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RED CLOUD. NEBRASKA, CHIEF
8YNOP.SIR.-To the Kentucky
wilderness outpoHt commanded by
Jerome Sander, In tho tlmo Imme
diately piecedliiK tho Revolution,
cotncH a while loy tlcolnjr from a
trlbo of tJlinwiit'CM by whom ho had
been captured and adopted as a Ron
of tho chief Kiilitoo, Ho In clvoti
shelter and attracts tho favorable
attontlon of l)no Vnndcll, a leader
nmotic tho settlers. Tho boy warns
bin new friends of the coming of a
Bhawnco war party. Tho fort Is
nttueked, und only Kivod by tho
timely appearance of a party of
Vlrlnlnn.H. Tlio lender of those la
fatally wounded, tint In bin dylnK
momentn recognizes tho fugitive
youth nn IiIh hum. At lied UakH,
plantation on the James river, Vir
ginia, Colonel Data's homo, tho boy
nppeurn with a mecimKo for the
colonel, who after rending It Intro
duces tho bearer to his daughter
I'nrbara aH her cniiBln, Krsklno
Dale. Kr.sklnp meets two other
cotiolns, Many Dale and HiikIi WIN
loughby. Dueling niplcra on a wall
at Hod Oaks attract Krsklno's at
tention. Ho tnkeH bin first fencing
Iohhoii from Hugh. Yandcll visits
Ilcd Onks. At tho county fair at
Williamsburg Krsklno meets n
youth, Dano Clrey, and thcro at
onco nrlcri a bitter antagonism bo
CHAPTER VI Continued.
Tho bully ru-diod. Dave caught lilm
.mound the neck with lilu loft arm,
'lils rlshl HWliiglti; low, the bully was
il If tort from the ground, crushed
HKiilnst Pnvo's breast, tho wind wont
out of lilm with a Krunt, and Dave
with a smile liOKiui swinging him to
and fro as though he wore putting a
child to sloop. The spectators jelled
llielr laughler and the bully roared
like a bull. Then Duvo reached
around with his left baud, caught the
bully's left wrist, pulled loose his
hold, and with a leftward twist or
his own body tossed his antagonist
home several feet away. The bully
turned once In the air and lighted
resoundingly on his back. He got up
dazed and sullen, but breaking into a
good-natured laugh, shook his head
and held forth the buckles to Dave.
"You won Vni," Dave said. "They're
yours. I wasn't wrastllng for them.
You challenged. We'll shake hands."
Then My Lord Duninore sent for
Davo nod asked him where he was
"And do you know tho Indian coun
try on this side of tho Cumberland?"
asked his lordship.
Ills lordship smiled thoughtfully.
"I may have need of you."
"I am tin American, my lord."
Ills lordship lliwucd, but he con
"You are at least an open enemy,"
ho said, and gave orders to move on.
Tho horse rare was now on, and
Colonel Dale hurt given Hugh permis
sion to ride Kirelly, but when bo saw
the lad's condition he peremptorily re
fused. "And nobody else can rldo lilm," he
ald, with much disappointment.
"Let me try I" cried Krsklne.
"You!" Colonel Dale stnrted to
laugh, but he caught Dave's eye.
"Surely," said Dave. Tho colonel
"Very well I will."
At once the three went to the horse,
and the negro groom rolled his eyes
when he learned what his purpose
"DIs hoss'll kill rtat boy," ho n;ut
tercd, but the horse had already sub
mitted his haughty head to the lad's
hand and was standing quietly. Even
Colonel Dale showed amazement and
concern when the boy Insisted that
the saddle be taken off, as he wanted
to ride bareback, and again Dave
overcame his scruples with a word of
full conlldunce. The boy had been
riding pony races bareback, he ex
plained, among the Indians, as long
ns ho had been ablo to sit n horse.
