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With: Leah Steelgrave, Dr. Jonah Danforth.
Location: Dr. Danforth's Office
When: Mid December 1875
Time of Day: Mid Day

 

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Leah Steelgrave had left Helena Montana by stagecoach just as the wave of storms approached. The coach eventually could no longer continue on, the sow was too deep for the fur up team and the heavy coach, so the trip almost ended in a return to Helena. Fortunately for her, there was a man with a pack mule team that was willing to fight the snow to see her through to Kalispell.

 

It had been a harrowing experience, but at last she found herself safe in Kalispell with all of her belongings tanks to one Abe Lyndowski and his team of mules. A fearless man the had been willing to fight through the adversity of the storms to deliver his charge safe and sound. She had amply rewarded him and offered him a place in the hotel, but he declined, spending one night in the livery before pulling out the next day during a lull in the continuing storm.

 

The following day found Leah trudging through the snow to Doctor Danfoth’s office to share the results of her mission to the capitol. She reached his doorstep finding it at the end of shoveled pathway. Smiling at effort she rapped on his door.

 

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There was something about impending storms that made people suddenly decide that ailments they had suffered with for days, or even weeks suddenly needed attention, and Jonah had been kept busy the past few days.  Finally, though, this morning seemed to be a lull, and the doctor was getting a chance to catch up on paperwork and whatnot that was amazingly boring, so he almost relished the knock on the door.  Hopefully, it was a delivery, or someone bringing him payment, preferably actual money, and not Mrs' Sutton and her 'rheumatic elbow'.

 

When he opened the door, he was pleasantly surprised to see Leah there.  "Miss Steelegrave!  Please, come in!"  He stood back so she could enter the large house that served as the clinic, too.  "I'm glad to see you back safely.  I trust your trip was profitable?"

 

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Leah smiled as she stepped inside.  “Profitable? Yes, beyond what I had hoped. We have the right away, but more important, we have a grant to help with expenses building the hospital from the governor himself.” She exclaimed, producing papers from her coat and handing them to Jonah.


“However, there is already a snag.” She continued. “ It seams the good Judge Robertson is delaying with the need for something akin to a town hall meeting to discuss the trading of land. Of course, since the property for the right away is already deeded to the township, we could be on the outside looking in.”

 

“The contingency is the grant money and my own if necessary. Perhaps being a Steelgrave means the sanctimonious of Kalispell will oppose anything and everything I try to do here. That is except for my money, they’ll take that.” Being rebuffed by the judge had not sat well with her. But she was determined to provide the town with a first rate hospital. With or without the support of Kalispell's stuffed shirts.

 

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“Profitable? Yes, beyond what I had hoped. We have the right away, but more important, we have a grant to help with expenses building the hospital from the governor himself.” She exclaimed, producing papers from her coat and handing them to Jonah.

 

Jonah took the papers, smiling.  "Splendid!"  Of course, any help they could get with the funding was a godsend, not only with expenses, but with the approval and support as well.


“However, there is already a snag.”

 

Of course, wasn't that always the way of it?  Nothing came easy.  "And..?"

 

“ It seams the good Judge Robertson is delaying with the need for something akin to a town hall meeting to discuss the trading of land. Of course, since the property for the right away is already deeded to the township, we could be on the outside looking in.”

 

"So, we need to clear this with the town council?"  He was suspecting the same thing she was...that there were those who would object merely because of her name, so they'd have to launch as strong campaign...such as, 'A hospital will save lives...'  How did you argue with that?

 

“The contingency is the grant money and my own if necessary. Perhaps being a Steelgrave means the sanctimonious of Kalispell will oppose anything and everything I try to do here. That is except for my money, they’ll take that.”

 

"So, if they want your money, they'll have to help you with the hospital."  And wouldn't that just be irksome to the old biddies!  "I can gather some statistics, we can sit down and put an argument together that they can't dispute."

 

That sounded simple enough to him, but he'd never dealt with grants before.

 

"But please, take off your coat and have some coffee...or a shot of whisky!"

 

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"So, if they want your money, they'll have to help you with the hospital."  And wouldn't that just be irksome to the old biddies!  "I can gather some statistics, we can sit down and put an argument together that they can't dispute."


“One would think so, however, there’s no telling about these people. Big fish, small pond. You know, stand firmly in the way of progress if it’s not their idea, but then, it could be just the one person. We’ll have to see.” Leah agreed with a sneer in her voice.
 

That sounded simple enough to him, but he'd never dealt with grants before.

