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About Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 14, 1911)
Prof. Munyon Says Ignorance
of Laws of Health Explains
Early End of Life.
NOTED SCIENTIST HAS
MEN AND WOMEN
"Death before 100 years of age has
been reached is nothing more or less
than slow suicide. A man. ( or woman )
who dies at an earlier age is simply igno
rant of the laws of health. "
Such was the original and rather
fltartlin ? statement made by Professor
James M. Munyon , the famous Philadel
phia health authority , who Is establish
ing health headquarters in all the large
cities of the world for the purpose of get
ting in direct touch with his thousands
Professor Munyon is a living embodi
ment of the cheerful creed he preaches.
Virile , well poised , active and energetic ,
he looks as though he would easily at
tain the century age limit which he de
clares is the normal one. He said :
"I want the people of the world to
know my opinions on the subject of
health , which are the fruit of a life-time
devoted to healing the sick , people of
America. There isn't a building In this
city big enough to house the people in
.this State alone who have found health
through my methods. Before I get
through there won't be a building big
enough to house my cured patients In
this city alone.
"I want , most of all , to talk to the sick
people the invalids , the discouraged
ones , the victims of nerve-wearing , body-
racking diseases and ailments for these
are the ones to whom the message of
hope which I bear will bring the great
"I want to talk to the rheumatics , the
sufferers from stomach trouble , the ones
afflicted with that noxious disease , ca- '
tarrh. I want to tell my story to the
women who have become chronic in
valids as a result of nervous troubles. I
want to talk to the men who are 'all run
down , ' whose health has been broken by
overwork , improper diet , late hours and
other causes , and who feel thfc creeping
clutch of serious , chronic Illness.
"To these people I bring a story of
hope. I can give thorn a promise of bet
ter things. 1 want to astonish them by
showing the record of cures performed
through my new system of treatment ,
"I have taken the best of the ideas
from all schools and embodied them in
. new system of treatments individually
adapted to each particular case. I have
no cure alls , ' but my present method of
attacking disease Is the very best thought
of modern science. The success which I
have had with these treatments in this
city and all over America proves its effi
cacy. Old methods must give away to
new medical science moves. I know what
my remedies are doing for humanity
everywhere. I know what they will do
lor the people of this city. Let me prove
my statements that's all I ask. "
The continuous stream of callers and
mail that comes to Professor James M.
Munyon at his laboratories , Fifty-third
.and Jefferson streets , Philadelphia , Pa. ,
keeps Dr. Munyon and his enormous
corps of expert physicians busy.
Professor Munyon makes no charge for
consultation or medical advice : not a
penny to pay. Address Prof. J. M. Mun
yon , Munyon's Laboratories , Fifty-third
Jefferson streets , Philadelphia , Pa.
She Old Brown said if he "were
twenty-five years younger he would
He Twenty-five years younger ?
Why , that's just my age.
She Oh , Charlie , this is so sud-
Tobacconist You learned long ago
iow to pack a barrel of apples , didn't
you , TJncle John ?
Horticulturist Sure thing , Billy ;
same as you packed that box of cigars
I bought of yoy the other day all the
nice ones in the top row.
In all its forms among all ages of
horses , as well as dogs , cured and others
In the same stable prevented from having
the disease with SPOHN'S DISTEMPER
CURE. Every bottle guaranteed. Over
" 750.000 bottles sold last year. Best remedy
for chicken cholera. 50 cents and $1.00 a
"bottle. $5 and $10 the dozen. Any good
druggist , or send to manufacturers. Write
lor free book. Spohn Medical Co. , Spec.
Contagious Diseases , Goshen , Ind. , U.S.A.
A Humane Man.
Elderly Countess Catch this big
: fly , Johann , but do it carefully , and
put him outdoors without injury.
Footman It's raining outdoors ,
< x > unie8s. Shall I give him an umbrel
la ? Mergendorfer Blaettef.
First Summer Girl So you thought
a man was coming ?
