The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, July 13, 1894, Image 1

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Or tho l'lrnl ami Fniiioun l'reldciit ol
the Hulled Stolen by nil Karl)
WrllcrIiicldonl nnd Adventure
or iiin i.irc.
Of tho oporations of General Wank
ington in New York and Now
Jrdoy. Tho battlo on Long
Island. Tho retreat from York
Island and through Jersey. The
battles of Trenton and Prince
ton. Tho email foroo which began this
retreat was daily lessening, by the ex
piration of the term of service for
which thoy were engaged. This ter
minated in Novonibcr with many, and
in December with nearly two-thirds of
tho residue. No persuasions were
availing to induco their continuance.
Thoy abandoned their Goncral when
tho advancing enemy was nearly in
in sight. Tho Pennsylvania militia
was engaged to the first day of Janu
ary, but they deserted in such num
bers that it became necessary to place
guards at tho ferries to stop them.
Two regiments had been ordered from
Tieondercga to join Gen. Washington,
but their term of scrvico expired on
,tho first of December. They rofusod
to re-onlist, and went oil, to a man.
Gen. Lee, who commanded the oast
cm troops, was ropcatcdly ordered by
Washington to cross tho North river
and join tho retreating army; but
theso orders wcro never obeyed.
Whilo at a distanco both from his
troops and tho enemy ho was surprised
and taki-n prisoner by tho British.
This begat suspicions, that, despair
ing of tic-success of tho Americans,
ho had chosen to abandon their scr
vico. Though these apprehonsions
wcro- without foundation, thoy pro
duced tho same mischievous effects on
tbo minds of tho pcoplo as if they
wcro realities. About tho same time
Oongross thought it expedient to loave
Philadelphia and retire to Baltimore.
Under all theso trying circum
stances, Washington was undismayed,
Ho did not despair of tho publio safe
ty. With uuconqucrablc firmness and
tho most perfect self-possession, he
was always tho same, and constantly
showed himself to his army with a
serono and undisturbed oountenancc.
Nothing was omitted by him that
oould embarrass tho enemy, or ani
mate his army and country, Ho forc
ibly pointed out to Congress the do
fectivo constitution of thoir army,
without cavalry, without artillery and
engineers; and enlarged upon tho iin
poliey of short enlistinonte, and plac
ing conGdcnoo in militia uuddonly
called out and frequently changed.
Ho urged these matters with great
warmth; but to prevent oilenco, add
ed "A eharaotcr to loso an estate
to forfoit tho incstimablo blessing of
liborty at stako and a lifo devoted,
must bo my excuse," Ho also hinted
at tho propriety of enlarging his pow
ers so as to cnablo him to act in cases
of urgency, without application to
Congress; but apologized for this lib
erty by doohriug'thatho felt no lust
of powor and wished with tho greatest
fervenoy for an opportunity of turning
tho swords into a ploughshare;' but
added "his feolings as an officer
and a man had been such as to forco
him to say that no person ever had n
greater eholoo of difficulties to con
tend with than himself."
r1 In this very dungerous oiisls, Wash
ington mado every exertion to procure
reinforcements to supply tho plaoo of
those who wcro daily leaving him. Ho
sent Generals Mifllin and Armstrong
to rouso tho oitizons of Pennsylvania.
Col. P.ccd was dispatched to Gov. Liv
ingston to urgo on him iho necessity
of calling out tho Jcrsoy militia.
Theso exertions wore in a great meas
ure unavailing, except in and near
the oity of Philadelphia. Fifteen
hundred of tho citizens of that met
ropolis associated together and march
ed to tho aid of Washington. Though
most of theso wcro acoustomed to the
habits of a oity life, thoy slept in
touts, barns, and sometimes in the
open air during tho. cold months ef
Dcocmbcr and January.
On tho capture of Gen. Luc, the
command of his army devolved on
Gen. Sullivan, who, in obedienco to
the orders formerly given, joined Gen.
Washington. About tho same timo
on addition was mado to his forco by
tho arrival of a part of tho northern
army. Tho Amorioans now amounted
to about 7000 men, though during the
retreat through the Jersoys, they
wero seldom equal to half that num
ber. Tho two armies were separated
from each other by the river Delaware.
