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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (April 10, 1908)
1 Red Saunders I
Jill y l
I HENRY WALLACE PHILLIPS i
COPYRIGHT, 1902, DY McCLURE. PHILLIPS l COMPANY
OW did I como to get myself
disliked down at the I'luinta'
Sccehee? Well. I'll IHI .von,"
wild Keddy, tlif tow puiu her
"The play came up Ilk.' thK First
tlicy made tlic ('bantu Scecheo into n
utock Company: tliou I he MoeL com
lany put nil their bruin In one think.
uil nays they, 'We'll mah tlih iiiiiu
Jonas superintendent, and the ranch
1h all right at once.' So out conies
Jones from IloBton, Mn and what
lie didn't know about riitiiilnir a nmeli
was common lalk in (ho i-omuiy, but
what he knew about running n ranch
was too nmch for one man to carry
unwind. Ho wasn't a bad hearted fel
Jor in Nome ways yet n the whole he
felt It was an honor to a looking ghis
1o have the pleasure of retted in;; lilm.
looking glns7 I "hoiild :i.v he had!
And n bureau and a hnnthhu-klug Jig
Kur and a feather bed and curtains
it ml tiuck in JiW room. St ra nice feller
used to open their o,e- when ihcy -aw
that room 'Hello o n!' ihcy'd say.
'WIiom- little birdie hav we here':'
And other lemnrks that hurt our feel
lng considerable. .buiexy. he said the
fHler. were a rank lot of barbarians.
lie na hi it to old Neighbor Oise'i face.
ndvlic and the old man came together
like u pair of hens for .lnuo.y bad
fand hi Mi.tc of hi- faults Thai wiw
a figh worth tr.ivelhi'-' i" ee They
covered at ti id an a u- of m-muul:
they lore the air with upper w:it and
cross Kwipes; they luillered. they Jump
ed and they pitched, and when the dif
ficulty wan adjusted we round that
Jonepy's coat was painfully upped up
the back and Neighbor Ohc h.nl lo-t
ills false teeth. One crowd of fellers
patted Jones on the buck and said,
"Never mind your coat, old horse:
you've licked a man twice jour awe,'
and the other comforted Neighbor, ray
ing, 'Never mind, Cape, yon can ease
Vonr niliui by thinking how you headed
up that rooster and he fifty pnundK
lighter than you.'
"Jonesy put on airs after that H
felt he was a hard citizen. Ami then
!o.!had the misfortune to .speak harsh
ly tovArlzona Jenkins when Did Dry
Belt.waA in liquor. Then he got roped
and dragged through the Plough. He
erled like a baby while I helped him
crape Ihe mud off, but not becauso
lie was mired! No, sir! That little
runt was full of blood and murder.
" 'You mark me now. lied,' says he.
the tears making bad luud water
4'ourses through the mini on his
cheeks. shall (Ire upon Unit man
the first time I bee him. Will you
lend me jour revolver V
" 'Lord. Jones, see here.' .-ays J
'Don't you go making any mn-li billy
tfoat play as that. Keep hl wage
until he apologizes. I'm something
harmful In his grub; but, as you have
respect lor the- Almighty"- handiwork
wh represented by jour person don't
pull a gnu mi Ailoiiii .leiiUtns ''h. it's
the one thing he won't take from no
"'D-d darn him!' snivel- Jonesy. 'I
ain't afraid o oof him.' and the
tit range fad Is that he wasn't. Well.
I eaw lie was lu such a taking that
lie might do something foolish aiul get
hurt, mi I goes to Arizona, and says I.
'You ought to apologize to Jones.'
(What Zony replied ain't worth repeat
ing. 'And you along with lilm.' he
"Now, ain't that childish?' I .-ay,
'A six footer like you tint! can shout
ntralght with either ha nil and yet ain't
fot generosity enough to ease Ihe feel
lngs of a poor little devil that's fair
busting with shame!'
"'Well, what did he want to tell me
to shut up my mouth for?' cried Did
Dry Belt. 'Men have died of ltsK than
"'Aw, shucks, Zonj, 1 says. 'A
great, big man like you oughtn't to
come down on little cuss who's all
thumb hand side and left fed.'
