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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 23, 1889)
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A. C HOSIER,
Published ever)' Friday morning from the 'Office
East Side Webster St., between 4th and K h
Avenue, Red Cloud, Neb.
his powder neer varies. Manel of pure
dtrengtband wholesomeness, more economical
than Uie ordinary kind and cannot be sold in
competiou with tlia multitudes of low test oliort
lghtalum or -liophate powdors. Sold only
In cans. KOYAL BAKING rOWDEK CO.
IOC all street. N. Y. City.
I have the agency for ten different
loan companies, and can give you the
benefit of any of their peculiar plans
of making farm loans. Therefore I
can make a farm loan quicker and at
lower rates-than any other aguut 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 your farm loan, aid pave Tn-
ey and regrets. G. W. Barker.
Rear Red Cloud Nat'l Bank.
atfcered Up ly Ckler Reporter fa
And About tle City County.
Mrs. Will Smith of Naponce was ia
the city this weak.
-Standard mowing machine. G. "W.
Dow.asent. 50 2m
Mrs. Allshulet- has returned home
from her visit at Omaha.
Geo. Barker, Esq. is said to be a
candidate for counijr judge.
Deyo has a few more barrels of
machine oil whirh km would lke to
J. A. Tullcvs and wife have re-
trnedsl.omc from their trip to Min
Deyo Las the largest and finest line
of school supplies ever brought to
Dr. MoK-nville is moving into the
Chambers tesidence in tka north part
.of the city
Call on G. W. Dow and get prices
onMcCornrck or Standard mowing
"The finest Rne of guns in the val
ley just received a A. Morharfc's, the
popular hardware man, Red Cloud.
A big game of base ball takes
place this afterneen between the Red
Cloud team and tke McCook club.
The -cells in the new jail are all
ready for prisoners just as soon as the
building is accepted by the county
I can save you big money on f urni
tare and arpets. 100 different pat
terns of carpets cut without waste at
F. V. Taylor's.
Mrs. Alden has moved her millin
ery store into the Moon block, where
The Chief wishes her success. Her
new quarters are much nicer.
Frank Kcuhn has just returned
home from 3Iissouri. By the way
Frank is a good fellow and the only
republican among a large family of
The Blue Hill Leader suggests the
name of Jeff Ward as democratic
ommce for county Judge. Now,
CL Thomas Jefferson Ward, jedge,
womldn't sound so bad.
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ky some parties
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te time before ttcy
F. A. Harmon of Bloomington was
in the city this week.
Furniture of all kinds cheaper than
wrerat-Fj V. Taylor'
Frank Falkenburg has a position
on the Franklin Republican.
The republican ecntral committee
met at .Blue Hill Thursday.
John Tomlinson's fine herse "Ed
die" valued at 13,500 died this week.
Mrs. L. H. Deyo has gone to Wau-
scon,:Ohio, on a visit to her parents.
Mrs. Alden has gone east to buy
goods for her millinery store this
A. large number of our boys go to
Hastings on the 24th U see Fore-
Jim Blair, an old resident of Red
Cloud, but now of Almcna, Kan, is in
the city this week.
There was a surprise party on Rev.
Tsggart Friday evening last. A large
number were present.
The matinee races at the fair
grounds -Saturday last were a grand
success and were largely attended by
David Kcsler, II. E. Sanford and
"W. M. Viacher was in Burr Oak this
week figuring on a larc contract ia
The fire department accompanied
by several of our citizens took in
Denver this week. They will have a
Cane bottom chairs for 75n each
at Haines' new furnishing emporium,
weht side of Webster street in Spokes
field old stand, Red Cloud.
A large number of G. A. R. boys
went t Hastings Monday to attend
the iuncrai ot Hon. James Laird
which took plaee in that city on that
Fine lot of new mouldings and new
furniture at Haines' furniture em
porium, nevf store on Webster street,
three doors south of 4th Avenue.
Gus Roats has commenced suit
against the Amboy Milling Co. and
otheis for d-imagee, alleging :s u
conrsc tct they sold Ima cholera
The editor of this Great Family
Weekly has gone west for a couple of
days, cad should anything bz mis
placed or misstated please excuse
hitste and a bad on.
J. fi. CowL'ill and Itoy Hutchison
have gene (o the Black Hills to look
up a locat:on. The bos left Mon
day soon, overland. Wc hope they
will meet with success in their jour
ney. The couaty uads should aim to
put in substantial bridges when they
build them. Good pile hutments arc
what should be used iu every instance
as our streams arc so turbulent when
they do raise that the mad rush of
waters takes everything before it.
The north end of the river bridge
should receive the prompt attention
of the road overseer. A team cross
ing there has to jump off about a
foot or two, and in guiug south it is
almost impossible for a team to p ult a
load upon to the bridge. It should
be fixed at once.
