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"»K^ CH irrERS 1.-At the beginning of the civil ivar Valentine Weldon was suspected of ihe murder of His brother Fred-rick, who had disappeared. IT. Blao^-hard married their Bister. He became a widower, aod years after the Bupooeod murder went west with hie children. Howard. Alice and Clara-Captain Brandon conducted the train when it rnachod the far west. Two bad cdaraoterB. Henry Kyle and front Robb. Joined them. 11-Henry Kyle soon leave§ tbe tra'n and TisiiB her father and sister Nora, who attomnt to tura him from hi* evil life. Ill—Two lawyers named Bliss come to the WPS! from VirKinia to ftttem pt to force tbo Ulanclnrdg to reuaquMi the Weldon estate. i'ho Ullages ally themselves with one Bouton and his jcnwr, who are ready for any villainy IV—Louis Kyle, Henry Kyle s brother warns Captain Brandon against Bouton s (fang V.—The Blisses accuse Hr. Blancard of hnv- inir murdered his wife. Vf-Lou'B Kyle enlists a flirhttaK hermit called the Prophet In behalf of the Blanchards asrHinat Bouton. VU-Patch deserts the Biacohara and goes to Beuton. Captain Brandon encounters Henry Kyle, flifhUhimnnd leaves him for dead \lll- VHientice Kyle confesses that ha is Valentino Weldon and that h» Wiled his brother Frederick unintentionally. IX-Tue Bliaees give Houton their plan. They mean to net the Blanchardg out of the way and claim tho Weldon estate, to which the Blanchtirds are holrrj. X-Captain Brandon visits tho P'ophet. XI— Dr. Blanohard is seized by Bouton, Xll- Captiun Brandon cuptures Patch and Hobb CHAPTER XX. Bouton had sent on the plunder of Kyle's valley to the camp of which Patch was then in charge. He expected to hear of Henry Kyle!s death on his return. He was angry with Black Eagle for not having annihilated the herders, and he became wild with rage when Font Robb told them the herders had made their escape the moment he withdrew his men at the order of the Shoshone. "It's the Prophet's doin's," said Font Robb. "The Prophet!" "Yes, Bouton. He's over thar with Louis Kyle," and Font Robb pointed to •where the men were standing. Bouton drev,' a pistol and urged his horse over, but if he had any purpose to shoot he changed his mind when he Baw the Prophet standing with the long rifle resting in the hollow of his arm and his blue eyes glittering with a light that meant misi-hief. Nora Kyle, after her cry on seeing hor brother, tried to reach him, but Bouton ordered his men { to take her back. Bouton dismounted after returning his pistol to his belt, and ass-unring an air of bravado that did not indicate his feelings ho asked: "Where did you como from?" "From the scene of your robbery and outrage," said the Prophet without hesitation. "And why did you come here?" "To tell your people that the hour of vengeance is approaching—to find Henry Kyle and tell him that Boutou's torch has fired his father's home and to assure Louis Kyle that more than one friend was watching him from the mountains round.'' "And have you done all this?" "I visited your camp left in charge of the renegade Patch, and I there learned that Henry Kyle had fled from his vile Associates. Before this he has learned «f your deed? and taken the oath of annihilation." Desirous of talking alone with the Prophet. Boutou motioned for his companions to get back, then sinking his voice without lessening the malignity of his expression he said: "Did I not tell you never to come near my camp?'' "What if you did? Think you that I am to be ordered by you—that I, who for long years have been a free man in these hills, am to be controlled by a godless heathen and red handed bandit? I come and go as do the winds, and you might as well try to stop them as to control me,'' replied the Prophet, his bearing more defiant and his strong right hand pressed against the lock of his rifle. "I have never been so foolish to try- to check the wind or alter its course, bat no man ever defied me who did not find me ready to resist or oppose. I have never crossed your path. I have let yon have your own way, but you have seen fit to cross my path, and you must take the consequences.'' "I never shirk any consequences. If you think to restrain me it must be at your own peril." The Prophet raised his voice, and every man within 100 yards of where they stood heard him. Bouton dreaded this man as he did no other man in the world, but he well knew that to show fear would be to lose control over his equally superstitious men. He had told them before to shoot the Prophet on sight, but they had not done so. Ho now resolved that they should keep him a prisoner if he could not prevail on them to kill him. Now, if ever, he must be strong, and he was equal to the occasion. Turning to his men he called out: '•The Prophet and Louis Kyle are prisoners. If they attempt to escape, shoot them down." He pointed to the men who •were to do this work and then went over to •where Black Eagle was talking to Nora Kyle, whom he had assisted from her horse. "Miss Kyle," said Bouton, removing his cap, "I regret that my desire for your continued safety should force me to seem harsh. I request that you speak to no person in this party but myself." "I was speaking to her about Kn- •hat," said Black Eagle, "and the white maiden does not tell me the story you did." "Because she knows nothing about it. How should she?" "8h« should know all," wid the In- tiw. "Yet she does not. Hark! What shouting is that up- the hill?" asked Bon ton. "Mr braves are chasing the