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ch beautiful, beautiful hand I
They're neither white nor ciall.
And ynu. I know, would fcarcely think
That they were fair t all.
I've lockbd on hnndt whoieform acdhne
A sculptor'? dream uiisht be.
Yet are tbeflRcd. tvriuk'eJ handi
Most beautiful to me.
Pqch LcautifdJ, beautiful hands!
1 hougu licaxt "Kr.rc wer- anu taa,
'I Leu: patient hand kjt toiling on,
That ehil'ireu inuht he gla'1.
1 almost weeij a looking tick
To childhood's distant day.
i think how these hands reted not
When none were at their Ia.
Hut Uhl heoiil thir rhadowland.
Where all is hric'it and fair.
1 know full well tho.edear old hands
AVill jmlm of x'ictorj hear;
Where crjftcl aticmua. thru' endles? time
J'low over gulden xands.
And where the old ktow yountr agftin
I'll clap my luoihct's baud.
117 01TLY B2CST.
Fnou Tur A i. (i i hi.
I had from childhood that low order
uit;i which consists in not know-
Mi; what fear U. It was an imperfec
tion of nature which wa.s unnecessarily
lauded at the expense of my brothers
and dieters, who, having a. more poeti
,-sul and more highly itrunR organiza
tion than myself, did know what fear
wus. Hut 1 laughed aloud when my
dear friend Mr.-. Morton a-ked me if
1 -houid he afraid to live in her beau-
til'ul house alone doting the Miuitiicr
inuiit Its. Alone m lar as companion
flp went, but with a man and hi
uilo to cok and wa-h for me, to .-hut
up anl open and protect the premi-c-.
I afraid? Never! ?0 alio pave mf
iiuiple iMuciary power-. Mie w. go
list; to Europe. 1, a poor relation, was
oi.ly too dad to have such a luxurious
hjiuc. As she took me over the
4 Souse, I saw her eyes fill with lean
"tVshe ca-ayed to open a certain door.
I rememhered that even into this lor
tunatc life had come the inevitable
snei. mere was one empty cliair.
line dead lamb. The eldest daughter
hid married, had pone ahrojd for her
4 wedding journey, and had been
g urougnt no:ne to oe lain m yonder
i churchyard which we could see from
v the window.
Yo, this was Gertrude's room!
There was her portrait on the wall. A
ftiaight youtig woman, with a piofu-
on of liirht hair, blue eve.s with a far
tL - k a melancholy beauty, tender
s' viSvfeht, that face wh'udi the
r sr-mr-- .: . .
x mb call jiieaesttnee. bhe wa
icd iu diaphanous white, with
tv6 lere a 'U0 r'u0"' an HL'r
aatll III tm I -vre clapped on what
ceeuied to be & balcony.
f Around the room were costly trifle.,
be spoils of an Euro: ean trip. The
m was fitted up quccily with band-
ffiuhi liix-irm?, cuit.s of a uior, boxing
-. TK, e.lcing foils. 1 looked to .Mr-.
'F-'Wiozi Juf jui explanation.
'TIVT...:., j .. m t.
If ff UUU VI IUULU3, SHU W
' 'Ci?uc,l nave given up in uiy hon-
ar1"- Aywjom.li. During your
yfi&irfJc here vou will have an occa-
JI vi.it from him. Ho conies and
- hr ideasOs. Iu the adjoining
ah poor Gertrude s trunks,
h iu it her ho nor I havo ever
i!gb!y unpacked. We have novor
ed mb through the spacious
Jtu, linen-closet, and so on, to a
5 bedroom, where were many
Some dre.-sCH hung in the
s, some uoiiies oi penuiut,
rrttjg cases, and ladylike tnings
d the bureau and tables. A
night have just stepped from her
it seemed occupied and home-
was' evident that the young
found a had pleasure in thus
hiuisulf with the material
or Mrs. Morton looked
through her tear. We
.) our steps, but in pacing
fb rough the linen-closet, she
vi, opening a little door, dis-
iund see where my children
JA up and dowu, said she
up ana a
Ve iiiy rooi
rooms iu the days of
Come and see
louuteu upward iuto the
lma room, which deserved
tbau garret, and she
JWs 'iuu1.n,lj - milendid
Lv . "5ve so often
Lkjivia-"0 sutuuier homes
Mrs. Morton did not
S fche was called on to
Stable apartments to
he only called my st-
;antic wisteria viue
Jtud the window, aud
lull blossom, aud
a tT ;wl iks wiu
,rtrTii ' "
IJ i I J "
h iae piaio, uecent i
kaouiSi 0 opulent and sensible
jj - trht-rf iiipv vpiw. niurv
J""" j j r-j
jfl.tesenr;. ,.,.. ..
