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I. M. Eice , Editor and Proprietor VALENTINE , NEBE. , THURSDAY , APBTL 22 , 1909. Volume 24 , No. 15
U. S. WIND ENGINE & PUMP CO. ,
is retailed by Red Front Merc. Co.
In our "Model A" you
will find all the up to date
principles carried out ,
and we do not think we
are exaggerating when
we claim that it is the
most practical , successful
and reliable steel mill on
the market today.
vCall and see it.
Red Front ere . Co.
From the Griswold Seed Co. , of Lincoln , Nebr.
We have a full line of new seeds in bulk and packages ,
and we guarantee them to be the best on the market for
this section of the country. Onion Sets of all kinds in
cluding the Early Multipliers. Alfalfa. Clover. Blue
Grass. Flower Seeds.
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/year/old
andjas , E , Pepper , O , P. 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. Un
excelled for family and medical use.
Three Star Hennessy and Dreyfus Brandies. Imported
Gordon and DeKuyper , Gins , Guinness's Extra Stout.
Bass Ale , Storz Blue Ribbon and Budweiser Beer ,
Valentine = Nebraska y
Ar fc Ik lt *
. For First Class Job Work
Westover Refutes Heath's
Kushville , Neb. April IS , ' 09.
EDITOR DEMOCRAT. /
Concerning the editorial in last
week's DEMOCRAT concerning
county division , in which the writ
er assumes that I had "butted in"
to the controversy , permit me to
say that I have never at any time
or place expressed an opinion con
cerning the advisability of divid
ing your county. Some three
weeks ago I stopped at Cody be
tween trains and while there heard
a conversation between Mr. Heath
and two men from the southern
side , of the county concerning this
matter. During this talk , one of
the parties asked me what I thought
about it , and I said : "I do not
live in Cherry county and have no
interest whatever in the question
of division of your county.
If Mr. Heath has stated any
thing different in his paper he has
not told the truth.
W. H. WESTOVER.
An Open Letter to the
Valentine , Neb. , April 17 , ' 09.
To the Board of County Com
missioners of Cherry county :
In the published re
port of your proceedings January
15 , we note you instructed the
county clerk to purchase 12 Buck
scrapers and 12 road plows. As
taxpayers we would like to inquire
by what authority of law this is
Do you think it is treating the
taxpayers right ? Or is it fair to
other dealers to let the county
clerk furnish supplies for county
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use from the place of business of
which the chairman of the county
board and clerk are the chief
At your last meeting you allow
ed a bill for § 484 , signed by W.
W Mornssey , with the name
John Deere Plow Co . above his
as a blind to the taxpayers Had
bids been asked , the above bill
could have been furnished at a
saving to the county of over § 100
and still left a good profit to the
The clerk receiving a salary of
$1500 , $700 for deputy , § 700 for
additional help and § 400 as clerk
of the board of commissioners ,
making a total of § 3300 for the
county clerk's' office ; and besides
this being able to fill the position
as clerk of the Valentine Lumber
Co. , and said company furnishing
county material at a large profit ,
we wish to ask how long the tax
payers should stand for this sort
of a deal ? TAXPAYERS ,
City Ownership a Success
( Sioux City Journal , April 12. )
Sioux Falls , S. D. , April 12.
Special : Those who seek argu
ments in favor of municipal own
ership of public utilities need gene
no further than the city water
works system of Sioux Falls.
The plant was not enabled to
commence operations until after
several years of litigation between
; he. city and the old water company ,
which , after the termination of its
franchise , stoutly contested in the
courts the right of the city to es-
iahlish a waterworks system of its
own and thus displace the system
of the old company.
In this litigation the city , was
successful , and at midnight on
June 30 of last year the old water
works company , under an order
of Judge Garland of the U. S.
courts , was forced to cease opera- ,
tions. After more than 20 years - :
of constant operation its stand pipe t i
was emptied its engines were j ]
stopped and water ceased to flow I
through its many miles of mains. "
iNo attempt has yet been made to i
OMS men may be
indifFercnt to style in iHIRT fashions are just
shirts , but no man can well as fickle as any other
be indifferent to fit. A fashions.
Styles come and styles go.
Unless you buy a shirt
made by a house that knows
where and how to secure
HT1R T the authoritative styles , you
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cannot be sure that your
is always as appropriate to shirt is correct.
the it is to the
wearer as The CLUETT label war
occasion. rants correctness as well as
Made in every style , durability.
white color fast.
or $1.50 and more.
$1.50 and more.
take up the mains or remove any
of the other property of the old
Notwithstanding the litigation ,
the work of constructing the mu
nicipal waterworks system was
prosecuted with due diligence at
such .intervals as the city was per
mitted by courts to carry 'on the
work , and last year when the old
water company was compelled to
cease operating , the city plant was
in condition to furnish the people
of the city with supplies of water
for fire protection and domestic
COST AXD REVENUE.
To date the Sioux Falls waterworks , -
works system has actually cost ,
for its construction the sum of
§ 238,300. Of this amount the
sum of § 210,000 is represented by
5 per cent bonds , which the voters
authorized to be issued , when it
was first decided to install the sys
The first year the system was
operated showed a net profit of
§ 21,000 , which is a very fine show
ing , considering that the plant has
not reached its full efficiency and
extent. The following table shows
the expense of operating the sys
tem for the past year and the items
which go to make up the net profit :
Water rentals received for the year.31OOD
Received from city of Sioux Falls
for hydrants and uater 10.500
Total . * 41.500
Cost of operating plant during year . . . ? 18.000
Annual interest on & 210.000 3 per cent
bonds J. 10. . " > QO
Total . "fc > 3 500
Total income for year $44.500
Total expense for year 23.300
Net profit for year . . 21.000
St. Nicholas Church.
Services will be held in the
Catholic church as follows :
In Nenzel on Sunday , April 25.
In Valentine on Sunday May 2.
Low mass at S. m. High mass
and sermon at 10. a. m. Bene
diction of the Blessed Sacrament
At 3 p. m. . instruction for the
In Crookston on Sunday , May
9 , at 10 a. m ,
LEO M. BLAERK , Rector.
Peter Skalleuder , John Raff ,
Jacob Lapoint , George Marsha ! !
and Milt Cummins of Lake Creek ,
S. D. , and Charles Rose , M. O.
Metzger'Dave Alder , Peter and
Chris Peterson , Chris Jensen and
E. B. Quible of Merriman were
attending ctfurt this week- .
We sell farming implements as well as other
merchandise at reasonable prices. ,
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'MS : - MAX E ViERTEL
DEALER IN EVERYTHING.
Tobaccos and Cigars.
Canned Goods 2C3C , Lunch Counter.
Phone 7 Home Bakery.
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Stetter & Tobien , Props.
All Kinds of Fresh
and Salt Meats. . . .
Will buy jour Cattle , Hogs ,
Poultry , Horses , Mules and
anything you have to sell.
Valentine , Nebraska ,
has received a complete line of new , high grade
Fall and Winter Goods ,
which are being offered at the lowest prices pos
sible , the margin of profit being only reasonable
Prices are within the reach of all and plainly mark
ed on every article. One price to everybody.
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