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Oat oft the pamp&s 1
lly CI. A
Ilnlr nil hour' rldlnir nitnlii brought
them up to ilitt iiidlnn, wlin linil shipped
within a nillu of their former ImltliiK
'Tht moon Mill li up by 1 o'clock)
boj, nml they iiiimti to ri'iimlu where
they are till then. Do you fro that hol
low Hint run Jimt thl lite of where
tlirjr are? No iloillit there li h mnll
stream there." ,
'I'M time Hi Indian made no move
to rrtri'nt further. They knew now Hist
their aallant were only three In num
ber. They Here armed, Indeed, with
weapon which In their terrible rapidity
of lire writ nllotirttuT beyond anything
they had hltlirrto neetil but In tlie dark
lie these would b of no nvall agaluat
Hut if the Indian illil not run away,
neither ilM they, ai before, attack their
nallsnti. Their Iiothcm linil been plac
! In the middle of the cattle, with a few
Indian Maudlng by them to keep them
unlet. The rout of the 1 milium were not
to I seen, tmt Mr. Hardy Kiiemed Hint
lliry were lylint down In the loin; grn,
or were concealed among the animal.
"Tim raseaU have trot a clever chief
among them, boy. Itxccpt Hume half
ihiini head we ace over the hore hack
there U nothing to e of them. They
know tlmt If wn ki eliMe they can pick
u off with their sun ami how nml ar
row, without giving u n single fair hot
t them. Don't go any nearer, Im); no
ilHiibt there are many of their leu shot
hidden In the grit."
"We rouM Matter the cattle with a
"Ye, we ewilil, Huhcrt, hut we should
gain nothing hy It; they hnre Kt tnen hy
their home, ami woiilil wwii Ret the hen!
together agalu. No; we will keep that for
the night. Halloo! to the right, boy, for
your I We."
Not a moment too seen illil Mr. Hardy
perceive the danger, The chief of the In
iIUik, rupcetlng another attack, had or
dered twenty of hi bcl mounted men to
separate thetiuelve from the main Itody,
and to hide tliemelve In a dip of the
(round nesr the plare where the tlrt at
tack had taken place. They were to al
low the white In p. and were then to
follow quietly upon them.
Complete silcee had attended the ma
neuter, and It wa fortunate that the
party had no llrennn. thee liavlmc Wen
ilMrlhutcd among the main Innly with
the rattle, for they were within forty
ard of Mr. Hardy Wore they were
seen. It was, In fact, a repetition of the
maneuver which had proved no sitcceiful
In their attack upon the cattle.
They were uol immediately In the rear
of Mr. Ilnnly, hut rather to the left. A
Mr. Hardy and hi ou turned to ny, a
titimlivr of Indian aprnuit upon their feet
from nuiiHiK the grnss and dim-barged a
volley of gun and arrow nt them. For
tunately the distance wh considerable.
On of their arrow, however. struck Mr.
Hardy' hore In the shoulder, while an
other stuck In the rider' arm. Another
went through Hi" 'lf of Huhcrt' leg
and stuck III the llnp of the nddle.
There wa no time for word or com
plaint. Thy hurl.il their spur In their
hore' lde, and the gallant anlmiiU,
feeling that the oeealon wa urgent,
seemed aliiuwt to lly. I a mile they
were aide to hreak Into a steady gnllop.
Mr. Hardy had already pulled the arrow
from hi arm. and Hubert now extracted
hi. A he Rtooped to do o hi father,
who had not noticed that he wa wound
rd, w what ho wn doing.
"Hurt much, old man?"
"Not much," Hubert nld; but It did
hurt a good deal, neverthele.
It wa perfectly dark licfure they reach
ed their hilling place. The nddle werti
again loosened, a little Indian corn, iuolt
tied with water, given to the hone, and
another llglit meal taken by theiiielve.
The bo), by Mr. Hardy'a order, though
imrcly agnlint their own wlhe, then lay
dowu to get a couple of hour' leci;
while Mr. Hardy went back about a hun
dred yard along the trail that they hud
made on coming, and then turned alde
and nt down at a dUtonce of few
yanU to watch, In cne any Indian
thould have followed Up their trail.