k . MBua anu winuows, came
cing our ster3 througb-
ms, we locked the doors
I toot possession of the
verlr, when he should ar-
ajlr. I visited these rooms 1
. " j V- .i . I
iffetT", and to Uee ths no!
tray mouse or other intruder had vio
lated tbeir quiet loneliness. I was
very much attracted by Gertrude's
picture. It to happened that I bad
neycr seen her; her brief hour of
youthful bloom had been spent before
I returned, an army officer, widow,
from my hard life on the Western
frontier." Often, i would btand and
look at the picture by the hour, it
fascinated me ; then rousing myself
from my revery, I would complete mj
rouuds, at.d ;o back to my room.
After Mis. Morton bad been gone
about a month, 1 had a vi.-it from Mr.
Ayscough. lie wa- a pale aud inter
esting young man, very rofined and
educated, evidently much influenced
by his orrow. lie tailed incessantly
about hi-j wife, and wai iuteroted in
my admiration of her portrait. He
took me in to show me nome of the
contents of the trunks. To my hor
ror 1 found that borne very Valuable
jewelry and sih'er com priced p.irt of
that mysterious luggage which hjd
never been unpacked.
"Iut, Mr. Aywrough," I exclaimed,
"you are not goiiirf u leave thcfe val
uable things herein this empty house,
unlocked and strewn about in these
trunks, and uo one bu me to take care
of them !"
Ue laughed a sort of empty lauf,
as if he did not care much what be
came of them, and gave me no sort of
satisfaction. From that moment, I
do not know why, I begau to feel
troubled. I had had the comfort of
M.eing all the family silver carried off
to the bank before Mrs. Mortoti went
away, and, if I had thought of theiu
at all, 1 was convinced that all burg
lars were awaie of that lact and would
never tiouble me in the leat. .Now 1
had a sort of uneasy .-en-aiiun about
Mr. Ay-coudi'si room which I would
gladly have had removed m fact, it
became the focus of many uneasy sen-
Mi. A -cough like to come to the
library and look over the new books
which were scut to me to criticise.
(Jne day he took up a book on Spirit
uahsm which .soon fascinated him. 1
was extremely sony wbeo I saw how
he fastened to it aud begau to drink in
a imrt of daugerous comfort from it.
He talked to me about it, and asked
me if I had nuy belief in the commun
ion of spirits.
He found a most robust unbeliever
in mo. All my habits- of thought, my
rough experience of life, my ami nerv
ou- temperament were against the
theory and practice of Spiritualism.
He went away aftci a few uay.s, and 1
returned to my lonely life. Perhaps I
was not sun when I heard one day
the unusual sound of a voice asking
for at t ho frout door, aud went down
to ?ee my nephew Kichard, a good
young fellow from the West, who had
come to the city to make, his fortune,
and who had found me out.
Kichard wak of course vtry anxious
to see the sights of the great metropo
lis, so we agreed to make a tour of
the uuiu-euicnis. He took me out of
an evening, perhaps three times a
week. I remember being very much
charmed mth n pair of acrobats, a
man and woman, wii a ere cutire.'y
independent of the taw of gravitation,
and who sailed through the air "on
the flying trapeze" with all the aplomb
aud fearlessness of birds. Kichard
used to laugh at me as I, nidit after
night dcclarcdjin favor of the acrobats.
The woman was a beautiful creature,
and had for zzc a strange and weird
attraction which I could not account
for, but it is unnecessary to try to ac
count for some things, I began at this
time to believe that 1 was growing
fanciful, a thing which never had oc
curred before. Once or twice 1 had
sleepless nights. I thought a gieat
deal too much about the jewelry and
silver in Mr. Ayscough's rooms, and 1
began to make my inspections of the
house with a sort of anxiety.