The astonishment of the crowd when
they saw Colonel Dale's favorite
horse enter the course with a young
Indian apparently on him bareback
will have to be Imagined, but when
they recognized the rider as tho lad
who hnil won the race, the betting
through psychological perversity was
stronger than ever on Flrelly. Hugh
even tool; nn additional bet with his
friend Grey, who was quite openly
"You bet on tho horso now," he
"On both," said Hugh.
It was a pretty and a closo race be
tween Flrelly and a white-starred bay
mare, und they enmo down the course
neck and neck like two whirlwinds.
A wnr-whoop so Indlrin-llko nnd
curdling that it startled every old
frontiersman who heard it came sud
denly from one of the riders. Then
Firefly stretched ahead Inch by Inch,
nnd another triumphant savage yell
heralded victory as the black horse
swept over the line n length ahead.
Dane Grey swore quite fearfully, for
It was a bet that he could 111 afford
to lose. He waa talking with Barbara
when the boy came back to the Dules,
and something he was saying made
By JOHN FOX, Jr.
the girl color resentfully, and the lud
hoard her say sharply:
"lie Is my cousin," and she turned
away from the young gullant and gave
tho youthful winner a glnd smile.
Again Hugh und Dai; Grey were
missing when the party started back
to the town they were gone to bet
on "Ilncon's Thunderbolts" In a cock
light. That night they still were miss
ing when the party went to see tho
Virginia Comedians In a play by one
Mr. Congrove they were gaming that
night and next morning when the
Kentucky lad rose, he and Dave
through his window snvv the two
young roisterers approaching the
porch of the hotel much disheveled
and all but staggering with drink.
"I don't like that young man," salrt
Dave, "and he has a bad influence on
That morning news enmo from New'
Kngland that sot the town n-qiilver.
ICuglaud's answer to the Boston tea
party had been the closing of Boston
harbor. In the House of Burgesses,
the news was met with a burst of
Indignation. The 1st of June was
straightway sot apart as n day of
fasting, humiliation, und prayer that
God would avert the calamity threat
ening the civil rights of America. In
the middle of the afternoon my lord's
coach and six white horses swung
from his great yard and made for the
capltol my lord sitting erect and
haughty, his lips "set with the resolu
tion to crush the spirit of the rebel
lion. It must have been a notable
scene, for Nicholas, Bland, Lee, Hnr
rlson, Pendleton, Henry and Jeffer
son, and perhaps Washington, wore
there. And uiy lord was far from
popular. He hart hitherto girded him
self with all the trappings of etiquette,
had a court herald prescribe rules for
the guidance of Virginians In ap
proaching his excellency, had enter
tained little and, unlike his prede
cessors, made no effort to establish
cordial relations with tho people. of
the capital. Tho Burgesses were" to
give a groat ball In his lienor that
ory night, and now he was come to
The Two Backwoodsmen Had Been
Dazzled by tho Brilliance of It All.
dissolve them. And dlssolvo them ho
did. They bowed gravely and with
no protest. Shaking with anger my
lord stalked to his coach and six
while they repaired to the Apollo
room to prohibit the use of tea and
propose a general congress of the col
onies. And thnt ball camo to pass.
Haughty hosts received their haughty
guest with the finest und gravest
courtesy, bent low over' my lady's
hand, danced with her daughters, nnd
wrung from my lord's reluctant lips
the one grudging word of comment:
And the ladles of his family bobbed
their heads sadly In confirmation, for
the stccl-llkc barrier between them
was so palpablo that It could have
boon touched thnt night, It seemed, by
Tho two backwoodsmen had been
dazzled by the brilliance of It all, for
tho boy had stood with Barbara, who
had been allowed to look on for n
while. Again my lord had summoned
Dave to lilm and asked many ques
tions nbout the wilderness beyond the
Cumberland, nnd ho even had tho boy
to come up and shnke hands, and
asked him whero ho had learned to
rldo so well.
