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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 27, 1921)
BED OLOUD. NEBRASKA, CHIEF
A Man for the Ages
A Story of the Builders of Democracy
CHAPTER XX Continued.
They linil n hnppy liiitr-timr nt tin
tnbte, MrH. nrltiistoud beliitf In bettor
BplrltH since her Imslinnd had pit buck
to Ids fnnnlnc Anniihol, her form
llllliK with ilu iniee iiikI churm (f
womnrihood, wiih there and more
comely than ever.
Tlmy had been flpcnklng of Jnei
"I heard him say once Hint when
he wiw a heautlfiil young face It re
minded him of nolde slrilne; and the
odor of growing corn," said Samson.
"I'd rather see the face," Joe re
ninrkod, whereupon they all laughed
niul the hoy blushed to the roots of
his tiloud hair.
"He's become n man of gwnl Juilg
ment," said Ilrlinstend.
Annabel's sister Jane, who had
clinic, to the wagon In No Santa Cluus
Land, was a hrlght-rypd, merry
hearted girl of twelve. The hoy Hob
ert was a shy. good-looking lad a little
older than Joslah.
"Well, what's the news?" Samson
"Nolhln' Inis happened since we
Raw you hut the fall of Kl Dorado,"
"There was the robbery of the mall
ntage last summer a few miles north
of here," said Mrs. Itrlmstend. "Kvory
Rinltch of the mall was stolen. I
guesH that's the reason we haven't had
no letter; from Vermont In n year."
"Maybe that's why we haven't
heard from home," Samson echoed.
"Why don't you leave Joe here
while you're gone to Chicago?" Anna
"It would help his education to
rassle around with ltobert an' the
girls," said Nrlnmtcud.
"Would you like to Htay?" Samson
"I wouldn't mind." said Jolnh who,
on the loneJy prnlrle, had had few
companions of Ills own iikc
So It happened that Samson went
on alone. Near the sycamore woods
he came upon a gray-haired man lying
by the roadside with a horse tethered
near him. The stranger was sick with
a fever. Samson got down from his
"What can I do for you?" lie nBked.
"The will of Ood," the stranger
feebly nnswered. "I prayed for help
find you have come. I am Peter Cart
wright, the preacher. I was bo sick
and weak I had to get off my horse
and He down. If you had not come I
think Hint I should have died here."
Samson gave him some of the medi
cine for chills and fever which he nl
ways carried In IiIb pocket, and water
from his canteen.
"Is there any house where I could
find help and shelter for you?" he
"No, but I feel better glory to
God 1"' said the preacher. "If you can
heJp me to the buck of my horse I will
try to ride on with you. There Is to
be a quarterly meeting ten miles up
the road tonight. Nothing shall keep
me from my duty. I may save a dozen
souls from hell who knows?"
Samson was astonished at the Iron
will and holy zeal of this Iron-hearted,
Btrong-armcd, fighting preacher of the
prairies of whom he had heard much.
He lifted him niul set him on the back
of his horse.
"God blessed you with great
Btrength," Bald the latter. "Are you a
Tliev rode on In silence. Presently
Samson observed that the preacher
was nctually asleep and snoring In
A a Counter Demonstration.
the saddle. They proceeded for an
feour or more In this manner. When
the horses were wallowing through a
wale Uie preacher awoke,
"Glory be to God J" ho shouted. "I
am better. I shall be ablo to preach
tonight. A little farther on la the
rabln fit mother CawkJna. Ha tuu
been terribly pe'ked up by a stiff
necked, rebolJlona wife. We'll stop
theie for a cup of tea atid If she raises
n rumpus you'll e me take her by
Mrs. Cawklns vis n lean, sallow,
stern faced woiuir" of some forty
years with a face like hitter herbs;
her husband a mlld'-iaunered, shiftless
man who, cncnuriLVd by Mr. Curt
wrlght, had taken . riding through
the upper counties as a preacher a
course of conduct ft which his wife
heartily dlsnpproed Solicited by her
husband she siillenlj made tea for the
trawlers. When It had been drink
the two preachers fuelt In a corner
of the room and Mr. tjnrlwrlght began
to pray In a loud , Mce. Mrs. Caw
klns slimed the table "lliout and tipped
over the chairs and dropped the roll
Ing-pln as a couutcf demonstration.
