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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, OHDOr
JOHN Q. POTTER DIES
IN DENVKK, COLON A DO
Word has bcOIri (reived of the do h
of John Q. Potior tic died at ln
ct,, Colnv.do on Friday, the 1'th.
IU liody will bo brought to thV city
for inlcrm'cnt nnd funeral scrire?
will to hsM Wcihcwlny at 1 :!10 p. in.
from tnc Congregational church.
John Q. Potter, was at ono time one
or the most notable men of Hod Cloud.
With li's brother, Jacob, lie came to
this county in 187.1. The two met.
immc'liutoly became interested in the
Abater power facility in this valley
They b'ilt the fitvt dam acres the
Republican river, southwest of Hod
Cloud, and erected a m'll Iticro in 1871
They were also somewhat interested
with Polly Brothers & Huberts in the
bui'ding of the mill on Elm Cicck and
in Franklin county, possibly the one
at Naponec. Previous to the building
of the flour mill, in the spring of
1873, John Q. Potter erected a saw
mill south of the pro-sent s'te of the
laundry. This saw mill furnished the
pioneers with the cottonwoori lumber
which was used quite freely Jn the
early buildings of the countpou
Mr. Potter wns a man "of intense
energy, activity and- enterprise. Not
only in a bus'ness way hut 'In social
nnd religious matter;. lie was the
leading man in the organization and
maintenance of the Congregational
church of this community. He was
the recognized leader in all move
ments nnd activities looking towards
the moral and spiritual development
of this vicinity. He developed and
organized the musical ability dls-ov-cretl
among the pioneers, nnd led thcrr
s'nging, especially, in religious ser
vices. During nil his life among us
he was never even suspected .of any
conduct unbecoming the highest char
actor of a christian gont'eman. Not
withstanding his 7onl in religious
matters he was always affable,
courteous and gentle of speech and
Mr. Potter was one of a family of
brothers who were somewhat unusual.
There were six of them. Five of
them were more or less familiar to
the people of Red Cloud. The young
est and smallest of them fs our pres
ent townsman, Spence Potter, who
walks the streets in vigorous health
notwithstanding he has already cele
brated the 81st anniversary of his
birth. His next youngest brother,
diaries Potter lived for a number
of years south of the river on Penny
Creek, conducted a merennti'e busi
ness down at the river mill, removed
to Wilcox, nnd is now located at Alma.
He recently celebrated his 83rd anni
versary, and there were sixty-three
of his famly present.
The brother older than John Q. was
the largest of them in stature. His
resemblance to Grandfather McKim
mey in size, general appearance and
manner, was so striking that one wns
often mistaken for the other. He was
the shortest lived of the family. He
is the on'y ono of the brothers who
did not attain the age of four scoie
nnd upwards. All of them retained
their mental faculties to the last.
The three youngest served during the
Mr. John Q. Potter, lias so far,
raunted more years than any of his
1 rothers. He lacked a few days of
reaching his 88th birthday. He was
twice married. His first marriage
was to Helen Curtis from New York
in 1865. She died in 1893 leaving
one daughter, Mrs. Helen Gamel now
residing at Arapahoe. His second
wife survives him. Mrs. Olive Crook,
an adopted daughter dives at Hanni
bal, Wisconsin. Monday's Commer
Matter of Diction.
A hurd-worklng, motherly woman,
born nnd bred n a farm In ono part
of Missouri and eventually summoned
by destiny to prepare the meals for n
household of miners In another section
of the state, nursed u grlevnnce that la
bound to morlt one's sympathy.
"Here T stnnd the whole day
through'," she complained on one oc
casion to a friend, "boiling and sweat
ing over the hot stove, trying to fix up
Botnethlng tnsty to 1111 up'tho stomnchs
of a lot of men folks, and then they
up and calls my good grub tchccfc !"
New Exposure Meter.