Oue of my great pleasures, particu
larly or a Sunday evening, had been
to have Thomas light all the gas that
I might see the works of art to advan
tage ; aud it gave to me, too, a sense
of companionship which I needed.
On that evening Naucy aud Thomai
took their only pleasure. They went
out, leaving me entirely alouo. Tne
policcmau in the square had become
somewhat of au acquaintance of mine,
and 1 had provided myself with a
whistle by which I could call him if
ueccssary In these periods of utter
lonehuess. Sometimes, as he walked
under the window, I would step to the
balcony aud speak to him ; o long as
I heard his tramp, tramp, 1 was uot
Ouo Sunday evening I was walking
up and down, looking particularly at a
line Yeuemn picture, a wilderness
of color aud action. one of thoae pic
tures of Leutze, in which a mjnad of
events are pictured as goiug un at the
same time when my eye was irre
sistibly drawn toward a mirror, aud 1
saw -good God ! what did 1 see V a
tall, straight, female figure, covereu
with a prof Jsion of light hair. 1 saw
the dead Gertrude, stepped from her
grave, the very presentment of the
.,.tnrv T had so often studied, one
gra8datitt22.ine Daiu?ie" w iUC
nected through" &&UF&e WM re"
tr I could notee3?foL,Mr"W'
I stooi. She reached me bv vf
The borrow was so great that x 0
.t 1 1. . t Lt
j -ore I saw her start to go, and I know
.. kuu. uun .ung . tuuaeu. i 1
I followed her.
r. ) ,o;t signt of botn
mirror and staircase before I reached
. j i . . - t i. i ,
:ne door, but certainly I heard a door
6but at the top of the stairs as I
reached the lower step. It was the
door of Mr. Ayscough's apartment.
The vision wa- gone, hut two enes
had been appealed to sight and hear
ing. I bad cense enough to open the
front door, sound my whistle, and then
I dropped senseless. hen I resumed
my consciousness I found myself on
the sofa. The private watchman was
bending over me and I told him my
''You're getting a brain fever,
ma'am," said he ; "you're alone too
much ; you must try for a little more
company. If you saw a woman going
up stairs we II soon catch her : but I
guess she was here," tapping hi fore
head. So, summoning some of his
brotherhood, we went to Mr. Ays
uondi's rooms, which wc found locked,
everything undisturbed , the portrait
was in its accu-tomed place. Wa-. it
true that she had xtepped from it to
come and .-peak to me? Or, bad my
brain furnished the tall white figure?
Of course it was the latter, and I
did not intend to be conquered by such ,
an illusion. I had a:i Ii.tt.rie wth
a physician, who told me that these
thing are not uncommon.
"It is very uatural, my dear mad
anie," aid the doctor, "that you
should have invited this pirticular ap
pearance, both by your having looked
so much at the picture and by your
alter conversation- witti .Mr A.cugti .
on Spitituali-m. Vou did intt know
how much lodgment those topic.- had
made in your brain. We iii'ver kno-v
until the lime is pa-t how a tiling be
taken root. Now, I advi-e vou to
leave this houo aud travel. Alter
your cour-c of life, and you will uot be
troubled by spectres.
After talking with the doctor, I de
termined to remain ; I did not fuel
that this was a thing to be afraid of.
My natural courage came to my rolief,
and I determined to stay and tight my
battle on the same field. Kichard re
turned, heard my ghot -t ry, and was
very mu'-h aum-id that his pru-aiu
relative -hould hr.v a v-ion.
1 went on with im work, :ivel my
old life, and saw no more gho-is i
knew I could conquer my nerve-, if 1
had any, but I was very glad when
Mr. Ayscough came to spend a few
The next morning af cr his arrival,
however, he ciine down to breakfast
with a very perplexed countenance.
As he w;dkt d around my writing ta
ble he took up and examined my let
ter paper. It was of the plainest kind,
fool-cap, generally, and as he laid it
dowp he laughed rather nervously and
"Mrs. Martin, you mu.-t pardon mc.
I have met with such a singular loss.
You remember my writing talle; it
bad a quantity of uote paper with my
monogram on it. L was in the habit
of writing my notes from here, and
last evening I looked for some and
found it ail gone. Of cour.-o it is a
very trivial question : but do you know
anything about it?"
Of course my indignation smothered
every other sentiiiu-nt. For a moment,
however, I remembered that to Mr.
