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THE VALENTINE DEMOCRAT
I. 31 RICE , Publisher.
TALENTINE , NEBRASKA.
Trouble isn't half so troublesome as
tooting for trouble.
England Is now going to worry over
the tariff question. Poor old England !
Dr. Lorenz , by pulling children's legs
into joint , seems to have pulled some
doctors' noses out of Joint.
Some folks get more fun out of tell
ing how they didn't yield to temptation
lhan others do in yielding.
King Alfonso of Spain has just in
herited $7,500,000. He makes no secret
i > f it owing to the fact that he can
appoint his own tax assessors.
The Standard Oil Company has in
vaded Russia , and the bear that walks
tike a man is face to face with some
thing that looks like an octopus.
A French woman who had been in a
trance for twenty years woke up the
pther day and died. Some people don't
know when to leave well enough alone.
Since circus men's unions have be
gun to go on strikes , tying up the
shows , how can the American boy
! hope to enjoy himself as his father
Riches don't bring happiness , ac
cording to a Chicago banker. But
they are mighty handy to have in the
bouse along about the first of the
A Chicago woman cried the other
day because somebody else paid her
taxes. This ought to be told to Hetty
Green. She hasn't been able for a
long time to enjoy a joke.
The Kansas City Star speaks of Mrs.
Hetty Green's "superfluous and bur
densome wealth. " Mrs. Green may
have a lot of superfluous wealth , but
we don't believe she finds any of it
\ The Russian police have been or
dered to expel the Jews from certain
cities by sending them over the bor
der. This , at any rate , is a vast im
provement of the Klshenev method ,
plthough that also was an expulsion.
Suppose the postage stamps are networks
works of art , who cares ? They an
swer their purpose just as well as if
each one were hand-painted , and
Uoubtless better. What the public is
chiefly interested in Is that they shall
In this country it is not respectable
for a man's wife and daughters to
work , but the harder the old man
works the more he is admired. They
tell cheerful stories about the old man ;
his little children say "Papa is too
busy to die , " but that is about all he
jgets out of life in the way of distinc
While we are boasting of the expan
sion of foreign commerce , the magni
tude of American business enterprises
and the Increase in the naval strength ,
it is well to recall what Mrs. Mary A.
Livermore said to a mothers' and fa
thers' club recently. "The advance of
a nation comes through its homes , "
Bhe declared , "not through its battle-
phips , its great trusts or its * corpora
Men who have sacrificed youth and
health , scrimped their families , and in
jured their digestion In the acquire
ment of a "pile , " often think they are
public benefactors , and that humanity
in general owes them a debt of grat
itude for being BO rich. In consequence
quence they resent as cruel injustice
the fatigue , chagrin and newspaper no
toriety that money invariably brings
in its trail. It would be about as con
sistent for a little boy who had gorged
himself on purloined apples to feel in-
lured when an avenging stomachache
Americans go to Europe to see West
minster Abbey. Europeans come to
America to see Niagara Falls and the
Yellowstone Pask. The President , aft-
fer spending two weeks in the park , re
marked that it was singular that more
Europeans than Americans visited it
[ Be hoped to see Americans appreciat-
jlng the attractions of their own coun
try. His hope will be realized , but
there will still remain thousands , if not
millions , who fail to find anything
beautiful in their own village or their
> wn county , but fancy that only things
at a distance have the power of en
Emperor William has lately been
praising Khammurabi , the founder of
the Babylonian empire , who united the
north and south kingdoms , made
Babylon the capital , and built many
public works , the ruins of which may
' still be seen. Khammurabi was not
only a Bismarcklan consolidationist
and expansionist ; he was also a great
lawgiver. This fact has only recently
been discovered through the unearth
ing at .Susa of his law bbok in the
shape of a pillar1 eight feet high , In
scribed'with his statutes. His code
begins with this declaration : "Law and
Justice I established In the land ; I
made happy'the human race in those
f _ _ _
In some clfles the nervous child is
moving parents and physicians to ap
peal for fewer hours in the schools
ar > _ 2 less pressure. We do not much
believe in the intellect , the morals or
the pedagogics of the colt breakers or
the boy breakers. There are better
ways to break a horse or a child than
to break its will , and the teacher that
' entertains such diabolic theories should
j be "broken. " The noteworthy fact
about the whole discussion is the utter
omission from a hundred papers and
editorials and discussion of the most
important element of the entire mat
ter. There are , i' s true , many other
factors ; there is really overstudy and
overpressure , but the one cause of the
nervous child which is ignored , but
which Is as prolific a source of evil as
perhaps all others combined , is eye-
Sailors In the United States navy
henceforth will have their vacations.