Before Bnrbnra was sent homo
Hugh and Duno Grey, dressed with
great care, came In, with an exaggera
tion of dignity and politeness thnt
fooled few others thun themselves.
Hugh, catching Barbara's sad und re
proachful glance, did not dare go near
her, bui Dane made straight for her
sldo when he entered the room nnd
bowed with great gallantry. To the
boy he paid no attention whatover,
and the latter, fired with Indignation
and, hate, turned hastily awuy. But In
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n corner unseen he could not withhold
watching the two closely, and he felt
vaguely that he was watching n fright
ened bird nnd a snnke. The little
girl's self-composure seemed quite to
vnnlsh. her face flushed, her eyes wcrt
downenst, and her whole attitude hud
n mature embarrassment that was far
beyond her years. The lnd wondered
nnd was deeply disturbed. The linlf
overlooking and wholly coutcinptuour
glance thnt Grey had shot over his
head had stung him life a knife-cut, so
like nn actual knife indeed thnt with
out knowing It his rights hand waa
then fumbling nt his belt. Davo too
was noticing und so was Barbara's
mother nnd her father, who knew very
well that this smooth, suave, bold
young daredevil was deliberately lead
ing Hugh Into all the mischief he
could find. Nor did he leave the girl's
side until she was taken home. Krs
klne, too, left then nnd went back to
the tavern nnd up to his room. Then
with his knife In his belt he went
down again and waited on the porch.
Already guests were coming bnck from
the party and It was not long before
ho saw Hugh and Dane Grey half
stumbling up tho steps. Krsklne rose.
Grey confronted the lad dully for a
moment and then strnlghtcned.
"Here's anuzzer one wants to fight,"
lie said thickly. "My young friend, I
will oblige you nnywhere with nny
Ihlng, at any time except tonight.
You must regard zhut as great honor,
for I am not accustomed to fight with
And ho waved the boy nwoy with
such an insolent gesture thnt tho lad,
knowing no other desire with nn en
emy than to kill him In any way pos
sible, snatched his knife from his belt.
Ho heard a cry of surprise nndjiorror
from Hugh nnd a huge hand "caught
his upraised wrist.
"Put It back 1" said Dave Ftcrnly.
The dazed boy obeyed and Dave led
Dave talked to the lad nbout th
enormity of his offense, but to Dave
he wns Inclined to defend himself and
his notion. Next morning, however,
when the pnrty started back to Bert
Daks, Krsklne felt u difference in the
atmosphere thnt made him unensy.
Barbara alone seemed unchanged, nnd
ho wns quick to guess thnt she had not
been told of the Incident. Hugh was
distinctly distant and surly for nn
other reason ns well. He hnd wanted
to ask young Grey to become one of
their party and his father had deci
sively forbidden lilm for another rea
son, too, than his Influence over Hugh:
Grey nnd ills family were Tories nnd
lu high favor with Lord Dunmoro.
As yet Davo had made no explnnn
tlon or excuse for his young friend,
but he soon made up his mind thnt It
would be wise to offer the best extenu
ation as soon ns possible; which wns
simply thnt tho lad knew no better,
had not yet hnd the chance to learn,
nnd on the rage of Impulse hnd noted
Just ns he would have done nniong the
Indlnns, whoso code alone he know.
The mnttcr came to n bend shortly
after their arrival at Bed Oaks when
Colonel Dnle, Harry, Hugh and Davo
were on the front porch. Tho boy was
standing behind the box-hedge .near
tho steps and Barbara had Just ap
peared In tho doorway.
"Well, what was the trouble?"
Colonel Dnle had Just asked.
"He tried to stab Grey unarmed and
without warning," said Hugh shortly.
At tho moment the boy caught sight
of Barbara. Her eyes, filled with scorn,
met his In one long, sad, withering
look, nnd she turned noiselessly back
Into the house. Noiselessly too he
melted Into the garden, slipped down
to the river bank, nnd dropped to tho
ground. He knew nt last what he had
done. Nothing wns said to him when
ho enmc back to the house and thnt
night ho scarcely opened his lips. In
silence he went to bed and next morn
ing he was gone.
