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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 7, 1888)
Three ni::g, never como aa'n:
Biwv :;.y va iih froia tho plain,
II.- suu :roia 'tc lu.y oj,
Vsr Ijrs frou :Lj tro'.con cloJ,
"JVft'-ir .rnn f.-.e river's lcd,
I"..." .is f.-oin iho sa-.un a'.a's bead,
Ki - t ;any l:ri;:2::aa &lo tlay,
No-,- i.. r2iil--t't f..0.j sw.y,
Ye i ho st'.o It. Ii txiuo once mora
7'.i a the wl'ii jr trm.-c-.ts roar,
1:.. ctai e jcU rater .a .c spring
Ii: i.,v;u;:i aru:s ki: .11 brics,
G-r- l)j (.Tstii ;liv e p'.owsUarcs run,
K- r- iU Ii in i.uiu:a's sun.
Ta .-U: 11 bid the forests grow,
Xooa aL'l ra:dnlg!it come and go;
Cut Uu-u-'.i all t:;y soul comp'.a n,
Tticc tliiagb ihuU act coma again.
Never to the bow that bends
Comes the arrow that it sends;
Spent i:: space, iu airy flight
Vr.ni.hcs like lost delight.
When with rapid aim it sprang
From the bowstring's shivering twaaj
Straight to brain or heart it tied,
Onco lor all its couric was sped.
No wild wail upon its track
Brings the barb or vengeance back.
Hold thy hand befora it go:
Pause beside tho bended bow;
Hurtled once across the plain.
No spent arrow comes again.
Nwver comes the chance that passcdt
That one momc-t was its last,
Though thy lifs u.on it hung.
Though thy death beneath it swung
If thy future all the way
Now in darkness goes astray.
When the instant born of fate
Passes through the golden gate;
When the hour, but not the man.
Come, and goes from Nature's plan;
Nevermore its countenance
Beams upon thy slow advance.
Never mnic that time shall bo
Burden Leader unto thee
Weep and fcarcli o'er land and gz.12.
Lost chaste never come again.
Never --ha 1 thy spoken word
Ho i!:i :: u ra d. unheard,
V,V!1 ifi t-.or.; mo ufcr.iaee wrought,
Wos'"::c 2. uiiaie'cr it brought;
One Jor :'i .!: runo is read.
Or.- 'v : t : judgment said,
Th-v.. . it p. j red a poisoned spear
Tr-o ' Li' . al thou "r.o!de-t dear,
Tu..i 'h t cj vcr tierce and deep,
VJ::v u si - .:ai:.lesi spirit's sleep;
;'.''. ... :v- iiy.n-,- strg
7h :. -.-z na iaU..t l.ring.
i.':x. . . J. 4.veit 1.1117. ot atccU
Uitt -! c ... t I.ar'j r. csl.
..- ' . cz or btcodaml lire;
'.-.;: . ' l p.. ' of ma;i desire;
i '-.. I ". . n 1 ! on', and all,
Y .-.'. c "0 to recall.
"., .tui , latal wr-iX
!: ."jfect its path.
''. . . . :' ::.. ..ugeriur days.
11. . u : s !i w. ai-1 pruisc;
O .-a".: SU v.ord is sped,
N. .. i .-de it ba: lh- TeaJ.
All f -.' tv.t-1 : 11 Ixj va n
V, -; r.crd-. ome not a-;ain !
f'r-- icr-j Cooi, in I'.oxi y.x Trc:.rrir)t.
Why hu Called Herself a "Mean
Tbo sun -xas slowly rising in the East
Brighter and brighter grew the great
round ball, until with a sudden moTcment
ft ecmed to burst, and a golden, dazzling
flood covered the bky; tho birds were slow
Ij wakening: Crstafaint peep was heard
fend as faintly answered, then a sudden
twitter, and the air waa full of bird-voices.
