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3 1803. TKorsia or febckdino chapteks. CHAPTER I At the beginning of the eifU war Valentine Weldon wii suspected of the murder of hli broth er, Frederick, who had disappeared. Dr. Blancbard married their sister. He became a widower, and years af ter the supposed murder went west with his children. Howard, Alice and Clara. Captain Brandon conducted the train when it reached the far west. Two bad characters. Henry Kjle and Font Kobb, joined them. J I Henry Kyle soon leaves the train and visits 'his father and sister, Nora, who attempt to turn him from his evil life. Ill Two lawyers named Bliss come to the west from Virginia ta attempt to force the Blanchards to relinquish the Weldon estate. The Blisses ally themselves with one Bo a ton and his ganr, who are ready for any villainy IV touts Kjle, Henry Kyle's brother. warns Captain Brandon against Boa ton's gang. V The Blisses accuse lr. Wane hard of having murdered Ms wile. VI Louis Kyle enli.ts a righting hermit, called the Prophet, In behalf of the Blanchards against Bouton. VII 1 ten deserts the Blanchards and goes to Bouton Captain Brandon encounters Henry Kyio, fizhts him and leaves him for dead. VIII Valentino Kyle con fosses that he Is Valentine Weldon. and that he killed his bro'.hur, Fred rick, unintentionally. IX The Blisses rive Boutuu their plan They mean to get the Blaucharil out of the way and claim the Weldon estate, to wbicn the Hlanchards are heir. X Captain Brandon vhita the I'rophet. XI Dr. Blancbard is poized by Bouton. XII CapL Bran don raptures Patch and Robb. XIII downhearted. Nora "had heard of the gallant captain, bat had never seen him before. She did not even know who he was when he was placed on tho gnrand beside her, with the blood flowing from a cut in his head and the scar from brow to chin looking as if . it had just lxrn made. It did not need a second plance for Alice to know who it was. With a cry cf agony she sprang to her feet, and harrying over knelt brsiae him and placed her ear to his broad breast. "Thank Cod, he still lives! Bring water, ora! Help me, help me! This is Captain Brandon Captain Brandon, our tirotector and friend!" Nora at the rail hastened to Alice s ship, and ono of the ineu brought wa ter from the spring. Alice loosened his eollur. poured water between his lips, "Louis Kyle!" Jest as sere as you're tliar. By thunder, I never saw such dickerin in all my life. Jest as soon as we gets one, another is off. Blow me if I ever saw Lpr heard of such a snarl since the day I was born." And Kobb, whose brain was none of the brightest, rubbed his head and lock ed disgusted and perplexed. "All will come out right in the end, append on that. Font. So far you've shown yourself to be a man, and may I be hanged and quartered if I ever for get it. Bnt you must posh those fellows. Flank them, drive them back and keep them on the run. " Robb declared that he had men oat flanking at that moment and that he expected to get the little party ont of his way before an hoar was over. Then he asked: "What are you goin to do with the boss?" 'You mean Brandon?" That's the rooster I'm alludin ta" 'Font, what wbnld you do with him?"' asked Bouton, sinking his voice, though there was no ono but Robb with- iu hearing. 'Curse me if I'd give him a chance to get away," replied Robb. "And do you think I will?" "I hope not" "No, sir. I've been acting white man so far. When I come to Brandon, I'U show the Indian side of my character. Now, push on, and I'll go back and fol low with tho prisoners." Bouton turned to ride back, and Kobb shouted after him : 'For heaven's sake send that Sim Bliss under fire! 'It'd do me a heap of good to see that mildewed coyote knock ed over." Bouton nedded to show that he un ilcrstood him and went back to the spring, where the captain aud girls were still talking. "ilo, ho!" thovteH Tlnuton. bathed tbs gash on his head, and even satisfied herself that tho wound was not fatal by feeling tho skulL In 20 minutes the captain looked into her face, smiled and whispered: "Yon, Alice?'" 'Yes, I, my friend. Oh, why has this misfortnno befallen you of all men! (' ir. lf.i- .ih Yua, our gaido and protector! You, on k. in. a Lt.tJ : whom alV depended for advice and di- the lilanchard girls, who are now in Houlon'a power, but his ofTer is de clincil. AV Hooton and bis gang proceed against Valentine Kyle. The Kyles are warned by the Prophet and escape. isomon nres the noose, AVI The Blancbard girls escape from ifoutou and join their lather. who meanwhile has regained his liberty. XVII Recounts adventures of Alice and Clara Blanchard. XVIII Henry Kyle, seeing the ruins of h i father's bouse, vows to avenge the wrong. XIX. XX and XXI The I'rophet frees Louis Kyle, who had fallen Into Bou ton's hands. Nora Kvle meets her cousin, Alice Blan ehard, for the first time. Patch