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Jiwtph l!Twr1, an analirn In thi
Ílnllcrt BUU army, on hla way ta Tort
lannor, miwU Riman Olrty, a renegada
whosa nun baa boon connectml with nil
manner of atroclUoa, alo liaadoil for
Fort Ilarmiir. with a meaaaaa from tlm
rirlttah irnaaral. Hamilton. Harvard
titira blm to thafort.
CHAPTER II Continued.
"I do not trust tlio villain, but I'll
hear tils tain. I mar need you, Mr.
Hayward; remain thoro In the back
room until I call.
I could loo no door.
"In the den, beyond: Iho robe hide
the entrance. It I need you 1 will
call. Tlio dog 1 coming now."
Tho Interior of this room which t
now ontorod for tho first time was a
revelation to me. It was ttttcd up as
lounging room, a den yet bearing
moro resemblance to tho topeo of a
savago, than any abode of civilization.
Tho trappings of war, tho tributes of
the chase, woro evorywhero In evi
dence. I saw all this with a singlo
glnnco as I shut tho door, yet almost
with tho Instant, ray entlro attention
was riveted upon an occupant, and I
stood motionless, scarcoly crediting
my own oyes, as I utarod across tho
table at tho couch ngnlnst tho farther
wall. It wau In shadow, underneath
tho window, draped by a yellow btan
kot, and In one cushlonod corner sat
. girl, hor dark head bent low over
an open book. Bo Intent was she upon
the pages that aho had cot heard my
entrance, or elso remained Indltforent,
thinking mo no stranger to tho apart
mont Bho was young, scarcely out of her
girlhood from tho cloar profllo of her
cheok. ollvo-tlntod In the ehadow, witn
a profusion of hair black as night, and
a figure slender, but not tall. I moved
rattling the latch to attract attention
to my prosonce, yet tho witch never
.glanced up, turning a pago of nor book
"Your pardon," I ventured, and cap
In hand, advancod to tho table nearer
She came to hor foot In an Instant,
the book sliding to tho floor, tho long,
black Ushes no longer shadowing tho
dark oyes gating toward mo In sudden
Interest. Bbo was small, swift of
movoment as a forest bare, yet for
the Instant I eaw only hor faco, and
the unfathomablo depths of thoso oyes.
They woro full of bewilderment, sur
prise, laughtor. As though soma rays
tcrlous moisago had passod between
us, I knew sho was glnd I had come
"Why. monslour," eho exclaimed
hesitating slightly over tho words, "I
am startled I You should feel my
heart beat so fast. I thought It the
goncrall, yes who else? Hut I nev-
airo seo you before you you oro an
offlclor of tho Amcrlcalns?"
"Yes, I bolong to this garrison. Hut
tho surprlso of finding you hero was
mine also. I was not told the room
was occupied and you aro French J
"You not know mo, monslour?" hor
eyes drooping, then uplifting again.
"An' you an orador of tho Amort
calas!" "No: I havo boon absent hunting
I only roturned nn hour ago."
"Eon tho woods? Wny out boyond?
An' you eaw no Indian, no French
courier des bols?"
"Not ono; only a white renegnde
I brought In with mo bearing a mes
"From tho tribes, monsieur? From
f "From tho trlbos, yes," I answered,
u.prlied at her eagerness, yet seeing
ko barm In a frank reply, "but thoy
.were In council at Sandusky."
"Banduskyl" tho word seetnod to
ftllng to hor red Hps. "He ho was n
t ranchman then?"
"Who? The messenger? Not he,
ÍWe can understand tho relationship
tetween tho Canndlan French and tho
lavages. Thoy havo nlwaya been
Vtenda, but this cur Is of anothor
reed warring against his own
She leaned forword, tho laughtor
wl gone from Itor eyes.
"Who who was he, monsieur?"
I hesitated, wondering at her Insist
neo, hor cagernois, Bho loanod for
ward almost touching mo with hor
"Ploase, tnonslsur: you can tell me.'
"A whlto dog named Qlrtyi wo
know him well."
