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About Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930 | View Entire Issue (July 9, 1903)
THE VALENTINE DEMOCRAT
I. M. RICE EDITOR
Thursday , July , 1903
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Local Notices , Obituaries , lxdge Ecsolution-
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honally known are requested to pay in advance
I0n r rent additional to above ratx-s if overG
months In arrears ,
> ices of IOSBCS of stock free to brand adver
Georgia celebrated the 4th.
Simeon celebrated the Fourth.
R. F. Gillaspic is in town this
Ed Richards is in town from
Don't forget A. B. Overman's
sale on the 15th.
John Neiss spent several days
in town the past week.
Dress trimmings , notions and
millinery at Mrs. Elmore's.
Born to Harvc Shepherd and
wife at Rushville , a baby girl.
Ice Cream by the quart at Quigley -
ley and Chapman's. 2i 10
S. L. Ellis , the Simeon mer
chant , came up Monday on busi
P. H. Young and his foreman
were in from the ranch near Sim
eon this week.
Max E. Viertel came down from
Crookston with A. B. * . Overman
Monday on business.
The Valentine Bottling Works
puts up eleven different kinds of
We enjoyed a pleasant visit
from James and Ben Steadman
today while in town from Kennedy.
Milt Dunham was on our streets
this week on crutches as a res ult
of a wagon running over his foot
Grant Spain and Paul Charbon-
neau and wife and Frank Ashburn
visited with Tom Ashburn's the
Miss Britton went home to spend
the 4th and take a much needed
rest , having been faithful at work
Mrs. John Williams , of St.
Louis , a daughter of Judge Towne
arrived Tuesday of last week for a
visit with her folks.
* Mrs. Mabel Towne-Caton came
down from Stearns , S. D. to visit
her parents and her sister Mrs.
Williams of St. Louis , who is here
on a visit.
R. G. Easley and family have
moved to our town from Gordon
and has taken up his abode in the
Efner building back of Mrs. El
more's millinery store.
Lewis Taylor , living about 15
miles north east of Valentine ,
brought in a sample of alfalfa that
he raised on his place which was
of the second crop this year. He
sowed it a year ago and has a fail-
stand and says it is doing well.
Miss Mabel Smylie and Miss
Nettie Sisson will give a recital at
the M. E. church Friday night ,
July 17th. They are known as
good entertainers and you will miss
a treat if you do not attend. Tick
ets will be on sale at Quigley &
F. M. Sagesscr and wif e are vis
iting in town and at Simeon with
his daughters and with friends.
Mrs. Sagesser came down from j
Morriman this week where she had
been visiting her sister Mrs. Mun-
shower. Frank was up to Bor
Haskill Davis , a brother of Gco.
N. Davis , and a brother-in-law of
John Lord , came in from Barnum ,
Wyo. last Sunday and drove to
town with Mr. Lord from Simeon
yesterday. He has been away
from Cherry county 9 years and is
glad to get back where grass is
At my place 7 % miles west of Orookston ,
28 Cows and Calves Mule
32 Dry Cows 1 Pony
7 two-year-old Heifers 5 Shotes
5 two- year old Steers 1 Mower
10 yearling Steers 1 Broad Tire Wagon
6 yearling Heifers 1 Narrow Tire Wagon
4 yearling Colts 1 Harrow
7 Brood Mares 1 Cultivator
2 Work Horses 2 dozen Chickens
2 Saddle Horses
And other articles too numerous .to. mention.
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TERMS OF SALE : On all sums over $10.00 12 months time will be given on bankable notes bearing
10 per cent interest. Sums under § 10.00 cash. 5 per cent discount for cash on all sums of 810. or over.
. E. HALEY , GEO. E. TRACE WELL ,
Valentine's Fo urtli.
The 4th of July was celebrated
at Valentine by nearly 5000 people
who came in from all directions and
from 20 to 60 miles around. It was
a big day and they had to hurry
to see it all. On the evening be
fore , our streets were crowded and
fire works galore were shot off un
til some thought there wouldn't be
enough fireworks left in town to
celebrate the 4th with but it was a
mistake. There were some lut't
after the old men down to small
boys had celebrated and the fun in
them was all gone. It all wears
out in time and those who saw so
much in firing off crackers , sky
rockets and roman candles can now
look down into the empty tubes
with a lonesome heart , burned fin
gers and a weary head , and declare ,
"There's nothing in them. " The
popping of cannon crackers began
on Friday and kept up pretty
steady until the grand display of
fireworks in the evening of July
4th and seemed to satisfy those
who were afraid the 4th wouldn't
The parade was not large but
what there was , was good. E. H.
Bohle had an automobile ( an old
buggy arranged with a crank to
guide it and a horse behind push
ing hitched in shalves behind ) and
from this he threw out samples of
peanuts with verses of poetry ad
vertising his business. He was
masked so that few knew him. 0.
W. Morey had a wagon loaded
with rag muffins and a huge head
walking. T. W. Cramer had a
cream separator with Miss Edith
Pettycrew turning , leisurely read
ing the paper as the new way ,
while the old way was illustrated
by two ladies busy as bees churn
ing and washing dishes , pans and
cans. Numerous others had unique
The Rev. Clark delivered the
oration of the day and a male quar
tette furnished excellent music. .
