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THE RED CLOID CHIEF
VOLUME XXXII r.
RED CLOUD, NEBKASKA, APRIL 7, 1!M5
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FRANK BARKER WILL HANG
Supreme Court Affirms Decision of the Lower Court.
Friday, June 16, the Day Set for Execution.
Prank Burkor, who murdered his
brother mid brothor's wife in Wobstor
county, will bo hanged nt tho peniton-
tinry on Juno 1C This whs tho deci
sion of tho supromo oou t Wednesday
in mi opinion luindod down tiftor 11
careful consideration of tho case.
Tho court finds that tho inurdor was
most brutal in character and was pre
moditatod, bunco finds no morcy for
tho convicted man Tho sontonco will
bo carriod out by Warden Iieemor as
in two othor cases rocontly. On ac
count of tho nature of tho crime, it is
un ikely that any interference in
Barkor's behalf will bo made and less
likoly that if any is made, it will bo
Tho opinion is written by Judgo
Barnes and is concurred in by tho
entiro court. Barker, who is but
twonty-threo years of age, murdered
his brother Daniel Barkor aud sister-in-law,
Alice Barkor, near Rod Cloud,
February 1, of 1904, that ho might be
come possessed of tho house, property
and farm and marry Miss Lizzie Rou
kel, a young woman of Inavalo, who
had promised to become his wifo as
soon as he had procured a homo to
' take her to. Provious to tho murder
Barkor iiad boon one of tho most
popular young men of tho community,
although ho was a nephew of Madson,
Who Wrote tho Opinion Handed Down
by the Supremo Court.
tho Kausas murderer who killed three
women in a fit of anger in tho fall of
1903 Barker's victims wero both shot
and their bodios buried beneath tho
offal of a oow shod, whore they later
wore discovered by a searching party.
Tho court in Its decision finds that
there is ample evidence that Barker
premodiated the crime several days
before its commission aud overrules
very one of the many contentions of
Barkor's counsol. In its concluding
paragraph the court refers to tho
crime as follows:
''For tho reason that this caso in
volves tho execution of tho death
penalty, wo havo carefully read tho
whole record and examined every
question presented, in rdor to mako
suro that tho trial court had properly
aud carefully guarded tho rights of
tho accused; aud after due considera
tion our conclusion is, that tho record
shows tho commission of one of tho
most brutal uud deliberate murders
recorded in tho history of tho stato;
that tho facts aud circumstances dis
closed therein are not only consistent
with t lie guilt of tho accuse I, but in
consistent with any othor rational
conclusion, aud in tho trial of tho caso
thoro is no rovorsiblo error
'For tho foregoing reasons tho judg
ment of tho district court is in all
tilings afllrmed, and it is ordered that
Friday, tho sixteenth day of June,
1905, bo, aud the Mime is heiobyailixed
aud appointed as tho day for carrying
into execution tho judgment aud sen
tence of tho district court "
A Malicious Newspaper.
A pair of tho Rod Cloud boys against
whom judgment was found for jump
ing a board bill in justice court in this
city last week, went from hero to
Bloomingtou to catch tho "flyoi" for
homo aud there mado themsolves so
obnoxious to tho local beaux that th'-y
were treated to a volley of not overly
fresh eggs. It should bo a lesson to
the young ladies of othor towns as woll
as Bloomingtou to be nioro particular
of th- company they keep. Funklin
The above is a sample of the stufF
the Franklin Sentinel has been print'
ing about somo members of the Red
Cloud football team for several weeks
past. '1 ho Red Cloud boys went to
Franklin under a guarantee that their
expenses would be paid. After their
arrival thero they wero informed that
they would have to pay thoir own ex
penses. This they "refused to do, aud
the proprietor of the hotel brought
suit against throe members of the team
for the amount of the board bill. The
case, after numerous delays, finally
came to trial befoni a justice of the
poaco at Franklin aud judgment was
rendered in favor of the landlord
One of tho attorneys for tho prosecu
tion admitted tiiat tho boys had not
been given a fair deal at Franklin.
The suit was appealed to the district
court aud is sti'l pending.
As to the reputed ''egging" received
by two of the boys in Bloomiugton,
thoro is more than ono side to the
story. It is said the cowards who did
tho egg-throwing struck oue young
lady in the back of tho head and then
ran. It is not to be woudored that the
young ladies of Bloomiugton aud
Franklin prefer tho company of youug
men from Rod Cloud and othor towns
wlion tl oy have such cowardly curs at
homo to deal with. Jubt what is tho
cause of tho sore spot in tho heart of
tho editor of tho Franklin Sentinel wo
havo not been able to learn, but it is
posslblo that at borne time iu tho dim
past somo lady has preferred tho
company of a Red Cloud boy to that
of the bilious editor whioh is not to
bo wonderod at.
