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THURSDAY , MAY 7 , 1908.
"SLIPPERY ELMER. "
Elmer J. Burkettis called
the senior senator from Ne
braska , and though not very
old in the harness he lias
forged to the front with the
corporation interests a t
Washington. While yet a
congressman lie was consid
ered safely a partisan that
could be relied upon and he
was entrusted with many
inside conferences with the
corporation political ma
Recently he has been sail
ing in more boldly with
Senators Aldrich , Hale and
others of that stripe and
they expected him to vote
for two battleships only.
But Teddy had recommend
ed four and Burkett was re
minded that he was a Roosevelt
velt man and Nebraska was
a Roosevelt state , and it
would look better for him
to vote for four battleships
as there might be a sifting
of Roosevelt's friends yet
and he had better get in on
the ground floor.
He could do that when it
was put to him that way ,
and now he isn't so popular
with the other fellows and
his former affiliation with
Aldrich and Hale factions
has put him on the uneasy
It is rumored that this
action has cost him consid
"Slippery Elmer , " as he
has been called , seems quite
Perhaps you heard some
'i ' one boasting about how
they'd sell coalto anyone
for an accommodation when
everyone else was out of
coal and they'd not refuse
anyone. Xo ! Not one. But
they'd refuse to sell a sick
family , fearing they might
not have the ready cash to
i plank down , and then take
them a boquet of flowers on
Sunday , telling them to
"trust in the Lord,1" and
prate about this being the
time of year to take boqucts
to the sick. But , that's dif
ferent a gain. Yes , aira ,
well , they may not forget
that these overtures will not
smoothe the far back past
that reminds one that ' 'it's
money you're after , " after
all , and , while you boast
that you wouldn't refuse to
sell , there's the rub if
there's something in it. Oh
no ! No one believes that it
is pure generosity and good
ness of soul \ that prompts
such motives. 1/s the al
mighty dollar cold , hard ,
cash that you're looking-
for , with apparent treacher
ous , scheming , designing
motives to get it. Now ,
borrow a DEMOCRAT and
read this about yourself and
tdke a bunch of flowers to a
sick room to keep them
Why Watterson is For
( From an Editorial by Henry Wat.terinr.n
in ihe Loutaville Courier-Journal. )
The Xew York newspaper ? ,
abounding in conceit and igno
rance , and landlordism some of
them , as JAirneil used to say of
Ireland , from "absentee landlord
ism" are at this time especially
misleading and unfair. They have
acquired the anti-Bryan habit , and
seeing nothing the oth r side of
Joidon , or Jersey , it seems im
possible for them to adjust them
selves to actual conditions and the
rest of the country. They imagine
that money will do all things and
think that , as Xew York has the
money ! XewNYork should and will
dominate all things. As a consequence
quence of this delusion , both part
ies in the Empire state have drop-
pad into the lowest depths of de
pravity and very stupid deprav
ity now the republicans in al
liance with Hearst , whom the
head of the national administra
tion , himself a great- New Yorker ,
had stigmatized an anarchist and
assassin , now the democrats fallen
under the mudspell of the Mur
phy s and Conners. The JS'ew
York newspapers cannot escape
their responsibility for this.
Truly , Dr. Elliot of Harvard
hit the nail on the head when he
declared that the need of the time
is publicity. Theoretically , the
people rule. In practice , things
arc done by a few gathered to
gether well inside of Jock and key ,
too often in a darkened chamber.
The shocking disclosures of the
last three years make it quite cer
tain that there has existed for a
long time a conspiracy among a
few allied Kings of Money , mak
ing their headquarters in and
about New York to control the
operations of both parties.
Throughout the long battle for
a tarilT for revenue only there
continually appeared , always at
the opportune moment in demo
cratic councils , a mysterious pres
ence 111 obstructions. Kow it was
Kandall ; now it was Earuum ; now
it was "Whitney , and finally , it was
Cleveland , throwing away tlTc
fruits of an educational campaign
bravely fouglTTand brought at the
polls in 1SC2 to a triumphant con
clusion. L do now believe that in
1904 : this co'mbine nominated Park
er , a most able , upright man , with
the purpose of electing him , but
that the Koos9velt.-Cortel.yoii strat-
K'g.V appearing upon the scene and
j revealing its masked Lotteries and
I hidden rifle pits , it sought safety
for itself and abandoned Parker
to his fate.
