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DAILY HERALD: PLAlTSMOOTH. NEBRASKA, FRIDA1 ,
J J WKt'KBACU
1 A fAUKBUKY
J 1 M Jon km
t Kit. A iSlllFM AN
I M it MUHfllY
J I 'ON O'l
P McCai.mcn. I'rks
I.I W Jon
1 I Jl HAW
15'iiud l'ul. Works
I'cuiuy i"r-.iiurer, -Cli-rk.
Keimiy l-rk .
Ueeor.ter n( 1 eei!s
(Jl-rk. f li-lnei Cojrt,
Supt. of Tub School,
HOAItl) or ttvi
A. It. Toii, Ch'ni.,
A. 15. 1I KrtoN,
I. A. I'AMI'HKI.L
HlHI 'KlT lf KIKL4
W. II. I'OUL
John M Lkvia
V. C. SlIOWALTKK
J. C. Kikknhakv
Lotji;-; No. ll;. 1 O. O. P. -Meet
rn!-cl;iv evening of e:ieh week. All
lirollier.1 iire renpec'lfully invited to
III.A'i rMOUril KWA.MI'MKNT No. 3. I. O.
. K iut-t every alternate Friday In
e.w-h moiitii in I lie M.iioitic Hall. VUitlUg
lir..t hers are invited to attend.
'KiO UMU'.H NO. HI. A. . V. W. Meets
ev.-rv alroriiai Friday evening at K. ol I.
hill. Tr.iuxieiit hnttlieri are renpertf ully In
vited i a: !!! 1. F..I Morgan, Master Workman ;
F. i. r.rowii. Vrreiiiau ; i. 15. Kemster. Over
ffcr ; K. A. Taite, Financier; ii. K. House
woi tii. Heei.rder ; M. Ma bright. Keceiver ;
J. It -Mnitli. 1'ant M. W. : I. N. ltowen, Guide ;
1. .1. Kiiuz. Iimide Watch.
iAS-l M! NO. S.T.J. MODKUN WllOOMKN
' f ni"M,, i Meets necoed and fourth Mon
1 :iy eveaini at K. of I', hall. All transient
'r.ither .ire r guested to meet with u. I.. A,
Nflwco tier, Ve;i-iatle Consul ; li. K, Nile"
U urtliy Ailvix-r ; S. C. Wilde, Hanker ; W. A.
IM.A'lT.SMOUl II I.OIHSK XD.fl, A. O. V. W.
M ei every alternate Friday evening at
ioeV wii'd t:::t :it M o'l'locK. All transient broth
er ;tr re-,ieetf nlly invited to attend. 1. S.
I :ir-: . M. V. ; F. Iti.yd. Foreman: 8. V.
Wilite. lit -e.iiiier ; Lo'iuard Anderson. Overseer,
V! l.-.Mol: 111 l,'i)HK XD.fi. A. P. A. M
M-t-tst'i the nr-t and third Mondays of
each i. ninth id their hall. Al! transient lirotu-
rs are i-oitli.iiiy invtteil to meet with lis.
J. ti. Kiciikv, W. M.
Wm. ll.v vs. Seretary.
ki!::ak.v -HArn:K. no. .i. k. a. m.
Mt :-i-t seeitiid and fourth TiieKttay of each
inoi.ll! at MiifonV tiail. Transcit nt brothers
are ii. iled tt meet with us.
F. E. Whitk, II. P.
Wm. !''v. S-.rretary.
V'. Zh'S CtiMMA N I ' A II Y . NO. 5. K. T.
-.!r.-! lirst anil lliirtl VV ednestlay night ol
i-at ti eifti! It at M 's hail. Visiting brother
sue ci.viti:il!y n.vit. tl to meet with us.
V'.M. il .-, llee. F. K. WlllTK, E. V.
j i i4 tli feci uid ami fourth Mondays of
ach liK'iitii :.t A. MTiu-'i lla'l.
