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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (July 20, 1911)
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GOOD OLD NEBRASKA
(ritou wim, mwi'in'h wkkki.v)
I was wenry with dark forebodings, hih! weighted with loiuls of griefs
My spirits were dull uml lonely, unci vainly I sought relief.
I suffered from heat oppressive, and longings soeined nil In vnln;
The 8ky was as brass that's molten, and never a sign of rain.
I felt in my bones 'twould never bring end to the awful drouth;
I wan blue us indigo bluer and awfully down In tho mouth.
In fact I cronked like a raven, complained till my throat was sore
When all of a sudden a stranger walked in through my otlleu door.
"What, hoi" cried the stranger person; "why thus do you loud
1 said 'twas becauso the corn crop was dying for lack of rain.
Then up stood the stranger person, and laughed till his cheeks
And spako to me words of comfort and theso wore the words ho said:
'Full forty two years I've been here; I havo farmed here boy and mau;
I've tilled her soil and loved it since her history lirst began,
And thus I've discovered, partner, though wooks we may fairly roast,
It rains llko hell in Nebraska just when wo arc needing it most."
And laughing he turned and left me, but going ho left behind
A feeling of cheer and comfort, mi ease of tho heart and mind.
1 watched as the stranger person meandered adowd the street,
The echoes of lilting laughter resounding with cadence sweat.
And watching, the far horizon grew black with a thunder cloud,
The lightnings Hashed and shimmered, tho thunders resounded loud.
And out of the northwest rushing camo old .1. 1'luv and his host,
And it rained like hell in Nebraska just when we were needing it
Don't Throw Away Money
By paying more
for 600 pounds
; r for this is the price of a
Ikcr Slsce at Olktr Prleca
The most sanitary separator built. The
only separator supplied with a centrifugal
washing device that overcomes all
the drudgery of washing up the
ikMlilcljr Cutrtntttd Thrtif kat ky
Beatrice Creamery Co.
We are the local agents for this
Separator. Call and examine it.
Highest Cash Price paid for Poultry
We have excellent facilities for handling
Poultry and Eggs. Your patronage solicited
George W. Trine
Opposite Postoffie. Phones: Bell, black 225; Independent, 145
Farm for Sale
All Good, Fertile, Tillable Soil and
Improved for a Home
llxeeptloually will Improved (arm conxenlmttly
liH'iitoli'losf to twoltmiiH mill booiI maris. House
7 Koil rooms. '1 cloM-tN and rillnr; bakenirnt barn
:c 10, Hitoublu ttiiliK, loo bii. urn nnry.i". ton mow,
iloulili yniimry 10 x 10
N .n wW 10 '. posu, ilrlp.
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IH. 'I'luse Improvt'iiii'litH
are all lent tlinn 6 jean old i xcept tin1 hoitst'. All
In kooiI repair, (loud feul yard and much old
tdicddlUK. I'lno oiiiii; orcliurd, 'i'i0 nppliK, 100
in ni lies, plums, tlitrrks. pcarK, urapis, tlirllty
trttxiiiuM'ullt'nt location, ir. mris under cultlwi
tlou, IftnmxiWfalln.'.lOni'rtN pasture, (iticriu jnnW.
orchnrdHaiid IiiiIUUuk". I .and nil smooth or ttintly
rollliiK, soil tcood, free Irom sand or rock. In town
school district, i !!! miles Irom one ood town and
and f milts Irom smaller one,
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liidttriiunllty Hiirroundlnu llsttd at Siooo mnl iH)0
per iiuurler. 'this laud was Improved lor a ho me
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By Derntce C. Blcknell
Coprrlt bi, 1910, by Auoclattd Llterarr PrM
Pamela Hitchcock rearranged the
pillow on her mother's chair and seat
Ing herself by tho window looked out
upon the fast fading day, which was
changing Into twilight. Presently she
saw the tall, tmgalnjy figure of Abner
Drown coming down tho lane. This
was no unusual sight, for Abner camo
every Saturday evening and had been'
coming for n number of years; but
this was Thursday. Tho unexpected
nesB of this visit find the fact that
in every movement of Abner's awk
ward flgtiro there was an undeflnablo
something, an animation to his gait,
that sho had not noticed before, con
vinced her that something awful had
happened. Sho nroso and ran to throw open
"Abner," she gasped, "what's the
mattor? Is somebody hurt?"
