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THZX A HO UP, FnlDAYt OCTOBER 2, 1CT3.
knew, ft an in nrosn tiayitgnT, and so, 'band that woci.T enable them to get
learning from thir vigilant reouts square with White Wolf. Pretty Brar
about where Farrar'a man were dcrlov-. aud the other allcgr d awsilants of Pete
ed, they rode forward iu noiseless array Belaud. replenish their te.rk cf ponies
aunt close upon tncmitben at given and other sdgi.s n inaiau war and
erci. Art's ."nmo-aiij
SYNOPSIS OF PRECEDING CHAPTERS. '
CHAPTER I Uoyle Farrar dis
graces himself at West Point, de
serts the school and lea-Is a winter
ing life, sinking lower and lower,
marries his employer's daughter,
and then commits a forgery. II
Colonel Farrar, father of Roy 16, is
killed in a battle wilh the Indians.
Ill Rcjal Farrar's younger brother
Will graduates at West Point and
falls in love with' Kitty Ormsby,
whose brother Jack is in lore with
Will's sister Ellis. IV Will is made
lieutenant Tbey all return to Fort
Frayne, accompanied by a certain
Mrs. Dannton. V It has been re
ported that Boyle Farrar is ileal, but
he turns up at the fort in the guise
of a common soldier under the name
of (Siaice. Ellis Farrar and Jack
Ormsby quarrel over Helen Dannton.
VI Helen Dauntoo has an interview
with Jack Ormsby, in whi"h it trans
pires that she is Hoyle Farrar's much
abused wife, whom Ormsby has be
fore befriended. VII Helen Farrar
discovers her husband. VIII Ellis
Farrer witnesses another interview
between Helen Dauntoo and Ja"
Ormsby. IX Trouble ariie be
tween the cowboys and Indians. X
The garrison is ordered out to pro
tect tie Indians. XI Helen Daun
too makes preptrations to get her
husband away from the fort. XII
ai ine in utmas ball tbey are
slnrt'eJ by the cry of "Fire!" in the
guardhouse. Kovle Farrar comes to
his end amid the llames, and Captain
Leale loses his eyesight in the at
tempt to rescue the unworthy bus-
bund of the woman , he loves, He en
Ferrer. XIII A misunderstanding
among the Indians causes trouble.
They leave the reservation and are
pursued by the Seventh. XIV Col
onel Fe'nton is relieved of his com
mand and ordered to report at headquarters.
"The Battle of the Ghost." no Big
Road's people culled it long months
after, fonght late nt night and far up
the slopes of the Elk range, was report
ed at Fort Frayne before the rising of
another sun. Tin; mysterious system of
signaling which enabled the Indians of
the, reservations in Nebraska to know
the details of the Custer massacre before
th-y could be wired from Bismarck
was here in use again, and stragglers
from tlio baud far back at Trooper creek.
and even the cowboys mid ruuchuieu
carousing abnnt Bunko Jim's in honor
of the triumph of their plans, knew all
about larwrll s overtaking the village.
of Farrar's desperate stand und Wayne's
long gallop to their upiort before the
first tidings were whispered within the
silent walls across the stream or even
guessed at. by the grim old soldier mns
jug from his sleep barely ten miles from
the seat of action. 1 he first news to
reach the garrison came from Jimtown
und was laughed to scorn bv members
f the guard. The next words went fear
fully along among the kitchens cf OfH
cers' row aud speedily reached the ears
of the anxious wives and children cf tho
soldiers iu the field, and still the sur- j
geou left in charge at F'rayne refused to
believe the rumors and hastened to for
bid that any one should speaK ot tnem
where they could reach the ears ef the
household of Farrar, for the croakers
told of fell disaster and of the death of
the last soldier of that honored name.
