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Jixrptt llnyw.ir;!, an enalsn In tli
llnllut Hlatca ntmy. on lila way In I'orl
llarrniir, tnrela Hlmon Cllrly, n reni-KRilo
whuhu Niiinu luía uren lunni-'L'it Willi nil
liiiiniii-r ol ntroclllrn, alao livmlnl for
Kgrl Murmur, with ii iiii-wiiiko from tlie
IIiIIIhIi xoiivral, I (miiIUimi. lluywnril
Kulilea Mm to Hid foci. At llcnfrof llnr
inar'a lioiul'itmrliTK llnywnnl im-rts Iti-na
1 1'Aiivrny, who professi-a to rrounnlto lilm.
ollhniiRli ho lin rm roc-ollretlon of ever
IiuvIiik iii-cii hoi tnli'io. Ilnywaril volun
tpem In carry n im-aanie for llnrnmr 1
HiUuluaky, wlirr llmnlltnn la stationed.
Tli mirtliwiat Indian Irlhe oro, ready
fur ttnr and nro only lii'lil liaclt hy tin
lofiinMl of tint frlomlty Wyamlota to Join,
'riio taller nro fti-miiiilliiK tlin return of
Wii ,.i.re-lnh, rulUlnua tcnHier, whom
Ihcy bcllevo to ho m prisoner, llaywnnla
inlaalon la to oamiro tho Wynnilnla ttnit
(lie iimn la not liohl hy Ilia aoMlots. Ilnno
miks llnywnrd lo Ift her accompany mm.
Mio Irlla him Hint elm la a qunrtrr-titnod
Wyandot unit a mUrlonnry ninoiiK tho
Inilliiiia. Hho lina lici-n In search of her
Jiilhcr. Blie Inalala that aim liaj acen
Ilayunnl before, -,ut In a llrltlsti ihiU
rorin. llnywnnl atarla for tlio north no-roinimnlc-il
hy n acoiil nonioii llra.jy arm
CHAPTCR IV Continued.
Tut lmr Into tho bank thoro, boys,
tho right," I commnnileil. "lleyond
iU roola ot tlmt bl oak. Wo'll
tiren kf nit, nml than rest awhllo."
This was accomplished with a sweep
of tho paddles, and wo Btoppod ashore,
11m Indiana dra'.vlnn tho light canoo
well up Into tho mud, Ilrady stamping
ulinut to rcBtoro circulation. Bchultz
collapsed In his scat, aud 1 stopped to
whnko lit in.
"Tired, mailt Movo uhout aud you'll
"Mcln Oott," ho moaned, rolling his
oyes up at mo Imploringly. "I vos moa'
kJcií mlt dor tiro neas. Mein tout vou't
"That will ho all right. Schults." I
tialil kindly. "I'll help you ashore, and
you can rest awhile, until you feel bet
tor. I'll do tho cooking this morning."
Wo wero still too cloao to tho settle,
niuiits to ho In very much danger, and
f'lt little necrnslt; for guarding our
prenenco. Wlillo hunters penetrated
um far north as tho forks, and any raid-
lag parties of hostile Indians would
luivo bcon reported, Ilrady shook his
head when I montlonod tho posalblllly,
"There ain't no rcd-sklns down In
ij-er," ho returned confidently. "Or
some o' tho boys along tho river would
o' let mo know,"
"How far havo wo comot"
Ho spoko to tho Dolawarna, and ono
or them replied In his own language,
"lie reckons 'bout fifty tnllcu, though
It would bo less than that straight
ncruKS country. It takca maybu two
days an' a night tcr mako tho forks
with good paddling."
As nono ot tho toll of our progress
tip Hi ream had thus far tallón upon me
1 remained on guard ovvr the tired
stunpors, cleaning away tho debris of
.the meal, and packing tho cooking
uloimllH back In tho cnuou. Tho men
olopt soundly, although I notlcod how
Htiy movomont, tven the slight rustle
(if leaves In a sudden puff of wind,
oerved to rouso Ilrady or the Indluns
to Instant conBclouso3ss, They pos.
iieHoed tho Instinct ot wild nnlmalu,
ever alert to danger It must hare
ticen fully noon when I nrousod them,
mid we again headed thn rnnou up
btream, Ilrady wlll.'ngly taking tho sol
dier's place at tho after imddln, wlillo
I lay back In tho stern, my mat se.-v
1 iK for a pillow, and dually fell aslcop.