"No," he replied, and Pamela noted,
that an angry flush rushed to his face'
and his breath came in short, hard
"I Just heard about that fellow that
has been coming to see you, I told
the boys it wasn't so. la it?"
Pamela stood in doubt a moment.
Then with slow dignity she drew her
self to her full height and answered
"Abner Brown, J nm surprised. It
Is none of your business who comes
to see mo. We are not engaged."
"Nono of my business," he blurted.
"I'll make It my business. I think a
man that has been coming steady to
see you for years has some right to
"I have no confidence to glvo," sho
"Pamela!" he gasped In wide-eyed
"Ilrliig Abner In," called a voice
from the sitting-room.
"Since Mrs. Hitchcock wants me to
stay, I believe I will."
"I want you to stay, too, Abner."
"You do, eh?" hu asked sarcastic
ally and stalked Into the house.
Pamela noticed her mother's face
brighten when Abner entered.
"Good evening, Abner, my boy. Let
me see, this Is Thursday. Rather early
"That's My ualnM," 8ha flatortad.
la the week for you?" Mrs. Hitchcock
adjusted her spectacles to look at him'
"I had to go over to Kd tauib's, and
It being so close I thought it would be
a shame to pass by. Crops are look
Pamela smiled to herself at his
feeble attempt to shift the subject.
"It Is a pretty sight to watch the,
rows and rows of ripening corn when
a mlto of wind is stirring, but I don't,
suppose l ll see it niuclt longer, for
"Why? You aren't,golng away, Mrs.
Hitchcock?" lit own asked In alarm.
"Pamela's been " the old voice,
quavered and stopped short at a
warning glance from her daughter.
"Of course, mother, after corn husk
ing thoro will be nothing but bare
fields, but you are used to that," Pa
"Hut there won't bo even bare fields
In " sho continued.
"Certainly not," Interrupted Pamela.,
"How Is Kd Lamb's folks? I have;
been so busy that I haven't had time
to go there lately."
"Fair to middling. Ed is talking of,
selling his farm," Abner answered, ab-,
seutly gazing out of the window to
where tho old mill creek wound in and
out of tho little valley below.
"So aro we," Mrs. Hitchcock said
without looking at her daughter. "Pa
mela didn't want me to say nary a
word about it until we had decided.
Though I bellevo she has about made
up her mind. But, law me. I don't
bellevo In being so close mouthed to
anybody llko you, Abner, that J held
In my arms when you were a baby.
What do you think about if?"
"I think it would bo downright fool
ish to sell the farm that you have
lived on so long. Tuon thero are so,
many associations about It that must
give you a deal of comfort, The city
Is no place for a woman llko you, Mrs.
Hitchcock, that has boen used to the
broad out of doors."
"I know it. Do you hear that, Pa
mela?" Mrs. Hitchcock queried, a flush
coming Into her withered cheeks,
"Yes," Pamela murmured.
"Doesn't It change you a mite?" Her
Id volco trembled.
"No," Pamela answered. "I'm tired
f this humdrum llfo of ours, mother;
ach day ns colorless as tho others. I
want to see something besides Miller's
elevator, a few sprawling houses In the
village, the town pump and Tom
Craig's general store. Just think of It,
mother? We own 160 acres of some
of the choicest prairie land In Illinois
and you and I have never even been
"I didn't know you cared about go
ing to such places. Do you mind what,
the preachor said last Sabbath about;
folks being contented with their lot?
I reckon that some people from the.
stuffy city would be glad to changu
plnreH with you," Mrs. Hitchcock said.
"If tho preacher believes In being
contented why wasn't he satisfied with
the suit the Ladles' Aid society bought
him Instead of finding fault with tho
cut of It?" Pamela returned,
"I never felt called upon to criticize
tho minister nnd 1 don't think you,
ought to." Mrs. Hitchcock looked at
her daughter reprovingly.
