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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 22, 1905)
MORTON MAKES STATEMENT OF
Large SumB Invented In Worthies!
Securities Guaranteed by the Socle
ty Trust Company Paid $218,264
Without Any Authority.
Now York, Sept. 20 That the Equit,
nble Life Assurance Bocioty paid out
$218,2G4 to (ho Mercantile Trust com
pany in connuctlon with cortuln loans
linown iib tho "Turner loatiB" and that
theso payments were mndo without
nutliorlty bo far aB tho reeordB of the
society dlscloso, became Known when
Paul Morton, president of the society,
made public a report on tho subject
submitted by him to tho society's
directors. Concerning the mysterious
-'S OF NKiJRASKA
Haddlx Is Allowed Ball.
Broken How, Nob., Sept. 10. W.S
Tladdlx, who was Hentenced to twolvtj
years In the penltentinry last week b
Judge Hosteller for killing Malvln Hut
lcr, wns allowed bond by tho supremi
court, the sum being fixed at $7,000
Judge Sullivan, attorney for Haddix
says bonds will bo secured wlthit
twenty-four hours. Haddix was U
have been taken to Lincoln this week
question. It had been predicted that
majority and minority reports would
bo submitted on tho railroad question,
but the fight wns settled in committee,
resulting in an outspoken declaration
against rebates and passes and favor
able to the upholding of the president.
On the question of passes, tho con,
vontion recommends thnt a law bo on-1
ncted to prevent their distribution.
Tho convention concluded Its work at
a single session. It elected W. P. War
nt.T of Dakota county aB cbaJrman of
tbo stato committee.
' J. B. Weston Passes Away.
Beatrice, Neb., Sept. 1C Hon. J
13. Weston, president of tho Bcatrlcl
National bank and a pioneer resident
of Gngo county, died at noon nftei
an illness of sevcrnl months. 1I
was among the prominent men of th
Etatc and was at one tlmo stato trean
urcr. Ho was nearly eighty ycanj ol
nirn nti.t la anrvlvmt hv n wlrlmv 11111
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?uau,uuu limn iimuo y uiu ium.. , thrC(J chI(lml two 8on8 nnd n daugh
Trust company on tho "J. W. A. No. 3 ,
account," Mr. Morton found that no
such loan had been authorized by tho
society and lie repudiated it.
Tho "J. W. A. No. 3 account" lonn
was repaid recently by Individuals.
Mr. Morton discovered, however, that
from 1001 to 1001 tho Equitable paid
$205,000 on this loan nnd he has in
fitructed counsel "to tnke tho neces
sary proceedings to recover tliesu
amounts for the society."
Tho Scnrlos loan wns originally
$H 10,000 and wns reduced to $86,-IS8.
The remaining collateral of this loan,
Mr. Morton flnds, Is without avail.
Elsam Pleads InGanlty.
Mlnden, Sept . 20. Tho trinl a
Goorgo Elsnm, on tho charge of mur
doting his wife near Axtell this sum
luer, Is being hold now. Tho dofensi
makes a plea of insanity and raisei
tho question of Mrs. Elsam bavin
Farmer Killed by Fall.
Norfolk, Neb., Sept. 11. Whlli
stacking hay at his farm, three mile
southwest of Magnet, Andrew Brum
qutet, a tanner, forty years old, slip J
pod from tho top of tho stacker, turned
a somersault In tho air as ho Tell
fit ruck on tho top of his bend ami
broke his neck. Death was instanta
neons. Brumqulst had a family.
Campers Have a Close Call.
Beatrice, Neb., Sept. 18. Georg
Mlcliels and Lou Davis, who reside al
Harmon Neb., bad a tnrilllng oxpori
once which they are not likely to for
got. Tho young men purchased a
camping and fishing outfit In this city
nnd pitched their tent on nn Island In
tho Illuo river near tho mouth of Deal
creek. Tho downpour of Thursday
n'ght caused such a rise In the rivei
they wore nwakened by the rushing ol
water around their enmp. Tho night
being very dark, It was with difficulty
they succeeded in climbing a tree,
whoro they were held prisoners foi
forty-eig'it hours without food or sleep.
Indians Must Pay Taxes.
