Beyond the gold coast: or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s overland trip with his Electric Phaeton.

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Beyond the gold coast: or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s overland trip with his Electric Phaeton.

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Beyond the gold coast: or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s overland trip with his Electric Phaeton.
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Senarens, Luis, 1863-1939
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"Noname's" Latest and Best Stories are Published in This Library. 'a.TO 124 {COMPL E TE} FRANK TOUSEY. P !JBT ISHB:R. 3i &. 36 N OR'fH MOORB: 8'1"RB:II:T. N E W YORK. { l'ltiCB } ""ol v .&.,_ New York, J anuary 10, 1896. l BSUB: D WB:B: KLY. 5 CENTS. y Entered acco1ding to the Act of Congress, in the year 1896, by FRANK 1'0USEY, in the o.(flce of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, n. a. BEYOND THE GOLD C O 'ST. or, Trip ll. W1th H1s 'l'here was a sudden shock and stifled yells. Dark forms went bounding into the air o.nd rolled over upon the ground. A literal heap of them were struggling and squirming over the tingling wires.


BEYOND THE GOLD COAST. The subscription price of the FRANK READE LIBRARY by the year is $2.50; $1.25 p e r six months post paid. Address FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER,34 and 36 Nort h Moore Street New York. Box BKYOND YHK COA8Y: OR, FRANK REAIJE, JR.'S OVERLAND TRIP WITH HIS ELECTRIC PHAETON. By "NONAME," / .Author of "Six Sunken Pirates," "Lost in a Comet's Tail," "Astray in the Selvas; or, The Wild Experiences of Frank Reade, Jr., Barney and Pomp, in South America With the Electric Cab," etc., etc. CHAPTER L A SAD STORY. THERE 111'as a great press of teams on Broadway, near the corner ol Canal street, In the City of New York one spring day. Now this was no unusual thing, in fact quite a common occurrence for that crowded thoroughfare. But out or this particular blockade sprung an Incident upon which all the material of our story must hinge. A young man of striking appearance was walking rapidly along in the crowd. For some while his gaze had been llxe railing. She was saved, for the policeman was already there and carried her "Come Into this private room," be said. "Yon may go, Mc-tQ t!le l!ltdewalk. A crowd gathered. Donougb," to \he otllcer.


.. BEYOND THE GOLD COAST. a Seated In the private room the woman removed her veil and said: "Perhaps my nome may !>e familiar to you when you bear it. It bas been so coupled with disgrace, that I almost hesitate to speak it. Yet there Is uo staiD upon it In Lruth. I om Mrs. James Morden, The sergeant gave a start. Are you the mother of Alfred Morden, the bank: robber!'' be asked. "I am the mother of Alfred Morden, but my boy is not a bonk rob ber. It is true that be Is sentenced to Sing Slug for twenty years, but be is as Innocent of the crime as when be was a bab11 at my breast." She spoke so strongly and so earnestly that her words seemed to corry the very conviction of truth with them. "Have you any new evidence to prove your son's innocence!'' asked the sergeant. "You know the court wou obhged to llnd him guilty." Toe young man bod been intently watching the woman's face. Be saw that undyJDg light or mother's loyalty in her line old eyes. No she aaid brokenly. "I hove no new evidence." What was the' evidence!" asked her young friend. The sergeant replied: It was very conclusive. The Merchants' Bank was skilfully bur glarized, One safe was opened and ten tbousond abstracted. Allo some gold engles. An anonymous letter put the otH.cers on the track and In Morden's room, I n llis own trunk, the gold wns found. He never surrendered the bnnknotes. It was quite a pathetic case." The sergeant's manner Implied that all bod been done that was poa sible for Lbe atD1cted woman. Be' arose politely to bow his visitors out. We will not bold you, Mrs. Morden," be said; "it was all a IDIS take. MacDonough dlrl not know you." But Mrs. Morden gave a little anguished cry. Oh, I beg you, do yield me a trilla of faith," she cried, "at least listen to a true storv I have Lo tell you, for as true as Beaven I tbinll: I can give you the name of the villain who threw the meshes of awful net about my boy. I believe that ne wus the guilty man." The sergeant looked a trille reluctant, but, exchanging glances with the young man, he again ant down. "Well, Mrs. Morden." he enid, I will be pleased to bear you." "I will not dwell upon the awful heart anguish cnused me by the po lite but cold lndifierence to my story," she said tensely. "I have just been to my JawyeroJ, Bouse & llurnston. I was sure tbey would find something encouraging In my new revelation-my new discoveryhut alas! they