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LjV ' THH SUN, SUNDAY, JULY 12, 1890. . , V JiTC
I AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY.
4 BflJfflOff AND ROMANCE.
Tales of Creation and of
ircrrn irM inn Indians in califoiihia.
ro jinn" A!sD ooATrsiAT.A.
nY .ii..u:miaii cuhtin.
... .. nil) est HIU'Mn Martini, wild ct
niifM"" ""' ,n Cat infant. Maul, cojotei
tilt.hlniia )ml a "If1 nn " sou ft fow An
i J HltchlniH. "' m,1 ,on" "" eloc,lnB-
i inn liln Mnrlnil. this wife. wns taking
rJ ',,, Httl." child. Hltchlnna had
' framed tho nh.ht before, and hit dream was
' dliJ,' dream last night." he snld to his
ifc. vtrv 'al dream."
niiftt did m ilteam" asked she.
I dnsmul Ilml 1 climbed a. Iilu plno tree;
the tree w f "' ron,,s! ' WB' throwing
thrmtlown. ' liro"n donnagre.it many
"' , l,,n at lat I threw down my right
B,' I dmnird then that I throw down my
k'lfefcuM her no more. That morning early
Vforo he had talked nbout his dream the
woman had ald. . . .
I .houhl like t" have pine nuts; I want to
, pre nun; I am hungry for pine nuts."
J He wit t out tu nnd the nuts, and sho went
,h him. taking ""' hab wlth her' T,ie"
went to . lnrge trie, n-id he climbed It. Hlt
chln Marlml put tho taby aside on tho ground.
and made a fire at ome distance to roast the
Mtchlnni threw down cones; she roasted
thn to Kit out the nuts. Ho threw down a
grist mativ mm, "he roasted the cones and
wramlM the nuts out.
After while llltchlnna's right rm fell off:
he threw tint to the giound. and then ho
threw down his left arm His left lee camo
off; ho threw It down; next his right lee
d-onred "", anJ ho thro- that to tho ground.
Tte woma i was roasting and pounding the
pine cone, 'he did not look around for a coed
while. At la t -he went to the tree, found
Wool on it. ai.il. linking up. saw that her hu
banJ wa throwing himself down, that there
was not much left of his bod j .
Hltchln Marlml was scared half to death:
he ran awsv hom: she was so terrified that
the left the ltttlo chill behind; forgot oil
about It. When she readied home she called
the reorle ard 'aid:
"Mr husband mntup Into a pine tree; threw
down heap of pine cones; then he began to
throw Hiu'tlf down. flrt ho threw one arm,
i then the otter Wo mnt hurry nnd hide
mmewrerc. ho will be bad very soon; ho will
kill us all If he finds us "
The people asked. "Where can wo go to hide
from b're. north. outh. east, o west?"
'I know a gixd pUce." said one man. "and
it is not too far from here. Wamarawl."
"Well, wo must co to that place, and go
verj cnl fell." -aid llltchlnna's wife, and all
the people screed with her. '
Wamarawl ! a round mountain at Ball
The people ran there, went Into a cavo In tho
mountain, ran the whole way. When all wero
lnsile lhe) rlcseU the entrance very firmly,
shut It up tight. Nothing could get in through
M After his wife had run home. Hltchlnna
threw down hl ribs one by one. and koDt ask
ing his wife if sh was there. He got no an-swe-.
She was cone ard he did not know It.
He threw down first his right -ldc. then his
left. Eer time be threw a rib he called Uh!
At last there was nothing left of him on tho
tree but his head, and that came down soon
after. Ills ees were er big now. stlcklrg
out, staring with a wl'd and mad look. Tho
hesd lay under the tree a while. Hltchlnna
hid beenm another kind of people. He had
become a putok ja. He w is one of the head
. peopl". a cr had. tcrrlblo people. Each one
) of them Is nothing but a head.
'' Putnk-ia Is new now. He has a new mind.
3 new wlhe. He is under the tree, and lies
the-o a littlo while Ho cannot walk nn
more. He can onlj roll on the ground like a
bill After resting nnd thinking a while, he
rose up to find his wife; rolls till becomes to
tie fire. There Is no woman there. He looks
around, cannot find lir. looks again, and see
the bab. Now he rolls to the baby, catches It
In his mout'i. catsup the lanv In one moment.
Tie head talks then, and says-
"I dreamed Iat night that I nto up my own
He is dreadful now. Ho scatters tbo pine
cones, quenehes the tire, rages, roars awf ullj ,
a real Initok ja. He rolls, boundfc, knocks
Sliest the tree, cuts It down, breaks It to
plecej, scatters It.
Xeit he starts for the village, springing and
bounding along like a football, making a terri
ble wild as ho goes, readies the house, looks
throtuh It. All are gone from thu lioubu and
from tho Ullage. All hao run oft to Wuma
rairi, First he knocks his own house, breaks It,
cashes It to pieces, and then ho breaks all
the other houws In the eanic way, one afttir an
otber. Ho scatters and smashes up ver
thlni. wrecks the whule village. Just as if a
strocK whirlwind had gone through It, The
people are all In Wamarawl, In the stone cave
In the mountain, a cry great crowd of them.
Putok.ya look" around, finds tracks, follows
the peoplo southward, goes with a terrible roar,
raUlnza lnrm as tie moves. Ho breaks eiry
thlnz hi. strikia, except rocks. From theso
he bounds off like a football.
He follow the people of the village, follows
on thilr tra'kn, ctons beforo Wamarawl, rclls
up In the iniuiiKi'. listens quietly, hoars a
sound In,;,!,, jK tjM, buzzing of bees. Putok
7 la ! 1, He -tors aw lillc nnd thinks whnt is
rbest io iiu, "iiu (unnot go from me now,"
All tho penpln nero inside except Metsl
cjo'i i j i goim north somewhere.
"I will 1 rink In the lave," fald I'ulok-a.
Iltbgnii hi tlin ni st iililf, went liack a whole
nln, 1 ouii hi, rushed, hurltd hlmwlf at tho
niouitiiln w,,t,.,i tlirough tho nlr with a
loi-e .iki tlo loudest wild, idruck tbo moun
tali, nidi at-ieii 1ml,. n It, liut could not n
thrajsh tu thu Km,, i )(v clt sure that
"teildlriiUlircu.th ' "it lnc k a v, holn
B't.u ntaln trim the i.i.i li hldo, bounded.
P"uu! rnrnard. niade a Ireiiiondous hole In
e lottli Mde, but ),o could not go tlirough,
"1 " rn' ' ' lo' "t-'nln
le leii.'e in.lilo are serv glal now, they
angiiiii.' thu think themseives safe; Jeer
'I'ltkii lutok.jn hears them. He is
; "Krer Dai ever. Ho Is raging. "I will try
"'fiat Ide ,,,i I,U; "that is bettor."
"i uit iiu . a( ,c,fnr, bounded forward,
nw'e t ier huln in time ast, but It closed
"'n. ami hi , ft (t. j0 trlod tlio south. It
"t'Jmt llk the mher Fides. Jutok.a stops
Miile, k ifrahl ttnit he i unnot get In.
Ihi anii me imt mtj wise or shnrp peo
rle," l i ,. ,. tinul, i,t, t0 know who tod
them wl to ,io. Ty ,idnot know tl.em
. ho toll! tin,,, to go to Wamarawl"
lie tu, i t . l() ,1(, j, of t)l0 mountain
I 'nl "''' "tern wns.ihole. Ho could not roll
J un '" ' V . Ho fell liack each time tbnt
U ho t . i, r, ,, trrt,0j jeel ground
OH J , r l,y k,.
It i . ' ' '"' ""' " up thero, I am not able," said
V' lit ln donnclotn to tho entrance of thecae
and thought a while, tltf mads up his mind to
bound like a ball, to spring from point to point,
higher and higher, on neighboring mountains,
till ho got very high, and thon come down on
the top of Wnmarawl. Ho did this. Wont
far up on tho top of other and higher moun
tains till at last ho was rry high, thon with a
great bound ho came down on the top of
Wamarawl, camo ddwn with a tcrrlblo crash.
He in ado an awfully big holo In It. bigger thnn
alt tho four lioloj he had made In tho ldes put
together, and this holo did not close, but It did
not reaoh tho cno.
Aftor that blow he came again to level
ground. He lay thero nnd said to himself: "I
ha.o tried flvo times to get nt those people. I
will try once more. I may got at them this
Ha wont high up In tho sVy, higher than be
fore. Ho was angrier nnd mnddor than ever,
and ho came came down with a louder crash;
thn wholo mo'intaln shook and trembled. No
one Inside thn cao was laughing now; all the
pooplo wcro terrified.
I'utok-ya wont almost through to the cave.
The rock above th" people was ery thin after
this blow and the holo dt 1 not close.
"I wilt not tryngnln." said I'titnk-ya. "Icnn
not got In." Ho was illBootiraged, and loft
Wamarawl. Tho pooplo within wore In tor
ror. "If ho tries once more." said they, "no
are lost. Ho will hurst through nnd eat us;
cat overy mio of us."