Omaha, Sept. 1m. Indlnns must pay
county taxes on all personal property ;
Such is the decision of Judge Monger
Tho ruling is important. Tho ultimata
effect or this decision will bo that the
government will bo obliged to turn
over trust funds to the Indians. The ,
suit which called forth this ruling was
one brought by the government to en
Join the oindals of Thurston county
from taxing $75,000 heirship funds of
tho Omaha and Winnebago Indians. J
Tho money, which resulted from tho'
salo of allotments, hns been held In1
trust by tho government at. tho Secur-1
ity National bank of Sioux City.
UUUftU 4UMIibl-l UUHIUU UiU IliJlliMJllUll.
Young Court-Martial Convenes.
Maro Island, Cal., Sept. 19. Tho
Young court-martial convened here.
Commander Young, Judge Gear, his
attorney, and the full board were pres
ent. Naval Constructor Holden Evans
was in tho room and this gave rise to
the question of tho exclusion of naval
experts. After consulting tho naval
rules and regulations Rear Admiral
Glass decided that Constructor Evans
must retire. Tho charges and speci
fications were rend and Commander
Young pleaded not guilty to each of
tho six charges.
"rules for cyclists.'
and ninth centuries. In paper of that
period the fiber was chiefly linen, with
traces of cotton, hemp nnd other fibers.
Tho known specimens are of oriental
origin and nppoar to have been clayed,
like modern papers, the material used
being n starch paste manufactured
Tho oldest mnnuscrlpt written on
cotton pnper In Englnnd Is in the Brit
ish museum nnd dates from 1040 A. D.,
and the oldest on the snmc materlnl In
the Fnrls National library is dated
1030. In 1085 tho Chrlstlnn successors
of tho Spanish Snrncens mndo pnper
of rage instead of raw cotton, which
had been formerly employed.
"Haven't Ilenpeclc nnd his wife set
tled their differences nbout their visit
"Oh, yes; they've compromised on
'Mr. nnd Mrs. Marie Hciipcck.' ' Phil
Five Prisoners Escape.
Omnhn, Sept. 10. Five prisoner!
got away from the county jail durinn' Aeronaut Falls Into the River,
tho nlgnt. They nro Fred Leonard, I Tecumseh, Neb., Sept. 10. John
in for holding up a bunch of men in Morrissey, a young neronaut from
a drug store; Harry DcLacoy, undoi Omaha, had an experience hero that!
sentence of two years for obtalnlnfl ho will not want repeated. At G p. m.
goods under fnlso pretenses; Hugh he mado a balloon ascension from tho!
nrd and James Young, chicken fair grounds, going up over 1,000 feet,
thieves, nnd George Castle, awaiting The Nemaha river is out all over tho
trial for stenling a tub of butter.
Tries to Exterminate Family.
Beatrice, Sept. 14. Crazed from
drink. Harm Huls, a German, living
bottoms west of tho city, and when
Morrissoy made his parachuto drop
ho enmo down in tho middle ot tho
river, which Is nearly a mile wide. Ho
Bv.'am to a stump, whero ho remained
JnSLHi "v?" , ,? l'1 until taken off by upobbo of men and
knocked his wife down with a club b fr()m tho dt a'ft0: u m 0
? i"! irhl"a ?.y in the eol,l water, his head and
tho hair of tho head. Ho then at
tempted to kill his llvo children. The
older ones csenped, but ho struck his
olghteen-months-old child over the
head, injuring it seriously. Two men
happened to bo passing tho Huls place
shoulders nlono being out, with noth
ing hut his tights on for over six
Tonado Hits Burwell.
Harwell. Nob.. Root. 1fi. A tnrnndo
when the crazed man wns engaged in ' demolished fifteen residences nnd
his brutal work and prevented him Rtoro buildings in Burwell last even
from making a further attack upon Jng. Tho storm enmo at about G
Quaint ncirvlnlloiiN Tlmt Arc En
forced In I'orclKii I.iiiiiIh.
Iii some foreign countries and cities
there are rules and regulations for wo
men cyclists which are decidedly
quaint, according to tho American way
Russian women nro not allowed tc
own cycles except by royal permission,
nnd it is sparingly given. In fact, un
til comparatively lately, there linvo
been but few Russian wheelwonien,
and the majority of tliesu bulonged to
the royal family.
