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iiiE IUO DAILY lii'l.l.FriN, FRIDAY, MARCH 22,-1872
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riiHi or Till 1UILT IH'LltTM
U. i re.k, bj cnnicr,
Une year by ,trHT,lnlvjne
,b miatn bj i.i'ill,
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THE DOLLAIl WEKItLY llUM.UniJ.
John II. Oberly 1 Co. two reined tho .lib
erli'tion pti- )t ttw Weekly UAiro llulletn tu
Oil ryt'lnr ptr wMim. inUin 'I ine cheapest pi
or published in southern Illinois.
CSTSomo of The Chinamen In Sm
Francisco hold Important poiithmi. The
'Bulletin' speikt of " life Cm, an em
ployo of tho hunk e:' Cilllornia, who.o
quiet lluro and gold-bowed spectacles
have long been 0 feature behind tliu coun
ter of that institution."
rQ-' Follow trabcllers," f aid 'u "eul-
I" proachcr'ef 1 bad bean oitin'dried 1 0t t we;-h, b.-foro hi
. ' , , , ... . 1 I had been md I by f r. el)
plei fir a week, an d.m took to drink AnJ )))W V.)M, ,v.t M ,
foramonf, 1 coJ1dn!t fool more swllol
up dan I hid dls minnlt wld pride and
wanlty atieelng1 tuc'j full ' tendance, bar
Ifiy-A visitor to the United States Su
preme court w. lies: "Facing tho door
at you Kiiifr, on a raised platform, in -bilk-en
robes sit the nino judges uppoied lo
bo the most dignified tribunal in Amuri
ca and 1 have no duulit It it, tiowviih.
standing I have teen ono of tho judges cat
an applo with grout gusto while to.tuJ on
the bunch, and another partake of molas
set candy, and after tho ropait lick uvcry
one of his tun Augers with groat at'ufac
Tnn ALBi.vr fok Arittt. Tho feature
of this issue is an exquisite design by
Victoria Xehllg, untitled "Morning Dew."
Tho delicacy of tho artist's imagination is
fittingly offset by the sympathetic treat
ment of thu engraver and printer. Jly
any known proecis it would bo extremely
dllllcuit to rival the effect, arid wo have
no doubt that llit.ro nio many who would
not grudgo tho year's iiibscriptloii fur thlt
single plalo. TM is tlio f'roiitispluco prom,
itcd every quarter. Then wo find two
other full-page plates an interior, by
Einslle, engraved in it masterly mannerby
Henry Linton, tnd a viuw on lliL "Hudson
alUydoPark," by George Smlllc. Of the
snmlier cuts ''Thu Little Mother," by J no.
S. Davit, conspicuous nt one of tho very
best specimens of figure drawing that we
have yet teen from un American pencil
Mr. Davis is conscientious in evory detail,
and lovers of trtio art will look to his
futttro with the greatest expectation. Pio
torixtly, this number justifies tho highest
comendiitior.s, and indicates a llxlty of
purpose, on tho part of tho publishers,
that argues well for American art. Tho
literary department is very woll sustained
and we think, for excellence and variety
this is Ibe best number yet issued.
Tlio moro tolid article uro u valuable
paper on "Ancient Pottery," by S. F.
Corkran, formerly of the llriilsh museum ;
"On tbo K'i"torn Shore of Virgin! 1," a
plentiuil sketch of American life and scen
ery, by Marv E. IJradloy, und "Cosas do
Eipan," an Interesting account of thu dilll
ciltics of SpunUh travel. Tho poems arc,
"Liverworts," by W. W. llailey, "Shame
ful Death." a remarkable poem by tho
author of "The Kirthlv Paradise." "or
mutt we fi.rgct Bryant's "Greon P.lver,''
(illustrate'!,) and the editorial on "Poets'
Kivers," which win evidently inspired by
it, und is brimful ot geuiul tabular, hip.
Mr Stoddard will havo to exort him'eif to
m:tk another number m good as this.
T.10 statement of the publishers that tho
eduion is already within a fraction of
O'j.ooo copies per month will bo hailed is
a vindication of American tatto nud up-
premium. Such an unparalleled sueoeis,.
in a publication nnn-toniluiml, ii a rcca '
iiition and cnilnriPtoeiit of whieh tho
jo'llhful publisher, (ihe ,u,.iur ,llum)CPUj
tho firm hut just pan thirty) ,1UV w 1,
proud. We uro glad that our n bw.
hood It roptoionted umong the patrons
'Tlin AUino,' mid would urge the nenessi-
v f mi.. ik :
w" ""' ia "--.. t iKii lltiou 10
itt elevating und rollne l infliicnces. The
fcubtcription price, including a pretty ml
cbrumo premium. It $0 -and tho publish
ers' address U .!ams Sutton .V Co., 23
Liberty street, Xow York.
