SYNOPSIS.-To the Kentucky
' wilderness outpost commanded by
hit) Jerome Sanders, in the time immedi
;! ately preceding the Revolution,
comes a white boy fleeing from a
tribe of Shawnees by whom he had
been captured and adopted as a son
t" of theo chief, Kah~too. Hie is given
!;"tQ shelter and attracts the favorable
attention of Dave Yandell, a leader
among the settlers. The boy warns
his new friends of the coming of a
Shawnee war party. The fort is
attacked, and only saved by the
timely appearance of a party of
Virginians. The leader of these is
fatally wounded, but in his dying
moments recognizes the fugitive
youth as his son. At Iced Oaks,
plantation on the James river, Vir
ginia, Colonel Dale's home, the boy
appears with a message for the
colonel, who after reading It intro
duces the bearer to his daughter
3arbara as her cousin, Erskino
Dale. Erskine meets two other
cousins, Harry Dale and Ilugh Wil
"Come, harry !" With a gallant
h a 'ow larry oifered his left arm, and
.athering the little Kentuckian with
her left, the regal lady swept out. In
the reception-room she kept the boy
by her side. Every man who ap
proa chedl howed, and soon the lad was
bowing, too. Barbara almost cried
-out her astonishment and pleasure
when she saw what ia handsome figure
he liade in his new clothing, and all
her little friends were soon darting
.surreptitious glances at him, and
nny whispered questions and pleas
" ! ing comlments were passed around.
Then General Willoughby bowed with
noble dignity before Mrs. Dale, and
the two led the way to the dining
"Harry," she said, "you and Bar
bara take tare of your cousin."
And almost without knowing it the
-young Kentuckian bowed to Barha'a,
who courtesied and took his arm,
'he table flashed with sitver and
crystal on snowy-white damask and
lilt with colored candles.
woodsman saw the men
chairs for the ladlles, and
ick Barhara's before Hugh,
er side of her, could fore
, ano . n.ui. The hoy had never seen
5o manny and so4) mysterious-iooking
things to (elat and drink. One glass
Of witne he took, and tihe quick dizzi
-ness t Ihat aissalled him frightenedl
himti, and( lie didl nlot touch it agaIn.
3-tyond Ibmirharia, Hugh leanmed for
war nd 1( lifted hIs glass to himi. Het
.shook hits head1( and1 High hilsed
"Our Kentuacky Cousin is not v'ery
Y 3olite-h~e is somecthing of a balrbarian
"11e dloesn't uniderstand," said( Bar
baira qickly, who had noted the In
-cident, and she tulrnied to her cousin.
"Pala says you aire going to live
-wIth us8 and( you ar'e going to studty
with Harry uinder Mr. Bro.cktOnl."
"Our tultor," explaIned I larry;
thnd then ie ados theell Heoithan
"Tr?"1111h wueton t elltoy.
"Hidaven' Jaou 2an( y sconrtadhers
.ydie fromd Dave, and( tlldldy." miie
foldtand he lhad te tlol, ahd they
n ere, and lihe wentch t'lod tlirthem
about1 Mother anfid e lil or n
11ud and Jackgl and( Pllaugonrd anrd
uLoy an Davn an aly th ofront1dir
folkuan the oysfe1 thtld and thf~e
arb arryoi and( fo r 1(ven lgravt.
IHugh then turned to his wine 2and1 be
ganl soon to look moi'e Ilushedt aind
~sulky. Shortly after' the ladles left,
'Hugh followed them, and Harry and1(
'the Kentulckian miovedl toward the
head of the table where the mien had(
:gathered ariollmd Colonel Dale,
"Yes," said General 'WIlloughby, "It
looks as though it might come,"
"With due deference to Mr. Brock
S ton," said Colonel Dale, "It looks as
'though his country would force us5 to
They were talking about Impending
war. Far away as his wilds were, the
boy had heard some talk of war In
'them, and lie listened greedily to the
quick fir'e of question and argument
dIirected to thle Eniglishman, who held
his own wuith such sturdiness that
y Colonel Dale, fearing the heat might
become too great, Iaughed and skill
fully shifted the theme.~ Through
hall and doorways came no0w mierriy
a * - f fidldledi(11 banijo.
doorway between parlor and
,the fiddlers three. Gallant
'd dainty coiurtesyinigs and~
'et w~ere tripping measures
LES- SCRIBNERS SONS
quite new to the backwoodsman.
