Or the Days of Daniel Boone l t :'r-. HAtfOTARRH JHiRTY 1 y ITT ft TVTtT31T T"T Allan Norwood had moved silently away anrfValked along the bank of the river. A he was proceeding slowly, looking for some indications of an In dian trai'iN Vesuvius ran by him with his nose WJlie ground and did not stop until he haioibe J'ufte .4mi.&& th water's edge; be then jsieened at fault, swam Into the water and barked, Attracted by his conductuAIlanjcare- jn grounijs, - Watch him, and slioofc him down on fully approacHea itie-'spot' tJpon mok- -'There is," returned " Allan, after a ti,e first appearance of treachery," re lng a Critical, wiwliatijltled kPRB,,.. -FwuiohnB t '0:h-bi .wig- Kentou; , , . :,:,' .-..,' and shrubbery, he perceived that they warn, who. fnlks, , it , is j5aid,,pf making , nAild w'hat ,is your., opinion?" asked had been bent ,dbwi and ftP$dfc upon.. Jar$ jrcheaot land, ;IW;yoU,knv jBojine, turning to Allan. : . and immediately concluded that a light niftr?'; t ... . VI iieur, with! Mr.. Kuutori.". -i ' , boat or canoe had been drawn up there "Mr white, brother is. inquisitive; he "You, are-wrontr. all of you!" exclutm- and launched again. The young .'maw quick la his .decisions and deeply earnest in whatever,, enterprise, he engaged, , In, spoke kindly" 4d eoburiugly.ao..:he dog and proceeded down the river 'at a ; more rapid pace. Vesuvius, ipqked after him a moment, as if doubffuj hich direction his duty lay, and then followed, keeping close to the water's(edge. The singular request of J51nnd,,to have the whole affair 'of the pursuit of the Indians and the recovery of Rosal the committed exclusively to his hands, bad not been without its influence upon Allan. ' It had aroused all his energies and caused him to feel justly indignant that the Frenchman's assurance should extend so far. In consequence of this feeling and the impression which Miss Alston's beauty had made upon him, he resolved to make every effort in. his power to unravel the mystery that now hung over the fate of the maiden. He moved on like one in a dream. Rosalthe was in danger, it is true; but had not fortune so ordered it that he should be her deliverer? Had he not read of such things a hundred times in books? He was young, strong and dar ing; he would discover her, in a position of great danger, and save her, after achieving unheard of exploits. Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton or Joel Logston would have reasoned rather dif ferently and seen things in another light, unquestionably; but they could not have drawn more vivid pictures than did Al lan. '. When the mind is occupied with great and hopeful subjects, time flies quickly; and an hour with Allan was such a mere fragment that it passed unnoticed; although during that period he had walk ed several miles through a tract of coun try so delightful that it called up the idea of another Eden, planted upon Ken tucky river. Allan stopped, and leaning upon his rifle, contemplated the beauty of the scene. A low, warning growl from Vesuvius caused him to turn his eyes in another direction. An Indian was standing beneath the spreading branches of a patriarchal oak. Allan' first impulse was to cock his rifle; but the Indian calmly pointed to his own, which was reclining against the tree within his reach, and the young man felt assured that his intentions were not hostile. The red man was the first to epeak. "Son-of the paleface, fear not. Had Otter-Lifter intended you harm, you would have ceased to live already; for his eye has been on you for a long time," eaid the Indian, in very good English. "I feel that the words of the red man are true," replied Allan, adopting the style of speaking characteristic of the Indian races. "Whence came you, and where do you go?" asked Otter-Lifter. "I am from Boonesborough," said Al lan. "One of our young maidens has dis appeared from the fort" , "The paleface Is bunting for her?" "Yes." "And you suppose that some of my people have stolen her away?" "That was my thought," replied Al lan. Otter-Lifter looked searchingly at the . young hunter, and said: ;,i "Men who have red skins can tell truth as well as those who have white. If one of your maidens has been car ried away by any of our people, it Is something unknown to me." Allan could not help being struck with the noble bearing of the Cherokee. He had beard him spoken of by Captain Boone as one who condemned and de spised the cruelties of his race, and h felt that he had good