KrninsEit's for Aiw.ti.. A half dozen 1
illustrate 1 articles, on unusual number of
short tlorict, several brljjht esmys ind
skotchet, two or throo papor. of special In
terest to scholars, and soimi excellent pn
cirfsmako tho April number of Scrlbiier't
net only popularly attractive but re illy
valuablo. Tho leading artiolc, benutiiully
SlltUlrnted, is descrlptivo of the Krcal
United Statof Navy Yard at M.rc lUnd,
Ctllf-rnia. "'! Curfntitles of Plant Lir ''
it un entertiilnliig, papor on Natural lit
tory. Pror Sjhle)lo Voro.wrltes tketchily.
and with the aid or pictures, of tho ifurih's
" Illddiiii Trenurctj " and Amos fJ.'Drap
or, hliniidf an Ininulo of tho inst'itntlon,
discrlboi "Thu Silent' College ut Wutli
Ingipn." Apropot of Kutlor.'wo find u
graphio account, by Y.Mew Schuyler,"" of
the Jtuttlan obtervaneo of the fcait.
wukaned Japan' i, the title 0rft brief
und limoly paper by Noah liroehs, The
three short storiei are " The Mullenvilln
II.. U,ort.e: " W.i'h i whlto. "Pawnees or Sioux. I can't toll
M vlery. "' ." . ' . .. , ,tt... Tfhlob. They seem to w on tiio.war puiu.
Far" " - t
. . . . n , I9 ...... uSl.l 1 I . '
" 0 al imin'ii'i"' . , ill
bv .Mt.. u .5.
iV.rti " i--f"o
lnev und il li'-i
uunl. Tlin'' uHsr htivn ntirm-i
attention, linJ ConilltutJ ono.-HU- tiiMt
nUrc.ivo'e,t,......r.!.. Monthly, -s.nl
.wos,yi i. ""' ' ''7 1,lriuJ
..njJholnr., ny "'" f B""; '
,H.lo,.leo..tro-.or(v.by Fltwdwnr. J Hull,
f Ofut.l L'mvcrlty mid In un ublo und
tlo.ia-nt jipir Dr. T.iykr LuwU ikfi ndu
die b-liof in " Thu O.ib minimi l!.icc," In
opp .sill.ni to tli tbCfortes of raco biforo
Adiiin. Among liio poinnj, Mrg.irot J.
Prcitou'n-" lluroorthttCominuna " ',iou'.il
nut bu oxcrlorkcd.
In ilie )'.ilit..nj! Depiirtin.'ir.K !).
ltid rMirom' nw tleoidttd oliini.iiis oil
"A Hereby of Art, " 11 llifyuorih
U..lcrHl..xy, " " l'li lllinoU I omp.-r "in o
I.uA-, " find ' TlieOt'tiwBl mid hi Frl Mid.. '
In tli "Old OhIiIiipI" thcro It a talk about
"The Siinmiit.ol' "lUal Vork," ' 0..r
Friend s FoitMi-, Plvlng Willi tl.o
PuiIoii," "Stadicf. ' nti-l " Tho Snlp
tor'and he Statuette" In tho d.'p'inniynt.
of" Honiu i.ud Society," and ' UuHtiro
and ProgrOM Abrond" und " At Hon'j "
aro papers on " Tlu Art Mmntm, " imul-
cal inuuert, una now oo'jr.'. i mramg
lniw Peter Gn-on oir.ulaled the
Grand Dake'.' oiiteur in tho Uutl'alo Hunt.
MARK llKllKR'iS LUCK.
AN INDIAN 8T0BV.
Mark Hither retnrrtiHl -hum.' from bU
father'!. Iiineml with the pr.iblem of hi
own fntuVe pre. ting upon hi thought,
and d iniandmi: a p'roiftptVoliftloli,
Hi' homo lmd boon,.fnim his earllut re
in 0111 bra ti'ee, up n -i ttouy worn out farm
ol tlftv ncre, bitualed un m Hie aor.c.'ii
l.-iWo, ir. We-tern aewiiirk. Ins lather
had lieuome h Hivily involved 111 debt,
(le illi Hid I inn
il 'wa a lad d nliietunti, flight -nttid i
bojih in frame, but Willi the hlluiii;th of I
a til in 111 hi siiiowv anil, lie had bud
Hie il'iinl lelvaiituges ol u.iucuitun uuoruu.i
to f..rinur' mm.
lie returned homo from his father''
grave to tlie un ill, unpaiiited story mid
a half hoiibe, nud after him eamu hi'
fathar'n only brother, a wu l-to-du farmer,
who rcdJ-d in tlie neihborho'id.
Tnii uncle, Mr. William Holier, win n
man of sixty vcar'. nnj)" B"-jm-r,..ri,,m
11.- uniil w.t of the snialleil
pattern, and be bit 1 never been known I 1
Uo a geiu-roas ueoj, wnue 110 nau uoue
inanv me .n ones.
'Vell, Murk,' o lid hit iinele, "I'vo eent
my folk-, on iw.inr, mi that I could havou
guoct talk with vuu. Morgan tell.-, me ho
wants Hie farm. Ilu has held otl two
weeks whllo (Jr-org.s wa dying, but lie
wants to move ri next week. W hut are
vou going to do
"I don't know uneU' I am trying to
think. What ean I do?"
'I have thought the iiiatlor over," said
Mr. Heiier, 'una huvo thought upon 11
...... 1 ii... i... 11. ..1.
