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RED OLOUD NEBRASKA. CHIEF
HOW WOMEN AVOID
" " ' I !
Some Are Extremely Necessary, Others May Not Be
Every Woman Should Give Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound a Trial First
A Man for
A Story of the Builders
CHAPTER XVIII Continued.
They sndilMI their horncs and
mounted nnil rode tip to tlu door. Aft
er their ncltiiowlodKiiiPiitH mid farc
wHIb HrlniMrnd came cIohc to Sam
son nnd said In confidence: "I enjoy
boln' n tnllllonnlre for a few mlnuU'H
now nn tlicn. I?h jin Rood an goln'
to n rlrctii nn' clienpcr."
"The fcelliiKH of n mlltlonnlre are
nlniost nH Rood nn the money while
they last," mild Abe Lincoln with n
At enrly candlelight they rvnehed
the Bycnmqre woods very hungry. It
wnH n bcnutlful grovcllkp forest on
the shore of a nt renin. The crossing
wns n rough bridge of corduroy. A
crude Jog tavern nnd n cruder More
Blood on the farther uliore of the
creek. The tavern was n dirty place
with n diunken proprietor. Three
rugged, ulilftless farmers nnd n half
breed Indian wU In Its main room In
varying stages of Inehrlucy. A well
dressed, hiindsnme young man with n
diamond In his shirt-front was lend
ing n hone hack nnd forth In the
stable yard. The diamond led Hnmsnn
to suspect that he was the man Davis
of whom Mrs. Itrlmstend hnd spoken.
Our travelers, not liking the look of
the place, got some oats nnd rode nn,
camping near the fnrther edge of the
woods, where they built n fire, fed nnd
tethered their horses nnd sat down
and nte from the store In their saddle
bags. Then with their knives Abe nnd
8amon cut big nrmfultt of grass from
the nenr prnlrle for the horses nnd n
bed upon which the three man lay
down for the night.
Samson had thnt gift of "sleeping
with one eye open" which the perils
of the wilderness hnd conferred upon
the pioneer. He hnd Inln down on
llio side of their bed nenr the horses,
which, were tethered to trees only u
few' feet nway. He had gone to sleep
with hit) pistol under his right hand.
I.Me In the night he was awakened
by nn unusual movement among the
horses. In the dim light of the fire
he could see n man In the net of
bridling Abe's horse.
"Hold up your hnnds," Samson
shouted as he covered the man with
his pistol. "If ye stir a foot I'll bore
a hide In ye."
The man threw up his hands and
In half n moment Abe Lincoln nnd
Harry had got up nnd captured the
man and the loosed horse.
This Is part of the entry which
Rittnson made In his diary a week or
"Hurry put some wood on the fire
while Abe nnd I led him up Into the
light. He was one of the dirty white
"Hold Up Your Hands," 6amton
men we had seen ut the tnvern,
"Til gle you four hundred dollars
for n hoes In good Michigan mouey,'
"'If ye enn't steal a horse you're
wlllln' to buy one,' I says.
" 'No, sir. I only come to buy,' Bays
"I flopped him sudden and anked
htm why he was putting on the bridle.
"He owned np then. Bald a man
bud hired him to steal the horse.
" 'That ronn has got to have a hoss,'
he said. 'He'll give ye nny price ye
want to nsk. If you'll give nte a few
dollars I'll take ye to him.'
"'You go nnd bring him here and
ril talk to him,' I said.
"I let the feller go. I didn't sup
pose he'd como buck, but he did.
Game a little before sunrise with that
well-dressed feller we saw at tha
"What's your name?' I says.
"He bunded me a card on which 1
Vwd thr word Lionel Duvla. Ileal Es
tate, Loanrt and Iusurance, 1'4 South
Water Btrect, Chicago, III.'
"'Thcre'H one brunch o' your busi
ness that Ibti't mentioned ou the card,'
"'Whnt'n thntr Bays he.
"'Horse-thief,' says I. , Toil Bent
that feller here to stenl a horse and
he got caught.'
