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THB AKfK78. THuRSDAY, OCTOBER 1. 1B90.
STKJiP-ilH OK PRECKmSO CHAPTERS
CHAP IK II I -Kr.vl r'nrmr dis
places li:ni!f If nt Vt I'oint.
irrtl the nt-huul find !-rtN Wn'W-
inj' 11 ft. cink!ii; l.xvfr find l-wrr,
lunrriivt hi r-niiliiTs lniihir.
Mid Un-n i-omiiiiis it furfi-ry. II
0!fnH Karrnr. Iitln-r of Kiyl?. is
lilld in a hall!'! with tliu Indians.
Ill Kojal Karrsr's younger brother
Will gra'uates at West Point and
fail in love with Kitty Ormsby.
whose brother Jack I in love with
Will' sister Ellis. IV Will is made
l'eutenenr. Tbey all return to Fort
Frayne, accompanied by a certain
Mrs. UiUDton. V It ha been re
ported that Rojlc Farrar isdea-J, but
he turns up at the fort i the guise
rf a common soldier under the name
of tlraice. Eliis Farrar and Jack
Orrosby quarrel over Helen Dannton.
VI Helen Daunton ha an interview
with J ick Ormsby, in whi :h it trans
pires that she 19 Royle Farrar 's much
abused wife, whom Ormsby ha be
fore befriended. VII H-ien Farrar
discovers ber husband. VIII Kllis
Farrcr witnesses another interview
Imtwecn Helm Daunlon and Jk
Ormsby. IX Trouble arm-4 be
tween the cowboys and Indians. X
Thn garrison is ordered out to pro
tect t te Indians. XI: Helen Daun
ton makes preparations to get ber
hush.md away 'from the fort. XII
At the Ch utmas ball they are
starl.'e 1 by the cry cf "Fire!"' in the
cuardhouse. Rovle Farrar comes to
his end amid the (lames, and Captain
l.eale loses his eyesight in the. at
tempt 10 rescue the unworthy hus
band of the woman be loves. He en
Farrar. XIII A misunderstandirg
among the Indians causes trouble.
They leave the reservation and are
pursued by the Seventh.
The Twelfth spent its New Year's
day hot u the Indian trail. Into the
foothill-i it vouml. tortuous and fall of
peril, for from every projecting point,
troii! rivk to rock and crest to crest, the
warrior rear guard poured their tire on
the advancing line. Charges wcro fruit
less. The tiiintile ponies of the Indians
liiro their riut-is swiftly out cf harm's
way. mid only aiiitiigllic charging foive
'.)d c.isuulti'S occur. Still, l'u.um had
hung like a bulldog to his task, hoping
Itfore tiiphtfall to catch up with the
main l.oi'.y ami the moving village, then
to In 111 it in. Numerically he win lit
tle better off tiiau the Indians, us SO
Indians can surround 500 troopers much
more effectively than 300 troOeis can
Furrouud ;o mcnuted warriors. Thronfjh
Hat and others be bad vainly striven to
tunuuiuicatc with Dip Koad. to assure
him no li:u 111 would be done; that all
that was necessary was for him to re
turn with bis people under escort of tli!
rcjiinient to the reservation. I p to 4
p. 111. not a t-hot had been tired by tt;e
Twelfth, even in response to a some
times Railing fusillade from tin' Inliu!i.
Jiy that timo several men had la-en un
licrsed and two cr three wounded, and
the thins was petting exasperating; ret,
was it worth keeping up, for Bat and
other scouts di'lared the fleeing village
to be less than three miles ahead now,
and, with that overhauled, the warrinrs
could be brought to bay well south r.f
the mountains, and to the ;ieeomplish-
111 nt of this, without sacrilicing mm or :
lur'-," l" 1 """"
" " -"'vionrtP! "nn w ill then fir. mm --v.-r
br the first courier from Fray ne.
