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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF
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RED CLOUD NISKKASKA. NOVEMBER 10, t.MHJ.
WATER SERVICE REPORT.
Commissioner Tomlinson Reports on the
Water and Street Conditions.
John Tomllnson, street and water
commissioner, Ihih submitted the fol
lowing report to the mayor and city
council. Comment would bo, super
fluous: Red Cloud, Nob., Nov. 7, 1000.
To the Honorable Mayor and City
Couneil of the City of Red Cloud:
tfontlemon As street and water
commissioner I wish to respectfully
submit the following report on the
work and conditions of both street
and water since my appointment to
the same fifty days prior to date:
On street work I have graded fifteen
Llocks. repaired forty crossings and
cross-walks, built two new and re
paired eleven culverts, removed fifteen
loads of brush and other obstructions
from the streets, caused seventy-two
poll taxes to be worked and turned in
n list of 205 to the county clerk to be
placed upon the tax list for collection.
There is still a large amount of nec
essary work to be performed upon the
streets, alleys and waterways of the
city which will have to go over until
another year unless some ways and
means "ii be obtained whereby the
work t er done. Ono great
trouble is the indifference shown by
a majority of those who are liable to
poll tax duty, as but one out of every
three shows a willingness to comply
with the law. There are two or three
htrcets that need work upon them, and
need it very much, not only in looks,
"bat on account of the heavy traffic
upon them. In their present condition,
with much rain or snow, they will
soon become impassably, and as every
man liable to poll lax hob been noti
fied they should either turn out or
send substitutes to fulfill their duty
as men and citizens. A nuisance that
ahould be abated is the constant dump
ing of ashes in the streets, and also
allowing waste paper thrown or burn
ed in the streets, as any amount of
paper, by wind and otherwise, gets
away from the person dumping it jbo
forc he gets ready to burn it. During
Vc last heavy rain every culvert and
water-way on Wpbster street from
Third avenue to Fifth avenue became
choked up with waste paper which
had to be removed during the rain to
prevent damage to property.
Some of the alleys in the city are a
sight to look at old tin cans, old rags
and ash piles, and other old plunder
too numerous to mention.
As to the water service, it is in a
deplorable condition, and I must say
it has Lecoine so from one of two
causes cither negligence of those
whose duty it wus to keep it properly
I School Notes jij
a. w. dudlhy, sum. I
The hlato blackboard ordered some
time ago by the board is he re and will
be set as soon as possible.
The chorus and glee club are re
hearsing regularly for the concert
which will be given sometime in De
cember. Kindergarten supplies for the be
ginners have arrived and are now In
use. Two dozen new chairs and a new
table have been added to the depart-,
ment in the way of furniture.
The football team plays Superior
high in Superior today. The follow
ing boys compose the" team: Center,
Jernberg; guards, Ileal and lleekwith:
tackles, Charles and J. II. Kellogg;
ends, llruce and Roy Robinson; halves,
Johnson and Hedge; quarter, Sher
wood; fullback, Smelser.
Many more patrons are visiting this
year than last. Mr. .lames uiinam,
use, and one for millfactory or manu
factory. Also, different service as to
the size of feed or supply pipe. An
other evil which should lfe remedied
is that there shmild be a cheek valve
placed between very meter and the
consumer, thus preventing the meter
from destruction by a backward How
of hot water from boilers and reser
voirs. Also, at low pressure on the
main it would stop double registra
tion of the meter.
Another reason why a more strln-
gent rule should govern the water
service of this city, and in proof of
what I have already said, there were
on October 1st, WOO, over thirty me
ters and meter vaults in a deplorable
condition. Some of these meters were
not registering, and had not been for
a year. Others could not be read, as
the vaults were full of water. Others
were faulty in construction or plumb
ing. Another thing, all plumbers
should be licensed and under bond
One-fourth to one-third of all the
water pumped into the mains during
the last seven months has been a loss
to the city.
