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Did you kaow thai : our
Coffees and Teas
are the FINEST in town ?
T. C. Hornby.
* * TraiiK-3Iiw uri Drv S us'
For the first time in the history
of America , a general movement
has been inaugurated looking to
ward the rapid development and
settlement of the dry land sections
of the west. Acting on the sug-
. gestirig of many of Colorado's
\ business men , Governor Jesse F.
McDonald of this state has called
the "Trans-Missouri Dry Farm
ing Congress" to meet in Denver
on the 24th and 25th of this month.
The call has been sent to every
state west of the Missouri river
and assurances have already been
received that delegates will come ,
with state sanction , from practical
ly all of the sixteen common
wealths included in the call.
The importance of this move
ment cannot be overestimated.
Nine acres of farm land out of ev
ery ten In the whole country west
of the ninety-eighth meridian can
never L > e irrigated , aud , because
of slight rainfall , most * of this
great territory must look for its
redemption entirely to some meth
od of scientific agriculture. With
in the last decade the spread of the
so-called Campbell system , more
commonly known as l'dry farm
ing , " has convinced the thinking
men of * the country that in some
such method as this lies the agri
cultural salvation of the west , and
it is now proposed to start a broad
unprejudiced movenment , in which
every state affected shall take part
to further develop these soil cul
ture systems and bring them to
the attention < > f th < > vorld < r liryc.
It is nece.vHr.ai . > o , o it hsaid
by those who are interested , that
some steps be taken to educate1 the
farmers who are today coming in
to the dry lands of the west In
Colorado alone. 75000 new home-
seekers have < uMtl ' < ! therti'-eh i\s
within a year. Tuelve hundred
homesteads in Kit Carson county ,
Colorado , were taken up in 1906 ,
and this record was almost , if not
quite , equaled by other counties
in other western states. Of these
great bodies of settlers , the larger
proportion are from eastern states ,
and are entirejy unfamiliar with
The purpose of the congress ,
which will meet this month in
Denver , is , first of all , to form a
permanent educational interstate
organization somewhat on the line
of the National Irrigation Con
gress , and second , lo afford a full
and free discussion of the princi
ples of scientific soil culture , and
of their devolopmcnt in the we. t.
SJM ! * < ; will .jj 'iih'Pi'.nl.'fr" ! } ! < T-
' ' ' '
rJati . ' < - * < " ! t'te vh-MMi :
n.f- . Tiic L' s. ( K'parlment of
agriculture mil be lepiedited , il
is hoped , by Secretary Wilson.
Every agricultural college in the
west will have its man in attend
ance. Mead of , Washington ,
Campbell of Nebraska , Olin of
Colorado , Jardiue of Utah , and a
score of others of the brightest
agricultural minds in the country
a i e on the program , and few thing
that refer to dry farming will re
In order to prevent thefc gather
ing of a large and unwieldly voting
ing body. Governor McDonald
has limited the number of official ;
delegates who may attend Cher
ry county , however , is entitled to
ten delegates. Copies of the of
ficial call , and an urgent invitation'
to appoint delegates at once , have
been sent to the county commis
sioners , and it is expected that
they will net in the matter within
the next lew days.
In spite of the voting limit ,
however , it is desired that ever.\
farmer and bubiuts.- ? > man in Cherry -
ry county who is interested in dry
farming and can get away from j
home should attend , regardless of
whether or not he is an official
delegate from the county. Con
vention headquarters have been
opened at Room 5 , Albany hotel ,
Denver , where all visitors to the
city will be made welcome , and
full information given.
o guspccted of Shooting
Oapti.in Mackiin Under
Arrest ut Fort iSeuo.
Fort Keno , Okla. , Jan. 7. The
finding of a khaki jacket , one
sleeve of which was covered with
blood and punctured presumably
by a bullet , led to the arrest this
afternoon of Corporal Knowles of
the Twenty-fifth infantry , colored ,
on the charge of murderously as
saulting Captain Edgar B. Mack-
1m on the night of December 21.
When arrested the negro officer
was found to have a severe ilesh
\vouud in tiie wrist which he is
buid 10 have Ucen lieating hmiaeli
lor over three weeks , ihe wound
ed wrisl i& declared to nave been
injured by itie same size bullet as
weal turougu llie sleeve of the
jacket ttliieb Uuie iviunvleo miL-
lb xas learned louigul ttiau
airesi is to be made
aud it is understood chat the next
man to be taken into custody is
another negro soldier. S t a t e
Barnes will see you at the hotel
about your eyes , Friday , Jan. 11.