Wayne had marked the dispatches in
Ie i.ruer .u u.. ,., Mioum oe re;.u.
uul iv. - "
A llfw Iriiicr u-lin L"i.w
not Joseph, a
new general with whom
, . , . . .'
mere iu comma.u.. ...o n, coming
comparative kiranger 10 iiiecoinuuinity,
.c liftto nf Tint rtierita nf tlio
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Clans by whom ne wasspeeuny besieged
rm'T.wfiv pic-iii in ii-niT, uniicu 11 uu
letters and dispaieue s by the score from
so called prominent citizens resident
along the Platte, and Fenton was prac
tically unrc presented. It was in no spir
it of uiikiiidness, but rather that Fen
ton might have opportunity to come
thither and confront and confound, if
he could, his accusers, that the general
had issued the first order, which was
that Fenton should "immediately escort
By Vit light of a little pocket Inntcm Fen
Big Road and his people back to the
agency and Uieu report to theso head
quarters for consultation." That dis
patch, if delivered, would have mined
all tbe plans of the plainsmen, and the
wires vera clipped the moment wam-
' ' '
insreaine, and it never pit hcynui! the old
substation ou the Iaroiuie until af f r the
rciiiri were made, but other dispatch
es vie viredfrotu Iclow the l.tvat.
alleging t.tst that, so far from Feutuu's
d.iug us 4i-r-d. Le was api ui-i.tly
bent oil duvuij; big lload's peoplo up
the river or into the iitn held, then
that he had djue so. and that the In
dians wire now raiding the scattered
ranches and driving the cattle i:iro the
foothills, while the settlers were Cin-itig
iu terror. Kenton's dispatches, wired
tcfore Big Koad's escapade, had, cf
rocrse. been received, but his report rf
the si'uaticm was at utter variance with
that from 1 iif itgenrV arfd those fiom
the Tiierjv p..rty ilros mismanage
rcei;t a::d aeueral inco;r.p;-teiiy were
thepriacjpal allegations against Feiiroti,
th'iugh the asrnte liu.-:.'rrs did not
iorg;-t to add c.int.kenness to the list a
one winch the public would aroept
witi'.oat ncst::ia. lie tesng a:: army
ofikvr. a::d v. lien lire governor himself
was induced to add his complaint tf
tl:cie of l::s errtorprisiDg people the
The dispatches sent by courier culled
for expla::a:vi: rf the charges made by
tl.e i!jr.-nt and civilians, intimated doubt
as to tile wisdom of teuton s C( urse or
he ac-nrtcv of his ii.foriuat:;n and
wound up with the significant clause
"Do i;othii;j! tj provoke hostilities . 1
aronsp the fe;us of the Indians." and
here he had Km 1:1 hot purs ait of thn;
till the livci.-r.g dy.
Stc.tig to th.' quick. Kent n npverthe
ir iin (1 vil'c tiiiik ;a. The 11 suit
w ;:!.i jui-My hi!.? and he could wait
f.ir e :s in;i -;ii until t!-e .::o;g;i
.;s i-ver The viilagi :;t sutidowi.
not l- more tha't tliree miles away, said
his scouts, anil the cr.eigyr.f IiigKnad's
d-.-t.'ii.-ive measures was redoubled. In
struct tens to do nothing to provoke hos
tilities were do.-.d letters, now tlint hos
Mhtres h.id .iciu.dly bi i : pn.voket! not
bv Iimii or his people, t:uf. tetween
them, by Di lli;.il ai.d the cowboys
Ihore was only ne eonr.-e for l-'i inr.n
to tuke. aiil thr.t w to overhaul the
villige and reaceal lv if he omliL tut
fji:il.lv if he must, esecrt it hack v.iih
d. n up
ri KfJ vatn.ii lines I5.it bud rid
jt ,is tiie sun was disa;ipe:ir-
li.j 1.1 s:iv that the Indians seenu-d to
l-o hviiuius fT a liti p cM't in the fot
r-rv:-:-.ih " !:to!; t!ie b;iT.:!o K! l y
Si'tte c:. !:;;d made ilieirway. Now
if 1 r.ton ronid c'.;!v ?-nd l iirwell cr
Army tn'li half the squadron to gal
h p 1:1 w ice detour 10 me est under
e:v. r f the darkness and seise ihe bluffs
ova'i'hanging the tae.you. meantime
ma! tug every pretense of keeping up the
puis;. it with the r-maind. r .f I. is torce
he imht trap the village while uw! of
its !' :nUr.;wro aliil far awav. Dark-
tii -s -eiii- .1 down vrr the di stilatc win
tiy laiuiscape. and the two troops iis
patched on this stirring rcrdons
mis-ion woro those of Farv.ell und Mi.l
celm beale. the latter led by lis Lov
lieutenant. Will Farrar
One hour later, as the advance w
still groping along the trail end the
weary tror.pers. alb rnately leading
afxt anil riding sle p:ly in narrow col
1111111. pushed st adiiy in their tracks,
two horsemen on jailed uiouurs came
spurring from the rear, and Wayne,
wijh sorrowful free, handed his nis
patches to th? colonel By the light of
a little pocket bnitcru Feiiton read.
while in brnounig sih-nce a knot of half
I a doru officer gathered about them
The closing paragraph is all we m-cd f.
