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Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, December 22, 1897
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-*~~T?frT. «--». _'^?~. -— «' Pure and Sure," CH1FTEBS1.—At tho hcslnnln? of the civil war Valentine Weldon was suspocted of ilie murder of bis brother Pred- riik, who bad disappeared, ur. Blaojhard marritil their Mater. Ho became a widower, and years after the supposed murder went west with hie children. Howaid. Alice and Clara.Captain Bran don conducted the train when it reached the far west. Two bad characters. Henry Kyle acd front Robb. joined them, 11—Henry Kyle goon leaves the train and vislie her father and sister Nora, who attompt to turo him from his evil life, ill—Two lawyers named Bliss come to the west from Virginia to attempt to force too Blanoturds to roiioqalch the Weidon estate. Vbe BINsea ally themselves with one Biuton and his jf«n(r, who are ready for any villainy IV—Louis Kyle, Henry Kyle's brother warns Captain Brandon against Bouton's gan V.—The Blisses accuse Hr. Blunoard of hav ing murdered his wife. Vf—LOU'S Kyle enlists a flrhtin? hermit called the Prophet in behalf of tho Blanchards affalnst Bouton. Vli-patch deserts the Blanchard and goes to Beutori. Captain Brandon encounters Henry Kyle, Hunts him and leaves htm lor dead Vlll- Valentiue Kyle confesses that h^ is Valentine Weldon. and that h- killed his brother Frederick unintentionally. IX—The Blisses ffiv Bouton their plan. They mean to tet the Blanchards out of the way and claim the Weldon estate, to -which the Blanchards are hekn. X-Captain Brandon visits the P-ophet, XI— Dr. Blannhard IB seized by Bouton, Xll— Captain Brandon captures Patch and Kobb CHAPTER XXIV. Captain Brandon was as much amazed and set back by Bouton's re-enforce- ments as that person was delighted. He knew that a fight in the open would be madness, and his only hope lay in ambuscading tho outlaws. Howard Blanchard, who, with John Clyde, had heen watching from the summit of a neighboring hill, came running down at sunrise, and in answer to the captain's question said excitedly: "They are coming this way!" "Bonton's men?" "Yes; every one of them, and they look like a cavalry regiment. Where can they be going?" ' 'I cannot say, Howard, unless it be to hunt us. If that is their object, the chances are all against their having a pleasant time of it.'' Then, changing his manner to OHO of command that so well became him, the captain called out, "Come, men, to horse and keep close together.'' From the elevations that crossed their course they could look back and see the cloud of uust that marked Bouton's advance, and in this way they knew that they were still keeping the same distance between them. Late in the afternoon they came to a mountain defile a half mile in length and with steep walls and rocky crests. ' 'They must come through here,'' said the captain, halting at the farther end of the defile. "Here we can bring them to a halt." The men dismounted and led their horses up the northern face of the precipitous hill through which the defile ran. They secured the animals on a little plateau, and followed the captain to the top, which was covered with bowl- ders of every size and angular masses of rock detached from the mountain by volcanic action. "Here is our ammunition," said the «aptain. '' Imitate me. " He began at oace to roll the stones to the edge of the precipice, and he set the With the sound of thunder it crashed down. example of balancing one on tho rim, •0 that a child's hand from behind could send it crashing down. To show how efficient these would be, he sent one rock over, and the men breathlessly watched it as with increasing rpeed and irresistible force it tore and crashed to tho bottom, plunging over and against the opposite side. '' Sakes alive!" exclaimed John Clyde. "One of them stones would sweep down a regiment as a ball does ninepins." "Remember, captain," said Howard auriously, "that my sister and Louis Kyle and his sister are with the outlaws. We must not hurt them." "I have not forgotten. We mnst •watch out for them.'' "But what if they wait till dark? Wo cannot tell then where the prisoners are," " We must still show them that it is dangerous to pass. If they stay where they are, they make a dry camp, and so will break down their animals. See! Here they oome!" Tha cavalcade came on again, and as it moved into sight the men on the cliffs could see taat the line was broken into three parts; that the horses were massed, and that in the center of each party -was one ot the prisoners. It would be impossible to so guide a rock as to be rare it •would not plunge through the •enter of each party and so destroy the Tary