A handy exposure meter shows the
operntor how to sot his camera to oli.
tnln properly exposed pictures under
the existing light conditions. It con
sists of a metallic scale with a slide
nnd live circular windows of gradu
ated degrees of transparency. The
object to bo photographed Is first
viewed from tho most transparent
window and then tho slide Is moved
to the other windows until the one
Is reached through which the object
Is Just dimly visible. The correct
MmttorpHpeed and diaphragm opening
jivlll b? Indicated on the chart.
Many of Ue Misplaced.
It's a funny old world where most
of us are misplaced. For Instance,
"Whoa" has been ulci-icd clilef of the
Apache Indians, whereas he ought to
be captain .of ..your wife's expense uc
count. PitUfiurth Post.
UNFAft TO F&RME3
Third Article S'nws How Credit
Tost Went! Fail Him in
Tlio unfclrtu-an to the farmer of
the Edison-Fowl commodity money"
scl'pnio, although ostensibly aimed to
111. prove bin economic position. Is dls
c,tin-ud In tho present nrtlclo, which
Is tho third In a series prepared by the
American Hankers Association, ro
vlowlng tho exposure ol tho weak
ne?SP3 of tho plan as presented by
William T. Foster. Director of the
Pollack Foundation for Economic He
search, Ilrlclly, tho plan, sponsored by Thorn
is Edlaon and Henry Ford, would pro
Tldo for Government warehousing of
basic commodities, against which cur
roncy would bo loaned, during storage,
to tho producer without Intorest, up to
half tho avrago valuo of tho prod
ucts for tho previous twenty-five
years. On tho other half of tho value
tho producer would recolvo certifi
cates which he could soil or uso for
In that provision nllowlng for Gov
?rnmoi. loans only up to halt tho
averago valuo for twenty-five years
Mr. Foster finds particular weakness
!n tho scheme. He points out that
prlco3 havo risen so high slnco 1S0G
that tho fanner could borrow on most
products much less than half tho pros
ent valuo of tho products much loss,
In fact, than he could borrow directly
from tho banks. Loans on tho other 1
half tho value, which would bo on
virtually a second mortgage basis, ho
says, would not ho desirable for tho
"The plan .Is not fair evon to farm
ers; It Involves unjust dlscrlmlnn
Hon," Mr. Foster says. "Tho Edison
plan fixes tho loan values of all prod
ucts absolutely, uniformly and arbi
trarily. It Ignores tho rolatlvo pros
pects of different commodity markets
Only by the merest chanco would such
a method glvo a fair loan valuation.
Fifty per con; of tho average price
for tho previous twonty-fivo years
would bo too high for some commodi
ties and too low tor most of them.
With such details tho Edison plan Is
Banks Fairer to Farmers
"Tho general practice of the banks
ts not only fairer to farmers, but It Is
sounder business. There Is no Justi
fication for baBlng the loan value of
anything upon -verage prices In past
years. Sound banking practice ldok3
to the future. A bank for the pro
tection of its depositors, If tor no
other roaaon miiBt consider abbvo
everything the prospects of getting
Its money back. And a farmer s pros
pects of repaying a loan from tho salo
of his product depend entirely on fu
turo prices, not at all on past prices.
Last year's runs do not count In this
As to tho claim that tho Edison
plan would curb speculation In farm
products, Mr. Foster Bays:
"Thoro Is nothing In tho Edison
plan that would tend to abolish spec
ulation. Even after the farmer bad
stored his products and obtained a
loan from the Govornmont, ho would
still bo froo to sell his products out
right to speculators. Tho farmer
would havo all the Inducements to sell
that ho has today, and speculators
would have all tho Inducements to
"Clearly, then, tho Edison plan
would not provide a money that Is
so'inder than gold money; It would
not provide a monoy less subject to
fluctuation In value; It would not en
able farmers to obtain larger loans
than they can now obtain; It would
not dlyorco agrlculturo from tho
banking system; and it would not
eliminate speculation in farm prod
By JOHN OAKWOOO
Hitting the pipe seems like the
groatest way In tho world to got
somotbjng for nothing, a whole para-
dlso full of Joy far a few whiffs of
opium smoke. But
By tho way, tho big luro about flat
money ts that It seems to promise
about as much for nothing as a whiff
on the plpo. They are Just coming
out of such a dream now In Germany.
