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The Red Cloud Chief.
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riiibAl, MAY r,0, 1884.
at Red Cloud mill., 30cts per month for
yearlings. 35 for two year olds, 4U for
cows, 60 for colts and 75 for horses.
Salted and attended to by Marvin Chase
at the mills. 42-2m J. Q. Potter.
All persons knowing themselves in
debted to Mosher & Son must call and
s-ettle by July 1, or their accounts
will be kit for collection.
2w Mosher & Son.
Prints, piques, percales, ginghams,
shambrias, etc., at Mis. Nowhouso's,
cheap to close out. 41-tf
$25 dollars will buy a New Uomt
?ewing machine, the best on the mark
2t, at llaiesnape's furniture .-tore. :j2tf
Silks, satins, velvet--;, laces, Ham
burgs, etc., marked down very low to
clo-e out our entire stock of goods.
Call and see. Mrs. Newhouse.
two blacksmiths and a wagon maker.
Must be good mechanics. Steady work.
Roil Cloud Carriage Works, Red Cloud
Go to J. G. Potter's. He is closing
out bis stock of goods. Great bargains
in the next ten days.
"Wool sacks and and wool twine at
Morhai t it Fulton's, Red Cloud. 2t
Saturday afternoon, rink will beopen
from 2 to 4 P. M. for accommodation of
those who cannot attend at night. Us
ual prices of admission.
To-day (Friday) the rink will be open
from 10:30 to 11:30 A. M. for ladies and
children only, and not in the afternoon.
Linen suits and dusters at big dis
count at the Golden Eagle clothing
Ik you arc in need of clothing it will
pay you to examine prices at the Gol
Little Hatchet Hour roller process,
Little Hatchet Hour roller process,
Straw hats cheap, straw hats com
mon, straw hats nobby, straw hats for
boy's, straw hate for children at the
For new goods go to the leading mil
linery store of Mrs. Fowler. 20 per
cent, cheaper than at any other store
in the citv.
Call on J. G. Potter fcr bargains.
He i closing out his atock, and if you
want bargain see him.
Notice Having sold mv place of
business, I will lor the next lu days,
give bargains in all goods, that will m
Mireyou to buy. Goods muM be sold,
and the prices I will give, will be the
inducement offered for you to call and
purchase. Everything at bed rock,
first door north postolliee. J. G. Pot
ter. CIiY BREVITIES.
Will Mitchell is in Sutton.
The Public School closed on Thurs
day. Mrs. L. Uradbrook went to Denver
Wm. Gaths was in Chicago this week
Rev. C. P. Lenfest held quarterly
meeting at Itiverton on Sunday last.
At the rink Saturday night Mr. Fisk
and Mrs. Bradbrook did some verj"
line roller skating.
We have bad a tremendous rain fall
this spring; and still they say it docs
not rain in Nebraska.
Mr. Owens, of Lincoln. National
bank examiner, was in Red Cloud on
Friday, on official business.
Mr. Jake Sellers has taken a posi
tion with Moher &. Son, in their meat
market. Jake is a good hand.
Recollect that court convenes on
June Gth. All who wish to go court
ing will make their arrangements ac
cordingly. Mr. Brown's marble yards are now
in running order, and he is ready to
fill all orders in his line. This will be
a paying institution for Mr. Brown.
We now have two bakeries, viz: A.
Lauterbach and Mr. Snokcsficld's,
With two bakeries Red Cloud might,
be well supplied with the ttaff of life,
On to-day, Friday, the homo club j
will play a match game of ball with
the B. &. M. nine. This game will be
interesting and will attract a large
Our old friend, Mr John Kirker, of
Maroa, 111., c died on The Chief last
Friday. Mr. Kirker is in the west
hunting a location. He is well pleas
ed with Nebniska.
We would respectfully call the at
tention of cur readers to the advertise
ment ol Wm. Leteon, in another column-
Mr. Letson offers you goods in
h is line very cheap.
They say that Judge Gaslin would
like to go to congress. The people,
however, will probab'y retain his ser
vices at home as judge of the district
court for a while longer.
