Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, October 31, 1907, Image 5

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    I Fur Coat s
Sheep Coats
Dog Coats
Calf Coats ' -
5 Coon Coats
* Wombat Coats
Kangaroo Coats
We have a fur coat "fur" i
you. Call aiid get it. The ;
price is right § 18 toi5. i
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look out for the cold
that is back of the
sneeze , and take
Week's Break Up
A Cold Tablets.
Cures colds in a night
if taken the first day.
Kelieyes colds promptly
any time. Keep it on
hand for ready use and
you need have no bad
colds. We guarantee
Week's Break Up
A Cold Tablets.
and cheerfully refund
the money if the rem
edy ever fails. i |
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we are talking
The most complete
stock in North
west Nebraska.
Go to Stinard's. A dollar's
( $ 's ) worth for 7oc. See ad.
Millions have a tendency to
depress sonic individuals but "A
Millionaire Trainp" is always hap
py. Opera house Nov. 4th.
A play which deserves to be
well received upon its presentation
at Church's opera house Nov.
4th , is "A Millionaire Tramp. "
The company is said to be giving
a general good show.
IJ. S $ .
ivet'-it EJmlin Oct. 39.
Daily mean temperature 46 .
Normal -12 * .
Higlu'st 70 ° ; lowest 19 ° .
Prrrii ii.tion .00 of an inch.
Toi l pp-eipitation to date 15.61J
The-1 siviTJitjo for 19 ypars for the
same puriud la 21,07 inches.
we are willing that everyone shall have a hearing.
Earlier in the campaign we pointed out the riece ?
sity for a change in the personnel of the county boarc
Personally , we know nothing of this road , but many o
these men are republicans , and one of them is the rcpitl
lican comwifteciinan for that precinct. Tt cannot possibl
i be that these men are publishing this for political effect
! They are publishing it becasue they believe it best to hav
a change on the county board. They believe it better t
put some new blood on the board. It is a fact that whe ;
you put a few men in charge of county business and the ;
begin to let contracts to their friends , and appoint thei
personal friends to office , the public will become dissatis
iied and think something is wrong , whether it is or not.
i The best way to avoid graft and to retain public con
fidcnce is to give each party representation on the board
, \Yhen each party is represented there will be more pub
licity and the public mil know what is going on. Then
is no one running against Mr. Russell in the Second dis
trict , but in the Third district Mr. Mone is running
against Mr. Bowring. Mr. Morris , the third member o
the board was elected last year and has two years yet t <
serve. Mr. Russell and Mr. Morris will give the repub
licans a majority of the board. If Mr. Mone is elected i
will give the democrats one representative , and we be
lieve it will be better for the public and more satisfactory
all around if the minority is given representation.
Remember the whole county votes on this office anc
no matter what precinct you are in you can vote for Mr
President Roosevelt Takes a
Hand in Our Judicial Districl
In this judicial district today there are a lot of ma
chine politicians that are working with might and mail-
to fool the voters. They are sending out a lot of cam
paign trash on the judicial situation and are making
frantic appeals to the republican voters to support Doug
las and Jenekes , on the plea that the party will be en
dangered if Judges Harrington and Westover are re-
elected. They are attempting to show the honest re
publican voter that if he votes for Judge Harrington and
Judge Westoyer he will be committing an act of treason ,
and , that it will be an act of disloyaiity to President
Let us , see what President Roosevelt and his pre
decessor , President McKinley , have done in selecting
federal judges , and federal prosecuting attorneys :
"When William McKinley was president , elected as
he was by the republican party , he appointed federal
judges without regard to party affiliation. AVe do not
say that he appointed as many democrats as republicans ,
but what we do say is , that he appointed several demo
crats to the federal bench. When he had a judge to ap
point , it was the man's qualifications he considered , and
when he found a democrat eminently fitted for the bench
he never hesitated to appoint him. The mere fact that
some republican lawyer was pleading for the place did
not deter President McKinley from performing his duty
and selecting a judge without regard for his party lable.
Since Theodore Roosevelt has been president he has
also selected democrats for high official positions , lie
has recognized the fact that some men are peculiarly fit
ted for judicial work and when he founcT such a man ,
although he happened to be a democrat , he has called
him to the post. On more than one occasion he has
appointed democrats to the most important positions.
Did he do this because there were no republican lawyers
seeking the appointments ? Not at all. He did it be-
? aused he believed the public service was first to be con
sidered. He believed his first duty was to the public , and
party was only a secondary consideration. Just to men
tion a few of his appointments : He appointed Judson
Harmon , a democrat , who was attorney general under
Cleveland , to investigate the charge of rebating against
the railroads. This was five times as great a place as
listrict judge , but the president was looking for the best
material he could find , and it happened to be a democrat.
Me appointed James M. Beck of Philadelphia , a demo
crat of national prominence , as a special attorney general.
YOien the land frauds in California and Nevada were ex
posed and the country was shocked at the revelations
that were made , the president looked for a fearless and
able lawyer to take charge of the government's interests.
