Young Wild West and the Oregon outlaws, or, Arietta as a "judge"

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Young Wild West and the Oregon outlaws, or, Arietta as a "judge"
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'" A MAGAZINE CONTAINING STORIES. SKETCHES Ere. Of WESTERN Liff. I lllnt ,,, !lo ~' r. /' ~ (~{fi ,. ~o. 18-t. NEW \'OUK. ,.\Pllll, 27. mot.. Price 5 Cents. I :l \ ... -' ,-----------. B1 mg the prisone1 forward,'' s rutt Ari, 1.. TbP. Orogon ou1 law wa ; forced llp tn the table. "The sentenrc llf the eonrt 1 hat yon have ;nt just twenty nuntttes to leave the camp'.'' cam "rou: the lips of th~ fair "jnrtg-~. >


A Magazine Containing Stories, Sketches, Etc., of Western Life. Iuuea Weekly -By Subscrfption $2.50 per year. Application. made for Seconcl Clars entry at_ the Neto Yo,k, N. Y., Post OJ!!ce, Entered accvn.iing to Act of Congress. in the year 1906, in the oJ}ice of the Libranan of Congress, Washington, D. C., bl/ F,ank 7'ome11, Publisher, 24 Union Squa,e, New Yo,k. No. 184. NEW YORK, APRIL 27, 1906. Price 5 Cen ts. YOUNG WILD WEST ANO THE OREGON OUTLAWS / OR, Arietta as a "Judge .. BY A N OLD SCOUr l CHAPTER I. YOUNG WILD WEST MEETS THE OREGON OUTLAWS. Ci:-ackl crack! "Hip bi! Lookee out! Me no likee; hi-hi!" 'l'wo sharp reports rang out, followed instantly by the cries of a frightened Chinaman, and then came a crashing through the bushes that plainly told that someone was try ing hard to get away from an impending danger. 'The next moment the person who had uttered the cries got clear of the bushes and emerged into a little clearing on the mountain side, running with the speed of the wind. It was a typical Chinaman, as the words uttered by him would imply. And no wonder he was frightened, for behind him was a big black bear in hot pursuit. The blood was streaming from a wound in the beast's neck, showing that at least one of the shots had taken eff~t, but had simply angered the bear. The Chinaman held a big revolver in his hand, and it Was from this the shots had been fired. Once clear of the bushes the bear began to gain rapidly on the Celestial, and when he looked over his shoulder and saw that the ferocious animal was less than a dozen feet behind him the Chinaman let out another yell. "Help! Help!" he shouted. "Misler Wild! Come shootee um bear velly quickee, or Hop Wah be killee !" 'l'hen he fired again. The blow missed by about an inch, and then-Cran-ang The report of a rifle sounded and the bear pitched for ward, fell to the ground and rolled over and lay quiver ing in the throes of death. "What's the matter, Hop?" said a voice a few yards away and then a dashing looking young fellow attired in a fancy hunting suit of buckskin, with a mass of long chesnut hair hanging over his shoulders, appeared on the scene. He held a Winchester rifle in his hand, from the muzzle of which the smoke was curling, and a smile was upon his handsome, boyish face. "Oh, Misler Wild!" cried the Celestial, joyfully; "me t'inkee me gone dead velly muchee. You comee 'long allee samee in light timee." "Well, I guess I did. What were you doing so far away from the camp, anyhow?" "Me jest takee lillee walkee." The boy looked at him suspiciously and then started for the-bushes he had burst from, followed by the bear. In less than a minute he picked up an empty whiskey flask. "Hop," said he, "you certainly came far enough away from the camp to drink the whiskey you had. I almost wish I had let the bear get you now." The Chinaman grinned in a childish way. "Me no dlink tanglefoot," he answered, shaking his But bullets from a revolver would not stop the rush of a bear of that kind. head; "me bling um bottle here tc, thlow 'way, so my A rifle might if the bullet landed behind the left fore-I blather no gi:tee." shoulder or into one of the eyes. "I wouldn t believe you under any condition, Hop. The Chinaman had just got across the clearing and was Now, you just get at that bear and cut the haunclrns from making for a tree when the bear caught up with him and it. I'll send Charlie her~ to help you." made a strike with its paw. With that the handsome, dashing young fellow turned


