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SI WEEKLY A Magazine Containing Stories, Etc., of Western Lile Weekly-By S11bsc1!ption $2.50 per year. Entered accordin.? to Act of (lonoress, in the 11enr 1913 in the office of the Lib.-arian of Oonores s, lVa8l1inoton, D 0., by Frank Tousey, Publisher, 168 Wes t d St., New Yo1k. Ente_rc d at the New York, N Y., Pos t O(Jice as Second-Ola.;;s Matter. No. 549. NEW YORK, APRIL 25-, 1913 : Price 5 Cents Young Wild West and the Yellow Bull -ORARIETT A'S DARING ESCAP E By A N OLD SCOU! CHAPTER I. AT BIG HIT MINING CAMP. "Well, well! Young Wild West, how are you?" "Fine, captain. I hilrdly recognized y o u a t first. How is everything?" "I can't complain about having too much to do of late. Things have be e n pretty quiet for a few months. But I have an idea that there will be something going on before very long." .. Expect a little in the way o f excitement, eh?" Yes and p erhaps plenty of it. Hello! Here are y our partners. And I see the girls over there-and Hop Wah and the othe r heathen, too You certai:.J. all look fine. My! what a picturesq u e party you do make." Captain Smith, of the 13th Cavalry, turned and looked ad miringly at the handsome, athletic boy he had just met in front of the long shanty structure that was called a hotel, in the mining camp of Big Hit, Arizona. The boy was no other than Young Wild West, the dashing young h ero and champion deadshot of the West. It was just about eleven o'clock in the forenoon of a very warm day in the early spring, when Young Wild West, ;with the friends who tra v ele d with him on his adventurous horse back trips throughout the wildest parts of the West in searc h of fortune and adventure, arrived at a small mining camp called Big Hit, that was situated in the eastern part of Arizona. It will be in order to mention right here that the boy's eompanions consis t e d of his girl sweetheart, golden-haired Arietta Murdock.; Cheyenne Charile, the well-known scout, and his wife Anna; Jim Dart, a true Western boy, and his sweetheart, Eloise nardner; and the two Chinamen who invariably travel e d with them in the capacity of servants, Hop, Wah and Wing Wah. The part"J" h a d just about settled down at the hotel to wait for dinne' r when a cavalry captain rode up and dismounted. The moment h e s e t eyes upon him Young Wild West arose from the bench he was sitting upon in the shade the porch afforde d and started to m ee t him. '!'h e captain recognized the young deadshot instantly, and hence the conversation at the opening of this chapter. "Captain Smith promptly shook hands with Young Wild West's twt> partners, and then doffing his hat, he turned to the girls. as the y were always calle d by our hero and his part ners. Though Arietta was the only native of the far West, Anna anrl. Eloise had easily adapted themselves to the style that prevailed there, and they were quite as breezy as she. They gave the captain, whom the y had met once or twice at Fort Defiance, a hearty greeting, and soon a pleasant con ve;satiou was in progress. Young Wild West had been more than ordinarily interested in something the captain had said. and waiting until there was a lull in the conversation, he turne d to the cavalry officer and said: Well, captain, don't think I'm too inquis itive, but I'd like to know what you"re expecting to happen soon to stir up some excitement." Oh, yes, I forgot to tell you, Wild. Excuse me," was the reply. "'You see, it's this way,"' and he knitted his brows somewhat, showing that he, really felt that there was going to be trouble of some sort. "Old Crooked Hoof, the Apache medicine man,has been going around among the redskins for the past month or two, and holding councils in which he has been showing the wonderful power he claims to possess The agent only notified our commander at the fort last week of this, so we can't tell just whether the seed Crooke d Hoof had been sowing has sproute d or not. But I have been so long fighting Indians th:i,t I can't help feellng that something is going to happen, and very quickly, at that. The old medi cine man bears a bad r eputation, anyhow. but for the past year or two he has been living. very quietly. "I see, captain. You expect an outbreak from the Apaches, then?" "That's it, exactly. But don't speak too loud, Wild. I don' t want everyone to know this. I came here on p urpose to try and pick up some information, since i know t) there are Indians hanging' about here nearly all the time. Most of them are the sort that won't work, and they simply watch for chances they can g e t to get whisky, which I am sorry t o say many of the cowboys and miners will furnish them, even though they know it is against the law.,. "Yes, that is a thing that has been going on right along, and I hardly think it can be very well stopped. But, captain, I am going to tell you truthfully that I am glad to hea.r that there is dange r of an outbreak of the Apaches. "I am not surprise d to hear you say that, Young Wild West and the captain laughe d heartily. "You're a lways looking for trouble, it seems. Nothing suits you better' than to get in a scrimmage with a lot of bad redskins." "Right yo u, captai n. I s u ppoe I must have been born that way, so I can't help it. But you know me we enough to fee l satisfied that if anything happens I'll help you out all I can." I eertafnly do know that. Wh0en you were not more than seventeen years of age you distinguished yourself by the sco uting you did for the army up in Dakota. You were pre sented with a document that entitled you to the privilege of passing through the li:nes at any time and also of giving advice to the different officers you may com

YOUNG WILD WEST AND 'l'HE YELLOW BULL In times of troubles with the Indlans. Oh, yes, Wild, I know all about that. I don't blame yo u, and tc t el\ the truth, I wouldn't mind if something turned up to give me a chance to wear off the ruat, for I have be e n in idle n ess a long time, and while some may think we cavalrymen have an easy thing of it, it's mighty tiresome to just lie around and eat and drink and answer the roll call. Still,, aud iie shook his h ead, "I wouldn't want to s ee the redskins break vut strong enough to commit any d epredations before it could be stopped. I conside r that the lives of fifty r edskins wouldn't pay for the ioss of one whjte person." "Unless it might be borne m easly coyote who d eserved to b e hung or shot, anyhow,., C heyenne Charlie put in. "There' s lots of white men what ain't no better than the worst red s"k!ns that eve r lived. You know that, Captain Smith." .. Oh, yes, Charlie," and the officer turned to him and smiled. "B.ut I dou?t, i f I have met as many o f t h e m as iou have." There t many what's m e t any more, such galoots than I have," tne scout declared. I was born in old Cheyenne, an' I w'as too little when my father an' mother died to re mern,ber muc h of 'em. They were killed by redskins. I don't jest know how I was brought up, but It was in a mighty rough fashion. But I lived through it, an' I've passed through v.bout everything there is ln the way o f danger an' met all sorts of p eo pl e And come out at the top of the hrnp, too Charlie,., Young Wild West added, with a laugh. "We ll. I ain't quite to the top of it yet, 'cauge you're there an' it ate most likely that you're goin' to stay the r e jest as long as you live. There ain't nobody else as kin git to the top o f the heap, Wild, wl.iile you're livln'. The r e wouldn't b e room enough." 1 "He's referring to Wll

YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE YELLOW BULL lived, an' it takes a lot to rile me. But whe n I do git riled I When he did go to the door Wild West stood look out." a sm.ile upon his youthful face. "All right, Bill," and the boy actually smiled and nodded. 'well Bill," the young deadshot said, coolly, "how do yo u "I hope you don't get riled now, then, because it's altogether feel now?" too warm to have a tuss le." "Not half as rantankerous as I did a little while ago," was "A tussle, eh?" and Bill Flounder gave vent .to a la.ugh and the meek retort. "Say, there ain't an awful lot of you, but turned to those standing about. 'What do you think of that, my! you're all there when you take hol d of a feller. I'm a boys? The kid says it's too warm to have a tussle. As if I putty heavy galoot, I am, but yo u chucked me out o f that he would do any tusslin' if I got at him once. Why, I could 1 window jest as easy as if I'd been a shoat that wasn't big pick him up jest as if h;i was a shed shoat an' chuck him I enough to kill. through the window." J "That's all right, Bill. I'm glad not feeling mad "l' ll bet you. ten dollars you can't pic k him up a.t al1," I about it. I didn't want to hurt you." Cheyenne Charlie, as he quickly ftashed a t en -dollar gold I "Oh, I ain't feelin' a bit mad, Young Wild West. I so rter p i ece. 1 knowcd I had a putty hard proposition when I heard someo n e Wild shot a glance at the scout which meant for him to II say your name was You:iP." llli:d "\'i'est. I reckon I don't wan t keep still, but Charlie either did s ee it or did not pay any notbin' to do with that pard of yo u rs, either. M ost likely he" s attE:ntion. learned some of your tricks. I ain' t the man what makes The big cowboy showed some little and then trouble no matter where I goes As you said, I reckon I quickly dove down into his trousers pocket. must have been drinkin' a l!ttlE\ too m u ch, an' I sorter got He dre w forth a handful of mone y and qmckly counted out 1 reckless. But it's all right. I lose t h e ten dollars, an' I'm ten dollars. goin' to see if I ain't got enough to stand treat fo r the w hole "Pu t your money up, he cried, shaking a finger at the I crowd. 'l'hat' s the kind of a hairpin I am." s cout. "I mean business, so I'm callin' your bl u ff." Wild was well satisfied that the man meant e xactly what ain't no b l uff about iti'' was the reply. "There's the, he said. ten dollars. No w, then, let the boss of the joint hold it. If He wa3 not tryingt o conceal any ill feelings he migh t have you pick Young Wild West up you win. If you don't you had, that was certain. lose. The boy took him by the arm and led him to the. b a r a n d 'Who was sayin' anything about Young Wild W est?" Bill then nodding to the man in charge said: Flounder asked, a startled look showing in his eyes. "Now, then, I reckon you're holding twenty d ollars. Just "That's the kid you was talkin' to jest now. Go ahead an' j hand it to me, please. pick him up an' chuck him out or the window j est as if he 1 "All right, Young Wild "West," was t h e q u ic k r eply. "If was a shoat. Go on, you sneakin' coyote, l et's see you do it." 1 you say so I'll do it." ... Why, I-er--dicln' t know he was Young Wild west." "Give it to him, boss," Cheyenne Charlie s p oke up, a broad "Serves yer right for not knnwin' it, th1:n. But go ahead, grin on his face "I reckon Wild w ins the money, even thouo-h o r I'll claim the money." he didn't make no bet." 0 All eyes were t urned upon our hero now, and the majority The twenty dollars was handed over, and the yom:ig d e ado f those present w ere looking at him in admiration. shot quickly gave the scout back the ten doll a r gold piece he Hop Wah stood by grinnin"' to show how pleased he felt had put up and the other half to the cowboy. while a look of triumph shon: upon the scout's face. "I don't want this," Bill Flounder declared, s haking hie "So you're Young Wild West, eh?" Bill Flounder asked, head. "I lost it square enough, an' I reckon it might jest as after a short silence, as he looke d at the boy keenly well go that way as any other." "Yes, that's who I happen to be, Bill." "That's right. The bet's a draw. You talre the money. "I didn't know it when I was talkin' to yer jest now or "If yer mean it, I s'pose I may as well take it." maybe I wo uldn't have said so much." "I do mean i t "That's all right. I knew from the start that you were "All right, then, I'm m u ch obliged to yer, and say," and he a pretty good fellow. But since you have started out you to scout extended his hand as he did so "it may as well go through. Just see if you can pick me up. re w,ilhn to let it_ I am." I'll give you a chance to throw rne out of the window if Oh, Im sartlnly willm enough.,' Charlle answered, g ood you do." I naturedly, for he had quickly got over his anger. "Do yer mean that?., Then the two shook hands, and that settle d it. "I certainly do Bill Flounder the n brought the go l d piece he was holding in -All right, then. I'm goin' to try mighty hard. But r his hand heavily upon the bar and calied out to 'the bartende r know that you ain't to b e h andled very easy, 'caus e I've heard g.oin: to have somethin', an' I'm goin' t o pay somewhat about yer. On e thing you kin make up your mind for it. lf that am't enough to settle the bill I r ecko n I kin to, I a in't goi n to hurt yer." feel .down in my pocket an' find the rest." "Not much you won't, Bill." "Hold on, Bill," called out the young de

4 YOUNG WILD WEST A N D THE YELLOW BULL. that he ain't losin' nothin' by treatin' to his b est ci gars this] me than. any other boy. It m a y be b ecause l let my hair time." grow lon g." T h e proprietor laughe d good-n ature dly and the n passe d the "No, it isn't that, you can be sure Maybe yo1 have an ide,a box of cigars around himse lf, s eeing to it that e a ch man why people will occasionall y call you wond erful, but don t got one. likr to tell it. No t on e pre s ent refused, so no drinks w e r e s e r v ed at all. "We ll, the only ide a I have is that I'm always on the watch W ild :m d his partners put their dgars in their pockets, for to takP. care of myself, whether it for fun or for fair. That the y w ere e xp ecting to hea r the dinner b e li ring at any means a whole lot, Captain Smith, for if a fellow is ready m inute to do a thing he can generally do it all right, or if he's r eady But the young deadshot f elt t hat he ought to' treat, and to stop something; done to him, h e has much b ette r knowing that the majority of the men preferred something ch:nce than if h e s not. ,, stro ng, h e did not choose to dictate to them what they should Your e:x;planat!on satisfies me, and so saymg the captain t a k e fell to eatmg .. C ome on, boys, h e said. "Take what you like. I've made As was usually the case, our friends got a very good meal, up my mind to treat before dinner. You have got to hurry for the hotels at the mining camps and settlements they up too, or it will b e too lat e ... stopped. at so often usually set up a good billof-far e eve n The anothe r c h ee r sounde d and the m e n c"."ow ded to the it was not of a fancy sort. 1 n r A llve l y conversation was kept up during the m e al, and htt e ba othe r patrons of the hotel in the room liste n e d and o ccasionW he n they had all r e c e i ve d what the y cal l ed for, Wild paid ally laughe d when some witty remark was made by someone the bill,. and j u s t t h e n the pall for dinne r so anded. in the party. C aptam Smith, of the 13,ith Cavalry. had been a rather long But the r e was no interfere nce from anyone, and at length ti. m e in making his prep3:rations and the young deadshot the y all arose and left the table. his p a r t n ers w e : e entermg the dining-room with the girls "Whe r e .are your two Chinamen?" Captain Smith asked, as whe n h e made his appearan-::e. the y w e r e going out upon the porch. You'll have t o e xcuse m e .ladie s and g entlemen," he said, Oh the y n ever e a t at the same t a bl e with us when we bo wing poli te ly. "But I found that I was comp e ll e d to make are at a h o tel. I suppose they have b ee n put !n the kitche n a f e w li ttle change s in my wearing app a r e l. and it took m e or some other room Jn the house." lo nge r t h a n I "I should like to see that clever Chinee of yours perform The y w e r e all willmg to excuse him, as might be supposed, a trick or two. I remember of watching him once b e fore, and and so on the y w e r e s eated togethe r a t a table in the rather he certainly amaze d m e by his c l everness." spacious dining -ro o m that the hotel afforc ed. "If h e h a s fini s h e d his dinne r you will be pretty sure to cap t ain," Wild s a id, as nodd e d to the office r, "we find him i n the barroom, captain. Suppose we go in. I w a n t were m the a while ago, bu.: w e saw nothing to smoke just no w and that is just as good a place to do it as o f any redskins. anywhe r e else I'm sure the girls won' t object to us leavi n g .. Oh, the r e wouldn't be any hanging around just now, not them." if the y kne w I was here," was the reply. "But you can b e lieve This caused Arietta Anna and Eloise to smile for the r e that there .are a few about the camp Did you mark, while it did se e m out of place to sounde d h ear anythmg said abcut the Indians at al. while you w e r e a little strange, since the y kne w pretty w ell that the young the r e ?" d eadshot had no ide a that they would raise any obje'ctib ns. "Not a word. We didn't have time, for there was a big cow-Whe n the y entere d the bi g barroom of the liotel the y found bo y the r e who wante d to do all the talking. He got Charlie it pretty well filled with thirsty customers, for the miners a littl e angry right away, and the n there was quite a rumpus. working n ear at hand had com e in, and many of them h a d But it turned out all r ig h t and I reckon no one got hurt." lingere d there b e fore going to get their noonday meal, while '"What was all the trouble, anyhow, Wild?" Arietta asked; a few might have eaten already and had stopped there on l ooking sharply at h e r young lover. "We heard a scutning their way back. of fee t, and it sou nded a s if som eone fell upon the porch. It must have b een that someone had t a k e n pains t o t e ll I reckon s o m e one did fall the re, too, Arietta, the scout about what had happe n e d just b efo r e dinne r -time fo r t h e s po k e UJ>. with a grin. "Wild chuc k e d a f eller what w eighs instant the young d eadshot and his part ners came in all e y e s so mow h e r e around two hundred pounds throug h the window." were turned upon thellJ.. "At it a g ain, Wild?" and the girl shook h e r finger a.t Wild. Bill Flounde r had gone out, but some of hia friends w e r e "It' s a w o nd e r I didn't h ear a shot fir ed." there, and when one of the latte r propose d a chee r for the "The r e was no occasion for anything that, little girl," young deadshot the rest joined in, even though they had and t he young d ea d shot look e d at her laugtingly. "The man n e v e r s een him before. I thre w out of the window was not of the sort who f eels like The y '1'anted to shake hands, and Wild good-naturedly p e r-shooting. If he had tried to pull a gun I might have fir e d a mitted the m to do so. shot to prevent him from shooting a t me But he ,didn' t It was while this was going on that Hop Wah came in H e took it g o od-nature dly H e' s on e out of a nundred, but I through the door tha t open e d to the rea r of the building. will say that I've met a f ew jus t like him in my time." There was a broad grin on the Chinaman's face, and he "I heard the sound s of a rumpus, too" the captain spoke promptly slipped around and went to the bar. up. So you threw a fellow out of a window, eh?" Whe n Wild saw him take a bottle from under his blouse "We ll, it was an easy thing to d o it, for he gave me. all the and put it upon t h e bar he at once steppe d forward. chance in the world to get hold o f him in the right fashion. .. Me wan tee alle e same e qu art of tang l e foot Hop said, It do esn' t take much to lift a man, e v e n if h e do e s w eigh nodding to the clerk in charge two hund r e d pounds if you g e t hold o f him in the right way. "What are you going to do with that, Hop?" Wild asked. All I h a d to do was to simply c a r r y him quickly to the w i n"Lat you, Misl e r Wild?" the Chinaman said, turning and dow and t h e n let go of H e w ent out of his own accord." shrugging his shou1ders. "I should have like d to have seen that trick performed." "Ye s, I reckon it is-. What are you buying liquor for now? "Oh, there was nothing much to do, captain. But I'm glad You are not r eady to go away yet. I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out all right. The f e llow was getting angry, and I caught you d oing it just b e for e w e we r e l eavmg the place." so was Ch arlie and I thought I'd b ette r interfere and stop it. "Lat 1lle e light, Misl e r Wild. Um l edskin wantee me g i t tee But then I found that I was g e t ting into trouble myself, and urd tanglefoot M e fe e l e e velly muc h ee solly for um ledskin, when the c o wboy wagere d t e n dollars tha t h e cou l d pick me 'cause h e no buy tanglefoot. Le no s e ll e e to him." \up and throw me out or the window I thought I had better Oh you're buying it for a r edskin, are you? Don' t you do it. He took water when h e found out who I was, but I know that is wrong?" told him to go ahead and try it, and he did." "Lat alle e light, Misler Wild. Um ledskin likee tangle foot "And instead of his throwing you out of the window you allee samee Meli can man. thre w h i m out, is it? "All right, Hop. I am not going ito stop yr,u.' But see h ere." '"l'hat's just it, captain." "Whattee lat, Misl e r Wild,'' a:id Hop l eane d forward eagerly, W e ll, that b eats me. You r e ce r tainly a wonderful boy, to show how well he wante d to do a favo.r for the boy. Young Wild W e st. "If your e on suc h good terms with an Indian that you are "Don't say that, pl e ase. I've often look e d at myself in a buying whisky for him, perhaps you might get some informaglass whe n I was combing my hair, and I could never under-tion from him. stand why the r e could be anything more wonderful about All ee light, :tlfisler Wild. Whatte e you wantee?"


YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE YELLOW BULL "You try and find out if he knows anything about the Apaches starting on the parpath. I happe n to know that they are likely to do it at any time. Thi s feilow is an Apache, 1 SUPPOSE:." The young deadshot k new that the Indian must h a v e had sufficient time to get to the other side of the ridge, so it was not strange that he shoul d see nothing of him. He reache d the r idge in a few seconds and as he was mounting it he came in sight of the brave just as he was bringing his horse to a halt n ear a bunch of prickly b ushes that grew upon the sandy stretch. "Lat light. Misler Wild. He v elly bad l edskin, too, so be L ookee velly muchee ugly. Got.fee plenty scars on um face anti hands." "All right, you talk to him, and Jet me' know a little late t what you find out." Hop was more than p l eased, and after getting the bottle filled he paid for it and quickly left the room. "Now, then, captain," the young deadshot said, as he walked over to where the cavalryman was standing w ith Charlie and Jim, "I reckon we'll be able to learn something. I have got our clever Chlnee worKing on the case. He purchased a bottle of whisky for a redskin. 1 might have pre vented him from doing it if I ha1sy way, as h e nodded to the cavalryman, I reckon I t won't be very long before the Indians will be on the warpath for fair. I fol lowed the fellow our Chillaman got the whisky for, and saw him meet six others, who are w ell armed. three of t hem having rifles. I left them ov e r there near a patch of shrub bery emptying the bottle. "That means that there are mo r e o f them s o mewhere close by." .. It certainly does, Wild," Smith r etorted with a shrug or the shoulde rs. "I suppose bunches of _them are scouting about, looking for what information they can ge t and picking up anything in the way of plunder they may u p o n I must ride bac k to the fort right away. I can get t here inside of three hours, I think." "You're going alone, then?" 'Yes, I came that way, and I suppose I can go back the s an 1 e "You h1d better get a man or two to go with yo u We'll g iv e you a little start and follow on behind, s o if anything uappens on the way we'll be on hand." "Yo u mean to leave Big Hit to-day, then?" "We might just as well. There is nothing to keep us h e r e." '"Why not go with me, then?" "Well, it's just this way, .. Captain Smith. If the r e are Indians hiding about in the v icinity, which undoubtedl y is the case, they probably have seen you ride over here from the fort. That means that they'll be on the watch fo r you when yo u go back." "Yes I can see that much." "Well, if a numbe r of us were to go with you they m i ght not show themselves. But i f you had but on e man with y ou it would be different. Suppose. you find a cowboy w h o will be willing to ride back to the fort with you. The n yo u can leave at once, and in an hour from now we' ll set ou t. We ca n easily make the distance to th.e fort sunset." "Oh, yes, you can do it inside of that time. Well I ani going to take your advice." I am not exactly advising you to do this capta i n I merely it." .. vVell, I conside r it a good suggestion, and I'll act upon it." "V.cry well Don't delay any. If I am not mistal!:en, the seve n r edskins I just saw will follow you I sliall be o n the watch, and if they do I'll f o llow them with Charlie and J e t Jim come on with the girls .. "You will leave soon e r than you first thought of doing?" "Yes, in case the redskins follow you." "'Very well. vVe' ll try it .hat way. But I must reach the fort a3 soon as possib le so we can get out two detachments to go i n different directions to round u p t h e Apaches, should they really be on the warpath. They went around to the iront of the hote l. and the first


6 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE YE,LLOW BULL. man that Wlld's eyes rested upon was Blll Flounder, the big J The two had nearly reached the river when the Indians fellow he had thrown forough the window before dinner. came up, appearing to be as friendly as usual. '"That fellow would b e a good one to go witl:! you, captain," I They really the Wild had spied upon, and. the the boy said, pointing him out. taS'te of whisky they: got from the bottle Hop had provided "He would suit me all right, l'm sure," was the reply. "I them with had merely giveh them an appetite for more. wonder if he'll go?" I "Ugh!" said one of them, who appeared to be the leader "I think he will. Wait, nn ask him." he brought his horse to a halt and bowed to the two riders. But the big cowboy had already noticed that they were talk-I "Where palefaces go?" about him, and he promptly stepped forward. "We're goin' over to the fort, redskin," Bill. Flounder an" Anything I can do for yer, Young Wild West?" he asked. sw cred, quickly, not looking very pleasantly at the speaker. "Yeti, theres something you can do if you can spare the I "Ugh! You go to,get plenty soldiers to shoot the Apaches." time. When have you got to go back to your work?" I "The soldiers don't want to shoo t the Apaches. 'What do '"Not till to-morrow afternoon. I ain't spPnt half my money you mean by saying that?" Captain Smith spoke up, looking yet. you know." at the fellow sharply. "You'll be just the man, then, and you 'll save your money, "The paleface soldiers don't like the Apac h e s. They want too." to drive them to the oesert." "Tell :'lie what you want me to do, Young Wild West. I'll ""The soldiers won't bothe r the Apaches i1' they behave do it eveli if you want me to quit drinkin for the rest of the themselves," the captain retorted now feeling sure that the day." redskins meant to be hostile. "Well, I reckon you'll quit for a v.hlle if you do what I want "Injuns want tobacco," another of the party spoke up. you to." "I haven't any tobacco with m e." "All right, I'm ready." "I've got a little, but J'm goln' to lrnep it," spoke up the "'Have you ever heard anythin g about the Apaches beip.g cowboy, who was getting ready fot: fight. ready to start trouble?" Give lnjuns tobacco, protested the Apache, who happened "I heard somewhat about It the other day, but I n eve r took i to b e one of those who was possess e d of a rifl e ho stock in It. Som ebody on the range was sayin' that old I I ain't got no more than what I want myse lf, redskin, so Crook e d Hoof, the medicine man, was holdin' meetin's around you don't git none, and Bill started his horse forward to an' dra win' big crowds to 'em. That sorter lo oks as though ride on. there was goin' to be trouble putty soon. But it ain't worryin' I Then it was that the redskins showed their hands. me none." .I Almost instantly the two men were covered by rifles, and "'Well, this is Captain Smith, wll.o belongs at the fort, as the one who seemed to be the l eade r gave vent to a guttural you know. I w ant someone to ride back to the fort with him,, exclamation of delight, and then called ou+ mockingly: for it may b e that some bad redskins will be met on.the way, I The braves o f Crooked Hoof are on the warpath. They and he'll need assistance. He must get to fae fort as quickly I will scalp all the palefaces they can find. Crooke d Hoof as possible, ,YOU know. Will you go with him?" wants the paleface soldier, so he can talk to him.". "You kin bet your life I will, an' only be too glad to do it. Captain Smith aqd the cowboy had been covered so quickly Jest wait till I git my horse." that they r eally had no chance for their liv e s. I knew he would go, captain." the young deadehot said, They now understood thoroughly that if they attempted to with a smile, as he turned to the cavalry.:nar. "I have an ride away they would be shot, so the only thing to do was to idea tha: he's all right, too. He'll put up a fight as good as submit and take their chanceG of getting away later on. any man you could possibly get to go with you." The r edskins quickly produced pieces of rope, and dismount-.. I think so, Wild," and the captain shrugged his shoulders. ing ran quickly to the horses of the two m e n and proceeded "But I hope there is no fighting to be done, for if this thing to tie thefr hands securely behind their backs. can b e broken up b efore the r edskins have spilled any blood The captain shot an anxious glance in the direction they It will be so much the b etter." had come, but he could not see very far along the trail, since '"Probably you have delayed it a little too long already." several hills close at hand hid it from view. "It looks that way to me. But you see the information Elated at the capture they had made, the redskins went was held back so loi;ig that we had no chancJ}. through the po c kets of the prisoners ;:i.nd took from them The captain got hts horse and by the time he had everything they thought was of the least value. done so Bill Flounde r came around to the front of 'l'he cowboy did considerable raving while this was In the shanty hotel on a to1;1gh-lookmg cay u se. progress but it was no us e "Ready, captain?" he asked, as h e took a. look at tl:j.e open He ha.'d to submit, for every now and then he wouldbe doorway of the barroom. J pricked by the sharp point of a knife, or have the muzzle .of "Yes." a rifl e or revolver thrust in his face threateningly. "Can't I git another drink afore we go? The captain was very cool, howeve r, and took it all just "Do you think you need it?" as if he had resigned himself to his fate. "No, I reckon I don't. Come on, and then he started his It happened that Bill had a bigger supply of tobacco than horse at a gallop. he had told them, so they were all soon making use of It. "'We'll be on hand if anything happens, were Young Wild The prisoners' ankles were tied togethe r under their horses, West's parting words, as the captain rode away after the so they could not slip from the saddle and attempt to make cowboy. their escape with their hands bound, and the n the r edskins As he rode along the cavalryman did not think it was very mounted and they were hurried along toward the southeast, serious, even though Young; Wild West had seei1 half a dozen where the r e was quite a growth of green foliage to be se e n, armed Indians who seemed to be afraid. to approach the m!n-with bare cliffs and hills rearing the mselves behind it. Ing camp. The Indians were in a hurry, it B 8 emed, for they kept up a But he kept a pretty sharp watch, however, and kept along hot pace, and after rhiing about six miles they ente r ed the with the cowboy, who seemec1. to have a horse that was tlre-1 mouth of a gully that ran in zig-zag fashion b e tween the rocky .less. hills. They covered five miles in quick time, and then as they A few minutes later they came in sight of a11 Indian camp, were riding down a slope toward the almost dry river that I and when the prisoners saw it they wern both, surprised, lay a mile away the same party of Apaches Young Wild West for they had not thought it poss ible that a band of hostile had seen suddenly appeared riding from the right. Indians would come so close to the mining camp and fort. "Well, Bill," the captain said, as he nodded to his com-1 As they were conducted to the camp Captain Smith took panion, "I suppose we had better keep a pretty sharp eye on in all he could see, and whe n he noticed that tllere were as those fellows. They are probably the same ones Young Wild many as two score of tepee s he judged right aw?,y that it \Vest saw." must be the camp of no less a personage than Crooked Hoof, "Maybe are, an' maybe they ain't, captain," was the the medicine man, himself. reply. "'There's lots of r edskins ridin' around sometimes, there were not more than twenty or thirty Indians t o you know. be s een. "'But if you have noticed, thi:ee of the m have rifles or car-Their faces were daubed plentifully with paint, however, blnes. and this was plain enough to both the cavalryman and the "'Yes, I noticed that. They may be the same ones, but I cowboy that they had really started on the warpath. hardly think they'll be lookin' for trouble. If they are my 1 This being the case, the t w o were certainly in a rather will do some bar kin', an' don't you forgit it." bad predicament.


> YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE YELLOW BULL CHAPTER IV. "Now, you see, Charlie," Wild said, nodding his head to his companion, "'.the seven Apaches have got Capt"'!i n Smith and the cow boy. I say that because I think it. They found the WILD FREES THE CAPTIVES. way they went. You might think that possibly they were Young Wild West was wen satisfied that there was going az:id i:n, rode off together, but I don't .think that _way." to be troubl.fl started by the redskins, and Captain Smith and I ::n thmkm the same way you do, W\ld," deihe cowboy had scarcely left 'the minin" camp when he turned I clared, for he was. always ready to agree with anythmg the to his partners and said. b 1 young deadshot said or suggested. ""Now, then, boys, I there'::i nothing to keep us h ere, a:id the deadshot lo.oked .bac k upon the anyhow, so we'll start out at once. Charlie you can go with trail, ,this is _the way and the girls will come, so we me right now, and Jim can see tJ i t that everything is got had' becter fix it so they will 1:111qerstand about what has ha.p in readiness and can follow with the girls and the two Chinathat we are followmg "?,, m e n. Come on. We'll ride ov e r to I saw the seven .. We do that easy cant we, W 1ld. Apaches enjoying the bottle of whisky. we'll take their I recko.n can, Charlte. But. I "may as well. write a note, trail if theyve left, instead of following directly after the an.'.l chey 11 lri:o;v about it. captain and Bill Flounder." 'I hats so. It t likely anybody else would come along ""Right yer are, Wild. I'm jest itchin' to git to doln' some-an take the n ote. If there's redskins lookin' for fight, yo u kin bet your The .young .Found a notebook in of his p o c kets, hfe I'll give 'em all t hey want of it afore I git through with and with. a penctl qmckly w rote the followmg upon one of 'em. Whoopee! the pages: He l et out a yell which attracted the attention of several outside and inside the barroom. But Wild and Charlie paid no attention to anyone, and promptly w ent into the hotel with Jim, so they might tell the "We have got on the trail of the redskins. It looks as though they have got Cap tain Smith and the cowboy and are taking them to a camp somewhere. WILD." girls what they intended to do. .. ,, The girls were much surprised when they heard that they There you. are, h e a s h e tore the page from t h e book were going to l eave Big Hit so soon and set out for Fort j and it to Charlie to read. I reckon that will be Defiance. e n ough. But they we r e ready and willing to go, so after instructin g I "'It sartinly will," was the reply, with a nod of the head Tim to take the trail of the two who had left a short time "Where are yo n goin' to put i t Wild?" b e fore, the young. deadshot, followed .bY the scout, left the fix that all right I suppose you have an extra ha .nd house and went u1rect to where their horses were stabled. kerchief with you You genernlly use bandanas, I know. Their bill with t h e hotel-keeper had already been settled, s o ''Yes, I've got one that ain't never been used yet." there was nothing to call them inside again. "Well, the one you have use d will do. It makes no dif It did not take Wild and Charlie long to mount and ride ference." av.:ay, and in a very short time they reached the spot whe r e S:harlie qu!ckly furnished him w ith a red cotton handker-the Indians had partake n of the whisky.. cl11ef, and. Wild knotted one end of it about t h a note and then Tb.c empt y bottle lay u pon the ground, a nd when he saw it it to a rock so anyone passing could hardly miss the scout gave a chuckle and said: seemg it. "'J reckon the r e wasn't enough to make 'em drunk Wild. This done, h e mounted Spitfire, and with a nod to the scout, They couldn' t have had a whole lot of money, or they' would started '.1-long t_he trail t_he Indian;0 had left when they w ent have bought a gallo n or two instead of only a quart." away with their two prisoners. "They've had sufficient to make them ugly, Charlie," was The two knew by the signs that they could not be very the reply. .. Now, then, we'll just follow their trail. If it much behind the Apaches, so they kept their eyes open as liappens that they haven't turned toward the regular trail they rode along. that leads to the fort, I'll consider that I may be mistaken, But it seemed that they were just far enough in the r ear afte r all, though I a m confident if they haven't already t o be unable to overtake the rascals before they reached the started on the w11.rpath the y mean to do so." camp of the band that had set out to make war on the whites. Charlie gave a nod, and the two tobk the trail and rode Luckily they came in sight of the camp before they w ere along over the sandy waste at a gallop. very close to it. The trail led them off toward the southeast for a couple Then, Young Wild West called a halt and both dismounted. of miles. "I reckon things will be getting much warmer presently," Then it gradually changed a little to the left, and it was the boy said, as he looked around for a convenient place to not long before Young Wild West turned to his partner and climb upon the rock s so he might have a good look at the said: scene ahead. well, Charlie, they're heading directly for the trail to the You kin bet your life on t hat, Wild," and the scout tapped fort. That means something, I'm sure." the butt of a revolver significantly. Do yo u s pos e they could have been watchin' whe n the The young deadshot was not long in mounting a few feet, captain a n that big feller rode pff?" and from the top of a rock he was able to see all over the "Mor e than likely. It's a prefty sure thing that they knew Indian camp. Captain ,Smith came here, and it would b e easy for them to What he saw did no t amount to. a great deal, for everything guess that he was looking for information concerning the seemed to b e quiet there. 1 Apaches." Only a few braves could be seen standing and sitting about. -1 s'pose you're right, though I don't see why they would But as he took a closer look he discovered two forms tied think anything like that. to a tree that was close to the largest of the tepees. well, even if they C!on't think anything like that, Charlie, This tepee was undoubtedly the quarters of the chief, or,. if they have made up their minds to start on the ,warpath leader of the band, and Wild took it for granted that it must anc! wipe out all the palefaces the y can get a chance at, be there where Crooked Hoof, the medicine man was lo cated. they'll certainly go fo r a cavalryman when they know there's He was just about t o descend to the waiting scout whe n a chance to get him easily. They hate soldiers more than the Indians suddenly became very active. they do anyone e lse. They began running about, and then the young deadshot "'Un l ess it might be f ellers like us, Wild," and the scout beckoned to his partne r to come up and have a look. gave a chuckle. When Charlie reached his side three of the Apaches were They kept on over the plain trail, and mile after mile was running about, pounding upon tJ:i.e rude drums the y usually covered. use when a dance of their tri be Is In progress. At length they came to the id .entical spot whe:-e the redskins P resently a gorgeouslybedecked redskin came out of the had ha,lted upon meeting Captain Smith and the cowboy. largest tepee. The instant they saw that a halt had been made there Wild The feathered headgear he wore almost trailed 'Upon the and Charl ie dismounted and began examining the tracks upon ground, and on the front of his head a pair of buffalo horns the ground. protruded, looking very much as if they actually belonged In less than half a minute they discovered the hoofprints I there. of other horses, and then a quick examination showed them I 'That's old Crooked Hoof, you kin bet," Charlie declared, just about what had happened, and they kne w almos t as much nodding with satisfaction. "Looks as though he's gltt!n' as if they had been witnesses to ?Yhat occurre d there. i ready to do somethin', Wild.'"


8 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE YELLOW BULL. "That's right, Charlie, he do esn't seem to be paying I Spitfire had never b ee n known to leave a place where his much attent i o n to the men tied to the tree." young master left him, unless something happene d to detain He's givin' orders, J es t the same, an' the first thing we him longer than usual. know they'll b e pilin' dry brush around the m two fellers an' The scout's horse was well trained, too, so there would be scttin' tire to i t Then they'll all jine in an' have a dance." no danger of his going away, either. ._ "You be right, but since there don't seem to be more But the two never once thought of their horses leaving twenty or thirty of them :here, we ought to be able to them, and they soon made their way to a place where the iree the captives. But wait a minute. Redskins are n eve r 1 steep bank could easily be climbed, and quickly got to the in a hurry to dispose of their prisoners. Let's wait and see top of it. what the y are up to." Theu they fouucl themselves looking dowu squarely upon The words were scarcely oqt of the boy's mouth when the the camp of the redskins. Indians b egan jumping aboul, waving their hands and utte rThe yellow bull had been tied to a small tree a few yards ing their war-whoops. from the biggest of the tepees, and around it the whole band Then as many as fifty mounted braves appeared at the left I of redskins was gathered, while the leader. resplendent in a nd came riding up in a triumphant sort o:: way. his gay-feathered headdress and buffalo horns, was making There was a general parley when they dismounted, and an address. the chi e f in his gorgeous array strutted about, talking to The two men tied to the tree were not within the circle, first on e and then the other. and this encouraged our two friends greatly. Presently h e had them all lined up on two sides of him, and "Come on, Charlie," Wild whispered, and then he began h e turne d and gave orders to a couple of waiting braves, carefully making his way down to the l eve l ground b e l ow who at once ran aw a y. The scout did not make a reply, but him noiseAs n othing more than ordinary attention had b ee n paid to l ess l y and in this way they worked their way around until the two men who were tied helplessly to the tree, Wild and they were directly behind the tree to which the captives were Charlie wondered what would happen next. bound. They w ere not very long in waiting, for the two braves But there was an op e n spot of easily a hu.1dred f ee t lying soon carue back leading a rather curious looking animal. betwee n, and in order to r eac h them they must cross it. "What in thunder do you call that, Wild?" the scout ex-This m eant that they stood a very poor chance of not being claimec1, his eye s opening wid e seen by some of the Ap ac h es, eve n thoug)l they might be .. If I alll any judge of animals it is a bull, though I never g reatly interested in what their Chief was saying. saw one that color before," was the r eply. But the risk was worth taking. "No, nor I didn't, either. He's a ya!ler bull as sure as Young Wild West was ever ready to take a risk, anyhow, you're born." and he knew that in all probal.Jility if Captain Smith and the .. As yellow as it could possibly be, Char He. But that isn't cowboy were left the.te they would suffer death, if not right the real color of it. The redskinG have pamted it yellow." way some time later on. "What do you s'pose they could have done that for?" I Wild was anxious to rescue the captain, s0 he might Pro "I don't know, I'm sure. But they've done it, that's cer1 ceed on his way to the fort and get a detachment of cavalry tain. Probably old Crooked Hoof uses the bull to aid him in as quickly as possible. healing the sick and bringing about the desires of those who "Well, Charlie," he said, in a very low tone of voice, "there's put faith in him. It's a yellow bull, all right, Charlie, and only one thing to do,' and that is to try it. You stay right he's yellow enough. Let's move up closer so we can get a here, and hold my rifle in readiness. I am going to underbetter view, and possibly hear something of what is being take to creep up to tree and cut the two lo ose. If I can said. I reckon it's safe enough to take the risk. Anyhow, manage to do it all right I'll be perfectly satisfied, even we must try and rescue the captain and the cowboy." though the redskins find it out be fo r e I get back. Here It's too uad that other gang had to git there right now," goes." the scout retorted, as he followed the boy down to where "Go right ahead, Wild. You kin bet your life I'll drop any the two horses were standing. "We might have stood a putty redskin that starts to run after yer." good show to git 'em free, but there's about seventy-five there .. Don't do that, Charlie," the boy haste!led to say as he an' the two of us wouldn't stand a very good show with paused and shook his head. "Don't shoot you're sure so many." it's to save my life or the lives of the prisoners. If you shoot Strategy, Charlie, remember that. We must do our work one or two of them it will only make them more eager to on the sly." catch us." "Oh, yes, I know that. It ain't likely they'll be expectin' "Just as you say, Wild. I'm go in' to do what you want me anyone has follered 'em. Most likely they think Captain to, an' nothin' else." Smith an' that big galoot of a cowbby was goin' all alone fo Now thoroughly satisfied that he could depend upon his F ort Defiance, an' th,at th.ere was nobody else !ikely to foller partner, the dashing young deadshot crept out into the open 'em very soon." an1 moved stealthily toward the tree. "That's the way I take it, but come on now. We can ride Captain Smith and Bill Fletche r had been tied to the tree up to within a hundred yarcls of the camp, I think. All we shortly after they were brought to the camp, was have got to do is to turn a little to the right and keep those really in command of Crooked Hoof. high rocks ahead between us and the redskins." The old medicine man hacl given orders to have them rhe two mounted their horses and roce b.long, keeping tied there himself, but had not paid much attention to them, them at a walk, for they did not want to run the risk of nor had he given any orders as to their disposal. making any sounds that might be heard by the Indians. They were much dejected, as might b e suppoaed, and when While they had seen no guards stationed anywhere, there the yellow bull was brought before the chief's tep' ee was no telling just when the old medicine man, if it was really the arrival of the fresh let of redskins they thought surely Crooked Hoof, might take a notion to put out a line of sen-that it meant that there was going to be a celebration b efore tries. they were put to death. Straight to the rocks that shielded them from the view of The chief 'kept on talking, and some oi' his hear:ors grew th.e redskins the two rode. excited and began to dance about, though they made no The Apache camp was just a quarter of a mile from so.unds that would drown voice. the spot where they had climbed upon the rock to take a Wild was hoping that it would keep righ, on until he had look at it, so when they reached th?, place where Wild decid e d accomplished his purpose, and slowly h e nev .red the tree, to dismount they were two hundred yards from it, Luck was with him, it seemed, for he managed to g e t ahd could hear the guttural voices of the Indians quite the re. plainly, even being able to catch some of the words, for both The n without saying a word to the two captives who were could understand consideraole of the Apache lingo. watching the Indians, their faces pale no doubt with the .. I reckon we can't get any closer with the horses," Young thought that they would soon be put to death, he reache d out Wild West observed, as he nodded to his partner. "We'll with his knife and cut the rope that held the captain bound leave them here, and then climb up the rocks over there to to the tree. the right. That w!ll give us a chance to creep right up to The cavairyman realized right away that something had within a few yards of the nearest of the tepees. It happens happene d, and he gave a violent start and looked behind that the doings are over close to the old chief's tepee, and him. everyone will be looking that way." Seeing the young deadshot there, knife in hand, he quickly They did not take the trouble' to hobble their horses, but regained his composure, and then whispered to his com merely threw the bridle-reins over their t>anion to be silent.


YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE Y E L LOW BULL. 9 Wild gave an approving nod, <1:_nd the n the other rope was s e v e r e d. Just then the old medicine m a n ceased ais oration, and a dance started up. But this was all to their advantage, it seemed, for the dancing braves did not even l6ok toward the tree Wild quickly cut the ropes about their wrists, and then in a w hisper exclaimed: .. Go straight back, and don't m a k e any n :iise while you are at it." -But the two hardly needed to be .told to do this. The y were so eager to make their escape that they at onc e starte d on a run, and they had not take n more than three or four steps when they w e r e discovered by the Apaches. A fiendish yell rang out almost instantly, and then a rush was made after the m. Wild knew right away that his work had virtually been for naught, but he was in for 1t now, so he began backing away from the spot, holding a r e vo\v e r in his hand to k eep bac k the Indians. The liberated prisoners had nothing with which they might put up a fight, so the y ran for their live s and r eached the spot whe r e Cheyenne Charlie was crouching without a shot being fired by the r edskins. The action of the brave boy k ept them back somewhat, but they we r e quic k to gather themse lves togeth e r, and then, with a yell that was more savage than any that had b een utter e d before, the whole band broke into a run, waving their weapons, and Wild was forced to turn and flee. Crang! The sharp report of a rifie rang out, and one of the fore most of his pursuers threw up his hands and fell to .the ground. Cheyenne Charlie had deemed it advisable to shoot, and his bullet had gone true to the illark. CHAPTER V. WILD AND CHARLIE GET OUT OF A TIGHT PLACE. Young Wild West kne w he was in a de sperate plig h t. But as none of the r edskins off ered to fire a shot at him, h e did not attempt to use his revolver. 'He had left his rifle with Charlie, and he expected every second to hear it being used. Charlie did fire two more shots just as Wild was within a few feet of him, and more Indians went down. Then the scout handed the boy his rifle and exclaimed: Come on. The captain an' Bill Flounder is l'eggin' it around to git 'to the horse s We might stand a show to git away." But nearly a score of the Apaches were so close to them now that a spurt would have enaliled them to grasp the two in a couple of seconds. The ground was v ery rocky a t that point, but Wild and Charlie stood just as good a chance as did the Indians, and whe n they found that they were among the rocks and partly obs cure d from vie w, their hopes went up. The shots Charlie had fir e d seemed to have had good effect upon the r e d skins, for tl).e moment they realized that the two w e r e among the rocks they became a little cautious, and this en

10 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE YELLOW BULL. He knew very well that if he p"1rmitted them .to .start up Up they dashed, for the captain and Bill Flounder had not the bank he could mow d own three or four of them with one forgotten where .they had left 'i.Yild and Oharlie. shot. No Indians showed themselves, so the young deadshot de -But Wild did not beli eve in a ruth1ess slaughter. cided that it was time to leave the little hollow. He was content to shoot to kill only when there was no "Come on, Charlie," he said, and then he quickly vaulted other alternative. over a ro c k and ran down the steep descent. S l ow l y the redskins approached, and soon the foremost of The scout was right after him, and just as the four riders them were creeping stealthily up th' e bank, l ess tha. n twenty came up they met them. fe e t from the snot where the two were hemmed in. "'This wa.y, Wild, Arietta shouted. "Spitfire is onl y a short Wild thought l1: about timeto l e t the m know they were distance back here. observed. so he felt upon the ground near h!m and succeeded "All right, Et," was the cool rep ly. we were having quite in picking up a .roc k that was about as large as a brickbat. a siege, and I will say that I was mighty glad to hear yuu Without taking his eye s fro m the creeping redskins, he coming. But where. ls Hop?" hurle d .the stone str2.ight at the foremost one. "He's over there somewhere. You heard the explosion of It strucl;: the scoundrel squarE:ly upon thP top of his head, course." and b o unding b&c:lr hit another. r reckon we did. It was certainly loud enough." A startl ed yell was the result, ar:d then the crowd turned "We ll, Hop wanted to do something to attract tbe attention and fted down the steep slope. of the redskins while we came to look for you. I think the '"What did you do, Wild?" Charlie asked, without plan worke d all right." aro u nd. -"lt certainly did, little girl. But come on. We must get :Hit a couple or the m with a stone," was the reply. "It away from here. It won't be many minute& before there will was just as good as a bulle t I reckon." be half a hundred Apac1:Js after u s. Then ten minutes pasJrnd without the two h e a'ring the least Captain Smith and the cowboy were much elated, for they sounds that wou l d indicate that there wafi anyone close to afterward declared that they f elt pretty certain that Young thmn. Wild We s t and Cheyenne Charlie had been wiped out long But Wild and Charlie well lrne\'7 that the Indians had not before they had time to get back to.aid the m. g one away. Arietta rode on, he r horse at a trot and her dashing young It was an old trick of th;iirs to remain silent for a long lover running with her. time to make it appear that they had really g one. 'l' h ey soon came to the place where Wild and Charlie had It was by the merest ch:mce that they had reached-such a left their horses. snug place, and as they looked a:rou-nd their narro w 'quarters Hop's broncto was there, too, but the Chinaman was noboth began t o feel more hopeful. be seen. There was not the l e a s t chance of a redskin getting there Wild quickly mm!nted Spitfire, and then took a look in the without b2in g seen, and this made them feel certain that direction of the Indian camp. unless the old medicine man decided to lose neveral of his A t first he could see noth'ing, but suddenly he saw a forln braves a combined attack would not b e made. running swiftly toward them. Ne i ther Wild nor Charli e relaxed \ h eir vigilance one bit. It was Hop. 'filey talked in vh ispers without looking at each other for In hot pursuit were a doz e n or more redskins, and the Chinat h<:ir eye s were ne e d e d to scan their surroundings beside' the man ac t ed very much a s if he was running for his life. h ollo w bP.tween the roc ks. But it proved that h e was not much frightened, for suddenly "'We ll Charlie," the young deadshot said, in a whisper, and he was seen to turn and hurl something behind him. a s coolly as i f there was nothing at all to fear, "it seems to me Then a loud report sounded, and a cloud of s m ok e arose. that Jim ought to be showing up pretty soon. They couldn't "That heathen is a wonder, Wild," the scout excla imed, ad h a ve been so very far behind u.s when w e madt> the d iscov ery miration sho>ing on his face "'T hn.t's a fin e way to set b:wk that Captain Smith and the cowboy had been taken prisoners any one what's runnin' after yer, an' no mistake." b y the redskins." They waited until Hop had joined them, and then without .. If they iei't as soon as they could git ready they hadn't I asking him any questions the party turned and rod e back oughte: been more than two or three m ile s behind, the scout along the trail. d eclared. we went a lot out of our way, an' they had a putty Hop was not. long in mounting, as might be supposed, and nigh straight trail to foll er. ,. after the m he cam e his broncho at a swinging gallop. That's zight.. I think a very few minutes now we'll hear But they had not gone a great distance before they could something. hear a fierce a quarter of a mile behind them. The wor ds we r s carcely out of the boy's mouth when a loud The n they kne w that foe reclsl{in s were in hot pursuit. e xplo s ion sounded. "Only a little further, Wild, and we ll g;t to Anna and Wild and Charlie gave a start, but they knew right away Eloise/' Arietta said as she nodded encouragingly to the who to l ay it t o young deadshot. '"Hop!" Charlle exclaime d, speaking aloud, regardless of the "All right, little girl," was the cool reply. "I hope you left f act that the Indians near at hand might hear him. the m in some good place, for it strikes mr that we may as well "As sure as you Jive, Charlie," the young deadshot replied. halt and put up a fight. This riding away don'.t exactly suit Bef or e anything further could be said they heard the sounds m e, for there is no telling but there msy be another party or made by hurrying feet, and they knew the explosion had at-redskins coming from some othe r direction, and then w e would tra c ted the aLtention of Apaches who had been lying in certainly be in a bad fix. s ilence so long, waiting for the opportunity to take the two .. I think you'll be satisfied with the place I left them at," palefaces p r isoners. and Arietta smiled. A r ifle shot sounded .from somewhere below In less than two rni nute1 later they came to the sriot she It was quickly follow ed by half a dozen more, and then a referred to. shout came to the ears o f Wild and Charlie. Anna and Eloise were standing by horses under an "That's Jim!" the scout exclaimed, jubHantly. '"fhey've overhanging ledge. go t here. Let's git down there." Both were rather pale, showing that they knew that a great But Wild had been keeping a watch below, and had not seen danger was threatening them. anything of the Indians, whom when they last ajlpeared to his Wing, the cook, was sitting on the back, of his bioncho, v iew were disappearing behind some rocks below and slightl y holding the long halters that the two pack-horses were l e d off t o the left. w ith. H e was not go ing to take any chances. He was ready to ride off a t a moment's notice. "Easy, Charlie," he cautioned. wait until we see them com-.. E ve r ything i s all right," Young wild West called out, just Ing." as if there was no danger at all. This is a m ighty gocd place C harli e gave a nod, and then for a moment relaxed, keeping We'll stay right here a while, I r eck on. Wing, just get the a wat ch on h i s side and looking over a rock be l ow. behind the r ocks, for we don't want to have any of them He exposed himself when he did this, but fortunately no shot. Indian happened to be on the watch, or he might have been .. Allee light, i'IIisler Wild, and the cook pr.omptly jumped to shot the ground and proceeded to do as he was told. A few seconds three riders could be seen moving swift-It did not take them long to get all the horses out of danger, I y toward them. and as this had b ee n acco mp lisl.led the clatter of hoofs T h ey were Jim Dart, A rietta, Ca.pta!h Smith, and the cow sounded so plainly that i.t was more than evident that the ln-boy, and all were equipped with rifles.

YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE YELLOW BULL. "Get ready for business," was Young Wild West's order, as he nodded to those crouchi11g near him, "The redskins are on the warpath, and they want us badly, That means that we have got to mow them down without mercy." CHAPTER VI. TUE YELLOW BULL FAILS TO ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING. When Young Wild West first set eyes upon the place Anna and Eloise had remained at, he realized that it hardly could be improved upon from the standpoint of a good fighting quarters. The cliff hollowed in right there, making almost a com plete semi-circle, while the ledge, which was fifteen or twenty feet above, p r ojected out amply far enough to protect them in that direction. The rocks arose on every hand, and the hollow spot behind them was surely all that could be desired. Scarcely one little improvement could have been made upon it, even if they had had the time. The only really uneasy one in the party now was paptaln Smith. Wild noticed it, and at first he thought the officer was in fear of what was bound to happen. J?ut he had seen enough of the captain to convince him that he was anything but a coward, so he nodded to him and said : 'What is troubllng you captain?" "I made a mistake in not riding on, Wild," was' the reply. "I should hav e kept right o'n for the fort, so they can. be no tified there of what Is going on." "Well, may be you're right. But suppose you had been headed off by another band of redskins. Then you mtght have fared worse than you did before. I reckon you're all right where you are. If we can't do any better we'll stay right here until it gets dark, and then we'II try and arrange it so you or some one can ride back to the fort and get assistance." "That's about the only way, I think," and the officer nodded his head approvingly. The clattering of hoofs had ceased now, but Young Wild West thought nothing of this. He knew pretty well that some of the Indians must have lo cated thei r position, and they were not going to ride right up to it and b e mowed down. The boy looked around, and seeing that the girls were crouching close to a big rock so they could not possibly be hit b y a bullet, he began creeping stealthily' to the left. "I must see what they are up to," he whispered, as he ed Arletta. "You just keep a watch and don't forget what your riile is for." "You can depend upon me to not forget that much," the girl answered, with a smile. "This ls not the fi.rst time I have helped defend a camp." "Not by a. great deal, llttle girl, and' I auppose It wlll not be the last time, either." W,ild knew he was taking a risk when he moved away for the purpose of getting a. glimpse of the redskins. But he felt that it was the only way for them to out the right sort of means for a defence. It was a pretty sure thlng that if they chose to do so some l)f the Apaches could ride up to the high ground above and then come a r ound upon the trail. This meant that they could make an attack upon the natural stronghold from both directions. Elven thoug h there were so many of them, the boy had no fear that they would be successful if they should do such a thing. But if he knew just what their probable intentions were It would be so mu c h the better. He crept on until he reached the end of the semi-circle, and then mounting some rocks, he got behind one and found that he could look back for a distance of two hundred yards in the direction they had come. What he saw pleased him greatly. More than a score of redskins were at a halt, but all sitting upon the backs c f their horses. They were talking :md gesticulating, but they spoke in such low tones that he could not hear them. But after watching them he quickly understood that more of them had gone upward in order to get around. "Just as I thought," the boy iuttered, as he gave a nod. ":Well, I don't know as it would be wrong for me to take a shot right now to Jet them know that we are on the watch. I won't kill one of the redskins, though. I ll just drop one of the horses." He had brought his Remington with him, and, moving slightly so he would have a good chance, he took a quick aim 'and pulled the trigger. Crang! ; As the report rang. out one of the horses gave a leap for ward, unseating its rider, and then dropped to the ground. Consternation seized the redskins, for the shot must have' been entirely unexpected. They immediately turned and rode back untU they were out of sight, and, with a smile upon his face, Young Wild Wesf hurried back to his companions. "Got one of 'em, eh, Wild?" the scout asked, nodding approvingly. "No, I didn't try to, Charlie," was the reply. "I shot one of their ponies. It was a shame to do even that, but it w111 mak:e one less to aid the red scoundrels any further." "If it had been me it wouldn't have been a. pony what got shot." "I know that, Charlie. But I am not in the habit of shooting even a hostile Indian, unless It is absolutely necessary. I be lieve you have heard me say that before, and by this time you ought to know it well ellough without .hearing me say it." "Oh, I know it all right, Wild. But I thought maybe you might broke your rule jest once. It's all, right, anyhow. You know you't business a blamed sight better I do." They waited patiently, and a few minutes later they heard sounds from bel o w them. I reckon they're coming," the young deadshot said, as he tqok the risk of peering over a rock. Then much to his surprise he saw the yellow bull tearing along the trail almost straight toward their hiding place. The boy could not help laughing, for he realized instantly that the medicine man must have ordered the bull to be chased that way wi t h the intention of trying to frighten them. "What' s the matter, Wild?" the scout asked, for he noticed the change of expression on the young deadshot's face. .. The yellow bull is coming, Charlie," was the reply. "Is that so?" and the scout sprang to his side, his rifle in readiness. "Don't shoot the bull, Charlie. There ls DO use in doing that. The old medicine man has painted it up for some purpose which none o f us know just yet. But it seems that'the b0ull was sent this way to frighten us. I repkon nobody will be very much frightened, though," and the boy actually laughed. They all took a look then, and the bull came tearing along, tossing its head and acting very much as though he was ready to flght any one or anything. The animal looked queer, even ridiculous, with the bright yellow paint cove ring its hide. "That's the first time I ever saw a. yellow bull!" exclaimed Jim Dart, showing genuine surprise. "That's what I said when I saw it," Wild answered "Hut there Is nothing wonderful about it. The redskins have sim ply painted the bull yellow, that's all." "The work of the medicine man, I suppose." "Most certainly. He thinks he has done a.,great thing in bringing about something entirely new. But I reckon he'll change h!s mind before we get through with him. I have de cie properly tried and receive the punishment that ls due him. If he has caused the uprising among the Apaches he ought to 1m1Ter for it." "He'll suffer for it, you can depend upon that," Captain Smith exclaimed, his eyes flashing. Th

12 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE YELLOW BULL. or crouching upon the ground with the barrels thrust between j "Ye s, you might call it that. There's a redskin coming with the rocks. the bull now. H e must have followed and roped the beast: A suspense of probably two seconds, a .nd then the Indians I supose old Crooked Hoof can't very well get along without came in view simultaneously from both directions. the bull. That's him ftanding In the center of the bunch." They began firing, and the bullets flattened against the "Me see um chief, Misler Wild." rocks, some of them dropping among the bi:ave little party. "He Isn't exactly what you call a chief, Hop. He's a medi-But no one offered to fire a shot until Young Wild West set cine man. Something of a magician, I suppose." the example. "Lat allee light," and the Chinaman's eyes twinkled. "Me The boy waited until the two parties had nearly come toal!ee samee gleat magic ian, so be. gether, and then his rifle cracked. Wild smilePEABS. Wild and Hop were not long in joining the others under the cliff. But the moment he arrived there the young deadshot noticed that one of the party was missing. ''.It was Captain Smith. "How is this?" he asked, turning to Charlie In surprise. "Where ls the captain? I see that his horse isn' t here, either." "That's right, Wild. The minute you went away he sa,id all of a sudden that he reckoned he had better strike out an' git to the fort. He he !mowed you didn't approve of it, but he was go!n', anyilow. He must be quite some distance away by this time, 'cause he wasn't long in gittin on his horse an' starUn' oft', I kin tell you." "Well, if 1t suits 'him to go it's all right. I hope he don't get caught by the redskins again, however, for I don't feel just like ta.king such a risk as you and I d'd a little while ago. Maybe It w!ll be all right. I hope he reaches the fort in safety." "I reckon we all hope that," and the scout gave a nod. "It ain't likely we'll stand a very good show of gittin' away from here," he added, with a shrug of his shoulders, as he turned a.nd looked in the direction he knew the Apaches to be. '"What did you do, anyhow? We,.heard the firecracker go oft', Did Hop throw it anywhere close to 'em?" "He threw it right In their midst, or it would have dropped there, rather, had it not exploded over their heads." "Sorter made 'em jump an' yell, didn't it?" "It certainly did, though we couldn't see much of the jumping they did, for there is so much smoke to the powder that Hop uses in making the cracker that It generally obscures things." "Me gottee l!llee powdee me puttee In with um other powdee to makee plenty smoke, so be," Hop spoke up. "Smoke al lee light, BO be." "It Is sometimes when you want to hide yourself, that's sure, Hop." "You mean to remain right here for a while, then, eh, Wild?" Arletta asked, after the boy had finished talking with the scout and Hop. "There is nothing else to do, Et," was the reply. "It would be simply placing ourselves at the mercy of the redskins if we were to undertake to get away. "You know what mercy they w ould show us, of course. "Yes, I know. I don't want to be at their mercy. But there's no water here, and should we have to remain here until late in the night, or perhaps until to-morrow, we would feel for (


YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE YELLOW BULL13 the want of it. I really would like to have a drlnk now, and I know the horses need it badly." "It can't be helped," and the young deadshot shook his head. "You can m ake up your mind that you have got to stay here, little girl. There are too many of the redskins left for us to think of whipping. them in a fair fight. We must let them go ahead and manage to defeat them at every move they make against us. '!'hat's all there is to it, so all hands settle down to t h e fact that we have got to stay here until after it gets dark, anyhow." What the boy said seemed to satisfy them all, even to Bill Flounde r, the cowbo y who ha. d not offer e d to go away with Captain Smith, though he had set out from the mining camp to accompany .him to the fort. 1 Young Wild West knew quite well that the loss the redskins had sustained .would only make them more eager for revenge. But still the y were not going to expose themselves too much, since the y kne w what the result would surely be. But that would make a siege of it, and probably they might stay there until a detachment of cavalry or others came to the a ssistance of the party. It had b een very sultry all day long, and though the sun was declining now there was not the least bit of breeze that reached our friends. The hollow at the foot of the clifl' was toe;> far down for anything llk e that. Since Wild had not h eard anything of the Indians after they got ov e r the fright Hop gave them when he hurled the big cracker among them, he was pretty well convinced that they were not aware that the cavalryman had taken his departure. As he looked up and down the trail he decided that Captain Smith really had a pretty good chance of getting away unobserve d and ;when Charlie explained that Smith had kept close to that side as he was l eaving, the boy was convinced that he would be all right, unless he happened to come upon another roving band of Indians who were bent upon joining the force of the old medicine man. Half an hour slipped by without them hearing or seeing anything of the Apaches. But not one of them believed that the villains had gone very far from the spot. No doubt the council of war had been finished before this, and Crook e d Hoof was making active preparations to enable him to catch the palefaces he hated so much. Another half hour passed, and a feeling of uneasiness caine over most of them. Charlie showed this particularly, though Wild and were quite calm, and seemed to be satisfied with the way things were going. "Blamed if I ain't gittin' tired of this," the scout declared, after a while. "I feel like goin' out an' showin' myself jest to draw the redskins this way. "If' they don't do somethfn' putty soon I think I'll do It, too." "You'll do nothing of the kind, Charlie," Young Wild West declared, smiling as he spolrn. "Just let them have their own way about it. We !mow pretty well that they can't get at us without us s e e i -ng them. They. don't stand the ghost of a chance of shooting at us very often, and they must come directly toward us if they try to get us" "I know that, all right, Wild," ,was the reply. "But It's blamed tiresome. I'm jest as dry as I kin be, too. We didn't bring no wate r with us, 'cept what Hop an' Wing has got In the kegs on the pack-horses. That's warm it ain't 1!.t to drink, an' I don't want none of It unless I git so thirsty that I've got to wet my throat." "I reckon we'll give the horses a little bit of It when nlg'ht comes, and if there' s any left we'll kindle a fire and make some coffee with it." "Kindle a fire, eh?" "Yes, why not? The redskins know we are here, so that won't make any difference." "That's so, too. But it might light the way for 'em so they could come sneakln' up an' git putty close afore we seen 'em." "That's all right. They won't get close enough to do any harm before we can see them, you can bet on that." It must have been along about five o'clock In the n!ternoon whe n footsteps were heard in the direction they knew the Indians were located. All eyes wer e turned that way, and when they saw an In dian approaching carrying a white rag that was attached to a stick, they were not a little surprised. But that was not all. Not far behind the redskin came another, leading the yellow bull. The Indian acted in anything b' an off-handed way as he approac h ed. He s e emed to fear that he might be shot. But he was perfectly saf e as .far as that was concerne d for Young Wild West and his f r i ends neve r did business that way. If an enemy approached bearing a flag of truce, they were always ready and willing to hold a parley Waiting until the redskin was within about fifty feet of the rocks behin d which they were concealed, Young Wild We s t arose an.d showed himseli:. The Apache came to a stop, and the on e b ehind him l eading the bull did likew ise "We ll, redskin, what do you want?" the bo y asked in his 1 cool and easy way as he looked at the Indian rathe r curious l y. "Me come to tell what Crooked Hoof, the g:reat medicine man of the Apac hes, wants to say to the palefaces." "All right, come on. _We'll give you a chance to talk as much as y ou like. Don't think that we are going to shoot you or malr e you a prisoner." Some what r e a ssure d, the brave approache d more r eadily and after him came the other, forcing the bull, which see m e d to be rather docile just now, along with him. "Crooked Hoof say Young Wild West is h e re, the Indian began, as he looked at the boy k e e nly. "Crooked Hoof tells the truth if he says that. I am Young Wild West." "Young Wild We s t shoot heap muc h Ap ac h es." "'That's all right. I have neve r shot any of them unless the y were des erving of it. Go ahead and let us know what you want.'' "Crooked Hoof say paleface maidens here." "That is strictly correct. But what of it?" "Crooked Hoof say he no want to fight white squaws or children." "Crooked Hoof lies, then, for he would take advantage of anyone. He is after the s calps of all the palefaces he can find, and you know it But you haven't told me what "you. want." "Crooked Hoof ls heap much medicine man. The Great Spirit made the bull turn yellow, and the yellow bull don't like the palefaces. It tell the great medicine man that he mus t k111 all the palefaces." "A wonderful liull it must be," and the y oun g deadshot laughed at the Indians. "So it can talk, eh?" "The yellow bull can talk. But he no talk to any bod y but the medicine man. "Oh, I see. Is that all you want to say?" "That's all, Young Wild West." "All right. G-0 on back with your old yellow bull .and t ell Crooked Hoof that we'll be ready for him any time he wants to come and get us You might tell him that we have got enough cartrjdges here to shoot ten times the number of the braves he has with him. We all know how to shoot pretty well, too." "Heap much shoot, heap much smoke," the Indian de clared, shaking his head. "Yes, that's right. Now go on back and t ell your old medicine man that inside of twenty-four hours he will eithe r be shot or be a prisoner at the fort. The Great Spirit didn' t tell me this, but I happen to know it, just the same, and I don' t need to paint a bull yellow to get my Information, either. The Apache nodded just as if he belleved everything the boy said. H!l did not seem to be at all disappointed over the result of the parley, but nodding to his companion, who was holding the bull by a rope, he strutted away, still keeping the flag of truce raised. When they had disappeared from view Wild turned to his companion and said: "Well, what do you .think of that? I reckon the old medicine man must hav e got it In his head that he could frlghtmi us Into surrendering. He knows I'm here, but it shows plainly that he don't understrui.d my way of doing things exactly. I've never yet surrendered when I've had the least chance of winning out, and I hardly think we'll do it now." "Surrender, .eh?" the scout exclaimed, shaking his head and sm!l1ng grimly. "That's about the last thing !'in thin kin' we'll have to do. What's worryin' me the most is 'cause there ain't a stream of water right here so we could have all we wanted to drink. It wouldn't be bad if there was a good patch of grass for the horse s, too. But I s'pose we can't always have things jest the way we want 'em." The young d eadshot smiled at this, and then seeing that Jim and t,he cowboy were keeping a good wii,tcn, he went over and sat. down near the girls.


