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NERVE" MATCHED HIS PLAY
Golfer's Remarkable Luck Almost
Equaled the Remark With Which
Hi Followed It.
A momher of tho Washington
A Messenger From the North.
I stood alonu on tlio bank of a
firnnll stream gazing down Into tho
clear water, my . thought contorlng
Opon tho Journoy horaaward, when tho
bushas opposlto parted, and a man
flood on tho bank scarcely a dozen
Btops away, with only tho atream bo
twoon ua. It was timo and placo for
caution, for suspicion of strnngors, and
my rlflo camo forward In Instant roadl
tiff, my heart throbbing with star
tled surprise. Ho hold up both hands.
bis own weapon rostlng on tho ground.
"Not so carcloss, boy," ho called
cross choerfully. "Thcro U no war.
o far no 1 .know.botweon white men."
Ills easy tono, as will as his words.
Jarred on mo, yot I lowered Iho rlf.o.
"I nm no boy," I rotortod, "as you
may discover boforo wo aro through
"No? Well by my oyontght you look
It, although In faith you aro surely big
enough for a grown man. Yours Is
tho first whlto faco I'vo seen slnco I
left tho Shawnoo towns a weary Jour
ney." "Tho Shawnoo towns!" I echoed,
ntarlng at him In frosh wondorment.
"YoíT como from boyond? From tho
llo stroked his board.
"A longer Journoy than that even,"
iio acknowledged slowly. "I am from
Sandusky, by way of Vlnconncs."
"Tho Indians who wero with mo re
mained at Shawnee; thoy lost heart.
Hinco then I lmro been by myself."
"Como over," I said shortly, "whero
wo can converso moro easily."
Ito stepped Into tho cool water un
hesitatingly, and waded across, a small
pack at his 'back, and a long rifle
across tils shoulder. Tlioro was a
reckless audacity about tho follow I
could not fall to observe, and, as ho
acrnmblod up tho rather stoop bank, I
had a gllmpso of a faco far from my
liking. Howover, ours was a rough
Ufo In thosa days, accustoming us to
Mrango acqualntnncos, so I waited,
iTiy rlflo In my hand, dotormtnod to
know moro of llila wandoror. llo was
a nmn of mlddto age, with gray hairs
n plenty, nnd scraggly heard, an
ncllvo body, of good glrlh, and a
dark foco, deeply seamed, having
an ugly scar udown his right
chock, Hocmlnrty from Its whlto center
the slash of a knlfo. Tho eyes, gleam
mg beneath tho brim or his li. , wero
furtive, uncanny, black as to color, nnd
hold enough In tho sncnklng way of a
tiger cat. Iloyond theso things thoro
wn llttlo distinctive about tha man,
his dross merely that of tho hack'
woods fringed hunting nlilrt und log'
Kings of leather, dirty and sailed by
long uso, yet exhibiting a bit of foo
pcry In decoration which tnndo mo re
call tho French voytigours of tho
north nnd their guy ribbons. At his
belt dangled hunting knlfo and toma
hawk, but these, with tho rlflo, coil'
r.llluted his whole, display of weapons
Mtoti boforo ho had obtained tho level
on which I stood I hud conceived n ilia
llko for tho fellow, n deslro to huvo
dono with further ncquatnlnncpalilp.
With foot planted (Irmly on tho rdgo
(if tho grass ho scanned mo from head
to fcot with unwinking eyes, tliut
(.might vainly to mullo.
"You aro suroly n big fellow." he
unid at Inst. "Soino hand at rough nnd
tumble, I mnko bold to guess. Lot
lis havo frankness botweon us. I come
from thu north on u mission of peace,
the representativo of ttio tribes, and
of Hamilton. All I ask is fair speech
"Villi represent Hamilton, you say?'
"Ayo, though I expect llttlo will
come from It. 1 would have word with
t Clair and llarmar Kuow you
"Hath, patting well. St. Clair Is up
tho river or was throo days Blnco
Íit dineral llarmar represents tilm st
Iio Killlauient How happens It. my
(rtaiul, If the mcssngo bo so Important,
I Inttilltoti did not dispatch an o!!lcor?"
"tie h. I no choleo. Nono volunteer
exl for tho task, and 1 was tho selec
tion of tho tribes. You question mo ao
Uinugh you worn llarmar hlmiolf;
pull moro, you havo tho look of It
Yeu'ro not a woodsman, you say; thou
I lünku n guess you're a soldlor."
"I nm." I returned quietly, "nu on
bIru Hi the regular set vico."