Here he at for over two hour, and
then returned to the boy. Charley ho
round fat aleep. Tho pain of Hulx-rl'
wound liml kept him awake. Mr. Har
dy poured aoina water over the bnndnge,
and then, waking Charley, gavo them In
atructlon a to the part they wore to
Iloth of them felt rather uncomfortnblo
when they heard Hint they were to be
veparatitl from their father, They ruined
no objection, however, mid promUed to
olwy hi liiHtructlon to the letter. They
then mounted their hone "" Ix'gnu to
retrucw their tcp, keeping u hundivd
ynnl or o to the went of tho truck by
which they had come.
They rode In alngle file, nnd they had
taken the precaution of faMtenliig a piece
of tapo round their horaeV niutrll and
mouth to prevent their anortlng aliould
they nppronch nuy of their own apeclo.
Tho night wn dark, but the Mar ahoim
out clear and bright. At tuning Mr.
Hardy hail opened hi watch, and had
felt by the hand that It wn (en o'clock.
Aftir Homo time he. felt ngnln, It wu
jiiHt an hour from tho tlmu of their
"Now, boya, wo nro omwhere clono
to the place of your light."
In nuother minute tho boy lost Right
of heir fiilher mid turni'd tholr home,
proceeded In tho direction ho hnil ordered.
Mr. Hnrdy had ridden on for two iiillei,
ko Hint he wn now to tho Houthwcut of
tho vuvuiy; then, turnlug wt, ho kept
along for another mile, when he judged
I hut he wn n nillo In their direct rear.
He ndvnuccil with the grentet fnutlou.
every faculty nlxorhcd In the ene of
llnteiilng. He wn aoou rewarded by
the aoillid of the baaing of the aheep, and
ilbuilouutlllg and leading hi home, ho
gradually approached the tpot. At lnt,
on a(-cndlug a alight rle he rnnclel
that ho could make out a black mail at
a dUtauce of n quarter of a mile.
He now left hi home, taking tho pre
caution of tying all four leg. Ho next
et to work to cut tMiuie turf, with which
he formed a narrow aloplng bank, with
n hollow for tho rocket to ret In calcu
lated tho exact dUtauce and the angle
required. All txilng prepared Mr. Hardy
took the algual rocket, and placing It nt
n much higher angle than that Intended
for the other, utrurk a match and ap
plied It to the touch paper. Ill a moment
nfterward there wa a loud roar, and the
rocket aonred up, with It train of bril
liant itinrka behind It, and hurxt nliuo.t
owr the Indl.iu camp. Five or lx ball
of nu Ititctino white light broke from It
mid gradually fell toward the ground,
lighting up the whole nurroiindlng plain.
A yell of antofiUhincfit nml fear broke
from the Indian, and In a moment nu
other riH'kct nulled out.
Mr. Hardy watched It fiery way with
anxiety, mid aw with delight that It di
rection wa true. Describing a "light
curve, It riuhed full at the black man,
truck aomeihlng, turned abruptly, aud
then ci plod ed with a loud report, follow
til Imtnntly by n cracking noe, like
draggling fiiHlllade of mmlctry, It had
eareely ccancd Ix'tore the third followed
It, greeted, lite It predecctor, with n
yell from the Indian. It Mice wa
equal to that of It prodeceaior and Mr.
Hardy wa dellkhled by the aound of a
dull, heavy liolie, like dltaut thunder,
and knew that the ucco wa complete,
and that he had itainpcdcd the cattle.
