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Enid Maitland. a frank. free and utn
spoiled young Pliiladelphla girl. Is ta; -n
to the Colorado mountains by her uni le
Robert Maitland James Armrstrtn
Maitland's protege, falls in love with her
Hlis persistent wooing thrills the girl. but
she hesitates, and Armstrong goeC east
on business without a defnl!ite answer
Enid hears the story of a mining engi
neer. Newbold. whose wife fell off a cliff
and was so seriously hurt that he was
compelled to shoot her to prevent her be
ina eaten by wolves while he went for
help Kirkby. thi old guide who telse th'
story, gives Enid a package of letters
whh h he says were found on the dead
woman's body. She reads the letters and
at Klrkhy's request keeps them While
bathing in mountain stream Enid is at
tacked by a bear. which is mysteriously
shot. A storm adds to the girl's terror
A sudden deluge transform brook into
raging torrent, which sweeps Enid Into
gorge, where she is rescued by a moun
tain hermit after a thrilling experience.
Campers In great confusion upon discov
ing Enid's absence when the storm
br"aka. Maitland and Old Kirkby go In
se',rch of the girl. Enid discovers that
her ankle is sprained and that she is un
able to walk. Her mysterious rescuer
carries her to his c(amp. Enid goes to
sleep in the strange man's bunk. Miner
cooks breakfast for Enid. after which
they go on tour of inspection. The her
mit tells Enid of his unsuccessful attempt
to find the Maitland campers. He admints
that he Il also from Philadelphia.
Entering the main room. he led her
gently to one of the chairs near the
table and immediately thereafter light
ed the fire which he had taken the
precaution to lay before his departure
It had been dark In the cabin, but the
fre soon filled it with glorious light
She watched him at his task and as
he rose from the hearth questioned
"Now tell me," she began, "you
"First your supper, and then the
story." he answered, turning toward
the door of the other room.
"No." pleaded the girl, "can't you
see that nothing is of any importance
to me but the story? Did you find the
"I found the place where it had
"Wbhee it had been!"
"There wasn't a single vestige of it
left That whole pocket, I knew It
well, had been swept clean by the
"But Kirkby, and Mrs. Maltland
"They weren't there."
"Did you search for them?"
"But they can't have been drowned."
she exclaimed piteously
"f0 course not," he began reassur
ingly "Klrkby is a veteran of these
"Hut do you know him ?" queried the
girl in great surprise.
"1 did once," said the man, flushing
darkly at his admission. "I haven't
seen him for five years'"
So that was the measure of his Iso
lation, thought the woman, keen for
the slightest evidence as to her corn
panion's history, of which, by the way.
he meant to tell her nothing
"Well?" she asked, breaking the
"Kirkby would certainly see the
cloud burst coming and he would take
the people with him In the camp up on
the bogback near it. It is far above
the flood line: they would be quite safe
"And did you look for them there?'
'1 did. The trail bad been washed
out, but I scrambled up and found un
disputed evidence that my surmtlne
was correct. I haven't a doubt that
all who were in the camp were saved "
"Thank God for that," said the girl
freatly relieved and comforted by his
reassuring words. "And Robert Malt
.and and the rest on the mountain,
what do you think of them?"
"I am sure that they must have
escaped, too. I don't think any of
them bave suffered more than a thor
ough drenching in the downpour and
that they are all safe and perhaps on
their way to the settlements now "
"But they wouldn't go back without
searching for me. would they?" cried
"Certainly not. I suppose they are
searching for you now."
"Walt." said the man. "You start
ei down the canon, you told every
body you were going that way Thei
aturally searched in that direction
they hadn't the faIlntest Idea that you
were going up the river.
"No." admitted Enid. "that is true
1 did not tell anyone I didn't dream
of going up the canon when I started
out In the morning. It was the result
ot a sudden impulse."
"God bless that-" burst out the
man, and then be checked himself,
hlshdng again darkly.
What had be been about to say?
