Young Wild West on the warpath, or, Arietta among the Arapahoes

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No. 17'4 D N THE Price 5 Cents WARPATH o'I Ar-let t o.monq the Aro. pa.hoes.


,, "Jo""' A Magazine Containing Stories, Sketches, Etc of Western Life. I11ued IVeeklu -By Subscription $2.50 pet 11ea.1. .4pplication made f01 Second Class e11tl'11 at the Xew 1"ork. N. Y., Post Office, Ente1ed acc1>1'ding to Act of Congress, in the year 1906, m the office of the Librarian of Congress, Washfogton, D. C., b11 F1ank 7'ousey, Publisher, 24 Union Square, New York. No. 1174. NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 16, 1906. Price 5 Cents. YOUNG WILD-WEST ON THE WARPATH Arietta Among the Arapahoes. BY A N OLD S of the declining orb of day ell upon them a glare of dazzling whiteness was thrown out. All was peace and in that wild spot, for just then Eilence reigned supreme. But one look into the thickets that lined the of the \\'Ould lrnve been ufficient to cause the casual obserYer to think that it was just the spot -for wild beasts to hold forth and make their trips to the sluggish stream for drink. .\round a craggy peak that tonerecl manv feet in the 11ir a trail wound its way, following the crooked stream as far one would be able to see toward the west. The trail not one that had been used much, for the hoofprin ls \rcrc few arn] scarcely distinguishable, and the had almoi-t become filled so that onlv the I fointr!"t traces of them <:, a :,;ombrero tipped well back upon his heatl and a wealth of hair lrnnging below his shoulders, he surely loolm1 lo be a typi cal young of the wild \\'est. And that wa5 .just exactly what he was, for the dashing and handsome young rider was no otlirr than Y om1g Wild West, known to his friends as the Prince of thr Saddle, and by both friends and foes throughout the wci::t a:; the Champion Deaend and came to a halt below the jagged of thl' party of seven peak on the bank of the river. But he onlv acrompanied them. in the Til('l'C wrre RC'YC'n in the party, four males and three RC'rnnt. th011!!h lie often rli<1 much in the females. J taininpthrrn wl1cn the evP.nings grew dull. capacity of 'l way of enter-


YOUNG WILD WEST ON THE WARBiATH. ti the name of the Celestial, and-well, "I think Anna is right, Et,'' spoke up Eloise. "lt later on. must be that the river has an outlet somewhere, you find the party of seven they are simply traveling know." 1gh the wilds of New Mexico in search of adventure "Well, I suppose it has, of course. But it hardly seems and, incidentally, prospecting for gold. possible that any of that water will ever get far enough Cheyenne Charlie aLJ Jim Dai;t were attired in a fashto mingle with the salt of the sea ion similar to Young Wild West, while the girls, as they The girls soon turned to assist in getting the camp in always called them in speaking of them, notwithstanding order. the fact that Anna was a married woman, wore combinaThey were used to it, so it did not take very long. tion riding and hunting costumes. Twenty partridges had been shot that day by members All save the Chinaman were armed with Winchester of the party, and the day before a fine young buck and a rifles of the latest pattern, and in addition to their carblack bear had been killed, so they were not likely to go tridgc belts, displayed Colt's revolvers and hunting-knives. hungry. Two pack-horses carried their camping outfit, the ChiThey had plenty of supplies along, for they always naman, who, by the way, was mounted on a piebald mule, loaded up at every place they came to that had a store being in charge of them in it. "Well, boys," said Young Wild West, as he brought hii:; As soon as the two tents they had with them were put horse to a halt and looked at the surroundings, "I guess up Wild and Charlie attended to the horses, while Jim this will do for a camping-place. What do you think and the Chinaman gathered wood for a fire. about it?" "What is it going to be, venison, bear steak or broiled "Just the place, I should say, Wild," answered Jim partridges?" asked Arietta, as she made ready to assist in rrt. cooking the supper. "I reckon we couldn't git a much better place if we "Bear steaks fur me!" answered the scout, who had it made ter order," Cheyenne Charlie liastened to very partiai to that kind of meat. add. "Broiled partridges for me," Wild called out. Charlie was an ex-government scout and Indian fighter, "All right," was the reply; "we will try and satisfy and so used to the mountains and plains was he that ho i evt;?rybody." could locate a good camping place almost before they came f; There was a laugh all around at this, and then the in sight of it. ing began. But in spite of his varied experience he always left it to Hop Wah was a cook, but the girls generally he, the young leader of the party when any good, hard-thinkout just because they liked to do it. ing was to be done and judgment to be used. He always washed up the articles used after the meal Young Wild West was only a boy in years, but in every-was over and packed them away where they would be thing else he was a man. handy when next wanted. With one accord they all dismounted. This and looking after the pack-horses was about all "This river looked like a tiny silver thread when we that the Chinaman did. first sighted it this afternoon,'' said Arietta, as she brushed It was. dark before the supper was ready, or the mo back her golden locks a .nd looked at the muddy water be-ments had been flitting by rapidly while they were getting fore her. "There is nothing so very pleasing about it things in order and looking out for their horses now, is there?" It was quite a comfortable spot that Young Wild Wes "No, there is not," answered Eloise, the dark-eyed had selected for a camping-place. sweetheart of Jim Dart. "But we ought to be glad that High above them the jagged peak reared itself, and we are able to pitch our camp at the side of a river. Water right at their backs was a cliff with an overhal}ging ledge is something we cannot get along without, you know." something lik e twenty feet, and before them was the river. "That is right, and, as muddy-looking as that in the Though the weather was not freezing, it was cold river is, it will answer our purpose very well, for when enough after the sun went down to make them feel the we dip it out it will seem to be quite clear." want of a fire, and as they sat about it waiting for the Cheyenne Charlie's wife stepped up close to the two supper to get done, our hero and his two partners made girls. up their minds that pleasure could be derived from the "Watching the water as it runs on clown toward the mere looking at the flames 0 a brightly-burning camp-sea ?" she asked. :fire. "I doubt if any that w e see going past here will ever The act was that they could not be satisfied i they rereach the sea," answered Arietta. mained in a thoroughly civilized place longer than a week "Oh, yes, it will," Anna declared. "It may be some or two. time in getting there, but this very water we are viewing Young Wild West, Cheyenne Charlie and Jim Dart had now will mingle that which is in that Gulf of "Mexico, lived adventurous lives since they were old enough to know and that ii:> really the sea, you know." what a gun was, and they were not ready to quit now.


YOUNG WILD WEST ON THE WARPATH. ij;o-. I Danier was the very salt of their existence, it seemed. Hop Wah was gifted with the art 1,, .' -' t Arietta was about the same way, only that she would be great extent, and since he had bee n in th.: \ satisfied to stop any place where her dashing young lover he had learned the ways of the "bad m en" of chose to make headquarters. perfection. I And Anna and Eloise, while they had not been so very He had learned to think that gambling was the greateis long in the wild West, had learned to love the rolling pleasur e to be had, and he liked to drink whi s k y now and I plains and the rugged mountains. then Then, too, Eloise had not been in the best of health But with all his fau,lts he was a faithful servant, and when she came to the great wild West. a s he had once s aved hi s young master s life, he was But now she was sturdy and strong, with red cheeks c ome to remain with him a s long a s h e saw fit to do so. and bkewn hands, and used to the saddle and gun. Hop b e gan humming a w e ird s ort of a tune a s he husPicture to yourself, reader, that little camp under the tled to get his work done. frowning cliff, with the waters of the Amarvilla fl.owing But thi s particular tun e did not pl e ase Cheyenne Char silently by, in the extreme wilds of northeastern New lie very much, s ince h e had it in for the Chinam a n on Mexico and you can but envy Young Wild West and his a c count of having bee n s windl e d two or three time s while .friends. playing card s for money with him. /But it was not all peace and quietnes s like this that they The scout had alway s had the opinion that h e knew all met with. about the game of draw poker until he had a few s essions If it had been, our hero and his partners would have with Hop. soon tired of it and gone elsewhere in search of exciteThe yellow-fa ced h e a t hen s sle i g ht-of-h a nd did him ment and danger. great s ervice in the gam e and thu s it was that h e g ot the Though our hero did not anticipate danger just now, he bes t of Charlie, a s he did e v e rybod y e lse h e played with. saw to it that a watch was kept. When Wild cau ght him p laying with some innoc ent f l! This he always did, for there was no telling at what low he alwa y s made him quit and give back what he h a d time they might be attacked by some roving crowd of out-won. laws or renegades, who dared not go too near the little "I wonder if the; yaller galoot will give us anything were here and there the minI new this time?" the s cout observed. "Ther la s t trick he mg district of the territory for fear of bemg summar y t d o n e fur u s was one of his old o nes." shot or hanged. "But i t was a good one, if we had seen it befor e," Wild And then there were often bands of Indians on the waran s w e r ed. path, for at the time of which we writ e the redskins were "That's so, too; but I'd jest lik e te r see som ethin' new not fully s a tisfied that the palefaces, as they called the this time." whites, were capable and able to rule them. "Me showee velly nicee tlick," s pok e up H o p who overAll this our friends knew-knew it well, too. But h e ard the r e marks. they were not the least bit worried over it. H e soon got thro ugh hi s work, and then smi li n g as in1 they were attacked they would be sure to give a good no c ently a s a little child he appr o a c h e d the p arty as the y account of themselve s for was not Young Wild West the sat near the foot of the cliff in the full glare of the c amp Champion Deadshot of the Wes t, and could he not shoot fire. as quick as lightning?" Jim was walking back and forth along the river bank, With his two partners at his side he could whip a dozen so he was the only one who did not pay an y attention, redskins or white renegades at any time, providing things though he could see what was goin g on. were otherwise equal. Hop took out th e big y ellow s i lk h a ndk e r c hi e f that he After the very good supper that had been prepared by always carried and held it up for in s pection, a s he was the girls had been eaten, our hero ass igned Jim Dart to wont to do when he was r e ad y to do one of hi s mystify ing stand guard for the first three hours of the night, and tricks. then, turning to Hop Wah, he said: "Now me bolly Misl e r Charli e's wat c h ee," h e said s hut"Just get a move on you and get the plates and things ting his eyes and turnin g hi s face upward. washed up, Hop. I am just in the humor to see you per"No, yer won' t borr e r my watch, e ith e r you heathen," form one of your sleight-of-hand tricks." was the qui c k r e t ort fr o m the scout. "You--" "Allee light," answered the Celestial, smiling sweetly; What he was goin g to s a y was cut s h ort, for at that "me do velly nicee tlick putty soonee." in stant Jim Dart cam e up lmrriedl y and in a l o w ton e of To look at the Chinaman just then no one would have voice exclaimed: dreamed that he was anything more than jus t a plain, "A lot of r e dskin s are comin g d own the riv e r in ca-every-day native of the Flowery Kingdom, such as can be noes!" seen in almo s t every city and town in our land at the "Is that so?" said Youn g Wild West sp rin g in g to his present day. feet. "I gue s s we had b e tter b e read y for the m for the But this was a mistaken idea. 'chances are that they are around heri:: loo king for trouble.


