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JOHN G. iTETTER , Propr.
Notice to Builders and Contractors.
The Board of Trustees of School District
No. 1 , of Cherry County. Neb. . v-il ) rccene
.sealed bids for'the erection and completion of
an addition. 10x11. tv.o stories and basenu-nt.
to their present * chool building. Plans and
.specillcations can be sen and examined at
atie olllce of M. V. Nicholson , treasurer , at
Valentine. Nebraska. Separate bids will be
considered for the entire \\ork or different
parts of the work , the board reserving the
right to reject any or all bids.
Bids will be opened May C8. 1903. and work
must be completed by September 1. 1W58.
D. E. ba BUM AN. Secretary.
Dated April 30. IMS. 15 I
Notice to Non-Resident Defendant.
In the District Co.irt of Cheiry Couuty , Ko
Fred A. IH'imett , plaintill. j
KlsleI. . Bennett , defendant 1
Elsie .1. Hennett , Non-resident delendnnt :
You are hereby notified that on April i0 1'ifi-s ,
Fred A. Bennett Inled a petition : u > aiiMoi in
the district court ot Cherry county Nebraska ,
the object and prayer ofhlch are to obtain a
divorce from you on the grounds - f e\t'ei ! <
oiuelty and "deb"rtiou , rnd asku g lor the < , - > -
t-idvo'f the minor children , the issue of said
marriage , vj/ : C-T.I Helle Ucnueit , rwd 12
\enrS. and Wattle Marie Uer.nctt , : ue < l 10 u-ar- , .
You nre required to ans\\ eraid p-'tition on
or beiore June b , 1U08.
154 FRED A. I5KXXKTT ,
Uy virtue of an order of sale i-sued bv HIP
clerk of the district cmirr of cherry c m tv. >
braskaon January 21. 190 under a deere - of
foreclosure wherein Andrew M.Mornss-\
cuter of She last will and testament ol I'atrK-k
Millivan. deceased , is plaintiff , and Ol.\e M
franc , Mav Jones , Ddois Crane , minor 1" ir of
Elmer K. Crane. deceased , and Oh\e M. Ciuf-e.
and Charle * Larson , executor of the 1 it u .11 .t .d
tfcstamoutof Elmer E. Crane , deriw-ed.arv de
fendants , I will fell at the front door of the
courthouse in Valentine. Cherr > e-mnty , N -
braska , that being the bu Idingheie'ii lue
last term of said eourt was held , on the Isr
day of June. 100S. at 10 o'clock a. m to H-.MS y
judgment of S11C3.00 and mrereat 10 per < : it
from date of judgment , January 21. it IN. a'i I
costs taxed arS40 40 aud accruing costs , at p'i lie
auction to the highest bidder Kir c-as'i tt.c f > l
lowsng described property tow it : Tlif South
Half of Northeast ( > u.irter and Northeast Q-uu-
ter of Southeast ( juartor of s < ; tiou 10. and
Northwest Quarter of Southwest Qi utrr of
section 11 , township : ; : ? range M. in < heny
Dated tlusiUh day of April , l-.w
c. A. jorfni-n-u : ,
It ) 5 She : iff.
Walcott & Morrissey , Attjs. for Pltf.
BRYAN OF NEBRASKA.
( Concluded form page one. )
Everyman has not his price , at
least in the goods that buy the ppo-
ple who make this lying charge.
The fellows who indulge in such
cheap cynicism should join the
swelling ranks of the Ananias club.
Whatever Bryan may be. the
world now knows that ho is not a
demagogue. That term does not
go with his makeup. He may be
a bit theatric , he may like to keep
in the limelight , he may even be
something of an unconscious
poseur , but he must at least be
given credit for believing what he
says. As for the taunt that ho is
superficial , perhaps that may be
said of all orators. Jt is no more
true of Mr. Bryan than of others.
He has shown the ability to grasp
fundamentals and to state them in
an effective and simple manner.
He surely has the courage to say
what he thinks , a virtue not pos
sessed by all politicans. He is not
afraid of the interviewer and nev
er sidesteps an honest question.