is shot. Capton Brandon's men are driven by their enemies. XXII. Bouton offers immunity from fur ther persecution to. Nora Kyle and her family if she will marry hitr, XXIII Dr. Blanchard meets fail brntber-tn-law, Yalentire Weldon. A a IV Henry and Lou's hyle are reconciled. CHAPTER XXV. Knsliat was not mistaken. She Aid hear firing and see tho smoke of rifles. and Mvnry Kyle was right in thinking that llrundou hurt been attacked. Far down the rift the clatter of hoofs and the Jingle of arms told that Bouton was through the pass and in possession of the trail leading to the Prophet's valley. Tho captain saw that a minute's delay would place him between two fires. "Keep cool, my men," he shouted. "We mast grt in Boatnn's advance! Press on and I will ctrvcr. " Ho checked bark his horse, and the others, intent on getting down the trail before Bouton, urged their horses into a wild gallop. looking neither to the right nor left. Robb and his men were on fixt, and they attempts! to heart off tho horse men. They would, without doubt, have surrecded in their object had not the raptuin flung himself frmn his horse and brought them to a sudden halt by prurtiug down the man who was in the advance, Still on kept the captain's party. They were 800 yards ahead of him when he remounted to follow. Bat in his efforts to save his men he had phirvd himself in deadly peril. From the valley Bouton saw and rec- rumird him. anil shouting to his men Tuke hint alive! Take him alive!" he bit the rhargo to head Captain Brandon off. Close pressed though tho captain was, he might have gone through hod not IVmton, who had been in the nd- vanre, flung himself from his horse and fin-it He was a fine riflcmro. He should i f firearms had been his toys in rhilrthrawl and his constant companions in munhood. The raptain 's horse gave thr. qniek. rhort bound The kmes sudilenly UmMtl up, and tho daring rider was duthrd to the ground, where ne hit Dietning and senseless. "Ho, ho!" shouted limtvn, running over and laying his font on the captain's slow moving bream. "We have von. chr 1 want you to know it! Curse you, I want you to know that you are in my power before you die! H re, buy, carry this fellow to the spring. Bathe him and restore him. I shall let him know he mwevd my path once too often!-' ine outiawa mrwi up inn uncon M-iou man, and the whole gaug would have followed had not Boutitu, now savagely exultant after his late depres sion, shouted to them: "FArsuel The men must not escape us!" Captain Brandon was carried to the mrinir. m ar which Alice Blancbard and - Nora Kyle were sitting, weary, pale and rectum! " "Where am I?" he asked, rising on his elbow and gazing about. You arc a prisoner,' sobbed Alice. A prisoner?" he repeated, and ho stroked his forehead as if to clear away the mists still clouding his brain. cs," she said, "you are a prisoner in Bouton s power. Ami Howard and the other men?' he asked eagerly. They seem to have eluded pursuit." And Louis Kyle where is Louis Kyle?" "They say he escaped last night" "Escaped?" "Yes, so I heard some of tho men sav. e have not seen him since we at tempted to enter tho pass." "If he has escaped, ho will join my littlo party, and under his leadership I will not be missed. And yet we are too weak to spare one mr.n. Well," he add ed, with a sigh of satisfaction, "having doneenr best we should bo satisfied to face the consequences without a murmur. The captain sat up and looked in tho direction from which camo tho slow bnt regular discharge cf what ho knew to be a repenting rifle. White puffs of smoke marked the location of a rifleman in the cliffs that towered above tho ir regular depression in which the outlaws had halted. Them was a great commo tion among the Indians and white men who remained back with Bouton, and every time a puff of silvery smoke rose from the cliffs a man fell, or a wound ed man ran ont of range. Bouton knew in his heart who tho dreaded rifleman was, and ho took good core to keep out of sight. A few minutes and two rifles began to flash from the cliffs, and Black 1 Eaglo hastened to Bouton s sido and said with an expression of mingled an ger and alarm : "Knshat is up there with Henry Kyle. You told me that it was the other broth er she loved. " She seems to love the family," sneered Bouton as he stepped behind a rock to keep out of range. Nora Kyle overheard the conversation between Bon ton and Black Eagle, and watching the cliffs, from which the puffs of white smoke curled up, she saw a bit of vermilion coloring moving along the giddy crest of the rocks, and she said to Alice: "That isKushat" "Yes," said tho raptain, "and the rifleman who is sending death into the ranks of the outlaws is your brother Henry. Ah, if he had only joined us in time!" Then he would have been true to himself," sighed Nora. At length the firing died out, and the vermilion