VMey City Times Record
"VALLEY CITY. NORTH DAKOTA.
L. P. HYiDE
Editor and Manager.
Jfofeacription, $1.50 a year, in advance
Entered at the postoffice in Valley City.
No. Dak., as second class mail matter.
Official Paper of City and County.
"Notwithstanding all the inconven
Mlouse caused by closing first and sec
postofflces Sunday, there
cafll She much sympathy with the de
stiee of postal clerks for a workless
day ©f rest.
It bardly seems necessary that a
gposioffice employ^ should be kept
family on the world's weekly
AnMav while he's distributing picture
jpost cards and advertising circulars
jEnlo private 'boxes.
The postmaster general has made
jBprovision for newspapers and hotels
really needing Sunday mail, and per
'Siapc some few other classes of the
jp«blie need such accommodation.
The average business man, how-,
^awer, would do better to break off the
jkabit lie has formed ol getting his
Jtenness mail Sundays in all placea
•where the office is open on that day
12 unfavorable news comes Sunday,
fie xarely can take any steps on that
jSmp 1o save himself from disaster. If
goad news comes, it will be just as
£t wall do the business man good to
his ledgers and letters. Let
Helen to the songs of the choir
of reading the howls of his
lers because goods are not de
livered. Or if he is not a church
ggper* the voice of birds will 'be muclh
tetter than the grumblings of pat-
'The wear and tear of 'business
..g^inrte particularly hard on the man
•mlmt insists on opening his mail Sun
daye. With all his assistance gone,
a»f feels helpless in the lonely silence
*sif his store or factory. Difficulties
iiHM in mountains, and the rest day God
taad the law have given us is fretted
avay needlessly. If his mail lies un
£3 Monday, with his helpers around
Aim difficulties will not seem half so
Xtf course the tim6 the postal clerk
mofks Sunday has 'been compensated
tor by time given some other day.
SkI such irregular rest hours don't
mnL 'Even a postal clerk likes to
step with his fellow men, to
when they work, and play when
PUBLICITY OF NEWS
"Very w"holesome reforms often run
£«r eccentric lengths. This is the case
with .the new law ordering newspa
joers ,t» .disclose their owners, includ
Jing stockholders and bondholders
"3ffewspapers must soon file the list of
afcmdfc and other security owners semi
annually, to be printed also semi
annually in an issue of the publica-
.So the "little Eingville Clarion,
y&bi£b .takes part of its pay in cord
«nudir must give up the fact that the
-of the editor, who .does her own
Jiousework, put up 10 per cent of the
r&ash needed to buy the sheet Seems
.a good deal like the policeman who
•was sent out to quell a riot, and end
ed hp by arresting a small boy, does
.-Meanwhile in the case of the Inter
national Octopus, Limited, capital
^10,000,000, which controls a commod
ity In some vast territory, there is a
natural demand that the public should
i&now what returns are being gained
ifrom this monopoly.
JH.odern social ideals sanction this
as "a "just demand. Corporations are
given exceptional privileges on the
.supposition that they can and will
•vender exceptional service to the peo
iJJle. Rewards should be proportioned
t&o .service rendered. 'Where an ab
jztormal reward is gained, from the
tfaxt .of a monopoly existing, the pub
JKe -ax least ought to know it.
&T-these great corporations are yet
atlMe. to keep their more important se
locked in their impregnable
Wherefore it sometimes seems
fca0*'. laws are a net which holds the
hjiaUumws"and lets the big fish through.
fp&T One of the provisions of the' law re
'fejifcraed to: is that all daily newspapers
include ia this public notice a
^jtf*texnent of the number of copies
«d!stribnted to paid subscribers. Now
ike newspapers are not going to kick
on this provision. Most of them
willing that their circulation
.. jjdAoaia be known, «t least to those
haye any business to know it
But suppose every butcher's shop,
every grocery store, every crossroads
general store, were to be required to
file every six months their receipts
for the period previous. How the
cracker barrels would rattle, as the
interference of an officious govern
ment is denounced.
