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FRIDAY. JAN. 11, 1884
A Good Templars lodge is talked
in lied Cloud.
Make your application to the State
Bank for farm loans.
The B. &. M. have adopted the stand
ard time. It took effect last Sunday
W. H. Goodall has ordered a new
safe for his abatract records. It will
Wuat has become of our Burr Oak
railroad scheme ? Has it died, or is it
The hardtimes social at Mrs. Mitch
ell's last Friday night was a very pleas
A. L. Funk, who has been visiting
in Ohio for the past few weeks, has re
turned to Red Cloud.
Miss Lillian- Ames, of Grand Rapids,
Mich., is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. M.
It. Bently this week.
Burn's hog cholera and quinsy
cure. "Warranted. For sale by Henri-
Cook, Red Cloud. n23-m3
The Red Cloud Chief has recently
made fine improvements in its change
of form. Nuckolls County JTcrald.
O. II. Maryatt was in Republican
City this week attending the third an
niversary of his daughter's marriage.
The Red Cloud Chief has changed
from a folio to a quarto, much im
proved in appearance. Burr Oak (Ks.)
We hope the school teachers will
send in the important events transpir
ing in their schools during the winter
O.v last Sunday, Rev. Stuart Crock
ett delivered a sermon to the Masonic
fraternity of Red Cloud, at Grace
The Rev. Dresser, of Franklin Col
lege, discoursed at tne Congregational
Church on Sunday, both morning and
The board of commissioners have
been in session nearly all this week.
J. C. Billings of Smith county, Kan
sas, is going to California. He holds a
public sale on February 1, at his farm.
Mr. II. Steven-sok, ex-county com
missioner will take a trip to Michigan
and Wisconsin on business in a few
The Red Cloud Chief has been
forced to enlarge to accommodate its
large advertising patronage and is now
the Enrae size as ..the Eclio. This cer
tainly speaks well for the town. Jte
juiblican Valley Echo.
The Red Cloud Chief comes to us
this week much improved. It is en
larged from a four page folio to a six
column quarto. Properous times and
live towns like Red Cloud show
through such improvements. Superior
Mu. Johk McCallum; our new county
commissioner has been duly qualified
and will-make a careful and compe- b'ounS man livinK not more rhan
Did He ? Oh, no. Bravery has been
defined for ages as one of the cardinal
qualities of man's make-up, but occas
ionally we find men who are brave on
field of battle and in the common
walks of life, but lack that neccessary
element when entering an uuligbted
store after twilight has faded into dark
ness. Only a few nights since, an oc
curence of this character took place in
our city, and fully illustrates the weak
ness of man, and the imperfectness of
vision. Ifwehadthe power of sight
that has been given to the owl, it
would be a boon oftimes to the belated
traveler that could be fully appreciat
ed, and no doubt fill a long felt want.
It would save street lamps and other
atificial luminaries, and would guide
"the wayfarer, though a fool" to the
haven he might be in search of, with
out causing him to stumble on the
road. But returning to our story. One
night recently a very well known
1 1884. )
Below we give the apportionment of
pchool moneys to the various school
districts in the county.
Office County Superintendent
Red Cloud, Neb., Jan. 4
I hereby certify that there is now in
country treasury school moneys sub
ject to apportionment and derived as
Amount certified by state sup-
erintent .....42689 81
Amount from fines and licen
ses 26 00
Fractional rem. from last ap
portionment .-. 28
Will Mitchell, while working on
Judge Yeiser's courthouse last week,
slipped and came near taking a tum
ble from the roof. He caught himself
just in time.
The week of prayer commenced
last Sunday, and a union meeting has
lecn in progress during this week at
the Congregational Church
On last Tuesday night a number of
young ladies and gentlemen surprised
Mr. John Yeiser at his home. All en
joyed themselves heartily.
The Red Cloud Chief has been en
larged to a six column quarto. It was
a good paper before, it is still better
n nv. Long may it boom. Jieattie,Ks.)
