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et the boat off, but could do so. Just then Wild lei. his lasso about the neck of one of the three, the Chinaman with he sword cut the lariat in two.


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WILD WEST WEEKLY A Magazine Containing Stories, Sketches, Etc., of Western Life. Issued WeekllJ.-=By Subscriptlo $2.50 per y em-. Application made for Second Cla$S entry at the New York, N. Y., Po&t Offic e E11tered according to Act of Con gress, in the .year 1903, in the office of the Librarian of Cong r e s s, Washington, D. C ., by Frank Tou sey, 24 Union Square, New York. No. 58. NEW YORK, IQVEMBER 27, 1903 Price 5 Cents. Young Wild West and His Deadshot Band; OR, The Smugglers of the Canadian Border. BY A N OLD SCOU'l' CHAPTER l. YOUKG WILD WES'!.' AND '!.'HE MAN. 1oung Wild W est was standing in front of the posLoftlcc in W esto n Dakota, one mornin g in ea rly spring when the st age c oach from D e vil Creek, a hustling minin g town .-.-e i ghteen miles di stant, pulled up and allowed t h e passengers to get out. The handsom e young Prince of t b e 8addle a nd U h am pion D eadahot of the We st, as the boy wa ca lled was s im ply on e of about twenty who had gat h ered there to await t he arrival of the mail. Atiircd in a fine new lnrnting of buckskin lrirnmed with r ed silk fringe, Young Wild W est sure l y mad e a per fect picture of the i.ruc youna \Y cste rn cr. critiool eye, aucl as hi s gaze finally rested upon Young Wild W est, h e step p ed forward a nd said: I g uess you are the genilemari I want to see. You are Young Wild W est, are you not? ''That's my name," r eplied Wild who was not a little surprised at the stranger's action. "I thought so. You see, I had a pr etty good de:;cription of you before I got h e re. l\f y name i Deering-David Deerin g, thoug h I hardly s uppo se you have ever heard of m e." I can't say that I have, Ilh. Deering." "No. W ell, I ca m e h e r e to W esto n to see J'<>U on very important I am very glad I met you as soon a s J left the stage. Can I s peak in private to you ?" "Oh, yes Come right into the postoffice. There i s a back room there that w e can have the u se of for a few His lon g c h estnut hair hun g over hi s s houlder . making minutes." a ort of frame for a p e rfect face. whic h though boyish! k cl 11 t h ] :f t th d "Ths, who con s i ste d of Cheyenne C har] ic, a w e ll known l eaving his three partneJs wondering what was in the .vernmenf scout; .Jim Dart, a hand ornc boy of his own wind. age, a nd Jack Robedee another sco ut. who w o r e a wooden A very prett y y oun g girl, who was in the act of unLock leg from the effects of one of hi s c ncounler with r e ne-ing the m a il bag:: as Wild and Deerin g pa sse d through, smi l ed at the dashing young follow a;: h e went by her. ThC' four were no doubt the L"ic hc s t mine own e r s in t h e 'T'hie was Arietta Murdock, Youn g Wild Wes t's s w eettown of Weston, and they had mad e t h e ir mon e y through h eart, 1rho was Ii.ot only a beautiful girl, but a true We s t pluck, luck and dogge d d etermi11atio11. ern girl wbo kne w how to ride and s hoot a s good as a man, 'rhe last passenger to alight from lhc s tage coach this 'and whose c ourage was remarkable for one of her sex. particular morning was a bron:r.c -fa(cd man of fifty who fJc r grandfather was the po stmas ter of t h e t01rn but sl1c had more or less of a military appearance. was generally in c har ge and did mo st of the busine ss, s h e He sc anned those standing about the with a having been appointed hi s assistant.


2 YOUNG WILD WES'r AND HIS DEADSHOT BAND. But let ,1s see what bminess the stranger had with her young lover. DaYid Deering, as he called himself, closed the door as soon a s they were in the back room. "Now, Mr. West, I will tell you what my business is in a Yery few words. I am a United States revenue officer, and--" "You haven't come to arrest me, I hope," interrupted Wild, with a laugh. "No, I have come to try and get you to help put down the smnggle r s that haTe beeu working so successfully on the Canadian border for a long time." ",l,h !" and the handsome young Prince of the Saddle grew interested. The face of Deering brightened. He sa\r he had impressed the boy favorably by what he had said "Yes," he 1rent on, you have been recommended as being just the :i;arty to put an end to this smuggling busi ness, which has got to be eno rmou s of late The majority of the l'mugglers arc Chinese-shrC\rd rascalB who have lived long enough in this country lo learn the ways of the evil white man and who are cruel and villainous over the border. Young Wild West, you are a brick, and you will 110t los e a thing by going to the North with me. .Just pick out a fow of your deadshot friends as soon as yoll can and we will sta .rt for the Souris river." "All right,'' answered our hero "It just happened that l had nothing else on hand just now, and I guess a little skirmishing with the Chinese won't be bad exercise for us. Come over to the office of the Wilc1 West roiining and Improvement Company with me. But wait! I ant to my mail first.'' Wild was leading the way out of the .back room now. The mail had been received and distributed by time, anc1 as he walked up to the little window his sweet heart handed him the letters and papers that "IVere'direded to him and the company of which he was the treasurer. There were very few in the posloffice now, aJJd as Wild took the mail he observed: "Et, I want to introduce you to Deering, of Juniper Falls. l\fr. Deering, this is my meetheart, ro!iss iliurdock." The girl put out her hand in true Western style. Any person whom her lover thought good enough to be introduced to her she lhought good enough to shake hands with. enough to commit any crime imaginable in order to gain "I think .l can what brought Mr. Deering here," a point in their unlawfnl business It is quite probable 1 she observed, after the usual remarks following an introthat many of them will ha Ye to be shot before the gang is I duction were passed broken up, so I have been instructed by the head of the "You think you can, eh?" and the revenue man smiled. department to ask you to organize a small band of m&n of "Yes, you came here to take Wild a"lrny on some claneourage and determination who can shoot to kill, if it is gerous trip, I'll bet! It seel11R that he can't stay a whole necessary." week here in town. H he canll(1t be rnnning into all "I see," said Wild. "You 1nmt someo n e to 11atch on of dangers he is not l wi!'h he would settle clown this side of the border, and when they attempt to bring like some cf the rei't of the folks out here." _..__,......... __ the goods across to catch them or prevent them?" "It would be impossible for me lo do that, Et," said "Ye::;, that is what is wanted. But if you conclude Wild. "You know my disposition about as well as anyone to enlist your services you w ill be allowed to act on either does, and just think of me spending m:v time around the side of the border. The XorthweRtcrn Mounted Police of' office of the company and the postoffice rn. thr fun and excitement an

YOUNG wn,D WEST A ND HIS DEAD HOT BAND. 3 Arietta blushed and then they all laughed. Wild th n led the way outside, where he found his three partners waiting. He quickly introduced them to the revenue man, and then all hands walked over to the office of the Wild West )lining and Improvement Company. Just a they reached the building and were turning to go in the dalter of hoofs reached their ears. 'I'he11 till' cliscorclant Yoiccs of a lot of men rang uut loudly. "A gang of cow punchers comin' to town I reckon,'' ob -Prrnd Uheyenne Charlie, stroking his dark, silky beard ;t n

. 4 YOUNG WILD WEST AND HIS DEADSHOT BAND He mounted his horse a s quickly a he could and then rode off, followed by h,is gang. that beats anything I ever s aw!" said Deerin g CHAPTER II. GETTING THE BAND TOGETHER. Young Wild We s t had taken a strong liking to the revenue man from the start, and the more he s aw of him the better he thought of him. He was satisfied that h e wa s a plucky man who would not swerve from hi s purpos e, e ven in times of danger. When they w e re all s eated in the office talking and laughing over what had jus t taken pla c e outside they made quite a happy c ompany. Old Dov e-Eye Dav e the pione e r r esident of ihe town and pmident of the Wild \V es t Mining and Improvement Company, wa s present, and at on ce took kindly to D eering. "You come for ther r i ght on e wh e n you com e to Young Wild West,'' lw s aid, afte r h e had h eard what his mission to Weston was "If Wild can' t make them yallerskinned Rkunks fly no one kin. Why, i t won t take him t e n min utes to git a band of regular d eadshot:> to gether-me n what never mi sses whe n they fire an' I l'e ckon them's ther kind that will b e wante d up there on theT Canad y line " Ye s, those are the sort w e wa11t," ans w e r e d the r e v enue man. ''Well, we've got 'cm right h e r e in W eston, the n. There s Wild hims elf! He's nev e r found a man what could shoot as good a s h e kin; an' the r e s Cheyenne Charlie, an' .Jim Dart, an' Jack Robedee! Show me t h e r skunk of a livin man what kin b eat the m an I'll stand treat to a barre l of l iquor. ,j\n' there's me an' Sam :Murdo c k, too. W e're sorter old, but 1 rec;koi:i we kin draw _a bead with a rifl e yet." '':fUght. you me, Dove-Eye,'' spoke up Wild. ""Yo n .ran be one of my D e ad s ho t Band if you wani to. " Well, 1 reckon I do want to!'' crie d ihe old man. jump ing to his feet. Evidently he had not expect e d he would be c ho s en to go with them. ''And old man :llnrdock can go, too." The cheering that followed wa s accompanied by the thumping of Jack Robedee' s wooden leg on thl:\.fioor, and the result was that there was a perfect din in the office Deering was muc h plea sed al the result of his vi sit t o We ston. He con side red that h e had bee n v e r y luc k y in getting Young Wild W es t to a gree to take a hand agains t the bor der smugglers, though he had n e ver heard of the dashing young W es t erne r till hi s superior sent him t o W eston find him. The rcYenne man remained around the office until noon, and the n h e a ccepted the invitation of Wild to take dinne r with him and .Jim Dart. b eing t.he only unmarried one s of the partners. the y k ept hac h e lo rn' h a ll in a nea t little cottage jus t in the rear of t h e bip; office building The y h a d a C hin a m a n n a m e d Wing Wah, who did ihe c ookin g and for t h e m. and as h e was an e x p ert and noi at all l a z y tlw :.Ion golia n a great s u cc esf' in h i s lin e Deering had n r han('e lo 1l ,1rn wha t o f a c ook he wa s wh e n h e down t o dinne r i.bat da y H e was more I h a n pleilSP f l wit h l h e many dis he s the Chi n a m a n put on L h c t able "v\T e have a little of e ver ything to eat. wh e n w e a rc home," Wild 'But whe n 1v'e are out on the plains o r in the wilclc me,;R of t h r mountains s om etimes 11' e don't h ave muc h of anything " I b e lie v e i.ha t, D e ering. I have e xperi e n ce d a little o f it. I w ent moo se hunting la s t fall -ivith three up in ihe forest s o f M anitoba. how w e got lost. an cl l h e n a s nowstorm came up and ii was two wee k s b efore w e found om way bac k to ci v ilization aga i n. We lived on tbe carc a ss of a bull moo se for the lasi four da ys, ancl you can imagine that it wa s anything but ple a sant, s in ce our salt was g on e and the m eat was tough that w e c ould hardly c he\v it. " l imagine what it mus t have bee n ans wered Jim D art. with a laugh. W e ll, I mus i s a y that in all of our expe1'i ence s we have n e v e r b ee n quite as bad off a s that.., After the m eal wa s ove r Wild put ottl the cigar:;, aml when t h e y had .smoke d awhile h e sugg e s t e d ihat the_y takt' a walk around town and hunt. up the parties h e had Jeeided to take with him on the trip to the Can a dian bordeT. "There a r e four or five o f the m to se e yet, y ou klww,' -. 'Good enough! Putty work! 1 reck o n u s old feller s will give a good account of ourselve s "And the others you m entioned will al s o go with u s," went on Wild. "But we need about four more. They will probably con sist of Live ly Ric k Pink Slatter. Eas y Edward and John Sedgwick, who made me promi s e to take him with u s the next time. we went out on a trip. 'rhen. we will take Wing Wah along to do the cooking for us .and to .act as an inter-p1cter; in ca s e we happen to take he ob se rv e d. "One of the m Live ly Ric k C r eek, but al' w e are g oin g throug h that way w e can ea s il y any of th.e Chinese smugglers prisoners "That's ther ticket!" cried Che yenne Charlle. for Young Wild W boys!" pic k him up. H r will leav e anything t o go with UR, I a m Rnre.'' Of rourar h r will." "poke up .Jim. "ffp 'fi like t o go e ver y time bnl it w ouldn't do to a s k him, since his wifr thinkf' h e would h e better ofl' if he paid more attention t o hiF> gold mine.'' "She might b e right on that,' ob s erved the revem1e ma11. "Hooray j "Well, perhaps she i s for the mo s t pnrt. But. I have 1 s een Rick make a bigger pile on a irip with n" than ht>.


