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About Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 8, 1906)
I. M.- RICE Editor and Proprietor.
MARK ZAIUI Foreman.
Entered at the postoffice at Valentiue , Cherry county , Nebr. . as Second
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THURSDAY , NOVEMBER S , 1906.
A. H. METZGrER , Democrat ,
Elected Representative 52nd District.
Who'll get the county printing
now ? Will Barker whip Morris
and Bowring into line ?
Albert H. Metzger is elected
representative by nearly 100 ma
jority over Geo. Elliott , the repub
Jake Stetter would have made
a good commissioner , and got lots
of votes , but we don't think Bark
er's scheme worked as well as he
intended it should.
Now , look for the county to be
divided from west to east by the
Niobrara river , and from north to
south by a township line. Barker !
O Barker ! How fertile is thy
brain for schemes to pervert the
mind of thy fellowmen !
Jake Stetter has made a good
race for county commissioner and ,
had he not been running against a
good man in the person of A. E.
' tV Morris he would have been elect
ed. THE DEMOQRAT couldn't
think of any courTty division
scheme to work against Mr. Mor
ris , and the worst we know of him
was that he lived in one end of the
county and cut our bill for sta
tionery , after promising that it
was all right and agreeing to it.
The Republican must have been
partaking too freely of fizz
last week when it got mixed on
its home circle for tired mothers
and gave them the trouncing in
tended for the county commission
ers. It was an elaborate attempt
to prove that Barker had been
wronged and that the republican
party should be ashamed for turn
ing its back on him after he had
taken it from the cradle in its
"swaddling clothes , "packed" it on
his back through winter weather
for years ; yea , suckled and fed it
until it grew fat and waxed strong
under his nursing hand and fath
erly care. For years Barker had
fed it from his hand it the expense
of his vitality , wm his summer
suit until far into Uie winter that
he might provide food and rain-
ment for his protege. How wick
ed then to turn and smite the hand
that gave it bread when it was
a-hunger , that gave it drink when
it was a-thirst. Shame on the in
glorious party that would so soon
forget a faithful friend. But
there may be two sides to this
matter. We are told that Barker
has always feasted and fattened
from the party and that he has
been a millstone around its neck
and a merciless tyratit more terri
ble than the drunkard who com
pelled his wife and daughter , ov
er washtub and selling matches ,
to supply him with their hard
earned cash to quench his thirst.
His sole purpose appears to be
conquest and pillage , and woe be
to him who withholds his supporter
or attempts to divide his boodle.
Party principles count for naught
with boodle in sight. . Like unto
the Cody Cow C , who oils the
wheels of party progress only by
the boodle in sight. "Yea , like a
brother , " did a former grafter
console the wounded feelings of
this martyr who had been checked
in his career of plundering the
public treasury and caught in. the
For county attorney some voted
for one and some another in dif
ferent localities. At Woodlake
Humphrey King was given a good
vote. At Valentine some voted
for Perry Lawson and one for
"any old thing , " while another
voted for John Sitser and other
individuals here and there. At
Simeon a big vote was cast for I.
M. Rice. Why couldn't someone
have run for county attorney ?
The office pays § 700 a year. If
that is not enough to attract a
good man , the price should be
Returns for Cherry county in
complete with parts of Mother
Lake , and ] tfenzel to be added give
these results :
Governor rep 643 dera 470
Congressman. . " CGI " 471
Senator " 533 " 30 ! )
Hep " 5C4 " 623
Commissioner. " 6t " 490
John Uehling brought in the re
turns from Goose Creek precinct
ind found time to stop at our of
fice for a friendly chat.
ELECTION RESULTS FROM THE
GOMPERS' FIGHT IS IN VAIN
Speaker Cannon and Repressntativa
Mudd of Maryland Returned to Con
gress in Spite of the Opposition of
the Federation of Labor.
Washington , Nov. 7. Elections
were held yesterday in forty-two
states , and while the results in a num
ber of instances were of unusual inter
est , it may be said , generally speak
ing , there were no great surprises.
Throughout the south the Democratic
state and congressional tickets have
been elected by the usual majorities.
In the west and east , the states that
were aligned two years ago in the
jDemocratic or Republican columns
show no material change , the Demo
crats making gains in some instances
and the Republicans in others. The
Republicans retain control of congress
by a good majority.
The indications are that the fight of
Samuel Gompers of the American
Federation of Labor , against Congress
man Mudd in Maryland , was unavail
ing. Mr. Mudd's election is declared.
Speaker Joseph G. Cannon of the
j Eighteenth Illinois district was elected -
. ed to congress for the seventeenth
: time , his majority remaining where it
: has been for years , approximately ,
6,500. ' '
1 Perhaps the widest general interest
in the elections centered in the remarkable -
; markable fight for governor which had
been waged in New York state be
tween Charles E. Hughes , the Repub
lican candidate , who throughout the
campaign had the support of Presi
dent Roosevelt , and William Randolph
Hearst , who has been running as the
regular Democratic and Independent
league nominee. The latest returns
available show that Mr. Hughes , while
losing nearly all of the principal cities
of the state , was successful by about
50,000 plurality. The rural districts
brought about the Republican victory.
