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C3APTEB I At tha begiaalag of
- tha etfU wmr Valentine Weldon was
impacted of the snarderaf hls-broth-
ar, Frederick, who had disappeared.
Dr. Blaaehard married their titter.
II became a widower, and rears af
ter the aoppoeed Harder west weet
wiib an euid ren, Howard, Alloa aad
Clara. Captaia Brandos conducted
the traia whea it reached the far
weet. Two bad character. Henry
Kyle aad Foat Bobb, joined them.
II Hearv Kyle aooa learea the traia
aad visits hia father aad sister,
Nora, who attempt to tarn him from
hla efUJlfe. Ill Two lawyers
amed Bliss come to th west from
Virginia to attempt to force the
Blaaehards to relinquish th Weldoa
aetata. The Bllsasa ally themeelTea
with oao Bootoa and hia gang, who
are ready for aay villainy IV
LoalsKyla. Henry Kyle's brother,
wane Captain Braadoa against Bon
toa's gang. V The Blisses accuse
Dr. Blaacbard of baring murdered
hla Wife. VI-Louls Kyle tnlUts a
f gating hermit, called the Prophet,
la behalf of the Blaaehards against
Boatoa. VII Patch deserts the
Blaaehards aad goes to Boatoa.
Captaia Brandon encounters Henry
Kyle, fights him aad leaves him for
dead. VIII Valentine Kyle con.
fessea that ha Is Valentine Weldon.
aad that he killed lis brother, Fred,
rick, unintentionally. IX The
Blisses give Boatoa their plan.
They meaa to get the Blanehards oat
of the way and claim the Weldon
estate, to which the Blaaehards are
heirs. X Captain Brandon tI-Iu
the Prophet. XI Dr. Blanchard Is
seized by Boatoa. XII Capt. Bran
don captures Paten and Robb. XIII
aad XV Henry Kyle offers to aid
the Blaacbard girls, who are now in
Boaton's power, bat his offer is de
clined. XV Boatoa and ' bis gang
proceed agaiast Valentine Kyle. The
Kyles are warned by the Prophet and
escaps. Bouton fires the house.
XVI The Blanchard girls escape
from Boatoa and lola their father,
who meanwhile has regained his
liberty. XVII Recounts adventures
, of Alice and Clara Blaacbard. XVII I
Hoary Kyle, seeing the rnins of
-ha father's house, vows to avenge
the wrong. XIX. XX and XXI The
Prophet trees Louis Kyle, who had
fallen lato Bouton's hands. Nora
Kyle meets her cousin. Alico Blan
chard. for the first time. Patch is
shot. . Captoa Brandon's men are
driven by their enemies. XXII
Boatoa offers immunity from far
ther persecution to Mora Kyle and
her family it she will marry him.
Under the abidance of the Indian
herder, Valentine Kyle and hia wife
succeeded in reaching the caves to which
the Prophet had eent thorn. They went
down to the valley of the Great Spirit
through the canyon by which Howard
Blanchard. first entered with Captain
Brandon. Though broken hearted,
weary and on font and much accustomed
to the wonderful aoenery of this mar
velous land, they coald not but be awed
by the sublimity of their Hammndinfia,
The shadows and gloom were ia yni
pathy with their own heart and as
hand In hand they went down deeper
and deeper into the canyon it aer-mrd
to Mrs. Kyle that aha must have died
with her husband, and that in death, as
in life, aba was still clinging to him
and leading him through the darkened
way out to the gate called Beautiful.
Aad when the sunlit opening to the
valley rame in sight she stood and clung
. to him and closed her eyes, not daring to
look at the glory that seemed of another
"Hera is the valley of the Great
Spirit," said the guide, pointing out to
the light "I ran hear voice. "
Above the sound of the waters, hurry
ing down to the placid lake in the era
trr of the valley, Mr Kyle heard the
singing and laughter cf the immigrant
rhiMrrn, and the sound came to her
ear like the erraphio singing of angel
What mask) is there to the mother like
the laughter of children? Even Valen
tine Kyle was awed, and so filled with
the supernatural exhilaration that his
fare glowed and his gray hair and beard
looked like a saintly halo.