"fllmon Qlrtyt" hor hands claspod,
sjpr upa unconsciously ropeatlng tho
Mamo. "And from Sunduskyl You
iky he brought tnoMago from the
gribes? Mon Dleul Tts strange they
t&ouia eboose mm. He said so, mon
f ."tin Klilmul In ..n t Ik. ..It...
ai hi noaaac was from Hamilton."'
téh RANDALL PARRES1
, ILLUSTRATED iSy D. J. LAVIN
T T T (wwwr A.c.mcit?7 uco.,ju
'An' ho Is there at Sandusky this
'lie was there yes : at least so
Olrty reports; but I know nothing
ns to whore ho may be now back In
Dotrott likely, plotting new mischief."
My Indignant speech bad slight ef
fect on her, for sho laughed as I onded.
'Kot was done most woll so fine 1
laff, monsieur. Hut why you eay that
to me? Ilecauso I am hero? In this
houso of the Atnoilcalno gonernll?
Ilahl wo oro together! wo nre alono.
My pcoplo aro yonder tn the woods:
servo not thoso long fucos who sing
psalms. Toll mo, monsieur," she
touched my hands, her pleading oyes
looking up Into mine, "why la cot you
aro hero? I can bo trustod."
I stared down Into her eagor face,
almost bollovlng I must bo dreaming,
yot conscious onough of hor doop car
ncstnoBS. What was it sho thought or
Imagined? Could sho mlstoko me for
another? bo decolved as to my ldon-
tlty? Tbo thought seemed Impossible,
almost ridiculous. How should It be,
wbon I stood beforo hor In uniform,
and had already declared myself an
officer of the garrison? The oyes gaz
ing up at me scorned misty, as though
thoy hold unshed tears.
"Please, monsieur," sho urged anx
iously. "I am but a girl a girl of tho
north yot I can bo trusted. Tell mo
quick, so I cun help."
'But I do not understand, madcmol-
sollo, I havo told you who I am. Why
should you speak llko this?"
"Because I know you," sho Insisted,
"Because I havo seen you before."
"Know mot" I smiled, Indulgent of
hor whim, convinced now that I dealt
with a mind dlsoased. "That Is hardly
"But I do, Monsieur Hayward, I do.
Havo you no memory of mo? Of my
faco? Why aro you so afraid to have
Sho had spoken my name, and I
gated at her In wldo-oyod astonish
ment. Surely wo bad nover mot; yet
now could she know?
"Am I not right?"
"Yes, but I have no memory of see
ing you boioro, and you nro not ono
to bo easily forgotten. Tell mo who
The dimples exhibited themselves In
olther cheok, yot she faced mo with
oat a movement
"Hot Is not right you should forget,
monslour; cct Is no compliment. Yet I
will answor; I am cot afraid, and then
you must remember, I am Reno
Tho namo meant nothing, told noth
Ing. "Heno D'Auvray?" I repeated dumb'
ly, striving to make tho sound familiar.
"Oul, monsieur: now"
Sho sprang back beyond tho table,
ono finger at her lips. Tbo door
opened at my back.
"Now, Hayward," said Itarmar's voice
bruskly. "1'vo done with that scoun
drel, and would spoak again with you,"
My oyes clung for Just an Instant
to thoso of tho girt, shrinking back
Into the shadows. Then I turnod and
went out, my mind full of bewlldor
mcnt. CHAPTER III.
A Perilous Venture,
General Marinar strode across tho
room to his chair, and eat down, star
tng out of tho window, his oyco frown'
Ing. 1 closed tho door, and stood wait
ing, swiftly determining to discover
the Identity of that young womnn
within, and fooling slight heed of aught
else. Harmar turned his oyes townrd
me. surveying mo n moment In allonce,
"What do you weigh, Hnyward?" ho
snapped out, as tbo' noting my girth
for tlio nrst time.
"Two hundred nnd thirty, sir."
"Huh! nnd ovory Inch museta and
bono from tho look of you. I've got
so mo serloue work picked out for you.
how inr norm ltavo you over been?'
"To tho forks of tbo Muskingum."
Ho drummed with his Angora on tho
tablo; then pored ovor a rough man,
"Huh! tho bard travel will bo bo
yond, nfter you leavo tho boat Would
you undertake a Journey to Sandusky?"