14 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE YELLOW BULL. Presently Hop up and interrupted tbam as they were talking. "Mlsler Wild," he said, "maybe you wantee makee lill ee fire, so be." "That's right, Hop, but there isn't anything to make lt with." "Me see plenty wood when me go up um hill with you." "Yes, I remember of having seen s ome, too. You want to go and get It, I suppose." "Lat light, Mlsler Wild." "Well, be very careful, and don't go too far." The Chinaman nodded and looked pleased and then promptly crept away from the spot. Wild knew he would no t have to go very far to get the necessary brush and fagots to kindle the fire, so he did not bother himself about it much. But when five minutes elapsed and the Chinaman did not show up he began to think that he must have gone rurther than was J"eally necessary, H e waited, however, until another five minutes had passed, and then seeing no signs of the Ch inaman returning, he arose to his feet and, nodding to his companions, said: "It may be that Hop bas taken the notion to do a little spying upon the redskins, and that he has been caught at lt. I reckon I'd better go and find out." "Let me go with you, Wild," the scout spoke up, eagerly. "All right, Charlie. Come right along." The two left the camp with just as much caution as they could command, for they did not doubt but that there were Indians somewhere watching them. They went on to the foot oE the steep descent and soon made their way to the top, where there was a fallen tree. Hop could have got all the wood .that was required right here, but had failed to do so, though they did notice a small pile of It after they had turned the corner of a high rock "He got the wood hEJ wanted, and then went on to try and do somelhin' else, Wlld," the scout whispered, as he pointed to the heap ot faggots. The young deadshot nodded but made no verbal reply. He was about to go on a little furthe r when a slight sound attracted his attention toward the right. Making a quick motion with his left hand for the scout to drop, the boy went fiat to the ground, and then lay perfectly still. Charlie was quite equal to the occasion, and they lay there for nearly a minute before anything further happened. Then they suddenly saw the tufted head o f an Apache warrior show from behind a rock less than twenty feet from them. Both now were. quite sure that H o p had been seized suddenly by the redskins and prevented from making an outcry. He must now be a prisoner, and this meant that they had more trouble on their hands. CHAPTER VITI. ARIETTA IS UNFORTUNATE. When Young Wild West and Cheyenne Charl!e had been gone a little more than ten minutes Arletta began to grow deci dedly uneasy, The fact that Hop had failed to come back arter starting out to get some wood for the purpose of kindl!ng a fire was quite enough to convince her that something must have happened to-him. But W!ld and Charlle had not returned, either, and this mant that they must have gone to look for the missing Chinaman. Very o!ten .A:rletta made up her mind to do a thing whether her friends approved or not. She became imbued with the Idea that she must go and look for h e r boy lover. "Girls," she said, suddenly turning to Anna and Eloise, "I am going out for a little wh!le." MWhat! cried Anna. "You wouldn't take such a risk as that, would you?" "Yes, and I mean to take the risk, too. I know pretty well now that Hop has been captured by the Indians. Wild and Charlie no doubt discovered it right after they left h ere, and they're probably trying to find a means of rescuing him. I think I can be of some help, and that's why I'm going." "Bette1 stay here, Arletta," Jim Dart adYlsed, shaking his head. "Wild and Cbarl!e will be back pretty soon. If they have dis c overed that Hop was captured by the redskins, most likely they'll com e back to let us know about it." "They wouldn't come back if they thought they had a chance to ge t blm free," the girl r epli ed with a shake of the head. 'But never rulnd. I said I was going, and I meant it. I'll take care of myself all right, and If I do happen to be caught by the Apach e s they won't kill me. That's one thing sure." There was nu need o f saying anything more, and J i m knew it, so h e remained perfectly silent. Bill Flounder, the cowboy, was amazed at the daring of the girl. I wouldn't want to sneak away from h ere myself, h e said, in a whisper to Dart. -"W)lat's the matte r with the gal, any how'?" "Oh, she ger,erally knows what she is doing," was the reply. "She i s always taking great risks, and she generally wins out, too. We'll have to let her go, that's all. When Wild isn't here no one can make her change her mind." "Well, I hope she does make out a ll right, but lt sorter seems to ma as if the old medicine man has got his braves strung all 11round so they ldn watch every m o ve we make. I'll bet the heathen was seen when ]le climbed up the cliff, an' that Young ,Wild West an' Cheyenne Charlie was, too." "Quite lik e ly. But all we can do Is to watt here untll something happens." And if the Injuns make a rush here we'll have a hard time o f it, 'cause there'll be three or four lots to put up a fight. "We can take car-e of the m all right," Jim retorted, confi dently. "Just take it easy, Bill." 11;1eanw}+ile Arletta was already moving from the spot. She acted with a great deal of caution, for she knew as well as any of them that the probabilities were that a was being kept upon them. Revolver In hand, she s lowly crept upward, and at length reached the top of the cliff. The n she saw the p!le of fagots that Hop must have gathered before he was caught by the redskins. She p i cked her w a y cautiously along, a.nd suddenly as she was moving around the corner of a big rock she came upon the outstretched form of an Indla)l. It startled her at first, but when she saw that the redskin was dead she merely gave a nod and, moving aside a little, went on past the body. She knew vAry well that either W!ld or Charlie had been responsible for the death of the Ap ache, and this convinced her thoroughly that Hop had really been made a prisoner. She mo ved along without making a sound, sometimes creep ing, and walking at others, when there were enough rocks and shrubbery to conceal her. After covering a distance of probably two hundred feet she came to a downward slope. She paused here, and took a loo lt at what lay below. It was uot long before she caught sight of the heads of several Apache warriors as they showed a trlfie above a ledge of rocks below. "There Is where the Indians are," Arietta thought, as she gave a nod of satisfaction. I suppose Wlld and Charlie are. down there somewhere watching them and waiting for a chance to g e t Hop. I think I ha<;]. better go down a little closer so I can be on ha1;1d to help them. The first thing I know they' ll be hurrying up this way, and the redskins will be after them in hot pursu it. I can fire a few shots and help them along. I'm glad I came fro m the camp." She did not start directly toward the spot where she saw the moving Indians, but turn(ld a little to the right, and was soon able to proceed along with less caution, since three was a large ;;upply of rocks piled up In all sorts o! ways, and she could r eadily step along behind them. The girl continued on until she had reached the almost level stretch that lay b e low a h!ll. She was now past the temporary camp of the Indians, and so must turn and move toward it If she expected to get c lose enough t o observe what was going on there. Arletta proce eded along with the greatest of caution now, for she lrnew that t he least sound she might make would surely be heard by some watching Apache. She succeeded !n getting to wi thin about fifty feet of the spot :ihe was beading for when something happene d that took her complete l y by surpris e. Two redskins pounced from behind a big rock and s eize d her before .:;he had the least chance to turn her revolver upon them. "Wild, Wild!" the girl screamed, at the top of her voice But that was all she could do, for a heavy hand was clapped over her mouth, and then she was hurried away, both Indians holding her tightly. I


YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE YELLOW B U LL. 15 Into a hollow the b raYe girl was carried, while she struggle d in vain to free herself. The old medicine man and about twenty of his braves were gathered there, and when they saw the girl brought in they evinced io;reat joy. The spot they had selected as their temporary headquarters was a well protected one, and though the camp of our friends could not be seen from it, it was pretty certain that Indians were po s t e d around at different places so they could keep a watc h it. Crooked Hoof ran forward and seized the girl by the arms. He shook her roughly, whiie hls eyes lighted up vengefull y. ''Paleface i.r.aide n must be killed by the yellow bull!" he ex -claimed "Then the Apaches will meet with victory, and soon ha Ye the scalps of the palefaces hangin g to their belts." Arietta had gi v en up struggling by this time, and was now quite herself. "The medicine man of the Apache s will soon die," she retorted, defiantly. "You dare not kill me. The soldiers will come as thick as the l eav e s on the trees and wipe you all out." "Ugh! atld Crooked Hoof showed how much he disliked what she said. Tied to the stump or a tree close at hand was the yellow b u ll pawing and doing its best to break loose. Not far distant Hop lay upon the ground, bound hand and fo ot. When he saw the girl l ook at the bull and then turn h e r eyes upon the helpless Chinaman, a gloating expression came over the hideously painted face o f the old medicine man. "Pale face maiden no like," he said. "No, I don t like it, that' s right," Arietta retorted, stlll d e fiant. "The G reat S pirit has made the yellow bnl! talk to Crooked Hoof, and it has told him that the palefaces will soon go away from the earth. The red man will have all the land, and it will be his hunting ground wherever he wants to go Arietta said nothing to this, for she knew it would be use less. Evidently the medicine man did not think it worth wh!le to ti.e her hands. Her revolver and huntingk n i fe had been taken from her almost the instant she had been seized so she c ould actually do no harm no matter ho w hard she tried. Taking her by the arm, Croolrnd Hoof motioned the brave who was holding her to let go. Arietta went w illingl y with him, and he soo n motioned her to sit upon a rock that was in about the cen t e r of the hollow. The girl sat down, and then taking a look around saw that she was completely surrounded by the Apaches, so Ir she were to make a sudden attem);t to run away she would only get a few feet. She wondered wher e Wtld and Charlie were, but knowing that they must oe somewhere very close b y, and perhaps look ing at her a t that very moment, she began to feel more at her ease. If it had been the first time she had ever been a captive in the hands of a band o f hostile Indians she might have been terrifi ed. But s o many times had she been placed in a similar condi tion that it was anything l>ut new. Hep lay upon the ground not more than a doz e n feet from her, wh!le it was perhaps twenty_ feet to the tree stump to which the bull was tied. The Indians pricking the bull with sharp sticks, and the anima l struggled fiercely to break the rope and charge them. When Arietta noticed this she began to f')el a trifle uneasy, for she thought it possible that the medicine man really meant to cause the bull to kill her. But as nothing ye t had been done toward this, she grew a tritle more hopeful, and after waiting for a period of five minutes she decided to say something to the helpless China man. "Hop," she spok e u,p suddenly, "what are you doing here?" "Me no knowee, Missee Alietta," came the reply, which told plainly that h e had been watching and had seen her brought to the spot. "How did they catch y ou, Hop?" "Velly muchee quickee. Me no havee time to say some thling." "Whv didn't you come back when you found the wood? Then all of this would have been avoided." "Me wantee findee um leds Kins, Missee Alietta. Evelythlng allee light. Me no 'fl.aid." The way the heathen spoke told Arietta right away that he must expect to get away. But she did not ca r e t o ask him how he wa::; g0ing to do it, for the redskins "\'\'ere listening to what they said. But the fact was that Hop had very lar ge wrists and small hands, and it was s e ldom indeed that he cou l d not slip a ro pe no matter how tightly his hands were ti e d t ogether. The girl knew this well enough, but Hop was lying so she could not see his hands, and s h e did no t just how he had been bound But a sleight-of-hand performer i s capable of doing a g:-ea t d eal more than an ordinary person -;,hen it comes t o the use of the h a nds. Al ready Ho p hall mr.naged. to slip bi.s bonds, and while he was talldng with the brave girl he was in ':he act of untying the rop e which had been pass ed around the upper portlon of his body, his arms to his sides. So clever was he in doing this that even though several of the brav es were looking right at him, succeeded in g etting i t loose enough to give him t he ent:re freedOL:l of his arms. But hls ankles we r e tied togethe r, and he cou l d hardly expect to untie the roDe. The thing he wanted now was a knife, so he might suddenly sever tile rope, and then he would have a poss ibl e chance of running aw a y bet orn his captors bare ly realized what his intention was. But something happene d just the n that wa1 very helpful to the Chinaman. Crooked Hoof had b e en tallin g in low tones to three or four of his brav es, and whe n on e of them strirted toward the Chinaman, a knife in his hand, A rietta imew right away that he meant to cut Hop free Certainly a hostile Indian would not use a knife to k!ll a captive in that way, 'fhey usually wanted to torture him fir s t She was right in what she thought, for the brave stoope d and cut the rope that was bound about Hop's ankl es. Then he gruflly ordered the Chinaman to g e t up Hop, acting as lf his hands were tied behind him, made two or three attempts to get up, au d finally d i d so. The Indian gave him a kick, with intention o f forcing bim to wal k over to where the medicine man was In waiting But the instant he did this Hop threw out his h ands and. shouted: "Hip hi, hoolay' Me allee samee gittee flee." He was off like a flash, and in l ess than two seconds ha(l di sappeared behind a rock. It happened so suddenly that even Arietta wa s astonished. She arose to her feet to take advant:!ge of the excitement the Chinaman had caused by his sudden escape. But she was not quick enough, and half a dozen hands grabbed her before she had gone a dozer;. feet. As she was struggling with the Apaches a rifl e shot soundeq, and one of them instan t l y rel eased his hold ap.d droppe d to the ground. T he next moment che Indians were shouting wildly and yelling themselves hoarse. Everything was in conrus!on, and the medicine man took his place near the yellow bull and waved his hands frantic ally. Bang! A loud eport sounded, and knowing that Hop had caused t h e explosion, Arietta made a desperate struggle to get away from her captors. But unfortunately she s lipped and fell to the ground, and before s h e could get up she had been seized again and dragged away among the rocks. The Indians in charge of her kept going right along, and the girl knew they were hastening to get to some safe place 'l'he shooting soon died out, and as she looked behind her she saw others of the band cornii;ig, too some riding and others hurrying along on leading thei r hors es CHAPTER IX. THE BUGI..E CALL. Hop Wah had no sooner got behind the rock when he drew something from his pocket. Then a match appeared in his hand, and striking it, he lighte d the fuse of one of the big crack.ers he had in his possession. He hurled it into the midst of the Indians, and the n turning sharply to the left, made direct for the trail that ran along at the foot of the clitr. In the confusion that followed he had quite an easy chance to get back to the camp, and almost breathless from running, he bounded into the view of Jim Dart and the others, who were on the watch.


16 YOUNG WILD WEST AND YELLOW BULL. The r.owboy was Yery much excited, and Anna and Eloise were ps.le and trembling as they crouched with their rifles. A fight was going on, they knew, for the shouting and yells told it plainly. ''Hully uppee, Misler Jim!" Hop exclaimed, as he leaped ov e r a rock and stood in their midst "Um ledskin allee samee gottee Missee Alietta. She no gittee 'way. Me gittee 'way. M"1 : e !l y smartee Chinee. Makee bigee bang and lun lilcee evelythling. "Did you see anything of Wild and Charlie?" Jim asked. "Me no see, but me hear plenty shootee, so be. May be ley h e lp e e Miss e e Alietta. 'l 'he sound of a bugle rang out just then, and all gave a start, and then broke into a cheer. T he cavalrymen were coming! "Hcol a y!" Hop shouted, waving his hat, though he could not s e c a ny one approaching. "Evelythling be allee light now, so be. Tha clatter o f hoofs could now be heard, and the next mo-1 ment a score or more of C'avalryme n were seen riding up with Captain Smith in the lead. As the captain reined in his horse Jim Dart sprang to meet hi m. 'I'm glad you came, captain," the boy called out, excitedly. "T!J e redskins h a ve got Arietta." "\Vr a t ,. the officer cried, in astonishment. "How did that ., "l haven't time to tell you just now. Wild and Charlie are a Y ;ay somewhr:re. Y o u heard the shooting, of course." "Yes, and that' s what hurried us up. You see I was a little l ucky, for before I got to the fort I met these fellows who were ou t hunting for something in the way of game. I got t hem here as quickly as I could. I'm sorry are too late." "Oh, yo u mustn't say you are too late, captain," Dart retorted. "You might better call it just in time. Undoubtedly the Apaches are getting away from here as fast as they can. But they've got Arietta, and that means that we should give pursuit at once." "Co rr.e on, boys," the captain shouted, a:; he waved his s word. "After the redskins. We'll not only save the girl, but we'll crus h this outbreak ight at the start." The bug l e sounded again, and then away rode the cavalrymen, cheering wildly and ready for the fray. They had barely gone when Wild and Charlie came down the htll and made for the camp. '.Let me have .Spitfire, quick,'; the young deadshot called om:, though he did not appear to be greatly excited, at that. "I r ec lrnn v;e' !l soon c lean up the redskins now." "You couldn't save her, eh, Wild?" Jim asked, anxiously. "No, Jim, it was dangerous to do any shooting, especially after Hep made so much. smoke down there. Charlie shot one of the redskins, as he was handling Arietta rather roughly, and that started them a!J to firin g and yelling. We did no stooting a t all after that, but tried our best to steal up close e11ough to r escue Arietta. We couldn't do it, though, for they got her aw a y be fore we knew it. Tlley're a ll on the run now, a n d if the cavalrymen keep going very fast they won't be long in overtaking them. Was Captain Smith with them?" "Yes, he was lucky enough to meet them before he got to the fort, and he lost no tin1e in getting here." "Good! l am not worrying a whole lot. I ha.rdly think they' ll dare to harm Arietta any." "What b ecome of the yaller bull, Wild?" Charlie asked. "I didrr't see nothin' of the blamed thing after Hop set off that fir ecracker." I didn't tal' e notice, Charlie. But never mind the yellow bull. That do esn't amount to anything." "Only that it's painted yaller, that's all. But come on. Let's git away from here." T he n the scout quickly threw himse lf upon the back of his and went galloping away. Wild was hght after him, and he went without giving any o ro ers to Jim. But undoubted ly he wante d him to remain with Anna and Eloise s o Jim did not attempt to follow them. Once they found the trail o f the Indians, Wild and Charlie went gall oping swiftly along. They could see the hoofprints of the cavalry horses, too, and they knew that it would not be very long before the r e wo u ld be some :fighting done. Old Crooked Hoof was to o foxy to keep on riding and have his braves shot down, one or two at a time. As soon as he could find a place for an ambuscade he would halt and wait for his pursuers. Then probably there might be a loss of life. Wild knew this as well as h e knew anything, and he was anxious to overtake the cavalrymen before such a thing could happen. For over a mile they rode along without seeing anything of those ahead, and then just a s they r eached the brow of a rocky hill they caught sight of the cavalrymen less than two hundre d yards below them in a hollow. They were riding along at a gallop, and as the youn g deadshot craned his neck and looked along he saw a few strag-gling Indians. Charlie, he said, as he leaned toward his partner as he rode up at his s!de, "the redskins are heading for the gulch over there. As soon as they come to a place where there are plenty of rocks they'll stop and wait for the cavalrymen to come up. We must hurry. We don't want to let them be ambushed and shot down before they know it." "Right yer are, Wild," came the r ep l y, and the n the two pushed on faster than be fore The sorrel stallion now began to outdistance the sco ut's horse, and in less than two minutes Young Wild West was leading by a good hundred fee} Knowing that he was near enough to attract the attention of those ahead, Wild fired a sho t in the air. The r eport had no soone r sounded than he saw some of the cavalrymen turn and look back. Then he wave d his hat excitedly for the m to stop. The signal was understood instantly, and the cavalrymen promptly came to a halt. Captain Smith came riding back, and when near enough to make himself heard plainly, hE! called out: "What is the matter?" "Nothing in particular, captain," the young de2.dshot answe red, in his cool and easy way as he rode up and brougl:it Spilfire t o a halt. "But you seem to have forgotten that the redskins might take a notion to ambush you." No, I had not quite forgotten that, Wild. W e were k eeping a pretty good watch, you know. "That's all right, too But there may be plenty o f places for t h em to hide. You don't hardly think the y 'll kee p right o n, do you?" "Well, I did think they would keep on till we got so close to them that they would be compelled to fight." "Well, you take my advice and go a little slow. I 'll ride ahead with Charlie and do some scouting. You come along at an easy canter, and when you see us wave or hear a single shot fired you'll know it's all right to ride at full speed and be ready to shoot." "Very well, I shall be glad to do anything yo u say. Come to think of it, your advice is good." This being settled, the young deadshot turned to his partner and said: "Now then, Charlie, I reckon we' ll strike off a little to the right instead of following the trail. In that way we may be able to discov e r just what the Apaches intend to do." "Right yer are, Wild,,. Charlie answe red, ever ready to fol low the !Joy and do exactly as h e said. Riding on past the cavalrymen, wllo came ;o a halt, the two struck slightly off to the right, and wc-e coon lost to view, fN there were man y hills and hollows, and the g r ou n d b ei n g stre wn thickly wi t h rock s of all sorts and shapes, it was no wonde r that they quickly w ere hidde n. Half a mile further on they came t o a rathe r hi6h s pot and then Young Wild \Vest quic k ly brought his sorre l stallion to a halt and took a look around. Nothing could be saen of the r edskins, yet there was a wid e stretch of miles before them. Here and there a huge pile of sand whic h had been throw n up by the winds could be seen, and far b ey ond a blue lin e, hazy and not quite distinct, told that there was vege tation there. "We've struck a little desert, I reckon, the scout observed, as he took a look and then nodded to his companions. "That's right, Charlie. nut the redskins have no t had time to get across it. That means th2.t they have stopped somewhere. Now then, the thing for us to do is to find them." "That's jest the thing. I kn ow e d enough for that m} self.'' "This way, then," and the boy turned in the di rection that he knew would lead him straight to the trail the redskins h&d been traveling upon when last see n. There was a gulch which was wide and sloping on the s i des not far away, and it was easy to guess that the India n 3 h a d not left it, for beyond where it wld e n e d straight to the level tract there was nothing that would possibly conceal them. Reaching the gulch, the two rode down carefully, for it was not easy work for the horses. Once lhey got beiow they let the horses walk an the way