said that there was not sufficient evidence, and bowed me politely out of their otHce. That why I wandered down the street in so dozed a condition. Indeed, tad those teams crushed me I would not have cared. Unable to help my boy out or prison, death will be a relleL "But Jet rna tell my story. Yon will remember lbat Alfred had a friend who stuck by him through the trial. His nome Ia Tony Biglin. I om convinced that be was my son's wont enemy. "Ten years ago my hasband, James Morden, whll was a sea cap took a Toyage to the coast or Africn, For two years I heard nothing from him. Then I got a travel stained letter telling me that be was on bls deathbed. His ship had been wrecked upon the Gold Coast or Africa. Loa ing all that he bad In the world, he was unable to get home and joined a company of seekers, who were bound into the Interior, to mend his fortunes. Be was successful In llndlng a very rich 'mine in the Asbantee country, buL just as be was about to reap a fortune from it be was etricken down with a fatal fever. "In his letter he enclosed a description of the location of the mine, and advised me to send Alfred to the Gold Conal to develop lt. For years Alfred nod I have worked for money enough to pay bis way thither with the surety of his returnln!!: with a fortune. We never told anybody witli the exception of Biglin of this. Now, all in a few months my son Is sentenclld to prison for twenty years. I am left to die with a broken beart, the description or tbe African mine and the papers have stolen my chamber in some mya tf'rious way, and I have learned that Tony Biglin ba.s sailed from New York upon a vessel bound for Gibraltar." Mrs. Morden's li11teners bad beard, with most intense of interest, this exciLing narrative. The sergeant enid: "Yon did not tell all this at the trial!'' "The papers locating t!:Je mine bod not been stolen then,'' said Mrs. Morden. "My did not deem the story of any value." And tbey have told you nothing con he uone In the matter!" That is what bas discouraged me,'' abe replied. Then you believe that Tony Biglin is the thief who stOill. the papers locnting the mine!'' "I dol" But I cannot see that that is any way a proof <>f your son's inno cence." Ah, bat it Is to mel" oriBd the fond mother. or coursB, Biglin wanted Alfred disposed of safely, before be should venture to at&ol the papers and start for Africa." "Madam," said the sergeant, kindly, "if you desire I will put de. tectlves upon this case, and ull In my power to help yon. While your lawyers may be right, I earnestly believe that you and your son have been foully wronged. But law Is law and yoar son must stay In Sing Sing until this villain's guilt is actually proved. The expression upon the suffering mother's face was radillnt. "Oh, then you will help mef" she cried. "AI!! far as the law will allow me." "Walt I" It was a stroitg, rBsolute voice and the young man who bad cham pioned the misjudged woman arose. Both abe and the sergeant saw that face woe drawn In resolute lines. Madam, your wrongs shall be righted, and I pledge you my word to do it. Sergeant, I give you my cnrd. ln return I will IU!k you to detail me one of your best detectives. We will start for Africa this week to see who abull open that mine. I am rich and cnn and will bear all the expense until tbe mine shall have yielded enough to repay me." "Ob, Heaven bless you, air!'' cried the overjoyed mother. The eergeant glaitced at the card and gave a mighty start. "FRANK READE, JR., Reudestown, U. S. A.'' "Great Scotti'' be exclaimed. "Ia this Mr. Readet I have to con. gratulate you, madam. You could not have a better nor friend and champion." CHAPTER II. AT READESTOWN, THE police sargent was well warranted in his latter observntion. lie knew that the handsome young man before bim was one or the most famous characters on earth, and the chief of all lnTentora. Fronk Reade, Jr., the inventor of the olrsbip, the submarine boat, the electric borses, and otlier wonderful triumphs of genius, wa.s famed and known everywhere. The sergeant's politeness became obsequious. In that moment the forlorn Mrs. Morden's case took o mighty turn for the better. Frank Reade, Jr. was in earnest in what be said. He was the true champion of the oppressed and bere wa.s a case which appealed to the very depth his sympathetic sonl. He saw at once that Biglin was the rucalln tbe case. He did not doubt Mrs. Morden's story In the slightest detail. ".I am very sorry," said the sergeant after some conversotlo&, "but 1 am not allowed to detail a man to go so far as Africa. Bnt I can give yoa the address of the best private detective In America." "Let me have It tlien," said Frank. I will go and see him at once!" The Sergeant wrote on o card: "SEBLAH SHARPE." No. Hj Noasau St., Room -. This be gave to Frank and then the young Inventor and