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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 22

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, December 15, 1897
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CH A.PTEKS 1.-At the beginning of the civil ar Valentme. Weldon wasjMpeBted of tb» murder went west . ---- --- _ dren Howaid. Alice and Clara.CaptuIn Bran. don co "ducted the train when it £»£«! the far west. Two bad Characters. H»niT Jvyie ird f root Robt), joined them II— Henry Kyle 90^1 leaveBtbe train and vtelts her father and lister Nora, who attempt to turd him Ironi Kyle, 111 - r-nr warns fcaptain Brandon «»lnst Bouton i ? V —The aliases accuse Or. Blancard ol na\- 'ni murdered his wife. vr-Lou-s Kyle enliBte a flifhtins hermit called the Prophet in behalf of the BlMictiurds against Bouton. ^ "• -? a « h deserts the Blanchara ana <roos to Beaton. CkpUlQ Brandon encounters Henry Birhts him and leaves him lor dead Valentino Kyle confesses that hi is \ a WeJdon. and that h- killed his brother Frederick unintentionally. IX-Tbe Blisses give Bouton their Plan. They mean to jret to Blanchards out of the way and claim the Weidon, ostato. to which the Blanchsrds are heirs. X-Caotaln Brandon visits the.P-ophet. XI- Dr. BlSnohard Is seized by Bouton, XII- ijaptiin Brandon eiipturea Pawn and ROOD CHAPTER Captain Brandon did not tell Patch »nd Robb what he was going to do •with them, so, as they tottered on behind the horses, they felt certain that the ropes about their waist would be used to hang them when the next halt •was made. While the gags in their mouths did not prevent their breathing neither of them could communicate with the other, nor ask the questions that were bursting at his scaled lips. "Within an hour from the time of starting the party halted between Bouton 's camp and "the mountains to the .south. The captain took the gag from Pont Robb's mouth and nuked : "Do you want to save your life?" "You can bet heavy I do," gasped Hobb. "There is only one way to do it" — "Point out that way, and I'm your man, " interrupted Kobb. "You are sure that Black Eagle arid his people are coming this way?" "About shore, captain," replied the other. "And that they will have Dr. Blanch- axd with them?" "That's 'bout the size of it — at least it looks so to me." "I want you to do exactly what I command you when we meet up with Black Eagle and his party. ' ' "All right, captain. I'm your man, but I want to ax this: Won't you let me. and my pard go free when you're through „ Dr. Blanchara; unopposed, had" gone over to where his son was standing with tho herders. '' Howard! Howard!" he called out. 'Here, my father, here!" The young man ran forward, and in his great de- -atch tr «~ bank of the stream and sat ' ^nnpur *«*«* with a fresh.agony ana • atcn l " —-, . •" , ^^ ..v^w cm taunt us with our helplessness — down beside him under a tree. 2s ow go ± on. but talk low, and for your life after ! ^^^ ^ uTa this tell no one the story " . - x j b , ^trer impulse of Patch told his story with much derail, j => uu ^ vul L ou<; -> F nor did he neglect to give himself due , prominence. Vheu he had concluded, ! Bouton slapped him on the back. "Now, Patch, not a word of this to anyone. Do you understand?" "You can bet your bottom dollar I do. I'm up to snuff, "l am. Tho feller that can keep a stiller ttmjra»Jn his mouth than me was born dumb." | "Good. Now go aiid take a sleep. It will soon be daylight." Patch followed this advice by coiling up where he was and going to sleep at once, and Bouton went back to the slumbering fire and resumed his dozing. Sim Blifci was awake when Patch came gasping into camp. Waiting till Patch sat down, '' Sim, always ready to play the spy, crept softly over to a point I think we might trust that saddle and folded him to his heart as if a child hl the conversation without , observed. And when, for greater secu- « nB u« M »«- _.~~- started to ' rity, Bouton led Patch to the edge of the creet his father, Patch, bound though stream, Sim followed, and not a word Ems were and with a gag in his escaped him. He communicated-what he Deadwood .aid tele "Fire, Black Eagle, fire!" mouth, at onco started off, the darkness aiding his flight. Eobb was away with Black Eagle, and Louis Kyle was a prisoner in the same hands. The captain was not long in ascertaining the exact state of affairs, and, though he was deeply pained at the loss of his young friend, he reasoned that it would be unwise to follow up Black Eagle's parry. "This is our chance," he said. "Bouton's party is divided, and if we hasten to his camp wo can surprise and overpower him." "Ami free my daughters," said the doctor, uov>- fully alive to tho situation and its necessities. "Let us mount and push on," urged Howard. All got into the saddle, but Louis Kyle's herders refused, one and all, logo into tho valley. "The danger is but little. There