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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 31, 1888)
A COUNTRY IDYL.
Oh, t-'t ra- ! v.- Uiccity's licit,
lis Inn " . mil fcmcli::e-,
AnJi'ir. 'u c ir.'irc ray t '.-e.l feet
Oc ns.uro .. i ct r li.ic:
l'X! ttn froai iSaaio.n's nriuic train.
Its apia a -is, its I Igli disdain.
And Ixiiiic ray i r l hc.:r: an J brain
I ynm.tivc re:d:t.e-."
Ho tursyJ fru:u "'action' stannic train,"
Anil sou';!it tao vv.Un nisi icily
O: field .'.n.UorcV.. !:t"..e cul :)U5n,
D bur. c odor tcli'Tiiy.
li::: u- svil c-j marked li u Jor their prey,
AvJ i -v.r.1 ii s b.'..l:irjntf djy hy Cay
The ca "- -i :ir wua-.'O Irs v:iy
lu ki.i.o.i- ivccntrx t.;.
Auil vac -m-ata boius Rihorsau
He'd ". e in f.oashiful revc.-y,
Th; lunnlc-boc .'. ul is:aUc-bas
Wcultl come vrita t:Jish devilry;
V:th dsiMy-lonedcgs ma .i ac,
Anil inarch mnnlifry pace
Across h.s bicurc.l and blistered face
In wild, tumu.tucus revelry.
And while the still breeze from thesoath.
Lapped h m in dream-, i-lysian,
Tne pay green frojr loaned i:i 15 mouth
Willi acrobat precision;
The ivooJchncl: niuU d at his nose,
The weasel chewed up both his bos-.'.
The snafcc crawled thro' his uaderclo'es
In waiideriaj; indecision.
He lay there in the -.-alley green.
The city's strain to c:ilin off.
And the farmer with hi raowriginacaino
Then mowed bis outstretched arm off.
And then he rose with murderous will,
And roamed the earth and vowed to kill
All poets who with llcnd.sh skill
Such pastoral lies cculi palm off.
5. II. Fott. in Time.
IS DEATH PAINLESS?
Dr. Eammcnd Answor3 the Quos
tion in the Affirmative.
It is only necessary to sec a ptsoii die to
be convinced that so far from being a pain
fol process the act of death is rather pleas
ant than otherwise, writes Dr. William W.
Hammond in the Si. Louis IhtsUDbpatch.
The physical phenomena that leads up to the
departure of vitality from the body aro
often characterized" by great suffering.
There may be pain suffocation due to the ir
regularity in the action of the heart and
lungs, and above all intense mental
anguish. But when death begins all feel
ing of discomfort in mind or body disap
pears; pain in whatever part it may bo sit
uated ceases to bo perceived; the heart
may beat with still greater irregularity, tho
longs fail st II more notably to penorm
their functions: nothing has happened to
dissipate the fear or remorse or sorrow that
have harrasscd the dying person, but tho
perceptions, tho intellect, the emotious, tho
will aro blunted and no longer respond to
excitations that formerly moved them.
Death as wo sec it in persons who havo
suffered from a more or less protracted ill
ness is no., generally an act that is accom
plished in a few moments of time. It may
even last for several hours, during which
period the vital forces arc extinguished
little by little, so gradually in fact that wo
are not able to determine the exact instant
at which life becomes extinct
Physiologists speak of death as occurring
through tho cessation of the action of either
the brain or the heart or the lungs. But
the brain can not be regarded us an organ
absolutely essential to life, however neces
sary it may be to its regularand systematic
course. Tho entire organ, may be removed
from certain kinds -of animals and yet lite
goes almost as perfectly for a time as though
it were still there to dominate the rest of the
body. The heart beats, the lungs respire,
the stomach digests, and the several glands
continue to elaborate the secretions proper
to them, and not only all this, but actions
are performed which are well calculated to
excito astonishment in those who sec them
forthe first time and who have embraced
ttic idea that all intelligence resides in tho
.brain. Thus, for instance, if-the brain bo
entirely removed from the head of a frog
and the web between the toes be pinched
tho limb is immediately withdrawn ; if tho
shoulder be scratched with a needle the
hind foot of the same side is raised to re
move the instrument; if the animal is held
up by one lsg it struggles; if .laced on its
back a position to which frogs have a great
antipathy it immediately turns over on its
belly; if one foot be held firmly with a pair
of forceps the frog endeavors to draw it
away; if unsuccessful it places the other
foot against the instrument and pushes
firmly in the effort to remove it; still not
succeeding it writhes tlio body from side to
side utid makes a movement forward. I
hare sen a ratticsnakestrike after its head
was cut off. and a viper has been known to
crawl straight for its hole in the wall after
suffering like mutilation.
