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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (March 6, 1919)
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McsdmncH E. Iocako and Joo flur
ncy nn, the former' (laufrhtera,
Kntlicrinc nnd Mary, wont to Hast
ings Saturday to boo Mr. Curacy who
is taking medical treatment there.
Misses Inez and Sylvia Strickland
of Ned Cloud, wcro hero Friday to
Monday visiting at the llallie I.aw
non and Edith Miller homes.
Louie Johnson was a lileasast call
er at the Chris. tTorgenson home Sun
day. Mr. .lane I'arley and dauKhlor,
Ethelda were entertained at dinner
and supper at the C. H. HurgenH
Miss Hazel Neshit returned from
a week's visit at Hebron last Thurs
Mr. aid Mrs. Ilalph Sticknoy of
lluhkin are visiting friends and rela
tives hero this week.
Miss Klla Schneider was a passen
ger to Hastings Saturday.
Miles Putnam and family have mov
ed into the house vacated by J. A.
Miss Nettie Cloc spent Sunday with
the John Kuttcdgo family.
Mrs. Link Daily and daughter, Mrs.
Gerald Leonard spent Wednesday af
ternoon with Mrs. Jane Farley.
Mrs. Hert Leonard wont to Hod
Cloud to visit her daughter, Mrs. Joe
The Hard Times Social given in
Hunter's Hall Tuesday evening in
honor of the W. C. T. U. was well ut
tended. A good supper and u jolly
good time was enjoyed by nil present.
Mrs. Win, Tubor, Kurl Sticknoy, Mnr
grcttu Waldo and Verlin Uurwcll
were winners of the prizes given for
the besti representations of hard
Mr. L. D. Daily moved onto the Geo.
Matkin farm the first of the week.
Mr. Matkin moved into town.
. Mrs. Donnic Hnrtwcll spent Wed
nesday afternoon with Mrs. C. H.
R. E. Hunter was a passenger to
Red Cloud Tuesday morning.
, A large number of friends assem
bled at Mrs. M. A. Lcadabrnnds last
Thursday to celebrate the lady's
birthday anniversary. There was a
delicious supper and many useful
presents for the hostess.
Messrs. Jas. Gouldje and Jay Lead
abrand made a business trip to Red
Melvin McCall was out in Kansas
buying callle Tuesday.
Miss Nora Dunn was the guest of
Mrs. M. A. Leadabrand Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Elliott and family
visited the David Elliott home.
Ross Johnson has moved onto the
Hon Mapes will move on the place
recently vacated by Ross Johnson.
Mrs. Esther Carper is again in
charge of the school Dist. No. !)0.
Miss Viola Gouldie who has been
as i-tinjr at the Loo Williams home'
wa- uiting her home folks the first
of t'.o week.
Tic demand today is for a better
typo of business-trained young men
and women. No limit is placed on
salary. Merit, ability and character
are the factors by which the business
man chooses help. The Grand Is
land Business College, of Grand Is
land, Nebraska, is strong and pro
gressive. It is incorporated under
the laws of the State of Nebraska and
for more than thirty years has been
the Leading Husiness Training
School in the West. A free cata
logue will he sent on request. GO-!)
Hird Kile was a Hastings visitor
David Yost was up from Swanton
tho first of the week.
KrnI Scherbachor visited his sis
ter, Miss Erma, in Hastings, Mon
day. A. L. Rurkholder and family left
Monday with an imigrant car for
Trenton where he is moving.
Frank McCoy went out to IIolil
redgo and Hildroth the first of the
week, where he purchased some
scenery for the opera house here.
Mrs. 0. D. Samsel and son, Huboit,
went to Omaha Friday via Holdredgc
for a few days visit at tho home of
Jas. H. Hobbitt.
Mrs. C. F. Scherhacher, Mrs. Fmma
Turnbaugh, Miss Peterson, and Rev.
II. G. Wilcox wore Hustings visitors
Wn'ker Richis-iM was up from Ed
gar from Monday evening until Tucs'
day evening visiting his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Richison, and fumily.