Jin now ran to hi hone, which wn
trembling In every limb and truggllng
wiloMy to ecape, noothed It by patting It,
looed lti lnd, prang Into the laddie,
and went off at full gallop In the direc
tion by which he had come. He had not
ridden very far lefore he heard In the
tlll night air, the repeated ound of tiro
arm, and knew that the txiy were upon
the trill of the rattle. Mr, Hardy had
little fear of the Indian punning them;
he felt ure that tho ihtiightet of tho
day by the new and mjnterloiu tlrv.irm,
together with the effect of the rocket,
would have too much terrified ami cowed
them for them to think of anything but
"Hiitrah! papa," the Imy ald ai lie
rode up to (hem. "I hey have gone by at
a trciiictidou ruh hecp aud cattle nud
all. Wo ntnrti-d (tie moment wo
your tint rocket, and got up Jimt a they
runhiil pt, and we Joined in Ix-hlnd and
fired, aud yelled till we were hoane.
I don't think they will top again to
night." "DM you ee or hear anything of the
"'Nothing, yapa. When the tint rocket
bunt we av wteral dark figure leap
up from the graM where they had been,
no doubt, coiitlng and run toward the
ramp; but that wai all. What are we
to do now)"
"Hide on itralght for home. We need
not trouble about the animal; they won't
atop till they are back. We mint go
eailly, for our hone have done a very
long day' work already. They have Ih-cu
Mwren fifty and ilxty mite. I think
that we had better ride on for another
hour, Hy that time the moon will be up,
and we ahall 1 able to ee for mile
acro the plain. Then wq will halt till
d) break It will only be three hour
mid the hone will be able to carry ill
lu at a cauter afterward."
Aud 10 It wa done. In an hour tho
moon wa fairly up, and, chooilug a rite
whence a clear view could be obtained,
the hone were allowed to feed, and
Mr. Hardy nud Hubert lay down to xleep,
Charley taking the pot of icntry with
ordera to wake the other at daybreak.
The day wa Jiut dawning when he
nrmiHcd them. "Wake up, papa. There
are aoiiie figure coining over the plain,"
Mr. Hardy and Hubert were ou their
feet lu an liutunt. "Where, Charley"
"I'rom the north papa. They mint
have paed til lu their punult of the
cattle, and are now returning empty
hauded, anyhow; for there arc ouly ov
en or eight of them, and they nro drlvlug
nothing before them."
Hy thU time all three were lu the nd
"Mmll we attack them, pnpn,"
"No, boy; we have given them quite a
aevero leou enough. At the mime time,
we will move n little aero, no that we
can get a good eight of them a they pn,
nnd mnke mire Hint they have got nothing
"I don't think they are Indiana at all,"
Hubert aald, aa the figure rapidly ap
"Unlloo! hurrnli!" eiinie back to them;
and In another fire minute they were
ahnklng hand heartily with their three
friend from Canterbury, tho Jnmleaone,
nud two or three other neighboring t
Hera. They told them Hint Karquhnr, as noon
nu Lopcx brought new of the attack,
hud pent mounted men off to ull the oth
er HfttleiiientH, begging them to meet
that night at Mount Pleasant. Hy nine
o'clock they had mmembled, and, after
coniultntlmi, hnd ngreed that the Indian
would be aatUlled with their preient
booty, and that therefore no guard would
bo neccsunry nt their own cutnuclas. A
good feed and four hour' reit had been
given to their hutfe ind when the moo I
.roi they hnd atartcd. Two bourn after
leaving they had accn a dnrk iiidvi ap
proaching nud had prepared for an cu
counter; but It had turned out to bo the
iiiiIiiiiiIk, who were going toward homo
nt a atendy piice. There act-mod, they
mid, to bo a good many home among
them, nnd when nn InnpeWlon wn made
of returned nnluiuU It wa found that
nearly nil of the Indian' horwe bad been
curried ulong by the rattle and ihecp lu
A rotiurll wan held, and it waa agreed
that there wa no cham-e whatever of the
Indian returning to renew the content,
it h they would he hrlpli on foot; but
that ir by a apy they found out that
their hone were there, they might en
deavor to recover tliem. It wa there
fore agreed that Hity ihoiild be drlreji
over nt once to Mr. I'erey'a, there to re
main until a purchaser win obtained for
theui. In the afternoon the party dla
pened, with many thank from tho Har
dy for their prompt imltance.
