Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on June 22, 1903 · Page 3
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Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas · Page 3

Iola, Kansas
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Monday, June 22, 1903
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three blocks to neyk Gein^at^ i| most kesirabte ioClaMdii fbrl^ Within a few minutes' ride 6t Idla, LaM^yrpe or Gds City, and ^bout iPIkht. Fresh J^ipijpa^ suirdunding^, rai»d tradsit ihomes in Allen county. a®- Pi-ices are from $70 id $100 per lot. Lots are 50x10b. $5.00 down aiid $5.60 a niontlt>- Locatlont-rElectric line on the south, lola public road on the north tiiid jiist half way between Qas City arid llarfairi^^ Write or call on Office at But ' the moment Sir. Ilield dismounted and, leaving his horse with the others along the slope, had gone crouching to the crest, he-leveled hia glasses for one look, then turned excitedly and began rapid signals to his followers. Presently a young trooper camecharging down, making straight for Bay. "Tlie lieutenant's compli-. ments," said he, "but there's a dozen iSioiuc in sight, and he wishes to know EhaJl he charge." ' A dozen Sioux in sight! That wtfs unusual. Ordinarily the Indians kept in hiding, lurking behind shelterii^ crests and ridges in open country, cjr the trees and underbrush where such cover is possible; A dozen in sight? "How' far ahqad, Murray'?" asked the captain, as he shook free his rein and started forward at the gallop. : "Did j-ou see them yourself ^ "Yes, sir. Host of '<fm Were bunched by the roadside, jfibb^ug with their lances at suuietliiflg. or/other. Two or three were closer in. They must ha' been watching us, for they only quit the ridge just before wc came up. Then t'ley skedaddled." The vernacular of the civil war days, long since forgotten except about the few veteran soldiers' homes in the east, was still in use at times in regiments like t^^—th, which had served the four yeawMirough with thcAi'my of the Potomac. Old sergeaiits give the tone to j'ouiigcr soldiers in all the customs of the service. The captain and the two men now with him had caught iip with Field's swift-trotting support by this time, and the ej-es of the men kindled instantly at sight of their leader speeding'easily by, cool, confident and as thoroughly at home as though it were the niosFbrflihary skirmish drill. Those who have neyer tried it: do not quite realize; wl\at< means to ride in closed,ranks and compact column, silent and unswerving, straight forward over open fields toward some equally silent crest, that gives no sign of hostile occupancy, • and yet may suddenly blaze with vengeful fires and spit its hissing lead into the feces of the advancing force. Even here where the ridge was already gained by two or three of the advance, proving, therefore, that the, enemy could riot be in possession, .men saw by the excitement manifest in the signals of the lieutenant, andj indeed of Sergeant Scott, who had spent 15 years in the ranks, that ln-i| dians must be close at hand. Thei crest was barely 500 yardaf Itf^friirtil pf the Section, and they were still; ''bunched," a splendid mark if the foo, saw fit by sudden da«h :t6fi *t |ri !n the' ridge nnfl pour in rupti fire from their* magazine rlflcB. , Even a» he went loping by, Pay ills- curly head to the sergeant commanding, and a gesture of the, gauntleted hand—a horizontal sweep to right and left, twice repeated—had given the veteran his cue, and with another moment Winser had thft dozen in line at open, j'et 'nari-ow,'ln-' ten'als, with carbines advanced and ready for business. They saw their, captian ride swiftly up the gentle Blope until close to, the crest, then off he sprang, tossed- his reins to the titumjjeier and w^nt hurrjing afoot to join the lieutenant. T^y saw him kneeling as though to levelhis glasses and iQok fixedly, fprivafd; saw Field run' back to Us Horse, and mount in a twinkling; saw him whirl about as though coming to place hiuMelf at their head, j-et rein in at once—his charger's fore feet ploughing tbj turl at some word from their leader, field was eager to charge, but Bay had seen for himself arid for his men, and Bay said uo. Another moment, &nd all were at the front agfain in saddle— Field back witfc the advance, Bay coolly seated astride his pet sorrel— scouting a second ridge', far to the north, with his glasses, and, sending, as before, Scott and his three troopers straight on to the,front, and signaling to the flankers to continue the move. Ten seconds' studj' of the posit iiui in the long, wide, shallow de- jiression before him had fathomed the scheme of the. savage. The little knot of Indians, jabbering, yjelping, prtKldiiig and circling about some uii- Eceii object «m the