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VOLUME XXX IV.
RED CLOUD, JEHttASKA, AUGUST 17, IJ)0(.
The Argus Makes a Bitter Attack
Upon Secretary Galuslia.
Whether it is a ease of sour grapes
or just plain malice eut.s no figure,
hut last week's Webster County Argus
took a slap at our former townsman,
Secretary of State Calusha, for which
there can be no justification. Two
years ago Tin: Cuii.r advocated the
nomination of Mr. Calusha for the
higliolllce to which he was afterward
elected and has since filled wiMi credit
to himself and to his townsman. The
Argus, in line with its usual policy,
was very chilly in its support, and for
that reason when Mr. Calusha had a
little patronage to give out he gave it
to Tin: Ciui'.r. Anyone who can read
between the lines can readily see the
reason for the Argus' bitter attack
upon Mr. Calusha, who has written
an open letter and which we take
pleasure in publishing. Mr. (Jalusha
needs no apologist and is amply able
to take care of his own interests, lie
is the only ollieer in the state house
who has had the courage to stand for
what he thought was right, in the
face of the criticisms of such rotten
newspapers as the Nebraska State
Journal, the Omaha World-Herald
and some others nearer home. Head
what Al has to say for himself:
To the Editor Ciiiki": Allow me to
answer some of the assertions of Edi
tor Tait in The Argus of last week.
He says that I have been censured by
the press on the amendment ques
tion. 1 have by those who did not
get the amendments to publish.
We .followed instructions of. a former
attorney general, given four year-, ago,
that thirteen weeks constituted a
three months legal publication, and
publishers so understand it.. I wired
the editors to publish not later 'Uitin
August .1th, to please parties interest
ed and to make it doubly sure. The
supreme court has held that supple
ments are a legal publication. So we
"have the opposition both ways.
There was no delay, carelessness or
anything of the sort in sending the
amendments out for publication.
.Friday, August 3rd, was the day set
for sending final copy. Amendments
bad been ready for three weeks.
Tait says I went to the attorney gen
eral for an opinion. This is not true,
for we already had the opinion, and
had no occasion to ask for it again.
As to my coming to Red Cloud last
year to the county convention with
passes in my pocket for those that
voted right, it is equally untrue. The
trouble was I came to thecounty with
out them they were not to be had.
Not a delegate went on a pass from
Webster county. Neither will they
this year. As to the statement that 1
am using passes, and am the only one
among the officers that is. it is equally
untrue. Another slip in his state
ment: As to my being opposed to the
committee on resolutions at our last
county convention, I advocated a com
mittee and asked that a gentleman be
mimed as chairman, that was on said
committee last year and opposed to
passes. I gave the amendments to
Tin: Ciiikp because it is the oldest
paper in the county and has the lar
gest circulation. Itecause it did not
cut the name of L. II. Fort from the
Republican ticket during a former
campaign, and for the reason that
nearly every republican in Red Cloud
endorsed Tin: Cini:r for these Amend
ments this year. Yours truly,
The criticism of Secretary Calusha
charging him with deliberately delay
ing the sending but for publication in
county papers in htate copies of the
proposed constitutional amendment
creating a railway commission, are
not only unjust, but they are made in
bad faith. The whole alleged plot
for the killing of the amendment had
its birth in the brain of the Lincoln
correspondent of an Omaha paper, and
in it he is the sole participant. It
seems natural for a democratic organ
to declare its opposition torailroads,
but its inconsistency is unmasked
when it places in the hunds of these
Nebraska, and Kansas Interstate
Red Cloud, August 27September 1
same railroads a weapon which they
will not fail to Inake use of. Secre
tary Calusha followed the example of
his predecessors by sending out the
amendments in time for publication
for thirteen weeks. Not until the
eleventh hour was the decision ren
dered insisting that they be published
three calender months before election.
and then Secretary (Jalusha, though
taken at a great disadvantage, did net.
The action is the result of a confer
ence held a week ago by a committee
of executive officers of the western
roads with the interstate commerce
commission, on the new Hepburn rate
law. The issuance of the important
edict has followed almost immediate
ly. The only exceptions to the new
rule are those specifically stated as
coming within the provisions of the
everything within his power to secure
the first publication of the amendment
in conformity with the new ruling.
Horn of snap judgment and misrepre
sentation, the trumped up charges
against him fall flat because of the
mere flimsincss of the material of
their manufacture. Central City Re
publican. m m
A BIG CIRCUS.