Mrs. Mor den left the police station. On the street Fronk cnlled a carriage. Be Insisted upon Mrs. Morden's rooms at o. tlrstcloas hotel, for her shabby lodgings and fare were not what she bad been accus tomed to. She remonstrated when be placed a handsome check In her bands, bot be sold: I am pleased to favor you. It may remain a loan until the African mine yields o. return." Then leaving the woman overwhelmed with her sudden good fortune to be driven borne, Frank proceeded to Nassau street. Seelab Sharpe, the detective, was cot In his otnce, but Franil: left a note, oaklug him to come to Reodeatown at once. Then Frank went to the Grand Cenlrol Depot and took a train home. Readestown was a beautiful little city in a deep valley, with a river navigable to the sea. It hod beeu founded by ancestors of Fronk's. Ita principal build ings were tbe machine works of the young inventor. Frank woe met at the depot by his own cnrrlage, and driven at once to the machine shops. As be alighted at the big gate a comical little darky with a sturdy frame and flancing, mischlevious eyes met him. Mornln', Morse Frank. Glad fo' to see yo home from New York, aah.'' "Pomp!" cried the young inventor. "Where Is Barneyr "Dat I'isbman, aah? Be am jes' inside In de yard, sobl" Be jabers, that's not Lhrue, sur. Here I am In dade." Out from the yard bounded a genuine specimen of the Celt with a shock or red hair and o mug as brood 1111 the rest of his face. Barney O'Shea was his name, and be and the darky Pomp were 11'rnnk's faithful adb\lrents. IndeeJ the young Inventor depended much upon them, for they accompanied him upon all bia trips. Fronk mode a gesture of pleasure and said: "lam glad yon are so prompt, Barney. But come! I wont to see you both upon very important business." "All right, sab!" "I'm wid yez!" Barney turned o cartwheel and Pomp' made o. filpftap. Then they mode goggle eyes at each other, for they were as full of fun as a nut is of mH&t. While they were the belt of friends It was natural for each to be the other or playing practical jokes In which It was an nen thing -which hod the beat of It. Frank led the way acrosa the yard to a small brick building, which contained his private otnce. I


4 BEYOND THE GOI.iD COAST. In tbis he did the most or his planning and draughtmg for his in Tent ions. Here he seated himseJr at a table, and said: "Barney, how l ong woula it take yon to get the electrical engines or the Phaeton In working orderr Shurf', aor, it only wantlt the placing av another dynamo, sor,'' replied the Celt, readily. "About two clays, I think." Pomp, how long will it take you to place stores for two months aboard the Phaeton?'' Golly, Marse Frank, it wouldn't take dis chile mo' dan a day fo' to do dat, sahl" Frank was tbonghlfnl for some moments. In fact, so extended was his reverie, thaL Barney ventured to ask: Begorra, aor, are yez tbinkin' av another thrip, sorr That is just it,'' replied the young inventor. Barney and Pomp, I want the Phaeton in readiness to leave here luslde or three daya." "All rolgbt, BOJ:l" It will be ready, sah!" But will yez sthart roight out from Readstown over the road, sor, or will yez be aftber packin' tbe macbinA in sections fer some foreign conn try, a or!" "It must be packed in sections," declared Frank, "have tbe rail road company run four cars into the yard today. We must begin packing a1 once." Shure, sor, then it's to some foreign countbry we're guin'f' "Yes, to Africa!'' 1 "To Afrikyf Well, now, there's a chance rer yAz to look up seme av your a:.ncist. ors, nuygor." "Don' yu' be s"ssy wir me; yo' no count l'ish," sniffed Pomp, "Yes," said Frank; "we are going beyond the gold coast and even into the Ashantee country to search Cor a famous gold mine. I want all in readiness for the start in three days. I shall charter a steamer In New York for Cape Three Points direct. Now you will not fail me?" Shure yez mver need lear that, sort'' cried Barney. "Well, be off, both of you, now, and report when all is rea1y. Walt!" "Well, eor!'' "Yon must remember that we are going into a perilous country. The Ashantee are none too friendly, nnd there are many ras cally whites in that country. We must have plenty or arms and am munition." We'se bound to look out fo' dat, sah!" cried Pomp, "don' yo' fear one lily bit, sabl" Anu away the two jokers went Intent upon their duties. Left alone, Frank proceeded to pack away all his valuable papers tnLo a safe and make other preparations for leaving home. While he was thus busying himseU a messenger boy came in with a telegram. Tuuslt read: "To FRANK RE.lDB, JR., Readestown, Am sorry that I was out when you called. I will comply with your request, and look for me in Readestown on the morning train. Yours for business, SEELAH SHA.RPE, Detective ., Frank filed the telegram away and then wrote a reassuring