reason to congrat ulate himself that he had fallen in with a chief so celebrated for his love of jus tice and humanity. ... '. Otter-Lifter was a remarkable man. He had raised himself to renown as a warrior without ever having killed wom en or children or prisoners. His friend his word and his rifle were all he cared for. He said the Great Spirit, when he made all the rest of the animals, created man to kill and eat them, lest they should consume all the grass; that to keep men from being proud he suf fered them to die aso, or to. kill one another and make food for worms; that life and death were two warriors always fighting, with which the Great Spirit amused himself. "You are In danger here," added Ot ter-Llfter. "Return to the big wigwam or you will perish at the hands of my warriors. Go, paleface, go in peace, and tell your people that there is one among the red nations that loves mercy." , "You speak like a great chief," said Allan; "but how can I go back without tha maiden? Her friends are sad; all hearts are heavy at the great fort." "Otter-Lifter has spoken. He knows cothlnir of the paleface maiden. Is U not endu'ghF' rep fled" tfie Cherokee with dignity. "It is possible that some of your war riors have carried her away without your knowledge," returned Allan. "Then they shall carry her back," said the Cherokee grimly.,, "I would; lam 'iwre w imnvo nun' iu irniciica, ... though thy -.are ..driving vus from- oat lands and destroying our glorious hunt- if'lS -mjr.'ftDinl'tWt lOai.:. 'If'lie" has assured you that he knoVs, nothing of Miss AlstonT I ara.'for dno.-lnbllaed , "to believe him on lil Boone.' "'i " n : .,tben, can..)e.acoomp.isheu7;rrte- MtiCn f,IVOC VmiQP til .in wnat direction shau we-ioo tor uie1 V.UIICI I HC-IMOU II , r vaiv-i -w .jroung lady?" 'oo'ntmuod 'Alton earnestly. "Those are 'difficult questions. If a riumber of us leave the fort in search of ttosaithe, that very moment i will- prob ably be the signal for an attack .by' our .nemiea," replied Boone. . A . i He. made, a treatura' for .Knton and logston to approach, Le Bland being at Jiiat 'moment busily eugagcuy with .Mr.' Alston., ..;,. ,..,.'' ".V: ?The Information which Allan . 'had brought was. briefly .stated1, and'' for a ikotv by short' space not a word wa'.'.spo either party, each striving to find out Br some mental process what '.was best to be done. ' v: "It's my opliiion," said Joel Logston, at length, "that the Frenchman had bet ter' l)e' done for;. What do you think. Kenton 7'- spea-ks-oMhtit whieli does not concern ed VL'ogstou." "Why 'not stop the mis him. What cares Otter-Lifter about the chref -....i.m. ii,-''. .oim.ortuu.lhv . to dn Frenchman's schemes? tflie-,U ;trea What satisfaction can you get ing;r Jaodsl, is the thief to the Gliero- he-n. bKlMl the Wyabdbts and 'the kees .ft Woman that he should tell all hq Miamis and, a lot of his own kind down knows fo every one that asks, ,him,?"i , ;-' fUppn us lil ; sufficient numbers to "eat us v ."1 meant no ottense, said Allan. was drily yesterday that the Frenchman had a-' talk with the missing maiden, and he used language that I liked not. "He is called among my people Shois- ka, which means Smooth-Tongue," re plied the Indian, with a disdainful smile. And without another word walked swift ly away. Norwood gazed after him a moment, and then turned to retrace his steps to the fort. He had accomplished about two-thirds of the distance, when. feeling somewhat fatigued, he sat down to rest a moment. Suddenly Vesuvius started up and sniffed the air and at the same time Allan caught a glimpse of a human figure moving hurriedly among the trees. He Immediately concealed himself behind a log as well as he could, and putting his hand on the neck of his canine com panion, kept him still. The figure approached and proved to be that of a white man. Allen was about to rise from his place of conceal ment when another party appeared and caused him to forego his purpose. The second comer was an Indian, and the two advanced to within a few paces of our hero. "Where Is Smooth-Tongue?" asked the Indian, rather indifferently. "Hasn't come. I've been waiting a long time," replied the white man. The white man was. Silas Girty, an individual well known to the settlers of Kentucky. He was a faithless, treach erous fellow, celebrated for nothing save being friendly to the Indians, and incit ing them to acts of aggression and cru elty. He led many of the attacks that were made upon