1 t t.rr its luiriM " r 1 1.- i.....f tt ft-j
, vlU, , . A .fc
,d nvcipt."- At r.nv r time Ihe
the trouble 11
, iV , r. ,.
U!l:-"1 ckeli siu
il atny aim sorrow were toti i:i:ieii b?r
lim ..A1, ricJt ,,,, ,
Sai.l be as
j.e u.j0;,i( l til, p;;-,2-,-.
' - . " .
Pitch in rxw
nu H1.ISI1 r.r, tne Unsimss
nr. tne business, wirii n-.r
Cat,' !:? contiunetl, tnrning
he kwarthv guide, "how far is i
t.ver to tlie Alli-oa ratu-h: I ti.ik I I
A::d no further wr-rds
wi re te eiietl to the little: grr.up t!
their ru'ct el had btcn rrmovtd fr
comma:id just cu the eve of consumiiia
tiou of his rh.ns, ar.d bo was the cn'.v
man cf the lot who didn't look a
Though all heart had been taken out cf
hini as the immediate result..
U u that f.-Uow Thorpe! Its hi
doing," swore the adjutant between hi
set teeth. "Iio has never forgiven u
tor spouing ins scheme to clean out t
mm l waste time swearing," s.ud
Fenton grimly. "I ll take the job rit
your hands. They're haiinir for rr.-
prings, Wayne, and I've sent Farwell
with two troops around to the left to
find their way ro the bluffs and get there
first. Everything depends on that."'
But even Fenton hardly realized how
very much depended. It was no'w about
7 o'clock, and ever since the early dawn
the cavalry had been pressing steadily
at the heels of 'the Indian rear guard,
never firing, never responding to the
challenge of shot or snout from the
scampering warriors before them. Again
and again had Bat and his half breed
cousin, La Bonte, striven to get Big
Road to bait and parley ; but. though
the signals were fully understand, old
Road was wad with the mingled rage
of fight and whisky and beileveu him
self the leader cf an outbreak that
should rival that of 18T6 and place him.
as a battle chief, head of an army of
warriors that should overrnu the north-
trcst SsitiUz-s rnlT-tc git tae t?ou:t:t
and .cLikiien safely ia amcu? the fa-t-iiesses
of the hills, he contented himself
therefore through thn livelong day with
holding tin- trooi.s at hiiizariu's length.
peniug lively fire when they sought to
push ahead. It was glorious fun for him
and bis. W 11 they knew that so far at
least tiia soldiers were forbidden to ut-
ta' k. With the coming cf another day
Dig Hoad planned to have his village
far in amor.g the elf fts and canyons of
the range, win re a few resolntc war
riors conld d.-fend the pass against an
advance,.-while lit? and his braves, re-
enforced by eager recruits from the
young men of other bands at tha reser
vation, could fall upon the flanks and
rear of l-Vntou's force and fritter it
away, as lied Cloud bad massacred Fef
teriuan's nien loug years before ut old
Kverytbiug depended cm who should
get there first, and, us the Sioux said of
Caster's column the bloody day ou the
Little Horu. the soldiers wero tm u.
Extending southward from the peats
of the Big Horn was a wild range of ir
regular heights, covered in places with
a thick growth of hardy young spruce
and cedars and scrub oak. slashed and
severed here and there by deep and tor
tuous canyons with precipitous sides.
Somewhere in among those hills was a
big amphitheater known as the Indian
race course, approachable iu winter at
least oulv through the crooked rift or
pass known for short as Klk gulch. In
just such another natural fastness and
oulv a few miles away to the northeast
had the Chevcnncs made their famous
stand against five times their weight in
fighting men the bitter winter of 1876.
a battle the cavalry long had cause to
remember, and now. with but a hand
fnl of troops as compared with the force
led in bv MacKenzie, Wavne had right
before him a similar problem to tackle.
The only points in his favor were that
Big Road's braves were as few as bis
own and that Fenton had already sent
a force to race the Indians to their ref
uge. At 8 o'clock the darkness was intense.
