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THK RED CLOUD CHTRff. RED CLOTH). NEBRASKA. FRIDAY. APRIL' 20, 1894.
A. 0. IIosmrr, Editor.
I,Aiior Tait, Ast Iac Editor.
A. 0. U. W.
RED CLOUD LODQE INTCRTAINS ITS
FRIENDS MONDAY EVENINQ.
,Hev. J. Ci. Tale, CJranA matter Work
man el Mrbrakka, Freeest-A. ,
V. W. nar at Ihn Cncrcatlaaal
Olmrrli "Hiidaf Rlakarat San
city papers, Red
No. 00, Ancient
Order of United
this city, Monday ovonlng, April 16tb,
gavo ono of ita moat excellent and olab
ornto ontertainmonta for which it ia
prominently notod. Invitationa wero
extended to a largo number of adjacent
lodges, and to a very few aujWejoX..thj
oruor. The brotliron and weir ladles
rosponded liberally, and Ouide Rock,
Cowlcs, Dladon, Blue Hill, Rlverton and
othor lodges wero represented by from
ton to Hfty members. At soven o'clock
promptly, tho capacious A. O. U. W. ball
in tho Moon block waa opened for the
rocoption of tho brethron who had come
from the various lodges to aee two candi
dates initiatod by the Grand Master.
Tao hnll was donsoly packed, and almost
two hundred Workmen were oomfortab
ly cared for. At about 7:30 Master
Workman McNitt dropped hla gavel up
on tho altar and the lodge came quickly
to order. After tho preliminary mat
tors had boon arrangod and the necea
anry permission glvon by the Grand Mas
tor, Messrs. II. M. Cochrane and Henry
llnthjen wero introduced and duly made
acquainted with tho order according to
the ritualistic coromony, and to the great
admirution of the Workmen, who take
groat pleasuro in exemplifying tho work,
ospociully to novices who havo nevor
beou nstrldo tho goat's slippery back.
Tho Qnind Mostor presided with dig
nity, but when Uro. Ilathjen got fully
into port in somewhat of a hurry, the
Workmen looked funny, and felt fun
nier, and notwithstanding that tho Grand
Mastor was in tho chair, the boys did
roally giggle, wo wore told, but every
thing camo around swimmingly, in timo,
and tho candidatoB wero duly informed
of tho many secrets which a true Work
man nniht bo ablo to grasp in thia world
of woo. After tho work had been exem
plified by the Grand Maater, tho lodge
quickly udjournod and the mombera re
paired to the opora house, where a
speech was to be mado by Uro. Tate.
AT TIIK OPF.IIA IIOUHK.
Tho opera house, which will hold
Boinothing liko COO people, was rilled to
overllowing by tho citlzena of the city
who had gathered there for the purpose
of hearing Kov. J. G. Tate locturo on
tho condition of tho order, ita precepts
and tho grand work of charity which it
hud dono und waa doing today. The
gontlomun is uno of the grandest public
spoukora that tho great wcBt affords, and
nover fnila to captivate his audiencea
whorovcr und whenever ho appears be.
foro them. Ho epoko for more than an
hour mid wna Intently listened to by tho
Workmen nnd their hosts of invitod
mul i torn who llllod every availablo seat
in tho building, while by his forcible
eloquence fascinated his hearers,
dwolt upon tho transoendant worth of
on of tho grandest fraternal organiza
tions thut tho world has over known.
Ho paid glowing tributes to tho church
universal for its gront work and said
that tho A. O. U, W. was closely follow
ing in its wnko. He said it promoted
teuiponiuco and sobrioty, protocted the
widowH und orphans of its deceased
members, alleviating their wants, kept
tho good name of his brother's house
hold inviolate, thereby uiding to uiako
tho woild better.
During tho evening's entertainment
ut tho opera house, tho male quartet
rendered somo rluo vocal music, ns did
the ludles quartet, composod of Mrs
lloHB West, Miss Nelllo West. Miss
llluncho Sellars and Mrs. Emma Martin
Rev. K. L. Ely, Past Master Workman
of lied Cloud lodge, officiated and Rev.