Barbara nodded, smiled and after the
dance ran up to ask him to take part,
but he shook his head. Hugh had
looked at him as from a superior
height, and the boy noticed him frown
ing while Barbara was challenging
him to dance. The next dance cleared
his face and set his 'feet to keeping
time, for the square dance had, of
course, reached the wilds.
"I know that," he said to Harry,
who told Barbara, and the little girl
went ip to him again, and this time,
flushing, he took place with her on
the floor. Hugh came up.
"Cousin Barbara, this is our dance,
I believe," he said a little thickly.
The girl took him aside and Hugh
went surlily away. Harry saw the
incident and ho looked after Hugh,
frowning. The backwoodsman con
ducted himself very well. lie was
lithe and graceful and at first very
dignified, but as he grew in confidence
lie began to execute steps that were
new to that polite land and rather
boisterous, but Barbara looked pleased
and all onlookers seemed greatly
amused--all except Hugh. And when
the old fiddler sang out sonorously:
"Geneiman to right - cheat an'
swing !" the boy cheated outrageously,
cheated all but his little partner, to
whom each time he turned with open
loyalty, and Hngh was openly sneer
ing now and genuinely angry.
"You shall have the last dance,"
whispered Barbara, "the Virginia
"I know that dance," said the bey.
And when that dance cane and the
dancers were drawn in two lines, the
boy, who was third from the end,
heard Harry's low voice behind hin:
"He is my cousin and my guest, and
you will answer to me."
The lad wheeled, saw Harry with
Hugh, left his place, and went to
them. He spoke to Harry, but lie
looked at Hugh with a sword-Ilash in
each black eye:
"I don't want nobody to take up
Again he wheeled and was in his
pla(e, but Barbara saw and looked
"Tt tut, m bo" hhe id with;
plaatf 'mes an d ug aay
and whenGeneral iugb would
see Was mre toa Yona ighth gunst
trlewithlgaye(y,(1mColonan lauger, I
want every ton gve toheo strnge ai
hith arm aron hu'sshrouladtea
anpd whndGeera hecroedb swod
backfg with 'miem? Inhg wat
Harry nookd tat niht. Terhigey,
leut th gboysmce gand hitern
morevpurypoe thavwen tie fistnsked
"Ani rght,"by gain Harry ien
wThe lad tlo his cand le butah
wte t i indteoisead sordhsb.
Theu monight wh 'rnllIant amo
lan theow ueo the" a ivr
arry looks ery atim suterhinly
butrth oy's face gad nofs no
be uhrpoe. th wend and flstormke
tnd samun, stoon.d'trh a ie
Thce tod facew al his cnde, but the
tweree n thn tame sleein flowers,
andute slowl runad trearadrimerwa,
bndetwn hi'r andlo the rean they
verye low bt he very far way.t
iverybody had been kind to hitn-all
but Hugh. Veiled hostility he had
never known before and he could not
understand. Everybody had surely
been kind, and yet-lie turned to his
bed, and all night his brain was flash
-ing to and fro between the reel of
vivid pictures etched on it in a day
and the grim background that had
hitherto been his life beyond the hills.
From pioneer habit he awoke before
dawn, and for a moment the softness
where he lay puzzled him, but he
could smell the dawn and he started
to spring up. le felt hot and stniffy,
though Harry had put up his windows,
and he could not lie there wide awake.
He could not go out In the heavy dew
in the gay clothes and fragile shoes
he had taken off, so he slid into his
own buckskin clothes and inoccaslns
and out the still open front door and
down the path toward the river. In
stinctively he had picked up his rifle,
bullet-pouch and powder-horn. An
hour latter he loped back on his own
At the front door Harry hailed him
and Barbara came running out.
"I forgot to get you another suit of
clothes last night," he s,,aid, "and we
wero scared this morning. We thought
you had left us, and Barbara there
nearly cried." Barbara blushed now
and did not deny.
"Come to breakfast !" she cried.
"Did you find anything to shoot?"