Tho great holo remained on top of tho moun
tain, nnd peopiu say that there Is n lako wtth
goldfMi In It whore I'utok-ja made the holo on
tho mountain top.
1'utok-ia started north, wenttownrd Pnlshu
Alnn, his own village. As he went toward
home ho nindo a great roaring and wind, cut
down treos nnd brush, people, beasts, every
thing that he met: hi loft a clean road bohltnl.
He swept through l'ulshu Alnn, nnd went fur
ther north, went almost to Jlgul Mntu Hound
Metsl was coming down to tho south, along
the same trail: ho was very well dressed. Met-sl
alwavs dressed well. Ho woro a splendid elk
skin belt nnd n hair net-ho was ilno looking.
Metsl was right In tho middle of the trnll.
He had learned tbnt Putok n was out killing
people In tbo smith: ho beard tho roar n great
way off, and said to himself:
"I honr Putok-yo; ho Is killing nil the peo
ple." Sletsl thought over whnt he was to do. "I
will meet him. I will say to this Putok- a,
"You ore smart. ou are good, but ou nro sick.
I will cure you.' "
Metsl took off all hi" fine clothes In a hurry
nnd hid them nindo himself naked, "I must
be quick," said he, "tho nolsn and wind nro
coming nearer and nearer. I wish to have n
rustv old basket here before m" The linsket
.vas thero He wlslml foran old strop torarrv
It. The old strap was t hero with the baski t.
Metsl mado bmkskln rings around his arms
nnd leg. turned lilmelf Into an old. very old
woman, all bent nnd wrinkled, with n buck
skin petticoat. Ho put the rust ba-ket tin
l'uti)k-a was nurrvlng nn: tbo roar grew
louder and ne,ir r Metsl knew that Putnk
.i was cr iliincernus and that hu must
bo careful. He took white ola, painted
his face, made it regular old woman of him
self. I'utiik-vu mmo near. Mttsl was ruidv.
tho basket on his back and a stick In hi hand.
He was wilking along sloul), n very old vu
man and decrepit. Tho old vv Diiian In gan tu
crv en. en, en'
Ptitnk-vn stnpDed on the road, mado no
noise, listened to tho old wnian.
"He ha" stopped; ho i listening to me."
said Metsl, anil he enetl mure, cried In n
louder voice, and mor. pltlfullv Putok-vn
was uulct. Mi ti walked right up to htm.
looked at him, nnd Slid "I -nine noir stepping
on ou." Mctl w.i-crvlnc more qulill nun.
"Are vou n dead person" asked Met-d. Pu-tok-a
"I heard vou frjm where I was." slid Metsl:
"whin vim had a bad dream I heard vou In
the south, heiuil jou evcrvwhere. heenl jou
when ou turmd to le a Putok va, one of the
head pen )le. anil wanted to kill evervbmlv.
You ue,l to le gi imI, vou us, d to Is) vi, but
otl areick: u vvtl die, and be among people
no loni r unless vou nreeurcii. That Is whv I
ktnrt.,1 tniro south. I stnrtiil -eiith to find vou.
to heevnu. It Id a g(.d till.: th vt vim came
up here, now I see vou I am your nlatlve.
nurcou!n. I want vnu to bo well, to 1 o as
ou were before: to have our nrms mid legs
apii!n 's to feel well; I vrant turiiro ou."
Metsl was sobbing all tblK tlmi : he pri tended
to ten v fully sorr : he wan t. for MettI wasn't
sorri for anv one, didn't care for an on; ho
onlv waimd to put Putok la out of the a.
to kill him Mi tsi wo-s a gri.it elicit.
"A good vvhllo ago." haul Motit. "I met i
a man llko jnu He bid a dieniii, and b h id
nothing but ,i head. Jus' like vnu. 1 travelled ,
then ns I am trivelllng to day. anil in, t l
this man lut as I meet vou now nn this roid.
If nu belli vu what I t 11 vnu, all right. If V hi j
don't lelleve me ItV all tin nunc tn me 1 villi i
tell ou whit 1 old fir that mm, bow I runsl i
him. Do ou want mo to tell ou what I did
P'ltok-ia wns look'ng ll tho time with gre it i
wildcat ejat the old viorran. Now he uoke,
Kasliic: "rail: mure, tell mo all. old woman.
I want to hiar what you have to-av."
"Well. I madi a man of th.i heid iicnln,
said the old wnnia'i "I curul that I'utuk vi,
I made him ovi r: 1 made blm ' ew itain, and
he walked around as well as liefnn : I civo
him legs and arms n-raln, nil (lie b 1 1 went out
of him: I mado him clean ii'id -ound and go id
again " ... , , I
"How did vou do thnt. old woman" a-keI
Putok a. "How rn" vna H ake- a nui'i mor
agil'i 1 want to cce tliat.'
"I will tell iiu li i" I do It. I will 11 sou
I will fix vou right lure un this roid. J u si a I
fixed thut other man 1 niiulo a hole. In the
ground: a long hole I prettv big one. I liiml
ft with rocks: I made a little tin of manzinlta
wood, and when It was nice and warm In tho
holo I put plenti of plti h in and put tin man
on tup of the pitch It wns good nnd s,.ft tor
him. and nice and pie is ml on the pitch.
put a Hat rock over tho hole. Hu tnnl thero
a while ind .vas , iirnl."
Putok ya Ulleved all this; hnd full faith In
Metsl. and said
"Ver well, ou tlx mo as sou fixed that
rther man: miko me new ngiln. Just at I
Metsl oddid- "I pat pitch very thick. one
foot nil around, nod put blm In tho warm holo;
covi red blm up. pn tt nun he I egau to stre'rh
and grow; gn w till be was as good nsovir.
That Is how I cured tbnt man "'
"That Isgood," i-niil Pulnk-ia. I Ix me
In that wii : t inn Juntas jnu llxid him.'
"I wlll.'siid Met-I. "I will tlxs'U Jil-tas
I did that man and vim will i nun n .t jii't as
be did: vnu will li In 'be rU'it vv iv i d have
no moro trouble, vnu will m vei be -It k ngiln
Mutfi did ever) thing as ho had said, inndo i
long deep bole: put in nro and a gnat dell of
iiltrlita font tlih k of It.
Ho l laced I'utok-ya on tho pitch; put a
wide flat stono over blm. put on others, put
tho stones on vcr) qulckl, till the rn wasa
great pile of them.
Tho nl till In can to burn well; to prow hot.
to seethe, to b, II, to Hae. to burn I'""'--','-'
Ho struggled to bound nut of the pitch: thn
stones kept him down, tho pitch stuck to him.
ho died a dreadful diatb. , .
If Putok-n had got out of tbo hole thtro
would have bei n bard times in this world for
When Putok yn was dend under thn pile of
rocks Metsl thri vv nwav his old things; is
basket and bin kskln I tllioat: nut on his
nlio ilntl.es an 1 went nlong jiii his Jouriie.
Mitsl'vnsa great i hi at Iiu cutild ibatigo
hlms'lf alwavs. and ho fnolid peuplo v hi n
ever h" had in ham e. but lie did a gold thing
that Mine, when ho burnt d tip Putok a.
Chleheta, spotte I clip ken niwl., ( hlki Ins, wei
ni ilTiiiawlli, water iiHlre, liwlaim, oung
chtlke Viwk.Ki.lH". ..pr..il. Mn.scll i. tlirkej
liiiiiiril 1'akal il Jawl, III .van r ilt.K, Tlrilkala, i el,
iriila, ri I fox, Wcanniaiiii, Id 1 leu awu)
'iinikiili llvtd near .lamulull, on tbo lima
Ma , I M- un tain. ...id I..- was thinking, think,
ing for a long time how tu change this world.
'''VhaToN'u'Vx'"'!.!.!!....-. I will fix it
now." ?u"l 'I r-ikaln " ' ".'" "",", "..'."'"r
1 1 live In." When h ha'l i-altl this l,n
"out off walking iin.l I Wim I" ,"" .AJ
tlii iiniuntiiliiH fit ml ton in ir to gedier
at that time. atil Tlrilkala imslud the inoun
lulns apart from eacl, othi r mad,, room
liotwe. 1 Ihcin. Ho put tucks t vers vvhetu,
a l big and llltlo rivers ll. made prlty In
clVtcrt.tl.li. us. iiiid Huiimps He nut ,-a'm.,i.
and ntlitr 1-h Into ilvnn audi neks, plontynt
"'IhuVal.. haif'i'wo p. i sons in lull. Mm. Pa
kaa. "will I Iwaterdn-'l ji'id llapaw'la twa
ter Klin U.-V Nto t line lived l-' Hn'i. wut-vlnir
and iiiiilliB the vwirl I I i'l, 1 Io .Ivo In.
