Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, January 07, 1909, Image 4

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J. M. RICE Editor and Proprietor.
Entered at the postollice at Valentine , Cherry county , Nebr. . as Second i
Class iMatter. !
Chprrv . J $1-00 Per year in advance :
Uierry njt pai ( ] jn advance >
3 $ L5 ° ICrvcar in ad
Fnrpio-n -
t oreigll continued at expiration if not renewed.
* 15c Pcr inch cach isue' b-y contract
Arlv HicinoPifpc -
Advertising Kaies { Tranicnfc adv 20c per inch ; Iocais 10ca iine.
Foreign rates for stereotyped advertising , 3 months or longer 10 cents
per inch , net.
Local noticc = obituaries , lodge resolutions and socials for revenue
f cents per line each insertion.
Cocoa door matts at. Frank
Fischer's hardware. 52
Rev. Clark of Rosebud spent
Sunday in our city and visited
with Rev. Wells.
Wm. Thunder Hawk and wife
came down from Crookston this
morning on business and returned
on the freight.
Frank Fischer's trunk and suit
case advertisment will interest
everyone who travels. Look for
it. 52
Miss Mary VanOrsdal started
back to her parental home in In
diana Sunday morning in response
to a telegram stating that her
father was seriously ill.
F. C. Metzger and wife came
clown from Merriman Monday and
went out to P. H. Young's ranch
to visit a couple of weeks before
going to their new home in Mon
tana where Mr. Metzger has pur
chased a ranch.
J. E. Thackrey and his four
children and Miss Cora returned
from Kansas last night. The lit
tle girl Eleanor WHS to Ivive stay
ed with Mrs. DcW.vke br.l slu-
cried to come back with her yap-
and Aunt Cora so she was permit
ted to have her choice.
U.S. YiVrithor Itsiix-ats B
for weekKmliwj ; . ? rin. 3 > .
Daily mean temperature 19 ° .
Normal | -22 ° .
Highest 51 ° , lowest -14 ° .
Precipitation 0.02 of an inch.
Total precipitation from March
1st ( the crop season ) to date was
IS.98 inches and the average f < >
same period for 20 years i21.44
How Can We Save Money
and Labor ?
By getting the Xeostylo washing
machine the washer that washes
Costs nothing you save it in the
wear and tear of the clothe ? .
Takes one-half the. time , one half
the water , one-half the fuel , one-
third the labor and one-eighth the
wear of any other washing ma
chine made. May be seen at F
F. Kalya's , Valentine , Neb. For
full particulars or for demonstra
tion at your home , write
] ' . ) Arabia. Nebr.
Judge Quigley took the o-ith of
office Monday and is now county
jud _ ' < > of Chi rry cnunly. Hi' has
: irp-Hv ! married D couple frr m tl e
j-p-ervafion n l .Ira * --U'.lpd coi.-
isixlerabklher Ivgal 1 , ,
N. S. Rowley came in Sunday
and today is installed as county
commissioner of this county. Geo.
Russell came down the first of the
week and attended to duties with
James Mone and Alf. Morris un
til last night when he went home.
We have heard no complaint
against Mr. Russell and he goes
home without a scar or blemish
upon his record as county com
missioner. Mr. Rowley enters
upon his duties as the people's
representative , and with James
Mone of Cody and Alf. Morris of
Woodlake pretty centrally repre
sent the county.
Cr > J CL."Pr.urTE BEKCH.
Broker. Eow Democrat Name : ! by Gov-
erncr Ettelcfcr to Succeed Sullivan.
Lincoln , Jan.i. . Governor Sheldon
appointed J. R. Dean of Broken Bow
to the \acaney on the supreme bench
caused ty the resignation of Judge
Suihvan. Mr. Dean notified the gov
ernor of his acceptance by long dis
tance telephone and v/as on hand for
the of court today.
Judge Dean's name \vas suggested
to the governor by a Custer county
delegation shortly after Judge Sulli
van's resignation. The new judge is
a Democrat having come through the
Populist party. He was for two terms
county attorney ot Custer county , hav
ing been elected on the Populist tick
et He has been a resident of Broken
Bow : 'or the past'eisliteen or twenty
years and lias acquiieu a comfortable
competence in the practice of law.
His lanr.iy consists of a wife and two
Pathetic Death of Hastings Girl ,
Hastings. Neb. , Jan. 4. Katherme
I-Iugh ° 3 wr.3 one of the happiest little
girls in Hastings Christmas morning ,
when she learned of the arrival of a
little brother. She had been told to
save her pennies and she might re
ceive the gift she so much coveted.
