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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 31, 1918)
BKD CLOUD, KiAA, ORlIf
TakJ kateaMH WRm
To Win the War
We Must All Be Loyal
Wheat and Meat
For every pound of wheat flour you muft
use an equal amount of substitute flour
Rye Flour, 1 2 lbs 75c
Graham, 12ibs - 75fc
Graham, 6 lbs - 40cc
Corn Meal 1 2 lbs 60c
, Corn Meal 6 lbs - 35c
Bran, 3 lbs - 20c
Pancake Flour, 4 lb 30c
Buckwheat, 5 lbs 50c
The Beit Goods are Always the Cheapest
. Sfprf Ofens qf $;oo a, m. and closes at 6:00 p.
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ME RED CLOUD CHIEF
' Re 1 Cloud, Nabraak&J
UIJmMMU KVKHV I'HUUHOAY
ntercd In tlio I'oHtoillco Rt Hcd Cloud. Neb
m Hecond CIohb Mutter
U UhMUUKATlU HAI'KH
' WKIIHTEK COUNTY
Get Readv for lie
first week in (MaiJi
That has beendesignatedvas 'National
Implement Inspection and Repair WpW
and will be oferye m ever$ pr&'gresWfe
part of the country. ' i 1(
It is a measure to insure that all the farmers will be com
pletely prepared to' go into the fields as soon as the season
opens. 4rid will till and harvest their, crops with maximum
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If their machines are out of repair and .they have failed to
order parts in time to put them in condition, they cannot j do
what the country expect of them m the way of food production
Ltck Ytr yur iwchintryT Brings i ywsr r-.
pir rdtiv. We are ready to serve you to the best of
our ability. ' ,'
Red Cloud, Nebraska
Mrs. Herbert Cook Tells
Of Guatemala Disaster
(Coinimit" f 0"i I'i-o 1)
to that the rumblo of the earth in the
throes of the quake and the tremen
dous roar of ialling buildings. The?
enoct is indescribable. Not once dur
ing this night of horrors did either
Ilerbcrt or 1 lose, our nerve. How wc
kept cool and calm with continuous
earthquakes for eight hours only
lvtivcn knows, but wc did.
After several hours of sittingaround
on the ground, the night growing
colder with each successive hour, wc
decided the best thing we could do
was to try and get a little sleep so I
lay down with Herbert on one side of
me and a very nice Guatimaltcco of
the peon persuasion on the other and
slept for at least two hours. The
only other person who retained her
cquinamity was Lorcnza, wonderful
Lorcnza. She wandered about all
night. When the quakes were at
their worst she returned to the house
and brought out a hat for Herbert
and save the mark a boudoir cap
for me, fearful we'd catch cold in the
night air unless our heads wero cov
ered 1, With Herberts. biff, flash light
in her hand and Iona to accompany,
her sho wandered secldsfr adventure.
Shehelpcddig out a Wow caught
by the falling walls of the. Conception
church, then went to offer her services
when tho house of .a poor Turkj (bad
'cesa to him) burned downncr the
riarochia viea. Was on the spot when
the police commenced to srioov looters
and, in fact, seemed to beonnfpresent,
Doppinsr ud every 'once in a .-while to
find out if "no so lea.. of race aada."
Blessed daylight came ,at 'last and
commenced a new day, Dccernber.26th
Wednesday. As soon ail 'it1 wan' suf
ficiently unht-we went- back ,-to the
house and found devastation: well-nigh
complete so, far as the hoiui .itself
waa-Concerned. The only room wnica
completely escaped 4inHf Vts tho
hath roffM -ft; a vcf'W& in'mnlti.
1 aSe'condition. Between- WW ttodroom
land the sewing, room ,theciwall mw
come down its enure neignor aoouv
throo fcpti wide over,. tne-Odor. me
Sala Grande, great mounds bfl piaster.
Salita. aiut0kfWhon and1 dininte room.
My TCantiiuT fctriSJIay-'tf-Woifry "mods
all over the patio. Th lttrnitu.ro by
some 'miracle escaped ,al)' exfcept my
lovcty damp, the enyy .of,,jvery one
.wncnifiawttMCi so many strange evi
dences ofthCofroakisK. actions) ol tho
earthquake there wcTcrOnB
the, edge he-bi
our., bedroom nun
even!-askew. . The'
the ttallfl'tff the dirtinir rotrt a:
yt&n'Iiv' the' 'chhto-closets hadn't
r1otf rSowfitrtdn of.lan dtwih. tho' the
pet WallB ielrtj sacked Miterally f tHroiigh.