'"That be blowed,' says he. only he
ays It different. 'I'd like to know
what business such a sawed off Iiuk
to come and tell a full grown man
like me to shut up his mouth He'd
opght to stay in a Utile man's place
and talk sassy a people his own .size.
When he comes shooting off his bazoo
to a man that could swnller hbu whole
without loosening his eoli.tr U'u tin
pldence; that's what It Is.'
'"Well, as a favor to ineV I nnyx.
'"Well, if you put It in that w.ty I
don't waut to be btnall ahoitl It.'
"Bo Arizona goes up to .beies md
ticks out his hand. 'There'. my hand
Jones,' be cays. 'I'm mighty sorry you
lold me to shut up my mouth,' .says he.
" 'flo am I,' says .lone heartily, not
taking In Ihe sense of the vvords, but
feeling thHt It was all lu uood Inten
tion. So that was all right, and I
food In with the management lu great
ahaus for fixing uu the i'ua si- pleui-
nnt. Hut It didn't Inst. They say noth
ing lasts In tills world. There's some
pretty solid rocks In the Coetir d'Al
cue, however, and I should like to
wait around and see If they don't hold
out, but I'll never make It. I've been
in too much excitement.
"Well, the next thing after Jonesy
got established was that his niece
must come out during Mication and
pay him a Islt. Meeiusalein!' thinks
1, Moticsy's niece!' 1 had visions of u
thin, jailer, sour little piece, with
mouse colored hair plastered down on
her head and an unkind word for ev
erybody. Jonesy told me about her be
ing lu college, and then I stuck a pair
of them nose grabber specks on the
picture I ''an stand most any kind
of a man, but if there's anything that
makes the tears come to my eyes It's
a botch of a woman. I know they
may have good qualities and all thnt,
but I don't like 'em. and that's the
whole of it. We gave three loud
groans when we s:ot the news in Ihe
bull pin. And I cttsed for ten min
utes -tr.iighl, without repealing my
self once, when It so fell out that the
members of the board rolled out our
way the day the girl bad to be sent
for, and Jonesy couldn't break loose,
and j ur uncle was elected to take
the buckboard and drhe twenty miles
to the railroad I didn't mind the go
lug mil. but Unit twenty miles back
willi Jone-j'.- nleii'! Say. I foamed
like a soda water bottle when I got
Into the bull pen ami told the bojs
tMU lli lU'
"Well.' -ajs Kyle I
what you might expect; your, sins have
found you out.' .
"'No. they ain't: the.v'.,o .caught me
at home as usual,' says I.' ''Well. I'll
give that eastern hlossonVan idea of
the cpinllty of this country, anyhow.'
So I ions myself up in the awfuliest
rig I could ilnd; strapped two ca'trldge
belt i,i me. (very holcfllled, and a
gun lu every bolster: put; candle grease,
on my mustache and twlatcd the cuds
up to my ( eye winkers; stuck a knife
In my hatband and another In my boot;
threw a. shotgun and a rltle in the
buckboard and .pulled out quick
through Ihe 'copy frMis before Jonesy
could get his peeps on to me.
"Well. sir. I was jarred witless when
I laid my eyes on thai young woman.
I'd had my mind made up so thorough
as to what she must be thnt the facts
knocked me cold. She was the sweet
est, handsomest, healthiest female 1
ever see. It would make you believe In,
fairy stories again Just to look at her.
She was all the tilings a man ever
wanted in I Ills world rolled up In a
prize package. Tall, round and soople.
Umber and springy hi iter action as a
thoroughbred and with something mod
est yd kind of daring In her face that
would remind jou of a good, honest
boy. Hed, white and black were the
color- -in ib'W. Hair and eyes black,
cheek- and lips red, and the test of
her while. Now, there's a pile of tllf
feienie in lliem colors; when you say
'red.' for Instance, you ain't cleaned
up rhe .subject by a sight. My top
knot'- red. but that wasn't the color
of her cheeky. No; that was a color
1 never saw before nor since. A rose
would look like a tomator alongside of
eni. Then, too, I've seen black eyes
so hard and shiny you could cut glass
with 'em. And again that wasn't her
style. The only way you could get a
notion of what thcru eyes were like
would be to look at 'em; you'd remem
ber 'em all right if you did. Seems
like the good Lord was kind of care
lens when he built Jonesy, but when
he turned that girl out he played
square with Ihe fambly.
