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The Red Cloud Chief
A.C. HOCMER - - Proprietor
FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 1885.
Grasshoppers!" exclaimed an old
engineer: "did I ever ce any grasshop
pers? Should say I did. in 1874 I
was running a locomotive ou a passen
ger train out in Nebraska. One day
we was comin1 east, when we run into a
Bwarm of 'toppers- There wasn't a
breath of air stirrin', and o they were
all on the ground. There wasn t noth
in' left standin' around there but the
telegraph poled an' wires, an' the poles
were beglnuin' to wabble. The hop
pers were so mad when they tackled the
wires an' found they couldn't cat 'em
that Uiey gnashed their teeth and the
wires was a continual streak of lire.
Of course the track was covered with
hoppers a foot thick, an' there wasn't
90 use trying to go ahead. We shoved
iiito 'em several times with the throttle
wide open, but we couldn't get more
than a train length. Pretty soon I run
out of water, au' we had to pull thefiro
from the box. There we was, htuck,
liftcen miles' from tho nearest station,
with a foot o' grasshoppers on the track
an' a cold engine. Eucouragin', wasn't
it? Why, wo were afeard of our lives.
If the 'hoppers had had to stay there
twenty-four hours there wouldn ta-been
anything left o' that train but tho iron
work. Woodwork, upbolsterin', pas-l-engcrs
everything would hava disap
peared. Hut in about an hour a gentle
breeze struck up, and we saw a dark
cloud comin' from the rear. It was tho
'hoppers sailin' with the wind. Then
those round us began to rise, an' wo
couldn't see the sun. Pretty soon it
was so dark we couldn't sec nothin',
and we lit the headlight. All of a sud
rin I discovered somethinff. What
d'ye suppose it was? Well, sir, we wa
a-movin Yes, wo was a-goin' rigL
g Wlin me liopper. j.uvj wus
pushln' the tram. As far back as wo
could see there was a solid mass of
'hoppers all pu9hin' as if they were paid
for it. In ten minutes we was makin'
thirty miles an hour, and as our timo
card called for only twenty mile we liu
ished our run on time without a bit of
fire in the box or a drop o' water in the
biler. This sounds kind o' strange, I
know, but you must remember that
them grasshoppers are mighty enter
prisin"fellows when they git-a-goin'."
Chicago herald Train Talk.
M I S
Few more fantastic scenes can be
conceived than a gypsy wedding. Tho
place usually chosen is a sand pit. In
two long rows, fronting each other, tho
Attendants take their stand, leaving a
path in the middle, half way down
which a broomstick is held up about
eighteen inches above the ground. Tho
bridegroom is called, walks down the
path, steps over the broomstick and
waits the maiden's arrival. She, too,
is called, walks down between the two
rows of gypsies, lightly trips over tho
stick and is then received into the arms
of her husband. A few days of feast
ing follow and then the wild wandering
life is resumed. Children grow up in
tho tent or van, and as tho wants be
come greater, the gypsy matron adds
another to her resources for making a
livelihood. The fortunes she predicts
to the farmer's blooming daughter
bring many a meal to her hungry fam
ily, and the elegant lady who allows
her stealthily to enter the rich home re
wards her with money or castoff clothoi
when from the lines of her hands she is
foretold a future full of- splendor. Old
age comes slowly to the gypsy race;
weakness, pain and suffering are stran
gers among them, and tiie physician's
craft is despised, as aro all the other in
stitutions of the Gorjos. But when
death at length outers the gypsy's tent
he is borne uncolliued to his last resting
)lace, deep in the forest or on the lone
y heath, ifud as often as their wander
ings bring the gypsies to the place where
one of "our people" is laid to rest they
stop and pay a short tribute to tho
memory of him who sleeps beneath tho
moss or heather.
A Korrobborro in Australia.
After dinner, which was at C p. m.,
we went to seo a korrobborec, whero
black fellows were encamped at a short
distanco from tho house. There were
two tribes of these, and about 200 of
thorn in all. They were painted with
white and black streaks across tho face
and chest, and got up in correct stylo
with skins and spears and boomerangs,
and by tho light of tho tires which wero
kindled in a circle around they looked
sufficiently hideous. The tribes dauced
alternately, and tho watchwords of
their songs appeared to be half English,
half native A great deal of the action
of the dance consisted in striking tho
ground at the same moment, so as to
cause an echoing thud with their feet.