JMIll). U HUt , llltl V V L..I.U J , Ml, .lull n.
and treat you at my own son. You shall
have a home nt my Inm.'o 11 nil a sent nt
my tub lo. Wh.it do you say '."'
"You forg !, uncle, that I huvo somo
ono to provide wr ii'-sitlei myfeii, Mild
M,irU ..jj U.ro to i.ecui.t thu
olliir of vour-. wh it will you do lor (lav ?
'Tlio irirl 1.' no 1 elation ot yours, .Mark.''
The boy oghed.
"Poor Jitile (!av," liflf,iil "iiom h n
liar.l lot. D.i vou remember how tho
child eatne bv her irtmo ( It is thirteen
years thlt spring sincu 11 lady slopped at
our door unit ai;u(i .eavo 10 remain ovor
night. She daid on day after day, grovr-iti-'
weaker an I wtmkor. It did not take
long to discover that sho was iti6um. Sim
culled the ih.l.l ti iy, and honietinies
Gabriel' j, wld Ii is Gay truo name. Hut
she tiij nut tell her surname, nor any
thing concerning hur.-ell. Late that
suinnier sl.e died. No one over came to
inquire after her or tho child.''
'Her muth.T w is 11 cru.y tramp, and
nutbnig mure. Ko wonder G inrgo was
behindhand, when his wife adopted the
child of a tramp 11 ml brought bur up u
lady," said hi- uncle.
"1 cannot hoar u- word ngal.ist my
mother, sir," lu said. "I shall pritect
Gay while 1 live, und sho shall not.; lie
ncpaiulcd from 1110."
"Then I wah my hands of yon," ex
claimed Mr. llober angrily. '"You can
g. tour own "Any, und get your own liv
ing." "Very well, , nid Mark quiellv:
"that is settled thi n."
In ono weiK Mm k had soil a pair of
cons wi.icli n ti id raised liimsclt, lor live
Ii 11 rid red dollars, the hoiisohold furniture
for Hourly tu tmi di mure, and was on his
wiy, with little G iy, lo tho far West, to
seek their lortune.
Too young travellers arrived at Leaven
worth after a lung find fatiguing journey ;
Hero .Mark, while looking for a wug'ii
and 11 yoke 01 ne i with which to cio'
lh prairie, I il in with an old fanner
limned WliuMi ui, win. hid buuri living in
Western Kin..-.-. bul lul not like it, i.n l
wns now on I., way to N'olinnku. Mmk
conoluded to j .in li 1 id, i ml Mr. Whitinin
ai-t -d linn in purelutilig 11 suitable out
lit, und thai r huh niiit .Mark and Gay
were t uly i-neoi,oed in their huge
travelling w.igoii, oiii-ido of thu city, on
thoetU'oof tho jirairie, whoro .Mr. Whit
man, with his wil'o und seven oliildren,
bud encamped, bix oilier f.unlliin were
with thorn Hit iven wiguns being
"(larked' in tl.o form of n circle that is,
tho poloof'yno wagon resting ppun tho
rear ot' another and the oxen, milieu,
hones, uovvs, dogs mid pig' being gath
en..! into tho circle linn proteeled!
tiatiiio the circle of wagon a gicit Urn
otl"' burning, uud n Mark's wagon drovo
fu,a v"'"""-'i""1 '"u ;""
..u.r.d'.t'm'' mwardand .welcomed tim nov.
I' WKUotHyand to Murk thiit.lhov
n ,i T"1," " "w ""dr..us world. "
thoy tail,; ' ,
grut future, and wi..U,.i ' . .. . . , ,mi.lr
ttireforttiuin. uai 11 uau 111
The nojit nwrniiiK at 4ivi..i. .1
campw.isu.iir. Uy in) "
trail, wa, on Iti w(ly toward jhu Tuft"
At night they baltnd ho.ido a lmn
ttraain add jiarknd t.i wajon, und lin.i 1
supper, und u'.lted an 1 songs and
. ,lu,,u-,, uhu tMi greav joyom familv,
At day break, again they weioon ifm
In tbo cmirsa of Un days, having
travelled rapolly lor ox tuamt, the?
reached thu Little Blin river, bmnoh of
th lli lilu .. The wmen built Urns and
..iiiii lb.. prMfmratiu;! of dipper. The
I' , y' S'""-
Conductor Lo, If" i" ..fr1 V1,U"" "J
wu I.L1M..L,. I t. " """ ""ilte
"i v id u over
11 1 t , 1 . .
1 1 i oil I 1 ttUl ! LhutV ' "
. no Milium, uy the lust r,,v .f tl)B
set, u mount., 1 bund of Indian,, thJ r
weup. ns glittMri.. in thu yellow ...ul
ihelr pluimn noMiHit in the wind, u, .'uvi
t-itmu un ll,c a whi.-nvnui,
"Iiidtam V'lhd tliu condurior, 10 a
viieothut iniiile nvery wninai) s Ce-e turn
run see lliclr woip.itm. 1 ney oik
A. . I !.. .. . . it
III lir counting I" mirvoiiieii. tau
Bfll' '"' " moim h.ivu to ilnipml
in ii'kiW a shrill blnt on liU liulo Hint
r.mj; r nt fur and wldr. I'liliV wuro mvoup
iii" iloivn nnoti thu tram, with who.ii.a
niiJ y-ili, mtirdoraiid rajuno In thudr vory
Condnutor Iiindford was tkt'.lcd In In
dinn warfare, and was a toout of consider-
riiura an twenty taraces. Ho nn-
nninnjul. 'numuinber, boyif, yon aro
lighting for your mother and sisters.
