Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (May 3, 1907)
RED CLOUD. NEB.
PUBLISH KD BVKKY F I DAY.
Bnnsred In the I'oilnnler at Ned ' ' "id hob
a second (!inm Matter
Paul C. Phab
MAY BALK PEARY
EXPLORER LACKS ABOUT $60,000
TO FINANCE EXPEDITION.
Arctic Club losuc3 Appeal for Contribu
tions from People of the Country.
Commander Believes Success Is Cen
tain If Able to Try Acjaln.
Now York, April 2'J. IjicR of ubout
$GO,000 to llnnnco thu expedition inuy
meat) tho abiuulonmunt of the dush to
the North polo which Commandoi
Itobort B. i' :try has planned lor this
summer. Tho oxploror, who lnu
earned thu distinction -of havlny
reached "tho farthcHt north," and who
truly may ho said to llvo for tho pun
pose of revealing to tho world thu
mysteries of tho polo Itsolf, la deeply
downcast at tho possibility that he
may not bo able to try again.
"Thin Is a work which I must do, a
great work for which 1 waa Intended,"
bald Commander Peary to thu Abho
elated Press. And with a confidence!
that his work must bo helped from
Homowhuro, ho added: "The money
will coino; somehow I fceJ certain ol
that. Hut If I was only assured now,
what n relief It would be, and how I
could concentrate all my energies on
tho details of the expedition. Koincm
her, wu wore but 17-1 nautical miles
from -tho goal on our last trip, it
would he a pity indeed if wo could not
I'cary wants to start from Now York
the latter part of Juno. Ills ship, tha
Itoosovelt, which proved her worth on
tho last expedition, is now boing pre
pared for tho next attack on tha
i.orthern Ico Holds. The great part ol
tho $10,000 already subscribed will be
spent in repairing the boat, and $t!0,'
000 more will bo needed for general
expenses. Tho Peary Arctic club la
caring largely for tho refitting of the
Roosevelt , and it has Issued an appeal
lor contributions from the people ol
tho country, so a total of $100,000 may
lie raised. Tho club feels, as does
Commander Peary hliusoir, that tha
people should share in the next expo
Tho uppropiiutono.i! t( permitting
tao public school children of the na
tion to take part In tho movement hm
been suggested to Peary. It mot with
hl approval, but ho lit in doubt as to
how such a program could be carried
To this gigantic task of discovery
Commander Peary implicitly believes
his fellow countrymen should lend
their interest and support and his ab
solute confidence that he had been
assigned to attain tho goal expresses
Lis conviction that he will win.
Peary says tliut if conditions art
favorable the objects of the expedition
might be accomplished in one season,
hut ho might remain north as long at
three years. He was preparing, ho
raid, for a long and stern battle.
BINGER HERMANN ACQUITTED
Jury Says Oregon Congressman ii
Not Guilty of Destroying Records.
Washington, April 2i. Hinger Hep
mann, former congressman from Ore
gon and former commissioner of the
IIINGBH II BUM ANN.
genornl land oillce, was acquitted ol
tho charge of destroying public rec
ords by the verdict of a jury, which
deliberated twenty-one hours.
BIG PLANT FOR FORT OMAHA.
Contract Let for One of the Largest
Hydrogen Generators In the World.
Washington, April 29. As a prelim
inary stop towards the creation of a
largo experimental station for an
army balloon corps, tho war depart
ment has contracted for tho construc
tion of a hydrogen generating plant at
Fort Omaha, Neb. This will bo one
e tri.r .r i
of tho largest hydrogen plants in the
world, capable of producing 5,000
cubic feet of gas per hour.
Castro to Retire from Office.
New York, April 29. Tho Tribune
says: President Ciprinno Castro ol
Venezuela, according to Information
received hero from two Independent
sources, will retire from office on
May 23. Although this date might sug
gest hero somo other cause for his'
retirement, tho reason Is his continued'
ill health. He will seek recuperation;
in tho mountains of Switzerland.
General Junn Vicente Gomez, llrst vice
president, will succeed him. '
Stromboll Volcano Again Active.
Micaltin Anrll !fl. Thi RtrotnlwiH
volcano Is again in active riiitlon.l
An explosion so strong that the con-
cussion broke a window hero w;ib felt.