One of the repeated actions was to
cause the muscles of the leg and thigh
to quiver simultaneously from toe to
stomach in a most cxtruordiuary man
ner. At the endof each ligure they
brought themselves up sharp with a
strange, deep-toned sound, half hurrah,
half grunt, "Wir r r wuh!" They
would then wheel right across the in
closed space in line, chattering as fast
as they could, upon tho women who
were sitting on the ground, and also
dinging a sort of chorus of a few notes;
the line would then wheel back, break
tip into twos and threes, brandishing
their short sticks and clubs over their
beads, each man vociferating quickly to
bis mate, and then all of a sudden these
incoherent sounds would all coniesco
together into a chorus, and tho band,
again united, would causo the ground
once more to vibrate to the reiterated
cadence of their stamp. Prince Ed
ward and Jrinee Gtorgc of Wales, iu
iU Mnglitk Illustrated Magazine
Cosaee Pretty Near It.
Mrs. David Davis had been put to the
-. ben-house to empty a pan of swill, and
with three new-laid eggs in the pan
was wandering about the front garden
looking to see whether the peach-buds
ad started yet or not, when a stranger
.drove mp to the gate. "Good morning,
jaadame,' ' said he, bowing politely as
Jte spoke. "Mrs. Davis, 1 presume? Is
jMr. Davis 'round?" Mrs. Davis thought
vdeeply for a moment before replying.
'The with some hesitancy she said:
Ko, sir, I think not. That is, not ex-
vsotly". -But I must say he's pretty near
An odd WMwmt erase is reported
Si PhiladelpWa, when it k said that
Ueasea so out
tahto knives, .baikrti, and tm pails
dfcont taw weedsfro lawns."
Zu aLelMi bartks.
OT. M. VISSCHER,
House, Sign and DecorativePainter
lias returned from Kansas'ana is ?rcared to do all klnns of
Painting & Decorating,
. DESIGNS FOB EOBATI5r.
Hal!. Churches and Private Itesidetxt. made and executed la tlie3Iost ArtiMlc Manner In OU
Dibleiiieror I"aper, AH materia! lurnwiied if deaired ana all work warranted to giu
atifefacUou Work solicited from all parts ui tiie ctatc Call 0:1 address
W. M. VISSCHER. Red Cloud.
The Search for Gold.
When the discoveries wore made on
what is known as the t'orastock lodo
gold qunrtz mining in California begun
to be neglected. The wonderful silver
bonanza of Nevada threw everything
else in the vr.ay of mining into the
shade. Silver mining st)cks were sold
at so much a foot, and the price mint
ed into the tl10u.snnd.-4. There has been
a quarter of a century of mining on the
Comstock lode. The operations there
have leen of a gigantic character. A
few men became millionaires. As for
the great army of operators they finally
became poor. There is not a dividend
faying mine to-day on that lodo. Nor
las there been one for a long time.
When the silver-mining interests of Ne
vada fall down below the dividend-paying
point and assessments all round
were the order of the day, attention
was turned to other mining fields. But,
fiincrulnrlv nnnnrrh. there was no real
revival of gold quartz mining in Cali
fornia. Tiie great mineral belts of
Arizona and New Mexico began to at
tract attention. There were rich silver
lodes there, and the impression was
deepened that in Arizona, in particular,
a mineral belt would be found exceed
ing in richness the famed Comstock
lode; Many good mines have been
fouud in Arizona, and no doubt there
are many more yet to be developed.
IJut no discovery has been made of any
thing like tho importance of the silver
discovery of Nevada a quarter of a cen
tury ago. A great deal of prospecting
has been done in the Republic of Mex
icoand many important mines have
been acquired by Americans. But,
while there is a possibility of a vast
mining interest to be developed in Mex
ico iu the interest of American miners,
on the whole the mineral development
has gone slow in that country. There
aro many drawbacks, tho duties on sup
plies havo been heavy, and the discount
on silver, added to "the various taxes,
has gone a long way to keep down tho
prolits. Yet it is probable that one of
the greatest mining fields of tho world
will be within the limits of the Mexican
republic. What is most worthy of ob
servation to-day is the revival of inter
est in gold quartz miniug in California.
This has 'resulted in part from the de
cline of mining interests in Nevada, tho
heavy discount ou silver, and the small
number of dividend-paying silver mines
in all tho country usually designated as
the Pacific coast. A large number of
abandoned gold mines have been re
habilitated of late. Tho annual pro
duction of gold has fallen below twenty
millions in this State, and a large part
of that product was represented by the
gravel mines. Slowly tho gold quartz
interest has been creeping up. There
are just now no well defined gold-bearing
lodes carrying from $16 to 20 a ton
which are begging for purchasers. The
processes for extracting gold have been
greatly improved; machinery has been
perfected, miniug ongiucers and experts
know how to get the hist possible dol
lar out of tho rock, and the yield of
many of these low-grade miucs has be
come very satisfactory. Wheu it is
once extracted there is no discount on
the buiHon. Han Francisco bulletin
Plants Usel by Man.
