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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, AUGUST!), 1007.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE
For the Spread of Contagious Diseases
In Red Cloud?
Dr. Wilson of Lincoln, representing
the state board of health, waseallod to
Red Cloud the latter part of lust week
to investigate what was thought to be
:i ease of diphtheria, in the .south end of
town. A few dav.s ago. on July !'-'. the
three-year-old daughter of Mr.and Mrs.
C. Peterson died from what wnssuppos
odtobe diphtheria, although the death
certificate showed that the child died
from bowel trouble. The child was
burled at night, which gave rise to the
suspicion that all was not right. Clara
Osborne, daughter of John Osborne.
was called in to help out with the
housework while the Peterson child
was siek, and when she went home the
attending physician gave her an anti
septic to use, at the same time declar
ing there was no danger. Shortly af
ter the Osborne child was taken sick
and Dr.Moranvillo, the family physician,
was called in and he pronounced the
trouble to be diphtheria and imme
diately ordered the house quai untitled.
There was some complaint aboutstart-
ing a diphtheria scare while the Chau -
tnuqua was in session, some physicians j
claiming that thedisease was-not diph-!
theria, so Dr. Wilson was sent here '
to investigate. He had no hesitancv in
pronouncing the disease diphtheria In ,
its most iiiiiliiriiaiit form, and on the
strength of his recommendation two
other houses wore quarantined the
homes of John Cnlbreth and tieorge
Bibliey. Owing to the timely precau
tions that were taken the children who
were victims of the disease are well on
the road to recovery and there is little
or no danger of the ilisea.se spreading.
The houses in which the Oalbreth and
Osborne families lived were regular
hotbeds of typhoid and diphtheria, in j
both cases the floor having rotted
away and the walls stripped of t.he J
paper by the rodents that swarmed
beneath the floors. The root's have
rotted away and the walls reek with
rain and slime that lias stood in them
for years. It is remarkable that there
have not been more cases of contagious
disease, considering circumstances.
As the houses arc in such condition '
that there, is no possibility of thor-'
oughly disinfecting them, they should j
be condemned and burned down for
the sake of the other children. We un-
derstand that the city council took
action on the matter last night, though
it was not dcllnieely nettled what
should be done.
It seems a shame that such condi
tions are allowed to exist in a civilized
community, and those who are charged
with responsibility and neglect their
duty will some day be called to an ac
counting. BASE BALL
Red Cloud 13. Bloomlnfcton 1.
Jloforo the game .Monday there were
nil sorts of rumors as to what ISloont-
ington was going to do to lied Cloud.
inn tlie ont-eoine of the irame was a
repetition of what Red Cloud had been
doing to all the visiting teams for the
Dunn and Cook were in the points for
Itloomiugtou, while Rciuiott and Sunn-
ders pitched and caught for Red Cloud. ,mi,,y lj?ummt ()f tmy MR.,; illU.nt,iis
lUooiuingtoif.slone score came in the on hjs ,mrt,. The World-Herald's arti
third inning, when Lantz hit a safe eie follows:
one and came home on Sohobel's two- j ',oiii Auld, the Lincoln banker who
bagger into center Held. Nelson's and is to take 'Doc' Rlxby of the Lincoln
Uradbrook's relay was a trillc too slow, .lournal with him as his guest on a
and Lantz scored
The Rod Cloud boys started the lire-
works iu their half of the third, when
they scored three runs on clean hits, this hard old world in obscurity, hero
They got three more in the Hfth. three tofore. Rut from this time on he will
in the sixth, three iu the seventh and shine in a reflected light. The people
one in the eighth. Dunn couldn't stand of Nebraska have a warm place In
the. pressure after the sixth, and re- their hearts for tue genial philosopher
tired in favor of Hall, who did not do whose 'Daily Drift' makes the Lincoln
much better. Journal worth while, and they will
One of the nicest plays seen 011 the speak of Tom Auld, banker and pluto
home diamond this season occurred oral though he, he, with words of lov
when Holmes, l'looinington's first base- ing kindness for having been good to
man, jumped about ilftecn feet in the Ami Leander llixby. It will be a clear
ulr ami pulled down an overthrow case of 'friend of my friend, friend of
tlat would have let in two scores. mine.'
7 The Red Cloud Mn fluid got three ' "The good things of life tend to
double plays. , eqxiali.e themselves, ufter all. 'llix,'
Red ClOUd 2, Webber 0 !
The Red Cloud boys certainly were j
up against a hard proposition Tuesday '
when the uirirrcimtlon from Webber. I
ICan., marched out on the diamond.