The famous circuit r tier being in no
way put out by this, tio" dashed a dip
per of eold water on the head of her
husband. The prayli stopped. Mr.
Cartwrlght lose from his knees and
commanded her to Resist. On her
declaration that she v ould not he laid
hold of the woman imp forced her out
of the door and clost-,1 and bolted It
and resumed his prayvig.
Having recorded thlf remarkable In
cident In his diary, Sanson writes:
"Many of these Ignorant people In
the lonely, prairie cabins are like chil
dren. Cartwrlght leads them on like
a father and sometliaes with the
strong hand. If any or them deserve
a spanking they get It. Ho and others
like 1 1 1 tn have helped to .eep the cabin
people cJcnn and going r-) hill Instead
of down. They huvr established
schools" and missions mil scnttcred
good books and comforted sorrows
and kindled good desire n the heurts
of the humble."
Ah they were leaving, Mr. Cawklns
told them that the plnguf had broken
out In the settlement on Money creek,
where the quarterly meeting was to
be held, and that the people had been
rapidly "dyln' off." Sanson knew
from this that the smallpox a
dreaded and terrible scourge of pio
neer days had come ngnln.
"It's dangerous to go there," sold
"Where Is sorrow there Is my
proper jUnce," Cartwrlght answered.
"Those people need comfort and the
help of God."
"I got a letter from a lady there,"
Cawklns went on. "As nigh as I can
make out they need n minister. I can
read print handy but wrltln' bothers
me. You read It, brother."
Mr. Cartwrlght took the letter and
read ns follows:
"Dear Sir: Mr. Barman gave me
your name. We need n minister to
comfort the sick and help bury the
dead. It Is a good deal to ask of you
but If you feel like taking the chance
of coming here I am sure you could do
n lot of good. We have doctors enough
and It seems a pity that the church
should fall these people when they
need It most. If you have the courage
to come you would win the gratitude
of many people. Kor a month I have
been taking care of the sick and up to
now no harm has come to me.
"'A man's heart devlseth his way
but the Lord dircctclh his steps,' "suid
Cartwrlght. "For three days I'liavo
feJt that He wan leading me."
"I begin to think that He has been
lending me," Samson declared. "Him
Kelso Is the person I seek."
"I would have gone but my wife
took on so I couldn't get nwuy," suid
"I'll come back some day soon and
you and I will pry the devil out of her
with tho crowbar of God's truth and
iiikrcy," Cartwrlght assured him as he
and Samson took the road to the
On their way to tho Honey creek
settlement the lion-hearted minister
told of swimming through lloodtd
rivers, getting lost on tho plains and
suffering for food and water, of lying
down to rest nt night In wet clothes
with no shelter but the woods, of hand-to-hand
lights with rowdies whe en
deavored to sell drink or create n dis
turbance nt his meetings. Such was
tho zeal for righteousness woven by
many hands Into tho fabric of the
West. A little before sundown they
reached the settlement.
Samson asked n man In the road If
ho knew where they could find the
nurse Him Kelso.
"Do yo mean Hint angel o' God In
n white dress that taken keer o' tho
sick?" tho man utsked.
"I guess that would bo BIra," said
"Sho's over In yon' house," the oth
er answered, pointing wlUi his pipe to
n cabin eoiiio twenty rods beyond
them. "Thnr'a two children sick thnr
an' the mammy dead an' burled In the
"Is the plnguo getting worse?"
"No, I reckon it's better. Nobody
has come down since tho day bofore
ycstlddy. Thnr'a tho doctor comln'.
Ho kin tell ye."
