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VOLUME XIX VALENTINE. NEBRASKA , SEPTEMBER 1 , 1904 NTTMBEE 83 ftto W to tote to tote to tote to tote to tote to tote to tote to tote to tote to tote to As Harvest Time is now at hand we call your at tote tention to a few things in demand at such a time. tote tote to tote to tote to We carry a large line of tote tote to "Key Stone" make Hay Forks , tote tote to Header Forks , Bundle Forks , etc. , tote tote to each and everyone with the above brand is made of tote carefully selected material and skilled labor , which to makes it one of the best forks on the market. Try one. tote to tote to tote tote to The "AUTO , ' tote tote the best mounted grindstone made. Some of its special features are ball bearing shaft and crank , select stones ft 49 and a well made hardwood frame. We have also stack ftto 49 49 anchors , something new and inexpensive. Machine Oil- 49 ers , Grass Scythes , Scythe Stones , Grind Stone fixtures. 49 to tote 49 to 49 tote 49 We also sell 49 to tote S9 Eldorado Castor Machine Oil. to 49 tote to tote to tote to tote to tote to FRONT MERC. CO. tote tote tote to or cfcr-cfCfcycfCf'hfCf'Cf t-cf * orW < # i ? % v IP v v v * $ v Th'e finest line of tfw 1 R ever brought to Valentine. TAILOE 'S ' \ . AND CLOTHIER. | jaracaiFSggS HSf m H Hardware , Furniture and Coal.l | g FURNITURE , bed room suits , dressers , chiffoniers , wardg fH robes , Iron beds strong and clean , spring couches and mattres-B fH ses , parlor stands and center tables , combination book cases and g sp writing desks. Latest Designs and Lowest Prices. g H Guns , Ammunition and Hunters' Supplies. | § H A full line of hardware , cutlery and stoves of best makes , g izi A lot of useful articles that make house-keeping a pleasure. ! l | Come and See Tlieux IbiYotuself fi ! ! 5g ? Chartered as a State Bank Chartered as a National Bank June 1 , 1884. August 12 , 1902 , DAlTIf Valentine , Nebraska ( Successor to ) PA-ID m > a / ' A General Banking Exchange and Collection Business. G. Hv'CoRifELL , President. J. T. MAY , Vice-President. ! . M M. V , NIOHOLSON , Cashier. GET AT THIS YOU1R OFFICER We Can Satisfy Yov in Qualify Prtw and Worfcmanehfo wwvwww wvvvw * wwwvyww TALK OF THE Next Monday night. The Ee-Union at Sparks , Fri day and Saturday. W. A. Bonser is down this week from the reservation. P. H. Young was up from Sim eon the first of the week. Don't forget the barbecue din ner at Sparks Saturday. He who fights and runs away lives to fight another day. Matilda Fletcher at the M. E. church Monday night , Sept. 5. Yank 0'Bryan was down from his ranch on the reservation Mon day. day.Al Al Thacher has been laid up the past week with a carbuncle on his neck. T. A. Yearnshaw came up from Neligh Sunday to spend a few days in town. S. L. Ellis drove in from Simeon last Saturday for a load of mer- liandise. Mrs. K. Peterson was out on tier homestead the past week look ing after improvements. James Seaman , of Norden , was in Valentine several days last ween selling tailor made clothing. Misses Lena McCrea and Or- illa Carey went up to Grookston Saturday for a few days visit. Mrs. Elmore returned Sunday morning from St. Joseph with a fine lot of fall styles in millinery lor her store. We have a letter from E. J. McLaughlin stating that his farm south of Kilgore has not been sold 3ut is for sale. Geo. Cyphers returned to Pine Ridge agency Monday night after pending a month's vacation here with his family. The Sparks Re-Union comes next. Everybody who can attend should go over and meet the old ettlers for a good time. Grandpa Kirk , of Ponca , Neb. , came up last Saturday to look af ter his interests in. Keya Paha county and visit his daughter Mrs. Query in this city. It was Elwood Heth instead of 3reo. Heth who found the skeleton of the mastodon on the banks of } he Niobrara as reported in our .ssue of August 11. Home seekers are yet making ilings on 64:0 acre claims. Many of them that come find land so lieap that they are contemplating a purchase of several quarter sec tions. Chas. Anderson and family broke up house-keeping in the house , hey have been occupying and Monday moved into their brand new house on Hall street which is L beauty. Mrs. Callen came in this week : rorn her homestead out in ihe hay flats. It's been a month since she was in town and Mrs. Callen thinks our town is improv- ng right along. Earl Eiggle was down from the -eservation last weekvisiting rela- ives and friends. He has been working in E. J. DeBell's store at Cut Meat for the past fifteen months. Earl returned to Eose- ) ud Friday morning and will take liarge of Mr. DeBell's store on Oak Creek. Tom Spratt raised some very ine potatoes this year as you may see by calling at this office. Tom lad his potatoes on exhibition at ; he Britt fair but they didn't get a