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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF
Rod Cloud. Ncbrnwliv
PUBlilHnN I V1KY '1IIUI!SDA
Entered III tlio I'ohttilllic lit tint lotul. Ml .
us Second Class-Matter
A. H. McAMlfUU
TUB ONLY DKMOCIIA'IU' PAl'KIl IN
Itiilinoh! is ClirlMtnii-t. Wo
linnlly inn unit l liniij?
tip till StCH'UllKM iiIoiiksIiIi'
tlio unite. A liusllo mid
Hpitil.li pnrvudoH all
it round; tliu lit- tiri'H niu
cut itutl t line's hihiiv on
tho B'ound. Tlio ililldii'ii,
nxclti-d and tlirllli'il with
iIcIIkIi'. hip drt'iuiiliiK of
Kimta Glaus all HiidiikIi tin)
nliiltt. Tlu-y twiltu up and
listen to hounds no tin- toof
which Is to their fnnidcs
a reliidi'ir's uto hoof. This
old folkh inoi e ciijjcr llniu
even tho tot", me binning
with M'cii'tH and liilni
mltiK.vltli plotH. Mlnco
plos in tho lUMlllll'H
tlollcloiiH mid swcot,
o( mother's oh it
iniitdng mi! ready
to cut. It almost
is Christmas St.
Nick lu his sk'lKh t
nil loadi'd with
treasnici 1h coining
this way. His rein
di'ornrcllyiiig;ad.iy or tu o more and down
through tin chimney hu'll
iiounil to tint lloor. An 1
then If t'.iu BtoeldnH aio not
In their place, ill sorrow he'll
Tanlsh and leave not a traeo. So
hang up tliehtocUingstiy chilli
iipys with care the night
before Cli rln tmiis;
St. Nick will ho
llcluoon foity mid fifty sacks of
until left this city on Xo 1 l Tuesday
night. This is the largest shlpmi lit of
mull cer to leave this city and is i-vi-denco
that io are still growing.
Tho fall of six Inches of snow was a
most welcome event' owing to the
luck of the usual full lalns. This .ill
Hit the v. Inter wheat in flue condition
mid alloy the feat that no flops will
be rai'-ed iit'M jiai
This Is'lie clones tj.c lit t eiir umlei
the piiM'lit iimiiiiguitt'iil of the Chief
mid we tain; this opiuir t ninty to thank
our many fiiimts for theli liheiul put
romio dm tut; thoptist tucho montli-
Wo hate ei.d. imi.iI to j,lo out ivi.'l
ers tlftj Iwojh wsj lsui'f. Si.im t'uo f,
pei Imps, we have not hilly miouumIciI,
but that inn hue lieeu litlgt'l' due to
tho lack of mniieUiing going on. 1) rlt g
thu coming j ear we Miall main- im
piovi mentn as fust as we van, and we
invito those i.utslde the fold to he
conic. miinhi'iN of llie ClilelV iviiillng
tdicle. Wirhiij; oii oi.e and hll it
Vit'riy Chiistmas anil a jownis N't w
Year, we nuulu thank ,on fm jour
Profit iii Alfalfa tit 5.17 I'r "icn
.A dairyman with a fm in
mile- of Itnston I might u
ulfnlfit liny 1 1 he otliei ilny In .Wln.c-Uu
anil tuftl it 1'i.ivi-i-nj latin inilt.Mi
tliat be .neth to fteil it Uli pioltt
in .Min-Mu'litiM I's ai n tut .1 i n-.t of 37
a ton. Allotting for peilmpsii hUli. r
price fur mllu in Unbolt lluni in the
incrngj Net n slut town, ui pn fe-snr
thillhs llint lie .. en I lluil'tOiftil 0 111. 1
suit Ij to iniilit a hlii ml pu ' ott it ai
$12 it ion
l tfeai s j
9 RBffiJ m 12235 Kjsra
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id 3 ki U
THE ALARM is i iicuirul thine
Of FIFIE for th. nuui without
iiibiumice. Hwuj time lit sec the
i'iifines raeiuK'alonn hU hunt comet,
up in his tin eat it Hut llie is an) wheic
near his place Wln.t folly, what nils
TTMC COST OF is so sllmll ihnt It
INSURANCE need haidly be
oiihiilereil The frei'ihnn fiotu woriy
nlono is wot tli it munv times oo
Hitve lis Insnie you o iluj
O. O. TEEL,
LYING 11 AMBUSH
By CARL JENKINO.
