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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 4, 1909)
Sttvto Historical Society
THE RED CLOUD CHIEF
A Newspaper That (lives The News Fifty-two Weeks Each Year For One Dollar.
VOLUME XXXV II.
RED CLOUD, " 3SiJSHRASKA. FlfiHKUAirV -I, 1901).
Cash Jewelers and Optometrists
C. B. & Q. Watch Inspectors
may uot always huvo the chance to go
to school. You may not arwnys lie
able to work phlsically. 1'ou may not
always liavc nn Income to keep you;
then what arc you (going to ilo? Why
not prepare- now by taking one of our
courses'? If you hav'nt the money to
pay down you can pay aftor you finish.
Write for particulars,
IIkiikon Husinkss Coi.i.r.ai:.
I will bell at publ c auction on the
John Devlau farm, 12 miles southwest
of lied Cloud, .1 miles south of Inuvulc,
,l east and 3 north of Womcr, Tuesday,
February 0th, commencing at 10
o'clock, the following property; 47
head of stock, consisting of 0 head o
horses, 8 head of cattle, 29 head of cal
ves, 10 head of hogs, farm machinery
etc. Lunch on grouud. Ross Fi:aiin
A pure grape cream of
tartar powder. Its fame
is world-wide. No alum,
There is'never a ques
tion as to the absolute
purity asid healthfull
ness of the food it raises.
-(. O. Holt wai a passenger to Hast
Mrs. GliHs. Bennett was in Red Cloud
Mayor J. O. Caldwell of Itcd Cloud
was In town ftfonday.
Tho Cowles Bank moved into1 Us ele
gant new homo Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Ham came down
from Hladon Tuesday to visit relatives.
Miss, Ethel White of the Cowles Hank
spent Sunday visiting her parents in
Fred Cadwoll and Lyman Furpnliar
from new (luide Rock were on our
Mrs G. W Tonuant a d daughter,
Mary wero passongors for Red Cloud
on the llyer Tuesday
Donald Mcllride returned homo from
Bladon Tuesday where ho had been
visiting relatives since last week.
C. P. (hind of Blue Hill and B. 11.
Hllmickof Campboll were in Cowles
Tuesday holping Cashier Foe move tiie
Mr. Cooper, who buys grain for II.
Uiind & Co., had a painful accident
Monday by getting his hand in tho cog
wheel of a gasollno engine Tho hand
was badly lacoratod and tequircd the
services of Dr. Caulk to dress the
Elllnftcr's Sale Dates
Saturday, Feb. 0, (iuldo Rock.
Thursday, Feb. 11, Frank Cobb, 1
ndlo cast south of Guide Rock.
Monday, Feb. IB, II. .1. Maurer 3
miles north of Red Cloud.
Tuesday, Fcbr. 10, John Mottor !)
miles r-outhwest of Red Cloud.
Wednesday, Fob 17, Ed. Crary, 1
inl'o north of Guide Rock.
Tuesday, Fob. 21, J, (i. Iolf,us, 1
mile north of Guide Rock.
Chafliii tmd Chaplin Thuisdny Fob
urarv, 23 0 miles north west of Cowles.
Geo. Llndsey 1 mllo south east of
Red Clo id, Feburary 10th.
C ydo l'ayne, Fricluy.Fobruury, 19th
5 miles north west of (iuldu Rock.
Rcpert of Water It LUht Commissioner.
To Tin: IhiN'oiiAiii.K M.vvni: and Citv
I herewith make a report of a part
of my services since my last report, i
1 have collected from water consiim-1
ors 3d0.1,r2, amount due and icvonue'
to lv mil hv April I. HMl), W1S.17. In '
.iioiiiii riiiin with thi water hoi vlcosuiid
to th" mtci est of tlir city a decided
loen imi for water meter-, should bi
adopted, i. c ; all water meters should,
be looted or iliud within twelve I
fe t of the mains or between the curb
and sidewalk line. This Is very im
porWuit, In tho llrst place SV per cent
of all sci vice pipe in uot whutltshould
bo, and should nut have been allowed
. to bo used, as it's weight averages Kill
to the foot when your ordinances which
regulato the weight of all iron and
lead pipe according to sie. This in
ferior pipe which in now in use and is
fast rusting and wearing out should
have weighed :i-lo to the foot instead
of 1-30 tho great expense which the
city will bo called upon to incur will
be the replacing of this inferior pipe
now in use which is fast going to
pieces. Ah for illustration of what Is
to follow t'tko for Instance tho loss of
water from October 1, 1908 to Janiytry
1, UiOa (three months) was Uli5070guls
now at twenty cents per thousand gals
the minimum rate it would amount to
$22.'. 33 this is no guess quotations but
facta from perfect meter registration.
Now the number of meter services in
the city is 173. Your minimum rate
for each c nsutner where paid in ad
vance Is 81.35 per quarter which en
titles each consumer to 730(1 gallons of
wuter during the quarter, which
would mean that the consumeis of
water were entitled to 1,227,301) gal
Ions for which they paid $333.55.
