Farmers' Champion (Elgin, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 36, Ed. 1, Thursday, June 19, 1913 Page: 6 of 8
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Ma.Vjr McDonald corusas&ar aa mar
poat near Tort Dol. ek a jnaa to
Interest hl daucbtar. M -- r. w" l
blM for lh poat. An Ir-dlaa outbreak
1 threatened. "Brick" HaxrJla. r-
Cjit wto nai lut arrlrel with toe
aa- to MeDoruJl. volucteM lor tie
million. Hollr arrlva t F Rlrlr
two dan ahead or achcdule. sit Je4e
to puah oc to Fort Dodc by tae la
company witn SutlT -BUI" Moytaa. Ooa-
aal. a rambler la al a paacjrr.
HaraUa cwsta tfc ttag with ftoiict ot
dtpredatlon committed br tb Indiana
"file driver deaerla tne tae when Indi-
ana ai'tjLT The Indlaci are rerulMd
la attack! on the itace. Morlaj; and
Oonzalea are killed. Hamlla aad MoUr i
plan to evcar-f In the darkseti br war
of a r-!lf MoUr 1 wotscded aad Han- .
11a carrit her Ther croi a rtver aad
o Into hid Inc. The Indiana discover tntlr
eacape a&J -tart purasli. bat eo la the
wrooc direction. Hamlin It rroeh txrited
at andlnc a hareraack marked C 3. A.
H explains to Molly that be was In the .
Confederate terries and dl-.-rJtKd. la dl- j
arce under charge of cowarlx At the '
cleve of the war he enlisted 'a the rer-i- i
lar anif. 1! va th H&v--i&fk wae '
the proprtr of oae Capt tFerre. who
h upect of belne refptmibla for hit
d!trac and for whom he hat been
r.ucunc ever a'cce. Troo;w appear on 1
CHAPTER XII. Continued.
"I prefer to rely on my own Judg-
ment" be said tartly. "From That
this dan reports they are In stronger
force than we areT Ceslde ray In-1
strsctlons were not to provoke hostil-
ities." Wasson pinned revealing his yel-
"Sure not; tbey aro to damned
"I prefer leaving Captain Maxwell
to deal with the situation." Gasktns '
went on pompously. Ignoring the'
sneer "as he outranks me. and I am
under strict Instructions to return at
once to tho fort. Two of our horses
are disabled already and Smiley Is
too sick to be left alone. Ill not risk
It. Well." he broke off suddenly and
addressing a corporal who had Just
ridden up and saluted "have you
buried the bodies?"
"Yes sir; found these papers on
The lieutenant thrust these Into hla
"Very well Hough. Form the men
into column. Miss McDonald you
will retain the horse you have and
I should be very glad to have you
ride with mo. Oh. corporal was ev-
erything In the coach destroyed?
Nothing saved belonging to this
"Only tho Ironwork is left sir."
"So I thought; exceedingly sorry
Miss McDonald. The ladles at Dodge
will fit you out when we get In. I
am a bachelor )ou knot)" ho added
glancing asldo Into her face "but can
promise every attention."
Her eyes sought Hamlin whero he
stood straight and motionless re-
spectfully waiting an opportunity to
"Is Is this what I ought to do?"
she questioned leaning toward htm.
"I am so confused I hardly know what
"Why of course" broko In the
lieutenant hastily. "You may trust
me to advise."
"Hut my question was addressed to
Sergeant Hamlin" sho Interposed
nover glancing aside. "He under-
- stands tho situation hotter than you."
Tho sergeant bold his hat in his
hand his eyes meeting her own frank-
ly but with a now light In them. She
had not forgotten now tho danger was
over; she meant him to realize her
"It soems to me tho only safe
course for you to take Miss McDon-
ald" he said slowly endeavoring to
keep the nolo ot triumph out of his
volco. "Your father Is perfectly safe
and will join you within a few days. I
would not daro attempt your protec-
tion farther west."
