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RED CLOUD, NISlSKASIvA. MAY 17, i!M7
GAVE DP IN DISGUST.
Marquis, the Hypnotist, Couldn't Get
Subtccts to Work On.
I'rof. Clinton K. Marquis, the hyp
notist who has been giving exhibitions
at tin opera house this week, did not
give his entertainment as advertised
hist night. However, he did enough
to satisfy all but this most skeptical
that he was a master of the hypnotic
art. He was badly luindicappcd, how
ever, by being unable, to secure sub
jects for his demonstrations. Very
few people responded to his requests
for volunteers, and. as not all people,
can be hypnotized, he was conlined to
a few tests.
Probably the most ditHcult feat
which he performed was the automo
bile drive Wednesday afternoon. A
committee of citizens drove around
the city in Tuber's automobile and
at the cud of the drive a member of
the party hid a pocket knife, in a box
in Frank Smith's shoe store. I'rof.
Marquis then got in the auto and
started out to iind the hidden knife.
Frank Cowden was the member of the
committee selected to be guide for the
blindfolded hypnotist, but he. evident
ly got to thinking about something
else than the business in hand, for
the professor ran the auto in a zig
zag course until he struck the curb
in front of this otlice.
He next ran into a buggy near the
independent telephone otlice. After
this accident Kditor Tail changed
places with Mr. Cowden. and from
that time on the hypnotist rapidly fol
lowed the previous course of the com
mittee and soon located the hidden
Mr. Marquis made an attempt yes
lt'i:Vy ' euA' Mibjc-i.i I'i llu'.'yjcr
forinunceoH'iaveTiecn given last night,
but failed, and consequently canceled
the engagement. He left on It this
morning for Lincoln, and from there
will go to MeCook. where he will be
all next week.
The Court House Guest Ion.
The people of Mine Hill have caused
the drafting of a petition to the
county conmiissioner.N i asking that a
proposition be submitted to the voters
at the November election, asking that
a .' mill levy be made to establish a
sinking fund for the purpose of erect
ing and furnishing a new court house
for Webster county. The petition is
held up for the present, until a ruling
upon the matter can be had from the
attorney general at Lincoln. The
questions which the attorney general
is asked to decide are: Can the pro
position to make a special levy be
voted upon at the general election'.'
If so. will a separate ballot and ballot
box be required'.' The questions were
submitted by Captain K. Houchin of
this city and ns soon as a reply is re
ceived the petitions will be put in
circulation. The initiative in this
matter is taken by the eitiens of Wine
Hill to demonstrate to the people of
Red (.'loud that it was not because of
animosity to Wed I loud that they op
posed the bond issue. They did not
like the idea of issuing bonds at all.
audit is doubtful it a proposition to
rote bonds could ever be carried, even
for a much smaller amount than was
I'.ut a sinking fund is looked upon
as a different proposition. The peo
ple of the northern part of the county
stand ready to vote for a ! mill levy to
run three years, which, at the present
valuation of properly, would create a
fund of about .50,0()ii. This amount,
they believe, would be sullicient to
build a court house that would answer
the requirements of Webster county
for many years to come, and the
court house would be paid for when
finished. We are of the opinion that
it is our only alternative, and that we
should all turn in and work for the
Another question asked of the at
torney general by Captain llonehin
was in regard to the matter of com
pensation of judges and clerks of elec
tion. The captain believes that the
judges and clerks are getting more
pay than the letter of the law allows,
and if the attorney general sustains
his contention you may hear a "roar."
In the early days, the Captain says,
judges and clerks of election were al
lowed $2 for their services when their
work was completed before midnight
of the day on which the election was
held, and SI if they got in two days.
"Cap" says that nowadays the elec
tion olllcers draw SI for one day's ser
vices, and he thinks they are getting
more than they are entitled to.
