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FARM ed our third car of farm implements and "fl I &Us TTGuid be pleased to have all our friends call and see samples- M which we have set up , consisting of i IE'1 ] John Deere Riding and Walking1 Plows , Rod and MoMboard Breaking Plows , Disc Harrows , with either Pole or Tongue Truck ; Riding and Walking Listers ; List er Carriages to convert anyxWalking List er to a Riding Lister or any Walking Plow r ' i. to a Riding Plow ; Breaking Plows to fit this lister carriage ; Double Cast Hoosier I Pi'I ' Endgate Seeders ; Riding and Walking- - Cultivators ; Disc Cultivators ; Steel Lever Ml Harrows and riding attachments for har rows ; Single and Double Row Listed Corn Cultivators ; Tower Surface Cultivators ; Oliver Chilled Plows ; Moline Wagons ; Yelie Buggies. Call and inspect them. j PHONE 8 VALENTINE , NEBRASKA Sparks Quills , The Porcupine spent a couple of weeks visiting with the rattle snakes and prairie dogs while the March weather that we are having now ( which we should have had in March instead of April ) made it bad for the smaller varmints , rodents and relatives of the Per cupine. Since our last doin's Ed Allen has built a new house , and Jake Breachbill's new barn shows up well. / Mrs. Henry Grooms has been seriously ill for several days but is improving. I Several new organs will put in their appearance in the community shortly : Messrs. Merman's , Gey- er's , Grooms' , and Grooms'again. Jos. Kalbringer is in this local ity putting down wells. Henry Brown and family have the grip and the former is verj low at this writing. Cap Archer has been improving his place with paint , fences , well , windmill , and makes it look better. Mat Jelly purchased several bicycles for his children while in Valentine this week. James Burgett and Thad Jelly hauled grain to Valentine Tuesday. Mrs. Burdick has moved onto the I. 0. Jones place and her sons , Chas. and Delbert , will farm it this season in addition to the home place. PORCUPINE. * Jake Stetter buys cattle and hogs and anything the farmers have to sell. Office is where Lee's barber shop was , east side of Main street. If you want to buy or sell anything see me. No deal is too large and none are too small. J. W. STETTEH , \ 50 Valentine , Neb. Dwelling for Sale. , A good , desirable , well built modern 7 room dwelling for sale at ; a sacrifice. Will rent at a fig- t" > ure paying 124- per cent on invest ment. Good location. Hot and cold water. Bath , lavatory and closet in building. House is new and in first class condition. Also household furnitui- . sewing ma chine , piano , desk. , etc. Apply id 1. M. KitTEAgcuc. . Weather Data. The following data , covering a per iod of lg years , have been complied from the Weather Bureau records at Valentine , ebr. They are issued to ; show the conditions that have pre vailed , during- the month in question , for the above period of years , but must not be construed as a forecast of the weather conditions for the coming mcnth. April. TEMPERATURE. Mean ° v or normal 45 The warmest month was that of 1895 with an average of 53 ° ' The coldest month was that of 1893 with an average of 42 ° The highest was 91 ° on 20,1902 The lowest was 0 = on 1 , 1899 PRECIPITATION. Average ior month 2.49 inches. Average number of days with .01 of an inch or more ! ) The greatest monthly precipitation was 7 03 inches in 1892. The ( least monthly precipitation was 0.4.0 inches in 1904. The greatest amount of precipita tion recorded in any 24 consecutive hours was 2 05 inches on 30 , 1895. The greatest amount of snowfall recorded in any 24 consecutive hours1 ( record extending to winter of 1884-85 only ) was 5.80 inches on 22 , 1902 CLOUDS AMD WEATHER Average number of clear days , 10 partly cloudy , 11 ; cloudy , 9. WIND. - The prevailing winds have been from the W. The average hourly velocity of the wind is 13 miles. The highest velocity of the wind vas ( milep IK m lie W on 24,190G J. J. McLEA , Observer Weather Bureau. " - ' Strayed from my place , six miles south west of Crookston , about March 2p , 1907 , two bay mares , one five years old , star in forehed , weighs about 1100 pounds , blotched brandon - on left shoulder , crooked ankle on left hind foot. Other is eight years old , branded D 3 on left jaw , left hind foot turned up from cut in sickle. Wilfpay a suitable re ward for information leading to their recovery. JOHN DEY , 14 tf * P.urge , Nebr. NOTICE. Pa/ties wanting wiring done or needing repairs to their light ser vice will please phone "No. 9 or notify the office by noon and their I wants will be promptly attended I to. Grain or feed order should i also be placed at office to insure prompt delivery. \ i i Anyone noticing street arcs not i in working order will confer a : favor by notifying us. ' tftf F. I NEW EGGPLANT. The Fruit Is of Desirable Size and Borne In Abundance. In l)0."j ! ) the third generation of the Long Whito-Xew York Jtrprovovl cross v.