Geo. W. Hummel olTored prayer.
After the address had boon concluded
tho A. O. U. W. boys and their frionds
repaired to their hall again whore one
ot tho most claborato banquota waa
bo r veil that has over boon placed before
n iveu uiouu puiuic. it waa rurniahod
by Uro. C. M. Calmea, who ia an artist in
that lino. Tho tubloa were placed to
Boat 120 people, and over :120 people fed
from tho fullnofB thereof without dimin
ishing apparently the bounteous supply
which Charley hnd supplied them with.
At tho oponing coromonioH of tho ban
quot. Bovornl very neat and appropriate
toasts wore olTerod by Rev. K. L. Ely
Kov. J. O. Tnto, Hon. J. S. Gilham, Edi
tor Wothorell of Republican City, Roy
Goo. O. Yoisor und C. F. Cutker, Esq.'
all ot which wero intenlly listened to by
thoso presont and loudly applauded.
Tho bunquot hall waa kept oen until
tho wco em a' bourn, nnd u gonernl good
timo was indulgod in. In fact, tho whole
evening's entertainment was one that
will not bo soon forgotten by the A. O.
U. W. boys nnd their friends, and, if we
mlstalto not, will bo of lusting benefit
to tho order in Red Cloud.
A. O. U. W. DAY AT TIIK CONGUKUA
On Sunday, prior to the abovo exer
cise, was A. O. U. W. duy und, by invi
tation, tho brethren, to tho number ot
about sovonty, met in tho lirll in" tho
morning nt ton o'clock and marched in
a body to tho Congregationul church,
whoro they woto treated to a very tine
and most appropriate sermon by Uro.
PastmnBtor Workman, Rov. E. L. Ely,
wno nover iwbbch 1111 opportunity to Bay
nil tho good things possible of tho grand
Aneiont Order of United Workmen. Tho
church had boon handsomely decorated
with beautiful llowors, nnd on the wall
ovor tho ro9trum was placed tha words
"Charity, Hope nnd Protection" the mys
tic words of tho lodire and in the center
: m I 1 . '
thoroor n vory iieautmu eniem ana nn
Commencing Saturday, April 21, 1894
We will offer our entire line ol dry goods at cost.
We have decided to go out of the dry goods business in order to give room for a different
line of goods, This will be one of the best opportunities ever ofiered in the city to get
bargains. Our stock consists of,
$3,000 to $3,500 Worth
of lAell Assorted Staples,
And wil be disposed of as fast as cost price will sell them. If you live within a day's drive
of this' city it will pay' you to come and see us on and after the above date.
P. D. Yeiser. The lottorlng wan in
the hands of Brother Wait Jones
and wife. The workmen hold, Uro.
Ely in very high esteem as ho is one of
the most indofatigable workors in the
lodgo and is alwaya ready und willing
to do anything to mako the order grow
and become a groat factor in the world
towards alleviating the Buffering of man
kind. Surely "One touch of nature
makes tha whole world akin" and tho
boys will always havo a tender place for
Uro. Ely. Wo givo below an oxtract ot
Text Matt. 33-8: "Ono Is your Mar
tar, svsn Christ; and all yo are brethren."
The most remarkable nation of history
it that of the Jews, Thnt n nation should
maintain Its Identity for centnry After
century under so many adverse conditions
is the wonder ot the ages. The explann
tien of this marvellous history lios large
ly in the faet that there was such a doep
rooted and definite belief in the spools!
care of God for them, and that lie was
stent to manifest this to them by
the coming of the Messiah. The hopo of
one day beholding his glorious appear
nnoa and participating in his triumph
over their enemies was tho life and hopo
of every generation.
At last the long looked for Messiah
waa born In tha oity of David, and stood
In the temple and proclaimed his mis
lon. But ho- great the disappointment
when he absolutely refused to set up the
standard of an earthly kingdom.