Tho peasants were terror stricken.
Tho volcano is throwing out largo
quantities of ashes and clmlure which
are damaging vineyards In both Sicily
Cable Dismisses Detwiler Suit.
Toledo, O., Muy 1. D. J. Cable of
Lima, who sued A. K. Detwiler, tho
man who was indicted in connection , ciflc will, at Its request, be supplied
with the telephone brlbory cases ut , with COO copies, to bo sent to agents
San Frnnclsco, a short time ago In tho J at every station In Nebraska, to fore
common pleiKs court for $20,000, lias ! stall the employment of young boys
dismissed thu suit. Cable asbu4 Judg-1 as messengers or for other services
mont for tho amount for work done.
Tho petition alleged ho was employed
to ascertain the stockholders in the
Los Angeles Telephone company. No
reason Is given for tho dismissal of
Pennsylvania Capitol Graft.
Harrlsburg, Pa., May 1. Testimony
Involving the name of Congressman
Cncuel was given at the examination
by tho capltol investigating commis
sion of ox-Heprosontutlvc S. Marshall
Williams of Pittsburg, who is alleged
to have received $10,000 after ho had
been refused by John II. Sanderson of
Philadelphia, general manager of the
capltol furnishings, a share of tho $3,
000,000 award for electrical llxturcs
for the building.
Ready fo.- Haywood Trial.
Hoir.e, Ida., May 1. Clarence S. Har
row of Chicago and K. F. Richardson
of Denver, attorneys for Charles II.
Moyer, William D. Haywood and
George A. I'cttibone, the men accused
of the murder of former Oovoror
Prank Stouncnborg, have arrived and
announce they aro ready for the open
ing of the trial of Haywood on May 9.
Standard Oil Trial May 13.
Findlay, O., May h Judge Duncan
overruled the motions to quaHi tho lu
iletiiu'iits against the Standard Oil
company and Its constituent compa
nies, lint sustained demunors to the
Indictiiunts found by the grand Jury
in January, 1907. Judge Duncan stated
ho would be ready to hear the first
trial thu week beginning May 13.
riailrcacrj File Fraiy v Schedules.
Lincoln. April 2(1. Kullroad couipa
i.ios of Nebraska hao indicated an
Intention to comply with the new law
requiring the filing of freight sched
ules with the state railway commis
sion. Thu Union Pacific filed its com
v?"l , :.,'. ".": :..:""" i
7" "Vl 7lluT. .11 T
iris one day ahead ot the time limit. ,
whcli is April 2,. The Illinois Cen-
tral and Great Western are the only
iwmir. null nut u UHMIU illj i i;niiuuow,
though requested to make returns.
LAND LOCATERS GET BUSY
Professional Sharks Are Doing Big ,
Business in North Platte Country. I
Omaha, April 30. Information has '
been received at federal headquaiters
In Omaha that professional land lo
cators are doing a lively business in
North Platte and vicinity in making
fake lot aliens on lands that are to be
tnrowu opiu to s-rt t lenient In the
Noith Platte Irrigation district to
n.orrow. Thes-0 lands, emhincing sev
eral hundred thousands of acres, were
w.thdrawu Horn entry at the time of
the establishment of the irrigation dis
trict and have only recently been re
btored for entry under tho Klnkald
and goneinl l.ume.Mond laws.
It appears , Ironi Information re
ceived by the t'nlted States marshal
from North Platte that many profes
sional locators are exacting liberal
fees from prospective homesteaders
Mid am taking them out to lands ge
mote from the lauds that are subject
to entry and assuring them that these
are the lands on which they are to
(lie. The locators invariably point out
a goo jileco of land to their victims
which does not helontr to the irrlmi-
j tion reserve at nil. burls from hnlf a
dozen to twenty miles from the re-
serve. The United States authorities
aro asked to send some one up thtro
to prevent further swindling of thib
'Paw. can anybody tell fortunes by
"No, my sou. Many a niiiii who hits
thought he could bus found by subse
quent experience that he didn't hold
the light oiinls."-( Mileage Tribune-.
One learns taciturnity best nniotig
people wlio have none and loquacity,
among tho . taciturn. Ulchter. . j
NEWS OF MilJIMSJKA.
