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ERSKINE
OFF FOR VIRGINIA
S'YNOPSIS.-To the Kentucky
.wllerness oultpost comnanded by
Jerome Sanders, In the time iinine
diately preceding the Revolution,
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. He is given
shelter and attracts the favorable
attention of Dave Yandell, a leader
- * among the settlers. The boy warns
of the coning of a Shawnee war
party. The fort is attacked, and
only saved by the timely appear
ane of a party of Virginians. Tle
leader of these is fatally wounded,
but in his dying moments recog
nizes the fugitive youth as his son.
At Red Oaks, plantation on the
James rler, Virginia, Colonel
Dale's home, the boy appears with
a message for tfte colonel, who
after reading it introduces the
bearer to his daughter Barbara as
her cousin irakine Dale. Erskine
meets two 'other cousins, Harry
Dale and Hugh Willoughby. Van
dell visits Red Oaks. At the oun
ty fair at Williamsburg Erskine
meets a youth. Dane Grey, and
there at once arises a bitter antag
onisn between them. Grey, in
liquor. insults Erskine, and the lat
ter, for the moment all Indian,
draws his knife. Yandell disarms
him. Ashamed, Erskine leaves Iled
Oaks that night to return to the
wilderness. Yandell, with Harry
and Hugh, who have been permit
ted to visit the Sanders fort, over
take him. At the plantation the
boy had left a note in which lie
gave the property, which is his as
the son of Colonel Dale's older
brother, to Barbara. The party is
met by three Shawnees, who bring
news to Erskine (whose Indian
name is White Arrow) that his fos
ter father, Hahtoo. is (lying and
desires him to come to the tribe
and become its chief. After a brief
visit to the fort Erskine goes to the
tribe. He 1indi; there a white wom
an and her halfhreed daughter,
Early Morn, and saves the wonian
from death. le tells Kalitoo lie is
with the Americans against the
British. An eneimy, Crooked Light
ning, overhears him. Kahitoo sends
Erskine to a council where British
envoys meet Indian chiefs. Dane
Grey is there, and the bitter feel
Ing is intensified. Crooked Light
ning denounces Erskine as a trait
or and frienol of the Americans.
The youth escapes death by flight.
Reaching his tribe, Erskine finds
his enemies have the upper hand.
He is held as a prisoner, waiting
only for the arrival of Crooked
Lightning, to be burned at the
stake.
CHAPTER IX-Continued.
-.10
"She will not )urn11. Some fur traders
htive been here. rThe white chief Mc
(ee sent Imie a wnmpii)tlIII belt n(l a
talk. Ills messenger brought much
fire-water and he gave me tihat"-he
pointed to a silver-monnted r'ifle-"and
I promised that she should live. But
1 ennot help y1.'' ErskIne thought
lleklhy. ie haid his iile dlown, step~ped
slowly ou tid, and1( si 'trtched his arms
with a yawn. Th'len still leisurely he
mnovedl toward his horse as though to
take cnre of it. lBut the braves were
too keeni and watchful and they were
not fooledl by the fact that lie had left
his r.ihle ehind. Before he was close
enough to leaup for F'i'eily's back, three
buceks darted from behind a lodge and
'threw themselves ulpon him11. In a mo1
ment lie was face down on the ground,
.his hands were tied behind his back,
uand when turned Over he looked up
luito the grinning face of Tlack Wolf,
who wIth the hellp of another branve
dragged him to a lodge and r'oughly
threw him within, and left him alone.
On the way he saw his foster-mother's
eyes ishing helplessly, saw the girl
* Early Mlorni indignantly telling her
mother what wais going on, anti tile
wihite woman's face wa's wet with
tear's, lie turned over so that he could
lookthrogh he tent-flaps. Two
hucks were diving a stake in the cen
odeswer'erigd Tw moe ee
biringing fngots of wood and it wasii
plain what wa going to become of
him. Ills foster-mother, who was
fiercely haranguing one of the chiefs,
-turinedl angrily into Kahitoo's lodlge andI
he could see the' whlite woman i'ocking
her' body and1( wringing her hands.
Then the old1 chief app'learedC and lifted
his hands.
"Crooked Lightning .will he veryv
angr'y. The pisone'r is hiis--i nit yours.
It is for' him1 to say what the puish
ment shall be-not for vyil. Walitt for
himl H -old at council anid if youi dhecde
against him i, though he Is my soni-he
shall die." For a miomient thle priep
arlations ceased andi all tuirnied to t he
prophlet, wvho had apipear'ed bef'ore his
blge.
