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*ALL AMONG THE BARLEY.”
It seems so short a time
Since dull Oeeemlier'B sun
Sex o'er these hedges wet with rime.
And furrows purple dun.
Since empty fields were dark and drear
Beneath ye waning of ye year
Green corn, how fast you grew!
Spring sun, how bright you shone!
Deep wondering heart, how soon you knew
What secret was your own!
Soft winds, how sweet your serenades
Bang through ye ripening barley blades!
Oh, what a golden glow
Fills all these fields to-night!
The while with eager steps I go
In yellow western light.
Hero where ye barley lies in swath,
On either side ye stubble path.
Along the seaward slope
I take the olden way;
A little tender new born hope
Sprang in my heart today.
Who knows? To-morrow I may bring
New carols to my harvesting!
-M. a GiUington.
TWO SCOUTS REVENGED.
From Fort Abraham Lincoln to Fort Bully,
both on the upper Missouri river, is a bee
line of IGO miles, but the distance as a rider
has to make it is fully 200. It is on record
that the first dispatch passing between those
posts was carried in my pocket, and
that at a time when hostile Indians al
most besieged both forts. It was on this
ride, and about forty miles above Sully, that
a strange incident occurred. From Fort
Union to Yankton, a distance of 600 miles,
the Missouri runs along a chain of moun
tains chi the east, while on the west side there
is scarcely a hill to be found. While the
route down the east bank is naturally more
difficult, it is also more sheltered, and that
was the route I took on the occasion 1 refer
red to. While there were plenty of Indians
in the mountains and mountain valleys, there
were more of them on the plains, and my
journey was considered such a forlorn hope
that wagers were made at Fort Lincoln that
I would never be heard of again.
I had a mustang which had traveled over
more of the country than any man living,
and in all matters pertaining to frontier life
he was as well j>osted as four men out of five.
Armed with a Winchester and revolver, and
rather proud to have been the one selected
out of five scouts to make the trip, I left Fort
Lincoln just at dusk one evening in July and
proceeded five miles down the river before
crossing over. A reconnoissance in force a
day or two before had driven the
back, but I might count on finding them
within seven or eight miles. I had scarcely
forded the river, when a mule, which had
evidently been in hiding in a thicket near by.
came forward with a low whinny and ap
peared greatly pleased to see ua A brief in
B]>ection proved that ne belonged to a scout
named Abner Johnson, who had been dis
patched from Fort Lincoln to Fort Ransome,
150 miles to the east, ten or twelve days be
fore. The saddle was in place, blanket,
coffee pot and other articles secured as usual, 1
and the bridle was intact. I was satisfied
that Johnson had been shot from the saddle.
Nothing could have induced the mule to run
away from him while aliva The animal, as
I figured it, was making for the fort and was
about fording the stream when the noise of
our passage alarmed him and he hid himself
to see whether it was friend or enemy. 1
sought to drive him into the water and on his
way, but he was determined to accompany
me, and, after finding him obstinate, I dipped
the iron bit out of his mouth, that he might
gnatch at the grass, and rode off, with him e
Between the river and the foothills then
was a level varying In width from 50 to SLX
feet This was grown to grass. Along the
bank of the stream, with hardly a break foi
miles and miles, was a line of trees and
bushes. The foothills were covered with scrub
growth, and between them and the base of
the range there was fair traveling and good
cover. At every mile or two there were
breaks in the foothills by which one could
turn in from the leveL I did not intend tc
travel far that night, the main object being
to get beyond the hostile lines and take an
early start next morning. Up to the time of
crossing the river my mustang’s feet had been
muffled with oat sacks, so that be could leave
no trail There had been no rain for two or
three weeks, and no living Indian could have
traced me. Once across the stream I removed
the bags. I should leave a plain trail, but
mtlst thereafter trust to luck and my own
sagacity. It was a starlight light, and os 1
rode forward I routed up a deer or other
wild game every fifty rods. This satisfied
me that no Indians were near, and I contin
ued my ride until midnight By this time 1
was at least twenty miles below the fort and
I went into camp to wait for daylight. Go
ing into camp consisted of unsaddling the two
animals, rolling myself in a blanket and
plumping down at the roots of a cottonwood.