"You are not going with us then?"
she questlonod In surprise.
"Not If Lieutenant Oasklns will
furnish mo with horso and rlfto. I
must report at Union and on the
way tell your father where you are."
"Out tho danger! oh. you mustn't
attempt such n ride alone!"
"That Is nothing; the valley Is
swept clean and 1 shall do most of
my riding at night. Any plainsman
could do the trick hey Sam?"
Wasson nodded chewing solemnly
on the tobacco In his cheek.
"He'll make the trip all right mist"
ho drewledlazlly "Wish I was goln'
leaf. I'm euro tired o' this sorter
ecoutln' I am. Down below tho
Claarron Is the only place ye'll have
ter watch out close 'Brick.' Them
Comanche an' Apaches aro the worst
iSMffliv Julhorof Keith cffle
I KmmWw oofyMHT
Of IK HOrniER
mt by a-cjcu3 sea
"I kaow alght riders tesiMlvee
but ! Sleow the trail. Can yoa outfit
Cutis csrlled grimly tut wlti: ao
trace of tussor His eyes ere upon
the girl still leading over her poa-
meL "111 outfit yoa all rigiC he said
brusquely "aad with no great regret
either. Aad 1 shall report finding
you here la dlsobedieace to orders."
"Very well sir."
Molly's brown eyes pt to the
lieuteaant's face her form straighten-
ing la the saddle her lips pressed
tightly together Gaxiias fronted the
sergeant stuag Into aager by the
man's quiet response.
"I shall prefer charges you under-
stand." almost savagely. "Helm give
this fellow that extra rifie aad am-
munition belt. McMasters yoa will
let hira have your horse."
Wassoa rolled out of bis saddle
muttering soaethlag Indistinctly
which might have been aa oath.
"I ala't goln ter stand fer that
lefteaaat." he said defiaatly "Bela
a? I ain't no enlisted aaa aa this
ycre is my hoss 'Brick Hamlin don't
start oa no such ride oa that lame
brute o McMasters. Here yoa
Brick.' take this critter Oh shut
up' 111 git to Dodge all right. Won't
hurt me none to walk."
The eyes of the two men met-uader-staadlngly
and Hamlla took the rein
In his hand Gasklns started to speak.
but thought better of it. A moment
he stood. Irresolute and then swung
up Into saddle his glance Ignoring the
"Attention! company" he command
ed sharply. "2y column four
The gnl spurred her horse forward.
and held out her hand.
"Goodby." she said falteringly.
"you will be careful."
"Of course." and ho smiled up into
her eyes. "Don't worry about me I
am an old hand."4
"And I am to see you again?"
"I shall never run away surely and
I hope for the best "
"Miss McDonald." broke in Oasklns
impatiently 'the men are already
"Yes" her eyes still upon the ser-
geant's uncovered face "I am coming.
Don't Imagine I shall ever ferret" she
murmred hastily "or that 1 will
not bo glad to meet you anywhero."
"Some time I may put you to the
test." ho answered soberly "If any
troublo comes trust Wasson ho Is a
He stood there ono arm thrown
over tho neck of the horse watching
them ride away up the trail. The
lloutenant and tho girl wero together
at the rear of tho short column and
ho seemed to be talking earnestly.
"But My Question Was Addressed to
Sergeant Hamlin" 8he Interposed.
Hamlin never moved or took his eyes
from her until they disappeared over
tho ridge. Just as they dipped down
out of Eight sho turned and waved
ono hand. Then tho man's gaze swept
over the debris ot tho burned stage
and tho two mounds of earth. Even
these inula evidences of tragedy
scarcely sufflced to make htm realize
all that had occurred In Uile lonely
spot. He could not seom to separate
his thought from tho cavalcade which
had just departed leaving behind the
memory of that farewell wave of the
hand. To him It marked the end of
a dream the return to a lite distaste-
ful and lonely.