"Nothin' but some squirrels," said
Then Hugh came in pale of face
and looking rather ashamed. He went
straight to the Kentucklan.
"I was rude to you lust night and
I owe you an apology."
Ile thrust out his hand and awk.
wardly the boy rose and took it.
"And you'll forgive me, too, Bar.
"Of course I will," she said happily,
but holding up one finger of warn
Ing-should he ever do it again. The
rest of the guests trooped In now,
and some were going out on horse
back, some for a sail, and some visit
ing up the river in a barge, and all
were paired off.
"I'm going to drive Cousin Erskine
over the place with my potlies," said
"I'mn going back to bed," interrupt
ed Hugh, "or read i little Latin and
Creek with Mr. Brockton." There
wais inpudence as well as humor in
this, for the tutor had given up Hugh
In despair long ago.
Barbara shook her head.
"You are going with us," she said.
"I want Hugh to ride with me," said
Colonel Dale, "and give Firefly a little
exercise. Nobod.y else can ride him."
The Kentucky boy turned a chal
lenging eye, as did every young man
at the table, and Hugh felt very coi
fortable. While every one was get
ting ready, Harry brought out two
foils and two masks on the porch a
"We fight with those," he said,
pointing to the crossed rapiers on the
wall, "but we practice with these.
Hugh, there, Is the champion fencer,"
lie said, "aind he'll show you."
Harry helped the Kentucky boy to
mask and they crossed foils--1ugh
giving instructions all the time and
"'You'llI lea rni-youa'llI lean fast," het
said. A au' over n Is shouulder to H1airry:
"Why, his wrist is as strohg ats
maine niow, anal lhe's got an eye like
With a twist he wrenched the foil
from his antagonist's hianid and( clat
tered it onl thle steps. Theai Ken tuck
Inn was hoewldered and his face
flushed, le ran foar tihe weapon.
'"You can~h't d10 that aigain.''
"I dlon't bmelieve I canl," laughaed
"Will you learn 111 some1 maore? '"
asked thle hloy eagerly.
"I saurely wvill."
A little later Barbara and her
cousina were trotting smartly alonig a
sand~y ronad thraoughi the tields wvith the
(colonetl aind Hlugha loping in front of
thenm. Firefly was a lalck, mettle
sonie gelading. Hie had rear-ed anid
phumnged whean Hugha mounuted, and
evenl now lie wals chamnping his bit
and11 leaping playfully at times, but
tile ladl salt lhim withI aln unconcern
of his caipers that held the Kenatuacky
"G osh," lie said, "'but Hugh can
rlie! I wvonider if lie cou11 hsaky on
him ba 111rebac(k."
"I suippose so," Biarbara sauid ; "Hugh
can1 (10 anuything."
Many qulestionls the little girl asked1
--aud~ somei1 of the boy's answers
mnad(e her- shuadder'.
"P'apa said last night that several
of our kinsfolk spoke of golig to your
couantry in a pmarty, anmd Iliarry and
Hugh are crazy to go wvith thent.
Paplja saId people0 would lbe swvarmilng
over the Cumtberlanad maounatauns he
"I wish you'd come along."
"I wouldin't like to lose my hair."
"I'll watch out for thtat," said the
boy with such coanfhdent gravity thtat
Balrbara turned to look at lham.
"I believe you would," she mur
muaredh. And presently:
"What (lid the Indianas call you ?"
"Wite Arrow. That's lovely. Why?"
"I couald ouatruan all the other boys."
"Then you'll have to run tomorrow
when we go to tile faair at Williams
"Dave Yandell," added the
stranger, smiling and taking off
his cap, i
(rO ham COk4mINU '
TUB FROCKS AN
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TIiJ streets of the cities hear evi
dence that women haive decided to
wear clothes that look cornfortable and
are comfortable. in the hottest days of
summer. All those cool aril colorful
fabric's that are a joy in the country,
and at summer resorts, live come to
town mnd are making thenselves very
much at home on the streets and ev
erywhere else. Crepe de chine, thab
seems to catch and multiply every lit
tle breeze, other crepes; printed silks
and chiffons and the sheer cottons,
make a kaleidoscope of color in
the shopping districts and ten rooms,
set off by transparent black, pale gray,
belige and a generous proportion of
whito touched with color.