-asvi'oprescitc l by a block oi ! thirty * recorded in theammnl plants , as re port of the New Jersey experiment sta- tiou for that year. It vras there stated that "syed.3 wee saved from oalv Ivro plants , pncl these were exceptionally fine in imauy raspacts aud asroed in having the several fruits one seven uncl the other : ilno of : i clelScr.te pink color when ready . for the market. " During tin season of 1000 forty-five plants from the seed of the best plants above mentioned were grown in the gardens. Upon July 9 the plants were in bbom , and some variations were noted , and a weak later it was observ- KOVELTY IN EGGPLANTS. s White-Xc\v Yorjc Improved cross. ] ed that while sone of tnu young fruits were a bright pink others wev entire ly white. Th-j sliapo also is not uni form. but. hi a general way. long and broadening from the stem downward and providing many slices of a de sirable si"2 , with the upper ones free from seeds. Later in the season it was determined by actual , count that there were thirty-seven plants that "bore pink and eglit whits fruits. The plants wo : * ? quite * uniform in sine au.l charac ter of foliage , with th. leaves and 'stems of a strictly green color. The fruits themselves , borne in abundance. wei'o lo:3g and bell : ; iiape.l. The color varied among the pinks. sonc of them being dark and other : ( IceuliMlly lig'at , so that further selection is much neo.l- ed before a uniform fruit 1:1 color and also in nli".p'j is obtained. The typo of plant , productiveness and desirable shape of the fruit all combine to make this cross one of decided promise. Beef Cows en Illinois Farms. i Formerly Illinois farms were well stocked with high grade beef cow.j. from which were produced the feeding cattle that were subsequently fattened to furnish a profitable oviilot for tlie large acreages of corn grown. This was when land and corn were cheap. As land became more valuable and corn was used for oilier purposes tliau making meat it was fouid that there was but sma'i profit , if any , in keep ing a cow a year for the baf calf she Avould produce. During tliis transition period extensive breeding herds were formed on the western ranges. The breeding of feeding cattle as a com mon practice 0:1 high price. ! landi has passed at" least temporarily. The sup ply of feeding cattle has come more and more largely from localities where land i.s cheaper. Range bred feeding cattle are becoming yearly a Ir.rger fac tor in corn bolt food lots. Illinois Ag ricultural Experiment Station. A Good P.'ir.i. The FeHonburg plum , whichr \ n in th ? iihistration from New England II. > nie < 5fead , is noraetimes also known as tie ! Italian prvao. Tins fruit is etoi'ivoly grown on the Pacific coast , but may be f jrii'l a5 * TLU11S. far cast as Xew England. In the west it is a commercial variety of ( lie prune. It is dark purjJle , with greenish yellow flesh which is juicy , sweet and of good quality. The Gill Strawberry. Gill stiil heads the list as a first earlj * strawberry of rare merit at the Ohio experiment station. Its small stocky plants fairly bubble over with business and berries. Tlie berries rui1 , small at the close of the season , but not until after it has produced an as tonishingly heavy burden of fruit of fair -size and mild , pleasantgoo'd. . though not lilgli , flavor. I APPLE SCAB. Results of Various Experiments ct the Nebraska Sistion. In some spraying te c r.'rrt apple scab carrle-i on at the Xeb-i3ki cx- nerimeut station tlivi varieties of apples used Avere Sweet June , "Winesap , Maid en Rluch. Jonathan and Halls Genet. Bordeaux v-an the solution used. The first tvro varieties named were young trees , five aud eight years old respec- ti"ely. The other varieties were old trees. The Maiden Blush and "Winesap were sprayed only once , May 20 foi * the former