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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 30, 1919)
BED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
Entirely Free from
Citarrh of tlie Stomach
"Porona has positively dono foe
mo what ninny i!octnr fnllc to
da. I have boon time nnd oka In
compelled to tako to my bed for
dnyo. Tho first bottle of Peranit
Irovo relief nnd white I always
toep it In tho houne for erwjrr
cncien, I conldr mjwlt entirely
free from cntnrrli of -tho itnuicli,
tho trouble from whlota I ouf
forod for no lonff beforo taking
Mr. M. Vnnllnrco, Knetnttr, G.
n. & I. Ily., 17 IHuiilaud Btaraad
Uqntd or TnMet Vatm
Aak Your Ileule
WWk . Wntes
Yoti can prevent this lonthsomo disease from running
through your stable nnd euro nil tho crtt imtftylojr wltti
It when you bcKln tho treatment. Vo matter how yovng.
sroilVH l)lSTiciiri:it COMPOUND Ib sat to two ob any
eolt. It la wonderful how It prevents all dlntctwpew, no
matter how colts or hmrscn at any uro aro "eoaed."
SIOHN MICIHCAI. CU (Jonhrn. In V. S. A.
3P"CTUX1KKDS of tliousi mis of P.oy Scouts
ft yj of America this siiinmur mid fall have
K ryASJ enjoyed their camps nil over Hit- conn
M-'l if KM . .... M'l..... I. ...I ,l,.r..1 ,,. ..nrliiiw.iu
and sotni" of those will ho loiuombcrcd
nil their lives, l-'or tin llnie those Imy
4 lorgot an nnnut cities unu civm.twion
In the Joys of swimming, boating, mountain
tlimblng and athletics of all kinds. Instruc
tion In scouting was, of course, mingled with
tJieso sports. At all of these enmiis the scouts
ad a good time while gaining In health, self
ellanee and everything that helps to prepare them
tor the unselfish patriotic service whlc)' (s the
lernlc dream of every true scout In l;hui:l.
How far can the summer camp servo the ambi
tious scout who wishes to advance In his tests?
How can the routine work of the camp he mnde
.in Interesting mutter of service to the camp
'(immunity? On the trail of these mid many re
lated questions, several hundred camp directors
nre working. It Is clear that the he.st way to
, u-uch camping is to let the hoy actually camp. The
presence or proximity of an experienced camper
will help htm to learn the host way more readily,
nnd wllh less har.i'rd, but the way itself Is that of
tluMipprenilce rattier than tho book student. The
habit of self-reliance and of common sense can
best lie developed in n camp where Instruction Is
combined with hours mid days that throw the
hoys on their own resources.
Must Not Be Foolhardy.
Kepealed warnings aro being sent out by Scout
ICxecntlve George V. Killer of I'ltt.shurgh, Pn to
scouts undertaking life saving not to enture on
foolhaVdy ventures, nor to make useless sacrlllees.
Scout tiro likely unnecessarily to endanger their
own lives. It must be made clear to the scout
that ovary person must ho well able to swim If he
would nave others from drowning. No one will lie
considered n cownrd who Is not able to owlm.and
wlui refuses to go to the aid of another In danger.
Mr. Khh r advises that every scout In the troop be
ii.ade a swimmer.
It Is directed that each troop In camping where
there Is water enough to practice rightly, be di
vided Into victims and rescuers. Tho boys must
be ttiuglu to practice on each other the various
"grasps" )'or carrying a person through the water.
INpecIal practice should be emphasized for break
ing the "strangle hold." If the boys learn quickly
tltey will Do ready for the lesson In resuscitation.
What i variety of experiences these scouts hnd I
The camp of the scouts from North Dana, Mass.,
was on La'to Nesseponsett. Near this lake Daniel
Shays encamped with 2,000 men In the famous
Shays' rebellion of 1780-87, so that It Is historic
soil. Here, also once lived the notorious Glazier
Wheeler, a counterfeiter, ami hero he had u cave
whcie he Id mod out spurious coin.
What upon further exploration may develop Into
one of the wonder caves of Aikansas was discov
ered near Glenwood by boy scouts. It Is high up
the rocky face of the Hurnlium Mountnln cliff.
The en.t ranee Is Email, but opens Into an Immense
loom, fiom which a llssure extends downward to
ii series of spacious chambers. The Arsenic caves,
L'fl miles woM, und the cave on Markham mountain,
lle miles northwest, have long been points of In
terfiat for vlslfors, but this seems to be tho mother"
cavern of thetn all.
Forty scijuts from Salt Lake City made the
trip to Wonder mountnln. Tho trail leads up Prove
ranyon, under forests of aspens, along rugged
precipices, skirting along clear mountain streams
und through miles of tilplnn flowers. Camp was
made at Ilmeraid lake, which Is covered with Ice.
