Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 23, 1927 · Page 7
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Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas · Page 7

Iola, Kansas
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Friday, December 23, 1927
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mi ) Tlw Story. [Thus Far. ynuin JWP HARRISON, gam- Ittiir fjs killed in k poker game in -Criihren. Kai. his 13-year-old 804. T0NY, Is taken to thfe Bar K ., ranch in the Indian territory by .. JOE,CRAIG, who appoints him­ self'the fy>y'B sunrdiau. There Tony is welcomoil by Tinra MOORE, owner. Of the Baf K brand, and his litt >e daugh- terrRlTA Another who ban be. WeudW Tony 1B GORDON W. L^AJJB,- who later becomes knirwnl an PAWNEE BILL when - he;;teajchea school at the Indian J reMrrktioD in. Pawnee. hi'itM months that follaw, re- povts come to the Bar K'of tlif iactlvlttea of thernow notorioim BfflOton .gang, TOM BE.NTOX be- inf tlie' murderer of Jeff Harri- 809. Craig and Tony depart for Paiirnee to visit i'awnee l Bilk •rtiiprethey learn that he is going to jakcf a bunch of Indians with hiiili and Join BUFFALO BILI/.S WlJd West Show. . Hlta'Moore and her mother (l<?part for Virginia to spend the stiomier. and Tony, now Ifi. learns foi!-. the first time what it is to miss someone. That year, ISSS. i thff Cherokee Strip Live Stock Asiioiiation. is formed. It sets up i a. i6Q>by in Washington to -fight ^ ,th6 attempts being miirte to open the territory to settlement. i ; . T ' . • • * * CHAPTEil XXII. Joe Craig met him near the cor- •. ral,-*-his face wearing an anxious expression. "I was thinlcin*. of organizin;; a scoiiting: expedition to bring yoii in," he mildly scolded. "Boy, you 1 pughtnt to make, me worry IHce, / jhai; I didn't know but what you had .-stumbled onto some drunlceii ^herokee bucks iu search of a stray scalp. "Where've you been?" ' Tony essayed a bashful grin, "l i was resting under .some trees and must have fallen to dreaming. 1 I felt sorti of all iu: maybe a tiiVich , of the sin." EENEST LYNN fra'K.of thH <*odv Bl'FKALO; BILL IN EARLY SlfOW DAYS "I .•'iirt- li'iil. Coloiit'l. HPS mrin' laid his cheek against Fancy's muz'^ * to L'o." zle and began to whisper to her He.had managed to keep within) THiis .Moor.' stroilc up to iln-iu.' little phrases of endearment, th^ iroad bounds of truth in hi.sirull of husiiu '.-is. "I've got a liulit I Thi'io would be one such work- ezplanatSon. That those dreanrs saddle on Fancy now. Ton.v. ( (liin- out 'lor Fancy every evening until iad been wide-awake along with ine and climb tinio )icr; la W"P1< before th-' raie. Colonel he «poke of had .. one«. he did not care to mention.'l want to sec what she will do for j .Motire announced. "Then we'll let In .mo|rt of them his ipiaginationryou." (her rest up. with just enough ex. had pictured Rita in distres-s. ami j With IIIUIKTOUS jicstures of^ his ] cnise to keep her on edge. Tony. he had ridden boldly to her rescue', one arm just in time to snatch her from the 41 clutches of a bearded 'villain and ' Htrike him to earth with a fierce .fbloyr. In others there had been a • delfcious", agony: he-had phturlKl hitttselt dead—-struck down in her defivuse by overwhelming odds— and' Rita mourning teoide his bier, was glad that Crhlg did not : question hiin further. Instead he 1 loojied at him keenly hlitt to k ^ep out of thjj sun, •beeh telling you tha just one thing 1. want yjou to i^c- ynu won;! member: whenever you want more ^ ••Pon't give a damn, tlre^ and-needed a chtkiige. I.f you I speed out of Fancy, ask Ij^jr foq it. |race. doii^'.takc