and May 27 for the latter , in both casey after the blossoms had fallen and in case of the Wincsap evpn after the calyx lobes had closed. The Sweet June , Jonathan and Halls Genet were sprayed at different times. The prevalence of scab on the sprayed and unrprayctl trees was first determined approximately by simply examining from 100 to 200 fruits per tree. Later , when the apples were picked , all the fruits except in case of Jonathan were examined ; tnd tlie amount of scab on different trees determined more accu rately. In Records cf the Tests. In the records of the tests given two or three facts stand out vrith spe cial prominence. The unspra ed fruit was very scabby , running from about 50 per cent in case of Jonathan to SO per cent with Wine.sap. The first spraying. April 2(5 ( and 27 , when the leaf buds were jut opening , afforded no protection to the fruit. Trees sprayed late in April and not sprayed afterward had fully as scabby fruit as unspra.rcd trees. Tiie third spray ing. May 23 and 28 , gave very good re sults.Vinesap trees r.praycd only once late in May showed only about 13 per cent of scabby fruit as against SO per cent for unspraycd trees , and Maiden Blush only 4 per cent of scab on rprayed as against.05 per cent on unsprayed trees. The second spray ing. May 7 and 9 , while beneficial in practically all cases. Avas not quite so effective in controlling scab as the later spraying. The Best Results. The best results followed two spray ings , one early aud one late in May. This is well shown in case of Sweet June , where an unspraycd tree had 78 per cent of scab , one sprayed May 0 40 per cent , one sprayed May 28 20 per cant and another sprayed on both May 9 and 28 only 4 per cent. Injuries to Fruit. Some of the apples , notably Jona than , were injured considerably by the spraying.of May 23. The fruit was badly rusted on one side. In the wors cases the injury took the form of one sided development of the fruits. Whether the injury was due to an overdose of the spray , to improperly made bordeaux , to the green arsenoid used with the bordeaux or to the ex treme tenderness of the Jonathan fruits , I am unable to say. II. A. Em erson in Orange Judd Farmer. FINE COMB HARROW. An Implement That Is Flexible and Easy to Drew. The harr6w , herewith illustrated and originally described by n New Jersey farmer in an exchange is eiirht i'oct long by four feet Avido , with eight teeth in each beam. The teeth .should be of five-eighths iueh steel and put through not more than two inches. This makes a line comb harrow which HABIIOW IN POSITION. cuts all. the top and cloc-3 not pull up trash. Each beam is attached to the pulling bar with n hook and drop link Through the middle is an inch rotl put through thimbles , one being slipped over each beam. This makes the har row'flexible. By ynthdrawing the inch rod and unhooking from the pulling bar it can be sheltered in very small space. A boy can handle it The harrow - row is very easy to tlniAv. The beams , being near the ground , act as levelers , while the teeth cover and stir the ground thoroughly. Water Hemlock or Wild Parsnip. In Montana this plant is most com monly known by the name "wild par snip , * ' and it appears that from the use of this name a mistaken notion has arisen that , this is identical with the common parsnip of the garden. A numbrr of cases of poisoning of both c ; cattle and sheep have happened In 01 Montana from eating this species , and since the term wild parsnip is com monly used to designate the cause it 1ms come to be believed by a large number of persons that the garden parsnip when allowed to escape from cultivation and run wild acquires pol * sonous properties. The two plants should be readily distinguished. The flowers of the garden parsnip are yel low , while'those of the water hemlock lira white. su Western Yellow Pins. The western yellow pine Is one of "he largest and most A'alunblo of the lines. It ranges in size from not nero than sixty feet high Jn the arid lortlons of its range to 200 foot in iclght and six feet In diameter on the ivestorn slopes of the Sierras , It has a trai.cht and pyuimetrlcal stem anil SJSi iSiially a long , spireUke crown Avliicb , Si : veu in fairly dense stands , covers Irom ono-htilf to one-third of the tree. Che needles are from six to ten inches eng and usually grow in bundles of R M Faddis & Co. ' address Valentine