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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (July 3, 1908)
July 4th Two big Games
The Red Cloud Hardware
and Invplement Company
have added to their already mammoth stock
a line of
We will be pleased to show them to you.
And don't forget we are leaders on the new style
priced from $29.78 up to the highest. Extra A grade
with ball bearings at $135.
Now is the time to get your Cultivators. We have the
Ohio Bully Boy, Goedenough, Morrison, Sat
ley, Flying Swede, Dempster, Canton, Kingman
Red Cloud Hardware
end Implement Co.
WM. WOLFE. Secretary.
The only Democratic Paper
Published in WEBSTER COUNTY
One Dollar Per Year
LACKED SENSE OF ORATITUDE.
NfW York Woman' Ridiculous Com
plaint Against Firemen.
"Talk about Ingratitude," said a Are-
." according to the New York
ffjtm, "It would be Impossible to sharp
est uy tooth belonging to a serpent or
anything elee so It could bite like the
lagratitude of a woman, whose house
taught fire recently. It was an Ivy
covered house and very pretty.
"The fire had got a fine start before
tie alarm was sent In, and It took
eome pretty lively hustling on our
Irt to keep the whole 'iilace from go
ing up in smoke. However, we man
aged to save the house, the people
living there, and most of the furni
ture, not mentioning a few pet doge
and a canary, so we flattered ourselves
that we had done about nil that could
be expected under the circumstances.
"Hut we found that we were mis
taken. The day after the firo the
woman who owned the house gave us
a call. We supposed she came to
thank us people do those things
sometimes, you know but she hadn't;
If you will believe me, she had come
to lambust us for testing looso all
those ropeH of Ivy thnt It had taken
no taany years to train over tho
vails of the house,"
WATER THI6 MAN'S ONLY DIET.
Lu Angeles Citizen Tries a Novel
Plan to Stop Smoking.
Just because Day II. Elmore, a Los
Angeles cigar dealer, wanted to stop
smoking and also reduce his weight,
be began to live on nothing but water,
and now and then a sour lemonade, 20
He has lost 20 pounds off of bin
200-pound total, and wants to logo four
or llvo more.
His voico nlono seems weak.
Otherwise this "personally conduct-
d starvation tour," as his friends call
undergoing now, with tne resun tnai
the first week he lost flesh at the
rate of two pounds a day; the second
week he lost a pound a day, later halt
a pound, and finally but a few ounces.
He began the fast gradually, one
meal and then one day at a time, un
til after he had gone three days with
out eating, when everything went
He does not feel nervous or run
down, and sleeps well.
All Caused by Mongrel.
How a yellow mongrel dog "sicked"
Theodore Koosevelt into reforinlug the
New York police department was told
to the Rockefeller Hlble class by
Jacob II. Rlls. John D. Rockefeller,
Jr., was there.
Mr. RHb Bald he was going to Jump
Into tho bay ono night when a yellow
dog came up and rubbed agulnst him.
It waa so friendly that he gnve up tho
suicide Idea and took the dog to
a police station to spend the night.
A nollce sergeant threw lllln out
and the dog bit tho policeman, who
nrninntly killed It.
Later, when Roosevelt was police
commissioner, Hlis told him of the
Incident. Ho whb so Incensed that
then and there ho began cleaning
out the police stations.
Pneumatic Clocks In Paris.
The city of Paris Is being rapidly
supplied with a system of public
clocks worked by compressed air un
der electrical control,
Tho entire area of tho city la di
vided Into sections nbout a tnllu and
three-quarters In indlus, and in the
center of each section is a suusin'
tlon provided with a reservoir of com-,
pressed air, from which air pipes ox-
end to all tho clocks Included In tho1
lly means of eleclro-magnots, oner-
, , .. .,... i. ......, -
Vim commutator controlled by tho mas.
t01. clock at tll0 central station, the,
Afternoon at 3.
The Bett Men.
"I can get mi Kngllsh coachman
place twice na quickly as n German
or 11 Yankee coachman," Bald an em
ployment agent. "Each country, I nml,
is supposed by the public to turn out
one kind of workmnn of peculiar ex
cellence. Thus England's specialty Is
"France's siteclalty Is the chauf
feur. The cook, too, la a specialty ol
"Scotland Is noted for its engineers,
and in the field of sport for Its goll j
"The Swiss are consldeied to be
the best watchmnkcrs. It is never
any tumble to get a Swiss watch
maker a Job.
