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Rod Cloud - - Nobrnoka
PUBLISHED BVB11Y FKIDAY.
Snlercd In tho roilofllco nt lied Cloud, Neb ,
m Second CIhm Matter.
C. 11. IIALK
Couiicllmcn, lt wntd ,
Councllmcn 2nd wnrl. . .
Rupt. Light nnd Watci
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...I. A. MpArihnr
... . John Kliiftl
Clerk DIMrlct Court Oeo. V. ll;iji.oii
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TreMrircr - ' - w- KruJitii
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Hherlir - -' " IH'Igu
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Htipt. rnlillc IiiMfiicllon Nellie f-tjit-r
Si?rviyorr:rr"r.r ie. iivitIiik
In early lny of western life tli
more moiitloii or n railroad would hot
in'motUmnll tho vibrations of ambi
tious . pioneers. Kvory plnco vlmro
two met Unit topic was sure to bo ills
cussed with intcri'st but now-u days
people view the coming of a now road
with eomparatlvo IndHI'oronce. Vet
tho witno thrill should be felt now as
t lion for wo ought not to bo satisfied
with present conditions as long as wo
aro capable of advancement. Thoro Is
much speculation about the Intentions
of the Rock Island railroad. If It is
their intontion to make a shorter routo
for their main line and tap tho fertllo
valluv of tho Republican river, Red
Cloud out to be interested. We can
uso an other railroad to good mlvan
ugo. Wo ought to be In on the ground
lloor and mako it possible for this road
to strike our city. Rod Cloud is grow
ing and is the most Important city be
tween Falls City nnd McCook.
That the Rock Island will ovontua'
ly connect her main line by running
through somowheros In this vicinity is
undisputed and wo ought therefore to
bo ready. Lot's get on the tiptoe of
expectancy once more nnd work for
the Rock Island for Rod Cloud.
For sometime past we have had the
conviction that our public school sys
tem is In need of revision or readjust
mont. Every high school in tho state is ear
Vied on with the Idea that It Is a pre
paration for thu , university. The
theory is that graduates .from tho high
schools of Nebraska nreall to continue
their learning by passing Immediately
Into the uniTersity and their training
is primarilywith that end in view.
Wo have no fault to find with the
position taken by our leading educa
tors that the children of this great
common wealth should receive a cul
tural education but what wo do object
to Is the fact that those who cannot
persuo a longor course of study aro
compolled to take up their school tlmo
with practically tho 6amo studies as
those who intend to lead a professional
life. The business of tbo.unlverslty is
to make profcslonals and wo heartily
appreciate 'the work it is doing but wo
cannot nil bo professionals. An urmy
composed entlroly of officers would
not bo a very formidable fprco. As a
matter of fact not moro than ten grad
uates of high schools ever darkon tho
doors, of n higher institution of learn
ing yet wo compel, by our system, tho
remaining ninety to do tho samo work
as tho ten.
Much is said of recent years by all
tho educators, captains of industry,
and men of nlTalrs about the desirabil
ity, may the necessity of early deter
mining what vocation in llfo one must
This being tho case our public
schools offer no Inducement to the
youth contemplating following a trade
or a business carrier. In a vast uuiu
bor of oases the conditions surround
ing the young man are such that, it is
impossible for him to acquire a higher
education even if he so desired and
heuco he Is left with n schooling which
is no wise assists him in bis future life.
Wo believe that it is the duty of
those in charge of our public schools
to eliminate tho university from the
course of study and offer electlvcs in
purely utilltai Ian subjects. A course
in commercial arithmetic, is far moro
practical for tho student who settles
in our midst and becomes ono of us
nuil yet at the samo tlmo it offers as
much of the cultuial us the hloro
glisphs of algobra, book-keoplng, type
writing, shorthand and business forms
ought by all means bo made a part of
tho cour-o of study.
In our own high school and many
high schools of tho state wo offor spec
ial inducements to Btudonts desiring
to follow tho profession of teaching
but Micro is thoro room for tho black
smith, tho banker und tho merchant?
