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AMERICANS ARE PROSPEROUS
Victory Liberty Loan Campaign Finds
Ptopte In Excellent Shape to
Subscribe Liberally. !
Tho Victory Llborty Loan campaign (
frill bo started April 21 and It will
llnd Americans in all walks of life iu
xcllont Hlmpc to partlclpato largely.'
The record of litmlnoBH fullurea In
the United States for tho your 1919,
hows that American buslnesB men,
are in a condition financially to make
largo subscriptions to the Loan. I
In tho twelve months of 1918 thora
were only 9,'J82 failures In tho United
States as compared with 13,865 in
1917, lG.OSH In lDKi, and 22,1 G3 in
1D1G. This shows for 11)18 a 55 per ,
cent decrease. The total la the small.
est r.lnco 18.VJ when there wore 3,337
failures. Il reason of tho reat In
crease In tho numbor of busliipsa
houses in tho country since 1S09, thu
1918 falluros aro roluthcly evon much
smaller than then. I
And It Is worth while to know thnt
tho Tenth Federal Reservo District
was next to thu bottom of the list o
twelve districts, having the lowest
per cent of failures.
Farmers everywhere aro making tno
greatest returns in history. Wheat is
pogKcd at $2.2Gl and tho Government
Is also practically Ruaranteelnn tin
prlco of hogs and corn.
Among wage earners, despite tha
high cost of Ihlug, tliero la Mitrkod
Konoral prosperity, Tho average year-
wago of tho United Rtatos Stool
Company employee is now ?1,G7
against $905 iu l!)i:5. and $GU9 in 1902,
a 120 per cent lui'iuiisu. Tho lncroaso
In thu last fho o.trs i3 71 por, cent,
Common labor, receiving ?2.00 a day
before tho war, now gets ftom ?3.!i0
to J5.00. Skilled men now got on an
average of from JG to ?20 a day and
a few get as much as $75 a day. In
tho Keattlo shipyards men aio Getting
518 a day.
Hallway, wages havo been advancod
f700,000,000 per annum in the last
year, following a flOO.OOO.OUO advanco
given by tho Adanison law. The fol
lowing tfblu shows the 'relative pay
in 1911 .-nd now, and may bo tuKon as
a minimum of advance in nearly all
fields of emplo'yment:
Offlco boy. per week..? 8.00 $ 13.10
Minor station agent, per
llaggago man, per month 72.S0
"per month 90.00
Car repairer or black- -
smith, per day 5.22
' riain carmen, per day., 4.02
Ticltot clork, per month 72.S0
Ticket clerk and tele
jbono operator, per
Ur tho country farmhands who used
to bc satisfied with $30 a month and
board aro now getting $3.00 a day.
Tho cost of living has takeu up
some of alio gain In wages and profits
vorywhere, but there is still a hand
some margin loft. Now that tho Vic
tory Liberty Loan is offorod the pub
lic on April 21, Lucie Sam will bo
docldedly unwilling to accept any plea
of inability to subscribe from Ills pros
VtCTORY LIBERTY LOAN
.Wtf-uFj. rnu rfWkW&v
on His Feet
THE SOUL OF A STAR OF GOLD.
I am tho soul of a Star of Gold.
On soddon fields of France I stand, a
Guarding tho sacred bit of mold
Whore fell a youth, ,
Strong in his manhood and his might.
Sacred Is my duty, for ho loved the
Ceasoluss my vigil, he died for Right
Ha was a soldier from a land afar.
The dangors of a hidden foo ho braved,
As leagues away from home ha
sailed to war,
Nor foarod his fato
From enemy on land or wave.
Ho was God's champion, for he
Know not hatoi
A standard bearer, come to free the
Death lurked bt3ldo my hero on tho
But only cacornois to avenje thej
Of oft outraged humanity
Shone on his face,
Radiant in its frankness and appeal,
Ho was a freo man, born of Free
Como to freo innocents from tyrant
From his brave lips songs you lovo
Evon wlille sounds of battle burst
. Abovo his ears, thoro fell
. His homago to his flag-
Ills strlpcB and stars.
Proud of his country, though unwonl
Ready for death, rather than tyrant
My hero fought and died in Franco,
His resting place, nlicady steeped
In blood of homes may, porthance,
Not see again tho sacrifice of llfo,
Tho scourgu of foe. '
Ho strove, to put an ond to strife;
Ho went, that others might not luiva
I am the notil of a Star of Gold.
A me.wtigo would I add
To what I know his lips, now cold,
Would nay to his motheiland,
The homo ho know:
Honor tho blow ho struck with his
llo tuio to him, na ho was true to you.