K. N. liLK.vx, Itegeut.
I. C. Ml Next. Seeretary.
PUTTSMOUTH BOARD OF TRADE
Tri'-l I'-nr Koht. B Wliitlham
1st Vie !'r.-sii!nt A. It. Todd
'ml tee ITfMtient Wm Neville
hf f.-r.irv F. Herrmann
lrL-a-ur.:r F. K. tiuthniaii
.J. C. !;! hrv. '. V.. While. .1 ('. rattersoD,
.1. A. H'liiiT. Ii. W . Mierman. t. tior
di r. J. V. eekbaeh.
iVio JO.ilMIE POST 43 G. A. R.
.t. xv. .i iixi.in Commander,
T i l s Me;jir ice
i- x I; t Juui-if " "
li.'.vnv rui-i..lir .....Q.M.
; i .i m iv Oflioer of the Iay.
cni;ui'"!." " uard
a . i..-1-iiN H:v Seret Major.
I..mi'.i:.iii: .kma!.. ..Quarter Master Sergt.
1.. i . l':-!s rosi vnapiain
eef itvr 'aiurday evening
1ST 2S1 !
!'!. TTMO'JTIT. - NECKAsUA.
CAPITAL 3T00S FAIPIN, - $50,000
Authorized Capital, $100,000.
.T.A.NK CAKIiUTIl. JOH. A. CONNOR,
I'r.'si 1-vit. VUe-President
W. 11. Cl'S.'IINO. Canhier.
1'iiiti'.-. !":..rri tii J. A. CduuOH. K. It, Gutlipialil.
j. . ) I: i.r.'ti. Iienry Boetl, John O'Keefe,
W. 1. Milii; 1:1. Wm. Weterctinp, W.
T- s: ; . a iei: ral I'.anklng Surlncss Al
I "' i ankiiig business to transact
r .- .. to ea'.l. No matter h
i i'f miall the transaction, it
v it-ceivt tor careful attentiou,
.t..-i we itkii.iWi- always cour
tf i.i treatii'fi.i".
!-.:, - -v ir..v.te of He? obits bearing interen
.. l":relgn Ixf iiange. County
;u ; 'itv seenritieH.
B -INS 1
. . l A I l SMOUTH. NKBRASKA,
. Try bcf Iac!liile for the prompt
-:ii.ii:4Ct!tn of legitimate
. .'- i-i ":t. Government acd I.oe
.; i n soId,lpioit!reeiT
., rr-i '!.ed on tfh.e Certifl'
', . Sf. . .;:;;'. a. available In any
'' I I'lfed Strtte and all
r ( I r-I ;. 1 tOW tit Of
1',,'le: zicnx maIt it promptly rerr.itted
...t n-.arwet prices paid tor County War
State ax.d County Bond.
t ,". I"l; ' -er.'.id .
j ;:. K. t i irk, . D. nakswortb.
S. A'a i 'h- k. nxie,
J t-ir7(rRAM. t. WAOOB
3mk Gass County
Cotner Mala and Sixth Street.
PL TTSlVtOUTB: ZEnTZETB
C. H. PAKMKI.K. President.!
j J M. PATTEHSON. Caahier. f
Transacts a Geser al BaniM Bosinefs
ii ran est cash price j
paid tor County atid City Warrants
arid orornptly remitted for.
C. H. Pnr le. f. M. r"rta'
Fred ' order. A- k. Bmitn.
K B. Wlndha'o. M. Morrtsey.
James" Pattereon. Jr.
Injr rUuk '
t tark eyed laae
. bUle to one aide
Am tboaxh all mao'klnd she defied.
With cheeks mo roxy, neck ao white.
Her long hair o'er tier abouldeni fell.
Uer brown eyea sparkled with delight;
It needed do soft apeecb to tell
That aha wae fair; ahe knew It well.