In the past thirty days there should
have been 61 COO to 81800 as water
rentals received for the past' seven
months, whereas the receipts in full
nmnnnf. in .V7..ir.. ntid S&.l.l.un of tills
was from the C, II. & Q. Railway Co. I hnml. how lt needed. Sev
Mrtmnntl,,. of J,,K- AnmiRfc nnil cral Pa-TOIM Jiuvo - oujircieu
September, while the amount received i aW""o schedule
i. i.. ., oo .i 'second crades in
for the past six or seven months. The I Let very nm" who fef 8 thus m,U
number of city consumers collected
from is 112, and the number not col
lected from, on account of non-work
ing of meters and other out-of-order
conditions of service upon their prem
ises, is 40. Also, there are old claims
outstanding amounting to about $75
for water service. Not wishing to go
into several other matters of interest
to the city at present, I remain, yours
respectfully, J. A. Tomlinson,
Street and "Water Commissioner.
"Old Folks' Day."
UlRNEI) TO DEATH.
Business College Notes
was a Illaden visitor
Sister of Dr. Dantr.rell Meets Terrible
Fate at Coffeyvlllc. Kan.
Dr. Robert Damorell of this city
wus called to CouVvvlllo. ICim.. hint
,, . , , , , , - Ihe college has adopted bull! and
Sll I Itl'.lll 1. lit. .1 t. . I. .. ... IIIIHItlllMilll.
' " " """'"' .." k blue as its colors.
the death of his sister, Mrs. Fred ,, ,, .. ., ., . . ... ,
' hverett Kemp writes that lie will be"
Martin. Mrs. Martin was burning hero )m,mbfr n. His is the second
some rubbish in the yard at her home number on the college lecture course,
when her dress caught lire. She was A basket ball game will be played
alone at the time, and before assist- between the college boys and the high
mice arrived she was so badly burned
that death ensued about fourteen
hours afterward. Mrs. Martin was
taken to her old home at Waldon, '
school boys this afternoon after
Miss Kda Schultz had a fluo crowd
at the entertainment last Friday
night. Not very many baskets, but
Kan., for burial, Sunday. Mrs. Mar-! they sold well.
tin was the oldest of the Damerell I (Juite a number of the college folks
children, being 05 years of age at the Iiro planning to go out to the enter
time of her death.
Grace Allen Convicted.
From the Lincoln Star.
The district court machinery ground
at a speedy rate this morning in the
representing the Argus, has visited all CIlsu of -ho Btuto against (Irace Allen,
the rooms. The one thing that will ulu " woman uceuseu oi usvi.ul
t nnw Rn1in.i1 liullilimr Is for ln George Hcaton and taking a purse
the natrons to come and see, first eontiilnlnu 810 from his pocket.
the first and
North ward. ,
jury was selected and trial completed
in just six minutes less than an hour.
The jury was out five minutes and re
turned a verdict of guilty.
The assault was alleged to have oc-
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lfnn..1v1iiU.tln Tn nsn n kIiiiio- irau mibuiuBui m.wuiiKi i,
l,.if ..vnm.,.1 hw. "It's un to von. I Ioo- Hcaton is a farmer living eleven
patrons." What will you do about it? (
Pupils had far uctter be placed on half
Tho service Sunday morning at the
Congregational church was unusual
enough to call forth more than passing
attention. It was Old Folks' Day.
This editor does not remember of any
church or pastor giving any notice to
the older members of this community
and it is refreshing to know that for
once they were honored with a service
especially for their benefit.
Rev. A. A. Crcssman, noticing the
modern tendency to devote all Interest
to the young people and what they
are doing or hope to be, qon
ceived the idea of having a special day
for the old folks, and giving a just re
cognition of their past and also their
He succeeded in carrying out his
idea. The center section of the church
conducted, or else by interference was filled entirely with people past
from those who had no right to inter
fere in something they knew very
In the first place, the city should
own every meter itself and the same
should be placed in a properly con
structed meter vault located between
tho curb and the sidewalk with a cor
poration cut-off located in the same
vault, thereby saving time, expense,
material and cost of putting In and
maintaining the same. As I now find
tho location of meters through which
borvico is given to the consumers, it
takes from ten to twelve days to read
all the 'meters, which is caused princi
pally by their improper location,
whereas if they were properly install
ed they could be read in ono day in
summer and two In winter.
