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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 20, 1907)
Christmas Time Is Here
Not the Giving Time, but the Planning and
Selecting Time -- the Hardest Time.
We have been planning, selecting and preparing for this time for almost a year
and have gathered one of the newest, down-to-the-minute line of gifts ever shown in
this city. An almost endless variety of gifts for friends and relatives. Something suit
able for every one, from baby to grandparents. Inexpensive remembrances for friends
to the expensive gifts for the family. Prices are on a cash basis, meaning a saving to
you of 1 0 to 20 per cent. You pay only for what you get and air not paying for
some one else's goods. You pay for no forgotten charges, no poor accounts. You get
the benefit of our saving by our cash buying. A In addition we have been able to buy to
better advantage by going to market for our goods. Personal selections from som$ of
the largest jewelry stocks ever gotten together. Come in, look over the stock, get our
prices and we know we can please you. Below are a few suggestions and examples
of prices :
For the boy, $l.oo, 2.oo and up
nickel and silverine cases. In silver and
gold filled $5.oo, 7.oo and up.
For the girl, $3.oo, 5.oo and up
nickel and silverine cases. In silver,
gold filled and gold from $6.oo up.
Watches for ladies and gentlemen at
prices equally low, and, above all, the
quality is in every one of these. We
never misrepresent our goods and will at
all times sell you an honest watch and
guarantee to give you full value for your
For every one, and nothing but solid
gold goods in the entire line. We pride
ourselves on the fact that in our entire
business career we have never sold any
thing but solid gold rings, not a plated
or filled ring in the entire stock.
Baby rings 50c, 75c, 90c to $3.oo.
Misses rings $l.oo, l.5o to 5.oo.
Ladies' rings, $1.75, 2,oo and up.
Rings for the boys $2.oo and up.
A particularly nice line of signet rings
from $1.50 to 9.oo; something in here
suitable for any member of the ramily.
Lockets and Chains
A suitable and pleasing gift for any
body can be found in an excellent as
sortment of charms and lockets of every
kind. We have an assortment of the
newest styles, with prices ranging over
so wide a field that we can supply the
article to please your taste and suit your
pocketbook. A particularly nice line of
emblem charms for the lodge man, no
matter what the organization.
A new gold fraino nrii now pair of glasses
complete makes an acceptable gift for one
who needs them. (.Slashes of all kinds prop
erly fitted. A nice pair of Held or opera
glasses is a gift appreciated toy many. We
have a-well .selected line at popular prices.
Chains and robs
We are showing one of the complet
es! lines for boys and girls, ladies and
gentlemen. Gents' chains in nickel 50c
to $2.oo: gold plated and filled 75c to
7.50. Ladies' and misses watch chains
$2.oo to 9.oo. Ladies, misses and chil
dren's beads, square, cable and curb
link secret locket and neck chains $l.oo
A most desirable gift for a lady,
young or old, can easily be selected from
our line of brooches, gold plated, gold
filled and solid gold throughout.
Baby pinstin sets and singly. Waist
pins, lace pins, collar pins. An exceed
ingly good line at prices that are right.
Stick pins in all styles, Lucky Pins,
Swastika, Teddy Bear, set with garnets,
rubies, opals, pearls and a variety of
other stones. Prices 25c and higher.
We cannot begin to name the many
beautiful articles in our holiday display
of silverware. We merely ask you to
come in and sec for yourself the splen
did assortment of rich and appropriate
presents. We can mention but a few.
For the table we can show a variety
of most useful and ornamental pieces,
such as baking dishes $5.50 to 1 5.oo;
bread taays $2.50 to 5.oo; fruif dishes,
cake baskets, spoon trays, compotes,
cracker jars. Practically overloaded
with tea, dessert and table spoons in
both plated and solid sterling silver
Knives and Forks, Fruit Knives, Butter
Knives, etc. In fancy table pieces such
as Sugar Shells, Gravy Ladles, Jelly
Knives, Oyster Ladles, Tomato Servers,
etc., we show as complete a line .as can
be got together. Silver Toilet Sets,
writing sets, embroidery sets, hairbrushes,
military sets and silver novelties some
thing here at prices to suit.
Wo think it is wonder! ul wIiom wo read of
a magician pouring from a bottlo any kind
of wine that, may ho asked for champagne
for one, sherry for another and so on. How
much mow wonderful the instrument that
pours out ut will any kind of music. Such
an instrument is the Kdison Phonograph or
Victor machine. Uy the simple change of a
record you can have any music you want,
from a full brass band to a singlo instru
ment, from a full chorus to a single voice,
from an old familiar liyimi to a funny raj,
time coon souk. They do each equally wull
and please every one who hoars it. Nothing
nicer for a gift to the family.
You should have one and you can buy it
of us. 810.00 to IG0.00.
Come in and hear them. A full stock of
boh machines and records on hand at all
times. Call or send for catalogues. Every
selection in the Edison catalogue now in
Don't forget our
Do you want your friend lo remember you
forever? Tf you do, make him or her a pres
unt of a PARK Kit LUCKY FOUNTAIN
PEN. When you give a Parker Pen vour
friends know you havo not given them a
snide pen. but the best pen to be had regard
loss of price and will appreciate it accord
ingly. Prices range from Sl.fi0 to 310.00.
Wo havo other pons at 7Jc and $1.00 or wo
can sell you a Waterman's Ideal Fountain
Pen if you prefer it.
Kodaks and Supplies
A nico Kodak makes a pleasing gift and
one enjoyed lor many days. Pleasing home
views and souvenirs to .send to old friends
easily made. Daylight all the way. No
bothersome dark room. Picture-making tlio
kodak way so simple a child can do it.
rricos ai.ou to ;ir.uu.