Show us what mitl'you are moJoof."
Then ho shouted :
"Now. ineii, the irun I llnvo out the
Tlioy arc In war paint, and mean
uilPhiel. vnon J givu mo woru,
lire I '
Tno I ndlan cmno nearer and nearer, ad
viinolntj In a straight line.
"N w. bovs, irlvo thi'in a bint that wo
not looiing, Hum 111s guiuu griimj-
Mark llibir und his young comrades
Are I a vulley.
The next moment a ihowor of bullets
oame hurtling toward tho defenders of tho
"'"ri'io cun ! " cticl Lnndford. "Olvo II
to ''tn, WnitniMti.
Whitiii'in did "glvult to them." mowing
down three mounted savages, fioriesnnd
riders rolling ovor and over In horriblo
Tlio remaining taracs again camo to n
halt, but onlv for an instatil. "Willi a ter-
ti tu. wirw i.i.iii. t heV cii'iie on nil un 10 ine
nn-la njlit, tiring ihey came, ant1 looking
lil.e me irr.atf demon'.
"All tiiifcither! ' rr.od tlin iumc.
Tim i.thur men mid all the buys fired,
each wiih .-! o'rI aim. S.x maiiutel iav-
fell hul'.i.v til.) de l II V 11111
A naniu niliii'JUia .i'i y msm uu" .
. 1 ....
. . . . . . !- .1 .1...
SliriVtirx. Jlltlie llini-l oi 11, inuu-ni
Crlinlv tou-hed olT his H.-ld-piceo iiliuw.
Tni onded the cin'.lict. l.hu favages
with h irr.hle yelU b-a'. aa iti'tantaiieotts
retreat, letivlm; th'ilr tleail uion me uei.i
an I dragging away tlioir wounded.
Ain-irv had a" billlnt wound In hi
l.oul l,.r. hmiI Arnold K u'dest khII had 11
llih w .and ill liU arm, I) it neither n
thi,w inlurlm was horlons.
"Aru von safe. 0iv J1' djiiuuded Mark
uom'nii( toward tier.
'Yen. but I'm nimo-t iint'iered." an
gvoredtJiiy. "Have thu .-avages turely
oni! ? ''
(Jay e iiltl'U'l V crapt f.irth while the
wa speak, n.r. Tlio rem lining wagons
di-goig-d lli.i'e crouching occuiiant', wo
men and children cum'.ng f.irlli pale and
trembling, but full of joylul gratitude at
their uieap.j from death, or it fate worse
limit death. The camp took on Its usual
appeirunco even before tlio retro iting
siiv.ig -s woru entirely but in view in tho
far d'l.i.inee. Thut ..int encamped upon
ill ; prairie, and mel with no adventure.
Aeuurd was inaiiilaineil a on the previ
ous nu:hl, lull no Indians were to oe
l'.vcrv duv for Iho week that followed
111 -j eneamnmelit on Hie Liulu lilue was
full of incident, but all of tho pleasant sort.
nothing occurring lo alarm 1110 emt
And nt thu end of tho wot-k, to their
great joy and relief, they uriived at Foil
Tliu emigrant' did not halt at the fort
but prcsed on to Kearney City, whore
tlio V encamped ju-t at niglillall.
llero Conductor Lmdlord found nnoth
or train, the guide of which hud been stab
hud tuu night before by a notorious man
who had escaped nrrctt. The train was
oll'ored to Landford, to bo united with his
The u"iilt tint had been mailo upon tho
coiiduttor of the pruvioii-ly nrrived train
was made a m.itter of dni.usiou, und re
gret that his assailant had eicaiied was un
iversal. 'I know tlin fellow who dirked thu con
ductor," said Landlord. "He is a perfect
deuiuli. L Know that he lias Kil
led sevoral men. I saw him at
Denver last year. Ho had jut
stubuol a miner from behind, and robbed
him of all his money and gold. He U cal
led lilue Jack. "
"lilue Jack I "cried ono or two boy?.
"What a inline 1 "
"Thoy called him so bocnuse one sldo of
hi.s face" is blue, a if bruised, ' said Land
ford. "Looks as if tlie blood had settled
under tho skin."
The new train was bound for Danver, as
Ltndiord had suid.
Two wagons belongel to men who had
no woman with thoui. Thero were live of
these despura ue, and only tho sm illness
of their number as compared with tho oth
ers induced Landford to allow them to
travel under hi guidanco and tho protec
tion of his train.
