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"N Valley City Times Record VALLEY CITY, NORTH DAKOTA. L. P. HYDE Editor and Manager. Subscription, $1.50 a year, in advance Entered at the ooatoffice in Valley City, No. Dak., as second class mail matter. Official Paper of City and County. The advertisements are essentially a newspaper themselves. No news dispatch from Washington or London comes home so closely as the things affecting home life that are being dnoe in our stores day by day. Business has its events, it crises, its opportunities, like the bigger life played on the national stage. When a merchant, after a tussle with man ufacturers and importers, gets a 'block of goods at a low price that has a high value, it is an event far more intimately connected with home life than most of the news that news papers print. 'When he finds that through his own error of judgment, or because of sea sonal conditions beyond human con trol, he has overstocked, and must close out to turn his goods to cash, that too is a (public event more im portant to the housewife than some far off earthquake or fire with all its tragedy. Discriminating buyers know very well that there are always bargains in every store. There are many condi tions that compel merchants at var ious times to offer goods at prices below their real worth. No human mind can estimate just what kind of goods the public will take to. The over stock on certain lines often consists of the most substantial goods which did not sell because not showy enough. Notes must be paid, and new stock must be put in, and the re sult is a profit for the wary trailer of bargains. Years ago, the customer had to come around and dig special valu.es out iby her own persistence. Today, the advertisement writer saves her, all that bother, and she finds in her favorite newspaper a full directory1 of special values. Wherefore newspaper readers who take the pains to go through the ad vertising columns, almost invariably find things meeting their needs, to be had at a lower price for some good reason. MAKING BUSINESS OF ATHLETICS One of the most marked character istics of the American team of ath letics now making such high marks at Stockholm is the tendency of the men from this county to take athletic work very seriously. With the British, athletics is al ways a kind of side issue, a gentle man's deversion, which he takes up more or less incedentally to other pursuits. The American is too whole hearted to consider even sport in this manner. What is worth doing at all is worth doing well. If he is going into ath letics, he goes in to win, and no means Qf winning will pass untried. On the whole it is a fine spirit. With some men it leads to the frittering away of energy in pursuits disconnect ed with the real ends of life. But •with others it is a great training to learn to do some one particular thing better than anyone else, no matter if it is merely running 100 yards. The same spirit taken into business spells a grand success. Dry Goods Simon's Gloves Warner's Corsets r?^fV V:::.S^r i1 y:: N ,-/','- .^:v'vV'-. 'V' ..' 12 ALWAYS BARGAINS IN THE STORES. 'Newspaper readers who see only the news columns are far from getting the whole news, Farmers' Mercantile Go. General Merchandise Selz and Gotzian Shoes Fancy and Staple Groceries Bour's Royal Garden Teas and Coffee Marquette and A. C. Canned Goods E. K. MYHRE, Mgr 117* *v iBarnes county has been remarkably fortunate in the weather enjoyed to date. Not in many years have con ditions been so favorable, especially in view of the fact that many coun ties are suffering from heavy hail losses. In many places the stand is so heavy that it looks like lodged grain. The third party idea does not seem to be making much progress. The progressives of IMichigan and Minne sota have adopted resolutions in which they repudiate the third or Roosevelt party idea. Senator La Follette's argument against the formation of a third party is interesting reading. Both La Fol lette and Roosevelt are good men, the chief difference being that one seems to know how to take defeat while the other does not. The Emmons