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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (May 26, 1910)
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C B. HALE
THE ONLY .DEMOCItATIU I'APKIl IN
Anyhow the weather man succeeded
in putting house cleaning off two
Uallcy's comet has fooled the
astronomers. We were under tho im
pression that the newspaper fraternity
hod a monoply upon being fooled.
It is no use trying to keep Webster
county off the map. With Cv Young
still a good old man on tho diamond
and Bert Garbcr entering the big
lcaguo by joining Cincinnati we are
bound to bo kept before tho limelight.
How times do change. Who ever
heard of agontlctnon'schurch banquet
in lied Cloud before? Yot we tire
pleased to welcome such an innovation.
Such an organization as was formed
has the greatest of possibilities beforo
it. Moat mon's activity ends with the
name enrolled upon tho church
The Anti-Saloon league and the
saloon-keepers of Omaha complain
that liquor is being sold in that city
after hours, on Sundays and all tho
time yet thoy are unable to get the
officers to take a hand. One organ
ization or the other ought to work u
stand-In with tho police if they want
The newspaper accounts of the
democratic banquet held in Beaver
City last week are very flattering in
describing the addross delivered by
Bernard McNeny of this city. His
subject was "Domocraoy" with which
ho is thoroty familiar. Mr. McNony
is gaining a wide reputation as an
after dinuer speaker, no is greeted
everywhere as Nebraska's next at.
When the people can be made to
understand that it actually costs more
in time and money to travel over a
poor road than it does to travel over
good one, they will be be less Inclin
ed to begrudge the expense of good
roads, and what is more important
a till, will be willing and anxious to
put tho business of road making into
the hands of intelligent men who un
derstand the business. Poor roads
are the expensive things that curse n
The initiative and referendum quest
ion remains in statue quo at the
present writing. Here is a peculiar
condition of affairs. A measure which
pmotically nine tenths of the people
favor is aparcntly to be shelved be
cause the glory of passing it may or
"may not land in certain quarters
Human nature appears to be so con
stituted that it cannot support any
proposition which does not originate
on the right side of the fence. The
time will speedly come when blind
partisan polltios will be a thing of the
past and the people will support
Measure. which benefit the public re
gardless of the particular political
brand stamped upon them.
The initiative and referendum- is
bound to be found upon our Btatute
books sooner or later and we will wel
come the day when measures are judg
ed solely upoa their merits. This
handing the .package back and forth
and examining it with microscopes to
aee who will receive the ultimate
credit is puerile in the extreme.
This office acknowledges the receipt
of the last issue of the "Mediator" a
newspaper published In Omaha. Its
avowed purpose is to fight the battles
of the saloon keeper and incidentally
boom Jim Dahlman for governor.
Unqualified asset tions of the growing
popularity of Omaha's mayor coupled
with the suggestion that the salvation
-of the state depends upon the quantity
of Omaha's brew consumed will hard
ly appeal to tho reason of intelligent
Such a plat foun must be tho pro
duct of a diseased mentality but one
is not surprised to II ml a pciiodical ot
that chiuaeler established in Omaha,
Dahlman may ritlo tho bucking
broncho und icceiwt the plauditsol' an
admiiiiig public for his spectacular
perfui manic but he ean haidly expect
thoMipportof wctein Nebtaslca until
ho develops more of a disposition for
stability. Western votcrsoccatiomtlly
do a little riding thenisoiNcs ntid some
times ate known to buck. It seems
mighty certain to us that if Mayor
Dahlman wants support forhis politic
al aspirations he must look to Omaha
orit. As far as the "Mediator" Is
Concerned, its days are numbered.
Nebraska has too muuv citizens of
the safe and -sane order to ever adopt
waawide open, go-as-you-please policy.
It Issald that dauclng mnkes irls
feet large It Is also said that See
cream makos freckles. Doctors are
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front gate produces rheumatism. A
few more opinions llle these and the
girls won't have any fun left them.
Would it not bo well for parents
who havo children attending school
in tiic town to take interest enough
in the schools and their children to
visit the schools at leHst one time
during the term. We hear parents
complaining of the schools, who havo
no more knowledge of how thoy are
being conducted than a resident of
China has. We do know that strong
ors who have visited our schools have
gone away and said that wo have the
bestschoolsof anv town in the country.
What should tho people of a town feel
prouder of than good schools? What
will briug a good class ot people to
any town more rapidly than good
schools? Parents go to your schools
and see for yourselves, and don't ao
cent idle ropurts about your schools
and the teachers as facts.
If there be one better way than
another to ruin u town, it is for thoso
who live in it to go about apologizing
for its existence. There are some who
aro always ready to say, by their act
ions at least, that this place don't
amount to much. They will tell you
that tho town is dead; that no one
would think of stopping here, that
some town adjacent Is tnoro respect
oble, moro enterpribiug, has better
people, butter enjoyments, Is ahoad of
us in everything. This is all wrong.
Even If it bo true, no one should ever
admit it, when it comes to making
n comparison. Every good citizen of
this town, should tako a special local
pride in all that pertains to home.