In New York city , the Tammany-in
dependence league judiciary ticket
was successful , with possibly one ex
ception , over the candidates named
j by the non-partisan "Judiciary Nomi
Massachusetts has re-elected Curtis
Guild ( Rep. ) as governor.
In Chicago , it is estimated that the
Independence league ticket polled 40- ,
000 , but there was a heavy Republican
plurality for the state officers.
Pennsylvania elected Stuart ( Rep. ) ,
for governor , over a fusion opposition
by the usual Republican plurality.
Wisconsin , New Hampshire , Mjlchi- !
gan , North Dakota , Indiana and Connecticut -
necticut have rolled up Republican
In Minnesota , Governor Johnson
( Dem. ) was re-elected by the largest'
majority ever given a Democrat in the
Nebraska shows big Republican J
gains. Ohio also shows Republican
gains over the Pattison vote of last
year. The Republicans expect a plurality - i
rality of 75,000 in the state.
The constitution of the new state
of Oklahoma will be written by Dem
ocrats. Joint statehood for New Mexico
ice and Arizona is defeated in Ari
zona , which defeats the proposition.
Governor Hoch is re-elected in Kan
sas by a slightly reduced majority. '
The result in Missouri was in doubt
at a late hour , the Democrats expect
ing to gain some of the congressional
districts they lost two years ago.
Congressman Nicholas Longworth
was re-elected in Cincinnati.
The Republicans carried Utah ,
Wyoming and Washington and seem
to have lost Nevada , while both par
ties are claiming Colorado.
Montana seems to have been car
ried by the Republicans , and Texas
takes its usual place in the Democratic
St. Louis , Nov. 7. Secretary McCoy
ctf the Republican state committee ex
pressed confidence that Missouri had
gone Republican by a small majority.
He stated that returns had been re >
celved from only 25 of the 114 coun
ties in the state , but basing his estlI I
mates on these returns , the indications - .
tions pointed to a small Republican :
majority. At the same time Chairman - .
man Evans of the Democratic commitj j
tee said : "Missouri has gone Democratic - -
cratic by at least 18,000 majority. Of j
that I am sure , although less than J
half the counties had been heard
from. The full returns may show a ]
Democratic majority of 25,000. "
Topeka , Nov. 7. Chairman W. H.
Ryan of the Democratic state central
committee claims the election of W.
A. Harris over Governor E. W. Hoch
by a plurality of between 10,000 and
30,000. Chairman Crummer of the
Republican committee claims the
election of Hoch , but will give no ,
Wadsworth Defeated for Concfress.
New York , Nov. 7. It is officially J
announced. at Republican national (
congressional headquarters that James
W. Wadsworth ( Rep. ) has been defeated - '
feated for congress in the ThirtyI
fourth New York district. The infor1
nation to the .effect was received in a )
telegram from Mr. Wadsworth himself
to Chairman Sherman. .
Providence , Nov. 7. Late returns
hidicate the election of Higgins
[ ( Dem. ) , for governor.
WHSHPESSYLVA3IA : ;
Republican Candidate Elected Gov
ernor by Over 100,000 Plurality.
Philadelphia , Nov. 7. The most ere-
citiag campaign in Pennsylvania in
twtiitj-five years has ended m a tri
umph for Edwin S. Stuart ( Rep. ) , for
governor , over Lewis Emery , Jr. ,
( Dem. and Lincoln party ) by a plural
ity that the Republican leaders claim
will reach 100,000. Aside from the
contest for governor and other state
officers , the chief interest centered in
the battle in Philadelphia for district
attorney and in a few of the congres
sional districts. Members of the
house of representatives and county
ofiicers were elected in every county
and state senators were chosen in
twenty-five of the fifty districts. Sam
uel P. Rotan ( Rep. ) was elected dis
trict attorney in Philadelphia by a
vote which his friends claim will ex
ceed 40,000 , defeating D. Clarence Gib-
boney , who had the support of the re
form forces and the Democrats.
The incoming legislature will be
strongly Republican , although not so
overwhelmingly for that party as it
VMS two years ago.
One of the chief issues in the state
campaign was the new capitol , which
was dedicated Oct. 4. The fusionists
claimed that several million dollars of
overcharges and duplications are rep
resented in furnishing and equipping
the building. The Republican candi
dates pledged themselves , if elected ,
to investigate honestly these charges
and to place the responsibility for the
alleged extravagance where it right
Of the congressional contests , the
hottest was that against John Dalzell ,
one of the Republican floor leaders.
Indianapolis , Nov. 7. Republicans
have elected their entire state ticket
in Indiana by an estimated majority
of between 40,000 and 50,000. The
next legislature will be Republican.
Republicans have elected six congress
men , in the First , Sixth , Seventh ,
Ninth , Tenth and Thirteenth districts.
