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THE VALENTIN EMGGRAT
I. M. KICK Editor and Proprietor. MA it it ZAIIIL Foi Entered at the postoflice at Valentine , Cherry county , Nebr. . as SeconcL / Class Matter. TERMS : / Subscription Sl.OO per year in advance ; $1.50 when not paid in advance. Display Advertising 1 inch single column 15c per issue or S6.00 a year. x Local Notices , Obituaries , Lodge Resolutions and Socials for revenue c per line per issue. p. H inches$4.00 per year in advance ; additional space $3.00 per ear ; engraved blocks extra $1.00 each. 10 per cent additional to above rates if over (5 ( months in arrears. Parties living outside Cherry county are requested to pay in advance. Notices of losses of stock free to brand advertisers. THURSDAY , MAY 2 , 1907. Villnge Hoard. The village board met Monday night. A petition signed by T. C. Hornby and several other business men asking for a Sunday closing ordinance was discussed for nearly an hour. Advocates of the meas ure were on hand in quite a num ber and the business houses op posed were also represented and a , general debate was held. The board finally laid the matter over until the regular meeting , when it will be called up again. The greater part of the evening was spent in checking up the books of Chas. Sparks , the out going treasurer. His accounts were found to be in splendid shape and his report was accepted. This report showed that during the past year the general fund re ceipts were § 7,368.02. That two thousand dollars in .bonds had been paid off and that there was in the hands of the treasurer in the general fund the sum of $3,180.56. By the payment of these bonds the debt of the village has been reduced to § i,400 , with over § 3,000 in cash on hand. It is thought that with this money the village will be able to put down the wells contracted for during the past winter , pay off another bond and keep the village goinjr. Henry Graham was reappointed ed marshal and water commission er ; D. W. Hilsinger was reappointed pointed special police. * George Elliott was elected treasurer , and A. M. Morrissey was re-appointed clerk and attorney. G. A. R. Reunion. The following are the 'minutes of .a meeting of the citizens of Woodiake , called by J. E. West , commander of the North Ne braska association , and held in Wocdlake Bank on April 13 , ' 07 : On motion and second , W. F. Parker was elected secretary. The following officers and com mittees were appointed and ap proved : Quartermaster , John Eastman. Adjutant , W. F. Parker. Finance committee D. "Hanna and K. B. McNamee. Grounds W. Honey , Wm. Gulick and John Eaton. Band and martial music D. Hanna , M. Isenhart and John E. West. Vocal music Florence Hanna , Mrs. A. L. Johnson and Mary Hanna. Speakers Ed Young , W. A. Parker and Dave Hanna. Printing and advertising Lou McDill , J. H. Day and H. A. Lyons. Amusement6 ; Ernest Hanna , K. B. McNamee , John Eaton , H. A. Lyons and W. F. Parker. Concessions W. Honey. On motion and second it was de cided to hold the reunion on July 2 , 3 and 4,1907. On motion meeting adjourned until May 4 , 1907. W. F. Parker , Sec'y. J. E. West , Commander. J. .G.'Morrisey of Rochester , N. Y. , a brother of Andrew and Will Monisseyof ibis city , ar rived her from Fair x , S. D. last week and expects * < 'spend the summer here in hopj-sof benefiting h'eaith. Order of Hearing and Notice of Probate of Will. TM HID County Court of Cherry County , Ne braska. STATKOK N > IUA < KA. C-OUNTV OKCllKIUtV. To Hie heirs : m l to all persons interested in the rsiatu of Hi nry Alicrns. neccase'l : on muli-p thi petition of .John M. Tucker praying thu. ; the instrument li'i"t ' in UIH 'otirt on i he Uti h day of April. 1007 , and purport ing 10 he ihf Ins't will aim te.st.iiiienr. of ihe .y-id ne ' 'sised. niay proved ami allowed and re corded ns tlic last will and tcMnment. oi sa'd de 3.i ed : that taid instrument he ad mitted o jm > hatp. and the administration of said Hstji'e he gianted tt William Welch , as exe- cn'or It is bunchy ordered tha' y.