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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF, RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, NOV. 17, 1893.
Be Wise ! Observe that Monev Makes the Mare Go !
And money is what wc want. Our Store is full of New Goods, all nice clean Stock, Bargains without number cover our counters ,and
shelves. You are cordially invited to call in and look us over.
H - WiMl11laW
Dross Goods Department.
All styles, all colors, all prices.
We Mean Business
Goods must be sold.
Suitings and Prints.
Prices away out of sight. We have over
loaded in these goods and will close
them out cheap.
Men's, Ladies', Children's, and
Wc linvc a Hpleiidld assortment. All itylcw mul prices.
Ladies' woolen hose, Ladies' cot
ton hose, Children's woolen
vV hose, Children's cotton
We have bought an immense line of these
goods, and will positively undersell any house
in Red Cloud,
What'M In u Niinicr
IIY HILL WIl.LOUOUUV.
After a moments pause' Dick found
expression and said in a clear nwnlv
voice: "Mr. Stewart let not that un
pleasantness liavo the least to do with
the present; think not for a moment
that we could possibly hold enmity in
our hearts against a uian of jour no
ble daring and lovo of country.
For, as wo all know, you wore actu
ated at tlio timo of our hostile en tene
ment, not by foelinga of personal re
sentment, but of roscntmont of what
you believed an insult to our southern
principals. We aro only too glad to
be of service to jou while you so
journ with us in tin's land of struuuers,
ice and snow."
I could not but notieo a shadow
cross the face of the sick man whilo
Dick was delivering these words of
welcome, and felt thut tho pioud
heart was moved as itaould havo been
hard to move under other circumstan-
CCS. lUl UOHiro IIU liuu uiuu iui w-
ply ho was soized with a spasmed-
suffering of thu lungs to that degree
that becamo alarming. His daughter
knelt by his side, applied smelling salts
to his nostril, hiushud his hnir sooth
ingly from his broad whito forehead,
and in a low soft tunc such as a moth
er would employ while watching over
hor babe, spoko words of encourage
ment, aud assured her father that ho
would soon recover.
Then she aroso and prepared cer
tain medicines for administering to
tho sick man from certain vials on a
little table near at hand, assuring him
meanwhile- that the doctor had given
hor every assurance that the patient
would soon bo beyond the danger line,
In faot was already bo much improved
I hit bo -tho doctor, thought it
scarcely worth whilo to call until the
morrow, although ho would drop in
during tho night.
I shall never forgot tho sweet
womanly courage with which theso as
surances wcro given, and none hut
God and tho angels, perhaps, shall
over know how dear to my heart, from
that moment until tho present period,
havo been the memories of that sacred
Tho sick man soon fell into a sleep,
so calm and restful, that I could
scarcely realize that but a few mo
ments beforo ho had seemed to bo
struggling hard with tho grim monster
Death, in his efforts to over como.
Tliclittlo clock on the mantle ticked
away the moments of timo in a cheery
little voice just as though no soul luy
near by hovering between tho two
great shores of timo and eternity.
There sat the thrco silent watches.
Dick, looking calm and dignified, as
though waiting for tho returning con
ciousness of tho sleeper, without
so much as lifting his eyes from the
floor, and thinking as hu told mo
years after how very sad it would bo
for tho noblo girl to tako her louvo of
hor only surviving paiont, away from
hor home and friends.
Thcro kneeled tho only child and
daughter of tho unconcious man, with
one arm tenderly placed between her
father'rt nock and tho cushions, whilo
a hand rested gently on his bosom as
if thereby to lull tho pain that had
caused such paroxyiinia of suffering.
Not a word had been spoken for
more than an hour, when the eyes of
tho sick man slowly opened, and rest
ed upon tho calm, sweet faco of tho
girl; so calm as to superinduce tho
belief, on tho fathci's part, that she
had fallen asleep. 1 do not think ho
was consoiouB of the prtsenco of any
ono elao than his child,
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His lips moved as though in silent
prayer, whilo tears stole silently down
J heard him murmur, and, softly ap
proaching the head or tho reclining
chair, 1 was iu the act of speaking to
him, when to my surpriso he said to
me, in a whisper: "Don't htir, Mr.
Willoughby, don't stir; poor child how
much she needs rest!"
But tho girl was not asleep, nnd, on
hearing tho words of her fatner, agaiu
soothed uud calmed him into a stato
I think it must have been four
o'clock in tho morning when tho phy
sician tapped softly at tho door anrl
Mary for puch was her name as
softly (juitted her father's side, and
opened tho door.
Tho doctor after divesting himself
of his bear skin coat, seal skin cap,
and hugo fur gloves, took n seat near
tho patient's sido and examined him
with about the saint, tenderness that a
Fiji would diagnose tho symptoms
of n pot wolf.
Ho felt tho patient's pulse, looked
at his tongue, thumped him on the
ajicst as though sounding n molon to
dotcrmiuc its ripeness, and then in a
cheerful tnno begun to reassure tho
girl that her father would ho about
tho hot(l iu ''less than no timo." 1
sat and looked at this gentleman so
lately wrapped iu furs, and it struck
me that the only reason why ho had not
knocked on tho door with a roaring
bang was owing to tho mutlled condi
tion of his two hugo hands.
Indeed hero was ?. man of no ordi
nary character; a man standing high
among tho medical fraternity, and
still, to my mind, bottor adapted to
work of operating a monugorie than
that of nursing back to lifo and health
again men, women and tiny infants.
