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I. M. KICE Editor and Proprietor. MARK ZAHR Foreman. Entered at the postoffice at Valentine , Cherry county , Nebr. . as Second Class Matter. TERMS : Subscription 31.00 per year in advance ; $1.50 when not paid in advance , i Display Advertising-r-1 inch single column 15c per issue or S6.00 a year. ! Local Notices , Obituaries , Lodge Resolutions and Socials for revenue 5c per line per issue. Brands , 1 * inches84.00 per year in advance ; additional space $3.00 per year ; engraved blocks extra $1.00 each. 10 per cent additional to above rates if over 6 months in arrears. Parties living outside Cherry county are requested to pay in advance. Notices of losses of stock free to brand advertisers. THURSDAY , NOVEMBER 29 , 1906. Tour time is worth more at home than going to hear a fert amateurs attempt to give a show. Save your money until you know that you will not be throwing it awav. DEMOCRATS HAVE MONEY LEFT OVER- Lincoln , Nov. 57. The demo cratic campaign commitiee has a cash , balance of $37.44 , The total rcceips of the com mittee were $3,396.29 , and the total disbursements § 3,358.85. Some of the largest contribu tions were as follows : W. H. Thompson $ 450. A. C. Slwllenberger 375. W. J. "Bryan 2,000. D. V. Stephens 300. R. H. Watson 150 P. E. McKilliw 160. A. P. Fitzsimmons 150. X. Piasecki 100. JF. F. Dishner .150. F. W. Brown 150. . W. H. Green 00. Carl Go'ucher 50. F. C. Babcock 270. John Davis 50. M. D. Holland 68.37 The largest item of expense to the committee ivas the special train for Wm. J" . Bryan in which he made a whirlwind tour of a large portion of the state. This train cost § 1,309.10. Omaha Daily News. Albert T. Patrick , who murder ed Wm. JSkl. Rice several years ago for his money while acting as pri vate secretary to the millionaire , has been faenteuced to death in the electric chair , and a number of . times had his sentence stayed and for four years has baffled the courts and government of New York in his light for life , and has at last succeeded in inducing Gov. Higjnns of New York to commute OD his sentence to life imprisonment. This IB a shame. A cold blooded murder for the millionaire's mon ey by a trusted private secretary and now , after several years , hav ing finally succeeded in cutting his sentence half and a prospect of whittling the life sentence to twelve or fifteen years or less as the incidents relative to the mur der grows old in the minds of the people and justice lags. At eome time in the history of a life time each criminal who is doing a life BCD toncc may find clemency thro the i looin of fading memory. Too much power of nulling our laws and reversing of lower courts is the direct cense of the lynching spirit which exists today in our land. The people in general want to see our laws executed with dispatch and justice , only tempered with wisdom , not mercy. The safety of mankind and the general pub.ic ' demand the enforcement of laws , no matter if they apparently take no notice of some prosecutions. They expect their oificers of the law to vttend to these matters for them , and only rise up in righteous indignation when 'lie most flag rant evasions of law and duty are manifest , to rebuke their oificers and condemn the criminal. There is strong talk now of a stringency in the money market of tue world. Many banks in the east are short on money and Ger many thinks the top notch of the wave of prosperity has been reached and that there is to be a stringency. It is thought by the optimist that after Januaiy 1st there will be some improvement in the present strained conditions , but all agree that there is really a shortage in money at the present time. People who haven't any more than they need should hesi tate before beginning too wild a speculation lest there will be need for more when the supply has ceased. There seems to be con siderable money just now and there is plenty of work on account of the recent demolition of Fort Niobrara. When that has been accomplished there will be little to do and less money to pay for what is wanted done. Wages must necessarily drop and many will be out of employment. The stray dimes that are now being spent foolishly and money that is trifled away and recklessly spent will be missed in a few weeks. Better begin to save a few dimes now than to be out of money when it is needed for some legitimate need and no work in sight nor op portunity to make money. Sparks Quills , Everybody has the mumps. James Hudson went to town the first of the week. John Grooms has been very sick but is improving. Several people have lost cattle from corn stalk disease lately. Ed Allen was enroute to town Wednesday , but first went north. We , the Porcupines will eat turkey Thanksgiving , which was purchased from the Eagle. Some of our school ma'ms are trying walking for exercise or pastime , we don't know which. Lafe