MeefcawteeJtr Iks eeneas' tosttotl
his rile aaa straed the old Cow-
federate harersmek to his saddle ?osa-
ad staring asrnia. half aabelleving
at the faded laecrlpUoa underneath
the zap. Yet the eight of those let-
ters awoke hla. briaglag to his
bronxed face a sew look of determina-
tion. Ho swung into the raddle and.
rifie aero his knees hU eyes study-
ing the desolate dlstnace rode west-
ward alcag the deeerted trail.
Beck at Fort D?ds
The swiftly speeding weeks of that
war summer oa the plains had
brought many changes to the hard-
worked troops engaged In the cam-
paign or garrisoning the widely scat-
tered posts sooth of the Platte. Scout-
ing details although cosstaatly In the
saddle failed to prevent continued In-
dian depredations on cTpoted settle-
ments. Stage routes wero deserted.
and the tolling wagons ot the freight-
ers vanished frota the trails Reports
of outrages were continuous and It
became sore and more evident that
the various tribes were at length
united la a desperate efiort to halt
the white advance. War parties broke
through the wide-strung Hoes ot
guard aad got safely away again
leaving behind death and destruction.
Only occasionally did these Indian
raiders and the pursuing troops come
into actual contact The former came
sad went la swift forays now appear-
ing oa the Pawnee again on the
Saline followed by a wild ride down
the valley of the Arkansas. Scattered
la small bands well mounted and
armed no one could guess where the
next attack might occur Every day
brought its fresh report of 'horror
From north aad south east and west
news of outrages came Into Sheri-
dan's headquarters at Fort Wallace.
Denver at the base ot the moun-
tains was practically In state of siege
provisioned only by wagon trains sent
through under strong guard; the
fringe of settlement along tho water
ways was deserted xaea and women
fleeing to the nearest government
posts for protection and food. The
troops few In number and widely
scattered la small detachments many
being utilized as scouts and guards
were unequal to tho gigantic task of
protecting so wide a frontier. Skir-
mishes were frequent but tho Indians
were wary and resourceful and only
once during the entire summer were
tbey brought Into real decisive battle.
The last of August Major Forsythe
temporarily commanding a company
of volunteer scouts was suddenly
attacked by over a thousand war-
riors under command of Boman .Voso.
A four days' fight resulted with heavy
los3 on both sides the Indians being
driven from thb field by the oppor-
tune arrival ot fresh troops.
Tho general condition ot affairs Is
well shown by the reports reaching
Fort Wallaco in September. Governor
Hunt wrote from Denver: "Just re-
turned. Fearful condition of things
here Nino persons murdered by
Indians yesterday within radius of
tilne miles." A few- days later acting
Governor Hall reported: "The In-
dians have again attacked our settle-
ments In strong forco obtaining pos-
session ot the country to within
twelve miles of Denver. They nre
more bold fierce and desperate In
their nssaults than over before. It is
impossible to drive them out znd pro
tect the families at tho same time for
they are bettor armed mounted dls-
clpllned.jtna1 better officered than our
men. Each hour brings Intelligence
of fresh barbarities and more exten-
sive robberies." This same month
Governor Crawford of Kansas tele-
graphed: "Have jUBt received a dis-
patch from Hays stating that Indians
attacked captured and burned a train
at Pawnee Fork; killed scalped and
burned sixteen men; also attacked an-
other train at Cimarron Crossing
which was defended until ammunition
was exhausted uhen tho men aban-
doned tho train saving what Btock
they could. Similar attacks are of al-
most dally occurrenco."