County Republican claims that in politics every knock is a boost. The editor of the Courier-News en quiries, "should a man who finds his trousers stolen from a Pullman and has to send the porter out for another pair tip the porter?" That's a point of etiquette we can't decide but we feel confident (Bro. Cushing found a solution to the problem. The Ellendale Record announces that it will support the Republican state and county tickets as nominated at the June primaries. The disposition on the part of the state press to support L. B. Hanna's candidacy regardless of faction augurs well for his overwhelming election in the fall. Some places are getting too much rain, and some places are not getting enough, and now it remains to be de termined whether the wicked Demo ocrats or the dastardly Republicans are too blame for such doings. With great joy the small boy watch es the garden drying up, which means fewer potatoes for him to dig by and by. With a general reduction of fifteen to twenty per cent in express rates, the public will have some release. This was ordered by the Interstate Commerce Commissioners and it came after one of the hardest and most thorough examinations ever made by the commissioners. Cheaper express will bring the villages and rural dis tricts closer to the large cities and will make a still larger boost for the mail order business. STAFFORD LOSES ENTIRE CROP. Seymour Stafford, the genial pro prietor of the "tLittle Midway News Stand" was one of the losers in the heavy hail storm which swept Bow man county July 11th. iHis loss is to tal and the strip covered by the storm which was 20 miles long and five miles wide is as black as when it was seed ed. "Staff" insured the 7th and was wiped out the l'lth. That's going some. He is trying to figure out now whether he was lucky or unlucky, as his crop was a fine stand. The hail was two inches deep on the ground af ter the storm. PLAYS AT STATE FAIR. •Prof. Perfect will play with the Put man band during the state fair next week at Fargo. This band is to be congratulated in securing the services of this talented musician. As a clari net player Prof. Perfect ranks with the. best in the country. A. E. Lundy, of Leal, was transact I ing business here Thursday. Men's Furnishings Patterson Hats Hallmarck Shirts 1 *v -"5* 7 WKKKLY TIME»HECORP THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1912. THE RETAILER AS A BUSINESS MAN: AN APPRECIATION. 'The great mass of business is, of cotirse, done by men whose business is either small or of moderate size. The middle-sized business men form an element of strength which is of literally incalculable value to the na tion. Taken as a class, they are among our best citizens. They have not been Beekers after enormous for tunes they have been moderately and justly prosperous, by reason of deal ing fairly with their customers, com petitors, and employes. They are sat isfied with a legitimate profit that will pay their expenses of living and lay by something for those who come af ter, and the additional amount neces sary for the betterment and improve ment of their plants. "The average business man of this type is, as a rule, a leading citizen of his community, foremost in every thing that tells for its betterment, a man whom his neighbors look up to and respect an integral part of his community, bone of its Ibone and flesh of its flesh."—Theodore iRoosevelt. The Small Town: William Allen White in a eulogy of the small town says: 'HSreat cities give much in alms, hut little in justice. Only as we know each other well can we treat each other justly and the city is a wilder ness* of careless strangers whose In stincts of humanity are daily becom ing more and more blunted to suffer ing, because in the nature of things suffering in cities must be impersonal. "The American country town, the town of from one hundred to one hundred thousand people, preserves better than the crowded city and better than the lonely ranch and iso lated farm life, the things that make America great. "The preservation of the home trade to the home town carries witfc it the preservation of many of our