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XED CLOUD CHIEF.
Arrival eamrfar f !!
VAlU CblXO KiST.
fcaaart 4:25 p. U. I Attire 4:10 . at.
kUIU ootirs WMT,
frepart 110 a. i. I Arrir. 11 A5 a. n.
CITY AND COUNTRY.
-Did you iigu the pledge?
This if a buiqr tine in (be yetr for
No. 1 White Fiab tt Mnble Six-pence
Perkins k Mitckill'a goods reecom
. mend themselves,
Seward Gsrbcr has returned from
tls State University.
Batter and Eggs wanted at Nimble
Lsst Friday spring weather com
menced to tmils upon us.
Bouad to get acqnninted; call snd
help us along, lud Cloud Urxery.
John B. Finch, the great apostle of
temperance has been with us the last
Go to the Nimble Six-penee Grocery
for flour and meal.
Millinery and fancy good3 at cost, at
Misses Dixon & Olmstcad's.
Germsntown yarn fifteen cents a sk'in
at Misses Dixon k Olmstead's.
Highest nice for Batter and Eggs at
the Ked Cloud Urocery, opposite mo
New is the time to buy Zyphyrs, Card
boards, Notions etc., at Misses Dixon &
Wanted. A girl for general house
work in a small private family. Enquire
of N. G. Liddy.
A car load of fruit and ornamental
trees was unloaded at Cowles one daj
F. M. Snow Etq., of Potsdam, paid
the Chief a hurried visit last 'Monday,
and inflated our currency.
Jahn B. Finch, the temperance re
vivalist, and Gen. Bowen, honored the
Chief office with a call last Tuesday.
Gen. Bowen organized a Temple of
Honoris Red Cloud last Tuesday night,
with a membership of over twenty-five.
We keep colored inks, and have as
good a Job press as there is in the state.
If you want neat work, and chcup, call
J. S. Hope has moved to his claim
near Kirwin Kansas, to be absent until
fall, when he will resume business in
The neatest and cheapest Job print
ing to be had west of Lincoln is being
done at the Chief office. Good stock of
papers, card board etc., always on hand.
The people of the county have
fpent, thi3 spring, thousands of dollars
for fruit tree?. A good investment, if
they will only take care of them and pre
vent the stock from running at large.
The time has arrived when the
Email boy poeth a fishing, and bavinc
succeeded in catching a few, he tradeth
them to the grocer for crackers and
candy, and is happy in his innocence.
N. O. Hillis. Missionary agent of
the American Sunday School union,
with headquarters at Bloomington, call
ed on us last Monday. He is affecting
organizations in different parts of this
Mr. J. G. Slofter of St. Albons
Vermont, called on the Chief last Sat
urday, He is looking at the country
preparatory to making a permanent
home. Ho expresses himself as highly
pleased vrith theNcountry.
We had intended to give our read
er?, this week, a little history of how a
"Man of family" got taken in and done
-for in this town last week by one of the
demi moncfc, and also how he was re
ceived when he returned to the " Bosom
ef lis fam3y", but owciog to press of
tier matter we will defer it until next
We learn that a man residing in
Kansas came to the Red Cloud mills one
day last week, bringing with him his lit
tle boy eight years old. While waitirg
at the mill the little boy wandered away
and when last heard of, was making his
way north several miles frost the mill
At present writing we have not heard
whether he has been foind and" returned.
Abram Kaley was tut of luck one
day last week, he had a pocket-book
containing $250 in his inside coat pocket, I
and the treacherous Nebraska zephyrs
Feized upon his garments and wrested
the pocket-book from the pocket and
sent it and contents flying in every di
rection. He succeeded in finding all the
money except $25.
We 6hudder when we think of the
risk we have run, going about with our
pocket-book stuffed so full of greenbacks
that it was ready to burst, and never
thought that the wis1 might get it away
from us. We hare beta lucky.
Last week was apparently a good
week for the indulging of the fighting
propensities of our pugilists. There was
three exhibitions of this kind in one day,
en the streets, and on Thursday two
ladies(?) indulged in a little knock-down
cut in the suburbs. It is not known
whether they went on the bloody field
by mutual agreement to settle their little
differences in a wtaitfr way, or whether
the meeting was accidental. Be that as
it may, they met, they fought, and for
further particulars, "Ask of the winds
that far arcund with fragments (and
hair) strewed the grwund."