speck disappeared from far up tho mountain side. When Bouton saw this and believed he could move about in safety, he left the pronation of tho rocks and mounted his horse. He felt in his wicked heart that Henry Kyle watched fur him, and death would be certain if he once ventured within range of the dreaded rifle. Net only I hate lor tnt arean oi nenry ivyio mane him doubly anxious to get him out of tho war, and, as has been shown, he used every means in his power to ac complish his pnrpoac. As Bouton rode in the direction which Font Robb had taken he'reviewed the incidents already recorded, and he felt elated and depressed by turns. Ho had ridden about a milo when he heard firing to the front, and he hastened to a place where Font Robb had been brought to a halt. With an oath he demanded to know what was up now. "Louis Kyle is in command," growl -fed RobK CHAPTER XXVL Whilo Dr. Blanchard and Valentine Kyle, as we shall continue to call Valen tine Weldon, stood each with his arms about tho other, a deep, solemn voice came from tho cavern's (doom savins?: 'Tho Lord is in his holy temple, and brethren should live forever at peace. Throngh great tribulation wo go up from the depths, guided by the light of duty and sustained by tho strong hand thnt is ever within the reach of those who will grasy it. Even from the wil derness came the words 'Prepare ye tho way of the Lcrd; muko ye his paths straight, Ye that lalior and are heavy laden come to me and I will givo you rest." Frota the deeper shadows cf tbo cave the Prcphct advanced to the altar's light, and extending a hand to each said with a solemnity that wholly ob literated the seeming incongruity of his words : Whom the Lord hath joined let no man part asunder.'? And surely this beautiful command was never more ap propriately employed outside of the marriage service. "I feel," said Dr. Blanchard, laying his har.rt on Valen tine Kyle's shoulder, "like one who has been transported to a sphere that is not Cf the earth. After this I shall be sur prised at nothing. " "And yet there are greater surprises in store for you. Ask me not to speak now, but watch and pray. " And the 'Prophet set the example in the latter ordinance by dropping on his knees then and there, and the two old men knelt on either side and bowed their heads. And while the Prophet prayed with much solemnity and the cavern echces were multiplying the sound the yellow light of another day crept in from the outer world, and tho fires on the altar grew dimmer. Mr. Kyle sought out his wife, mid after talking to her for some time came back, and taking the doctor by the hand whispered: Come! She who has borne more than half the burden and kept my heart from breaking long since is near by and de sires to speak with you. " As he stood there the people began to wake up, and with' shouts of gladness the children ran out to the sunlight and down to the lake, where the trout were leaping and the birds, on balanced wing, were look ing at their double in the beautiful mir ror beneath. After breakfast was over the Prophet disappeared in the cave, carrying a .torch. He came back in a few minutes, but in the short time he had effected a complete change in hi3 costume. The heavy robes of fur that he wore winter and summer in such fantastic shape were laid aside, and he appeared clad in a suit of white buckskin, with beaded moccasins and stringed leggings. Tho tunic, belted at his waist, showed off his splendid form to advantage and proved that he had not yet lost the grace of youth as well as revealing the secret of his amazing activity and powers of endurance. The long auburn ll air was thrown back behind his cars and secured there by a tight fitting cap, the band of which was made of blue porcupine quills. On the breast of this tunic and covering it like a shield was a Maltese cross and below it worked la garnet beads the words, "In this sign con quer." The silver hilt of a knife that looked like a short sword protruded from u finely wrought scabbard in his belt and two revolvers, with stocks deco rated in tho same way, were fastened over his hips. From hi3 shoulders a car tridge box was slang on one side and a silver canteen on the other. In his left hand he carried his long rifle. As he strode out the women looked up at him with mingled awe and admiration. The children gathered about him, and holding esch other's hands, half in dread, half in admiration, they looked silently at the giant warrior in whose arms many of them had recently been.' Turning to Dr. Blanchard and Valen tine Kyle, who, with Mrs. Kyle and Clara, were standing near by, the Prophet said: "I leave the valley and the temple in your charge. Fear riot if I should be long slays away, for when I return I will bring good news." "But if you should not return?" the doctor ventured to ask. "My fate is not in my own hands, replied the Prophet; with