YOUNG WILD WES'I' ON THE WARPATH. ------------------I there were any outside of the rcservathe rest remaining near the middle of the stream, which owed ,Tim to the bank and found out that <1d not made any mistake in what be said But were the Indians hi ends or foes? That was I h111 know that there arc fenrnles in onr pmty." 'l'hc girh; obeyed quickly. The y lwll their rifle,;, and if iL came lo n fight they 1rnt11<1 h el1 not a I iti.k, e:>pec:ially Arietta, who could hanille a ri fk 01 rernlYt 'l'

e r n n n I. to k ld WILD WEST ON THE WARPATH. .J "Ugh!" he exclaimed; "Jumping Stag knows you! You Young Wild West, the paleface boy brave. Heap much talk, but no fight." "So you know me, do you? Well, that is more than 1 can say of you I don't know as I ever saw you before, nor do I care whether I ever see you again or not. Now then, you heard what I said, Jumping Stag. If you know '1==-. tom of the little craft he had been : : strong armi> of a couple of hii:; followers Our friends were a little bit anxious as to :oc:oundrels would do next. lt seemed that they would surely make an attack them, especially alter what had jul'lt tranRpired. But ::meh was not the case. anything about me at all, you ought to know that I always mean what I say.'' Instead, the canoet> slarlcll for the other i>hore, tbc one thnt hnd been overhtrnL1d bring towed aJ011g with tlwm. 'rhe chief gave another grunt, but did not make n move "l guess thry mean to wait awhile," \rild. ".But to step back into the canoe. they dou"t m an to let it go nt thif:, i.lrnl i:; certain." Wild gathered his muscles with the intention of knock"Yer kiri bet they don't!"' exdairncd tl1e scout. "'rhcy"ll ing the Inuian backward, either into the canoe or the be back ag'in afore mornin", an' when they comp they'll water, he did not care which. make things hum Iul' awhile Just then a yell came from the braves in the canoes and "'!.'hat's right. Now, Jim, you ju;;t keep a watch on 1-the splashing of padclies told that the Tndians were them while we go and fix up the camp, so wp']l have a .)lg to get to the bank. chance if they do conw back." Biff "All right,'" an,;werecl Dart; "go ahead." y Wild struck the chief a blow just under his left short"Have they deeiLled to lea\'e 11:; alone, Wild;" f rib. Arietta, a::; our hero and the ;;cont tame 1tu1'!'i<',ily to thl' Crash! Jumping Stag went over like a ten-pin, landing square1y in the canoe. But the frail crafl was not u sed to being boarded in that way, and it did not stand for it. t Tt tmned over instantly, and all its occupants but thr young buck, who was 110l; ready to iiglit 1 told hi1H we hail no whi"ky, he certa inly will fight now. But we ii(' read.1 f1H' i.lwm when they eou1e, I guess. Hop, jn,;l .gcL to work hcrc.ttnu hrlp get thi:< fallen hw nrin;:,; ,:n we r:lll lir 1low11 ancl ,.:hoot from behind it." It wal'l not a \'Cl') largt1 ln'e, Ind il ll'l> uld 111Hke an ad mimble brcm;lwork, so llw thrPe i111medinl<'l.Y got holLl of the i-;maller end ancl drng-wd it ;1rnu11d lll fli(1 po:;ition 1lw y wanted 1.o get it in. 'J'hc tree lrnd bel'n uproml'cl the of somt> and root:; ::;till held But this made no difference, since the butt wa" in ju,.:r about the place U1Jy wanted it. When it wa,; duly placed in po,.:ition the i.rnnk was 11bout three fret from the groull(l ll'aving an open ;:pare of a foo[ beneath it. '!.'here were plenty of st.ones and bouhlers of all sizes at the foot of the cliff, and they got to work at carrying and rolling thrn'le they t:oulcl not carry to the spot. 'I'he girls joinccl in thiR, for they wanted to clo all they coulcl in lhe matter. It never once occuncd to any of tlwrn that it 11oulcl he the best policy to leaYe the vicinity Wilcl hacl not intimated anything like that, so it waR taken for grantecl that thry were rloin_g the proper thing in T<'maining thrrt'. There were only nbonl lhiity of the recl:,kins, all told, and D<'ilrl_v JinlJ' of them i\'f'l'e Rqlla\\'R antl chilflrC'n. Youn!! Wild We,t and partner,; woulcl not run nwa:v frm11 that nnmhrr of rerlskins, unlesi:; they happened to But then he gasping and Rpntt('ring in the hothr reaih to leave just then.


YOUNG WILD WEST ON THE WARPATH. showed hi1;; hostility, so they meant to a1lce to see what he could do. not been much surprised when the redskin nized him, for he had been among th.em so much, oth in times of war and peace, that the reputation he had ma

YOUNG WILD WEST ON THE WARPATH. Charlie and Jim hastened to the tent where the girls EOme were to hear me say it they would hi were sleeping. ging." ,'. It did not require much to arouse them. Wild waited until he was sure that the Indians 0 When they were told was on the programme they mean to attack them right away and then left the hurriedly got ready and came out of the tent. making his way softly to the camping-place that was to be Then the Chinaman was awakened-a much harder task abandoned in such a hurry. than it had been to get the girls up-and the work of takHis partners and the girls had made rapid progress in ing down the tents and loading the pack-horses was be-getting ready to move. gun. "Is everything all right?" Dart asked. It was necessary for at least one of them to keep a watch "Yes ; I am satisfied that the red s kins don't know thnt on the redskins, so Wild himself did that. we are aware of their presence. They must b e foo l s i.f He crept back to the place where he had been when he they don't, though, for they ought to know that we mos t saw and heard them a little while before. likely heard the noise made by their horses." The place was only about three hundred yards from the "Well, you was ther only one what heard em," observecl camp, and was one that was shielded on all sides by the the scout; an' I reckon you wouldn't have if you hadn't river bank by a thick growth of cottonwoods and willows 1 been ter hear somethin'." Our hero crept up very close, for the redskins had placed "That' s right Charlie but I think they took a prettv I no guards out, and then he was able to see th_,em qmte good risk in so close, unless they did not care plainly in the starlight that shone upon them from tl,rn whether we heard them or not." open space. at h \ It did not take them long to get ready to move now. He "":as m tune to see those who had gone to t e 1 When they were ready Wild sent the rest ahead and theu other side with the canoes appear. stole back to make sure that their movements had not been They had no doubt carried their canoes up the river and observed by any spying redskin. embarked from some point above, so our friends would not H t' fi d th t th k th f h t h th I e was s a i s e a ey new no mg o w a wa,; eaTrh em. l t f d hild th d taking place, so he hastened back to where he had left his ere were p en y o women an c ren m e crow h d :ff .. I th t h d d h b k d th h d or se, an mountmg, rode o to overtake his a a come own on orse ac an e or ses an th h d 'th th b d I H e cam e upon them a quarter of a mile from the pla c e pomes ey a wi em num ere many. they had b e en camped and quickly advised that they swm. g The squaws and children were silent, but the brave s :ff t th ht d .d th h'll th ld d bl lk h' d d b t o o e ng an n e up e i so ey cou ou e were ta mg m w ispers an appeare eager a ou some-d t d t th tl .d f th A h th' an ge aroun o e o 1er s1 e o e rapa oes. 1onfg. th t th' t tt k th f This was no doubt the best thing they could do, for to g-J course a some mg was o a ac e camp o our I f d on down the trail would be but gomg m the same dire c tion k th t that the band Indians was heading, and it would be i new a only a question of a few hours before they would be overlie had heard enough in the few minutes he had been taken by some of them. there before to know that the redskins were very sore against the whites, and that they were going to attack the But picking their way up the ro' side of the mouno first they came acro ss. tain in the dark is no easy task. : I By listening carefully and straining his eyes to peer were :arced to slowl!, :for there was. no the gloom, our hero soon learned that Jumping tellmg what pitfalls they might run rnto. Stag was the chief that ruled over the whole party. j Wild clid not have to tell anyone to be as quiet as possi n He had come down the river with the canoes in advance ble; they all knew that danger lurked nigh, and that was r 0 the rest just because he had taken a notion that way. enough. e He bad the canoes at his disposal, and as they intended Our h ero found it necessary to walk after they had got r } to travel a distance in the same direction the river up the hill a short distance, so he quickly dismounted. h flowed, he came that way, bringing with him his squaw It was not necessary that they should all walk, but the d I 1 and children and some others that he had chosen. scout followed his example. at Wild heard him telling three minor chiefs about th<.> i Then they picked their way along through the dense "I camp of the palefaces, and that the young paleface brave, chaparral, along ledges and over the uneven Young Wild West, was there. surface of the mountainside. The other chiefs bad heard of him, and they all de-'. -In about twenty minutes Wild judged that they must nd I dared that they would be glad to meet Young Wild West be almost directly above the spot where they had been e and show him how an Arapahoe could fight. '. camped. ay l "AU right," thought our hero. "You fellows may 4ave ; But they could not have !?en below if it had been day e a chance at me before you are very much older. I would light, for the bushes and trees were so thick there that it ry just like to take you one at a time. Fighting a redskin would have been impossible. on equal terms is just a little pastime for me, though if It is rougher up here than I had an i.lea of," remarked J


YOUNG WILD WEST ON THE WARPA'l'H. c had paused and listened for a minute 1 care how many of them went under so long as they accom plished their purpose. reckon so," answered the scout. "lt might The tents were er:)ctcd and the girls went lo sleep, or at we won't be able ter git down by ther river from tried to, while Wild, Charlie and Jim remained on guard. this side, Wild." Hop was the only one in the party who did gel all the "We won't if we don't try." sleep that was coming to him. But though he spoke this way, our hero was beginning But he was one of the sort who depended on others to to think it was ext1:emely doubtful i.f they were able to protect him in times of danger, and if he had that much get much farther in that direction. confidence in them they could not begrudge him of the But he considered that they were pretty lucky so far, sleep he got. for nothing had been heard of the Indians, who must be When daylight came our hero breathed a sigh of relief. at least a mile below them, if they had not moved yet "Now we will be able to see what we are doing if the A little further on they were forced to swing to the left redskins come for us," he said. "Charlie, if you don't a little, and then were working their way almost 1 mind, you can take a little scout along the back trail anil. :>traight toward the jagged peak. see how the land lies." Just a little more than half an 11our from the time they started out they found that they could go no further. A chasll). that was fully twenty feet in width blocked their further progress. "I guess we will stop right here," said Wild, as he peered first to the right and then to the left and could see no possible chance of crossing the chasm. "This is a great deal better place to put up a fight than where we were, dnyhow. There is water here, too, for I hear it trickling down the rocks. Dismount, everybody, and we will go in camp." As dark as it was, they could sec that the spot was ad mirably adapted for a retreat. I There was a V-shaped cliff with a wide overhanging ledge, and directly in front of the indenture was the chasm. The only way to get to it was by the way they had come, and there was no other way to leave it, as far as they could see in the dark. The ledge above them was amply large enough to shield them, in case rocks or boulders should be tumbled down l'rom above, and if an attack was made from the front they had plenty of rocks to lie behind and pick the redskins off. When Young Wild West had looked the place over care fully he gave a nod of satisfaction. "I guess we can hold this place against that crowd, anyhow," he said. "Just get things in shape o the girls can go to sleep again." CHAPTER IV. THE REDSKINS CAPTURE CHEYENNE CHARLIE Wild knew that in case the redskins clic1 not find them that night they could easily do it in the morning, for it had been impossible to hide the trail. There was room for the horses under the ledge, too. so there was little danger of any of them being shot, un'lcsf; the Arapahoes came with such a rush that they did not "I reckon that's jest ther proper thing tcr do," was th0 scout's reply "You bet I'll go, Wild!" He soon started off, working his way through the bushes in the dull gray light of the early morning and using the utmost caution, for he was not sure but that some of the Indians were lurking about. "Tber trail is plain enough fur ther red galoots ter find," he muttered, as he made his way along, pausing now and then to listen and take a look around through the haze that hung over the chaparral like a pall. When he had covered about a hundred yards he sud denly came upon an eagle feather that was lying on the ground .. At the same moment he discovered the prints of moc casined feet I The feather was undoubtedly one that had dropped from the headgear of a redskin, and the footprints were plainly those of one of them. Charlie was in a pretty tight place, and he knew it. One of the Arapahoes was right near him at that mo ment He had not the least doubt of it. The scout changed his revolver to his left hand and drew his keen-edged hunting-knife. Then he crouched close to the ground and looked around. There were so many rocks and bushes there that it wall impossible for him to sec anything that might possibly be a redskin. He listened, but could hear nothing. But there were the tracks made by m occasined f(et right before his eyes! An Indian had passed that way, and very recently, too, as the marks indicated. And he had been following the trail our friends had made when they went up the mountain side That was very plain, for the toes pointed the same way as the other tracks did. Charlie hardly knew whether to go back in the way he had been going. Before he could decide something happened.