The British, In tho security of con
quest, cantoned their troops in Bur
lington, Bordcnton, Trenton, and
other towns of Now Jersey, in daily
xpectation of being enabled to cross
into Pennsylvania by moans of ico,
whieh is generally formed about that
time. On receiving information of
their numbers and different canton
ments, Washington obsorved "Now
is tho timo to olip their wings, when
thoy uro so spread." Yielding to hie
native spirit of enterprise which had
hitherto been roprcsicd, he formed the
bold design of re-crossing tho Dela
ware and attacking the British posts
on its eastern banks,
In tho ovoning of Christmas day he
made arrangements for passing over
in three divisions; at M'Konkoy's
forry, at Trenton, and at or near Bor
dcnton. Tho troops whioh wcro to
havo crossed at the last two places
exerted themselves to get over, but
failed from the quantity of ico whioh
obstructed their passage. The main
body, about 2-100 men, began to cross
vary early in the evening, but were so
retarded by ice that It was nearly four
o'clock in tho morning boforo thoy
were in a condition to tako up thoir
lino of march on the Jersey Bide.
They wcro formed in two divisions.
Ono was ordered to proceed on the
lower or rivor road; tho other on the
upper or rcnuington road, These
having nearly the same distanco to
march, were oidorcd immediately on
foroing the out guards, to push direct
ly into Trenton, that they might
chargo the enemy boforo thoy had
time to form. Though they marched
different roads, yet they arrived with
in threo minutes of each other. The
out guards of the Hessian troops at
Trenton soon fell back, but kept up a
oonstant retreating firo. Their main
body being hard pressed by tho Am
ericans, who had already got posses
sion of half their artillery, attempted
to file off by a road leading towards
Princeton, but wcro ohecked by a
body of troops thrown in their way.
Finding they were surroundod, they
laid down .their arms. Tho number
whioh submitted was 23 oiliocrs and
S8G men. Botwcon 30 and -10 of the
Hcsiians wero killed and woundod,
Col. llahl was among tho former, and
seven of his officers among tho Inttor.
Captain Washington, of tho Virginia
troops, and five or six of tho Amori
oans wcro wounded. Two were killed
aud two or throe wcro frozen to death,
The detachment in Trenton consisted
of tho regiments of Buhl, Loiberg
Red Cloud, Webster County,
and Kniphauscn, amounting in tho
whole to about 1500 men, and a treop
of British light horse. All theso
wcro killed or oapturcd, except about
000, who escaped by tho road leading
to Bordonton.
Tho British had a strong battalion
of light infantry at Princeton, and a
forco yet remaining near the Dela
ware superior to the American army.
Washington, therefore, in the evoning
of tho same day, thought it meet pru
dent to cross into Pennsylvania with
his prisoners. These being secured,
he re-crossed tho Delaware and took
possession of Trenton. The detach
ments whioh had been distributed
over New Jersey previous to the cap
ture of tho Hessians, immediately af
ter that event assembled at Princeton
and wcro joined by tho army from
Brunswick under Lord Cornwallie.
From this position thoy came forward
to Trenton in great force, hoping, by
a vigorous onset, to repair the injury
their cause had sustained by tho late
Truly delicate was the situation of
tho feeble American army, To re
treat was to hazard tho oity ot Phila
delphia, and to destroy every ray of
hope which began to dawn from their
lato sucocis. To risk an action with
a superior force in front, and a river
in rear, was dangorous in tho extreme.
To get around tho advanced party of
the British', and, by pushing forwards,
to attack in their rear was deemed
preferable to cither. Tho British, on
thoir ndvanco from Princeton, at
tacked a body of Americans which
were posted with four field pieces a
little to tho northward of Trenton,
and compelled them to retreat. The
pursuing British being checked at the
bridgo over Sanpink creek by fotne
field pieces, fell baok so far as to be
out of their rcaoh. Tho Americans
wcro drawn Dp on tho opposite sido of
tho creek, and in that position re
mained till night, cannonading the
enomy and receiving their firo. In
this critical hour, two armies, on
which tho success or failure of the
American revolution materially de
pended, wcro crowded into tho small
village of Trenton, and only sepa
rated by a creek, iu many places ford
able. Juo. O. Lntton of LoRoy, N. V., n
prominent grocor nnd O. A. It. man says;
'I havo been troubled with indigostiou
and billiouanesa for years. Tried l'arks
Tea and it has onred me. I recommend
it to everybody. Sold by C. L. Cotting.
