ,
Hornback & McBride , Props.
Rates Sl.OO and Board and Room
$1,25 Per Day , $6,00 Per Week.
We have adder ! a m w nnd complete stock of
Groceries to our business. Call and see us.
A. JOHN , DAVIS & GO
X. J. AUSTIN. J. W. THOMPSON
( SUCCESSORS TO E. BREUKLANDER. )
GENERAL BIArK mTHI3OI > WOODWORK.
Hitre Shite .ny it
FRESH FRUIT AND GAME
JN THEIR SEASON.
First class line of Steaks , Roasts ,
Dry Salt Meats Smoke-1
Hreakfast Ra in.
Highest Market Price Paid for Hogs.
Cement Building Blocks
for Foundations , Ijouses , Barns or .Chimneys
. WESLEY HOLSOLAW ,
IH EMPIRE CREAM SEPARATOR
Easy Running , Easy Washing , Clean Skimming ,
-Nothing to get. out , of order arid will last a life time.
Kecommended by all who have used them.
A practical machine sold on easy terms by
T W VALENTINE ,
) C 3 * NBREASKA.
GRANT BOYER ,
CARPENTER & BUILDER.
All kinds of wood work clone to nrdp-r. Stock tanks made in all sizes.
Valentine , Nebraska
Having engaged in the Meat and Butcher business , we
shall endeavor to keep the best meats obtainable in a
clean and up to date shop. We solicit a share of your
patronage and invite you to visit our shop. : : : : : : : :
Flour and Internntionttl Stock Fowl.
East side of Main St .
-w w * w M A TTTB
California katfccr. Very
best obtainable. Give *
long , faithful Mrvico.
Trimraiag * perfect.
Thread , Irish linen.
Workmen , master ms-
ciMuOcs. JKade in ail
J t y 1 e * . Ask your t
dealer be fuw tfcenu
Stand up for Nebraska.
ENDS OF TRACES STAMPED
BticHctmff Bros * Mfg. Co.
Read the Advertisements.
JLotv JRates to Denver , f oio. ,
Via the North-western Line. Ex-
cursion tickets will be sold on Jan.
28 , 29 and 30 , limited to return un
til Feb. 15 , inclusive , on account of
Wool Growers and Live Stock
Association Meetings. Apply to ag
ents Chicago & North-western Ey.
For Sale Good 6 room house
and lot on Hall street , good stable.
Inquire at this office.
threat Northern Line
at O'nef ll > Xebr.
East , GoUK i
Leaves 10:10 a m. Arrives 9M : p. m.
Passenger , dally except Sunday.
Connections with Klkhorn trains east and
west-bound from all points west of O'Neill.
Shortest route to Sioux City and beyond.
Through connections ft > r Sioux Falls , Minne
apolis , St , Paul and all points north and west ,
iuy local U kets to O'Neill.
FRED ROGERS , G , P , A.
joux City Jow
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