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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 17, 1888)
Governor !;;?: lulixtn't t !n- I'ii-t
jh Krcoril in Ai:rrie:t.
The hiciiloni iuuv i Io.-: u u.a:i of .soma
notoriety recently iwviorrac.! his own mar
riage ccrorauuy (ir it ini'-j'.it be trailed such)
in New Yori: ij t.ut mlw;it preciNicnt. Tho
marriage of 3It. i Ljevii?tono ami Dr.IJlack
Wcll, about tl'iriy-'ivc yea:v xi'i-: was of
somewhat tho s .r:c nature: but. according
to the Boston :-. tii'K tin re is a t-M older
precedent in Dvs;o;i. vii., tint or Governor
Richard Belhu.','j.im. of il:i- .u'l.usctts, of
which colony he w.is on.' of the original
patealees. This iv:narlrabic urarruigu was
enacted nearly two hundred and fifty years
ago. and under circumstance of peculiar
Richard Iiehiarrb.isa. who wa bred a
lawyer, had bocn recorder of the old town
of Boston, in Haland. Ho eaino to Boston, '
in the colony of 2I.niJ.cir.i30tU", in !;;. and
in the following year was chosen its Deputy
Governor. In August, 103 J. he was chosen
Selectman of Boston, and, with his tirst
wife, Elizabeth Pent ley, he joined the ortho
dox church m August of the year following,
making a public profession or faith. In
1C41 he was chosen Governor in opposition
to Winthrop, and was chosen again i-i t&M,
and again in V.VSS. after the death of Endi
cott, continuing in office for the remainder
of his life, his death occurring December
7, 1072. In i;rl tie was mude Jlajor-Gcneral,
and in that year the King ent four com
missioners to regulate the affairs of tho
province, ordcnt.g Belhugaam and others,
who were obnoxious, to proceed to England
and answer accusations that were mado
against them in person. His Majesty, how
ever, is said to have been appeased by tho
present of a ship load of masts.
But the peculiar matter in point occurred
in the earlier part of Gov-nior Belling
ham's colonial career. Hislirst wife, who
accompanied him from England, died in
1CJS. There had been m the familv beforo
this occurance a young woman named Penelope-
Pelham, whose posi' ion : tipears Jto
have been that of housekeeper or assistant
in household matters. After Mrs. Belling
ham's death, the continuance of this young
woman in the Governor's household was
the occasion of considerable gossip. To his
other dignities, Governor Bellingham add
ed that of judge or magistrate for the trial
of causes, and this gossip so scandalized
the court that it was decided to depose him
from his position. This was in 1011, when
his housekeeper was but twenty years of
age. But he refused to leave the bench, I
and the grand inquest presented him for
breach of order of the court and the Secrc- I
tary called him to answer the presentation
Being Governor, as well as Judge, he was
not an easy subject to handle. However, in
deference to public opinion, and no doubt
as a matter of policy, he called together tho
ministers and some of the people, inviting
them to bis house, and there, in their pres
ence, bringing Penelope forward, he intro
duced her to them, saying: "This is my
wife, but I will have no law about it. God
is enough for me and her."
This was all the marriage ceremony vouch
safed by the Governor, and appears to havo
been acquiesced in by the community, for ho
was never after troubled about it He was
not a godless man, but rather a strong
church member. His second wife, so
strangely wed, is said to have borne him
six children, who. however, all died young.
His religious peculiarities maybe seen in
part by bis will, which provides that, after
the decease of his wife and his grand
daughter, the bulk of his estate should be
spent for the yearly maintenance "of good
ly ministers and preachers" of tt truo
church, which he considered to be that of
the Congrcgationalist?- His sister Annie,
widow of William Hibbins, one of his as
sistants, was executed as a witch in June,
1G56. Though latitudinarian enough on the
subject of his own marriage, Governor
Bellingham was violently opposed to inno
vation in religious matters, and was ex
ceedingly severe toward the Quakers, who
affirm, says Drake, that he died distracted.
WILD WESTERN TACTICS.
Perfection to Which Murder as a Fine Art
Wan Brought by a Miner.