It is stated that the number of plants
used by man :i the present time does
not exceed throe thousand. Of these
about 2,500 aro cultivated in America.
The varieties used for food do not ex
ceed 600. Of edible fruits and seeds
there are 100 classed as vegetables, 100
as roots aud bulbs, 50 varieties of grain,
about 20 of which produce sugar and
syrup. In addition to this perhaps 30
kinds will yield oil, aud 6 kinds wine.
The number of medicine-supply plants
is nearly double that of the lruit-yield-ing,
amounting to 1,140, about 3A0 of
which are employed in the various
branches of industry. Of the latter, 76
furnish dye-stuff, 8 wax, 16 salt, and
more than 40' supply food for cattle.
There are no fewer than 250 kinds of
poisonous plants cultivated, among
which are only 66 of a narcotic sort,
the remainder being classed as deadly
Die art of making paper from wood
Was carried on loug before man ever
dreamed of it. Ou a drowsy summer's
day the wasp stows away in hit hind
leg all the wood libre he can gather.
This he mixes with saliva and forrof
into a substantial paper covering for hi
To whom it may concern: This is
to certify that the undersigned took
up, on Tuesday, May 19, 1885, one fray
horse four years old", stiff in front feet,
swainied in one shoulder, knot left
hind lee, and shod in front. Said ani
mal was taken up one mile south of
Sed Cloud. If the horse is not re
deemed in six months from date here
of he will be disposed of as the law di
rects. 44-5W JoHS BAEKLEY.
Notice ts hereDy circa that I wDt exaiaBie an
persons Mho may desire w oter thenselTes as
camthtutes for teachers of the comma schools
of Webster coantv at aiy office In Red Ooad m
tho third Saturday of each mouth. Examinations
to commence at 9 a. in. Do not assr for special
examhiaUons. C. W. Sprixokh,
Count superinteadeat of paMle iastractkn.
JOTICEIS IIEKKBY GIVEN THAT AJtTJ-
tm. Its nrteeiral
place of transactor basbaesKTlMI Cto4. K
unsca. Orsaaixrt for the purpose of tnuNact
lag aeeaeral lusabar business, aa4 te baytBcana!
selling an kinds of fsods mad aterckaadise per
Ulnlne thereto, lactadiajccoal. at the tmu of
He Cfcmd. with branch yarttaaa ofltaes at wd
other towas a the heard of direeiers awy 4es-
Kiuue. WKR capital stoeK at oae aaswea
thowsajid dollars, to be pai hi as directed by
the heard .of directors, within thirty days frees
tHwe s wmcniHng same, aaa power to
said capital stock to two haadred thousand dol
lars. The busted of aaM corporation to eeav
meaee on the Isr dav of JFvhruxrv. iaat A mm.
tiaweaatil tfceist day f Fehrsanr. UN. The
todeHteaasai or lislBHj to
wMrh aaMeor?eration is at awytawe to atihiser
ilSMJfshiM be oe half the
stock paid in. Thebnsiaess of said
shall he conducted dj a hoard K seven
Morhart & Fulton,
HAVE ESTABLISHED A
Forthe accommodation of th people of that
vicinltv. Thev are lullv prvparvd to j:he the
people of Wells and vicinity Just uliat
they want in tee line of
And In fact evcrt!dne can be found aU ur store
that is usually kept iu a first-clans uo.e.
We would be pleased to have ieople eall o. us
when in need of hardware. Our prices vi.
always he reasonable and in keeping with
the demand of the times.
We very respectfully solicit your trade hoping
that it-will prove beneficial to both.
MOICUAKT & rULTOX.
. B. & M.
WebBtoi Counts at from $5 to $10
Improved and Unimproved Farms
on easy tormt.
Several Well "Watered Stock
Ranches at bargains.
O. W. KALEY, Agent,
Bed Cloud Neb
Best in th eWorld
A book of 100 pages.
The best book for an
aba. adTertiser to con-.
IIIGsaJt, be be expcrl
'" enoed or otherwise.
It contains Usui of newiiDapers and estimates
wants to spend one dollar, finds in it the In
formation he requires, while forhim who will
lnrest one hnnrtmi tnnusana aouars in au
vertlsinff. a scheme is Indicated which will
meet his every requirement, or cam sesaass
to dtto bg tiightehmmaet ta$Uy arrived at bg am
rufxmdenc. It9 eduiona haro been issued.