my .tdvlco and ride over j She! doesn't know the feel of whip;iieart and advised he pointcit out to Tony the course he should ride Fiiuiy little . . . Well. Crai-.:. what do you over on her trial run. "Near as ihfiik of her''" j Craig and I could figure it out, it's • -Kverv cent Ive goi will be on three-quarters of a mile, anil thafh liipi- whpn she runs," replied Joe i one topic of conversation about the,| ranch. The Bar K men were back of Fancy as a unit; If the mare 8bou:d lose there would 'oe empty pockets benenib. everv pnlr of ehap.s on;the range. They formed an excited group every evening to watch Tony ride the liiare over''the three-nuarler-niile <!Ourse. and they presspd eafterly a?>oui loe as he aniU)unced the time. "By golly. Joe. she was three seconds slower tonight." Or. "Why. you Id III couldn't you nee Tony wax holdin' her back? The tiov's not lettin' her out." Ten (layM of this and TItu.s Moore cfllle.l a itemporary halt. Famy should Iwj p»'rmitfed to re.sf up thoroufMV for the race and Tony must take things vany himself; at Cra'g's suggestion the c-olnnel-vlr- tualy commanded him to tide over to the 101 ?aneh. The ne\t diiv the mail was brought from Caldwell. There was a letter for Tony from Pawnee Bill, a lengthy epistle in which he ('escribed, in minut'> detail, his ad- venture.i since joining Buffalo Bill's «ho.w. His «econd slimn^e of Will Cody had been terrib)y disappointing as contrasted with bis firs^, boyhood impression ha.-k in Biulomington. Illinois, "f collected about twenty- : five Indians in I'awnee and drove .' them back to Wellington in the; waeon train. From there we pro-: ceedfd. after .•••ev'.Tal tnixups. to Council. Bluffs. Iowa, anil there I { met Buffalo Rill. You must re- meiulior that 1 had heen carrying: around in mv niind for a ("ozen years or mm', tlie 'lii-iure of Buffalo Bill as I 'ixad first .seen hi.n. j f a fine iookine luati well groomed. I ' with a. beautiful buffalo robe coat.; • • ,' i •• "I never w :is so disappointed in i .. my life. He had been sleening on j * the floor of a tent iu some hay. • ids fur coat was missing, his hair jwas all matted and he was <lrunk. .It was somewhat of a sii(„.it. bnt I found him courieous enough. He was pleased Willi the Indt.ins autl it became my job to assnni" :es ;)on- sibility for tb^ni. to do all ilie interpreting and even to make up as an Indian myself and go on with them." That show was known as Cody's and Carver's and was the first of I'm Roin? to raise tho.xp stirrups ., :the wild west tent shows. Carver being tlie famous Dr. W.^F. Carvjer, thet> b lied as the "Vhampion dll- around^hot of the world." ! "We opened in Omiiua.' Pawnee Bill wote. "and the performance made ab instantaiieouo bit. We did an entrmous 'business and received an ovation everyjwhere we went. Every town we struck eu- tertaimd us with banquets, reiep- tion% : unches, etc.'> Some of this entertainment was provided by city or con ity offici.-^s.. but most of it was "fii rnished by the saloons. 1 had an awful time keeping the Indians sober enough to ride in the show, md nearly everyone around the sh9W was drunk the greater part ojf the time. I'm Pot doing aiiy di^inklng my.self, hut I'm one few exceptions. Colonel as drunk, every day for our f(ve weeks out. ' twice we' almost at 3 o'clock a. m.. and it did put a stop to our getting off on the depot platforms and singing. .VCoIonei Cody is a w^onderfnl showman and a splendid character, despite - the fact that he drinks more than is good for him. This leads him sometimes to take foolish and unnecessary risks. The show business came near losing him in Indianapolis." (TO BE CONTINUED) first "On< arrestij af> we train. e or d lor distiirlifng the peace ^noved between towns in our We have ii son« fjooi' AM "Till pretty at the band got I saw the train cotue fnuii.; the 'lend, • -by. mv lover, nond-by. . down Willi '.vild west lo|id"d men. (iood-by. my lover, goid-by. custom is. iuier retting well loaded up. to sing this top of your voice, with the blaylng an accompsiiiiment. The next rbnpter tells whiit happened" to Colonel Cody when he rode; n; wild buffalo ball. OLD ELSMORE Dep. 20.