A bearded man of middle nee, was
approaching them in the saddle,
I am Peter CnrtwrW. the
CopyriKht, Trying TarhMUr
preacher sent of God to comfort the
sick and bury the dead," suid Sam
"We welcome you, but If you stop
here you will have to stay until the
epidemic Is over."
"That I am propured to do."
"Then I shall take you where you
can find cntcrtalniiiunt. such as It Is."
"Klrst, tills man wishes to speak to
Miss Kelso, the nurse," said Cart
wright. "He Is a fctvnd of hers."
"You can see her but only nt n dis
tance," the doc '.or answered. "I must
keep you at lant twenty feet away
from fier. Corns with me."
They prxvrtled to the stricken
house. The doctor enfcmrtf and pres
ently Him came out. Her vyes filled
with tears and for n moment she could
"Why didn't you .'fit me know of
your troubles?" Samson asked.
"Early last summer I wrote n long
letter to you," she uT-jwered.
"It didn't reach rt. One day In
June the stage was rTbbed of Its mall
down In Tazewell empty. Your letter
was probably on that stage."
"Harry's death was the last blow. I
came out here to get away from my
troubles perhaps to die. I didn't
"Hurry Is not dead said Samson.
Her right hand toifhed her fore
head; her lips fell uwirt; her eyes
took on a look of tragV earnestness.
"Not dead 1" she whl-tycred.
"He Is alive and well "
Him staggered townrC him and fell
to her knees and Jay crouched upon
the ground, In tho dusky twilight,
shaking and choked with sobs, and
Shaking and Choked With Sobs.
with tears streaming from her eyes
but she was almost as silent as the
shadow of tho coming night. She
looked like one searching In the dust
for something very precious. The
strong heart of Samson wns touched
by the sorrowful look of her so Hint
he could not speak,
Soon he wns ablo to say In a low,
"In every letter he tells of his love
for you. That artlclo In the paper
was n cruel inlstnke."
After a little silence Him rose from
the ground. She stood, for a moment,
wiping her eyes. Her form straight
ened and was presently erect. Her
soul resented the Injustice she hud
suffered. There was n wonderful and
touching dignity in her voice and
manner when she asked: "Why didn't
he write tj me?"
"He inn-it have written to you."
Sadly, calmly, thoughtfully, she
spoke ns she stood looking off at the
fading glow In the west :
"It Is terrible how things enn work
together to break the heart and will
of a woman. Write to Harry and tell
him that ho must not come to see me
agnln. I hnve promised to mnrry an
"I hope It Isn't Dnvls," said Samson.
"It is Davis."
"I don't like him. I don't think he's
"Hut be bns been wonderfully kind
to us. Without his help we couldn't
have lived. Wo couldn't even have
given my father n decent burlnl."
"Has he been otft here to see you?"
"And he won't come. Thnt man
knows bow to keep out of danger. I
don't believe you'll marry him."
"Because I Intend to be a father to
you and pay nil your debts," said
Tho doctor called from tho door of
Him said: "God bless you end
nnrryP as sho turned nwny to take
up her task ngnln,
Thnt night both of them begnn, as
thay any, to put two and two together.
While be rode on In the growing dusk
ttui keen Intellect at Samson Haw a
convincing sequence of clrctimstnncM
the theft of the mall sack, the fnlse
account of Hurry's deajh, the failure
of his letters to reach their destlnu
(ton, and the fact that Him had ac
cepted money from Davis In time of
need. A strong suspicion of foul play
grew upon him ami he begun to con
sider what lie could do In the matter.
Having forded u creek he caught
the glow of a light In the darkness,
a title way up the road. It was the
lighted window of a cabin, before
whose door he stopped his horse and
"I am a belated and hungry traveler
o y way to Chicago," lie said to
the man who presently greeted him
from the open doorway,
"Have you come through Honey
Creek settlement?" the latter asked.
"Left (here about mi hour ago."
"Sorry, mister, hut I can't let you
come Into the house. If you'll move olT
a few feet I'll lay some grub on the
clioppln' block an' up the road about
a half-mile you'll tlnd a barn with
some liny In It, wheie you and your
horse can spend the night under
Samson moved away and soon the
man brought a package of food and
laid It on the block and ran buck to
"I'll lay n piece of silver on tho
block," Samson called.