Tlruk il i ii v i U i ' !"' J"-"' ","1' ft,'v
fin lit nil M"l ,,c I '" alwiih. nnd
h ni vh oat wink. Iliunwl.i nivli. -a I null
trans Vi I cailglit minis, salinn.i. .Iitbt In
'liliknla he sang nil Ihu time. Aft. r a vvhlli,
tw, iniing KlrM beard tl Is niiGliiir 'limy
'vera tio win alight. i of Kiidllii. '1 In V ' ,t
out to get wood ono. lay ind buard thuj-lnglng.
Tlo filed iliou ln-ketH and wont linme.
put tlio wt'od down.tl "went.utni.illlMi eil
fo the ti.Bltiic. Ihev thouht It was vor
"ToMi's g'Tmaror to thu ringing." .aid II..
V"'l'i,'ovrvvoiit il lltllo wav frmn the In use. sit
dov n ,1 , lemd. Again the- Mo-d UP and
TneyVke.l on nf " hies of th trtpand wir
no S. The' ook"d up nnd down the river.
There waa iio on tn sight. They tat down
noar the trap, watchod and listened. At last
tho younger girl saw who waa singing. She saw
HaDawlIa In tho river, where he was singing.
When ho saw the girls sitting and listening-,
Hnpwvlla camo nut to them.
Which way are jou going?" asked he.
"Wo heard singing, and came out to listen.
That Is -why wo nro here." nnswerod the elder.
"Lot us go homo," raid the younger.
"Take some of my salmon to your father,"
snld Watersnake, and ho gavo them two very
They took Ihu salmon home to their father.
"Wiicro did you get these salmon?" asked
"A man who tings and his salmon traps sent
them ttiou "
That evening Hnpawlla went to old Kedlla' s
hnuso. Tho girls saw him coming nnd were
nrrnld. They liked his singing, hut did not
llko his looks. They ran away, found n great
tree, climbed It, and thought to srond the night
there. Hut Hnpawlla troctcd them, camo to
thu ft ot of the tree, and looked up and saw the
two sisters near thn top. Ho walked around,
and looked nt thn tree.
"Lot him come up," said tho eli"er sister;
"let him talk n while; wo may llko him better
If ho talks n while "
"So." nld tho onngcr sister, "I don't like
him: I don't want to talk with hlui."
Ho trlnl to climb tho tree, but could not.
Tlo trunk wns smooth, nnd the tree had no
branches except nt tho ton. Now the elder
sister fixed thn treo so that ho could climb to
them; sho wished for branches on the trunk -the
were thereat once, and Hapawlla climbed
up tn Ki dlln's two daughters
The younger sister was angry a this; hurried
down tho trio, rnti homo, and told hor father
that her sletst- and Hnpawlla were talking to
each other In the treitoji.
Old Kedlla said nothing, nnd went to bed.
A few minutes later the elder sister was at
home. Shu, too, rnn from Hapawlla when
slm saw him the third time.
I.nilv next morning Kedlla wns verv angry,
llo caught bis cider daughter, thrust her Into
tbo tire, burned her, ntul threw her outdoors
Iho vounger Bl"te. went nut. took up her
slter's Imi.1v. and cried blttcrlv. After n
vb(lc sho carried It to a snrlng. erlng as ho
went. She washed hor sister's body in tho
Water. It lay thero one night In tho spring.
At dnvllgbt nuxt morning thn elder sister
vciine nut of the water alive, with all her burns
cun .1 and not a -oro left on her.
"Whern i an wo gn now? Onr father Is anery;
he will kill us If wo go homo." snld tho younger.
Hotli staitisl vvost. singing as they wont "I
wish tbnt I bed t basket with ever kind of
nlro food in It." aid tho Milliliter sister toward
evening. Iron n ba'ki t was thore before her.
it dropped right In '-out of her. She looked.
There were pine nuts In the basket, different
mots, mil nice food to eat
Vow Jewlnim lived In tbo west, tin had a
xerv large mu at Iiuumv and mmv people. Ills
j outmost and nnlv living son he kept trapped
In a bearskin and bidden nwav.
At sunset the two girls cam" to Jewlnnn's
house and tut down their Imsket of roots near
the doorwii. .lew hum's wlfowent tint nnd
brought In the two girls. Jtwlnnn himself
spread down a War"kln and told tho girls to
sit on It. He said tu hlsson. who wns wrapped
In a bearskin- "Come out nnd sit down with
the,) two voitnc clrls who havo come to us."
Tho tmth looked through a small hole In
the bearskin: saw tho two wnmin. but said
nothing; didn't come out When night fell
tho two girl went to sleep. Next morning
tbi-v rose, vvasbtd, drt sed. and comld nlcelv.
Then tin' wont eastward, went toward their
fatbi r's house.
.lewinna's son i-aine out soon after, swam,
dressed, ate. and followed the two girl". Thev
went vcrv fast, went without stooping, but
.hulnpi caught lip and went with thorn to
their father's hoti-e.
Kcill'.r. Was pb esol with .Tewinna and treated
bnth his own daughters vvetl. Ho spoko to
them as If nothing bail lnp en.sl.
Old .levvlnnn in 'he west called all his pcoplo
and .lid- "I want OU. mv neoplu. to sweat
and swim, tl en come here and listen to me."
After tht liul done this Jew Inna said- "I
am sorry that my son has cone. I must fol
low him tn morrow. I don't know whv he
went. I do not wish h'm to go far from this
pinto. Tie read till of nu and wo will go to
mni row "
.lewlnni rosn liofore davllaht culled all his
people, and ald "I cannot eat. I am sorry that
m son has gone "
Ml took plentv of arrows and bead" and otter
skins and red headed wm!cker scalps anil
started tn follow thn oung man. As hn
stnrti tl Je-vlnna anc
"1 iin-ho. I no bo mi lid. t no-ho!" A great
many fnlliwel anil re'ientod-
"I no hn. nn h"t. I no ho "
' The vitnt on ill div, went nulcklv, and nt
j sniist t thtv were tin a smooth plain, not far
I frmn Kt till i's plate Kedlla had a large, rich
, sw. at hnuso. and It was full of people. Thn
old chlof hal a great main snns-ln law and a
great man tenple tn "orve blm.
1 Jew lima and I Is men rt ached the placo somn
time lefore nightfall, and he,llla went tn thn
tup of his swi it house and said to the
"I want vnu all to come In and enjnv vour.
selves. Ptrhapsmv bntise Is small Wn will
make It tilgg-r." llo blow toward all tho four
sides then nnd -nltl:
"Hu biffger. mv swat house, lie bigger!"
Tim sweit houso "tretthtd nut and was verv
larce 1 hern was room for ever one. ami all
c imo In.
"tiring foml mv nn In livv, for .Tewinna
and h's i eonh " s(,l Kedlla.
'Ihe lironghT n all klrtls of good food and
ltd everv on- glnillv
"Hrlng niir tiids. utter 6kms, and red
hended wnndpecki r stnlp. and put them down
here tit this s,i- nf the sweat hnii-e," ld le '
wlnna to 1 is ih ople All wire bn iicht In and
gvtn tn Kedl'i He took these rich things
glidlv. and pi t tin in nnnv.
Kedlla nut down on his part wolf skins with
diir skins and cave thorn to Tewinna.
"lit ten of jou go out and hunt squirrels,"
sail lew I inn to his p, ople next irornlng: "let
titber il I,, mis on their arrow.."
Om nf the ten smw a -nulrr, I on a tree hn
tniiknrluh.1 limited alter the wimrri 1 and killed
It he - i another and inntbcr: the trie wa"
fillel with s,u!rrel, n m i nnd man "aw squlr
rilsinn 'i tMiil're", and then a tnlrdand a
fi nrth in ntliir treos. ltlght nvia the ten
vu re klMlii-- s0ulrrils on ten tries and soon
thev had ten piles nf squirrels, i ach pllu as
lare as on., man . nuld enrrv
Tim two chiefs who delighted when thev
nw the ten louis of came, and there was a
creat feast nf squirrel llesh that da at KcdI-
Ilnth "Ides wit down then tn gamble, plaed
with st It k", cambbtl all da v. plaved till snn"ot.
The Let all klmls nf skill". Ji w lnna's men
wnn a great man things and won back what
ever tin V ha'l lost
Sext morning hi dlla snns-ln law wanteil to
win but k th" I tiutiful si Ins and otht r things
which thev had plavtd awnv but lefore noon
tbt v hnd InsteviDthlni'. When all was conn
Kullla's mm worn nncry "nu don't plnv
right." sild thov tn Jen lnna's men: "ou slin'l
not hive then" things."
"Wnhavn won tv erj thing fairly." said Je
w lnna's men. "and wn will take these things
home nlth us." ,
'I hej begnn to fight at once, hedlla's sons.
In liw ntta:ketl Jevvlnna's t-t n as soon as they
wi rn ciiitslile the svu it hntii
"Wn .ire hern in light If thorn l need." said
.Inwluni' "g" nheail. nil men. vou nr likely
tn die. nvirv nun nf V u." Icvliina's men
fought, guliu westw ml. fought tnrrvlng with
tin in vhnt the bid w.m Jew lima fought
iiiimIv and sang as hn fought. Kcdlla'spto
Ihtv fought till nei' sunset. All were
klll.d now but tight lien, fui r on en h side.