Wi have had mailed to us a copy
of Hon. G. R. Chaney's lecture ou"A
Future Life." It has been printed
in pamphlet form and is an article
that should be read by every citizen
of Red Cloud. The article is full of
literary meat and ably written, and is
a clear statement of facts.
Alf. McCall, one of The Chief's
good democratic subscribers had the
misfortune to have his team run
away on last Tuesday while he was
connn" to the city with hogs. When
the team passed over Buffalo creek
they upset the waon and out went
the hogs, nis wagon and harness
were badly wrecked.
In this issue we announce the
name of Harry Pond for county clerk
Mr. Pond is a well-known citizen of
Red Cloud and an old soldier, having
enlisted when at the age of sixteen
years, serving through the late war at
the end of which he received an hon
erable discharge. Mr. Pond is a wor
thy citizen and we have no doubt
will receive proper recognition at
the hands of the republicans of Web
ster county at the coming county
Rev. Fox will give" a lecture in the
Presbvtcrion church this coming Sab
bath evening. Subject. The book
of John. All arc envitcd.
Congressman Laird's Death.
Although the death of Congress
man Laird has been expected for
some time, the news will be a shock
to many people in Nebraska. His
physique was so powerful, his vitality
up to the begimng of bis long illness
so supcrabundaat, that it seemed al
most impossible to conceive of him
dying at an age when most men are
just begining to live.
Laird was a picturesque and strik
ing character. He was full af a dra
matic intensity which was very at
tractive. He had to an extraordinary
degree that peculiar quality which
is known as personal magnetism.
His mind was a rich one and his com
mand of striking metaphor was un
usual. He was a brilliant speaker
and his conversational charm was
exceedingly great. His influence
over those mith whom he came in con
tact was immediate and strong. Nat
urally aggressive, he was a frank and
a manly fighter, a forgiving enemy
and a loyal friend.
There is no need for reading a
homily over l;s coffin. He was what
the Almighty made him, and training
would have had' little influence in
modifying his chaotic nature. He
lived every moment of his life up to
the time he was stricken down. If
he had been in any way different he
ou!d nothavceon Jim Laird. Neb
raska loved and admired him for what
he was, and ranch of the charm of
his nature was due to the very un
eveaness which hyj.crcriticism would
cali a fault.
For his years he had accomplished
much. lie was a galUnt soldier when
not much more than a boy. In his
relation to the public he did his duty.
His seemed to know things by a sort
of inspiration. It his with profound
regreat that melancholy news of his
death will be received. Omaha Rep
James Laird was born at Powlerville,
Livingston conn r, New York, Jane 10,1849
and several years later accompanied his
parents to Uichigau, residing in Washte
naw and Lenawee counties. He enlisted
July 24, 1861, in General Stocton's Inde
pendent infantry, allien a year later was
changed to the Sixteenth Michigan in
fantry. He enliste-J as a private, but
was promoted to second lieutenant of
Company G, for gallant and meritorious
conduct, and lcts than a year later to
captain of the cr.iupauy, serving until
a -stercd out August "5. 1SC3. Dnring
service in the war he revived four mus-kot-shots
wouuiK and a puber cut, the
ator at Liurel Ui!l, Va., May 8, 1864.
At the battle of Gaines Hill he was shot
n.w.-xii he body an! '"ft f :r dead on
tho field; was picked up bj the confed
erates, made prisoner, bnt thirty days
later made his e&cape. After the war
he tnrnad his attention to the study of
law at the Weslyan college, Adrian, Mich.
In 1S68 he went to Ann Arbor university,
Michigan, and continued his studies there.
He graduated in the law college with the
close of the term of 1871, and in Jane of
that year was admitted to the Michigan
state bar, after which he practiced law
for a short time at Lansing. He
came to Nebraska in July, 1872, located
at Juniata and at once began the practice
of law in partnership with A. H. Bo wen.
In 1877 he associated bimelf with B. F.
Smith. In 1879 the firm moved their
law office to Hastings. He has alwajs
taken an active interest in state politics,
was a member of tho state constitutional
convention of 1875. and in 1880 was one
of the regublican pref ideutial electors of
Nebraska. -In 1882 he was nominated
by the republicans of the Second con
gressional district, and elected to the
Forty-eighth congress, receiving 12,983
votes as against 10,012 cast for S. V.
Moore, the Farmers' alliance candidate,
and 3,010 votes cost for F. C. Harmon,
democratic candidate. Renominated in
1884 for a second term, he was re-elected
by a vote of 21,181 rates against 17,650
votes for John 8tickle, anti -monopoly
candidate, and 1,176 votes for B. Crabbe,'
prohibitionist. In 1886 he was again re
nominated and re-elected to the Fiftieth
congress by a vote of 21.373, against
16,215 votes for McKeighan, democrat
and anti-monopoly. In November last
Mr. Laird was elected for the fourth time,
to the Fifty-first congress, by a vote of
27,650 against 19,120 for Hastings. Mr.