W. A. Parker of Woodlake was
in the city Tuesday on legal buss-
Get your property insured by 1.
M. .Rice and you will be safe. His
companies pay losses promptly.
You can get a case of 2i bottles
oi Webb's soda for Toe , delivered
to your house. Try a case. Tel
ephone 117. 31
The ladies aid will serve a loc
supper next Tuesday evening be
ginning a 5 o'clock at the home of
Mrs. J. C. Northrop.
Jake Stetter buys cattle and
hogs and anything the farmers
have to sell Office is where
l.i 'e'btrluT slv p wa , east side
of Main -trett. If . \ ou want to
buy or sell anything see me. No
deal is too large and none are too
small. J. W. STETTEK ,
0 ' Valentine , Neb.
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taf . , , ri > ; . * - jffr * a'
"Smn-"g ) ! contest ; urc as old as the
hilis , ' .nl nil antiquary " ( Jo t' < ! > * . -
tauy. Like iu a Bronn ? . ] a . ' " !
you'll sue a yinokin.4 cuiU" t . , .s * Med -
ed hi between the daaenu * - it' & ' " *
and the wrestling bouts. "
The old man took out his notebook.
"The first smoking contest of which
we have any authentic record. " he said ,
' came off at Oxford , the English eat
of learning , in 1712:5. : The conditions
were that you should smoke throe
ounces of tobacco without drinking or
leaving the stage , the person tirst lin-
fsbed to get a prize of 12 shillings.
"Hearue says I copied it down here :
" 'JIauy tryed. and 'twas thought
that a journeyman taylor of St. Fe-
ter's-in-the-East would have been the
victor , he smoking faster than and be
ing many pipes before the rest , but at
last he was h > o sick that 'twas thought
he would have dyed , and an old man
that had been a builder aud smoked
gently came off the conqueror , smok
ing the three ounces quite out. and he
told me that after it he smoked four
or five pipes the same evening. ' "
A German Duel.
A young officer quarreled with n
friend who was a solicitor. Hot words
were exchanged , and the officer struck
his friend. Here the matter might
have ended there was something to
forgive and regret on both sides. But
the officer's legiment heard of the af
fair , and a court of honor decided that
he must challenge the civilian. So a
duel by command took place , and the
young lav 3er fell mortally wounded
by his friend. When the officer re
turned home he was arrested on the
information of the president of the
court of honor which had forsed him
to fight. He was tried by nil ordinary
tribunal and sentenced to three
months' imprisonment. The president
of the court of honor knew he was
urging the officer to an illegal deed
when he insisted on the duel , but hon
or , as he understood it , must be satis
fied at all cost Berlin Letter.
The Ciijrr Mouthpiece.
A rich Russian banker had been dis
covered murdered in his house in St.
Petersburg , says a writer iu lie Green
Bag. There was no clew , but in the
room there was found a cigar mouth
piece containing part of a cigar o ? such
an expensive kind that it was sup
posed the banker hii self had been ,
smoking it just before the crime had
been committed. Ou close examina
tion the mouthpiece was found to bo
worn away by the teeth of its owner ,
but the dead man's teeth did not fit
the indentation. The servants were
one by one examined , and it was then
found that the hollows of the mouth
piece compared exactly to the forma
tion of the front teeth of the cojk. to
whom uo suspicion had been attached
He afterward confessed to the murder.
"Fiery Dragons. "
In.the year 1332 various parts of
Great Britain were visited by a re
markable meteorological phenomenon ,
which the old authors refer to as "the
visitation of the flre drakes or drag
ons. " The author of "Contemplation
of Mysteries" says : "In ye letter parte
of ye yeare (1532) ( ) ye fieri dragons
appeared flying by flocks or companies
in ye ayre , having swines' snowtes ,
and sometimes were they scene foure
hundred flying togither. " In speaking
of the lire dragons in another portion
of his work he says , "Common people
thinke fire drakes to be spirits which
watch over hidden treasure , but the
philosophers affirm them to be ye re
sult of poisonous vapors which are
spontaneously lighted in ye ayre. "
The finest cliff scenery in the United
Kingdom is on the coast of the county
of Donegal , at the northwest of Ire
land , facing the Atlantic , where the
variety and grandeur of the cliffs are
most thrilling and impressive. Slieve
League , south of Glen Columblcille. is
a superb introduction to Donegal's
coast splendors. In less than half a
mile from the sea the mountain rears
its height of nearly 2,000 feet. In the
island of Achill , off the west coast of
Ireland , the cliffs of Croghan , at
Achill Head , rise sheer from the wa
ter's edge to the dizzy height of 3,000
feet. London Standard.
