Frank Reade, Jr.'s search for a lost man; in his latest air wonder

Frank Reade, Jr.'s search for a lost man; in his latest air wonder

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Frank Reade, Jr.'s search for a lost man; in his latest air wonder
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No. 31. Issued Weekly-By Subscl'iption $2.50 per year. Application made for SecondrCIMs .Entry al N. Y. Post-Office. NE'V YORK, 29, 1903. Price 5 C e n ts this mysterious flying wonder, which they could not understand, back into the the red foe had suffered a repulse. The air-ship again settled dOWn by the fort, and a mighty cheer went up from the hunters.


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FRANK READE STORIES OF ADVENTURES ON LAND, SEA .AND IN THE AIR. Issued Weekly-By Subscription $2.50 per year. Application 1nade for Second Class entry at the New York, N. Y., Post Office. Ente1ed according to Act of Congress in the 11ea 1903, in the office of the Liba"ian of Congress, Washington, D. C., by Frank Tousey, 24 Union Squa1e, New York. No. 31. NEW YORK, MAY 29, 1903. Price 5 Cents. e li Reade, Jr.'s Search for a Lost Man t t I{i tiiS ll.ATEST By NO NAME." -----CHAPTER I. f. THE NEW AIRSIIIP. tl g1f Rcadestown, nestling down among the hills, is one of the rettiest towns in :the Union. It is not o-nly pretty, bu1the l1 'Jme of the distinguished young inventor, whose fame is 1 !orld-'"ide, Frank Reade, Jr. :e' And Headestown was proud of Frank.Reade, Jr. An exciting report had gone forth within a few days, and iE: was to the effect that the young genius was busy upon I In order to guard against any such possibi lity a ll were barred. This Frank deemed the safest course. In the young invmtor's employ were two trusty men, one a negro as black as coal, who was called Pomp. The other was an Irishman named Barney O'Shea. Barney and Pomp had ac?C'mpanied Frank upon all his famous trips around the world. They were deeply devoted io their young master, who placed great dependence upon them They were genial, whole-souled fellows, and fond of ir new invention. pestering each other in a friendly way. They were ever up i This was 'in the shape of an air-ship with which he proto some jolly lark or prank. >sed to accomplish a long and wonderful aeriel journey. l t' The problem of navigation of the air had at l ength been J d 'i lved by this production which as yet the world had not J' Barney was a ski ll ed electrician and machinist, and P omp was an experienced cook and mighty hunter. They were Frank's indispensable allies. Upon the day upon which our story opens Readestown je Everything was kept very secret about the Reade machine was all astir. 'ops, and no outsiders were permitted lo view the air-f'hip. From far and near people had :flocked to the town It a dy There were many good reasons why Frank waR so strict had t.he appearance of a gala day. out this. number of times dangerous cranks had endeavored to w up or burn the shops, and several times they had uly succeeded. The truth was, the air-ship was upon the stocks in the big yard, all ready to make its flight. A gre t of provisions were aboard, and everything w a s in shipshape order.


2 FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR A LOST MA All that was needed was the master hand at the electric were obtained from wandering nflmath Indians, or a fc keyboard. straggling white fur huntors. Let us take a look at the wonderful air-ship as completed. There were boundless forests of giant redwoods, even ou The Breeze, as it was called, was wonderfully constructed stripping those of California, mighty chai n s of rivers an First Frank had laid the lines of a stanch boat, and then lakes, and game of all kinds. built the hull of tough but thin aluminum. It was true that Lhe climate was severe in winter, t Thi s gave lightness and strength. 'rherc were bands of season of ::;uml11Cr being short. tough steel and small stays and thwarts of the same mateBut Frank believed that there would be plenty of t' rial to give it additional strength. for him with his air ship to accomplish all that he wishe Ben eath the hull was a framework with a set of four Ann tho Breeze was upon tho stay all ready for tl wheels. start, when an incident calculated to change the young i n This was so constructed that the Breeze could run upon Yentor's plans somewhat occurred. the ground also if necessary. Barney and Pomp were engaged in transporting som So much for the hull of the air-ship. sc.:i ntifio instruments aboard, when suddenly a queer-look The deck IYao composed of plates of aluminum, and in the ing man appeared before them. center was one mast, which rose high in the air, and held a Who he was and where h had come from was a myster. huge disc, over and above which were spokes connecting The yards were enclo s ed by high fences and the with a mighty revolving wheel or rotascope with huge locked. Yet here 'as an intruder. c Pomp and Barney Rtared at him in literal astonishmeul blades of thin aluminum. This revolving rotascope was of tremendous power, and a few revolutions of it would send the Breeze instantly into l1igher altitude. Thi s constituted the elevating power of the air ship. The propelling force was vested in a huge propeller at the stern, the blade of which revolved swiftly. They saw that he was a man of medium height, dressed i a checked suit of louCl pattern, and of a peculia.. gliding manner, which r<'mincled one of a shado His f11co was pale, but ke<'nly cut, with Rhrewd, pierci n 1 lJCS. lie wore a tuft o.f hair upon his c'hin, and his hat wa pulled well down over his eyes. Upon the bow of the Breeze was a ram of steel. An clee"Golly fo' glury !" ga;:ped Pomp. ''\Vho de debbil aJ tric searchlight was arranged on the deck, so that a light yo? Whar yo' come from, anyhow?" could be thrown for full two miles. "Begorm. howivcr did yez git in her e ?" spluttered Ba This constitutes the exterior aspect of the air-ship. Now, nry. "Shur it's a trc passer yez arc!" li with the reader's kind permission, we will take a look at Lhc The stranger made a suitable and mysterious move b interior. And here Frank's genius waR most onspicuouf'ly shown. The motive power of rotascopc and propeller was fur nished by a powerful set of electric engines. These were of secret construction and the peculiar inven tion of Frank Reade, Jr. The cabin of the Breeze was furnished richly, and there hand, and inn hoarse whisper, said: 'Sh! Don't ; let it get abroad. I am a detective!" "A ddecLiYc ?" g;aspcd Pomp. ''tef'. I am here 11pon a very important mission." "'I'he divil yez tiay !" C:\claimccl Barney "Phwativer ll ?'' 0 J n '' 'Sh! ke<'p it dark. Are you urc there are no listenir w ere appointments and equipments such as were suitable about?" p for a journey in wild countries. -1<' glanced about furth<'ly, ancl Barney and Pomp d n With this altogether inadequate description of the won-the aame. 'l'he latter aid 11ot like the fellow's looks a;. n clerful air-ship, we will take the reader on la events which '11ould have said so, but he interjected: came in quick and thrilling order. "I must Fee your employer, Mr. Reade. Where is he?" J It was known that Frank Reade, Jr., with his air-ship. "Here I am," said a manly voice in the fellow's the Breeze, intcnd<'d to take a trip of exp loration through The detective wheeled instantly. British North America. Frank R<'ado, Jr., stood before him. 'rhere was a wonderful lake region extending even as far Instantly, if he was an automaton, the detective pull north as Alaska, which Frank believed would offer a wonout a card and handed it to ]hank. LS derful field for adventure. 'rlw young inventor took it and glanced at the name But little was known of this region save such r eports as_ .it.


FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR A LOS'l' MAr. "Felix Sharp, detective.'' "Carr did not d ir, but recovered. Preston would haxC' a A detective!" cxeluimed Frank, in do for you, Mr. "'\Vhat can lwrn exone rated socially but that he was missing. His wife It. The detective placed a finger upon his lips, looked about n im in a startled manner, and said: '' 'Sh! There may be listening ears about." h "No," said Frank, positively; "there are none; you can peak safely here." lilt The detective glanced at Barney und Pomp "I must see you in private." ;h( "Is that nece ssary?" in "Yes." Frank made a to Barney and Pomp and they at m nee left. )k Then the young inventor said, coolly : "Xow, what is it?" r) "I have come to see you upon a matter of grave import-t I nee," said Sharp, pe.rsila.;i vely. "I know that you are a 1cholar and a gentleman, and a philanthropist as w e ll." 11 "Come to the point," sai d Frank, tersely. 1 i The detective's lynx eys threw a s idelong glance at 1a"'rank. 0 "The little preamble I have used s olely as a backing to inhy requ ests," he saicl. "As they arr of a nature to appeal vaD a philanthropic mind, which I am s ure yours i s." "Well?" aJ "I must fir s t tell you a s tory." The detective drew forth hi s note book and continued: "I have it thus entered. T e n years ago there dwelt in he city of Baltimore a happy family by the name of Pres ( on. to-day live s u. broken-hearted1 misanthropic life in more." CHAPTER II. THE FUGITIVE BALLOON. Frank had li ten ecl with the Jeepest inte rest to this re cital. All came up to him like a vision of the past. He said quietly: "Your story i s correct." ''What!" cxrlaimed Shm-p. "You know the parties?" I knew them well. Arthur Preston was a warm friend of my I am quite familiar with Mrs. Pres ton's troubles." "Then perhaps thi::; l e tter, given m e by 1\frs. Pres ton wi1l help i.o more fully explain matters to you." The detective handed Frank a letter which bore the hand writing of a lady. The young inventor broke the seal. Thus he read: DEAR Mll. READE :-Your father was a warm friend of my husband's, and therefore I feel that perhaps I may have some s mall claim upon your sympathy, and am led to hope that you will aiel me a little in the matter of which I will speak. You are no doubt aware of the great tTouble which has weighed so heavily upon my mind for many years. Somewhere in this world I know that my husband and my "Arthur Presto n was a man of high s ocial standing and son Henry are alive. That they would come back to me if 1 onor. His family consisted of a wife and a young son, at they knew the truth I am slJ'l"e. hat time barely ten years old. The bearer of this, Mr: Felix Sharp, is a very trusty "The wife was beautiful, a former belle, and one who had friend and a zealous worker in my behalf. For several years und it hard to give up the allurements of a socia l life. he has worked faithfully for me in trying to find my lost ndeed, this was her mistake. llii "Preston was pronouneedly a domestic man. He frowned pon his wife's follies, as he termed them. Among the cot drie of gilded men who were counted among Mrs. Preswn's a' tiends was a man by the name of Philip Carr. ?'' "Here was where the trouble began. Carr was a former uitor of Mrs. Preston's. re2 "His assiduous attentions made the husband jealous. The ife wa a trifle indiscreet, a quarrel followed, and as the Preston found Carr in the street and shot him down. ull "Believing that he was guilty of murder, he then took is son I,Iarry and fled. From that day to this he haE: never upeen heard from. ones. He has, he believes, a certain clew at last. H e believes that my husband and Henry are at an out-of-the-way fur station, in the employ of the Hudson's Bay Company in the wilds of Saskatchewan. Learning that you were going thither with your air-ship, the inspiration seized me that I might hope to gain tidings from them through you. Therefore, I send Mr. Sharp to you. If you will kindly aid a wretched and sorrowing woman, I feel sure that your reward will be certain and great, for God will see to that. Please believe me, Yours with deep solicitude, MARY PRESTON.


