The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, January 19, 1894, Page 2, Image 2
Jrrt 7,"! 'Tl h 9A.F' .-:. .11 .'-1, TJ1E RED CLOUD CHIEF, RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, JAN. 19, 1804.- ' Jwr Jkt ooivaji soxxis. "BTo, nor drink. And Mr. Bender, he dm lb flrtt to go, and then Indian Tata, and then Mrs. McGregor, and Vaaa Johnny Hones, and then, dearie, year mother." "Then mother's a deader, too," cried 4aa Utile girl, dropping her faco in her )plaaiore and Bobbing bitterly. "Yea, thoy all went except you and M. Than I thought there was some e ace of venter in this direction, bo I Td jem over my shoulder and wo IWH it together. It don't seem ajs fcnougs woSre ImproTcd matters. $aMo almighty small chance for "Do yon mean that we are going to QH, too?" anked the child, chocking lnr ftoba, and raising her tear-stained ftwo. "I guess that's about the size of it." "Why didn't you say so before?" alia mltl, laughing gleefully. ,4You gavo nc uucli a fright Why, of course, now as long as wo die two'll bo with mother tttfuiu." "Yes, you will, dearie." "And you, too. I'll tell her how aw ta good you'vo been. I'll bet she roots us at the door of Ileaven with lag pitcher of water, and a lot of buck' UruSlOll tlttfb Will. Ul IIUSU K'Cdv UOUI of bisons which grazo upon the prairie land was approaching him. This was obviously impossible in these arid wilds. As the whirl of dust drew nearer to the solitary bluff upon which the two castaways wcro reposing, the canvas-covered tilts of wagons and tho figures of armed horsemen began to show up through tho haze, and the apparition revealed itself as being a great caravan upon its journey for the west. Hut what a caravan! When tho head of it had reached tho baso of tho mountains, tho rear was not yet visible on tho horizon. IUght across the enormous plain stretohed tho straggling array, wagons and darts, men on horseback and men oa foot. Innumerable women who stag gered along under bunions, and chil dren who toddled beside tlio wagons or peeped out from under tho whlta coverings. This was evidently no or dinary party of immigrants, but rather some nomad pvoplo who had 1'ccn com pelled from stress of circumstances to seek themselves a new country. Thcro roso through tho clear air a confused clattering uud rumbling from this great muss of humanity, with tho wheat eakes, hot, and toasted on both freaking of wheels and the neighing we Wdyc puts. TOy 1 Men, like llob and mo was fond of. How long will it bo first." "I don't know nut very long." Tho nan's eye wero flxod upon tho north am horizon. In the. bluo vault of tho fceaven there appeared thrco little pecks which increased in size every roment, bo rapidly did they approach. Phejr speedily resolved themselves into three largo brown birds, which circled ver tho heads of tho two wanderers, rat then settled upon somo rocks which overlooked them. Thoy wcro fcuazards, tho vultures of tho west, whose coming is tho forerunner of death. "Cooks and hcnsl" cried tho little ffirl, glcofully, pointing at their ill omened forms, and clapping her hands Id roako them rise. "Say, did God make this country?" "In courso He did," said her com panion, rather startled by this unex pected question. "He made tho country down in Illi nois, and He made tho Missouri," the mie gin continued. "I truess some- else made the country in these It's not nearly so well done. ey forgot the water and tho trets." "What would yo think of offering up prayer?" tho man asked, diffidently. "It ain't night yet," Bhe answered. "It dont matter. It ain't quite reg ftlar, but Ho won't mind that, you bet Yen aay over thcri ones that you used t say every night in tho wagon when w wm on tho plains." 'Why don't yim say Bomo youwelf ?" he ohild ankcA, with wondering eyes. 1 dlsrcmciubcr them," ho answered. "I hain't said nona since I was half the height o' that gun. I guess U'b never too lato. You say them out, and ,111 atand by and como in on the kOTuses." "Then you.11 need to kneel down, ad me, too," sho said, laying the hawl out for that purpose. "You've fot to put your hands up like this. It Makes you fool kind of good." It was a Btrango sight, had thcro Vsen anything but the buzzards to see Ik. Bide by side on the narrow shawl aelt the two wanderers, tho llttlo, fraKUng child nnd tho reckless, hard ened adventurer. Her chubby face nd his haggard, angular vlsago wero loth turned up to the cloudless aavrm in heartfelt entreaty to that iwad being with whom they wero faco to foe, while the two voices the one fnta and clear, the other deep and Tisrsh united in tho entreaty for mercy nd forgiveness. Tho prayer finished, they resumed their scat in tho shadow t tho bowlder until tho child fell 1mi, nestling upon the broad breast f her protector. Ho