Laird was not married, and no immediate
relatives survive him.
An editor in Iowa, being asked if
he ever saw a bald headed woman,
replied: "No, wc never did. Why
should we? No, we never saw a
woman waltzing around town in her
shirt sleeves, with a cigar between
her teeth, stopping in every saloon
she saw. We never saw a woman go
fishng in the mountains with a bottle
in each pocket, sit on the damp
ground all day, and go home drunk
at night. Neither have we seen a
women yank off her coat, spit on her
hands, and say she could whip any
man in town. No. God bless her she
isn't built thatwr.v.
Editor Chikf: The Republic pub
lishes a market report which it tells
usis"corrected every Friday morning."
In this report it quotes live hogs at
3,C03.75. Now the writer and many
from this neighborhood called at
Richgrdson's office on Friday and were
informed that he would pay $1.60 for
the best hogs . This report has run
this way for months. Is it fair to
publish a report from 15 to 25cts
higher than i. ically paid to mislead
the seller or is it worked in theintere3t
of Mr. Richardson one of the owners
of the Republican? The facts are that
the buyers at Lebanon paid farmeis
from this place thirty-five cents more
per hundred than Mr. Richardson
offered the same day and that day was
Friday the date of the revision of the
Republicans report. Red Cloud is
a good town to trade in but we all
sell our hogs at Lebanon. Sam.
C. Cather of this county called in
and investigated the contracts of the
Pauly Jail Company with Adams
county for the purpose of comparing
the same with the dealings of the
same company with Webster county.
He found that they are to put in for
that county seven si eel cells and two
female cells or its equivalent for the
sum of $5,457.18; that there is to be
11 guard windows and the plate is to
be inches thick, all bars being 2
x inches. The latter being their
heaviest work. For putting in two
cells and two female cells in this
county they receive $6000, both labor
and material being less than one-half
what they do in Adams for $5,457.18.
They also offered to do work of a
lighter grade, possibly the same as
they do in this coudty for $4,690 or
to discount either job $350 if allow
ed to use chrome iron instead of steel.
The railway project from this city
to Salem and Burr Oak is a good one
and should be worked for all that is
in it The survey is now being made
and wc hope it will result in another
railway for us. A. man who says we
do not need another railway is either
against the town, or partially insane
we should jud-ie. The Chief is for
railroads. True we have already one
of the best lines in the country, but
if anutbur line will make the town
grow, which it wouldundoubtcdly,
why then, new railroads should be
encouraged. A man who fights the
enterprises of his city should be
treated as he deserves.
At the republican central commit
tee at Blue Hill yesterday the fol
lowing action was taken: Sept. 14th
at 2 p.m. was the time fixed for hold
ing the caucus. The convention
will be held at the court house in Red
Cloud September 20th 1889, at 10 a.
m. Each precinct will be entitled
to one delegate at large and one for
every 15 votes or major fraction
thereof cast for George H. Hastings
ror presidential elector.
Jackson, who defrauded Ed. Parkes
out of about $200 or more by selling
him mortgaged property, was senten
ced to two years in the state prison
of Missouri for trying to mortgage
another man's farm for $3,000 near
Platte City Mo. He is a tough case,
and when he gets through with "mis
ery" he will bo given lodgings at
Lincoln, and dieted on salt water for
a number of years which we hope
will have the effect of disposing of a
portion of his freshness.
We are informed that the road
running north to Batin school honse
is in bad shape, so bad that many of
onr farmer friends cannot haul a loid
of grain to this city, thereby keeping
some trade out of Red Cloud. This
will never do. The merchants should
help and see that the road is put in
travelling shape so that the farmers
can get to town with their produce,
which at present is going to Bine
Hill and other towns. It will make
many dollars in your pockets.
Send the names of your friends in
the east whom you wish to visit yon.
or who are seeking new locations, to
J. R. Buchanan, General Passenger
Agent of the Fremont, Elkhorn &
Missouri Valley R. R. Co., Omaha.
Neb,, that he may send them infor
mation relative to the "One-Fare
Harvest Excursions," which occur
Angust 6th and 20 th, September 10th
and 21th, and October Sth.
Red Cloud, v
Successors to the
Western and Southern
Look out for
BOOTS and SHOES.
We will sell you a good print for 5c a yd.
And a good Gingham for 7c
Ladies hose at 5c a pair,
A nice dress button for 2 l-2c a doz.
12 yards Linen TorchonLace, 1 inch Jwide,
for 20 cents.
And while you are looking for Bargains
please remember that we sell the Best
$1.50 Ladies' Shoe Made.
Call and'seeus and we willj do you good1.
Thanks forpast favors. Yours, f
-T k W'Vi
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