-n and a 1 per-ns interest-din said matter , may. and doiipp ° sir at the cniint.v court , to he he'd ' in nmt for aid counts mi the 17ln dav of May. A. D. 1907 at in oV-look a , in. , to show raiue. if any thenhe , why the prayer of ihe petitltmcr should not he Knmte-i.iuirl that notice of the pendency of said petition and that thu hearing thereof tie ytven to all person * intere-ted in said matter by pii-i- lishiiu : a copy of this onier i't the V lentinp Democrat H weekly newspaper printed i i said c-iiintv. for three succes-ive weeks prior to said Jay'of hearing. Witness mv hand and the seal of said court this3Q.li day of April. A I ) l ! > nr SEAL W. 11. TOWNE. v 1(5 ( 3 Comity Jude. Order of Hearing and Notice on Pe tition for Settlement oi Acc-M't. t'HK HTATK OF XkiiRASXA t , . In the Conntv CuKICKY COUNTY. f Court. Tr tln'lu'ir * and to at'pe-sons ' interested in the eMat of G or > : e S < > 'Brien , deceased : ( n reading the petition of Grorge K.O'Hrien praying * fina' ' settlement an i "llowaii'-e. o his\i-on- ti ed in this court on the 2Hh da of April , 1H07. It is h reny ordered that yon an ! al persons interested in wild matter in y. am do. appear at th" County Com t to be held n andl-Ts id i-oiioty , o i the. I7th dnv of Maj l)07at ! ) lOo'clock a.m .to show cause , if any there he.vhy the prayer of the petitioner should not be granted , and "that n t ee of the nend.ti'iq\ s io pet tion and the hearinir thereof ne ? : ivei to a ] ' pe'S'-ns interested in said matter Iv publishing a rol y of this order in tne Valentin * IVmocnit. a weekly newspap-r printed in said county , for : i fiicce sive wees prior to .said day - - of hear-ug. SKAL W. R. TOWNB. , 103 County .Judge. In the County Court of Cherr.y County , Nebraska. In the matter of the estate of George F. Van burfn.deceased : All persons interested in said estate will t : k < notice that I have fixed Saturday , May 18. l7 at 10 o'clock a. in. , as the time nnd my ollice ii ValenMne. Cherry county , Netu-.iska. as th - place for the ht-aring of t ie petit-ou of Thomas I ) . Vanbnren for the probate of the estate o" George F. Vanburen. deceased , without ad ministration and for a , decree of the county ci'iirt oeU-rmiidnu the lieir-i at law of the sac George F. Vanburen , deceased , at whirli tune and pine ? ; all i-cjrsons interested in sid estate niBy appear ami show cause , if any there be , why s id esfate sluuld not be probated withoti administration. W. K. TOWNE. County .Judge. Dated April 23 , 1C07. 15J Order of Bearing and Notice of Probate of Will. In the Couuty Court of Cherry County , Ne To the heirs and to all persons inN rested in the estate of J'atrlck Sn livan , deceased. On reading the petition of Andrew IM Morri-sey praying that the i"Mrnni"MT lilei in thi con "t on tne 23rd day of April , 11)07. ) and purporting 'o ' be the last will and testa men t of the .said de ceased may be proved and allowed , and re uorded HS the last will and lesiamentot Pat rick Miliivan , deceased ; th t said instrument he admitted t > prooate , .vim the admimsfrat on of aid estatu i.e granted to Andrew jn. Morrissey is executor Jt is hrrehf ordered that yon and all persons ir.teresfe- said matter , m-iy. and do appear it the County Couit to be helrt in and for ' .her- y County. Nebraska , on thu llth day of May \ . 1) , 1007 , at 10 o'clock a. m. , to show Mils" , if any there he , why the prayer of th > - > eiitio er sh-.nla not be gianted and that lotiVeo' ihe pendency of said petition and that , he liearing ttiereor tie given t > all persons in ere.-ted in said matter t y publishing a copy o his- order in the Valei.tue Democrat a weekly icw ; pap ! r piiuud in s-jiid county , forS&uc- : --ssve : wee s prior to said day < -f hearing. ' vitnesmv hand and eat of said SKA i. Court this l'4th day of October. 1906. W. K. TOWNK , 153 County Judge. Nicholas Services will be held as follows : In Norden , Sunday , May 5. In Kenzel , Thursday , IMay 9. In Valentine , Sunday , May 12 , vith services as follows : Low aass at S a.m. , high mass and ermon at 10:30 a. m , instruction or the children at " p. m. In Crookston in the Prairie In Merriman on Wednesday , Jay 15. In Cody on Thursday , May 16. In Arabia on Sat. , May IS. chool house , Sunday , May 19. 6 3 LEO M. BLAERK , Hector. J. P. Ninas is building a neat esideiice on his lot south of his1 laeksmith shop < 26x36 feet , and rill make five rooms and a bath oem down stairs and one large Dt n alato've. SCUFFLE HOES. They Arc Specially Adapted For Work With Root Crops. Koot crops si'ciecd l-est whe'ro the v/cather is in jist and cool : hence then- peculiar adaptation to western Oregon and western Washington. In these re gions the yild of these crops is enor mous , the ordinary yield bejzig from twenty to Uf.rty-fhv tons per acre , while ropovts of forty-five or tifty tons : ii\ > not infrequent. \ Mangel wurzcls and rutabagas art1 usur.r.v grown in rows from twenty- A wurriiE HOI : . Lit is used in thinning and weeding. A very cfTcctive implement. The blade of this hoe may be made from an old saw biade.J two to thirty inches apart. Considera- able hand wooding and hoeing between the hills and along the rows are usual ly necessary. \Vh : n sown in continuous row * , the thinning i largely done with a hoe , striking across the row. As much as possible of the subsequent cultivation is done with a hors ? cultivator. Instead of the common and wheel hoes for thinning and weeding some prefer to life scullle hoes. "When in use the blade of such a hoe is in a hori zoiital position and is pushed and pull ed just under the surface of the ground. The blade of the style shown in the cut is diamond shaped , about two inches , wide in the middle and half an inch wide at each end and about eight inches long. Eyron Hunter , Bu reau of Plant Industry.5 The New Strawberry Bed. For starting a strawnerry bed the soil must be well prepared and the plants well selected and fresh and live ly. 