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THE AJRGiJS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1894.
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ri.vv.i.ero p.muIi of
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v ; tho Apaches.
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. t . l.or hituT.ly tilted
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1 drawlrtl th hoy,
I Imnd-otiio ryca Trom
' I. h.-.mrd np?
. L-Loulikrn wai) llio culy
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1 1 nr. I lii. f-i.tj tnxl tv
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i M-uli-ii. d liini ' v-itb Li
ii' .1 th ti i!h Tirioti
tli' tmrvlir- nrnatir.
noil. Thin done, ti
' ' t .v-.'-.l tlm dark eonirr in
"! tl." ranrh u::J uor ont vt
"'l'-t'..ri f.m-1y U-rrfl from
u 'luitly frui iu du.!jr lla
l lew, (lie slrrvo of wl,i,t.
Mated w,U, chevrons in far faded yel
low LiuV r tho bBi,Ly ,,louch lint
r.;n.t.i,,.H.-..,i, f.-eckled f..hri
Il'"p T-"'th t'J.l l oara.pwrca forth
rt t ,3 f t;,fT clu i'-l v. ith mi c-.nio,,
:.lf of lanpii.l to!- r:;nc-o. ha'f .f mM
Jrrita.h.n. J:i Wct i.-rfun torv fvb
lon -.j fol-M, r j.-;t tone-bed t'.ic lir.t rim
viih hi fori i;j1;,vr. t!:rn drol tho
hl into n i-f p.t ta. :.t r-kot." It ws
rl -.mt!,r.t! of.It l.r.t fail rncct for
tliotta.Trr.Vrfnndrti.tioii of tho man
in rTrV ;,:; nuilicrity.
! r-,'. r.; t I, i y, I thon-.t I tn'.d
J-nn I w ii.t.a crcrj t'lir- iwody to start
Ycu 1;.'..Vr, rnl Uira ron nmlM
'-,V'1W tl:" I'-ni't nml ttnrdy r. j1y.
TJ:o jii;."iin.-t.r ntoo.1 irrn.ointe.
Thrr.ijh th.. i-ia;linpFjti-taclc.t.Tceii
I.U cj- fo.-mol Or,.,! ,f ncv,
Ilin n;titU'!o rftrr.ir.nl nn
cli.Mi tdr.mi In i!io low cut liooT:ct3
.f 1.5 v. i,l.. il.l'li-.g troustTs, hlumldyr
tUi"! '; r:il lioi;,in;.
W-Il."lio f.n.-.i:y dmrrlcd. "rem
rn I r.t.il I w.mtrd to r t on to C::"iim
f-'o-;f Tr.rm l y Funi iKo, i;.ln't vou?
Di.ln't my cii ri. Mr. ftswes, t.-U you?"
" JI.-' iil. yi s. sir. niil yen ! in't v.T.r.t
ti r,'t t!uT! tio tuoro t'nim I lo, iiiM.inr.
Unt I t.ilil you !:;tr. o;. diryon I t I).n
nvun n::tl the?- other men j:o l.ncl; ,n
fro tn;:l 11-yM ,'i;nl o::io crcs.to :l
rt Ctriivo's, t..il, n 'wu, they've
yon s"rese thoy'll Yo otens
" nnd t!io snr. liTi.'-trrrd far?
r'ryir.Tu r ::ird to f.Tc a
; t'.-o V r;lrf l'.i i tm ; r:,ir.
j l:m1 ' r it.
'y,-; ,--r? . .y. ti:.::.,r. 1.-!c 1
An.: t:i. F'.mrt. rvrait t ..-. r:rr t.-. k t i-. e
fjni ! ht:..; s. then jMnRrtd tl.nvva tho
V'-r.i.-rn r i;-l!i tl-.r mloln? v.-uil t tho
r.W il t tlu rr.::;a vi-.n-c t ':- tutn
l:;vlj". t ir'.;w:rd f : ri.i vi-vr. ''is 111
rulj t Tin: :i.!;:i., i; 10 jri:.-t,s
rli'i-c I j'i t w i-;-r,-.i': i f t;;'
li :!.i t ti o i? t. Tli';- hr-. Ir.'t ri.u
t -Ti. i:-li t ... k. Nv'hrt rh:.mi i--. ;':"Tcoi
t!; ir f ttii;.' l.rr.T ia ti?..i? to 1:: l.t rnt
i;i il.-.-lc? Vou did t ".1 mo to hr.v? rv
rryti.;n: Tiui'.y to nt;:rt, s:ail tuiav.."