Tliu river narrowed rapidly as we
advanced north wunl, until the great
trees on cither bank nearly obscured
tho sun overhend. Tho Uulawarus wero
iilready ohlbltlng a disinclination to
niococd, and wo wero compelled to
hold them hy thrpatu to their work
Uutli mile of inhiinco northward added
In their terror, aud made our tnsk
more difficult. Onco lirndy struck tho
clileT. driving him back lo his place
In tho canoo. This was when e ills-
i-uvercd unmistakable signs that a par
ty ot Mlamls had crossed the river
only shortly before we passed the spot.
However, we ran tho gauntlot safo
ly, a moro sllont shadow slipping along
In (ho dark shade of tho protecting
Jinuk, ami Uiua finally attained tho
iorku, and lauded on tho west shoro.
It was dark whon wt got there, but tho
Uolawnres wero co cagor to roturn,
that wo Immediately put ashoro all we
kitendcd to pack with us, nnd parted
with them gladly. Tho canoe shot
swl(tty away Into tho gloom, leaving
the tli reo of us alone. Hearing our
loads with us, wo gropod n blind way
through tho forest, back toward tli
foot ot the bluff, whero wo mado camp,
im best wo might, at tho mouth ot n
ravlun, woll sheltered by underbrush
rjid lay down, without venturing to
íiclit n fire, for some timo, scarroly a
memory ot llena D Auvrav had re.
siatiied with mo, my mind bolng fully
Íccjjpled with the Increasing port! ot
itr posltlout vl m I If." thorn In the
Sr RANDALL PARRISH
T T t (w?tcttr A.c.mciAw? &.x.,j)a
Heneo, looking up nt tho stars, her
eyes seemed suddenly to etnllo again
Into mine,. and I drcnnicd of hor as 1
slept, Tho dawn found us sato, ocia.
Ingly alono In tho wilderness.
The Trail of a War Party,
Iloforo tho sun's rays touched the
summit of tho bluff wo woro climbing
tho sides ot tho ravine, with light
packs on our shoulders. Ilrady led tho
way, tireless nnd watchful, his long
rlflo held roady In tho croak ot his
arm, his nlcrt oyes soarchlng out tho
ground ahead. Dohlnd him lumborod
Schultz, heavy-footed, and grumbling
Dutch oaths at ovory misstep, yet
somohow managing to keep up; while
I brought up tho rear, my gazo Intont
on tho fiurroundlng rldgos.
Fot thrco days wo encountered noth
ing to alarm, Ilrady purposely kept
awny from all trails, trusting Implicitly
to his Instinct as a woodsman to dis
cover a safo passugo. Ho possossod
the Instincts of tho wild, tho subtlety
of tho savage, boru ot constant peril
Onco, wbero wo fordod a consider
abla stream, which I think now must
havo boon tho Vermilion, wo camo up
on tho blackenod remains of a camp
llro, apparently deserted but a tow
hours boforo. Ilrady oxrunlnod It with
great caro, trailing tho party to the
rlvor bank, and then making a wide
circuit ot tho woods, beforo be finally
"Less than three hours gone," ho
eald soberly, "and travollng north,"
"Do you know who thoy wcrot" I
rsked. "How many woro In tho partyJ"
Mlamls and OJlbwas, I reckon, and
thoy had a prisoner, bound to that
small trco out yonder; see here, Hay
ward, tho fellow had boots on, and not
moccasins. From tho trail thoy made
hero on tho bank thcro must have bcon
twelve or llftcen Indians: ay, and a
whlto renegnde," ho bont down again
to study a track In tho mud, "for this
Is no redskin's foot, with tho toos
turned out." Ho swore, tho only oath 1
had heard thus far from his Hps, pluck
ing a faw long hairs from off a splttlo
ot underbrush, nnd holding them up In
to tho sunlight. "A war party all right,
with scalps, Ono follow brushed
against this bush as ho camo down
tho bank; from tho color thoy must
havo been raiding tho dormán settle
1 stared at tho floating hairs, slid
derlng In horror, and hands gripped
hard on my rifle.