4 FRANK READE, JR.'S -:KARCH FOR A LOST l\1'AN. Frank Reade, Jr., was silellt for a moment after reailing this peculiar epistle. Then he said : Sharp wrote a brief telegram, anu it was delivered to o1 of the yard men. rrhE>n Frank went aboard the Breeze. "1\fr. Sharp, I would be cruel to overlook the request of Barney was in the engine-room and Pomp was in U thi s unfortunate woman. You may at once wire h e r that I galley. Frank sprang into the pilot-house. will do all in my power to help her." rrhe workmen outside clewed up the air-ship's anch< "Good for you!" cried Sharp, eager ly. "You are a man and lrnocked away the siays Frank pressed the electn of the right s tamp. It will be an act of philanthropy and lever. mercy to reunite this family." There was a buzzing and whirring of the mighty rot! I am aware of that." "But--" "Wta t ?" "You a r e about to start for Athabasca ?" "Yes." scope. The fans flew like lightnin g, th e air-ship rose like a hue bird and went upward towaro the zenith. Tlwusancls of people below in the town were watchi n .for the spectacle. Sharp urew himself up. All the power Qf persuasion of which he wa s capable wa in his voice as he said : At once tremendou s cherrs ro1led up and a lively demor strati on followed. Holding the air-ship a t a s uit able elev I am emp l oyed by Mrs. Preston, and it will not only tion, J i'rank went out on Jeck. favor me, but her if you will allow me to go with you on He waved a flag from the rail and then dropped a tim( your air-ship." The detective's manner, more than his words impres>1ed Frank. H e W<1S always averse to taking strangers aboard! but in the present case he hesitated. He reflected that really it was no more than right that bomb from the deck which expfoded in mid air. With which thrilling sal ute thE> Breeze sai led away to tl northward. Detective Sharp stood beside him on the deck of the ai ship as the city of Readcstown faded from view. Sharp b e a llowed to accompany him upon this new "We are en route," he said sententiously. "May goo mis s ion. Moreover, the fellow was attractive, and would no doubt be pleasant company on the trip. So the young inventor rejoined: '"Do you really mean that you would lik e to go upon this trip?" D o I?" gasped Sharp. "It is the dearest desire of my heart." fortune go with us!" "Amen to thai," agreed Frank. "The best thing we ca do is to try." "If Arthur Preston his son are in Athabasca we wi find them." "There i s no doubt of it." The Breeze made rapid speed to the northwest Tr scene spread below was a wonderful one. "It will be a p e rilou s undertak ing and the results per-It was nov e l indeed to Felix Sharp, for this was his fir hap s not altog et h er of the pleasantest. If you have any fear voyage aboard an air-ship. of unpl easant incidents--" Therefore, the detective was more than ordinarily inte "Enou gh, Mr. Reade. I am not. one easily disgruntled. ested. You s h a ll never hear a word of complaint from me." Frank put forth hi s hand He hung over the rail for hours and studied the face < "Then that sett les it," he d eclared. "You s hall go. How the country below. soon can you be r eady? I intended to sail within the hour, but I can put it off until to-morrow if-. -" "Never!" c ri ed the d etective, for cefu11y. "I am a de tective, anu always ready. There sha ll be no delay. We will start now. I have no preparations to make. I will go just a s I am." To e mph asize this statement the d etective sprang on board the air-ship. Rivers, lakes and mountains passed .in a kaleidoscop review. The airs hip kept on at a s teady pace. When nightfall came Frank said : "We are more than two hundred miles on our way. this rate we ought to reach the Athabasca Lake region 1 six days." "Begorra, sor, there's no r eason at a ll why we sho uldii travel every night," said Barney. "Of course," agreed Frank, "that s hall b e don e." Frank was well p l eased. V e ry w ell," h e declarE>d. to Mrs Preston." "But you should send word All knew that with the electric sea rchlight thi would l easy enoug h It would simp l y necessitate the presence


FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR A LOST Barney or Pomp in the pilot-house, a part of the night to fugitive balloon. It was whirling along as chance had it each. in directly the course of the air-ship. 1t Barnty',; watch that night. The basket held two occupants, a man and a woman. Thus far no incident worthy of note had occurred. The They were clinging to the netting, and as Barney turned air ship was making rapid flight toward the Canadian borthe searchl ight upon them, the man shouted: der "Help us! for the love of God!" It was likely that at midnight the Breeze would be over Lake Michigan. This was making good progress. at twelve o'clock; but for reason the darky could not sleep. Finally, after several ineffectual attempts, he arose and began to while away his time reading a n ewspaper which "Shure an' I will!" cried Barney, his fears now dispelled "Who the clivil are yez, anyway?" "We are lost in the air!" was the reply. "The balloon loon is that you have?" was somewhat out of elate. "Shure, it's not a balloon," replied Barney; "it's an air ship, m1' belongs to Frank Reade, Jr." p "What! Is that the air-ship of Frank Reade, Barney on deck had kept a good watch. The searchlight Jr.?" crieu the fellow in surprise. showed a clear pathway ahead for many miles. "Yis, or," replied Barney. So there was no danger of the air-ship colliding with a.j "Then, thank Heaven! we are to be saved!" he cried in mountain peak or any other elevated object. Barney felt secure, for he knew that it would take all the night and part of the next day to get to Lake Michigan. The Celt therefore did not remain in the pilot house, but paced the deck for awhile. delight. "Hould an toyer ilves an' we'll thry it!" cried Barney. "What shall I do?" "Be afther kapin' still until yez see phwat I ll do." The Celt at once ca u sed the air-ship to rise to the s am e It must have been nigh midnight, and he was longing l evel with the balloon. for Pomp to appear and relieve him, when an exciting thing [ oame i. B"nsy's "" It soomsd i. ooms hom 11 over his head. Then he sent it forward until the of the balloon was alongside. Barney caught hold of it and held it against the side of the Breeze. Then he cried: "Help! Help! For the love 6f Heaven, give u s help!" "Jump out, both av yez, an' I'll hould an to the rna-"Help, i s it?" shouted the Celt, looking up>vard. "Phwat chine." the divil is that? Whoiver is afther a s kin' for help?" The Celt's motives were of the best, but his judgment Surely it was a strange thing at that mighty altitude and failed. He forgot that the balloon, relieved of s uch weight, would r in niidair to hear a voice. Barney knew that it came from none aboard the ai rship. be liv ely, and he did not take care to keep clear of the danle" The gky was inky black, and he could see nothing against gling ropes. it. The Celt was a trifle s uperstitious, and a cool, crawling The occupants of the balloon w ere on the edge of the sensation began to come over him. basket. "Be me sow], that's quare!" he muttered. "Howiver cud P any wan be as kin' for help up here?" The Celt scratched his head, and began to work his way toward the pilot-house. Could it b e a supernatural voice? The man picked the woman up in his a rm s and l eaped down upon the air-ship's deck. The result was most disastrous for Barney. Of course the balloon gave a leap upward. The Celt could not let go, and was tangled in the rope s t i Again it carne, and eemingly from the very clouds above. Up he was canied a hundred feet above the air ship. "Help! Help! Will no one give us help?" "Howly murther !" he ydleJ. "Sthop the cratur! It is dn "Bejabers !" shouted Barney, picking up courage "I'll kilt I am!" be afther seein' if it's a ghost or not." Indeed, it did seem as if the Celt's fate was sealed forever. He sprang to the searchlight and sent its rays up into the For as the balloon sprang upward the s ilk bag came in d l sky. Instantly a thrilling met his gaze. contact with one of the flanges of the rotascope, and was e t floating in the zenith of blackne ss, was a huge J rent.


6 FHANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR A LOST MAN. Insta ntly the gas began to pour out., and the balloon, with "Let us hope for the best," cried Bertram. "I am in Barney clinging to tJ1e basket, downward into the utter deep distres::; that he shou ld have lost hi::; li.fe for lll:l !" blackness. Down it went and out of s ight; one of the. ropes caught on the air-ship's rail. But it snapped like thread. Full two thousand feet in midair were they at the mo ment. It was horrible, indeed, to contemplate what. must be the fate of Barney, for to fall s u ch a distance must mean death. CHAPTER III. THE SEARCH FOR BARNEY. Frank r1nhed to the searchlight and depreRsed its rays. He "thrilling cry as he did so. "He has fallen into the waters of Lake Michigan!" This seemed true eno ugh. B eneat h them were the waters of the great lake. The sea rchlight swept the surface of the great body of water. But nothing was een of Barney or thE> balloon. "They have doubtless gone to the bottom!" declared Felix Sharp. "I think not," said Frank. "The balloon may not have sunk immediately, and may have floated miles away before fallin g into the water. Barney was a strong swimmer; we must not give np hope." The rescued man and woman for an instant. too ap"Dat am right," l\Iarsc Frank!'' cried Pomp, eagerly palled to speak or act. "I jes' beliebo dat I'il:lhman am alibe !" Then the man recovered. "We will belirve until we know the truth,'' declared the "My God!'' he gasped, "tNe poor fellow baR fmcrifi ced young inventor. i1imself for us, Emily!" The air-ship was to settle until ahno t upon the "Don't say that!" cried the woman, :frantically. "Is there surface of the big Jake. no one e lse here? Oh, John, find somebody." Then the searcl1light sent in every direction. 'rhe rescued ballooni t sprang to the cabin door. Ho Various objectB were revealed npon the lake's surface. a was just in time to meet Pomp, who had heard Bamey's cry of distress. A large schooner loomed up a mile away. A small island 0 was half a mile to the eastward, and what looked like a pile "Golly fo' glory!" gasped the darky. peoples come from? Who am yo'?" "Whereber yo' of wreckage lay upon the water not far .from it. "That il:l it!" cried Sharp, excitedly. "It is the :rever mind who we are," cried the ball

FRANK READE, JR.' SEARCH FOR A LOST :MAN. That it was a ignal was certain, for it was waved excited-But now attention was turned to the new passe nger s -, ly about. At once it was concluded that Barney had gained John Bertram and his bride. a point of safety there, and was signaling them. His story was quickly told. o the wreck of ihe balloop was abandoned, and thE4 "We were to be married," he said, "and the manager o:f island was started for. the Fair offered us a large sum to go up in his balloon and The air-ship quickly covered the intervening distance. have the ceremony performed in midair. The electric searchlight showed up the shor plain as "We agreed, and went up a thousand feet, the balloon day, and there upon the sands stood a man waving his arms being secured to the earth by a lon g rope. wildly. "With us were Profes sor Vance, the aeronaut, and Rev"It is Barney!" cried Frank, joyfully. "'rhank God he erend Ezekiel Foster. At the end of the rope, thousand is alive!" feet in the air, we were married. It wa' indeed the Celt. "Then the balloon started to return to the earth As After whisking him from the deck of the air-ship, thebal-Prof. Vance and Rev. Ezekiel stepped out, however, the loon had sunk quite slowly. It reached the water lightly. balloon broke its fastenings and bounded into midair. Barney, in hi;:; descent, had no idea to where he should "Up we shot, and were blow11 away over the lake. We ]and, but when he watrr beneath l1im, he knew that it had no way of descending, for the water was beneath, ajfd was extremely nece1)sary to avoid getting under the heavy we have since drifted about aimlessly. This is the sto ry!" tangle of rope and silk. "Well," said Frank, after a pau se, "you wish to get back So he leaped for lhe water before the balloon touched it to Chicago?" and struck out to swim. He a powel'ful swimmer, and had no trouble in keep ing himself afloat until the water beneath him suddenl y be came shallow. To urprise he found himself close upon the shores of an island. "We do." The young inventor took a turn up and down the deck. "I can hardly afford to put back to Chicago," he sa id, finally. "By no means," declared Bertram ; "just put us ashore anywhere; we will find our way home." "Begorra, that's luck!" he cried, joyfu1ly. saved!" "Shure, I'm "If I knew just where we were I could find som e lake port near here and do that." Crawling ashore, he wrung the water from his garment::; "Perhaps we had better wait till morning," s ugg este d t a:qd then began to devise some means of attracting the atSharp. tention of his friends above. The air-ship's light hovered about far above. 18 The Celt watched it and grew anxious. "I believe that is the best way," said Frank. "\Ve will do it. The air-ship can rest on the shore of the island." Accordingly the Breeze was allowed to drift over to tl1e "Pl1Wat the divil will become av me if Misther Frank island shore, and a suitable place was found on the beach n goes off an' leaves me here?" he reflected. for spending the night. But l1e did not believe Frank would do this. The anchor;; were put out and the air-ship secured. Then n H owcver, he hit upon an idea to attract the attention of a watch was sef and all Tetired again to rest. the air-ship. l e ln his wet cloLhing he fotl.n d a waterproof match-safe. Collecting some driftwood on the bluff he set fire to it. It was but a few hours from daylight, however, and there fore the period of rest was brief. Daylight came and found all astir again. A good break. e And this was really the means of securing his deliverance, fast was indulged in, and then, as all went out on deck, Bar-i f though this would have eventually come, for Frank wo11ld ncy gave a cry. never have gone away without exploring the o g Barney was quickly taken aboard. Tt was a joyful moment, for all had feared the worst. The ar Celt and his friend Pomp fairly embraced each other. hure, I'm a l1ard man to diu-own," declared Barney, a s with conviction. "It' not to be me death, I reckin." "Golly, I' ish, I done beliebe yo' hab d.e ob a cat!" cried Pomp. 11 Begorra, there goes a foin e steamer. P'raps it's afther goin' to Chicago." "You are right," cried Frank, excitedly; "there is your hancc, B ertram. We can put you aboard that' steamer." '"l'hat is agreeable," cried the balloonist, "if you in ducc it to stop." Barney al on<.;e ran tlp a signa ] and it was a n swered by the steame r, which quickly hove to.