Snow In Nebraska.
Arapahoe, Neb., April 25. A heavy
unow fell here last night, with a do
cided drop in temperature.
Gilbert L. Laws Dead.
Lincoln, April 20. Gilbert L. Lnwq,
former secretary of state and repre
sentative in congress from tho old
Second Nebraska district, died here
after nn illness of several weeks. Ho
was sixty-nine years old.
Northwestern to Meet Rate.
Lincoln, April 27. Tho statu rail
way commission has gt anted the Chi
cago and Northwestern rallwny per-
mlS'Slon tojneut tho short lino puHsc-n-
Kpr rates of othor roal8- Tho nev j
passenger tariffs will bo publisned
about May 1. The bolt from the regu
lar rate Is expected to bo followed by
Distributing Child Labor Bill.
Lincoln, April 29. Five thousnnd
copies of tho new child labor law have
been received at tho office of the state
bureau of labor and aro being sent
out over the state. Tho Union Pa-
for the company. All persons or com
panies which have in the past em
ployed boys will be sent copies, as
well ns school ofllcials, truant olllcers
nnd others having children in charge.
AROUND BIER OF MRS. SHELDON.
State Officers Attend Funeral of Gov
ernor's Mother at Nchawka.
Lincoln, April 27. Mrs. Julia Shel
don, one of tlio pioneers of tho state
and the mother of Nebraska's gov
ernor, was laid to rest in Mount Pleas
ant cemetery, a short distance from
Nohnwka. State olllcers, her friends
and the pioneers of Cass county at
tended the funeral.
The services were hold at the resi
dence of Vilas Sheldon, a son, Rev.
G. W. Mitchell, of Chadron, an old
friend of the family, pronounced the
eulogy. Governor Sheldon and Frank
Sheldon of Pawnee City were present.
STATE GETS IDAHO BONDS.
Treasurer McBrlan Invests Over $250,-
000 of Permanent School Fund.
Lincoln, April 27. State Treasurer
L. G. MclJrian wired his oillce from
Hois", Ida., that he had arranged for
the purchase of $279,000 in Idaho state
bonds as an Investment for a portion
of the bchool funds of this state. The
Idaho bonds are to bear 4 per cent in
terest, Trensuier MeHrlnn having
bought them for the state at par.
Heretofore the state board in invest
ing nehool funds has beeu paying a
round sum to bond buyers. Trcas-
I urer McHrlan's plan of buying them
j direct thus saves the state the mid
' (Neman's ptotlt.
MAIL MAN BATTLES WITH DOG.
Omaha Carrier Badly Wounded by Ca
nine Thought to Have Rabies.
Omaha, April 27. In avertible bat-
tie win, a dog
. Gon; J. Powers, a letter car-
bUun aml cnewe
, nn, Ul0
, lh(J flesh ,u a
i dozen different places.
Powers was delivering mail and
' was on the street In front of the
; Peterson house when the dog rushed
at him. Powers kicked at the animal,
but not until it had Inflicted a wound
in ills hand tearing thw flesh of the
palm to a depth or nearly half an Inch,
'iho dog renewed the attack immedi
ately utter receiving the kick. Powers
kicked again and then made for the
house, the dog following and bitliiy
him lepeatedly In the lens and arms.
Ho gained the house, and tWe (lu
lled. The police were put on the trail
ol the dog at once and traced him by
means of a trail of dead chickens and
bitlui dogs When the olllcers got
within revolver range they put an
und to the animal's career.
Powers will ho ont to the Pasteur
Institute it Chicago at once.
VAST AREAS OF LAND OPEN.
One Hundred Thousand Acres Avail
able for Entry Since Big Trials.
Omaha, April 28. The trial and con-
lotion of tho land grabbers in the
United States courts In Omaha have
resulted lu the restoration of approxi
mately lou.ooo acres of nubile lands
lor actual and bona fide homestead en-
tries in N
Nebraska. Kverj fraudulent
beeu cancelled or recoin-
mended for cancellation and Is subject
to re-eutrj. l'rom the fact that all
of these fraudulent entries were do
sciibed in the exhibits of tho trials
they have been or will be taken up by
actual settlers, and the land otllces at
Uroken How, Alliance and Valentine
have been besieged with applicant i
tor these vacated entries.
