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THE RED CLOU) CHIEF
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VOLUME XXX IV.
RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA. MAY l, 1900.
NEW COUNCIL GOES IN.
Mayor Cathcr Assumes Reins of Government-
Saloon Licenses Granted.
Tho old council hold mootings Tuos
day nnd Wednesday evenings and
wound up tho year's business, and tho
now administrotion hold its first meet
ing Wednesday night. Following aro
tho proceedings of tho threo meetings:
The city council met in regular ad
journed session Tuesday ovoning,
Mav 1. with Mayor Dickenson in tho
chair. Councilmou ' present Gather,
Warren nnd Wolfe.
On motion a cement crossing was
ordered laid on tho wost intersection
of Webster street and Second avenue.
Claim of D. II. Kaloy, ngont, for
rout of P. &, M. Bank building for
election purposes was laid ovor.
Tho following claims woro allowed:
' J. M. Sollars, engineer 8 40 00
Buffalo Motor Co., motors 85 31
T. J. Ward, labor 33 00
J. W. Kinsol, water com'r 12 50
J. O. Caldwoll. coal 11 50
B. E. Esholmau, uso of ongino. . 10 00
L. A. Crouch, labor 3 50
L. H. Blacklodgo, attornoy foes Ml 45
L. E. 'fait, printing 37 00
A. C. Hosmer, printing 21 00
Li. H. Fort, olllco expense 20 00
J. W. Kinsol, night watch 12 50
Henry Clauson, labor 7 80
Goorgo Clauson, labor 0 50
Cloyd Cummings, labor 5 85
Chief Pub. Co., printing 4 00
Robinson & Burden, mdse 2 80
Mike Donovan, labor 2 00
E. M. Gard, doublotroo 00
Council met In adjourned session,
Mayor Dickenson presiding. Present,
Councilmou Gather, Warren and
Annual report of the city treasurer
was read and ordered placed ou tile.
Report of water commissioner was
read and placed on tile.
On motion tho following claims
J. O. Hutler, freight 201 20
Wm. Wolfo.labor 8 00
F. W. Studebaker, crossing 9 00
Will Sullivan, lumber...., 80
F. W. Studebaker, labor 29 15
Following tho allowanco of tho
claims, Mayor-eloct C. F. Cathor took
tho oath, of oillee, and tho old council
ceased to exist.
Tho new council was then called to
order by Mayor Cather. Present
Councilmeu Warreu and Wolfo.
C. D. Robinson aud Henry Diode
rich, the now councllmen, woro sworn
Tho official bonds of J. O. Butler,
city treasurer, and L. H. Fort, city
clerk, woro approvod.
The applications of John Polnieky,
Fred Mandovillo and C. W. Busheo for
saloon liconsos woro granted.
On montion tho bid of Studebaker
& Finkonblndor for tho construction
of cement walk In front of lots 19 and
21, block 31, was acceptod.
Councilman Warren was elected
president of tho council.
Mayor Cathor appointed standiug
committees for tho ensuing year.
T. J. Ward was reappointed street
commissioner, with tho additional
duties of water commissioner, with a
salary of 840 per month.
J. M. Sollars was appointed ougiuoor
of tho water works plant.
Adjourned to meet at call of mayor.
Following aro the annual roports of
tho city troasuror and wator commis
sioner. Thoro will bo on hand in tho
olty treasury n cash balanco of 81,405.3?,
after p'l outstanding warrants nro
Following Is tho report of tho city
Balance May 4, 1905 8 702
Total.... v-;!2 :;!
Balanco May 2, 1000 $ 390 09
Balance May 4, 1905 8 308 .'15
Receipts 2531 73
Total $2033 08
Disbursements 1251 1)1
Balanco May 2, 1000 $1(581 17
WATEH LEVY FUND.
Balance May 4,1005 8 310 90
.... ti'JU w
Total 8 910 00
Disbursements 027 71!
Balanco May 2, 190tt $ 13 It
Balanco May 4, 1005 8 (138 03
Receipts 151(5 00
Total $2151 03
Disbursements 2110 41
Balanco May 2,1000 $ 33
Balanco May 4, 1005 8 41
Total 8110 (50
Grand total receipts 80004 1(5
Disbursements 07(5 1 07
Balanco May 2 82240 00
Warrants outstanding 774 70
Actual cash balance $1405 32
Tho report of tho water commis
sioner is as follows:
Rocoipts 81008 75
Disbursements 1735 02
Balanco on hand May 2. . .8 172 80
T. J. Ward, who was employed to
collect ovorduo water tax, collected
$024.55, of which 85G2.10 was turned
into tho city treasury after deducting
his commission of 802.45.
