Young Wild West and the Tenderfoot Tourist, or, A grizzly hunt in the Rockies

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Young Wild West and the Tenderfoot Tourist, or, A grizzly hunt in the Rockies

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Young Wild West and the Tenderfoot Tourist, or, A grizzly hunt in the Rockies
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The three were just in time to see a startling, not to say comical sight. The Tenderfoot Tourist was clinging to the top of a stout sapling close to the and a big grizzly was in the act of shaking him down. "Help! help!" he shouted.

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WILD WEST WEEKLY A Magazine Containing Stories, Sketches, Etc., of Western Life Iuued Weekly-By subscription $2.5 0 per vear. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the vear 1908, in the off'"" of the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D C., by Frank Touse11, PubZU!her, 24 Union Square, New York. No. 298. NEW YORK, JULY 3, 1908. PRICE 5 CENTS. YOUNG WllD WEST AND nE HNDERFOOT TOURIST -ORA Hunt 10 the Rockies BY .A.N OLD SCOUr11. ,/ CHAPTER I. THE TENDERFOOT AND THE GRIZZLY. "There's ther tracks of a grizzly, or I'll eat my hat!" "Right youare, Charlie Th e re is no mistaking that. Looks as though it might be a big fellow, too "And the tracks are fresh, too We must be pretty close to him." The first spealrnr was Cheyenne Charlie, the famous scout and Indian fighter and hi s remarks were addressed to Young Wild Wes t, the dashing boy-hero of the Wild West, and his sweet heart, Arietta Murdock. The three had just emerged from a dense thicket in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, in the southern pa .rt of the State of Colorado, near the boundary line of New Mexico, and the scout, who was slightly in advance, had seen the footprint s of a g rizzly. Cheyenne Char1ie had a fondness for hunting bears, and, even thou g h the meat of an old grizz ly was not fit to eat, he always made it a point to get one of them if it came his way. Attired in their fancy hunting costumes of buckskin, the three looked picturesque enough in their wild sur roundings. Being the recognized Champion Deadshot of the West, and commonly known as the Prince of the Saddle, Young Wild West was without doubt the greatest character in the Wild West at the time of whiqh we write, which was a few years ago, when that vast region of our land was in a less populated condition than at present. Cool and daring at all stages of the game and with a always to do right, our dashing young hero had made a name for himself in his exploits in the wild est pa.rtts of the country, where all sorts of dangers abounded, and h e was loved by his friends and feared by his enemies. It was near the close of a day rather late in the fall of the yea.r, and the three had left their camp, which was only located about three hundred yards from where they came upon the grizzly's tracks, for the express purpose of s hootin g for breakfast. Young Wild West and hi s friends were on their way to a mining camp in the southwestern part of Colorado, and they had camped in the mountains for a day or two for the purpose of doing a little in the line of hunting. They could not have found a better spot for this pur pose, no matter where they might have gone, and though they had no use for the grizzly, other than that the pelt might bring something at the first town they struck, they were anxious to track him to his lair and get him. They started to follow the tracks, and, finding that they led across a short open stretch, they hurried along and soon entered a thicket It was nothing more than' a narrow belt, however, and one through it they came to a spot where the ground was hard and stony, and the bear tracks no longer visible. It WiJ.s just then that they heard a noi s e off to the right. "You can bet that is no bear," said Young Wild West. "That is a human being, as sure as anything." They paused, and after a wait of perhaps half a minute the form of a young man, attired in a flaring costume, such as tourists sometimes wear, came in view. One glance at him told our three friends that he was a genuine tenderfoot. His loud checkered suit, leggings And 'tourist cap showed that he went according to the sty le as laid down by the tourists who occasionally came to hunt in the Rockies under .the direction,. of experienced guides and

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2 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE TENDERFOOT TOURIST. :. hunters, who made more monev in that way than any other. .. He carried a rifle in his hands, and stuck in the car tridge b elt he wore about his waist was a long-bl aded hunting knife. Over his shoulder hung a pair 0 field glasses, which he had no doubt brought with hirn for the purpose of locat in g game in the distance. "Why, hello!" he exclaimed, in astonishment, as he came to a halt and stared at Youpg Wild West and two companions. By jove I ne ver expected to rneet any one here, outside of my cousin and our hired man. I didn't know this place was inhabited." "We ll,,eyou will find that it 'is not largely inhabited, I reckon," answered our h ero, smi ling at the young man's apparent innocence. "You are here on a huntin g trip, I presume?" "Yes, that's right. I'm making a tour of the West, you know. My cousin, who lives in Colorado, about fifty miles from here, brought me out on a week's hunting trip, and when that is over I am going further up the lin e of the Rocky Mountains. My father died recently, and he l eft me a conoiderable sum of money. I made up my mind that before I settle down and go in business I will see something of my country. I thought the West contained the moat to see, so I came out to my cousin right away." The young man 'Ps very talkative now, a nd, coming he tipped Ms hat to Arietta and cont inued: "If I am not too bold, I would lik e to ask if you live a.round these parts?" "Go ahead an' ask," spoke up Cheyenne Charlie, before our hero could answer 'rhe scout had a way of generally speak ing what he thought, and he could not help it just then. The tenderfoot looked at him and smiled "You are a genuine Wes terner, I can see that," he said. "Well, I will ask the question, then. Do you live in these parts?" "Only when we happen 'to come along this way," Wild replied, smilin g at him, for he could tell that the young man was anything but a fool, even if he was usin>g up some of the money his father h a d left him for the purpose of seeing the West. "Our home is anywhere in the Wilcl West, as it is called by some people. But, say, is your camp anywhere aronnd here?" "It i s right over there, less than a quarter of a mile from here. You t;ee that big, dead tree, with the top broken off?" "Yes," answered Wild, as he looked in the direction indicatec1. "Well,. our camp is right close to that tree. My cousin and our hired man w ent out to try and shoot something aho11t two hours ago, and in some way I got lost. But by the aid of my g l asses I located the spot from that spur up there, and I was just coming down to head for the camp whf'n I sighted you folks. I thought you ere my companions :first; but the moment I set eyes on the youn g lad y I realir.cd that I had made a mistake. Are you camped near here?" "Yes; less than five minutes' walk will bring us to our camp." "Ah I I see. I am glad to know that we are not entirely alone in this w ild place. Say, but the hunting is great in this part of the cou ntry, isn't it?" "Yer kin bet your life it is!" answered the scout, look ing around the young man in searc h of the game had bagged. "Oh, I haven't shot anything yet," and the tenderfoot' smiled, as he under sto od what the scout meant. t
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YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE TENDERFOOT TmJ"RIST. 3 withstanding that he was a very bright young man, that he was bound to cause a smile by his talk. They continued on their way, noticing that the bear tracks and the footprints of the tenderfoot tourist led in exactly the same direction. "Ther grizzly has gone to ther camp of ther galoots," observed Cheyenne Charlie. smelled fresh meat, most likely, an' if there ain't no one there he's helpin' himself ter a big feed. Yer kin about bet on that, Wild." "I reckon you've got it right, Charlie," was our hero's reply "Well, we'll soon find out." Tlie young man from Connecticut was now in the and undergrowth, and entirely out of their sight. But in a vecy few minutes they saw the dead tree with the broken top looming up almost over them, and then they knew they must be right at the camp. It was just then that. a frightened yell sounded. Young Wild West and his two companions pushed their way through the bushes and came to a clearing. Under a sloping bank two tents were erected. Another yell sounded, followed by a fierce growling, and they turned their gaze in the direction it came from. The three were just in time to see a startling, not to say, comical, sight. The Tenderfoot Tourist was clinging 'to the top of a stout sapling close to the tents and a big grizzly was in the act of shaking him down. "Help Help!" he shouted: Young Wild West took in the situation at a glance, and his rifle went to his shoulder. He knew that ii the young man dropped he would fall a victim to the angry bear, so, taking a quick aim, he pulled the trigger. Crang! As the sharp report rang out the grizzly let go the sappling and staggered back. The bullet had reached the heart of the big e beast, and down it went, struggling in the throes of death. Flop! Down came the frightened tenderfoot in a heap to the J ground. !" he managed to gasp, as he looked at our friends in joyous amazement. CHAPTER II. AT THE CAMP OF OUR FRIENDS. "You come mighty near gittin' your face scratched an' bein' hugged a little, I reckon," said Cheyenne Charlie, as he stepped up and assisted Norman Gibbs to his feet. "I rather think that yer thought yer was a goner that time, didn't yer ?" "Oh, oh!" (}ried the tenderfoot. "I am so glad you came, Young Wild West. I was terribly frightened, but I had sense enough to realize that when your rifle went to your shoulder I was going to be saved. It was an awful ordeal, though. I never saw such a big bear in my life!" "Well, the next time you are out hunting keep on the look-out for bear tracks," Wild answered, as he came forward, followed by his sweetheart, whose face wore a smile. "By doing that you can have the chance of getting a shot at a bear or getting out of the way, just as you chomie." "I will remember what you say, Young Wild West The next time I will be looking for tracks when I ;un out alone. I will--" Norman! Hello! Are you at the camp?" came from the woods on the right. "Yes,. Dan!" shouted the tenderfoot. "Come on! Everything is all right though I had a very close call with a big bear.(' The next minute two men appeared on the scene. Both were attired in stout, but well-worn, hunting suits, and one had a scar that reached almost across his left cheek. This fellow was such villainous-looking man that our three friends could not help putting him down as a suspicious character. The other was a rather man 0 thirty, and of a smiling countenance. It was easy to judge him as being the tourist's cousin. The two newcomers were not a little surprised at see ing our three friends there, and when they looked at the dead grizzly they did not have to be told that.the young man from Connecticut had not shot it. "How are yer, strangers?" said the younger of the two, politely. "I reckon yer must have been jest in time ter save my cousin, by ther looks 0 things.''. "Well, that is about the size of it,'' Wild answered. "The grizzly had him treed, and he was about to be shaken down when we arrived. I saw a chance to put a bullet in the right place, and I did it." "Well, I'm mighty much obliged to yer,'' and hunter pu.t out his hand, which Wild shook wa\:mly. "Let me intr, oduce you to Dan Gibbs, my cousin,'' said the tendedoot, who had recovered from his fright rather soon. "The other man is our helper, Ripper Sam, an old guide and bear hunter." Ripper Sam, as he was called, simply nodded his head. He did not offer to shake hands with any one. But Dan Gibbs seemed more than pleased, and whe n he had been introduced to Arietta and the scout he wanted to know all about it. When the tenderfoot had related his version of it Wil d told the rest, and the hunter laughed heartily. "It ain't no laughin' matter, I know, Norman," he said, apologetically. "But I jest can't help it,, that's all. You must have made a comical sight a-hangin' ter that there saplin', an' ther grizzly tryin' ter shake yer down. Ha_ ha, ha!" He fairlv roared now, but the hired man did not seem to see anything funny it, and busied himself about the camp. Wild, Charlie and Arietta joined in the laugh, anQ. they watched Ripper Sam a.t the same time. He looked up and saw them, and a scowl showed on his face for an instant. "That galoot is no good," thought Young Wild West. "I reckon the tenderfoot tourist and his cousin haQ. better look out or him." It was very close to time no,v, so after they

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YOUNG WILD WEST AN D THE TENDERFOOT TOURIST. had conversed a few our three fri e nd s turne d to and a s h e had, on more than one occas ion, been the m e an s go ba c k to their own camp. of s aving the lives of different m e mb e r s of the party by "We will dr o p over and see you aft e r s upp e r, if yo u hi s cle vern ess he had become a s ort of fix ture a'rnong don t object," said Norman Gibbs. Y o u ll agree to that, them and they felt that the y coul
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YOUNG; WILD WEST AND THE TENDERFOOT TOURIST. "All right," Wild answered. "You are welcome to join I spoke up the first speaker, was called Jake Reed. with us. We can't put in more than two or three days at I "We didn't know whether to come up an' jine in with yer it, though We have a little business to attend to over or not. But when we seen ther two galoots strike out an' at a mining camp about sixty miles from here. We have 'em say that they was goin' ter visit a camp what's a silver mine there, and we want to find out how things near by, we thought we'd wait till they had gone. I are going." reckon ti!at was ther best tping ter do, 'cause now we kin have a good chance te1' talk things over." "That's right," nodded Ripper Sam. "Come ter think CHAPTER III. of it, I'm mighty glad you two has come. There's some people near by what I don't think much of They're RIPPER SAlVI HAS SOlVIE VISITORS putty good on ther shoot, I reckon; an' if anything happened that was ter make 'em git after me I wouldn't have As the tenderfoot tourist said, Ripper Sam was busy an easy time of it alone skinning the grizz l y when they left the camp "What sort of galocts are they what's camped so close But they had not been gone more than :five' minutes by, Sam ?n Jake Reed queried when he stopped his work and, rising to his feet, he "Well, all I seen of 'em is a man an' a boy an' a gal. shook his fist in the direction the two men had gone, But there's more of 'em at ther camp, so I heard 'em exclaiming: 1 say. 'rher boy iR a likely lookin' young galoot, too He's "You kin make :friends with them strangers if yer want got an eye on him that sorter makes yer fee l squeamish te.r. But it ain't goin' ter block my game, an' yer kin when he look s at yer go'tid an' sharp. He killed that griz bet on it! I didn't hire with yer jest fur ther little wages ily with on shot jest a s it was shakin' ther tenderfoot yer agreed ter pay; I'm l ookin' fur more'n that. That down from that saplin' there. An' he was so cool about tenderfoot galoot has got a pile of money with him, an' it that I reckon he's a bad customer ter tackle. He's I know it. That's what I hired fur-ter git that!" about full-grown, mighty good -lookin an' has long, light He kicked the carcas::: of the bear, as though it was hair hangin' over his shoulders. He sartinly looks lik e cau sing him -qnnecessary troub le, and then going to the one who understu.nds his bu s ine s s, all right tent, which was in two section_s, and really l ooked as "Did yer hear what his name was?" queried Reed, though there were two of them, and lifting up a blanket, showing great interest as he spoke pulled out a bottle. "Why, yes. His name are Young Wild West "Here goes fur a good drink, all py myself," he mut-j "Jest what I thought! By jingo! Bull, he's ther same tered, and, putting the bottle to his lips; he swallowed galoot what made it so l ively fur us in Boulder County some of .the contents I a year ago that we had ter skip. He's a regular terror, is He had barely put the cork back when a voice call ed this Young Wild West! He won't let a galoot what's any out, softly : way crooked live in peace, he won't! An' he's ther "Hery-, there, pard Ain't yer goin' ter treat us?" champion deadshot, too, they say Well, I guess we don't Ripper Sam gave a start, and, putting the bottle down, want ter buck up ag'in him much.'' leaped to his feet. "He's ther same, identical chap," said Bull, shaking "Who's that?" he asked, layin g his hand on his revol his head. "I always did sav that if I ever got anythiDg ver. like a good chance I was g;in' ter plug him with a bul "Don't git excited, pard," came the and then a let. It's somethin' he oughter nave had long ago. He's man stepped from the bushes "It's me, Jake Reed, an' too meddlesome fur sich ones as we are." (I've got a good friend with me. You didn't think you "I should say so, 'cordin' ter that," said Ripper Sam. was goin' ter have this game all to yourself, did yol.1? I "Well, if that's ther kind of a galoot he is, I reckon we'll reckon we met ther tenderfoot a couple of times in Townhave some trouble in gettin' ther tenderfoot's money. send We seen his roll of money, an' we jest made up But there's jest this much about it, pards-I started out our minds that we'd strike out after yo{1 an' try ter git fur ther express purpose of gittin' it, an' I ain't goin' ter hold of some of it. Here we are, after a long journey, git left!" Sam!" "Sartinly not!" retorted Bull. "I reckon we kin fix At first Ripper Sam not what to say Young Wild West, if he goes ter hotherin' with u s I'll It was plain that he knew the two men who had now tell yer what we'll do, Sam We'll lay low ther bushes stepped up before him; but it was equally plain that he at a safe distance, an' along about midnigT1t we'll s neak was not overjoyed at seeing them there. up her e Then, if yer can't git hold of ther galoot's But he had to make the best of it, so he put on an air money any other way, we'll have ter use force ter git it, of pleasure and shook hands with them that's all." "Glad ter see yer, pards," he said "How was it that "Well," and Ripper Sam shook his head, "if force has yer didn't, show up sine yer made up your minds ter be u sed, I reckon it would be a good idea fur me ter that yer was goin' ter foller u ?" make out that you was strangers, an' that I was stickin' "We didn't have no horses, Sam," the man called Bull up fur them. I'll start after yer when yer leave makin' answered. "We had ter wait till we got a good chance out that I'm tryin' ter catch yer I'll take my horse, of ter steal a couple Ther chance come to-day noon, an' course, an' they'll have a mighty long wait afore they see here we are!" me ag'in." "We've been layin' around h e re fur ther last half hour,", "Well, it won't make much difference ter us," replied

