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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (June 27, 1912)
By Emerson Hough
A young man and a beautiful
young woman, tost and alone in
a wilderness for month, half
starved and in daily peril of
death from wild beasts and stilt
more savage Indians this is the
central thjeme of the most fasci
nating romance that has come
from Emerson Hough's pen,
Read and you will learn how
love came to them; how they
conducted themselves in this try
ing, unconventional situation
how the man's chivalry and the
woman's purity held them stead
fast to the ideals of civilization,
and how the strange episode
brought tragedies, estrangements
Copyright, IW, by the Outlet Publliblnj
best meat Is on top anyhow," and then
he gave uie lessons In buffalo values,
which later 1 remembered.
We bad taken some meat from my
bull, since I insisted upon it In spite
of better beef from a young cow Au
berry bad Killed not fnr above, when
suddenly I heard the sound of a bugle,
sharp and clenr, and recognized the
notes of the "recall."
"What's up?" inquired Aoberry as
we pulled up our galloping horses near
the wagon line.
"Indians r was the answer. Tall
We could all now see coming down
from a little flattened coulee to the
left a bead of a line of mounted men,
who doubtless bad been the cause of
the buffalo stampede which had cross
ed In front of us. The column of the
tribesmen came on toward us fearless
ly. They made a long calvacade, 200
horses or more, with many travaux
and dogs trailing on behind. Tbey
were all clad in their native finery,
seemingly hearty and well fed and
each as arrogant as a lung. iDey
passed us contemptuously, with not a
In advance of the head men who
rode foremost in the column were
jstnugnt. rtppea ny a orue purr or
amok, and we heard the crack of tbe
drtiffoon pistol. Cue of the Sioux, the
'chief who by this time bad mounted
his horse, threw his hand against his
j chest anil leaned sightly back, then
straightened up slightly as be sat As
he fell, or before be fell, uruie puanea
his body clear from the saddle and
with a leap was tu the dead man's
place and ridlug swiftly toward us.
leading his own horse by the rein.
It seemed that it was the Sioux who
had kept faith after all. for none of the
remaining three could find a weapon.
Ornie rode up laughing and unconcern
ed. "The beg.ear wouldn't trade with
me at all." he said. "By Jove, I be
lieve he'd have got me if he'd bad any
sort of tools for It"
"You broke treaty." ejaculated Bel
knap "you broke the council word!"
"Did that man make the first break
at you?" Auberry blazed at him.
How can 1 tell? answered Orme
coolly. "It's as well to be a trifle ahead
In such matters." He seemed utterly
unconcerned. lie could kill a man as
lightly as a rabbit and think no more
Within the instant the entire party
of the Sioux was in confusion. We
saw them running about, mounting,
beard them shouting and walling.
"It's fight now!" said Auberry.
"Back to the wagons now and get
your men ready, lieutenant As soon
as the Sioux can get shut of their wo
men they'll come on, and come a boil
In' too. You blanked fooir he hissed
to Orme. "You murdered that man!"
"What's that, my good fellow r aaid
Orme sharply. "Now, I advise you to
keep a civil tongue in your head or I'll
teach you some manners."
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vertising in newspapers was
passed by the Nebraska
legislature of 1901) and we
desire the friends of the
Journal to make a note of
its provisions and govern
"That from and after the
nassaire and anoroval of this
'Even as "we" swung and rode back
Auberry pushed alongside Orme, his
rifle at ready. "Young man. if you
want to teach me any manners begin
It nowl You make your break." he
Be'knap spurred in between them
"Here, you men," be commanded, with
swift sternness, "into your places. I'm
in command here, and I'll shoot the
first man who raises a hand. Mr.
Orme. take your pluce at the wagons
Auberry. keep with me. We'll have
BEFORE dawn had broken the
clear bugle notes of reveille
sounded and set the camp
astir. By the time the sun was
faintly tinging the edge of the valley
we were drawn up for hot coffee and
the plain fare of the prairies. A half
hour later the wagon masters called
"Roll outl Roll out!" The bugles again
sounded for the troopers to take sad
dle, and we were under way once J
We had hardly gone five miles be
yond the-ruined station bouse when
"we saw our advance men fKilLup and
- raise their bands. We caught It also
the eound of approaching hoofs, and
all Joined In the cry, "Buffalo. Buffa
lo!" The thunderous rolling sound ap
proached, heavy as that of artillery go
ing Into action. We saw dust arise
from the mouth of a little draw on the
left running down toward the valley,
and even as we turned there came roll
ing from its mouth, with the noise of
a tornado and the might of a mountain
torrent, a vast confused, dark mass,,
which rapidly spilled out across the
valley ahead of us. We were almost
at the flanks of the herd before they
reached the river bank. We were
among them when they paused. The
front ranks rolled back upon those be
hind, which, crowded from the rear,
resisted. The whole front of the mass
wrinkled up mightily, dark humps aris
ing In some places two or three deep.