Secretary Moody has decided that
hereafter , upon the arrival of a naval
vessel in port , all the good-conduct
men shall have a furlough which will
enable them to visit their relatives or
friends for a period of ten days , not
counting the time spent in going and
coming. The change has two objects
in view : the rewarding of faithful
service and obedience and the raising
of the morale of the men. When.they
have only a day or so of shore leave
they hang round the saloons in the
city. Ton days' vacation will give
them opportunity to get into more
wholesome surroundings. It is pleas
ant to note- that Secretary Moody was
moved to this innovation by a belief
that the character of the men in the
naAy has greatly improved of late , and
that they can be trusted.
Next to the growth of the United
States , the expansion of the Russian
empire is the most potentially signifi
cant fact In contemporary history.
Considerable excitement was caused
in various foreign offices recently by
the report that Russia had decided to
regard Manchuria as part of the em
pire. Yet It is well known that Rus
sian influence has been dominant in
Manchuria since 1898 , and that little
more is needed to make it Russian ter
ritory than the official acknowledg
ment that China no longer exercises
authority there. Russia can afford to
wait for this , as It already enjoys prac
tically all the advantages of posses
sion , including access to the ice-free
ports of the Yellow Sea. It is large
ly because Russian statesmen know
how to wait for the opportune moment
that the empire is so large to-day , and
that its encroachment on the territory
of other nations Interests foreign min
isters so deeply. For nearly six cen
turies , ever since the empire was noth
ing more than Moscow with a few
hundred square miles round about ,
Russia has been expanding. For two
centuries expansion has gone on with
a definite and consistent policy. It
was Peter the Great who secured the
territory on which St Petersburg now
stands , in order that he might have
access to the open sea. Access to the
Baltic , and to the North Pacific
through Siberian ports , has not con
tented his successors. Through Man
churia they have reached the Yellow
Sea , and are drifting southward to
ward the Mediterranean and the Per
sian Gulf with a steadiness which sug
gests the irresistible movement of the
glacier. The disturbing facts in Eu
ropean politics are chiefly attributable
to Russian aspirations ; the control of
the Balkan states , in order to secure
access by its navy to the Mediter-
nanean , and the domination of Persia
so effectually as to secure a highway
from its own frontier to the Persian
Gulf for commercial and military pur
poses. These Imperial projects conflict
with the Interests of Great Britain ,
Austria , Italy and Germany. They are
especially injurious to Great Britain ,
since in both cases they admit a pos
sible future enemy to points adjacent
to the way to India. The Russian
movement toward the Persian Gulf , in
particular , is so seriously regarded
in London that the * government has
formally declared in Parliament that
the establishment of a naval station
in those waters would be regarded aa
a menace to British interests , and
would be resisted.
A Legend About Cats.
The Ancient Greeks thought that all
creatures except cats had souls and
that that animal lost its soul through
a bargain made between a bridge
architect and the devil. The architect
had besought the devil to get his help
in constructing an exceedingly danger
ous bridge structure , and his Sataniq
majesty only consented to lend aid on
condition that the first creature to
cross it should lose its soul.
This Tvas agreed upon , the bridge
finished in due time and the devil sent
to the opposite side to await his prey.
The fhrewd architect took good cam
to bi-nd a cat over before any human
being was allowed to cross. On learn *
ing of the bargain the cat recrossed the
bridge and scratched the architect's
Fate of a Cow-ard.
"Don't you kiss me ! " she cried , as shs ,
sprang from his side.
