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The Red Jloud Chief
To tho Farmora.
Farm loans ncgotiat.! through V.
I'. Overman can ! paid at the rnd of
any vear without a lionu.o. Kates at
low jm the lnwcnt. Money fnrniahert
promptly. Office over city druj; Htored
9 Per Cent Farm Loan.
The Nebraska Farm Lo:n Co. will
make you u loan on von farm at
-"S"" j jf i.t;jiL .inn minimi wiu
uiuiiey wiiuoui any oeiay. tau on
them in the Hed Cloud National IJank
Billy Cu.-nvi:u. is in the city.
G. li. Chaney ik on the sick list
Chakley Stekneu has gone to
W. N. Biciiakrson is building a new
ft. V. Siiiuey was out west this
Two or three good rains go far this
Mim. C. W. LRa:ii has moved to
There is to be a night depot police
Tin: freight oflice has been moved
into the new depot.
Iim 1'oTTKit has traded horses. He
now has a good team.
And now the assessor goes the
rounds where he listeth.
S. T. Van Hokn lias started a barber
rdiop at Blue Hill. Van is reaching
The construction train has left for
the west. It will do some work at
The B. it M. .shipped an extra of 24
cars of aheep on lust .Saturday and
seven cars Sunday.
Mks. A. L. Funk is enjoying a do
delightful visit from her friend, Mrs.T,
S. Bushier, of McCook.
A new sidewalk has been ordered
laid from the M. E. Church to tho
houth end of Seward street.
Now is the time to get your furni
ture. Goods all new ho old stock.
Car load just icccived at Forrester's.
Jaki: Millek, the veteran harness
dealer sold three or four sets of har
ness to a man in Oberlin, Kans.. the
Tiios. Brownlee. who wears a medal
for being an expert swimmer, is now
conductor on the Oberlin branch of
the B. fc M.
Our subscribers who are in arrears
will please come forward and pay up.
We have a large amount out and need
it now very much.
At the last meeting of the council
.7. S. Roth rock and Harry Fcight were
granted license to run saloons in Red
Cloud. License, $1000 each.
Five freight crews now stop Jat Red
C!( ml. The B. it M. arc now doing a
rushing husiness. Two or three ex
tras run out every day from this city.
The city council .should see that a
railing is put along each side of tho
walk over the draw near the creamery.
It is in a decidedly bad shape for a
The crohswalks from the west side
to the east hide of Webuter street be
tween Fourth and Fifth Avenue, have
been raised. This will be a decided
One of the ladies wno voted on elec
tion day, thought it very funny that
they should have such a big box for
license tickets, and so small a one for
Jack Longstkeet is now niht van!
master at the depot, and is ably assist
ed bv Ed Martin. Both are new boys.
Bill' T-umbull and Sam Lent wrestle
.".cars in the daytime.
A J3, D.inean fc Co, will not be tin -
Alrso"!d, no matter what you want.
They keen all kinds of saddles, bridles,
whips, etc., and of the best quality
v er brought to Red Cloud.
-' y.vun Master Potter has moved
$ ' n to his new oflice, which tho B. fc M.
r.has lately erected tor him- .Iim is now
rC lord of all he survevs. The office is
upnlied with three nail kegs and a
N Mr. C. F. Chase and wife, of Atlan
tic, lo.va, relatives of our fellow
' lounFxnan, A. J. Kenney, are visiting
in the city. Mr. Chase is an old news
paper man, and as such he paid these
headquarters a very pleasant fraternal
We are reliably informed that the
W. C. T. li. did not pass resolutions to
the e fleet that they would boycott
those parties who voted license. It
It was a false impression created by
parties not familiar with the move
ments of the W. C. T. U.
The fare on the 26th of April to
Orleans and return, has been fixed at
$2.10. This places the fare within
the reach of all, and The Chief hope
that every Odd Fellow, as well as all
well-wishers of the fraternity will
make arrangements to spend the day
at Orleans on the 20th.
