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RED ' CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
THE RED CLOUD CHIEF
Sled Cloud, Nobrnaktx
PUBLISHED EVERY THUIISDAY
Eaterod In the I'ofitotllrc nt Hcd ( loud, Nob
ai Hccond Clasi Matter'
A.B.MoARTHUK, Editor nod Ownor
Foreign, per column Inch 15c
Local, " " " 10 & 12$
CONDITION AND ACREAGE
LOWEST ON RECORD
A reduction of 830,000 acres in
winter wheat rown this autumn, &nd
ono of the lowest conditions on record
nits announced in the December report
ofbfio Division of Crop and Live Stock
"Estimates and the Nebraska Dcp&rt-
ment of Agriculture. Rye acreage is
also reduced. Fam labor wag03 aver
age about the same as the previous
It is climated that 3,310,00 acres
were rown this fall, or 80 7o of last
year's planted acreage. According to
rcvLcd estimates, a total of 4,149,000
acres were sown a year ago of which
3,942,000 acres wore left for harvest.
The acreage sown last autumn as well
Uic acreage harvested this year arc
the highest on record. The prcrcnt
marked reduction in accroage was due
to the exceedingly dry, unfavorable
autumn. Tlio present crp is 830,
000 acres below that planted a year
ago, and 235,000 'acres below the five
year average of harvested acicagc.
The condition of winter wheat is
63 as compared to 80 percent a
year ago, and the ten year average of
89. Fields that were pbwed early
enough to ab orb some of the July
and August rainfall arc in fairly good
. condition but the later plowing which
comprises the great bulk of the crop
is very favorable. With few excep
tions there was insufficient moisture
to start the wheat on late plowed
fields until November! in the eastern
half of the state and the general rain
over the entire state did not como un
til tho middle of November. A a re
sult the crop has made very little
growth and some of it isn't above the
ground yet. It is extremely d'fllcult
to predict with any degree of certainty
the outcome of the present crop,
due to the exceptional condition.
The reduction in acreage of rye is
-also estimated at 80 and the condi
tion, 70. As in the case of wheat,
the dry unfavorable autumn is respon-
9 siblo for the marked comparison to
1 It is estimated that 24 of thi
k apple crop will bo shipped out of the
county of production. Tractically 18
4 of the apple crop has moved to
,. date, nearly all of which was shipped
4j .from the commercial apple counties
in southeastern Nebraska.
Yields of straw were light this year.
They are as follows: wheat straw, .9
tons; oats strow, .8 tons; rye straw, 1
ton; barley straw, .8 tons.
Kurm labor wages during the past
year were practically the ramc as
those of the previous ycr. Wage com
paxisns, this year (first figure) and
the last year fallow: wages per month
with board, ?35 and $35; without
board, ?49 and $50; harvest labor per
day with board, 33.15 and $3.15;
rt, without board, $3.85; wrges per day
other, than harvost with board, $2.15
and $2.15; without board $2.85 and
To .Samur.l Smllh, non-rcsWcnt ilt.
fcndnnti Nottoo Is hereby Riven Unit pursuant
to an order,, of nttitchmnt IsMieii by
Ii. W. 8lovnrfd justluo of thu pence
or Webster county, brnskn, in nn
aotlon pending beforo 1T5W justice
-wherein Ray Mountford riiulfrGlon
Mount'ord, partnois doing business
under the name and style of Mount
ford Brothers was plaintiffs and Snnv
ael Smith defendant to rocover the
, sum of $31.45, a writ of attachment
whs IksuoiI und levied upon tho follow
ing described property: Money on de-
' -poBit in Peoples nnnlc of Red Cloud
and thnt hhUI oiBe whs, on the return
day of the summons issued therein
continued for trial to the ISth clay of
January, 1023 at 0 A. M.
Ray Mountford, init...ir
Glen Mountford Plintlff.
Enelish Lutheran Church
Regular services every first and third
Saaday In the month In the AdrenMst
w.-ehvrch at41 .-.
Coaling Sunday the aonaal 'meeting
will be held.
' jQr He!n2f Pastor..
. JsBWSWyjfc,. r-..J
-rfMiWH io'i?H tlW
tlM New Yer".
" WrW co-fpHmeet-
S( WcifnTadajiTanlof HTM.
