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THE RED GLOID CHIEF
I, SI a Year
I in Advance
RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, JULY 5, 1907,
'Z i i-
THE SINKING FUND.
The Blue Hill Leader Has Again Begun
Lust week's Blue Hill Leader con
tains mi article in which it states that
the people of Hcd Cloud are opposing
the sinking fund proposition as out
lined in the petition being favored by
Fred 5und of ltlue Hill, and claiming
that we are working for a proposition
that will give us a 8125,000 court house
if it is left to the commissioners to de
cide the matter.
Mr. (tiind's proposition would limit
the county to a 850,000 court house,
yet those who have made a study of
the matter' assert tint lifty thousand
dollars would build a very inadequate
building for the needs of this county.
In the tlrst place, the people of lied
Cloud are taking no hand in the circu
lation of either petition. During the
fight on the bond question the people
of the northern part of the county
chimed that they were willing to build
a 875,000 court house if the matter
were submitted in the shape of a sink
ing fund instead of a bond proposition,
and many residents of the south part
of the county took the same position.
Captain F. llouchin of liartield pre
cinct, who was one of the strongest
opponents of the bond proposition,
takes the responsibility for the peti
tion which is now being circulated by
him in this part of the county, anil
has the following to say in regard to
"The Leader is either mistaken or
wrongly informed. The petition that
1 am circulating to build a court house
does not call for uSMO.OOO court house.
The petition is'drawn up in the statu
tory form and calls for a levy not to
exceed tlvc mills on the dollar. This
means that the levy cannot be more
than five mills, but it can be less. Not
U exceed live year.s means that the levy
can be made for tivj. year.s, of for a
less time if it is found that a sulllcieut
hum can be raised In less time. We
cannot tell what the court lions, will
cost until the contract is let. Neither
can we tell what amount the levy will
raise until we are ussfsseu. .ir.iiunn s
petition calls for a court house approx
imately 850,000, the money to berated
by a five mill levy running three years.
The taxpayers on the farm say they
are in favor of a good court hou.se, not
one like the Nuckolls eounty court
house at Nelson, which cost, the county
$.'15,000 a few year.s ago and which is
u) inadequate that they are already
asking for fireproof vaults to be placed
in the basement to accommodate the
records. I have been down and in
spected it, and 1 tlnd that the condi
tions are as stated. I believe if we
build we ought to build a suitable
house. F am In favor of voting on a
proposition to build and furnish a court
house to cost, when completed, not to
exceed 875,000. That means not more
than $75,000. It also means that it
may cost less. Let us have, a good
court house. If not, we had better
keep the old rattletrap we have now.
A five mill tax will not burden the
The District Judgeship.
nv .ioiix'm. ciiakkix.
Under the constitution, the district
courts have, both chancery and common
law jurisdiction, and sucj other as the
legislature may provide.
With almost unlimited jurisdiction,
is it not true that the district judge is
more nearly in touch with the people
of his district than any other person
living within Its bounds?
As touching the qualifications of the
district judge, he should be;
First A man of unimpeachable char
acter. Second A gentleman, whether on or
off the bench.
Third A dignified iu.ui
abreast of the times, following the hg.
Islature and keeping in touch with the
supreme court decisions.
Sixth A man wliose social qualities
j re his passport Into the governor's
'"ce and the poor man's cabin, alike.
' vseventh A man wliose heart is in
sympathy with the people, and who
would not sacrifice their good will for
all the olllecs in the world.
FJghth A man in love with the prin
ciples of Kternal Justice.
Ninth A judge who will not listen
to the clamor of the populace, nor
bend to the will of the mighty.
Tenth A judge In whose eyes all are
equal before the law.
Anacharsis, after having seen an as
sembly of the people of Athens, re
marked that he was surprised at this,
that in (Sreece wise men pleaded causes,
while fools determined them.
That was a pretty hard rap at the
Athenian judges, to be sure, but was
doubtless a correct view of the situa
Let no man cast a single "compli
mentary" vote atthe primary, lest that
vote turn the scales In behalf of an in
We should not forget that the inter
ests of the peopleof the Tenth .Indicia!
District are our interests; that their
prosperity is our prosperity, an that
their homes are our homes.
C. C. MeConkey Tells of His Experience
at Snodgrass Hill, Chlckamauga.
('. C. MeConkey this week showed us
a opy of the llryan (().) Press, con
taining an account of a reunion of his
former comrades in arms near that
place. .Mr. MeConkey attended the re
union there last year. Among the ex
periences, related ny tlie veterans was
the story of the hardships at Andcr
sonville prison, related by Alexander
MeConkey, a brother of C. C. Their
regiment, the Twenty-llrst Ohio, were
the last troops to leave Snodgrass Hill,
Chickamaiiga. and all but sixty-six of
them were finally taken prisoners and
landed In Andersonville prison. C. (.'. with great ova
McConkey was among the fortunate i tions. His "Coin
few to escape, after having been cap-! ing .Man" should
til red three times, and finally succcded be heard by every
in joining (Seneral Thoinas'Jforees.who young man In the
were covering the retreat from Chicle-. land. Mr. (Scar
aiuauga. Only eleven members of hart will be with
i Company K.Mr. McConkey's company,
succeeded in making their getaway.
i Mr. MeConkey savs that some day he
hopes to be able to entertain the sur
vivors of his company at his home in
this city, as they make a practice of
meeting at the home of one of the mem
bers at least once a year. We can give
assurance that they will receive a
hearty welcome If they decide to be
come Mr. McConkey's guests.
Stoiiaok One roon in the MetSuire
building. Jas. McGillitK.