"I ain't what you might call a mau
that's easily disturbed in his mind, but
I know I says lo myself that first day,
'If I was ten year younger, young
lnd.v. they'd never lug you back cast
again.' Oee, man! Tliero was a time
when I'd have pulled the country up
by the roots but I'd have had that girl!
I notice I don't fall In love so violent
as the years roll on. I can squint my
eye over the cards now and say, 'Yes,
Hint's a beautiful hand, but I reckon
I'd better stay out,' and lay 'em down
without a sigh, whereas when I was
a young feller ir I had three aces lu
sight I'd raise ihe rest of Ihe gathering
right out of their foot leather- or get
caught at It. I'sually I got caught at
It, for a mau couldn't run the mint
long with the kind of luck I have.
"Well, I was plumb disgusted with
the fool way I'd rigged myself up, but,
fortunately for me, Darragb, tho sta
thin miiD, came out with the girl.
Theie's Tteddy, from your ranch, now,
ma'am,' says he, and when he caught
sight of me: 'What's the mutter, Red?
Are the lujuns up?'
"Dnrragh was a serious Irishman,
aud Unit's the niournfulest thing on
top of the globe, and, besides, he. be
loved imvlhlng you'd tell lilm. Theie
afh i any tieorge Washuigton strain in
my stock, so I proceeded to get out of
" 'They ain't up exactly,' says I, 'but
it looked ns 'f they were a lectio on the
rise, and. being as 1 had a lady to look
out for. I thought I'd play safe.'
"The color kind of went out of the
girl's cheeks. Eastern folks are scan
dalous afraid of Injuns.
'"Perhaps I'd better not start?' says
" 'Don't you bo scart, miss,' says.
Darragh. 'You're nil right as long ns
you're with Hod-he's the toughest
proposition we've got in this part of
" 'I'm obliged to you. Darragh,' says
I. Up meant well, but hell's full of
thetn people. I'd havo given a month's
wages for one lick at lilm.
"I stepped up to her, with my lint
In my hand. 'Miss Audrec,' says 1
(she was Jonesy's sister's child), 'If
you come nlong with me I'll guarantee
you a wife Journey. If any harm
reaches jou It will be after one of the
liveliest times lu the history of the
"At tills she laughed. 'Very well,'
says she, 'I'll chance It, Mr. Hed.'
"'Ills name ain't Hed.' puts lu Dar
ragb, solemn. 'Ills name's Saunders.
We call lilm Hed because uf his hair.'
" Tin sure 1 beg your pardon,' says
Miss I.ojm, till of u lluster.
"'That's all right, nia'aui. No dam
age done at all,' says I. 'It's useless
for me to try to conceal the fact that
my hair Is a little on the auburn. You
mustn't mind what Darragh says
We've had a good deal of hot weath
er lately and his brains have gone
wrong. Now hop in and we'll touch
the breeze.' So 1 piled her trunk In,
and away wo Hew.
"Hud and Dandy were a corking lit
tie team. They'd run the who'e dis
tniice from the railway to the ranch
If jou'd let Vni and 1 never inter
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" utrpprit up fo her. with my )ntt hi my
fered. A straight line and the keen
jump lilts me all right when I'm going
some place, although I can loaf witli
the next man on occasion. So we
missed most of the gnlleys.
"The ponies were snorting and pull
lug gta.-s, the buckboard bouncing
behind 'em like a rubber ball, and we
were crowding into the teeth of the
Morlhwest wind, which made It seem
ns If we were traveling 100 per cent
better than a Dutch clock would
" 'f loudness gracious,' says the girl,
'do you always go like this In this
country? And aren't there any roads?'
'"Why, no,' says I. 'Hike!' and I
snapped the hlacksuakc over the po
nies' ears, and they strung themselves
out like a brace of coyotes, nearly
pulling the buck board out from under
us. 'Sometimes we travel like this,' I
says. 'And as for roads, I despise 'em.
You're not afraid, are yon?'
"'Indeed I'm not. I think It's glo
rious. Might I drive?