And her soliloquy ran thus:
"How awful alow the time would paaa
If it waau'l for this looking glansl"
F. a M. In Harper's Bazar.
Every uow and then a horseman,
bi-oud hatted and be-weaponed, with
jangling' Mexican spurs and leather
"chap" leggings, dismounted, tied his
"cayuso" pony to the gnawed rack,
and joined the group of cowboys
lounging in the shade of Ashburu's
postoffice. With each comer the first
"No better," Old Man Ashburn re
plied, each time.
"Looks to me like that thar was a
mighty heavy load to put onto a child
like Chip," said Santa Fe, the cowboy,
with the gaudy Mexican sash about
his waist. "A load uv pain an' misery
big enough to break a man down, an'
she nothV but a child !"
' "Yer right, only she h'ain't a child,"
spoke red cheeked Posy; she's
Uow old, Ashburn?"
"Seventeen," Ashburn answered.
"Hanged if I knowed." said Santa
Fo. "Reckon yer right; but I got bo
ust to secin' her amongst us, a-ridin'
the cayuscs an danciii' an' laughin' an'
singin like a happy child, that I'd
plumb fergot she'd growed up."
"Me, too," said Ileddy Uoso.
"I'm mightily afcurd she'll never
ride nur run no more," said Old Man
Ashburn. "Ever sence she was a
throwed she's be'n a-gittin' slowly but
shorely worso an' worse, an' "
"Wal," interrupted Santo Fc, with
grim earnestness, "I h'ain't never be'n
sorry fer the way wo run out o' the
Range the cuss that roped the cayuse
an' got her throwed."
"Nur me 1" cried a cowboy chorus.
At the sound of a faint call, Old
Man Ashburn hastened within the
building. Presently ho appeared,
dragging carefully behind him a
splint bottomed rocking chair, in
which reclined the wasted form of
little Chip, Ashburn's crippled daugh
ter. At sight of her, tho impulsive cow
boys waved their broad hats and went
through the motions of shouting lusti
ly, but very little sound came from
their distended mouths.
"Hello, boys!" tho little cripple
saluted, weakly. "I jest couldn't stay
in there any longer when I heard you
all talking. Pa didn't want me to
como, but I told him"
"She 'lowed," interrupted Ashburn,
'that she'd como out yere if she'd to
crawl on her hands an' knees, an' I
"You bet she'd a-done it!" broke in
"That's what she'd a-done," agreed
"Ikw nloe ho sunshjno seems 1"
said the little cripple. "I've been
a-thinkin' often that mebby I'd never
P't out into it ag'iu to run an' ride as
ust to. Some way"
"Sant," whispered Posy, "hanged if
I hxtin't sorry wo stopped at ruuuin
out the cuss that got her throwed."
"Me. too!" returned Santa Fe. "Ort
to a killed him then an' thar!"
Even the slight exertion, attendant)
upon the short trip from, the little bed
room to the door seemed almost too,
much for Chip's enfeebled frame. Her
faco grew paler, and she eaned. wearjr
ly btick in tho old rocking chair.
"Mebby I'll never see you again,
boys." she piped. "I"
'Old man, interrupted Posy, "you
bettor take her back now."
"But I don't want to go," fto gir
Erotested. "I wanf. to stay an' seethe
oys, an' " -
As easily as if she had been of but
a fviither's weight, Posy took her jr
his strong arms and carried her bat, .
int.) her little bedroom carefully and
very tenderly. His brown pheek was
cIojo to her pale one,
"An who, Chip?" he whispered.
"An' you, Posy," she answered,
"Boys," Old Man Ashburn was say
ing as Posy rejoined the group about
tho door, "things looks mighty black.
Sh'.'s a - sutferin' an a - sufferin'
Posy rushed to his cayuse, flung
himself into the saddle, and dashed
away across the prairie, followed by
"I couldn't stand it," he told them,
as the ponies bounded away to the
eastward. "I jest couldn't stand to
lier.r that pore ole cuss a-tellin' of little
Chip a-gettin' nearder an' nearder
deu th, an he, her dad, not able to help
"oay," said Santa Fe, suddenly, "we
"You bet!" interrupted Posy. "We
orl. an we will do"
"Thar comes Hank !" broke in Reddy
Roso, as the little mule and faded
buc kboard that comprised the turnout
of Hank Bitters, the mail carrier,
emerged from the distant timbor.