Jeviliiiui. his half brother. an I two moro
wi stern iconic. Kedila wlththrei others wore
still alive of thn (astern people.
'Huso debt t lo-i d once moro In fight: both
chiefs fell with Jewltinn's half-brother and
Kcdlla's vi.uiigtst stin-lii-Iavv. Matskllla was
so suriy for this last ono that hu thruw iwny
bow ami nrrn-vs and ft 11 to thegruund crlng
blltoilv. ."seeing thlst lilkplna tilcked up a
ro'k nnd licit Mntkllla's brains out. Wlrula
oiiKiiIIIiih eldn kllletl fhlkplna and tin re
wcro nnlv two Isfl: Chlilu tin, tlio last of le
w lnna's un n, and W Irtila, tho last on hedlla's
! " "Now ."sail Wlrula. "we have fought enough.
Yii are iilom, " home ami tell thn vvnmtn
I tint sour piuplo me nil klllul. I am nlonu.
i I tv 111 g' h.mii and mi tint all our pt oplo aro
"jovvlnna bad taken his son with him vvhen
he 1,-rt Kudlbi'i house, and he, too, had bet n
kill ft In thu struggle.
Now Wlrulaiindl hlelu pn started fiff In oppo
site tllieitliins; wont a llltlo win: la down
and rolled along thu ground, i ned and la;
iiinntiil Winila sprang up and said: I
will kill that i hichtpi. I will kill blm surel.
ninl Hn in "ill not bo ono bifnif our enemies "
Wlrula turned nnd followed Chlchepa slow
lv drew his bow and nut an arrow aflnr blm.
Hut I'hlehi pa tloilged; tho arrow tnUsid, 'lheii
Wlrula run aw iiv.
will kill that Wlrula now," said ('lib
'illel'liirnol and followed larefull. lautloifc
lv f.imo up with him. anil strut k him filrly
on the skull. Wlrula ilmpprd deiul,
Chit In pa ti t liul liuinuwii'd now, ci!ng all
tnu tlnin hen ho wi" "eir homo tho women
watt lie I: saw hlniHtiggeilug. tlnneiw hlmfnll.
V, In li ho icatlnil the top of the sweat houso
In, till In. nillid alnn th" Hot i. ami tried
llnnioiiiUiiiig that night: bo wns tno sorr) for
his 1 1 ipie. io sit plawhlluailil (hi it vvoko up
i , i it,,'
) all m xt nn rnlng ho took ten oltt r klns:
went luik tu tin th id laiinio. pulled oiie hull
lmm thu head nf intliuneuf them, ami lillid
tliu tin ntttr skins. Hu bail thu wiukdnnu
lruff.lt rllll"! t. ,
"ilulhi a r.onl llru, paid ho In tbo wnnion
vvhiii hu iiiicliid humn that night, "illvo
me fi ill big water baski Is " Thn gave tho
baskets llo tllli tl tbe-ti with vvati r and put
lint rocks in tht m 1 ben he implied the ten
ottir skins Into thu water.
"-til a'l night In onr houses. Let no ono
put a In ad out. I will Mas In tho sweat
house," snld he. ....
Iho four liibkelH lolled hard. Just at da
lluht tl n livt, st liasket fi II ovi r: tin u the sec
ond. ih thiil. and tliefouilhf.il Aftor
thai tin re wero vnlres all nl, mini tho sweat
limit, hundred unon hundreds of them.
u are i old; open thu doui," trl,,l tho
lulti. When rull ilall,lit bail comet hlchc
pa opt tied the door, ami all hurried In. Jew
limit .mm llrtt, nnd with him hlsson, AH
follow ctl tin in, dressed as the) had been when
they went to KudlU'u; all alive and well,
strong and healthy." Jewlnna laughed. He
On the war hrms Kedlla's two daughters
had two sonsi tho sons of Jewlnna. The bovi
wero born the next day after Jewlnna had
looked on their mothers. They had come
from tho 0es of their father. He had Just
looked through hi fingers at Kedlla's two
After Jewlnna's aon had been killed and
thon brought to life by Ohlohooa, he went
rnst to Kedlla's great sweat house, stayed five
davs and nights there, then took nts two wires
and two bo)s and went back to his father's.
Ketllla's youngest son, liorn when his father
was old, came to life. Ho had sat always at
the central pillar, at tlio edge of the auhos, nnd
hsu always kept moving his arms, but hnd
never danced on that floor or on any other.
He had burned his fare because ho had sat so
near tho fire, and had sweated oftou from
Every ono laughed at him; joored at that
"Hurnt Pace." who sat day nnd night In tho
ashes. Ho always spat In one placo. Tho
West son of Kedlla said many times:
"If wo nro killed no shall corno back to llfo
Hut this "Ilumt Face" snld; "I don't think
that you will; but when I nm killed I shall
live again through my own power."
"Hurnt Kaco" went out to fight, and was
killed with the othors. Sow a llltlo baby
camo right up out of tho spittle of this "Hurnt
Face," a Iwy. The women took him nnd
washed him. In one hour ho had grown
a good deal. In two hours still morn. On tbo
following day ho had bis full growth.
Ihen this oung man who had tlson from
his own snlttlo went outsldo: followed tlio
courso of tho struggle; found all Kcdlla's poo
pin .load; struck each with his foot: turned
them over. All camo to life and roso up, as
well as ever.
Whon Jewlnna name for his wives their
brothers nnd brothers-in-law gave tho wn
nion presents: but when his two wives and two
sons wont home with him nnd old Jewlnna satv
them coming, ho took two bear skins quickly,
and when tbny woro on top of tho sweat house,
ho caught thn oung hovs, put hem Into tbo
bear skin: rolled them up, and put them away
to bo Wennmauna.
n.ICK TO LIFE.
A Weird Htnry nr the Experience or Two
FJclentlde Ilea la the Nortb.
Prom tht Tondan Sun,
It must be fully ten years ago thnt tho doctor
and myself were engaged upon a geological sur
vey in the north. On a cold November day we
shouldered our knapsacks and turned our fnces
homeward. Our way led through a chain of
black and rugged hills toward a frontier town,
twenty miles distant. A more forbidding region
It has never been my misfortune to see. It was
a perfect chaos.
We halted at sunset, and building a fire nt tho
foot of a crag, disposed oursolves to rest as well
as wo might. How long I had lumbered I
knew not, when I found myself sitting upright,
peering nervously Into thn darkness. It seemed
to mo thut sumo ono hnd uttered a wild, appeal
ing cry In the v cry portals of my ears. I was on
the point ot lying down again wheu I was nr
rested b a repetition of tho cry. Thl time
thero could be no mistake. Wild, long-drawn,
and. It appeared to mo, full of Intolerable
anguish. I shook the doctor to awake him.
" Ho quiet," he muttered ; " I heard it all."
The cry was repeated. It was a woman's
volcu, but It exprosscd such supieme raiser as.
I believe, woman never felt before. Again it
came; but now llko a low, tremnlous sob. I am
not a superstitious man, but I confoss that I sat
there shivering with a species of horror that
was utterly new to me.
"Help! 0 Oodlbelp!"
At this intelligible nppeal to our manhood our
superstitious weakness Instant! disappeared,
htllnga torch, we made our way hastfl) toward
a pile of rocks a few hundred yards distant,
s-cramhling up tbo height we came suddenly
upon a strange nnd mournful scene. Hufore us
stout a wretched-looking hut. Through the
ojien door we saw the bod of a man, apparently
lifeless lying prone upon the floor, lleslde hlui,
with arms flying wildly over her head. kuolt thu
figure of a woman, evidently the one whoso
zries bail alarmed us
The woman raised her oyes as we approached,
but gave no fttrthor heed to us Mie was a
voung creature, hard!) 0, anil, despite the
signs of hardship and sorrow, ver) beautiful.
Her companion, a oung man ot about her own
age, attired In a roarse woodsman's suit, had
evidently succumbed tu hardship or disease,
and w as either insensible or dead
" ho are ou?" said the doctor very gently,
"and what lias tinppenod "
"Heisdtnd dead"' she muttered, honrselr.
"P. rhaps It is not o bad as that," he rejoined.
" He died this morning before m ver eos."
be inomed- "tiled, oh. my find! of starvation.
And I never knew tbathe wnsdourlvlng himself
for my sake. Oh, my husband! wh) did you not
let mo die with you?" And she threw herself
aeruss the body, sobbing as If her poor heart
We felt that we bad chanced upon a strange,
sail story of love, priilo, nnd suffering. Tho
tloi tur stooped down and felt at the heart of the
"He I" dead." ho whispered.
How we made the truth known to the poor
wife I do not rememher It would seem that sho
hnd preserved some faint riinunnt of hope.