' Why do you shiver and freeze when
you can buy a good overcoat cheaper
at the Golden Eagle clothing store,
State Bank block, than it can be bought
We wish some telephone company
had the enterprise to put up an ex
change in this city. It would pay, and
Red Cloud would support an exchange
in good shape.
The Republican Valley Echo come
out last week with a new head, and
otherwise greatly improved. It is a
trnnd naner and a credit to the town
in which it is published.
Through the courtesy of Supt. Clias.
W. Springer we are enabled this week
to give our readers the apportionment
of public school funds belonging to the
different school districts in the counry.
Mr. C. Wiener, has concluded to
run the Golden Eagle clothing house
alone, and henceforth he will be sole
proprietor, and the "Co." will be drop
ped. He is an energetic business
The Golden Eagle clothing store can
now satisfy all buyers of clothing, hav
ing received an immense new line in
addition to their old stock. They of
fer them at as low prices as will aston
A number of gentlmen of Red Cloud,
who arc Knight Templars, have peti
tinnml thfi irrand body of that order
for a dispensation to organize a com
ruandryin this city. Wc hope that
they will succeed.
Our new county officers have been
duly installed in their respective offic
es. " The' are all old hands at the busi
ness however, having each served in
the eapacity to which they were elect
ed for the past two years.
The hydraulic ram recently put on
Codman & Whitney's sheep ranch is
a big concern and throws water to all
parts of the ranch. It is very conven
ient and saves much trouble in driving
stock back and forth to water.
John Murray has finished building
the sheds for Codman fc Whitney's
ranch. The buildings were in the
neighborhood of 380 feet in length.
Mr. Murray is now engaged in fitting
up George Holland's new hotel.
Why pay high prices for poor cloth
ing when you can buy at the Golden
Eagle good goods as cheap as others
ask for inferior quality. Remember,
they are located in the little store
around the corner of State Bank block.
tent officer. The new board is now
composed of the following gentlmen:
J. E. Smith, chairman, J. L. Miller and
We take pleasure this week in call
ing the attention of our readers to the
financial statement of the condition of
the State bank of Red Cloud, which
appears in another column of this
paper. That institution is in a flour
The Philomathian Society met at
the Red Cloud high school on Monday
afternoon, and held an interesting
meeting. All friends are invited. The
next meeting will be held January 21.
The program for the next meeting will
be unusually interesting.
Lo, the poor Indian, etc., was in the
city this week, and the wicked boys
put in the time snow balling the noble
red man, whose untutored mind didn't
keep him from begging the pale-face's
wealth. Whoop-la, big Injun! like
white man's money muchee.
They straddled the liberty pole
that is Mr. Gurney's team did, while
taking a quiet run down Webster street
on Saturday. One Arm Jake the
town pump was the only fellow that
was injured, and we will not get any
more water till the pump is repaired.
The business prospects for the New
Year are good and trade is opening up
briskly. The merchants are all doing
a lair business, a lew weeics more
and spring will be upon us. We pre
dict that '84 will be one of great ad
vantage to our merchants and Red
Cloud. Every indication points in
E. James, of Guide Rock, was in Red
Cloud last week. Mr. James is an ex
tensive dealer in live stock, corn, etc.
During the last six weeks he has pur
chased nearly 40,00 bushels of corn.
He pays good prices and consequently
gets lots of corn. The good brother
wanted to koep posted on Red Cloud
affairs, and consequently subscribed
for The Chief.
The ferocious wolf is infesting this
county, and is evidently on the war
path. One night during the last week
two large gray wolves followed Mr. G.
W. Hummel for two or three miles,
and could not be frightened away.
They struck his trail at Mr. Wickwire's
and followed him nearly home. It
would not be a bad idea for the farm
ers to organize and go wolf hunting.
They should by all means beextcr-
The Chief, commencing with last
issue, will each week in the future
give some valuable statistics in regard
to Nebraska. If you have friends that
wish to come West, it would be a good
idea to send them an extra copy con
taining these statements, which will be
authentic and can be relied upon in
every case, setting forth clear and
concise facts in regard to the great ad
vantages of the State, the caption of
which will be "Our State."