A little fuss occured on the streets
Saturday night The party who pro
voked the minims was fined by His
Honor, F. R. Gump, J. P., the sum of
$10 and trimmings, which amounted
Mrs. McBride for hate.
Children's hats at Mrs. McBridc's.
Fancy skating at the rink Saturday
Butterick's patterns at Mrs. Mc-
C. Wiener h:is bought two young
Cheapest hate in the city at Mc"
Do not forget that to-day is Decora
There will be a new barber snop in
The festival at the M. E. Church
was a success.
A. J. Kenney, wife, and son Roy, go
to Iowa this week.
VanWie & Conger have bought a
ranch west of Red Cloud.
Rev. J. M. Bailey, of Salem, Kan
s:is, called on us Tuesday.
The Red Cloud market now revels
in all of the luxuries of the season.
Miss Angie Bean has been engaged
to teach in district 4S, for three months
Geo. Blair is going to build him a
fine residence on Seward street shortly
Hutchison &. Dorr have had their
barber shop painted It makes a good
The literary society meets at the
residence of Mr. Brakelield, Saturday
The Nebraska Lumber company
have a handsome transparent sign at
All kind, of children's novelties at
the leading millinery store of Mrs. J
At last ! The frogs have ceafed to
croak in "our pond." Reason" It has
been filled up.
The Ladiea' B. H. M. society will
mcetTucsdaj' afternoon, June 3, at
Mrs. S. Perkins'.
F. Bradrrook has painted his pho
tograph gallery and it now presents a
The Presbyterian Church will furnish
dinner, ice cream, lemonade., cake &c
on the Fourth of July.
Go to Mrs. Fowler's for the latest
styles in milliner goods. Siie is the
leading milliner of Bed Cloud.
Sabbath school at 10 A. M. and
preaching morning and evening. Com
munion June Sth, at the Presbyterian.
RlNK will be open on Tuesday and
Friday afternoons from 2 to 4 P.M. for
ladies and children only. Aemission.
Drayman Barkley is building a house
near the creamery. He will be handy
to the U. P. depot when the road comes
Roy Hutchinson bought two lots of
Gov. Garber on Seward street the other
day and will build a residence during
Mil Fred Newhouse would like to
see the fellow who gobbled on to his
neckyoke, doubletrees, without his
On Saturday 40 car loads of stock
was shipped from Red Cloud to Chica
go by our stock buyers. Pretty good
for one day's work.
The Red Cloud mills are being
greatly improved and refitted. Messrs.
Frisbie & Skeen propose to make this
the best flouring mills in the west.
Success to them.
The U. P. survej'ors have been or
dered back to Valparaiso to resurvey
the route to Red Cloud and make it a
permanent survey. Our people are re
joicing over the prospects.
Why not make an effort to secure
the soldiers home at Bed Cloud ? There
is no better place in the state for the
proposed home. Let our people look
after this matter.
A very heavy hail and rain storm
occured south of the river on Sunday.
The streams were swollen in conse
quence of the heavy fall of water. The
hail were said to be as large as email
Wm. Letson, the grocer, is the hap
piest store keeper in the city, and with
a becoming smile announces to his
friends that it is a boy, and weighs the
regular number of pounds. It arrived
The regular session of the board of
county commissioners will be June 3,
to equalize the assessment, which will
last ten or fifteen days, as there seems
to be considerable dissatisfaction in
some of the precincts.
Mr. Baker has sold out his appara
tus for moving buildings to the gen
tlemen who have been assisting him
for the past two years. We under
stand that he is going to start a farm
ers' hotel and supply house in Red
L. H. Rust has started a small fruit
nursery in Red Cloud. He has 10,000
strawberry plants in nice condition
and many other thing3 pertaining to
the business. This will be another en
terprise for our city. He will conduct
the business on a large scale.
On Sunday The Chief took a drive
over portions of the county and every
where noted the prosperous condition
of the farmeis and their crops, which
are in a fine growing condition, and if
all ends well Webster county will have
the largest crop ever known. The
n ;srecw are magnificent. Manv of
I the fields of corn arc up and looking
Hair goods at Mrs. McBridc's.
Nobbiest hats in the city at Mrs.
