Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on June 27, 1903 · Page 3
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THE iOM DMLT iyfibibO,^ SATDBDAy, JDAE 27, 1903 3 >pitbin a few fiippijteis' ride of Icla, LaEEarpe pr* Gas Gity, and ajbput t£Lre |i blocks to new j3ement ^^^^f^s be^yp^ rapid traDisit and jgas make iJttthe x|j|^l die^^ location for jtomes J^en coutrt]^.^ 4 jwf' ^rfeRWS:— Prices are ffv^ $5.00 down and $5,00 a month. " Locajtion:-^EI<e^tcic line on tbe south. lola public road on the north and just half way between Qas City.and lAHa^. Writi or call on Officelit Terminus Etectric Line 1^ of the 2jr GEN. CHARI^ES KING. .O ^yjia ;hl,'llM;by!ailHoliMt6oni>M>yc . ^ -•^T":,^ . ^i. - -li' 'iv liame aamiur toward tne grove, ana :r. But this was a theory,Hay..voul^l~ . ... ,? ^_ not whisper to his men. He knevy Webb. He knew . Webb' would soon read the si^ns from the north and be coming to his relief, and Bay was' right. Even as he reasoned there came a message from across the grove. "LIftatcnant Clayton ^aid the Indians he had seen away to the south were racing back. "Thank GodJ" was the murmured answer no man heard. "Now lads, . be ready!" was the ringing word that roused the little troop, like bugle call "to arms." And even as eager faces lifted over the low parapets to scan the distant foe, fresh signals came flashing dou-n from the northward ridge, fresh bands of warriors came darting to join the martial throng about the - still wrangling chieftains, tind then, all of a sudden, with mighty yelling and shrill commotion, that savage council burst asunder, and, riding at speed, a dozen braves went lashing away to the westward side, while w |tb fierce brandishing of arms and shields and much curveting and prancing of excited ponies, the wild battle lines were formed again. The Sioux were coming jfor the second trial.' "Meet them as before! , Make every shot tell!" were the orders passed from n ^an to man and heard and noted amidst the whistling of the wind and the sounds, of scurry and commotion at the front. Then, silent and crouching low, the soldiers shoved the brojvn barrels of their carbines forth again and waited. And theii the grim silence of the little ' fortress was broken, as, with startling, sudden force there went up a khot from tlie westward side: "My God, I boys, they're setting fire to.the prairie!" Eay sprang to his feet and gazed. Away out to the west and southwest, ^^'llence came th^,strong breeze blowing from the sUUhMti' Klls, hjilf a ddzen dark, agile forms, bending low, were scudding afoot over the sward, anfl everywhere thoy moved there sprang up in their tracks little sheets of: lambent flame, little clouds of bimsh, blinding smoke, and almost in les'^ time than it takes to tell it, a low wall of fire, started in a dozen places, reaching far across the low groundj fencing the valley from stream bed to ahe southward slopes, crowned by its swift-sailing {crest! of hot, stifling fume, came lapping and seething and sweeping across the level, licl^ipi^ up the dry buffalo grass like so much to \v, mounting higher and fiercer with every second, and bearing down upon the little grove and its almost helpless defenders' in fearful force. In resistless fury—a charge no bullet could stop,,an enemy no .human valor could hope to daxmt or down. j I " "Quick, men!" yelled Bajy. "Out with you, you on the ivest frobt!^. Stay you here, you others !| Watcli the'Sioux! They'll be on us in; an jln- Ktant!" Ana away he sped from fhe shelter of the'bank, out from the •thick of the'cottonwoods, out to ^he open prairie, Bti«ligfht itovrard the coming torrent of-flame still, thank God, full 700 yards away, but leaping toward ^em with awful strides. Out with, him rushed Field, and put from Clayton's front sped half a dozen old hands, every man fumbling for his match box; out until they reached a line with their captain, i already sprawletf upon the turf, and there, full an hundred yards fi^m the grove, they spread in rude skir- misli line and,- reckless of the mad ehbrtis of yells that came sweeping down the wind, reckless of the clamor of the comihg charge, reckless , of the whistling lead that almost in-;^ atantly began nipping an,d biting the^ turf about them, here, there and everywhere, they, too, had started little