The Enlarged Campbell Bros.' Consoll
datco Shows Beyond Compari
son. The great Campbell Rros.' consoli
dated shows which will exhibit in Red
Cloud, Wednesday, August 2L. has
been enlarged on such a scale of lib
erality as to make it next to impossi
ble to depict its real magnitude. Re
sides enormous additions to the cir
cus proper, the parade has been in
creased, and is now one of the finest
ever seen with this meritorious organ
ization. In the arenic display are
brought together an assembly of the
most famous acrobats, gymnasts.
aerial performers, dancers, funmakers
and sensational specialists in the
world. Most of these artists make
their first appearance in this country
with the great Campbell Rrothers
consolidated shows. Foremost among
these celebrities are "The Flying Le
Vans", the "Mizuno troupe of .laps,"
Hishop Rros., double somersault leap
ers; Nellie Ryland, champion bare
back rider of the world: Cossack Rough
Riders in daring feaj.s of horseman
ship; the great hippodrome races and
other highly sensational acts too nu
merous to mention.
Among the trained animal features
are a herd of performing elephants,
educated horses and ponies, high
jumping dogs and clown mules. The
menagerie annex contains the most
complete, exclusive and valuable col
lection of wild animals from all parts
of the woild.
The street parade will leave the
show grounds at 10 o'clock. Perform
ances at 'J and 8 p. m.
The ireneral sunnosition lm. 1nin
that the'transportation clause of the
new law did not go into efl'eet until
January, but the ground now taken
is that the old interstate commerce
act prohibited the issuance of free
transportation, and therefore the out
standing passes are- illegal anyway.
To get within the law as speedy as
possible an agreement was reached
that all illegal outstanding transpor
tation should be cancelled August .n.
The section of the old law which the
lawyers say prohibits the issuing of
free transposition is one that reads:
"Nor shall any carrier change or de
mand or collect or receive a greater or
less or different compensation for such
transportation of passengers or prop
erty, or for any service in connection
therewith than the amount specified
in the published tariffs."
Called a Pastor.
At an adjourned meeting of the
Congregational church held on Wed
nesday evening the resignation of
Rev. (J. H. Rice was accepted to take
effect September 1. .Mr. Rice will
leave on August 28 for his new field
at Spokane, Washington, to begin
work the first Sunday in September.
At this meeting the church also ex
tended a call to Rev. A. A. Crcssman
of Farragut, Iowa, who will begin
work here October 1. Mr. Crcssman
will be remembered as having visited
Red Cloud just previous to the pastor
ate of Rev. Rice and made a very
pleasing impression on those who
heard him on that Sunday. He was
formerly pastor of the Congregational
church at (irand Island.
Wednesday evening, at the home of
the bride's parents in Stanford, Neb.,
occurred the wedding of Miss Mildred
Thompson, formerly a teacher in the
schools here, to Mr. Sherwood Al
bright, son of l. . Albright. The
wedding march was played by Miss
lessie Wert of this city.
Miss Isadore Ward, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. T. .1. Ward, was united in
marriage August 4, at Florence, Ari
zona, to Dr. F. S. Harlow, son of
Frank Harlow of Carfield township.
They will make their home at Christ
Mrs. Elizabeth Wright and .Mr. Fred
Wittwer were married Wednesday by
Rev. Davis. Roth parties are well
known here, and their marrinire was a
surprise to their numerous friends.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Itoms of News Found In The
Chief of Twenty Yenrs Ago
This Week v
Abe Kaley is home from California.
L. II. Rust has returned home from
Henry Manrer is having a fine
house built on his farm.
(' N W f the liolden Eagle store
is in tin 'iiying goods.
OHv.' u,h little child has been
quite k". a ior the past four days.
There was w surprise party on Mis
Caroline Newhouse Tuesday evening.
.1. II. Kellogg X- Co. have started
the foundation for their brick store
on -till avenue.
M. W. Mann and wife of Texas
weie the guests of Frank Taylor and
wife this week.
loe Ilerburger. a clerk in A. Lau-
No More Passes.
The following from the Lincoln
Star will be of interest to those who
are making the pass an issue this fall,
as it kills that battle cry of the great,
Cir.o.wio, Aug. ir.. Confirmation of
the report prevalent in Chicago rail
road circles that practically all annual
passes issued by western railroads will
Sick With Appendicitis.
Ethel, the 12-year-old daughter of
.John Osborn, was reported seriously
ill with appendicitis on Wednesday
and without the means for proper
care during her illness. At the busi
ness meeting of the Congregational
church Wednesday evening her condi
tjon and need was stated by Pastor
Rice and the elujrch was asked to act
upon the case. Mrs. C. H. Potter at
once offered a room in her home and
Miss Alice Rope volunteered to serve
as nurse without remuneration. In
this way the girl will be taken care
of and it is hoped that her recovery
will be speedy.