Elgio G. Current of Orleans, Neb ,
and Miss Minnie Steinke of Blue Hill
wero married last Friday by County
John S. Kindsoher of Guide Rook
and Miss Mary MoPhorson of Bost-
wick, Neb , wore united iu marriage
by Judge Keeney Wednosday after
noon, April 5.
Teachers' examination will bo held
in tho office of county superintendent
Friday aud Saturday, April 14 and 15
County Assessor Richard Turner
has promulgated the following com
prohonsivo iustruetons for the benetit
of ids deputies aud the taxpayers or
To tho Local Assessors of Webster
Gontlotnon I havo formulated oino
rules for your guidance, and rospoot
fully request dch local assessor to bo
careful to follow tho instructions as
hereinafter sot forth.
First- Spell oacli nuino correctly.
Socond Write tho names plainly, so
as tocauso no bother iu reading thorn-
Third Mako your tlguros plainly.
Fourth Bo as neat witli your papors
Fourth Seo that your schedules are
added correctly, and that you havo
mado no mistakes in your valuations
Sixth Local assessors must note all
mon subject to military duty, between
tho ages of 18 aud 45
Sovonth-Evory malo inhabitant iu
eacli road district over tho ago of 21
years aud under tho ago of 50 years
must bo listed to pay a labor tax, un
less they aro specially exempted by
EighthBo suro and writo iu a col
umn opposite tho namo of eacli person
assessed his postofllco address
Ninth When listing llro insurance
companies writo tho namo plainly, aud
whore tho company is located, and tho
namo of tho agent.
Tenth Bo suro that all property
listed is placed in tho proper school
and road district.
Iu taking tho statistical report of
tho product of farms, you should seo
that each parcel of cultivated land is
uot listed more than once, each deputy
listing tho statistics iu his own pro
ducts and no other.
In assessing hay and grain of all
kinds, take tho homo market prico as
a basis for your valuation and con
sider tho quality of each aud tho dis
tance from market.
Under tho old law stock of all kinds
was assessed as common stock, tho
assessor rocogni.iug'no distinction be
tween fine stock and common stock.
Under the new law all property, of
whatever kind, must bo valued at its
actual value. All stock being fattened
for market should be valued by the
average weight, taking tho home mar
ket prices as a basis for your valua
tion, takiug under consideration the
grado aud quality of stock being fat
Uuder the new law, judgments that
have not perished aro to bo taxed just
as if they wore tangible proporty. They
must be reported, with othor credits,
at face value, to bo assessed at 20 per
cent, the same as in tho case of sale
Tho following is an illustration of
the method of assessing elevator men:
Tho olovator man lists hs elevator at
J.'JjOO; ho lists $1000 of grain on hand
and 1500 of cash in tho bank to check"
against in tho purchase of graiu, mak-
ing a total of ?5000 on which ho desires
to pay taxes This amount of prop
orty is listed by tho assessor, and thou
tho books of tho concern aro inspect
ed Thoy show an avorauo canital in
uso during tho year for tho pnrohaso
of grain to bo $5000; from this $5000 is
deducted tho 11000 of grain on hand
aud tho $500 of cash on hand, leaving
$3500 concealed or unaccounted for.
This missing amount is listed by tho
assessor as grain iu transit or capital
tied up in coutracts, and is added to
the original 95000, making a total of
$8500 to be assessed.
Telephone Local assessors must as
sess to each porson his share or iutor- distinguished comrade on i lie enlarged
est in auy telephone compauy (except opportunity for useful service before
the Nebraska Telephone Company), kiin
which is assessed as a company), aud I Second That copies of this resolu
each person mut bo assessed for his tJon be K'ven to the press and forward
interest in said company's wires, poles ed to MJr Warner
and phones, except phonos that are ' VubhwI in James A. Garfield Post
leased. Such persons are required to ' No- m G. A. R , April 1, 1905, Red
list said phones and name of company
owning them, and sign the schedule as
lessee Barbed wire used as phono
wire must not be assessed as phono
wire if assessed as barbed wire on tho
Merchandise- Merchant No 1 lists
his merchandise for $1500; morchaut
No. 2 lists his merchandise at $1000.
Tho assessor, on viewing tho two mer
chandises, arrives at. tho conclusion
that there is no difference in tho valuo
of tho two stocks Tho assessor should
scrutinize closely iu order to do jus
tico to each and ovory axpayor. You
havo a remedy under section .V7.