McGraw nnd Dim Brouthorn hnvo each
struck out but twico thin season.
I.ow IlutCH to llio East
Residents of territory roaohed by
Burlington Bouto lines, will do woll
to noto tho following: On July 5th,
0th and 7th round trip tickets to Ash-
bury Park, N. J., will bo on Balo at
tho one-faro rate, plus two dollars. On
July 8th, 9th and 10th round trip
tickets to Cleveland, Ohio, will bo on
salo at tho one-way rate On July 10
and 17th round trip tickets to Toronto
Canada, will bo on salo at tho one
way rate.
Theso substantial reductions from
regular tariff aro mado on aocount of
tho National Educational Assooia
tion's convention, and tho annual
meetings of the Christian Endeavor
societies, and tho Baptist Young
Peoplos' Union, respectively, for all
of which tho Burlington Bouto has
bocu mado tho official line. Special
trains arranged with a viow to tho
comfort and convenicneo of delegates
and their friends, will bo run. No
one who is planning an eastern trip
tuis summer can offord to let theso
opportunities slip by, Tickets and
full information upon application to
local B & M 11 11 Agent, or to J Fran
oil, G P & T A,, Omaha, Neb.
Neb., Friday, July 13,
Prepared unit 1'iirnlnticil for Special
rubllrntlou lit tlio lied Cloud
Chief by W. 1. Fouler.
(Copyrighted In 18UI by V. T. Foster.
St. Joseph, Mo., July 13. My last
bulletin gavo forecasts of tho storm
wave to cross tho continent from July
12 to 10, and tho next will reach the
Paoific coast about tho 17th, oross tho
western mountains by closo of tho
18th, tho great oontral valleys from
10th to 21it, and tho eastern states
about tho 22d.
Tho principal features of this dis
turbance will La tho cxteniivo rains it
will cause but it will still leavo many
places short on rainfall and poorly
prepared to meet tho August drouth.
The warm wavo will cross tho west
ern mountains about tho 17th, tho
great central valleys about tho 10th,
and tho eastern states about the 21st.
The cool wave will dross tho western
mountains about tho 20th, tho great
central valloys about the 22d, and tho
eastern states about tho 24th.
The fifth principal storm wavo of
July will reach tho Paoifie coast about
tho 23d, cross tho western mountains
by close of tho 24,the great central
valloys from 25th to 27th, aud the
eastern states about tho 28th. This
disturbanao will inaugurato a heated
term that will bocomo vory oppressive
during tho last part of July and tho
first part of August.
Tho warm wavo will cross the west'
orn mountaias about 23d, tho great
central valloys about 25th, and tho
eastern states about 27th. Tho cool
wavo will cross tho western mountains
about the 20th, tho groat oontral val
leys about the 28th, and tho eastern
states about tho 30th.
Like tho 17 year loousts tho seven
teen year weather poriods appear to
havo littlo regularity but wnon ocno
understood, when one knows how to
mcasuro their periods by planetary
positions, they provo themselves true
to the 17 year rule, establish electro
magnetism as a causo and planetary
metcrology as the only truo system,
As a Bomplo of tho fifteen to soven
toon yoar period of recurring weather
let uh tako tho temporaturo of Musoa
tino, Iowa, for tho month of April
1839-54 50 71-80. For these five
years tho month of April never failed
to devolop an excess of temporaturo
and tho average exoess was over four
degrees daily for fivo months or a
total exoess of moro than 000 degrees.
In somo of tho eastern states wo
havo longer weather records and when
they havo worked out I will bo able
to show moro striking evidences of
tho 15-17 yoar weather periods, al
though the Muscatino reoord aB shown
above is posit ivo proof that suoh a
period docs obtain, I havo not yet
worked out tho rainfall record for
Muscatiuo on tho 17 jcar period or I
would give it horo.
