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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 5, 1906)
nn aBkcil how fie liked the performance.
"Weel," said Uio Scotsman, "it plcas
cd mo In fac' gey wool, and I conaccdcr
you plnycd unco miturnMIko, but
heigh, innii, I luid u liurd Job to keep
myscl' frne ItniKliIiij?."
I am well prepared
to make Farm Loans
in Webster, Smith and
Jewell counties at low
est rates, either fo,r five
or ten years, with st
Loans safely and
carefully made for par
ties having private
HoliucH on I'oetry.
When I feel Inclined to rend nootrv.
I take down my dictionary. The poet
ry of words Is quite as beautiful as
that of sentences. The author may ar
range the gems effectively, but their
shape and luster have been given by
j the attrition of ages. Bring me the
unest simile from the whole range of
Imaginative writing, and I will show
J. 4 -- -
fiD a Dnnonnwre
$5 In $50
; you a single word which conveys n
more proioumi, a more accurate and n
more eloquent analogy. "Autocrat of
the Breakfast Table."
Victor, Columbia and American Disc Eec
ords: 7 inch, 35c; 10 inch, 60c; 12 inch,
Cylinder Records, gold molded: Standard
size, 25c; Standard 6 inch, 50c; Concert
Interesting Items Gathered
by Our County' Reporters
Mrs. Arnu8on Is visiting with Mrs.
Frank HlankenhHker bought nn
organ a few days ago.
John Sutton and Fay Arnoson took
a trip to Red Cloud Tuesday.
Oliver Sutton bought a tine organ
and sowing machino last week.
Two land buyers from Alma wero
out on the creek looking around,
Alfred Coulson has gone to McCook
with the intention ot going on the
road as brakeman.
Mr. and Mrs. Linohortof Norman
vroro out in an automobile visiting
relatives on tho creek.
tool commenced Tuesday.
TomMoTigh spent Sunday in Camp
Charles Spenco has returned from
T. L. Faugh is visiting at the homo
of A. ltood.
Tlio Baptists aro holding services at
tin chmch this wek.
Mr. and Mrs. Hyrd Kile nro spend
ing the week in Hastings.
Quito a snow fall i.oro Tucsdry aud
made i alibi t hunting good.
Vet Widdorshoim and wife spent
Sunday at Ernest Reed's.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Feifl wero pas
x Bcngers for Blue HilkTuosday.
Mrs, Goorgo Newhouse and children
Jewelers and Opticians
B. & MT. Watch Inspectors
returned to Red Cloud Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Reed spent
Sunday at tlio home of Fred Reed's.
Mrs. James MoBrido returned to
Cowlt's Friday, after spending a week
wi'h her parents.
Mrs. hitters returned to Grand Is
in ml, lifter visiting her ststoib, Mrs.
Kile and Mrs. Frazier.
Mrs. Carrie Adams and children re
turned to Hitsings Thursday, after
spending the holidays with her par
onts, Mr. and Mrs. Wash Reed.
U. S. Mucklin loft for Culbertsou
Monday. Mrs. Macklin and children
left Thursday evening. Miss Graco
Repd accompanied them and will re
main with them till they get settled in
their new homo.
Local drain Market.
(Furnished by J. P. Delaney )
Old shelled corn
Now shelled Corn fl()c
Ear Corn, now 20o
Ryo r 47c
Ttaer Are Fond of Veal Blood and
Canae Death of Mirny Calvcu.
Vnmplro bats aro found by thousauds
In Veragas nnd CIrlqul. They are par
ticularly fond of venl blood, but older
Btock and horses, colts, mules nnd bur
ros all suffer. I did not catch a vam
pire at his work, though I saw hun
dreds of them, but the cattlemen all
tell the same story. The vampire set
tles somewhere on the back of the
beast In the pasture at night and then,
while slowly fnnning Its wings to and
fro, cuts a circular piece of skin one
quarter of an inch In diameter.