"Talking about murder as a fine art,"
said A. J. Plcasanton, who lives up near tho
Dakota Bad Lands, to a St Louis Post Dis
patch reporter, "talking about murder as a
fine art I am reminded of the perfection to
which the safeandscientificslayingof one's
fellow-men was brought many years ago in
the Northwest, and which opened my eyes
not a little to methods of the mining men
among whom I went to live when I first
visited the Black hills. Now, don't under
stand me as inveighing against the West
and its border life, or criticising for criti
cism's sake the code of morals of the pio
Jteers. Far from it- The country oj which
I speak is misrepresented enough, and its
manners held up to a gibing public by reck
less writers too cftcn for me to strengthen
the impression that the frontiersman is
normally a cut-throat. What I do want to
say is that there is no more dangerous man
on earth than the citizen of a frontier town
when he becomes absolutely convinced that
he must have the life of an enemy. Times
arc changing now, and the period is pass
ing away when each one set himself up for
an all-sufficient judge of personal right and
wrong. People go to law where they formerly
reached for the handiest weapon, and Black
stone is resorted to oftcner than the Bowie
knife. But it was different when 1 first
went West, say when the Homo Stake min
ers were pillaged of their first big-pay dirt,
and I must confess that my heart failed me
until I grew accustomed to the new order
of things. Mind you, I am not speak
ing of desperadoes, but of men who
made of murder a necessity when con
fronted by somo stern situation, and who
would go to work in the most cold-blooded
manner imaginable in order to attain tbeir
end. It was very terrible to my inexperi
enced mind when Jim Waters, we will call
him, for I don't wish to revive unpleasant
recollections up at home, shot down a man
who stood high in our little community of
miners and traders a few miles to tho
north of8turgis,in a littlo town that has
long since been abandoned. Waters had
made up bis mind to kill his enemy, and
how do you suppose he went about it!
Why, in true Western fashion, for he had
no desire of having his neck stretched for
his pains. The party of which his foe was
a member was working a claim just across
the ridge from us, and one fine morning
Waters saw his man slowly walking along
tho summit of the rise, axe in band, looking
.w1 ! tnin.1 n tnoiln nn in an 1
isn v "- Jrjir,, iI7I "? k '
instant, and he quietly left camp in the
direction of his enemy. We could hear
nothing of the quarrel. Tho first thing we
Ir v was that Waters had turned and was
ng at full sliced, pursued by the man
vas afterward convinced he had
ly started out to kill. Tbo pursuer
tlc and raised his axe as if to
'ben we saw Waters turn and
u . "'" " ,
was a little puff of smoke! Jfco
-shooter, and the man with I
d. Self-defense, wasn't it!
what they said at the triaL '
itnesses swore and what
felt in oar hearts that i
t-bloodod murderer. 1 1
"ustrate what I
The West is .
A CZSFZRATE OUTLAW.
l'urhiiit and Capture by a
A Canadian officer at Calgary, N. W. T.(
tells a New York n( correspondent this
story of an adventure with a desperatf
whisky-trader: "I have had some close
calls with whisky-traders in my time, and
still," he added, meditative!-, ' I never had
to shoot one yet." After a moment's
pause he continued : ' One of the most des
perate men I ever arrested for having
whisky in his possession was Blank. It was
in the fall of ISsO. lie had a four-in-hand
load of whisky, gin and braudv that he was
running across, and he and his partner
were both nding in the wagon, Blank hav
ing no saddle-horse. This cargo was all ho
possessed in the world, and ho knew that if
ho was caught ho could not pay a fine of
' f 100, for this was his second offense, and, of
course, his four horses, wagon and liquor
would be confiscated. When I first caught
sight of thcni'they wev about three miles
off. and I at once rode towards them to seo
who they were. As soon as they saw that
1 w;u after them they whipped their horses
up to a gallop, but my hor&o was fresh and
a fast runner, and before they had gone far
it was plain to see that I was gaining fast
on them. As soon as Blank saw this he
stopped, cut ofT the leaders, aud mounting
one of them, galloped oil; but by this time
I was within half a mile of the wagon.
" When I rode up alongside I saw at a
glance that it contained whisky, and also
that the man who remained with it was not
its owner. I dismounted aud made him my
prisoner, telling him to remain there with
the wagon until 1 returned. 'Look here,
stranger,' said he, 'don't follow that man,
he won't be taken alive. He is armed with
a Winchester and a Colt's revolver, and to
prove to you that he won't bo taken alive,
I'll tell you who it is. It's Blank.'