The flovrcrs vrero lazily, drowsily opening
Sheir daimy petals, and all natnrc, re
ftesbed by s still night's slumber, awoke to
a probable day of joyousness.
It was just after the battle of Long Isl
and, where the Americans, pressed in on
every side, had suffered a serious defeat,
and the Tcrics were everywhere; in tho
boshes, up tho trees, taking possession of
comfortable farm houses, anywhere where
rest was to be found there also was found a
Good Farmer Whitcombc. among all this
mass of British, was a true patriot in the
cause of freedom, but, residing as he did In
Tory neighborhood, outsido from very
near neighbors he was thought to be a loy
alist Great consternation reigned in the kitchen
of the farm-house on (hat beautiful morn
ing, for news of the American Cqfcat had
just reached there. Joel Ashley, the boy
who had brought the news, just now added
to his tale: "And do you knotr that they
are going to tho different farm-houses,
demanding skelter and food. I shouldn't
wonder c bit but what they would soon be
here," he added, comfortingly.
"The nasty varmints, not a rest or amor
ael of food will they get here, and if they
demand it, why, they will find out with
whom they have to deal," and certainly Mis
tress Dorothy looked fierce enough to make
the bravest heart quail as sho stood with
one hand upraised, as if to strike thefoo
with a large iron spoon which she held, and
the other hand placed defiantly on her hip.
'Sh! sh!" murmured the old man, "if
thine enemy hunger "
"Now, father, you just keen quiet: there's
no use in quotin' Scriptur' to me, when I
know them Britishers arc comin';yoaknow
if 'twant for your blindness and my bein' a
woman, there would be two of tho best sol
diers in the Continental army as they
Just then was heard the patter of tiny
feet, and the door was burst open, admitting
a little girl, followed by a young woman.
Tho Tories have beaten!" exclaimed
"No!" the young woman answered, in
"But 1 say that they have, and, what's
more, they'll probably come here and ask
forlodgin' and food. I'll give it to'em
lood for thought" And Mistress Dorothy
bustled around setting breakfast on the
"Well, well," was all Patty Whitcombe
could find to say, but she finally exclaimed:
"Mother, if you refuse them admission they
may seize the nronertT and fire the hnnsa."
"That's so," the old woman said, musing
her to let them in. Breakfast is ready;
They had no sooner sat down when a
knock was heard at the door. The two
women looked at each other, and the old
man's lips were just framed to say: "Come
fa," when his wife said : "No, you don't, fa
ther; I'll meet 'em," but the younger wom
an was even quicker, and the dame sat
dowji on her chair.
But for all her bravery. Fatty felt a sort
of faintheartedness creeping over her; she
threw open the door, and there, to confirm
her worst fears, stood two soldiers in the
uniform of the hated redcoats. "Good
morning, good mistress," said the older
man, stepping forward, "I pray you to give
us a bit a breakfast, for we have had a long
fast, and my comrade here is all bat com
Conquering her repugnance with a
mighty effort she managed to say: "Yon
and your aomrademay enter and partake of
With a grateful look, both men crossed
the threshold. Mistress Dorothy sat rigid
ly in her chair, sho had tightly closed her
Aeswhon the knock was heard, and had
Kept them closed, until tho strangers had
entered the room, and now slie glared fero-
cl-v- '.j Ji t!i i ihrougii her glasses. Her
daughter-in-law, noticing sheso glances,
' stepped behind her and waispercd : "Not so
jfj'-- -.''oilier, not so item;, or they will
; surely ... i j;ect something."'
-Don't fret; perhaps you would like mo
to go up to them, and shake hands -i.h rein,
and say why didn't they come before, and
hepe they'll stay, oh ! the wretches,'' and tho
old lady shoo!: ucrself with a grim vche-
The two invaders wore not so fierce and
terrible-looking, indeed, for soldiers who
had just won a vie'ery ; they looked strange
ly worn, weary and disheartened. Mistress
1'atty felt a s'.ir of sympathy in her heart,
for tho younger nun reminded her so vivid
ly of her husbaud,who was so bravely fight
ing in the true cause; in fact, little Dorothy
went up to Inni, laid her dimpled hand on
his knee, looking tiv.stfully up in tho hand-
son:e face Lent over bar, and said: '"Papa."