During the month of November 1U08
the middle month of the quarter in
which 1 herewith show this wastings
of water the C. IJ. it (J R R. -used
1535773 gallons at eight cents pel 1000
galjjns aino nitliig to 8I22.8(J. Tho
wiibtltigs above mentioned is :13'J105
gallons more than that used by the
railroad or a loss to tho city of S77.83
for the fourth quarter of 1U0H. Tho
remedy is loft for your consideration.
Iu Hiis city there is close to llvo
miles of 3-1 Inch service pipe which
runs between the city water., ainsaud
the consumers meter. Now here Is a
point, imagine, ostlnwto or guess the
amount of continual waste of water
that is going on between tho main ami
meter without any way to properly
estimate or correct this loss, if the pro
per method is taken to stop this wast
age the expanses will decrease u ,d the
revenue increase and with no shortage
of water. I his must bo dono aid i.t
ouco or there will soon beau addition
al expense added in piocuriug moro
water supply. It would be a paying
iuvofatment f r tho city to redeem all
water meters and phico thorn within
twelve feet of water mains.
As the city is the owner of all water
pipe which lies in the street from the
lot line on one side to the lot line on
tho other, the expense of maintaining
and ropuir (ills upon the city, the o
fore in tho past two years tho expense
in repairs of their pipe was nearly f300.
S atistics as to tho use and waste of
water show that every consumer
should bo required to receive their
watcr througii a meter, tho wastage
where water is usod without registra
tion bv meter is from 33 to (!U per cent
above hut used through a meter.
Electric Ltyht Services,
As tho tevenuo from light current
for the mouth of January 10U0 is 8(173,
75 this amount will decrease by what
ever the discount may be on what is
paid in the first live days iu which dis
count is allowed. This Is tho largest
monthly revenue from light current
shown since tho plant started.
My collection for light fund since
Juuuury 7th is S707.(il of which $318.17
is on eld current and wiring accounts,
I must say with credit to the patrons
of tho city's water and light sorv'lco
that every bill presented was paid
promptly, with n single exception,
which was for a very small amount.
The policy which the council has out
Utiod and are following is sure to bring
good results to both the city and citi
zens. As a total for my collection ft r
the past "5 days aro as follows:
For water $003.52
For light? and wiring S7D7.01
i t i 1 1 1
J. A. Tomllusuti,
Water A. Light Cjui.
Lincoln, Neb,, Feb. 2-.(Spocial Cor
rcpondcnce.) Tlio legislature basset'
tleil down to business and is now on
gnged In the real work of constritolivt1
ogislatioii. Tho bills providing forj
tho leforms urged in tho democratic
platform are now iu anil are being
pushed through with all possible speed.
It Is interesting to note the com
ment of tho icpiiblicau press and re-'
publican leaders oil the Uumphioy
bill providing for the "Oregon plan" i
of electing United States -u ator.
This plan provides, in ell'cct, for
three statements, one of which a can
didate for the legisla lire must sign
No. 1 pledges him io cast his vote for
the sonatorial candidate who iceeives
tho highest number or popular votes
in the state, regardless of political
allllatlou. No. 2 pledges him u vote
for tho senatorial candidate receiving
tho highest number of popular votes
in tho legislative district. No. 3 is,
iu eirect, n declination to vote for tho
choice of tho people, either of stato or
Tho republican organs mid leaders
insist that this is "a scheme to make
llrymi senator." But they do uot deny,
nor can they dony, that it Is a scheme
to let the people, i ot the politicians
and corporations select tlm senator.
A fow years ago John M.Thur-ton, then
a Union Pacific attorney, nownftaiid
ard Oil attorney, was elected to tho
United States senate from Nebraska.
Itrnn address to tho legislature which
selected him ho pledged himself to
obey i he mandates of "my peoplo,
and to ''hood theli expressed will in
every w. y." Two years later tho peo
plo, through their chosen representa
tives, Instructed Thurston to perform
a certain duty. Hut ho violated his
solemn pledge and liupudi nt ly remark
ed that he would pay no attention to
the legislature because it was not of
his political faith. Ho represented
the republican parly, not tho people.
Tho "Oregon plan" cures this ovll by
making the senators, representative
of the people Instead of the willing
tools of corporations and politicians.
This may explain why the republican
organs mid leaders are against it.
Subset-Ills for the , Chief, the oily
democratic paper In Webster County-
rami Loan tYnntcil
The I. O. O. F. has about Sl.luO to
Loan on flrt m irtgagoon Iteul w tat.),
G. W. Hutchison trus'ci.
The house mid senate have joined
In asking Mr. Bryan to fix a date on
which to address a joint session of tho
legislature. Mr. lliyan left eiuly last
week to fill a number of lecture dates
made months ago, and will uot return,
until about the middle of February.
