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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 4, 1884)
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All VIGILANCEvIS THE PRICE OF
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RED CLOUD CHIEF
Pmbtiahml roy Friday Morning
A. C. HOSMER.
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Xstrwi t thi rovtotSr i Rd Cloud as mat'
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Rob. Y. Srikkt
State Bask of Red Clow
iD CLOUD. NEB.
poll Attention Given to Colli
SUM Garber. Leri Moore!
Buy nnd Kell ExrhaiiRe. Mako cft,
Vlectiom. D'mcount Notes nnd Joj
General Bankinjj Business.
IKTRRE8T ALLOWED ON ALL TlJtK
R. A. 8IMP30N.
F. A. SWEEZt 5
SIMPSON & SWEEZ'
BLUE HILL, WEB45TER CO.,
A Oannral TtmaklBr BaiiiaeM Tranx
Epwial Car ieo to Colleftioni, FMB
Laaaiat Low Kate. Hghol Boaic.
BoB(ht and Holt
CORREsroruisTs: i i
KnaetM Itrothen nasken. New YorkCil
Baak. Omaha Nabraaka. iff
R. K, Jfosra. Pre't Jobn Moore Jtti'
E. II. Aabler. CMbler - "
First National Bank
RED CLX)UD, NEE
lranwct a ceneral bankioc baine. bar aa
Hart aad Rcbool Dititriet bond.
i 1 Connty trram. aio innii,rf
B. K. Moor.
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mrvoTTiV l'n STTPflFOV-'
inioivji w .,.
rrofejwintial calls pruinptly attend
Office : At residenre near Cown.
3311 Dr. H. A. Baii
L S. GILHAM
ATTORNEY AKD C-UUJtbElAJK AlfUAYi
BED CLOUP. - NEBRA!
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Case & McNeny,
A TTOBNKYB CODNSELOB8 ATX,
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d anrtaara bbw vorynu oj
2.. nMB-- ffint dear oath ofi
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Baak. a ataua.
. It. DAMEttEIM,
Bsd OMBB, Kerraska.
Ci - ti;l.itwiftrri:ce.
Frank R. Gump,
a ATTORHBJ: AT IAW,
" B.1P OlOtD. KEB.
CalleaetoM raaatv Piaaipt atUaUea.
peraummtly located in Bed Cloud,
liafc Tr8lt Bank.
Mite Baak block. Bed Cloud, Net
C W. Kaley. - X L. Kaley.
A TTOBJOatB atlaw.
BED CtOUD, NEB.
-Agenta for the B. "M. B. B. Lands
'EDWIN C. HAWLEY,
- Attorney At Law,
7 Ftr Cent. Money to Loan !
- Xoaey to prove up with on final re
cemt, or ob deeded land at 7 per cent,
aiw 1-62-per cent, commission, or at
straight 9 per cent, no commission.
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Office at the Court House.
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Cash paid for hide k 9
. DEALERS IN
LUMBER, LATH, SHI5GLFS, 8ASH, DOORS, BLJNt S AC.
DRY LUMBER A SPECIAL'
. KOTD AT THE .liOWEST PRICES.
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, THElBEST IN THE JLYRIET AND
NEB., FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1884.
Any person wishing to
purchase goods in the
Millinery line will save
23 TO SO FEB
By calling at -the Mil
linery Store of
I have a splendid assort
ment of new and dessr
able goods which I in
tend to sell at
Actual Wholesale Prices T
I have no old shelf-Vorn poods to de
ceive the people wit, which you will
appreciate when ydu examine my
stock. I respectfully Vivite the Ladies
one and all, to call arid examine my
goods. Please do not hrget that I will
sell you Millinery at Wholesale Prices.
Miss May B
Three Doors North State '.
J. N. Kiel
Est C:ttie & luvuct
RED CLOUD, NEB.
f "Will huy nnd'sell tandi aAd trrtrire t
town and wrm property, attaaato all
kind of conveyanemjr,.
Tornado Zasuraace on TsmiX
Office: At Smith Bros. Farm
DEALER IK v
RED CLOUD, NEB.
Also- conducts a first class Restau
rant, where warm meals can be had at
Always keeps on hand everything
in his line that cm he had.
Lemonade ahvava on hand.
B0 First door south of Sherer's.iQi
Drug Store !
R. R. Sherer. Proo.
Mpters for Punt;,
OILS AND DRUGS.