Through this hole ho sueks tho blood
One wound would be of little conse
quence, nor would tho.' lcs of blood do
much damngo wero that nil, but half a
dozen vampires may feast on one poor
calf or on the back' of a saddle horse
In one night. The calf Is badly weak
ened by tlie loss of blood, while a mid
dle horse so served Is worthless until
the wounds are entirely healed. But
that Is not the worst result of the bite.
The region swanhs with a pestiferous
fly that soon after daylight ilnds the
wound and lays eggs In It. Unless the
wound Is properly cleaned and dressed
with a waxy salve within forty-eight
hours after the vampire's attack the
animal will be destroyed by the prog
eny of the fly. The percentage of
calves thus killed Is largo In spite of
the watchfulness of the cow herders.
Among the Bechunnns of Africa It Is
the custom for the people when smok
ing to take a limber twig, which they
bend Into the form of n semicircle nnd
then bury In mud. ThlB Is well pound
ed down, nnd when the earth Is suffi
ciently set the twig Is withdrawn,
leaving a hole which answers the pur
pose of a pipestem. Tobacco Is placed
In the excavation.
Tho Hawaiian natives habitually
swallow the smoke, nnd n few, whiffs
aro enough to produce Intoxication.
This druwbnck, however, has its com
pensating advantage, since tho exhaus
tion of a single pipe Is enough to pro
duce wholesale inebriation, as It is
passed from mouth to mouth.
Tho Kaffirs smoke dngha tobacco, a
species of hemp, In a water pipe re
sembling the hookah.
A Solemn Occaitlon.
When a certain well know comedian,
who prided himself on his fun making
ability, was "starring" In Edinburgh
his landlord, who seldom attended any
public place save the kirk, asked him
If he would oblige him with a "pass
for the playhoos." This favor was
readily granted, and tho "glide man"
donned his best black suit and wit
nessed the comedian's two greatest
humorous Impersonations. Meeting his
landlord the next morning, tho cotnedU
The Family Scrnnhnok.
Mrs. Sailors (to Willy, as minister
calls to see Mr. Sailers) Willy, Is your
father In? Willy Yes, he's upstairs'
looking over your serapbook. Mrs.
Sauors (puzzled) You mean my family
account book? Willy Well, It's all thei
same. He and you always have a
scrap every time he goes over It.
Never Given Up.
Ho My motto Is. "Never give up."
She Yes; I've frequently noticed It In'
a crowded street car. Philadelphia
Denmark Clnlnin Nclnnn.
The Danes maintain that Admiral
Nelson was one of their race, despite
the fact that he was born in England.
They point out that the name Is Dan
ish and that many Danes were settlers
In East Anglla. They consoled them
selves over their defeat at the battle
of Copenhagen with the thought thnt
the victor was one of their own race.
At least one Scandinavian historian re
fers to his family ns "one of the most
brilliant examples of noble English
families descended from the North
At the close of an address during an
electioneering campaign In Ireland
questions were Invited. A innn was
making for the plntform when he re
ceived a whack over the head with a
stick. Ho was stunned and had to be
carried out amid an uproar. When or
der was restored the chairman rose nnd
"Is there any other gentleman who
would like to ask a question?"
Needless to say, there was not.
Irate Parent (who has been trying to
satisfy John's curiosity on every known
subject under tho sun) Now, Johnnie,
If you ask me another question I'll whip
you on the spot. Johnnie (whose undy
ing curiosity overcomes even the dread
of punishment) Wh-wh-what spot,
First Man now do you do? Second
Man Beg pardon, but you have tho
advantnge of me. First Man Yes, I
guess I have. We were engaged to the
snmo girl, but you married her. Pitts
All affectations of knowledge are
more odious than any lack of knowl
edge can be. Sprat.
MEMORY OF TURTLES.
Lay Their Ekki Almost In the Same
Place Year After Year.
During tho summer months from
May to August the big sea turtles Iny
their eggs on tho beach. They come
possibly hundreds of miles, aud if un
disturbed will Innd within a few yards
of the same place year after year.
They crawl up tho beach In the night
and make their nest In the sand just
above high water mark. I have watch
ed them from behind a sandhill but a
few feet away.