"And where is papa, my dear!" ha asked,
gently lifting the rl:iid on his knee.
'"War, 'way off, C-litin' the"
Dorothy.'' her grandmother's vo:co
sounucJ lilie gravel crunched viciously to
gether, "your mother 3 going to feed the i
chickens and you d better help her,'- wnu
that she began to busily clear off the tabic.
"I don't suppose you want any thing morel"
she suddenly said, when tho table was al
" No, we have had suflicicnt, thanks to
your kindness," courteously replied the
" "Tain't no thanks to me at all," she re
turned, tartlv, "vou'ro soldiers, so I had to
"What an exceedingly curious cream
cup," exclaimed the younger man, taking
the curious piece of workmanship up and
examining it, with the air of a connois
seur. That was the last drop in Mistress
Dorothy's cup of bitterness which was al
ready overflowing. She had let them enter
her house, given tiicm their breakfast, and
now, after allowing thcia all these liberties,
always under protest, that thov would now
4 besin to confiscate her property was too
much; she snatched the cream cup oat of
tho astonished man's hands, and began ex
citedly: "You'd better go ii w, you'd better
go, you've had yoar breakfast and a little
rest, and at this time o' tlay visitors ain't
wanted 'round the farm.'"
"But, my dear niadain." the young man
broke in, ' I assure you I meant no harm,
and really my friend and I need a rest so
badly that we are afraid we must tres
pass on your hospitality," here a faint
smile crossed tho young man's face, "a
little longer; give us but a bed to rest our
weary limbs a little while and then wc will
Damo Dorothy looked at the youug man
sternly. "In my days, young man, when
folks told us wc wan't wanted wc got out."
"But, madam," tho older man interposed,
"circumstance:, alter casc3, remember that
these arc strange days, and strange things
nappen in them; but by the way, madam,
arc you a Tory or a rebel "
"'Taint none of your business," was the
"Well, will you allow us a bed!" he
"I think it's time you was astartin',"
was the laconic answer.
"Then since it becomes a necessity I de
mand it in the name of" Here something
seemed to choke him, for he seemed unable
to go on.
" Well, if I must I suppose I must but if
ever I wished a feather bed was filled with
pino needles, I wish that thar one was,"
and with that she opened a door disclosing
a comfortable bed-room. They silently en
tered the room, and she, with a bang of the
door, fled to tho kitchen. "There, I've gone
and done it," sho said, in high wrath, "I've
harbored two British soldiers under my
roof, and if any body ought to be taken be
fore General Washington and convicted as
a spy I feel like that ono. Joel Ashley,"
she said, suddenly, turning to the boy who
was the solo occupant of the room and who
was gazing at her in bewilderment, "I've
got an errand for you." " Yes'm," he said,
meekly enough. Joel was always meek
when the madam was in such a wrath.
"You know whero tho Continentals are
stationed about ten miles from here, eh!"
Joel nodded. " Well, you just stir yourself
and go over there and tell their commander
there are two redcoats in this house and if
they want them to come for them right
away, right away, mind you; now hurry."
And Joel did hurry.
Madam sat rooking herself violently to
and fro. " There, you've gone and dene an
other mean thing," she said to herself, an
grily, "Doin' a mean thing is jist like tell
in' a lie, you do one and you'll surely do an
other; I guess I'll just peck in the room
and see if they've set it afire yet" She
tiptoed across the hall and looked through a
crack in the door, then her conscience
smote her worso than ever; carelessly ly
ing on the bed, his fair, handsome face
looking so worn and thin cTen in sleep,ho re
minded her also of her soldier boy. Tho
older man was wearily writing at a table,
resting every once in the while, but soon re
suming his task.
