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master's otlit i'
with n gioii nt
01. i-i." He a ono of tho lil.iil.
' ttil Miikets jikI inns an enslne now
down cm the S.in.a l'e Hut at Ion,'
interv il. Dm k aois luuk to reviMl th
scenes .it hi? oirly triumphx 1'lie ml' i
ax ho Miiiomnlcd him were oitev .it
cU'.ntlj oiliis u ith Dui'k ar.il hl chum-,
though now tin .indent eninille evin
foipiticn. uinl I (ink, tho once foroeiotis
link, sit- occasionally mnoii tho now
men nnd ossip about early ela.v on
tho Wot Knd
I'o j ou loincnihor Sloloue, HoodV
Iniok, calllim to mo in tin
Ileinember him!" I echoed. "liil
an j body who ever know Slelone forirot
"I tliod for Sl lone twon
ty year- uto." roMiniPd Pink. "He
walked JiK liko tlut follow, omy ho
win quicker I roi kou you fellows
don't know what a suat, jou have lido
now." ho continued, addicting the
men around him. "Track font ed, ninety
omul tails, steel brldcos, stouo eul
verts slnu ballast, skj no
wondot you jet .hainos to haul sue!.
nob a Lilluokulani and Schley and
Dewoj and cut ninety miles an hour
on t mcouts
"When I was tlrins for Slelone the
roadbed vva just off the erniier, the
dun ps ' ore soft, pile biidces, jiaper
culert. tlfty si pound rails, i.ot a
fence west of Huftalo gap and the
plains black with Texas stools. We
never closed our cylinder cocks. The
hiss of the steam frightened the cattle
worse than the whistle, and we ne"r
knew when we wore irolm; to tlml a
bunch of cutters on the ttack.
"The llrst winter 1 came out was
Front for snow, and 1 was a tenderfoot
The cuts made good windbtoaks, and
v.hoiioot there was n neither the;.
wire chuck full of c.mlo. Ew-iy time
a tr..hi plow oil ihtoiiLTli the snow it
in ide a path on the track. Whenever
the steers wanted to move the,, would
take tho middle of the track single nu
and sinus out mile utter mile Talk
about fast si he.lulos and ninety milt s
an h u' You had to poke aloui; with
your o. linders spitting and just whistle
and jell -sort of blow them off into the
One day Slelone and I wore soin
wi st on ."', and we were late. IVr that
m.uti i. we weic always late. Simpson
i i i ' ;iiri us on !0. had eauslit n
1 ni ' of i lie in the rock cut Just
et i ili Snppie nnd killed it coupl"
A he i we sot there, there must have
llCf i ilinUHdiul head of steers iiiou
em I the dei'd ones
i - t.i b a cowboy, you kuow m
i - ml they weic holding a wake,
t j rate, thej weie Mill comim,'
ii'uii i iry d ruction and u; tar as von
"Oil III s(-o
' II -Id on. Slelone, nnd I'll ilinse
thet l f.tis I said
" J'l.its the stuff. Duck,' s:ivs he
tor th and mi v hat oti
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"Jit kijo nut tlurc uitli a khuvtl uuU
.tpt the uholc hunch oj inc."
do' llo looked kind of queer, but 1
never thought nuj thing. I picked up a
Jack bar ami started up the track.
"The tirst follow I tackled looked
lazy, but he started full quick when I
hlthlm. Then he turned nround to In
Bpect me, nnd I noticed his horns were
of tho broad gauge variety. While I
whacked another the first on rut his
head down nnd begnn to ." and
pnw tho ties. Then they all L.in to
bellow at once. It looked smoky. I
iropped the Jack bar and started foi
tie engine, and about fifty of them
Btarted for me.
"I never had an Idea steers could run
10. Yon could have played checkers on
my heels nil the way back. If Slclono
hadn't come out and Jollied them, I'd
never got back In the world. I Just
lumped the pilot and wont clear over
(igatnst the boiler head. Slelone claimed
I tried to climb the smokestack, but
ho was excited Anyway, he stood out
there with a shovel and kept the whole
bunch off me 1 thought they would
kill him. But I never tried to chase
i.inw .steen on foot agiin
"In the spring we got the rains not
hue you got now. but cloudbursts. The
section men were good fellows, onlj
sometimes wo would got Into a storm
miles from a section gang and strike n
place where we couldn't see a thing.
