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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 21, 1908)
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THE RED CLOUD CHEF
A newspaper That film The News Flflytw Weeks Each Tear For One Dollar.
I.' KD CLOUD, NUHKASKA, AU(J US P J I, li)o,S
Q I M K NWVI,
CHILDREN'S KOMPERS or creepers made of n good grade dark blue chanibray at 50c
LADIES' HOSE. Mack ami tan lace hose at 25c. Children's hose, black or tan, at 12 1-2, 15 and 25 ctnts
DRESS GOODS. For school dresses a nice line at J5c 30 In. wide half wool, all colors, at 25c
BLACK SILK. :iG in. Riaek Taffeta Silk at $1.00 HO In. 1 Slack I'can dc Sole Silk at $1.50
PERCALES. 30 in. percales at 10c yd Largo line new Calicoes. Bordered Calicoes.
COTTON BATTS A lot 7l.st light, fluffy, clean cotton at 85c roll
REMNANTS. A few remnants in all grades of goods, cheap.
The train sluifhcd. Grandma and
I gather d up our bags and prepared
to leave the led plush seats, the sooty
window ledges and all the olhi r pleas
ures that traveling Involves.
I was tlntliring with excitement
and expectation. In a few moments I
should sve l Hole (icorgc my gieat
uncle the hero mound whom all the
"ffl' ,",: STILL WATKR BREEZES
duke with a broad grin,
just found out what tin
Her hoof is broken off and of course
she can't stand up."'
I'nele (leorge drove soberly up to
the house, then that great big mellow
laugh rang out strong and clear.
"Well that's a good one on your old
uncle, isn't It V" he cried as he took mr
out of the buggy and kissed me. and
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My mind passed swiftly over the many
times grandma had sat by my bedside " "
on davit nights, when the shadows Ctmitllssloiers PriCCf.lllntS.
And still It ruins.
Corn is growing line.
A number of strangers were noticed
at church Sunday morning.
The youngest child of V. A. Vance
was teported quite ill Sunday.
IMehard LutCioler left on Tuesday
for an extended visit with his father
N Bitterick Patterns
At F. NEWHOUSES
Do you know that It will pay OU, s
well as US, to buy your Building Ma
terial and Coal at our yards? Not only
that our prices average lower, or at
leabt as low, as those of our competit
ors, but because we take especial care
of and protect all can be olassed a
PL ATT FREES CO.
Hifl!VITffM1VHmiHi!Vill'''Vf ! HHK1l1MliMliMillMl"l"'"'l'll" "
Idella Watt has been spending
There are four leading makes of watches
on the market and we sell them all. You
can make noltrjistake in buying one of us.
Our extra large line gives you practically
unlimited choice. No matter the size or
grade, we have them. Cases of all grades
enabling you to buy the watch you want.
A written guarantee with every one of
them. Price always held at the lowest
We invite inspection and comparison of
goods and prices.
Satisfaction or Your Money Back. '
Jewelers and Opticians 1$. 8 H.Watcirjnsiiectors
socio d to jump from out the corners,'
and told me of the deeds of I'nele
George. How he had fought In that niM.s
war of all wars, the civil war. now
brave he had been. How heroically
he faced prison life. I low his com
rades had loved that tall, broad
shouldered man with his snapping
black eyes and the great shock of
heavy black hair. When the war
closed, I'nele Ueorge came back to his
little hweet-heart, riding on a splendid
black charger. (Urandina says It was
only a horsu but I know that all
heroes ride chargers). He had on a
dark blue uniform with gold braid and
brilliant epaulets, and a soft felt hat
pulled down over his curly black locks.
Who could resist such a hero'.' Aunt
Nancy couldn't, and in a short time he
had carried her away to the far west.
My rctlectious came to an end as the
train ctiuie to a stop with a jerk. We
were tumbled off into the arms if
Uncle lieorge who yelled to the con
ductor In his great rolling voice,
"Thank you; thank you," and than
turning to grandma he said: "Well,
well, Mary .lane, it seems good to sec
vou again. You get right into this
carriage with Alf and the kid and I'll
walk up to the buggy. My horse Is a
little spirited and doesn't take kindly
1 walked along by the side of the
tall, stoop-shouldered man and won
dercdvagucly If the "spirited horse"'
might be a second "noble charger."