There was no moon to light their wav.
and their only guide was the deep trail
iu the snowy surface left by the retrtat-
ii'g Indians. Ihe darkness was uo deep
er than the gloom in eve:T heart, for
Fenton was gone, a wronged and calum
niated man, and they, his loyal soldiers,
obedient to a higher tinty still, were
forced to push on and finish bis work
without him. For an hour only at snail's
pace had they followed the trail. Bat
and his associates had had many a nar
row escape. Lieutenant Martin, com
manding the advance, bad had his horse
shot under him. Sergeant Roe had a
bullet through his coat, and Corporal
Werrick, riding eagerly in the lead, got
another through the shoulder. Luckily
it was not very cold, but all the same
most cf the men were becoming slug
gish and sleepy, and that was just about
the time Wayne might he exuectej to
wahe up. And v.;k. up he t'.id.
1 have uaa 110 ortr.-rs 0:1 no account
to attack, said lie, "and I haven't time
to read all the rot they've wired to Feu
ton. Watch for the next shots ahead
there," be cried to the foremost troop
ers. "ana sock it to them!
Then it was beautiful to see how
even the horses feenied to rouse from
their stupor and apathy, and something
almost like a cheer burst from the lips
of the youuger men. Old hands took
swigtf water from their canteens and
a bite at the comforting plug. Out from
the sockets cuine the btown carbines.
and a fret-hplutoou was ordered up to
relieve the advance, and I.ietiti uant
Randolph took Martin's place at thfl
front. Lvory little while through the
darkness ahead had come a flash aud
report from the invisible foe, and. us
thciehad been suffered unavenged, it
wxs soon observed that the lurking
warriors grew liolder and that with
every shot the. distance seemed to de
crease. - For half an hour past they had
been coming iu from easy pistol range
and Randolph took the cue. Bidding
his men opeu out and ride several yards
apart, yet aligned as much as was pus
sible, be ordered carbines dropped and
revolvers drawn and then, trotting along
tbe rear of the dozeu, gave his quick
caution to man after man. "Watch for
the Cash and let drive at it. Even if wc
don't hit, we'll keep them at a respectful
distance," be said, and the words were
hardly out cf his moeth when a ruddy
light leaped over the snow, a shot wei;t
tipping past bis bead, audtbtn. follow
ed by a toar of apt rnval frcm the main
column, tbe revolvers of the advance
crackled and sputtered their answer.
Tbe landscape was lit np for an instant.
nam torms went ponnaing antt slurry
ing away from the front, and a moment
later there uprose a cheer ever at the
light, and Randolph galloped to the
spot. An Indian pony lay kicking,
struggling, stiffening in the snow, shot
through the body, and the rider luid had
to run for it.
"That's right, Randolph," said the
major, sparring to his side. "Xow, keep
em on, but don t push too hard. I?
member, we ve got to give Farwel
"How far ahead is that confounded
canyon. Bat?" asked the adjutant at
"Xnt mere than two miles now.
hunted buffalo all over bore when I wa
a boy," was the answer. "Big Road's
people all there by this time, I'm
"Then yon think that tbey got there
first that they've cot tbe blufis?"
" 'Fraid so." Big Road vo fcol. He
wouldn't let liis village drive into a
gulch and not guard the bluffs. If the
captain got there first, they'd have
xouna n out ny tnis time ana signaled
for help. The reason I believe they
think they're all safe is that so many
Indians haug around us out liere."
And just then came a grunt of disgust
from La Bonte. The colonel at his side
said "H l!" and en excitable trooper
called out. "Lock there! What's that?
for ever at tbe northwest, ail on a sud-
aen, a brilliant column of flame bad
burst through the blackness of the night
and sent a broad glare streaming over
the enow ciatt eiiriaco cf the roiling
"They're on to u. by the eternal!"
cried the adjourn, who loved the Jock-
soman form ot expletive. Lasteii!
Bat no one listened more thau ail instant.
Even through the niurriiug coverlet of
snow the rumble aud rasij of a hun
dred ronv hoofs, like low, distant thun
der, told of the instant flight of Big
Read" hrrr in answer to the sigual.
Wavne -.as ablaze in a second.
"Close up 0:1 the bead of column,"
he shouted to the troop l-ader. "Come
on, now, men, lr uu ju'nu worm.
There isn't a secoud to spare."