Real Estate Transfers.
Transfers for week ending Wednes
day, May 1, furnished by Walker &
Bailey of Webster County Abstract
Hannah Morris to Ida Smith lot
5 block 3 Buschow add to Blue
Hill wd 8 450
C A Trimble to Eli Morris same
A P Johnson to L Dickorson lots
1 and 2 block 5 Bladen wd . . . . 2700
Elizabeth Bosso to Wm K Green
lots 11 and 12 block 22 Rod
Cloud wd 000
Leonard Everott to Soloman
Bockwith'e2 19 and w2 swl aud
w2 nw4 20-2 12 wd G240
Soloman Beokwlth to O M Emy
cart samo wd 0000
J S Dyer and wife to R W Koontz
lots 8 to 12 block 2 Williams
add to Rod Cloud wd 1200
C C McCoukoy and wlfo to C W
Kaloy w2 swl G-2 10 wd 1500
Maggie E Carpenter and hus
band to J F Richardson o2 uw4
I W Tulleys to Annie W Tulloys
lot I aud part lot 2 block 8 Lo
Duo add to Rod Cloud wd GOO
Albert Kailoy etal to Jamos W
Hughes lot 8 block 12 Guido
Rock qcd 500
State of Nob to J T Nichols swl
fiwl and no4 swl and swl set
3(5-4-12 wd 3000
David B Spanoglo toC A Schultz
part block 2 LoDuc add to Rod
Cloud wd 410
W A Wayman to May M Ells
worth part no4 18 4-11 wd 1000
Mortgages fllod .810800
Mortgages released 811000
Swallowed a Wire.
Littlo Dorothy Baylor, tho Gyoar
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Goorgo
Baylor, swallowed a piece of wire about
half au Inch long Monday afternoon
whilo In school. For a few hours
afterward sho complained that tho
wlro was scratching her throat, but
since then tho wiro has worked down
ward and sho has suffered no incon
vonionie, and it is hoped no serious
results will follow.
4 Certain Cure for Aching Feet.
Shako into your shoos Allen's Foot
Ease, r powder. It euros tired, aching,
onllniiH uwniitltur. mvnllon foot Ah nil
i druggists and shoo stores, 25 cents.
Sample Tree. Address, Allen S. Olm-
stead, LoRoy, N. Y.
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LOOKS LIKE GRAFT.
J. Ward Seems to Have "Good
Thlnfe" With City Administra
tion. At a mooting of tho city council
early in Marcli it was decided to make
an effort to collect tho city water
rentals which were long overdue, and
T. ,1. Ward was employed to ascertain
tho amount duo aud make tho collec
tions, for which service ho was to re
ceive 10 per cent, of the amount col
lected. Tho records of tho city clerk
show that Ward was employed to col
lect only water taxes that woro long
overdue, it being understood that J.
W. Kinsol, who was drawing pay as
water commissioner, would look after
tho balance of the work.
It would seem, howovor, that Ward
not only collected back taxes, but also
thoso which came due only recently
nnd which it was tho duty of Commis
sioner Kinsol to collect.
Now, wo aro not kicking about tho
tax boing collectod. Not at all. But
it appears from tho records that Jeir
Ward has been drawing doublo pay
for tho work for which J. W. Kinsol
also drew a salary. At tho meeting
of tho city council April 4, Ward pre
sented a claim of 828 for 14 days labor
on water works, and again at tho
meeting on May 1 ho presented an
other like claim for $33 for 10j days
labor. Both claims were allowed.
Neither claim shows what labor was
performed, and It can only bo pre
sumed that these claims woro for
reading and testing motors part of
tho work of ascoi taiuing tho amount
of wator tax duo, for which he was also
receiving 10 per cent of all ho collect
ed. Ward's report to tho city council
shows that he collectod 8(524.65, of
which ho turned ovor to tho city
treasurer 85G2.10, having deducted
$02.45 as his commission, in addition
to which ho received 8(51 for reading
meters, etc., making a total of $123.45
for his work, at least a part of which
should lmvo been dono by Commis
Wo would not bo greatly surprised
if Ward should put in an additional
claim for mileage for walking up and
down tho streets in his search for de
linquent wator consumers.