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6 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE TENDERFOOT TOURIST. Reed. "So if yer want it done that way, that's ther way The two villains behind the tent could not resist the we'll do it." temptation to come out and join Sam and the China"Well, it will sorter fool -lem fur a .tittle while, anyman. -how." Ripper Sam d:i:d not like this much, since he knew the "All right; let it go at that, then." plans they had formed would be spoiled now. "You say yer seen hi_.roll; how much do yer think he's The Chinaman would surely tell Young Wild West and got?" Sa:i;n asked. his friends that he had met them there. ''All of three thousand dollars, I'm sure." The hired man looked at them reproachfully "Well, that would be a thousand apiece fur us, wouldn't "It's all right, Sam," said Jake Reed, nodding in a it?" matter-of-fact wa.y. "We'll take a hand in ther poker "Yes; more money than I've had at one time since I game." was iI). some crooked minin' business up in Boulder Hop was surprised to see them, of course; but he quick Oountv," answered Reed. ly recovered himself and nodded, smilingly. more ; n I ever had at one time," said Sam, shak"We havee nicee, lillee four handee game, so be," he ing his head. "I've been in some putty good games at said. robbin' folks, but I never got as much as a thousand dol"That's it I" exclaimed Bull. "Got any money, l ars in one haul. This will be all nght, this will." Heathen?" Just then there came a crashing in the bushes, and "Me allee samee gottee 'boutee twenty -.vee dollee." as quickly as they cou l d Jake Reed and Bull darted be"Good! That's jest about ther limit of my pile. Sam, hind the tents. ain't yer got a lantern, so we ki.n ?" They thought it was the tenderfoot and gis cousin re"Yes, I reckon we've got a lantern here," was the turning. rep ly. "We set out putty well .xed, an' we've got almost But when they peeped from their hiding place the next everything what's needed fur campin' out. A pack mule minute and saw a very innocent-looking Chinaman apcarried our things here, yer know. Ther Tenderfoot Tour proaching they were relieved. ist has got plenty of money, an' he believes in bein' com Hello, there, you heathen!" called out Ripper Sam, fortable, so I heard him say l ooking at the Chinaman in surprise. "Where'd you Hop was shrewd enough to realize that he had fallen come from?" in company that was decided l y bad. "Me come fl.om China," was the bland "Me allee 1 But that never bothered him, for he relied on his samee velly goodee Chinee." j cleverness to get him out of any trouble that might turn It was no other than Hop Wah, Young Wild West's up clever Chinaman. The lantern was soon forthcoming, and then they Hop had taken occasion to leave the camp unobserved, picked out a suitab l e spot to begin the game. after he heard that there was a hired man in charge of 11 -the hunters' camp He knew his game was blocked, as far as gambling with the two visitors was concerned, and it occurred to him to come over and see the man in charge of the camp It was quite likely that he could pick up some sort of a game with him, he thought. "Velly nicee evening, so be," he remarked, as he took a seat near the surprised man "Yes, very nice, Heathen," was the reply "But jest a11swer my question: Where did yer come from -jest .J now, I mean?" "Me allee samee comee flom Young Wild West's camp, BO be. Um two Melican mans comee to see my boss and him fl.iends, so me allee samee comee see you. Yo u velly nicee Melican man." "Yer think so, eh? We ll what do yer want?" "Me play lille gamee dlaw pokee to pass um timee 'way." It was getting dark now, but not enough to prevent the rascally hired man from noticing that the Cel estial took a pack of cards from his pocket. A grin overspread the face of Ripper Sam. Like the majority of his kind, he knew all about draw poker. It was the greatest of all gambling games in the section of the Rocky Mountains, and why shouldn't he unaer:;itand it. But, more than that; he was very fond of it. CHAPTER IV. HOP TRJCKS THE TRIO OF VILLAINS. It happened that there was a flat rock there, and t his just answered the purpose for the four to purs u e t h e i r game of draw poker The lantern was hung from the limb of a tree, so that i ts ft1ll light might fall upon the rock, and then Hop took a seat and began shuffling the cards. "Are yer sure there's a full deck there?" Jake Reed' asked, as he reached for the pack. "I always like ter know that afore I begin a game, no matter how small ther ante is I reckon I'll count 'em." ".Allee light," answered the Chinaman, smiling bland ly. "You countee; me allee samee velly sure um cards allee l ere, so be The villain counted 'th em and found that Hop was cor rect Then he gave them a shuffle and the cut for dea l tool_r place Bull, who was on the left of Hop, won the deal. This made it so that our Celestial friend woul d be the last of the four to get a deal. But it was j ust the same to Hop.

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YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE TENDERFOOT TOURIST. He had no doubt but that as many as four h a nd s would be played, though he was not sure of any more. When it. came his deal he was going to get in some of hi s fine work and rake in what. money there was in the party. That was the way Hop did business. Ripper Sam, who sat next to the dealer, put up a half dollar. "That'll be ther ante; an' iwo dollars ther limit," he s aid. "I reckon we kin have a nice, little game under them conditions." Then he winked at his two friends, as much as to say, "It won't take very long to c l ean out ther heathen." The cards being dealt, Hop found himself the possessor of a pair of kings, so he went in for the draw There was no doubt that the three rascally men meant to divide their winnin gs, for only Bull remained in. "It's your bet," he s'trid to Hop, after they had each drawn three cards. Hop had not gained anything by the draw, but he promptly bet two dollars. Bull call ed him, and he, having three jacks, won. Two dollars and a half o f the Chinaman's had passed from his possession anyhow, and they all thought they were making pretty good headway. Rip per Sam dealt next, and he knowing something about "fixing" the cards, put out a bait to Hop by giving him three ace s cold. cards, but if they changed this it would make no dii!er ence, as he had made provisions for it. They a ll came in and, as he expected, they each called for our cards The first man got four queens on the draw; the second four jacks, and the third four tens. Then Hop di sca rded his four cards, holding the ace, the same as they had done. He drew four kings. He looked at his hand and shook his head, however. The c l ever Chinaman had a way of fooling people and making them think that h e was holding a hand of the doubtful kind. The betting ,went around, each man raisi:ug it to the limit. After studying hi s hand for a moment, Hop met the rai ses, and then lifte d it again. The three rascal s l ooked at each other, but a ll they could l earn in this was that each seemed to be con fident of holding the winning hand. They all s tayed in, and it went on around several times, each one raising the betting in turn. Pretty soon the money that Bull possessed was down to the low-water mark. He scraped up what he had, which amounted to a dol lar and eighty -fiye cents, and put it in. "I reckon you'll give me a show on this, won't yer ?" he asked, looking at the l'est of the players. 'rl:iere was an answer in the affirmative, for both RipHop took right hold of the bait. .'. per Sam and Jake Reed were pretty nearly broke. When the cards had been drawn and he found himself 1 ,, Allee light," said Hop, as he put in the required the posse ssor o f a pai:r of deuces, a l ong with his three 1 amount "Now, whatee you allee got, so be?" aces, he raised the betting. The three were n ot lon g in showi n g their cards They all stayed in once around, each raising it the "You allee got velly nicee hands, so be," said the Chilimit. naman ; blandly, "but me allee samee got lillee nicer, so Hop raised it again, and then Reed and Bull dropped be; me got four lillee kingB !" out. His victims gasped in unison, and then they looked at Ripper Sam raised it another two dollars, and then each other in silence, while Hop scooped in the money Hop called him. "Me havee velly muchee luckee, lat timee," he said, "I've got. iour little treys," t h e v ill ain said, wit h a smiling at them. "Me feel allee samee sure my turnee smile. comee pletty soonee, i::o be. "Velly goodee hand, so be," answered Hop, shaking his "An' we all had four of a kind, too!" exclaimed Bull. head and acting as though he was worried about some' Vell y 1stlange, so be.') thing. "Mighty funny, I reckon,'' ventunJd Ripper Sam The three villains laughed and the game went o n. "Velly rnuchee funny,'' admitted Hop The next hand Hop lost abo\lt the same amount, this "Looks as though there might have been somethin' time on three fours. crooked about it, boys. Then it came his deal. "It sartinly does look that way," said Reed, as he picked Hop seemed to handle the cards rather awkwardly, so up the cards and looked them over. "But I never seen the three men thought, and smi les were exchanged. nothin' crooked gain' on Ther blamed heathen didn't Bi.1t they did not know that a ll the time the clever Chi seem ter be fixin' ther cards." naman was getting certain cards together and arranging "Me no fixee!" i;;poke up Hop shaking his head and it so he could give every one a good hand. looking at the speaker in innocent surprise "Me velly He found that the men were very easy to deceive, and muchee lucky, so be; lat. allee." when he l aid the deck down to be cut he had everything "But we all held four of a kind-'-somethin' I never just as he wanted it. seen in my whole life afore," declared Reed looking puz -The man on hi s right cut. the cards, but. he did not zled notice t haf Hop got them .:togethe r jus t as they had been "Velly muchee st l ange, so be. Me never see somet'ing before the cutting procees. likee lat," said Hop as he arose to his feet The deal was and each one of the player s found The fact was that the clever Chinaman was thinking himself the possesso r of a sing l e ace, but no pair. that it was time he l eft the camp Hop had figur e d it that they would each draw four H e knew very well that h e had a set of rascals to deal

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I 8 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE TENDERFOOT TOURIST. with, and that they would make an attempt to rob him was more than probable. But Hop did not mean to be robbed. He quickly pulled four cigars from his pocket, and, selecting one of them, put it in his mouth. Then he tendered each of them one. The villains accepted willingly, for cigars were a scarcity in that part of the country. Hop produced a box of matches and the four cigars were lighted. They all puffed away like good fellows, and Hop start ed in to tell a little story about his wonderful uncle in China. Ileed shot a peculiar glance at Ripper Sam and then stepped toward the tent. The rascally hired man followed him. Hop did not appear to pay the least bit of attention to this, but he was taking it in, just the same "We'll faller th er heathen an' 9lean him out, Sam," said Reed, in a whisper. "We'll fix it so you won't git ther blame of it. When your bosses come back jest tell 'em that a couple of men yer knew dropped in ter camp .ter see yer. Ther Chinaman will let Young Wild West an' ther rest know all about it, anyhow, so you might as well break ther news ter ther tenderfoot an' ther other galoot." "All right Sam answered. remember, I'm ter have a quarter of what yer git from ther Chinaman." "Sartin y e r are. An' we're ter have a quarter each of what we git from ther tenderfoot." "Oh, yes. That's been settled on already." "Well, then-" Bang! The cigar Bull _was smoking exploded just then, with a noise as loud as a shotgun. Bang! The cne Reed held in his hand followed suit. Bang! Ripper Sam's exploded with a louder noise than the others, it seemed. '_fhe three villains stood looking at each other in con sternation When they finally realized that a trick had been played upon them the Chinaman had disappeared. "vVell, by thunder!" exclaimed Sam. "Ther heathen has fooled us, all. He gi:ve us loaded cigars, an' now he s got away, after cleaning us out of all our money! Who would have thougl'it sich a thing of ther innercent lookin' galoot!" But Dan Gibbs had been glad to grant his request to take him hunting in the Rockies whim he came out that way. After thev had talked a while on the subject of griz zly hunting Wild looked at the hunter and said: "I tell you, Dan Gibbs, that I do not like the looks of the fellow you have got working for you. I am a pretty one to study a person's character by read ing his face and noting his actions. That galoot is no good. How long have you known him?" "Only since ther clay a fore yisterclay, Wild," was the reply. Our hero had requested them to address him by hi s nickname, as all his friends did, and the hunter knew and understood. "Only since the day before yesterday, eh? Well, I reckon you made a mistake in hiring tll;at fellow. 1 '11 bet that he is planning to rob you at this very minute "I wouldn't be a bit surprised," was Dan's reply "I was told that he was a mighty good man ter go out with, an' Norman was bound ter have what he called a serv ant.i But I've seen jest about enough of hiin ter make me think ther same as you. I s'pose he thinks that Nor man has got some money with him, an' he mighti be pad enough ter steal it, if he got ther chance." "Yer ldn bet your life he'll do that spoke up Chey enne Charlie. "I wouldn't trust that galoot in ther dark. Yer want ter keep a good watch on him, an' at ther first sign of anything crooked from him pull a gun on him an' make him light out. If he shows fight, plug him with a bullet. It'll do him good!" "I reckon that' s good advice, Cheyenne," the hunter. "What do you think about it, Norman?" "I don't know what to think," replied the tenderfoot, shaking his head. aw ell, don't try ter think, then," the scout said, quick ly. "If yer do yer might hurt your head." '11here was a laugh at this, in which Norman joined. One thing about him was that he could take a joke much better than the average person, even, and he ifl ready regarded Cheyenne Charlie as a unique character, as comical as he was brave and trusty. The two visitors talked away, and finally got to asking about the help Wild and his friends had. Then, for the first time, it was noticed that Hop was not there. Wing never told when his brother sneaked off, unless he was asked about it. He now explained tliat Hop had been gone some little time and that he had an idea that he had gone to the camp of the two gentlemen who had come to visit them CHAPTER V. "If he's gone there yer kin bet that he'll tell yer what sort. of a galoot Hipper Sam is," said the scout, shaking AND DAN DECIDE tO CAMP WITH OUR FRIENDS. his head. "Jest wait till he comes back, an' you'll hear somethin', most likely." Young Wild West and his friends found the Tender-It was not so very long before Hop did come back. foot Tourist and his cousin to be very nice people, indeed. He hnd been running, too, as they could tell by his The hunter was of the old-fashionyd type of Westernheavy breathing when he arrived ers, he having been brought up to the ways of his father "What in thunder is ther matter with yer, yer heathen and grandfather galoot?" demanded the scout, as he stepped up and took No1,man Gibbs was not a first of his, but a dis the Chinaman by the collar. tant relative. "Me havee leavee velly muchee quickee, so be," was

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YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE TENDERFOOT TOURIST. the reply. "Urn bad. Melican mans play lillee pokee with me, and me allee samee winnee "What's that you say Hop?" asked W ild. "You were at tfie camp these gentlemen belong at, wasn't you?" "Yes, me go to see M:isler Lipper Sam, and he allee samee h avee two fiiends l ere, so be. We play lill ee pokee and me allee samee winnee." "Ripper Sam had friends there?" echo ed Dan Gibbs, lookin g amazed "Lat light," Hop assured him; "ley namee allee samee J akee and Bullee." "Jakie and Bully? I ain't n eve r of 'em, I know that," said Dan, s h aking his h ead "He means to say Jake and Bull, I guess," spoke up Jim Dart, who unders tood the Celestial's lingo better.'' "Lat whattee .me Misler Jim. Me say um bad Melican mans' namee J akee and Bnllee "All right. Go ahead and tell what happened Hop did this in his own peculiar way, and, as uneasy as they were at finding out that their hired man had vis itors while they were away, the hunter and the tourist lau ghed heartily when it came to the p art where the c i gius exploded "Awfully funny, I must say!" exclaimed Norman "How is it you are such a funny Chinaman, Hop?" "Me allee samee born lat way," was the quick reply. "Me gottee uncle in China whattee velly smartee Chinee; m e allee samee likee my uncle, so be." "I reckon you're right," spoke up the hunter. "You was too smart fur them ga loots, anyhow, an' I'm :mighty glad of that. But how did yer come ter have the cigars with powder in 'em?" "Me allee samee cally p l enty alle e timee, so be. You wan tee tly one?" The Chinaman asked the question so inno centl y and h eld out the c igar with s uch an easy grace that Dan was amazed "Me want ter try one of them things! I reckon not!" he answered, as soon as he could find the use of hi s tongue. "Allee light; m aybe um t enderfoot likee one, so be?" "No," was the r etort. aI much prefer a cigar ette, thank you." "Allee light; me givee you um c i ga lette.'' Sure e nou g h h e had one, a nd h e quickly drew it from one of his pockets It was an innccent-loo,ing c igarette, too; one of the sort the better class of Mexicans u s u ally smoke Norman accepted it, probably not thinking that there was anything wrong about it. He li ghted it right away, and the rest of those in camp watched, expectant ly. The fact that they had been talking about the loaded cigars, and after refusing one of them, the tenderfoot had accepted the cigarette from the Chinaman, made appear as though theciga r ette might be load e d too. If it was, it was his own fault, for h e should l:\ave known better than to take it. All hands seemed to think this way, for no one said a word. 'l'he tenderfoot had not taken more than half a dozen puff s a.t the cigarette when there was a sharp hiss, fol lowed by a flas h, and then h e was completely hidden from view in a cloud of smoke. "'l'hunder !" cried Dan, excited ly. 1"What's happenld ter him? Wh ere are yer, Norman?" "I-Fm here!" came the reply, in a faltering tone of voice "What is it, anyhow?" "It's ther blamed cigaroot, y ou fool!" snorted hi s cous in, as he n oticed that eve ry one else was laughing. "What did yer take the r thing fur, when yer oughte r knowed it was loaded?" "He-he didn't say the cigarette was l oaded,
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10 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE TENDERFOOT TOURIST. Hop asked i he might accompany them as they were leaving, and our hero answered in the affirmative CHAPTER VI. RIPPEH SAM: GETS THE TEKDERFOOT'S POCKETBOOK. 'rhe camp that the Chinaman had l et in such a hurried manner was soon reached. As our friend s when they got there no one but Ripper Sam was 1.o be seen. He was busy cleaning up his rifle, and when he saw that the two he h ad hired with were accompanied by Young Wild West and his partner he showed just the least sig n s of being uneasy. He did not see Hop right away, for the clever China man chose to keep in the rear just then. "Sam," said Dan Gibbs, "I reckon we'll msive our camp right away." "What!" cried the astonished villain. "Move to-night Dan?" "Yes; we've decided to go over with Young Wild West an his friends. It's a much better place there, since yher grazin' is a hundred per cent better than it i s here, an' ther spring water they've got there jest beats anything you ever seen. Jest git a move on yer an' take down ther tent. It won't take l ong ter move." The villainous hired man sat looking at Dan fo clear astoni shment while he was speaki ng and he seemed un able to get up. But by a great effort he regained his composure, and then he arose to his feet. "I think you're makin' a mistake in leavin' here to night," he said, shaking his head. "It only makes extra work, an' I don't believe in mixin' up with others when you're out huntin', anyhow." J "Well, it don't make any difference what you believe in, Ripper Sam," spoke up the tenderfoot. "My money is paying you, I think, and you agreed to do as we wanted you when you hired with us." "Yes, but I don't have ter do what I don't want ter do," was the dogged reply. "Don't you want to move over to the camp of Young Wild West?" "No!" "Well, all right, then. You don't have to do it. You dm quit as soon as you lik e and join your two friends." Ripper Sam gave a start. He thought that the Chinaman might not have told of his visit to the camp, s inc e nothing liad been said on the arrival of his two bosses But now he knew. It was just then that Hop ca.me st rolling in, puffing away on a cigar as calmly as a summer morning. "Hello, Misler Lipper Sam!'' he said, with a bland smile. "You lookee velly muche e wollied. Wantee play lillee more dlaw pokee, so be?" 'l'he rascally fellow muttered somet hing that was unin telligible, and then he proceeded with the work of taking down the tents. you don't want to joinyour two friends you had call upon you this evening, then, Sam?" Norman Gibbs remarked. "No; I don't want nothin' to. do with them ellers," was the quick retort. "They ain't no friends of mine; I know 'em, that's all. I don't know an awful lot of good o 'em, either. But I had ter treat 'em all right when they come here." I see. Well I rather think you are satisfied with what we agreed to pay you are you not?" "Oh, yes, Mister Gibbs." "Very well; we will let it stan d the way it is for the present, then. Now hurry a little, because we want to get settled in our new quarters as soon as possible." The tourist talked in suc h a business-like way that Wild a.ti.cl the scout were not a little s urprised at him. But they thought it well to say nothing jus t then, so they got in and h e lp ed to do the things necessary to mo! ing. 'rhe pack mule -th e hunters had was soon loaded, and with the three b e longin g to the outfit carrying a few minor things they set out. Wild and Charlie were keeping a s harp watch, for they thought it possible that t h e two friends of the hired man miglit take a notion to attack them. But nothing of the kind occurred, and in a little while they were at the camp. Jim and the gir l s were waiting for them expect antly, but Wing, the cook, was l eaning agains t the foot 0 a big tree, sound Hop no sooner saw him than he resolved to rouse him, s ince the noise of the approach had failed to clo so. He drew a good sized firecracker, h e had made with his own hands, from one of hi s capacious pockets, and, l tghting it from the end 0 his cigar, tossed it over close to his s l eeping brother's eet. Bang As the c ra cker exp loded Wing leaped to his eet and l e t out a ye ll of fear. "W1rnttee mattee ?" he cried, as he looked around, in a sta t e of intense alarm "You allee samee dleam velly bad dleam, my blother," Hop answE;red, shaking his h ead, sad ly. "You havee stopee eatee too much; you allee samee gittee ni g htee ma re, so be." the smi ling faces of the others soon convinced the Oel"estial that it was no dream. Then, too, the smo king remain s 0 the burs t ed cracker were scattered about him. "My blother allee samee muchee flesh," he de clared. "Me no like e." "Um fireclacker makee more noisee lan um cigar, so be, :JVIisler Lipper Sam," said Hop, turning to the hired villain and smiling blandly. "I re.ckon it did," was the reply, though1 he did not smile. "Makee you velly muchee surplise, so be." Ripper made no reply to this. "Makee your two fliends velly muchee surplise, too, when um cigars allee samee go bang! Me velly muchee smartee Chinee; me no lettee um fl.iends takee my money, so be. Ley gittee lead.y to take allee samee."

