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SYNOPSIS.-To the Kentucky
wilderness outpost commanded by
Jerome Sanders, in the time ime
diately preceding the levolution,
comes a white boy fleeing from a
tribe of Shawnees by whom he had
been captured and adopted as a son
of the chief Kahtoo. ie 1 'given
shelter and attracts they favorable
attention of Dave Yandell, a leader
among the settlers. The boy warns
his new friends of the coming of a
Shawnee war party. The fort Is
attacked, and only saved by the
timely appearance of a party of
Virginians. Tle leader of these is
fatally wounded, but in his dying
moments recognizes the fugitive
youth as his son. At Red Oaks.
- *plantation on the James river, Vir
ginia, Colonel Dale's home, the boy
appears with a message for th'e
colonel, who after reading it intro
duces the bearer to his daughter
Barbara as her cousin, Erskine
Dale. l'rakine meets two other
cousins, Harry Dale and Hugh Wil
loughby. Ilueling rapiers on a wall
at RedkOaks attract Erskine's at
tention. Hle takes his first fencing
lesson from Hugh. Yandell visits
Red Oaks. At the county fair at
Williamsburg Erakine meets a
youth, Dano Grey, and there at
once arises a bitter antagonism be
The bully rushed. Dave caught lilim
around the neck with his left arn,
his right swinglng low, the bully was
lifted from the ground, crushed
against Dave's breast, the wind went
out of hlm With a grunt, and Dave
with a smile began swinging hin to
and fro as though he were putting a
child to sleep. Tihe spectators yelled
their laughter and the bully roared
like a bull. Then Dave reached
around with' his left hand, caught the
bully's left wrist, pulled loose hIs
hold, and with a leftward twist of
his own body tossed his antagoinist
soei several feet away. The bully
turned once in the air and lighted
3'esotindingly on his back. le got up
dazed andsullen, but breaking into a
good-natured laugh, shook his head
and held forth the buckles to Dave.
"You won 'em," Dave said. "They're
yours. I wasn't wraistling for theta.
You challenged. We'll shakhe hniids."
Then Mly Lord Dunmnore sent for
Dave and asked himi where hie was
"And dto you know thle Indian coun
try onl this side of the Cutnnberland?"
asked hils lordtslilp.
Ills lordship slled thoughtfully.
"I may hive need of you."
"I aim in Amerleni, mly lord."
Ills lor-dsipii llamtted, buht he conl
* 'trolled hliiself.
"You arte at least ani open enemy,"
hie saId, and1( gave orders to mocve on.
The horse race was now otn, and
Colonel Daule hntd giveni Hutgih permniS
sfon to r'ide Flirelly, bitt whetn lhe saw~
~the lad's conittion he peremnptoly3 re
"'And nobody else cenn ride him," he
sanid, withI tucth dlisapointtmetnt.
"Let tie try !" cied Erskine.
"'You I" Colotnel Dalie started to
ilaugh, but he caught D~ave's eye.
"Su rely," stid Dave. The colonel
"Very well-I wi'l."
At once the three went to the hiortse,
antd the negro groom rolled lis eyes
hletn lhe leartned whitt his purp'iose
"Dis hoss'll kill (lit boy," lie tmut
.tered, but tihe horse hnid already sub
milted his haughty heaid 1o the lad's
hand tund was slainding quietly. Even
'Colonel Dale shiowedl ntitazemnent and
'coticertn thene the body Inusisted that
~the saddle he takeni off', as lhe waintedl
'to 'ide ha reback, undl agtint Dave
overcatme his scruples with a wordl of
uall contidetice. Thle body hadiu b~een
~riding p~ony3 races batrebnek, he ex
~plined, amtiong t he idhmts, as long
~is lie lhaid been aide to sit ia hiotrse,
'he astotnishmientt of thle crowvd when
they samw Colotnel [Dale's favor'lie
horse (enitr the course wvith a young
.id nn igrnt'CiIly onl htim lbarehacik
willl haive to be lamnine(d, bitt whien
;they recogn'zedl the ridet' as t he tad
who had wvon the i'ace, I le bettinug
thri'ough psychologleal per'vertshty was
'stronger than ever on F'ir'ely. Hugh
'even took an addlitlonal bet with lis
JTriend~ Grey, who was .quite openly
* ~ "Youl bet on the horse now," he
"On both," said IHtgh.