Little Hatchet flour roller process,
Children's novelties in great quan
tities at Mrs. Fowler's.
Mrs. McBride is headquarters for
all kinds of millinery goods.
An immense slock of goods just re
ceived at Mrs. McBridc's the leading
Buy your shoes for yourself, misses
and children, at the Golden Eagle, you
will find the largest stock, lowest prices
and best goods.
Remember, Brewer at the new lum
ber yard, is prepared to make figures
on bills oi lumber as low or lower than
any yard in the Republican Valley.
One day last week a fast freight train
was put on the B. fc M. between Chi
cago and Denver. The train was
equipped with Westinghouse brakes,
and made good time with very little
Hon. James Laird has been very act
ive in the interests of his constituency
this session of congress, and has intro
duced a number of valuable bills, one
of which will be of interest to soldieis
if it should pass.
On last Friday Gates & Bohanan
bought one of thejfinest beeves of Mr.
Cathers that we have ever seen. The
animal weighed 1S10. The steer was
converted into meat for home con
sumption. The animal was greatly
Dickerson & Ormsby ship on an av
erage of 500 cases of eggs ncr week
from this point to all points east and
west. This reaches the enormous
amount of 15,000 dozen per week.
This firm does an immense business,
and The Chief is glad to see them so
In another place in to-day's paper
will be found the bill introduced in the
lower House of Congress by Hon. Jame
Laird, for thejuenefit of soldiers, who
sustained injuries during the late war.
One thing is certain, Mr. Laird always
has a watchful eye over the interests of
John G. Potter has sold his lot next
to the post-oilicc to the First National
Bank, for $1850, on which they pro
pose to put up a fine brtck banking
house. This building will be gotten un
der headway as soon as possible, and
will be of the latest design in architect
ure and a credit to our city.
Rev. Q. C. Tt:n preached his
farewell sermon to his congregation
on last Sunday. He retires frum the
pulpit in this city, and will take a va
cation for some weeks before entering
the ministery elsewhere. Mr. Todd is
an ardent worker in the cause which
he espouses and we hope that he wili
always be successful in whatever city
or place he may cast his lot.
The Red Cloud creamery has been
putting m a new six horse power en
gine and otherwise lilting up with new
and improved machinery for butter
making. The creamery, under the
management of Mr. J. II. Smith, has
been a great success and a splendid
paying institution for its owners. They
now arc making over 2000 pounds of
butter per week.
The cheese factory on Indian Creek
has been completed and is now run
ning full blast. Mr. Chamberlin is lull
of business between his two factories,
and is fillimr large orders for his full
cream cheese for all parte of the coun-'
try. lie sold ?5i0 worth last weeK to
one firm. The Chief is pleased to
see the various enterprises in Webster
A few weeks ago, A. J. Tomlinson
made an incubator and set 250 eggs in
it as an experiment. Everything was
going along nicely, and indications
were that in a few days the eggs would
be hatched by the artificial process,
"but alas! how often are fond hopes
not realized." One night last week dur
ing a storm, lightning struck the incu
bator and destroyed it. Mr. T. will
not despair however, but will again
try the experiment with a new incu
bator. Barrister Rickards and ye editor
took a very pleasant drive into Line
precinct on Monday, and for magifi
cent farms and the most handsome
and picturesque scenery this part of
Webster seems to be fully blest. Un
cle Peter Marsdcn has one one of the
finest farms we have ever looked upon
and it lays in a beautiful place. Mr.
Helvern also has a large and well im
proved farm, and many others whose
names we could not learn. We also
noticed that com was up and growing
nicely, and in some instances was be
ing cultivated for the first time. Corn
planting is nearly all over in the coun
ty. e congratulate the iarmcrs in
that part of the county over their pros
pects. School Ueport. .
District No. 04, Etti Sanford, teach
er. Number ol pupils enrolled, 27;
average atten l.mce, 23. Pupils whose
punctuality and attendance are 100,
deportment 95, and whose scholarship
is 90 or upwards in a scale of 100: Lu
cimla Burr, Phcbe Thomas, Olive
Themas. Addic Hayes, May Hayes and
The U. P.
