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THUKSDAY , OCTOBER 29 , 1908.
Democratic National Ticket
For President :
W. J. BRYAN
' ' of Nebraska.
For Vice President :
J. W. KERN
Governor A. C. Shallenberger
Lieutenant Governor E. O. Garrett
Secretary of .state John Mattes , jr
Auditor W , H. Price
Treasurer Clarence Mackey
Supt. of Pub. Ins N. C.Abbott
Attorney general II. 13. Fleharty
Com. Pub. Lds. and Bldgs W. B. Eastham
Uailwa } ' commisMoner Wm. H. Cowgill
Congrosman. (5th ( Dist Win. II. Westover
State Senator. nth di.st George SI. Adams
Kepresentative. .VJncl ( list I. F. Carr
County Judge James C. Quigley
Commissioner end Dist X. S. Kowley
James C. Quigley For
This is the last time we will have
an oppertunity to call attention to
the office of count.y judge. As this
county grows older business in this
office increases and we ought to
have a competent , painstaking man
in this office ; a man who will have
no other business to engage his at
tention and who will give his en
tire time to the discharge of the
duties qf County Judge. In Mr.
Quigley we have just that kind of
a man. . .He has a superior educa
tion and the necessary training for
the work. He has good judgement
and his habits are above reproach.
He will have no other business and
the people will - get the benefit of
his entire time. He is a young man ,
full of ambition and will be anxious
to make a good record. He knows
that if he makes a good County
Judge there will be better things
in store for him and he will be
careful to make good in that office.
You will not find his name on any
party ballot for the vacancy occurr
ed so late that party nominations
could not be made , but his name
will be on the ballot by petition
and we ask you to give him your
support and assure you than he
will make an ideal County Judge.
The fight now going on between j
the County Treasurer and the re
publican county committee more
than ever shows the necessity for
a change in management of our
couuty business. From the things
they are saying about one another
it looks as if a general overhauling
would be a good thing for the
county. The place to begin this
overhauling is right with the coun
ty board. The county commission
ers are the men to check up all the
books and examine the accounts of
all the officers and it would be a
good idea to elect X. S. Rowley , a
member of that board. We elected
one new member a year ago and
he is giving good satisfaction.
Xow let us elect another new mem
ber and let the new members get
to work and see whether every
thing is as it should be or not.
We supposed everything was in
first class shape but if we are to
believe what these warring factions. .
are saying about one another it
would look as if we ought to have
a change. As we have said before ,
N. S. Rowley is a man of first
class business ability. He comes
from the southern part of the
county and that snon of the
county ought ID have u represent- '
ative on the board. He has his
ranch so well organized that he can
and will take the necessary time
to attend all meetings of the board
and will give the county the beni-
fit of his good judgement and ripe
experience. A vote for Nes ! Row
ley will be a vote for a good county
John F. Carr For Repre =
Two years ago we urged the
people of this legislative district to
vote for A. Metzger for represent
ative because he was closely identi
fied with the livestock and agricul
tural inteiestsof the district. They
did vote for him and elected him
and to-day every one admits that
Mr. Met/.ger was one of the ablest
men in that legislature and that his
services have been of great value
to the district. This year Mr.
Metzger refused to become a candi
date for re-election but we succeed
in getting another able represent
ative of these interests to take his
place on the ballot. This district
is esentially an agricultural and
stock raising district. The pros
perity of Cherry and Key a Paha
counties depend on the prosperity
of the farmer and stock raiser.
These are the two classes of people
j who make the county. And these
are the interests that ought to be
represented in the legislature.
John F. Carr , the democratic cand
idate is , and for twenty years has
been , interested in these two bran
ches of industry. He came to
this district when it was a wilder
ness and by industry and economy
he has built up a good business.
He has helped to develop this
country. He has had his money
invested and his time and labor
have been given , for twenty years ,
to the upbuilding of the main in
terests of these two counties. His
opponent is not interested in any
of the things that go to the develop
ment of a new county. He came
to Koya Paha county only a few
years ago and entered the practice
of law , he never plowed a furrow
or roped a steer. AVe have no
fight to make on him because he is
a lawyer , but we do say that the
lawyers do not need a representa
tive in the next legislature , but the
farmers and stock men need a rep
resentative. Every legislature is
filled with lawyers. Omaha , Lin
coln and the other cities will send
delegations of lawyers to the leg
islature. There are , in Nebraska ,
a thousand farmers and stock rais
ers to every lawyer , but when you
get into the legislature the lawyers
will out number the farmers and
stock raisers. The people of this
district must determine whether
the chief industries of the districts
are to be represented or whether
they want to join the cities in choos
ing a man who has no interest
in common with the great majority
of the people he is sent to * repre
; John F. Carr is a man of sterling
manhood who has made his own
way in the world. He is sober ,
industrious and capable. If lii * is
sent to Lincoln the district will
take front rank. You will have a
man there who will be one of the
leaders. You will have a man who
will be a worthy successor to Mr.