r.i.i l in ly nin'.iii 1; i tlm -'o,t
I .. )i. Vcn'vcU : n h' ro in lu !i'r, !;::'f
r.rr? tl.r.'o dayj. ninl Iva Urn hi n;
thrro ycrn. Von i.kvi r 1 rcn
triTi.rrli Cuiyon IliaVIo; I hint' 1 i n
tliroir-h a li'iJcr. times i.n.I nrv.ryi t
nit;i'.;.t a iiht fr n rr:i.uutv f.o.l
rhr.- o tt' .::;. ;,'iw, yoa ':;y tliiiiis
i'.'jf Inn to r.m yenr f:cid into nn rti!
iT'n' !.'. 1 r.t 1 d m't. V. u cnu p-t ' :n
t or iy v.it'.ioiit yi!'M liro. I'm in
rM .-.d:.ti. t 'ijor, r.:: 1 1; frt-o njiof r.
y 'i ;...r.s. i nt I ui'T.ri t.o ilxrrirt. or'y
1 ti-i-li t viid you'd li:.tca to nvj vxt
" Von r-.-.;1an't lirvc h?A no l-"!ve
t'a v.irj.i. n in tho Inrt-li I'nck fit ti:o
rr" .ii:T. t-.."i!', yon?" m- ri- d the jmy-ti::--'
-r l.iiir r;n I-.,' tiivlly.
'V.lr-. 1 !,.a-t l licvn thnt utiry rt
rll," i'.r.'y rnsv. '-t-d r i r.y ; "it'ai -.
it ! 1 l. :;t tli4t X.-!l.w r.-i;..';!:i's
rrir:.r;a; t-1 ym- a i:. re to
rnl-.' 1 .".i U u tli- jr ci--..i.I ur.i.k c::J
r.f uudicrjt;-' tmir'u-rl !hr hnl rim 1-lffi
li.'n I r, ,!. iirtr.
rnniMe rrit'a thoso thnpi r.t Ccralvo's.
Thcy'vn Jnr.t l.i rn 1'r.id olf r.t:d had no
thiiiico for ery f tin rt nil I o.'mv t'i y
vrro n-d-Tcd cut r.n ti'ia r'-;:rrt fir.ty.
That tnency's U vn I nniintf in tu ir
rn lifti ti.ii" for thr.o v.-h..lo ;.-.-hts,
n:ul t!:ry jiu.t cnn'tstnrd it m loivr v: r.
drop of li'iimr's to 1 : hail 1 y haul rid
ing. No toldicr in lutn-py till l.o'u di-i;d-bTok'?,
tnsj'jr lcastv.-uj nono 1 ever
V.liat rir.kr ymt ilonl.t tho ftory,
or.-a:it? It cnia-1 strr.ir lit c?ir.n-;'a."
"It came too d d e'r.ii;r!it. Fir;
tliat'a jnit th'.' trnnl.lc. It rnniMitrni-.'ht
fnnn t:i.llinal:n.-i lot'n n-cnto mill.
It'll only n hook to dv..w Vn 1 aefc. nnd
thry pluvi d it on yon h'jcrnwe tin y sa-.v
yoit tvrr" wvr t. the country, nnd thny
incw 1 vim ml rrr; mid nixv. unh.-sa
Lfititfn.int tmriiinnd i-honM li.tippn
in tv'il'u trooi'. thoroV no lr In fvr
it l.nt to valt fur toniorrow vi;;Ul mid
no ci vtalntv of p t'.in-? nwny tlun."