"llank's got a passenger."
Obedient to the touch of the nuge
Me;:ican spurs, the cayuses bounded
tov.ard the approaching vehicle at the
po-v boy's favorite gait, a keen run.
J lank Bitters' passenger, an old
gc::tleman with a phenomenally bald
Jes4 and general appearance ef
almost owlish wisdom, had been grow
in? more and more uncomfortable
ever since entering the cattle country.
Vv v vv. l-"v V , I V t I
and later of Hank Bitters had not
served to allay any pf his apprehension.
"W y, sam Hankr, wit4 great gTay
ity, "some uv these yere cowboys
pfzoii plumb pljranl An' reckless j
Val. reckless h ain't no ojitxe for it 1
v? i. ? i
jus auunof smvereu.
'KiUamaql Jest as qujpk as to
ail Durn sight quicker, some of 'em.
Ho paused and gated thoughtfully
at the tall hat of his companion.
"I've knowed 'em to shoot a states
man jest fer wearin a plug hat!"
"Mv stars!" shivered the nassenirer.
"Knowed wuss'u that W'y, out on
the Soap River ranD-e
And Hank Bitters luridly pictured
tho depravity of the cowboys of the
Soap river region.
"But surely they would not harm
me," quavered the passenger, "if they
were apprised of my identity ! '
"If they knew who I was."
"Mebby they'd let you off easy," con
"And when we do come in contact
with them, you will do your best to
"I'll do what I kin," returned Hank.
"But it's mighty finnicky business.
And so he worked upon the fears of
his passenger till the old gentleman
gazed apprehensively about, as if he
expectetl to see a dozen fierce cowboys
leap from behind every bush, to make
of his person an impromptu revolver
target. He was nearly ready to cry
out with alarm when, as they emerged
from the timber, he beheld Santa Fe
and his comrades careering towards
them. The yells of recognition with
which they greeted Hank, while still
rods away, sent a great thrill of terror
througn the old gentleman.
"Tell them who I am I" he whispered.
hoarsely. "Tell them I am a man of
peace bound on an errand of mercy 1'
"I'll do the best I kin." returned
Hank, with an inward convulsion.
"But it's mighty risky business!
They're pizon. plumb pizon 1"
As the cowboys circled about tho
buckboard the passenger almost gave
up all nope.
"Tell them!" he whispered to Hank.
That worthy, with a tremendous
wink at Santa Je, called out:
"Uon t be brash, boys! Inis yere
gent's on his way to visit a ole time
friend down on the Cimarrofl, what's
got a crippled boy. As a favor to me,
don't hurt him. Name'B Poc Bristow,
M. D.. uv"-
"What?" cried Posy. "A doctor?
Got yer tools an' medicine along,
"Yes, sir," quavered the physician.
"Got them along!" cried Posy.
"lhen yer jest
"Hold on!" broke in Santa Fe.
catching Posy's idea. "We dpn't want
no botch doctor. Doc, air you up to
"I mean, do you know yer biz? Dp
you size up witb the balance uv the
Pr. Bristow's professional pride, up
in arms in an instant, overcame his
"Know my business,
s, sir? Up with
Why, sir, I can
other physicians, sir?
say. without a particle of boastino
that I stand head and shoulders above
my professional rivals head and
shoulders, sir! I am the author
lie named a work with a sonorous
and complicated medical title, that
conveyed little or no meaning to his
"I performed, sir, one of the most
remarkable c ures of the present cent
ury by restoring Senator Heywood to
"B'lieve I yeared about that," said
Santa Fe. ''Lowed he'd die, didft't
"Certainly 1 Ninety-nine cases out
ol every hundred thus attached suc
cumb. Therefore I am justly accorded
great credit for my almost miraculous
"Boys," said Posy, "we wanthlm,!"