"The Swedes are the best sailors.
"Oermans arc at a premium as
"Italians nre in demand as plaster
workers, a trade wheieln they wonder
Two Waters from One Well.
Two kinds of water llowing from
the same well nre to be found at
Riverside Park, Logan's Park, Ind
An eight-inch pipe is sunk .into the
ground for it distance of 80 feet, and
Inside this Is a five-inch pipe, which
Is carried carried down somewhat
farther. Fresh water from the lime
stone stratum comes up between the
two pipes, while water which tastes
and smells strongly of hydrogen sul
phldc comes up through the live-Inch
pipe from n lower stratum. The sul
phur water Hows at the rale of a gal
"Ion a minute from the drinking foun
tain over the well, while the fresh
water (Iowb with smaller volume from
a pipe about 20 feet distant. London
t Going' Down.
A public school teacher In Philadel
phia hat occasion once to correct the
pronunciation of a pupil of Scotch ori
gin. The lad persisted in saying
"doen" Instead of "down." Finally, lent like ours, lie 'is ns lean and fiery
the instructor's patience becoming ex- as a wolf, and twice a woolf's size,
hausted he shouted at the boy: All over Hrlttany you see htm, swag
"Down! Down! Down!" gering up and down the white roads,
The pupil In question remained un- in search of roots, berries, frogs, any
disturbed by this outburst, but anoth- thing for he must forage for himself
er lad In the rear of the room quickly his master never feeds him. Step
sprang to his feet, stuck out his hand out of his way, or he will snarl and
In a mechanical way; then, suddenly leap at ou.
exhibiting great embarrassment, sat "The Hietona are gieat drunkards,
down. , Sometimes thev fall asleen beside the
"Well, my boy," SHld the teacher,
good-naturedly, "you must be a foot
"Not exactly, sir," replied the boy,
"I run the elevator down to Perkln's."
Illustrated Sundny Magazine.
Kaiser's Ever Ready Revolver.
Emperor William II. Is never with
out lila icvolver, and he Is extremely
skilful In the use of the weapon. It I
Inspected and freshly primed every
morning so as to make sure it is In
perfect working order.
Firmly convinced that he is going
to die by the hand of an anarchist
this fate having been prophesied for
him long ago ho Is determined to
make a stern fight for his life, and to
have at any late tho satisfaction if
he falls of Inflicting Borne Injury upon
Where Circuses Outfit.
Ono never thinks of tho circus in
connection with tho sea, and tin
foro n waterside wanderer was v
much surprise I the other day to
a brilliant red-and-gold circus wa
. " ' " Jr.rrr,."" "n" o"?.T
sireei. near i-eu. mui. m nuiiuisc
I w"s a."1 nway lx moment later by
F00lnB u,re0 mou, l'morso mm tne
MULE PROVED RIGHT
DID WELL TO STAY OUT IN OPEN
Call It Stubbornness or Prescience, or
Anything You With, But His Ac
tion Saved the Life of
"Everbody knows that all mules
are bialny, but the milieu of Old Mexl- days ai;o from Hie Cntsklll mountains i "My! playing with a doll why y ur
co have something on other mulea for tells of an old woman he met, who , nnmc must be Suisle not Riilph."
a sort of prescience of their own," paid Uvea In a coltnge JiiBt outside the lit- ( No word from the boy, who kept
n man who baa spent many yearB In tie town of Cairo. TIiIb woman, a j right on plnyiiiK with the doll,
the neighboring icpubllc, to a New Mrs. Clary, he discovered, has a valu- "Susie," said the i;nindpa, Just rinh
York Sun writer. "A Mexican mule able collection of book which bo- Ing to his fate, "do you like dolls?"
will do Just o much work and not u longed to her husband, who at one i The boy moed perceptibly, but
bit more. , time kept a second-hand store in clung to the doll.
'The tiding mule, for instance, is
fully aware of the distance, down to a
lod, he Is supposed and required to I
traverse in the pi ogress of one travel
ing day, and all the sharp sticks or
goadB or dynamite on earth won't get
him to do a bit more than what he
knows to be the correct distance. The
Mexicans have a peculiar saying in
connection with this characteristic of
the Mexican mule. You ask n Mexi
can, for Instance, how far it is by
muleback to such and such a point.