They expeoted that at his coming a
complete reorganization of existing con
ditions would taka plaoe, and he declared
such to ba his purpose, bnt not to reor
ganize thepolltioal bat social liTo. He re
fused to reoeive a kingly crown nnd use
his divine power to accomplish n political
revolution, bnt instead, went into the very
renters of business and society, and over
turned the tables and condemned the
methods of tha money ohsngors, and re
buked the hollow hypoorisy and unohar
itabloness of sooleyt. Tho people hav
ing utterly misooncelved his mission,
turned upon him in hatred and ornotfltd
him, bnt his truth lives nn.
His ohuroh has always failed In e great
er or less degree to comprehend him and
his purpose in the world. It has supposed
H to be mainly that of a Joshua to lead a
ptrtlon of humanity out of tho wilder
ness tuto the Promised Land of rest,
rather than to aim to "make the wilder
ness nnu the solitary place be glad, and
the desert rejoice nnd blossom ns the
rose." Or to furnish life preservers to
enable as many as possible lo earnpo out
of a wreoked world, rather than to make
an effort to save the wreok.
In the great sermon on the Monnt ia
aa outline of his plan of work for his
ohnroh, nnd the principles, tho applies
tion of whioh is to usher in the Kingdom
of Ueavon among men,whfoh is to be, not
beyond, bnt in this life.
Look nt the blessings pronounced upon
those who hear and nccept his truth, nnd
they til apply to this present lifo. At the
great principles of the Kingdom nnd
they are nil to transform nnd roorsnnizn
......uB .ustiiviit, huu cuiiuiimns. xne
two great fundamental prinoiples nre in
tht text; tho authority of Christ as the
divine Lord over all the affairs of men,
inelodiug not only the church, but tho
alien, the store, the farm, tho family, tho
individual, the lite, the oonsolenoe. With
this fully recognized and realized, tho
i ait step of progress will be to recognize
the truth that "all ye are brethren." In
the promulgation and adoption ot thtse
two prinoiples lies the hopo of mankind.
To effect this, tha church is the mightiest
instrament. Whatever Us failures have
been and its lack ot oompreheusinn of its
mission, it has been and will continue to
bo the most potent uplifting power in
the world. But it cannot An nil ti,t .
ami needs to be done. It must proclaim
the truths of Christ, and be the teaoher
of the rising iterations, It most exalt
the power of Christ to save from sin by
telllnir the atorv of hl llfn an.i .ii. -
mankind, But muoh of the troth of
chor emblematic of tho order, painted Christ can best be applied tlironirli other
ouu wuivh w uv iivi.mvu i,j iiLico utg aui.ittivas, muj ui which, iy so UOIDg,
aro aiding in tho work Bought to bo ac
complished by tho church. Bo tho V. O.
T. U., by adopting ns its apodal lice of
work tho teaching of temperance, is n
powor for good. Tho A. (). U. W., with
its priuoiploa of Charity, Hope nnd Pro
tection, tonchlng the brotherhood of
man, minlstorlng to tho needs of its
members, nnd when thev drop out of this
life, taking his family under its own care
and paying Into their hnndi a portion of
the dollars which have been put into the
eommon fund, is b yso doing, not n hind
rnnco to tho cause of Christ, but n pow
erful and practical ally and oo worker.
I oonslder myself most fertunnte,
therefore, that into this circle of brother
hood, I havo beon permitted to share In
its honors nnd engage in its work, and
when sickness mid misfortune comes to
me, an it tnunt to nP, I expoct to bo en
oircled by tho living chain of its brother
hood, nnd wheu I liuyo passed boyond the
help of this brotherhood, I expect them
to say to my wife nnd children:
'Tho' our brother Is now beyond tho need
of our help, you holon to us still, and
hero is tho token of our fr'nternlty in that
which will enablo you to livo in comfort
and without penury nnd want. To that
Clmrlty then that suffered long und is
kind, and tho Hopo that we nnd our loved
ones shall nlwnys havo tho protection of
this Order, nnd to tho Protection whioh
wo Imvo pledged to inch othor, lot ns
dedicate our timo, moans nnd tnlonts.