It is due, however, to our city to say
that difficulties of this kind are of rare
cccnrrar.ee, especially among the rentier
Wc learn that a man who was trav
eling from Smith Center, Kan. to Riv
ertoa Neb. was assaulted by two gerinan
tramps and killed for his money and
team. They returned with the team to
Smith Center and endeavored to dispose
of it The sheriff iu attempting to arrest
the fiends, shot one of them through the
Scott, April 27th.
Mr. McQuire of the State Line Ranch,
was fired at, and severely wounded by
three tramps who called for accommoda
tions for the night. Mr. McGuire told
them he could not accommodate them, .
but he had a dugout in a ravine near by
where he thought they could make
themselves comfortable till morning, and
while Mr. McGuire was showing them
the place, the miscreants fired upon him
with their revolvers inflicting three
wounds, one in the arm, one in the neck,
and another in the knee. Mr. McGuire
ran and got back to the ranch in an ex
hausted condition. The misereauts have
not bpen found. H H:
Maple Grove Farm.
April 26th, 1S79.
Ed. Chief. Having a few leisure
moments I will drop you a few lines.
We ire progressing fine, plowing for corn
ia all the go, and everybody is busy
6ome plowing; some planting corn; while
others are busily engaged at setting out
fruit and forest trees. I have almost
finished setting out trees I have a few
fruit tree?, and some vines and shrobery
to set out yet. I have put out about
fifty apple, cherry, pear, peach and plum
trees this season. I have also put out a
trifle over 15.000 forest trees this spring,
some on my farm in Webster connty, but
the principle pirt of my trees were put
out on my timber claim in Kansis. I
have now already put out on my timber
claim altogether over 29,000 tree.", and I
intend to put out still more of black wal
nuts and acorns; the ground is in the
best condition now for setting out trees
that I ever seen. I have near 20 acres
of ground ready to plant in corn and will
plant the first of May. Fall wheat looks
well and spring wheat is now begining
to look very well and will soon cover the
ground. . -it.
Garden ,sa?s" is coming on fine, look
cut for some new vegetables soon, as my
garden is coming on fine; we set out 75
cabbage plants yesterday, and have rad
dishes, onion3. lettuce, peas, and etc.,
growing fine. Talk about the gold fiel s
of California, and Black Hill, or the sil
ver mines of ban Juoan, but that is
nothing to the rich greenback mines on
Maple Grove Farm.
Last Saturday nizht lmve White and
Frank Leonard picked up over $400 in
greenbacks, and on Sunday monrng as
u ual, went back to look tor more green
backs, and picked up $40,00 or $50.00
dollars more near the south stde of
Maple Grove Farm in a small draw near
the road, how is that for the greenback
cause. Real estate is on the rise sines
the greenbacks were found.
D. S, Helvern.
T.d; and Misses1 Boot A Shoes of
the latest styles and nobbiest .make, t
The Cawker City Murder.
On Wednesday morning, the ICth
icst., Cowkcr City was thrown into a
fearful state of excitement by the report
thkt a most foul and cowardly murder
had been committed in the town the
night before. An investigation showed
that tnc report was only too true. A
freighter from Kirwin by the name of
William KreJrickson, on his way to Be-
loit after goodi, on Tuesday, was accost
ed on the road by a negro who begged a
ride. The freighter took him into his
wagon, and they traveled on together
until they reached Cawker City, where
they put up for the night. They put
their team up at a feed stable, and went
up town to a rcitau:ant where they got
their supper. After supper they went
hack to the stable and fed their team.
They then went up town again, and no
more was seen of them until tho white
man was lounu ueau unucr a cuivcrc,
shot in the back uf the head. The nc
ro, whose name is Charles Marshal,
being suspicioned of tho murder, wa
traced to Rcloitand found in the bam
attached to Frank McGarth's hotel the
Avenue House. He had taken the mur
dered man's team with him and had
tried to sell it for $50. lie was brought
back to Cawker City, where the wild:st
excitement prevailed, the streets being
filled with hundreds of armed men, and
he was only saved iroui being lynched by
the tno-t determined efforts on the part
of the leading citizens of the town. He
confessed his crime, saying that the white
man swore at him, and called him names.
and when he turned to leave him he shot
him. lie waived an examination, and
it ...., . i i i - i - : i
was sent to uoucoroia ana lougcu iu jau.
The murdered man lived seven miles
from Kirwin. As above stated, his
name was William Frcdrickson, formcily
fmm Dps Moines, Iowa. He leaves a
wife and three little children ia destitute
It turns out that the negro formerly
lived in Des Moines, Iowa, also, where
five years ago he killed a young woman
in the employ of B. F. Allen, and fled
the country. Since that time ho has
been in Colorado, and was just from the
new mincing town of Leadville, when ho
killed his last victim, and not from Nico-
dcuius, as has been erroneously report
ed. Smith County K'in.) Pioneer.