We are pleased to note that the fam
ily of Dr, Shercr are all well and have
not shown any symptoms Qf ceasing
down with the scarlet fever "The
doctor took the nrecaution to fumi
gate his residence and the family
clothinjr, etc, very carefully, and with
a desire to keep the disease from
spreading any farther. Thc Chief
hopjEM this will end tuts scarlet fevfer in
II ACKER, fME HOCE
Window shades at Cottinjjs.
Pay day at tlie building association
on the '20th. Don't forget it.
Maiu:al IIltciimon' spent the fore
part of the week in notifying property
owner to repair defective sidewalk-.
Mk. A. J. Kenkey ha just finished
taking the echool census, and find
that there are 622 peraonH between
the agca of five and twentyone yeara
in Red Cloud.
H. A. V.Ti0.v han been appointed
Ptreet cominisaionar bv the citv coun-
li. A. will have a big job on his
hands if he gets all of the streets re
paired that should be during the next
Miss Emma Beahann, the christian
Sninnno TWfr., ,..;n i. : .i :... .
a few days, probably next week. The
Chief hopes that she will be an!e to
perform some miraculous cures in the
city when she arrives.
Mr. Bert Cromwell, one of thc solid
and staid young men of Red Cloud,
i nd holding a trustworthy position in
one of the National Banks there, waa
in town Thursday. He is an old time
friend of ye editor. Indianola Times.
The city council failed to reappoint
Harry Pond :w marshal, although the
business men presented a petition to
that body for his reappointment. Mr.
Pond made a good officer and The
Chief is sorry to lose him from the
According to the late school census
(on tho plan that Hastings bases her
population) Red Cloud must have
2200 inhabitant today. On the basis
of five children to every voter Red
Cloud has certainly grown nearly 400
in thc last year. And still we boom.
It looks very dubious just now as to
whether the C. N. K. & S. W. railway
company will be prepared to get the
right of way and got to wading their
road bed bv May 1, 1886. as per con
tract. However, we still have hopen
as Mr. Waesam says the road will be
It is to be hoped that the city coun
cil will reconsider their action in
reference to the rejection of the Cedar
."treet sidewalk. It ;s decidedly a bad
policy to reject sidewalk petitions
when thev arc needed as bad as they
are in Red Cloud. Let us have all thy
John Fflton is getting to be tne
most influential man in the eastern
part of thc county, and in order to give
you an idea of his popularity we will
state that at the school meeting he was
elected one of thesclnol board and thc
following day was elected city dad and
became the happy dad of a boy pre
sented by his wife. Riverton Enter
prise. Through a mistake is to time Rev.
J. L. Maile, of Omaha, did not appear
at the Congregational church Monday
night with bin famous lecture, "Rem
iniscences of tne South," but will sure
ly be here Monday niirht April 1'J, at 8
o'clock, at thc Congregational church.
Admision, adults, 25c; chi'drert 10c.
Come one and all. Good music in
Advertised letters lor the week
ending April 12, 1SS6, uncalled for in
the postoflicc at Red Cloud: Ashley J.
Anderson; Mrs. Fmma Belbey, Sam
Dudley, S. II. McLauglin, J. II. Moone,
0. L. Robinson, Mrs. Henrietta
Sehrimpton, Egbert Taylor, E. B.
Woodward. These letters will be sent
to dead letter office May 12, if not de
During the wind storm on Monday
the large sheep sheds of Codman fe
Whitney two miles cast of the city
were blown down and became a total
wreck. The loss is estimated at one
thousand or fifteen hundred dollars.
Also on the same dav about S6 rods of
the fairgrounds stalls were blown over
the fence into Simone's property. The
wind did not appear to be very strong
in the city.
The following ladies and gentlemen
compose the officers of the lawn tennis
club of this city:
President L. H. Wallace.
First Vice-President Miss Bessie
Second Vice-President Miss Mollie
Secretary and Treasurer Abbott
Assistant Secretary Miss Sadie
The Chief hopes that thi new city
council will see to it that we have
street lamps. At least there should be
lamps put up on Webster street to the
depot, and if possible on each of the
following avenues: Second, third,
fourth, fiftn an sixth. The cost of
lamps would not be a great am unt.