Xor has he that cheap and despic
able habit found in some public
men of talking for publication and
then denying his statements , to
the ruin of some poor scribe. Bry
an has always been popular with
newspaper men. Without regard
to party , they have rated him at
his worth , and their judgment is
by no means to be despised. Your
average reporter is expert , in de
tecting shams he meets so many
As for the accusation that Mr.
Bryan runs for oflice too much , hq
could doubtless rebpond that the j
American people can get rid ofj
this tendency by electing him , justi
as some girls free tb' JMselves from !
the importunities . too ardent. .
suitor by saying "Yes. "
An Early Title.
Still another of ih * early char
acterizations of "the Commoner"
has gone out of fashion. Lie is no
longer called the "Boy Orator of
the Plattc. " One reason is that
he does riot live on the Tlatte , but
on Salt creek , the suggestive name
by which the stream that ilows
through Lincoln is known. A
second cause of the change is that
it is hard to icfor to a man who
has lost most of his hair as juvenile.
One more fond delusion regard
ing the Xebrti kan is likewise dis-
appoaring. lie is no longer re
garded as excessively radical.
Bryan himself has always insisted
lhat he\is a conservative r.nd has
often sr.id that some day his op
ponents would be forced to come
to him to ? ave them from the
actual radicals they themselves
had reared up not entirely a bad
prophecy in the light of some rec
ent events , for most of the people
of this country have not only ad
vanced to the ground occupied by
Bryan , but some of them have
gone far beyond him.
There is one charge that the
real radicals make against Mr.
Bryan with some consistency
that , despite his great will power
and undoubted courage , he has
proved vacillating. They aver , for
example , that he changed front on
his support of Parker and on the
government ownership of rail
roads. They say he has had too
many "paramount" issues , only
to cast them aside when they ap
peared unpopular. Is this the
Achilles heel that will prove his
ultimate undoing ?
ngressmen at Thirty.
? Lr. Bryan was born the year of
Liucnhrs first election in 1SGO. lie
was valedictorian of his college
class , studied law with Lyman
Trumbullveut to congress at the
age oC thirty , sprang" into national
fame by a speech on the tariff and
won his first nomination to the
presidency at the age of thirty-six
by a speecli on free silver , lie
has been lawyer , editor , politician
and lecturer. Once he narrowly
mi sed being a preacher , und even
now he says he would rather talk
religion than politics. He was
even a baseball pitcher , and a
fairly good one. That was in his
salad days , when he wore a beard
to make him look older.
One of the notable characteris
tics of the democratic leader is the
lightning-like rapidity with which
he makes decisions , lie can say
"Xo" as quickly and decisively as
any man in public iife. His fight
ing nose and jaw and his wide ,
chin iippod mouth are not false
"Delight of the Chautauquac. "
J > yau's forms o' ' recreation are
farming by p r o x y shooting
ducks and making speeches. His
regular occupations are soliciting
subscriptions for the Commoner
and running for piesident. He
tells good stories and has a new
htock from his trip around the
uorlu. As the Hmperor Titus
was called l"the delight of man
kind , " Mr. Bryan could be called
' 'the delight of the chautauquas. "
Everybody knows , of course
about the Bryan home. His farm
on the outskirts of Lincoln is al
most as famous as Horace's Sabine
farm. The only difference is that
Horace raised poetry on his place ,
while Bryan raises "aristocratic"
Bryan's great antetype in his
tory was Brutus both orators and
both defeated ! Both also wrote
about their travels , but Brutus'
stuff was so platitudinous and com
mon place that it has not survived.
Mrs. Bryan was a classmate of
her husband , and to help him she
studied law and was admitted to the
bar. She is that rare and delight
ful combination , an intellectual
woman who is thoroughly domes
tic. One of the beauties of Ameri
can civilization is the ideal home
lives of our public men , and in
this regard Bryan is near the sum
This much can be said of Wil
liam Jennings Bryan with truth :
He is actually a great man. He
is one of the first , if not the very
first , of living orators. He is a
potent moral force. He took ad
vanced ground and has seen the
country come to his principles.
