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A RCIIIARKA3LE LEAP.
Mf;?iaqs J eai
SpOTt OX "3-V r aHUW-SlW-
an inair noDul&r in the Sierra
aTevada Mouataias, to bcgianinff to bo
fraotked in some of the northern of
tJae Atlantic States. Ski running, a
onadlnaTian sport, is becoming popu
kr in Minnesota. The performer
down hill on iodjt wouuen
or foot toboggans, ana at a pre
pared jolt makes a leap into space.
Ninety-five feet is the longest ski jump
en record in Norway.
Ninety-fire feet seems an immense
leap, but it has been to far surpassed
in the Sierras that no Easterner need
ewer try tor the championship. The
ckanpkNi ski runner and lcaper of the
world was John A. Thompson better
kaowa as Enow-shoo Thompson"
who died in Alpine County, Cat,
bout thirteen years ago.
Thoapson was tjprn at Upper Tins,
Frettljeld, Norway, April 30, 1827,
ad died at his home in the Sierras
May 16, 187ft Ho was tho father of
the whole race of snow-shoe runners
f the mountain counties of California.
He made the first pair of Norwegian
enow-shoes ever seen on the Pacific
Thompson's greatest leap was made
am the side of a steep mountain just
west of the town of Genoa, Douglas
County. Darting down the side of the
ateep mountain he made a leap of
one hundred and eighty fcot. This
leap is vouched for by W. l Merrill,
postmaster at Woodford, in tho high
Sierras, and by several citizens of
Genoa. Tho leap was made from a
terrace half way down the side of the
Mountain, and the lcaper landed in a
drift of snow over fifty feet in depth,
where for a time he was buried out of
C P. Ciregory (now deccabot), who
was for some years neighbor to Snow
ahoe Thompson in the mountains,
aid, in spciiking of the feats of the
great ski-Ieaper: "I did not see him
snake his great jump off the side of
the mountain back of Genoa, but I
have often seen him make leaps of
ifty and sixty feet at Silver Mountain,
The people of Silver Mountain min
ing camp are wont to amuse them
selves in whiter by descending a big
Mountain near tho town and then
darting down to a valley below on
their snow-shoes. They had a starting
point only about half way up the side
wf the mountain. Snow-shoo Thomp
son sometimes joined these partios of
ski runners. He was not satisfied with
a run down half a mountain he
wanted it all
He would circle around till he had
reached the highest ponk of tho big
mountain. Ho would thon utter tho
wild war cry Of tho old Northmen, and
then with his balance polo poised
horizontally before him in both hands,
would como flyingdown tho side of the
mountain like a liend of the wind.
When he came near to tho crowd of
townspeople standing midway down
the mountain, Thompson would stoop
almost to the ground, then suddenly
springing up, would go sailing through
the air high above the men and
women watching tho descent. At
times ho would make, several leaps,
each of from fifty to eighty feet in a
einglo descent. His sky leaping was
not a littlo like "sky Hying."
Snow-sboo Thompson vjs a very
sinewy and powerful man. He stood
six feet in his stocking?, and weighed
one hundred and eighty pounds. He
had the blondo hair and beard and the
blue eyes of his Scandnavian ancestors,
the old sea-roving Northmen. Vir
gimia City Enterprise.
REMARKABLE" OLD MEN:
An AeeJUea to the I'aragTBpaa Publish
la the Ially rsper.
Jasper Sorcthumb, of Jo Daviess
County. HI., will bo one hundred and
five years old thirty years from next
Fourth of Jul. He is stilt hale and
hearty; and ho sat cheerfully on a fence
a, few days ago while his wifo chopped
cord of wood. Old Jasper after
ward said that he felt no fatigue what
ever. One of tho most prominont cases of
old age in the country is that of Deacon
Ananias Whopper, of Macon, Ga. The
deacon claims to be one hundred and
twelve years of age. and ho is so well
preserved that he does not look a day
over sixty. The deacon is also noted
at a liar.
Deacon Fhlneas R. Shinbone, known
aa the Sago of Green peas County,
Mast, died last week at tho ripe age
Of one hundred and thirty-seven years.