watched over her slumber for somo time, but nature proved to bo too Btrong for him. Tor three days and three nights ho had allowed himself neither rest nor re poae. JSlowly tho eyelids drooped over thetlrcd eyes, and tho head sunk fcjweT npon tho breast, until tho man's ftfarted beard was mixed with tho pittm trasses of his companion, aud Doth slept tho b&mo deep and dream lew slnrabcr. Had the wanderer remained awake fcranothcr half-hour u straugo sight imbv i vyes. iMir uway would have m THE CHILD WILT, ABf.r.Kl XKRTI.INO ON TW BBOAD ritKAHT OF UKK 1'IIOTKCIOII. on the extrcmo verge of tho alkali plain there roso up a llttlo spray of nt, very hlhjht at first, and hurdly to distinguished from tho mists of tho distance, but gradually growing Uffiier and broader until it formed u solid, well-defined cloud. This cloud ontluued to Increase in slzo until it baoanu evident thut It could only ho rpfead by a grout inultltudo of moving ereatnrus. In moro fertile spots tho scrtcfwdUhJ have Cornu tt) thu cuu- horses. Loud ns it was, it was not suf flcicnt to rouse the two tired wayfarers abovo them. At the head of the column there rode a scoro or moro of grave, iron-faced men, clad in somber, homespun gar ments and armed with rifles. On reach tho baso of tho bluff they lialtcd and held a short council among themselves. "The wells aro to the right, my brothers," said a one, a hard-lipped, clean-shaven man with grizzly hair. "To the right of tho Sierra Ulonco so we shall reach tho Rio Grande," said another. "Fear not for water," cried a third. "Ho who could draw it from tho rocks will not now abandon Ills own chosen people." "Amont Amen!" responded tho whole party.- They were about to rcsumo their journey when ono of the youngest and keenest-eyed uttered an exclamation and pointed up at the rugged crag abovo them. From its summit there fluttered a little wisp of pink, showing up hard and bright against the gray rocks behind. At the sight there was a general reining up of horses snd'un sllnging of guns, while fresh horsemen came galloping up to roinforco tho vanguard, lho word "redskins" was on every lip. "Thcro can't be any number of In juns here," said the elderly man who appeared to ho In command. "Wo have passed tho l'awnecs, and there aro no other tribes until wo cross the great mountains." "Shall I go forward and see, Brother Stangerson?" asked ono of tho bond. "And I," "And I," cried a dozen voices. "Lcavo your horses below and wo will wait you hero," the elder answered. In a moment tho youcg fellows had dismounted, fastened their horses, and wore ascending the precipitous slope which led up to tho object which had excited their curiosity. Tlioy advanced rapidly and noiselessly, with the con fidence and dexterity of practised scouts. Tho watahors from tho plain below could see them lilt from rock to rock until their figures stood out against the sky-lino. The young man who had first glviii tho alarm was lead ing them. Suddenly his followers saw him throw up his hands, as though overcomo with astonishment, and on joining hlra they were affected In the same way by the sight which mot their eyes. On tho little plataau which crowned the barren hill thcro stood a single giant bowldcr.and against this bowlder thcro lay a tall man, long-bearded and hard-featured, but of an excessive thin ness. His placid faco and regular breathing showed that he was faist asleep, lleslde him lay n Utile child, with her round white arms encircling his brown, sinewy neck, and her golden-haired head resting upon the breast of his velveteen tunic. Her roy lips wero parted, showing the regular lino of snow-whtto toath within, and a playful smile playrd over her infantllo features. Her plump llttlo white legs, terminating In whito socks, and neat shoes with shining buckles, offered a strango contrast to the long, shriveled members of her companion. On tho ledgo of rock abovo this strange couple thero stood thrco solemn buz- yards, wan, at tho slht of tho new comers, uttered raucous screams of dis appointment and flapped bullenly away. Tho erica of tho foul birds awokothe two sleepers, who (.tared about them In bewilderment Tho man staggered to his feet and looked down upou tho plain which had bean so desolato wlion sleep had overtaken him, and which was now traversed by this enormous body of men and of beasts. Ills faco assumed an expression of Inerodulity as he gazed, and ho passed his bony hand over his cys. "This Is what they call delirium, I giios," ho muttered. Tho child stood beside him, holding on to tho skirt of his coat, hiul said noth ing, but looked nil round her with tlm wondering, questioning gazo of child hood. Tho rescuing party wero speedily nblo to convince tho two oastawoys that their uppenrnnoo was no delusion. One