One of the issues in the cam
paign before us , is the emancipa
tion of the country from the sus
picion no less than the actuality of
thralldom to this dishonest in
, And this brings me to Mr. Bry
It will be remembered that one
year ago , when the Courier Jour
nal set out to try to organize with
in the democratic party a'volume
sufficiently strong to impress Mr.
Bryan and his friends that it was
wiser of him to play Warwick
than King , its purpose was not to
divide , but to unite the party.
It was weary of factionism. It
yearned for old-fashioned democratic -
cratic brotherhood and an old-
fashioned democratic victory. Mr.
Bryan could hot so see it. Tie re
fused to be impressed , and , with
good reason , because the effort of
the Courier-Journal received no
answering voice. '
The entire summer and autumn
were wasted on tomfooling about
v'a dark Jiorse. " Did he have a
mustache , wired Scott Bone ? Was
this blonde , or brunette joined in
the chorus ? Then it leaked out
that the democrat in reserve was
the governor of Minnesota , and ,
iterating a line in a famous old
play , we had a great deal of guy
ing which may have been humor
ous but was certainly illtimed
about "a party by the name of
It grew a trifle tiresome. Ex
cept to an angel it would have
been exasperating. Yet , it seem
ed democracy. Gov. Johnson de
clared himself out of It. So did
Gov : Folk. So did Senator Cul-
bertson. The Courier-Journal
was put in for the costs and left to
hold the empty bag. Naturally ,
it threw up its hands in disgust
and took to the woods. And then ?
Why , then , right out of the open
mouth of Wall street , came a
stentorian voice , ' 'Johnson. "
What chance would Johnson
have over the dead body of Bryan ?
What chance would Johnson have
carrying a Wall street tag ? What
chance would Johnson have using
the undemocratic two-thirds rule
to defeat the will of the majority
and that at the behest of the East ,
defying the West and working
for the South ?
The thought is preposterous.
Mark the sequel. The time has
passed for "some one else , " Mr.
Bryan retaining the field ; it is too
late for "some one else , " the
conditions what they are ; and I
confess that I am in sympathy
with Mr. Bryan in refusing to be
ruled off the track by a group of
New York politicians , whose mo
tives are , to say the least of them ,
suspicious , which will support no
ticket except one framed by them
selves , and which do not agree
with one another touching the
ticket to bo named. Whatever
his claims may be , or may riot be
be , Mr. Bryan has his rights and
no thoughtful man can or will say ,
that he cannot be elected , the ip.-e
dixit of the unthinking , the inter
ested and the prejudiced to the
contrary being of no weight what
But among democrats , who
know why llie.y are democrats ,
th'-ro ought to be other and high
er consideration ? ; some arrest of
the breakneck speed on the high
way toward the centralization of
power ; some real and not spur
ious purpose toward tariiT reform ,
some sure separation of the high
financiers ; some breaking up of
groups and rings , of wheels inside
of wheels , always involved by a
change of parties , even when made
only for the sake of a change.
The Courier-Journal is a demo
crat , not a republican , and , stand
ing by the sincerity of its record ,
it will support the ticket to be
headed by Mr. Bryan , as actively
and as earnestly as if it represent
ed its original preference and
Neil O'Connor Dead.
Word has been received here
that Neil O'Connor died of tu
berculosis , recently , in New Mexi
co , where he had been spending
the winter for his health.
He formerly lived at Chester
field and lett here last summer.
The deceased leaves a wife and
John Keeley returned home last
"Faithful Henry. "
Now , there's trouble in the camp
of the vigilant town board. Re
cently they issued an order to their
faithful marshal , Henry Graham ,
to shoot a dog belonging to J. S.
Shafer , upon which no tax had
been paid. Henry sauntered
forth , armed with a guns a pow
der horn , 'caps , bullets and a shot
pouch. He was going to shoot
and went forth to spy the dog who
had no license to remain in cur
| Nay , not overnight could he remain -
' main , for the order had gone forth
that the dog should die , and die he
must. Finally , the faithful Hen
ry came upon a dog who could
, give no satisfactory account of
himself and Henry's gun was
raised to his eye he shot the
dog ran toward' Jack Keeley's
home and dropped at the doorstep.
The dog was dead ; Henry shot
it Jack Keeley's faithful bird
dog. Jack is asking the town board
for § J:0 as compensation for his
Strong Men May Wrestle.
P. S. Dotson Was in town Satur
day and showed himself to be
something of a giant in strength.
