Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on July 6, 1903 · Page 6
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Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas · Page 6

Iola, Kansas
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Monday, July 6, 1903
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AN UN^QUALED HOME SITE Within a fBW minutes' ride of lolai LaHaxpe or Gas City, and a] Fresh air, healthful surroundings, rapid transit and gas make i hdme s in Allen county. 19- TERMS: Location:—El^tric Prices are from $70 to $100 per lot. Lots are 50x150. $5.qo d<fwn and $5^00 p. month. line on the south. lola public road on the horth and just half way between Gas City and LaHarpe* Write or i^ali on ^5 Office at Terminiis Electric Line R. R. HAMILTON , LaHarpe A Daughter SL^S Sioux GEN. CHARLES KtNQ^ OciI>7llgM.XM^IV3 tUs" dispatch'tbo general poii> Sailed gravely. "From what I know o|'B^ Fox," said hd, "I should think ]^kn a. leader of'tho Sitting Bull type ^--o jtlireBn^ intriguing, mischief-making jfj^low, a sort of Siojux walking d^l^nite^ not a battle leader, but no- oormng 'to Blake and Ila|y this new mania a fighter." ' Tben Urs. DodQ came out and bore the jpsneirel off to brcakfaEt* and during lireakf ast the chief was much pre- oocttjpfed.- IATB. Dade andj an oide-do- oamp chatted on social matters. The general exchanged an occasional yiovfl, with his host and his host|t;ss, tuxd finally surprised neither of them, frhaii breakfast was over and he had oonsoitxied-the last of his gia^ss of hut ivater,:^^ saying to his staff officer: '1 shbul'a ^kd to sec Mrs. Hay n few mlfUtos, U possibki. We'll walk round thoro flrst. Then—let the team be ready at ten o'clock." • Biit .Che team, although ready, did tiot>tart northward at ten, and the gonieral, though he saw Airs. Hay, had BO Bpe^ich with her upon the important tndtters uppermost in his mind during earllcr-_huurs of the day. He fouAa that good lady in a state 'of ! wild excitement and alarm. : i)ne of .th« two' outriders who had started with her husband and niece at dawn was mounted oh a dun-eolorcd pony, •with white face and feet. One of iho "two troopers isent by Dado to overtake and bring them back, was turning a blown and exhausted horso over to the care of Hay's stablemen, aa he briefly told his story to tha. wild-eyed, well-nigh dlRtracted woman. . Six miles up stream, he said, they had come suddenly upon a dun- colox^ed" cow pony, dead In his tracks, with white-feet in air and white muzi- zle bathed in blood; bridle, saddle and rider gone; signs of" struggle in places;- BO signs of the party, the team and wagons anywhere. "And no cavalry to send out a^ter iheml" said Dade, when he reached the. spot. Old Crabb was called at once, and mustered four semi-invalid troopers; The infantry supplied half B dozen stoiit riders, and, with a ' xr^xAd^asoort, the general, accompanied fay Dade and an aidcrde-camp, drpve ewif ay to the scene. Six miles awajr they found the dead pony. Seven roUea away they encountered the second trooper, coming back. He had'followed the trail of the fonr- mnle team as far as yonder point, he B ^id. ajBd -atere fae was met by half a Notice to Bidders. Sealed, proposals will be received by the county commissioners of Allen county, Kansas, at the office of the county clerk, lola, Kansas, until twelve o'clock, noon, July 24th, 1903, for all the labor and material required in the erection of a court]house located at lola, Kansas, In said county. In . accordance with the plans, details and specifications furnished by J. C. Holland i Sqaires, architects, Topeka, Kansas, and now on file at the office of said county clerk.: " Faxtles bidding upon the work 'will be required to furnish \ a. certified ^ check ^with their bid In the sum of two per cent (2) of the amount of said bid and payable to the county treasurer, to be, held as a guarantee that the suc- cessfiii bidder will enter Into contract and iumlsh satisfactory bond within tea,days aifter award of contract Said diei^^'tc be forfeited to the county In U ^ej ^ent of saiC contractor failing to Blg^-iald contract and furnish satisfac- torylbond In accordance with said bid. Bidders: will be required to make out their bids on a. ualform blank,,furnished by the county clerk. Same to be eaiclosed In envelope and addressed to county commissioners, IbIa, Kansas, jAndjmarked, proposal for courti house. IPto^ bidding oa the work Vill find on file at bounty clerk's office, iBlap :«t office of the aX ^hjtects. t^:;lMB^JIxmty' .ecKmrntlBsIoije^^ reserve . pieirlg^t to Deject W ,or all bids. By ^^airiMf^^M:^^^ ooantjr commiagloners. im HobMtOmi j«ny. dozen shots from unseen foe, and so rode back out of range. But Dade threw his men iforvvard as skrmlsh- ers; found no liring soul cither'at the point or on tlic banks of the rocky ford beyond; but, in the .