"I'm a mean old woman," she solilo
quized. "But-they're Britishers." That
settled the question, and she returned to
Morning entered into afternoon, and aft
ernoon slowly melted into early oveninc.
tho shadows were gently creeping over the
land, tho birds wcro twittering a good night,
and still the soldiers slept Softly, cau
tiously, a band of fifteen men were wend
ing their way towards the Whitcombe farm
house; nearer and nearer they got, until
you could sec that they wore tho Conti
nental uniform. They reached tho house
and were met by its mistress; she pointed
to the room where the soldiers were, then
sat herself rigidly down in her rocking
chair to have an argument with her con
science. . Suddenly what is that she hears? A
hearty laugh re-echoed throughout the
house. She hurried to tho door whero the
soldiers were. And what did she see? Her
two red-coats shaking hands heartily with
the Continentals. And what does she hear?
" Captain," one of the men says, "wo bad
given you and the Colonel up for lost, and
the camp was in sore distress about you."
And he, the admirer of the cream jug, an
swers in a full, rich voice: "The Colonel
and I were surrounded by the British on
every side; we just escaped capture, stole
theso uniforms from two dead Tories and
traveled, weak and weary, through bogs
and swamps to join you, but, overcome by
fatigue, stopped here for a few hours' rest
But how did you come here?"
" We came to capture two British soldiers,
but instead have found our Colonel and our
Captain. Three cheers, men, three cheers!"
And they did cheer strong and hearty.
And Mistress Dorothy? She crept back
to the kitchen, rocked herself back and
forth, and said: "Dorothy Whitcombe,
what a fool you've been!" Bertha Lamer,
in N. F. Mail and Ezprtss.
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H CLARKE, President, Albany, N. Y. J. A. TULLEYS, Vico
A.oDt. v.BMJJKhiir, Treasurer.
NEBRASKA & KANSAS.
FARM LOAN CO
PAID UP CAPI2AL,$oO,000.
Red Cloud, Neb. Albany, New York.
H. Clarke, Alb.v y. New York Geo R. Beach, BalstonSpa N.Y.
W. H. Knbtenn, Albany, N. Y. E. S. Francis, Pittslield. Ma
R.V.Shirey D.M. l'latt E. F, Hiclihnd. J. A. Iulieys M.B.McNi
MO ICANED. '
On improved larms in JNebrPMca hiiU Kansas Monev furnished as goon as thf
security is aporoveri Pnncwial and interest payable in Red Cloud
HIGHLAND & WECLH
Addition to the city of Red Cloud
By far the most desirable property in Kcd Cloud
33 1 2 1
21 o 21 2
20 3 2J 3
19 i ; J9 s
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ots reasonable, location uisy of access,
Beautifully situated. Buy now
il. v.Siiiukv, Pre?. Hlni Ci.AUKi:,Vicc-lrts. Jno. K. SiunEV, Cashier
Howari I). Catiikr. Assistant Cashier
FIRST NATIONAL BAnK,
Red Cloud, Nebraska.
ansrct a general banking business, buy and ?cll county warrants, also
nir.ty, prcf-ir.ct and school district bonds. Buy and :-cll foreign exchange
Jas. McNcnv. J. A.YulIcvs, ' G. W. Lindsov. II. V. Shircv.
John R. Shircy.
Henry Clarke, A.
New stock and almost at vour own fiourc.
Conic and cret bargains.
F. V TAYLOR,
Opposite Fiivt National bank and Post Oilice.
Special attention given to under talc nig.
W. E. Jackson, Viee-lresulent.
r.. P. Albright, cashier.
I. . ISum.", .V;itt!UCiIiio-.
Special Attention Civon
J.W.Shrnvooi!. II. Sherwood
L. 1. AHirtght. Levi Moore,
W. E. Jackson.
Writ. Ducker ami S. Xorris.