Justice According to Law.
lohn Vest got on a "tear" last Fri
day and while crazy drunk used a
buggy whip on Fred Phares, youngest
son of the editor. Charley Kaley
swore out a warrant for his arrest
and he was taken before Judge Edson.
Vest demanded a jury trial, and lifter
a sharp legal battle, and a trial in
which the .'vidence was all against
esi, tne jury found him guilty of as
sault. Attorney Chaflln, for Vest,
.filed a motion to quash the proceed
ings upon the ground that Vest had
not been arraigned, and Judge Edson
turned Vest loose. As our knowledge
of law is very slight, we are in no posi
tion to criticise the action of the judge,
but it docs seem a little strange that
after a jury had found Vest guilty he
could be turned loose upon such a
Card of Thanks.
We desire to express our sincere
thanks to those who so kindly assist
ed us iliirincr tlu wi'lni.it .,! .I....11. ..
Iiiiiittmi ..! ..j... A .....n4 rtf 1. I . . . -
..1.-UW...U .w.w .,llt, jxufrii so, mis ueen our ueloved husband and father,
secured in the offices of the various MitH. IIaiikih Noiii.i:
railroads here. , ' . anu Family.
Following is the ticket nominated
by the fusionists at Lincoln yesterday
For United States Senator, W. II.
Thompson, of Orand Island.
For governor, A. C. ShallenbergCr,
For lieutenant governor, William II.
Creen, of Creighton.
For secretary of state, Carl R.
Coueher, of Wahoo.
For treasurer, Frank C. Uabcock, of
For auditor, J. S. Canady, of Min
den. For land commissioner, S. V. Wolfe,
I or attorney general, L. I.
terbaeh's restaurant, is visiting
Married, by Rev. Ceo. S. Davis, in
this city July Ml, Ezra (loehman and
.Miss Eva Cochran.
M. S. Milliard and family moved to
Indianola, where they will live in
the future on a ranch.
C. W. Francis lost a valuable cow
last Saturday, being struck by light
ning during a severe thunder storm.
Frank Smith has returned to Red
( '" The Homesteader at Akron,
ays he is getting along nicely.
II. W. Ross and wife mourn the
loss of their youngest child, Nathan
C, who died on last Friday evening,
after an illness of four days. x
Wc understand that Mr. loanj, the u
gentleman who is putting up the newrW'
brick block in this city, is a promi
nent stockholder and director in the
Rock Island road..
We notice by a California paper that
C. W. Kaley, representing the Argus,
and .Mrs. (Jardner and Miss Ford the
Helmet, on the editorial excursion,
are in California having a good time.
Miss Emma Ceyer, who has been
visiting her sister, Mrs. J. L. Kaley
for the past three months, was called
suddenly home by a telegram announc
ing the serious illness of her father.
On Thursday evening a number of
friends of Rev. Ceo. O. Yeiser. con
gregated at the Holland IIoum. ,,..
lors. The judge was then invited to
step in a few moments to see a party
on business, but he was completely
surprised when J. N. Richards ap
proached and on behalf of the citi
zens of Red Cloud presented him with
a gold-headed ebony cane, accom
panied by brief but highly interesting
remarks, to which his Honor feelingly
The Teacher Problem.
The shortage of teachers in Web
ster county, at a time so near to the
opening of schools, is a great source of
trouble to all concerned. This county
needs 101 teachers to man its schools
and .Mrs. Caster only has 70 applica
tions thus far. Some of these are
from Philadelphia, Chicago and Lan
sing, Michigan, A part of this defici
ency is duo to the new law governing
teachers, but we imagine that a good
share of the difficulty is tlmf tiw.
school districts are not making the
teaching profession popular because of
Harry Harlow was the victim of a
peculiar accident Tuesday, which
might have resulted much more seri
ously. It seems that he was repair
ing a rifle and when fitting a shell
into the breech to see if the nlunrvi.
would work the shell was accidental
Abbott, ly discharged. Pieces of the cartridge
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on nun nun in me loreueiHi lust above
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son, of Cherry count. vleus of u physjdlin. h f
it ! "!r Y eon"n,hh,on-Oeortfe Mutely hnd his ceh c,ose(1 J" the
lorst, of Polk county; J. W. Davis, of explosion occurred, or he probably
Hllmoro county; Dr. A. P. Fitzsim- would have bcen'blinded by the now
mons, of Johnson county. dr and pieces of shell.
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