The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, May 22, 1913, Image 6

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Red Cloud, Nebraska
Entered In the I'tistclllcc lit HnU limit,. Ncl.
m Hcconrt I'lnM Matter
0 11. HALE
While wo arc not n candidate for tliu
position of city marshal, nor do
'possess any malice or hard felling
ward the present ineiimherent, In fact,
believe he is a good man for the place,
and while not endeavoring to conduct
his affairs, yet wo suggest that he take
walk up toward Washington school
park some evening and put an end to
the dutch lunches, etc . which have
lately been held at tills place. We
can't believe that the said park is an
ideal location fr Mich banquet, situ
atcd as it Is so near the heait of tlio
city, and believe a stop should bo put
to this practice before it becomes
chronic. A real dutch lunch, in a
real Rood place, Is really real enjoy
able, to some, but surely this tenot
a real good place.
The baud concert given on last
Thursday evening from the new band
stand which has been erected In Wash
ington 6chool park, was a huge suc
cess from a musical stand point, but
showed plainly that to make an entire
auccess of these popular concerts in
the future, some means should be
adopted In order to do away with the
noise made by the hundreds of child
ran who gather around the band stand.
We are ever loyal to the old legion,
'You can not make a man out of a
boy until he gets to be one," and be
lieve also that the band concerts are
uch as can be appreciated by the
children as well as the older people,
but In order that they may be enjoyed
by everyone, the noise must cease
The Chief believes thut this matter
can best be adjusted by the parents of
these boys and girls, and by way of a
suggestion would ask that they request
their children to be more quiet during
the next concert and to consider that
there were people there who were
anxious to hear the music, and It was
their duty to remain more quiet. The
aauslc is delightful but the music
and noise together is painful.
What's The Use?
Did It ever occur to you that a man's
life Is full of contradictions? He
comes Into the world without his con
sent, and goes out against his will, ami
the trip is exceedingly rocky. The
rule of contraries Is one of the features
of this trip.
When he is little the big girls kiss
bin; when be Is big the little girls
kiss him.
If he is poor be is a bad wauager;
If he 19 rich, he is dishonest; if he
seeds credit he can't get it; if he 1b
prosperous, everybody wants to do
him a favor.
If he Is in politics its a graft; if he is
oat of politics he is no good to his
ooantry. If he does not give to charity
ha Is a stingy cuss; if he does It is fur
If ha is actively religious, he is a
hypocrite; if he takes no iuterest in
mllgioD, he is a hardened sinner.
If he Rives affection, he is a soft
jtfeclmenj.lf he cares for no one he is
cold-blooded. If he dies young there
m a great future before him; If be
lives to an old age he missed bis call-fa.
If he saves money he is a grouch; If
ha apends It he is a losfer; if he gets
It he's a grafter; if be doesn't be is a
bam. 80 what's the use?
comes to prices of corn and cattle and
hog during Cleveland's admlulstrn
Hon, I advise "widow women" about
their ttlfahH. I lend tho chronically
Impecunious sums ranging from CO
cents to M and always e,et it back. I
head tho list and help carry the paper
to tpko n Mibscrlptloti for &omeouc In
Our oillce gets tho freak vegetables
and big corn and lino fruits. We
never get any knocks. No one never
comes around to tell us what to print.
Our town lias no joints. Wc havo one
drug store and It bells no booze. If
our druggist should Invest in a gov
ernment license he knows and his
wife knows, because I told him, and
ho told his wife, that an item would
be made of such a license being
Tho only wrangling I ever have is
with tho preacher. This town has six
churches-count them six, and there
Is only room for one. All tho preach
ers are on the frco list. Hut 1 hardly
ever attend chinch and when they
bring around a half column of dope
about their particular church 1 take it
and boil It down to a single paragraph
and that makes them sore. And they
send the presiding elder around when
he comes to town to talk to mo and to
admonish me that 1 am wasting a
wonderful opportunity to do real work
for the master. And I come back by
telling the presiding elder that our
paper is doing more to tuake the town
a decent little hamlet In a week thau
all the preachers do in a year.