turf, feigning ig- jiorance «>f the soldiers' coming, was at the \>hl-time trick to get the foremost troc>j)ers to charge and chase, to draw them on in the dash and excitement of the moment, far ahead— three miles. ])erhaps—of the main body, and so enable the lurking band behind that second curtain, the farther ridge, to come swooping dqwn to stirroimd, overwhelm and butcher tlie luckless few, then be off to safe distance long before the mass of the troop could jiossiblj' reach the scene. "No you don't, Stabber!" laughed Bay, as Field, not a little chagrined, and the dozen at his back, came trotting within hearing distance. "That dodge was bald-headed when I was a baby. Look, Field," he continued. "They were jabbing at nothing there • on the prairie. That was a fake captive they were stabbing to death. 8<:a them all away now. They'll rally beyond that next ridge, and we'll uo a little fooling of our own." And so, with occasional peep at feathered warriors on the far left flank, and frequent hoverings of small l)arties on the distant front. Bay's nervy half^liiindred x )ushcd steadily on. Two experiments had satisfied the Sioux that the capitain himself j was in command, and tljej' had long ' since recognized the sorrels. They knew old Bay was not,to be caught by time-worn tricks. Th^y had failed to pick off the advance, or the uOicers, as the troop a ]>proac1ic4 the second ridge. Lanie Wolf's big band was •doming fast, but only a fiozen of his warriors sent In.shing forward, had — 1 _~—I 1 ts«„ui ! riM._ along the rl^rge were suaaeri; mouna» like upheavals that gave it a pictur-- esque, castellated effect, for, unlike the genieral run of the country, the Elk Tooth seemed to have a backbone! of rock that shot forth southeastward from the ^southern limit of the! beautiful Big Horn range; and, in two: or three places, durinj: some pre-' historic convulsion of nature, it had crushed itself out of sha^e and forced upward a mass of gleaming rock that even in th^ course of clenturies had not been overgrovn Avithj grass. "Elk as yet reached Stabber.j The latter yran too weak in numbers to think'of* lighting on even terms, ;and as Boy seemed determined to come ahead, %vhy not let him? Won! was sent to had half turned, with jiWethlng lUoi liVulf not to risk south of the Elk a smile in his dark cycnrndTX nod of. 1"0Wh spur. There in the breaks and "IT WAS THE SIGHT OP PUFFS OP SMOKEI SAILING SKYWARD FROM THE CREST OP THE MIDDLE TOOTH THAT CAUGHT RAYS ATTENTION." teeth'' the Indians had called these odd projections, and one of them, the' middle one of the three most promi-' nent, was a la,ndniark seen many a mile except to^ the south and west.! Eaglp iButte was the orjly point south of the Big Horn and in the valley of the Platte from which it could be: seen, and famous were these two points in the old days of the frontier for the beacon fires that burned or the mirror signals that flashed on their summits \vhen the war parties of the Sioux were afield. It was the sight of the pirffs^ of. smoke sailing sk^nvard from tlio: crest of the middle tooth thajt caught; Bay's attention, the moment he; reached the'second ridge. A moment more had been devoted to recalling^ some of his eager mfcn who, from the; extreme right of the swinn^tng sklr-; m'ish line, had broken away iri pursuit- of certain intentional laggards. Then! a dozen of the Indians, figfiing them-| pelves rjo longer followed, gathered! at comparatively safe distance across; the prairie, and, while in eager con-- sulfation, found time for taunting,! challenging and occasionally firing, at the distant and angering troopers,whom Sergeant Scott had sharply or-i derod back, and Kay, after calm sur-' ravines would be a fatuous place to lie in, leaving to Stabber the' dut}' of drawing the scjldiers into the not. So there in th(* breaks they waited while Bay's lon^' skirmish line easily maneuvered the red sharpshooters out of their lair on the mid-, die divide. Then, reforming the column, the little company bore straight away for the Elk. But all these diversions took time. Twenty ,miles to the north of Frayne' stretched the bold di^^de between the Elk Fork, dry as a dead tooth much, of the year, and the sandy bottom i of the. Box Eldc^- Here and there; Are the beautiful. Wash Goods we are selliDg, 60 pieces just received, styles not eqiialled anywhere a©^ apdces the To west—Fans, TrimmiDgs, Laces, Eiabroid^{j^s;?