But bad news travels fast, and the
dircful tidings reached Lucretia Fen
tnn's ears while Kitty still slept the
sleep of tho young, the innocent and
unsuspicious, and what Lucretia knew
she could never conceal. The morning
gun had failed to wake Will's dainty
ladylove, the trumpets rang no reveille,
for there was no garrison to rouse, and
only one trumpeter remained to sound
the calls, but people were up aud astir
and hurrying from house to house long
before the usual hour, and Marjorie
Farrar, watching by the bedside of her
stricken daughter, heard wilh straining
ears the excited tone of the servants at
the back doors and but for Helen Daun
tou's vigilance would herself have gone
to ascertain the cause. Stipulating that
her friend should not go down stairs,
Helen had hastened forth, finding their
own kitchen deserted, aud, as the colo
nel's house was bnt a few rods awav and
Lucretia was there at the gate in vehe
ment recitative with Mrs, Amory and
certain of the younger belles of the gar
rison as listeners, Helen hastened thith
er, only to see the party scatter at her
approach. This in itelf was ominous,
but it was no time for hesitation. Some
tif the party were evidently in tears.
The old chaplain was rapidly approach
ing from his quarters on the westward
side; the doctor, lieldglass in baud, was
studying the snowy .expanse to the north
from the edge of the bluff. With hiiu
stood the sergeant of the guard, and an
other tioucomruixsioncd officer was has
tening toward him up the sentry post
of No. 5. It was to tlicni she apealed,
and in their faces she read the first in
timation of ill news.
The debtor turned as tbr.ngh he had
been expecting her and held forth his
hand. "lam glad you are hf re, "he
said, "for I have reason to disbelieve
: the news that has been frittering in ever
. since elawji. be. t I wish it kept from
Mr Farrar ns long as possible."
Helen's fare h:id turned white as the
snow. He saw it and Hirw-her arm
within his own. . "ritrarglers from Big
KoiiiVs LaccI say more that were Kit
at Trcopcr creek, at lc:i;J that there
was a fight last night. Part of the vil
luge was captured and part of th baud
broke through and got away. The In
dians claim to have killed several of
our people, bnt they are the biggest
blasters on the face cf -the globe. The
cowboys over yonder believe itr because
they hate Fenton and the Twelfth and
wouldn't be sorry to have them worsted,
because that would bring on a big uat
and lots cf troop. We would have heard
it by this time ia some wav had there
been serinns disaster. "
'But, doctor, Mies Fenton and .thers
with her hastened awav when Ifcey saw
rr.e coming, and they were in tears."
Oh, they've got hold of seme eiily
story that the servants have lieeu cob
bling aud that I've tried to test, that
Farrar is among the injured. It al!
ecir.es frrrn that vile roost over there,'"
said he, scowling malignantly at Jim-
town. "No, don't yon give war. Airs.
DaunMii," he continued as she seemed
to shiver and tremble. "I shall m-cd ull
your strength if there be trouble com
ing. Bur, if my opinion is u.t snffi
cient, let me tell you what Captain
L ::!e thinks. He says that the Indians
venlda't fight in the dark vr.rt pr at
h.ng range, and the stoiv is that Will
was tomahawked. Keep everything from
lnr, thri-rfore, for t he present. Colonel
Fenton will be here by 1:00:1. "
"Keip everything from her, doctor
A mother reads face as von do books.
No one can renrral from Mrs. Farrar
that ill news is in the air and that if is
of In r lie-v. Is there no wav we ran 1'tnd
the truth? Auvthing almost wenld It
better than suspenses" t-ho cried will:
"I know of none, my poor friend,"
he geijtlv answered. "All over theie at
the settlement is riot and contusion.
They believe everything and know noth
ing. It may be hours Ix fore we can get
details, for the Indians s:iy the fight
took place away in among the hills
through Elk fc'pnngs canyon, ever So
mile nosth ot us, and the telegraph
line from Laramie to thr rid post fol
lows the stiii!- road from Fcttcrnian far
to the east. If any reports, however.
Inive got in by way of Laramie, they
would snreiy have been repeated tip
here for oi:r brr.ciit. "
And jr.st t In u : man came hurrviag
tOtthtui from the line f officers' piur
ters. It was Lealc's attendant. "The
captain says, sir. that he t Links if ycu
wiir thn.ngls Luramie they will 1? hav
ing news by this time at Buffaloor Me
Km::i y singe stations. '
"That was like Lcale," thonht the
doctor, "and he must have heard she
v;;s here with me." "It's worth try
mg." he said aloud. "Will you go with
n;e to the office
"I must. I cannot return to her with
such news as I have heard." And so to
get her thev hastened over the snowv
parade, and Miirjorio Farrar. watchiu.
from the dormer window of Ellis' little
room, saw them aud read the motive
of their going.