 

"But please, take off your coat and have some coffee...or a shot of whisky!"


“Thank you, coffee might be the better choice. This damned snow is going to slow everything down. I wish I’d never given the papers to Ben Robertson, but the damage is done. The man has the power to do what he wants with the deed to the land.” She was angry, mostly with herself. Leah had expected that perhaps the town council to perhaps delay a decision but at the moment it seemed that perhaps, the judge could just bury the deed until it was needed to receive payment.


“I wanted to ask you, what do you think of bringing Doc Boone into our little plan here. Another doctor, gives us a bit more credibility as we move forward, and we will move forward!” She said determinedly, while another plan was forming in her head.

 

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"Oh, certainly," Jonah agreed as he led the way to the kitchen, then motioned to the table there -- he wasn't in the mood for the formal dining room, and besides, that was too big and impersonal.  "He has far more experience and knowledge in the specifics to the area, and I'm sure he'd have good ideas."

 

He poured them both coffee, then sat across from her at the small table.  "And you are right, he has a stellar reputation, and many patients who respect him, so having him with us will give detractors more to have to push against."  And maybe he'd have some good ideas for what we need?"

 

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 "Oh, certainly," Jonah agreed as he led the way to the kitchen, then motioned to the table there -- he wasn't in the mood for the formal dining room, and besides, that was too big and impersonal.  "He has far more experience and knowledge in the specifics to the area, and I'm sure he'd have good ideas."


“Indeed, and that’s what I had been thinking since we saw him in Whitefish. Having two medical men involved with this hospital plan can be nothing but helpful.” She explained. “I have no idea why I thought that...” Her voice trailed off, and her head dropped a bit.  


He poured them both coffee, then sat across from her at the small table.  "And you are right, he has a stellar reputation, and many patients who respect him, so having him with us will give detractors more to have to push against."  And maybe he'd have some good ideas for what we need?"


“I’m fine, Jonah. I had this thought that maybe someone besides Marshal Guyer would be happy with the deal.” She said, a touch of disappointment in her voice. “And I certainly agree, Doctor Boone adds even more credibility to this project and I’ll be damned if I’ll stand by like the proper woman and take what some old men have to say about a place that will save lives. Where babies will be born safely.


And there's something else. I had not thought to use it, but I will go to the Union and Mister McVay with the story and we’ll see what his readers think, elections are coming.” The smile would be deceptive, there had been venom in her voice, no longer any disappointment.

 

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Jonah couldn't help but wonder what she had left unsaid, but he wasn't going to push her on it, and he couldn't help but chuckle at her convictions.  If anyone could get this done, it was Leah Steelegrave! 

 

"The paper can be a good ally, that's certain."  Jonah sipped his coffee, then added, "perhaps just a small story to start, but reserve anything major in case there's a great deal of resistance?"  If they did a big story on the dealings too soon, then, if her father started pushing too hard, they could use the paper as a means of fighting back.

 

"I can send for Dr. Boone, if you'd like?  Weedy is around here someplace..."

 

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"The paper can be a good ally, that's certain."  Jonah sipped his coffee, then added, "perhaps just a small story to start, but reserve anything major in case there's a great deal of resistance?"  If they did a big story on the dealings too soon, then, if her father started pushing too hard, they could use the paper as a means of fighting back.


“Of course you’re right, and I knew that a big blow up now in the midst of winter, simple a waste of ink. But I do like the idea of a small story, just about the initial plans, focused on you and hopefully Doc Boone. Get people thinking how good it would be to have a hospital." Leah agreed.
 

"I can send for Dr. Boone, if you'd like?  Weedy is around here someplace..."


"Please do. Let’s get the project moving, if ever so slowly." She urged. "They may want to stifle what I offered them and just outright take the deed and the credit, but if we add bits and pieces to the story as we move forward, people will see that it is not this Steelgrave they need to be concerned about. Their problem is right her in town."

 

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"Just a moment, then."  Jonah stood and headed to the back of the house, where Weedy was working on painting a small table...the boy wanted to earn money to get Miss Addy a present, and this nickle Jonah offered him to fetch Doc Boone would help.

 

He returned to the kitchen, refreshing their coffee before sitting again.  "It's a smart idea, having some sort of documentation that this was your idea, and where you want it to be, and the work you put in.  That newspaper man seems a good sort, but I don't know him personally, but it might be an idea to actually bring him in to the planning?"