A few introductions took place, and
then the long trilu took up ilttlino of
During the :oon fncainpiiionl, on tho
following day, Guy hud liuishal h ir din
ner, and a merry 'snatch of song wa on
lu;r lips, when one of the de'poradoes
known as liurk ciiuin 11.) to her, and pans
ud beside hor, regarding her with an in
"Hallo, younker," ho said grufll.,, I no.
. lined you yesterday, ar.d you are the pret-
tie't young one 1 ever Hid see. dot no
lather nor inotliur, eh .' Going west with
y.uir biothor, he Givo m 11 kns, tlieru's 11
In tin Instant sho leaped to her feat.
Child us she wa', shu rccited the insult
that hud been oll'rnd her with a woman's
offended pride und anger
JIow dare vou
' vl... irl.l I'...
away. If you loucii
ine, I'll cull my
'Ah, now, young ono, you're fooling," ho
tin l Insolently. "Vou act oiler than I
look you for. I'll warrant no boy except
your brother has Kbsvd them lips o' y.nir'ii,
and I'm hound to havo on. so now! ''
As quick 119 a 11 eli, she diew from her
poel.ei a pistol Mark had bought for bur
at L.'avcuwortli, and wliic.i 1m had since
taiii:hi tier to use skilfully. She Cooked
the p. sto I, and its four small dark tube
were promptly promoted to the eye of
ilurk for inspection. II .1 started
back in unaffected horror uud miiar.e
tllellt. "Tim little vixen' ' ho muttered, "fcho
iietslikua highwayman Instead ofiirhrink
ilig girl. She lie its nil I"
"I wa only fooling," lie ii 1 aloud. "I
didn't mean notlilng. Dan't my nothing,
young oini. I 111 oil,"
Ami ho hii'tenod to beat 11 retreat to htt
own proper quarters-
Gay's light laugh rang after liiin mock
ingly. "u'urso her!" m'itter"d Hurk. "HIup
Jack would 1 11110 thut wild-cat spiriljOf
hr u, and I wish ho may do it, that's all.
I ll make 'em acquainted, hloU if 1
don't ! '
T" tialn wni ready tj rosuuio its
"C una tip Into tb9 w ,1M Murk , said
Jf, S"'Sy- "Ihive n.ethlrig to
rc f,i 1 ' , 1 u,) bM,,",(i '" hu
race lull of Underlie,, ,l all-iion us he
looked down upon h, adopts h.ter
'-W.il . u'hni L ii nm.. ...... . r .
Well, what ii it. Mill,. ii
ne said, at
IIU IID.U ll Hi.
, "vu -vu" thai 1,, ,n llrk, who
. ' .". J
M L o x ' r " . ,","liuua ,llm- " "Id
" " m - I'"111""1""1 l'or opinio-,
hi a. Imt havo yoa.t. 0Jy boui Vim
1 ll" W..11W, 1 o kl.s iu back ,.t the halt."
' d him i 1 . i . 'V' 1111,1 u,r'
'"" llu "'ought 1 meant to shoot
him, and went off to tho roar of the
.Mark boyish browa grew Hern, and
hU eve' ll.Ulicd.
" Irlif .-oahmI in ! v'V tti!" 'm exelilmnd.
' 1 11 no. lunuiii ... ur i.iJi. HoVf dared
'Don't gut Into trouble on my account,
dear MarM" exclaimed Gay in alarm,
Ho' n bad man, and might kill you. Ho
didn't nii, and I have tnuglit him to
keep his distance, i0 th.tt ho won't trouble
ineagiiln. Don't speak to him, Mark,
pto tu don't I"
Hut Jl'irk would not promise.
About tunsut Landlord behold in tho
distance u solitary horseman, who, upon
looking back and obsorving tho train,
wheeled his hone nbout, and rodo rapid--lv
toward It. As he upproaehod it, ho
"Aro you tho conductor of thlt train, sir?
nm bearer of dispatches from Fort Keur-1
nm bearer of dispatches
noy to Fort Sedgwick. Will you grant
me Hie protection 01 your train uuring tno
rcinulmt.T ot my journey "
"What is your name; '
"Kallon. ljieutonant Fallon." was the re
ply, and he oflerod to show his credenti
als. Lnndford bade Lieutenant Fnllon wel
come and offered him tho freedom of the
f aiion ale Buppcr wiui tno wnumani.
and alter conversing until a Into Hour, re
tired to the tear of tno train to sleet)
Alter all was still, he rolled over on the
L'rotiiid until ho camo to tbo sldo of
"Ilurkl " ho hlsted.
HurU ttnrled, with a smothered oath.
"Who i-alU?" he growled.
"Hush, you idiot!" bused Fallon, be-
tween ills lecili. "iiave 1 looiea yon mm
thu bovs as easily as I fooled tho conduct
. . T .. .... W 1 ... .. .1
or of tho train ' won't you kuow
me? I haven t got my erd-cuso witu mo,
but I'm IJIuu Jack, nl your service ! Ha,
b 1 The seritoiit lin uol into f.uen 1
"I and tlio bovs have looked f.r you to
loin us nil div." said Ilurk. "Uut of
caiirsu we uiairt loou tor you in mnuii
t I. .Ll. .1!.
t)i tin iiD-nin? aftor thscjantorfeit
I.i.i.it. Fallon lind loitiid thu wanon trhln,
the camp was astir as utual at daybteuk.