You look out carefully for the ex
terior of your boy as he sets off to
school in September. He must have
shiny shoes, well brushed hair, a clean
necktie, or lie would better stay at
home. But do you know anything
about what they are putting into his
The old fashioned school used to
have a throng of visitors for "exhibi
tion day-" The children sang sweet
little songs about daisies, and spoke
pretty little poems about the birdies.
The question whether they could keep
a cash account or write a hand that
a human being could read was much
in the background.
If a parent happened into the school
on any day but the closing one, a hush
of awe spread over the little faces at
the unaccustomed sight. Teacher
rattled her papers nervously, and the
Visitors are more common in the
modern school. CBut probably not one
parent in ten averages to enter a
school room once a term.
And yet the question what they are
doing with your children is vastly
more important than what the styles
for children's coats are. But parents
do not seem to think so.
The question whether the head of
the woolen company planted the dyna
mite can of course be settled by the
intelligent citizen after reading th©
head lines. Wading through the long
story following of course is not neces
It is claimed that American beef
sells for less in 'England than here.
Perhaps this is 'because the English
man can carry a brown paper parcel
in his hands without being socially
You can't expect the voters to de
cide whether our form of government
shall be revolutionized until after the
world's championship baseball series
The candidates say they will sweep
the country, but will the floor be any
cleaner after they have gone over it?
STATE NEWS NOTES
Green ash does well in North Da
kota, particularly on low land.
Grand Forks police had a strenu
ous bout with an intoxicated man who
wanted to hear Roosevelt speak. He
didn't object to being locked up, but
he did protest against not being al
lowed to hear the speech.
Fred Pedrick, a farmer who lived
near Cuyaga, N. D-, was beaten to
death with a brick by a stranger at
Veblen, S. D.
Bismarck has imported a golf ex
pert from Iowa to teach members of
the Capital City club how to play.
The Kenmare Commercial club has
a membership of 250.
Former Governor J. M. Devine is
a candidate for superintendent of
schools in Ward county.
•Lightning struck the Lansford tele
phone wires and burned out the ex
Just to add insult to the prohibi
tion laws, a man begged money on
the streets of Devils Lake and spent
it for booze.
Ransom county will hold its annual
corn festival Sept. 26, 27 and 28.
Mohall will open bids ,for a new
school house tomorrow.
A man died at Williston the other
day from drinking lemon extract.
Few, if any, medicines, have met
witll the uniform success that has at
tended the use of Chamberlain's 'Colic,
Cholera and -Diarrhoea Remedy. The
remarkable cures of colic and diar
rhoea which it has effected in almost
every neighborhood have given it a
wide reputation. 'For sale by all
Dr. ana Mrs. Spear of Nome are the
guests of Mr. and, Mrs. G. D. Jones
Starts Bad Blaze
HOME OF WALTER COOP HA3 A
CLOSE CALL WHEN TANK
(From Friday's Daily.)
The residence of Walter Coop, at
Eighth and fifth streets, narrowly es
caped destruction by fire at noon to
day, when -the leaking tank of a gaso
line stove caught fire. C. F. Jenson,
who happened to be passing at the
time, hastily closed the doors and
windows of the room, thus smother
ing the fire out
the arrival of
Mrs. Coop was preparing the noon
meal when a trickling stream from
the tank ignited and in an instant
she was enveloped in flames. She
escaped with 'burned hands and Tan
out of the house to sound the alarm.
Mr. Jenson was in front of the house
and hastily closed all the windows
and doors to smother the fire. By the
time the department arrived the fire
had died out, but the heat in the room
was so intense that the wall paper,
shades and curtains were charred to
a crisp, and all the casings and fur
niture blistered and scorched.
The fire was in the kitchen on the
west wing of the house, on the in
ward side, and had the fire gained a
draft it is doubtful if the department
could have saved the building.
SELECTION OF STUDIES THIS
YEAR INDICATES DESIRE
The selection of courses of study
at the high school this year indi
cates that a great number of students
are preparing themselves for college.