Since the trial and conviction of
Kev. George O. Ware for securing
Irauduleut entries within the U. U. I.
lanch enclosures in Thomas and
Hooker counties many of these can
celled claims aro now dairy farms.
Tno same is true relative to the ro-
stored lands inside thu Krnuse broth
ers pastures in Sheridan county.
New settlers are going into tho coun
try about Ellsworth at the south side
ol t o Big b, ulc ranch nnd several
In the nortliiti part of the Spade
r.tnc i that wer. described In the trials
rect ntly clotc in Omaha have been
fllci! upon by actual Bt'ttlcrs and new
lil.ii!,s aro 1). iig made constantly.
Many ol tl. V. gal fences have been
taken down .. .d other aro cowing
WHEAT IN GOOD SHAPE
But Grain Expert Says Damage Will
E Done If r'.aln Does Not Come.
Omaha, April 30. Advices received
in Omaha nru to tho effect thul H. V.
Snow, t.ho famous statistician, who
l:" l(,, louring the whont region of
the south vc st and west, pronounces
the general condition of wheat lu this
state very good, but he agrees with
other grain nielpi that the crop needs
a good soaking rain, and that if the
rain does not come soon damage will
Mr. Snow declares that the bug
which has been found in the Nebras
ka wheat fields Is the aphis, or green
bug, which has done so great damage
to the growing crops of Texas, Kansas
At Beatrice and Hastings Mr. Snow
put some of tho bugs under the micro
scope, and he says there is no doubt
that they are of the aphis specie.
Thus far they have been found in
Thayer, Hamilton, Buffalo, Kearney
nnd one or two other counties in the
southern part of the state.
The backward spring and cold
weather have damaged the oats crop
or Nebraska from 12 to 15 per cent, It
Is estimated, and the condition of the
crop Is growing worse every day. j
The crop or the southwest has suffered
incalculable damage from the green
bug and the drought.
WILL FIGHT TWO-CENT FARE
Nebraska Railroads May Unite in Suit
Attacking Validity of Law.
Lincoln, April 30. A lotteV from
Union Pacific headquarters to tho
state railway commission intimates
that the roads contemplate resistance
to the two-cent passenger fare law.
The letter is in answer to nn inquiry
from the commission asking why Ne
braska patrons were not being given
the benefit of the two-cent rate on
interstate travel. In reply to this the
Union Pacific says that the lawyers
for that line and others are serjously
disposed to unite in a suit attacking'
the validity of the law The letter t
further says it is Inadvisable to re
arrange its interstate passenger selu d
tiles until the two-cent fare laws of
Iowa and Missouri take effect. There
is a chance, the letter says, that two
cent fares may be declared unconsti
tutional, and it is, therefore, unwise to
change schedules at present. (
The Armour Car Line company, In
a letter to the state railway conunts- j
sion, declines to file its schedule or
rates. The commission has referred j
the matter to the attorney general
Most ol the railroads of the state ,
haw completed their rates schedules j
Members of the commission said that ,
there which had not filed, but had j
shown a disposition to do so, would
bo granted a few days of grace.
Dr. Parr's Sarcasm.
"Ir. Parr," !ahl a young student to
the celebrated linguist, "let's you and
I write a book." "Very well." replied
the doctor. "Put In it all that I know
and all that you don't know and we'll
make a big one."
Once to a voluble and vain young
man who said In his presence, "1 make
It a point to believe nothing I cannot
understand." Dr. Parr said. "Then,
young man, your creofi will be the
shortest of unj man's I know."
Destiny of the Stuarts.
The tiguiCN "NS" thitv a weird part in
the rise anil full of thw Smart, .lames
III. wsi killed lu itlght nenr Itnutiovk
burn In 1-1NH, Mar.v Stuart was behead
ed in lfiss, .lames 11. of Kuglnnri was
dethroned in Hiss, ('hiirl-s Kdwiml
tiled In 17SS. and .Iiiuick Stuart, the
"Old Pretender," was born in U5NS.
the very year that his father abdicated.
beautifully illutttited, 8e J itories
sd atttcU about CalifcMia
and all the far Watt.