Proprietary Modlcln a Specialty.
. A new and Tanad aajortaieat of
LAMP AND LAMP FIXTURES JUST RECEIVES
Call.and examine oar CHOICB MAJOLICA
WARK. No troable to ahow iroedi.
On Farm Property !
In Southern Nebraska and Northern
Kansas, at 8 and 9 per cent, interest
Without Commission !
111 IB M,
RED CLOUD, NEB.
RED CLOUD, - NEBRASKA.
Berlin Zephyrs, Midnight Zephyrs,
Saxony wool, Shetland wool, Shet
land Floss, Germantown Wool
And Woolen Kniting Yarn
Hoods. Mittens, Children's
Coats Ac., &c.,;
A full linrof
Also a large njidsplendid'aasortnient!
TOYS and CHRISTMAS Gifts. - ,
The Red Cloud Chief.
A.C. HOSMER, - Proprietor
FRIDAY. JAN. 4. 1884.
PECK'S BAD BOY.
"Say, cotne in here while I give you
a piece of advice," said the grocery
man to the bad youth, as he entered
the grocery one cold morning, with an
old veteran from the Soldiers' Home,
who went up to the coal stove and
rubbed his hands, aud turning to the
old veteran the groccery man added,
"No sir, you can't have any plug to
bacco unless you have got the money
to plank right down on the counter,
and I had rather you wouldn't come
come here to trade anyway, because
you look hard, and smell frowy, and
my customers don't like to mix with
you." The old veteran warmed his
hands and went out, with a tear in his
eye, and the grocery man took the bad
boy in the back end of the store and
said, "You want to let those old sol
diers be. Your pa was here last night
aud he said he was ashamed of you.
He said he and your ma were out rid
ing, and he saw you walking up to
wards the Home with to soldiers on
each.side of you, holding on your arms,
and your pa thinks you were drunk.
Now, you ought to be ashamed. Let
those old soldiers alone. They are a
bad lot," and the grocery man acted as
though he had been the means of sav
ing the boy from a terrible fate. The
boy was so mad he couldn't speak for
a minute, and then he said .
"You and pa are pretty crowd to go
back on soldiers, ain't you ? How long
is it since you were humping yourself
around this town trying to hire a sub
stitute to go to war for you ? Then a
soldier who volunteered was the nobl
est work of God, and you helped pass
resolutions to the effect that the coun
try owed a debt of gratitude to, them
that could never be paid. Every dol
lar pa has got except what he got play
ing poker before he reformed, he got
out of soldiers when he was sutler of a
regiment. Every mouthful I eat now
is the price cf a soldier's wages, who
spent his money with pa for brandy-
peaches or sardines. Fa was not
ashamed ofsoldiers then, when they
got druk on brandy-peaches he sold to
them, and at that time a soldier would
hatje been welcome to a plug of tobac
co out of your store, and now you turn
an old wounded veteran out doors be
cause he hasn't got five cents to buy
"Tncre, there," saidthe grocery man
becoming ashamed of himself. "You
don't understand your pa's situation,
or mink you see "
"YesA see." said the bad boy, "I see
it all just as plain as can be, and it is
my turn to talk, and I am going to
talk. Tl time is passed when you
need the soldier.' When you wanted
him to stand between you and the bay
onets of the enemy, he was a thorough
bred, and you smiled when he came
in the stori, and asked him to have a
cigar. When he. was wounded you
hustled around and got sanitary stores,
Buch as sauerkraut and playing cards,
and sent them to him by the fastest
express, and you prayed for him, and
when he had whipped the enemy you
welcomed him home with open arms,
and said there was nothing to good for
him forever after. He should always
be remembered, his children should be
cared for and educated, and all that.