"OMph Haywnrd of Fort llarmar"
"Til gods bo prnliodl Now Is tho
war ninile clear. You woro traveling
"t am to bo thoro tomorrow."
"Ib ampio timo tor my purpose, I
itmÜ VttUr nainq. Matter Hayward, as
sJQUQti by Iho Dilawaros. You wero
i OBfllgíltlio last spring?"
tér PANDALL PARRI5H
t t t
"I attondod tho council."
"Tho very man, and now you can
servo mo well, If 1 may Journoy with
"I nm not overly fond of whlto men
who turn Indian," I said coldly. "How
avor I'll soo you safo to the fort gatee
If you play no forost tricks on tho
way. And now you might tell mo who
It Is I am to companion with."
llo grinned, showing his teoth, and
my eyes noted how firmly ho hold bis
"A plcdgo Is a plodgo, Master Hay
wnrd," ho utiswercd, Insolently. "I am
called Simon dirty."
I Involuntarily took a step back
ward, staring Into tho man's faco.
That ho was a renegado of orno sort,
t' had realized from tho first, yot It
had novcr onco occurred to mo that ho
could bo that bloody scoundrel, dirty.
Thcro flashed across my mind the
stories I had hoard of his atrocities;
his leadership of Indians In midnight
forays; his malignant cruelty; tho
hoartlessness with which ho watched
victims burning at tho stako; his out
rnges on holplcss women and chlldron;
tho fiendish acts of tavagory with
which his brutal namo was conncctod
along tho border. And this was tho
man this cowardly-oycd dastard, who
stood thcro grinning Into my faco, evl
dently amused at my undisguised oí'
prcsslon of horror. Protect, nnd guldo
him! My first Inclination was tostrtko
tho man down In bis tracks, kill him
as I would a venomous snako. Ho
road all this In my eyes, In tho sttffon
Ing of my muscles.
"No, no, Master Hayward," ho sneer
ed, bringing Ills rlflo forward, "don't
let tho nntr., frighten you. Tho half
you'vo hcaru of mo aro lies. I'm not
so bad when all Is told, and thoro Is
moro than ono bordormau who can re
call my mercy. Kenton csenpod tho
stako through mo, and thoro aro white
women and children awaiting ransom
In Detroit becauso I Interceded for
thorn. Now I play fair, abovo board
seo?" and ha dropped hie gun on tho
grass, and held out his empty hands,
"It Is easy to kill mo, yet you will not
you aro a soldier."
I stood Irresoluto, hesitating, half
tompted still to como to blows, yet hit
act disarmed mo. Dcast though ho
might bo I could not kill him In cold
blood; I was no murdcror, yot It was
n otrugglo to resist.
"Now listen, Simon dirty," ! man
aged to say, at last. "Thoro Is no
friendship between us, now nor at any
limo. I hold you a murderous rcno
gado, a whlto savage, to bo shown less
mercy than an Indian dog. Hut I leave
others to deal with you as you do-
servo. As you say, I am a soldier, and
will act llko ono, I havo pledged you
my word of guldanco to Fort Hnrmar.
1 will keep tho plcdgo to tho Icttor, but
no moro, iloyond tho gato you pro
cccd at your own risk, fur I lift no
hand to protect you from Just von
gcunco. I dcsplso you too much to
fear you. i'lek up your rlflo. That Is
nil: now wo wilt break our ft and
Convinced as I was that Dirty actti
ally desired to reach tho fort, although
snmowhnt skeptical as to his purpose,
I felt no tear of treachery. I was of too
greut value to tho fellow to warrant
nn attuck; so. without hesitation, 1
led tho way. permitting him to follow
or not. as ho pleased. I hud It In my
mind to question htm, hut refrained
What would bo tint uso? Tho follow
would only lie, In nil probability, and
ano word would lend to another. Ho
would havo to bo explicit enough onco
ho conf runted llarmar, nnd my duty
merely consisted In delivering htm
eafely at tho gates of tho fort
It was noon whrn wo camo to tho
elmirlngs, llttoed with stumps, but
yielding view of tho distant river, and
tho scattered log houses of Mnrlotta,
Men wero nt work In tha fields, but 1
molded these as much as pussl'ilc. nl
though they paused In tliolr Inbor nnd
stared suspiciously at us as wo ad
vunced. Howover 1 was well known
my slzo making mo tiotablo, and as
our com so was toward the town, no
ono objoctod to our progress. TIito
was no recognition of tho man, w'.io
clung clono to my heels, and I wasted
no timo In getting past, cagor to bo
woll rid of htm.