This she did. accumulating 190 pen
nies , which she insisted on the physi
cian taking as his fee for the gift.
Her happiness * was so great that she
became ill and has just died in con
vulsions. It is considered one of the
saddest incidents which hasever oc
curred in Hastings. Her father , Z. H.
Hughes , and his wife are prominent
Sheriffs Want Higher Salaries.
Grand Island , Neb. , Jan. 1. Higlior
salaries were advocated by all the
sheriffs of Nebraska who attended the
state convention here. These higher
salaries were advocated especially for
: he officials in the smaller counties.
The next convention will be held in
Omaha. The following officers were
erected : President , James Dunning ,
Grand Island ; vice president , J. N
Babb , Nance county ; secretary , H. S.
Page , Fillmore.
Tots F.n Away From Horr.e.
Beaver City , Neb. , Jan. 1. Three
children of G. W Hudson , the oldest
ten yeais of age. v/ere found at a farm
hoube seven miles from town , follow
ing their disappearance- from home
The youngsters in a spirit ol adven
ture had run away fioia tlmir home
and tramped more than ten miles be
fore they wer < ? overtaken. The young
est of the three , a mere baby , was
hauled in an express wagon by the
two oloer children.
Nebraska Has Great Year.
Omaha. Jan 1. Statistics for the
year show it to be the greatest in the
history of Nebraska despite the semi-
panicky conditions which prevailed.
The bank clearings for Omaha , which
reflect the amount of business done
in Nebraska , show an increase of
more than filteen millions for the
y ar. while the receipts of livestock
iuid the transaction of business in oth-
fjr lnes : show a corresponding increase ,
Aged Nebraska Woman Arrested.
Washington , Jan. 4. Mrs. May Ran-
cla. aged eighty-nine years and claim
ing Niobrurzi , Nt'b. , as her homo , was
placed under arrest because she want-
- . ' } to see President Roosevelt about
Lo'nvj land titles , which she thought he
inl-Thl liavo knowledge" of. Mrs. Ran-
la. says her Jato husband was a friend
3f the president , who knows all {
xbout the land deal.
Thirty-first Session oi Leglsfo-
lure Convenes at Lincoln ,
One of First Quccticns to Corns Up Is
Whether Joint Committees Wil
Craft Platform Pledges Into Gills.
Inauguration of Shuller.bcrc2r ;
Lincoln , Jan. 5. The Thirty-lit r. .
session of the Nebraska
convened at noon today , with Charles
YV. Pool of Johnson county as speaker
of the house and Trennure Cone oi
Saunders as chief clerk , in stn-
ate G. W. Tibbets of Adanio countj
was selected lor president pro ura
and \Yiliiam H. Sn/.ii ci ticwani co in-
ty secretary , the body Lanig or an
ized with a Itul Uemociatic set oi
Thursday Governor Elect Shallon-
bovger will be inaugarated into
and Governor Sheldon , Nfcbiaci.hs
first native son to ba elected chiet
executive of the state , will rttiio to
i private life Both tic inccminj ; rud
the outgoing executive will deliver
their messages to a joint sjooion of
the legislative body held in the house.
In honor of Governor Elect Sluillou-
bergcr a ball will be given in the state
house Thursday night , following a re
ception , in which the receiving line
will be composed of the- new and re
tiring govcrnois and their wives , and
the incoming anj the outgoing state
officers and their wives. The colonels
recently appointed on Governor Elect
Shallenberger's staff will be on hand
in brand new uniforms and their duty
will be to mix with tha crowds , while
the Alma company and the two Lin
coln companies of the National Guard
will act as special guards of honor
during the evening.
The reception will be hold in repre
sentative hall and the ball in the sen
ate chamber , which is smaller , though
considered safer for dancing.
Committees May Draft Bills.
One of the very first questions the
legislature will dispose of is whether
joint committees of the house and
senate will be selected to draft plat
form pledges into bills. The last legis
lature , which had a number of plat
form pledges to carry out , adopted
this mode of procedure , and some oi
the members of that legislature who
are also members of this , are in favor
of the plan. Others , however , prefer
to leave each member iree to intro.-
duce bills without being handicapped
by any action committees may take.