South of tho Cimarron all was deso-
lation and war raged unchecked from
the Platto to the Pecos. Sheridan de-
termined upon a winter campaign al-
though he understood well the suffer-
ings entailed upon the troops by ex-
posure on the open plains at that sea-
son. Yet ho knew the habits of In-
dians; that they would expect Immu-
nity from attack and would gathor In
villages subject to surprise. Ho
therefore decided that tho result
would Justify the necessary hardships
iuvolved. To this end smaller posts
wero abandoned and tho widely scat-
tered soldiers ordered to central
polntti lit preparation for the contem-
plated movement. Devere had been
deserted earlier and Major McDonald
had marched bis men to Dodgo whero
Molly awaited his coming. Retained
tfreru on garrison duty the two occu-
pied a one-story yellow stone struc-
ture fronting the parade ground. In
October orders to march reached "M"
troop Seventh Cavalry at Fort Union
and the ragged bronied troopers who
all summer long had been ecoutlng the
New Mexican plains turned their
horses' beads to tho northeast In hope-
fulness of action. With them up the
deserted Santa Fe trail past burse
stations and wrecks of wagon tfalssvj.
rode Sergeant Hamlin silent and em-
dent the old Confederate haversack
fastened to his saddle and bis mind
in spite ot all effort recurring con-
stantly to the girl who had gone to
Dodge early lu the summer. Was she
till there? If so how would she greet
him cow after these months of ab-
o Tho IIMln rv1r-r rnlnmn.
Jiaat AAa-nkA t S abAmr.l f S) I f ' J
... . .i . rf.V . v h rv.
ly to creep along as day by day he re
viewed every word every glance
which had passed between them; and
at night under the stars he lay with
head on his fiddle endeavoring to de-
termine his course of action both as
to their possible meeting and with re-
cord tc tl.o following of tho clue of-
fered by the haversack. The time he
had hoped for was at hand but he
could not decide the best course of ac-
tion. He could only wait and permit
Fate to Interfere.
Certain facts were however suffi-
ciently clear and tho Sergeant faced
them manfully. Not merely the fact
that he was in the ranks great as
that handicap was could have pre-
vented an attempt at retaining tho
friendship of Molly McDonald. But he
was In the ranks because of disgrace
hiding away from his own people
keeping aloof from his proper station
In life out of bitter shame. If he had
felt thus beforo be cow felt It a thou-
Raged Unchecked From
Platte to the Peeoe.
sand times more acutely in memory
of the comradeship of her whoso
words had brought him a new gleam
ot hope. Never before had loneliness
seemed so complete and never botore
had bo realized how wldo was the
chasm between the old and the new
Ufa. This constantly recurrent mem-
ory embittered htm and made him
restless. Yet out ot It all there grow
a firmer determination to win back his
old position in the world to stamp
out the Ho through which tho Confed-
erate court-martial had condemned
him. If Lo Fevro were alive ho meant
no a- to find him face him and com-
pel him to Bpeak the truth. The dis-
covery of that haversack gave a point
from which to start and his mind cen-
tered there with a fixed purposo which
obscured all else.
It was after dark when "M" troop
wearied by their long day's march
across tho brown grass rode slowly
up tho face of tho bluff and into the
parade ground at Fort Dodge. The
lights of the guard-house revealed the
troopers' faces while all about them
gleamed the yellow- lamps as tho gar-
rison cuma forth to welcome their ar-
rival. Guided by u corporal of the
guard tho men led thetr horses to tho
stables and as they pnsBcd the row
of officers' houscB Hamlin caught a
furtlvo glimpse in a radius of light
that gave his pulses a sudden throb.
Sho was hero then hero! Ho had
hardly dared hopo for this. They
would meet again; that cpuld scarcely
bo avoided in such narrow quarters
But how? On what termB? Ho ven-
tured tho one swift gllmpao at her a
slender white-robed figure one among
a group of both men and women be-
foro an open door through which tho
light streamed heard her ask: "Who
aro they? Whot cavalry troop Is that?"
caught tho response in a man's voice:
" 'M' of the Seventh from Fort Union"
and then passed by his eyes looking
straight ahead his hand gripping tils
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Like the Greek Philosopher's Pate
The matter of newspaper subscrip-
tions reminds a Kansas editor of the
Greek philosopher whose poverty be-
gan to pinch him. One ot his friends
sent word to tho men of tho city that
each should take a certain kind ol
wine and on a certain day go to the
philosopher's house and pour tho wine
Into an empty rat. And so they oid
but each thought that ono bottlo of
water would not Lo noticed In bo
much wine and tho vat was Oiled
with water. Thus ihe philosopher
received no aid. It Is somewhat that
way with subscriptions. One fellow
thinks be owes only a small amount
and to neglects to pay It. The other
fellow thlnkeTuo same and the editor
fares almost as well as the phlloe-plMr.
