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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF
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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, JULY (J, 1000.
HUM HER 27
STROHN IN JAIL.
And Inavalc People Breathe a Sl&h of
Thu people of Inavalc hail a good
night's rest Wednesday, for the first
time since the lire. That the people
up there are afraid of Al Strohm there
is no doubt, and when they heard he
was unable to secure bondsmen Wed
nesday there was a feeling of relief
and quiet satisfaction.
At the time of writing this article
Strohm was still in the tender care of
Al Strohm, the, Inavalc druggist,
was given a preliminary hearing be
fore Judge Edson Tuesday afternoon.
The case was set for 10 a. in., but
Strohm did not appear and his bond
was declared forfeited. Mel Farn
liam was his surety in this case.
Sheriff Hedge started out to find
Strohm, but about half past 11 Strohm
and Paruham drove in from Inavalc
and went direct to the court house.
They claimed there was a misunder
standing on their part as to the time
for the hearing, and Judge Edson
adjourned the case till 1:30 p. in.
Strohm plead notguilty to the charge
of selling liquor without a license.
The testimony of the witnesses was
rather hazy, only one of them being
able to testify that he had bought
beer or whisky in Strohm's drug store,
though all seemed agreed that what
they bought was a good substitute
"for the cup that cheers.'' Pat Gilroy
was the witness who was positive that
he had bought whisky there.
Strohm was not represented by an
attorney, and conducted his own case.
As neither side cared to submit an
asgnment, the judge, sheriff, county
attorney and accused adjourded to the
jail to examine the goods captured by
the sheriff in the raid on Strohm's
drug store. After inspecting the haul
court reconvened and Judge Edson
announced his decision against the
defendant, holding him to the district I
court in the sum of 81,200 bail.
It does beat nil how reckless some
people iret when they ret hold of a
firecracker, roman candle or sky
rocket. A big gang of this class of
people got out on Webster street Tues
day evening, after the saloons and bil
liard halls had closed, and proceeded
to "do things." Roman candles and
sky rockets were discharged without
regard to where they lit, the crowd
dividing up and having a minature
battle. Men and boys fired roman
candles and rockets at each other
across the street, the balls going into
awnings, stairways, arcaways, win
dows and other places where they
were liable at any minute to start a
bad fire. The noise was kept up until
long after midnight, and part of the
gang finally adjourned to the home of
Mrs. A. A. Pope, in the northwest part
of town, where they shot a rocket
through a plate glass window, setting
fire to the lace curtains, and doing
fifteen or twenty dollars damage. It
is all right to have fun, but when it
reaches the point of rank idiocy and
criminal carelessness it is time to put
a btop to it.
The Webster County Prohibition
convention is hereby called to meet in
the court house at Red Cloud, Tues.
day, .July 17, at 2 p. in., for the pur
pose of placing in nomination candi
dates for the following offices:
One county attorney.
One clerk district court.
One float representative.
One county commissioner.
Also selection of clerks and judges
for election and the transaction of
such other business as may properly
come before it.
Cu.viu.i Fimviiu:ii, Chr.
A. V. Wu.so.v, Sec.
A Guaranteed Cure for Piles.
Itching, blind, bleeding, protruding
piles. Druggists ore authorized to
refund money if Puzo Ointment fails
10 euro in G to 14 days. GO cents.
Red Clovid, Augvist 26-September 1
Work on the ditch at the water
works was stopped the first of the
week, it being claimed that city did
not furnish sufficient help. However,
it is understood the work will soon be
resumed. In the meantime L. A. Has
kins is circulating a subscription paper
to secure funds for the purpose of bor
ing an experimental well in the Outh-
waite tract, west of town. Charley
I Matt, who owns the land, has given
permission for the work to be done,
but it is doubtful if a good supply of
pure water can be secured there. If
water Is not secured near the present
site of the water works, the city may
eventually have to go to the springs
northwest of town. The cost of pip
ing the water down from there would
be very heavy, but the city would be
assured of a splendid supply of pure
water. Already there has been
enough money spent in the effort to
secure water to have sunk an artesian
well that would reach half way
through the earth, and there is now
no telling where it will end.
Odd Feltews listall-
Hen Adhen lodge No. 180, I. O. O. F.,
installed officers for the current term
Monday evening. District Deputy
Grand Master Fred Watt of Guide
Rock acted as installing officer, as
sisted by W. D. Hall, deputy grand
marshal, and J. S. Largent, deputy
grand warden, both of Guide Rock.