Murphy \Yell , this bates the mis
chief. Dooley tole me that if I shniok-
ed si piece of glass I'd be able to see
the sphots on the sun. Sure , ain't I
fairly kilt wid thrying to make me
pipe draw ? 'Tis the wajvl'm thinking ,
that either I haven't the right kind of
glass or else Dooley's been fooling me.
Took Wind Out of Their
Addressing one of his southern audi
ences. Sam Jones once requested all
the husbands present who had not
spoken a harsh word to their wives for
a month to stand up. Ele shook hands
with those who arose and then intro
duced them to the rest of the audi
ence as the-"twenty-seven biggest liars
In Tennessee. "
Honesty and Ability.
Uncle You see honesty is absolutely
necessary , but ability is equally indis
pensable. Nephew That may be , but
what end does honesty serve ? Uncle
To maintain your obligations. Neph
ew And ability ? 'Uncle To avoid
having them. II Monde Umoristico.
li 3Inn n Harder Proposition ?
Mrs. Benham The snake tempted
Eve first Beuham Yes , I suppose he
wanted to begin on something easy.
New York Press.
Physician I would suggest a diet.
Fatient Well , it will have to be epme-
: hing that agrees with the cookv 2sTe\v
to rent. Inquire of Mrs.
KiH Cuuv < /ck Han been in
oiiA th < * past \voek. ,
L. C. Sparksvwas in Gordon
the first of the week.
B. J. Hoft'acker spent several
days in town the past week.
Henry Schafer and Hans Oster-
man of Nenzel were in town the
first of the week.
Dr. A. N. Compton returned
Tuesday from a visit to his father
in Honey Grove , Texas.
Mrs. D. M. Jeffers has gone to
Cody for a week's visit with her
son , Dr. Jeffers and wife.
Ed TTichards came in last Thurs
day from Kennedy to spend a few
days with his family in town.
Geo. Cyphers returned yester
day from Omaha where he had
been since last Friday as a witness
in the MoJisett land case.
P. H. Young came in from Sim
eon to meet Fred Metzger and his
wife who are returning tonight
from a visit with homefolks and
will go out to Mr. Yrung's to
spend a week.
McLoan returned from
Cloud county , Kan. , last Friday ,
where he has been visiting with
relatives a couple of weeks. Be
fore leaving town he left us the
championship at checkers.
The legislature is in session and
work has begun in two different
bills to control the railroads and
transportation charges. One bill
also relates to telephone and com
munication lines. Both bills leave
matter in the hands of the railway
commission and they in turn must
be reviewed by the courts which
are slow at the best and very un-
We hear that a telegram was
sent to Alva Green at Merriraan
last Monday stating that Bert
Tosto.vin had committed suicide at
the survey camp about 75 miles
from Helena. Mont. Alva had
been with the surveying party
but had started home. The mes
sage was received before Alva ar
rived and was opened by hi.s fath
er H. Green which disclosed the
Gov. Mickey revealed a treach
erous nature last week in pardon
ing Mrs. Lillie as the last act of
his administration and showed
himself to be a tool , a Savage , and
as he stated to a child once as he
shook hands with her , that when
she grew up she could say she had
shaken hands with , a real live gov
ernor. The numerous pardons ,
paroles and commutations
during his term of four years
show him , to be a desperado and
prince of criminals. Our courts
have been rebuked , and lawless
ness has been shown more favors
than Savage or Dietrich would
have dared to father. A governor
should not pardon any criminal
unless it be found that some new
evidence positively clears the pris
oner. There is plenty of room
and opportunity in the courts to
obtain evidence and to each comm -
m unity should be left the decision
as to the guilt or innocence of
their offenders of the law and it is
because of the usurpation of this
right that lynch law is so often
resorted to. There ought to be
some law to punish ex-governors
for such misconduct in official
Her Intense Sorrow.
He I callcSl to see you last evening
and the servant told me you were not
In. She Yes ; I was sorry to have
missed you. lie I thought you must
be ; I heard you laughing upstairs in
such grief stricken tones that I al
most wept myself out of sympathy.
The Obstinate Cook.
Father Cooking schools are of some
use after all. Tin.e.iko i delicigus.
Daughter Is it ? I tl-oiiirht it would
be a terrible failure. Father Why ?
