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The sun sinks slowly behind Eagle
mountain, the twilight gathers, and
Barton's camp is left in wintry dark
pesws Light shines in the_ fifty cabins,
saloons, stores and gambling houses,.
but they are soon extingulshed; sate it
one lone shanty, and the inhabitants
of the camp can be seea wending their
way to that particular habitation.`',
It is an oceasion of, unusual inipor
tance. The only girl in. theasmp, Cas.
tells, daughter of "UCap~ Wood; tIb
going to be married to 'im poiglias,
and the miners have declared their in
tention to celebrate the'event "proper."
The parson from Eagle City has been
engaged to tie the knot, and the only
fiddlet within a round hundred miles
is to furnish the melody for the wed
ding dance. True, he possesses a poor
instrument and discourses poorer
music, but then he is the only "musi
cian" available, and they must have
music. There are plenty of spirits on
tap and everything looks promising
for a high old time.
Promptly at seven o'clock the alleged
violinist draws his bow across the
strings anil the festivities commence.
The largest room in the shanty has
been reserved for a dance hall, and as
the notes of an old-fashioned polka fill
the apartment and set the feet of the
festive miners going tap, tap against
the floor, keeping time to the tune,
Castella and Jim begin to whirl around
the room, followed by four miner
couples, that being all the limits of the
room will allow. There being only
one woman present, the miners, to use
their own expression, have to "stag it,",
except when their turn comes to dance'
with the prospective bride.
Castella is a handsome, well-built,
large-eyed girl of eighteen, and there
is not a miner in the company, even
among those who have left spouses in
the far east, who does not envy Jim'
his good luck in winning the pride of
the camp. Her father is an ex-captain
of a New Bedford whaler, who, some
how, won the heart of a Boston lady
s extreme education and culture.
SWhen the hardy captain brought his
wife and little girl to the wild west,
she of the Puritan descent had her
rigid ideas of decorum so often shocked
by the "dreadful" miners that she
finally gave up trying to live in such a
region and peacefully died. Castella
&oes not take after her mothe r. She
likes the rough but kindly miners, and
has even taken on their uncouth speech.
She loves the crude-looking town.
Every shanty and every foot of ground
that goes to make up Barton's camp is
part and parcel of her existence. She
vows she will never leave the place,
and so she is marrying a man who ex
pets tor linger and grow rich-along
with the camp. It is her second love
affair, but the first was nearly a year
ago and has almost faded from her
memory. This one is serious.
The time flies swiftly. Nine o'clock,
the hour.of the ceremony, is at hand.
side of the room. The parsontakes his
appointed:place, the happy qouple join
hands and the process of making two
one begins. The preliminaries go off
smobthly. The voice of the divine is
loud and clear:
"Do you, James Douglas, take this
woman to be your lawfully wedded-"
He does not finish the sentence. The
door opens and a large swarthy-look
ing individual steps hurriedly into the
room. The complexion and straight
black hair of the intruder betray part
Indian ancestry. His stern set face be
tokens that his errand iprolves impor
tant business, but the greeting he re
ceives is not warm. Clearly he is not
an invited guest
"Cheyenne Joel Well, I'll be darned."
The outburst comes from Ned Belden.
He always expresses himself inele
"Yes, it's Cheyenne Joe. I've come
here clar from Heela Canyon, and beat
the record fer fast travelin.' Thar's a
dead horse outside. I rid him to death,
but I hopes it was in a good cause."
He stops speaking and the gruff voice
of "Cap" Woods is heard:
"Look har, Cheyenne, you was told
to make yourself scarce about these
diggin's not more'n a year ago, if I
secollects right, and I guess I does.
What brings you har now? This
shanty has open doors for honest men
"Cheyenne" calmly folds his arms,
leans back against the door and looks
defiantly at his interrogator as he an
"You speaks of the time when the
committee of safety of .this bar camp
°ge me two hourstogit. They claimed
that I wau concerned in the stage rob
b"ry at Indian Gulch. They brings no
proofs, but they runs me out just the
same. Them's the plain facts of the
case, but thet's got nothin' to do with
my bein' bar. The explanation yer
hankerin' fbi is this: When I was har
ore ad known a~ 8q sar.ma. I
e love 'to that gal standin' thar
' to Jim Douglas. She was.
ton me, and swore thet as long
e lived she would never forgit me.
en you droe me from the camp I
Iod herl wut innocent, and some day
when r conid prove it I would come
beck .aimnarry her. `he piomilsed to
wait, and I
gan' to , I to
bes fai my
He a a as -n .