Y O UNG WILD W ES T AND THE Y ELLOW BULL 17 a c r o ss, and w e r e unable t o see anything tliat looked like a fresh hoofp rint. .. They' r e off there somewhere, you can bet, Charlie Wild said, i n h is cool and easy way. I hope the.y don't surprise the ca valrym en, after all, fo r the y must be getting pretty close by this time "We h atl b ette r hurry a little: the n eh, Wild?" "It wq_uld n t do to ride very fast fo r we might come upon t h e m befor e w e were a w a r e of it." '"fha t s s o, t oo. G o on. I'll be r i ght after yer." Wild now started a h ead, keepin g h i s hors e at a trot. ThE) ground was not hard, s o the sounds the hoofs of the stallion made as it came i n co n t a c t with the ground could not be heard a ver y great distance They went alo n g fo r probably three hundre d yards, and then the sharp eyes of the y oung dead shol caught sight of a n India n standing upon a hig h roc k and looking to the righ t. W hoa, S p itfire! h e e x c l aime d a s he r eined in his s t eed, and 1h e n pointing to the Indian, h e nodde d his head and said : .. The r e s one of the m, Charlie. I r eckon I was r i ght i n thinking t hey w ere going t o stop and wait in ambush. .. I reckon you was. W e ll, I'll mighty soon fix that redskin," and t h e scout quickl y r aised the butt of his rifle to his shoulder. "Hol d on, Char lie!" exc l aime d the young deadshot as h e reache d ove r and seized the rifl e b y the barrel. "You must remembe r that there is no fig h t going o n now, and t o shoot even a redskin down in that fashion is not ,my way of doing t hings. I r e ckon I've said this a f e w times befor e." I kno w yer have Wild. But I alway s forgit, for when I see a r edskin, an' I know he's been doin' somethln' that he h a dn't oughter or means t o do somethin' as soon as h e gits t h e c hance i t always strikes m e t hat t h e best t hing to do i s t o drop him a n have done with it. But tha t's all right. I won' t s h oot. "We'll ride behind these rocks over h e r e and then g o ahe a d on foot. I wan t t o be able t o s t o p t h e cavalrym e n before they get close enough t o be in danger." The bo y turne d his horse sharp l y to the left and r i d i n g a fe w yards, dism o u nted and threw the bridle-rein over Spit-fir e s head. Charlie dismounte d and fixed his horse I n the same manner, a n d then they hurrie d along keeping the rocks between the m a n d t h e watc hing Indian, who was not more than a hundred yards d istant. It was l u c k y for the m tha t he h a d not b e e n looking their way, o r h e surely must have seen the m when they rod e u p. But no doubt his attention w a s attracted i n the opposite direction and there was an excuse fo r him. The gulch being quite wide there and the rocks so plentiful, i t was quite a n easy matter fo r the t wo W'h o were so well experienced in t hat particular line t o move rapidly forward and get c lose to the Indian. W h e n they wer e not more than a hundred feet away fro m him they suddenly cam e i n s i g h t o f the rest of the b a nd. The y had drawn t h e i r h o rses in clGse t o the foot of the c l iff, a n d w e r e all crouching and l ying b ehind reeks and boulde r s, their rifl e s and carbines thrus t out in readiness to mow down the c avalry m e n as t hey came a long. Young Wild West. gave a nod, a n d a smile i n stantly shone upon his h a ndsome f a c e. "Charlie we've got t hem dead t o rights!" he e x c l aimed. I reckon you had better g o on a l i ttle further. I can s e e t hat you'll have a go o d c h a nce to d o this, for they can't see through s olid roc k, that's certai n Just stop the caval r y m e n bac k there a little w a y while I loo k around and find where Ariett a is." "Right yer are the scout a n s w e r e d, and w ithout another word he slipped away, dodging alo n g b ehind the r o c k s and c r awling upo n the g r ou 1!d w hen necessary. H e clitl not h:;.v e to go a v ery grea t distanc e b e fore he saw the cavalryme n approaching. Loo king o ve r h i s shoulder h e was a b l e to see t h e Indian still on the watch s o h e felt that i t was not g oo d p oli c y to s h o w himself j ust t hen. But the r e was a high projection a s h ort d i stance ahea d, and onc e h e got t o the oth e r side of that h e knew i t w o u ld b e all right. With o u t lo sing an:v time h e w ent on, and when he had reacned the othE'r side of t h e h i g h roc k he aros e t o his feet and then waved his hat fo r the cavalrymen t o stop He was seen, of cours e and his signa l was obeyed. Charlie c r e p t to th El e dge o f the rocky projection a n d took a look. The wat c hing Indian was n o lo nger there, and thi s meant t hat h e h acl s een the cavalrymen a pproaching and had l e f t his post to notify the waitin g ban d Then h e beckone d for the m to come o n and half a mrnu t e later Captain Smith and tis men rode up and came to a h a rt. Charlie quick l y expl ained matters to him, and then the captai n s e : ze d his hand a nd exclaimed: "How glad I am tha t y ou and Y eung W il d West ov ertook u s. We sure l y would haY e kept right on riding, fo r from t h e way things look ahead there is n o good place f o r the Indian s to h i d e." "You can't see it from here, o f c o u rse," the scout a n s w ered, as h e looked over his shoul de r That's why they sto1)ped there. There' s a bend j est a bout twenty feet this side o f the very p l ace they're hldin'. You would have g o t to the bend an' t h e n the first thing yo u woul d have kn owed a hailstorm of bullets would be comin' your way. Most likel y they would have c leaned up a lot of y e r a fore yo u got a c h ance The m e n a ll s ee m e d to b e much pleased a t escaping such a danger, and, forgetting t h e i r disc i p lin e for the moment, t h e y crowde d around the s c ou t a n d i n sisted upon shaking h i m b y the h and. Finally the captain got t h e m in orde r again, and then l ook ing at Charlie h e asked: "Did Young Wild West tell you what w e were to d o ?i. H e d id n t sa:y a w ord abou t tha t. H e jest told me t o come back here an' stop y e r that's all. H e was goin' to look a round a n .t r y au' find out w here his sweetheart is. The Injuns have got h e r of course." Oh Well, all i'igh t. I am g oing tc d o exacUy a s he wants m e to. But say! d id you see anything of t hat yellow p ainted bull?" "Not a thing. I s'pose that' s gone off somewh e r e I reckon if it goes far e nough to c ome u p w i t h a herd o f cattl e it'll start 'em on a s tampede." Then the s cout l a ughed, for he could not hel p thinkin g of w h a t a c o m i cal sight t h e yellow bull made. CHAPTER X. ARU:T'l'A s D AUTN G ESCAPE. Arietta was somewha t dis hear tened whe n she f ound that i n spite o f the v e r y g ood oppo rtunity she had she w a s unable t o m ake her escape fro m the Apaches. But she d i d not lose hear t even when s h e found h e rself bei n g dragged b e tween the. rocks. The Indian s had plenty of p onies at the i r comman d, and under the orders of old Crooked Hoo f a brave mounte d one of t hem a n d then too k the g i r l up b e fo r e him. As she looked aroun d Arietta could see the I ndians running on foo t a n d ridin g from almost every di rectio n Just as they got started t h e so u n d o f a bugle came to her e a r s. It was rather b u t i t inspire d h t:r s o much that she gave utterance to a shout o f j o y \ The r e d s k ins h eard -the b u g l e call, too, and t hey k new what it meant. T hP med icine m a n was just mounting his pon y w h e n o n e of the Apac hes c ame up l eading the bull, with two other s forcing the animal a long. Hccf gav e a n o d of satisfaction, for i t s e emed as if h e r eally h a d some faith i n the an imal even though he h a d undonbtedly l '.ed to h is foll o w ers w h e n h e t o id t hem tha t the Great had made t h e bu ll tal k lo him. H e k e i ) t r i g i 1 t on, and after him r.arue the stragglers, the bull being forced to ruu b y the prods it receive d fro m the sharpepe d sticks in the hands of thos e bhind i t. The retrea t continue d, a.nd Arietta k ept looking behind every chance s h e got for those s h e kne w must be in p ursu i t. But she saw nothing of them, and after what s e emed to be a rathe r long time the b a n d came t o a hal t in a gnlc h, and she k n e w right a.way that t hey meant :o wait t here in ambush. Fortunate l y t h e girl had not b o u n d, s o s h e simply waited fer the o :i p o rtunity to run a way from h e r c ? .ptors She f ailed m i ce b u t t h a t d i d not artec t her in t h e l east. Gn d e r the o rd e r s of Croo lrncl Hoo f the b r a v e girl was dragged bac k into a n ook among t h e r ocks, a n d two men were left to g u a r d her. The b ull w a s l e d u p, but b y t h i s time i t seemed g o aded t o de s p e r a t i on, and as i t b e g a n about one of the red s k ins h o l'.linp.; the r op e gav e a har d jer k and i t c ame untie d fr. om abou t the beast' s n ec k. Wit h a w il d s nort t h e bull made a p l u n g e from the spot, and as Ari etta }Va tche d she s a w i t ascending to the high ground a b o ve. This g a v e her an idea, f o r i f a b ull could run up there she might do the same.


,. tl8 YOUNG W I LD WEST AND THE YELLOW BUL L. Feeling sure that it would not be more tha.r. a few minutes b efo r e Young Wild West and his friends reache d the scene, she n e r ved herself to make a dasn for liberty. B u t first she decided to throw the redskins off their guar d, and w hile they were talking in low, guttural tones ,as they wai ted for their p ursuers to come tn sight, she feigned to be utterl y de j ecte d, and covering her face with her hands, gave a go od Imitation o f a girl sobbing fro m fright aml dejection. The Indians pai d no attention to her, and as the girl looked between her fingers and saw that their attention was diverted momenta1il y, she suddenly sprang t o her feet and made a bolt f rom t h e s po t. Hands were stret che d out to grasp h e r, but she escaped t hem a ll a n d striking the natural path that had been followed by the party b u t a minute or two before, she continued on desperately, pu ll1ug herself upward at every opportunity to aid he r in m aking the ascent. The Indian s on l y ran a short distance, for they were called back by t h e old medicine man. No doubt he hatl good reason for this, for just then he saw the brave h e had appointed to watch from above com ing hur-riedly d ow n. 1 Probably h e thought it much better t o let the paleface maiden get away than to miss the opportunity of slaying a lot o f cavalrymen. Mt:!anwhile Arletta continued on until she got to the top o f the ascent. 'l'hen one o t the I ndians who seemed to have formed a liking for the girl, slipped away unobserved by the medicine man and proceeded to follow her. When the girl got to the top she looked a round, and almost the first object her eyes fell upon was the form of her dashing young lover, who was atanding close to a rock at the other side o f the gulch. She w a ved her hand to hlm, and rec6i ve d an answering wave, and then she started along the top of the cllll', hoping to find a way to get down a llttle further ahead She had n o t gone more than fifty yards when she suddenly heard a fierce snort close at hand, and then as she turned and J oolced she saw the yellow bull charging straight toward her. A new danger threatened the girl, for she realized instantly that the animal had been goaded so much that it was probably maddened by this time, and seeing her with the red bodice she w o re, meant to gore her to death, or i:;robably pick her up on its horns and toss her over the cliffs to the rocks below. There was only one thing to do, and that was to start and run for it. Arietta did thi s, and as she looked behind she saw an Indian following the bull. Straight for the cliff the brave girl ran, looking vai n ly fo r a pl ace where sha might make a quick animal go flying downwar d. She looked as it struck the rocks below, a n d saw lt roll over D nce, and then lie perfectly still. Meanwhile, young Wild West had been able to see the peril o f his sweetheart, and he ran quickly for t h e spot wher e t h e horses had been left. But h e was not the on l y orie who had seen Arietta, for Ch a r lie and the cavalrymen had, a n d the scout qu ickly started b ack, t h inking that Wild did not know that Arletta was being pur s ue d b y the yellow bull at the top of the cliff Regardless of the fact that he might be see n b y t h e India n s, the scout sped on, and he had n early succeeded i n reaching the horses w h e n two s hots r ang out. H e heard the bullets as they whizzed pa.<;t him, but l

WILD WEST WEEKLY. CURRENT NEWS It would be interesting to know if any part of the world beats Iceland in the average length of l ife of its inhabi tants. On an average the people of that i s l and live to the age of Gl.8 years, which is very nearly double the mean duration of human life a s it was computed a generation ago. Sweden arid Norway are reg arded as very hei;lthy countries, but Iceland takes the p alm in l ongevity, the mean duration of life in Sweden being 50.02 years and in Norway 49.94 years. Cons ervative historians among the Chinese now claim for their race an antiquity bf at least 100 ,000 years, while those whose estimate s a re a little "wild" assert that the Chinese w ere the orig;ina l inhabitants of the earth aJ:!d that Chinese his tory goes back at least 500,000,000 yea rs. The government r ecords of China place the foundation of the empire at 2500 B. C., and claim that it was established by Tohi who, they ass ert, is the Noah mentioned in the book of Genesis B. C. 2240. J oh n Geroviani, thirty years old, of Hackensack, N. J., employe d in t he Continental Paper Company plant at Bo gota, was caught the other aftern oon between two roll s of paper and was crushed or smothered to death. It was hi s work to remain under the rolls of new made paper and pick up the broken pieces. A bu l ge in one of the roll s caused one of the men to investi gate and Geroviani was found dangling from betwee n two r o lls The plant closed down afte r the accident. Geroviani leaves a family. Two Japanese officers, Lietltenants Tokuda and Kimura, w ere killed while giving an exhibition :flight in an aero plane before a large gathering of Members of Parliament. Their machines broke down when making a turn at a height of 1,000 feet, and they were dashed to the ground. L ieutenant Bressard, a ]!'rench army officer, was killed while making a :flight in an aeroplane at Verdon, France, March 28th His motor burst when he was at a height of 2,500 feet. The machine crumpled up and t he aviator was found dead in the debris s li ver penetrated the eyeball of the "goocl" eye an d also the brain Doctors said that he would never see again, for the sight o : f the "good" eye was gone. Howeve r, when the bandages were removed, Hermanson picked up a new s paper and began to read. To his own ancl the doctors' amazement it was found that the sight of the "'bad" eye was excellent, but that of the "good" was gone Jt i s be lieved that the sliver struck a nerve when it entered the b r ain and performed an operation on the "bad'.' eye If the bill introduced by Senator White, of Jeff e rso n County, Ark., is enacted into a law it will be unlawful to employ youn g girl s at ciga r stand s in that State in t he future The Little ,Rock Juven i le Court has had severa l distres s ing cases before it rec e ntly traced directly to the e mplo yment of girls in cigar stands. Three young girl s wer e taken before the court by their parents, who told piti ful stories of moral deli n quencies o f llieir children caused by being employed in such places. County Judge Asher, who presides over the J'Q.venile Court, and Mayor Taylor held a conference, with the r esult that efforts will be made to get the Legislature to ena ct a law prohibiting the em 1 ployment of young girls in ciga r stands of the State. Miss Flossie Le ste r a stenographer, was marooned with several men in a moving van in Edgemont, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, when the :flood broke. Eventually the va n was overturned and the party was thrown into the icy wate rs. The van horses broke loose and separated, swim m ing for their lives. One of them passed close to the woman, who grasped a dangling strap and s ucceeded in climbing astride. For more than a mile and a half Miss Lester clung with her arms ab out the horse's n eck unti l at last he reached a high approach of the levee .near a farm house. Here she dropped to the ground un conscio u s and was taken in by the farmer's famil y The horse was t aken to the barn. Miss Lester told rescuers that she will buy the horse if its owner can be found To preserve and devekip the wonderful music of the For a long tim e it has been n oted that smokers are American Indians, now fast d isappea ring with the pass relatively immune to certain epidemic sicknesses, especially ing of the race, Secretary of the Interior Lane a ppointe d cholera Dr. Wenck, professor of the Impe ri al Imtitute of Geoffry O'Hara, a composer as an instructor in music Berlin, has found that by manipulating cigars in water under the Bureau of Indian Affairs. It will be Mr. containing 1, 5 00,000 cholera bacilli per cubic centimeter O'Hara's duty to record nativ e Indian musi c and arrange the m i crobes were destroyed in the course of t wen ty-four it for use in the Indian schools. He is to live in reser\'a hours. The s ame doctor has proved that tobacco smoke tions with the Indians and obtain a record of the music, rapidly kill s the cholera germ In a tobacC

20 WILD WEST WEEKLY. -============================================================================ DICK DONNELLY'S FORTUNE -ORTHE BOY RANCHMAN OF TEXAS t By DICK ELLISON (A SERIAL STORY) CHAPTER XI. (Continued) "Well, I hardly know,'' Dick answered. "I ran off with the stampe de, and next da y climbed down into a canyon, nnd fonnd my way into a cavern that i s in:habited." "A cavern inhabited?" "Yes." "Who inhabits it?" "A set of demons, who trie d to kill me, but I managed to e scape." A puzzled look came over &miy 's face, and he said: "Dick, don't you know that I think there is an awful sight of mystery about this place? This ranch business of yours, the cowboys, and the stampede are all a great big, whopping mystery to me." "It i s all a mystery to me, Benny." "Now, those fellows could have save d you that night i they had tried." "'l'he night of the stampede?" "Yes." "How could they have saved me?" "I tell you, Dick, they wanted to start a stampede, and they did st art that one, and get the cattle to running and bellowing, so hat you might be run down and killed. They should have taken the lead in milling the stampede, but no, that was not their plan. They let you push out and start after the cattle, and now s uppose you are dead." "Well, Benny, tell me about yourself, and what you are doing here alone?" "I am trying to find my way somewhere," Benny answered. "And where are you going?" "I don't know." "Where are the others?" "That I don t know." "When did you part company with them?" "It .was yesterday morning, just before the break of day." "Why di d you?" "Well, I believed that they wanted to get rid a me; that they wanted to kill me, and so I left them while they slept. I may do them wrong, but I learned enough to know that my company was not desirable, and so I pulled out and left them as the eastern sky grew gray with early dawn." "Why, B e nny, what you te ll me is interes ting. Go on and tell m e more. What did you overhear them say ?" "Well, Di ck, what they said wasn't very much to you r credit of that you can be sure I noticed they were talk ing in s mall groups about the camp fire, and were nodding and whispering and talking in such a way that would arous e anybod y's suspicion. Of course they wouldn't say anything in my presence, and I couldn t for a long time get on to what they were talking about. "At la s t we a ll roll ed up in our ponchos an d went to s leep. At l east I did, and I s uppose the cowboys did, for they seemed to do so. One was l eft out on gu ard to watch over the cattle that wa s saved from plunging over the cliff. "It must have been ab out three or four o'clock in the morning wh e n I awoke suc1c1enl y b y hearing some one callin g to some one to halt. I jus t lay still, as if I were a.sleep, anc1 listened, and it paicl me to do so. I soon learn ed that the sentry had stopped some on e else to the camp, and in a few moments he came in with him. They were both talldng in low tones, but I could catch every word. The one I knew as the guard s aid : 'So Dick got away?' 'Yes,' the other answer ed. 'Well, we thought he went over the cliff with the cat tle.' "'But he didn't. He's alive to-day, and we will have more trouble from him yet.' 'I have been afraid he would give u s trouble.' 'How does he t ake that rot about his owning the ranch; all right.' 'Yes, and he will own it unless we can fix him.' 'Why don't they finish the old man, and be done with it?' 'The old man refuses to sign.' "Now, Dick, what old man is it, and what is it that he refuses to sign? And tell me if you have a ranch or not?" "I don't know anything about it, Benny. It is all a great mystery to me, and I have never been able to penetrate any part of it." "Dick, I believe, from what I heard and what you have told me, that you are the legal heir to the ranch, and that they a re trying to swindle you out of your rights." "But what could they mean about the old man sign ing?'.' "That I don't know." "Benny, I believe I do."