The Webber boys brought along a
couple of the Rurr Oak team, but they
had better played their, own men. for
it was the errors of the Hurr Oak boys
that let in the two runs scored by Rod
Cloud. Of course the Red Cloud boys
-knew they were up aguinst a hard
proposition and they watched every
move of the visitors. Krnest Colbert
of Teeumseh did the pitching for Ked
Cloud, and he is "there with the jimp
son." Colbert will stay in lied Cloud
and be the regular pitcher for the team.
lie is a fast fielder at his position, as
well us a good sticker, though he win. j
unfortunate Tuesday in not being able
to hit safe. "Little Hrad"did some good
stick work for Red Cloud but for that
matter all of the boys were able to
connect with the ball. The only error
made by the Hod Cloud boys that
amounted to anything occurred when
Tommy Lain let a slow grounder slip
past him at second, but he redeemed
hhii-lf almost immediately by getting j
1" " !l lasl ionmi una retired me
Webberltes. Ernest Mines made a
,ilU! piek-upof a hot grounder in right
iMd etching a runner at the home
l),!lU'- Tmt Wiis t,u; '"'b' ihm' t,u; K"
Wls W were in danger of scoring, and
m,li' again did they have a man
In this game Leslie. Craves did some
umpiring that would have done credit
to a national leaguer. In fact all of
his dceisionsappeav to give satisfaction
to everybody. There was one very
close decision when a Webber man was
called out at the home plate on Iliues'
throw from the right Held, but almost
everyone was willing to abide by
Siincrior 15. Red Cloud 2.
The pride of Rod Cloud took a
mighty fall Wednesday when our old
time rivals from Superior came up
,in,i trimmed Captain Nelson's heroes
t,, the tune of i: to .'. After v innin
ten straight games by good batting
-,i Holding, thev lost to Superior
through inability to hit liuss" curves
when the bases were full. On the
other hand, the Supcriorites seemed
ai,e to land on Colbert's slants for
safe ones just when they were needed,
After the lirst bobble, the Ked Cloud
boys went in the air and they seemed
unable to stop any kind of a, grounder
,,r throw the ball anywhere after
they did get hold of it. The largest
crowd of the season was in attend
ance. IS THIS A HOAX?
Or Has Tom Auld Actually Opened Ills
Heart and Purse for the Benefit
of the Press?
The following. story of the generosity
ot Tom Auld. president of tlie State
Hank of lied Cloud, appeared iu the
Omaha World-Herald. We had been
Mi.iM. hlU ()f MJ1IM.tnlllJf ()f lhe kill(1
in Itixbv's column of the State Jou
uitl . but looked upon it as a joke. We
are now beginning to think there may
be something to it, but interviews
with some of Mr. Auld's closest friends
in Heil Cloud show that they are abso.
lour f Kuropc next winter, is building 1
better than lie knows. Auld. with all
his dollars, has made his way through
after his mug years of labor, has few
dollars to show for it. but he has what
5s better than dollars, and that is the
kindly regard and true alVeetion of
everybody that has ever 'read after
him,' as they say down south. Auld.
on the other hand, with a multitude
of dollar-, for his reward, may have
missed some of the other blessings.
The mining blessings will come to
him. some of them, when he wanders
over the face of the old world with
Itixby by his hide. Jt will lie worth
while to travel to the far places ac
companied by a poet, philosopher and
wit who is blessed with the tender
heart of a woman, the wondering eyes
of a child, and the ugliest, kindliest,
funniest phiz that an A 11-Wise Creator
wur PHt u" mortal man. It will In
worth going many thousands of miles
to see llix as he gazes on strange peo
ples, and the strange peoples as they
gaze on Wis. It will be worth coming
home to Nebraska to hear Nebraskans
say: 'lie must be a good man, for he
was good to Ri.v.'
"And iu no country in all this world
where Tom and Ami set their respect-
ive feet will there ever again be a man
bold enough to say that poetry doesn't
pay. Milton may have sold 'Paradise
Lost for a live-pound note, but 'Doc'
I.ixby. .Nebraska's favorite poet, dis
poses of a simple little bit of verse, for
a trip to Kurope and found.
"Who will sav the world doesn't
move? Who will say it doesn't pay to
go west and grow up with the coun
try'.'. If Milton had lived among Ne
braska .but how could he? lie
starved and died, poor man, before
then; were any Nehraskans."
List of letters remaining uucullod
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for th" week curling August S, 1007:
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Red Cloud's First Assembly a Financial
and Literary Success.