In dresses of silk, for all-day wear,
crepes are by far the most popular of
materials. These utility dresses are
simply designed. White skirts with
colored topcoats or tuxedo sweaters,
op the rever'se ord'.ler, colored skirts
withI wite coats or swenters, prove
themsei5lves a boon for thle street, anmd
the comnbinmntlIon of hlnck aind while is
as well conid(er'ed as ev.er for warmil
summier dalys. Th~le aft ernoon01 - inds
p~rolmaders in miore( elabloraitely imade
trocks whilh just now are gracefully
irnlpedl affaIrs, unkle length and often
>f printed materials in iovely colors.
In cot ton maiteoriii, tubl frocks fo r
the street lindicate that combiat ins
of the stronger colora and white, mande
up with white organdie, have comae
to stay. Dotted 5wlss in the (larker
luhes, brown, black or helge, with
wilite (dots, hans few rivals In Its re
freshing crispness and coolness, and
two pretty i'rocks made of it are
shown nhove. Next In popularity
stand1 checked and crossbar ginghams,
with a few rluliet iplaidsl In theIr coim
pany, also hn morinig thle diantiiness of
orgaid clein t heIr trimmngs and1( acces.
A new arrival among these cool cot
ton frocks is marde of white batiste
wIth trimming of gay cretonne and
the combina ilon Is cheerful and prom
ising. Usualily the iast of August finds
these mild-sommeiir frocks making their
ICHETED HATS g
exit, but it is only "good-by till we
"'T'here 1s nothing new under the
sun," but there are plenty of
thinga that are relhtively new and
among them are those sinart crocheted
hats that are moaking their appearance
in displays oft headwear for sports
and outdooring. One wonders that t
they were not thought out long ago,
since capls for infants and children
have been crocheted for years. But
Si p it i s a e ta ow t i
Jthas been neentupillishi, inii it is here.
It isii )' a 1beautIu iad dist intly Arnier
fean treato, and iristoerntie affal ir.
ith realnted ednfor nalo iguy coun
hind, theat bIn toshae n ntoernt.i
'i'ho'se hats ar Iinade11111 of severn'i ma.O
terias ad suplrted bt vir net, ine
visible sitlk wires. Vool yarns.
ei('lleC, silk blher brid hs andi~ speela Ily
veryl' oftn t'iIhilr hdecoraltion31 is croeted'
and1( SRewId on. Ini thle simiiple m~odelsi
hpictured'( of wool yarns, the~ biraidled (01.
nlrately. (OnI two otf these bats Frenchi
Now the Thing.
knot', of havy yarn decorate the
Very beaui~tifuil flowvers and fruits
cr'ochletedi or miade in other ways of
yarn, chenille, heavy silk floss, or
habl(ind-mad anud hand-colored blossoms
and1( frits of velvet or silk, appear' 0n
tihe dbreiser crocheted hatts of (ebile
andir silk. All colors aire uznusualiy
rich in these miaterals. Th'ie croche'ted
hat Is not aln ineQxpensive( i temi sinco
It is made by hand and1( ents5 up tium
1and( Iine stuffs.
Th'ese huats In wvhi t yar n, (eheilhe
or Bilk fiber, and~ ini whliteu ith aI color31,
as whit and 11( ('merald greena, whiiite and
red(, mauke lovely additions00 to bite
. C erYain I vamTW4 .... "I ((os09 .
[Conducted by National Counel of the Bo
Scouta of America.)
BUSINESS MEN IN SCOUTING
Blurron Collier of New York City In
ypileal of see of the biggest business
non in the country who are devoting
iuch tiine to boy scout Interests. Mr.
:ollier is a nunn of very extensive na-t
olunal businless Interests. ie Is vlee
hilrinan of the Greater New York
onulnittee of which Franklin D.
toosevelt is (ilirina. Mr. Collier is
ineself chairinan of the cansping
omnittee for Greater New York,
bitlh Is operating at this time the
Lrgest boys' enanp In the world.
'This (eninp is lonte1l at Kannhwanhlk
1k1lsz, t'14ar n tinalnin, Int erst ni e 'tll.
sntil's pt rk, New Yik:;. h'lis b c 11tup ac
enninodati's 2,700r boy"s per- week Anci
coi41sts of 21 difierenI Iness unli, .