YOUNG WILD WEST AND HIS DR\DSHOT BAND. 5 could have made by staying home and working three you want to be on ther lookout. He struck me as bein' a months hard." sort of treacherous feller." ''That alters the case, then. He will not have much of a chance to make money on this trip, though, unless be ;ets in with some of the troops and wins it gambling." Lively Rick never set ihc world afire ai gambhng," "aid Wild. "He is .omclhing lik e Charlie-not lucky Pnough in that line." How about yourself?" "I never pla y any sort of a game for money unle ss I have a

6 YOUNG WlLD WES'r AND HIS DEADSH O T BAND. "You forgot what I to l d you this morning, I guess, didn't you?" "I reckon I must have, young feller,'' was the reply, in a rather sheepis}l veice. "I told you to behave yourselves while you were hel'e in West on, didn't I?" "You said somethin' like that." "Well, when I say anything like that I never say it for fun I always mean it." "Yes, sir!" answered the big cowboy, meekly At this Deering broke into a lau gh It struck him as being very comical to see a mere boy boss a big gang of rough appearing inen, and he could not withhold the laugh that forced itself upon him. This nettled the big fellow somewhat. "My friend," said he, turning to the revenue officer, "I reckon I knows when ther drop's on me If you was in my place I'm dead sartin that you wouldn't do a thing differ ent from what I'm doin'." "I'll admit that,'' said Deering, promptly. "Excuse me for l aughing at you "Are you fellows going to behave yourselves?" asked Wild, not noticing w11at was being said at all. "Yes came the unanimous response from the cowboys. "All right, then. Get in and enjoy yourselves; but don't tread on anyone's corns "It was ther wooden-legged feller what done ther tread in','' observed one of them, as he went out o.f the door and made for his horse. Wild and his friends laughed at this and some of the cowboys joined them. It was a fact, and that made the speech appear rather comical. One by one they went out of the bar-room. Kansas Nea l was the last to go, and as he got to the door he turned and said : "Young feller, kin I ask who you are?" Juniper Falls was not much of a p l ace, a n d it d erived its name from a little fall to the river just there and that a man named Juniper had been the first hunter to erect a log cabin on the site. The government had erected a big log building that was so long that it looked like a monster bowling alley from the outside, but which was quite comfortably arranged into rooms on the inside for the accommodation of the officers and soldiers and the revenue men. This was the headquarters for the division that had to look after a hundred miles of the border, and it is need less to say that at certain times the men were kept pretty busy On the other side of the line were what were called the Northwestern Mounted Police. While they were not there exclusively for the p u rpose of preventing the smuggling of goods over to American s oil, they always tried to suppress it when it came under their notice. These mounted police were stationed there to look after Canadian interests in general, and it was not safe for any but a British subject to hunt, :fish or mine on the north Ride of the border. 'rhe smugglers who were so persistently and successfully at woTk there wern mostly Chinese, though it was plainly evident that they were but the tools of soie white men who laid out the work .for them. The majority of these Chinese had been in California long enough to talk "pigeon-English," but some of them came over from China direct with the ships that cafried the silks, teas and other articles that were grown and man ufactured in China, which were landed on British soil a.nd then carted overland to the least protected places on border. In this way many Chinese got into the United States who might otherwise have been excluded for various reasons. "Certainly My name is Young Wild West The border line of Washington, Idaho and a portion of "Thanks! I'll meet yer ag'in some time," and out he nfo:i;itana was so well guarded by American revenue men went. that the smugglers were forced to come further east to enable them to have anything like plain sailing. 1 And it so happened at the time of which we write that .( "" the Dakota line was where they were working so-successfully. CHAPTER IIL / '!; ;,'' One fine morning about a week after Young Wild West The little town of Juniper Fall s was situated on the left bank of the Souris river that di-vided the United States had agreed to accompany Dt:'ering, the revenue man, to the Canadian border with his deadshot band, siderable excitement in tbe settlement of Juniper Falls. from the British possessions It was, because there is a much larger town there now u nder a different name At the time of which we write white people were pretty sea.tee in that region. Of course there were many hunters who plied their busi ness there, and right near tpe border there was always to be found a detachment of together with revenue men, to guard t he tariff laws laid down by Uncle Sam A short, stocky man, wearing leather breech\$ and a coat of the same material, was being drugged along by two of the bluecoats doing guard duty at the headquarters. "Lemme go, hi say!" he cried, trying his best to get away :from them. "Hi ain't done nothing wrong, hindeed Hi ain't. Hit wasn't whisky Hi 'ad h i n ther bottles; hit was nothink but bloornin' spring water a l ittle bit colored with prunes Let me go; lli'll give you a twodollar bill apiece."


YOUNG WILD WEST AND HIS DEADSHOT BAND. Xow il so happened that the two guards were grossly in"Yes, sir, that's me name." toxi c aled "Are you sure of it?" They only laughed at the protestations of the man, who "Why, you bloomin' young chap, sure Hi am." was a regular Cockney straight from J .. ondon, England. "Just write it down for me, will you?" As they were pulling him along past a good-sized shanty "What for?" two men attired in the garb of hunters came out. "Just to gratify my curiosity. Write it down!" "Let up on him, you fellers," said one of them. "You The last was said in a commanding tone of voice. fellers drank up thE'r most of ther whisky he had, an' now The two soldiers had been looking about for an avenue you are goin' to place him for selling it. I'll of escape, but when they heard the command they re bet you didn't pay him a cent for what you drank, either!" mained stock still in their tracks The words were scarcely out of the mouth of the man And the two men who had emerged from the shanty before one of the drunken guards drew his heavy Colt's looked on, puzzled and expectant revolver and fired at him point blank. The Englishman quickly produced a pencil and piece of Luckily the buiiet merely grazed his head, and as the paper and quickly wrote his name upon it. hunter staggered back his companion fired at the soldier, Then he stepped up and handed it to Young Wild who was certainly going far beyond his limit. West. He was just going to shoot the bluecoat dead in his The way it read was, "Harry Atwood." tracks, when a number of horsemeu came galloping up the Wild handed it to his chum, Jim Dart, who smi led and single street of the seUlement. passed it to Cheyenne Charlie, who in turn passed it The appearance of a crowd of strangers naturally diaround among the men. ,erted the attention of all hands for a second, and by the Wing Wah, the Chinese cook, was the last to get hold of time the belligerents were ready to resume hostilities the the paper, and he simp ly smiled. hor:::emen were on the scene "So be, velly good!" he exclaimed, handing it back. "'Ello, there!" shouted the Cockney. "Give us a 'and, Wing Wah couldn't read, but irn seemed to enjoy il all won't you? These bloomin' duffers 'ave got drunk on my just the same. spring water and prune juice, 'hand now they are goin' to "That's one blamed sort of a way to pronounce a name, place me hin C1er guard'ouse. 'Elp me, won't you? Hif I think," flpoke up Cheyenne Charlie. "Ile says it just you do H'ill never come acTOss th.e river again!" backwards." Just then the soldier fired another shot, again narrowly "That's right," nodded Wild. "But he can't help it, as missing the hunter. that is the way the people talk where he came from. Don't There would probably have been two dead soldiers in no make fun of Harry Atwood, boys. I didn't make him time then if a ringing voice had not exclaimed: write his name just fo. r the purpose'of making a laughing"Stop the shooting! If you don't I'll take a hand in the stock of him. I did it just because it happened to strike game!" me that way. You will see by this that you can't always Young Wild West and his band of deadshots had arrived I judge a man even by his name. Whether his name is' Arry at Juniper Falls. Hatwood or Atwood Harry, it seems that he was being And just in time to prevent a serious clash between the, treated rather mean by those drunken fellows, who are a government. men at the log house and the hnnters and disgrace to the uniforms they wear. Just let them go and trappers who resided at the s ettlement. I report to their superior. 'rhnt will be the best way to The tW"o guards looked at the dashing young fellow in a 1.punish them." bewildered way, letting go of the Englishman mechan-1 The last was said to the two hunters. ically. "All right," saicl the one who had been twice shot at. "I "'Ooray! Hi'm at liberty once more! Let me git on I suppose that is ther best way to settle it. But ther next British soil again and Hi'll sing 'God Save the Queen' with time a drunken soldi e r attempts to blow a hole through my hall me 'eart!" cried the fellow, as he started to run from head I'm goin' to drop him, that's all." "You ar e eh?" cried the soldier, and then he quickly "Hold onl" called out Young Wild West. "Tell me fired again. who you are and what the trouble is before you go. But he was a very poor shot a11d he mis8d, as be.fore. "You want to know who Hi are? Why, Hi'rn 'Arry Then, before he could pull the trigger again, the hunter Hntwood, hat your Mrvice." raised his revolver and poured three shots into him, drop"Oh!" and a sm ile played about the lips of the handping him and killing him almost instantly. some young dcndshot. "That's all right," nodded Young Wild West. "There The Cockney was very pompous in his manner now, and will be some trouble over this, but I will see you through, no one to see him just then would have thought he was a my friend. You did just right." very meek prisoner in the hands of a pair of drunken sol-With that Young Wild West tur;ned toward the log diers a minute before. hout

8 YOUNG WILD WES1' AND HIS DEADSHOT BAND. They had scarcely reached the headquarters when Deering came galloping u. lie had accompanipd thcrn a ll the way from Weston, but had to co n sult with a n oftic<.'r of the Canadian po lice. 'I'hat was why h e had nol been 1rith the band when they rode into to\rn. Colonel Denny wm; the ollice r who wm; in charge of the government affairs at that po t, and when the band of horsemen thal had such u dashing appearance came to a halt in front of his quarters he was standing in the open door to meet lhem. Young Wild \Yest rnlut.ed in lrue military style and then "at still in the saddle, wailing for Deering to get there. Gut the colonel not going to wait or an introduc ti on. "'Yau ;1 re Young \Yild W et;l, I he said, step ping out of ( lte door. .. Y cs, ;;ir. l am Young \\. ilcl \\" and lh i i" my band of d eadshols."' 1rns lhc quick reply, as the boy "wept his hand around and indicated his companiom. .. 1 am rery glad you haye given your to ll6 for ;mhile. I am Colonel Denny, the officer in charge here. You will dismount at your C:Oll\"enicncc and r will sec LO it that you shall be shown lo the quart crs you 1rill occupy 1rhile here on lhc border." Th'k} on'r hrrc. rider, no .if he took a three, !:ours It hough," rcmark:d Wild. l_ooking the officer in long as he Jl\ed, and lie had made lot s of fun for the men Oh It 1 ,; 1,,niugglmg all nghi enough. I am nn !he :iourney from W eston. lha( this Harrv Atwood brings the whisky over here. H was at lhis juncinre that D eering made appear anrl so arc a lot of others. But he cannot he caught at it. <1ncc. There is the rub.'' He had dismounted. and he now stepped forward and. "'Cannot be caught at ill" echoed Wild. inlroduccd each one of the band separately to the co l onel. No. .-\ll sorts of traps have been laid for him and it The Chinaman was lhe lasl, of cour e. has been impossib l e to implicate him in anything elr:c than ''Can h e shoot asked the eoloned, looking at the selling of 1rhisky here."' Wild smilingly. "'Perhap8 he docs not bring it from the Canadian 8 ide a,t "No, but h e can cook,,. was the reply. all. It might be that there i::. a s till somewhere on 'I see. You like good things. Well, I will admit that s ide of the line." a Ohinaman can fix up no end of things that taste fine. "Impossible!" and the colone.1 threw out ehe;,t But last winter, when we bad a Chinese cook here, l found much as to say: ''What! a eecret still around here, an

YOUNG WILD WEST AND HIS DEADSHOT BAND. 9 the demijohns was tasted it proved to be just what he said it was-spring water colored with prune juice. You sec," and the colonel lowered his voice, "the boys must have their whisky. and ire hnve no other wuy of getting it 11rotrn' a mere bluffer." Wild called Cheyenne Charlie, .Tim Dart and Jack Hob c(lee a s ide a little lat e r and told them what colonel had to him. .. 1 don't take a great deal of ;;tock in him, anyway," a\'i:rrcd Dart. "He strikes me being of a great deal less importance than he thinks he He don't notice any of Lts; he just trie s to keep on the right s ide of you. I have ct at work to get dinner ready. It wa,; ubont one o'clockwhen they at down to about the best meal that had eve r been served in Juniper Falls And when it was finished they all declared ready to go for the smugg l ers. A little later Deering ca me to Wild and told him if' he could get r ea dy to start within an hour they would take "' ride up the river a few miles. Of course our hero was only too glad of the opportunity and he at once ordered his men to get their hc:n-se:i ready. But when the!}' were all ready came back and said he guessed it would be better for him and \Vila to go out nnd look around alone. Thiti a disappointment to them, but they made no complaint when their dashing young leader to1d them to be ready in case they were sent for A little after two Wild ancl Lhe rcvennc man mounterl. learn anything about the whisky smuggling busines s ju. t let me knoll'. When T come to think of it we were brought here to help put down s muggling. lt makes no difference their horse s and rode awa}' up the river. whether it is done by the Chinese. the Canadians or the .\merieans on this side of the boundary line. I guess we ''Ire will ride up here aboni five rnifos, where lhe river will work on tha.t plan, though we will, of course, do a s the American side altogether ancl flows on Cana dian we are instructed lo do by Deering, who ha s been appointed Roil. I am of the opinion that we will fincl a camp of ChilO act as a sort of adviser to me." nesc up there,'' said Deering. ''D . ll . ,, . "Gnod!" answered Wild. "I would like to run into the camp anc see w a 1 oo s l e. eermg is a nght, I thmk, saicl .Jmi. I 1 b t 't 1 k ik "Oh, yes! I am certain of that." . Whether the revenue man bad received an inkling of Do you thmk he suspects anythmg wrong with the tl f t 1 th l h d 1 d t \U'ld d'd t ic ac or w 1c er ie a mere y g n esse 1 ,y i i no pcop1e on thiF< f'ide in regiwd to 1hc whisky f!muaolin" b t t t h tl h d d b t fl h ?i> '"''"' ,;:now; u a anv ra c w en lCY a covere a ou vc usmcss. tl : h' f h d f m1 e:; lC,\' rnnw m s1g o a camp on t e opposite s1 e o .. v.rihe opinion that he doe s, but that he doe s uot the :river. wish to become a party to any expose on account of making bad friend s with certain ones. He does not drink whisky, you know. "And the eolonel does?" 'Lots of it. The of him is enough to tell you that." that' s so. I wonder when we nre to be called out fir.;t?'' 'Probably this afti:rnoon." A number of boats were drawn up to the bank, and aR the two rode lei surely along they could see that they were pretty well loaded with boxe s ancl bales. "1'here they are!" exclaimed Deering. I thought so. They will rnn that stuff over to-nighi get it hauled down to the :Mis onri river and put on a flatboat inside of two day:'l, if they arc not prevented." "Is that the wa) they 'cli B'pose of the st uff?" but more gc ncrnlly the? have men ori thi.;;


---------YOUNG WILD WEST AND HIS DEADSHOT BAND. side to take charge of the goods and pay them their money. The stuff is scattered about and goes off in different direc tions, the mob't of it to the nearest railroad." Wild took a good look at the camp. As far as he could see there wa& not a white man in it. But there were lots of bundles and bales there The value of the contents of these might run up to thousands, and the amount of import duty the government would be cheated out of would be an enormous sum. Wild and the revenue man rode on past the point where the Chinamen were camped on the opposite shore. They had not proceeded more than a mile, though, when they saw a boat push off from the camp. 'l'wo Chinamen were in it, and that they were used to handling oars was quite evident, for they rowed like veterans. "Suppose we ride back and interview those fellows?" said our hero. "We might leam s omething when they land here." "It is not likely we will be able to l e arn a thing, but if you wish it we will go back," was the r e ply. "Of course they would not think of bringing any goods a duty is on over in the daylight. Anyhow, this is British soil we are on, and if they had ever so much we could not touch them." "Not till they crossed the boundary line back here." "Oh! of cour s e we would have a right to examine everything they have got in that case. I am an officer of the secret service, and you have be e n deputized the same, only you really have more powe1' than I have. You are author ized to shoot to kill in case you are resisted by the smug glers on American soil." "Well I hope there won't be any cause to s hoot to kill," an s wered Wild with a smile. "But I mus t say that I want to see a little e x cit e ment before I go back to the Black Hills. It is a good long jomney up here to the Canadian border, and if there isn't a few scrimmages to give my band of deadshots some exercise they will all be growing s tale and longing to get somewhere else wheil'e they will be able to chase a horse thief or tame a bad man or two." They now turned and tode leisurely toward the point the boat was heading for. The Chinamen must certainly have seen them coming, but they did not appear to 'be the least disturb e d and kept ri ght on rowing. Wild and Deering came ta a halt on the river bank just as the y landed. One of the Celestials, who appeared to 'be rather fat and ungainly, got out of the boat and starte{l as though he was going to walk to the settlement. 'rhe other remained in the boat in silence for a few sec onds and then, pushing off the boat, started back for the other side. "Hello, J" ohn!" said Wild, as he rode alongside the walk ing Chinaman. "How do you feel to-day?" "Pullee good, allee samee," was the quick reply. "You act as though you are tired." "Me no "Oh, you are not tired, then?" "No, me allee samee Melican man; me no tired." As our hero sized him up it occurred to him that the almond-eyed fellow had altogether too much clothing on for the weather. He began to suspect that he was smug.gling something that he had wrapped around his body. But he said nothing to Deering just then. "I'll let him go on till he gets over the line, and then I'll pounce on him," he thought The Chinaman continued on his way and Wild and the revenue man rode on, following the course of the river. The minute our hero reckoned that he had got over the line he tmned his horse and said to his companion: "Come on! I guess we had better see what that fello1\ has with him." "Has with him!" echoed Deering. "Why, he has noth ing, beyond something he might have in his pockets." "You don't know about that. Come on! Leave it to me to deal with him. Unle s s I am much mistaken he has some smuggled goods with him." Deering appeared to be surprised. "All right," he answered. "You can boss things; I ll do just as you say." '11he Chinaman had disappeared in a grove of hackma tack trees by this time, so it was easy to approach him without being seen by him. The two rode swiftly for the grove, and, reaching the edge of it, Wild halted and dismounted. Dee ring follow e d suit, wondering what it all meant. nfotioning him to come on, Wild hurried uoi s ele$sly through the growth of trees. He knew the Chinaman could not be very far di s tant, but he came upon him befol'e he expected to. In a little open space in the center of a dense thicket the Mongolian was disclosed in the act of taking off his clothing. Young Wild West nudged Deering as the revenue man looked upon the sight with wide-open eyes. When the loose-fitting outer garments were off the Chi naman began unwinding something from about his body. It was silk, and of the finest quality. CHAPTER V. THE FIRST ARREST IS MADE BY WILD. "What did I tell you?" said Wild, in a whisper to the revenue man. "I would not have thought it," was the reply, while De ering watched the Chinaman in amazement. "That silk must be worth a lot of money. Just see how careful h e is in rolling it up. He seems to be an expert at it. I'll bet that a person could nev<'r tell that it had been unwound