It was a prletty and a close race be
"tweetn Ireily and a whilte-starred hauy
miare, and they came dlown the courise
-iock and neck like twvo whlirlwinds.
IA wvar-whoop so Indian-like and
Tcurdling that it startled every old
Itfrontier'sman who heard it catme suid
dlenly frotm one of the rIders, Thent
Firefly Stretched ahead mnch by3 Inch,
-and antothei' triumnphant savage yell
-hieraldedI victory as the black horse
,swept ov'er the line a length ahead,
DIane Grey Swore quIte fearfully, fot'
itwas a heCt that he could til algrd
to lose. Hie wias talking with Barbara
when the boy caine back to the Dales,
By JOHN FOX, Jr.
the girl color resentfully, and the lad
heard her say shhirply:
"He Is my cousin," and she turned
away from the young gallant and gave
the youthful winner a glad smile.
Again Hugh and Dane Grey were
missing when the party started back
to the town-tiey were gone to bet
on "Bacon's Thunderbolts" in a cock
fight. That.night they still were mniss
Ing when the party went to see the
Virginia Comedians in i phiy by one
Mr. Congreve--they were gaining that
night-and next morning when the
Kentucky lad rose, lie an(1 I)ve
through his window saw the two
young roisterers approaching the
porch of the hotel--much disheveled
and all but staggering with drink.
"I don't like that young ua," said
Dave, "and lie has a bad inlluence on
That morning news came from New
England that set the town a-quiver.
England's answer to the Boston ten
party had been the closing of Boston
harbor. lit the Ifouse of Burgesses,
the news was met with a burst of
indilgnation. The 1st of June was
straightway set apart us a day of
fasting, humiliation, and prayer that
God would avert the calamity threat
ening the clvil rights of Amerlei. Ili
the middle of the afternoon my lord's
coach and six white hor; cs swung
from his great yard and made for the
capitol-ny lord sitting erect and
haughty, his lips set with the resolu
tion to crush the spirit of the rebel
lion. It nimtt have been a notable
scene, for Nicholts, Bland, Lee, liar
risoni, Peindileton, Henry and Jeffer
sonl, andl(1 periaps Washington, were
there. And mny lord was far from
popular. lie hlad hitherto girded him
self with all the trapping. of etiquette,
had a court herald prescribe rules for
the guiduce of VirgInians in ap
proaching his excellency, had enter
tWined little and, unlike his prede
cetssors, uale no effort to establish
('ordial relations with the people of
the capital. The Burgesses were to
give a great hall in his htonor that
very night. and now lie was coMie to
,/ ~ ~I jjr . ~f
The Two Backwoodsmen Had Been
Daze ythe Brilliance of It All.*
dissoive them. Antd dissolve them lit
did. They bowed gravely and withI
no protest. Shaiking withi anigetr imy
lord stalked to lisa coach aiid six
while they repaired to the Apoi
troom to prohibit the use of tea and
plropose a general (congress of the cot.
onhes. And t hat ball en me to pass,
Ilitaughty hosts received their haughmty
guest with the finest andl gratvest
courtesy, 'bent low over my lady's
hand1(, (Inanced with her daughters, and~
wrung fronm my lord's reluctant 11ps
the one grudging word of comment:
"(lent hemen !"
And the ladies of his family hohhell
I heir heads sadly in contirmuat ion, foi
time steel-like barrier bletween their
was so palpable that It could have
been touched that night, it seemed, by
Tihe two backwoodsmaen had beerx
(dazzled by3 the brilliance of It all, for
the boy had stood with Blarbatra, who
hiad been allowed to look on for r
wiiile. Again my lordl hard summuoned
Datve to him an'.1 atsked many qutes.