 

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He returned to the kitchen, refreshing their coffee before sitting again.  "It's a smart idea, having some sort of documentation that this was your idea, and where you want it to be, and the work you put in.  That newspaper man seems a good sort, but I don't know him personally, but it might be an idea to actually bring him in to the planning?"

 

Leah listened to the idea of having McVay in on the planning. “ I agree, actually. With him involved, and hopefully our ally, that would be an edge. After the judge’s reaction to the idea, I’m not sure I trust the town council because I do not trust him.”

 

She smiled, and not a pleasant smile. “I have a copy of everything. Every scrap of paper. He has the originals but I have a duplicate set, also signed. My father taught me well. When you involve yourself in a trade, always be prepared for deception and dishonesty, and if there was a man this side of the Mississippi it’s Elias Steelgrave.”

 

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The knock on the door came as a surprise to Josiah Boone. Being new to town, and in the dead of winter, visitors were scarce, including his former patients. Though most had found semi or permanent housing.

 

The lad was there on an errand from Doctor Jonah Danforth and Leah Steelgrave, a name he knew all too well, not her in particular, but the Steelgrave name, and all it represented, which was trouble he could well do without. But the boy had mentioned a hospital, and that peaked the man’s interest, so he followed the lad to Danforth’s office.

 

Once inside, the fire and it’s warmth caused Josiah to remove his heavy top coat and gloves. He looked the pair, smiling, as there was no reason not to

 

“Well Danforth, what’s this about a hospital.” Leah smiled at the directness and decided that Jonah should answer, and she could fill in the details.

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She smiled, and not a pleasant smile. “I have a copy of everything. Every scrap of paper. He has the originals but I have a duplicate set, also signed. My father taught me well. When you involve yourself in a trade, always be prepared for deception and dishonesty, and if there was a man this side of the Mississippi it’s Elias Steelgrave.”

 

"But that makes you the ideal person for this, since you know how he thinks."  Jonah smiled at Leah, still impressed that she wanted to help the community, despite what her family might want.  She was shrewd and fearless, and he had no doubt the hospital would be a success.

 

He stood as Dr. Boone came in.

 

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"Dr. Boone."  He shook the man's hand, then motioned to a seat.  "This is Leah Steelegrave.  She is planning to build a hospital in town, and later an orphanage.  Would you like some coffee?"  His thoughts were a bit scattered.  "We thought you might have some ideas and would like to help...Oh, Miss Steelegrave, this is Dr. Josiah Boone."

 

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"But that makes you the ideal person for this, since you know how he thinks."  Jonah smiled at Leah, still impressed that she wanted to help the community, despite what her family might want.  She was shrewd and fearless, and he had no doubt the hospital would be a success.


“He’s not the one I’m concerned about, it’s the town council that has me concerned.” She stated. “He’ll do what he’s always done, attempt to get his way, but it’s whether or not Kalispell wants a hospital of it’s own.” Just then the door opened and Weedy bounded in with Josiah Boone in tow.


He stood as Dr. Boone came in.


“Well Danforth, what’s this about a hospital.”


"Dr. Boone."  He shook the man's hand, then motioned to a seat.  "This is Leah Steelegrave.  She is planning to build a hospital in town, and later an orphanage.  Would you like some coffee?"  His thoughts were a bit scattered.  "We thought you might have some ideas and would like to help...Oh, Miss Steelegrave, this is Dr. Josiah Boone."


“Miss Steelgrave, unfortunately I know of your family, especially your brothers.” He looked at her, as if trying to figure her out. “Coffee, maybe a measure of whiskey, if you have any.” He turned back to Leah. “A hospital you say? What on earth possessed you to want to build a hospital? And then an orphanage as well?” He scrutinized her again. “Your father will certainly not be in favor of such a thing.”


She stared right back at the doctor and said. “Because there is a real need for both. My concern is not my father, it is the town council. I am hoping, doctor, that you will agree to the need and join us in seeing that it is built. Our problem is simple, we have offered the town a trade, land for both projects in return for deeded right a way for the coming railroad. They, well Judge Ben Robertson has those deeds and has chosen to delay until spring any meeting on the subject. This delays our ordering lumber and hiring men to get the job done, not to mention delays in obtaining medical equipment, all of which I have grants for."

 

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Jonah looked at Boone and nodded.  "Miss Steelgrave is not only sincere in her objectives, but earnest and dedicated as well.   She's started laying the groundwork for all of this, and I have no doubt she will succeed.  But she has her family name to overcome, and I'm still new here.  We think that your support would go a long way to seeing a hospital actually happen." 