Second Summer Girl Yes ; but as
-we got a closer view we saw it was
-only a bird. . Puck.
BEAUTIFUL POST CARDS FREE
Send 2c stamp for flvo samples of my very choic
est Gold Embossed Birthday , Flower and Motto
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Efficiency In the Forest.
The Babes in the Woods were lost.
"There is no hope , " they cried ,
" 'they will try to find us by a filing
ALL OVER NEBRASKA.
Valentine Experimental Farm.
Cherry County. Regent Copeland
Chancellor Avery , Dean Burnett anc
Prof. L. W. Chase , all of the Univer
sity of Nebraska , visited the Valentine
experimental farm and inspected the
work already done. After a thorough
inspection they decided to recom
mend to the board of regents that a
dairy barn to accommodite thirty head
of cows with calves be erected , alsc
a 100-ton concrete reinforced silo and
if possible that the work be hurried
through before cold weather sets in.
A concrete arched cave for roots
and to accommodate the generator ,
etc. , of a 100-light acteylene gas plant
is now in course of construction as
well as a sixty-foot long , two-story
fire-proof implement shed , seed house ,
ice storage house , dairy rooom , pump
ing room and work shop.
A complete water system has been
installed at the station , consisting of
a 6,000-gallon capacity tank , placed on
a thirty-foot tire. There also has been
built a straight road between the sta
tion and the east end of Catherine
street , graded up in fine shape. The
visitors from Lincoln'expressed them
selves more than satisfied with the
work done here and are encouraged to
make these recommendations by the
unlocked for amount of stock food
available on the farm.
Indian Killed by Train.
Cherry County. Turning Bear , an
Indian , was struck and killed instantly
by a west-bound passenger train. His
family were all on the station plat
form and he was running trying to
get there also from the other side of
the track. Spectators who saw the
whole thing say that he was not three
feet from the engine when he tried
to cross and it seemed as though he
ran right into the engine. He was
dragged about thirty feet and his
body horribly mangled , both feet
being cut off , his head crushed to a
pulp and his body cut open.
Mr. McBrien Resigns.
Lancaster County. J. L. McBrien ,
vho has been director of the univer
sity extension bureau , and who has
been assailed frequently since he has
been in that position , has announced
that he will leave that department of
the state's work October 1 , for the
purpose of becoming actively con
nected with the National Lyceum bu
reau , the headquarters of which are
Cherry County. C. W. Cramer and
his wife of Valentine celebrated their
golden wedding at the Valentine city
park , where , in the large pavilion a
banquet was spread for over 100
guests. C. W. Cramer was born in
Knox county , Ohio , October 29 , 1839 ,
and Phoebe Jane Gaskill was born
November 22 , 1842 , at Bluffton , O.
Sackett Law Enforced.
Platte County. After being in force
for four years , the Sackett law found
its first victim , Marshal Frank Echolt
of Humphrey being discharged by the
town board immediately after the
hearing on the charges of lax enforce
ment of law in the town had been
concluded before Governor before
Sues Railroad for $40,000.
Buffalo County. Mrs. Ethel E.
Bleau , widow of Orell A. Bleau , who
on July 13 was killed in an automo
bile accident at a crossing three or
four miles east of Overton , has filed
suit in the district court against the
Union Pacific railroad company for
Pioneers Hear Addresses.
Scottsbluff County. Judge Dean and
W. H. Thompson were among the
speakers at the big reunion held at
Scottsbluff Secretary of State Addison -
son Wait is another of the big ones.
Judge Dean gave a very pleasing ad
dress his characteristic style and
several thousand people were in at
Requisition for lowans.
Lancaster County. Gov. Aldrich is
sued a requisition for C. W. West and
L. L. Nutt , held in jail at Council
Bluffs , la. The men are charged with
securing money under false pretense.
The charges are made by W. F. Nickle
of College View.
Infantile Paralysis at Nebraska City.
