The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, October 19, 1906, Image 1
I. I Subscription I I $1 a, Year I I in, Adveunce THE RED CLOUD CHIEF Eight Pages All Home Print sepsigssjsfeiBfc?mem VI VOLUME XXXIV. RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, OCTOBER 19, I HOG. NUMBER 12 v n s (. t Dr PRICES CREAM Bawn Powder Made from pure, grape cream of tartar Makes home baking easy. Nothing can be substituted for it in making, quickly and perfectly, delicate hot biscuit, hot-breads, muffins, cake and pastry. Insures the food against alum Pure, Healthful, Reliable PRIOE BAKING POWDER CO, CHICAGO NOTE. If mixtures called baking powder are oilercd you at lower price, remember they nrc mostly made (rem alum, a metallic ucid deleterious to health. NcNENY'S BIG FEE. Gets $1,250 for Prosecuting Farmers & Merchants Bank Cases. At a meeting of the city council hold last night for the purpose of taking some action regarding the fee of Her nard McNeny as attorney in the case of the City of Red Cloud vs. the J. W. Moon Estate ct al., Councilman Rob inson moved that Bernard McNeny be instructed to turn over to L. II. Fort, city clerk, the balance due the city, S2,0()0, being the amount collected by McNeny from the Moon estate, less 81,250, deducted by him for his uttjir- ney fee in the case of the City vs. The stronger hold on the trade of the country. These congressmen are not narrow minded men, but have boon drilled in the relentless mill of years of experience. One of the Iowa con gressmen lias made the remark that he is opposed to the encroachment of the catalogue house on the homu merchant for the good reason that in the sending of money to an unseen and unknown merchant, gives Unit merchant an opportunity to practice unscrupulous tatics upon the un suspecting customer. As we have said in the beglning of this article it is the object of the pro moters of the catalogue house to drive Michigan Trust Co.. and fee in case of tMe home merchant out of business Business College Notes Any student of the high school who will sell five tickets for the college lecture course will be, given a student's season ticket for the whole course free. Now, students, is a chance to get five good numbers of the best !yceum on the, road for about a half hour's work. 11 thom before Tues day, October 2.'1, so each can reserve the scats at that time. Mr. Dietrich made n proposition to the teachers of Webster county to give a series of free entertainments in the school houses if the teachers would furnish transportation and lodging. A number have accepted and the dates are fast filling up. Teachers, set your dates now for this winter if you want to get the entertainment. We are glad to note that the Com mercial club has taken up the court house deal and we hope the club will succeed in the work of the petition. The executive committee of the club should tell the other members of its doings and let them also help agitate the work. Some students of the Chartier short band system who have- been in class only two weeks have taken letters at the rate of 03 words per minute and were able to read the same in fifteen seconds. Of course this is studied matter. The next term, beginning the 12th of November, promises to more than double our enrollment. All those who are going to attend this fall should be ready to start then, as new classes will be organized at that time. The football boys are beginning to tmnk the other towns are afraid of them, as so far they have been unable to get any games. Our team is going to be a good one. Mr. Dietrick made two talks at Stanford, in Harlan county, on Sun day school work last Saturday, re turning to Red Cloud in the evening. In the ciphering contest among the girls Miss Ilines won first and among the boys Hay Palmer was first and George Corner second. In the spelling contest Friday of last week Miss Lena Hermanson was first and Miss Lois Beckwlth second. Don Clark, of near Smith Center, ranked highest in the arithmetic ex amination this month. .Karl L..Kaloy of Rldgeville, Ohio, writes asking about the new system of shorthand. The girls have received their basket ball and are now having some nice games. Clarence Carpenter is a new student this week. JOHN 0. YEISER. "BOSS." -our John" Seems to Be Running Things In Omaha. John O. Yeiser, formerly of Red Cloud, has a death grip on the politi cal situation in Douglas county, ac cording to the Omaha Examiner, which hands out the following to our former townsman: "The Republican party of Douglas county is between the devil and the deep sea Guv. John Omaha Yeiser on the one hand and Guv. John Hard ware Mickey on the other. Yeiser, who at times successfully enacts the role of mischief-maker, played a big bluff on the Republican legislative nominees, and won out. In consider ation of withdrawing his contest in which he had not the shadow of a chance of winning the nominees vir tually pledged themselves to Yeiser to vote for an Omaha man for United States senator against Trust Buster ltrown, the choice of the Lincoln ring. And