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nEI) CLOUD, NEIJIIASKA.
PUBLISHED 13VEKY FRIDAY.
PAUL C. PlIAKF.S
ntored at tno pout nmco at llod Cloud, Nob.t
Puruliihci nn iijipllcHtlon.
TELEPHONE, SEVEN - TWO
Whoru wus tho stroot sprinkler Wednesday?
Now would lio a good time to
tlio court hotiHO.
John O Yolsor 1ms boon askod to go
to ChiciiKO hh assistant counsel for tlio
Togo and Kojostvonsky nro stiP
dodging ono nnotlicr, and tlio llkoli
hood of a general naval engagement
in tho near future scorns Bmall.
Tho prospective loss of tho animal
reunion thiough lack of an organized
olfort to soutiro it is another urgumont
in favor of n commercial (dub to boost
tho interests of tho town.
than tho hotel and restaurant men,
who reaped a rich harvest last year.
Last year tho saloon men gavo f0 each
whilo tho restaurant men gavo sums
ranging from 810 to $H0, and tho saloon
men claim tho restaurants and hotels
made moro money than thoy did Tho
members of tho O. A. K do not feel
liko begging tho people to subscribe
funds, especially as there is a largo
amount of hard work which will fall
upon them should tho reunion bo held
horo, and it is probable no further ef
forts will bo miiilo to bring tho gath
Had wo a commorclul club in work
ing order, tho niombers of tho (.J A 11.
could bo relieved of the preliminary
work and worry, and tlio business
men would bo moro apt to contrtbuto
their fair proportions of tho expenses
if tho management of tho niHilr was in
tho hands of thoir own committoo.
Wo regret that tho members of tho
fS A 11 have decided to make no
further olforts to soouro tho reunion,
although, considering tho opposition
and petty bickering they have mot
Willi, uiuy can iimuiy uu uiiiiuuu iui
giving it up.
rapidly became worse. On Hie day of
tlio third presentation of "La Mm hide
Iniaglnalro," 1073, he was so ill that
his wife and friends entreated him not
to perform. Hut ho was deaf to their
nppeals. "What can I do'" he suld.
"There are forty workmen who have
only their dally pay to live tipjti, and
they will lose that If 1 do not act I
should reproach myself if I neglected
to give them their bread for a single
day." Though more than usually In
disposed, he went through his part with
great dltlleulty. Once during the per
formance the company could not but
see that he was convulsed, but he pass
ed It. off with a forced laugh. When
It was over he left the stage, saying
to his friends, "The cold Is killing me."
He was wrapped tip warmly, and his
chair man sent to convey him to his
home. No sooner was he In bed than
ho was seized with a violent fit of
coughing, which brought on a hemor
rhage, and he died before his wife
could reach his side. His last words
were to assure his friends that the
hemorrhage was not alarming in any
way and urging them to take courage.
If wo can't havo a commercial club,
wo should at least have a "village im
provement sooioty." In that case
Homoono might bo induced to head a
subscription paper to provido funds
for painting tho court, houso and Mx
ing up tho grounds. Tho county is too
poor to atrord it.
Some Omaha politicians aro devis
in ga plan to test tho biennial election
law. Similiar laws which havo boon
passed in other states havo stood tho
tost, and thoro is apparently no reas n
why tho Nebraska law should not
staud, especially as it will bo a groat
Having to tho taxpayers of tho stuto
Tho doath of General Kitzhugh Loo
is regretted by tho people of tho north
and south alike. Ho fought gallantly
on tho Confederate side during tlio
rebellion, and when tho war was over
was ouo of tho first southern mon of
promiuonco to assist in tho work of
reconstruction. At tho timo of tho
breaking out of tho Spanish-A morican
war he was consul general to Havaniu
Cuba, and when tho war ended ho was
appointed governor general of Cuba.
It was largoly through his oirorts that
the Cuban republic was established
on such a firm footiug, and in his
death the islanders havo lost a firm
llrioud and wiso advisor
THIRTEEN MINERS ENTOMBED.
Explosion in Oklahoma Mine Kills All
Wllburton, Okla., May 1. Thirteen
miners were entombed and probably
killed by an explosion In the Missouri,
Kansas and Texas Coal company's
mine No. 19, four miles west of here.
