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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, DECEMBER 20, 1907.
THE RED CLOUD CHIEF
is sure to conri to all who
buy their presents of
Chas. L. Cotting
He always leads in variety of
low and medium-priced goods
such as Toys, Albums, Leather
Goods. Oressintr Cases, Rock-
$),Jng Horses, Doll Cabs, Pocket
SfKnives, liooks of all kinds,
b rancy China, rountain I'ons
and so many other things we
cannot number them. Come
Roy Robinson was absent Tuesday
The. normal class has already begun
it review of physiology.
Mr. Millignn's dog. Rover, is a daily
visitor at the high school.
fJe.rtrude Rlucklcdgo was absent
Tuesday, and Vernon Storey took her
place at tin; piano.
Un.it Wednesday evening tin tenth
grade was entertained at the home of
Mnriu Hollister. Sherbet was .served.
The tenth grade has lost one of its
members. Carrie Isom lias quit sehool
and begun a eonrse at the business
The high school rooms are so poorly
heated that many of the students have
reeite their lessons with their cloaks
and inunlers m.
Tuesday noon, for opening e.xerciscs.
.Vrof. MoriU gave a vcr.v interesting
talk .on the solar system. It was
warmly appreciated by the .sehool.
i'v A large number of the high -chool
students have been regular at iciiuanis
of the Krethren revival meetings.
Their daily grades have suffered ac
cordingly. The high school teaeher.s are trying
to get up a program for I'rida.v alter
noon, but the pupils are not very en
thusiastic. They say they are over
The stony heart of Pi of. Moritz has
been so touched by the sweet spirit of
Christmas charity that he has prom
ised to excuse us from the monthly
"exams" next Friday.
None of the pupils of the algebra
classes ever use the abbreviation
Xmas. "S"1 has for them so many
painful memories that they refuse to
connect it with the birth of Christ
COUNTY COURT NEWS.
December I'A Matthews I Ma no Co.
.. f tittVioivs. Defmi limit's iili:i In
Jfhbn lenient overruled; defendant given
I to January t! to answer.
Ml December 17 Hat Company vs.
! Hayes: Knnke vs. Hayes. Continued
December Irt -Ruby vs. Rose et u..
Ry Htipulation to January II.
Deecniber HI Bstnteof Jothum Mar
tin, deceased. Hearing and order on
December P. In re guardianship of
Sheridan A. Francis. Petition for
The Red Cloud Kusiucss College will
throughout the month of December
give you a life scholarship in anyone
department for SIO, any two for 75;
but after the first of January. M0S, it
...tn ..tit von Srtl for n sinn-lc course
f Will '" .!" - -"
f and SI 20 for a combined enuise. Take
udvautnge of this special otter and en
roll before the first of January.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Itcmi from "The Chid" oi December 20, 1877
Mr. Pope moved into town on Mon
day. Kev. Noilly's family arrived last
H. S. Kaley started for Ohio last
week for a visit.
Our thanks are due J. S. Cilham for
a valuable public document.
A Mr. Cuming has rented the house
lately occupied by Rev. Yeiser.
Every house in town is occupied and
more could find tenants if they were
Christmas is coining and will be ex
pected next Monday night in lied
The subscribers to The Chief thirty
years ago paid two dollars a year for
Such weather! Why. did you ever
see the like'.' It is warm day and
night. Men in their ofllces work in
their shirt sleeves, with the door open.
Johnny Carbcr was up front Salem
last Sunday. aud,rcturncd on Monday.
We are sorry to losu him from our
community, and hope he will soon be
A glance at the advertisements in
The Chief of December 20. 1877, shows
the names of many men who are still
residents of Red Cloud. Among them
are: J. S. Cilham. attorney: C. W.
Kulcy. attorney; W. N. Richardson,
real estate and collections (at that
time associated with the late J. A.