(lood God I and they aro going our
"That needn't Iroublo us, wlillo thoy
leavo n plain trnll behind. Those dovlls
fcol safo enough now, or they'd tako
moro enro. Wo are In no danger while
thoy keep ahead of us."
Wo mado a detour to the right,
plunging straight forwnrd Into tho un
brokon woods. Urndy led at a fast
gull, his trained Iron muscles tlrelcsa,
wlillo I urged tho breathless soldier to
now exerlloiiB, frightening him by con
stunt retoronco to iho raiders so close
at hand. Tho porsplrnllon rolled down
his face, yet ho kept close at Ilrndy's
heels, falling flat on the ground dur-
liip our brief halts, but determined not
to be left behind. Tlioro Was certainly
Rood stuff In tho fellow, nlthougli he
swore stlllly, and had a tread like an
olephnnt. Just boforo dark, tho forest
about us already in gloom, wo sudden
ly cmorged from out tho shadow of
great troes, and atood on tho shoro ot
n lake girded with woods. A tew hun
(I red feot from wlioro wo atood a small
roeky Island, donoo with troos, rose
above tho mirrored surface. After ono
Bwllt gtanco about tho lino ot shoro
Ilrady's oyes rested on this lmvon
as though questioning Its feasibility as
a night camp, Tlioro was a yellow
tingo to tho Intervening water, aug
gostlvo of shallowness, and 1 spoko
' It will be dark In a few minutes
moro; Isn't that a sand-rldgo loading
out yonder! '
"It looks so to mo," ho replied quiet
ly, "but tho only suro way to tell Is to
test tho passage. In my Judgment we
better get out there It wo can, for
thoro'a no knowln' whoro theso Injun
Ho lod the way, and we followed In
singlo filo, our packs and rifles hold
high overhead. Tho water deepened
until It rcachod Schultz's nrmptts, but
there was no percoptlblo current, and
the sand undorfoot was Arm as rock.
Deep purple shadows seemed to shut
us In, as wo clamborcd up tho stciD
bank of tho Island, our clothes drip
ping. Ilrady with outstrotched hand
bolpcd mo to climb, clinging with his
other to a, sapling. Then ho pointed
across tho darkoned surfaco toward
the lowor end ot tho lake. In the dis
tance thcro was the ted glow of a fire,
Tho Island was wider than I had sup
posed, and must hnvo contained fully
flvo acros, densoly wooded, with no
Ign ot a trail anywhoro. Apparently
wo wero tho first explorers to pone
trato Its thlckots, Ruddenly wo camo
to tho edgo of a small oponlng, sloping
down Ilko a saucer, grase covorod nnd
treeless, open to tho sky, but with a
dark irregular something at Its cen
ter. So shapeless was this black blotch
that 1 took It at first to bo n clump of
brush, but tho scout grlppod my arm.
Hay ward! thcro s a log housel" ho
whlsperod, pointing, "Do you seo?
Kcop tho Dutchman back."
I dropped to my knees, nnd studied
tho dim outline, which tho night ren
dered so Indistinct. Little by lltt.o It
assumed moro deflnlto simpo n one
story log hut, with un extension nt the
roar, nnd an outaldo chimney forking
up bosldo the roof. It wna n gloomy
looking placo, with no glimmer of light
"What do you make of It!" asked
Ilrady In n whlspor, as though doubt
ing his own eyes.
"It s a house, alt right," I answered.
Somo French hunter's shack."
Ho shook his head negatively.