American institutions." If the communities of this country are essential to its prosperity if the preservation of the small town is con ceded to be essential to the conserva tion of then whatever menaces the small town menaces the civilization of this country. We believe that a good live town, with live merchants making some thing more than a living, are as much of a necessity in the commercialism of our country afe is the farmer or the manufacturer. For no sue. cag deny that every acre of land has Increased in value in proportion to its prox imity to a good town or city, and de preciates in value just In proportion to its distance from a good town or city. And yet, though the trend of all this argument is directed towards proving that the preservation of the small store, one fact must never be lost sight of: The small town does not exist for the sake of the stores which form its back bone. Neither does the country around it owe to the stores of the town a sacrificial tribute. We retailers must justify our stores the town our stores have cre ated the principle of ibuying across the counter. We can only do this by awakening to the nature of the re sponsibility which we have assumed, and by a realization of the nature of the problems with which we are con fronted. Otherwise, we will reserved ly vanish from the face of the earth." TAFT. Colliers: He thought that the in terpreting of statutes was all there was of life or office. The spirit of the times went by him. He lacked en ergy in repleated public addresses he used stronger words than Roosevelt ever did concerning certain abuses of the courts, but the beneficiaries of those wrongs never worried but at a single speech from Roosevelt in pri vate life they flew into panic. Taft "meant well feebly." The pulblic did not feel strongly against him—he never inspired so robust an emotion as hate. People didn't think of him as having the will to do evil rather they felt sorry for him as an easy-go ing man in a strenuous time, one to whom ease and sleep were more at tractive than the strife that was ne cessary to keep his foothold. In the unhurried quiet of some inferior bench minutely comparing tweedledee and tweedledum, his flaws might never have come out, and he might have ended-his years, not with any particu lar glory, of course, but certainly with out opprobhium. The country blam ed his environments more than the indolence which permitted those en vironments to be what they were Dolliver's epigram crystalized the public conception of Taft: "A large amiably body, closely surrounded by persons who know exactly what they want." Some pretty grave faults in his character came out for example, his participation ia-ihe forging of a public document to escape the embar rassing consequences of a false posi tion but the public thought of this as the petty subterfuge of a feeble man rather than the big wickedness of a malevolent one. Tlf JST vi »A i* The forenoon was spent comparing the several assessment rolls of the county. On motion duly seconded and car ried the board adjourned to meet at nine o'clock a. m., July 2nd, 1912. Attest Uxbridge ... 6.32 (No (Chg. Pierce 6.32 INo Chg. Vil. of Rogers ... 7.63 INo Chg. Vil. of Nome .... 7.95 iNo Chg. Vil. of Sanborn .. 8.87 INo Chg. Vil. of Dazey .... 9.20 (No iChg. Vil. of Litchville 6.69 .No (Chg. Vil of Wimbledon 8.23 iNo 'Chg. •Decrease On motion duly seconded and car ried board adjourned to mee't at nine o'clock a. m. July 3rd, 1912. IAffpof l\h'*ft* if 4 «.*Ji 1 1 vi COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION Valley City, .N. D., July 1st, 1912. Board of Equalization met in ac cordance with Section 1528 Revised Codes of 1905. Present Commissioners Cox, Jaberg, Hanson and Kretschmer. After taking the required oath of office the board organized by electing Commissioner Jaberg Chairman and C. W. Nelson, clerk. C. W. NIEHJSON, Clerk. Valley City, N. D., July 2nd, 1912. Board met pursuant to adjournment. -All members present. After comparing the several assess ment rolls of the county that for the purpose of equalizing the value of lands in Barnes county the following values be set and percentage of in creases and decreases be made to equalize the valuation: Raritan $6.25 .05 Binghampton ... 