Otoe County. The first case of
poliomyelitis or infantile paralysis in
Nebraska City has developed at the
home of Charles Lee , a drayman , re
siding in the northern part of the city.
The board of health has taken the
sase in hand.
Horses and Barn Burned.
Franklin County. During an elec
tric storm the barn of J. Quadhammer ,
living one mile north of Hildreth , was
struck by lightning and burned. Five
iiorses were in the barn , and Mr.
Quadhammer succeeded in getting
: hree of them out ; the other two
iorses and a quantity of hay and feed
Washington dispatch. The official
ist of letters patent of invention is-
> ued from the United States patent
> ffice at Washington , to inhabitants of
Nebraska , for the week ending Sep-
: ember 2 , 1911 , follows : James Allen
) Omaha , for return bend pipe ; John
N. Little and C. W. Kelly of McCook ,
lay rake or sweep-rake ; Thomas H.
Perfield of Omaha , for filing device for
sheet music : Charles G. Wallace of
Castings , for coal chute ; Lee J. West-
- " of Omaha , for incubator alarm.
NEED OF DUST.1AOLCI
Many Crops in Time of Droush
Saved by Method.
Blanket of Finely Pulverized 'Soil o
the Surface Will Conserve Mois
ture Almost Entirely for *
Ordinarily when one thinks of th
conditions that are imperative t
insure the production of a farm cro ;
of any kind that may be grown , h
thinks of the fertile soil as the mos
important of all. And it Is , of course
absolutely necessary that a soil wit !
abundant plant food be planted 01
to get a crop.
But the soil , or rather the plan
food , although absolutely necessarj
it is not a bit more so than the need
ed amount of moisture.
Fortunately water is in sufficien
supply as a rule to make the ordl
nary crops on most of the arabli
land. Of course , in the arid region :
the water supply Is obtained fron
streams , created mainly by meltinj
snows , and , as a rule , the irrlgatioi
companies know just about wha
water can bo supplied , and the mai
who has a farm on which he can pu
water from an. irrigation plant is fai
more certain of results than one wh <
gets his water supply by the acts o
The irrigation farmer Is therefore
fa-- more certain as to the outcome o :
his crops than those in the rain belt
who get little or much water , accord
ing to the nainfall.
Ilia water supply is therefore th
most uncertain and most importani
In the greater portion of the arable
lands of this country , says a writer li
Farm Progress. This is so wel
known that no farmer who hat
farmed on irrigated land , having ar
abundance of water , is willing to gc
back to the old method and put hh
dependence on "Providence. "
It Is a most important point tc
know whether , under normal condi
tions , farming in any humid section
can be as safe , free from risk , and
profitable as the business can be
made when one can turn on the wa
ter as he needs without reference tc
I think that all farmers who have
studied the water question in connec
tion with crop making , 'will agree
with me , that a great deal can be
done to conserve the moisture from
all natural resources , and that often &
fairly good crop can be made by
It is hardly safe to say that the
rainfall that is usual in the spring is
sufficient to make a crop without
more rain , but all observant men
have learned that the rational con
servation of moisture can often make
good crops , when the neglect of
this , will be certain to cause a fail
This is a very important point , and
In some seasons it Is absolutely vital
to the making of a fair crop. There Is
no mystery about this ; the point to
keep in mind is to prevent evapora
tion of the water from the soil.
It canno be done entirely ; much
water will evaporate in spite of us ,
and much will go on down below the
reach of plant roots ; but in seasons
3f only ordinary drought it is pos
sible to conserve enough moisture to
make a fair crop of corn , tobacco , po
tatoes and other hoed crops.
The "dust mulch , " or blanket of
Snely pulverized soil on the surface ,
say three or four inches deep , will
stop -the waste of water almost en-
: irely. In fact , if the soil is kept
stirred on the surface quite often , it
nay be truthfully said that all the.
nolsture may be kept In the ground
'or the use of the crops.
