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THE RED STORM
Or the Days of Daniel Boone
B y J O E L R O B I N SO N
a a. . I
The heart of Allan Norwood was not
weak and Irresolute, but strong In Its
resolves, and firm and persevering in the
execution of its purposes. The events at
Boonesborough, in which Providence had
made him an actor, called out the latent
powers of his mind, and stimulated him
to prompt and decisive efforts In regard
to Rosalthe. Immediately after the de
parture of Logston, Captain Boone sum
moned some of the most experienced of
his little garrison around him, to learn
their respective views in relation to the
course most proper to pursue under ex
isting circumstances. It was finally de
cided that two or three persons of ex
perience should steal quietly from the
fort, to find the geutle maiden. Kenton,
Ballard and Allan immediately offered
Ballard affected to regard our hero
with considerable contempt, for he prid
ed himself not a little on his skill in
woodcraft, and did not wish to be con
sidered on a level with those less expert
who had perchance never followed a
trail or slain an Indian.
"If this Ohio fellow goes with us, we
can't expect anything good will be likely
to happen," he said to Kenton, in a
voice sufficiently loud for Allan to hear.
"Why not?" asked Kenton.
"He's got no knowledge of these kind
o' things. He wouldn't know an Indian
trail from a rabbit path. And as for
rifle shootin', I don't suppose he could
hit the bigness of a man at fifty yards,
In firing as many times."
"Perhaps you underrate his abilities,"
"That ain't by no means probable!" re
torted Ballard. "I'm called the shrewd
est reader of human character in Ken
tucky. I don't often make mistakes In
them kind of matters. The chap is too
quiet to be anything; he's got no cour
age, and If he has, he hasn't skill enough
to follow a trail. As sure as he goes,
somethin' will break."
"Quiet your apprehensions, sir," said
Allan, approaching the scout. "Do your
own duty, and if I fail to discharge
mine, the blame will not be attributed
"That's all very well," replied Ballard
unabashed. "I've heard people talk just
eo afore, and then be off In the time of
"Come, Ballard, don't be hard; you'll
wound the young man's feelings," interposed-
"Ugh!" exclaimed Ballard, imitating
the short, guttural sound peculiar to the
Indian tribes. "I reckon his feelin's
ain't much finer nor mine nor yours. I
ftti't disposed to put my reputation on
a level with a green hand like him."
The cool contemptuous manner and
insulting language of the spy thoroughly
, aroused the indignation of Allan. Keep
ing down, with a strong effort, the feel
ings of wounded pride and impatience
that were rankling within, he stepped
forward and laid his hand upon Bal
lard's shoulder, and closing it until the
fingers seemed sinking into the flesh, said
in a hoarse whisper: -
"Cease this foolish bravado; or, If you
must quarrel, wait until we are outside
the fort, when we will settle It like men."
The features of the scout grew pale,
end then flushed with anger; he threw
a savage look at Norwood, and grasped
the handle of his hunting knife. Simon
Kenton instantly seized Ballard's arm,
and wrenched the weapon from his hand.
"Are ye madmen!" cried Boone, who
appeared at that moment, and saw what
was taking place. "What means this?
Why are ye wrangling? Is there not
fighting enough to be done, without put
ting each other's throats? Ballard, you
are always too fast. Your ill-nature will
cost your life, ultimately; but I will risk
this young man with you. No more de
lay off with you, and do the best you
Everything being in readiness, the gate
was opened, the trio took leave of their
friends, and left the fort, followed by
the prayers and good wishes of all who
They proceeded down the river, the
scout leading the way in sullen and om
inous silence. It was evident that he
had not recovered his temper. He fully
resolved as he strode on, that Allan
should not accompany them, but return
to Boonesborough, or dispose of him'
self In any other manner he saw fit.
With lowering countenance, and deter
mined air, he stopped, and returning to
Kenton, addressed him as follows:
"You've heerd my opinion about that
young chap from Ohio, and I mean to
abide by it, and act up to it. He may
go any way he pleases, and do what
he pleases, but he can't go with m
"This Is folly," exclaimed Kenton. "I
will vouch for Mr. Norwood's courage
"Well, If you like him, you can go
with him, and we'll part company," re
turned the scout, doggedly.
Allnn had gained sufficient knowledge
of Ballard's character to enable him
to understand that prompt and decided
action was required.
"You have seen fit," said Allan, "to
Insult a stranger In a manner that
unpardonable, nevertheless, I will bear
no malice, If your conduct In future be
such as one man expects, In decency,
from another. If you wish to be on
friendly terms, I am ready and willing
but if, on the contrary, you wish to
fight, you will not find me unprepared
"You look like It!" was the laconic
"You are unreasonable," remonstrated
Kenton, in a milder tone.'
"We'll part company," added the
The scout being naturally of a very
obstinate disposition, It was Impossible
to change his determination; according
ly he' shouldered his rifle and walked
away, thinking, doubtless, that Kenton
would follow him; but in this he was
mistaken; Kenton remained with Allan.