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YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE TENDERFOOT TOURIST. 11 "Well, if they was gittin' ready fur anything like that I didn't know nothin' about it," declared the rascal, look ing toward his employers, as though he said it for their express benefit. Then he got at work putting up the tent on the spot selected. It was within twenty feet of the two tents our friends occupied as their sleeping quarters. The horses and pack mule were tied with lariats near the others, and there was no danger of their going hun gry durin g the night. By the time everyt hing was in s hape the hour was a little late, and they all thought about retiring. Wild held a consultatio n with his two partners, unob served by Ripper Sam. The y decided to make out that they were all going to turn in and go to sleep, as they had no fear of being bothered by man or beast during the night. But at the same time they were going to keep a sharp watch on Ripper Sam, and be on the lookout for the approach of his two coll eagues "Well, I reckon everyt hing is all right now, said Wild, a few minutes later. "It is hardly likely that a grizzly will come along and interfere with our horses. There might be one to come a.round and try to get at the meat >Ve have got hung up yonder, but if suc h a thing happens some one will most likely h ear the noise and wake up. We will all turn in and get a good sleep and theu the first thing in the morning we will strike out on our grizzly hunt. Norman, I hope you will sleep good and sound You need not have anything on your mind, for it is hardly probably that any one would at ternpt to bother our camp." 'rhe Tenderfoot Tourist seemed a bit surprised at hearing the youn g deadshot talk this way. ''You are not going to keep a watch, then, eh, Wild?" he asked. Our hero shook his head in the negative. "It ,isn't necessary," he answered. But he gave a wink, and Norman was quick to under stand what he was getting at. Ripper Sam, however, did not see the wink. He heard what the boy said, an(\ he took it for grant ed that he meant every word of it. Fifteen minutes later the camp was in silence. The snoring of Wing, who was the first to drop off into Slumberland, could be heard, and now and then tne sharp cry of some nightbird or the snappy bark of a coy ote, punctuated the rasping sound. Ripper Sam did not go to sleep, however. He feined it almost from the start, and when he finally became satisfied that the two men he worked for were asleep he got himself in readiness to rob the tenderfoot of his money and then sneak off. 'rhat his two friends were even now close at hand, he had no doubt, as they must certain ly have been watch ing what took place. One section of the tent they used was for the storing of their S1\T)p1ies, and the three slept in the other part. Ripper Sam was pretty sure that the tenderfoot slept with his money under his head, for he had watched him the night before, and had seen him place something under the blanket as he lay down. The young man must have placed a great deal of de pendence in .. our hero, for he allowed himself to fall asleep, and when the would-be robber crept stealthily arounfl his head and began feeling under the blanket h e never so much as stirred enough, there was a pocketbook th.ere, and slowly the villain pulled it out. Satisfied that he had obtained the bulk of the sleep ing man's money, he made haste to leave the tent. Once outside he looked at the tents of our friends and, seei n g nothin g wrong, started for his horse. He had just reached it and was in the act of putting Lhe saddle on, when Jake Reed and Bull appeared on the scene. "Did yer git it, Sam?" asked the former, in a whisper. "Yes," was the reply; "I got it all right." Well, hand it over to me, then!" exclaimed a voice right close to them. The three villains started as though they had been shot. Before them stood Young Wild West, a revolver in hi s hand. CHAPTER VII. THE VILLA.INS "LIGHT OUT." Both Y nung Wild West and Jim Dart had been watch ing for Ripper Sam to come out of the tent, for they ex pected that he would rob the Tenderfoot Tourist and then try to sneak away. When he did come out and start for his horse our hero was after him like a shst, though he made not the least ,Particle of noise in going. Jim followed him a little more s lowly. Wild was not surprised when he saw the other two vil lains appear. He had been confident all along that they were some where close by the camp. When he showed himself he certainly was before three astonished, not to say, frightened, villains. "You are pretty good as a sneaK: thief, Ripper Sam," he said, calmly, as he moved the muzzle of his revolver so that it covered the men altern,ately. "But you are a littl e off when it comes to getting away with the boodle. You heard what I said, didn't you?" Just then Jim appeared Realizing that it was all up, Ripper Sam handed the pocketbook to our hero. "Take it!" he said. "I needed money, an' I couldn't help it. Ther temptation was there, an' I jest had ter take ther money, that's all pt "Oh, that is how it was, eh? Well, you fake my advice and don't get tempted again. The next time you try a trick like that the chances are that you'll get a bullet. I am pretty sure you will if you try it around this camp again. We are always on the lookout for snea k thieves. Jim, just march the galoots over to the tents. I want all hands to have a look at them before they leave." j

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-12' iYOUNG WILD WEST AND THE TENDERFOOT TOURIST. "Come on!" said Jim, sternly, as he waved his revolver before the faces of the rascally trio. "Don't try to run awny; if you do a bullet will find you in a hurry. We make sure when we fire at thieves "We ain't goin' ter run away," answered Jake Reed. "We know hetter than that. You catched us, an' that's all ther e is ter it. We've got ter do jest as you say, an' we know it." They were marched in single file to the tents, their h ands being held above their heads. T hey were certainly what Cheyenne Charlie called a "sick lookin' lot, an' no mistake!" "Hello! called out Wild. "Everybody come and have a look at the sneak thieves we have got here "It was not l ong before every inmate of the camp, s ave Wing, were out and looking at the culprits "A fine lot, are they not?" our hero went on to say. "Norman, did :you lose anything?" "I-I don't know," was the reply "I'll see." H e hurried back into the tent and came out again a l m ost immediately. "My wallet is gone!" he exclaimed, excitedly "We ll here it is. Your hired man took it while you s l ept, and I made him hand it over, just as he was mount i n g his horse to ride away with his friends He made up his mind that he needed the. money more than you did, I guess "By jove So you robbed me while I was asleep, eh, Sam?" said the tourist, looking at the villain. "There ain't no use in sayin' I didn't," was the reply. I was catched with ther pocketbook, so what's ther use o f tryin' ter say I didn)t take it? You didn't give it ter me, did yer?" "No; but let ne tell you something, Ripper Sam. T h ere was only about six dollars in that wallet when you took it! I hid the rest of my money in another place. If you had got away with it you would have been a very disappointed scoundrel when you opened it. I may be a te n derfoot, out I'm not altogether a fool!" All hands were a little su;prised to hear this But they ga.ve the young man credit for the way he had done it. "I'm mighty sorry I stole ther pocketbook, if there wasn't any more money than that in it," said Ripper Sam, shaking his head "Six dollars ain't enough ter. run no sich risk fur. I reckoned that there was a big pile in ther pocketbook-enough ter give me an' my pards a I i ttl e start." The villain spoke coolly, and as though he did not fear any punishment for what he had done Norman ope:qed the pocketbook and showed the con tents. There were just six one-dollar bills and some paper. The villains said nothing, but shrugged their, shoulders a n d l ooked at each other Wild turned to Jake Reed and said: "It strikes me that I have seen your face somewhere. D id you ever see me before?" "Yes," was the reply, "I seen you up in Boulder onct "Oh! Then you knew who was here when you came to h elp Ripper Sam to get away with the money, eh?" a Yes; I knowed you an' your pards was here, Young Wild West "And you knew that we d idn't like such galoots as you are, too pn "Yes, we knowed all about t hat." "And still y.ou came here?" "Well, it was worth tryin' fur, I reckon." "Maybe it was, from your way of thinking I think you made a big mistake, h owever." "Well, everv one is liab l e fer make mistakes "Yes,"that'; true. But I try not to make them, for my part. I may be making a mistake in letting you ga l oots go; but I am going to run the chances I don't believe in l ynching, or I would have you strung up right now. And I don't wan t to bother with you as prisoners, so I am going to let you go. You go and get your horses and lead them up here I want you all to light out at one time, and if you don't get away in a hurry you will be apt to lose a lock or two of hair, and perhaps a piece of an ear! Hurry and fetch the l\orses here! I reckon the Gibbs folks don't want Ripper Sam in their employ any l onger." Reed hastened to obey the command, whi l e Dan Gibbs went to the tent and got the few things that be l onged to Ripper Sam They were mighty few, too, since he had gathered to gether as much as he could get hold of without awakening t he two sleepers He took them, and even thanked the hunter for his kindness He was a pretty cool sort of a scoundrel, after a ll. 'rhe horses were led to the spot by Reed, who seemed to be perfectly satisfied with the way things were turning Ol
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YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE TENDERFOOT TOURIST. 13 and, laughing heartily at the way they had been made to vacate, the Tenrlerfoot Tourist looked at Hop and observed : "You are a great fellow! i I must get better acquainted with you." "Don't try ter git too much acq uainted with ther heathen," advised Cheyenne Char l ie "Yer heard how h e cleaned them three galoots out of their money, playin poker with 'em? If he gits you in a game he'll do ther same ter you "Yes; I know. yYild has already told me not to gam ble \ith him 1 won't do that, you can bet!" "Me allee samee velly goodee Chi n ee," declared Hop, looking at the scout in injured way. "Mis l e r Charlie tly to makee me loolfoe allee samee velly muchee bad, so bfl." 'rhe tenderfoot laughed heartily at this "Well, you may be a little bad; but I am su r e that there is a whole lot of good in you, or you wouldn't be long to Young Wild West's party." "Lat light, Mis l er Tendelfoot T oulist," answered the Chi11aman, s miling and bowing. The hoofbeats of the villains' hor ses soon died away in -the distance, and, feeling confident that they would not be hothered by them again that night, Wild advised all hand s to r eturn to their tents. "But we are goin g to keep a watc h, the same as we always do," he added. I'll do my trick along w ith the rest," spoke up the hunter. A few minutes l ater the camp was in silence again It was about c ne o'clock when Dan Gibbs was ca lled by Jim Dart, and he went on guard with Cheyenne Charlie But. the night passed quietly eno ugh, and the next morning they got r eady to start in on the grizz l y hunt. t CHAPTER VIII. THE GRIZZLY HUNT BEGINS. The breakfast that morning was one that pleased the Tenderfoot 'l'ouri st immensely. It so happened that our friends had on hand a supply of the n ecessary articles of food that great l y exceeded in variety those that the hunter had selected. Wing, the cook, did hi s best, too, and, with the fresh game they had to pick from, it was no troub l e to get up a repast that was fit for any hungry mortal. "This i s what I call real livin g," declared Norman Gibbs, as he accepted the second piece of broi led venison from the cook. "No matter what I may get to eat during my tour of the West, I will alw.ays keep in mind this breakfast in the Rocky 'Mountains." "Well, it i s hardly an yt hing new to us said Wild, smiling at him. "So1netimes we are satisfied with just one or two things, and at other times we lik e a variety. Wing has cooked up a variety this morning, just to show you what he can c;1o, I reckon. But if Anna t11kes a notion s he can outdo him a li ttle on corn muffin s." "I am s ure these could not be beatmuch," spoke up the scout's wife, blushing at the compliment b estowe d upon her. "Wing does very well. "After you sh'owed him how/' added Charlie, witli a grin. "We ll perhaps we can all be showed things that we don t know." "Lat allee samee l ight," said the cook, nodding "Me m?kee velly goodee doggee-pie; Melican woma n no know how makee, so b e "I reckon no American woman wants ter know, eithe r, you almond-eyed, pigtailed, yaller-skinned galoot!" re torted Charlie "Dogs ifl good enough fui: Chinese an' Injuns ter eat, but white people draws ther line on 'em. I :;'pose you kin make rat pie, too?" "Me makee nicee lat flica ssee, with um doggie livee saucee," was the reply Then the cook dodged the kick the scout directed at him and went to the coffee pot, grinning broadly 'J'h e breakfast over, our friends got ready to do a lit tle hunting for the grizzlies that were SU'f>posed to be so abun dant in that region. Thu s far, only one had been seen by them, and that one had treed the T enderfoot Tourist in great s hape. But the victim was more than anxious to have it sai d that he killed a grizz ly, and our hero and his partners were ju R t the ones to try and satisfy his ambition "How are you on ther shoot, anyhow?" Charlie asked him, as he saw N orrnan fixing up his new rifl e "Well, not so very good with a rifle," was the reply. "I hav e done some pretty good s hootin g with a doub lebarrel s hotgun, though." "Shotgun s ain't no good, when there's bears ter be hunted, 'mo r e especially giizzlies. Sny, do yer see t hat bird settin' on ihat crag over there?" Charlie pointed to a vulture that was a good quartr r of a mile away, and the bird seemed to be so sma ll that it look like an impo ssibi lity to the tourist to hit it with a rifle. "Yes; I see it, Charlie," he answered "Well, l et me see yer fetch him down." Norman s hook his head "I' couldn't do that in a week," he d ecla red. "Yes, yer could. Try it." "Well, I'll tiy; bu t I know it will be of no u se. I don't claim to be a good shot, nor a:nything lik e one." He placed the buti of his rifl e to his s hould e r, and, after taking a careful aim, pressed the trigg!)r. The bird never moved "Ha, ha, ha!" lau ghed the scout. "I r eckon he didn't know yer was shoo tin at him. If h e h ad he would have got up an' dusted Now, l et me snow yer ho\v ter bring hi down." C harlie' s ri:fl.e went to his s hould e r. As the report rang out the vulture went fluttering down toward the rocks below. "That was a great shot!" exclaimed the tenderfoot. "Any ope who can shoot like that can fetch down a man as far a s hi s rifle is of r eachi n g." "I reckon that's right, Norman," Young Wild West s poke up. "But it is just as easy to hit a mark at a lon g distance as it is a s hort distance, providing you und er stan d the rifle you are s hooting with The :first thing -

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14 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE 'rENDERFOOT TOURIST. fellow should do is to learn to understand his rifle. Then that they were undoubtedly made by the mate of the grizhe must take his time, and never press the trigger until zly Wilcl had shot the evening before. h e is absolutely certain that the object he wants to hit "What do you suppose the grizz l y was doing so close to is covered. Of course, he wants to be ready to pull the the camp, anyway?" Norman asked, as he l ooked at the instant he gets it right. But a quick jerk of a pull is not tracks with a critical eye. fhe way; he must have the trigger pressed pretty hard "He smelled. ther fresh meat yer had there," replied the when he gets the sight, so the l east touch will do the scout. "Grizzlies lik e fresh meat, yer know." rest. A man will never make a successfol marksman if "Oh, I see." he fires by guess. He may make a good shot once in a "Well, yer see them tracks, don't yer ?" while, but it is more luck than anything else." "Yes." That is another thing I am going to remember, Wild. "Well, keep your eyes open, then. If yer should hap The first is to always look out for bear tracks, and now pen ter see ther bear what made 'em, jest put your rifle to it ic; for ie to make sure that I have got my target cov-your s houlder a:n' dra.w a bead on him. If yer can't git ered before I fire. I am going to do that, or else not ther spot jist behind his left foreshoulder covered strike fire at all." 1 I a bead on one of his eyes an' let go at. him. If yer don't "Yer didn't fire when ther grizzly chased yer up ther drop him ther first shot give it ter him ag'in. An' then, saplin', did yer?" asked the scout, a broad grin on his if yer miss, keep on pumpin' lead at him. Yer kin bet face. that some one will be around ter take a hand in ther "No," was the reply; "I never thought about shootgame, if yer can't manage it alone." ing. I just mafle for the littl-: tree, dropping my gun as "I'll do just as .:you say, Charlie ." I did so. I was frightened, and I don't hesitate to admit The party now spread out at a distance of perhaps it. The next time it ma:y be different." thirty feet apart, Arietta keeping next to Wild. As Anna and Eloise did not care to take part in the It so happened that Norman Gibbs got to the extreme grizzly hunt, it was necessary that some one should releft of the line. main in camp with them. He pushed on through the bushes, and, as luck would Jim Dart volunteered, declaring that he would ta'ke a have it, he suddenly came upon a big female grizzly, with little turn at it in the a fternoon. two half-grown cubs near her. J Arietta was always anxious to go, for she had learned The tenderfoot was partly prepared for the sight, and to like danger so well that she could hardly keep away as he had reallybeen wishing for a chance to distinguish from it. himself, he dicl not become frightened. But she knew that no grizzly could get the best of her, The grizzly uttered a fierce growl as he stepped before not if she saw him first and had time to act. I her, it being heard by Cheyenne Charlie, who was next Q The girl was too .cool for that. his right. A shot from her rifle was just as deadly as one from "Give it ter him!" called out the scout, thougp he her dashing young lover's. could not see the bear. The party was 1n_ot long in ready to Orang! Cheyenne Charlie and Dan Gibbs were assigned the The Tenderfoot Tounst fired and landed a bullet in leaders, and they were much pleased over it. the animal 's right side. .A Both knew pretty well where to go to find grizzlies, That was enough to put the grizzly on the aggressive, and as Dan was sure there were lots of them around, it and, raising upon her hind legs, she came for h!m, growl-. I looked as though they were going to have all the sport ing fiercely. they wanted in that line. Orang! l Hop went along with one of the pack horses, so he could This time Norman took better aim and the stag: carry the pelts and the other game they shot back to the gered and rolled over camp. "Hurrah!" he shouted, waving his hat. "I'veshot .a The r est went on foot, 0 course, for hunting grizzlies real grizzly! Hurrah!" is seldom do:m.e on hor seback. The next minute Cheyenne Charlie appeared on the A five or ten mile walk was not much for even Ari scene etta, since her outdoor life had trained her to what might "Blamed i yer ain't shot. one!" he exclaimed "Hooray have been deemed hardships by some. fur ther Tenderfoot Tourist!" They struck out up a long descent, at the top 0 which the trees and undergrowth were so thick that to look ahead it seemed almost impossible to penetrate them. But 1 Charlie knew that they could get through, and he bent on striking luck as socm as possible. Hunting was one thing and getting the game they were after another. .. Fully two miles were covered before they came upon any grizzly tracks. They had reached a point about a mile back 0 the spot the tenderfoot and his cousin had camped upon, and. when Charlie struck fresh be'ar tracks he declared CHAPTER IX. "BOW LEG JOHNNY" JOINS THE VILLAINS. Ripper Sam and his two friends were not a little fright ened when the clever Chinaman banged away at them with his 're volver. Bull the back .0 his neck singed, too, and tha t caused him to urge his horse all the faster.