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When you buy a Mower, buy a STANDARD, for the following reasons: You can line up
the cutter bar when it droos back or out of line. You can make the sections register in the
J center of the guards.
PQOT LIFT that ever was made. I have
Crack Cananlan Band to Open the
Chautauqua Hon. G. A Gcarhart.
Monthly. July 2, will be the opening
day of the lied Cloud Chautauqua and
on that date "The Kilties" will gives
two L'rand concerts. This- is the only
Canadian band which was engaged for '
the World's Fair at St Louis, and they I
are now at the Jamestown Imposition. '
On their appearance in this city a year
ago at the opera house they were given
a . Icudid ovation and pleased the
large crowd that greeted them.
The above is a picture of the leader of
this famous band. We can assure our
readers that these two numbers alone
are worth the price of a season ticket
lion. (!. A. (iearhart of ISulValo, N.
Y.. is known as the man who always
returns, lie has a message for the
people which has
I been received
us Sunday, An-
' gust , at .1 p. in.,
i and his subject is
to be "Footprints
of the Centuries."
W. B. Wire, su
schools of McIIenry county, Illinois, I
says of this lecture: "It was by far
the best lecture ever ottered to the
citizens of this community."
Ulack or white long-wr isted gloves
Si. 50 per pair. F. Newhouse.
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MORE DIRT THROWN
Guide Rock Signal takes a Hand at
"In speaking of the attack of hood-
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'l,ls """ "eioilH r urt fount
the Chief editor has reference to the
"Ki'tnway" made by himself and the
gcntlfeincn mentioned just after the
KIU,lt-. warmer reception awaited j
thum in town and somebody giving
them the tip. they "hiked" for home,
We are sorry that the (Jiilde Hock boys
do not come up to the Chief editor's . Colby, aged 10. drove past in u buggy,
standard of manliness, and wonder why ' and seeing the defenseless condition of
( he and his crowd did not set a better the girl got out of the rig and grubbed
example last week when they had an the girl. A handkerchief was tied
opportunity. Alas, too many boys over her mouth to prevent her scream
(and men too) cannot behave when ing. While Colbv held her two little-
away from home." Signal,
Whatever kind of u "job" the Guide
Koek gang had hatched up to spring on
the umpire we do not know. What we
do know was that we drove through
the main street of the town as far as
llurr's barn, where the team was i ed at what they had done, got into
watered, then back again to where the , their buggy and drove away. One of
road turns west to the lied Cloud. On the little boys ran to the nouseand told
this trip three stops were made, and his mother what had occurred, and.
with the exception of the clod throw- when she ran to her daughters assls
lug incident and an insulting remark ; taucc she found her lying on the ground
from Don llayliss (who is probably the ; in an unconscious condition. The au
author of the above), we were not mo- thorltles were immediately notified and
tested. The writer of the article in ' parties went in pursuit of the young'
the Signal says he is sorry the (Snide , brutes. They were captured about 1'
Hock boys do not come up to our ideas o'clock Tuesday morning and taken to
of manliness, yet he encourages them ' Kiverton, where they were identified by
and applauds them for what they did, tlie girl as her assailants. Colby con
anil insinuates that further violence fessed to his share of the assault, but
was contemplated. It is a cinch that ' llaxter refused to plead, and both were
the lied Cloud boys behaved much bet-j taken to llloomliigton and lodged in
ter than did thcOulde Hock boysduring
the game, and afterward. Perhaps
they don't know any better, though.
V want it understood that we are not
defending the rank decisions pf the
umpire, who did his best to even mat
ters by giving the (Snide Hock boys two
or three runs to which they were not
entblcd. We have seen a great many
, baseball games In the past twenty-five
years, and we are bound to say that
l we never saw a home team and crowd
treat a visiting team so shamefully as
our boys were treated by the (Snide
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Pad, a new invention. Addres Allen
S. Olmstead, Le Roy. N. Y.
The bites and stingH of Insects, tan,
sunburn, cuts, burns and bruises are
relieved at once with IMnesalve Carbo
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Sold by Henry Cook's Drug Store.
never drops with the
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YOUNli GIRL ASSAULTED
Two Rlverton Youths Charged xlth s
Very Grave Offense.
Word comes from Hlverton of a very
aggravated ease of assault which oc
curred at that place last MoikIav eft"
nlng. It seems that a sixteen-year-old
girl named Cowan had been sent out
into the yard to take the clothes from
the line, and was accompanied by her'
two little'brothers. A youth named
llaxter, aged 22 anil another named
brothers, llaxter committed a brutal
criminal assault upon tlie little girl.
The little boys were kept quiet by
threats of death if they cried out. When
llaxter had succeeded in his pnrposir
he and Ills companion became frighten-
Real Estate Transfers.
For the week ending Tuesday,
July 2, furnished by the Fort Al
,htraet Co., U. II. Fort, Manager,
I ii,el.t j, Uuines to Josephine 8
lgou.lts:i,2,blk 15, Hed Cloud,
losephene Igou to Helen C
Haines, Its 2. 5, blk 15, Hcd
V 111 ill I
Addie Nelson et al to 12 II Cox
uw ,'tl-l-l I
Oscar I Jmlgreii to David II. Lar-
rick. sell)-:i-lM. .,..,
August Clhleii to Fred Vogel
Jr., e so 2:i-l-lo
David Watson to William 1-2 Wat
son, se .'t'J-l-iy
Washington Heed to .PC Hurt
man, lots, blk 10, lHaden....
W A Kuertn'er et al to Henry A
Kuertner, n3 ne 5-3-1 1
Mortgages filed, 823750.
Moitgages released, 807(50.
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