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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 24, 1908)
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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF
Eight Payer. &
$1 a Year
KUJD CLOUD, NEBRASKA, JANUAKY 21. 1JMI8.
Warden of Penitent tory Plays a Mean
Trick on Webster County People.
There are n number of people living'
in Red Cloud and vicinity who will
henceforward regard tin; word of
Warden lleemer of the state peniten
tiary with suspicion, owing to his
duplicity in deceiving them into thu
belief that they would be permitted
to see the execution of Frank Marker,
and then cheating them out- of the
Sheriff Hedge had a permit tosecthe
hanging, and the day beforo the exe
cution he had a conversation with the
warden, in which the latter promised
him thut he and those wJio accompa
nied him would be admitted. ,A large
crowd of ourir'sity seekers gathered at
the penitentiary in the hope of being
admitted, and Warden Hucnier told
Sheriff Hedge to take his party to the
east gate and they would be permitted
to enter at !i:30, in m .' time to see
the execution. Iti the party were
Sheriff Hedge of this county, Sheriff
Chirnside of Jefferson county. Sheriff
Jones of Nuckolls. Sheriff liillon of
Seward county, Sheriff llreer of Sa
line county and a number of Webster
county people. They shivered at the
cast gate for more than hour, and at
'2:n3, one minute after the drop fell,
Warden Hcemer opened the gate and
allowed them to enter. Inside, were a
hundred or more people who had no
more business there than a bund of
Sioux. Indians, yet the people from
this county, who were directly inter
ested in the nffair, were "hornswog.
gled" by the warden.
It was a dirty trick, and in line,
with Kcemer's conduct toward Web
ster county people ever since Judge
Homer "butted into" the llarkcr case.
Business College Notes
!. M.STKWAUO. PI!i:slli:.T.
This is royal base ball wcuthcri
Sixty-two is our present enrollment.
The normal department has three
liny l'almer. one of last year's grad
uates, was a caller last week.
President Steward and wife spent
Sunday on the Steward v. Diuucrell
Mr. Charles Stephens of P.rusli. t!ol..
entered the the normal department
I'rof. I.. W. Stayner, president of the
MoCook Itusiuess college, was a vis
itir at the college .Monday.
II!... H ..!... f r .'.... I... ......
juiss htu iirHim.u.i ... ...-... !(. is unquestionably better off then
lorceu u give ..j m-i sun..,,. "" tl,.in u. would be above the sod. In
a 'Count of the illness ot her mother.
The. health of Mrs. Steward is still
in a doubtful condition, and unless a
change comes soon she will be fwrer(l
to the hospital.
The business college athletic board
.Miss Mabel M. Merrill of Smith
county, Kansas, and Mr. Hurt K. How
of Uihhon, Neb., were united in mar
riage Tuesday evening. The cere
mony took place at 8 o'clock, at the
home of Hev. tieorge Hummel, who
ollluiated. ltoth young people are well
known in this vicinity, the bride being
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
Merrill, pioneers of northern Smith
county. The groom is a prosperous
and industrious young farmer, former
ly of Garfield precinct. The young
couple went to Ileatrico to spend their
honeymoon, and after returning to
Red Cloud for a short visit they will
go to Gibbon to live.
Miss Lena h. I .argent of Guide Hock
and Mr. K. Clayton Foust of this city
were married at Guide ltock yester
day, Jlev. Poole olllciating. The groom
is the successor to K. W. Koss as the
local agent for the Ileatrice Creamerv
company, and the newly married cou
ple will make their home, in this city.
Kdward John Klliott and Miss Kiln
Ilyan, both of Smith county. Kansas,
were married in this city Wednesday.
The ceremony was performed at the
Catholic church, in the presence of a
lurge. number of guests. Ilev. Father
Miss Ida WVhrly and Mr. Mutty F.
DeTour,- both of Guide Kock, were
married in this city Wednesday by
Judge Kdson. The bride is a daughter
of Andrew Wehrly and the groom is a
nephew of former County Clerk Lee
Last Saturday a marriage license
was issued to Swun Swanson and Mrs.
Phoebe 1. Heuuett, both of whom live
south of Jnavale. So far. no returns
of the marriage have been made to the
Professor Thomason, the wonderful
palmist of Kansas City, Mo., has taken
rooms at the Hotel Royal, where those
who desire to know what the future
bus in store for them should call at
their earliest convenience. Kooni -'.
Walk in ladies' entrance.
What "Bix" Thinks About It.
