Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on June 29, 1903 · Page 3
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within a few minute3' ride tff lola, LaHaiye or Gas Gityj and about"i^e^^lo Fresh air* Iiealthful suifroiihdiiigs, rapid Ixansit and gas ina^ ijt fitie most desirable homes in Allen county. TERMS:—Prices are from $70 to $100 per Ibt. Lpts are 50x100. $5.00 *>wn and $3.00 a month. Lbcation:—Electric line on the south. lola public road on the iiorth and just half way between Gas tity and LaHarpe^ Write or call (Mfice at Terminus Electric Line R. R. 4iM on. A Daughter sLi^ Sioux Bjr ^EN. CHARLrES KING. .^enct SIX or yoxir men over to the KOiith front, serg<*ant," were Ray's orders to Winsor,' ns he hurried over to join Clayton Jip-ain. "They may try ime final cliarj,'!! from that side, and give lis a chance to empty u few more saddles.-' " Crceping^ and crouching' through the timber, the chosen men obeyed, and were assigned to stations und'.T Clayton's eye. The precaution was v?ise, indeed, for, jnst as the captain foresaw, a rally in force began far «iiit over tlie siiuth- ward slopes, the Indians gathering in great numbers about some chieftain iijidway betwei-n the coming ftjrcc and the still belcagured defenders of the grove". Then, brandishing lance and shield and rifle, as before, they began spre^vding out across the i>ral- rie, heading ?io\v for the cottonwoods, . while others still faced and lircd on the far blue skirmish line. The fierce wind, sweeping across the direction of the attack, deadened all sound ni hoof or war chant, but there was no mistaking the signs, no doiilit of the intent, "when, in a little mtunent more, the earth began to tremble beneath tJie dancing uony feet„ telling, almost with the swiftness of sight, that the grand advance had begun. But <ither eyes were watching, loo. Other soldiers, keen campaigners '^s -these at the KIk, were there afield,, and almost at the moment the wild barbaric hoard burst yelling into ;their eager gallpp, and before the dust cloud hid the distant slopes bryoiiil, the exultant shout went up, from the captain's lips, as' he threw <l(>wn his glass and grabbed his carbine, "It's all right. njen The major 's at their heels. New let 'em have it!" Xow, with heavier losses than had befallen Wayne in '7(1, Kay 's command beheld with almi>st tranquil hearts the coming of the tierce array in final charge, liehind them, not two miles, to be sure, rode in swift, well-ordered jjursuit, the long line of comrade troopers, lint there had been inter- vcuing years of camimign experiences that dnlled to a degree the earlier Enthusiasms of thb soldier, and taught at least the assumption of professional composure that was the secret wonder of the suckling trooper, arid that became his jChief ^ambition to acquire. It is one thing to charge home at hard^fighting command when friends and comrades back the effort and cheer the clitirging line. It is another to charge home i conscious that other .chargers are coming at one's heels. Magnificent as | a spcctiicle, therefore, this closing: flash of Lame "Wolf's warriors was bilt a meek reminder of their earlier lattack. Bong before they came withih 400 yards of the leafy stronghold—the moincui, indeed, the brown Springfields began their spiteful bark—to right and-left the warriors veered, far out on either fiank; Screeching and j'elling as was their .savage way, they tore madly by, flattened out ag^ainst their ponies'' necks, and,-thosc who could use their arms at all, pumping wild shots that wlilstled harmless over the heads; of the defenders and bit the blackened pr,nirie many a rod beyond. Only jeers reivarded the stirring spectacle—^jccrs and a few" low-aimed, sputtering volleys that- brought other luckless ponies to their knees <ind sprawled a few red riders. But in less than five minutes from thft wartjing cry-tliat hailed their coming, La.'me Wolf and his hosts were lining isijc Tooth ridge and watching mth burning bate and •vengeful eyes the swift,steady |a ,dvance of Webb's long blue fighting line, and the utter unconcern of the idefense. Even before the relioing squadron was within carbine range certain of Bay's men had scrambled out upon the northward bank and, pushing forward upon .the prairie. Were possessing themselves 'of the arms andfoma- < ments of the iiprodead warriors wh;<^m the Sioux had striven in vain to reach and bear Avit^in their llines. Bay and Clayton at the moment were strolling placidly forth upon the southward "ferich" to receive and welcome the little knot of comrades