" 'If I can amoke, eaya I, 'then you
can drive.' I'd heard about young wo
men who'd been brought up bo tender
that tobacker smoke would ruin their
morals or something, and I kind of
wondered If she was that sort.
"'That's a bargain,' says she prompt.
'Hut how jou're golug to light a cigar
In tills wind 1 don't see.'
"'Cigarette,' says 1. 'And If you
would kindly hold my hat until I get
one rolled I'll bike It kind of you.'
"'Hut what about the horses?' says
" 'Hut your foot on the lines and
they'll make. That's the main and'
only art of driving on the prairie not
to lei the lines get under tho borscn'
feet. All the rest Is Just sit Ktlll and
look at tho scenery.' '
"She held my hat for a windbreak,
and I got my paper pipe together.;
And then-not a match! I searched
every pocket. Not a lucifer. That Ik
more of what I got for being funny
and changing my clothes. And then
Nhe happened to think of a box she
had for traveling and fished it out of
" 'Young lady,' I says, 'until Ir comes
to be your bad luck-which I hope
-KIkB f -r . . j'
in t eer i' i to be o". miicli in
'ove with a t i i who won't play back
joti'll never properly know the pangs
of a mail (hat's got nil the materials
to smoke with except the lire. Now. If
1 have a chance to do as much for you
some time I'm there.'
"She laughed and crinkled up her
ej'es at me. 'All right, Mr. Saunders.
When that obdurate man disdains mo
I'll call for your help.'
" 'The place for the man that would
disdain you Is an asylum,' says 1,
'And the only help I'd give you would
he to put lilm there.' Site blushed real
nice. I like to see u woman blush.
It's a trick they can't learn.
"Hut I see she was put out by my
easy talk, so I gave her a put on tho
back and says: 'Don't mind me, little
girl. We fellers see an eighteen carat
woman so seldom that it goes to our
heads. There wasn't no olYenso meant,
and you'll be foolish If jou put It
there. Let's shake hands.' i
"So she laughed again and shook. 1 '
mean shook. It wasn't like handing'
you so much cold lish, the way some
women shake hands. And I.oys and
me, we were full pards from date.
"I made tine more bad break on tho
" 'Jonesy will be powerful glad to
see you,' says I.
"'Jonesy?' says she, surprised.
'Jonesy? oh, in that what you call
vv.ej it does, sometimes happen
that way.' says I, and then my nntl
t.eorge Washington blood rose nirnln
c are ca'uu n-kul the .iliovc
iu'siic ti, ami our ;iu-cr lu- iu
.tri.tl)l In in ll:.il uu trtclk'iuc
thai j;ics .-.iii-uclory results
citiM be iraiulult ill. We could
nut ali'uicl lu st 11 irautlulctit medi
ums. ( Hir liu-iiicss depends on
pit usid cu.-loiiicis- -in fact any
business dots. Tlict'cbuv, vc
would lake an euunmnts risk did
we not fulfil every promise made
our customers. We are very care
ful of what we Ku;ir;uUee, and
when we do guarantee an article
we must know it pretty well
what it contains and how it is
made. We have in mind the Rcx
all line of remedies, particularly
Rexall Alucu-Tone, of which vc
are selling' large quantities at this
time of the year. Mucu-Tone is
one article that we can recommend
oyer our counter and know that
ninety-eight per cent, of its pur
chasers are going to he benefited
and will return to our store
pleased customers. Mucu-Tone
is a positive cure for internal
scrofula or what is commonly
called Catarrh. Jt is without a
doubt the pt'or of all tomVs for
any one who is suffering from a
run-down condition, can't work,
feels constantly tired or suffering
from the more plainly described
symptoms of Catarrl such as
stopping of the nose, cold in the
head or bad cough."
Jt must be remembered that Ca
tarrh is iiol conlinul to the ijm-c
and throat. It u.Mtalh starts
tht re, but it leads more often to
serious trouble, particularly the
wasting of tissues, as in the case
of little Mi-s Dillon, of Albany.