lins about the wilderness beyond th(
Cumuberlandl, andi lie even had the b)oy
to come upl and shako hands, and
asked hinm where he had learned t(
Btefore lBarbara was Rent homt
Hugh and D~ane Girey, dressed with
greant care~, eame in, with an exaggerat
lion of dignity anti politeness that
fioole'd few' otheirs than themselves
I lugh, catching lBarbara's sadl and re
p~roac'hfuh glance, did( not dare go neari
her, hus. Dmae miade st ra ight for hier
side wh'ien lie entered thle room-and
h~owed with great gallantry. To thu
btoy lie paid1( no attention whatever
andi the latter. tiredi with indhignatiota
and hate, tumrned hastily away, But ir
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a corner unseeri he could not withhold
watching the two closely, and he felt
vaguely thatt he was Watching a fright
ened bird and a snake. The little
girl's selfecomposure seemted quite to
vanish. her face flushed, her eyes were
downcast, and her whole attitude had
a mature embarrassment that was far
beyond her years. The lad wondered
and was deeply disturbed. The half
overlooking and wholly contemptuous
glance that Gsrey had shot over hIs
head had stung lim life a Inife-cut, so
like an actual knife indeed that with
out knowing it his right hand was
then fumbling at his belt. Dave too
was noticing and so was Barbara's
mother and her father, w)o knew very
well that this smooth, suave, bold
young diaredevil was deliberately lead
Ing Hugh into all the mischief he
could find. Nor (d i he leave the girl's
side until she was taken home. Ers
kine, too, left then and went back to
the tavern and up to his room. 'f.hen
with his knife in his belt he went
down againt and waited on the porch.
Already guests were coming back from
the party nd it was not long before
lie saw Hugh and Dane Grey half
stumbling up the steps. Erskine rose.
Grey confronted the Ind dully for a
moment and then straightened.
"H ere's anuzzer one wants to fight,"
he said thickly. "My young friend, I
will oblige you anywhere with any
thing, at any time-except tonight.
You must regard zhat as grent honor,
for I am not accustomed to ight with
And he waved the boy away with
such an insolent gesture that the lad,
inowing no other desire with an en
emy than to kill imi in any way pos
sible, snatclhed his knife from his belt.
He heard a cry of surprise and hoiror
from Hugh and a huge hand caught
his upraised wrist.
"Put it back '" aid Dave sternly.
The dazed boy obeyed iand Dave led
Dave talked to the had nbout the
enormity of his offense, but to Dave
lie w s inclinied to defend himself and
his action. Next morning, however,
when the' party started back to te
Onks, Erskine felt a difference in th(
atmosphere that maide him uneasy
Barbara alone seemed unchanged, an
he wa', (uick to guess that she had no
been told of the in(ldent. Hugh wa
(istincIlV (istant and surly for an
other reason as well. lie had wantet
to ask young G rey to beeome one o:
their party and his fat her 1ha(d ((e!
sively forbidden him-for anotheir rea
son, too, thilin his influence over Ihugh:
Grey and his family were Tories iand
in high favor with Lord Dunmore.
As yet Dave haii mnade no explana.
tion ol extise for his young friend,
but lie soonl mad1te, up his mind that it
wouli be wise to otfer the best exten'u
at ion as soon1 s -POssible; wleh c was
simpuly that the lad knew no bet Ier,
hadl not ye't had( the chance to learn,
aon th Ile rage of linilulse hac ineted
just ias he would have dlone among the
Indians, whose code aulone lhe knew.
The matte r (came to a headi shortly
afteor t heir ari vol at lied Oaks when
'olonel Dale,. liarry, Hugh and Dave
were on thle front poreb. The hoy was
stainding behind the box-hedge near
thle steps nd Ibarba-s iid just up
l)ea red ini the doorwany.
"WVell, what was the trouble?'
Colonel D~ale had just ausked.
"I le i ed to stiab Grey unarmned anfd
without warning," said1 1lugh shortly.
At the moment the boy enught sight
of Barbarn. I ler eyes, filled with1 scorn,
met his ini one long, sad, withiering
look, and she turned noiselessly back
into the house. Noiselessly too lie
mielted iiito the gardlen, slipped down'
to the river hank, and1( dropped to thec
ground, lHe knew at last w~hat lie hiad
odoine. Nothlung was sald to hilm whet1
le came back to the house and t hat
night he scarcely opiened his lips. Ii1
silence he went to bed( and1( next morn
ing he. was gone.
'flhe mystery was explaiined whue1
IBarba ra told how the boy too must
have over'hearid Hiugh.
"HeT's hurt," said Dave, "and he's
"On foot?" asked Colonel Dale in
"lie can trot all (day3 and muauke al
m~O. t as good time as a horse.'
"N Vhy, he'll starve."
"He could get there on roots n/
herb~s anod wild honey, but he'll have
fresh meat every (1ay. Stlll, I'll hhve
to try to overtake hIm. I must go,
.And lie asked for his horse and wvent
to get readcy for the jour'ney. Ter
minutes liater Hugh and H arry rushed
joyously to his room.