Cordial iqvjltftop gotH not worhipf
1'HE WEBSTER COUNTY
FARM IJUREAU NOTES
The annual meeting of the Wcb-
rtcr County Furm Bureau was held
Monday as per schedule. Old of
ficers were ro elected for Uic com
ing year. John Jlyan, president;
Alex Buschow, v.co-prcsidcnt, Fred
Householder, secretary; Ralph Mc
Calum, treasurer; C. G. Pitney and
I. W. Crowcll, directors.
Cbunty Extension Agent's report
was given given by County Agent
II." R. Fauach. Same was publi hcd
in the locul papers later.
Girls' Club work report was given
by Mrs. Mizer. She told of the re
quirements of a standard club and
what club work meant to the girls,
Women's club work was repotted
by Mrs. W. II. Thomas, president of
tho Women's organizations of the
county. This report showed th.it
the women have been actively en
gaged during the pat year.
Walter Sandquinl of Walthill
talked on lcg'slation.
Henry Kccney guvo an able and
appreciative talk on Fanners' organ
izations and their accomplishments.
Mr. Kcency's talk was good and wo
would li!;e to print all the good
things he nid if space would per
C. it. Stewart gave the closing
talk on accomplishments of Ameri
can Farm Bureau Federation. Mr.
Stewart had just returned frm the
annual mco'ing at Chicago Ho
made a plea for the co operation of
farm orga lissnticn for tho futuie
welfare "t agriculture.
Swine breeder.-' meeting Thursday,
December 2Sth r.t 3 p. m. in the Faim
Bureau office The Duroc and Po
land Associations will elect officers.
Arrangement? for spring sales will
be made. All swine brccr'cra invit
ed. HENRY FAUSCH
LOCAL ITEMS OF
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Friday. Dee 30, 1S12.)
Married nt the home of the bride's
parents in Irmvalu nn Clirt-ttims day.
Deo 2."), 1892, at 11 a. in, Mr. W R.
Mean and MNs I M. Mleliaols, Itciv.
G. W. UuminuU ollleluting. After the
happy event wo sat down to an exovll
ent dinner, coiihiMlngof tlio luxuries
of life. Tlie bride, whh the recipient
of some handsnne present tioin her
friends. Tlio brlil is n daughter of (5.
II. Michaels, and a well respected
young lady of her community. The
Kruom 1m a sou of Rev. liioiu and Is a
highly lu-pee'ed young man. T!ie
happy couple led on tlio evening tr.iin
for a vlsu to On-,-, (.'., Null. .May their
life be long and happy, and their joy
fur exceed tho'huppinexs of the court
Thu Pope boys nre home on a vaca
tion from Lincoln.
Walt Sherwood is one of tho most
delighted gentlemen in the city, and
all day Monday would put down
the (Inures "12" in tho columns of hi?,
books In the bank, instead of the
bank's business' Oil invesliijatioii, it
was learned that on Sun-luy previous,
his wifb presented him with a "12"
pound boy, and he was to delighted
with the Christians proietit that he
continually kept .lntting It down.
Father is dning well. Ciyars.
John Tul leys is certainly a young
man, vhtmi liidustiioiiN habits ate
worthy, of emulating He teaches
school llvo miles noitli-west of Red
Cloud He walks out there In the
morning from tho oily, builds the lire,
sweeps out the school home, teaches
the school, and wullts batik at ulRht,
walking f.O miles a weelt, teaching the
Rehool and dolhg the j.mltor work for
the fiuiall sum of $8 7." per week. His
school term will be three mouths ami
If he continues to walk each day hoi
will have wallced 000 miles.
G. A. Miller Is tho night watch now.
n Charley MuMlllau Is going to work
hw Josie Igou depHrted this oven,
lug for a few weeks' visit in tho east
Mils Matilda Coolc has accepted a
position in E. MoFarland's grocery
I. L. Fianie has moved to Red
Cloud, nml on January 1st, wilt as.
sume control of the Valley House.
Jim has lots of friends who will pat
L. P. Albright was iu Lincoln this
T. C. Sw&rtE has been in
City for tha past favr dayft attendintr
I to business matters.
ri . :
jK and Mrs. Bert "lindley we
4flXTA. from IUverton Sunday flvonlng
ITov; "", gRJT:
ettyln thtf-eaert-part-of-tovTO, .
Ua1 Pttrpjqarnsr to spend theory
TWUrJt 'iiVfi Qhwdi kMMtr"
Married at Superior
At Supi rlor, Ohilstiuiis day, at. th
home of the Drhlo's parents, Mr. and
Mr.s. Harry Waller, occurred tho mat tr
iage of their daughter, Miss Ethel, to
Mr. Edward T Whiting of .Juniata,
The wedding ceremony took place at
high noon beneath a largo white bell
suspended from a lattloo work of
white crepe paper at tho foot of the
stairway. Rev. Bowers, of Superior,
The bride was diessed in gray Span
ish silk luce over pink satin and oar
rled a tioucitiot of roses and swuetpeas
The bridesmaid woie a dress of blue
Miss IluUlo Moses of Superior was
bridcHinaid and Earl L. Whiting, a
hi other of thu groom, was groomsman.