of them seized tho llttlo girl and hoisted her upon his shoulder,, while two other supported hpr uaunt com panion auU aiiilslcll f!Tul'lfttrlfflle tvuftfuj. - -- -. - ,. My name is John Ferrler," the wan derer exclalini.il; "mo nnd the little un are nil thntVleft o' twenty-one people. The rest is all dead o' thirst ami hun ger away down in tho south." "Is sho your child?" asked Bomo one. "I guess she Is now," the other cried, defiantly; "she's mino 'causo I saved her. No ono will take her nwoy from me. She's Lucy Ferrler from this day on. Who are you, though?" ho con tinued, glnncing with curiosity at his stalwart, sunburned rescuers. "There seems to be a powerful lot of yo." "Nigh upon ten thousand," said one of tho young men. "Wo aro tho per secuted children of God tho chosen of the angel Mcrona." "I never heard tell on him," said the wanderer. "He appears to have chosen a fair crowd of yo." "Do not jest at that which is sacred," said tho other, sternly. "We aro of thoso who believe in those sacred writ ings, drawn in Egyptian letters on plates of beaten gold, which wcro handed unto tho holy Joseph Smith at Palmyra. Wo have como from Nau voo, in the stato of Illinois, where wo had founded our temple. Wo have come to seek a refuge from tho violent man nnd from the godless, even though it bo tho heart of the desert." Tho namo of Nauvoo evidently re called recollections to John Ferrler. "I sec," ho said; "you aro tho Mor mons." "We ore tho Mormons," answered his companions with ono voice. "And where uro you going?" "Wo do not know. Tho hand of God Is leading us under the person of our prophet. You must como beforo him. Ho shall say what is to bo done with you." They had reached tho baso of tho hill by this time, and wcro surrounded by crowds of tho pilgrims pale-faced, meek-looking women, strong, laughing children, and anxious, earnest-eyed men. Many wcro tho cries of aston ishment and of commiseration which nroso from them when they perceived the youth of ono of tho strangers and tho destitution of the other. Their escort did not halt, however, but pushed on, followed by a great crowd of Mormons, until they reached a wag on which was conspicuous for 'Its great size, and for tho gaudlncss and smart ness of its appenrancc. Six horses wcro yoked to it, whereas the others were furnished with two, or, at most, four apiece, llcsldo tho driver thcro sat a man who could not havo been more than thirty years of age, but whoso massive head and rcsoluto expression marked him as a leader. He was lead ing a brown-backed volume, but an tho crowd approached ho lalditasido and listened attentively to an account of tho episode. Then ho turned to the two castaways. "If we tako you with us," ho said, in solemn words, "it can only bo as be lievers in our own creed. Wo shall havo no wolves in our fold. Better far New York bf HE TURNED TO 1UC TWO CASTAWAYS. that your bones should bleach in thin wilderness than that you should prove to hi that little speck of decay which in time corrupts tho whole fruit Will you come with us on these terms?" "Guess I'll como with you on any A t . . " verms, saui i-erner, witn such em phasts that the grave elders could not . Bt,nto restrain a smile. The leader alono re tained his stern, impressive expression. "Tako him, Brother Stangerson," he said, "give him food and drink, and the child likewise. Let it bo your task al so to teach him our holy creed. We havo delayed long enough. Forward! On, on to Zionl" "On, on to Zloni" cried the crowd of Mormons, and the words rippled down the long caravan, passing from mouth to mouth until they died away in a dull murmur In tho far distance. With a cracking of whips and a creaking of wheels tho great wagon got into mo tion, and soon the whole caravan was winding along once more. The older to whoso care the two waifs had been committed led them to his wagon, where a meal was already awaiting them. "You shall remain here," he said. "In a few days you will have recov ered from your fatigues. In tho mean time, remember that now and forever you aro of our religion. Brigham Young has said it, and he has spoken with the voice of Joseph Smith, which is the voice of God." THF (virgin acres were to "be theirs lorever- tnorc. Young speedily proved himself to bo . n skillful administrator as well as a rcsoluto chief. Maps were drawn and charts prepared, in which tho future bity wan sketched out All around farms were apportioned and allotted In proportion to the standing of each in dividual. The tradesman was put to his trado and tho artisan to his calling. In tho town streets nnd snuares snram? up as If by magic. In tho country there j It is applied right to the parts. was draining and hedging, planting and clearing, until the next summer Bav tho whole country