Now he is old, his children have died
or grown up and gone west, and you
do not welcome him any more. He
comes in here oli his wooden leg and
all you think ofia whether he has got
any of his peusin money left. His
old eyes are so weak he cannot see the
sneer with which you drafted patriot,
who sent a substitute to war, looks at
him as he asks youu a plug of tobac
co and agrees to pjy yon when ho
draws his next pension, and he goes
out with a pain in his &eat big heart
such as you will never fl unless you
have some codfish spoil on your
hands. Bah! You patriots make me
"You are pretty hard oh us," and
the grocery man acted hurt. "The
government paid the soldiers, and
gives them pensions, and all that, and
they ougbt to know better than to get
"Paid them," said the bad boy "in
dignantly, "what is four dollars a
month pension to a man who has lost
his arm, orwho has bullet holes all
W hm ? If a train runs over a man's
leg, the railroad is in luck if it don't
have to pay ten thousand dollars,
what does the soldier get? He get
left half the time. I am opposed: to
people getting drunk, but. as long as
pa and lots of the best people in town
get drunk when they feel like it, why
is it worse for an old soldier who 'has
no other way to have fun and feel
rich, to get drunk. If you had to live
at the Soldiers' Home, and work on
the road, and do farm work for your
board, you would get full as n goose
when you came to town. Outside of
the Home the old soldier feels free.
He looks at the bright sunshine, in
hales Gods free air, walks upright to
wards town, and just as his old wound
begins 10 ache, he sees" a- beer, sign,
and instead of the words 'man that is
born of woman is of few days, and full
of woe,' coming.to his mind, he thinks
of the words of the constitution, 'all
men are born free and equal, endowed "
with certain malineable rights; among
which aro life, liberty, and the pursuit
of happiness,' and he goes in and ord
ers a schooner of beer, like a white
man. The saloon is the only place on
God's green earth where the old veter
an is free and equal, and he makes the
most of it. When he gets full he is
the prey of foolish boys, like fire bugs,
who have fun jeering him, ano they
snowball him, and say, 'look at the old
drunkard.' If he lays down on the
railroad track and is killed by the cars,
you read in the paper of 'another vet
eran killed.' Your only anxiety is as
to whether he is the same cuss yeu
trusted for the tobacco lat summer,
and the soldier is buried without a tear.
Now, I have had it drove into me by
the conversation of people older than
me, by newspapers, and by resolutions
passed before I was born, that a sol
dier is one of the salt of the earth. You
may say that the idea is outlawed, and
that when you have got through hav
ing use for a soldier that he becomes a
thing unworthy to be recognized, but
as long as I live a man .who Jbught to
save my country can have a share of
what I have got, and I will help him
home when he is full of benzine, and
whip any boy that throws snow-balls
at him, or calls him names, if you and
pa and the whole gang goes back ou
me, and don'i you forget it. The fad
ed blue overcoat of the veteran looks
better to me, if I am bad, than the
swallow-tailed coat of the dude, the
diamonds of the millionaire, or tho
sneers of the darn fools who have no
souls. You can all class me with
barn burners, and cruel sons of rich
people' who have no hearts, but the
smile of pleasure on the face of an old
veteran when I speak kindly to him,
and the tear of joy that comes from
the broken heart and plows its way
down the furrows of his cheek, as ho
searches in his pocket for a red ban
dana handkerchief, makes me feel as
though I owned a brewery."
"Say, hold on, Hennery4" said the
grocery man, as his eyes became dim,
"you go out and call that soldier back
and tell him he is a friend of mine.
by gum, I never felt so much like a
pirate in my life. You are right. The
old soldiers are not to blame for taking
in a little too much benzine once in a
while. If we were all banged up, and
had io homes of our own, and were
looked npon by a good many people
as though they thought it was time we
died and were got out of the waj-, wo
would get biling drunk, and paint the
town red. Why, when those same
soldiers enlisted, and were quartered
in town, or were passing through on
their way to the front, we used to
think it was darned smart when they
got on a tear and made things howl,
and we would have lynched a police-
man that tried to arrest the boys. I
had forgot that these were the same
boys, these old fellows that go limping
around. Hennery, you have learned
me a lesson, and I shall be proud here
after to see you kind to an old soldier,
even if he is drunk, and if your pa says
any more about your bringing disgrace
en the family by being seen with old
soldiers, I will hit him in tho ear and
twit him of being a snlcrln the army."
"Well, that's all riht," said the bad
boy as he started to go, "but don't you
ever act sassy again when an old sol-
dier comes in here to get waitfi, and if
nc wants a plug of tobacco And hunt
got the money you let him have H jus,t
as though he owned a block of build
ings, and if he forgets to pay for it I
will bring in coal or saw wood lor you
to pay for it," and Hennery went out
whistling, "We'll all get blind drunk
when Johnny comes marching home,"
and Chen he explained that the song
was very popular a 'few years ago, .
when people were so glad to have the
soldiers come home that tome of th
best citizens got drunk. - , "
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