"Then SIcloue would Mop the train,
take a bar and got down ahead and
sound the roadbed. Many and many ti
washout he stiuek that way which
would have wrecked our train and
wound up our ball of yarn in a minute.
Often and often Slelone would go into
his division without a dry tin cad on
"Those were dillerent days," mused
the grizzled stilker "Ihe old boys are
scattered now all over this broad land.
The stiike did it. and you fellows have
the simp Hut what I wonder often
mid otteti Is whether Slelone Is teally
alive or not."
Slelone I'laik was olio of the two
who helped Harvey
and lid Hanks save .VJ at Ciritlin the
night the coal train ran down from
Ogallala They weie both taken into
the seiviee. Slelone after awhile went
When Bucks asked his name, Slelone
answered. "S. Cl.uk."
What's your full name':" asked
Hut what does S stand for': " nor-
"Stands for Cj clone. I reckon. Don't
It':" letoiiod the lowboj, with some
It was not usual In those dajs ou the
plains to press a man too closely about
his name. There might be reasons
why it would not be esteemed courteous
"I reckon It do." replied Bucks, dropping
into Sielone's giaininar. And
without a quiver he lettered tho
now man as Slelone Clark, and his
cheeks always read that way. The
name seemed to tit Ho adopted it
without any objection, and alter
came to know him It fitted so
well that Bucks was believed to have
second sight when he named the harebrained
iiremau. Ho could get up a
storm quicker than any man on the
division and. If ho felt so disposed.
Mop one quicker.
In spite of his oecentiii'itlos. which
wete ma n .v. and his headstiong way of
doing some things, sidone Clark was
a good engineer ami deserved a better
late than the one that befell him,
though who can toll? It may have
bten Just to h's liking.
The strike was the worst thing that
evr happened to Slelone. lie was one
of those big heal tod. violent fellows
who wont Into It loaded with enthusiasm
He had nothing to gain by lint
least, nothing to speak of. But tha
idea that someliod.v on the Bast Bud
needed their help led men like Slelone
in. and thc.v thought It a cinch that
the coinp.ui.v would have to take them
The consequent e was that, when we
Mi'ggered along without them, men like
Siolono. oasilv aroused, naturally of
violent passions nnd with no
stopped at nothing to cripple
tin sorvho. And the j looked on the
men who took their places as entitled
ne'thor to liberty nor life
When our now men lx'gan coming
lroin the Beading to replace the strikers,
every one wondeied who would
get Slelone Clark's engine, the SIS. SI-done
had gently sworn to kill tho first
man who took out the SV, bar
Whatever others thought of Sielone's
v.iporiiigs. thej counted for a good
dfl on the West Bud. Nobody wanted
tumble with him.
Bveii Neighbor, who feaied no man,
sort ot let the III:; lie in her stall as
as possible alter the tiouble began
.Nothing was said about It Threats
cannot be taken cognizance of
We were bombarded with threats
all the time; they had long since ceased
to move us. Yet Sielone's engine
In the roundhouse.
'I hen after Foley and McTer.a and
Sinclair, came Kitzpntrlek from the
east M0T01..1 was put on the malls,
ami coming down one day ou tho
White Tiler he blew a cylinder head
out of the 410.
ntzpatrick was waiting to take her
nut when she came stumping In ou
one pair of drivers, for we were using
engines worse than horsollesh then.
But of course the 410 was put out.
The only gig left In the house was
1 imagine Neighbor felt the finger of
fate In it. The limit had to go. The
time had come for the SY.l. He ordered
"The man that ran this engine swore
lie would kill the man that took her
out," said Neighbor, sort of
as 1'itz stood by waiting for her to
"I suppose that means me," said
"I suppose It does."
"Whose engine is It:"
ntzpatrick shifted to the other leg.
"Did lie say what I would be doing
while this was going on?"
Something In Fltzpatrick's manner
made Neighbor lauUi. Other things
crowded In nnd no more was said.
No mote was thoiuht, in fact. The
3B rolled as klndlj lor Fitzpatrick as
lor Slelone, and the new engineer, a
quiet fellow like Foley, only a good
bit heavier, went ou nnd off her with
never a word for nnyhodj
One day Fitzpatrick dropped luto a
barber shop to get shaved. In the
next chnlr lay Slelone Clark. Slelone
got through first and, stepping over to
the table to get his hat, picked up
Fitzpntrick's by mistake and walked
out with It. He discovered his change
Just us Fitz got out of his chair.
came back, replaced the hat on
the table It had Fltzpatrlck's name
pasted In the crown took up his own
hat and as l'ltz reached for his looked
nt hi m
Every one In the shop caught their
"Is name Flt7patrlck?"