With a low groan she fell suddcnl) at our feet,
insensible Fortuuatel thoiioclorhad his med
icine cavo In his pocket. Administering a jmmv
erful sleeping potion to her. he placed her upon
th1 wide cotu h
ilhout vanity I can say that both the doctor
and mv self have received some few tt stimuli tals
as to our scientific nbillt from tho world Vou
will prohnbl bellevo. then, that we are capable
of deciding upon a v erv simple case nf death br
starvation. Verv good; remember, then. Hint I
assert upon un professional reputation that the
man was stupe dead
" Yes," added the doctor, who bid hitherto re
mained silent, "life must have been extinct
more than live hours when we found him."
Well, having satisfied ourselves upon this
joint we covered the corpse tlercntl and sat
down to wait for morning. Hut at length, com
plete! ovtrtome with weariness and excite
ment, I fell into a slight slumber Almost Im
mediateli' It sennit! I was awakened with a
shork. Tho doctor was bending over me with
wonder ami alariu upon his face
"Wake up." ho said. In a trnublod whisper;
"something ver) strange has been going on in
this room for many minutes past."
"What Is It?" I asked. " I thought that I
hcaiil s ,me one spiaking "
"You did." ho replied; "I havo distinctly
heard a vufte cluse be.ule us. yet there Is no one
In I iio room exoept ourselves nud theso tw o poor
"I'rrhni s tho woman has been talking in her
sleep." I suggested, "or maybe thnt the man Is
not dead after all."
"No, 1 huvo looketl at both," he returned.
"Ihere it Is again," he muttered agitatedly.
A low, confuse. 1 murmur arose in the room.
Again it arose, coming from a imlni over our
liiad until It seemed to emanate from some In
vUlb'usourcu behind us.
"Oh, my poor wife."
Iho weird, canny, startliugly significant
words ainaed us
Woscrtititilnd tho corpse. It had not changed
position or appearance. The Hesh hnd grown
perfect! cold, thu muscles rigid. Thero was
not n trice of vltullty III It
Sow, I tlo not expect )OU to believe what fol
lowed. Yet I swear to you, on the wont of an
honest man, that I do not deviate from the
truth by a syllable.
" In the name of Ood, assist me back to life,"
were the next astounding words
We gazed nt each other absolutely unnerved
Again was the volco audible. "Oh, have pity,"
" Who speaks to us?" cried tho doctor at lait.
"Thu soul of the man who lies dead before
"It Is impossible that the dead can speak,"
said the doctor.
"So, for tho Intelligence neverdles. Mybndy
Is dt ad, but that with whit h I lived and lured Is
in tbo room, I tlareil not leavo in poor wTtn un
protected In this wilderness. II) tho power of
in) Into I have rfiiinlned near her I cannot, I
will not bu heparatitl from bur."
'Iho doctor spoke no more. Hut for tho poor
wlfn lying on the bed wo would both have lied
home hours passed In ominous silence. The
dnwn fame, tiuddoiilv wn both started. '1 Iio
volcu had again spoken. " Help," It cried in
faint accents- "for (toil's sake, help."
We hialtaied, then hnstonitl tn the corpse and
removed the covering. '1 here was an alteration
in Its pallor. Our Instinct i onuuert tl our weak,
ness. A powerful resturnllvewas administered,
ami bofuru many moments the color was coining
back tn the wan cheeks. A sigh, and the ees
opened, 'lhe oting man was restored to life,
. 4 .
Tender and wonderful was the met ting be
twetn thepalrtn the lieaiityof the morning.
'Ihu ouug maniuiiii m hi rid nothing "line the
pruvious evening, save a vague, dreamllki. in
tense sorrow for his nung wife. He had no
knnivlidgonf the voice- vvhli h addressed us.
Wo hurnt d that tho fersei ulloii of relatives
opH)-eil to tholr marriage had dilreii the vnung
pair to flight and pmert. Wo lii'lsiml on thu
right of st curing their futuro prospuilt out of
A Itlue ltncer Tli.it Dodged llulleta,
Mamhiiih. July 11. C'hauncey N, Foots of
High Hldge was walking about his farm one
day last week when he saw a blue racer snake
sunning Itself nt tho fool of a Inrge tree. About
thu time that Mr. Footu observed thu snake the
reptile saw Mr. Foote, but did uot move, though
Its eyes glistened In thn sunlight. Mr. Foote
bus thn reputation oi being the most accurate
rule shot In this vicinity. He determined tnshoot
thu nuk h's. 1 1 ail olT. ami w it li his Winchi ster
llnd bullet nfler bullet Kadi limu thusnako
dodged and the bullet hit tile ground, anil then
the nuaku made its veil! e Ml route doubts if
any beast nr leptllu has so n markalilui veihht
as the ordinary blue rater. 'In sntlsf) himself
that thesnaku he llred at actually dodged tho
built Is be made an examination and ffjSul that
every bullet which bad left his rllwfad lodged
in a space the size of a sliver half f afllar Just be
hind the placo whoro tbo snake's head bad been.
A Reminiscence of
By A. CONAN DOYLE.
Oorvrtoht, itts, by A. Concm XuIa.
It may have been a humblo object lesson,
but I can glvo you tar word that many m
tlmo In my life I hav e braced myself to a hard
tas' by tho remembrance of that morning upon
Crawloy Downs, asking myself If my manhood
were so weak that I could not do for my coun
try or for those whom I loved as much ns theso
two would do for a paltry stake, and for their
own credit among their fellows. Such a spec
tacle mar brutallxo those who aro brutal, but
I say that there Is a spiritual sldo to it also,
and that tho sight of the utmost human l.mit
of enduranco and courage Is ono which bears a
lesson of Its own.
Hut If the rlug enn breed bright virtues It
Is but a partisan who can deny that It can bo
tho mother of black vices also, and wo woro
destined thnt morning to havo a sight of each.
It .so chanced that as tho bittlo went ngatnst
his man my oyes stolo round vory often to nolo
the expression Upon Hlr Lothian Hume's face,
for I knew how fearlessly ho had laid tho odds,
and I understood that his fortunes ns well as
hi champion woro going down beforo the
swashing blows of the old bruiser.
Tho confident Bmllo with which ho had
watched tho opening rounds had long vanished
from his lips, nud Ills cheeks bad turned of a
sallow pallor, while his small bead-like black
ces looked furtively from under his craggy
brows, and moro than onto ho burst into sav
age Imprecations when Wilson was btnten to
the ground. Hut especlnll I noticed that his
chin wns always coming round to his sliotil
dor, nnd tbnt at the end of every round be
sent keen little glances 11 lug backward Into
tho crowd. For some time amid tho Immense
hl'lstde,of facos which batikul tliiuisolves np
on the slope behind ns, I was unable to pit k
out, the exact point nt which his gao was di
rected, nut at last I succccdel In following It.
A ver tall man, who showed n pair of broad
bottle-green shoulders high nbnvo his neigh
bors, was looking very hard In our direction,
nnd I assured mystlf that a quick exchange nf
alines Imperceptible signals was going on bu
twnen him and tbo Corinthian baronet. I Ih
camo conscious also as I watched this stranger
thnt tbo cluster nf mon around him wire tho
roughest elements of tbo whole assembl . fit rce,
vicious-looking fellows, with iuc) debauched
faces, who howled llko a pack of wolves ot
evory blow, and rolled execrations nt Harri
son whenever he walked across to his corner.
So turbulent wero the that I a the rlugkccp
ers whisper together and glance up In their direc
tion, as If preparing for trouhlo In store, but
none of them bail nallzed how neai it was to
brtaklngnut, or how dangerous it might prove.
Thirty rounds had lieeu fought in an hour
and twenty-fivo minutes, and the rain was
pelting down harder than ov er. A thick "team
roso from tho two fighters, and thu ring wns a
pool of mud. Hepenled falls had turned tho
men brown, with a horrible mottling of crim
son blotches. Hound after round had ended
by Prab Wilson going down, nnd It was c-vl-Jent,
even tu in lncxperlcncid ovo, that he
was weakening rapidly. Ho leaned heavily
anon the two .lows when the led him to his
corner, and be leoled when their support wns
withdrawn. Yet his si-iineo had through long
practice become an automatic thing with blm.
so that he stopped and hit with less powtr,
but with ns great net urncy as ovor. Kven now
a casual observer might havo thniighl that ho
had tho best of the battle, for the smith was
far tbo moro horrlbl marked, but there was
a wild staro In the west countryman's eos,
anil a strange calch In his breathing, which
told us that it i" not the mot dangerous blow
tvhich shows upon the surface. A liuiv cros"
buttock at the eud of tho thlrt-flrst round
boos, thu brealh from his bodv, and he camo
up for the thlrt-sccon tl with thu " imo jnitnt
gallantry ns iter, but with the dazed expres
sion nf a man whoso wind lias Is en utttrly
"He's got the roly-polle," criod Belcher.
"You have it nur own wa now."
" I'll vlght for it week vet." gasped Wilson.
"Damme, I llko his stle," criid siir John
Iavle. "So shifting, nothing sh. no hugging
nor hauling. It's a hamo to let him fight.
Take tho brave fellow awaj '"
"Take blm awa I Tako him away"' echoed
a hundred voices.