"We're going with you !" they ei'led,
andi Dave was greatly pleased. An
hour later all were ready, and at the
liastmnit IFirefly was led in, sad
did ndbidled, and with a heading
halter airound1 his neck.
"it make me laugh. I have no
use. I give hole dam planta
('TO BE CONTiNUED.)
Always on Full Time,
Mills may start and mills may atop,
but the dlivorce mill runs on forever,
Divorced 26 Years,
Decide to Remarry
It took James itenry of ChICa
go and his former wife, Mrs.
l1ary Henry, nearly twenty-six
years to reaize their divorce
was all a mistake. Henry, now
sixty-three years old, has taken
out a second murriage license to
wed his former wife, who is fif
ty-fivo years old. The coup'e
were first narriet in 1886. Teni
years later Henry brought suit
for divorce on the groumid of in
compatibilit y of temper, n^ 'vss
granted a divorce.
CROWD SEES FLYER
KILLED IN MIDAIR
Stunt Aviator Cut to Pieces by
Propeller, Leaping From
Plane to Plane.
Chiengo.-Swiging on a rope ladder
(angling froin an aIrplane 100 feet in
the air as he sought to thrill 5,000
iHomewood pilensure seekers, Louis
James, natiolizIly known "boy avia
tor," wais cut' to pieces by the pro
peller of another paine. Ills body fell
to the ground, almost at the feet of
'1is fIlAnee, Miss Ruth TrIlssimu. sev
Squarely Into the Propeller.
nteen years old. J.aues, who was but
Ighleen years (ll, was a prot ege of
pJis 1uthI L"w.
Thle cciension wn~s thle second daiy
>f nn nierial celehrntlion uander the nusi
gliees ofi the1 Amilerlenln L egion~ I"ost Of
I Tomewood. A great thironig had gath
ereud. A dioze.n plane wl'S ere whiirrinag
throuigh thle atir, nlose dIIVes, tail splus11,
t he othemr hair- -ra isers of' thle aerial art
hldl~ the s1petaltors. Then&'l enme the
feature of lie day. Jamiles was to( per
formi thle stulnt madae faillous b~y Ibleut.
(Oier ( . L~ockient-thiat of e'illing
Twice before that day lie 1had tried
it andl~ failed.
Jntnies ellinhued to thle topl wing of
one pluine, and, lying lhat up~on its suir
foee grasp~ed two struts iand gave the
signal to go nheind. Thue two ships1
took the ir iul slowly cilimbed to n
height of 8(00 feet. Ti~ee the plilot In
the ul)pper Phun brouight the dalngling
ladder to witin a few inche4s of
JTames' (Putlstre~tchled hn nds before lie
was1 abl)11 to grasp it. lie wa~s seenl a
se(cond liiter haingling free. Am1(1I lien
The lihanes seemed 14) sheer toIget her
for a miomient. Jamiles and (lie lidder
werPe thrown squaire'ly into tihe propiel
ier of thle lower 81111. Ja11ms' bodly wais
seen to1CP rumilp. A mlomenilt lateor,
miangled and( bileeding, lie dlropesd int o
the cr'owd far below.
Women~'1 (Pcereme an d finted. MIss
TIrlisman san k to the ground unlon
HURLED -OVER CLIFF; LIVES
Forester, Legs Broken in Rock Slide,
Swims Gorge 200 Feet
lied Pas~s Junctlon, fl. C., Canada.
JT. Bedford Edwards, forest ranger,
woITmdled inl thei Worldl war, was
caught ini a rock slide Onl the brink of
a 200-foot eliff', and wIth both legs
broken was hurled into the swirling
waters of the Fraser river below, while
members of a section gang sloodl on
the clitf powerless to help him:. By
sqi~oei mracle Edwauirds suc celeded in
paddling his way to a shallow spot in
the river andl was hauled upi onto the
cliff with a rop~e.
iddwards, employed by the BritIsh
ColumbIa forestry department, was
81urveyi ng thle territory devaistated b~y a
forest tire when ('nulght in the slide.
JTosephl McCoig, station operator at the
June llon, heard the roar of the slide0
whIle strollIng nenrhly, and enlled th~e
section crew when lie saw Edwards
struggling in the river below. Ed
wards was to have been married this
week, and14 his bride had arrivm(i fro.