"Why , I had no such thong-fat , * * answers
Now , forgive him she conld had he klara-
ed her and would
But to say the temptation he'd calmly
Was too much , so she "shook" him , jov
Not 'flic Genuine Kind.
"I am afraid she isn't cut out for
society woman ?
"Why not ? "
"Well , she seems to have no Idea
the pleasures of extravagance. "
Some men are afflicted with spring
fever all the year round
IVIarker from an Old Cultivator.
The illustration shows a corn marker
vithout a fault All cultivators are
jot alike , as some have straight
rngues , and some have a sjat at-
iiched , but they can all be used by
limply removing the wheels and shovel
No 1 A shows a hole where a clevis
it ; aches the whiflletrees. This brings
fhe draft en the sled instead of the
frame. D shows a plank spiked on bc-
tincl , making a place for the driver to
jtand , thus leaving a clear vision be-
iween his horses and straight ahejid. C
mows where the wheel spindles are s&-
HOME-MADE CORM MARKER.
fured to the marker plank with a yoke ,
secured on the underside of the plank
> y burs. At B is an upright pin. This
is to receive B of No. 2. This ole is
lust eight feet long , and IT is a runner
uiade rounding at each end. This is
feet long , 8 inches wide and 1 inch
[ hick. It is made of hard Avood and is
tvedge-shaped on the bottom. G is a
tvire attached with a ring on it To
lie ring is attached a good stout string ,
ind to this string is fastened a corn-
lion snap , H. Place B. No. 2 on B No.
. , snap H on same ring , and your high-
st ideal of a perfect corn marker will
> e realized. I use E for handles when
liming at the end of the field. Cor.
grange Judd Farmer.
A Place for Milk Pans.
When a dairyman has a number of
L-ows necessitating the use of a great
many cans , it is not always easy to
seep the cans clean and placed so
that they will take up but little room ,
the device Illustrated shows a method
which has the merit of being cheap
and at the same time keeping the cans
In a position so that they will drain
thoroughly. Set two posts in the de-
bired place far enough apart so as to
furnish the required amount of space
for the cans ; to these posts nail sev
eral boards , and on the boards fasten
it intervals several hooks of iron or
.rood to catch the handle of the can
jver as shown in the cut The can is
aeld in position by loops of rope as
iidicated. The side of any building
: an , of course , he utilized for the pur
pose when convenient and save the
; est of building special structure.
St. Paul Dispatch.
Felf-FeedinR Salt Box.
Even so simple a thing as a salt box
s a source of much satisfaction if
jaade a little better than others of the
kind. The one illustrated
was first suggested to me
some time ago and has been
improved till it fills the
bill. The board at the back
is 10 inches wide and about
4 feet long. The sides of
the box are nailed directly
onto this board , and the top
. . _ , , .
of the box is joined to the
board by strap iron hinges , which are
better than leather. The end piece in
side the box , and next to the board ,
tloes not quite reach the beard , and the
bottom of the box , being nailed to the
end piece , also does not reach the
board. Thus rain running down the
long board cannot get Into the box and
soak the salt. The board is nailed tea
a building , tree or fence wherever
\vanted. The support in front isa
stake driven into the ground and fas
tened with a nail to the projecting bottom
tom of the box. Animals soon learn
to open the cover and help themselves.
The cover closes by gravitation. H. H.
Elershey , In Farm and Home.
The Uncle ! -'am Potato.
A heavy yielding variety of more
fhan average quality is something
growers of potatoes have long desired ,
and the teats of the new variety , Un
cle Sam , shown in the cut. indicate
that it fills the bill. So large are the
yields of this variety under ordinary
culture , expert growers claim that It
has no equal. The tubers are uniform
in size , with comparatively few very
small specimens , and the quality is of
the very best In season the variety
is medium to late. Unfortunately , re
sults are not all that can be desired
on heavy soils or clay , but on sandy
or loamy soils It has no equal. In
form the Uncle Sam is oval , pure
white , with russet skin and shallow
eyes near the surface. Continued
tests may prove that the variety will
do better on heavy soils after the first
season , which is frequently the case
with sorts that have been grown from
the beginning in lighter soils. At all
events , the variety has too many good
points to throw it aside for culture on
heavy soils after a single season of
Should .you use the old-fashioned
dasher churn you are annoyed by the
cream , milk and butter splashing out
at the top , where the dasher handle
goes through. This may be avoided by
meeting the bottom off a small fruit
or baking , powder can and placing it
over the handle of the dasher. It rests
on the lid of the churn and catches all
the "splash" and conducts It back into
the churn. If you only have oue pound
of butter per week to sell , don't take it
to market in a shapeless mass. A mold
Is cheap and pays for itself in a short
time. People like to buy attractive but
ter and will pay extra for it Midland
The Use of Sweat Pads.