 

He took a sip of coffee, then added, "And, of course, your input on the project would be invaluable.  I'm afraid I don't know a great deal about such things, so I would appreciate advice on even things so basic as how many rooms we should be looking at, as well as equipment and such.

 

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Jonah looked at Boone and nodded.  "Miss Steelgrave is not only sincere in her objectives, but earnest and dedicated as well.   She's started laying the groundwork for all of this, and I have no doubt she will succeed.  But she has her family name to overcome, and I'm still new here.  We think that your support would go a long way to seeing a hospital actually happen."


Doc Boone nodded and then looked at the young lady inquisitively, brow a bit furrowed, formulating his thoughts.
 

He took a sip of coffee, then added, "And, of course, your input on the project would be invaluable.  I'm afraid I don't know a great deal about such things, so I would appreciate advice on even things so basic as how many rooms we should be looking at, as well as equipment and such.


“So tell me, why the hell, with your last name, would you want to do a fool thing like that?” He asked. “Why there’s folks down here wouldn’t give two spits if you lived or died. But I admire your spunk young lady.” He laughed. “Bought the right of way and gave it to the town that likely despises you’n yours, and all you want in return is land to build them a hospital? And an orphanage?”


Leah looked at him eyes and mouth wide open. “Doctor Boone-“


“Doc.” He corrected.


“Doc Boone, I am fully aware of some peoples thoughts, if not most. Well sir, they can go to Hades! This town, and the outlying areas need a hospital, and there are government funds available for an orphanage, so why not us?” Her dander was up. “Judge Robertson may want to keep Kalispell small, but I mean to build that hospital and that Orphanage and I’d like your help with it’s design and needs.”


“Yes Ma’am, I’d be proud to help in any way I can.” He turned to Jonah, “And Doctor Danforth, I’d be honored to work along side you in this most prestigious endeavor.” Then he smiled. “I believe something with a bit more of a kick is in order.” He removed a flask from his inside pocket. “Just one.”

 

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Jonah let out a sigh of relief, glad that he wasn't in this alone...not that he was alone alone, but Leah was handling more of the finances and organization, leaving the working end to him, and he felt completely inadequate.

 

"It's an honor to have you with us, Doc."  Jonah rose and gathered three clean glasses that he set out on the table.  "I'm certain I can learn a great deal from you and that you know far more about this sort of thing than I do!"

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"It's an honor to have you with us, Doc."  Jonah rose and gathered three clean glasses that he set out on the table.  "I'm certain I can learn a great deal from you and that you know far more about this sort of thing than I do!"


“That might be young man, but I’ll bet there’s thing’s I’ll learn from the both of you.” He poured the whiskey from his flask into the glasses and hand one to each of them. “The hospital.” He toasted.


“The hospital.” Leah said and tossed off the drink, feeling the burn and grimacing at the result.


“Now, Miss Steelgrave, I know your pa and I now the men in his and your brothers employ. Do not think because you’re his daughter that either of those men will restrain tier hired guns in this matter, if the decide to end your project. Not saying that to scare you, just to make sure you know the risks.”


“Then they don’t know me at all. If they mean to start trouble, they’ll find that I am up to the task.” She claimed. “I doubt that the men of Kalispell will take too kindly to those men attacking the construction site. Especially not Marshal Guyer and his Deputy.”

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"It's good that you have the marshal informed and on our side," Jonah commented, nodding.  "And we're aware going into it that there may be trouble, and you know your father best."  He looked at Leah.  "But from what I've heard, he isn't the sort to engage in a frontal assault, so we'll need to plan for underhanded attacks..." 

 

He shrugged.  While he wasn't familiar with those sorts of tactics, he could imagine that it would be difficult to fight, since it would be hard to see coming.

 

"Burning it down before it's complete," he murmured, partly just thinking to himself, then he looked at the others.  "That's what I would do.  Certainly, it could be rebuilt, but that would take all the more time and money."

 

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It's good that you have the marshal informed and on our side," Jonah commented, nodding.  "And we're aware going into it that there may be trouble, and you know your father best."  He looked at Leah.  "But from what I've heard, he isn't the sort to engage in a frontal assault, so we'll need to plan for underhanded attacks..."

 

He shrugged.  While he wasn't familiar with those sorts of tactics, he could imagine that it would be difficult to fight, since it would be hard to see coming.