herders." "I thought I heard a woman's cry." Bouton listened again, and us the cry •was not repeated he turned to Nora and said: "My conduct seems harsh, but in the end you -will see that I am your best friend.'' To this Nora made DO reply—indeed her attention was that moment attracted by the rapid discharge of rifles and the shrill cries of the Indians. "There is fighting, Black Eagle!" shouted Bouton. "There has been fighting all day," replied the Shoshonc. ' 'The herders are out of the canyon, and my people are following them up.'' "It is more than that." "What more can it be?" "I hear a woman's cry." "We shall soon leam all about it," said Black Eagle with that stoical indifference that Indians assume so often as to make it seem a natural characteristic, though it certainly is not." "Hall! There they come! We will know now." "They have with them a prisoner," said Bouton. The outlaw chief went out to meet the Indians, who were coming down the rocks. He had not gone many yards when, to his great joy, he saw and recognized Alice Blanchard. The poor girl was much exhausted. Her feet were nearly bare, and her hands and face were blistered by exposure to the broiling sun of the day just closing. She and Clara had become 'separated just as the Indians came in sight. The latter, blinded by ultrm, ran off with all speed, and, as it turned out, she went "They have with them a prisoner," said Bouton. in the right direction, for in her flight she ran into the arms of Captain Brandon, who, with his party, had been searching for the girls. Though Alice had not lost her presence of mind, she was so overcome by exhaustion that flight was impossible, and so she fell into the hands of Black Eagle's braves. At sight of Boutou the little strength that had enabled her to walk in the midst of the Indians and so prevented their laying hands on her gave way, and she fell to the ground in a swoon. He was about to take her up in his arms when he heard a cry behind him, and the next instant Nora Kyle was kneeling beside Alice, and her white arms were supporting the beautiful head. Alice speedily revived, and, looking at the beautiful, sad face bending over her, she could not but think in the uncertain light that it was her sister. "And you did not escape, Clara?" she sighed. "I am Nora Kyle, the sister of Louis, and—and"—she was going to add, "of Henry," but she checked herself and ended by saying, "and I, too, am a prisoner.'' ' 'A prisoner I God pity you." "A prisoner, and so is Louis." Unknown to each other, though united by a close bond of consanguinity, these two girls were at once drawn to each other by that strongest of ties, a common affliction. Nora Kyle knew that the girl resting in her arms was her cousin, but she could not tell her so. She felt that the secret of her father's crime must remain locked in her breast forever, yet did the fact impress her now, and she, who had often in her solitude sighed for a sister, now felt that she had one in her arms. they discovered Blaflc Eagle's Indian* and at the saute time caught sight of the two girls between the two lines. They charged down and met Clara flying toward them. She was caught in the captain's arms, and Howard Blanchard was for pressing on, but the captain, seeing that' the Indians outnumbered them three to one, called a halt and prudently got his men under cover of the rocks. They saw Alice being carried off, but they did not dare to fire on the men surrounding her for fear of doing her harm. As soon as it was dark Captain Brandon cautioned his little band to remain where they were while he crept down to ascertain the position and force of the enemy. Clara was so much unnerved arid fatigued that it was found impossible to go on with her that night, and so, making virtue a necessity, it was agreed to remain where they were till morning. Soon after dark, to the surprise and joy of all, the Prophet entered the camp, and in reply to .John Clyde's question as to where he came from he replied: '•I have come up again from the valley of the shadow of death with no faculty impaired. I have been in the fiery furnace and come out tinscorched. Yes, I have even been in the den of lions and heard them roaring, but they cowered before my glance and did not dare to strike their hungry teeth into my flesh. I did not fear, for I relied not on my own strength. Nay, I courted the danger, and, lo! I am here. What harm has befallen our people?" The captain gave a verbal report of everything that happened. Then the Prophet, with more directness and much less ambiguity than was his habit, related his own adventures, to the great amazement of. his friends. ' 'And how did you come to escape?'' asked the captain when the Prophet told of his capture. "I left in the darkness. Though the guards saw me as plainly as you do now, they dared not to raise their rifles against the Mountain Prophet. I held them as with a spell, but the spell would have been broken had I attempted to carry off Louis Kyle. Trust me, his rescue will come in good time,'' said the Prophet. "Now, in truth," said the delighted captain, "I feel strong, and unless Bou ton gets all his force together I will not shrink from giving him battle.'' "Ah, my friends," cried honest John Clyde, "did I not say last night that things were on the mend? I am not a prophet, but I knew we could not be beaten all the time.'' "A hopeful man is better than a prophet of evil. Let me clasp thy hand, my friend, for good words are next to inspired words,'' said