The train halted at. noon on he river
bank, omioslto a lovely island. At tun
nel thev iL-ititi balled, and for the night.
I 1 the course of tho evening Mem.iFal
Ion nnnroacbed Gay and said :
Miss llober, 1 Itiutl say 10 you tnai
... t . . r. ! . r
you aro startllngly liko h former frl en 1 of
mine, hmt almost as If sho stood be-
furomoiisl first knew hor. It Is a strange,
a stfirtlinrr coincidence I could almost
tlillik; out no. iinpossimoi louarevue
... . P r I ... . k- ..
sister of Sir. Helier, are you not r
(iav'i nuro facfi Uuslied.
"Yes, sho answered with somohesll.
tlon. - .
Tlio disguised lilue Jack turned yet
winter. He had marked that hesitation
and his wonder ut it tilled him with a
"You do not look liko your brother, Miss
Holier-'" He remarked.
"I havo boon told so boforc, said Guy
"And you aro his own sister?' por
sisted lilue Jack with agitation.
"I do not know your motives for mak
ing such inquiries, Lieutenant," aald Gay,
after 11 moments thought. "I do not
therefore know how lo reply to you. 1
should liko to know the name of your
friend whom I resemble, but for an an
swer to your inquiries I must refer you to
Guy Holier took tho first opportunity to
Inlorm herudopied tirollior 01 tno purlieu.
I.ir.s of her interview with tho falso Llcui
"I told him to speak lo you, Mark," she
said, "tint my heart has ujon on tiro evor
since. V hat it no should havo Known
my mother ?"
ll.. Iukd liko doath when he first saw
your face," said MuiK thoughtfully, "it
"was us if ho had seen a ghost."
Gay started and exclaimed :
"From tho moment I beheld thut man I
shrank from him. I had an instinctive
fear uud nbhorronco of him. Oh, Murk,
dear Mark, don't let him know any moro
about me man lie Knows now 1 '
"I will not," said Murk soothingly. "If
he is your father he shulljiut know thut
you are his daughter."
The promiso comforted Gay, who
smiled faintly through the gloom that had
fallen upon her.
As some voiinc nconlo camo toward tho
lienors, Mark rose abruptly and went to
1 001; utter his oxen.
Gay was about to join Mark, when the
false Lieutenant Fallon approached him,
offering him a cigur.
"Fine evening, Mr. Heber," said the
dl'guised llluu Jack, courteously. "'What!
ou don l smoker smoking is a vice. 1
wi'li I could break myself of it. Your sis
ter i a luvuly child, or girl, I should say.
Shu, must bo Uncoil, years old. Is sho
"Shu is but a child vol, lieutenant only
fourteen yet she is moro womanly than
many girls of slxtcon."
"(July fourteen, said tho pretended
lioutouant musingly. " I I had a fancy
that the was fifteen. I know a child
once perhaps she's dead now but if sho
were living sho would bo flftoen years of
ago, aim tno very picture 01 your sister.
And, oddly enough, that child's name wa
tho same as your sister s uabrielle I
Mark repressed u start, and turnod
away hi paling faco from tho keen scru
liny of the scheming villain.
"Tlio child I ulluded to, " continued
the false liuutonant, "had black hair and
brown eyes; ratnor a singular combina
tion ; Inn her mothor, poor creature, had
the same featuros, and hud been a great
beauty in her day. Sho was a Now York
belie, la belle Gabriollol Hut she went
insane, und wandered away with hor
child, and was never heard of moro.
" If you had soon tho New York daliioi
of thirteen years ago, " resumed tho fulse
lieutenant, "you could not nave fulled to
i notice a steiklrg advertisement offering
11 thousaud dollars roward for information
of tho whereabouts of an Insano woman
und tier child. Tho reward was aftor
ward Increased to five thoutaud dollars.
Did vou never hear of thu advertisement,
" Never." said Mark. " How should I
have seen it ?"
' Ah, yes; true. You were but a boy
nt tho time. Yet Ifyou lived near New
York, you might havo heard of tho disap
pearance." "1 did not live near New York."
" Why, tho conductor told ma you cotno
from York state, '' said tho false lieuten
ant. "So I did, " responded Mark.
"May I ask from what part?'' Inqulrod
"Certainly," said Mark. "I como
from tho western (iart of tho stato. May
I ink tho naiiio ot the lady whose disap
pearance call-id forth the advertisement
of which you spoak ?"
"Her given name wns flabriello, " said
'tho pretended ofllcor ovatively. 11 If 1
could got a trace of that insano woman
uml her child, I would givo u thoutaud
dollars out of my own pocket. Think
what a start in life that sum would give
a young man liko you I"
.Mark shrank back, as from the touch of
an embodied pestilence.
"I can givo you no assistance in your
sourcli, Liuutonant Fallon," he said coldly.