 

“Yes he is.” Leah agreed. “And I am glad that Marshal Guyer is who he is, and not what might have been put in office. Hannah Cory and her father made a good choice. But one man, I just don’t know. Even with a deputy.” Her voice trailed off
 

"Burning it down before it's complete," he murmured, partly just thinking to himself, then he looked at the others.  "That's what I would do.  Certainly, it could be rebuilt, but that would take all the more time and money."


Both Jonah and Josiah looked at her.


“That would be just the sort of thing he would try. And that could spell disaster for the whole blamed town! Of course that depends on where the Town Council allots the property, that is providing the dunderheads actually provide the land in the first place.” Boone theorized. “A lot’s riding on what the Council does or doesn’t do.” He shook his head, “We may have to purchase the property ourselves.”


Leah said nothing, simply fumed at the thought that the Town Council would do that to them.

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"I suppose we'll just take it as it comes," Jonah commented with a shrug, although he really would like for them to have a better handle on what the plan was.  "I have the property here, I and Miss Mercer, not quite an acre, but we could look into buying up land around if we have to."

 

While a challenge made things interesting, Jonah wanted to think that they had some sort of chance for success, and the best way to accomplish that was thorough planning, as well as back-up plans and more.

 

"We'll get it figured out and have our hospital," he declared, "especially with what happened in Whitefish, the territory needs something, and we're going to be growing, making the need even more." 

 

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"I suppose we'll just take it as it comes," Jonah commented with a shrug, although he really would like for them to have a better handle on what the plan was.  "I have the property here, I and Miss Mercer, not quite an acre, but we could look into buying up land around if we have to."


Leah’s facial express tightened at Jonah’s words. What he was saying was that the community was going to block their efforts, or at the very least the Town Council would somehow scuttle their plans because of her name.
 

While a challenge made things interesting, Jonah wanted to think that they had some sort of chance for success, and the best way to accomplish that was thorough planning, as well as back-up plans and more.


“I have real difficulty with such delay tactics, and petty politics. Perhaps our best ally is your editor and the paper.” Doc Boone stated.
 

"We'll get it figured out and have our hospital," he declared, "especially with what happened in Whitefish, the territory needs something, and we're going to be growing, making the need even more."  


She looked to both men in turn. “If we have to move it to Columbia Falls, if not build it on the rubble of whitefish. A hospital is needed in this area, when it ends up, well, that would be up to the Town Council. I want it here, but I intend to make it clear there will be a hospital, if not here, somewhere else!”

 

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"When we speak to the man from the paper -- McVey, is it? -- we can also mention the economic advantage of a hospital here," Jonah suggested, "even just the building of it, not to mention the support we're going to need...nurses, cooks, maids, the supplies..."

 

Jonah wasn't too versed on economics, but he did understand how something as big as a hospital could bring a lot of business to the town, not to mention families of patients who would need a place to stay, food to eat, goods to buy, places to board their horses...that would certainly boost support from the people in town.

 

"Folks here might even put pressure on the town council, if they are reluctant to approve the land?"

 

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 "When we speak to the man from the paper -- McVey, is it? -- we can also mention the economic advantage of a hospital here," Jonah suggested, "even just the building of it, not to mention the support we're going to need...nurses, cooks, maids, the supplies..."


 “McVay.” Leah corrected.


Jonah wasn't too versed on economics, but he did understand how something as big as a hospital could bring a lot of business to the town, not to mention families of patients who would need a place to stay, food to eat, goods to buy, places to board their horses...that would certainly boost support from the people in town.

 

"Folks here might even put pressure on the town council, if they are reluctant to approve the land?"


“I will be talking with him on this situation.” She assured them.


“And your father and brothers?” Doc Boone asked.


“They are to be reckoned with, most certainly. We cannot discount them.” She responded. “There truly is nothing I would put past my father, much less my brothers, and that include Case healing up over in the County Sheriff’s office. To be honest I have no idea what he may or may not do.”

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"So, we'll have to be alert and prepared, and in the mean time, carry on with planning, take things as they come."  Jonah was neither that optimistic nor charitable, but he had become invested enough in this to want to see it through, and it wasn't as if he was a stranger to hardship or opposition.

 

"I think it would be best to have our contingency plans in the works, too, so that anything they throw out to stop us will only be a minor delay."  Being able to quickly regroup and move on would help advance the project, and show that they were determined in this.

 

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Sagas of the WIld West is a roleplaying game set in a fictionalized version of the town of Kalispell in Montana territory. Our stories begin in 1875 and are set against the backdrop of actual historical events.Sagas was inspired by the classic television and movie westerns. Our focus is on writing, storytelling and character development.

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