Then the entire mass sensed the dan
ger all at onre. ojxL.wltll.aa. much. una
nimity as they bud lacked concert' In
their late confusion, they wheeled
front and rear and rolled off up the
Taller, still enveloped In a cloud of
white, biting dust
In such a chase speed and courage
of one's horse are the main essentials.
My horse was able to lay me along
side my game within a few hundred
yards. I coursed close to a big black
bull and, obeying Injunctions old Au
berry had often given me. did not
touch the trigger until 1 found I was
holding well forward and rather low.
I could scarcely hear the crack of the
rifle, such was the noise of hoofs, but
I saw the bull switch his tall and
push on as though unhurt, in spite of
the trickle of red that sprang on his
flank. As I followed on. fumbling for
a pistol at my bolster, the bull sudden
ly turned, head down and tall sillily
erect, bis mnne bristling. My horse
sprang aside, and the herd passed on.
The old bull, his head lowered, pres
ently stopped, deliberately eyeing us,
and a moment later be deliberately
lay down, presently sinking lower,
and at length rolled over dead.
I found tbe great weight of the bull
difficult to turn, but at length 1 hooked
one horn into tb ground, and. laying
hold of the lower bind leg. 1 actually
turned the carcass on Its back.
"That's tbe tint time 1 ever saw a
bull die on his back," said Auberry.
'Tie did not die on tils back." I re
plied. "I turned him over."
"You did -and alone? It's rart'y a
single man could do that, nor buve I
seen it done In all my life with so big
'The Indians don't bother to turn a
bull over. Tbey split the bide down
the, back, and skin both ways.. The
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xi . r-diitif. ipAmnn nnflrlnir i a
UlI L'tJ VI 1UUI juuus I this "
long lance shafts decorated with feath-1 ' , ,
....... ... t. i,i.. fh Btaa "lie murdered that Sioux, lteuten
Hps BUimuK ninj i"
"Auberry." said Belknap, "we must '
go talk to these people and see wnat s
"They're Sioux." sold Auberry.
am ffttn Afrtt maan ficftf
-i,i-uu,u. " ;lng back and forth, whooping and
right now. holding aloft their weapons. We heard
uencnap ana Auoerry iwn yhu , - .... .
.u ' mA . .won tronn. , the note of a dull war drum
i "Here they come." said Belknap cool
ly. "Get down, men."
They came on, then swung out
ant." reiterated Auberry
"Dash it sir, I know he did, but this
i no t
; We saw the Sioux separate into two
bands, tbe men remaining behind, rid
I pushed In with these and saw
Orme at my side, and Belknap did not
send us back. We four rode on to
gether Dresentlv. Two or three bun-
,:ZS:Z, r :,;. around us. their horse line rippling up
to halt bis men. We four, with one
private to hold our horses, rode for
ward a hundred yards rartner. naitea
and raised our bands tn sign of peace.
They rode out to us four of the head
men of the Sioux, each a staiwan
"Talk to them. Auberry." aaid, Belk
nap. Ana as tne lormer was iuo vwj
one of us who understood the Sioux
tongue he acted as Interpreter.
"What are the Sioux doing so rar
eastr he asked of their spokesman
"Iluntlng." answered the Sioux.
The white soldiers drive away our
buffalo. The white men kill too many.
Let them go. This Is our country."
It seemed to me I could see the black
eyes of the Sioux boring straight
through every one of us.
"Go back to the north and west
where you belong." said Auberry.
"You have no business here on the
"The Sioux hunt where they please,"
was the grim anewer. "But you see
we have our women and children with
us the same as you have" and he
pointed toward our camp.
"Where are you going?" asked our
The Sioux waved his arm vaguely.
"Ileap hunt," he said. "Where you
go?" he asked.
Auberry answered that we were go-
Ormi's Arm Shot Out 8tright, Tipped
by Bluo Puff of 8mok.