Garfield Post, No. 80, G, A. R., Red
Cloud, Neb., met January 7, 1884. The
following officers were installed for the
earning year .-
J. L. Miller, P. C.
N. Sanford, S. V.
A. N. Patmore, J. V.
J. A. Tullevs, O. M.
Thomas Hatfield, O. D.
S. West, Surgeon.
Abe Kaley, Chaplain.
M. B. McNirt, S. M.
J. H. Ferman, Adjt.
The annual meeting of the State
board of agriculture will take place at
Lincoln, Nebraska, on January 15th.
in the Capitol building at three o'clock
P. M., when the annual reports will be
made, and the places of the expiring
members of the board will be filled by
election. The officers for the ensuing
year will be elected and a premium
list adopted and such other business as
may come before the board, in the in
terest of agriculture in Nebraska, be
The following is a list of letters re
maining uncalled for in the post-office
at Red Cloud, Webster county, Nebras
ka, for the week ending January 7,
1884, A. J. Cameron, Mrs. S. W. Free
man, S. C. Harvey, Frank Harrington.
Wm. Irvin. James Knight, Joseph
Marshall. L. W. Ormsby, Miss Lina
Riggins, W. H. Hartman, G. D. Rigter,
miles from The Chief office, in com
pany with others, was about entering
an unlighted store when his eyes rest
ed on what he supposed to be a burg
lar, but which on investigation turned
out to be only a dummy. Thinking
that he had "treed a coon," our hero
prepared to capture the culprit, and
struck a pugilistic attitude, in which
position he was in the act of sending
his right fist to first base, but was in
formed that his burglar was only a
wooden man. A hearty laugh ensued,
and over a number of Havana cigars
the boys pledgedthemselves to secrecy
as to the principal actor in the sero-
comic drama, and therefore our re
porter could only get the faets without
the name. He didn't hit the burglar
Oh, no !
Toalam'ttobe apportioned...$2716 09
No. of districts entitled to share
in apportionment v
No. of children in districts en
titled to share
,'One-fourth" divided equally
among 69 districts gives to
each district $
"Three-fourths" divided equal
ly among 2652 children gives
The amount apportioned to
district is as follows:
District 1 $ 74 26
CHAB. Vf. SPRINGER.
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H. E. Judson
Kiln A -Put nam..
John L. Rankin. Gus Shaw 3, Y. H.
Thomas, G. Walloby, David Watson.
In calling for above, please say adver
tised, giving date of list.
BOLL OF HONOR.
Comprises the names of those pupils
whose punctuality and attendance is
100; deportment 95, and scholarship
90 or upwards in a scale of 100.
High School Gardie Wilhelm, Bes
sie Walker, Carrie Miner, Hester Fra
zies, Gertie Brakefield, Myra Brewer,
Leroy Miller, Hugh Miner, John
Brook6, Chas. Dow, Tracy" Sherer, Hon
Second Intermediate. -Eva Bayha,
Montie Tulleys, Anna Kesler, Minnie
Peterson, John Tulleys.
Firat Intermediate. Bertie Thomas,
Willie Mosher, Nellie West, Ida Kidd.
Nellie McBride, Nora Lynch, Lucile
Second Primary. Blanche Sherer,
Lizzie Zeiss, Alice Garber, Lena Coy,
Margret Miner, Ruth Pegg. Lizzie
Roats, Jessie Reigle, Murray Reigle,
Inez Hill, Natie Piatt, Edward Dyer,
Everett Dver, Marine Barclav, Emma
Cook, Flora Ludlow, Sam'l Miller,
Carl Rudd, Arvilla Rudd.
Find Primary. Josie Ruthrock, Lot
tie Wilhelm, Robbie Mitchell.
D. Judson-, Principal.
Leap Year. At last the long looked
for and altogether lovely Meap year has
arrived, and for the next 12 months
the gentler 6ex will have full sway.