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YOUNG W I LD WEST AND THE TENDERFOOT 'l'OURIS T. 15 They kept on riding until they were sure they were swered Reed. "How l ong have you been here, R e d s kin?" at a safe distance, and then they slowed down. He struck another match as he spoke, and t h e India n Jake Reed was the first to make a comment on what stalked out and stoocl before them. had happened. He was a dirty looking Comanche, attired in a ragged "Well, I sorter reckon that yer know what kind of a soldier uniform, a batfered high hat on his head galoot Young Wild West is now,'' he remarked, as he "Me Bow Leg J obnny,'' he declared as h e out cast a g l ance behind him. "He was watchin' his chest "Me good Injun." every move yer made, Sam. It's quite likely that h'e "All right, Bow Leg J ohnny,'' said Reed I s anybody knowed jest what you was up ter." with yer ?" "How could he have it?'}. Sam asked, gruffly. "No; me come alone. Me got pony, that's all." "Well, he could imagine it, I s'pose He's one of ther "Well, I reckon you don't care if we stop here with yer kind of galoots what knows a good deal more than be to-night, do yer ?" oughter, yer know He sartinly did nail us, didn't he?" "Me like." "An' jest when we thought we had things dead ter I' Good! That's ther way I like ter hear a galoot talk. rights,'' added Bull, shaking his head. "Boys, we're a S'pose we light up a iittle fire ter keep ther animals away? blamed sight worse offnow than we was afore we sjartecl Bull, you're a might good hand at makin' a fire Let your out ter git ther tenderfoot's money That heathen Chi self go!" -l nee beat us out of about all we had in ther poker game, "All right,'' was Bull's answer, and he was soon break an' then Sam has ter lose his job, after gittin' catched ing up some dry branches to lighting them. stealin' a pocketbook with only six dollars in it. This is In a very few minutes a fire was kindled near the mouth what I calls tough, no matter how yfd try ter put it!". of the cave, and then it was that the pony belonging to "Yes, it's tough. But we sorter got off putty easy, the Indian could be seen tied to a nearby tree though, didn't we?" Bull observed. Bow Leg Johnny took a good look at his three guests, "Oh, I knowed nothin' much wouldn't be done ter us," and he nodded his head, approvingly. Reed "Young Wild West deals square with a It was evident that he liked the looks of them pretty feller, all right. But, jest ther same, be ain't done with well. me-not yet!" he was shrewd enough to guess that they were "I'd sorter like tei; git square with ther young galoot like himself-villains. myself,'' said Sam About the only things they had with them in the way "Well, jest leave it ter me ter think of a way ter fix it. I of a camping outfit consisted of some blankets and a fry 'rhat money ther tenderfoot has got, as well as what tber ing pan and coffee kettle. rest of 'em has got, is gain' ter be ours. You see if it When they had started they figured on what ain't, boys! We'll find a way ter clean out ther whole they lacked from the tenderfoot and his cousin at the bunch of 'em; an' if Young Wild West only gives me a same time they got the money good chance I'll put an end ter his career in a jiffy." The Indian was worse off than they were in this li ne, "A mighty good job it will be, too," Bull haste n ed to fur he barely had one ragged blanket. aver "What are yer doin' here alone, Bow Leg?" 'tlsKed Jake "But we want ter be sure what we're doin' afore we try Reea, as he took a seat in the light cast out by the fire anything like that,'' Ripper Sam remarked, with a shake and looked ail: the Comanche steadi l y of his head. "What you do here?" 'rhe three rode on until they came to the spot where "We're here fur ther purpose of makin' money .'' Reed and Bull had camped temporarily that evening. "Injun here to make money, too Then they halted and dismounted. "Ah! You're lookin' fur some one what's got t h e r "I reckon this will do till mornin'," said Reed, nodmoney, I' reckon?" ding his "Me an' Bull knows what's here, 'cause we "You look for somebody got money?" came the reply. was ther ground over afore dark There's water "Yes; I don't mind tellin' yer that much You're right here, an' a cave ter git in, if it comes on ter storm." crooked, an' so are we. I wouldn't have ter look twice at ''Where's ther cave?" asked Sam, trying to peer yer ter know that you was a rascal. y OU said yer was a through the darkness good Injun; but that don't amount ter anything You' r e "Right over here. Come on; I'll show yer. about ther same kind of a good Injun as we are goo d Reed led his horse close to a cliff, and the next minute white men. Do yer own up ter it, Bow L eg?" he halted and struck a match. The Comanche grinned. !'' he ejaculated, starting back and letting "You heap much smart," he said. "You tell m e who the match drop to the ground "There's some one here, you look for to find money, and me tell you who me look boys!" for to find money?" What he .said was true, for all three of them Jiad seen "Well, we're lookin' fur two men what's come o u t h ere the form of a man crouching in the cave, near its mouth. ter hunt. One of 'em is a tenderfoot from ther East." "Ugh!" exclaimed a guttural voice. "What matter The redskin looked interested. with palefaces?" But it was evid<:mt that he was not afte r the same game. "It's an Injun !" gasped Bull. "Two men you look for got plenty money?" he asked. "Me good Injun,'' came from the cave. "About t h ree thousand doll ars, I recko n,'' was the "All right. Them's ther kind we want ter see,'' anreply

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16 YOUNG WILD WEST AND 'rHE .TOURIST. "Me look for man who got more thaDt ten thousand dollars." "Is that so ? The three villains asked the question almost as if in one voice. Bow Leg Johnny put on a wise look. 'rhen he got more confidential and related how he liad come out to meet a who had sold his claim some where in the mountains, and who was on his way 1;o his home in The rascally Indian 1iad learned this while doing some work on the farm that belOnged to the brother of the successful miner, and he had started out for the purpose of intercepting him and robbing him of his money 'I'he n,ame of the man he was after was Robert Snow, he said, and he was coming along with a Chinaman and two pack mules. When he got tprough with his story he noddeCl to the villainous white 'men and $aid: "You hel p In.jun get the ten thousand and me help you get the three thousand." "It's a go!" exclaimed Ripper Sam "Put her there, Bow Leg!" Jake Reed and Bull were just as eager to shake with the Comanche and call it a and >y.hen they-had done so they all felt that they understood each other much better. 'l'he redskin was a very sh:rewd fellow, in spite of his dirty and uncouth appearance. He claimed to have judged things to a nicety, and as he was thoroughly acquainted with the different mountain trails he claimed to know the one the returning miner would follow. his was only half a mile from the cave, he went on to .say, and he expected to meet him inside of forty-eight hours. "Me gef plenty of talk from Fa;mer Snow/' he added. "He tell me all it. Me listen and say all right. Then me get sick and no work. Me go to town to see doctor. Ha., ha, ha !'J "Ther doctor you're lookin' fur is a pile of money, I "Bow Leg," said Jake Reed, "I reckon we've got ter git ready fur business. Now, remember that ther two galoots we're after is with some friends what khows Ii.ow ter We've got ter go mighty careful a.bout it." CHAPTER X. HOP AND "BOW LEG JOHNNY." Wild and the rest appeared on the scene, and when they saw the dying grizzly and the two frightened cubs ihey knew wrat had happened without the scout telling them. 1 Norman Gibbs, his face wreathed in stood near his big game, rifle in band. "Give it to ther cubs," said the scout. "Yer might as well have ther name of 'em all out. They'll qnly be after some farmer's sheep in a couple of months from now. Plug 'em, Norman!" Orang! The tourist fired at the nearest one and sent it rollipg in the dust. The other was scampering away, so Charlie fired at it and brought it down. "This is what I calls putty good, fur a starter," he ob served, as he looked at Wild and Arietta and grinned. "Ther tenderfoot will soon learn, I reckon." "He's sartinly doin' fine," Dan spoke up. "That's ther pelt that must go East. I'll jest git it off." "l'll help yer," spoke up the scout. "I'm putty good atthat kind of business, though it ain't very often that I ta.ckle grizzlies." "Me allee samee helpee, too, so be," said who hap pened to rea_ch the scene with them. "Me allee samee likee skin um glizzly." With the three at work the pelts were soon removed f om both the old bear and the cubs. Then they started ov. their way, looking for more big repkon," said Sam, joining in the laugh. game. "Money heap much medicine," was the reply. Since the grizzlies were a pest to the sheep They talked it over for an hour or more, and then, an_d cattlemen, hero was perfectly willmg to help having come to a satisf::tctory arrangement as to the divi-1 thm them out a sion of the money when they got it, they turned in, leav-It was hardly a common thmg for grizzlies to come so ing some thick pieces of wood smouldering on the fire to close to civilization, but no.w and then they got so numerfrighten away prowling animals. ous that they could not all find the food they wanted. l'he ;night passed away and morning dawneq. This happened to be one of the timEf, it being in But the sun was at least half an houy high bef?re the fall of and re.ally no hunters to speak of _at work ID four villains were up and stirring. that particular reg10n. They cooked some venison that. they had saved from a 'rhe grizzly hunters, as we mu.st them now, pushed deer had been shot the morning before, and this was on, leaving Hop to follow them with the pack horse and washed down with water from the little brook that rippled pick up the pelts they left fo:i; him until be got a load. down the mountainside and lost itself in 1tbe wide creek Of course, there might be a deer or two, as well e.s some many miles below. other smaller. game, ,so it would not be very 1ong before It was not long after the meal had been finished when he got a load. they heard a rifle shot not far away. 'rhen he would return to the camp and come back This was quickly followed by another, and then it was again. that the three villain?us white men became uneasy: Hop was just getting ready to start af.ter --.them when It occurred to them right away that Young Wild West an Indian emerged from the bushes. and his friends must be close at hand. It was Bow Leg Johnny. '- '.I

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YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE TENDER.FOOT TOURIST. 17 The villains had made their way cautiously to the spot, the chance to enjoy a good cigar, such as the one he had and had got there just in time to see the rest leaving. in his hand appeared to be. As he had been toid how the Comanche had won the He lighted it, and, after giving a puff or two and money from the three villains, the Comanche was eager breathing some of the smoke through his nostrils, he to get hold of him and rob him. looked at the Chinaman and exclaimed: Ripper Sam and his two friends went along after our "You give me your money, or me shoot!" hero and the hoping to get a chance at them, and Out came his revolver, a rusty Colt's, but no doubt one Bow Leg Johnny remained to fix up Hop. that was in order to shoot. "Ugh!" said the redskin, as he walked up to Hop, try"Me no gottee money," answered Hop, at him, ing to look pleasant. f for he knew it would only be a matter of a few seconds At first the Chinaman was going to call out to Young before something else would shoot in place of the revol Wild West, but it occurred to him that he could take care ver. of one dirty Indian, so he did not. "Chinee heap much lie! You got plenty money. Ugh!" He smiled blandly and retorted: Bow Leg made a threatening attitude with his weapon, "Ugh! Me allee samee likee big Injun, so be. Me and then he gave another good puff at his cigar. eat muchee and allce same dlink plenty firewatler Ugh!" During the few seconds he was standing there, waiting Then he put on a fierce expression of countenance and for the cigar to explode, Hop made up his mind to make began dancing around the pack horse. the redskin a prisoner. "Chinee heap much fool!" declared Bow Leg. He had showed himself to be a rascal_ pure simple, "Le8skin allee samee makee lillee mistakee i me allee and he felt that it would be a smart thmg for him to do light, so be." ..if he could capture him. < "Chinee got firewa+er?" asked the redskin .for since He would have some fun with hlill, if nothmg more. "M tt h t d M he had heard mention of it, he felt like having some. e no go ee money, e rep.ea e e givee you "Me gottee lillee bit of tancrlefoot was the reply hllee tanglefoot and um goodee cigar, and now you allee 0 t Then Hop produced a :flask 'that was nearly fuli and samee wan ee--showed it to the Indian. Bimg The :flask contained whisky, sure enough. Hop ha4 been through the belongings of the tender foot and cousin and he had unearthed two quart bot tles of the liquor. He had taken the biggest part of it, putting it in half pint .flasks. 'I'hree of the :flasks he had stowed away among his own appurtenances and two. he had brought with him. He was not averse to giving the Indian a drink, but he decided to take one first himself. "Here um velly goodee luckee," he said, as he removed the cork and placed the flask to his lips. Hop drank about half the contents, and then he passed the flask to the red s kin. Bow Leg was not lortg in finishing it, and, with a sigh of satisfaction he handed back the :flask. ".You Jrnvee um cigar,, so be?" Hop asked, offering him a cigar that had a pretty goodly quantity of gunpowder !h it. ; a The Comanche smiled. "Chinee heap much nice," he said, as he took iti But Hop could imagine that he meant to rob hi;rn, and he
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I YOUNG WILD W.EST AND THE TENDERFOOT TOURIST. \ :..: 7-cHully up, Misler Charlie!" cried Hop, ( Urn big glizzly aliee samee eatee up um bad ledskin whattee me tie, so be." The scout quickly caught sight 0 the grizzly and its intended victim He was not the one to let even a bad Indian perish in that way, so, throwing hi s rifle to his shoulder, he took a quick aim and pulled the trigger. Orang! 'rl1e grizzly staggered back, and Bow Leg Johnny l et out a yell. ( CHAPTER XI. ARIETTA DISAPPEARS. "Maybe a grizzly got hold 0 her," suggested Norman, his ace pale with fear and consternation. / The young man surely thought a bear had Ari etta off, or h e never once stopped to think whether or not bears were in the habit 0 doing such things. Wild made a hurried examination of the ground. It happened to be pretty soft right there, and when he found the imprints 0 hobnailed boots he knew that hi s worst ear s had been realized Arietta had through the agency of human beings, and one 0 her abductors wore different boots from any of those in the party: That was enough 'rhe daring, young dead s hot now had a clue to work upon, and off he s tarted, following the trail through the bushes. Cheyenne Charlie was right behind him. Wild turned and saw him Youh g Wild \Vest,_ A:i;ietta and Dan Gibbs heard the "Go back and question the red ski n, Char l ie," he sa.id, report when the cigar Hop had given to the Comanche quickly. "I re ckon h e knows somet hin g about this busi explod ed, as well as the scout. ness. Find out what you can, and then come on." Wild and hi s sweet h eart knew right away that it was no "Right yer are, Wild," answered the scout, and he weapon and they readily guessed that Hop was up to quick l y trned and ran to the spot where the Comanche some of hi s tricks lay. But whe n they cau ght s ighCo the scout running in Hop had not left the !risoner, or h e h ad h eard jus t the direction the report had come from they also hurried enoug h to make him belii.eve that the Indian had not been that way. the only one prowling around the vicinity "What's up?" called out the Tenderfoot Touri st, who Norman he s itat e d a moment and then ran to catch was off to the left and thought that some one had shot at with our h ero; but Dan Gibbs followed Charlie. a. grizz ly. ;'The scout's ace wore an expression that :told plainl y "It ain t no hear this time, N orrnan," answered his that he meant bu s iness-. CO\lsin. "I don t know jest exact ly what it was, blamed I Leaping over the carcass of the grizz ly, for the huge ii I do!'' beast had given up the g ho s t b y this time, he grabbed "It was Hop who caused that report," Wild ha s tened i.he by the s hould e r and jerked him to a sitti ng to assure him. "I reckon--" pos ture. Ju";t a rifie s hot sounded. Out came hi s revol ver, and, pressing the muzzle hard It was Charlie's shot that saved the h elp l ess against the Comanche's temple, h e exclaimed: from being torn to pieces by the grizz l y "Now, then, you sneakin' redskin galoot! How many The act was that the scout had struck the tracks 0 was with yer when yer come her e? Hurry -qp Speak 'the animal jus t b efore th e exp lo sion occurred, and he had or off will go a big piece 0 you r bead! been following them when b e heard it. "Ugh!" came the fright e ned response. "Me tell! Me Wild and the rest thought they had better go and see tell!" what was up so they turned that way. "Go on and t e ll then." Ariett a was well in the rear, and not until they got An extra di g 0 the revolver' s muzz l e sent the redskin's \Upon the scene, and were li ste ning to Hop's explanation head flying back. \ of the affair, did any one miss her. "Three palefaces with me," said the Coman c he, hur"Et our hero called out "Where are you?" riecJ.ly, or there was no 'doubt but that he t h ought hi s lif e There was no answer. hung on a sing l e thread. Again b e called, this time almost at the top 0 his "What are their names-hurry up an' tell me! I voice. might press ther trigger 0 my gun a little too much, an' But there was no response. then there' d be a deadred sk in h ere." Mystified, for he had seen her within a few yards 0 "Sam, Jake a nd Bull," replied t h e Coma n che. him when he had started to find out what the shooting "Ah! I knowed it ther minute yer said they was was about, Wild hastened back three palefaces. Now, jest tell u s all about it, you pizen-He kept righ t on until h e reached the spot where he l ookin' coyote!" had last see n the girl. "Me teil!" Then h e paused and called out, loudly. "He did tell, too, not l eaving out anything, even to the But onl y the echo of his own voice came back to him. act that be was looking or the returning miner. "Something ha s happ e ned, Charlie," he said to the Cheyenne Charlie looked at him in disgust. eco"Ut, who was hurrying toward him. "Arietta was right "What is your name, Redskin ?'r he asked, again turnhere when I started to run, and I am sure s he meant to ing his revolver up on him. 'follow us. Some villain ha s s urpri sed her and carried "Bow Leg Johnny," came the rep ly. \her off, a s sure a s anything!" "All right, Mister Bow L eg Johnny! I reckon you're