Ami as (he amazed and wearied
horses cave answer to the spar and
broke into lumU-ring gallop far over at
the west the rocks began to ring to tlio
crackle of musketry. Farwell and the
Sioux hail cliuche.1 on the bluffs to the
south of the si tings and were fighting
in th.? dark f..r tii- light of way.
Ten miles away, at Allison's raiuli.
. . , . . it a ...
Wearied With the Steeplers lull u .1
hours, too weary to 1 kept awake even
by the exasperating sense of his wrongs,
the colonel was just rolling iutu bis
blankets for a much needed rest before
setlisg forth with the rising sun ou his
homeward road. Fifty miles away over
the while expanse of prairie, under the
cold and glittering ski-s. Marjorie Far
rar sat by the bedside ol lier beloved
daughter, praying ceaselessly for the
safety cf au equally beloved son now
riding for Ihe first time in his brave
young life to prove bis worthiness to
bear the father's name in headlong fight
with a savage and skillful foe.
And if cv r a young fellow, wearer
of the arn-y Hue. realized to the full
extent the hopes end faith and fondness
ceutcrr:d ia him this night of nights, it
was Will Fairar. Barely arrived at
man's estate, not jet a yer out of the
cadet coatee, with his mother, his sis
ter, his sweeilieart. all there at the old
fort so long associated with his father's
name, with that name to maintain, and
not only that, but tth Mnleoliu Leale.'s
old troop as 0110 uinn looking np to him
as their leader, y.t competent, down to
the very last man. to note tho faintest
flaw should he fail them, the junior
subaltern r.f the Twelfth, the "plcbe"
lieutenant, as bis elders laughingly
spoke 1 f hiin, found himself, as though
some t-p:cirl pruvidi nee bad swept from,
his path every possible barrier to danger
and distinction, lifted suddenly to a
command that, seldom Tails to army
subalterns today even within a dozen
years and biddrn here and uow to win
his spurs for the boner of tho old troop,
the honor cf the Twelfth, the honor of
the name bis father made famous and
that he must maintain or die in trying
to. AH this, aud God alone knows bow
much more besides, went thrilling
through his very soul as, on Farwell's
left and in niter silence, be rode swiftly
onward at the head of the column.
Leaving to bis own first lieutenaut the
roumim'i of the grays, Ciiptuiu Farwell
hnl told him t loihiw close in the
tracks of Farrar 'a men arid, with only
one bf the laaiu eouipimy to aid and
uo other guide of any kind but his
senses and the stars, had placed himself
iu the lead and pushed forth into the
"Swing well out to the west," were
Fentou's lur-t orders. "Ketp dark, as
you know bow. Head for the hills as
soon as you're sure you're far beyond
hearing and try to strike those bluffs a
couple of miles at least back of the
mouth of the canyon. You ought to get
there ahead of the village. Halt it with
a few men down in the gerge. but hold
your main body on the bluffs. We'll
Seep Big Road busy."
Luckily tbe stars were brilliant in tbe
wintry sky and the coustcllat ions out
in all their glory. The pole star glowed
high aloft and bold them to their course.
Out in the advance, lashing his horse
with Indian whip to keep him to his
speed, rode Brave Bear, a corporal of
the Ogalalla company, side by side
with Sergeant Bremmer. Whenever the
drifts were deep in the ravines, one of
them would halt and warn the column
to swerve to the right or left. Only a
yard or two behind tbe two officers
Farwell, grizzled and stout, Farrar. fair
and fclcnder came loping or trotting
the leading four, and, though it was
not his accustomed place, there rode
Terry Rorkc. where, as he bad explain-
i to the satisfaction of the sergeant,
he could be close to "Mahther Will."
The prairie was tread and open aud
fairly level. There was uo need of di
minishing trout. A platoon cculd hare
tidden abreast and found no serious ob
stacle, except the snowdrifts in the deep
toalees. Two miles to the west they
sped, moving cautiously at first so as to
give no inkling of their intent, uud, for
the fir-t time, almost doubling In' tip
on. tiieir tracks, so as to keep well away
from the Indian rear guard.
Then, in long curve. Farv.ell led them
toward the low, rolling hills, now dim
ly visible against tbe firmazaeut. and
presently the ravines began to grow
deeper but farther apart, the slots-s
more abrupt, and the west waul hills
loomed closer iu their path, and still the
niowy expanse showed unbroken, and
Bear, bending low over his pony's neck
and watching for signs, declared that no
Indians had crossed as yet into the bills
mid tha: the entrance to Elk gulch was
now not inore thiui a mile to the north.