fires; they, too, bad run their line of flame across the -windward front; fhex too.,had launched a wdU of th^n, tiack, through blinding smoke they ran for.,their saddle blankets, just as the sharp sputter of shots burst forth on the northward side, and the Sioux, with magnificent dash, came thundering within range. Then followed a thrilling battle for life—two red enemies now enrolled against the blue. "Fight fire with fire" Is the old rule of the prairie. Bay had promptly met the oncoming sweep of the torrent by starting a smaller blake that should at least clear the surface close at hand, and, , by eating off the ftiel, stop, possibly, (the progress of the greater flame. Bfit the minor blaze had also to be stopped lest] it come snapping and devouring Avitjhin the grove. It is no easy matter to check a prairie fire against a prairie gale when every human aid ^s summoned. It is des- "BOTH HAXDS! BOTH HANDS!" HE CRIED. AS. "WIELDI^CG HIS FOLDED BLANKET. HE SMOTE THE FRINQH OF Ff.AMR. » perate work to try to check one when to the fires of nature are added the furious blaze of hostile arms, every rifle sighted by savage, vengeful foe. "Check it, lads, ten yards out!" shouted Eaj' to his gallant fellows, now lost in the smoke, while he again rushed across the front to meet the charging Sioux.* With his brave young face all grime. Field was already at work, guiding, urging, aiding his little band. "Both hands! Both hands!" he cried, as, wielding his folded blanket, he smote the fringe of flame. "Stamp it out! Great God! Wing, are j-ou hit?" For answer, the sergeant-^ by; his side went plunging down, face foremost, and little Trooper Denny, rushing to aid his young ofHcer in the effort to raise the stricken man, as suddenly loosed his hold and, together agaiu, these two sworn comrades of many a campaign lay side by side, as they had, lain in camp and bivouac all over the wide frontier, and .poor Denny could, only gasp a loyal word of warning to his ofiQcer. "Get; back, sir; for God's sake, gfet backl" ere the life blood came gnsh- ing from his mouth. Bending iow, Fieia grabbed the faithful feUow In his strong arms and, calling to the nearmost men to look to Wing, bore his helpless burden. back through stifling smoke clouds; laid him on the turf at the foot of a cottonwood, then ran again to the perilous work of flgh'ting the flame, stumbling midway over'another prostrate form. "Both hands! Both hands!" he, yelled as again his iilanket whirled, in air; and BO, by di^t-of desperate wojrk, the inner line of flame at lost was stayed, ]nit every man of the gallant little squad of flre-flghters had paid the senalty of hiis devotion :a|id feit the f^fAY ini^ih^r, %f trw^ con- siudptioh^W ibany years. Ai |te#aEig!i^l^'ttfVtte. TSei sting or hiksing leaid—Fieia Jast of all. Westward , now, well-nigl^_ 100 yards in width, a broad, black, smoking patcli stretched across the pathway of the swift-coming • wall • of smoke and. flame, a. safeguard to the lieleagurcsa command worth all the sdldier sacrifice It cost. In grand and furious sweep; the scourge of the prairie sent its destrojing line acro.ss the wide level to the south of the sheltering grove, but in the blood and sweat of the heroic men the threatening flames of :the windward side had .sputtered out.' The little garrison was safe from one, at least, of its dread'and merciless foes,j though five of'fts-i best lay dead or dying, and others still sore stricken. In the midst of the smoking grove. "Field, old bdy," said Ray, with brimming eyes, as he knelt and clasped the hand of the bleeding lad, while the Sioux fell back in wrath and dismay from the low-aimed, vengeful fire of the fighting line, •*thls means the Medal of Honor for yoQ, if word of mine can fetch it!" CHAPTER XHL To 6ay the Sioux were furious at the failure of theit second attempt would be putting it far too mildly. The fierce charge from the northward side, made under cover of the blinding smoke sent drifting by the gale across the level flats, had been pushed so close that two red braves and half a dozen ponies had met their death within 60 paces of the rifle pits. There lay the bodies now, and the Indians daro not attempt to reach them. The dread, wind-driven flame of the prairie fire, planned by the Sioux to bum out the defense, .to serve, as their