South Guide Rock.
April 24th, 1879.
Ed. Chief. There is little transpir
ing in this part of the heritage outside of
the regular routine of everybody minding
his own business. But a short time ago
we had lively times on one of the ordi
nary but most unpleasant issues divid
ing a school district. A petition was
circuited to set off section 33 and 2S in
district No. 4, and annex them to dis
trict No. 30. The petition was granted
by the county Supt. No sooner was the
transfer made until a desperate but &uj
ccssful attempt was made by the Conser
vatives (Dis. No. 4) to recaptuer the
(School House DIs. No. 4 which was
situated on N. E. part of Sec. 28) to"
gether with half the teiritory which was
lost in its first attack on Ft. Sumpter
But, alas! in the midst of the joyous
shouts of triumph which were ra.sed, in
the rauks of the Conservatives, (Dis.
No. 4) the Radicals (Dis. No. 37) rallied,
recaptured a portion of the contested
ground which was taken from them by
stratigem, and superior geueralship, and
compelled the Conservatives to recapitu
late. The smoke of the recent battle
has not yet entirely cleared away, and
every wind that sweeps from the North
brings to our ears the throats from the
Conservatives ofreoewing the contest.
Now this is not right; we do not find
fault with the people, nor any particular
individual; but it does seem that there is
a serious fault in our school law in re
gard to forming and dividing school dis
tricts. We hear of numeious cases of
dissatisfaction arising out ef similar cir
cumstances in various parts ef the state.
We have no suggestions to make on this
issue, but ask those who have experi
ence and judgement, can not the school
law of Nebraska be revised so as to re
tain ail of its present good qualities, but
mprove it sufficiently to dispense ffith
such deficiency as those which leave so
much room for controversy tetween
neighbors, friend, and even brothers iu
many instances. By this lameness of the
law, the strongest bonds -of friendship
arc ruptured, hearts that once beat warm
and true, grow cold and indifferent, and
too often the main interests and best
methods cf public instructors aie neg
ected. J. S. Stratton seems to be one of our
most consistant farmers proposing ta
farm no more ground than he can
thoroughly cultivate. There is also an
artificial grove of forest trees decorating
D. F. W.
Beats em all, those Cigars at Dows
CALL FOS A STATS T2H2Z3AXS2
The annual meeting of the State Tem
perance Society, of Nebraska, will be
held at Lincoln, on Thursday, May 22d,
1S79. The Red Ribbon dubs through
out the stale are reqaested to send as
many delegates as possible to this con
vention. Arrangements hare been made with
the different railroad Hues for reduced
rates of fare. State papers, favorable to
Temperance, please copy.
L. W. Billinesley, G. B. Skinner,
C. S. JTO'AX.
Will next week, at the south side
Grocery Store, open with a fine ?ock of
Uroceria fresh from the Chicago mar
ket. Abo a full stock of Flour. Feed
and Meal. &?tf
Head the local of Perkins k Mitch
ell, ia this ?sue. They are sclJia? good
good, and very cheap, wc know, for wc
have tritd 'em.
We neglected hvtweck to call atten
tion to the new " Ad " of DafSelJ k 'V.
Mr. DufEcM inform us that they at
elling goods as cheap as they can be had
in eastern citie. They have a large as
sortment of drugs and medicine, and it
will pay you to give them a call.
For a rood fresh clean ctoek. rn tn
Pcrlin.4 k Mitchell's, lied Cloud Gro-
eery, opposite liaulc.
The editors of the J.one Stir and
Argus are going for each other pretty
lively, and we suppose that the readers
of lhoe papers will have to bear the
infliction, but as neither one of then
has any circulation to speak of there will
he no great harm done. Go in, little
'uus. the Chief laughs at your folly.
12S2 OHHTA II. T0T7KS, STUSIC 7SA:ES3.
Is now pcnnantly loc.ittd in Red Cloud
with her parents and i prepared to pive
Ic'-on": on Piano and Orgau; also the art
f reading music, and voice culture; ard
mobt respectfully sdi in the patronage
of those who wish to study the icicncc of
mu-ic. Scholars hating instiuments can
take lessens at their home?, othr rs cut
come to lur rooms. Terms, $10 00 for
24 )esons. Kcfercucc, Elder Vcizsr,
J. A. Jurry.
So I hi c I ho Star vas printed at
the Argus ofHcc. its editor was a "gen
tleman and a scholar," but when the
priming of the tame v;as transfetrcd to
the i'iiikf offus, it changed the above
named person into a howling demon.