YOUNG WILD WEST ON THE WARPATH. The lithe form of an Indian suddenly leaped from be ind a bush and landed upon the scout's back! It happened so suddenly that the revolver was knocked rom his hand. But he held fast to the knife, and, throwing up his 1eft rm, caught his attacking foe about the neck. A low cry of warning came from the redskin's lips and hen a fierce struggle began. Charlie, having been taken unawares, was at a great disacl vantage. But that did not lessen his strength or skill any, ;md when he succeeded _in getting hi s arm around the neck he had a show. He whirled his opponent over and got half upon him, all the while fighting to keep from being stabbed with the knife the redskin had drawn. Charlie, too, clutched a knife, but he could not get a chance to use it. There is not the least doubt that the scout would have ultimately won the fight if something had not happened. The Indian's cry, low as it had been given, had been heard by one of his companions. Just as Cheyenne Charlie was in a fair way to have a chance to u e his the other redskin appeared on the scene. He did not come with a rush so he could be beard, either, but with a stealth that was equal to that of a man stealing up to s urprise lli s foe. Before the scout knew of his prt!sence at all the new comer pounced upon him and pin'ned his disengaged arm to his side, at the same time clutching him by the throat with a vise-like grip. Charlie uttered a gasping cry and then his wind was shut off. The next second both Indians were holding him clown and binding him with buckskin thongs. lf the scout had been upon his feet there it:1 hardly the least doubt but that he would have soon overcome the two of them, but he had no sho'w after the second one ap ,-After giving that one cry he remained perfectly still, for he knew that he could gain nothing by yelling for Wild and Jim. As the two redskins picked him up bodily and started down the bill with him Charlie exclaimed: "You'd better let me go, you reel galoots. It'll go hard with yer if yer don't." "Paleface shut up!" was the retort from one of them; "Injuns take to camp and then chief make him wish he never was born !" "No, he retorted the scout; "there ain't no chief that ever 1iveu what kin make me wish I was never born. Don't l e t anything like that get in your head." the hill and soon reached the trail '!":.: bank. f1 Then one of them let out a cry which was answered by one of the Arapahoes, who was out ;,. around the bend, and the next instant showed up. When he saw that a prisoner was being brought to the camp be uttered a whoop of delight and then quickly ran back out of sight. Charlie knew that he had simply gone to apprise the re st of the band of the capture that the two scouts had made. "Cut my ankle s loose an' I'll walk along all right," he sa id to them, a s they proceeded to drag him over the ground by his arms. "I ain't goin' ter try an' run away. But they paid not the lea s t attention to what he s aid. Evidently they were not going to give him a chance to make the attempt to run away. A minute later as many as a dozen o:f the Arapahoes were haRtcning to meet them, and as soon as they got up to him they grabbed the h e lpless scout and fairly ran with him to the camp, whi c h lrn sgon found to be located in the identical s pot they had quietly left the night before. Charlie was not frightened, nor was he in an easy frame of mind. lt was not the first time he had been in the dutches of red sk ins, and he really felt that it would not be the last. He looked at the red villains indifferently ai:; they wanneu around him after he had been dropped upon the gronncl.. And when s ome of the old squaws of the tribe came up and poked sticks at him he only grinned at them. It was only a forced grin, however, and they must hav e known it, for they looked at each other and laughed harshly, jabbering away in their own lan g uage meanwhile. "Let yourselves go, you ugly-lookin' she rah;!" he ex c laimed. "l'm u:::ed ter it, l reckon." At thi s juncture the thic f came up. Ile put on hi:; ficrcct>t look as he sur\'eyed the .form of the helpless scout. ''Well, how about it, Jumpin' Stag?" Charlie asked, turning his gaze with interest; arc ycr goin' tcr let me go!''' "Ugh!" exclaimed the chief, wrinking his brows; pale face heap much fool!" "l\J aybe I am; but if I am I can't h elp it. Now I jest want ter tell yer sorne thin', chief! If you don't let me go you '11 be mighty sorry fur it, an' I'll bet on it You're sneaki n' away from ther reservation, but you'll be caught afore many suns, an' then ther soldier will give yer fits. H they :find out that you've been botherin' ther palefaces you'll git your medicine as sure as gm1s !"' Charlie knew that the Indians wer0 afraid of the sol diers, and be meant to !'Car e hlm if it was any way possi ble. Both redskins laughed at this. It was evident that they thought differently. They half carriPd, half dragged their prisoner But it so happened that Jumping Slag find allowed it to creep into hi s mind that he had sufficient warriors at down his ha0k to wliip all the Roldic>rR tlrnt conlcl be gathered


YOUNG WILD WEST ON THE WARPATH gh puzzled and not a little frightened, the old made of the camp for the one who had caused the remarkd not lose his grit. able happenings. e rushed about to the right and left, yelling to his fol-Then, while a search was being made, he stalked over lowers to make ready to shoot the palefaces. to the tepee where his fair prisoner was confined, beariug The old fellow had evidently seen fireworks before, and in his hand a burning faggot from the fire. though he did not exactly understand them, he laid the When he :flung open the skin that hung over the en remarkable occurrence to Young Wild West and his trance and held the light in front of him he saw Arietta friends. eated on a pile of skins, and, crouching near her Shining It was quite likely that if it was Young Wild West who Eyes, who really did not have to put it on that she was was responsible for it that he had come to save the paleafraid. face maiden. "Ugh!" grunted the old scoundrel, and then he allowed The old chief must have thought this, for he immedithe flap to fall in place. ately called out for his braves to surround the tepee and Arietta breathed a sigh of relief as he went away and be ready to shoot down the palefaces who had attacked promptly got up and crept to the :flap. them, he declared. There was a great hub-bub throughout the camp now.... The result was that Arietta found herself cut off from The followers of the chief were running about in every all chance of escape in less than a minute after the second direction with torches in their hands and their heads close display of :fireworks. to the ground. "Arietta must sit down and make believe her hands are Just then who should appear upon the scene but Lame tied," the Indian girl whispered; "the chief is afraid you Elk, followed in double file by those who had deserted the will--" h camp to cast their lot with him. Bang! Instantly the confusion abated. The words of Shining Eyes were cut short, for at that Jumping Stag stalked angrily forward to meet him. instant there came a loud report from almost under the A deep silence fell over the assemblage as Lame Elk feet of the chief and he leaped the air and came down and his warriors came to a halt. on his back with force enough to jar every bone in his Then in a loud tone of voice the old chief began berat-body. ing his rival in the language of the Arapahoes. Arietta still had her face to the opening she had made "What does he say, Shining Eyes?" Arietta asked the in the tepee. (squaw Just as she was going to it and do as the squaw I "He says that Lame Elk is a traitor, and that he has the directed her a form crept right before her. palefaces with him," was the reply. "He says that Lame It was Hop Wah! Elk knows who made the queer fireworks and caused the "Me comee to savee you, Missy Alietta !" he whispered explosion that knocked him down. He going to punish in a shrill undertone. him by wiping out the young chief and all who stay by Zip him. There they have agreed to fight. Lame Elk and Arietta cut the slit larger in the skin that formed the his braves are drawing back to get ready for battle !" side of the tepee. This was indeed the case. "Come in here, Hop!" she exclaimed; "hurry, or they The two chiefs hail come very quickly to the conclusion will see you!" to fight it out without any further loss of time. /'The Chinaman came through with remarkable quick"Me makee old ledskin jumpee some more," said Hop, ness. as he :flung aside the blanket. Though the braves had now formed a circle around the Then before Arietta knew what was going to happen be tepee, it was just dark enough there so they failed to no-struck a match, applied it to something he had in his hand tice the Chinaman. and sent it whizzing at the old chief. And they were paying more attention to the chief than Bang! Jumping Stag dropped and went rolling over an ythi ng else just then, anyhow. the ground like a rubber ball! "Me makee ledskins feel allee samee 'flaid, so be," said Hop, as he allowed the girl to push him down and throw a blanket over him. "Sh!" cautioned Arietta. "Allee light; me be velly still, alle samee lillie mouse." CHAPTER XII. 'Arietta new pulled the rent skin together as well as she CONCLUSION. could and crept to the regular opening of the tepee. Shining Eyes was so much surprised and frightened Hop Wah had not been gone from the camp more than that she sat there without offering to say a word. ten minutes when Wild turned to his companions and Jumping Stag had righted himself up now, and, findsaid : ing that hQ was not hurt, he yelled out for a search to be I "Well, I guess it is time we started in to do something.


YOUNG WILD WEST ON TIIE WARPATH. gh point which could be climbed quite 'l'he redskins moved switly, too, for they had come up ught, so, without the least hesitation, she for the purpose of trying to find the camp of our friends, do it. and they knew the way down. now felt that i;hc wa::; going to have a riew Once at the foot of the slope they paused long enough the entire camp of the Arapahoes, and she :figured that to tic the girl's hands and cover her mouth with a torn it would be something of great advantage to them if she piece of blanket. did. Then they swung around and made for the foot of the Halfway up the ,;cC;onu a:;C;ent looked down and hill. found that she could not sec her friends, since the top of Once upon the trail below they hurried to the camp. the cliff cut off her view o.f them. Jumping Stag and his chiefs and braveF, who were go-But she could sec farther and closer in to the foot of ing to show their skill in the art of knife-throwing, were the mountain, though, and that was what sl1C was triving gathered in front of the pleface prisoner two of them for. hacl captured, when in came the other two who had been In another minute she had reached the top of the highsent out to locate the camp of the palefaces, bringing with est point that wa,; anywhere around the vicinity, and once them a }Jaleface maiden! there she found it was a ridge that sloped in a direction This was sUTcly great in the eyes of the savage redmen. almost opposite to th? cliff,. broadening as it went. I They had left the peaceful reservation and started out H was covered w1lh tluck bushes, stunted trees and I to do as they had done before the soldiers came and drove rocks. them from their hunting-grounds, and they were having But the girl was not there to inspect that part of the the very best kind of luck, so they concluded when they land. saw Arietta being led in by the two braves. She had come up there to have a look at the Indian "Ugh!" grunted the old chief, nodding his approval camp, which lay a little over a mile below at the foot of to the two Indians; "braves heap much smart; paleface the descent. maiden shall sit in the lodge of Jumping Stag when we She could see nearly all of it now, much to her get to the prairie of the Platte. Ugh!" action. I The minor chiefs nodded, and then the rest of the red"My !"' exclaimed Arietta; ''look at the lndian pouies skins showed their approval by uttering a yell. they have got with them! There can't be enough braves II Arietta looked at the .face of Cheyenne Charlie and in that crowd to ride all of them. 'rhey two horse:, aw that there was a hopeful look on ii. to one redskin, I gue:;s." This was encouraging to her, and she forced' a smile and From the horses her gaze turned to the camp in ,:ennodded her head. oral. Jumping Stag saw this act and a look of wonderment Then it wa:; that she garn a violent start. shone from his black eyes. Tied lo a tree that was not very fur from the river Evidently he was not used to seeing a white girl smile bank she saw a white man. in the face of danger. It was Cheyenne Charlie. But he had met few who posses:;ed the courage of Ari, \.rietta was not at all surpri ed. etta. "So the reel fiends did catch him, eh?" she mused. She had been a prisoner among Indians before, and she "Well, that is too bad! 1 wonder \rherc Wild it>? 'l'rying had always managed to get away, safe and sound, too. to .find a way to get Charlie free, I suppose. Well, I '!.'he knife-throwing was postponed for awhile, and the will--" old chief came to the fair captive and ordered the rag to __, '!.'hat was all she said, for just then i:iomething happened lJc taken from her mouth. that she was not expecting. "Well?;, said the girl, calmly. Two Indian bn.i.vcs who had been t:rccping t01rard her "Paleface maiden heap much. brave," answered Jump-through the bushes sprang upon her ancl covered her ing Stag. mouth so she could not utter a cry, at the same time ren'You will :find out who I am before you get through dering her powerless to act. I 1rith me, I guess," she replied. Though astounded at what had happc11ed sudllen ly, ''.Jumping Stag, the great chief of the likes Arietta did not lose hel' head. a paleface maiden who is brave." She struggled to free herself, which 'ms quite a natural "He does, eh? Well, perhaps he won't like me so much thing :for her: to c1o, even if she knew it would clo no gooa. by and by. I will kill the great chief of the Arapahoes 'Chere is always a possibility that one can wriggle from if he is not very careful." 1he grasp of a foe, ancl it pays to tn it c1ery time. The chief broke into a laugh. But the brave girl stood no show with two muscu-This f:Ort of talk was amusing to him. lar red men. "Paleface maiden heap much talk. She like paleface While f'hc was yet to get a1ray from them man; put on bi.g bluff." tlwy were bearing her off down the slope. "You will find out," was all Arietta said.