' "Wrll. if TI?. l:rn:!)ti:.);id w.ro linrc,
don't yon rpp hr'd h:.Vf pom or
iK-nt hark to im.lt ct thiv iiTik'J"
' "Gli, Iw'd have pM"- tvs-t.i'nly
tluat' tU 1:n-in Uit it Ui't yonv,
major. Von'N K"t piivcrnmpxt im.nry
t'.icru tronh to Iny nji every rumhole
inth of tho Oil". Von'ro c-pacte I t.7
pay st !lii'iiiaiu Clrant ncd ioolv. in
and Critti'tiiiiti r.nd L'ovric, vlu ro tin y
hnvm't Lad a crnt rim Cliriarrniia
and how it U the tni.idio cf JIay. Von
wt'-ht to liavu IiwiK-d thronli with all
pud. o nono if tin so jnybawlcrJ
could c t wiud of )uur &.iia, l.t clouo
the Apa.-les. Evory honr yon halt
U clrar paia to them, und hrre vou'va
einijily p. to Ftay SI hom-3 all'nlon?
cf a cock r.nd Lull story nbont porno
ulnprload of fnditnod woan n lrnnilt-a
linrk i,t tillu Ii-nil. It's a iilant, ma
jyr; that'll vhat I lH'licve."
Old rammer Lickod the toe of his
hoo into tho iiandy noil and hnnjr a
r. fl-ctivo head.- ''I tvi.ili yon hadn't'
shut yonr ryes," ho drawled tt lenRth.
1 wonldn't, sir, if! hadn't thonght
yen'd kei'pyonrs oic:i. Yon sleiit nil
night. Fir, yon r.ad J'r. Dawes, -while
I rode alc.f.ij.-iido with linger on trigger
Ahsorbod in thoir Rloomy conrerRS
tion, neither tuan noticed that tho wood
en nhnttcr in tho ndoho wall close i nt
hand had l'n noiMch-wly opened from'
within, jti't nn imh or two. Neither
knew, nei; her ronl 1 see that behind it, in
thoatherin darLiireaof the short sum
mer cveriiij,'. u shadowy form was
"Thi-n yon think vre mn'-t rtny here,
do yon?" i-r.ri'il tho pavr.inst:r.
"Think? IL-uo-.vi t 1;y, tho ranprs
chead is r.'.ivo with Araches, oc;V wo
cant Ft.-nid 'cth off wiili oz.ly half a
dctvn iu.ni. Vt-nr clerk's no 'count,
Old riuninrr rtooj irrrsolnto. Ilia
clerk, a conruni;it;vo and broken down
relative, v. as ut that moment lying
r.ervele.s on h m.lo 1 nnk v.-ilhi?i the
ranch, lHi:uia:;in;r the f..to that had im
ju'llt'il hint to sii'k Arir.ona in Bi-arrh of
hialih. .Ho was indeed of littlo
"Vor.nt," ns the p".yi:;ie:t. r well knew.
After ii moment's pair.fnl thought tho
Words ro?u filnwly t.) his Iiy.ss
"Well, perhaps yon know host, eo
1-rro we try till t.rri'orrow tight, or nt
I r.: t until they p t back." ,
t)no conl.i nl-nost hear the whisper
in t'w d-i'p rc-ess cf tlio retaining wall
f ibihnit. f.':i:- :n. Sonic can crorv-h-in;;
sli'.l farih, r back in tha Uaik
ili pMu of tho interior did her.r.
Put when a mi.ir.er.t l-.trr t'.-.e propri
etor of this ro.7d--i.lc r::neh. thi nrti-
fi. i:!l or l.i in n land of desoh-.tinn,
f. rolled into the lag hero room where
. fci'.lf n ili .r. n troop;-r.-i wero dorir.g or
f-r::i1 lir-; it was vitlj rn rir of r-.iTifi-il-.-ntial
jori.-'oty that ho vhispered to
the corj oral in i-harr-e:
"vJnr ireli. the major, he riffrtso rr.o
f;11 yen ivmiruiesile mitral, but Wi.it
t.h. d n it, ".loreno, we'll be half
way to Mtrwii-.Mi by that tiris," in
t 'mvit-Hl tlm tr.p r cjaito wtvag-ly.