The new officers are:
N. G. G. II. Rice.
V. G. George Hutchison.
R. S. N. G. C. W. Grout.
L. S. N. G. M. 11. Corner.
R. S. V. G. I. V. Cummlngs.
L. S. V. G. II. A. Roats.
V. W. R. G. Runchey.
Chaplain II. 11 Cleinmons.
I. G. 1 C. Phares.
O. (. Charles Schultz.
Following the installation those
present adjourned to Norris1 restau
rant, where a lunch was partaken of.
James Goble Dead.
Word was received in Red Cloud
Tuesday morning of the death of
lames Goble, of Holdrege, at the age
of 73. Mr. Goble is the father of Ellas
Goble of this city and a brother of F.
E. Goble, and is well known here,
having visited in this city frequently.
Mr. Goble is survived by his widow,
five sons, Elias, Fred, Will, Fay and
Hugh, and two daughters. Ellas
Goble and Mrs. V. H. Fulton left
Tuesday noon for Holdrege to attend
Ask For Allen's Foot-Ease.
A powder for swollen, tired, hot,
smarting feot. Sample Bont free. Also
free samples of the foot-oabe sanitary
com pad, a now invention. Address,
Allen S. Olmstoud, LeRoy, Now York.
What It Costs to Run the County's
On page 7 of today's paper will be
found the first semi-annual statement
of County Treasurer W. C. Frahin.
Very few people rcalle the vast
amount of business transacted by the
county offices. While the statement
does not give in detail where all the
money goes to, an idea can be gained
of what becomes of most of it. Every
taxpayer should carefully read the
When Treasurer Frahin assumed his
duties there was on hand 8-8,187.70.
There has since been collected into
the various funds 88,4 IS. lft; interest
collected, 8145.025 transferred; from
other funds and miscellaneoue collec
tions, 810,520.01, a total of 8123,571.87.
Disbursement from the varioub funds
amount to 808,400.44; transferred to
other funds, 811, 10.1.33; now on hand,
Fees and commissions collected
bince January 4, 81,749.57.
The amount of the railroad bonds
outstanding is 830,000.
Eighty-two neighbors and friends
gathered at the home of Tom Kralick,
eight miles south of Red Cloud, to
celebrate the Fourth. Dinner was
served in the grove, after which came
the sports. The small boys' sack race
was won by Ed Wittwer, Alfred Wig
gins second. Miles Doyle won the
young men's sack race, Gus Nyberg
second. In the little girl's race Lola (
Hilton was first, Grace McCrlllis
second. Ladies' race, Mrs. Kralick
first, Mrs. Hilton second. In the old
ladies' race Mrs. Kralick and Mrs.
lleauchamp tied for first place. All
went home feeling as if the day had
been well spent.
Christian Endeavor Reorganized.
The young people of the various
churches met at the home of Miss
Helen Roby Tuesday evening and re
organized the Union Christian Endeav
or society, by electing the following
officers: President, Herbert Plumb;
Vice President, Helen Roby; secretary,
lleulah Taylor; treasurer, Homer
Cleinmons. The reorganized society
mapped out plans for a vigorous cam
paign during the fall and winter, and
I it is hoped their work will result in a
great ueai or gooo.
Charles II. Tcachworth.
Charles II. Teach worth died Thurs
day morning at the home of his son-in-law,
Charles Frisbie of Lester, of
cancer of the stomach. Mr. Tcach
worth was 00 years, .1 mouths and 14
days old. Funeral services were held
at tne l'risine Home tins afternoon at
Rev. Rice Reslftns.
At the business meeting of the Con
gregational church last Friday Rev.
Guy H. Rice, the pastor, handed in his
resignation, to take effect Sept. 1.1.
Mr. Rice has accepted a call to preach
in the church of one of the important
surburbs of Spokane. Washington.
During his residence here .Mr. Rice
has made many friends. He is a hard
worker, outspoken In his views of
right and wrong, and during his pas
torate there have been many new ad
ditions to the church. During his stay
here Rev. Rice has been allllcted with
an affection of the throat which has
threatened to force him to quit preach
lug, and his physician recommended the
climate of eastern Washington as the
best remedy forhisailment. Rev. Riceis
not only an eloquent preacher, but Is
also a journalist of several years' ex
perience, and this paper is grateful to
nun lor numerous contributions as
well as assistance in the mechanical
Real Estate Transfers,
Transfers for week ending Wednes
day, July 4, furniBhed by Walker &
Uailey of Webster County Abstract
August Rrunke to Joseph Wen
zlnger swl and s2 sw4 22 and
w2 nw4 27-4-0 wd 81 1000
Jean A Perlnun to L E Talt lot,
10 to 21 block 0 and lots 3 and
4 block 0 Ren Cloud wd .100
D C Roland to Violet Pugsley
pant lot 2 Roberts add to
Guide Rock wd 150
Lula M Hear et al to Frank S
Rear w2 ne4 22-1-9 qcd 400
David Rickard to Geo G Rickard
w2 sw4 and e2 set 0-1-0 wd....
