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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (May 6, 1904)
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VOLUME XXXII. KEI) CLOUD, NEKKASIvA, MAY (J, 11)01. """" " NUMBER!
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1 RED CLOUD,
CHIEF Bl SlOUXiisr-
the hill iii an open grave, covered only
Willi pules mid lirilsli. llor clothes
dishes and trinkets wore placed in tho
By right prices wo don't mean City prices or Bar
gain prices, but prices that are right for reliable mer
chandise. We stand back of the representation of
every article sold from this store. If you are not
satisfied with your purchase, bring it back in salable
condition and we will cheerfully refund your money.
Qn A lot or 1,000 yards of
Ou lliiu Gingham in stripes,
checks and plain colors the
usual 10c kind. Instead
of 10c, price
One lot of French
(Jinghams in stripes.
These are mostly retnnents and
short, lengths carried over from
last tall, with a number of new
patterns. Usual price
2T to !t0c. Price now
Home pretty new novelties in
fancy neck ribbons. Satin Taf
feta in white, with largo silk em
broidered dots in pink, bluo and
red. Champagne color with
small silk embroidered dots, in
white, red and black. A late
novelty; per yard 35c
.'(X yards of 2 to 4 in. Torchon
and Val. Laces. Come while tho
assortment is complete. Per
yard, while they last 5c
Whites mid black stripe, col
ored stripes, plainwhite, lace
elfects, etc., in regular 50c cloth,
but remnent lengths of 5 to 18
yd pieces. Instead of 50c. ,33c
Bv U. G. KNIGHT.
At the continence of the Kcya Paha white men in it near the mouth of
creek and the Niobrara river, in Holt Klin Creek, east of what is now the
county, Nebraska, six miles west of .town of Ked Cloud, ami they gave
the present town of liutte, in a beauti-. them battle and killed them all. These
ful grove of cotton woods and box , men were from Michigan and were
elders which stood between the two hunting bull'alo. Ked Cloud always
swift running streams, in the latter said that, he had nothing to do with
can today share the fame in exploit.'
of battle and deeds of valor with KoT
Cloud, and that Is (leronlmo, chief ut
ml her pony was lulled and i the Apaches, whose bloodthirsty Ideas'
r It. White desp illers so mi, were always much dill'iirent from thosi
took eveiything away, own to the of Ked Cloud, lioronliuo claims rcf
bones, and 1 well remember how .Mm urination and has joined the .Method
1st church, but Rod Cloud expects U
die as ho has lived, a tlrm believer tu
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(ieoige YVairon, used toshow the skull
We are overstocked on one num
ber of Corsets our No. 294 in
black and white; a full run of sizes,
in the perfect-fitting C.-B. Corset.
Regular value $1.00.
this killing and that he causiired his
men severely for it. This was posi
tively the last time the old chief ever
visited the spot which bears his name,
and probably the last, time he was over
in the Republican valley.
His doings in tho after years aro
rathor vague, as ho was crafty and pre
ferred that people, should not place
too much blame on him.
There is a bolief among a good many
of tho Ked Cloud people, to which is
Satisfaction or money back."
Interesting Items Gathered
by Our County R-eporters
Listing is tho order of tho day.
Many farmers down here have finish
ed putting in their potatoes.
Nearly everywhere you look you can
see peach blossoms.
Howard Houghlaling put his falliei's
com in last week and is now working
on his own.
Mr. and Mrs. Men HoughtalitiB risk
ed with tho old fidks Sunday.
CttSsMiohad lost a $M0 home Sun
(i gorge Michnol has up n now wind,
mill in pUco of tho one rocently blown
Mrs. h. Guthrie is ou the sick lift.
Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Houglitaling
visited in Lonauon last Saturday.
Farmers had to qui listing corn on
at of the rain this week.
?W. anted, Mr. William iscrris
Mi-s Lucy McC.ill.
Horn, April 25), to Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Van Dy.u ahoy.
Tho co operative creamery has com.
uioaccd business. Ernest Haskins col
lects tho cienin on the river routo.
Win. Kamiusky was tho guest of
Win VMiDyko Tuesday.
The county commissioners were in
Line on business this week.
S. C Shuck is building an addition
to his barn.
Sunday school at Penny creek at 10
a. m ; preaching at 11 a. 111 by Hev
Campbell of North nraurh.
The Shannon boys aro building a
now barn on the old John Colbert
Peaches and plums aro comi.g out
John Keauchamp is able to do around
Light harness at Jon Fogel's.
Infants' all-wool white shirts, GOo.