" 'Two days' Journey if you nre not
rushed, but three days If you are
in ' hurry,' the Mexican will leply.
"Hia meaning la that If you don't
ahk any more of your mule than oit'
should ask of him the mule will bu
able to nrnko the trip In two dayB. Hut
If you attempt to drive the brute he'll
soldier on you, and in consequence the
I Journey will take you three days.
"Now for the prescience of which I
t spoke. I don't know what else to call
it. The latest Instance 1 saw of It.
was when 1 was lldlng through the
state of Sonera a month or so ago on
an old gray mule that knew every turn
and twist of the load 1 was taking so
thoroughly that I let the bridle relnt;
hang and permitted him to go It alone.
"Along towaid evening a terrific
thunder storm came up. The air was
heavy with I he fumes of sulphur I
something I had heard about but had
uovcr experienced before and the
crashes were deafening. The road was
rocky and bad and there was only an
occasional scrub pine alongside.
"The old gray mule, when the storm
leached Its height, stopped his Jog
of a sudden and stood In the middle
of the road, peacefully enough. Ho
wasn't worried, apparently, but ho
considered that that was a pretty good
place to stand during the continuanco
of the tremendous electrical storm,
for it was out in the open.
"For myself, I wanted to get under
the shelter of a pine tree about a hun
dred yards ahead of me. Hut the mule
couldn't and wouldn't see that. Hint
for the open, and there he stood.
"I prodded him with the spurs, but
he meiely looked around at me in a
dusgusted sort of way. Then I dis
mounted and tried to lead him. Noth
ing doing. He wouldn't budge.
"So at length, giving In to him that
he knew more about It than 1 did. I
wrnpped my poncho Hbout my head
and Hood at hln htad, waiting for the
storm to pass. I hadn't Blood by the
mule in that way for more than three
minutes before 1 saw a couple of balls
of red fire plajlng around the trunk
of the pine tree thnt I'd wanted to get
under the shelter of. Then there
enme a positively deafening crash and
when I could see again there was that
pine tree btiLtehed across the road
and a good part of it in kindling wood.
"I Fiippobe maybe that old gray mule
didn't know. I give it to him, anyhow,
that he did."
The Pigs of Brittany.
"Hrltta:.y Is all right," .the traveled
man said, cautiously, "but beware of
the pigs there."
He had still an hour before the
steamer started, and hu resumed:
"The Hreton pig Is not fat and indo-
nad. They awake WUh a sharp palu,
in the r.iv.l or leg, the pain of a hun
gry hog's teeth.
"And 1 could tell you a gruesome
story of the babyhood of a handless
Hreton beggar whose parents once left
him alone In his cradle with tho house
door open but It Is too horrible."
A Good Dodge.
Senator ElkliiB was congratulated
at a dinner on his fine new yacht, tho
"From yachts to yachting clothes the
..,....!. I., ... , nn.l Hanatnr Ml.
I I IIIIDItltfll .1 (ID Jo , M..I. k..W.U, m-
kliis told a story.
"An old fellow," he said, "sat In a
seaside cafe. He had finished lunch
! uau tiiiioucu uim.li
eon; he was now drinking champagne.
"The sun shone on the white sand,
the sea sparklod, and every little while
the old fellow ordered another cold
"With tho third order he said un
easily to the waiter:
"Walter, Is my noso getting rod?'
" 'Yes, sir,' tho waiter auswered, 'It
is, sir, I'm sorry to Bay, sir.'
"'That -won't do,' said tho old fol
low. 'That won't do at all. Walter,
Bend out nml got mo n yachting cap. "
Looking Both Ways.
Mrs. Gudoharl Mrs. Fair has sucn
a sunny disposition.
Mrs. Gossip And such n nlzir
IN SACRED KEEPING
WIDOW HELD HER HUSBAND'S
w-. ah .u i. ... ... . ....
Not Al the -Wealth of New York, She
Declared, Would Tempt Her to
Part with the Books
A New Yorker who returned n few l
Washington, D. C, and who dltd about
20 years ago.