YOUNG WILD WEST AND HIS DEADSHOT BAND. 11 from the original roll. There's yards upon yards in it, "Blazee!" cried the Chinaman. too." "Neither! You are both wrong!" exclaimed Young "That's right. Well, just wait till he gets through and Wild West. "Just kindly hold up your hands, for you are then we will attend to his case. We are on our own side both under arrest." ... of the border, are we not?" He had drawn his re volver and held it as though he "Oh, yes." meant to shoot in case they did not obey him. The almond-eyed smuggler continued to unwincl the The white man held up his hands at once, but the Monsilk from about his body, forming it into a perfectly golian looked aronnd as though for an avenue of escape. ,....--smooth roll as he did so. He had just completed his task "If you start to run I will, send a bullet through your and had a roll of perhaps forty yards of the silk, when the yellow hide so quick that you won't know what struck sounds made by an approaching wagon came to the ears you!" said Wild, stepping forward and thrusting the rc-uf our two friends. volver under his nose. ".Ah!" exclaimed our hero. "He came here for the purpose of meeting someone I guess we will be able to haul someone else besides the Chinaman." "So it would seem," nodded Deering. They waited with no little interest, and presently they heard a voice call out: ''Whoa!" Then the Chinaman gave a satisfied nod and stepped through a break in the thicket with the roll of silk. He had no sooner disappeared from view when Wild crept forward to the spot where his clothing lay on the ground and quickly gathered the articles up. Then he stepped back softly to his old place. Deering smiled at this move. "You are going to play a joke before you get down to solid business, I see," he observed "Oh, it won't do any harni to have a little fun with the Chinaman," was the reply. "He will be very much mystified when he comes back and finds his clothes mi<>sing. He will probably call the other fellow to help him look for them, and just as they get pretty well puzzled we will step out and make prisoners of them." They had not long to wait. The next minute the Mongolian appeared through the bushes. He looked around in a surprised way when he could see nothing of his clothes. "Hello!" he exclaimed in his shrill, piping voice. "Chi naman's clothes gonee!" ''What's that?" came from the other side of the narrow strip of bushes. Then a man appeared before the gaze of Wild and Deering. The latter gave a start of surprise fellow," he said. "He is employed at the barracks by Colonel Denny." "Is that so?" "Yes. He drives the wagon .6ut to fetch in the game the men shoot." ''I see. He is interested in smugg1ing silks, too, it seems. Well, I guess we had better make ourselves known. Come on!" The next instant they stepped through the bushes be fore the teamster and the Chinaman. "'l'hunderation !" ejaculated the teamster. "Me goodee Chinaman," and up went his hands. "Yes, you are a very good one, I guess. You are a pretty sharp one, anyhow. Deering, just tie their hands, please. The Chinaman has no weapons' that I see, but you had better make an examination of him. They are riueer fellows, you know, and no one knows just where they have pockets." "He can't have very many pockets as he is now," re torted the revenue man. with a grin, "The clothes he has on wouldn't amount to much if they were rolled up in a bundle." "That is a fact. He doesn't look_ near as big as he

12 \'OUNG WILD WEST AKD HIS DEADSHOT BAND. "What i s the trouble?" h e demanded, a s s oon a s he c o uld recover himself "What have we here anyhow?" "Two pris oners, colon e l replied Wild. "We caught them red-handed. Deering, just m a k e t hem ge l out, and hurry the m a l i ttle .. The t eams ter, lookin g v e ry muc h alarmed, promptly got out of the wagon, followed a mom ent later by the China man. The colon e l turned EeY eral shades of color iu l ess t h a n a "Wha-what lrnYe the y go t y ou t i e d for Ri c k etts?'' he to a fight. The Chinamen engaged in this bus iness are a pretty tough lot, and they are not afraid of guns or kniYes. They are compo sed 0 about the mo s t villainous and r ec k les s lot, and the y se em to think it i s sort of an outrage for anyone to try and s top the m from fetching over t ht: smuggl e d g ood s I'll wager that the life of one of would not be worth t he snap of a fing e r if they once had a chance "Well, i f the y are s u c h a dange rou s l o i of ra:;c.:uls we.: will .-80011 take s om e of their badne ss out of the m a n s w ered our h e ro. "If they pers i s t in landing g ood s o n t hi s of the rive r io-ni ght they will find tha t the y have m ade a bi g mis take. But, Deerin g the r e i s on e thing that puzzl c mc. How i s it that the s oldi e r s don t make a n y arres t,;? .. The r e v enue man shrugged his shoulde r s "'l' h c y n ever s e e any smuggling bein g don e, it :;c e ru s,' h e ans wered "Oh! I se c.'' "And the mounted p olic.;c on ihe othe r s id e of tho r ive r v e r y s eldom se c a Chinama n around here.'' "The y ar(\ blind when the y want to b e, I s uppose ., Y es, bu t don t say anything. I have l earne d more to d a y than J e v e r s u s pected before .Ju s t take things easy un. But it had be e n ov e r a wee k since h e had t a s t e d a n y t hing strong, and the mor e he t hou ght about whi s k y the more h e felt that h e wanted s om e During hii:: sojourn at W es ton the Chinama n h a d 1 e a t n e d con id e rable o f the ways of the white ma'.n. He had learned to drink bad liquor and plaw draw poke r He nev e r did mu c h of .it whe n Youn!! Wil.:1 .,-,,d was i n u _... towu thou g h. Bui as our h e r o \la::; a\1a y on v ariou s t r ip s a b o u t the \\est more than half his time, ii will be s een that t h e C'r lcstial had a pretty good chanc e to do a s he plea se d. On e thing about him, h e a lway s attended to bnb ine::-" when hi s young bo ss was home Wing Wa. h wa s lis t ening pretty well Lo what wa s g<>ing on, ancl when he learned that the whole band wa s going away s ome little time after dark that night, be to hav e a good time while theJ were gone.


l:OUNG WILD WEST AND HIS DEADSHOT BAND. 13 That is, if he could strike 'Arry Hatwood. Bui Wing was not worrying over his not finding him. He felt that the fellow would surely be around some-where. He weut along in the even leuor of his way, apparently not paying attention to anything else than his duties about the quarters. -He got up a rousing good supper for the boys and rec-eived several compliments for it. All these he took graciously. Wing was a good cook, and he knew it. It was about eight o'clock when Young Wild West and his men mounted and rode off, accompanied by Deering. rrhe Chinaman watched them disappear, and then he began executing a Lew steps he had learned from a negro. bloy now!" he exclaimed. 'Me go outee and have some Ihm: me gittee whisky, allce samee Melican man." He whisked about in his preparalion;; to leave, putting on a clean go\rn and g iving his pig-lail an extra twist. 'rhen he stowed two empty flasks, a six-shooter .and a pack of playing card;; in his capacious pockets which, by the way, could never be seen. Wing had plenty of money, so when he sallied forth into the only street lhat the town hoastcd of be 11-n$ all fixed for some sport. C'hance led the Chinaman in the direction of the hut occupied by the two humeri; who had shot the soldier that morning. There was a bright light. in the place and t.hc sound>< of revehy could be heard from within. Now Wing was perfPdly aware that whisk.v makes loud _talk and singing. When he heard t.he sound:; he at once concluued that those inside the f'hanty had been drinking whisky. He concluded to rnn the risk of knocking al the door and asking whoe,er might answer t.o direct him to where he could get some whisky. So he boldly stepped up and knocked. When he got inside the shanty he saw the Cockney ana. the other hunter at the table, which was in the center:.of the room, playing cards. A smile that was child-like and bland came over the Chinamau P. face when he saw that there was monc;Y stacked up in various piles on the table. "Bully bloy!" he exclaimed. "Me play pokee, allcc samee Melican man. Then the three inmates of the shanty looked at eac h other and grinned. "Say! you're a bloomink young duck that's what you are," said A rry Hatwood, rising and putting out his hand. ''Blow me hey es if Hi ain't glad to see you!" 'Mc, too, allec samee," grinned Wing. Then he took a seat near the table. "He wants to buy some whisky, Harry," remarked the man who had opened the door. "I guess il's all right. He's one of ther deadshot band what'& come here to put clown sm u gglin' "Mc cookee for Young Wild WesL';; dleadshlot bland;' corrected Wing, turning to the speaker. "Good eno ugh! "'Ave you got any money:-'' queried the Cockney. "Pully good !" answered the Chinaman, flashing a five-dollar gold1Jiece in his hand so quickly that none of them saw where it came from. 'Hi fancy you arc hall right," and, going to the comer. the whi8ky peddler lifted a board and fished out a big jug. Wing Wah got out his two flasks in double-quick tiriw. :How muchce ? .. he holding them up. 'Two tlollars, bcin' you.'' ."Allee right." Wing touched the fold:; of his gown in some manner and then held out hi;; hand with a two-dollar bill in it. Jt \1-as a quick change, :ind the twQ hunters looked at I . t I .11m Ul amazemcn . Neither of them could understand how he had disposed of the golqpiec:c so quickly and produced the bill in itf; ;,tead. ''Who's thar?" came a voice from within: The Cockney, huw<'H'T. did uoi l:!eem !o be much puzzled "Me, allec smnee Young Wild West's cook,'' answered about it. \\"ing. "'Anged if hit afo't a hloomink 0binaman!'. exclaimed somebody, who Wing instanlly rewgnized a::: being the Yery man he was looking for. The door was promptly opencd by one of the hunters. o Yf'" :re-young Wild Wesfs Chinee, are you?" he CJ"G-J lOlled. "Yes, me Wing Wah. so be." 'Well, what do you want?" "Some whisky. alle samee !\lelican man." "Oh! you no, does yer? Step l'ight inside. I reckon you're all righi..'' Wing did not heP.itate to go in. Ho had s-ucb faith in hi young boss that l)e knew no one would dare to hurt him without /:?Otting punished severely for it. He simply got hold of the bi 11, and then he very quick ly filled the wbich just filled the bill, oo far as \\'a11 concerned. Wing Hff} coolly took a pull at one of the flasks ,and then handed il to the man wbo had retained his seat 'at the table. He good-naturedly took a drink and theu it was passed to the other hunter. 'T'he Cockney did not object when h e was offered it, and when he handed it back to the Chinaman there. was scarceJ:v a drop in it. But Wing had made a F.avora. ble impression on the., 111ep and that was all that he was looking :for. He moved his chair up' to the table and look a : look at the hand the Cockney had lojd down in order to w?it 1 him. ; .. !Jt ,.


... r YOUNG WILD "'TEST AND HIS DEADSHOT BAND. "Do you want to take a hand at poker?" asked the man J The cards had their hold upon him now and the whisky at the table. 'j 1rent good with them. "Yes, me takee handee. What namee? Me like e gittee There was not a thought of the future in i.hc China'quainted fiirst." man's head. "Oh! you want to know ther fellers you play poker with, His mania or gambling and whisky had got the best does yer? Well, I reckon that's air enough. My name i s 0 him. Bill Palmer an' this is my parcl, Jack Spots. Th er other One thing the Chinaman liacl taken notice 0 1ras that is Harry Atwood, who lives over on ther other side of the the cards they were playing with hacl back s exactly likr river in a place oallad Plunk7 t." t ho se he had in his pocket. Wing Wal;i. got up to first one and then the He hacl been watching the man called Bill and had seen other. him three cards up one of his s leeves. He was very polite, the men thought. And at i.he sa me time h e saw the Cockney put three OF rrl1e fellow called Bill got out a whisky bottle and they four car d s on the chair he was sitting upon. had another drink all around. There was probably a hundred dollars, or a trifle mbrl'. Then Jake and the Englisl1man took seats at the table. on the table, and this was pretty high stakes for Wing to "W c'll start in anew an' throw clown th er cards we held play with. when we was disturbed in ther deck," said Bill. "Hall right/' nodded 'Any. Jake diq not object, the cards were s huffled and they cut for cleal. Wing w ah had learnGd considerable about the game, anCl it runst b e said that he knew something a bout cheattoo. I ,,, He did not propose to lose anything \rhile he was out that night; he s imply wanted to ha\c a night off and enjoy himself without it costing 4i111 anything. He affected to be very s imple and ignorant about the points of the g ame, and thethree men, who thought 't hey \\;'Bre'imagined they were going to have an easy time of it. ,, \ The game began with a rather smffll.ante a,I).i;l Wing Wah got very much interest ed. ;._ .. It was what \Vas called a jack-pot, too, which that no player could open it and begin betting unless he had a pair 0 jacks or better.