'" infino !misrumeu kiiuwii uvixnz
mace coitcc, botvscefl shakes which we
drank with Joy, .Koodfiiot coffee after
that freezing cold.night I believe it
was the coldest 'night ever known in
i Guatemala. " Vau ''? ..T- .
Well, we drcRsctf and'Jtaftcd.o.ut.lor
i.t-irT.imw,TmAmr-M-im m h m. mm ' utrm
'su:'wuXfwm iimrK?-.it m- m '"i
1 f ,A.'Jav'J J 'kfffB'1 JWaATjlAa-lfl f.'ljtPXVl.'fil v.iki
r n. M.. Ti- xti.; s m .ipivbf i iv ...v ht iw.-al &l. -- . . . - . c
tions or modesty and started a fresh'
day. ijorcnzu, as if everything was
as it should be, handed me my good
cup of coffee and crenm (which she
had returned to the houto to bring) to
the bed. She had gone to the house
and made a great batch of biscuits
n-aring wc mignt run .snort ot bieaa,
returned, cooked eggs, made tea, and
did countless other wonders on a
handful of charcoal near the j-ear
whcclB of the coach. I never ceased
to stand aghast ut the rcsouiccfulncss
of our efficiency expert, more nn E. E.
than ever during these extraordinary
times. Time uiter time sho risked
life and limb to bring some comfort
to one of us. With no thought to
herholf but all to us she carved out for
herself a place in our lieurts whore,
unto the last days of our lives she will
When wc had breakfasted and
dressed wc went for a walk to stretch
the cramps from our poor legs and
met Mr. Penny poor Mr. Pcnnv.
whoso losses he assured us amounted
to at least $30,000.00 but who was
cheerful and thankful he and his wcic
alive and safe. He suggested our
going to the Souco and making our-
selves more comfortable by getting a
tent and settling down until ..wc could
?athcr together our scattered wits
and things). Fortunately for us on
our way to Mrs. Hollers house to
gather in a few eatables we met Mr.
ocnnicwicss who ottered to take out
lumber from his stores to help build
our tent, nnd the men folks then set
out to buy tarpaulin .which they were
able to secure, so takintr the coach
which had furnished us shelter during
the night-and. loading it down with
such stores as wc had managed to ac
cuculate wc started off like Pilgrims
to seek shelter elsewhere. It was a
good thing we left the Sn. S. P. when
wc did for the sanitary conditions
were becoming frightful. Bad always
daring the best of times, they were
fast becoming intolerable with the
hundreds of people camped there
people who never did have any notions
of cleanliness. . Truly like unfortu
nates wc reached the Sauce Mrs.K.
rather well put together but I in my
disreputable grey bath gown carrying
bird cages, grips, Wnrocntionable toilet
articles, in fact any and every incon
gruous object we could get our hands'
on. as soon as wc appeared on the
scene dear Mr. and Mrs. Schnicweiss
rushed to greet us and offer us as
sistance. Shortly we picked out a
site for our tent and with right stood
will and great charity Mr, Scqfli'
wciw aijq nis assistant Mr. Lieber
Man set to work to put up the tent
--such kindliness and help! And from
the hated Germans! I realized for
the first time just what Pres. Wilson
meant when he said our war . was
against the. German Government, not
theraijenough.r never .will ,be;
from mv' heart the i'. ahseli
when most wnGcded-it.' nviii as:
- LiuruMwwiui'vurta.uiiu juu lUiuiaui-
lcra' lonaitcame-withithi rest 10& the.
luggago and. we .again set up pur poor
Lares and Penates which had had sdeh
the Clarksyto sec whotliAa happened
tb ' them 'and' lhcidentaUyf & the city.
It was awful! Harnsc after-kanie
down and those standing cracked from
roof to base ready, to fop.; AH . the
portales down. The,, Twelve) Apostles
around tho. "&trio""ht. ' the Cathedral
decapitated. The Van dcr Put- two
Story 'place leaning over the sidewalk
after church down completely. Indes
cribable destruction on.cvqry side and
over all a glorious sun, beating ,down
revealing . horror after horror 'with
merciless clarity. After : many en
counters with others worse pff or bet
ter than we wcjnanaged to reach the
Clarks only to find" their place also
uninhabitable tho' not so bad as ours.
