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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 12, 1904)
The winter has hardly
commenced, but we have
more of these goods than
we want and are "going
to dispose of them if the
price will do it.
Our prices have been
the lowest, but we are
going still lower to sell
We sold our first stock
this winter and bought
again. The second time
we got too many. We
want to move them.
Come in and investi
IN EVERY 9TYLE.
Tho Bon Ton is propurod
to servo Chbtors in every
stylo on bhort notico. All
for cold weather servod at
the soda fountuln. Catering
for partlos and daDces.
The Bon Ton
W. S. BENSB. Proprietor.
is a ploasant recreation,
is invigorating and is a
healthful pastime, and
for a pleasant hours
amusomont nothing is
more interesting than a
game or two at the : : :
Apex Bouilinq Alleys
W. L. MoMILLAN,
Choioo Tobacoos and Cigars
AlwayB on Hund
at Reasonable Prices.
MRS. J. A. TULLEYS
nice NFIIF FMEQTON
Parlors at homo of Mrs Tulloys.
ISAAC B. COLVIN,
REAL ESTATE I VRM LOANS.
& Look Box23.QuidoHock,Nob.
All kinds of proporty bought, sold and
OOLLBOTIONS MADK. UBAd0NAUUt
HELD FOR MURDER.
Frank Barker Bound Over to the April
Term of the District Court.
Frank Darker, uhnrgo.l with mur
dering his brother nml Bister in-law,
Dinlel Darker nnd wlfo, was brought
down from Hastings, Siilurday after
noon, whore ho had been taken as n
precaution against mob violence
Veiy fow pioplo were at tho depot to
meot tlio train when it cnnic in, though
tho city was crowed with people from
all parts of tho county. Deputy Sheriff
Foe had been informed at Blue Hill
that a mob of ilfteen hundiod proplo
was at tho depot, tlnoUening to lynch
tho pi isoner when ho arrived. Arrang
monts wore undo with tho train
officials to pull through the station
should the repot t prove true. Instead
of tho mob of lido-iii hundred, there
wero hardly moto thin a dozen poople
(By courtesy of tho
to meet tho train, and there was no
Barker was taken immediately to tho
court hoiibc, which was packed to
suffocation, and it was with difficulty
that tho officers mado their way
through the crowd with the prisoner
'J ho accused was arraigned beforo
County Judge Keeney, tho indictment
wis lead and lie pleaded not guilty.
Alt'T a fow preliuiininaiics iho stato
began the introduction of testimony.
Attorney Challln, for tho defene,
asked that the witneshoi for the stato
Accused of murdering bis brother and
(Courtesy of the Nation.)
bo separated, and after a lengthy
argument the request was granted.
Eli Bennett was the first witness call
ed for tho state. He testified to the
manner of finding the bodies, describ
ing tho place and also the position of
the murdered couple when unearthed.
Andrew Arnold, who owns tho place
on which tho Barkers lived, testified
an to tho timo when thoy were last seen
alivo. Asked whotLer Dan Barker had
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WHERE THE BODIES OF THE MURDERED OOUPLE WERE FOUND
(By courtesy of tho Rod Cloud Nation.)
expressed auy intention of leaving tho
country and going to Denver to live,
Mr. Arnold stated that Barker had ox
pressed no such intontion; on the con.
trary, all his conversation bad boun ex
pressivo of his intontion to remain on
tho place, and referred to plans for tho
Charles Iluntor testified to having
seen the Murker last on Sunday ptr
cotll1 g tii 3 discoo'y of tho crime. Ho
also told of having given a check to
Frank llirkur in cxi'hingn for $100
cash the day after tin murder is sup
posed to have been committed.
Vsiti Nogley, who, with his wife,
spent Sunday afternoon at tho home of
D,inBrker, and wero probably the
last pet sons t have seen tho murdered
ample alive, testified that Dm Darker
had made arrang monts with him to
butcher a hrg some day the following
week, and that ho had made no men
lion of any intention to lenvo tho
country. On the contrary, when the
two men were looking over tho stock
on the place, Dan hnd pointed out to
Negley tho stock wliich ho intendod to
keep as breeders and milk cows. The
Negleys left the Daiker homo about 5
o'clock in the afternoon.
Arthur Wolcott, pioprielnr of the
Inavale meat mntket, testified as to
Frank Barker's w irking for him put
Red Cloud Nati n.)
ting up ico on Monday following tho
disappearance of Dan Barker and wife.
Sheriff McArthur was called and
testified as to the finding of tho bodies.
