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u ieit alone, even surrourmeu as tiiey
were, some of the garrison might sleep.
To prevent this and to harass and annoy
anil torture body and mind a score of
redskins secured positions where they
were safe from bullets und began a
teady fire upon the fort. They did not
expect their bullets to wound ovkillbut
the fire was to harass and annoy.
The captain of the wagou train un-
flerstood this, and he advised each de
fender to Rhelter himself as safely as
possible and return no answering shot
unless further danger menaced.
Thus midnight came and went.
The horses began to betray their suf
ferings for water, but their discipline
was wonderful. They realized the sit
uation as fully M the men, and a low,
kind word or a caress quieted each one
for the time being. Not one of the an
imals had had a drop for twenty-four
hours when the train was halted, and
every hour after that meant suffering.
About midnight the light breeze died
entirely away and a heavy dew began
to fall. The men licked the rocks for
the moisture and felt relieved. The
horses licked at the earth the wagon
covers the stones about them and
cooled their parched tongues and de
layed the end.
Between midnight and daylight the
Indian attacks, if be plans a night at
tack at all. There was a rush for the
gold in the Black Hills. Every hour the
train held out increased the chances of
rescue by another train coming into the
region. Every heir that the Indians
dallied there let in a party from some
They must strike quickly ortho game
might slip through their hands.
At about half past one o'clock in the
morning the ground for half a mile
around the fort would have presented a
queer sight had a Hood of light been
suddenly turned on. It was covered
with creeping, crawling savages, each
one armed with knife and tomahawk.
They closed in from all sides, their
movements directed by what seemed to
be the barking of a wolf.
The fusillade had slackened a little,
but had not by any means been aban
doned while carrying out the other
plan. The Indians figured that the gold
hunters would be scattered to watch the
entire circle of breastworks, and that a
rush from all sides at once must carry
them over at Borne point.
The human serpents were creeping up
for the dash. When the signal came
every warrior would leap to his feet,
sound his warwhoop and dash for the
breastworks. Then for victory.
Now and then a suspicious sound
came to the ears of the anxious listeners,
and ere long the captain was satisfied as
to what move was intended. If he
could not concentrate his force a rush
would end in a butchery. There were
fifteen saddle horses tied among the
wagons. Under his orders each one of
them was loosened and led clear of the
vehicles toward the low wall in which
the Indians had charged before. Tbe
animals stood iu a bunch, heads up and
ears working. They knew that danger
menaced, and each was ready to spring
at the first alarm.
The men were bow concentrated to
defend three sides of the irregular circle.
Each one had his Winchester and at
least one revolver, and they were nerved
up for desperate fighting. For half an
hour before the attack was made Bess
had been croacbing behind the rocks by
her father's side. Every man who could
reach her with his whispers had advised
her to retire to the wagon and put her
self out of danger, but to each one she
"Your death means my death. Your
safety means my safety. 1 must stay
here and do what I can."
The redskins were within pistol shot
when the signal was at last given. In
an instant two hundred or more sprang
to their feet with a savage yell and
dashed forward, and ten seconds later
there was a blaze of fire along the breast
works. Full thirty Indians rushed at
the unprotected siile, and as they neared
it without receiving the expected volley,
and as some of then grasped the roeks
to swing themselv-) over, their elation
could no longer be restrained. Shouts
of victory rent the night air, but only
to die away in wild yells of terror.
The bunch of horses had bolted from
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tlie row behind them, just as the captain
had planned for, and spreading out like
a fan they thundered straight at the low
wall with the momentum of a tidal
wave. The Indians could not tell
whether the horses were mounted or
riderless. Down thundered the living
wave upon them, to trample them under
foot and crush the life ont of some, and
a panic instantly resulted.
The attack elsewhere had been fierce
and determined. At one or two points
warriors had succeeded iu scaling the
defenses, though only to receive death
inside, while others had been shot down
at the very muzzle of the rifles. It was
a critical moment when the stampede
of horses caused a panic and turned the
tide of battle. The cries of alarm were
heard above the din and the effect waa
immediate. The entire attacking party
began to draw off.