The question fashed across his own
mind and into the woman's mind at
the same time when she heard the
incompleted sentence; but she, too
checked the question that rose to her
"This Is the way I gure It," con
tinued the man hurriedly to cover up
his confusion. "They fancy them
selves alone in these mountains,
which. save for me. they are; they be
lieve you to have gone down the can
on. Klrkby with Mrs. Maitland and
the others waited on the ridge until
Mr. Malitland and his party jolned
them. They couldn't have saved very
ntch to eat or wear from the camp.
they were miles from a settiepent;
they probably divided Into two parties.
the larger with the woman and chtii
dren started for home, the second
west down the canoa searchin for
youar dead bodly!"
"And had it net been for you." cried
the Irl. tmplvs; . "they ha rouand
4-3Ortlt'at n t.h e a service
in , ammYwr t* Smdums lr.
*I sfll think sepueth mm
ly; up or down, they believed you tt
have been in the canon when thi
c!oud burst, therefore there was onl]
one place and one direction to searc;
"And that was?"
"'Down the canon?'
"'What did you do then?"
"I went down the cninon myself.
thnk I saw evidence that some one
had preceded me, too."
"Did you overtake them?"
"Certainly not, they traveled as
rapidly as I;: they must have startet
early in the morning and they hac
several hours the advantage. of me." '
"But they must have stopped some
where for the night and-"
"Yes." answered the man: "If I hat
only myself to consider, I should have
pressed on through the night ant
overtaken them when they camped.'
"You made me premise to returr
here by nightfall. I don't know wheth
er I should have obeyed you or not.
kept on as long as I dared and still
leave myself time to get back to yot
She had no idea of the desperate
speed he had made to reach her whli
it was still daylight.
"If you hadn't come when you did
I should have died," cried the girl im
petuously. "You did perfectly right
I don't think I am a coward; I hope
not. I never was afraid before, but-'
"Don't apologize or explain to me
It's not necessary; I understand ev
erything you feel. It was only because
I had given you my word to be bach
by sunset that I left off following theli
trail. I was afraid that you mighi
think me dead or that something had
"I should. I did," admitted the girl
"It wasn't so bad during the day time.
but when the sun went down and you
did not come I began to imagine eb.
"rything. I saw myself left alone here
in these mountains. .helpless, wound
ed, without a human being to speak
to. I could not bear it."
"But I have been here alone fot
five years," said the man grimly.
"That's different. I don't know why
you have chosen solitude, but I-"
"You are a woman," returned the
other gently, "and you have suffered,
that accounts f^r everything."
"Thank you." said Enid, gratefully.
"And I am so glad you came back to
"Back to you." reiterated the man,
and then he stopped If he bad al
lowed his heart to speak he would
have said, Back to you from the very
ends of the world "But I want you to
believe that I honestly did not leave
the trail until the ultimate moment."
"1 do believe it;" she extended her
hand to him. "You have been very
good to me, I trust you absolutely."
Anil for the second time be took
that graceful, dainty, aristocratic
hand in his own larger, stronger, firm
er grasp His face flushed again; un
der other circumstances and in other
days perhaps he might have kissed
that hand As it was he only held
it for a moment and then gently re
"And you think they are searching
for me?" she asked
"I know It. I am sure of what I
myself would do for one I love---I
loved. I mean, and they-"
"And they will find me?'
The man shook his head.
"I am afraid they will be convinced
that you have gone down with the
flood. Didn't you have a cap or-"
"Yes," said the woman. "and a
sweater. The bear you shot covered
the sweater with blood. I could not
put it on again."
As she spoke she flushed a glorious
crimson at the remembrance of that
meeting, but the man was looking
away with studied care. She thanked
him in her heart for such generous
and kindly consideration
"They will have gone down the
stream with the rest, and it's Just pos
sible that the searchers may find
them. the body of the bear, too. This
river ends in a deep mountain lakre
and I think it is going to snow; it
will be frozen hard tomorrow."
"And they will think me-there?"
"I am afraid so."
"And they won't come up here?"
"It is scarcely possible."
"Oh!" exclaimed the woman faintly
at the dire possibility that she might
not be found.