No further doubt can exist that
thcro is a soven year weather period,
Tho reason t).at it has eluded the
grasp of metcrologisls is that it is a
doublo period or rather two seyen
years periods but I will not givo the
key to it.
Tako St. Louis July temporaturo
for tho years 1811 12 48-51-55-01-02
08-74-75-81.87-88- Theso thirteen
periods givo a daily avorago excess
of 2 28 degrees or a total excess of
9,r)9 dogrecs. No ono can deny that
this is positivo ovidenoo of this rcour-
ring woathor poriod and as July 1894
is tho next recurring dato wo have
reason to expect an excess of tempera
ture at St, Loud tltis month,
The excess varied greatly, howovor,
on account of tho influence of other
planets and I have only complotcd
tho calculations of this ono planet for
July ot St. Louis, thercforo I am not
yot able to say whothcr tho excess
might bo ovcrcoino by tho iniluencoof
other plancty whioh I havo not yet
had timo to calculate
Now let us tako tho rainfall at Mia
mi, Missouri, for August, a critical
period in tho corn crop season. For
tho yoars 1847-53-59 0000 07-72-73
79-80-80-9293 tho avorago monthly
defioionoy for August was ,83 of an
inch and somo of tho most sovcro
drouths occurred in theso recurring
periods. Ten of theso periods aver
aged a defliaionoy o( 1.73 inohes for
August and only three of them gavo
an excess, owing to tho overwhelming
iniluonco of tho other planets combin
ed' According to this record a forecast
for a sovcro drouth for August in con
tral Missouri, based on ono planot
would provo oorrcot ton times out of
thirteen and by learning tho effects
tho othor planets havo all errors may
possibly bo avoided.
I have ono illustration completed
for thj eastern state. Tako Now
Bedford, Massachusetts, temporaturo
for December 1817-25-33-41-49.57-C5
73-81'89-89, and tho average daily ex
cess is 3.19 degrees, or a total excess
of 989 degrcos.
This is tho eight pear period and
without an exooption universally caus
es a warm Dcocmbcr at Now Bedford,
December 1697 will be tho next dato
and n wafftiDcoember will bo oxpeoted
at that placo and timo. Whon I have
oonoludcd my calculations on tho
othor planets I confidentially oxpoot
to bo ablo to corrcotly forcoast how
warm December of 1897 will bo at
Now Bedford, Maes.
Whilo high and low temperatures
usually cover largo aroas thcro aro al
ways spots in theso areas that are
higher or lower in temperature than
tho average cold or warm field and
thercforo whilo a warm December at
New Bedford would indicate a warm
field ovor tho New England states
tho reverso of this would bo truo in
somo localities bocanso tho earth's
olectrio currents are not tho same in
all parts of New Euglund.
To find tho effect of tho moon or
a planet on tho clcetrio currents of a
looality and consequently on the
weather long weather rceordB are val
uable and tedious calculations are
I expect by Jauuary 1895 to begin
tho publication, through tho papers
that UBe theso bulletins, of long range
forecasts of tomperaturo and rainfall
that will bo of vastly greator benofits
to all interests than any thing ever
before attempted in this line.
I am not writing books and am not
preparing to writo any. Tho news
paper is tuo Dcst mcuium iiirougn
whioh to reach tho publio and my
work will. continue to go out through
that medium. Correspondents who
oncloso stamped and addressed enve
lope will alwajs receive a reply.
Cable from queen 1,11.
Doar Or'shara: One moro boon I cravo
1 trust in your uffootlon
'Tis not to murder Dole, tho Knave
Or put down insurreotiou;
'Tis not my crown, but mo to save,
I writo in deep uejootton,
And so a package I must have
Of Park's Tea for my complexion.
Circuit iiiu's Answer to Queen Lil.
When 1 recoived your Cablegram
I thought I sure would faint
For though I often ubo Parks' Tea
Tis not for your complaint.