YOUNG \VI.LD WEST A_ D HlS DEADSHOT BAND. 15 Hut when the Chinaman kept smiling and raising it la roundabout way till they came to a point above c amp every time Bill began to get just a trifle uneasy. that was on the opposite side of the river. And as 'Arry Hatwood stuck at it with c1qggec1 deter-The revenue man hac1 an idea that it would be best to mination, and Jake filled in every time it came around, make it appear that they oame from a different direction quite a pile oi' money began to accumulate. than Juniper Falls when they showed up to the smugglers .But all things must have an end He was quite confident that they would try to get the Finally the Cockney hauled in his horns a trifle and goods they had in camp across the river that night. ealled it. And he also knew that there were so many of them that It was Wing's bet, and when the others had put in their they depended on making a resistance in case they were money he laid dowu his lmnd in plain view of them all stopped e if it h;1t1 not been. that he was 'y ild W esfs cook. /1'l;!,, ,,. '(/ The men had con s iderable respect for Yoi:iig Wild West, ;111d that \l'/lS why they concluded to let Winif. Wah go with hi' winnings. .... When he '\'.OS once oulside he headed in as a line he could walk for the. q1larters of the Deaq$hpt Bancl. there .au rig}lt.,m .'d then tumbled into his bunk witl).. hi$ clothes on. The Ohinaman had certainly had an evening:s spree OHAPTER VII. THE FIGIJ'l' WITIT THE SA1:UOG1,ERS AND WHAT FOLLOWED. the colonel. But Wild had agreed to assist in putting down the smug glers, and he was not going to quit because there were some traitors in the camp. He led his brave band on and presently they reached a point where he thought it was proper to head for the river. He gave the word _and then pulled his horse around. Soon they were on Canadian soi l. But when they got to the river all on .. the opposite side was in darkness. ./,.,, "They are either very quiet or else they moved down the river to the dividing line/ i;;aid Decrin g'. "We will go and see if they have moved down," answered Wild, who had an idea that thq had clone so. It struck him that they s11ould hav e followed the river bank in coming there instead o.f going in the roundabout way. Wild had become pretty well acquainted with the marks that denoted the border that afternoon, and as they rode along the bank of the river he could see the hill that marked lhe point where the river split the line. And just as he saw this he heard the splashing of oars. "'l'he smugglers are cr?ssing the river!" he. exclaimed. "If we hmry a little we will be in tii:ne to nip them just as they land, boys!" Away they went on a swift gallop. But unfortunately there was a little creek just ahead,. whicb .could not be crossed owing to the treacherous mud flt the bottom. i Th' were forced to ride otr the right till it got so ,., narrow that t h e horses could oyer it. Wilcl on his handsome s9rrcl 1ed the way. After him they came two and; tb.ree at a time. It was just a little after eight o'clock in the evening FiYe minutes later they a point where it was "hen Young Wild West and bis Deadshot Band left the plain sailing straight for river bank. headquarters and went onl to watch the Chine:i smugAs they rounded a bm1ch of trees and came in sight of p:lers. 'zl the water just ahead of them an tmexpected thing hap'l'he moon was up and it was a rather pleasanl'I'.hight. pened. .\t the suggestion oi' Deeting they were to in 1 Four or five rjfie shots rartg 'out from a boat that


1 6 \VILD \VEST AND HIS DEADSHOT BAND. well out in the stream and the bullets whistled about their tied bhind their backs and the merchandise that had been heads like a swarm of bees .. They have opened the game, have they?" cried Young Wil d West. "Well, that means that there is going to be a fight, I guess. Steady, boys!" Straight ahea' a peculiar spln8hi11g noise n( th" "tern of "I guess that will do for to-night." he said. "Dismount, boat. c i:;ome of you, and get these bales and back into the Insta11tiy he drew in hi;; oars and stepped to tlitJ boat. We have made a rretty good haul, 1 think. for the The next instant hr saw a human form rapfi:rst try at the game." idly for the s11ore. "I reckon we ha \ C ... retorted Cheyenrn Charlie. a,; he Thr swirnrr1er was heading for lhe Canadian side. too, sprang lightly from thL1 saddle. "Git up, you yallerwhichwas not more than a dozen yards distant. skinnecl heathen! I 1'11 tie you up a bit." I At first Wild thought that one of the captives had He gave the Chinaman on the ground a smart kick and caped. but a glance sho1Yed him that such was not the forced him up as though he had been set upon springs. I case . Jim Dart and LiYelY Tfo.k also di8monnterl. 'I'hey were l.l'ing in thr bottom of tht:' boat in lwlplt''" hi n rrry frw minufr.: thr t1ro smu7p;leri' hnd theiT hand;;. condition.


YOUNG WILD WEST AND HIS DJL\DSHOT BAND. Just then the boat came to a stop a sudden jerk 'l'hf' wagon was now in motion, and by the jolting the that threw our hero off his feet. boys knew it was going along at a pretty stiff pace. Down upon the Uhinamen iu the bottoin of the boat he Where they were being taken to they had no idea, but 11 ent wHh a crash. they knew they were on the Canadian side of the river and 1'hen the little craft began to move stern-foremost for that the Deadshot Band would follow them to the la st the shore. ditch. ,Jim had lost balance, too, and as he titrove to catch The wagon must have proceeded along for a mile or two himseli and keep from falling he let the oars go overboard. directly inland before it came to a stop. What's the matter, Wild?" he called out. And the instant it did stop the muffied forms in the bot"\Ve'v e been tricked," came the reply, as our hero quick tom of it were pulled out. ly scrambled to a sitting posture. As they had been securely bound at the start, they were Crack! utterly helpless. He caught a glimpse of the head and shou ldeTs of the As though they had been nothing more than a couple of not far away and let him have a bullet. of potatoes, they were dragged over the ground ior a. The bullet hit the mark and the head went down almost few feet and then the sack happened to s lip so Wild could instantly. look ont from a hole that was in it. But that di(l not the boat from moving. a.-Wild ln lhat brief glance he saw that he was being taken into "npposed it would. a log house that was white-washed and of a very neat apThcre was a quick jerk and it moved faster than ever. pearance .. Wild, Wild, what does it all mean?'' That was all. for it was as dark as the grave inside, and Steady, Jim,! llil ve rour H hoo ler ready for the first when he \\'HF allo11cd to drop to the floor he could do noth1 iY ing thing you see.'i ing bu L listen. Thal was all the reply Dart got time. Young Wild We1en heard very far. as they were well smothered with ,acks and blanket" anr1 11 ere breathing with no littl e diffi1:ulty. C'HAPTER VIII. S.AVED BY A WOMAN. i t Wild and Jim: were scarcely dropped npon the floor 0 the cabin than they heard someone begin to fumble with a lock right near them. ''l can't see." they heard a voice say. "Strike a light jest for a minute." 'No strikee lightee!"' exclaimed a voice which was unmistakably Chinese. "If strikee lighte mebbe Melicnn mans come and see. No strikee li ghtee; open door to el'l lar and hurry upee!'' 'rhere was some more fumbling and not a few impatient remarks, and then the trapdoor the man was fooling with was opened. 'l'wo or thee pairs of hands srized the helpless forms of lhe two boys and they were dragged into a cellar in short order. : \ smell of whisky penaded the place, and the iustan t he recognized this fact Wild camp to the concl n sion that thiF must be the place where Hatwood got hiR whiRky that he sold to the soldiers and others on the other side of the river. In spite of his position. \\'ilcl began to grow in terested. He had been anxi0u8 to sol\ e the whisky problem, any how, and now here wa. a chance-providing, of course. that he escaped with hii,; life. But he had been in many worsl' ::;crapes than this and had got out of them all 1ight.


JS YOL .>:U \\'JLD \\'ES'J' .c\ N D HIS DEADSHOT 13.AND. L'hat i s the way he figur e d it. The bo ys were tosse d not very gently on a pile of straw ;t nd then t h e sacks w ere removed from their heads at t h e s ome intitant a light was struck. The n Wik! and Jim sa\1 a roughly-dresse d man apply ing a match to a lantern. Near him stood two Ohina 1pen, plainly the o nes who had ussi s t e d in bringing the boy s in the house from the wpgqn. Wild thought it about tim e he had som ething to say now so, directing his gaze up on t he rn:rn with the l antern, he remarked : W ell, what did y ou bring u s f e llow s h e r e f011 ?' "Ehl" exclaimed the man, showing co n siderable surpris e at the coo} way ht! ispoke. "What did y ou bring u e for? 'rhat i s .what said. "Melican bloy shuttee npl" cried one of the Uhinamen, and he kicked Wild in the ribs to emphasize hi s remark. "All right, you ycll01rskinne d rascal! wa s the reply. "Whe n I gel free I will remember yo u. I'll make yo u wish that 'OU n ever kic.kecl me, Pll bet a quarte r to a fiv e-dollar go ld pi ece [ '11 know yo u by that scar o n t h o l eft of your no se, had better lo o k out for me! 'l'he Chinamall' raiclecl his foot to administer anoiher kick to him, but nt that moment the fom1 of a female bounded forward. ' "No you don t you r ;gly heathen f I ain't gain' to allow ther bo y to be kicked b y t her likes of you! G i t out of here, ther pair of 1 It was an elderl y 11oman who had interfered . face was ;mything. b eautiful and h e r frame n s large and as pow erful as that of a man. But she plainly s how e d that there was something in h e r above the common brute. The Mon golians looked at her as though they w ould like resent h e r word s, but s h e quickly whipped out a big six-shooter from the folds of h e r and held it out menacingly. "I'm bo ss h ere !" she' crie<]. "Git a riove on yerl" "No wantee g o up; mans catchec us,". s aid one of them, shrugging his shoulde rs. "Git on up there an' ntn your chances!'' "Go on, Hop an' Sam!" spoke up the man with the lantern. "You hev got ter do as she s ays The Chinamen longer hesitated. Had it been a man with a r evo lver ins t ead of a woma"Q they might have tried to argue the question furthe r but as i t wa s, they felt that they had nothingto do but to obey. So up the narrow, Btraight steps they \l'ent, closing the trapdoor after them. 'Now then, Dan Ric k etts," said the woman, turning to the man, w h o ev i,l ently wa::; h e r husband, what in thunder c1id you bring these two boys here for?" "\Ve had to bring 'em somewheres, didn't we?" was the reply. "No! Yon could ha ve let 'em go after yo u got ho1d of ther s tuff. But now since you've brung 'em h ere, w hat are we goin' to do with 'em?" "There's only on e thiiig to do with 'em,'' was the an-swer 'You mean kill 'em?" "What else kin w e do with 'em?" W e ll, I don t know. But it seem" to me that they are too young n u good l ook in 1-o di e 'Ps ha"! What do yo11 ca re about goo d look s rrhey was interferm' ith thc r Chinamen in gittin' ther s tuff ac ro ss the r rirer, wasn' t they?" "You sai d they 1ras. ' W eH. O rny An' H011 b eca use you think they're goocl-lookin young fol1e r s th ey hacln't o u ght t o be put out of ther vrny, s o's can't tell on u s "Dan Ricketts, if you wa s a s goo d lookin a s eithe r one of 'em l: might have rea son to fee l proud of yer. Why, you ain't half as hands ome a s your brother 0 1 er i n Juniper F a ll s ' "An' you ain't as goo d l ookin' a s tlie r old .blac k an' white cow w e \ c got out in th er pen! D an Ricketts, 1 '11 l ia v r yon UJ.1c1erstand that I was ca ll ed a hands ome gal in my day." ''Bnt vcr got bnm: l y over it, didn't yer?" Y es an' from t11cr rrnrnin of you when yo u had thcr smallpox, that's h o1r J got hrnv e l y o v e r it. I took t her an' i t left m e with an n g ly face, 'cause you wouldn't raitie a hand t o kee p m e from sc ratchin' myself. "N(ver 111i11d about that n ow, M eg " Oh ye s You kiu s ay n e ver mind t hat now. .But J w ant y ou to understand that though I may be a bit ugh lo oki n', J'ye go t a heart l e ft. rl'hese two boys ain't goin' \!) be killed." _/ "But, Meg." "No buts about it. They're goin' to be ,et free right n ow, i f t h ey' ll promise m e that they won't come hnck lwrC' an bother us." S h e brought her foot down 1 el1cmently to shmY ihnt s lw meant business. "S'pose 1.hey do you thot they \\'O:U come back h e re, no r send a n yone e l se h ere 1.o bother uo, would you b elien t h ey 1rould kee p their words?" I Of course I would. I \1o nld b c lieYe eith er one of them. I kin read a fa ce putty woll v ; h en 1 see s i t. 'rhem bo}':; ain't common villain like yo u an' your brot her acro;:;s th er river ras brought up. \Vh y I Do y ou s' po se either of 'em would d ece ive all them what's b ee n goo d work with that scoundre l o[ a Colonel Denny to l'Ob hi s own government,. lik e your brother's bei;n doin' for ther la s t year or two? 1 guess not "Sh e t up, Meg! You've said too much. 'rhem boy s ca n t git away from h ere a liw, M' that settl e s it! "Look out, Da.n Rid:et1.e! Don't ril e m e too much. I f y ou do ther old grudge wi)l b e opt to come up, au then--" All right! A ll rig-fit! ancl the man 1Valkec.1 a way.


