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About Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 14, 1909)
Defining a Stock Ramble.
Senator La Follcttc was discussing
with preat approbation the President's
suggestions toward the abolition of
"Such marginal transactions arn not
business. " said Senator La Follette.
"Ix > ok at thorn. After all , what is a
successful stock gamble ? "
He paused and smiled. Then he an
swered his own question neatly.
"In a successful stock gamble , " he
said , ' 'you pay for something that you
don't get , with money that you haven't
got. then you sell what you never had
for more than if ever cost. "
Many Women Think They Are
Doomed to Backache.
It is not right for women to be al
ways ailing with backache , urinary ills ,
headache run ! other symptoms of kid
ney disease. There
is a way to end these
troubles q u i c k 1 y.
.Mrs. John II.
Wright , GOG East
First St. , Mitchell ,
S. I ) . , says : "I suf
fered ten years with
k id n ey complaint ,
and a doctor told mr
I would new get more Mian teiupnr
an relief. A dragging pain and lame
ncs.s in iy back almost disabled me.
Di//.y -pells came and went and th *
kidney secretions were irregular
Down's Kidney Pills rid me of these
troubles and I feel belter than fo
years past. "
Sold by all dealers. 50c a box
Foster-Milburn Co. , Buffalo , N. Y.
As It Sounded to the Xative.
"Your cockney friend is very plain
ipok n. Ho calls a spade a spade , doesn't
he ? "
"Xavr ! lie calls it a spide I" Chicago
$100 Reward , $100.
The readers of this paper will be pleased
' Jo learn that there Is at least one dreaded
disease thit science has been able to cure
In all its staffs , ami that is Catarrh. Hall's
Catarrh Cire is the only positive cure now
known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh
iM'in a constitutional disease , requires a
constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is taken Internally , acting directly
upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the
system , thereby destroying the foundation of
the disease , and Riving the patient strength
bv building up the constitution and assist
ing nature in doing its work. The proprie
tors hare so much faith in its curative pow
ers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for
any vase that it fails to cure. Send for list
Address F. .7. CHENEY & CO. , Toledo , 0.
Hold by all Drugsists. 7oc.
Take Hall's Family Pi'la for constipation.
Eaton Jogalong Wet kind o' people
are they in that house over there ?
Ruffon Wratz ( out of breath ) I didn't
git no chanst to find out. The dawg oc
cupied my entire 'tention.
Only One "BRO3IO
That is LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE. Look
for the signature of B. W. GTROVE. Used the
World over to Cure a Cold in One Day. 2ric.
Whistler's Odd AVnys.
Lord Rcdesdale once gave a descrip
tion of Whistler's methods to a meet
ing in London in support of a memo
rial to the great artist. He was paint
ing , he said , a portrait of a lady.
Whistler took up his position at one
end of the room with his sitter and
the canvas at the other end. For a
long time he stood looking at his model ,
holding in his hand a huge brush full
of color , such a brush as a man would
"use to whitewash a house. Then he
rushed forward and smashed the brush
full of color into the canvas. Then he
ran back , and forty or flfty times he
repeated this. At the end of that
ti..j Hide stood out on the canvas a
space which exactly indicated the fig
ure , the form and the expression of
the.sitter. There was a pathetic story
attaching to the picture. The bailiffs
were in the house when the picture
was finished. That was quite a com
mon occurrence , and Whistler only
.lapghed , but he went round his studio
With a knife and deliberately destroyed
* 11 his canvases , Including this picture ,
which was to have been his ( Lord
Redesdale's ) . Dundee Advertiser.
One Thing : Sure.
. A young lady whose beauty is eqi i
to her bluntness in conversation v , . -
visiting a house where other guts
were assembled , among them the eldt :
son of a rich manufacturer. The ti. :
turned on matrimonial squabbles. . Sal'
the eligible parti : "I hold that the < or
rect thing for the husband is to beg > If
as he intends to go on. Say that th < ti
question was one of smoking. Ainu - ' tik
immediately I would settle the questi.t'.i
l > y lighting a cigar and settling tir la
question forever. " lahi
"And I would knock the thing out o. ' hiBl
3-our mouth , " cried the imperious beau- Blf
1.V. " ti
"Do you know , " rejoined the younq tiai
ran. "I don't think you would be aik
there. " Everybody's Magazine.
ROSY AND PLUMP.