"V, i.o'H to h.irw wh-ro wa pit l-io
ttn:r? V.. 11 i ial.-e 'em l.ilirvo U.:v.rf
v:i'! --.vi.l '..Toi:;-i.t it in from t'.-r-f
'.vo'a. ( 1 iv.- i-.-.-j a d; i il; iw; aryhow,
y..-j ii.."emnl pre:iei ; I'm all 1 c:i.t nut
v illi such n dr.y as this. V.'o'vo Ct to
f.r.-.rt t'ao lv.i-af Tit h. y pet back, r.r.J
tin re ven'i l.-j ai.y t:ni; iheu."
"ITn.-ih. r:r alh ;o; thiy cojno not to
i.l.' l.t. Von will rot lieu-."
" V".r. ko-.v ia blaz.s ilo yon lrcrw?"
"S.'ily: 1 kiiov.- ti. I knovr
ritlnrc: yi t. r.ra ! I k'-..w. Tliey talk
I"-'-:.: in ih i :.!-;v.l :1m major nr.d that
j i of a -: -ai.t for him 1 enan my
i'.i!'.' r. Le 1: yen!" Ar.d Iibcno
pave a "ip iviiicatlvo of crimhinej de-li.;n-o
v.i -d uilain.
" D'.n't you rov.nt on his not finding
rr.t. r.'i rc.'o. It'a all i :.sy i.nonj;h no
far as the Tsia ji.r's conecrn' il. br.t that
I larkgrard l-'oeny's dliTi Tcut, I t -!l
yen. Iii'd h.-nr tho pr.rj.-lo of tha
r;ii:r't if I'cv.cri in miles nrrcs tho
tiiie, i;eu 1" hero to I nnt thiiiL-s before
ii could i--rvo cut a pill d n
him! flu 's l.ei n k -.-n cr.onph to ct
(hi t J :.!:ii siri.iii Vi.i.keo on puard
i'V r yoer li(;nor. liov i.ro yen t;oins
to pet nt it .-.i.yhow?"
1 c.r s:n nvv. ir th? Mexican placed
the ioi.linrT. r of hi.i left hand upon his
lirs iiud Willi that of tho rilit hand
point- d r;;.T.ir.eant'y io tho L.-jrd beaten
"Ah, 1 have a mine," he whispered.
'You T.-"l not betray, oh? fcku-ul
Kir '..! Iln romes now."
The pniiT voice of crseant Fccry
hroko up the rolhijrjy.
't'orpiTid Mrr;hy, take what men
ynn li.:va 1-cre . tad proem ctonee. Feed
nnd water tcu. SI.cliio, I want r.up
per cooked for ci;rlit in ."0 minutes.
Drop those enrd now, yen men. Von
frhould have been uleeiiini; ns I told
you, so rj to bo ready lor work to
nipht." "Khrtro wo clon't e tonight, eer
"Y.lio says 'bat?" domanded Fcmy
qniekly, whirling r.pon hi.i pnbordi
nat. s. Tb'j corior.i! Icekeu cmliarras?cd
and turned to J-Ioreno for enppnrt.
Morero, ire' inndiy calm, was as pro
"Moreno there," lirgan Murphy,
fin liKjr hijiiacif couipelh d to sjieck.
"IV" pravely. court eon sly protested
IV.i Mexican, with ill pri-catory nl:rug
oihis Khoulder.-; r.nd upward liit of eye
brow. "I? What know I' I do but
Fry tho Corporal Donovan is not cniao.
How know 1 yon po r.irt ont tonight?"
"Neither yon nex tho Ii!ce3 of yon
knows," W.-..1 Te'ny's fiem retort.
"We po v.iien wo will r.nd no questions
ar-kiid. As f. r yti. MrjTr'ay, you l-e
ready, nud it's mo j-on'll ask, not any
ouUide.r, when wo po. I've had enonh
toFwcarr.t today without yon ellov.'s
pl.'.yin;; oSf on me. do or no po. no
liiinor. mind you. Tho first man I
catch drinking I'U tie by the tlimr.hs
to thi; back of tho nnibulanco. nnd he'll
foot it to btmseman."
