Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, March 08, 1906, Image 4
THE VALENTIN I. M. RICE Editur and Proprietor. MARK ZARR Foreman. Entered at the postofiice .at Valentine , Cherry county , Nebr. . as Second ' Class Matter. , . . * * t TERMS : Subscription $1.00 per year in advance ; $1.50 when not paid in advance. Display Advertising 1 inch single column loc per issue or $6.00 a year. Local NoMces , Obituaries , Lodge Resolutions and Socials for revenue 5c per line pi r issue , i Brands , 3 } inches$4.00 per y.ear in advance ; additional space $3.00 per ? ear ; engraved 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 , MARCH 8 , 1906. The People's "Demands , " ( World-Herald. ) N r11 Writing from Hastings a staff correspondent of the Omaha Bee advises his paper as follows : The people in all this region have gone far beyond the matter of free passes and collection of taxes. They are beginning even more insistently to demand that the public be ilw decisive author ity , and put a limit on the enor mous taxes which the railrads ex tort in charges for carrying th ? products of Nebraska. We don't know just how insist ently the people are making the demand , nor how effectively they are prepared to make it , but that it should be made in without ques tion. tion.If If the people are in earnest why don't they make their demand of the state administration at Lincoln ? There is a maximum freight rate law on Urn statute books , which , if enforced , would reduce freight charges in Nebraska in the neighborhood of 30 per cent. There is little reasonable doubt that the law , under present con ditions , with the railroads making more money than they have ever made in their history , would be held valid and enforceable by the courts. Why do not the officials at Lin coln enforce the law we have ? Why do not the people appeal to the attorney general ? How , in deed , can they expect him to en force the law when they come to him kowtowing and singing ho- sannas in his name , offering to send him to the United States sen ate on his own record for do- nothingism. Why do they not tell him that , if he would be promoted , he must earn promotion ? That he must proceed to the enforcement of the freight rate law and the anti-trust laws , violations of which are cost ing the people of Nebraska more money every week than-the entire taxes of all the railroads would amount to in a year ? If the people elect officials who will do nothing ; if , because they do no'thing , those officials are pro moted by the people as a reward of merit , what right have the peo ple to ask or expect that their of ficials will do their duty ? ( Minden Courier. ) It is very easy to see now why Attorney General Norris Brown has sat demurely in his office and w.inked his eye at the many open violations of the railroad , coal , lumber , and grain trusts. He has been listening to the buzzing of the senatorial bee. He prosecuted the case against the railroads for non-payment of taxes , a very easy job , requiring no great effort , no abandonment or relinquish- . .raent .of former sentiment or influesce not even a posi tive affirmation or denial of any political tenet or .faith , yet it is enough to influence the people in his behalf , and the support of the railroads and other combinations he will get in other ways. Now candidly , you who think Norris Brown is for the people when the roads and the people are at var iance , when a choice must be made between the two , would he aspire to a higher office knowing the roads were opposed to him ? Know ing the roads can defeat any re publican for any state office ? State Press Association. About 300 editors and wives were in attendance at the state press association last week and a general good time was had social ly at the meetings and the enter tainments furnished by Lincoln people who are royal entertainers and always show their guests a good time. Several interesting papers were read by members on the program and an instructive ad dress on libel laws was given by E. Rosewater , who has had some experience along that line. A splendid paper on the early history of Nebraska editors' meetings , en titled , "Twenty-five Years Ago , " was read by our friend H. M. Wells of the Crete Vidette-Herald , followed by a paper , "Twenty-five Years Hence , " by Fred Abbott of the Columbus Journal , in which he gets off a few thoughts worth considering and causes the ques tion to arise , "whither : are we drifting" and "is our boat going up stream or down ? " There was a humorous contemplation of con ditions and a probable program assigned for , the association of 1931. AdamBredeof the Hast ings Tribune followed with a poem "The Song of the Press. " The second day's session brought the .railroad advertising question be fore the meeting in papers by J. C. Seacrist of the State Journal and by E. L. Metcalfe of the Com moner. Some discussion followed these papers and it was evident that all were not in harmony with the plans as outlined in the papers. Lafe Young of the Des Moines Capital gave a lecture on his trav els with the Taft commission to the Philipines and on the Chinese Wednesday afternoon , after which Frank Reed of the Shelton Clip per was elected president for the. ensuing year and L. A. Varner vice president. W. M. Maupin was chosen secretary-treasurer to succeed himself and § 50 was voted him for his efficient services as secretary-treasurer the past year. Upon invitation from the com mercial club of Omaha , the asso ciation decided to meet in Omaha next year. The entertainments consisted of a theater party to the