Try Ward Hayes
shave or hair-cut.
for a first class
part of October, 181 1, stood a goodly
sized Indian village. Here amid tho
falling leaves stood a wigwam, inailo of
skins of beasts, and in this modest
domicile late ono afternoon was born
it little red man u Sioux Indian pup
poosc. Tho old Indian woman who
acted as nurse took tho little babe,
covered wiui me noau-wurKou iiiiuikcl
bordered with rabbit skliw, to tho Hup
of the wigwam and looked out, casting
about for u name, as was tho usual
custom, to be derived from nature.
Tho sun had just sot and tho sky was
covered with a beautiful pale red so
common in that country. Great, lleocy
clouds were piled up against the hori
zon, all tinged with u beautiful crim
son, and the old woman caught tho
spirit, from them, fell to her knees la
silent worship and called tho babo
"Oumnyou," which was afterward In
terpreted by ii Jesuit missionary to
mean ''Rod Cloud," although tho Sioux
word for that name is quite another
At any rate, here and at this time
was born the Indian who was after
ward to give so much trouble to tho
world and for whom was named a town
which will bo a monument to his mom
ory when lettered marblo has crum
bled and to the dust returned.
This was nine years after Manuel
Lisa located a trading post at Bollovuo
and ton years before Peter Sarpy, the
Hrst white settlor, located in Ne
braska. Ked Cloud was much the same as
other Indian children, except that ho
was a born leader and early showed
his works among his playmates. How
ever, not much was heard of him until
1832. At this dato, and before, tho
Sioux Indians occupied or claimed
nearly nil that portion of Nebrasku
uorth of the Platto river and west of
the Elkhorn. Tho Pawnees wore be
tween tho Platte aud Republican, and
other tribes in the custom part of tho
In that year (IHIW) there occurred
ono of 'ho worst Indian battles known
to tho world, which took place be
tween tho Sioux and Pawnees. Just
where tho battle ground was no one
seems to know, but it is most gener
ally located on tho Plaltoeast of Koar
uey. At any rate, thoro were over
18,1)00 warriors in the light, and 2,500
of tho Sioux wore slain, and nearly as
many of tho Pawnoos. Tho Pawnees
were victorious aud took many pris
oners, and after tho battle was over
they burned 700 of the Sioux captives
In this battle Ked Cloud came to
tho front. Ho was only 18 years old,
but ho showed a valor and lighting ca
pacify seldom seen In one of his ago.
A brave was not admitted to the coun
cils of war in Sioux camps till ho was
obi, but in Rod Cloud's case It was
different unit from that time ou ho
was not only listened to, but given
command in many instances.
In 1818, when new Fort Kearney was
established near its piosont site, the
soldiers soon found out that Red
Cloud was their worst foe. From that' hud none of the features
nine ou limn no uiaue ins peace wun
oft his poor girl to Intoioslo 1 visitors,
he haiug sent bis younger brother
John down into tho grave for it.
Tho picture of Rod Cloud given here
is one of tho hreoonly authentic ones
in existence. The chief never would
allow a photograph tube taken of him
self until, in the summer of HKM), lio
was traveling up tho Running Water,
in Sioux county, with a few others of
his tribe, when ho came to the ranch
of Cook brothers. One of the Cooks
was a good speaker of the Sioux lan
guage and, as there happened to bu a
photographer there, besides myself, he
coaxed the old man to have a photo
taken. At llrst he refused, but on the
promise of being presented with a fat
cow he came to terms aud tho picture
was taken, from which thoro wero
inudo throe copies. Ono of theso was
CHIEF RED CLOUD AND HIS SQUAW.
(Uy courtesy of the Oxnurd (Cnl.) Sun.)
added tho .est of romance, that tho ( secured by tho writer.
Indian girl who was buried ou the hill I In my travels in Nebraska and South
south of town was tho daughter of Dakota that summer I came upon the
Red Cloud, but this is not the case. ! old chief several times and, with a
This girl was the claimed daughter of young son of his as interpreter, I en
Medicine Horse, chief of tho Otoes, gaged him in conversation as much as
and was with a portion of her tribe at I could. In connection with what he
the time of her death. I remember 'told mo and what I could llml out
her well. Sho was certainly a beauti-. from other Indians I have gathered
ful girl, about 18 years of age, and had the story.
a delicate, refined manner such as few Red Cloud now lives in a small house
If you want the bust and cheapest V. government ho was a lighter, par-haniM-.,
go to rogel's. tloulurly in battles. Not so much a
FuriiMio t It imiis for Runt Inquire
of Mis. J. A. Tulloyt, i
Mor.iuville'd Perfection Hair Tonic
for salu at SchaU'uit's harbur shop.
Some more of that cream white
ilfiiriulta at F. NowhutiHuV, at 2jo a"
skulker as most Indians, but a leader
and a strategist in war.
