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' Red Cloto, Webster County, Neb., Friday, March 1, 1889.
2 he Western A Southern
j Red Cloud, Nebraska,
Have Bargains for you in
See d:s sot kaow
Tlie ardor of tcy iiarsion.
Tt.ouRli bbe's div.nc.
Bach Idtc as mice
It aadlj out of fashloB.
She 1 o sweet I
Uut thonKU Ul.crcet,
She's pUyful as kliica.
And I can bee
She'd laugh at me
If the knew how I'm tmlttac
She'd laugh at me
I pla nly sec.
For love i out of fabhton
Wnh such as she.
Khc'i fancy free,
Acfl osly playt with panic.
Yet after all.
On earth's round ball
There's no one ranks above her,
I want her sol
By Jove 1 THko
And tell her how I lnve her!
A BRAVE RUN FOJt LIFE.
How John Colter Escapod a Ter
Bm Travels Naked for Srvn Day. Par
aed by a DIoody and Releat
less Foe aad at Last Reacbasj
a Flara of Saft'ty.
Grain Leather Boots,
- Arctics. Over Shoes, Sandals,
Men's Bubber Coats,
Flannels, Etc., Etc.,
Ladies and Genf$ Underwear,
Cloaks and Shawls,
The above goods must and will
be sold at
The Western and Southern Mercantile kmk
MASON'S OLD STAND
jEhas. Schaftnit, Manager
What is known as Lewis and Clarko'fe
expedition to explore the Missouri
river took place in the year 1805. It
was manned by Captain Mcrriwother
Clarke, thrco sergeants and seven sol
diers of the United States army, ac
companied by twenty-six otber per
sons, among whom were a number of
Frenchmen. Their adventures and
discoveries are not of o much impor
tance as tho fact that John Colter and
John Potts were members of the expe
dition. Those two men wero cither
discharged from the command, or
after tho expedition had returned to
its starting place, went back into tho
Indian country on their own hook.
This point, as well as .tho exact loca
tion of their ad ventures, appears to bc
clouded in doubt, although their en
counter is fully authenticated. They
were trapping beaver near the con
fluence of the Madison river with tho
Jefferson fork. The Itlnckfect Indians
were hi that region and ono of them
had been killed by Lowis. Awaro of
tho bitterness of Indian hostility Col-.
ter and Potts 6et their traps at night, J
drew them in each morning and lay i
concealed during the day.
They were examining their traps
early one morning, in a creek which
they wero ascending in a canoe, when
they suddenly heard a great noise,
resembling the trampling of animals.
But they could" hot ascertain tho fact,
as tho high, perpendicular banks on
each side of tho river impeded their
view. Colter immediately pronounced
it to bo occasioned by Indians, and
advised an instant retreat, but was
accused of covardico by Potts, who
insisted tho noiso was occasioned by
buffaloes, and they proceeded on. In
a few minutes afterwards their doubts
wero removed by the appearance of
about five or six hundred Indians on
both sides of tho creek, who beckoned
them to come iwhorc. As retreat was
now impossible. Colter turned the
head of the canoo to tho shore. At
tho moment of its touching an Indian
poked tho rifle belonging to Potts.
But Colter, who was a remarkably
strong man. immediately retook it
and handed it to 1'olts. who remained
in tho canoo. and uon receiving it,
pushed off into the river. Ho had
scarcely quitted tho thoro when an
arrow was fchot at him, and ho cried
out: Colter. I am wounded." Colter
remonstrated with him on tho folly of
attempting to escape and urged him
to come ashore. Instead of comply
ing, ho instantly leveled his rifle at
I aa Indian, and shot him dead on the
This conduct, situated as ho was,
may appear to have txen an act of
madness; but it was doubtless the ef
fect of sudden but sound enough rea
soning; for if taken alive ho must have
expected to havo been tortured to
death, according to tho Indian custom.
And in this respect tho Indians of this
region excelled all others in the inge
nuity they displayed in torturing their
Be was instantly pierced with ar
row, so numerous that, to use the
language of Colter, "ho was made a
They now seized Colter, stripped
hlsa entirely naked and begaa to con
sult oa the manner in which he should
be put to death. They were first In
eliavd to ect him up as a mark to shoot
at; but the chief interfered, aad. b
iaghlairythe shoulder, askea ala If
to camld ram fast Colter, who fed
been some time amen? tho Kce Katva,
or Crow Indians, had. in n cossidora
ble degree, acquired the Tlackfoot
language, and was slso well acquainted
with Indian csstoms. Ho k&ew tbnt
he had now to run for his life, with the
dreadful odds of five or six hundred
afaiast him, and thce armed Indians.