I feared that Mrs. O. would think
Wrong about our oonncotlou
'Till on her dresser there I saw
Parks' Tea for her complexion,
Hold by O. L. Cotting,
Vol.21. No. 51
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Tho August isfluo ot tho Ladies Stand
ard Moguziuo, published by tho Stand
nrd Fushion Co., West 14th St., Now
York. Comes to tho front, full of at
trnctivo and Boasonublo mattoi. Tho
fashion nnd puttorn dopartmont is es
pecially good, tho latest styles being por
trait ed by oxcoliont nnd and nrtiBtic en
gravings. Fashionable dress decorations
nnd millinery havo boon woll elaborated
nnd will nid tho homo noodle woman
amazingly in tho preparation ot feto,
garden party and othor more elegant
dresses. IJoBidoa tho usual articles on
bicycling for women, nursing in the
homo, otiquott, health and beauty, cook
ory, artistic' interiors, etc., which aro up
to thoir usual high standard, are added
two well written skotchcB; ono entitled
something nbout summor ontings and
tho other, tho training of woman as
breadwinners. Theso aro woll worth
uaroful reading and will bo found inter
esting to many. A charming play by
tho Do Witt Pub. Co., u story entitled
How Milly Mado Pictures and various
othor useful and instructive matter com
ploto this delightful numbor, ' Single
copies Cc. 50 cents per year.
Two Lives SUTCtl.
Mrs. Pluube Thomas, of Jnnetion City,
III. wni told by her dooters she had eon .
umption and that there was net hope for
her, but two bottles of Dr. King's New
Discovery completely cured her and eh
any it Raved her life. Mr. Thos. Kggera,
i:i'J Florida tit. San Francisco, -offered
from a dreadful cold, npproaohlng con
sumption, tried without result everything
else then bought one bottle of Dr. Kings
Mew DiBoovery and in two weeks was
cured, lie is natarallr thankful. It ia
ueh results, of whieh theso are samples,
that provo the wonderful etlloaoy of this
medlolue in Coughs and Colds, Free
trial bottles at O, h. Cotting'e Drugstore.
Regular size GOo. and f 1.00.
Pustors ot Wayno churches met
formed u ministerial association.
Ordinance No. SO.
At a regular mooting ot tho council hold
at tho Firemen's hull, July 5, 1894.
Clork was instructed to draft ordin
ance as follows: An ordinunco provid
inc for tho lovying of taxes upon all
tho taxable property ot tho oity ot Rod
iNenrasitu (or
tuo iiBcal yoar
commencing on tho
first Tuosday in
May lb'Jl.
Sr.o. I. Ho It ordained by tho mayor
nnd city council of tho city of Rod Cloud,
Nobrnskn. that tho following taxes be
and tho samo uro hereby lovied upon all
tho tnxablo proporty ot said city ot Rod
Cloud, Nebraska, tor thotisca1year com.
monclng on tho first Tuesduy in May
For gonornl rovonuo purposoB to meet
tho uurront expenses und liabilities of
said cltv oxcluslvo of interest and liabil
ities on outstanding bonds ten (10) mills
on tho dollar ot tho assessed valuation
ot nil tho tnxublo proporty ot snid city.
For tho payment of interest on water
bond soven ami ono-nuu hjsj mius on
tho dollar of tho assessed valuation ot
nil tho tnxablo property ot said city.
For tho pnymont ot interest on eleo
trio light plant bond two (2) mlllB on
lite dollar of tho assessed valuutionpt a.l
tho taxable property ot snid city.
For oporntlng, oxtondlng and main
taining water works eovon (7) 'mills on
tho dollar ot tho assessed valuation ot
all tho tnxublo proporty ot euid city.
Sec, II. And bo it further ordained
that tho city clerk ot said oity of Rod
Cloud, Nebraska, bound is horoby direct
ed to certify under tho seal of the suid
cltv ot Rod Cloud, Nebraska, to tho
county clerk ot Wobstor county, Nebras
ka, tho numbor ot mills on tho dollar of
tuxeB levied auhorein boforo onumoratod
for all city properties as heroin before
sot forth. .....
Sko. III. This ordinance shall take
offset and bo in force on and attor its
adoption und publication us provided by
n....1 .1.1. .!.. T..I.. 1001
IXJUtcu tuia mu unj ui umij "
W.B.Robv, Mayor,
AttMtW.P.Wwt, Oity Clerk.
eW. MJlAfjam