"Not a darned cent," the man an
swered. "I hate like p'lson to turn n
feller away In the night, but we're
awful skeered here with children In
the house. Good-by. You can't miss
the barn. It's close ag'ln' the road."
Samson ale his luncheon In the dark
ness, as he rode, and presently came
upon the barn and unsaddled ami
hitched and fed his horse In one end
of It the beast having drunk his till
nt the creek they had lately forded
and lay down to test for the night,
with the saddle blanket beneath him
and his coat for a cover. A wind
from tin rth livgnn to wall and
whistle through the cracks In the barn
and over its roof, bringing cold weath
er. Samson's feet and legs had been
wet In the crossing, so that he found
It dlllleult to keep warm. He crept
to the side of his horse, which had
laid down, and found a degree of com
fort In the heat of the animal. Hut
It was a bad night, at best.
"I've had many a long, hard nluht,
but this is the wot at of them," Sam.
There's many a bad night In the
history of the pioneers, Its shadows
falling on lonely, Ill-marked roads,
cut by rivers, creeks and marshes and
strung through unnumbered miles of
wild country. Samson was up mid
oft' at daylight In a bitter wind anil'
six inches of snow. It wns a kind of
work he would not have undertaken
upon any call less commanding than
thnt of friendship.
He reached Chicago nt noon, having
had nothing to eat that day. There
was no such euger, noisy crowd In the
streets as he had been before. Tho
fever of speculation hud passed. Hut
there were many people on the niiilii
thoroughfares, among whom were
Europeans who had urrlved the
autumn before. They were changing
but the marks of the yoke were still
upon them. In Chicago were the
vltuls of the West and they were very
much alive In spite of the panic.
Samson bought some new clothes
mid hud a bath and a good dinner ut
the City hotel. Then he went to the
olllce of Mr. Lionel Davis. There to"
Ills surprise he met his old acquaint
unce, Ell Krodenborg, who greeted
him with great warmth and told of
having settled In Chicago.
A well-dressed young man came out
of an Inner olllce.
"I'd like to bee Mr. Davis," said
Samson. "Tell him that I've got some
money that belongs to him and thut
I'm ready to deliver It."
(TO D13 CONTINUED.)
WHERE HOTELS ARE UNKNOWN
Traveler in Mongolia Made Welcome
In Any Tent, Conforml to Sim
ple Rules of Etiquette.
Travelers on the steppes of Mon
golia are welcome to stay In any tent
in any village they encounter. Every
Mongolian Is hospitality Itself, provid
ing the traveler has Judgiuc it enough
to conform to the simple rules of
etiquette. Of course, he will have to
t.'e down beside the lambs and calves
of the household, Just as do the mem
bers of the family.
From whatever side of n tent the
traveler approaches he must be sure
to ride up to It from the front. When
lie is within a short distance he must
stop and shout "uohol," -vhlrli means
dog. This Is a safety measure, bo
cause the dogs are wolf-like and tierce.
The people hurry out to call off the
dogs, and If ho Is on foot he keeps
them back, as best ho can, with a
Once n traveler enters n tent he
says "menflu," or greeting. Ah dogs
do not attack Inside a tent It Is an
Insult to carry u stick Inside. He sits
at the left side of t. j I e-plnce, with
his feet curled up under him. If ho
can't do this ho sits with his feet
stretched toward the door. Then he
exchanges snuff boxes with the fam
ily. When he leaves, next morning, he
bows and smiles, as tho Mongols hnve
no ciiHU.m equivalent to hand-shakliif
Famous Greek Letter Society.
