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PBll5hsf?HI;rl,!a' """-"Incfronuhe office
at aide Vebster .. between 4th and ctb.
Jncuue, ii-1 Kl'tun, ;seD.
I have the agency for ten different
loin companies, and can give you the
benefit of any of their peculiar plans
C nuking farm loans. Therefore I
can make a farm loan quicker and at
lower rates than any other agent in
'Webster county. I make option
loans or straight loans for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, or 7 years, also on first class city
property. Compare my terms before
placing jour farm loaa. and save mon
ey and regrets. G. V. Ba&kek.
Rear Red Cloud Nat'l Bank.
Gathered Cp br Ch!r Reporters In
Aad About the City and Couoty.
Roofing p;tch and coal tar at Deyo's
D. II. Caldwell of Lincoln is in the
Mrs. E. F. Highland is in the
Sam Garber has returned from
Henry Cook has his windows nicely
Drink California orange mead at
Standard mowing machine. G . W.
Dow, agent. 50 2m
Cotting makes the best sticky 2y
paper in town.
White Rock mineral water, ginger
ette at Cotting's.
Neals celebrated carriage paints at
Deyos all colors.
Joe Eckmau got one of his toes
Mrs. L. C. Pardoo and son arc vis
iting at Ed Partes'.
N.B. Thomas of Raymer, Col., is in
the city on buisness.
Miss Carrie Kidd of Ilolyoke, Col.
is visitng in the city.
Adolph Ileyde hurried his only
child on last Sunday.
Deyo has the largest stock of of fire
works in town. Eur of him.
Elmor Overman brother of Mrs. Dr
Damerell has returned to IHnois.
L Frisbie is happy over the advent
.of a little trirl babv in his familv.
Gov. Thayor wa3 in the city this
week, a guest of our fire department.
E. C. Ballew of 3IcCook, a former
Bed Cloud boy was in the city Friday.
John Schenck is the happy papa
of a little girl baby. All arc doiac
Burglars tried Dr. Daxnerell's resi
dence Wednesday night but were
Frank Gilbert and S. W. Coon of
Republican City, were in Red Cloud
Mrs. 31. B. Edleman was slightly
injured at the tournament grounds on
Call on G. W. Dow and get prices
onMcCorm'ck or Standard mowing
Issac Ilummell of Inavale, had the
Htisfortnne to lose his residence by
fire last Friday.
Mrs. W. B. lioby and Marshall,
came down from TIaigler to attend
the tournament vhis week.
Prof. Wroughtoa of Iowa, is in the
city this week with a view of estab
lishing a business college here.
I can save you big money on furni
tare and carpets. 100 different pat
terns of carpets out without waste at
F. V. Taylor's.
Bert Hatfield had his wrist badly
cut by putting his hand through a
Moon block window by accident while
sawing a piece of board. It was a
J. B, Maxon and wife, of Iowa were
in the city this week. Mr Maxon is
the "Q" division superintendent of
the Iowa Middle division and has
been in the companies service
Judge Gashn -sad his niece, Miss
Iva iiaakell, left last Sunday evening
a visit to Maine. Tbcv contem-
ulato visitins Paris and other foreign
citie-. bi'iou- tlev return tp then-,
honu at thi. citv Alma Bee. J
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The 7th Annual Tour
nament a Suc
tainment. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE PRES
ENT PKO.n ILL OVER
A GALA DAT FOB RED
Our Fire Department Deserve
Great Praise for the
OF THE TOURNAMENT.