Good Health from Jlijiht Food. ftm
"It's not a new food to me , " remarked fta
a Va. man , in speaking of Grape-Nuts
"About twelve months ago my wif < EtPi
was in very bad health , could not Kej Picx
anything on her stomach. The Doctoi cxhi
recommended milk half water but if
was not siiiliciently nourishing. tlg
"A friend of mine told me one day 1-
try Grape-Xuts and cream. The resul. ' bih
was really marvelous. My wife seer
regained her usual strength and to-daj
is as rosy and plump as when a gir'
"These are plain facts and nothing
I could say in praise of Grapc-Xut5 tlai
would exaggerate in the least , the valur ai
of this great food. "
Name given by Postum Co. , Battle 1A
Creek , Mich. Read "The Road to Well
ville , " In pkgs. "There's a Reason. " teat
Ever read the above letter ? A at
new one appears from time to
time. They are genuine , true , and BlW
full of human Interest. W
y y l
IVo 111:1 it < M Sorvilily < o Fashion.
There is nothing more abject in the
social state than the servility of womei
to the dictates of fashion , declares :
New York writer. Nothing more in
artistic or barren of all harmony or
beauty could be devised than the
feminine figure which prevails at pres
ent just because it is ' fashionable. " Of
course , in this respect fat. even mildly
l > Iui > : ; > , women arc left out of the reck
oning , though they are struggling as
best they can to compress themselves
into the shape of an Egyptian mummy.
To be in line with fashion now every
woman must find her greatest width
at the shoulders. From that point she
must taper to her heels , and' she
must be prepared to knock her knees
together when she walks. It Is a fashIon -
Ion that is preposterous in every way.
and It Is not to the credit of the great
army of women that its introduction
was brought about by three dressmak
The style was seen first when three
models went to a Paris race track in
sheath gowns , and for their pains were
escorted off the course by the police.
For a few weeks the women of Paris
asserted they would not submit to the
sheath gown or any modification of it :
yet the clinging effect > f the sheath
forms the chief note in the present
styles. Worth and other alleged leadIng -
Ing dressmakers of Paris cried out
figalnst anything approaching the
sheath model , but all have been forced
Of course , the true sheath , with its
it side , has not been worn. The ta
pering effect of the sheath is the thing.
Women , tall and small , have fallen
victims of the craze. The natural lines
of the human form must disappear
under the lacing and the kneading of
this iniquitous fashion. The woman
who cannot compress her hips into
smaller space than her shoulders will
be looked upon as hopeless from the
point of view of fashion , and this Im
poses torture upon the great majority.
What is to come out of it all ? Petti
coats are to be discarded , so that the
mummy effect may not be destroyed.
To move easily in the new skirts is an
Impossibility , and the knock-kneed
woman will find herself at au advan
tage over her straight-limbed sister.
The ways of fashion surely are as
strange and mysterious as woman her
Combination Co * ( nine.
Pnmelle vehet was used to make the
r > ng plain skirt of this stylish cos-
uine , and chiffon broadcloth in a
avely shade of violet that harmonized
eautifully made the tunic. Russian
ICG was elaborately used on the
wlice , and made the entire short
leeves. The yoke was formed of chif-
on , finely tucked , and matched the
unic in color. The liat of satin and
igrettes was carried out in the same
Ilomclc.s.'i ( Jirls.
There are said to be no fewer than
0,000 working girls in Berlin who have
o homes , no rooms even that they can
all their own , but sleep in the Schlaf-
tellen , and in the daytime have no
laee nt all to which to go. The city
ontributes $500 a year toward three
lomes where the girls may go when
hey are sick. Anna Plothow has sug-
ested < that the factory owners would
eneh't themselves by making good
.omes ( for the girls.
The American AVomnii.
Who shall say which is the true
Linerican woman , the housekeeper of
lie Kansas farm , of the Tennessee
lountain cabin or of the city tlat ?
aks a writer in the New York Even-
ig Post. There is no composite of the
Lmerican woman , who is least of all
3 be studied on 5th avenue or New-
ort or to be judged by the "stories"
bout her in the illustrated Sunday
upplements. That she has her faults ,
rhcrever she be , is perfectly obvious ,
since she isbut human. We are in
clined t < > think that a serious and care
ful student would find the educated
American woman less interested in po
litical and social questions than her
sisters abroad. But. on the other hand ,
if there is narrowness aloni : those
lines , where is her equal for charitable
work ? Where any others who merit
such praise for maintaining the artis
tic and the refining influences of the
Big pigskin , walrus or leather auto
bags. ] 0 by 12 inches , are seen in the
Cashmere de sole , with a surface as
glossy as satin , is a pronounced novelty
IP dress goods.