Did he select a republican ? Did he say the prosecuting
officer must be a republican ? Not a bit of it ! Himself
and his attorney general bilked the situation over.
They had on hand hundreds of applications from repub
lican lawyers. They had applications from men , eminent
in their profession and distinguished for their party ser
vice , but they were passed over. They said we want a
man that is especially fitted for this work and we don't
care what ticket he votes , and they sent a telegram to
Francis J. Heney of Ban Francisco , and asked him to ac
cept the place. Francis J. Heney was , and is , one of the
ablest and best known democrats in the T. H. He had
opposed the election of President Roosevelt "with all his
power , but it was not for personal reasons it was a mat
ter of party difference only. Francis J. Heney accepted
the place and he has come up to the president's expecta
tions. He has justified the president in his selection ,
and even the most hide-bound partisan must admit that
bis selection was a wise one.
But just to come nearer borne. . "When laud frauds
were discovered in Nebraska , Wyoming and Colorado ,
the president again found it necessary to appoint a spec
ial attorney general to take charge of the work. You
might think that inasmuch as he had just appointed Hen-
3y , a democrat , he would now appoint a republican for
the other place surely his own party would get one of
the places. Did he do it ? Not at all ! He had seen
snough of Hency's work to satisfy him that that appoint
ment was a good one. He had seen enough to convince
liim that in selecting men for these positions he must
look to the man and not to the man's politics. He was
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in fact everything- my store goes at three-
fourths its value.
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Everything sold fo
spot cash only
again besieged by republicans eager for the place , bu1
when the time came to act , he appointed Samuel JR. liusli
of Omaha , a well known democrat. Mr. Rush went into
office two years ago , and within the last six months he
has been promoted by the president.
Perhaps you think weMiave wandered from the sub
ject and are wondering' what these appointments have to
do with the election of judges in this district. These ap-
poijitments have just this to do with it : They take the
wind out of the sails of the men who are appealing to you
to vote against Judge Harrington and Judge Westover
because they happen to be democrats. These appoint
ments refute the argument of the men who appeal to you
to sustain Roosevelt by voting for Douglas and Jenekes.
These appointments show that President McKinley and
President Roosevelt in filling judicial positions cared
nothing for the judge's party affiliation , but. they cared
everything for his fitness for the job. These appoint
ments show that if President Roosevelt was a voter in
the Fifteenth judicial district today he would not cast
his ballotjor a district judge without taking into account
his experience.and qualifications. That he would first
determine which of the candidates would render the
most efficient service and he would then cast his vote ac
cordingly. These appointments show that he would say
to the professional politicians who are appealing to the
voters of this district to vote for Douglas and Jenekes in
order to sustain the party organization : uDoes Mr. Doug
las possess the qualifications for this place ? Is his ex
perience such that he will be able to give the public bet
ter service than Judge Harrington ? Is his record as a
public official such that we can afford to give up the judge
who has been tried and true and now experiment with a
new man ? " He would answer some of these letters ask
ing him to vote against Judge Westover and say : "Who
is Mr. Jenekes ? F have not heard of him before. Is
Mr. Jenekes a bettor lawyer than Judge Westover ? Has
he had as mu h experience as Judge Westover ? What
has he done to show that he is able to take Judge West-
over's placeton the bench1
When pur friend found himself called on to answer
these questions , he would begin to hedge and would ad
mit that Judge Westover had a splendid record , as a
judge. That his decisions were eminently fair and just ,
but the paarty organization needs the place. What do
you think Roosevelt would say to this kind of an answer
to his questions ? Why , he would just reach for the big-
stick and as our boss politician took to his heels , Roosevelt
velt would shout after him : "Your answers have shown
nic that Judge Westover is the man for the place. It is
my duty as an American cttizen to ca.-.t my bailer lor
him and I am going to perform my duty , and what is
best for ine as a citizen will not hurt the party. " Judged
by his appointments , there can be no question thatif
President Roosevelt had a vote in this district this fall
it would be cast for Judge Harrington and Judge
For supreme judge
For university regents
For district judges
For county juJge
of River Precinct.
For sheriff
of Barley Precinct.
For county assessor
of Simeon.
For coroner
of Valentine.
For county surveyor
of Valentine.
For county commissioner 3rl dist.
of Cody.
Would you pay a ( § ) dollar for
75c ? See Stinard. 3S
Try Kazda's barber shop , tf
House and lot for sale on Cath
erine street. Price § 050 , or house
will be sold separate. 41 6
Estrayed One bay mare and
one sorrel mare , both- show fire
marks. J. M. RAL.VA ,
42 Burge , Nebr.
To Chicago and
Be sure your ticket reads via The
Chicago & Northwestern R'y. to
Chicago and all points east , there
by -.urrouhosDiT . , voui > elf \viiii a
perfection of train service that in
cludes "The Best of Everything. "
Fast and convenii t schedules ,
safety ard comfort , f your ticket
reads via this line , , 'ull informa
tion on Jipplteatinn to any ticket
agenl , The Northwevtern Line.