Ten minutes later a dramatic si-cne
occurred in that 6lialliy little other, out
that Frayue has not yet ceased to tellot
aud will long remember. Kurtz, the
operator, was clicking away at his iu
strumrnt as the doctor entered. "I've
got Laramie, sir, uow," be answered in
resiMinse to the Erst question asked him.
"and he says Buffalo knows nothing yet
The first news ought to come throug
the stage station near Allison's ranch
Colonel Frnton was over there lai
night, but nothing has b-en heard tin
morning. The oierator is there now.
"Wire to hi 111 shell. Urge Inm to iin
out whether Ihere was a fight in the
bills, whrtlirr Coloml Teuton is still
at Allison's, aud get .hit anthentie
news he can and send it line at once.
And even as Kurtz bcau clicking hi
message there was some sudden check,
an eager light shot into his lace, an is
pression of keen, intense interest, lie
let co his kev and at listening to the
quH beating ot rtie tiny iiauiuier en
the instrument, thru seised a pencil and
begin to write just as a faltering step
was heard cn the creaking woodwork of
the piazza. The door burst oneu, and in,
with wild eves and disheveled hair.
heavy cloak thrown a'oont her, but with
out overshoes, without gloves, all oblivi
ous to the hitter cold. Martorie rarrar
rushed in r.imn them.
"Tell me iustantly," she began, bnt
the i"..rctor. an inpiia!inn seizing him
as he lead tlie operator's fa-v, turned
with uplifted baud, with rea-urin
smile as Helen opened her arms to re
ceive her Iriewt. f here was a moment
more of brcathk ss, bai rowing fsnspenc.
of swift clicking at the table, of swift
skimming pencil, and then Kurtz sprang
to his feet and placed in Mrs. Farrar's
trembling hand the yellow brown sheet. !
With eyes that seemed starring from
their sockets, she read. Then, with one
glad err, "Thank God! Oh, thank
Ood!" threw herself ou Helen's breast.
The doctor seized the fluttering paper
ere it it reached the floor and read aloud:
Wy rwsratntiit ions on Will" gallant brain;
In hisnmi,lrn fight. Ho merits ih natnr h
bars. txpm-t n home tomorrow niciit. very
hangrr. oeoih.e Fuermc.
But that was only a part of the story.
What Leale sard was true enough.
The Indians would not fight in the dark
except at long range, but that did not
prevent their taking advantage of the
dark for a tudden rush that would en
able tltem to burst through what they
signal and with full understanding that
no one was to atop for anything tbey
dashed forward over the snow at head
The few snots fired whizzed by their
ears without checking them in the least.
though two Mioux Saddles, by great
good luck, were emptied, and when the
pony of one low bending warrior collid
ed with Farrar and keeled htm over
others following behind raced through
just as he was scrambling to his feet.
and one of the riders had struck wildly
with bis warclub at the dark object
and downed it again. The whole band
was out of sight in less time than it
takes to tell it. The crash aud sputter
of hoofs could be heard as they thun
dered away and then tlie load (Tackling
of rifle and revolver as the band reached
the descent to the canyon farther to the
west and found Farwell's led horses cn
It was then, as the sergeants were
raising Will, stunned nd bleeding, to
his feet that they realized not an instant
must be lost in hastening to Farwell's
aid, and, while one bathed with anow
the aching, bewildered head and an
other gave the young officer water from
his caunen, a third helped place the boy
n saddle and gave the word to the men
to follow. Another minute and Leale's
men. led by their lieutenant, grasping
at the pommel all the same to steady
himself in bis scat, went charging
through the wooded highlaud and turn
bled in on Farwell's assailants jot in
the nick of time. With every minute
Will was reviving and pulling hiui-clt
together again, und by the timo Wnrne
and bis fellows came riding in to their
support through the firuspittiiigclumps
of evergreen the boy was shouting his
orders and cheering his uiru us then
110 blow had ever downed hint. Bat
Wayue's coming relieved him of all re
sponnibility on that side, wen red Far-
well in his grasp ou the village, and
when at last Big Road's sullen. Is-aten
braves slnnk away through the timber,
leaving the greater part of the village
women, children, old folks and a few
disgusted warriors in the liandn of the
troops. Will's frantically aching head
rcmindd him that he was in need of
attention, and then it was discovered
that he was literally bathed in blond
and it was time for him to faint from
the loss of it.