people they were so anxious to save. Oa theycame. It was growing dark When UM head of tho party entered the dreaded defile. Captain Brandon's men Would not hare bee* ao anxious and nervous nan tneir positions ana the foe's been reversed. Just as the foremost horseman came abreast of the beginning of the obstruction a huge stone started, through the nervousness of the man behind it, leaped from the crest, and with tho sound of thunder crashed down. A horse and rider were swept out of existence like flies under a trip hammer. Up from the depths came shouts of horrgr. Captain Brandon peered down and coula see the confused mass of men and horses, and he could hear the nervous orders of the leaders, high above which rang out Bouton's voice: "Get back, men, get back! Brandon, curse him, is on the cliffs!" The first line fell back on the second and tho second on the third, until, or- derless and demoralized, they were out of the fatal rift. "What are we to do?" asked Font Robb, who, with Boutou, had been trying to get order out of chaos. "Do?" replied Bouton. "We must stay here for the night. Dismount, men. It is not the first time we have been forced to make a dry camp." While the captain wits watching from the summit of the pass and the outlaws were tangled up in the darkness another and au important observer occupied a position on the opposite hills. This -was Heury Kyle, and he was accompanied by the faithful Kushat. All day Fairplay and his gang had followed them, but at a distance so safe that they never came within range of the dreaded rifle. "They will start no fires tonight, Kuslial," said Henry to his companion. This must be my opportunity." "To do what?" she asked. "To attempt the rescue of the prisoners." "You would erjter the carap?" "Yes." "But if you are caught it will be death," shesuid, with a shudder. "I know that, but it will be death to him who tries to stop me. Stay you liere, Kushat.'' "What! Would yon go alone?" "Yes. I cannot take you into such danger." ''Then I will follow," she said, \vith decision. "I, too, am ;irmcd. I am a Sioux, and you will not try to stay me. Where you go, I will go. Should you fall I will be beside you, and death shall not part us." She reached out her little, red hand, and taking it he said with some resignation: ' 'Then come, Kushat. I have not so much love that I can lose yours. Let it be as you say.'' Henry Kyle aud Kushat crept so close that they could sec in the indistinct iicht the groups of men standing by their lior.ses, and from the speaking they were able to tell exactly where Bouton was. It was agreed between Henry and Kushat that they should not speak after they had reached a point within hearing of the outlaws. They crouched on the ground waiting for developments, when they heard Bouton ask: "Where is Louis Kyle?" "He is har," said one of the men. "Where?" "Har on the ground," replied the man. "I thought it'd be better to tie Him up, and so I've done it." "Louis Kyle," began Bouton, "your friends have blocked my way"— "I am aware of that, and am glad of it," replied Louis. ' 'You will not be so glad when you hear my plan to defeat Brandon.'' "You think not?" ' 'I am sure of it. I have sent through 20 men, and when daylight comes Brandon will find himself under my rifles." "And irill not you be under his? Yon •bauld know by this time that Brandon has a habit of shooting back." ' 'Let him shoot But tell me—do you call him your friend?" "Ida" "I will give you a chance to test his friendship.'' "Go on. I am listening." "I propose to send you through, so as to be with Font Robb when he makes the attack. My orders will be to place you in the advance. Then let Captain Brandon shoot if he will,'' said Bouton gloatingly. "Carry out your plan. I am not asking favors of you, and I never erpect to," said Louis Kyle, vrith a proud ring- in his voice. Bonton turned to two men who were standing behind him and said : "Untie his feet, but keep his arms bound. Take him through the pass, and if he attempts to cry out so as to attract Brandon's attention shoot him down at onca Do you both understand?" The men said they understood very clearly, but they did not reply like men at all delighted with the undertaking on hand. They advanced, and freeing the young men's feet told him to rise- Then they examined the ropes that bound his arms, and finding them looser than they liked they tightened them and told him to follow. During the talking and the subsequent tramping Henry Kyle whispered to Kushat: BAKING Only rounded spoonfuls are required— not heaping spoonfuls. men "orntally. ' 'If you wanted any favors, you'd orter ask Bonton." They went on again, and when they were 50 yards from the camp Hemy Kyle and Kushat were on their feet