YOUNG WILD WEST AND HIS DEADSHO'r BAND. 19 ---The old woman promptly drew a knife and stepped over io kill us. If you do, you will uever make anolher drop to where Wild and Jim lay. o:f moonshine "You've heard all what's been said, I s'pose, ain't you?" "That's thcr way to talk to him!" exclaimed :Meg. "i\011", "Yes," answered Wild boys, come on upstairs." "Will you promise not to interfere with our place in any She led the way and Jim came next, Wild bringing up way, then?" the rear. "Yes." It was dark above, but the light from the lantern below "How about you?" just rnaile s ufficient light for Jim to see the forms of the "I promi se," said Jim. two Chinamen as he stepped on the floor of the cabin. "There's all ways of makin' a livin', you kD,ow," she 'l'hey were toward open trapdoor, each with resumed. "We have our way, which is the makin' an' an ugly-looking knife in his hand. 5l'llin' of whisky. That's all there is to it, s d you won't "Stop right where you are!" he cried, leYeling his rca word that will do us harm, will you?" volver at the foremost one. "Nol" an wcrerl the boyR, and they meant what they Instead of obeying the command, the Mongolian made too. a leap to plunge the knife into the breast of the boy. "I know you won't. I kin tell an honest face. even if it Crack! iB in theT candlelight. Them!" and she quickly cut their The aim of Dart was true. with ihe kniic s he held in her hand. Down went the would-be assassin like a log. Wild and Dart lost no time in getting on their feet. The other villain drew a pistol and fired just as Wild "Thank you!" they both said al the sa me time. stepped on the floor. 'l'hey were much relieved, for ai one time their case had The bullet hit the old woman in the arm and s he uttered looked to be a desperate one. a soream of pain. The woman s husband stood holding the lantern, a s ulGrack! Jen e.xpres.sio:n on his conntcnancc. It was Wild who iircd this time, and then, instead oi way are yer goin' to let 'em out? he asked one, there were two dead Chinamen in !he cabin. ('. 'l"her sam:e way they was brought in," she answered. "Good! Good!" screamed the old woman. "It serves "Good enough!" and a plea sed exprcs ion came over his them right." face. The "ords were scarcely out of her mouth \Vhen the "I h.-now what you're thinkin' about," s h e sa id with a door of the cabin came crashing in as though it had been laugh. hit by a locomotive. "Yer knm.what J'm thinkin' about? \Yhat does yer "Whoopee!" shouted the voice of Cheyenne Charlie. mean, Meg?" --"You arc tlunkin' that if I let 'e m out of ther front door of ther hnt ther two Chinese fellers will soon put ther fin i:il1 to 'em, don't yer?" "Never mind what I was thinkin' about. Go on an' have your own way about ther whole thing." .. .'I'm goin' to, or there'll be a wind-up of business atween me an' you." .ds she said this she walked the sta irway and to the floor. Wh e n she arose she had the taken from Wild and Jim. .. l.t "Here!" she exclaimed. ther Chinese fellers won't be able to git much ther best of yer." The face of Dan Ricketts fell when he saw the weapons hrcii'd in the hands of the boys. The next instant a cloud of anger came over it. "I'll fix you, hussy!" he cried. "If we are raided here I'll kill you, j est as sure as my name are Dan Rick. "See h ere s poke up Young Wild West, facing the irate villain. 'CW e promised that we would say nothing about yonr place or w1iat kind of business you are in. We mean to keep our word t-0 the very letter. But I want to tell you one thing, and that is that don't you run across us and try Young Wild WeEt's Deadshot Band had arrived. "Easy, boys!" called out Wild. "It is all right. We are here and not hurt a particle.'' "Hooray!" cried Jack Robedee, and then a cheer went up that made the rafters of the cabin fairly tremble. "Go down in the cellar and close the trap," whisper l'd our hero to the old woman, who was now trembling like a leaf. "Neither you nor yom husband or your property s hall be touched. Do .as I say!" Meg did not hesitate a sec ond. Like a shadow s he went down the narrow s teps, closin;r the door gently after her. Then Wild and Jim went outside. The Deadshots had dismounted, and when t.lwy 8a\r them safe and s ound they picked them up bodily and b e gan carrying them around on their shoulders. The majority of them were for going into the cabin. but Wild stopped them. "There is nothing to l,Je found inside but two dead Chinamen," he said. "They brought us here in a wagon after they got hold of us in the boat, and we managed to get the best of them. We shot them in short "Good enough!" "Pretty work!" The men were delighted, and they asked for no further explanation. s: .. .


2 0 .. YOUNG WILD WEST AND HIS DEADSHOT BAND. As both the boys' hor s e s were there, they mounted them in short order. "I gue ss we had better get back to the United States a s rnon as possible/' ob s erved Young Wild West. ,Just then the shrill cry of a f e mal e in di s tres s rang out from the wood s near at hand. CHAPTER IX. WHAT C OJ ONBL D ENNY WA S U P TO. We must now g o bac k to t he time, wh e n the c olonel's teams t e r w as placed in t h e guardhouse with the Chinaman.' The t e am ster w as and moro se a nd t h e Chinama n was badl y fri g h te n e d. We no gittec out? ' said the latte r questioning ly whe n they wer e a l o n e "If we don t I g u ess the r e will b e s om ething funny h a p p e n around h e r e befo1 'e long," was the r eply. 'Colon e l D enny don' t riar e t o keep m e h e r e An l d o n't b e li eve h e ga re s to ke e p you h e r e eithe r. H e's a s muc h in t h e mud a s I'm' in mire. a n _vou-w ell, y ou r e n othin' but a Chiiiee sniuggler, an' it ain't likel y word would g o Y e ry far. No h eathe n 's word will go fa r y ou know.'' "So b e," r etorte d the y ello w -skinne d smugg l e r. nod ding; though h e did n ot qu ito unde rstand wh a t hi s c om. panion wa s dri ving a t The w ldi e r who had been in the muss when Y o nn g v\i iitl vV est hi s fri ends fir s t rod e into town was a prisone r in the giiard llot \e,e; t o o He had ::ob cre d up c on side r a bl e he h a d had with 'Any Hai wood t h e C o ckney,. 11i;id was a nxi o ur: to t',:' g et out o f th e fl.Crape he wa s in. / He knew h e had no right to arrest t C ockn e y at t h e t ime and wh e n h e t h o u ght hou hi s co: p anio n had los t his life fron1 h e was d oing a nything t hink -. 'I>'' mg. "What are yo u fe llow s in h e r e for?''. h e a :;ke d walking over to the two m e n who h a d be e n c,aught smugg lin g go ods from the Canadian side. "That'$ what I c all n o n e of your 0tnl s in ess r etorted Ric ketts. Oh! you ne edn't b e s o saucy about it. l don t know a s I care to know anyway. '.'Well. what did y ou a s k fur, t h e n ?" .. --r The s oldier walked away . :,, He wa s s ob e r a nd h e did not car e t o g e f { n an argument there in that pla ce Ricketts and the Chinama n sat down aJJ: d thein n o one s poke a word for t h e n ext half hour. Then a mes8enger cam e tq t h e bars that divided t h e place off from t h e stor eYoom o f t h e b arrac k $ with a note for Ricketts. The t eams ter, t ook i t jus t a s h e had e xpE)cted to rnce ive i t, and .wh e n h e h a d torn {'i o pen i:ead ithe followin: "As soon as Young Wild West and his band starts out to-night will see to it that you and the Chinaman are set fre e Be patient and take things cool. "COL. DENNY.'' "Thal sound s a little m o r e lik e it,'' s aid the t eamster when he had explaine d the contents of the note to h i R companion. W e are a ll right to ge t out now. The r c ol o nel is goin to wai t till thcr youn g f eller what collare d goe s away with his gang to-night, and t h e n w e gits set free. W ell., I re c kon w e kin wait .till that time we?' "Pully good s o b e,"' ans w e r e d the Chinaman, grinning in a d e li ghte d way. The m a n who had been loc k e d up for his p erforma rn:e with the Cockn e y and be c au se his companion had be e n shot by the hunter, li s t e n e d to wha t t h e team ster wa s t elling t h e Chinaman . Whe n he had g l e an e d the fa c t s of the ca se h e made u p hi s mind that h e was g oing to get out, too. H the r c ol o n e l i s g oin' to se l the m f ellers free, I g ue:,,; h e'll. se t m e free, too,"' h e mused. "He ain' t go t no right to set th e m out of h e r e 'cause what's he go t to do wi t h 'c m whe n they' r e h e r e for s mugglin ? I'll either git out or s o m e on e will kno w som ething afore many hours The n h e s ehlccl down and t ook a nap It wa s quite a lon g wait but all rhrce of the made the b es t of it. i: \ ftc r what see med to b e a l o n g time afte r their s up pe r \ra& brought to the m a blu e c oat e d gua rd came up an

YOUNG WILD WEST AND HIS DEADSHOT BAND "Who goes there?" asked a low voice. It was unquestionably Colonel Denny who was the chall enger. Ricketts recognized him instantly. 'It's me-Ricketts." he answered in a hoa,ri;c whisper. 'fhen the man, who wore a long cloak lo conceal the -hape of his form, quickly advanced. "Ricketts," said he, "you arc not to tell who set you free, no matter what happens, do you understand?" 'Yes, 1 understand, colonel." "All right, lhen. Here's some money for you. lf I was \ou I wouldn't come across from the Canadian si de again very soon, es pecially while Young Wild West and his Deadshot Band is around here. You can't tell what might happen to you if you get caught again." "I won't come back. I'm goin' right lo my brother's whisky still an' slay there." "Good! I will be over there lo see you before long. I expect to meet my future wife there almost any time now. I don't know just what time s he will b e brought there, but 1 paid considerable money to a couple of my men to bring her over from Hastings." "It's ther gal what was here in town last summer for a few weeks before your da'llghter died, ain't it?" 'Yes, that's the girl." ''l thought she wouldn't have anything to do with you, (olonel." "She wouldn't. You see-I may as well tell you-she i. coming to your brother's whi s ky still against her will. I 11m going to happen along and make out that I rescue her. Then she will hardly refuse to marry me, I guess." 'Y 011've got a great head on you, colonel." confess that I think I have. I have made lots of money s in ce I have been stationed up here on the border, and I am willing to spend a good part of it to get that girl to marry me." '"Every one to his taste, colone l but 1 never seen any good come of it when a feller gits in love all'.goes to meddlin' with a gal what don't like him. " Well, I don't think she ,exactly hates:i;e-." "1faybe n.ot but when I seen her from you that night last summer an' run for ther hQU I made up \ my mind that s h e didn't like you very much.'" ''Pshaw! Hhe has forgotten all about that befor e this. l:1ere I am a good-looking widower with a commission in the army-what bettercould she want than me' for a hus band? kuow, s ir, I'm s ure. Let me see, her name was :\finnie Faulkner, wasn't it?" "Yes, that is her name. Jove, Ricketts, you have a great memory.' "Yes, I rrues;:: 1 have. I could tell an awful lot if I wanted to, conldn't I?" The rascally colonel shrugged liis s houlders ''No doubt you could, Ricketts; no doubt you could. But it wouldn't do for you to ao it-it wonlcln't pay you to do it. "No, it wouldn't pay me unless--" "Unless what, Ricketts?" "Oh, nonsense! Let it go at that. He re I've got to live on British soil alter this. That's bad enough, ain't it?" "Well, not so bad. I sec you are to go, so go on. r11 see you in a day or two-just as soon as I hear that Minnie Faulkner has arrived at the still." "Good-night, Colonel Denny." "Good-night, Hicketts." ' "Goodee night, so be!" spoke up the Chinaman. Then the two got into the boat and pushed off, the army officer who was playing such a deep game in villainy stalking off in the direction of his quarters. The two rascals soen reached the other side of the river. Once there they tied the boat where its owner could j easily find it, and then headed for the town of Plunket, which 'rns a mile above Juniper Falls on the Ca nadian side. Plunket was quite u town, it having a population of per haps five or six hundred. Ricketts did intend lo make straight for his still when he first s tarted. but he changed his mind when crossing the river. He was without weapons of any sort, and as he had money with him, h e thought it 'roulcl be a good idea to fit himself out. Then if he should happen to nm acros the daring young fellow who had arrested him he would make short work of him-that iR, if he ;:hould happen to be on the Canadian side. The two soon got to the town and up with a re volver and a knife apiece. Then they thought they needed i:;omcthing to ddnk. It took them much longer lo get what they wanted in that line than it did in the other. So in all nearly two bonr s harl elapsed whe11 they ap proached the whi s ky still of Dan Ricketts. '17hey got there juf'L a s Young Wild West and ,Jim Dart were ascending the s t e p s from the cellar with the \romnn w-ho had set .them at liberty. But they did not go around to the front of the cabin. 'rhere was another way to get in the stiil, which as in a big natural can>. What seemed to ht! a goo

'. YOUNG WILD WEST AND HIS DEADSHOT BAND. This frightened them more than ever, but as the sounds stopped almost immediately they began to feel easier. But just then they heard whispered voices outside. Ricketts' bravery left him then. He began to tremble like a leaf, while the Chinaman, who had lost his nerve almost at the sound of the revolver shots, began to mutter incoherently. Ricketts was not a brave man, anyhow. Cruel in the exheme when be bad things his own way, but a miserable coward when things went against him "Never mind prayin' to any of your stone images," whispered Ricketts, trying hard to be brave. "Jest git your shooter ready fur business." "l'iie, me--" stammered the Celestial. IIw teeth b egan to chatter so the sounds could plainly be heard. 'Stop thai.!" cautioned Ricketts. excitedly "Stop it, or ther fust thing you know you'll have a whole gang on us. Stop it, I say! Can't you--" Ile did not finish the sentence, for at that very instant the shrill scream of a female rang out so near him that he involuntarily spntng to bis eet. The next minute two men came in the cowshed, drag ging a st ruggling form with them. "Keep still, or 1'11 be tempted ter throttle yer!" cried a hoarae voice. "Confound this gal kidnappin' business, anyhow!" Ricketts breathed a sigh o.1' relief. He recognized the Yoice as belonging to one of the colo nel's trusted men. He realized what had happened. The two men had arrived with the girl Colonel Denny hoped to make his wife. CHAPTER X. THINGS GROW INTERESTING. Young Wild West no sooner beard the cry of distress than he urged his horse in the direction of the strip of woods. Jim Dart and Cheyenne Charlie started after him in a twinkling, and then came the whole crowd of Deadshots. As the cry was not repeated, Wild could not exactly lo cate the spot, but he made straight for a str ip of woods that could be plainly seen in the moonlight. And in doing this he passed the cowshed unnoticed. As he reined in his horse and found it as still as the grave there he made up his mind that he had come to the wrong place. Consequently, there was only one thing left to do, and that was to find the proper place. That a woman or girl had shouted for help all hands were certain of. "TI.iis way, boys!" called out Wild, and then headed along the edge of the woods. In less than two seconds the cowshed loomed up before him. "Be careful now, and search every spot," he observed, as he dismounted. Revolver in hand, he hmried about, looking for the per son who had utte1-ed the cry But search as he might, he could not find the least sig n of any person in the vicinity. And so it was with the rest of them They went under the shed, but could find nothing but a cow that was placidly chewing heT cud there "It must have been ther cow what made ther nois e ," suggested Lively Rick. "Nonsense!" answered our hero. "It was a woman. I am just as certain of it as I am that I am here." "And so am I," added Jim. "Well, if it was a woman, where is she now?'' asked Cheyenne Charlie. Wild was doing a whole lot of thinking It occurred to him all at once that it must have been Meg who had uttered the cry It was more than probable that there "Was an outside en trance to the cellar, and she could have easily got out there time enough to utter the cry. But if it had been her she was in the clritch of romeone aL the time; the tone of voice indicated that p ain enough. And that being the Jase, Young Wild West felt that he had ought t.o render her assistance in r<'!h{ru for what she had done for him and Jim. -But where was she? That was the question that puzzled him. "Jim," said he, "have you an':-]oys," he said, after a rather lengthy pause. This was satisfactory to everyone but Cheyenne Charlie. The scout had noticed Wild and Jim whispering, and h.e was of the opinion that they knew more about the cry for help than they cared to let the others know just then. But Charlie was not the one to say anything. He would wait till Wild him about it, though was rather anxious to know what it all meant.