Heavens, what a to do there was at
Frayne when that lmy was hroucht
home with the setting of the second sun
thereafter, bis head bandaged and hi:
shoulder sore anil his Inirts severe, uud
yet with the'record that, despite it all
he had fought his troop like a veteian
"like a Farrar. Fenton handed him
over to his mother, after their long tide
in the ambulance eeut out to meet them
and went on by first train to comply
with his orders, and Marjorie took her
boy to her rejoicing arms, forgetful for
the moment of ronton, of Kinv. of all
else iu the world.
And then, in a few days more, came
the major back with his squadron and
his recaptured village aud more than
half the rcnulcitrant braves, tired of
their midwinter spree and qnitn ready
to be taken hock to Abraham's Imscuj,
to be forgiven, and, what was more to
the purpose, feasted. And by this timo
Will was well enough to lie out agaiu
and to ride- to meet them and to wel
come Wayne with esperiul enthusiasm,
for the major had re-enforced his ragged
line just in time to save him from an
other rush such as had burst it and
downed him on the slopes a mile to the
oast, and Kitty, no longer imperious
sweetlieait, bnt devoted love, had found
it high time to take no further chances
aud so had named the day and had
flncc-I fa Mr. Vnrrm't 1 remitting hand
the vcll'tir nrtttrn nnxr.
amazed the dreamy major by her decla
ration that she would be married only
where Uncle Fenton could give hi
away and Major Wayne, who nm
"saved her Willy." conld lie best man.
There was one blissful episode, t herefore.
in that sad and somber winter.
Bnt so far as our friends the Farrars
were concerned it was about the nl
one. Not until the day afti r honest
Fenton had gone did it occur to Mrs.
F'arrar to inquire how and why it was
the colonel left the command and spa-nt
that night at Allr-on s ranch, and tli
as the story was unfoldisl by Wiil k
sympathv aud indignation knew 110
bounds. Even at such a time, wh
wounded and maligned, when rohls
of his command at the very moment
when it was dearest to him and when
be must have been burning with eager'
ness to face and confound his accusers,
Fenton bad turned back to learn the
truth about the fight at Elk canyon and
wire to ber to her the glad news of
her bov's safety, the proud news of h
spirited and soldierly behavior. If Fen
ton could have seen her emotion whe
from Wavne and Will she learned th
whole story, be would have found h
trials easier to brar.
He bad gone, however, to department
headquarters, and there his accusers
were missing. Not oue remained to face
him. and when called upon to substan
tiate their statements, as they had ea
gerly declan-d tlieir readiness to do, oue
and all, they had business elsewhere.
loublc the price of forage, and, though
the alleged murderers ew-aped tbeta and
the Tillage in great part fell mm The
bauds of the Twelfth and Fenton came
back from headquarters vindicated
man. still they bad given him and bis
regime tit far more trouble than the reg
iment liad ever caused them, so nonors
were more than easy. "We're learned
the old man not to monkey with the
There was a sweet, woman;y, grate
ful note awaiting the colonel when, aft
er an absence of a fortnight, be return
ed to Fravue, but the Farrars were
gone. The doctor bad said they could
not too soon more Ellis, once slie conld
be moved at all, to southern California.
and, with a month s leave in bis porkct.
thither had Will escorted them, Kitty
going, too, as a matter of cemrse. Jack
Ormsby came west emce more to meet
Malcolm Leale aud to totwioriy cendoct
him. sightless and suffcting. to New
York, and Fenton felt that Tcngvaitre
indeed had lieen wrought by Thorpe and
hat the Lord bad been with the Phil
istines acrrss the atresia. lnr the light
had gone out ef his life, and smiles and
suu'hine seemed to have vunUhed from
F'ort Fravne. Will enrac back in Feb-
ruarv and threw himself enthusiastical
ly into bis duties with bis troop, and
Wavue went monoing night after uight
to tho colcr.el s niesiiic. ami Terry
Rorke, rripphd wii It a rlieuaiat ic twiiuje
aboot aa old bullet bole, was limping
and growling alnt the pevt, and l-m
ton praved for the coming e4 spring and
suushine and June and rosr, for Kitty
had still another freak he would lie
ma tried oniv from under tho shadow e-t
the fldg and I ucje Fenton a roof. W itb
Llhs bitter, but Mill not well, the Far
tars and Kittv had taken the Hinsrt
route from Monterey 10 New Orleans
tbee-ndof March end n-aehrd tint ham
just as tin- buds were opi ning iu the
I ark, aud Wayne, east on h ave on
eotie nivstcrieius mission. Culled towel
come them home and to say that Orms
by was to sail at cmee with Mak-ulm
Leale. wln was to pn to trrrtnany to
re.nsult an eminent oculist, and Ellis
lost the color which was fluttering in
T checks when tlw-y hove in sight of
the familiar landmarks of the beautiful
hurbor. and Helen IHonton strove t
conquer her rwn disappointment that
she uiikht comfort the poor girl, who.