may be no fighting at all," said the captain. "We do not dread the danger," s;:id the leader of the herders, a tall, stern man, "nor do we shrink from battle." ' 'Why, then, will you not, follow me? It is but a few miles to yourter fire. "We came hither with Louis Kyle. He is otir youug master and our chief. He is and ever has been near to our with us?" "If you do as I require, I will lot you off for the present. As soon as it is daylight I propose to hang your 'pard,' as you call tho renegade cuss who betrayed us," suid the captain sternly. A "Hist!" from the front and the Bound of hoofs attracted the captain's attention. "Do as I say," continued Captain Brandon, who was still near Robb. "That is Black Eugle and his crowd! Shout to them to halt!" On the instant Robb called out: "Black Eagle, stop!" "Is that you, Robb?" "Yes." "I thought you were on the other side ol the valley." "I was, but Bouton called me back," "And sent you after me?" "Yes." "What does he want now?" "He has changed-his mind," said Bobb, who was obeying his instructions with fine ardor. "Changed his mind!" echoed the amazed chief. "Yes; he wants you to keep on to Quartz Run, where he'll meet you in the morning, and send back the doctor by me." "Are you alone?" "No. Henry Kyle is with me." ' 'Very well. Both come up and I will give the old white man into your charge." . The caotain whispered to Louis Kyle, whose form was much like his misled brother's, to take charge of the prisoner and to shoot him down if he attempted to play false. Without a -word the young man went on, with his left hand grasping one of the outlaw's •bound arms and his right hand clutching the stock of his pistol. Louis walked boldly up to the group of Indians, and in the indistinct light he recognized the doctor. "Here is the old white man," said Black Eagle. "I am sorry you are going to take him back, Tho doctor rode toward the two men, and as he did so one of the Indian's , horses became restless and plunged, against Louis Kyle and Font Robb. So sudden and unexpected was the collision that Kyle was dnshed to the ground, jmd with a quick bound Robb was in among the Indians, "Fire, Black Eagle, fire! We are •nrrounded by Brandon's men. Hold on to the prisoner!" The astounded chief and his followers did not know what to make of this, Entail realized that they were in the midst of danger, and quick as a flash they were off their horses. "LoTiis Kyle! Louis!" shouted Captain Brandon. Lotus had straggled to his feet from under the flinty hoofs when Robb saw him and called out: "That's one of Brandon's men! Hake him » prisoner arid gee back!" ' Louift Kylewsw seized and dragged back, jxut as the captain realized the In the hearts," said the man solemnly. I know that, and were he here he would have you obey me.'' Were he here we should obey you without a thought of refusing. But he is not here, and that is why we must go. How could we enter the valley where dwell his mother, his father and his sister and say to them: 'Louis wat taken from before our eyes by the renegade Indians under Black Eagle, and we dared not follow. Louis would die to save others, but wo raised not our liands to save him. No, Captain Brandon, though our hearts are good to you, we cannot remain with you. Even as I speak they may be murdering Louis Kyle, as they would have murdered this tldinan." And how long will you follow Black Eagle?" asked the perplexed captain, who at that moment was deliberating about accompanying the herders on what he considered a fruitless mission. Till we all die or rescue him," was the heroic reply. The other herders grunted their approval and began impatiently to gather up their bridle reins. "Go, then, and may success follow you. Should you meet up with Louis Kyle, as I pray you may, say that I and my rVo friends will hang on Bonton's trail till we die or have won." The captain waved his hand, and the herders turned and disappeared on the trail of Black Eagle and his braves. CHAPTER STV. Bouton was dozing by the campfire and dreaming over the plans that had filled his brain during the day. He was aroused by feeling a body pushed rudely against him, and he started up, expecting to find that one of the horses had broken his picket rope and wandered over to the fire. Great was Boston's surprise at seeing before him a man with a cag in his mouth and his arms bound. It was not till he had taken out the gag and cut the cords that he recognized in the frightened, half strangled man before him the renegade Patch. With an oath Bonrou demanded to know what had happened. Patch gave it as his belief that a very hot place had broken loose. "Sitdowu, man, and get your breath," said Bouton, laying his hand on Patch's shoulder and forcing him down. "Sit down and tell me all about it Don't speak out loud, for I've just had a devil of a time trying to quiet those two girls." Patch did sit down, and after a