Ayscough I was but u poor old wo
man 'A bom Mrs. Morton had placed
in her house to take care of it, and I
was in the habit of u-ing a great deal
of paper. So he put the two together
and supposed I was guilty of the pet
1 answered him a calmly as I could
that I ku'w r '.i g boui tits paper.
He came again a fee spending au
hour iu his apartments, and a-ked me
to come aud examine them with him
After a moment's embarra ment, he
began : "I don't know, Mrs. Martin,
but I am sure these things are uot as
I left them. 1 miss nothing, but Ouy
hnvt b(tn tlhturbrdl fhe-e dresse.
of Gertrude's, do they not -cem u
have been displaced 1 eoul 1 a must
say wwn'i" he turned pale "I feel
almost as ifshe hersClt lud been here.
Thero is a certain perfume in the air
which she Used to u-e. Could Nanci
have been fumbling amongst the-e
things!" We called the housekeeper,
who owned to having swept, but was
above all charges as to w.ariug of the
We dismissed poor Nancy, and
looked over tne valuables. They were
intact not a jewel bad been moved ;
but not my most assiduous eloquence
could induce Mr. Ayscough to remove
these valuables to a sater place.
As I was looking through the room
before Itaviug them, I picked up a
little embroidered slipper, of which I
could not find the mate, but I showed
it to Mr, Ayscough, a-king him if it
could have fallen out of one of the
trunks. Ue took it and looked at it
long and earnestly, and tiually said
that he thought it had belonged to a
costume that Gertrude had worn in
some private theatricals in Florence.
It did not look to me exactly like the
slipper of a lady, but this explanation
seemed to give it a p ace. I took it
out of the room with mc, absently,
and threw it on a shelf cf my own
As August, with its dull heat, came
on. I yielded to Richard's solicitation
and went with him to the seaside for
a few days.
When I went back to my lonely
charge I bad a great fit of literary in
dustry to make up for my long and to
me unexpected vacation at the sea
shore, Withaort of sense of duty
neglected, I went, one day, my rounds
iw t- t t . T J JJ .-
1 tu, . , . ,
' jriST "V- A
r. , over a discoTcrv which she
! bad n,.,,- . ., .. ' , -,,
j -z. uuvsiu" mc aoor. me
wisteria vine, wbicb I bad noticed as
carrying its brave luxurance from the
ground to the chimneys, looked faded
and cut, as if some blight bad pa-eed
over it. It had long passed its blos
soming, and was iu that dark green,
rather du-ty condition which city vines
assume when the summer has nearly
gone. It did look faded and broken.
Perhaps some animal had run across
it, and had here and there twisted off
a leaf or a teudril.
Going upstairs. I went to my closet
for the key of Mr Ay -cough's room,
ani as I did so. I noticed that the
queer Htile embroidered slipper was
gone! In a moment, all my supersti
tious terror came back upon me.
As I entered Mr. Ayscoueh's room,
where the portrait hung, I was struck
by a sn-e of something wrnrijr, I know
what. Hero wa- the por'rait. and the
iiaud-oiue ornament- of the room were
untouched. I looked in vain for -onic
proof of di-order. I soon found it.
The writim: table wa- opened, paper
.-pr- ad about, and a pen with fre-h ink
in :t wa- lying un the silver inlc-tau! !
As I stood gazing it this inexplica
ble thing, a door swung to, and started
me from my stupor. I wont to the
inner room through the linen-closet.
As I did so, the door leadiug to the
g'irret goitiBoved, as if by an invis
ible hand. Thad never noticed or
thought of this door before, nor had I
a-ceuded to tho-e irsrrut rooms since
.!.; x,rrop !.ij chk'u me thither on
tin- fir-t l:t of my Hiriv.il.
-i-ii-e ' intfniti Imrror took po
- Im . i. , -on'. I wa- fh'ti in the
laud of .-pint-. The dead Gertrude
did haunt these room- consecrated to
her. It was her pleasure to come back
write at her table, even arrange the
cast-off garments she had worn, to use
the perfumes she had loved in lift
perhaps to go up into that play-room
where she had played us a etiiid. and
whither 1 would follow her.