^^!Bibbpps. Our Grocery l)epirtment 2ii(i to none in the cit^, everything lat lowest prices. When buying your'^oods come and see us. ~ oy of these fellows throngh his glass, i had then leveled it at the trio of bnttes along the distant ridge, and turned to Field, sitting silent and disappointed by nis side. "There, Field," said the captoin. "Take this glass and look at those signal smokes—Stabber lias more men now at his callthan he had when he started, and more yet arc coming. They were just praying that you Avould charge with a handful of men. They would have let; you through, then closed around and cflt you off. Do you see, boj'?" * Field touched his hat brim. "You know them best, sir," was the brief answer. "WTiat I wanted was a chance at' those fellows hanging about our front and calling us names." "You'll get it, I'm thinking, before we're^ an hour older. They know whither 'we're bound, and mean, to delay us all they can. Ah, Clayton," he added, as the. junior lieutenant rode up to join them, while his platoon dismounted to reset saddles behind the screen of t^lc skirmish line. "Men lifpk full of fight, don't they? There, if anywhere, is where we'll get It. I've just been showing Field those signal smokes. . Mount and follow when w'e're half way down to that clump of, cottunwbodii yonder. We must reach those people at the stage j •tation-tb-uight, and I may hi^ve to give these beggars a-Jesson first. W«tcir^or my signal and come aheaid lively if I turn toward you and'swing^ my. hat. All ready, Field. Shore ahead.^ And I this was the last conference betweein the ihree officers ^hit eveiat- fnl moaning. As opce ajgrain the advance gi|ard pushed cautiously for- White Qoods Colored Goods Woolen Goods It make^ little difference to us v/hat kind of material. We have special soaps and special methods for washing everything that yvill wash. We handle everything with ' great care and precision. If we are noit getting your work send us a trial package this week. Wagons call everywhere. ' lola Steam Laundry, Wn. LANYON, sr., Prcsi WE, Vlco-Pres. A. B, ROBERTS, CMta. la the bottom. Bay turned to Field. "Skirmish work suits-you better than office duty. Field. You Jlook far liv^-;' Her than you did yesterday. Don't you begin to see that the major was right in sending you out with us?" And the dark eyes of the trained dnd exx'ericnccd soldier shono kindly into the face of the younger man." "I'm glad to be with you, Capt. Ray," was the'prompt answer. "It isn'tr-my being sent," but the' way I was sent, or tlie—cause for which I was sent that stings mc. I thought then, and I think now, that if you had been post commander it wouldn't have been done. I don't know yet what charge has been - laid at my door " "There jras no time to talk of reasons. Field," interrupted Bay, though his keen e^-es were fixed .on the distant ridge ahead, beyond which the last of the Indians had now disappeared. The outermost troopers, with Sergeant Scott, >vere within a few hundred yards of the little clump of cottonwoods that'marked the site of a water hole. To the right and left of it curved and twisted thje dry water course between its low, jagged, precipitous banks. Behind the advance, full 400 yards, rode the I skirmish line from the first platojon, a dozen strong. Far out to the east and west the flankers moved steadily northward, keenly watching! the slopes beyond them, and scanning the crooked line of arroyo ahead. Not a sign at the moment could be| seen of the painted foe, yet'every man in the troop well knew they swarmed by dozens behind the buttes and ridges ahead. Bay and Field, riding easily along in the rear of the liho, with <mly the trumpeter in earshot, relaxed in no measure the vigilance demanded by the situation, yet each was deeply concerned in the subj^ft of the talk. But before Bay qould intcq)oso again there came sudden and stirring Intiprriiptlon. :Frlun a-point for down the "swale" from behind the )ovr bank qf the stream bed, three rifle dhutn rang out on the crisp morning air. The horse of the leading flanker, away out to the right reared and plunged violently, the rider seeming vainly to strive to check him. Almost instantly three mounted • warriors wei-e seea tearing madly ;away northeastward out of the gully, their feathers streaming in the wind., FielS spurred away to join his men^ Bay whirled about in saddle and swung his' broad-brimmed scontin^ hat high above his head, in signal to Clayton; then shouted to Field. "Forward to the cottonwoods. Gel- lop!" he cried. "We need them first of aU!" . (To be Continued.) Publio 8al«.« Four cars of bugglei and carrlAgea, two cars of Studebaker wagons, Jbne- half car qC harness, farm implemeats and farm madbinery. Olds IfobilflS. Be- pairs a specialty. Jamts^Canipbel^ East and Jefferson. ' Capital Stock, $50,000, DIRECTORS: Wm. Lanjon, nr., O. Hood, Geo. E. Nicholson,! M. A. Low. J. A. RoWnson, n. L. Ucndcrson, Frank BIddle. A. B. Roberts.: ": J.B.CaM STOCKHOLDERS: J, B Cose. Win. Lanyon. sr.; Geo. E. Nicholson. J. A. Robinson, Frank Riddle, A. L. Tsyfor W. S. Hendricks, fit. L. Henderson. I,. L. Ponsler. :U. Klauman. , J. W, Coutont. 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