"I stumbled on the
house and its occupant by chunce,"
said he, "and it la a meeting I shall
long remember. 1 followed her up an
uncarpeted stair, through u bare loom
to where the books were. They lined
a dozen rough shelves and littered the
floor. Evidently they hnd not been
disturbed for years. Piles of hand
some volumes in worn leather covers
I lay smeared in cobwebs and dust. 1
stooped down to pick up n book
"'Stop!' she ciied, grabbing my arm
'You must not touch them! They weie
his. and you must not touch them!'
"Gradually, however, she relented.
I wjib allowed to open some of the vol
umes i nder protest. Hare books they
were. Three first editions, which lay
half hidden In a pile of broken plaster I
would have brought, I believe, a total
of $500 at a book connoisseur's sale in
New York; one copy of Poe, which I
would have liked much to possess, lay
in a moldy condition on the sill of the
little attic window; several rare vol
umes of Dickens' works and an equal
ly rare copy of Longfellow I found be
hind an immense traveling trunk,
squeezed and scratched deplorably.
Treasure met my hand and eye every
where. " 'Why,' I protested, 'If you took
these books to New York and placed
them with proper persons you'd make
a small fortune.'
"'To New York?' she echoed, rasing
her hands in alarm. 'No, Indeed, all
the wealth of New York would not
tempt me to part with one of them.
They were his; that's enough for me. ,
"Take care of my books, Jane" that ,
was about the last words he said to i
me before he died. I have respected
hlB wUh, for they are here as he left
them. You are the first to lay a finger
on them, and you'll likely be the last,
for before I follow him I'll make sure
that his books'U fall Into no strange say in the matter. The naming cere
hands. Here, during the latter years , mony usually takes place when the
of his life, on the oak chair under the
skylight, he would sit for hours and
dayB on end with no company but his
books. That night that was his last
he was here for hours. When he came
down to the sitting room he could not
rest, and he said to ine: "I'm going
buck to my books, Jane, and may read
till late. Get to bed If you wish, and
never mind me." So 1 ver.l to bed.
and on awakening at Hit 1. ht glimmer
of dawn 1 saw I was st' l alone. I
cried "Andrew;!" but no n..ter came;
then 1 stole out and went up stairs.
Ah, I remember as If It were yester
day. He sat here with his head down
on his chest dead. This book was
In his left hand and his right gripped
the chair arm like a vise. That other
book on the floor Iny as It lies now,
open with Its face down. There I have
left it lie. No hand shall touch them.'
And so we walked silently out of the
musty room, and she locked the door."
New York Press.
Steel Touchstone of Fortune.
Steel with Itn billion of money;
Steel, with its myriad glowing fur
naces, .Its thundering mills, and Its
smokestack. thick as stalks In a corn
field; Steel, with Its thousands upon
thousands of miles of ore land and
coal land and gas land; Steel, with Its
endless railways and Its fleets of ves
sels; Steel, with Its Bwnrming popula
tions of workmen and its trade lines
penetrating every business and every
corner of the world, hns become the
touchstone of our fortunes and the
barometer of our condition.
They used to say: "Ab New York
goes, bo goes the Union." Now they
say thnt as Steel goes, so goes the
whole mighty current of American
business. We llvo and work fn steel
buildings, we ride In steel cars and
steel ships, our Intercom he Is over
steel wires we are encompassed and
entwined and connected, transported,
and finally entombed by steel. We are
Steel and Steel Is us.. Harper's
'"Rastus," snld the candidate, "did
" rree, W HB lllO
, swor. nut wnen a man comes aroun
1 and he'ps me out n little wlf do rent
and de grocery bill, I owes him a little
, frlon.Uliln ilnun'l I?" Wn.hltiir
' " ' . " "
"How could you distinguish Achilles
from the girls?" asked the Greeks.
"How could you see that ho waa a
man In woman's garb?"
"Ho didn't," explained TIlysBes,
"drop hlB handkerchief, every tlmo he
My I Out ixn't Ho Nasty!
Yonng Green Do you know, Blr, I
believe that woman Ib really endowed
with n sixth sense.
Old Grouch Humph? Just ntiout a
sixth, nil the women I've rer. Trip-
IT WILL BE RALPH HEREAFTER.
A Youngster's Outspokenness That
Taught Grandpa a Lesson.
There Is a very well-known inuii In
Hrooklyn who Is particularly proud
tf his uinndson, n bright boy of four
.years and a few months. Hut, HUo
,, foni Krani,pnBt ,10 bellevt( t(Urt.