Finish the work my hero did so well,
He and his conirmk'j ot tho trench.
Finish tho Job for which they fell,
And, falling saved thu day
And Victory for vou.
Lot no debt stand that you can pay.
J. M. W.
MEDALS TO LOYAL WORKERS.
The accompanying cut ropresonts
tho medals which tho United States is
to present to tho workers who havo
bean actho and faithful iu helping
tho Government to finance tho war.
Tho modals aro biting nmdo from
molted cannon captured from tho Ger-
mans by tho Americans. Such a modal
will bo a souvenir that one who has
had a part In tho Victory Liberty Loan
campaign will bo proud to wear.
"In tho Tenth Federal Reeerve Dist
triet modals will b awarded loyal
nowspaporo also, as thoy aro In thtr
j front rank amour; war workera.
I "the u.s.treasurythU
Ipl DEPARTMENT fl H
l FoR 'S
WQ PATRIOTIC SERVICE. Jti
April 28, lilp .
Honorable Mayor and City Council,
Red Cloud, Ncbr.,
I submit herewith statement of re
ceipts and disbursements of my of
fice for the period from April 1, 1019
to April 28, 191!).
Amount on hand April 1 ? 22.09
Receipts - 15.00
IJahincc - ..
Amount on hand April 1 i
WATER LEVY ffwND
Amount on hand April 1
No receipts or disbur.o
Halanco -. .....
' GENERAL FUND
Overdraft April 1
ELECTRIC LIGHT FUND
Amount on hand April 1 2.'i02.01
Disbursements ... 2.775.M
ELECTRIC LIGHT LEVY
Amount on hand April 1
No receipts or disburse
ments Ualance ..
Amount on h:nd April 1
Amount on nana rtprn i
Amount on hand April 1 . ..
Amount on hand April 1..
Occupation Fund .. 27.09
Water Levy 88.00
Gen'l Overdraft . 55,70
E. L. Fund lOIOiOT
E. L. Levy JS.09
Firemen . BO 1.(50
. .. 9,211.00
... . l',:!97.95
E. L. Special
General . .
FLORANCE, City Treasurer.
To Ncn Krsltlcnt Dnkniliints.
District l.'ouit of Wcibstti ioiinl),
.Menu I.nnili. tiuil .Inroli l.iunli. !ur litis"
li'iuil, lui'dii I J.uiic f. nml I'loia llurmr, his
wife, .lovo liurm r. lolui liuriser, Lewis Hunt
er, l'rank llinjcr, li-iriiur. his wifi,
ili'd'iiil.'iiilN. III take iiutK't that on iln- null
ilityiif April I'.Uii, William V. Miller. pLilntlll
hen In, llleil Ills petition lit tho ilMrltt court
tit Wulistor coimiy, Nebraska, nuuliiht Mild
doti uilauts. Iinph nihil with ntlicrx. thu oil
Jict nml ira.i'rnt whieh am to partlttuii or
llthi'Kaiuu cannot l partltlounl ciiuitalily
then (or sale ami division o( the piomilM ol
salil ah)of the lullow lumlcocrlhcil ual estate,
North hull of the iiorthwtht iiiarler of sec
tlou eleven, In township four, ninth, niime
nlno, west il I', XI. Webster county, Ndiraska.
Tin puiilou also aslsH thnt the shares of
the parties may be ileleriulneil nml cnnllriu
edniiil general i qultalilu relief. Thecrlllea
tloitnftmlil petition .states that tliutuu name
of lianter ulfuiil I'rauk (liarKer, tie-
(etiilant, li unknown ami that said
Harder, wife of I'raul: limner Is a mm ris.
deut ot thu state of Nebraska ami that all of
tho above named defendants nro mm rod
dents of tho state of Nebraska and that ser
vice of Huiiimoivs eiuinol be made In the stute
of Nf braskti ou H.nld dofeiidanls.
You and each or younre reipilreil to niiHwer
said petition ou or before the'.llh day of June
mill or j our default will bo taken and tutored
Dated April SI, mill.
William V. Mim.kii. I'hilntlll',
Hy rrauk I. M u inlay
II In Attorney.
Notice Is hereby lv en, that uiulir ami by
vlrtuuof an Order of Attachment Issuul
from thuolllceof l.'dlth U McKelKhan ('lurk
of the District Court of tho Tenth Judicial
District, within and for Webster eo.inty, No
hrnsUa, upon a decree In no action piudln,
therein, wheieln Occidental IMIldliiKit Loan
Afsiielntlou of Omaha. Nebraska, wan Plain
tlir, umlaKHlust William S, Turks, et al, De
fendants, I'tdml! otlcr (or sale at piflilio ven
due, accordliiK to the term of said decree,
to the hluhcst bidder (or cash In hand, at thu
south iloorol thu Court house, nt lted Cloud,
In said Webster county, Nebraska, (that
helm: tho IiulldluK wherein tho last term ol
said court wuk hohleni ou the I'.'th day or
May A. D. 11)11) at a o'clock p, in., o( s.ud day
thu followlnu deerlbod property, to-vvlt: Lot
Hlx (il), Iu llloek three (J) Oarber's Addition
to lted Cloud, Webster county, Nebraska.
