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VOLUME XVIII VALENTINE , NEBRASKA , APKIL 2,1903. NTJMBEEll
I IT COSTS YOU NOTHING
to figure with us on
shelf and heavy hard
ware. We carry a new
and complete , line of
everything that be
longs to'the hardware
business. We make
quality a specialty.
GOOD GOODS will
talk for themselves.
Jj Ws also carry a complete line of El-
Jg liott's celebrated anti-rust Tinware ,
THj j each and every piece guaranteed never jj
* to rust. Also Simmon's "VanDyke" En-
H ameled Ware. These are sold only by
1 Red Front Mercantile Co ,
Headquarters for Busby Gloves , Stetson
Hats , California Pants and Suits.
Tailoring in all Branches
COAL' FRANK FISCHER , COAL
Springs -DEALER IN Big Muddy
j Gr _ * * IN ! § DWARE
Stoves and Ranges Iron Beds , Springs
Tinware and Enand Mattresses
amel Ware Furniture
Prussian Stock and Poultry Food
All kinds of seeds Alfalfa Seedj
WINDMILLS , PUMPS PL AND MO WEES
JAMES B. HULL
Cf Cf Cf Sole Agents for
HERALD PURE RYE WHISKEY
Ale and Porter , And FRED KRUG'S BEEP
Choicest Wines and Cigars.
CITIZENS MEAT MARKET
J. W ? . H. PKOf-
il FRESH FRUIT AND CAMt
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Chartered as a St te Banl ihai-tered as a National Bank
Jun 1. 1884. August 12. 1902 ,
The FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Valentine. Nebraska. I i
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CAPITAL PAID IN A General Banking
C. H. CORNELL , President. ] ; _ J. T. MAY , Vice-President.
U V NICHOLSON , Cashier. ' VI&BA L. W/mEs Assistant Cashier *
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Local Weather Record
U. S. Department of Agriculture j.
Weather Bureau }
Valentine. Nebraska , week ending G a , m , , ,
April i , 1903 ,
Maximum temperature 75 degrees on the 31st.
Minimum temperature. 15 degrees on the 27th.
Mean temperature. 43.5 degrees , which is 9,0
degree above the normal.
Total precipitation , a itrace , which 5s 0 47 inch
below the normal.
N. M , CUNNINGHAM ,
Official in Charge.
Martin YanBuren , a very gent
lemanly colored man , who has been
working in Perry W. C. Lawson's
barber shop during the past wint
er , has purchased the John Hard
en residence property on easi
Catherine street. Mr. Harden has
decided to build elsewhere in the
Report of school district No. 43
for month ending March 28 ; num
ber enrolled , 13 ; average daily at
tendance , 9 ; pupils neither absent
nor tardy during the month :
Blanche Elliott , Elsie -White , Lil
lian and Arthur Hendcrshot ; num
ber of days taught , 20.
MINA Wurtz , Teacher.
While in Mcrriman we met our
old friend , Mr. Sullivan , who re
turned a week ago Sunday from a
visit of three months in Stockton
and in Sacrimento , Cal. with rela
tives. Mr. Sullivan enjoyed good
health during his stay but com
plained that there was too much
rain and cloudy weather there to
Miss M. Katie Noble writes us
from Chicago to change the add
ress of her paper to 251 North
Avers Ave. , Chicago , where she
is-visiting Mrs.L. G : Blake , bet
ter known to our people as Mabel
Marsden , who is pleasantly located
now in her new home. Miss
Noble and Mrs. Blake both send
regards to all Valentine friends.
We have secured Cyrus Newton
who will give his humorous enter
tainment Wednesday April , 15.
This will be the last of the regular
series. The committee has decid
ed to make admission 35 cents for
those who have no season tickets
with 15 cents for children. Mr.
Newton will make you laugh.
Come and hear him.
C. S. Eeece , Sec'y.
There was a train wreck , near
Eli about eight miles west of Cody
last Saturday as No. 26 rounded a
curve , caused by the flange break
ing off one of the wheels of a coal
car loaded with stone. The car
sinking down to the side of thp
track , was broken up and 21 ca rs
piled up before the speed of the
train was checked. A brakeman-
Ed Sweat , was severely hurt , he
being on the second car back of
the one that first went off and was
making his way toward the engine
at the time of the accident. He
jumped to save himself and landed
in a hole that had been ploughed
out by the wreckage and the trucks
of one of the cars dropped over on
him and shielded him from the sev
eral cars that immediately piled
over him. The caboose and one C
other car did not leave the track.
Only one passenger , a boy , was on
the caboose beside the trainmen and
no one was hurt beside Mr. Sweat
who was severely bruised , a gash
cut on the loft side of his head and
another on the back of his head
and his back was hurt. He was t
placed on a car door and hauled
into Cody , and where he was giv
en every attention , a doctor called
and a special engine sent for Dr.