Those who are nearest to him
know him to be white all through
brilliant , generous , kindly , man
ly and likable in every way.
But , as to whether he is ever to
be president or not , that remains
to be determined by fate , the
democratic party and the Ameri
can electorate. Being in such
hands , he is entitled to the pious
prayer of the judge in delivering
sentence , "And may God have
mercy on his soul. "
i he Churchyard Yev/3 Secret.
' ' "Why nro yo\v trees found in ceme
teries only ? " sihl : a foester.Vliy ,
.ill over the world saving here , where
they clo'.i't exist do you Ihul in ceuie-
teric si-out yews of immemorial a-je ?
Antiu'.wnes have tried to attach soi.ie
( ItT.Klic si.millicnnce to the matter. Yews
efiwv hi churchyards and nowhere else ,
hence they were sacred to the dead in
Hi" time of Hie Druids , and it was as
erroneous t ; ) plant them in your ; jar-
cun as to plant tombstones ( here. I
li-ive e/i . > > d tYt superstition. On a
\vi\i : : - ro-jr of England one summer I
a.kl every farmer 1 met why lie h 11
noovr . ; on his plce. : : The answer
uas always the s.imo : 'Do you think I
w.nt to lee my cat.'L' ? ' or 'Had one ,
hut out it down. The ? beastics got at it ,
raid yew lea'.es is poison to the bcast-
ics. ' Yes , lhat is the secret of the
ch'.irch.vard yew. It jrow. only in
cemeteries ! ; -uise the farmers have
destroyed it everywhcrc.velse , its leaves
i.v-hi injtui'jTj to live stock. " New
"Did yon Jry c-iuntini ; l.COO sheep , as
I told you' '
"Yes. doc. r.ut i hen I jrrt to ! iiurii'-r
what I could ; ; et for 'em by the pound
at pivsont prifjs. an-1 after that I just
couldn't go to sleep.-5 Kansas City
EL'v/kins How's Ilenpeck getting on
kince his mnrrLigo'L lie nucd to vor
that no woman could ever get ahead o. '
him. IIjy7-Ch. lie's i'till le.-'dinc-
suppose , hr.t she's l-eliind holding tht ?
reins. London Tit-Bits.
A Twisted A.ncvvcr.
"Don't you ever get homer-ick. cap
lain ? " asked the passenger on tl )
"No ; I'm never home long enough.
replied the captain. Philadelphia Tress
You people who quarrel easily , re
member that no quarrel was ever real
ly made up. Atchison Globe.
Changed His Mind.
A gentleman who cncc served ou an
Irish jury tolls an amusing story of his
experiences.Yhen the hearing was
over and the jury retired to their room
to consider their verdict they fou.l
that they stood eleven to one in favor
of an acquittal , but the one happened
to be a very complacent old gentloMaan
who rested his chin upon the head of a
thick bamboo cane and announced de
fiantly that he was ready to stay there
as long as any of them.
The hours dragged on , evening ar-
rned. and the old gentloinan obstinate
ly held out. The other jfiroive.iruy
arranged themselves to make a night of
it. From lime to time the old gentle
man would contemplatively suck the
head of the cane.
rinaly ! he fell asleep , and the cane
dropped heavilj * to the floor. Then one
of the jurymen picked it up and found ,
to his surprise , that it was nearly full
of Irish whisky. The eleven pa.-scd
the cane round , relieved it of its con
tents and then awakened its slumber
ing owner. Slowly he lifted the cane
to his mouth , looked at his watch and
then arose with the announcement ,
'T.oys , I'm afther cliangin' me moind. "
Inheritance cf the Blind.