is V'(fi-n't. the lungs are congested, then
ai ...bweuaracterized Is.rfaiatness and
los of consciousness, the li: ibsandthe face
become ill a; s"eal. the recumbent position is
a:' -i .i '.'. ::n increase in the feeling of
si.o.u'.i .i due to the interference with the
respiration, and hcucc tho patient is obliged
to yasj tnegrcuter part of the day j.nd night
in a silling posture. The countenance of a
person thus uQieted is indicative of the dis
tress which is constantly experienced. But
when the pin- :. a! forces become so far re
duccu that the act of dying supervenes,
pain or discomfort is no longer felt and
death ensues -.vi'houtt hero being any sen
sations but th03-i or ease ai.d comfort both
as regards mind and bo-ly.
Death beginning by the lui.gs is the re
sult of tho more or less su.lilen stoppage of
tlij act of respiration. Such as is produced
in drowning cr siranguLiiia:!, in which cases
it takes place rapidly, or in congestion or
pneumonia, when it is a m rc gradual proc
ess. In neither instance is there much, if
any, physical suffering after the first few
mjme::ts. Unconsciousness takes placo
wr.1i v.ore or less rapidity when all sensa
tion i-j abolished. While this condition is
being reached the speech and countenance
of the patient, so far from indicating suffer
ing, often show that tho thoughts that aro
passing through the minds are of the most
happy character. Persons whose lives have
been saved from drowning or other forms
of suffocation have stated that tncy seemed
up to the last moment of consciousness to
bo living a life of supreme bliss. Opium
poisoning, and the condition produced by
the inhalation of carbonic oxide gas result
ing from the combustion of charcoal arc ex
amples of 'death beginning at tho lungs.
There arc many cases on record of persons
who have been recovered when thus
poisoned, when the very extremity of life
had been reached, and their evidence is uni
formly to the effect that not ouly was there
no pain but that the act of dying, so far as
they had experienced it.was a most delight
I have seen a great many people die,
soino of them great sinners, even ruffians
of the most degraded type, and I have
never yet witnessed in any case the slight
est fear of death or of a hereafter. I havo
also been present at the death-beds of
many pious and worthy persons, and I havo
never known an instance among this class
oi uic least aonorrence oi ucatu or appre
hension in regard to tho future. A per
son in sound health, receiving intelligence
that his death is to take place in a few
moments would, undoubtedly, at first be
greatly disturbed, and if religiously brought
up, would probably wish to make prepara
tions for departing this life. But the case,
is very different with those who havo suf
fered from a long illness, and whose per
ceptions, therefore, havo lost their sharp
ness. I have often told such persons that
they had but a few minutes to live, but
tho intelligence has never been received in
any other than the most composed and re
signed manner. Certainly this is a wise
provision of nature. For if, as with bis
present knowledge, it is impossible for man
to escape death, it is well that he is consti
tuted as to be able to accept the inevitable
with dignitj- and composure.
PLUCKY JUDGE DRUM.
Nor nr li:c1i experiments the only evi
dence wj have that life may persist though
the brain be absent. It sometimes happens
that individuals of the human species arc
born without brains. In one instance of the
kind lire was preeent for six months.
'Though very feeble this being had the
faculty of sucking and tho several functions
of the body seemed to be well performed.