"Alono, sir?" I nskod, tartlod at tho
question, tho distance vague In my
"With a scout, who knows the
woods," ho answered, studying my
tace, -anu an enlisted man to cook,
ana Co odd Jobs around camp. A
small party la bettor than a large ono
on such a cip" He paused, thinking,
i win obey ordurs, sir. I am
"Year be got to his feot "But now
that Isn't what I want I expect my
mon io ao mat, nut tnia is not strict
ly a military matter, and I give you no
orders. I noed a confidential measen-
I gar, a man of Intelligence and nerval
but he will toko his llfo In his hand,
and possibly to no purpose. I half
suepect treachery, and will order no
olllcor of my command to such hazard
Ha stopped, and stood staring out of
tho window, his broad back toward mo.
'You must deem this matter of
gravo Importance," I said, firmly, "and
need seek no further; I volunteer to
Ha wheeled about, and grasped my
'I thought so, Hayward. I am cot
ofton mistaken In a man, and I like
your faco, Yot do not bo too hssty In
decision. Sit down horo, where we
can havo tho mnp botwron us, until I
can explain what hell Is browing In
tho pot of thoso north woods, What
think you honestly of Simon dirty?"
'Kvorythtng bad; a scoundrel from
head to foot."
'Ay! yet Hamilton usos him. Tho
man was a mcssonger, even ns he
claimed. Tho Kngllshmnn wrote that
with his own hand; I havo teen tbo
Ho pushod the crumpled bit of pa-
por across, and I road tho crooked
lines olowly, for tho ponmnnshlp waa
almost Illegible. Twlco I read It, half
convinced my brain played mo somo
"Is this true, sir?"
"Somo of It Is; onough to make mo
afraid It may all be. Tbo exact situa
tion Is this, Hayward. Tho tribes of
tho northwest aro ready for war. In
sptto of tho Influenco of tho chiefs
many of tho young men aro alroady on
the war trail. Thoy aro In small par
tios ranging tho woods, attacking out
lying settlers and hunters. Storlos of
outrages como drifting In here every
day. Nothing provents a goncral out
break but British restraint, and the op
position of the Wyandots."
"A strong nation."
"Tho most Important In tho Indian
alliance. Thoy are no friends of ours,
yet they claim to be Christian, con
verted by French Jesuits, and thus far
tho priests havo held them on tho sido
of peace. For tho first time their
chlofs havo mot In council with tho
others and threaten war. Do you un
deratand tho causo?"
"Not clearly, sir; becauso of somo
prisoners we hold, Is It not?"
"It was Greek to me, alto, until
airly oxplatncd. That Is whero troublo
arises. Wo have no such prisoner, but
It I send that word back by Olrty, they
will bollove I lied. But It an officer
of this garrison goes boldly to them,
In responso to tholr challenge; focos
them at tholr council Are, and says so
openly they will probably accept his
"It tho Wyandots Join the other
tribes It will moan war?"
"Yes; tho length and breadth of tbo
frontier. 1 havo no forco with which
to meet thorn; hundreds ot lives mon,
women and children will bo de
stroyed: settlements ruined. I doubt
If thoro bo a whlto man loft north ot
tho Ohio In thrco months It thoso
(lends break Ioobo. This la not my
work, endeavoring to treat with thoeo
red devils. It la the duty ot tho gov
ernor, But St. Clair Is awoy; I have
no menus of reaching him with this
Information. Tho Wyandots demand
Instant roply, and our meBsongcr must
roach them as soon as, If not before,
tho return ot Olrty.
"Do I havo my choteo of scouts?"
"Then 1 will take Brady, sir."
"Tho best man available. I would
hnvo named him, only I feared your
lato troublo had left you enomlos,"
"Not nt all; It was a fair fight."
I sat thinking In ollcuco, and Har
mar waltod. Tlio danger of tho Jour
noy unrollod beforo mo tn Imagina
tion -tlio perilous wntorways; tho long
trail through tbo trackless woods, men
aced by roving Indian bands; tbjo hos
tllo tribes In council; tho chances of
troachory and death lurking In ovory
stop of tho way. Audacity, determina
tion, tho Uvos depoudent on my suc
cess, gavo me courage, It was a work
somcono must do. I drow the letter
over again, and studlod It.
"You nro suro. genoral, this 'Wa-pa-toc-tah'
Is not In our hands? At somo
of tho othor forts?"