ally, had been turned tm their grave detriment. Ray.,and his devoted men had stopped the sweep of so much of the conflagration as threatened their little stronghold, but, ranging unhampered elsewhere," the seething wall rolled on toward the east, spreading gradually toward its flanks, and so, not only consuming vast acres of bunch grass, but checking the attack that should have been made from the entire southern half of the Indian circle. Later, lea^iing the sandy stream bed a little to the west of the cottonwoods, it spread in wild career over a hnge tract along the left bank, and now, reuniting with ihe southern wing some distance down the vallej', was roaring away to the bhilTs of the ilini I'usa, leaving death and desoljition in its track. Miles to tlie east the war parties from the reservation, riding to join Lame "Wolf, sighted the black curtain of smoke, swift sailing over the prairie, and changed their course accordingly. Not so many miles away to the south Webb's skirmishers, driving before them three or four Sioux scouts from .the northward slope of tiie Moccasin Ridge, set spurs to their horses and took the gallop, the main body following on. With thciv eyelids blistered by heat and smoke, Kay's silent, determined IRtle band could see nothing of the coming force, yet knew relief was nigh; for, close at hand, both east and west, largo bodies of the enemy could be eeen swift riding away to.,the north. ; They had hoped, as Fox had planned and promised, to burn out and overwhelm the little troop at the grove before the colunm from Frayne could possibly reach the spot. They had even anticipated the proboble efTort of the command to check the flames, and had told off some 50 braves to open concentric fire on any party that should rush into the open with tliot object in view. They had thought to send in sucli a storm of lead, even from long range, that it should daunt and drive back those who had dared the attempt. They had stormed indeed, but could neither daunt nor drive back. Rajr'a men had braved death itself in the desperate essay, and, even in dying,' had won the day. > . But their losBes' had been cruel. Three killed outright; three dying and eight more or less severely wounded had reduced their flghting btrength to nearly 30. The guards of the sorrels, herded in the stream bed, had all they could dp to con- 'trol the poor, frightened creatures, many of them hit, several of them felled, by the plunging fire from the far hillsides. ISven though- dHven back, the'Sioux a^r meant to'give up the battle. . Ott' every' side, Iea«^ ii^. their .ponies at safe distonoei by dozens the wariiorB crawled f prward, •ni^fellke .to the edge of [the burned 'and biukeiied BUtface, 'aiA^ / ^^rdia thm' jpbured in a rapid 'and most fheir grand assault had been sorely trying to the troop, for the wounded needed aid, more men were hit, ond there was no chance whatever to hit back. Moving from point to point, Ray carried cheer. and courage on every side, yet was so constantly exposed as to cause his men fresh anx' ietv. Even as he was bending over Field a bullet had nipped the right ahoulderstrap, and later anothcrhad torn through the crown of his campaign hat. In all the years of their frontier flghting they had never 'kno%vn a hotter fire; but Ray's voice rang out through the drifting vapor with the ^ame old cheer and confidence. "They can't charge again till the ground cools off," he cried. "By that time they'll have their hands full. See how they're scudding away at the southward eyen now. Just keep covered and you're all right." And, barring a growl or two from favored old .hands who sought to make the captain ta}ce his own medicine and himself keep covered, the answer was tfull of cheer. (To Be Continued.) LET YOUR ''WANTS'' BE KNOWN THROUGH THE Hi Mi Mi * i Mi Ik Mi Mi * m Mi m. Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi » m m 1* m m m m m REGISTER. MALT and HOP ON ICE AT DRUG STORE. * m m m m % m m m m m t are delicate and no drastic purgatives should ever be given. Neither should^ a. mother give hercnild any concoction containing opiates. If necessary tO; assist Nature to| move the little 4,, one's bowels give • it one-quarter teaspconful Dr.Caldweirs Pleasant; to the taste—contains nothing ^hich can harm the; most delicatebrganism. Physicians will testify to the truth of this-statement. See page 21 of our, book of "Proofs." Write for it fpday. Vn. .Ania Jsc^ciQa. of. Iteaer CU7> OL, writes: *Uy seven montba old Mby wu' ttoableda great deal .vlttihU atoaiMh sad bowels. I had tried nninero^ remedies witk ^OMdMraltk, uBtO the h»I>>Ias»iBnclt flaSh, aodwasinpoMjiMltlk iAfrtendjMnommwid- tlimmsdecIdedimiirafeaMiwr-^'' tloD. .'Have/ '" I hoi ^'H->:-^••H~H~H•<~H•?