A good beginning has already been
made and the girls have been doing
good work in their cause and many an
old bachelor has been won by their
winning ways, that perhaps would
never had the courage to-pop the
question himself. We would not be
surprised to hear of a great many wed
ings in Red Cloud during the coming
vear, from the fact that we know of a
number of the boys who would like to
get married if some nice young lady
would ask them, for really they are
too bashful to ask themselves. Prob
ably their fear is caused from the pro
spective mother-in-law, at any rate we
hope the number slaughtered by Cup
id's dart will be many.
The B. and M.4s now running an ex
tra freight train Mondays and Thurs
days on its Republican Valley line. - A
special stock train will run between
Red Cloud and Nebraska City, in order
to supply the new pork packing house
at the latter place. -Hebron Journal.
It is very kind in the railroad com
pany to put an extra on for the benefit
of our shippers, but why should Red
Cloud ship hogs to Nebraska City when
she could just as well have a pork-
packmg establishment at home and a
good hog market? Who will start the
ball to rolling? Now is the time to
Attektiox, Sheep Breeders. There
will be a meeting of the sheep breeders
of Nebraska and neighboring states,
at the Commercial Hotel, Blooming
ton, Neb., January 30, 1884, at ten
o'clock a. m., for the purpose of organ
izing an American Merino sheep rgis
ter. All breeders interested in the im
provement of Merino sheep are cor
diallv invited to attend.
Johk Hobbs, Pres. C. H. Watts, Sec.
CATTLE AND HORSES FOR SALE.
About 50 head ot cattle, some of
them thorough-bred and some high
grades. Also six horses.
n23t3 H. Stevexsex, Inavale, Neb.
2 - :.. 317 85
3....... 39 03
4 31 35
5 41 33
6 25 20
7 26 74
8 - 29 04
9 49 01
10 29 81
11 19 06
12 40 56
13 ". 32 88
14 31 35
15 47 48
Ifi J0 04
X I 7U aWV
v Ot JJ
22. 31 35
24 - 25 20
25 33 65
26 32 12
27 30 58
28 42 10
29 , 49 01
30 : 27 51
31 42 10
32 45 94
We have received from thc State
Superintendent a new school register
which is a decided improvement over
the registers we have been using. It
contains blanks for school record, de
signed to last two years ; there is a
blank for inserting the namea of pu
pils in each grade (not every individu
al class), and recording their advance
ment. There is also a blank term
summary, a duplicate of which is sent
with the register. The teacher is to
fill out this term summary at the close
of each term and mail a copy to the
county superintendent. Directors and
teachers are referred to the school law
section 2, subdivision 9, and any teach
er failing to comply with the request
as made on the term summary is liable
to have his certificate revoked. The
director will take charge of the regis
ter at the close of the term. This will
save the director and also the teacher
much work. The register should be
open to inspection at all times during
the term of school. Districts that al
ready have school records may use
their old ones until filled if they choose,
but the term summary must be mailed
by the teacher to this office im nediate
ly at the close of the term. We have
on hand teacher' contracts and district
teachers' bonds for free distribution
It was a pleasure on Thursday and
Friday of last week to attend the ex
amination of two class in the Red
Cloud schools. The class in physiology
was examined through Steele's fourteen
weeks course. The scholars, acquitted
themselves very creditably, and showed
their study had been thorough. The
B class in grammar, Mrs. Judson's,
was examined on Friday. This class
did unumally well. It was reviewed
over the first sixty lessons of Reed and
Kellogg's Higher. Lessons. For a class
so young the pupils did their work far
above the average. If this class can
remain in school and take the full
course it will be a credit to our town
Query. If an irresistable force strike
an immovable body what will be the
39 22 90'
40 26 74
41 23 67
42 37 49
45 33 65
46 25 97
47 18 29
49 36 72
50 34 42
51 22 90
52 24 43
53 .- , - 42 87
54 32 11
55 37 49
56 38 26
58 44 50
59 27 51
60 35 IS
61 42 10
62 28 2S
63 52 09
64 29 81
65 33 65
66 23 67
68 42 10
69 42 87
70 36 72
71 43 64
72 24 43
73 39 81
74 85 11
75 18 29
76 28' 27
77 27 50
78 31 35
Total, $2716 09
Chas. W. Sprikger, Co. Supt.
