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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF
$1 a Year
RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, JULY 27, 1900.
CLOSING OUT SALE !
Pianos (Ei Organs
One Week's Special Sale to SELL OUT our remaining stock at Red Cloud, Neb.
Sale Opens Saturday, July 28th and Continues Until SATURDAY NIGHT, AUG.
4th. You will find us with a big stock at
August Cook Building, Formerly
Occupied by Mrs. Davis' Millinery Store,
One Week of Prices Unheard of.
One Week of Bargains.
Never Before were goods offered
at such reasonable prices.
Never Before were such easy terms
thought of or mentioned
$10 cash will place any piano in
your home, the balance can be
arranged to best suit your con
venience, either monthly, year
ly, or what suits you best pleas
We are the firm that makes Piano
EVERY DAY AND NIGHT
We shall have on exhibition a, 190(1
model of the tapering arm knife
edge sound box talking machine
One of the loudest and clearest
machines on the market. AVe
will also carry a stock of the la
test and popular copies of Sheet
Music and will sell it at 2 copies
for l'5c. A local musician will
be in waiting to play them over
panimcnt was played in that manner
at tlu request of tlio soloist, and later
amended her statement by saying that,
the music was written as it was
played. She also tool: pains toinfortti,
ns that we "hud no right to crltiuivu:
hor piano playing, and that it was tin;
first tiino such a tiling had ever oc
curred," but she did not deny that tin?
accompaniment was so lond as to "al
most drown the music of the soloist."
We deny the lady's claim that vu
have no right to criticize her playing.
Every person who appears in a public
entertainment which is given for pay,
he he actor, musician, speaker, he he
ever so wealthy, and no matter
whether he likes it or not is subject tt
criticism. Not even the president is
exempt from criticism. (Srout actors
and musicians have been criticized it
the newspapers ever since newspapers
have been published, and will con
tinue to be.
In the present case we do not be
lieve the lady had just cause for anger,
but in order to show how deeply the
alleged wound was felt her husband
met us on the street and o.ulercd us to
discontinue sending him the paper.
We shall have an Orchestral Grand Piano on exhibition this last week of our stay in your city,
which in the hands of a musician you can imitate the banjo, violin, guitar mandolin, and many other
instruments such as the autoharp, zither, and so forth.
Come and hear this Wonderful Piano Nothing" like it on earth
We will take in exchange used organs or old instruments as part pay on TEy INSTRUMENTS
' only the firsts days of this sale, namely JULY 28, 30 and 31. Please call before' Aug. 1, if you have
an old instrument you wish to trade to us -on a new one.
This is Chance of a Lifetime !
To the public of Red Cloud to buy your family a Piano or Organ at A BIGHT PRICE. Don't take
otlier peoples word for it, come, see for yourself, the Unheard of Way we ARE CUTTING THE
PRICE ON THESE PIANOS ,
As they all MUST BE SOLD OUT IN ONE WEEK, yes, one week, ONLY.
Tke Gaston Music Co.,
Headquarters at Hastings, Nebraska. Branch Stores all Over the WEST,
Mr. J. A. STONE, our legal representative will be in charge of this closing
D. G. Kiliht Writes Entertainingly ?
the Rrmer Gevenwr.
The following article was written by
"U. O. Knight, the San Pedro represen
tative of the Los Angeles Herald, and
was published in that paper recently:
San I'kihio, July 7. For two days
San Pedro has been entertaining a dis
tinguished person in Governor E. P.
Savage of Nebraska, who was the
guest of Hanker Charles Nicolai, they
being old friends in the Missouri river
The former governor was a famous
character in his state for years and
would, no doubt, be such yet if he had
not made an error while in otllce.
He was llrst elected six years ago as
lieutenant governor with Charles Diet
rich on the same ticket as his chief.
Later the legislature took up tho gov
ernor as a candidate for the senate
and elected him and Savage became
In the years previous to his election
W. K. Hartley, the state treasurer,
had been found short in his accounts a
half million dollars and had been sen
tenced to tho state penitentiary for a
term of twenty years. Hartley's wife
and others, with tears in their eyes,
pleaded with Savage with such effect
that lie finally pardoned the guilty
man and turned him free.
At the time the people of the state
were indignant over the action of
their chief executive and their love for
him was turned to hate and when it
came time for the election of another
governor his name was not mentioned,
although he has long since been for
given for the offense.
