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Irticy terrier grew up within tlio lotf
home, nnd assisted her adopted father
In all hit tindcrtaldiKrs. Tho keen air
of tho luountaius und tho liu'lsatnlo
odor of the pine trees toolc tlio pluccof
nurso and mother to tho yountf girl.
An year nuccccdrd to year hIio grow
taller and stronger, Iicr cheelc moro
ruddy and her btep more clastic. Many
a wayfarer upon tho high-rond which
ran by Fcrricr'B farm felt long-forgotten
thouglits revivo in his mind ns ho
watched her lithe, girlish figure trip- I
ping through tlio wheat IIcIiIh, or mat
her mounted upon her father's mus-
tang, nnd managing it with all thu
ease and grace of a true child of thu
went. So the bud hlosr,oncd into a
flower, and tho yeir.i which saw her
father tlio richest of fannoru left her
an fair a specimen of American .girl
hood as could bo found on tho whole
It was not the fattisr, however, who
first discovered that tho child Ha.l do
reloped Into the woman. It seldom 1
In such caws. That mystorloiri el.ango
iatoo bubtlo and loo gradual to bo
measured by tlalc3. Ieastof all doat
tho maiden hcraolf hnow it until tho
tone of a volco or the touch of n hand
acta her heart thrilling within her, and
bc lcarnn, with a mlxturo of prido
and of fear, that a new and larger na
tore ban awahencd within her. Thcro
arc few who cannot recall that day and
remember the ono little incident which
heralded the dawn of a new life. In
tho caws of Lucy Kcrrlcr the occasion
was serious enough In itself, apart from
Its futuro Influence on her destiny nnd
that of many besides. ,
It wan a warm Juno morning, nnd
tho Lattcrdny Saints were as busy as
tbe bcefl whoso hive they havo chosen
for their emblem. In tho Holds and in
tlio streets rose the .same hum of human
industry. Down tho dusty highroads
defiled long streams of heavily laden
mules, all bending to the west, for thu
gold fover hud broken out in Cali
fornia, and the overland route
lay through thu city of tho elect.
There, too, wero drovcn of Hhcep
nd bullocks coming in from tho out-
IN AN INSTANT IT KKAHKD UPON ITU
lying pasture lands, and trains of tired
Immigrants, men and hordes equally
weary of their interminable jmniey
Through all thin motley ussombhifc,
m threading her way with tho t.lclll of an
accomplished rider, thorn galloped
Lucy Ferricr, her fair fuee Hushed with
tho cxerciso und her ltmg ehi'st'uit
holr floating out belilud her. She had
a commission from her father In tho
city and was dashing In. as hho hu 1
done many n tlino before, with nil the
fearlessness of youth, thinking only of
her tnsk and how it was to be per
formed. Tho travol-btaincd adven
turers guzed after her in astonish
ment, and even tho unemotional In
dians, journeying in with their paltry,
relaxed their accustomed stolci- m as
they marveled at tho beauty of tho
Sho had reached the outskirts of the
city, when she found tho road blocked
by a great drove of cattle, driven by a
half-dozen wild-looking herdsmen from
tho plains. In her impatience sho en
deavored to pass this obstacle by push
ing her liorsu Intowhat appeared to be
a gap. Scarcely had she got fairly In
to It, however, before tho beasts closed
in behind her, und shu found hernlf
completely embedded In tho moving
stream of liereo-eyod, long-horned
bullocks. Accustomed as sho was to
deal with cattle, hho was not alarmed
nt her situation, but took ad
vantage of every opportunity to urge
her horso on In the hope of pushing
her way through tho cavalcade. Un
fortunately, tho horn of ono of tho
beasts, either by accident or design,
camo in violent contact with the Hank
of tho mustang, ami oscltod it to mu I
ncsH. In an instant It reared up on lit
hind log with u snort of rage, nnd
pranced and tossed in a way that
would havo unseated any but a most
skillful rider. Tho situation was full
of peril. Kvory plunge of thu e
cited horso brought it against, tho
horns again, and guaded it to
fresh madness. It was all that
tho girl could do to keep heivelf In the
saddle, yet a slip would mean a
terrible death under tho hoofs of tho
unwieldy and terrified animals. Un
accustomed to sudden emergencies,
her hcud began to swim, and her grip
upon tho brldlo to relax. Choked by
tho rWng cloud of dust and by tho
steam from tho struggling creatures,
sho might have abandoned her efforts
in despair, but for a kindly voice at
her elbow wh lull assured her of assist
ance. At the same moment a sinowy
brown hand caught tho frightened
horso by tho curb, und, forcing a way
through tho dune, soon brought her to
thcoutsklrl.. ' y,
"You'ro not hurt, 1 kopc, in'ifts," buid
hor pro: cr vcr r3?..2ctf -.illy.
