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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (March 21, 1912)
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VOLUME XX XX.
YHE New Banking Law is now in force anclTTwii dfllllSll'
the payment of every dollar of deposits in lhis
institution is guaranteed by the Bank Guaranty
Fund of the State of Nebraska.
INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS.
Webster County Bank
RED CLOUD, NEB.
P A I N T S
For Every Purpose
Paints forhoini's, Imrns, sheds,
buiryk's, ftirnitnro, ouilinj,'-,
floors, roofc, etc.
Sownlls Chemically Puro
Wilt glvo you siitisfiiction. They
tire made in the west, to stiind
tho peculiar conditions o our
clhnutc. You will ilnd thcin fur
superior in durability to ninny
other kinds. Come in and let
us figure with you
A Day of Interest
at the M. E. Church
Tho pnstor of tliis church will ad
dress this cotiKrcKiition next Sunday
on the following subjects: MorninK
"When tho Crowd Waited." KvenliiK
"Tho First Struggle, for Labor Rights,"
a subject of unusual lutere-t at tills
time of labor agitation thruout the
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lti'lnw you will Ilnd a list of lllings
for tin1 various cilices in Webster
c innty to be voted on at the primaries
f) be held April lit, llU-.!.
itr.i'Ri:si:MAiivi:s -ltllli Ui-r.
O. W. liin Uey, Detn. and IVo. Iud.
.1. H. Wisecarver, ' '
A. 15. I'eirce, Kep.
llany A. Koats, Rep.
S. V. Foe, Socialist.
Fred K. Maurer, Detn. and IVo. Ind.
11. W. Stewart, Rep.
Chris Fassler, l)em and Peo. Ind.
J. O. Butler, Rep.
County Commissioner '.2nd Dist.
C. F. (iimd, Dem. and Too. Ind.
W. (J. Holt'nmn, Detn. and I'eo. Ind.
L. P. .Schmidt, Itep.
Wm. McCord, Rep.
Stati: .Si:natou 2oth Dist.
Win. L. Weesner, Dem. and f'eo.Ind.
(5. V. Iluminoll, Rep.
Conircftatlonal Church Notice.
"Why This Waste"? will be tho sub
ject Sunday morning at the Congrega
tional church. In tho evening tho
pastor will gtve the first of a series
of lectures on the book of .lob. Tho
lectures will deal with the problem
of human suffering and the answers
as given in the book of Job Sunday
School at 10 a. in. Mid-Weok meeting
on Wednesday at 7: !!o p. in. Brother
hood Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.
All cordially invited to tho ubovo ser
vices John J. B.vym:, A M., B. 1) , pastor.
Chief ads bring results. Try them.
A NcNsjiwcr That lvcs Tho News Fifty-two Weeks Each Year For 51.50.
UED CLOUD, N IflURASKA. M Aliril J! L !M'J.
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Several Posses Close in
Near Gretna and
"Shorty" tiray, convict, hilled by
Chief Ilriggs of South Omaha.
.lohn Dowd, convict, committed
Hoy Blunt, farmer, accidentally kill
ed by posse.
Charles Morely, convict.
Shorty (5 ray and John Dowd are
dead and Charles Morley is captured
as tin: result of a pitched battle Mon
day afternoon between the three con
vict murderers and posses composed
of Sarpy county fanners and deputy
sherills from Lincoln. The battle
lasted more than ono hour and was
fought out in a corn field on the farm
of George Mowlnkle, about four miles
southeast of (JretnH, Sarpy county
Roy lllunt, u faftner, who was forced
at the point of their revolvers to drive
the men for several miles, was acci
dentally killed by ono of tho posse in
the running fight.
Gray was killed by Chief Ilriggs of
South Omaha. Dowd committed sul-
oide. Morley, after a bitter fight in
whlclflio emptied several guns, gave (
himself up. Morley was shot in
More than l(J0 men were engaged in j
the affair. j
Warned of the approach of the men
bv Mrs. K. lllckler, whoso farm the
men passed while still in Bluut'.s
wagon, tho nosso of Grclini farmers
which had )een bearing in from the
west, and Lincoln posse, which was
coming up from the southwest, opuned J
fire from two sides, on the fugitives, i
The latter forced lllunt to turn his
horses into a nearby cornlleld, where
the llnal fight was made.
The desperadoes returned the lire at
once. wiien tue wagon nan neon
partially hidden among tho tall stalks
of coin, the convicts attempted to
curry on the light from tho protection
of the wagon box. Blunt left the
shelter ami tried to matte his escape
from the danger zone. It Is believed
Mis. Kihel Horrid; lias' t lie grippe.
Miss Ruth Fiiiyeart Is hereon a visit
with her brother and family.
John ami Cap Harvey shipped out
two carloads of cattlo this week.
(). M. Knyeart lost cjulto a Hook of
lambs during the storm last week.