Tho deacon was strong and healthy up
to the hour of his death, which was
oausedbya buzz-saw. Mr. Shinbone
did not vote for all tho Presidents of
the United States, and he never saw
Washington; this is whero howns par
Pomp" Cadwallador, an old negro
In Tennessee is probably the oldest
man in America. Ho says he guesses
he is 'most free hundred.' While
he does not look so old as that, he
must be at least fifty-eight Ho was
a body-eervaotto General Washington.
Elder Bobea Snagg, of Salt Lake
City, is- ono hundred and twenty-one
years of age. Ho attributes his re
markable health and advanced age to
the incessant use of whisky and to
bacco. He is a very powerful man,
and recently dug a well with his own
hands. Why ho did not use a shovel
ia not stated.
fter. Samuel Cotton (colored), pas
tor of the Bethel M. E. Church. Rome.
Gftv, is said to bo ono hundred and
thirty roars old. He is still hale and
hearty; and recently walked to tho
eartrt grocery, with his own bands,
Mttamghtaquartof kerosene to aid
uiugnunguw nrc u uuuini-
he expected at any tune..
ribe for The Chiif.
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mar "race "
CHARACTER IN TONES.
The Fewer tarn Oee-1 r KvM
fat the Hum Yale.
Few of us are there who fail to rec
ognize the power for good or evil that
resides in tone. There is the tone of
authority that insures obedience; there
is the tone of anger which exasperates;
there are tho querulous, the insinuat
ing, the expostulating, the supplica
tory tones. There is the tone of happy
childhood, clear, kweet, careless; the
tone of neglected childhood, so moving,
There is nothing when one is under
a high state of excitement so difficult
to control as the voice, and probably
thero is no ono indicator of character
so accurate and trustworthy as the
voice. In the prevailing tones of the
voice in conversation a discriminating
listener can readily detect the various
qualities of the mind and heart which
goto make up the character of the
speaker; and this is to a large extent
true whether he speaks in a language
intelligible to the hearer or ia one un
known to him. Culture shows itself in
the tones of the voice almost as exactly
as in the language articulated, or
j in the expression of the face. Decision,
indecision, dissimulation, habitual
goodnature, merriment, melancholy,
ill-temper all leave their record as in
effaceably in the tones of the voice aa
they do on the lineaments of the face.
The cultivation of one's voice thus
resolves itself into the cultivation of
one's character. Where the voice is
habitually soft, clear, sweet, uniform,
the character will be found to cor
respond with it Where the voice is
full of dissonance, harshness, cold
ness, negativeness, the character will
be found to correspond with it
The vocal organs are exceedingly
mobile and sensitive, or they could not
so exactly reproduce In tone the con
dition of one's mind and the form of
one's character. Being thus mobile,
they are capable of indefinite cultiva
tion in the richness, variety, depth
and modulation of the tones they pro
duce; but no amouat of cultivation
will impart to the voice those peculiar
tones and qualities which indicate
sweetness of temper, charitableness of
disposition or refinement of taste.
These traits must bo in the character
or they will not appear permanently
and habitually in the voice.
The mother who can repress in her
self and in her children irritable,
angry and impatient tones does much
to insure harmony and peace within
the circle of which she is the center.
There are those whose voices bring
gladness, light, cheer, wherever they
penetrate, for they give assurance of
balmy presence, genial sympathy, in
fectious merriment. Benefactors in
deed are the owners of these voices,
and their memories are precious to the
hearts of all who listen to the melody
of their utterances. N. Y. Advocate.
Hatching Crows for Bounty.
An ingenious agricultural person
who lives not vory from Boston has hit
upon a new and decidedly profitable in
dustry. There has recently arisen a
demand for crows' heads, hitherto
deemed valueless, and it is his purpose
to supply it. Ten cents apiece the
county authorities have offered for the
crania of these interesting birds from
whose destructive propensities the
farmors' crops havo been suffering ser
iously of late years. Under ordinary
circumstances this bounty would not
leave a very large margin of profit for
the recipient It costs something, you
see, to kill a crow. There is the am
munition, in the first place, which is
expensive, and one can not count upon
slaying even a single inky-feathered
fowl for each charge of shot and pow
der. Besides, the sportmaa's time
must be reckoned in the acoouat But
the enterprising speculator above re
ferred to has devised a scheme by
which a maximum percentage ef gala
is to be secured without any risk
worth speaking of. He has set up a
chicken incubator of the most approved
pattern, in which is placed as fast as
laid the product of about one hundred
hen crows that have been trapped aad
confined, in company with perhaps a
dozen cock crows. Within (fifteen
days the little creatures are hatched.
and a fortnight later they are ready
to be decapitated. For be it under
stood that the head of a crow chick is
worth just as much as that of aa adult
of the species. At the uniform rate of
ten for a dollar, dead, they pay the
prodncer.--Albaay (N. T.) Argue,
e s a
Wisdom m Proverbs.