Murderer Marker is in his grave So
far us the individual is concerned there
is mi occasion for lamenting his fate
his case, society is loser because of the
method employed in setting him back
to where he was before he was. And
now the governor is being deluged
with letters commending him for hav
iuir nermitted the law to take its
has sent a challenge to the high school course, and others condemning him.
for a track meet and base ball game. One "saphead" hopes he will meditate
the hauie to take place in the near over the death of Marker until it drives
future. nun t Nideidc. Where is the commis-
The following otllcers were elected ! tlmt examines people who
at the last meeting or the college ' Meted of being -batty"?
or-hestra: President, Tod Harris: vice A letter of that kind doesn't denote
president, Clarence Carpenter: m,,.,,.. , intellectual lucidity. He who reasons
tarv and treasurer, 1'. Anderson: 1um-, that capital punishment Is an injustice
...JL ...,. P,-,r. C. M. Wriirht: to the convict reasons unsoundly. The
..:.... M.... HihhWiiii. The or- ,ri is lo tll,,so responsible for the
...... ...... i. iiuikincF f!m nroirrcss. Prac-. killing,
v,h,.ti.i r -- n
4:.... n.ivt. iiMibtv nveninif ut So'elock. '
., having a tooth extracted without pain,
-Well, that's one on me. were t. e ,,ut , llM(S Uunl two mlllllte8 ,lfterho
words of President Steward when on
last Monday evening a jolly crowd of . IJJs ,n thu
stuiUmts DouiKieti in upon nun 10 ueip
him reinember it was his birthday.
The evening was spent in games and
music. At H):ao the ladies prepared
Real Estate Transfers.
For tho week ending Tuesday, Jan.
!M, furnished by the Fort Abstract Co.,
L. II. Fort, Manager.
Henry H lloyd to PcrcieCGrand-
staff, pt mvl nel 1S-1-11, wd. .S l.V).
PC Grandstaff to Henry It lloyd.
ptnwlnef 18-l-ll,v.d l.()
Arthur llurge to W A llarnes.
undv half h;ts I and '.'. blk I.
Swcezy's add to Hluu Hill
G A U Mdg Assn to Jacob Goll.
lotttl, blk It. lllue Hill, wd..
George. W Hummel to Arthur
P.arcus, lot ." and w:.' lot t, blk
HI. ltltie Hill, wd 100
C F Gnnd to Joseph II Chapman,
lots tl and 1'.', blk !i, Rohrcr's
add to lllue Hill, wd S'.'."i
Oliver 1) Hedge, sheriff, to K I'
Overman, lots (1 and T. hlk IT,
Red Cloud, sd IT.i
K F Overman to Trustees M K
Church, same, wd IT.".
Sarah Mohler to Amanda ('
Wagoner, pt "i nel and c!
nwl SS-1-10, wd .VM)
State of Nebraska to II rich
Goos, swl :I0-1-I0t deed ll'.'u
G W Saunders to Henry Dicder-
ieh. lots Irt and 15), blk 1, Kalcy
,fc Jackson's add to It C. wd .. .Ml
Lincoln Land Co to Chris Under.
lots S ai.d li, blk U, G K. wd. . . :,o
Lincoln Laud Co to Chris Under.
lots '.'li, a I, L.- and 'l. block T.
Guide Hock, wd TO
Amelia J Smith et al to Chris .
Under, lots 18 and 111,' block T.
Guide Rock, wd :!()
Lwicoln Land Co to Chris Under,
lots :)1 and ,".', blk T. Guide
I'oek, wd ' Ml
Mortgages filed, Stfjlu.
Mortgages released. Si:i.:.,,JT,.,iO.
BURIED IN POTTER'S FIELD
Remains of Frank Barker Laid to Rest
by Fellow Convicts.
From Tiu'm1h'h i fncoln Star.
Karly this morning, before the mor
bid or curious had an opportunity to
learn of the sober little scene contem
plated, the funeral services of Frank
Murker were held at .the Castle, Roper
& Mathews morgue and the body of
the man who died on the scaffold last
Friday was hurried away to the pot
ter's Held, decently buried, but un
known except to the few who stood
about the,grave and who may mark it.
In the little room where tho plain,
black casket stood there was an air of
haste. It was no time, apparently,
for the singing of long songs or the
offering of long prayers. As soon as
the director appeared everyone v as
galvani.ed into action, rather than
i soothed into that immemorial peace
attending the funeral of the man who
I dies without death leaving a sear upon
I his body.
Rut the services, brief as they were
land with their air of hastc, had much
of a certain dignity. On the casket
was a bunch of white carnations, a
I tinge of pink enlivening the Mowers
I that were rapidly wilting in the warm
I room. Five "trusties" clad in wot king
clothes, .the singer, Mrs. Knglish, the
minister and a newspaper uriii were
all who were there witli the casket.
Or. P. C. Johnson, chaplain of the
penitentiary, who knew Rarker dur
ing his long incarceration and who
liked the man despite his record, of
fered a prayer for the repose of the
man's soul, paused for a woman with
luminous, half-hesitating eyes to sing
"Abide With Me," and then brie ll
spoke of the man, saying that UurUci
acknowledged his God before In iI'kmI,
uttered no harsh or severe word to
ward his executioners and, in '.hum
manlier or other, grew into the belief,
that, having committed his soul to his
Saviour, he could pay his mite U
Charon mid be done.
