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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 2, 1917)
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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA. AUGUST & H17.
A REAL MAN
It is pretty hard to assert your independence
and defy the world when you have an empty
stomach and an empty pocket book. IE your
bluff is called, (lien what?
The prudent man who has saved a little, who
has a reserve at the bank to tide him over a
month or two. isn't so afraid of sickness, nor
such a coward about being out of a job. A
bank account is a stimulant to real manhood.
The larger the account the firmer the footing.
It breeds self-confidence, is proof of efficiency
and is an ever-present resource in time of
need. It's not what a man earns in a year
that gives him a surplus at the bank, it's
what he sayes,,
I Webster County Bank I
l Red Cloud, Nebraska
WE TAKE THE "WORK"
OUT OF "HOUSEWORK"
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HE' pleasure a; woman gets out
of housework depends in a
great measure upon what kind of
utensils she has to work with.
We have a complete stock of all
new LABOR SAVING DEVICES
FOR THE HOME at prices that
will please the thrifty woman.
GEO. W. TRINE
RED CLOUD'S LEADING HARnWARP nPAT.FR
While the evenings are hot why not
spend yottr eve?iings 011 your' porch?
We have the Porch Swings, Setees and Porch
Chairs to make you comfortable. J We also have
a good stock of Folding Canvas Cots, Steel Cots
and Sanitary Couches. CJ Come in and let us show
them to you. J THE PRICES ARE RIGHT.
Let us Figure on your next Job of Printing
Were in Session Tuesday
Board of County Commissioners mot
as per adjournment at 10:30 n. in. All
members present. '
The bids for constructing a driveway
and curb on court house grounds were
opened and found to bo as follows:
Piatt & Frees $1021.02; Malonc-Gellatly
Motion madcbyShidlerand seconded
by Thomas that the Malonc-Gellatly
Co. be awarded contrrct for driveway
and curb around court honse according
to plans and specifications of Geo. II.
Overing County Surveyor. They be
ing the lowest bidder all work toT be
done subject to the approval of Said
survey. Motion carried.
County Surveyor is ordered to sell all
the old iron and copper and other junk
around the court house grounds to the
highest bidder and turn the proceeds
into the county treasury.
The county clerk is instructed, to
notify 0, C. Tecl that lie may continue
hauling in dirt on the court house
grounds from Webster street until
same is filled. Dirt is to be free from
cement, cinders or excessive gravel
and subject to the approval of the jan
itor. Moved by Thomas and seconded by
Shidler that Mr. C. A. Herrick be ap
pointed county assessor to fill the .va
cancy caused by the death of G.J.
Hummel until a succesor is elected and
qualified. It being the sense of the
Board and also Mr. Herrick that Mr.
tlummel had practically earned the sal
ary forJ917 and Mr. 'Herrick appeared
b'erore the Board and offered to turn
the balance of the salary for the year
1917 over to Mrs. G. W. Hummel. Mo
Proposition of E. W. Stevens to fur
nish a bath room, sewer connections
and heating plant in countv tail ac
cepted subject to the approval of Com
missioners Knigge and Thomas.
Ofllclal Bond of C. A. Herrick as
County Assessor approved.
The application of Maxwell C. Ful
ton for admission to Soldiers Home
was approved by Board.
Motiou made by Sliidler and second
ed by Thomas that the Hoard pay not
over S10 per thousand feet for rough
bridge lumber. Motiou carried.
The following claims were allowed
aud Couuty Clerk Instructed to draw
warrants on the respective funds in
payment of same:
Vet uou Dudley S 9 30
H. Ralph 2 00
Geo. Fisher ,... 2 00
Chas. Barrett lOl in
Anton KudniH 17 OS
Joe Saunders 27 CO
V. A. Nickerson 47 s."
0 J. Kalley 7 21
Board adjourned to meet August 25th
li. F. Perry, County Cleik.
Shall We Organize?
The various city papers auuouuco
the organization of County Defense
Companies in many of the cities and
towns throughout the state.
As Webster County has never taken
second place in any other popular or
necessary movement, why should we
not organize this county?
If the city Commercial Club or the
County Council of Defense' will but
take the matter In hand and push it
wo feel that there are a sufllclent num
ber of men and young men who would
willingly join the company all that Is
necessary Is to start the ball rolling,
and now is the time to do it, not when
the emergency 15 upon ns.
