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Red Cloud, Nebraska.
Headquarter In the BED CLOUD CHIEF Office
(Copyright, ijif 1T Atsuciated Literary Preti)
Lon Ilcrrlck was up In the hills
trapping that week,. Therefore It
chnnced that out of tho whole com
munity at Threo Checrn he was tht
solo malo absent when Mrs. liuss ar
rived. She camo without warning,
even as a stray cat, and had settled
herself In the lnglenook of Three
Cheers heartBomo hearth by tho time
Lon camo back.
"She's a fine specimen of a woman.
Lonnle," said Noonan tentatively, yet
with a sort of submerged enthusiasm.
"About thirty-eight, maybe."
"What did she come after?" asked
Lonnle, who was a sober and cau
"To mako a living, samo ns tho
rest of us. She's opened up a sort of
"It's tho flrat hook they put Into
us," said Lonnle. "Is sho fat?"
"She's whnt nn onlooker might
call nicely distributed," said Noonan,
It happened that Lonnlo was
away moBt of the hunting season, and
only camo into camp at Intervals. In
tho spring, when tho water burst tho
Ice on the rivers, ho camo home, and
the long wait had only made Mrs.
nuss more indifferent to his ex
istence. "Is that him?" sho ''asked, when
Noonan pointed him out, stalking
leisurely up tho main street of Threo
Cheers, his old coonskln cap, with Its
dangling tail, hiding his face from
sight, his threo hounds at his heels.
"The poor fellow."
"And why do you call him that, Mrs.
Buss?" queried Dan, tenderly. "He's
a fine figure of a man."
"I'm thinking what a lonely life it
Is ho leads," said Mrs. Buss. "And
dangerous, too, no doubt."
"Tho lumber trade is moro so. I've
been shaking hnnd3 with denth nil
winter long and no body to byinpu-
thlzo with mo."
"Go 'long, you artful creaturo,"
laughed back Mrs. Buss, merrily.
"You haven't missed a day
down hero. Go tell
want to tee him."
"Ho won't come."
"Try him." v
Dan carried tho
brought back tho answer dutifully. It
was simple and withal uncompromis
ing. "He says ho does his own cooking."
Mrs. Buss' lips set firmly and then
parted in a laugh. And her answer
"IIo doesn't know me," sho said.
"Whoro do tho tiappers and hunters
nround those parts eell their pelts?"
"There's a fellow comes through
about this tlmo and buys thorn up
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Lon Hcriick I
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and every thing to be found in a first
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JOE FOGEL, "Beu22mu,.
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'.' u ,' , County when it comes to turning
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THE CHIEF OFFICE
from Laramie. I enn got his nnmo if
it you vwuit It."
"Get it," bald Mrs. Buss.
About a week later Threo Cheers
was startled to find an announcement
in Mrs. Buss' window. It stated that
therein was tho agency for Barclay &
Burden, furriers, of Laramie, followed
by a tempting list of prices for pelts.
Lon considered the situation from
all points. It looked strategic to
him, and yet ho was a modest man,
and knew not the limit of a woman's
patience. Several times he spread
out his eeuson's catch and looked
thera over deer, bear, fox, wolf, ot
ter and coon skins. He resented Mrs.
Buss' assumption of authority. It had
been part of tho yearly excitement,
the visit of the buyer to his cabin, and
the swapping of stories over tho sale.
Yet tho second week after tho sign ap
pearod in tho bakery window ho went
down to tho camp bearing his catch
with him and n look of resignation.
He had purposely chosen midofter
noon for Ms visit. Tho other men
would bo up In tho timber then. Ho
wanted as few witnesses as possible.
"Como right in!" called Mrs. Buss
cheerily, as his long Bhadow felt
ucross ner inresnoiii. sne lutcu a
smiling, contented face from her knit
ting. "Why, hello, Lonnle," she said.
"Got a pretty good catch there, havo
Lon said nothing, but ho dropped
"Shut tho door, dear," added Mrs.
Duss. "And don't get nervous. I'm
not going to hector you a bit. Sit
down and talk."
t , "Hadn't we better look tho pelts
"Plenty of time. ' I -only toolf-the
agency bo as to make euro you'd have
to come here to seo mo. The day I
got here, and found out you were
away, I Just switched round and
changed my name and went to work.
Lonnle, don't you get lonesotno?"
"I do my cooking," Lonnle started
to explain, then out of tho corner of
his eye bo caught a glimpse of tho
table with Its freshly baked plea and
cakes, and huge loaves of white
"Not this kind, Mostly corn cakes
"You could go hunting in the sea
son," began Mrs, Herrick, lato Buss.
Sho glanced up, met Lon's eyes, and
blushed Blowly. "You ought to bo
ashamed of yourself to make me set
all the traps. Why don't you say eome
Wng?" Then Lon rose awkwardly, and
reached toward her.
"Thero ain't anything to nay.
honoy," ho laughed. "I never heard a
caught creaturo that was given to con
versation. You've got me alive."
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The Makes of
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show "The The
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Red Cloud. C. P. Catiibb.
The reoent act of April 10th, 1008
Riven to all soldlera' widow n penbion
91-2 per montb. Fred Mauier, the at
torney, has all necessary blauka.
SIMMER TRAVEL HINTS
PaClfIC COaSt TOUT SI Tlie 8" tour i8 available on special dates com
mencing April 27th; the 800 tour is available every day commencing
June 1st; 915 higher includes California, Portland and Puget Bound.
There is no rail journey in the world as educational as a tour of the Coast
YCllOWStOnC Patk I Inquire about the new Cody scenic way through
the park; complete tickets including hotels and stages. The out look
. from Sylvnu I'ass is one of the world's magnificent views. Are you
interested in the personally conducted camping tours from Cody? a
perfect Summer tour Includes Scenic Colorado, Salt Lake and Yellow
sto'ne Turk the Rocky Mountain circuit tour.
SCenlC ColOradO ReSOrtS 3 IIere is a wonderful reorcativo and
health restoring region. It offers everything that Switzerland offers and
ht a very small expense.
Estes Parki Colorado! s rn,ul rark t the foot of Long's peak
is rapidly becoming Denver's recreation ground. It is one of the most
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L. W. WAKKLMY, meneratPaaeenger Agt.,