For actual warmth the goat skin and
oppossum coats. lined with cloth , are
The glove most eagerly sought to-day
for everyday wear is the French pique
with one clasp. The soft , eight-button
gloves are worn with afternoon toil
ettes. The mannish cape glove is long
GIRLS' ELABORATE STY
and fits snugly to the arm. All gloves
Flowers and fruit appear among the
designs in men's neckwear
Nowadays nearly all women wear jabots
bets , and among the prettiest Is the
Embroidered dots of various sizes are
used in dainty ties. The dots may be
white or a color. r
Royal blue , golden brown , mulberry
and maize are fashionable colors in
Many of the prettiest hats are almost
smothered in downy marabou ; its soft
effect is becoming to almost every wo
A narrow band of gold or silver rib
bon , with a rose at each end. makes a
becoming hair ornament on the Grecian
Shoos present one aspect coming and
another aspect going backs match the
dres , while fronts are of conventional
With elaborate afternoon and evening
gowns sleeves that are strapped with
the material of the gown over lace are
a good deal used.
Slip a bit of gold lace under your
net chemisette. This glint of gold
through the transperancy is one of the
The dressmakers have decided that
about the best width for the modern
clinging skirt is two yards or a few
inches over , Street skirts cut above the
ankles , made of rough fabrics , are not
always this wide , but the two yards in
unstiffened satin or tulle give enough
stiffness at footline.
The Belter Foreign AVnj- .
American women are clean enough as
far as their homes are concerned , but
they often very grudgingly give any
work to the municipality. In Germany
there is a nightly washing of the cities
that makes everything clean to the eye
when morning comes , and the Dutch
housewife considers the pavement in
front of her house a responsibility of
her own and scrubs it until it Is clean
enough to eat from.
Darrette That Stick * .
There is already a woman's back
comb designed so as to retain its place
in the hair. It has remained for a
M a s s a chusetts
man to turn out
a barrette with
the same virtuees.
This barrette has
a row of teeth
Inside and run
ning : lengthwise
with the back.
The pin is wide ;
) STICK , enough to carry
an opening into which the teeth fit , so
that when the whole is closed and :
fastened in the hair there is little dan
ger of the pin coming open , as the
pins of most barettes are prone to do , :
inasmuch as the strands of hair that
are caught between the teeth keep It in
position. There is probably no one ar- :
ticle of dress or ornament more fre
quently lost by a woman than a bar
rette. and as many of these are costly
articles , some of them , indeed , con
taining valuable jewels , the importance
of tin's safety device can be readily
Woman' * .Veat Proposal.
A bachelor rector of a Western
church was alone in his study when
his housekeeper brought him the card
of one < if his parishioners , a spinster
of means and charm.
When the lady was seated on the op
posite side of his study table the rec
tor looked at her inquiring ! } * , expecting
to hear something concerning parish
wcrlv in which he was active. To his
surprise an embarrassed silence ensued ,
during which be vainly sought for
something to say.
"Dr. Wank , " began the lady , at last ,
in falter ! ' g tones , "do you think can
you fancy conditions under which a
a woman is justified in proposing' : "
"Why. yes , " said the rector , after
"Thou art the man ! " said the lady ,
She was right.
Wlien Sleeve Are Long ; .
The girl of the pretty hand and arm
is not pleased with the latest dictum
in sleeves. Layers of Bilk or net or vel
vet almost to tiie finger tips may be
"smart , " but they also cover up much
natural beauty Though the "knockers"
were wont to bemoan the ugliness dis
played by the long , popular elbow
sleeve , in point of fact it was a style
much more becoming to the average
hand than the long sleeve.
It may make a hand seem smaller to
be half covered ; it also makes it look
redder and much more awkward. De
fects in manicuring are more In evi
dence ; therefore it behooves one to pay
more instead of less attention to the
"LES OF HAIRDRESSER.
care of her hands. The long sleeve re
quires more careful cutting , it does
away with the fetching bracelet , and it
brings about cheaper gloves.
Honey for Burns.
The Swiss Bee Journal Kays , in
speaking of honey as a cure for burns ,
that a child 2 years old was severely
burned on the arm. in boiling water.
The member was immediately bathed in
honey and wrapped in a linen cloth.
The pain at once ceased and the heal
ing was very rapid , the honey keep
ing the air from the burn. The hand-
age was changed every flay. It was
easily removed , without hurting the
child , by first moistening the cloth with
Modlnlt Heeeptioii Gown.