speaks he continues. isiolee rises as
"whiatI wants tokn ºayw whaetieree
gal is nmarrying Jim In gla of her wn
free will. I wants - one else to an
swer for her. -Let hei stand ouant and'
speak, her own piece. If .e '.fes the
nut awa stands ready .e.an
xxtent. peata ft utip Caist i t'E
'idy ephosata s yfegu i it is 8hot
a reqst it is tho besti
"Don't be askeeard, Crstellmo ISpeh
out. m Choose between as.: Jli.h..ugla
The grl findsh or voice., V.pak
in a pitying tovne:' i i
"You knows I nsed 'to. ove yins , Joe,
but Iwus only is little girl thea.,-. Yeo
wus away so long-most a year -n.4
as I never heard from you, I thought
you must have forgotten me. 'uita I
falls in love with Jim. rm so porr,
Joe, if I'vre hurt your feelin's, bnt iow
I knows I loves' Jim the~b' 'mit. .(jaf't
you forgive me for not waitin' for you?.
I couldn't jhelp It. I loves, Jim; so
She stops speaking, advancer tvaf d
"Cheyenne" and extends her hand.', ;-:
-ter at Sr ltIIP,
r~~~;k *kLL,3~MiE-ukJI Du:A~uuJ u*ra~rrlr ~ttt sr1 1'r~
The proffered hand is. ruaely thraet
"Forgive you! Why, gal, vyou've
ruined my life. I wbrked h'ai"an
saved my money, expectin' some day to
make you happy. l've been honestand
squar', and just for your sake. Fer
give o:u - for 'gem'n'. back, 4o.n. sie andi
makin' my life one long' biuntahn trail?
No. Gal, you ain't 4o more wuth
trustin' than a cbyote.
The crowd of miners surge toward.
"Cheyenne." Rude hands grasp and
handle roughly the man who dares to
insult a woman on her wedding 'day.
Pistols are drawn. There is .thi muffled
reportafshot atalose qarters . The
voice of Castella is heard above the
noise and seufle:
"Don't hurt him, boys. ilIeuse don't
for my wake. He's elar gone mad, and
don't know what he says,3 .
The rough hands reluctantly lpsse
their hold. "Cheyennes"' right' arm
hangs helpless byhisside 'ilooddrips
from his slevre and ftms a thinhtig
pool on the floor. "Cap" Wods steps
to the front:
"Boys, it shall be as niy gal sez.' har
ain't goin' to be any scrimmage onuqtisl
particular occasion. Thatr ain't" my
style of eelebratin' weddin's." Pirt thif
pugnacious cuss on t'other slde of the
door and perceed with the festivities
Out with him."
Three brawny miners do theejecting.
"Cheyenne" curses, but does not 'esist.
He realizes that he now holds a losing
hand, but mutters that .t~e "ganme;a
not out." The door swiftly closes, amd
the disturber of harmony flhids hinself
lying in the snow, baffled said beaten!;
with one arm perforated by a blnlet.
He lies there and listens. Tle violipisi,
is once more endeavoring to make the
old masters turn in their graves. The
sound of "boots shuffling over the floor
can be heard. The dance goes merrily,
on. He wonders if Castella does not
reproachherself for her faithlessness.
As if in answer, he hears a silvery
laugh. How well he knows that laugh.
He can imagine Castella throwing back
her queenly head and showing her
pretty teeth. He groans i. his anguish.
Then the spirit of the Indian, which
has long slept within hips, awakens.
With an effort he rises to his feet. His
anguish turns to rage. He shakes the
fist of his good hand at the shanty:..
"Laugh on, Castella Woods," he
shouts, "but beware of the. Indian.
You've let them turn 'Cheyenne' 'from
your door likens homeless cnr. I wuui
half white then. I'm a white ma-no
more. Laugh now, batef youlaughsato
morrow it won't be here."
The rising wind takes up his wi;l
words and carries them down the 6eid-
yon. The merrymakers hear him not.
His hand drops to his aide, ane blip
staggers forward toward the, slanty,
where joy reigns "supreme. "lie does
not enter, but passes it by *ita.i init
tered curse. He will not openly take
his revenge, jike the trhe IAi n,- he,
will strike in the dark. o eain' pf
yesterday has'left the snwa iifndhe
makes baC poorhesdw t he,,IeeV
on a courae thqtwould lead bins Asdlr
the mountain. The trail to Heql,
Canyon is far to the south,.but his iefe.
isnturned lo the north. 'i rte fbeatit
p until.hb it cnhesD ~v 'Hik dgD e-; mI
k from the jsn bitd loodn4
sested a f f1i* ine,'"a,fssd
stij and---aa as be ,sta1rt4 dm
tly up the Iidti. H tise
the summit ao Eagle moste .
