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70LTJME VALENTINE. NEBEASKA. THUESDAT , OCTOBER HI , 1907. NTTMBEE 42
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you decide to install new bath room equipment let us quote B
you a price on thee guaranteed fixtures. They cost less than
you think and our charges for installing are rcascadble. Oar
work is done by competent rreii and we guarantee ii ID be m $
high grade and please you. Orders forrepairvork given hS \ *
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We handle a full line of Ladies1 and Gent's
Shoes at a reasonable } ) rice. Also a special
price on AYomen's Dress ( roods. You get
quick service and a premium coupon with
every lOc purchase. Give us a call.
PHONE 97 ,
CARPENTER & BUILDER.
All kinds of wood work done to order. Stock tanks made in all sizes
Valentine , - Nebrask a
Kj FRKD WHITTEMORE , Pres. CHARLES SPARKS ,
m J. v\r STETTER , Vice Prcs. ORAII L. BRITTON , Ass't. Cashier
Valentine , Nebraska n > , _
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$25,000. $2,500. ,
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IN RIVER PRECINCT
The taxpayers of Eiver
precinct expose the graft in
road contracts. They show
how Bo wring lets contracts
to his friend Sherman , and
approves the work without
inspection. The republican
cpmmitteemen for that pre
cinct is one of the signers
of the following letter :
Barge. Neb. , Oct. 26 , 190T.
EDITOR VALENTINE DEMOCTAT :
We enclose .you an article we
wish published :
In a report of the board of
county commissioners of Oct. 2.
they took into consideration the
complaint of L. W , Parker in re
gard to the road at the new bridge
across the Xiobrara river at the
mouth of the Snake river. The
report reads in part : "Coramis- ; ,
sioncrs proceeded to said bridge
and found work m fulfilment of
contract for this road. "
We wish to say there was no
complaint is regard to contract
being full filled , as at that time
Parker did not know what the
contract called for. The com
plaint was in regard to the con
dition of the road. We were four
years getting the bridge , and it
now seens we are going to be
flim-flammed out of the use of it ,
for want of a , serviceable road.
The contract the commissioners
speak of was made after the new
bridge was completed and after
bid for doing work was received
and work awarded ( June 26 , ' 07) ) .
We have received a copy of
said contracc , the specifications of
which are : "To fill in on north
side of bridge , same to be 53 feet
long and 14 feet wide on top , and
build wall under bridge on south
side and put in rip rap fill on said
south side , same to be 16 feet
on lower and 20 feet on upper
side ; clean out brash two rods
wide ; all of above work to be done
in first class workmanship man
ner , and subject to the approval
of the board of county commis-
The fill spoken of on north side
of bridge when completed , MEAS
URING FROM liKIDCJE 36 FEET WAS
ONLY 12 FEET WIDE ON TOI' AT
"WIDEST PLACE , AND AS NARROW
AS 10 FEET IN OTHER I'LACES. The
sand for a part of this fill was
taken from the right ot way ,
leaving a hole 40 feet long , 20 feet
wide wide and 5 feet deep in cen
ter , running diagonally across
center of said right of way.
We find the contract WAS NOT
FULLFILLED IN MAKING THIS FILL
as it IS NOT 14 FEET WIDE ON TOP ,
and the digging of the hole in
right of way we do not consider
FIRST CLASS WORIv.MANSlIIl' .
A DRY STONE WALL WAS LAID
UNDER URiDGE and riprap fill put
in. The surface of the roadway
at end of 16 foot riprap , ou lower
side is 4 feet above level of bridge.
The fill is 20 feet between bridge
and dirt bank , which is 6 to 8
feet high. This gives only 28 ft.
in which to make the turn , the
bank running nearly on a right
angle with the bridge. Now what
man with a heavy four-horse load
will call this first class work ?
The brush is cut out two rods
wide , but is cut in such a way that
the outside horses of a four-horse
team driven abreast , would have
to walk among stumps which are
from 2 inches in diameter" down ,
and 2 to S inches high. \
Jt seems this is al ! the work the
contract culls for. We wish to
say that from the riprap fill to the
brush is about 20 rods , and that
Mr. Sherman moved about 28- =
cubic yards of dirt to make roat
from riprap to brush , and that
We are putting on sale for 10 DAYS ONLY over
- > mile of ribbon remnants , in assorted colors and
49 patterns. These ribbons run in values from 15c to
40c per yard and are not old stock , but new up-to- OUR
date stuff , bought from a regular ribbon house at a
s ? figure which enables us to offer them to you at the
ridiculous low price of
49 He and 14c per yard. DISPLAY
4 ? This sale closes Satu relay. Xov. 4th.
Jhe said contract does not call for
this work ,
Mr. Sherman also put in a small
side hill cut and fill near top of
lill , .said fill is as narrow as 9ft. . ,
will average about 10i ft. , which
was not called for in the contract.
Summing up this work , we find
that the work for which the con
tract calls , was not done accord-
ng to contract ; and that there was
considerable work done for which
contract did not call for. We
suppose Mr. Sherman did not
wish ( ? ) to get the taxpayers mon
ey Ao easy , so did this EXTRA
work for them.
If this EXTRA dirt work had not
been done , between riprap fill and
3rush , it would have been impos
sible to have drawn a one-horse
cart from fill to brush.
A short time after complaint
was made in regard to this road ,
Air. Ueed , Mr. Goger and son at
tempted to' move a threshing ma
chine across this road to south
side of river , but had to do some
work on road as they went. It
took one hour and thirty-five
minutes to go forty rods from
Bridge. They had to do some
shovel work , also cut some brush
to use on road to get off bridge
and on two rod strip through
Drush , they had to dig a trench in
one place , to keep machine from
tipping over. Still this part is
according to contract ?
We would like to know if the
taxpayers throughout the county
are in favor of our county com
missioners letting contracts of
this kind ? This- work was re
ceived and paid for without being
inspected , so our commissioners
could hardly hold , that the work
was any but first class and accord
ing to contract , when they in
spected after complaint was made ,
tlough we did not know at that
time but what work was up to
contract in every particular , but
knew if it was that contract was
not , as it should have been.
They also let the rock work
without specifying whether it be
laid dry or with cement we have a
dry rock wall under the bridge ,
pointed up with cement , dimen
sions of wall are not mentioned in
contract. Is this economy or is
it graft ?
. The above statements can be
verified by any person who wishes
to drive over this road.
In conclusion we wish it under
stood that this road needs consid
erable work to make it service
able. Signed ,
Wm. L. Hell.
John H. Lord.
II. A. Uavis.
11. B. Thompson.
x H. E. Crosby.
L. W. Parker.
J. M. Ralya.
E. W. tteed.
of Men's and Boys' Shirts , Mats , Caps
for the next week , commencing1 Thursday ,
the 19fch and ending Sept. 25th. We must.
make room for new fall and winter goods.
DON'T MISS THIS SALE.
September 19th to 25th.
OROOKSTON NEBRASKA. , AX E VIERTEL
DEALER IN EVERYTHING.
what you liave to sell.
what you want to buy ,
Call and see us. Phone 23
W. A. PETTYCREW * , GENERAL MDSE.
Chartered as a State Bank Chartered as a Rational Bqnk
June 1 , 1884. August 12. 1002 ,
Valentine , Nebraska.
( Successor to )
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C. H. CORNELL , President. J. T. MAY , Vice-President.
M. V. N. Cashier.
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Poultry , Horses , Mules and
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