In France women cyclists are plenti
ful, but a curious law exists which
prevents a married womnn Joining n
touring club unless she can present n
signed declaration from her husband
tlmt he Is willing that she should do so.
In Germany women cyclists are
obliged to pass an examination before
tho city police showing that thoy havo
perfect control of their bicycles beforo
thy can obtain permission to rldo in
tho streets, nnd they must carry with
them their license on their cycles.
In Vienna no wheelwoman Is allow
ed to tako her hands from tho handle
bnrs while riding in the streets, and In
Florence tho fair cyclist is compelled
to carry two bolls on her machine to
wnrn pedestrinns of her vicinity.
These rule nro nil for the special
benefit of women nnd do not apply to
men, who doubtless nro considered
moro capable of controlling tho va
garies of tho giddy wheel. Now York
Wings of the Morning.
(Continued from Page Threu )
AN OLD WELSH HOME.
Ills family. Huls is in Jail.
Democrats and Populists Gather.
Lincoln, Sept. 20. Nebraska Domo-
crats and Populists will hold their nlcll( Mrs. Lcepcr nm, Mra- Dnncll
o'clock from tho west and passed
through tho northern part of tho
town. Mrs. E. 11. McKlnney, aged
about sixty, was killed. Frank Hen
stato conventions hero todav at idea
tlcal hours, but in separate halls. It
Is thought the same ticket will he
nro badly injured nnd sevsral others
hurt. Tho patli of the stcrm was not
very wide and extended hut a short
nnml..l I I... !..!. .1 ...I... I J
,,uu,"muu " "uu "''"" wiui. distance, It is probably tho worst
t , a wnf! (1cln!'lU,?u for fusion.1 gtorm that ever visited this section
Judge William G Hastings of Saline amJ tll0 town ls biu torn
county .8 tho only prominent candl- Tho (lnmng0 ,n 1JurweI1 win ne at
date for Justice of the supremo court, ,onst $50(000 and as much more , tu0
nun ins untiuunuon is looucil rot in
tho Democratic convention. Chairman
"Weber of tho Populist stato committee,
said that ho believed Judgo Hastings
would be satisfactory to tho Populists.
W. J. Bryan is a delogato to the Demo
cratic convention nnd will make an
Worst Storm In Years.
Omaha, Sept. 1G. Over all tho
southeastern portion of Nebraska
and tho southwestern section of Iowa
thero swept a storm last night of un
wonted severity. In Omaha for a
brief space of time tho wind blow
with tho velocity nlmost of a tornado,
tearing down signs, smashing In plato
Reception to Mrs. A. A. Adams.
Superior, Nob., Sept. 14. A public
reception was tendered to Mrs. Abblo'nlass windows. rlnnlnir off roof nnd
A. Adnmn, tho newly elected national stripping grent limbs from trees,
prosldcnt of tho Woman's Relief Tho rain came for fifteen minutes in a
Corps, in this, her home town. Tho veritable cloudburst. The whole top
meeting wns held In the Grand Army ( of the Dodge hotel was blown off nnd
of tho Republic hall and was pre- a torrent of wnter burst in through
sided over by a past commnnder, but tho celling of tho third floor on tho
the attendance wns general and large. ' heads of sleeping guests. During tho
Expressions of congratulation nnd con-' Btorm Chief or Pollco Fltzgorald of
fldenco wero numerous, hearty and Plattsmouth wns severely, though not
well Bpoken. The national headquar- dangerously Injured by being struck
tors of the on or are established In by a large pleco of plato glass.
ouiiuiiui iui una uuiiunisiraiion. Tho
"Battle Hymn of the Republic" hns
been designated as tho hymn of tho
nrdor. Mrs. Mnrv Tl. Mnrrmn nf ai, .
Nh. Ima hnnn nnnnlntmi ,.i i...i.....' Against Railroad Passes.
national secretary. ' ' L,nco,n Spt. 15.-Nebraska Repub
licans at tho stato convention nom
Teacher (or class of zoology)-what inatod the following ticket; Justice
Dcncrlntlon of nn Interior, "With I(n
Ha ii (led Sluto Finn.