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YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE TENDERFOOT TOUHlST. 19 about ther worst coward of a Comanche I ever run across. But you'llgit your medicine, all right. Hop, you take care of ther measly coyote. I'm goin' ter faller up Wild. He won't be lon g in findin' Arietta, I r eckon." ;c Allee light, 1\Iisler Charlie," repli ed the Chinaman. Charlie now bound e d away, and, taking the c u e that his services might be needed, Dan Gibbs sfall'ted after him. 1 There was no difficulty in following the trail Wild had taken, so Charlie moved' along at a lively p ace. Dan .soon caught up with him. But as yet neith e r had seen anything of the young or the t e nderfoot. The trail led on around the bush-covered slope, and when they at last reached a rocky ledge it became lost to them. But it was evident that those who had seized Arietta and carried her away had passed that way, and that Wild and the tenderfoot had done likewise. There was reall y no other way they could have gone, without pu s hing through the bushes on the right. But this had not been done, as the scout's practiced' eyes told him. r.rhey went along the l edge ca utious 4', for it was a bad p,lace to be caught b y a n e n emy, and there was[ no tell ing just what might hav e happ ened to the two who had prec eded them. Once at the end of the l edge they came to a s harp Then he suddenly saw his c ompa nion jerked from his feet, a flexible rope about his body. ,, =,,[ rr '11.he scout saw a man at the other e nd of the rope, and' as quickly a s he could he raisod h i s revolver and fired. As the report rang out tl e was a sh arp cry of pain and the rope slackened Dan lost no time in freeing himself, 'a nd then he quick.: 1y followed the scout's example and got behind a roc k "I r eckon t h er three galoot s has got Wild an' ther ten derfoot," said the scout, shaki n g his head, as he kept a sha rp watch ahead. "But yer kin jest bet your life that they ain't goin ter git u s !" Crack! The report of a revolver sounded and a bullet hit the rock. "Wow! Help! I'm shot!" yelled the scout, as thougfi t I m grea agony A yell of derision sound ed, and th e n a man came run ning that way, revolver in hand. I t was Bull. The blood was st reaming from his left hand, showing that he was the o ne who had been hit. CHAPTER XII. BOLL SHUFFLES OUT OF THE GAME. ascent b e twe e n two big, bowl-shaped rocks The three v ill ains were not lon g in finding Young \ ,But there was no soft earth to show them any Wild West and the rest, after they left the Indian to take tracks, so they went on up. charge of Hop Wah. Once at the top, they came upo,n fresh footprints. But tliey did nothing more than to watch them closely, ''I reckon we're on ther :eight trai l a ll right," said the for they were all afraid to attack them, either open ly or. scout, in a whisper. "Jest be ready fur somet hin ter from under cover of t h e bushes. hap.pen Dan." f They hun g around, however, and soon a chance came 'I' ll be n ght there, Charlie," was the repl y that they could not resist / Dan was a man of con side rabl e expe rience, and ; though It had not occurred to them to try and make a pris he had never actually courted danger much, he was not oner of Arietta unti l they saw her temporarily alone :' the one to flee. rl'hen Jake Reed became imbued with the idea and it The trail led on through the thicket to the left, and was promptly acted upon. when the scout saw a piece of s ilk fringe h a n ging to a 1So well did they work it that the girl was seized and bush he at once recognized it as having come from Arioverpowered before she could utter a cry etta's dress. It took a ll three of them to do it, but it was done It puzzled him to think that Wild had left it there, quickly and conclusive ly. however, and he came to a pause. Arietta was borne away, her own handkerchief stuffed "I reckon somethin's wrong ag'in," h e said "If Wild in her mouth to prevent h er from making an outcry. had seen that he have picked it he could, I The fact was that neither of t h e men had figured on mean." what the outcome of such a proceeding would be. Reed "What do you think, then?" asked Dan, l ooki n g s urh ad suggested it without thinking, and his companion prised. had in the same way. "Well, it mi ght be that Wild run inter a trap ther But w4en they hurriedly left the s pot they began to galoots set fur him; it might be that he diail.'t come think. this way." 1 What to do with their fair \.capt ive they did not know. "Can't we tell by the footprints?" But they must get a\vay, so they kept on going. "No; they ain't plain enough fur that." "Jumpin' catamounts!" excla imed Ripper Sam, as he Th e hunter shrugged hi s shoulders. hastened along with Reed, who was carrying the girl. "There's onfy one thing we kin do, an' that's keep on "We '11 catch it for this! Make ther gal run, Jake; we' ll goin', I s'pose," he said, after a short interval of silence." git along faster. You can't expect ter carry her till we "'Yes; come on." git a hidin' place.'' The y had not taken mor e than a dozen steps when the "That's right," a n swered the villain, and then Arietta whizz of a lariat was heard. was put on the gro und. .. Charlie dropped flat to the g round !J.s as a flash. "Trot along, now, miss!" exclaimed Bull showing her I

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/ YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE TENDERFOOT TOURIST. revolver "Yer ought ter be able ter guess that we revolver in hand, he made his way into the bushes, '\ ain't ther ones as kin be fooled with. We've got ourselves thr::iugh which the trail went. a muss by catchin' y er, an' yer kin bet that we ain't Suclaenly, without the least warning, a rope encircled goin' ter snffer any fur it, not if we kin help it. J tlst his body and he was pulled into the thicket. trot along,' now!" 1Whizz The girl realized that sJe could not gail} anything by A lariat caught the tenderfoot a few seconds later and refusing to obey, so slie did as she was though he was treated in the same manner. not yery fast. I ild uttered a sharp cry to warn Norman, but that In this way they reached tpe ledge a few minutes later. was all, for a heavy hnnd was pressed over his mouth. As they went along the fedge a thought struck Jake But, no matter what he might have said, it wouid have Red, who was much tbe cooler of the three. done no good, for Norman was nat enough trained in such "I reckon Young Wild West will be right after us, matters dodge the lariat. boys," he remarked. "So here's ther spot fur us ter lay Two of them had hold of our hero, while the thi,_d easiur him. If we kin manage ter catch him I reckon we'll ily mastered the tenderfoot.' be what yer might call right on top." In a very short time both were disarmed and bound. '"But what's ter be dope with him, if we do catch him?" Then the villains coolly we:Qt through them and re asked Ripper Sam. lieved them of what money they had. "Do with him? Why, kill ther young galoot, of It so happened that Norman had all his money on his course person, and they were much elated at getting hold of it. "If we done that we'll have ter kiV all ther others, or Wild had considerable money, too, and it was received else git killed ourselves, "I reckon." by the three with no little satisfaction. "Well, if we don't kill Young Wild West we might tie Arietta sat on the ground, unable to do a thing toward him somewhere, after takin' what money he'J got," said helping her dashing young lover and his companion. Bull. Wild looked at ..her and smiled, as he was fq[ced up "I reckon that would be ther best way. Tie him till close to her. l we git ther rest, anyhow "They have got all the best of it now, Et," he said. "Well, come on up here. By jingo! there's a better "But it won't be for long. They won't stand a ghost of a place than this! See ther bushes up there? We'll lay show pretty soon." there fur 'em." "We won't, eh?" spoke up Jake Reed. "We'll see about "Which way is our horses from here?" asked Bull, who that, Young Wild We've got your money, an' it's was the first to remember that tliey had left their horses a m,ighty sure thing that yer won't ever git it back, even near the cave when they started out to find out what the lf yer are let live! Since we've had sich good luck at shooting was about. catchjn' you, we'll try an' git ther rest It are most likely "Right below us, less than half a mile," answered Reed. that they'll be along lookin' fur yer putty soon." "As soon as we catch Young Wild West, an' whoever else "S'pose we tie 'em ter ther trees over ther ?"suggestcomes along, wf'll mah fur ther cave, takin' :em along ed Bull. "'Fhen we'll have a good show at ther rest." with us. We may stay there, or we may mount an' ride "Jest ther thing!" Reed "Go ahead an' tie away. That ain't ter be said jest yet. Circumstances 'em to ther trees will alter cases, I reckon." Three trees r!ght close together were selected and the The villains had brought their lariats with them, and, prisoners were quickly bound to them. forgetful of the fact th\it the redskin might have been Then the villains sat down and waited for some one caught, they prepared to trap our hero when he1 came else to appear. alorig. They were pretty patient about it, and, as the reader They had hardly got ready for him when they heard knows, they made a good try to increase the number of him coming. prisoners they had when the scout and Dan Gibbs came As soft as the boy's footsteps were, they could hear along : the sounds. But it was a failure, and when Bull found that he h ad But once over the rocky part of the trail and they been wounded on the left handoy the scout's bullet ne could no longer hear them. grew suddenly desperate al}d fired with his revol-Just then, however, others were heard. ver. 'rhe Tenderfoot Tourist was not nearly as cautious as rusa. the scout worked fooled him completely, and, was our hero, and he was letting his presence be known. thml\:mg he had wounded on'e of the searchers, he It so happened that he came upoh Wild just as he bou:tttled forward like a ffuot, bent on shooting 'the other reached the top of the the moment he laid eyes upon him. Wild was expecting something to happen, and he had But Charlie was not the ma to fool with. both eyes and ears open / Crack! 'l'he young deadshot was. remarkably cool, for that was Bull threw up his hands and fell ,to the ground, a groan his way, no matter what the cbnditions were. escaping his lips. When he was a small boy h(:) learned that getting ex_ Ripper Sam and Jake were thunderstruck when cited over a thing wns the worst thing one could do, and they saw that their companion did not get up. bad profited by the experience. They were crouching behind the bushes, fully expectHe motioned Norman Gibbs to tread softly, and then, ing that a rush would be made for them. --. I I

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YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE TENDERFOOT TOURIST. H there had been it is doubtful if their aim would have provn accurate just then. But the scout and Dan were not taki1ng any such chances. 1 They gave the villains the ciedit of being much more dangerous Lhan they really were. "Hello, Wild!" called out the scout, after a short si lence. "Hello, Charlie!" "Is Arietta there?" "Yes, the tenderfoot, too." "Are yer all right?" "Well, we'r e tied to trees, so we can't move." "Shet up!" roared Jake Reed. "Shet up, or we'll kill yer !" "Don't yer. try nothin' like that, you sneakin' galoot!" shouted the scout "I'm gittin' ready ter draw a bead on yer now. When I pull ther trigger you're goin' ter step out! You hear what I say!" This had a wonderful effect on t]fe two villains. 'rhey held a short, whispered conversation and then started to creep away from the sppt They had barely got out of sight behind tne hashes when a growl so1g1ded off to the right and a big grizzly came toward the three prisoners. Just why there were so many of them around our hero did not know; but he did know that they were in dan ger. "Come here, Charlie!" he called out. "The two galootS have lit out, ancl here comes a grizzly after us!" CHAPTER XIIL 1.'HE VlLLAINS KEEP AT THEIR GAME. Ripper Sam ancl Jake Reed would not have dared to attempt to recover the body of Bull, even if they hacl not been in an awful hurry to get away. They could easily judge how quickly Cheyenne Charlie would drop them 1if they showed themselves. They made for the Cfl,Ve as fast as they could. l'he face of Sam was rather pale, and there was a hunt ed look in his eyes wh,ich his companion could not fail to notice. "Yer ain't gittin' scared, are yer, Sam?" Reed asked, trying to make out that he was entirely indifferent. "See here!" came the reply. "Bull was a pa rd to you, wasn't he?" "He s.a1tinly was, an' a good one, too." ".An' yet you don't seem ter mind it 'cause he's passed in his chips." "What's ther use( He got his medicine, an' that's all there is to it! It wouldn't pay me ter set down an' cry over it, would it? Then, ag'in, it makes all ther more money fur me. 'l'here's only two ter divide up ther boodle with now. As soon as we git to ther cave you had better hand over half of 'it, Sam. I was satisfied ter let you keep it till we got through with Young Wild West; an' I reckon we're about through with him now. I am, as fur as want-in' te; see anything more of him is conceriwd." "No; nor I don't want nothin' more ter do with him{ either. Hello Hear that yellin' back there? An' dil'l.-8 yer hear ther rifle shot jest now ?1 I wonder what it's all about?,; "Why, didn't yer hear Young Wild West yell out that there was a grizzly comin' fur 'em, jest as we left? These woods s full of ther pesky bears. There's so many of 'em that they all can't git enough ter eat. I jest wish no one had been close enough ter cut 'em loose, an' a big grizzly got after 'em! He'd make short work of Young Wild West an' ther Tenderfoot Tourist!" "An' ther gal, too, Jake. Yer furgit about her, I reckon. She was tied as well as they was." "Well, that's all right. She could git tore ter pieces by a grizzly's claws, too, as fur a:;; I'm concerned." "But she's sich a putty gal, yer know." "That won't make no difference. She could be as ugly as sin, an' it wouldn't make no difference ter us-or a grizzly, either." Jake Reed actually smiled when said this, which s howed that he was beginning to feel easier. The two were hastening through the woods while t he conversation was being carried on, and the first thing they knew they came in sight of the cave they were heading for. "Well, what is it, go or stay asked Sam, a:r;ix-' iously. "I reckon we'd better go," was the reply. "But jest shell out half that money first. I want ter make sure of that. If I do go under I want my share in my pocket when it happr,ns. There's nothin' like takin' yer wealth with yer, as fur as yer kin." Again the villain smiled But his companion saw nothing humorous about it. He hurriedly pulled out the two sums of money that hac1 been t.a.ken from Young Wild West ancl the Tender foot Touri st, and then t he two quickly counted it over. "Putty nigh four thousand!" e:x;claimed Reed, ly. "That's a mighty good haul, I reckon. I wonder how ther redskin galoot will make out? Ha, ha, ha! I s'pose Young Wild West's pards got him. Well, if they did, it's a mighty good thing. What do we want with a greasy, old red skin hangin' around after us, anyhow?" It took some little time to count out the money a.nd divide it, and when it was done the two men mounted their horses, after first turning loose the ones Bull and the Comanche had left there. They took with them all they had, too, as they did not know just when they were going to strike civilization. The fact that they had robbed Young Wild West was enough to make them feel like getting as far away from the vicinity as they 1c0uld. The y struck out almost due west, and in less than 'ten minutes they came upon a wagori trail. / "This IJl.Ust be ther regular trail that leads inter Town send," said Reed, as he looked around to get his bear ings. "It is," was the reply of his companion. "I've been here afore, an' I know it. This is ther way ther galoot ther Injun was talkin' about was ter come, most likely." "I hope it is, an' we meet him, that's all." "Well, I don't care whether we meet ther man or not.

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YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE TENDERFOOT TOURIST. I reckon I've got about as much as I expected ter git when I hired out with Dan Gibbs an' his tenderfoot cousin' and that's sayin' a whole lot." "I know it is sayin' a whole lot. But jest think of me I've got a blamed sight more than I expected ter git when I started out." "An' you 've lost yer pard, too." ''Well, what of it? Don't talk about it, will yer? Bull was as good a pard as ever a man had; but he's gone now, an' that's ther end of him. Ther e ain't no use in fetchin' it up about him every once in a while." "All right, then; we'll drop him. We'll look out fur ourselves now, an' see that we don t git the r same fate." It never seemed to occur to the two villains that they wonld be pursued. Consequently they did not ride a s fast as they could have done, nor did they get away as soon Just why this never occurred to them, it is hard to &ay. If a person is robbed of a goodly sum of money it is only natural that he will try to get it back. They both felt s ure of that. "So yer didn't have much luck at minin', eh?" queried Reed. "Not much," was the reply. "An' yer wouldn't advise us ter try our luck, then?" "Well, I don't want to advise yer either way, strang ers. Yer kin do as yer please about it. Do yer _belong in Townsend, or anywhere around here?" "We both belong in Townsend," Sam hastened to answer. ''An' you're headin' fur a minin' camp?" ,yes; that's right." "Ain't got much of an outfit, have yer?" and the miner shrugged his shoulders. "No; but we've got ther money ter buy one wliel'l we git there." "Oh Well, that is all right, then. I wish yer mighty good luck, that's all I kin say." "Hold on, stranger! Jake Reed whipped out a revolver as quick as a :fl.ash and covered "the man. But the two men simply thought of what they had got, andr they were now going to get to some other part of "What c1o you want?" was the surprised query. the State. "We want ther money you're fetchin' back from ther They rode along the trail for about ten miles and then minin' camp yer was at. Come Shell out! We ain't they su: ddenly saw two horsemen approaching, with a goin' ter stand no foolin', 'cause we knowed yer was comcouple oi pack mules following behind them. in', an' on takin' what you've got. ii "Hooray t" cried Reed,. in a tone of voice. At the Chmaman let out a yell for_ help, ahd, turn Here comes ther galoot ther Injun was lookin' fur. See, rmg lus horse, galloped back over the trail. he 's rot a heathen Chinee with him!" Crack! "T" Rinper Sam fired and shot him dead before he was hat's right, Jake," salc1 Sam hi s eyes brightening. "I s'pose we may as well git what h e's got, too. It'll make twenty yards away. it all ther better fur u s." Seeing this the miner gave in, his face now as pale as "Sartin. We mu s t have it. Now, jest leave it ter me. I'll fix him putty quick. We won t l e t him know that we're anything wrong till we git talking to him. Then, when I whips out my gun an' covers him you'll know what ter do." "All right, Jake. We're in it now, so we may as well go our whole length." The two galloped along the trail and rapidly neared the approaching pair. To all appearances, the man mi ght have been a hunter, with a Chinaman cook, for there was some game slung over the back of one of the mules, and some pelts as well. But there was almost a certainty that it was the returning miner, and that he had as much as the redskin had said. As Reed and Ripper Sam rode up and halted before the man and the Chinaman they called out a cheery "Good mornin', stranger!" and the horseman returned the salute. "Which way are yer bound?" Reed asked him, while the sleepy Chinaman looked on indifferently. "I'm bound fur Townsend," was the reply. "Which way are you goin' ?" "We're headin' further mines," answered Ripper Sam. "Is that so? Well, if yer don't have no better luck than I did it won't pay yer much." But the way the man s poke showed that he was simp l y trying to throw them off. death. <>Jt is too bad," he said, with a groan. "To think that I cou ld get so near home without being Iioth'ered, an' now I've got to lose all I've got Ain't there no one ter help me?" "I reckon there is, my friend!" As the startling reply came Young Wild West darte!l from behind a bend in the trail and stood before them. CHAPTER XIV. HOW BOW LEG JOHNNY C.A.ME TO HIS END. I As Wild called out to him Cheyenne Charlie bounded forward like a shot, his rifle readJ. for use. The scout knew that he would little show with a revolver unless it was at very close range, so he wa,s ready for business. He was just in time to see the grizzly ambling slowly toward the three prisoners, and, with a nod of satisfac tion, he threw the rifte to his shoulder and fired. Down went the bear in a heap, for the bullet had pierced its heart. 'fhen our hero led in a cheer, for he felt like letting the villains know that they were all right. Dan Gibbs hurried forward and assisted in them, and our hero was not long in gathering_ up his belt