Compton of Valentine which made
good time. The wreckage was
soon cleared away and it was found
that.about 1000 feet of the track
had betin torn up , winch was put
down by about 30 men who worked
all night and ! finished in time for
an early breakfosfc ' ,
The editor I. M. Rice made a
trip up the road Saturday to Cody
and Merriman , returning Tuesday
morning. As usual he wrote a
lot of insurance and met many
The ladies of the Episcopal
church at Merriman will hold a
church fair in the evening of April
15th , and the following evening
there will be a literary social fol
lowed by a dance. The benefits
derived are to go to wards building
the church. . Everybody invited ,
Jno. F. Porath and family drove
down from their home near Riege
to do some trading with our mer
chants yesterday and called to pass
a few moments with us. Mr. Po
rath is ready to begin spring work
drilling wells for which he is fa
mous with the ranchmen. People
who have used wells drilled by Mr
Porath know that they can be re
lied upon for good service and
there is plenty of water in them.
Do not fail to call upon him for an
estimate , or figure with him when
in need of a tubular well. Mr.
Porath is a gentleman to be de
pended upon and will deal fair
' "Report of school district No. 19
Cherry couuty , for month begin
ning Mar. 2 , and ending Mar. 27.
Number of pupils enrolled , 22 ; av
erage daily attendance , M ; those
being neither absent nor tardy :
Edward and Mary Tice and Edith
iisjow. The poor attendance this
rrfonih is due to a number of boys
laving stopped school to begin
JENNIE VANBUSKIRK , Teacher.
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BY A SENIOR
Mrs. Foster and Mrs. G. H.
rlornby visited school Friday.
Miss Bertha Thorn , a member
of the class of 1900 , is visiting her
Tiends for a few days.
Remember there is no spot in
; he Universe to which you can re
peat from your influence on oth
The Juniors have begun garden-
ng and are daily exhibiting samp
les of their work during the Botany
Thursday morning the members
of the high school enjoyed a debate
given by F. M. Pettycrew and J.
C. Quigley , on ' 'Resolvedthat Lin
coln was a greater statesman than
Anyone desiring to know what
a question box a person can be ,
call on Prof. "Watson. He seems
capable of making one tell all that
he knows and oftentimes a great
deal he don't know.
The members of'Mrs , Merriss'
class are quite indignant because
they were referred to as being in
the class of ' 99. Well girls we
surely meant no harm and hope
you will "treat the matter as a
joke" as we were only made one
year older by the mistake.
State Supt. Fowler writes that
the Junior Normal in Valentine
will open June Sth and continue 10
weeks. He is anxious to know
about how many students will be
in attendance that he may know
how many instructors to employ
for Valentine. . Everyone who ex
pects to attend this school should
write to E. H. "Watson at once and
state the fact. Do not neglect this'
but write at once. Ifc will reijuiro
only a.postal , card and one minute
b'f tinfe. " "
49 NEW ART DRAPERIES tote
All Desirable Colors and Patterns , tote
Davenport 8 ? Thacher tote tote
4 ? GENERAL MERCHANTS tote
clean up our
we will sell for the next two weeks
All Wool and Cotton Blankets , Outing
Flannels , "Underwear , Shirts , Duck
Coats , Sweaters and Overshoes
Remember the winter is not over and these
goods are all new and uptodate. .
v , Gnocfcri s at Bottom Figures. . . . * - . .
MAX B. VIERTBL
Toilet Soaps that will not chap the face or hands , Haar-
mans Gherkins and bottled pickles , Pickled Pearl
Onions Stuffed Olives , Ketchup Chow Chow , Can
ned Goods , Jellies , Preserves , Candied Pine
apples , Potted Ham and Lunch goods.
Everything to tempt the Appetite.
W. A. Pettycrew , General Merchandise ,
I THE LUDWIG LUMBER YARD S
In addition to a complete line of
Lumber , Lime , Cement and
3 BUILDEES HAEDWAKE . . .
also handle a full assortment of the celebrated
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JOHN DEEEE farming implements t.3
and the old reliable
We also carry in stock
Rakes , Sweeps , Hay presses , Wind Mills ,
Barb Wire , Wagons , Buggies
and in fact all tools used on tlie rancher
or farm. Call and see us and let us
quote you prices.
L. C. SPARKS , Manager.
FKRD WniTTEJionR.President S SPARKS , Cashier
J. W STETTEK , Vice President CLAIA WATSOX , Assistant Casliier
lutcrcst paid on time
Capital , S25.OOO
Surplus , 81OOO
i O'fflcb Hours
0A.M. to 4 P.M.
VALENTINE STATE BANK
Persons seeking a place of safety for their
mtfney , will prbfifc b investigating the
iriethbcls dniplo'yed in our business.
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