N- words were wasted in remon
strance or reply. v T1ko were indeed
"the days of the empire" in Arizona
Jays soon nfior the preat war of llio re
bellion, when 11U4I drank and swore
nnd fonglil nnd gambled in tho rough
lifo'ot th'.sr. exile, but obeyed, and
obeyed without question, tlm nfiicers
npi-ointed over them. Thrso were the
Uitys when veternti sergeautu like I'einy
men who had ci-rvrd und-r Ut. George
Oxike and ihumier nnd Harney on tin
wi-lo frontier luforo tho war, who ImJ
riii'len v.'ith tho starry pni.lous in many
wild, wl-.iriing i-harpe wider Kheri dan
nnd Merritt and Custer in tho vulhy of
VirginjJt held ulunt despotic powers
among the trooira who fc;-it tk.it en
listment in the isolation of Arizona.
Ilnro were the cases when they abnscd
their privilege. Stern was their rule,
rode their F.pccch, bnt ly officers and
mca r.liko they were tratiicd and re-spw-ttil.
As for rVse'ny, thero were not lacking
those who declared him spoiled. Twice
that day hd the paymaster been on
tho point of rebnking his apparent in
diuerenco. Twice had he withheld his
cenrnre, knowing, after ail, Fceny to bo
in the right end himself in tho wrong.
And now in tho patliering shades of
night, as he utood in silence watching
the brisk piocess of prooming, and
noted how thorough end businesslike,
even thourrh sharp and stern, 'was Fee
ny, the paj-master was wishing ha had
rot ventured to Oisrcgard the caution
of bo skilled a veteran.
And yet the paymaster, having a hu
man heart ia Lis breast, hadboen sorely
tried, for tha appeal that camo for help
was one ho could not well resist. Pass
ing Ceralvo's v.t midnight nnd pushing
relentlessly ahead instead of halting
there as the men had hopod, tho party
was challen-red in the Mexican tongue.
To which unlooked for and uncalled
for (Jcmnnd the leading trooper, scorn
ing pTeas.T interference in American
P.rritcrv, promptly answered:
"o to h 1!"
All tho sr.ne ho heard the click of
lick nnd was prompt to draw his own
Colt, as did likewise the littlo squad
riding ahead of the creaking ambu
lance. The two leaders of tlio mules
whirled instantly about and beenmo
tangled np with tho wheel team, nnd
tiio paymaster was pitched out of a
dream into a donhVed r.p mass on tho
pnos'to scat. To his startled questions
tho driver could only mate reply tlmt
ho didn't knoy.- what was the matter;
th' serirrant Vnd pone ahead to seo.
Presently Feeny shonted " Forward!"
and on they went ngain, end not until
Ceralvo's was a milo behind could tho
major 1- am ths canso of the detention.
"Some of Cewilvo's jic ipie," answered
r.Nny; "d n their impudence!
Th; y thospht to stop ns and turn us in
th;ro by stories of Indisn raids just
below ns three prelectors murdi'red
2 1 miles tb.is t.ida of tha Sonora lino.
Coehis-s' pecpla never came this far
v.vst of the iT.irieahua r.i':o. It's
v hite rntiluoa!s mayl-e, and we'll need
car whole command."
And yet in tho plnring ennshino of
tl"t May morning, after they had rtn
Fadulrd it Moreno's, and lb-? sergeant,
wearied wi'.h 'he vi.-rils of twosr.ccrs
sivo nights, had poao (to sleep in"J he
coolcrt eiiade lie could find, thero camo
riding ncrofa the f.nt.htikcd, cacrr.s
dotted pia.in rt the west a young man
who baa the features of the American
r.nd the grave, courteous bearing of tha
"My rr.me is Harvey," said he.
"My isers, who have been in Pan
rr:..' .-ii co ct school, oro with mo on
tho way to v;Vit our parents in T:rt?on.
Father was to h-.vo met us rt tho Bend
with relays, .f mnh . We have waiW
hoiiw and ran wait no longer. For
God's sake l. t half a dozen of your men
ride out and rseort th:m down here.