(liven under my hand this 1 th day o( Aprl
A. I)., 11)11'.
rttANK HUl'I'lJIt hhorllt.
1". U. Maurer t'lalntlirsAltoruoj.
Mayor and City Council, City lted
( loud, Neb:
I submit herewith statement ovcr
lii(,' lecclpti ami disbursements of my
uilli'u lor the lineal year fiom' April 27
19H to April -J3, 1919.
Cverdrafts Apr. 2i 1U1U ... SI) II
Rvi'cjpts 2515 00
'Jr. II Ml
. ...i .... i i . .-...
Aim mi n.uiu vjiraii,
Kweiius ..,-,., .iii
Ualance ..? 1021
Water Levy Fund
A tn t. on baud Apr 27, 1918.... 1 75
Receipts 050 00
Overdraft Apr. 27, 1 1 1 8 175 19
Receipts .'1285 00
Disbtu.semeuts.1 IM05 51
Overdraft 55 70
Electric Liuht Fund
Amt. on hnnil Apr. 27, 1913.. .. 1013 8S
Receipts 15010 03
Disbursements 15013 29
U.ilunce ?.. 1010 07
Electric Liht Levy Fund
Amt. on hand Apr. 27, 1D18. ... 71 50
Receipts 1705 00
Amt. on hand Apr. 27, 191rf
Receipts 715 ()0
555 I 0
Amt. on hand Apr. 27,1018
Disbuisuneuts 491 71
tSalaneo'. . 1113 70
Amt. on band Apr. 27, 1918 .
.'110 J 7,'t
on hand Apr. 27, 1913.
Receipts IsO oo
. 301 0'J
Recapitulation April 27.
Occupation Fund Overdraft. .
General Fund Overdraft ....
Elect lie Light Fund
. 17.'i l'.l
.. lOl.'l b8
nieetrlo Liffht Levy Fund 71 fill
Sewer Fund ,
;i22i; 7 1
Recapitulation April 23, 1919
Occupation Fund 27 09
Water Fuiul I()21 id
Water Levy Fund fcS U0
General Fund Overdraft 55 70
Uleetrlo Litfht Fund 1010 07
Fj. L. Levy .'I 09
Sewer Fund lib 70
Library Fund .".... 1 17 OS
I'a vine; Fund '.. :lo:t 73
Fi i emeu's Fund Hoi (Jo
Registered Warrants Outstanding
Apt 11 27. 191S April 2S, 1U19
5ln,(i2 82 ?)J,9it 22
S. U. Fi.ohanci:, City Tretis
Notice of Administration.
In the County Court ol Webster County,
Iu thu matter of the estate of Annie K.
'Co all persons Intorcstnd In said estate.
Notice Is hereby kIvoii that LIzlo.M. May,
linMhls day llled a petition in tho county court
prayliiK that administration of said estate
may be granted to lierselt as administratrix,
and that said petition will bo heard before
tho court on tho "AM day ol May, 1UI, at
tho hour of 0 o'clock, n. m., nl thu county
court room. In thu cltv of lted Cloud, In said
county, when all persons Interested Iu said
matter may appear and show cause why the
prnycrul petitioner should not lie i anted:
and that notice ol HUuk o said petition, and
thohcarini; thereof, bo ttlven by publishing
a copy o( this order In thu lted Cloud Chief
a legal weekly newspaper printed and of
ueiieraleliciilatlonln mild county, for four
consecutive weeks prior to tho said day of
hearliiK. A. D. JIANNEV,
(Seal) County Judge
Dated tirnUittlulay of April IW
Successor to Dr. Cross ,
OVBlt STATB RANK
RED CLOUD NEBRASKA
From a War Corre
By ADAM BREEDli
There is one thing certain, and Unit
ia that war correspondents have no
just ctui3e for complaint about treat
ment received while witii the Ameri
can army. While General l'ershint;
did not in any mariner court publicity,
or the rood-will of the correspondents
nevertheless he made special efforts
to see to it that they received just
fair, and courteous treatment, li.
truth, the war correspondents had
more privileges and were Kiven more
freedom than anjbody. Invariably tho
went where awl when they pleased
and iu u manner did its they pleased
All accredited war coriespondont!
ranked its officers, were received us
officers, and conducted thomselvej as
Correspondents of the various press
associations paid to the u;overnmeni
$00 per week for the use of an auto
mobile and chauiTeur. Other corre
spondents (veto given the use of gov
ernment cars free. Of course, all press
car3 were subject to use only at the
sanction of tho officers in charge ol
tho press headquarters, put there was
little, if any, trouble encountered b
the correspondents in the matter ol
securing cars when, thoy desired them
Tito accredited cdrrespondent wort
a green baud on bis arm, bearing t
large red "C," while tho unaccredited
correspondent wore a white band
marked with a large red "C."