letter to Mr1. Morden. Then be went out and across the yard to a long, high roofed building. He opened the door. A number of workmen were busying them selvell about the place. But upon a amll platform was a most extraordinary vehicle. It was unlike any which we see every day upon the streets. It was neat. t;1;raceful and elegant as tbe finest coach, but of course Tery much larp:er. Tbls was the latest triumph of Frank Reade, Jr.'s tnv11ntorial ability. The Electric Phaeton was truly a most wonderful vehicle. In shape It was about forty feet In length, with a body otpolished steeL Above the main floor of the vehicle there arose tbe top and frame, also or steel. Let ns !lrst mention the running work. Tbls was of light but strong the wheels having rubber tires like those or a bicycle. The for ward wbllels were governed by a traverse frame so that the Phaeton could ba easily steered In any direction. The rear wheels were c.>n nected with driving burs with the machinery In the lower part of tbe vehicle, and th1s furnished the propelling power. In the lower body of the Phaeton there were double doors made to slide upon a rail. Also there were a number of dead-eye windows or portholes, which fnrmsbed not only light for the Interior, bot were useful to fire out or in case the vehicle was attacked by a roe. A'>ove this lower floor was the main floor of the Phaeton. Forward ther11 was a section of the framework covered with solid plates of steel. In this woe a large observation window, snd also the steering gear and electric keyboarj, Tbls made the pilot-house. Over it was a powerful search-light. In the rear or the wagon was another solid section of framework with a sort of conning tower, built out or from it. Over all this was the roof or deck of the vehicle, which was Itself protected with a guard rail. This left the Interval between the forward and rear sections open, or at least at the option of the voyagers, for there were cur tains of steAl plates which could close together from right and left, and thus completely shut In the main part of the vehicle. These cur tains operated upon a roller very much the same as fireproof curtains used in large warehouses. 'rhere were small windows in these Ct!rtalna, and alto in the rear. Above the top or the Phaeton were three smull masts, upon whlcb floated flags, giving it a gay appearance. Last, but not. least, was the dasher forward, where was the won derful dynamite-electric gun, the Invention of Frauk Reade, Jr., and probably the most deadly weapon In the world. This gun was very light, the barrel being or thin metal, and it work ed by a system or electrically compressed air; but it could throw a deas and officers in bot pursuit. A pathetic letter round in his cell, which recounts a story or double dealing, perlldy and wrong, which if true proves blm an innocent man and entitled to the sympathy or the world. It Ia re membered that Morden was cunvicted largely upon circumstantial evidence.'' Frank read all tl:is with a quivenng sensation in hia breast. "God speed him!" be muttered. hope he will succeed m keep Ing out or the clutches or the law." "Well, In one sense it prejudices his," said Sharpe. If we secure indisputable ev1dence or his Innocence it cannot do so." That Is true.'' \ "And that ia what we must do. I think the sooner we get under way to the Gold Coast the better." "So do 1.'' "If I could do anything to help young Morden to get there I would do it.'' So would I.'' "Then you are rendy to start at short notice, Sharper' "A detective II! always ready," was tbe reply; "this moment U you say so.'' "To-morrow," declared Frank. "I will meet you in New York. I have already chartered the tramp steam6r, Goluen City, and sheia ready to the moment we get my Electric Phaeton packed aboard." "Good! I have not seen this wonderful invention.'' "You have not! Come with me and you shall see ft." And Frank showed Sharpe the Phaeton, just as the workmen were about to take Jt. apart and pack It in sections aboard the cars. The detecUve was wonder struck and delighted with the vehicle. "That will be just the thing to invade that perilous country with," be said. We need fear no bullets with such splendid protection.'' A short while later Sharpe left for New York. Preparat1ons went on rapidly for the journey. It leaked out Frank was going to take a trip to Arrica, but nothing further waif k:.own of his intentions. Great Interest was manifested in the undertaking but the real object of the trip was kept secret. In due time the tramp steamer Golden City steamed out of New York harbor with l<'raitk Rllade, Jr., Seelab Sharpe, the I