In truth I felt llttlo hopo of getting
through thus cntlly. Tho fellow was
too widely known not to ho recognized
hy somo ono. Tlicso men of tho field
woro settlers, nowly arrived mostly,
and slightly acquainted as yoi wlth
border history, but thoro would bo Idl
hunters In tho vlllngo, backwoodsmen
from across tho river, men who had
ranged tho northern forests, and to
whom tho namo of dirty meant much,
Let ono of thoso look upon tho man
and his llfo would ecarco bo worth
tho snap of a flngor. Not that I cared,
KA1 LJL (by V.J.UW
xcopt as his safo passage Involved my
"Coma along," I said harshly. "I
would bo dono with you."
Wo advanced up tho road to whore
tho fort gatos stood open, a singlo
sentry standing motionless between
tho costs. As wo drew near, a croup
of hunters a halt dozen maybo sud
denly emorged, their long rifles trail
ing, on tholr way to tho valley. I
rccognlzod the man in advanco as tho
Kontucklan Itrady, frontiersman and
Indian fighter, and recognizing mo bo
Ah, back again. Master Hayward,"
ho exclaimed good humoredly. Hut
what Is It you havo hero? No sottlcr
of this valley, to my remembrance"
Ho stared at my companion, shading
his oyes with ono band, his faco losing
Its look of chocrfulncss.
"Indian trappings hoy I" he ex
claimed. "Somo northwest roncgadot
Stopl I'vo seen that faco boforo I
Ills rlflo camo forward swiftly, as the
truth burst upon him. "Curso you,
you'ro Simon dirty!"
I gripped tho barrel of his gun,
pressing my way between him and the
"Wbatovor his namo," I said sternly,
"this Is not your affair. Tho fellow
comes with roessaga from Hamilton,
and has my plodgo of safo guidance.
Stand back now, and let lie pass!"
Til not stand back, bo said wres
tling to break my grip on bis
rlflo. "Not to let that dovll go
froo. Lot go of tho gun bar
rel, you young foolt I'm not one of
your soldiers. Hero Potter, Evans, do
you hear? That li tho bloody villain
dirty como on!"
Thoy hnd hold of mo Instantly burl
ing mo back In splto of my struggling.
I saw tho renegado throw forward his
rlflo, and shouted to him.
"Don't do that, you fool run!
Even as I cried out tho order I
leaped forward, seeking to got grip on
Drady, hurling tho others asido with
a sweep of my arms. Thero was an
Instant of Horco fighting, of blows,
curses, threats. I lunged ovor tno
rlflo barrel, and got grip on urcdy s
beard, only to bo hauled back by a
dozen hands, and flung to my knees.
"Sentry! Call tho guard!"
I got tho words out somehow, boring
my way forth from under tho huddlo
of forms. Thcro was a rush of foot,
tho shouting of an ordor, tho shock
of contact, and then I stood alono,
wiping tho perspiration from my eyes.
With General Marmar.
"That will do, sergeant," I called
out, tho moment I could gain breath,
"Hero now, don't lilt that man! Sur
round this fellow and tako him Inside
tho stockade. Novcr mind mo; I'll
tako caro of myself."
Tho llttlo squad tramped off, dirty
In their midst, his head turned back
over his shoulder watchfully. I step
ped forward fronting llrady, and bold
out my hand.
"Sorry (his happened," I said sobor-
ly, "but I promised to bring tha man
to tho fort, and I had to defend him."
"Ilo's n bloody savage!" ho rotortod,
with an oath, and making no respon
sivo movement; "Iio's worse than any
Injun on tho border."
"I know all that, Urady. I dcsplso
tho fellow as much as any of you, al
though I may not hnvn suffered
through his acts as somo of you havo.
Hut ho Is hero In ponco, not war. To
Injuro him now might cost hundreds
of Uves. Let him glvo his message to
Ocneral llarmar; after that wo shall
know liow to danl with tho skunk. At
least ds not bold this against rao; I
only did my duty."
Drady looBoncd his grip on his gun,
and took my hnnd.
"I understand that, boy," ho said,
not unkindly. "Your lighting was
squaro enough, and no harm done. 1
llko tho way you wont at It, but I
reckon you don't quito sonso how wo
old Kontucklnns feel about renegades
o' that itrlpo. 'Taint natural you
should, for thcro ain't been no Injun
war to amount to anything since you
come to this country, Hut I'vo seen
that greasy dovll In paint an' feath
ers; so has Evans hero, an' tlieso yor
young fellows know somo of tho dirt
ho's dono. Ilo's lod war parties
against us, un' killed our neighbors.