Jilts W.aJ ::;. a; Ida t!av-, (lercj3
face, and lnti'fhcd saucily. 'Tin awful
frightened," she w Id mil; cly : "whoever
would have lhow'ht that Poncho would
have been so scared by a lot of cowaV"
"Thank (lod you kept your scat," thu
other bald earnestly. lie was a tall,
wivagu-looklng young fellow, mounted
on a powerful roan liornc, mid clad in
the rough dress of a hunter, with a
long rlllu slung over his shoulders. "I
guess you nro the daughter of Jo'n
Kcrrlcr," ho remarkeil. "I aw you
ride t'own from his house When you
bco him, usl: him f ho remembers tho
Jefferson Hopes, of St. Louts. If he's
the samo Kcrrlcr, my father ami he
were pretty thick."
"Hadn't you better como and ask
yourself'.'" sho asked, demurolv.
The young fellow seemed pleased at
tho suggestion, and his dark eyes
sparkled with pleasure. "I'll do no."
ho said; "wo'vo been In thu mountains
for two mouths, und nro not over and
above In visiting condition. Ho must
take us as ho finds us."
"Ho has n good deal to thank you
for, nnd so havo I," she answered; "he's
awful fond of mo. If those cows had
jumped on me he'd haw xjcvci- got
"Neither would I," bald her com
panion. "You? Well, I don't see that it would
mako much mutter to you, anyhow
Yon ain't even a friend of ours.""
Tho young hunter's dark face grew
so gloomy over this remark that Lucy
Kcrrlcr laughed aloud.
"There, I didn't mean that," kIic said:
"of course, you arc a friend now. Yon
must come and see us. Now I must
push along, or father won't trust mo
with his business any more. Oood-by!"
"flood-by," ho tinswered. raising his
broad sombrero, and bending over her
llttlo hand. Sho wheeled her mustang
round, gave It a cut with her riding
whip, and darted away down tho broad
road in a rolling cloud of dust.
Young .IclYerson IIopu rodo on with
his companions, gloomy and taciturn,
lie nnd they had been among the Ne
vada mountains prospecting for silver,
and were returning to Salt Lulcu City
in the hopo of raising capital enough
to work some lodes which they
had discovered. Ho had bean as keen
as any of them upon tho business until
this sudden Incident had drawn his
thoughts into another channel. Thu
sight of the fair young girl, as frank
and wholesome as tho Sierra breeies,
hud atirrcd his voleunic, untamed heart
to Its very depths. When sho had van
ished from his sight, lie realized that a
crisis had como In his life, and that
iiullhor silver speculations nor any
other questions could ever bo of such
Importance to him as this new and all
abstrblng one. The love which had
sprung ftp in his heart was not the sud
den, changeable fancy of a boy, but
rather the wild, fierce passion of a man
of strong will and Imperious temper,
lie had been accustomeil to succeed Itj
all that ho undertook, lie swore in
his heart ho would not fail in this if
human effort and human porioernnco
could render him successful.
He called on John Kcrrlcr that night,
and many times again until his face
was a familiar ono at thu farmhouse,
.lohn, cooped up in the valley, nnd ab
sorbed In his work, had little chance of
learning the news of the outside world
during the last twoho years. All this
.letl'erson Hope was able to tell him.
and in a style which interested Lucy
tig well an her fnther Ho had been a
pioneer In California, and could nar
rate many a strange tale of fortunes
madu and fortunes lost in those wild,
halcyon days. He had been a toout,
"i am orr, i.uov," in: said.
too, and a tr.ipp.jr, n silver explorer
and a ranchman. Wherever stirring
adventures were to bu had, .lc1Tcr.-mi
Ilopo had Iwi-n there iiibcnrchof them.
He soon bocai.io a favorite with tho
farmer, who spoke eloquently of his
virtues. On such occasions l,ucy was
silent, but luir blushing cheek und her
bright, happy cjci showed only too
clearly that her joung heart was no
longer her own. Her holiest father
mu,v not have observed thooosymptoms,
but they wero assuredly not thrown
away upon the man who had won her
It was a summer evening when ho
cama galloping down tho road and
pulled up at thu (fate. Shu was at tho
doorway, and uamu down to meet him.
llo threw thu bridle over tho fencennd
strodu up the pathway.
