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THE WEBSTER COUNTY BANK
Edward Floiince, President Red Cloud, Neb. S. R. Florance, Cndiic
DepotUt (luaranttal by tht Dtposllort Guaranty Funiloftht Stat' of Xtlraika
l IF IT'S FENCE POSTS
t We Have 'Em
I Malone - Qellatly Co.
"Talk with us about fence posts"
Just For Comparison
1913 - - 1920 - - 1921
' us been Jigurcd out,
house, the LUMBER cost
$1,600.00 in 1913
$3,300.00 in 1920
$2,000.00 in 1921
. Freight has advaucid tfsSo.co on this materia, since
tp'Jt which makes the lumber cost at the prescnHimc a
trijle over $100.00 more than it did in 191 3, exclusive of
h freight raise.
Piatt & Frees
100 Per Cent Fair
At NELSON, Sept. 19 to 2 3
Nuckolls County Fair
Will put on a program this year that will please the most
skeptical, at thecld prico, this is what you want to
School Children Admitted Free on Tuesday
From any where and everywhere, Stock judging starts
promptly at nine o'clock each morning.
Superior, Deshler arid Nelson Bands
Unite in one grand concert, Wednesday.Sept. 20th.
Hiwaiian Quartette will sing during the forenoons.
Races Start Promptly at 1:30 O'clock
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 51.500.00 in the best
acts traveling will be sandwiched between races.
Dan Desduriie's, the World's Best Colored Band
and entertainers will entertain you for two hours each
evening, no better traveling. Come and stay for tho
Friday Auto Racing Day
Some of the best drivers in the United States have already
cntorcd these races, You will sec the best. If you are
disappointed in the program and you think after attending
that we have failed to give value, slop and' we will be
pleased to givd you back your money.
For Information Write
GEORGE JOHNSON, Sec'y
I GENERAL CONTRACTOR
We do building from the excavating to the painting
complete. Wo will figure yfcur jobs to furnish all mater
ials, or otherwise, to suit bur customors. Wo do FRAME
BRICK and STUCCO work, Lot us show you the differ
' enco between good and inferior stucco.
that in building a certain A
JOE WEIR, Pros.
By JAMES C. YOUNG.
by McCluro Nswipftpar Syndlcata.)
VAMPIRE WHO TUFjNED BIGOT.
ABAHY girl was born In tho prison
at Nlort, France, In 1035. Her
father was n Huguenot, or Protestant,
mid her mother a Catholic. Religious
dissensions then divided France be
tween tho two sects. Tho mini had
heen Imprisoned because of his sturdy
udhoiclice to the Huguenots, and re
mained under hey until 10:il), when hu
was released iind went to Martinique,
West Indfes, with his family. He died
there and the mother brought the little
girl hack to Paris.
They were- very poor. When tho
girl was Just past fifteen she met the
Abbe Scarron, thnt brilliant scholar
and writer, who then was a celebrity.
Scarron was deformed and always 111.
lie offered to pay Iter expenses In a
convent, or to marry her. She chose
tho man, and for "ten years tenderly
nursed him. Her position brought her
Into contact with the first minds of
the day 11 ml she learned rapidly.
After Scnrron passed from tho scene
she was invited by tho Mnrqulse do
Montcspan, mistress of. Louis XIV, to
direct the education of their children.
She accepted and it was not long until
tho klug tool: an interest In her. Do
Montespan was 11 haughty, high-tempered
woman, Do Mnlntcnon, calm and
even in her demeanor. Louis found re
lief from tho storms of tho one In tho
placldncss of tho other. And tho old,
old story was repeated.
After Do Montespan had been ban
ished from court the queen died. Do
Mnlntcnon led Louis Into n morganatic
marrlugo and assured herself of u po
sition almost beyond attack. But the
vampire of the sweet ways developed
Into n shrew ns sho grew older, be
came bigoted and n relentless perse
cutor of tho Protestants.