Its eyes clearly perceived the light and dur
ing the niht it cried if the candle was al
lowed to to out. After death the cranium
was opened and there was found to be an
entire absence of the cerebrum. In an
other case, that of a male infant which
lived eighteen houra, there was found
after death no vestige of a brain, neverthe
less respiration was established; tho pupils
contracted the light; bitter juice put aato
tho mouth was immediately rejected and
loud noises caused movements of the body.
In another caso in which the cranium was
entirely empty life continued for four days,
yet this' being opened uud shut its eyes,
cried, sucked and even ate broth.
The brain, therefore, is essential to lifo
ouly so far .as it is essential to the contin
ued action of the heart and lungs. When it
Is tho scat of disease in certain of its parts
the action of all the organs of the body is
more or less inijiaired although they may
continue their functions in such a manner
as not to bo immediately destructive to life.
It is only when brain disease leads to tho
arrest of the action of the heart or lungs
tbjkt death becomes inevitable.
Death beginning at the heart occurring
cither as the result of brain injury or dis
ease, or like factors affecting the organ
itself, may take place suddenly or
after a very considerable period of
time has elapsed. In neither case is
the act of death painful Should the
heart stop suddenly the brain is at once de
Bri ved of its due supply of blood ; all sensi
bility is immediately abolished. There are
a few imperfect respirations and life has
vanished, probably without the stricken per
son having tho slightest constiousness from
S moment that the current of blood failed
to reach his brain. Such cases are compara
JfJcinfreqaent, but they arc common
iSh forus to have become (acquainted
SSSie phenomena bv which they are
iSSerfaed: The aspect of a person dy
Cnaracwraw j1jk ohmm that
is niacin ana u
tiiAre has beat
t. ilia maintenance
waionof the body that of entire repose.
??: l!I2L , tate of the patient
if r!S5enMe period before death i
How lie Entertained an I'gly Vinllor at
the I'oint of a (iuu.
Hon. Thomas J. Drum, of Butte, 31. T., is
one of the best known lawyers in the West,
says the St. Louis Ilcpublie. He is a lawyer
of distinguished ability, and has followed
mining excitements in the West for the last
twenty years or more. Judge Drum has
lived in California, Arizona, Nevada and
auuuuii, iiuu wis wrcu u conspicuous ngurc
at the bar in each place. During the days
of Tombstone's prosperity he was a United
States Commisioncr in Arizona, residing in
Tombstone, and when President Arthur
issued his famous proclamation ordering tho
outlaw cowboys to disband Judge Drum
took an active part in its enforcement.
A brace of cowboys were at one time ar
raigned before him for holdine uo a United
States mail coach between Benson and
Tombstone. The judge held them both for
trial without bail, and sent them to tho Tuc
son jail for safe-keeping. This made the
cowboys very indignant, and threats were
made that Judge Drum's earthly career
would be wound up. A few days after he
ordered the prisoners taken to Tucson, Red
Thornton, a notorious desperado, quietly en
tered Judge Drum's office. He recognized
Thornton as he catered, bat pretended to
keep on writing without taking any noticeof
him. In the meantime, however, he man
aged to get his hand on a double-barreled
snoigiiK, witn tne barrels abbreviated te
about fourteen inches in length, that rested
on his desk within easy reach. He lifted it
up, and conceaKng it behind a pile of books,
with his hand still grasping it, asked Thorn
ton what he wanted, as that gentleman ap
peared in front of the desk.
"Be you Jcdgc DrumT' asked the desper
ado. "I be," responded the ju.io.
"Well, Ikcm to settle wid you about send
in' the b'yes to jail," remarked the desper
ado. "How are yon going to do it?"
'Jedgc, you're a piirtv jrooJ-lookin' duck
an' I hate ler do it. but I've got ter blow the
top of your durncd head off," .remarked the
gentleman with the red hair.
"That wouldn't be much fun for me, es
pecially as they struck a big ore body in the
Cromwell this morning," said the judge.