"I took an empty bottle with me."
said the man. breaking tbe silence, "'in
which I had enclosed a paper saying
that you were here and safe, save
for your wounded foot, and giving
direction how to reach the place.
I built a carlm of rocks in a shel
t'red nook In the valley where
your camp had been pitched and left
the tightly corked bottle wedged on
top of it. If they return to the camp
they could scarcely fail to see it"
"Il:ut if they don't go back there."
"'Well. It was just a chance."
"And if they don't find me?"
"You will have to stay here for a
while; until your foot gets well
enough to travel, anyway," returned
the man, evasively
"But winter is coming on; you said
the lake would freeze tonight and if it
"It will snow."
The woman stared at him appalled.
"And i that case-"
"I am afraid." was tie slow reply,
"that yo will have to stay here."
He hesitated the h# oe her white,
still fac-"afl winter," he added dia
"My oGa." emabimed fhe iut.
"la,s mth year
hJlately, , lh S the
truth. I can make my way to the set
tlements now or later, but it will be a
journey of perhaps a week. There will
be no danger to me. but you will have
to stay here. You could not go with
me. If I am any judge you couldn't
possibly use your foot for a mountain
journey for at least three weeks, and
by that time we shall be snowed in
as effectually as if we were within
the arctic circle. But if you will let
me go alone to the settlement I can
bring back your uncle, a women to
peep you company, before the trails
re impassible Or enough men to
make it practicable to take you
through the canons and down the
trails to your home again. I could not
do that alone even If you were well.
In the depth of winter "
The girl shook her head stubbornly.
"A week alone in these mountains
and I should be mad." she said deci
sively. "It isn't to be thought of."
"It must be thought of," urged the
man. "You don't understand It is
either that or spend the winter here
The woman looked at him steadily.
"And what have I to fear from you?"
"Nothing, nothing, as God is my
witness." protested the other; "but
"The world," said the woman reflec
tively. "I don't mean to say that It
means nothing to me, but It has cause
enough for what it would fain say
now." She came to her decision swift
ly "There is no help for it," she
continued. "we are marooned"-sbe
smiled faintly as she used the old
word of tropic Island and southern
sea-"together. You have shown me
that you are a man and a gentleman.
In God and you I put my trust When
A a e
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"And Who Is Jame Armstrong?
my foot gets well. if you can teach me
to walk on snow shoes and it is pos
sible to get through the passes, we
will try to get back; if not. we must
"The decision is yours." said the
man. "and yet I feel that I ought tb
point out to you how-"
"I see all that you see," she inter
rupted. "I know what is in your
mind. It is entirely clear to me. We
can do nothing else "
"So be it. You need have no appre
hension as to your material comfort;
I have lived in these mountains for a
long time. I am prepared for any
emergency. I pass my time in the
summer getting ready for the winter
There is a cave, or recess rather, be
hind the house which, as you see. is
bdilt against the rock wall. and It is
filled with wood enough to keep us
warm for two or three winters; I have
an ample supply of provision and
clothing for my own needs You will
need something warmer than that you
wear." he continued.
"Havet 'e needle. thread and cloth?"
"Everything." was the prompt an
"Then I shall not suffer."
"Are you that wonder of wonders."
asked the man,. smiling lightly. "an
educated woman who knows how to
"It is a tradition in Philadelphia."
aaswered the girl. "that her daughters
should be expert needlewomen."
"Oh. ye ma from Philadelphia."
"Yes. ae yma"
Ahe threw the ,uasetd at him so
deftly sad s telekly that she caught
him aVre sa O his uard a ass
-M *inSkble M hern
"Baltimore," he answered before he
thought, and then bit his lip. He had
determined to vouchsafe her no infor
mation regarding himself, and here she
had surprised him into an admission
in the 'first blush of their acquaint
ance, and she knew that she had tri
umphed for she smiled in recogn'iton
She tried another tack.
