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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (May 2, 1912)
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Farms listed and sold on straight commission
basis at owner's price. Cash buyers for improved
farms and ranches secured through careful, lib
eral and systematic advertising. Any desirable
real estate listed up for cash sale or exchange.
We Want a. Contract ,
On Every Farm That
Is on the Market
In This Territory
Call And S U9 ' -.--
Some'ofthe best farms in Webster and Franklin
counties listed. Excellent opportunities to get
in right on a good farm. Several for sale on easy
payments and special deals worth the money.
The largest list of local farms to select from.
Several desirable pieces of real estate now listed
for trade or exchange.
REAL ESTATE LOANS AND COLLECTIONS
Red Cloud, Nebraska.
Headquarters in tho RED CLOUD CHIEF Oltlce.
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THE PURITAN CAFE
SsHERB LUDLOW, Proprietor r-
3I We have the reputation of serving the
best meals in this ciiy. This fact, coupled with . ,
the best of service, is the secret of our success.
We also carry a full line of cigars and
tobacco and serve jce cream and soft drinks,
having opened up our fountain for this season on
, Easter Sunday
FURNISHED ROOMS IN CONNECTION
IF IN DOUBT LET US CONVINCE YOU
One mure week of school iu Dlat. 8f.
Kay Davis Is working for Bert King
' this week.
Charloy Campbell thcllt:d corn oue
day I ant week.
Charley Alios was thrashing his
Sundays are the only days that it
Tains lu UnrUcld.
Bud Hnuchin is visiting witli Uuy
iiarnes this week.
(luy Barnes sowed twenty acres of
alfalfa lust week,
Louis Mauley was a pleasant caller
at Will Fishers Monday.
(corgu llotelllng is working for
' Charley Schultz this spring.
Will Klsher and children wuro visit
ing at George Coons Sunday,
AmacU Bros., shipped a car of hogs
and a oar or cattle on Sunday.
Ruth Karris was a pleasant caller on
the Fisher girls Thursday evening.
Len M ungcr took his mules over to
"Clyde Uowens to pasture this summer-
George Houchin bought a horse In
Guide Rock to match his big gray
Clyde Bowen is raising the roof of
tils house and is having It reshlngled
and fixed up. They got tho roof tore
off In time for the rain.
It looks as though wo would have a
big crop of fruit this year. Wo hope
(that Jaek frost will stay a way a while
longer. The treeB aro in full bloom
and they look utoe.
Not the Stately Oak.
Many a boasted family treo la mere
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I will keep my Stallions and Jacks
during, tho season of W12 at the Old
l);iy Barn, South Klin Street, where 1
shall be pleased to have both my new
and old customers cull and see me.
H. A. Johnson
VlIONE IXD. 202
Denver Anto Owners
Will Tour Nebraska
In order that they may get an obser
vation at first hand of Nebraska and
her productive soil, a party of Denver
business men will make a tour from
Colorado to Omaha, leaving Denver on
the evening of May 18 and arriving In
Omaha on May 21.
The trip will be made In automobiles
and probably over the river to river
road. The last stop Is scheduled for
Hastings, where the Omaha delegation
will meet the visitors and escort them
to their city.
Tneumana automouue owners aro
planning a rousing reception for the
iColoradoans when they arrive, while
the Commercial Club will look after
entertainment when they arrive la the
The Real Estate and Farm Loan
Department in the Chief ofllce has for
sale a large list of Webster arid Frank
lin county farms, the best and cheap
est all-purpose farms to be found.
This part of the Republican Valley
country is the heart of the Corn and
Alfalfa Best, and is unexcelled for
easy, thrifty farming. The soil Is fer
tile and produces bountiful crops of
corn, wheat and alfalfa, anl this Is
one of the best districts In which to
raise grain, bay and hogs, and feed
cattle. Among their list are a number
of farms that will pay good interest
on the investment; several that can be
purchased on easy payments and spe
cial ubm, una many mat will pay
their way and grow In value. The
prices vary according to quality, loca
tion and improvement. This country
has good schools, rural malls, tele
phones, good roads, convenient mar
kets and shipping facilities, and every
qualification necessary to profitable
grain and stock farms, dairy farms and
feeding stations. Laud values, prices
and terms that should Interest any
land-buyer or homoseeker. Also a
number of desirable City Properties
listed and several good local farm
trades. Correspondence solicited.
The Chlat does
all kinds of Job
(Uopjrrlflit, WII.br Aiwclatcd Literary l'ru.)
Beyond tho red marshes lay tho sea,
In the gray November days It wns a
tumbling sea, with tho waves topped
with white foam, and coming In heav
ily through tho rusty marsh grass.
But It was at low tide that Marta's
llttlo dory slipped down tho silver
pathway of tho streams that cut their
way through the marshes.
Sometimes she mot Sim Gregory
coming back with lobsters from the
early morning catch, and Sim would
shake back his black lock, and would
ask In IiIb surly way, "What, good
things are you taking to your dad this
morning, Marta?" and Marta would
plpo up with her clear note,'"It,B fried
For Marta's father worked on the
now causeway, helping with his, labor
to mako a permanent way to tho
rocky promontory which was cut off
from tho mainland nt high tide.