They dig tho hole with their hind
flippers, and after covering It over,
first tilling It with eggs, they will go n
few feet and make another place, I al
ways thought as a blind, for ono looks
Just like tho other. They lay each
month, usually during the high tides of
thnt month, beginning In May and
ending in August, from 00 to 185 eggs.
During the summer I found aud
brought iuto camp 2,755 eggs. I put
some in the snud near our camp, and
In twenty-seven days tho top eggs
hatched, tho rest iu three days more.
The little turtles would dig out, raise
their little heads and sniff the air a
moment, then start for the river, 100
yards away. It was always a mys
tery to mo how a turtlo could And tho
same place on tho shoro when n short
distance out at sea It nil looks alike
just sandy ridges, with scrub palmetto
nnd coarse grass. Forest and Stream.
OUTWITTED THE BOERS.
Rhode! Clever Scheme to Avoid t5lv
lnsr the Enemy Information.
Lord Harris tells an aiteresting story
of how Colonel Frank vihodes outwit
ted tho Boers. .It concerns the relief of
Mnfcklug. As Colonels Mahon ap
proached Mafeklng from the n south
Colonel Plumer ' was approaching it
from tho north, and Coloifrl Mahon re
ceived tho following questions frou.
Colonel Plumer by hellogiiiph: First
What Is your strength? Second How
ninny guns have you? Thfyl How are
you off foryrQ.i.iin(ljri)i.sJcjis.?
J. H. BAILEY,
RED CLOUD, - - NEBRASKA
rnopitiKTons op the
Wholesale n'j'1 ' Frosh aud
Cured lMeatp . ything kopt
in a first class meat markot. Man
ufacturers of high grade Sausage
and Strictly Pure Lard. Highest
market prices paid for Livo Stock,
Poultry, Hides, Pelts and Tallow.
Out of GO Insurance Companies
doing business in Webster
County tho Gecman of Free
port pays one-third of the taxes
nnd has over 500 policies in
force. Tho Farmers' Mutual of'
Nebraska is the largest Mutual
in the state, with over three
quarters of a million dollars in
surance in Webster county.
for Good Insurance
Tho difference twtween Hitting and Mistlnfrltthedtf.
iwtiivq imcrn an nccumn inu in inaccurate Arm,
Choose wisely discriminate! Oct a sriiVENSI
l:orty yevs of erlcnccli behind wt tntJ and
rot ta line nf
1UFLKH. PIBTOI.S, SHOTGUNS
ihiiii 'lelcHCOHtiw, Jac.
Ask )ourdealrramt Insist
on the STFVKNS. Jfyou
cannot obtain, csIiI;hI.
receipt of cawloif jirlce.
bend 4C in staniin fur 140
page cntatotf descrihltitf
the entire STEVENS line,
contains ixilnts nn Shoot
Inn, Ammunition, lite.
Ileautlful three-color Aluminum Hanger will bo for-
wuiMcu iur iu (.cms in iiauips.
J. STEVENS ABMS AND TOOL CO.,
Colonel" MaCon woul"d not allow any
answer to be sent for fear of tho Boers
trapping It on the wny, until Colonel
Frank Ithodes suggested tho following
replies, which were approved. The key
Is attached in brackets: Naval and
military multiplied by ten. The num
ber of the Navy and Military club in
Piccadilly Is 04, multiplied by ten ap
proximated their strength of 1,000. As.
many as there are boys In tho. Ward
family. Lord Dudley and his broth
ers. Colonel Mahon protested nB regards
this that there would bo no ono who
would know, but Colonel Rhodes as
sured him that Colonel Weston Jarvls,
who was with Colonel Plumer, would
bo sure to. Officer eommnndlnjj Ninth
lancers. Colpnel Little, known as
Tho answoi-( were received and cor
Death of Judge Tuley.
Milwaukee, Dec. 2C Jiulgo Murray
F. Tuley of Chicago died at the Pen-
:ioyer sanitarium, in Konoslm. He
went to tho sanitarium on Oct. Si'.fBuf.
ferlnir. from nervous exhaustion,
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