Daughter I told the cook exactly how
to make it , and she went and made it
some other way.
"Is Reggy improving by his life in
college ? "
"Oh , yes ; he's already learned to toe
In with one foot ! " Detroit Free Press.
Dr. Barnes , eye specialist of
the dnlP. " ' "
Four room house to rent ; also-
3 rooms over the Democrat Office
for rent as an office or light house
keeping. I. M. RICE.
The Royal Neighbors of America
extend to the Morern Woodmen
of America a cordial invitation to
be present at their installation
Wednesday , Jan. 1C , 1907.
RECORDER R. N. A. ,
Camp No. 851.
Mrs. C. J. Callen returned from
Lincoln last Friday where she
spent the holidays with her daugh
ter Mrs. C. Y. Thorn. She re
ports thp.m doing well and heartily
enjoyed her visit with them and
with E. E. Thorn and family.
U. § . Weather Ititreau H < jM 3't
tor week Ending Jan. 9.
The daily mean temperature
shows an upward trend , being 3 °
than the normal , which is 14 ° .
The highest was 49 ° on thetkh ;
lowest-12 ° on the 3rd , the latter
being the lowest of the season.
The precipitation was in the
formof snow flurries on the 5th
and 7th , being a trace only.
Flora Clarkson neglected to
have the mumps during vacation
but she is giving the matter at
Grace and Lillie Grooms , Elsie
Foster and Blanche Hutchison of
the Sparks neighborhood have not
returned to school since the holi
Eighteen of the former gradu
ates of the Valentine high school
made pleasant calls at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Watson durinsr
The school board of Ainsworth
voted recently to give all their
teachers Friday of this week to be
spent in the Valentine schools ;
hence we shall expect them to ar
rive in Valentine on Thursday
Mr. McCrea gave all the floors
of the school building a good coat
of oil during the holidays. If
this oil could have had time to become - ,
come thoroughly dry before school
opened again our floors would
have been in a fiae condition.
Gertrude Shelbourn of the ninth
grade was at her home in the
country during the holidays hav
ing a good time when she should
have been having the mumps.
She is now busy with the mumps
when she would much prefer to be
busy with her studies.
Mrs. L. C. Sparks made a
Christmas gift of five dollars to
the school library to be invested
in magazines for the coming year.
This amount with a few dollars
from the library fund was turned
over to Mr. Elliott for which he
will give us a fine lot of periodicals.
W. D. Clarkson is showing the
proper spirit this year in not hiring - i
ing school boys to work on the ice.
If all men could realize how many
boys fall behind their classes , and
eventually leave school because
they have been hired to work a
few days now and then , we be
lieve more men would feel just as
Mr. Clarbson does. Any person
who has observed closely knows
that very few , boys who seek these
jobs use their wages to buy clothes j
or to help support the home.
Most of them spefcd their wages
in attending cheap shows or in
some other way equally worthless.
at least no need of en
during them. Y o t
eighty-six people out'of
every hundred have
headaches at least at
We can offer youa
prompt and certain
A remedy that will cure
a splitting headache or
relieve neuralgia i n
from 20 to 60 minutes
is worth knowing about
and remembering. We
believe it to be an ab
solutely certain cure
and we know it can't
PRICE 25 CENTS.
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HEW TIME TABLE , C.&H.W.
No , 2 , Daily except Saturday ! ) : ' 13 p. m. , Taliss
No. C , Dnilj . 4:33 : a. in. . J'ass
No. S'2 , Daily , except Sunday . . .4:00 p. in , local
Xo. 110 , Daily . 5:20 a. m. , locu
No. 1. Daily , except Sunday . GoO p. in. , Tass
No. 5 , Daily . 1:47 a. in. , Pass
No. 81 , Daily except Sunday . * ) :10 a. m. . loca
No. 110 , ( doesn't cirry passengers ) 11:15 p.m
LET US FIGURE ON YOUR
This Man Reads
And is Happy
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Only $1 a Year.
One Way of Sayiugr Xo.
Becrbohm Tree was once endeavor--
ins to got a well known actor back
into his company. Tree received the
man in his dressing room as he was
making up. "How much would yon
want to come back to me ? " inquired
Mr. Tree. ' usy with his paint pots.
The other named an exorbitant sal
ary , to which True merely retorted as
he.went on making up , "Don't slam
the door when yon go out , will you ? "
The LoL ? ers.
"Well , " said the first lobster in a
bored , tone , "what are you going to do
now ? "
"Get dressed for dinner , " the second
lobster answerdt yawning.
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