I was asleep in five minutes, and when 1
opened my eyes it was daylight
The animals were close at hand, and each
had his nose in the air and was scenting like a
dog. I was hardly on ray feet before I smelled
tire. There was a light breeze blowing up the
valley, and the camp fire was below me, or in
the direction 1 proposed to go. 1 moved into
the belt of timber and began to crawl forward
for an observation, and after going about a
quarter of a mile I saw the smoke. I waited
five minutes before advancing nearer, but
seeing no movement I crept forward. I saw
the body of a white man lying on the ground
under the trees. 1 knew it was by the dress,
and now, thinking I had come upon a gov
ernment scout or some white hunter, I rose
up and advanced into the camp. No man
ever made a more appalling discovery. It
was the body of Abner Johnson, dead and
horribly mutilated, and between him and the
river, a distance of twenty feet, lay the dead
bodies of nine Indian warriors. While a
glance sufficed to prove that they were dead,
it took me some time to satisfy myself as to
the cause. I finally found a stone bottle,
holding about two quarts, which I remem
bered to have seen in Johnson’s possession.
It had contained whisky, but was now empty.
The posture of the bodies was proof that
every warrior had died of jxflson, but I did
not know until a month that Johnson fixed
up the dose before leaving Fort Ransome on
his return. He seemed to have a presentiment
that he would be captured, and he bought
two quarts of whisky and dosed it with
strychnine, knowing that it would surely re
Johnson had evidently been driven out of
his direct course. As I saw by scouting over
the ground he was well in the lead of his nine
pursuers when a chance shot from a rifle
struck him in the right hip and tumbled him
from his saddle. His mule had gone on and
the Indians had gone into camp to torture
the wounded man. They had cut off his left
ear, gashed his cheeks, severed three or four
toes, and inflicted other cruelties when the
poison which they had imbilxxl in the whisky
began to work. There must have been a high
old time among them for half an hour, during
which interval the prisoner probably bled to
death. Johnson’s eyes were wide open, and
if the eyes of the dead can reflect anything
fate surely reflected exultation. The ponies
of the Indians were in a grassy dell a quarter
of a rule away, and each was hobbled It
seemed an awful wicked thing to do, but I
approached each one in turn and drove my
knife to his heart. Then I gathered up sad
dles and blankets and lariats and Hung them
into the river. 1 took the rides, tomahawks,
knives, wampum, and headdresses of the nine
warriors and made up a load for the mule,
and after covering Johnson’s body with
brush atid stones to keep it from vultures, I
went forward on my journey, which was
completed without a further incident worth
A couple of years later I was trongferred to
Fort Davis, in the Guadulupe mountains of
Texas, and in the Apache country A com
mission was sent to the east to locate a post
on the Rio Pecos river, and us the country
was full of hostiles the party was made pretty
strong. There were six scouts, thirty private
soldiers, three or four officers and same seven
or eight prospectors and huntersand trappers
who wanted to get right of that country
The distance from the fort to the river Is
about sixty miles, and all open country, and
we were accompanied by two wagons and an
ambulance. While we did not number over
fifty all told, each man was heavily armed
and well mounted, and 500 Indians would
have hesitated to attack us in the open. All
the scouts were paired off, and the name of
my partner was Calvin- He was a rough and
rugged man of 50, and most of his life had
been spent in the Indian country. Ho had
had a dozen of close calls, and the scars he
could show in proof counted up a dozen or
more. I did not know until we had started
on the march that he had prepared any trick
against the Indians, who would be sure to
menace us, but at our first camp be
’ me a canteen of whisky, which he said was
poisoned. He had about half a pound of
smoking tobacco in a bag, and ;>oison bad
been mixed with this. While the rest of us
hated Indians as bad as Calvin did, no one
else had prepared any such weapons. Indeed
it was not looked upon as exactly honorable
in a white man.
We reached the Rio Pecos, opposite Cor
poral’s Peak of the Castile mountains without
being annoyed by the Apaches, although we
saw numbers of their scoutsand had no doubt
that a considerable force was hanging on our
flanks. We made our camp in a defensive
spot, and, after a rest, small parties scouted
up and down the river to examine the lay of
the country. On the third day Calvin and
myself, accompanied by a corporal and two
private soldiers, rode up the Pecos about ten
miles, crossed over and started to come down
on the other side. The ground was more
broken on the north side, and we had hardly
turned to go down stream when we found the
redskins more numerous and far bolder. The
soldiers had seven-shooter carbines and Cal
vin and 1 had Winchesters, and* wo felt no
alarm even when we knew the Indians tc
number fully one hundred. An ambush was
the only thing to be dreaded, and we got into
one in spite of our vigilanca Two miles lie
low where we crossed the river the ground
came very rough and was cut up into gullies.