The Union Pacific surveyors have
reached this city, and have surveyed
their line into Red Cloud. The line as
laid out comas into the corporation
north of the creamery and runs along
west to a point near the cemetery. The
work of surveying has been done care
fully, and we are inclined to think
with an eye of building the road, and
our reason for so stating is, that it
would be an excellent feeder to the U.
P. road, entering as it will one of the
best stock and agricultural districts in
the great west. Putting this and that
together we conclude that the U. P.
folks are desirous of encroaching up
on the territory of the B. & M., and
for that reason propose to pay them
back in their own coin for building in
to their territory as they have fre
quently done of late. This being one
of the best B. it M. towns in southern
Nebraska, the U. P. have, we believe,
concluded to build a road to Red
Cloud from Valparaiso that would dam
age the B. & M. to a great cx.ent in
many ways, making a much shorter
route for one thing, and probably cut
freight rates down considerable, a cou
sumation devoutly to be wished for.
The future prospects for Red Cloud
seem to be good, and if the Burr Oak
road should also" be extended to Red
Cloud, and on to Kearney, :is it will no
doubt, should the U. P. put in their
contemplated road from Omaha, Red
Cloud is certainly destined to be a city
of no little i jiportance. We hope that
the future will bring forth great results
for Red Cloud.
Program of the teachers' association
to be held at Guidejltoek June 14.
Arithmetic AV. H. Rosenenins
Reading Mis Ida Garber
Gi'trniiihy Miss Bailey
History Mr. A. B. Emily
I'hjsiolo-y Miss Annette I'arsons
l)nliuniiUy MK. Bessie Hathaway
Civil Cuwniiiieiit ML Bessie Walker
l.rainmar Miss Emma Sutton
Teachers in the eastern part of the
county specially have their attention
now called to their specific work. Do
not flinch but come ut. Bring the
school boaid with .you, all your neigh
bors, and give the educational team a
The following business houses have
signed a petition to close to-day from
1 o'clock till 4 o'clock, p. m., on ac
count of memorial services:
A. O.Hosn.er, Mosher SSou, u. E. Haresnape.
Wm. Letson, a. S. Mar-.li. Reil Cloud National
Rank. .1. i. CV.rr, It. u. Si.erer. A. Lindley. J. L.
Miller. W. H. Jackson. Jos. V. Wan-en. L. Baum,
J. A- Fowler, First National Bank, T. C. tlaik
er. SpaiUMlu& 1-iink. .1 (.. lotter. L. II. Wal
ljee, M. H. MeN'.tt. Miner Bros., l'erkins &
.Mitchell. L. i. O.uiii.1!!. A. II. Kaley. C. 1). Me
Millan & Co. -S. 1C. .Mt!liriL W. D.iny. O. 11.
Marvatt. (!. J. Y.':ren. A. A. Tone. 1'Iatt &
I'ivu.-,'rm.sb c. Ui !!- n, Nebraska Lumber
Coiii.mi, Hiiiiiiton A. sjo.i, II. 1 '. -S-'r, A.
Lauterbach. lIiiteliisoii& Dorr, A. CiM.k. W. 11.
:iv, Biiuxuiuu Kirk. N V. Siokeslielil, K.
MeFail.tml. A. B. Haulier. F. Birkuer. G. S. Al
bright. 11. Feislit Co., F. Klett. II. Cook, GaU3
& Boiiaiiau, F. Nertiiouse, 1'aikes Bros.. Mor
hait & Fulton, A. Cinniiiiii-:s, c Wiener, J. S.
People should beware how they buy
Lsnide jewelry and silverware from
traveling humbugs who have no other
object than that of swindling all who
buy of them. Agents of this kind are
constantly before the people and the
less you have to do with them the bet
ter it will be for your pocket books.
Rest assured of this fact, that when
some Cheap John oilers you goods for
less money thin you can get them for
of your city jewelers, that the goods
arej comparatively worthless. There
have been several of these snides in
the city lately. Always patronize home
when vou can. Put your money
! where it will enrich home enterprise,
and not to outside parties who have no
interest whatever in you, or the city,
or its merchants. Home first ami
the world afterwards'' is a splendid
motto to adhere to when about to
throw your money away lo some such
Roller skating is all the rage
Both old and young have the fever,
and every night the opera house is lit
erally crowded with skaters and lookers-on.