"I am off, Lucy," hu said, taking her
two hands in his and gazing tenderly
down Into her face; "I won't ask you
to como with mo now, but will you bo
ready to como when I am hero again?"
I "And whon will that be?" sho abked,
blushing and laughing.
i "A couplo of mouths at tho outside
I will come and claim you then, my
tilt ii i.Ttk ii ...it .j t
UE WAS STUX HITTINO WITU HIS EI.-
nows on ins k.nkkh.
darling. There's no ono who can
stand between us."
"And how ubout fnther?
"He has given his consent, provided
we get tneso mines working all right.
I have no fear on that head."
"Oh, well, of course, if you nnd fa
ther havo arranged It, there's no more
to be said." sho whispered, with her
cheek against his broad breast.
"Thank Oodl" ho said, hoarsely,
stooping und kissing her. "It Is set
tled then. Tho longer I stny, the
harder It will be to go. They are wait
ing for mo at tho canyon. Oood-by,
my own darling- good-by. In two
mouths you shall see mo."
Ho tore himself from bur us ho spoke,
nnd. Hinging himself upon his horso,
galloped furiously away, never oven
looking round, as though afraid that
his resolution might fail him If ho toolc
ono glaneo nt what ho was leaving.
Sho stood at tho gato, gazing after
him until he vanished from her sight.
Then sho walked back Into tho house,
thu happiest girl In all Utah.
jojjn rr.nnmtTU.tts with vnr. raoniET.
Three weeks had passed since Jeffer
son Hope and hlscomrades had depart
ed from Salt Lake City. John Kerrier's
heart was boro within him when ho
thought of the young man's return,
and of tho Impending loss of his adopt
ed child. Yet her bright and happy
faco reconciled him to lliu arrangement
more than any argument could havo
done Ho had nl -s determined,
deep down in his resolute heart, that
nothing would ever induce him to
allow his daughter to wed a Jlormon.
Such a niarrlngo ho regarded as no
marriago at all, but as a shame and a
disgrace Whatever ho might think of
the .Mormon doctrines, upon that ono
point ho was inflexible Ho had to
seal his mouth ou tho subject, however,
for to express an orthodox opinion was
a dangerous matter in thoso days in
Land of tho Saints.
Yes, a dangerous matter so danger
ous that even tho most saintly dared .
only whisper their religious opinions '
with bated breath, lest something '
which fell from their lips might bo
misconstrued, and bring down n swift
retribution upon them. Tho victims
of persecution had now turned perse
cutors on their own account, and per
n"eutors of the moil terrible descrip
tion. Not the Inquisition of Seville,
nor the (u'rinan Vehmgericht, nor tho
secret societies of Italy, wcro cverablo
to put a more formidable machinery In
motion than that which cast a cloud
over the territory of Utah. ,
Its Invisibility, and tho mystery !
which was attached to It, mado this
organization doubly terrible. It ap
peared to bo omniscient and omnipo
tent, and yet was neither scon nor
heard. Tho man who held out against
tho church vanished away, ami nono
knew whither ho had gone or what had
befallen him. His wife and children
awaited him at homo, but no father
ever returned to tell them how ho had
fared at tho hands of his secret judges.
A rash word or a hasty act was fol
lowed by annihilation, and yet nono
know what tho nature might boof this
terrible power which was suspended
over them. No wonder that men went
about In fear and trembling, and that
nven In thu heart of tho wilderness
they dared not whisper tho doubts
which oppressed them.
At first this vaguoand tcrrlblo power
was exercised only upon tho rcenlcl
trnnts, who, having embraced tho
Mormon faith, wished afterward to
pervert or to abandon It. Soon, how
ever, it took a wider range. Tho sup
ply of adult women was running short,
nnd polygamy, without a fomalo popu
lation ou which to draw, was a barren
doctrine Indeed. Strange rumors bo
gnn to bo bandied about rumors of;
murd?rud Immigrants and rilled camps
In regions where Indians had never
been been. Kresh women appeared In
thu harems of tho elders women who
plnud and wept, and boro upon thuir
faces the traces of uncxtlngulshnblo
horror. I'clated wanderers upon tl.o
mouututus bpoko of gangs of urmed
men, masked, stealthy, und noiseless,
who flitted by them in tho durkness.