Sim Gregory, or, as tho people of
tho town called him. "Black Gregory,"
did not work on tho causeway. Ho
preferred tho free method of earning
his living in thu cca. He sold his lob
sters to the summer hotels, and In
winter sent them to tho city Sim
enred little for money. Perhaps thirt-
wna tho reason ho had tho name of be
It was becauso Marta carried her
father's dinner down the sliver high
ways that Sim Gregory camo through
the marshes with his morning's catch
rather than lnnd at tho docks in deep
Sim loved Marta. Every day ho
brought her some ottering from tho
kcu. Sometimes Marta refused tho
gifts. "I can't take them," sho said to
Sim, ono morning, as ho held out to
nor a pair of shining mackerel.
Mnrta looked nwny from him as sho
answered. "Mother Bays it isn't right.
She wants sho wants mo to marry
Edward Pond, Sim."
Sim leaned far over and drew her
dory closo to his own with a strong
"Marta," ho Bald, with a sharp In
take of his breath, "Marta, are you
going to marry Ed?"
Sho shook her head. "No. no, I
don't love him, but mother has set her
heart on it."
"Why does she want to Bell you?"
Marta raised her head quickly.
"Don't you speak of It that way. Moth
er doesn't realize she only thinks
that Edward ,1s prosperous." t , '
That night tho wind blew away ho
fog, but it also blew itself Into a
strong gale, which Increased as, (Uto
day advanced, until, at sunset, sky and
water showed tho blackness of a
It was not until midnight, however,
that tho people of tho town began to
bo afraid. Then It was learned that a
half-dozen of tho boats that had gono
out early In tho morning had not come
back. Tho men from tho life-saving
station were on tho watch, and fires
were lighted and bells wcro rung. ,,
Up and down tho beach went tho
people whoso sons and husbands and
fathers were nt sea. Mothers wept
for their boys, children for their parents.
But nobody wept for Sim. Only Mar
ta. straining her eyes through tho
hlnoknflss. nraved that he misht bo
safe that ho might come back to her,
A shout went up, as somowherc, out
in tho leaping blackness, there shono
a llgnt hko a mar. me meuum,
working its way against wlud and
wave brought back ftvo men.
"Everybody Is eafc," said some one
Marta, searching tho bronzed faces,
asked. "Did you did you find Sim
"Wo saw him Just aB tho storm
hrolto," Bald ono of tho men. "Wo
shouted, but be was too far away to
hear us wo haven't seen him since."
All night long tho lifo guards pa
trolled the beach. All night long Mar
fa strained her eyes out to sea. When
dawn came the wind died, and tho sun
came un. rosy red. above the horizon.
And as it rose It showed far out on the
tossing waters a black speck.
"It's a boat!" said Marta.
"And there's a man In It, miss,"
said one of the guards.
Then Marta fled homeward to hear
the reproaches of her mother.
It was nearly noon when Marta
went across the red marshes with her
When ahe met Sim Gregory she
dared not look up.
"Marta," he called, and brought his
boat close to hers, and bis voice was
eager as he spoke, "they told me, on
tho beach, that you waited all night
for news of me."
She answered him as sho had an
swered, her mother, "Surely a man has
right to have one heart cry out for him
when he's at the mercy of tho wind
and waves." "
"Did your heart cry, Marta?"
In spite of ber self-consciousness,
she told him the truth. "If you bad
died my heart would have died with
No one could have called him "Black
Gregory" If thoy could have seen him
nt that moment. HIb face was melted
i think P came back because you
willed mo, Marta," he said. "There
was one moment when In ibo black
ness I lost hope, but something seem
ed to .urge 'Marta's waking,' ard so 1
The State Life
Deposited With The Auditor o! State For
The Sole Protection Of Its Policy Holders
Insurance in Force '
Gains in 1911
Increase in assets ... .$1,210,232 32
Increase in surplus.. . 214,906.06
Increase i n deposit
with Auditor of State. 1,050,000 00 '
Increase in interest '
and rents earned 67,442.23 " ' .-
.Increase in Insurance
in force 5,814,088 00
For One of the Best Old Line Policies See
W. T. Mountford
Johnny's Firm 8tand.
"Tho horse is a very useful animal,"
.vrote Johnny In his composition, "but
if I can't hnvo my sosslges made of
pigs' meet I don't want no soaslgcs."
Speeding the Guest.
The hostess was so weary, after an
Inordinately long call from a bore,
that when he at Inst rose to go she
was almost incapable of coherent
speech, and her verbs In consequence
changed 'places In her final effort at
hospitality, ft ran aB follows: "Oh,
Mr. Peters, must you stay? Can't you
Fine Job Printing
You'll Make a Hit If
You Buy Our Lumber
Every Time You Drive a Nil!
You'll Shake Hands With
Yourself When the Job
Complete Because Every
thing Will Be Right
When We Sell Lumber tot
We Look Forward
TO A CONTINUANCE!
, Note Heads
Sale Bills, Etc.
The Chief Office
kook for Us in Our New Location
In The Newhouse Block ;
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