the Prophet, and he took John Clyde's hand and shook it heartily. The captain then told him what they had planned about Clara before he came up or they had thought of seeing him. "Aud you planned right, but now it must be changed somewhat," said the Prophet. "Myself and the doctor will go on with the maiden to my retreat, and when we have left her with friends we will return with food, and mayhap we may have more aid. I have called for it, and it may be forthcoming in time. Follow me on the trail of the foe and strike whenever he comes within reach of your arms.'' The Prophet drew the herders to one side and talked to them for some time in low tones, and, though they made no audible reply, it was evident from the way in which they nodded their heads that they were agreeing with him. He came back, leaped on his horse, and, motioning to the doctor to take a position on the other side of Clara, they rode off without leave taking save a wave of the Prophet's long arms. "That is his habit," said the captain to Howard. "The Prophet is strong in welcoming, but his feelings will not permit him to say farewell." The men cheerfully obeyed the captain's order, and, leaping into the saddle, started off to find Bouton's trail. There was no trouble in getting on the track of the outlaws. The hoofs of the cattle stolen from Kyle's valley were visible in every stretch of earth, and they had cut into the moss covered rocks like hieroglyphics. It soon became evident that Bouton's CHAPTER XXL Throughout all the trouble Captain Brandon had shown himself to be tireless and patient. If he ever felt fatigue, he never spoke of it, nor did he show it by any lessening of his amazing energy. If he ever lost heart, as he might well do in the face of the continued and ever increasing troubles, he succeeded in keeping his depression to himself. From the first he was hopeful, and when others got low spirited he cheered them •up and strengthened them with assurances of final success. "When he pushed his way to the place where he had seen Alice and Clara from the opposite side of the canyon and found them missing, he gave no sign of impatience. To the doctor, who was nearly di»- oonsolate, the captain said: "There is good reason for their le»ring. Let ns try to find their trail" They were engaged, in this w/>rk when "If there's any little job you'd like to tore pushed through." party had gone to their old camp, a fact that gave the captain not a little encouragement. About noon they reached the encircling hills that command a view of the whole valley. They saw the herds grazing by the river, the horses staked near the fires, and could make out the line that separated the Indians from their allies. ****** When Bouton reached his camp, which he did before daylight, he was delighted to find a large accession to his force. More than a score of white men had come in irom the south and as many rnnsiway Indians from the reservations to the north and east. In addition to robbing stages and killing miners, Bouton's gang "did a large business in horses." The organization at one time numbered many hundreds of men, and its field extended from the Mississippi to the Pacific and from the plains of British Columbia to the plateaus of 100 rifles horse thieves were held together by awfuj. oaths of fidelity and still more awful penalties for treason. Their camps were lodges, and one of their members could recognize a "pard" o make himself known wherever he went. But the great bond that held them together was mutual protection for indi vidnal gain. So perfect was this oi-gau izavion—and, no doubt, some of branches still exist—that horses couli be run through from Texas and sold in Colorado or be taken from Montana to Missouri without detection and witi the certainty of finding a market. Bouton gave the prisoners into Fon Robb's charge, enjoining him to guard them as he valued his life, and then turned to talk to the new arrivals. Hi pleasure at receiving so large a re-en forcement was somewhat dampenec when he learned that these outlaws had fled into the mountains to escape the troops and the vigilance committee, that had been sent against them. Said one bearded giant, known to his com panions by the misnomer Fairplay: "This'll all soon blow over. The troops and vigilantes get tired and soon peter out. Men ain't a-goin to hunt us long without pay, and there's no. pay for vigilance committees, I'm happy to say. Now, as we're all over here, Bou ton, if there's any little job you'd like to have pushed through, and I have a hint that there is, why, jest give the word, and me and all the boys will give you the very best we have in the shop.' "That's all right, Fairplay. I know I can count on you, and I'll confess I have a job on hand that I want to fin ish up, but isn't there danger that you'l be followed?'' asked Bouton. "Follored!" repeated Fairplay. Bonton nodded. "There isn't any more danger of be in follored than there is of the great Missouri rannin up hill in flood tune. Why, I tell you, we've shook 'em al off." "You are sure?" "I'm sartin. Think I'd be such a fool as to leave 'em the ghost of a trail? No, sir, the hunt's up and here we are. Now, what's your private muss?" And Fairplay showed his entire self posses- rion by biting a semicircle from a plug of tobacco and tendering Bouton a similar luxury. "Do you remember Brandon?" asked Bouton. "Captain Brandon?" Fairplay showed that he remembered this gentleman by drawing himself up to his full height and