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TXE RED CLOUD CHIEF
PUMURUZT) "WEHCXT AT
Red Cloud, Nebraska.
C. L. M.vnirE & M. IL Warner
EDIT0K6 nnd PKOPRIETOKS.
B b SI NESS DJR ECTOR Y
Attorney at Law.
H. It A LEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
0TASY PTJ3LIC A2TD SEAL ESTATE
Red Cloud, Ncbratha.
County Superintendent of Iullic Jn
BOWEX e LAIRD,
Att'iieys at Iaw
REAL ESTATE AGENTS.
at 'TV practice in all the Court of
?Cobb; Marqubtt 4 Moore,
- 1 AWYERS,
One of uk will )te in att-ndancc at c!i
Win of the biitrbt Court f the hevcptl
couatier iu the Republican Valley. 2 1
f. R. WILLt'OX.
J. S. GILIIAM.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Wi 1 Practice in nil the Courts of tbe
Ay Collection Piomptly Attended to
CE IN I'OST OFFICK
Cloud. - - Neb.
jlK If. Freeman,
JUNIATA. - -
iid .sells Western Securities.
Scliool Bonds a Specialty-
wT a richardson, J. a. tullets
Richardson & Tulleys,
ISALISSIATS A CCL'CTIKO AGENTS
? ill ltny and sell Real EsNte tin Commi-
ii. and imy taxe." lor non-rcfidt-nts.
Si-pcml attention siren to collection. Cor
rcC"!i'5noc 5liciu-.l. AM lflttere of inquiry,
r on buMiios promptly answered.
BED CLOUD, NEB.
9 R. W1LLCOX,
Conveyancing and all other Notarial
Bu&hcss will receive prompt attention.
jaDfpositions promptly and corrant
u taken. Address,
RUD CLOUD. NEBRASKA.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
KVA1I PT7BLIC AXD SEAL ESTATE
RivtrtoR Franklin County Nebraska.
Sr Claim!) for sale and tailoring done in
tbe latest style.
SQ&3E 3UCS, Jru., - F20FSIST0S,
" W FRANKLIN, NEB.
(tvott Accommodations, Livery and
Ia Clede House.
Red Cloud, Nebraska.
l suable la Ceaaeetleai wltax tbe
This hotel has been ref.tted anirerarnisiei
throiuthont. Commercial ifcn. Railroad Mes
indaJl jariicsvisiUnx Red ?ood. will iad
aaple accommodations at tats Hotel.
M. WILL80K,. -
GeodJvab!ee, Good Beds, aad&isara
- Meals, atBeaeoaibb) ftatca,
The Patronage of the Tmvefiing Pwb
lic, UcspcctfuEy Solicited.
STEVENS 4 DOW,
Bloomington, - - Nebraska.
New House, Clean Beds, tod every
tbing that's Lovely.
Stage leave thin House daily for
ail points South, Last, and
in connection with
To the travelling
Pablic we womld
"GIVE US A CALL."
Camer lat Street and HMiJugs Avea u
Koch on tinnd at all timef the but Liquor.
WiTie and lloer. , .
Kverything of the brt qnality the market
afford. . n4i-0ml
RED CLOUD MILLS.
Constantly on hand. All kinds of
AND BRIDGE FLANK.
All bold Cheap for Cah.
Call and examine lumber and prices.
Carpenter 4 Builder
Bed Cloud, Nebras'sa.
I. jircpured to make estimates aid take
contracts for all aiuJi of building. 27-td
3Iis. S. A. 3f uusell,
Would respeclfully inform the Ladies of Red
Cloud ttinl vicinity lliat "lie i lre-
IureJio ciccute orders for
PLAIN SEWING of all Kinds.
On band and for sal a fiat asaortment of
LADIES HATS, &c
Miss S. A. MUNSELL,
fin McKitfe Euildtnc.l
RED CLOUD, -
Is now prepared to do all kinds of work
The best of materials med, and all
Done on sbnrt notice and at reasonable
Shop in McNm's Stow.
Red Clua IVebrasKa
Number just issued, and contains over
100 Pages, 500 EcgraviagSf descrip
tions of more than 500 of ear best
Flowers and Vegetables, with diree
tioRK for Caltnre. Colored Plate, etc.