'Then proper culture must be given for the nerct four months. Above all things , set only good plants. You may have bought plants at high prices and have the feeling tllat you cannot afford to lose 'them , yet if you find them wilted , showing no sign of vitality , the only thing is to throw them away , says Iowa Home stead. It only adds to your expense and final disappointment to set out half dead plants. Better face the loss now and set only plants that show life. Then the culture must be constant. Keep the soil loose hud fine as a gar den until August. Let the planter be guided by those principles and then be prepared to mulch his beds when November comes , j and he will be reasonably sure of a crop the second year. Early Blight of Potato Plant. Early blight of the potato is caused by the growth of the fungus Alternaria solani in the spots on the leave * . It appears before or about the time tne tubers beg'n to form , or when any thing else lowers the plant's vitality , and is indicate : ! by grayish brown spots , with faint concentric circles like target marking on the leaves. These rpots gradually become larger , and in ten days Inlf of the leaf may be brown and withered and the rest of an mi- j IicMlCiy yellow color , though the stems ; may r-snain green , or the disease may progrs more slowly. Of course the tubers stop growing as the lenf sur- BLIGHT OF POTATO LEAVES. j face is destroyed , and the crop Is cut' short. This early death of tire leaves } s often so common that Jt is thought ( a bp the natural ripening of the vines , but when sprayed vines live many weeks longer nnd produce a much larger crop the difference is readily icon. j The treatment is thorough spraying with bordeaux mixture. A mlstliko spray should be put on all parts of the. vine , paris green being added to kill the insects. The MeCormack potato , now much jrown in Maryland , seems decidedly ; eslstant to ibis disease. J. B. B. Nor ton. , * ' CORN RG. . .13. Treatment of Cacd Corn i hat Protects the Young Plants. In view ol the impo-fiiicr * of practi cal mrir.'ra : fjr controlling the corn ! root aniiis. I > r. S. A. K. > rcs. ! Illinois state entomologist , prefaced his ad dress at' the Quiiicy meeting of tin * state farmers * institute by a brief synopsis of the experimental work of his office en this insect last year , and des"ribed a treatment of sead corn which he had found surprisingly effect ive as a protection of the young corn plant against this insect. Ilis experi ments showed an increased yield of 27 j per cent in number of cars borne by j plots of corn g-own from seed treated in the manner described , as compared with -adjacent plots planted with un treated , seed. As both stalks and ears i were.visib'y much larger and better in the experimental plots than in the chec-k. the actual difference in yield must have approximated .10 per cent , but conditions for which the office was net responsible prevented a final com parison of the total product of these plots. The Remedy. Tho. substance found most effective for the treatment of seed corn was a mixture of oil of lemon and wood al cohol. To one gallon of wood alcohol add a pint of oil of lemon and sprinkle and thoroughly stir three lluid ounces that is to say , six t-iblespoonfuls of this mixture into each gallon of corn shortly before planting , making sure that the lluid is equally distributed and that each kernel of corn has its proper ! share. A thorough stirring after the application of the mixture i.5 all that is necessary. The Cornfield Ant. The odor of this compound , which will last for weeks in the ground , is extremely offensive to the cornfield ants , and these insects will not enter corn hilly along : ; as it continues. As i the root lice cannot get access to the corn or nintain themselves there ex cept by the aid of the ants , the hills remain virtually free from both in sects for at least six woeks. The wood alcohol should not cost above $1 a gallon or the oil oi' lemon more than $2 a pint. The above amount of the mixture will be sulli- 'cient to treat the seed for forty-five acres , making a cost for materials of less than 10 cents per acre. Care should be taken "to buy these sub stances from thoroughly reliable drug- , cists , the