John Jones nnd family left Tues
day for Loup City with two cars of
goods, where ho expects to move on
to land recently purchased there. All
their Bladen friends wish them good
luck in their new home.
Miss Edytho M. Thygcsen of Chic
ago, 111., was in town over Tuesday
night in tho interests of the Midland
Mr. und Mrs. Roy Spencc are mov
ing from the houso recently purchas
ed by S. P. Duacan, to tho Jas. More?
rcsidenco in the west part of town.
The Johnson Stock Hog Solo
Tho first pure bred hog sale ever
held in this city decurred Inst Satur
day in the big Koontz tic barn. A
large crowd was present with plenty
of bidders and the sale was a grand
success. Tho total amount of the
sale was $fi 112.50. The animals
oircred woro ull beauties, und would
do credit to any show ring. Dis
criminating buyers were on hand in
J spite of the condition of tho roads,
I which made travel difficult. Hut
j these men knew the quulity of the
, stock to be sold and they came deter-
mined to get into the game and get
j a start for thcmeselves or build up
their herds. The bidding was brisk
and spirited from the start, and it
was early evident that the affair
would exceed the conservutivo hopes
of Mr. Johnson.
The highest priced hog was sold to
Mr. X. Johnson, of Angus, Minnesota.
This gentleman planked down $100.
00 for one sow. She was a beauty
and the other bidders recognized the
fuct und made him go the limit. He
also bought one for $.'175.00 und an
other for $170.00. Other buyers and
bidders are given below. The aver
age price per head was $107.30 which
is sufficient evidence in itself to show
the excellent quality of these hogs.
In a measure the history of this sale
reads like a romance. Looking a
head it seems a long time for the
beginner to realize his dream, but
looking backward the time is short.
About four years ago Mr. Johnson
determined to gel bigger returns from
his furm. Land was constantly go
ing up, farm help was constantly get
ting scarce and lie knew that to in
crease his farming operations would
involve the expenditure of a large
amount of money. The uncertain
ties wore carefully considered, and
the scheme of furming on a large
scale was abandoned. Being a lover
of unimals, und inspired by the suc
cess of other men, he resolved to en
ter the pure bred hog lino. He began
on a small scale, bought the best he
could, cured for them carefully and
intelligently, nnd his labors are
crowned with success.
'. Johnson is the father of the
Johnson boys nnd stated that ho had
attended a sale in his home county
where hogs are scarce and in great
demand and the prices sky-high. Ho
was in the market for hogs of good
breeding, but could not see and ad
vantage in purchasing at the prices
prevalent. He was quick to sec tho
quality of his son's stock when he
came here a few weeks ago on a visit,
so he prolonged his stay, determined
to carry home with jiim some of the
promising animals. He is very well
satisfied with his purchases, and al
though he paid the highest prices of
anyone, he considers that he got his
hogs very cheap. This is the story
told by every purchaser at this sale
Each and overy one is satisfied with
his buy and a satisfied customer is a
man's best advertisement.
Mr. J. T. Miller, fieldman for tho
Nebraska Farmer, Jesse -Johnson
of the Nebraska Farm Journal, C. W.
Putnam of Tecumseh and Cols. J. H.
Ellinger, Tom Swart, and others,
were auctionors in tho ring. A ring
was made, seats arranged and the
comfort of the crowd well considered.