Tbe meet useful and cieeait work ef
tbe bind ia tbe workLOuly 25 cents
for tbe year. Pabkebed ia rnguaa
Aedrem, JAMES VICK, " '
THE ONLY PAPER IN
Is a Weekly Newspaper, published at
Bed Cloud, Webster County, Ne
braska, and is devoted to the Inter
ests of Webster County, and
Special attention will be gi ven i
all Home and Local matters. Every
thing of local or general interest
transpiring in this and adjoining
counties, will be accurately reported
at the earliest possible date.
During the coming political cam
paign The Crikf will support and
labor for the success of the Republican
The interesta of ImmigratioB wili be
looked after, and the publisher daaires
the oo-operatioDS of all who desire to
see Soathwest Nebraska settled with
lire and enterprising pioneers. To
this end furnish accounts of the re
sources and capabilities of tbe soil, the
best locations still recast, and, ia (act,
everythiet that wiB tea4 to induce
1 -i- -I-,
A portica of our coin
eutertaining and uaheaQna-
eoue nutter for family reading.
wide-awake, Stab, leeal
aahbabed ia tW Jtepub&eaa Valley
arekrrited to exaaiaa Tbe Cxiet
nad beeome euiaarmars.
M ATH1X WAJUHUL,
lick Wwfx ai a ft&t Cotntry DU-
erirtd-sQacrfl Caa stake frees
(Sioox Cltj JosnaL Marck X)
GO EBON'S ilk MmEVT.
The following is the statement of
John Gordon, who led the expeditiea
that left Sioux City October 6, 1874,
fer the Black Hilla,
After leaving Sioux City the expe
dition struck across tbe country in a
northwesterly direction and reached
the Niobrara river at a point ninety
miles above its mouth. Here the ex
peditioa crossed the Niobrara and
crossed over to tbe Kca 1'aha, croennf
that stream ner its source, and, bear
ing ia a northwesterly course to tbe
south fork of White River, crossed
from thence direct to the north of this
stream and followed up the valley
thirty miles, thence across to Bad riv
er and acrorfs that stream to the south
fork of the Cheyecne, crossing this
stream at the mouth of Elk Creek to
the base of the Black Hills, where
they struck Geo Custer's trail at the
point where he left the hills. Follow
ing this trail through the hills, they
reached the place called Custer's Park
where his expedition did their pros
pecting. This is about eight miles
from Harney's Peak. At this point
the expedition halted on the 23d day
of December, and commenced pros
pecting in the same holes made by
Curler's men. They found gold just
as Custer had reported, from the sur
face to bed rock. New holes were also
dug at different points in this vicinity
with the same or better results. After
tatisfjiog themselves with these indi
cations they determined to winter in
the vicinity, aud, accordingly, selected
a spot where water was couveuient
and commenced erecting a t-tockaJe
aud cabins for winter quarters. Pre
vious to this time the frost was found
to extend but a few inches below the
surface and prospecting was carried
on without much troubls, but by tbe
time their quarters was completed,
early in January, the froot was from
one to three feet deep, rendering pros- a
pecting exceedingly difficult Good
specimens of silver ore were also found
but being anxious to complete their
quarters they had not time to investi
gate thom before cold weather set ia.
Aller tbey had completed their
quarters they sunk a hole about eight
feet deep at one corner of the stockade
the dirt from whicfi tbey used to cover
their charcoal pit. Here they found
better prospects than at any previous
place they had t truck. They a!.o
prospected pretty thoroughly the val
ley in which they were located, and
found as high as 15 cents to the pan,
and the miners estimate that, with
sluices, from $10 to $25 per man per
day could easily be made here. In
this valley alone there is enough room
for claims for two thousand miness.
Water is abundant to supply all
Snow fell to the depth of six inches
in alL They found hplendid springs
of water and streams with hsh m thsm
bodies of excellent pine timber and
any amount of game. The grazing m
good all the year, their stock keeping
in good order without feeding. Tbe
soil in the valleys inside the hills, and
also in the valleys on the route to the
hills is of excellent quality.
Mr. Gordon says oa several occa
sions they had warm western winds
which would melt the snow rapidly.