—August Sylvester has been: spending a few days with his, niece, Mrs Will Alderman, and faniily. j Mrs. James Denim and daughter. ' Marybelle. are spending a few day.-* with the former's parents, Mr. and .Mrs. K O. Ford, and family. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. ^liller 'and .Vina Leo spejit Sunday with Mrs. Clara Thompson and children. ; .MI.S9 Zelda . Barron called^ On Mrs. Harold KaLston Friday .iftfr- noon.j .Mr.' and Mrs J. W. Alderrhjiu and .Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ralstpu were shopping inlola Wednesday. , .Mrs. Barron and daughter. Zelda took Sunday dinner at. the L. O. Ford home.. what the race is to bc.'-' . He talkeil earnestly to Fancy as Ton.v climbed into the saddle. "Old girl, there's a stranger rider get- tln' on your back; i|)Ut don't fret: just let out and carry him. Tony." he said in a sharp voice, '•there'.s to the lojt for a few ^lays J'll uojor rfpiir." , dirtict ,to the colonel And tell him tha^ you 'ie iilain insubordinate. "Tv(5g)t some gooU news for TOti.*' he i dded. "The colonel's decided to rice hi.s mare at the Caldwell' 'air lext month and"-^hc shot a kpen look- at Ton.v—"be".«i gonna let 'yoij Tide her." The bo ' uttered an exclamation of ipy. "No: renllv^ Joe?V •"I mean it. There's a Kansas farther itrp around near CaMwell who';iown8 a black stallion and brags about h'.m considerably, ij /s FortJ of got iindei- Titu.s' hide the ;w ,a ^^the man's claiming the finest -ple<» of horseflesh in-the <ountiy. -: jYoff know I the colonel: he don't think the horse is livint: that can 1 show a pair of heels to Fancy in anything under a ii]ile A cowboy • dropped off at the ranch, today wit^ the news that there's |to be a freff -forTall race at the fair and that Jones—that's 'th" fariiu'r I'm -i talking laibout—is lookim; I around j, for'iia^Jiody that's foo'lsh enough ; to\&et against his stallion.' ! rie pa.iised. "Thii»!< you can ! hrjiig. her in.' Tony".' i If you dim't i youjll Jbreak Titus Moore's heart." "By golly. Joe. nr sure try.'' ' i "'The colonel woiild ride her liira- is'elfi!* Craig pursued, "but he car- 4 1 riesTtOO much weight. You'll weigh rarbund •« hiin(i.i;ed and'iliiity-ii.t; / -Iwiirself. which Is moiie than Craig. "She's showed me enough speed today to win any mah'ii horse race." "But the.y say Uiis Jones stallion Is a wonder—a big fellow, too; must weigh twelve or thirteen hundred pounds." ' • • " Craig shook his head doggedly. it's a short and Fancy's got plenty of to turn him back." Tlius Moore appeared to be "I'llfbe sure to reineiMljer if. ,'pk-ased. "You hear that. Tonv?" Colonel." The bo .v patted Fancy's i,p ,ip,„andL'd triumpliantl.v. "Craig, beautiful neck with a loving lin'ml j don't let the bov eat too much be- as Titus .Moore led the mare.over : t ween'now land the race. I don't to the starting line of their rudely^ charted oval course. The owner of Fancy had one more word of advice. "I'll let you ride this first one in your own way. Use your head now-, and let me see what I can expect. Ready?" ,! "Ready." Tony answered. j I Titus Moore's upraised hand fell. r 'Go!" The boy leaned forward over , the mare's withers, his knees urg-1 ing her forward. Fancy, as if she' knew'what^ was expected <U" heK ' shot forward like' an arrow . re-j leased from the i)ow. She stretched I put her 'beautiful nose, nostrils: Quivering, and ran in a way to delight Titus .Moore's heart. Joe Craig stood just beside him. the colonel*!