The tlrst Greek letter society waa
Phi Hetn Kappa, the letters standing
for n Greek motto which Is translated
"philosophy, the guide of life." It was
oiguulzftd at William anil Mnry col
lege December f, 1770, as a secret so
cial club ngd literary society. It bus
become nn honorary fraternity to
which raun and women are elected au
a Inula of aciiolarahln,
Yon tre not latlinf fit.
ecm to agree, lure
titej and tlecpr even
f etl, boweli coiiitipattil.
very lerioui (be miller,
trunk, but you know ymt
uoi mere nan the puncn
Mil.lnK fnii.t M
HA, h. tnmMm Kl&.tt
ir. uw utK- . -
1 11 f mmt.tr
furn nl ih
Fine Alter the artr
Kdwiird I'a.won Weston, the pedes
tilaii who was famous a ueiieiatlon
ago for his wonderful walking feats,
I" still hearty, nt the up or eighty
two years. IOven now he walks three
miles dally, for his inall. and several
times u week takes a I'J-inlle walk, In
the iielhborhoiMl of his limuc, Plu
tarch. UNter county, Now York, Jiim
io keep himself In condition.
Thousands Have Kidney
Trouble and Never
Applicants for Insurance Often
Judging from reports from druggints
wiio nre constantly in direct touch with
tllC nubllC. tllPW is finn nrittiimtinn 4l.n,
tins been very successful in ovcrcomim-
flnnA .1!i . rill .a a n
iiitBc cumimong. ine iniKi nnit healing
influence of Dr. Kllnu.r'u t;,..,, ! :.
oon realized. It standH tho highest for
no 11-iu.trKiiuic recoru oi success. ,
An exnniinincr nhvainmn fm- ...-. r i.
prominent Life Insurance Companies, in
an inrrrvinw nn !. Li.t.:nn. 1.. .1...
1 ;-""" iw mmji'vi, III1IUU UIU I1H
tmilMhlncr Btntnttm.f !... n . 1...
o '. .. wink viiv luiiMju way '
jo many applicants for insurance nrc re-
i.iicu is uecause Kiuncy trouDle is so
Colllinnn tn ftin Amnrlnin nAAnl.i ni ii..
large majority of tlioe whose npplica
rti-trta man .ln.1!u.l .! a.
..w.m ...1.- iL'L-iiui.'(i un noi even suspect
that they have the dif-rase.
I)r- Kilmer's Swamp Hoot is on sale
it all drug stores in bottles of two sizes,
medium and large. However, if you wish
irst to test this great preparation send
ten cents to Dr. "Kilmer & Co., Dingl.am.
ton. N. Y.. fnr n untiitili. ),ttl Ari,..
.vriting be sure and mention this paper.
"I don't believe she liked your
"Why not? She pral-ed It verv
"I know Hint, but 1 notice she didn't
ask you for the recipe." Detroit I'ree
SHE DYED A SWEATER, !
SKIRT AND CHILD'S COAT
Kadi package ot "Diamond Dje" con
tain iliiections f.o siiiipie any uoin.in i-.ui
do oi tint her woin, hh.ibb dicx-us,
Hl.titn, waists, couth, Mucking!, sweaters,
coteiiiigi., dinpi'i lei, hangings, everything,
even il she li.it) never il.veii betoie. liny
"Diiiiiiunil les'-no other kind then
peiteei home dyeing is sine because Dm-
motid Dyes are g.i.itiinteed not to spot, I
fade, streak, or tun. Tell our druggist i
ishethet the mateiiiil you wish to dye i I
wool or silk, or whether it is linen, cotton
or mixed goods. Advertisement. I
Kvoryhoily -.ti-lies poetry now; mid
unthololes hae to be Issued to ;.'et
It Into liiiokH.
Kverybody Is on the Job when It
comes to knnnkluir n knocker.
li II . I iaWNtfnBBHaC WtaQLMIaF
alirlfl. Tuition fee
n nCSSflnr VjSlsmiW
urJllirlJl.V-l7-riTllJil J - aw
lW 1 1 1 frrlaiffjtal VMSD-iir
Yoar food rioei Dot
alter nilil a
air , ij ua-i w vviiiiii vi an, i nvv
h ratal J.i-timlu Inm auif,,iU ! In
PfiM-A.t tt loll m HAHtlKIi ll !