"Let as get into the light," called
out the guide. "It is pleasanter in the
They followed him out. bat stopped
again at a point where all the glories of
the enchanted scene barn upon their be
There were children playing by the
! and at the sight of the strangers
they tan shouting to the caves in alarm,
and their cries broke th illusion and
told Mra. Kyle she was still in the mad
of fear and sorrow and danger.
'Aa they crossed the valley they could
see anxious taaes peering at them from
behind the roeka.
.' as Valentine Kyle was aboatto
call to them not feu; a tall, rosy
faced girl made herveppearaaee and ap
proached them with evtended hands.
... "IamMaryCtyde,VaVeald. "Come
trtta me. Tom atem to We trouble,
Kteooiaelve," ' . .
"indeed we have troabeyw child."
Wr - know
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- n (L jj hi
said Mary, "and it will be if . incur
power. We are only women and chil
dren with one old man here, but the
Prophet says we are safe.!' ,
Mary Clyde then led them to the cava
oimuwi ana oere we women ana cnu
dren came swarming oat, all ashamed
of their - alarm, thontrh thfeir mm,t
perienee warranted them in the precan-
i e . . .
uon. an. Ajie let nis wue answer, and
when she told thorn her mim tluw all
asked in a chorus, "Are yon Louis
Aie s momer:
"Then,", said Mary Clyde, "I shall
11 . ... .. .
aw yoo. . -Ana uereupon au toe qtner
women and all the children followed
Mary's hospitable example. ,
When Mrs. Kyle told them that her
home had been -destroyed by Bouton,
and that her .daughter was then a pris
oner in his hands, the indignation of
the immigrant women became extreme,
and Mrs. Clyde, Mary's mother, declared
With much emnhans that death iranld
be something like a pleasure if she could
just are Dtraron Torrurea as sne would.
have him tortured and as he deserved to
be tortured "for just five minutes. "
Mr. Kvle told them the little he had
learned from tha Pmnhot ahrmt Tw
Blanchard and hia family. The report
was tnac tne doctor bad escaped, but
that the girls were still in the power of
"All our men are out aiding in the
fight." said one woman, "and we'd be
willing to go and help them if it wasn't
for the children. "
The immigrants did all in their pow
er to comfort their gnesta, and all spoke
of a termination to the trouble which
the most imaginative did not feel in
her heart.- About the middle of the aft
ernoon the children, who never. tired of
the beautiful valley nor ceased to won
der at tho grand caves, came running
in, tho leader shouting:
"The Prophet 1 The Prophet is com
ing!" ' Without asking a question all hur
ried out and saw the Prophet crossing
the valley accompanied by Clara Blanch
ard and her father. The women and
children ran to meet them with shouts
"So, t vHU remain in the thadoic."
of Joy, but Valentino Kyle and his wife
remained back in the shadow.
"I cannot meet him, wife. I cannot
meet him!" cried the unhappy man.
"Meet him, husband. Even if he
should recognise yon he can bear yon
no malice. Dr. Blanchard was ever your
"No, I will remain in the shadow
till I can escape from here. "
"That yon must not do, Valentine.
Look out, my husband. See, time has
so changed him that I could not tell
that I bad ever set eyes on him before.
The children are shouting his name.
That alone assures me I am not mistak
en. If yon wish to remain unknown, he
cannot recognise you. Only in your
brave heart and love for me are yon
the Valentine Weldon of .10 years ago.
Here, here they are. Do not crouch back
in the darkness. See how like our Nora
the young girl look"
Mr Kyle seised her husband's arm
and kept him standing back near the
entrance to the cave, where, without
being directly observed, they coald ace
all that was going on outside.
"And Valentine Kyle and his wife
have arrived, " said the Prophet, raising
his bronzed face to the sun. "I knew
that God would answer my prayer.
Where are they?"