Utiy Batker, tho lG-yent-old brother
of the accused, vho had been roloased
from custody on bail, was next put on
the stand and stated that his brother
Frank auivtd at his fnlhci's home
Monday morning bot.vcen half past 1
and 8 o'clock, and changed his clothes,
but did not go to bed, saying lie was
goiiij? to Dan Darket's to spend tne
rein-under cf the night, in order to be
tlieio oatlyinthu inoining to do tne
chores. (Joy Baikal' himself had been
at the homo of Dan B irker ftequontly
between the lime of tho disappearance
of the murdered ouple and
the airost of Frank Birkor
for ho muider, but had accepted
Frank's story of their having left for
Tho testimony of Guy Barker closed
tho case for the stato aud the hearing
was ad jo lined until 8 o'clock in tho
At the evening sesion of tho court
Attorney Challln offered a demurrer to
tho evidence and moved the discharge
of the prisoner on tho ground thit no
case had been mado ngiinut him.
After aiguing tho m-tltur for more
than an hour the demurtor was with
drawn, and after a short argumont on
the motion to dismiss the court over
ruled tho motion and tho defense was
asked to introduce its witnesses.
Wm. Renkel, at wnose home Fiank
Barker spent the evoning after church
Sunday, was called aud testified that
Frank Barker had been at his homo as
Into as 12 o'clock Sunday night.
Thil closed the giving of testimony,
and after arguments whloh lastod till
aearly midnight the rase was finally
Judge Keeney, who had heard tho
inquiry with the utmost fairness and
patience, decided that under tho evi
dence he had nothing to do but h ld
tho accused to appear at the April
term of tho district court, without bail.
Thoro is no sympathy whatever for
the aeoujod man, tho general opinion
boiug that tho authorities have tho
guilty party in custody.
The crimo for which Frank Barker
is held was undoubtedly tlie most cold
blooded and deliberately planned mur
dor ever committod in Wobster county.
The crimo was not the work of an in'
Our Reduction Sale
is a Success
THE CMDEN-KALEY CLOTHING CO.,
ONE PRICE CLOTHIERS.
vV First Door North of Postofflce,
sano person, neither can tho excuso of
a 'gor or hatred bo advancod, ns the
b 'others hnd never quarreled, so far as
known. Frank Dirkcr, the accused
man, showed no emotion whatever
when told of the finding of the bodies
FUNEItAI. OK TIIK VICTIMS
The funeral scrvirenof Daniel Darker
and his wife, Al.ce Barker, wete held
at the Methodist church in Hud Cloud
Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock, con
ducted by Rev. E. L llutehitH, Rev.
Wm. Hauptmauu and Kuv. J. M Date.
The chinch wascroudeil witlisympa
ih Jng re I u ivex, friends and neighbors
of 'he gtiufstiiukcn puront.i of themur
elered man and woman.
Tho grief of Mrs. B.ukcr, mother of
Dan and Frank Barker, was particular
ly affecting, and many wero moved to
Following till sermon, thoso present
wero allowed to view tho remains,
which wero afterward laid to rost in
tho Red Cloud cemetery.
Death of Mrs.FlnKcBblndcr.
Mrs Alice Fiukeubender, wife of
Michael Finkenbiuder, liing twomilos
west of Red Cloud, died Tuesday at
at Boulder, Col., from tho effects of an
operation performed a fow days before.
Mrs. Finkenbiuder bad oeen an invalid
for about ten years.
Alice Smith was born in Pennsyl
vania Augus' 28, 1838, and was about
CO yoirs and G mouths of age when she
died. In early lifo she removed to Illi
nois, where she was married about
thirty years ago to Michael Finken
binder. They came to Nebraska from
Illinois nineteen years ago.
Mrs. Finkenbinder was a member of
tho Dunkard church, with which she
became. unitod about sevon years ago.
Tho remains of Mrs. Finkenbinder
wero brought to this city Thursday and
the funeral services were held at tho
Brethren church at 2 p. m. yesterday,
conducted by Rev. Conrad Fttz, pastor
of the church. Interment was in mado
in the Red Cloud cemetery.
Tho undorsignod will sell at public
sale on tho Moon ranch, 2 miles wost
of Rod Cloud, Neb , on Fubrutry 24,
80 hoad of good horses, consisting of
2.'i span of, inures and geldings, well
broken nnd leudy for use. Tiiese
horses aro woll htod and good weights,
ranging from 1000 to 1300 lbs; also, 20
heai! of young stuff coming yearlings
and two years old. Boar in mind this
stuff is exnntly ns ndvortised nnd will
be sold to the highest bidder. A credit
of nine mouths will be given, putchaser
giving notu with approved security.
Sale will begin at 10 a. m -harp.
Come eaily and get a whack at the
best teams or match your odd horses.
They are good ones. Duii't miss thorn.
C. E. Smi'i'Kff, Propriotor.
Farm For Sale.