Perhaps never was metamorphosis
more complete than tkat which now
took place. Shaking off detaining
act it shall he the lawful
right of any plaintiff or
petitioner in any suit, ac
tion or proceeding, pending
or prosecuted in any of the
district courts of this state,
in which it is necessary to
publish in a newspaper any
notice or copy of an order,
grow ing out of, or connected
with such action or proceed
ing either by himself or his
attorney of record, to desig
nate in what newspaper
such notice or copy of order
shall be published. And it
shall be the right of the
widow, widower, or a ma
jority of the heirs-at-law of
legal age, of the estate of
any deceased intestate or
over the broken ground apparently as
easily as It bad gone on tbe level floor
of the valley.
"Tell us when to fire. Auberry." I
heard Belknap say, for he bad practl
cally given over tbe situation to the
old plainsman. At last I beard the
voice of Auberry. changed from that of
an old man Into the, quick, clear ac
cents of youth." sounding bard and
clear. "Ready now! Each fHlow pick
his own man and kill him. D'ye bear,
Our troopers were armed with tbe
worthless old Spencer carbines, and 1
doubt if these did much execution, but
there were some good old Hawkln ri
fles and old big bored Yagers and more
modern Sharps' rifles and other buffalo
guns of one sort or another with us.
among the plainsmen and tinmsters,
and when tbeso spoke there came
breaks In tbe flaunting line that nought
to hedge us. The Sioux dropped be
hind their horses' bodies, firing as they
rode, some with rifles, more with bows
and arrows. Most of our work was
done as tbey topped the rough ground
close on our left, and we saw here a
half dozen bodies lying limp, flat and
ragged, though presently other riders
came and dragged them nwny.
At a hundred yards their arrows
fell extraordinarily close to the mark,
anil tlma ttnA a era In ihov antkoil OUT
j U1I11 auu up...... ' I
, mnles and horses with these hissing
ohnfta flint nntvKw1 whprn fhov tnifk.
n i . m ."..fc - - v
hands, Andrew Jackson sprang from
our line, ran op to the fallen foe and
In a frenzy of rage began to belabor
and kick his body, winding op by
catching him by the hair and actually
dragging him some paces toward our
firing line. Mandy called out as
though he were a young dog at his
first fight: "Whoopee! Git to him,
boy, git to him! Take him, boy!.
We got Andrew Jackson back Into
tbo ranks. Ills mother took him by
the hand, as though for the first time
she recognized him as a man.
"Now. boy, that's somcthln' like."
She turned to me. "Somo says It a In
the paw." she remarked. "I reckon It's
some lu the maw an a leetle In tbe(
Cut up badly by our fire, the Sioux
scattered and hugged the shelter of tbe
river bank, bejtoud which they rode
along tho sand or in the shallow water;
scrambling up the bank after tbey had
got out of firo. I looked about me now
at the interior of our barricade. I saw
Ellen Meriwether on her knees lifting
tbe shoulders of a wounded man who
lay back, bis balr dropping from his
forehead, now gone bluish gray. She
pulled him to the shelter of a wagon.
where there bad been drawn four oth
ers of tbe wounded. I saw tears fall
lng from her eyes saw the same pity
on her face which I had noted once be
fore when a wounded creature lay la
her hands. I had been proud of Mandy
McGovern. I was proud of Ellen Meri
Almost as I had turned I felt a sud
den jar. as though some one bad taken
a board and struck me over the bead
with all bis might. Then as I slowly
became aware my head was utterly
and entirely detached from my body
and went sailing off dollberately In
front of me. I could see it going dls
tlnctly. and yet oddly enough. I could
also see a sudden change como on the
face of tbe girt wbo was stooping be
fore me and wbo at tbe momeut raised
"It Is strange." thought 1. "but my
head, thus detached. Is going to pass
directly above her, right there!
Then I ceased to take Interest In
anything and sank back Into the arms
of thai from which we come, calmly
taking ' old of the band of mystery.
(To He Continued.)
4 the widow, widower, or a
J majority of the legatees or
4 devises of lawful age, of
the estate of deceased
testalen; to designate the
newspaper in which the
notices pertaining to the
settlement of the estates of
such deceased persons shall
he published. And It shall
be the duty of the Judges of
the district court, county
Judges or any other officer
charged with the duty of or
dering, directing or super-
. . ' , - ,h ' Thev came near breaking our rear In
a big war party coming down the , " . .
riatte. the white men from Laramie.