"In the cave," shouted the children,
and every hand was pointed in the di
rection that he might not make a mis
tak Dr. Blanchard and the Prophet helped
Clara from her horse, when she was at
once surrounded by the women and chil
dren, and she was kissed and cried and
laughed over till her cheeks were red
debrd with kissing and her brow whiten
ed with that rarest of cosmetic the
tears of friendship. Mr. Kyle' old
herder appearing, the Prophet ordea
him to take the horses to the other k
of the valley, "where," he said, "never
a horse grased before, for the valley has
been sacred. But the horse that carries
the fugitive from osel persecution is an
instrument of th Lord and becomes
sacred in hia service. Place the animals
uthebeatgnM Jfo harm can come to
With the saddle and equipments on
his arm the Prophet entered the care
aad found Valentine Kyh and his wife
sitting m the shadow away from the
el tax. pmdlng over, be took a hand cf
it they were not. My heart is with yon
in yoor soro affliction ; bat. as Gcd reiga
eth and my aool liTeth, the elenda shaa
pass away and the sunlight of peace and.
joy Eliall poor in on yenr punned hearts.
Oh, ye who have so lone walked with
downcast eye the end of the gloomy
way is nearing! The atonement has been
made and the joy awaits these who have
been sanctified by sorrow.
"May yonrwords prove true," sighed
"They have ever come true, for all
my thought bat been devoted to learn
ing the ways of the Great Architect who
piled np the mountain hollowed the
valleys and filled the world with light
There are no mysteries save in our own
ignorance, no miracles save where we
are blind. The doctor and his daughter
need rest. Then they will speak to yon,
and you will lore them for your kindred
The Prophet took their hands again
and bowed over them as if he wen-calling
down a benediction. - Then he went
off to find the doctor and Clara.
Mary Clyde had anticipated what he
would do, and at once prepared couches,
while others prepared food. The doctor
ate with thankfulness, and lay down on
the robes with a feeling of awe such as
he bad never before experienced, for he
could not bat feel , that he bad left the
As has been mentioned, the Prophet
had an instinctive conception cf the
time and could tell the boor if he had
been days in absolute darkness. Dr.
Blanchard could not be expected to do
thia He woke up before day, "and guid
ed by the lights on the altar went over
and sat near it, for there was a com
panionship in the flickering flame As
he sat there ho heard a deep sigh, ac
companied by a light step cn the rocky
floor. He looked np and saw a haggard
face in a setting cf white beard and
Tho two old men old in appearance
if not in years looked at each other
for seme seconds in silence. Valentine
Kyle knew that this was his kinsman,
Dr. -Blanchard, but he could not have
recognized the altered face. Dr. Blanch
ard guessed that this was Mr. Kyle, the
father of Loni Not a shadow cf suspi
cion glinted his mind that this could be
the lost Valentine Weldon, who so many
years before fled from the valley of tho
Great Kanawha, his hands red with the
blood of the murdered Frederick. Dr.
Blanchard was the first to speak, and
as he did so he took the cold, reluctant
hand of Valentine Kyle in hi
"You are Mr. Kyle?" he said kindly.
"Iam Dr. Blanchard. We have heard
of each other through kindred trouble "
" I am Valentine Kyle. Like yourself,
I have suffered," said Mr. Kyle, and
he sat down on a blanket near the doc
tor. "It is a curse, "said the doctor, "
curse from which tho innocent were
fleeing, but it has followed us.."
"A curse?" repeated Mr. Kyle.
"Yes. It is the story of a faraway
land, and it would not interest yon to
hear it. Bat it has fallen on you as well
as cn me."
"How has it fallen on me?" asked
Valentino Kyle, speaking ho&rsely and
bowing his head on his hand
" Yonr eon Louis came to our aid, and
it is, I em sure, because of this that the
outlaws attacked yonr place. " .
"Perhaps so, bnt you say it would not
interest me to hear the story of a far
away land. I assure yon it would, " said
Valentine, with his face still averbd.
"It cases a sorrow to speak of it,' be
gan the doctor, "bnt I would not fori
that reason add to the sorrows of anoth
er. However, it is still night, and the
people are sleeping. Ten will lie down
again before day?"