K amusing to the child as well as
to hlm&elf and he recently rocolvo.1
the shock he deserved. The little lad
was playing Industriously with a doll
when the proud grandpa said:
"Dear little Susie you used to bo
The boy lifted his head Indignant
ly and with deep pathos, said: "Grand
pa, 1 hate to tell you so, but you're. ;t
Great was the consternation of the
grandfather and amazement of the
mother, who tragically ordered the boy
to his loom, while she called atten
tion to the tears that rolled down her
cheeks at such a fearful offense. Fi
lially she told the little fellow that he
might be forgiven if he begged his
grandpa's pardon. Hut the boy be
lieved his grandpa the offender and
said no. Ills mother sternly read him
a lesson against profanity, and espe
cially about disrespect to grandpar
ents. The little fellow was touched,
and going over to his grandpa said.
I am sorry I called you a d
fool but If I cannot call you a fool
can I call you a lemon?"
Hereafter grandpa will call Ralph
by his right name. Hrookiyn Eagle.
Naming the Baby.
The naming of a baby is considered
important even among people whom
we are apt to regard as uncivilized.
And, curiously enough, these very
folk contrive to avoid the arguments
that so often ensue when father and
mother disagree over whether the lit
tle stranger shall be called Jack or
Mnrmnduke, Prlscilla or Jane.
The Mahometan father and mother
each write the choice of n name on a
slip of paper and place both in the
Kornn. Whichever slip is drawn first
s the name given to the child.
a pretty Egyptian custom is to light
three candles, naming ench after a
god or somo exalted personage. The
child Is called after the candle which
Hindu mothers name their children,
paterfamilias not having a word to
baby Is about 12 dayB old, and a flower
name Ib usually choben.
Chinese girls tare simply numbered
one, two,- or three, until they reach
years of discretion, when they are al
lowed to choose a name for them
selvcB. The boys, however, nre glvn
a temporary name until they are 20,
when pa decides what magnificent ap
pellation they shall rejoice in for the
I rest of their lives
N. Y. Weekly.
Ignorance of the Bible.
Hibltcal allusions, which permeate
our literature, touch no responsive
chord In the majority of college stu
dentB nowadays, writes Prof. W. L.
Cross, in Education. Though some of
them arc fairly familiar with names
like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Samson,
David and Dnnlel, very few know any
thing about the lives of these men as
related In the scriptures. Not long
ago, to recall an extreme case, not one
of 40 students under my instruction
could quite place Judas Iscariot; and a
venerable colleague of mine discov
ered a Jew among the seniors who had
never heard of Moses. To lift the bur
den of this ignorance, several colleges
have recently incorporated parte of
the Old Testament Into their most
elementary courses In English with
great success from the standpoint
both nf the student and of the Instruc
tor. Hut a knowledge of the Hlble ob
viously belongs to an earlier stage
than this. It Is a pity that political
and religious conslderationti stand in
the wny of Introducing Into the pub
lic schools an available body of splen
did literature. Fortunately politics
and piejudire cannot bumper many of
the large preparatory schools.
Her Sublime Admiration.
"Oh, dear, will you look at It again?"
sighed Mrs. Howard Newcome in an
ecstaby of bliss. "Isn't It magnificent?
Turn tills wny now. A side glance
brings out the traditional beauty. I
have never seen anything so perfectly
exquisite. Dear, do come over here and
look at It from this view. One would
never believe that such a lovely thing
existed In the world. The perspective
Is simply grand. How Inspiring and
noble. Here Is nnother view from th
right. Doesn't It show off even to bet
ter advantage? I am simply entranced
What Ib Mrs. Newcomo looking at?
Some maslerpleco In a picture gal
lery? No, Indeed. It is an old kitchen chair
sho purchased at a second-hand store,
which sho thinks la a "genuine an
tique." Tho Hohcinlnn. ,
Mrs. Haymow Wnli, dow tel7, et
this horo 'lectrlo business nln't n-git-tin'
t beat th' band.
SI Haymow Somepln no In in" '
Mrs. Haymow Well, I Bh'u k&fl
They've hod motor wagons nn' motor
boatB nnd nenouw they're n-gittln mo
tor policemen. . ,
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