"Kahtoo is right," lie sai. "The
Great Spir'it will not appro)ve if While
Arrow die except by thie will of thei
Councl--and Crooked Lightnting wuill
be angry." Ther'e was ai choruts oif pro-"
test ing grunts, bult the pr'eparaltionis
ceas~ed. The boy could feel the mnalevo
lence in the prophet's tone [and hei
knew that the Impostor wanted to
curr'ly further favor with Crooked
Lightning and not r'ob himi of thle Joy
-of watghing his victin's tor'tur'e. So
the hraves went hack -to their fire.
water, and soon1 the boy's foster miothi
er' briought himi somlethilng to eat, but1
she could1( say nothing, for' Black Wolf
hadl app~ointed himself sent inch andt
saut. r'ifle in hand, at the door of the
lodge.
DALE-F
By JOHN FOX, Jr.
came more furious an() once Erskine
saw a pale-brown arm thrust from h le
hind the lodge anid place a jug at theI
feet of Black Wolf, who grunted and
drank deep. One by One the lbraves
weit to drunkell Sleep abouit the fire.
The fire died down and by the last
flickering flume the lad saw Black
Wolf's chiln sinking sleepily to his
chest. There was the slightest rustle
behind the tent. Ile felt sonetling
groping for his hands and feet, felt
the point of a knife grazeb the skin of
his wrist an(] ankles-felt the thongs
loosen ald drop aparlt. Noiselessly,
inch by Inch, le crept to the wall of
tihe tent, which was carefully lifted
for him. Outside le rose and waited.
Like a shadow the girl Early Morn
stole before him and like a shadow he
followed. In a few miniutes they were
by the river-bank, away from the
town. The moon rose, and from the
shafdow of a beech the white woian
stepped forth with his rifle aind pow.
der-horn and )u1llet-pouich ind somei)
food. She piilted to his horse a little
farther dow'n. He looked long and
silently Into the Indian girl's eyes and
took the white womanl's shaking hand.
Once lie looked back. The Indian girl
was stole as stone. A bar of moon
light showed the white woama's face
wet with tears.
* * * * * * *
Again Dave Yandell from a watch
tower saw a topknot rise allove 11 patch
of cane, now leafless and winter-biten
--Saw a hand lifted high Ibove it with
a palm of peace 'toward him. And
again tin Indian youth emerged, this
tiie leading i black horse wit i a
drooping head. Both Calie pallinfully
on, staggering, it seerned, from wounds
or weakness, and Dave sprang from
"I Told Kahtoo I Would Fight with
the Amerieans Against the British
and Indians; and With You Against
Him"
the tower and1( rushed w~ih others to
the gate. He knew thle hlorse aind
thiere was dreadl 1n his hieart. Perhaps
the approaching TIdian had slain the
boy, 1h1ad stolen tihe hlorse, and was in
nocently comning there for food.
"Don't you know me, Dave ?" he
asked, weakly.
"My God ! It's White Arrow I"
CHAPTER X
Straighitway thle lnd sensed a curious
change in thle attitude of thei garrison.
Tile obl1 warmtlh was absent. The at
miosphiere was1i chalrged1 with suspicion,
hostIlity. Old1 Jerome was surly, his
old playmates were dlistanlt. Only
Dave, Mother Sandles and1( L~ydia were
uncthantged. The predlominanllt tnote was
curIosity, and they startied to ply himti
with quest Ions, bult Dave took lim) to
a cabint, and( Mother Sanlders biroughlt
"Hatd a piurty hard time," staited
Dave. Trhe hioy nlodded(.
"I had1( only three bullets. F'irefly
went h11m11 and1 I had to lendl him. I
couldln't eat canie and)( Firefly couldnt't
CEat pheasant. I got 0one from a
hlawk," 11e exli ned1. "Whati 's thme
"Nothiin'," saId Dave, gruffly, and hie
111d(e tl h by go to1 sleep. Is story
Cameli wh'en aill were around the fire at
sutpper, anid was listened to with enig
(erneCss. AgnlIn the boy felt the hiostil
ity and( it maltde him resentfiul and
hatughtty and1( hIs story brief and1( terse.
Most fluid and( sensitive natt'res have
a chle~roni quality, no mattecr what
ral tum of adamnant be b~eneaith. The
hoy~ wa'ts dressed0( like an IndlIan, lie
looked lIke one, and1( lie hiad brtoutght
bac k, it seemued, the hearing of ati In
diant--his wiInetss and( stolcim. lHe
spoke like a chIef in a coutneil, and(
even) in Eniglish his 'phtrausinig and'
mtetaIphor'is blon Itged to the red man.