Lyric Monday evening as guests of the local newspaper men of Lincoln , and Tuesday evening the Primrose Minstrels at the Oliver which was a grand performance and appreciated by everyone. This was followed by a smoker in the commercial club rooms for the men as guests of the club and an entertainment was given for the ladies in the Lindell hotel parlors where the session was held and where most of the editors stopped while in Lincoln. Wednesday af ternoon some of the editors went out to the state farm where they were entertained for a couple of hours , and in the eveniug went to the First Baptist church to hear Johh M. McCutcheon's lecture on cartoons. This was the biggest and best meeting of the state press ever held in Nebraska. Resolu tions were adopted , which , for want of space here , we will print next week. FREE Chicago Cottage Organ , guaranteed. Direct from manufac turer to consumer. 30 days trial. If not satisfactory return at our ex pense. No middleman's profit. Pos tal brings catalogue. .Manufacturer * ' , Box 174 , Norfolk , Neb. A CONTRIBUTION F3H THE KEWANEE LITERARY Paper From the Golden Wet Chico , California. To My Dear Friends and Neigh bors : I take this method of com municating with you , as I really have not time to write all I would to say to each and everyone. We had a very pleasant journey , stopping a day at the Great Salt Lake , the center of mormonism. We arrived in Salt Lake City in the evening , and , after securing some airy rooms , rested up for the next day , as we were very sleepy and tired from being on the train two days and a night. In the morning we looked out on the beautiful , lofty mountains which seem to rise to the very clouds on all sides of the city. We visited Temple Block , which is surroAfed- ed with a solid wall about 12 Ifeet high , and after securing permis sion of the gate-keeper , entered. The temple is a massive stone structure , very grand and impos ing , but only the outside is ever seen by the curious sight-seers which flock there every day. Then we went to the tabernacle and the great assembly hall , which I judge affords seats for 2000 people. The grounds about these buildings are indeed beautiful , with green lawns , ornamental trees and flowers of all kinds , and statues and fountains. i I felt inclined to turn mormon on the spot. Then we took the train for the great salt lake 20 miles east of the city , but the whole dis tance is a great glistening , salty , white desert , fairly blinding one like a Nebraska prairie covered with snow. We had a boat ride on the lake but did not bathe as the water was too cold. We dip ped our hands into the water and after they dried they were cover ed with a coating of salt. There is only one living thing that can exist in the water ; it is called the "salty shrimp , " a little scorpion like bug which is half an inch long. At five o'clock our train left for the city and we had all col lected on the platform when it was 'discoverd Curtis had taken my baby to carry and was nowhere to be found. He had become con fused in the great salt air palace and could not find the gate or door , but just as the train whistled to go he came up flushed and pant ing from his unusual exertions. We spent another night in Salt Lake City and then started on. The scenery in that part of Utah is grand. The huge mountains with perpendicular cliffs and beau tiful canyons , timbered in places , and the valleys all farmed , and part in orchards where grows some of the finest apples , peaches , pears , etc. , of the world. The part of Nevada we traveled through was mostly a rocky , dry desert , with a scant supply of grass , lots of sage brush and cactus and great droves of sheep , until we reached the western part where again were mountains , canyons and heavy timber. Then 40 miles of snow sheds through which the train thundered and smoked , until our eyes smarted and our heads ached and throbbed. After that came the tall trees pines and furs that made one look twice to see the top of them. As we began to come down the western slope of the Sierra Nevadas we saw orchards and vineyards , and boys selling grapes at the depots , a 10 cent bunch being all0 our whole party of ten could eat , and they were delicious. We kept on until we reached San Francisco , a city with skyscraper buildingj , street cars , automobiles , teams and vehicles , all trying which could go the fast est. It was truly a sight for we Valentine folks. We spent a day on the beach where'there were about 25,000 people spending the Sunday. The next morning we started north , boarding a river steamer for Sacremento , the state capitol. We spent several hours in that beautiful city , climbing the dome of the cam'tol building * from which we could see the entire city and ( * miles of the surrounding country , after which-we took the train a- gain for Chico where we stopped and intend to stay. This is a progressive little town which three years ago had a popu lation of 3,500 but now boasts of 7,000 inhabitants. You could not imagine a more delightful place , situated in the Sacremento valley , with the Sierra Nevada mountains on the east and the Coast Range on the west , both of which are plainly seen from here , and are covered at the summits with an average of 15 feet of snow. We have enjoyed the winter here with a few frosty nights and such beautiful sunny days. Of course it rains sometimes , but who cares for a little lain after brav ing Nebraska blizzards ? Hoses bloom here the year round and oranges and lemons look like gold en balls on the evergreen trees with their thick glossy leaves. Palms , oleanders and a great many tropical plants grow here. The fruit production consists of every known fruit in the world , but the best apples come from the moun tains near here. The nuts are al monds , black and English walnuts , chestnuts , and I am told the moun tains are full of hazel nuts. As for work , it is here in plen ty , wages § 2.00 to § 2.50 per day for common labor. Skilled labor ers get more , as in other places. Rent is very high , so is wood. The water here is good. The majority of the valley land is owned by a few persons , occas ionally one man owning nearly a whole county , and it makes it hard to get homes here. The moun tains furnish delightful little val ley homes and are lovely in the summer. They are full of mining camps , which shut down work in the winter , flooding the towns with unemployed men. The country all abou * ; is rich in gold. At Oro- ville , our county seat , are dredgers at work , washing the soil for gold. The dredgers consist of great end less chains , hung with buckets which handles the dirt very fast , dumping it into sluice boxes where the dirt washes off leaving the gold. Land that was worth § 3.00 per acre a few years ago sells now at § 3000 per acre to the dredger men. Eight here at Chico there is no miner's or labor unions , as is the case in nearly all California towns , consequently this is a good place for non-union men to come. Ten miles from here is being erected a § 1,000,000 beet sugar plant. Electric railways are being con structed all over the country , also steam railroads , the Southern Pa cific being the principal one. The school system of this state is considered the best in theU. S. , both city and country schools. I think the chance of making a liv ing here is as good as anywhere. At least we have no intention of starting for Cherry county for awhile. Now , if any "of you want any particular information about this place , just write and I will answer to the best of my ability. Hoping to hear from some of you at least , I remain yours for sunshine and warm winters. MRS. BROWNIE Has 100,000 Strawberry & Paspberry Plants Thelargeeb and most complete stock of all kinds of fruit trees that we have ever had to offer ; Crimsom Rambler roses and ornamental flow ering shrubs of all hardiest Kinds ; elms , ash , boxelder , maple and bass- wood , 8 to 12 feet tall. Small for est tree seedlings of all kinds for planting groves. We have two varieties of rasp berries one red and one black that are very hardy an profilic and are annual bearers. They have borne a good crop of berries every year for the last fifteen years. Or der 100 or 200 of these plants and you will have plants that will bear fruit. § 5 per 100 delivered at your town. Order at once and pay when you get stock at depot. Call at Nursery and selecfc your trees or send in your order by mail and have it booked for next April delivery. Address , E. D. HAMMOND , Norfolk , Nebr 5-1-06 , - - New Hotel X Near Depot A j Electric Lights , Chicago House , Hornback & McBride , Props. Guests for Trains a Specialty , Good Rooms. Good Service * Groceries V , - " ; . * . , We have added a new and complete stock of - , Groceries to our business. Call and see us. PHONE 97 , A. JOHN , DAVIS & GO xxx I ] FRESH FRUIT AND GAME IN THEIR SEASON. 0909 First class line of Steaks , Roasts , Dry Salt Meats Smoke i Breakfast Bacon. Highest Market Price Paid for Hogs. Cement Building Blocks for Foundations , Houses , Barns or Chimneys WESLEY HOLSOLAW , M EMPIRE CREAM SEPARATOR Easy Running , Easy Washing , Clean Skimming , V Xlxe Simplest is tlie Best. Nothing to get out of order and will last a life time. Recommended by all who have used them. A practical machine sold on easy terms by T W PRAMPR VALENTINE , YY. rfHIVICLn 16 8 I , NBREASKA. GRANT BOYER , CARPENTER & BUILDER. All kinds of wood work done to order. Stock tanks made in all sizes. Valentine , - Nebraska AYERS BROS. 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 International Stock Food. VALENTINE NEBRASKA. East side of Main St. AYERS BROS- BUCKSTAFF BB HARNESS We iS THE BEST MADE use the old-fash ioned genuine Oak Tan California leather. Very best obtainable. Gives Ion f faithful service. Trimmings perfect. 1 bread , Irish linen. Workmen , master me chanics. Made in all A t y I e 5. Aak your dealer he has them. tand up for Nebraska. ENDS OF TRACES STAMPED CucKstaff Bros. Mfg. Co. Lost between Fort Niobrara and the Berry bridge about the middle of November , one brown mare , weight about 950 pounds , branded M V connected on left shoulder and crossSon left jaw. Liberal reward for information leading to her recovery. ED BROWN , 5-4 Valentine , Neb. U. S. Weatlaer Bureau Report tor week Ending lieh. 7. "Daily mean temperature , was 20 ° , and the normal 25 ° . Highest temeperature was 52 ° on the T , and lowest-6 ° on the 3rd. ! The precipitation was 1.52 of an inch , making a total for the season of 2.37 of an inch. Notice to Delinquent Sub scribers. We do not like to criticise the people whom we have se'nt notices to the first of the year. Some may be out of luck or short of money. In either case we are out of luck. If you will try to pay a part of what you owe and pay at the rate of § 1.50 per year , which is IS c per month , it will make us feel better than to totally ignore our statements. Some have already remitted in full. We dislike to speak of this in the paper but many have overlooked or mis placed our statements to Jan. 1 , 1906 , and we hope to remind them by this notice at much less ex pense than to send other notices. Pardon us for again reminding you.