"I won't bu taken awa! Who dares sav
so'" cried Wilson, wh i was back after another
fall upon his second's knoe.
"Ills heirt won't "iilTer him to cry enough,"
said Oen. Fltrpatrlck. " s his pnt-on, Plr
Lothian, ou should direct tho spongn to bo
"You think hernn't win It"
"He Is hopelessly beat, sir."
"You don't know him. Mif'K a glutton of
tho first wator."
"A gamor man nover pulled his shirt off, hut
the other is too strong for him."
"W1I, sir, I bullovo ho can fight another ten
rounds." Ho half turned ns ho spoke, and I
saw him throw up his left arm with a singular
gesturo Into the air.
"Cut tbo ropes! Fair pla ! Walt till the
rain stops!" n nred a stt ntorlnn vnUolehlnd
me, and I saw that It tamo fioin the big man
alth a bottle.gnen nut. HI" i r was i signal.
for like ii thuudt rclnp them i.ime n hiinlitil
volies shouting ti cither, "1 nl' P .iv fir (,11111
cester! Hrcak the ring! Hienk tho ring!"
Jackson had called "Tlnin!" and tho two
mud-plastered men wero nlready upon their
feet, but the Interest hnd Hiiddonl changed
from tho fight tn thn audit me. Amu cession
of heaves from tbo back of the crowd had sent
a series of long ripples running through It, all
thu heads rwn ing ih thmitull in tbo one
dlrectinn like a wheatfleld In a squall. With
ever Impulsion tho osi Illation Increased, those
In front tnlng vnlnly to steady themselvis
sgalnst thu rushes from lit hi ml, until sud
denly thero camo a sharp snap, two tvhlto
stakes, with earth tllnglng to thuir points,
How lntn tin outi r rlnc, and a srri of pcoplo
dashed from tho solid wavu Ichlndwuro
thrown against tho line of I u tiers nut, Dnwn
enme tho long hursowlilps,swaid b the must
vigorous arms in Knglaiul, hut the vtim In rand
shouting v lotitns bail no mnncr scrambled
bat k a few ard from thu mirciless tut, be
foro a fresh charge from tho tear hurled tin 111
once morn Into the arms of tho prlvu lighters.
Many throw themselves down upon thu
turf and nllowed successive waves to juns ovtr
their bodies, whiln otht rs, iliivun wild !,
the blows, returned tin m with tin Ir hunting
1 rops and .valuing nines, iulthnn, as half
tho crowd strained tn Urn luft and half in thu
right In nvoltl tho pressum from behind, tlm
vast mans was suddculi lilt in tw tin. niul
thtougii lhe gap sur-icd tho lough full, ins
from behind, nil armed with limit d stli ki,
and olllng for "Fair pla nud I.Iiiiiii slir"'
'I heir dftei mined rush rnirled iho prln fight
era In foro tin m. the Inner ropes snapped llko
threads, and in nn Instant the ring was a
swirling, stethlng miss nf mines, whips nnd
(ticks falling nnd rlltterlng, while, fiuo to
fate, in the mlddlo nf all. so woilgid that thev
jould neither inhume unr rctrtnt, tho smith
and the west tout ti mini loiitinueil tholr
long-drawn battle, as oblivious ofthochiios
raging iiround them as two bulldogs would
havo lieu who had got each othei by thu
throat, Thn driving rain, thn cursing nnd
Berintrs of pain, tlio bvvs)i of thu blows,
tho elllng of orders and ndvlto, the
henv smell of Ihu dump f loth evirv
Incident of that rceno of 111 mil )iiuth
conns back to mo liuvv. In in old ago, at
clearly ns If It had hi en but istirdny
ItvvuuottuH) for us to obseivu 1111 thing at
tho tlmo. hnvvovir, fur wn wero ourselves In
the tnldst of thu frnntlo crowd, awa ing nbout
ami carried occasionally qullo nlf our tint,
but endtavorlng li kiep our plans behind
Jaikson ami Herkilev Craven, who, with
sticks nnd whips iniellng mil llnlr hums,
were Mill calling tlm rounds and suierin
funding the fight.
"Iho ring h broken'" shouted hlr Lothian
Hume. "I appeal to tho rt force' 'lhe light
la null and void."
"You villain!" cried my unolo, hotly. "This
Is vour doing.",
"You have already on account to answor for
with me," said Homo wtth his sinister sneer,
and js he spoke ho was swept br the rush ot
tho crowd Into my nncle's very arms. The two
men's faces wero not more than a few lnohos
apart, and Sir Lothian's bold eyes had to sink
bofore the lmierlous scorn which gleamed
tolillv In thoso of my uncle.
"Wo will settle our accounts, never fear,
though I degrade msolf by meeting such a
blackleg. hnt Is It. Craven?"
., "Wo shall havo to declaro a draw, Tregel
"My man has tho fight In hand."
I cannot help It. I cannot attend to mr
duties when every moment I am out over with
a whip or a Mick."
Jackson suddenly made a wild dash Into the
crowd, lut returned with empty hands and a
"Thc'vo stolen my timekeeper's watch," he
cried. "A little covo snatched It out of my
Mv unclo clapped his hand to his fob.
"Mlno has conn nlso." ho cried.
Draw It nt once or your mini will get hurt,"
snld Jieksnn. And wo saw that as tho un
daunted smith stood up to Wilson for another
round a dozen rough fellows wero clustering
round him with bludgeons.
"Do vuu consent to a draw, Sir Lothian
"And vou, 8lr Charles?"
"1 ho ring Is gone"
"That Is no fault of mine."
'Well, I sro no help for It, As refereo I
order that the men bo withdrawn and that the
stakes Iw returned tn their owners."
"A drawl A drawl" shrieked every one.
and thu crowd In an instant dispersed In every
direction, the pedestrians running to get a good
lead tinon thn London road, and the Corin
thians In search of their horses nnd carrlagos,
Hairlsnu ran over to Wilson's corner and
shook him bv tho hand.
"I hope I hnvo not hurt ou much."
"I'm hard put to It to stand. How are you?"
"My hfad'n slngtn' llko a kottle. It was tho
rain that helped me."
"Yus, I thought I hnd yon beaten one tlmo.
I nt v er w Ish a liettor battle."
"Sor mo, either. Oootl.bv."
And so thoso two bravo hrnrted follows made
their way iimld tbo joining roughs, llko two
wounded lions amid a pat k of wolves and
jackals. I say again thnt If the ring has fallen
low, it is not in the main thu fault of thn men
who hnvn dnno thn fighting, but It lies at the
door of ringside parasites and ruffians, who are
ns fai below- the honest pugilist as the welsher
ami Iho hint kleg are below tho nobln raco
horse which scrvus thum na a pretext for their
LI tr-FE ItOVAt..
Mv uncle wns liiimnnul anxious to get Harri
son to leil as snun as iMisslble. for tbo smith,
although In- laught d at bis own Injuries, had
noun the It sn Is en suvetely punished.
"Don't vou darn ever tn ask mv leavo to fight
again, Jat k Harrison," snld bis wife, as she
looked ruefiill a' his battered face. "Why,
it's worst) than when vou beat Hlaek Haruk.
ninl If It weren't for our topcoat I couldn't
swtnr vi u were thu man who led me to tho
altar. If the King of Kngland ask ou, I'll
never let vou do It moro "
"Voll. old hiss. I glvo my rtavy that I never
will. Ii's best that I leavo fightln' bofore
fl, hlln' ltavesme" Hu screwed up his face
us ho took u sup from fc'r Cbirles's brandy
llask. "It's fino lliiuor. Blr. but It gets Into
mv t ut lips mr si 1 ruel Wh . hcru's John Cum
mines of the I rlnr's Oak Inn, as I'm a sinner,
nnd soi kin' for a mad doctor, to Judge by the
look nf him,"
It was et rtalnl a most singular figure who
was nnprf aching us over tho moor. With
the flusl ed dii7ttl facn of n man who Is Just re
tuv trln-; trotu n rent Intoxication, tho land
lord vras tearing madi about, his hat gone,
and his hair mil li ml living i-i the wind. He
ran in little KigiiBs from nno knot of people
tn iinnthcr. while his peculiar appearance drew
a running fire- of wlttlil-ms ns ha went so that,
he romitiilid inn Irresistibly nf a snipe nklin
rrlnf along through a line of guns. Wo saw
him stop fur nn Insinnt b the v ellnw-barourho
and hand sunn thing tu Mr Lothian Hume.
'Ihen 1111 he tamo again, until at last catching
sight nf us he gave a 1 r nf Jo and ran for us
fuil speed, vv 1th a note held out at arm's length.
"You're nnlce inc. tun. John Cnmm.ngs,"
said Harris 111. rt prniithfull. "Didn't I tell
you not tn le a drop pass vour lips until ou
hail given our message to Mr Charles?"