and after them. The men with their prisoner walked fast, though the road was rough and the path so dark that the hand could not be seen before the face. They had gone over half the distance and were just abreast the place that Captain Brandon had made so terrible by daylight when Bouton's men came to halt and one of them asked: "Didn't yon hear a noise as if we was follered?" They were nearly through the pass, and Kushat was about to ask Henry if the time for action had not come when, come with you to father and mother and ask forgiveness. Till then do not urge me, but yet a little longer let me follow my own bent.'' "Let it be as you say, Henry. I only wished others who loved you as much to be made happy by the change that has come over you.'' "Tell them when you see them." Henry was interrupted by a low cry from Kushat. She had ascended an elevation near by and was watching in the direction of the pass. "What do you see?" called Henry. "The white smoke of rifles!" The brothers ran to where she stood, and looking toward the valley they could see that a conflict was in progress. "Captain Brandon is attacked," ex- quick as a flash, he bounded from her claimed Henry, "and he is holding side and with his uplifted rifle knocked ! tflem at ba ^- Now to ^ rescue! Now one of the men senseless. He was in the act of raising his rifle again when, with a cry of alarm, the other man leaped to one side, and drawing a pistol fired. So close was he that the shot would have been fatal had not Kushat, with the rapid spring of a mountain lion, thrown, herself on his arm and sent the shot into the earth. The nest instant the second outlaw was down and forever indiffer- j, ent to Bouton and his plans. Before j j Louis Kyle could comprehend what had ' happened a knife flashed, and the rope that bound his arms fell to the ground. ' 'Follow me,'' whispered Henry, seizing his arm. "Who are you?" "I am your friend, and once you called me brother,'' was the reply, with a sob at the close. ' 'And yon are still my brother, "cried Louis, and he reached out his arms, for in the sweep of gratitude all the past of this brave though erring youth waa for- ] gotten. They were just through the pass i when a voice demanded in low, stern tones which Henry recognized as those of Font Robb: "Who goes there?" No answer was made, but still the brothers, with Kushat between them, hurried on. "Answer, or I'll firel" shouted Font Eobb, now thoroughly alarmed. "I am Heury Kyle," replied the owner of that name. "Henry Kyle!" exclaimed Robb. "Yes. Fire if you dare. I did not mean to bring you under my rifle, Font Robb, for once I culled you friend. You must begin tho struggle between you and me, and I will end it. : ' "And what are you doing here?" asked Robb, who in his heart admired and feared the reckless and generous companion of his past misdeeds. ' 'I will tell you, and I want you to carry the message to Bouton.'' While Henry was speaking he still kept walking on with Louis and Kushat till they reached the protection of a rock at the esit from the pass. "Let me hear." "Tell Boutou that I have left two of his gang in the rift aud that I have rescued from their hands my brother. Tell him that I defy the bloodhounds he has put on my trail, and that one by one they shall go down before my rifle. Tell him that I stood over the ruin of my father's home, burned down by him, and that I there swore that this earth was too small for Bouton and me. I shall follow him night and day, for henceforth I am sleepless, and the balance of my ill spent life shall be used in making reparation to the innocent and bringing vengeance to the camps of the guilty. His end is nearing, and I shall live to see it'' This was said with a dramatic intensity of voice that struck horror into the souls of Robb and his companions. Every one of them felt that the weather had become suddenly cold, and the bravest did not dare to make a reply. Though stiff from being bound and •weak from anxiety and sleeplessness, the strength born of excitement! kept Louis Kyle up and enabled him to follow his brother and Kushat. After some time ot" hard climbing Henry came to a halt in a little depression on the mountain side, where his horse and Kushat's were grazing. Spreading the saddle blankets on the j ground he said to his brother: j "You must be very weary. You have yet hard work before you. Sleep here till daylight and Kushat and I will guard you a* the eagles guard their young.'' Louis followed this advice, and he felt again as he had felt in the past when his elder brother was his ideal of , all that was brave and strong and hand- i some. The rising sun was flushing all I may have a chance that I swore should to strike the blow fall on Bouton's That