O C Teel to Geo E Shute lots 3
1 and .1 block 20 Red Cloud. . . .
Dora Wilson to C A Waldo lots
15 10 and 17 block 12 Inavalc
Ellie Shockey et al to Frank
Whclan part sel sel 5-1-0 wd
Mortgages filed 8180(1
Mortgages relersed 85500
Death of Charles Bronson.
Charles W. llronson, one of the old
est conductors on the Purlingtou,
died at McCook Tuesday of last week
and was buried Saturday. .Mr. llron
son was well known here, he, having
entered the service of the liurlington
here April 1, 188.1, and has since been
In the employ of the company. He
was promoted to conductor in 1S80,
and ran out of .McCook for several
years, being transferred to the Wy
more division in 1002, but was almost
immediately returned to the McCook
division, lie was at one time a mem
ber of the Masonic lodge here. He
was married in mot to Miss Marie
Munday, who survives him.
Larftc Grist of Claims Allowed -Street
At the meeting of the city council
last night it was voted to suspend all
street work until further orders. Of
course, If the work is suspended there
will be no occasion to employ a com
missioner, and as a consequence them
Is a vacancy in that office.
The city council met in adjourned
session last night. Mayor father, pre
siding. Present. Couueiliucn, Warren,
Wolfe and Diederich. Absent, Robin
son. Minutes of previous meeting were
corrected to show the manner of decid
ing which power, gas or steam, should
be used for electric light plant.
On motion of Councilman Warren,
seconded by Wolfe, all street work
was suspended until further orders of
The following claims were allowed:
1 O O F, rent 8 .10 00
Holler insurance 100 00
State Journal, printing 4 .11)
Geo II Overiug, estimate 1 00
Geo II Overing, estimate 1 00
Geo II Overing, estimate 1 00
Geo II Overing, estimate 1 00
Garlock Packing Co., supplies.. .10 0.
J W Kinsel, night watch, 2 inos 2.1 00
J. II Fort, salary 2.1 00
J M Sellars, salary
L II Fort, bond expense ,
T.I Ward, street coin'r
Thos Uogers, labor
W Wol fe, expense
Leonard Metcalf, labor
CluiK Ackerson, labor 4 00
Ed Lain, labor 0 00
R E Ackerson, labor 00
E R Metcalf, labor 1 (M)
Overing Pros., repairinggutter.. 12 75
Saunders Pros., lumber 1.17 77
John Martz, services as engineer 50 00
II W Gulliford, labor .10 00
O I) Hedge, boarding prisoners. 15 7S
A C Hosmer, printing 12 00
Ued Cloud Nation, prin'ing 15 00
F W Stunebaker, sidewalks 115 00
J O Caldwell, coal 101 04
R 11 Lcggett, labor hv. ... 3 00
R E Ackerson, labor 4 (50
Geo J Warren, expense 1 2 05
Win M Mackey, labor 1 00
W E Francis, labor. . . . 10 40
11 E Eshleman, use of engine... 0 00
June Rent, labor 11 25
Gress, labor 3 00
Chief Pub Co., printing 7 50
Total 81002 33
The committee in charge of arrange
ments for the Nebraska and Kansus
Interstate reunion, to be held in Red
Cloud August 20 to September 1, is
beginning to get busy. Invitations
have been sent to some of the most
prominent speakers in the country,
among them Senator Millard, Edward
Rosewater, Norris Rrown, Senator
Sheldon, Governor Hoch of Kansas
and Governor Folk of Missouri, and it
is assured that most of them will be
here. This will be the largest re
union held in the state this year, and
everyone who attends will have the
"time of their lives." The success of
the reunion two years ago is sufficient
guarantee of what the reunion this
year will be.
Won't Go to Campbell.
A cynic suggests that the phenomen
al success of these meetings demon
strates that the people of Ked Cloud
I were discontented with their environ
ment, mm wuuiu u gum to to a
"better land" a feeling which the,
casual observer can readily under
stand and fully sympathize with.
However, we have not heard of mvy
of our citizens expressing a desire to
go to Campbell. When it conies to a
choice between these two towns, R. d
Cloud people will stay at home.
Forepaugh & Sells Pro-., circus at
Hastings, July 13. Rate one and a
third for round trip. Tickets on Mile
.July 13, good returning July II.
I J. F. EmvAKiis, Agent.
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