golden with the wheat crop. Everything pros pered " in tho strange settlement, i Above all, the great temple which they I hau erected in tho center ox the city grew ever taller and taller. From the first blush of dawn until the closing of tho twilight, the .clatter of the hammer and the rasp of the saw were never absent from tho monument which tho immigrants erected to Him who had led them safe through many dangers. Tho two castaways, John Ferrler and the little girl who had shared his for tunes and had been adopted as Ills daughter, accompanied tho Mormons to the end of their pilgrimage. Little Lucy Ferrler was borne along pleas antly enough In Elder Stangerson wagon, a retreat which sho shared with the Mormon's three wives and with his son, a headstrong, forward boy of twelve. Having rallied, with tho elasticity of childhood, from tho shock caused by her mother's death. she soon became a pet with tho women, and reconciled herself to this new life in her moving canvas-covered homo. In tho meantime, Ferrler, having re i covered from his privations, distin ' gulshcd himself as a useful guldo and an Indefatigable hunter. So rapldlv did ho gain tho esteem of his new companions that when they reached tho end of their wandorlngn It was unanimously agreed that he should bo provided with as largo and as fertile a tract of land as any of tho settlers, with tho exception of Young himself, and of Stangerson, Kimball, Johnston nnd Drebbcr, who wcro the four princi pal elders. On tho farm thus acquired John Fer rler built himself a substantial log house, which received bo many addi tions in succeeding years that it grew into a roomy villa. He was a man of a practical turn of mind, keen in his dealings and skillful with his hands. His iron constitution enabled him to work morning and evening at Improv ing and tilling his lands. Hence it cume about that his farm and all that belonged to him prospered exceeding ly. In thrco years ho was better off than his neighbors, in six he was well to do, in nine he was rich, and in twelve there were not half a dozen men in tho wholo of Salt Lake City who could comparo with him. From the great inland sea to the distant Wah satch mountains there was no name better known than that of John Fer rler. Thcro was one way, and only one, in which he offended the susceptibilities of his coreligionists. No argument or persuasion could ever induce him to set up a frinalo establishment after the manner oXis companions. He never gave reasons for this persistent refusal, but contented himself by reso lutely adhering to his determination. Thero wero somo who accused him of lukewarmness in his adopted religion, and others who put it down to greed of wealth and reluctance to incur ex pense. Others, again, spoke of some early love affair, and of a fair-haired girl who had pined away on the shores of the Atlantic Whatever tho reason, Ferrler remained strictly celibate. In every other respect he conformed to the religion of tho young settlement, and gained the name of being an or thqdox and ntralght-walklnjr man. (To b contiaued.) A, It, Amboy. Red Cloud and Riverton. make as goed flour as ia made in the Why buv forakra mods Hour When YOU Cfen cat lust as orood a mnkn at i home, and thereby make a batter market for the farmera wheat. You will find all urand made at the above mills at Mc Nitt's Produce exchange. 19 At SAF1 AND HARMLESS At .l I lb OUPAsl All HffMflBAal f bmmm Am lady can use it herself". Sold by ALL DRUCrQISTS. Mailed -to any address on rooolpt of $1. w uy Dr. J. A. MoQUl & Co., 3 and 4 Panorama Plaoe, Ohioago, UL 1- xule by V JL uttuty. Weekly Tribune -AND- CHIEF ONE YEAR Address THE CHJEF, Re1 Cloud, Neb. Jno. B. 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Tho savage man, and tho savago boast, hunger, thirst, futlguo nnd disease every impediment whluli naturo could placo iu tho way, had nil boon over 'omo with Anglo-Saxon tenacity. Yot tho long journey and tho accumulated terrors; had chakun the hearts of tho htoutest among them. There was not ono who did not Male upon his knees in heartfelt prayer when they saw tho broad valloy of Utah bathed In tho sunlight beneath them, nnd learned from tho lips of their leader that this was tho promlsoji land, nnd that these vaBBBv I 'BBBaV Yoiiaaandarid dl aged nea. ntmirktbla ro talti luro follow ed our treatment, Wnr arof Ttrled and iucccm ui vBBcricnsa inineuiuor turv uro metnodt tint weuloneowninil haw .. Ui.ii.7 bo restored, our on uliiln inalMat control for audit prdenufaicnwlia hye wetle. undf veloncd or dli. eied organ, or woo ro auOerlsB roni error of outh and exceii ffkhn mrmnrvnnm uu iaatoen(, tli acorn of their fellowi nd tho contempt of their uruua panloni, ii ft E. 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