The gasoline could be purchased by
the city at small per cent per callon,
and by so doing would fecure a good
and substantial light. Let w have
Ror Hutchison, well known to our
citizens, was the lucky fellow that
drew the marshatehip of Fed Cloud.
Roy will make a good marshal. There
were only sixteeu applications for that
office, but as the lioard could only af
ford to increase the police force one,
concluded that the other fifteen would
have to hold oyer until such lime as
the seven new railroads (expected
ones) are built to Ked Clrnd, and then
it is presumed that thc :ity wilt Le
large enough to demand the appoint
me&t o? tb balance.
A,hejvy rain on Monday night.
C. K. Chaney is again on the streets.
Don't forget to plant trees on Artor
Nukse girl wanted at B. A M eating
house. Good wages.
9 per oint loans at the Nebraska fc
Kansas FarmLovn Co.
Lawyer McNeny was in Lincoln
last week on business.
Farm for rent, and cows for sale. See
G. V. Barker, Ked Cloud. tf
1 fence builders: C that wonderful
post auger at Morhart A Fulton's.
The Nebraska & Kansas Farm Loans
Co. have plenty of money to loan.
JKThe most lumber and the best
,c,Ualily for tho raon2y at Houe,! BrM
Prairie schooners are going wes
all the way from two to a dozen
Mr. Bloodoood. of Michigan, has
taken a position in Mother's meat
The roads arc getting better, but
farmers are behind in gifting at their
Boys' suits from $1.50 and upwards
tnien's suits from $3.50 and upwards, a
the Golden Eale.
Mrs. J. H. Smith is rece:ving fine
house plants from the east every week
To be sold cheap. 3Sw2
Mrs. Wm. Letson has purchased thc
residence, in which she now resides,
from Mrs. flolcomb
J. II. Smith will put up lightning
reds for 25 cents per foot. The very
best steel rods used.
N. L. Woodward, a n torious type
fiend of Chicago, did our city in mu
nificent style on Thursday.
Before you buy your furniture, and
wish to save money, go to Forrester's.
He buys by thc car load.
You can find thc largest slock and
the best make of boots and shoes, a
lowest prices, at the Golden Eagle.
Chicago Market, Early Ohio, White
Elephant ami other varieties of seed
potatoes for sale at Perkins A Mitch
A. E. Cromwell has been traveling
for his health during the last few days.
He went west to McCook and returned
The Y. W. C. T. U. will meet at tho
school house, Friday afternoon Apiil
16th. Members are requested to be
Fred E. Eldred, a notorious knight
of thc grip from Chicago, was in town
yesterday. He was closely watched
by our police.
A man by the name of Hartman was
brought to Red Cloud Saturday in an
insane condition. He had to be tied
to get him to thc city.
The dime social announced for
Friday evening last, will be held at
Mr. Aikman's on Friday evening the
16th, Refreshments served.
Ai the last Meeting of Red Cloud
Lodge No. CO, A. O. U. W., E. F.
Highland was elected Master Work
man in place of M. Birney, resigned-
Selijj Bros.' renowned circus has
taken out license to occupy this fiel 1
June 3. The citizens of these regions
will therefore take notice and save up
their funds for the fun to come. Sells
Bros' is' A No. 1 in every respect.
What has become of the Webster
Cou.itv Prospecting Company? Now
is u rood time to commence operations
and if properly worked up would
amount to much more than tho most
sanguine supporters of tho cause now
It seems to be the general opinion
of those who thoroughly understand
the B. & M's. movements, that they
are pretty sure to build their projected
route of road to Wichita, Kans. The
Chief hopes this is more than a mere
Four hundred car loads of stock
were shinped from Red Cloud during
the last twelve months. At eighieen
cattle to the car the above amount
would indicate that about seven thous
and head were shipped from Red
Cloud duung the year.