" 'That's tho very man I want,' said I. I
jumped on my horse and put the spurs to
him and rode after Blank. I caught up to
him about half a mile further on in a coulee,
whelk he had dismounted and was trying to
hide. I galloped no tu him so fast, and
pulled up so quiet, lb.:!. :;i stepping back to
avoid iny horv, he c 'ght his heel on tho
ground aud fed. Bolero he could regain
his feet I had dismounted and covered him
with my revolver. lie sprang to his feet
and tried to draw h:s. 1 laid my hand on
his shoulder, tolling him that he was my
prisoner, at the same tune holding my re
volver close to his head. Bv this time he
had his partly drawn, and, seeing thus I
pressed the trigger until the hammer of
my self-cocker was as far back as it could
go without snapping. He told me to shoot
and be cursed, and at the same time sprang
forward, so that tho barrel of my pistol
caught him on the temple, tearing a deep
gash back into his scalp about six inches
long. This partly stunned him, but in two
or three seconds he recovered.
"His revolver was a Colt's 45 single
action, and therefore it required to be
socked before it could be fired. By this
time it was drawn, and he attempted to cock
it. I caught hold of tho hand in which he
held it and turned it to one side, and at the
same time told him that I would count ten,
and if he did not drop his pistol when the
number was counted I would blow out his
brains. Ho called out: 'Blow away.' I
counted up to nine, and pressed the trigger
so that the hammer rose, and on seeing this
he dropped his weapon and gave himself
up. I got him mounted on his horse and
brought him back to the wagon. Every
thing was as I had left it, but the prisoner
who had been there was gone, and I did not
blame him for going.
" Of all the men I ever arrested this was
one of the most desperate. If I had given
him tho least chance be would have shot
me. On the other hand, had I been in the
least excited I should have shot him. But I
am not of an excitable nature, and besides
I never want to take away that which I can
"Well, yes," said I, "I think a good
many men would have lost their heads
under such circumstances and pulled the
I suppose some might have done, so,"
said Simmons, as he scratched a match to
light his pipe, which had gone out while he
was talking. Then he added thoughtfully:
"What puzzled me most is that when he
ran with such force against my revolver
when my finger was pressed against the
trigger it didn't go off and shoot him."
WORK YOUR MOLARS.
A DentUt Says Teeth Decay BocaaaoThay
Arc Not UMd EaoagR.
"Teeth decay from inanition superin
duced by sedentary desuetude, so to speak,"
remarked a dentist while drilling into the
cavern of a New York Journal reporter's
"How can idleness hurt teeth, doctor,"
sceptically queried the scribe.
" The non-use of the teeth tends to atrophy.
The more one uses his teeth the harder and
healthier they become and can mora readily
resist the corroding influences of time.
Teeth that are not used much become very
weak and less impervious to decay. If you
will notice a patient that has been ill for
weeks and living on milk and soft food
when convalescing finds that his teeth hurt
him when he eats hard victuals.
"Soma men have healthy teeth all their
lives because they were given good hard
food during infancy. That is the period to
begin to save the teeth. Mothers and
nurses give children soft food utterly igno
rant in many cases of the result Crusts
and hard stuffs should be given to children
as soon as they can eat them. In this way
the teeth begin to grow healthy and grad
ually harden with time and use. I confess
the chewing-gum girl gives her molars
plenty of wholcssme and unwholesomo ex
ercise. But chewing gum is not especially
healthy, because only part of the teeth are,
used. It is jaw exercise more than any
thing else. But in eating hard, wholesome
food all the teeth come in contact with the
Tobacco chewing is not healthy for the
teeth because the tobacco is generally
placed in one location, like chewing gum,
and there remains until thrown out. The
Southern negroes have better teeth than
most any race, becau so they use them frost
childhood up in masticating hard food."
Barbers often assert that rasors get Urei
of shaving, and that they will perform set
fafactorily if permitted to rest for a ttae.