YOUNG Wll;O ON 'l'HE WARPA'rH. --'l'hcn the old chief questioned the two braves who had (;aught the girl and learned just how had been accomCHAPTER VI. plished. They were commended for what they had done, after WILD RESCUES CHEYENNE CHARLIE. which they were ordered to take the fair captive to a tepee and guard her so she would have no possible chance to get When Young \Yild \Yest started out to find Cheyenne away. I Charlie he ielt pretty felt certain that something had hap" Dont give up, Arietta!" called out lhc scout, as she pened to the scout. ll'as led away. "I reckon we won't be here sich a Ycry long That he had been surprised and captured by the red-whilc. Somethin' is goin' tcr happen putty soon." skins was quite evident. "Ob, I am making the best of it, Charlie," was the re) Wild was not long in reaching the place where Charlie ply. "I went too far away from the camp, that's all. But had been captured it will all come out righl, 1 hope. So long as they don't i The ground being very soft right th.ere, it was easy for harm :you it will be all right." \ him to see that a struggle had taken place. 'I'hcn she was hurried away and they had no further I "It is too bad," he tho11ght; "but the y have got him ao chance to converse. sure as fate! I suppose t1rn red fiends were prowling Charlie turned his eyes in the direction of the cedar around here to find out where we are located. Well, I I he had seen moYing a short time before Arietta was 1 will go on down and sec if I can't !incl a way to get him brought to the Indian camp. out of their clutches.1 It was stock still, but while he looked it movecl as Wild knew that it was hardly likely that any more of though nodding to him. II the redskins would be about there, for they would surely The scout grew more hopeful than ever. take their prisoner to the camp without delay. was sure that it was Wild who wa causing the cedar I But he was very cautious in his movements, just the to move. same. But what <;ourse the daring t.leadshot would pursue he I He went on down the hill, holding his revolver ready had no idea. I for instant use. If be really was there by the cedar tree he certainly was. But there came no occaoion for him to use it, and soon aware that Arietta was in the hands of the redskins, as he came in sight oi the Arapahoe camp. well as tho scout. : That they had chosen the spot vacated by our friend:; Charlie saw that the children ancl little papooses did not surprise our hero, it was admirably adapted were gathering thickly about the tepee into which Arietta 1 for a camp. -' had been taken, i:;o there was little chance of Wild stealing Wild was determined to get close enough to see what up to it and getting her away. they had done with their prisoner. Ho decided that he would try to liberate him first, so So he took a look around and decided to work up the he would have him to h rescue Arietta. hill a short distance and then get around to the root of But the old chie: and hose who were to try their skill the tree they had moved around the night before, with with the kniYes 1rcre coming back now, and the scou t 1 the expectation of remaining on the river bank. knew that he was pretty sure to be put through a course I In order to reach it Wild would haYc to get through of sprouts that woulcl prove anything but pleasant. I the line of the guards. But he kne1y that it was not likely that any of the j But that was not a lJard thing to do for one as experi...---.1, would make a miss in throwing his knife. enced in woodcraft as be was. While it might prove fatal to the prisoner, that was not He could see the Indians who were on guard plainly the idea. enough. The Arapahoes simply wanted to keep their captive in 'l'here were three of them on the side tmrarcl him, ont> a state of fear during the ordeal. on the river bank and three more on the other side. 'I'hat 'ras one of the phases of the torturing they pro-It was quite likely that they were keeping watch for a posed to inflict upon him. possible surprise from United States troopers, for they 'I'hc scout looked the crowd over that. was going to take s urely must have known that it would not be long before part in the they would be pursncd. It really was a contest, for those who showed the greatThey had left the reservation in a body, and that meant est skill and came the closest to the captive's body without that they had broken the terms of peace with the governinflicting a wound would be openly praised by the chief. ment. 'I'he first to st<>p up was the old chief himself. Wild moved cautiously, now and then to see He rai sed his keen-edged knife, which glittered in the whrre the redskins guarding that side were. of the riRing sun, and then--There was onl y one of them that he was liable to come Cra -n g The s1iarp r<>yiort of a ri.fle sounded close at in contact with, anyhow, but he wanter] to avoid it if po5 lrnml and the knife went spinning irom his grasp sible.1


YOUNG WILD WEST ON rHE WARPATH. ire to take the life of the Indian, and He knew that his pretty sweetheart was in no immediate robably be the outcome if they came together, danger, but Charlie was. aring boy was not going to run the chance of The Arapahoes were going to hurl knives at the tree he g his own life. was bound to and see how close they could come to him The Arapahoes had declared war against them, but without hitting him. that did not say that our friends should start in to That meant that the scout was apt to receive his deaththe lives of the ignorant scoundrels. wound at any moment. By dint of careful work Wild got through the line that When Arietta was placed in the tepee and the crowd was being par ade d by the redskin guards, and then he gathered about it our hero saw that there was no chance cautiously crawled to the root of the tree he had been aim-of stealing up to it just then. ing for. He held his rifle in readiness and waited for them to He was now within twenty yards of the camp. begin on Charlie. The Indians had chosen to pitch their tepees a trifle "I'll just shoot the knife the of the first red above the spot where our friends had been camped the 1 galoot who starts to throw it. Then I)l rush over and night before, so the center of their camp was a few yard3 1 cut Charlie loose while are looking to find where the above the spot the tents of Wild and his friends had been s hot came from. Lead will have to fly, I suppose, but erected upon. I help for it." Ch Cl r f d t th t h. h b t Wild picked out the short route he was to take to hb1ar ie was ie 0 e ree, w ic was a ou erate the scout and then waited. a hundred feet from where our hero now was. j Th ld h" f + d d +11.. t h "tat" e o c ie s,.,eppe up, an WILuou any esi 10n, Wild had, of course, seen him before he got that close 1 d b d th k f t d d fi d ie rew a ea on e m e as i was raise an re to the redskm s but he had not tned to make known his T th t tl J k" d ld b tt" o say a ie reeis ms were amaze wou e pu mg it altogether too mild. "So they are going to a target ?cf him, are t?ey?" Consternation them, and for the space of two our hero muttered lus breath. Well, that, is not or three seconds they ran about like a swarm of bees that very pleasant for Charlie. But I guess they wont hurt I had been suddenly disturbed. him, not while I have my rev olvers left." And during that two or three seconds Young Wild West ;retty_ soon he saw Charlie lookmg way: was leaping toward the tree Charlie was tied to. it was that he sho.ok the tree shgbtly. He had slung his rifle over his shoulder and drawn a Wild noted that the prisoner saw it, and then he was revolver with bis left hand, while in his right he clutched sure he knew he was there.. the knife that was to give Charlie his liberty. While he was wa1tmg for the Indians to start m their He was halfway to the tree befor:e he was seen by the fiendi sh s port our hero was dumfounded to see two braves redskins. presence. approach the camp with Arietta as a prisoner! Wild knew he must act quickly if he was to succeed He could scarcely credit his eyesight, for 110w they had A fierce yell went up from red fiends. managed to catch the g irl he could not imagine. Crack, crack, crack! He had resolved upon a desperate plan of action to The young chief called Lame Elk began firing at the effect the scout's rescue, but now he knew not what to do. boy. "Things arc getting from bad to wor se," he thought. Wild did not stop to look who the particular one was, "This is certainly what I call pretty tough Poor Et!" but he answered the shots by letting three go into thejr But when he saw how cool his sweetheart was he bright-midst as he ran. ened up. It so happened that he was as close to Charlie as the He could hear every word that was s aid, and he felt like group was before they saw him. rising and cheering th e girl for the pluck she showed. That gave him a chance to get there first. But he was too cool a hand for anything like that. And he did get there first, too. He was back to his old form now, and he settled right down to bus iness. The bonds of the scout were severed in a twinkling. "No matter how Arietta got caught, she has got to be Crack! rescued, and that is all there is to it!" he exclaimed. A bullet came so close to the head of Wild that he could Charlie has got to get away from the redskins, too. I hear the hum of it. suppose it woulc1 be the best to get him clear first, so he But he was not paying attention to the redskins just will be able to help save Arietta. I hope Jim and the then. rest are all right, though I suppose it won't be long be-Seizing the scout by the arm, he pulled him away from fore the fiends will go up there 3j1d give them a tough the tree, at the same time exclaiming: time of it. Charlie first, ancl then Arietta!" "Run for it, Charlie!" HaYing come to this decis ion the brave young Prince Then he slipped the revoher he had been using into his of the Sa

YOUNG WILD WEST ON THE WARPATH. i" Three shots he fired in quick succession, with the near-In this way our two friei.ds kept on u::: est of the Indians within ten feet of him. sight of the camp. The bullets cut them down like grain before the scythe. "Hey, Jim!" called out Wild; 'I hat was too much for them, and they drew back. out!" Then Jumping Stag must have issued an order not to Jim heard and understood. fire at them, for no more shots came from the redskins. He Eaw the two coming and held his rifle in readiness But a hundred of them started in pursuit. lo open fire on their pursuers. "I reckon they won't catch us, Wild," said Charlie But none came in sight. "It's their game ter take us alive, so's they kin torture us. I It was evident that the redskins had come close enough But they ain't goin' ter catch u s." i to see the camp and then halted. "No," answered Wild, "there is no danger of their com1 'l'he faces of those at the camp wore an anxious look. ing close enough to catch us as long as we've got hot lead Wild and Charlie understood why. to