A slip was handed each pupil at the
beginning of school, containing the*
list of courses, from which selection
is made. The return on these slips,
canvassed Friday evening by Super
intendent Hanna, showed that there
was evidently a desire on the part
of the students to obtain a higher
"While it is gratifying to note that
the students this year are selecting
Bismarck, N. D., Sept. 6.—The Re
publican state committee, which just
closed its meeting here, adopted the
We affirm our loyalty to the funda
mental principles of the Republican
party and reaffirm our belief in the
protective tariff principles, but we
insist that the present tariff sched
ules should be revised downward to
a point which shall equalize condi
tions of competition between the
United States and foreign countries,
both for the farmer and manufactur
To this end we favor the creation
of a permanent, independent and non
partisan tariff commission.
Said commission shall make its re-"
ports and recommendations direct to
congress, and its report shall be pub
lihed, so that the people may be ad
vised of its investigations and we
further favor the consideration of the
various schedules separately, so that
each may be dealt with on its own
Election of Senators.
We pledge support to the pending
amendment in the constitution for the
election of senators of the United
States by direct vote.
We favor amending the parcels post
law by increasing the weight limit
on food products and reducing the
rates on same to the lowest possible
We favor the enactment of a fed
eral statute providing for the nomina
tion of candidates for president and
vice president by direct vote of the
people at a primary election to be
held in all -states,
AVe favor the enactment of the
Kenyon-Shepard bill providing for the
regulation of liquor shipments under
the interstate commerce law.
We commend the work of the last
state legislature in its establishment
of a non-partisan tax commission and
of a non-partisan board of control
and its general and efficient Taws in
the interests of the people.
Primary Election Law.
The primary election law, bein
devised to give the individual voter
opportunity for larger participation in
the political affairs of the state, we
pledge ourselves to the maintenance
of -the primary principle, and favor
such amendments and improvements
as practical experience may suggest
WSKKLY TlMCS-AKCORD THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1912.
Republican State Committee
Adopts Progressive Planks
studies that will fit them for college,"
said Superintendent Hanna, "parents
should co-operate with their children
in these selections. The slips must
be signed by parents and it would
be to their Interest to carefully con
sider the studies and their relative
importance to the children."
The class of juniors tnis year is the
largest tin the history of the high
school. Thirty-seven were enrolled in
the class during the week, making it
so large that it is necessary to di
vide It. There is also a big class of
The' enrollment at the close of
school Friday evening, compared with
last year, follows:
High school .120 145
Lincoln school 247 247
Ritchie school 232 212
TO ATTEND COUNCIL MEETING.
Mrs. Frank White left Saturday
morning for French Lick Springs, In
diana, to attend a national council
meeting of the General Federation of
Womens* clubs. Mrs. White will also
visit for a few days at her home in
DOPE GIVES IMAN
IDEA OF MARRYING
Grand Forks, Sept. 6.—Seem
ingly bereft of reasoning power,
and with the one idea, that of
getting married, Link Holden was
arrested yesterday afternoon. He
is another addition to the already
long list of men who have been
arrested, supposedly Intoxicated,
and whose condition it is believ
ed has been brought on through
the 'administration of doped
Holden was arrested for ac
costing a local young woman on
the street, offering to buy her a
box of chocolates. At the police
station he declared his intention
of marrying the girl, if she would
have -him. He comes from Hamp
den, N D.
The man was under arrest last
'Saturday for drunkenness. 'At
that time he had $60, while yes
terday he was broke-
We urge the next session of the
legislature to give the people of the
state the opportunity to vote upon the
questions of initiative and referendum
'After a long discussion, which last
ed until an early hour this morning,
the following resolution was adopted,
but a strong protest was made against
it by Judge Young'of Fargo and other
prominent members of *the committee.
The copvention system under which
candidates of United States presidents
are nominated have been frequently
subject to manipulation and has sud
denly grown into popular disfl&vor.
Under its operation, fraud and cor
ruption are well nigh inevitable, and
the will of the majority frequently lg-
nored. The methods employed in the
recent national republican convention
have failed to meet the approval of a
great number of republican voters of
This being true, while we remain
firm in our allegiance to the republi
can party and the principles and poli
ties for which it stands, and pledge
our support to the candidates named
on the state and congressional ticket,
we insist the support of the national
ticket shall not be a test of party
Chairman, Frank Sprague, Grafton.