IIIHTOIIV Ol" KKII (JLOUI) 1.0 0(1 K.
Vs?e how tho rltlntr fruits tho cardans crown,
Imuiue the sun, and make hlB light tliclr nwn."
Hod Cloud Lodjjo, So. CO, A. O. U. W
was organized in thia city on Docombor
1, 1885, by Deputy Grand Master Mc
Donald, who wore hia authority by au
thority of tho grand lodgo of Missouri,
to which Btato Nebraska belonged at
that time, not having a milllolont mem
bership to bocomo a Roparuto jurisdic
tion. There wero eighteen charter 1110111
boro to tho Hod Cloud lodgo, nnd four of
which uro still in tho city. Thoy uro na
follows: II. W, Hrower, J. L. Miller, D.
l- Hudd and A. C. Hosmor. Tho onrly
:areorot the ordor was similar to most
institutions having somewhat ot a hard
row to hoo, but finally commoncod to
grow and from a littlo lodgo ot oighteen
members has grown to 200, counting
thoso who aro iu progress of initiation,
and linn without contradiction the larg
est iiiouiborBhip of nny lodgo in Hod
Cloud or westorn Nebraska. Tho first
olllccrs of tho lodco wore:
1 M. W.-A.C. Hoeiner.
M. W.--M, Uirney.
Foreman- It. D. Denney.
Overseer II. W. Urower.
Hecordor-C. E. Wood.
Kcceivor II. W. Urowor.
Financier J. L. Miller.
Ouide J. M. Toachworth.
I. W. John Petorson.
O. W.-S. M. MHIIkuu.
Trustees J. L. Millor, M. Birney and
II. W. Hrower.
Tho lodgo received its charter January
2, 1880. In 18g there, woro fortytwo
membors; 1837, uevonty-ono; fn 1888 tho
inoniborship decrcusod to sixty-nine.
At tho beginning of 1800 It hnd reached
oighty-thrce, and on April 15, 1890, it
stood 100 mombors. Today. Aoril 20.
1801, tho membership stands 200, so tho
lodgo hud a phononiennl growth. The
lodgo has lost threo luombora by douth,
viz: Frank Sloopor, Uaxtor Goodrich
nnd Win. Hotfuinn, whoso widows re
ceived 2,000 each within twenty days
ot timo of death, somothing thnt uo in
suranco companies do.
In H8C tho grnr.d lodgo of Nobraska
was orgunizod nt tlrund Island nnd the
euilor or this impor nnd J. L. Miller rep
resented Rod Cloud lodgo. During thut
session J. L. Millor wns choson trusteo
ot tho grand hulo und served until 18.VJ.
In 1887 E. P. Highland of Ked Cloud
lodue was clouted grand foreman and
held tho olllco for two years. Tho pres
ont olUcora ot tho lodgo aro:
M W-M U McNitt.
Foreman--F N Hichnrdson.
Overseer John Jessen,
Hecordoc A Giilusba.
Finnncior J A Unum.
Guido Henry Mnurcr.
I W Wm Eamcs.
O W T J Ward.
During tho yonrl891 tho lodgo expects
to increase its membership by fifty.
No othor lodgo Iiub such n history in
tho Htatti of Nebraska. Long may it
livo to shed its influence and charity
broadcast in tho land.
The following aro tho names ot thoso
members who havo ioined the lodgo triumphant.
THE "RO" FLQURING MILLS
MONOGRAM, 90c Per Sack.
ROYAL PATENT, 80c Per Sack
OF B. S, 65c Per Sack.
Thoy havo joined tho silent majority
but dlod in tho knowlodgo that thoso
doar ones left bohind wero cared for by
thoso brethren who survived them .
Upon the whole tho ontertninment
nnd sorvicos at tho Cong regut ion nl
church wore scenes that will not soon bo
forgotten by Red Cloud lodgo No. Go A.
