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1 Out on the Pampas
V lly 0. A. ttt!NTY
Very quietly the troop crept alone, Ta
eralna leading the way, until ho ap
proached closely to the village. More
they halted for a moment.
"Duly six of ui will bo In." Mr. Hardy
said; "there will he lea .chance of dctec-tlon-Jamleson.
Percy, Horrles, my hoya
nml myself. The other take post close
to the hut we ahead. If jou UuJ that
we arc discovered, be In readluess to sup
port us. And. Fanpthar, two or three of
you get matches ready and stick a blue
light Into the straw root of the hut. Wo
must have light, or wo lose all the advan
tage of our firearms, llcsldcs, as we re
treat we shall bo In darkness, while they
will be lu the Rlare."
Thus speaking. Mr. Hardy followed hit
guide, the men ho had selected treadlmt
cautiously In his rear. Presently they
stopped before one of the huts, and,
pointing to the door, Tawalna said, "Lit
tle White Hlrd there;" and then, gliding
away, he waa lost In the darkness.
Mr. Hardy cautiously puihcd asldo the
skla and entered, followed by his friends.
It was perfectly dark, and they stood for
a moment uncertain what to do. Then
they heard a low voice saying, "Papa,
I that you?" while at the same Instant
they saw a gleam of light In the other cor
ner of the tent, and heard a rustling
noise, and they knew that an Indian bad
cut a silt in the hide walls and had es
caped; and a Mr. Hardy pressed his
child to his heart a terrific war whoop
rose on the air behind the hut.
Hthel had tain down without taking off
even her shoes, so strong had been her
hope of her father's arrival. She was
therefore no impediment to tho speed of
their retreat, for a short distance they
were unopposed. The Indians, indeed,
rushed from their huts like swarms of
bees disturbed by an Intruder. Ignorant
of the nature of the danger, and unable
to sec Its cause, all was for a minute
wild confusion; and then, guided by the
war whoop of the Indian who had given
the alarm, all hurried toward the spot,
and as they did so several saw the little
party of whites. Loud whoops gave the
intimation of this discovery, and a rush
toward them was made.
"Now, your revolvers," Mr. Hardy said.
"We are nearly out of tho village."
For a few minutes the contest was ter
rific. The rush of the Indians partially
broke the line, and the whirl of gleaming
hatchets, the heavy crash of the blows
with the rifles, tho sharp, Incessant
cracks of the revolvers, tho yells of tho
Indians, the short shouts of encourage
ment from the Knglisb, and tho occasion
al Irish cry of Terence, made up a total
of confusion and noise which waa bewil
dering. Scarce a shot of tho whites was
thrown away, and a heap of dead lay
across the pass.
Ths Indians in front were mown down
by the long rifles like grass before the
mower, and thoso behind, after one mo
ment's hesitation, broke and fled; in an
other two minutes the fight was over, and
the Indians in full flight to their village.
The party now crowded round Kthel,
with whom not a single word had yet
been exchanged since her rescue, and
warm and hearty were the congratula
tions and welcome bestowed upon her.
The morning broke over the white men
occupied la the burial of two fallen com
panions, and upon the Indians assembled
at a short distance beyond the village.
The men 'sat upon the ground In sullen
despslr; the women walled and wrung
Now that It was day, they could see
how terrible had been their loss. Upward
of sixty of their number were missing.
The chief had fallen, as had several of
the most valiant braves of the tribe. Pres
ently Tawalna rose from the midst of tho
warriors. His absence the preceding
evening had not been noticed.
"My brothers," ho Ix-gan, "the (Ireat
Spirit Is very angry. Ho has hidden his
face from 'his children. Yesterday he
Minded their eyes and made them fool
ish: last night he made them as water
before tho whlto men. Why were the
oars of tho chiefs closed to tho words f
Tawalna? If ho bad set out with little
Whlto Ilird, the great white chief would
have been glad, and tho hatchet would
havp been burled lu peace. Hut tho chiefs
would not hear the words of Tawalna.