" 'Well 1 told him If he'd get me n
good horse I'd give htm live hundred
dollars and thnt I didn't care how he
got htm. The fact la I'm desierule.
I'll give you u thousand dollars for one
of your horses.'
" 'You couldn't buy one of 'em at any
price,' I wild. 'There's two reasons. 1
wouldn't do business with a horsethlef
and no money would tempt mo to sell
un animal to be ridden to death.'
"The two thieves had had enough
of us and they got out."
Thnt night our party camped on the
shore of the Kankakee nnd next day
they met the contractors. Lincoln
Joined the latter party and Harry and
Knmson went on alone. Late that af
ternoon they crossed the nine-mile prnl
rle, beyond which they could see the
shimmer of the lake nnd the sunlit
structures of the new city.
"There It is," said Kamson. "Four
thousand, one hundred and eighty
people live there. It looks like1 a stur
The houses were Bmall nnd cheaply
built and of many colors. Borne were
unpnlnted. Near the prairie they
stood like people on the outer edge of
n crowd, looking over one another's
shoulders nnd pushing In a disordered
mass toward the center of Interest
Some seemed to have straggled away
ns If they hnd given up trying to see
or hear. So to one ncnrlng It the town
had it helter-skelter look.
Our travelers passed rough boarded
houses with grand-looking people In
their donrynrds and on their small
porches men In broadcloth and tall
tints nnd Indies in silk dresses. It
wns hlx o'clock nnd the men had come
home to supper. As the horsemen
proceeded larger buildings surrounded
them, mostly two stories high. There
were some stores nnd houses built of
red brick, Beyond the scatter of
chenp, wooden structures they came to
streets well laid out nnd crowded and
busy nnd "very soft" to quote a phraBe
from the diary- Teams were strug
gling In the mud, drivers shouting and
lushing. Agents for hotels nnd board
ing houses begun to solicit the two
horsemen from the plnnk sidewalks.
The Intter were deeply Impressed by
n negro In scnrlct clothes, riding n
hoi so In scarlet housings. Ho carried
n scarlet banner and waB advertising
In n loud voice the hour nnd plncc of
n great land salo that evening.
A sound of ninny hammers beating
upon boards could be henrd above the
noises of the street nnd behind all wns
the constant droning of a big steam
saw nnd the whir of the heavy Btones
In the new grist mill. It was the be
ginning of thnt nmnztng dlnpnsnn of
Industry which accompanied the build
ing of the cities of the West.
They put out In the livery stable of
the City hotel nnd at the desk of the
latter nsked about the prlco of honrd.
It was three dollars a day nnd no
politeness In the offer.
"It's purty steep," snld Samson.
"But I'm too hungry for nrgument or
delay nnd I guess we enn stnnd It to
be nnbobs for n day or so."
The hotel clerk had n Register of
the Residents of the City of -Chicago
wherein they found the name nnd nd
dres of John Kelso. They went out
to find the house. Storekeepers tried
to stop them ns they passed nlong the
street with offers of land nt bargains
which would make them millionaires
In n week. In proceeding nlong the
plank sidewalks they were often as
cending or descending steps to another
On Ln Snlle street they found the
home of Jncl: Kelso. It wns n rough
bonrded smnll house, n story nnd n
hnlf high. It had n little porch nnd
doorynrd enclosed by nn unpnlnted
picket fence. Blm, In n handsome,
blue silk gown, enmc running out to
"If you don't mind I'm going to kiss
you," she snld to Hnrry.
"I'd mind If you didn't," said the
young man as be embraced her.
"We must be enreful not to get the
habit," bIiq laughed.
"I'd enjoy tielng careless for once,"
"Women can be extravagant with
everything but carelessness," sho In
sisted. "Do you like this gown?"
"It Is lovely like yourself."
"Then perhnps you will be willing
to tnke mo to the pnrty tonight. My
mother will chnperon us.
"With these clothes thnt have Just
been hnuled out of a snddlo bng?"
jyild Harry with a look of alnrm.
"Kven rngfl could not hide the beau
ty of him," snld Kelso as he enmo
down from tho porch to greet them.