If we are not subject to draft or eli
gible to voluntary enlistment in the
army or navy wo can show our patriot
ism in this way. Every man in tlio
county should do his duty. Now that
the opportunity presents Itself, why
Shall Webster county fall In Its duty
to the nation? Let our men who have
leisure timo get together aud take tho
necessary steps to organize this com
pany aud we feel certain that the nec
essary members will be found to make
up the company.
Local Red Crons Chapter ;
Now has 460 Members
As a result of tho active campaign 'l
by enthusiastic Bed Ctoss workers this
chapter now has 100 members. It Is
vory pleasing to record that almost to
an Individual our citizens needed no
urging but were highly pleased that
they could do their bit. All bcem
anxious to help in this great emergency
and ore willing to do anything they
can to help. The twenty nine little
folks who gave the benellt under the
supervision of Miss Josle Igou were
all given memberships in the organ
ization, the balance of tlie returns
amounting to 812 80 will be turned in
to tho war fund,
Red Cloud a Busy Place
The business district of this city has
a very wrecked appearance at thts
time as the crossings and curbs have
been torn up, huge mounds of sand
piled on the street aud n number of
trenches dug to permit the plumber to
make connections onto the water
mains A large number of teams are
hauling suud into the town aud stone
and earth away.
No less than four construction com
panies have their equipment here and
men at work. The Elkhorn construc
tion company are busy finishing their
work on the construction of the seyex
system, contractor solilestger'a tqasons
carpenters and helpers' are making
great headway on the new high school
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supply and tool house erected and
lines run for the aew library building
and teams are hauling brjck and ma
terial from the cars to the library site.
The Abel Construction Company has a
gang of about fifty men at work on the
streets with pick, shovel and wheel
barrow, preparing them for the dress
of concrete and brick. The big steam
mixer is set aud the hiss of eteam and
the rattle of gears may now be heard
on the State Bank corner.
Good wages are being paid and any
man who wants to earn a few honest
dollars aud is uot opposed to work now
has an opportunity to add a little to
his bank account,
This Is tho greatest spurt of activity
that the old town has ever seen and
pessimists who say that times are hard
the town dead canuot continue this
cry as Red Cloud is boomlug, saving
nothing about the big oil boom that
is about to break forth in Webster
County's oil field, ns wo are Informed
that almost all of the necessarv fund
has been raised and the drill will soon
start on Its loug downward journey, to
fortune, fanjo,nud oil.
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Elegant Cut Glass
Colored Gentlemen Fined
On Monday, Sheriff Buffer and
County Attorney F. J. Munday took
tho following colored gentlemen to
Hastings where thoy plead guilty be
fore Judge Dungan to the charge of
gambling iu public places;
James Battles, Jim Martin, Carl
Spencer, John Cunningham nnd Con
ductor T. P. Spenton (white).
Attorney Art Rellhau of Smith Cen
ter, Kansas defended the above named
gentlemen. The amount of their flues
aud costs was S175, they agreeing to
pay their fine as soon as money can
be received by them. Thoy were
brought back to this city to await the
arrival of tho funds. The judge was
somewhat surprised to see such a largo
daU'Railon and asked the local officers
whore they had secured this army of
violators of the law
The eentlcnnm nil maintained thot
they were Innocent of the charges but
through tho strategy of our efficient
county attorney he pursuadod them to
plead gnllty Instead of luylng In the.
county jail to await trial beforo tho
Ootobor term of district court. Mr.
Munday deserves a vote of thanks from
the taxpayers for this deed as he saved
the county a snug sum of money that
Would have been, spent for boarding
the criminals until the court should
decide on tbolr case In tho next term
THERE ARE DIFFERENT QUALITIES OF CUT GLASS JUST AS
THERE ARE DIFFERENT QUALITIES OF ANYTHING ELSE.
ONE DESIRES THE BEST QUALITY OF CUT GLASS OR NONE AT
ALL WE CARRY THAT ON WHICH YOU CAN DEPEND. '
THEN WHEN YOU BUY YOUR CUT GLASS AT OUR STORE YOU HAVE
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WE MAKE "QUALITY" RIGHT; THEN THEIPRICE RIGHT. '
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Bye. B. It Q. Watch Inspector
Have You Had
Ladies pure thread silk hose, extra
quality, in colors of black, white,
sky, pink, maze, silver, copper, grey
and Palm Beach
and pure silk
Ladies pure silk hose, in colors of
black, white, grey, sky tf 4 AA
pink and Palm Beach Z I aUU
Ladies white fibre JC
silk boot hose, pair OOC
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Try an Ad in the Chief if you want to buy sell or trade
WE WILT, APPRECIATE A SHARE OF YOUR
COH L. ORD E R S
PL ATT & FREES
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