She had heen credited with Influ
encing the king to revoke the fniusiis
Edict of Nantes In 1CS5. This -.edict
guaranteed a measure of liberty to
Protestants and Its revocation plunged
Franco Into civil bloodshed which
sapped much of tho power that had
been built up by Louis and two great
ministers who preceded him, Mnznrln
and Richelieu. It nlso drove from
Franco many of Its best families and
stirred up unquenchable Humes of
hatred, which eventuated n hundred
years later in a complete overturn of
tho Catholic power.
Do Malntenon hesitated after slio
saw the results of her Influence, but
It wns too late to draw back and, worn
atillke, sho figuratively threw up her
hands nt the harm she had wrought.
Sho outlived the king and tholas,t
years of her life were as narrow and
bigoted as her first hud been guy nud
tender. Perhaps sho had lived' too
long, ns the philosophers say.
By JAMES C. YOUNG.
Mculuiu Nownparrar Syndicate )
THE WOMAN WHO USED MAGIC
TO WIN A KING.
Q HI! was a haughty beauty who cast
J lur o-. upon Louis XIV and as-
i . . i tn wiii i place uuiuo nun. :u
the "lliiiiiil' Vi:;arn,ue" vould sl'em to
have paid i.ui I i its attention to her.
So the Mnnniifco !o Montespan deter
mined to win him by the use of mugic,
In which .she ii n believer. She paid
"wltrhi'.j" to help I. .'i', bought "love
powders," which !l secretly dropped
Into the king's wine, and resorted to
many other foolish menus. Then, in
.two, hhe had the "blink nins.-i" said
over her, u degrading and somewhat
horrible eeivmony which alleged
priests of magic had Invented.
No doubt the marquise thought that
this mass was successful, fur tho nest
jear she became mistress of the king.
Louis, the lover of many woman,
came under the complete subjectl-m of
the marquise. She dabbled In state
craft, obtained high honors for her fa
vorites, and generally comported her
self as king's mistresses hnve heen
wont to do In nil ages. She coupled an
Imperious temper with her beauty, and
no doubt Louis spent many u bad quar
ter hour In her company, especially as
tho marquise and his queen, Maria
Theresa, wero nt sword's point. Do
Montespan became the mother of sev
eral children. She selected Madam
Scarron, nfterward tho Marqulso do.
Malntenon, to direct their education.
This threw Louis Into tho company of
Ho Malntenon, and It soon b.'camo ap
parent that his love was wavering.
When He Montespan found her pow
er dwindling she 'resorted to mnglc,
and It may be believed that s-lio tried
every eoncelvnblo means to maintain
her hold on Louis. "Love powders"
again came Into play and one of theso
made tho hint; so III that sho was sus
pected of trying to poison him, This
led to an open rupturo and not long
afterward she left court, much to tho
delight of tho queen, who had been
long held In 'subjection, Maria Theresa
was of a devout character, a simple,
unpretentious woman, who never could
copo with tljo marquise. Hut her new
hopes were destined to bo dlnnp
pointed. When Do Montespan died In 1707
Louis forbndo her children by him to
wear mourning, proving onco more his
callous heart." Thero wero seven of
these children, nil legitimatized, and It
was no part of tho king's plan thnt
ithey should sorrow for a woman who
Lhftd-beon ineu.lv tl dr. matter.
Farmers of This State Askod
to Answer Appeal of Peo
ple of Near East
ENDORSED BY GOV. McKELVIE
Children Dying of Hunger In Streets
In the Presence of Workers Com
mittee Depending on American
Farmers to Contribute
An estimate of .'170,00 1,000 bushels of
corn und wheat Is Hie latest Govern
ment Htutement of their year's yield
for Nebraska. And It Is Governor
.Samuel It. McKolvle who says "In view
of tho bountiful crops hero and the
continued condition of destitution and
suffering In the Near East, I have no
doubt that this campaign (Harvest
Grain Appeal) is worthy of the sub
stantial support of Nebraska people at
the present time."
Thousands nnd thousands of boys
and girls, children of once happy and
prosperous farmers of the Kusslnn
Caucasus and the Near East are
starving today, for night has fallen
again la these lands of one of the old
est agricultural races.