Schools should provide for tho wants
of thoir immedlato vicinity without
lorwjcouj outsiders. t,.,y
Wo have said more than weintonded
to at first but we will have more losay
is the futuro. We ask that tho great
t number get tho greatest good.
Last Thursday night while tho gen
tle broezos worn galloping south at
the rate of si.xt.r miles an hour tho
Relckalis gathered at the Masonic hall
aump'bcccricd to install I heir newly
elci-ntl ollleers. It takes an extreme
iitntJuiit of zeal and enthusiasm to
brave it Nebraska blizzard but the
Hobukahs wcro equal to the emergency
and by nilio thirty, llt'ty-lfvc woro pres
ent. - Tho following olllcors were duly In
stalled: Miss Mary Peterson, N. G.
Miss Myra GrifVoth, V. (1.
Mrs. Lotiio Smith, Secretary.
0. C. Tool, Treasurer.
Mrs Kva Butler, Waiden.
Miss Carrie llolsworth, Conductor.
.Mrs. Allco Kunchey, I. U.
M H.Matilda Welch, O. O
Mrs. Wondorly, Chaplin.
Mrs. Mary Tool, R. S. X. (1
Mrs I.onoio Warren, L. S N. (1.
Mrs. Alma I-'ogol, Ii .S. WO.
Miss NVllio Hmorloii. U S. V (I.
Mrs. O. C. Tool acted in the capacity
of District Deputy (irand Master and
Mrs. Joe I'ogel as (irand Marshal, and
we have never witnvHsou a tngrc nearly
perfect instillation. Mrs. Tool hud
every wonl com mi tied of all tho
charges, for all the oflle s and her do-llvn-y
w as such that every one knew
she hud all the work as perfect as It Is
possible to have It, Much of the suc
cess of the evening was due to her
After the cer!iiionie.stho committee
in charge made ready tho biuifjut't
There was vorythlng good to eat that
anyone could think of and tho raging
st"rm combined with tho drop in tho
thermometer hail sharpened the appe
tite so, that every one present did
ample justice t all tho vituals.
Hon Joseph Saylor, orator of tho
oven lug, dollvered a very pointed and
eloquent address "over the phono."
There was too much wind outside for
his timid disposition so ho remained
by his own fireside.
Tho Rebekahs of this city have a
long and enviable record, being insti
tuttfd on tho liilrd of November 1832.
Fifteen charter members aro on tho
roll of honor being: John S. l'urkes,
John T). Leach, Delia 13. Leach, Ettio
M. Loach, J. II. Smith, A. J. Means, J.
P llayha, C. E. Putman, Mrs. L. M.
Smith, Mrs. 131mira Dayha, Mrs. Emma
Parkcs, Mrs. M Moans, Wni. Parkos,
Mrs. Bertha Ilummoll, F.l). Humincll.
Tho Grand lodgo ofllccrs at that time
were: W. II. Curtis, O. M , D. A. Cliuo.
Tho lodge for a few years gained
rapidly in numbers and strong! h for a
timo but wlion the hard times coino on
this lodge in common with all oihers
felt tho depressing influence of the
times. Much if not most of tho credit
is duo Mrs. Dow for tho lodge being
preserved during this trying ordeal.
In due coursy of tlmo however the
spirits of tho members were revived
and they began an active campaign
for tho good of the order. Tho mem
bcrshlp steadily increased without any
boom or mush room growth until now
it numbers 105 active and enthusiastic
members. The mombors who have be
enmo Past Noblo Grand aro as follows:
FanleS. Dow, Fannie R. Spires, Alma
D. Fogel, Gertrude MoKcighan, Mag
gie II. Ilollister, Mary 0. Teel, Ida
Gutnmings, Matilda Wolsch, Clara Mc
Millan, Nannie R Ilale, Mary Wonder
ly, Julia Weesner.
All of these with the exception of
Fannie R. Spires reside in Red Cloud.
She is now living at Guido Rock.