Boys comne not onily" front (;rester New
'orkl but froni Wes te hesteor nut01t y ,
Nt*ev York l t1', und1 inany c'intinii.
ties in New .lerseyV.
It is through Ihe liltes'rest of me'n
like ir. ('ollter, Mir. ii'i''sevelt, MortI.
n1101" I,. S~ i.f), 13n( ot hers-. tIh t ne"
cot~lplishintents (of this kindl are pos1.
BoY SCOUTS NUMBER 432,013
It has just b1'ee1 o11i4ieIiy lo 110111e41
thiat Ilhe gitin in b oy scouts lurinlg the
laist full year hias been 18I5.-I. ''his
3Iukll~esI the IpreseVAi total(01' litby 4ut1115
'It2,1o1, the high wUater 11na1rk in ithe
hlistory~ of scontlling. Thle~ numbelnr of
I27,5S11, iekinig a1 grnil tin1 431 551),.
Thlese fliure's were't gi venl ont1 in ai
report fl thie' chII ief Aou xecu llye0 ~iIi t
hI( 1n1elin 141f1 the11oi (ILetilv1e1 boto
If Atelni whlich wals hel a sh~ort
tI ilt, a1go. T1hi as Wthte list lueet ing
If 111m exetivel honrdt13P unt il fall.
O the li gure's showin 1g ai greait con1
stut 31 increasin51g initrst. lii scoutin1 g,
lh' ((ountry 23vert', aire? that tluing t he
pa1st 111iv 4nonth 11olf tis year a total1 n
if .57,0010 rlueril bad1(ges werle obta11ined'(
13y 501ou11 s1 asCorlnae~i wit hi -0u,7:1 for
the' sa3114 11wrlod1 h31st yeari, r a1 gaI~n
)f .11 peur li-nt. TPhel Ineit hnldgesar
Lim a1wards4 elf mierit tha1t al seoull at
taIn55s11(I a li e goe 1 on 4 up 11 til'e ladider
from 1a 31irsi (13155 scou1. I.'v hund111 lered
'hlrig 1the s;u' llodiee ofl la1st yearl.
4tmla3rd1'i 34f4111 ntg thai3t aI boy ennf
All 'if Ithe above IV' li 0res5 arte very
larnge st moi~vlelwn fo boysIi333 in \thle
11,rld 11hat h1313 to doI with Iih(urne1ter
)Ilillinig 3411 l'/.11enshlIp irainlng.
GOOD TURN TO HOSPITAL
Tie'rre 1111111 scots ha 11ve, b y thiir
)wII ea3rniings, p)ro)v ied forn lhe fur
nlshintg of ai roo~in at the1 Ne'w linioni
projleett1Wht i et11s1worth nIlin ht the
bioys ndhered 34trictly3 to scout prin
celpes' aned as3k 1ed 1 1no uny fromn thle
public. Th'le TVerre 11h1111 Staur iln
comlinlenlinlg upon~l this5 goodl turn,
snys: *F-brough 1 ihe yeari s t~ o~t om thatt
he hiospitl 1 serves iil~fl huaIty the hoy
scoult reornli will reiietin ns5 ai mlemorial
to thle grenti mol~vt'erent to Iilike better
boys3 andlh as al tribute to' thel bo0ys who
were5 iInIPred to e helpifil I itna sub.
stantiaul way for thje lasting beneflt of
TAKE A BOOK TO CAMP
The lbrary (omiss1i5.ionl of t he Roy
scouits of A mlerleen Is delopinjlg It nn1
11onwiie enm )111imiin~g Inl the intecrest of
Taeik 1 lMonk teo Ciamnp" Is thle slogian.
'di IlorijIl feattue aI~'4lre 1ppear31in in Ill i
coult. ptil'ienin and11 e111 fort11 is beIng
rgi zationis to1 leadI celoperatio 1 la)II
nakin31g it peossible fo~r bloys to take
vi'thi tho'ml to enmpitrs such boo~lks ont the
mut-of-dooru ats will make14 naturet the
nore meaninltJrful in thleml
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