It's fun for the boys, and fun
for the girls, and we must say right
here that a number have made favor
able imprcssionr on the iloor on
several occjisions, but with persever
ance and a determination to master
the art, they arose, and have nearly
conquered the dilliculties, and now
skate remarkably well. On Saturday
the managers gave a prize to each of
tho two most awkward skaters, tho
prizes being a silver cup and season
ticket. There were several contestants
and after a season of skating a vote
was taken and resulted as lollows: J.
M. Gross, 33; R. V. Shirey, 30; Will
Davis, 2; Archie Potter, 2; A. Morhart,
7. The silver cup was then awarded
to Mr. Gross as first premium, and the
season ticket to R. V. Shirey as second
best awkward skater.
Raal Kstase Tranefrrt.
Siliw Garber to C S. l'otter dSl'Jo I a b 15 Rod
S B Rohrer to M 11 l'llllie wd Sim 1 3, 4, b 4 Its
ad to Blue Hill
M il riaule Joth.un .Martin wd S200 1 3, 4, b it's
ad to Blue Hill
-S B Rotirer to J Martin wd S1SG 1 5, 0, b 4 It's
art hi Blue Hill
S Garber to F Backcmeyer S150 1 13, 14, b 24
Bed I loud.
1. Barklev to Ira Sleeper StMO 1 17, 19, 20, 21, b4
S.-tnd M'sa'd to Red Cloud
.Mary li. Barkley to Ira Sleeper $-JX 1 15 b 4 S
and M s uk to Red Cloud
W K Jackson to m Bimey Sir.o e hfl 1, . 3 b 1
J's ad to lied Cloud
w OCo to A CoS1500 aw u- 4-4-11 and mv qr
F Barsouth to J. L. Kaley S1J0 w'i se'i 1D-2-1
Ladies' ami c'lil Iron's neckwear,
ribbons, hosiery, hair h:-j, parasols,
notions, etc., etc., all closed out very
chear. at Mrs. NcwhotiseV. -11-ti"
The pupils of the public school
seem greatly interested in the new li
brary books, and no doubt they will
recievc much profit therefrom- The
library has been increased during the
present term from 20 to 85 volumes
The greater part of the new books was
purchased with the proceed of the
last school entertainment. A few vol
umes have been donated by citizen?,
for which they have the thanks of the
school. Lei the good work go on, and
soon a library will be collected that
will be the pride -f the school and an
honor to the town. Among the vol
umes already on hand may be found a
ful1 set of Chamber's Encyclopedias,
Lippincott's Pronouncing Gazetteer,
biographies, histories, books of travels,
fiction, etc. Arrangements, probably
will be made so that looka can bo
drawn during the summer vacation.
A UohI SazPstion.
Catherton, Neb.. May 14, 1884.
Mr. Hosmer: I notice in last week's
Chief about celebration for Fourth of
July. I have a plan which occur? to
me might be an interesting one. As
this country is settled by various states
and nations, how would it do to ofier
a Hag or something to the slate or na
tion that would form the largest dele
gation and march through town, each
state or country wearing badges with
name of their native state or country
on it. As the country is so thickly
settled it would probably be better for
all to meet at or near Red Cloud, and
form the delegation ttherc. Let tho
invitation be general, as many would
probably come from other counties
and Kans.os. Respectfully, F. B.
We cheerfully give fipace to the
above letter, as the idea presented
therein would undoubtedly be a grand
scheme, and one, too, that would prob
ably be the means of bringing a large
concourse of people to our city. Wc
hope this will be part of the program.
We regret to chronicle the death of
Mrs. George .Somerville. During her
residence in this place, she has gained
the love and esteem of all. The funer
al services were held at the Lutheran
church, Friday, May 23.
The measles are still raging and
prove to a very envious disease, in this
vicinity, six little children dying the
A new hardware store is building on
the south side of Gage street It will
soon be finished.