r I 2 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE OHEGO.N OUTLAWS. .. ~======= ---------------... anu iralked through the bushes until he came to a trail a all," was the reply. "You may as well go back there and few yards away get the haunches off and bring them in. You like bear Hight here we will say that the boy was Young Wild meat." We;:t, the Champion Deadshot of the West, mine owner, "I reckon I do." rancher and all around Westerner. The scout promptly started off, and then our hero re. He was called by many of thooe who knew him the lated in a few words how he had come upon the Chinaman Prince of the Saddle because he had never met his match and bear just in time to save the life of the former by in daring and gracefu l feats of horsemanship. shooting the latter. Of all the heroes of the Wild West, Young Wild West "That ought to learn the yellow fool a lesson," observed surely ,m s the one most admired. Jim Dart, who was a boy of twenty, which was the same He was always in search of adventure and courting clan-age as Wild. "Perhaps he will give up drinking whisky ger, but it was for the purpose of doing goou and helping for a while now." along his fellow beings who had not the skill, tact and "He will give up drinking whisky when he is no longcourage to help themselves er able to get it, Jim," was the reply. "He is like a redAt the time of which we are writing the northern part ~kin; the more he gets of it, the better he like s it." ... of Nevada, near the b.oundary line of Oregon, was a vast "My blather velly muchec baddce Chmee," v~,i.:r6,-1y wildern'ess filled with all sorts of wild beasts and haunted meek looking celestial, who was busy arranging to get some with lawless banr1s of white men and Indians. supper ready, for it was toward sunset There were trails running through the wild country, This was Wing wah, who was head cook for the party. over which those on their way to the gold and silver mines "Yes, that is right," Jim Dart retorted; "there is no traveled from the cities and towns near the Pacific Coast, doubt about it. But I take notice that you like the stuff and it was upon these trails that the outlaw bands got in once in a while, too." their work. Wing had no more to say then. Young Wild West, with his two faithful partners, Jim "Well, Wild, I am glad that you got there in time tc. i Dart and Cheyenne Char lie, Cheyenne Charlie's wife, save Hop from being killed by the bear," spoke up Arietta h,,.---....Anna, the Misses Arietta Murdock and Eloise Garoner, 1'.furdock, i.hc charming golden-haired sweetheart of the I who were the sweethears of the dashing young hero and dashing young deadshot. "Though he has several bai Jim Dart, were on their way to Disaster Peak. faults, he is a pretty faithful fellow, and he savecl_ ~.._ They brought with them two Chinamen, who were bro life once, you know." Hiers bearing the names of Hop Wah and Wing Wah, as "Yes, Et, and that is why I tolerate his nonsense Hop their servants. can always stay with us, if he wants to. He is amming The girls, as Cheyenne Charlie's wife and Arietta and with his s l eight-of -h and tricks, and he does his work well. Eloise were always called by Young Wild West and his There are worse Chinamen than he is." partners, were well used to traveling horseback and camp Wing Wah looked up just then, so our hero continued: ing out in the wilds of the mountains and plains of the "His brother is a pretty good sort of a fellow, too, I 'iV est suppose. He is a :first class cook and generally does as he is They all knew how to handle fh-earms, especially Ari-told. E:tta, who was an apt pupil of h er dashing young lover, That was all the Chinaman wanted. Young Wild West He began humming a little song in his own language She could hold her own at ,any time, and in any kind of and worked away zealously. a scrimmage where coolness and straight shooting was II As we have just said, Arietta was a blonde, and a very necessary. pretty one, at that. ---r--<'[ The camp w-here the friends of our hero were was only Eloise was just the opposite, she being a brunette, whil~ abont two hundred yards from the spot where Hop Wah Anna was of a type that might be called half way between bad come upon the bear, while engaged in emptying the the two extremes. contents of the flask he had taken there in order to get They were three very pretty girls, though, and :fitting nut of sight of the rest. companions for the dashing young deadshot and his part-A~ Young Wild West turned from the trail and walked ners. into the camp hi s friends looked at. him expectantly The camping outfit they had with them was an admir'"What was ther trouble, Wild?" .asked a tall man of able one, since it required two pack-horses