sent g^o^ng • in advance to gzejet them. T^ere yres perhaps just a-susp^cion .of i^ggerat- ed%pn <4uilaiice atrajat tiie^ gidt and bearing—a rifegimentiali wea ]knesB, pps- eibly -rrGoid no .other jo ^er sare tAfiut. fxont was heard In noarse command: "Come Iwck there, you fellows! Back, or Kou're goners!" Tlie sight had proved too much for some of the Sioux. Down again at furious speed came a scattered cloud of young braves, following the lead of the tall, magnificent chief who had been the,hero «if the earlier attack- down into the low ground, never' -werving or checking pace, straight for the grove, the three or four Inquisitive bluecoat's in the meantime scurrying for shelter; and the yell that went up at the sight of the Indian dash and the quick reopening of the sputtering fire brought Bay, running once again to the northward edge of the timber, wondering what could be amiss. Field was lying on his blanket, just undei^^ the bank, as the captain darted by, and grinned his gratification ns he heard the brief, assuring words: "Webb's here—all hands with him." An instant later a bullet whizzed through the roots of the old Cottonwood above his liead, and from far out afield, .deadened by the rush of the wind, a dull crackle of shots, told that something had recalled the Sioux to the attack, and for three minutes there was a lively fusillade all along the northward side. Then it slowly died away, and other voices, close at hand—someone speaking his name—called the lad's attention. He was weak from loss of blood, and ju.st a little dazed, and flighty, lie had meant three hours agone that when he next encountered his post commander his manner should plainly show that senior that cyen a secbnd lieutenant had rights a major was bound to respect. But, only mistily now he saw bending oVcr him the keen, soldierly features—the Idnd, winsome gray eyes, filled with such a world of concern and sympathy— and heard the deep, earnest tones of the voice he knew so well, calling again his name and mingling cordial praise and anxious inquiry, and all the rancor seemed to float away with the' smoke of the last carbine shots. He could only faintly return the pressure of that firm, muscular l^aud, only feebly smile his thanks and reassurance, and then, he, too, seemed floating away somewhere into space, and he could not manage to connect what Webb had been saying with the next words that fastened on his truant senses. It must have been hours later, too, for darkness had settled cn the valley. A little fire was burning under the shelter of the bank, A little grdup of soldiers were chatting in low tone, close at hand.- Am^ng them, hijs arm in a sling, stood a stocky little chajj wliose face, seen in the flickering light, was familiar to him. ^So was the eager brogue in which thiat little chap was speaking. A steward was remonstrating, and only vaguely at first,. Field, grasped the meaning of his words:—; "The captain said you were'not to try to Ifiillow, Kennedy, at least not until DrJ Waller saw you. W'ait till he gets liere. Ha can't be three miles back now." "To hell wid ye!" was the vehement answer. "Jl'ye think I 'd b(» maund- herin' here wid ;the whole command gone on afthcr thim bloody Slouxf I've made my mark on wan o'.thim, an' he's tlie buck I'm afther." r "He's made a mark on you, Kennedy," broke in a soldier voice. "You mad fool, trying to tackle a chief like that—even if he was hit, for he had his whold gang behind bim." j"Sure he dared me out, an'.what's this he called me?—a d d thafe!— me that nlver " tcr in blasphemy out tncrp won't eat it, at all events." "Did ye get him, sorr—afther all?" , "I didn't. His English spoiled my aim. "Twas Winsor shot him. Now, you're to stay . here, you and Kil- Vmaiue. The doctor may bring dispatches, and | you follow us with the first to «om«^." An orderly had teH forth ja saddled horse, and Blake's foot iwas already in the stirrup. "They say it was Bed Fox himself, Kennedy," he added. "Where on earth did you meet him before?" "Shure, I niver knew him, porr," was the quick reply, as Blake 's long, lean leg swung oyer the big charger 's back and the rider settled in saddle. "But he knew you perfectly well. He dared ybu by name when we closed on them—yoii and Mir. Field." And when an hour later the veteran surgeon came and knelt by the side of the young oflicer. reported seriously wounded, and took his hand and felt Ids pulse, there was something in the situation that seemed to call for immediate action. "We'll get you back to Fraj-ne to-morrow. Field," said Waller, with