-ii'ui t-iu-un is uiicvt anu aaiiiviui y
It fnllnaaa I. a ..a!a ..!.!... t - I.I-. .I
fllinpll trtak 4..tt..l ..:...... l..l. . tj
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SOLD EVERYWHERE. TAHLETS OR LICIUIO
..,., u eniiliu i-Ui IITII ailU ICE,
Take a good dose of Garter's Little Liver Pills
then lake 2 or 3 for a few nights after. A
few doses restore your organs to their
proper functions and the Headache and the
causes of it pass away. In the same manner
They regulate the Bowels and prevent Constipation.
ipnature-" XZ'-?S2r Small Pill; Small Doie j Small Price
- rrrmi!t - iff,71 -
Dlrds Do Valuable Work.
The total number of iusect-eatlng
birds (n the I'nlted States Is esti
mated at i ; than l.riiHUKKi.OOO.
Kncli bird may destroy as tunny aa
100 insects a day.
To Insure gllstenlnu'-whlte table
linens, use Kcd Cross Hull Illue lu your
laundry. It never disappoints. At all
good grocers, fie.- Advertisement.
"1 am not pretty, so I suppose I
shall have to be interesting."
"He a pood cool;, girlie."
ARE YOU A MOTHER?"
Health is Your Most Valuable Asset
Here is How to Take Proper
Caro of It
ncntrice, Ncbr. "1 know Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription to be a wonderful
help to women during expectancy.
Always during Hint time I took it and it
waa tlic means of keeping me in n strong,
healthy condition, made the ordeal
much easier, and my children wcro
(trungcr and healthier than thev would
have been if I had not taken tins medi
cine. 1 enn highly recommend it to nil
nt this critical iienotl: they will find it an
excellent medicine.'' Mrs. Edith
Roberts, 521 V. Court St.
Go to your neighborhood drug store
today and get Fnrorito Prescription in
tnlilcta or liouid or send 10c to Dr.
Pierce's Invalids' Hotel in Buffalo, N. Y.
for trial pkg tablets.
THE BIG 4
Keep the vital organs healthy by
regularly taking the world's stand
ard remedy for kidney, liver,
bladder and uric acid troubles
P2 1r TteV J
Th Nntionnl Kmedy of Holland fo?
rentunes nd sndorsed by Queen Wilhel
nun. At aXl druggists, three sizes.
Look for Ilia name Gold Medal on arery boa
and accept no imitation
Save Your Hair
Soap 25c, Ointment 25 and 50c, Talcum 25c
W. N. U LINCOLN, rfoTtZ-AyzC
of Prosperity il.
offers t h me seekers opportunities that cannot
M,r.ediTt1?,eihc,re; Th -t0"83""140' formers
irpm tht United States who have accepted Can
ada'sBM irouscfferto settle on FREEhomesteads
or buy ta.rn land in her provinces have been well
repaid by bountiful crops. There is still avail
able on cany terms
Fertile Land at SIS to $30 an Acre
land Rlmilar to that which throimh many years
has yielded from 20 to 45 bushels of wheat
to the ncro-oats, barley and flax also in great
abundance, while raislnu horses, cattle, aheeD
andhoBalsequallyprofitable. Hundreds of farm
ers in" western Canada have raised crops in a
slnBli season worth more than the whole cost of
their land. With such success comes prosperity.
Independence, good homes and all the comforts
and conveniences which make life worth living.
i-arm uaraens, poultry, Dairying
ore sources of Income second only to grain
Browing and stock raising. Attractive cli.
mate, good neighbors, churches; schools,
good markets, railroad facitities, rural tele
and Uritiib Coluajbla. reijuctd
ratoi, etc, writ
W. V. BENNETT
4, Bee Dldg., Omiha, Neb
Annt, Deoi. or Immleratlon
n .iniaiin, iofninwrior canaOk
at Big Money
'ways in de-
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Lincoln Auto & Tractor School
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