WILD WEST WEEKLY. 21 "Then what is your idea of it?" "It means that uncle is not dead." "Not dead? vVhy, didn't they tell you he was dead and b uried and his will prbbated ?" "Y cs, but that was only a sham If they are trying to force h im to sign something, it is some paper, or a will that will transfer all this vast property in the western part of T exas to them. I heard something doop from t]te wild men in the cavern that is in harmony with that idea; and I have another mystery to explain or ferret out. "What is it?" Dick told him of the mysterious stone house where he had seen the beautiful lady a prisoner "What was she like, Dick?" Dick then described her as a woman with large, dark eyes, and a face that was sad, and told how s he had said she was a prisoner. "Dick, I want to see that woman,'' said B enny; "I must see her." "We will both see her. J have s worn that I will give her h e r liberty, and I will do it, if I lose my life in the attempt." "Dick, I am with you. I will stay by you to the end," declar ed B enny. CHAP,TER XII. CAPTIVES. Dick Donn elly took the extended hand of the boy and lo oked him in the face. He could not forget that he had been treacherous t6 him once, and he was asking himself if he dared trust him again. "I believe I can trust you, Benny, though you did me a gre'.1-t wrong, and had me placed in jail for a crime of which I was entirely innocent." "Oh, well, that's all past, Dic k," sa id Benny. "I did want the schoolmaster's w:atch, because our uncle gives us no money, and sometimes Sister Bessie and I are in need. Well, I did try to take it, and when you took it from me, I had nothing to do but give you away. I had to li e to save myself "Yes, a.nd Zack Bragg took great pains to ioee that the schoolmaster knew all about it. "I know it." "He professed to be my friend, but he was deceiving me, anc1 really was my worst enemy." Benny was thoughtful for a moment, and then said: "It's always the way Dick. Sometimes when we think we have a friend we can swea r by he turns out to be an enemy." .. "Benny, our interests are identical. While we are here the men at the ranch and in the cave---and I believe they are all the same gang-will try to kill both of us. They have reasons for putting me out of the way, and they will not trust you. They will kill you to keep you from t elling on them,'1 said Djck. "I kn,ow it, and that is the rea son that I will stand in with you, Dick. I have got to do it, if I want to save my bacon," Benny answered. The boys had but o n e horse between them, but they de cided that they would ride and walk b y turns, and thus were enabled to r est each other very much. When night came they reached a grove of t imb er in which was a spring of clear water bubbling out of the ro cky wall of a little ravine. Dick proposed that they camp there for the night. "All right, Dick; whatever you say goes," declar ed Benny, who was on the horse when they reached the place. "Hello, Dick! What does that mean?" "What?" "I see two hor seme n out on the plain." "Where?" "Off in that direction," sai d B e nny, pointing towa rd the setting sun Dick being on the ground was too low down to see them, and Benny that he mount the horse. He did so, and saw about two miles away on the plain two men on horseback. They had halted, and one of them seemed to be ad ju st-ing a pair of field glasses to his eyes to look at him. "You ar e right, Benny; they are white men." "Do they see us?" asked B enny. "I believe they do." Then Dick waved his hat to attract their attention. "Are they paying any attentioii to you?" asked Benny "No." f What are they doing?" "They seem to be going away in an oppo s ite direction." "Dick, that is strange." "It is very st ran ge, Benriy." "Do you suppose they saw you?" "Oh, yes, they must have seen me. But they n't want to come here for some reason. They are white too; of that I am certain. Now, if they were Indians I might find some excuse for their strange conduct, but they being white men, I can't." "Well, let them go; if they don't want to associate with us, let them go," said Benny, somewhat disgusted. The boys made a camp fire, for Benny had some m11tches in his vest pocket which had not been spoiled "Dick, who do you think those fellows are?" asked Benny. "I believe they are some of those mysterious cowboys who have taken it into their heads to kill me,'' said Dick. "That was just what I was thinking," said B e nny. "But s ay D ick, if they wanted to kill you, why haven't they done it long ago? When you were at the ranch they could have killed you." "That is another wing af this strange mystery, Benny, and there is only one way that I can account for their not doing so, and that is that they wanted my death to seem wholly an accident. Evidently the y are afraid that if it would be learned that I was killed b y some of them, the matter would be investigated by the law." I g uess they are afraid to kill a fellow outright, but if they can do it accidentally, they will be safe. It' s a blamed cowardly way they have of doing things, anyway." ( To be Continued )


22 WILD WEST WEEKLY. ITEMS OF INTEREST BED OF FULLER'S E.AR'l'H FOUND. An extensive deposit of fuller's earth has been discov ered on the shore of Gatun L;:tke near Gatun, Panama. Superficial exa111inations indicate that it is of the best quality and one of the most e : xtensive found anywhere. It lies so close to the water's edge that the construction of a railway to connect the deposit with a wharf would cost but little, while the wharf itself could be built on the edge of the lake within a few feet of deep water. The de posit is on land owned by the United States government. Fuller's earth is used in the manufacture of woollen goods and in removing grease from fabrics of wool. 'l'he largest deposits are found in England, and it is imported into the United States. The peculiar value of the deposit lies in its locati o n on the edge of Gatun Lake. It may enter largely into the solution of the problem of "return cargo" for s hips that carry coal from Hampton Roads to Panama. LEATHER BEING One of the latest German patents protects a method of preparing a substance which it is asserted can be used as a substitute for leather. This "a11 leather" substance is prepared from a special mildew or fungus grown on gelatine or a similar substance. Various kinds of fungi can be grown by planting their spores on the gelatine surface and then keeping the surface wet. Some of the growth s are colorless, others have red, brown, gray or even bluish tints, and all the lighter shades seem capable of taking dyi:i. The leather produced up to now has been thin, very soft and rathe, r weak. The inventors are, howev er, now 1VOrking to get a stronger material by the addition of white of egg or glue, by means of which it i s hoped that several thin layers of the new product may be tanned together r.nd that there will be no limit to the thickness of the new 'llaterial. MOLE CATCHING IN HOLLAND. According to Vice Consul D. P. De Young, stationed at Amsterdam Holland, a new industry has sprung into prominence in that consular district in the last year or two. It is the catching and skinning of moles for their fur, which is soft and velvety and substitutes well for seal. One shipper of that district cleared $75,000 in 1912 in these skin s alone. The fact is, according to Mr. De Young, that an animal that was formerly looked on by the farmer as a Pes t has suddenly become a valuable commercial asset. Farm. ers are paid from 10 to 15 cents (American currency) for each skin. Great quantities of mole sk in s are shipped to the United States and other countries, and the mole is consequent l y becoming e:dinct in Holland. In fact, it is thought that a new law will have to oo passed to regulate their killing, as scientific opinions in that country differ regarding the harmfulness of these anii.p.als. Some say that the vermin they destroy more than offsets the harm done by them to the roots of plants. Hides and skins exported to the United States from the .Amsterdam consular district increased from less than $50,000 in 1911 to slightly over $1,000,000 in 1912, for which increase the moleskin business was largely re sponsible WAR DOGS GUARD RAILROADS. After severnl attempt s h ad been made to dama ge the railways used for the transportation oi Greek troops into Turkish territory doga were employed to guard the lines, the Greek government being unable to spa r e sol di ers for the purpose The results were excellent. At Laissa in par ticulqr the entire railroad line was efficaciously protected by dogs. So much interest has been a rou sed in Europe by this new use for dogs and the success of the experiment that reports have been officially asked for b y the various Europea n military authorities concerning the special training of the dogs. For several years perfectly trained police dog s have been found invaluable in Paris and they have been as signed to important duties. All along the banks of the Seine dogs watch for accidents. If a careless passenger or an unwary boatman falls off one of t h e many boats and barges plying constantly up and down the Seine one oi the big, beautiful Newfoundland river guards bounds into the water to the rescue, barking to give the alarm and often swimming with the limp body to the shore. Even the bridges are closely wat ched b y the dogs, for from the Seine bridges many despairing men and women leap into the river, hoping thus to end their misery. It is now believed that countless railway wre cks due to deliberat e de sig n during labor troubles could be prevented if railroad sections were policed b y dogs. Their efficacy in this duty has be en unquestionably pro ved in the Balkan war. Dogs are now used to escort prisoners to and from jail in Paris. They will courageously attack their enemy ev.en when :fired upon, as a notorious bandit found to his cost during a recent struggle to escape while being conveyed to trial. i s a result obtained by careful training. How to defend his master is another important le8Son taught the police d og. The dog must snarl and bite as soon as an attempt to hold up h'is master is made. In this the police dog is developing marvellous qualities GuaTding property is another of the police dog's duties, and in this also he has proved hims elf an adept. Articles left in his care are safe and faithfully watched His moral training forms as much of a police dog's edu cation as his professional lessons. He is taught to 'be honest and faitMul and not to accept a brib e. The latter is important because poisoned meat is often offered to these dogs. The police dog soon learns to eat nothing but what his master serves him and is an example to many men in his resistance to temptation.


WILD WEST WEEKLY. 23 FIGHTING WITH GOMEZ -OE-TEXAS COWBOYS IN CUBA By "PAWNEE JACK" (A SERIAL STORY) .. CHAPTER XI. ( Continued ) "I should be glad to re st, senor," said the l ea d er of the three strangers, "but we a .re in the hands of Senor Crane. "We will accept your kind offer, senor," and Jed bowed to the old man as he spoke The two s i sters and the house serv ants at once began prepuratiqns to entertain the guests Jed went out to the gate and told the boys what was going on. "Three men from Weyler to see Gomez, eh! J ack Taylor. ".Does that mean an attempt to patch up a peace?" "Hanged if I know. We'll escort them to camp to morrow, and l e t the general settle that point. "But maybe the general would object to having them come in and see his camp You had better send word to him and ask for instructions." "That's a good idea! Who of you will ride back and tell him about it?" "I will," sa id Joe B l edsoe '"l'hen feed your ho r se, eat a good dinner and b e off!" An hour later Joe was off, and the others settled down to enjoy themselves until he came back. One of the stran ge r s saw Joe l eave, and reported it to his two companions. The elderly gentlema n came to Jed in great trepidation and asked ii he had sen t one of his men away. "Yes,'' was the reply; "I sent him to General Gomez to find out if he wou]d see you, and where I am not s uch a foo l as to take you into his camp without his permi ssion." "Do you think he will see us?" "I do. I wanted to let him know y ou w e re h ere for the purpose of seeing him, and for him to give me instruc tions as to when he would see you. I will see that you are protected as l ong as you are ins i de our lines "But we are not inside your lines, senor." l beg pardon. Yo\1 are actually under my guns," and Jed smiled "Oh, you consider your handiul of men an army, do you ?" "Well, y .es-as against Spaniards. Colonel Navarro thinks we are worse than an army. H e swore at us in seven different la nguages." 'J'hey smiled, and one asked: "How many languages do you speak, senor?" "Four only." Christabel l ooked at him in amaz em ent, surprised at his acc omplishments. "What are they, senor?" "Choctaw, Cherokee; United States and Spanish." "Choctaw! Cherokee!" repeated the elderly gentlema n. I never heard of them!" "They are America n Indians." 'l'here was an exp lo sion, and from that moment a good feeling existed between them. They talked of many things. One of the three men was a very highl y -educat ed man. J ed had read but little of the world's literature, but he was endowed with a fund of wit and sound horse s ense. Senor l\fanola entertained them roy all y The dinne r was quite a feast, graced by the two beautiful daughters of the host. 'l'he meal over J e d managed to get Chri stabe l ou t on the piazza. and had a long talk with her. Jack Taylor, who fiO'urcd as second in command, was with Anita, the elder b s i ster. Suddenly they were startled by the sound o f a bugle a mile away. "To horse, men!" cried J ed, springing to his feet. "Senorita, that comes from Spanis h cavalry We get out of the way till we know somet hin g of their force." CHAPTER XII. "WITH TILE LASSO, SENOR. The Texans haste ned to their hor ses, spran g into the sadd le, and dashed off for a piece of woods some 200 yards to the left of the Mano la l\fansio n. The host, hi s two daughters and three guests stood on the piazza and gazed at them till they were hidden from view in the timb er. Ten minutes later a body of 100 Spanish cav alry dashed up to the front of the house. Their leader, a major, dis mounted ancl went up to the party on the piazza. He seemed to recop-nize the e ld est of the three men, for he saluted him with great deference, s aying: "I am sent to protect you, senor.'' "It is entirely umiecessary, major, as we are now under the protection of Senor Crane, of the insurgent army, who is awaiting instructions from Gomez." "He is an with a price on his head, senor!'


24 WILD WEST WEEKLY. "Nevertheless I am under his protection, and am sat isfied with it." "Where is he?" "He was here when he heard your bugle. Then he and his men went away. ".Ah! Fled at the sound of a bugle!" sneered th. e major "Which way did he go?" "I can give you no information, major. I accepted his escort to the camp of Gomez and am therefore unable to give you any." "I'll :find out from some one on the place," was the angry officer's reply. "I protest against any interference with my mission," said the elderly man, with som' e degree of warmth "You had no right to accept 'the prot ectio n of an outlaw!" "They are all outlaws." "But this one has a price on his head "Ah! That is what you are afteF Such men as you have made the name of Spain a stench with honorable men!" and the face of the elderly man was a picture to look at. He was boiling over with indignation. B y this time the trail of the Texans was found by some of the cavalrymen The major, eager to distinguish him self and get the reward, remounted his horse and led the charge toward the woods in which the Texans had taken refuge. two captains and four lieut e nants. He took command and seemed at a loss to know what to do. It would not do to go b ack there to those woods. They had been too near them already Suddenly the Texan s were seen l eading their horses out of the woods and leaping into the saddle. "They are going to charge! Onl y a dozen of them!" So they did. The cavalrymen fled in a panic, going back in the direction they had come. The Texans pursued them a few miles and then came back. But while the y were gone Tom Huff came out of the woods on foot, accompanied by the major on foot also, as his prisoner. He had lass0ed him. He led him up to the house 'rhe party there had never left the piazza for a moment after the :fight began. They had seen all. "You had your way about it, major," said the commis sioner, "and you are duly punished. How did you catch him, Senor .Americana?" / "With the l asso, senor. We catch cattle that way in Texas." Jed and the others came back inside of an hour, and the major was taken in hand. "Did you know I had taken charge of those three gentle men there to escort them to the camp of General Gomez?" C-r -r-rac k Jed asked The Texans were there. "Yes; why did you attpc k me?" .A dozen cavalrymen tumbled from their saddles; bu t the "Because you are an outlaw." others pre ssed on. "Ah I Outlaws are not bound by law, therefore you will C-r-r-rack I be hanged." The repeating rifles in the hands of the cowboys were "You dare not do it. I am a officer." n ot playthings, and so another batch tumbled to the dust. "'J.'hose are the only kind we hang these days. Tom, Still they dMhed on up to the very edge the woods. take him off up the road there, out of sight of the hous .e, C-r-r-rack I and hang him up!" The deadl y revolvers were popping now: The Spaniards "Come along, sir," said Tom, pulling him around could not see a man, but were targets for bullets. In less roughly. tlian :five minutes one half the cavalrymen were down. "I protest! I--" While they had revolvers, too, they coulcl see no one to "Bah! What's the use of protesting to outlaws 'l'ake shoot at. Even if they did, they were not dead shots, like him away, Tom!" the Texans, who could hit the bull's-eye whilst riding at "Senor Americana!" called out the leader of the three full speed. men, "General Weyler will have him shot if you will let The major was doing his best when a long, thin coil shot him have a chance to do. so." out of the thicket and fell about his shoulders. The next "I beg pardon, senor, but I have no faith in Weyler at in stant he was jerked off his feet and dragg ed into the all We are able to do our own business." woods. His men made a rush to save him, but the inces-The three men then turned to the two sisters to beg the sant poppin g of the revolver s soon sent them flying They major's life of the young Texan. They b oth went to Jed, scattered and fled, reorganizing in front of the house. but he was firm. "As I live, half or more are killed," exclaimed the elder "He is a brute-a typical Spanish officer," he said. c ommissioner, for such we w ill call him, as he saw the rem"Captured in honorable battle, I would have treated him nant of cavalrymen in the road. courteously, But under the circumstances he must hang. "It is awful," said Senor Manola. "Those Americanos You ladies would beg fcir the life of Old Nick himself were are terrible fighters They fear nothing on earth.'1 he to be hanged. You can't help being tender hearted. It "Why don't you rally your men?" the commissioner is well that you are I am a little that way myself; but called out to those in the road. this is a case where death is the penalty and die he shall! "The bug ler is not here" replied a soldier .Away with him, Tom!" "Have y ou no officer?': Tom and four others led the doomed major away, the "Not senor." j others looking on with blanched faces. A sergeant was the highest officer left out of a major, ( To be Continued )


WILD WEST WEEKLY. 25 TIMEL Y TOPICS Health Commissioner L ede r le, of New York, wants $6u ,400 to fight mosquitoes. 0 this $25,000 is 'ranted for B rooklyn. The Park Board will clrain the mar hes at Pel ham Bay this year as part of the anti mosqu ito campa i gn T hree thousand girl stenographers have signed a petition c irculated in Montreal protesting against the portraya l of m embers of their craft in moving pictures as chewe r s of g um and wear ers of "rats. 'l'he petition will be sent to t he makers of moving picture film s in Canada and the Unitc>d States Accordinrr to figures which have jus t been issued by the Gcnm1:1 government, 120 "road trains" have bce11 snbsiclizcc] for 1.hc y e nr 1913 by the kingdom of Prussia, and 15 by Bavaria. This number aclded to the 690 which w ere und er the control o f the government in 1912, there ar c npw 825 of these motor vehicles at the disposal of the G erman military authorities in case of wa,r. J ohn B. Franklin, of J amesburg, N J., has had all his c hickens tol en but one. He proposes to lay the corner st o ne of a bur glar proof chicken -h ouse of granite for t ha t h en It 'rill have double barred and locked windows and door and will be fitted, with an electric alarm system A sign posted on hi s gate invites "all chicken thieves" to attend the ceremonies. :Jiiss Florenc e IIIarkham, of Interlaken, Mass., March 21st, received a four year contract for carrying t he mail b et w ee n I nterlaken and Stockbridge. Since 1 889, wh en s he was seventeen years old, she has carried the mails b et w een these places, covering in a ll 8G,400 miles Miss Markham recei ves $300 a year. She was paid $150 a year when she b egan She says she has no tim e for afternoon t eas and receptions, as she cover s the distance, three miles each way twic e a day. On e horse, Fanny, she has driven for sixteen years. i Vith a catch of 3G,000 sea l the steamer Stephano r etu rnee] to St. J ohns, :N F 1\iarch 30t h the :first of the sealing fleet operators in Newfound land waters to re port. She brol1ght news that the Nasco pie had 27,000 fii;h; the Florir. e l, 22,000; the Sagona 23,000; the Eagle, 1 2,000; the Bellaventnre, 10,000; the Bonaventure 8,000, ancl the Adventure, 7,000. Ot hers of the fleet had poor l uck. Advices from t h e four s hips sea lin g in the G ulf of St. L awrence indi cate that the prospect s for a good sea son are excellent 1\Iore than a hundred passengers on a M i ch i gan Cen t ral train, b ound from Kalamazoo, 1\fich. to C hi cago rode several miles at top speed March 30t h with an uncon scious and dying engineer at the throttle. As t he train pull ed i nto Hammond, Incl., J oseph Gonclert, the fireman was driYing th e engine with one b ancl and ho lding the e nginee r John Jkntlc:-, prnpprd u p with the other. Bent ley die d as the w heels sto pp ed moving. 'l' h e fir e man s aid Bentley had complained of a severe pain in his stomach while at Niles Just b efore reaching Hammond he noticed that the train had not slowed down as u s ua l. He then diwovered the enginee r 's condition. CYCLING AUTO. What is more bracing than a filteen minute bicycle ride in the invigorating morning air? More p eople are t aking to 1.he bicycle as a means of ex ercise than ever before. 'fo the man who is tied u p in a n office six days out of every week, a bicycle ride b efo r e an d work each day, and into the country on Sunday, braces him up for hi s work; he secs the beauty of Nature and has a better un derstandi n g of Her. Exercise before breakfast each morning starts one off for the day with clear eyes, and a clean brain. And a clear brain is necessary these days. The demand for bicycles during 1913 will be large r than ever, we learn from the Mead Cycle Company, the lar g est bicycle manufacturers in the world, who are making prepara tions to fill the demand. "Our tw en ty-seven years' experienc e has enabled us each y ear to make our bicycles just a little better," said a prominent official of the company. "Peo ple who buy bic y cles to-day expect to get their money's worth in service. Our bicycles are built for hard ser vice-and they give it. W9 are particular to see that eve ry part that goes into each bicycle i s up to our high standard. As an illustration of what ma y be expecte d of our bicycles, a seven -year-old stock machine, r}dclen by Marcel Planes-a twenty -one' year-old boy-won the Century Competition' race held in England in 1911, by covering 33, 200 miles, breaking the world's record for a year's checked ridin g by several tho usand mi l e s "An explanation of how these races are h el d m ay be of intere s t. 'Cycling,' a weekly publi s h e d in England fo r those interested in b icyc ling, promotes eac h year what are calle d 'Century Competitions .' "The idea is this: Over the entire kingdom 100-mile routes are planned. The rider who covers the most 100 ; mile, or centu r y routes, in one yea r, is the recipi en t of a hi g hl y prized gold medal. Each century must be ridd e n within twenty four hours, and only the 100-mil e unit is figured in the competition. Shorter distances are not recorded. A ll along the route s a re station s where det3.'iled men chec k up the card of each rider to prove he has p asse d s uch and such a section of the route. These rout e cards are turned in weekly and credite d to the score of th e com petitor." A bicyc le that isn't built for racing, but cover s 33,20 0 m iles in its seventh year, c e rtainly speaks well for the com pany that made it-Mead Cycle Comp a n y-and those exp ecting to invest in a bicycle should write the Mead peop l e at Chica g o for t heir 191 3 cata logue, which, by the way' is the most comprehe n sive ever issued by this well known bicycle company ..