No wontder' they believed the storIes
they had hteartd of him-biut there wias
shamiie 1in mtany faces and liittle dloubt
in anty save'( (one before 110 finishled.
Hie I- ' ~on~e to see is foster-moth
er ani ils foster-father-old chief
)IONEER
Copyrighted by Charles Scribner's Sons
Kahltoo, thle shawnew-hea list, hle had
glveni his8 word. Iiht thought lie
was dying iiil wanted hini ,1 be chIef
Whet the (Great 81pirit enIb'Id. Kailitoo
himd on(.(.c savel his 11fe, had been kind,
InII(1 in1m211 him1 a sotI. TIat hie could
Hot forget. Ali evil prophet ha1d come
I1) lie tibe and through his enemies,
Crooked Lightning und Black Wolf,
hadl gained mucih Influence. They were
to hurun it captive white Vomnani ais i
1iterilee. Ie had staye( to save her,
to aigue vitl old Kahtoo, and carry
tie wampumll ilnd a talk to i big coun
cil with the British. le hiadii made his
talk and--escael. ie had gone back
to 11 tribe, hiati been tried, and wias
to he burned tit the stake. Again he
had escaped with the help of the white
wolmal and hepr daughter. The tribes
had joined the British, and even then
were planning an early attack Oin this
very fort and all others.
The interest was tense and every
face was startled at this calm state
ment of their lijnediate' danger. Old
Jerome burst out :
"Why did you have to escape from
the counell-and from the Shawnees?"
"At the council I told the Indians
that they should bp friends, not ene
inies, of the Anerienns, and Crooked
Lightning called id a traltor. He had
overheard may talk with Ka l\too."
"What was that?" asked Dave,
quickly.
"I toldi Kahtoo I would fight with
the Amerieans against the British and
Inian(1111s; and with you agaInst him11!"
And he turned away and went back to
tshe cabin.
"What'd I tell ye !" cried Dave in
dignantly, and he followed the boy,
who had gone to his hunk, and put one
bIg hand on his shoulder.
"They thought you'tl turned Injun
agini," lie said, "hut it's all right nlow."
"I know," saI1(d the lad, iald wIth a
iiffled sound that was half the grunt
of an Indian and half the sob of a
while manl turned his face away.
Again Dave reached for the lad's
shoulder.
"Don't blame 'em too much. I'll
tell you now. Some fur tra(lers camie
by here, and one of 'em1 said1 you was
goin' to marry anll Inijuni girl mned
Early Morn ; that you was goin' to stay
with 'em and light with 'em alongsIle
the British. Of course I kniowed bet
ter, but-"
'"Why," E'iiterted IEskin1e, "they
must have been the samnie Irad'ers who
ca tie to the Shawnee towl and broutgh t
whisky."
"That's wvhat the feller said and
Why folks here helleved him."
"Who wias lie?" demantded Er'skine.
"You know him-Dale Gry."
All tried to make ndvi(1s strai ight
waly for the iIustice they had (111
him, hut thle boy's heart- r'einaied sor'e
that thoir trtust wais si litt1l(e. Thea,
when they gathered a11 settleris wI thin
the foirt a 1 n made all pr'epara tltin and1(
to get (listrluistfitIuland thle 1lad wats not
happyl)3. '.The witer wvas long andi~ hard(.
A blIizard hald diven'C the game wvest
and1( sou1th anid the garison801 w1as hard
putt to It foir food. 10ver'y (lay thalt the
hunter's went foirth the boy wa'ls among
theni and lie d1id far mnor'e thani his
sharel' in the killitig of gamne: Butt w'hen
winlter' was brieaiking, mioreO news came
iti of the wari. Thle flag that hlad been
fashioned of a soldier'~s whIte shirit, an
old blue armty coat, andl a red petticoat
was1 11ow the Stiars tand Str'ipes of the
Amneican cause. Burgoytie had not cut
otf New~ England, that "head of the ire
helloin," from the other colonies. 01n
thle conitrary, the Amerleans hadl beat
eni himi at Sarat11oga amid mlar'ched( hIs
armiiy off under01 those samiie Stiars and1(
Strlpes, and for the first timue Erskltne
heard of gallant Lafayet te-how he
had r'un to Waishington with the por
tenitOuis niews firomi hIs Iking-that
lciautIifuil, lpasiontlt Franitce would
Strietch foirthI her' helping hiand(. And
Er'sk Ii leanted \vhiat that news
meant to WashIngton's "nakedl and
stariivig" sold''lrs dyling 01n the frozen
hillsIdes of V'alley Foi'ge. heni Geoirge
Ro~ger1s C'lark hiad paissedl the fort on
his way to Williamsburg to get money
amid imen for his greit venltur'e ini the
Northwest, and( Mr'sklne got a ready
peisinton to aIcedmpanhiiy himi as so1
(1101 and~ guide. A fteir Clark wais gone
lhe lad( got re(st less ; and one' miniig,
wthen the first hr -at,hu of spt'rig camne,
;he miounted1 his horse, ini spie of argu
mlenits anid pr'otestiatios and1 11 set foi'th
for Vlrginia on the wilderness t-rail.