A good story has often been told at
the expense of the governor, .which is
vouched for by nearly every member
of the state legislature at that time in
Nebraska. When he was selected to
the place of lieutenant governor he
was occupied in ranching on a large
scale in the northwestern part of the
state and his terms were sometimes a
While the joint legislature was in
session to elect a senator, he, as pre
siding olllcer of the state senate, oc
cupied tho chair. The interest was
keen and sometimes the crowd in tho
gallery became so largo that it became
At one time it surged forward so
strongly that many of tho spectators
loaned far out'over the railing in front
in front of the seats.
The lieutenant governor saw what
was liable to happen and in stentorian
tones bellowed out, "Get back, get
back, up there, I say. You are liable
to be pushed over the dashboard."
ne never heard the last of that ex
pression from the newspapers.
Mr. Savage is one of a company
which owns or has title to a strip of
land In Lower California, beginning at
the lower end of the peninsula and
extending, sixteen miles wide, up the
coast for 600 miles on the west sldo,
being the owners of the greatest
length of coast of any company of
land in the world.
The title to the land hns been ques
tioned and Mr. Savage has been sent
to see that it is cleared up, as he is
famous for such work.
He left for San Diego today and will
go at once to the scene of tho trouble.
'Stooped the Paper."
It is certainly amusing to a news
paper man to see what small things
can arouse tho anger of certain peo
ple. It is even more laughable to see
tho fierceness with which they order
their paper discontinued, just hh
though that would teach the editor to
"never do it again."
During the past three years tho edi
tor of this paper has been in contact
with a number of such people, and in
one or two cases, where an error was
made, we have promptly righted the
wrong, even though we lost the sub
scriber's good will. In one instance
wo had two people on our back about
the same article, each one claiming he
had been misrepresented in a certain
dispute between them.
Hut about the smallest thing for a
person to become angry over was a
very brief statement in the write-up
of the P. E. O. entertainment in last
week's issue of Tiik Cjiikf. "After
paying a very nice compliment to one
of tho soloists on the program, the
author of tho article went to say that
"It was a little unfortunate that dur
ing tho pianissimo movement in the
solo the piano accompaniment was so
loud as to almost drown her music for
those in tho rear of tho building."
The lady who played the accom
paniment took offense at the criticism
and proceeded to read the riot act to
the editor. The editor is no musician,
and was not present at the entertain
ment, so tho lady was referred to tho
author of tho article, who is well in
formed in musical matters, and she
proceeded to give him a berating.
The lady btated to us that the accom-
Reunion committee of the G. A. It.
is working over time on the program,
for their coming event and expect to
announce their speakers very soon.
Thus far the committee has received a
promise lrom Congressman Norris for
an address and it is using every etl'ort
to secure Gov. Iloeh of Kansas for the
.same purpose. While the governor
lias not promised as yet those having
tlie matter in charge are very hopeful
that they will secure him. Other good!
speakers are also promised. Tho W.
R. C. lias been doing some-hustling tjo
and announces thatMrs. Abbie Adujuv. ,
national president of thafa body, wJili,
give an address .In l ?1 TlfSyf:
These speakers, together with tlio ex
cellent music and otlier attractions
provided, will make the event the best,
the local Grand Army post has yet of
fered to the public.
Hit by Hall.
During Wednesday night a severe
rain storm, accompanied by hail,
swept down from the north add left
considerable in its wake. In town the
hail was not heavy enough to do any
damage but a large dumber of trees,
were twisted and broken by the wind.
Northwest of town the hail was much
more severe and damaged some of tho
corn fields badly. At Pat Kellett's
the damage to the growing crop was
almost complete as tho storm center
seemed to pass directly over his farm.
Several other farms also suffered more
or less. The storm was tho heaviest
of the summer although it was not
accompanied by much electricity. Tho
report was current about Red Cloud
yesterday morning that Mr. Kellett
had been injured during the storm
but this proved to be without founda
tion. We Have a Band.
If enthusiasm and earnest desire to
make noise count for anything Reel
Cloud ought to take of its hat individ
ually and collectively to the juvenile
band which has appeared in our midst
dnring the past week. Under the
leadership of Hilly Carson this aggre
gation of coming musical monstrosi
ties are making rapid progress and are
rnow willing to make dates for sere
nades and well, in fact, almost any
engagement upon suggestion from
those desiring their services. They
are giving open air concerts each even
ing and oftentimes at such hours that
the sleepyheads are forced to arouse
and bestow benedictions upon them
for keeping them from sleeping their
heads off. The band will be useful
when the matrimonial market gets
busy in the fall.
County Court News.
July 23 Hryden Trimmed Hat Co.
vs. Hadell, continued
July 21 International Harvester Co.
vs. Shirley. Petition withdrawn.
July 2.r Robinson & Hurden vs.
Elmer M. Crone, attachment set; down
for 30th. . , .
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