There is little prospect of their bodies
being recovered for several days.
They are: H. F. Steiner, foreman;
Mlko Wynn, Ralph Fisher, Ucn Smith,
William Atkinson, O. Golden, .lose
Morlno, all white; Gus Phillips, Knox
Lynch, J. U. Ilyrd, Mike Duvall, It. F.
Cales and William Edwards, colored.
Tho men went into tho shaft at
midnight. Foreman William Hay of
the shift that left tho mine at that
hour states that the mine was in good
condition and a gas explosion was
hardly probable. It Is suggested from
the force of the explosion, which could
bo heard for miles around and which
tore heavy timbers asunder and piled
tons of dirt into the shaft, that a
bad shot had set off sonic dynamite,
which had been stored conveniently
for work In pushing the entries. Tho
shaft is 3fi() feet deep and It was 300
feet to the piano where the men were
working. The men were supplied
with air fanned from the Bhaft and by
means of compressed air tubes. It is
the general opinion that the air pipe
was burst by tho explosion, but air
has been steadily pumped all day
with the remote hope that some of the
entombed men may have escaped the
force of the explosion and the after
damp. The rescuers began work In a
few minutes after tho explosion. It
Ib the universal opinion of experienced
miners that all, of the men are dead.
Foreman Steiner was killed at the bot
tom or the shaft. Tho heols of his
shoes were torn off and thrown to the
top of tho shaft.
STORM'S HAVOC AT LAREDO.
Some That Arc Suppoxril to I'oHftcaa
a MaKlc lufillt.
Some Japanese mirrors are supposed
to possess a magic quality, which has
rendered them objects- of superstitious
reverence for centuries, and, In fact,
it has even puzzled modern science not
a little. When a strong beam of light
Is so roilectod from one of them as to
be thrown upon a screen, there appear
upon the screen an image tin delicate
tracery perfectly reproducing the pat
tern engraved In relief on the back of
the mirror, which, of course, Is alto
gether hidden from the light. Inas
much as the face of the mirror presents
a surface that Is perfectly smooth, ap
parently the reason for this phenome
non is dillleult tond. Its cause, how
ever, is simple enough. The prelimi
nary operation of polishing tlio face
consists in scoring the cast disk with a
sharp tool in every direction.
The thicker portions, where the or
namentation in relief Is on the back,
offer more resistance, and the result Is
a corresponding inequality of the pol
ished surface. This inequality Is not
sulllclently marked to be visible to the
nuked eye, but it Is enough to turn the
rays of light, and thus the pattern of
the engraving on the back Is reproduc
ed on the screen In the manner describ
ed. These so called magic mirrors are
so highly valued that they sell from
ten to twenty times the price paid for
When You Buy
buy the best if you want to practice real
economy; there is no article of silver
ware so expensive in the end as depart
mental, hardware, or "general store"
We carry nothing but the very best
Sterling Silver and Silver-plated ware;
stock such as is found only in a first
class jewelry store, and yet our prices
are low, quality considered. We are not
satisfied to make a big per cent on a
single sale, but want the volume of busi
ness and advertising that comes from
selling good goods cheap.
Nothing more appropriate for w
Wedding and Bh thday Presents W
JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS.
Tho efforts of tho oity administra
tion and others interested to induce
Mrs Garber to allow Crooked creek to
be turned back into its old channel
aro worthy of commendation. Tho
timo has coino when it is necessary to
cotistiuct a sower or some othor drain
age system to carry tho wator from tho
buslnes part of tho city Sowers aro
expensive, but typhoid and malaria
are moro so. Turning tho creek back
into its original channel would greatly
shorten tho distanco to bo covered by
newer pipe, and would do injury to no
ono. Wo can a great deal better af
ford to do without electric lightst than
to do without a good drainago systonii
and If it comes to a quostion of voting
bonds .for jjpwer,., purposes wo bojieye,
the majority of tho taxpayers will bo
found to be in favor of building tho
A Pccnllnrlty of Ghonta.