Frank Vnvricka, Red Cloud
Earl Crawford, Inavale
Luther Crabill, Red Cloud
Will Bowcn, Guide Rock
Tom Swart., Red Cloud ,
Ed Kern, Stanton
James Doyle, Red Cloud
E. W. Locskc, Inavale
Z. Johnson, Minnesota
R. T. Leonager, Fuirfnx, Mo.
O. E. Eastman, Alma
Chas. Gurney, Jr. Red Cloud
Clyde Wolfe, Red Cloud
Nolan & Miner, Red Cloud
R. 11. Murry, Elwood
Clyde Bowcn, Red Cloud
J. T. McMahon, Blue Hill
Frank Mcintosh, Red Cloud
Dale Montgomery, Red Cloud
Reed Dickerson, Inavale
Armor Cross, Guide Rock
Edgar Mcintosh, Red Cloud
Guy Day, Red Cloud
Frank Ellinger, Red Cloud
Henry Nyberg, Rod Cloud
M. A. Bcoteslscn, Bluir
J. T. McMahon, Blue Hill
Armor Cross, Guide Rock
J. W. Putnam, Tecumseh
Dr. Jorgcnson, Ellkorn, Iowa
Fred Hedge, Red Cloud
J. W. Hnskins, Inavale
It may bo significant to know that
at this timo there arc more idle poo
pic socking employment in Hastings
than for somo years. Mr. Dutton of
tho J. H.' Hanoy & Co., factory in-'
forms the Democrat that not in tho I
history of his institution has he had '
so many applications for employment.
Ono day recently about thirty ap
plied for a job in one day. In view
of the largo number of men seeking
profitable employment it is hurd to
see how some can hold for an exor
bitant daily scale. It simply means
that when the prices of things in gen
eral began to tumblo dowmvard that
Uie price of labor will have to corres
pondingly tumble. Adams County
Democrat. ,. i&-J
Nethodist Centenary Call
Dr. Edgar Blake, Associate Execu
tive Secretary of the Centenary, pre
sented tho world program of the
Methodist Church in rousing fashion
at a special one o'clock service in
Old John Street Church, New York,
February 13. This church is now
in the financial district and many
prominent business men left their
desks to be present.
"Seven million men have laid down
their lives and today sleep beneath
the f-oil to make the world safe for
democracy," said Dr. Blake. "Seven
million men have made the last great
"This is the challenge that comes to
us from our sleeping dead. 'They ask
the Church of Christ to make demo
cracy safe for the world.
"God make perpetual the things
for which they died! My dear Breth
ren anil sisters, in the sight of these
men who have given their all to free
a world, how can tho Church of Christ
do loss than to give her all to save
that for which these men have died?
"The Centenary of the Methodist
Episcopal Church is our answer to
this challenge which comes from our
heroic dead, to make a world worthy
"The gift of a dollar looks mighty
rmall beside the gift of a human life.
'I he timo is coming when tho Church
of Christ must match tho sacrifices
and lieriosm of our sons or prove
unworthy of them. Do it? God
knows we have got to do It! And
God knows we are going to do it 1"
Earlier in his address Dr. Blake
reviewed the systematic method by
which the Ccntcnury silrveys were
made and the program mapped out.
He explained that this is the cele
bration of the organization of the
Missionary Society of the Methodist
Episcopal Church in New York City
just one hundred years ago, but
"It is not our purpose to spend our
time and our strength in glorifying
the past. Rather it is our purpose
to gather inspiration from our past
to undertake a program that shall be
worthy of that which has gone before.
"No matter how intelligent a peo
ple may be, there is no future for a
democracy not based on moral foun
dations. "Our present giving is a measure
of our present interest not of our
present ability to give. After one
hundred years of missionary work,
we are raising 7t cents a year per
member for work outside the local
church l't cents a week per mem
"Out of 17,000 charges, only 20
per cent give as much as two cents a
week a member. Only seventy-three
give one cent a day per member.
"Wo are fat with prosperity. It
was said a few months ago, 'This is
no time to seek pleasure; the war is
on and our fiiv-t business is to win tho
war.' The war is won, thank God.
but wi still have a great lnk before
A deal was made Wednesday of
this week, whereby Merrill Hancock"
becomes proprietor of the Collins'
restaurant. Mr. Collins has worked
up a nice trade during his two or
three years business hero, but ho has
decided to leave for western country,
so we understand. We wish Mr. Col
lins success in whatever venture he
undertakes. Rivcrlon Review.
A deal was made during the week
between W. L. Rhea and the receiver
for the opera house whereby the for
mer signed a contract or lease cover
ing a period of one year. It is tho in
tention of the new management to re
place the stago with now scenery and
now cm tains nnd install a now upto
dato moving picture machine and
make numerous other improvements
in tho interior of the main room of
the opera house. Mr. Rhea is an ex
perienced man in this lino of work
and with tho co-operation of himself,
tho business men and the people in
general the movement can bo made
a success and high clnss talent such
as seldom visit small towns can be
brought to Bladen. Mr. Rhea is now
rehearsing a home talent play which
will bo put on in tho near future an
nouncement of which will appear
soon. Blndcn Enterprise.