6.59 INo Chg. Spring Vale .... 6.48 No Chg. Oriska 6.31 .05 Weimer 6.12 No Chg. Minnie Lake .... 6.16 (No Chg. Ellsbury ........ 5.90 No Chg. Thordenskjold .. 6.72 No Chg Norma 6.56 'No Chg. Cuba 6.26 .05 Alta 5.03 .25 Noltimier 5.37 .10 Qrand Prairie ..4.91 .12 Baldwin 5.67 No Chg Oakhill 5.69 'No Chg. Nelson 5.41 No Chg. Marsh 4.47 .25 Fourth Com 6.35 No Chg. 6.35 Getchell 6.85 No Chg. 6.84 Third Com 515 No Chg. Silbey-trail 5.29 iNo Chg.. Spring Creek .... 5.79 iNo Chg, Skandia 5.41 .08 Green 5.50 iNo Chg. Hobart 5.30 .25 Stewart 5.88 .05 Rogers €.28 (No Chg. Dazey 4.03 .65 Rosebud 5.80 .08 Svea 4.98 .10 Hemen 5.42 No Chg. Potter 6.65 (No Chg. Anderson 6.25 No Chg. Edna 3.79 .70 Lake Town 5.86 .02 Greenland 6.22 *.01 Meadow Lake 5.47 iNo Chg. 'Mansfield 5.77 .03 Eckelson 3.96 .51 Brimer 5.W .04 S6.56 6.59 6.48 6.63 6.12 6.16 5.90 6.72 6.56 6.57 6.30 5.91 5.50 5.67 5.59 5.41 5.59 5.15 5.29 5.79 5.84 5.50 6.63 6.17 6.28 6.65 6.26 5.48 5.42 6.65 6.25 6.44 5.98 6.16 5.47 5.94 5.98 5.74 6.32 6.32 7.63 7.95 8.37 9.20 6.69 8.23 W. NEXiSON, Clerk. Valley City, N. D., July 3rd, 1912. Board met pursuant to adjournment. All members present. On motion duly seconded and car ried the following changes were made in the assessment of structures on farm lands: Raritan 17 Binghampton No Change Spring Vale 20 Oriska 10 Weimer .331-3 Minnie Lake No Change Ellsbury (No Change Thordenskjold No Change Norma .10 Culba 20 Alta 40 Noltimier .50 Grand Prairie 201 Baldwin 15 Oakhill No Change Nelson 10 Marsh No Change Fourth Com No Change Getchell .10 Third Com (No (Change Sibley-traiL 10 Spring Creek No Change Skandia No Change Green .15 Hobart Stewart Rogers Dazey Rosebud Svea .. Hemen Potter Anderson No Change tfdna No Change. Lake Town No Change Greenland No Change Meadow Lake No Change Mansfield 70 Eckelson 50 Brimer No Change Uxibfidge .10 Pierce 30 Village of Rogers 25 Village of Nome No Change Village of Sanborn ...... No Change Village of Dazey .125 Village of Litchville No Change Village of Wimbledon .... 20 .Raritan Oriska Minnie Lake Cub a Alta Grand Prairie 'Marsh Fourth Com. Third Com. ... Green Hobart Andferson Edna Lake Town ... Greenland Meadow Lake Mansfield Eckelson .15 .10 .50 .150 .40 .50 .10 .10 On motion duly seconded and car ried board adjourned to meet at two o'clock p. m., July 3rd, 1912. 'Attftdt* C. W. NELSON, Clerk. Valley City, N. ID., July 3rd, 1912 Board met pursuant to adjournment. All members present. On motion duly seconded and car ried the following changes were made in the assessment of Lots: Leal, raised .300 (Litchville, raised .20 ~?/f *#.%grtr5- fisstBti Afraid of Ghosts Many people are afraid of ghosts. Pew people •re afraid of germs. Yet the ghost is a fancy and the germ is a fact. If the germ could be magnified to a sixe equal to its terrors it would appear more terrible than any fire-breathing dragon. Germs can't be avoided. They are in the air we breathe, the water we drink. .. The germ can only prosper when the condition of the system gives it free scope to establish it Mil and develop. When there a deficiency of vital ibrn, languor, restlessness, a sallow cheek, hollow eye, when the appetite i* poor and the sleep is broken, it ie time to guard against the germ. Yon can fortify the body against all germs by the use of Dr. Pierce's Gold en Medical Discovery. It increases the vital power, cleanses the system of dogging impurities*, enriches the blood, puts the stom •eh and organs of digestion and nutrition in working condition, so that the germ finds no weak or taintod spot in which to breed. "Golden Medical Discovery" contains no alcohol, whi^icy or habit-forming drugs. AH its ingredients printed on its outside wrapper. It is not a seoret nostrum but a medicine or KNOWN COMPOSITION and with a record of 40 ytars of cures. Aeeept no substitute—there is nothing iiw ns don^." Ask your neighbors. On motion duly seconded and car ried the following changes were made in the assessment of Structures on Lots: Lea}, raised 50 Rogers, raised 