TOWN AMD COUNTRY JOURNAL
a monthly publication devoted
to the (arming inter etU of the
rlOAD IF A THBU3AHD WONDERS
a book of 75 pages, containing
120 colored photograph! of $0.73
ptcturewiue ipoU in California '
and Oregon. o-n nc
Total . . . $2.75
Cut out thu advertisement
and tend with $1.50 to
JAMES FLOOD BLDG., SAN FRANCISCO
A 25c. Eotr
I oacli do ..- j
i' tvir;h rr
lui-ucloil timt. ,
.. 1)I!VI(1 ' ,
' us'! r to. i
r w ll
The CANADIAN West
.Th. Best WEST
of tuns of
during the past
year is that the Ca
nadian West is the
best West. Year
by year the agri
have increased In
volume and value.
and still the Caniidlnn Gov
ernment offers 160 acres free
to every bonn lido settler.
The phenomenal Increase In
ratlwny mllcncu main lines
and branches has put almost
every portion of the country
within easy reach of chuicht'3,
schools, markets, cheap ftiel
nnd every modern convenience.
Tho ninety million busliol
wheat crop of this year means
G0.00O.0O0 to tho farmer of
Western Camilla, apart from
the results of other (.'ruins as
well ns from cattle.
For literature am) ItifmmMlon fciKlrrti
Superintendent of Immigration
or Ihe tulltliftj Uomiiuutit Agti.t,
w. v. itr.Nxr.TT
801 Nor York Ufa lttilldliitf
AtiTnnoirti(lliiK noketrh nnddeAcrlittlnn mn
quickly usi rinlii our opinion tree w ni'tlicr'
Invention ih prolnililj tmtiyitulili-. ('oiiimniil
tlnunHtrU'tlyroiitliti'iitlal. IIAHUUUUK on I'uk
sunt froi. Olilmt ncenrr for M-cnrin-I'ute!
I'nteuin titken tlimmrh Uunn ,1 ,;o. it
rjvnm nutter, witimnt. c-imrye, m tu
Scientific J?iner id!!.
A hnnd(imoly lllnstrntpj wocklj-. I.nrsrt lr.
culittloti if any Hcloiitltlr Jouruiil. 'I'oruiH, Vrn
yi-.ir: four mouths, $1. j-iild tyull ui-ivHOiMiler.
(VIUNN & Co.3GBfoad New York
ltrunch Offlco. VX V St., WHBMntauu, 1). O.
rgvu;KTTO(rxn5-.sa.XJtkinwwta6trff t irrff iwewr
8oo policies represent
ing over $2,000,000 in
surance in Webster
county. Now is the
time to get in the
O. C. TEEL,
Insurance and Notary.
Telephones: Country, No. Sfi;
Boll, No. !)9.
against Fire, Lightning, Cy
clones iiixl Windstorms, seo
JNO. B. STANSER,
agent for tho Farmers Union Insnr
aiico Co,, Lincoln, Nob,, the bust ni
sumiico company inthe stte.
INFLAMMATORY HllRl'MATISM CUHKD IN
Morton I.. Hill nf T.ebiuion Iml.. m; "My
wlfo hail InUiuninHtorv Jthetimatlsm In CTeir
uiiikuii; nun junn; liiir MiiTcriiie vthh terntlB
and lier liod.v tinil fino nero mvollen nltnoit be
yonU recoKultlon; hn been In bed hlx ttc1w
1 anrt hurt eight iihyMrlftiv, but recelyou no
I beneni mull ahe tried the Myntlo Cure for
Itlieumatlam. It irave Iinmcdinto rellet and
she was able- to walk about In three davH. 1 am
tire It unveil her lire." Sold by H. K. Qrlco
DrilKKiHl. Itcd Cloud.
Dade's Little Liver l'illh thoroughly
clean the h.Vhtein, good for lazy livers,
makes clear complexions, lnight eyes,
and happy thoughts. Hold by Henry
Cook's drug store.
It Keeps the Feet Warm and Dry.
Ask today for Allen's Koot-Hnse, a
powder. It euros chilblains, swollen,
sweating-, sore, aching, damp feet. At
all druggists and shoe stores, 2.ric
m irfw Mja
Powered by Open ONI