I'he wind blowing aroes the roeky
ride. has kep it almost f- ree tar
.. - .., .. . ; -5 . ,.. . ." . .
snow, antnow tIfoeu5 clewaty t
the` mounrtai p. t ,. osEu
climb. His arm is' rýir"')3f g gf sb"b °
teeth are fir~ et. and the e r 4ejer
naion in wR y licmusrt Avs to 1
aeemvd3IpiM dhise 1 lon; wh h i
welcomie. Hon toi ,4t w r,}jiýps hsi
hi ~r~~s 'diaeerily slow o s s -.
:reah the .msw b t
lies Barton's -.Cmp. One brightt
cabin betrays Its locality.- Tqm merr
1f beia 1 '1 ' ý. r x>.. ,
"O''ihtj~n.Vsow kas~e**e i
ftldofsnow and pressss itintoa
Then he His nostops. til sae s n4ey
anteso low& . BhY4is d
ll~d~ . littl ' nI a . hCto w
4uckling omisossly. It picks np._
.die )lgt in ;iis k
;at teI is bhtly4lbi
'1der eg 'im est, diae c I'
didn't think yerý ed be
= The b&Uqi snowI ayes hia
alts tad the~i Ishlyid . sit
roll It' s lof l 13 &toi~gr~i
rolling in soft snQW,' IQ ml$ ;is rill
a cwrt wheel, A few. noe and
it Inc'' I Ie as ' °ý,nna
'Ioise it make,*! 5unsl EtO IIW o
t*e pea, $e' shotuts an pces with
the g a Vi ' msnisc8v iie ea 's
rmbl *rowteg lhse~ ;afl
lo u d e r s, < c o n sisi n g o f1 t o n sl &
podeou mss, conseisting of tons ad
tons of sno*,;ý'+'!"41'i&A'if iM If i~
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aLnd 3nsbaa-ld, ýxT~ies fir ,en;.,s H n
its mad S} ' tt Ae long aie he Iears
the rbar ohe 'athlaisihA "Gheyenife'"
seressa bwuraes °i iitt1 he detkttlwa'
'haustI tbhs dea1hbbeiutheT"" [S
herei, the moriing' suiin Whesre Ba
tonus cainp 2}# shtoo4 tweI e.a hWIn
dred fathoms of snow, and the" gulch
wat as silent ac the'valleyf nfdeti?. It'
twasr as if-them nmn In rt. a- Sgisant
v who 4 d let hlrpbe. fail at J 4KT.ý .!W ::
Vk~mp1.zit7 .SW tbV~gS UdIa~tIýdePrtn iij~i. s...
consiYerabie me aidi1ng n ty have
been expenYin d inthie efforo , prd
dnc ,`orr o skte*hich °w '1 ct
bine ý,lihtats.1 ;and' c .veniuncePt
4rrwuemewt !vith gretgt- pdsc. t The
seientific ypriciie ``i volved in, tis
work is far mareb 6nididex; 'tiiani gSei
erally supposed, and makes a verhfa'P
torez~4 ud~, :S pe~d k~tingcl
of epurse, attained byy the proper
plic [tion' b "`ey·pi'tfete i ttfive
powet WIf do the 'skstev s'ikes'out'
w itk hi f -:oes:e e nq$, hio1erera
is gR,,, aly U e? fa p dbtIwm en-.
trnm frim' 1e. broa.d-siae Prssr o6
Ethie shhto ' tiee> e t
is gained by a -gtrdualiant tape~n
pressure, which commences : ; at the
b of the ate, since:~sin iti bet thatr
hostand" s fox `"``ap=s'""
plied. ! ' It *11 be. bri that'*hb mhezi
Ltumds ii cwee kd, b: hietehae, by the
outward frog the h elojf theyskt to
the ` cirtreie doe " ep oeira to
attaia greýEý :ýis trba~-ttrike b ht
footas elewo to the othssrhi shle,'to3
continue . air kgº; e toe, d,
whenoe1h re otiv ` pir
is pass to' ket the ot 'r 4&dt" sit
tion as quickly as possible. The prism
factewi i ýi psqdneiag, .pbWat4,8 ijI l
inseewaretbe-full: ý-esaniP . g
and the rapid movewen `he` Ths.
Working Etter-° tefhI ti' o , P f··,i"'kfobi k, "
heavy algst6 -baa leesxiawn edtdt ra
with at bh ' i"ioh '%ten several
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sways represdnded ba's'i3iliy'ged, and
the -rich 'rotins offeri*g whieh, eov;
.his popa ti On the sc
hi&s honor, on whitek t' icAelts
.temple is crowded with worshi~ers,
*iho hjilit N ý Mh ui
strangely k*ift irf kAn'e4* '
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r'`easts of fat Tg :1lk~sl#eb
sited to seemsr his 'favor, and, not
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of t zqsprg Irtie, b4.I9P u
$4.,000,ooo of bounty to
Anucers. hastened the time ofy
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