"They don't build Ilko that, t beats
me, but whoever built that houso put It
up to llvo In. Ilowsomever I don't seo
no sign o1 anybody thar now, an' I'm
I go In' tor find out what tho shebang
looks like. Dutchy, you stay yero, an'
watch thoso things, wlillo tho two o'
us scouts 'round a bit."
stooping low, so ns not to be so
easily perceived In tho darkness, the
two of us, grasplgg our rifles In readi
ness, Btolo across tho open space to
ward tho house, Thcro was no elgn of
lite bo far as could bo seen or heard,
yot It tho placo was deserted It could
not havo been tor long, ns thcro woro
no appearances of decay or abandon
mcnt ot tho premiaos. Tho log walls
wero firm, tho clay between resisting
tho protsure of our fingers In an at'
tempt to dislodge It, and tho only door
noticed was tightly closed, we hesl
tated to open this, uncertain what
mystery might await us within, and
listening nnxlously for any sound. Tho
stillness was so profound ns to be pain
ful, and, whispering to me to stand
back, with rifle poised ilrady silently
lifted tho strong wooden latch. The
door slid back In grooves, the sound of
movement barely perceptible, nnd wo
tored Into tho black Interior, seeing
nothing except n little section of dirt
floor, dimly rovcalcd by tho stars over
head, "Wo'll feel It out, boy," muttered tho
scout, his hand gripping my nrm. "No
body at home, I reckon, but It won't do
to risk a light. You tako that side, an'
1 11 tako this, an' see what wo find,"
I moved forward slowly, foot by foot,
feeling blindly w Ith ono hand, the other
grasping my rifle. 1 ramo to a rude
bench, home-inado without nails
touched a email tnblo with crossod
legs, holding nothing but an empty
pewter bowl, felt tho haggy skin of
sumo animal fastened ngalnat tho log
wall, and then a few articles of warm
clothing dangling from wooden pins,
Theso wero rough garments, made of
skins, with a singlo ennrso shirt. Ho
yotid them my lingers enme In contad
Willi tho latch of n door. As I touched
this tho monaelng growl nt somo mil
mal broko tho Intenso stillness
stepped back, startled, unnerved, and
In my recoil, camo Into contact with n
man. A hand Ilko Iron gripped me,
but It was Ilrady's volco (hut spoko:
"Kroni tho other room," ho said
shortly, "n dog."
"A dog! Then why hasn't he
"llccause he Is not that kind, 1
reckon; a big bruto from his growl
Did you find nnythlng!"
I told him briefly.
"I'Troplaco on my side, two chairs
nnd on n In tho corner," ho added
shortly, "Nobody homo hut tho dog.
reckon, but wo wilt havo to fight It out
with him, beforo wo tako possesion
Stand whero you aro until I feet ou
tho door. Leather hinges, and npeu
this way. Here, Hayward, tako hold of
tho latch; wo'll havo to brain tho
bruto. Don't open until I say so, and
then only about a loot. Draco yourself
to bold it firm, and kcop your gun
ready; I vo got the ax."
I took my position, hut with heart
beating rapidly, and wnltcd. Tho dog,
as though realizing danger, flung him
Eolf with full torca ngaliiBt tho door,
and gave ono deep bark ot savage
ferocity. Urndy touched my hand, lo
cating tho opening. Then thoro was
an Instant oi silence.
"Now!" U eald.
I lifted tho wooden latch, gripping
with both hands, my shoulders and
toot braced. Thara u a Hero leap
of the brute, to sudden as to cause me
to give back, the thud of deaoendlng
ax, a howl of pain and rngo, tho ugly
snap ot Jaws. Coarse hair swept my
hands; thoro rras another blow, the
sound ot availing, body; then tho helve
f the ax struck my foot. Hack und
forth, on tho dirt floor man and brute
trugglcd, crashing into tho tnblo, and
overturning It. Urady uttered one
oath; then tho dog snarled, and ly
still, wlillo I stood with the ax poised,
nublo to tell which was which In the
darkness. Something moved, and I
took a stop forward.
