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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF
$1 a Year
RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, FEB11UARY 9, 1900.
Yes, Indeed, Neighbor
Wo can soil you land in tbo Western part of Nebraska
or Ktiustis that is iluo for grazing purposes, nnd can sell it
But for general farming wo would recommend buying
either horn or some locality whore ono would bo equally as
suro, at least, of raising a good crop each year. If one has
tho necessary capital to buy a farm hero wo would bo glad
to sell him ono, und huvo a number listed that aro cheap.
. But if not, wo have a choice proposition in tho way of irri
gated lauds in tho famouo Arkansas Valley in Southeastern
Colorado, in tho neighborhood of the well known Rocky
ford country, that cun bo sold on easy torms of 10 por cout
cash at timo of purchase aud the balance divided into sovon
annual payments ut 6 por cent interest. Tho laud and
water aro sold together, the water being sold as a perpetual
The soil is rich and deep, nlimato mild, drinking water
soft and pure, market for overythinggood, excellent schools
and churches, and a lino now beet sugar factory already
orected, bosidos another now railroad and sugar factory
will b erected this yoar. Tho one just finished cost a mil
lion und a quarter dollars.
Tho first thing to bo considered in deciding on a loca
tion in an irrigatod country is tho water supply. Tho Amity
and Buffalo canals aro among tho earliost priorities on tho
Arkansas rivor. Tho Amity Land Co. has spent millions of
dollars in rebuilding and strengthening these canals and
placing at all points of dangor indestructible concroto
structuros, and also in constructing reservoirs of enormous
size to supplement ihoir flow of wutor. This has boon don,
not only as an insurnnco that tho water supply cannot fail,
but in order to make absolutely certain a supply of wator
at such times as tho crops may domand. Those reservoirs
contain enough wutor to irriguto all of tho lands under tbo
Amity canal with no rainfall aud supposing that tho water
supply from tho river failed entirely. The priority of a
canal gives it its wator without respect to its location on
tho river, and thoro aro proper state ollicials who divide tho
water in tho rivor according to tho priority rights which
each canal has.
Every man wo havo taken out to view this proposition
thinks it is a good one: tulk to them. Remember, we have
viewed the reservoirs oursolvos and find thoro is absolutely,
no question but that tho wator system is tho best in tho
United States and that if you buy any of this lund under
the ditch you will got all tho wator needed to mature tho
crops. Come in and wo will oxglain further.
Our special car from Suporior out and return on the 6th
and 20th of February, loaves thoro at 8 o'clock promptly.
The reduced faro will bo 910 for the round trip for these
two trips, but after that dato will more than likely be
higher. Remember, if you make tho trip with us and feel
wo have misrepresented tho conditions and you aro not
satisfied it is as advertised, we will refund your faro.
For further information call on or address tho
Cloud Investment Co
Red Cloud, Neb.
B. F. MIZER, President.
A. B. SELLARS, Seo.-Troas.
THIS IS 15he MACHINE
with which wo con sow a solo on a wolt-sowod Shoo in flvo minutes.
Better and moro even stitcuos than hand work. Come in and seo it.
J- . 'KOTVa8fiS8B?lr I
D. J. MYERS, Vice President.
E. S. GARBER, Trav. Rep.
A Pile Bridge.
As a result of tho uieotitU!S hold
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings by
tho merchants of Red Cloud trafllo
with tho south sido will not bo inter
rupted during tho time tho repairs
aro being mado on tho rivor bridge.
Wednesday afternoon tho county com
missioners passod a resolution agree
ing to furnish material aud tho uso of
tho pile driver for tho purposo of
building a pile bridgo across tho
rivor, provided tho merchants of Rod
Cloud would pay for tho labor of
hauliug tho material and building tho
bridgo. At tho mass mooting Wednes
day night tho proposition was accept
ed and a voto of thanks was oxtouded
to tho commissioners.
James Potorson. Dr. Damoroll and
W, B. Saundors woro appointed a com
mittee to solicit funds and attend to
all matters connected with tho build
ing of tho bridgo.
A resolution was also adopted pro
viding that should thoro bo any funds
loft over, tho same should bo expend
ed for tho purposo of improving tho
It is estimated that tho building of
tho bridgo will cost about 80 cents por
running foot, oxclusivo of tho lumber.
Awake At Last.
Tho merchants of Red Cloud havo
at last awukonod to tho advantages of
and the nocossity for organized olfort
in looking after .public improvements
and "going after" tho trade which
rightfully belongs to tho town. At
tho mass mooting Wednesday night a
committoo of sovon was appointed to
draw up a constitution and by-luws
for a commercial club. Tho following
aro tho membors of tho committee:
C. J. Piatt, F. R. Mandevillo, D. W.
Turnuro, Paul Storey, D. H. Kaloy,
E. U. Overman and W. A. Sherwood.
Thoro is plenty of work for a com
mercial club to look after, and ovory
business man in town should become
a member and be willing to do his
Tho present city administration has
accomplished moro good work than
any city administration in many years,
and backed by a strong commercial
club, tho outlook for tho f uturo is
Ono of tho first things that tho com
mercial club should look after is tho
comfort and convenience of the
women and children who como from
tho surrounding country to trade in
Red Cloud. This can best bo dono by
establishing a "rest room" at somo
convoniout point, where tho farmers
wives nnd children cau find a comfort
able pluco to rest and mnko their
toilet before and after thy
havo dono their shopping. It is ex
ceedingly tiresomo for them to have
to walk tho streets or stand around in
stores for hours' at a timo waiting for
Electric Hint Plans.