The Rebckahs of this city aro doing
a noblo work not only in tho cultivat
ing of tho soclnl and intellectual ac
tivities of tho community bnt also in
elevating distress and comforting tho
sick. There is always something go
ing on ii ml always something to do
with them. During the week one can
seo a dozen or more carrying out tho
program of holp and usefulness decided
upon at the last meeting. In fact
mutual holpfulnoss is the underlying
principle upon which the lodgo is
founded and bo it said to tho credit of
the present membership that their
work is novor carried on In a prefuuot
ory or a haughty mannor. Thoro is
much of the spontuncoty mid joyous
ness of service.
May this order continuo in its useful
ministrations and may Us members bo
Increased till It gathers within it's fold
all those who desiro tho bottermont
and upbuilding of mankind. Tho
Chiof prediotsa moro glorious advance
ment tlmu any achieved in the pas'.
Liberty of the Press.
In this udvancod age of civilization
u lias becomo the rule rather than the
exception, for every family to "take"
a dally paper and these nanors are
read. They wield a power that is
either for good or bad and tho Intelli
gent roador Is Influenced theroby.
Just what those papers should bo al
lowed to publish in their columns is
now tho question down at Washington.
It is claimed that tho great Now York
World edited by Juscoh Pulltznr. nn.i
tho Indianapolis Nows(Delavan Smith)
hayo been saying things about tho
Panama Canal purohaso that is not
true, and that they aro consequently
liable to puntshmont.
If they are guilty of lying, they aro
"lie-able" of course, and in this case,
the suit, If Instituted, wilt be for llbol.
If tho president has hid way nboiit It
thu ease will be "The United States of
America vs (et )." The patties libeled
however, aro specifically Douglm Rob
Inson, tho president' br ther-In-law,
and Chas. P. Tuft, half brother of fhe
president-elect. Tho relationship of
the Injured parties to tho government
should lio carefully noted.
Tho natural way of course, would
seotn to be to have these suits brought
by the states In which the culprits ro
side, viz., Now York nnd Indiana, tho
theory of tho law being that offenses
of this character oitro crimes against
the state instead of the injured Indivl
dull, libel being class-d irf tho same
category with burglary or arson.
If tho president should succeed In
finding a judge who will order the a
cttscd o.litors to Washington for trial,
which is doubtful, It would establish a
precedent unheard of In a civilized
country tint boasts of, and wli ise
foundation is, Liberty and Justlco.
v Let the guilty bo punished, but an
impartial-trial is necessary to prove
one's guilt. Would there be anything
fair in compelling an editor or any
other person exercising his privilege
as an American citizen by criticising
the conduct of a seiuit r, congressman
or other ofllcials, to go to the National
capital, away from homo and friends
In this case tho evident Indention is
to bring the accused to the accuser,
and among the ncomor's friends so
that thoir powerful inllucnoe and pub
lie opinion nt the sent of government
may be used to its fullest extent in tho
interests of the brother-in-law and half
brother of the President and President
elect respectively. Will the Ameri
can people stand for It?
The Technical Aftc.
Apropos of the recent tilt betweon
Congress and tho Executive It might
bo Interesting to discuss the possibil
ities of tho English language, in a
In a "technical" son-e tho president
did not mean what he said. Technical
ly the word "undortako" doos not
mean undortako when a proper cluci
da'ion.of existing conditions requires
tho word to mean something else. It
Is no longor considered "good form" to
interpret tho English language in a
"Wobstoristieal" sonsc, but wo must
consider It iu a "technical" sense.
(By tho way, if you beo any words in
this article with which you are not
familiar please do not look for them
in "Wobstor;" they are probably tech
nical.) And now comes tho word from our
own stato Capitol that tho constitution
Is a tcahnl'jul document. It docs not
mean everything you have been led
from your knowledge of plain English
to bellove. , If it says tho salaries of
the deputy socrotary of state, and iho
deputy stato superintendent shall bo
li.xed at SlDOO a yoar, it only means
that they shall have $1500 salary
"fl.xod," and "technically" they may
draw a littlo moro if fixed on tho S1GU0
before tho year is out.
