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About Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930 | View Entire Issue (March 25, 1909)
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I. M. Eice , Editor and Proprietor VALENTINE , NEBR. , THURSDAY , MARCH 25 , 1909. Volume 24 , Xo. 11
U. S. WIND ENGINE & PUMP CO. ,
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Sewing Machines at" Lowest
Drophead machines at § 15 , guaranteed for
ten years. New Royal Cabinet and Semi-
Cabinet machines. Progress and Service
Machines , and in conclusion the best of all
The New Home , with automotic lift
Needles , Bobbins and Shuttles for all machines made. Be sure
and secure one of our "Bo.ve" Needle Threaders. With this
threader .you can thread your needle in the dark as well as day
light. Machines , etc. , now on display.
ROBERT McGEER , Propr.
f Fine Wines , Liquors and Cigars
Bourbon Whiskies : Rye Whiskies :
Old Crow , Sherwood ,
Hermitage , Guchenheimer ,
Cedar Brook , Sunny Brook ,
Spring Hill , and 27 yearxold
and Jas. E , Pepper , O. F , C , Taylor ,
These whiskies were purchased in bond
and came direct from the U. S. gov
ernment warehouse. They are guar
anteed pure and unadulterated. Unexcelled - |
excelled for family and medical use. |
Three Star Hennessy and Dreyfus Brandies , Imported v
Gordon and DeKuyper Gins , Guinness's Extra Stout. |
Bass Ale , Storz Blue Ribbon and Budweiser Beer , f
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Read the Advertisements ,
Samuel Story Confesses to
Murdering Fred Smith
Last October Near the
Wagon Bridge On the
Niobrara River , South =
east of Valentine.
Through the untiring efforts of
Sheriff Clyde A , llos&eter , assisted
b.v County Attorney Tucker , of
Cherry county , a chain of con
victing circumstantial evidence
has been securrd that permitted
no denial as to guilt.
The murderer , Samuel L Story ,
now held in the county jail of this
county , confessed yesterday to
Sheriff Rosseter and County At
torney Tucker that he murdered
Fred Smith last October a few
rods east of the wagon bridge on
the Kiobrara river , about 2-V miles
southeast of Valentine. Story
says he killed Fred Smith with an
automatic revolver , shooting him ,
in the back of the head while he
lay sleeping on the ground where
they had lain down together.
Story says he then went through
Smith's pockets and took his mon
ey and tore up the paper and slips
and threw them away , and threw
the body into the Niobrara river.
Story then started down the road
toward \Voodlake and threw the
revolver away on his way to
Story and Smith had left Valen
tine together , and our Sheriff
Rosseter had been thorough in his
work , tracing the journey of Story
and Smith from Douglas , Wyo. ,
where he had them starting out to
gether , and even many minute de
tails of their journey to Valentine ,
where they were put off the train ,
how they appeared at the. Chicago
House and washed and of their
eating breakfast at the Home
Bakery , and of their starting out
together from here on foot and of
parties meeting Stpry a.lnne after
the murder ; of people seeing them
together near the bridge and of
Story mailing a letter on the train
to Fred Smith at his home at Ge
neva after the murder , accusing
Smith of forsaking him to go with
another fellow , and of his circuit
ous journey down through the
country , heading for Cheyenne ,
and from there to LaGrange , Oro. ,
where he was located , arrested and
brought back to Valentine March
When confronted with this evi
dence against him , Samuel L.
Story saw no avenue of escape
and decided to confess the murder
with a view of getting a life sen
tence , fearing that he would be
convicted and likely be hung if he
went to trial.
i School Jf
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. By R. H. WATSON
Miss Bertha Gordon visited last
Saturday and Sunday with her
parents at Hot Springs , S. D.
Dr. B. F. Jeffers and wife made
us a very pleasant call at our home
last Sunday. Mrs. Jeffers is a
member of the class ' 00 and Mr.
Jeffers of the class ' 01 of the Val
entine high school.
The following little folks have
entered the k'C" class in the pri
mary room this term : George
Jennings , Sarah Wells , Philip
Francke , Edna Holsclaw , Gloretta
Whipple , Helen Northrop , Wilber
Glen , Helen Hammond , Eddie
Gassan and Robert Stetter.