Tho mystery wns explained when
Barbara told how tho boy too must
linvo overheard Hugh.
"Ho's hurt," snld Dnve, "and he'ii
"On foot?" nsked Colond Dnle In
credulously. "Ho can trot nil dny and make al
most as good tlmo ns n horte."
"Why, he'll starve."
"Ho could got there on roots and
herbs and wild honey, but he'll have
fresh meat every day. Still, I'll have
to try to overtake him. I must go,
And ho asked for his horse and went
to cot rendv for tho lonrnev. Ten
minutes later Hugh and Hurry rushed
Joyously to his room.
"We're going with you I" they cried,
nnd Davo wns greatly pleased. An
hour later all were ready, nnd nt the
Inst moment Firefly wns led In, sad
dled nnd bridled, nnd with a lending
hnltcr around his neck.
"It make me laugh. I have no
use. I give hole dam planta
(TO HE CONTINUED.)
an i iij ,
Always on Full Time.
Mills may start and mills may t(op
but tho divorce mill runt on forevci,
ON SMALL SCALE
There Are Times When Farmer
Finds It Profitable to Do
His Own Tanning.
DETAILED DIRECTIONS GIVEN
Guggedtlons as to Usual Practices,
Rates and Methods of Payment Are
Made In Circular of Department
(I'rrpiired by tlif United States Department
Tanneries are equipped to make all
the leather the country needs and can
iiiuko bettor leather more economically
than the fanner can, but there are
times when the producer of hides finds
that the margin between the price paid
for tho raw material and the prjee
nsked for finished leather Is so wat
Removing the Flesh That Was Left
On in Impropsr Skinning.
that he determines to do ills own tan
ning. Tor example In certain lnrge
sections of tho country n farmer can
hardly give nway tho hides he has,
yet leather in small pieces costs him
from $1 to $1,130 n pound. To help
him In such emergencies the United
States Department of Agriculture has
Just Issued Department Circular '2'AO,
Home Tanning, which gives detailed
directions for making leather for vari
Best Way of Handling.
With the Issuance of this publica
tion the department now has for dis
tribution, Information on the bundling
of hides from the skinning of the
animal to the enre of the leather In
the finished article such as harness,
belts, boots, nnd shoes. Farmers'
Bulletin 1053, Country Hides and
Skins: Skinning, Curing mid Market
ing, recently revised and reprinted for
tho third time, tells how to perform
these operations In the most etlkient
manner. In Knnnors' Bulletin 1 1 SI.
The Caro of Leather, also recently
revised and reprinted, are directions
for tanking leather last longer. Any,
or all, of these bulletins Including
the new clrculnr, may bo obtained
free by writing to tho Department of
Agriculture, Washington, I). C.
Suggestions as to Rates.
In the circular Just Issued the farmer
who wishes to do tanning on a small
scale may find explicit directions for
making bnrk-tunued sole and hnrness
leather, chrome-tnuued leather, und
alum-tanned luce leather. But In case
he wishes to have the tnnnlng done
for lilm he will find suggestions ns to
tho usual practices, rates, and meth
ods of payment. It Is the custom
nniong some tnnnerH who do work for
farmers having only a few hides to
tan a hide for half the leather. That
is, the farmer sends In a hide and gets
back one-half of It made Into leather,
usually paying tho shipping charges
A list of tanneries that will tan one
or more hides for fnrmers may bo
obtained from tho burcnu of chemistry,
United States Department of Agri
culture, Washington, D. C.