8 FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR A LOST MAN. CHAPTER IV. IN TilE KORTHWEST. Thr s team er prov e d to be a reg11lar packet bound for Chifrom the banjo He sang plantation melodie s and othewise contributed to the fun of entertainment. None of the party ever forgot that beautif ul evening as they passed from Lake .Michigan io Lake Superior. About midnight the wat e r s o.f Superior were be-cago. It was no trouble whatev er to put B ertram and lli s neath them, limpid, clear, and s hinin g in ihc moonlight. wife aboard. Barney was on deck then, and he set the course due north 'I!Jey manif ested the ir gratitude in the warmest terms, w est from Sault Stc. :l\Iarie. and then sailed away in the steame r. The air-ship before morning had crossed the little strip J'h e aerial voyagers were now free to go once again upon of the Province of Ontario and wa in a direct cour e for their journey to the northw est. Manitoba. No time was lost in getting und e r way. Daylight broke again, and Pomp whose watch was the The morning was not far aclvanced when they went latter hal of the night, aw a wilderness spread to view far aboard, and the Breeze once more s prang into t h e air. Up above the blue water s of the great lake she rose like a bird. It was a magnificent scene which was now bprcad to view. The mighty expanse of water glimmered and gleamed like s ilver in the s un. Upon its sur face at various points wer e vessels of different kinds. I s land s dotted a p:ut of the l ake surface, and far away to below. The great Northwest was before them. Wbat incident. w ere to transpire in the near future, and of a terrible thrill ing sort, too, the explorers little dreamed. Pomp went below and prepared the breakfast. Then he rang the e l ect ric gong, which appri sed everybody of the fact of the party but were willing to emb r ace the oppor the westward there was a dim coast line. tunity, and they ha stened to respond. ''W c a r e not fa r from "Wisconsin!" Felix Sharp. 'the coast--" "And Milwaukee!" sa id Frank. "One of the most beau-tiful cities of the West." "You are right!" agreed the detective. "I once worked upon a case there 1 bagged ll'IY game and made a cool five thousand out of it." The Breeze stood mvay to the north rapidly. Later in the day Barney, who Wft S at the wheel, s i ghted a distant coast line. The air-ship was now pas ing over a section of countr which was as primeval in forest and as desolate in plain a could well be imagin ed. It was that uninhabi1 ed strip between the upper end of Lake up erio r and the settlement of Manitoba, and wa as wild as most any part of British Columbia. At the e l evati9 n of the air-ship, of course, an extended view could be had Far to the northwe t was the mountains and divide, be"It the Michigan Penin s ula," d eclare d Frank; "before yond which was the wonderful paradise o.f the hunter, Ru mornin g w e sha ll be over Lake Superior." Darkness shut down over the fly ing air-ship, but sti ll she did not abat e he r speed. pert' s Land. To the northwest was Manitoba and beyond that the re gion of Athabasca, where it was believed that Arthur PresThe searchlight made a wonderful pathway of radiance ten had his h ermit home. ahead, whi ch she easi l y followed. After breakfa st all went out on deck, and then occurred A eooling breeze blew across the deck, and it was grate ful after the excessive h eat of the day the first of the chapte r of thrilling incidents which w e havE to depict. The voyagers all sat out under the cabin's projecting 'I'h e air-ship was perhaps a thou and feet in the air and eaves and enjoyed the prospect immcnRe ly. sailing stead ily along. Pomp waR leaning against the for D etective Sharp gave some thrilling accounts of his varied 'll'arc1 rail with some of the rigging ropes about him. experiences which were enjoyed by all. Hi s back was turned to t h e panorama l?elow. He was Then Barney brought out hi s fiddle and Pomp his banjo. in g to R0lv e a tangle in the of rope rigging. Both were artists in this line of music. Sudtlenly the clarky without warning threw up his arm. l B arney pla yed jig,; and clogs whil e Pomp danced. The and gave a loud cry of pain. I Celt also sang some beautiful b a llads of Erin Blood was seen to spurt over hi s face. 'rhen over the rai 'l'h e n Pomp proceeded to evoke most wonderful mu s ic he went and out of sight.


FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR A LOST MAN. !frank Reade, Jr., let out a cry of horror. The deteca _nd stru ck the ground fortunately where there was a bed of ve Sharp fairly yelled: soft moss. "Good heavenR! He i s dead!" Fortunately, also, the branches had broken his fall, so '' Begorra, it's kilt he is '' scr amed Barney. "Some that no bones were broken. madh aun shot him. Shure, I h eard the report of the gun But h e lay there unconscious 1 e il." Blood was over his face and breast Frank bent down "Do you mean that, Barney?" cried Frank. over him. "Shure an' I do that, sor." His first move was to li s ten for the heart-beats of the un-Frank and the others, however had reached the rail. conscious man. A cry of joy escaped l1is lips. 'he, cene which they beheld below was enoug h to freze the "He lives!" he cried. "Thank God! he lives!" l oad in their veinR. A further examination showe d that Pomp was not mar-There, fuil fifty feet below, and dangling at the end of a tally wounded, either. n gle of rope, was Pomp. The bu1let had cleft the scalp and passed along the bones In going over the rai l the darky's legs had become enof the skull, making concussion, but not a fatal wound. mgled in the rigging. This was his salvation. There h e hung senseless betw en heaven and earth. It was a momenl of terrible apprehension to all on board he Breeze. At any mome11t Pomp might fall. It woulU, of course, mean certain death. \Yhoever had fired the cowardly shot could not be seen. For a moment the voyagers were nonr )l u sed as to the ac ion io take. It 1ra. necessary to extricate Pomp from his po ition. But ju t lww to do this was a problem. To reach over and attempt to haul him up might r esult n freeing him and precipitating him to the earth. Frank l1it upon an idea. They had long passed the place where the would-be assas in had been stationed. It was miles away. Frank therefore did no t hesitate to .Felix Sharp was something of a s urgeon and he pro ceeded at once to dress the wound. 'l' h en restoratives were given Pomp, and he Yery speedily regained consciousness. "Golly fo' glory !" he gasped, as he opened his eye "Wha' am happened? \Vhereber am dis ch ile?" "You're on earth, thank the Lord!" cried the detective, but it was a close call for you." "Begorra, it's lucky yez are to be livin' in this. beautiful worruld," cried Barney Pomp rolled hi s eyes, and then essayed to rise. But he was a bit weak yet, and did not make much prog ress. He sank back, overcome. "Don't over-exert yourself," cried Felix aren't quit e strong enough yet to do that. lad." Sharp. "You Keep cool my ,ct. "I thiuk we had better carry him aboard the air-ship," He sprang into the pilot-house and pressed the rotascope ever back. The huge fan began to slow up in itoat to sink. Down she went slowly but surely, and every moment =>omp was drawing nearer to the earth. This action made by Frank Reade, Jr., was none too soon. Pomp was not twenty feet above the tree tops when sud lenly the rope disentangled, and he fell. A cry of horror went up. "My God! he has fallen!" cried Sharp. "That is the end Jf him!" said Frank. "So do I." "Give u s a hand, Barney." "Bejabers, that I will, sor." And the wounded clarky was lifted bodily and carried aboard the Breeze. He was soon snug l y stowed away in his berth, where proper attendance was given. Then Frank and Felix Sharp, for the first time, began to form conclusions in r egard to the mysterious shooti ng. "It is very queer," sa id Frank. "It may have been acci dental s hooting." Down went the air-ship into the clearing among the trees. "Don't you beli eve it, sir," said the detective. "It is the A quickly as possible the anchor: were thrown out, and work of some malicious scou ndrel perha ps a half-br eed ;:: I hen the voyagers leaped from the airhip's deck and rushed hunte r, or a. prowling savage." o the pot where Pomp lay. "It was a mean trick." The darky had gone crashing clown through the branches "Of course it was."


10 FRANK JR.' S SEARCH POR A IJO T MAN. ''I would like to know who the t'eoundrcl was. He would suffer for it." ot a thing." 'l'he air-hip touched the ground. Frank went to the r A t.a.v of some minutes wa::; made in the vicinity after and :::!touted: taking Pomp aboard Then Frank said: "Hello, indian! We want to talk with you. Don't "I am going back a short distance to look for that scoun-afraid of us." drcl. I believe it will be possible to .find him." The chief of the band, apparently, lifted his head, but n "I don't blame :you, Frank," said Felix. his eyes, and replied in broken Engli h: Accordingly the Breeze was turned upon a backward "What wants G itchie :Manitou with the poor Injun? course. heap good. o bad Injun here." The air-ship was uffered to fly but a few hundred feet "I don't know about that," replied Frank, sternly; "di above the tree tops. This afforded a good opportunity to not one of you .fire a rifle shot at us a while ago?" study the country below. At thi the chief raised hi eyes. Suddenly, as the air-ship floated abo,e the tree tops, a break was see n lipan the shores of a small lake. Here was a number of wigwams, and in the re eds by the water were canoes. A score or more of savages were seen grollped by a mighty hemlock tree. He looked straight at Frank, and the young inYentor sa ulainly enough that .he was telling the truth. "Injun no fire rifle ai flying man. Him no got rifle." Frank exchanged g l ances with Sharp, the "You have no rifle?" he af;kcd, harply; "do you mea "']'hat explains it," cried "There are the m1s-that, Indian?" vYe will interview them." "Oh, great :Man or the Sky, Reel Hawk tell. the truth. 'l'he savages seemed to regard the air-ship with terror and replied Uw chief, earnestly. "W(' have no fire-sticks. WI superstitious awe. OHAPTEH V. SWEET REVENGE. .Frank felt very positive that the dastarclly shot had been fired by one of the crew of sayages. They were undoubtedly Hurons, and probably huJ>.ting in the vicinity. The air-ship began to settle Jown. Sudden l y they were observed to throw themselves upon their knees and lift up their hands snpplicating ly. can usc only our bow::; and arrows." "By the !'' xclaimed harp, "if that i so, somt#> body else is guilty of that dirty trick.'' "So it seems.'' "Do you think we cau believe this fellow?" "I don't see why not.'' Then Frank t:;aid io the chi f: "Get on yom fr>et, all of you. Don't be afraid of us. are only ordinary white men. Red Hawk, I want to tall with you." Tl1 Indian:; scrambled to their feet. Tt was then seei that Reel Hawk had apparently tolcl.the truth, for nothin: "They are afraid of us!" cried Sharp; "evidently they in the shape of a rifle to be Recn about them. think the air-ship is a supernatural Nor a pistol. Tbeir only weaponR Reemed to be bows "It would be strange if they did not," declared Frank, arrows, and tomahawks and knives. "ina much as they have never seen anything of the kind beEvidently, then, the cowardly shot had not been fired b: fore." any of the l l nrons. "Begorra, I wish I knew which wan av thim shot the After a. time Frank persuaded Red Hawk to come neare naygur !" cried Barney. the air-ship, but lhe other Indians kept a respectful dis "Perhaps not any of them," de clared Sharp. tance. "Tlwt is hardly likely," put in Frank. ']'h ey were afraid of the man who cou ld fly in the air How ever, it was the .Young inventot':> dcie11nination to if and wonld not believe but that he waR in league with tb possible learn. The air-shi p settled r apidly down. upernatural. Now the Hurons threw themselves upon their faces in abject terror. The squaw,: and children in a panic hacl hidden in the But Frank managed to converse with Red Hawk, an found him a very manly specimen of an Indian. He tolcl the truth implicily, UK li'rank believed, and t wigwams. It wa really quite ludicrons. youn g invenLor was flatisfied thai the Hurons were innr "We've got them badly scare d," cr i ed .Felix; "there is cent. :>1 nothing to be afraid of." He learned that there wa s a camp of border ruffians orre,


FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR A LOST MAN. 11 miles further down the river, and at once fastened upon .\. he did so a second shower or bullets came up from beas the guilty parties. low. 0 Frank tried to induce Red Hawk to come aboard the airThey rattled again t the steel hull and through the hip .fans of the rotascope, but did no damage But the Indian would not do so. Then Frank placed himself in such a position that he H e seemed to be afraid to put even a hand upon the fly could see the border camp and yet not be exposed. [ ng ship, and as soon a possible got back to his comrades But Frank insi ted upon making a few gifts. Then he i ook leave of the remnant of a once mighty tribe, the de cendants of great Pontiac. The Breeze lazily ailed over the tree tops again. He saw the ruffians loading for another -volley. He shouted : "Hello! down there! What are you shooting at us for?" A volley of oaths came back, and then one of the ruffians shouted: Frank turned her course southward "Who in tarnation are ye?" "Going back, Frank?" asked Detective Sharp. "We are American citizens and have done you no harm!" "I am going to give those border ruffians a lesson!" said replied Frank, sharply. "But you have opened fire upon u s Frank, sternl y. "I don't believe they will fiie any more and nrarly killed one of our number." 1 andom shots." A jeering laugh was the reply. "Good for you!" !' The young inventor was in earnest. V The Breeze quickly peel away over the tree tops. The course o.f the river was easily followed, and Barney, 1e vho was on tho lookout, shouted : "Bcgorra, l\listhcr Frank, there be the camp now ure enough, nestled clown at the base of a wooded bluff fj'aS a collection of a cabin of logs. A number or rough-looking men were seen lounging out. At first they apparently did not the air-ship. When they did a great shout went up from them. Frank and Sharp were at the rail. "Let the ship go down, Barney!" shouted the young in1 e entor. n, Barney had taken Frank's place in the wheel-house. He now to obey, and the Breeze began to settle tndown. But as it did so, suddeniy Sharp clutched Frank' arm. b "My God! Look out!" he gasped. The detective dodged back just in time, but Frank felt lre tingling pain in his ear. A few drops of blood trickled down as he staggered back. A volley of rifle balls had come up from below. Th8y aitad been vengefully sent, and Frank escaped by a miracle. th The wound to his ear was but a mere scratch, but it was narrow escape. anl The young inventor's face flushed angrily. "They are a churlish et, are they nol?" he said. "I thrunk we can bring them to terms, though." ond Frank step:Red into the pilot:llOUi:iC, and from a lo cker '.>Ok a small bulb. It was an electric bulb of his own in ;o ntion. He s tepped to tho rail again "Good eno ugh for ye. What are ye do in' up thar ?" "Nothing to harm you," replied Frank. "I believe y ou are a set of scou ndrel s and murderers." Again the jeering laugh. "Wall, what are yer goin' to do about it?" "I'm going to make you apologize." "Haw, haw!" "Will you do it?" "Haow are yer goin' ter make UE ?" "If you don't I'll blow yo u into perdition," replied Frank. ':Blow an' be hanged! We ain't afraid of ye. Come down outen that!" Then there came another volley. Frank again narrowly missed being hit. H e was now determined. "I'll fix them !" he muttered. He had no intention desire to kill any of the ruffian l y crew; but he was an.xious:to teach them a lesson. So he held the bomb directly ove;r one of the cabius which he fancied was empty. At just the right moment he dropped it. It struck the roof of the cabin. The effect was th'rilling. There was a terrific roar and a fearful lightning-like flash; then a g:eat column of timber and dirt rose into the air. When the dust had settled and the scene cleared, all that was left of the cabin was a hole in the ground. The border ruffians were not possessed o f enough hardi hood to stand this. 'rhey were seen flying in terror and dismay to the woods. Frank could have killed every one of them. l It might have been a mercy to rid the w orld of s uch a murderou s crew, but h e did. no t desi re to do it.


1 2 FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR A LOST MAN. It was his purpose to give them s uch punishment a they no cheap white trash like yo' to assify me in such a man! would not soon forget. This would satisfy him. ncr." I So he proceeded to drop bomb, upon lhe cabin", and deBarnt>y grinned broadly. I stray ooe after another. "What arc yez gwine to do about it, naygur ?" he askedc In a short while nothing was left of the e;amp but a litinsolently. eral hole in the ground. It was completely destroyed. ThiR was no small damage to the ruffianly crew. Of course all their supplies went up at the same time. "I think that has taught lhem a good le&son," declared Frank, when the work was done. "Nothing could haYe bet'n better!'' agreed Sharp. Then Frank went into the pi)ot-house and sent the Breeze up to an elevation of ten feet. 'l'his was enough for Pomp. f dander was up at once, and he shook his head liken mad bull. [] "Ki dar, luk out fo' yo'sc'f, I'ish !" he yelled. "1'9: gwinc to break yo' in two!" Then clucking his head, he made a rush .for the Celt. : Had he !rful progress "At this rate," declared Frank, "we hall very soon. see Athabasca." "And perhaps find Arthur Preston," put in Sharp. Then followed a rough-and-tumble wre. tle about th deck. Neither seemed to get the best of thi., anc1 honor1 \ve rc divided until a startling incident brought the affair b 1 a termination. Suddenly Lhc two joker

FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR A LOST 13 Barney needed no second bidding. nto th e pilot-house he sprang. !He quickly checked the speed of tlie propeller, and I :llckened the rotascope so that the air-ship began to Words cannot express the joy of all on board the as they r e alized that Pomp was safe "Hurrah!" screamed Felix Sharp, "Pomp is all right! He's worth two dead men yet!" tk. "You're right!" cried Frank, joyfully. H a ng" right on, Frank and the detective rushed to the rail and looked my lad. We'll get you out of that quickly." n with horror expecting to seo Pomp's manglecl body newhere below. :; hey were above jagged, rocky hills, and to fall upon h a s urfac e must have been fatal for the negro. ut nothing could be seen o: him. "' oubflless he had :fallen among some o. the deep clefts or 0 ines, and it would be no slight task to find his body. So nk r eflected e here was a terrible in the young inventor's throat, he thought a good deal of Pomp 11 'Poor fellow he exclaimed, as tears sprang to his eyes. hat a sad ending for him!" h Do you believe he iR drad ?" asked Sharp, hopefully. ) Th ere is no pos;;iblc hope that he is alive," replied t nk. "A'right, Marse Frank!" replied the darky; "dis chi l e amn't ready fo' to yet !" Frank quickly lowered another rope and swun g it under the keel until Pomp could grasp it. Then the darky swung out in midair an d was quickly drawn aboard. Barney was so delighted that he fairly wept as h e embraced hi s churn. "Begorra, I'd niver have forgiven mesilf," he cried, "if yez had been kilt intoirely, naygur. I'd 'ave been yer mur.:. derer !" "Go lly, don' yo' say. dat, I'ish," replied Pomp "It was mah own fault jes' as much as yours." "At any rate," put in Frank Reade, Jr., "I trust it will be a lesson to both of you, and that you will see the folly of your conduct." ". e musi then search for his body and give it decent !" The two jokers looke d shee pi sh and w ent off about their Of course 10\ just as they reached this melancholy conclusion, the LS'\ men were startled by a strange sound. lTC t was a voice familiar to them, and seemed to come from ath their feet. .Jias y sakes, Mar e Frank Sabe dis chi le, fo' de lub ou B:eaben !" duties. Winnipeg Lake was crossed, and n ext came Little Winni peg and Manitoba Lakes B eyond these cam e the Saskat chewan and the true wilderness of the Northwest. Hundreds of miles of unbroken forest extended in every direction H ere Nat.ure was seen in her primeval state, and ri ch in all h e r stores. But there was little s igns of human lif e u ntil wit What!" gasped Frank, "that is Pomp s voice, as I live! one day upon the North Branch of the Saskatchewa n a Pomp!" exclaimed Sharp, and they exchanged glances. din gy little settlement was espied. tha; e distance to the earth was too great for his voice to be a in. What did it mean? go en an idea came to :Frank. ick a a flash he threw himself upon hi s fa,ce and led to the edge of the air ship's deck, where the section ail was gone. haPi gave him a view of the underneath part of the air -'s hu ll. 'conf gave a loud cry of joy. 1ere was Pomp, hanging by the anchor r opes, which ? passed beneath the keel from one s id e to the other. The air-ship hung over this. and it was duly inspected with glasses. P er hap s a hundred frame shanties of various sizes wer e erected upon the bank of the r iver. One structure of logs, evidently a fort, stood at a bend of the river. Rough-looking men, miners and fur hunters, were thronged about the shanties. Myriad canoes lay upon the banks, or plied the river cur r ent. "A genuine fur trading post declared Frank Reade, Jr.; '1it may be a Hudson's Bay post, but I d o n t b e li e v e it. an going over from the deck, the darky' s l egs had become L et us ascertai:o." ned in these ropes, and he had sli d under the hull and a Shall we visit them?" a s ked Sharp. 1e here safely suspended. -quicwas a miraculous escape from what would have seemed n death. ''Yes "But--" a ivhat ?"


14 FRANK READE, JR.. s SEARCH FOR A LOST P erhaps they will not care to make our acquaintance. Do you remember our experience in Michigan?" "I think w e can bring them to terms," said Frank, grim"I don't lhink it .is," he said. "At any rate, I am wi1 ing lo lake chances I think iL will be all right." "You know best." ly. Down we go!" So Frank stepped to the rail. The air ship began to sink. "We are going to culti vatc your acquaintance, It was seen that the settlement below was in a s late o:f Black," he cried. "I hope we will be friends." great excitement Armed men rushed about. But still no shot was fired. Frank appeared at the rHil with a wbite flag as a token of amity. Thi s seemed to allay their fears, and the fur hunters gath ered in groups and watched the de cent of the air ship "Yew bet we will, if yer a squa r e trick!" cried Black. travel on the square myself, an' I'm glad to know ye." Frank doubted his man no longer Down went the Breeze and rested upon the ground. Tl the denizens of Satan's B e nd crowded a bout. Frank did noL Ycnture to descend all the way. The airs hip was a source of deep wonder to them, 2 Two hundred feet from the earth be threw out his anthey regarded it with amazement and interest. It was q1 chors, and the air-ship remained motionless, with the rotaan event for the quiet litil e trading post of the North we scope revolving. Then the young inventor "Hello, down there; I to talk with you." A tall, giant-framed man, with folded arms, step ped out of the crowd. "Who the devil are you?" he asked. I am Frank Reade, Jr., an American," replied F rank. I thought ye was. What kind of a hurdy-gurdy l1ave ye got thar ?" "This is the air s hip Breeze." "Air-ship? "Yes." "Wall, I ll be durned! I've heerd tell of balloons go in' up in ther air, but this ar' ther fust airs hip. Kin ye go any whar ye please in that caboose?" "Anywh ere," replied Frank. "That beats ther beavers! What i s ther kentry comin' to next. Cum down, stranger, an' mak e yerself at home. Thi is Satan' s Bend a tradin' post for furs, an' rm Bill Black, ther mayor." CHAPTER VII. INFORMATION GAINED. Frank gripped hanqs with Bill Black, the Satan's Bend. "Durnecl gla