to carry it. thirty, with long black hair and fl.owing mustache. The party had journeyed by rail to a town called Winne. This was C4eyenne Charlie, the famous scout and In-mucca, and from there they had proceeded on horseback dian fighter, who had served several years in the employ until we :find them within but one clay's journey of Disas of the government before becoming a partner of Young ter Peak. Wild West. It was a rather peculiar errand that they were on. "Oh, Hop sneaked off with a flask of whisky to have In Denver Young Wild West had come in contact with a a quiet spree, and a big black bear ran across him, that's man, who claimed that he was from Disaster Peak and


YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE OREGON OUTLAWS. 3 =============:,=============declared that were it not for the villainous outlaws that manifested that region the little town of Seven Spot, whi;re he made his headquarters, would be an ideal spot for the development of silver and lead mining Wild had listened to the story the man told about it and he was satisfied that he was speaking t)ie truth. "I'll take a trip out that way some day and see what kind of a place you've got there," he said. Not having any other place in view just then, and de siring to travel around in search of adventure-and fort une, too, he decided to pay a visit to Disaster Peak and see what it looked like. The girls wanted to go, so they were allowed to have their -own way. So far our friends had met with very few adventures, r.~ these of a minor sort. H~g was good, and since they had left the railroad they bad shot an abundance of game. But there was too much sameness about this to suit dashing Young Wild West and his partners. 'l'he forests of northern Nevada were just like any other forests, to them, and they were beginning to wonder why it was that they had not come across any of the outlaws, who were said to be so plentiful in that region. Pretty soon Cheyenne Charlie and Hop Wah came in with what meat they wanted from the carcass of the slain bear, and then Wing Wah said supper was ready. The scout and Jim Dart were attired in buckskin ,suits :.im1lal' to Young Wild West, and all three wore broad sombreros of the Stetson type. The girls had on fancy riding costumes consisting of buckskin skirt~ and leggings and waists and cloaks of bright colored material, setting them off to the very best ad vantage. It. was what might be termed a very "happy family" that sat down to the evening meal just as the sun was sink ing below the range, and as the meal was a well cooked one, they thoroughly enjoyed it. 'l'hough the weather was still a bit cool, it being the early part of April, none of them minded it. Hop Wah assisted his brother in his duties without a -forcl to say. Re knew that Wild had told how the bear had come upon him while he was drinking the whisky, and he felt that the less he said about it the better it would be for him. Wing must have noticed that his brother felt rather sheepish, for be looked at him now and then and grinned. Cheyenne Charlie was thinking of starting a row be tween the two when something happened that caused him to change his mind. The elRtter of hoofs suddenly sounded near at hand, and then a horseman dashed up and came to a halt before them. The rider was a striking looking personage attirecl in the garb a mining sport or Western gambler usually wears, while the black horse he rode was decked with fancy and expensive trappings. "Good evening, strau 5 ers !" hecalled out, politely, tak ing off his hat to the girls. "This is quite a surprise! I had no idea of meeting such dashing looking gentlemen and beautiful ladies in this wild place. Where are you i.Jound, if I may be so bold as to ask?" "We are bound for a town called Seven Spot," answered Young Wild W.est, who, though he did not like the look:, and manner of the man, decided to answer him civilly. "Ah! And what are you taking such beautiful ladies to S e ven Spot for? Or, is it a traveling show that you have?" ''No, it isn't a traveling show," retorted Wild, noticing that the stranger was trying to be a bit sarcastic. "We arc simply going to Seven Spot to see what sort of a place it is. We have a friend living there, and I told him that we would take a trip out there some time. Do you know anything about Seven Bpot ?" "Well, rather. It is right near the border line of Or egon ancl is a sort of headquarters for the villafns