The last one to haul mo over the
coals demanded to know why I did not
attend church, and I told him. Told
him of the church ridden towns of the
makeshift pastors wc had for twenty
live years of the pltable Irony of
having a young man who could not
grow a decent beard and whs hardly
dry behind the ears from college, ,uu
dcrtake to tell grown men who had
met a good many phases of life its
temptations and wickedness and sin
how to live on Sunday, and through
the week lived his life apart from the
common herd of men and women who
have trials and heartaches aud joys
and sorrows.
A little country town like this needs
a man for spiritual adviser. A man
like that and one church iu a town
could pull down 92,000 a year aud do
an immense amount of good, while as
it is tho women give suppers and hold
a bazaar and take freak ways of earn
ing a dollar in order that the pastor
may have bread and butter and a roof
over him aud ralumeut to put on. -
Of course a young man must begin
somewhere, but he should begin In
mission, work In a city where he meets
sin aud shame aud crime and poverty
iu all its hidoousuess. and1 then he
would probably be qualified to go out
to preach to country people. Kansas
City Star.
An Interesting Letter From ;E
A Dayton Flood Victim
Frem a Ceantry Etfiter.
The Star takes the liberty to re
produce these passages from the pri
vate letter of a country editor. It is
th snore -vivid because it was not
written with the thought of publica
tion. I know everybody in the whole
oantry rouudabouts by his first name.
.There are a thousaud things to make
Ufa a joy. The youngsters in school
oaae to the office for my opinion in
dlsVcalt things In their lessons. 1
Agare out the contents of stacks, of
alfalfa and prairie bay for farmers.
I asa the court of last resort when it
Decoration Day
On Sunday, May 23th, all soldiers and
sailors of the Civil and Spanish Ameri
can wars, and members of the W. R.C.,
are requested to meet at the O. A. K.,
hall at 10 o'clock, a. m. From this
place they will march to the opera
house where union servlcos will be held.
Sermon Rev. Cole
Music Baptist church choir
Remarks Rev. Dayne.
On Friday, May 30th, all comrades of
the Q. A. R. and W. R. (J., with all
soldiers of the Spanish-Amerioan war,
will meet at the O. A. R. hall, at 1
o'clock, p. m , where line of march,
commanded by J. V. MoCraoken, will
form on Webster street and march
south and west to the cemetery, head
ed by the Red Cloud Concert Hand.
Details will be assigned by the post
commander and president of the W. R.
(J., to decorate graves of comrades and
members of the W. R. C.
After decorating the irraves. the line
of march will form a hollow square at
the monument of the Unknown Dead,
where there will be exercises by the
W. R. O. and comrades of the O. A. R.
After which the column will march
to the opera house, where the follow
ing program will he given:
Music oy tue nana.
Invocation Rev. Rates.
Reading Lincoln's Address at Get
tytburg, Chaplain Royoe.
Male Quartet Inavale.
Reading List of Dead ComradeB 8.
B. Kizer.
Male Quartet Inavale.
Address Pied E. Maurer.
Song America.
Absolutely Pure
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Mrs. X. W. McDowell line leceived
tho following lt-tter fioin her sister
.May, which describes the lloodat Day
ton", Ohio, in a vivid way. Wo re-produce
tho letter this week, and would
have did so n few weeks ago, but owing
to luck of space It was crowded out.
Sr. Lot'n, Mu., Apill lMth., 113.
Dear Sister Lottie:
Your good letter came duly and we
all thank you so much for it.
Yes, my dear folks, we have had a
most trying time.
It simply poured all the way to Day
ton, Ohio, aud when we got there at
11:20 p. in. tho Conductor would not
cross tho bridge, as It was unsafe, so
we were still standing on the track
near tho depot, when the Hood came.
If I could write for hours I could not
begin to tell you of all tho honors of
It. The train crew were brave noble
fellows or wc would have had a poor
sliow. All day wo saw the waters
creep up higher and higher. The
crews made rafts and rescued many
from their homes. One family they
could not reach anyway, but by get
ting on top of a big lumber building
(brick) nud making a pulley and a
basket seat of rope they took them up
to tho top unci then dowu thto the
building to our train. The train had
been pulled up three times on dry
laud, and on" the rafts some were pull
ed in at the I'ullmaa windows.