FRANK READE, J R.'S SEARCH FOR A LOST MAN. 15 Then the compliment was returned, and took Black oard the air-ship and showed him all over it. The mayor was deeply interested, and when all was over, pped Frank's hand and said: 'Boss, 1 like yer style; yer suit m e to a 'I'. I reckon w e i\111 hitch horses to a dead charm." "What do .rer thjnk of Satan's Bend, enyhow, my friend? Give u yer candid opinion of it." Frank replied lightly : "Oh, it i s a very promising place." 'l'he mayor l1emmed and hawed u little. 'Taint a very sty li s h sort of a place yet," he said; but 1 think so,'' agreed Frank. "By and by I have a matter it's a heap better nor it was afore I became mayor." would like to discuE>s with you." ''Is it a favor?" "lt may be.'' :'J "Anything ye want of me c all on and ye'll git it," said d bluff wood sman. "That's the kind of a man I am!" That night the air-ship rested in the little settlement of 1 tan's Bend. "Then you will stop here?" asked the dclective. "I think I will," replied Frank. "You understand my lrpo!"e, uo you not?" ''Rot exacily." "Indeed "Thet's a fact, an' I ain't blowin' my own horn, nuth e r." "1 am glad to hear that." "Yer see how it'got ther name of Satan's Bend thi;::: A feller from Winnipeg cum up hyar an' teetotally tore things all up hyar for a few It was when thcr Bend wuz fust gettin' its growth. "Jack Caruthers was hi s name; an' was a tough from a tough p l ace, yer kin bet. It was a l enihk plnce hynr for some yea r s, an' honest m en had to keep awa:v. All through Lher keni.ry lh er boy s talked about ther place. an" lowed that Satan must have got inter it. Au' that's how it I think it quite likely that at F:ome time or other PreRton got ther name of Satan's B end.'' Again we may b e able 1 v have visited this scHie m ent. The mayor c leared hiR throat and then went on: or come ncross some backswoodsman here who rtm g iv e u s "It wuz a pizen place an' went from bad to wuss, exacL idea as to where h e may b e .found.'' lC until one clay some of thP r cocka lorum s of ther town got elt!'Good !" cr ieJ the d e tective "That i s n capital sclw m e !'' t.urnecl ag'in Caruthcr::;. Satan's Bend prr cnted a cur i o u s picture at night. "He sasse d them, an they just conclud ed tew run him Before ilu public hou"es o1 store h ousrs flamb ea ux of out. 'rhey sent down to Winnipe g for me to cum up. t h lmrncd fie rcely, gi1 ing a dull, weird li ght to the F:ur-" 'Cum up an' inme this chap,' war ther word t.hey mdings. I jest j11mped inter ther buckskin s an' took mY bowie an' he hunters and trappers in lJ1e ir picturesque costllmes cum up. Ther citizen. o.f ther tO \I'll met me in private an' 11 pmge d about ant1 drank vile whiskey in the one barroom, offered to e lect m e mayor. told thrilling s torie s of their adv entu reR in the woods. But I'd got tew take my seat away from Caruther;;:. )ccasionally one or more would arrive with a load of fine 'rhey 'lowe d they d stand by me I told 'em I'd clo it. ver, otter and fox CurR, coming from the heart oi' the 1ernes ".Meantime som e s neak peachell ther thing ter Uaruther s, an' he w ent around loaded for b 'or I didn't hurry for a these came down ihe river in cano es, but someda y or two an' then I w ent ou t to meet my man. u sa party would come in on foot, b eari n g their furs upon "I met him It wuz jest over thar by Ben Brady's saloon. ts adle or a litter. H e seen me fu st. I've got the ferrer of a bullet along my t was a strange and curious sce n e, and the aerial voy to r e member it by. : sat out on d eck and watched it for some time. "I didn t wait tew shoot. I just w h ippe d out my bowie in' hen as Frank and Sharp sa t there and watch e d it a tall an' started for him. He fired again, lntt I fa il ed tew s t op loomed up thr gloom. tber bullet. I got him. s r{e clambered over the rail and cried: "Ther bowie took ther p isto l out of his hand an' fou r e Hello, Mister Reade! Thought I'd cum clown an' see fingers with it. He warn't i n ther scrimmage at all. a .tthis eve." "Over yonder thar by ther Bend they dumpcc;J. him, an' }lad to see you, Mr. Bla ck," said Frank. "Pray have a s ome tender heart put up a shingl e to mark ther spot. It' wuz a big clay for Satan's Bend. "They've allus talked ahout changin' ther na m e of t h er t e mayor of Satan's Ben d seated himself beside Frank p l ace, b u t t hey ain't quite d on e it yit. I h eern t e ll they or onlinued; tak> warited to call it Bh1ck City, arter me, but cum tcw t h ink


/ 16 FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR A LOST MAN. it over, thet ll'as most as bad a name fer iher place as Satan's kentry, two hundred mile from any settlement, an' t Bend." he never cum down only lwict a year with his furs." Frank was greatly amused by the mayor's story. Then Black uddenly recollected himself, and with ex] He did not doubt a word of it, for he knew well the charive suddenness turned and asked: acter of the backswoodsmen in general. "But do you know him, friend?" :r So he said: "I must certainly congratulate you, Mr. Black. make an excellent mayor." "No," replied Frank, steadily. 1 am only familiar v Yn be glad to 'e me. I have good ucws Ior him." "Y er don't mean it Wall, I'll tell yc what I'll do ll Black. "If yew'll cum up tew my shop bye an' bye I'll an' find out more fer ye.'' "And where is your shop?" "Over yendcr what thor two big flambeaux are buna It's ther saloon, an' if yew :fc l like a nip when yew' thar it's all ready fer yer." "Thank you," replied Frank. "I will come over l!!f "Do so." Black now took his leave. He had hardly gone wh. history, an' that he is afraid tew go back East fer fear of form arose from the shadows 11ear Frank. bein' hung." "Ah !" I met him onct, an' that was way up on ther P o r tage He was as pleasant a chap as I ever talked with. But I cudn't find out enything more about him, an' he wudn't travel in my company any distance whatsumdever." "Is not that odd?" "Dretful que er But I reckon he lives in a region whar l iberty is ther king-pin, so he kin do jest as he's a mind ter. Don't know as I blame him." "What!. Is that you, Sharp?'' a ked the young inve: in surprise. CHAPTER VIII. FUN AT SATAN'S BEND. It was the detective. a ld I1 His voice trembled with excitement as he said: "You will pardon me. I could not help listening.' } "Then you heard all?" D o you know exactly where he lives?" "Yes." "Never seen his dugout; but cum tew think of it, I did "Good enough," said Frank. "Sit down here anc.. n hear thet he had built a fine cabin way up in ther Bear Lake talk it over."


FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH F OR A LOST MAN. 17 The detective complird. B e jab ers, I 'll bet the shirt off av me back on the nay"We have got on Pr<": lay." P omp was the hero of the hour and h e came in for an ovation He han downed the best man of the enti r e region and was quite a lion "Ye have it, nig !" "Give ther coon a c hance Frank and harp were intere s ted. "Golly, I done fink he am a bery heaby chap sa id the clarky, rolling hi s eyes up comical ly; "but jes' de same h e They drew n earer hab to come down when dis chile git aftah him.'' nd beheld an amusing scene. "Ye done well, naygur !" said Barney. "Yez kin trow In the midst of the group was Pomp and a giant-framed down sich jays as dat, but yez kain't trow me!" ).nter locked i.n each other's embrace. were engaged in a friendly wrestle. ?omp was an adept in this art. He was much mailer than his antagonist, whom the anters w ere heavily backing. \ Of course Barney was backing hi s friend. "Huh! Yo' want to try. it, I'ish?" exclai m ed Pomp. "Begorra, it's been troied many a toime !" "An' yo' ginerally got de wuss ob too." "Divil a bit! Arrah, there, naygur, if ye hav e any strength to waste, yez betther take some wan av the crowd an' not spin d it on me!"


] 8 FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR A LOST MAN. "Dat am right," agreed Pomp, rolling up his sleeves again. "Any oder gemmen in de crowd want fo' to try me on de rastle ?" Nobody seemed inclined to accept the challenge. But one tall backswo9dsman stepped up and said: "By beavers, if yer want to try a jumpin' match I'm yer huckleberry." "Donno know nuffin' 'bout jumpin'," drclared Pomp. "Wall, then, I'll run ye for a hunched yards." "Ain' much ob a sprinter," replied Pomp. ''But yere am my frien' yere, dis I'ishman, laks fo' to run." Barney's eyes danced. He saw fun ahead He had often covered the one-hundred-yard limit in less than ten seconds. He was for the challenge. "Begorra, I'll thry yez, me.fri'nd !" cried the Celt. The big hunte1: looked down upon the square-built Irishman with something like pity and contempt. "Kin yew run, stranger?" "Go!" Away they :flew like the wind. Down the measured course they went. The tall huntl made long and tremendous c trides. But Barney.'s legs flew like lightning, and he ran clo.e tl the ground. For half U1e eli tance they were on even term, Then the Celt spurted, and wa in a flash a yard ahead o his companion. \Vhen the fini h line was reached this hm been increased to two yards. The victory was a hollow one. The hunter was beaten so easily that he could realize it. His astonishment was intense How the crowd yelled nterer1 the Kaloon. The scene was a curious one. About lhe tables in the dimly lighted place were a gan)' of rough-looking men Thcy WE'l'c engag d in sm games of poker. "l\Ieasure the conr,;e," cried a tall sport in the crowd. rrhe place was reeking with tobacco smoke, and loud wit' ''Hero's a measure. Give us .just one hundred yards." harsh voices. At one side was a lon g, rough bar, wher1 The one hundred yards were quickly mea s ured and post s were kept a tier of black bottles. set. 'l' hcn judges and refer es were appointed. These contained the vilest of liquor, which was dealt ou Frank and Sharp watchcet the scene with some interct. to the crowd in small potations at an immense price. "Barney is quite a sprinter," said the young inventor, Black led the way into a s mall room off the main saloo n ''but whetJ1er he can beat that fellow or not I cannot say." here was rough chairs and a table. "I shall bet on him anyway," laughed the detective. ai "Be seated, gents," said the mayor of Satan's B ene feel sure he will succeed." "Let us hope EO." pulled off his shoes and stockings. He also re moved his coat and stoocl on the line. The tall hunter seemed extremely confident that he would defeat the little Irishman. Some mon ey was wagered and Pomp emptied his pock ets, betting.on his chum. "You'll see dai do big bloke jes' won't be in it," cried Pomp. ''On mah wo'd, de I' ish ha b got a walk-ober." The contestants stood on tl1e line and waited for the word It was given. "Make yerselves at hum." The invitation was accepted. Black procured a bottle of whiskey, but his visitors beg ged off and did not partake of the stuff. "Wall, gent ," i:laid the mayor, lighting a black pipe, hain't got much more information fer ye yit. They de;} tell me thar is a young stripling emus down from Athabt l ca with furs who mought know suthin' about Preston an' h hermit home. Dunno whether the young chap is hyar no or not. By jim-cracks!" 'l'he mayor started up. Just at that moment a tall, fin looking youth, with Tegular features and clark, sad-lookit eyes, pa" ed the door.