lHe Was going to join Clarlk, lie saId,
but mor'e t han Clark iand the war were
drawinig hima to thle outer wvorld. Wh'lat
it was lie hiardly kniew, for lie was not
yet much giveti to yar'ching hIs hieart
or mindl. lHe did4Pnow, hiowever, that
some11 stratnge fotrce hiad long becen
wvorkinig within htitm that was steadily
growinag strt'onger', was su~rging niow
lIke a flame and swingIng hha betw~'een
strange moods1 (if deprtessonl andl exuii
taition. I'er'hapsl it was buit the spirit
of s'pritig Iin hIs heat't, but wIth his
miind's eye he was ever seeinig at theo
end of hIs journey103 th'e ftace of his lIttle
coulsin Barbara'i Daile.
"You took me by surprise and
you have changed--but I don't
know how much,"
(rO nm~ LOnwrmmh~m
INCREASE NOTED
IN EMPLOYMENT
BUSINESS IS SOUND DESPITE
THE RAILROAD AND FUEL
SITUATION.
DEMAND FOR FAiM LABORERS
Department of Labor issues Industrial
Analysis for the Month of
August.
Washington:.--mp~loymen t showed
an increase during August as corn.
pared with July deplcting the sound
ness of business despite the rail and
fuel situation. according to the de
partment of labor's industrial analy.
sis. Out of 65 leading cities 39 re
ported Increased employment, 28 re
corded decreases.
Employment conditions in Virginia
improved considerably during August,
with heavy Increases evident In tex
tiles, lumber and leather, while the
demand for farm laborers was bol
stered by harvesting. Food and kin
dred products, iron and steel, chemni
cals, metal and metal products, to
bacco, vehicle and miscellaneous in
dustries, also reported slight increas
es in employment in the state.
In North Carolina, lumber and tex
tile mills recalled a number of work
era and demand for farm laborers in
creased, with industrial improvement
generally shown.
South Carolina textile plants and
farms provided. employment for a
number wro were idle the previous
month. Fuel and transportation dif
fleulties apparently were off set.
Fair recovery was recorded in the
textile and vehicle Industries of Geor
gia, with slight increases in stone,
clay and glass employwent .
Florida reported plenty of work for
all classes of labor, with the supply
of workers sufficient for present
needs. Construction of it number of
citrus packing plants, office buildings,
hotels and restaurants in the south
ern part of the state was giving em
ployment to skilled building trades
men, while repairing and painting in
anticipation of an early tourist sea
sonl dule to the expected coal shortage,
were using a considerable lot of labor
in those fields. All available common
labor was finding employment in the
intensive roads building program in
a number of counties.
Seaman Bennett Taken to Baltimore.
Washington. - According to a re
quest from Goveri'nor Ritchie, of Mary
land, Secretary Deby ordered Sea
man George I eiiett. of the 11llampton
lRoads navaI training station to be ta
ken to laitimore under a marine
guarId for examination inl connection
with ile kidnalpping aId killing last
Febuaiwiry of I'air Stone, an eight.
yearv-old l t imore school girl.
Several days ago Benniett is said
to have told Capt. IL. Z. .Johnsonl, his
commaniidinig officer, that he was pres
('nt wheni Claiire Stone was murdered1''(
by a main known as "Ited."'
Governoir lititchie, in his request to
Secretariy D~enhy. said(' the pol1ice wore
not ready to fully accept Bennett's
story, but wanted hIm hi ought to Ba I
timore umnder' guartid so that lie might
be examined. The governor said two
men were uinder arr-est in Baltimore
for the crime and t hat Bennett might
be able to identify one of them,
At the navy. depar-tment, it was saidl
that Bennett wvill not be turned ovei'
to the jurisdIiction of the Maryland
state authorities, but will remain in
custody of the marine guiardIs.
Cox Talks of European Affairs.
Now York, -- Re-estalishment of
prosp-er'ity In the Unied States mu lst
be given fIrst place in the thoughts
of Americans and must be the pre'fac(e
to dIi scussioii in to thle entrancii e of
this coun triy in to I'uio pn affa irIs andl
inito the league of nat Iionis. d ciare'~d
.Tnmes M. Cox, formier Go'ernor of
Ohio, andl demnocratii' candidate for'
lhe pr'esi dencty at the la st ele ct ion, on
his r'etturni fr'on m imrope on the Pa;ris.