The nuoerous specimens of gold ia
his possession are very flue and said
by experienced miners to indicate rich
diggings. Mr. Gordon left the camp
in accordance with an agreement made
before leaving Sioux City, in case of
success on February 3d and came out
of tbe hills at tbe southeast portion,
where, by a uses- previously heard of
through old mountaineers, a good
wagon road was found, shortening tbe
distance by several days travel. Tbe
aaow was found to bo deep outside ot
tbe bitta, aad tbe traveling dimoult.
He saw bat fve Indians oa tbe way
to the hiUs, one of whom proved to be
WhiteElk, aefekfoftbe "Two Ket
tles" baud. These were met oa the
soutn fork ot tec (Jheyeuse, and are
undoubtedly the Indians that brought
maAtae In report to Ubeyeaaa Agency
or white men going ate the hills.
After some parley tbe Indians were
brought into camp and oar party bad
a talk whh them ; gave them name
praseats of coffee, tobacco, etc aad
tbey went away aatis&ed.
Tbe health of tbe party waa flood
oa ita bRW eat, aad nam wbea Mr.
Gordon left them. A Mr. Aaron,
fromCbkags, waa takea with dkr
28th day ef November aad wm buried
at tbe uaiat wheru tbe natty are ami
Mr.Gerdea aw that nartms af
tftyEma,w& aimed, anald getothe
Hilsurkh perfect nafety aad tbe trie
be made from Siowa Cky wh
toame ia twenty, rkye, at winb a
Wbea be left tbe
I Sad wkb what tbey
WEDNESDAY, MAHCff 17, 1875.
nbsm they would be amply repaid as
see as spring opens, m that they
work te ndvicHi. They look
sly for reinforcements to help
develope what they nave found,
and Ibis is Gordon's objoet incoming
out. He will return about tbe nud
LETTER FROM WRITMET.
!. Cnsrwt'H Park. 1
each Hills, Feb. 1. 1875. J
FJF. FlticJur, Eq.:
We bad a tag bard
UJ get hefi: but we are here,
aadithiak that I have struck the
eoemtry that 1 have bees hunting for
to make my fortune in. It ia a spies.
dbieemutry. and there Lno doubt but
iamiBeas f gold here; but
ie one"drawback this winter
cold weather and deep snow in the
gulcbee. The south side of the hills
are bare, so our cattle live and keep
fat, but it is bad about prospecting.
Still, some of tho boys are working
and making fair wages close to our
stockade in a place where no miner
would think of looking for gold; but
they sunk a hole and struck it, and it
goes to show that there is gold in the
country, and that in large quantities ;
and there is no doubt in my mind that
iu the spring, as soon as the brow goer:
off so we caa get into the mountain?,
we will strike it tbe biggest kind. I
am telling you just what my opinion
is. I don't want to create any excite
ment in Sioux City or anywhere else,
but if I were a young man I should
emigrate to the Black Hills tbe first
chance 1 had tc come through.
I expect Gordon will fit out a train
and get back here in sixty days from
the time he leaves here. The route
we came is the safest to come on ac
count of Indians, and plenty of wood,
water and gnus, and it can be short
ened at leait 200 miles over what we
came. We traveled 635 miles, accord
ing to the record kept by Cooper, one
of my mess, and it can be made in 400
from Sioux City to Custer's Park. We
saw but five Indians on the route, and
tley proved to be friendly White
Elk and his little band. We expected
them, but we lost
were all right
I don't expect you have any
notion of cosing to this country. If
you have, you had better wait until
you hear from me again, and I can tell
you more particulars and more pros
pects. R. R. Whitmet.
The following changes in the school
law will be of iuterest to a large por
tion of our readers:
Beit cnulced by the Legislature of the
State of Ndraslxi :
Sea 1. That section 19, of an act
entitled An act to establish a system
of public instruction for the State of
Nebraska," approved February 15,
1869, be amended as to read as follows:
"Sec 19. Tbe annual meeting of
each school district shall be held on
the first Monday of April of each year
at some place within the district, and
the school year shall commence on
Sec. 2. That sec 23 of said act be
so amended as to read as follows:
"Sec. 23. Every male citizen and un
married woman of the age of 21 years,
residing in the district and owning
property thejew which ia taxable for
school purposes in such district shall
be entitled to vote in any district
Sec. 3. That section 31, of said act
be so amended as to read as follows :
Sec. 31. Any school district may at
any annual or special meeting impose
a tax on the taxable nroDertv of the
district in any amount not exceeding
twenty five milk oa the dollar on tbe
assessed valuation efthe property of
tbe district, aad tech tax, whea voted
shall be reported by tbe district board
to tbe county clerk, and collected in
tbe name meaner aa other taxes voted
by tbe district."