After the ceietnony a three course
dinner whs served, tho dining room be
ing decorated In io l and green
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
(leorgu N. Whiting of Juniata mid lie
is Principal of the Cowles school while
his wife Is a graduate of the Cow la
school and for the pust two years has
taught ttio Primary gcade iu tli it
suhool. They left Tuesday tor a vi'M
at Omaha nud Lincoln after which th)
will make their home at Cowles und
finish thu school year
Only the immediate relative- of the
couple were present. Those from on.
of town weie: Mr. and Mrs. do. X
Whiting and son, Earl. Mi. and Mrs. I
J. Itoultou and mil, Harrv, Mr and
Mis. T. G. Whiting and Mr. Francis
Hot iiiMon of Juniata; ). H. liiiiley and
family of Red Cloud and (lat-ii:
Waller of Omaha.
There rec mine ulations a.e the
Wi,rk of u joint committee appointed
1 tlie Farmers' Union and tho Farm
Bureau. They arc, in a ms&.u c.
instructions to help our Reprcsenta
tlvc a.d Senator to be cnrr'cd out'y
them at Lincoln as f. r as p rs'blc.
These recommendations will bo placed
upon at the quarterly meeting o'
Farmer.' Union held in Guide Ro-l
du ing the first week in Jnnuaiy
, Moved, seconded and carried tli I
,we recommend to the legislative that
the sheriff's office bo placed back up
on a fee basis instead of a salary.
Movad, .econded and carried that
we lccommend to the legislative that
all County office: s be placed upon
the pre-war bxsis of salaries.
Moved, seconded and carried that
we recommend to tlie legislative that
the Smith-Mortgage law be repealed
Moved, seconded a id carried tlr.t
wc recommend to the legislative a
progre sive state income tax- law.
Moved, -conded aiid carried th I
we demand the further reduction of
freight rrtcs until same shall hi
brought within tlio piopor working
c'r'.'on to the purchas-nir power
farm cro ,s.
Moved and carried that wc favor
the lcpeal of the law ccat'njr the
office of h'ghwr.y commis ioncr
Wc arc opporcd to the qualifica
tions m set by the state supcrinto .
dent that tocxhers have to teach tv.o
year in country schools and 112 ho jr
college study befo-e bejiiK quilifie'
to teach in accredited citv chool-.
Tlict the examination of teat hers
be returned to tho Countv saprin
That the administration of tho
school he returned to tho count.
superintende it and local
That tho $108
That the dollar malchitur schem
with the government be abolished ii
all departments of our fcdcrul rov
ernment. Moved that prccco 'ing of this
committee meeting .c submitted for
Motion carried. A. L. Stone:',
Geo. Amuck, E. A. Tcrrill, N V.
Anderson, C. B Steward and W. E.
Moved, seconded and carried thnt
the c-mnty commlrioners publish by
township the personal taxes l'sted
for assessment by ench tax iiaycr.
Moved, seconded and carried that
wo recommend to the county commis
sioners that the sheriff's ofilco be
audited by a public accountant from
the time it was changed from a feo
office to a salaried.
That the county agent be made a
That the office of the county as
sesror ba abolished.
That ths truant officer be- trans
Iferred to the authorities of tW local
school boards, 7vi -
A.'L. Stony Gee, AWdr. A?
Twt Ht .VvAnderon, dj &,$&
- ... r rri--
ana w. is. tuerson,
i f't ".
Grac Church Nitmm ---
Hunilay School at 10 a. a
rltfMiommuklgn at It a.
sWlo'e"at 7-30 p.
UootewMid werjblp Oarlit Ui u
By Mary Graham Bonner
wi ! a
((!, 122,' Wvitern Newipaper Union.)