«?hal- lowfi, close to the shore, laj' the body of the second outrider, shot and scalped. In n clump rff willows lay another body, that of a pinto pony, hartlly cold, while the soft, sandy shores were cut by dozens of hoof tracks—shoeless. The 'tracks of the mulc.q and wagon lay straight away across the stream bed—up the oppo- Fitc bank and out on the northward- sweeping bench beyond. Hay's famous four, and weli-known wagon, contents and all, thereft)re, had been spirited away, riot toward the haunts of the mad agents in the mountains of tho Medicine Bow, but to those of the sovereign Sioux in tho fastnesses of the storied Dig Horn. CHArTEK xvr. In the full of the September moon the war bands of the Siuu.K had defied agents and peace chiefs. ct )mmis- sioners and soldiers, and startx^d their wild campaign In northern Wyoming. In the full i)f tho October moon the big chief of the whites had 8Wt^pt the last vestige of tiicir warriors from tho plains, and followed their bloody trails into the heart of the mountains, all his cavalry and much of his foot force being needed fortJie work in hand. Not until November, therefore, when the ice bridge spanned the still reaches of the Platte, and the snow lay deep in the brakes of the coulees, did the foremost of the homeward-bound commands como in view; of old Fort Fraj-ne, and meantime very remarkable things had (wcurred, and it ^vas to a very diitereht, if onjy ^mpo- rary, post commander that Sandy "Ray reported them as "sighted.'" Even brave old Dade had been summoned to tho front, with all his men, and In their place had come from distant posts in Kansas other troops to occupy the vacant quarters and strive to fee] at home in strange surround* ings. A man, of austere mold was the new major-—one of the old Covenanter type, who would march to battle shouting hymn tunes, and to Christr mas and Thanksgiving chanting doleful lays. He hailed, indeed, from old Puritan stock; had been a pillar in the village church in days before tho great war, and emulated Stonewall Jackson in his pietj-, if he did not in material prowess. Hacked by local, and by no mean.s secular, influences he ha<l risen in the course of the four years' war from a junior lieutenancy to the grade of second in command of his far eastern regiment; had rendered faithful serrices in cumnisSd of convalescent camps and the like, but developed none of that vain umbiti<m which prompts the seeking of "the bubble reputa^ tion" at the cannon's mouth. All he ever kncw^ of southern men in antebeliuin days was what ho heard from the lips of inspired; orators or read from the pens t)f very earnest ontl-slavicr3' edjtor .9. Through Jack of t)pportunit3' he had met no southerner before the war, and carried his s ranch, Calvinistic prejudices to such extent that he seemed to shrink from the closer contact even then. The war was holy. The hand of the Ij<ird would surely smite this slaveholding arch rebel, which was i>cr- haps ivhy the Ck)venantcr thought it work of supererogation to raise his own. He finished as he began the war, with unalterable conviction that the soutlicrn president,, his cabinet and all his leading ofiicers should bo hung and their lands confiscated to the state—or its representatives. He had been given a commission in the army when such things were not hard to get—at tho reorganization In 'C6, had been stationed in a Ku Klux district all one winter and in a sanitarium; most of the year that followed, i Ho thought the nation on thq highroad to hell when it failed to impeach the president of high crimes and misdemeanors, and sent Htm« cock to harmbnlBB matters in, I<onis< l^an*. SeVvraJB sare of It «Aiio^idbf< son 4f a sodthienier who had opfnlx iu >ttted .lijiiiv m i^AM &l ^SKsilJ ^BiB^ llf refainnl f)jr.<;e .radical views even unto the fwentiefh annlvcr.»;ary of th<' gri'al KiirriMuIer; and, wJiilci devoutly praying for forgiveness of his own ."inf, could ncv<T .seem to forgive tlmse whose lot had been cast with the soutJi. He was utterly non- phissed when told that the young officer, languishing in hospital on his arrival, was the son of n distinguished major general of tho confederate army, and lie planned for the father a most frigid greeting, until reminded that the former HKV- jor general was now a member of congress and of the committee on military affairs. Then it became his duW to overlook the past. T BC general had to leave for the front without seeing Mrs. Hay. More than over was It necessary that he should be afield, for this exploit showed that somo of the Sioux, at least, had cut from the main body and had circled back toward the Platte—Stabber 's jieoplo in all probability. So, sending Crabb and his little squad across the river to follow a few miles, at least, the trail of the wagon and its captors, and ascertain, if possible whither it had gone, ho hurried back to Frayne; sent messengers by the Laramie road to speed the cawilr^-, and Orders to the colonel to send two troops at once to rescue Hay and his niece; sent wires calling for a few rein- f«)rcenients, and was olT on the way to lleeeher, guarded by a handful of sturdy "doughboys" in ' anilju- lanees, before ever the