"I have slept enough. "
- In a sad monotone Dr. Blanchard told
tho story cf the Weldons how old John
WcMon died, cutting off his grand
daughter, the doctor's wife, in his will
and leaving his largo property to Fred
erick and Valentine Weldon, the former
unmarried ; how Valentine favored the"
south and Frederick the north fa the
war that had just began; how Valen
tine fled and Frederick was missina:
how a bedy supposed to be Frederick's
was found long afterward far down the
river; hew the curse of that act had re
flected on his children, and how he had
determined to go with them into a new
land. leaving all the property that
might have been theirs in the hands of
Lawyer Bliss. All, everything up to the
present moment, be told his silent lis
. "The brother. Valentine, must have
been a very bad man." Mr. Kvle man-
agrd to say.
"No," replied the doctor hurriedly.
"Valentine Weldon was as brave and
generous as tho brother whom he so
loved and whom he could not have
meant to harm."
"But he, killed him reddened his
hands in his blood. "
"I will not believe that of Valentine
Weldon, be he living or be he dead. If
he was the cause of his brother's death.
it was an accident or a blow struck in
anger, when Valentino had been drink
ing. No, no! Valentine Weldon could
not have done that."
vif living, wccld yon meet him as of
ycre?" asked Mr. Kyle, trying to appear
Aye, that I would. Were he livine I
would take him to my heart, where hia
memory has ever been," said the doctor,
With tears in his eye
"Valentine Weldon is living!" said
Mr. Kyle, rising and reaching out his
hsadfethea letting them fall hehdesslv
tfcy his side- . ' ----
LivxCI" exclaimed the doctor.
--Yes;livfr't and here. I am Valen-
tme WeJdonK"". -
Dr. Blanehardyzed the hands again
extended imealkAlT. and dmfnir the.
old man near to the altar he looked
into tha haggard face, and clasping him
to his heart cried out: "Valentine, Val
entine! My brother, my brother!"
fro an oraiumau.
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PfM curcm nerrcas prostration. Kotnri
removing the gems of disease, aad then
sapptyinf healthy nerre food, lacrMstns
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eniac the entire system. Desperate cum
require prolonged treatment as shown hj
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writes: "As the result of slights tag stroke
the physicians said I bad a light stroke ot
paralysis, my limbs would all draw nn. 1
lYf Itftl' would hare throbbbM,
VIUM . . . . .
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unendurable. For three
months I coald sot sleep
and tor three weeks did
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naatad .1 mjA
felt that If relief did not coma I wonid be
dead or insane, I took. Or. Kites Bestorsv
ttve Herrine and the second night slept twe
hoars and from that timo oa my health lav
nroTod; slowly at first, but steadily and
surely. I took In all 40 bottle audi cannot
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Book rm heart and nerree free. Dr.aUlas
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latheCircalt coart, tat ekancsry, teptcstser
tsna, 1896. i
Badls DicklDsos ts Rcrsert Ticktasoa.
affinarlt of ana resldsiii s of the alwwsi a.fi I
sat, Herbert Diektaaon, harhMj; been flled la oat
clerk's office of the cl resit coart of saht coaatT,
aotlea Is ibenfsrs hersby glren to the said aoa
fMfdeat defeodaat tast tax oomplaiaaat aied her
bill efcomnlalalinssld eosrt. en the ehascer
side thereof, on the ath day of Hay, Issa. aad
uviiacmpoi nnamon assaee eat or seta
hi. oa tas Brst Mcarfay la the nocth efl
ker next, as hi br law reoaired.
Row, anlcsB yon. the ssid aos rsndsat ssfsnd
ant sbore aimed, Herber. Dickiwoej. all swraan
ally be ssid appear Before said eireaU swart, anj
ths Srst ear of the next term tasrrof.to bebotdVa
at aoca island ta sad for tbe saM coasty,
Srst Meaday la Bewtesubernaal. sod pissd.s
or demnr to thoaali complaiaants aUI sf
DSSlat. tha Sama uul u. nsitM.
ttershi charged aad stated will be taken as eoa-
aeerse entered agaiast yea sccoM
lag te the pesyeref said bill.
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Bee Jfiand, IJL. May f, 189s.
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Motloa to Contractors- ' .
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the improTeeMBt eraareS by aa ordlaance ea-
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the font of Twenty-foerth rtreat at the paint ef
intemrtlon ef tbe esntec line ef said street with
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street: theses ronlheri a osrlaia
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