For several weeks
in fa ct
months, our people have been prepar
ing for the 7th Annual Nebraska
?tate Firemen's Tournament, which
was held here this week. Every ef
fort has been put forth by our citi
zens and tLe lied Cloud Sre depart
ment, especially to make the tourna
ment a grand success and an effort
that would redound to the credit
of Red Cloud when it had passed
and gone. How well the plans
had been laid need only be
mentioned for every preson pre
sent, went away feeling that he
had been handsomely treated and
cared for by our p-'.plc ac2 highly
entertained by the Red Cloud fire de
partment. During the days proceed
ing the tournament the fire depart
ment boys laid acidc their own
work and turned thtir attention ro
making the tournament an event that
would be lasting, and especially is
this true of Jclwi Tcmlinson, the
chairman of the tournament commit
tee. John has thrown aside his own
personal work and entered into the
tournament business with a vim that
few people would have done under
like circumstances. He has superin
tended the entire aiTair, and the peo
ple should remember these facts.
trly Tuesday morning our business
men decorated their various store
buildings until tl.e city was
ALIVE WITH BIWTINO
which made it appear as festive and
gay as one could di-si.f.. Banners
with all kinds of devi", were strewn
across the street?, w!,ning firemen
to the city. Xpv'v every public
building was hands -..'y decorated,
among the haudsnin-rr were those of
the First National Bank, Ed Perkins,
Miner Bros, Red C'jnd National
Bank, Firemen's headquarters, J. J.
Ducker, B. M. Touuj; & Co. and
Piatt & Frees c.Tc. -, C. Wiener,
S. F SpokerSeld -.ij others were
festooned but not on as elaborate
scale as those mortiuried.
TL'SDAi I 2MSQ
was the opening dr.y for the tourna
ment but there w&i Lathing of import
ance done, exeep : se reception of
firemen and asignin; them to com
fortable quarters. Tho following de
partments reported at follows:
Kearney hose team, champions.
Aurora hose company.
York hook and ladder company the
champions of the world.
Kilpatrick hose company of
Grand Island pompier company.
The Warwick band.
Tbe Weber band of Hardy were
present, and Bittncr's dramatic Co's
marine band gener jusly offered their
cervices and they wi re quickly accept
ed by Chief M irsh and Chairman
Tomlinson. After everything had
been prepared Ijr the tournament the
boys took a needed rest and early
Wednesday morning the tournament
commenced in earnest. At eleven
took place, the following companies
and bands taking part.
Jos. C, vvarar, marshal; Chairman
j Wilson and A. L. Funk. Bk'r.ers
marine band, Kilpatrick hose coni-
pany. Kearney bse company. York
honk and ladder company, Aurora
hose team, Warwicsc band, Holland
hose team of lied Cloud, a volunteer
!T.' - nrwl LlllrlO
team composed of
i uuu.x iiia "
.!i:.(U 1,,L- Ttifv n.r.'!ili r.i vorv fin
; niitc wv,. -- j
'and was admi-"'? by "very oce. Af te
fTL 8fc-al 1
ed the handsome silk banner to the
Kilpatrick hose company for the best
This ended the proceedings
Wednesday id the afternoon a large
crowd of several thousand people
gathered at the tournament grounds
to witness the contests for various
prizes. On arriving there Prof. Funk
in a appropriate speech welcomed the
fire laddies to our handsome city, and
Chairman Wilson of the board of
control of the state association re
sponded in as neat a manner. After
this, the judges, Messrs C. H. Stroutz
and J. E. Hyderwere appointed and
P. Grounstein of Benver, W. R. Bran
don of Kearney, and C. E. Hager of
York were selected as timers. Every
thing being in readiness the green
hose race was filled by Aurora and
and Red Cloud teams, both making
fast records. Aurora ran three hun
dred yards uncoupled and put on
nozzle in 54 seconds. The Red
Cloud team made it in 53 seconds
and won the first prize of $75, the
Aurora's taking second money.
In the chief's race the following
gentlemen entered for the $15 hat:
Andy Warner, Red Cloud; C. B. Glo
ver, Aurora; W. E. Caldwell, York.
Mr. Caldwell easily won.
In the foreman's race three men
entered viz: J. O. Butler Red Cloud
Will C Bishop York, A. P. Lauiie of
Aurora. Bishop winning the race in
35 and two fifths seconds. This
ended the prograta for Wedn esday
with the exception of a grand display
of fireworks. On
The programme was opened by a
hose race, between Kearney and
Aurora, Kearney winner in forty
three seconds, distance three hundred
Following the last race came a hook
and ladder contest between York hook
and ladder. Grand Island, and John
Tomllnson's look and ladder company
(juveniles) of this city.