This proceeding looks a great deal
like hiring a man to build a feuco for
you at a stipulated price, nnd then
paying him oxtra for digging tho post
holes and nailing ou tho boards.
Tho mayor has rewarded Mr. Word
for his strenuous labors by appoint
ing him street and water commissioner
at a salary of $40 per month.
Making the Editor Smile.
Every once in awhile we receive a
lettor from some delinquent subscri
ber similar in touo to tho ouo publish
ed recently, wherein tho writer claims
ho never subscribed, or ho does not
got tho paper, or ho never roads it, or
that there ''is nothing in it," etc, J
winding up with a refusal to pay for '
tho paper which ho has been receiving;
regularly and for which wo have been
trusting him and hoping that he would
some time como in and settle without
our resorting to tho services of an at
torney. About tho time wo aro begin
ning to fool discouraged, howovor,
along comes a lettor from sumo honest
man, of which tho two following aro
fair samples, to renew our faith in tho
honesty of mankind in general aud
warm our hoarts:
"Larraree, Ia., April 29, lOOO.-Dear
Sir: I rocoived your lettor a short
time ago, but have not been to town
since, or had a chance to send till yes
terday. Inclosed lind draft for
85, which makes mo ouo year ahead.
Thanking you for Bonding tho paper
and waiting so patiently for tho money.
Yours, Chas. Irwin."
"Bloominoton, Neil, April 28.
Doar Sir: Please find inclosed tho
sum of 83 to apply on my account.
Thanking you for your kindness.
Respectfully, Wm. Sekl."
Some of our contemporaries will
probably say: "This could never hap-
pen in our shop, whoro wo have adopt
ed tho cash in advance plan." It may
l)e that wo aro constituted a little
differently from other publishers, but
wo have faith in tho honesty of most
men and ate willing to accommodate
them for a time. In fact, wo do not
care to have subscribers on our list
whom we aro afraid to trust for a dol
lar or two. It may be that wo lose a
little money occasionally by trusting
people, but it is worth the price to
Hud out who is, and who is not, honest.
OEORUE BALL IN 1 HE TOILS.
Former Clll7.cn o? Webster Counly Con
ncctcd With Land Fraud.
The older citizens of Red Cloud will
remember George Ball, who was depu
ty shoriir under Joseph W. Warren,
and it was ho who allowed tho mob at
Blue Hill to take from him Joo Cook,
the murderer, aud hang him to a wind
mill. But for tho timely arrival of
Sheriff Warren, Cook would have end
ed his career then anil there. Ball is
now sheriff of Washington county,
Colorado, nnd dispatches in tho daily
payers toll of his arrest for alleged
frauds committed by him while ho
was connected with tho land olllco at
Akeon, Colorado. Ho is now under
Notice to Teachers.
Tho state department has issued a
ruling ou tho certification law, which
will be of special interest to teachers
preparing to meet tho requirements of
tho now law.
Tho now rule provides that all
teachers hold lug first grade county
certificates who are able to pass tho
examination in any four of tho nine
subjects required for u stato certifi
cate, ovor and above tho tlrst grado
county certificate, may have their first
grado county certificates followed
without further examination.
It also provides that teachers who
hold strong second grado certificates,
aud who aro able to pa-s tho required
examination in tho four first grado
subjects over and abovo tho second
grado cort ideates, may have tho mark
ings on their second grado county cer
tificates accepted and made stato
grades to apply on their first grade
Nellie West Caster,
Boone Saunders, Sprinter.
Boone Sauuders, of Saundors Bros.
Lumber Co., took in tho I. O. O F.
celebration at Guido Rock last Thurs
day, and now his friends aro
telling of his record-breaking
run to catch tho excursion
train. Ho was standing in tho hotel
uptown when tho engine whistled.
Ho Immediately started on n run for
tho depot, but had not proceeded very
far when ho ran off tho end of tho
walk and took a tumble. Picking
himself up, he decided that he could
make better time by taking tho middle,
of tho road. Tho night was dark and
the uiad muddy, and when ho reached
the track ho fell in a deep ditch. In
his efforts to get out of tho ditch ho
managed to stick his head in tho soft
mud in tho side of tho bank. He final
ly reached tho depot, only to find that
ho had au hour to wait before tho
train would leave for home.