The Indian looked grave at this.
"We are going on up to meet our sol-
dlers." said Auberry sternly. "Tbe
Sioux have killed some of our men be
low here. We shall meet our soldiers
and come and wipe the Sioux off the
land if they come into the valley where
our great road runs west."
"That la good." said the Sioux. "As
for us. we harm no white man. we
hunt where we please. . White men go!"
Auberry now turned to us. -"I don t
think tbey mean trouble, lieutenant"
he said, "and 1 think the best thing
we can do is to let them alone and go
Belknap nodded, and Auberry turn
ed again to the four Sioux, who stood
tall and motionless, looking at us with
the ame fix ed. glittering eyes.
"We batr spoken." said Auberry.
"That is all we have to say."
Both parties turned and went back
to their companions. Belknap, Au
berry and I had nearly reached our
waiting troopers when we missed
Orme, and turned back to see where he
was. He wus standing close to the
four chiefs, who bad by this time
reached tbelr horses. Orme was lead
ing by the bridle his own horse, which
was slightly lame from a strain receiv
ed In the bunt We saw Orme making
some sort of gestures, pointing to his
horse and tbe others.
"Wonder if be wants to trade
horses!" mused Auberry, chuckling.
Then in the same breath he called:
Ee all saw It Orme'anD.sJifli.out
this way. for our men fell Into con
fusion, tbe horses and mules plunging
and trying to break away.
I was crowding a ball down my rifle
with Us hickory rod when I felt a
shove at my arm and beard a voice at
my ear. "Git out of tbe way, man!
now can I see to shoot If you bob your
head acrost my sights all the time?"
There stood old Mandy McGovern,
her long brown rifle half raised. She
was as cool as any man tn tbe line
and as deadly.
"Git In here, git In here, son!" I
heard her cry. And to my wonder
now I saw the long, lean figure of
Andrew Jackson McGovern come for
while from his mouth came some sort
t eerie screech of. incipient courage,
which seemed to give wondrous com
fort to bis fierce dam. At about this
moment one of the Sioux, mortally
wounded by our fire, turned his horse
and ran straight toward us hard as
be could, lie knew that be must die,
and this was bis way. Ah, those red
men knew how to die! He got within
forty yards, reeling and swaying, but
still trying to fit an arrow to the
string, and as none of us would fire
on him now, seeing that he was dy
ing, for a moment It looked as though
he would ride directly Into us and per
haps do some barm. Then 1 beard
the boom of the boy's carbine, and al
most at the Instant, whether by acci
dent or not 1 could not tell. I saw the
red man drop out of the forks of his
saddle and roll on the ground with his
arms spread "lit. .. .
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From Tuesday's Dally.
John H. Ilusche of Avoca was a
IMattstnouth visitor today.
Ir. (Jilmore of Murray came to
Platlsmouth this morning in time
to catch the early train to Omaha.
F.li Keokler of Mauley was a
IMattsmouth ivsilor today, hav
ing business in the county court.
August Doering and his mother,
Mrs. Agusl Doering, sr., of Oma
ha were IMatlsmouth visitors to
day. lieu lteckman drove in from hi
farm, near Murray today, and
transacted business in I he county
Juror J. Lansing came in from
(livenwood on the morning train
today and resumed his seat in the
Charles (letlack of Manley ar
rived this morning and looked af
ter business matters in the dis
Hay Frans of Union arrived on
the early train today and will re
sume his duties as a juror in the
Miss Lizzie Hcrgntan was a pas
senger to Omaha on the morning
train today, where she visited with
friends for the day.
John Wolff and W. J. Schneid
er motored in from Cedar Creek
this afternoon and Mr. Wulff re
sumed his duties on the jury.
J. J. Lohnes and son, Will, from
Louisville, were in the city a few
hours today, visiting with thi'ir
many county seal friends,
Mrs. J. 11. Vallery and daughter.
May, visited the metropolis this
morning, where they looked after
business matters for a time.
Dielrich Koesler of Avoca re
turned to IMattsmouth this morn
ing to resume his labors as a
juror at the present lerm of court.