Sec. 4. That section 32 of said net
be so ammended as to read aa follows :
"Sec. 32. TW tax levied a4eflerted
aa provided by the proceeding section
shall be expended uader the direction
of tbe district, or ia tbe absence of
such direetioa by tbe district, then
such inx tfeull be expended aa tbe dis
trict board of tbe proper district may
Sec. 5. "Sectioe 34 .'of chapter 68
is hereby repealed."
Sec . Ssctiea 45 of chapter 68,
abal he amended ae aa to reneua&i
Iowa: "8sc 44. Tbe eareetor, wkh
the soassat aad adviea of tee
eJ enmwen ammnmnvmnrwrnrj amj. nj
their direetaaa, if be aba&
seal contract with aad
awaited tuuehera fer. aad ia tbe
mttUtit Tbetif tbe
to snake am
daraated an to ee by tie
ator and treasurer, then it may be
made aad signed by tbe moderator and
treasurer ; provided alto, That said
director, iaoae?ator or treasurer, or
any two of them, shall not employ as
such teacher any person who is a rela
tive of any one of said officers."
Sec. 7. That section 48 of said act
be so amended as to read as follows:
"Sec 48. They shall purchase or lease
such site for a school house as shall
have been designated by the district,
in the corporate name thereof, and
shall build, hire, or purchase such
school house out of tbe fund provided
for that purpose, aad shall make sale
and conveyance of any site or other
property of the dirih'rf, when lawfully
directed by the quajiSed voters ft any
annual or special meeting. VcimaW,
That the district sb-.ll not in any case
build a stone or brick school house
upon any site without having first ob
tained a title in foe to tbe same, and
also that they shall not iu any case
build a frame school bouse on any site
for which they have n?t a title in fee,
without the privilege to remove the
same.when lawfully directed so to do
by the qualified voters cf the district
at an annual or special meetiug. Pro
vided aUo, That the qualiGcd voters of
the district may appoint n building
committee to let contracts for, and
take charge of the work of building
such school house.
Sec. a This act shall take effect
and be ia force from and after its pas
sage. Approved February 22d, 1875.
C2&m SIWS fOS 1S75.
With tbe coming of tyring we have
the most positive indications of a re
vival of businew, and one that shall
have a wider reach, and a more lasting
influence than any below. Apart from
n general impression that this is to be
the case, there are features in the com
mercial condition of the country which
make it absolutely certain that the
trade of 1875 will relieve the depres
sion left by the last panic, and send
the thrill of new life and energy
through all branches of industry. Not
ouiy are easier n mercnanui preparing
for increased demands in their several
lines, bat many mills and factories that
have been idle for months, are start
ing up with increased capital, and a
demand for a larger number of em
ployes. Tbe confidence inspired by
recent congressional action upon finan
cial matters, is having its effect While
that was not so radWl as many desir
ed, yet it has dispelled the paralyzing
uncertainty which existed, and so far
given confidence to capital, which is
already feeling its way into avenues of
profitable investment and furnishing a
stimulus to business which will be felt
to the utmost limits of the commercial
world. Withntbc next few weeks
millions of dollars which since 1873
have been timidly kpt back, and
practically lost to trade, will be boldly
restored to the circulation of the coun
try. Another aad a very important cause
of improvement will be traced to tbe
altered vieW and methods of thous
and who called themselves business
men. During the fluctuations which
commerce experienced during and
since the war, a class was created
which simply traded aon excitement,
watching the chances for preying upon
the misfortunes of others. They added
nothing by industry or invention to
the general stock, tbey harvested what
others bad sown, often nequiring colos
sal fortunes ia a few days, and as often
being compelled to disgorge their gains
and descend to ruin, carrying down
others with them. Tbe lessons of tbe
last two years have not been lust upon
them, aad these mea will is many in
stances tarn their shrewdness to legit
imate business, where profits will be
surer, if not so large and ttfeasjly ac
quired. In many respects tbe ngrieukural
prospects of the country are enebwag-
iag, exports, of grain are uaeswiiiy
large for thin seasoa of tbe year, and
farmers who entered ae loss throagh
the grasshoppers dreagb are act enly
paying their debts bat beeenmaajref
gram and stock ea
encouraging fact far aba smear emmm
that tbe prsblenm ef ami amy in
out of congress,
their interests i
revisioa of patent lawe,
tariff, aad tbe very easeaoe ef
wkh fereign natieas, al hate a
ewect apec tbe
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torn ef aatkeel wedta. SMeaaaged AMihraakte aaaet aaya: "Wb-t "'SffSS- "
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etmaaa atasnea an fcr aaaaama naxictT aad esaawisy. "a B' "n nawsnsj
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tbe almost, aad a bouatiful harvest
w31 not oeJj bft as cut of tbe present
dimcultiee, but leave as ia a position
to face the ftttufi whatever H may
have in store. The stock business ef
tbe state is to assume greater magni
tude, since the pets of oar fields do
not affect it Tbe trade of our mer
chants will be brisk, ia consequence of
increased demands, and the confidence
they have ia the solvency and honor
of their custoiccrs. Good tiices, tem
porarily suspended, will return ia 1S75,
exceeding all the nest in the general
prosperity of the" jecpl. Omaha
TIX CVLTTTATIOy 07 fLAZ.