closing one eye. "That's the man, Fairplay. "The devil! Is he in these mountains?" "He is." "What doin?" "Hunting me down." "What's his force?" "Indians and white men, I think something like 20 men.'' ''I guess you'll scrape up pretty close?'' This conversation here came to a close, for the new arrivals crowded arounc Boutou and he had to recognize them. He showed that he had a wonderful memory for names, particularly as the names borne by these wretches were such as never parents gave at baptisma] font. Many of them were decidedly per soual, being derived from the physical defects of their owners. Bowlegs, Cockeye, Snub, Bald Sam, Whisky Nose, Brick Top and Knock Knee were some of the recognized titles, and they were principally owned by men whose years and appearance were neither youu.rul nor attractive. Buckskin Joe, Montana Lew, Faro Bill and White Horse Harry were acknowledged as names by the dandies or experts of the gang. The herds from Kyle's valley stood a chance of being at once annihilated by these fellows. Two oxen and half a dozen sheep were at once killed. Several fires were built and the meat not placed on the fire to broil was hung on the green branches of the trees. For economy in guarding rather than from any desire to do a good act Font Robb placed Louis Kyle under the. same tree with Nora and Alice, and gave them into the charge of the Indians. This enabled Louis to speak to his sister, as he had yearned to do since he first saw her a captive. From Nora he learned all the particulars of the de- waction of their home and her own capture. The Prophet had already assured him of the safety of his father and mother. ' 'And you,'' be said to Alice, a tender light coming into his .eyes as he watched her face; "I hoped that you might be saved these trials.'' "That I was not is not your fault You did everything that man could do to avert the blow from my family,'' replied Alice. They had been talking for nearly two hours, when Bouton, happening to pass near where they were, ordered Louis Kyle to be moved to another place. "I do this," said Bouton to the young ladies, "in order to appease the feelings of my men. They say: 'We don't want Louis Kyle, who has been fighting against us, :o have a picnic with the ladies. We want to teach him manners.' Of course they won't hurt him if I can help it, but I must say they are a hard crowd to manage. I'll do the best I can.'' Louis rose to accompany him, but Nora threw her arms about him and cried out: "Oh, do not take my brother from me! Do not part us. We have done you no wrong.'' "Hush, sister," said Louis. "These cowards know we have done them no harm. Your prayers cannot change them. Be brave and defy them, for our friends live and they will demand an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth." He caught his sister to his breast; then he took Alice's hands in his. No word passed between them. For a few seconds they stood looking into each other's eyes, and each saw there the trust and faith and love and hope that would never die, for it was of the land that ia older than time and as enduring M eternity. After conducting- Louis Kyi* to an.- jther part ot tne camp, Bontoa wet* over and talked to Patch. In order tha their conversation might not be heart he led the renegade to one side. The had been there but a minute or tw when a shot rang out and the degrade* Patch wheeled as if on a pivot and fell dead at Bouton's feet. Bouton felt that the shot was intend ed for himself and that another woul follow with deadly effect, so he tnrne and ran, and as he ran he glanced back, and away on the hills he saw Henry- Kyle and beside him the slender form of an Indian girL Reaching his companions, he ordere< them to arm and scout the Eurroundin hills. Nearly 80 men, all on foot, obey ed his order, and soon the sound of ing was heard on the hills and mort than one wounded man cams limpin back to cainp. It was after dark when Fairplay an Font Robb returned, and they brongh the gratifying news that they had driv en Captain Brandon from the hills. ' 'And it cost us dear," said Fairplay "mighty dear, "Cause," continued th bearded outlaw, "we've lost more men than Brandon had in his outfit." CARVING. How to Cut Up Veal, Mutton, Figh, B«e and Haw. To carve a loin of veal or mutton bo gin at the small end and cut the rib apart. A fillet of veal should be cut firs from the top. and in a breast of veal th breast and brisket should first be cu apart and then cut in pieces. A leg of mutton should be carved across the middle of the bone first an then from the thickest part till the gris tie is reached. A few nice slices can b cut from the smaller end, but it is usu ally bard and stringy. In carving fish practice is required in order to prevent the flakes from break ing. The choicest morsels of all large fisb are near the head; the thin part come next; the flavor nearest the bou is never equal to that on the upper part A fish knife should be used in carving A sirloin of beef should be placed on the platter with the undercut under neatb. Thin cut slices should be taken from tha side next the carver; then turn over the roast and carve from under neath. A portion of both should be helped. A tongue should be carved in very thin slices, its delicacy depending on this. The'slices from the center are con sidered the most tempting and shoulc be cut across and the slices taken from both sides, with a portion of the fat a the root. 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