Metzger , and the influence of the
district will be felt. Thereis a
movement on foot to have an agri
cultural station established in west
ern Nebraska. This would be of
incalculable value to this county
and to the whole sand hills district.
No man can be found who is better
fitted to show the need of a station
like this than is John F. Carr. If
you want a man to talk farming
and stock raising you want a man
who knows what he is-talking about
If you were after a law school it
might do to elect Mr. Duval , be
cause Du vail might be able to show
the advantage of a law school , but
if you want an agricultural and
: live stock school , you had better
J elect a man who knows something
about agriculture and live stock.
Mr. Carr has a good education : he
is not an orator but he is a good
talker , and a clear thinker. He
will be a credit to the people of
this district and the farmers and
stock men of Key a Paha and Cher
ry counties may feel proud to have
a man of his character and ability
to represent them. There is no
United States senator to elect this
year and , therefore , there is no
party issue involved and Mr. Carr
ought to get the vote without re
gard to party.
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W. H. WESHTOVER
Why the Voters of Cherry
County Should vote
The Chairman of Judge Kin-
kaid's committee has issued an ap
peal to the voters of this county
asking them to support Judge Kin
kaid and makes a lot of promises
for the Judge. If Kinkaid will be
able to do all the things now prom
ised by his chairman why has he
done so little during the six years
he has been in congress. His chair
man now promises that he will vote
against Joe - Cannon for speaker
of the house of representatives.
Why is it that he has three times
voted for Joe Cannon. If he is
now in favor of a reduction of the
tariff on lumber and wire , why has
he let six years go by without do
ing something to reduce the tariff
on these articles which his consti-
tuants must use. If he could do
nothing for them in six years that
he has been in congress is he likely
to do anything for them in the
next two if they send him back.
Will he explain why he incorpo
rated in the so called Kinkaid bill
a provision requiring a dollar and
twenty-five cents worth improve
ments on every acre. Will he ex
plain why he drew the law so that
a homesteader must live on land
five full years before he can make
proof. These provisions have no
place in a homestead law and if
Judge Westover is sent to congres's
he will have that law amended so
that a homesteader can make proof
at the end of fourteen months res
idence , the same as he used to do ,
and he will have the law so amend
ed that no improvements will be
required. He will have the law
changed so that the homestead er
in this district will have a fair show.
Every one knows that in a great
many instances it is a waste of
money to put improvements on
the homestead. Where several
members of one family are holding
homesteads it is a positive hard
ship to compel , them to put their
improvements on several places.
They ought to be permitted to
build where it will do them the
most good. If you want to have
these requirements removed vote
for Judge Westover and he will
have it done-
Doubled what ?
The cost of running the state of Nebraska !
Under the democratic state government in 1900 the state taxes
charged to all of the counties wereSl,20S,9Si.94 : . Under the adminis
tration of Gov. Sheldon in 1908 the state taxes charged against all of
the counties have risen to the enormous total of § 2,448,346.65 , which
makes the record read as follows :
Year 190S , state taxes charged to the counties § 2,448,346.65
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Increase in eight years . § 1,239,361.79
And for what ?
Cherry county is sur.e paying her proportion of this enormous in
crease in state taxes. Look at the figures :
Year 1908 , state taxes charged to Cherry County. . . § 15,821.81
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1900 . 11 , foU.br >
Increase in eight years . § 4,062.15
What's that ? *
You don't believe it !
Ask your county treasurer to let you see the records of payments
made to the state treasurer on account of state taxes charged against
our county for the various years since 1900.
Governor Sheldon favors the system of state government which
has led to the wild and extravigant expenditure of the people's money
in this state.
Mr. Shallenberger will try , if he shall be elected , to secure laws
to give the election of precinct assessors 'back to the people. He also
favors a law to forbid the state assessment board to increase the total
assessments returned by any county. He believes the business of the
state equalization board is to equalize assessments , and never to take
away from the .counties the right to make their pwn assessments.