The blind child the deaf blind child
has inherited the mind of seeing and
hearing ancestors , a mind measured to
five senses. Therefore he must be in
fluenced , even if it be unknown to him
self , by the light , color , song , \\hicli
have been transmitted through the
language he is taught , for the cham
bers of the mind are ready to receive
that language. The brain of the race
is so permeated with color that it dyes
even the speech of the blind. Every
object I think of is stained with the
hue that belongs to it by association
and memory. The experience of the
deaf blind person in a world of seeing ,
hearing people is like that of a sailor
on an island where the inhabitants
speak a language unknown to him ,
who e life is unlike that he lias lived ,
lie is one ; they ale many. There is no
chrnce of compromise. He must learn
to see vrith their eyes , to hear with
their ears , to think their thoughts , to
follow their ideals. Helen Keller'in
Sheridan' Star Actor.
Vriicu Sheridan was a manager he
even indulged in such catering to the
public taste as offering to the public a
dog piece by Reynolds , entitled "The
Caravan ; or. The Driver and the Def ; . ' '
Of its lir.-t presentation it is recorded
that Sheridan after witnessing the per
formance suddenly entered the green
room , shouting : "Where i.s heYhere
is my guardian angel ? " ProMiming he
meant to congratulate the author ,
Reynolds replied. "Here I am ! " "I'ooh. "
replied Sheridan. " 1 don't mean you ; I
moan the dog. " Later one Dignum ,
who played in the piece , approached
Sheridan one night with woeful counte
nance , saying : "Sir , there is no guard
ing against illness. It is truly lamenta
ble to stop the run of a successful play
like this , but really" "Really what ? "
cried Sheridan , interrupting him. "I
am so unwell that I cannot go oa
longer than tonight. " "You ! " exclaimed
Sheridan. "My good fellow , you terri
fied me. I thought you wore going to
say the dog was ill. "
The Life Plant.
There is a strange wild plant in Gua
deloupe called the "life plant. " If a
leaf be broken off and pinned by the
stem to the wall of a warm room , each
of the angles between the curves of the
leaf margin soon throws out a number
of very white tentacles , or roots , and
soon a tiny new plant begins to sprout
and in the course of a week or two at
tains a height of two or three inches.
When the old leaf rhrivcls , the new
plant i < 5 cut off and planted. When
carefully cultivated , the life plant pro
duces curious red and yellow blossoms.
As a plant freak it certainly is as in
teresting as the everlasting plant of
Why Go to Dcd ?
It seems to mo we make a mistake in
proscribing special hours for going to
bed and for getting up. Why should
we thus gorge ourselves with slumber ?
Why should we not follow the example
of the dog and take an occarional nap
when -we have nothing better to do ?
Why rhould we go to bed v. hen v v
don't feel rlccpy ? Why should we not
take forty -winks when inclined there
to ? It strikes me there is too much
method and regularity about our som
niferous arrangements. Ashby-Sterry
in London Graphic.
Gary of Yirginia surveyed the Met
ropolitan Opera Kousa tier and par-
tie rre with critical eyes ; then he turn
ed to Monks.
"When is a beauty not a beauty ? " ho
"Give It up. " said Monks.
"Ninety-nine times out of a hun-
ured , " said Gary. New York Triburc.
An Awful Threat.
That was an awful threat of a pu
gilist to his antagonist. "I'll twtet you
ound your own throat until there's
uothiis left of you but the ends of
four f.hirt collar sticking out of your
Ptlzzsrin f.nd His Pictures.
Perhaps no more ardent lover of pic-
: uros ever lived than Cardinal Mazarij ,
minister of the regency during the mi-
lority of Louis XIY. Being told that
iie had but two months to live , ho was i
; eon after seen in his nightcap and j
ircssing gown , tottering along the gal- |
ery. pointi'ig to his pictures. ecLiin >
ng : "Must I quit all thtvc ? Look at
: h.it Correggi ; this 'Yciuis' of Titian ;
: hat incomparable 'Deluge' of Caiacci !
Farewell , dear pictures , that I ha\a
loved so dearly and that cost me so
nuch ! "
R J& addiSjS : Co-
Postofllce address Valentine or Kennedy.
Some Sonio branded
branded S on right thi"h
on left or j-houtder.