The attendance at the Chautauqua
dropped otV a little on Monday, but on
Tuesday another large crowd was pres
ent, and aside from the season tickets
something like soo people paid to see
the magician, who took the pine
of Ritchie, who was too sick to be pres
ent. On Monday night the Howe Moving
Picture Co. delightfully entertained
the rathersmall audience. Dr.Thnmas
McClary gave his lecture on "The Man
With the Hoc," and so far as pleasing
the audience is concerned, he out
classed any man on the program. This
is not saying that he is the equal of
llev. Newel Dwight Ilillis as an ora
tor, nor that Nat M. Rrighum does
not deserve credit for his splendid des
criptive lecture on the Craud Canon
of Colorado ami the story of "The Ap
One of the most pleasing features of
the Chautauqua has been the Citizens'
Concert Hand, and they deserve all the
praise that can be given them. Alvin
Snapp, the director of the band, has , Cloud-Orchard.
taken a bunch of green boys and made A beautiful wedding took place last
of them a band that would be a credit i evening at the house of William II.
to any community. It is not only their Cloud, W'i'i Kast Walker avenue, I'ni
line playing that makes them popular. ' versity Place, when Robert C. Orchard,
but their splendid appearance in uiii-! of Winslow, Ariz., and Miss Hattie T.
form, inarching through the streets. Cloud were married. The ceremony
that has been commented ou by strait-, was performed by llev. (I. tM. (Jutes,
gers. Wc have but one small criticism I Only a few of the near relatives were,
to make, anil that is that the trombone ' present. A three course luncheon was
players seem to have gotten the notion served, beautiful cut rose adorned the
that they must split their instruments table and there was a button holebou
in order to make music. However. ' quel for each guest. Miss Cora L. Itntts,
their intentions arc all right and we a teacher of the Lincoln schools, and
are willing to forgive them. ' an aunt of the bride, was the hostessof
While Dr. Lloyd's Mible expositions the evening,
have been instructive to Itible. students. ' The bride is a daughter of Mr. and
to the average person they are dry and Mrs. W. II. Cloud of 1 na vale. Neb. .who
not at all entertaining. ,0111110 to 1'iiivursity Place to 'Educate
The singing of the Meistersmgers' I their daughter in music, it ' yenr ot
quartet was above the average, but in which she has just completed. The
our opinion they are not the equals of 'groom is an engineer on the Santa l'V
the Meneley-ltobley quartet., who gave railroad in Arizonia ' ut formerly ro
il concert at tlie union services a w.vk sided at luavalc. Neb., and is 11 son of
ago last Sunday. a prosperous farmer. Mr. Robert P.
Wednesday, the closing day of the , Orchard, who was pn sen, at the wed
Chautauqua, brought quite a crowd to ding. Mr. and .Mrs. Orchard left for
town. The Moistorsingor.s ave their their homo in Arizona this evening. -usual
concert at :i p. in. Dr. Kox gave Wednesdays Lincoln .Star.
M UNSEEM DANCER
TO GUARD 'SHIPS against the unseen dangers at tea,
tbt United States Government maintains lighthouses.
To guard your home against the un
seen dangere of food products, the Govern
ment has enacted a pure food law. The
law compels the manufacturers of baking
powder to print the ingredients on the
label of each can.
The Government has made the label your protection
so that you can avoid alum read it carefully, if it docs not
say pure cream of tartar hand it back and
ROYAL is a pure, cream of tartar baking powder a pure
product of grapes- aids the digestion adds to the health
fulness of food.
his lecture on "A Neglected Cavalier "
Dr. Vox won the commendation of all
who heard him. and if he returns next
year will no doubt attract a much lar
ger audience than he had Wednesday
.1. Lorenzo Zwlckey's lecture and
chalk talk on the "Philosophy of the
lleantiful" was one of the most delight
ful numbers on the entire program,
1'rof. Zwlekoy Is a llirhtniiiirartist With
crayons, and he has a way of describ
ing his subject and illustrating it at
the same time that makes everything
clear to his hearers.
Taken altogether the Chautauqua has
been a greater success than any
entertainment that Rod Cloud has
ever given, ami the receipts have been
considerably larger thaij the most san
guine supporter of the movement an-
Itieipatod. The large attendance and
the Interest taken insures the perman
ency of the Chautauqua, but it is
doubtful if the same grounds can be
again secured for the entertainments.
K nicy's lake or (Jarbor's grove would
either have been a more appropriate
place, although a little further from
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