The bills which may be drafted by
special committees are those providing
for the guaranty of bank deposits and
for the valuation of physical property
of railroads and other public utility
corporations. The fact that ideas re-
garrling these measures are so differ
ent has create-l some sentiment for
the selection of joint committees to
whip the various suggestions into bills.
Estimates of Appropriations.
The estimates of expenses of the
state government and the cost of pro
posed new buiKIirr-s which the legisla
ture will b ? rallpfl upon to appropriate
is in the neighborhood of $1,000,000
more tban the appropriations of the
last legislature , \\hich topped the
high water mark.
The estimates of needed appnprla-
tions now on file , which do not include
special appropriation bills which wilt
be introduced , total $ o,579,543. Of this
sum , $ -598-J53 is for proposed perma
nent improvements and $1,772,528 for
cunuu exponoL.5 and $ J,3jSGGl for tlm
school apc ; tIcs ! ii.iJl.
Reqr.es3 ! for the largest appropriations - !
tions for permanent improvements i
come from the Kearney normal school :
and Jrom the institute for the feeble '
minded youth at Beatrice. The normal ,
school asks for $ ! ; ftooo for aMitions }
to the present bul'.iing an.l Hie feeble
minded institute lor $108ouo for new
buildingi ? .
! n addition to these estimates tiled
the > --tate board of agriculture will ahk
for n large appropriation for the pur
pose of erecting a live stock pavilion
a sfeel grandstand and a machinery
hall. In its statement to the public
the board announced that it would re
quire at least $100,000 to construct
any one of the proposed buildings. It
is possible that this board \vll ask
only for a sum sufficient to cutiaMuci
one of the buildings this year. Since
the fair has been located in Lincoln
the state has appropriated ; i lotal of
$08,000 for permanent improvements ,
the buildings and other improvements
on the gr.ounds having been paid for
out of the proceeds of the state fair.
Telephone Legislation Likely.
Following a conference with repre
sentatives of all the telephone com
panies of the state with the state rail
way commission1 scheduled for Jan. 15
at Lincoln it is probable some tele
phone legislation wiI ) be recommended j
to the lawmaking body. U. G. Powell ,
rate clerk in the office of the commis
sion , has an idea which will be dis
cussed at that meeting , regarding the
charges of telephone companies. Mr.
Powell will advocate the installation
of meters on each telephone which
will record the acliul time the tele
phone is used. The charge then is to
be haye-i on the tS'iio Mr. Powell has
not workeJ cut the details of hi ? plan ,
but expects the telephone men to cou-
iributo iioinG ideas regarding tue '
charge that should fcc-cis-io. . : uln * > .
One veo little \.o. . . . . . . c.
the cause 01 much ue.-.iLc : au * .o.i iu-
erable fighting in this legislature , and
that word is 'immediate. " 'iiie n - twill
will come over whetner that word
shall be used in the proposed bill
wi.iCh wJl provide ; or the yjuianiy
of bank uei.ositd A very lai e num
ber oj the members insist taat pay
ment to depositors of money in a ue-
iunct bank should be paid immeuiaie-
ly. " Others believe that to pay tiit-m
' promptly" will do as well. Vvhile it
is impossible at this time to get a line
on the sentiment accurately , the mem
bership seems to be pretty evenly di
vided whether "immediate" or
"prompt" payments should be provid
ed for.
Ivlr. Bryan has announced that he
favors "immediate" payment , while
tlicse who oppose this , and the num
ber includes Dr. P. L. Hall , insists that
the platform calls for "prompt" pay
ment and the bill should follow the
platform literally.
This question loomed up as a very
important factor in the fight over the
organization of the house , as the vari
ous candidates ior speaker were al
most evenly divided on the question.
Some held that "immediate" payment
meant the day or the next day after
the bank closed its doors , without
even an investigation of its accounts ,
while others contended that "prompt"
payment meant anywhere irom ninety
days to longer. The question is yet
to be settled.
The Nebraska reference library has
not yet moved into the state house ,
though announcement was made some
time ago that it would be on hand
with all kinds of information for the
members. Owing to the great demand
for more room by the state house offi
cials because of the increase in the
membersuip of the supreme court and
the fact that each ot them needed an
office in the capitol , no room has yet
been set apart for the library. Two
years ago this reference library was
in charge of A. E. Sheldon of the Ne
braska Historical society , and he fur
nished information regarding legisla
tion in other states and statistics for
the use of members.
No Lobbyists Registered.