Of course , we can never tell at the
jeginning of the season whether it is
joing to be a wet season or a dry
) ne , but If a man cultivates with
eference to keeping the moisture in
: he soil , it will be all the better in
; ase of a very wet season , and it may
> e the salvation of the crop in case
) f severe drought. So it is wise to
ceep this in mind.
It Is therefore very important for
me to plant no more land than he
: an cultivate perfectly , and always
n a dry season to keep the soil
itirred to a depth of two or three
nches > N matter whether the culti-
ratioii * s actually needed or not ,
itirring as often as possible a few
nches of the surface will stop the
: scape as absolutely as a cover of
Those who doubt this method of
avlng crops from suffering by
irought should try this method thor-
iughly. It takes labor , but it may
ave the crops. I know from experi-
Alfalfa With Corn Ration.
Alfalfa makes an excellent pasture
or hogs. Hogs pastured through the
ummer on alfalfa should have a light
eeding of corn. For winter feeding
Ifalfa hay makes rapid gains for
ogs. A- ration of three-fourths corn
nd one-fourth alfalfa is best for St
ing hogs for market , but in very
oung hogs the proportion should be
How to Tell a Pullet.
An Australian authority says that a
ullet will show rose-colored veins on
tie surface of the skin , under the
'ings. There will also be long , silky
airs growing there. After a year old
hose hairs disappear , as also do the
eins , and the skin grows white and
einless. The difference can be seen
t a glance.
HARROWING HOLDS MOISTURE
One of Most Important Objects V/est
em Farmer Must Bear in Mind ,
Especially During Fall.
The proper method of farming , un
like many trades or lines of business
cannot be confined by any hard anc
Different soils require different
treatment , and a treatment whicl
might be ideal for one season might
not be equally so for the next. How
ever , the conservation of moisture IE
one of the most important , if not the
most important , objects the western
farmer must keep in mind and con
duct all his operations with that end
He must keep this In mind when fall
plowing , but opinions differ as to the
best method. Some say they harrow
down ; others say leave it rough to
hold the snow. I have observed and
tried both methods , writes Charles
W. N. Tinott in Campbell's Farmer ,
but I always harrow well the ground
as plowed each day , and I will try to
explain why this should give best
results. Almost every season some
rain falls during harvest or later in
the season , so that , as a rule , the
stubble ground turns quite moist ;
and believing the old proverb , "A
bird in hand Is worth two in the
bush , " I think this should be har
rowed at once , for it is surprising
how rapidly newly plowed land will
dry out even in the fall.
Then regarding the holding of
snow , we are told that it takes seven
inches of snow to make one Inch of
water , so it can be seen that even
very roughly plowed land would not
gain a very great amount of water ,
and all snow falling in a melting con
dition will soak in whether smooth or
rough. Then generally the snow ,
when it does begin to melt in the
spring goes quickly , and the ground
still being frozen the water must
either run off or wait to be evap
I must admit that my experience
and observation has left me little
faith in snow as a source of mois
ture. Then , again , in our district we
are troubled with early frosts in the
fall , so that having stubble land har
rowed down all ready for the seeder
is a most decided advantage in help
ing us to get our wheat early , thus
bettering our chances of having our
wheat grade No. 1 hard. Oats and
barley may be sown later and still
escape the frost.
My advice to farmers is therefore to
harrow well each day's plowing.
MAN PREFERS A WINDMILL
No Expense Attached After Once Con.
structed Gasoline Engine is Good
for Cutting Feed.
I prefer a windmill to a gasoline en
gine for pumping water , as there is
practically no expense connected with
it after it is erected. I have used one
aowxfor six years , with a well 240 feet
deep , and supply from 75 to 110 head
of cattle and horses and 50 to 100
head of hogs.
Only recently I put in a lOxlO-foot
supply tank , and this comes in quite
handy , as there are occasionally times
when the wind does not blow for sev-
sral days , and the tank will maintain
the supply , says a writer in the Or-
inge Judd Farmer. A gasoline engine
Is preferable for grinding feed , as the
power is steady and it can be used
it any time , regardless of wind , while
it may also be moved from place to
place where power is needed.