They had the Roaches attached to
them and Morley, the; archaeologist,
who was a guest of Jhe Roaches. Also
they had with them Mr. and Mrs.
Sara. Poor Ned's wedding trip proved
a trngiq one. Caught in the Imperial
flotol whose third story came down
sho was frantic. However they cot
out without harm, atfd found their
way to the Clarks.. Mrs. Clark told
methev were rolng dawn to the sta
tion to live In the ov. that thn Roach
es and Moilcy were goiru? wjth them
and "iftheve was loom they would
tltf1 lit. If.t1 n.l.l'lt.ft .ltll M.. nlcA "
tw wo nitvif Uill .. M IUUIVI 14U aiou
inc ucrman pcopic ior surety we
no war against such kindly; simpl
folkclikeJ these..' Never, can I
. o ' .
the moft complete
ever offered to the
You will find the very latest designs,
the best material possible to obtain.
vn- W-.extend you an invitation to call
and inspect this exhibition enjoy
the excellent workmanship and the
advanced ideas in artistic furniture
and home furnishings.
needless 10. say, 1 nau no intention or
accepting an Invitation given in' that
way wiiy,' nor did Hcibert when I re
peated it.to'him'. !
4ln Jln.l., t a. kKa
LI III UiaiK.1 i& B11U1 L
We- staved at
timd'und feft'to return .td the Hollers
at the Sn.- Sebastian -plaza. During
the night, on rather towards "dawn the
MlWJWi1v lu .n. ocoaauun
rV VrtalMWirli, JW were, with
We have Named Our Store
Day Light Store
You are cordially invited to
come and see our stocks
everything new. Prices and
Goods Guaranteed. Your
trade solicited. Come in and
Cash or Trade for Your Produce
J. E. BUTLER
Both Phones Bell 45
rouph journeys tryimr to. find asylum.
Iight came, soonuand we slept at
least uhderkshcIterV' .Our tenttfwas
lovelyJ'Nesttingjhvthe m4at ofonineft
.which reminded us .most, forcibly of
me ueurxP'JJ wwug-oi ueorgia. now
I' Avo'uM 'lOW'Wspcnd -Greeks there
deep amonc the beloved trees', moun
tains on all sides of us. Such, yjsfes
with the wicked xotohtiMk tn tho dis
tance, buti ob, the quakes! Nofcveh
the pinqa Which I love so dearly could
mak me forget for one instant the
f riday, the 28th, during the night
occurred a total eclipse of the moon.
Such a .lovely day. Cold, bjttcrcold
in the early morning, so high in, the
hills with nothine to break the sharn
wind. "I took a wallfHown to the point
as soon as I emerged from1 the tent.
It was so charming it truly seemed
impossible we were in the midst of
such desolation as we had left not
more than a quarter of a mile' away,
The Sauce iB on a point of land like
the middle finger of a hand, -the city
constituting the hand. " When " we
walked down to the point (I had
sicked up Mr. Roller on my trip) we
found a fissure, in the ground quite
wiue ana sinister looKing. ine Pedro
Wilsons were camped near tho point.
Mr. Wilson joined us and we spent
several cae-er moments Innktac for
smoko from the volcauos in the 'dis
tancelooking with both hoje and
fear in our hcarts hope -that with
signs of smoke an eruption was im
minent and would -vel eve the uwful
(ratherine of the" abscess which with
out doubt.Was forming right beneath
us, and. fear that when the emotion
did, occur we would cither be buried
beneath the rain of ashes or aaphyx
jatcu wiui uic lumes and gases.
Tho day passed .auite. unevcatfullv.
The men went to the city to-perform
such few tasks as were to 'be found to
do and 'secure foodstuffs against
shortage. Mr. .Aijpurn came in the
afternoon to remain with us. We
crcctca a little tent alongside ours
with shcets'a'iid lined it with the moss
ichnieweins hail an thniMrhtfiillv
j ;nutjnmed 10 put under our mattresses
IF you want your, home
Store or garage wired let
me furnish you an estimate
on the job, complete.
.j .. . .
.?t' Everything : tlectrial
- Uur pjice? are nght, workmanship'
X UU feHd"MerlatTguaraltel.
We braef any special fixtures you
want and install them satisfactorily.