time he got his breathing under control and told his story with considerable clearness, though Bouton's impatient questions prevented anything like a consecutive narrative. "And Brandon rescued the doctor?" aaid Bouton at lengrh. "Yes. It all happened just as I told you." "Hist! For your life, do not speak so loud. Here! Follow rae away from the fire. We must speak where there is no danger of being overheard." H« led his way to graph to his father to como on. While they were discussing the situation in frightened whispers the stars began to pale and the crests of the mountains! to the west took on the hue of fire opals. Bearded figures rose from the ground in every direction and began to yawn and stretch themselves. The horses and mules, resting with lowered hips besid.e the river, began to prick up their ears and resume their grazing. The fires were renewed, and those whose duty it was to cook set about getting the morning meal. Henry Kyle went down to the river to wash his face an^ hands. He bent over a mirrorlike expanse under the shade of a bush, and he was horrified at the expression of his own face. It was so aged, ghastly and haggard. He had not slept much, end it seemed to him that he could never sleep again. His mother was ever in his mind, or when he was not thinking of her he was troubled about the prisoners, and he cursed himself for the part he had taken ia their capttire. Having bathed, he returned to the campfire, and though it was out of his way he passed near the tree under which Alice and Clara were sitting. The former did not raise her white face. There was no need to do so. He could seethe unutterable anguish of its expression, and again he mentally cursed himself. Ho loved Alice Blanchard with all the fervor and blindness of his impulsive nature, and he imagined that when she was wholly under his protection he could win her. But he had learned his mistake. Ho looked at Clara in an indefinite way, as oue preoccupied stares into space. He saw tho slender, girlish figure and the sad, wondering eyes, and he staggered back and woke up to a realization of tho situation. He could have sworn for the moment that his sister Nora was before him. Like one fascinated and moving against a weakening will, he went over and with uncovered head stood before the sisters. Still Alice never looked up. She could not have been aware of his presence. The' terrible grief in her brave, pure heart controlled every thought of her brain. The introverted look could take no cognizance of the external world. She did not return his bow, made no sign to indicate that she was aware of his presence, but she was thrilled when he fell on his knees and said with a choking voice : "For God's sake, let me speak to you!" "Speak," replied Clara. "We are helpless to prevent you. " • -I do not blame you for hating me, " he stammered and rising stood with dejected head. "I, and I alone, am to blame for the misfortune that has befallen you. In my heart, which is not yet wholly dead to the early teachings of a well beloved mother, I realize my own degradation, and I come to offer you my aid." "Your aid! Yon offer your aid!" said Alice in low, sad tones that pierced him like knife thrusts. "That is what I said, and I will die before I break my word. ' ' "Your word!" In this there was another thrust. "I do not blame you for doubting it. I have done everything to make myself and my promises despicable in your eyes. But try me and trust me. Let me know how I can help you. " "Truly, you. must be anxious. " "lam." "Then rou must, be blind if you can- no* see what we want," she said, averf- my heart." He turned as if in obedience to her imperative gesture and walked slowly back to where Bouron and his gang •were grouped. When he hud gone out. of hearing, Clara, who had followed him with her eyes, turned to her sister and said: • 'Alice, man." "Trust him?'' repeated Alice. "Yes." ""And you, with a memory, suggest such a thought?'' "Bathe seems to have changed. It may be that lie hasrepenwd and is anxious to help us.'' "Anxious to help us? Have we done anvthing to prevent his helping us if he has that desire? Why should, he come "« himself j here to ask what we need? Is he ignorant of our wants?" Patch came over at this juncture with their breakfast and set it before them, then sneaked back to a place from they left it uutasted. Immediatley after breakfast Sir.i Bliss and his brother drew Bouton to one side, and the former said: ' 'Tom is going to start for Deadwood this morning.'' "What for?" asked the amazed Bouton. "He is going to telegraph east for more money.'' "That ain't a bad idea. We need money very much. When will he come back?" "In a week or ten days." "With the cash?" "I hope so, " replied Sim. "Very well, anything I can do to help him let me know, have sense enough not Of cc-irse he'll to tell where I am if he meets any one anxious to know." Tom assured