It will be found by microscopic exanuaatisa
" " K mr yj
aV aA fMm 1a atayinnlnw aWaa
taessawnand and in the same direcUoa
. . v ,,. MtwM j,--.
has the ultimate fibers of its surface or
edge all arranged in one direction, like the
edge of a piece of cut velvet; bat after a
month's rest these fibers rearrange them
selves heterogeneously, crossing each
other and presenting a saw-like edge (aa
described above), each fiber supporting Ka
fellow, and henee cutting the beard instead
iui..4mMLl ilnm flat without ittina
A Pretty Close Saaeese.
Store clerk "A hammock, miss! Cer-
tainly. Here is one warranted to sustaia a
weight of 280 pounds." Young lady (sens)
'Two ninety; let me see. John weighs
1M and I weigh 125-five and four's Bias,
with nothing to carry; two and six are
eJcht. with nothing to carry; one
is two: total. 289. (To the clerk.)
Hat's mighty near, but 1 guess it will as,"
A tn sA-Nt
UNACQUAINTED WITH THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE COUNTRY WILL OBV '-"t
MUCH USEFUL INFORMATION FROM A STUDY OF THIS MAP OF THE "
S(Vc5E5- WSr ?
CHICAGO, ROOK ISLAND & PACIFIC R'Y.
Its central position and close connection with Eastern Lines at Chicago and
continuous lines at terminal points West, Northwest and Southwest, xnako it the
true mid-link in that transcontinental chain of steel which nnitC3 the Atlantic
and Pacific. Its main line and branches include Chicago, Joliet, Ottawa, Ia Salle,
Peoria, Geneseo, Molina and Bock Island, in Illinois; Davenport, Muscatine,
Washington, FairSeld, Ottumwa, Okaloosa, Westlaberty. Iowa City,DesXXoines.
'-.iianola, Winterset, Atlantic, Knoxrille, Audubon, Harlan, Guthrie Centre
CHOICE OF ROUTES to and from the Pacific Coast and intermediate places,
making: all transfers in Union Depots. Fast Trains of fine DAT COACHES,
elegantDININOr CABS, magnificent PULLMAN PALACE SLEEPING CABS,
and (between Chicago, St. Joseph, Atchimm and Kansas City) restful BECLIN
ING CHAIR CABS, seats FBEE to holders of throng-h first class tickets.
THE CHICAGO, KANSAS & NEBRASKA R'Y
(CHEAT ROCK ISLAND HOUTD
Extends west and southwest from Ksnsss City and tit. Joseph to Fairbury,
Nelson, Horton, Topeka, H Herington, Hutchinson,
Wichita, Caldwell, and all fJsl ! J J lTsl "ofa to southern Nebraska,
interior Kansas and beyond. BC1 si 3 1 'ntire passenger equipment
of the celebrated Pullman b J aal '1 m manufacture. Solidly bal
lasted track of heavy steel bbsbBsbbbbssssssssssbI rail. Iron and stone bridges.
All safety appliances and modern improvements. Commodious, well built
stations. Celerity, certainty, comfort and luxury assured.
THE FAMOUS ALBERT LEA ROUTE
Is the ffcvorite between Chicago, Rock Island. Atchison, Kansas City, and Min
neapolis and St. Paul. The tourist route to all Northern Summer Besorts. Its
Watertown Branch traverses themost productive lands of the great "wheat and
dairy belt" of Northern Iowa, Southwestern Minnesota ana Jsast-engaiaaou
tub snort line, via Seneca ana Kankakee, oners sur
yette, and Council Blufia, St. Joseph,
worth. "Kansas City. Tfinnespolis and
For Tickets. Mans. Folders, or any
apply to any Coupon Ticket Ofice in
E. ST. JOHN,
B CLARKE, President, Albany, N. 7. J. A. TTJLLEYS, Vice President
Kobu V.8HIBEY, Treasurer.
NEBRASKA & KANSAS.
FA RM LOAN CO '
PAID UP CAPI1AL,$50,00Q.
Red Cloud, Neb. Albany, New York.
tl. Clarke, Albar v. New York Geo R. Beach, BalstonSpa N.Y.
