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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF
SI a Year
RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, JUXE 15, 1J)0(.
Attended By Larftc Audiences. Excel
lent Interest. Over One
The second week of the evangelistic
meetings has passed tnitl interest has
"been increasing steadily. Up to time
of going to press nlout 12.1 eonverts
i-liave been secured and each evening
large numbers are expressing an inter
crest in their personal welfare. Mr.
Honeywell has been unsparing in his
denunciation of sin, both in the church
and out of it, but the opposition of
those who felt he was aiming his re
marks at them has given way to inter
est. The work of Mr. Bilhorn with
the chorus has been the best ever seen
in lied (.'loud and he has won the ad
miration of all lovers of music who
have seen his work. It has been sug
gested by a large number that they
would like very much to hear the cho
rus give a sacred concert under his
leadership after the meetings have
It was not until Friday evening that
an invitation to make a decision was
given and several responded at once.
It is in the work done with eonverts
in these after meetings that thu best
estimate of these men can be formed.
Their dealings with converts is filled
with a sweetness of spirit that belies
the adverse opinions expressed of
them. They make very clear the step
they are asking their hearers to take
and lead them to a decision before
The meeting for the young people
on Saturday afternon was productive
of the largest results thus far. Over
fifty of the boys and girls of the var
ious Sunday schools in the city decided
to begin the christian life. I'his meet
ing was Jargely attchdj'd b,v country
people and several of them were
among the converts. The music and
sermon was greatly appreciated by
these people who find it hard to get to
town during the week.
On Sunday morning a large congre
gation listened to a strong ser
mon on the otlice and work of the Holy
Spirit. The evangelist impressed on
his audience the a'bsolute necessity of
Divine cooperation in christian work
if one would be successful, and urged
that they seek the endueinent of pow
er from the Holy Spirit. The after
noon meeting for men only was at
tended by over three hundred who lis
tened carefully to an earnest plea
from the evangelist for a clean moral
life. As a mark of their appreciation
of the sermon the men voted unani
mously for' another meeting for men
next Sunday aftornoon at the same
hour. A meeting for women only was
nem m ino uapusi enurcn at inesame
hour, presided over by the wives of
the local pastors
The Sunday evening meeting was
the largest and most interesting held
thus far. Fullyltwelve hundred peo-
pie were seated in the tabernacle and
a large number listened throughout
the service who were on the outside.
The sermon was strongly denuncin-
tory, but was so full of truth that the
audience could not rightfully com-. crowd, and he will take personal
plain even though hit hard. A great charge of the police force. Tents will
deal of personal work was done dur- j be laid out in the streets with board
ing the after meeting and as a result - iloors. Itooths will all be connected
thiry-six went down to the front seats, with city sewers and the best sanitary
and pledged themsleves to begin the arrangements made. The mayor says
christian life. They were instructed that Hillings will be able to care for
"by the workers and nearly all of them 10.000 people at tiny one time,
signed cards expressing a preference I Sheridan has also advised the Bur
among the local churches. Thpsewho ingUm that complete arrangements
thus expressed a preference were giv- IU. b ,jn mu(le to t , f tl
en over to the care of the church of
their choice where they will be re
ceived into church fellowship.
The chorus hole a rehearsal on Mon-
day evening and as a result appeared
on Tuesday evening considerably in-
ereased in numbers and with several
new features as a result of their prac-
tice. Among them was a comb con-
cert. As a result of this a number of
parents have filed a grievance against
Mr. Bllhorn. declaring that they can-
not keep a comb in tho house. The
children have all caught the fever.
Tuesday evening was an oil' night
in point of attendance but the interest
was excellent and several conversions
resulted from the meeting. The same
was true of the meetings on Wodnes
dag and Thursday evenings.
There will be services tonight and
tomorrow night, and on Sunday three
meetings will be held at the same
hours as last Sunday.
ALL READY FOR BIG CROWD.
Burlington and Northwest Towns Pre
pared to Handle People Look
ing for Homes.
The government has made all ar
rangements for the registration for the
lands of the Crow agenev, which will
be drawn .Inly 2 at Hillings. The reg
istration dates are .lune 11 to 28 at
Sheridan and Hillings, and the Hurling
ton has offered exceptionally low rates
to those wishing to take a chance in
Uncle Sam's big lottery. The rates
from all Hurliugton stations wcot of
the Missouri river to Killings and
Sheridan will be one fare for the
round trip, with a maximum of 820,
which will make the rate from Omaha
Kansas City and Denver much less
than a fare for the round trip,
all points east of the Missouri river
and from Kansas and the southwest
tho rate will 75 pcr cent of the onc
way rate, with a minimum of 830. The
tickets will be sold June 10 to 20 in
clusive, with a return limit until July
10. All lodging places will be listed
and committees at each town will
meet the excursionists.