BEYOND 'l'HE GOLD COAST. Barney nod Pomp, nod the Ele:tric Phaeton on boa rd, bound for CHAPTER IV. Cape Three Points, on the Gold Coast. There, in an out of the way place, the party were to be landed. BEYOND THE GOLD coAST. To dwell upon the incidents of the voyage would be ted!ous and of little interest to the reader, so let us pass over it and hurry on to the "Now,'' said Seelah Sharpe, the detective, we most devote all African coast. our ellorts to booting down that rascally B1glio, and locating the One sultry day a number of men stood upon a high blulf which Morden mice." formed a part of the coast line of the Durk Continent. "You are rlgbt," acreed Frank. And that reminds me of a plan Some of these men were engaged In hammerloi: and working upon I have conceived." a heap of steel and other material, which, however, was not long in Abl what is itr' shaping itself Into a wonderful object. We must travellocofi That Is, we moat not reveal our Identity This was the Electric Phaeton. in all towns we come to. Tbe Golden City was at anchor In a little bay below. .At. last the Will that be poaalble tor you with your world wide tame!" asked parry of gold bunters, for su.::b tbey were, bad set foot upon the Gold Sharpe, with a smile. Coast. "Ob, they may have beard of IJltt," salfl Frank, bot tbey baYe There was no settlement or town near, nod rolling plaine extended never seeo me It ia safe to back to a l!lstaot range of blgh mountains. But the machine will be sure to pot them on the track." It bad been a good place to make a landing. I have thought o ot. However, we will not oorselvea and The voyagers were not a little Interested in the tropical region spread go locog. aa far us we can." before them. "Very good I" It was the ftrtlt time that the Sbarpe, had seen the African "It Ia my opinion that we shall get no trace of Biglin uotll we get country, and he was mach iut.Arested. far beyond tbe moootaloa a.nd the coast. line.'' Tbe broad reaches or bright green grass, wblch extended over the "Well, so I think. Yet be may have left footprints on the cout plnloll, betokened a rich soil. 'l:be cur1oos banyans and waving palms wbicb mny guide us." of cocoao ut nod date, were no odd aight. "Very true. We will be on the lookout for them." "Our course Ilea far beyond tbose mountains," declared Frank; Tbe Phaeton bad great speed, aod'upon the closecropped level plain "indeed, well into tbe Aabantee country." ran like a locomotive. "Then we go beyond the Gold Coast region!" asked Sharpe. The aea quickly vanished from view, and the mountains loomed up "Yell, beyond tbe Gold Coast. Not fur from bare and contiguous very near at band. Then tbe country became more broken and pro to the sea, we will lind plenty of civilization and people of our kind. I gress wus slower. Bot tbo1e mooo.taius, the region ia wild,.ludeed, more like But before darkness came OJ?, Frank estimated that In the four Central Arr1ca. Tbe uat1ves are apt to be aggrea.nve, and the white boors' trip they had run a distance of ninety miles. men are cot-throats and slave bunters. Ob, I daresay we shall have This brouabt them almost to the base of the mountains and also to plenty of experience before we get borne.'' a region wblch was settled. Progreas on the Phaeton went rapidly forwnrd. Tbe elopes were seen to be fenced, and there were herds of cattle A.8 soon as It was well put t()getber, the provisions and eqolpments and sheep grazing opon the rich grasses. were brought from tbe steamer. Also tbe roofs of a email town were seen in a little cleft Ia the Finally all was In readiness. mountain walL Toward this Frank turned the course of the machine. The Phaeton :was in apple pie order and ready to start In a moment What!'' exclaimed Shnrpe in surprise. Are yon going to vlalt upon her great JOurney. a settlement! Ia it best!" FrtLDk gave his instrnctlone to hla workmen and to the captain or I can see no harm In It!" eald the young Inventor. "At least we the Golden City, who was to visit the cape In two weeks, ngalo in four mny learn something of importance to ua by so doing, We may get weeks, and again In alx weeks. a clew.'' "If we have not returned by that time," said Frank, metaphor! Sharpe did not disagree with him 110 they approached the eettlecally, "you may 1M! sure we will not return alive." ment. j Bot U you come here, and we are not here-'' asked the cap-It was In keeping with all or ltl! kind in that new conn try, the taln. buildings being or rough planks and the roofs thatched with swamp Then we will wait for your next coming," said Frank; tbla ls or jungle grass. the heat we can make." What is It!" asked Sharpe. A mining or a farmiog townr "Very well, sir.'' "A. little of both," replied Frank; It Is common I] the case that Barney and Pomp and Sharpe were o.lready aboard the Phaeton. every community In this country does more or less mining. Of course Frank now follo11ed them. we are not in the big gold. sqoire. May lock be with 'ee." He did not add that some of the foremost governments of the earth