York run three hundred yards in
52 2-5 seconds.
Grand Island, ten men, three hun
dred yards in 1 minute and 15 sec.
The juvenile company ran one hun
dred yards and put a man on top of
ladder in 25 seconds. This company
is composed of small boys. After they
had made their successful run the
firemen raised them $17.70 and Gov.
Thayer presented it to them in a nice
little speech, and the boys were very
In the 50 foot coupling contest be
tween Kearney and Aurora teams the
interest was immense, and Tony Cor
nelius of Kearney, the fastest coupler
the world has ever known maintained
his record. He ran 50 feet and made
the coupling in 6 2-5 secends and af
terwards made repeated single coup
lings in 1 second. After that he was
blindfolded and made the single
coupling in 1 4-5 seconds. No man
living can equal him, and his ability
is simply wonderful. The Aurora
couplers made a run of 50 feet and
coupld in 9 seconds.
In the lsddcr climbing contest two
men entered, Geo Chilcoat of York
and Chas Mont of Kearney, each
man making three trials, distance 25
feet. Time, Chilcoat average 8 1-15,
Mont 9 1-6 seconds.
The John Tomlinson juvenile team
put their ladder climber in competi
tion with the men in the above con
test and Johnny Cummings showed
himself to be an expert. He ran 25
feet and went to the top of a 30 foot
ladder in 10 1-2 seconds. After he
bad decended the crowd gave him
three hearty cheers.
The hub and hub race was postponed
until Friday. On
at ten o'clock the Grand Island Pom
pier company gave an interesting en
tertainment on the front of the F. &
M. bank, showing their ability to aid
wonderfully in case of fire. This
scene was witnessed by thousands of
people. They climbed to the top of
the building one after the other and
threw themselves down to the ground
on ropes, then toot down men from
the top of the building and did other
pans that showed that they were
familiar with the business.
IN THE AFTERNOON
i the hub and hub race between Red
Cioud team and Aurora was easily
won by Red Cloud in 20 seconds,
distance 100 yards, Aurora failing to
make a coupling. The prize for this
contest was a handsome trumpet
valued at $150 of which Red Cloud
fcels jusilv rrcu'l
the Red Cloud, Kearney, and Aurora
teams were pitted against each other.
Kearney won the $150 and hose cart
time 42 seconds, distance 300 yards
Red Cloud second, time 49 four fifths
For the champion hook and ladder
race three companies entered, York,
Red Cloud, and Graud Island, York
Won the $150 and champion belt. Red
Cloud second money $75. Time, York
48 three fifths Red Clotid 57 distance
300 yards. The run was made by
York in 40 and one fifths secends, by
Red Cloud in 46 and two fifths.
The tug of war contest come next
and S2 won hy the Red Cloud boys.
This was a very interesting affair and
created great applause.
Following the above came the run
ning race. This ended the tourna
ment programme. After this
was introduced to the vast crowd and
in his usual and forcible styh made an
excellent address which was loudly
applauded, at the close of whih he
resented John Tomlinson, chairman
of the tournament committee with a
handsome gold witch on behalf of
the firemen, in recognition of his
valuable services in making the tour
nament a success. This handsome
souviner is well merited ana well
awarded fer .JuLn Tomlinson has been
the head center of the tournament
and the power that has made it the
best tournament ever held in the
state of Nebraska and our own de
partment as well as all visiting fire
man agree in giving John all the
credit. The whole affair has
been a grand thing for Red Cloud and
and its visitors havt been handsome
ly cared for and entertained up to the
top notch. The visiting firemen were
a nice set of gentlemen and reflect
credit on the department they repre
sent and the people generally feel
proud of tbem they also hava pride in
the home team which captured by fine
running qualities nearly $500 iu
prizes this too and they have not
been organized only about one year,
a record that they may well feel
proud of and The Chief heartily
congratulates them for the success
they fully deserve. A large number
of the ladies who so ably assisted the
home department in one and the other
way and especially in the art exhill
tion, by the way one of th2 finest af
fairs of the kind ever seen west of
Omaha, are also deserving of much
credit and the fire department feel
greatful to them.