Robert Fowler in his book, "Beauti
ful Wales," makes tills pretty descrip
tion of an old Welsh home: "Tho floor
was of sanded slate flags and on them
a long, many legged table, an onk set
tle, a table piano and some Chippen
dale chairs. There were also two tall
clocks, and they were the most human
clocks I over met, for they ticked with
effort nnd uneasiness. Thoy found tho
hours troublesome nnd did not twitter
mechanically over them, and at mid
night the twelve strokes always nearly
ruined them, so grent was tho effort.
"On tho wall were a largo portrait
of Spurgeon, several sets of verses,
printed and framed, In memory of
dead members of Uio family, an alle
gorical tree watered by the devil ami
photographs of a bard. Thero wero
about fifty well used books near tho
flro and two or three men smoking
and one man reading somo serious
book aloud by tho only lamp, and a girl
was carrying out tlie week's baking of
Inrgo loaves, flat fruit tarts of black
berry, apple and whlnbcrry. plain gold
en cakes, largo, soft currant biscuits
and curled oat cakes.
"And, outside, tho noises of a west
wind and a flooded stream, tho whim
per of an otter and the long, slow
laugh of an owl, nnd always silent, but
never forgotten, tho restless, tower
ing outline of a mountain."
This brutal argument rather over
shot the mark. The shipowner's face
flushed with anger, and Lord Ventnor
hastened to retrieve a false step.
"I didn't exactly mean to put It that
way, Ueane, but my temper ls a little
short these days. My position on board
this ship Is Intolerable. As a matter of
fair dealing to me you should put a
stop to your daughter's attitude to
ward Anstruthor on tho ground that
her engagement is neither approved of
by you nor desirable under any consld-eratt-.n."
It may be assumed from this remark
that even the earl's sardonic temper
was milled by the girl's outrageous be
havior. Nor was It exactly pleasant to
him to note how steadily Austruther
advanced In tho favor of every officer
on the ship. By tacit consent the court
martial was tabooed, at any rate until
tho Orient reached Singapore. Every
one knew that the quarrel lay between
Robert and Ventnor, and It ls not to be
wondered nt If Iris' Influence alone
were sulllclent to turn the scale in fa
vor of her lover.
The shipowner refused point blank
to interfere in any way during the Voy
age. "You promised your co-ojK'rntlon in
business oven if wo found that the Sir
dar had gone down with all hands," ho
retorted bitterly. "Do you wish me to
make my daughter believe she has
come back Into my life only to bring
mo irretrievable ruin 7"
"That appears to bo the result, no
matter how you may endeavor to dis
"I thought the days
a man would wish to
against her will."
"Nonsense! What does she know
about It? The glamor of this island
romance will soon wear off. It would
bo different if Austruther were able to
maintain her oven decently. He is an
absolute beggar, I tell you. Didn't he
ship on your vessel as a steward? Tako
my tip, Deane. Toll him how matters
stand with you, nnd he will cool off."
were gone when
marry a woman
JUDGE LETTON FOR LEADER.
Nebraska Republicans Want Law
It Wnn Invvntril by tlio Greek. Whea
1'npyTUN Wan Scnrco.
Thero Is no cvldenco that papyrus
wns grown for commercial purposes
I outsldo of Egypt during tho whole
Roman penou, anu uio muustry or its
growth nnd manufacture must havo
been n largo and profitable uio. In
, tho tlmo of Tiberius a sedition was
nearly caused by a scarcity of paper,
and a rebellious paper maker, In the
dnys of Aurellan, boasted that ho could
equip an nnny from tho profits of his
business nnd did It too.
Parchment was Invented by tho
Greeks when papyrus was scarce, and
tho mlddlo agea reinvented it. Thero
is evidence that linen rnga wero used
hi nnnor making as early as the eighth
ls tho proof that a sponge is a living of tho supremo court, Charles B. Let-
anlmtil? Young Man With tho Bad ton of Fnirbury; regents of tho unlvor-1
Eye-A. man is a living nnlmal. Many slty, V. G. Lyford of Falls City and
jupii are sponges. Therefore a sponge Frederick Abbott of Columbus,
's a living anlmal.-Chlcago Tribune. While tho contest for head of tho
ticket was spirited, interest centered
Ago does not nuiko us childish, ns largely In tho platform declarations,
Home say; it flnds us true children.- especially tho planks referring to rail-
00t',e- load passes and tho transportation
IR ARTHUR DEANE wns sit
ting alone in his cabin in a
stato of deep dejection when
J ho was aroused by a knock,
nnd Robert entered.