I was lifted out of my-elf. I went
oti. I knew not how, up the garret
-fairs : nor wa- I much a-tom-he i
when I found ou the topmo-t iindiug
the little embroidered, spangled .-hp-P".r
whi.h i- hud missed iiom my ulo-et
I went on toward the pleasant bed
room which was curtained by the wi
tcria viue, and looked in. There she
lay, the golden-haired Gertrude of the
picture, sleeping ou the bed iu the
corner. This was no trick of the im
agination, for on one foot was the com
panion slipper I held iu my band.
Her breathiug was regular and soft,
aud the color of youth and health was
on her cheek aud hp. Fear seemed 'o
depart out of me. I approached and
took hold of the hand whicii lay out
side the light coverlid. No sooner had
I touched it thiu it gfj. ped tunic like
a vice. The being, ghost or live wo
man, started up aud held me fast.
"'A ho aud what are you?" said I.
"A woman, like yourself," answer
ed the ghost. "Have pity on me "
"And why are you here what does
Tho creaturo looked at me villi
staring eyes, jumped from the bed auu
locked the door.
"Uo uot look frightened," said ahe;
"I bke you very much ; you and 1
have lived together all summer, i
have heard you talk with Mr. Ays
cough. I kuow I frightened you about
the gho-t. I fouua out tiie first night
we came here how much I looked like
the pictute of a dead lady, ami I have
copied iter dresi so that 1 could u-e
the likeness to the best advautage if
ever 1 ahould be caught. Hut I have
overslept myself ami vivc bun ctutjht
at lust ! It does not much matter. J
am sick, i shall uot List long. But
I must go ! It is almost time for re
hearsal. Ferdinand is waitiug for :ue.
Let me go. Ho.v could I grow so care-!.-s,
"Let you go." said I, "out of this
house Never I liuig'ar thief 1
kuo.v u n what !"
"No, neither Come with me to
Mr. Ayscough'a rooms. Kvery jewel,
every bit of silver is safe. I have tak
en uothing but some paper, and that
i ail here. You -.hall have it, but you
must let me go. We are the acrobats
you have oiicu been to ce. I would
bear you arrange in the morning with
the nephew to oouiu and see us iu the
evening Then I would look tor your
good, kind eyes and gray hair iu the
audience aud I would tutuk 'Stie Utile
knows how lutimate we are,' and 1
would laugh at the thought Now
ci:uo aud .-ce that i am uo thief, and
then let me go !"
So ahe took ui down unresiaiingl
to the lower rooms, l'osseaaing her
self of the keys, she unlocked the
trunks and showed me the aparkiing
diamonds, the pearl.-, the silver, which
were indeed all there, all intact. She
then looked longingly in the other
trunks. "Ah! said ahe, "I do love
luxury ! But no ; I au no vulgar
"How did you get in this horue?"
at last 1 found voice to aay.
"Oh, we climbed by the wi-teria
vine. It was nothing to us ; we often
live in deserted hi j-e in the eummvr;
a fortreaa is uo &trougr than its weak
est point. We are acrobat ; we go
over roof, up vines, into window
easily; but I uiua- go. i ou will Sou
a little place under the feuce where we
have removed a ooard. After night
fall we would creep in, and then a
ceud by the vine. We alwaya went
out by the front door, when we could,
and that was often, for you weal for
your walks, or were shut up ia the
dmiug-room or library. We know how
to watch cur chin , both witk;n in-I
without. Never was a city house so
sheltered from outside observation a
this ; you have no neighbors in the
intrusive sense. We have unfastened
a window or two out of which we
rould always drop iuto the garden.
You have been a placid and kindly
hostess to two people who love din
blcrie ; believe me, madame, wu could
have frightened you out of your wits !'
She darted up-staira and returned
like lightuing, went to Mr. Ayscough'-
table aud gathered some more sheets
of paper, rolled them rapidly together,
took one of my marble hand-, aud
pressing it kindly, skipped out of the
Ye, I let her go. I was powerlee.
Down the front staircase, out of that
handsome, respectable house she went,
and I bad promised to protect it ! Two
tumblers acrobats gyiniia-ts-thievva.
murderern, burglar?, for aught 1 knew
had been fellow-inmates with me, aud
I had let one of them go a pretty
protectress I ! I can uot remember
bow I did it, but I kno.t 1 wrote a tel
egiam to Mr. A)scough and sent
Nancy for the doctor. I know I wrote
also a letter, for it is before me :
"Mr. Ayscouih: Yesterday in
visitiug your apartment 1 became con
vinced that "some intruder had beeu
meddling with your iuk-tand. I will
coufesa to you that 1 have been the
victim ot superstitious fears, and that
1 believed uuce that I saw the ghost
of your wile. I was weat enough to
feel these fears come over me again.