Toward night they decided to get us
down to the Depot and up to the 2nd
lloor, the lower lloor being uuder
water sluce morning. We were all put.
in a coach and pulled down and just
got to the sheds when the engine died
(the water put the lire out) our car
tilled with water aud we had to get iu
it, be pulled out on top of shed aud tip
to the porch covers and then in thru
windows. Tlnce of us got out at back
of car windows aud had -to walk the
length of the car too. Had to dry our
things ou us, and were huddled in like
sheep, all kinds and conditions (dogs,
niggers, etc ) for two nights aud days.
Thou the rain turned to snow and u
cold west wind and the water began to
go down. Tue3td day they took us
dowu with ladders and we were ivery
comfortablo iu the l'ullmaus aud .had
a coach to eat In, when the second
otliclal warning came, there would be
another Hood, three times worse than
the other, so we walked four miles up
the river, on the Levee, across two
bridges to the Highlands, where we
were kept in what was luxury after
the hardships aud oh how good whs
thut first night's sleep iu bed. While
we were marooned in tho Depot, we
had little to cat. They fished up
barrels of apples, crates of oranges,
olives aud other things as the wateia
receded. Of -course the women ami
children came first, but there were
lots of mean men us so many were ol
the low down type, we had only one
Policeman for six huudred people, but
there was all our passengers aud train
crew, and some more noble meu, so we
got thru It all, but nothing to me but
tho dear Lord's care aud love ever
took us thru. We were until Saturday
when our Conductor seut word out
that they would try aud take us out of
Dayton and to be at the train by four
o'clock. We were taken down in a
Red Cross wagon thru the wreck and
ruin of Dayton and at 8 p. m ,' they
started and were four hours going five
miles, it being over newly made track.
Was very dangerous, but at the end of
two miles they came in and told us
the worst was over, we just crept
along and at midnight we arrived at
Xenia fourteen miles from Dayton.
Staid there till Monday and were
treated royally by the people. Then
on to Columbus, where wevcould only
get within six miles of the Uniou
station on the traiu and were trans
ported by carriages and bus' thru the
most' awful devastation, by flood, 1
ever want to Bee. That night on to
Chicago and the next ou to St. Louis
taking 8 days and nights in makiDg
what 1b ouly a 14 Jf hour trip. I meant
to tell you while we were in the cars
we saw houses burn on the water and
folks waving from windows in distress,
horses drowning, eto. In the first
floor of the Depot there were seven
horses with their beads just above
water. All the time we could look
down on them, they all lived but one,
It broke bis leg and bad to be shot.
But oh the sights after the water weut
We all send love' to you all.
Sistkii Mat.
Farmers Uiing Sulphur
Many of the farmers are using sul
phur in their lister aud com plauter
boxes this spring, putting it into the
ground right along with the seed corn
to prevent the red ants from workiug
In the roots of tho com plant later ou.
Those who have tried the experiment
in former years bay It Increases the
lyjold wonderfully. Its uot uncommon
to see tho laimets taking out sulphur
iu llfty and seventy-five pound quanti
ties and it it docs what it, is claimed to
do It will prove a great boon to the
fanning Industry. Ksbo n, (Kus.)
Extra Special
25 Per Cent Discount
We are making a discount of 25 Per Cent on all
Spring and Summer Coats and Suits and 20 Per
Cent Discount on all Skirts. These are Big Cuts
and mean Big Savings to you in addition to
the low prices the goods are marked. These Goods
are going fast so do not wait, but come with
out any. delay.
We are continuing our regular custom of offering
The Bargain of all Bargains
and all should take advantage of our Regular
and our Bargain Day Offerings.
1 Miner Bros. Co.
fg- General Merchants -S
The Store That Sells Wooltex
For Clothes
For All Sorts of Uses
Business or outings, dress functions or sports, young
men who want the quality that endures, the style
that keeps shape, the tailoring that lasts, and the fit
that's just right, ought to come to us and ask for our
Hart Schaf f ner & Marx
clothes. They're right in every way; all-wool
fabrics; and the highest class workmanship.
Wt'll tit you, whafvr your slzo or
hap: Spoolal voluos at S20 ana $25
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