The schools, tho churches, the amuse
monts, the business, pleasures, the
picnics, the celebrations, in fact every
thing should bo looked on by our
own people as just as good as can be
gotten up elsewhere. The town that
says "wo can," will always succeed.
Tho town that says, "Oh I don't know,
I don't think It will amount to much,"
is never of much forco. If you have
no local pride, borrow some.
Perhaps no class of people meet
with so much or so severe criticism as
teachers. Much of this criticism is
unjust and exists solely because par
ents and others listen to unverified re
ports and do nothing to acqualntthem
selves with roal inner workings of the
schoolroom. Any person experienced
with ohildren knows that these reports,
even when absolutly truthful from
their point of view cannot be relied
upon. Again, any one who has the
training of children, has experienced
the mortifying that the best trained
chiidreu sometimes woefully lapse
from their knowledge of good manners
and courtsey when away from home
and among other children. Some
mothers will not tolerate any correct
ion of their children's manners by the
teacher, taking it as a direct insult to
their homo training, when It Is but
the result of childish heedlessness or
selfwill. No greater Injury can be
dono a teacher than to condemn her
at home in the presence of pupils.
There are many the usually allude
to a teacher as school-marm who
persist in believing and encouraging
that a school teacher is never to be
regarded with other than suspicion.
There is one regrettable feature con
nected with the visit of the St. Joe
Commercial Club and that la the utter
lack of common courtesy shown them I
by our people. Our Commercial club
anubbed them to the Ilmir. The St
Joo people did not expect a delegation
to meet them at the depot when they
found out that this was opening day
for the base ball season but they did
expect to be invited up after supper.
They bad a good band and bad noti
fied Red Cloud that it was at their
disposal and they fully expected to
come up town after supper and give
a band concert. But they were not
Invited. They were ignored entirely.
In the same connection might be
mentioned the treatment accorded
Mayor Dahlman. The base ball man
agement was extremely anxious to
soctiru som ono of wide reputation to
pitch the tirst ball so as to draw a
crowd and arrangements wore inado
with Mr. Dahlman. lie was hero and
performed his part. Then he was
ignored. We failed to heo ono of
those who were so anxious to havo
him help swell tho receipts at his
i lecture in tho evening. That they dis-
' "giced with him In polities or any-
! thing else makes no difference. He
was entitled to a hearing especially
from those- he fuvored.
The Ited (Jloud Commercial club
can hardly ho praised for elllcleney,
activity or common courtesy.
Mayllo, KMO being Memorial Day
and ti legal heliday I request that all
business bo suspended between the
hours of 1 and 1 p. in,, and that the
stores may close up in order that all
who dosire may partiolpato iu ths
memorial exercises. C. If. 1'ottsu,
Prejram for Commencement NIAht at
the Opera House Friday, June 3.
at 8 ft, m
Music Doublo Quartet ami Orchestra
Invocation Ker. Stitller
Oration For Value Received I Pro
mise to Pav Florence Kellogg
representing tho class of 1910
Music Doublo Quartet, and Orchcstia
Address An Evening with Great Men
J. L. McBricn, Lincoln
Music Double Quartet and Orchestra
Presentation of Diplomas to the Class
of 1010 by Henry Newhouse, i'res.
Board of Education
Award of Scholarship.
Award of Forty Dollar Penmanship
aud Spelling Prizes
Preiraa for Class Nltht Taarsday.
Juac 2, tana rime 8 a. n.
Play The Man on the Box Drama
tized by the Class of 1910
Music for the evening will be furnish
ed by the touchers of tho Rod
Cash: of Chaiiactkks
Col. A mildly, a retired army ofllctr-I.co itynn
Hetty AnncHly, hid dnughtcr-Nlta ArgabrlKht
Lent., Itobert Wnrliurton .. Itawnrd Foe
Mm. John Wnrliurton Robert's sister-in-law
Nancy Henderson Robert's fclsttr
Chan. Henderson Nancy's I'lunce
Count Knrloir, a Itusslnn Diplomat Aaron
Col. Italelgh regimental colonel-Jim Itlckcr
Mrs. Chadwlck .Clcrtrudo IllncklcdKO
l'lcrro a chef... . 1'enrl Hmtth
Celeste, a maid.... . Grace McCall
William, ix stable boy .Marie HollUtcr
Judgo of l'ollce Court . Nello Marllndalo
Clerk" Urnce Leonard
Dramatist Grace Iloyd
Dramatist's wife .l'erl Bmlth
American Countess .. Josephine Fox
Leut. Robert Warburton lately re
signed from the U. S. army comes to
Washington to visit bis sister and
married brother. For a joke he dis
guises as a groom to drive his sister
home from a ball at the Brlstish em
bossy but gets tho wrong carriage, the
occupants of which Botty Anncsly
and Mrs. Chadwlck have him arrcstcd-
Bctty Is interested in Robert at the
police station where he gives nib name
as James Osborne and sho engages
him as a groom. He accepts the posi
tion for the sake of adventure and be
cause he is smitten with tho charm of
Betty. Col. Annesly a retired army
ofitcor, having gambled away his for
tune is going to betray his country by
selling fortification plans of U S.
coast defenses to Count Karloff who
also loves Betty. When the final
transaction takes place, Robert steps
In and destroys the plans, thus saving
Col. Anneslev's honor and Drevcntintr
Betty from being forced to marry
Count Karloff. The groom's identity
Is discovered and all's well that ends
Kitchen in Uotty's
Room in Betty's
Act II Scene I
G. A. R. Program
On Sunday May 29, all soldiers and
Bailors of the Civil and Spanish Amer
ican warn and members of the Woman's
Relief Corps, are requested to meet at
the G. A. R. hall at ten o'clock a. m.