^ thick '.hunting-case watch in his hand: and Titus Moore would look first at. the speeding mare and then glance at the watch, thence to the mare again and once more, to the watch. Between times . he noticed that Tony' Harrison was riding easily and masterfully. .-Vt the last quarter mark the boy bent forward over the mare's neck and sjioke in her ear. au<l Fancy responded with a spurt that brought her over the finish line and evoked a solid grunt of. satisfaction from| Titus want anv ejttra'.pounds in that sad-' die." Hej laughed. , "Bread and water for yoxi. Ton.v." The forthcoming race became the "it ^oagh for anhinlmal her size." •' Thg cdldnel himself hove in sight i Moore .as he looked up from |a final ' ffcwa the house, i '-Tony." he roared, j glance at the watch, "where In the TlevJl have..vou been? litdiCralg teU you-^" 'Tony, you did nilglity the .little lady a wondei^'r well. Isn't and he I Prime B|iby Bee^ That is BaW Beef Boils, as good as the or. dinarv: roasts .15c Roast .s. tender, fatted, lb. Steak.s, fit for properly 20c a king 25c. .30c, 35c M.&M.MASRKET Meat That You \Can Eat THE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL! That is what Christmas has been for many centuries. But everybody' loves the children andjikes to bee them happy, and so ChristYna.s has become— EVl^RYBOlDY'S FESTIVAL And |S0 our greeting goes to all little children and to all who love tittle chil- dr6n'"and to all who try to make little children happy, with our best- wishes foiH A GLAD CHRISTMAS And the Best New Year ot AllTheir Years. BklGHAM HARpWAltE STOtlE PANNDNS \HAR!7WAR£& ijl IMPLEMENTS W i w w w w That, your Christmas will be a season of many iHea .siu'cs antl your new year bright and happy every day. i.-i the wish,we send to our patrons tluring 1927 has left us appreciative knd en-.ouraged for the days to come. R.C .iM[eKinney FI.OUR AND ED g OUR ilWARMEST ! GOOD ii WISHES CCEPT our sincere and hearty wishes that you are enjoying a happy Christmas season. And in this connection 'we a8« sure you that we will, throughout tiie • coming year, as we have in the past, do what little lies within our power to do to'per« petuate everyone's , prosperity—yourself included I BILLETS Auto Paint Shop SOS South Washlnorton I'hnne SOS PEACE OF MIND Being the foundation-stone of happiness we wish you this and even more—we wish it for you and for, tho.-^e about whom you are concerned. Nothing is too good fjjr our patrons who have been so loyal to us in the year past,. We thank you and .sehd this cordial greeting. Michael Tire & Battery Service Opposite PostoflSce Cheer to Everybody .It's just,a little Christmas card I send.and here's the reason: • , To wish you peace, good-will and cheer : Throughout the coming season. If 1 might add just one line more, | 'Twould be to "wish you many more; Eicon^my SHoe Stbre Let's; Shake Hands - GteEETINQS to you, iriclnds! You've treated: us ^incmderfnlly anid we hope to get even better-acquainted this coming' New Year! PAEACE DRUG CO. YOUR CONFIDENCE AND GOOD WILL Will 6<? .ifrirfii for even more earnestly dUT^^ iiio theWeic Year than ever before. IVjIerry Christmas Hikppy New A. W. Beck Fnniitiire

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