Sevoral "bank guarantee" bills have
boon introduced, and there is consider
able diversity of opinion ns to which
is the best one. But a satisfactory
guarantee bill will be enacted into
law. It will provide for prompt pay
ment of depositors without creating
a resorvo fund that will withdraw a
large amount of monoy from actual
circulation. It will be just what the
peoplo want, (and just what tho de
positors arc entitled to )
Sen .tor Kimr is the republican load
er iu the west chamber, and he is in
tensely partisan. This partisan spirit
resulted in iho defeat of his pet bill
providing a 7 p. in. closing law for sa
loons all over thostato. In discussing
tho bill ho bitterly attacked tho
Omaha delegation and injected so much
partisan rancor into ills remarks that
he'd rove awuy sovoral demoaratlo sup
porters of tho measure As a result
it was recommended for indefinite
Tho famous "lobby registration" law
enacted two years ago, for "gtand
stand p'irposcs," has become what
everybody know it would become a
howling farce. Peoplo interested In
legitimate bills tho nurses' registrat
ion bill, for instance, aie registration,
so am tho woll known railroad attor
ileys and th-' represent itives of rail
load brotherhoods. The brotherhood
men tin hero to ask for laws making
lor safety of life and limb. But tho'
smooth i orporatioii workers are uot
registered. However, they tiro on the
spot, just the sumo. The law is worth
just about as much as the old "null-
treating" law -and that Isn't worth a
Silas A. llolcomb has declined tho
appointment to the supremo bench pro
Holed by (luvernor Hhallonbcrgor, and
Willis 1). Oldham, lias been appointod.
Judge Oldham, who was acknowledged
to bo one of the best supreme court'
commissioners ever appointed, aud
who Is ndmittedly one of the foremost
attorneys of tho west, has accepted the
appointment aud will at ouco institute
the proper legal proceedings to tost
the right of Governor Sheldon's ap
pointees to hold judicial otllcu. Judgo
llolcomb declined the appointment
because his eligibility had been called
Into question. It Is provided that a
supremo court justice shall have boon
a resident of the stato at least throe
years before election or appointment.
Judgo llolcomb spent a couple of yours
on the 1'aclllu coast, and while claim
ing that fie retained his citizenship in
Nebraska he did not want to further
uomplicato the case by allowing ids
eligibility to become mi issue thoroiu.
Tho "physical valuation" bill was
introduced on tho 20th by Snatof
Ollls. This is another reform pledged
by the doinocr.it olatforin. It Is sen
ate Hie 13!t, and provides fo the phy
sical va nation of railroads and of pub
lic service corporations. The railways
commission Is charged with the work,
Notice, to Ulildcrft.
.Scaled proposals for Hie erection anil com
pletion o) a iiutillo suliool liiillitlnt,' at Kcd
I'lnuil, Ncli., IiicIikIIiik nil liihor unit inruir
lots, will lie rcct'lvi'il iiy U 11. rnrtmocretary
n( tlio hoIioiiI litKinl, until 12 CilucU Noon,
.March Htli, IWU. i
All IiIiIh must lio In strict ilccordaucc with
tlio tilanft mill xpcuitlculloiiK, prepared by tlm
C. v. Way Cii, Architect, IIusUiiks. Noli.,
which may he seen at thoolllcoof I,. II. Korl
Itcd Cloud, Neb., and nl theolllci) ol the arch
itects on and utter I'd i uiirj . Kill. MY).
A certified check of t, per coat ol proposal
nindu pnyable to I.. II. l'ort, must accoin
pnny each bid as a Kimrauliu ot Bood fnltli,
tlio name to bo returned to each tuiHiici'duttiil
1. 1.,.,...., .t.li.i, ..I., ti.i.kii l.il lltitrnf nnnlrnpt.
mid to bo forfeited by tlio mtcwmful bidder
anil pillil If) Mllll rori lliniwirani mimmnu
bidder IiiIIh to miiUo contrnt iiml Rive ap
proved bond a required within :w jlnys.
Tho party to whom the contract is awarded
will bo rcoulrcd within :) dnj-K from accept
ance of bid to execute contract anil Ktvu ap
proved bond In Hiircty company In a mini
equal to ItH contract prlco for tho faltlitull
performance ot the contract.
Hunurnlo propoHiilH will be received nt Knnie
tlino and under nmno conditions for the In
Htiillntlon of hi'iitliiK and pluinblnit.
Tho Hoard reserves tho rlhl to reject any
aud all IiIiIh.
Haled Feb.. I, IIKKI. , ,
lly order of the Hoard,
Tho School district of Itcd
ttiKt Cloud City.
I,. II. l'ort K..T. OVKitiNii.lr. ,
Secretary . President. "
Weather Summary Tor January.
Temperature, highest 0 1 on 3d. and
2:td liowe't 0 below zero on Ot li and
7th. (Jrentcst dally range 15 on 2st.
Rain and snow, total .13, I inch fall
of snow. GiQiteit fall in 21 hour.s .13
on the I'St'.i. Num er of days with
lor more 3. Clour 13, partly cloudy 3,
cloudy 15, I nights of fog.
Salosincn wanted to look after our
interest in Webster and adjacont coun
ties. Salary or commission. Address
Lincoln Oil Co., Cleveland, Ohio.
Desolved Partner Ship j
Biit do not want to be forgoten by our
many Friends and Customers which we j
are Greatly Thankful for their patronage )
during our successful business.
To WIiob It May Concern, w ) '
All parties knowing them sells indebted 1 o said rirm are
requested to call at their Eirlist Opportunity and settle.
JOHNSON I BONER
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