O. U. W. Thoy were both pleasant epi
sodes in tho history of the local lodgo
and will bo emblazoned upon its sheen
in romemborance of tho occasions.
A Pelican Race. Charley Whito is
tho owner of a gigantic pelican. Tho
othor day while Charloy was ut school
Ilia Pelicanship got looso from tho pen
in which ho was bold prisonor nnd wan
dered into tho street where ho was soon
discovered, and thon tho elderly Indies
ot the neighborhood camo from nil di
rections, armed with various iniplo.
monts, such as broom-stickn and othor
Bi'now of war. Tho chaso commenced,
eoinotimoH the pelican hnd tho best ot
them, and somotimes they had tho best
of tho pelican, but when ho would opon
his mouth tho women would retreat
doublo quick, thon woro up again and
nfter him. It waa more fun thun a fol
low would boo at a circus in a wholo
wook, but tho pelican came buck, al
though it took tho ladies about four
hours to drive him a little lees than two
rods. It waa a shoo there, you
thing, from ono, and shout up your biu
mouth from another, and finally ono of
the Indies sot n club over its hoad nnd
hold it while another trot a rono around
its log nnd hitched it to a wheel burrow,
und then tho march begnn to tho Into
pon of His Policnuship, umid tho np
plaudits of its captors, from whoro it
was In tor released by ita ownor.
All Grades guaranteed by the Mills.
He Wouldn't Come Back. On last
Saturday our reporter was tho witness
of a very funny incident, which tickled
his short ribs until ho had to ait down
and Inugh, and watch the fun. Tho sub
ject was a man und tho cause was a con
trary horse, but tho original causo was a
littlo sack of flour. The farmor, for such
ho was, was trying to back his team up
to tho Hour and feed store whon one of
tho horses took a notion not to back;
consequently he braced himself both
ways in his tracks and prepared for tha
buttle, and this is where the fun com
moncod. Tho farmor, on thus being
cnniiengod, uracou nimseit in me duck
bonrd, took a llrmer grip on the lines
und began to saw for all no was worth,
nnd wo think there muBt havo boon some
unison botweon his hands and his evos
nnd mouth, for as ho would pull with his
left hand we could notice his left eye
roll nnd tho corner of his mouth would
keep in line, and whon be jerked tho
othor hand wo suppose he was smiling
out ot the other cornor ot his mouth
and thorefrom would issue each timo
"back, back, back." Finally a by-
stnnder said something, and the farmer
nniil- "T nln't .hAnk Inn--vrv fnf
UR J' now but may be I will attor
' UIL' I n ...kin" ...l.n-.. nnn ..... nA
a 1.. ivt n.uo ujjvu iij wuu
roared and that cappod the climax. He
climbed out of tho buggy, and, after
much porsunsion, the horso was at last
backod up to tho platform, where the
flour was dumped in. We call that
earning his bread by the awoat of his
brow, tor ho did sweat; expect he'll rel
ish tho broad made out of that flsur.
O J Lum has roturnod from California.
Grant Grogor's infant .son was report
ed to be very sick last week.
M M Million bognn n spring term of
Bchool in district 35 on last Monday.
J L Phillips moved to Guido Rock
Will Crozfor and his best girl visited
nt tho residence of Flavo Shelton's near
Rosemont last Sunday.
Rev Wm Brittona drives a fine new
double seated curriago.
Died, at the family residence, on Tues
day April 10, 1891, Mrs. Henry Ita Sr.
She died quite suddenly as sho was sick
only about ono day. Simison.
The busy boy with a patch on his
knee or a gaping hole whoro a patch
ought to bo is busy playing murblos
"for keeps," while his father "beefs" and
his mother weops because of the ugly
patch on his kneo or the gaping holo
whoro tho patch ought to bo. After n
whilo on the small boy's pants whoro
another natch should bo, porchance tho
father who "beefs', und tho mothor who
weeps, will be playing too, and playing
"for keeps," with nn open pulm nnd u
slipper froo on that othor placo whore
tho putsh ought to bo. Ex.