Ice cream and strawberries at the
The lumber for the M. E. church is
now here. The carpenters begin work
Everything lovely here at this writ
ing, and improvements on the increase
Dr. Robinson andAbram Garber are
vicing with each other in painting and
beautifying their store buildings.
Bergv. McGuire are placing upon
their shelves an elegant stock of goods
and will no doubt be well patronized
by our citizens.
The new Occidental is looming up,
not "in your mind," but under the
skillful management and workman
ship of Moorman Bros., and Mr. Grubb
will be owner and proprietor of one of
the most convenient hotels this sjde of
Lincoln, and give a grand' opening by
Dr Patten is off on another advertis
ing medical tour. He has been very
successful m his scheme lormerly, and
no doubt will return well supplied with
Soon, very soon rumor hath it, one
of our prominent widowers and one of
our sweetest young widows are to join
hands and dance to the air of "Sallie
put the kettle on and we'll all take
tea." The gentleman in question says
it is not right for man tojiivc alone
As snycth he, ao say we all.
Quite a number of our citizens will
sleep in the street to-night, as the
house they room in is being moved to
another part of town.
Is The Chief for Blaine, or Arthur?
Of course the lucky fellow at the con
vention will be "our favorite, and
didn't we tell you so." Rocket.
Times are lively. In addition to tho
daily sound of the saw and hammer,
the ring of the anvil, the pulling,
whistling, switching and bumping of
tde long trains of cars, we have this
week the hum of the corn shellcr, shell
ing several thousand bushels of corn
for Gilford & Fuller.
The new residence of Mr. G. W.
Wells is being enclosed this week.
Mr. Gangnebm has bought Mr. C
W. Fuller's dwelling house.
Farmers are not quite done planting
Win. 11. Howe is this week putting
up a windmill for Joseph Burr, of this
vicinity. This will be the fifth wind
mill put up this season by Mr. Howe.
J. P. Walters, the wide awake insur
ance agent, was in our town last Satur
day and Sunday.
M. C. Jackson, who has been asses
sor for Pleasant Hill precinct ever
year but one since its organization, was
in town last week assessing the valu
ables. C. P. Oldsort and W. S. Perry stop
ped a short time in our town as they
were passing through in the steam
buggy inspecting tho railroad bridges.
Mrs. D. R. Carpenter of Franklin
was here visiting with her relatives,
the Peaks and Lnttns.
Mr. A. Peak and wife have gone this
week for a visit with their old friends
There was no preaching here last
Sunday. Rev. Martinis preached, at
Wheatland, but will preach hero next
Sunday school is flourishing.
T. J. Ward lost a valuable cow on
Monday last, after a few hours' illness.
Cause unknown. Little Hatchet.
Lawns, Cambrics, white goods,
worsted goods suitable for the season,
at low figures to close out our stock.
HEBE AND THESE. t
Special Correjvndeiice of Tub Cmtr.
Monday of last week brought me 7
the thriving little town ol Cowles, nine
miles north-cast of Red Cloud. The
place presents many positive evidences
of advancement. Buildings in course
of erection arc numerous and it i3 dis
cemablc that this point is attracting,
the attention of many seeking ft good
place to rnvest money and engage iu -business.