YOUNG WILD WEST ON THE WARPATH. 1 inaman were hurrying with the break na and Eloise, having taken a little heart lly Wild spoke, set about to assist t)lem. esult was that in a few minutes coffee, venison biscuits were handed out. Wild and the scout ate and drank while they watched for the Indians. It was not a great deal that Young Wild West ate. He only desired enough to keep up his strength. When he was done he turned to Dart and ::;aid : "Which way did Arietta go when she left to have a look around?" Jim showed him. "All right; I guess I'll go up there and have a look myself. But I won't get caught by any sneaking redskin, though, for I will be on the watch." He se, t out at once, taking bis rifle with him. It occurred to him that the towering height above would just be to get in order to have a look down at the camp of the Arapahoes. "Poor Et," he thought, as he worked his way up the ascent; "she was doing her best to find out something, and then she had to go and fall into the clutches of the fiends! It is too bad, that's what it is! But we will save her. The Arapahoes won't have her long in their clutches." He paused now and then and took a look around. But it was not until he had reached the spot where Ari etta had been captured that be was able to see anything that be was interested in. He had a pretty good view of the Arapahoe camp, and rou ld sec that there was considerable excitement there. He also caught sight of a party of redskins coming up the mountain-side about half a mile off to t11c right, and he took it that they were coming to make an attack on If there were any Indians nearer they were lying lo,\r. Wild easily understood now why it was that Arietta had been caught by the fiends. There was a sort of natural path leading right up to the high point, and she, no doubt looking the other way, had not heard them approach. "Well," the boy muttered, "if they come up this way they can't do us any harm, because they won't be able to see our camp any more than I can see it now. And if they attempt to come down by the way I came up here they will have to do it one at a time and then walk along a narrow in the same manner. I guess they won't try anything so dangerous as that." Wild did riot remain there very long. He knew that it would be but a few minutes before the approaching redskins would M dangerously close to the camp. He made his way down, taking care not to expose him self too much, for he knew it was quite likely that some of t1rn Arapahoes were hiding near at hand, and if they saw him a bullet would be apt to come his way. When our hero got down and joined his they looked at him questioningly. "Did yer see anything, Wild?" asked Charlie. "Yes, about fifty of the redskins are coming up the hill. They mean to try and get us, I guess." "Fifty of 'em, hey? Well, I reckon it'll take a blamed sight more than fifty of 'em ter do it!" "I think it will. But let us try and make them under stand that we don't mean to let them take us, no matter if the whole lot comes up. If they make a rush at us we will have to make every shot tell. That will discourage a a;; quick as anything in the world." "Them what drops don't have time ter git discouraged, I reckon," observed the scout, laconicall y Wild now turned to Anna and Eloise and told them to get their rifles and hold themselves in readiness. The girls quickly obeyed, and two minutes later they were crouching behind the rocks, ready to send out the death-dealing bullets into the ranks of their red and saY age foes. "Me fightee ledskins, foo," said Hop, and with his big six shooter ready in his hand, he crept up to a point where he could watch the de cent below them and waited. Five minutes later the excitement began. Everything had been still up to that time, but suddenly a wild yell sounded and then fully half a lmndred painted Arapahoes came rushing up the slope. They did fire, but evidently depended upon their savage yelling to frighten our friends into submission But they had certainly struck the wrong ones for any thing like that. Wild waited until they were within fifty yards of the rocks they were crouching behind before he gave the order to fire. And when he did give the order the words were hardh out of his mouth before :five rifles were craekinO' awa; b J' punduatecl by sharper reports of the Chinaman's revolver. Fully a dozen shots were fired before the Indians made n move to answer the terrible rain of hot lead. Then they did fire a volley and promptly s tarted to !'\' treat down the slope. As many as ten of them had fallen, and that was alto gether too much for them just then. They had started on the warpath and they were now getting what they had usually got in the days gone by. But it was appalling to them, no doubt, when they real ized that so few had wrought uch a fearful havoc in their ranks. "Give them another dose a they go!" cried Wild. "There is nothing like making a good job of it after you once start it. I'll bet they will find out that we are on the warpath, too, before they get through with us!" Crack! crack, crack, crack! The death-dealing fire went out once more, and, becom ing demoralized, the Arapahoes scattered and ran for cover.


\ YOUNG WILD WEST ON THE WARPATH. r inaman were hurrying with the breakWhen our hero got down and joined his companions na and Eloise, having taken a little heart they looked at him questioningly. y Wild spoke, set about to assist them. "Did yer see anything, Wild?" asked Charlie. 'esult was that in a few minutes coffe<:l, venison "Yes, about fifty of the redskins are eoming up the hill. biscuits were handed out. They mean to try and get us, I guess." .. Wild and the scout ate and dranl{ while they watehed "Fifty of 'em, hey? Well, I reckon it'll take a blamed for the Indians. sight more than fifty of 'em ter do it!" It was not a great deal that Young Wild West ate. "I think it will. But let us try and make them underlie only desired enough to keep up his strength. stand that we don't mean to let them take us, no matter When lrn was done he turned to Dart and said: if the whole lot comes up. H they make a rush at us we "Which way did Arietta go when she left to lrnvc a look will have to make every shot tell. That will discourage a around?" redskin as quick as anything in the world." Jim showed him. "Them what drops don't have time ter git discouraged, "All right; I guess I'll go up there and have a look I reckon," observed the scout, laconically. myself. But I won't get caught by any s neaking redskin, \Vild now turned to Anna and Eloise and told them to though, : for I will be on the watch." get their rifles and hold themselves in readiness. He se, t out at once, taking his rifle with him. The girls quickly obeyed, and two minutes later they It occurred to him that the towering height above were crouching behind the rocks, ready to send out the would just be the place to get in order to have a look down death-dealing bullets into the ranks of their red and sarat the camp of the Arapahoes. age foes. "Poor Et," he thought, as he worked his way up the "Me fig'htee ledskins, foo," saicl Hop, and with his big ascent; "she was doing her best to find out something, six-shooter ready in his hand, he crept up to a point where and then she bad to go and fall into the clutches of the he could watch the descent below them and waited. fiends It is too bad, that's what it is! But we will save Five minutes later the excitement began. her. The Arapahoes won't have her long in their clutches." Everything had been still up to that time, but suddenly He paused now and then and took a look around. a wild yell sounded and then fully half a 1rnndred painted But it was not until he had reached the spot where Arapahoes came rushing up the slope. ctta had been captured that be was able to t:ee anything They did not fire, but evidently depended upon their that he was interested in. savage yelling frighten our friends into submission. He bad a pretty good view of the Arapahoe camp, and But they had certainly stmck the wrong ones for anyrould that there was considerable excitement there. thing like that. He also caught sight of a party of redskins corning up Wild waited until they were within fifty yards of the the mountain-side about half a mile off to the right, and rocks they were crouching behind before he gave the order he took it that they were coming to make an attack on to fire. them. And when he did give the order the words were bardlv out of his mouth be.fore five rifles were crack1n(J' awa'-: If iber were any Indians nearer they were lymcr low. o J' \ uil l e i cl t d b t tl t Ao tt punchiated by sharper reports of the Chinaman' re,v c eas1 y un ers oo now w y i was ia rie a 1 had been caught by the fiends vo ver. Th t f t 1 Fully a dozen shots were fired before the Indians made ere was a sor o na ura path leading right up to a move to answer the terrible rain of bot lead. the high point, and she, no doubt looking the other way, had not heard them approach Then they did fire a volley and promptly started to treat down the slope. "Well," the boy muttered, "if they come up this way they can't do us any harm, because they won't be able to As many as ten of them had fallen, and that was altogether too much for them just then. see our camp any more than I can see it now. And if they attempt to come down by the way I came up here they They had started on the warpath and they were now will have to do it one at a time and then walk along a getting what they had usually got in the days gone by. But it was appalling to them, no doubt, when they real narrow in the same manner. I guess they won't try ized that so few had wrought such a fearful havoc in their anything so dangerous as that." ranks. Wild did not remain there very long. "Give them another dose as they go!" cried Wild. He knew that it would be but a few minutes before the "There is nothing like making a good job of it after you approaching redskins would M dangerously close to the once start it. I'll bet they will :find out that we are on the warpath, too, before they get through with us !" camp He made his way down, taking care not to expose him self too much, for he knew it was quite likely that some of t11e Arapahoes were hiding near at hand, and if they saw him a bullet would be apt to come his way. Crark crack, crack, crack! The death-dealing fire went out once more, and, becoming demoralized, the Arapahoes scattered and ran for cover


iYOUNG WILD WEST ON THE WARPATH. Cheyenne Charlie laughed and shook his head grimly. "I reckon that was a putty good dose," he observed. "Jest let 'em eome ag'in if they want some more." "It seems awful to shoot them that way, though," said his wife, looking at him and shaking her head as though she could hardly bring herself to do it. "Well, yer kin imagine what they d do ter us if they got ther chance, can't yer, Anna?" he answered. "Wasn't they goin' ter torture me ter death? An' ain't they got poor Arietta in their clutches at this very minute? There ain't anything that yer kin do ter a redskin that's awful. Jest remember that, gal." ''I suppose you know be st, Charlie." "l reckon I do, Anna, when it comes ter talkin about Injuns. I've seen so much of 'em that I know all about em. There ain't a good one livin '; an that's all there is ter it !" Young Wild West was satisfied that the Indians would not attack them again right away, so he deciued that it would be a good chance for him to go and rescue Arietta. "'Boys," said he in a whisper to Charlie and Jim, "I am going to leave it to you to hold this spot against redskins for awhile I hardly think they will come back very soon, but will try strategy to get the best of us. But while they are trying strategy I will be doing the same thing. I am going to get Arietta away from them. I guess you can manage to keep them off, and I won t be gone a great while anyhow." "Go right away, Wild," answered Jim. "The quicker you get Arietta from the red scoundrels the better it will be. You may have a good chance to do it now, for they will probably be paying so much attention to us just now that they will not keep as good watch at their camp as they generally do." "That's right," nodded the scout; "go on, Wild an'

YOUNG WILD WEST ON THE WARPATH. the girl at liberty and he had met her he camp. e redskins in the canoe was a chief, as our tell by bis head-dress e recognized him as the one he had heard the old chief address as Lame Elk, while he had been near the camp prior to his rescue of Cheyenne Charlie. 0 Lu hero did not lose his wonderful coolness for a single instant. 'l'hough it was a great surprise for him to see his pretty sweetheart in the canoe, he did not become anything like excited and do something rash. He simply looked up and down the river for a sui table place from which he would be able to give the two Arapa hoes a surprise and effect the girl's rescue at the same time The canoe was coming down the river quite close to the shore and the two redskins were working the paddles with 'Very little noise. It was quite evident that they were trying to keep from being seen or heard, and this made it appear to our hero that they were stealing away from the camp with the girl, unknown to the old chief and the re s t or the tribe. And this is just what they were doing. Lame Elli: had taken offenese at something old Jumping Stag had said to him and they ha

YOUNG WILD WEST the center of the stream, and it so happened that there was quite a deep channel right there. Before they came to the surface they had drifted a few feet down the stream and were then forced to swim until they could touch bottom. It was but a few feet for them to swim, but such things take time, and when they came rushing for our hero and bis sweetheart, one with an uplifted tomahawk and the other with a knife, Wild was ready for them. He did not want to fire a shot i.f he could help it, and the redskins could not if they desired to, since they had lost their shooters when they went overboard in such an unexpected manner. -Only the muzzles of Wild's revolvers had touched the so if it was a matter of compulsion he could u s e them all right. But he did not think he would have to use them. ON THE WARPATH. hero with it, while Lame Elk was waiting : nity to deliver a thrust with his knife. There was a smile on the handsoine face of Young' West. He was just as confident of defeating the two Indians as he was that the canoe was out of business. Swish! The paddle in the hands of the brave came dO\rn v iciously for his head. ''Splash! It hit the wat er on the left of our hero, for he very neatly got out of the way of the blow. Whizz-thud Wild let the tomahawk go almost at the same imtant. The Arapahoe brave was not quick enough to dodge it, and the sharp point st ru c k his. forehead. Without so much as a groan, he staggered back and Just as the two Indians reached the side of the sunken sank beneath the water. canoe he managed to extricate himself from it, and then "Now, you red hound, I'll give you your !" both he and Arietta moved for the bank. exclaimt!d the dashing young deadshot, as he warded off At this the Arapahoe who hacl the tomahawk let it go a blow that the young chief struck at him. "It is your at the boy's head. turn next!" But Wild saw what he intended to do and he dodged "Ugh!" grunted Lame Elk; "Young Wild West heap just in time. much brave, but me big chief; me no afraid!" 'l'he tomahawk whizzed over him and stuck in the tree "Come on, then! The quicker we have it done with foe he had dropped from. better. I don't proporn to stay in the water long; I "Get upon the bank and get that for me, Et," he said. ha Ye other busines s to attend to." "That will just come in handy, I think." The reclskjn moved a step forward lo meet him. It was Lame Elk who had the 1.11i.fe, and he now s urged Then the two knives came together with a ring ; forward through the water and struck savagely at the boy. Lame Elk let out a shout, as though to spur 11imself on But the blow was neatly warded off. "Young Wild West will die, like the paleface dog he is!" "I guess I can give the pair of you all that is coming," he cried. he said, coolly. "Just wait awhile and I'll send you both "Not by your hand, you sneaking red hound!" retorted to the bottom of the river!" Wild, warming up to the woTk. "There never lived a red Lame Elk drew back to a safe distance. skin who could beat me at this game!" He was shrewd enough to realize that Young Wild West There was something exhilarating about a contest that as simply waiting to make a thrust that would find hi;i wa;: on an equal footing, and Wild really enjoyed it, heart. though he knew his opponent was trying his leYcl best to 'l'he other Indian, since he had no weapons, kept well kill him. oiit of the way. Th e boy could have slain the redskin right at the srart, But he soon realized that he had to join in the fight, but he did not want to do it. too, for Arietta was now on the bank and in the act of It was not his liking to take the life of a fellow-creature, pulling the tomahawk from the tree. even if it was a murderous red s kin. She no sooner had it in her possession than she dropped When he was handling a rifle or reYo!Ycr it was differ' into the water again and waded out the few feet that in-ent; there was no chance for sentiment then. tervened between Wild and the bank. "I will give you a chance, Lame Rlk," 1ie said, whrn "Here, Wild," she said, speaking as calmly as though he found that he could administer the death-blow at any there was no danger whatever; "take the tomahawk ancl time he pleaEed. "ptive up and swim for the other sine? let me have your knife! I'll show the reel fiends that I of the river if you want to live!" can fight, if I am only a pale.face maiden!" 'l'he young chief now knew that he stood no show wi t:1 "I'll do the fighting in this case, Et," was the reply. the dashing young athlete. "If I couldn't hanrll e two rerlskins under conditions like He was not a coward, but he valued his life as muc h as these I would be perfectly willing to go under." an'.yone living just then. He took the tomahawk an'c1 then started for the pair. But he did not want to show the paleface boy that he By tl1is time the brave who had been promised the pro-was a coward. motion to a chief had found one of the paddles b e longing He stepped back and lowered his knife, gazing steadily to the sunken canoe and he now prepared to strike O"IM'. into the eyes of our hero.