School Report Report of Pleasant
Hill school, district No. 15, for the
month ending January 4th, 1884.
Whole number of pupils enrolled, 35;
whole number days attendance, 447;
average daily attendance, 23; number
pupils whose rank in scholarship en
titles them to 90 per centCAnna Cock
rail, Florella Jackson, Jessie Cockrall,
Ella Cox, Aluin Zackary.
Ida B. Allbert, Teacher.
RED CLOUD MARKETS.
Winter wheat 65
Corn in ear 25
Cattle 3 003.50
FARM FOR SALE.
160 acres of fine farming land for
sale at a bargain. 80 acres good plow
land, stone and log house combined,
ien acres good timber, plenty of good
water, etc. Good bank stable. Locat
ed 6 miles south-west of Red Cloud.
For terms call on or address,
W. M. VISSCHER, Red Cloud.
In our last week's issue there is an
error in giving the value of the farms
in the State for the years 1870 and 1880.
By mistake the value for 18870 was
left out, and the value for 1880 put in
its place. The article should have
read, "the total value of these farms
was, in I860, $3.878,126 : in 1S70, $30,
242,186; and in 1880lthey were valued at
$105,932,541." The total number of
acres farmed in the State in I860 were
631,214 ; in 1870, 2,073,781 ; and in 1880.
9,994,826. -Corn, they say, is king in
Nebraska, and so it seems. In 1860
there were raised in the State 1,482,
080 bushels ; in 1870, 4,736,710 bushels;
and in 1880, 65,450.136 bushels. Of our
wheat crops we have nothing to be
ashamed. In 1860 we raised 147,867
bushels; 1870, 2,125,086 bushels; and
1880,13,847,007. The increase in our
wool-groving interests has been so
rapid as to attract the attention of
every wool grower in the country. In
1860 there were clipped in the State
3302 pounds ; in 1870, 74,655 pounds ;
and in 1880, 1,282,656 pounds, The in
crease in live stock has been in equal
proportions. In 1860 there were in
iii the Stale 6995 milch cows ; in 1870,
28,940: and in 1880, 161,187. The in
crease in sheep and swine is almost in
credable. In 1860 -there were 2355
sheep in the state ; in 1870, 22725 ; and
in 1880, 1,994,453. 1860 there were 25,
369 head of swine in the State ; in 1870,
59,449; and in 1880, 1,241,725. Iii 1880
wc raised 2,150,893 bushels of Irish po
tatoes, and 1362S bushels of sweet po
tatoes. We also produced in the same
year 9,513,835 pounds of butter and
230,819 of cheese. In the year -1879
there was expended in building and re
pairing fences in the State $1,240,975,
and the value of our farm products for
the same year was $31,708,914. We
could also give the figures-showing the
increase in many other industries, .but
deem this sufficient to show the growth
of the State for 20 years. If any other
state can make a better showing we
should like to see the figures. NeDras
ka is the coming State. With the same
ratio of increase in her population and
wealth, in 1890 she will have a popu
lation of 1,600,000 people and $1,168,
000,000 worth of property.
(To be continued.)
Webster county Is boifnded on the
south by Kansas, ami is about 2K1
miles west of the Missouri river. Wal
nut Creek rises in the north part of
Smith county, Kansas, and flows a
northerly course, and empties into the
Republican about five miles north of
the Kansas line, and ten miles above
Red Cloud, the county seat of Webster
county, Nebraska. Oh this creek, arc
thousands of cords of wood. Cotton
wood, boxelder, and several kinds of
elm predominate, with considerable
walnut ash and blackberry, phim,
grapes and wild gooseberries are
abundant in their season? "Agricul
ture is carried on to a considerable ex
tent, but the princi al wealth onsists
in horses, cattle, hogs and sheep. Thi
is emphaticly a grazing section. Per
haps cattle 'are more profitable with
the present facilities for tattening, and
making butter and cheese, and the ex
cellent markets near, than any other
stock. Sheep, however, are very pro
fitable and do rtot require so much cap
ital. They are tlie poor man's- stock
as well as. the rich one's. They oan be
kept here with 'very little -expense, as
land is cheap and there is much "open
land which can be -pastured without
cost. One person can take care of
1000 or more. They can be wintered
with very little hay or grain. They
can live on the dry wild grass, when
ever it is. not covered with snow, which
is but a short time. Our. winters are
mild and dry, with very little snow and
no rain. But sheep like all other stock
pay well for good care, as if they are
well fed they produce much better
lambs and heavier fleeces than ill-fed
ones; or the man who keeps his sheep
at the least expense does not make the
most money. Stalk pasture is some
times bought for ten cents per acre;
and an abundance of good hay can be
had, merely for cutting and stacking.
