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About Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 25, 1909)
L M. Rice , Editor and Proprietor VALEXTIXE , XEBR. , TillHSDAY , FEBRUARY 25 , 1909. Volume1 24 , No.
BRIDGE , BEACH & CO.'S
Superior Quality in Material ,
Construction and Workmanship.
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1 Large Square Roomy Oven 14 Large Fire Bcv , extension for Wood
2 Fire Back Guaranteed 16 Removable Duplex Grate ,
5 years for Coal ; 15 for Wood for Coal or Wood
3 Cast Flue Box and Curved Flues 1C Large Ash Pan ; Nickel Ash Guards
4- Cast Pipe with Nickel Check Damper 17 Aluminizcd Oven Rack
5 Extra Large Warming Closet 18 Drop Oven Door forms Shelf
6 Nickeled Closet Brackets 19 Self-Locking Oven Door Handle
7 Nickeled Drop Tea Shelves 20 Elegant Cast Base
8 Sliding Draft Damper 21 Detachable Encased Enameled
9 Sectional Top Reservoir
10 Superior Covers and Centers 22 Back Shelf , can be used instead of
11 Reducing Ring Cover Reservoir
12 Large Pouch Feed Water Heater for fire box when desired
13 Drop Draft Door Silver Finish Nickel , easy to clean
'Recently we have added a large line of
Trunks , Suit Cases , Steamer Trunks
Telescopes and Traveling Bags
Before going on your trip look over our assortment and
purchase what you need. We guarantee our goods to be
the best and at the lowest prices in the city.
ROBERT McQEER , Propr.
Fine Wines , Liquors and Cigars |
Bourbon Whiskies : Rye Whiskies : <
Old Crow , Sherwood ,
Hermitage , Guchenheimer ,
Cedar Brook , Sunny Brook ,
Spring Hill , and 27 yeaivold
and Jas , E. Pepper , O , F , C. Taylor ,
These whiskies were purchased in bond
and came direct from the U. 8. gov
ernment warehouse. They are guar
anteed pure and unadulterated. Un
excelled for family and medical use.
Three Star Hennessy and Dreyfus Brandies , Imported
Gordon and DeKuyper Gins , Guinnessfs Extra Stout.
Bass Ale , Storz Blue Ribbon and Budweiser Beer ,
Valentine Nebraska y
Read the Advertisements.
Amazed at Mayes.
The editor of the Rushville
Standard had a naughty streak in
him and , his corns being tender ,
he turned viciously upon THE VAL
ENTINE DEMOCRAT last week for
its article of the week previous ,
regarding tin Kushville fire. He
says in part as follows :
In the first place Jess Veach did
not burn out. Tom Sutherland
left llushville three ; \ pars ago and
has not been here since. As to
nearly every man in Rushville be
ing a member of the fire department -
ment to keep from paying poll tax
and to avoid being called on the
jury is only a synonym of how THE
VALENTINE DEMOCRAT editor came
to join the fire department of his
hamlet. The By-Laws and Con.-
stitution of the Kushville Hose Co.
forbid more than twenty-five'aetive
members. We now have only six
teen members and they are there
to protect the town from fire not
to avoid paying poll tax or being
called on the jury. As to the hose
being rolled up wet and had
"frozen as hard as a bone and <
flat , " we will say that whoever
makes -that statement , he or she ,
is tf liar by nature and could not
tell the truth if they were forced
to it. In less than one minute a
steady stream of water was play
ing through the ho e , and they
were in good shape. The
greatest care in keeping the hose
and fire apparatus in shape for
such emergencies has been exer
ciser ] and the one who criticises is
a cynic pure and simple.
If we believed this article to be
a fair sample of his "Standard"
we would let it pass as unworthy
of notice. We reported what was
reported to us regarding the fire
and sought to show some reason
why the fire department of Knsh
ville couldn't get to the fire in
time to do effective work , and the
fact that Rushville people immed-
iatly thereafter held a meeting to
talk over the many needed things ,
such as a' "hose tower for draining
and drying the hose , " "a chemical
engine" and "increased water sup
ply , " there must have been
something to the statements
reaching Valentine that the
hose was frozen and that only a
short delay is dangerous in the
beginning of a fire. We quote
from the Rushville Standard of
Feb. 12th , reporting the fire which
doesn't indicate that we were en
tirely wrong :
When the firemen reached the
scene flames were busting through
the roof in several places , but in
spite of this , we believe had it not
been for the defective water sys
tem the fire would have been con
fined to the one building. Hut the
supply of water was limited and
the pressure so slight that the
stream could not be thrown more
than twenty feet , and it was not
strong. Some difficulty was ex
perienced in getting the water start
ted which also retarded quick ac
tion of the company.