Frvst tat Harrari Ailrocat.
The land should be put in tbe f neat
possible tilth for the reception of the
seed. One good deep plowing and
evcral harrowing, so as to make tbe
surface fine and smaotb, will answer.
The land should cot be worked when
wet; the yield depends upon putting
the land ia proper condition for the
seed. A little extra labor yields a
rich return. The worst enemy of tax
is weeds, and ff sown on weedy land it
should be plowed deep just before
sowing. There is no place so good as
land broke last year, and cross-plowed
in fall or spring. Next beat, perhaps,
would be land on which core had been
well cultivated last year. Any good,
clean, stubblc-grouud will do well. It
is a good crop to follow with wheat
Rolling is a good addition, if one is
TLlil AND MANNER OF 80WINO.
The seed should be sown as early in
the spring as land esc be pet into con
dition ; from tbe first to the middle of
April, a little later will do in ordinary
seasons. The seed shyuld be scattered
evenly on the land by hand or some
kind of seed-sower. As good sowing
as we have over seen was with Buck
eye drilL ; the hoes were tied up, and
the tubes left in their places ; the seed
scattered sufficiently after it got below
the euds. It was rt to sow three
peck to the acre. A little dirt was
mixed with tho first bag of seed to re
duce the quantity to 18 or 70 quarts
to the acre. After this no more dirt
was required during the week's use of
the drilL Other drills may do as well
but bare never tried them. After
sowing, a light harrow with many
teeth should be drawn over tbe land.
QUANTITT OF SEED.
From one-half to three fourths of n
bushel should be sown to the sere.
Farmers differ about this as about
othef crops. IS ground is old or
weedy it needs more then if new nod
clean. But we would not advise the
raiding of this crop on ground that is
time of cirrrixa.
Flux should be cut as soon as tbe
bolls begin to turn brown, whilst the
stock is green ; if left too long there
will be a loss of seed in harvesting.
It should be stacked as soon as dry
enoagh, unless a machine caa be had
to thresh it in a few days, in which
case it msy be drawn from tbe field
directly to the machine. If stacked,
the stacks sfeould be covered with
coarse hay. It can be cut wkh any
self-rakiag machine, and need act be
Any ordinary machine will thresh it,
if accompanied with men ased to it
The best work we have ever seee was
done by a Vibrator threshing machine
and wa think it seperates it from the
straw better than tha end less apron.
There are machines made expressly
for it, bat we have never seee any of
TIELD PER ACRE.
The average yield per acre is about
tea bushels. With good farmers we
have known eithteea ead twewty.
This k not comatow ; twelve aad fear
teen are, where work k wel deae at
CERTAINTT OF COOP.
9a this point there k ae difference
of epiniea. There-k ae erea mere
cariaia, af sown oa aleaa greeed, wel
eeJuvatee eee m areper time.
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evidently ckkyed in tbe mnik, bet
wertby af puhbWiea aad peraaaLJ
fJwosiFllLD, lewa. 1
KDrron Chiefs-For tbe nu time
1 left the vnaVy. Jaeear? M. i
have found time aad eHrtumtW
drop yet bee. And I hef m mw
to say, and a httk time u nay k ia,
that I am at a lees to rf J
where to comafeuce ev what to ay.