Camps at Squaw Point
A Uoop from Now York city camped at Squaw
point on tho Hudson river. Tho experience to bo
remembered tho longest was tho trip that T. J.
Auilernon, a locul school teacher, took wllh the
troop on a dark night. The trail led up a hill,
thiotigh a swamp In a woods, In the Held, over
walls, through hushes, und at hiHt they came to
some old vln collars. Mr. Anderson then put
out the only fight they had. Ghost stories calcu
lated to make thetn hruve In the dark and Initia
tion Into a mystic tribe followed up to midnight.
The troop has some very good evidence of Indian
activities in tho shape of Imlltii relics, such as -10
arrowheads, ten spearheads, one Indian hoe, one
aieal grinder, ten Indian sinkers, 15 tomahawks,
Roveral pieces of Hint, and an Indian's skull In
very good condition.
Hoy Rcouii'. digging Into a large mound near
Park Illver, N, D., unearthed tho skulhi anil the
skeletons of three Indians, who must have been
hurled tliero long ago, as tho mound was thero
when the earliest pioneers ciiino to that section
of the state. It la holloved that further excavating
will yield some Interesting relics of aboriginal
Scout Morgun Coyto of Troop No. 1 nnd cout
Gcorgo Potrlo of Troop No. 3, both of Rldgelield
Turk, N. J., pitched their tent near Now Urldge
Pla .t That Is Shunned.
One of the most Interesting plants
In the Atlantic states Is the Virginia
wild ginger. It Is fouud both In the
Virginias mid as far south s Georgia.
There are several other species In tho
Atlantic states as far south ns Flor
ida and northward to Connecticut. The
plant prows In very hilly and wooded
places, and Is easily recognlKetl by Its
kidney-shaped leaves ami curious purplish-brown
flowers. Tltesp flowers
grow one to a stem. No living thing
will eat Its bitter leaves nnd one rare
ly sees the flower unless one hunts for
It, for It hloes Itself out of sight If
The Best Way.
Traveler Will I have thne to Ret
drink before (ho train learcs?
Conductor Yes, pleutjr of time.
Traveler How do I knew llm train
won't leave without me?
Conductor Well, I'll niou and
have a drink with you.
along the Hackeusack river. Having sntlsiled
their appetites the scouts "turned in" for the night.
Scout Coyto on awakening saw opposite his fnce
a small, thick bundle, a coll. Very quickly ho
realized that It was a venomous snnke of tho
copperhead variety, and Instinctively he thrust
his arm upward to protect his head and neck. Ho
had not done so too quickly, however, for tho
reptile had sprung forward, burying Its fangs
deep Into the protecting arm, withdrawing us
quickly and wriggling off Into the shrubbery along
the river bank.
Young Coyto nwakened his companion and they
Improvised a tourniquet from his handkerchief and
a small stick. Iteallzlng that the wound wns not
flowing freely enough ho cut Into and around the
bite until It bled profusely. Emptying the contents
of n cartridge Into the break In his flesh, he ap
plied llame to the powder and withstood the tem
porary pain. It was later determined that he had
successfully offset the possibility of n fatal result
through his commendable presence of mind. He
hnd burnt all trace of poison completely from his
arm and In a few days was again hncl; at his Job,
none the worse for his experience.
It Is a principle of the boy scout movement to
avoid secret ceremonies nnd Initiations. High
tensloned Initiations are dangerous to boys In the
adolescent stage. The virtues of tho ceremony
carried out, however, by tho scout council for
Delaware and Montgomery counties, Pennsylvania,
are so obvious, its thrills so real and yet reason
able, that it can readily be used.
Their camp site was occupied many years
ago by the Unauil tribe of Indians. This tribe
had an Initiation ceremony for Its young men
which has been preserved up to tho present day.
Scouts who have taken camp honors by doing n
hpecllied amount of work In scoutcraft ure given
this Initiation under the direction of It. Harring
ton and Aloiiboii Skinner of the Institute of Amer
ican Indians of Now York. Tho ceremonies aro
performed by Amos Overoad, a Sioux Indlnn con
nected with the Institute. They are described us
Ceremonies of Initiation.
The ceremonies should begin before dusk nnd,
with tho fasting, etc., should last about 20 hours.