The s'hool cen-us of Wayne count y,
just taken thows an increase in the num
ber of children of school ago in the coun
ty during the pa.-t year, amounting to
about 38 per cent. There has been an
inireajc of about 10 per cent, in the total
population of the county during the same
A man up near Niobrara was out on
the prairie at work the other day, and
while pulling a plug of tobacco from his
pocket he also pulled out and ignited a
match, which fell to the ground, and
as a result, a Mr. Laiuout ii out $2,000
worth of grain. The fire spread and
burnt his grannarics. Never chew to
H. B. KcNITi
Wholesale & Retail Stationery, School
and Mi.scelaucoui Rooks.
Wall Taper a speciality at Red rock
pii'cs", alreidy trimed.
Fancy Stationery and Notions at the
Post Oifiee Building.
Teachers Contracts cm be had by
calling ou ixc or by calling at the Chief
office, lied Cloud Neb.
A. A. Pops. Co. Supt.
Notiee h hereby given, tint T will examine
all persons who in ty dc'irs to offer ihcicjclve?
as candidates lor tcichv'ri of tho primary or
common schools of WVbster county, at Hcl
Cloud on the firt Saturdny of each month at
nine : 'clock a. tn. sharp.
A. A. J'oris. Co., Sapt.
Taken up by S. M. Wct. Harmony I'rccinet
IVeb-tcr county .Neb. on the'Jl-t dny of epte.n
bcr 1S78, one reil and white roan n w wilh red
car?, pwt two yar. old Apprrised brforc ma
at SJu. Unle the owner nunear urovta Dron-
crty nnl p'iyc chiircc and co; If. caid cow will J
be ?! acetun'ins to law. Ana ai'J ?alc will
take place at the rr.-iience of the Ukr up. J.
-M. U est. cc. 21 T t K V2. one mile Kulh of
Weil. I. U. Said Kile will take place Satur
day Ma 3d at 111 o. clock a tn of raid day.
(Jiven under my hand thW 21th day of March
A. D.1S79. Jno. McCilIuiu. Jr.
3U5 Juilrce ol the Peac?.
Let every farmer in Webster county, J
bear in mind that Smith Bros k Thnmp-)
son, are at all times prepaid to loan I
money upon in proved farms at the low
st rate of interest. 4t
Idcircto commence herdins cattle about
the first of May. Well prcparca toivc entire
satisfaction. Terms, 'J) cts per month, per
head. Calves gra.n.
32tf . K. W.S. IIabvkv.
Head cf Fanner's Creek, Inarale. Neb.
10.00 Golden wiUow cat i ng at one dollar and
fifty cents per thou and. 10O huhel. ot Japan
ese or mammoth millet grass seed, 50 cents per
, bu-hel. Also several large fresh milch cow.
7 miles south-west of it d Cloud.
I- S. IlELvtsx, Agent.
CLOTHING! CLOTHING ! !
Just received at John G. Potter's, a
large lot of clothing of the latest styles.
Also Boots k Shoes. ilat&& Cap, and
all sold down at Bed Rock prices. tf
We have just placed on the Market
Ten Thousand acres of Land situate din
Town Two and Three fonge Nine and
Town Two Tfange Teu. On easy Terms
of Payment. Eight Payments with
Eight per cent interest, and at low Prices.
Some of the best tracts ever offered.
Discount of Fifteen per cent for cash.
Chew Jackson Best Sweet Nary Tobaeo.
ArrangeaieTita are made with the editor of thi
paper by which students can enter the Great
Mercantile College. Keokuk. Iowa, at about
half price. The Great Mercantile college is
bringing a practical -ducation within the reach
of thousands of young mn who cannot afford
to attend the high priced colleges. Students
enter every week in the year from all section.
Notice to Parents.
It hTiBC come to ray knowledge that qaite
a number of aiinor children, whose parents re
sides at or oear Red Cloud, are in the habit of
playing around the depot grounds wuen the
rail.oad company are encaged in twitchiaz
moving cars-Often climbiir apoa the caii
while in notion, thus eadanrerinr the uvea ol
the children. Parents of tae same are taere
fore requested to ns their best endeavors to
keep their children away from the depot, and
they are hereby forbidden to me there for
other than basineee parpo.es. 11.