YOUKG \\'lLD WBST OX THE eel hi s a rms and threw out his d1esl. 1 <:hid 1rm ; lo::it upon our hero, for at that moment Lam p, 1 oung Wild West!" he said; "Lame Elk Elk 1rn;; doing his utmost, and he was wat.ching his every award! He will die like the noble red man that move. The two lndians with him c:ame to their leaders as isrll might have been a bluff, but at any rate, be wa:; an c c and poor Arietta, who a moment before thought re11dy to receive the death-blow. he had s ucceeded in getting out of lhc clutche s of "S\l"im !" exclaimed our hero, pointing for the oth e r 1 _\rapahoes, was quickly bound and gagged. of the river. I H all happ e n e d so quickly tl{at she could i:;carcely real\\ iibout another word, the young chief obe y\!d ize the fact that she was again a helpless prisoner. Then om hero turned to get upon the b a nk with his II 'I'o say that Jumping Stag was elated at the smlden turn sweetheart. of affair s would be putting it mildly. But Arietta was not to be seen! Ile quite naturall y thought thaL it was Young Wild I Juring the fight in the water s he had vanii:;hecl iu ::;om e \res t who had s ucceedecl in stealing the girl away front mysterious ma n ner. the tep ee, and that Lame El,k had found him and ... \ rietta !" the boy c alled, s oftly and the n a guttural fightin g to regain possess ion of her. la11gli came to his ear s and the face of the olcl chief of "We must take Youn g Wild Wes t alive,' the chief the .\.rapahoe s appeared through a break in the bushes whi srercu, and then he picked up our hero's lariat and s tarted for the bank. CHAPTER ex. ARIETTA, IN THE f E PEE AGAIN, A FRIEND. It was jus t th e n that \rilcl called softly to his sweet heart. Jumping Stag peer e d through the bushes and saw him coming to the bank while Lame Elk was s wimming to ward the opposite s hore. "Ugh!" exclaimed the chief. lt. :>o happen e u that old Jumping Stag was nol i o n g in [nvoluntar1ly our hero started back. finding out that the palcfnc c maide11 bad eBcap e d from Ile no1r kn e w why it w as that be had failed to finr1 the tepe e b e had order erl h e r to be plac e d in. _\rietla there to greet him. As Lam e Elk s uppo sed, b e took it for grante d tha t He grabb e d for on e of hi s r e volvers Yom1g \\'il d W est had mana ge d in i:;omC' way t o get lier 1t was g-on c away from the camp. During the fight in the irater both holsters had dropped But this did not rletcr him from ;;tartin g a for below the surface ancl the rigM one was gone. 11er right away He rea c hed for lhc otl1c r and found it there Ile for Elk t o tak e charge of th e scarC'h, but It was on a line with the old chief's head in a twinkling the young c hief was nowhere to be founcl. and the boy pulled the trigger. Then, after s ending out liis brave s in eY<.:T j dire c tion, Click! he set out him s elf. takinp: ith him two of the other c hiefs 'L'hat was all. who were ready to do anything he bad e them. The action 0 the water bad dampened the When Lame Elk uttered his defiant cr y a s his fight with 0 0 it 11 oukl not explode. to11ng Wild W est began in earne s t the old chief and his Jumping Stag had jerked hi s head out of s ight but two c:ompanion s wer e not mor e than fift y y ard s away from \\"hen he heard the click h e put it back again and laughGil the spot. deri s ively. They all heard it, and it was quite natural that they H e kn e11 what wa the matter. should make for the point the cr y came from. Our h e ro was exa s perated. The y c am e in sight of the thrilling scC'nc a s AriHe no''" felt that he had made a mistake in not s hooting ct t a 1ras climbing out of the water. the two red s kin s right at the start. One of the raised his rifl e to s end a bull e t at His attempt to rescu e Arietta had failed after all, b11t our hero, but the old chief stayed his hand he was not di s courag ed. The young paleface mu s t be taken alive, h e whis-Jus t no11 he mu,:t Rave him s elf though, and pcrecl in the language of the tribe ; he i s Young Wild s e emed but one way to do it. \Yest, the mo s t dangerou s of all the palefaces!" That was to swim for tl1e oppo s ite shore, the s ame Then .. ignoring. the desperate handto-hand figh t tl'.at' Lame Elk was doing. j tak111g plac e rn th e shallow water, be crept s tealthily Ancl b e fore the three rcdskm s were aware of fonrnrcl. and jus t a s Arietta aro s e to her feet afte r getting what he was up to, our hero was moving toward the center out of the water. he ca11ght hrr about thC' nrc k anil of the stream with lu sty trokcs. dra7grd her bac k into the bushes, R tifling the c ry that Jumping Stal! rp1ic kly pusbco his through the aro;;0 tn a t th e same time. aml R ent thr lariat afirr thr boy. Tl1c l ittl c noi e that \\"as made by th e acti o n of th e o ld Tt i s a haru thing to lasso a person swimming, anyhow,


YOUNG WILD WES'I' ON THE WARPATH. and when the old chief had Young Wild West to deal civilized dming her life on the reservation fr: with he might just as well have not wasted his strength. in becoming the squaw of a man who alrcad)r 'l The boy simply dove and kept on ::;wimming. living wives. 'l'hen Jumping 8tag called out for Lame l'e, too, but in surprise \rictta did not know it just then. "The way is bound to come. Young Wild We,:t, the Jumping Stag had strong suspicions that Lame was great paleface brave, of whom you must surely have heard, no longer loyal to him, after what hacl ju:;t happener1, and is my lover. He will s urely get me away from here." had told the squaw, whose name was Shining .Eyes, to The girl spoke in such a matter-of-fact way that t11e go in and learn from the paleface maiden the part the Indian maiden looked at her in admiration. young chief had played in her attempt to get away from "It was Young Wild West who came and took you from the village. the tepee a short time ago?' she askecl, looking at her He could not have sent a better one, as far as Arietta sharply. was concerned, for the squaw ha

YOUNG WILD WEST ON THE WARPATH. I ng Wild West came and saved me. It was had been seated upon while the conversation took place chief, Lame Elk, who took me. He had a brave left the tepee im whom he called Fall-in-the Water, or something I Shining Eyes went to the chief and told him what she ike that. He did fall in the water, too, and he never had learned regarding the escape of the white girl pris came up after he went down. Young Wild West killed 1oner from the tepee a shorL time before. him with his own tomahawk, and then he fought Lame I She did not tell him anything else, though, for shr. Elk and defeated him He spared his life and told him 1 was true to her purpose to help Arietta and defeat the old to swim across the river, and, glad to have the chance, the 1 scoundrel in his intentions of making her his squaw. } 'Ol1ng. chief did so. Then I got out of the water and Jumping Stag looked troubled when be heard what the Jumping Stag caught me again squaw bad to say "And what happened to Y Wild West and Lame But he commended her for what she had done and told Elk?" questioned the squaw, showing great interest her she might remain as a s pecial guard over the paleface "They both got across the river." maiden "Lame Elk took you from the tepee, then?" This was just what Shining Eyes wanted "Yes, it happened just I have told you." She now felt that s1rn could easily a ssis t Arietta fo "I ran understand why it was that Lame Elk did not escape when the darkness came, and if she did manage it come back, then." I she meant to go with her and take her chances with the "The old chief will be angry with him when be bears palefaces. it, I suppose?" "He will kill him ?" "Yes, or Lame Elk will kill Jumping, Stag. I have thought for some time that the young chief wants to take the place of the old. Lame Elk has the majority of the CHAPTER X. LA.ME ELK'S S.l\IOKE SIGNAL. braves on hiii side, too. He did not want to leave the resW'ld t b t th t L Elk uld b t i was no sure u a ame wo e wai ervabon, but gave m to the old chief. Now I will tell you t h. b ttl h tl 1 k t f h 1 mg ogive un a e, so e was on le oo ou or im that Jumpmg Stag sent me here to :find out how it was h t d th b h t th d f th t th t d f tl t ,, I as e en ere e us es a e s1 e o e s ream. a you escape rom ie epee. u h t h' h th h. f 'tt' "A d 1 t 11 h. th t h f d t ? m.uc o is surprise, e saw e young c re s i mg on n you wi e im, now a you ave oun ou >: 1 "Y I 1 t 11 h' t b 1 k .t .11 a .tone, the water dnppmg from hrs leather breeches anu es, wi e im, JUS ecause now i w1 worry f dl 1 h. hi ,, a nen y g earn m is eyes. m. "Ugh be said, rising to his feet; "so the young pale" He will think that Lame Elk means to rebel against face brave got here, eh?" him, is that it?" "Yes, I am here, redskin; what are you waiting "Yes. That will help me, and it will h e lp you, too. "Lame Elk want to help Young Wild West." you could help me, anybo.w. You could lef me "Help me? What do you mean? Only a little while leave this tepee and you could go with me after the dark, ago you wanted to kill me." ,, I comes. "Young Wild is a great brave. He did not kill I know. But wait till then. I am your friend. There me when he had the chance; Lame Elk wants to pay him will be much trouble in the camp; there will be fighting;'. back by helping him get the paleface maiden... from 1 am sure of it. Lame Elk will manage to :find some of ing Stag." those who place the greatest of faith in him, and then there will be trouble. I have studied over such things and I know what I say." "I wouldn't trust you, redskin." "I will help Young Wild West, anyhow, then." "All rig'ht, I shan't stop you." Arietta was now getting in quite an easy frame of mind "Jumping Stag, he go on warpath again s t the palefaces, "Do you know what headway the chief has made in and Lame Elk will now go on warpath against Jumping ,,my friends who are up on the moun; Stag. He will take the old chief s braves from him and tam-side? she asked, after a slight pause. 1 lead them back to the reservation "Yes, I know. They mean to let them be until after I "Oh! So that is your game, eh? What did you leave the darkness comes. Then they will try to take them all the reservation for, anyhow?" Sta_g wan ts to torture men until they j "It was Jumping Stag who made the braves and the die, and the girls, mcludmg yourself, will be drawn for young bucks feel that they must go on the warpath against by his favorite chiefs It is likely that he will want you the palefaces; he told them great tales of how they would for his :fifth wife, if he takes me for the fourth." whip the paleface soldiers and have their old huntingShining Eyes spoke so fluently that Arietta would grounds back, and that they would have all the firewater hardly have known that she was an Indian if she had they could drink for many moons to come. Many of them heard her speaking without seeing her. believed him, and so they left the res e rvation with him. Then the Indian maiden arose from the bearskin she I I came along, : for I wanted to talk to the braves and win