The llrst thing beforo beginning the ceremony Is
to make-an Indian "sweat house" for purification,
then to build a large fire some distauco east of Its
entrance and to boat 12 stones varying from the
size of a coconut to that of a man's skull. Two
forked green sticks should be provided to roll tho
hot stones Into tho sweat house; also two large
earthen Jars of water should be plnced ut tho
back of the sweat house opposite tho door, to
gether with about a peck of cedar twigs about
six Inches long. When nil Is ready tho chief,
wearing only n brecchOoth, stands' at tho door of
tho sweat house and addresses the candidates,
lined up stark naked before him. He make3 n
tpcech to thetn, something like this:
"My sons, we are about to take you a little way
along tho Unaml trail; to show you the ways of
tho Lenapo grandfathers. Hut first wo must
purify ourselves outwardly by the sweat hath,
Inwardly by the black drink (miulo of herbs), for
such Is tho custom that has been handed down to
us. When ono has been purified In tlieso ways tho
powers of iinturo will look upon him with favor,
and tho winds will whisper sweet words' In his
ears all will help him to endure tho trials that
must ho his tomorrow."
llo then goes Into tho sweat hnuso nnd seats
himself In tho back, opposlto tho door; tho cnndl
dates follow nnd sent themselves nrnund the
sides. Tho Oshkosh roll the 12 hot stones Into
pile before tho chief, then shut tho door curtnln.
The chief then announces, "Now we will purify
ourselves," and throws some cedar twigs on tho
hot stones, then it splash of water, upon which u
sweet-smelling steam arises. He then cries, "Fire,
water, cedar purify us," tnkes n stick from his
bundle nnd lays It aside, whereupon nil tho candi
dates cry "Hooo." He then throws on more twigs
and another splnsh of water, then lays aside the
second stick and so on until all the sticks have
been laid nslde, twelve In nil, then pours on n lot
of water until the stones give no moro steam.
Then the chief rises nnd says, "It is finished,
nnd walks out, followed by the others, nnd all
plung Into tho water. They emerge unu un
A little Inter each cnndldate Is approached by n
mysterious person lnvlndlnn dresi and Is led out
Into the dark woods, where he finds n hideous
crenturc, the Mislngw, or Living Solid Fuce, boil
ing n little kettle over n small lire. The Mislngw
cries, "Hon, Hon, Hon, Hon," nnd sltakes his
rattle nt the candidate, then dips him up a wooden
ladle full of the herb brew, which tho candidate
drinks from n little wooden bowl.
Breakfast Before Sunrise.
After nil have tuken this "black drink" they nro
supposed to "sleep out" In tho woods, If tho
weather permits. Before dawn next dny they
must rise and get their breakfasts (preferably
prepare their own) nnd clothe themselves only In
a breechcloth nnd an old blanket All breakfasts
must be eaten before sunrise, tho "sun must not
see them ent on this day of fasting."
When nil are ready Uiey line up before tho chief
and tho Oshkosh smear tho face of each with
ground charconl. Then the boys aro taken out to
their posts, each out of Bight of alt tho others, und
left to fast nnd meditate.
About the middle of tho morning n strange man,
dressed ns n farmer,' nnd carrying n gun, ap
proaches each boy. Ho announces himself the
owner of the property und orders tho boy off ns u
trespasser. Four times he repeats this order,
Uien, falling, ho goes on to the next boy.
At noon boys come along nnd stop near the
candidate's post to oat n sandwich or so then
offer him one. Four times they ofTer him ono to
ent, then falling, go on to the next boy.
Along In the ufternoon the chief himself cornea
out ostensibly to Inspect tho fosters; ho looks
around to seo If ahyono Is watching, then tells the
boy confidentially that he has felt sorry for him
nnd has smuggled him out n bite to eat. Four
times he offers him food, and falling goes on to
the next. This makes 12 temptations In all.
From time to time the Mislngw visits tho posts
nnd peers nt th candidates from bushes or from
behind trees. ...
After the sun gies down n whoop is raised, nt
v.htch the candidates come In, wash tho mourning
nrtlnt from their faces, dress In gala nttlre, eat
thvlr supper and gujher In tho Hlg House, whero
fires have been llgh.ed by the Oshkosh nnd tho
hearths swept with tirkey-wlng brushes. Tho chief
Is hi gnla nttlre, witsi 'tho right hnlf of his face
painted red with reo ochre, and tho other hnlf
black with powdered charcoal. Tho chief stands
wilh his back to tho west door of tho Big House
Admitted to the Tribe.
'My sons, wo have fasted us did our Dnaml
grandrutheis only they fasted four ormore days
and nights absolutely without food sometimes
longer. Now wo ure going to udmlt bucu of you
us stood the test to tho rank of warrior of tho
Ono by ouo tho candidates come up beforo him
nnd uro solemnly ndmltted to tho trlbo und they
tire robed In tho "turtle cupo" nnd have their fuces
When nil have beVn taken Into tho tribe, the
chief tnkes his plnco nnd an Oshkosh brings hlin n
bundle of speech sticks. Then ho unnounces:
"I will now read from these picture writings tho
12 blessings which I pray may ho ours us warriors
of tho Unaml tribe." Ho then reads tho sticks.