this has raised a sirenic shriek among Uuster Brown's coterio of would-be public pie-biters. They threaten to array the whole state against Douglas county and inflict condign punishment upon it in the coming legislature. That's what the Lincoln pirates have been trying to do for many years, but as yet have not succeeded to any great extent for the reason thus the great majority of the people of Nebraska are not inimical to the interests of Omaha. In fact they are proud of their great and growing metropolis. They are not a lot of pin-heads, but are broad, liberal minded and go-ahead people, and are not seriously inlluenced by the capital clique, whose members are always en deavoring to impose upon the property owners needless burdens of taxation. The people of Nebraska are aware of the fact that Douglas county contains one-tenth of the population of the state and pays one-tenth of the taxes. Therefore Douglas county is entitled to cut some ice in tdo public affairs of this commonwealth. "Yeiser holds the Douglas county Republican legislative nominees In the palm of his hand, and they'll have to dance to his music. Great Is Yeiser, but some Republicans are of ;he opin ion that he is decidedly fresh, as he the City vs. John O. Yeiser et al., now pending in the supreme court. Ayes, Warren, Wolfe, Diederich; nays, Rob inson. Following is Mr. McNcny's proposi tion for settlement: "Red Cloud, Neb., Oct. 18, 100(5. "In consideration of the payment to me of SI, 2.10 attorney's fee, I hereby agree to prosecute the case of the City of Red Cloud vs. John O. Yeiser et al., now pending in the supreme court, and without further charge, and to defend the city without charge in any action commenced by any other attor ney or attorneys for the collection of any fee in either of the above men tioned cases, and to attend to any fur ther matters in the above cases with out further charge. "llKHKAMl McNKNY." FOR A NEW COURT HOUSE. Joint Mcetlnft of Council and Commercial Club to Boost Improvements. The executive committee of the com mercial club and the city council held a joint meeting Monday afternoon for the purpose of discussing the water works situation. At this meeting com mittees were also appointed to visit the various towns of the county and circulate petitions for a new court house to replace the ramshackle affair now in use, and which was built by the Burlington railroad twenty-five years ago. In the matter of the water works improvements the work was turned over to II. E. Grice, who will have full control. It was decided to furnish Mr. Grice with men and material with which to complete the work inaugur ated by himself and Mr. Potter. After this work is completed, the repairing of the old north well will be taken up. It was conceded that the work already done by Mr. Grice and Mr. Potter had doubled the supply of water in the south well, and, in view of this fact, Mr. Grice was authorized to go ahead and complete the work. and If they succeed In doing so, it means the ruining of our beautiful and home-like towns. When you have depleted the home town you have done much toward depreciating the value of the farm lands. So this Is a ques tion that not only is of vital interest to the retail merchant, but it is of just as much Interest to the citizens of our towns and to the farmers. It would certainly be a denloruble condition If we were obliged to send away for the most of what we need because our home merchants have been driven on of business by the catalogue houses. These concerns must pay for their goods just the same as the merchants at home, and someone must pay the millions of dollars they spend every year in advertising their business. On top of this expense Is the thousands upon thousands of dollars they pay every month for rent of the buildings they occupy, besides the additional expense of an army of clerks. The home merchant is not called upon to meet any of these expenses. It seems the most of us should have inbred pride.enough to prompt us to trade at lTome. TWENTY YEARS AGO The Rock Island. That there is an opportunity for Red Cloud to secure the Rock Island cut off there is no doubt, and every citizen of this city should organize himself into a committee of one to work to that end. Work on the cut-off has al ready been begun at Nelson, Neb., and at Almena, Kan., and it is said on good authority that the line will not follow the survey made through tho north part of the county, but will run farther south if the proper inducements are offered. Red Cloud can not afford to overlook this opportunity for secur ing the great rival of the Burlington road. We are in a location which would almost guarantee the building of shops and making this a division point should we succeed in diverting the road to this city. Another point to 'be looked at is that, should we secure the Rock Is- Th ritl.ii lAl.i U.. uim, uiu jMiruuiriim WDU1U DO COm- The Cities Aftalnst Home. nullL(1 to r(mnvAR llim,lf , The farmer has seen many chantrcs f-n. .... .n.. .. .. , . ,. ... , - ' ".v"w i lumi, ? inn' in nu