YOUNQ WILD WEST 01( THE W AR!i'ATH. them to my side, and when I became the chief of the tribe Wild went down the river for about a m11; I would lead them back to the reservation and make peace Then selecting a narrow place, lie took a wit h the palefaces. Jumping Stag is no good." and, finding the coast clear, entered the water and\,; While our hero was talking with the redskin he was out to the channel. peer ing occasionally through the bu s hes and noting w hat Then he had but a short swim before he was a bl e t o was taking place on the other s ide of the river. wade to the bank on the other side When he saw Ari etta conducted back to the camp he But the most difficult part of it was now before him. gave his full attention to the chief. He was not aware that the redskins had decided to wait "There may be s ome good left in you, Lame Elk," he until after dark before resuming hostilities, so he felt that said. "Jus t tell me exactly what you mean to do, You he ran quite a risk in making the attempt to reach the say you ar e going on the warpath against the old chief? camp. W ell, I am on the warpath, too, and don t you forget it!'' It was a good two miles from where he now was, but h e "Young Wild West heap much brav e." started out, holding hi s huntingknife in readiness to "Ye s I am a h e ap much brav e and I am on the warmake a fight in case he was attacked by any of the Arapa path. Now, tell m e what you are going to do." hoe s ":Jie s end up s mok e from thre e fires when the s un goes But he managed to get along for half a mile without down; th e n th e who like Lame Elk will come to coming in contact with any of t h em, a n d then all of a him. Th e y will know what the s moke s ignal mean s I s udden who should appear before him but Cheyenne Char And you ar e g oing to g ive up making war on the pale lie! faces then?" Wild a s k ed. I "We was keepin' a putty good watch, Wild," said the '.'Lam e Elk ha s mad e no war on the paleface s," was the s cout "an' we s een yer comin Yer manage ter qmck r e ply. git .Arietta from ther redskins, bey?" "But you s tole the palefac e maiden, though, and you 1 "I had her fr e e from them once, Charlie," our hero an were taking h e r down the river in the canoe, when I hap1 swe red, "but luck was again s t me and they got her agai n. pened along .and s topped game. How about_ that?" j "What!" The red skm shrugged hi s s houlders and looked Jus t th The s cout looked at him in astonishment least bit s tump ed. I Then he noticed that the daring young deadsh o t w a s "You w e r e not making war against the pal e fa c e s but soaking w e t. you were s tealing a whit e girl, Lame Elk. That doesn 't. i You'v e been in ther river, I reckon," he said. look a s thol1gh you w e re a s straight a s you want it to ap -! "Yes, a couple of times, Charlie I ll tell you all about pear." 1 it in a few words "Lame Elk no want Jumping Stag to make pal efacC' It did not take him long to let the scou t know just what maiden hi s s quaw." 1 had happened "And you thought you would take her for yours, i s that I The two reached the camp without any trouble. it?" Jim and the girl s were much disappoiuted when they "If pal e face maiden no want to be Lame Elk's squaw found that .Arietta was still a prisoner in the camp of the no be," and the young c hief s hook his head. Arapahoes. "WC'll Lam e Elk, I don t take muc11 stock in what you But they were. glad to s e e Wild get back say:.. It will d e pend upon how you b e have your s elf from Our hero soon retired to the tent and gave Hop-lt i s wet time out a s to what kind of report I will mak e to the clothing to dry before a fire oldiers when they c ome." \ The Chinaman was pleased to do this. Our hero decided that it was time that he c rossed the .Anything special that he was called upon to do for river and get bac k t o his fri e nd s on th e mountains ide. Young Wild West he con idered an honor, even if it was His cartridges had b e en spoiled by th e water and he nothing more than to dry his wet clothing. stood little show if h e came in conta c t with the redskin s It was noon when the das hing young deads110t was what on the other side of the river. he declar e d to be as good a ever "I am going back to my friend s Lame Elk," he said. He had cleaned his revolver and substituted fresh car l will be on the watch for your three columns of smoke tridge s for tho s e that had been spoi l e d by the river water. at sunset Re had not worn the belt containing the cartridges he "Good! Me help Young Wild West get paleface maiden used in his rifle, so that made a saving in that direction. away from Jumping Stag. The tongue of Lame Elk is But our friends always had a good supply of ammuni tion with them when they went on their trips, and t h e r e "All right; if you do I will sp e ak a good word for you were always extra revolver s packed away in thei r be l o ng and t h e reds k i ns that follow you when the soldiers come ings. The Arapahoe nodded, and then without another word "I guess there is nothing to d o b u t to wait till sunset got u p from the rock he had been sitting upon and stalked and see what Lame E l k does," observed o u r he ro, a s be away took a peep down the mou ntai nsid e a n d found ever ything


YOUNG WILD WEST ON THE WARPATH. "It is q u ite certain that the Arapahoes will xtra strong guard over Arietta after what hap tbis morning, so we would be unable to do anything n t h e daylight "Th at's right," retorted Cheyenne Charlie, "tber only thing ter do is ter make ther best of it an' wait But I put a good dea l or faith in that feller Lame Elk, I do. Of course I don't think he means ter help yer, as he said he would, but when be gits ter figbtin with ther old chief we' ll have our chance, see if we don't!" "Me velly glad when um night comee," s poke up Hop, a s he s wung the coffeepot over the fire and turne d aro und. "Oh, you shet up, you yaller !" retorted the s cout. "What do you know about it, anyhow?" "Me go outee when darkee comee and me help s ave Missy Aliett a." "You'll be mighty lucky if you save your own s kin if y e r venture far from ther camp 1 r e ckon." "Me no 'flaid, Misler Charli e ; me gottee firework s an me shootee off and scare um led s kins likce sixty I Hop smiled in a childish way and moved over to where the scout was 'sitting on a rock, brightening up his hunt ing knife as though he expected to exhibit it b!lfore very l ong The Chinaman stooped a s though to pick up s omething and then stepped back and t u rned his attention to the coffee-pot L'he next instant there was a sudden hissing sound and a streak of fire began to circle the rock Charlie was seated upon "Great gimlets !" cried the s cout, getting upon his feet on top of the ro c k in a hurry and looking at what ap peared to be a fiery s erpent being chased by half a dozen of its kind in a circle; "what in thunder i s ther matter?" Wild could not help laughing. "Tt i s one o.f Hop 's firework s that\; al1," h e s aid. "Take it easy, Charlie 'l'he whirling s treak s oon died out and when it did there was nothing but a piece of smoking pa s teboard lying on the ground. Charlie got down off tlrn rock. "You yaller galoot!" he exclaimed; "ain't I tolcl yer not ter be playin' yer blamed trick s on me? Some of the s e tim e s l 'll git good an' mad an' I'll s hoot your pigtail clean from your head!" only wantee showee firework s," Hop an s w e red, meekly; "me no wantee s care um poor Misler Charlie." 'l'hi s r e mark nettled the scout more than ever. He s tarted after tl1c Cele stial and made a kick at him, which, ii it had landed, would probably have cau sed Hop to rem e mber it for some time. B u t it did not land The Chinaman was not in the habit of being kiCked, not whel\ he expected anything of the kind and he got out of t h e way with agility. The incident made the rest of our fri e nds forget their worri ment for the time and a heart y laugh was the r e sult. 'I-hen Charlie cooled down and grinned rather sheep i s hly "It really serves you right, Charlie," said his wife "You are alway s s neering at Hop, and I don't blame him for playing a trick on you once in awhile He never doe;o anything like that to Wild or Jim, you lmow." "Oh, I reckon it' s all right. I'll git square with him afore m n11y days, see if I don't!" ".Allee light, Misler Charlie," retorted Hop The noonday m e al was s oon cooked and eaten, Jim keeping a wat c h until the rest were through. The n he ate hi s dinn e r and Charlie went on duty for the afte rnoon. I At intervals of every hall hour Wild went along the l e d g e and a s cended to the s pot where he could look down upon the Arapahoe camp. Ea c h time he went things appeared to be jus t about the same A s the un neared the line of the western horizon Hop Wah b e came ver y bu s y with the he carried with him on hi s piebald mule. He had s tated that he was going to help re s cue Arietta, and a s Wihl had R aid nothing to the contrary, he meant to b e a s good a s his word. The Chinaman alway s c arried no end of s mall article;; with him and to look at them in a heap one would 1rnve g iv e n mu c h f o r th em. It was jus t a s the sun was sinking that orn h e ro sud d e nl y saw three thin column s of s moke rising from a point about two mile s up the river "Lame Elk ha s done jus t a s he R aid he would, boys!" he exclaim e d, calling tho attention of his two partners to the s mok e s ignal. "I reckon thcr reel galoot mean R bu s iness, as far a o givin' the1: old chi e f a liekin goes," an s w e red the s cout. "Me g itte e l eacly to go down and h e lpcc R ave Mis s y Ali etta now, s aid Hop, lookin g at Wilcl anJ i-;miling blandly Our h e ro thought a moment ancl then gave a noel of ai; sent. "Go on," he remarked; "something tell s me that-.. will be all ri ght, s o let your s elf go!" "Me be velly calful, Mr. Wild; me make believe me 1 walkee on um eggs." "I hope ther y aller g aloot don't git caught by ther red s kins, obs erv e d the scout, who thought more of the Ce lestial than he g enerally was willing to admit. CHAPTER XI. HOP WAH DISTURB S rnE INDIAN C.A.1\fP. It seemed rath e r s trang e that Jumping Stag Rhould re main s o qui e t all that day, but he did H e h a d fr e qu ent cons nltation s with a few of the youn g chiefs and braYc s he thou ght he could trust, though, fo r


YOUNG WILD WES'l' ON THE WARPATH. lhe old chief knew that Lame Elk was very popular with the rank and file of the Arapahoes. Jumping Stag did not know whether the young chief had decided to quit them and go back to the reservation and report where they were or but that he might be laying his plans to gain the upper hand of him. When sunset came he knew that the latter was the cor rect thing. Ile rnw the three columns of soke rising jn the air, and and so did many of the braves at the same time. Those who did not see it right away bad their attention called to the signal. The close friends of the young chief knew exactly what the sign al meant, though the others did not. l -.ft-.was the signal that Lame Elk meant to give when he was ready to assert his right as a leader of the tribe. In les s than five minutes from the time the smoke sig nal first appeared there was considerable excitement in the camp. Whisperings and mutterings were rifo and arguments were taking place on every hand. Those who had been loath to leave the reservation were now sorry that they had listened to the war-talk of the old chief and they were ready and eager to join Lame Elk and go back, for that is what they thought he wante