SOLON AVOtOS LONG SESSION
Representative Henry Desiring to End
Meeting Telle Story That Stops
Man's Long Speech.
Representative Henry at a political
meeting in Waco desiring to draw a.
rather protracted session to a close
when a man roan and said pompous
"I wish to offor a fow remarks and
these I vill subdivide into twelve
But hero Mr. Honrf bis eyes twin-
"Gentlemen" he said "lot mo tell
you a story. A man was lurching
homo very lata tho other evening
much tho worso for a bachelor's sup-
per or something ot that sort He
came to a clock tower and paused and
looked up ut tho Illuminated dial to
see the time As ho did so tho clock
began to Btrlko. Ono two three
four tho tncbriato listened counting
tho strokes carefully and when at
last twelve sounded ho said as he
prepared to stagger on ngaln:
"Dum ou hlc why couldn't you
have Bald that all at onco?' "
Amid loud laughter Mr. Henry sat
down and the pomioua man made a
much shorter speech than ho bad In-
tended. HEAD A MASS OF PIMPLES
HyattBVlllo. Md. "My little boy was
taken with an Itching on the scalp.
There was an ashy place on his head
about tho eIzo of a ten-cent piece and
tho hair was falling from this place
by the roots. In about ten days all
over his bead wero theso ashy spots
which looked llko ringworm but wero
porous-like Tho Itching and burning
made hlrn scratch a great deal. His
head bad gotten so that It was Just a
mass of mattery llttlo pimples all
heaped on each other and when I took
off his night-cap the hair and flesh
tamo off at tho same time. I really
thought ho would lose his whole scalp.
He couldn't bleep for five weeks. It
would itch and burn until I thought
ho would go Into convulsions.
"I used different soaps and salves
to no satisfaction Then I decided to
use tho Cutlcura Soap and Ointment
Finally I noticed he began to sleep all
night. I used ono cake of Cutlcura
Soap and one box of Cutlcura Oint-
ment and bo was entirely cured. He
has a better growth of hair now than
ho had at first." (Signed) Mrs Ida
S. Johnson Mar. 26 1913.
Cutlcura Soap and Ointment told
throughout the world. Sample of each
free with 32-p. Skin Book. Address
post-card "Cutlcura DepL L Boston."
When tho smart drummer got off
tho train at Hlckvlllo his attention
was nttracted by an ancient cab be-
tween the shafts ot which was
propped tho worst-looking nag be had
ever seen. An old negro was dozing
on tho box.
"Hey!" yelled tho drummer "ain't
you afraid our horso will shy at an
auto and run awuy?"
"No sab." replied tho Jehu. "Dls
hawss la got sense. Ho don't shy at
no automobeels. Why ho didn't even
shy at railroad trains when dey fuat
"Sho has a beautiful complexion
"I don't know; 1 havo never seen
her without her make-up."
Tho mint Is limited In its material
for making money but a trust can
inako money out ut any old thing
If you haye not perfect
digestion liver activity
and bowel regularity.
These should be daily
functions in order to
will help you when those
organs become weak and
lazy. We urce a trial to
day. Insist on Hostctttr's.
TIM Man Wha Pttl
E Eilim T
Look lor This Trade-Uaik Pie-
turcun me utueiwnca burtae
I Th AatlmiU lmi! l i-m.
Ira4-Mark- dcr Aching FetL Bote ever
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