The city tax levy for thc next year
will be $3600, in addition to railway
taxes, etc., which will make the
amount of city funds for tne coming
years use about $7000. With the im
provements anticipated the amo'int
will not be a great deal too much.
Bv a clipping from the Superior
Journal we observe that that paper
has brought out the name of our fel
low townsman. G. R. Chaney as a
probable candidate for congress. The
article has been copied by the leading
new papcr and highly commented
Decohation Day will soon be here
again. It is now only a matter of
thirty or forty days, and arrangement
should he started now for the proDer
celebration of that evAt. It seems to
us that there should be an effort put
forth to organize a martial band for the
occasion. There is plenty of time.
Let the Grand Army boys take hold of
the matter in earnest.
Mr. Hul.ini.ski, who came here
some m on t lis ago to relieve Fred Dur-
rie as freight agent, has made many
friends here daring his management
oi the freight business for the B. &. M.
The company having decided to throw
the ticket agent anf freight business
under one management had necessari
ly, as is their custom, to appoint the
oldest nun at this point, and conse-
nientlv Mr. H. stepped down to live
room to "Mr. ITelcb. However, Mr.
Hulanwkiwill remain here for the
present, as chief clerk, in tfca freickt
SraiNG ha com
Mi Carrie N:whock i home
"Gramma" is again a disconsolate
Mim Geout.ie Blackmore has re
turned from Indiana.
Willie Cupp has recovered from a
severe attack of lung hver.
The pay car on the B. & M. made
the railway lads happy on Wednesday.
Mrs. W. Jomkly started Thursday
evening for Parsons, Kansas, to visit
F. Harris, of McCook, superintend
ent's clerk of B. it M. Rv, was in the
city this week.
A. Bailet, of Burr Oak, Kans.it, ia
in the city the guest of his brother,
our county clerk.
The Hrlmrt, under the management
oi our menu urant L.miiow, i? very
J. Baku: and wiie, of Upland. Kans.,
paid these headquarters a plea-ant
call on Wednesday.
Geo. Spancksle, of Pennsylvania, a
cousin of our fellow townsman, Mr. I).
B. Spanogle, is in the city.
One day this week two of our young
ladies, thinking to have a little fun
were masquerading in men's clothes.
C. M. Smith, the handsome clerk of
C. L. Cotting's drug store, wil! depart
towards thc getting sun. The Chief
wishes him success.
J. McCornife, assistant superin
tendent, C. E. Yates, superintendent
telegraph on the B it M, were in the
city on Wednesday.
Juw.E Gaslin, failing to connect,
and there being no great amount of
work to be done, the special term of
court did not convene.
The Jay Simms theatrical combina
tion will reappear at the Red Cloud
opera house, on April 20 and 21. The
company will receive a good patron
age. Lindsev's packing house has used
three tons of wrapping paper during
the last four months. This would
seem to indicate a good run of b Al
ness. Geo. Young, brother of Johnny
Young, of the Chicago Store, was
brought down to Red Cloud on Thurs
day. He is now in a critical condition
from lung fever.
Mr. S. F. Spokesfield was in
Hebron this week. He informs u?
that the Rock Island surveyors are
busily surveying in that vieinitv. The
Chief expects the outfit here soon.
The Farmers' &. Merchants Banking
Company are fitting up their banking
house in fine hape, auC will no doubt
be ready for business in a dav or two
Tub Cimek is pleased to see the firm
about ready for business, and we be
speak for them a very liberal patron
age. The members of Rebekah Lodge I.
O. 0. F. and members of the subordin
ate lodge No. 64, are requested to met
at M. W. Dickenson's on next Tuesday
evening in order that it may be fully
known just how many contemplate
going to Orleans on the 26th of April.
All the members should make an
unusual effort to participate in the
67th celebration of the foundation of
the order, as the excursion rates have
been placed m the reach of al', viz:
$2.10 for round trip.
News reached Red Cloud this week
of thc death of Mr. John N'cvin, of
Bellefontaine, Ohio, father of Mrs. A.