thrilling so lemnity. "I am the servant of my Mas ter, and his work for long yenrs I Lave tried to da Now, my peaco be with you until I bring you joy. : . The Prophet waved his hand, and turning was soon swallowed up in the Stygian depths of the cave. He had trav ersed a few of the long cavern's cham bers when he heard a low solemn chant in the distance, and then the turn of an angle brought to view the coppery glow of a torch that burned so far awav that it looked like a patch of red cloud sur viving the setting of -tho sun. . The Prophet's moccasined feet fell as lightly on the floor as the leaves on the surface of an unripplcd pond. He strode on, his dorp, long breathing alono telling of bis humanity, till be camo to the sub terranean waterfall from behind which the light of fiie torch came. Ho bowed before the fall, which looked like a cata ract of crystalline blood, and as he stood in this devotional attitude the waters turned blaak, and an Indian, bearing a torch, camo out and called to the Prophet: I have been waiting. " . "And 1 have come. How are my herders?" asked tho Prophet. "Safe, and so are tho herds," replied the Indian, who had charge of the stock in the valley, to which the Prophet led Captain Brandon and Howard Blanch ard after their first visit to the cave. "What news from the wcrld at strife?"' "One of our people who camo this morning before the sun had risen speaks of having hoard much firing and tlflrat- ing dwwig the night," replied the In dian. . . The Prophet waved his hand, and tho Indian led the way with his torch until, tlirough the tortuous passases before descrilwid, they emerged from tho monn- tam side and -steed bareheaded and bowed before the glory of the sun. Thev liad been here Rut a few minutes, indeed the torch thrown from the man's hand was still srm.king on the ground, vhea another Indian appeared, leading n powerful but splendidly formed horse. The equipments of the animal were quite in keeping with the Prophet's chaugc of costume, and the proud crea ture arched its neck and champed on the bit as anxious to be off. "Guard well this entrance to the cave!" said the Prophet, pointing to the crevice from which he had emerged. The herders nedded and laid their hands on their rifles. "And sec that the people in the cave. the women und children, do not want f.x.l." to bk ooimsrrj). & - i - A' a. t$ la 8 & & Butkhal Ante Mlt : The best salve In the world tci oats, bruises,- sores, ulc era, salt rieum. fever sores, tetter, ebappec hvrds, chilblains, corns and all skii eruptions, and ; positively cure. niles or no nav required. It is srusr anteed to vive perfect satisfaction, ci m-iney refunded. Price 35 oents ptr I bit. 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Iriee. SIjOO a box; C bnies for 9j.Ml bent br nail on meiptof price. A vrittea fafantaliirniiiawjtaeToryaajiuuiu.riwi. to mami thm Baooey it a ttrnmnt cue is aut 'fiSVU itXDICCiS CO. Dowoit. Kick. After, on aaoosnt Ilradaejmi Satdby M. r.aaaa dracstat. Knek II. 1L BBIGGS. Real Estate. Insurance, Loms ASD HOU8E8 TO BE9T. OHoa 109 Saooad Ave.. Bock Ialaad akaadSBInaitB Soatfe aary (craw; jMt hrtda thm city ttaUta;toad water ; low taaen, and tmrny uwwmacs. Vankaa an Tbtny-mua nnn ana nnwil iwn Aasninsref sMcm ef nrswerty ta ana city for Publication Notice. STAT OF ILLTHOIS, 1 Book Isiatd ootnrrr, In the Circa'.t eout la Chancery, Beptaaber Badle Dicklnion r Ilerbcrt Dickinson. Affidrnvit of nn-Teldenc of tbe abort defend ant, Ueriiert DicklnMn, aarinit been flled ta tbe clerk1. otBce of tbe clrc.it court of raid county. notice I. hen fore hereby ictvrn lo tbe raid non reaidrni defendant that tb. complainant filed act bill of complaint In aald court, on the chancery ide thereof, on lb Mb d.y of May, INI, and tbnt thereupon a nimmon. bwied oat of Mid court, wherein ..id uit now pending, return ble on tbe Im Monday la the mucin of aeptea- ocr nest, a. by law requireo. Mow, unit, yon. tbe auld oa-rectdc-nt defend ant above niaied. Herbert lllcklaenn. .hall peiaoa- ally be and appear befora Mud circuit court, on tbe Brut day uf tbe next term taereof, to beholden at hock It-land in and for tbe aaid county, on to. firat Monday in Srritenitarnezt. and plead. aunrar or demur u the.aid complainant bill of coa- piainu me une ana tue niueff ana ininm therein cb.rfid and rtated will be taken as eon feaaed. and a decree entered against you accord ing to tbe prayer of raid hill. uniui w. waaBXB,VMra. RorkT.lnid.ru May T. ISM. S. U. KaiiwoKTBT, CompiaiDaat,i 8oUeltcr. Notice to Contractors. Sealed nnmomli will be moalved at tbe citv clerk'. ofScc. Kork l.laud,Ill.. antll Monday, July a. lHfM, at I o'clock p. m.. for ronsinivtii the improroment Ofoercd by aa ordinance en- utiea a. Totiowa: "An ordinnee for the eomtrurtion of morm drain the ettr of Kork l.l.nd. 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