Hero Is tho way that German soft
monoy dream goes. Say In 1913 a
mnn put a ton yenr mortgage for 20,
000 marks on his farm. Marks wcro
then worth, In gold, about four
to tho dollar. Tho debt, therefore,
was equivalent to about $5,000,
In the ton years slnco that debt was
contracted, tho Germnn Government
has published, so to speak, trillions ol
paper marks. What happened? What
would happen to tho prlco of eggs II
they had a hen nt Washington laying
a billion eggs a day, oven If they put
a govornmont stamp on them saying
eggs woro worth a quarter a plocol
German marks havo gono down from
four to tho dollar to 120,00b to the
Here is whore the pipe dream feU
I i tlr"l"rly RO'-t! T' IP'S nort
put Is i)-u i'.-ic- Z' i n.urks tre
ti. 'ie paid Mirl, r ( otid 120,000
t the dollir Tv.-tity-thousMLd
ir-iks, one--Ivb ( that, ti:erftre
onral one-! .'h of a dull.ir. IG 2-Jt
ct-nts On ihe tl ory t at "a marli
l a mark." the debtor could wipe off
his C".000 .niortsaso for 10 2 3 cents.
Ios4 than tho value of a dozen eggs.
That h, lie can unless tho pipe
dream comui to a sudden end. For
onf thing the German courts aro rul
ing that the theory "a mark Is a mark"
doesn't ro, thut a debtor has to glvo
back a fair erpi'va't nt for whnt ho re
cilvud nnd that prisent paper marks
worth 120.000 to ;hc dollar are not
tho fair equivalent cf former gold
marks at four to the dollar.
Furthermore nil plpo dreams are
too gord to be fine. They are not
what they seem. The smoke Is wear
las off In Germany and they are com
ing down to earth with a dull thud.
It Is beginning to bu realized that tho
not result of a paper monoy night
mare Is that pro lucors aro robbeU
and speculators enriched. Farmers
are unablo to raise prices for tholr
products fast enough to keep up with
the falling purchns'ng power of un
sound monoy. Tho value of such
monoy slips away from them like a
handful of dry sand. It brings back
to them loss In purchases than they
guvo of tholr products to got It
The farmer uj a result can't make
t:il3 moot and when he gets lnto'dlf
M'-ultlos tho tin -ennd monoy specu
l.i'or stops In and huys up mortgage
farm lands eheu; and thus It la
tr.mtly the specila'or who profits by
paying off the mortgages with cur
ri-:.ey worth less tl; m a dozen eggs,
u:.less the courts stop him.
More than thnt. If farm mortgage
!:'lit can he p-.M off with almost
worthless currency so can corpora
Uorii pay off tln-lr bonded debt, the
bunds In which ninny a farmer's sav
ays, and many n widow's and or
ohan's Inheritance, aro Invested.
Before tho war. with marks worth
24 cents gold, the deposits of tho
thrifty In German savings banks were
worth over Ave billion dollars. Today,
although these deposits havo multi
plied many fold In terms of marks,
their real value Is only about half a
million dollars gold. That Is what a
"loose money" plan does for common
Plpo dreams aro wonderful while
they last but shattered health, mis
ery "and despair aro the final penally
Tho .ones who profit are, tho dope
fellers. Unsound money. Is a pipe
dream and the penalty Is economic
ruin, misery and despair fox the ma
jority. Tho ones who profit are the
speculators. ' . '
"JUST LIKE DADDY,"
AN ECONOMIC FORCE
By J. H. PUELICHER
President the American Bankers
words, that ex
press tho Imlta
tlvo nature of
children, occur to
mo as I think or
our parental re
sponslblllttes I u
respect to both
and tho thriftless
J, H. Puellcher
ness ot our boys a,nd girls. Tut
accent belongs on bath aspects of thtj
case, for wo have yet to find a person
who ts tho perfect example ot thrift.