From this place they will march to the
Opera House where union aenrices will
beheld. 'The memorial -aermon will be
delivered by Rev. Hussong, Music will
be furnished by, the Cbnstain church
On Monday, May 80, alt comrades of
the G. A. R., the Relief Corps with all
soldiers of tie Spanish American wars
will saeet at the G. A. R. hall at 1 o'clock
p.BJ. Line ot march commanded by C.
C. MeConke'y, will form on .Webster
street and march south and west to
cemetery. , .
Detail will be assigned by the Post
Commander and President of W. R. C.
to decorate graves of comrades and
members of Relief Corps. After de
collating graves the line of march will
form a hollow square at the monument
of the unknown dead. Hero will be held
exercises of the relief corps and
the comrades of the G. A. R.
Column will march to Opera house
where the following program will be
Invocation Judge Edson.
Song "America" Choir.
Heading list of dead comrades
Address Rev. Stilller
By order Committee.
The Red Cloud Hardware Co.'s Store
Oti Friday night the lied Cloud
Hardware & Implement Co.'s store was
etitored from the busetnont by burglars
aud a considerable amount of knives,
guns, etc., were stolen. Aftergainlng
An entrance to tho basement It was
but a small job to got tho 'swag" and
make tholr get away as tho burglars
only had to break a pane of glass and
unbolt a door to gain admittance to
the main store, rifle the show cases
and skip. There is no clue to the
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Skirts like cut in all colors $4, $5, $6.
Black and white shepard plaid, panel front
and back flounce on sides at $7.00.
White serge plaided skirt 18.00.
Black voile plaided skirt $9.00.
Confirmation and Graduation Dresses
We have anticipated your demands in this
particular and have ready for your viewing
an exceptional yes a remarkable exhibit of
pretty white goods, lace and embroidery all
selected with the utmost care and thought to
get the best goods for the least money. It
willl pay you to look this line over before
WOMAN LAWYER NOTHING NEW
Old Records Tell of Case Where One
Pleaded lefore Court In An-
Ameog the most interesting treas
ures of the British museum are the
clay tableta ot ancient Babylonia.
These tablets, resembling uaglaaed
tiles, throw quaint lights and shadows
on the manners and customs of long
ago. Usually the records are frag
mentary, but are occasionally fairly
complete, as Is that of legal proceed
ing Instituted by a "woman of Bor
slppa," which action Is of particular
Interest as showing that a married
woman's property law was in force as
early as 650 B. C.
Tho proceedings to which tho "doc
uments" refer were taken by a wom
an against her brother-in-law to re
gain possession of property left by
her husband. The evidence showed
that a man of Babylon had married
the woman from BoTslppa, and with
the money of her dowry be had
bought an estate. After a few years,
aavteg ao children of their own, they
adopted a soa, aM shortly afterward
the haahaad mortgaged take MUM.
Later he died, tearing the estate mart-
rather atftoseated to
wide taofe Use Her katera
tiw eawrt at Beretfaa; hist R
yea she JurtsdJeUaa ef this
waa . referred U the high eeatt al,
atetsiew.i Mere the ease waa deiy
heard, aad the faage readers a a-
etslea to the effect that, aa fcha
ty had ansa the a head's, aha
cavil, aaaa at aa ayteg eft
that she kretaar
waaid ha aha ataaetty H the
u is ectraaaty stated, aa tasagh
of saaae iaaareet, that aha
ef BaWtaa wMfawt, assart-
eaee.c-Tae tonfay hfagaajae.
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; been Invitedby"
Attention has been lnvited;by"tech
aical writero to the fact that the
wheole of vehicles Intended for driv
ing roada have not kept puco In de
velopment with tho other parts In car
rlago mechanism. Kxporlmenta with
heavy vehicles Indicate that wheels
should bo mado both higher and broad
er. In England it has been recom
mended that with n maxlmu.n axle
load of eight tons tho width of tho
tiro should ho about ten nnd one-half
tl "Bllkins asks all his friends to
Clvo h'lm tholr diaries when thoy aro
through wltlt them."
"What an Idea! Does ho get many?"
"But what a queor fad!"
"It Isn't a fad. It's economy. That's
how he gets his blank books."
Notick: All those thut have left
their small photographs here, aud
wish same, please call. MktcalkV
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The Chief office takes subscription
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