For this rich and elegant costume "
gray chiffon broadcloth was used , and , e
QS sketch shows , it is cut in tunic ef I
fect , the latter bordered with bands T
of self-tone satin./ The heavy lace so C
elaborately used is dyed to match the t
sloth , and tiny silver buttons and braidb
form a pretty closing for the side
seams. The accompanying hat is black v
satin , loaded with magnificent graj n
A Danger In Cheap Furs.
"Cheap furs carry with them a dan-
jer that It is well to consider , " says G
ho Woman's Home Companion. "This b
s the unsanitai'y manner in which )
they are made up and the fact that (
ur offers an attractive lurking place I c
'or germs. Most of them are made '
> y Russian Jews , half starved , un- j ,
lean and many of them victims of furfa !
iers' asthma. Naturally the better
joods are made under sanitary condl-
lons. " tl
With practically no opposition the
Senate Monday passed the House bill
appropriating $800,000 to aid the Ital
ian earthquake sufferers. Senator I'ai-
ley of Texas declared that such appro
priations were unconstitutional , but did
nothing to delay congressional action.
The sum of $400,000 was apnropriated
for the purchase or construction of a
building in Paris as the home of the
American ambassador. The bill will go
to the House for its consideration. Af
ter having been in session a little over
an hour the House adjourned out of
respect to the memory of Representa
tive Davey of Louisiana , who died dur
ing the recess. Numerous messages
from the President on various subjects
were read. The most important were
a message recommending aid for the
Italian earthquake sufferers and a mes
sage responding to a resolution asking
for information as to what the Presi
dent meant in his annual message re-
I garding the secret service. The relief
asked for the stricken Italian people
was quickly and unanimously voted ,
while the secret service message was
referred to a special committee after
Mr. Griggs of Georgia had moved to
have it returned to the President ,
which motion he later withdrew.
The business of the Senate Tuesday
consumed less than an hour , nearly
half of which was devoted to th& con
sideration of nominations in executive
session , of which a large number were
confirmed. A motion by Senator Gore
to print the inaugural addresses and
the proclamation of emancipation by
President Lincoln in the Congressional
Record in celebration of the centenary
year of Lincoln's birth brought Senator
Bailey of Texas to his feet with an ob
jection to the printing of the proclama
tion of emancipation. Further discus
sion w-is stopped by a reference of the
entire matter to the committee on
printing. Transacting business without
e\en "the semblance of a quorum , the
House passed several bills of a mis
cellaneous character , but of little gen
eral public importance. The only in
cident worthy of note was a heated
discussion among the members of the
Indiana delegation over a bill to pro
vide for the establishment of judicial
divisions in the district of Indiana. The
measure failed of passage. Over two
hours were devoted to consideration of
the bill providing for the erection of
embassy and legation buildings abroad ,
without any conclusion being reached.
Among the bills passed was one provid
ing for leaves of absence with pay for
thirty days to employes on the Panama
canal injured in line of duty.
The postal savings bank bill was be
fore the Senate Wednesday , and many
amendments were proposed to it , some
of them requiring the deposit of postal
savings funds in State as well as na
tional banks. The Senate also received
two messages from the President , one
recommending additional interstate
commerce legislation and the other re
lating to the absorption by the United
States Steel Corporation of the Ten
nessee Coal & Iron Company , and
passed several bills on the calendar.
The only incident worthy of note in
the proceedings of the House of Rep
resentatives and which caused a good
deal of amusement , was a brief discus
sion of the forthcoming African hunt
ing trip of President Roosevelt. Inci I
dentally there was a reference to the a
famous so-called Ananias Club. The
whole debate hinged on the newspaper
story stating that Major Edgar O.
Mearns of the army was to accom
pany the President , and that in order s
to do so he had been put in the retired
list with increased rank. The matter
was brought up bj * Mr. Mann of Illi
nois in connection with the considera
tion of a bill authorizing the issuance
of commissions to officers who retire J r
with increased rank. The rem.jind.v
of the day was devoted to the consid
eration of a number of miscellaneous
bills and resolutions.
Agraiii.st Bij ? lints.
Since the church has seen fit to obj' "
It would seem rea onaWe to suppo-sf i' "
the days of die "Merry Widow" hat v , ! <
numbered , ur. Parkhurst of the MulM : > * i
Square Presbyterian clmrdh at Ne\v Y n- <
began his sermon Sunday by anno'i'vin *
that any womaii who were a lint ' >
church which , obstructed th view of : ' >
persons behind her was a thief. In Bno'-
lyn Rev. Dr. Cortland Meyer * of tin-
Baptist Temple secured the removal of
largo hats by posting a notice which KM. ! .