Good roads boosters in Nebraska
will have to be up and doing if this
state keeps up with some of the other
western states in amount of money
legislatively appropriated for good
road building this year The state of
Oklahoma comes to the front this
early in the season with an appropria
tion ,of $50,000,000. Tho highway
commission of that state already has
the plans all decided on just where all
this money is to bo spent and u Perry,
Oklahoma, paper in tliq hands of the
Democrat shews a very practical and
comprehensive scattering of the ap
propriation over the stato with about
as equitable a treatment of ull towns
and cities as could possibly be har
monized on. Adams County Demo
crat. 0ood mtolaf-pMtt'ttaeWodenita
prlcci Powoll i'ropa'a ,',
Farm Bureau Notes
' OAT- SMUT TREATMENT
Run the oats through a fanning
mill to remove the light oats, dirt,
etc. Purchase from your druggist
1 pint of formaldehyde for every 50
bu. of seed oats. Mix the 1 pint of
formaldehyde with 1 pint of water
and put it in u small hand atomizer
sprayer. Spray the solution on
giain. us it is being shoveled over,
holding sprayer close to the grain.
Ono stroke of tho sprayer gives
enough mist for each hhovelful of
grain. When it is treated cover tho
idle or wagon load with a blanket or
canva-i for five hours. The grain
may lie sown at once or allowed to
air thoroughly and stored in sacks in
a bin until seeding time. This treat
ment will not harm the oats for feed
Do not use more than pint of
formaldehydu for 40 bu. of oats, and
do not leave it covered too long. If
too much formaldehyde is used or if
left covered over 5 hours the germ
ination will be effected.
VALUE OF OAT SMUT
According to agricultural statistics
of Webster county, 1G,801 acres of
oats were sown last year. Treating
oats for smut increases the yield
from 2 to It bu. per acre.
If all seed oats had been treated
last year and it had increased the
yield only 2 bu. per acre it would
have amounted to 33,008 bu. more,
and at 75 cents per bu. would have
boon $23,200.00 more than was real
ized. Formaldehyde at 60 cents per pint
would have made the cost of treating
the seed for 16,801 acres amount to
$504.00, making a total saving of $24,
702.00. HENRY R. FAUSCH,
County Agricultural Agent
Advertising Will Do It
The following letter under date of
February 13, was dictated by Roger
W. Malison, director general of the
U. S. Department of Labor, Informa
tion nnd Educational Service, Wash
ington, to the William H. Rankin Co.,
of Chicago, and is well worth a care
"It is the desire of the Department
of Labor to stimulate business by sug
gesting to present advertisers that
they increase their pnco and to pros
pective advertisers that they bring
their plans to a head anil start ad
vertising immediately.. '
''The surest and quickest way to
bring business to its pre-war basis is
to overcome the general apathy to
buying which exists in the minds of
many people at present. Adver
tising 'will do this.
"Wo would like to see more retail
advertising and more national adver
tising and we believe that the press
of the Country and yourselves will
appreciate the fostering of such a
movement by the Department of La
bor. "May we ask you to prepare ono
or. more advertisements for the De
partment of Labor carrying the mes
sage, outlined. Your co-operation
in this matter in earnestly desired.
An interesting good roads meeting
was held in the Chamber of Commerce
rooms Saturday afternoon which was
well attended. The speaker of the
occasion was A. H. Edgren, county
engineer of Lancaster county, who de
tailed how the paved roads out of
Lincoln had greatly enhanced the val
ue of farm lands contiguous thereto.
State Representative Van Patten was
present who told the business men
present that the house committee pos
itively would not favorably act on the
$10,000 appropriation to pave that
part of tho O. L. D. highway running
west of tho city through the Ingle
side state farm unless a paving dis
trict running two miles west of tho
Inglcsido farm was created. Mr. Van
Patten as well as Engineer Edgron ex
plained that there was vastly more at
stake than tho $10,000 appropriation
referred to that unless tho $10,000
appropriation bo made good along
witli tho latter mentioned require
ment. Adams county would stand to
loso its county allotment of $200,000.