Tlicro wore olcht titino rabblta Just
When a girl, nineteen ycarB old a
slBtu on keeping uvon two tamo rnbj
bits around the fninlly country homo,
that family 1b hi for trouble ,
A family cat can bo "Bcat-ted;" r
family dog can bo hit with tho broom
stick; a family goat can bo brained
vdth tho ax and then argued wlth
Hut what can bo douo with tamo rabj
Thoy are In tho kitchen undor thq
cook's feet. Thoy aro to bo found upj
stalrH undor or on tho budB, They
gnaw tho tendor burk from younfi
treoa. Tholr presence attracts paBB
lng dogs, and then thoro lu a wlli
akurry and a SQueallng.
Those rabbits inuat bo guarded and,
Thuy niUBt bo hunted up at sundown
and coopod. Whon they get to flghtj
lng among themEclves at midnight and;
wnke up tho family and caueo tho man
of tho houuo to swear by tho whls
kera of his father and tho girl-owner
to Bcream to them from her window
when tho rabbit named Caonar fights
with tho rabbit named Tom, and
causes a succession of shrieks, no one,
can blame tho man of the house from
catling out to his daughter through
"Dy thunder, young lady, this Is tho
last night thoso varmints will raise a
row around thts housol"
"They aro not varmints!" comes tho
"they aro worae, and I'll wring their
blamed necks tho first thing In tho
And the girl steals softl? down
stairs and tells Caesar that he must
amend his conduct or bo turned loose
to" shift for himself, and after a time
the row is quieted, and tho moon goes,
back to her Job of sailing around tho
earth. When morning comes there Is
nowrlnglng of necks. U'b a mean
man that will twist a rabblt'r head
And so tho Incident la forgotten un
til next time, nnd Miss Viola keeps
right on with tho nuisance, and de
votes more tlmu to thoso eight rabbits
than would make 1C joung men very
Tlicro was a chango on the way,
howovor. Miss Viola Ilnthlnu'.' Got up
ono morning to discover tint two o
her rabbits had escaped No, thoy
had not ortrnped Thoy had born tnkeu
from tho hiitelt by human hands and
the door carefully closed rn'iln Sh-i
nut Into llin lu use to gl-.' the u'.irrn
and to add In it I ' strlcal voice1
"Kathor, I want that negro Sam
"HecHuao he took the labbttt."
"When ho van 'working hero ho.
was alwajs telling how nice rabbit
"Did ha Inure his old put behind to
hhpw thul ho wm tho thief?"
"Of cotirwi not, but ho got the rab
"Pmi linp-i so"
"I'm Imps It 1b bo, and I want you to
totpphrne the constable to come over
her tl'sht away "
"I never mix up In rabbit cases "
"luit I do," and a way uho wont to
the telpphntio and ordered tho otllccr
to appear forthwith,
'He oBino and listened.
"Why do j ou think It was Sim?"
"Hecause ho know about the
"Hut so do I."
"And ho Just loves rabbit soup
"Hut If you arrest him you
scqre him Into confessing "
"I'm I ran't niTPSt him He Is
uorktrju a hundred miles awny."
"Then. If he didn't raUo the rnhhltu.
who did" dantanded the iiullisnunt
"Tramp. I guess "
"Yw. yon kvipm, and that is to bo
the end of It!"
"I gvesa It Is. THre tve-fod weot
Into camp (down '"e -roa 1 inut nlalit.
This morning 1 rp'.-ri' "mind.'n bU, nnitf
1 found fur attd b'mes
MAtnl vou didn't tnr'ke iin rret'"
"Can you swosr that IhW wpt tho
fur end bones of 'your nbtl,'
"Of cour, I enn'"
"All rlht. th?n You go U'r- hn
Justice of the pwico an I swear "i ;
wurront am! I'll owrhuul th fftUws
boforo noon "
Ml 's Viol didn't ro Sho dajdd
that other creature bad fur and bones
be.ldos lifr rabbits, and that the Jus
t'ci would so bold Rh? reasoned,
hfiwover. that If ore gnny 6f trumps
Ltd eomo n'ong nnd stolen two of tyer
nbblts a termor psne riIkM bfl loniietl
rcr any tluio v.' vonld steal four,
and majbe the v - ! of the (lock
Her father h.td ni tntprent nor care,
and her mother no words of comlol
ence b'it she h old onotigh and hlg
enon!h to prelect lier own Her
brother wan awny at college, but he
had left his r.hotxuu behind.