The drains should be properly laid
out and carefully graded.
Be a manufacturer , by converting
; he grain and hay grown upon your
'arm into finished products.
Don't sell hay and grain from your
and , it is poor farming and will make
) oth you and your land poor.
When clover can be grown profit
able crops can be grown and the land
kept up by clover and lime.
If your plants are tall and spindly
thin them out. Do not be afraid to
2ut go at them courageously.
Rich horse manure and urine from
; rain-fed cattle is far superior to fer-
: ilizers and very much cheaper.
Truckers prefer rotted horse ma-
lure for vegetables , as it is finer ,
icher and can be spread easily.
The only way to decrease the
imount of smut in corn is to pluck
) ff the smut-balls and burn them.
Good seed , good cultivation , good
: omen sense are a pretty good com-
) ination , if good crops are desired.
It is a great thing to know just
vhen a plant needs water. It is a
natter that requires close observa-
String beans should be drilled in
louble rows six inches apart with
ust enough space between to allow
Keep up the warfare on weeds in
he cornfields these hot days , when
ioil moisture needs to be conserved
o its utmost limit.
A profitable crop cannot be grown
in land deficient in humus , which is
he same thing as rotted sod or rotted
tmnure with fertilizer alone.
The loss incurred from plant dls-
: ases is often underestimated by the
armer , passes unrecognized or is re-
; arded as natural and inevitable.
There is no professional study that
equires closer work than does the
levelopment of the corn plant a-
ombination of brain , toil and nature.
It has been found that the seeds of
aany weeds will retain their vitality
or fifteen to twenty-five years , pos-
ibly longer , and not all of the given
ear's seed grows in any one year.
Wife John , I listened to you for
half an hour last night , while you
were talking in your sleep.
John Thanks , dear , for your self-
"WHY SHOULD I USE
CUTICURA SOAP ?
"There is nothing the matter with
my skin , and I thought Cuticnra Soap
was only for akin troubles. " True , It
is for skin troubles , but its great mis
sion is to prevent skin troubles. For
more than a generation its delicate
emollient and prophylactic properties
have rendered It the standard for this
purpose , while its extreme purity and
refreshing fragrance give to it all the
advantages of the best of toilet soaps.
It is also invaluable in keeping the
hands soft and white , the hair live
and glossy , and the scalp free from
dandruff and irritation.
While its first cost is a few cents
more than that of ordinary toilet
soaps , it is prepared with such care
and of such materials , that it wears
to a wafer , often outlasting several
cakes of other soap , and making its
use , in. practice , most economical.
Cuticura Soap is sold by druggists and
dealers everywhere , but the truth of
these claims may be demonstrated
without cost by sending to "Cuticura , "
Dept. 23 L , Boston , for a liberal sam
ple cake , together with a thirty-two
page book on the skin and hair.
Apropos of the jubilee of the death
of Mrs. Browning , it is not generally
known that the event occasioned one
of the tenderest things her husband
ever wrote. He tended her alone the
night before she died , and wrote of
her passing in a letter of infinite pa
thos addressed to their mutual friend ,
Mrs. Blagdon : "Then came what my
heart will keep till I see her again ,
and longer the most perfect expres
sion of her love to me within my
knowledge of her. Always smiling and
with a face like a girl's ; and in a
few minutes she died in my arms , her
head on my cheek. . . . There was
no lingering or acute pain , nor con-
sciousnes of separation. God took
her to himself as you would lift a
sleeping child from a dark , uneasy bed
into your arms and the light. "
SPENT HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS.
A Case of Terrible Kidney Trouble
and How It Was Cured.