"Jcdgc, you're too durncd funny," said
tho desperado, and he made a motion for
As he did bo the judgeprcscnted his shot
gun, stood up and held the muzzle within
two feet of the desperado. This was some
thing that had not been calculated on,
and tho intruder's disappointment was ap
"Throw up j-our hands!"' called out the
judge. Thornton obsyed prumptly. "Now
remain in that position until somebody
comes along to take off your pistols," said
tho judge. Thornton did as he was told. In
a few minutes footsteps were acard in the
liall and the judge called tho passer-by to
enter. It happened to le a lawyer who
had an office in the same building. Judge
Drum told the lawyer to relicve-the desper
ado of his pistols, warning the latter that if
he made a move he would get a double
charge of buckshot. Tne desperado's pis
tols were taken from him, and, in front of
Judge Drum's gun, he was marched to the
sheriff office and turned over to the cus
tody oi .oat officer. It happened that the
sheriff had a warrant for Thornton's arrest
for stage-robbing, and he was sent to the
Tucson jail to keep his friends company.
Judge Drum had several exciting experi
ences in Arizona. His duty as United
States Commissioner in a mail-robbing
country gave him plenty of employment
and brought him into ofuVial intercourse
with some of the toughest men in the re
gion. In 1SS5, when the "bottom fell out of
Tombstone," Judge Drum moved to Butte,
M. T., and is now one of the leading lawyers
of that Territory.
UNACQUAINTED WITH THE CEOCRAPHY OF THE COUNTRY WILL OB7
MUCH U8EFUL INFORMATION FROM A STUDY OF THIS MAP OF THs"
CHICAGO, RGCIZ ISLAND & PAC8FSO K'V.
Its central position and clcse ccnnscticn with Eastern Lines at Chicago and
continuous lines at terminal points West, Northwest and Southwest, make it the
true mid-link in that transcontinental chain cf steel which unite3 the Atlantic
and Pacific. Its main line and branches include Chicagc, Jolist, Ottawa. La Sallo,
Peoria, Geneseo, Molina and Xtock Island, in Illinois; Davenport, Muscatine,
Washington. Fairfield, Ottumwa.Oskalocsa.West Liberty. IowaCity,Do3Moines.
-.-Jianola, "Winterset, Atlantic, Knoxville, Andubcn, Harlan, Guthrie Centre
ana council finns, in lowa; uaUaun, 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
CHOICE OF BOUTES to and from the Pacific Coast and intermediate places,
making all transfers in Union Depots. Fast Trains of fine DAT COACHES,
elegant DINING CABS, magnificent PDTXMAK PALACE SLEEPING CABS,
rjid (between Chicago, St. Joseph, Atchipon and Kansas City) restful BECLIN
ING CHAIB CABS, S6ats FBEE to holders of through first class tickets.
THE CHICAGO, KANSAS & NEBRASKA R'Y
(CREAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE)
Extends west and southwest from Kansas City and St. Joseph to Foirbury,
Nelson, Horton, Topeka, Herinjrton, Hutchinson,
"Wichita, Caldwell, and all MjW sldd Tsl Points in southern Nebraska,
interior Kansas and beyond. Ibwl k 2 3 1 Kntire passenger equipment
cf the celebrated Pullman sl Mil M manufacture. Solidly bal
lasted track of heavy steel sssssWsssssssssssssssssI 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 favorite between Chicago, Rock Island. Atchison, Kansas City, and Kin
neapolia and St. PauL The tourist route to all Northern Summer Besorts. Its
Watertcm Branch traTersea the most productive lands of the great "wheat and
dairy belt" of Northern Iowa, Southwestern Minnesota and East-Central Dakota.
The short line, via Seneca and Kankakee, offer superior aMBMBMaMBMBMfjMj
facilities to travel between Cincinnati, Indianapolis. Lafa- lallilM
yette. and Council Bluffs, St. Joseph, Atchison, Xeaven-lrJ 3 fllB
worth, Kansas City , Minneapolis and St. PauL imilAmMS
For Tickets, Xaps, Folders, or any desired information, bbsssssssssssssbssbssV
apply to any Coupon Ticket Office in the United States or Canada, or address.
ST. JOHN, Chicago ili. E H0LBR00K,
OsBsral Xaaactr. CHICAGO, ILL. Seal Ticket Faw'r Acsat.
Z J. A. TUTjLEYS, Vico President
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Clarku. Alli.v v. New Wrv.