"And look at her," ho went on. "WaB
there ever n fnlrer mnld In spite of
all her troubles? See the red In her
cheeks nnd tho diamond glow of youth
nnd health In her eyes. You should
Bee the young men sighing nnd guitar
In around her."
"You'll hear me tuning up," Harry
"That Is father's wny of comforting
my widowhood," snld Blm. "He has
made n wonderful beauty mask and
often he claps It on me and whistles
up a bund of sighing loera. As n
work of the Imagination 1 am a great
"The look of you setfl my heart afire
again," tho boy exclaimed.
"Come tnke mother and me to the
pnrty nt Mrs. Klnr.le'B," snld Blm. "A
very grand young man wns coming to
tnke ub In a wonderful cnrrlngc, hut
he's half nn hour lnte now. We won't
wnlt for him."
So tho three Bet out together nfoot
for Mrs. Klnzlc's, while Samson sat
down for a visit with Jack Kelso.
The Klnzlcs' house wns of brick
nnd Inrger nnd more pretentious than
any In Chicago. Its lawn, vcrnndn
nnd parlor were crowded with people
ln n curious variety of costumes.
Ncnrly all the festive company wore
diamonds. They scintillated on fin
gers, Borne of which were knotted with
toll ; they glowed on shirt bosoms nnd
morning ns well as evening gowns;
on neckB nnd cars, which should have
been spared the emphasis of Jewels.
Col. Znchnry Tnylor, who hnd Just
nrrlvcd from Florida and wus pres
ently returning with a regiment of re
cruits for the Seminole war, wns
nt Mrs. Kinzlc's pnrty. He remem
bered Harry and took him In 'hand
and Introduced him to many of IiIb
friends ns the best scout ln the Black
Ilnwk war, and, In spite of his dress,
the young man became one of the
lions of tho evening.
After refreshments the men went
outside to smoke and talk some with
pipes of canals, railroads nnd corner
Harry Looked Into Blm's Eyes.
lots, while the younger people were
dancing and being proudly surveyed
by their mothers.
-As Harry nnd tho Indies were lenv
Ing Col. Tnylor emtio to them nnd
"Young mnn, I nm the voice of your
country. I call you to Florida. Will
you go with us next week?"
Harry looked Into Blm's eyes.
"The campaign will bo oer In n
yenr, nnd I need you badly," the Colo
"I can not sny no to the cnll of my
country," Harry nnswered. "I will
Join your regiment nt Beardstown on
Its way down tho river."
That night Harry nnd Blm stood by
the gate talking, nftcr Mrs. Kelso had
gone Into the house.
"Blm, I love you more than ever,"
Bal'J the boy. "Abo says you can get
n divorce. I hnve brought the papers
for you to Blgn. They will make you
free. I hnve dono It for your sake.
You will be under no obligation. 1
want you to bo free to marry whom
you wilt. I would be tho happiest
man In tho world If you were to
chooso me. I haven't the wealth of
some of tho city men. I cau only
offer you my love."
"Bo careful and, please, let go of
my hand," she said. "I'm not going
to say n word of love to you. I am
not free yet. Wo couldn't marry If
wo wanted to. I wish you to be urder
no sense of obligation to me. Many
things may happen In n yenr. I urn
glad you are going to see moro of the
world before you settle down. It will
help yon to bo suro to know yourself
a little bettor nnd to bo sure of what f
yon wnnt to do."
"I think thnt I knbw myself fairly
well," ho nnswered. "There nre so
mnny bettor men who wnnt to marry
you I I shnll go nway with n grent
fenr In me."
"There nre no bettor men," Bhe nn
swered. "When you get buck we shall
co what comes of our little romance.
Meanwhile I'm going to pray for you."
"And 1 for you." he said ns he fnl
1 lowed her Into the bousa, wlit-re un
Copyright, Irving BaeAallar
older people sut waiting for them.
Harry gave the papers to Blm to be
signed and nttested and forwarded
to Mr. Stuurt In Sprlnglleld.
On their way to the hotel Sumson
snld to Harry;
"I don't believe
Is going to be
of these high-
to be a very
nek has caught
the plague. He has Invested In land.