Regarding the mistake as to who
were burned out , our reporter's
recollection of who occupied those
buildings might have been at fault
but it was not so serious a blunder
as to warrant the condemnation
indulged in by the "Standard. "
The personalties injected rather
reflect upon the writer who seems
to be tender upon the subject or
possibly has been harboring ill
feeling. We quote further from
the Standard that our readers may
know exactly whose buildings
There were five buildings , they
being the Dale store building Ii.
0. Morse's building , occupied by
J. W. Grubb as a furniture store ,
the Armstrong & Ward store build
ing , the M. P. Musser store build
ing and the Jack building , which
was occupied by Donald Brown as
a general merchandise store. Most
of the goods in all of these build
ings were gotten out , but are more
or less damaged. Mr. Brown car
ried no insurance on his stock and
none of the buildings were in
sured , Armstrong & Ward car
ried 530.00 on stock and J. W.
! We have an elegant line of
Ladies' and Children's Muslin Underwear
) An attractive showing in Ladies' Saline ,
Heather bloom and Silk Under Skirts/
See our window display
j a' rtft yVd 0 y > ? a
The heat was so intense that the
glass across the street in the Com
mercial hotel was cracked and the
heat was felt inside the building.
We will close by asking , How
would you like to be assigned to
the Annanias club ?
The tone of your article doesn't
indicate a desire simply for cor
rection but rather has a quarrel
some tone. Butt your head against
your old prouty and take a dive or
two in the ink can and you'll feel
better. Climb up to the rack , get
your hooks onto some slugs and go
aft6/ them with your shooting
stick. If you have quoins enough
to stand a siege , lock yourself in the
forms and chase yourself.
Valentine wants a better water
works system withitwin reservoirs
on the hill north of town , for fire
protection , to drink and to water
our lawns , shrubbery and gardens
at the lowest possible cost for the
best article obtainable , and if
Rushville gets in line , instead of
quarrelling over trifles , they'll
profit by their bitter experience
of Monday night , Feb. S , 1909.
Dear Hrother M.n es \ \ e are ; unu/.e < l
To read \our stuff : Isour brain cra/e.l
\Vuh lire and smoke - It neer pha/.ed
Us tor \ \ e put \ \ ater on.
Your language used is so uncouth.
Would think it boiled up in a youth :
Does it hurt you to tell the truth
When you put water on-
If not all your men are in it.
Doour ! Jy-La\vs" keep them from it' :
And.in lesser than a minute "
That you all put water on.
A steady stream ol water was j
A playing through the hose. " it was ;
Oh \ \ hat a lire they might have had
I > ut the } ' put \\ater on.
If your hose was not froze up. then.
And your system in good shape , then.
And no use tor an ; more. then.
For to put the \\ate - on-
Then -'twas all a little bluff , sir.
And there was no lire at all. sir :
It there was. we put it out. sir.
Tor we put the water on. "
How They Love , The La =
The Chicago Tribune recognized
as the mouthpiece of the western
clan of tottering republicanism ,
comes out editorially , with a state
ment that amazes even their own |
whipped-into line supporters-
Samuel Gompers , John Mitchell ,
and other labor leaders , met in the
oflice of Sec. Strauss to try and de
vise some means to relieve the dis
tress of the unemployed. And lo !
listen to editorial wisdom :
"A conference over the unem
ployed , can be of little u < = o until
there are reasonably accurate fi
gures of the men who want .work
and cannot find it. "
In other words , find out if a man
is starving , then find.out why , and
then call a meeting.
Dear old g. o. p. how they do
lore ( ? ) thb lal/dring / man.
We sell farming * implements as well as other
merchandise at reasonable prices.
Call and try us.
PROOKSTON NEBRASKA. , MAX E V1ERTEL
DFALER IN EVERYTHING.
Chartered as a St ite Bank Chartered as u Watoijp.l Bank
Jun1 , 1884. August 12. 1902 ,
Valentine , Nebraska.
( Successor to )
PAID IN A General Banking
C. H. CORNELL , President. J. T. MAY , Vice-President.
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