Secretary, James Foley, Bismarck.
Treasurer, Herve Robinson, Senti
The question of selecting a city for
headquarters was not touched upon
by the committee, though several ven
tured the opinion that it might be Bis
marck. The committee will soon be
called together and this with other
matters disposed of. The executive
committee was chosen by judicial dis
tricts and are as follows:
First District—James Dinnie, Grand
Second—Axle Egland, Bisbee.
Third—N. u. Young, Fargo.
Fourth—iR. J. Hughes, Wahpeton.
Fifth—Fred (Brewster, Harvey.
Sixth—W. P. Tuttle, Dawson.
Seventh—E. Smith Peterson, Park
Eighth—George M. Gray, Kenmare.
Ninth—C, IE,. 'Markey, Pleasant
Tenth—L. A. Simpson, Dickinson.
Eleventh—'G. F, Shafer, Shafer.
Tweiflth—"Charles F. Peterson, New
(By T. H.
"Just the airiest, fairieslt' slip of a
With a Gainsborough Hat, like a but
Tilted up at one* side with the jaun
And a knot of r?d roses sown. in un
Where the shadows, are lost in her
•hair."—James Whitcomb Riley.
There's many a sonnet been penned
to a bonnet.
"Oh, 1 must have a new hat," says
the average woman each season, and
a new hat she gets, even though she
may have to do without some neces
sity. And do you know that this may
seem foolish to some, but in reality
she is wise.
With a pretty hat, fresh and upto
date, even though her suit is not new
but neat and trim, a woman passes
as stylish but let her appear in an
old hat, dejected and hopelessly out
of style and she is referred to as
away behind the times.
And I assure you that the old -hat
seen on a woman's head hasn't the
slightest resemblance to the one she
has on her mind.
Hats Set Differently
On account of the. popular small
coiffure there is a decided change in
the way the hat sets on the head this
The new hats are blocked so as to
fit the head without hat pins, and set
on as securely as do men's hats. The
iMd 8lz€a, Instead ot being round are
a long oval, from front to back, and
the hats set well down over -the head,
but not from the back. They are set
straight on top of the head, and then
pushed down to fit snugly. The hats
are either small or enormous in size,
the small hat has the upturned brim
and the large dress hat droops and
undulates. The large flat hat is some
times trimmed with tulle. A new fea
ture is the introduction of the big tam
crown perfectly flat and as broad as
the hat brim, which is of enormous
size. The hats are all worn low, and
the two color combinations- takes
precedence over the solid color.
Colors in Sombre Effect.'
Autumn colors in millinery con
tinue in sombre effects. The already
too popular black and. white hat ef
fects are being replaced by new
shades in seal skin brown and mole
skin grays, both known as fur shades.
Then we have anew color "eclipse"
—the shade the sun casts during that
Our familiar Alice blue and Copen
hagen of other seasons is called "mid
night blue" this year. Then the ce
rise and a new red called "Blondin1
and our old standby, navy blue, is
designated as corbeau.
One of the new things that the
local milliners are showing .is the
"Jtchekoo'' hat, it is one of the latest
fads of the season, and particularly
good for girls and young misses. They
are made of velvet and can be worn
on either side.
Ribbon for Trimming
There is going -to be a great deal
of ribbon used in trimming and on
nearly all the types of hats. Moire
ribbons, showing a picot finish on the
edge are very good. Charmeuse and
liberty ribbons, which flash and scin
tilate so that they seem to radiate ir
ridenscence, are used in great quan
tities on dress hats of velvet, plush
and moire. Their brilliance is often
veiled with maline tulle or lierre lace,
which effect is especially pleasing
when the ribbon selected is in a vivid
shade of gold, geranium pink, or
Ribbon ruches, pleated, frilled or
shirred, and showing picot, pinked or
scalloped finish on the edses are used
to great advantage on street and af
ternoon hats. Some of the smart
street hats take 'yards and yards of
"Itchekoo" Latest Thing In
Autumn Millinery Creations
'Ostrich bands and ostrich fringes
are very much favored by fashion this
season. Ostrich plumes in the' broad
flat kind averaging 12 inches in
length and between 8. to 12 inches in
•width are immensely popular both
here and abroad-
The long uncurled "dog"-plume,
with its queerly twisted tip maintains
QUESTION: CAN YOU ANSWER
specialty, consultation tree. Office hours, 9-12, 1-5, over liray's
store, Valley City, N. D.