Johnson and family , who went to Oregon a few years ago , have returned to Nebraska be cause they like it so well. Miss Laura Seger closed a three months school near Penbrook last week. Miss Seger will be missed here , as she devoted all her spare time to church and Sunday school work. A crowd of young men were seen one day last week sitting OD the north end of the new moon brying to light their pipes with the mn. Tom Brown says they made it work all right. The people of Valentine liked ) ld Fort Niobrara so well that ihey are moving most of it to iown for keep sakes. We even loticed a coon in front of one of ; he leading barns in town. Although this is the month of November tlie name May seems to > e all the go in district 28 , which s as follows : Misses May Ban- ler , May Thompson , May Owens , Vlay Hewer , May Grooms. POBCUTIXE. FORT ROBINSON AS BRIGADE POST Washington , D. C. , Nov. 17. Secretary Taft , who returned to day from his inspection trip to western forts , says he found Fort D. A. Kussell , Wyo. , amply pro vided with all the land necessary for the accomodation of a full brigade and with 'ample room for exercises and maneuvers. There are 6,000 acres of land at the post and another reservation of 32,000 acres , distant 30 miles , where ma neuvers were held this fall. Cut ting across the country the parfcy struck the railroad 100 miles to the north and came to Fort Robinson , Neb. This post has 10,000 acres with another reservation of 12,000 acres , distant 12 miles. Secretary Taft concluded that it will be nec essary to purchase the intervening ground to make this a brigade post. post.Fort Fort Sheridan , near Chicago , was next inspected and incidental ly the secretary looked into a com plaint that the target range there was an injury to adjoining private property. The secretary con cluded that ; Fort Sheridan could not properly be made a brigade post. post.At At Fort Leaven worth the sec retary saw 2,200 men under arms. The reservation of 6,000 acres is too small for a brigade post. The secretary was particularly pleased with Fort Riley with its 20,000 acres at the post and a fine plant already accommodating a regiment of field artillery , a regi ment of cavalry and a battalion of engineers. At Fort Sill , Okla. , the secretary found the largest army reservation , save one , namley Fort Assino- boine. Fort Sill has 5,000 acres at the post and the troops have the use of the 40,000 acres comprised in the adjoining Wichita mountain forest reserve. Fort Sam Houston , Tex. , was the last post inspected and with this Secretary Taft was also great ly pleased. Money has been al lotted for the purchase of ad ditional land and there is already a full infantry post there and a cavalry regiment so that it is well along towards a brigade post. World-Herald. Fort "Niobrara military reserva tion has over 63,000 acres. Why not make it a brigade post ? Postage Stamps for Each City Washington , Nov. 27. Postage stamps of the issue of 1907 put on sale at 6,000 presidential post offices will bear on their face the name of the state and city in which the postoffice is situated. The chief reason for this inno vation is said at the postoffice de partment to be the belief that it will help to do away with the big postoffice robberies and make it much easier to trace criminals. The postoffice robbery in Chicago cage a few years ago is a good ex ample of the ease with which stol en postage stamps can be disposed of , for no trace of the perpetra tors was ever discovered , although nearly § 100,000 worth of stamps were stolen and these mostly of small denominations. Another reason for the change is to enable the postoffice depart ment to determine the amount of business done by the different postoffices and prevent padding through stamps sold at some offices to residents who do business in adjoining cities. Omaha Daily News , Penbrook Quills , Recount your blessings from above ; Be not a thankless clod. For life , for faith , for hope , for love , O praise and thank your God. Corn is very good. Thanksgiving is here. Hello Porcupine , glad you are reporting again. David Hamar and Frank Thomp son sold their threshing outfit to Alex Charbonneaux. Corn husking goes merrily on. The tatto of the big ears on the "throw-board" is a cheerful sound these frosty mornings. D. A. Hancock is building a large barn on his homestead. H. A. Dowden of Blarkburn , Mo. , is tbe carpenter. Ed Greenough is putting in long days at his saw rail ! . The high , keen note of the saw , con verting logs into lumber , greets the early and late. District No. M has at last com pleted its little school house. The work was donated. C. W. Hamar and Percy Sorby hauled the ma terial ; G. R. Burdiciv and Charles Burdick , Wm. SorL > y and T. Till- son built the house. But had it not been for the persevering work of Mr. Tillson it would , probably , never have been