kind intent. "Don't —worry now." "Don't do that, doctor," feebly, surprisingly moaned the fevered lad. ••Don't take me back to Frayne!" "Oh, shut up, Kennedy," laughed a brother Irishman. ",you were full as a ' goat at 'K' troop's, stables— \Vi»ere'd ye get the whisky if " "I'll lay you, Lanigan, when I get two hands agin, though I misdoubt wan would' do it. It's me borse I want now atfd lave to go on wid the capt'n. Beady now, sir," he added, with sudden change of tone and manner, for a tall, slender form came striding into the fire light, and i'ield knew Blake at tlie instant, and would have railed but for: the flrst word ^om thie captain's ilips. "Your heart's safe, Keimedy.' J 9^jrpu|: l^d woSv Yoorifajrtjnas; CHAPTER XIV. Within 48 hours of the coming of Trooper Kennedy with Ids "rush" disaptches to Fort Frayne, the actors in our little drama had become widely [separated. Webb and his sturdy squadron, including Bay, and such of his troop as still had mounts and no serious woitnds, were marching straight on for the Dry Fork of the Powder. They were 200 fighting men; and, although the Sioux, had now three times that many, they had learned too much of the shooting powers of these seasoned troopers, and deemed it wise to avoid close contact. Tlie Indian fights well, man for man, when fairlj' cornered, but at other times he is no true sportsman. He asks for odds of ten to one, as when he wiped out Custer on the "Greasy Grass," or Fettenian at Fort Phil Kearney—a,s when he tackled the Gray Fox—General Crook—on the Bosebud, and Siidey's little party among the pines of the Big Horn. Bay's ijlucky followers had shot viciously and emptied far too many saddles for Indian equanimity. It might be well in any event to let W'ebb's squadron through and wait for further accession from the agencies at the southeast, or the big, turbulent bands of Uncapa])as and Min- neconjus at Standing Bock, or the Cheycnnes along the Yellowstone. So back went Lame Wolf -and his braves, bearing Stabber with them, flitting northward again toward tlie glorious country beyon^ the "Chak- adee," and. on went' Webb, •with Blake, Gregg, Iiay and their juniors, ;With Tracy to take care of such as might be wounded on the way; and, later, fcstill, the old post surgeon rcaohc|d the Elk with guards and hospital attendants, and on the morrow began |his homeward march with the dead and wounded—a sad and solemn little procession- Only 20 miles he had to go, but it took long hours, so few were the ambulances, so rough the crossings of the rarines; and, not until near nightfall was the last of the wounded—Lieut. Fi?ld— borne in the arms of pitying, soldiers into the old post hospital, too far gone with fever, exhaustion and some strong mental excitement to know or care that his strange plea had been, perforce, disregarded;— to Hnmy or care later that tlie general himself, the commander they loved and trusted, was biending ver him at dawn the following day. Ordering fonyard all available troops from the line of the railway, "the chief" had stopped at Ivaramic only long i enough for brief conference with [the post commander; then, bidding htm come on with all his cavalry, had pushed ahead f<»r -Frayne. It couldn't be a long campaign, per- hapsy with winter close at hand, but it would be a lively onc^ Of that the chief felt well assured. ° JHow, there was something uncanny about tills outbreak on the part of tiie'Sioux, and the general was puz- Eled. Up to''September the Ind^ns had been busy with, the annual hunt. They were fat, well-fed, prosperous bad got from the goyemment pretty much evezTthing that they could ask, with any show of reason and, BO they said, had been promised ittore. The rows.be .ween the limited .few -pf their youB J men and some mBies..among the '^rustlers" bad »en no'inorfr frequjent i»br serious tban ;on .{ovvlons ; ^H^i^iuaB^ ' ^when sort to arms; bin tnis year tne very devil seemed to have got into the situation. Something, or probably scrmebody, said the general, had been stilling the Indians up, exciting^ exhorting ]K )ssibIy, and almost the first thing tlie general did as he climbed stiffly out p# his stout Concord wagon, in the paling starlight of the early doming, was to turn to Dade, now ccibimandix^ tho i|ost, and to sny he should like, «a8 soon as possible, to see Bill Ilay. Meantime he wished to go in aiid look at the wounded.' It was not yet five o'clock, but Dr. Waller was up and devoting himself to the needs of his patients, and Dado had coffee ready for the general and his single aidc-de-oomp, but not a sip would