since the tragic night of her brother's
ikuth. had neither seen nor heard frm
the lover she bad rebuffed and wnmgi-d.
even though here' and neiw he had m
ten, admitting her si 11 against him aud
humbly yet confidently aking his for
giveness. That was Thursday night, and
Ihere was ample lime, but he sailed on
tsiturdav with never a word.
June hud conic, a radiant June, and
all at Frayne was joyous anticipation,
despite the monicutous fact that the
Platte had eiverlcapcd its bounds and
was raging like some mad mountain
torrent tar as the eve could ace. The
fiats to the west eif tho j-eist were one
broad, muddy lake. The grassy bench
beneath the bluffs to the cut was par
tially torn away. Part of Bunko Jim's
frontier stronghold still clang to the
opposite bauk. but some of it was dis
tributed in driftwcxvl long leagues down
stream. Across the river, at a point
half a mile above the ruin of the terry
house, a iroop of cavalry, caught on re
turn from scout, had ptohed its tents
aud picketed its horcs and was wait ing
for the falling of the waters toensbb
it to return to its station, aud with that
troop, the maddest man in alt Wyo
ming, was Lieutenant Will Farrar.
Six or seven w.-ck previously an or
der had come to Fcutoti to send two
troops to scout the western slopes of the
nig Horn and keep tlie peace betwevti
the settlers and the Mioshones. Time
was wlien these UtteT rarelv venture d
ranges In tlie wild valleys of the Cray
Boll, the Meeyero, the Meeteetsee, north
of the Owl Creek monntains.snd.tbe
cavalry baring lone since been with
drawn from that aert ion. that Was Low
the detail fell on old Fort Frayne.
Yon ran straighten nutters oat in
n month," said the commanding officer
to Major Wayne. Who bad hastened
back front the east to take command.
and when it came to srlerting the troops
10 go. even though tt larked less tmin
two months to bis wedding dar. WtU
rarrar gloried In the fact that his was
one of them. It ts hard to conceive of a
lot in which a spirited, soldierlv fellow
of 21 could possibly be happier than
commanding a troop of cavalry on an
expedition through so rlorions m man-
Amory s troop and Lralc's were
designated, and, the latter captain being
still in Berlin and the senior snbaltr-rn
on staff duty in the east, rarrar was bis
own captain and troop commander and.
despite the troubles of the Christmas
season, long since buried so far as be
was concerned, just about ton happiest
It-llow that wore the army bine,
The expediiHsi had proved even lon
ger than was planned, but nt last. While
W ayne, with Anwry and the recaptured
cattle aud nmndd up Fbo Honrs, went
over the Owl Orrk moan tains to reswW-r
aeeonnt of his stewardship at Fort
WashakK Will was told to maketne
bet of his war boon-ward with bis own
command, ami. marching letsnrely
along tn the radiant spring nsewnlng
through a fsssnrry nnaMtrnrd for wild
beauty ia all Anx-rlc-a. shooting.
ihg. plunging ia mountain m roams.
sleeping dream lHly in tbe oprn atr by
night, tbey tmrhesl the vlk-y O? Ibr
matte toward mid -June. The blrawd
landmark of tbe Eagle batten ran in
sight im nrstb nwn-ning. The bias-
summits (4 the MeilM-tnr lkrw Innasrsl up
aero the bisnacn to tbesisitbmst. The
flag tipped bloffs of old Fort Frayne
wemld grort I hi ir rye hrfesv the c bas-
of tsiKS-row's matt-b. and en I hey did.