And here the hills rolled higher, both
to their front and toward tho west, but
Farwell rode on np a gradual ascent nu
til the slope began to grow steep, llien,
dismounting, led the way afoot, the
whole column rolling out of saddle and
towing its horses in his track.
! Up, up tbey climbed until, breathing
bard uow. bat iioehiui? n Ui
the captaiii rea-bed the crest aud faint
j ,rt ,iim' iu the ttarlight. dotted here
aad there with little clomps cf spruce
j cr cedar, the rolling, billowy surface
lay before him, shrouded ia its mantle
cf glistening sucw. Leading on until
the whole corammd bad tine to resell
, the top. he mct;ouei Will to holt, while
he, with Bear and Sergeant Brtutmer
posted a few yards farther on. The
coluniu took a breathing spell and
tar out ta the eastward and be low
them on occasional flah us of rifle or
revolver sparkled through the night,
and the faint report was presently Lome
to their listening tars. Big Road was
still barring the way of the column
then, and tnut meant that all the vil
lage was not yet safely within the grim
walls of the canyon. Northward tbe
snowy slopes rolled higher still, bat it
was ucrthwestward, among the clumps
of trees, that the leaders had gone. Tho
steam from the horses' nostrils and from
their heaving flanks rose on the keen
air, ami the blood raced and tingled in
the veins of the men. Xtot a whisper of
mountain breeze was astir. The night
was asatillasthe voiceless skies. Three,
four minutes, with beating hearts,
the little command watched and waited
and drew longer breath, and then a durk
Khupe came jogging back from tbe f rout.
uud frarwelrs voice, said, "Mount and
Then came 15 minutes' trot, winding
siiakeiike and in long extended column
of two among the stunted trees, aud
then Farwell ordered "Walk;" for more
than once a durk form loomed up in tiieir
path, aud Breiumer whuub-d bis horse
about aud rodo by the cuptaiu's side,
eagerly explaining in low tone. Will
caught tho words: "Right ahead. You
can hear them distinctly, sir," and for
the life cf him Will could not quite
control the flutter of his heart. "Halt!
Dismount and wait here!" were the
next orders, almost whispered, and
again Farwell pushed out into the
front, and agaiu tbe column swung out
of saddle, watched aud waited, and
presently the men began to stamp about
in the snow and thrash their stiffening
"Are we close to 'cm now, Masther
Will? asked old Terry, uurebuked.
"Right ahead, they say. corporal.
But this, reiheinlicr, is only the women
and children, with a few of the old
"Ah, it's your father's son ye are,
sorr ( Jod rest his soul! If it was day
time, ye could utmost see from here the
breaks of the Mini Pusa, where we
struck these Imliaus three years ago this
"I know." said Will brieflv, "and
if if it comes to lighting here, Rorke,
remember father's last order. It maybe
liiiider than ver to tell buck fivm
squaw in so dim a light, but I want the
men to heed it. "
"They will, sorr, as thev would if
the captain himself was at their head,
aud. Masther Will, for the love of biv-
en, wherever ye have to go this night
tic Stnirjijlctl to his fcrt. groptug for hi
li t me be wan of thim that go wid ye
v' ye only take wan," aud there was a
lireak in the old fellow's voice as be be
tin bis plea.
"Hush, Rorke. . We'll see tothnt.'
iid Farrar. "Here comes tho caDtain
bick. And rat-well came with speed.
"Mr. Furrar." he said, an unmistak
a !ile tremor in his tone, "there's not 1
moment to be lost. They are passing
through the canyon now. We can hear
them plainly, but they have flankers out
along the bluff. Two bucks rode by not
4 moment ago. and Bear says the whole
oitfit is pushing for the racetrack. I've
gjt to head them off farther up the
gulch. Dear says we can get down iu
biugle file by au old game trail there.