Bouton that he knew what he was about, and that he couU keep a quiet tongue in the interest of his friends. The result of this agreement was that before noon Tom Bliss, well mounted and armed, was on the way to Deadwood. MIXED PARAGRAPHS. NEW THINGS. •J3T Forty years ago there were 2,000 lepers in Norway. Today there are abcat 800. Maine's steamboat trific, both coastwise and foreign, is having quite a boom. Berlin has no slums; its alleys are clean and well paved, and it claims to be one of the healthiest cities in the world. The Duke of Fife is said to keep twelve suits going at the same time, and never wears the same clothes twice in th'e same week. "Tommy," said the teacher, "what is meant by nutritious food?" "Something that ain't .got no taste to it," replied Tommy.—Tit-Bits. i Nothing pleases a woman more than for her husband to return from a trip and say: "I haven't had a thing fit to eat since I leff'-^Atchison Globe. He—I suppose if your father found me here he would kick .me out of the :oor. She—Oh, I don't know. Papa's ranting is wretched.—Detroit Journal. A recently patented nickel-m-tna- lot machine polishes shoes, perfumes he clothing, opens a mirror and gives he user a stick of gum in one operation. The Emperor Francis Joseph has au- horized the University .of Buda Pesti confer on the queen of Roumani* he honorary degree of doctor of phi- osophy. Belgian swindlers have been pasting ;ransparent paper over the postage stamps they put on letters. The paper ook the postmark, leaving the stain* beneath uncanceled. Bicycle pedals are being made with, an adjustable extension at the rear to slide into the hollow of the shoe next to the heel and prevent the foot from slipping forward on the pedal. A Minnesota man insists that com makes a better and cheaper fuel than coal. He raised enough corn on tea acres to heat his house and feed two horses and a cow fhrougb the winter. Five cats were boxed up by the patient possessor of twenty-three in Punta Gorda, Fla.. and expressed to the mayor of Arcadia, and on the third day after shipment each cat -had come back. Everything in this world is merely relative, nothing absolute. By a giraffe, for example, the collars that ar» worn by onr fashionable youth would not be considered at all high.—Boston Transcript. Isidore Wolfe, 3. merchant o£ Camden. S. C.. was shot in the face by a. ruffian in that town seven years ago, anfl the bullet split on his cheek bone. One-half was extracted, but the other half could not be found. The other day Lanterns can be carried on the ends | if wagon tongues, instead of on tie wagon body, by means of a new hold- r. which consists of a cap to slide iver the end of tbe pole and support a Bracket for the lamp, and a wire guard o keep the horses from striking it. A handy support for curling irons to hold them over the gas jel for heat- ng consists of a hinged arm with a clamp at one end to engage the gas burner and a spring clip at tbe other end, which can be swung into position near the flame to support the curler. To safely transport animals in ar- dinarj* railroad cars a portable siall is used, having four corner posts, set in movable floor and supporting an adjustable roof, with a feed trough hung on the posts at one end and padded boards extending aloug the sides of the stall. To prevent tbe slipping of belts on pulleys movable pieces are set in tbe wheel rim and held in place by springs which, allow the pieces to protrude os^ yond the surface of the rim when a certain speed is attained, to increase the circumference o£ the wheel and tighten the belt. A Michigan woman has patented an improvement in screen doors to keep files out when tbe door opens, constructed of flexible folding sections, «hich allow the guard to collapse as the door shuts, the device being attached to tbe top and upper portion ol the door and casing. Sign lettering is made easy by a new device, which, consists of a spacing dial having a series of radial points to correspond with the letters to be formed with a ruling arm working in con- •iunction with the dial to determine ithe angle and shape of the different 'letters composing the sign. To indicate whether letter collectors have visited all the boses on their route a new letter bos is provided with a. ticket punch and tbe carrier is furnished with a number of tickets pivoted together, one of which he inserts in each box to be punched by the action of opening tbe door. Oar levers can be used to turn a screw propeller in a recently patented boat, which has a vertical shaft set in the rear of the boat, witb its lower end geared to the propeller shaft, and the upper end carrying a wheel to which rods are connected from the outer ends of the propelling levers. SKINS ON F8RE Skin= on firs with torturing, dlrflpinnf. Itchiti •', 'junnu;;. blwilinp. scaly, and pimpljr tumor*, instantly relieved by a warm ball- Witt CI-TVCUUA. SOAF, a sin^e application ot CCTici'K-i loiuuneut), ili>? preat ski" cure, and a full dose of CITICUKA IMSOLVKST. (uticura I. wld Ihrourf-Out the world. PorTM, D.