bat with a raging lorrenl tearing at
their hasp, and this was Monday and
less than 4! Imors of Will's wedding
Meanwhile there had been a partial
reunion within lite walls of the ft.
ami alroadr a f-os t-ry cf army fdk
bad githeodinanlirtpslinnof the June
wedding, with Kilty trmsly as t bee-en
tiT f attrarturi. ainoe ehe was the redo
tie! s uiere and lie was tn give
a ay, and Wayne was to be man
by ordi-r of the liriele, prmritkel hcdteln't
get things tuned in Ins on n inimitable
way and turn up nnrxpertedly at aemsr
h- else's affair, aa he did I Ik- night of
ibe Witletts' dintxr to Cnptain and
Mrs Billy Kay cT tbe th, where.
with army bonhomie, a seat was squeez
ed in cbs lsiide that f the winsome
guest of the eveiiiug. and where lie was
charmingly wi bxnwd and made al
home despite tlie fact, which dawm-d
upon turn only with the champagne.
that he was dne at the Amorys', where
a similar fane-thin was letng held in
lioneir ef tlie Tru-exttts of the same rrgi-
uieut, 1 lien on tho march fresat Kansas
. "You'll roe it, Kitty, that ever yoa
insitoi on my having Wayne for be at
man." wrote poor Will, with prophetic
but unavailii'g pns-s. W ayne aad
my Willy," was lite positive rejeiimlcr.
und no cue but Wayne wemld iln. "All
right." said Will, "if yon find years
later that ilnro's been mime fatal Saw
111 the proceeding, don't blame me."
But here. i'U tins glad Jane morning.
all sun-bine autl s o-niiy aloft, all per-
inrhatiem at ibe post, all raging river
about it. it looked as though the pro
ceedings themselves wembl be del 3 red
ami that instead e f a military wedding
in the prxt chapel at high noon, with
everybody im gramle tent-, there wmnbl
b-110 wedding at all. even tboogh will,
like a meslern Lmnder. swam this wild
wiftern tlcllesmnt in erarrh of bis
brub-. Far away In the east tbe floods
had swept their Isittericg ram of bigs
and to-e and dashed it against the
bridg abutments at ties railway, ami.
though the Farrar were saMy here and
across the Bur Meirn river nartlr
through fear of the Honx. wlm elaime.1 .tMt hmi lnr isreral dar. Hirer's trin
knew could only be a thin aud I Th chief conspirators had achieved iu
: pan at least tne ends lor which ther
widely dispersed line. It was easier to do
it in tin dark, as the wamcrs we J ' strivinr a row
with CzsEoad s
sovereignty over all the lands east 4 the
Shewhewe preserves in the Wind river
valley, partly thrtmgh regard fnrtheejr
ders of their loyal old rhu f. Wahakie.
w ho fir long, long years i his life had
kept faith with the great white father,
held bis people in dice k and suffiTed
tlie inevitable e-ou-qti. im-t ef pmrerty
and neplert, the plif-y eif the Indian
bureau being to load w ith favors only
thoe of its wards who eh fy it and deal
eieth to the whites. Scltl-ts seldom
encroach upon the hmux, those gentry
being abundantly able and more than
willing to take care of themselves, bnt
the Minalione hod known bsig roars of
enervating peace ami. being held in
subjection by their chief, Us-ame Ihn
natural prey of tr.e whili-s. who mistook
subordnaiion for snhserrieneT. as is
natural to free born Americans and as
easily adopted Isr felinw rili-iis of for
rigu birth and who soon began tn en
croach on their owa aerount. stealing
hhrnlione croM and cattle and promptly
accusing the army officer em duty as
agenr ct e alt!e dealing and all around
raM-ality wlieu be reauid theraiturd
Tlien, while this Udgerode-aVil was
eieiemimg himarlf n court, the M10
shones had to defend tin msrSves in the
field, and that peripatetic buffer between
the oppressor and the oppressed, the
corporations and the cranks, the law
and tbe lawle-as ibe much bedeviled
army was sent oat as usual to receive
tho s.ings and arrows of ooiraarous fnr-
tune mvi i-r both parties. Finding it
difficult to swindl.- IbeShesiom-s eobsig
as their new aa-nt ibe amir agent
remained in power. th c.bvioiw thing
was to down him by niSTeprese ntatien
at asnington and. rf that didnt work.