That skunk stood by an' lot 'em burn
ol' man Iloddy at tha stako, an' novcr
raised a hand. It s a hellish fact, true,
sir! An' ho only laughed at Kenton
when tho redskins mado htm run (be
gauntlet. Tho ugly cur ought to bo
"I'vo heard nil that," I replied when
bo stopped, his eyes blazing angrily.
"Uut two wrongs novcr mado n right,
men. He camo here voluntarily at a
mesacngcr. Tho tribes aro In council
at Sr.ndusky and sent him. That Is
why I stood In his dofonso against you,
Wo must learn what word ho brings.
If ho wero killed on such a minion
every Indian In tho northwest would
feel called upon to avengo his death.
It would mean raids and warfaru tho
whole length of tho Ohio; It would
mean tho murder of women and chil
dren; tho burning of homes, and a'.l
tho horrors of Indian warfaro for years
to come. Thcro Is only a fringa of
whlto settlors on this oldo of tho
river, Drady, and a mero handful of
soldiers to defend them, Wo cannot
afford to linvo war, wo aro not ready."
"Heady? rot! I am for going In now,
an' finishing tho Job. This now gov
ernmont policy of strokln' thoso davits
on tho back, makes mo sick, That ain't
tho way wo cleaned up Kontucky.'
"Easier said than dono, Drady. This
Isn't Kentucky, and tho conditions aro
different Thoso woro hunters and
backwoodsmen who took possession of
that land to the south. They came
alono, on foot, rlflo In hand, fighting
men every ono. That was tholr trndo.
Tlicso settlers who havo coma In
north of tho Ohio aro of a dlfferont
brood; thoy bnvo brought wives and
children with thorn, and havo como to
tin tho land, They aro not hunters
and woodsmen; halt of thorn never
evon saw an Indian. Thoy would bo
as helpless as babos on a war trail.
St. Clair and llarmar aro doing tho
sect thoy can under such conditions.
They havo cot to compromiso; thoy
dont daro provoko war. Tho In'
dlans and tho Drltlsh know this Is
truo; Qlrty knows It, or ho novcr
wouia havo ventured to como in hero
whut Is It, Faulknor?"
Tho sergeant, a short, stocky follow
"Tho compliments of doncral llar
mar, sir, and would you como to his
"Very well, sergeant, as soon ns I
can slip out of thoso hunting clothes.
Am I right, Hrndy?"
".Maybo so," ho admitted reluctant-
ly, "but that ain't my stylo o' handling
Injuns. I reckon wo'll hang 'round
boys, till wo sco whats coram'
out o' this yor mossago boar In'. I'd
suro llko to bo In any fracas whnr I
could got a slam at that hound o' hell."
u required nut n tew moinouts ror
mo to shift my hunting suit for a suit-
ablo uniform, and this accomplished,
hurried ocrosa tho parado to tha offico,
Tho orderly admitted mo nt onco. den'
eral Harmar was alono, sitting besldo
a small writing tnblo, nnd began quos
Honing mo tho Instant I appoarod.
"Closo tho door, Mr. Haywnrd. Now
sir, what Is It that Just happened out
sido tho galo? righting with somo o
my scouts, I understand, over n fol
low you brought In with you? I pre
sume thcro was some causo for this
"Thero wns. General llarmar." I re
plied, standing cap In hand,
Ho leaned back In his chair, drum
ming with ono hand an tho tablo, hi
stem eyes on my faco.
"Then mako your report, sir."
I went ovor tho events of tho past
tow hours rapidly, but clearly, and
there was no luterruotlon until I ceas
cd to speak.
"Who did you say tho man was?"
"Simon dirty, sir. That wns th
nnmo ho gavo mo, and Drady rccog
nlzcd him at once."
"What Is his mission? Did ho say?
"Not a word, sir, except that ho rep
resented tho tribes, nnd boro a mos
soco from Hamilton."
"Think you ha lied? Is his purpose
to learn our strength and position?"
"No, sir, 1 think not," I replied sob
erly. "Thcro was no nocosslty; bo
yond doubt thoy know that already
I do not think tho fellow would dare
como other thnu ho said: ho Is not of
Ho walked back and forth across
tho room, his hands clasped, his head
bent In thought Ho was a florid-
faced, hcavlly-buitt man, his step
heavy on tho puncheon floor, Facing
tho door, ho stopped with sudden de
"Orderly," ho called, "havo tho ser
geant of tho guard bring tho messon
gor hero nt onco. Bearch him for
Ho turnod toward mo.