Wltb which the sheep and cattle herders again doffed their cape and bad offered blm a fabulous price for tbe secret of the goo. then galloped away as If glad to get away from so ouoaony au article "I will not sell it," he declared; "If t bo time ever cornea when my as the Electric Phaetor;. native country wlll need delense I wUI eooeecrate It to her. Bot not Sharpe laughed at tbla. before!" "They evidently don't care mach for our acquaintance," be said; And be kept his word. they gladly lenve us." If the United States shall ever become Involved In wnr and stand In "Well, I am willing," enid Frank, Ull go on to Avon. That dire need, then Frank Reade, Jr., with bls wonderful lnveotlona will moat be named after the home or tbe Immortal Shakespeare. Well, certainly be sore to come to the rescue. those tellowe were or no lgDOf.l'ht clae1. 1 shall look to lind better loWitboot further prPamble tbe start was now made. formed people In the village." Acroea the long plains the machine ran, as level and swift as an "It may be so.'' arrow. But what they did ftnd In the or A.yoo them. She was In every sense a mechnnlcal triumph. Her springs were The cry of gold Is a magic one and will :!raw together aucb a eon eo adjo11ted that even over the roughest ground the voyagers expert glome ration of human types and characters as ooth!ng else wilL enced no discomfort. All mining towns of our y,reat West ftll up with a beterogenoua Sbe was nlso so arranged that abe could ftoat In a river current, and maee, so did the mlnlost settlements of the Gold Coast of Africa. there were Rdjuatable paddl111 for tbe wheels ao that abe could lord or 'fbere were men there of all natlonahLles and rrom every walk of cross any stream. hfe. In fact there was nothing unprovided lor. Frank Reade, Jr., bad Tbe one absorbing topic, tbe one great theme was gold. Nothing looked out for tbls. else seemed worthy of discussion. And the voyagers as the machine started so J;ropitioosly upon her Gold bad been mined In a desultory way Ia the vicinity of A Yon, bot journey were In the highest or spirits. the most or these people who now thronged the place were not en. gaged lo that way. The majority were stopping but temporarily there, u It waa a halt-


- I 6 BEYOND 1'HE GOLJ) COAST. log place on tbe long journey low the Interior, where fortunes were made In a day, and where were the big gold llelda. In the Ashantee land was the gre&ter part of the precious metal, and thither they were bound. Tbe appearance of tbe Phaeton In \he town created a sensation. It waa instantlylllnrronnded by a large crowd, who were dispose:! to ask all sorts of questions. Bot very politically tbe travelers forebore to answer these, unless evas1vely. So the party were ree:arded as a compa!ly of prospectors with a queer electric propelled vehicle for a means of transportation. "It's a darned queer craft," said one man, who migbt have been an American, and I don't know as I blame 'em, fer they're safe from any Ashantee javelins, or the bullets <>f any other roe." The people In Avon were a miXture seldom seen In one place. Every nationality on the earth, one might say, was represented, from the Cape of Good Hope to tba shores of the China Sea, and thence southward to Cape Horn. All were gold hunters. In all this great crowd, how was It possible to lind a c:lew to the lo cation of the Morden Mine, or bow were they to tlnct Tony Biglin? It looked like a dubious task, bot Frank Reade, Jr., was in earnest. He would not abandon his purpose. Seelah Sharpe was indefatigable. He searched the tow!! from one end to the other, shadowed all sus pects, and generally worked bard for a clew. But not the slightest was to be obtained. If Biglin was in A von or had come there as yet, he had left no trace behind bim. "Perhaps he bas gone on Into the interior," said Sharpe. A day or two ago a large party left here for jJoomasie, to trade with the Ash an tees." "He most have arrived here before us,'' said Frank. Tbere Is a possibility that he has not arrived yet.'' Tbis uncertainty was damaging to. the placs of the travelers. If Biglin bad really arrived at Avon and gone on into the interior they were certainly wasting time here. On the other band if he was yet to put In an appearance it would be much better to a walt bia coming. Ana tbns they philosophized. In the meanwhile the den!zens of Avon began to wax more and more curious as to the mission of this carious party of travelers and why they were lingering here. AI ls usually tbe case In mining or frontier towns Jaw Is little known and popular opinion rulee. There was in Avon an element not uncommon in such places of tbs tough kind. The cupidity of this set was arouaed. They banded together and discussed the Phaeton and its crew. At length It was deemed a brilliant exploit to JllesB the Phaeton Into service