"Let him go," he added; "he's In one
of his contrary moods, and won't listen
to reason. What do you say to taking
"That would be the best thing we
could do if we had one," answered Nor
wood. "There is one concealed In the bushes
yonder; so we'll soon float it," said Ken-
The little vessel was dragged from its
concealment, and the two young men
ere soon gliding down the river. Nor
wood had not forgotten to inform his
comrade about the circumstances of find
ing the spot where a canoe had evidently
been drawn up, and of the strange con
duct of Vesuvius. For several hours
they silently plied the paddles, always
keeping close to the shore.
They had reached a place where the
river made a sudden sweep to the left,
nd was much wider, when a man ap
peared on the opposite bank and be
sought them in an impassioned manner
to come to his assistance.
Simon Kenton paid no attention to
his entreaties, which astonished Allan
very much, whose ears were ever open
to the cries of those. In distress.
"What do you want?" asked our hero,
touched with pity by the frantic en
treaties of the unknown, and, apparent
ly, greatly terrified individual.
"I've escaped from the Wyandots;
they are after me, and I cannot cross
the river; come and take me off, If you
are Christians," returned the man, who
continued to run along the shore, wring
ing his hands as the boat passed on.
"Let us take hirn into the boat," said
Kenton smiled, and shook his head,
and the man redoubled his cries, protest
ing that the Indians would soon recap
ture him if he did not succeed in getting
across the river.
'Poor fellow!" exclaimed Norwood.
Come, my friend, this is unlike you!
Are you not touched by the terrible
fears and miserable condition of the
"Not I," said Kenton. "This distress
is not real; it is an infamous plot to
allure us to the other sidte. The white
scoundrel is backed by a score of red
skins, no doubt."
"Are you really in earnest?' asked
"Perfectly so. You are laying a trap
to deceive us," said Kenton, ceasing to
use his paddle.
The fellow on shore solemnly protest
ed that he was not, but was acting in
perfect good faith.
"How many Indians are there up In
the woods behind you?" resumed Ken
ton, laying down his paddle.
The man swore that there was not one
there to his knowledge; but he expected
every moment the woods would be full
of them, when he, unfortunate fellow,
would perhaps be burned at the stake,
the subject of tortures Impossible to de
scribe. "Now back water a little, and keep
the boat steady," whispered Kenton;
then addressing the fellow in distress:
'If we go ashore, you promise to play
us no Indian tricks?"
"Not a trick," was the reply; and the
white impostor called heaven and earth,
and the Maker of both, to witness his
"Turn the boat quite round, head to
the opposite shore, so as to bring you
between myself and him," said Kenton,
in alow voice.
"What if he should prove to be no
impostor after all?" remarked Allan.
"Nonsense! Look! I can see a paint
ed face peeping from behind a bush.
Steady as you are. When I have fired,
drop your paddle and let fly at the In
dian, if you get a chance.
The little boat now lay quietly upon
the water; and before the man on shore
perceived what was Intended, Kenton
raised his piece and discharged It.
The white man fell scrambled to his
feet and fell a second time. Allan had
kept watch of the red face behind the
bush, and the instant Kenton fired, selz
ed his own rifle and followed his exam
ple with all the celerity and precision of
a practiced hunter. The painted visage
disappeared, and a loud warwhoop re
sounded through the forest.
"You see I was right," said Kenton,
"You have finished your fellow, and the
white renegade has got what he won't
get over in a hurry."
"His distress seems to be more real
now," observed Allan, as the wounded
man attempted to recover his feet for
the third time with no better success
While Norwood was speaking, severa
Indians appeared on the bank of the
river, and our two friends were saluted
with a shower of balls.
"Load your rifles," said Kenton, cool
ly, "and I will pull up close to the shore,
and get as far out of range as possible,
Several of their balls, you see, have
touched the boat"
: Simon bent smartly to the paddle, and
t?e tiny vessel shot rapidly through the
yielding waters. The young hunter re
loaded his rifle, while the bullets of the
enemy occasloiuHr whistled past his
ears, splintered the boat, or, tholr force
being spent, fell harmless a few feet
"Several of them are at work
In the water; I wonder what they are
doing?" said Allan.
. "They have doubtless sunk a canoe
there, and are now raising It; they In
tend to follow u."
"You are right; they are dragglug a
birchen vessel from the water." ,
The canoe had left the opposite bank
and was now rpiuly approacmug, pro
pelled by four savages.
'They are Mlamis," observed Kenton;
we must sink them."
But how? Klfle halls make but small
Miles; we might perforate the bark In
doien places bflow the waterllne and
not affect our purpose."
"We have been trying some experi
ments at Boonesborough lately, with
balls linked together In this manner,"
replied Kenton, holding up two bullets
fastened together by a small chain
bout eight Inches long. 'These balls,
when projected from the rifle, separate
the length of the chain, and at the dis
tance of 150 yards will pass through n
board an Inch In thickness. So you
perceive that it will not take many such
shots to sink one of those canoes, for
they are not much thicker than brown
The Miamls swept toward our friends
ith loud cries, thinking to terrify them,
nd render resistance less effectual.
I don't care eo much about destroy
ing the poor wretches, as I do about
sinking the canoe," added Kenton, In a
uppressed voice. "Let us get the first
fire, If we can. Do you fear them?"