Here is a letter from her father:
"My little girl had catarrh so
badly that the disease had begun
to eat into the cartilage of the
nose. Snuffs aud instruments"
failed to do more than give tem
porary relief. 1 saw the adver
tisements of Rexall Mucu-Tone,
f but I could not believe that any
thing taken in the stomach could
cure the sore membranes of the
nose. However, 1 took advan
tage of your free trial offer and
my girl began taking your remedy
according to directions. I want
to say right here that Mucu-Tone
is certainlv the greatest medical
discovery of the times, and to
thank you for the liberal offer
that first induced me" to give it a
trial. Muco-Tone has cured my
daughter's catarrh completely.
The discharge has stopped alto
gether, and her breath is as sweet
as can be. Again thanking you,
Matt. Dillon. 2.1 N. Swan St.,
Albany, N. Y."
We are selling a large trial bot
tle of Mucu-Tone for fifty cents
on the famous Rexall guarantee
of your money back if you arc not
' satisfied. We promise that one
bottle will put flesh on your bones
and bring new vitality to your
The H. B. Grice Drug Co.,
TUB REXALL STORE.
'You see, he whYklud'of lonesome out
there at first, find we took lu calling
Id in Jonesy to cheer lilm up and nla
lilm feel lit home,' I says.
"'Oil,' says she. And I reckon Mie
didn't feci so horribly awful about It,
for" after looking straight toward the
gulf of Mexico for u minute sudden!;
she bust right out aud hollered. )t
seems that Jones cut a great deal t
grass to a swipe when ho wan back,
home lu Ills own street. It's nfltonlslt
lug how little of a man It taken to do
that In the east. Wo had an argument
oicc on the subject. 'It's Intellect doc
It,' says Sliver Tompkins. 'Oh, that's
It, eli?' says Wind Illver Smith. 'Well,
I'm glad I'm not troubled that wnj.
I'd rather havo a forty-four chest than
a No. H head any day you can line) in
the alumnae' And I'm with Smithy.
This knowing so much It maken yon
sick ain't any better than being so
healthy you don't know nothing, lie
sides being square miles less fun. An
other tiling about the eastern folks is
they're so sot In their views, and II
don't matter to them whether Ilia
facts bear out their Idees or not.
"'Here, take it cigar,' says one of
the board of directors to me - a llttlo
fat old man, who bad to draw In bis
breath before he could cross his legs
'them cigarettes '11 ruin your health,'
says he. Mind you, ho was always
kicking and roaring about his liver or
stuniuilck or some of his works. I'm
a little oer six foot three lu inv boota
Continued on page t).
The United Drm
turcis of lite Kcn.iM
Itcincdics, for who-i
p re pa rations ,wc .ire
agent in this city, make
l'oo ic'incdics, one for
each ill. Iiacli one is 1
oprcialjy prepared to ,
euie one disease, and.
that only. 'I hi- i- an
age of specialists. You
don't contract with a
plumber to build your
whole house, do yon'
Why should you emit fact
with one proprietary
medicine to cure all ,yonr
Oftentimes you run
across a building con
tractor who has a ip:
rate plumbing departs ;
ini'iit, his own plastering
department, and hi on,
all of which dovetail to
gether ami build the
house. This i jus,t what ,
I he United Drug Com-'
' jiany is doing for yon
in the medicine line'
'I hey have cut down
prohH; they iiiauuf.ic.
ture Kcn.iI! Keincdios for
over 2.000 retail drug
gists. Thc-c drugg'MS
arc the only intermediate
profit that stand between
The United Drug Com
pany and the patient.
Could the United Drug
Company, of which we
.ue a member, afford 10
make one pom medicine
in this lint'11 Does not
common kmisc tell you
that one pom medicine
would ruin the sale of
the other 199 prcpara
ti tils' If ynii bought a
Kesall preparation and it
didn't do for you what
wc claim it will, would
jou buy another one of
our articles? Wc believe
not. Therefore each
preparation inu-t be good
it is good. We who
arc in the drug business
know the formulas .of
these Rexall prepara
tions, We believe in
them so implicitly that
we stand back of them,
with our guarantee to
refund yon ,our money
if they do not benefit
Elixir, 75c ,
For Constipation .
Rexall Cherry Juice,
large bottle, 2-c,
tr other Reall Rem
edies for 106 other ail
ments. ' J
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