Tulleys): Dr. 1. W. Tulleys: Kufus
Miksch, carpenter; S. V. Ludlow, har
ness maker: Charles 11. Potter, drug
gist: Mitchell A. Morhart, hardware;
Van Dyke .V. Smelser, plasterers and
stonemasons. At that time the paper
was published by Columbus Rorin and
his brother-indaw, Rev. Charles W.
Springer, who was also county super
inteudent of schools, llurin is now
publisher of the Oberlin (Kan.) Bye.
News items in the paper were very
BROKE OPEN THE SAFE.
Sand Boys Take Unique Method of
Reaching Their Instruments.
Last Sunday afternoon a few ot the
baud boys gathered at the band room
in the basement of the old F. - M.
bank building to indulge in a little
practice. A part of the instruments
had been placed in the big steel vault,
and in some manner the door became
locked. Falling to open the door by
ordinary means, the boys proceeded to
break the combination, lock and one
hinge of the door. This also failed to
open the vault and. it is said. Vale Kox
and Ernest I Hues went to work and
knocked a great hole in the masonry
above the door, through which the
interior of the vault was dually reach
ed The door will be sent to the fac
tory .o be repaired, and the partici
pants in the a trail will have a nice
little'expense bill to pay.
Deaths and Funerals.
Hans J. Walstad.
Hans J. Walstad, one of the very
first settlers of Cathcrtou township,
died December 1 1, 1907. at the ad
vanced age of 7.1 years and i months,
j lie left a nice, comfortable home loca
ted two miles from Christiana, Nor
way, in iHijy, ami came to America.
He spent a couple of years in Iowa
and Minnesota, and then dually set
tled in Catherton precinct. He had to
go through the hard struggle of the.
homesteader in full measure. Rut he
was always industrious and of a cheer
ful disposition, and did not complain.
His life of over 7.1 years was a life of
constant work. He leaves the old
homestead well improved, all the bidd
ings having been erected by himself.
His widow and two daughters survive
to mourn the loss of a true husband
and good father.
The funeral of Mrs. V. H. Fulton
was held last .Sunday afternoon from
the Raptist church and was attended
by a large number of friends and rela
tives. The services were conducted by
Rev. .Strickland of (Jrand Island.
VANER MetilNNIS IN TROUBLE.
Arrested for Stealing a Team of Horses
at Scandla. Kansas.
Vaner McCinuis has at last gotten
himself into serious trouble. During
his residence in lied (Jloud he .spent a
large share of his time in jail, always
for some petty offense His latest per
formance will probably land him in
the Kansas penitentiary, though a feeble-minded
institute would be the
proper place for him. In speaking of
the affair, the liloomington Advocate
"hast Saturday Vaner McCinnis, a
young man not overly bright, was
anvsted by Sheriir Walrath for steal
ing a team of horses from Republic
county. Kansas. The sheriff of that
county and the owner of the team
came up and the thief agreed to go
back without requisition papers. It
seems that young McCinnis left Nap
once last Thursday morning and went
direct to Scandia, Kan., where he. hired
a livery team and started directly lor
Naponee, where he arrived I'ridaj
night. He was accused of stealing the
team when he arrived there and finally
owned up that he had, when Sheriff
Walrath was notified, and he at once
arrested the man and notified the sher
iir of the Kansas county.
The man's wife has been working in
the hotel at Naponee. and she t '.no
down and stayed with him whii. lie
was here, and then went as far sis 'Jed
Cloud with him. wheie she c.p led
to stay with his mother.
"The young man is certainly very
light in the upper story or he would
not have tried to do such a trick as
Some Queer Rules.
Odd. isn't it, how every new minis
ter and every new sehool touched who
.omes into a town has something new
to spring. Recently there have been
introduced into the public schools of
Red Cloud two or three rules which
are almost certain to arouse in the
pupils anything else than a love for
their school work. One of these rules
is that when one member of a grade
is tardy the entire grade is kept in
after school. This seems rather hard
upon the pupils who are punctual.
nother rule is that the doors of the
I high school are not to be opened until
half pasts in the morning. What is
to become of the children who conic
long distances to school, and arrive a
little early? Are they to stand out in
the icy blasts or winter, waiting for
half past 8 to roll around? Still an
other rule for which there is a slight
justification - is that pupils entering
the sehool rooms between half past S
.and !l and between I Utf.l and 1:1.1 are
not aiioweo to talk, although school is
not in session.