of both s tates, it seems." "lb that so? Well, I guess we are not afraid of the villains there. We always have a way of minding our own affairs, and when we do that we are never bothered, unless it i~ by someone who wants to rob us." "Have you ever been robbed, then?" queried the stran ger. smiling and showing much interest. "Never been robbed of anything that .we did not get back with interest, and that pretty quick, too." "Ah There is something remarkable about your party, then. I am glad I met you. My name is Doc Dean and I live in Oregon, just over the line from Seven Spot. I guess I had betrer introduce you to the Oregon Outlaws!" The last was said in a louder tone of voice, and then from the grove of cedars just behind him there came ten horsemen, each having a.six-shooter in his hand. Young Wild West knew what was up right away. They had met the outlaws they were looking for! There was no look of surprise on Young Wild West s face; he was far too cool for that. But the very moment the horsemen came from the grove he jerked a revolver from his belt and leveled it at the man who called himself Doc Dean. "Just tell your friends to get away from here, or you'll drop from your horse!" he exclaimed in a ringing voice. HI mean what I say!" If Young Wild West had not shown surprise Doc Dean certainly did. A look of blank amazement came over his face, and then in a faltering voice he said: '';Move b?ck to the trail, boys, and wait for further orders." The horsemen turned immediately, showing that 1 they were well disciplined. Some of them acted as though they would like to open fire on our friends, though, but they had sense enough to realize that if they did their leader would surely fall. Not only had Cheyenne Charlie and Jim Dart drar I


4 YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE OREGON OUTL4 WS. their revolvers by this time, but the girls showed that they thrn he turned and galloped into the grove of cedars, were ready to put up a fight, as well. where his men had gone. Doc Dean started to turn his horse around and follow his "Now I guess we have got to look out!" said Young men, but Young Wild West commanded him to stay right Wild West. "I feel sure that we will not get rid of that where he was. gang as easy" as all that. They were rather surprised, 1 "You wait until I tell you to go or you'll never leave think, for they surely thought they had us dead to rights, this :place alive!" he said, calmly. and meant to clear us out of everything we had of value. It is a good thing that there are so many boulders and rocks scattered around here, for we will have something CHAPTER II. WILD FOOLS THE OUTLAWS. to shield us in case they do attack us." The place they had selected to pitch their camp certainly was well adapted to withstand an attack. Back of them about twenty feet was a little hollow at the foot of a cliff, and it was here that the horses were There was a glitter in the eyes of Doc Dean which told tied so they could nibble at the short grass. that though he knew he must obey.. he was but waiting for j All around the campfire were rocks and bould~ ?:tJ<--Y a chance to turn the tables. I large enough to crouch behind. He was remarkably calm now, too. A word fro~ Wild and th~y all took positions so they "If you don't object to telling me, I would like to know I would not be m dang~r of b~m~ shot from the grove. who you are," he said But there was nothmg to md1cate that the Oregon Out. "I don't object in. th e least. I am Young Wild West, 1laws were c~mi~g back right away. and I came out this way to hunt up some of the outlaws I It wa~ begmn~ng to get dar~ now and the au was takmg tliat are out here, making life miserable for the few honest on a chill that made them wish that the fire was nearer people who are trying jo earn a livelihood," was the r e ply.1 to t~em. "I want to warn them to behave and disband." Wild saw that there was a good place m the ho. llow to "Oh! Well, you have been lucky enough to meet the have a fire, and t:1at they would ~e_t more benefit from bos s of them all, then. I am Doc Dean, the leader of the there than where 1t now was prov1dmg they were forced Orecron Outlaws f My crancr can't be downed so you had to kllep out of the way of the outlaws. o o o I better give up the foolish notion you have got in your "Boys," said he, "let's roll some of the rocks across the head." opening here, and then get the fire going over this way. "I