Another reason why the city should
own all meters is that there would be
an increase in the number of consum
ers, as there are now about twenty
property owners who have water con
nections upon their premises and are
not using water on account of the
meter expense, and others would ap
ply to tho city for water service If It
was conducted upon business princi
ples. Not only should tho service
have a strictly uniform method for
tho location of meters, vaults and cut
offn, but it should have a new sched
ule of rates for service, which should
"bo classified, There should be a mln
'imuru rate for domestic or residence
time than to be packed together like
sardines in a box. No one will contend
that a such permanent arrangement
is necessary in a prosperous" commun
ity like this, and the arrangement
will gladly be dispensed with as soon
' The Burllnftton's Taxes.
Tax Commissioner Pollard of the
llurllngton road arrived in Red Cloud
last Saturday morning, in his private
car. He was accompanied -by his son
and Mr. Branch, his assistant. Mr.
Pollard made a tender of 810,(100, or
about 00 per cent of the Rurllngton's
taxes for 1900, to County Treasurer
Frahm, which the latter declined to
accept as he had so far received no
instructions from the attorney general
to do so. However, he was assured by
the tax commissioner that he could
have the money any time he called for
it. Mr. Pollurd expressed the opinion
that the tax cases In the federal court
would soon be settled, hinting very
strongly that measures were being
taken to effect u compromise. He,
however, claimed that the railroads
Would win in the end if ' the cases
were carried through the courts. It
is costing the Hurlington railway
miles from Red Cloud, Neb. He was
here visiting the state fair. On the
evening of the assault he had stepped
a few feet into the alley behind tho
Richards block when a woman came
up behind him and flung her arms
about him. Ho tried to shake her off,
and while so doing felt his watch slip
from his pocket. He grabbed tho
woman and secured his watch. Then
she ran, and at the same timei he
found that his purse was missing. He
ran after her out of the alloy and
along O street. In front of the West
ern Union telegraph office he caught
her and tho police were called.
Tho woman alleged that another girl
was with her and that if Hcaton was
robbed, the other girl did it.
Tho woman was bound over in po
lice court on October 9. Sho has
served a term in the penitentiary,
having been "sent up"' for four years
on a similar charge in 1901, under the
name of Grace Gritter. She will re
ceive her sentence in a few days.
tainment at Miss Grace Peterson's
school east of town this evening.
Mr. Dietrich helped on the program
at the Cowles lyceum Wednesday even
ing. Cowles knows how to get out a
crowd and treat outsiders all right. .
A reception will bo given by the old
students to the new ones next Monday
J evening at 7 o'clock. All students
who have attended the college should
feel welcome to attend any meeting
the college might have.
Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich had a very
pleasant time at the church near Illa
den Sunday. They took dinner nt tho
homo of Miss Esther Peterson, who
was home at the time. Those people
around llladcn are of the best.
Mr. Palmer is becoming dlscourugcd.
Why? He has such a football team
that when any other team even hears
of them they quietly say: "We have
all our dates filled." Won't some team-1
muster up enough courage to try tho
Favor New School Bulldlnft.
Our article of last week in regard to
the crowded condition of our schools
seems to luive called forth considerable
comment. We are naturally pleased
to know that the comments wero
i favorable. This district has always
I 4 nlrsiti ft ltftttt it ivrut in urilifisil n iTtt l fii
more than S200 a day In penalties on 1 , , , . ,. ...
.. n ,, , . . at J , rand is over ready to sanction any legti-
lts delinquent taxes in Nebraska. . . , , . , ,,, t
I iTintf. rttitnpnikn ivniili will fit'fimrirt.
The Hurlington taxes now due and ', .. ... , ,, ,
unpaid in this county amount to
nearly 837,000, as shown by tho fol
lowing figures obtained from tho rec
ords in the county treasurer's office:
Total tax.. ...... 818,720.08
unaccepted .... 10,000.00
Total tax 19,132.K8
Ain't paid 1 l.O.IO.Sr.
Total tax 18,127.90
Ain't paid J0.4S 1.25
the meridian of life. The sermon was
eloquent, forceful, encouraging. It
abonded In metaphor, vivacity and
interest. The most striking figure
used was in the comparison of the
mountains of Italy with the mountains
of life. On close view a traveler sees
Mt. Rhine towering to the heavens
surrounded by others of less fame.