The use of sweat pads under some
circumstances may be justified , espe
cially when horses have started work
in the spring in good form and are re
duced in flesh during the summer. One
of the principal objections to the sweat
pad is that it tends to become soggy ,
and consequently increases the friction
between the surface of the pad and the
shoulder. It sometimes happens that
by the use of the pad one can fit a col
lar that could otherwise not be worn.
In this instance the price of a collar
.may be saved. By the use of the pad
the draft is often thrown on the outer
edge of the shoulders , while it should
be as close in as possible. When an
animal gets a sore spot on some part
of his shoulder it is sometimes possible
to cut a hole in the pad and thus re
lieve the pressure on this place until it
becomes healed. The main thing is to
have a collar fit the shoulder well.
Where this is the case there is seldom
any danger of Irritation , providing the
names are properly fitted to the collar
and pullrd up tightly each time they
are put on. It never pays to work
away with a collar that does not fit ,
because an unimal that constantly ex
periences pain through ill-fitting bar *
ness cannot do the same amount of
work , nor do it as willingly , as would
be the case if all parts of the harness
are adjusted to its form. Iowa Home
Profit in Early Turnips.
Market gardeners who are situated
so as to command a good trade direct
with consumers will find the growing
of turnips , and especially of the early
varieties , profitable. The illustration
shows specimens of Early Milan , one
of the best turnips grown. It Is the
earliest white turnip in cultivation , au < ]
of splendid quality , just suited to
housekeepers who object to the pun
gent taste of most varieties of tur
nips. The flesh is fine grained , tender
and clear white. The skin Is also white
and very attractive. The top is smal1
M\ 'nWH "w
t . J1 J
TWO EAKLY TURNIPS.
and the turnip grows with a single tap
root , hence Is well suited to cultiva
tion on ground where space must be
economized. It Is well worth a trial ,
aucl should be grown by every farmer
for his own table , even though not for
market Inrtitnapolis News.
Clover in Corn.
Many who have attempted to get q
stand of crimson clover have failed
and have given up attempting th §
work. This is a mistake , for if eng
can get a crop of crimson clover to
turn under , the cost of farm fertil.
izers may be materially reduced. A
good plan is to sow crimson and red
clover mixed , at the rate of six to
oifeht quarts per acre , doing the worl $
just before the last cultivation ol
the corn and seeing that the cultiva.
tion is very shallow. In many case ?
the stand of clover will be good and
it will go through the winter in fail
shape and , when plowed under the
following spring , will add greatly 'to
the fertility of the soil. It might pay ,
in sections where poor results have
come from crimson clover , to sow ,
rye in place of clover and then try the
clover another year. Or cow-peas mnj
be used in place of rye or clover , and
then the clover tried the following
year. It pays to keep on experiment
Ing until one is able to get a stand
of crimson clover. Indianapolis News
How to Handle the Hoc.
Some men will use the hoe so thai
the top 1-iyer of foil is cut off clean
and gathered tip with the weeds tbaj
may have been the chief object ol
the hoeing. The surface remaining
will be hard and smooth quite thq
reverse of what it should be. Culti.
vation should mean a stirring of thq
surface , making it fine. If this hq
done in loamy soil shortly after a rain
it will not break into large lumps.
Feedlnsr ths Dairy Heifer.