25 Litchville, raised .10 On motion duly seconded and car ried the Structures of the Russell Mill er Milling Company were reduced from $46,000 to $42,000 as recommend ed by City Assessor for reason of er ror. On motion duly seconded and car ried board adjourned to meet at ten o'clock a. m. July 5th, 1912, Attest: C. W. NELSON, Cleric. Valley City, N. D., July 5th, 1912. Board met .pursuant to adjournment. Present Commissioner Jaberg, Mud gett, Hanson and Kretschmer. After comparing the several assess ment rolls, the following changes were made in the values of personal praperty: HORSES ONE YCEAlR OLD. Oriska 07 Baldwin .04* Potter Lake Town Village of Dazey .10 .114 .07 OLD AMD OVER. Inc. Dec. .23 .04 .02 .03 .05 .02 .02 .06 .14 .40 .02 .03 .08 .35 .03 .03 .06 .05 .40 .15 .05 .15 Village of Dazey Village of Nomo Village of Litchville ... City Of Valley City .10 On motion duly seconded and car ried the board adjourned to meet at two o'clock p. m. July 5th, 1912. (AltAfit C. W. NELSON, Clerk. Valley City, N. D., July 5th, 1912. Board met pursuant to adjournment. All members present. On motion duly seconded and car ried the following changes were made in the assessment on Personal 'Prop erty: STAILLJONB. Raritan Binghamipton (Minnie Lake Cuba Alta Noltimier 'Nelson Getchell Third Com Skandia 100 Green ... Dazey ... Rosebud 'Svea .... Potter .., Anderson Edna .... Mansfield Eckelson 100 "Uxbridge Village of Nome Village of Litchville CATTLE ONE YEAR OLD. Inc. Dec. Raritan 85 'Minnie Lake 20 Cuba .20 Alta .10 Baldwin 10 IMarsh .03 Third Com. .10 Spring Creek 20 Rosebud 20 Hemen 20 Anderson .03 Lake Town .10 Mansfield 20 Eckelson .v.... .20 Brimer .20' Uxbridge 20 Pierce .................... .03 Village of Sanborn 20 City of Valley City 20 C1ATTLE TWO YEARS OLD Inc. Dec. Raritan lis Oriska ,01 Grand Prairie .05 Third Com .20 Skandia Svea Lake Town 20 Uxbridge .25 'Pierce Litchville cow® 'Raritan Oriska (Minnie Lake Grand Prairie Getchell Third Com. .. Lake Town Village of Dazey OXBN Oakhill .03 .08 .50 HORSES TWO CEAR8 OLD. Inc. Dec. Raritan 25 Grand Prairie 03 Baldwin 08 Fourth Com. 06 Third Com 331-3 Potter -07 Lake Town 28 Greenland 02 (Meadow Lake 04 Eckelson 13 iBrimer 03 Pierce 02 Village of Sanborn 10 Village of Litchville .. City of Valley City .... Raritan Oriska IMinnie Lake Thordenskjold Alta Noltimier Baldwin Oakhill •Nelson Marsh iSibley-trail ... 'Green Dazey Rosebud .Svea Edna Lake Town .., Greenland ... Pierce Inc. Dec. .15 .100 Third Com .14 (Sibley-trail .35 'Slpring Creek .45 .15 .70 .40 .10 .100 .40 .'20 .15 .15 70 .20 Greenland .14 .14 .100 .35 .35 .14 Village of Litchville .05 Attpst* .04 .07 .05 .10 (Inc. .65 Dec. .07 .04 .07 .02 .10 .08 .25 .05 Inc. Dec. .25 AtLL OTHER CATTLE. Inc. Dec. Raritan .145 Oriska 90 (Alta 331^ Noltimier .100 Grand Prairie 331-3 Baldwin 65 Fourth Com .100 Third Com .65 Spring Creek 10 (Skandia .75 Hobart 331-3 Dazey 331-3 4 Anderson 331-3 Mansfield 331-3 Uxlbridge 12 Pierce 331-3 iJQ MULES 3 YEAIRlS OLD AND OVER. Inc. Dec. Raritan 150 Oriska Minnie Lake Grand Prairie Dazey Hemen Edna Greenland ... Mansfield Valley City .. .05 .23 .02 .60 .50 .07 .05 .05 .10 SHEEP Inc. Dec. .30 .25 .25 .10 ..50 .25 .25 .25 .25 .25 .25 .25 .25 .25 .25 .40 .25 .25 .25 HOGS Raritan Minnie Lake Thordenskjold .. Third Com Skandia Lake Town Eckelson Village of Dazey (Minnie Lake Ellsbury Thordenskjold .. Norma 'Cuba Alta Grand Prairie ... Baldwin Oakhill Inc. .30 Dec. .20 .08 .07 .12 .07 .35 .30 .04 .10 .10 .10 .09 .10 .09 .03 .10 .10 .09 .10 .34 .10 .03 .09 .07 .10 .10 .10 .10 .08 .10 .10 .05 .10 .10 .06 .08 .10 25 Village of Wimbledon .. On motion duly seconded and car ried board adjourned to meet at nine o'clock a. m. July 6th, 1912. C. W. NELSON, Clerk. Valley City, N. D„ July 6th, 1912. 'Board met pursuant to adjournment. Present Commissioners Jaberg, Mud gett, Kretschmer and Hanson. On motion duly seconded and car ried the following changes were made in the assessment of personal property: MBLODEONS, ORGANS, ETC. Inc. Dec. •Raritan ..viiV Grand Prairie Marsh Getchell Skandia Inc. Dec. Raritan 120 Oriska .15 Continued on pace i^sssjf «•£.