The Stag said Kill! and the war chiefs
shouted Kill! and where are they now?
Their wigwams are empty, and their
women have none to bring In the deer for
food. Tho Great Spirit Is anjrry."
Tawalna took his seat; but, as he had
anticipated, no one run to speak after
him. After a profound silence of some
minutes' duration, he again rose.
"What will my brothers do? The fly
ing tires wilt burn down our village, ami
there" Is no retreat. The guns that shoot
without loading carry very fur. We are
us water before them. Wo ore in the
hands of tho while chief, and our bones
will feed the crows. What will jny broth
ers do? Let there bo peace between us.
The men who .would have harmed the
Little White Hlrd are dead; thero is no
wine cause for quarrel. Let us bury the
hatchet. Tuko horses and cattle for your
journey, and forgive us If wo have done
wrong. If tho whlto men wero on thu
plains Tawalna would say, Let my young
men charge: but they hold tho pass, and
the guns that shoot without loading uro
too strong. Have I spoken well?"
There was a low murmur of applause,
Tho feeling that tho position of tho whlto
men was Impregnable was general; and
they felt convinced that thoso tcrrlblo
enemies would devJse some unknown
chemo which would end Jn the total an
nihilation of the tribe.
Tawalna then laid aside hi arms and,
attended by six of tho principal chiefs,
carrying green boughs In token of amity,
advanced townrd thu mouth of the gorge.
Mr. Hardy, with Ave of tho whites mid
with Peres to interpret, advanced to meet
The address of Tawalna was a very
politic one. He already knew that Mr.
Hardy was willing to grant terms, but
he wished to show the other chiefs that
he supported the honor of the tribe by
boasting of their power aud resources
and by making tho peace as upon equal
terms. When the gaucho had translat
ed their proposal, Mr. Hardy spoke, using
the phraseology which would bo most In
telligible to tho Indians:
"Tawalna Is a great chief; ho has spok
en wisely. The little Whlto Hlrd has
sung In thn white chief's ear that he
stood by her side when bad Indians
would have hurt her. The bad Indians
are dead. The Great Spirit frowned up
on them. The white chief has no quar
rel with Tawalna and hi friends. Let
thero bo peace."
A general expression of satisfaction
pervaded both parties when It was known
that peace waa arranged: and one of each
side hurrying back with the news, the
rest went Into the village, where, sitting
down before the principal but, tho pipe of
peace was solemnly smoked.
The two parties then mingled amicably,
mutually pleased at the termination to
tho hostilities; and no one would have
guessed that a few hours before they had
met lu deadly strife. Mr. Hardy advanc
ed toward Tawalna with one of the boys
carbines In his hand.
"Tawalna is a great chief," he said.
"Ho has a great heart, aud stood by the
side of the little White Ilird. Hut he has
not a good rltle. The white chief gives
him a rltle which will shoot many times.
Let him promise that he will never use
It In tight against tho white men."
This gift Tawalna received with great
pleasure, and readily gave the required
promise, adding, on behalf of "his tribe,
that tho hatchet which was buried should
never again be dug up against the whites.
An extra chamber and all tho spare am
munition was given to him, and a fur
ther supply promised when he chose to
send for It: instructions wero also given
to htm In the use of the wra'pon, then a
solemn farewell was exchanged aud the
party of whites turned their faces toward
With this memorable conflict, and the
lesson taught to the Indians, that even In
the heart of their own country they could
not consider themselves secure from re
taliations and from the vengeance of the
white settlers, the Indian troubles of the
Hardys were over. Occasionally, Indeed,
raids were mado upon the outlying set
tlements, and the young Hardys were
summoned to beat off their savage foes.
Upon the estate of Mount Pleasant, how
ever, hostile foot was not again placed.