YOUNG WILD WEST ON THE WARPATH. right at the back of the tepee, lying flat on "Now is the time, Et!" he exclaimed. "Come on! ach, for he knew that it would be dangerous for You, too, Hop!" to rise, since some of the redskins were as close as a ey came, and then all three hurried over to where dozen feet to him. as. But he was bound to let Arietta know that he was there; to the trail they went, and then, without being he cou ld not help that. o fire a shot, they reached the spot where they Holding his r evolver ready in one hancl, he 1vorked the r horse s and found Shining Eyes there with other against the skin and began scratching. ac1 taken from the camp. rl'hen, much to his satisfaction, the skin parted slightly. an easy matter for them all to mount and Hello!" he whispered, taking the that there was up the mountain. no one there to interfere with him. Wild and Hop, and the Indian girl "Wild!" came the answer from within in a low but joyeds belonging to the Arapahoes. ons tone of voice. ually died out, showing th!lt the figln ''It is I, Et. But you must not come out just now. rrhe was of short ion, and as they i;eached their campingtepee ii; surrounded." place there were no further sounds that would in. dicate "Come in, Wild; there is room for one more, I guess." 1.hat there was any trouble below them. \... "Is Hop in there?" Jim, Anna and Eloise were delighted to see Arietta "Yes, and a young squaw who is a friend to me--a very back safe and sound, and when they hearcl how Shining good friend, too. I s it safe for you to come in?" 8yc s had befriended her they gave the squaw a warm wel"I guess you had ,better come out. Just tell Hop to come. let some of his :fireworks go, and the:r:i you may have the The night was spent in peace and quietneRs, and when chance." morning tlawnecl Wild ascended to thC' hc1ght above> the "Shining Eyes is coming with me when I come, Wild. camp ancl looked down at the Arapahoe> camp. I will not go back on her, after promising to takC' he>r fic s aw that the whole band wa>< together again, and with me." that tbey were making ready to move. "Certainly she can come. But can't she leave while the Then he turned gaze down the rough mountain trail redskins arc looking and get a couple oi' horses, Ro you and saw a solitary Ind im1 riding up. and her can ride away on them?" It was Lame "I will do as Young Wild West says," whispered a YOicc Our hero rlcscenrled from the cli [ and told his compnnclose to our hero's ear. "Which way shall I take the ions was coming. horses and wait?" rrhe young c11icf 1'0011 Cflffi(' in Right, waving a white "To the opposite side of the camp," Wi1c1 anMweml, lrnnclkerchicf. knowing that it was the squaw he was h1lking to. Wild moti01wr1 for him io rome on, ancl then Lame Blk The next minute he heard her leave the tepee, and As said: she came around so he coulcl see her he observed fhat she'. ''Jumping Stag is dead and the Arapahoes are all going was running lightly toward the group of women and chll-bae:k to the rese rvation. Good-by, Yo11ncr Wild West! dren of the tribe. You no have to go on the warpath now." "Hop," whispered our hero. With that he was gone. "Whattee want, Misler Wild?" came from within. "WC'll, T was on the warpath, a s far the saying goes. "vVhen I say the word let a whole bunch of yout fireeven if it wasn't such a war," om hero remarked. .___ work s go right at the chief. Get ready." I As they reached a little town two days later without All the Indians who encircled the tepee that could Ree 1 mi shap, t11is ends the story of Arietta Among the Arapa him from where they were standing had their eyes fixed hoes. on the chief, for he seemed to be the target of the myste rious explosive missiles, and they could not understand what it all meant, anyhow. "Let your fireworks go, Hop!" rrhe next moment there was a series of hissing sounds and streaks of fire began shooting about among the reelskins. Bang! bang! bang! THE END. Uead "YOUNG WILD WES'l' AND 'NEBRASKA XICK'; OR TUE CArr'rLE THIEVES OF THE PLA'l'TE," wl1ich will be the next number (175) of "Wild West Wee'ldy." Three explosions rang out in quick succession, and then, SPECIAL NOTICE: All back numbers of this weekly as if it was the signal they were waiting for, Lame Elk and are always in print. If you cannot obtain them from anv his followers opened up hostilities. sen a the price in money or postnge stamps by Wild hAd been watching Shining Eyes, and he knew mail to "FRANK TOUSEY. PURLT8RER. 24 UNION was safe ly ol1t oi' the camp by t)lis time, for no one SQU A RR, NEW YORK. and yot1 will receive the hail p:iicl the least bit of attention.. to her. you order by return mail. v


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Anderson. ing of almost any kind of dreams, together with charms, ceremonies, Illustrated. and curious games of cards. A complete book. MECHANICAL. No. 23. HOW TO EXPLAIN DREAMS.-Everybody dreams, from the little child to the aged man and woman. This little book gives the explanation to all kinds of dreams, together with lucky and unlucky Jays, and "Napoleon's Oraculum," the book of fate. No. 28. HOW TO TELL FORTUNES.-Everyone is desirous of knowing what his future life will bring forth, whether happiness or mis e ry, wealth or poverty. Xou can tell by a glance at this little book. Buy one and be convinced. Tell your own fortune. Tell the fortune of your friends. )l"o. 76. HOW TO TELL FORTUNES BY THE HAND. Containing rules for telling fortunes by the aid of lines of the hand, or the secret of palmistry. Also the secret of telling future events by aid of moles, marks, scars, etc. Illustrated. By A. Anderson. ATHLETIC. No. 6. HOW TO BECOME AN ATHLETE.-Giving full instruction for the use of dumb bells, Indian clubs. parallel bars, boiizontal bars and various other methods of developing a good, h ealthy muscle; containing over sixty illustrations. Every 1'oy can b e come strong and healthy by following the instructions contained in tbis little book. Xo. 10. HOW TO BOX.-The art of self-defense made easy. C ontaining over thirty illustrations of guards, blows, and the differ ent positions of a good boxer. Every boy should obtain one of these useful and instructive books, as it will teach you how to box without a.n instructor. No. 25. HOW TO BECOME A GYMNAST.-Containing full instructions for all kinds of gymnastic sports and athletic exercises. Embracing thirty-five illustrations. By Professor W. Macdonald. A handy and useful book No. 34. HOW .ro FENCE.-Containlng full instruction for fbncing and the use of the broadsword; also instruction in archery. Described with twenty--0ne practical illustrations, giving the best positions in fencing. A. complete book. TRICKS WITH CARDS. No. 51. HOW TO DO TRICKS WITH CARDS.-Containing eXPlanations of tbe general principles of sleight-of-hand applicable to card tricks; of card tricks with ordinary cards, and not requiring sleight-of-hand; of tricks involving sleight-of-hand, or the use of 1pecially prepared cards. By Professor Haffner. Illustrated. No. 29. HOW TO BECOME AN INVENTOR.-Every boy bow inventions originated. This book explains them all, examples in electricity, hydraulics, magnetism, optics, pneumatics, mechanics, etc. The most instructive book published. No. 5(;i. HOW TO BECOME AN ENGINEER.-Containing f rnstructions how to proceed in order to become a locomotive en also for a model locomotive; together with a full descr1pt10n of everythrng an engineer should know. No. 57. HOW TO MAKE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.-Full directions how to a B!l-njo, Violin, Zither, lEolian Harp, Xylo phone and other musical rnstruments; together with a b_...ief...df scription of nearly every musical instrument used in ancient or modern times. Profusely illustl'ated. By Algernon S. Fitzgerald, for twenty years bandmaster of the Royal Bengal Marines. No. 59. HOW TO MAKE A MAGIC LANTERN.-Containing a description of the lantern, together with its history and invention. Also full directions for Its use and for painting slides. Handsomely illustrated. By John Allen. No. 71. HOW TO DO MECHANICAL TRICKS.-Containing complete instructions for performing over sixty Mechanical Tricks. By A. Anderson. Fully illustrated. LETTER WRITING. No. 11. HOW TO WRITE LOVE-LETTERS.-A most com plete little book, containing full directions for writing love-letters, and when to use them, giving specimen letters for young and old. No. 12. HOW TO WRITE LETTERS TO LADIES.-Giving complete instructions for writing letters to ladies on all subjects; also letters of introduction, notes and requests. No. 24. HOW TO WRITE LETTERS TO GENTLEMEN.Containing full directions for writing to gentlemen on all subjects; also giving sample letters for instruction. No. 53. HOW TO WRITE J...E'l'TERS.-A wonderlul little book, telling you how to write to your sweetheart, your father, mother, sister, brother, employer; and, in fact, everybody and anybody you wish to write to. Every young man and every young lady in the land should hnvl' this book. No. 74. HOW '1'0 WRITE LETTERS C0RRECTLY.-(Jon taining full instructions for writing letters on almost any subject; also rules for punctuation and composition, with specimen letters.


HE STAGE. OF NEW YORK END MEN'S JOKE a gr cat variety of the latest jokes used by the .L. men. No amateur minstrels is complete without this ul little book. No .. THE OF NEW YORK STUMP 8PEAKER.Conta1?mg a varied asso,rtJ:?ent of ,;tump speeches, Negro, Dutch and Irish. Also end mens Jokes. Just the thing for home amuse ment and amateur shows. No. 45. THE BOYS OF NEW YORK MINSTREL GUIDE AND JOKl!l BQOK.:--Something new and very instructive. Every boy. obtam this as it contains full instructions for or gamzmg an amateur mmstrel troupe. No. 65. MULDOON'S JOKES.-This is one of the most original joke ever and it is brimful of wit and humor. It contams a large collection of songs, jokes, conundrums etc. of Terrence l\Iuldoon, the great wit, bumorist, and practical' of the day. Every boy who can enjoy a good substantial joke should Qbtain a copy immediately. No .. 79. HQW TO BECOME AN .A.CTOR.-Containing complete mstruct10ns how to make up for various characters on the 1tage.; with the duties of the Stage Manager, Prompter, Scemc Artist and Property Man. By a prominent Stage Manager. N!J. 80. GUS WILLIAMS' JOKE BOOK.-Containing the latest Jokes, anecdotes and funny stories of this world-renowned and ever popular comedian. Sixty-four pages; handsome colo cover contammg a half-tone photo of the author. HOUSEKEEPING. I N

I \ l Wwthingl btib1J I STORIES OF BOYS WHO MAKE MONEY and Fortune me By A SELF-MADE MAN 32 Pages of Reading Matter Handsome Colored Covers A Ne w One I ssued Every Friday I' This Weekly contains inte r esting stories of smart boys, who win fame and fortune by their ability to take advantage or passing opportunities. Some of these stories a r e founded on true incidents in the lives of our most successful self-made men and show how a boy of pluck, and brains c a n become famous .and wealthy. Every one of tpis contains a good tone which make s "Fame and Fortune Weekly a magazme for the home, although ea4 numbU' is replete with exciting adventures. The stories are the very best obtainable, the illustrations are by expert artists, aif. every effort is constantly being made to make it the best weekly on the news stands. Tell you r friends about it. ll .ALREADY PUBLISHED 1 A Lucky?neal; or, The Cutest Boy in Wall Street. 2 Bom to Good Luck; or, The Boy Who Suc ceed e d 3 A Corn e r in Corn; or, How a Chicago Boy Did the Trick 4 A Game of Chance; or, The Boy Who Won Out 5 Hard to Beat; or, The Cleverest Boy in Wall Street. 6 Building a Railroad; or, The Young Contractors of Lake view 7 Winning His Way; or, The Youngest Editor in Green River. I 10 A Copper Harvest; or, The Boys WhoWorked a Deserted Mine 11 A Lucy Penny; or, The Fortunes of a Boston Boy ,, 12 A Diamond in the Rough; or, A Brave Boys Start In Life. 13 Baiting the Bears; or, The Boy i n Wall Street. 14 A Gold Brick; or, The Boy Who Could Not be Downe 15 A Streak of Luck; or, The Boy Who Feathered His Ne15t 16 A Good Thing; or, The. Boy Who Made a Fortune. 17 King of the Market; or, The Youngest Trader i n Wall Street. 8 The Wheel of Fortune ; or, The R e cord of a Self-Made 18 Pure Grit; or, One Boy in a Thousand. Boy 9 Nip and Tuck; or, The Young Brokers of Wall Street. F o r sale by all new s deal ers, or will be sent to any address on r eceipt of price 5 cents per c opy, in m o ney o r posta ge stamps, b y1 PBANX TOUSEY, Publisher, 24 Union, New Yc: ... k-;-IF YOU WANT ANY BACK NUMBERS o f our Libraries and cannot procure them from n ew sdeal e r s, they can be obtained from this office direct. Cut ou t a n d flll i n the following Order Blank and send it to us with the price of the book s you want and we will send t h e m to y ou b y return mail. POSTAGE S TAMP S TAKEN THE S AME AS MONEY .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . FRANK TOUSEY Publi s her, 24 Union Square, New York .' ....... ... : ........ ..... 190 DEAR SIR-Enclo sed find ..... cents for which please send me: .. copies of 'YORK AND WIN Nos .. .............. ............. .. '. i WIJ,,D WES'l' WEEKLY Nos .......................................... ............... ; THE LIBERTY BOYS OF '76 Noe ...................................... ............ PLUC K AND LUCK. Nos ..... ............................. ............ t .......... SECRET SERVICE Nos .......................................... ... .................. .Je r '' '' FRANK l\iANLEY S WEEKLY, Nos ..... ........... .............. ....... ........ F A}.IE AND FORTUNE WEEKLY Nos ....................... : ....... ........... J ug '' "THE YOUNG ATHLETE'S WEEKLY, N o s ........ ....... .... ......... ......... Ten-Cent Hand Books, Nos .......... .... .... ................................. N 11me ....................... Street and N o ........ ........... Town ......... State .... .... ...


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