The rabbit hutch was below and not
far from her hedioom window if ntiy
ono cuino spooking around sho would
fill them with bird shot nnd nehes nnd
jmlnn. From olevon o'clock till two
for four bttccesslvp nights sho wns on
guard nt Iut window, and thou she
reaped her rownrd.
Hefore ' rolntlns whut that rewind
was, It is stated that about' n mile U.
luw tho IUithbonc place Ihod a u ,t
RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
! in iorrriuj,Aiiiiwwitmiii - j - ra
or named Danforth. Ho hnd ft son
namod Hobert who hnd a plnco In a
biuik In tho city, nnd usually cumn
down to stay over Sunday. Old Dan
forth, at ho was usually roforrod to,
was rich and occontrlo. Ho waa aho
domlneoriiiK and stubborn.
Tho fourth night of Miss Viola's
watch was a Baturday night and tho
1 son did not get down until hours after
tho usual tlmo. Tho fathor was
grumpy ovor this, and about iitno
o'olock In tbo ovenlng dlscovoted that
IiIb old dog wan mlsBlng. It wasn't
much of a dog, but his master went
out and took a loug hunt for him, and
then came buck to say to hla son:
"You sit here as If It was of no In
terest to you wholher that dog Is liv
ing or dead!"
"Why, fathor, nothing has happened
to old Iluck," was the reply.
"You don't know, you don'O carol"
'Hut I do caro, father. If the old
dog lui't homo In on hour I'll go out
and look for him."
At, ten o'clock tho cnnlno hod not
roturned. Mr. Danforth waa atewlng
about It as much as If ho had lost a
horBo, and ho finally said:
"Robert, you go down tho road nnd
I'll go up. I shouldn't wondor If
'Huck had gono up as far as Hath
bone's. That girl of theirs has got
Bomo skunks or coons or rabbits for
pets, and ho may have gono anlfflng
Miss Viola Rnthbono nnd Mr. Rob
ert Danforth hud never mot socially.
Accident might have brought about
an Introduction, but there had been
fto accident as yet. Whon tho young
man wont out to look for tho dog It
was far from hla mind that thoro
would bo an accident that would af
fect hla future years.
When Miss Viola took her seat at
tho window at eleven o'clock she had
flllght hopes of firing a handful of
bird-shot over n tramp's head and run
ning him Into the next county, but
nothing beyond that.
Old Danforth walked up the dusty
highway, whistling and muttering, and
bnlttng now and then to say:
"If I find the old dog up there I'll
boot him all the way homo, and I'll
go there tomorrow and tell that girl
what I think of her! No girl has any
business to keep pets around that will
encourage a dog to run away from
homo. Hy hokoy, this world Is getting
wiiss and wuss all the time!"
The rabbit hutch waa In sight over
the fence from tho street.
Mr Danforth thought ho saw his
old do;-, spooking around, nnd he whis
tled "Ah, It's n tramp'B signal!" ex
claimed Miss Vloln ns hho started up.
"Dam that i!o I'll go In there and
r-o w lint's holding on to him!" mut
tered the owner
Ftop! Step! Stop!
The gun v. its softly poked out of
'o do? In pIVtt, but tho old mm
npptrHelud tW hutch to so- If b
roild make out what sort of pen weio
In the window above the girl drl-y n
lrng bronth, hoped ehr mlht go to
heaven when he died, shut hencyos
nnd pulled trigger
Viola hud never seen an old man
an ccceutiic man n Imtablu man
r reive a charge of blrdahot while
bendlni,' over a rabbit hutch or any
other old hutch '
Ho exr'Httj'w.j jtp roared'
Ho galloped fibo-a in n circle and
I turned lifitulrpring.
Twenty p i 'oiifU after tbe discharge
of tho gim Mr Raihbone wns In his
ihini.'literp mom nnd demandlnj.':
"What In the name of Tophet tiuvo
j on been doing now!"
"Oh father. I have killed a tramp'
"The devil vou have! Let tne s-eo'"
"He wns after ni rabbits Will
thov tIctiocutp tno for killing lil-n?"
"I don't brllevn tli.tt's a tramp I in
go'na down to see
Tin re minutes later ho wns bendlni;
ovor the victim and flashing the light
of a Inntorn In his face.