iioe re- tithe manner of the controlling and ' Uy thu wrltcr hcjml lncnt the conducting of business In the past I rftilroaa men (liKi;ussil l,urn,rtoIl few years. From the tiller of the soil ' matters. and t.l...v l,.M,n.i !... ... being able to control the markets of ol(1 Innln Hmj wnK t() bu re.cstllljl,KUud grain that power has slipped from through Red Cloud and this city mu.mmmn.il uy tU ,,., ,. division nnlnt. Tl. ,.,4 is worth looking Into. lnm until it 'is manipulated by the grain operators of large cities. He Is ' uncertain as to whether he will re ceive adequate compensation for his efforts. The latest effort In the con centration of business in cities is to talce from the farmer and residents of Foot Ball. The strongest football team Red Cloud has ever had has just been or- the smaller towns their opportunity to ganized under the name of the "Red buy their necessities at home and re- Cloud Business College Football Team." quire them to send their money to und arragements are being made for cities. Perhaps the strongest factor ' series of games to be played this in this destruction of home markets Is , full and winter. Practice has already the concerns known as catalogue begun, and from the enthusiasm dls houses. Their aim Is to, If possible, I played It can readily be seen that the drive the retail merchants located In the towns of all states out of business. Tho home merchant has repeatedly complained to his patrons and asked them that instead of sending their money abroad for what they need to give him tho opportunity of lllling, their orders and hau offered to do so at prices as low or lower, for tho same quality of goods.as that offered by tho catalogue houses. Our members of Congress have been aware of such conditions and every boys mean business. President Paul S. Dietrick of the Business College Is manager, Prof, A. J. Dietrick coach, Ray Palmer captain and the other members of the team, so far as an nounced are: Smclser, Arnold, Frame, C. Martz, Buchenau, L. Bradbrook, G. Bradbrook, Burroughs, Hamun and Dickey. Positions have not yet been assigned to the players, but, there is plenty of time for that. A good, strong foot ball team Is a good adver tisement for any town, and tho Busi ness college eleven should receive the Items of News Found In Tho Chlof of Twonly Years Ago This Wook y v v The brick for the Moon block is ar riving daily. The Miller-Cottlng building Is ready for the roof. Rev. Geo. O. Yeiser was on the sick list Monday. L. A. Ilasklns is the boss potato raiser of the county. Fred Hummel Is attending thu Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows this week. A gang of railroad surveyors took the level, of Red Cloud on Thursday and Friday. C. W. Kaley has added to the beauty of his new residence by building a handsome picket fence. 1). F. Scott killed a chicken hawk this week which measured three feet from tip to Up of wings. The city council has passed an ordi ance making It unlawful to keep saloons open after II p. m. Jim Ferman can't be touched with a ten-foot pole since his baby took the premium at the fair as aheavy-weight. A. C. Campbell was appointed super intendent of the Edgar and Mine Hill branch of the B. it M., on Wednesday. Elmer Elliot, ofTonica, 111., brother-in-law of J. S. Emigh. has bought a furm In this county and will locate here. Fred Kick last Tuesday had the mis fortune to run the blade of his pocket knife completely through one of his hands. Muo Hill Times. John Tomllnson, chlof marshal at the fair, Is to be credited with keeping good order on the grounds and for a good deal of the promptness with which tho program was carried out. On Wednesday, while Misses nettle Skeen (now Mrs. John O. Yeiser) and Carrie Brown (now Mrs. James Picker ing) were out riding their horse be came frightened at a dog" chasing a chicken, and ran away, tearing tho phaeton to pieces. The girls jumped out and escaped Injury. Cowi.ks J. C. Waller's new residence is rapidly ncarlng completion.... The six-year-old son (Jack) of J. C. Waller had his arm broken last Saturday by being run over by one of the ball players. Scott Sam I lea ton has bought out Mr. Porter and Is getting to be quite a land owner.... Thomas Kennedy is building a new brick house.... Our postmistress cut the end of her finger off with an ax.... Mrs. Kizer's health Is not Improving rapidly.... The Wal nut Creek- Sunday school was reorgan ized last Sunday, with the following ollicers: Superintendent, Walter Noble: assistant, Mr. Topliff; secretary; Miss Mamie Allbaugh; librarian, MissMollio Kinker. A HATTER OF HEALTH otiu of them nru mr.tm.lv nmtociwl r was but recently a Populist, and needs ' any change in our postal laws, which hearty support and co-operation of tho salting to iceep mm preserved." would give the catalogue house a business men and citizens generally. pOYAl &AKlN5 POWDER Absolutely Pure A Cream of Tartar Powder, free from alum or phoa- phatlo acid MS HO SUBSTITUTE II u1 5iii n m M h t i 3 M .t B (i .81 fl.l i 'A m- . ?' ,-' f 1 li iUJr: jca&Pi i'nwsB enf- .'!..