The decent burial of tho man was
guaranteed by his fellow eonviettf, Ik
is thu law of the state that relative f
friend may have priority of claim on i
body dying in a public institution, the
dissecting table taking its toll froii.
the death list when none other will
have it. Rarker's last wish was for
the decent eereino'ny and burial given
him this morning, and his fellow pris
oners were the men who secured it for
him. After the service the plain,
black casket was hurried into thu
hearse and an episode nil in black, c.v
ecpt for the ray of charitable feelinf,
from fellow prisoners, loomed agalns;
the bright sunlight of tho morninp
and halted in the potter's Meld for tli.
thump of frosty clods.
The Woodmen had u nice big tinw.
last night. The affair was in the mi
tine of a reception and banquet ten
dered by the younger to the oldiv
members of the order. J. C. Saylo.-.
delivered the address of welconif,
which was responded to by Until.
Muurer. Rrief addresses were tilstr
made by Judge Kdson, Kd A mack, C
W. Grout, Willis Fulton and others
Will A. Smith was put through tho in
itiator work and, having Iwen throng7
it years ago, made an exceptional!;.
line candidate. After the e.ercises u
nice little supper was partaken of t
the 'graybcards" and the "kids."
Rarker didn't want to die.
lie shrank from it as one docs from
sleop that knows no waking. When
society deprives a dangerous character
of liberty it inflicts merited punish
ment upon him. When it deprives him
of life the punishment falls upon it
self. That is why we. are opposed to
legalized murder. Stand up for Ne
braska. -Rixby in the. Suite Journal.
an elegant supper in the shorthand
room, spreading their duintles upon
two long tables, reaching the entire
length of the room, ft was enjoyed
to the fullest capacity by all. After.
supper the college quartet and sextet INKI.AMMATOIIV ItUBUMATISM CURED IN
furnished ample music, for the occa- 3 DAYS,
rumisi i iiium .,.,.1,,.,. Morton !.. Illll. or LobMiou. Ind raja; "My
sion. They departed at I J '. I ,YUe h(1 imummHtorr mioumiitJhm In evort
wishing the president many more sucli mlucj0 ,UI,i joint: uer Mifferiiig was terrible
occasions. R(I(1 lu'r b0lJ.T a,ltl f("-'0 ,u're Hvrollen almost be-
yona recoKiuuoir. nan itecn in tied hix woeki
nnd nrut clKlil iihyMclnne, but received no
benvfll until Mie tried Dr. Dotcium's Relief for
IthiMiiuaUsm. It khvo Immediate relict and
&ho -whh ablo to rnlk ftltout In threo darn, i am
Nuro It caved her Wo." Sold by It, g, Grice,
Starke Riot her-of Am boy will pay
the highest price for healthy shoa s
weighing above 100 jtuunus.
AFTER our sale of 20 per cent off we have a lot of Rem
nants and Odd Lots which we will dispose of at bargains.
These are all good, clean goods. This is your chance to buy
VAfUY StOCkilldS l 's true that, Stockings ought to wear butter
WW fkuTpI "llllof? lan ley (0, 'ie Mse we sell, it sometimes
f T IfOII I tYvQIii seems, ought to wear better. Customers occasion
ally say that no stockings wear as well as they used to do. Of course, the trouble
is partly in the Stocking and partly in the wearer.
Women don't wear as heavy Hose as they once wore. They say: "Give
me something thinner; 1 can't wear those thick ones." And, of course, the ma
terial is not in them to give service. We would not expect the same service
from a lace and broadcloth gown, yet we do something similar in our reasoning
Then many require that their Hose lit like a glove. If they were to buy a
half size larger they would add much to the life of ;l pair of Hose. A good deal
depends on the treatment given a Stocking. If it is pulled on, twisted on, jerked
on, or worn with ill-fitting shoes, even a firm Stocking will soon give way.
It must be said, too, that dyes which are too strong will ruin a Stocking.
That is where the customer is powerless, and it is where we are powerless as
well. The old iron-wearing Hose were ingrain dyed colored in the yarn before
knitting. The newer fast blacks are much more evenly.dyed, but an acid is used
that sometimes gets ahead of tire watchfulness even of experts. Hut people
would not have the old gray-touched Hose and they can't have guaranteed wear
combined with fast, even color.
In ladies' Hose we have the following Embroidery Hose:
Medium Weight Cotton Hose,
Heavy Weight Cotton Hose, I
Reece Lined Cotton Hose,
Cotton Hose with White Soles,
Shetland Floss - 80c lb
All at 25c
All Silk Klbbon
Nos. .i to r: at Sc per yard'
Nos. io to no ut.., lOc per yartt
At F. NEWHOUSBS
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