"D OSALIND was engaged to be mar-
rled. She was to be married the
day after Christmas. She couldn't
very well be married before then as
her fiance was so especially, miusual
ly busy at Christmas time, nml It
would have been cruel, too, not to have
For Bill, her beloved, took the pnrt
of n Santa Clans every Christmas for
ono of the big city stores. Ho was an
ideal Santa Clans, lie wnsi.tt. too tall,
ho was not too short; ho w Jl-nther
Inclined to a stoekincss of build, and
extra clothes made him look an Ideal
round Santa. Ho hud a ruddy face
and snapping blue eyes and dressed
In n Santa Clans costume he was per
fect. How the children did adore him I
And how he loved them! Tl.ey v.hls
pered their secrets to him and their
eyes danced with rare happiness when
ho waved u good byes to them nud
"Sweethearts," nud "My dears," and
"Children dears," and other affection
Rosalind had been thrilled' when
she had heard him first, In his deep
beautiful voice uttering such beautiful
words! For Rosalind had met him
first when he had been a Santa 'laus
and she hud been an extra sales girl
taken on for tho OiirlsttnuH rush.
It had been her first meeting with
him. But she had been kept at the
store ul'ter the Christinas ruh was
over, ami Bill had worked for the
stoic for seven yeiiri now. Every De
cember he was Santa Clnus. Tho oth
er cven mouths ho spent In selling
kitchen utensils In the basement.
They bad fallen In love with each oth
er, though, at this time when he had
been Santa Clans. And ninny u time
when he hud said: "Good-by dearie,"
to a child, he had been thinking of the
pretty girl who was at thnt very mo
ment selling dolls and giving her
smiles, her beautiful smiles to a moth'
er or to children.
And now a second Christinas wns
coming around, and once more Rill
was Santa Clans, and us soon as ho
was through being Santa Clans they
would be married.
"I've always hud lots of romance In
my nature," she said to blm one eve
ning. "I've always thought It would
bo awful to be like some folks some
I know and sonic I've heard talk. One
lady who came to the store with a
friend was telling how she and her
husband got along perfectly. They
each had other friends, and sometimes
they met and embarrassed others when
they told that they were married. For
one time the husband had been Imvliii:
dinner with a friend, and the friend
had been looking illrtatlously at hi"
wife who wns'nlso in tho restaurant.
"The friend had been much embar
rassed when hi d'svovcrcd he had heci
Took the Part of Santa Claus.
lllrtluc with the husband's wife. And
hlic was tt'lliiii; this as a Kood Johe.
"1 wouldn't want that Kind whuie
one gin'.s one way nud tho other the
other wiiy. And I wouldn't want to
ho known us u wife hecuusu I was
nuurrt'llui; ulth my hushuud.
"You know hov you hear folks say
Well, you could toll they were mar
ried, nil rlKht.' I don't want Unit
"And yuu won't hnve It, little Blrl,"
Iilll said. "I'm for your kind of ro
mance every time. I'm for the kind of
n married life where folks won't think
we're married we'll bo so happy! I
had a friend mice llko that. Why, a cop
called hhn down hecauso ho was mak
ing love to his wlt'o and wouldn't be
lieve they wert married 'cause she
called him Marling.' They found It
awkward, but they had the right
Am! iih Itosullud listened to her
Suuta Clans, as .she counted the days
boforu the wedding, she said to her
self: "It will ho an annual romance to see
Kill as Santa Claus, for U whs as
Santa Claus that I,, too, fell In love
with hliu as well us the children, and
every year our happy, merry, memories
wH he revived for urn We; believe In
reaienc'4im) romance .believes In ue,
ferlt, tat, la rotor tdpUy fts-parr."
Atul vtiuteon who :kntw -them both
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Phone Ind. 3 on 90, Bell 174.
Mrs. Ed Amack
BOTH PHONES RED CLOUD, NEB
I. T. AMACK - PHONE IND. 32M
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M-ifiixntMrantr 'ii miwii iiwi m ii m wiihiiiwiiiiiiiiiiwiiimii en iin ,
ART NELSON, who has been in the employ of
E. W. Stevens, for the past four years, has resigned
his position, and knowing him personally as. being a
man well qualified for
Plumbing, Keating and ElectricalWork
have decided to give him floor-room in my store
where the trade will rccctve courteous treatment and
his piices will be reasonable.
GEORGE TRINE, HARDWARE
Our Printing is
Clean cut and snappy.
We know just how to handle type
to get the most attractive display
and the best results.
Need stationery - - bill heads - - Book
lets - hand bills of any kind? Phone us.
e quick service -
No job too large
us to print.
The Red Cloud Chief
How About Harness!
r Ijwlll tncet'nny cataloRue price on Hnythlnp In (he harness line
Don't let someone tell you that yon con save money by sending away
come in and loolc my stock over. I can save you some modey.
Bring in your old ones and get them fixed up and oiled before Spring-
LEE R. WALKER
Harness and Saddlery
OVER STATE BANE
Dr.R. V. Nlchlsi
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