Is, It Could Have Been Made Uncomfortably So by Full Development. EEfOBMEES •WAIVE THAT, HOWEVEB Blood Humors 'Whether itching, burning, \>lcetlinj:. Maly, crusted, pimply, or blotchy, whether simp)*. scrofulous, or herstlltary, from infancy Wag*. speedily cnred by warm baths with Ccricuit* SOAP, gentle anointing withCtmcuiiAfoint- ment\ the jreat skin cure, and mild doss* •t Ccncms.v RISOLVKXT, greatest of blood purifiers and humor cures. (uticura It *old throaffhont the Cosr., Sole Prop*., Bo-ton, POTT*B Dxuo AJTD C** ., ., , «f* " How to Cure Er*rr Blood H a mor," fr*«. rune ununDC iwtne n«h «n<i n«t>» n rflOC nUMUKo uac. eurtxibrcuTictiui head. We will leave the horses. Come, Knshat! Come, Louis!" With blazing eyes and compressed lips and nostrils dilating with the keen excitement of the occasion Henry Kyle, examining his rifle as he ran, dashed down the mountain. [CONTINUED.] RELIGIOUS THOUGHT. Gem« of Truth Gleaned From the Teach- IOCK of AU Denominations. Christian civilization condemns those who disagree -with Paul's doctrine of debt.—Dr. Landruin, Baptist, Atlanta. The Secret Spring:. God will touch the secret spring of your sins some day, and they will come, tramp, tramp, tramp, to meet you.— Dwight L. Moody, Evangelist, Boston. Reputation aud Character. Reputation is what others think of you; character is what you are. Sur! roundings may be used by mail to i'orm character.—Rev. John Alathews, Meth, odist, St. Louis. Patience. Patience is not a mere negative or passive attitude of mind or heart. Pa- tieuce calls for the highest ideal of manliness.—Rev. Frank Lowe Phalen, Unitarian, New Orleans. Too Impatient. Men are far too anxious for the riches of the world. Young men are in too great a hurry to get through school and college, too impatient to get into the swim of active business life.—Rev. W. 0. Richmond, Baptist, Boston. Joy and Development. Joy is a condition of the best development. It is an atmosphere in which the human soul flourishes, expands in a most wholesome and fruitful way.— Rev. Dr. Barrows, Presbyterian, Chi cago. Discoveries of Science. All the discoveries of modern science j are making it easier to believe in spirit j nal realities. Science, rightly understood, is the handmaid of religion.— Rev. Dr. Robert S. MacArthur, Baptist, i New York. i The Religion of Modern Society. I Society has always had its own religion, and in our day it has reached a high or low stage, according as you have a mind to call it, apart from what we understand to be the religion of Christ. —Rev. George C. Lorimer, Bap tisfc, Boston. An Attractive Church. The attractive church is that which in her worship, her preaching, her work and the lives of her people exalts the cross. Then the elements of Christ's power become the elements of her power.—Rev. B. Ezra Stiles Ely, Jr., Presbyterian, Rockford. The ttible as a Sword. The Bible is a good sword in practical life. Never mind about the sheath. Wield the everlasting steel. It is better than somebody's opinion. Above all, stand your ground. Neither dodge nor rrm, but having done all—stand!—Rev William Rader, Congregationalism San Francisco. To Do as Christ Did. Christianity does not mean first the effort to get others to think as yon do about Christ so much as the purpose to do just as Christ did just so far as you can. Then men will think about him more than you can ever make them by telling.—Rev. Dr. Stryker, Presbyterian, New York. Belifiotw Element of Man. The untoward things in life bring out the religious element of man. This is a the cloud patches floating in the upper rule that always has been and always iuue and lighting up the crowns of the -will be. The religion that takes recog- snow peaks when Louis Kyle woke from nition of this face -will always bathe a refreshing sleep and saw his brother supreme religion, and the church that and the Sioux girl standing -with, their demonstrates that religion to the world backs toward him and talking in low will be the supreme church. — 'Eev. Ly- tones, Knshat brought some dried meat man. Ward, Universalist, New York. from her saddlebag, and of this the -n,,, Moria They are going to take my brother three made a meal which to the brothers When The v 1 flmshed breakfast, Lotus ig ^3^0^ ^Diversity of It is the spiritual brain of hnman 6ocietv . it is the perpetoal bul- through the pass. We must follow." They could see the men walking off [ with the prisoner between them, and j Captain Brandon, they could hear him ask: let me Blanchard? This may be ' my last chance," I nman . laid his band on Henry's shoulder and wark agains{ insularity, selfishness, bar, Letuaflnd md 'We pan't do it" reuUed ooe of thf will put you on the road yon. till out of all danger, plied Henry, "but do not ask me to go •with yon. I have sworn an oath, and •when I oar* done what lies before me I mammonism and materialism. It is the eternal reminder to the -world that man is a spiritual be- nal U ** L destiny.