P. U. Young.
as cut on left side
Some Qyon left
on luft ja\v of
Kange on Gordon Creek north of Simeon ,
The following data , covering" a per
iod of IS yearn , have been complied
from the Weather Bureau records at
\7alentine , Nebr. They are issued to
show the conditions that have pre
vailed , during the month in question ,
for the above period of years , but
must not be construed as a forecast
of the \veather conditions for the
Mean or normal 08 °
The warmest mouth was that of 1900
with an average of u"J °
The coldest month was that of 1892
with an average of18 °
The highest was 970 on 8,1805
The lowest was 23 = > on-2 , 1389
Average lor month 3 3i > inches.
Average number of days with .01
of an inch or more 11
The greatest monthly precipitation
was 5 98 inches in 1S9S.
The least monthly precipitation
was 0 17 inches in 1894.
The greatest amount of precipita
tion recorded in any 24 consecutive
hours ivas 1 ! ) S inches on 13. 1897.
The greatest amount of snowfall
recorded in any 24 consecutive hours
( record extending to winter of 1884-85
only ) was 2.00 inches on 11. 1895.
CLOUDS AwID WEATHER
Average number of clear da3rs , 11
partly cloudy , 11 : cloudy , 8.
The prevailing winds have been
from the NW.
The average hourly velocity of the
wind is 12 miles.
The highest velocity of the wind
was 76 miles from the SVV on 21,3903.
.r. j. MCLEAN ,
Observer Weather Bureau.
Get .your property insured by J.
M. Eice and you will be safe. His
companies pay losses promptly.
Of Hamm's Beer is
absolutely pure. You
take no chances when
you drink Hamm's.
We guarantee Hamm's
under the National Pure
Food Law and also under
the Food Laws of all the
The Preferred Stock' is the
most delicious Beer ever
brewed. It is the ideal
Beer for all occasions. Call
Geo. A. CORBIN , Distributor &
K f tfSt f&S i&Q V
private mark , silt r
In left ear
Metzger Bros. ,
anywhere on left
Earmark , square
crop rijlit ear.
vame brand on
Han"o on fiordon and Snake Creeks.
A Reward of $250 "ill he wml to any person for
information leading to the arrest and final
conviction of any person or persons stealing
cattle with above brand.
Kange on NIo-
brara river four
miles east of F
xs' 15 connected on
left hip or sldo as
shown ID cut
J. A. VARY AN
Tattle branded .FT
on right aide
Uorses branded JT ?
on right shoulder
for any information
leading to the re
covery of cattle
strayed from my
D. M. Seirs. ;
Kennedy , Nebr.
as on cut.left side
Some on left hip.
Horses same oil
Cody , Nebraska
G. K. Sawyer has
charge of these cat
tle Horses I > S on
left shoulder some
_ UnrsF&fii' es 3ame
eft fhigb. Kange"on Snake river
l > Hbrisfea : Land and Feeding Go
tartlet * Uichants Pres Will G Comstock , V. P
f ha.s C Jamison Sec&Treas
Cattle branded on
any part of animal ;
i i ir > -M-Ti.yv > > v < v dlso the following
s& & 3& & $ &
horses branded tht
Gordon on the F.E
&M V , R R ard
lyannis on K. II. In Northwestern
K'N ' 17 > "
liyannis , Neb
On right side
on right s de
nort'o of rivaams
Albert Whipple & Sons
Rosebud , S. D.
SOS on left side
OSO on riehtslde
Some cattle also
have a - | - on neck
Some with A on
left shonlder and
with two bars
icross hind onar-
. . - . . , , - - - - - - _ - Uers. Somu Texas
Mtte ! bnuiUed O on left Side and some
m left side.
rlorses branded SOS on left bin. Some caue
> rand"d AW bar connected on both sides and
° 1t bin of
N. S. Rowlev
Kennedy , - Nebraska.
Same as cut on left l
ideand hip , and on
eft shoulder of heron -
pec ( cither side up ) on
e or hip. p on left Jaw and left ihoulder
ijijQ on left hip or her e3
Sj on left jaw of horses
C. P. Jordan.
Rosebud , SD
Horses and cattle
eaacut ; also
CJBE fj on right
KanKe on Oak and
A liberal reward
leading to detection
of rustlers of stock
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