Last winter Nebraska farmers In
twenty counties gathered and shipped
enough corn to tniilFe $10,000 worth
of corn grits and Hour that was loaded,
together with rice, from Southern
farmers, beans from other states nnd
more corn products from lown and
Knnsns, on the steamer "Datchet"
which sailed from New Orleans, Louis
iana nnd later unloaded Its precious
cargo at Hatuuin In the Russian Cauca
Cablegrams Reveal Conditions.
A recent cablegram from Mr. Vlekrey,
General Secretary of the Near East,
Itellef, who Is In the Near East, tells of
tho nrrival of this ship, for he says:
"Saw Datchet unloading food sup
plies Hiitotim last week also passed
three solid trnlnloads speeding from
i.ntouin direct to our warehouses Alox
nndropol and Erlviiu where we now
have over twenty thousand more home
less children who will perish If we do
not provide for them. Children outside
our orphanages were dying on streets
of starvation while wo were there In
August. Winter will bring Indescribable
suffering. Every pound of Hour, rice,
beans, cornflour or hominy on Datchet,
Esther Dollar, or other relief ship
menus life to some child or helpless
exile. People naturally , industrious
nnd help themselves whenever when
ever possible but continuous warfare
prolonged exile und occupation of ter
ritory by enemy forces until too late
to plant crops, have rendered refugees
destitute and helpless. All supplies
4uo kept under continuous control e,f
experienced American relief workers,
nnd economical effective distribution
to starving refugees Is us-miol. Need
In a second ctihleirrain from Con
stantinople. Hie writes:
"Conditions lu Armenia this year In
describably worse than last year due to
occupation of land by enemy forces un
til too Into for adequate crops. Minimum
budget llftecn million doi.ius to main
tain children In orphanages and pres
ent relief activities, Mmost unlimited
large Minis required for adequate re
lief of refugees nnd dependents."
Ccntilbutious Must Continue.
Millions of dollars for Hum! sulfur
Ing people have been given and must
continue to be given by the happy
and piovperous dwellers of our great
cities nnd town. Those ro situated, lu
Nebraska last fall ami winter gavo
over !?1L",000. This summer they
nru giving and during the coming fall
and winter they will continue until
they have more than equalled their
generosity of the past.
The farmers of America, seeing
their bountiful nnd Immense crop, nre
offering us their share, 5,000,000
bushels of grain to the cause and the
need for foodstuffs to save men, wo
men and children of the stricken na
tions and this Is paramount lu order to
prevent wholesale famine this winter.
Dump 50,000,000 Bushel3?
Every bushel of corn or wheat taken
out of Nebraska will help to stiffen
the local market. And ns former Sec
retary of Agriculture Carl Vroomnu
onco said "The American Tanner could
dump ."0,000,000 bushels or corn in the
ocean and It would not be missed but
It would help the corn market," and
then he added "Why dump tho corn?
Hotter give It to these stun Ing people
ami the result would bo tho same. '
Certainly It would he tho snino, but
plus a warm glowing feeling In tho
heart of tho American farmer, because
he would realize the joy of helping
follow farmers of the Russlttn Cau
casus and Near East.
Already every grain producing stato
In the union Is hard at work. West
Virginia farmers In a stato thnt lo
mostly all rocks, coal, oil and gas, have
Just raided ten cars of corn and wheat
and they buy corn and wheat of other
states for their homo consumption.
Nebraska hns helped In part, but wo
must do tho equal of other grain
states. Iowa wlll'glvo 292 cars of corn
and wheat, Illinois 270, Kansas 201,
South Dakota 107.
Nebraska has been' asked for 200
cars, or less llinn ono bushol out of
every ,S."0 estimated for this year's
Have your job priptjugdoue at the
Chief roffleo, and' It'wlll be rlglit.
THE PINCH I
I ffi By LOUISE HOFFMAN. " b
(, 1921, by McCluro Newspaper Syndicate.)