There are endless stories of his
prowess whice could be' related, but
space forbids. In lb)!!) he wits hunt
ing with u small bund of his followers
ou the Republican, when some of his
bruves discovered a wagon with four
Indians have. Old Medicine Horse
was a fluent speaker of the Sioux lan
guage, and as my father also under
stood that language porfeotly they
often had long talks with each other,
ami I, a small boy, stood near with
wide open eyes. The girl who died
of hor sup-
poxod father, but instead rather fa
vored a white man named Perry who
lived with tlinm and acted as inter
preter, and it. was he who taught this
built by a generous government aud
given to him, at Pino Kidgo Agency
South Dakota, a reservation about
thirty miles directly uorth of Gordon.
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soon bo (10 years oV age and is but a
shadow of his former self. Ago bus
whitened his looks aud withered his
faculties to a groat extent, but today,
lie is consulted ou matters of great
moment in the Sioux councils and
much hood isgivon to his words. At any
beautiful Hiawatha tho ways and . hour the drim Reaper is expected, aud
words of tho pulofaeo. When sho died by the old chief the arrival of that
Perry took it more to heart than did , hour Is looked forward to. His son,
Medicine Horse, and soon afterward young Red Cloud, will probably assume
the empty honor as ruler of his tribe
When tho last call Is souudod for tho
imt iliiicli. onlv ono other liwllim ,.l.ic
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followed her to the "happy hunting
grounds," with a broken heart.
This Indian maiden was hurled on
"the happy hunting ground," aud his
only desire now is that his dog, hi-
lille and his pony bo sent on with him.
l-'or them ho cares more than for tho
nged woman who has ministered to his
wants for sixty years. Snub is tho In
"And o'er his arms and o'er his bones-
They'll raise a slmplo pile of stones...
Which, hallowed by their tears aiu.'.i
Is all the Indian's monument."
Oxnard.Cal., April 18, 15K)1.
Lincoln Letter. A
Lincoln. Nnn., May -f..
(Jaino Commissioner Carter was af
Hrokeu How last weok for the purpo.str
of securing a continuance in tho ca.su
of the state against A. E. Drigham of
Oconto, who is charged with having
illegally shipped 800 grouso out of the
stato, and, is suspected of havlngi'
disposed of fully .'1,000 birds in uu un
lawful milliner last season.
Strangely onoiigb, nearly every im
portant witness against Drigham hay
loft tho stato without leaving hie
futuro address, and Warden Carte-
asks that tho caso bo continued for
few weeks in the hopo that some of
them may to located and returned.
Doputles Hunger aud Smith have ap
prehended several soiners who huv
boon oporating In tho hikes near Erick
sou, also in tho Cedar river.
lion Rosonqulst of Oregon, forgot -that
tho wild gooso season hail beetv,
brought to u close, and killed throe-
birds, for which lie was charged 21.r5.
in fine aud costs.
Ten million pike eggs nrv to bur'
hutched at tho state fisheries- this--spring,
and tho llsh will be plant d in
rivers which rise in Nebraska, as it ba&
boon found that pike have a bad habit -of
joiirulug to tho headwaters and fist
planted in Nebraska last year emigtut.
od to Wyoming. '
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Thursday afternoon, the executive
committee of the state central conr
mitteo mot at headquarters aud select
ed Howard II. IJaldridge of Omaha, to
servo as temporary chairman of thtr
state convention. Arthur H. Allen,.
secretary to the committee, was chosen
as secretry of tho convention. E. G.
Titus of Holdrege and Byron Clark or
Plattsmouth, were tho only members
of tho executive committee who wew
A short executive session was heltV
in willed prospects wero discussed in it
general way, favorable reports beluga
received from all sections.
t t t
As the work of tho assessors pro
gresses uneasiness about tho probabl--effect
of the now revenue law increases,,
not only among tho farmers, but
among all classes, including the nmcu
mnlignod corporations. The report of
the assessor of Lancaster county to
tho off oct that six mercantile establish
ments in the u ty of Lincoln had al
ready been assessed at a higher Uguro
than the total of that Hue of huslrw.s-:
In tho whole county last year haw
caused city merchants to hasten to tler
stato house for Information. Like tlut
farmers, the business men, upon learu..
Ing that tho valuation of their hohL
Ings has been doubled many tlmos
jump to tho hasty conclusion thut .
their tax will keeppaco with tho valua
tion, which would mean simply thai
they could not pay their proportion A1"
tho revenue out of thrf prollts of thelr
buslness. Uneasiness Is also mani
fested by tho inanagors of tho LIiicoIim
Traction Company, whose propertiesv
wero found to bo worth In excess of u
million, and iuquhie's aro being uiittb
by tho otlicers of other public service
After tho l:iw has been fairly ,trled2
(Concluded ou Last Pago,
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