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,/ YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE TENDERFOO r TOURIST. 23. and w eapo ns, which the villains had neglected to take "Chinee have cigar that make heap much noise," he with them. s aid. 'rhen, after matters had been explained by all inter"You wantee s rnokee ?" Hop asked, quickly. ested, the young d eadsho't sai d : The Indian s hook his head in the negative. I reckon we' ll have to stop the grizzly hunt for a while "Injun no want to smoke; he want to eat," he an.-now. The two galoots must not be allowed to get away swered with the money they took from us, Norman." "You hungly ?" Hop asked, winking a't tlie re s t. "No," was the reply. "I can't afford to lose my money "Injun hungry; eat much;" was the reply. tha.t way. If I did I guess I would have to strike out "Allee light, l e n. You havee your bleakfast, so be?" for home, and not frnis h my tour of the West We will "Injun hun gry," was all Bow Leg would say. get the horses and ride after the m Wild." Hop went over 1(Q where the provisions were kept. "'l'hat's the i dea. Come on, everybody!" H e found a corn muffin that had been left from the Taking hi s s weetheart by the hand, our h ero l ed the morning mea l and, splitting it, he put a juicy piece of way back to the1 s pot, where Hop was g uarding the red -venison on one side and a s liver of stone / which he picked skin pri s oner. up from the g round on the other. Arietta 's face was radiant now, for s h e was happy to Then he took a vial from hi s pocket and s prinkle d a think that her peril had not l asted long. genero u s quantity of reddish powder on the meat. Hop was s ittin g n ear his captive, and when he saw Wild This was cayenn e pepper to seaso n the sa ndwich he was and Arietta coming hi s face broke into a h appy s mile. making. "Hoolay !" he shouted "Me velly glad to see you, When h e was r eady he placed the muffin together. Missy Alietta You makee poor Chinee allee s amee The n ext thing h e did was to empty some of t he cay-sca re, so be." cnne pepper into a tin cup, filling the cup with coffee "Well, I hav e a way of alway s turning up, Hop," re afterward plied the girl, with a l a ugh. "The villain s cau ght me When thi s was s tirred to hi s liking h e carried the lunch very neatly. But it is a ll ri ght n ow." h e had prepared to the prisoner. "An' one of tlter galoots i s dead, Hop," spoke up the When Bow Leg Johnny sai d h e was hungr y he s poke scout "He w.as lookin fur it, so I give h im a bullet." the truth. "Servee allee same light," said Hop nodding hi s ap' 1 He was a lways that way, in fact, but particu l arly so just prova. get to the camp in a hurry, for we must get the now, for he had not been li v ing hi g h for the pas t week. hor ses and get after them," sai d Wild; "They have got hor ses, and the chances a r e that they are riding away The tenderfoot and the girls knew that the clever Chinow. It may be a lon g chase, but we must catch up with naman was playing a trick on him, but they did not care, them, and that i s all there i s to it!" so lon g as he did not injure h im. "Yes, we must catch up with them and get back the "Untie um led galoot's hands, my blother," said Hop money they sto l e fr.om u s," declared the Tenderfoot to Wing. "He no gittee 'way, so be." Tourist No 'one O'bje cte d and, finding that they did not, the Char li e c u t the bonds that h e ld the Indian' s ankles to -cook obeyed get her. rhen Hop handed over hi s sandwich and c up. "Fetch him along, Hop," h e said, h e ha stened after Bow Leg J ohnny would perhaps have thought somethe rest. thing was wrong if h e h ad not been very hungry "Allee li ght," replied Hop; "me allee samee fetchee As it was, h e pushed the sandwich to his moutli and Our friend s ran all the way to the camp made a bite, no doubt intending to take half of it at one .Tim was surp\ised to hear what had but he bite. lost no time in helping get the hor ses sad dled. But when hi s teeth fetched up on the fiat piece of. lt was decided that Norman Gibbs was to remain a t the .stone he got a jar to his n erves that cou ld have been cam p with the girfs and the two Chinamen, to look after anything but pleasant tl l W'ld d h' t t d D "Usrh '" h e exclaimed. 1e1r pnsoner, w u e i an is wo par ner s au an I went after the fugitive thieves Then h e pulled the 1 sandwich apnrt, and, throwing out 'rhe four were soon riding away 1 the stone, forced the whole morsel into his mouth. Then Hop amused the girlR by relating how he had He gave a couple of stro ng chews and then swallowed captured the red ski n. it. "Me allee samee blowee up with um cigar," he said. The coffee went to hi s mouth to swallow it down, and "M:e havee gittee plenty cigars, for me havee allee samee in less than three seconds the cup was emptied plenty fun, so be." There was a short s ilence an
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I 24 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE TENDERFOOT rrOURIST fiercely, but he was not s uffering as much as he made They had no fear that the villains woula be lying in out, however. ambush for them now, s ince they were quite s ure that He rolled around and managed to get among the they were making the b est of their time in flight. bushes. '1'hey followed the trail to th e cave, and then it was Then, all of a s udd e n, he sprang to his feet and ran e a s y to pick it up and go on till t}rny reached the wagon like a deer from the camp. trail. 'rhis action was so sudden that he got a good start be' "Boys, I reckon they've had a pre tty good dart, but fore one could make a move to s top him. ire ought to catch them by noon," sa id our hero. "Come Hop realized that his captive was escaping, and he right along, now!" was the first to run after him. I They rode hard along the trail, and about ten miie s Hop could run pre y fast, but the 9omanche was runfurther on what was their s urprise to catch sight of four ning to gain hi s liberty, and that lent him speed. horsemen at a halt in the distance. But the strangulation from the peppeT handicapped It was a good hal.E mil e away, but as they r eine d in him some, and the Chinaman rapidly gained upon him. their horses and took a look it was easy to see that two After Hop came :N orrnan Gibbs, his rifle in his hand. of the men were the one s they were afteT 'rhe girls ran along in hi s wake. "I reckon this is a sort of a surprise, eh, Wild?" sr id A little ove r a hundred yards from camp Hop the scout, smiling grimly "I allowed that they was a overtook the fugitive. good miles further than this I wonder who they are He grabbed him by the s hould e r, and 'the next second that they're talkin' ter? One of 'em i s a Chinee, all the two were rolling in tight embrace on the ground :;:ight." Bow L eg Johnny had no weapons, so he could not hurt "Come on; we' ll soon find out all about it, Charlie. the Chinaman much, anyhow Don't l e t them us, if it can be help ed." But he was altogether too powerful for Hop, though, Gauging the prop e r distance, om hero started ah ead, and he was getting the best of him. and as they rode down into a hollow the men di sappeared "Stoppee !" yelled the Chinaman "Lettee go my from their view neckee Me allee same e goodee Chinee Help! When they thought they were getting pretty close they Wild! Misler Wild!" brought their horses down to a walk Laughing heartily at the really comical situation, the In just about two minutes from the time they had Tenderfoot Tourist ran up to the assistance of the Celescaught sight of the horsemen wild di s mounted and starttial. eel for a bend in the trail on foot. He managed to / get the Indian off his opponent, but He could hear voices, and a s a revolver shot sounded Bow Leg Johnny did not stay to be made a prisoner he started forward on a run. again. He was just in time to appear before the astonished He hit Norman a heavy blow on the chin, and then, villains, as has been told, and as he answered the miner' s as the young man went staggering Iiackward, he grabbed appeal for help he stepped forward and covered the two his rifle and ran into the bushes. thieves ; The girls came to an involuntary halt. "Hold up your hands, you scoundrels!" he exclaimed. A desperate Indian with a rifle in his possession was "I reckon you've traveled the l ength of your rope. Up not a pleasant one to have near them. with your hands!" Crang They were caught, and they knew it, s o both Rip e r The redskin fired a shot and the bullet clipped a lock Sam and Jake Reed obeyed the command of hair from Arietta's head. "I am mighty glad you s howed up jest as yer did, The girl knew that something had to be done, and she young feller," said the miner, as he hurriedly dismountacted very qltickly ed "The galoots shot my Chinaman, and I suppose they Up went her revolver. would have .fixed me the same way b efo re they got Crack! through with me." Bow Leg Johnny uttered a sharp cry and dropped Just then Charlie, Jim and Dan Gibbs reached the His career had come to a sudd&i end. scene. "I didn't want to do that," Arietta explained, as the They quickly disarmed the ruffian s and then proceeded tenderfoot recovered his rifle and they started back for to bind them. the camp. "But if I had not shot him he would surely Wild started for the s pot where the was have shot some of u s." lying. "You' re a brave girl, Miss Arietta," said the tourist, As he neared it he was agreeably s urprised to see the admiringly. "Young Wild Wes t may well be proud to Cele1:>tial ari se to a sitting posture and look around him, have such a girl for a sweetheart." as though he had just awakened from an ordinary sleep. "Oh, there are plenty like me, I think," was the smil "I reckon your Chinaman i sn't dead, afte r all, my ing reply. "That is not the .firs t Indian I have shot." friend," he said, calling out to the miner. "What!" cried the astonished man. "Why, he dropped like a log when one of the scoundrels .fired. CHAPTER XV. THE THIEVES ARE ROUJ-WED UP. Wild rode along at the head of his partners a n d the hunter, and the ground was rapidly covered "Me allee samee fallee off um horse, Misler Snow," said. the Chinaman, rising to his feet. "'Me gittee pletty goodee shakee-up."

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YOUNG 1 WILD WEST AND THE TENDERFOOT TOURIST. 25 "Ther heathen galoot about ther same as om two does, Jim," temarked the scout, as a grin overspread his tanned countenance. "Well, they all talk about the same, I reckon," was the reply Wild made an examination of the Chinaman and found that the bullet had graze d the s ide of his skull, and this mu s t h ave stunne d hirn and caused 'him to fall as though dead. "How do you feel, Jing Ling?" tlie miner asked. "Allee light, the reply. "Um bad men allee same gittee ca tchee Lat velly goodee !" Wild soon learned that the min er's name was Robert Snow, an d that he was bound to his brother's farm, near the settlement called Townsend "Well, I r ecko n you'll get through all right,'' our hero said, after he had been told how the man had escaped anyth!ng like danger until he was met by the two ruf fians. "I reckon we'd better git what belongs to you an' ther tenderfoot, eh, Wild?" Charlie ventured, after pause in the conversation. "Yes, Charlie," was the rGply. "Perhaps they will tell you just where the money i s s o we won't have to make a search for it." "Half of it i s in my pocket an' half in his," spoke up Ripp er Sam, nodding to hi s companion in misery. "Right in my right-hand trousers pocket you'll find ther money "You're polite about it, too, ain't yer ?" said the scout, with a grin "Well, that's ther way ter be, I reckon. Yer might be treated a little nicer when ther rope is put around yer neck." Ripper Sam turned as white as a sheet. "Yer ain't gain' ter hang us, are yer ?" he cried. "I don't j est' know what Young Wild West means ter do with yer-\vhether it will be hangin' or shootin'," an swered the scout, as h e found the money and handed it to Wild. ":Mine's in my left pocket,'' said R ee d, hurriedly. ''Not yours--bnt mine!" corrected vVild, as he reached in the pocket to get it. "Well, I sorter thought it was mine after we it up I mad e a mistake in thinkin' so, it seems." In a few minutes the prisoners were tied upon the backs of their own hor ses, and then the party was ready to set out. Robert Snow was mor e than plea se d at finding such good friends, and h e declared that they must stop at his brother's ranch b efore they l eft the Rockies. Wild promised him that. they would, since it would not be much out of their way. "But we have got to finish our grizzly hunt first," he added. "We have a T enderfoot Touri s t in. our party, and we promised to give him all he wanted of that kind of sport." "Well, I hope he don't get too much of it. Grizzlies ain't tame birds not by a good deal." "I reckon not," spoke up Cheyenne Charlie "If you could. have seen him t reed by one a little before dark last night you'd hav e lau g hed. But h e didn't git discouraged, this mornin' h e shot one. I reckon it ain't every ten-. derfoot touri s t what kin go back East an' say he s hot a grizzly, speakin' ther truth when he says it." "No! I s hould s ay not!" In a few minute s they were on the move. Ripper Sam started to plead for his life with our hero, but he received no satisfact ion. At length they r eac h e d the camp, and when our hero and hi s partners heard how the Indian had been shot by Arietta they were much surprised. But no one was grieved. Wilq decided to take a walk and view the body of the Indian hi s sweetheart had s hot in se lf-defence. Arietta went with him to s how the way, and, seeing whe re they were headin g for, Norman Gibbs followed. As they neared the spot they heard a g rowl. "Another grizzly, a s I live!" exclaimed Wild. "I had no idea that there were any down h ere The woods is full of them, a s the sa ying goes. Run and get my rifle, Et!" The girl ha s tened to do as he requested, and then Wild, followed by the tenderfoot, pu s hed his way through the bushes. There was the grizzly squatting bes ide the body of Bow Leg Johnny, preparatory to making a meal of the remains. As the savage animal made a move to bit into the flesh of the body Wild fired a shot with his revolver. He did not want to allow anything like that, even if it was a dead Indian. 'l'he bullet pierced one of the bea s t's eyes, but did not reach the brain, and, with an angry snort, it' ca.me tea ring for t he two. "Run, Norman!" exclaimed Wild. "You don't stand any show with a revolv e r. His hid e is too tough. It would take a doze n s hot s to :IL" him, and then he wouldn t be dead yet." The tenderfoot started to run, but his toe caught upon the root of a tree and he went sprawlin g upon hi s face Then, much qui c ker t h a n Wild t hou ght for, the grizzly leaped forward and struck at the Tender foot Touri s t CHAPTER XVI. CONCLUSlON 'rhere was only one way to sa v e the Tenderfoot TQurist, and our hero realiz e d it. A s Norman rnal1e a n effort to ge t up the enraged beas t darted for him again Whipping out hi s bowie lmife, Young Wild Wes t met his grizzly. The, blade flas h e d in the. air, and, dod ging a blow from one of the powerful paws of the anil:nal, he sent it deep into the left s ide. Back he leaped, jus t in time to escape another blow. The grizzly staggered a f e w s teps backward and then fell. Norman, his face very pale, now stood at the side of the das hing boy-hero of the West. "That's the seconl1 time you have save d me, Young Wild West!" he exclaimed, f erve ntly. "I thank you for it: and I assure you that I am done with hunting griz zlies !" As they walked back to the camp they saw Hop and

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YOUNG WILD WEST A N D 'rHE TENDERFOOT TOURIST. Wing engaged in a v e r y e arnest conver s ation with Jing : Ling, the s ervant of Snow. J Cheyenne Charli e g rinned and s hru gg ed hi s s houlder s "Ain' t tha t a putty pict e r ?" li e a s k ed. "The y all look "!like, blamed if they don 't!" A s the conv e r s ation was b e in g ca rri e d on in genuine C hine s e no one c ould und e r s tand a word of but it was evident that Hop was doin g a littl e bra g ging, by the way h e was a cting What wa s more, Jing Ling s eemed to doubt hi s vera c ity. What 's the matter Win g ?" a s k e d Wild l o okin g a t the cook. I "Um Jing Ling no b e li e vee m y bloth e r v e ll y muc hee smartee Chine e," was the r e ad y an s w e r. "Oh, is that it? W e ll why don t h e prove it to him ?" "Me plove allee s a mee ve ll y mu c hee qui ckee, .Mis l e r w ild,' spoke up Hop. "Me t e llee um Jing Lin g m e plantee alle e samee fivee dollee bill, and m a kee whole lottee fivee dollee bill s glow in fivee minutes. H e sa y no s o me plov e it." "Well, go ah e ad W e' ll all watch you whil e you do it." Hop was mor e than willin g He pulled out hi s big, yellow s ilk handk e r c hi e f, and after holdin g i t up s o all might see it, nodd e d to hi s intended vic tim and said : "You givee m e urn bill a nd m e m a kee v e lly qui c kee. Jing Lin g qui c kly pro du ced a five d ollar bill and hand ed it over. Then Hop c ar e full y du g a little hol e in the g round with hi s finger s and, pla c ing t he bill in it, app e ar e d to cover it up with dirt. The c l e v e r Chin a m a n went t hrou g h a lot of motion s that seem e d v e r y my s t e riou s e v e n to the t e nderfoot, and then he sudd e nly jump e d in the air a nd exclaim ed: "Allee light!" He lifted the han d k e r c hi e f and s ur e e nou g h, a num ber of five-dollar )Jills, ruffl e d into all s hapes, w e r e l ying on the ground. 'rhe jaw of Jing Lin g dropp ed. It was plain that h e beli e ved that Hop ha d manag e d to make the bill he had plan te d produce the rest. He watched in s il e nce a s Hop pi c k e d out the bill s one by one, and smoothed them out on bis kn ee. But when he saw him pl a c e the roll in hi s poc k e t he exclaimed: "Whatee mattee? Me wantee my :fivee d o llee bill." "You allee s amee losee," was the bland r e pl y "Me plantee in um glound." The surprised Chinaman at once began di gg in g for the bill. He s truck a piece o f green pap e r ri g ht away and think in g he h a d it, h e leap e d to hi s feet ''Ha, ha ha!" l a u g h e d C heyenne C h a rli e "It ain t nothin but the r s t a mp off a c igar box !" Jing Lin g was a pretty a n g r y Chinee. But the r e was no use in a r g uin g the que s tion with Hop He talked him ri ght out of it, and finall y mad e him b e lie v e that it was a ll ri g ht. "1\:Ie takee um p iecee p a pee and puttee in um g lound and l e n m a kee turnee in um fivee d o llee bill so b e," H o p I declared for he knew Wild would sur e ly make him give the Chinaman 's money back. .Ti11g Lin g want e q to s ee it done, s o the clever fellow proceed e d with hi s s l e i g ht-of-hand p e rformance. H e buri e d the piece of pap e r, to all app e arance and the n, puttin g the h a ndker c hi e f o v er the s pot, w ent through hi s outlandi s h p e rformance a g ain. "Le r e !" h e exclaim e d s udd e nly, a s he s prang to hi s f e et. "You tak ee up um h a ndk e l c hi e f and you allee s amee findee um fivee doll e e bill." Jing Lin g bent over and lifted the handk e rchief. Then h e du g do11'll into the dirt, and s ure enough, h e bro11ght out a five dollar bill. "The r e I l'eckon that mak es you square now," s aid Wild lookin g at the s urprised and s ati sfie d Chinaman. "Hop i s too much for you, s o you had b etter not s ay that h e i s n t a smart man a g ain. "Me no s a y s ome more, s o b e;" w a s the retort. The balance of the da y was s p ent in hunting for gam e oth e r than griz zlies, thou g h two mor e wer e m e t with and despatch e d b y Cha rli e and Dan Gibbs The y had all had e nou g h of that kind of hunting for the r e had proved to b e s o many g rizzles in that parti cul a r s ection tha t hun t in g t h e m g ot r e ally monotonou s Norman Gibbs h a d t h e p elt o f the g ri zzly he had s hot a nd h e was s ati sfied. 'rhe n ext morning the y sef out for Town s end taking the pri s on e r s with them, and quit e a number of pelts and some g am e Though the Griz z ly hunt in 'the Roc kie s had not la s ted very lon g it had b e en a lively one while it did last. A ny how all w e r e s ati sfie d with it. Townsend was r e a c h e d in du e tim e and when the pris on e r s w e r e turned o v er to the a uthoritie s and Ripper Sam made a full c onfession, the re was not a little excitem ent in the place. But ri ght h e re we ma y a s w e ll state that Ripper Sam and Jake Reed w e r e duly trie d and convicted, and the n sent to pri s on to serve a rathe r l e n gthy term. Read e r this about ends the s tor y of "Young Wild Wes t and the T enderfo ot Touri st," for, after leaving the young man fro m Connecticut at Townsend, they never ran across him a g ain. But the y all hop e d that he had been sati sfied with hi s tour of the West and had nothing but good wis he s for him, a s h e was a firs tc lass f e llow. j' THE Read YOU NG WIL D WE S T ROUTING THE 'GHO:bT D A N CERS'; or, ARIETTA A ND THE SNA K E C HARM E R," w hich will b e the next numb e r (299) of "Wilcl West Weekl y." SPECIAL NOTICE: All back numbers of this weekly are always in print. If you cannot obtain the m from a ny newsd eale r s end the price in mon e y or p o sta g e stamp s b y mail to FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 24 UNION SQUARE NEW YORK and you will r e ceiv e the copies you on1e r b y r e t nrn mail.