When high prices are charged for
leather lu smull quantities It Is usually
possible to buy nt a comparatively
low price by taking more nt a time. If
a side of leather Is bought, instead
of a couple of pounds nt n tlmo says
tho circular. It is often possible to
buy It nt only 10 to 20 per cent above
NEW TYPE OF MILK BOTTLES
Department of Agriculture Has Not
Approved or Disapproved Any
A number of Inquiries recently re
ceived by the United Stntes Depart
ment of Agriculture ifcun to bo based
upon newspnper reports that tho gov
ernment had approved a new kind of
milk container mndo of paper. So
far ns tho department Is concerned,
no statement of olther approval or
disapproval has been mnde regarding
any specific typo of milk container,
from either the sanitary or the eco
STATES GETTING WAR
MATERIAL FOR ROADS
All Sorts of Supplies and Equip
Texas and New York Lead With Near
ly $8,000,000 Worth and Other
States Go Over Million Dollar
Mark Lots Left.
(Prepared by the United Statei Department
Surplus wnr material valued nt
$i:H,77y,l)S0 wus delivered to tho states
for use in road construction up to
July 1, reports the bureau of public
roads, United States Department of
Agriculture. The mutorlal, which con
sisted of all sorts of supplies aud
equipment stiltubio for road building
for which the War department had
no further need, was distributed on
the same basis us monetary federal
In value of material delivered, Tcxns
and New York lead with nearly $8,
000.0(H) worth of material, and every
state with the exception of five of
tho smaller ones received supplies
valued at over $1,000,000.
This material has been of great
value In road construction, and there
Is hardly a county In the United States
In which some of it has not been
Probably of greatest value lias been
tho U0,U'J,") motor vehicles distributed,
consisting of 24,7ui! trucks und 4,573
uutomoblles, nnd In addition n largo
number of tractors.
Tho system of distribution has been
so arranged that the states requisition
only material useful to them. In
some cases they fall behind In allot
inents in order to wait for material
particularly desired. Many of the
states have shown great Ingenuity In
conditioning worn equipment, using
wnr material to equip shops In which
other war material Is made suitable
There Is still a large quantity of ma
terial In this country for distribution.
Tills will be further Increased by ma
terial used by the army of occupation
In Germany soon to be brought back.
NEED PERMITS FOR BANDING
Biological Survey la Anxious to Have
as Many Collaborators as Possible
(Prepared by the United State Department
Federal permits are necessary In nil
cases for bird-bnndliig work, says the
biological survey of the United States
Department of Agriculture. The survey
Is anxious to have us many collabora
tors as possible, but success depends
largely on complete co-operation be
tween ofllolals and collaborators.
State permits also nre required In
many enses. Somo states Issue them
Bird With Band on Leg.
without chnrgo to collaborators, when
notified by the blologlcnl survey that
the applicant has a federal permit.
Others hnvo taken the position that
the federal permit Is sulllelont authori
ty. Kueh operator should bo Informed
ns to the nttltude of his state game
ollkials and be prepared to co-operate
with them at all times.
BOYS INTRODUCE PUREBREDS
Among Other Things, Wyoming Club
Brings Into County Nearly 200
Poland. China Pigs.
A boys' pork club, organized threo
years ago lu .NIobrnra county, Wyo
according to reports received by tho
United States Department of Agricul
ture, hns accomplished the following:
Introduced nearly 200 purebred I'o-land-China
pigs Into tho county, In
cluding one of tho best boars In the
state; helped organize u county pure
bred Polnnd-Chlna association; devel
oped n"county standard for purebred
I'oland-Chlnas, and contributed materi
ally to the success of community,
county nnd stnto fairs through its ex
hibits and Its Interest In stock Judg
ing. SWEET CLOVER GOOD SILAGE
Growino of This Kind of Hay Provides
Valuable Forage for Both
Steetn and Cows.
Sweet clover, ns you know, spoils
enslly, and Is probably one of the hny
crops most difficult to put up In good
condition during rainy seasons. Yet
tho growing of this kind of liny not
only provides valuable forage for both
steers and milk cows, but also enriches
the soil wonderfully.
Victims of stomach trouble, indiges
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