"Mr. Newbold," she began at a ven
ture, and as it was five years sitce he
had heard that name, his surprise at
her knowledge, which after all was
very simple, betrayed him a third
time. "We are like stories I have
read, people who have been cast away
on desert islands and-"
"Yes," said the man, "but no cast
aways that I have ever read of have
been so bountifully provided with ev
erything necessary to the comfort of
life as we are. I told you I lacked
nothing for your material welfare, and
even your mind need not stagnate."
"I have looked at your books al
ready," said the woman, answering
This was where she had found his
name, he realized.
"You will have this room for your
own use and I will take the other for
mine," he continued.
"I am loath to dispossess you."
"I shall be quite comfortable there,
and this shall be your room excluive
ly except when you bid me enter, as
when I bring you your meals. I shall
hold It Inviolate."
"IBut," said the woman, "'there maust
be an equal division of labor. I must
do my share."
"There isn't much to do in the win
ter except to take care of the burros,
keep up the fire and prepare what we
have to eat."
"I am afraid I should be unequal to
outdoor work, but In the rest I must
do my part."
He recognized at once that idleness
would be Irksome.
"So you shall," he assented heartily,
"when your foot is well enough to
make you an effcient member of our
"Thank you. and now-"
"Is there anything else before I get
"You think there is no hope of their
searching for me here?"
The man shook his head.
"If James Armstrong had been In
the party." she said reflectively. "I am
sure he would never have given up."
"And who is James Armstrong. may
I ask?" burst forth the other bluntly.
"Why he-l--he is a friend of my
uncle and an-acquaintance of my
"Oh." said the man shortly and
gloomily, as he turned away.
Enid Maitland had been very brave
in his presence, but when be went out
she put her head down on her arms
on the table and cried, softly to her
self. Was ever a woman Ia such a
predicament, thrown Into the arms of
a man who had established every con
ceivable claim upon her gratitude,
forced to live with him shut up In a
two-room log cabin upon a losely
mountain range, surrounded by lefty
and Inaccessible peaks, pierced by ter
rific gorges soon to be Impasble
from the snows? She had read many
stories of castaways. from Charles
Reade's famous 'Tool Play" downu
more modern iastances, but to the
oases there had always bees ap island
mpaatively large over, which to
amp with privacy. seldasim, eaoete
nity for withdrawal; bright heavens,
balply breezes, idyllic conditions.
Here were two uplifted from the earth
upon a sky-piercing mountain. They
would have had more range of aetion
and more liberty of motion if they
had been upon a derelict in the ocean.
And she realised at the same time
that in all those stories the two cast
:aways always loved each other. Would
it be so with them? Was it so? And
again the hot flame within outvred the
fire of the hearth as the blood rushed
to the smooth surface of her cheek
What would her father say if he
could know her position, what would
the world say, and above all what
would Amn.etrong say. It cannot be
denied that her thoughts were terri
bly and overwhelmingly dismayed,
and yet that despair was not without
a certain relief. No man had ever so
interested her as this one. What was
the mystery of his life, why was he
there, what had he meant when he
had blessed the Idle impulse that had
sent her into his arms?
Her heart throbbed again. She llft
ed her face from her hands and dried
her tears, a warm glow stole over her
and once again not altogether from
the fire Who and what was this
man? Who was that woman whose
picture he had taken from her? Well.
she would have time to find out. And
meantime the world outside could
think and do what it pleased. She
sat staring into the fire light, seeing
pictures there, dreaming dreams. She
was as lovely as an angel to the man
when he came back Into the room.
The Woman's Heart
That upper earth on which they
lived was covered with a thick blank
et of snow. The lakes and pools were
frozen from shore to shore. The
mountain brooks, if they fowed at al,.