This ends one of the greatest
events ever held in western Nebraska
all of which has made a lasting im
pression on our people.
PRIZES 1TOX BY RED CLOCD.
The following are the list of prizes
teken by the Red Cloud fire depart
ment. SllTer Trumpet first prize valued at S130
Green HoMnee first prize 75
33 class 2d prize 50
Champion races Sd prize 75
Hookani Laddered prize.... 75
Tug or War, tug and prize on
John Tomlinson was the moat sur
prised man in Red Cloud when Gov.
Thajer presented him with the hand
some gold watch.
The juvonile hook and ladder toam
should have had the silk banner for
th best appearing team.
The tournament rounded up last
night with lots of fun. The city was
open to the firemen.
The "elephant" created lots of fun
The Chief had too much tourna
ment and is one day late.
The gamblers skipped for fear of
Who was "greased" to keep quiet
on the gamblers? Echo answers
No disturbances of any kind dur
fng the tournament except the chain
gang Tuesday night. They have
Beautiful weather during the tour
nament. Gov. Thayer departed for Lincoln
Who said that thelled Cloud boys
could not run. If tt had not been
for a break-down they would have
been the chamnions of the state, hav-
j ing made Letter lime than Kearney
in the run of 300.
JXetliodI.! Clizsrolt Notice:
j Subject of the pastors sermon at
j 10.30 A. M. -Christian Baptism''
; followed by the baptism ::nd reception
j of candidates into full membership
; Evening servire? ar Q 15 P. M The
The Fli-At Mue.
On Tuesday as a consequence of
the tournament a large number of
vags and professional bums landed in
the city by the tie route for the pur
pose of preying on the people for a
living. Chief Shinkle and Sheriff
Scott, and the police force, arrested
nine in one bunch on Tuesday evening
and gave them quarters in the cala
boose where they could take a '-sweat
bath', and on Wedaesday morning
ihey were chained and taken before
S. West, judge of the pelice court
and duly fined. They gave their
names as follows:
Thos. Moore, $5 and costs.
Frank Wilson, $2 and cost.
John Gitts, $5 and costs.
J. A. Pacier', 5 and costs.
Chas. Shutts, $5 and c055i
W. F. Martin, $5 and costs.
Win. Foster, 5 and costs.
David Marsdon, was up Monday
and given leave to get out of town.
He got 30 days in jail.
Wm. Armstrong and David Conner
were both up and got $5 each a::d
The cost in each case was $3, and
failure to put up either fine or costs
were put ?n the streets to wcrk
Kid Hawkins FIrcil.
The above named "ti:: horn" gam
bler who is well known in Red Cloud
and who murdered Frank Pansier in
Hastings several months atro, bad the
gull to drop into this city the other
day. It was made warm for him, and
he was notified to get out of lied
Cloud or he would find himself dan
ling at the loose ond of a hemp rope
He took the first opportunity to skip
the town. He was also Pred on, of
Hastings as the appended article from
the Omaha Republican will show.
Kid Hawkins the -tin horn gam
bler, who was discharged on a techni
cality for the delibeiate murder of
Frank Fansler, last November, was
ai rested this afternoon on the streets
for vagrancy by Chief Police Crane
and Ofiicer Wanzer. The -'Kid" has
been making threats to do certain
parties up for taing part iu the
prosecution of the case, among the
number being Charley Tanner, flaw
kins received a letter this morning
from the "Thirty-three," the old time
vigilantes warning Hawkins "to leave
the city within twelve hours or suffer
hanging," and it is safe to 333 that
they mean just what they say. Haw
kins has been makinsr himself intolerable.
Proceedings ofMchool Board.
fcpeeial meeting July 12. 138:.
Presc: J. R- Wilcox, Pres; J. S.
Ml A. t W - --
uunam. A. l. runic, J. t. Lather. , strayed.