Karl Harvey went to Rod Cloud Mon
day to have some dental work done.
D. Li. Daily's expect to leave the
farm and move to luavale in a fow
Prank mid Wllford Warmau shipped
in about sixty head of young cattle
for summer pasture.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Gilbert weromado
happy by tho arrival of a baby daugh
ter ono night last week Cougnitula
Luther Martin worked so hard shov
eling snow after the blizzard that ho
has been 'down' over slnco with a very
Work Is progro-slng rather slowly
on Win. Colby's new house, but It will
soon bo ready for occupancy now that
the snow U molting'
O. B. Harvey lost five calves after
Shot fly Posse !
on the Fieeing Convicts
a Fierce Battle
he .is inistiikun for nun or the con
vict by the pursuers.
All the bo'lies were taken to (Irettia.
Roy Blunt, the farmer who was kill
ed was lid years of ntfc and wiin to
Thursday, March II Shorty dray,
.John Dowd and Charles Morley es
caped from the Nebraska penilentiary
at Lincoln early in the afternoon, after
killing Warden .lames Dolahunty,
Deputy Charles Wagoner and Usher
A. G. llciluian.
Friday, March lf -Having torrolzed
Mrs. .1. V.. Dickman and her young sou
at her homo near the penitentiary the
nfght before, the thnjc murderers
force the boy to drive them through
Lincoln at ,'i o'clock in the morning.
Chief of Police Hunger of Lincoln
helps the milk wagon In which they
were riding, out of a snow drift, not
knowing tin: escaped oonvlcts were in
side with guns pressed against tho boy
driver's back. Tho three men escape
railroad yards north of
Saturday and Sunday Arriving at,
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Klmer Hall,
live miles northoast of Havclook late
Friday niirht, tho three murder-
ers compel the couple to keep them
until 10:.10 o'clock Sunday night, bind
Uii th man and woman with cords
when they leave.
Monday Sometime in the night tin
three outlaws broke into a hardware
store at Murdock, thirty miles north
L.st f Lincoln, securing a cliango of
dothes, shotguns and ammunition
They proceed on foot to South Bund
on the Rock Island tracks, where tliov
steal a handcar and rldo to Meadow
where they tliiew the handcar into tho
river." Force farmer by tho name of
I furry Blunt, to give them breakfast
and then force his sou to drive thorn
away in a bub-sled. Fosses surround
ed them on all sides and a desperate
light ensues three and one half miles
from Gretna. Gray, Dowd ami tho
Innocent farmer, Roy lllunt, killed in
tho battle an I Morley ruptured.
the blizzard. Wo have heard of qulto
a lot of hiitl'eriiiK nmoii',' stock thruout
he neighborhood. Young pigs hsmcc
hilly have li'id a hard time.
The two year old child of Mr. and
Mrs. John Pitchier died Saturday
night and was burled Monday after
noon. The beroaved family have the
sincere sympathy of tho entire com
Clyde Mitchell and Bessie Kincald
were married Sunday and will go to
housekeeping on the old Lancaster
farm west of Farmers Creek. We wish
them much joy and a long happy life
Tills part of t lie country showed
somo linmoneo drifts after the storm.
On almost every farm, barns, hog
houses and chicken coops were drifted
under ami the work of scooping things
out proved a tedious job. The mail
carriers have been having a vacation
and now that the snow is melting
every little hollow is running bank
deep with water.
At Lowest interest, best option, least
expense, Call for me nt State Bank,
Red Cloud. C. P. Catiieii,
Aiclilo lliuiis U Imilinj; liny In t'tisi '
iiiilli'lil this woi'W. '
llcorc llmu'liiii lust u tine, inuro in!
t!ii -t n'ii) lust wot'k. '
I'luy Wciivcr slii'llfil corn
lluriii's mi Wciliicstliiy,
(ii-iirjrn Harris was Iniullii Iniy from
lot1 Mllllll'sdll VoikIiiv.
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l.cathu C'ainpbt'll called on Muriel
and Rlhel FUheron Saturday.
liny Barnes and George Smith were
hauling liny the llrst of the week.
Clyde liowen and wife called on his
hiiithcr-iu-law Clyde Simpson Sunday.
Clav Weaver pulled his corn shelter
to Frank Smith's on Monday after
norm. I. en Railsbaek from western Kansas
is wot king for Turn Hawkins this
The cold weather has hung on so
long in (iailleld that, hay is pretty
hard to get
There was no school in Dist. S5 last
Thursday on account of the storm and
there was only three scholars thereon
Smith Bros., Clyde Uowen, Will
Fisher and (!uy Barnes were working
lit their old trade Friday breaking
roads and scooping snow.
George Smith returned home on
Tuesday from Kansas City whore he
went with entile and made a visit with
his brother .lake in Missouri.
Another big snow storm on Wednes
day night and Thursday of last week.
It was tho worst storm that has struck
this part of the couutiy for a good
many years and was hard on stock.