(Since writing the above the attorney
general has written to Captain Hou
chin informing him that that otlice is
barred by statute from submitting
opinions for parties other than state
ollicers and county attorneys. The
matter has been submitted to County
Attorney Hlackledge, and he will re
quest an opinion from the attorney
general. A reply is expected early
A Winter Chautauqua Course
Mr. 1). S. Fitchic. advance agent for
the Nebraska Winter Chautauqua Wu
reau, and Rev. .1. V. Kmbrce. pastor
of the M. K. church at Superior, who
is president of the organization, were
in Red Cloud the first of the weelc
making arrangements to put the course
on in this city. A meeting of citizens
was held in the rooms of the lhisiness
College Monday evening and a local
committee organized to look after the
work. The members of the local com
mittee are; 13. .1. Overing, .Jr.. presi
dent; II. It. Clemuions. secretary: A. It.
Sellars. treasurer: Rev. A. A. Cress
man. Rev. Ward L. Austin, William
II. (rabill. C. L. Cotting, K. W. Ross.
I -. .11- Holmes. Dr. 10. A. Thomas. Dr.
R. F. Raines, I'rof. Paul S. Dietrich,
F. !. Turnurc and John Coon.
It was decided that all receipts over
,11ml abqyj'.evpenscs were to go to thul
Utizehs' Wand, and if this (Trganizn
tiou becomes interested in the move
ment it is bound to be a success.
The plan requires the sale of .'lUO
season tickets at S'i.TA) each to guaran
tee the course of twenty regular num
bers, or I'i'j cents per lecture. Mr.
Finbree stated, however, that there
would undoubtedly be forty numbers
in the course, which would bring the
cost down to rl4 cents each. The lec
turers will all be men of recognized
ability, and any live of the numbers
will be worth the price of the entire
course. The place of holding the lec
tures has not yet been 'decided upon,
but Manager Morhart of the opera
house has made a very liberal otfer,
which will probably be accepted. The
lectures will follow each other rapidly
and are all to be given during the
tir.st six weeks in l'.iOS.
Why the Street Sprinkler Doesn't
Perform Its Functions.
A great many people areasking why
the street sprinkler is not run. Mr.
Ilines says that he is ready and wil
ling to run the sprinkler just as soon
as he can get water at a rate which will
allow him to do the work without
losing money. He wants to put a man
on the job, and keep him there, so the
streets will be kept in good condition
at all times. If he can get the watdr
at the rate for which it is furnished
to the railroad, he will keep the
sprinkler going all the time and the
streets will be free from dust. It is
our opinion that the city could afford
to furnish the water free of cost,
rather than continue in the present
way. Mr. Ilines estimates that if he
were to pay the regular r ate for ordi
nary consumers of water he would be
six to eight dollars loser at the end of
each mouth. Can not the council do
somethii.g in this matter'.'
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A SI4 Drunk.
('uitc a little exeitment was stirred
up on the street Saturday afternoon
when Marshal Klnsel arrested "Will'
Sanderson. Will" had on a good jag.
but he knew enough to know he was
up against the "real thing" ami
strenuously resisted arrest. At the
corner of Webster street and Fifth
avenue Will" became so violent that
the marshal was compelled to give
him a crack with his club. "Will"
was arraigned in police court Monday
morning and given a line of S10 and
Business College Notes
Today and tomorrow some of the
normal class will take the county ex
aminations at the court house.
f)u account of double work last week
we neglected the items for the paper.
We will try not to do so again.
Close l'hnigh was graduated from
the college commercial uour.se this
week. Close will "make good" at
whatever he undertakes.
I'rof. Dietrich attended the Clay and
Nuckolls county Sunday school con
ventions last week in the place of
i'rof. Steidley, who is very sick. Miss
Lillian l'ortenier and Fvcrtoit Foe
taught in his place.
The Union (Mass will meet at the
college rooms tonight. We have plen
ty of room here, and we want all to
feel that you have an invitation. The
classes are very interesting and in
structive, and it will pay you to at
tend. Miss Itertha Warlow and Miss Lois
Wcckwith have secured positions in
Omaha as stenographers. They have
been taking our shorthand course and
write (Ircgg shorthand and use the
Oliver typewriter. Miss Warlow and
Miss Wcckwith are our llrst graduates
in the shorthand course.