Thinks It will mnke him rich. He's
ln poor health, too kidney trouble
and Blm has u baby with uU the rest
a beautiful boy. I went upstairs and
huw him tiBlecp In his cradle. Looks
like her. llalr ns yellow us gold, light
complexion, blue eyes, hundsome us
That night, In the office of the City
hotel, they found Mr. Lionel Davis In
the midst of n group of excited specu
lators. In some wny he hnd got across
the prulrles and wns selling his land
and ttcccptlng every offer on the plea
that he wns going Into the grain busi
ness In St. Louis nnd had to leave
Chicago next day. He choked the
market with bargains. The buyers
begnn to back off. Mr. Davis closed
bis carpet bag and left.
"It wub n kind of" horse stcalln',"
snld Samson as they were going to
bed. "He got news down there on the
main rond by pony express on Its wny
to St. Lou la. I'll bet there's beeu a
panic In the East He's awuke and
the others are still drennitnV
Wherein Is One of the Many Private
Panics Which Followed the Bursting
of the Bubble of Speculation.
Samson nnd Harry saw the bursting
of the grent bubble of '37. Lnte that
night, Disaster, loathsome nnd thousand-legged,
crept Into the little city.
It enme on n stenmer from the East
nnd hastened from home to home,
from tavern to tavern. Qrent bnnks
hnd suspended payment; New York
hnd suffered a pnnlc; ninny Inrge busi
ness enterprises In tho East had
failed; certuln agents for the bonds
of Illinois hnd absconded with the
state's money; In the big cities there
hnd been an ominous closing of doors
nnd turning of locks; n grout nrmy
of men were out of employment. The
little city was In a frenzy of excitement
The Btrects were filled with n shout
ing, hnlf-crazcd throng. New fortunes
had shrunk to nothing and less than
uothlng In n night. Lots In the city
were offered for a tithe of what their
market value hnd been. Dnvls had
known that the storm would arrive
with the first steamer nnd In tho
slang of business had put on n life
preserver. Samson knew thnt the
time to buy wns when every one
wanted to sell. He bought two corner
lots In the city nnd two acres on tho
prairie hnlf n mile from town. They
got their deeds nnd went to the Kel
sos to bid them good-by.
After hearty farewells Samson nnd
Hnrry set out for their home. They
were not agnln to sec the gentle face
nnd hear the pleasant tnlk of .lack
Kelso, He had once snld. In the pres
ence of Samson, that It Is ell to
remember, always, that things can not
go on with us ns they are. Changes
cottiL slowly nnd quite, uccordlng to
our calculations, or so swiftly nnd
unexpectedly that they fill us with
confusion. Learned and wise In the
weighty problems of Immunity he hnd
little prudence In regulating tho af
fairs of his own family.
Kelso had put every dollar he had
and some that he hoped to have Into
limd. Blm, who hnd been teaching In
one of the schools, hnd Invested nil
her salngs In a dream city on tho
shore of an iineonstructed canal.
(TO DK CONTINUED.)
"Rapid Transit" in the Old Days.
An Illustration of thu mine or less
rapid transit futilities between the
"villages" of Brooklyn and Flushing
ns late as 1811) is seen in the an
nouncement of the stage dilver who
begs "to Inform his friends In the city
w New York nnd the village of
Brooklyn, Newtown and Flushing that,
notwithstanding the opposition which
has lately been set up against 1)1 m. he
still continues to run his stage be
tween the Hinges of Brooklyn and
Flushing In nn equal If not superior
manner to that which he has been In
tho habit for many years past. He
has lmprncd his team with an addi
tional spun of cry flue horses which
enable him to perform Wis route In a
space of 00 minutes, being a dlstnnce
of 12 miles. Those who wish scuts In
the above-mentioned stage will plense
apply nt W. ft K. W. NlchoPs Btoro,
No. 8 Fulton Slip, New York; John
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(jrre's. Flushing. Fare from Brooklyn
to Newtown, 874 cents, to Flushing,
Laboring Under Difficulties.
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