—Eev. A. A. Boston. Berle, COM-» Being Entirely Satisfied with Learning: o( Their Host's Hospitable Preparation and Intentions—Sort of Epidemic of "Kleptomania" at Greeiisburg;—Suicide of A. B. Campbell — Woman Nearly Slanhed to Death in a Fight. Shelbyville. Ind., Dec. 22.— Andrew- Shelby o\vns a quart-shop in Max^vell, Hancock county. Shelby is better known in his town as "Shellbark." His groggery has been an eyesore to the prohibitionists of the town for many years and various plans have often been discussed how best to get rid of it. A few nights ago a party of seven young men destroyed the furniture and fixtures of a shop in Fountain, ten miles from Maxwell, and poured the proprietor's liquors into the streets. They escaped punishment for their riotous conduct with fines of $1S each. The good people of Maxwell thought this would be a good way to rid the town of "SheAbark" and his "corn hollow." Paid the Sinner a Visit. They agreed they would visit his place at 9 o'clock Sunday night, offer a prayer and then demolish the saloon and contents. "Shellbark," however, got wind of what was soing on and prepared to receive his visitors when they should come. He procured a six-gallon keg of powder and a long rod,of iron. The latter he stuck into the stove to heat. Then he sat down to await developments. At the hour appointed by,,the "committee" "Sh«llbark" heard an." unfamiliar knock on his back door. He boldly flung- it open and bade his visitors enter. In marched ten men who were his known enemies. They walked to the bar, where the programme ivas started with prayer. This was followed by the leader stating their mission. At the close of his remarks "Shellbark 1 ' was a?ked if he had anything to say. And II« Made Them a Speetilj. He had. getting on tou of a stool, he informed them that he had heard of their coming and prepared a warm reception: that he had fought four years in the .army and got home with broken health, and did not expect a long life anyhow. But if any of them were left he would like them to give his love to his friends and ask them to keep his grave green. He then proceeded to lock the doors and put the keys in his pocket. Then he put the keg of powder on the bar, pulled out the bung and let the powder run out, took hold of the poker, now red hot half way up, and told his visitors that if they had anything to say they had better be quick about it as Lhe keg of powder was scheduled to "go off" in a very brief time. Meeting Adjourned Without Delay. This wasn't "what they were here for." Terror-stricken was no name for the feeling of these best, citizens who opened a law-breaking meeting with prayer to God, and one of the number proceeded to pay a nice tribute to Shelby, all of which was approved by the "committee" unanimously. But Shelby was not satisfied. Before he would unlock his doors and let his visitors depart lie insisted that every one of the committeemen—all total abstainers— should "take one with him," and they did. Then they departed. So the story goes, and it is given for what it is •worth. PECK'S Hi COMPOUND CURES-* Nervousness. Nervous Prostration, Nervous »nd Sick HetcUch*, Indigestion, Loss of Appetite, Rheumatism, . f Neuralgia, Scrofula, Scrofulous Humor*, Syphilitic Affection*. Boils, Pimplea, Constipation, Pains in. the Back, Costiveness, Biliousness, and all diseases arising from aa impure state of the ,- Blood; or low condition of the Nervou System. For sale by Ben Fisher, Busjahn & Schneider, W. H. Porter. J. F. Ooul- Bon, B. F. KeeeliDg. SAID HE WAS DBIVEN TO DESPAIR. Suioidc of a Ra&hvilJe Alan at Chicago— HI* Varied Career. Indianapolis. Dec. 22.—A Chicago dispatch says: Alexander B. Campbell, of Rujshville, Ind., committed suicide in Kuhns' hotel, 165 Clark street, by swallowing morphine. Ke had registered at the hotel on Dec. 14 from Santa Monica, Cal. In a long- letter addressed to the coroner he told his reasons for ending his existence- Driven to despair, he wrote, by the thought that his friends believed him.insane because he considered himself able to communicate with: the spirit of his dead -a-ife. Lizzie, and infant, son. Bliss, he had determined to end his life and be united with them In death. Rushville. Ind., Dec. 22.—General Alexander Benton Campbell had a strange career. He was the son of a. Christian minister and was born In this county, flfty-gix years ago. Ten years ago he was the leading Republican of Kansas, and adjutant general of the state. 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