Charles E. Berg , 815 N. Sixth St. ,
Walla Walla , Wash. , says : "A sharp
pain like the stab of a knife caught
me while stooping and after that it
was with me con
stantly. I became so
bad I had to take to
my bed. My face
swelled and my kid
neys were in terrible
shape. I lost weight ,
, and was bothered by
dizzy spells. I spen
hundreds of dollars
without relief. Doan's Kidney Pills
cured me permanently and I believe
they saved my life. "
"When Your Back is Lame , Remem
ber the Name DOAN'S. "
For sale by druggists and general
storekeepers everywhere. Price 50c.
Foster-Milburn Co. , Buffalo , N. Y.
New Idea in Judicial Lore.
The suggestion of a French judge ,
who presided at a breach of promise
suit , has aroused the interest' Amer
ican men and women. The suggestion
is that when young people become engaged -
gaged an agreement to marry should
be drawn up with a clause providing
damages if it is broken.
"So lightning struck Speeder's au
tomobile ? "
"Well , Speeder claims it was his au
tomobile that struck the lightning. "
If you have occasion to pick your
company , use a magnifying glass.
WHERE WIGGINS FELL DOWN
Employer Now Realizes That Thert
Are Such Things as Grand
mothers of Office Boys.
Outside hia own cleverness there la
nothing that so delights Mr. Wiggins
as a game of baseball , and when ho
gets a chance to exploit the two at the
same time he may be said to be
the happiest man in the world. Hence
it was that the other day , when little
red-headed Willie Mulligan , his office
boy , came sniffling into his presence
to ask for the afternoon off that he
might attend his grandmother's fu
neral , Wiggins deemed It a masterly
stroke to answer :
"Why , certainly , Willie. What's
more , my boy , if you'll waft for me 111
go with you. "
"All right , sir , " sniffed Willie , as he
returned to his desk and waited pa
And lo and behold , poor little Willie
had told the truth , and when he and
Wiggins started out together , the lat
ter not only lost one of the best
games of the season , but had to at
tend the obsequies of an old lady in
whom he had no Interest whatever.
"Mrs. Flubbit appears to be some
what cold and distant since Mr. Flub
bit acquired wealth. "
"Yes. While she isn't quite so frigId -
Id as the show girls in musical com
edies , still , she Is unbearably
Mrs. WInslowa Bootning nyrnp for Chlldreti
teething , softens the gums , reduce * Inflamma
tion , alloys paiD.cures wina colic. 25c a bottle.
Accept your limitations. Seize your
opportunities. Enjoy the good of
the hour. Improve the bad and if
you fail , let It drop. J. S. Blackle ,
Cement Talk No. 5
The term "barrels"
is usually used in
speaking of quantities
of cement. However , ce
ment is seldom actually
packed in barrels. A bar
rel is the unit of measure
and simply means four sacks ,
each sack weighing 95 Ibs.
Uiicversal Port/and Cement is
packed in paper or cloth sacks ;
in most cases cloth sacks are
used. Universally of the best
quality of Portland Cenent pos
sible to manufacture. Forty
million sacks are made and
Consumed yearly in this country. The
railroads use hundreds of thousands ol
barrels. It is used by the biggest ar-
: hitects and contractors in the cities
md the government uses it extensively in all
departments. If you have any concrete work
: o do , ask your dealer for Universal. It is
: he best for concrete work of any kind.
UNIVERSAL PORTLAND CEMENT CO.
Northwestern Office , Minneapolis
\NNUAL OUTPUT 10.000.000 BARRELS
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dure through weakness or displacement of the womanly
organs. Mrs. Lizzie White of Memphis , Tenn. , wrote
Dr. R. V. Pierce , as follows :
" At times I was hardly able to be on my feet ,
I believe I bad every pain and ache a woman
could have. Had a very bad case. Internal
organs were very much diseased and my back
was very weak. I suffered a great deal with
nervous headaches , in fact , I suffered all over.
This was my condition -when I wrote to yon for
advice. After taking your 'Favorite Prescrip *
tion' for about three months can say that my
health was never better. ' *
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Do not permit a dishonest dealer to substitute for this medicine which has ft
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