body of the second victim was found. And then, little by little, it tran.s- plrcd that this njysteri <tua war party, venturing to the south bank of the I'latte, did not c-xeced half a dozen braves. Crabb got back in 'Mi hours, with five exhaust^'d men. They had followed the wheel tracks over the open prairie and into the foothills far to the northwest, eni- boldened by the evidence of there being but few ponies in the original- bandit escort. But, by four in the afternoon, they got ami >ng the •breaks and ravines and, first thing they knew, among the Indians, for zip came the bullets and down went two horses, and they ha<l to dismount and fight to .strand i>ff possible-swarms, and, though <Avning they had seen no Indians, they had proof of haring felt them, and were warranted in pushing no further. After dark they began their slow retreat and here they were. And for seven daj's that was the last heard, by the garrison, at least, of these most recent captives of the Sioux. Gentle and sympathetic women, however, who called on Mrs. Hay, were prompt to note that though unnerved, unstrung, distressed, she declared again and again her faith that the Indians would never really harm her hus- "TUE PURSUERS CAME UPON THE WRE I CK OP THE WAGON." band. They might hold him and Nanette us hostages for ransom. They might take for their own purposes his wagon, his mules and that store of money, but his life was safe, yes, and Nanette's too. Of this she was so confident that people began to wonder whether .she had nut received some assurance ta that effect, and when Pete, the stable boy driver, -turned up at the end of the flrst week with a cock and bull story about having stolen an Indian jiony and shot his way from the midst of tiie Sioux away up on No Wood Creek, on the wesi side of the hills, ^ having ridden/by night and hiddeii by day- until ho got bapk to tl^-Platte and; Jlrayne, people felt suns of it.' ^ete' coif Id talk Sioux He declare<l the'lndlnhs were In the hills tty thousands, and were going to take Hay and the yoimg lady away off somewhere to be held for safe keeping. He .said the two troops that, never even halting at Frayne. had pushed out on the trail, would «mly get into trouble if they tried to ent4'r the hills from the south, and that they would never get the captives, wherein I'ctc was right, for away out among the spurs and gorges of the range, 50 miles from Frayne, the pursuers came upon the wreck of the wagon at the foot of an acclivity, up which a force of Sioux bad gone in single file. Many warricjrs it would seem, however, miist have joined tho party on the way, and frmn hero—where with the wagon was found Hay's stout box, bereft of its contents-^in four dilTerent directions tlie l>ony tracks of little parties crossed or climbed the spurs, and which %vay the captives had been taken, Capt. Billings, the commander, could not determine. What the Biou.x hoped he might do was divide his force into four detachments and send cme on each trail. Then they could fall upon them, one by one, and slay them at their leisure. Billings saw the game, however, and was not to be caught. He knew Biil Hay, his past and his popularity among the redmen. He knew that if they meant to kill him at all they would not have taken the trouble to cart him miles beforehand. He dropped the stern chase then and there, and f>ri the following day skirted the foothills away to' the east and, circling round to the breaks of the Powder us he reached the open country, struck and hard hit a scouting band of SioUx, and joined the general three days later, when most he was needed, near the log palir sadcB of Old Fort Beechcr. (To Be Continued.) Ji ^JM. ^ Very Remarkable Cure of Diarroea. "About six years ago for tho first time in my life I had a sudden and severe attack of diarrhoea," says Mrs. Alice Miller, of Morgan. Texas. ''I got temporary relief, but it camo back again and again, and for six long years 1 have suffered more misery and agony than I can tell. It was worse than death. My husband spent hundreds of dollars: for physicians' prescriptions anil treatment without avail. Finally wo moved to.Bosque county, our present homo, antl one'day I happened to see an advertisement of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy with a testimonial of a man who l^d been cured by it. The case was so similar to my own that I concluded to try the remedy. The result was wonderful. I could hardly realize that I was well again, or believe it could be so after having suffered so long, but that one bottle of medicine, costing but a few cents, cured me." For sale by all druggists. Are .You Going to Take a Summer Vacation? If so you may be interested In UlB following special round trip rates announced by the Missouri Pacific railway. Sale dates and rates of fare only, given. For return limits and full information call on local agent. Colorado and Utah points, June 1 to September 30th, one fare plus 50c. Baltimore, Md., B. P. O. 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