The mayor of Billings has wired
General Passenger Agent Wakeley of
the Hurliugton that everything will bo
done to take care of the registration
crowds for registration. Every avail
able room will be arranged for. while
necessary cots and bedding and tents
will be secured from Fort Maclvenzie
to accommodate a small army. Fine
camping grounds will be prepared,
Hotels and eating houses are stocking
up and will be prepared to take care
of all that come. The police force is
taking measures to eliminate all undo-
sirable elements, such as thugs and
gamblers. The Chamber of Commerce
and city council are taking vigorous
measures to insure registration visitors
a safe and comfortable time at Slieri-
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I. E. HONEYWELL.
ODD FELLOWS AT BLADEN.
LoiUo Instituted In That City
On Wednesday the degree team of
Hen Adhen lodge, I. O. O. I', of this
city went to Hladen to institute a
lodge of the order in that thriving lit
tle town. Those who went from lied
Cloud were: Grand Guardian Paul
Storey, who acted as grand masteraud
instituted the lodge; C. F. McKeighan,
Hert Person, George Hutchison, E. H.
Nowhouse, W. K. Geer, E. Welseh,
C. II. Hale, Irving Cummings, Dr.
Raines. E. U. Overman, (). C. Teel, 1).
W. Turnure, Walter Gurney. George
Overing, 2s. II. Morrison, Charley
Grout, Dick Uunehey, Wilbur Hamil
ton ane P. C. Phares.
There were also present a delega
tion of twenty-seven members of the
Campbell lodge, about fifteen from
lllue Hill, and representatives of the
Upland and Cowles lodges.
The visitors were handsomely en
tertained by the brothers of Hladen,
who paid the expenses of the trip and,
following the work of the first degree,
regaled their guests with' a midnight
lunch that would have done credit to
a much larger town.
The new lodge starts out with a
very promising future. Besides the
ten men who were already members
of the order and were admitted by
card, twenty-three applicants were
also initiated, and it was nearly half
past three when the new lodge was
finally organized, its officers installed,
and the tired and sleepy Odd Fellows
retired for a few hours' rest.
The officers of the new lodge are:
Past Grand Joe Denton.
Noble Grand O. H. Wright,
Vice Grand L. II. Feis.
Secretary Will Bennett.
Treasurer A. It- Itudd.
Trustees Win. Lumpcrc, K, L
oiuan, Will Stryker.
SUICIDE AT R0SEM0NT.
Stephen Green Ends His Life by Hang
ing Wednesday Konilnft.
Stephen Green, uged about 55 or 00,
committed suicide Wednesday morn-
ing by hanging himself, at the home
of his brother-in-law, Elmer Schermer-
horn, near Hosemont. Sometime ago
Mr. Green sold his farm, which ad-
joined that of Mr. Schermerhorn, for
87,000, and removed with his family
to Stratton, Neb. Ho become dissat-
isficd with his new home and of late
has been brooding over the matter. A
couple of weeks ago ho came to Rose-
mont for a visit with his brother-in-
law, Elmer Schermerhorn, and, though
he appeared to worry some over hav
ing made the mistake of selling his
land here and investing the money in
property farther west, no one had any
thought of his taking his own life.
Mr. Green is survived by his wife and
TO GET MORE WATER.
Plans Adopted Which It Is Hoped Will
At a special meeting held last even
ing the city council accepted the prop
osition of C. II. Potter, II. E. Orice
and others by which they agree to
carry out a plan which they hope will
give the city a sufficient water supply.
The plan is something in the nature
of that suggested by Joe Hums,
though instead of going north across
the creek the new plan will be to go
northwest from the south well. There
is already a line of tiling extending
out about 300 feet. This will be
lowered to the level of the bottom ofi, ... , . . , , .'.." ..
.. about ton days before its failure. The
the south well, and a chain of small
wells will be put down extending to
the northwest, all of them connected,
until a good supply of water is se
cured. Mr. potter and Mr. Orice have
agreed to superintend the work, with
out pay, and see that the city gets a
The work which has been done un
der the direction of T. .1. Ward has
been abandoned, at least for the pres
ent, and it is not likely it will have to
Boftus Insurance Contracts,
Insurance Deputy John L. Pierce has
discovered what he believes to be bo
gus contracts for insurance against
damage by lightning, issued by men
who, erect lijththingVods on buildings;
Mr. Pierce said:
"Tlie attention of the insurance de
partment has been called several
times recently to the work of two
lightning rod companies, who Imivc
been doing business quite extensively
among the farmers of Nebraska, and
particularly in tho vicinity of Platts
mouth and York.