The Chief may be a little cranky, but
then what does that matter, us tho city
uoods a city hall and ought to havo it?
Give tho laboring men a cbunco to do
Boraethiag, Tear .up tho old
broken sidowalks and relay
them with brick, pave tho streets,
Saiut tho residences, for goodness euko
o somothing to onerglze the communi
ty and mako them feol liko tearing their
clothes to make the city grow. Build
Bomo new houses, build a railroad, ditr a
canal, got some manufacturing establish
ments to come, only move and wo shull
If you want u loan on first class land I
can give you a apodal rato. Lowest in
terest with option to pay part or all at
any year. Cull or write to mo.
O. F. Gather, Rod Cloud, Nod.
Seed Put Htues
at Myore & Usher's store. They aro
Death of Mas. Pitman, Tho annexed
itom will bo of interest to many Red
Cloud people who were woll acquainted
with M7s. Pitman years ago: "Dlod,
Cora B wifo of A.W. Pittman, at 506
Word nvonue, Bouthwost, ujrod 27 years.
The abovo will sadden tho hearts of
many eurnost frionds, who havo for the
past tow weelcs watched anxiously for
tho daily bulletins which recorded tho
fluctuations in the condition of tho fuir
young sufferer. For days togethor they
would bo chcored by reported symptoms
ot improvement, which wero followed by
relapses which, in an hour, undid the
work of days. For soveral daya prior to
Sunday there had been a steady and per
ceptiblo improvement in her symptoms,
but on tho afternoon ot that day camo a
relanso and desnito tho best medico!
skill and scionco and the most untiring
ministration of devoted love, tho fair
young lifo faded out, leaving darkness
nnu wituor in n nomo wnore nor presence
had beon sunshine. Young, vivacious,
nttroctlvo in person and manner, Mrs.
Pitmnn was the center of a luruo cir
cle ot frionds who will deplore her un
timely doom, und pour out tholr warm
est sympathy toward the strickon hus
band nnd threo orphaned children, who
novor more may know a mother's lovo
und nil will units in an earnest prayer,
that tho Hand which struck tho blow
will also pour balm into the wounded,
bleeding hearts which mourn boside the
dtBolato homo altar,
a Biq Uird. Charley White, son of
Treasurer White, whilo out hunting
Saturday shot and woundod a vory flno
spociman of a whito Pollcan, which
measured DC inchos from tip to tip ot
wings, and had a beak 15 inchos long,
and would open liko a pair ot tongs.
There wore about 150 in the Hock, and as
thoy were about to light Charley lot go
hia gun and woundod tho Pelican on
tho wing and brought him down. Ho
began to show fight, but wob finally cap
tured, and is now doing woll and can eat
fish vory handy. Charley feols very
proud of the big fellow and hopes to be
able to keep him alive if fish, water and
such stuff will do it.
Death of Mrs. Patmor. Word was
rocoived hero this weok ot tho death of
Mrs. A. N, Patmor, who went to Califor
nia about ono and a half years ago. Hor
husband A. N. Patmor, who had beon in
failing wont thoro for his houlth, and
has partially recovered, but Mrs. Putmnr
seemed to have contracted disoasod
from whioh sho could not survivo
and finally passed away on the 12th of
April. Her children, Oscar Patmor and
Mrs. C. M. Smith, who live in Red Cloud
wero unablo to bo presont. John Pat
mor and wifo were in California at the
time. Her husband and children havo
the sympathy ot their many friends ns
Mrs, Patmor was n vory oxomplary lady
and much loved by her wide circlo ot
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I OlabOOB MMIMIIIIHIHIH
Retail prico ot the Rod Cloud Milling
Co., Hours i
Monogram "$ sack 00
Royal putent ) sack 80
H.ofU.S. sack 05
1 20l 25
Dr. Price'a Ci-mri Baking Powder
A Purs flrspe Cream of Tartar Powder.
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