Mr. (Cox went. abroad to sI tdy old
world politi('s andi economic condli
tions.
Disenssing the issues in the eon
gressional elect ions this fall, Mr. Cox
55a(d that the initerniationall IissuE' wvould
1h0 "the failure of the admini10straSt ion
both in th e mnoral an~id unisei Ish view,
on the one hand. andi the ipueit i
and selfish view on the oilier, to par
ticipate in thle a ffairis of thle wori.'"
But, he a~dded, the matter of gover'n
mental atssociation to prlomiote p Inen
must yIeld to the mat ter' of eltabis h
ing economli( ordler in t hiis ommunt ry.
Mr. Cox said that , for the miiomient1
there wvas nothing pressintg in the
(iuestion of thle lea g i. of n'utoni.
WilMake Flight Across Contiront.
Charleston - Ca pt. .Tohn 0. Do' Ild
001n, n. nati vei of Gre'ienvi lie, lou rt Ih
ranking Amei'ican alre ini thie \.
war', is 1)lanmn ing to leavI' the Atl-,nt c
'Oiast about Ortober a, for a non-isi t
!htt the liaritic ('Pst . exper ing to
M 'l:i oiff from (lhr'sion. ien wiiu head
rm Sani 1)'.'o, ('alif, and will bie ne.
-'Ompanilied by Ca irles A. hIoei, , i
er~ ork. and on n-rhnaa iia.
l ialdon ins the World war, vwa.
'aptor nm"ny the Germians, (sa'dI~ing~ !u
a si !'n Gerntm airp~'.3.. Tie m..
the trnn'ontinenta ini mt
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In modern, sanitary, sun-li
No expense spared to
wholesome and full of 1
Wax-wrapped and sealed
it good:
WRIGLEY'S is bound t
beat that can be made!
It's good
and good for yot
aiding digestion
whitening teeth
clearing breath
Soothing to over
wrought nerves and a
general pick-me-up.
No Doubt.
Wife--Jolm, I ishl y (u woIuld stop
I lb-l'Il ma111ke It a m gainU with yol,
lay (ear I'll shop my Goling If yu'll
Stop your .-leeston 'l' i pt.
Hydraulic Mining Used.
F ihindi toe gathl ler l , watelr In;
ldllipe finto) the bovns 141 formi Ic1111d
11111sS that aenn ce h liel1-d with t urlbine
'Tily ha:1v* :we eowl Ih e wind ;e111 they
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i''e eln ly good or ee . C.?tremiely' e'vii-.--SIr
l'heilipe Sidneyv.
A~ little ilean ng is a udangeroeuus
''i clh e lat is~t a ce a ive of ('hile' :mil
Ste a'iiftr s't' l 1, thle irber Is ax
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Just mix Alabastine with
water cold or hot and
apply to aniy interior sur
face. The sure result is
beautiflly tinted walls in
exactly the color you wish.
- Alabastine comies in all
standard colors anid these
intermix to foe:-mi count
1ess othe-re t-o that your
ecorting, *.: sC iliny be
telling you
ew it after
tery meal"
t factories
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Society to Aid Bird Study.
''llirty t ifiusl1nI( d ollars his been re
eev'd by the Natiolnal Association of
Atifdubmn Socieit'is to be used In aid
11n9 teachrs n ils in tle studly
If Wili hiris. ''tenie(rs who for)
4.111 ure to bl gi ve 111111 4nri to
b1i. 111 1tn In I rI work. lore thii
1,700.)1 children 1re- lea11dy enrolled
inl '-whfmis thro44ughout the Ullited
States -1n4 1 '1d1114. ''he h(:u41tillrters
)f t il-' issmilition is iln Ni York city.
-l'oIhIrI~ .1fechunleis AMlaga1zinle.
Weighs Cargoes in Ships.
Fo4r wetighiings enrgoes)( in spips) a
a1ed 1by 24 p41in' txIltding inito( the wnu
t er, he44 1444 InnuIj of waI t er it cont1 alins.
vaing3 IL W wih te dIraft fC 1a vessel as
it Is 14 e.21'.
At the Brink.
"'(2an 1 ford t his s1 teami?"'
""al kin (4n a ho4rse. Kin your car
swuim41?"
Ilope~t is thet prom11issory note of the
f5 I L4''
Noegenuine without
the Cross and Circle
printed in red,
nec or Wall Paper

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