"I never was afraid in my life," said
The words had scarcely left Norwood s
lips when a shot from the savages cut a
button from his hunting frock.
"That was very well done," remarked
Kenton. "They are near enough; let
ns have a shot it's our turn now. Fire
at the canoe, and you can't help doing
Both took steady aim, and the Indians,
anticipating their Intentions, endeavored
to screen themselves by dodging their
heads down into the canoe.
'That will only make it worse for
them," said Kenton; and then both fired.
The result fully equalled their expec
tations; the fragile vessel was so badly
cut that It Immediately filled, and the
Indians leaped Into the water, some of
them severely, if not mortally, wounded.
In a few seconds the canoe sank.
Then the terrified Mlamis made a great
splashing in the water, while those on
the bank yelled with rage. The two
young men grasped the paddles and used
them with such effect that in half an
hour not an enemy was seen or heard.
Having landed, they filled the boat
with large stones and sunk it. The sun
had gone down and darkness pervaded
the mighty foresti.
"Come," said Allan. "let us go."
"Go where?" asked his companion.
"Anywhere," replied Norwood, hesi
tatingly, "to find Rosalthe Alston.
Kenton, who had seated himself on
the bank, arose and attempted to follow
Allan, but staggered a few steps and
"My dear Kenton, you are wounded!
exclaimed his companion, running to the
heroic woodsman and raising his head
from the ground. But the gallant fel
low made no reply; he had fainted from
the loss of blood.
(To be eontlnned.l
The botanist was describing a curl
ous plant called the sundew, or flesh
eating plant about which Rossettl
wrote his famous poem.
"The leaves of this plant were curl
ous," he said. "Each bad a lot of long
coarse hairs on it and a knob in the
center covered with a green mucilage,
"A bee alighted on one of the hairs,
Then a strance thing happened. The
neighboring hairs seemed to come to
life. They reared up and pounced
upon the bee, they carried It over to
the knob, and they pressed It firmly
into the mucilage. Then they became
simply hairs again.
"The bee struggled helplessly, like a
fly stuck in fly paper. The leaf grad
ually folded around it enveloping it at
last as, in an apple dumpling, the
pastry envelopes the fruit. A few
hours later the leaf opened again, but
nn slcrn of the bee remained. It had
"There are many flesh-eaters among
plants. The bladderwort, tne tootwort,
and the butterwort attract insects ana
anlmalculae, and, imprisoning them by
means of hairs and mucilage, devour
them at leisure. 1
"In Borneo and South America It Is
said that there are flesh-eating trees
powerful enough to capture and dl
gest foxes, gulls, crBIdren, even men
But we have no scientific proof that
such trees exist. They could exist, of
course, but till we actually see them
it is best to regard the stories about
them as native twaddle." New York
"My man," said old Hardfyst to the
hero who had Just. saved him from
death under the wheels of a loocmo-
tlve, "If I had change for this half do!
lar I'd give you something."
"Pop," replied the hero, "If you real
ly want to pay me what your lire
worth you'll need change for a cent."
In Cuba sixteen tons of cane yield
one ton of sugar; in Peru It requires
St. Jacobs Oil
for many, many years has cured
ami eemtlnuos to cure
Price, 25c. and 50c.
Not I.lkrlr to Karnpe.
Henry Vignaud, secretary of the
nierlean Embassy at Paris, enjoys
telling of an American who was being
shown the tomb of Napoleon. As the
loquacious guide , referred to the va
rious points of Interest In connection
Ith the tomb, the American evinced
the greatest Interest In all that was
This Immense sarcophagus," de
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Inslilo of that, sir, is a steel receptacle
elghlng twelve tons, and Inside of
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taining the remnlns of the great mnn."
For a moment the American was
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"It seems to me that you've got him
all right If he ever gets out, cable
me at my expense." Success Magazine.
Lincoln's Flrat Election.
Lincoln's election to the legislature.
of Illinois In August, 1834, marks the
end of the pioneer period of his life.
He was done now with the wild care
lessness of the woods, with the rough
Jollity of Clary's Grove, with odd Jobba
for bis dally bread with all the de
tails of frontier poverty. He contla
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harassed by debts he was constantly
laboring to pay, and sometimes abso
lutely without money; but from this
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of wider knowledge and better trained
minds than those he had known In
Gentry ville and New Salem; while
the simple social life of Vandalla,
where he went to attend the sessions
of the legislature, was more elegant
than anything he had yet seen. St
A Brialt Trade in Sermons.
The wife of a Philadelphia clergy
man recently sold a box of waste pa
per to a ragman, says Success Maga
zine. In the box were a lot of manu
script sermons of her husband's. A
month or so thereafter, the ragman
again came around, and asked If the
lady had any more sermons to sell.
"I have some waste paper," said she,
"but why should you particularly want
"Well, mum, yon see I did so well
with them that I got here a month ago.
I got sick up In Altoona, and a preach
er there boarded me and my horse for
a couple of weeks for that box of ser
mons, because I hadn't any money.
Since then he's got a great reputation
In those parts as a preacher. I'll give
ten cents a pound for all you have."
The Supreme Court.
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