Occasionally Tawalna, with two or three
of his braves, would pay a visit for a
day or two, and depart with presents of
blankets, and such things as his tribe
The return of the expedition, after tho
rrscuo of Hthel and the chastisement of
the Indians In the heart of their own
country, caused quite a sensation
throughout the republic. Of Mrs. Hardy's
and Maud's Joy we need not speak, but
the adventure was considered a matter
of congratulation and Joy throughout the
wholo district. It was felt that a signal
blow had been struck to the Indians, and
that for a long time II fo and property
wonld be secure. There was, In conse
quence, quite a rush to tho neighborhood,
and land was taken up and occupied In
It was well for Mrs, Hardy and tho
girls that they wero to sail by the next
mall for Kngland. Tho effect of those
tcrrlblo four days upon Kthel, and of
that week of anxiety upon her mother
and sister, had so shaken them that thu
change, even If It had not been previously
determined upon, would havo been im
peratively neeussary. They were ull sad
ly shaken and nervous during the short
time that remained for them ut Mount
Pleasant; but thu soa voyage and the
fresh breezes soon brought health and
color into their cheeks, and none of them
ever felt any bud effects from that ter
And now our story Is drawing to
close. The stormy period of the Moun'
Pleasant settlement was over. Tho hard
work, tho dlnivultle and dangers of the
life of a new settler on the extreme edge
of civilization, had been passed, and noth
ing remained but to coiiiluuu to devote at
tention and energy to the estnte, aud to
reap the fruits of the labor.
For two years after the departure of
his wife and daughters Mr. Hardy re
mained at his post. It was now nearly
six years si nee ho had left Kngland, aud
lie longed to rctttru to it. Ho felt that
lie could do so without nny uneasluess
ns to tho future. Itosurlo was, accord
ing to his anticipation, rising Into n largo
aud Importunt town; thu country wan
fairly settled for leagues beyond thu es
tate; laud was rupldly rising in value;
aud thero was now no fear whatever of
Indian attacks. Ills flocks aud herds
had multiplied greatly, and wero doubling
every two years. Tho Income obtained
by the salo of cattle fatted on tho alfalfa,
and upon tho salo of wool and other funn
produce, was considerable. Charloy was
now twenty-two, Hubert a year younger;
both were as capablo of managing tho es
tate as ho was himself.
He one day unfolded his plans to
them. "As you know, boys, I am going
to Eagland shortly; Mid, although I shall
perhaps now and then come over here, I
shall make Kngland my permanent home.
You boys will therefore Jointly manago
the estnte. The Incomo this year will
reach six thousand dollars, nml would bo
much more did you not keep the greater
portion of our niilmnl to increase our
stock. I have now twelve thousand live
hundred dollnr In the bank. After tho
busy life I havo led here, I could not
remain Inactive. My present Intention
Is to take if largo farm upon a long lease,
with the option of purchase. My object
will bo to obtain n farm of large acreage
aud poor laud, but Improvable, by butter
drainage and an outlay of capital. I
shall risk my twelve thousand live hun
dred dollars lu this, and also tta Incomo
I draw from hero for llu next two year.