FRA K READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR A LOST M.dN. 1 9 l!c 11as about to mingle with the crowd as Black ex-1'hc detective, Sharp, had been watching him narrowly claimed: and noted this. He formed instant conclusions "By gum! Thet'i:! lher lad now. 'll ax him fer news fer ye." l:lc's a pert chap, an' But the youth instantly recovered. CHAPTER IX. A MESSAGE SENT. It 'il'as very easy lo see that the youth was of a type far I different from lhat about him. "Why, yes," he said, with a smile. "I have heard of him. Why do you ask?" "We are anxiou. to know his whereabouts, and long to find him." I cannot tell you that." The youth looked steadily at Frank. The young inventor aid: Hi H feature' were refined and handsome, manner "You can, but you will not; what are you afraid of?" ) !moRt womanly in iis grace. "Well," replied the youth, candidly, "I never will be the There was about him which al once attracted one to betray the man. u: know why he is a recluse. 1'hc Jne. officers of lhe law have been upon hi s track for years, but Black f>iepped quickly out ancl touched him upon the arm. they will never find him!" 1 Look h'. ar, .)oun0rr feller, 1 wanter talk with vew." J "Then you will not tell where his hiding place is?" The youth gave a start, then smiled plea antly, and relied: "1 am at your ervice, sir." "Cum in hyar." "Certainly not." The youth arose and looked toward the door. Detectiv e Sharp now took up the conversation. He followed the saloon keeper "l\'Ir. Perkins," he said, "you need have no fears on Mr. into the private room Preston'; acCOllnt. "'J t t t h' .J "' e are no gomg o arres un anu. Black closed the door. The youth regarded Frank and the detective with urprisc and something like distruRt. "Young gent, t don't know yer name," said the tavern 0 "but I reckon yer from ther region." a ''I am, replied the youth. "My name-you may call mr Harry t "'Yell," re, umed Bla ck, "yer je t ther chap we want on kin tell suthin' about Athabasca." The youth's face cleared. u "Oh, yes," he said, with a smile "It i a good fur coun ry." n ''Then yel'e jist c um in with a litter?" Y an' orne of the finest beaver you ever aw." bring him back to die on the ga llows. We hav e instead come to bring him the best of news and that is that h e is proven innocent. The man whom he believed he murdered. Philip Carr, is alive and well to-day." I "Philip Carr, alive and lYell!" gasped the youth, strange ly agitated. "Then-it was all a mistake--" "Yes. Preston is an innoc ent man!'' "Heaven be praised! I will go and tell him, and--'' The youth paused. A strange, crafty light came into his eyes and f:uperseded the joy. He drew himself up. "No," he aid, coldly. I am not to be deceived by s ueh "Good enufi! But excuse me, the c arc gents what c1lme a ruse. Your device to trap poor Preston is a clever one, here in the air-ship-Mister Reade an' Mister Sharp." but it dJd not work.'' ''I am glad to meet the gentlemen,". aiel young P erkins. 'I have been wondering at and admiring your air-ship. It a positive marvel." "I am glad you thinJ< o,". said Frank, pleasantly. "You e:hall have the privilege of going aboard her in the morn ''Thank you." 'But we have a crreat favor to ask of you, I\Ir. Perkins." .,. arne it," said the youth n! "You can tell u about Athabasea. Have you ever met L hermit there Ill thr name of ?" l rrhe youth gave a :;tarL, and a swift, Jeadly pallor swept rver his .face. "No, no cried Sharp, earnestly; "it is no device. It i God's truth. I came from his sorrowing wife to entreat him to return. I come from-your mother!" "llfy mother?" "Yes, for you cannot deceive me. I know that you are not Harry Perkins, but Harry Preston, (he hermit's son. You cannot deny it." For one moment the youth's form trembled like a reed in a gale Then he said in a hoarse voice: "You know nothing of the kind." ''What is the use to be t'O foolish. Harry?" >'aid Sbr.rp, persuasively. ''We arc not here to enlrap your father. IV c


2 0 FRANK HBADE, JR. s SEARCII FOR A LOST MAN. are his friend We come to bring him back to his wife to your mother, and all dear friends." "Went on last week, an' they've been rai in' Cain wif 1 all ther traps on ther Athabasky. Thar's been a numbed] 1he youth stood like a sta tue on the floor for some mo-of crimmages. It's two icr one thor Uudson' s Bay peop l 1 ments. He seemed endeavoring to read the h ear t s of the men be fore him. The overpowering di s tru st upon hi s face showe d this. hev put them up Lew it." rl'hc Klamaths, m; Frank well knew, were a treacherom' blood-thir s ty tribe of Indians. d It i not nL all unlikely that they might :ome time "I will not admit that I am Harry Preston,'' he said; sccn d upon th e seltl emcnt of atan's t r ''but I will say that he i a friend of mine. I would d e f e nd uch a cont ingency was noL unl ookcd for, and fresh auf! his father with my life, for he is innoc ent of th e crime munition had been brought up from \Yinnip eg, to b e all ini charged against him. You mu s t furniFh the b est of evi dence before he will dar e to trnst you and r eturn. "What better evidence could you hav e than this?" said the detective. "A letter from your own mother." Sharp handed th e epistle to the youth, who r e ad it f u lly. readiness for suc h a thing. ?E 'orne wl1ile later Frank and the detective went back t 1 the airs hip. r l They turned iu at once, as both were extremely tired'!! 1.'hey s lept soundly until morning. There seemed no way but to wait at Satan's Bend a week-It was an earnest, pleading missive full of love and proor until a message was received from Preston testations of undying faith The y outh form swayed a nd tears welled from his eyes. "Did she send this?" he asked, in a halwhi s per "She did," r ep lied Sharp. "All of you r father'::; friends as well as hi s wife beseech him to r e turn." "It woul d be too muc h happine s for him to know that this is true," declared the youth. "I will take this letter to him. Will you await the answer?" "Why not bring him h e re, or why not all go in the airhip?" Again the light of distrust s hon e in the youth's eyes. "May I hav e m y wa_y ?" he plead ed. answer as soon a s possible "How soon will that be?" "Perhaps a week." I will bring an The det ectiYe looked at Frank R e ade, Jr. The young inventor nodd e d "All right," sa id the detective "we will wait. Let us have the reply a s soon as possible. what i s b ette r bring your father back with you." The youth stepped forward and h e ld out hi s hand. But it was by no means a dull outlook. The hunter::; fraternized kindly with the voyagers, and di1 a ll in their power to make it pleasant for them. Huntin g trips were planned, and many sorts of sport devi sed to kill time. Several clays thu s passed. "If Pres ton i s only sen s ible e nough to come back with hi son, then our mi::;sion i s e nded," sa id Sharp; "let us hopei' will be s o.'' t "I doubt it very much," said Frank; "they are afraid o a trap." What can we do, then?" tl ".'impl y hunt them up again, aud endeavor to convinc' them of their error." ''That will not be easy." "No ; but it is our only c our se." But th e fifth day came, and it brought with it a series o thrilling i n c id e nts. Early in the morning a party of hunters came hastily 'int camp. They came from down the river, and brought a thrillin: Silently he gripped the hand of each, then without anreport. o th er word left the room. Thi s wa s that a larg e body of Klamath s fully two tho It was a n impressive moment. Bill Black's gaze was averted for a moment and he seemed to be bru s h i ng a mi s t from his eyes. "Wall," he said, "tl1at's a peart lad I hop e thar don't none of th e m blood y Klamath s git him afore he gits back i nto Athaba ky." "The Klamatbs !"exclaimed Frank. "Yes. "Are t hey on the warpath?" strong, w e r e c oming down upon the settlement t literally annihilate it. "They are l e d by a white r e n eg ad e," r epo rted one of th hunters, "an' h e' hired an' paid b y ther Hudson 's B Company.'' Of course the little settlement was thrown into a state Qi intense excitement. Bill B lack came to Frank Reade, Jr., with lengthen features, and said:


I FRANK READE, JR.' S EARCH FOR A LOST MAN. 21 buffiers, it look bad fer u )'[r. Read e Thar's fi in lhet gang to bust u s up!" The scatte r ed s hot s in the woods soon became a concen trated fire. 'Don't Jo. c courage," said Frank, encou ra g ingl y "You The line of hunLc r s mad e a most .tubborn resi sta nce, but not whipped yet.'' s heer w e ight o numb e rs t 1rovc them back to the ;; 'Yew bet we ain't!" cri,.,d the bluff saloon keeper. W e' ll shelter o the fort. die with our boots on!" On e or two of the s h anties in the outskirts of the settle ;lvery hour fresh reports cam in oi lhc ac1Yancc of th e m ent were fired. 'rhen the r ed roc ma s eel for an attack amaths. upon the IorL. 1Irhey seemed to be coming in all direction;;. Some w e n felt that the time for act ion had come. ing up the river in, canoes and others through t h e deep He was the first to open fire from the air s hip 's deck. The est. Breeze occupi e d a poi ,nt at right a ngl es with the fort and h e settlement wa::; surrounded. th e forest, and a llowed an enfi lading fir e upon the attack l'her e was nothing to do l.mL to await the attack of t11r ing force d ages, and i possible repulse iL The Klamath s hovered yet i n the verg e of the fore s t Had w e not better get out of here, Frank?" asked lhc k cti ve. \Y e don't want to mix up in t h e scrape, tlo we?" But whe never a tufted h ead was seen it was fir e d upon. Thus the battle opened. Why, of course we will," sa id Frank, re. olute ly. "I'm going to see Satan's Bend come to grief. They hav e ted u s hospitably, and I sha ll stand by them!" \r e ll, that i s right enough," acknow l edge d the detecA.s all t h e rifles of t h e airs hip' s party were repeater s a steady and terrific fire could be kept up. The Klamatbs, however wer e i n s u c h Ja':ge numbers that t hi s could scarcely hold them at bay very long t Sudd e nly they advanced to the charge. r he hunters were all massed al the J'ort. Spies were out Out of the woods they came with wild yells, and s traight i he woods, and every precaution against a surprise wa s for the fort they w e nt. i n. It was a critica l moment. c t became evident that the Klamaths would come up Already skirmi hing shots were heard in the Bla ck waF perhaps the moRt agi tated of a ll Uready he 'aw trading post reduced to a s hes and t o the denizen s lau ghtered. nt he said grim l y : fight, an' don't yew forgit it. CHAPTER X. BATTLE WITH TilE KLAl\IATHS. The defenders of the fort fired as rapidly as they could, ,.;ending volley a-fter volley into the foe. But it did not check them On they came mor e furious l y than e ver. "Begorra, th e clivilwudn't howlcl thim ba ck!" crie d Barn ey, who had been firing a s fast as he could work his r e p e ater. Phwat the eli vil will w e do?" "They are going to carry the fort!" crie d DeteCtiv e Sharp. "Golly dey am almo s t ober the pali s ades now!" cried Pomp. This was true e nough. The Klamath s s warm e d to the nry s tockade. Victory seem e d their s R eade, Jr., hrtcl made littl e talk and had kept Frank chopped his rifl e and s prang into the pilot-house. n I y aboard the Breeze. But h e lutd not been idle. H e pre ssed a spring whi c h s lipp e d the anchors and then Lie bad cauMrcl Barney and Pomp to place all portabl e started the rotascope. Je. in the cabin, and draw lhe slee l shutters at all the The air s hip r o e a dozen feet from the ground and rus hed th ows. like a huge bird st raight for the Klamaths. a e loopholes in the hull of the air hip w r e opened, and The act had a startling e ffect on the s avages. w e r e placed a.t each, wiLh man y rounds of ca rtridges. They were agha s t at s u c h a s pecta c l e, and those who wita u s the Breeze was fully equippe d for battl e nes eel it became ins bmtl y convinced that an evil spirit was l r Frank intended to take an active part in the s trife. s wooping down upon th em. nee did not intend to go back on hi s n e w-mad e fri e nds Superstitious fears rule d f o r the mom e nt, and at once th e atan' s Indian lines were in tumultuou s confusion.


FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR A LOST MAN. Ba c k they fled before this mysterious flying wonder which they could not und e r stand. The electric wires pro tratcd the savages by hundreds' lt did not kill, but stunne d and terrified them. Back into the forest, and the red foe had suffere d a r e effect was most s u ccessf ul. r pulse. They were unable to under tand the my terious fn The air-ship again settled down by the fort, and a mighty which was so powe rful and which they could not see. cheer w ent up from the hunters. A pani c seized them, and bodily they broke and fled. It was an opportune and shrewd move on Frank's part. ] T illed with superstitious fear the Klamaths lingered in the s hadow of the woods and fired in a desultor y way at the fort. Cheers pealed from the lips o.f lhe victorious It was a grand victory; another s ucces ful repul e. t The air-ship was winning the day for Satan's B end r Th e savages retire d to th o shadows of the forest ( They could not under stand the nature of thi mystm;ious more, and a de::mltory fire waR kepl up. flying machine, and wer e inclined to attribute to it divin e The airR hip settled Jown by the s to c kade, and Bill Bl_ powers. came out and hailed Frank. But in their party were white men who comprehended the "By beavcra! yew arc a dandy!" he cried "If it hat nature of the air-ship a nd proc eede d to explain it to the been fer yew we'd a ll been up alt river afore this!" sava ges. What L1o you think?" asked Frank. "Will they The re sult was that the Indians gained fresh courage; draw off now?" their s uper sti tion was allayed and they were ready to return to the attack. Again the battle began. "What, an leav e u s alone?" "Yes." Jaw! Yew don't know ther Klamaths. They' re Once more the Klamaths came out of the woods to the atn o r thcr itch f e r hangin on. I don't believe they'd giYl tack. Frank sailed the air-ship over their heads, but it did till we've whittled 'em all to pieces!" not check them this time "Is that so?" They fired volle}'S at the air-ship, the bullets rattling "J es' so!" against the hull. But no harm wa done. "Well, then you think we had better take extreme Ill On to the fort rushed the savages. ures ?" It seemed certain that they intended to Garry it this time. I dew; an' they kain't be loo much so." Frank placed his hand upon a box in the pilot-house. It "That settles it," declared Frank. "1 will do so." contained the deadly electric bombs. "What's more, it's comi n on dark an' they'll have It was in his mind to use them and blow the savages to best of u s arter thet." l perdition "Well, then, we'll settle the matter at once," said Fr But it would make such hideous s laughter that he hesi"Kin w e do it?" tate d to do it. "Do it!" exclaimed the young inventor; "in the 1 H e was ever averse to human sla ughter. easiest way. You sha ll see." And yet it looked as if he would be compe lled to do it. Bull y fer yew an' yer air-ship. Yew kin bet Sa1 But at this jun. cture a happy thought struck him. He at B e nd w ill never forget Frank Reade, Jr.!" once acted upon it. It to s o heavily c har ge a numb e r of wires that contact with them would prDstrate a man. Frank quickly arranged a number of these so that they -1 f e ll over the rail of the air-ship and hung for twe nty or thirty feet. crhen he c hargtod lhe wires and lowered the air-ship so that they trailed upon the ground. "Good I hop e they will not. )] "What is it now l!'rank ?" asked the detective, a came up. DJ "I think we will hav e a deci s ive lalk with the KlaJi! now," sai d Frank. "lt is the bes t and way to t!l nate this affair." e I believe you are right." d At lhis moment Bill Black cried: Right over the body Klama ths the air-ship passed. "Heigho! Hyar c um s a truce!" by hundreds flattened themselves against the airH was true tha L one of the savages was advancing N: ship's hull. But now the air-ship was right over the mass the fores t with a white flag l

FRANK READE. JR.'S SEARCH FOH .\LOST jL\X. 23 ::' \rhite man talk wiLh lnjun ?'' asked th trucebean .r. o Yes," replied .l:!'rank. ''What do you want?" :llc come from big chief, Long Arrow Ere say white 1n surrender, no geL killed. leave Injun's hunting und." 'Oh, you want us to s urrend er, do you?" 'Yes." s .. \\ell you go back to your chief, Long Arrow and tell 1 that if he doc. not get out of this locality within half hour l'll blow him and the whole lot of you into pieceB. you hear?" Then white man no urrendcr ?" Bl CHAPTER XL TO Frank was sati sfied with dispersing the foe. H e would not indulge in usele"s s laughter, and the air ship returned to Lhe fort just as darkness was beginning to shut down. The huniers were ild with glee. 'rhey came out of the fort and thronged about the air ship. They would have carried Frank on their s houlder s if they could have done so. "We 'll ne1er forgit ye !" declared Bill Bla ck, earnestly. Whit e men all die!" warned the savage. "Long Arrow "Ye avecl u ; an' it's a dead sure thing." .a so." l'h e night passed without incident. w nt the red truce-bearer. It was for a long lime feared that the Klamaths might Y yell of derision and defiance went ttp from the avages return. hPy listened to reply. t onec bullets began to fly. IH young inrentor smiled grimly. \rc:n .('(' !" hr said. e brought out a case of bomb>: and placed them by the Th e n he said lo Barney: ,'end the hip up IivP hundr e d fe t.'' \Jl roight, SOl'." 4r went the Breeze until it right over ihe body lalllaths in the forest. below. e !wn Frank picked up a bomb, :md going to thE' rail, it sn8prnded for a moment. en hr let it drop Fr wn it fell and into ihc midst of the s avage r ei\'. But the electric Rearchli ght prevented any poRsibility of a and they dicl not venimc again to the attack. Morning carne at last. It was the morning of the s ixth day, and harp said: "\\' e ought i.o expect the );pfore long, hadn't we, Frank?" ''Certainly.'' replied the youn g illl'f'ntor; "[.hey be here to-day." The worrh had baicly rscapecl hiR wlwn Barney c ried: "8hme, l'Or. phw::tl'fl that?'' All lookec1 in tlw dire ction indicated. From the fore s t an T nclian had reeled forth. Lii:;; arm,; were uplifted It war; seen now that he was a half-breed. ''A messenger m a truce-bearer,'' c-ried Frank e 1ere was a Lerrific earthqnake -lik r Bhock and exploRion. ''He\; not a Klamath!" hotlted Bill Black. "I reckin up into the air rose a heap of debri::;, shattere d trees, he's an an I know him well. It's Crooked s, earth and lhe fragments of a scor e of mangled Feather, an' he's one of ther lickest hunters in Athabasky." Sa s. "From Athabasca !" cried Sharp. "Perhaps he brings literal mound many feet high wa::; raised in the verge of word from the Pre tons." ore L a en Frank droppe d another and another of th terrible oyers. lame. h and blood could not endurr against u c h dreadful 0 te'llclive force. t e terrified Klarnath s broke anc1 fled. td a they spread Lhrough Lh wild fore s t tho deadl y were at their heels. "'l'het's no doubt the size if it," ugrcrd Black. Stmight up to the air-ship cam e Crooked Feather, baH-breed. H e was bleeding from a dozm wounds and could no( spea k ; but he h e ld up a roll of bark in hi:; hand. Frank took the roll of birch and unfolded it. "Yes," h e cried, joyfully. "It is from the Prestone. Here, Barney ;md Pomp, look out for this poor fellow. Givr ing from the air in such a fas hion nothing could him food and drink and his wound ing ith such a cl.c:tJ'oying fone. 'l'J1e savages were diR a completely, and th attn k upon atan' s Bend had [:k sai.J:l an ignominiou s clefeat. sa "What i s the trouble, l<'rank ?'' Sharp, eage rly. "Much!" r eplied the }'Oung inventor. I will read the message."


24 FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR A LOST MAN DEAH M:n. RRADK-My son has brought me the joyful They were not looking up, but Frank grasped the f news that l am not gui lty of an awful crime. n seems as scope sta ndard and down to them. They insta1 if t h e d atkencd w i ndows of my oul are opened ru1d new, looked up and swlmg their hats. joyous l ight haf: come in. 1 caUJ1ot write more npon this now, but must tell you that we are in a desperate strai t. If Heaven permits the bearer of this, the poor half-breed, One was a bcmdcd man <1ll(l lhe oLher RE>lTON. Frank handed the scroll of bi r c h to Detective Sharp. Then he said to B lack: "Hurrah!" shouted all. 'l'h e n Frank cried: "Lower the ,hip, BarnPy !'' Down wenl ihe air-r:hip into the clearing. The two rushed to the rail. Frank ancl ihe detective leaped down and shook 1 l ( with them. l \Ve must l eave you for a time. I hardl y think the In-Arthur Presion was Rirong, his rare was dians will return to the attack, bnt if they do, try and hang and 1tis eyes wild, like tho:;e of a man who ha-s led a hu.r out nnW we ret u rn life for years. l "You kin bet we will," replied lhc mayor of Satan's "God only knows what is in my heart at this momtt Bend. h e Raicl to Frank. T am once more happy." Then Frank rushed below to sec how Crooked Feather "But we thoughl w were by 'avage ?'' a v was. Sharp. :t The half-breed had recovered well from hi faintness and was abl e to talk i n English. He told of the desperate strait of the hermit hi s son, and describ e d the locality where they were to be found. "All right," said Frank. "We will go at once." 'The a i r ship instantly s prang into tl;e air. Crooked Feather sat in the pilot house, and watching the "And we were," replied the hermit. "For two da}a were besicgccl. But some motive impelled thcm to dra1rc and we hnve not cen them since." Then Harry Preston rushed to Crooked Feather's "Brave fellow!" he said. "You have done nobly s hall not be forgotten!" lE Then all were asked into the hermit's quarters. t o country below, directed the course. They were surprisingly neat and cozy, and there d Over forests, mountains and plains the air-ship spe d until many of the natural wonclers of the region there .toredth darkness came. Then the course was followed more s lowly The recluse entertaincd his visitors well, and then "'r with the searchlight "But-happy as 1 am, I shall not leave this place wi ( F r a nk h ad some fears as to their being able to reach the a pang. It has been a pure and free and happy life io I he r mit's abode in time How s hall I leav e it?" le But the airship groped along that night, and wl1en morn"But only think," cried Harry, "lam going to my le ing came Crooked Feather pointed eagerly to a distant whose heart will be so gladdened to sec us both!" mountain range, and cried: "True indeed," agreed the reclu e. "Such joy hl "There be place. White man there. Find heap Injun." never dared hope to realize." w 'l'he region which now lay below baffies description. Preparatio n s were made, however, to go aboard th Sl A ll the fab l ed cliffs and defiles o Dante's Hades were outs hip. 'I: done. The b l ack passes, mighty defiles and miles of jagged peaks were simp l y beyond description. And right oYer this terrific bit of scenery the air ship float ed It was in tl1e early morning light when s uddenly those on deck behe l d a startli ng scene below .. TheTe 'Upon the mountain side in the verge o spruce and ce d a r s was a cabi n Two men stood by the door. Crooked Feather, however, could not be induced { with them. n. The primeval forests and the hunting grounds wBl: natural home, and he could not forsake them. So Arthur Preston turned over to him the cabin a furnishings and stores as a reward for his faithful sere It was later in the day when the air-ship took leave at h< spot. w,