The Democrats have elected two , in
the Third and Fourth districts. Re
publican State Chairman Goodrich
claims the election of Fred Landis in
the Eleventh. Democratic Chairman
O'Brien claims the election of Morr in !
the Twelfth and Adair in the Eighth.
Returns from the Second and Fifth
districts are not sufficient to justify
an accurate estimate as to the result.
The results are "spotted , " due to
scratching. The Republican state
ticket carried several Democratic
strongholds , which elected Democratic j
county and legislature tickets , and in
other places the opposite was true.
The vote in the state was surprisingly
Indianapolis , Nov. 7. From scatter
ing reports indications are that In
diana has gone Republican by from
45,000 to 55,000. The election of the
entire .Republican state ticket is con
ceded. Marion county went Republic
an by 5,000 , the Democrats electing
one county candidate and perhaps two.
The legislature will be Republican.
Boise , Nov. 7. Scattering returns
indicate that a landslide has over
taken the head of the Republican
ticket in the north and central portions
tions of the state. This ( Ada ) coun
ty has gone against Governor Gooding
by a majority of a few hundred.
Koctenai and Latah counties in the
north are claimed by the Democrats to
be for Stockslager against Gooding ,
while Washington , Elmore , Boise and
other central counties appear to have
gone the same way. Nothing has been
heard from the southeast , the Mormon
section of the state , but it now seems
quite certain that Gooding will be de
feated unless he makes up his losses
in the Mormon counties. The remain
der of the Republican ticket seems to
have run well , but how the Republican
legislative ticket is affected is not
Salt Lake , Nov. 7. The Republicans
In Utah have elected their state
ticket by the usual plurality , return
ing Joseph Howell to congress and
sleeting Joseph EFrick justice of the
supreme court. In Salt Lake county ,
svhere the American , or anti-Mormon
party centered its efforts , the result is
n doubt. The Americans have a plu
rality of the votes in Salt Lake city ,
jut this may be overcome by the Re
publicans in the county outside of
; he city. The Democratic vote in Salt
i ake shows a falling off of probably
JO per cent. It is estimated that 75
; o 90 per cent of the Mormon Demo
jrats in this county voted the Repub-
Denver , Nov. 7. Returns from the
itate indicate an increased Democrat-
c vote in some localities , which may
iffset the Democratic losses in Denj j
-er. - Boulder county , usually Repub-
ican by 2.000 , is claimed by the Demo-
: rats this year by several hundred ,
[ "he Democrats also claim Teller coun-
y ( Cripple Creek ) , which gave a Re-
mblieaii majority two years ago.
.dams has carried his home county ,
Pueblo , by 1,000 to 1,500. The extent ' .
if the scratching is indicated by the
ote of three precincts in Glenwosd (
Springs , which reports 75 straight Re-
lublican ballots , 76 Democratic bal-
ots and 520 scratched ballots.
New Mexico for Joint Statehood.
Albuquerque , N. M. , Nov. 7. Re-
lorts so far received indicate that
he territory will go for joint state- j.
.ood by from 4,000 to 7,000. Reports
adicate the election of Andr WB
Rep. ) delegate to congress , t
The Ludwig Lumber Go ,
desires to call your attention to their
excellent line of
Lumber , Lath , Shingles ,
Moulding and Posts ,
We also have
Tables , Ash Cans , Lamps , Chair's , Settees ,
Spring Cots , Mattresses , Pillows , Tools ,
at less than half price.
The largest , cheapest and best line of
in Cherry County.
LUMBER CO. ,
Valentine - Nebraska.
Ask the Revenue Man
The Pure Food Law going into effect Janu
ary 1 , 1907 , will not cause any change in the
goods sold by W. F. A. MELTENDORFF , who car
ries the finest line of Whiskies in town. : : ' : - '
Just as well Get the Best while you are at it.
Wholesale Dealer in Pabst and Krug Beer.
Walthef F , A , Meltendorff ,
New Hotel 5C Near De pot
Electric Lights ,
Chicago House ,
J. A. Hornback , Propr.
Guests for Trains a Specialty ,
Good Rooms , X Good Service ,
GRANT BOYER ,
CARPENTER & BUILDER.
All kinds of wood work done to order. Stock tanks made in all sizes
Valentine , - Nebraska
Winter Goods All Kinds ,
Underwear and Caps at Half Price.
, Come and See Us.
Moved across to east side Main street
" " A. JOHN & CO.
Car load of hand picked apples in
barrels at the price of bulk apples
for cash or potatoes.
Frank T. Lee of Brownlee , was
n town today and called at our
) ffice to set his subscription and
hat of his friend , J. H. Harnan ,
J. F. Swain has moved his fam-
ly to Hay Springs and is running
he hotel there. He has been in
own several days on business
E. D. Spencer.
Spencer & Epke ,
Tubuar weiis Wi
made to order at
per foot , complete
with pump. Wind-
nnls and Well Repairs
can U3 up over the
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