the general take until he had Fecn the stricken troopers. He knew Field by reputation, .tyeU and favpr- ably. lie had intimately known Field's father in the old days, in the old army, when they'served together on the then vrild Pacific shores "where roils the Oregon." The great civil war Imd divided them, for Field had cast his soldier fortune with his seceding stat«, but oU that was a thing of the past. Here was the son, a loyal soldier of the flag tbe father bad again sworn allegiance to when be took his seat in the bouse of rep- mentaitiyes^ The general thouRbt hfgbly of Field, and was sore troubled at bis serious condition. He' knew what ^spatches would be coming from the far south when the telegraph line began the bu^y ,dliclnng of the morning. He wajs troubled to find the lad in high fever and to bear that be bad been out of bis head. He ivas more than - troubled at the concern, and something like confusion, in iha, old doctor'^ face: (To Be Continued.) Are You Going to Take'a' Summer Vacation? If so you may be interested in tBo following special round trip rates an nounced by tho Missouri Pacific railway. Sale dates and rates of fare only, given. For return limits and full information call on local agent. Boston; Mass., June 2i to 25, one fare plus $2. St. Louis and Chicago summer schools, Juno 30 and July 1 ,one tare plus $2. Atlanta. Ga., B. Y. P. U., July 5th to 7lh, one fare plus $2. » Saratoga Springs, N. Y., Shriners, July 4 and 5, one faro plus $2. • Colorado and Utah points, June 1 to September 30th, one fare plus 50c. Baltimore, Md., B. P. O. E., July 17 and' 18, one fare plus $2. Detroit, Mich., Epworth League, July 14 and 15, bne.fare plus $2. Minneapolis, Minn., Swedish singers, July 19 to 21, one fare plus $2. Boston, Mass., N. E. Ass'n., Ji&c ".0 to July 4, one faro plus $2. San Francisco, Gal., G. A. R., Aug. 1 to 14, inclusive, $45. 'Denver, Col,, L S. U. C. B., July 1 to 10. $15.50. San Francisco, Los Angclcs and San Diego, special rates, on same dates as Y. P. S. C. E. meeting at Denver. Home seekers' excursions 1st and 1 3rd Tuesdays. One fare plus $2 to west and southwest. 1 : ...SEE us FOR... Swell Turnouts and Fine Fine Surry and Iqcation f< ^oveity Rigs Driving Harness, Whips, Fly Nejts, * Dujsters and Summer Godds. / .1 . No. 17, West Madisc n Ave. • Next to City Qaa Office. KODAKED i- Is mora before^. Your Vacation • is .wasted witbout ^ne. We: keep a complete line of evOrythijbg for amatjures and profes- ' sionals. Prices' aiwaytf right. ' •si fascinating^ now than R H. LONGLET, Manager; : Write at onc^ for Catalogue. D. C. PRUDEN Phot* Dept. 1018 Walant ^t., K^nau City,: H^. •Mm PROFESSIONAL iCftRQS DRUG STORE! DOUBTF'UL RUMORS. And Still Scores of lola People Accept Them- as Facts. The puhliahod statement of Bomej stranger, residing in a far-away place, may ho true enough; but It is generally accepted as a doubtful rumor How can It bo verified? Tho itestl- mony which' follows is convincing proof because it comes from a resident of Tola. Mrs. W. H. Williams, of 418 Cottonwood street, says: "Some three months ago a tjery severe pain seated itself in the small of my back and for three or four weeks I soinetlmcs suffered excruciatingly. I could scarcely attend to my household duties ;owIng to It when I went .to C. B. Spencer & Co.'s drug' store for Doan's Kidney Pills. They helpfed me from the first A continuation brought greater relief and when £-had completed the treat ment backaicbe ceased. Doan'si Kidney Pills can be relied upon." > For sale by aU dealero. Pride BO cents. Foaler^ilburn Co., Baffalb, N. y., BbleVagenta jfbr the Unitedi«tatei; Remember ; the nMrne —tiQAS'S^ find' tf4e no pQiOT. The Finest Line in tli^bity r^OffTH SIDE HARD^VAff£ The Senator Pumped. Senator Burton went to SalinVi on-ra handcar daring th6 Sfloods. Wh-sn Be boarded the car at Abilene he'said: "Whore shall I sit?" "You stand and pump at these handle bars liks the d^vil." replied tho. section foreman. And the Senator stood and presuni- iibly pumped like the devil,—Kjinsas City Journal. : : When You Want • First-Cla^ Jobdf 1 .5. TIN OR Joe, The Tinner Ph; A. .V. LOi BUSH & LfiFFLER, Watdhmakers and . PptlcIaiMb ^^il^^^ and Kod^ SuppIIibfl. Watch repalrliis a gpfldi^..'^^.^ to ILOO. West Side, lola, Kansas., lelans uid turlMMiii < ed. Res. 901 att^tlon chnnUc qlseases.. N( l^emale BpckdiltyJ yslelan sind Cliroiild diseases raecesifiDx bwti Phone; 461.' \ ' • • East St. ! Office [phoiM 147 i. D.W. Rcld. REID 4 REID^ Phirslclane and Kye. K4r. 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