Pleasures steal away the mind.
A grain of prudence ia worth a pound
of craft Asiatic Proverb.
Envy sheoteth at other's aad woaads
himself. Russian Proverb.
Virtue aad happiness are mothet
aad daughter. German Proverb.
A blow from a frylag-paa smuts if
it does not hurt Spanish Proverb.
When there is room in the heart
there is room in the house. Danish
A mouse will scare a thlet Italiaa
Intemperance is the doctor's wet
nurse. German Proverb.
The envious may die, but envy aev
er. French 'Proverb.
Children's virtues bring new wealth
to the parents. Tamil Proverb.
A hired horse aad one's owa spare
make short miles. Dutch Proverb.
When tho bee sacks it makes hoaeyj
when tho spider, poison. Spanish
A very simple "Life ef Jesus." in
the Ifaliaa toague by Signer BoagaL
based solely on the gospel narrative,
has secured a large circulation.
SQetteenriigM aVerssmamakeea toesff-
Karma axaaf faasmtesBsmHama mmmmTtammmmmmL tjAsMwmnamt
the Threshing Machines then
in use were almost wholly of
the class known as the " Endless
Apron " style. Then it was that
Nichols & Shepard, of Battle
to develop an entirely new and
novel style of Grain Thresher and
Separatorwhich they very appro
priately named the "Vibrator."
It was a revolution in Thresh
ing Machines, and from a small
beginning of five machines in
1858 they soon reached a pro
duct of 1,000 yearly.
less Apron" machine out of mar
ket, and all other makers copied
it as closely as they dared. To
day all Threshing Machines of
any reputation or merit use the
principles of the old Vibrator.
Nichols ft Shepard have con
tinued in the business without
change of name, location, or
management; - and during, the
past three years have brought
out and developed another new
Threshing Machine for grain and
seeds, 'as superior to all existing
machines as (heir former wasto
theEndlessApron.' They name
this new and improved Thresher
and predict as great a revolution
in the trade, and as complete
success over all rivals as they
had thirty-one years ago.
If yon are interested as aFsnnerorThreih.
crawa, write for particulars, which they
send free. Address
NICHOLS ft SHEPARD.
BATTLE CREEK, MICH. ,
Notice is hereby given that I will
examine all persons who may deBire
to offer themselves as candidates for
teachers of the public schools of this
county, at Red Cloud, on the third
Saturday of each month.
Eva. J. King .
Herbert L. Luce. You are liivcby notified
that on the Cth day ot June, lw", I. J. Bautu,
Eurcham.-d at private tax sale, at the court
nuse tn Hed Cloud. Netir.ixka, (or the taxes of
the year ixss, amounting to Sliirci. the following
lands situated in Webster county. Nebraska,
taxed in the name of Herbert L. Luce to-wit:
Part n c " of n w V c as. town 2, ruture 11,3
acres. The time for redemption of said lands
from the lien of said tax wife will exln .June
6th. lNW. and if not redeemed I will make ap
plication for a treasurer" tax deed. I.. IIaum.
Oalr Rmlia Syateai fMeawry Tralalas,
Far ! Learned ia aae rcaalas.
Allad waaderlas cared.
Krerr rail aad adalt area 1 1 r feeaefttted.
Groat inJaeemeoU to CorrMpoailraca CUaaaa,
Pnmrttu, with Opinion of Dr. Wm. A. Ilaa
Baad, tho world-famwl Bswcialut in Mind Uiwwa.
j. .11. 0aeairr, u.w-joaiwjroi nris
!, acfothj.tKaBt pqaftSjby.
A. XjOIBBTTK, S9TCimAVa.il!, .
C. W. Kalkv, J. I Kalkv.
A TTOBNEYS AT LAW . Agent for the B.