Hut I was disappointed, the horse was
a horse and no charger. Hut as I'ucle
(ieorgiv.sald, It had many Hue points,
you could hang your hat on any of
In a few moments we were jogging
along a hot and dusty road and I'ucle
(ieorgo was explaining. "We just got
your letter; so we hitched up immedi
ately and came In our every day
clothes." I noticed then that he was
indeed In blue; but it was faded blue
overalls with bright blue patches on
What do you think of your I'nele
(icorgc, Kiddie." and the great kind
eyes peered Into mine.
'Well,'" I answered truthfully, "your
hair is gray and grandma told me it
was black when you married Aunt
Nancy, and 1 guess thnt I expected
It would always be black."
He laughed I jumped. It was so
unexpected, so loud and yet so musical.
"Hlcss your lie-irt darling, I haven't
had black hair for years. I'll tell you
what though. Two years ago 1 took
the notion while in town to have my
hair and mustache dyed black." Again
that laugh. "When I came home,
Hazel and Roy they .-.re my grand
children, you know didn't recognize
me. Your Aunt Nancy was so angry
that she refused to get dinner for me.
Mho was sorry though afterwards. '
That seemed to tickle him. He tho't
over It for some time with a little
amused twinkle in his eye. "You
see," he said gently, "1 went down
cellar We only have one cow now
and keep the milk down cellar. I was
very thirsty and drank over a quart.
Hut it turned out It wasn't milk; it
wits cream that Nancy had been sav
ing for a party that night."
"That poor old cow he continued,
"Is sick now."
several days with her brother Lewis
Smith and family.
The Misses Watt give their recitul
on Sept. nth. the W. C. T. U. an enter
tainment August 38th. and Miss Craw
ford a recital August 35th. All these
entertainments should be well patron
ized. Subscriptions for the Chief may be
paid to Miss Kiln VanWoert.
Mrs. Eva Dickerson is qultesick.
A thorough painting inside and out
has added much to the appearance of
the residence of (icorgc Keeve.
('has. Eddy was down from lnavale
Mrs. Vina McCallum has returned to
her home at Wisner after a pleasant
visit with old frleudi. here.
E. It. McCrary went to Hot Springs
Monday to take treatment for rheuma
tism with which he has been suffering.
John Thornton, who owned the old
Teachworth farm southwest of here,
died at his home Saturday morning at
seven o'clock. Itev. Wagner preached
the funeral sermon at thu house Sun
day afternoon, Guide Hock Lodge No.
133 attended in a body and conducted
the service at the cemetery.
Mrs. E. L. Doughman and daughter
returned to Dresden, Kan., Thursday.
The W. C. T. V. met with Mrs. Hub
bard, Wednesday. The next meeting
will be held at the home of Mrs. V,
Mrs. Dora Heaver, after a visit with
with relatives here, departed for her
home In Iowa. Enroute she will stop
and visit other relatives. Mrs. Heaver
Is a cousin to Mrs. J. D. Chrlsman,
and several years ago resided In this
It. W.JMcCallum attended the wed
ding of his sister-in-law, Miss Elizabeth
Centryman, to Mr. Leonard Hunter, of
Schenectady, N. Y., at Weeping Water
August HUli. Hoth are graduates of
the I'nlverslty of Nebraska. Mrs. Mc
Callum went down two or three weeks
Suspicions looking Individuals and a
well dressed young man wcio seen
hanging about our village eai ly in the
week. Tuesday night entrance was you there," he called. "What's the
madu Into the Crary store and Spires' inattor. does that con- need some more
Shoe store. Some cash and other ar-1 soap and kerosene'.1"
t'cles;vvcrc taken. "I am afraid she does sir," answered
I led (loud. Nebr., Aug. S, MKK
Hoard met In tegular session. Mem-
prckcnt. Overman, Anderson,
Chaplin, Ohnistedc and Hummel.