Up to the time of the organization
of the legislature not a single person
had registered as a lobbyist. Nebraska
has an "anti-lobby" lav/ , which re
quires that every person , other than
an agent or a town or city or public
board or institution , v/ho attempts to
influence legislation shall register his
name with the secretary ot state and
announce what measures he id inter
ested in and wnat corporation or inter
est he represents. The law provulos
that the lobbyist can appear betcre
committees , file briefs or speak
through the newspapers to the legis
lators and no other way. For him to
talk to the individual members ivgard-
ing legislation is a violation ot tnis
law , punishable by a fine or imprison-
nient. It provides further that at the
close of the legislature , within twenty
days , he must file with the secretary
of state an itemized statement show
ing his expenses for the session.
Considerable interest attaches to
the practical working of this law , and
some of the members of the last legis
Jature , which enacted it , are very
much divided' to its efficacy in abel
jshing the lobby.
So far , however , the indications are
the lobby will not be as numerous as
Jn the past. This is said to be due to
the fact that the big interests of the
state , which are liable to be affected
by legislation , will merge their affair
and provide one chief lobbyist , who
will look after all corporation legisla
tion. The next few days , however ,
will develop more about the lobby.
Wants Half Holiday for Workers.
Fred Humphrey , a new member from
Lancaster county , has in preparation a
bill in which he is very much interest'
ed. Mr. Humphrey is anxious to give
the working iian more time in which
to enjoy lite , so 1.0 proposes to make
every Saturday afternoon a legal half
Representative Thomas of Douglas
county will shortly introduce a meas
ure to eliminate from the business of
the state that of the chattel loan agent.
The numerous suits filed by John O.
Yeiser of Omaha against the loan
agents and the exposures incidental
thereto inspired Mr , Thomas to get up
his bill.
As a further protection of wild game
Jn Nebraska , Deputy Game Warden
Carter will recommend to the legisla
ture the enactment of a law which
will prohibit foreigners or persons not
naturalized from carrying firearms.
The legislation will be aimed directly
at the Italian and Greek laborers now
being used in the construction of ndw
railroads According to Mr. Carter ,
those laborers use no judgment in the
game they kill and pay no attention to
I be game laws.
Proposed New Capitol.
During the last few weeks there hac-
been considerable discussion over tlus
legislature making a start toward' thv
erection of a new capitol buildin ; .
The sentiment for this has crystalline ,
to a certain extent and it is barelpo
bible that an appropriation may 1-
piftdo for a start on tiie building.
The last legislature made an apprr
priation for a start on a new state h.
loriral building , which will be eroc :
Across the street east of the capitc. .
The historical society will again b
Ijefon ; the legislature for another a -
( iropriation to build the first story/ It
ip contemplated to make this building
: ott ; a large sum. Some of the mem-
h.ers contend the historical society
have a place in the proposed
capitol , while others contend this
ue\v structure is too far in the distance
'or the historical society to wait on it.
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GRANT Y E R , * ;
All kinds of wood work done tonrW. Stork tanks made in all sizes
Residence and shop one block south of passenger depot.
Valentine , mox 72 Nebraska
References : M.v Many Customers.
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Go to the
Stock Exchange Saloon
Walther F. A. Meltendorff , Propr.
Ship your Live Stock
UE CO. ,
ISTo shipment too larjje an I 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 soM on their merits and a square deal
guaranted to all.
Write us for the market uaper and our special market
letters , which we send .yon fr e of charge.
A\ios SNYDER , Hoar Salesman. MATT MALOVE ) Cattle
GEO. M. WOOD , Sheep Salesman. Tuos. J. DONAHUK f Salesman.
New Hotel. Electric Lights.
Good Rooms. Hot and Cold Water.
MRS. 8. A. SEARS , P-'opr. , Valentine , lSTebr.
Rates $1 per day , Calls for all trains.
Gent's Furnishings
and Clothing
Valentine , N ib. , Nov. 23 , 1908.
We wish to call your atten
tion to the fact thr.t we are going to
manufacture all suits here in the fu
ture and all our help has had years of
experience in cutfr'ng and fitting. You
need not hesitate in leaving your ord
ers for they will have our prompt at
tention and immediate service.
Our cutter has had 35 years <
service cutting and fitting.
Cleaning , Pressing and Repairing a Specialty.
Phone 122. : : Valentine , Nebr.
Done in the most satisfactory manner ! Largest prices for
the seller and honest , deali g with the bidder ! Ua thebe
terms T. U . Cramer solicits your patronage. Graduate
of Missouri Auction School , August term. 46