prize. They were fine potatoes though and anywhere in the world would be accepted as legal tender by a hungry man. I Frank Fischer now has his new store completed and has moved in to it with his stock of hardware and furniture. The store is 50x80 feet , built of white lime stone , nicely finished and is the best store room in town. All materials are first class and no pains was spared to make the building substantial. Mr. Fischer has a nice lot of fur niture and stoves displayed now , and he tells us that he has a lot more ordered so that he will have his large building chock full of goods that will be of latest designs and patterns. It will be interest ing to call on Mr. Fischer and have him show you his building and his stock of goods. F. H. Bauragartel is a spry young man. Most of our readers know Mr. Baumgarti of Crookston. He's not very tall , nor very slender , but he can run. Martin Becker , a sturdy old pioneer , living1 about 10 miles northeast of Valentine , and near the same age of Mr. Baumgartel , was conversing with the gentleman from Crookston , at Britt last Friday and finally , both feeling young again , they decided to run a foot race. They stepped off a suitable distance and at the word to start Mr. Baumgartel jounded along like a racer. Mar * -An wasn't slow but he couldn't get ahead of the Crookstonite and had to be contented with second mon ey. It was a race that was enjoy ed more by those who witnessed it ; han any race during the day. Slutilda IFletclier Coming. A rare treat is in store for those who go to the M. E. church next Monday night , Sept. 5 , to hear Matilda Fletcher who will deliver a lecture onk kThe Heart of a Man. ' ' The New York Times says of her : 1'Matilda Fletcher is one of the most attractive , graceful and elo- .quent speakers in this country. " The Chicago Tribune says : "She has few equals and no superiors. " The Chronicle , Washington , D. C. , says : "Her poetical lectures are characterized by choice flights of eloquence. " New York Tribune says : "All the audiences that have heard her have been greatly pleased. " The ISritt Ra-lTnion. The Britt picnic and old settlers' re-union took place last Friday as advertised. Every team that travelled the road was going to Britt or coming from there for miles around. The speaking was by Robt. G. Easley , Geo. Trace- well , C. H. Cornell and others. The Valentine Concert Band fur nished music for the re-union free. There was a bowery and a large platform where the people enjoy ed themselves dancing during the evening. Britt won the the base ball game with a good score in their favor. Polen got first money in the horse race and Dave Fowler second. Will Cramer got first money in the novelty race and C. Salmon second. Eddie Kelly got first money in the poney race and J. Kellar second. Frank Cowden was the fastest foot racer and Geo. Brown won the boys race , Dave Archer could jump the farthest. Mr. Perkins got a 100 lb sack of Elkhorn flour for the best agricul tural exhibit , Will Cramer got a 50ib sack for the best corn , C. M. VanMeter won the prize for the best wheat and Wm. Bullis got a sack for the best rye and speltz. 0. W. Hahn got first money for the best potatoes and R. F. Petty- crew second. John Ferstl got 1st money for the finest fruit and C. M. VanMeter second. There was a big crowd at Britfe and the people all tried to have a good time. Valentine was almost deserted. People went in wagons , buggies and on horseback and stayed all day long , 49 ft ftft Chase & Sahborn Coffees ftft ft ftft 15,20,25 and 40c per pound & ftft ft ftft ft ftft ft ftft ft ftft ft ftft ft ftft ft ftto to tote to toft ft ftft ft Thacher or cr or or > or ct or or Cf cr cr * ct * ct * or Large stock of = = i3rown Just arrived , All other shoes in stock sold at greatly reduced prices for next 30 days. Come and see us. We sell everything , and at prices which are right. MAX E. YIERTBL CROOKSTON NEBRASKA The BEST for table use and at popular prices. I Our Stock is Always Fresh Dry Goods , Shoes , Mittens i * Hay , Grain and Feed ii i i * W. A. PETTYCREW , GENERAL MDSE. T rrrsinnriTyywT C ITIZENS MEAT MARKET HENRY STETTER , PROP FRESH FRUIT AND GAME IN THEIR SEASON First-class line of Steaks , Roasts' Dry Salt Meats , Smoked . Breakfast Bacon FUED WinrTEiionc , President. CHARLES SPARKS , Cashier. J , W STETTEB , Vice President. OKAH L. BRITTOX , Asst. Cashier' I Interest paid on time- deposits. Capital , 825,000 Surplus , S 1OOO Office Hours ! 9 A. BI. to 4 P. M. Valentine State Bank * -i : : Valentine , Nebraska. Persons seeking a place of safety for their money,1 will profit by investigating the methods employed-in our business. , ECTIONERY Suited to your taste. Canned Goods Are now at their best and we handle the best grade. \ - i i Lunch Counter. 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