:id I wish you to dismount right here.
lUie this slope with your men, send at
blast a dozen down into the ravine and
stand off Big Koad and bis fellows
while we corral that whole village and
start it for home. They can't tell bow
ew yon are in number, and Fenton will
be close at their heels. Between yon
they ought to be forced to tho north
side while I'm driving the village out
to the south. You understand, do you
not? It's a fight in the dark, and they re
afraid of if, atiybow. inn ve got i
splendid troop, lad, and they won't fai
you. Don't be ashamed to ask your old
sergeants for advice. You understand
"I do," said Will stoutly, though his
ycung heart was hammering in his
treast. "We'll do our best, 6ir. Foiin
fours, sergeant, and link lively," he
added, then jrasped the captain's baud
cue instant before the latter turned
away, fc'ilently, quickly the men linked
horses, and, leaving No. 4 of each
set iu saddle, came running up to
the froaf, unslingicg cai bines ou tire
way. Farwell and his fellows went trot
ting off among the clumps of pine as
the last man fell in on the lift. Tluit,
quickly dividing off a dozer troop-ri
from that flank. Will placed the first
sergeant in charge and bade him find
the way down the stfip incline to tbe
bottom of the gorge, which there was
not more than 250 fret below, giving
him instructions to be ready to rweep it
with their fire when tbe warriors came,
as come they speeaily must. Next, fac
ing eastward, be deployed his men,
causing them to stand or kneel in the
shelter of the little trees, Let to keep
vigilant lockout. Another little squad
was stmrg out down the f3e cf tbe
bluff to k-ep coniM-etK-n vita the cm-a
descending to the depths of tne canyon.
I and these preparations were barely com -!
pleted when, riding at rapid gait, two
i horsemen came dashing up the eastward
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Slope. '1 nc panting t t the p.iile4 ctejld
be beaid l to:e anything could be seen,
but the illstullt l!uv;ulii. trinities miin nr. I
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ed two hiiil.lcii hhoU tang out ou Ihe
night, and then a dozen a cpivttcriiig
volley flashed from Uk- line.
Down went :e 1-ony, struggling and
rolling in the kuow.. Away uprd Ihe
other back into thn Llackuces of the
night. Then a dark object seemed tc
disengage itsrlf from tho struggling
pony and go crouching and limping
away. Two or three excited young sol
diers banged thrir carbines without tbe
faintest aim. Then it seemed us thengh
the 'hillsides woke to a wild rt vel of
battle, for, behind them, far up the can
yon, there rosea wail of terror from the
fleeing squaws and sboutsof the few old
braves left t guard th m, lesouudiug
warn lint ips of younr Indians some
wheie, anyvi here, everywhere, down the
slopes to tho east. Then a bright col
umn of flame shot high in uir over
among then oLs to the north of Ihe gate,
and afar out over tho eastward prairie
Big i'o; id uud hi braves cau.c dabuig,
driving, thundering to the ivsoue.
"They'll not try the gulch, it,"
shouted K.nLe ia bis car. "Only a few
will push in here. Most t.f 'cm will
come this way and got around us to our
"Oj enor.t, men! Push cmt southward
there as fast iw yon can!" shouted Will,
as he ran bounding through the suow
toward the right of his invisible Hue.
"Watch for them! Tbej'Jl come with
a rush when they conio at all!"'
And liorke, whose business it was to
remain with his "comrades in battle"
where first lie was posted, near the brow
of the steep, went running after bis
young commander as hard as ho could
go, with no man to stop him.
In tho excitement and durkuoss, iu
the thrill of the moment, s mo of the :
men seemed disposed 4o huddle togi I her
rather than to increase their iuleivals, I
for plainly now could le lit aid a dull j
thunder cf hoofith roar of the com-)
ingsterni. Then, loo, shadowy peelers!
of horsemen could to dimly seen dart- I
ing into partial view and out again, like ;
the flash that greeted them, lint far up I
the gorge, behind Farrar's line, the;
sound f buttle grew fiercer and louder, j
men, fiowu lrom tlie oeptlis ot lite can
yon, there came sudden clamor of shi t
and cheer and c hallenge and jells of
rage and defiance, and then all ou a
sudden ont from among the stunted
trees, with panting, struggling, IpouikI
ing ponies, with lashing, bending, yell
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main body of the Indians, threescore
warriors at least, and despite the ring
of shots ou and through and over they
rushed the Slim and extended fckirmlsli
Hue, and Will Farrar, springing from
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full in the breast by a muscular shoul
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dash of half a dozen racing braves, all
yelling like fiends. Something crashed
upon bis tkuJl and struck a million
sparks or 6 tars, and everything whirled
out of sight aud sound and sense as the
young officer went down, face foremost,
into tbe drifts.
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