Real Estate Transfers.
For the week ending Tuesday, Dee.
17, furnished by the Fort Abstract Co.,
L. 11. Fort, Manager.
Hanke .M Coos to BimoandOnno'
Coos, ue 'Jl-1-10, wd $ l
Adeline Wilson et al to Jennie S
I Bwalt, until v 2-3 set net and
J sc nvv4 J8-1-I2, wd
Lincoln Laud Co to LUHe It
(Juiggle, lot 1.1. bile lit, Rose-
Caroline Harfkiiccht to Jacob
Putnam, pt so swl 3-M), wd..
Hanna .1 Vance et al to Frances
A Vance et al, o2 net .VJ-'J, wd
Frances A Vance et al to Jacob
H Portonior. e2 net .1-2-t, wd
Hannah J Vance et al to Bdwiu
II Vance, o2 nwl u-2-it. wd....
Frahces A Vance et al to Han
nah J Vance, wis ne.l-2-i), wd..
Llllie H Qulgglo to August
Lampman, lot 1.1, blk II. Rose
moot, wd ,
Elizabeth Kramer to tJottlieb
Her, nwl 30-2-w, qed 1
INFLAMMATORY HHKUMATISM CUItKI) IN
Moriou h. lllll, of Lebanon, bid.. My; "My
wife bad Inflammatory Rheumatism In every
muwle and Joint; bcr kufferliiK waa terrible
and her body mid face were swollen almost be
yond recognition: bad been In bed nix woeka
and bad elbt physlclmiH, but received no
beneflt until Mio tried Dr. Detchon'a Ittllcf for
RboumatUm. It Rave immediate relict and
be waa able to walk a boot lu tbreo days, i am
acre It uvnd bur life." Sold by II. K. Qrlce,
DruKKitt, Red Cloud,
W. C. T. D. DEPARTMENT
itm:ii liv miis. r. i,. smith.
The meetings at the Hrctliron church
are growing in interest. Wednesday
night there were seven confessions, all
adults, making eight in all. '
The l!rcut Northwestern has dis
charged four thousand of its employes '
owing to the money panic and the un
settled conditions at the present time, j
Care was taken to discharge all men
who were addicted to drink, ami the
above tncnlioiu'd railroad now claims'
to have the most temperate workmen
of any road in the Culled States.
There will be a union temperance
mass meeting at the Christian church
tin the evening of December 20, In i
which all churches are cordially in
vited to take part. There will be
sp. ' 1 1 music for the occasion, and Hie
.i . -ss will be delivered by Rev. A. '
. Cressinan. The meeting will be in '
charge of the ladies of the W. C. T. U.,
who will act as ushers, lake up the '
collection, etc. I
On the eve of his departure for Hon
olulu. Mr. J. B. Miller, of the firm of j
Miller A. Payne of Lincoln, gave his
views on county option and the effect
of saloons on the business prosperity
of city or village. Mr. Miller expressed
his surprise that business men any
where should regard the saloon as an
advifutage to business interests. He
says wherever you llnd the saloon,
whether with high or low license, it is
a hindrance to the business interests
of that city. There is no greater fal
lacy known among men than that a
country gets rich by suuulcriug
money. When wo speak of helping
the business interests of our city, we
mean something that will accumulate
and build up. The drink traffic as I
carried on in our fair state accuniu-j
lates for the rich brewers of St. Louis j
and Milwaukee, who own the Nebras-'
ka saloons, butthereisiioiiecumlatioii,
or building up, or saving of wages, or
bettering the condition of the working
man, or no good result in any way to
a city, but only a waste of wages, in a '
large percent of the caises, of the man
Wo arc still on the road lor tlio PANHANDLB COUNTlfV with unities
who are buying laud and if you are in position to make u small payment on ct,
farm, and easy payments on the balance, come lo our ollleo and talk such a
proposition oyer with us, and wo are sure that you will agree with us that we
luive ''the chance of your life" to ofl'or you.