"Permit mo to ask if Miss lleber Is
your own sister, born of the same parents
us yourself?" demanded tbo pretended
"I do not tolerato any intrusion Into my
private family air hs, Lieutenant Fallon'
said Mark hautily, "My titter has alroady
beon annoyed by your questions in regard
lo hor history, and 1 must request you to
luave u aluiio."
"I boa your pardon, Mr. lleber," said
'ho yllbiiti, ad l!"- mi'U'touilyf UT n-v thii
i a b r iMiliju 1 . 1 h you. Vou huvo not
said thut Mim ll. bor'is your own lister, 1
presume you cannot say 10 truthfully."
HQ Will llOb UlSUUia W1U iu..,j .. I
Qay llober is my slstor, and while I live
" ve will not (1 scuts tno manor, sir,
tho shall not lack for a nrotector."
'Ah, yes," suld tho pretended ofBcor,
using his favorlto pliratc of assent.
"Druthers aro not usually to devoted to
sitters ns you seem to b, .Mr. Hober."
That cvenlnir Gav. whoe curiosity bad
beon stimulated by what had taken plnce,
to find out somctlni: moro about her
purontag.j,, was examining somo jewels
wnicn nan neon leli by her mother, anu
eomo trinkets which alio had tumutted
when a child. Sho had tukon tht m from a
little box In tho bottom of hr trunk, and
thought horsolf perfectly secure under tho
wagon, wlien sho suddenly detected tho
false Lieutenant Fallon peering at her
through a holo which ho hud cut In the
canvas'. All this alio reported to Murk
On the following day Mark had n vlo
lent altercation with tho pretonded lieulen
No 0110 had eyes or ears for an ytlilnir but
tun oxcinng scene, anu 11 mus Happened
that a small Ii.mIv of horsauniii in tlio uni
form of tho United States had come up,
and had dashvd into tho very camp before
their approach was noiicod.
a olid bumo call irom me uoau 01 lue
troops was the first token the emigrants
received ol tho now arrival.
In a moment the combatants were
loosed, and all eyes turned to tho new
The disguised Lieut. Fallon looked and
ittrned faint, lie knew what tint visit
meant, if no ono eliodld.
"Conductor." shouted tho loadur of tho
troop, " wo urejhero in search of lilue Jack,
Hie noted ucperado, uccusou 01 1110 at
tempted murder of l.ieut. faicin 01 tno
United amies army, whom ho uruiuiiy at
lacted and (lung into the Deep Canyon as
dead. Tho licut. Is now at Fort Koirnoy,
In a critical condition, und we demand his
The emlirrauu had littened with breath
less amazement to the announcement of
tho ofllccr in charce of tho small detach
ment of troops. They were actually spell
bound, rlo. so tho person n.osl interested
in the announcement lilue Jacic mm
Tlio desperado had comprehended the
"n" " "aopt in mo nrst momeni
of their apperar.ee. After his ttrtt senta
errand of tlio troops in the first moment
lion of famines and torror, he had recov
orcd his coolness and courago, and wat
At tho verv commencement of the offi
cer's announcement, Uluo Jack exchanged
i lancet wnn mo lerriueu anu cowerinir
Uurk. Tho latter pointed ono trembling
tinner over hit shoulder to a spot at a little
distance, whoro lilue Jack's horse stood
grazing, saddled for use.
in an instant ine cmei aesneraoo uarieu
under the wagon to tho walling horse.
He reached him and leaped upon hll
And In the next moment that desperado
roso irraccrully In his stirrups at tho dis
tance or a row rods, and with tho fierce
detlant voll of a wild Indian, dashed Ins
spurs into his hone' sldo, and was away
like the wind.
The troops gavo an answoring yell of
surprise and angor, and the officer in com
mand led the switt pursuit.
Blue Jack bad tbo advantago of a good
start, and was spledldly mounted, his horse
being a seasoned animal, born and bred on
tho plains, and endowed with great lite
Dluo Jack laughed aloud at tho stron
animal boro him onward us if he had been
a feather's weight. He roso again in his
stirrups, and slnmtel back defiantly.:
'Uome on. xako muo juck ii
Tho pursulnjr officr .limit...! to Ihm nul
la tosurrcader, but tlio only reply was a
mocking laugh. The ofllccr then fired a
shot, which missed its mark, and Uluo
Jack, bonding to his horse's neck, and dig
ging the spurs in Hie animui s sides, swept
on and away Willi the rush of a tornudo.
And after him swept the pursuers.
The emigrant watched tho pursuit with
awful Interest until the foremost figure
upon tho powerful Indian steed had passed
beyond their line ot vi'ion.
During tho confusion liurk escaped
At nightfall they halted upon the south
bank of tbo Platte, and were at supper
around their tires when tho troops were
seen to approach, weary and dispirited
without their prisoner.
"The fellow has escupod ut," said the
"You hold on to the chase woll, lieuten
ant," said tho conductor.
"I can't bear to go back to tho fort with
out him,'1 was tlio quick reply. "Them's
oxcitemont all through the 'fort. Poor
Fallon was nearly murdered and wat left
for dead. He was flung over into Deep
Canyon, and happened to lodge in a clump
of bushes. There he camo to himself, an
hour or two afterward, and, more dead
thun alive, ho climbed up to tho ground
above, and fell down in a dead faint. A
party was immediately organized and
sont out In pursuit of the outlaw."
