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VOLUME 2311 VALENTINE. NEBRASKA. THURSDAY , OCTOBER 24. 1907. NUMBER 41
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The following from the
Holt County Independent
voices tlie sentiment of many
admiring friends in this
county Avlio arc well pleased
with ifrcsent conditions , as
compared with the former
diliatory methods in dispos
ing of cases :
Judge Westover is a lawyer of
such high standing thao nothing
need be said in his behalf by those
who are personally acquainted with
him. A great many of our people *
indepd most of them are acquaint
ed with him , but for the benefit of
those who may have no knowledge
of him we submit this brief article
in his behalf.
Judge Westover was the first
fusion judge elected in this district.
Before that the judges had all been
republicans. It is a matter well
known to all the old settlers , that
this county and this district was
infested by cattle thieves and horse
thieves and other criminals worse
than any other part of Xebraska ,
except possibly the Cheyenne
county district. The conditions
were deplorable. Xo effort was
made to enforce the laws and the
people had no confidence in the
courts and even resorted to lynch-
ings. Conditions were so bad that
one county in this district was
known all over the state os "Mob
From the date that Holt county
was organized until Judge West-
over was elected , no man was ever
convicted of cattle stealing in Holt
county from the day Holt county
was organized until after the elec
tion of Judge Westover. Every
old settler knows that live stock
was stolen with impunity. What
industrious men accumulated in
the day time was stolen in the
night time by the rustlers. A few
steers would disappear here and
some cows there. A part of a
bunch of ponies would disappear ;
sometimes a man's only team. The
people were without remedy.
They had a couple of sleek gentle
men on the bench who were play
ing politics. They shook hands
with the honest man and the rust
With the election of Judge
Wcbtovcr all this was changed.
The first six months that he was
on the bench he smashed the Holt
county cattle rustling band into
smithereens. Several of them
served terms in the penitentiary
while others fled to a more congen
ial climate. What happened here
also happened in Hock county
where he broke up a notorious
band. In Cherry county the people
ple took new courage and convict
ed the rustlers and felt safe in in
creasing their herds. Banks in
Omaha and South Omaha began to
loan money on cattle in this dis
trict , while before they were afraid
to do so. Even if they loaned the
money to a man who was known
to be honest they feared that the
cattle rustlers would steal the se
Judge Westover changed all
this : in so doing he incurred the
enmity of the cattle thieves and
their attorneys and the enmity of
the newspapers that are edited by
the attorneys of the cattle thieves.
By his courageous conduct he en
deared himself to the law-abiding
people of the district. Judge
Westover has helped to give this
district a good name. Since the
the day he was elected there has
never been a lynching in the dis
trict. The eounty which was
known as ' 'Mob county" is today
prosperous and its good lands are
selling at 820 an acre. Before the
cattle rustlers were broken up the
good people had deserted the coun
ty until half of its population was
A man who has done so muck
We putting sale for 10 DAYS ONLY
t ? are on over to
49 i mile of ribbon remnants , in assorted' colors and WATCH tote
patterns. These ribbons run in values from 15c to
4 ? 40c per yard and are not old stock , but new up-to- OUR tote
4 ? date stuff , bought from a regular ribbon house at a to
figure which enables us to offer them to you at the WINDOW tote
ridiculous low price of tote
for this district is entitled to re
election , and he is going to be reelected -
elected regardless of the cattle
thieves , the horse thieves , the hog
thieves and their attorneys and
newspapers edited by attorneys.
Judge Westover is entitled to the
vote of every good man in the dis
trict regardless of his politics , tie
never has had the support of the
rustlers or of the rustlers' attorn
eys or the newspapers that are
edited by the rustlers' attorneys ,
and he doesn't want it. sn
OCTOBER IN THE SAND HILLS.
Through the topmost boughs of the
Of their wealth of summer leaves
half shorn ,
I can see the clear blue autumn
This lovely bright October morn.
The air blows soft "with each little
The leaves come fluttering to my
feet , "
And the scent of wild hay from stacks
bijj and brown.
Makes the air that I breathe so won-
Yonder , the hills show a dull golden
Through the haze that hangs o'er
like a delicate veil ,
And I think of the life that is safe
The grouse , the lone coyote and shy
Blackbirds gather in llocki here and
-And chorus their discordant notes of
farev 'i ;
While hu eds of crane and \\ild
jreesf , llyinu south ,
The coming of cold , sncwy winter
From the little lake in the valley ,
Whose waters reflect the bright
morning sun , \
I can see. as E look , the puffs of smoke
And hear the r.eport of the hunter's
As I iraxe and breathe in the pure air
I can feel
That life is worth living with all of
And f wish thai each poor , tired , city \
Could enjoy just one perfect fall day
in the sand hills.
NELLIE D. KKNXICOTT ,
Heading Miss Olive Bliss
Natural Beauties of Cherry
county . .Miss Parker
Supplies Needed in Country
Schools Miss Lulu Gregory
Language Teaching and De
vices Miss Jennie Bennett
Higher Education in United
States. . . .Miss Laura Pettijohn
Pictures and Stationery Suit
able for Country Schools
Miss Agnes Taylor
Pcstalozzi. . .Miss Maud Tracewell
The Schools of Omaha
Miss Blanche Shepherd
House and lot for sale on Cath
erine street. Price § 050. or house
will be sold separate. il 6
Miw. HATTIIBICXNKTT. .
. J. S. Brosins came up from
Red Deer lake Friday on business
| and called at our office to advertise
! a jack and a stallion for sale or
trade , which you will find in this
of < Men's and Boys' Shirts , flats , Cap ;
for the next week , commend - Thursday ,
the 19th and ending Sept. 25tii.Vc must -
make room for new fall and winter goods.
DON'T MISS THIS SALE.
September 19th to 25th.
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6 ? what you want to buy ,
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1 , 1884. August 12 , 002 ,
Valentine , Nebraska.
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G. H. CORNELL , President. J. T. MAY , Vice-President.
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