Boonesborough and Harrodsburg. His companion was a chief of the Miamis, called the Little Turtle, a character also mentioned in the annals of frontier warfare. "Are the Miamis ready to make an attack?" asked Girty. "The bold Miamis are ready; they are always ready when the warwhoop sounds along the border," said Little-Turtle. "I have seen the Wyandots they are ready also. Why should there be any more delay about the matter? For my part, I don't see no use in it; every hour that goes by without being improved is an hour lost. People will say that we make war like women and not like men." "The chief of the Miamis is ready to lead his warriors to battle. Let the Wvandots come on, and we will level the big wigwam with the dust." "You talk well; you are a wise chief; but the Frenchman comes not according to his appointment Girty and Little-Turtle waited a short time longer, and then walked from the spot Allan arose hastily from his place of concealment, and returned to the fort without loss of time. all. 'at two -bites? ! Whrtt oit- airth-will he;care for your watching arter he's done jest' what he wants' to do? Why not put a. stop to it now? Thrust him Into one of the block-houses and keep him there," ' ' ' "There is much reason and good sense in what you say, Joel," returned Captain Boone, thoughtfully. "You are about right, I believe, all things considered. I am sorry that anything of this kind should have happened among us, but I can see no way to avoid it now. Mr. Alston will feel deeply nggrieved, and discredit the whole story of his treach ery. But what s the use to falter when duty points the way, and the lives of all are depending upon promptness of ac tion? Kenton, you and Logston may cage Le Bland as soon as you please. Put him into the black-house and leave him to his pleasant reflections." "It'll be the best job I ve done for a twelvemonth," said Joel. The Frenchman and Mr. Alston were conversing earnestly when the parties approached. "There has been too much delay about this business!" exclaimed Le Bland, turning toward them. "That's jest what I think," replied Joel, dryly, laying his great hand on the Frenchman's shoulder. "Come with us, my lad." "What do you mean, sir? asked Le Bland, the blood suddenly forsaking his face. - "This way," added Joel, tightening his grasp, "this way, my gentleman." . Mr. Alston looked at Captain Boone, then at Allan, and then at Kenton, ev ery feature expressing supreme astonishment "I see that you are surprised, Mr. Al ston, but it is necessary that this per son's liberty should be curtailed, at least for the present," said Boone, calmly. "And he may thank his stars that it a no worse than 'that," added Logston, dragging the Frenchman away. "I am not only surprised, but indig nant," replied Alston." t ' "I am sorry that you feel so about It, but I am only doing what my con science approves," returned Boone. "Tell me my crime. What base villain has slandered me?" cried Le Bland, struggling vainly in the hands of Log ston. "Treachery is your crime," returned Boone. " 'Tis false! You can prove nothing," retorted Le Bland. "That young fellow has a personal spite against me because I chastised his Impertinence to ansa Alston no longer ago than yesterday. I dare say you can find the truth of my assertion written upon his shoulders In good round characters." (To be continueu.j ;rM 1'V' 5irv. - rjfU' iS- . 1 . CONGRESSMAN MCEKISON PRAISES PE-RU-NA , lion. 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Norwood replied In the affirmative, stating as much of the conversation as he could remember. "The Frenchman referred to was no doubt our amiable friend yonder," con tinued the pioneer, looking toward Le Bland. "I have long suspected him of playing a double game like this. Leave him to me; say nothing of this matter, and we will see what can be done. He had an appointment with Girty and the Miami chief, no doubt,, but did not think It prudent to go. I'm' much obliged to you, Mr. Norwood; you have rendered an Important service to me, and to all the settlers. You have commenced nobly the life of a pioneer." ' - "But what do you think of Otter Lifter? Can his word be relied on?" asked Allan, The Way of It. ' The Mlsus Mary Ann, please ex plain to me how It Is that I saw you kissing a young man In the kitchen last night. The Maid Sure, I dunno how it Is, ma'am, unless yez were lookln' through the keyhole. Clevelund Leader. 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