Buy and sell Exchange
Make collections and do a
Interest allowed on
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Lower than any yard in the world.
keep on hand a full line at
of all kinds, which they sell at the
Lowest Living Rates
and on the Best of Teiiua
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REAL ESTATE&LOAN BROKERS
Negotiate Loans, PayTaxes, Insurance W'ntten
Call and examine our bargains. Correspond
GUMP & WARNER.
Opp.ra House Biock Red Cloud
Ink for Robber Staaaps.
To makeagcod ink for rubber stamps:
Take aniline, rose or violet, ninety grain;
boil this in ono ounco of distilled water,
then add half a tcaspoonf ul of glycerine and
half as much molasses. Tne crystals of the
aniline dye must bo worked up with tne
boiling water and the other ingredients
added in succession. T!:i ink docs not
, readily smear, aiulj-et doc-3 not easily dry
upon the pad.
1 ity Harness Shop
J. L. MILLER,
dABNESa COLLABS, SADDLED
tvary thing usnal kept in first class
P. A. HANSEN, Proprietor.
qEO. O. AND R. D. YEI6EB,
FR0PRIET0B3 OF THS
Weosiir ConnU Abiirict Uct.
RED CLOUD. NEB.
Complete and only set of abstract
luwilra Jr. WoVutar tr1Tiv firftT.intf atl1
arming lands and city property fort
I take pleasure in informing thepeo-
j pie of this city and vicinity that I hare
located again m Red Cloud, where I
will be pleaaad to meet all who desire
business in my line. I will assure yon
that I am here for the purpose of do
ing rood work. All work guarantsjjl.
Call and seejae, al mtM Wkd Bt
kdb t r .
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sooth of P
Among their goods we call attenticn to the following:
Brown Planters. Chcckrowers and Cultivatojs,
Manufactured hy Geo. W. Brown & Co., Galeshnrg, Illinois.
j2;ile Listers snd Golden Eagle Cultivators,
3Ianufactured by Eagle Manufacturing Co.
Standard Planters, Chcckrowers, Cultivators and 3Iowers,
3Ianufacturf d by Emerson, Talcott & Co., of Rockford, Illtuofe
Manufactured by Hoosier Drill Co
Barnes Combined Cultivators, Tongue Walking Cultivators, Hay Rakes and
Manufactured by the Barnes Manufacturing Co., Freeport. 111.
The well known New Departure Cultivators,
Manufactured be the Pattee Plow Co.
Bugcies and Phaetons, the Best Goods on Earth Manufactured by
Studebaker Bros., ManufgCo., of South Bend, Indiana.
The wel1 known and reliable Deering Steel Binders and Mowers,
Manufactured by William Deering & Co., Chicago, HL
And Last but not Least, the World Renowned
and the Light Runniajr
Manufactured Aultaan, M:l'er 4 Co., Akron. Okio
They have sold these goods for twelve yemrs and time has demonstrated
that they are unexcelled.
Star Wind Mills,
Manufactured by Flint & Walling Manufacturing Co.
Also MonitorWind Mills and Waupun Vaneless Wild Mills.
You will observe that all their goods are first-class and manufactured by
firms who have an established reputation. A full line of repairs for above
The motto of the firm is "No Penitentiary Goods handled and no experi
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jsangarJt'iiw fWWFrA'penHv of Ethelbald I manly virtues which raise man above
bSSrSTwiSuM? Q TpTufcdaa K TSd lotent STSi thoEnhoatJatownJ
-Three yeare after the landing o! I "" uPn the huntei-s, who ar5
wuiiwucu iu truivu upon WO gTOUnu lO
summer-fallowing, in which our fathers RirBr Because she had venturcH togc
bad so much, faith, and by which they to the Public games without informin"
gr;w good crops of wheat F. J). Cur- htm of nor movements. Conkmporan
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