"These companies, through agents,
succeed in securing most of their busi
ness by giving the party, whose build
ings they rod, what, on its face, pur
ports to be a contract of guaranty, but
which the agent represents as an in
surance policy, insuring the farmers'
buildings for five years against dam
age by lightning, to an amount not
"One of these contracts was recent
ly submitted to this department with
the Request to be informed if it was a
good policy of insurance against light
ning. An examination of the docu
ment showed that it not only was not
an insurance policy, but that it was a
fake as far as being a guarantee agree
ment is concerned, and that it was not
a valid binding contract which could
be enforced by law.
"The two companies that have been
complained of as conducting their
operations in this way are, Kedburn,
Hunter & Co., of Chicago, and Cole
Bros., Lightning Rod Company of St.
Louis. State Journal Juno 3.
Sued (For Libel.
According to the following from last
night's Lincoln Star the Red Cloud
Argus, which has been publishing a
scries of articles rcfiecting upon the
management of the Tabltha hoine,
and Miss Cora Garber, who is credited
with writing the articles, are made
defendants in a big damage suit:
A libel suit, alleging damages to the
extent of 8r0,000 was this afternoon
filed against three publications and a
half dozen Lincoln people. The mana
gers of tho Tabitha home are the
Among the defendants are the Liu
coin Journal, Sunday Journal, the
Evening News, the Red Cloud Argus,
the Rev. Samuel Zane Ratten, Miss
Cora Garber, Mrs. W. Pomerene, Miss
Sarah Harris, Dr. Inez Philbriek.C. E.
Prevey and one or two others.
SETTLED AT LAST.
Suit Aftalnst Moon Estate Finally Com
promised. At a meeting of the eily council last
Friday night it was decided to accept
the proposition of Paul S. Moon,
trustee of the estate of John W. Moon,
to pay the city S.U'.IO in sett lenient of
the ease of the city against the Moon
estate. This is one of the eases that
has been pending in the courts for
several years, in which the city has
been endeavoring to recover from tho
old Fanner -, Merchants Hanking Co.
and its stockholders the proceeds of
the electric light bonds voted hy the
city in IMia.
In ISIKI the city voted SC000 of bonds
for the purpose of aiding the lied
Cloud Electric Light Co. upon an
agreement that at the end of ten years
the plant should become the property
of the city.
The bonds were sold and the pro-
iii1u littixuU.nl In Mn I.' .C- M limit.
Electric Light Co. failed, the bank
failed and until now the city has fail
ed to realize anything on the deposit
John W. Mhon, one of the stock
holders of the hank, gave a trust deed
to secure the depositors to the extent
of his statutory liability, but claimed
it had never been delivered and was of
The city in 1890 commenced a suit
against Moon to foreclose this tniht
deed and the. case has been tried twice
in the district court and twice in the
supreme court. Two opinions have
been delivered by Judge Adams, each
time in favor of the city, and five
opinions were delivered on the first
appeal by the various members of the
supremo court. On the .last-apjieiil-tlSjavever,
the opinion of the supreme
court was unanimous in favor of the
city and then the Moon estate con
eluded to pay up.
The supreme court sometime ago
decided the case of the city against
John O. Yeiscr involving the title to
the F. v, M. bank building in favor of
the city, and the building will sjon be
sold to pav the balance of the city's
These two cases have been pending
in the courts for nearly eight years
and the city is to be congratulated on
the outcome of the litigation. Tin;
city has been hampered by several ad
ministrations hostile to the litigation
and at one time it looked as though
the city would never recover a dollar
of the claim.
Attorney McNony, who has had
charge of the litigation for the city,
deserves great credit for the persever
ence with which he has fought for the
city's interest and is to be congratu
lated upon the successful outcome of
A subscriber asks: "Has the Ne
braska legislature passed a law requir
ing the payment of 81 for Mie privi
lege of fishing in the Republican
river? When docs the law take effect?"
Non-residents of the state of Nehra
ka are required to pay a license fee of
810 for the privilege of hunting and
fishing in the state, or 82 for the privi
lege of fishing alone. Residents of
the state are required to pay a licens..;
fee of 81 for which they are allowed
the privilege, of hunting or fishing in
y county outside that in which they
! iVe. No license is required fur hunt-
j, or fishing in the county in which
you live, during the open season for
fish and game. The law went into
elt'cct April I. HM):..
Peter .1. Morten and .Miss Metta N.
Ilamill were married last evening at
8:110 o'clock at the home of the bride,
Mrs. Ilamill, 1200 T street, llev. P. M.
On officiating. The newly married
couple will make their home in Lin
coln. State Journal, June 10. Mr.
Morten is the well known undertaker
of Blue Hill. Miss Ilamill was for
merly a music teacher at Hlue Hill.
Both young people have a host of
friends who will join ui in extending
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