In other words if Adams county
comes across with the paving deal
through the stato farm and tho cre
ation of the two mile paving exten
sion west toward Juniata, then the
state and federal government will co
operatively bear 75 per cent of tho ox
ponse of tho paving. If Adams coun
ty should decide against those then
Adams county's $200,000 allotment
is tho meat in the coconnut. Follow'
ing tho discussion Charles Hughes,
who owns n farm this sido of Juniata,
signed tllo petition for tho two milo
paving district .west' of tho asylum.
Engineer Edgren told how sotnc farm
ers on tho paving project out of Lin
coln had sold their farms at an ad
vance o - from ;$l6'0-thcerago
ptfice beiorp paing--for 'jfa an
acre;; i'Ho BifidUr brick-pkyiwl high
wvtyiB feet wide would cost $3,6&'peV
square yard. Atlupjs County Uftrio-
.u... , A.MkWk
From a War Corre
By ADAM DREEDE
Tho fact that the people of France
are such good farmers and truck-gardeners
makes It patent why there wa3
plenty to eat In thut country ut all
times during tho four yonra of war.
The average Fiendi farmer cuts his
Brain by hand, nnd then after It has
been proporly gathered, the chlldien
ure put In tho fields to search ' tho
Iwund thoroughly for such grain ns
lias not liocu gathered. Tho children
carry baskets and as fnst as they ilnd
Ioofo grain they place It Into the has
kets and carry It home. The women
and chlldien also toko care of the gard
ens and In order to do this they arise
about four-thirty In the morning. Need
loss to guy, during tho harvest season
they retire "with the chickens."
One walking along tho streets of
Paris and looking at the tops of tho
buildings cannot holp but notice what
appear nt first to be a lot of earthen
pots ornamenting the tops of tho
buildings. But nn investigation proves
them to be small chimneys.
Paris is a cold city and most build
ings arc poorly heated In truth there
lire not so many buildings thnt havo
up.to-dat heating plants Most of tho
rooms are heated by small Individual
wood or chai coal Moves, which ac
counts for Paris being a city of chim
neys Another thing quite noticeable In
Parl3 is the uniformity of tho build
ings There are no high buildings'
there unless sevon story buildings are
to be called sky-scrapers most of the
building in tho business district are
but six stories high
In all largo towns and cities the
cafes and restaurants have small ta-
bios on tho sidewalk in front of their
places of business, from early spring
until lato In the fall. It la at these small
tables that the "butcher, the baker,
nnd candlestick-maker" gather dally to
discuss tho topics of the tlms and to
visit over a glass of wine or beer. And
on Sundays whole families sit around
these suihII tables and enjoy the en
tire afternoon watching the passing
6how, between sips.
It Is the same way In the IJols dc
Boulogne, and other public places ot
Wlno is tho national drink of
France. It is openly (hunk every
Very little water Is, diunk; In truth,
It would be nn easy thing for one to go
from ono end of Franco to tho other
without finding walor served at the ta.
blc. And there is a good excuse for
that, as the water at all times i.i con
sidered very poor. This is attributed
to tho fact that Tor hundreds of jears
tho. soil bus been treated with stublu,
manure, as "its principal fertilizer, and
In most places the water Is said to
leek with the faccnl bacteria.
Women and nion drink light wine
and beer (n public with no nnre con
cern that tho people drink soda-watoJ
In the t'nltcd State. Of cnur&o lo
have always done tint thing over thora
and the chances aio, they always
will do it. ,
I have soon three families sitting to
gether at the samo cafe, in tho samo
place Sundty after Sunday, and at no
time did any of them show any signs
of having consumed too much liquid
In France the people seem to under,
stand that wine and beer are mado
for use but not for abuse.