35j btat on Acent.
T"tr14Etted!lHPrail te ii
.drea Tnt. vr. H. Miller. Ktaksk. Iswa-
A CAST) I
la view of the fact that the youth of
tbi. town sad region are ffrowiar P to
need such an education tho Farilittc
within thrir reach do not afford. I tro
poc to open a select or acadesrical school
at iled (.'loud, tfa sufficient number of
scholars can be ohtaia'd.. to afford thor
ough infraction in the higher Koclish
btancht. buun. rilbecttc. penotan
ship, I-at!o. IreeV, natural science,
lvk kcepinj, drawing etc
All wiliij ta arsil iIkwcItc of this
offer vrill uk-xsc apply m person or by
Kcv J. M. I'mrsr.
0SAS3 SiLL AK3 2.U:;7T?.
Will be siren on the evening ofthj
ICth of May. m P. A tn"taut & Co..
new Hall. The iconlc of Rd Cloud and
vieiniiv, arc cordially invited to attend.
Sixe'of Hall. J2x0.
Music by Kulton'h Quadrille Hand.
Knlcrtainery music for the evening will
Ik dispensed by the Hiverton Cornet
P. A. William, ,
General Manager. Hivorton Neb.
NEW HARDWARE STORE.
Converse Godmas k Co. Keep
constantly on hand the largest a.mt.
incut of llard-uarc good ever bro't into
the Republican valley. They jell cheap
for ca..h, and if they have not what you
need leave your order and they will filt it.
Call on them one door north of Garber'k
and Mr. Holcomb will wait upon you.
A wholesale Mock of Goods of the Finest
Qualify and sold nl prices
EVZS BSFOSZ 0F7ZS2D
t the Public.
OT. T Reed.
IQT Special attcnlion'givcnJ.tolUndcr
taking. A'KD CLOUD. - - - NKB.
UMBER I ARD
ItEl CX.OUW, Neb.
Yard bouth of Hampton k A'al tton'j
t-hop, on Main street.
Keep coru.antly on hand an arixtrtment f
1. inn her. I.ulli, Miliitftt-M. HMir Win.
iIuhh, I. line Hnlr Oinrul. I'lnalrr
ttuililliitf I'nprr tr.
PLATT & KRKKS
DRY LUMBER A SPECIALTY.
7H BI8T IS THE MA2SIT
Maid at I.owrnt Irlce
RED CLOUD NEB.
D- T, THOMAS
r all kiw1.
i x :
Highest Market Price
paid for country
TakM s bx the aaJnis4 Hrixr en See. I
?A?iniYr. lf WeterCe. 5A .
whiu. Aloonrtnfre calt Aot J
.. iu-t: . t. ...t C fa nil. srT. BrD-
mt. .. am .irinT- w m- - -
POST OFFICE CLOTHING HOUSE.
Ia addUisa Is r tll aMtid Uek f
CUthlag aud GcmI'm FuraWftiag U4.
we hire fc4 a j4 tek t
Boots, Hats. Caps. Gloves. 331ank
Books. Stationery, Comfecfcioa-
erie, cigars fc tobacco.
Wt isvit tom t call and cu&ia osr itfeA and tr fta W g
TTt keep CwMttaatly On Utni A FH It. (X
Slioes Grlassvax, Qeenswave and
, . Orockexy,
Wc buy our goods for CASH, and defy com-
phtiox. When in town give us a call.
One door south of Post Oflicc.
MtTCMJELT A HOBH A 21T, Irp.
Wc keep on hand at all times, a large and com
plete stock of Hard-ware.
W aNo Loep a applj of
Give us a call, as wc feel sure wc can suit you
in quality and price
Remember the place, opposite the Chief OfKce,
Red Cloud Nab.
THIS SPACE BELONGS TO
L. E. SNELL
WHO WILL OCCUPY IT WITH A BIG
AD NEXT WEEK.
GRASSHOPPER BRBAKINC PX.O BIT
I bow offered to tbe PJie ky
HAMPTON & Co.
AH wishing t break prairie will do well, sal re ?, list m4 kn fask hy
purekaafB the CHA31PIOX. ThJ rt nU m'mpniv. ff- A
ciple, aal of good isateria aa4xnrU4 U gtvt .
iifactioB or o aaW-
AII Work is car JIa ade ef th Uat a!eriJ a4 fMVUti,
SXt tkask tbe public for pv. ptrowe, ai a:ieit a tiaaaa f lfc
J. A.. JURY.
J. L Mum.
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