*<0. Cow, *«»• Propv. Bo.lon. •• H«i«r t« fur? TgtaiUK Hanioty 1™«- BIDUIO O1/IV1 s«a\p Mid H«ir partfle* »n« B«»- BABl S OWN ti««l b* CLTICCI.* «•>«. 2Jc turned cm! icalkcd rfoirj tog her face and wavin™ her hand as if ihe would diauiss him. "Ton are right. Miss Blanchtuni,' »aid Henry, slowly taking a backwar step. "I ought not to have asked rha question. I should have done something to beget confidence before making r.n offer of my services. Your father"— He \vas" about to add "is gone," bu Alice interrupted him. and in a vray that startled him as he had never been gtartled in his life. ''Do you dare to speak of the man yon hare so vilelv betrayed? Do you come SCRAPS. In St. Louis a "scrub lady" advertises for a position. During 1896 the British government called in £2,400,000 of gold coin, and rehabilitated it at a cost of £33,000. So far the general prosperity seems to have blessedj3verv_oDe exceut those «fHo"5wTDllis"at this office.—AtcblBOs Globe. In the possession of a Bangor jeweler is a string of beads worn by Mary Woodbury, who came to this country in the Mayflower in 1K20. A Kansas City hardware firm received an order from country town the other day for a case of iron tonic. It was turned over to a. drug house. Boston policemen now go about the •treets carefully pasting pieces of po- per over theatrical advertisements that reveal too much of the female form. Jones—"My doctor advises me to ride a wheel an hour a day." Wheeler (contemptuously)—"Only an hofir^ a day! He must be a homeopath."— Puck. A New Orleans paper explains it thus: "The difference between yellow fevei and dengue fever is that yellow fever kills you and dengue fever makes you wish you could die when you can't." Wife—"The tailor said he couldn't make tho gown for less than $225,. sc I told him to go ahead." Husband— "Why in the world didn't you consult me first?" "I didn't want to spend ! the car fare for two visits, dear."— Life. In Arizona there is a town where, because of the aridity of the region^ and the dryness of the climate, water is sold, peddled on the streets like milk, and carried from house to house in canvas sacks on the backs of burros or pack mules. From a Paris paper we take the fol- foling conversation in a police court: The President—"It appears from your record that yon have been thirty-seven times preTiously convicted." The Prisoner (sententioasly)— "Man Is not oerfect."—London Globe. AND CELERY SARSAPARILLA COMPOUND. Nerve Tonic Known. The Greatest d Purific On Earth. It Restore* Strength. Renew* Vitality, Purifies the Blood. Regulate* the Kidney Liver and Bowel* PREPARED BY PecK Medicine Go., NEW YORK. N. Y. For sale by Ben Fisher, Busjabn ft Schneider, W, H. Porter, J. F. Conlson, B. F. Zeesling. THE NEWSMAN Pennyroyal Pills SAFE, SURE AND REUIABUC Especially rccommendedto MMTled.Udlj«. Ask your druggist f°r Ptrrw« WMyrn" "J and take no other. They arajljo °£f ] L? m ' lu« M< ««11«W. Female /tlL Prlcj. »LOOj«i box. Sent by mall upon «<*0* of pHoe. Address all orders to advertUed amenta. PERRIN MEDICINt CO., HCW TOR* Sold by B. F. Mr. Wolfe had a severe sneezing and the piece of bullet flew out. fit. Medium chins, with a suggestive bifurcation in the center on tbe order oi a dimple, with small mounds of flesh on either side, characterize generosity, impulsiveness and a cheery nature. The same size cuins, with a dab of flesh under the center ol the lower lip, indicate meanness, selfishness and brutality. A sm*U, well rounded chin indicates a pleasure lovtag nature, and if dimpled, ail the mow so, for dimpled chins belong to coquettes. People -with dimples love to be petted and liked, and «re fond of admiration and prais*. Th»y are generally fickle. Usually the oowner of this chin is healthy, reeoper- USEFUL HINTS. A bit of giu« dissolved in skim miUt will restore crape. Eibbons of every Kind should be washed in cold suds and not rinsed. A bit of soap nibbed on tbe binges of a door will prevent its srvueakins. Aijong the 55,000,000 innabitants or Germany there are only seventy-eight w-ho have passed their hundredth birthday. IE Chicago, last week, the funeral of Wladyslaw Smulski was held at the St. Smnislaas KostSals church, and the Rev. Father Vincent Brazynsti at- jSciated. „ The old log cabin in Froat Royal. Va., in which George Washington Itr- ed while surveying between 174S and 17S2, is still standing in fair condition and is used as a spring noose. It is said that the patterns on tfc« finger-tips arc not only unchangeable through life, but the chance of the finger prints of two p«w>n« beta* •like it low. tl»n on* mlOODPOISON tor procU , t& day*. VI VO* TT^«» »- •—"» HELD&FLOWERS Cb« ew atWA mtMMtt Sww* <SS$3j5tt&^ttJ3&

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