It is noticeable that the peo
ple of Cowlcs do not attempt to exist
and tiirive oi jealowy of one another
so common among people of many
other small Uwn. The village school
U in charge of Mis.- Parsons and ex
prcsaions of pntiHjand satislUction for
and with the management arc very
frequently hca nl. Over Monday night '
1 stopped with my old acquaintance
and friend, Mr. Dnvid .Meani., six
miles east from Cowlcs. Thit gctUle
niiin is not as healthy aiutout a hi-
general physical appearanco would
indicate but keeps plodding along in
his even, honejt, upright way. He may
appropriately called the Father of lhu
settlement, being among the first, il"
not the firstsettlerin thiunow wealthy
and prosperous neighlorhood. Those
who now remain Here, after passing
through the dark days of ite early set
tlement, frequently call to mind tho
joys and blessings, not alone by wonls
of" wie counsel and management, but
by deeds and actions, cminating from
this really good man, David Mearns,
the old sottlcr, and thev all know him
well. Who is ready to criticise orcon
demn in the le:ist any public or private
act of his long and useful life here can
not be found. I passed Tuesday fore
noon with G. W. Francis three miles
east of Cowlcs. He is one of the wealth
iest, if not the most wealthy farmer in
the count v, and surely substantial evi
dences of prosperity abound every
where on and about his cxtensivo pos
sesions. Allow me to concisely tell
your readers what he hasdone and is
now doing, notwithstanding the sum
of the statements may appear more'
like romance than reality, but they
are correct and true all the same. Ten
years ago, with all his worldly jKes
sions, fifteenhundred dollars and a
large family, he located where he is
now. He now, by payment of hard
cash, has a fee simple title to two sec
tions (1280 acres) of as good land as
there is in the county, with thereon a
residence of eleven rooms, which cost
$2000, bam 63x64 feet, costing $1500,
in whichlhe shelters 120 head ofdill'er
nt stock, and sixty tonn of hay, besides1
IT igons, buggies, etc. He has a gran
ary which cost ilM, ami cribs $400.
He has about one section under fence
for pasture. He cultivates 350 acres,
has 140 head of cattle, 14 horses, 85
hogs, milks 44 cows, has 1000 fruit
trees, and keeps seven men at work.
During the year he makes and sells
butter to the amount of $1500, and has
recently fed and sold 23 head of cattle
for $1300, besides 85 head of hogs for
$140), and lots of minor sales in ditler
eut wavs and for various amounts.
I With all his interests on hand to at
tend to, and which he personally over
sees. I have seldom if eve, mcta more
pleasant and thorough man to do busi
ness with than Mr. Francis is. Me.srs,
Horton and Snodgr.oss, carpenters. ot
Cowles, have been doing all his build
ing. Thev have but recently complet
ed the residence and are now finisning
the barn. Mr. F. expresses himself as
well satisfied with them as thorough,
competent workmen, and I found them
very pleasant gentlemen. When I left
tne above property was carrying insur
ance in the sum of $5,200, for the own
er believes in keeping all his property
insured in the old reliable companies..
Friday night was parsed at the new
comfortable Jhome of H. J. Sheldon,
three miles north-east of Cowles. Ho
bought the Ed, Reed farm about threo
months ago for $1 100, of which there
is DO acres under cultivation-has erect
ed a splendid frame house, barnr gran
ary, sheep sheds, etc. He has now on
hand about 300 head of fme wool
sheep, 70 lambs and 60 thoroughbred
Merino bucks. Mr. S. justly prides
himself on understanding sheep raising:
for large dividends in this country. .
After several years successful experi
ence in the business in this county, lie-
is now in very comfortable circum
cumstances and has a happy home.
with one of the most pleasant, intelli
gent ladies for a wife that I have met
in my trayels. On account of space I
will have to leave several other mat
ters about which I wish to write until
next week. J. P. Waltebs.
are again experiencing a cold and
backward spring, there having been
but little weather suitable for planting
corn. It can be safely said that the t
acreage, which is large, is not more,
than half planted, the heavy rains
since May 1st having greatly impeded
progress. While corn planting is re-
eeivinga "set back," oats, wheat and.;
meadows look exceedingly well, and
will, from present indications, alL.
make a fair yield.
A COAL MINE. '
The rights of way having nearly all
been secured, preparations are being
made for the work of prospecting-'
which, though it will le a "big bore,"
it is hoped that it will prove a greater
success and give new impetus to the
drooping spirits of our city.
O. A. CAIU'ENTEB,
who was tried and found "not guilty"' '
of the murder of Zura Burn?, of Lin-
coin, 111., and who was notified to re
move himself and family from Licoln,
is, it is claimed by a Springfield paper,,
to be soon freed from suspicion of one t
of the most heinious crimes ever
known, the detectives having discover-
ed a clue to the real murderer, the
facts of which are witheld for the pres
ent. A Loony.
Card of Thanks.
The Ladies' Baptist Home Mission
ary societv desire to express their
thanks to the people of Red Cloud and
vicinity for their generosity in furnish
ing supplies for the supper recently
given in their church. Total receipts!
I of fair and supper, $1120-.
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