Correspondents were the only ones
who were really privileged to put
themselves in and out of the army al
will. This thoy did quite often, espe
cially when they went to Paris. Tiiert
they would doff their uniforms and dor.
tiie "civics." The minute that the
started back to the fiont they woulc
put on their uniforms and thus gel
back into the army.
Press headquarters proper was al
10 Rue St. Anne, Paris. It was here
thnt all correspondents went aftet
landing in France. They were prop,
crly registered, given instructions
presented with an army pass, and then
permitted to go to tho front.
Strange as it may seem, there were
only, on an average, thirty-six corre
spondents registered at headquarters
at any one time. This also included
the magazine writers, as they cam.
under that head.
In no other army were tho corre
spondents given the freedom that the.v
wore accorded with the American
army. I remember when I first vis
ited the American army down at Bac
caraft. I called upon Colonel Ale
Arthur, of the '12nd, the famous Rain
bow, Division. During tho conversa
tion I asked him if it would be all
right for me to go up in the front
trendies. He replied, "Yes, of course,
you can go out in No Man's Land and
get your"head shot olT, if you want
From that time on I had no doubt"
as to where I could go and it is need
less to say that I put in most of mj
time in and around tho American
It was tho very next day that I left
the front trenches for a chance in No
Man's Lund, where I soon found my
self within five hundred yards of a
German sniper. Before making my
way through the barbwire entangle
ment thnt separated the trenches from
No Man's Land I talked to the Yank
doing sharpshooter's duty. He was a
long, lean, lank Tenness,enn, and he
looked somewhat disapnointcd.
"What's the trouble?" I asked.
"Nothing much." came tho reply.
"Haven't vou had a shot today?"
"Nub, an' I'm sore, too."
"Jerry has taken a counlo of shots
at me this piornin' an I hain't had a
glimn.se of him yet."
"Did he come close?" I asked.
"Did he? I should say he did. 1
was leaning up against that gate and
the bullet plowed right through that
poet. There's the hole."
Sure enough thero was a freshly
mnde bullet-hole in the post.
"I think that I nicked one off the
other dav," ho said as I took a look
at tho German trench thurough the
field glasses. "You see thnt little
bunch of trees down there? Well, I
caught him trying to make his wnv to
the timber. My first shot fell a little
short and he kept a-goin', but when I
fired the second shot he fell. So I
guess that I got him all right."
The French nnd English were royal
entertainers, but they were not very
anxious nbout letting tho correspond
ents have very much freedom at tho
front. They seemed to think thnt if a
correspondent should be killed thnt
tho French or British government
would be held responsible, at least
that is tho way that it appeared to
If a war correspondent desired to be
attached to a certain division ho would
make the request known at press
headquarters. This matter was at
once cppimunicnted to the G. II. Q.,
whcre'ii was taken up with tho gen
eral iq command of the division, and
if il met with his approval the assign
ment was made.
War 'correspondents were not only
welcomed everywhere but thoy were
trusted by tho officers implicitly, and
1 have never heart! of a correspondent
Jictvavlng that trust.
Notice, of Final Report
In tho County Court of Webster county
In tho matter ot the tstato ot Anna Ka
tilna It.in;. deceased.
All persons Interested Iu said estate, aro
huriby notllled tint the i:ocutur hai
llled a Html account and n port of bis admin"
Istr.itiou.aiiil a petition for lliml sittlemeut
of his account amt a discharge from his
trusl. which have been .sot for luarlnn be
fore siid court on tho nlth day of .May litlt),
nt 10 o'clock, A. M , when all prisons Interest.
ed In the premises may appear and contest
Dated UiU2ith day ot April, lain.
hll.W. A. D. K.V.NMiV,
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Beautiful not by building palatial
homes but by beautifying the yards
and garden of the- homes already
built. Clean jour yards and alleys
lonoirow, Maj 1st. Put the finish
ing to'ic'ct to what Dame Nature
has just tloiif to give the yards a
green lrc?.s, by reinoing old leaves
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