"lhats what W9 00." agreed Reddy
As the cowboys reached this decision
the party was within a hundred yards
of Ashburn's postoflice,
"Poo," said Posy, "you'll have to
stop yere a while."
The physician's air of gratified pro
fessional pride was instantly super
seded by fear.
"Oh, gentlemen, spare mel" he
Suavcred. "I will not wear it again
' you object to its appearance !"
" 'Pea ranee uv what?" asked Santa
"Mv hat 'mux?' Ithlnk vou call it!'
Hank Bitters threatened to explode
with delight, but the cowboys never
even smuea. .
The physician was so loath to leave
the vehicle that he had to be dragged
out by rorce.
"Take it easy, doc," soothed Posy.
"We don't mean no harm 1"
Dr. Bristow. little reassured, men
tally anathematized tho day he left his
city homo to throw himself into the
clutches of these white savages.
"Doc," began Posy, "kin you cure a
bein' throwed frum a cayuse?"
Dr. Bristow's professions! instinct
got the better of a portion of his fears.
"I think I can safely say I can, sir,
m !il- ii t I J
ii a cure is possiDie, ne saia.
- Posy led the way to Chip's bedside.
"Chip, this yere is Doc BristoWi
Doc, this yere is Ole Man Ashburn,
Chip's dad.- - Cqme, pie man j"
Ashburn followed him out of doors.
and Dr. Bristow was alone with his
The cowboys were very grave when
me pnysician reappeared.
Gentlemen" he began.
"Means you an' Saut, I reckon,
i-osy - said Keddy Kose,
"What'll it be with litt
little Chip, doc?'
"Although her case ia extremely
Srecarious," replied, the physician, de
berately, "with proper nursing and
the care of a skilled physician, she
can be restored to, health, A delicate
and dangerous operation is necessary.
If she survives thai and is attended
' She will be I The biff doctor'!! U
uiar, taiu jrubv,
Who might he be, if I may ask?"
questioned the physician.
'Doc Bristow," answered Posy,
"But I cannot remain, My engage
Blank your engagement! In that
thar room lies Chip little Chip
"That we all love ,e very last one uv
us," broke in Santa F,
M Villi Vi 1" frntA TloAAx, Ttnca.
"An'," interrupted Posy, "the c.
that got her hurt was run off th
Range, but the cuss that kin cure her,
but won't, will never leave the Range
a-runnin' nur no way."
"That's what he won't!" agreed
Dr. Bristow seemed to fully realize
what Posy's words implied.
Next day, long before the hour for
performing the operation tliat was to
end or save Chip s life, the cowbovs
had congregated in tho shade of Asli
burn's postolllce. Posy was not with
"Posy," little Chip was saying, as
she feebly stroked tho rough head
bent above her, if I if 1 don t get
out again, give each of the boys one
Then she weakly drew from beneath
her pillow as many locks of hair, tied
with little pieces of ribbon, as there
were cowboys in the group outside.
There was one for Posy, also, he no
ticed through the mist of tears that
dimmed his eves.
Little Chip softly stroked Posy's
rougli head, as he bent still lower til
his lips touched hers, and a hot tear
fell on each cheek, lhen, far braver
than he, she turned her face away,
"Good-by, Posy," she said.
Ho staggered out of the room, and
dashing tho tears from his eyes, he
grasped tho doctor's arm with a force
that made him wince, and whispered
"Go in, now, an' an' if her good
by was tho last one, God forgive ye !
This yere iron" half drawing his re
volver "never misses fire, an'
Wal, you'll never go offen the Range I"
Dr. Bristow had made no idle boast
when he spoke of his professional skill.
and all of that skill was called into
action to preserve unsnapped the chord
that bound poor little suffering Chip
to life. When the operation was over
and the crisis past, the great physician
tottered through the door and fell
fainting into Posy s arms.