On motion the board proceeded to! V dark brown horse colt, about two
ballot for fiur teachers at a saVrv j month old. from Garbers pasture,
of $30 per nonth. Miss Belle ?pn- The party finding said coif, will be re
ogle and 3Iis Carrie Brakcfield w-rc ' Wlrdeu by leaving information at The
duly elected for nine month's school j CiIIEF office or wi de8ned.
t- j t i j , , ! Charley Garbeb.
Miss Ada Ke.Ie and Mis? Adc!!ai
Schaffnit were duiy elected for thref i Bittnr-ra Dramatic Co which hasheld
months one term. ! fortn in this cicy this week at the
On motion Prof. A. H. Gouiy bo
requested to present at or before ner.t
meeting of the board a list of tt-u-hrr-
assistant in high school room for the j
board to seleet one from. j
On motion Prof. Goudy was z
structed to rrepare a course cf study
and rules, and regulatiois for go .r:i
ment of schools, and present them to
the board it next regular meeting
un motion we proceeded to v ec
janitor. D. F. Scammon receiving
majority over of all was elected jan
itor for second ward school at j'CO
pei month. J. W. Myers was duly
elected ianitor for first ward school
building at $20 per month.
On motion the secretary be in
structed to request the publishers of
the news-papers 'n the city not to
publish any anonymous correspondent
ou management cf schools.
On motion the building committee
was instructed to ascertain the cost of
lots and buildings for kindergarten
On motion former resolution to
have partition in high school room
removed, be recinded.
On mot'on we adjourn.
C. F. Catiisr. sec'y protem.
I!t of Tcaclier for 1 339 90.
Superintendent A. K. Goudy,
Te'chers Adella JIurlbutt. Bell
Spanogle, Kmraa Brown, Carrie
BrakrficiJ, Adda Reigle, Fidelia
Schaffnit. Leathi-j Culbertson. Lanra.
ltemsberg. Mrs. 1). C. )Ijers.
Janitois 1. F. Scammon .North
Ice! Icell Icetll
Fred Hummel wants his friends uiidve his ttl9mere :h ltsV siltest
knovr that he has piles of fine river
icf for sale whieb he wi:.I 0. r to the
, .1 :-
Mrs, J. II Smith and Kd Smith ot Norton are
C. Wiener, the cloihler, had a jxiir of ;aats
stolen this week.
Mis Itlanche Fehtht u in the city, the jraest
of Mrs. M.R.KentIy.
Mrs. W.W.Gardner of Orleans is iu the ;ity
visiting aerote friend-.
Dr. ShidleratMiTiftiof. Wrk.ire iu the city
guests of the fchirey hoys.
eRlttuir dramatic Co. M.irhu hand is oie
of the f:nu: in the country.
Hiss LuuieTaylorneeMelven, joined T.ittmrr's
dramatic company in the city this week.
Mrs. A..I. Welch of McCx:k. and ilr. Josselyn
of Orlrttn.-. are isitiusm the eitj this wk.
One of the CuraUrs arrested ia the city this
week is wauted at Suiwrior for safe cracking.
Frank Scott of Xorton, Kan was is iu the city
this week taking in tho tournaaiont.
A.r. IlcvarJ. e! Ol.j, ccl Lia the city fcrUie
week. Art is manager or the Howell llzoi.
lumber yard at that place.
The Holland Hose co , No.l of this city .wlljjo
!o Deader to contest for further prUo. We
have no doubt but what they will petthcra.
Lena Scott, daughter cf Sherrif Scott, met
with a slight accident oa the strjet during the
pifadc, but fortumtley she was not injured ser
iously. Our ostoenied friend and jnu-nr.'Nt, Col, Pick
et of the B.'ooaiinston Oauni, accompanied nv
Wis - Fletcher, of Franklin w.:s in the city vze
iiig the tournament Wednesday.