James Holmes and Hand Min
ford molored up from Murray this
afternoon to look after business,
matters at the court house for a
Troy Davis and W. W. Coalman
motored over from Weeping Wa
ter in Troy's new luring car this
morning. The run was made in
A. M. Holmes and daughter,
Mrs. C. A. Hawls, departed this
4 J 1-4 lr I JJ--I I I 11 I--I!--i-1 morn infr for New York, where they
will spend some nine visiting mr.
Johnson-Harmon. uoimes oiu nome.
Marriage licensge was issued Mrs. .Henry Starkjohn was in
Monday for Asa J. Johnson and the city Saturday visiting at the
Miss A. Pearl Harmon, both of home of htr parents and called at
near Avoca, this county. The
groom is the son of Albert A.
Johnson, one of the pioneer and
prosperous farmers of Weeping
Water precinct, and the bride is
the accomplished daughter of Mr,
this ofllce and renewed their sub
scription lo this paper for an
Miss Margaret fioos of Plain-
view, w no nas neen a gue9i oi
relatives in this city for several
and Mrs. True Harmon of near jays, departed for Louisville yes-
Avoca. Ilolh the groom ami his
bride are native Cass county
young people and enjoy the re
spect and esteem of a large circle
of voting friends.
J. 0. Lansing, juror from South
Hend precinct, depaVted for his
Many Are the Voices
Thirty thousand voices What
a grand chorus! And that s I he
number of American men and
women who are publicly praising
Donn's Kidney Pills for relief
from backache, kidney and blad
der ills. They say it to friends.
They tell it in the home papers.
Platlsmouth people are in this
chorus. Here's a Plattsmouth
Mrs. Adam Kurtz, one mile west
of Platlsmouth, Neb., says: "I
have found Doan's Kidney Pills
good for any trouble with the kid
neys and back. I was suffering
intensely at the lime I got them
and I could not stoop or stand
erect. There was n dull, nagging
pain through my back that robbed
me of energy. My sight becatm
affected and dark spots appeared
before me. I got Doan's Kidney
Pills from Hynult's Drug Store
and in a short lime they relieved
all mv troubles. Since then
have recommended this remedy to
a number of friends."
For sale by all dealers. Price
r0 cents. ' Foster-Milburn Co.,
Duffalo, New York, sole agents for
the United States.
Remember I ho name Doan's
and take no other.
T 70U mav always
Y safely COUnt Oil One im- r.illilt, the cream and produc
- from Klmwood. was in lb
pUIlUUl UUVcUllciKC 1U cjy n f,.w
buying clothes here. No mat
ter what your idea about
style may be, you'll get cor
rect fas h ion in our clothes.
You'll find a large variety
to choose from.
John Fight and wife boarded
the early train for (he metropolis
this morning, where they looked
after business matters for tho
Suits from $10 to $30
f!Vl: UVU 4lA))) 'fie
lerday afternoon lo visit relatives
for a time.
Miss Jennie Ilatan departed
for Newman Grove, Neb., on tht
afternoon train today, where sht
will visit relatives for a time. She
was accompanied lo Omaha by
Miss Cecil Lee.
John Hennings of near Louis
ville arrived from his home this
morning and visited Plattsmouth
friends for I he day, as well as
looking after some important
Jurors S. L Compton, K. H. Tay
lor ami James Sperry of Weeping
Water and W. J. Maguey of Ne
hawka arrived last evening ready
to respond lo the roll call in the
district court today.
Mrs. Matt Sulser was a pas
senger to Omaha on the morning
train today, where she spent the
day with her mother, Mrs. Hol
schuh, at Clarkson hospital, where
she is taking treatment for her
J. L. Smith came down from the
hospital last evening, where his
daughter-in-law was operated on
Saturday, and reported Mrs. Smith
as feeling as well as could be ex
pected. Today her husband and
two little children went to visit
her at the hospital.
Frank Gillitl, jr., son of Frank
hours today for I he
transaction of some business
matters. The Journal acknow
ledges a brief call from him.
Mr. and Mrs. John M. KatTen
berger and little son, Verner, ot
the vicinity of Cedar Creek were
visitors in the city today. Mr.
Kaffenberger and Verner were
pleasant callers at this ofllce and
liad their subscription to this
paper pushed ahead for a year.
Will Meisinger, one of the
prosperous farmers from near
Cedar Creek, drove bis fine black
span of drivers to the city today
from his farm. Ho spent the day
in the county seat looking after
business matters and visiting w ith
friends and relatives. He was ac
companied by his lady friend. Miss
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