He travels a distance and tho lesser
peaks have passed from view. Ho
travels on and on, occasionally looking
back, always seeing Mt. Rhine but los
ing sight of the rest ono after an
other until the last look he sees Mt.
ltlauc only pointing to the heavens. So
the traveler of life starts out with Mt.
Calvary, Mt. Home, Mt. Ambition and
others, but as he journeys on the lesser
ones lose their Interest until when ho
reaches four-scoro-and-ten only Mt.
Calvary possesses any Interest for tho
traveler, but that majestically points
to tho world boyond, where all life's
hopes are to be fully realized.
There were quite a number present
more than 05 years of age, several over
70 and four over 80. At tho conclu
sion of tho sorvice Mr. Crcssman pre
sented each person in tho audience
who was over (55 with a beautiful car
nation and spoke to them words of
Wo wore pleased with this service,
but we wero more pleased to know
that tho "oik folks'' are btill remem-; low claims because there is no money Tho majority for the constitutional
bored. with which to pay them. - amendment in this county was 1410.
tho welfare of the children
A visit to the school rooms will con
vince any one that stops should at once
be taken to provide more room. We
are wondering what the board will do
when it becomes necessary to build
hotter fires. The pupils are compelled
to sit close up to the stove and while
some are roasting others in the rear
arc freezing. Such a condition should
not be tolerated.
Then, too, many cannot attend a fu'l
day's session. Ono half a day at a
time is not enough.
We suggest a large addition to tho
High school building ample enough for
present and future needs.
The olllclal count in this county
shows the following pluralities:
llrown 190, Sheldon 178, Hopewell
Total taxes and Interest
due and unpaid ,837,185.72
Is It any wonder that tho county
Is short of money with which to pay
claims.? Here is S18.459.04 tied up by
the federal court which would bo 258, Junkln 244, Searlo 207, Hnan 239,
available for use at the present time, j McRrleil 2111, Thompson 253, Eaton
Tho 190(1 taxes, amounting to S18.J ; 142, Republican railway commissioners
720.(58, will not be available until next 209, Norrls 180, Thome 379, Raines 50,
August, so thei-o Is no occasion for Renkel 105, Hlackledge 410, Anderson
being in a hurry to accept tho 810,000 309.
.tendered by Tax Commissioner Pol-I Hesse's plurality in Adams county
lard. Meanwhile tho county coinmls-, was 09, making his plurality in tho
sioncrs are compelled to refuse to al- district 10.
Red Cloud 5, Franklin 0.
One of the fastest games of football
ever seen in Red Cloud was played
last Saturday when the Red Cloud
high school team defeated the Frank
lin high school team, 5 to 0. The
teams were evenly matched in weight
and age, being made up strictly of
high school boys from the' two towns.
There was no slugging or other un
fair tactics, and no wrangling over
the decisions. The Red Cloud boys
made frequent gains by line bucks
and end runs, while the Franklin boys
made practically all of their gains by
punting, being unable to get around
Red Cloud's ends or through the center.
During the first half neither goal was
In danger. Franklin got the kick-off
and the lied Cloud boys carried tho
ball back to the center of the field.
Neither side was able to advance tho
ball for any considerable distance and
the half closed with no score.
The only touchdown came late in
the second half. Paul Johnson, who
had been the best ground gainer for
Red Cloud during the first half, was
repeatedly sent around Franklin's
right end for good gains until the
ball was finally landed behind Frank
lin's goal Hue. Smelser failed to kick
a difficult goal, and, with but six min
utes to play, the Red Cloud boys again
carried tho ball Into Franklin's terri
tory, where it remained until tho
close of tho game. .The teams lined
up as follows: v
I'TSANKMN. POSITION. IIKI) CLOUD.
Mason center Jernberg
Ayers quarterback. . . .Sherwood
0. Reed right guard.... lleekwith
Dunlap left guard Real
Croop ...,.., right tackle. .C. Kellogg
Irwin left tackle.... J. Kellogg
Colt rin right end Robinson
C. Reed left end Whitaker
McCartney, .right halfback. . .Johnson
Kessler left halfback Hedge
Short fullback Smelser
Perfeot In quality.
Moderate In prlo
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