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Lots reasonable, ! anion easy of access,
Beautifully situated. Buy note'
How Coffe Is Cored.
Most of our coffee comes from Brazil.
The grains are inside of a berry the size of
a cherry- In Java, after the grains have
been removed, they are placed in a shed,
where the wind dries and cures the plant,
When it is ready for market the coffee is
brought to the shipping ports on mutoa.
GUMP & WARNER,
REAL ESTATE&LOAN BROKERS
Negotiate Loans, PayTaxes, Insurance Written
Call and examine our bargains. Correspond
ence solicited, . " !
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lock Red Cloud
K. V.Shirev, Pres. Henry Clarke, Vice-Pres. Jso. R. Siih;ey, Cashr
nowARP B. Catiier, Assistant Cashier
FIRST NATIONAL BAnK,
? jRed Cloud, Nebraska.
CAPITAL, - $75,000
Transact a general banking business, buy and sell county warrants, aLo
county, precinct and sehool district bonds. Buy and sell foreign cxcluni;'
G. W. Lindscv. II. . Slurey.
E. F. Highland.
Jas. 31cNcny. J. A.TulIcys.
John R. Shircy.
fi sf u re
New stock and almost at vour own
Come and get bargains.
F. V TAYLOR,
Opposite First National bank and Post Office.
Special attention iriven to undertakinof.
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J. W. Sherwood. President.
W. K. Jackson. Vice-lTesident
I-1. Albrij;lit, Cashier.
r, V. t; u.iy. Assist i'ii0.i'iier.
Special Attention Civon
J. W. Sherwood. II. Sherwood
L. 1. Allrtglst. Levi Moore.
W. E. .Taeksoa.
Vim. Diickt-r and S. Norris.
Buy and sell Exchange
Make coUections and do a
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THEiTRALERS LUMBER CO.
Lower than any yard in the world.
keep n hand a full Hue i
of all kinds, which they sell at the
Lowest Living Rates
and on the Best of Temis
Feiser & Co,,
30 OOO acres Land for Sale. Improved Farms, unimproved Lande.
Business Houses, Residences and Tow nLot
City Harness Shop
J. L. MfLLEP
rIARNESS COLLARS, SA I ' 1 . K
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PROPRIETORS OF THE
Mr Gouty Mul Olti.
RED CLOUD. NEB.
Complete and only set of abstract
nuks- in Webster county. Gra7ingand
trming lands and cit pro v 'ty for
Among their poods ffe call -t'Titicn to the following:
Brown Pfeuters. Chcckrowers and Cultivntojs.
JIanufactured by Geo. W. Brown & Co., Galc&burg, Illinois.
Eagle Listers and Golden Eagle Cultivators..
Manufactured by Eat;le Manufacturing Co.
Standard planters, Chcckrowers, Cultivators and Mowers,
Manufactured by Emerson, Talcott & Co., of Rockford, Illinois.
Manufactured bj- Hoosier Drill Co
Barnes Combint Cultivators, Tongue Walking Cultivators, Hay Rakes and
jffll mfacturcd bj- the Barnes Manufacturing Co., Frceport. III.
The well kuown New Departure Cultivators,
Manufactured be the Pattee Plow Co.
Bugciea and Phaetons, the Ba "sr Goods ox Eartii Manufactured by
Studeb. 'ker Bros- ilanufgCo., of South Bend, Indiana.
The wel1 known and reliable Dee """S Stcc! Binders and Mowers,
Manufactux ed bi' William Deering &. Co., Chicago, IU
And Last but not Lea. ' tue World Renowned
and the Light RoOQing
Manufactured Aultma M;l'er & Co,, Akron. Ohio.
They have sold these goods for twelve yean and time has demonstrated
that they are unexcelled.
Star Wind 31ills,
Manufactured by Flint & 11 "ailing Manufacturing Co.
Also MonitorWind Mills and WaupnnV'inel ess Wind Mills.
reputation. A full li
and manufactured by
ae of repairs for above
You will observe that all their eoods r
nrmswho have an established
The motto of the firm is "No Penitentiary GnrU h. idled and no experi
ments made with new goods at expense of customers.
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