Nice smooth laud, shallow wells of good soft water, a deep rich soil, the
most healthful place to live in the wide world, populated with the best ela.ss
of cifi.ens that can bo found any where, produces all of the cereals that grow
in any rainbelt, with u rain full of an aveiage of twenty-four inches per year,
with '?.".()'' of school money to each child of school age against Sl.'-5 average
for other states, with a statu where you can get a good school hou'-o built and
a teacher hire.l as soon as you have seven children of sehool age" in the dis
trict a country destined to bo one of the best fruit sections in the United.
States where winters are mild and you can work the whole year around ami
where tlio burdnns of life are made easy.
One of our Company is there now with two of our citizens to show thum.
the country and to soil the laud, and wn have the piomise of a large lot of
men for our next excursion which goes by special car on January 7, 1908.
Mr. Howard Krown has just returned from the Panhandle whore he
purchased :U0 acres of laud and is well satisfied witli the country. , The last
excursion that we were on had one hundred and forty, peoplo on it uud oue
hundred and twtuty'eight bought laiul in the Panhandle.
We are looking for you to come to our ollico any day to talk this over so
you can make arrangements to go with us on our next trip when you can have
"tlio time of your lifo."
Pecos Valley, New Mexico.
Wo have choice land in the Pecos Vulloy in the irrigated district for
anyone who desires to putehnso that kind of laud, ami we can show you son
of the best bargains in irrigated laud that you can llnd under any water service
Yours for business,
Red Cloud Investment Gomo'ny
I. H. HOLMES, President. D. J. MYERS, Vice-PreidouC
A. B. SELLERS, Secretary and Tronsuror.
who can nt afford the waste. Mr
Miller said that no doubt a half mi"
Hon dollars was being wasted ntmu
ally in Lincoln alone, that might b
expended in legitimate business and
the necessaries of life. Nebraska is rv
prosperous state, and we can not at
tribute its prosperity to the saloon
keepers, but tti the progressive spirit
and energy of the business men of ou
coniinoiiwealth, while the millions paid
tint for drinks go to swell the fortune
of the i ieh Jirewers tif other state
Mr. Miller closes by saying he find
that the saloon business has les
frlends than ever before.
With eight inches of snow upon tlic
giouud and the thermometer hoverim.
around the zero mark. Rev. Ccorge
Hummel arose at I o'clock Wednctday
morning and drove out live miles east
fiom Klue Hill to the home of A. W.
Itrovvn. where, at 7 a. in., he tiuit.V.
in marriage Miss Blsie (I. Itrovvn and
Mr Robert L. Williams of Pauline,
Neb. The happy couple took tin
early morning tra;u for Kalamazoo.
Mich . where they will spend their
honeymoon. The bride has been for
several years one of the most popular
teachers in the Klue Hill school.
Hastings S. Smith and BllJibeth A
lviinsey, both of Lebanon, Kan., were
married in this city last Saturday
Judge Btjsou performing the ceremony.
Charles K. Robbins of (inide Rock
and Stella O. Raker of Dresden, Kan.
were married in this city Tuesday
R v. 1. V. Bdstm olllcin.tcd.
Wednusdny aftcruooon at I o'clock.
a the home of the bride's parents in
Klue Hill, ncc.urivdUjevldjngco
Miss Minnie Muehlelsen and Juliu?" 'JT
Meyer. Rev. Schubkegel performed
t 1t.11 illltillltllllll' til tllfl tf1lt.ll tt 111! Mt til 111
friends and relatives.
Ceorge Kerr and Miss Laura Rock,
both of Klue Hill, were married at
Hastings Wednesday. They will make,
their home in Lincoln.
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