H. Brown, of this city. It has only
been about two or three weeks j-incc
Mrs. Brown was called to Ohio on a
telegram announcing the Ueath of
her mother by lung fever, and a few
days later her father folio. vs from a
severe attack of pneumonia. Mrs.
Brown is certainly having more than
here share of trouble ami ntllictiou at
this time, and her many friends in
Red Cloud extend their heartfelt
sympathies in her hour of trouble.
Some Memorable April Dayt.
A quarter of a century ago last
Monday, April 12, is a day that will be
long remembered by thc entire civil
wed world, it being thc day of the
firing on Fort Snmpter, in Charleston
harbor, South Carolina, and the initial
battle of the great war of the rebellion.
Last Friday, April 9, was- the anni
versary of the surrender of the Con
federate army, and the virtual ending
of the war in 1865.
Twenty-one years apo Wednesday,
April 14, the immortal Lincoln was
assassinated in FordV theatre.
Arbor Day, April 26, is becoming a
notable one to every citizen of Nebras
ka, the ceneral plan of which is, es
pecially in new towns, to induce every
resident to contribute one tree and all
turn out on Arbor dav and plarU them
along the streets and in thc parks,
where in after years they may furnish
an abundance of cool refreshing shade
to the rising generation.
Easter, and several other April days
of both religious and historical interest
might also be mentioned, but time and
A Man to be Relied Ou.
At the next geneial election this
district will be called upon to elect a
representative to the- congress of the
United States. In the past this p.i-t of
the district has yielded the place to
others without an endeavor to secure
the position, and it is now time th&t
we make an etlort to obtain the nom
ination. To do so we should unite
upon some man whose principles are
well known to be sound, whose quali
fications are apparent and. wheso
standing is unimpeachable. A man
well and favorably known in the dis
trict who will champion our cause,
fight for our rights. Such a man is G.
R. Chaney, of Red Cloud, a life long
republican, an able attorney and an,
honest gentleman. Mr. Chaney wa
formerly a citixen of La Porte, Indiana,
but for several years fcas been rei-1
dent of Bed Cloud, and a lawyer o
well known ability. He i a man
whom we could rely upon to work for
our district and state and one who
will at all times conduct him-If to the
credit of hie cotifeni. Superior
The unoer.ii:ned would htrtby t x
prrM hi incr gratitude to all fnomi
who tn kindly rendered tirh efficient
crvice and xprfftl Mich dcp
ynipatby in our !tc atHiction. in the
care bestowed uivn my ic)oved part
ner. Wordi, however, ar but rxw
compensation in such caes butlie who
ol-s-Tves tho falling of the sparrow will
not suffer such kindnes to go unre
warded. E. B. Warner.
Red CIoik', April 12, 186.
Another Chinch On last Friday
our friend, A. J. Welch, the ccntle
manlv and coucteou.n ticket agent and
manager of the telegraph, received
notice tii.it he had also been appoint
ed freight agent at thi place. Mr.
Welch has won this honor from the
company by clo e and attenti'e watch-
fulne. of the interests of the company
and we ?rc pleased to notesO worthy a
promotion on the p.trt of rownany.
The Chief congratulates Mr. Welch
on hi.s promotion- He now .-taniK a
ticket agent, freight aj;ent and man
ager of the telegraph.
Mvroi: Tivkek has quite a relic in
fhape of the annexed order issued to
him while a prisoner of war in Ander
sonville in '6-1
IlKADqi'MtTL'IU CONTEDF.K TE STATE,
C m p Sum iter, G . Sept, 2. 1 a 6 1
R. L. Tinker has permiv-ion until
further orders to go to lispeneatorv
and return to hospital. Good from S
o'clock a. m. to 6 o'clock p. m
Signed, H. Wirz.
Captain Commanding Prison
The mayor values the little piece of
paper very highly He was tken
prisoner in '6.1 and w.i paroled in No
vember, '64 'Hie order fs about
twenty-two years old and was duly
signed by Commander Wirz.