As I searched about the rooms, half
iu tetr r, 1 ob-erved the little garret
door -wing gently open. I a-ccii ed
to tiud a nuumu sleeping iu the nur
se r bed. 5o astoiisi,ug was the hae
iies to G rtrudes picture, that 1 still
believed I saw a wraith.
"I took tlitj hand, however, ofa live
woman. It was the acrobat Ko-ahud,
now performing at B.akeley Theatre.
She aud hr husband having gatued
access lo the garret rooms iu thu early
summer, by means of the wisteria viue
have lived there ever since.
"."-he has taken nothing. I have
let her e-cape. Forgive me aud for
give her. She seem- a half-eraz. d
poor crea ore, aud 1 Irtve a fellow
leciirtg for iter. "MaIIV MAltliN."
When : he doctor came 1 wa.- past
sj.iei.ij oi actum In the delirium of
a brain UVer I pa--Li theinxi month.
W hen M-f. A.scugii arrived he
read my letter. The doctor sa-hi-fury
surpassed all description. I do
not wonder! to have nolhing-to wreak
his vrngence upon but a feeble old
woman, battling in the idiocy of a
Yes; yes ! there were tha acrobats !
They were to be fouud aud puuisbed.
They, tho miserable disturbers of his
holiest solitude, the invaders of his
dearest privacy, ho would wreak his
vengenco ou them!
The doctor, sitting by the bedside,
heard his infuriated word.-, and at the
same time glanced over the morning
"Stop, Mr. Ay.scough," 6aid the
old gentleman, "your indignation is
just and uatural, but the power of re
venge is taken from you. A greater
than we are ha-spoken. 'Vengeance
u mine," saith the Lord." Aud he
read the following paragraph :
"Hokiublk Accident at thk
Hlakelui' Theatre. The weii-
kliown (! limn ueriiliuM. K.-ri'iii-nul
and Kosaliud, iu the peiformaiise of i
their gieat flying trapeze uct, las',
evening, missed the bar and fell with
terrible force to tho floor. The wo
man i- dead The man still lingers,
nutienui! hoiribly. He was uoticed as
being uu-leady and nervous when he
egau, and the woman ua- evidently
entreating iiim to stop ; but be wou.d
not. dhe was u beautiful aud loving
ciealure, evidently educated above
her pioies-iun ; Out the man is said to
have been a uruukeu aud sullen brute,
l'his terrible accident of course caused
an immeu-e seu-aiiun. The largo au
dience immediately dispersed, a 1
deucd by this dread I ul spectacle, it
is hoped that it will bring these acro
batic performances iuju distavor tor a
very Joug time "
I never -aw Mr. Ayscough again ;
but he left me a hanJ-ume prcseut I
afterward had reason to believe that
he gave the unfortunate acrobat a de
cent uud Christian funeral.
I never attempted again to live
alone iu a great bou-e, nor do I flatter
myself a woman of courage; all that
dear illusion was taken out of me by
rather an extraordiuary experience I
grant; but still it ha- been taken
away. True courage would not have
fainted away ; true courage would
have caught lb. woman, and would
not have had a brain fever. Yet for
all she oust me. I have still a great
tendern&s for m t only qhntt.
S. V. Ludlow
Is now prepared to do all kinds of work
The best of materials used, and all
Done on shori notice and at reasonable
Shop in MeNrrr's Store.
Ke4 U0i XcferftsKa.
&?r.,st s-X- T"""" n -" 'l.7 sV
I am now a in the pft, ready to supply my customers and the public
generally, with anything in the Hardware hue, at prices that defy competi
tion. My motto is
"Small Profits and Quick Salei, ftr the Ready CASH !"