Thus Addison Walt, deputy secrc
tary of state, and E. C. Bishop, late
deputy stato superintendent had
drawn on November 30th the sum of
83000 each for twenty monthB work.
Mr. Wait will draw another fCOO we
are told, perhaps illegally, but ' ' tech
nically." Mr. Bishop being now state
the "fixed" salary of $1500, it falls to
the lot of his deputy to gather in the
Technical balance of 8150 per month
for the three months of his service in
A decision of tho supreme court al
lows tho attorney general a doputy
aud stenographer, but wo aro told that
besides theso ho employes as "assist
aut" at a good round salary. This is
of course technical and thcroforc in
lino with tho present tigo.
Tho constitution says in plain Eng
lish that "Thoro bhall bo no allowance
for clerk hire In the offices of the
superintendent of public instruction
nnd attorney general." To clinically
this is wrong so tho ofllco is full of
clerks, but they have other names of
course, suoh as "Inspector of Normal
There are numerous otlior cases
which tend to show the boautios of
technical Interpretation vs Wobstor,
but this paper is too limited iu space
to admit of an itemized stittoinont.
We'would suggost that a "Toohnipoe
dlo iDiotlonary" revised to ditto by
some of our congressmen would meet
with a ready sale.
Real Estate Transfers.
Transfers reported by tho Fort Ab
stract Co, for tho week ending Wed
nesday, Fob. 3, 1009.
R. E.Counco to Henry Dledorlch,
lots 11, Blk. 3), Red Cloud, wd 1800
Charles II. Potter to John Harris
ptswl, 2-1-11, wd 1000
Noah H. Petors to Emanuel
Peters und lots 4, 5, 0, Blk.
0, Vuuco'd add to Guide Rook,
John Harris to Charles H. Potter
lots 0, in 7-1-10, wd COO
C. II.'kPotter'to Charles F. Gather
lots. 3, 4, Blk,. 13, lots 23, 24,
Blk. 10, Red Cloudi cl , 5
R. Dlljard Bedford to Charles V,
Cather, uud X lots 2i, it, Blk.
10, Red Cloud, qcd fi
J. C. Warner to Charles F. Cath
er, lots 111, '20, 21, 22, Blk. 10,
Red Cloud, qcd 5
Charles W. Corwln (o Josso 13.
Corwin, part lot 13 resurvey of
Guide Rock, wd 1
State of Nebraska to Harriet A.
Milllgan, sw so 7-1-10, deed .... 280
Thomas MoElroy to Joseph Dobcsl
ti2 nwl, pt bw nw 2-1-0, wd. v. fi00
J. L Lacey to W. A. Luecy, lots
, !!, .1, Blk. 15, Cowlcs, wd.... 800
C L. Tlppotts to Wilhpin Barteli
b'J so 81-1-12, qcd . . . 1
Alexander Klatt to Clara Klatt,
no t8-f-la, wd 8000
Retta Miner to Rod Cloud
School Dlst., part no 2-1-11, wd 2000
Clark M. Phelps to Josoph J.
Schum, s2 sw I, 3 1- M), wd ...,. 1 J00
Mortgages filed, $."."35.50.
Mortgages released 88S50.00.
Under the statutos tho Deputy Com
missioner of tho Bureau of Labor and
Industrial Statistics is made manager
of a free employment bureau, whero
applicants for positions may file ap
plications and whoro thono wnntlug
help may mako tho fact known. The
employment bureau is thus made a
sort of industrial clearing house. Un
fortunately, tho legislature has novor
mado udequato provision for tho main
tenance of this employment bureau,
and It has never boon pusliod as it
should bo Deputy Cdmmlssionor
Muupin has hopes, however, of secur
ing tho tieceisnry support 1 11 tho
meuntlmo. ho suggests that Nebraska
farmers .who may be desirous of em.
ploying farm help communicate with
him, as ho is iu receipt of numorous
inquiries from men who want tosecuro
cmploymont on farms. The scrvlco is
absolutely free, except that those writ
ing should enclose stamp for reply.