Let us figure on your next job
E. W. STEVENS
lmnSSSufoou&W fbi"ou.r:-greatcr comfort. The shakes
fEffi intermittently all duringthc
t'SSoMKS nfazarnSnhr 2ay nd night but with diminished
xr tho -hundreds already con
fltructintr shelter of every description
Our "find" was a coach under whiqh.
we stretched two mattresses, one un
der the body of the coach for tho men
and the other under the front part
tor .Mrs. Kollcii and me. Tho crowd
was so thick and our. neighbors so
closo I could stretch out my hand and
touch the head of a vountr man a
Moxican, who with somo Indies, also
Mexicans, wan' camping next us. We
were about Bixty feet from tho south
west t.owor of the church and during
the severe shaKcs of the night we
could see the towers rack in the bright
nwonlight rock so that it soemcd,that
they must go dqwn, one's nerves
drawn .taut waiting for tho crash of
tons of brick and mortar only to see
them , settle, 'back" into place again
waitinsr'.for another 'shake.'
I Slept' tlit 'hight like a log, .only;
wuKenrng ror the severest shakes tho
ught' ones, were almost continuous, but
after, the complete exhaustion of the
night before and the nervous exalt
ation of the day I was ready to for
got all In Bleep, and I, did. N
Another morning came',' and it wus
the 27th and Thursday. We got up,
dressed with no thoughts of conven-
forcc and our hopes were high that
soon tncy would discontinue entirely,
c passed a comfortable nicht and
felt refreshed and able to take up our
queer open air mo with added vigor
when morning came.
1 Saturday, December 2U. Early in
tho morning Herbert, Mr. Kollcr nnd
Aispuro went to town. I had per
suaded H. to leave Guatemala and
Thursday he had wired Mexico saying
he was going to New Orleans as he
had planned for wcoks to do so I was
to Accompany him to the Legation to
maKc arrangements ior my passport
right after luncheon. Wo, Mrs. K.
and T worked around the camp making
it neater in appearance and more
homelike and had succeeded' quite sur
prisingly when the men returned and
luncheon was made ready, Our lit
tle Bridge tables came in so handy as
dinimr tables and due to tho E.. E.'s
tbaughtfulncss we even had a bowl of
lonely carnations ior decoration.
Luncheon was splendid nnd we ate
with the added appetite the open air
gives. Truly had it not been for the
constant dread of the quakes which
novo left us wo would' have been
ideally happy. The day was glorious.
(Continued on page s)
As t nm going to move to Colorado I oiYcr tor sale at Pablio Auction at iii'
pla'ce, 1 mile west and 7 miles north of Esbon, Kani., and 44 miles west and
:X miles south of North Branch, the following property, on
Wednesday, Feb. 6th
6 Head of Horses and Mules
Span mares, G and 0 years old, weight 2000, In "foal by. Jack. 8pap moles, a yrs.
old, wt. U350, molly and jack. Span geldtDg9, 0 and 8 yrs, wt. 2100.
lft. Hefcot Cattle
lied cow, coiiiiug-lifts, fresh in l?Abruftr.,, KoatJ oOtv coming :i yrs, fresh
Feb 1st. Q rcdyhetfers, coming 2 yaflvpJfN ffceh D opting. Roan steer,
ing 2 yrft. Red Milled bull, ooming 3 yrs. 4 calves, 3 bhls, l heifer.
10 Head of Hogs
10 uhoaU, weighing 75 to 100 lbs.
Hay, Corn and Potatoes
'(j. or eigh,t tons alfalfa hu'y. i About' '400 bn. new corn. 36 or Qr bu.
Farm Machinery, Etc.
John Oeero grain binder, steel Jayhawk stacker, Datn hay bunk, MuCorniick
mower 5ft cut, Deeriug rake 10 ft, Emerson Sulky plow, nearly new, Dempster
3 row cultivator, Field disc, 14-10, barrow, Emerson corn disc nsed 1 yr. Klrlia
corn disc, hay rack and wagon, 1 & V, and in work harness, double driv
ing harness, single driving lmrniiss. ,
TI2RMS-Three, sl.xand nine months at oiht pur cont, with approved seuurikf
JOHN BRENNEN, 'Auctioneer f & VfAfAf
I. E. STIDHAM, Cletk W- fm AffWAF
We solicit a share of your
patronage during ipi8
PL ATT & FRBBS
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