Monoy to Loan
On real estate in Nebraska or Kan
sas, interest at 9 percent. No bonus
churned. Ci! Ni:r k Bentley.
37tf lied Cloud, Neb.
.Notice is hereby given that I will
make spring delivery of fruit and orna
mental trees, shrubbery, etc., at Red
Cloud on Saturdav, April 17, on The
Chief block. Very Truly,
L. 11. Rfst, The Horticulturist.
Call at A. B. Duncan's if 3011 want
to buy the cheapest set of harness over
sold in Red Cloud. Don't be deceived
but see us, as wo can sell you goods
cheaper than any other house in
Let us figure that bill of lumber
for you, and we will save you some
money. Trv us, and see if we don't.
37 1 4 ' Howell Bun
All parties wanting anything in the
harness line, no matter what, will
make money by calling on the new
harness shop. We propose to treat
our customers right, and give them
good bargains and eood goods. Call
and sc us. A. B. Duncan & Co.
19 Farmers take a look at those oak
posts at Howell Bros They are just
what you want. 7w4
For cheap farm loans call at th law
ofii?e of Chauev fc Bentlev, Hod Cloud.
Neb. ' ' 37'f
iffirGo to Howell Bros for coal. 4t
A brick house in nrlh part of the
city, or will sell at a bargain if sold
soon. Inquire of Judge Yeier. .'i7tf
Seed-! Si'ed-! of every description
for farm and garden at Pcrkiu v
V itch ell's. ?.r,wl
100,000 Block Walnut TrooB.
Une hundred thousand black walnut
tret1, two venrt old, laid down at R-d
Cloud depot, at $10 per 1000, in 10,000
lots. Tne-e trees are a easily made
to grow as cotton woods, and are worth
something when you have them.
Roirr. W. Fl'rnas.
30t2 Brown. die, Neb.
Hay For Salo.
In amounts to suit purchaser. Horn
quality ami at lowest prices. Can be
weighed on farm without expense
Apply to J. L. Miller, Red Cloud.
36w2 Codman fc Whitnev.
We cll the bc-t of groceries and
meet all honorable competition.
Remember that wc have the largest
assortment of garden and field seeds
of selected varieties. Seeds guaran
teed, and cheaper than ever.
. PF.ItiriNd & Mitchf.u..
Wk are prepared to take in paiture
two hundred head jf cattle. Good
water. Six miles north of Red Cloud.
37w3 Km mi i fc Son.
I moit resDectfully and earnestly a.-k
those becoming indebted to me from
time to time to settle with me in per
son or by mail ones in thirty days, or
the fnatof each month. Your wi.-hw
receive prompt attention from me and
I aak this in return. Rejpectlullv,
J. II. Bmi.ey, County Clerk.
TWs ponder BeTerrarirO Afam-1 of irity
:rritb a&d hnZewmesx. Hare -okaJ l
Uan the ertfisaty kHwl, and cauia t f is i
ceMretilK witfc lhe ma&Ka4e
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THE CHICAGO STORE
Red Cloud. Nebraska.
GREAT SILK SALE !
The greatest bargain of the Season.
Extra quality, food weight, all silk in all thc
shades ot only 55c per. yard.
worth twice the moncv.
They arc going fast
Special Barga;ns in Men's Shoes that can't be
duplicated in thc west.
We have some wonderful bargains
in all the departments. Gall
and see the new stock.
ORR MNTALOOM OVtRAU.
wiBtum firm n bit.
The square Dealing,
One Price, Golden Eagle
Again offers its customers thc followirg spec
Every purchaser of S5.00 worth of goods
at one time is entitled to chance in winning
above prizes. Distribution of prizes, July 4
1886. We have marked our goods at thc
LOWEST GASH PRICES and positively car
ry the largest stock of
BOOTS AND SHOES
For want of morv cipher) w cannot give th exact nnmlr.
! CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS, VA
LISES AND TRUNKS IN
. Call and be convinced that we can aave you money.
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