On motion, time for hearing of road
case. Ciowell. Crablll et al., on section
line between sections 1 and U, town
ship 3, range 11, Wcbstercounty, Neb.,
was set for hearing Wednesday, Oct.
7, urns, at 0 o'clovk a. in.
On motion, time for hearing of road
ease, A. J. Krout et al., on line be
tween sections III and 33, township 1,
range 13, Webster county, Neb., was
set for hearing Thursday, Oct. S, WOH,
at 10 o'clock a. tn., and clerk directed
to appoint three appraisers to llx
amouut of damages.
On motion, jury claims for April,
1U0S term, were allowed.
On motion, bill if V. V. Studebakcr
was allowed and ordered drawn on the
On motion, report of Commissioner
Ohnistedc, committee to confer with a
like committee from Jewell county,
the object being to divide road work
between the counties, was received,
adopted and ordered placed on record.
On motion, Report of Commissioner
Chaplin, who was appointed a com
mittee to confer with a committee
from Nuckolls county to make a divi
sion of road work between Nuckolls
and Webster counties was accepted
after striking out the words, "and the
grading thereto." In the sixth para
graph of the agreement, and same was
ordered placed on record.
In the matter of Okcy Miller for
damage sustained to carriage and
harness, by teasoii of defective bridge,
It was moved and carried that same be
On motion, warrant was ordered
drawn in favor of the county super
intendent for S7.-i.iMl for Institute pur
poses. On motion. Commissioners Ilumuiel,
Anderson and Ohiustrdr were appoint
ed a committee to audit county treas
urer's books, and Commissioners Over
man mid Chaplin, boohs of clerk,
sheriff, judge, superintendent and
clerk of district court.
On motion, (ico. W. Ilagan was ap
pointed as a member of the board of
Soldiers Relief commission, vice S. II.
Hoard adjourned to Aug. 1',', MO-i.
August 13, 11)08.
Hoard met pursuant to adjouruieut.
Members present, Overman, Anderson,
Chaplin, Ohmstede and Hummel.
wu motion, hammers llros. were
given contract to furnish Rause lump
coal for use at court house and jail to
May I, moil, at 87.75 per ton.
On motion, claim of .1. II. Robinson
for mauls furnished was rejected on
account of being costs in civil suit
Committees appointed to audit the
books of the varioiu county olllcers
reported as shilling the same correct
and corresponding with the seml-au-mini
Hoard adjourned to meet September
John Thompson Sr., of Denver, Col.,
who has been here for some time, Is
now plowing for wheat on his land.
A number of Stillwater people at
tended a picnic at Lawrence, Saturday.
Mrs. Dora Gardner expects to leave
soon for Colorado to look after her
Chits. Shelton Is staying with lii
nelce, Mrs. Jno. Hramwell, and her
mother, Mrs. Hannah Shelton, during
Mr. HramwcU's absence In England.
The Stork brought two little girls to
the home of Frank Hrltton recently.
Ralph Hubbard is plowing for wheat
on the Shaw place which he has rented
I for next year.
The two little girls of Oscar Shirley
of near Hastings are staying with their
grandma, Mrs. S. II. Shirley, for a few
Alta Carrwell who has been staying
with her grandmother, Mrs. Hannah
Shelton, has returned to her home
near Alton, Kan., and her sister, Mls
Esfcle, is here visiting relatives at
The Eckley S. S. picnic will be held
in J. II. (Jreenhalgh's grove Wednes
day, August 30th. Rev. l'ool, pastot
of Guide Rock M. E. Church, has been
secured for an address. Rev. Meyers
will also deliver an address. The male
quartet of Cowles has been secured to
furnish the music. Other amusements
will also be furnished.
I tried to comfort him by saying,
"Well perhaps she won't die. Have
you a good cow doctor'.'"