Evon Ben Franklin admitted his
lack of attainment after his years of
jelf-admonlshmonl and solf-crltlclsm
and his temptations wore not so
great as those of today. Every reudcr
will admit tils deficiency la thrift. So
will 1. And what ot our children?
Will they copy us? Will their attitude
toward thrift bo "like Daddy's?" Will
it bo thrifty or thriftless?
It will at least be largely Influenced
by It. Tho thrift ot tho next genera
tion Is In the hands ot tno present If
our children aro "out ot hand" on
their habits, whom have we-to blame
Remembor this: Tho next genera
tion will be subject to tho same laws
of economics, tho sarao rules ot suc
cess, tho samo principles ot happl
noss, as prevail today. A habit of
thrift Is ono ot tho best possible char
acteristics wo can mould Into our
children's natures during their habit
forming years. Its value will bo ap
parent1 throughout maturity, whatovor
tholr lot,- whether at tho helm ot large
enterprise or steoring tho moro hum
bio affairs ot a home.
Thrift will bo tho basic principle
In tho economic llfo of our nntlon and
Its Bystom ot producing and exchnng
Ing commodities. Thrift Is always
both ot social and of ludlvldual advan
tage. Each day flnd3 us expanding
both In breadth and in depth of our
resources ot enjoyment and our op
portunities for scrvlco ns wo practice
But how shall wo bring about nab
its of thrift? Is thero any othor way
than by teaching, whothor by direct
precept or by tho unconscious oxampU
of our own habits, continually Im
pressing themselves on tho recoptlve
minds of tho young? ,
"Like Daddy" expresses ono ot the
most powerful social and economic
forces thoro la.
RI WMl i
! D t &$'Lrfe Yl
If you must nrguo lenm the
lawyer's trade nnd get paid for it.
There is always plenty of good jobs
to bo had when n fellow doesn't need
If a small boy lias good table mnn
ncrs ho will bear watching- in other
Anyone can remember a favor but
it takes a broad gauge man to forget a
Tho purchase of oil stock is a good
investment, but, unfortunately, it pays
tho wrong fellow.
I find that my real friends are the
ones who dislike the same people that
I have no use for.
Fools rush in where angols fear to
trend and they usually got kicked
out just as promptly.
I notice thnt I am most apt to
criticise those who have jobs that I
couldn't possibly fill.
Ono way to be successful is to know
more about your own business than
you do about other men's.
President Harding must expect to
remain permanently in his job. He
has sold his newspaper.
The American people may bo cre
ated free nnd equal but they don't
stay that way very long.
The average man wants you to
understand thnt he is ji nnrtv ilni-nor!
good judge of human nature.
Most brands of cignrcts smell like
they are made of roots nnd yarbs,
the same as old fashioned home reme
dies. Wouldn't this bo a grand old world
if people would pny their grocery bills
as cheerfully ns they pay for gaso
line? Someone wants to know if a man
will be happier after he is dead. Well,
so far, no complaints have been re
ceived. If the daylight savers want to
really benefit tho world let them start
a campaign to reduce the use of night
Editors. of city papers think that
all a farmer needs to be happy, and
wealthy is an automobile "dn'd ' a
Mother knows how she feels to
wards her own babies but she will
make her small son drown a family of
This, is the happy season when
X-ray skirts come into their own.
But they nre not half as bad as X-ray
What has become of the man who
predicted last spring that this was
going to be another year without a
You will have more friends and do
more good in the world if you mail
all your mean letters in tho family
It is estimated that the money paid
for homes would pay off tho mort
gages on every automobile in the
A Grand Island man says Hastings
is so far behind tho times that no
one dresses up thero during the week
except to go to a funeral.