DIES IN DUBLIN
3RAINS OF THE IRISH FqIEE
STATE IS VICTIM OF HEART
.AGS ARE SET AT HALF MAST
'ew People in Dublin Knew That the
President of Dail Eireann Had
Dublin was shocked to learn of the
mdden death of Arthur Griffith, pros,
dent of the Dail Eireann, and every-'
vhere it was commented on as one
)f the most tragic and wholly unex
)octed events in troubled Ireland.
Death came at a nursing home, ap
larently fromi a heart attack follow
ng an operation a few days ago for
onsilitis. Few people in Dublin even
Cnew that the ardent worker for the
?ree State cause had been ill. Imme
liately signs of mourning were die
)layed, flags were at half mast on
mildings and ships in the harbor.
The first question on all sides was
6yhat effect the death of the leadet
vould have on the solution of the
)roblems before the provisional gov
3rnment. Ills colleague, Michael Col
lins, recently devoted his attention
x1most entirely to the military opera.
Lions against the liregulars while the
"ountry looked to Mr. Griffith to man
'ge the civil affairs until the rebellion
Though president of the Dail EI,
reann, Mr. Griffith held no ininisterial
portfolio. William Cosgrove, minister
of local government, actedL as head
of the Irish government during Mr.
The president's associates wora
stunned by the news of his death.
Not one of them was prepared to dis
cuss its effects, but they all agro
that Ireland had sustained a great
Ten Persons Killed in Wreck.
Anadale, Minn.-Ten persons dead
and mor than two score injured was
the toll of a wreck on the Minneapoli.
and Sault Ste Marie railroad here.
when a westbound passenger train
crashed into a truck and then ilowed
into a freight. train standing on a
The wreck occurred when Fred La.
mar, driver of the truck, falled to
heed warnings of members of t he
freight crew and drove on to Ihr
track in front of the passenger. The
truck was hit squarely and buried
against the freight engine on a !de
track. A switch stand was knocked
down and three coaches of tlie pas.
senger train swung over to the side.
track into the freight ti-a in. ''he bag1
gage ca1rs were (le-ilied.
Moat of the dead and injured were
in the smloker-, which re-ar''l up intc
the air and toppled over.
Woman Goes Free.
Atlanta, G'a. -- Mirs. I felon Avera.
T7, who sihot and fatally wounded bei
d1 iorced bu huband, Miillard StevensI), 3Z
Sunday afiternoon. -July 9, when lie .1
allegedl to havl e ati em ptedi to forc-e is
way ito her home to get possession
of their six-year-oild daughter, war,
fr-eedl after a prelim inar-y hearing he
fore Rlecorder George E. Johnisoin.
Th'le woman testified that Stevens
w~ho died, had threatened her and
that as her husband, Larry Avera.
wvelterw-eight biox(er, was not there,
Baptists Gain More New Members.
Shelby, N. C.- -Somethining over 4for,
new member-s havo been added to the!
-hurch rolls in the Kinugs Miount ain
flaptist aso(-ittion ais a reOsul t of t h'
evangelist Ic services being conduci(tedi
durIng the moni hs of .Jiuly andii August
in all of the churce's. -aeh ehur-h
Is supplied with a finn evangelistic
and gospel singer.
Rev. I~arman St evens, au graduiatle
of Waite Forest -nllege uanid the
Loilsvile sceminary', closied a most
successful I wI) weeks' mneeti ng at thie
lirst Japit t church, resulitinzg In
many- additions to the (chuirch, andl
the largest c-rowds that have ever at
tended a revival at this church.
Probe of Cotton Promised.
WVashington.*--A far-reaching invos.
Ligation of the entire cotton Industry
wvas pr' mihsed by the senate commit
tee aff er it votedl unanimously t~o re
port fa. "aably a resolution sponsored
by Senator Smith, democrat, of South
Carolina, providing for such an in
The Smith resoluntion was aimed
particularly at cotton gamblers and
speculators, it was stated, as well as
other existing evils of industry.
Large Group of Congressemen Sail.
N~ew York. - The largest bodly oi
American congressmen over to make
the trip across the Atlantic sailed ofn
the liner Presidetbt Harding. They
were on their way to attend the inter
allied parliamentary unnion to he held|
at Geneva this~ month. Among oth.,rt
the group included Congressman Mon.
tague, of Virginia, and his famtiy;
Congressman Oldfleld, of Arkansas;
Spencer, of Missouri; Temple. Penn.
sylvania, and Harris, of Georgia, as
well as Senator Caraway, of Arkan
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