I keep a g'ticra! assortment of Hardware and a full line of
TABLK NP PO.'KKT CPTLKKY, NMLS. ... noUSt
TRIMMINGS. TINWU.K. 'WKI'KNTEIW
and MASONS TOOL"-. SADLKUS UAM
WAIIK. a full as.-orttucat.
rORKKS.5noVELS, S-IPK. HOrX WnOV ?ET SPRINGS,
1C, C. Also imOOMS. Sl'GAlt HOXKS, BASklkTS,
aud UATH IHIK'K.
M. B MCNiTT,
Iced UlousJ, UObrftskn.
THE CHICAGO LUMB
Keeps constantly on hand the largest stock of Dry Pint Lumber in the
and all kinds of
A U I L Z 1 N 31 A T E It X A 1.
Our stock is well selected and purchased direct from the rafts, and will be
sold as low as the lowest.
ojli mil sr s.nnon
J. G. POTTER '
Takes this method to Inform the Public that hi has Just
opened up a new and complete Stock of
DRY GOODS & GROCERIES,
Honshttng in trt of
fiALN'OES. DARK. LIGHT .t DINK.
CHAM HI! KS. Di- LA I N KS. LAWNS.
DUi;SS TIU.M MINGS ,V LININGS.
co us i-rrs skiius, vails x- glovks.
ULKACIIKI) AND UNHLKACHKD MUSLINS
TAI5LE LINENS. ,V1JWKLING.
DANTS, OVER ALLS & slUKTlNG,
ICOOTS A NiI4i:S, HATS A C A IVS,
COFFEE, SUGARS & TEAS of all Kinds,
Canned Fruits, Oysters and Crackers,
Chewing and Smoking Tobaccos,
FLOUR, MEAL & BACON-
And everything usually kept in a First Class Dry Goods & Grocery Store.
-J. Gr, Potter,
Red Cloud, Nebraska.
W. L. VANALSTYNE
TiJED t,OUI9 --- .YEBlt.lSKA.
PINE LUMBER, LATH, SHINCELS
Lime, Tarred Paper, Etc-
And every Article usually kept in a Firit Cla-i Lumber Yard.
I GUARANTEE TO DUPLICATE ANY BILL THAT CAN BE G01
AT JUNIATA OR HASTINGS.
I. W. TUIil-EYS,
u. s. pension surgeon.
Office Zd door South of Court Hou;.
Zxilszze Ore ICle 2ar. cf 2ei ZlzzL
W. E THO U.N,
i Surveyor of Webster Co
i w:ii ..,w. ,, A , -n li.
I ai.J ,t, -rV ... k- i.f ., n..v. ,
fi." iiT .. i. n.-j '
in Ccurt Hotm.m K?4 Goai.
IxSf - -wr-s-us. v.ugou.
T. J. PAItDOK.
T1T?? fr .,-
Attorneys at Law. i
RKlJ (-'Ll P - - - - NKB-1
CT27 PaSIIC. 22AL ISZkZZ.
ah aaiistu iwjt t
All baisss ttiirtlj um4,ii ta wl rr
wrrfio-Je? rrosstlr x&rwftft. ScojJ
ttfeuos it w pH.ct o( titn. Colltc-
t8 Keal J--tt Prte.
S. CARBER 1l C
Aud a Great Variety of other Articlwt
Oue stock of Dry Goods has been se
eded with special reference to tho
wants of the People, aud con-ists in
pnrt of i
FINE DRESS GOODS. CALICOES,
HJWJWN k ULE ACHED tM US
LI NS. HUNTS. CHECKS.
GINGHAMS. &c. Aa
Tho Ladies' of Webster Cougy and
arc respectfully invited to examine our
new stock of f
Which vrt feel warranted in tvy'iag h "
the Lnrrest and Mo$t Camplrtr. ever
broushrinto Southwest Nebraska, and
which ill bo sold at Prices that
Vc also keep on hand a Good Stuck of
Of various kinds and extra riualiticn
and for sale cither by the suit or tingle
SUGAKS. TEASCOFFEE, SPICES.
And crcrjthing else in that Line
Canned Fruits in VarfttY.
TOBACCO 4k CICAK9.
FLOUR k 3IEAL,
To to iOtt the want of everybody.
Wc wish to tall the attention of the
Public to the fact that we are corwtant
y keeping on hand a full aaortinent of
i Good which we will H at
For Ca.h. Call and look at oar Gewit'
an-1 do not fail to inquire the Prices.
S. 6AMCR 4 CO
Re CMon V,
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