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STATE APPROPRIATIONS , ri
Taxes increased from one million and a quarter dollars to npnr.y
two million and a half dollars in eight short years is the record of
that illustrious quartette , Dietrich , Savage , Mickey and Sheldon. ,
To pay what ?
Over a million dollars increase in the expenditure of state institu
tions and § 200,000 increase in salaries , etc. , for state officers , state
board and commissions.
Here are the appropriations of the last session compared with
eight years ago :
State institutions § 1,746,562.30. § 3,109,378.48
State officers , boards and commissions , 370,905.00 * 573,430.00
District and supreme courts 321,100.00 318,360.00
Legislative expenses.- : 133,000.00 100,000.00
Miscellaneous 303,722.21 266,088.82
§ 2,875,289.51 § 4.367,257.31
Increase § 1,491,967.80
A vote for Shallenberger and the fusion ticket is a vote for
economy in the state government and a protest against the record
The voters of Cherry Co.
at the coming election will
elect a county judge. This
important office will'either
be filled by Mr. Quigiey or
Mr. Elliott. It is up to the
voters to elect the best man.
Mr. Quigiey is especially
fitted for the position on ac
count of his broad scholar
ship and knowledge of law.
He will bring * to the office a )
knowledge gained though
years of hard work in high
school and college , and at ,
all times will be found in ;
his office , ready to dischago
the duties pertaining to that
office. The only attack tin %
opposition has made on him
is on account of his youth ,
and inexperience. Let me ,
say tliat when Mr. Walcott ;
was elected county judge he !
was but a few years older
than Mr. Quigley and that
he made a very efficient offi
cial Mr Bryan and Mr.
Koosevelt and a host of
young men that we might
name had all "made good"
before they were thirty
years old. The voters love
of fair play should cause
them to reject Mr. Elliott
for he has had eight years
of office holding , and this
should certainly be enough.
Mr. Elliott in his circular
letter , sent out over the
county , asks you to vote for
him , because he is a "man
of clerical experience , ma
ture judgement and a knowl
edge of court proceedings. "
Many of the best officers
that Cherry county has ever
had are those who prior to
their election , had no cleri
cal experience. Mr. Eeece
was one who though a young
man made the best Clerk
this county ever had. Mr.
Daniels also was a young
man , without previous cler
ical experience , who made
an excellent officer. No ,
voters , Elliott's plea is mis
leading , for every young
man should have the same
right to asp ire to a county
office , that an old er man has.
Encourage the young men
to take an interest in poli
tics and thereby you will
have a better set of officials
than you have ever had be
fore. Fair Play.
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MALONE DONAHUE CO. ,
SO. OMAHA OR CHICAGO
No shipment too large and none too small to receive the
most careful attention.
Each consignment intrusted to our care will be handled
by members of the firm.
Each man's stock sold on their merits and a square deal
guaranted to all.
Write us for the market paper and our special market
. letters , which we send you free of charge.
AMOS SXYDER , Hog Salesman. - MATT MALONE ) Cattle
GEO. M. WOOD , Sheep Salesman. TITOS. J. DONAHUE f Salesman ,
ROBERTSON & CO
Gent's Furnishi =
ngs and Clothing.
Ye ? , WHO IS YOUR TAILOR ?
This is a question which is asked of ev
ery man who is seen with a neat and
dressy suit on. We can easily answer
this correctly and to perfect satisfaction ,
in over eight years in which we have been
handling tailor-made clothes we have
handled five or six different lines , bat we
fand that the best and greatest satisfaction
is given by the house which we now hand-
a le , Ed. V. Price & Co.
All clothes before leaving our shop is
made to come up to the purchaser's satis
faction and they are all put under a heavv
guarantee They are all of a neat , dressy
and well-ntting appearance.
Let us fit you out with your FALL and
WINTER clothes ; such as a taildr-made ,
rain-proof cravanette , or overcoat , or
. suit , or , in fact , anything in the linp nf
We have just received a new Hne of the
latest styles m bow-ties , four-inlands and
c.- < > 'r ; HT 'Ct 4 10 > flowing-end ties.
We also have bargains u shirts , ties , underwear , soXi and , hate.
Call in and see if what we say is not true. "
Cleaning , Pressing arid Repairing a Specialty.
Phone 122 , : : Valentin
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