"I'll Boll my 80, mother, so don't
worry," Pamela declared, with an air!
of nssurnnce that nearly provoked Ab
ner Into a spasm.
"Pamela Hitchcock, you don't know
what you nro doing! Whut would you'
Invest your money In mining stock?"
he protested. '
"That's my business!" she retorted.
A sharp rap on the parlor door
brought Pamela to her feet with a
"It's Mr. Morris coming for my de
cision." "What decision, Pamela about your
marriage?" Abner burst out frantical
ly, his heavy masculine mind falling
to see any significance between the
mysterious caller and Pamela's de
nil Ing to sell her land. "No, say It Is
She started to the door. Abner
sprang to his feet and caught hold of
her arm. t
"One mlnuto, before you go to the.
door," he cried, his voice choking with
emotion. "I want to know if you have
gone back on mo?"
"No, Abner, you never gave me the
"I've wanted to, goodness knows, nil
these years, but every time I tried to
speak my tongue would get twisted
and the nice phrases I had thought out
bcfoiehaiid would disappear like magic
and I would feel as awkward as a
whale on Pike's peak. I've waited
hoping that something would loosen
my tongue. It has come "
"In the guise of a real estate agent
who wants mo to trade my 80 acres
for city property,' Pamela put In slyly,
and glanced at her mother whose anx
ious face reflected her feelings.
"What a dunce I havo been!" Ab
ner stared his astonishment. "Pa
mela, I love you. Don't sell the land.
Marry -me and I'll take you to Spring
field or any place you want to go," ho
Another knock at tho door threw
Abner into a state of greater excite
ment. "Answer me. Do you love me?"
"Yes," Bhe murmured.
Ilia lips were close to hers and with
Mrs. Hitchcock nodding approval, he
Pamela finally went to the door and
opened it, but Mr. Morris had grown
Impatient and departed.
In the fast gathering darkness aha
aw a figure at the far end of the Una.
But she did not call him back.
WORK THAT MUST BE DONE
ImaoMiala to Regulate the Hour of
Labor That the Farmer
Muat Put In.
The city man who goes to farming
will find that there are times, inter
mittent, it Is true, but often sufficient
ly prolonged, when he will have to
work' as he never did before. It Is of
no use for him to say that eight hours
a day is long enough for a man to
work. It may be long enough for his
physical wellbelng, but ho must plow
and sow and mow at the right time,
and he must make hay while tho sun
shines. He is working In collabora
tion with nature, and the pace that
she sots Is made without regard to the
rights of the laboring man or the
eight-hour law. On our own farm, for
Instance, my sons and I have often
been tired fpr weeks together; not the
pleasant fatigue that wears off In a
night of refreshing sleep, but the
deep-seated weariness of overwrought
muscles and too long hours that Is
present even when one rises In tho
morning, and is thrown off only after
a few hours of labor when ono has
"warmed up" to his work.
This is a part of the price that must
bo paid for freedom and, tho privilege
of working for one's self and not for
another. David lluffum In tho At
Work of Ingenious Ants.
The spinning ant is found in India,
in Ceylon, in the islands of Malacca
and in Australia. This ant weaves its
nest between two leaves of a tree,'
preferably the mango. It begins to
build, or to weave, by drawing two(
leaves together. To do this it runs a
lino of its working material material
similar to the spider's thread the,
length of the Teaf and around it:
While at work It clings to tho leaf
with its nails and, at tho same tlmo,(
drawB on the leaf nearest to It wlth(
Its mandibles. Sometimes the two,
leaves suitable for nest building aro(
too far apart. Then tho builder calls
In its fellow-ants and they help it to
form a chain. Each ant clings to the
waist of its neighbor by its mandlblos.,
Thus enchained, they work to build
tho nest of their comrade. Harper's
1. 1. 1. F. Udfte Installs Ulcers
Monday evening Hen Adhem Lodge,
ISA, met and Hd Hanson, District
Deputy Grand Master, was present and
installed the falling olllcers:
Past (i rand Dan Oarber.