John Murtz, superintendent of tho
Soward electric light plant, was in
Rod Cloud Tuesday at tho request of
tho city council. Ho wont ovor tho
town thoroughly with a view to draw
ing plans and specifications for tho
now oloctrlo light plant. Mr. Mart,
installed tho plants at Crete aud
Sowaidand is thoroughly competont
to judge tho noods of this city. Ho
returned to Soward Wednesday morn
ing and in a fow days will havo tho
plans ready for this city. An effort
will bo mado to "borrow" him from
Sowurd for tho purposo of superintend
ing tho construction of the Rod Cloud
plant. Mr. Mart, says that with a
gang of ton mou ho can havo tho
plant in running order within six
weeks from tho timo of beginning tho
work. This will bo good news to
those who feared that it would talco
six or seven months to comploto tho
work. Ono thing in Mr. Martz's favor
is that ho is not "boosting" any par
ticular company's machlnory or ap
pliances, and Is a porfoctly disinterest
City Will Take Steps to Improve the
Joo Burns, tho oxport woll digger
from Lincoln, was in Rod Cloud Wed
nesday in consultation with tho city
council in regard to socuring a wator
supply. Threo yoars ago Mr. Burns
nmdo a proposition to tho city council
guaranteeing to furnish an almost un
limited supply of wator for a consider
ation of $1500. Tho proposition was
Tho present council asked Mr.
Burns to como to Red Cloud, look tho
situation ovor and givo an opinion.
Mr. Burns, with tho membors of tho
council and others, wont out to tho
water works plant Wednosday morn
iug, and after a thorough investiga
tion ho was ongagod to draw up plans
aud specifications for improving tho
sorvico. Tho plan is to run a six-inch
food pipo north from tho pumping
station to tho creek, whoro ton or a
dozen wells are to bo sunk on tho
north sido of tho crook. Mr. Bums
thinks that thoro is probably a groat
basin of wator thirty or forty foot be
low tho crook bod, filtered by clean
gravel. Ho says that with tho wolls
sunk aud connected with a food pipo
according to tho plans which ho will
draw, a supply of wator ooual to 300
gallons por miuuto can bo obtained
with tho present pumping equipment.
Work on tho improvement will bo
begun immediately upon receipt of tho
NO TRUTH IN IT.
Report That Campbell Has
Awarded Blft Prize a Fake.
Tuesday evening's Lincoln
contains tho following:
"Charles R. Campbell, convict at tho
state penitentiary, will havo 12,500
added to his bank account which ho
will bo unable to use until his sou
tonco has expired. Campbell is tho
man who won a 825,000 prizo for cor
rectly naming tho total attondanco ut
tho St. Louis exposition in 1001.
When tho prizo was awarded Cump
boll had begun sorving a prison torm,
having been "sont up" from Wobstor
county for embezzlement Fearing
that ho might havo difliculty in socur
ing the money ho employed an attor
noy, agreeing to pay tho latter ono
half of tho 8-25,000 for getting tho
monoy for him. Tho matter has boon
D0fe. m rMfk. m
DISTINCTIVELY A CRE&$! OF
TARTAR BAIC1NSC POWDER
It does not contain an atom of phos
phatic acid (which is the product of bones
digested in sulphuric acid) or of alum
"(which is one-third sulphuric acid) sub
stances adopted for other baking powders
because of their cheapness. '
adjustod so tho money will bo received
in u fow days. Campboll's attorney
visited him at tho penitentiary thin
afternoon to confer with him about
tho disposition of tho funds. Camp
bell still has about one yoar to serve."
1. M. Chaflln, Campboll's attorney,
says thoro is no truth in tho report
that tho prizo has boon awarded to
Campbell. Mr. Chaflln says that tho
case will not bo reached in court un
til May. Campbell guessed tho total
numbor of paid admissions to tho
Louisiana Purchaso exposition.
Dr. Thomas, Wife and Child Poisoned
By Eating Canned Tomatoes.
Dr. aud Mrs. E. A. Thomas and littlo
daughter Francos woro taken vory
soriously ill Tuesday night and suf
fered greatly boforo being ablo to
summon medical assistance. During
tho night Mr. Thomas arose to got iv
drink of water, but was so weak that
hu collapsed, falling to tho floor.
This alarmed Mrs. Thomas and sho
aroso to go to hor husband's assistance
but sho also collapsed in tho same
manner and bocamo very sick. It was
several hours boforo either of them
rocovorod sulllciontly to roach tho
tolophouo and summon neighbors to
thoir assistance. When modical aid
finally arrived it was discovered they
wore suirering from ptonmino poison
ing, probably caused by eating canned
tomatoes Tuesday evening. Tho doc
tor and Mrs. Thomas were both ser
iously ill for a time, but are now
thought to bo out of danger.
NcCord Not Wanted.
Sheriff Hedge has recoivod a letter
from tho chief of police in Denver
saying that Charles McCord was not
wanted in that city, aud t) at tho
pollco dopartmont hud no record of
him. Tho Donvor Post's artlolo stated
that tho humano oflloors woro looking:
for McCord, but as tho Post is u
nowspapor of tho "yellow" kiud, it is
doubtful if tho affair was vory serious.'
At least it would soom reasonable that
tho pollco dopartmont would know
of it if thoro was auything to tho
Will 6o to Mexico.
Ed Walters, tho popular clerk at
tho Royal hotol, will loavo about tho
1st of March for tho City of Mexico,
whoro ho has socurod a position witli
tho now American ambassodor to that
country, D. E. Thompsou of Lincoln.
Wp aro glad to hoar of Ed's good for
tuno, though sorry to loso him.
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