by eleft manipulation. r.f the local Uw,
Of coarse they didn't exnrt to nrore
him guilty of anythiug, tmt tbe re was
no law against lying, and tbey could
compel him to come tnto court and
prove himself ianocrnt and leave hi un
armed wards at the merry of the settler
in the meantime, and so it happened
thnt there wrre high jinks np tbe "md
river valic? aud aluci fican wond-jfal
on the wash boarrl becanae it vrxs
washed week afler week with cheap
soap that was ineffectual to dirsolve '
the dirt There's another kind oT
cheas soan that's too slronff eali
the cltithes as well as the dirt If you
want the soap that's neither too weak
or too strong, get
It drives the dirt out without ininrr to the
clothes. It wahcs equally well the coarsest.
dirtiest woolens and the finest, most delicate lin
ens and laces. Preserve vour clothes sad yonr
' -I S rt f
1 siren ov nsxnrf rvania uiius rvian.
SWUsiairalina, tlktisl lao natr
He at Jflome
YOU CAN PROCURE THE
Liquid Malt Food
TI1K well known jsrodiK't of lbs CIllCAirO BUtW.
ING COM PAX 1 that Las bocoms ao justly ip.
nlar la build iac ap lb sysu m. It is a ooaooatraWd
extract of select Malt aad Uops and trivns almost
niraenlons assistaaca to ooavalnsocat, aaraiog
The ChlcofronretsinrsT i'o. IXotllcd Drer
has also tnads a repu tattoo tot Itself aid rmm be or.
dared front tbs local branch te:lepbntia 1 80S.
Nineteenth St. and First Ave.
YOU VtIU4 WANT A
THIS WIMI tt.
WE MX SUPPLY EITHER
114 XT. LUmtMaik Ct.
that whb h bore h-r and Jack on their
westward way, had be-n lemught np
standing kmg mib tcra arel lltcye-nnr.
and there viae no telling WtK-n tbe oa-
aengeTsmcM he transferred to the w ait
ing car upon ihe hills r shesrr. And an.
belH-ving the othr in wailing at the
po-t. trib and grs)n rbs-t wee in
their weebling ntesm to rail at fsle. It
would nave hern snme omnfort mold
ibry base known that, though talk
apart, tbey were at leaM on th 1
Side of the Stream that Swept Is twee a
them and the altar of thrir hfsw.
And tin-re was dVrp anxu-ty under I
the roof vrhrre one again the Farrars I
were inta21d, fee the tnmhe-r was peis I
aessxd with the fear that Willy wnuld
be mad enough to fry to swim the
stream, and, tliewgh Vrnum bad bad bis
signalmen out tesrhidding ai.y sn-b at
tempt, no ae-knon bstgment I tad bn-m
reeriri'd to the ffert that th" repeated
niessag was nnde-rstenl. An Indian
whnthenght be rsaild ore at t"
ra k. several mil'- np seresim.
swept from hi pnny and only saved by
the Mreng'h c4 his horsehair lariat. A
row that was laum-hed at the U-nd I
tattered to flimier, ard is tie after!
lottK corked and slung Urn yaols oot
into tho stream, went bobbing derisive
ly away, e-a trying tb-ir pt-ibd eesj.
tents with them. Arrows, with silken
strings attarhed. drefpesl belpbs!y tn
t be M ream. Ballets, siutliarly trtnerrd.
snafped their frail attaehon-nls and
whl-tled over the opprante shore d I
fold no tale rfh-r than that ed antiely.
Kvrrr fK'Idglasa at the
Jmught t bear, revealed Katrar at
oVlerk of hi bridal morning striding
and probably swearing np and down the I
bank, tugging at his liny mnstarne ami
nrnnting beard and fwibly threaten
ing self destrurtiou. It was a thrilling
fIO SS COlfTlltflBSvI
Tonder bedrirea. Avoid that farioaa
beast. If bstnay have his Jest, bs as
earea at whoso n pease, nor friend nor
tHtrrm rpsn Hcratsk
Hot Water Heating,
Steam and Gas Fitting.
Copper, Tin and
Sheet Iron Work.
Ccr. Ninsteeath street
;tnd Second Avenue.