M ftM.R-K.Unds. Oflceou Webster street
Bed Cloud. Nebraska.
U. C. Case, Jab. McNexv,
CAE & McNENY.
4 TTORNEVS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW
A, Will practice In all courts of this stata
seueetlons as well as litigated business careful
y and efficiently attended to. Abstracts furnish
eaaaappUcatioa. OmrL-thn First National Bank, had
I. W. 1ULLEYS.M. I
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Chronic diseases treated by mail.
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A guaranteed cure for all aer
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particulars in pamphlet.
tree to erery applicant
WaCaaraatee 84k fjaxea
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order received w send six boxes
with a wrtttea guarantee to re
fund the money if our specific
does not effect a cure. Address
all coaununications 10 ia oic
nfacturera. thkjiukai jhbiotiwi.
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ld In Bed Cloud by C. L. COTTINO sole
tim Pirn will take notice that oq the
ayaf Marra. le, EUy J. Flynn pUlcUlL
aareiaUedDere petiUoa in the district cou'tdf
5SaWreoHary.'errsca against him the oa-
Smi aesrrnaa- ptalnUS for asore than twa
i b amMrt raisux ana iot i
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Srm aad custody of her three atiaar caQdrra
aTwH: Heary Osasood aged sixteen rears.
El rsaaklla aced ten years and AgaeaEaxuy
m ire Tears, you are recurred toaaswer
SdpetttSToa or before .the chdayof May
By Kaley Bros, hex attaraejs.
. .w. at Mturt of Webster cocnrr.Xe
wka. Faaaie aaycr ts IVrry Sawyer, fa
gaiSi aaakast y tte.said iwrsawr
Subscribe for THE CHIEF, the
oldest and newsiest paper in the
county. Job work in all its vari
ous branches in best style.
GUMP & WARNER,
REAL ESTATE&LOAH BROKERS
Call and examine our bargains. Correspond
GUMP & WARNER.
Opera House Block Red Cloud
The Strike is Over !
And Q. W. Dow invites youi
Repairing of every daseriptioa done with neatness and dispatch. SatieJactiaa
guaranteed ia erery case. Aring cash in your purses and I will do
G. W. Dow,
THE CITY LIVERY STABLE.
McAvoy & Farrel, Props,
Keep Fine Rigs and Good Teams
At Reasonable Prices,
sa a ether via ta4 tai. tee east livery sUM. ia ia. est. FirsS
oer sasi ef MeUaad Boaae.
RED CLOUD, NEB
It will be of interest
. - BSaaakManaWwaBaSiBaeaw
The celebrated IMPORTED Iron Gray
attention to a few of ha maay
keeps in stock.
RED CLOUD, NEB.
to Breeders to see
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ILLINOIS Davenport. Muscatine, Ottumws, Oakalooaa. Wavt Libartr. Iowa
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towns aad clUaa in Southern Nabraaka, Kanaaa, Cilorals, Utah. New
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SOLID FAST VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
Of Falar. Coaenee laadinir all competttora in splendor of aqutpaaani and
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iaoMalng Chair Cam (PKEK). and Palace Sleeping Cars. CantorntaKarnr
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aunthag mm tahlng around of the Northweet. Ita Wal.rloam Urmn.-h
eouraal ekraugh the mom productive lands of Northern Iowa, Soutawvatoru
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E. ST. JOHN,
PROMPT ATTENTION OIVEN TO
Collections, Taxes Paid, &c.
Office with the County Judge, Moon Block
Red Cloud, Nebraska.
B. CLARKE President. Albany. N.Y J. A. TULLET. VtcePreahl.O
Kobt. V. 8HIREY. Troaaniror.
NEBRASKA & KANSAS.
FAMM ILOAN CO..
PAID UP CAPriAL,$50,00Q.
Rcxl Cloud, Svb. Albany, Nw York.
H. Clarke. Albany. New York Geo R. Ilcarh, HaUtonHna N.V.
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: MONEY LCANID.
On isaprovea (arms hi .Vrbrs'.ka aid Kan'aa. Monev furnlhrl as arKn a th.
security ia approved. Principal and interest payable in llr CIou.l
A. H. BROWN, rnnr.
dm m. and 4th A v.. Red Clond.
D. B. Spanoglc,
and Loan Aget
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raormoEroav or run
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