He held out at amis length a 14-
pound sledge at the end of a long
The ice man , llcigle , who has
also shown considerable strength ,
held out the sledge arms length ,
and there is a spirit of rivalry be
Ueigle wrestles some and so
does Dotson , and it is rumored
that they get together for a wrest
ling match. It will be worth see
ing. We'd rather see it than a
professional match , if it's going to
Mr. Dotson is from Missouri
and they'll have to show him if
they think they can put him on
There's plenty of fellows , the ,
who will stake the ice man.
A pretty wedding between Ed
ward William lleelan and Miss
Mary Alice Iliggin , both of near
Arabia , was solemnized Wednes
day morning. May G , 1903 , in the
Catholic church , Rev. Father
Wrn. Morrissey was best man
and Miss Winnie Keeley brides
A reception was given at the
home of the bride's parencs , F. II.
Iliggin and wife , ten miles south
east of Valentine.
The young couple left this morn
ing for the East where they ex
pect to visit relatives a few weeks.
THE DEMOCRAT extends sincerest
congratulations and wishes them
joy and happiness in life.
State M. W. A. at Lincoln
The Sixth district caucus selected
F. N. Morgan , Bassett , as chairman ,
and Wesley Tressler of Ognllala as
secretary. The fo lowing delegates
were selected to represent the Sixth
district at the head camp : D.A.Sin
clair , Butte ; Dr. T. W. Bass , Broken
Row ; E. C. Cress , Miller ; Joseph
Oberfelder , Sidney : C. W- Frederick ,
St. Paul ; L. C. Sparks , Valentine.
Alternates : E. A. Walker , Stuart ;
Dr. M. E. Goooii , Ciawford ; C. W.
Wallace , Shelton ; Wesley Tiessler ,
Ogallala ; F. E. Pope , St. Paul ; Ed.
Stewart , Cody.
Prefers Jail to Hiding.
Matthew Marshall , the half In
dian and half Negro , who escaped
from jail last fall , voluntarily re
turned a few days ago and gave
himself up to Sheriff Rosseter who
now has him in charge.
It was reported to. us , shortly
after his escape , that he had re
turned but this was a mistake.
He says he got tired hiding out
\ and preferred to take what was
j coming to him and be free after-
I Marshall faces the charge of ns-
'sault and robbery.
C. B. BACHELOR , Propr.
Fresh Salt and Cured Meats , Fish , Oysters ,
Vegetables , Pickles , Lard. We buy poultry ,
butter and eggs and all kinds of live stock.
Call or Phone 88.
A complete line from
A. G. Spalding & Bros.
Balls , Bats , Masks , Gloves , Mitts ,
Shoes and Baseball Coats.
Orders taken for uniforms , or anything in the athletic
line. Don't forget that the Spalding Official National
League. Ball and also the whole line of Spalding Ath
letic Goods are the standards of the world. ' The
Spalding trade mark is a guarantee of good quality , 1g
and satisfaction is guaranteed to every Spalding g
purchaser. This line is open for inspection and for
The only genuine and absolutely
reliable substitute for tea
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the new food beverage gives life , health , vigor , joy ,
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tion. It is a pleasant beverage and contains great
nutritive and invigorating qualities. Has , the re
freshing properties of fine tea , the nourishment of
the best cocoas , atonic and recuperative force pos
sessed by neither , and can be used in all cases
where tea and coffee are prohibited.
m In , Si !
EggVs Fruit Salt is a great health reviver.
A laxative and thirst quencher. Effervescent and
so delicious to drink that a child likes it. Has all
the properties of a Sedlitz Powder and more , and
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pation and headache. Removes impurities from the
blood and can be used freely without causing injury
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The above preparations may be had from all
Grocery and Drug Stores.
public opinion is unerring , puttie confidence sel
dom misplaced. The true worth of every business
concern to the community in which it operates is
fixed by its clientele , the value-giving power of ev
ery commercial institution may be determined by
the amount of patronage it receives. The people
have unmistakably proclaimed their confidence in
e Stock Exchange ,
and its methods , by bestowing upon it a far greater
patronage than that accorded any other place in
Valentine. AYhere the major portion of the fair
the impartial , discriminating public buysits Liquor
and Beer , must be a good place for You , the in
dividual , to trade. Visit The StockExchangeirhen
you need anything in our line.
. F. A. MELTENDORFF
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