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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (March 6, 1919)
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Made Supreme Sacrifice
Aftcr months of waiting in sus
pense, Mp. and Mps. Wesley Throck
morton received ofliciul notice last
week Monday that their son, John,
had been seriously wounded Novem
ber 11 th. The small cheep of this
bit of news was like a gleam of sun
light appearing momentarily only to
bo lost in deeper gloom. Friday a mes
sage came, "Deeply regret to inform
you that it is officially reported John
Throckmorton, Infantry, died Novem
ber 12th,, from wounds received in
John M. Throckmorton was born in
this county, January 2, 1891, and wan
aged 27 years, 10 months and 10
days. Here his boyhood days were
spent and it was here he passed into
manhood's estate and becamo admired
by all for his manly traits of charac
ter, industrious nature, and the fact
while slow in forming friendship ties,
he displayed that discretion of select
ing only such of a permanent nature
and to thesehis word was ever equal
value to a bond.
He enlisted on August 15, 1917, in
Co. K, at Blue Hill and received his
training at Capip Cody, sailing for
France on June 8, 1918. As an auto
matic rifleman of the 128th Infantry,
Co. C, 32nd Division, he was on the
front practically all the time after
his arrival overseas. He was pre
viously wounded on September 2nd,
and returned to duty October 18th.
While all the more is the honor
attached to the young man's passing,
since fop months he had risked all,
shielded by that guiding hand until
the eleventh hour, but proving ready
even then, on the verge of peace, to
give life it.sclf. Yet, due to these
circumstances, likewise is the grief
for those remaining the harder to
bear and great would be .the consol
ation, could they but know that he
knfw the cause for which he died had
Young Child Called
Calvin Richard Mountford, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Win. T. Mountford, was
born March 22, 1918, and died March
1, 1919 after four days sickness.
Funeral service was held at Mt. Hope
church Monday, March 3rd, at 2 p. m.
Rev. J. L. Bccbe preached the sermon
and was assisted in the service by
Rev. Henry. "The deceased was a
very beautiful child and is survived
by father, mother, three brothers, one
sister and other relatives. God knows
best and our hope is formed in the
mercy of the infinite. More thun
250,000 little folks die in America
each year. May the sorrow of the
world create greater human sympathy.
"Chick" Powell's Summons
The following olllcial and other
items regarding his supreme sacri
fice will he of interest to the many
friends of Charles Powell:
Private Charles O. Powell, Com
pany "1", 3135th Infantry, was killed
instant! by shell fire during the
drive in the St. Mihicl Sector. Ho
was one of a party of seven killed by
a single shell. He was buried by
Chaplin Otis E. Gray, thes regimental
chaplin' for the 353rd Infantry and
now Senior Chaplin for this" Division, j
Tho grave in located near Xnmmes,
France, a town about two miles
northwest of Thiaucourt, France, j
close to the point where ho was killed.
These men were killed in the Ad
vancc Zone. From information ob
tained from Senator G. M. Hitchcock.
Card of Thanks
Wo desire to thank the many
friends and neighbors for their kind
ness and sympathy during tho illness
and death of our baby. Also for
the beautiful floral contributions.
W. T. Mountford
Louie Mattock went to Blue Hill
one day last week after two fancy
Hereford cows he purchased at Dcs
Moines, Iowa, during tho Hereford
Sale week. These animals were ex
tra fine one's which will add to his
herd here. They wore on tho road
eight days during tho storm but camo
through in fino condition. Bladen
Mr. Chuonco Powell, Ncligh, Nebp.,
I just noticed by the home paper
that you had seen "Chick's" name in
the casualty list and I felt that you
might wish to know some of the cir
cumstances. You probably know that he was en
gaged in laison work, which is keep
ing all units in touch with each other,
and with the commanding officers.
His special duty was that of a run
ner to carry mesages from one com
manding officer to another. No mat
tor ho', vieuvy the firing these had to
go through. So you can see lie had
u hard task, dangerous and also im
portant. He went into this line on
his own wish and he made good at it.
I was with Battallion headquarters
and saw him very often while at the
front. 1 heard from some of the
other headquarter men that he had
been killed and immediately found out
what 1 could.
He was standing in front of regi
mental headquarters at Honey with
others when a high explosive shell
dropped near them. Death was mer
ciful in that it was almost instant
aneous, and he experienced no buffer
ing. Theic is a churchyard in tho vil
lage and most of the boys who wore
killed near that place were buried
there, "Chick" probably with them.
If I could have talked with his chap
lin I could have found out for certain.
The village is very close to tho
front, southwest of Mctz and about
two miles from Thiencourt on the St.
This letter will bring you a great
deal of sorrow but I thought you
would surely wish to know more than
the mere fact that ho had given his
life for his country. You can rest as
sured that he did his work cheerfully
and well and that is what makes a
My sincere sympathies to you and
CPL. ED. T. BEST, Co. H. 355th
Feb. 1st, 1919.
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Mae Marie Terrell
Mao Mario Van Dyke was born in
this city May 10, 188G and passed
away at tho home of her mother, Mrs.
Van Dyke, in tho First Ward, Feb
ruary 2Gth, 1919, aged 32 years, 9
months and 1G days.
The lady was united in marriage to
Bert Terrell, August 2 J, 1911, in
Butte, Montana. She with her hus
band, who is in the employ of the C.
II. & Q., have lived in Denver, Colo
rado, for tho past four years. Mr.
I Terrell was visiting relatives in this
city when she was taken ill with tho
"flu," which was followed by pneu
monia. Besides her husband, she leaves
one daughter, her mother, two sisters,
Mrs. Minnie Moulton of Denver, Colo
rado, and Mrs. Ed Lain of Superior,
two brothers, Alvin and Allen Van
Dykeof ,thjH city, to whom sympathy
,) Funeral services', ia charge 'f R,cv,
tlo Christian chu'rcn'SundaVu after
nooon at 2 o'clock, after wniclV inter
merit was made in the city certitj-
Sosse of die conveniences
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living more enjoyable.
How many times have you re
solved to have electricity in your
home "some day?" Now you
can afford it.
Not only have special rates for wir
ing been arranged for thia campaign
but tho three-fold economy of EDISON
MAZDA Lamps which give three
times as much light as old-stylo car
bon lamps will help you pay the cost.
And the whole family will anjoy the
benefit of electric service that make3
passible innumerable comforts and con
veniences such as the electric toaster,
flatiron, tabic grill and vacuum cleaner.
Let us explain the saving you ean mate
by having your house wired now.
Plumbing Heating Everything Electrical
L. A. Bush, of Beaver City, shipped
79 capons to the Alma Produce com
pany. The entire lot weighed 591
pounds or averaged 7 Vis pounds each.
He received for them 30c. por
pound, or $1G7.30 for the lot. This
is good argument that you should
canonize your young roosters as this
lot in staggy young roosters would
Jiavo, t weighed about b)b pounds, or
piwuti.405 pounds and tho market
would only have been 15e. por pound,
or $60.75 for tho entire t bunch.
Sail Anderson came in Saturday
from Ft. Wingate, New Mexico, whero
he has been in training for several
months, on a short furlough and is
paying the home folks and his friends
a visit. Tliis is Sail's flrst visit back
home Bbice his enlistment last sum
mer. He is looking and feeling fine
and says ho does not know Juat whea
he yfjll'rccolve his discharge, butprok
ably within the next few months at
mes't. -liladon Enterprise.
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