Thero is no doubt in tho world the
ApncLca rt-e in tho mountains on Iwitii
sides, and I'm trembling for fear they've
already found our i-amp. I-iono of my
party dared make the ride, so I had to
What was rinmmer to do ? Eo iiidn't
want to re.uso tiieser'Taiit. This wnsn't
pi.tng J'nck to Ceralvo's, l.nt riding
northward to tho renene of iinperilrd
beauty. He simi!y coch.u't refuse,
csncci.iily when Donovan nnd t theis
wero eager to po. From Mr. Harvey
ho learned that his father bad married
into na eld Spanish M. racan family at
Havana, had been induced by them to
take oh urge of certain business in M:t
nmorus,!1 i:nd that long afterward ho
had removed to Gr.aymas and thenco
to Turson. Tho children had been ed
cer.ted at Fan Francitico, and tho sis
ters, now IT and 15 yeiirs of ngo re-rpL-c-tively,
wero soon to po to Cuba to
vn.it relatives of their mother, but were
determined oneo more to s,'e the quaint
old home- r.t Tneaon beforo sa doing;
henca this journey nr.der liis charge.
Tho Eton- fiL-emed straight enough.
Flummer had never yet been to Tucson,
but at Drum Barraclcs and Wilmington
ho hr.d often heard of tho Harvcys, r.nd
Donovan swore he knew them ail by
sight, especially the old man.
Tho matter was settled beforo Flum
mer really knew whether to take tho
responsibility or not, r.ad tho cavalry
corporal with livo men rodo back into
tho fiery heat of tho Arizona day and
was miles away toward the Gila before
Fceny woko to a realizing sensecf what
had hpppened. Then he camo out and
blij-phemed. There in that wretched
little green safe were locked np thou
sands enough of dollars to tempt all
tho outlawry cf the Occident to any
deed of desperation thnt might lead to
the capture of tho booty, and with Don
ovan mid his party away Feeny saw he
had Imt half a doseu men for defense.
At his iuterpcf itiou tlw major had at
least done one thing warned Moreno
not to sell a drop of his fiery mescal to
any ono of the men, and when the
Mexican expressed entire willingness to
acqnixee Feeny 'a suspicions were
redoubled and he picked out Trooper
Lntham, a New Englander whom some
strange r.nd untoward fate had led into
tho ranks, end stationed him in tho
bullet scarred barroom of tho ranch,
with strict orders to allow not drop
to lie drawn Vr served to any one with
out the sanction of 'Sergeant Feenv or
his superior oflicer, tho major. Bven
tho humiliation of this proceeding had
in no wise disturbed Moreno's suavity:
"All I jxiruess is nt your feet," ho had
said to tho major, with Custilian grace
nnd pravity, "Take or withhold it as
"Infernal old hypocrite!" swore Fce
ny. between his tfrong, rot teeth. "1
bclitfva ho'd liko nothing better than to
pet tho escort drnuk and turn us over
bag and baggage to the Morales gang. "
Thrice during the hot nUeraoon hud
I'teiiy bCouUxl th-,' premises and ktiiveu
to fend what number ana manner of
men Moreno might have in concealment
there, tjnestioning was of little use.
Moreno was ready to answer to any
thing ar.d was never known to halt at
a lie. i Old Miguel, the half breed, who
did odd jobs about tho well and th
corral, expressed profound ignorance
both of tho situation and Teeny's Eng
lish. , Tha Mexican hoy had bnt one
answer to all queries, "No sa-a-abo."
Other ocenpants there were, hut these
even Feeny 's sense of duty could not
prompt him to disturb. Somewhere
ia the depths of the domestic portion
of the ranch, where the brush on the
flat roof was piled most heavily and
tha walls wcra jealously thick, all
scouting parties or escorts well knew
that Moreno's wi& and daughter were
hidden from prying eyeS, and rnmor
had it that often there were more than
two fesninina occupants; that these
were sometimes joined by three or fonr
others wives or sweet hearts of ont- j
lawed men who rode with Pasqual Mo
rales and ell Arizona knew that Pas
qual Mcrrlt s had little more Mexican
blood iu his veins than had Feeny
himself. Ifo was an Americano, a
cursed pringo for whom long years ago
the sheriffs t f California and Nevada
had chasid in vain, who had sought
refngeand a mate in onora and whose
swarthy features found no difficulty in
masquerading under a Mexican name
when the langnago of love had made
him f-.miliar with tho Mexican tongue.