"I fiti'ht to le pole-axed. I ought," ho
cried. In titter ret ent. nice. "I asked for you.
sir Charles, as I'm a Hvin' man I did. but you
weren't tin re, and what with loin' rn pleased
ut gettln' sin li .Mills vi hen I know Harrison was
coin" tn light an' what with the landlord at
tho Oenrgn viantln' mo to tr his own specials,
I b-t mv st.,jts go 1 It ar nwav from me And
now It's nnlv ifter the fight Is over that I see
vou Mi Charles, an' If vnu lav thnt whip over
mv bark It's nnlv what 1 tlesirve."
Hut mv unclo was paving nn attention what
ever to the voluble solf.rt prnaohes of the land
lord. He had opt nisi the note nnd wns read
ing it with n -light raising of tho oyebrows,
which wns almot tho very highest note In
his limited emotional gamut.
"What make ou of this, nephew?" he asked
handing il tn me
This Is what I read:
"-ill On mi - 1 iMfirttis- For Ood's sake
Pimm at nnrn when this reaches vnu to CllfTn
Itovnl, anil tarrj as little as possible upon the
.v iv Yon a 111 sic mi there, and 0U will hear
mm h vihlr-h 1 nncerns if.u tleepl. I pra ou
to 1 time as soon as mav bt , and until then I re
in 1I11 blm whom jnu know as
well, ncpluw'" nsKoti mv uncle.
"Wh , -ir 1 cannot mil whnt It may mean."
"Who gavi II to jou. Blrrah7"
"It was iiung Jim llnrri-on himself, sir."
said tho liiudlorii, "though Indeed I scarce
knew him nt first, for he lonknl like his own
elitist He was n men- that It should reach
Sou that he would not Itavn me until tho horse
wns harni'sr tl nnd I stjirttd upon mv- way.
Tin in was 010 nolo for vou and ono for blr
I ntblau Hume, and I wish to God he had
cliostn a In It. r mis-onger."
'Ibis Is a mj-torv Indtnl," said my uncle,
bending his brow-, nvi r tho note. "What
si mild bo be doing at that hnuso of 111 omen1
And wi dt t - hn sign himself 'blm whom ou
knew ns Jim Harrison' I! what oilier stylo
should I know him' Harrison. ou can throw a
light uihvii this. You, Mrs, Harrison, I see by
jou- fai e that vnu understand It,"
"Mi be vve tin, Mr Charles, but wo are plain
fnlk. mv Tack and I, and wo 211 as far as vve
see 11111 wn, and when wo don't sen our vine
anv longer, wn just stop Wo'io been goln'
this twentv lenr, but now we'll driw aside and
let our bitters git to the front, so If ou wish
to find wli it that not.i means, I can only
nilvl-o Oii to do whni ou are asked, and to
drive over to Cllffo ltoval, where ou will find
M umle put the nsto Into his pocket.
"I don't move until I hnvn seen OU safoly
In tho hands of the surgeon, Harrison."
"St vor mind for me. sir. The missus nnd
mo ran tlrivo down t" Crnwley In tho clg. and a
nrd of stlckln' plaster and a raw steak will
Bonn set me to rights."
Hut tn lint In wns by no meins to iio ner
suidtil. anil hn drovo tho pair Into Crnirlo -hi-
wife lu thuv.-r bo-ttiunitt r- whit h money
could piut-tire. I hi 11. after a hast lliiuheuii,
wn turned tho mares' heads fur the south
" I Id ends 111 connection with the ring,
m phew." sold mv uni le "I ixrceivn that
tin in Is nn pu-sibln mi ills bv which it tin bu
kt pt ptirn until roguer. I ham la en ciliated
mid bifnnltd, but a man barns wisdom nt
last, mid nt ver ngalu do I give countenance to
a nrl7u light."
Had I been older or less formidable I might havo
snld .vhnt was In in) heart and begged him to
glvo up other things also, to comn out. from
thoso shallow 1 Irclea In which he lived, and to
find roino work that was worth of his strong
brain nud his too.l heart. Hut tho thought
hud hiinllj fnrmtd ltsilf In rn mind lit fore
he liul tlropped his serious vein and was chat ting
nwa about siiiki new silver-mounted hnrness
which bo linen, lid to spring upon tho Mall,
and nbout tho matt h fur a thousand guineas
wiilih ho m nut tn imtko bitvteiu his fitly
r'theil 1 1 ta and Lord Done aster's famous three-itai-old
We hid uot as far ns hltenun's Oreen,
which is rather morn tlnin mlilwnv hetunen
Intuit1) Down and 1 rl ir'a Oak, when, lonk
lug baikward, I saw fariluwn thn road tlio
gliiini ol lhe -un Ukui 11 high, vtlluw rutrlage.
1 blr I iilhlan H111110 wis fulluwtiig us.
"Iiu iuin had thu samu burnm uis as vve. and
is bound fur tho miiiio dt stln illon," snld my
tiuile, glniiiiiig ninrhls shoulder at thu tils
taut bariiiiclie. "Wu am I oth limited at Cllffo
Hosal wo, the two survlvom of that blsck
business. And It IsJIni Harrison of nil ikiu
p!u who call-li-tin 10 Sephow. I havo hnd
an eventful life, but I fetl as If thu vcr) strang
est st eiiti ut It wi lu waiting for tnu among thoso
llo whipped up tho mart s, and now from
thu fiirvn nf tho road wo mud sen thu high
da'k ptiinnt'lt's ol thn old Manor Houso sh.'ot
iug up abuvt tlm am lent oaks Ahlili ring it
roiiiiii. Ilutsikht of it with Its IiIoihI. stained
and ghost bli-tnl lepiilatlon would In itself
havo bun inoiigh tn send a thrill through my
turves, hut win 11 tho words of iu utiilemndn
mn siithli nl) rcallu that this strange, sum.
limns was iniliul fur the tun men who wero
coiicertiul In that old world fngodv, and that
It was thn p!n)mati of 111) )tmth who hnd sent
It, i caught mv bruitli ns 1 nt 1 1111 tl vaguely tn
1 mil a gllmpso nf sjiuu porti nt ions thing for
ming Itself lu from of us, 'llm 1 listed gatis
bttwuii thu 1 riimblln hcralilhi plllam weru
fiilded batk, and 111) initio III, sere, I tho mares
liiipiticntl) ns wn flow up thu vvoad-grtiwii
av 1 nm', until he pulled them 1111 thilr linum boa
1 1, foro the time blolt lit d steps, lhe fiont
ill 111 was op' 11 ami Hov Jim was waiting thure
tu tuoit u
Hut it was a tHiTnrcut Hoy Jim from nlm
whom I bad known ninl loved, 'Ihornwaaa
ibaiign In him somen hero, a change so marked
thai it wiiN the first tiling that I noticed, and
vet so siibtlt thai I 1 tmltl not pi,t words tn It.
lln was mil belter iliissul than nf old, for I
will knew tbo old Irown suit thnt he wore,
hn vuc not less i ninety, for Ida tiainitig had
left him llio it'll mod, I uf what a man should
In iiil ut tlit'ti was 11 1 Iiiiiilo, 11 tiimh of
dlutiiti In III. expression, a si gge tlonnf 11111.
title tu t in tin In firing wlili h sit uuil now- that
I, wiikMitiplii d tu be the nut' thing whitli had
lu en iiiediil Pi glvo blm linimi.ii) anil finish,
boirieliow. In spltn of his prowess, his old
school 'lame of "Hoy" had flung very natu
rally to him, until that Instant when I saw
him standliii In bis self-contained and uuig.
nincn manhoou tn th Wf,?;fi iwj
plent boos- A. woman stood' beside) hlj. ill5''
her hand renting upon his Aouldw. svadl , ? 5t ,
that It was Miss Hlntoij of AnsterCpwrj. , H
"You remember me. Blr Charles TTegelllsf gk
said she. coming forward, M we spTt-ng dorm ,
rvudoYo'oked hard alb.r with pulc4 , jj
'"""l do not think thatlhaTO tho prlTfleg. J 't
madam. And yet -" . , t,V,i
"Polly Hlnton of the naymMkefc .Ton ,vv V 1
surely oannot have fortrotten Pollf "h-ton." , j -
' Forgotten I Why. we have mourned forrotl ,
In Fop's alloy for more years than I ears to if.
think of. Dut what In the name of won ,A ,yi , 1 ,
d"7was privately marrlod. and T trtrr .- r .,' J
from the stage. I want you to fonrlys ma ot" , ,
for taking Jim away from you last night.' , , t , ,) AM'
"It was you. then?" . .. ,, iEj
"I had a stronger claim" even than you poulfj I i,
have. Yon were his patron. I was hli mother. -jj
Sho drew his head down to hers as "ho spoke. ,t ', .
anil thero, with their cheeks togethor. woro -J
the two faces, the ono stamped with the wan. , yi ;
Ing beauty of womanhod, the other wtth t-s. er t t JJff
waxing strength nf man. and yet. so alike in , , MIS
tho dark eyes, tho bluo-hlak half, and th; fl , ;.
broad whlto I row. that I marvelled that I had fl I h
never read her secret on the first day that I ' 5 ( 4
had seen them together. ."Yes," she cried. "j 111
"ho Is mr own boy, and he saved mo from J if
what Is worse than death, as rour nephew h 'till
Ilodney oould Ull you. Yet -nr lloj wer; t. - -c-'. 1'
sealed, and It was only last night that l oould c-l.l4J.SM m Ji !'
tell him tbnt It was his mother whom hp had . Mj V
brought back by his gentleness, and his ptv"' - fll I
Uennn Into the swentnoss of life." . ... ' V "d''?J
"Hush, mother." snld Jim, turning his liny ( "tip,
to her cheek. "There aro some things whlob, j! , h
are between ourselves. Hut tell mo, Blr T'3f
Charles, how went the fight?" ..... J ,1
"Your unclo would havi won It. but th ,K J'1''
rottchs tn-oko tho ring.". ...... AM '.