And so they were married nnd lived
happily ever after that is, until the
question of the best way to handle the
family Income arose. Hut then there
was no question Just nt first. Hob ns-.
sumed that as head of his family ho
was only exercising his prerogative by
keeping the purse swings 'and doling
out so much every once In a while and
Joyce tacitly agreed.
"Hob, dear," she timidly began at
dinner, "Etta wanted me to go shop
ping this morning."
"Vou went, of course?" he asked in
the Indulgent tone of one being sure
of nn afllrmntlvu reply.
"No," returned Joyce briefly.
Hob's face was a study. "I thought
you adored shopping," ho ventured.
"Why didn't you go, honey girl?" ,
Joyce suddenly lost her timidity. "I
didn't have any money," she blurted
"No money? Where did It all go
to?" he luqulred, mechanically, wiping
his dry lips and gulping down soma
"I don't know," confessed Joyce, all
nt sea. "I owe the butcher, the grocer,
the milkman, nnd the little you gave
mo seems to have evaporated."
Joyce and Hob spent their first dis
agreeable hour together facing facts.
Hut at the end of It Joyce wns
able to show Hob that to continue this
prnctlco of doling out uncertnln
amounts of money every once In a while
was nothing short of dally crucifixion.
Hob saw the justice of her claims
and the niggardly position In which
she wns placed and together they
resolved on n weekly nllowance.
Joyce felt a sense of security In
knowing definitely how much money
she could spend weekly.
This. plan worked admirably for a.
few years, but Joyce found It had In
convenient drawbacks, too. A single
week's allowance failed ninny times to
meet expenditures that were In view
a month ahead. It became an actual
bug-bear to account for every penny.
She struggled many an hour over ac
counts that refused to balance. She
could not always remember.
One day Joyce went to call on Etta
her bridesmaid, who was now a happy
wife, and found her busy writing out
"Why, Ettn!" she exclaimed in rapt
admiration. "I didn't know your ship
had come In nnd thnt you had money
enough of your own to bank. You're
a lucky girl."
"I haven't nny money of my own
exnetly," laughingly protested Etta.
"Hut you sign these checks person
ally," coming nearer nnd taking the
liberty to stare at the white bits of
"Oh, that's because we have a Joint
account nt the bnnk," explained Ettn.
"We handle our Income, by the bank
account. It Is plnced In both Jim's
name and mine. This gives me the
right to write and sign checks equally
"I should think that would cause
confusion," commented Joyce with
puekoied brow. .
"No," returned Ettn, "because we
nre equal partners. We share In com
mon. Jim enrns the money and de
posits his weekly salary In the bank.
He says I have earned It equally with
him in caring for him, his health and
our home. So the money belongs to
both and both of us have a say as to
Its spending and Its S'avjng. It sim
plifies housekeeping and bookkeeping
as I have all my purchases listed on
a bill and rendered once n month pay
able by check."
Etta smiled' "'Every virtue lies
dangerously near n corresponding
vice,' " she quoted, "and I had to bring
myself up sharply once In u while In,
order not to abuse the credit system.
Hut I learned."
Joyco'went home with her mind full
to overflowing with u new, practical
and workable manner of hnndllng
"Pshaw! my salary Isn't Inrge
enough I" protested Hob when Joyce
told him her new scheme that-night
at dinner. "I can't get enough to
gether nt nny ono time to warrant a
bank taking my account."
Joyce was not to ho put down.
"Well, let us visit our local bnnks,"
she suggested, "frankly state our cir
cumstances and see whnt happens."
And they did finally, with the result
that Hob's eyes were opened td" tho
Yact Hint the time hns gone by when
the a vertigo bank refuses an account
because of the limitation of tho dally
balance. Thnt when a married couple
open a Joint buk nccount It estab
lishes domestic credit.
15ob and Joyce wont home ns though
trending on nlr. The bank ofllclnls
were so courteous and rendy to ex
plain every detail of the checking ns
well as the savings sysfeinr Hob felt
a new self-iespect for his ability In
the financial world. And Joyce began
to anticipate tho dignity and Impor
tance of signing checks herself.