"Can you give mo half an hour?" ho
asked. "I havo something to say to
you before wo land."
The shipowner silently motioned him
to a seat.
"It concerns Iris nnd myself," con
tinued Austruther. "I gathered from
your words when wo met on the island
thnt both you and Lord Ventnor re
garded Iris as his lordship's promised
bride. From your point of view the
nrraiigement was perhaps nntural and
equitable, but since your daughter left
Hongkong it happens that she and I
havo fallen in love with eacli other.
No; please listen to me. I nm not
here to urge my claims on you. I won
her fairly and intend to keep her wero
the whole, house of peers. opposed to
me. At this moment I want to tell
you, her father, why she could never,
even under other circumstances, mar
ry Lord Ventnor."
Then he proceeded to plnce beforo
the astounded baronet n detailed his
tory of his recent career. It was a
sordid story of woman's perfidy twice
told. It carried conviction in every
At tho conclusion Sir Arthur bowed
his head between his bands.
"I cannot choose but believe you,"
he admitted huskily. "Yet how enmo
you to bo so unjustly convicted by n
tribunal composed of your brother of
ficers?" "They could not help themselves. To
acquit mo meant that they discredited
the sworn testimony not only of my
colonel's wife, but of tho civil head of
an important government mission, not
to mention some bought Chinese evi
dence." "But you nro powerless now. You
can hardly hope to havo your case re
vised. What chance ls thero thnt your
name will ever be cleared?"
"Mrs. Costobell can do it if she will.
The vagaries of such a womnn are not
to be depended on. If Lord Ventnor
has cast her off her hatred may provo
stronger than her passion. Anyhow, I
should bo the last ninn to despair of
(iod's providence. Compare the con
dition of Iris and myself today with
our plight on the ledge!"
The shipowner sighed heavily.
"I hope your faith will bo Justified.
If it ls not the more likely thing to
linppen do I understuud that my
daughter and you intend to get mar
ried whether I give or withhold my
Austruther rose and opened the door.
"I havo ventured to tell you." he said,
"why she should not marry Lord Vent
nor. When I come to you and ask you
for her. which I pray may be soon, it
will be time enough to nnswer that
question should you then decide to
It must be remembered that Robert
knew nothing whatever of the older
man's predicament, while tho bnronet,
full of Ids own troubles, was In no
mood to tako a reasonable view of
Thus, for a little while, these two
were driven apart, and Austruther dls
lained to urge tho plea that not ninny
weeks would elapse before ho would
be a richer man thnn his rival. The
chief sufferer was Sir Arthur Deane.
Had Iris guessed, how her father was
tinnented she would not linvo remain
ed on tho bridge, radiant and mirthful,
while the gray haired baronet gnzed
with stony eyed despair at some memo
randa which ho extracted from his pa
pers. "Ten thousand pounds!" ho muttered.
"Not n great sum for the millionaire
financier, Sir Arthur Deane, to raise
on his note of hand. A few months ago
men offered mo ono hundred times tho
amount on no bettor security. And
now to think that a set of Jabbering
fools In London should so destroy my
tredlt and their own; that not n bank
Will discount our paper unless thoy
ire assured Lord VentniT has Joined
the. bonrd! Fancy me, of all men, be
ing willing to barter my child for u
few pieces of gold!"
The thought was maddening. For a
little while he yielded to utter despond
ency. It was quite true that a compar
atively small amount of money would
restore the stability of his linn. Even
without It, wore his credit unimpaired,
ho could easily tide over tho period of
depression until the first fruits of his
enterprise were garnered. Then all
men would hall him ns a genius.
Wearily turning over his papers, lie
suddenly came across tho last letter
written to him by Iris' mother. How
she doted on their only child! He re
called one night shortly before his wife
died when the little Iris was brought
Into her room to kiss her and lisp her
infantile prayers. She had devised a
formula of her own:
"God bless father! God bless mother!
God bless me. their little girl!"
(To bo Concluded Next Week.)
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loast as low, as those of our competit
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In Two Days.
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