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WIL D WEST WEEKLY. 27 THE SIL V E R SCDIITER. By Pau l Braddon. "If you p l e a s e, Sir Archie, on e o f our scouts has come in w ith t h e r eport that t h e Afghans, file h undr ed str on g, are intrenching t h e last r o a d to Kandahar. It i s als o rep o r ted tha t Hadj i Kalroon ah, or the S il ver cimite r, a s he i s kno w n to u s i s a t t h e h e u d of the party. The s peaker w as a ta ll hands ome y ou n g Engli s h or r1erly o f Sir A r chib a ld Hamilto n 's s tafl' 'l' he right wing of the attackinga r my, wh i c h bad been for so m a n y w e ek s dwin d ling and d y ing u nc1er the fier c e rays o f t h e A f g han istan sun, wa s unde r Sir 1,.rchie s command. "Who is y o u r sco u t, I-Ia leton ? Show him in h e r e S o me l ying Se po y, I pre sume. I think t h e fellow s p e a k s truth, sir. I belieYe h e i s a Se po y, sir." 'l' he orde r l y threw b a c k t he flap of t h e tent, and an ath l e t ic da r kfeatured handsome fe llow in the g arb o f a S e po y enter e d H e p ause d a moment, sto o d q ui t e s till until the orderl y by a wav e of Sir A rchi e's hand had b een di s mi ssed W e ll, y o u du s ky r asca l w hat have you to say fo r y our s elf?" a s ked t h e b l ufl'Brito n a s h e confronte d t he p resume d scout Without a wor d the f ello w mad e a sudJen c h ange i n h i s p e rson. It w as a s t artling me t amorpho s is. He t h r e w off turban, wig and beard 'rh en he l aid a s id e his rob e and sto o d r e veal e d an entirely differ e n t pe rson age Sir Archi e rec oil e d. "Zounds h e excl a im ed h'.ls ti l y A s I 1i1 c, i t i s Ray, t h e Y anke e lieutenant?" "At your se r v i ce, g eneral, sa i d t h e Ameri ca n -with a low bow and a sm i l e My di sg u i se w as quite p e r fe c t the n w a s it n ot?" "Perfect!" g a s p e d S i r Arc hie. "I should s ay so. But w hat have y ou been doi ng, Ray ? Y o u s u rely hav e not in vad e d the e n e my 's c amp i n tha t disg11ise ? I h ave been even i n t o H adji K:aho onah's t e n t, repli e d the Y anke e l i eute n ant. "And I a l s o bring you news of l atc::;t atroci o u s ma ssac r e by the Sil v e r Scimiter." "Blo w it, man! but you ham n e rve," cr i ed t h e Engl ish comman de r. "Kot a no t he r m an i n the India n s e r vi c e w ould da r e do t h i s y ou have

28 WILD WEST WEEKLY. ================================:.=-ner of trees and flring was begun. As fast as the guns I As it was, no power could r estain him from coping with could be cha rg e d they were flred with the purpose of clea rI the foe; eYen single handed. His horse was cut down, and in g the woods if poss ible. hi s s word was broken, but he grasped a musket by the bar -It was an excit in g moment. An ordinary man would rel and mounting a gun carriage he swung his improvised haYe been confu sed but not so Lieutenant Ray. I battle-club right and left, battering down the swarm ing While the artillery was making the flght with the foe foe who attemp ted to rea c h him and literally holding them an d diverting their attention he called bis little cumpany at bay for some moments. into a double quick march around the base of the hill and Meanwhile all the men had been cut down and he was under the cover of a ridge of land to outflank the e n emy the sole survivo r. A horde of Afghans s wa rmed about the and attack their rear. gun carriage on which he stood s winging aloft the musket On went the heroic little band The Scots, with t heir with d eadly desp era tion. and tartans wav ing in the wind, s talwart fellow s Tl:e Scotch Guards did not come as promptly as ex all followed their dar in g l e ader. I pected, ancl he was hemmed in upon all sides Shots were Now they had passed along the ridge, gained it s sum; :fir ed at him, bul l ets cut holes in bis garments, an cl yet he m i:, ancl w e re charg ing across a little I seemed to a cha r med life. There were a few sho uts of alarm, picket s were dnven I In the mid s t of the m e le e he saw one of the heathens in, and then they saw the enemy's camp White tents'. directl y in front of him wiih a reel jacket and turban, and were visible, ancl an enormous body of men, whom Ray 1 in his hand wa s ,1 gleam in g scirniier, which, save the blade saw with a chill must number double the estimated num seemed made of shi ni ng si lver. In an in stant Ray hacl recb er ognizecl the atrocious human butcher, Hadji Kalroonah, or But there was no turning back now. the Silver Scimiter. 'l'h e Rubicon was crossed ; to falter was to become los t. I a thrill the Yankee lieut enant saw the .wretc h The Yankee lieut e nant's ringing command went down the : chmbmg over the wheel to get a blow at lnm with the line: I clef).dly scimite r. Ra y compressed his lips, and swung aloft "Fix bayonets !" the mu sket. Down came the butt upon Hadji .Kal r oonah's Down upon the Afghan camp swept that h eroic li ttle head. The fam e d leader was no more His sk ull had b and. It creat ed consternation in spite of its le sser i been crush e d in. strength l 'l'h e si l ver scimite r fell from his right hand, ancl he f ell The foe sa w the lin e of Highlanders coming through the back und e r the terrine blows rninecl upon him L y the thi cket on the bayonet charge. This was an unprecedented 1 1 Yankee lieut ena nt. But Fate could not be defied foiever, t hing, befo r e even a volley was exchanged, and deceived and s udd enly just as the guards charged upon the them i nto believing that there was an enormous force be-J Af ghans, Ray threw up his arms and fell upon the gun hind. carriage This little trick of Li e uten ant Ray's carried the day. I The brave Scots put the attacking heathens to flight, '11h e Afghans broke in wild disorder and r etreated and h e ld the guns safely fighting followed, but Proper l y managed even a line of one hundred men can J the clay was won. R einforcements arrived and the east make a formidab l e s how. road was. h eld obocly ho': work this point better than J But the hero of t h e hour lay b eneath a h eap of the Li eutenant Ray. With nngrng cheers the brave hundred I s laught e red foe He was taken out for dead, but a skille d ente red the Afghan camp, drove the foe out by s heer bra, surgeon took hi s caee in hand, ancl t hou gh R ay l ay at the vaclo ancl actually tmnecl their own battery of ten guns point of death for w eeks fortune abided with him and he upon them. recovered. Of c ourse now that the foes battery was gained, it could When found under the gun carriage, in his right hand b e easily held against their reinforcemen t s b y the hundred was the si l ver scimiter The other clutched the throat of men. But in the h eight of victory a new contingency Hadji Kalroonah. arose. Words cou ld not have so eloquently proYed the justice A masked b atte ry not five hundred yards di stan t had of his claims to the reward It i s n eedless to say that it opened upon the two guns left by Ray to hold the road., was paid him, and a medal of m erit by the Queen's own Under cover of the battery a body of the Afghans had swept 1 hand decorated his manly breast upon the r eturn of his down upon the handful of men in charge o f t h e guns company to England, which occurred a few months later. Ra y saw that he was lik ely to lose his guns ancl position, I He was true to the memory of the girl he loved, and an s o h'e called for a score of the g uard s and started them on Ameri can steamer brought him back to his nativ e soi l. t.IJ.e double quick to the relief. We will not dwell upon the hBppiness of that meetincr Unable to wait, he ga lloped on madly him self and between mother and son ancl sweetheart 0 r eac h ed the spo t to see his gunners being s abered by the Penury no longer cursed the dec lining days of the aged foe. mothe r for Ray found a lucrative b u s iness ancl soon beThe sight madden ed him, and h e rod e among them, came wealthy sla shing right and left. I The happie st day of hi s life wa s whe n he stoo d at the Ra y was an intrepid :fighter. It would )lave, perhaps, altar and took the girl he loved to be his own for life and been b etter had he posses sed less of that daring spirit. fo rever.


WILD WEST WEEKLY. 29 NEW' S OF THE DAY P atrons of the p a rc e l post are no t t o b e made to pay for the n egl i ge nce of pos t m a ste r s i n failing to see that proper stamps w e r e used o n t he parce l s or tha t t h e proper amo un t of pos t ag e was affixed. Postm a s t e r Gen era l Bu r le son annulled the ord e r pro v id i n g for the c o llection uf a dou ble r ate of postage w hen o rdin a ry stam ps a r e used Hereaiter the postmaste rs mus t return t o send e r s incor rectly stampe d p arcels before the stamps a r e cance lled. Some Winchest e r cocke r e l see m s to b e respo nsibl e for t he foll owing advert isement in a B ost on pap er: "CAN'T SLEEP IN WINCHESTER-Will s a c rifice m y b cati tiful est ate for cas h o r w ill exchange for a h ome in an y tow n n ea r Bo ston w h e r e there is a ba n o n r ooste r s This i s not the Winc heste r that w as twenty miles away no r t he Wincheste r that mad e the c a r Lridgcs fa m o u s It. is Win chester, :Mass. one o f Bosto n 's most bea u tiful s nburb s and i3 a pl ace where dwe ller s a r e supposed to be perfect l y h appy. but the organiz e r s say t hi s is beca u s e they a re desir o u s ot keep ing it e:xclus i ve and have ask e d o n ly ab-Out fifty o f t h e s tudents to j o in It is exp e cte d that the memberoh i p will b e i ncre a sed by twenty new members i n the com ing week I n the New Yo r k Sun recent l y the vet eran writer, Joe Vila, re l ates the foll owin g inte r e sting sto r y rec a lle d at t h i s t ime by the recent d e a t h of the chi e f cha r acter of the l i t tle tale: J B. B illing s who d i ed in Boston recently, was for merly tre asure r of the B-Oston Natio nal L e ague Clu b and a mem b e r o f t he f a mo u s trium v irate -Sod en Con ant and Bi ll ings und e r w hose o wne r ship the B ost o n C lu b w o n numerous pennants and cl e aned u p $2,0 0 0 000 in profits It was during t h e p ennant race of 1 88 0 tha t Trensure r Billin g s a har d loset, made a fatal m is t ak e Afte r the B osto ns, managed by James A Hart, h ad los t severa l g ame s in a row out Wes t when t hey were running nec k a n d neck with t he Giant s for the flag, Billings sent a m emor abl e t e l e gram to Hart, whi c h read : "Put the ,pitc h e r s in cotton and s end them home." The di spatc h b eca me p u b l i c and the Beane a ter s d i sgruntl ed; los t t h e pennant. Direct c o mmunication betw ee n Sa n F rancisco and Lo n don by c able and t elegraph was establi she d Ma r c h 2 5t h i n a test af a c a b le sounder w h ic h pe r mi t s t h e use o f the c o d e for cabl e m essages The t r ansco n tinental li ne In the hi s t o ry of the p resent S outh ern L e a gue Na s h of the Po s tal T e l egraph Company was "ho o ke d up" t o the 1 i ll e M e mphi s and New O r leans hav e repea te d as pennan t transatla n t ic ca bl e for a few mi n utes and messages wer e winn ers Thu s i t will be s een that repeaters" are not e xchang ed with out diili cu l ty The cab le i s r out ed v ia Bo s -uncom m o n things i n this le ague and ever y indication points t o n and H a l ifa x and t he operato r in Lo ndon an d the man t o t h e B irmingham Barons a s pennant win ners ag a i n this i n S a n Fran cisco "talked" t o each other without t h e assis tyear Tha t Carlet o n M o lesworth deserved to win i n 191 2 anc e o f r e la y offices cannot be disputed. H e had a fa s t, hard-hittin g maehin e which was a l w ays in t h e fight and had f ew, if any rea l The State o f New Jersey h as establ i she d t h e firs t State Scho o l of Mu sket r y in t he United Sta tes The obj e c t o f the school i s to t eac h officer s and men of t he Nationa l Guard a ll about the government arm in order to fit them for inst ru ctors The r eward for consc i entious work i s a place on the s t ate t ea m in t h e n ation al matches and a deta il a s range officer and instructor d u ring the rifl e p r a c t ice s e a son at Sea Girt. This is jus t o ne c omm e nd a b l e id e a that has o r i g inated i n t he m ind of that sterling fat h e r o f r ifle practice in the United States, Gen eral Bird W. Spe n cer, of New J ersey. It is a mornment worth y o f the h ighest comme n da tion Studen t s of W elles ley C ollege have starte d a club, the o b j ect of whi c h w ill be to p re vent a m embe r fro m ma r g until at l eas t three years afte r :ti,er graduatio n and the n o nly to a man w ith a n income of $5, 000 o r more The club is to be known as the W ell es ley Marria ge Club. It h a s been organ i z e d by the d a u g hte r o f a Chicago b usiness m a n who s ay s t ha t it is the beginning of a chain of sim ilar club s to be s t arted s h o r t l y in a ll of the large women's col l eges }.fany of thq smalle r school s s h e said were pl an ning s uch clubs The e lect ion of officers for the W e llesley cl ub is t o b e h e l d as soon as the m e m be r ship r ea ch e s 100. At present forty stu d ents are in favo r of the club I w e a k nesses. It was well balanced i n stickw ork; could fie ld capabl y and proved to be the b est c lub on t h e s acks i n th e l eague. All of thing s add e d tog ether m ade them a penna n t winn e r. O f all the t ea m s in the l eague i t seem s that t he B a r on s hav e s uffer e d l eas t sinc e las t se a son from trades sales and rafts The y will sta r t the 1913 sea s o n w i t h the o l d t e am i n tact except in a few pl aces and p l enty o f material t o j a m into t hese h o les. The c a tch ing staff h a s lost Y a ntz the infi e ld has lost A l m ei da, the outfi eld Jimm y Johnsto n and the pitching s taff "Pop B oy" Smith Out s i de o f t hes e four men the team is practically t he s am e a s i n 191 2 The greate s t loss t o the team w ill be i n J o hn s t o n who s e daring on t h e p aths was one of the c h ief fea tures o f the te a m's w ork. Birmi n gham w o n the pennan t l a s t y ear beca use i t had the s t rongest pi t c h ing staff in the leag ue, and indications are that this d epar t m ent will be a gai n a power of str e n g t h. In Fo xen B oyd, Hardgrol'e and Prough "Mol ey" it h as four cer t ain wi n ne r s In. addit i on to t h e m t h e Baron manager ha s s e veral other y oungsters of p r omise, whose r ecords are obsc u re. From one of the m h e s h o u l d find a w inne r and if h e th e n thinks h i s hurle rs are n t s tron g e nou g h Jimmy C allahan, of the White Sox, or Joe T inker, of the Red s will b e glad to assist him. The team will s t ill have p l enty of ba tting strength this season, and, w ith fou r pi tc h e r s of reco g nized dass, w ill b e a ble t o fight cons i s t c n tly i n e v e ry game.


6 80 WILD WEST WEEKLY. INTERESTING 'ARTICLES B01rn PROOF BULLION TRAIN. l\faking monthly shipm ents amounting to nearly $12,000,000., the South African gold mines ta1rn extreme care that their bu!Lion shall reach the coa.c;t in safety. Since rnosL of the shipments are sent from Pretoria by rail many attempts have been made to hold up trains. 'To make suc cessful JObbery impossible the nine compauies hhe built a car that is substant ially a eafe on wheels It is equipped with light;; that show every inch of space under, over, alongside and on each end of the body, and it is buiict and bomb proof. As further protection a guard is locked up in the car with every shipment and cannot be relea sed until t he destination is reached. STEPHEN C. FOSTER MEMORIAL. '!he home oi Stephen 0. Foster, author of some of the b est known songs eYer written by an American, will be bought by th.o. Allied Board of 'l'rade and presented to the citr of Pittsburg. The old home at Butler street and Penn avenue at the "Forks of the is more than 100 years oJd and is still in excellent cm1dition Stephen Foster, whoso songs are said to haYe had as great an influence in the antc-bcllum clays as the story of "Uncle 'Tom's Cabin," i s known best for his "Suwanee RiYer," "lVIy Old Ken tuck y Horne'' and "Olll Black Joe Every civic body in PitM1mg is interested in the movement to preserve the Foster -!10me as a memorial to the famed bard Chancellor Samuel J31ack of the University of Pittsburg, discu ssed th e project :rncl said: "Foster's home belongs to the nation His birthplace should be preserved for com ing gen e rations WANTS CANAL IMPREGNABLE. The members of the House Naval .Affairs Committee have arriYeu at Havana from Guantunamo and Panama. 'They are :ipparently all in favor of making the canal im pregnab le, if possible, but most of them refu se to express t heir opinions regarding Panama. Representative Samuel J. Tribble, o f Georgia, said: "With the exception of Gibraltar, which cannot be dupli cat ed, the Panama Canal fortifications should be made the strongest in the world, so as to re s ist any world powe r 'Ther e may be many eme rg encies arising not so far distant th a t will justify this expense." When asked about Colonel Goethals' request for a garrison of 25,000 men, .he said : "I believe that Congress should piace a force adequate to garrison the zone for all purposes, regardless of the num ber that may be necessary." :Mr. 'l'ribble's sentiments t o be those of the rest of t he committee. States produced about 100 ,000 cars This year about 500,000 cars will be built, whose total value will exceed $600, 000,000. One city alone will produce 300,000 ca rs, one factory 200,000. In l!l05 the lowest practical price for an automobile was $900; to-day a better one costs but $GOO. Cars equal to those costing $1,500 and $2,000 five years ago cost $1,100 and $1,500 to-day, and $900 buys a car better than the $1,200 car of the earlier elate. In 1908 about 300,000 of our citizens owned a u tom<> biles; befo11e summer there will b e an automobile for every 100 persons In 1908 our export motor business was not \yorth mentioning; year it exceede d $25,000 ,000. Five years ago this country had but a sphnkling of motor trucks They were poorly built; their advantages were doubtful. The only thing certain was the enormou3 btent demand Today there are some 40,000 motor trucks giving satisfaction to 18,000 owners and the per centage of growth in tl1is business exceeds that i n the pleasure car field. To-day the inv ested capital in the automobile business. in this country alone rivals that of t h e United States Stee l Corporation. Most of the employees are skilled, mo s t of them work in modern wholesome factories, and all are well paid. THE TRI-STATE L EAGUE. The Tri State L eague held its final meeting at the Columbus Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa., on 1\'Iaroh. 20th, anc1 cleared the decks for action. The meeting was the first since the members determined to have a six -club league, and the p layers from the Re::iding and C he ster teams, which will not be in the l eague, were as fol lows: Catcher TheITe, Reading to Harrisburg; Frank Sheckard, Robert Scott, of Reading; George Edwards and S. C. Foll ensby, of Chester, to Allentown. The Philadel phia Nationals obtain Pitcher Llew elly n. The league salary limit was raised from $1,600 to $1,800, but all attempts to raise the individual salary limit of $150 per month were defeated. Bert Leopold, Altoona, and Jake Weitzel, owner of the defunct Readin g Club, and H. Kis ter Free, of York, recently deposed as 'fri-State represen tative from York, were elected honorary membe r s of the league A championship schedule released for publication on M::irch 28th was adopted, the season to open April 3Qth and close on Labor Day Some questions about divis ion of holidays occurred, and they will be arranged b etwee n Wil m in gton and Allentown later. W il mington wants Memorial Day with Allentown ins t ead of July 4th. The ban q uet of the Down and Out Club was attended by represen o f the newspapers of the circuit and Philadelphia, and many men formerly identified with Tri-State baseball THE A UTOl\fOBILE RAGE. William S. Tunis was toastmaster and Mayor Royal was Fifteen years ago the automobile was onl y a trav eler's t h e guest of the evening Governor Tener was tendered tal e and the hobby of a few crack-brained experimenters. an invitation and greete d the banqueters for a few Five years ago the automob ile factories of the United minutes