for a pleasure trip over the green plaine. Idea took possession of the rough bravos and a move was made to carry It out. Forewarned is forearmed, and lt was fortunate for our friends that they were forewarned. Sharpe fathomed the purpose of the romans and communicated lt to Frank. "It Is to be expected," said the young Inventor; "this ls a lawless region, and lt is each man for himself. Well, we will give them a bot reception." And the ycung inventor laughed. "I think we bad better leave the place while we can, n said Sharpe apprebenalvely. "I am sore we shall have bloodshed." "Not a bit of lt," replied Frank, I will guarantee that there Is no blood apilled. Leave It with me." "Very well; I have confidence in you, Frank." '.Barnev and Pomp grinned. "Golly, I don' tlck dey want fo' to boffer Marse Frank berry much,,. Said Pomp. "Bejabers, I wndn't be In their shoes," averred Barney. "Ob, we won't do anytblnp to them," laughed Frank. Not un less they do II014ething to us.' "A very good proviso!" declared Sharpe. "Well, I will coast around and tlnd out just when they meditate making the attack." And be proceeded to do so. He visited the town and frequented all the drinking places In a close dis anise. lie beard, as a result, the whole plan. It was the topic of the hour. The detective gathered ln all the Information that he could and chuckled m high glee. It will be a surprise to them when \hey know that we are pre pared for them," he muttered. "I hope it will be a good Jesson." He returned at once to the Phaeton with his information. The shades of night were falling. "Well, Frank," he said, as he came abcard, "I have got all the news. The gang intend to capture ns to-night at midnight." "We will be ready," said Frank, with a grim smile. CHAPTER V. INTO THE ASHANTEE COUNTRY, A. FEW daring and evil splrit.s were responsible for this attempt to capture the Phaeton. In such communilies as Avon where law is not known, such ro!llans generall] hold undisputed sway. Their influence is potent. Tbe gang which bad set out onder the lead ol a few projectors num bered fully a hundred. This would havl' seemed a sufficient force to overwh11lm the defend ere of the Phaeton, and ordinarily this would have been true. Had it been a case of life or death, the deadly dynamite gnn would have been employed. But Frank was satlslled to simply repulse the gang and not take tbe lives of any. "I don't want to kill an\ of them," he said, "but I shall try and 1 make them powerful sick." At this the others could not help but laugh. How will yon do that, Frank!" asked Sharpe. You shall see!P Under Frank's directions now several coils of almost lnvisib!e wire were brought out. Barney and Pomp proceeded to make a circle with this wire not mor(' than twenty yarus from the Phaeton. The wire was pot on stakes or pins about a foot frOIJI the ground. Another circle was made ten fel!t beyond that, and so on until tlve circles were completed. This made a perfect network or wires about the These were connected with the dynamos. Frank did not put on current enonl!:h to take human life, but suffi clent to give one a stirring shock in earning In contact with the wires., Then in case the attacking force should pass the wires he had con nections made with the steel railing; which extended around the body of tbe Pb"eton. "An army of men could not get aboard!" he cried. "The Phaeton 'is bullet proof and unless they bring a cannon to bear upon us we are sale." There Is no danger of that,'' declare1 the detect! ve, for there is not a cannon in Avon.'' .1 "Then we shall certainly repulse tbe gang." I hope we shall.'' By this time darkness had shut t-hickly down, and as there was no moon this was intense. Considering the fact that they were expecting an enemy's attack the voyagers were In gay spirits. The balmy African air was much to be enjoyed, and nnLil a late hour they sat out on deck. Frank sang some delicious ballads with bis rich tenor voice, Sharpe played the jew'sharp melodiously, and Barney gave Home selections on the IIddle, while Pomp brought out bls banjo. It was a genuine concert on the forward platform of tte Phaeton. And all the wbile down in the village preparations were going on for the attack on the Phaeton. At the hour of midnight one hdndred masked men, armed and equipped, emerged from one of the shanties wbicb adorned the main street and marched sllently to the outskirts of the town. An excited crowd followed at some distance. If the occnJtants of the Phaeton bad any sympathizers in the town they were discreetly silent. Up in the darkness the attacking party crept until within one hun dred yards of the Phaeton. Then tbey let out a yell and atarted for tbe vehicle. The Phaeton bad been in absolute darkness until this moment. Now, however, the searchllgbt's glare shot full into the face of the attacking party. At llrst Its blinding brilliancy staggered them, but they rushed on. It would have been better for them if they had retreated. There was a sudden shock and stifled yells. Dark forms went bounding into the air and rolled over upon the ground. A literal heap of teem were struggling and squirming over the tlngUna wires. It Is needless to say that the attack ended ln a complete root. The astonished and discomfited romans retreated In hot haste as soon as they could recover. 