"After a atonn cornea a calm," a aaylng
true In the eae of the Hardy, a In that
of iiiot other. The settler were now,
therefore, able to give their whole atten
tion to the farm. The lint operation
wa the heep-heirlng. It waa an iiiium
lug eight to ree HO) or -UK) heep driven
Into an liu-loure, and then dragged out
by the ahearer. Mrn were paid accord
ing to the number thorn, and were wry
exiKTt, good hand gelling through 100
a day. They were rather rough, though,
lu their work, and Hie girl nooh went
away from the ahearing place with a feel
ing of pity and dUguit, for Hip ahearcra
ofleli cut (he aheep badly. Knelt man
hnd a pot of tar by hi aide, with which
he amrared over any wound. A certain
urn wa itoppcd from their pay for each
heep upon which they made a cut of
er a rertalu length; but although thl
made them careful lo a rertalu extent,
they atlll wounded a great many of the
A much more exciting amuarincnt waa
icelng the branding of the rattle, which
took place after the ahearing waa over.
The animal were let out one by one
from their luclonure, and, a they paned
along a aort of lane formed of hurdle,
they wcro laor! and thrown on to tho
ground. The hot branding iron wa then
cl aliped agalnat their houlder, nud waa
received by a roar of rage and pain. The
laito waa then loosened, and Uie animal i
went off at a gallop to Join hla compan
ion on the plain. Koine caution wa re
quired In thl proreM, for ouitIucx'the
animal, upon being rchaed, would
charge their tormentor who then had
to make a baity leap over the hurdle;
Terence, who atood behind them, being in
readluei to tbnut a goad agalnat the
anlmali' rear, and thl alwaya had the
effect of turning them. For a few day
after thl the cattle were rather wild,
but they ooa forgot their fright and pa.u.
anil returned to, their tnuiat war.
Mr. Hardy had by thl time been long
enough in the oiiijtry to feel aure of hi
position. He therefore determined to em
bark tho rcit of hi capital in agricul
tural operation. He encaged ten na
tive peon, and et to to extend the land j
under linage, i lie -water course irom
the dam were deepened and lengthened,
and aide channel rut, o that the work
of Irrigation could lie effectually carri.il
on over the whole of the low-lying land,
the water Mng indolent for the purpose
for nearly ten month in the year. Four
plow a were kept eteadily at work and
the ground wa sown with alfalfa or lu
ce rn a fast a It was got Into condi
tion. Patchea of Indian corn, pumpkin
and other vegetalJe were alo planted.
Mr. Hardy resolved that uutll the country
beyond him became so settled that there
could be little danger from Indian In
cursion, he would not increaso hi stock
of ibcep nnd rattle, but would each year
veil off the Increase.
He also decided npon entering exten
sively upon dairy operation. He had al
ready ascertained that a ready ale could
lie obtained, among the Kuropean resi
dent of Itosarlo and Huruo Ayres, of
any amount of butter and fresh cheese
that lie could produce, and that Kuro
pean price would be readily given fer
Their household hid received n In
crease, A young Kngllshman named Flti
gerald, the win of some very old friend
of the Ilnnly, had written expressing a
very strong desire to come out, and ask
ing tholr advice lu the matter, Hcverul
letter had been exchanged, and at
h'niMli. nt Mr. Kltireralil'i rmmut r. !
qtieat, Mr, Hardy agreed to receive hi
eon for a year to learn the huslues of a
pumpa farmer, before he embarked up
on his own account. A ml room waa
accordingly cleared out for him, and Mr.
Hnrdy nerer had nuy reason to regret
having received him. He wa a pleas
nut, light hearted young fellow of about
120 yean of age.
Terence and Sarah hid two days' holi
day, nnd went down to Huenoi Ayres.
where there wn nil Kiiglish church, nnd
cntne back again mail urn! wife. After
that each went back to work a usual,
nnd the ouly change, wn that Terence
now took hi menli nud lived In the
house Instead of down In tho men's huts.
(To be continued.)