Had One Like Her at Home.
A large automobile containing a man
and his wifo met a load of hay up in a
narrow road not from Rod Cloud.
Tho woman declared that tho farmer
must back out, but her husband con
tended sho was unreasonable. "But
you can't back tho automobile so far,"
sho said, "aud l don't intend to move
for anybody. Ho should havo seen
us." Tho husband pointed out that it
was impossible, owing to
turn in tho road. "I don't care," sho
insisted, "I won't movo if wo havo to
stay hero all night." Tho man in tho
automobilo was starting to arguo tho
matter when tho farmer, who had been
sitting quietly on tho liny, interrupted.
"Never mind, sir," ho exclaimed: "I'll
try to back out. I'vo got one just like
her at home."
RIVERT0N MEN IN TROUBLE.
William H. Bennett and Son Joseph
Arrested on a Serious
Tho following interesting story con
cerning hoiuo former Rivertou people
is taken from last Friday's Lincoln
Star. Tho Rivertou Review also has a
report of the elopement of .Joo Hennctt.
and Mrs. Adler, but contains nothing
concornlng tho arrest of tho Bennetts.
The Bennetts aro well-known here:
"With his patriarchal head bowed in
shame, William II. Bennett, of River
ton, this morning entered au emphatic
denial to the charges made against
him by tho husband of tho woman who
was onco his daughter-in-law. Ac
cused of ouo of the most revolting of
fenses, one hardly oven mentioned in
the calendar of Iniquities, ho spent n
night in tho city jail ou tho hard bunk
of a coll. With him was Joseph Ben
nett, his son, who was onco tho hus
band of the woman, who is now Mrs.
August Adler, wlfo of a butchor of
Cheyenne. Tho sou Is under tho samo
"In tho polico court hearing, this?
morning, both men waived their pre
liminary examinations and were held
to tlio district court under 8200 bond.
Their personal recognizance was taken
for this, and they wero taken at once
before tho higher tribunal, where the
older man again filed a recognisance
to appear at the next term.
"According to tho story of the ag
grieved husband, August. Adler, who
is a young man of good appearance,
tho wifo was on a visit to tho home of"
her parents at Rivorton. While there
she again met the man whom drink
had onco compelled her to "leave, Jo
Bennett, nnd his old love for her re-
turned. It m "claimed Uiafi tho vo-
nam's parents urged hereto go back to
him, and great pressure was also
brought to boar upon her by the fath
er of Bennett. Thou she left with her
former husband, it is alleged, tho two
going overland aud arriving in Lin
coln several days ago. Afttr tarrying
a whilo here, they wont on to Auburn,
accompanied by tho elder gentleman,
who had mot them in Lincoln. When
the husband learned of the stato of
affairs ho camo to Lincoln and con
sulted tho polico judge. Ho was ad
vised to go to Auburn after them aud
to consult with Nohama's county at
torney. He did so, induced his wife
to como back to him, secured warrants
and had tho father and son arrested.
The' woman related to County Attorney
Caldwoll, yostorerday many details of
the stay in Lincoln, reciting that
whilo her first husband was out at
tending tho team aud busied about tho
city, tno fattier would commit un
"Mr. and Mrs. Adler have declared
their intention of staying in Lincoln,
where thoy expect to secure work.
Adler has taken his wife back and is
willing to let tho past lie in for
gotfulness, though ho intends to pros
ecuto the men as far as tho law will
"August J. Adler filed a suit against
William II. Bennett today, making
sensational charges aud alleging that
Bennett broke up his home. For this
ho asks $10,000 damages.
"Bennett is 75 years of ago and is
said to bo very wealthy."
Municipal Ownership Pays.
Tho statement of tho superintend
out of tho electric light plant at.
Soward is interesting. Seward is u
' littlo larger than Rod Cloud, and tho
plant cost about 812,000. Throe huu
drod twolvo customers aro supplied
This year tho earnings of tho plaut
wero 810,(550.10 and the total expenses,
wero ?7,57G.02, including an allowance.'
of 81,277.31 for new construction and
$1,479,00 for interest aud depreciation'
of plaut, leaving a cash prollt of
33,114.011. John Mart., who installed
the Seward plant and is its present
superintendent, will havo charge of
the construction work in Rod Cloud.,
With economical juaungement, thoro
no reason way tins city snouiu not
make as good a
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