Consisting of 100 acres, 2) miles
south of Red Cloud. 65 ucres under
cultivation, 15 acres of alfalfa, good
stand; 20 acres of fine timbor, 15 acres
meadow, One grass; rett in pasture,
fenced in, running water in creek tho
year round; good 4 room house, built
tivo years; new granary, fair barn, new
cow shod 90 foot long. L. Soderberg,
Rod Cloud. roohl2
Birds work for man from tho first
glimmer of light,
Rocky Mountain tea works for man
kind both day and night,
That's why it Is famous tho world
o'or and o'er,
It will not let you turn over and take
another snore. C. L. Cotting,
Dozens of people have taken advantage
of this very liberal sale.
While our line is pretty badly broken,
there ir, still left some good, stylish SUITS
The cold weather has created a demand
for good, warm clothing, and when you
thin& of this think of our great 20 per cent
Men's, Boys' and Children's heavy weight
Suits, Overcoats and Pants 1-5 off regular
plain figure prices.
$100 Buggy Given Away
Tug Ciiikk takes pleasuro in an
nouncing that someono of its mill
scrlbors will In tho near future bo pre
sented with u 8100 buggy. Wo havo
determined to increase our subscrip
tion list, mid tit the samo timo offer iu
iiidue'emeut to old subset ihers to pay
up. Here is the pluii:
For ovory dollar paid on subscrip
tion, by either now or eild subscribers,
the person paying tho .sumo will bo
entitled to four gtiuses em tho total
number of admissions to tho World's
fair ut St. Louis on opening day, April
30, 1!)01. The person making the near
est correct guess will bo presented
with u haudsome 8100 buggy, abso
lutely freo. Tho buggy will bo on ex
hibition Peterbou's implement
To onnblo subscribers to form an
estimate on tho probable attendance,
wo givo tho following' figures on pre
vious similar ovonts:
Number of admissions on opon
in day at Philadelphia Con
teunhil, 1870 180,072
At opouing of the World's Fair,
Chicago, 1803 137,557
At dedication day of St Louis
World's Fair, April 30, 1903.. .103,337
1. 1. t. F. Drill Contest.
Arrangements aro beiug made to
make February 20th this mouth a date
of record of Odd Fellowship in this
city. A fino 195 gavol is offered by this
lodgo for tho best drill woik by the
competing teams from various lodges
in the district. Guido Rock aud
Superior have already entered and
many more aro expected. The objoct
is to perfect the initiatory coremonles
and by fraternal rivalry develop tho
best there is in the work. Many prom
iuent Odd Folio wi will bo horo from
all parts of tho state.
Tho institution hero U in a flourish
ing condition numbering more than a
hundred momhers nnd besides their
ministrations of love, lelieving the sick
nnd the dUtrcsiod, they havo their own
hail aud besides u comfortable sum of
money on hand and have tecently re
fitted their liall so that their quarter
a ro the veiy beat.
A banquet will bo hold in connection
with the dull which will ho held In the
Woodman hall and the general piiulic
is invited. Tne W. R. C will furnish
the good tnlugs to eat nml will charge
thirty cents a pinto for tlio samo. The
proceeds are to go t tlio old sohliiuV
monument fund. Here is an oppor
tunity of having plenty to eat and to
listen to toasts and a short musical
program and at the sime time help a
wotthy cau40 by contributing to this
proposed monument. By tho way,
havo jou bought a button? By so do
ing you will help tho soldiers' monu
ment fund. Would jou miss it?
Real Estate Transfers.
Transfors for week ending Wednos
day, February 10, furnished by J. H.
Bailey of Webster County Abstract
Cbas M Smith and wifoto Jonoph
Fray Mills net 211-11 wd 3000
C Perkins Trustee to Cutis M
Smith net 23 3-11 wd 2400
Michall Cleary to Kubleon Clu-
ary nwi 20-2.10 wd 3200
Kathleen Cleary tj Ous.uv
Pundt nw4 8G-2-10 wd 8200
Red Cloud, Neb. M
in Adams county, May 21th.
For first-class insurance, m
can on or ikkhchs
O. C. TEEL
1 RED CLOUD, NEB.
J. P. HALE
Some of tho finest farms and
city property in Wobstor Coun
ty, Nebraska, for riiIo. Pricos
ranging from $JC to 125 per aero.
J. P. HALE,
Rett Cloud, Nebraska.
H. B. ASHBR,
Of tlio' Kansas City Votor
Iniiry College. Ofllco at C.
M. Smith's Livery Barn.
ALL CALLS PR0NPTLYIA1TENDED
RED CLOUD, - - NEB.
At Blno HllPovory Thursday.
Pure brod Rock Cockrols,
75o and SI. Hous, 75o.
Eggs, 50o for 15.
IDA M. FOUTS,
Guide Rook, Ned.
Or iuqulro of Wm. Van Dyke,
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