He lluil ew.
Stmppey-So you're thinking of going J
Vm,ey-VnH. but the thing that wor-1
rlcH mo Is that I'll have to nilnglo with
such common people. It's pretty hard
for ono to know Just how to tweat bis
Snnppey Oh, but you won't meet
many of tlu'in.-rhlludcJpiilu Press,
the hick Mini,"
"There'll bo tho douce to pay!" said
tho grand Ylzlor, as he looked over the
latest batch of ultimatums.
"Aud that Is not tho worst of It,"
groaned tho sultan, "tliero will bo a few
klugs nnd queeus to pay,"
FAMOUS LARGE FAMILY.
Herllu Motlierof 4ti Una Twenty-eight
There nrc more HiIiik In licit rcn nnd
enrtli than ure drenmt of In our every
tiny philosophy, iiimI one of the tnwt
curloti jiinuiiK Hi cm Ik I Ik- mynierloiift
wny In which the Iditli rntu of n coun
try Kne up ntul down In ncrordnncK
with political or even noii.il rcii.r
up nta. ThU fttniUKe phenomenon
grout ly (.gerciNPil the Ingenuity of It
innii M!nlltlclHti recently wlieu bit
holtiiitM the Tope, desiring to loliiliicin
ornle the colcbrntloii of hi Jubilee,
Kim onlent Hint every child mm In
Hi -Uteninl City on that niernombl day
or jilghtahould receive n gift of
bnby linen and n small sum of money.
The bend of the Papal treasury duly
mnde hi preparation accordingly and
linmil hi calculation of tbo coet on
the nverngca nn rrcokned by the ta
tbttlcal table. According to these doc-unu-ntfl,
the nvernge number of chil
dren wtio come Into Hie world dnlly In
the Italian capital la thirty-five, and
for tut many Innocent did the treasury
of the ratlcHii make provision. Hut
the Itomnn mothers, lmvlng heard of
the windfall In More for their darling,
upnet them1 prosaic calculation by giv
ing birth to exactly ninety-three olive
brniiclieii, the number of the Pope'a
ycaint In thla rnlo of tenra. "Worldly
wlwloui In Juatldcd of her children,"
murmured one puzzled Papal ofticlnl.
"Fools and children cannot He," re
plied one of the happy parents, nnd
nn the ccrtlflcntcfl were nit In order,
tho Pope'a olilclabi thought that they
had better believe than limlirt upon
further proof, nltlidURb pome of the
new-born babe looked like "children
of n larger growth." Among them were
triplet , condstlng of two boyn and one
girl. To the former were Riven the
nnme or Itotnulua and Itcmu., while
their unconscious sister waa honored
by the application Itoma. The baptism
took place In the Church of HL Pe
ter'. It would be dangerous to try In Her
llu benevolent experiment like Hint of
the sovereign pontiff of Home. For In
the Herman capital a record has been
ctttabllfthcd In every detail. Thus ono
healthy, nctlva hausfrnu lias been fill
ing her quiver no rapidly tlmt, although
Mil! but -in years old, ebc has already
twenty-eight olive branch round her
table. Another, who In four yenra her
Junior, ushered twenty-three Into the
world, while three other women, be
tween the ngra of 40 and 43, present
their husband with twenty-one de
scendant each. Two hundred and
forty Hcrlln women are the mothers of
from thirteen to twenty children
apiece. I.oudon Telegraph.
PMUMCTIC Lift PRESERVER.