W. H. Robeson, Albany, N. Y. E. S. Francis, Pitteticld. Ma3
i.V.Shirey D M. Piatt E. K Highland. J.A. Pulleys M.B.McNit
On improved farms in NebraMcaand Kthfa8. Morrev furnished as soon as the
security is approved Principal ana interest payable in Red Cloud
HIGHLAND & WECLH
Addition to the city of Red Cloud
By far the most desirable property in Red Cloud
! K 1
12 1 11
Lots reasonable, location easy of access,
Beautifully situated. Buy now
HEAL ESTATE&L0AN BROKERS
Call and examine our bargains. Correspond
GUMP & WARNER.
Or.ra House Block Red Cloud
City Harness Shop
J. L. MiLLEfe
HABNES& COLLARS, SADDLEh
vary thing usual kept ui t ir,tH:.-is
ana council Jtuuns, in iowa; uauatin, Trenton, Cameron,
St. Joseph and Kansas City, in Missouri; Leavenworth
and Atchison, in Kansas: Minneapolis and St. Paul, in
Minnesota; Watertown and Sioux Falls, in Dakota, and
many other prosperous towns and cities. It also offers a
desired Information. I
the United States or Canada, or address.
E. A. H0LBR00K,
CHICAGO. ILL. taTnckrt
QEO. O. AND R. D. YEISER,
PROPRIETORS OV THE
Wintir Conatj Ahimi Oist.
RED CLOUD. NEB.
Complete and only set of abstract
books in Webeter county. Grazing and
arming lands and city property for
R. V.SniREY, Pres. Henry Gierke, Yicc-Pres. iN0. K. Shibev, Cashier
Howard B. Cather, Assistant Cash,r f
FIRST NATIONAL B4K,
Red Cloud, Nebraska. "
Transact a general b.xnkinir business, buv antl sell county warrant.4 T
county, precinct and school district bonds. Buy and sell foreign cxcK
Jas. McXcny. J. A. Tullcys, G. W. Lindsey. K. V. Shircy.
John Is. bhircy.
New stock and almost at your own figure.
Come and get bargains.
F. V. TAYLOR,
Opposite First National bank and Post Oiiice.
Special attention given to undertaking.
IED CL0UD JUmWHh tifW
J. W. Sherwood. President.
V. E. Jackson. Vice-President.
L. P. Albriuht. Cashier.
P,A. Kw'ic.iy, AsisU:itC.i$!iier,
- .. -. 4 .. .. s-v TiZ,fmSL
Special Attention Given Ki
J. W. Sherwood. II. Sherwood
L. P. Allirtght. Levi Moore,
W. E. Jackson.
Wni. Ducker and S. Norris.
Buy and sell Exchange
Make collections and do a
Interest allowed on
THE TRAbERS LUMBER CO.
Lower than any yard in the worl J.
of all kinds, which they sell at the
Lowest Living Rates
and on the Best of Teiuis
Among their goods we call attention to the following:
Brown Planters, Checkrowers and Cultivator.
Manufactured by Geo. W. Brown & Co., Galesburg, Illinois.
Eagle Listers and Golden Eagle Cultivators,
Manufactured by Eagle Manufacturing Co. 4
Standard Planters, Checkrowers, Cultivators and Mowers,
Manufactured by Emerson, Talcott & Co., of Rockford, Illinois.
Manufactured by Hoosier Drill Co'
BarnesfCombined Cultivators, Tongue Walking Cultivators, Hay Rakes and
Manufactured by the Barnes Manufacturing Co., Freeport. 111.
The well known NeV Departure Cultivators,
Manufactured be the Pattee Plow Co. 9
Bugtiea and Phaetons, the Best Goods on Earth Manufactured by
Studebaker Bros., Manufg Co., of South Bend, Indiana.
The weP known and reliable Deering Steel Binders and Mowers,
Manufactured by William Deering & Co., Chicago, 111.
And Last bat not Least, the World Renowned
and the Light Running
Manufactured Aultaan, Mil'er & Co., Akion. Ohio.
They have sold these goods for twelve years and time has demonstrated
tfcat they are unexcelled.
Star Wind Mills,
Manufactured by Flint & Walliag Manufacturing Co.
Also MonitorWind Mills and Waupun Vacelese Wiad Mills.
You will observe that all the'r goods are first-class and maaufactured by
firms who have an established reputation. A full line of repairs for above
The motto of the firm is "No Penitentiarv Goods handled and ae experi
tati mad with aew goods at expense ot customers."
h. K Highland.
A. J. Koiuh'V.
a full line ot
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