A certain Nebraska lodgo refuses
to allow smoking in the lodge room
but there is a dirty old cuspidor
within reach of every chair.
In every small town the people
point to some individual and say he
would have made a great success if
he had only gono to the city.
College graduates might get along
better if they would realize that hav
ing an education and knowing how to
be useful aro not synonymous.
A Nebraska bnnker said the other
day that ho would bo willing to for
give Henry, Ford all his other sins if
he had never invented the tractor.
Fred Price of the Newman Grovo
Roporter, traded his flivver for a
Buick so he would havo room for his
family. Pel Barrows opines thnt ho
will invest in a White bus next.
,, A mnn may find lots of fault with
his wife but ho nlwnys admires her
taste in selecting a husband.
An cditur who devoter columns nnd
pages of spneo to prize fights nnd big
league bnsebnll is not very consistent
when he refuses to donate space for
Tho daily papers tell about n young
man who did his courting by radio.
That may be all right in these pro
gressive days but it wouldn't have
suited some of us old timers.
Why Pay Excessive Rates
The Great Northern Steamship Company
Announces that Arrangements are Now
Being Made for Monthly
$ 1 1 0 Round Trips to Europe
One Way 65
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Danzig, Riga, Copenhagen
THE ABOVE PRICES WILL INCLUDE RAILROAD FARES TO
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The Compauy plans to carry approximately two thousand passengers
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A round trip, with all expense's on
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pense than a vacariou right here at
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demand in this country for an in
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thoroughly comfortable and enjoy
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prime object of the Great Northern
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is an excellent opportunity for a person ot character to build up a
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CiT" Cut out and mail with your name and address "&
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! WE HAVE
Agriculture produces enough te
feed the people the year around but
some ot this production should be
stored to eliminate the over supply at
tho times of harvest or during periods
ot high production. It can thdn bo
thrown upon tho market In accord
ance with consumptive demands.
Co-oporatlvo marketing Is still In Its
Infancy. In a few localities where
farmers have been properly organ
ized and provided themsolves with
adoquato facilities to store their prod
ucts thoy havo been ablo to consider
ably stnblllzo prices, to the advantage
of both producer und consumer.
Farmers are looking for a scientific
merchandising basis upon which to
markot tholr products. It Is oxtremoly
important that they organize rightly
on tho commodity basis nnd secure
efficient capable management nnd ado
Uuato financing. .This cannot bo dono
in a day, a week, or n month, nor In
five or oven ten years, It must bn by
gradual growth and development.
The problem is so Important It de
mands tho best thought ot not only
farmers but educators, bankors and
ther business men, Banker-Farmer,
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who wish to visit the battlefields of
France, the Shakespeare country,
Scandinavia, the Laud of the Mid
night Sun, etc. A chance of a life
time! So it would seem; but it is
more than that. Tlc company will
build for a permanent business,
planning on setting a new standard
of high-class ocean travel oil a one
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at a (air margin of profit has al
ready Tjccii proved and is further
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" ( Check
--Enclose find P. O. Order for
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Price per unit $50.00.
(Four Preferred and two Coramou
Shares to each unit.)
Have Certificate and Receipt issued
in the name of:
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City or town .
nc aD0VC price quoted for immedi-
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When buying on installments 25 per
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pany order, balance may be made m
ten monthly paymentc.
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.Regular services e,very first and third
Sunday in the uftnth in the Adventist
church at 11 a, m.
You are cordially invited to attend
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The Margin of Safety
Is represented by the amount of
insurance you curry.
Don't lull yourself into a fnncied
Because fire has never touched you
ltdoesn'tfollow that you're immune
Tomorrow no today, if you have
time and you better find time
eauie to the otllue ittid we'll write
u policy on your house, furniture,
t-tore or merchandise,
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