Be therefore cunniagly replied that he
was a Tery boa runner, although, is
trMk, he was considered by the haa
Lfcnfca remarkably swift.
to remain stationary, and led Colter
out to tho prairie threa or four hun
dred yards and released him to save
himself if ho could. At that instant
the war-whoop sounded in the car3 of
poor Colter, who, urged with the
hopo of preserving life, ran with a
speed at which ho himself was sur
prised. Ho proceeded towards Jeffer
son Fork, having to traverse a plain
six miles in breadth, abounding with
the prickly pear, on which he ovcry
instant was treading with his naked
feet. He ran nearly half way across
the plain before he ventured to look
over his shoulder, when be perceived
that tho Indians were very much scat
tered and that ho had gained grounds
to a considerable distance from the
main body; but one Indian, who
carried a spear, was much before all
the rest, and not more than a hundred
yards from him.
A faint gleam of hope now cheered
the heart of Colter. Ho derived con
fidence from tho belief that escape
was within the bounds of possibility.
But the confidence was nearly fatal t
him, for he exerted himself to such a
degree that tho blood gushed from his
nostrils, and soon almost covered the
fore part of his body. He had now
arrived within a mile of tho rivor,
when ho distinctly heard tho appall
ing sound of footstops behind him, and
every instant expected to feel the
spear of his pursuer. Ho again
turned his head and saw tho eavago
not twenty yards behind him.
Determined, if possible, to avoid the
expected blow, ho suddenly stopped,
turned around and spread out his
arms. Tho Indian, surprised at tho
suddenness of tho action and perhaps
at tho bloodj- appearance of Colter,
also attempted to fctop. but. exhausted
with running, he fell whilo attempting
to throw his spear, which stuck in the
ground and broke in his hand. Colter
instantly snatched up tho pointed part,
with which ho pinned the Indian to
the earth, and then continued his
The forexnobt of the Indians, on ar
riving at tho plnco, stopped until oth
ers carnc up to join them, and then
gave a hideous yell. Kvory moment
of this time was improved by Colter,
who, although fainting and exhausted,
succeeded in gaining tho skirting of
cottonwood trees on tho borders of tho
fork, to which ho ran and plunged into
tho river. Fortunately for him a lit
t'.o below this placo was an ibland,
against tho upper point of which a
raft of drift timber had lodged. He
dived under tho raft, and after several
efforts got his head above water.
among the trunks of troos covered
over with smaller wood to tho depth
of several feet. Scarcely had ho He
cured himelf when the Indians ar
rived on the river, screeching and
yelling, as Colter expressed it, "like
so many devils."
They wero frequently on tho raft
during ihe day and wero seen through
the chinks by Colter, who was con
gratulating himself on his escape, un
til the idea aroso that they might set
tho raft on fire. In horriblo suspense
ho remained until night, when hear
ing no more from the Indians, ho divod
from under the raft and swam instant
ly down tho river to a considerable
distance, when he landed and traveled
nil night. Although happy in having
escaped from tho Indians, his situa
tion was still dreadful. He was com
pletely naked under a burning sun, the
soles of his feet wero filled with tho
thorns of the prickly pear; ho was
hungry and had no means of killing
game, although he paw abundance
around him and was at a great dis
tance from the nearest settlement. Al
most any man but an American hunter
would have despaired under such cir
cumstances. The fortitude of Colter
remained unshaken. After seven days
of sore travel, during which he had no
other sustenance than roots, ho at
length arrived at Lisa's Fort on the
Big Horn branch of the Ycllowstoae
river. Jf. Y. Graphic.
MONTE CARLO SUICIDES.
Gamblers Tfcer. Do Net Risk waefc Wtg
Stakes as la Day at Ter.
An American who ha just returned
from France says that tho day he ria
ited Monte Carlo happened to bo the
day on which the annual meeting of
the shareholders occurred, and that
after the meeting general gloom per
vaded the entire surrounding atmo
sphere. It socsu that the profit aad
low account showed a profit
but a profit very much ks thi
keen the case ia preceding years.
After paying the expenses of thooa
0ODL were left for thoo wan held stock
ia the conpnnr- A fex? year? ago tho
'"p-cfits were douho this stun. The
1 change is ewtng. so It is sa d, to a
; growing cC'Rserv&tiss caor the
ganbler. both men aad womea. who
. frequent this famous resort. There is
jest aj m;ih gambling as th-ra eTer
wt. hut the gumbiicg for enorsjou-lT
' high flakes is net so frequent. Men
' ani -somen nctr rmer fire-fracc
' r-Ieces instead of lonLs aad bsek-ni-tes.
Oae intern:!- fees ist&aet
used to be. There were nineteen out
cides during tho past year, men and
women both driven to tho taking away
of their own lives because of despair
over losing various divisions of the
250,000 profits of Monte Carlo. The
previous year when the profits wero
300,000 tho suicides numbered twenty-five.