Scientific personages as well ns tho
rest of us have always been puzzled by
the degeneration of the dead both In
taste and in Intellectual power. No
matter how fastidious a man may have
been during his lifetime, he is no soon
er dead than he develops a marked par
tiality for back rooms up two flights
of greasy, rickety stairs In disreputable
tenements. Ills favorite environment
is now dirt and squalor, and his fa
vorite companions are the Ignorant and
the half wltted. The nature of the
next world, the aching secret which
the human race through all ages has
eaten Its heart out to know, Is ignored
by these modern ghosts In favor of
shoestrings which they happened to
leave in tho corner of an old desk and
which they beseech us to go and And.
rU RmmIm Tils FalL
There is no probability that Rod
Cloud will secure tbo reunion this
fall. Despite the faot that Red Cloud
entertained tho largest cro s il in its
history and the business men and citi
zens were-hignly gratified at tho suc
cess of tho reunion, it looks as though
it will bo impossible to secure enough
money to guarai tee tho expenses The
saloon mon are averso to giving moro
Services Held at Washington and
Body 'Taken to Richmond?
Laredo, Tex., May 1. This city Is
again beginning to assume its cus
tomary appearance despite the great
havoc wrought by the storm. Sixteen
people were killed. Large forces of
laborers hn e been busily engaged in
clearing away the debris which filled
the streets and It Ib now possible to
drive to any portion of the city.
The Western Union Telegraph com
pany has re-established communica
tion with San Antonio and the city Is
now partly lighted. The incoming
passengers from Mexico state that the
storm was very severe in the neigh
borhood of Lampasas, but no loss of
Telegraphic communication with
Mexico Is still cut off as is also com
munication to the lower country over
the military line. While it Is esti
mated that fully a hundred persons
were Injured, It Is not expected that
any moro deaths will result.
Smith Arrested at St. Louis.
St. Louis, May 3. On the request
of the San Francisco police, Edward
J. Smith', 'a San 'Francisco tax col
lector, who Is said to be wanted to an
swer a charge of embezzling some
$62,000, was arrested at the Union sta
tion, N4ght Chief of Police Gillespie
stated that Smith admits his identity
nnd announces his willingness to re
turn to San Francisco without requisi
Annount'liiRT n Meal.
Among this curious byways of social
history and household custom, says the
London Globe, is that which is concern
ed with the mode of announcing that
dinner or any other meal Is or shortly
will bo ready. The dinner bell Is. of
course, the oldest of these modes. In
mediaeval times the monastery or con
vent bell rang out on the quiet country
air many times In the course of the
day nnd night, nnd one of the many
summonses was that which drew them
to the refectory. And In later ages
there are frequent allusions in litera
ture which show that the bell method
was still In constnnt favor notwith
standing the customary use of other
modes of summons.
The only Full-Fashioned Seamless
Hosiery on the market that is perfect
in fit and unsurpassed in wearing qualities.
From 18c to 50c per
30c per Yard
I'atketlo Story of the UraniutUt'x
l.ual Stage Appearance.
There is a pathetic account of Mo-Uere-'s
last appearance which 'shows the
supreme courage which sickness could
not dissipate and which was a part
of him till death. Ills ftcalth had long
(teen falling and he had suffered for
years with a distressing cough, which
Spoiled IIIn Trip.
A man In central Kansas, according
to the Kansas City Journal, had trou
ble with his wife and more trouble
with his mother-in-law. The wife
died. On the day of the funeral the
undertaker started to put the man In
the same hack with his mother-in-law.
The man balked.
"I won't rifle with her," said he.
"But you "ujnistV rppJJod4the uudprr
taker. "T&V other hacks lire all full!"
"Well, if I must I will," Bald tho
iuuu, "but it will take away all the
pleasure of the trip."
Grandfather, doing some carpenter
work and finding he needed some
screws, sent little Mary to tho hard
ware store to get some for him. When
she got there she could not remember
the word "screw." At last she said,
"Grandpa wants some nails with ruf
fles on." Life,
The Cpffee Barometer.
"Ever notice what a fine barometer
a cup of coffee makes?" a restaurant
keeper asks In the Sun. We have.
When It's weak and cold n storm Is
Hure to follow. Albany Journal.
DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS, ETC.
City Dray and Express Line.
P. W. 6TUDBBAKTCR, PROP.
Goods Delivered to any part of the city.
Charges as low as the Lowest
CITY AGENTS FOR ADAAS EXPRESS CO.
Orifice 1 19-
TRADERS LUMBER CO.
Lumber and Goal
I BUILDING MATERIAL, ETC.
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