Mr. Ceo. F. Ccrcori'J:, editor of the vcrk Deu
otnit, ami .secretary '' the State firemen av
riation, wtt in the city this week Iwkiu;; alter
the iour:::iRient buaicei-?. He accompanies th
The M. F church xeial held at il Keilois
0:1 Friday r!f.cltwa9 a grand suc-es-s. There
was a larce crowd prcM-ut and the lit:: farrio
tiid their part well anil furnished ice erenia to
suit tlie taste of the nio5t Tastidieus.
San: Djer special policeman, had tn so-jt at
ce of the thievesarrcited Tuesday nign: twice
before he hove to. The ;anc was a t.ard out
fit ami promised to burn the town if ihey suc
crcded in itilas there freedom. However
aief Shinkle chained the pin and they have
to s-sJt it it out, work, or take short ratios.
I. .T. Ducker has just received wo'd t'roai a
m iii' -ttis old pup !ip. sent tti Kentuchy to the
t "eet that at a friendly contest ia the e!d it had
scooped a lot of the best dos of Kentucky and
.t dozen or more tine dos from Atcniaon. The
pun is out of Duckcr's Queen ana Swift Chul
tone. Fortlie betuilt of docky keeby we will iust say
:Iit a. J. "Keuuey doe not write or las not
w ritten or suggested on lice for The Chief
for more than two years on any subjecc The
"lawyer-doct'ir-editor-dude" to the contrary
notwithstanding, and the dockev knows h de
liberately lies when h5 makes the aceusition.
W. H. ltareus, who h:is been a formiable can
didate for -herin" has drew oi from the race ow
icjr to tlw stekues-, of his wife. Mr. Rircus Ii
square man and wouid haw made a good officer
had he been elected to that position. The fol
lowing letter addressed to oae of our citizens
frcm Mr. Burcui explains itseif:
iIuide Kock, "eb., July, 13.
I have made up my wind to withdraw from
the race for the .flice of sheriff thi fall, on the
aceountof mv wife being in such poor health. So
plea--e let your friends kuow the same and
oblige. our Truly,
W. 11. HAr.;c.
M. P. McXitt, treasurer. II. C.
Scott, sheriff and Harry E. Pond,
deputy clerk of Webster couuty were
in the city on Thursday. To see that
the boys did not go astray Mr. J. A.
Tullev's accompanied tbeni. Gazette
opera bouseis one of the bestompanys
thar travel. They aie always sure to
give the people tbeit money's worth.
Thoir Iiiitp rlrift dramatic talent anil
Bittaerhinu,if is onc of the best actors
tn.,t we iiave bad the pleasure of lis-
tenins too for a number of years. His
fort is leading part and he does it well
'e is a natural actor, and his :tiro
troupe is not one whit behind htm,
They deserve irood patronage where-
ver they so and The Chiep wiihe
them graud success.
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The Xau Found.
It will he remembered that a few
weeks ago a man nanifd Jackson sold
El Parks a niorteagedg team for $200
ar.d teu skipped and a few days after
the transaction the man who held the
mortgaged came after ani took poses-ion
of the e.,m. Eyr since trmt
time Ed has lieen hunting his m.m anil
after di!i'nt search baa found htm in
jail in Mis;itiri, where he i; held for
trjingtofukc $3,000. He is juiled
at Platte Ctiy. Mo., witf chaneds iidotl
for the pea.
Some or our farmer friends havo
been complaining that the hog mar
ket over at Lebanon, Kansas, jast
across the Krts3 line on the Rock
Island railroad is T cents per hun
dred higher than in Red Cloud
What's the matter with our stoek
dealers? Red Cloud Chief.
Nothing, only they want the cii'tii.
As we write this Monday morninc
July I. thre loads of .S'ebrv.'ki
oz r.r pisuias the oEce. Lebanon
'flit Fnhhlwtblv Toawirhd lari.-.
Roy P. Hutchison t. one of Hi 2
best tonsoria! i.rtits la the atste uc:
enjoys a ae trade lie hsi iatfliv re-
i Stie his purlr, and with the aid,. - f
ja 6rst-ci-'s assistant U p?epa6d'3r
in hair uuw qt has. itHi6 hoi.d
cold hash Called see iuip'ica
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