Tho steamship companies which did
not provide life preservers In number
equaling ur exceeding Its passenger
enrrylng capacity would be summarily
dealt with by the government, nnd yet
every one knows that when the time
arrives for their use the passenger
nnd crew tuny be too much excited to
prollt by the provision thus made for
tbelr safety. Tho passenger crossing
O.NSrANT WEAK 0CCASI0N8 .NO DISC0U
irOKT. the ocean would certainly fwl no
Niunll degee of udded security wero he
provhltM with the nppanilu shown lu
the llliiMratlou. No oue would think
of wearing one of the bulky life pre
servers usually provided ou shlplward
ull the time, but here Is un apparatus
which will answer the sniuu purpose,
and yet without dlHcotufort when con
stantly worn. The spiral form which
the tube la given enable, tho wearer to
suspend It uroutid his body by means
of the supporting Jacket, henenth tho
outer clothing, nud It takes but n short
time to Inflate the reservoir through
tho mouthpiece, which Is provided with
n valve to check the outwurd tlow of
J" "- ; ,
! t"T? !?. .fj" J1 b?.U.!!!fa
tho air. The spiral colls Ho flat when
rendered hint slightly uncomfortable,
would hnvo the feeling of safety to
counterbalance tho annoyance.
Wiley V. Tlbbets, of Toledo, Ohio, Is
If inoiit of us could have the gold
That Morgan's got we'd yell
And kick because we could not hold
III stocks nnd bonds as well.
Tho average ainn Is never patient
except when, ho Is .biding his tlmo to
An Ideal Woman's Mcdlclnt
So says Airs. Joslc Irwin, of
325 So. College St, Nashville
Tcnn. ol Lydia E PinkiianV
Never In the history of medicine ha
the demand for ono particular remedy
for femalo dlwnsca equalled that at
tatned by Lrclla 13. Pinklmm's
Yefretahlo Compound, and never
during tho lifetlmo of thla wonderful
medicine ha tho demand or it beca
to rrrc&t nn it Is to-day.
From the Atlantic to tho Pacific,
and throughout the length and breadth
of this great continent come the glad
tldlna of woman's sufferings relieved
by It, and thousands upon thousands
of letters are pouring In from grateful
women saying that it will and posi
tively docs cure tho worst forms of
female complaints. .
3Irs. Plnklmm Invites nil wo
Bioa who are puzzled, about
their health to irrltolicrnt Lynn,
Xuiin for ndvicc. Such corre
spontlenco Is seen by women only,
and no charjro la made
, Civic Pride.
"I don't know what we're goln' to do
about them two loadin' cltixent," said
: Broncho Bob. "They're lookln' for
one another with six shooters from
j mornln' till night." "Has an insult
; passed?" "No, it wasn't an Inault,
i bat some doubt arli as to which was
I the oldest inhabitant, an' they're both
determined to settle the question fur
' good an all.
A Itsrd Life.
I Boyle The Korners lire very frugal
ly indeed. They have cast iron rules
i for the spending ol their monoy.
I Hoyle That is what I should cai.
' rigid economy. Kansas City Journal!
"Kisses and drinks are alike in
remarked the breakfast cynic.
i"ncn a young mnn says -jusi ono
more,' he generally takes a dozon."
"Is you got a rszor you could ten'
mo to shave mene'l?" asked Mr. Eras
tus Pinkley. "1'xe gwine to do pahty
"What's de matter wi( yoh own
"Well, you r-ee, I jes got it stropped
np fine this attuhnoon, an' I hates to
dull de edge."
Trains at Drowsy IUc.
"Wo need to miss that accommoda
tion train every morning."
"What do 'you do now that they
have taken it oil?"
"Why, we miss it more than ever."
Only 32 per cent of the Inhabitants
of Geneva are natives of the city; 21
pre cent are flow other Swiss places,
and 47 per cent are foreigners.
I tried Ayer's Hair Vigor to
stop my hair from falling. One
half a bonle cured me."
J. C. Baxter, Braidwood, 111.
Ayer's Hair Vigor is
certainly the most eco
nomical preparation of its
kind on the market. A
little of it goes a long way.
It doesn't take much of
it to stop falling of the
hair, make the hair grow,
and restore color to gray
hair. ilhsmm. n !.
If your drag
nrvlit eiiinot annnlv mh.
send us on dolUr and will express
you a bottle. 11a sure sod elto the usme
ot your nearest express office. Address.
J. a A YEIt CO., Lowell, Uus!
EjBMtOoiubSrrap. TuuaUooi. Um
irj la lime, buj or arunuu.
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