>H•4~:-^H-:4^ i 1 f C t ,.,sipe us F 6 R... Swell Tttf ooats arid Fiiie Novelty Rjgs ; Fine 5urry and Driving Harness, Whips, Fly Nets, Dusters and Summer Goods.- No. 17, West Madison Ave. Next to City Gas Office. ; Is more fagcinatlng BOW than ever before. ifour Vecation is wast *a without one. i We keep a complete line of everything for amatures and profes- ; sienals. Prices alwayt right. | in. LOM61IET, Miiaser. -Write at o «c »for l;at«lexae. P. C. PRUDEN 1018 Walnnt St.; K «asms City. Mo. Are You Going to Take" a Summibr Vacation? i If so you; may be interested In the following siiecial round trip rates ah- nounced by | the'iilissouri Pacific railway. Sale ; dates and rates of fare only, giyen. For return llmita and full information call on local agent. Boston, Mass., June 24 to 25, oile fare plus ?2. St. Loqis and Chicago summer schools, June 30 and July 1 ,one fare plus %2. Atlanta, Ga., B. Y. P. U., July 5th to 7th, one fare plus $2. Saratoga Springs, N. Y., Shrinefs, July 4 and 5, one fare plus |2. Colorado . and Utah points, June to September 30th, one fare plus 50c. Baltimore, Md., B. P. 0. E., July 17 and 18, one fare plus $2. Detroit, Mich., Epworth League, July 14 and 15,^one fare plils $2. Minneapolis, Minn., Swedish singers, July 19; to 21." one fare p!lus^ |2. Boston, Mass., N, E. Ass'n., Jnne-?0 to July -4, one fare plus^ J2. . San Francisco, Cal., G. A. R., AOg. 1 to 14,, inclusive, J45. ; Denver, Col., I. S. U. C. E., July 1 to 10, 115.5b.. San ij'rancisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, special rates on same dates.as Y. P. sl C.jE. meeting at Denver. ,^ - Home sebkers' excursions 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. One fare plus ^2 to west and southwest. . PROFESSIONAL CARDS BUSH. & L-EFFLEB* Watchmakers and pptklaiuu Watches, CIpcks, Jew^ry. Mosical and! Kodak Supplies; Spectaclee .25o to 1160. Watch repairing a apeclall7. West Side, lola, Kansas. .National Holiday, July 4, 1903. r The Santa Fe sells excursion, tickets JuIy*o .and i good jreturnlng until July 7th, 1903, f6r one tare plus fifty cents, except' whore rate of fare and oiie- third will miake less, to all polnb within 200 miles, with minimum selling rate of flf tjf cents for adults. - ' '• I ' W. E. RALSTON, Agettt. Ottawa Chautauqua Aseembiy. The Santa Fe sells excursion ticket to Ottawa and return fof |2.p5, Julyj;4 to 17, inclusive, good returning until July 20, 1903. Our trains leave f^r Ottawa at 3 a. m.. 7 a. m. and 2:10 p. m. Please see us for pitrticulars, etib. W.EA RALSTON, Agent Annual Meeting National Educa'tlo.n^l Assoclatioh) iBM ^n, Maas^,' J .tiix v 6th to 10th, t9(^ f Tbe Santa Fe makes rate of onk fare plus 12.00 to Boston an^ retartt. l ^icketa Ion [sale June 30 to Julr 4tlii .l^clnsivk By .depositing ticket' and 'paying a fee of 50 cents: tlciket-can h^ extended for[ return Umit.until Sefit; 1, 1903. Pl^e s«e us for ij^trticvlaraj ^. E. RALSTON, Agenfi Katy Th!B M. iirslon.te .JMqaMtOny. '>j Physlclana and turteonai A. .V. LODGE, I . Phxe .l«laR and tufgao^ • Chronie dlaeaajBa fnpceMtanj; traaS> ed. jOBoe over fOnrWMsT rwtumi Pbonei Res. 901 East St D. W. Held. REID * Physlclaos.ai d •uneenai •y«^ ntfvNbae aii |i Throat BpMfii attention given td '•argen; u4 >^ chronlft diseases. OlBce, i Booin il^ Northrop BuUdlng. FhoM Kf « DR. B. E, JONEt, Head PhysMiH Female diseases Bpedalty. Oflee Sla Co., PhJone S90. Washington, phone M. W. land bbstetrlea • Baidax-ihUMa HealdeBM MBaA over ML A, N. MINEAM Aronlo and •SKBdalt^. pflloe tanrant. Office pho phone 454. 147. Residence ine F.jM. ANDERpON, .nana. Jiv«di<ii^l^ on an afaiMM af tentloB glvan to moteii and anpertntendlngi •eoottf &»r Northr ^f .l9MiM (j|i|.' 461. Office phone I4T OR. MoMlUEN, |. upfNoe Ph4^ ML mmik ^ri^aii QHRpNi 0,pticiy |n|^ Offoa In' mi,tkiuliedW^ .iliijd ^Miea.ihona m

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