"As sure os I can bo; I heard from
Pitt yesterday, with roports from the
garrison between, and no account was
made of such a prisoner bolng brought
In. Hainbrouck wroto mo from Vln
connos two weeks ago some French
voyngeurs left tho letter on their way
up the river and be mentions noth
ing snvo his troubles with tbo Indians
ot the Wabash, who are most Impu
dent and unruly the worst of the lot,
to my notion. I expect the fellow has
been killed In tbo woods."
"A man, then? A chief?" To my
ears th namo had feminine sound
"Wa-pa-tco-tah; 'tis as musical as a
Ay I It sounds llko that; but Glrty
gavo mo somo other name I havo for
gotten. Gad I I hated so to ta'.k wtth
the foul-mouthed ronegade, that I
asked few questions; only you may be
suro 'tis no squaw tho Wyandots would
war over. A modlclno man, or some
thing of that kidney, as I understand;
Glrty said a religious teacher, whom
tho trlbo lovod more than a chlof."
I croseod tho narrow room twice, on-
doovorlng to sum up the evldenco
A poor pretenso for war. sure!." I
said at last, "but might be sufficient
to Indian mind."
"Moro than one war, even among
civilized nations, has been started on
less," ho answered soberly. "Besldos,
It Is my Judgment all thoao devils want
la an excuso. They may havo manu
factured this out ot whole cloth; to
mo It don't look reasonablo. But you
havo all tho facts now, Hayward, and
can understand what to say and do.
Thoso rod devils know our weakness,
and aro wild to break loose. If I
send back a formal lettor by tbo hands
of their messongor, donylng any knowl
edgo ot this medicinó man ot theirs,
and oxprosslng rcgrot at his disap
pearance, thoy will conildor It a llo.
I know Indian nature; thoy havo got
to bo bluffed nt their own gamo. Bhow
fear, and thoy aro after you at onco,
tho wholo pack tn full cry; faco thorn
boldly, and thoy hesitate. It you go
straight to thorn, through the woods
to tholr council flro, tin officer of this
gnrrlson, In uniform, they will tntor
prct your coming as a sign that we
nro not afraid of their threats."
"Then I am to talk boldly; threaten.
. "With discretion yes. It Is our only
chance to nvort wnr. The scheme may
not work, but It It even results In de
lay, It will bo worth tho effort"
"When do 1 start?"
"At dusk tonight Como here first
for final instructions, and a letter to
Hamilton. You will go up the Mus
klngum to the forks by boat, and then
straight through tbo woods. Thore
must bo no loitering on the march,
"Tuero will bo nono, sir; and what
"I will hold him on somo orotext un
til morning. Your party will havo Df
toon hours' etort"
Tbero seemed nothing more, and,
after waiting a ntomont In sltenco, I
"Very well, sir; that Is all?"
"All at present"
I turned toward tho door, then hesi
tated, as memory suddenly roturned.
"Pardon me, genoral," I said Impul
sively, "but I met a young woman In
the room yondor. Might I Inqulro who
sho may be?"
Ha stared at me with opon mouth,
"Tho witch! I nover know sho was
In there, Hayward, or I should never
havo exposod you to uch danger.
Said she anything about herself?"
"Only her name Iteno D'Auvray."
"Huh! that does not sound much
llko the ono she gave mo, though by
my soul, I'vo forgotten It; 'twas Just
ns Frenchified, and I nover darod to
spoak It aloud. How came she to toll
"That's tho odd part of It, sir. She
know mo, called mo 'Monslour Kay
ward,' nnd Insisted I would romombor
hor when sho named hcniclt. Thon
sho did, but It was no namo I ovor
heard boforo, nor havo I ovor soon tho
faco; I'd swear to that"
"And sho Is not tho sort to bo for
gotten easily. If thoy raise such flow
ors In tho Illinois country, I would
llko sci'vlco thoro. Tho talo Is, as
repeated by the soldiers who talkod
with th'J boatmen, that eho seeks hor
father, who left this Kaskaskla a yoar
alnco with Vigo, on a Journey up tho
Ohio, Sho stops at each settlement
to Inquire, nnd tho girl has money
French and English gold In plenty,
Yot, It this bo tho truth, thore Is small
hunting dono. Onco only was she at
tho vlllago for an hour; nor hns sho
spoken yot ot departure She puzzles
tno with her port -pooch, and French
talk, for she pretenda llttlo under
standing ot English. But that rny wlfo
likes her I should havo sent tho bussy
on her way before now."