The world has given too much credit
to tho French chefs, ns the avwagft
chef in Paris cannot "hold a candle"
to tho average cook on a Nebraska
farm. Even In tho Cafe de i Palx,
and such restaurants as that, S3 food
Is not properly sea.-oned, and their
French fried potaloea uro Invariably
Eorved cold. And as for s-ervlre -
well, you pny for nil you get. You also
pay for tho use of a table-cloth and
Meals In Paris, during the war, cost
on nn average twelve- francs, or about
?2.in, but outEhlo of Paris they did not
run quite that high.
It Is true that the French have a
great respect for tho Americans, but It
Is also true that they shot their prices
sky high when they saw the Ameri
, Perhaps this Is best Illustrated by an
net I saw In the "Follies." Two men
woro doing a little stunt whon one
complained about tho hlglPcost of 11 v.
Ing. The otnor said that living In
Paris was not so very high If one only
know "the ropes." To prove this he
put u largo easel upon tho stage. The
caanl hold four or flvo largo plecrs or
white card bom il. Then ho said:
"Now, for Instance, wo will tako a
bnndwlch. Hero Is what It costs."
Then going to the easel, ho took off
a curd, and lhcro on another card was
marked In big, black figures, 1 franc
"Yes," spld the other, "only 1 franc
for the French. Hut how much for the
WHrlfF)m another card was taken
off and there stood one marked 2
"And how about tho American?"
"The American, mk," exclaimed the
other, barf Is what it would coat him,"
at thr lam tint he lifted another
card, and there upon tho oaael waa a
card marked E francs,
' ThU Utile "jotM" alwar "brought
dowa th feoiiM."
Notice of Suit
.Martha ti. Wright, John Clllford, James
(Jllford, MnvKloSliafcr.Mnry Hcntics, frank
J. Mahoney and tliu spouses of each ot tliciu
and (lie unknown helm, devisees, legatees'
personal rpprtfenlatlvesandsuceessorsln In
terest of each of ihem will tako notice that
fJcorueA. Wells us plnlutlll'. did on January
!ll. 11)111. lilt his iictltltm and coiiiuicneo an
action In tho district court of Webster Coun
ty, Nebraska, aualiiHt them the oiiject and
prayer ot which arc to quiet In tho said plain
tltr as aifiiltiM any nml nil adverse claims of
the said uaiiu (I and dcslminled defendants or
any of ihctn tlio tltlo to the Lot Twenty-two
ii 111 Illoek Three 3 In the town of Cowles
In Wilcicr county. Nebraska, and that
the murtgnxo executed thereon by Kdward
Ullford nml wife to Martha I-:. Wright, re
corded March 2. lK'jo, In Hook V of Mort
KUk'csnt puffo 1.17 l)o decreed to havo been
pa'd nnd satisiled and to bo discharged ol
riconl ami that tho defendants so named
ami dolKimiul and all persons clalinlim
thruityh or under any of them bo forever
Inn rod and enjoined from clalmliiK or iih
Hcrlliiuany rlht, tltlo or Intoresl In or to tho
said premises or any part thereof ndverxu to
i on are rrqulrcd to answer the petition of
theplalntlll oiulloln theollleeof the Clerk
of said court, nt Rod Cloud. Nebraska, on or
before Monday, March Hi. lull).
. Gr.omiK A. Wki.i.s,
w y I.. II. lllaekledKC.
Notice to Creditors.
In the County Court of Webster County,
In the matter ot tho estntn ni i.nmm
Creditors of said estate will tako notion
thnt the time limited for nrcsentiiiiim nn,i
lllliii; of claims against said estnto Is Juno
JOth, 1019, nml for tho parnicnt of debts Is
July '.'1st, iimi, that I will sit nt tho
county court room In said county on tho 21nt
day of Starch, lata, to examine, hear nnd
nllow nil claims duly Hied which are a llrst or
second lien upon said estate, and on tho 2tst
day of Juno, 1911), to examine, hear,
nllow and adjust all claims and objections of
general creditors duly died.
Dated this llthdayof I'ebruary, A. D.,1919
(Sea') A. D. IlANNicr,
s County Judge.
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your thoughts if a fiireman should ap
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is the day to insure. As that day may
be to-morrow for all you can know or
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pell you to stop in our office today and
bave us issue you policy,
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