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WILb WEST WEEKLY. 27, W ILD WEST W E E K L Y I makes company feel quite so uncomfortable as to hear a c lo c k strike. Somehow it is bound to give the impression that we NEW YORK, JULY 3, 1908. Terms to Subscribers. Coples ............................................. Ono Cop y Three nonth s ................................. One Copy .Six nonths ................................. ... One Co p;r One Year ..................................... Postage Free. How To SEND MONEY, .05 Cents .65 .. $1.25 2.50 4t our send P. O. Money Order, Check, or Registered Letter; re m1tta.nces many other wa.y are a.t your risk. We accept Postage Stamps the ea.me as ca.sh. When sending silver wrap the coin in a separate piece ot pa.per to a.void cutting the envelope. W1'ite 11our name and address plainly. Address letts to Frank Tousey, Publisher, 2-4 Union Sq., New Y ork. SOME GOOD ARTICLES. have outstayed our welcome, and the hostess is anxious to get rid of us. Of course, that is purely a matter of fancy, ye t somehow a striking clock always seems to say, 'You'd better b e going.' The wise hostess knows that, and if. she wants her callers to be thoroughly comfortable she shuns a cl ock that strikes." The horse must look to his laurels, as a number of odd com petitors for his place as the friend of man are springing up. At Andheim, a German settlement in Southern California ostriches have been trained to draw light f-0ur-wheeled traps. One of these birds, so harnessed, has traveled a mile in three minutes, or at a rate of twenty miles an hour. The African zebra was former! regarded as being too wild and vicious to be of use in harness, but time has chang e d this, and now in British Ela.st Africa any number of zebras can be purchased, ready trained to bit and bridle The zebra will be found most useful in Africa and India, as it is exceedingly strong, a fast trotter, and immune from many diseases which attack horses Perhaps the oddest animal in harness is the wild boar, which is driven by a French peasant at Montlucon. It is now three ========== ======= == =======-years old, and is able to draw a small two-wheeled cart. As Eight or ten rocks, averaging about ten pounds each, are a bit is of no use, the reins are attached to tlie animal's eye on exhibition at the Santa Fe depot in Ottawa. Each was teeth. \ found in the center of a bale of hay, skilfully concealed from the casual observer The hay was taken from a car that was on fire, and the st-One "ballast" was discovered when the bales were torn open to extinguish the flames. E very bale contained a rock. I The highest tree in the world, so far as has been ascertained, is an Australian gum tree of the species of eucalyptus regnans, which stands in the Cape Otway range. It is no less than 415 feet high. Gum trees grow very fast. There is one in Florida which shot up forty feet in four years, and another in Guatemala which grew 120 feet in twelve years. This corre sponds to a rise of ten feet in a year, or nearly a foot a month. They have a boy at Weymouth, England, who is puzzling the doctors and many other folks. Although only thirteen years of age, he is almost six feet tall. He has had f-0ur sets of teeth, and is now cutting the fifth. He can run backward as fast as the ordinary boy can run forward, and he can see as far with the naked eye as any one else can with binoculars. They are expecting to see the boy shed his arms and legs and gro w new ones befo r e he quits doing strange things. The ironworks give employment at present to about 53,000 workmen and 5,000 engineers and officials Of this total of 58,000 persons, 40,000 persons are employed at the steel works and coal mines at Essen, 4,000 in the iron mines, 4,000 at Rheinhausen, 4,000 at Magdeburg, 5,000 at the Germania 'shipyard a t Kiel, and 1,000 at the steelworks at Armen Among the leading specialties of the firm are guns, armor plates, rifles, shells, boilers, rails, axles, tires, propellers, tubes, etc. ....... They are talking about a girl ten years old, named Anna Sipith, in Kenos,h .a'., Wis., who has a strange and '\'.:Oracious appetite. She wm devour a dozen candles as fast as they are her, and has eaten twenty raw potatoes in as many minutes. With people looking on, she ate two pounds of butter and the same of uncooked bacon and then finished with a pound loaf of bread At another time she ate two dozen large pickles, a pound of lard, and a pound of honey in the comb. Like a shark, she is always hungry, and if she ever gets a husband he will have to hump himself to get her enough to eat. GRINS AND CHUCKLES. "Yes, indeed, Mr. Higgins, I was in such a frame of min d that I was beside myself." "If I was as sweet as y o u are I would endeavor to be in that frame of mind all the tim e." "Yes, sir, your daughter loves me. It was a case of l o v e at first sight.' "First sight, eh? I must have her c onsult an oculist at once.'' Aunt-And have you been all that long way alon e? NieceYes, auntie. Aunt-Then how is it you went out with an umbrella and c;ame back with a walking stick? Patience-How did the report of Peggy's engagement get out? She said she hasn't whispered it to a soul? PatriceNo, she didn't; she used a megaphone! Count (to his son, who wishes to marry)-Don't be rash, Alwin. Beauty fades, you know. Son-Yes, but one can com e to the end of money as well. "I got ter be mo' _in de future," said Brother Dickey; "I 'clar I has!" "Why, what's happened now?" "Well, I only prayed fer rain 'bout hours en a half, en ef dey didn't take en send a regular deluge dat come nigh drownin' der whole settlement! Providence always gives me mo'n what I axes fer!" "Is this a good 10-cent cigar?'' "No, sir. That cigar is Connecticut filled and Wisconsin wrapped. It' a werse than a second. We don t sell a de cent cigar for 10 cents because our trade is mostly transient and isn't worth holding. We have a fair 10-cent cigar at 35 cents -0r three for a dollar .'' "Maybelle, has Harry ever kissed you?" "Just once, Gladdy ; but he begged so hard I couldn't refuse him.' "When was it?" "Last Thursday night.'' Where did he kiss you?" "In this town, of course." "That doesn t answer my question. Where did he kiss you? "At home.'' "That isn't what I want to A West Side New York woman who wished to entertain a know Where did he kiss you?" "In the conservatory.'' great deal, one day w-0ndered why her guests always seemed "That is another evasion Where did he kiss you?" "Er-in so uncomfortable. "It is because of your clocks," said a candid the dark." "You may just as well tell me the straight truth. friend. "There are three within hearing distance of your I Where did he kiss you?" "On the back o f my hand, if you drawing-room that strike. I don't know of anything that think it's any of your business."

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28 WILD WEST WEEKLY. THE ORDEAL By JOHN SHERMAN. Soon after the gold-fever broke out I went to California. I first tried my luck at digging gold myself, but soon tired of that; and, believing I could make money faster and with less labor, I opened a kind of grocery and provision store. My store, as I dignified my place of trade, consisted of a rude skeleton of pole s with a sufficiency of cheap canvas drawn over them and pinned down to the earth. In the dry season it was very dusty, and everybody seemed to be dry with a thirst which mere water would not quench. If a man was successfu l he wanted whisky to bring his body up to the altitude of his spirits; if unsuccessf ul, .he wanted whisky to bring his spirits up to the altitude of his body. My store being the headquarters of that locality for whisky and provisions, I was brought into contact with nearly every s pecimen of gentlemen, laborers, mountaineers, gamblers, thieves, and assassins. Of course, I had a chance to study all sorts of faces -to my heart's content. I wanted to get hold of what is termed a character-one that would really puzzle you to tell what to think of him. Among the many such a one I at length found. At a casual glance there wai;; nothing to distinguish him from the herd. He came in quietly, unobtrusive ly purchased a quantity of flour, pork, and tea, paid for the same in golddust, and went out abo u t his business. He repeated his visits at different inten;als before he attracted my attention to anything peculiar in his appearance, and then I sho uld have been at a loss to say what I saw more in him at last than at fir s t. He was apparently about twenty-five years of age, of medium height, and slender figure, and of a dark ieomp lexion. He was quiet, had nothing to say, except about the bl}siness he .came on, got what he wanted, paid for what he got, and generally retired with some civility. And yet he began to attract my attention at last, and I began to wonder why. At all events, he had begun to interest me in some way, and that led me into a closer scrutiny of the man. One day, I scarcely know how, I touched upon the general superstitions of mankind, and to my surprise I saw that he was interested. His eye changed expression, and brightened, and emitted a strange and peculia r g l eam. I now bethought me that I had never seen one like it, and I looked in at that opening and saw that th.e soul of that man was a dark one. A namele ss fear came over me. I felt an Internal shudder. No wonder I had not been able to read him before; the man h a d been wearing an impenetrable mask. I now had the key to the mystery, and t o him, and I used it. He was interested in superstitions; he was superstitious himse lf. I had a,ccidentally thrown him off his guard and read his soul. Fear only made him so; and in one of his iron nature fear could only arise from the se lf-convicted knowledge of a past wi cke d deed. The man was even then a criminal. One dark night I was startled from my sleep by wild, prolonged shrieks, and cries of: "Murder! murder! Help! help!" I jumped up seized my revolvers, and darted out into the open air. The cries and screams still continued, coming from a point on the bend of the river about a hundred rods below. In a minute I was joine,d by five others, all well armed, and together we ran as hard as we could to the place from which the alarm proceeded. When we arrived there at least thirty men were collected in and around the tent of the dark man I have been describing, and he himself i t was who had given the alarm. His partner and companion had been murdered and robbed, and he himself had been slightly cut across the face and gashed on the left arm, and he was all excitement, lamenting his dearest friend, and vowing vengeance against the assassin. "Who has done this fearful deed?" cried the dark man as he knelt at the head of the victim. Oh, that I knew the vil lain!" It was some time befor e could get at the particulars, and then we learned that both had been sleeping s id e by side, when an unknown robber had crawled under the light canvas, stabbed one to the heart, and taken a large bag of go ld from under his head. With this he was escaping, when the present narrator awoke and se ized him, and received the wounds which had compelled him to relinquish his hold. Lights were brought, and there, sure enough, was the san guinary confirmation of all that had b een 11elated. I shall make no attempt to portray the intense excitement, the wild rage and consternation which this daring murder occasioned/ Every man felt that if the assassin escaped without his just punishment there would no longer be security for anyone in our hitherto quiet and peacef ul valley, and so lemn oaths were taken to h ang the wretch, if found, upon the nearest tree. A large reward was offered for his detection, and every gambl e r that had ever been see n about there was more or less s u spected, and I believe that had any man been arrested on the following 1day he would have been hanged first and tried afterwards. I said less than any, for I had my own suspicions, and I contrived my plot in sec ret and made a confidant of no one. The murdere d young man was as decently buried as surrounding circumstances would permit, and his companion-my superstitious friend-grew more moody with grief, refused to work his lead any more, and propose d selling off his rocker and tools and quitting the country altogether. I think he would have gone at once, only that I told him if would not look well to leav e without an effort to discover the murderer, as some might be malicious enough to say he knew something of the matter, and so get him into trouble. He turned very pale and d eclared he would stay a year if he thought by that means he could discover the assassin of his friend On the second afternoon following the tragedy almost every ind,ividual in the vicinity-the friend of the murdered man among the rest-asse mbled at my store at my particular request. I had told them I had something to communicate ing the foul deed, and I thought it not unlikely I should give them some clew to the assassin. When all had collected and arranged themselves, as I had directed, in a semi-circle before my door, I came forward, holding in my hand an egg. Then I made them a short speech on the various superstitions of mankind, which I contended h