ran under thick arches of ice. The
deepest canons were well nigh impas
sible from huge drifts that sometimes
almost rose level with the tops of the
walls. In every sheltered spot great
banks of white were massed. The
spreading branches of the tall pine
trees in the valleys drooped under
heavy burdens of snow. Only here
and there sharp gaunt peaks were
swept clean by the fierce winter
winds and thrust themselves upward
In Icy air, naked and bare. The cold
was polar in its bitter Intensity
The little shelf or plateau jutting
out from the mountain side upon
which the lonely cabin stood was shel
tered from the prevailing winds, but
the house itself was almost covered
with the drifts. The constant fre
roaring up the huge stone chimney
had melted some of the snow at the
top and it had run down the slanting
roof and formed huge icicles on what
had been the eaves of the house. The
man had cut away the drifts from
doors and windows for light and lib
erty. At first every stormy night
would fill his laborious clearings with
drifting snow, but as it became, pack
ed down and frozen solid be was able
to keep his various ways open without
a great deal of difculty. A little
work every morning and evening suf
Every day he Iad to go down the
mountain stairway to the bottom of
the pocket to feed and water the bur
ros. What was a quick and simple
task in milder, warmer seasons somet
times took him a half a day under the
present rigorous conditions. And the
wuman never saw him start out In
the storm without a sinking heart and
grave apprehension. On his return to
the cabin half frozen, almost spent
Hippo Ate a Mince Pie
But Bill Snyder, the Keeper, SaidM the
Confection Was Wasted on
It Is throwing money away, accord
lag to Bill Snyder. head keeper of the
Central park menagerie, to feed a
bippo on pies, especially on the mnlce
variety. This observation by the
keeper was elicited after he had
tossed a beautiful mince pie Into the
yawnting mouth of Miss Murphy. one
of the hlppose i the menagerie.
The hippo had been promised the
pie by a man on the upper West side
fully a week ago. He said he wanted
"the kids" to have a laugh. Wheo
Miss Murphy gulped the pie down
yesterday more than a score of per
sons, as well as "the kids," taaghed.
It was a conventional SO cent pi,
but Miss Murphy looked more impor
tant than 30 cents when she began to
crush the delicacy to her ooesawing
jaws. According to the man whro car
rted the pie to the menagerie he had
soaked it well to brandy. He was a
companled by two lads.
Snyder tickled the hippo.' ebh with
the edge of the pie. and as she opened
her mouth, he seat the whole thintg In
at ooce. as if it were a straw hat
"Some bugs toin this townl" said the
keeper. "A woman came here yeter
day and wanted to know If she could
get a permit to give the ioons atnip."
-New York Tribae.
Sobserve that the tavee aof
Terre Haute are indulstag a a me.
troversy over the proper ve date
ot the name of their fair eity." said
the eommerelal traveler. "Some Insist
Upon the good old emoe favored
Terry Hut,' wheB mors ealtured
.sctag brum at ge tuaiga
and exhausted, she ever welcomed him
with eager gratitde and atisfaction
which would shine in her eyes, throb
in her heart and tremble upon her
lips, control it as she might. And he
thought It was well worth all the trou
ble and hardships of his task to be so
greeted when he came back to her.
Winter had set in unusually early
and with unprecedented severity. Any
kind of winter in the mountains
would have amazed the girl. but even
the man with his larger experience
declared he had never before known
such sharp and sudden cold, or such
deep and lasting snows. His daily
records had never shown such low
temperatures nor had his observation
ever noted such wild and furious
storms as raged then and there it
seemed as if Nature were wer a eo
spiracy to seal up the mountains and
all they contained, to make ingress
and egress alike impossible
A month had elapsed and Enid's
foot was now quite well. The man
had managed to sew up her boot
where the knife had cut it and as
though the Job was a clumsy ena the
result was a usable shoe. It s au
tonishing the comfort she took when
she first put It on and discarded for
good the shapeless woolen stocking
which had covered the clumsy band
age happily no longer necessary. Al
though the torn and bruised member
had healed and she could use it with
care, her foot was still very tender
and capable of sustaining no violent
or long continued strain. Of neces
sity she had been largely conaned to
the house, but whenever it had Deen
possible he had wrapped her in his
great bear skin coat and had helped
her out to the edge of the cliff for
a breath of fresh air.
Sometimes he would leave her
there alone, would perhaps have left
her alone there always had she not
Imperiously required his company.