These tales and rumors took substance
and shape, and were corroborated and
ro-eorroboratcd until they resolved
themselves into a definite name. To
this day, In tlio lonely ranches of tho
west, tho namo of tho Hanlto Hand, or
thu Avenging Angels, Is a sinister and
Knllor knowledge of tho organiza
tion which produced such terrible re
sults served to Increase rather than to
lessen tho horror which it iiibpircd in
tho minds of men. Nono knew who
belonged to this ruthless society. Tho
names of tho participators In thu deeds
of blood and violence, done under tho
name of religion, wero kept profound
ly secret.. Tho very friend to whom
you communicated your misgivings as
to the prophet and his mission might
bo ono of those who would como forth
tit night with fire und sword to exact a
terrible reparation. Hence, every man
feared his neighbor, and nono spoke
of tho things which wcro nearest his
Ono Jlno mornlug, John Kcrrlcr was
about to set out to his wheat-fields,
when ho heard tho click of the latch,
una, looking through tho window, saw
. jtout, . samly-Iiaired, . mldulo-oi
man coming up i.ic piunwny. us v
heart leaped to his mouth,--for this was '
nonu other than the great lirlghatn
Young himself. Kull of trepidation
for ho know that such a visit boded
him llttlo gool-Kerrier ran to tho
door to greet tho Mormon chief. The
latter, howevjr, received his salutation
coldly, anil followed hlrn with a stern
face Into the sitting-room. I
"lirothor Kerrior," ho said, taking a
sent, and eyeing the farmer keenly
from under his light-colored eyelashes,
"the true believers havo boon good
friends to you. Wo picked you up
when you wero starving In tho desert,
we shared our food with you, led you
safe to the chosen valley, gave you a j
goodly share of land, and allowed you
to wax rich under our protection. Is
not this so?" I
"It Is so," answered John Kcrrlcr.
"In return for all this we asked but
ono condition; that was that you
should embraco tho true faith, and
conform In every way to Its usages.
This you promised to do; and this, If
common report says truly, you havo
"And how havo I neglected It?"
asked Kcrrlcr, throwing out his hands
in expostulation. "Havo I not given
to tho common fund? Have I not at
tended at tho temple? Havo I not--"
. "Whero are your wives?" asked
Yottng, looking round him. "Call
them In. that I may gn:ct them."
"It is true that I have not married, "
Kcrrlcr unswjred. "Hut women were
few, and there were many who had
better claims than I. I was not a lone
ly man; I had my daughter to attend
to my wants."
"It Is of that daughter that I would
speak to you," sal.l tho lea.lur of the
Mormons. "Sho has grown to bo tho
flower of Utah and has found favor In
tho eyes of many who aro high in tho
John Kcrrlcr groaned Internally.
"There aro stories of her which I
would fain dish dievo stories that sho
is scaled to some (.entile This must bo
the gossip of idle tongues. What Is
tho thirteenth rule In tho coJo of tho
sainted Joseph Smith? I.et every maid
en of the true faitli marry ono of tho
elect; for If sho wed a Gentile she com
mits a grievous sin.' Tlii-i buing r.o It is
impossible that yon, who profess tho
holy creed, should suilcr your daughter
to violate It."
John Kcrrlcr mado no answer, but
ho played nervously with his riding
"Upon this ono point your wholo
faith shall bo tested so it has been
decided In the sacred council of four.
The girl Is young, and wo would not
havo liar wed gray hub's; neither would
wo deprive her of all choice. Wc elders
havo many heifers Hobcr C. Kimball,
in ono of his sermons, alludes to his
hundred wives under this endearing
epithet), but our children must also bo
provided. Stangerson has a son, und
Diebbor has a son, nnd either of them
would gladly welcome your daughter
to their house Let her chooso be
tween them." They aro young and rich,
and of tho true faith. What say you
Kcrrlcr remained silent for some
little time, with his brows knitted.
"You will give us time," ho said, &t
last. "My daughter is very young
shu is scarce of an ago to marry."
"Sho shnll havo a month to choose,"
Raid Young, rising from his beat. "At
the end of that time she shall give her
1 He was passing through tho doer,
when ho turned, with (lushed faco and
Hashing eyes. "It wcro better foryou,
John Kerrior," ho thundered, "tlmt you
und she wero now lying blanched skel
etons upon the Sierra Ulaneo, thr.r.
that you should put your weak wills
against thu orders of- tho Holy Kourl"
With a threatening gesture of his
hand ho turned from tho door, und
Kcrrlcr heard his heavy step scrunch
Ingalong tlm bhlnjrly path.
(To be continued )
A. It. IX.
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