"Out of Christian consideration for oi- :
ers you are kindly requested to rm < > , o
your hat during the sermon. " I'.i-h > [ /
Williams of the Episcopal dioce e of
Omaha gae out an order to the eiToi--
that women would not be allowed toviar
bie hats to church and then remove thorn ,
but must remain cohered , with hats thai
will not interfere with the rights of < > : Ii
ers. He added to this a reqiu\ ti.-i !
modest dresses be worn at church , " ' -
An Oranpre Cucumber Xc\t.
Howard S. Hill , a cucumber grower o
Gardner , Mass. , finding an oran o tiviii
blossom in his cucumber hothoiw s-- > vt--j : ;
weeks ago , transferred the poll-n fro-n
tlie orange blossoms to the p of tV t M
cumber. As the cucumber giv. . ir ;
mained round like an oran-re. but u- -
the skin of a. cucumber. When rijio ir ?
sUmed a brigftt orange color , wliilo i.
taste of the blend is said to bo \ - .
pleasing. He is now experimenting v.Itl
the seeds from tlie I > es-t .speci.'BiMis an 1
tlsnJfs ffce aew variety will becomUM ; ;
T8"o Batter In Great Brltalm.
The British Isles are In the'taroes of
A butler famine. The state of affalra
which now exists in London has nev r
bean experienced before in the memory
of the olde&t living merchant. That
city. Liverpool. Manchester , Glasgow ,
Bristol and other great centers of trade
may In * said to be in a state of panic.
There is no reserve of cold stored but
ter at all. Many of the prominent mar
garine manufacturers in England re
port tint not for ninny years have they
been working : it s'irh i pressure to
fill their pivshins : orders. It is antici
pated that diirii1Hie present high price
of butter it v. I.I mi ! wi h an enormous
Took Her Siwter'.s Cap.
An interesting picture of a war relic
has recently appeared in an English
periodical. It is a French "Cap of Lib
erty , " carved and gilded and taken from
the masthead of a war vessel.
In 1704. during the war between Eng
land and France the Rcvolutionnaire. a
splendid French ship of eleven hundred
and forty-eight tons , was taken by a
British vessel and added to the British
navy. Two years later the Revolutiou-
naire. still keeping her old name under
the English flag , commanded by Cant.
Francis Cole , captured her former sis
ter ship , the f'nite. a frigate of thirty-
The liber'y cap from the main mast
was appropriated by C'apt. Cole 'and is
now owned b < - some of his descendants.
"To what , " asked the foreigner who
rras making a study of American institu
tions , "do you attribute the remarkable
success of yo'tr great department stores ? "
"To the "fact. " said the native , "that w
are a patieivt people. Fifty customers
will wait their turn uncomplainingly nt a
counter where there is only one girl to
sell goods. "
Thorium Hu Ivneiv.
Mrs. Gewjum John , do you know
what you said in your sleep last night ?
Mr. Gewjum O. yes ; I suppose I said ,
"Maria , for heaven's sake let me get in
a word edgewise ! "
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Girl's Mend Encrusted Fcnred I < oxf
nt All Her Unir Bnby Had Mill *
Crnut MisHlonnry'.i Wife Made
Perfect Cnre.s by Cutlcura.
"For several years my husband wasr
a missionary in the Southwest. Every
one In that high and dry atmosphere
has more or less trouble with dandruff
and my daughter's scalp became so en
crusted with it that I was alarmed for
fear she would lose all her hair. After
trying various remedies , in desperation
bought a cake of Ctiticura Soap and
box of Cuticura Ointment. They left
the scalp beautifully clean and frea
from dandruff and I am happy to say
that the Cuticura Remedies were a
complete success. I have also used
successfully the Cuticura Remedies for
so-called 'milk-crust' on baby's head.
Cuticura Is a blessing. Mrs. J. A. Dar
ling , 810 Fifth St. , Carthage , Ohio ,
Jan. 20. 190S. "
Potter Drug & Chem. Corp. , Sole
Props , of Cuticura Remedies , Boston.
can get back the
strength , they
used to have if
they will take a
treatment of the
( called also Lane's Tea )
Its cost is only 25 cents a
package a-nd a package will
last a month.
It cures backache , sideache ,
bearing-down pains , indiges
tion and constipation.
All druggists sell it , 25c.
"FURS " WANTE1 \ \
We will net you 22 to 26 cents
straight through for your Musferats
according to No. of kits. $1.00 eacb'for
prime Skunk , broad * trpe * included , /til
kinds of Furs booming. Write for price
li t. PEMBER'S HIDE & FUR HOUSE ,
Drawer 26. Onawa. Iowa.
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