Household Furnituro The assessor
should Investigate as to quality, quan
tity aud kind or matorial. For in
stance, take two houses; they contain
furniture or tho samo pattern aid to
all appearances or tho samo quality
and valuo. On Investigation or infor
mation you find the bods In ono houso
aro feather bods, of tho bost quality of
feathers, and In tho othor houso they
aro straw beds If tho housohold
goods of these two taxpayers uoro val
ued tho samo thero would bo an injus
tice dono aud tho object of tho law
w- uld l)o defeated.
Merchandise and household fund,
turo aro not tho only proporty where
differences iu regard to valuation will
arise. Tho above two descriptions ap
ply to every bit of all kinds of prop
orty to bo assessed Tho law is im
partial iu who It hits. Tho assessors
must 1)0 impartial iu thoir assossmont
of every taxpayer. Scrutinizo closely
for all tangible and intangible prop
erty. Endeavor to seo all tanglblo
proporty and to got a true description
aud valuation of all intangible prop
orty. Use your best judgment in ar
riving at the truo valuo of all kinds of
property. This is tho requirement of
tho law, and by obeying it tho assess
ors will do honor to thomsolvos and
justico to each and ovory taxpayer.
The net credit ruling applies to flvo
items in tho personal proporty sched
ule: Nos ., 4, 13, 15 aud 85. Obliga
tions owing of a similar nature may bo
deducted from these aud from nothing
Indebtedness must not bo deducted
from money on hand, either in bank
For tho listing of real proporty and
improvements, etc., that shall havo be
come subject to taxation binco tho last
provious listing of the proporty In tho
county, seo section 109 of the new rev
In answering tho list of questions in
tho schedule tho party being assessed
must answer '"yes" or "no" to each
item. Whenever ho has no proporty
as named uuder such item, the word
"none" must bo written opposito such
Every person required to list prop
orty should verify by his oatji a state
ment of all property which ho is re
quii ed to list. Seo section 49.
Garfield Pst Resdutkwt.
At tho meotiug of Garfield po-t last
Saturday ovoning tho following resolu
tions wore adopted:
Whoreas, Major Williams Warner
lmH boou recently olootod to tho Senate
or tll United States, and,
Wtiereas, As mombors of this post
wo recall with affection and gratitude
ids faithful and valuable services as
o mmandor of tho Grand Army of tho
Republic and his noblo aud patriotic
eoiidiiofc - a voluutoor; and.
V heroas, Wo havo boon privileged
to moot him whon engaged iu thought
ful, earnest aul eloquent discussions
of tho questions pertaining to tho
highest welfare of tho country aud
havo learned to lovo and esteem him
as a man and citizen; thoroforo be it
Resolved, first, That this past record
its pleasure iu Major Warner's
advancement and congratulate our
Jos. Garbeb, Commaudor.
F N. Ricu'abdson, Adjt.
If you want to either buy or
land, writo or seo C. F. Cather.
charge if no sale.
Stlfi(iEl) AND ROBBED.
C. T. Smith of North Branch the Victim
T Smith, a farmer from near
North Branch, Kan , claims to havo
boon slugged aud robbed of iiu by two
strangers with whom ho had boon
making the rounds Wednesday night.
Smith's story is that tho alleged hold
up occurred at tho ontranco to tho stair
way leading to tho rooms over J. O.
Lindloy's restaurant Tho accused
men, who gave their names as Dalloy
and Ambrose, had been drinking am!
playing cards with Mnith during the
ovening, and Ambroso had engaged to
go to work for Smith on tho farm.
After tho saloons closed tho stranger
invited Smith to spend tho night with
thomut Lindloy's lodging houso, and
whon thoy got him in tho stairway
tlioy held him up and roliovod him of
his money. The ofllcors wero notified,
but no trace of tho alleged footpads
was discovered until Thursday morn
ing, whon Shoritr MoArthur found
Dailoy iu Paul Storey's clothing store
making somo purchases Whilo tho
sjieritr was reading tho warrant to him
Dailoy mado his oscapo through tho
back door, but was captured iu the
west part of town after an exciting
cliaso. Ambrose was later arrostod at
tho cometeiy, where iiad gouo in com
pany with a woman who is a stranger
in Red Cloud.
Couuty Attorney Walters appoars to
doubt Smith's story as to manner lu
which ho becaino separated from hit
money, as it is known that ho had
boon gambling with tho mon, and ban
declined to prosocuto unless Smith
puts up a bond for costs Smith left
for tho country this morning tosocura
in both Nebraska and Kansas. To
mako suro that you can got lowest in
torost and bost optional payments of
mo, got tho very bost terms you can of
others, aud thou come and see me. 1
am suro I will mako your loan.
C. P. Catheii, Red Cloud, Nob.
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