"Sny," ho said, as lie turned to his
dnushter. who stond tearful nnd trc-n-bllnir
"You have thot old Danforth '
"Yes, sli-i has!" came from' .he
bundle on the nta. "and xhg'll go
to fdato prison for tho i;-t of her
Of eoursso, he was t,",n b n-! -i ft
to bed. and of course th- d iur wn
It -was .Miss Viola herself wrn hail
to ring up young ttcb-rt Danrorth a.id
"Hfury r!f,bt ovr here! I faavo pi-,!
Shot your tVnr'"
Has a eaun" nrd MrdeV't nnv
tltma; to da wl'h f'lmv In !ov? u
pertsll.lv hid in thin eto By the
time the. old m-xn ) nbj be moved
home the your folks wera In love.
and stranger yot th.i victim of the
gun wos glad of It.
l Viola will not isoep rabbits
aft' r the wedding
"Ruck " M e lvt d-i came Uouie all
right H" M1 lust been over to lick
the -cons n hi ' d There were a
blidtot In the un
KVpj right, lU h tv- tpr ttirp NVwvpi
!r RvnU'-it )
Familiar With MeloCrama.
The principal of an academy In
Providence had been In the habit of re
niilrlng the bojii In his Sa'..epea,l3tl
class to give appropriate titles for t'
scenes In the different plnya Aftc
londlrg "The Met chant of Venice." ho
ntUcd one of tho boys to suggest a
good title for tho hceno In which
.loHsloa stoala nway from her father's
houuo with Lorenio,
The hoy, after a few minutes
tlioughtlul silence, showed his fanilli
artty with melodrama as well as
Shakespeare by answering:
-'No .Vothu to Quido Her"
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orrici: ovi it ai.uuioiit's stoiik.
IN CIVI.Illll.N OV MllMllV
COL. R. C. PETERS
Will Guarantee CompctentScrvlce. Ask
Thoso Who Have Had Him Ciy
Write or Wlro For Dates
Graduate Chicago Veteiinary College
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AT RAIM.Y'STin UAUN
Red Cloud -:- Nebraska
Dr. J. Caldwell
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Calls' Answered Day or Night
Olllce Tclplionm: licit. M: lint. l&O.
Itts. 'Ulcplioiiis: 1R1I, itid'.T.I; Iml.lW.
Office Over M- A- AlbrlihI's Store
Red Cloud, -:- Nebraska
BEST REPAIRING ff M
UWDSR THS SON I-Li Id
Neat workmanlike repairing
is a branch of our busines.
which is given especial atten
tion. Send Yflur Torn Garments To U3
We will clean press and re
pair them so that they will
give you much satisfactory
wear. You are accustomed to
having your shoes and watch
repaired. Why not yout
Cleaner and Dyer
.idC.uui, -j- Nebraska
Seccnd House Koi tit ol I. 0. 0. V. Kail
Graduate Palmer Scheie!
ol Chiropractic, Davenport,
Spinal Analysis -Free
U-al l.MtHtt. Phi in I,omts
Ked Gloud, - Nebraska.
DR. CHAS. E. CROSS
OVER .STATE ISAF-It
Red Clcud Ncbraste
BIG VALUES FOR MERRY XMAS
AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
WE CAN LOOK EUERYBODV WHO HAS DEALT
WITH US. STRAIGHT IN THE FACE. WE HAVE
TREATED THEM HONESTLV. WE HAUE GIVEN
GUALITV GOODS FOR AS LOW A PRICE AS QUAL1TV
MERCHANDISEXAN BE SOLD FOR.
WE SHALL BID FOR YOUR TRADE NEXT YEAR
WINH THE SAME METHODS WE HAVE ALWAYS
WE THANK OUR OLD CUSTOMERS FOR THE
BUSINESS THEY HAVE GIUEN US. WE INUITE
THOSE WHO HAUE NOT GIUEN US THEIR TRADE TO
TRY OUR STORE.
THE MINER BROS. Co.
The Store That Sells Wooltex
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Pricos Ranging From
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VL since tho prices in leather are advancing. I have decided fl
rffl instead of raising; my prices, to sell for cash. Remember M
I carry everything in .
LEATHER NOVELTIES FOR CHRISTMAS
Such as pocketbooks. handbags, toilet sets, traveling
bags, suit cases and trunks. You will find my line
of the above articles complete, as well as a full line of
lap robes, blankets, etc., and my prices are tho lowest.
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