"A cow doctor," he cried, "Well 1
guess I'm the best cow doctor in this
country. Of course she won't die un
less her time has come. I'll tell you
what I do for my animals when they
Real Estate Transfers.
Transfers reported by the Kort Ah
stract Co. for the week ending Wed
nesday, Aug. Ill, l'.iOS.
John II Hrovvn to E II Kceuey,
lots 18 to 31, blk 10, Cowles, wdg
(ieo W Hummel to trustees M E
church, Hlue Hill, c3 lot !, blk
10, Hlue Hlll.wd
Ward Hays to Andrew Amhuster,
pt sw t se I, 35-3-1 1, vd
Vesp Payne to Luclla l-'rult, lots
1 and 3, blk 1, Smith ,t Moore's
add to Red Cloud, wd.
arc sick. I stuff them with soft soap'Reoh Olmsted to Huttle J Stoncr,
and kerosene. It's a sure cure and my
own Invention. No one can beat your
old uncle when It conies to doctoring
animals. Hut I don't know about this
cow; she took sick suddenly and for
three days has been so sick that wo
can't make her stand up. There she
Is now," and he pointed her out as we
drove up to the gate, "I wonder what
those hands are standing around her
for. I hope she Isn't any worse. Jake,
lots 8 and 0, blk 3, lnavale, wd
Irving W Crary to Albert J Kind
seller, lots 1, 2, 3, and I, blk 11,
(Snide Rock, wd , jqo
Julia A Stratton to Thomas V
Taylor, lots 17 and 18, blk fi.
Vance's add to Guide Rock, wd. l.iuo
Casper Weyiuann to J Raymond
Ilogato et al, lots d, west 3 ft
lot 10, blk 3, Rohrer's add to
nine lllll, W(l yU
Mortgages filed, 11,300.00.
Mortgages released, $1,700.00.
Vte Ftr laniel.
The olllce of Commissioner of Public
Lands and Hulldlngs was never better
handled than it was during the time
In which uncle Jake Wolfe had con
trol. No populist ever did the state
a greater service than dlil uncle .lake
when he took the children's school
land oil' the market of salu and only
allowed the same to go to renters, and
then proceeded to collect tens of
thousands of dollars of back payments
some of which had been owing Neb
raska for ten years.
At this time there is a second uncle
Jake Wolfe before the people and just
now he is asking the voters for their
suffrages at the coming primary. Wo
refer to the chairman of the populist
state committee, Mr. C. H. Manuel, of
St. Paul. He is one of the time-tried
men and one of the most loyal popu
lists holding up tlie hands of Nebraska's
commoner that can be found west of
the Mississippi river.
Mr. Manuel has occupied several
positions of trust during the years he
has made Nebraska his home. He has
always shown his warm hearted feel
ing for the struggling masses and if
chosen to make the race for lp d com
missioner this fall the vote at he
will bring to the ticket will b consid
erable. Polk county will certainly be
In line for C. H. Manuel.-Polk County
"India In Llvta Colors."
Rev. A. Kyahyno Myattway, a native?
and son of a chlcftan of India, will
preach In the Congregational church
next Sunday morning and evening.
On Monday evening, Aug. 31, ho will
deliver a lecture under the auspices of
the Ladles Missionary Society. Sub
ject, "India in Living Colors." Ho
will appear in various costumes. You
cannot afford to miss this lecture.
On Monday evening an admission of
25 cents, children under fourteen 10
cents, will be charged. Lecture at
Rev. Myattway will preach in tho
Indian creek school house next Sun
day at 3 p. in.
A number of building improvements
are being made in this vicinity, among
which arc the following; Prof. R. D.
Morltz, a line new residence hi the
west part of town; Attorney E. U.
Overman, a fine, large residence in the
west part of town; Atiolph SUUo, a
new resilience north of the city; J,
Mclntyrc, residence south of town ex
tensively remodeled, and John Wlhtt
wer, (ieo. Hoardsleo and .las. Wills, all
living south of thu city are building
large barns. The lumber for thus,,
minding!, was furnished by the yards
83001 hi Red Cloud.
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