The profits will Incicase each year. I
shall therefore, In two year have sunk
twenty-five thousand dollars In tho farm
n portion being devoted to building a
suitable house. You will, of course, dur
ing tho two years spend whatever money
you may require; but, In fact, It Is im
possible for you to spend much money
here. At tho end of two years I propose
that first you, Charley, as tho elder, shall
come to Kngland for a year, and then
that Hubert shall take his turn. You
will then stay a year hero together, and
again havo each n year lu Kngland, and
so ou regularly. From the cud of this
two years I shall draw half the luconin
of this estate, and you will take the other
half between you, to Invest or uso as you
may think fit. At the end of six years I
calculate that the estate will bo stocknd
with as many cattle and sheep as It can
support. Fifteen thousand cattle, say,
and thirty thousand sheep. You will then
sell all your annual increase aud the
profits will be greater every year. At
the end of ten years from this time, If, as
I think probable, you will havo had
enough of this life, we will sell the es
tate. Hy that time It will be tho center
of a populous district, the land will bo
greatly increased lu value, and will be
equal to any lu the country so much so,
ludeed, that It will probably be out of tho
question to And a purchsser for tho
whole. We could therefore break It tip
to suit purchasers, dividing It Into lots
of one, two, three or four square, miles,
or n squnro league, aud dividing the stock
In proportion. The house would, of course,
go with tho arable land and a mllo or two
of pasture beyond it. My share of tho
yearly income I shall devoto to buying
my estate. Say the prico is fifty thou
sand dollars. This I shall, with my in
como from here and my Incomo from tho
estato Itself, probably be able to make in
ten years. You will consequently, boys,
at tho age of thirty-one and thirty-two,
be able to settle down In Kngland In
very comfortable circumstances. our
sisters will, of course, be provided for ont
of my share. Do you approve of my
The boys warmly expressed their satis
faction at the plau, and their gratitude
to their father for his Intentions.
And so things were carried out.
Six months after Mr. Hardy's arrival
In Kngland, the boys heard of Maud's
marriage to Mr. Cooper. Charley, during
bis first visit to Kngfand, also married
an example which Hubert followed tho
next year. .
The two now took It by turn to mam-
age tho estate the one In Kngland al
ways passing a considerable portion of
his timo at Mr. Hardy's, and spending
the rest la traveling.
Kthel was married tho year after Hu
bert to a rising barrister In Ioudon.
Hubert lives In tondon. Ills Income Is
sulllcient for his wants, be has become
a member of a number of scientific socie
ties and bis collection of tho fauna of
the pampas of America la considered to
Tho girl are very happy with the men
of their choice; and Mr. and Mrs. Hardy
havo always some of their children or
grandchildren staying with them, aud
often amuse the young ones with tales of
how their fathers or mothers fought tho
Indians on the pampas of South Amer
ica. (The end.)
Free Newspaper In Hotels.
"What a brute!"' I heard u, Indy tmy
n I roso from the dinner tablo In tho
I did not know that I was tho person
to whom aim referred till nftorwnrd,
whan a friend of mine who was slttlus;
at a tablo near by stwko of thu matter.
"Tho lady ut your tablo last night
thought you were a brute," ho remark
'I lictiril her use flic won), but It nev
er occurred to me that 1 wiih the person
alluded to. What did I do?" I naked.
"You carried off your newspaper."
"Well," I asked, "what of that? II
"I gathered from what "he ald to the
waiter," continued my friend, "that lu
the town where she Uvea tho hotel fur
nlxhc IIh Ktiests with the dally pa pern.
They are placed ou the tallies lu tho
iiiuiiiK-room, ami are rreu to an. nuu
supposed all hotels did tho mime, and
that you were currying on u pniwr Hint
was common property. Shu considered
you a brute, because she wiih not ac
customed to sculiii; hotel i;uctH buy
Tho cuuiucrutlnn of 11KXI shows Hint
thero uro tnoro men nml hoys than
women ami girls in this country, and
that the difference exceed 1,800,000 lu
a population of 7J,303,atl7. Thu excess
appears more distinctly, perhaps, when
It Is said that thero lire Ol'J males and
only -188 females In every 1,000 people
In tho United Htutcs.
A rcmarkublo commentary on tho In
troduction of western studies Into the
Orient Is tho announcement that tho
Crown Prince of Slam, who has been
studying at Oxford, Is about to publish
a volume of essays on the war of the
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oue-hnlf pink, violet or green, and flav
or with strawberry, violet or pistachio.
Flavor tljo white with vanilla, an this
will bring out thu other flavors nml
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out. Have nt hand sponge enko cut
wjtti cover of baking iiowder can.
With a warm knife slice the moulded
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blanched almonds, other with Kug
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Ilrenk three eggs Into a bowl, ndd
three tnblespooufuls of water or milk,
n fourth of n tenspooufut of salt nml
a few grains of pepper, then heat with
n fork until well blended, no longer.