The heifer intended for the o
should be first to last fed generously
to promote growth , but not fat form.
ing ; hence the rations should be q
judicious feeding of oats , bran , clover ,
shorts. Then when the making oj
milk Is required the fat "forming habU
will not have been made a feature oJ
In the latitude of Philadelphia 11
will do to make the last planting ol
sugar corn on July 1 , and one oughj
to be made then ; one also In the mid.
die of June. There are few more pay.
ing crops than sugar corn for lat
market It always brings a good
price. Farm Journal.
injs OfT Suckers.
A good farmer says that June i )
about the best time to trim the suck
ers out ef apple trees. It is his ex
perieuce that when removed at thlj
season they do not sprout as they w411
i'f done at any oth'er time of the year.
fOR TWENTY YEARS MAJOR MARS Slf f ERED
ROM CATARRH Of THE KIDNEYS
mm DISEASES CURED j |
Pe-ru-na Creating a National Sensation In the Cure fe 5j
of CfcronSc Ailments of the Kidseys. c &m
Major T. H. iMars , of the First Wis
consin Cavalry regiment , writes from
1425 Duuninjr street , Chicago , 111. , the
following letter :
"For years I suffered with catarrh of
the kidneys contracted in the army.
Medicine did not help me any until a
comrade who had been helped by Pe-
runa advised me to try It. I bought
some at once , and soon found blessed
relief. I kept taking it four months ,
and am now well and strong and feel
better than I have dons for the past
twenty years , thanks to Peruna. "
T. If. Mars.
At the appearance of the first symp
tom of kidney trouble , Peruna should
be taken. This remedy strikes at once
the very root of the disease. It at once
relieves the catarrhal kidneys of the stag
nant blood , preventing the escape of
serum from .the blood. Peruna stimu
lates the kidneys to excrete from the
blood the accumulating poison , and
thus prevents the convulsions which are
A white man's clothes never seem
to fit an Indian.
When twin girls arrive we Imagine
that even the doctor laueus.
When we see a girl all in white ,
.we don't think of fairies , but of the
It will ruin any man to be hen
pecked. We never knew such a man
to amount to anything.
An aching back tooth had for
weeks tortured Edward Keller , of
Hoboken , NJ. . A dentiso removed
'the tooth , and with its removal Keller -
[ er lost his voice.
We use Piso's Cure for Consumption in
preference to any other cough medicine.
Mrs. S. E. Borden , 442 P street , Wash
ington , D. C. , May 25 , 1901.
In Maxico the cargidor , or carrier ,
transports bundles so weighty that
ordinary men could not even lift
them. It is not unusual
for him to carry a load of four hun
dred pounds on his head or shoulders.
Mrs. Winslow's SOOTHING SYRUP for chil
dren teething , softens the gums , reduces infla-
matlon , allays pain cures colic. Piice25o bottle
Terrapin eggs are hatched in about
( thirty days. With her fore paws the
'female terrapin scratches a hole in
It-he sand , and in it places her eggs ,
| from thirteen to Ufty-nine. She
then covers them , and relies upon
! the sun to do the hatching.
sure to fol-
low if the
d i g e s tive
system , both
of which are
apt to fail
rapidly i n
tarrh of the kidneys simply because it
cures catarrh wherever located.
If you do not derive prompt and sat
isfactory results from the use of Peruna , .
write at once to Dr. Hartman. giving a
full statement of your case , and he will
be pleased to give you his valuable ad
Address Dr. Hartman , President of
The Hartmau Sanitarium , Columbus , Cv
In the old days the elderly women
just went along ! They were not :
knnwn as chaperons.
An Atchison farmer of five
marriageable daughters wants
suggestions as to what kind of
premiums would make them move !
When a woman has twins all the
ether mothers of twins want to call
and offer sympathy but haven't time.
"I suffered the tortures of the
damned with protruding pile- ? , brought on bjr
constiputlonwith t7hlch I was afllictcd for
twenty years. I ran across your CASCAEETS-
In the town of Newell , In. , and never found any
thing to canal them. Today I am entirely Iree
from piles and feel like & new man. "
C. H. Kzrrz , 1411 Jones St. , Siour City , la.
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