Ho had no hair to speak of on his
groat, round Load, wore a hugo blaok
beard, whilo beneath his shaggy
brows twinkled a pair of snapping
black eyes thut seemed to sparklo in
the light of tho gas jut, and throw off
rajs or threads of electrical light 1
think this professional gentleman's
hugo phjsical proportions mny have
had Bomothing to do with tho size of
tho noses ho dealt out to his pationts;
for judging from tho powders ho now
piled out on square bits of yellow
paper, ho must certainly havo belong
ed to tho school of heroic treatment.
Then he proscribed certain remedies
to bo had ut tho druggists, such as
brandy and old Kentucky rye.
Hut, after nil. thcro was n Fort of
healthful invigorating and encourag
ing atmosplicic carried into tho sick
room by this hugo gotitlcman of medi
cine, and no doubt those whom ho hud
faithfully administered to for years
uud years in thu past had como tu es
teem him highly.
It was said of this doctor, that once,
whilo amputating a limb for a sailor,
ho stopped iu thu midst of tho "awing
and offered to hot tho poir fellow a
shilling that ho never had a leg sawed
off half so neatly beforo; but than
when ho met his patient a year after
wards hopping along tho streets on
crutches, ho gavo liiin monoy with
which to buy a cork leg.
Tho doctor had scareoly left tho
room when Mr. Stewail, with a smile,
on his I'.iee; looked quizically about
him, and remarked :"1 duly opprcoiato
your magnanimity, Mr. Nuilur, and
your kindness as well, Mr. Willoughby,
and do not know what wo should havo
dono in this cold, strango land had wc
not foatd you hero.
Como, gentlemen, and let us shake
hands iu truo Kentucky stjlound then
I will introduco you tu uiy daughter."
Wo grasped tho hick man by tho
hand, each in turn, 'and wcro thon for
morally introduced to Miss Btownrt.
Ladies', Misses and Children's Wraps
We have just received a largo- invoice
of the above named garments which
are nobby and stylish. These goods
are fully 20 per cent Lower than any
other house dare offer them.
See our children's wraps.
See our Plush wraps, see our capes,
See our elegant cloth wraps,
Get our prices before buying elsewhere
We are overstocked and must get
our money out of them.
We have about 150 overcoats left and
will sell them regardless of cost.
If you want a first-class coat remem
ber Martin & Son undersells all. we
Lead and Follow
Quilts, Comforts, Hoods nnd Facinutors, in faot a
fall and complete line of Dry Goods will be found
at our store.
For nice Fresh Groceries
For First-Class Dry Goods,
For a New aud Stylish Cloak,
For a Good Warm Overcoat,
Remember the old uud reliable firm of
Martin & Son.
Miss Stewart shook hands wih ui
as though the meeting was that
of old nnd long tried friends
instead of persons of but a few
hours Bilcnt acquaintance: for,
paradoxical ns it may sound, wo woro
acquainted and yet wo were strangers.
Voi, 1 at least, had formed my ac
quaintance of that noblo girl; had
boon touched to tho heart's coro by
what I had seen of her tender and jot
heroic lovo for hor father.
I am glad to record, however, that
my admiratiou for tho loving-hearted
daughter was not tinged with tho sel
Gsh hopo of one day sharing with her
parent that great lovo witn which sho
so unmistakably and unsolCshly loved
At this juncture Miss Stewart, after
thanking us for our kiudncis, and
assuring us that alio would ostccui it a
favor if wo would call in tho afternoon
of the now approaching day, brought
our coats and furs, and accompanied
us to tho hall where wo took our leave.
Day after day and night after night
did tho sick man lay in his room, no
longer propped up in tho invalid chair,
but in bed.
And day after day and night after
uight did we visit tho sick man, and
on no occasion did we find the daught
er absont from his room, or at most
farther away than in an adjoining
loom ready to respond to the call of
tho two nursc6 a man aud his wife
who over since the uight or our first
visit wore in constant attendance
And wheu Mr. Stowart was finally
pronounced convalescent, wo used to
visit him, read to him and pass tho
timo away most cnjoyably.
I think Dick outdid mo in tho mat
ter of rending to the aick man, and re
lating some of tho oxperionces of the
past few months ol himso.lf tad othcra
whilo out hunting, ekating, coasting
and bo on.
Then too, the great hearted fellow
had sent south for a mocking bird
which ho had carried in ita ruitlo cage
to tho sick room and had plaeed near
a window where tho rays of sumhiae
falling athwart the room caused him
to catch the inspiration of his native
land and pour forth the richest
strains of song.
Dick and I together had found
soino rare homo plants in the city
which wc purchased and had removed
to tho sick man's room also, and wbieh
no doubt added much to tho joyous
songs of the bird,
During these weeks we bad kept
steadily on with our work and ware
progressing very satisfactorily in
deed. Dick had completed his eourso
in commercial school, while I had be
come quite a Gxture of the great pub
lihhiug house of The Old Dominion.
Wo hid kept up a close correspon
dence with our families, and knew
how things were in the old heme and
Dick kept up a weokly exchange of
letters with Naomi, and was beginning
to sigh for tho coming of the day
when our exilo should ocaso, and he
could claim tho hand of his intended
But muoh as I longed for my re
turn to tho dear old home in tho
south; much as I lenged to shako the
honest hand of my father, muoh as I
yearned to bo enfoldod iu tho arms of
my devoted mother; muoh as I longed
for tho huuting grounds, tho fish
pond;, tho shady lanes and wide
ciprcad elms, yet thcro seemed to be a
strango intermingling of my homo in
tho sunny south and my present place
of abodo suoh as I could not fully
But one calm, cold night, as JMck
and I sat with our friends, the Slew
arts, and wbilo Dick waa reading tbe
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