Mow to action, slow of speech as was
th.) paymaster, ho was net slow to see
that tiergeaut Feeny was anxious and
ill at ese, and if a veteran trooper,
whom his captain had pronounced tho
coolest, pluckiest and most reliable man
in tho regiment, could be so disturbed
over the indications, it was high time
to take precaution. What was the
threatened danger? Apaches? They
would never assault the ranch with its
guard of soldiers, whatsoever they '
might dc in tho canyons in the range
beyond. Outlaws? They had not been
heard of for months. Fie had inquired
into all this r.t Yuma, at the stage sta
tions, ly mail of tho commanding
"officers rt Lowell and Eowie anil
Grant. Not for six months had a stage
been "hell np" or a bncklxiard
".f.iinp.-d" south of the turbid Gila,
True, ther? was rumor of riot and law
lesencES among tho miners at Castle
Dome and t he customary shooting scrap.3
:.t -flhreiiberg and La Paz, but these
were river towns, far liehind him now
as he looked back over tho desert trail
and aloft into the star studded, cloud
Nothing could bo" more placid, noth
ing hs prophiUic of peril or ambush
than this exquisite snmmer night.
Sorr ewliere within tho forbidden region
of Moreno's harem a guitar was b?gin
nirg to tinkle softly. That was all
very well, bnt then a woman's voice,
anyd'iitg but soft, took np a strange,
monotonous refrain. Lino after line,
versa nfter verse, it ran, harsh, change
less. Ho innld not distinguish the
words he did not wish to: tho mnsio
was bad ononph in all conscience, what
soever it might become when snng by
youth or beauty. As it fell from the
lips of Senora Moreno tha air was a
succession of vocal nasal disharmonies,
Li:vh pitched, strident, nerve racking.
Fnable to listen after tho third repe
tirion. riutnmcr slowly retired from
the corral and onca more appeared at
tho front, just in time for a sensation.
Two troojx rs, two cf tho men who had
ritlien back with Donovan, camo lurch
ing into tho lighted space before tha
main entrance. At sight of tho pay
master ono of them stiffened np and
wiih preternatural pravity of mien ex
ecuted the sainte. Tho other, with, an en
velope in his hand, reeled out of Hie sad
dle, failed to catch his balance, plunged
heavily into tho sand and lay there.
Corporal Murphy sprang eagerly for
ward, the first man to reach him, and
turned tha prostrate trooper over on his
"What's tho matter?" queried Plum
mer.' "Is bo r.ck?"
"Sick, is it?" was the quick retort,
as tho corporal sniffed at the tainted
breath of the sufferer. "Bo the pow
ers, I only wiuh 1 had, half his . dis
At then came Feeny, glaring, wrath
fuL "Como down cC the top of that
horse, Mnllan," ho ordered, fiercely.
"How how'd yo pot here? Which
way'd ye come? Where's the rest?"
With the ponderous dignity cf in
ebriety, Mnllan slowly pointed tip the
desert nndcr tho spot where the polo
star plowed in the northern skies.
"harsh 'ut," to hiccoughed, "we're
we'ro too late; 'Paches got there
"Hwat! hwat!" thundered Feeny.
'D'ye mean thero were women that
it wasn't a plant ?"
"Hware's yonr dispatches, yon
drnnken loct ? How dare yon ahrink
when there was fight ahead? Hware's
yonr dispatches? and may heaven blast
the sonls of you Loth !"
"Here, sergeant," said Murphy,
wrenching tho soiled envelope from the
loose prasp of the prostrate trooper.
"It's to yon. 6ir, " said Feeny, with
one glance nt tho sprawling superscrip
tion. "In God's name rend anklet ns
know what devil's work's abroad to
night." Even Plumraer's pudgy fingers trem
bled ns ho toro open the dingy packet
Old Moreno camo forth with a light,
his white teeth gleaming, his black
eyes llashiug from ono to another of i
the group. Holding tha penciled
page close to the lantern, the paymaster
read aloud: , v - v
"Camp Imrned. One mnn killed;
others scattered : mules and Lnckboard
gone. For God's sake help in tho pur
suit. Strike for Raton uss. The In
dians have ran away my poor sisters.
. "EnwAito Haevet."