The band of horseB were desperate
with hunger, thirst and excitement, aud
after clearing the wall they wheeled to
the left and charged right down through
the line of Indians, scattering it in the
wildest confusion. Bearing still to the
left the wave thundered over another
portion of the line and then broke
sharply away for the forks of the Big
Cheyenne, as if the night air had at last
borne them tho scent of water.
Ten minutes from the sounding of the
signal the fight was over. The Indian
must win at a dash or his enthusiasm
gives out. A dozen or more had been
killed and wounded, and the singular
action of tho horses produced a veritable
panic for a few minutes.
"That will be the last timo they will
charge ns," said the captain as the red
skins fell back. "From this out it will
be a siege."
Three of the whites had been wound
ed, though not seriously in either case.
And as soon as their hurts had been at
tended to all the men, except five to act
as sentinels, were permitted to fling
themselves down and catch such sleep
as they could. The Indians were al
lowed to remove their dead without in
terruption, but wheu daylight came th
blood stains on the sterile soil told of
their loss as plainly as if the bodies had
been allowed to rest where they fell.
When the sun came up the thirst,
which had been alleviated by the dew,
returned with greater severity, and now
all were actually suffering for water.
The team horses were becoming violent,
but there was no relief.
"We must hold on somehow nntil an
other morning," said the cuptain as the
men gathered around him. "By that
time Joe will be hero with the party ho
set out to find, or we will be sure that
we have nothing to hope for. Then
we'll cool our tongues with the blood of
the horses. Where's the galV"
"Asleep," replied Harkins, "and never
a complaint of thirst, though I know
she's suffering as much as the rest of
"I was right beside her when the
charge was made," said another of the
men, "und know she fired six bullets
into the screeching mob swarming down
upon ns. The gal's clear grit, and if I
had ten drops of water she should have
nine of 'em."
The Indians had not opened fire, much
to the surprise of the trainmen, nor yet
was a single one seen in any direction.
When two hours of daylight had passed
without a change in this state of affairs,
the men began to wonder if the last
bloody repulse had not disheartened the
redskins and resulted in their with
drawal. "Wait!" was tho grim reply of the
captain as his opinion was asked.
Nine o'clock came, and nothing was
yet in view.
"I tell you," said one of the trainmen,
as all gathered to diBcuss the question,
"we've given 'em all they want, and a
little more, and they have thrown up the
fight. I'll bet my horse there isn't a liv
ing red within ten miles of us."
"Just what I say I" added a second.
"No Indians ever made could stand such
a drubbing and toe the scratch again."
"Then let's be off for the forksl" ex
claimed four or five in chorus.
"Stop!" commanded the captain, who
bad stoud one side leaning on his rifle
and seemingly bent on a study of tbe
"To save all our lives!" was the quiet
answer. "The redskins have simply
withdrawn behind the ridges to bait us
out. It is simply one of thoir cunning
"Nothing goes to show it," growled
one of the men.
"Something would go to show it the
moment the wagons moved out. Does
it stand to sense that a force still ton to
one are going to draw off unless threat
ened? They want plunder and they
want revenge. They attempted to rush
ns and got worsted, but they know our
fix. They know we haven't a drop of
water and they know we must shoot
ourselves or surrender within a couple
of days. If we move out we shall be
butchered before we have gone a mile."
"I don't believo in your theories," was
the blunt reply of the man. "I believe
they have gone off. I'm so sure of it
that I'm willing to scout all over the
"You'll go to your death."
"Pooh! I'll come back to prove that
yon don't know redikiu natur as well as
yon think for."
"I warn you not to go," said the cap
tain, as the man began saddling one of
the team hordes.
"I'll bring back the scalp locks of the
hull caboodle!" lauifhed the man. and
two minutes later lie leaped ms norse
over the barricade, swung his hat to
those left behind him and cantered off
to the north. He could be seen for half
a mile. He halted at the crest of a swell
and turned to the left, and as he gal
loped forward he was soon hidden from
view by a ridge as high as the plateau
and three-onartura of a mile awaV.
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THEIR EVIMNG AT THE EITUSffldN
It Portland Dnder Th Anplc of The T. P.