"Mine is Clark."
Fltpatrick put on his hat.
"You're running the 81o, I believe?"
"That's my engine."
"I thought It belonged to tho company
".Maybe It does, but I've ngreed to
kill the man that takes her out before
this trouble Is settled," said Slelone
Fit7patrlck mot him stoadilj'. "If
you'll lot me know when It takes place.
I'll try and be there."
"I don't lump on any man without
fair warning Any of the boys will
tel! you that." continued Slclono.
"Majbe you didn't know my word was
ritpatrlck hesitated. "I'm not look
ing for trouble with any man." he replied
guardedl.v, "but since you're disposed
to bo fair about notice It's only
fair to you to say that I did know your
word vv as out."
"Still you took her?"
"It was my orders."
"My vvonl Is out. The boys know it
Is good. I don't jump any man without
fair warning. I know you now.
Fitzpatrick, and tho next time I see
jou lookout" And without more ado
Slclono walked out of the shop, greatly
to the relief of the bather If not ot
Fitzpatrick may have wiped a little
sweat from Ills fact, but he said nothing,
only walked down to the round-house
and took out the ,".1." as usual
for his run.
A week passed befou the two men
mot again. One night Slclono, with a
ciowd of the strikers, ran Into half a
dozen of the now men. Fitzpatrick
among them, and there was a riot It
was Sielone's time to cair.v out Ids Intention,
for ntzpatrick would have
scorned to try to get avva.v. No tree
over breasted a tornado more sturtlllj
than the Irish engineer withstood Si-el
iii but when Btl Banks got there
with his wrecking ciew and
thlnrs out Fitzpatrick was picked
up tor dead. That night Slclono disappeared
Warrants wore got out and search-
ei s put after him, jet nobody could or
would apprehend him It was general
!y understood that the sudden disappearance
was one of Sielone's freaks
If tin hail so determined
he would not have hidden to keep out
of anybody's waj. I have sometimes
pondered whether shame hadn't some
thing to do with It. Ills tt emend "
ph.vslcnl strength was fit for so much
bettor things than boating other men
that nuybe In himself soit of realized
it alter the storm hud passed.
Down cast of the depot grounds at
Mciioud stands or stood a great barn-Ilk'-
hotel, built in boom days mid long
a lavoilte testing place for invalids
ami travelers on route to California by
easy stages it was nicknamed the barracks.
Manj railroad men boarded
thoie. and the new engineers liked it
bccauo it was close to the roundhouse
ami from tin strikers.
Fitpatrlck, without a whine or a
complaint, was put to bed in the
nnd Holmes Kay, one of tho
staff surgeons, was given charge of the
case. A trained nurse was provided
besides Nobody thought the iniuied
man would live But after every care
was given him we turned our attention
to the troublesome task of operating
The :n:!. whether It happened so or
whether Neighbor thought it well to
drop the disputed machine temporarily,
was not taken out again for three
weeks. She was looked on as n hoodoo,
and nobody wanted her. Foley re-fused
point plank one day to take her,
claiming that he had troubles of his
own Then oin. day something happened
to MoTeiza's engine. We were
stranded for a ltxomotlvo, and the SS
was brought out for McTeiza. He
didn't like it a bit.
Meantime nothing had been seen or
heard of Slclono. That. In fact, was
the reason Neighbor urged for using
his engine, but It seemed as If every
time the 'MS went out It brought out
Slelone, not to speak of worse things.
That morning about S o'clock the un
lucky engine was coupled on to the
White Flier. The night boy nt Urn barracks
nlways got up a hot lunch for tho
Incoming nnd outgoing crews on tho
mall run, nnd that morning when he
was through he forgot to turn off the
lamp under his coffee tank. It overheated
the counter, nnd In n few minutes
the woodwork was ablaze. If the
frightened boy had emptied the coffee
on the counter he could have put the
fire out, but instead ho ran out to give
the alarm and started upstairs to
arouse the guests.
There were at least fifty people
asleep In tho house, traveling and railway
men. Being a modem building, it
wns a quick prey, and In an incredibly
short time the llames were leaping
through the second story windows.
When I got down men were Jumping
In every direction from the burning hotel.