Put n tnblcspoouful of butter Into n
frying pan nnd when hot turn In tho
egg mixture. As It cooks lift up the
cooked egg with n fork, letting tho un
cooked run under next to the pan until
nil Is of n crenmy consistency. Then
let tt rest on thu stove for n few sec
onds (o brown slightly underneath, lift
to one side, slip n knife underneath and
carefully roll the omelet to the center
or fold one-half over the other. Place
n hot dish over the pan. Invert them
together, garnish the omelet with pars
ley and serve nt once. "
Put two quarts of fresh, ripe rasp
berries lu a. stone or china vessel, nnd
pour on them a quart of vinegar. lt
stand -I hours, then strain through a
store. Pour thn liquid over two quarts
of fresh raspberries nnd let stand
again 24 hours. Then strain n second
time. Allow ouo pound of loaf sugar
to every pint of Jutce. Ilrenk up the
sugar and let It melt lu the liquor.
Put the whole Into a stone Jar, cover
closely nnd set It In kettlo of txdllng
water, which must bo kept at n quick
boll for one hour, Hklm, and when
cold, bottlo tho vlnegnr for use, Poured
over cracked lco with a little wntcr
added, It makes a most refreshing
summer beverage. Oood Housekeep
ing. ltnast Quails.
Draw and truss these thn same ns
pheasants; cut some thin, squnro layers '
of fat bncon, Just large enough to cov-;
er a quail, spread a vine-leaf over each
of these, cut It to their size, nnd then ,
tin them neatly on the brensts of the i
quails. Itun an Iron skewer through the
quails, fasten this on to n spit, nnd
roast them before a brisk flro for about
n quarter of an hour, then dish them
up with the wntercrosses nrouml them,
glnzu the layers of bacon, pour some
of tho gravy under the quails, aud
VI. h Thornier.
For fish chowder fry some slices of
salt pork In an Iron pot. Put In n lay
er of fish, cut In slices on the poik,
then a layer of thinly sliced onion
nnd ono of sliced potatoes. Kepeat un
til the quantity desired Is obtained,
Season each lawer of onions with salt
and pepper. Split hard biscuits and
placo them on the sides nnd top, Add
water enough to come Into sight. When
the potatoes are tender the dish Is
ready. Add half n pint of milk or a
cup of cream and serve.
Cut Into small pieces three onions,
three green peppers, nnd pound lu x
mortar. Add to them n teaspoonful
each of chutney and mixed mustard,
with n little salt. Put Into a saucepan
and put In half a pint of clarot. Cook
ttin tiliremiM In witter till tender, or-
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range lu u dish nnd pour this sauce
over them. The Kplcure.
On cup cooking wine, ono cup vin
egar, one grated nutmeg; pour over
u leg of mutton of six or eight pounds;
let slny n couple of days, turning two
or tbrco times. Itoast from one nnd
oiic-qunrter to ono and one-half hours.
Sprlnklo with salt, pepper and flour;
ndd n llttlo hot water, baste every fif
teen minutes; currant Jelly sauce.
Put rlpo corn over .the flro In boiling
salted water mid cook for twenty min
utes. Take from tho flro nnd cut from
tho cob. Put Into Jars on tho stovo lu
n broad pan of water, llrlng this wa
ter to a boll nnd seal thu Jars linmodl
ntoly. Keep In a dark, cool placo.
nln ,1,A .llfl(-lil. ItrIM, illn .IaIII. An
aiuL If noHslblo. the arcen leaves In
tho whlto of an egg first and then In
whlto sugar.' Keep on Ice, and servo
for lunch In a glass bowl ganilshed
with green leaves.
" I first used Ayer's Sarsspirllla
In tho fall or 1848. Since then I
have taken It every spring as a
blood-purifying and nerve,
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S. T. Jones, Wichita, Kani.
If you feci run down,
arc easily tired, If your
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