A Kodak Christmas Box at $4.00 makes a
( most acceptable gift to boy or girl.
, No job tuo small. No jobtoo complicated
for us. Prices as low as .consistent with
I good work.
Come in, select what you want while the assortment is com
plete. We will lay away any article you may want and keep it till
Christmas. Shop early and at your ease. It costs no more and
lessens the bother of choosing1. Always willing to assist you and
always pleased to show goods whether you are merely looking or
whether, you are buying.
HARRHON CLARKE HANGED
Negro Murderer of Conductor Ftur?
Forfeits Life on Oallows.
Lincoln, Dec. 14.- PioteHtlng'his Ir
nocence to tho last, Harrison Clarke,
the colorod murderer of Street Ca.s
Conductor Kdwanl Plury of Omnhs.,
was Imaged In the Htnte penitentiary
at 2:40 p in. Clarke's final words
were; "Toll mother to pray for'rne."
Tho execution wrb witnessed r
Boventy-flvo people, guards, sheriff,
doctors, nownpapor men and other.
The denth wart ant was read to him
by H. K- Fairfield of Iho warden' of
lice At tho first woids, Clarke fast
ened his gazo Intently upon the rend
er, but qulrkly avorted them, and al.
durlni; the tendltiK he smoked a cigar
and nervously lingered the strlngu of
his guitar. There was no attempt ut
any tune-making, simply a jumble of
melody and sound. Clarke maintained
his nerve and inarched to the room
containing the scaffold without buh
poit. The picparatiotiH for tho execution:
were hurriedly entered Into, but be
foro the black cap was placed over
his head, Clorhe atild: "1 would Ilk
some rocks or a bug of Hand tied ua
The guards .soothed him and trleif.
to Kt 111 the tumult of nervousness tlni'.
had seized upon liliu. Tinning hi
lace towaida whete Warden Heeincr.
at the other end of the ioom, wav
standing, he twice shrieked out to him
to have something heavy on hiti feet
so that he might be uulckly diopped.
When everything had been adjusted
and nothing remained hut to cover
the man's face so that the spectators
might not be a witness to his phy.v
tt al agonies, Clarku turned to tha
crowd and said: "Coodbyo, ovor
body. You are hanging an Innocent
man, who did not commit murder."
The black cap was adjusted, lh
swinging noose placed around hi
in'clt, and all stepped hack. At tbt
signal the electric buttons wore
piessed, the bolt holding the (rap door
shot out, and the man's body shot Into
view beneath the platform. Clarke
in as pronounced dead In twelve min
utes. Clarke's life was prolonged thre
hours by an unavailing plea hofoie
I lutrlct Judge Cornish, following thr
illing of an affidavit deeluriug him lu
hime. The court, after hearing testt
inony, said there whs no evidence of
ii sanity, and refused to Interfere.
The hilling of Conductor Flury oc
curred in the spring of I'JOfi. Clark-..
Oathrlght and Wain, threo negroes
were found guilty of the crime and the
two latter arc serving long prlsor.
Mrs. C. Neff, a sinter of Flury, ana '
.loReph Flury, a brother, were present,
at the execution.
COAL HEARING AT LINCOLN
Jewelers and Optometrists.
C.9 B. & Q. Watch Repairers S
Commerce Commission's Agent Listens
Lincoln, Dec. 17.-.lohn ll. Marul.
special agent of tu interstate com
merce commission, Untuned lo evi
dence on the complaint of the railway
commission of Nebraska that the
Union Pacific railroad charges its
patrons too much for hauling coal
Horn Hanna and Uoek Springs, Wyo..
lo Nebraska points. The state's cs.ni
was In charge of Railroad Commis
sioner H. T. Clarke, .Jr., and he reljofl
largely upon the schedule of tli
oad, claiming the Height ratet on
their lace, when compared witfc.
ehaiges to other points no farther illv
Unit, were discriminatory.
Rate Ilxpcit U. O. Powell for the
board testified to the published tariffs
ol the Union Pacific and a large num
ber of rates weic put in evidence to
show that coal may be hauled lone,
distances from the Wyoming points st
a charge no greater than a haul'.of fi
few miles across the Nebraska state
Hue. It was shown that an engine of
a given capacity would haul mom in
Nebraska than in Colorado, Wyoming
oi Kansas It was shown that the
railroad charges more to haul a ton.
ol coal worth $8.50 Into Nebraska thr
to haul u ton of sugar worth $110.
Attorneys for the mail disputed th
figures, hut offered no specific evi
dence In rebut t a I. "
Mr Marble concluded th hearing
and will submit the nrorii to the com
mission si Washington.
Colored Men Electrocuted.
Trenton. N. .1., Dec. IS. Charles
CSibKon and .Stephen Horsey, colored,
were elHCtioeuled at the state pilson
for the minder or Mrs. Kdward Hor
ner and. Victoria Naloll, the latter a
servant girl employed by Mrs. Horner.
The nuudeis weie committed In con
nection with a lobberj of the Horner
Labor Troubles In Chile.
Santiago. Chile, Dec. IS. Bight thou
sand workmen In the Taraplca nllrat
fields have gone on a strike, OusinesK
is pnialyzed. The situation ut qulqu
is critical. Warships and troops have
been sent to the troubled distiicts.
Ruef pleads Not Guilty.
I Han Francisco, Dec. IS. Abraham
Ruef, indicted Jointly with .leremlaW
Dluaii on a charge of conspiracy, plea
I nut Rullty in Judge Dunne's court.
IMnsa also plead not guilty.
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