Railroaders swarmed around, busy
with schemes for getting the people
out, for none is more quick wltted In
time of panic. Short as the opportunity
was, there were many pretty rescues,
until the flames, shooting up, cut off
the stairs and left the helpers nothing
tor it but to stand nnd watch the
of the long, rambling building.
Half a dozen of us looked from
tho dispatchers' offices In tho second
story of the depot. We had agreed that
the people were all nut when Foley be-
i vv gave a cry and pointed to the
suith gable. Away up under the eaves
at the third story window we saw a
face. It was Fitzpatrick.
Everybody had forgitten Fitzpatrick
nnd his nurse. Behind, as the tlames
lighted the opening, we could see the
nurse struggling to get him to the window
It was plain that the engineer
was lu no condition to help himself.
The two men wore In deadly peril. A
g.eat cry vvonl up.
The ciowd swarmed like ants around
to the south end. A dozen men called
for ladders, but there were no ladders.
They called for volunteers to go lu after
the two men, but the stairs were
long since a furnace. There were men
lu plenty to take any kind of chnuce,
however slight, but no chance offered.
The uui'se ran to and trom the whitlow,
seeklug a loophole for escape.
Fitzpatrick dragged himself higher on
the casement to get out of the smoke
which rolled over him lu choking
bursts and looked down on the crowd.
They begged him to Jump held out
their arms fruntleallj'. The two men.
again side by side, waved a hand. It
looked like a farewell. There was no
calling from them, no appeal. The
nurse would not desert his charge,
and we saw it all.
Suddenly there was a cry below
keener than tin confused shouting of
tlie crowd, ami one running forward
partetl the men at the fiont and, clearing
tin fence, jumped into the yard
under the burning gable.
Before people lecogulzed him a lariat
was swinging over his head. It wns
Slelone Clark The lope left hi- arm
muff- "m EMl
limnl nvcrhantl slelone Clnrk crept iiji.
like a slungshot and How straight at
Fitzpattkk. Not seeing or confused,
he missed It, and the rope, with a
groan t'loin the crowd, settled back.
The agile cowboy caught it again into
a loop anil shot It upward, that timo
fairly over Fltpatrlck's head.
"Make fasti" nvired Slelone Fitzpatrick
shouted back, and tin two men
above drew taut. Hand over hand
Slclono Clark crept up. like a monkey,
bracing his teet against the smoking
clapboards, edging awaj ftom ihu
vomiting windows, swinging on the
single strand of horsehair nnd followed
by n hundred prayers unsaid.
Men who didn't know what tear-'
won tried to cry out to keep the
choking from their throats, it seemed
an age before he covered the hist
live teet and the men above caught
frantically at his hands.
Drawing himself over tho casement,
he was with them a moment.
Then trom behind a burst of smoke
they saw him tigging a maverick saddle'
on Fitzpatrick, saw Fitzpatrick
lifted by (imk anil the nurse over the
sill, lowered like a wooden tie, whirl
Imr and swiuging. down Into twenty
arms below. Before the trainmen had
got the engineer loose the nurse,
slid like a cat down tho Incline,
but not an Instant too soon. A tongue
of llame lit the gable from below anil
licked the horsehair up Into a curling,
frizzling thread, and Slelone stood
alone In the tipper easement.
It seemed for the moment he stood
there the crowd would go mnd. The
shock and the shouting seemed to confuse
him. It may hnvo been the hot
air took his breath. They yelled to
him to jump, but ho swayed uncertainly.
Once, nn Instant after that, he was
seen to look down; then he drew back
from the casement. I never snw him
The flames wrapped the building In
n yellow fury. By daylight the big
barracks were a smoldering pile of
ruins. So little water was thrown that
It was nearly nightfall before we could
get Into the wreck. The tragedy had
blotted out the feud between the strikers
and the new men. Side by side
they worked, ns sldo by side Slelone
ami Fitzpatrick had stood In tho morning,
striving to uncover the mystery
of the missing man. Next day twice
as many men were In tho ruins.
Fitzpatrick while wo were searching
called continunlly for Slclono Clmk.
Wo didn't tell him the truth. Indeed,
we didn't kuow It, nor do wo yet know-It.
Every brace, every beam, every
brick, wns taken from tho charred pile,
every foot of tinders, every hnndful of
ashes sifted, but of n human being the
searchers found never u trace, not a
bone, not u key, not a knife, not a but-ton
which could be identified ns his.
Llko tho smoke which swallowed him
tip, ho had disappeared completely and
Is ho alive? I cannot tell.