Sent, post-paid, to any address for 10 cents.
Write to GEO. P. ROWELL CO,
NEWSPAPER ADVERTISINU BUBRAU.
(10 Spraeo SUPriatiajrllooM Sq.), Ksw Toxfc.
of all kinds,
at W & W's
Eft Sinford S Mysrs,
Stone and Brick
Estimates and mater
ials all furnished.
BED CLOUD, NEBRASKA
CALL AND GET
WRIGHT i WALLACE'S
Tnot3e) wno ro goinn; to paint or
purchasing material. Ho
warrants them as ropresontcd. A full lino of
Drugs and Medicines,
And the most complete stock of Stationery
in the city. Call and see.
RED CLOUD BOOMS !
JEW BUILDINGS ! -
But notwithstandin thoso important im provomouts
JyJORHART & KULTOJJ
T1EE POPULAR "
Have tho LARG3ST and
Wilms Tlmwa f!nMwH WaWina
j nmm liana
Nails, Eope, Window screens, &c.
the Republican Valloy. W keep only tho BEST yood3 an d soil
cheap as those firms that carry an inforior stock. Got our
prices before you Duy and you will savo money!
LAND AGCY !
J. S. Noll, Proprietor, Red Cloud,
Office With A- L, Funk, opposito tho Piatt & Froos Lumbor Co.
In Webator county, Nebraska, rind Smith and Jowcll countios, Kcn-
sae, on roasonablo commissions.
10000 Acres Wild, Improved, and
Unimproved Farms for sael on
flrst-class mill in ovory respect
It has a relief on pump hat no
Bavos the great strain on pumps. Is also agent for tho
Well-known Trahern Pumps
rhisis the best pump en tho market. Also sell tho Entorpriso wind
mill. Seo him before you buy a mill or pump as it will moro
than pay you. -Remember a guarantee gtdos with ovory
mill I sell. Call on or address
W. H. Howe, Cowles, Neb,
awfaraiSyiAi'irrir TffrrmBBVwS ylasaaaaaas
Sterling,Packard & WesternC ottage Organs
Pianos, Organs, and Sewing Machines.
Steinway, Weber & Paris Pianos.
I wish to inform the people ot Webster and adjoining- counties that I
have opened a music store on Webster Avenue, opposito Piatt He
Frees Lember yard where will bo found a supply of Organs, Pianos
and Sewinff machines, which win bo sold as cheap as can be bout?kt
west of the -T3lg Muddy," either for cash or for easy payment. Before
ouyinjr elsewhere call and see me.
J S. NOLL
NEW LIVREY STABLE
McAvoy & Farrell, Props.,
At now folly prepared to fin orders
will reed and stable noises oy aay or wow an rewroauw
Our feedinsT facilities are crst-ciass. iou p&cron
are respectfully solicit ad.
papor should not fail to call on
keeps only first-class Goods and
Most Comploto stock of
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Cowles. "Webster Co., Nebraska.
Is solo agont lor tho county, for
Hi! .1.1 a 1 1 mi 1 1
and guaranteed to
other mill has,
lor IIvery:rfss.&e-. on short notice
UnsquaUsd. for sracaral porposw
ntay as zoana&c xsxsm oara
CGAL LUMBER ETC.
A H. Ki:oV Im;rtotor.
ILE and GRANITE WORKS
Good stock and fine work is our motto
and prices to suit the times. If in need o
anything in our ine do not fail to call and
examine our specimens.
OFFICE AND YARD
Lock box : 22 ,
The S:jid8 Rock Flouring Mills
COLUMBIA & CO., Proprietors
Guide Rock, Webster County, Nebraska
AB3 CONSTANTLY M A.UCTFAOT UINO THB
FIKSET GRADES OP
Family and Patent Flour, Meal,
FEED, ETC., ,i
From tho very boat rnntorlalt. which thoy aro whol
nt hard pari pricos. Thoy truarantoo tholr
Corrospondonco solicited from
Whore will lo found ovcrylhinx in the j;rocrv line, guch as
Sugars, Teas, Coffees, Sirups,
Fruits. Bacon, Ham, Dried Beef,
Cheese and Crackers, Tobaccos, Cipirs,
Hoping by f.xir do.ilinc: to merit a ihare of tho public pttronas.
IN FEATHERLEY'S BUILDINO.
Ojipositc 'ft Chicago Lumber Yard.
S. V. LUDLOW.
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