"He Is no unclo of mlno. Blr Charles, hut ha F" "ilj!,
has been the best nnd truest friend both to ma ,( ,
and my father that ever the world could afford. -u V'i ;!
I only know nno as true." !m pnntlnuod. taking i,l
meby thn hand, "and dear old Ilodney Htone Is ,k"
his name. Hut I trust ho was not mna f ?,
"A week or two will set him right. Hut I . ' - k f
cannot pretend to undorsinnd how this matter J T " 'til .
stands, and you must allow me to sny thnt I !'' jrf ;
havo not heard vou advanco anything yet v r lit)
which seems to Justify you In abandoning your , , H, 1
oncagnments at n moment's notice." ill1
"Come In. SlrCharlns. nnd I am convinced 1 tj'i I
that vnu will ncknnwlodgo that I could not . I",', j
have done otherwise. Hue hore, if I mistake ;i,, -.
not. Is Plr Lothian Hume." ,
Tho yellow barouche had swung Into tho aro. - "V it -
nue. and a few moment" later tho wenrv. pant ' ; It j
Ing horses had pulled up behind our curricle. fill
Sir Lnthlan sprang out, looking as black as n - 'ill
thtinderclnutl. v i3i'
"-Uav whoro you are, Corcoran." said ho. and ,-v". Ifjal
I caught Aglln.pse of a bottle green coat which ivl kl9H
told mn who wns his travelling companion. t y jH
"Woll," hn continued, looking round him with ,f C lH
an Insolent stare, "I Bhnuld vastly llko to TV" w K iHbH
know who has the Insolonco to glvo me so pK p. 5 p IH
Ing nn Invitation to vlit my own houso, ana -j '-M
what In tho dovll you moan by daring totres , , If WKM
pass upon my grounds." BIMB
"I promlso you that) ou will understand this ,? IkJHI
and a good deal more beforn wo part. Sir Lo- f ltvlB
thlan," said Jim. with a curious smile plft)lntr f h STB
over his face. "If you will follow me, I will ( ; ?
endeavor to mako It all clear to vou." 4Jfl
With his mother's hand In his own be led ns
Into tbnt Ill-omened room where the cards r -rifl
wero still heaped upon thn sideboard, and tbo jaBH
dark shadow lurked in the corner of the celling. iStltIV
"Now, Blrrnh. )our explanation!" crlod Sir StJvitH
Lothian, standing, wtth his arms folded, br 1: i'lrB
the door. BSlM
"My first explanation I owe to yon, Blr P
Charles." said -Tlm, and as I listened to his '-!-
volro and noted his manner I could not but ad 'P-wJiH
mlro the effect srhlch the company of her ? (?'
whom he now knew to be his mother had had 1 If I'M
upon a rudn sountry lad. "I wish to tell you, Vk Vfi m
what net urred last night " s.3JB
"I will tell It for you. Jim." said his mother. 3liB
"You must know. Sir Charles, that though mr l"-3i
son knew nothing of his parents, we wore both j SmU
alive, nnd had never lost sight of him. For 1 'si
my part. I let htm have his own wav In going 111-H
to London and taking up this challenge. It v 4'lsi'fl
was nnl) yesterday that It came to the ears nf lUlRl
his father, who would have none if It Hn StaH
was In tho weakost health, and tits wishes worn liCH
not to be gnlnsald. Unordered me lo go r. t. KiIBB
once and tn bring his son to his side I wns nt IStflH
my wits' end. for I was sure that Jim would ulH
nevercome unless a substitute were provided tMH
for htm. I went to tho kind, good couplowho Iffjsl
had brought him up, and I told them how mat StH
tcrs stood. llal
"Mrs Harrison loved Jim as If bn hod been slH
her own son, nnd her husband loved mine, fo rll
they enme to m) help, and ma) Ood bless them 1.11
for their kindness to a distracted wifo ana fllH
mother! Harrison would take Jim's place it itfjH
Jim would go to his father. Then I drove to (pll
Crawlo). I found out whit h was Jim's mom, irsH
nnd I spoko to him through tho window, for t jfl
wis sure that those who hail backed htm would : H
not let him gn. I told htm that I was hln 1' jlH
mother I told him who was his father. I iV'sH
said that I had my phaeton ready, ami that he iV'tBH
might. Tor all I knew, bo onlv In time tn re- SA1EH
ceive the dv Ing blessing of thnt parent whom slial
he had nover known. Still the boy wnuld not lildH
go until ho had my assurance that Harrison .ji?- . ifsiW
would take his place." . mr'B
"Wh) did he not leave a message with Bel. j fB
chor'r" 1 VjBj
"My heatl was In a whirl. SlrChr!os. To i sBl
find n father and a mntner. a ne- nama and a -
new rank In a few minutes, might turn a IsbVI
stronger brain than ever mine was. My 1
mother becg.d me tn comn with her, and I f flVJ
went. The phaeton was waiting, but wn bad ltwfll
scarcely ftorted when aomn fellow- seized th K'H
horse's head and a couple of ruffians attacked ''.J
us. One of them I beat over the head with the rH
butt of tho whip, so that he dropped the cudgel flB
with which be was about to slrlko me: then. 'SH
lahing the horse, I shook off thn others and frVVa
got safely awa). I cannot Imagine who ther g9S
were or wh) the) should moiesi us." "
"Perhaps sir Lothian Hume could tell you," -1'H
saitl my uncle. ViBH
Our enem) said nothing, but his little gray - 'SH
eyes sllu round with a most murderous glancs -j tVH
In our direction. fjfl
"After I hnd come here and seen my father iiU
I wentdnwn " ..'
My unclo stopped him with a cry of astonish- 1 JJ
"Whnt did you say, )oung man? You cams .
hem and nu saw )our father? Here at lit
Cllffn Hoval" n
"Yes, fir." iWj
My uncle had turned very pale. vS
"In Ood's name tell us who your father Is. v 5
Jim made no nnwer. save to point jver ont ' . 5i
shoulders, und glancing round we became) rilm
avvam that two penplo had entered the room 'I'M
through the door which led lo the bedroom t 3
dair. The one I recognized In an Instant. Thnt f -fi
Impassive ma'k-like face and demure manner j
couhl only belong to Ambrose, tlie for- is
mcr valet of my uncle, Tlm other wns a very iffl
different and even more singular figure1. Ho t ,S
was a tall man, ciad In n dnrk dressing 1 ', V6
frown, leaning heavily upon a stick. His iVj-;
ong. bloodless countenance was so thin and so vt
whim that It cavo the strangest Illusion of ' m
transparency. Only within tho folds of a a
shroud have I ever seen so wan a face. Tho S
brindled hair and the rounded back gave tha ji!
Impression of advanced nee, and It was onlv J
the dark brows and tho bright, alert eyes s" ,, Li-1
glancing nut from beniath them which mad 1 JJ
me doubt whether It wn nnlly on oldman x " jl
vv ho stood liefnrn us. in
There wns an Instant nf sllnnce. broken by 'H
a tltep nath from blr Ixithinti Hume. S-
"Lnnl Avon, b) titul!" ho t rhd, g
"Ver) much nt vour servieo. gentlemen, ';
answeroel tho figure 111 tho dressing gown. t jjj
a't) he fvmtinticd. StMt
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"That Item I read In The Sun about thebt- m
cycle and dogs," said a wheelman. M recalled to '$$M
my mind an Incident at the last Westminster 'BU
Kennel Club show. The winner in the open ' fiifl
class for greyhound", Mrs. William W. Ureen's ,'iEjl
Puck, had been bought for S.'S from a street vend- Kftfl
ertn tho Twcnt) -third "treot shopping district. tlH
lhe young dog was a good sort, and, although 1 fir jl
breeder and pedigree were unknown, showed ivfrPjl
tbo proper point A friend of Mrs, Oreen titted ' .Miijl
thetligfur tho show bv dall) runs after tho bl- f," hjyjM
ocle, and vvhun the judge passed from con- I ,!;
feirinatlon tn muscular condition, tho greyhound , ' j'SJJJ
passul with high honors, lor ho wns as hard as 4 titiafl
nails, and could not bedonled thn blue ribbon. &&IJS1
1 his Is one rnso where thu blc)cioand the dog ' MSJJj
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