Noble Grand I. V. Ctimmi!ig.
Vice Grand-C. V. Wnlllu.
The following appointive olllcers
Warden Art McArthur.
Chaplain It. a. Kutiehev.
It. S. N. G.-C. 13. Hale.
Inside (Stiiird I-'ratik Amnek.
Outside Ouard (Juy thirties.
State Fair Innovatlen.
A new departure at the 11)11 state
fair, September 1 to 8, will bo the
coin turnstiles at the general admin
ston gates. Instead of the customary
stop and purchase of ti ticket at tin
outside ticket olllco, the visitor to the
fair will walk to tiie turnstile nnd lay
down his fifty-cent piece which drops
Into n slot, releasing the lock nnd per
.mittiuir the person to puss through,
Therefore, when you go to the state
fair this year be sure to have a fifty-
cent piece, as uathtug else will unlock
The recent act of April liltli. 190g
gives to all soldiers' widows a pension
of S12 per month. rYeri Maurer, the
attorney, lias all necessary blanks.
Improved alfalfa farm lands in the
Great Republican Valley our ouljyj
specialty. Dan Garijeu X- Company,
Remember the Hand Concert every
IIOUItSUI'SnitVICK ATM. K.ritlMtCIt
.Sunday bchool 10 A. M.
Preaching 11 A. M.
Clans uuetlnx r M.
llpworth kamio 7 P. M.
Preaching H P. M.
Prayer meeting Widuesday iM-ulngiiP.M
Ladles Aid Friday i 2 P. M.
Your presence Is requested and n cordial
Invitation Ik extendi d to nil.
K. X. Tom Pk-ins, Pastor.
AFTER all, is in the
final product, (or
when it comes to eat
ing that's the REAL
test of Flour, wherein
quality is evidence.
Quality and IMPER
IAL, one word.
RED CLOUD MILLING CO.
Ely's Cream Balm
This Remedy Is a Specific,
Sure to Clwe Satisfaction.
OIVIS RKLIBC AT ONOK .
It cloannes, soothes, healu, and protects the
dison-scd mombrnno. It euros Catarrh and
drives away a Cold in the Head quickly.
Restores the Senses of Taste, and Smell,
Easy to use. Contains no injurious drugs.
Applied into tho nostrils and absorbed.
Largo Hizn, CO cents at Druggists or by
mail) Trial Size, 10 cents by mall, t
ELY BROTHERS. 56 Warrin St.. N Yorib
DR.S. J. CUNNINGHAM
Successor to Dr. J. S. EMIQH
At the old stand over the
State Bank. Phone 131.
14k da? SO
The Real Test!
is ns applicable to the ornamentation
of a grave, on the erection of a stone,
as it Is tp architecture.
Your Idea About a Monument
will he carefully carried out on an or
der given us.
We study to plcaso each individual
Different Monumente for Diff
Bread, Pies and Calces made lit Red
Cloud from Red Cloud FLOUR.
MEALS 20 CENTS
ICC CREAM mODA S CCNTM
IrE Cream 25 Cent Pkii Qijaiit.
We use artificial Ici: made from Al
tered water pure and clean.
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Don't Delay Ordering
a fire insurance policy from us a
single day. Fire isn't going to
stay away because you are not in
sured. In fact, it seems to pick
out the man foolish enough to be
A rmriNBUKANCK POLICY
Have us issue you a policy to-day.
Don't hesitate about the matter.
The Are fiend may. have your
house down on the list for a visit
this very night.
MAKK WHAT I BAY .
O. C. TEEL,
DR. CHAS. E. CROSS
Moon Block, Red Cloud
In Riverton every Monday
WhatUi the ditterence between an honctt
farmer nod a thiel?
One (Iff the soil, the other tolls the till!
4 WK, DISLIKK10
MENTION THkX rARMEK,
WITH SUCH A DISUEPUTABLB
CHARACTER, BUT TUG FARMER
SHINES IN COMPARISON!
We Want All Farmers To Know
That We Want
Their Choice Fat Stock,
Hides And Talltw.
We Pay the Market Price, in Caah
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