"Sho is safe! he gasped, as he
opened his eyes.
As if moved by a common impulse.
the cowboys mounted their cayuses
and galloped off across the prairie at
whirlwind speed. Two miles away
they halted, and gave yent to their
rejoicing in yells both long and loud.
A month later, when little Chip was
able to hop about quite smartly on her
crutches, Dr. iJristow asked of .rosy.
of whom he seemed to stand in dread
ful fear, if he might leave for his
eastern home on the following day.
"But, doc, t thought you was keen
to go out on the Cimarron ?"
Nothing was further from Dr. Bris
tow's desire. He told himself that if
he could but return home it would
take a most powerful attraction indeed
tq draw him away from it.
Santa Fe and Old Man Ashburn held
several mysterious conferences, in
which Posy was not invited to take
Sai-t. The result was apparent next
ay. Instead of the faded buckboard.
tt i n:n j '
anus ciiiers arnve.q m a long spring
wagon, which, as Reddy Rose said.
was simply "frorcris" with red paint or
the reddest red; and Hank nimself
was gotten up for the great occasion
"regardless," tn an uncomfortable suit
of new store clothes, topped off by a
collar that persisted in riding his red
neck most outrageously. . clerical
looking personae-e who accompanied
him was salutvi dv the cowbovs with
shouts of "Preacher Blue!"
The cowboys were all in holiday at
tire, and even Old Man Ashburn was
quite "smartly" arrayed. Posy stared
In wonder at the group, but from the
way Utile Chip smiled and blushed, it
was evidently not at all a mystery to
"Posy," began Santa Fe, awk
wardly. "I want to say fer me an'
the boys an' Old Man, yere, that we
Tow we know how you an' Chip feel
towards each other, an' an' "
"We reckon you both show mighty
good taste," broke in Reddy Rose.
"we that is you wal darn it.
you're goin' to git married yere, an'
now, an an yere s yer weddm pres
ent from me an' the boys! Soon's it's
over you're goin' to start on a weddin'
tower. Wo Tow Chip needs travel :"
and Santa Fe thrust a roll of bills into
the hand of the astonished Posy.
The latter presently essayed to ex
press all his thanks, but the cowboys.
seeing his embarrassment, drowned his
words by wild yells.
After lJosy and Chip had been made
one, Dr. Bristow was the first to be
equal to the occasion. He first pro
posed and earned out tho kissing of
the bride. Ibo cowboys followed suit,
and Posy, still half dazed, was nearl
knocked on lus feet by a rush of com
rades to claim tribute froip ae tempt
ing mouth of the new made bride.
When the verV red snrimn wno-nn
departed., its occupants were Posy.
vyixiy, ur. urisiuw, uesiues xianK en
ters, the truth fuL Just before thev
entered the timber they waved an
adieu to the cowboys congregated be
fore ash burn s postomce.
tsaiua r e unwound his truadv Slexi-
Ciltl Krarf nnil wn -rrl it ,,, Menmiai
and the other cowboys industriously
swung tneir nats and yelled till the
red wag-on and its occupants had
passed from sight
"Ashburn, you ole fool, you re
a-cryin ," said Santa Fe. Dresentlv.
"bo air you 1" spoke Reddy Rose.
wal, you re not a bit better
self!" retorted Santa Fe. Frank
A rtnatioe Toons Lady.
In Tipton county. Tenn.. lives a
young lady, who exercises a fascinat
ing power ,pver animals, . The Journal
of Man says that she is able to conquer
and ride in a moment's time horses
and mules that no one else has ever
been able to handle. The most savajre
dog in the neighborhood quails before
her. Squirrels and birds come to
her in the woods and eat from her
hand, and many times she has been
kno-srn to pick up a rabbit in the path.
She says that from infancy she has
uau mis- remarnaoio power over wuu
animals, but only within tho past few
yeai-s was she aware that she was also
a "horse tamer," She says she is not
conscious of puttiner forth any effort I
in vu44 i
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