YOUNU WILD WBSrl' AND HIS DEADSHOT 23 Wild. led the way baok to the river. Charlie showed him the place where they had crossed it, and then the horses were put to the water. They swam over in a very short time. Our hero had concluded to come back to the whisky still before morning, though. He felt that he would like to find out just how it was located and how the Englishman, 'Arry Hatwood, got the stuff across the river. And then he wanted to find out what had happened to :;:the old woman, if it was her they had heard utter the cry When the Deadshot Band got across the river they were less than a mile from Juniper Falls. That made them get back in short ordeT Deering was elated at what had happened. He knew the Chinese smugglers would not be apt to bring any more goods over that night. But at the suggestion of our hero be had four men posted along the river half a mile apart. As soon as they saw anything suspicious they were to ride for the barracks and let the Deadshot Band know of it. They mounted their horses again. and set out. "I want a boat,'' said Wild to Deering, as they neared the river where the smugglers were reported as being. "I don't think there is any down this way," was the reply. "Well, we will get one, anyhow. If we can't do any better we will take one of the smugglers' boats. They hauled Jim and I ashore in a hurry to-night, so we may be able to give them a taste of it. You follows go on and attend to the Chinamen; I guess we will stop here and leave our horses." Deering and the rest of the Deadshot Band went on without another question. Wild looked around till he found a good place to tie the horses. He soon did right near the barik of the river ip a clump of trees. Wlien this was done the three began going along the. bank on the lookout for a boat. 'rhey kept well in the shadows so they could not be seen from the river. Five minutes later they a boat. Young Wild West was more interested in the whisky It was pushing off from the opposite shore, and there still than anything else just now. were two men in it. He decided to go back there and Jim Dart and "I reckon if them fellers come over here we'll have a Cheyenne Charlie with him. I boat," obse rved Cheyenne Charlie. He reached this conclusion just as they came in sight of "Sure we will!" exclaimed Jim Dart. the quarters they occupied. "Just wait and see if they do come over," said Wild. And at the same time something hap.Pened that did not "Ah! they are heading for a point clown below us. They bear very well with Deering's judgment. must want to get under the willows on this side of the One of the men patrolling the river bank came in with river." the news that there were several rowboats going up and "Well, let's git down there, so's we'll be ready when ther driwn the river as though looking for a place to laud on measly coyotes come along," suggested the scout. the American side. Our hero thought this a good idea, so the three at once "We had better go back, I suppose," said the revenue set out. man. "By jove! I thought they had enough of it for one They could hear the measured strokes of the oars now, and they knew the boat was probably coming close to the "We will go back with pleasure," answered our hero. American side, even if it did not make a landing there. "But I will leave the men in your charge. I am going In three minutes they reached a bank where the willows across the river, and Charlie and Jim ate going with me." hung over the narrowest part of the stream. "What!" ,, Some of the limbs ran out for a dozen feet or more, and "That is what I have decided Wild quickly began sizing them up to note how strong "What are you going to do that they looked. "I want to find out what that The moon was shining brightly, but it was difficult to "You mean the scream that s.ounded like -the voice of a see very good under the willows, unless one got where a woman i n distress near the cabin where you shot the tyfo I rift of moonlight came through. 9hinamen?" Young Wild West soon found a place where he could see fi,:r+''""lre')tbat's just. what I mean. It worries me to. think pretty good. . Lii\It someone was m danger, and we not give asWhen he became certa:i .. n that the boat was headmg for sistance." ;,: that point he began to climb one of the willows. "It will be a little dangerous for you to go across the He had not the slightest difficulty in doing this, since river, especially if any of the smugglers should raeet you." be did not have to reach any higher than his head to get "Of course there will be a little danger attaclied to it. hold of the limbs. If there were not there would be no fun in going. I can't Once on what he considered to be a good, sound limb, get along without plenty of excitement, you know." he began working bis way out over the water. "You are slightly different from me, then." Charlie and Jim were alternately watching him anu the There was no time for further conversation. approaching boat.


\ y \ 24 YOUNG WILD WEST AND HIS DEADSHOT BAND. felt like clapping their hands with joy when they saw the boat in and dart under the willows about :fifty yards above them. 'l'hen they heard the oars dropped in the of the boat, quickly followed by the splashing s ounds cau sed by paddling. Wild heard it, too, and h e pre pared to giv e the two m e n in the boat a s urprise. Charlie and .Jim did not know e xactly what he propose d to do, but they knew he would not make a mistake 1.'hey kept their hands on their revolver s and waited. Neare r came the boat, and pres ently the y could see its a s it was pushed s lowly along under the willows. In half a rninntn more i t oppo s ite them, l ess than ten feet from the bank. Then something startling took pla ce There was a c i'a shing s on nd a s a then--Bump! limb broke, and Wild had tumble d s q nare ly in to the boat. He had been in the act of rea ching down to grab on e of the occupants by thr. c oi1ar whe n the s train broke the brittle willow branch. Bi1t he was not half a s mu c h s urpriRed ::18 th e two iu the "We're honest fellers OD a little errand of our own. we ain't goin' to interfere with anybody." Our hero knew the man was a ra s cal b y the tone of his \ 'Oice. "You are not telling the truth," he r etorte d. Now then, l want to know what you are going after-or rathe r what you w e re going after when I dropped into your boat. If you don t tell m e off goe& the top of your head! I mean busines s." H e s pok e in s uch a way thal the m e n b e li e ved h e m eant jus t what h e s aid. And to make it more imprcsHiV<', h e presse d the muzzle of his revolY c r a gains t the head of the fellow h e waR ad dressing. "I' ll tell y on! c ri e d the man, D on't R hoot! "Tell me, the n. " W c left s om ething o n the bank on this s id e of thcr riv e r when w e was over her e b efore to -night." "What did yon leave h e r e ?" "A red handke r chief with something bed up in it. "What was li e d up in it?" Money. Money eh? Wh e r e did you get the money ?" A man paid it lo u s for bringing a young lady 1 from Plunket." He \\'UR on hi s feet in an revolver in either boat were. hand. :wake a mov e or utter the lea s t ootmd and you are dead men!" h e cried in a m eaning tone thai 11 a s plenty loud enough for tho e on the bank to hear. 'rlw two m e n w e r e s o badly frighte ned that they gav e in at once. They were not Chinamen, as our friend s had s upposed at fir s t, but wer e rough-looking fellow s like the majority of the hunters and that hung around that vi c-inity. 'Don't s hoot mi s ter!'. s aid of them .in a low whi s p e r. W e ain't' to move. ;' "Sens ible f e llow s,'' ans w e r e d Wild. You just take an oar and pus h the boat in s hore Don' t attempt to do any thing else, for if yon do it will b e the last thing you will attempt on earth!" The rirnn .v e ry r e adil y did he was told, whil e his companion kneel e d in the bottorp. of the boat with hi hands high ov e r his h e ad. The bow of th e 1 ittl e t 'raft in a.ncl struc k the . bank gently. The mom ent it did Cheyenn e Charli e and Jim Dart in and s eized the two m e n. 'rhey must have thought their time had come for they llegan to struggle in a d e sperate manner. But Wild quickly qti.ietecl them by ex.claiming: ''If you want to cii.o jus t keep that up!" They becam e silent and nfotionless instantly. "Now, then. I want to a k you a question or. two," he resumed. "What's ther matter, anyway?" retorted one of them_. Young vVild West g rew 11e ry muc h inte rested whe n h e h eard this He was quite certain that the man was telling the trui.h, for he could fe e l him trembling like a leaf. "Where did yon take the young lady?" h e rc smncd, giving the fellow'. temple a little dig with the muzzle of the r e volver. '" r, To Dan Ricketts' shanty She i s a r elative of D a n,_ wife, s o they said." The la s t worc18 wer e s pok e n in n tone tha t indicate d the man was lying. Wild knew it, but h o thought h e had gleaned enough on that line, and that h e had s olv e d the my s t e r y of the cry of distre ss ove1 n ear Ricketts' shanty, "But be wante d to find out who it was that had giv e n the m e n the mone y they s poke of. See here!" h e said sternly. I want you to tell me who gave you the money. ln the fir s t place, I don't bef vc anyone gave yon the r e d handkerchlef with money tied .in it. I am of the opinion that it wa s to be left somewhere on this s id e of the rive r for you. Now, who agreed to give it to you? T e ll the truth or I will surely ger!" "Ther colon e l at ther soldiers' headquarters," an wer c d the .man. "Colonel Denny?'; "Yes." "I thought as much. Well, come on! We will go and see if he left the money there for you. Charlie jus t tic them up so. there won't be any dan.ger of them getting away."


YOUNG WILD WES'l' AND HIS DEADSHOT BAND. ---Wild and his l wo partners now made up their minds that they were having quite a night's adventure. Things along the Canadian border were not so dull, all. CHAP'rER XI. "I don't know nothin' about that. All's we know is thal we was to git this money if we got her to Dan Rick etts' place. We got her there, but we had a putty hard time of it, I kin tell you! Now we've got our money an' you've got us!" "That's true enough, and I guess we had better hold you :for aw bile, too." "You ain't goin' to hold us prisoners, are your" ::!OME RISKY WORK. .. \Yhat else can we do with you? If we were to let you go you would spoil our game. Charlie, just pul the othrr fellow out here, and then we will tie them to this lree ti! l Cheyenne Charlie had one of the men tied and was we come back." on the other when Younir Wild \Vest stopped "Don't tie us up," pleaded the man. "We won't :;ay a him. word of what's happened if you let us go." "Never mind binding him," he aid. "Let him pilot UR "I couldn't think of trusting you. We will tie you lo to lhe place where the money as lo be left." this tree here, and then borrow your boat for a little :'.\JI right." was the answer, and when he had removed When we come back we will let you go. Don't ask me to the shooter and 8heath-Jmife from the man's belt he hand-do anything different, for I ll'on'l liste(l to you." <'

__..;:=___;;._ __ --!6 YOUNG WILD WEST AND HIS DEADSHOT BAND. 'l'hen they hurried on, keeping the shadows as much as possible. It was not many minutes before the log shanty loomed np before them. There was a light jn the wtndow now, and that made \\'ild give a nod of satisfaction. ''We don't want to make the least noise," he whispered. "Let us get up there and, if we possibly can. Th&re is a shade haulea down, but there may be a crack we can see through." They soon crawled up to the house. Under the windm1 they crept and then Wild raised him self cautiously and strove to look inside. At first he could find no way to do so, but he kept on trying, and finally found a place where the shade did not quite reach across the window. He got so he could take a pretty good look at one side of the room. Almost the first object his eyes rested upon was the figure of 1\Ierr the old "oman who had released him and .Jim "'' during the early part of the night. She was leaning on the table with her head down as though in slumber. There were two rooms in the shanty, and Wild could see that the door of that whlch adjoined the one the old woman was in was closed, and that a chair was placed in such a position ,against it that it could not be opened from the other side. "That is where the girl is, no doubt," he thought. "I wonder if there is a window to that room?" He drew down beside his companions and in a low whis per told them what he had seen. Then they each took a look. Both Charlie and Jim agreed that the girl must be in the adjoining room "How are we going to get her out?" asked Jim. "That seems to be easy enough," answered the scout. "1 reckon we kin bmst that door'in in no time, an' then how long will it take us to throw that chair away from ther other door an' git her o ?" Charlie did not know that there was a cellar beneath the honse, where probably half a dozen men were congre gated. If he had he would not have made such a suggestion ."We will see if there is a window to that Toom," said Wild, not noticing what Charlie said. He led the way around the house. There was a window, sure enough. But it was covered by a board shutter, which was closed tightly. "If we can get that open -we !night be able to find out whether the girl fa a prisoner inside,'' our hero said to his companions. Jim looked around searclringly. But he saw nothing that looked as though it might be used for opening the shutter. -------... "I guess I kin fix it," spoke up the scout, pulling out his hunting-knife. "What are you going to do?" asked Dart. "Use this for a screw-driver," was the reply. "We'll take off ther hinges; then ther blamed old shutter will come off, I reckon Wild nodded for him to go ahead. Cheyenne Charlie had some good ideas sometimes. The. knife made an admirable screw-driver, and in five minutes' time he had the lower hinge free. "Now :for ther other one," he said. "Jim, you had brtter git up on my shoulders an' tackle that." "All right," replied Jim, and he quickly did so. All their conversation was carried on in low whispers. It would have been almost impossible for anyone to haYc heard them from the inside had they been listening for them. Dart got right at work on the hinge. He soon had all the screws out. As he dropped to the ground from Charlie's shoulders the shutter came loose It swung open from the hinge side a few inches, making considerable of a creaking noise. Cheyenne Charlie took hold of it and pulled it out fur ther. Then Young Wild W..St gave a gentle tap on the window. He knew he was running the risk of making a bad Inis take, but he was in for rescuing the girl the colonel ex pected to force to become his wife, and he did not hesitate to do anything just then. At first there came no answer from within, but a moment later there came a tap from the inside It was a peculiar tap, too, sounding as though it had taken considerable of an effort to make it. And it was just once that they heard it. Wild did not hesitate an instant after hearing the answering tap. He took hold of the window-sash and strove to raise it. It would not go up. Then he ga-ve a smart push on it. It went in with the greatest of ease. There was a bang, followed by a crashing of glas!, and then the voice of a female exclaimed : "Ohl Save me!" CHAPTER XII. CONCLUSION. As Wild heard the words "Ohl Save me!" he leape d into the window. As quickly as he could he struck a match. As the flickering flame enabled him to see he beheld a beautiful girl reclining on a couch.


l I .d YOUNG WILD WEST AND HIS DEADSHOT BAND 27 Another glance and he saw that she was bound to the couch. Her feet were close to the window, and some of the glass from the broken sash had dropped upon her. But he did not wait to take note of anything fmther. He whipped out his knife and cut her loose in the twinkling of an eye, not saying a word. Picking her up in his arms, he thrust her through the mdow just as the door of the room opened and the old woman entered with a lighted candle. Crack! It was Jim Dart who fired. Out went the candle, for it was that he had fired at. Cheyenne Charlie took the girl from Wild and then the dashing young deadshot leaped out of the window. "We must run for it!" he said. "Are you able to help yourself, miss?" "Oh, yes!" she answered. "I am so glad you came to save me I can run, thank you!" She was pretty cool, considering what s he had passed through. All fom of them ran as fast as they could, under the cir cumstances, for they did not want to leave the girl behina Wild held tightly to her band, and this enabled her to go a trifle faster than she could otherwise have done. When she had run till she could do so no longer Wild o rdered a halt for a moment. "Let them come now if they want to,'' he remarked. "I will guarantee that they will be picked off as fast as they s how themselves." B ut there was not the least sign of a pursuer. -"Iguess they don't want to bother with. us," observed Jim. Then in a whisper he added to Wild : "I guess I shot that candle from the old woman's hand before she had time to recognize you." "Yes, I think so," was the reply. Our friends thought it was funny why they were not pursued But there was nothing funny about it. Colonel Denny had told Dan Ricketts that he was coming to take the girl away from his shanty when she got there, and do it in such a manner that she would think he was r escuing her, S o Ricketts and his wife thought it was the colonel who sash in and took the girl, and they paid no further attention to the matter, beyond putting the shutter back in place. They had been paid their money in advance, and that was a ll there was to it. Had o u r friends known this they would not have been in such a hurry to leave They soon r eached the boat and embarked for the other aide. Whe n they got there t hey found the two prisoners just as .they bad l e f t them. "How have you been since we went over to the other side?" asked Jim Dart. "Mighty uneasy,'' replied one of them. "We heard a lot of shootin' up ther river a little while ago. I guess ther Dcadshot Band has been at work." "Good enough!" said Wild. "I suppose you know that I am the head of the Deadshot Band, don't you?" The men started and looked at him curiously. "You ain't Young Wild West, are you?" queried one of them. "That's just who I am." "An' you're goin' to let us go now, ain't you?" spoke up the other of them Our hero thought a moment. He came to the condusion that it would not do to l e t them go. The still across the river was an illicit one, and that be ing the fact, the Canadian authorities ought to know about it . And it would be more than likely that the two men would hasten to it and put Dan Ricketts on his guard. "I guess we will take you to Juniper Fall s with us,'' he said. "I'll promise yo1i. that you will be allowed to go free as soon as you have testified in regard to the kidnap ping of the young lady here. I mean that you will be allowed to go free on American soil; I cannot say anything about what might happen on the other side." So the two were marched back to where the horses were. No one had disturbed them, and as Young Wild West unhitched his splendid sorrel he said: "Boys, you will each take one of the prisoners on your mounts; I will take the young lady, if she has no objec tions. The distance is not far, anyway." "You are going to take me to J unipei' Falls, I spoke up the girl. "Yes, that is the best we can do to-night," replied Wild. "Please don't let Colonel Denny know that I am here, then." "You can rest assured that we will not, miss. We know that it was he who hired these two men to kidnap you and take you to the whisky still." "Whisky still!" echoed Cheyenne Charlie. "Was that place a whisky still?" "I guess it was," answered Jim, with a laugh. "I thought so. I smelled whisky all right, and it seeme d to be good stuff, too. I'll bet that's the place where the Englishman gets his whisky that he sells in ther town on this side of ther river." "I guess you hit that right, Charlie,'' laughed Wild. "We will find out something about that part of it befor e we get through with this case." The three horses rode along with their double burdens, and as they did so the rescued girl told who she was. "My name is Faulkner," she said, "and l live in Mere dith, Minnesota. I have an uncle and aunt in Plunket, whom I visited last summer for two months. During that time I became acquainted with the daughter of Colonel