oil of lemon especially being subject to'adulteration. If the mix ture is not entirely clear when shaken up , the materials are ipuro. An Experimental Strip. * Every farmer was earnestly advised by Dr. Forbes to plant nt least an ex periment strip fifteen or twenty rows wide throuj.li 1m cornfield and to compare - pare the growth and yield , particularly 'of the central part of this strip , with those of the rows beside it. states Or ange .Tudd Farmer. This will be espe cially desirable if corn is grown on ground in that crop last year , and more so if the tield was heavily infested with ante. Even corn planted after some other crop may be profitably treated in this way , since it is liable to become infested by winged root lice early in the season and may be badly damaged before the summer is over. FINE P ARS. Where More of the Fruit Might Bo Grown With Profit. The fact that Xew England might grow more pears was emphasized at j the annual meetings of the different | I'KIZIi SinSLlX f 1' AP.S. J state horticultural societies. Eastern and central Massachusetts particularly \vere ir.ont'oito ; ! a- : giving ideal condi tion. ! for pear culture. Vermont is producing only a fraction of what pears mS'ilit be produced profitably , says Prof''sspr V'iiliuvStuart , horti culturist at the State Agricultural col- lego. That New England can grow pearx is attested by U)3 accoinpany.ag illustration from : \ew England Houio- stead , which shows the Sheldon varie ty as grown In Stratford county , X. II. They were displayed at the ILoohester fair last fall ami won first money. Land Partfy Idle. The average * wood lot is understock ed. This means that the land is paitly Idle. If an old pasture Is coming up slowly to forest growth very likely trees can be profitably planted. Tha farmer will gain by this , although ho may not himself live to cut the timber , for laud fully stocked with young tim ber will bo salable at a much higher prlcp becausQ gt Its prospective value , 1 This Is already U'ue in many regions. | It will be far more generally true as J timber increasesin value. Furrow Irrigation. , Therp arc few irrigated farms in thp * western states where furrow irriga ? tiou Jn one form or another is not prac ticed. In regions devoted chiefly to the production of fruit it is usually tho'most common mode of irrigation. In other colder regions , where the staple crops are grain and hay , it ia mostly confined to root crops , veg- an'd small bfcharcls. ' . ' - - * E : D WHITTGMOrtE , I'rt'S CHARLES SPARKS , O J. W STEL'TEK , Vice Pres. OKAII L BRITTON , Ass't Cashier W Persons seeking a place of safety for their money , will profitby investigating the methods employed in our business. : : : : : I ( * BiGHT PRICES In all ages of the World and in all Countries men have indulged in "social drinks and have used Whiskey for medical purposes. " They have always possessed themselves of some popular beverage apart from water and those of the breakfast and tea table. Whether it is Judicious that Mankind should continue to indulge in such things , or whether it would be wise to abstain from all en- joymriits of that character , it is not our province to decide. We leave that question to the Moral Philosopher. We desire the PUBLIC TO KNOW that we are neither BLENDERS , COMPOUNDERS XOR EEOTIFIEKS ; also that we use the utmost care to purchase our goods from the most reliable houses in America , and just as 'we get them , Itiey' pass into the hands of our customers. NO SPURIOUS IMITATIONS or IMPURE LIQ- OURS OFFERED FOR SALE. WE HAVE THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT IN TOWN WHOLESALE DEALER ll ? MELTENDORFF PABST AND KBUC BEERS iX. VERY MUCH JOHNSON , Junior Partnsr Johnson bought the interest of Jones. Now the whole establishment thig ADVERTISER owna. Used to be an office ? boy , but found a way to rise : Learned to , be of value , then he learned to ADVERTISE Simeon Bev. C. E. Conn ell of Valentine ield services at Simeon last week. The basket supper given at Sim- jon Saturday evening was well at- : endecl. Yance Drake , who hns been car- ying mail from Simeon to Kennedy be past six month , has gone to Bassett. . Oasis John Bachelor has moved his attle from the Flineaux place to lis ranch west of Kennedy. Mary Grange , who has hean stay * ing with her sister , Mrs. A. B. Me . Alevy , returned home Monday for a few days visit. Warren T. Fogg stopped on his way from Milwaukee to Huron , S D. , to visit his uncle and aunt , Mr' and Mrs. J. S. ' Grange and his cousin , Mrs. A. B. McAIevy of Ken nedy. D. S Weather B R per loriveek Ending May I. Daily mean temperature 35 ° Xormal 50 ° \ Highest 62 ° lowest 16 ° . Precipitation 0.35 of an inch Total for year to date 1.71 inch es ; normal 5.67 inches.