Tho major dropped tho paper, fairly"
str.nncd with dismay. Feeny sprang
forward, picked it np, and eagerly;
scrutinized tho page. Mnllan, standing
unsteadily at the head of his Wearied
and dejected hone, was looking oa
with glassy eyes, his Hps vainly striv
ing to frame further particnlara. Ler'
ing their supper unfinished, the othfer
men of the little squad had come tum
bling ont into the summer night. No
one paid other heed to the trooperj
sprawling in the sand. Already in
deep, drunken slumber, he was breath-!
ing stertoronsly. Feeny s eyes seemed
fastened to the letter. Line by line,
word by word, again and again he
spelled it through. Suddenly he leaped
forward and clutched Mullan at the
throat, shaking him violently.
"Answer now. Eware'd yon get
yonr liquor? Didn't this fellow" give
it to you?" . J
"On my honor. no, sarsh'nt 'jpon
my 'on" ' (
"Oh, to h 1 with your honor and yon
with itt Hware'd you get it if it,
wasn't from him? Shure you've not
been near Ceralvo's?" v k
"No, sarsh'nt, no Ceralvo's. . We
met couple gen'l'men perfec genT-;
men, ranchers; they were going after
the Indians. They gave us jus o-one
drink 'piece. Jus' five minutes go. "j
"How far away was this? Hware
were they? Answer or, d n you,
I'll shake the truth ont of you 1" shouted
Feeny, suiting action to word. "Spake (
befoie yon, too, are lying like thati
other hog. Did you ever see the camp?
Did yon ever get to the crossing at all? i
Douse a dipper of water over him, yon!
Latham, quick. Wabo.T i, I say, Mul
lan. For the love of God, major, I be
lieve they're both dragged. I believe
it's all a d d lie. I believe its
only a ekame to get you to sfcid out the'
rest of your escort, so the can tackle
you alone. Kick him, -" .nrphy, kick
bim; tbrot him round; ' don't let him
get to sleep. Answer me, yon scoun-
Homing tlx penciled fiacre clone to the
lantern, the paymaster read aloud.
drel!" ho fairly yelled, for Mnllan 's head
was drooping on his breast and every
larch promised to land him on his. face.
Twice his knees doubled np like a foot
rule and the stout little sergeant had to
jerk him to his feet..
"Search 'cm both. See if they're a
flask berime 'cm, Latham. Answer
me, Mnllan, did yon 6ee the burned
camp? Did you seo the dead man ?
Did Oh, murtherl Now he's gone!
There's never a word to be pot ont of
aither of them this night Eat don't
you believe that lerther, major. Don't
yon trust a word of it; it's false ashelL
It's only a plan to rob ye of yonr es
cort first and yonr life and money later.
That's itmen; douse them, kick them,
mnrther them both if you like the
cars! and they'd drink when they
knowed every man was needed." And
adding force to his words Feeny drove
a furious kick at the backless Mnllan. j
"Do you mean there is no truth in
this.? ' Do yon mean you think it all a
fraud, a trick?" at last queried the
major. "Why, it seems incredible 1" i
"I say jnstwhat I mean, major. It'a
a plot to rob yon. I mean the gang
has gathered for that very purpose, I
mean that every story told ns about
tho Apaches west or south of here or
between us and the Gila is a blooi
lie. The guard at the signal sati
hadn't seen or heard of them. Th :
laughed at me when I told them wh j
they tried to make ns believe at Cera -j
vo's. 'Twas there they wanted to ha
yon 6top, for there you'd have no chance
at alL Shure, do you suppose if the
Apaches were ont if this story was
true they wouldn't have heard it and
investigated it by this time, and the
beacon fire would have been blazing at
the Picacho?" i
Then Murphy turned and ran around
tho corner of the corral to a point where j
ho could see tha dim outline of the'
range against tho western sky. The
nest moment his voice rose upon the
night air, vibrant, thrilling: ' j
"Look! God be good to us, major!
It's no lie. The signal fire's blazing
at the peak." j
(To be ciDtfnnci.)
In tho British house cf commons on
Nov. 1G woman suffrage was carried,
over the opposition of the government,
by the decisive vote of 147 to 126.
Ur. Geo. W. MM
All Qcn Dsctl?
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mil mir imiiy-imw. vyaBMb MC
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failure of A. D. i
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