finished. Miss Laura Seger closed her tsrm of school in district No. 14 , November 23rd. The friends and patrons of the school came early and brought a dinner , and SUCH a a dinner. The cooks hailed from Massachusetts , New Hampshire , Indiana , "Old" Missouri and Ne braska , and the table did them jus tice. A visitor was explaining he sampled seven kinds of pie , just to see which was best ; and \Yallie Hamar declared it had been a sorrowful rowful day for chickens along the river. A very nice program was given with enthusiasm by the children. Each one did well , very well , but especial praise was heard from everyone for Fred Hamar. He made a perfect "Barefoot Boy. " Nothing but words of praise are heard for Miss Seger. She taught an excellent school , but far more than knowledge gain ed from the various studies , has been the effect of her gentle , love ly , Christian life upon the children , an effect all can see. The friends will miss her in their homes , in their Sunday school and in their prayer meetings. She returns to her home at Osceola , Neb. DINNER , TIME , NOV. 29. Sure our turkey is fine looking- ; Filled with oysters to o'er Ho wing : Flanked by Grandma's finest cooking : Wreathed with greens and 'sturtiums glowing. Grandpa's silvery head low bending , Returns thanks for all life's blessings , Children's children grace are bending To the circle , while caressing Is the voice so weak and trembling , As he prays for each , God's guiding ; In that last great day's assembling May each come in peace abiding. Prays a blessing on nil living ; Prays our president's protecting ; Prays each soul mav find forgiving Anger , hate and pride rejecting. While the children wait the ending , Thinking they are surely starving , Smiles around the table sending , When the "amen" brings the carving. All is laughter and rejoicing ; Plates piled high with every good thing , Stories told of old time roystering : And of horn and hunter singing In the joy and cheer of living. All are children this Thanksgiving. EAGLE. Married in California. Guy M. Green of Bliss returned Monday from Oakland , California , where he went about a month ago , and stopped off at Battle Creek to spend a couple of days with old friends. He gives out the pleas ing information that while away he was married to a young lady of Oakland whom be met several yaars ago while laid up in a San Francisco hospital. The marriage was the happy culmination of a pretty romance and we have Guy's word for it that his bride is all that a wife could be. Mrs. Green will come to Nebraska in about six weeks , being compelled to re main at Oakland to attend to her property interests. They will re side on the Green ranch near Bliss and here may they find happiness unalloyed is the wish of all. What Mr. Green has to say of the devastated city of San Fran- Qise.Q would make a book. While the oity is being reconstr-uptecl to. a certain extent , he says the new buildingg are ramshackle frame af fairs put up apparently to be shaken or burned down. Little regard is given to human life , the city being a rendezvous for thieves thugs and grafters. He wants none of it in his. Oakdale Senti * nel. u Kates to International JLive SStoch Exposition. Via the Northwestern Line. Ex- The only high Baking Powder sold at a moderate price. Com plies with the pure food laws of all states. Trust Baklnjr Powders sell for 45 or 50 cents per pound and may be iden tified by this exorbitant price. They are a menace to public health , as food prepared from them con tains lanre quantities of Rochells salts , a dangerous cathartic drug. V The Ludwig Lumber Co. desires to call your attention to their excellent line of Lumber , Lath , Shingles , Moulding and Posts/ We also have Tables , Ash Cans , Lamps , Chairs , Settees , Spring Cots , Mattresses , Pillows , Tools , at less than half price. $5.00 per cord The largest , cheapest and best line of VEHICLES in Cherry County. CO. , Valentine Nebraska , New Hotel , 3C Neat * Dep ot Electric Lights , House , J. A. Hornback , Propr. Guests for Trains a Specialty , Good Rooms. * C Good Service , CARPENTER & BUILDER. All kinds of wood work done to order. Stock tanks made in all sizes. Valentine , - Nebraska Winter Underwear and Caps at Half Price. Come and See Us. Moved across to east side Main street. PHONE 97 , A.J &CO. We Sell Lumber BISHOP CODY , NEB. cursion tickets will be sold Dec. 1 to 4 , inclusive , with favorable return limits. Apply to agents Chicago & Northwestern By. THE NORTH-WESTERN LINE Only Double Track Itailroad beticeen Jlitfsoitri Klver anil Chicago. . Direct line to 8t Panl-Jfinnenp- olia. Direct line to Slack Hills , Apply to nearest agent for rates maps anil time cards. I will sell at private sale at my ranch on the Snake river , south of J Cody , the herd of Aberdeen Angus - - gus cattle which I .advertised for public sale at Cody. BARXES , Lake , Nebr.