As he finishes each nnd lays It aside, tho trlbo
cries, "Jloool" until nil have been read. Then,
led by the chief and tho six Oshkosh, they march
In a line completely around tlio two fires from
left to right, then outflde, whero they lino up fac
ing tho east1 nnd erv "Hood" 12 times, which
finishes the ceremony.
In these dnys of unsettled weather
look out for colds. Take every pre
caution against the dreaded Influenza
and nt the ilrst sneeze remember that
Hoscheo Syrup has been used for
fifty-three years In nil parts of tho
United States for coughs, bronchitis
and colds, throat irritation nnd espe
clnlly for lung troubles, giving tho
patient n good night's rest, free from
couchlnir. with easy expectoration In
the morning. Made In America and
kept as a household panacea In the
homes of thousands of families all
over tho civilized world. Try ono bottle
and accept no substitutes. Adv.
Something for Nothing.
"How much?" asked th man ns he
Bept.rd from the elevntor In tho Fed
"Huh?" returned II. N. Wndlelgn,
tie elevntor mnn.
"How much?" again asked the man
as he pulled a lurge roll of bills from
"What for?" Wndlelgn inquired.
"Why. for the rldo up to the third
floor?" snld the stranger.
Wndlelgh thought he was being kid
ded, bo replied. "Oh. I guess $l.f0
will cover It."
The mnn reached In his pocket and
ot the n mount.
"Say, where nre you from tWnt-yon
hnvc to pny for elevator service?" the
elevntor pilot asked.
"My nnmo Is Cnrl John Joseph
Aaron Peterson, nntl I hnve Jived In
South Dnkotn for ten youra," he Bald.
"My sister's child Is going to be chris
tened Cnrl John Joseph and I'm going
to be there" enmo the detailed an-iwer,
Important to Momorn
Kxnmlne carefully every bottle 4
OASTOU1A, that fatnnui old rctnorj
for Infants nnd children, and sec taut il
Signature of 6&&6ffij$jiz'
In Uso for Over HO Years.
Children Cry for I'lclcher Castorli
NO LONGER MISTRESS OF SEAS
Great Britain's Supremacy Passing
Into New Hands, Say Na
In Great Hrltaln rear In being fell
that tho trident of the ocean Ib fHm
Ing Into new hands. This at lea at II
the unto sounded by Archibald Hart
the naval exftert, writing ta taa Lorn
don Dally Telegraph.
"It Is an nrrestlng fact," he Bays,
"that. Judged by tho stroagth of Ui
battle squadrons in active corasala
slon, tills country's supremacy as at
least temporarily pasrtetl away.
"Tho United Statca has aw In oaa
mission 111 battleship, aad Wanhtag
ton plnns to hnve 20 aext yea?, tlw
reduction In notnber bolaur balanced
by the Increased power f Mtae ol
the ships now approaching compl
"We have in a similar atate of rekd
Inctts 22 battleships and 5 cmlsara
nnd, in accordance with tho erdei
published with refcrcace t redactloi
to u reserve basis, our lastastry rea4i
battle force will fall at aa tarty date
to 10 ships, 10 of them tarsal a tbi
Atlantic fleet nnd the other 8 aralsini
In the Mediterranean. It aay bo some
what of an affront ta ear sat leant
pride Mint wo should have reached thlt
secondary position at sea."
Mr. Hurd consoles lilresoaf wMh (ha
reflection that tho British aitailralrj
is saving money.
Parson I'm surprised, hoys, to see
fou In swimming on Sunday. Didn't
reu promise you wouldn't?
Jlmaiy Yes, sir, but we ain't swim
tain', we're only bathla'.
Explained by Father.
Mather I wonder why a grawlag
rlrl Is so bard to mnnagc?
Father Well, naturally, as lng aa
ihe la a girl her deeds aro all mlss-do-togs.
These Balance Men.
I profess no spoclal aartUflty fee
any critic, who, holding hahtace to
hand, weighs eagerly whatsoever of
learning comes U his counter. I ajoea
tlon whether ho Is aot taklag leas of
the quality of the wares, thaa a
tho fashion of bis scales, never ae
tianlng their accuracy aor ate ewa
lovlty. Still It must be aaaairtad that
these balance mea arc net wltfceat
their usefulness, being c lealcnt lot
appraising market values. A. Broaaef
"Pa. when is a aaaa a eoaAmel
"Whoa nothing be says can be eea-
fnncd. my Bon."
A QaTTATv , .JiV.J C
book and health, and
a delight to the palate.y
po as your neighbor Is .
doing and cut the hiqh.
cost of living by drinks
Instead of coffee.
No Raise In. Price
,Iostum Cereal CoMRsaf
Battle Creek, Mtch.
C5old by Grocers and GenerallSfeefl
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