ITO nK CONTINUKD.)
Useful at tho Races.
"Why did you pick Alpha to win
that raco? I tiovor thought ho would
"Alpha li tho first latter of tho Greek
alphabet 1 figured that Alpha should
"Sea what It It to havo un educa
tion I "
American leaguo team, who bad nl
ways pretended to regard golf as n
game for old mon and crlpplod wom
en, was porsunded to try his luck nt
Iho sport. Almost Iho wliolo club
out to tho first tco to sco him drlvo
"What havo I got to do, cnddlo?"
ho asked of tho boy who went with
"You drlvo off from here," said tho
caddie, pointing to tho ten, "and
ou'ro to put tho ball In that llttlo
liolo with (ho ling flying nbovo It.
II go on nnd mark your ball."
Tho cnddlo did so, nnd tho bull
plnyor, with proper deliberation, drovo
off. Hy nn extraordinary stroko of
luck ho drovo n beautiful bull, which
landed Just on tho edge of tho groen,
ml slowly trickled down Into tho
hole, Tho cnddlo, wild with oxclto
mont, camo dashing back, shouting:
You'ro down In ono tho ball's In tho
"Well," said tho novice, nonchalant
ly, "I'm glnd of tliut. At first I was
ntruld I might havo missed It."
NOT NAMED HERE
innde its mitlior fmnntm mul earned
t urwil fortuno. William A. I'inkor-
ton, chief nf tho l'inkorlnn National
Detective Aiioncy, riivh it is llio crcut-
est detective story liu over rend. Soon
thin story will ho prinleil in Till-;
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day also say wliuru you read this.
'What do von Hiippouo Smith will
do with his windfall?"
Ho'll blow It In."
Uo Red Cro.n Hag Dine;
much tivltcr than liquid blue, Delights
the laumltcm. All grocers. Adv.
Not the First.
Apropos of a millionaire nf flfty-flvn
who had divorced his wlfa after 30
years of happy wedlock In order to
marry n chorus girl of eighteen, Mrs.
Honey W. Wiley, tho brilliant mif
fraga worker, Bald with no llttlo bit
"llo Is not tho first mini to uso his
wlfn as u luddcr mid then kltík tho
What New Friends Do to Us.
Unvld draysoii, author of "Adven
tures In Contentment," beginning
his now novel, "Hemplleld," In tho
American Magazine, suya:
"When wo let now friends Into our
lives wo become purmnnontly enlarged
nnd marvel that wo could ovor huvo
lived In a smaller world."
Anything to Oblige.
Oflleor lining In form Whnt's
Zealous P.certill Well, what are
you short of7
Tne Hero at Home.
"Did you riso to tho oecnslun when
the burglar got Into your house?"
"No, but my hair did."
At the First Signs
Of falling hair get Cutlcurn. It
works wonders. Touch spots of dan
druff mid Iteblng with Cutlcurn Oint
ment, mul follow next morning with n
hot shampoo of Cutí' urn Roup. Tul
at onco urrests falling hair and pro
motes hair growth. For freo sanplo
each with 32-p. Skin Hook, iidi'rcss
post card: Cutlcurn, Dept. X, Huston.
Sold everywhere. Adv.
"Ho look French leave."
"Where wan his Dutch courngo?"
Important to MothorR
Examino cnrofully every bottto ot
CABTOItlA.a snfo nnd suro remedy for
Infants nnd children, und seo that It
Dears Iff o
In Uso For Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Castorla
"All that I huvo I owe to my wife."
"Well, If I wero you I wouldn't lung
that I had married for money "
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yii MuTlna Kt lii-iiinlr fnrUtil, Wrak, Wsk-ij
K)m naUmiulaiMt í'' liouk" Uh'"'íK
uiulí"V rT.""Sirur1iii. riJo ítnuiUj CU, u1éS!
Heard at the Station.
"Whv Is It you are going South?"
"Foi my I lieu mu I Is in "
"L'mi't you net i-iioiiRli uf It here?"
Ten auilles for a nickel. Always buy Red
Cióse I Us llluei have Iwaiitltttt, eiwir
white clothes. Adv.
' ttjmi K, .
A bachelor mya love Ih a eritlsulo
used to illggulM the MtUriittt o( utat-Hiiiuiiy.