I left tbe valley fet very severe cold
weather, and with the cxerptka cf
about three days the thermometer has
read from twelve to twenty-two, a!
enly two soft days thw una included.
After many d!a9 and dimculttes I
arrived in tb 6eU of my operation.
But when I Mgaa to k aicuaa, I
found that I preceded by any
number of frotrf iea iS thirty "Kan
em" agent, raary cf whom tftki
have started befor the hopptr lhAs
had got cooled off. .! found itztS en
tbe train, roomed with them at hotels,
jostled against tbcm 00 the streets of
every hamlet, village anJ elty, at
Qhurchrs, public meeting" "at grasses
in the counto every place I tarn
I meet the ubiquttnd, emaipres4
"Kaaias man" shadowing every ora
ertb, eeerieg into every graeery, push
ing their enterprises with the perti
nacity of Pinkerton detectives. Bui
comidaring my reputation St stake, I
desperately struck out into tho rough
est point of bruh and hills in the
State, known as the "Hacklebarney,"
the "five points" of Iowa squared
raj self to "say my piece" tV a aingu
lar speciaies of the "genus homo" I
saw approaching, aad before be got
within speaking diitance commenced
gc.sticulatic'g wildly, and the first word
I could understand was "Kan
man." I wilted, and pondered on the
uncertainty of all earthly grtnes.
I am succeeding reasonably well,
considering cverthiag. The public irf
generally alivt to tbe situation but
begged to-death. 1 have only met
one Nebraska agent, aad Lave oaly
heard of two. Mr. Ackkoa, of
Nuckok county, and myself run to-'
gcthcr at this place, but I bad estab
lished my headquarters, my lines'
thrown out, and picket pbd well se
lected, and he was compelled to retire
in good order, (by mutual consent
The greatest obstacle in the way oi
agents hr the frequent impositions1
practised oa tCc prrblh. Tbey are
suspicious, afraid to frot any o'ue, nud
of course more especially en if not in
clined to do anything. AiA iV arH
qualified and contradictory klUti
from home by sorehead and dfnap
pointed seekers after prominence aad
notoriety, who do not just tike the
way the various saembesa af aba Aid
society part their hair. Bat laeabe
to my endorsers, T bats foaed as
troubk as yet Oae maa aad a kttef
written to W. B. Porter, W. Master
of the State Graage, but I told them
he knew nothing about me, and offer
ed references to other persons who
were eligible, and showed the letter of
Gov. Oarber to Oor. Fafnesf then be"
tcrc bis letter up, nod said that was4
I find most material aid among the
Granges and other fraternal ofgaauk
tions. Have some difficulty, occasion
ally, ia getting between ministers and
their congregation, but not often j
have no trouble in reaching the pock
ets of tbe medium craW, but tbe
wealthy people are not so h'bern! 14 at
class. The country never was so pros
perous and abundantly bhseed as tbk
year, and the farrsen are jut begia
ing to understand their interest. The
Granges rua the commerce of the'
State, and its results arc most setts'
factory to its friend.
If I bad is opplrfanity now, I
would vote for bonding the county or
mortsging any man's farm, to get out
of this buboes, and I sincerely hope
by some meaai. either the general gov
erameat or Slate, wiH adopt some'
measures' to relieve the people of Ne-'
braska. R. B. Fcltox.
7ZS 2LACX ITTiTJ
The Black Hilk fevs it reached
Omaha aad a fsyMry to reading. Ma
ny fijea are preparing to ge frees Oam:
ba te that eeeatry, aad eaeaae at
mining operation. It matters set te
them whether there k gold there er
not Tbe report ts that tbe
metal deposit in that L
bk, aad k wel wertl
risks for. These reeerni bare
eeairmed' by tbe twe mea wbe
neatly arrived at Stoas City, ami
t that they boac af she
tbey same k slimi aw
heedrees af ama ia nam ekf.
ef thensaaee are eel ef
taeyhstoad segtodtomadef aakl
of ftse tbey ana.
The met fas the f umint wmr
tbe aaUemry ferns' nt mf
to eat ef
they feast tie
TffJi.-S kw yi
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