But this I know:
Years afterward Sidney Blair, head
of our engineering department, wns
ririnlng a line, looking tlieu, as we are
looking yet. for a coast outlet.
lie took only a Hying camp with
htm. traveling In the lightest Mud of
order, camping often with the cattle
men he ran across.
One night away down in the Pan
handle they fcll hi with an outfit drlv
ing a bunch of steers up the Yellow
(!rass trail. Blair noted that the fore
mas was a character a man of few
words, but of great muscular strength,
and. moreover, frightfully scarred.
lie was silent ami Inclined to lie morose
at first, but after lie learned Blair
was from McCioinl he unbent a bit
and after a time began asking que
tlons which Indicated a .surprising familiarity
with the northern eoimtij
and with our road. In particular, thW
man asked what had become of Bin s
nntl. when told what a big railroad
man he had grown, asserted, with a
sudden bitterness ami without in anj
waj leading up to It, that with Bucks
on the West End thete never would
have been a strike.
Sitting at their cainpliii white their
crews mingled, Blair noticed lu the
tllekor of the blaze how semiioil the
thiM.it and breast of the cattleman
were. Even his sinewy forearms wer
drawn out of shape. lie asked, to),
whether Blair iccnllectetl the night the
bat racks burned, but Blair at that time
was east of the tivor ami so explained
though he related to the covvboj im I
dents of the Hie which ho had ho ml
among othets the story of Fitzpatrick
nnd Slclono Ckuk.
"And Fitzpatrick Is alive, ami
Is dead." s.iltl Blair in
slon. But the owhoy disputed him.
"You mean li.uk is alive and Fit,
pattick Is dead," said lie.
"No." contended "Fitpat
rick is running an engine up there
now. I saw hltn within three months "
But the covvboj was loath to cmiivI
Not morning their trails foikod
The foroqnii seemed disinclined ti
part from the surveyors, and while the
bunch was starting ho rode a long wa
with Blair, talking in a random wi j
Then, suddenly wheeling, he waviil a
gootlbj with his heavy Stetson and
galloping hard, was soon lost to the
north In the ruts of the Yellow Crass
When Blair came In he told Neighbor
ami ute about It. Blair had never soon
Slelone Clatk ami so was no judge as
to ids Iilentltj. but Neighbor believes
yet that Blair camped that night way
dow u lu the Panhandle with no other
than the cowboy engineer.
Once again, that only two years ago.
something came back to us.
Holmes Kay, one of our staff of Mir
geons, the man, in fact, who took care
of Fltzpatiick, enlisted in Illinois and
went with the First to Cuba. Thej
got lu front of Santiago just alter the
haul fighting of July 1, and Holmes I
was detailed for hospital work amurg
Itoosevelt's men, who had suffered so
veroly the day betoie.
One of the wounded, a sergeant, li nl
sustained a gunshot wound In the
ami lu the ooufiislou had receive
attention ICav took hold o
him. He was a covvboj, like most ol '
the rough rldeis, and after his ja
was eliossod K.ij made some lem.irk
about the hot tin they had 1 e
through before the-blockhouse.
"I'd been through a hotter before 1
ever saw Cuba," the lough
rider as well a- ho could through his
bandages. The remark directed Kay's
attention to the condition of his
breast and ucck, .which were a tuass
"Where ate you tioin?" asked
"Where did you gt burned that
"Out on the plains."
But the poor fellow went off Into a
delirium and to the surgeon's amaze
tnent began lepeatlng train orders
Kay was paralyzed at the way he
talked our lingo and a cowboy. When
he left tlie wounded man for the night
he resolved to question hhu more
closely the next day, but the next daj
orders came to rejoin his regiment at
the trenches. The surrender shltiol
things about, and Kay, though In
made repented Inquiry, uever saw the
Neighbor when he heard the storj
was only confirmed In his belief tha
the rough rider was Slelone Clark. !
give you the tnies as they came to nn
and for what you may make of them.
I myself believe that If Slelone Clan.
Is still alive he will one day yet con x
back to where he was best known and.
In spite of his faults, best liked. Thej
talk of him out there ns they do oi
old man Sankey.
I believe if he lives he will on
day come back. The day he does w ill
be a greatelay in McCloud. On that
day Fitzpatrick will have to take down
the little tablet which lie placed lu
the brick facade of the hotel which
now stands on the site of the old bar
racks, for as that tablet now stands
It Is sacred t tho memory of Slelone
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