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f " * ' . Volume 26 , No. 50 VALENTINE , NEBR , THURSDAY , DECEMBER 21 , 1911. § 1.50 per year are not only a covering for the head but they are the essential part of a man's dress. A good stylish hat is the fitting crown for a well dress ed man. We have just received the advance styles in men's stifTand soft hats. Ask us to show them to you for they are good to look upon. Get yourself one for Christmas. \ Prices from $1.50 to $5.00 1 Here are "JUST the THINGS" for Xmas. | § The Useful is Combined with the Ornamental in-our Supqrb Array of Holiday Merchandise , DAINTY NECKWEAR Collars and Ties , al ways popular among gift seekers. s HANDKERCHIEFS A beautiful collection of dainty conceits in hand = embroidered linen. * HAND BAGS The latest , in leather , velvet and plush. BEADS In Gold and Pearl. 1 t , , - . -v ' * * A Beautiful Line of Combs , Barrettes , f | Beit Pins , and Hat Pins , ' $5.00 Silk Underskirts , black and colors $3.95 | | New Auto Scarfs in the Popular Shades | | We couldn't suggest anything that would be more suitable and appropriate for your Christ mas selections than the few item ? from our line we haye mentioned above. < SPECIAL REDUCTIONS ON MILLINERY Just received new samples o > f Barcley Made-to-Measure Corsets.Mrs. . M. K. Beeson the factory representative was here some time ago and we secured the exclusive right to sell this excellent corset in this locality. Johnson's Millinery ; Livery , Feed and Sales Stable 5 * Wood Lake.Nebraska 4 j 4 Special Attention to Hunting and Fishing Parties. 5 Headquarters For Electrical Supplies We Carry the Largest and Best Line of Carbon and Mazada Lamps Sad Irons Stoves . Warming Pads Toasters Curling Iron Heaters Electrical Fixtures of all Kinds. Electric Wiring , Plumbing , and Heating , Our Specialties. k. Red Front Hardware Co. Valentine E. D. Searby was down from Crookston Tuesday. Allen Benson was up from Wood Lake the first of the week ? A son was born to Mr. and Mrs Melvin Hooper Tuesday morning. F. M. Walcott returned Sunday night from his two weeks' trip in the east. Services will be held in St. John's church on Christmas day at 10 o'clock a. m. I. M. liice went down to O'Neill Thursday for a couple of" days stay on business. Wm. Fugate of Bfownlee is in town visiting friends and transact ing business. * Pat Peiper was up from the hay Hats last week and took a few Christmas- remembrances home with him. Mrs. Tillie Hippie of Crookston was in town Monday on business. - > Max E. Viertel , the Crookston postmaster , transacted business in Valentine Monday. Wm. Bollwerk and daughter Anna of Xenzel were business vis- tors in Valentine Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wilkinson drove up from Kennedy Monday to do their Christmas shopping. Ed Pike will sell off the stock and implements on his ranch on. January tt. Head his display ad in this issue. Louis Marvin , the old soldier who. was lield forsorae _ time orr-an ? insanity charge , was allowed to go to Indiana where he will enter a soldiers' home. Mrs. Minnie Handy visited in Valentine the first of the we k and then went to Wood Lake. Mrs. Handy hassled oa a home stead near Ballards. Yesterdays , snow flurries put an end to the good skatiug on the pond. Now those having flexible flyers or home made imitations will have their inning1. Wm. Erickson of Canada was in town several days the past wpek on business and talking wiih friends about his home'there. He returned about six weeks ago with his wife who had gone up there to visit 1'irn for several -weeks pre vious to their coming home. * G. M. Tracy of Crookston 'was placed under arrest Tuesday on charges filed by the connty attor ney alleging that a check given by a creamery concern in Sioux City , while in his posession was raised from $2.82 , the original value , ' to § i.82. Mr. Tracy was released on § 1,000 bond to appear for hear ing on Jan. 6th. The largest and most enthusias tic meeting of Masons in the history V tory of that order was held in Fraternal Hall Tuesday , night. The Master's degree was con ferred-upon four members ; T. 0. Clark , R. J Bauraberger , Perry Veach and EH Cohoto Jr. Twelve members of the Ainsworth an'd Long Pine lodg'es and large del egations from Kosebud and other points were in attendance. Afte/ the work had been completed a banquet was given. Miss Ella Copeland and Silas Lund of Brownlee were united in marriage Wednesday afternoon by llev. Haislup of the M. E. church , at the M. E. parsonage. Miss Copeland is the daughter of J. W , Copeland north of Sparks and has spent several years in Valentine and is well and favorably known here. Mr. Lund has purchased the Sand Hills store at Brownlee of W. L. Clark and will make their home there. We join with the numerous friends of this young couple in wishing them a John Haeber was in from Oasis Monday. ' H. M. Cramer was in from his place on the North Table Tuesday. Mont Bishop and family have moved intd""roems over Johnson's Millinery. Charley Eads has started con tracting in the carpenter line for himself. He has an ad in this issue , look it up. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kennedy came ( up from the ranch Monday and went to Omaha where they i will place their children in school. . Miss Rosa Pilfold , stenograph er for the Northwestern Land Co. , leaves tonight lor a two weeks visit with her parents and relatives in Ashland , The Christmas rush at the post- office started several days earlier than usual this year , though the busiest time will come on Sunday and Monday. Do your packages up real well and write the adress plainly or your friends may bm disappointed in not receiving your present. Simeon G. P. Bucy made a business trip to Kilgore recently. Miss Moore attended teachers' meeting in Valentine Siturday. C. A. Daniels was in Valentine Saturday on business and doing Christmas shopping. Miss Andrews will give her Christmas program Saturday De cember 23. / G. S. Reece received an invita tion to address the Live Stock Im provers association during the meetings of Organized Agricul ture at Lincoln Dec. 15-19 , 1912. Paul and Ray-Christopher have gone to Lincoln to be with their mother who is in the hospital. Her condition is very serious. The new organ , desk , chair and lamps recently purchased for Dist. 109 , have arrived and been duly installed. The patrons of this district have just cause to be proud of their equipment. A new postoffice has been es tablished at the , residence of U. G. Welker on Dewey lake , which is- to be known as Dewey Lake. This will be much appreciated by those who live south of the lakes espe cially as they have had no conven iences in the way of getting their mail. Sunday school will be discon tinued at Gordon Valley from Jan. 1 to April 1 , as it was thought best to take a recess during the severe winter months. All feel that some good h ; s been accom plished , and thatSupt. Carr is en- litlecl to much credit for his faith-1 fulness. New style wire type Edison's 3r. E. lamps can be used in any position. 25 watt lamp 60c. 40 watt , 70c. Sp.ecia h prices for a short time only at 'H. ' I. Weinzim- raer's. Plumbing and Electrical shjp. 40 Largest line of fancy Xmas can dies at the Home Bakery. 48-2 "Morey's for my Xraas good.- this yean" Best , cheapest. 44 In 1910 the United States ex celled all other countries of the world in the conversion of raw as bestos into manufactured products but a very small percentage less than 1 per cent of the asbestos used was mined in this country , by' far the larger part being im ported from Canada. The total production in the United States for 1910 , according to the Geolog ical Survey , was valued at § 65,327 the imports of raw material from Canada were valued at more than ffffetn WMW t&ntf watfantf. New Hats ISTew to look at the new fall Shoes styles and get an idea as to what are going New * to be the st3'ie leaders Shirts and begin to make up your rnind in regard to the new "Togs" you Caps j will want to buy soon. You'll find us , at all New . times , glad to show NeckWear - the new goods ! New Wear and distinctive styles , in everything a manor New - . or boy wears are now Suits being shown. . . V . New * * ' I Trousers - ' sers . H. W. HOENIG , Prop. t IrfiAJi 1 McGEER & CARROLL , Proprs. B Fine Wines , Liquors and Bourbon Whiski es : Rye Whiskies : Old Crow , Sherwood , Hermitage , Guchenheimer ; h Cedar Brook , Sunny Broolr , ' ' Spring Hill , * . * and 29 yearxold and Jas , E , Pepper , XX FC. Taylor , . . . b * These whiskies were purchased in bond . . , and cauie direct from the U. S. gov ernment warehouse. They are guar anteed pure and unadulterated. Un excelled for family and medical use. Three Star .Hennessy and Dreyfus Brandies. Imported Gordon and DeKuyper ins , Guinness's Extra Stout , | S Bass AleStorz Blue Ribbon and Budweiser Beer-/1 I - . ' $ I Valentine = Nebraska | IsaaraQ r s ar WE SELL ' * * Genuine Java& Mocha Plantation Brand \ Chase & Sanborns 3 McLaughlins XXXX > Excelsior Brand , . Partner's Ak-Sar-B h' Why ! 127ess my Soul ! : , - . Golden Glow . . . . . Ifs White House Coffee. DWINELL-WR1GHT CO. , White House ' ' - BOSTON. CHICAGO. Grocery Department Phon .v. Red Front Mercantile Stetter & Tobien , Props. BALERS IX : All Kinds of Fresh and Palt Meats. . . . / Will buy your Cattle-Hogs , Poultry , Horses , Mules and anything grcfr have to sell.