Raymond Rainier, who has been with
the college ever since it started, se
cured a position in the Red Cloud
depot last weelc and is working his
way up in the railroad business, lie
is a young man you can depend upon
wherever you put hini,jind we pre
dict for him great success.
The students have been quite inter
ested in the work of I'rof. Marquis
tliTrpast wcclw is his work good, oi
ls hypnotism a fake? is asked by
many. There was a .lay when I'rof.
Morse sent the tir.st message over a
wire, and everyone said that it was a
mystery. Was it? Hundreds of schools
teach it today. When Prof. Well first
talked over a wire we could not under
stand ills work. Do we understand it
today? Do you understand how it is
that when Superintendent Wiirroughs
turns a few small levers at the elei
trie plant, every light in the city is
giving forth light? Not ten persons
in the city can tell why, yet all know
that it is a reality. Do we understand
how Marconi can send messages thous
ands of miles through the air? et it
is done. Can you understand how a
good salesman can sell you goods that
you do not want? It is done. The
miracles of Jesus are as hard to under'
stand today as they were in the time
of their performance. Some day we
will understand it all. The professors
running into the sidewalk and buggy
was not his fault, lie was looking
through other eyes, and other eyes
did not direct him right. We bclirve
that hypnotism is as easily learned as
shorthand or (lerman. Cod gave all
the hypnotic power. The salesman
uses it, the teacher uses it. the mother
uses it. the minister uses it, the orator
uses it. aim, in fact, we all use it more
or less. Von can do all the profi ssor
has done in Red Cloud If yon are will
ing to study it and learn it as he lias
done. Don't call the professor a fal.e
Learn all you can. It will do wu
A Fastidious Sr.hoolmain.
There is a teacher in the Red Cloud
schools whose sense of the proprieties
is so delicate that she will not permit
the boys to appear in the school room
without their coats on. ami only the
other day she compelled one of the
boys who had entered the room with
his shirt collar unbuttoned and turned
in, to go out in the hallway ami re
arrange it so it would not shoek the
modesty of the young ladies. This
same teacher would doubtless look
. with admiration upon the girl who
comes to school with her arms and the
upper half of her body so thinly clad
that it would require a considerable
stretch of flic imagination to believe
that they were covered at all. On
warm days the poor boy, are coin
pulled to either tog themselves out in
hideous shirtwaists or sit sweltering
in their coats.
CUAKGED WITH ADULTERY.
"Dor." Wilson of Klvcrtoit Arrested on
n Serious Charge.
("'. .1. Wilson of Rlverton was arrest
ed in tills city last Sunday on a charge
of adultery. The complaint was filed
by Frank Warker, who resides in the
south part of town. It seems that
Wilson came here in April with a wom
an whom he claimed to lie his wife,
and rented a room at the home of Mr.
Warker. Wilson did not spend all of
his time here, but when in town lie
roomed with the woman at the Warker
home. Last Sunday Warker hail some
sort of a dispute with the alleged wife
of Wilson, ami accused her of not be
ing his wife, which it is claimed she
acknowledged to be the ease. Warker
then swore to a complaint for the ar
rest of Wilson anil he was taken lie
fore Judge Reed. A continuance was
taken until Wednesday afternoon, but
when the case was called the state's
witnesses failed to appear. Warker,
the complaining witness, was reported
to have been seen leaving town on
horseback. The woman in the case,
one Mary J. linker, supposed to be
from Norton. ICaii. . had also disap
peared, and it was said she had gone
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to Kansas. The state asked for an
other continuance until some of it
witnesses could be found. Judge Reed
I thereupon continued the case until '.
o'clock tomorrow morning, by which
time it is hoped to locate the moru im
portant witnesses for the prosecution.
It is said that Wilson has a family in
'Smith Center, Kan. lie gave bond for
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