"All .Ight," ho said breathlessly, "t
I had to knlfo tho brute ho was as
big as a calf, and and ho got my
houldor. Did you find a window on
"Thoro was nona on mino. Wo'll
havo to risk a light, I rockon, for I'm
blocdln' considerable. Try tho fire
I felt my way along tho wall, dlscov-
rod somo tinder, and, with flint nnd
steel from my pocket, coaxed a blaze.
rhoro woro a few pieces of wood piled
p on tho hearth, aud n moment later,
tho curling red flames rovoaled the en
tiro Interior. Ilrady rested against tho
bench, tho sleevo of his blouso ripped
Into shreds, blood dripping from lite
flngerti, and sinking Into the earth
floor, A few feet away, a groat mass
ot shaggy hair, lay the dog In a 'heap,
his lips still drawn back In a snarl, ro-
callng tho cruel whlto tooth, the shaft
of a knife protruding from tho throat.
He was a mnsslvo animal, terrifying to
look upon oven In death. Yet 1 barely
glanced that way, assured that he was
dead, and all my Intorest centered on
Ilrady, his face ghastly under the
brown tan, Thero wns a water bucket
halt filled on a low bench, and I tore
down tho shirt from tho pog, and
swnbbod out tho wound. It was a Jag
god, ugly gash, the print of each tooth
rovcalcd. and tho man clinched tils
hands In agony ns 1 worked rapidly.
Tho blood staunched somewhat I
bound it tightly with a stlk necker
chief, and gave him a drink ot brandy
from my pocket flask. This brought a
llltlo color back Into the man'o face,
and ha found strength to ill up, rest
ing against tho bench, bis eyes on the
'Mastiff," he said, "and the biggest
devil 1 over saw. I hit him with the
ux tho first blow, but In the. dark failed
lo strlko high enough, I reckon. What
do you supposu ho was guardlu so sav
I shook my head, glancing about at
Iho opuu door. Ilrady's eyes followed
(let a light ot somo kind, Hayward,
nnd tako a look," ha said slowly, "and
then havo Dutchy bring In the packs "
I did ns ho suggested, finding a bit
i, , . , M nH t n .i
through tho opening! A
glnnco about told mo that tho loan-to
wns used ne n shed, for It war half
filled with split wood, oponed boxes,
nnd various odds nnd 'ends, This
knowledge enmo to me In a flash, but
tho sight which riveted my eyes was
tho body ot a man lying dlroctly be
yond thn doorway, faco upward, his
skull cloft as If by tho vicious blow of
'What la it!" asked Ilrudy, stnrtlod
hy my suddon exclamation, and striv
ing to get up. I glanced back at blm.
"A dead man; stay whero you aro;
ho Is dead all right. I'll be back In a
1 stepped within, aud held the torch
down vlosor, the ghastly yellow light
falling full un the upturned faco. He
was n man ot seventy, or over, a
sturdy looking fellow for his years, In
tho garments ot a French courier des
bols; his features strong, refined, bear
ing oven In death a certain peculiar
dignity, Incrcasod by n snow-white
beard. Apparently he had not been
dead long, nor wns there slightest evl-
doñeo ot strugglo; tho hands woro
empty, nnd, Judging from the ugly
gash In hla head, ho had been struck
from behind unexpectedly. It was a
Rhastly wound, and tho man had prob
ably died Instantly. The blow must
havo been a trcacherou one, deliv
ered by somo person acquainted with
tho cabin; othcrwlso tho dog would
hnvo sprung to his master's dofonse.
I'lalnly this was murder, aud tho as
sassln had taken his time; had closod
tho door, locked In tho dog; had oven
wuuhed oft tho blado ot tho ox, and loft
It standing thoro against tho wall.
What could havo been tho object! Was
It revongo! Hobberyt I felt In the
pocket ot tho loosa blouse, finding
nothing, but my cyo caught tho glim
mer ot a modal fastened lo tho front
of tho shirt. 1 unpinned It, nnd hold It
up to tho light ot tho torch, studying
out tho French Inscription, latter by
lettor, half guosslng at It meaning It
was a modal ot honor, given for spcclnl
gallantry In action at l-'onlenoy to
Capt. ltaocl D'Auvray.
(TO 11B CONTINUUn.)
Wanted An Occupation.