A., Oct. 8th Mr. T. Murruj Speucer'a
Krnm the Evening Telegram.
Saturday ninlit tbe immense crowd
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Saturday evening tbe commercial trav
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MR. 8S 0. IBWTN'i 8PJM0H.
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Travelers' Protective Association of
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"Ladies aud gentlemen: As president
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Until tbe summer of 1890, wben the La
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discouragement and small growth. There
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Mr. George 8. MoGrew as president. His
record proves him to be one of the abh st
men in tbe United States, and we nre
proud of our executive head. He put
tbe wheels iu motion, und the people
generally are becoming more appreciative
of the value ot tbe work the man on the
road has in hand. To the end that tbe
objects of nnr association may become
better known, 1 feel it iny duty to state
To disseminate correct business prin
ciples; to bring about n better acquaint
nuoe between persons enunged as com
mercial travi lers, buyers and salesmen;
and to abolish all state, county and loonl
licenses exacted from commeroial travel-
era. We believe snob taxes are unoon
stitntional, as they prevent and binder
Oommerce among tbe states, and that
they are against publio policy, as they
tend to restrain competition, making tbe
dealers and consumers pay higher prices
for their goods,
We as a professional unit are working
for tbe reduction of passenger anil bag
gage rates over nil lines of transpira
tion. Our claim for recognition is based
The only Pure Cream of Tartar Powder. No Ammonia; No Alum.
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
on tbe fact that we are freight agents for
every line over wbioh goods we sell are
shipped ; and for the further reason that
we are wholesale travelers, not using the
railway for incidental convenience, but
are engaged in promntiug honorable
That tbe commeroial traveler may in a
measure enjoy the fruits of his labors
and make some provisions for the assist
ance of bis family in the natural event
of death, one of tbe noblest objeots of
tbe T. P. A. is attained. We care for the
injured, nurse the ill, bury the dead, and
are providing a boms for the siok, dis
abled and aged.
Another object for whioh we have
banded is served by seouriug an active
participation in public matters nation
al, state and local by onr members in
order to maintain our interests, and ac
quire such otber advantages as will pro
mote a vigorous oommerce.
These ebjeots explain and commend
themselves to the business oommunitv.
Our cause is that of the merchants gen
erally; in other words, our interests are
mention, and we ask their assistance in
wbat we have undertaken.
For causes sufficient, the Oregon and
Washington division was oreated in De
cember last, and its phenomenal growth
ib or mucb satisfaction to its promoters.
We have received favorable oonsidera
tions.as a profession, irom all parties at in
terest, but we must frankly admit that we
bave not bad that stimulating friendliness
from the city press that our profession
receives from the metropolitan newspa
pers from New York city to Salt Lake
inclusive. The life we live permits us to
harbor no discouragements, and we con
fidently believe that the powerful press
of the city of Portland must yet reoog-
nize tne merits oi ttie situation, and shall
then enthusiastically assist ns.
Being the largest faotor in the prosper
ity ot the hotel, we ask the best service
for our money, with plenty of whole
some food, that we may think brighter
(noughts and more ot tnem.
lbrongh the national convention held
last June, iu which Portland received
honorable recognition, we have faith
that the celebrated interstate oommerce
law will be amended, and then we shall
receive equity from tbe corporations
wtin n carry our goods and deliver us at
the doors nf our customers, then we
shall receive an iuterobangeable ticket
reading "over all the lines " running into
this city. We expeot to secure for our
members a week-end ticket so that they
may at no extra expense spend tbe Sab
bath at home and enjoy the healthful in
dnences ot a domestic lite.
Tbe delegation to tbe natiooal conven
tion luet June did thecity-aud the North
west ueuerally more good in showing to
tbe Eastern people the grandeur, re
sources and development of our beauti
ful country tUan any other similar eff.irt
ever before or Binoe made. When the
representative body from here attend the
national convention of '93, we feel mor
ally certain that they will bring that
br ainy and energetic assembly of men to
this city in 1M1M.