The following girls from the
intermediate grades have organ
ized a basketball team and have
called themselves the "Valentine
Juniors : " Martha Haley , Jennie
Graham , Callie Faddis , Leon An
derson , Arlene Burge , Marie Mel-
tendorff , Eldene Sparks , Zeta
Haley. Marion Anderson , Irene
Northrop , Myrtle Fitzgerald and
On Wednesday of this week we
received from Mary Easley a
beautiful postal picture of .the
school of education building which
is a branch of the Chicago uni
versity. Mary is with her cousin
who lives very near the univer
sity. This cousin was a class
mate of ours in Dr. Clark's class
in the Chicago university two
"TO EVERY .MAX who values Iris
1 personal appearance , and to every
woman who values her personal appear
ance , we extend a cordial invitation to look
over our Spring and Summer line of mer
chandise. Our showing ; includes new
pretty patterns in Lawns at medium prices.
Attractive assortment in Muslin under
wear , and neat patterns in the new Side
band goods. Also the latest models in
apparel for young1 and middle aged men ,
such as Cluett and Monarch Shirts , Arrow
Collars , AYonder Hose Sox , Tiger Tiats ,
Florsheim Shoes , etc. See our windows
"Shall oppose the election of
Mr. Cannon as speaker. "
The above pledge was made by
Congressman KinkaM in an open
letter addressed to the voters of
the Sixth congressional district ,
over his signature , and scattered
broadcast throughout the district
during the last campaign. Last
Monday congress met in special
session and Speaker Cannon was
re-elected , and , notwithstanding
his pledge to the electors of this
district , Mr. Kinkaid cast his vote
for Cannon , the "Iron Duke of
American politics. "
Thq average republican believes
that ante-election promises and
platform pledges should be faith
fully lived up to and are at a loss
tv , account for the double cross
handed them by the congressman
from the big Sixth. Cannonism
was made an issue of the last cam
paign in this district and his pledge
to oppose him undoubtedly won
him many supporters throughout
the district. That he should ac
quire icicles upon his pedal ex-
tremeties and line up for Cannon-
ism at the last moment is not sur
prising to those who are intimately
acquainted with the ' cold-hanoVcl ,
hand-shaking congressman. The
O'Neill Frontier ( rep. ) .
The Band Concert.
The band concert given by the
Woodlake Cornet Band in the opera
house at Woodlake on March 17th
was a comj.le success. J. P. Krey-
cik , the band director , has fully
demonstrated that the boys under
his direction are as good musicians
and can handle their respective
parts in the band as well as ihey
are ranchmen and cowboys and can
handle the rope and horse.
The program showed that ifc was
carefully prepared and contained
very difficult and uptodaie compo
sitions. That the music was ap
preciated \\as fully demonstrated by
the tremencluons applause after
Special hits of the evening seems
to have been the Eumoresque Over
ture , "I Am Afraid to Go Home In
the Dark , " and a cornet solo with
drums accompaniment , "The St.
Patrick's Dav in the Morning , "
both the numbers being jjoocl and
A free dance after the concert
seems also to have been enjoyed
very much. In conclusion I must
say that we have a first class band
here and should keep it right at the
top notch. And I know the band i
will do their part if we do ours , j
This was fully demonstrated by the '
exhibition of musical interest in i
this concert by the business men of ,
Woodlake and in appreciation of i
their efforts a great turnout of the |
people from the town and surrounding - \
ing county as well was greatly ap
preciated by the band.
Win. Gulick came up from
Ainsworth last night wh re. he
had been attending a meeting of
the M. W. A. He says theiio
were about 50 new mom hers
initiated , of whom 25 were from
Woodlake vicinity. He expected
to return to Woodlake this after
noon on ths freight.
We sell farming implements as well as other-
merchandise at reasonable prices.
Call and try us.
GROOKSTON NEBRASKA. , MAX E. ViERTEL.
DFALER IN EVERYTHING.
Chartered as a State Bank Chartered as a .National Bank
Jun 1 , 1884. August 12. 1902 ,
Valentine , IsTebraska. ' *
( Successor to )
JAPATAL PAID ZN A General Bunking
S35 000 Exchange and
7 Collection Business.
C. H. CORNELL , President. J. T. MAY , VicerEre&ident.
M. V. T r. Cashier.
Tobaccos and Cigars.
Canned Goods ? Lunch Counter.
Phone 7 Home Bakery.
IS : S2SK
Stetter & Tobien , Props.
All Kinds of Fresli
and Salt Meats. . . .
Will buy your Cattle , Hogs ,
Poultry , Horses , Mules and
anything you have to sell.
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Yalentiae , Nebraska ,
has received a complete line of ne\v , high grade
1 Fall and Winter Goods , a
which are being offered at the lowest prices pos
sible , the margin of profit being only reasonable. I
Prices are within the reach of all and plainly mark a
ed on every article. One price to everybody.
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