'38 YOUNG WILD WEST AND HIS DEADSHOT BAND. Denny who has since died. 'fhe colonel made, himself very objectionable to me, and when I came North to visit my r elatives this time I wa s in hope s I would not see him. But one of the men who kidnappe d m e let a f e w word s s lip that told m e only too plainly who wa s respons ible for the outrage. I haYe r e a s on to beli e v e that Colon e l Denny i s a l1Cing carrie d on C olon e l D enn:v was the clu e t o the whole thing But the Chinese \rh o h a d been w orking wit h hi s a ss i st ance had to b e taught a less o n and t hey w e r e suppress ed in short orde r The still al s o raid e d b y th e Brit i s h authoritie s at1{ :Minnie Faulkner lehune d to h e r nncl e and a 1mt. Whe n everythin g had been settle d Youn g Wild \Y e,si and his Band of Dead shoti; s l a r te d for W e ston, Dakota, wher e they arrive d in clue tim r re ad y for the ne-xt thing that turned up. 'l'HR E N D and s oul. Read "YOUNO WTLD WEST'S BLIND RIDB; OR. The prison e r s, e leven of 1rhom w e r e Chinamen, were THE TREASURE TROVE OP 'l'HE YELLOW plaeed where they could not get away, and then Wild had STONE, which will b e the n ex t numbe r ( 5 9 ) of Wild a woman servant taka care of : Minni e Paulkner. W es t We ekly." He had one of his band g uard the door of the room she w ent in, in addition to this, and then b e turned in himself. 'l'he next morning h e was up at s ix, d e t ermined to finish up the smugglers a s s oon as po s sible. A s he walked out of hi s quarte r s the first pel'son he came in contact with was '.\rry Hatwood. the Cockn e y whisky peddler. "'Ello, Young Wild 'Vest! the fellow called out. ''Where is that bla1rsted blooming Chinaman hof yours?" "I don't know," r eplied Wild. I guess he i s a s leep "Well, Hi want to say that e's a cute one E 1!eeced me at poker las t night." SPECIAL NOTICE: All back numbers of this weekly iir e always in print. If you ennnot o b tn in t h e m from an) newsdealer., send the price in money or po stage stamps by mail to FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER 24. UNION SQUARE, NEW YORK, :ind y'ou will receive the copie you order by reti.1rn mail.