guess you never heard of me, or y~u would not say The tents are all right where they are, for they are shieldthat." ed pretty well by that little ridge there." "Oh, yes! I have heard of Young Wild West," was the "Good enough!" spoke up the scout, and then all hands retort. set at work getting things in shape. "Well, you neve1 heard of him giving up anything he started to accomplish, did you?" When the stones had been rolled and piled up t8 suit them some of the brands from the fire were brought down in the hollow and then another can;ipfire was soon blazing away, for there was plenty of dry wood there. "I never thought we were going to run across such a gang as that before we g~ to Seven Spot," obser~ed our "Well, if you don't look out you will wish you never hero, as he took a look around into the gathering glooll'.l had," spoke Arietta, who stood with her rifle, ready to and saw nothing out of the ordinary. "I did ~ 1hinf, "I can't say that I have heard that. I never heard much about him, anyway. I always thought I would like to meet him, though, and I am glad that I have.''. fire upon the men if they took a notion to come back. though, that we would strike some of the outlaws when we "Ahl I like to bear you say that!" exclaimed the Orgot there, for the man from Disaster Peak declared that egon Outlaw. "There is music in your voice, my pretty a person never knew just when he was safe in the little one. I will confess right here that I have been smitten t,own." h.v your beauty!" "Wh I at was that galoot's name, Wild?" asked the scout ''You'll be smitten by a chunk of hot lead if yer don't "Dutton was the name he went by, I believe. But I am he.J] yer mouth shut!". observed Cheyenne Charlie. certain that he was not putting it too stronowhen he said ':OJ,, no!. I' don't believe that Young Wild West is pne it was a dangerous place for an honest man to live. That's w11q would allow a man to be shot down when he is virt-why I was anxious to make the trip out here." ua!iy a prisoner in his power." I "Did he say anything about the outlaws belo~ging ter "No, I wouldn' allow that," said Wild. "Now you just Oregon?" turn rour horse around and light out! The next time I "Yes, he said they came from both states, and that you we meet look opt for me! You are not going to rob us, could never could tell when you were in the presence of and you can bet all you're worth on it I" I some of them." 'Good evening, all!" cried the villain, sarcastically, and [ "Well, I reckon we told all right a little while ago," -.--,r~. _..,_,.. ~, .. : --------;----"" .. -~-


YOUNG WILD WEST AND THE OREGON OUTLAWS. i chuckled Charlie. "It didn't take much ter tell that they It was the leader of the outlaw band who appeared to was an outlaw gang all right, even if ther galoot what call-be talking at that moment. himself Doc Dean hadn't said they was." "NHer mind, boys," Wild heard him say. "It is quite "They thought they had us dead to rights, and that certain that Young Wild West and his crowd have got some they could relieve us of what money we had and insult the money with them to carry them through. It may be that girls as they saw fit," said Wild. "But they soon found the boy intends to buy some mining property there, for I out their mistake. If that fellow had not ordered them to have heard that he goes around buying mines that are leave just as he did I would have shot him dead. There for sale cheap, and that he has a way of making them pay is no harm in shooting a road agent, when he persists in in double-quick tirrie. A fellow told me that Young Wild attacking you." West was one of the luckiest that ever put a pick in the "Do you think they really went very far away, Wild?"' ground." asked Arietta. "Of course they've got money with 'em, Doc," one of "No the chances are that they are pretty close to us at I the others said "Wba t would they be goin' around like this minute. I am going to find out pretty soon. I want this fur if they didn't 'have?" it to get good and dark first." i "Well, if they haven't got much money there's a very ~r ver y far, Doc Dean. I guess your intentions are to on the trail to Portland. I had three men with me, and surprise us before morning. We'll see about that." \we held up a stagecoach The driver got the drop on me :V'ild now started f~r the camp~re, which, he could before I.knew it, and be had me so bad that I had to

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