Thcro aro two reasons why saros
people don't mind their own business
Ono Is that they haven't any mind.
the other thnt they haven't aar tnt
txciA. Harvard Lsunpooo
No sick hoadache, sour stomach,
biliousness or constipation
Got a 10-ccnt box now.
Turn tho rascals out tho headache,
biliousness, Indigestion, tho sick, sour
stomach and foul gases turn them
out to-night nnd keep them out with
Millions ot men and women take a
Cascnrot now nnd then and nover
know tho misery caused by a lazy
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ach. Don't put In another day of dlstross.
Let Cascareis clcanto your stomach;
remove tho sour, formonting food;
tako tho excess bllo from your liver
and carrv out nil tho constipated
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bowels. Then you will feet great.
A Cascaret to-night straightens you
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you sleep. A 10-ccnt box from
any drug stora means a clear head,
sweet stomach nnd clean, lualthy liver
and bowel action for months. Chil
dren lovo Cascarete becauso they
nover grlpo or sicken. Adv. " ,. .
No Fortune "elllno In Germany.
Fortuno tellers now nro forbidden
to prnctlco In any part of tho Herman
empire. Soon after tho war broko
nut, they began to do nn enormous
business with relatives ot soldiers In
the Held, who wanted to know how
things wero going with them. Visits
to tho fortuno tollers often had tragic
consequences, ns 'many of tho cnllcrH
were In n high stnto of nervous ten
sion. Tho uncertainly of relatives re
garding their men folk nt tho front
has been nggrevnted by nn nllcgod
muddle of tho field postal organiza
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SALTS IF BACKACHY OR
KIDNEYS TROUBLE YOU
Eat Less Meat If Your Kidneys Aren't
Acting Right or If Back Hurts or
Bladder Bother You.
Whon you wako up with backacho
and dull misery In tho kidney region
It generally moans you havo been eat
ing too much meat, saya a 'well-known
ntlthrirlt I- Afnnt fnrind !(,. nf.1,1 wtilnU
orcrworii Ul0 kdn , lholr 0ort
, .. .. , . , . ,,.. ...
como sort of paralyzed and loggy.
clog you must relievo them Ilko you
rcliovo your bowels; removing alt tho
body's urinous waste, clso you havo
backache, sick headache, dizzy spells;
your stomach sours, tonguo la coated,
and when tho weather Is bad you havo
rheumatic twinges. Tho urlno is
cloudy, full ot sediment, channels oft
en got sore, water Bcalds and you aro
obliged to seek relief two or thrco
times during the night.
Either consult a good, rcllablo physi
cian nt onco or get from your pharma
cist about four ounces ot Jad Salts;
take a tablcspoouful In a glass of
water beforo breakfast for a tow days
and your kidneys will then act fino.
This famous salts la mado from tho
acid of grapes and lemon Juico, com
bined with llthla, and has been used
for generations to clean and stimulate
sluggish kidneys, also to neutralizo
acids In tho urlno so It no longer Irri
tates, thuo ending bladder woakness.
Jad Salts Is a Ufo saver for regular
meat calera. It la Inexpensive, cannot
li-Juro nnd makes a delightful, effer
vescent lithla-watcr drink, Adv.
Let's Hope So,
1)111 This paper says thn Invention
nt nn Kiigllshnian Is n machina to per
mit a singer to hear his own volco
Just ns nu audience hears It.
Jill Do you supposo thnt will make
certain pcoplo who slug more merci
ful? Important to Mothcrn ,
Examino tarulully every bottlo ot
CAHTOHIA.aBafeniidBuro rcinody for
Infanta and children, aud seo that It
Slgnaturo ot i
In Uso For Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Caatoria
The Wise Fool.
"There Is a timo to work and n time
to play, but you can't combino them,"
remarked tho Hugo.
"Hut supposo you nro n musician!"
naked the Fool.
Passenger I'd glvo you a tip, only
l'vu nothing but a ten dollar bill.
Porter Oh, that'll bo enough, sir.
Iteil Crosa ll.iR lllue mikes the liundrrai
hippy, ma lid clutliea whiter than snow.
aii fiwi giown.
Nothing plunsca u woman moro than
to be mliuuderjtnod by a man.