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Fred Fearnot and "Wally" ; or, The Good Natured Bully o f Badger. or t h e Re d 214 Fearnot and the Miners; or, The Trouble At Coppertown. 211> Fred l<'earnot and the "Blin1l Tigers" ; or, ore Ways T h a n One 216 Fred Fearnot and the Hindoo; or, The Wonderful Juggler at J63 Fred Lecture Tour or, Going it Alone 1 64 Fred Fearnot' s "New Wlld West"; or, Astonishing the Old East 165 Fred F earnot In iiussla ; or, Banishe d by the Czar. 166 Fred Fearnot in Turkey ; or, Defying the Sultan. 167 Fred Fearnot in Vienna; or, The Trouble on the Danube. 168 Fred Fearnot and the Kaiser; or, In the Royal Palace at Berlin. 169 ll'red Fearnot In Ireland; or, Watched by the Constabulary. 217 218 219 220 Coppertown. Fred F earnot Snow Bound; or, Fun with Pericles S mith Fred F earnot' s Great Fire Fight; or, R e s cuing a Prairie School. Fred Fearnot In New Orleans; or, Up Against the Mafia Fred F earnot and the Haunted House; or, Unraveling a Gre11t Mystery. 170 !<'red Fearnot Homeward Bound; or, Shadowe d by S cotland Yard. 171 Fred Fearnot's Justice; or, The Champion of the School Marm. 172 Fred Fearnot and the Gypsies; or, l h e Mystery of a Stolen Child. 221 Fre d Fearnot on the Mississippi ; or, The Blackleg' s Murderou s Plot. 222 Fred Fearnot's Wolf Hunt; or, A Battle for Life in t h e Dark. 223 l!' r e d F earnot and the "Greaser" ; or, The Fight to Death with 1 73 Fred l<'earnot' s Silent Hunt; or, Catching the "Green Goods" Men. 224 1 74 Fred r rearnot' s Big Day; or, Harvard and Yale at New Era. 22u 75 Fre d Fearnot and "The Do ctor .. ; or, 'rhe l<'aklr. 226 :16 Fred Fearnot and the Lynchers; or Saving a Girl Horse Thief. 177 Fre d Fearnot' s Wonderful Feat ; or, The Taming of Black Beauty. 227 178 Fred Fearnot's Great Struggle ; or, Downing a Senator. 179 Fre d F earnot's Jubllee; or, N e w Era' s Greatest Day. 228 Lariats. Fred Fearnot in Mex i co; or, Fighting the Revolutionis t s Fred F earnot's Daring Bluff ; or, The Nerve that Saved His Life. Fred F earnot and the Grave Digger ; or, The Mystery of a Cemetery. Fred Fearnot's Wall Street Deal; or, Between the Bulls and the Bears. Fred F eunot and "Mr. Jone s ; or, The Insurance Man In Trouble. 1 80 Fred Fearnot and Samson ; or, "Who Runs This Town?" 1 81 I 're d F earno t and the Rioters ; or, Backing Up the Sherilf. 1 82 Fred Fearno t and the Stage Robber; or, His Chase for a Stolen 229 Fre d F earnot' s Big Gift; or, A W ee k a t Old Avon. Diamond. 230 Fre d Fearnot and the "Witc h : or, Exposing an Old Fraud. 183 Fred Fearnot at Cripple Cree k ; or, The Masked Fiends of the 2 2 3321 Fre d F earnot' s Birthday; or, A iilg 'rime at New Era. Mines. Fre d F earnot and the Sioux Chie f ; or, S earching for a Lost 1 84 Fred Fearnot and the Vigilantes; or, Up Against .the Girl. Man. 233 Fred Fearnot' s Mortal Ene my ; or, The Man on t h e Black Horse. 185 Fred Fearnot In New Me x i c o ; or, Save d by Terry Olcott. 234 Fre d Fearnot at Canyon Castle; o r Entertaining His Friends. 18G Fred Fearnot In Arkansas : or, 'J'h e Qu ee rest o f All Adv entures. 235 h 'red F earnot and t h e Commanche ; or, r e a ching a Re dskin a 1 8 7 Fred Fearoot In Montana; oi', T)l e Dispute a t Rocky Hill. L esson. 188 Fred Fearnot and the Mayor ; or, The Trouble at Snapping 236 Fred Fearnot Suspec t e d ; or, 'J'railed by a Treasury Sleuth. Shoals. 237 Fre d F earnot and the Promote/.' ; or, Breaking U p a Big Scheme. 189 Fred Fearnot's Big Hunt; or, Camping on the Columbia River. 238 Fred F earnot and "Old Grizzly" ; or, The Man Who Didn't Know. 190 Fred Fearnot's Hard Experie nce; or, Roughing it at Red Gulch. 239 Fred l!'earnot's Rough Riders; or, Driving Out the Squattera. rn1 Fred Fearnot Strande d ; or, How 'J'erry O l cott Lost the Mon e y. 240 Fred Fearnot and the Black Fiend; or, Putting Down a Riot. 1 9 2 Fred Fearnot In the Moun tains ; or, H e ld at Bay by Bandits. 241 Fre d l !'earnot I n T ennesse e ; or. '.!.' h e D e mon of thP Mountains. 193 Fred Fearnot's Terrible Risk ; o r T erry Ol cott's Reck less Ven242 !<' r e d Fearnot and the "Terror" ; or, Calling Down a Bad Man. ture. 243 li'red Fearnot in West Virginia: or, Ilelplng the R e enue Agentl. 194 Fred Fearnot's Last Card; or, The Game that Saved His Life 244 Fred F'earnot and His Athlete s ; or, A Great Charity '.!.'our. 195 Fred Fearnot and the Pro fess o r ; o r The Man Who Knew it All 245 Fre d Fearno t s Strange Adventure; or, The Que e r Old Man of the 196 Fred Fearnot' s Big Sco o p ; or, Beating a Thousand Rivals. Mountain. 197 Fred Fearnot and the Raiders ; or, l<'lghtlng f o r His Belt. 246 Fred Fearnot and the L eague ; or. U p Against a Bad Lot. 198 Fred Fearnot' s Great Ilisk; or, On e Chaqce In a Thousand. 247 Fre d F earnot's Wonderful Race: or, H eating a Horse on Foot. 99 Fred Fearnot as a Sleuth; or, Running Down a Slick Vlllain. 248 Fre d F earnot and the W rest ler; or. 'rhrowlng a Great CbamJ:>lon :WO New D eal; or, Working tor a Banke r 249 Fred Fearnot and the Bankrupt: o r l erretlng Out a Fra u d 201 Fred Fearnot In Dakota; or, The Little Combination Ranch. 2 5 0 Fred Fear{lot as a R edskin; or, Trailing a Captured Girl. 202 Fred Fearnot and the Road Agents; Ol', Terry Olcott's Cool 251 Fred Fearnot and the "Greenhorn" ; o r. Foo l e d for Once In Bia Nerve. Life, 203 Fred Fearnot and the Amazon; or, The Wild Woman ot the 252 Fred Fearnot and the Bloodhounds: or, Tracked by Mistake Plains. 253 Fred Fearnot' s B o y Scouts; or, H o t '('Im e s In the Rockleq 204 Fred Fearnot' s Training S c hool ; or, How to Make a Living. 254 l<' r e d i rearnot and t h e Wai f of Wail Street; or, A Smart Boy 205 Fred Fearnot and the Strange r ; or, The Long Man who was Broker. Short. 255 Fred Fearnot's Ru1'1'alo Hunt; or, The Gamest B o y In t h e West. 20G Fred Fe11rnot and the Old Trapper ; or, Searching for a Lost 2 5 6 Fre d Fearnot and the Mlli Boy ; or, A D esperate Dash tor Lite Cavern. 25 7 Fred Fearnot's Great Trotting Match; or, B eating the Record: .. 207 Fred Fearnot In Colorado; or, Running a Sheep Ranch. 25 8 Fred Fearnot and the llidden Marksman; or, The Mystery .of Thunder 208 Fred Fearnot at the Ball ; or, The Girl In the Green Mask. Mountain. Fred Fearnot and the Duellist; or, The Man Who Wanted to 25 9 Fred Fearnot's Boy Champio'!l.or, Fighting for His Rights. Fight. 26 O Fred Fearnot and the M oney; or, A Big Deal In Wall Street. Por Sale by All N ewsd eale r s, or w ill be Sent to AnY. Address on R eceipt o f P rice, 5 Cents pe r Copy, tiy l'BARK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 'Union Square, Bew York IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS of our Libraries and cannot p r o cu r e t h e m fro m n ewsdealers, they can be obtained from this office direct. 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SECRET SERVICE OLD A.ND YOUNG KING BRADY, DETECTIVES. _..,..._.,..._.CE S CTS. 32 PAGES. COLORED COVEBS. ISSUED WEEKLY & LA'.rEST ISSUES: Th e Bradys and the Factory Girl ; or, The Secret of the Poisoned Envelope. Th e Bradys and Blonde Bill ; or, The Diamond Thieves of Malden Lane. O T h e Bradys and the OP,lum Ring ; or, The Clew In Chinatown e Bradys on the Grand Circuit ; or, Tracking the Light arnes s Gang. 72 The Bradys and the Black Doctor; or, The Secret of the Old Vault. 73 The Bradys and the Girl In Grey ; or, The Que e n of the C ro oke. 174 The B1adys and the Juggler; or, Out wi t h a Variety Show. 175 'l'he Bradys and the Moonshiners ; or1 Away Down In T e nn e ss ee 176 The Bradys in Badtown ; or, The Flgnt for a Gold Mine. 177 The Bradys in the Klond ike; or, Ferreting Out the G o ld T hi ev es. 78 The Bradys on the East Side; or, Crooked Work lu the Slums 1 79 The Bradys an4 the Hlghblnders" ; or, The Hot Case In C hina town. 180 The Bradys and the Serpent Ring; or, The Strange Case of the F ortune-Teller. 181 The Bradys and "Silent Sam" ; or, Tracking the Deaf and Dumb Gang. 182 The Bradys and the "Bonanza" King; or, F ighting the Fakirs in 'Frisco. 1 8 3 The Bradys and the Boston Banker; or, Hustling for Millions in the llub. 184 The Bradys on Blizzard Island ; or, Tracking the Gold Thiev e s of Cape Nome. 1 85 T h e B r ad,vs In the Black Hills; or, Their Case in North Dakota. 1 8 6 T h e Braays and "Faro Frank"; ot, A Hot Case In the Gold M in e s 187 The Brady s and the Rube ; or, Tracking the Confidence M e n 188 T h e Bra dy s as Firemen ; or, Tracking a Gang of Incendiaries 189 T he B radys In the Oil Country ; or, The Mystery of the Giant Gusher. 190 Th e Brady s and the Blind Beggar ; or, The W o rst Cr ook of All. 191 Th e Bradys and the Bankbreakers; or, Working the Th u gs of Chi cago. 192 The Brady s and the Sev e n Skulls; or, The Clew 'l'hat Was Found In the Bnrn. 193 The Bradys In Mexico ; or, The Search for the Aztec Treasure Honse 194 Th e Bradys at Blac k Run ; or, Trailing the Coiners of C andle Creek 195 The Brady s Among the Bulls and B ears; 011 Workltlg the Wires In Wall Stree t 196 The Bradys and the King; or, Working for the Bank of England. 107 The Bra d y s and the Duke's Diamonds; or, The Mystery of the Ya cht. 198 The Bradys and the Bed Rock Mys tery ; or Working In the Black The Bradys and the Card Crooks; or, Working on an Ocean Llne;r 2 o and "John Smith"; or, The Man Without a :Name. 201 The Bradys and the Manhun ters ; or, Down In the Dismal Swamp. 2 0 2 The Bradys and the High Rock Mystery ; or, The Secret of the S even Steps. 203 The Bradys at the Block House ; or, Rustling the Rustlers on the Frontier. 204 The Bradys in Baxter Street; or, -'rh e House Without a Door. 205 'l' h e Bradys Midnight C all ; or, The Mystery of Harlem Heights. 206 T h e Bra d y s Behind the Bars; or, Working on Blackw e lls Island. 2 0 7 T h e Bradys and the Brewer's Bonds ; or, Working on a Wall Stree t Ca s e ... 208 T h e Brady s on the llowery ; or, The S e arch for a Missing Girl. 20!1 The Bradys and the Pawnbroke r ; o r A Very Myst e rious Case 210. T h e B radys and t he Gold Fakirs: or, Working for the :Mint. 211 'he Bra d y s at Bonanza Bay; or, Working on a Million Dollar Cl e w 212 The Bradys and the Black Riders; or, The Mysterious Murder a t Wlldtown. 21 3 and Sena t o r Slam; or, Working With Washington 214 The Bradys and the Man from Nowhere 1 ol', Theil' Very H arde st Case. 215 The liradys and "No. 99" ; or, The iiearch for a Mad Milli o n aire. 216 The Bradys at Baffin's Bay ; or, The Trl111 Which Led to the Arc tic. 217 The Bradys and Glm Lee ; or, Working a Clew in Chinatown. 218 The Bradys and the Yegg Men; or, Seeking a C lew on the Road 219 The Bradys and t he Blind Bank er; or, Ferrettlllg Out the W all Stree t Thieves. 220 The Bra d ys a nd the Blac k Cat; or, Working Among the Carel Crooks of Chi c ago. 221 The Brady s and the Texas Oil King ; or, Seeking a Clew in t h e Southwest. 222 Th e Brady s and t h e Night Hawk ; or, N e w York at Midnigh t 223 'l.' h e Bra d ys in t h e Bad Lands; or, Hot work in South Dak ota. 224 The Bradys at Breakneck Hall ; dr, 1 h e Mysterious Hous e on tile Harlem 225 The Bradys and tne Fire Marshal ; or, Hot Work In Homers vill e 226 The Bradys and the Three Sher iffs ; or, Doing a Turn In T e n u es s e e 227 The Bradys and the Opium Smuggl ers; or, A Hot Trail on the Pac ific Coas t. 228 The Bradys' Boomerang; or, Shaking Up the Wall Street Wir e '.rapp ers. 229 The Brady s Among tl1e Rockies ; or, Working Away Out W est. 2 3 0 'l.' h e Bra d ys and Judge Lynch ; or, Afte r the Arkansas T error. 231 Tl1e Bra d y s a nd the Bagg Boys ; or, Hustling In the Black Hills. 2 3 2 The B rad ys aud Cap tain Bangs ; or, The Myst ery of a Mississippi Ste ame r 2 3 3 The Bradys in Maid e n Lane ; or, Tracking the Diamond C ro o ks. 234 The Bradys and Wells -Fargo Case ; or, The lllystery of the M o n tan a M a ll. 235 The Brady s and \Bow ery Bill" ; or, The Crooks of Coon All e y 236 The Bradys a t Bushel Bend ; or, Smoking Out the Chin e s e Smu g gler s. 237 The Bradys and the Messenger Boy ; or, The A. 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T Mys te r y 2 3 8 The B r ady s and the Wire Gang ; or, The Great Ra ce'.r r ack Swindle. 239 The B r adys Among the ;\formons; or, iecret Work in Salt Lak e City . 240 The Bradys and "Fanc y Frank" ; or, The Velvet Gang of Flood Bar. 2 4 1 The Bradys at Battle C liff; or, Cha s ed Up the Grand C a n y on. 24 2 The Bradys and 'Mustv, ng Mik e ; or, The Man With the Branded Hand. 243 The Bradys at Gold Hill ; or, The Mystery of the Man from Montana. 244 The Bradys and Pilgrim Pete; or, ll'he Tough Sports ot T error Gulch. 245 The Bradys and the ,Black Eagle Express; or, The Fate of the Frisco Flyer. 246 The Bradys and Hl-Lo-Jak ; or, Dark Deeds in China t own 2 4 '1 The Bradys and the Texas Rangers; or, Rounding up the Gree n Goods Fakirs. 24 8 The Bradys and "Simple Sue''; or, 'J'he Keno Queen of Sawdust City 2 4 9 The Bradys and the Wall Street Wizard; or, The Cash That Did Not Come. 2 5 0 The Bra dys and Cigarette Charlie; or, The Smoothest Crook in the World. 2 5 1 The Bra dys at Bandit Gulch; or, From Wall Street to the Far West. 2 5 2 'rhe Bradys in the l!'oot-Hllls; or, The Blue Band ot Hard Luck Gulch 25 3 The Bradys and Bra dy the B anker; or, The S ecr e t of the Old S a nta-Fe Tra il 2 5 i The Bradys' Graveyard Clue; or Dealings With Docitor Death. 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FMNK llJMl)E WEEKLY Containing Stories of Adventures on Land, Sea, and in the Air. l3"'Y" '*N'"<>:NT"!l.'' .EACH ITUMBEB IN A HANDSOMELY ILLUMIRATED COVEB. A 32-PAGE BOOK FOB FIVE CENTS. All our readers know Frank Reade, Jr., the greatest inventor 0 the age, and bis two fun-loving chums, Barne and Pomp. The stories publi s hed in thi s magazine cont.ain a true account 0 the wonderful and excitin adventures of the famous inventor with hi s marvellou s flying machines electrical overland engines, and his extra ordinary submarine boats. Each number is a rare treat.. Tell your newsdealer to get you a copy. LATEST ISSUES. 7 Frank Reade, Jr.'s Air Wonder, the "Kite" ; or, A Six Weeks' Flight Over the Andes. 8 Frank Reade, Jr.'s Deep Sea Diver, the "Tortoise" ; or, The Searc h for a Sunken Island. 9 Frank Reade, Jr.'s Electric Invention, the "Warrior" ; or, Fighting 30 Adrift in Africa; or, Frank R e nde Jr .. Among the Ivory Hunte wttb His New Ellectrlc Wagon. 31 i rrank Reade, Jr.'s Search for a Lost Man in His Latest A Wonder. 32 Frank Reade Jr.'s Search for the Sea Serilent; or, Six Tbousa Miles Under tbe Sea 33 Frank Reade, Jr.'s Prairie Whirlwind; or, The Mystery of t Hidden Canyon. Apaches In Arizona. 10 Frank Reade, Jr., and His Electric Air Bo at. ; or, Hunting Wild 34 Around the Horizon for Ten Thousand Miles ; or, Frank Read Jr.' s Most Wonderful Trip. Beasts for a Circus. 11 Frank Reade, Jr., and His Torpedo Boat: : bl', <\t War With the Brazillan Rebels. 12 Fighting the Slave Hunters; or, Frank Reade, Jr., in Central Africa. 13 From Zone to Zone ; or, The Wonderful Trip of Frank Reade Jr., with His LateErt Air Ship. 14 Frank Reade Jr., andHis Electric Cruiser of the Lakes ; or. A Journey Through Africa by Water. 15 Frank Read e Jr, and His Electric Turret; or, r ,ost in the r ,and of !<'ire. 16 Frank Reade Jr., and His Engine of the Clouds ; or, C hased Around tbe World In the Sky. 17 In the Great Whirlpool; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s Strange Adventures in a Submarine Boat. 18 Chas e d Across the Sahara; or, Frank Renae Ji-. After a Bedouin's Captive. 19 Six Weeks in the Clouds; or, Frank Reaae, Jr. a Air-Ship the "Thunderbolt.'' 20 Around the World Under Water; or, The Wonderful Cruise of a Submarine Boat. 21 Tbe .Mystic Brand; or, Frank Reade, Jr. and His Overland Stage. 22 Frank Reade, Jr.'s Electric Air Racer; or, Around the Globe in Thirty Days. 23 The Sunken Pirate; or, Frank Reade, Jr., in Search of a !I'rensure at the Bottom of tne Sea. 24 Frank Reade, Jr.'s .Magnetic Gun Carriage; or. Working ror the U. S Mail. 25 Frank Reade, Jr., aud His Electric Ice Ship; or, Driven Adrift in the Frozen Sky. 26 Frank Reade Jr.'s Electric Sea Engine; or, Hunting for a Sunken Diamond Mine. 27 'be Black Range; or, Frank Reade Jr., Among the Cowboys with His Electric Caravan. 28 Over tbe Andes with Frank Reade, Jr., in His New Alr -Sbip: or. Wild Adventures in Peru. 29 Frank Reade, Jr. Exploring a Submarine Mountain; or, Lost at the Bottom of the Sea. 35 Lost in the Atlantic Valley ; or, Frank Reade Jr., and bis Wo der, the "Dart." 36 Frank Reade, Jr.'s Desert Explorer: or. The Underground Cl of the Sahara. 37 Lost in tbe lllountalns of the Moon ; or, Frank Reade Jr.'s Gre Trip with the "Scud." 38 Under the Amazon for o Thousand llliles. Frank Reade, Jr.'s Cllpper of the Prairie: or. Fighting the Aparl in the Southwest. 4tl The Chase of a Comet; or, l!'rank Reade, Jr.'11 Aerial Trip the "Flash.'( 4 Across the Frozen Sea; or, Frank Reade J r.'s Electric Snow C ter. 42 Frank Reade Jr.'s Electric Buckboatd; or. Thrilling Adventures North Australia. 43 Around the Arctic Circle; or. Frank Reade Jr.'s Famous Filg With His Air Ship. 44 Frank Reade Jr.' s Search for the Silver Whale; or. Under t Ocean In the Electric "Dolphin. 45 Frank Reade. Jr. and His Electric Car; or, Outwitting a Desper Gang. 46 To the End of the Earth ; or. Frank Reade Jr.'s Great Mld Fllgbt. 47 The Missing Island; or, Frank Reade Jr.'s Voyage Under the S 48 Frnnk Reade, Jr., in Central India: or, the Search for Savants. 49 Frank, Jr. Fighting The Terror of the Coast. 50 100 Mllcs Below the Surfaoe of the Sea; or, The Marvelous Trip of Fr Reade, Jr. 51 Abandoned in Alaska; or, Frank Reade, .Jr.'e Thrilling Search for a Gold Claim. 52 Frank Reade, Jr.'s Twenty five Thousand Mlle Trip in the Air. 53 Under the Yellow sea; or, Frank Reade, Jr's Search !or the Cav Pearls. 54 From the Nile to the Niger; or, Frank Reade, Jr .. Lost in the Souda 55 The Electric Island; or, Frank Reade, Jr's Search for the Greatest\ der on Earth. 56 The Underground Sea; or, Frank Reade, Jr's Subterranean Cruise. 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' THE STAGE. o. 41. THE BOYS 01<' NEW YORK END MEN'S JOKE OOK.-Containing a variety of, the jokes used by the t famous end men. No amateur minstrels is complete without i wonderful little book. No .. 4i3. THE OP NEW YORK STUMP SPEAKER. onta1!1mg a varied of stump speeches, Negro, Dutch nd Irish. Also end mens Jokes. Just the thing for home amuse ent and amateur shows. No. 45. 'l'HE BOYS OF NEW YORK MINSTREL GUIDE ND JOKIJJ BQOK.;--Sometbing new and v e ry instructive. !<"}very obtain this as it contains full instructions for or1.mzmg an amateur mmstrel troupe. No. 65. MULDOON'S JOKES.--Tbis is one of the mo s t original ke 90-0ks ever publishe?, and it is brimful of wit and humor. It ntluns a large collection of .songs, jokes, conundrums, etc., of er ence Muldoon, the great wit, humorist, and prac tical joker of l".e Every boy _who can enjoy a good substantial joke should b ta1n a copy 1mmed1ately. No. 79. H<;>W TO BECOME AN .A.CTOR.-Containing com l!te Instructions how to make up for various characters on the tllge,; with the duties of lhe Stage Manage r, Prompter, cemc Artist.and Propet'ty Man. Ry a pror_nincnt Stage Manager. !> 80. Gt;S WILLIA!\IS' BOOK.-Coi;itaining the lat t Jokes, anecdotes nnd funny stol'les of this world-renowned and l'tt popular comedian. Sixty-fonr pages; handsome .ored cover contammg a half-tone photo of the author. HOUSEKEEPING. : o. 16. HOW TO KEEP A G.A.RDEN.-Containing .,..1 Instructions fo1 constructing a windo w garden either in town country, and the most approved methods for raising beau t iful wers at hoinc. The most compl ete book of the kind ever pub No. 30. HOW TO COOK.-One of the most in structive books cooking ever published. It. contains. recipes for cooking me a ts, i ii, game, and oy sters; al so pi e s, puddmg s c ak e s and all kin-d8 of utry, and a grand collection of recipes by one of our most popular onk11. _'lo. 37. HOW TO KEEP HOUSE.-It contains information for ':eybody, boys, men and women; i t will t eaC'h you bow to .lie almost anything around the house, such a$ parlor orname n t s cements, Aeolian harps, and bird lime for catching birds.' ELECTRICAL. ;, 46. HOW TO MAKE .AND USE ELECTRICITY.-A de-ption of the wonderful us e s of electri c ity and el eC'tro magn e tism ,i,<'ther with full instructions for making Electric Toys, Batteries ' By George Trebel, .A. M., M. D. Containing over fifty -rations. 64. HOW TO MAKE ELECTRICAL MACHINES.-Con' 'ii.;ng full uirections for making electrical machines, induction s dynamos. and many novel toys to be worked by electricity. R. A. R. Bennett. Fully illus t rnted. lo. 67. HOW 'l'O DO ELECTl-tICAL TRICKS.-Containing a collection of instructive and highly amusin, electrical tricks .. her with illustrations. By .A.. Anderson ENTERTAINMENT. o 9. HOW TO BECOl\IE A VEN.TRlLOQUIST.-By Harry umedy. The secret given away. 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