The commercial traveler is entitled to
tits full share of credit in the wonderful
achievements which made railroads, tel
egraphs, palatial hotels and magnifioent
cities possible. He is the forerunner of
prosperity, aud through bis efforts thous
ands of artisans, mechanics, builders
nd others are bnsied iu the produoton
of goods for distribution tbroughouc the
laud, and he spreads a stream of wealth
over a nation.
Ladles and gentlemen, I tbnnk yon for
vour kind indulgence and assure yon
that, whatever your interest may be in
shop, factory, store or city, the commer
oial traveler is your active friend.
I'RKHBNTATION OF THE BUTTON.
Tlie president of the T. P. A., of Ht. r,nnl nf
which the oreuuii anil Wimtilniitoii division u
a part, ollereil a pri.e, til the Hhiipe of a hanii
miine kiiWI button, to the coiiimerettil traveler of
tne 27 omiinizutiunii in me united Htates, who
would brlnor hi the inimt members to the iwiin.
elation within a Ktven time.
Mr. '1 nonius Murray hpenoer, nf Fleekoimtein
Jt Mayer, Portland. Oreiron, IiiivIiik hroutrht In
z new rnombem, whs awarded the prize. It
was viremnited to htm by Hen C. Irwin, president
of the mKon and WimhliiKUin division of the
HHHoi'liitlon, with a few appropriate remarks. Iu
receiving mo am, rir. hpoueer said :
'l-iidli and irontleiiiini, Mr. PresltiiMit anil
Mv HrolherH of the T. P. A.: As I east mv pv,
over this vast audlenee of lair women and bravu
men I see tne Kiuter oi many a nun ana saered
emblem, but for none of these would 1 exchange
this modest button of the 'I. P. A. Called as I
am from your raliWs tonight, after 'if, years' hard
servli-e to receive It, It represents to ine what
would be to the Soulier theerossot the legion.
"As we deal only with the yreat battte ot llfo
whose warfare is waio-d In the world of com
merce, we can exiieet no trumpet tones to cele
brate our peaceful triumphs.
"This emblem represents a Kreat victory tha
one over self and refutes tlie charge that while
we were ever luynl to our employers' Interests,
ud could lay claim to most every talent, we
were ibckiiik in ine granaest oi tnem an char
Itv. Not charity iu the stranger without uur
antes, for there our hand was always heaviest,
out io muse w n ii in, mono we luvo nest, IO wnoin
we owe the most, namely, our kindred, to the
wives and mothers, who Kuan! our hearthstone
In our absence, aud keep our uauies Kreeu III
tbe meiiory of our otlspriiiK.
"(hi you, my brothers, who are hero tonight,
ttie little advance KUard ol that ureut arniy of
travelers you have left behind, nosuch ealuuinv
'uiok up at the faces of your sweethearts and
wives, whose bosoms are swelling with grati
tude and ptlde, who have come here tonight to
do you honor, and beneath whose smiles you
cannot have sat unconscious, aud tell me, If you
can, that yon are not amply piild for any self
denial you have made to protect their future
aud yourown by joining this great benevolent
"Charity, gentlemen, begins at home, and I
sincerely trust that when the wives of those
commercial travelers who stand outside our
charmed circle tolilfht, who are with us. but
not of us, shall again lead their little ones to look
on papa's picture, who is far iiway.tliHy will not
fall to sec photographed on his manly bosom in
the future this button of the T. P. A.
"V hen the Htiyrlitx sounds at Koine, the hand
of tlie assassin lulls to strike, and with bowed
head he repeats the prayer learned beside, its
mother's knee. Let this button be your a'm lu;
let it In your hour of temptation strike the key
note of conecleiice In your hearts ami bring you
memories of home, so dear and sacred that von
can do no wrong.
"And when you leave this hall tonight to an
swer duty's cull, believe mo that tho grasp of
your iiruiueis mn ue si riiuger, ine K I AS OI your
wife the sweeter, for possessing this talisman.
And now, good night. I thank you a thousand
times for this honor conferred and this privi
lege of addressing you. I't your motto be in
dustry, it will win nguinst the brilliant but
ofttimes indolent, The meteor but llashea
through thy sky; remember Uie star shines ev