prof F. A. Hunt, Natural •oi«nti»t
NOT MEDICINE NOT SURGERY NOT OSTEOPATHY
Spinal Adjusting Is aNew Method off Getting Well. The cause
of disease is removed. Chronic Disease, Appendicitis and Goiters
disappear quickly and permanently. Phone 155 over City Drug
Store, Valley City, N. D. SPBNCBR O. RUD, Spin* Specialist.
its popularity. Aigrettes and paradise
are also very good this season.
Flowers are going to be used. Large
popples and greatly magnified flus
tered looking roses are featured In
black and shell pink.
tansies in all the beautiful soft
shades and cherries and other fruits
are very popular.
Styles to 8uit All.
There is so much to -oe said about
the hats that 1 could go on and on
forever and then not do them justice.
With such a variety in shapes, ma
terials and trimmings, and their ar
rangements, there is absolutely no ex
cuse for all not being suited. Well—
if femininity can resist this season's
brilliant and. bewoldering display of
beautiful creations shown here and
elsewhere, they are indeed not hu
man—and I doubt even a man's im
munity from a fascinating love of a
Prefers Felony Charge
To Running Blind Pig
RATHER THAN DO 11 YEARS
PRISONER WANTS TO PLEAD
TO STEALING iHORSES.
Rather than face a court on the
charge of "boot legging" George
Woods wants to plead guilty to a
charge of horse stealing and accept
a sentence in the penitentiary.
Woods was arrested in Fargo last
nlght oa a c( aeIllng Jlqat,r
to a threshing machine crew near
Fingal, and was returned to Valley
City by Chief of 'Police Swanson.
When Woods left Fingal he took a
livery rig, which he left at Buffalo
and went on the train to Fargo. The
team was found three days later in
a Buffalo livery stable.
Fellow prisoners have been telling
Woods, who is stranger, what a ter
rible offense it is to "peddle booze''
in North Dakota, and when he w.as
told the minimum sentence for violat
ing the prohiblton laws Is eleven
years, Woods immediately announced
his desire to plead guilty to horse
stealing. He is of the opinion that he
would much rather go to the peniten
tiary two or three years on a charge
of stealing a team, than spend eleven
years behind the bars for illicitly dis
posing of liquor.
No charge for taking the team has
been made against him, and he will
be held on the strength of the other
offense until the district attorney re
turns to consider the matter.
NOTICE TO HUNTERS.
Notice is hereby given that hunting
in Getchell township is strictly for
bidden, by order of the Board of Sup
ervisors. S. E. Harper, Chairman.
Phone society news to society ed
itor, phone No. 4.
The Opportunity is Here, Backed by
Valley City Testimony.
Don't take our word for it.
Don't depend on a stranger's state
Read Valley City endorsement.
Read the statements of Valley City
And decide for yourself.
Here is one case of it:
'George LaMott, 310: Normal Are.,
Valley City, N. D., says. "About a
year ago I began to suffer from kidney
complaint, I had sharp darting paths
in the small of my back at tttfm ac
companied by a dull, grinding ache In
my loins. Other symptoms of kidney
complaint were In evldenoe and I al
ways felt tired and languid. Finally
I got a supply of Doan's Kidney Pills
firom the Dakota Drug Co., and In a
short time after beginning their use,
I was cured." yvv:
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn company, Buf
falo, New York, sole agents for the
Remember the name—'Doan's—and
take no other.
NOTICE TO HUNTERS.
No hunting is allowed in the Big
Slough. E. K. MYHRE,
(9-5-dtf 2tw) CA!RL WITTENBERG.
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