Millet, if sowed early thrives very
well Sorghum planted thickly in,
rows and plowed once or twice, wijl
produce an abundant crop of excellent
feed. Sheep that have plenty of millet
hay do not need aby grain. The farm
ers here know by happy experiments
that sheep husbandry pays, as the fol
lowing figures will clearly prove: S.
B. Keiser keeps 600; B. Pierce 400; Mr.
Blankenbaker about 200; J. D. All-
baugh 500; lieedy and Soaper 1000; H.
Cleveland 200 amounting to nearly
3000. All these gentlemen are begin
ners in the business and their herds
are rapidly increasing ever year.
S. W. Corner.
ADVICE TO YOUNG LADIES,
Mr. Jeanareau, is building a new
house that will cost $600.
We have been having cold weather
in this locality.
There has been a great deal of im
provement in the way of new buildings
in and around Wheatland.
Royal Wicks has built a new house
that will cost $1000 when finished.
W. H Patterson has also erected a
fine thousand dollar dwelling.
W. M. Gibson has bought 100 cattle
and a large lot of corn.
Mr. Doyle's new barn will cost him
B. C Burt has built a new. $200
Say, girls, do you not know that this
is the year for which you have been so
patiently waiting? Some of you have,
been waiting for four years, and some
for eight years. The reason for those
who waited so long is because they
missed their chance. Now, for pity's
soke don't do as I did. Eight years
ago I looked so long before I made the
attempt, that I lost my footing, and
four years ago I said to myself, "I'll
bet I don't get left this year," and jn
my anxiety to jump the broom Btick I
stumbled, lost my grip and all my ex
pectations, and oh horrors ! when at
last I saw the year had slipped through
my fingers, and I had not won the
matrimonial victory for which I had so
fondly aspired. I sat down and wepfc
bitter tears over my sad disapoint
ment, for I knew that before the next
four years came around, and long be
fore I should get another chance, I
would be twenty-five, and you know
every girl's horror when she says to
herself, "today I'm twenty-five," and
you know full well what she expects
to see before the year ends, and which
all girls will surely see before they are
twenty-five if they are not married,
and that sight will be the D 1, for I
can assure you I have seen him. Saints
protect me. I never wish to see him
again. Now, girls, as you all know
this is leap year, and you have a right
to be the one who makes the offer, the
one who makes the advances, the one
who has the right to propose, the one
who, according to an old established
rule, has the right to pop the question
without any comment from anybody.
I beseech you do not let this long
sought for chance slip past you and
miss what I have missed, As the year
has just commenced for which all us
girls are so anxious, we must not fail
to catch the glorious golden opportun
ity ; to obtain that which our heart
most desires-a loving husband. Bet
your sweet life I will not miss, bra year
fori shall ask every eligible gentle
man that I am acquainted with, -until
one accepts me. Now girls, I know
you all agree with me, and say I am
right, for you all know there is noth
ing half so nice in the world as to have
a home of your own, with a dear dar
ling of a husband, and as long as we
remain single we will miss that happi
ness. Hoping that some othsr young
lady will -write, and in her way ex
press her feelings and also show the
follies of letting the orange blossoms:
pass without an effort to have them:
crown our brow. With love, I remaiu
Yours, etc., I
Miss Ikez.Cqukirighx, Age 2X-
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