FRANK READE, JK'S SJtARCH .B'UH. A .MAN. 26 nk was disposed to stop a short while at Satan's Bend "I hope so," said Frank, warmly, "and also that your turnincr to civilization. town will grow and pro s per. I wish you success." ody demurred, and so the air-ship was held on that There was nothing that the denizens of Satan's B en d w e r e not willing to do for their visitors. next morning Barney wa s the first to espy the little The day was spent there, and then, a s r eports w ere con ent down among the trees firmed that the Klamaths had finally abandoned their ata even as he did so, smoke and flame were seen to leap tack and gone back to Athaba sc a, Frank said : e air, and a g reat cry went up. eat heavens!'' cried Sharp. "The place i afire!" air-ship speedily hovered over the I ot. The cause troubl e was seen at once. Klamaths had returned to the attack full .force. 1 y had even bUcceecled in :firing a number of the cabins hey would get the upper hand seemed quite L l ey mean lo destroy Bill Black's settlement!" de -Preston. 1 t they'll never do it!" said Frank Reade, Jr., posiwent into the cabin, and came out with orne of t h e tctiYe bombs. ) as but a moment's work to drop one among the sav t"\ rde. Th e result was instantaneous. "I must carry JHr. Pres ton and his son to Chi cago They are anxio u s to return to their h ome in Baltimore." "And then you will return to R ea destown ?" aske d FelLx Sharp. "No," replied Frank I h ave not yet finish e d m y exp l or ation of this \rondcrful region. I s h all return h e r e f r om Chicago and penetrate as far north as Alaska. I mean to make a comp l ete exploration of thi s part of North Amer ica." CHAPTER XII. THE CYCLONE Frank's hearers were deeply inter ested. "Oh, how I would like to take the voyage with you Frank," sa id Preston. "Ind eed, I would lik e to have you," sai d Frank. "But I fee l it my duty to go at once to my d ea r wi f e i n IY hastily beat an incontinent retreat. This time, sit..r, Frank Reade, Jr., meant to make their defeat F Baltimore." y "So T thought," said Frank; "but perhaps you can go c followed the savage crew, sending bomb after anothe r time. Barney and. Pomp will b e my companions." lown upon them. I wis h that I had not so mRny ot her important cases on e destru ction o.f life wa. enormous, and that day the hand," sa id Felix Sharp. "How T would like to go!" l ths received a blow rom which they never r ecove red. "But if you l eave in Ch i cago, Frank, it will be all !' r he was fully satisfied that the ;::avages had rec eived right," said Preston. "We can then proceed to Baltimore of a drubbing, Frank proceerled to descend into by rail." B end. e air-shi p settled down once more into the heart o 'f le ettlement, the ovation received was something hunters all piled out o the fort, and yelled find i wildly th surrounded the air-ship ancl it crew, and we1:c vo in their expressionF of delight. it 1k and his companions w r e C]Ui le overwhelmed by the "'l'hat is what J reckoned upo n .. It is all right." "Then we will start at once Leave was taken of the denizens o Satan's Bend. Bill Black was despondent. "Don't ye fai l to g iv e u s a ca ll when ye r e t urn, Mister Reade," he s aid. "Be su re of that," s aid Frank. The air-ship then took flight. an. Up over the tree top b e sa il ed, :mel. the Satan's B e n d w Black came on boa rd an(l wringing Frank's hand, peop l e watch ed her out of s i ght regretfully. Frank's work in the northwest l1ad thus far proved a u rc gom' tcr pnl up a mon nmcnL to yew hyar as ther great success. s e r at Satan's Bend lt wm; a jim-whoopcr fer He intended to r eLurn and make a tho r oug h exploration bet, an' Lhcr Ra." Company will lC'l llR of the entire region, but b e fore C hi cago coulcl be r e ach ed w, I reckon." I thrilling incidents were to be enacted


26 For bra days f:he air-ship kept on its outhward way, and I Thcr seemed little doubt but that the rota cope one morning the waters of a mighty lake burst upon their be S\\cpt from the Rhip, and that iL would then view iright?1 journey to the earlh. It was Lake Winnipeg, and ] rank cried : With pallid faces Lhe Yoyagcr looked at each "\V e shall make Fort Garry to-clay, and to-morrow night Already lhc first breath of Lhc :;torm was makib' 11'e s hould reach Lake Superior." airhip ro ck h e avily. This announ cement wa:; cheering indeed, and warml y reFrank tlcccpLccl a dcspcra tc chance and -ent the 1 C:eis e d. up a little fmther. t All ru:;hed to the rail to take a look at the g reat lake But aR h e did so, Pre ton swooned and fell to whi c h lay below them. Frank at once eaw that it was oi n o usc. And a s they did so there came a g u t of wind which smo t e AnJ therefore, if they were compelled to meet then rather sharply on the blades of the ro tascope. Frank in-the nearer to the earth th y w rc ihe better. I ,-oluntarily glanced at the hori zon And as h e .Y o l ml:ldly io the airhip's rail. On and t : If the lalt< : r cou r se wa;; pursued Lherc waF:, of cou r se, the wrrc hurled, whirled and revolvrcl. n of the blast Lhc a ir-:,;hip of its rotascope, 'l'hen, aflcr what, see m ed an interminable length 1 i1 crcn though the live s of the w('re Kavecl. the howlinrr ceased, Lit molinns or lhe airRhip 1r(l E [ h e r e wa;; but a moment in which to make decision. and broke upon Lhem. rt Frank accepted the chancq he deemed best. Thi s wa. to ascend above the sLorm L iccording l y he put on all the p eed of Lhe rotascope. The air-ship shot upward. p it went until it be ca m e apparent lhat life was en dangered in going further. \11 gasped in the rarefi ed air, and blood even dripped Jrom their nostrils. Y ct they did not seem above the sto rm. Frank was overcom e with horror. They came instantly out of darknco s and ali w&JU about them. l h c ecene whi c h ihcy b ehclclwa thrilling They see med to b e in a great cloucl bank 1rhich i1 in.g on with thunde rou s reverberation into the eas tup A c loudl ess s ky wa s above. Below suddenly the folded itse lf. l tl All were yet on the air-ship's deck s and clingiut w rail s trongly. r i But Lhc airship it presented a demoralized' ro "We are going to catch it!" h e cried. "My God, it will ance. va1 be t h e end of u s !" Tt yet floated. 'rhc rot

F RANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH F O R A L OST MAN. 27 th e power was not great enough Lo s u stai n it, and it but yet it held up well, and the s hor e momentari l y dre w nking slow! y down. n k R eade, .Jr., was the first to recover. up and. io the rail. : ry of horror escaped. his l ips. i hat i it, Frank?" a s ked Preston. "Is not the s torm yes," repli e d the young inventor; "bu t we are fall to the lake!" e nk rus h ed into the pilot house. He pressed the pro lever. 11 it was of no me. It would not work. 0 propel] r bladeR IVCJ' broken, and it WaS rrhe p was certainly doomed to fall into the lake thi;; was not altogether the wors t Lhing that could nearer. Soon the trees and objects on s hor e became more vis ib l e, ancl the air-ship finally e nl e r ed a little cove. lt gliclecl up to the shore and Frank b e a c hed it. An c hor s were thrown out, and all leap e d out. "By gracious!" exclaimed Sharp, "what a relief it seems to get on sho r e My l egs feel uwteady. All felt this way, and after a little fire had been made on the beach and t h eir clothing dri e d the s pirits of all r e vived. Th e n t h e future was eli Ind eed, the outlook was a serion R one. They were in the heart of a mighty wilderness, 11'ith nothing but their lt>gs to clc>pend upon for transportation ba ck to c ivili z ation 01 conr e all knew that a o uth e rly comse would take them to Uanitoba BnL c ivilization was hundreds of milc>s away, and it would : h B reeze could A oat a n d even be navigat e d in the wat e r. b e necessary to tramp eYcr y mil e of that di st ance. t the r e w ould be no loss of lif e "ifc can nev e r carry provisions e nou g h to last," declared the aerial j ourney w:is at an encl. Preston. "We will have to depend upon gam e before w e e t wonde rful into t h e Northwest had r eac hed a get there." ble conch i sio n. 'rhe famous air-ship was wrecked repair w k this fact, but Presto n said: on' t ce how that can be, Frank. Wh y c an it not be t n d the rotascope shaft repaired?" ,"re pli e d Prank; "there is no m et hod of transportto Reade s town and certainly l c ould not ar echanics here to r epair her." at!" excla imed Sharp, in surpr ise; "do you m ean t o Ld t you will abandon the air-ship h ere?" r e is no oiJ1er way, replied Frank. h indeed, this was true. see, I can con struct a new one c h e ape r t hfm I can rt i.his one back to R eadesto wn w ould not help seeing the logic of this statem ent. But "We may sta rv e then," said Sharp, "unless there are better hunters in the party than I am H e r e i s Barney here," said Harry Preston, "and Pomp also. They are good hunte rs, and father and I have l ived i n the wild erness quite long e n o u g h, I think." I hav e uo uoubt we s h all succee d," sai d Frank; bu t it will b e a w e ary tramp, and man y days b e fore i t i s fini shed." CHAPTER XIII. THE END "But if we have got to mak e it," s aid Presto n l et u s lose m a pity to leav e the b eautiful triumph of genius no time about it, but go at once." f'q.. place. "Amen!" sa id the detective h air -ship continued to sink rapidly, and now re s t e d Accordingl y the airs hip was drawn high u p on the s h ore !as t u pon the bosom of Lake Winnipeg. and work was begun r e moving the stores e ate d like a du c k and a s no injury had be e n don e to Litte r R wer e made for carrying these and on l y such there was no dange r of its s inking effects w e r e tak e n a s were extre m e l y neces s ary, and w h ich. gin was vis ible s om e mile s away, and it was decid e d to would not impede the long marc h. )r it The n the party w ere all read y to se t out, when su d denly z ccl r e p aired the prope ller so t hat it would work. The from the bus hes there ste pped a tall man in the garb of a a s extend e d, and Lhe electr i c e n gines were started. hunte r. a r ship forged a h ead at a good r a te of p eed. He carried a rifle, and had all the appearance of a n old ron h a rdl y as steady in t h e wate r as a n or din a r y boat, 1 time t r apper


2 8 FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FOR A LOST MAN. H e waved his hand in toke n of recognition, and cried: "Wall I'll be gol durned! Whar did yew greenhorns cum from, anyway?" "Hello!" shouted Pres ton, "is that you Big Rube?" "vVall, I'll be blowed if it ain't Pre ton the Hermit!" cried tllC big trapper. "Durned glad to see yer !" "The same to you, Rube." "Whar yer goin' ?" "Back to civilization." "What! Ye ain't goin' to leave ther woods?" "Yes, I am. I have been in a meas ure happy here, Hube, but there is g!cater happiness in store for me, for my old home is re s tored to m e." Big Rube, the traprer, speed il y mad e the acquaintance of the others, and then, as 1-J. e learn e d of their projected route to Manitoba, sa id : P shaw! What are yer thinkin' of? Why don't yer tak e ther water way?" ''There i s no water way." "Yes; thar is." "Ho'; do you make that out?" "Why, yew kin jest keep on daown tills lake tew ther end. 'rhe n if you kin portage for a few miles at a time yew kin cross from a chain of rivers to lake s an work right daown into Manitoba." This was jo yful news. Old Rube was hail ed as a savior. "Be beavers, I'll go with ye fer a plug of tobaccer," he said facetiously. "I ain't been daown to Manitoba fer years, an' I kin make it, I guess, an' git back in time fer trappin'." Rube 's offer was joyfully accepte d Ba c k aboard the Breeze the party down the lake was made went, and the start Day after day the Breeze forged ahead through t h e lake waters Then came a period of portage. Luckily the air sh ip was s o extremely light that it was transferred without any very great difficulty At la s t Manitoba was rea c h ed. H ere the party took leav e of their g uid e, Big Rube who w ent back to the primeval forests. Th en the party separated to go to their resp ectiv j The Prestons, father ancl son, went back to a ha union in Baltimore, where the mother and wife r them The re they happily abide to-day. Felix Sharp was richly rewarded. Frank Reade, Jr., Barney and Pomp returned to town. And true to his word the young inventor at ri gan work upon a new invention, of which we some future day I E F F THE END. F F F F Read "FRANK READE, JR.'S SEARCH FO"fJ SEA SERPENT; OR, SIX THOUSAND F UNDER. THE SEA," which will be the next numbi:f of "Frank R eade Weekly Magazine." r r SPECIAL NOTICE: All back numbers of thi{l PJ are always in print. If you cannot obtain them news dealer, send the price in money or po tage stfx mail to FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 'r SQUARE, NEW YORK, and you will receive 'r you order by r eturn mail. r HAPPY 1 r E The Best Illustrated Weekly Story Published. e ce :e ISSUED FRIDAYS 16 e I: ::Ftrice 5 Ce:n. "t !N. e l\1 Out To=day! Out To=day e [fl. Bowery r e Then all started for home. The end of the great journey THE had been reached. The trip to the great Northwest had in a BOY WITHOUT A N1m By N. S. WOOD .N certain sense been a s uccess. (The Young American Actor.) The two Presto ns, father and son, had been found. "I am s orr y you have sacrificed your airs hip for us, Mr Begins in No. 452 of "HAPPY DAYS", Issued Read e," said Presto n senior ; "but I am rich, and you shall For sale by all news deal ers, or will be sent to an: be reimbursed for it." on r eceipt of price, 5 cents a copy, by "Not a bit of it," sai d Frank. "1 can stand the loss, and FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, I shall at once beg i n work upon :mothe r and a better one." 24 Union .Square, New


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