The local band swayed the crowd
here and there to witness the at
tractions and there was perfect
order throughout the clay. A more
harmonious crowd could not be
thought of , for everyone fell right
into place and proceeded to cele
brate the 4th of July. They came
to town for that purpose and found
our committees had prepared to
In the afternoon the base ball
game between the 1st and 3rd ba-
! talions of Fort Niobrara attracted
two or three thousand spectators
until the small sports began and
then base ball wasn't in it , for the
crowd filled the street from the
new court house to the old court
house. Capt. Shaw then gave an
exhibition of his famous empale-
ment act , throwing huge knives
and battle axes encircling his son
who stood leaning against a battle
ment of two inch planks , and was
applauded by the vast crowd that
gathered round the platform on
the wagon. Next was the riding
of wild horses which coupled int
erest with excitement. One man
was thrown but got up unhurt and
rode the horse. Next began a wild
scramble for the stock yards where
there was to be roping , tying and
riding of wild steers. On the va
cant lot south of 0. W. Morey's
jewelry 'store , 0. W. Morey and
several friends were inflating a bal
loon and 1500 or 2000 people stood
around it waiting to see it go. It
was finally well filled and should
have been cut loose but through
some misunderstanding or mistake
it was held down until it was nearly
ready to burst when a sheet of fire
shot upward and those holding the
balloon and others standing near
were hurled sprawling upon the
ground by a terrific explosion of
the gas. The balloon all burned
in a second. Those severely burn
cd were 0. W. Morey on arms and
hands , Jay Morey hands and face ,
Joplin , a colored man , hands and
face , Frank Fischer , Jr. hand and
face , John Ryschon , whiskers
burned off and hands burned , and
the little Hunter boy burned about
the legs. Several others Avere
more or less burned and scorched.
In the roping of wild steers ,
Frank Day of Woodlake , was hold
ing a cow which ran out past him
and when at the length of the rope
jerked his horse over onto him
hurting his left leg and the fall
fractured his skull. He was pick
ed up unconscious and taken care
of by Drs. Compton and Lewis
while an Indian jumped onto the
wild cow and rode her around
whither she would take him. She
made for a small building and
climbed upon the porch , ran
around the yard scaring the dogs
and chickens and came back to
wards the crowd and fell down ,
after being turned loose she charged
upon several persons , one she ran
into a small out building and then
proceeded to butt it over. Though
it was exciting , everybody laughed
and the cow was roped again and
led back to the stock yards. The
white face , long horn steer was al
so mad and maclo several charges
at people but was headed off by
the horsemen , though not not un
til he had chased several hundred
people off the prairie to the stock
The dance in the evening at the
bowery closed the day. Music
was furnished by Fred Brayton ,
Jesse and John Granger and Miss
Those hurt are getting along as
well as could be expected.
The bovs stood round the burning- deck
While some had ffone too soon ,
The Ilames rolled high upon the wreck
Of Morey's bi balloon.
We all had wished to see it rise
And waited there content ;
But when the ilarues Hashed in the
It caused us to lament.
But there were some who keener felt
And disappointed more :
That llame was hot enough to melt ,
No wonder they feel sore.
Like pQwder's blaze the gas on Ore ,
Burned everyone about :
Make every efi'ort they desire ,
They couldn't put it out.
The faces of the boys feel bad , '
Their arms burned to a blister ,
The tale of John Ryschon is sad
He didn't had a phisker.
are fresh and sweet. A good variety and plenty of
them. ICE CREAM is popular these warm days
and ours is made right. It suits the taste and sup
plies that long felt want.
of FRUIT , fvcsh or canned , and don't forget , that
you need only to run down when you want a
KKED WUITTEMOKE , President s SPARKS , Cashier
J. W. STKTTEK , Vice President CJ.AKA WATSOX , Assistant Cashier
Interest paid on time
VALENTINE STATE BANK
Capital , SS. ,000
Surplus , S1OQO
Persons seeking a place of safety for their
Ofllcs Hours money , will profit by investigating the
9 A. M. to 4 P. M.
methods employed in our business.
Give me 1001. "Well , Shaw
is that you ? " Yes. Got in
and take the BEST PHOTOS
now much cheaper than
- - .
Come and see what nice Pho
tos I will make you.
% At SHAWS AET GALLEKY.
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WF1PJ . Bishop ,
The Wilber Earn
Your Patronage Solicited.
WINES , LIQUORS AND CIGARS
OF THE CHOICEST BRANDS
Jas. E. Pepper W. II. McBrajer Canadian Club
All the standard brands of Whiskies , domestic and
imported Wines , Gordon's Dry Gin , and Cigars
of the choicest brands. Blue Eibbon Bottled Beer
a speciality. : : : : .
Oakland Hunters Eye Blue Grass Dewars Scotch Whiskey"
John Bowers ,
Edward Parry. Bowers & Parry ,
Livery , Feed and Sale Stable ,
Good Rigs , Careful Drivers ,
Tlie Walcott Barn. Fira : Stubls East of Stetter's Saloon.
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