This extended from the river back as far as
we could see, and we could not flank it. We
could have crossed the river here, but our or
ders were to come down on the north bank.
Every man knew that if the Indians meant tc
( attack they would do it here, and the first
notice would lie a volley from one of the blind
In this emergency we strung out in single
file, the corporal leading, Calvin next, 1
third, and the two privates making fourth
and fifth. We had not advanced forty rods
into the “bad ground," and had not caught
sight of so much as an Indian’s feather, when
we received a volley from twenty-five In
dians in a gulch. They were only 200 feet
away, and one would have thought every
man of us would have been riddled. On the
contrary, however, the last three of us were
untouched, and not one of our horses was
hit The corporal and Calvin were both
wounded and their horses killed. Simul
taneously with the volley a hundred or more
Indians exhibited themselves in front and on
our left, shouting and firing. In such an
emergency every man acts for himself. The
three of us wheeled and retreated os fast as
our frightened horses could run, all the time
under fire. But as soon as we bad cleared
the “bad ground” we took shelter in a small
grove on the edge of the stream and prepared
for defense. We were charged by sixty or
seventy warriors on foot, who perhaps im
agined us badly frightened, but we pegged
away at them so steadily that they broke
and took to cover, leaving six dead men in
This was at 10 o’clock in the morning, and
we did not get another glimpse of an Indian
until 4 in the afternoon, when I climbed one
of the trees and saw a body of them making
off to the mountain. I then made a scout of
the neighborhood, and soon ascertained what
had occurred. Both Calvin and the corporal
had been put to the torture, but they had
been amply revenged. The six we had killed
lay where they fell, as our fire commanded
the spot. We found, in a sort of pocket,
covered with bushes and limbs, eleven other
dead, every one of whom had died of poison.
One was Chief White Bird, a noted warrior,
and the others were veteran warriors of his
band. The bottle was empty, and the tobac
co bag had been turned wrong side out.
Three or four years afterward I met an
Apache who was present on that occasion,
and he said that White Bird and his chosen
few drank the whisky and then smoked their
pijx;s while the others were making the pris
oners ready for torture. The corporal died
before they could make ready, and when the
warriors began to die of the poison Calvin
was soon dispatched by a blow of a toma
hawk. The bodies were badly mutilated,
but it was mostly after death. The band
lost seventeen to our two, and was so dis
heartened that it retreated and went into
mourning for weeks.—New York Sun.
Be Was an Odd Genius, k
Professor F. V. Hayden was the founder
of the system which developed into the geo
logical survey of the United States. Ho was
a man of great genius and a renowned
scholar, but erratic and peculiar.
It was not uncommon for strangers to
follow him for several blocks, their atten
tion arrested by his bowed figure as he almost
ran for a few steps—then suddenly stopped,
with his gray, sharp eyes fixed on the pave
ment—then ran again as if a sudden thought
had struck him; then they would inquire.
“Who can that poor insane man be?"
While Professor Hayden was exploring the
land of the Bioux Indians some years ago he
once, in his enthusiastic i»asrion for geological
research, wandered away from his party; he
had loaded himself down with large speci
mens of mineral, and while tramping slowly
along in his absent minded way the Indians
captured him. They whooped and yelled at
their prize at first, but upon seeing all the
“rocks and worthless stones” which the poor
man was staggering under, and his composed,
abstracted manner, they decided that he was
“afflicted with a foolish mind.” They took
him without protest on bis part, which only
confirmed their fears; and after a few hours’
captivity the old scientist with “his rocks”
was led to the nearest j>oint of civilization
and “turned loose" lest the Great Spirit should
punish them for any “harm done the foolish
or simple minded."
He w as daring, fearless and reckless in dan
ger; a most distinguished scientific man, and
much beloved by the young men of his sur
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The new State of Washington holds its
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The excessive rains in Mexico, have
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Two new Professors were chosen yester
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world applied tor the chairs. A Charles
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A strike ordered by the brick layers
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The force of 1000 workmen who have
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A fire consuming nearly $400,000 worth
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The citizens of Pensacola, Fla., want
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They have sent secretary Blaine a petition
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John Fricse shot and fatally wounded
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