"But, general," I asked, still linger
ing, "how camo sho to know my
"Perhaps you spoko It first In her
"Not I, sir; wo spoke of other mat
tors." (TO DB CONTINUED.)
Thero aro now 26 days tn a yoar
recognized as legitimate occasions for
holidays In most clUaa ta ""gñnil
Gently cíeanso your liver and
slugijish bowels while
Get a 10-ccnt box.
Sick hoadacho, biliousness, dizzi
ness, conted tongue, foul tasto and foul
brccth always troco thorn to torpid
liver; delayed, fermenting food In the
bswols or sour, asiy Btomach.
Poisonous matter clogged In tho In
testines, Instead of bolng cast out
nt tho syatom Is ro-absorbed Into tho
blood. Whon this poison reaches tho
dcllcato brain tlssuo It causes con
gestion nnd thai dull, throbbing, sick
Cascnrcts Immediately cloanso the
stomach, romovo tho sour, undigested
food and foul gnscs, tnko tho axcoss
bllo from tho liver nnd carry out all
tho constipated wnsto matter and
poisons In tho bowols.
A Cascnrot to-night wilt surely
straighten you out by morning. They
work whllo you sloop a 10-ccnt box
from your druggist means your head
clear, stomach swoct nnd your liver
nnd bowels regular for months, Adv,
Their Qaod tuck.
The English sc-vgcint'B pntlcnco had
almost gonn when, surveying tho com
puny ho wns Instructing, ho nBhcd:
"Can you chaps sing?"
Thero wns n unanimous roply In tlio
"Cnn jon sing 'Wo'vc Got n Navy'?"
Yes, they could all sing that.
"Well," said tho sergeant, with a
world of sarcasm In his tone, "It's n
dashed good thing for tho country
that you cnn!" London Chronicle
TAKE SALTS TO FLUSH
KIDNEYS IF BACK HURTS
Saya Too Much Meat Forms Uric Acid
Which Clogs the Kidneys and
Irritates the Dladdcr.
Most folks forget that the kidneys,
llko tho bowols, got sluggish nnd clog
ged and need a flushing occasionally,
olso wo havo backache and dull misery
In tho lcldnoy region, sovero head
aches, rheumatic twinges, torpid liver,
acid stomarh, sleeplessness and all
sorts ot bladder disorders,
You simply must keep your kjdnoys
activo and clean, nnd tho moment you
feci nn nclio or pain In tho kidney
region, got about four ouncos ot Jad
Salts from nny good drug atoro here,
talio a tnblcspoonful In a glass of
water before breakfast for a tow days
nnd your kidneys will then act fine
This famous salts la mndo from tho
ncld ot grapes and lomon Juice, com
bined with llthla, nnd Is harmless to
flush clogged kldnoya and stlmulato
them to normal activity. It nlso neu
tralizes tho acids In the urlno so It
no longer Irritates, thus ending blad
Jad Salts Is harmless; Inexpensive;
makes n dollghttul effervescent llthla
water drink which everybody should
tako now and then to keep tholr kid
neys clean, thus avoiding serlouB com
A well-known local drugRlst says he
Rolls lots ot Jad Salts to folks who be
lieve In overcoming kldnoy troublo
whllo It Ib only trouble Adv.
Time for Arbitration.
"Nigger," warned ono, "don't moss
wld inc, 'cntiBo when you do you suro
Is lilt tin wld d' hoarse"
"Don't pestlgnto wld mo. nigger," re
plied tho other, slinking his fist, "don't
fo'en tno t press diss upon yo', 'causo
If I does I'll hit yo'so lia'd I'll separata
you' ldenn from yo' habits; I'll Joss
knock you fuin ninazlii' grace to a Hot
"If yiiu iiiPBs Wld mo, nigger," con
tinued tho other, "I'll Jess mako ono
pasH nuil dero'll bo u man pnttln' yo' In
do fnt-n wld a spado tomorrow mom-1
In'." National Monthly.
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Somo ot tho pnragraphers oilghl to
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