or Kennedy. JWK > Sonic branded ifci& - < m Mt thigh. Horses branded iMt jshoulcler or thigh , Some Some branded Ifl JsJ ! nranded on rijihr thiglif on left or Mioulder shoulder or thij- N. S. Kowley Kennedy , - Nebraska. Same as cut on left aide and hip , aud on lelt shoulder of her ses. AISO&S55Q on eff side * * - 1on ieft. irte Some rit tl branii- ed husk-g&3HHff K Pf ( either side up ) on 'eft ' sice or hip. p on left-jaw and e t shoulder of norses. uj ujQ on left hip of horses. [ \J on left jaw of horses W. .Benueit Slmeou Neh Stock branded with 7 on left hip ilso same as cut Range between Cordon and Snake creeks and on the Niobrara river George Heyne Cody , Neb / Brand registered No 1027 Horses branded on 'eft ' shoulder Ranee north and south of Gutcomb lake in Cherry Co P. II. Young. Simeon. Nebr. Cattle branded as cut on lefc side Some Q.yon lelt side. on left Jaw of V horses. Range on Gordos Creek north of Simeon , A T DAVIS Postofflce address Hyannis , Neb On right side horses onle/t shoulder also cattle on right s d e Range to miles north of Hvannis C. H Little. Merriman , Nebr. On either side Horses saint ) on hip Also q > Range Lake Creek SD Pat Peiper Simeon Nebr Roan Brothers IVoodlake Neb John Roan's Jiivatemark. slit n left ear C. P. Jordan. Rosebud , SD Horses and cattle same as cut ; also CJ BE f J on right hip. Range on Oak and Butte creeks. A liberal reward for information leading to detection of rustlers of stock earing any of these brands Albert Whipple & Sons Rosebud , S. D. Cattle branded SOS on left side OSO on riehtside Some cattle also have af fen neck Some with A on left shonlder and some branded with two bars across hind qnar- . tfir < * Som ? Texas ittle branded S O on left side and a left side. K Sos on le" hiD- Some raS ! connected on both sides and ff Wo hn R K-I-P-A-N-S Tabules Doctors find A good prescription For mankind The 5-cent package s enough lor usual occas ons. The family bottle ( OO cents ) contains a for a ye.ar. All druggists sell them ef ; v ' T MILL PRICES FOP FEED , 3e April IT , 190T. PerCwt. Per Ton. a ran , sacked $ 90 816 00 borts , sacked 1 00 18 00 greenings , sacked 70 13 00 hop Feed , sacked 1 15 21 00 ! orn , sacked 95 17 00 hop Corn , sacked 1 00 IS 00 ats , sacked 1 50 3800 Gordon. bratdfeo on leftsldtf a-1. out , d-lnch bo and 2J4-lnch circle Brand registered 875. Horses U branded der. Inchc circle l-ln . Range-ti miles soutn box. Registered 876. Irwln on Nlobrara river. r Parmelee Cattle CoRe Ro obud.S. D , Cattle braHded as cut on left aide with stripe under tall. Horses branded ! left thigh. Range on Soldier creek. Metzger Bros. , Jc Cattle branded anywhere on left side. Earmark , square crop right ear. Horses have same brand on left thigh. Range on Gordon and Snake Creeks. A Reward of $250 will be ) ild to any person for Information leading to the arrest andI final \ conviction of any person or persons stealing cattle with above brand. Joa. tsnstol Valentine , Nebr. Range on Nlo brara river four miles east of Ft. Nlobrara. Horses and cattle branded nB connected on left hip or side as shown In cut H A BUCE. Postofflce address Hyannis , Neb Branded on lelt side * * Range eighteen miles north of F.vannla J. A. YAP.YAN Pullman , Nebr Cattle branded JT on right side Horses branded JY on right shoulder Reasonable reward for any information leading to the re covery of cattle strayed from my range Sandy Williams. Merriman. Nebr. Mostly on left side. Some on right side. Horses same on left shoulder. Range Lake Creek , 3 , D. D. M. Sears. Kennedy , Nebr. Cattle branded as on cut.lef t side Some on left hip. Horses same on left shoulder. Range Square Lake. WILLIAM BEAMER Gordon , Nebr , Cattle branded same as cut on left side. Horses . branded ] on left shoulder. Range tf milea south of Irwln , J. B. Lord Simeon Neb Stock branded earne as cut back right shoulder and en right hip Range on the Nlobrara ALONZO HEATH Postofflce address Cody , Nebraska On left i side. Horn ses left shoulder. Range north Garner Brothers. Cody , Nebr. Anywhere on cat tie. Horses on left shoulder. Ranee- North * tit Sawyer Bros. ostofflce address. Oaals , Nebr G. K. Sawyer has charge of these cat tle Horses D 8 on left shoulder Some left side es same ttange on Snake ebraska Land and Feeding Co. Cattle branded on any part orammal ; rollowlD * ) rand same .Bange betweea i on the ; annis on B braska.