Insensibly she had acquired the hab
It-not a diflcult one for a woman to
fall into-of taking the lead in the
small affllairs of their circumscribed
existence. lnd he had acquiesced in
her domindnce without hesitatioo or
remonstrance. It wa she who or
dered their dally walk and converse
tion. Her wishes were consulted
about everything; to be sure no great
range of choice was allowed them, of
liberty of action or freedom In the
constraints with which nature bound
them, but whenever there was any
selection she made it.
The man yielded everything for her
and yet he did it without in any way
derogating from his self-respect or
without surren4erlng his natural Il
dependence. The womean Instinctive
ly realized that in any great crisli is
any large matter, the deternminaole
of which would naturally effet their
present or their future, their happin
ess, welfare life, he would assert him
self, and his assertion would be un.
questioned and unquestionable by her.
There was a delightful satisfaction
to the woman In the whole situation.
She had a woman's desire to lead In
the smaller things In life, and yet
craved the woman's consciousness
that in the great emergencies she
would be led, in the great battles she
would be fought for, in the great dai
gers she would be protected. in the
great perils she would be saved.
There was rest comfort, Joy and sati
'action In these thoughts.
The strengt. of the man she mas
tered was estimate of her own power
and charm. There was a great, sweet.
voiceless, unconscious flattery In his
deference of which she could sot be
(TO Bn CONTIMNUED.)
declare it should be Tearts-Hot,'
and still others prefer TemrHautsy.'
"1 use oportunltles for extensive
trouble in this discussion What It
other place whitch have mitered by
rank Anglicslang Is their names should
follow the example of the Indiana
town? The result would be a ltnsg
Istic Donnybrook. Consider the por
sibllties of these common methods oe
"Baton Rouge, Batten Rugs; Belle
fountain., Belfountaai; Boe,. Boys;
Charlerol, Charley Roy; Des Moles,
Dee-moie; Detroit. De-etroft; De
bols, Duboys; Fond du L[A, Ibadelak;
Ollipollts. Oal-poliso ; Mentpeiler
Montpeeller. and Prairie du Chias
Wonderful lan d.
New Zealand has one of the mot(
marvelous and phenomenal Islads I
the world. It is situated I the Bay
of Plenty sad is ealled White Island,
and eonssts mainly of sulphur mised
with gypsum and a frw ether minerals.
Ovr the Island, wheh Is about three
mile tIn creumferese sand rises over
80 feet abeve the sea, there eouet
ualy sots as tmmesse loled ofva
par, often attalnag an altitude of
10,0M feet. In the cster is a balling
lake of scd--ebarged water, eoverlng
0 aeors pad sr.oeneds with biow
holb from which steam sad sulphar
ors umes ar emitted with lest
ohree mad sle. With ere a beat
oau be anvtgated en the las.
whet deo Y eo ta in or m e
so stmer asb" sb.
le ieomgts,' ýr ed Then.
*Ih an a awr n sdes
'UBLIC OFFICE. A PU
"The place should seek the
"This is a truth abiding;
And should it come in searek
I will not go in hiding."
CRUST COVERED BABY"
632 Brunswick St. Bal
"My baby's face broke out ti
which after bathing would
form scabs until his head
were completely covered w
and his hair all fell out. k
and would not sleep. Ea.
spread until his entire face
were covered with weeping
tried several prescriptions,
fnd any relief. Then I delp
Cuticura Soap and Ointmeat.
"After using them two ae
times the sores dried up a"a
half dozen applications alt
ment disappeared. In less
weeks thl sores and scales
pletely gone, aend baby's
smooth and clear as when be
born. Cuticura Soap and
cured him." (Signed) M.s
Stejnwedel, Jan. 14 1912.
Cutlcura Soap and Ol
throughout the world. 8a
freo, with I2-p. Skin Book.
card "Cuticura. Dept. L.
Matrimony in Austrsi.
Bridegrooms In Australia,
ranged from sixteen to
years of age, and the
the youngest bride was
the oldest eighty-two. One
seventy-seven marrled a girl
een. It is nat surprising (
that more marriages were
from the country than ever
CASTORIA, a safe and sure
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