Address all communications to the
BUREAU OF 1 VBOR AND INDUS
TRIAL STATISTICS, Lincoln, Nobr.
1IKKU IS KELIEP FOIl WOMKN.
Molhcr Oray, n nnrto lu New York. discovered
nn nroruntlc. nleaFniu herb euro for women's
Ills, cnllcd AUsTllAl.IAN-L.BAK. It Is the only
certain rcRiilator. cures fernnlo wcnknchres
mid ImckHcue, kidney, bladder and urinary
troubles. At all dniKKtsts or by mail CO cents.
Sample KItEE. Address, Tlio Jlother Gray Co..
Lo Hoy, N. Y
Bees Laxative Cough Syrup always
brings quick relief to coughs, colds,
hoarsuess, whooping cough and all
bronchial and throat trouble. Mothers
especially recommend It for children,
as it is pleasant to take. It Is gently
laxative. Should be in every home.
Guaranteed. Sold by Henry Cook.
IU1EUMATISJI CUIIED IN A DAY.
Or.Ucirhonsltellcfforlthcumatltm and Neural
xln radically cures In 1 to3dnN, Its action upon
ttib hyfrtem Is remarkable mid mvMcrloue. II
removes at onco tlni cauie and lliullt.tno Im
mediately disappear. Tlio flrnt dono greatly
bent ills, 7S rents Hint II. .-,nld by II K mhick.
dniKKlM. Hed Cloud.
EES LAXATIVE COUCH SYRUP
CONFORMS TO NATIONAL PURE FOOD AND DRUGS LAW
An Improvement over many Couflh. Lung and Bronchial Remedies, because it rids tlw
system of a cold by acting as a cathartic on the bowels. No opiates. Guaranteed to ilwS
satisfaction or money refunded. Prepared by PINEULE MEDICINE CO.. CHICAGO V.S. A, '
FOR SALE AT COOK'S DRUG STORE.
In order to get our white goods advertised we are going
to make a reduction of 1 0 per cent on all our new white
goods for one week only. This is a bargain as all the goods
are new have a large, line in Embroidery, Swisses, Satin bars -and
Have in a new lot of silk in all the.
new colors. In plain and stripes. 27
inches wide at $1.
Children's jumpers made of a good
grade of plain blue cheviot at 50c.
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When looking for the Best in
Furniture, Carpets and Under
taking come to the Leaders.
Aniack 8 Chaney
s Leaders in Furniture and Undertaking
MOON BLOCK ALLTHEPHONES '
Because our prices on these goods are right-almost
as cheap as the inferior goods sold by other houses.
We invite you to the largest house in the county, one
that pays taxes on $19,000 worth of goods while our
competitors pay on $7,520. You can readily see
where to trade to get the goods. We are here to
stay. Give us a trial and be convinced. We are
not undersold by anybody.
i, encl Implement Co.
WM. WOLFE. Secretary.
iNFI.AM.M.VTOItY KlUiUJIATISM CuillMl l.V
Morton L Hill, of Lebanon, Ind.,
says: "My wife had Inflammatory
llhoumatlsm in overymuseloand joint;
her buffering yvns terrible and her body
and face were swollen almost boyond
recoguition-.badbeeninbedfor six weeks
White Goods and Lace
new line in
New Line of Rushings.
'r.v- ' tfo'
rX3P ' $
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pcftn'..,t - w.v , ipAie r,v..
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IS ON TOE INCREASE!
and had eight physlciaus, but rcceiyed
no benefit until she triod Dr. Dctchon's
Relief for Uhoumatism. It gave her
immediate relief and she was able t
walk about In three days. I am sure it
saved her life." Sold by Tho II. E.
' Oricc Drug Co., Ked Cloud, Nebr.
all our kid gloves. Have a
the two button at $1.25 per
Bear Skin Coats.
We don't want to carry any of our
Children's Coats over. This is your
chance to get a good Coat for less than
cost. $3.25 coats for $2.25, $2.75 coats
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