Fuller ,t Bennett shipped two cars
of their sheep Wednesday.
Win. Scliuttoleft for St. .loo Wed
nesday with a ear of hogs of his own
Mrs lleuuett and son of Lincoln
came In Tuesday for a visit with (5. A.
Latta and family.
(iiiy Scott, who has been attending
tho state university, came homo Mon
day for a short time.
Win. Mutter arrived in Cowles Tues
day from Illinois. I guess he thinks
Nebiaska is good enough for him.
Mrs Win. Thompson's sister who
lias been visiting her for somo time
past left for her homo in Virginia
Mr. and Mrs. Alloway of Iowa came
In on tho train Saturday for an ex
tended visit with J. D. Puller. They
wero snow bound in Hastings forabout
throe days. They expect to keep house
for. I. I). Puller this suinmor.
52,000 Nebraskans Heard
Seed Corn Lectures
Omaha, Nebr., March 18th Fifty
two thousand ll'c hundred farmers
and business men of the state listened
to tho Seed Corn lectures, which were
given on tho six special trains, which
covered the statu during tho last week
in February and tho first wook in
March. Mlnilen, Xeb , with HUO had
tlie record crowd. St. Paul, Hastings
and Oakland ran close seconds, each
having more t hun 000 spectators.
Of the entire attendance, it is esti
mated that more than ninety percent
wero farmers, or more than one-third
the entire farmers of the state,
The Two "Best Tellers."
Orovor L. Johnson, father of Oliver
nor Hiram Johnson of California, is as
strong for Tuft as Ills son is for Roose
velt, Says the father:
The men who are following Roose
velt remind me of tho boy who was
riding tho runaway bull. When asked
where ho was going, the boy replied;
"I don't know; ask the bull." That's
exactly tho predicament of thoso men
who are hailing tho ex-President.
They don'tknow where they are going:
ask Roosevelt. Inter-Ocean,
The Chief is it. Do you get ItV
Buy By Mail
Hrinn us the ail, that intcr--,
UStS yOll .
1 1 yon will do this, yon won't
buy by mail that's certain.
Hocanso yon will have no rea
Any article of jewelry or
watches or silverware or any
thing else in the line can be
bought here at prices every
bit as low as anywhere else
near or far.
And yon have this advant
age yon can see, handle and
examine to your hearts con
tent anything that is of inter
est to you.
Bring us that catalog and
let us prove it to you.
Remember "Satisfaction or
Your Money Back."
H. II. Newhouse, Prop.
C, B. (. Watch Inspectors.
Kcal Estate transfers.
Real Instate Transfers for week end
ing Tuesday, March tilth, 11112.
Compiled by M. W. Carter .fe
Minta C Grandstall'aud liusb. to
Nannie K Jennings, w d to lot
!, i'Mot:i, Mile. l,lst Addition
.lames W. Clark and wife to
Hiram and Charles Hendricks,
w d to se'i sec 2-1-11
Hiram Hendricks and wife to
Rachel Clark, w d to pt nwj.f
of nej.f seo It). I-U 2300
Kinmn Harris and hush, to .lohn
Schliclitinan, wd toscj.; 14 .'Ml
Nannie 10. .Icnulnusuud husb. to
Rachel Clark, w d to pt nwjf
Thomas L. Strattou and wife to
Rtnina II. Sprague, w d to hwU
T. W. McClureaiid wReto F. W.
Kruger, w d pt nw'.J u-l-lo....
Arthur (. Short, and wife to
Mary F. Chirk, w d to wj nw
:tl-l-i) ." r.oo
.1.' Stickley and wifo to Clyde
L. Wick wire, w d to lots .1,(1, 7, ,,
lllk 2, Inavale
Frank A Swcezy and wife to
Robert K. Rowland, w d lot 7,
Mile. -1, (Irusols Sub-Dlv. of
Kohl ers Addition to Blue Hill
Dora Hill ami husb. to Ollie Hill
gore, w d lots 21 to 21, lllk. it,
Delilah Scott to Axel F. Flood et
al, w d he' IW-2-10 (WOO
Helen .1. Wilson and husb, to
Henry Bultman, w d to lots 7
to 12, Bile. 7, Hoover's Addition
to Mluellill 1800
Archibald A Moron and wife to
Chester J. Cox, w d to o ejj
Lawrence 12. Lewis and wife to
William Lain, w d sS nw.f .'IB-2-10
Mortgages filed, S2',r!)0 00.
Mortgages released, S2.",U,r).00.
I have for sale 1(1 bushels Silver
.Mine and v bushels Yellow Dent soed
corn that has been personally selected
ami tested and I guarantee (hut 03 per
cent of It will grow.
Price 82 per bushel in ono to live
bushel lots, over five bushels 91.75 de
livered at railway station here.
Reference any business man or farm
or in this vicinity. E. Wickiiam,
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