The next day they encountered the
party of soldiers that had beon sent out
in pursuit of Uluo Jack. They found no
traco of the desperado and his companion.
".o iiso in looking tor Ulue Jack, suid
tno otneer in charge ot the patty, address
ing Lanford. "Thero has been u number
of Sioux about this quarter fur a tow days
past, and no doubt liluo Jack hut fallen
in with them. The party is hardly large
e uoue 11 10 aiiacK your train, anu l under
stand they huvo gone up toward Dakotih.
Uluo Jack ha an Indian wife somewhere
Upon tho second day after Icavirg Fort
McPherson, the emigrants mude their
midday halt in a grove of cotton-woods,
upon the hank of the south fork of the
I'latto, at its junction with a wide, treo
fringed river which desconded from the
northward, and hero they concluded to set
tle. Thosite of the villago was selected ex
actly at tho junction of two rivers, upon
a low blutl overlooking the two streams.
Thon 11 public square was carefully laid
out with mathematical exactness.
Then each man's lot whs assigned him.
Mnrk Ilobor's was next -to Whitman's.
on the eastern sldo or tho square, facing
west, nnd his future garden ran back to
tho edgo of the low bluff.
Mark lleber did a man' work, and from
tho first day of this Hard toil Whitman
ceased to class the youth among tho boys.
in wio course 01 a week, eight strong
log-housos, each a story in bight, und
pierced with loop-holes, and each provided
with a single capacious o.lilmnv.wuro an.
ishod, and fronlod tho little naked sqdare.
31 ark Ilobor's homo was simply ar
ranged, built linon the niali I'enerallv
adopted by tbo settlors. There wero but
two rooms, ono being entered through the
other, Tho inner room was to be Gav's.
The outer room was to bo parlor, dining-
room, Kiicnon, nurary, anu AlarK's bod
room. "The house is vour nrovlnco. Oav." lrl
the youth, upon the morning after the
uouso was tinlslied, I shall loavo you to
furnish it and transform it Into a home
while I work on tho stockade. If you
need myholp when tho stockade and block.
nouso are nnisnod, t will turn myself Into
" I ahaVt nood you, sir," said Gay sau
cily. "You attend to the farm, and leavo
me uouso to me,"
i no suoiier provided, the eight houses
wero loft entirely io tho nunagement of
the womon, the men working upon tho
stockade, which wa constructed upon
strict military principles, ud w.n a mudtl
of worth and excellence.
U rtoiir...! two weeks and the 1ab'r of
tlil.'nii .11 n t ciimpl itp this work.
Wiiltman and his family had bonn liv
ing in their homo for a week. All the
fatnlllM bad moved Into their homes sve
mo iieoers, dui uny wiui a pretty tyran
mw A&vv.o, uuk UOJ I JtUfckJ IJ.KII-
ny had not allowed Mark t. crott the
threshold of the houte since ho had finished
m r.i. .... ..i....i 1.1. ...
turning them loose In Ins own yard, anu
w IIC1I illUlK UIIIU.CU 1,1. UACII,
drew his wagon under a great cotton-
wood in nil back garden, Uav called to
him with a bright smile, saving that be
uncut uiuer tuu imiu to wiui nor.
He camo pi used and smilinc. but paused
upon the threshold in mil to anuteme.t.
Was mis ine room witu tour ruugu iu g
walls which ho had given Into her hands I
Was this sunny Utile horao a log-nouso
on the plains?
If. tftf.mnrl Incrediuio
Vor IIuIh t.li.ver-wltted Gar. with her
dedicate, skillful lineers. bad fashioned
. o - n 1 ...
love v home out of her barren material!,
such an ono as would delight tho oye to
rest upon, and hor sole hoips bad neon two
kindly boys of fifteen years, who had
worked under her directions.
,1 I.'. 1 . . . . , ...... . . . .
cried Mark, with enthusiasm. "There
--it. too tirctticst room . otui .kvt,
lsn,t a bouse ll town like it. Won t tho
people open their eyes ? It's just lovely I"
cried. AlarK delightedly, "ion are a
regular homo fairy, Uay. You wero
meant for the frontier, and you arn the
fair on flower on all tho nla ins! Mv ore
clous little sister !"
lie drew hor to him and kissed her ten-
lerly. Uut Gav. mutt unaccountably.
broke from him bluthinglike a roie.
"I'll call Whitman In to tee the house.''
exclaimed Mark, not noticing Gay's con
tusion. "e shall set up Tor aristocrats
of the town."
Hq dashed out in a boyish exuberance
and called in the onliro population of the
Ihuy all came in, and thero wat a een
eral request that Gay should christen the
Gay's eyet brightened, even while she
shrank from the honor thus put upon her.
I can t," sho said, "il r. Whitman Is
the oldest of us all, and it our mayor,
Let him name the village."
"Then I'll call It Heber. in honor of our
little Gav "crlel Mr. Wnitmn. "What
Jo vou tav. my friends ?''
"llnber It Isl'cnodu dozen voices, in
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