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WILD WES'I' WEEKLY. 29 "His whole heart is set on an heir," gloomily returned Barrow dell. "Nor ls that all; the heir's mother is chosen. Lady Imogen Lance will come here next week as the Countess of Abbington." "And now, I continued, "I hold in my hand as sure a test as any I have named. This simple egg, so fair to the view, contains the murderer's secret. Let him but take it in his hand and the frail shell will crumble to pieces, and show to all that it is filled with the blood of his victim. The "Ah!" breathed Remington, turning with a violent start murdere_r of the young man we buried yesterday may be among from the cardinal to his companion. "Then there is indeed no us; but only the guilty need fear the trial-the innocen' t will time to lose. It must be done--" surely pass the ordeal unharmed." As I said this I fixed my gaze upon my dark vis itor, my suspected man. '!'he egg began its round. Some took it gravely, some lightly, some turned slightly pale, and some laughed outright. But on it came nearer to the man for it was intended. "It is your turn now," I said, at length, in a cold, stern tone. "To-morrow night!" interposed Barrowdell, looking straight into his confederate' s eyes. "The man is here; I suppose you brought him with you?" "Yes.' He only hesitates on--" "Let him hesitate no longer," again interposed Barrowdell, speaking rapidly and impatiently. "Here," taking a purs e (rom his bosom, "is the two hundred. When the deed is done he shall have the remainder. Remington pushed back the offered purse. "The whole in advance-those are his terms. And when you "Mine?" he answered, with a ghastly attempt at a smile. "Why-why should I-take it? Poor Wilson was my-my assume your title you are to pay him, in addition, one thousand pounds." friend!" "Let him prove so now," r said. "All eyes are upon you. As Remington spoke, his gaze, by a strange species of fas-Take the ordeal, and prove your innocence-if you can!" cination, went back to the cardinal' s picture. The next in-He made one de spairing effort to be calm, gulped his breath 'stant he leaned forward and clutched Barrowdell' s arm in a like one choking, and seized the fatal egg with trembling vise-like grasp, hi s starting eyeS' glaring wildly at the j'ace hands. "By the heavens above us! he gasped, huskily. "They The next moment it was crushed in atoms, and his hands moved! they move from your face to mine! from mine to were wet and stained as if with human gore. yours, and then back! See! they are looking straight a t me A despairing shriek came from the lips of the guilty wretch, now! and falling rather than sinking down upon his knees, he cried Without one word, Barrowdell sprang to his feet. out: The next moment he had s eized Remington's chair and "God of mercy, forgive me! I did kill him! I did kill him! whirled it and its occupant straight round. for his gold-his gold-his gold! Oh, Heaven, forgive me!" "I believe you are losing your senses!" he exclaimed. "Here, "And how many before him?" demanded I. take this," rapidly counting out the three hundred pounds, "and "Three-three! Oh, mercy, forgive me!" deliver it at once. I 'gree to his terms." There was another wild yell, cir rather howl of fury-a With thes e words he placed the amount in the purse, and rush like wolves upon q1eir prey-and the poor wretch was that in the shaking hand of his companion. seized, almost to1"n limb from limb, and dragged furiously As soon as he s aw it safely disposed of, he extinguished the away. light, and taking Remington by the arm,. led him from the In less than from his confession he was dangling chamber into a low, dimly-lighted stone passage. from a neighboring tree-swinging by his neck. They had gone but a few steps when both were suddenly asI will only add that, believing him guilty, I had previously saulted and secured. prepared the egg, expecting to see him cruPh it through his In five minutes they were being borne rapidly away from superstitious fears of a "supernatural disc
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HOW T O DO P.A.LMISTRY.-Containing the most ap proved methods of reading the line s on th e hand together with a full explanation of their meaning. Al s o explaining phrenology, a nd the key for telling character by th e bumps on the bead. By Leo Hugo K o c h A. O. S. Fully illu strated. H Y PNOTISM. No. 83. H O W TO HYPNOTIZE.-Containing valuable and in s tructive informatfon regarding th e scien ce of hypnotism. Also the most approved method s whi c h are employed by the l eading hypnotists of the world. By L e o Hugo Koch, A.C .S. SPORTING. No. 2 1 HOW TO HUNT FISH.-The most complete hunti ng and fishing guide ever publi s h ed. It contJains full in struction s about gtins, hunting dogs, traps, trapping and fishing, together with descriptions of game and fish. No. 26. HOW TO ROW, SAIJ:, .AND BUILD A BO.A.T.-Fully illustrated. Every boy should know bow to row and sail a boat. Full instructions are given in this little book, together with ip 1tructions on swimming and riding, companion sports to b<>ating. N o 4 7 HOW TO BREAK, RIDE AND DRIVE A HORSE.!A c o m plete treatise On the horse. Des cribing the most useful horses for bu s iness, the best horses for the road; also valuable recipes for d iseases pectlliar to the horse. No. 48. HOW TO BUILD AND SAIL CANOES.-A handy book for boys, containing full directions ifor constructing canoes the most popular manner of sailing them. Fully iUustrated. Br. O. S tansfield Hicks. FORTUNE TELLING. No. 1 NAPOLEON'S ORACULUi\I AN D DREAM BOOk.C o .nta i n ing the great oracle <>f hum a n d est iny; also the true mean Ing o f almost any kind of dre ams, t o get her with cha rms, ceremc>nies, and c uri ous games of cards. A c o mp l ete book. No. 2 3 HOW 'l'O EXPLAIN DREAi\IS.-Ever y body dreams, from the little child to t h e age d man a n d woma n. This little book a ive a the explanation to all kind s o f dr eams, toget her with lucky and u n l ucky Jays, and "Napoleon's Ornc ulu m," t h e b o ok of fate. No. 28 HOW TO TELL FOR'l'UNES.Eve r yone is desirous of kn owin c what his future life will br i n g for th wheth e r happiness or mise r y wealth or poverty. You can tell by a glan c e at this little book Buy one and be convinced. T e ll your own fortune. Tell the fortune of your friends. N o 76. HOW TO '.rELL FORTUNES BY THE HAND.Con tainin g rules for telling fortun es by t h e a id of lin e s of the hand, o r the secret of palmistry. Al s o the sec ret of t e lling future events by aid of moles, 'fuarks, scars, etc. Illustrated. By .A.. Ander s on. ATHLETIC. No: 6 HOW TO BECOME AN ATF,ILETE.-Giving full in struction for the use of dumb b ells, I ndia n clubs, parallel bars, horizontal bars and various oth e r m etho d s of developing a good, healthy muscle; containing ov e r sixty illu s trations. E v ery boy can become strong anJ healthy bf following the instructions contained in this little book. No. 10. HOW TO BOX.-The art of self-defense made easy. Containing over thirty illustrations of guards, bJows, and the ditfer ent positions of a good box e r Every boy should obtain one of these useful and instructive books, as it will teach y<>u how to b<>x without an instructor. No. 25 HOW TO BECOME A GYMNAST.-Containing full instructions for all kinds of g y mnas t i c s ports and athl e tic exercises. Embracing thirty-five illustrations. By Profess<>r W. Macdonald. A handy and useful book. No. 34. HOW ro FENCE.-Containing full instruction for f e ncing and the o'f the broad sword; al s o instruction in archery. Described with twenty-one practi cal illustrations, giving the best p ositions in fencing. A complete book. 1 TRICKS WITH CARD S No. 5 1 i'tOW TO DO TRICKS WITH CAR"S.-Conta.ining explanations of tlie general prin c ipl es of sle ight-of-h;md applicab l e t o card tricks; of card tricks wit h ordin a ry cards, and not requh ing s leight-of-hand; of tricks involving s l e ight-of-hand, or the use o f prepared cards. By Professor Haffner. J)lustrated. .. No. 72. HOW TO DO SIXTY TRICKS WITH dARDS.-Emo bracing all of the latest and most deceptive card tricks with il lustrations. By A. Anderson. No. 77. HOW TO DO FORTY WITH CA.R D S. Containing deceptive Card Tricks as by leading con,jurol'll a.nd magicians. Arranged for home amusement. Fully illust rated MAGIC. No. 2. HOW TO DO TRICKS.-The great book of mag i c and card tricks, containing full instruction on all the leading card tricks of the also the most popular magical illusions as performed b y our: magicians; every boy should obtain a copy of this book, as 1t W111 both amuse and instruc t. No: 22. HOW TO DO SECOND SIGHT.-Heller's sec<>nJ sight explamed by his former assistant, Fred Hunt, Jr. Explaining ho w the secret dialogues were carriehn Allen. No. 71. HOW TO DO MECHANICAL TRICKS.-Contain lnr complete instructions for ;performing over sixty Mec hanica l Tric ks By A. Anderson. Fully illustrated. LETTER WRITING. Nd. 11. HOW TO WRITE LOVE-LETTERS.-A most com plete little book, containing full dire ctions for writing love-lette rs, and when to use them, giving spe c imen letters for young and ol d No. 12. HOW TO WRITE LETTERS TO LADIES.-Givinc complete in s tructions for writing letters to ladies on all subjects; also letters of introduction. notes and requests. No. 24. HOW 'l'O WRITE LETTERS TO GENTLEMEN. Containing full directions for writing to gentlemen on all subjects; also giving sample letters for instruction. No. 53. HOW TO WRITE LETTERS.-A wonderful little book telling you how to write to your sweetheart, you r father mother, sister, brother, employer; ana, in fact, everybody and any: body you wish to write to. Every young man and ever:y y o unr lady in the land should have this book. N-o. 74. HOW TO WRITE LETTERS taining full instructions. for writing on .almost any s 'ubject:; also rules for vunctuat1on and composition. wit h speci men J etten.

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THE STAGE. No. 41 THlll BOYS O F NEW Y ORK END MEN'S BOOK.-Oontaining a graat va r iety o f t h e l atest j ok es u sed by the most famou s en d m e n. N o amateur minstrel s is complete without this w onderful littl e boo k No. 42, THE BOYS OF NEW YORK STUMP SPEAKER.Containin g a varied assortment of speeches, Negro, Dutch and Iris h. Also end men's j okes. Just t h e thing for home amusement and amateu r shows. No. 4 5 T H E BOYS OF NEW YORK MINSTREL GUIDE AND JOKfil BOOK.-Something new and very instructive. Every boy should obta in this book, as it contains fu ll instructions for or 1ani z i ng an amateur minstrel troupe. N o 65. MULDOON'S JOKES.-This is one of the most original joke boo k s eve r pub l is h ed, aud it is brimful of wit and humor. It contains a large collection of songs, joke s conundrums, etc., of Terre nce Muldoon, the great wit, humorist, and practical joker of the d a y. Every boy who can enjoy a good substantial joke should Gbt a i n a copy immediately. N o. 79. HOW TO BECOME AN ACTOR.-Containing com plete instructions how to make up for various characters on the etage; togethe r with the duties of the Stage Manager, Prompter, Sceni c Artiet and Property l\Ian. By a prominent Stage Manager. N o 80. GUS WILLIAMS' JOKE BOOK.-Containing the lat est j o k es, anecdotes and funny stories of this world renowned and ever popu lar German comedian. Sixty-four pages; handsome colored cove r c ontaining a half-tone photo of t h e author. HOUSEKEEPING. No. 16. HOW T O KEEP A WINDOW GARDEN.-Contalning full in structions fo1 constructing a window garden either in town or country, and the most approved methods for raising bea utiful flowers at home The moa t complete b ook o f the k in d eve r pub Jish e d. No. 3 0 HOW T O COO K.-One of t h e most instructive books on cook in g ever published. It contains recipes for cooking meats, fish, game, and oysters; also pies, puddings, cakes and all kinds of pastry, a n d a g rand collectio n o f recipes by one of our most popu lar cooks. No. 37. HOW T O KEEP HOUSE.-It contains information for ever. ybody, boys, girls, me n and women; i t will teach you h ow to m.ake almost anything around the house, such as parlor ornaments, braokets, cemen t s, A e oli a n h a r ps and bird l ime f o r \:ntc h ing bi r ds ELECTRICAL. No. 46. HOW TO MAKE AND USE ELECTRICITY.-A de-1cr ipti o n of the wonderfu l uses of electricity and e l ectro magnetism; tog ethe r with full instructions for making Electric Toys, Batteries, etc. B y George Trebe l A 1\1., M D. Oontaining o ve r fifty il lustrations. No. 64. HOW T O MAKE .ELECTRICA L l\IACHINES.-Con taining full tlirect i ons for mak ing e lectrical machines, induction coils dynamos and many nove l toys to be worked by electricity. B y R. A R Bennett. Fully illust rated. No. 67. 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H.OW .TO DANqE lis the title of a n ew and handsome h.ttie .book Just issued F r'.lnk Tousey. It contain full instruc tions m the art of dancmg, etiquette in the ball-room a n d at partiea, how to dress, and full directions for calling off i n a ll popular square dances No 5. HOW TO MAKE LOVE.-A complete gu i d e to love, and ma:riage, giving sensible !idvice r ules and etiquette to be observed, with many curious and mteresting thi ngs not geD erally known. No. 17. HOW '1'0 DRESS.-Conta ining fu ll i nstruction in tbe art of dressing and appearing well at home 'and ab r oad g i v i ng tbe selections of colors, material, and how to have them m ade up. No. 18. HOW 'l'O BECOME BEAUTIFUL.-One of tht most valuable little books ever given to the world. Everybody wishes to know how to become beautifu l both male and female. 'l'he secret is simple, and almost costle s s. R ead this boc* and be convinced how to become beautiful. BIRDS AND ANIMALS. No HOW. TO BIRDS.-Handsomely illush'ated and contammg full mstruct10ns for the management a n d training of tbe canary, mockingbird, bobolink, blackbird, paroquet, parrot etc. No. 39. HOW TO RAISE DOGS, POULTRY, PIGEONS AND RABBITS.-A usefu l and instru ctive book. Han ds omely illu .. trated. By Ira Drofraw. No. 40 HOW TO MAKE AND SET TRAPS.I ncludi hg hinte on how to catch moles, wease ls, otter, rats, squirre l s and blrdi; Also how to cure skins Copi o us l y illustra ted By J Harringtoo Keene No. 50. HOW TO STUFJ)' BIRDS A N D A NIMALS.-,-A valuable book, giving instructions in collecti ng preparin g mountiDS and preserving birds, ani mals and insecl:/!. No .. 54. TO KEEP AND l\IANAGE P ETS.-;-:Giving com mformat10n as to the m.anner an.d method of ra1smg ( keepinr. tammg, breedmg, aud managmg all kmds of pets; al s o giving full instructions for making cages, etc. Fully exp l aine d b y twenty-eight illustrations, making i t the most comp l ete book of the kind published. 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HOW TO l\IAKID CANDY.-A comp l ete h a nd book fOl' book of i nstru otions, by a practical professor (delighting multi making a ll kinds of candy. i ce-c ream, etc. tud e s night with his wonderfu l imitations), can master the No. 84 HOW 'l'O B:ElCOME AN' AUT.tiOR.-Containing full art, axfil. create any amount of fun for hims e lf and friends It is the information regarding choice of subjects, the use of wor ds and the greate boo k t've r published, and there's millions (of fun) in it. manner of preparing and submitting munuscript A l so containing No. 0 HOW TO ENTERTAIN AN EVENING PARTY.-A valuable information as to the neatness, l egibihty and g en e r a l com ver y val uab l e littl e book just published. A complete compendium po.sition of manuscript, essentia l to a successful author. B y P r ince of gam es, sports, card diversions, comic recitations, etc., suitable Il1land. for parlot or drawingroom entertainment. It contains more for the No 38 HOW TO BECOME YOU R OWN DOCTOR.-A' wonlllOney than any book published. derful book containing usef u l and practical informatio n in tho No. 3 5. H O W T O PLAY GAMES.A complete and useful little of diseases 1!-ilment. s common to e very book, c ontain in g the rules and regu lations of billiards, bagatelle, family. Aboundmg m usefu l and effect ive recipes for general comba ckgammon, croque t. domi noes etc. plaints. No 36. HOW TO SOLVE CONUNDRUMS.-Containing all NG. 55. HOW 'rO COLLECT STAMPS AND COINS.-Conth e leading conundrums of the day, amusing riddles, curious catches taining valuable information r eg arding the collecting and arranging a nd witty sayings. of stamps and coins. Handsomely No. 52. HOW 'l' O PLAY CARDS.A complete and handy little No. 58. HOW TO BE A DETEJC'l'IVE.-By Old King Brady, boo k giving t h e r u l es and full directions for playing Euchre, Cribthe world known detective. In which he lays down some va l u able bage, C asino, Forty-Fi ve, Rounce, Pedro Sancho, Draw Poker, and sensible rules for beginners, and also Telates some adventures A uctio n P itc h All Fours, and many other popular games of c ards. and experiences of well-known d e tectiv es. No. 66. HOW TO DO vver three bunNo. 60. HOW TO BECOME A PlIOTOGRAPHER.Containdred interesting puzzles and conundrums with key to same A ing useful information regarding the Camera and how to work it; comp lete book Fully illustrated By A Anderson. also how to make Photographic l\Iag ic Lantern Slides and other Transparencies. Handsomely illustrated. By Captain W. D e W. Abney ETIQUE T T E. No. 13. H O W TO DO IT; OR, BOOK OF ETIQUETTE.-It Is a g reat life secret. and one that every young man desires to know all about. T here's happiness in it. 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WILD WEST WEEKLY 32 A magazine Gontaining Stories, Sketehes, ete. of Wester n h ife. :B-Y-.A.1'il" SCC>"UT. PAGES HANDSOME COLORED COVERS PRICE 5 CENTS All of these exciting stories are founded on facts. Young Wild West i s a hero with whom the author was acquainted. His daring deeds and thrilling adventures have never been surpassed. T h ey form the base of the most dashing stories ever published. Read the following numbers of this most interesting magazine and be con vincerl: 2-19 250 251 252 253 254 2G6 2;;7 260 26J 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 2G!l 270 271 n -') .. 2i3 274 275 276 LATEST ISSUES: 218 Y oung \\"i ld \\'est"s Silver Search; or, Arletta and the Lost. Treasure. Young \Yild West's Bsrebn c k Bent; or, The Boss Boy ot the 210 Young \\'1ld \\" est at Death Gorge; or, Cheyenne Charlie's Hard Bronch o Busters. Pao Hit Young \\'ild \\"est at Fire Hill: o r. How Arietta Saved the Flag. 280 Young Wild West and ")lonte1ey Bill"": or. Ariett Game of Young \\'ild West and the Greaser Giant; o r ""i\lexican "1ike"s Bl ut?. 281 Y oung Wild \\'est and the Deadsbot C'owbo): or. High Old Young \\'ild \\'est at flkeleton Uancb; or, Arietta and the D eath Time at /uckhorn Ranc h West's Gold Grip : and How He H e ld C laim. 2S2 Cavalry Clrnrge : o r. The Shot bat Saved Y on_ng \\'lid West 11nd the Grny Gang; o r Arietta 8 Darmg De\ 283 Young Wild \Yest"s Three Days llunt: or. The Haiders of Red vice. p Y .oung ."lid \Yest at Lonesome Li cks; o r The I'hantom of Pll-1 .anne. grim Pass. 28-t Young \\" lid \Yest and "Silvp1 Stream"": or. The \\"hite Girl Young Wild West's Biggest Strike; or, Arletta and the Aban. Capthe of the doned Mine. :..s., Y oung Wild \Yest and the Disputed Claim: 01'. Arietta's Golden Young Wild West and the River Rangers; or, The Cave Queen Shower. of the Yellowstone 2 6 Young Wild West and t h e G1easer Guide: 01'. Tile Trap that Young Wild West's Cowboy Call; or. Arietta and the Smugglers. Failed to Work. Young r ild \Yest and the l\Ioqui M e dl cine or, Doiug the 287 \Yild \\ests n ound-{;p; or. Arietta's Dance of Death. Peril. Young Wild \\'est on a Treasure Trail; or, Arietta and t h e Sil2S8 Young Wild Toughest T 1n1l. or. Batl' l e d by Bandits \Yest and the Deadwood Den; or, The Fight for Half 289 Yofh1:,g \Yest at ""Forblddeu Pass ... and H ow Arietta Paid a :lillllo n Young Wild West 11s 11 Prairie Pilot; or. Arletta and t h e Bron200 Young \\"il<;I. West and the Indian Traitor: 01 Tile Charge ot cho Queen. t h e H e d B rigade. Young Wild West Laying Down tile Law; o r The "Bad" Men ot 291 Young \\"ild \\"est aud the l\Iasked Cowboy: or. Al'ietta's Ready Rlack Jlall. I Rope. Young Wild West's Pavlng Placer: or. Arietta's Lucky Shot. 292 Young \Yild \\"est and the Rancileros Daughter; or. A Hot Old Young Wild \\"est's Do1ible Trap: or. Downing a Dangerous Gang. Time in Young \\"ild West after the lll exiean Raide1s; Ol', Arietta on a 2!l3 Young \\'ild West and t h e Sand Hill ""Terrors"": OI'. T h e Uoat1 Hot Trail. I A gents or the Santa Fe. Trail. Young Wild West and t h e Navajo C'ilief: or. Fierce Times on the 20 1 Youn g \Xild \\'est After ""White Horse Jac k"; or. Arietta and Plains. t h e \\ 1ld 1lustang. Young Wild West C'ilasing the Hoise Thieves; or. Arietta and the 203 Young Wilrl \\"est and the Cattl e Branders: Ol'. -Crooke d \\"url< Corral l\lvsterv. I on t h e flig (; Ranc h Young Wild West and the l\ll fie Girl; o r The Secret Band o t 2!)(1 Young \Yild \Yest's Four Foes: or. The Secret Band 0f ('old Silver Shaft. Camp. Young Wild West the Express R obbe1s: or. \\"I t h 2!17 Young 'Yi ld \Yest's Race for Gold ; or. Arietta and the Rank Arietta In Golddust C'lty. Robb ers. Young Wlld ""est and the Cowboy Trniler; 0 1-, The Ranchman's I 2HS Young \\'ild \\"esc and the Tenderfoot Tourist: or. A Grizzly llun t Revenge. iu t h e Hockles. Young Wild West and the l\llsslng Scout; or. Arietta and the Madman. Young Wild West Doomed to Death ; or. Arietta and t h e RiHe Queen. Young Wild West on a Golden Trnil: or, Tile Myste r y or l\laglc Pass. Young Wild \Yct Figilting the Indians; OI'. The {;prising or the Utes Young Wild \Yest on a Cattl e Range: or, Arietta and the "P.ad"' Cowboy. Young Wild \Yest's Gallop for G lory: o r The Death League or .1 Ace High. For sale by all newsdealers. or will be sent to any address on receipt of price, 5 cents per copy in money or postage stam b y FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union Square, N Y IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS of our Weeklies and cannot procure them from n e wsdeal e rs. they ca n b e obtained from this offic e direct. Cut out and fill in Uie following Order Blank and send it to us with the price of the weeklies you want and we will send t hem by return mail. POSTAGE STAMPS TAKEN THE SAME AS MONEY. 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