Tho number of suicides and
tho profits of the establishment main
tain a ratio, or seem to do so, from
year to year. The proportion is about
one suicide to every 12,000 profit to
tho gambling establishment, which
means, of course, a corresponding
amount of loss to tho patrons.
A study of the interesting fluctuation
of those suicides to correspond with
the gamblIng-houo profits would cer
tainly have delighted Mr. Buckle.
N. Y. Mail and Express,
I HAY KNIFE
arJaasBa mat a a a? a wjom-s aiu toy
ssassaasj ova aaaaa i Turouum.
She "Mamma has given $25,000
to establish an old man's homo. Isn't
that nice, Charlie?" He (yearnfuUy) J
"Very nice, but not so nice as if she
would give that much to establish a
young man's home, Fannie." Wash
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THE HMJUB HOLT COMPAHY, Cast
GREAT BARGAINS !
GOODS SOLD C
THAN EVER AT
Gray's immortal "Elegy" occu
pied him for seven years.
a sharp watch or a vigorous commu-
alty of young roachos would soon ,
spring into being to take tho placo off
tho old ones I killed off.
"Roaches, although universally do
tested, aro much more cleanly in their
habits than house flies. Give me my I
choico of food that roaches have
feasted on and that which has fur- j
nished meals to the flies, and I will
choose tho stuff tho roaches have
trampled on every timo. Thoy like
pasto and any thing that is moist, and
are always moro numerous where
water is frequently slopped around.
Hence they aro u common nuisance In
hotels, saloons and restaurants. But j
they always prefer cleanly places J
rather than dirty ones." '
"How is it that they so quickly find
their wny into new houses?"
"Quito often they move in before tho
people do. or rathor aro carried in.
When old furniture, fcuch as book
cases, desks, or similar articles aro
taken to a new house enough roaches
ride along to etart a villugo of their
own in a. short time. Then they como
along in packing cases from tho gro
cery stores and other establishments.
I onco offered to bet a man I could find
roaches in n brand new, elegant hotel
on tho d.iy that it was opened to the
public. Ho didn't take me up because
he knew that I knew what I was talk
ing about. There are three kinds of
roaches the ordinary roach, the red
roach and the big bhick roach. The
croton bug. as thoy call it in New
York, is nothing but a roach." Pitts-burg-Dispatch.
DRAWING ROOM ART.
Xea aaO Women Wko Make a LHrias; y
Katartalatag- I'll rate rartlea.
There is a considerable class of
artistic people in this city, as in other
largo places, who make their living
all or in part through tho exhibition
of their talent in privato entertain
ments, receptions, musicales. parties,
ball and even at funerals. They are
mostly persons of both sexes with
musical talent, cither vocal or in
strumental, and since they are usually
quite young wo may not be amiss
in prophesying that from their midst
will spring tho future Nilssoas,
Capouls, Rubinsteins, Gottsckalks,
Mozart. Paganinia, Ole Bulls aad like
representative of the diviae art. I
know of two ladies who are frequently
enrared to dIhv their great harps at
select gatherings:of several young saoa,
no or two of whom are Caere boy,
who play the violin in choice social
circles; of numerous pianists In regular
doataad for such work during the long
winter evenings. Taca I know of
vocalist. men aad women aad youths
who serve to delight the calturod
listeners who are Invited to the hosaeo
of the wealthy. In addition to those
in tho musical line are a few of the
sew school of female whistlers, owr
city having two or three yosthful
beauties whose warbling, are little
abort of wonderful to such of uo who
have never before realized the bird-like
qualities of a girl's throat. Ia addi
tioa to those artists aro too experts ia
other lines, such as readers, story-tol-leca.
awooJoffuo artists, slaigbtf-aaad
lira. F. 2S ewhouse.
I have a choice line of Dresn Goods vitn trimmings to
match, Buttons, Velvets, Flannels, Hoods, Toboggan, Ham
burgs. Laces, all kinds of White Trimmings. Hosiery, Gloves
Mittens, Ladies Underwear, Yarns, Silk Handkerchief, Lace
Curtains. All of the above will be sold out at the very
FURN J.TURE FURNITURE !
Having purchased the stock of
Formerly owned by Fred YVii ton, will k'U you Furniture of
all kinds, at wrv low figures. Call and him.
STORK-Cook's old Red C loud Drug Store Building. :M
door west of Holland House. Red Cloud.
GUMP & WARNER,
REAL ESTATE&L0AN BROKERS
Call and examine our bargains. Correspond
GUMP & WARNER.
Opera House Block
HACKER & PARKER,
e 1 rm
e delicacies a specialty.
Quality tells, Prices sell.
talkers aad tho rosralar beads of
Mssie niaf.Hfta, like tho Mayor o
THE TRALERS LUMBER CO.
Lower than any yard in the world
skill sUoateya ia the
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