"There- goes Nell," whispered Joyce
as.'tlicy saw a modestly attired womnn
disappear Into Lawyer Cook's office.
"Oh, Hob, I know their money dlfll
cultles had brought them to tho point
of divorce nnd I wonder," she shud
dered nnd pressed his arm, if ours
mlglit linvo led us there, loo, ,1 lc
llevuY I'll tell Nell what tho pinch
taught us and how, through Etta, tho
bank Is going to help us solvo tho
problem of being ono In tho family Income."
Old Settlers' Picnic ; V
At Tho Grcve South of Cowles, Sept. 22
Basket Dinner-Everybody Come.
Following Is a paitlul program:
Nebraska Under Franco and Spain . . .
'. 13. J. Ovpiing
Tho Louluna P inch use.. P. J. Muu lay
The Nebraska Hill Fred Mnurer .
The. First Settlers .... Emanuel -Peters
Who Named Iimvale? ...W.J. Vance
The Elm Creek Stockade.. John Waller
Life in Tho Ited Cloud Stockudo
.Mis Fannie McCtine
Whht, And How We Ccoked lit '71....
Mrs. Mary Arneson
A Guide Itoek Dugout ,
, . Mis. Orpha Pace
The Fashions of 1870... Mrs. U. C. Cox
The Prussians We Esteem
Oak Creek LMoneers Pascal Laird
Norwegians In il Summer Laud
Miss Ada Skjelvor
The New llohemln..MUs Itessle Havel
The Coming of the Swiss.. John Fnrnnm
Dugout Comforts lu '7.1
Mrs. Mnry Sprncher
Tho Virglulaus of the East
Hon. K. B. Thompson
New Virginia G. P. duller
The Little Blue.... Hon. W. E. Thome
Grandchildren of the Pioneers
. .llowurd Foe and Win McBrlde
The Newest Vllluge of the Couuty . . .
; L E. Spence
BAPTIST CIIUKCH NOTES
Preaching at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m.
Sunday School at 10 a. m.
Prayer meeting, 8 p. m., Wednesday
evening, led by Kev. I. W. Edson,
who will preach Sunday morning and
evening. Brother and Sister Barkey
having fulfilled their engagement of
three months with this church will
return to attend Grand Island College,
another year. During their stay in
the city Brother and Sister Barkcy's
labors were greatly appreciated by
the church and community.
We have received word from our
Slate Secretary W. J. Fowie that Rev.
Fred Ncwland of Grapeland, Texas,
who is now engaged in special meet
ings in Houston, Tjexas, will be with
this church the first week in October.
Kev. Newland is highly recommended
as well equipped for the ministry and
a man of sterling character.
Methodist Church Notes
Sunday School at 10 a m. Church
service at II a. in and S p. m. Epworth
League at 7:lo.p. m Prayer meeting
Wednesday evening at 8 Velock.
If you are not attending elsewhere
we extend to you a cordial Invitation
to attend our Sundny School, nud
dim eh services
HaiiiiyW CorE, Pastor
Congregational Church Notes
Rev. Mary II. Mitchell, Pastor
Preaching services at 11 a. m.
Sunday school at 10 a. m.
Prayer and Bible Study Friday even
ing at 8 o'clock. All are welcome to
ntiy of those sorvlccs
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You can avoid staleness If you have
will power enough to assert yourself.
Like the fabled hero of the ancients
who grew stronger every time nn ad
versary threw him to the ground you
can "come back" if you go to mother
earth. Get out Into the open. Go to
the strcnnis whore the llshcs play.
Cilnib the hills where you will be com
polled to pant good air Into tho lower
lungs. Chase the wild things of the
forest nnd then try to outdo the thun
ders with unrestrained hnlloes and see
what nature will do for you. There's
something In the cnreless abandon of
nature that puts fitness Into the whole
Modem Problems No. 5.
How decs a fnt emu dlM-obe In an
OVER STATE HANK
E. S. Gesurber
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