MAGIC COINER. A mystltylnS' an d amusing t r 1 c k. 'l'in blanks a r e placed undeu the little tin cup and apparently coined i n t o d imes. A real money .. maker. Price 2Uc. C 150 W. 62d St., New Y ork Cit;r THE l.?OUNTAIN RING A handsome ring con nect e d with a rubbe1 ball which is conceal e d ln the palm of the hand. A gentle squeez e forces water o r colog-ne in the face of the victim while he Is examining I t The ball ca. n be I n s t a ntly filled by imn1erstn& r ing i n wat e r saJne as a fountain pen filler. Price by m:a.11, postpaid, 12c. each. ll. J f 1 .. 1 8 1 5 Centre St. .B' l;,:l yn, N. ITCH P OWD. E R G e e wh1z! V\"bat tun y o u can ha, e with thla e turl. l\Io i.1t e n t h e tip ot your tln&er, tap 1t o u the content ot the box, and a llttlU. h za&11, J>HlJ>l.ld. WOLF1'' NOVEL T Y CO., 2 9 W. 2 6th St. N Ji. rnrcn:-tt.AN: A lady's tan made of colored s ll k cloth, The ran xnay be used and then shut, and w hen i t opens a.gatu, It falls in p ieces; shu t and open again and t t t s perfect, wit hout a. 11ign of a break. A great 3urprfao tor t ho11e o o t in the trick. Price, 3 G c l by mall, postpai d ''I. V GALLIGAN, 4-19 W. 56th St., N. Y UNCLE SA4\[ B..\Nl{S For Quarters, Nfck .. and Pen niea. Every deposit 1egl s ters Quarte r Ba.nks reg)ster 8 0 deposits or $20 00, tho Nick e l Banlc hold 200 deposits o r $ 1 0, 0 0 the Dime Bank holds 200 de posits or '20. 00 and the Penny Bank coa tains 100 deposits o r $1. 00 These banks are abou t 4.;2 inches long, 4 inches hli;h, 3 Inches wide a n d weigh from 7-8 lb. to 1 1-2 l b s They are made or heavy col d 7olled steel, a:-t bea.utitully ornamented, ancl canno t b o until t h e full amount of their I s dep o sited. When the coin Is put i n the 1lot, and a lever is p ressed, a. bell rings. 'he indicator always shows the nmount 111 the bank. All the mec h anle m l s securel y p laced out of reach of m e d d lesome fingers. lt i s the strongest, safest, and most r e!jo.ble bank made a s i t has n o key, but lock s and unlocks a uto lllatlcally Price, $ 1 .0Jry a.mus i n g to watch the m t a k e f o rm. Small lze, price 6 centl; large alze, l O 1 cenu a packa ge, by mall, postpaid. '" Ii H!l ... N. Y I GOOD car r i e d by the cowboys. It .is made oi fine leathe r with a h i g h l y nic k e led buckle. The h ol ster co n tains a m etal gun, or t he sam e p a t tern as t h ose used by all t h e most famous sco u t s Any boy wearing one o f thes e fobs will at trac t atte n tion. It will \ give him an air o f wester n romanc e The prettiest and most s erviceab le w atch fob ever made. Send for ou e to-day Pric e 20 cents 1 ehc h b y m a ll p ostpi-.i d. V. G.'1.1.LIGAX, '19 W 5Gth S t., N l'. SHIPoNAPPROVAL WJithoul a ctnt de!osit, p repay the Cretclrit 1 o d ali o w 10 DAYS l"RllE TRIAi.. IT ONLY C 0 1l T 8 one cen t tu lean_. of ,J ricts Md m,.tJclus o n IT&de 1918 bl c ycle1 FACTORY PRICES a pair o f tl:res from anyone a t "Y /rlN sample blcycl e coinir to yo u r towa.. RIDER AGENTS money exhlhltiae-and seUf n&r o u r blcycl ... W e 5 c U c hci:p c r than auy other TiW:ES, rerwh I .. kmp1 r e p a i r a n d 111 suuddes at half HS141d ?NICI. .. LOTS O F FUN :E'OR A DIM E j V e ntrilo q uist Doub!" Thr on.l F it s roof of mouth; always invi s i b l e ; 1rreatet like a c an=.f) :ind imitate bird s a nd1be a s1s o f t h e fo'!ld and ioreet. Loads o f f u n Wonder 1ul i nvention Thouaands eold. Price: o n l 7 10 cenu; 4 for 25 cent s or 12 fo e iO D o uble T hroa t Co.Opt. K Frenchtown, N .J. :.iesJ FD E E BLUE Jtl'fA.l\IEL LJID n FLA.G PIN. Any J e han d enqra.ved. & D d a c atu.lop: of Badg e P lns, Jewe lry, 'I'rlol!:r:s. Jo.k e s and P u z zles 8.end 'l'"\VO oe n t s to pa.y f o r p o etare and ba)l(!llng D EVEH..LYNOVJ!:LT T CO,. Beve1l7 noa.d, llrookl7D, N. y. Thi!'! Wok exp lal ul!I how we actually M AN. Our sltup l e Y tem o l h ome tr"ln. i nl!;' w ith l e n c ms--cbrirtt11 11.n d modtla-. ena L l ea YOU tc' bocorue a n A U T O 1':Xpert. D emand 11upp l y \\' r lu1' t n r free boo k a uJ. n e w empJoymen t plan. 9,elay. l'I U C'flOAL AUTO S Cfl OOL. 7 0. J Beue:r Street. Yort. N. Y. Earn 4: to '1' ecntt11 on every 10 cent "3 #ale. Hou sek:uepe r s buy a ... a i n and & t'&la Send li c e u te :for 12 s ampl e s a u d !ull instru c tions. A.. W LJB.l.!AN, M1tr. llorrls Park, LoD& Ialaad, M r.


eAVHOO OJI l!INEEZlNO POWDER. The greatet tun-maker at .. horn all. A B!na.11 a.rneunt ?! thfa p ev.dcr, W)\en blWll in 'l rom, will ca.u11e e veryone t o sneez o wlthut anyone know ing whero it cemoa from. It la very light, w lll 1leat I n tile afr fer ome time. and penetrate "Tery neok a.nd cel'ner et a rm. It 1 perfeoUty laarm-1011. C&<.hH la 1>ut up In bottle. and one bottle contaki.1 enough t be used trom lt te 16 tlme1. Price. by mall. toe. each; a for Zlle, W OLFI" N O VEL'l'Y CO., 2 9 W 26th S t ., N Y. JU?&PING JACK PENCIL. Thi pencil 11 made up 1n handaome style and A ,. look1 10 lnvltln&' t h a t every one will want to l ook at It. The natural thing to do la to w r1t e wJth ft, and j u:st a s soon a s you r friend t r i e s t o wrlte, the entire I nside o the' pencil !Il e a back lik e a jumping jack, and "Mr. N oey" will be f right e ned etitt. It 11 one ot our best pencil tri cks and y o u will have a hard j o b t r ying to kee p I t Your f r i e n d will try to tak e It from you Price by mall, po1tW 62d St., New York Clt;r. NEW SURPRISE NOVELTY. Foxy Grandpa, Mr. Peewee and other comica l faces ar tletlcally colored, to which Is attac h e d a l ong rubber tu be, connected wl th a rub ber ball, which c a n b 11\ied with water, the rubber ball beln&' carried In th pooket, a alight preeaure on th bulb ca.u1ea l ong stream, th r 1ult ca,n easily b,. Hen. Prlce1 t5e., Postpaid. WOLFF NOVELTY CO., 29 W. 26th St., N. Y. fj GOOD LUCK BANKS. Ornamental a well u uHtul. .Made et lal&'hlT nlekIU. t..a11. 1t hld! jl>9t Della#, Whon lilied t aena ll1elf. Jlemdna !eked unUI rotnled. Can be ueed as a w .atchcb&f'tn. lrfonV refimd ed If net 1aU1ftd. Prlo, He. b:r na;f!. L leaarem, IU Wlnthrop BrooklJ'Jl, N. I. JllllTATION VIGAB BtJTT. It Is made o t a compo1ltlon, exactly reeembllng a lighte d cigar. The white ashe1 at the end and the Imitation of to bacco-leaf being perfect. You c a n carele1aly place it on top of the tableclot h or any other e:r; p enslTe piece of furniture, and. await the r esult. After they 1ee the joke e verybody will have a r:oo d laugh. P rice toe. each by mall, postpaid; 3 for 25c. C. BEHR, 1 5 0 W. 62d St., New York Clt;r. AUTOMATIC COPYING PENCIL. The Importance of carrying a good re .. l!!!!I Ci u5 liable p encil need not be dwelt upon bore. It Is an abeolute neceslty with us all. T h e hold e r or this p encil Is beautltully nickeled with grooved box-wood hltndle, glv Ing a firm grip In writing; the p encil auto matlcally supplie s the l ead as needed while a box of theae long leads are given with each pencil. The writing or this pencil Is lndellble the sam e as Ink and thus can be uee d In writing l ette r s a ddressing envelopes. eto, Bills o r account o r Invoices made out with this pen cil co.n be copied the eame &a If copying ink was u s ed. It Is the handleet pencil on t h e m a rket; you do not require a knife to keep It aharp; It le ever ready, ever safe, and Just the thin g to carry. Price of pencil, with b o x of lee.da complete, onl7 lOo.: 8 to r 25c.: vne d o z e n 90c. pO&tpa.l d WOLFF NOVELTY CO., 29 W. 28tk &t N. Y. TRICK CUP. Mad o or natural white wood turned, with two compartn1ents; a. round, black ball fit s o n those I compa r t mentSi the other Is a stationary ball. B y a little p ractice you make 1 the black b all vanish: a. sreat trick novelty and I mmense seller Price, l O c., postpaid. WOl.FF NOVELTY CO., 29 W. 26th S t ., N. Y THE AUTOPHO N E A s ma.11 ni.u slcal Instru ment that produces very 1weet m u slca. l n o tes by plac i n g It b e tween the lip s with the t ongue over the edge, and blowing gently into the tni.trum ent. The notes p r oduced are not unlik e those o r the fife and flute. We s end full printed 1 n s t r u c t 1 on s whereby anyone ca.n play anything they can hum, whistle or sing, with very little practice. Price, lOc.; 3 !or 26c., malled, postpaid. STAB AND CRESCENT PUZ.ZLE. The puzzle Is to sepa rate the one star f r o m the linked star and ere cont withou t using for ce. Price by m a ll postpa.Jd lOc.; 3 for 25c. \ \ "OJ.FF ::SHVEJ.'l'Y 29 W. 26lb S t .. N. Y. SNAKE IN THE CAllIERA To all appearancu t his little o tartler l a a nice looking camera. T h e prop e r way to ua& I t l o t o t e ll your friends you are cotnc to t a k e t heir picture1. Of course they are tlcl t led, Cor nearly everybody wants to pose tor a p hotograph. You arrange them ID a group. f uss around a little bit, aim your camera at them, and request the ladles to look pleasant As s oon a s they a r e smi11nc a n d trying t o appear beautiful, pre111 the spr i n g I n you r camera.. Imagine the yell "hen a hug e snake jumps o u t into the crowL G uarant eed t o take the swelUng out o t &DJ' one's head at Uie first aho t Price Sl> cents, by mall, postpaid. H F. LANG. 1815 C e ntre St., B k l y n N. Y. ELECTRIO PUSH B UT TON.-The base Is made of maple, and the center piece o t black walnut, the whole thing about Inches I n 1 d fa.metor, with a metal hook on the back s o that C. BEHR, Ult W. 62d St., New York Clt;r. of t h e ves t pocket. Expose I It m a y be slipped over edge t lllA.GIO PIPE. to view your New E lectrlo Bell, when you r !rlend will Made of & regular oorn. J>us h t h e button expecting to hear It ring. cob pipe, with rubber fl.cur e j As s oon as he touches i t you "'111 se, e some ot Inside; by b lowlnathrough I the llvelleat d a ncing you e ver wltn e osed. The the stem the figure will jump E lectric Button 1 1 heavily c h a rged and will out. Made In followlna-Ila--slve & smart shock when t h e button I s puahed. ure1: rabbit, donkey, cata, I Prtce lO c., by mail, postpaid. chlcken1, eto. WOLFF NOVEL T Y CO., 2 9 W ll6til St., N. Y. Price, toe., pootpald WOLFF NOVELTY 00., 29 W. 26th St., N. Y. lllA.GIC l\llBROR. your teaturea become narrow and elongated. Look Into It sidewise and J< JUr phlz broadens out I n the mo1t comical manner. Size 8'>!ix%\4 lnche, In a handsome Imitation morocc o caze. Price, lOc. each, postpaid, :; v::;,:;5 ;::::t .. l l Aatonlshfng, wonderful, and perplexing! Hav e you seen them? Any child can work them, and yet, wba.t they do Is so amualni;tha.t the aharpest p e ople on earth are fooled. We cann o t t ell you what they d o, or others would get next a n d spoil the fun. Just get a set and read the d irection. The results will startle your friends and utterly myetlfy them. A genuine good thine It you wish to have no end or amusement. P rice by mall, lOc. WOLFF NOVELTY CO., 29 W. 26tt S t ., N Y. PICTURE POSTALS. Tl>i-7 consist ot Jungle aets, Map and Seal ot State s, Good Luck c ards, Comics with witty sayings and tunny pictures, cards showing cele bra t e d peraon' buildings, etc. In tact, there la suc h a great variety that It la not possi ble to describe them here. ;rrn with g-lazed sur!ace1, and others In ,matt. Absolutely the handsomest cards leeued. Price 15c. tor 25 cards by 1 mall. WOLFF NOVELTY CO,. 29 W. 26th St., N. Y. THE MAG I C DAGGER. A wonder ful 11lus t on. To all appearance s I t l s an ordinary dagger whtch you can flourish around i n your hand and suddenly state tha t you thin k you h a v e lived long enough and h a d better commit suici de, at the same time plungin g the dagger up to the hilt i n t o your breas t or sid e, or you can pretend to stab a friend o r acquaintance. O:t courl!le your friend or yourself not in jured i n t h e l east, but t h e deception I s per!ect and will startle all w h o see It. Price, lOc or 3 for :sc. b y mail, pottpald. C BEHlt, 1 5 0 \V. 62d St., New Yor k City. THE MAGIC CARD BOX. One of the best and cheapest tricks for g iving parlor o r stage exhibitions. The trick i s p erformed as f ollows: You request any two p ersons i n your audie nce to each s elec t a card f rorn an o rdinary i>a c k of cards you then pro.duce a s m a ll handsome box rna.d e to Imitate p ebble d leather, which anyone may examine a s closely a s they will. You now ask one of the two who hav e se lected cards to plac e his or her card inside t h e box, which' b eing d one, the lid Is shut a n d the box placed o n the table. You then state that you will c ause the cards to d l aap pear and upo n opening the box the card has v anished and t h e b o x found empty. The other card l s now placed in the box ; t.he lid is again closed and whe n the box Is opened the first card appears as strangely a s i t w ent. Other tr!ck s can bep erfor med in various ways. You may c a u s e s evera l cards to disappear after they are placed In the box, a n d then you can cause them all to appear at o nce. You tnay tear a card up, place it i n t h e box, and o n ll!tln g t h e cover I t will b e found whole and entire In fact, nearly ever:v trtck of appearance and dJsappearance can be done with the Mag i c Card Box. Full printed Instructions, b y which anyone can perfor m the dit'l'.eren t tricks sen t with each box. Pric e, 2 0 c by mall, postpaid. WOLF F NOVF.LTY CO .. 2 9 W 2 6 t h St N Y.


--LA TEST ISSUES-538 Young Wild 118 Youn&' Wild West at the Widow's Claim; or, Arletta' Brave De-534 tense. 535 Young Wild West's Rustler Round-Up; or, Arletta' Call for a West and "Ginger Jake"; or, The Bou of Glmlet West and the Choctaw Chief: or, Arletta DefJIDI' tlM n-. Young Wild West and the Range Boss; or, Crooked W ork at the Redskins. Sleepy J 53(5 Young Wild West and the Haunted Pass; or, The Secret of tlM lllJ Young Wild West caught by Savages: or, Arletta' s Daring Res-Death Trail. cue. 537 Young Wiid W est Saved by a Signal: or, Arletta and the v .. ne Young Wild West and the Mexican D eadshot; or, The Shooting lshlng Light. Matc h o n the Border. 538 Young Wild West' s D ouble Shutlle: or, The Celebration at 1111 Young Wild W est at Hard Luck Camp or Arletta and the horn Ranc h Stream of Gold. 539 Young Wiid West Capturing a Chief; or, Arletta u a Caval17 118 Young Wild West D efending a Rllnch; or, Besi e g e d by Cattle Scout. Rust l ers. 540 Young Wild W est and the L one Cabin: or, The Raider& of tbs Young W ild West and the Miner' s Trap; or, Arlettas G r e a t S h o t Gorge. W est at A c e H igh Fair; or. The Liveliest T i m e o n 541 YoLtle. Wild T rappe d In a Canyon; or, Arletta' Swln1 f 1121 Young Wild W est's Risky Ride; or, Arletta and the Gulc h Gang. 542 Young Wild W est and the Boy Ranchero; or, Helplq a Tende,.. 1122 Young Wild W est' s Buckskin Band: or, The She r l ll' s Big Misf oot t o S uccess. ta. k e 1148 Young W il d W est Defying an Ambush; or, Arletta Helping tbs 1123 Young Wild W e s t's D ouble Triump h ; or, Arletta Saving t h e F l a g Cavalry. G 24 Y oung Wild West and "Cowboy Jake" ; or, Spoiling a Ranc h R aid. 1144 Young Wild West at an Indian P o w -Wow; or, Doofed to Ole al &211 Young Wild West' s Only Chance: or. Arle tta's Quic k Thro w the Stake. 126 Youn g Wild West' s D espe rate Charge: or, The S hot T h a t Bea t the 1145 Young W il d W est and the Doom e d Mine; or, Life M Redskins. Stake. 127 Young Wild W est At G oldDust Flat: or, Arletta and the Secret Y oung Wild West Racing f o r a R a n c h : o r Spitfire bn His Mettle. Band ., Young Wild W est M arke d b y Mexi cans; or, Artetta a.nd tbs 128 Wild West In Dange r : or, H el p ing the Trappe d Cavalry1148 W est a n d the "Sliver K id", or, The Dandy of tlM 129 Y oung Wild W est and the "Dutchman's" Claim: or, Arletta D e. 9 Gulch Darlq fending Her Life u-. Young Wild West and t h e Y ello w B u ll ; or, Arletta' 180 Young Wild W est Taming t h e Cow-Punc h ers: or, The Hard Escape. C r owd o f Bull Tall Ranch. 550 Y oung Wild West Surrou nded by D e a t h ; or, The Seven Dynamltll 181 Young Wild West After the Vulture s"; or, Arletta and the Band Sticks. of T e n 551 Youn& Wild West Staking a Claim; or, Arletta on Guard. 182 Young Wild West Calling the Two -Gun Man. or Saving a 'she r -552 Young Wild W e st's Grease r Chase; o r The Outlaws of the 8-llf's Life. d e r For sale by all newsdeale rs. or will be sent to any address on receipt of price, 6 cen t s per copy, I n money or postage stamps. by l'RANK TOUSEY, PublisLer .. 1613 West 23d St., New York.. I F YOU W.ANT ANY 'BACK NUM'BERS o f our weeklies and cannot procure them trom newsdealers, they can be obtained from this office direct. Write out and I ll In your Order and send It to us with the price of the weeklies you w ant and we wUl send them to you by return mall POSTAGE STAMPS TAKEN THE SAME AS MONEY. l'RANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 16 8 W est 23d S t., New York.. No. 1. NAPOLEON'S ORACULUM AND No. 18. HOW TO DO IT; OB, BOOK OF No. SO. HOW TO COOK.-One of th moin DltEA.M BOOK.-Cont&lnlng the great oracle ETIQUETTE.-It la a great lite oecret, and lnatruct!Te booka on cool,l a little b ook. It contains tun lnatructlona No 21 HOW TO HUNT AND FISH.-Ths backgammon, c r o q u e t domlnoe1, etc_ In the art of dancing, etiquette In the ball-moat complete h unting and ftahlng guide e ver No. 36 HOW TO SOLVE CONUNDBU1119, room and at parties, how to dre88, and tull publihed. It c ontains full fnatructiona about -Containing all the l e ad1 n c conundrum of CirecUona t o r callinc oft ln all p opular square cuna, hunting dogs, traps, trapping and fish-the day, amustnc r iddles, curiou catchei an Aancei. ins. together with deacrtptton ef came and witty saying s N o I!. HOW TO MAKE LOVE.-A comftaNh. 2 S G N o 3 8. HOW TO BECOJllE YOUR Ol'flf plete guide to love, cou:-tshlp a n d marriage, 0 2 HOW TO DO SECOND 1 HT. 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TO -lncludlnc hlnta on h o w to catch molee, Ne. 7, HOW TO KEE P BIRDS.-HandG ENTLEMEN. Contalnlng full d l rectlona tor weasel otter. rata, aqulrrel a and blrda. Al .. fOmely illustrated and contain i n g full lnstrucwriting to gentlemen on all ubjecta. how to cure 1kfn1. Copiouly tlluatrated. Uona tor the management and t r aining ot the No. 21!. HOW TO BECOME A GYMNAST.No. U. THE BOYS OF NEW YORK END ..,..ary, m ooklr.cblrd, bobolink, blackbi r d paroC ontalnln i: t ull Instructions tor all kinda ot MEN' S JOKE BOOK.-Contalnln1 a great Ya .. uet parr o t etc 1rYmnastlc sport and athletlo exerclsea. Em-rlety of tho lateat joke uoed by th moet No.' 9 HOW TO BECOME A VENTRILO-bracing thlrty-ftve lllu1tratlon1. By Proteaaor tamoua end men. No amateur mln1trel1 la UIST.-By Harry Kennedy. Every l n t elllw Macdonald. c omplete without thla wonderful little book. Jen t boy reading thla book ot lnstructlona caa No. 26 HOW TO BOW, SAIL AND BUILD No. '2. THE BOY!! 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In cantation. etc.. Uve book, aa It will teach you how to box pieces, t ogether with many ate.ndard reading. No. U HOW TO WRITE IN AN A.I.without an lnatruotor. No. 2 8 HOW TO TELL FOBTUNES. -BUM.-A grand collectio n of Album Veriee Everyone t s d e ei rou or knowtnc what hla tu1u1tabl e tor any time and occasion; embr&o No. 11. HOW TO WRITE LOVE-LETTER!!. ture life will brln&' forth, whether happlneaa Ing Linea of Lov e Affection, Sehtlment, Hu--A mot complete little '.:io n talntng full r misery, wealth or poverty. You can tell mor. Respec t a.nd Condolence; alao Vere tlreotlona tor writing love-lettera, and when by a g lanc e at thla little book. Buy one Sulta.ble f o r Valentine and Weddlnga. whe n to uae them, giving Peclmen letter be conv inced. No. 41!. THE BOVS OF NEW YORK HJNfor young and old. No. 29 HOW TO BECOME AN INVEN-STBEL GUIDE AND JOKE BOOK.-Some-Ns. U. HOW TO WRITE LETTERS TO TOR.-Every boy ahould know how lnventlona thin& new and nry lnatructlve. Eve.-,. boy i.ADIES.-Glvln1 complete ln1tructlon1 tor originated Thia book explain them &11, glvahould obtain thla book, u It cont&lna full r1ttnc letter to ladle on all ubjecta; alo tng example in electricity, hydraulica, macne t natructtona for orcanislaa an amateur min let.ter ot lntroductton, note and requeata. Uam, optics, pneumatic, mechanic. etc.. trel troupe. l'or eale by all newsdealers, or will be aent te u,r addreaa on receipt of. price, 10 eta. per copy, or 8 f o r 26 ctl. In m011.,. or postage .tampa, b1 n.A11X TOUSEY, Publisher, 1 88 We i t Iii Bt., New York