1 Some of ttem, in anger, tired their pistols at the Phaeton. The bullets rattled against tbe pilot bonae, but did no damage. On my word," cried Sbarpt>, that is not polite. I'd give them a volley back." "No," replied Frank; "I am satisfied. We have got tbe best of them, and tnat is enougb. If we opened tlre we might kill some of them, and that would be bad.'' "They deserve it." Undoubtedly, but lt ls mucb better to let them go." And Frank's wise counsel prevailed. The effect of this repulse upon the denizens or Avon was remarkable. There was a revulsiOn of feeling, and those who bad Instigated the affair were brought into decided disrepute. In fact numberless free .Ogbts ensued, and tbe tide of popular opin Ion tnroed In favor or the Pbneton's crew, "Just what I expected," said Frank, nonchalantly. "We took the best way of chaps: Well, Jet us waste n<> farther time In Avon." Then you think we had better go on to the gold tlelds?" asked Sharpe. "Yes." "And trust to tlndlng Biglin there?" I think eo. It is safe to llBSnme that he bas gone thither." Well, I think so, too.'' /


BEYOND 'l'HE GOLD COAST. 'l So preparations were at once pot onder w ay to carry out this move. Before the natives had folly time toreallze it, tile Electric Phaeton had departed from their midst. Frank bad studied maps eft the country carefully, and was convinced that b) following the base of this mountain range, he would be en abled to reach the principal diggings WI easily as any way. While the Phaeton was so constructed that It could easily climb any mountains, yet more rapid progress could be made on the level. So the v oyagers kept along over level plains, and through smooth valleys, skirting timber belts, marshes and jungles, as much as possible. They were now properly in the Ashantee country. "We might run op to Coomassie, and pay Kmg Prampeh a visit,'' said Frank, "but I am afraid we might have t r oub l e with him. They say that his tastea are capricious, and he might take a great aotion to the Phaeton." "In that case, you might feel compelled to give it to him, ell!'' laughed Sharpe. It is possible." "Then I think we will give King Prampeh a wide berth." But we are m his dominions, and may be called upon to pay him tribute of some kind." .. or course we will do that." 11 I will send him my respects," said Frank; 11 that is the best I have." Thus tbay jested and apprellended little danger. In f3ct there wns only one thing Frank ever feared with the machine aad that was a battery of guns. "Small arms can have no terror for us," he said ; "but a cannon is our destruction." The country was now or the wildest and roughest dascripuoo. There was uo longer tte least particle or doubt but that they were In Africa. The tomd heat, the trl>pical foliage, and the beasts and birds of th e jungle were all in evidance. Tile wild beasts were extremely shy, howeTer, and slunk out or sight as the Pllaeton appeared. Bot lions and leopards were seen, and any number or hyenas or wolves of the jungle. After two days journeying without encountering any sign or human habitation Frank se l ected a narrow, high walled pass in the moun tain range and entered it. Upon the other side he expected to come upon the gold fields, so all were on the qui vive. Thus far no sign of human being had been seen. But now the tlrst thrilling incident occurred. Frank and Sharpe were in the pilot-bouse, when suddenly the declutched tbe young inventor's arm. 11 Look!" he gasped. Both beheld what was a t the molflent a surprising object. High up on a spur of rock, out over the gorge, there was a human But they did not. To the c ontt;ary they began to climb down into the gorge and make signs or a frlt, ... :lly nature. Hello exc l aimed Sharpe. That is goed. They evidently mean us well." I should say so," said F r ank, warily; but keep an eye out." "Can we d o than treat. with them!" "No. We shall be c om pe lled to do that." The Ashaotee warri ors ha d come down into the gorge, and were several hundred in number. They seemed very pea c efully inclined, and persist e ntly bent upon makiqg the near acqaa i ntan c e or tbe voya gers Indeed they came boldly up to the Phaeton Frank foresaw the m eaning o f Lhis, and raising the sash or the pilot-boose window shouted : "Hello there! Who speaks Eogllsl!!" The Asbantees halted and bega n to chatter and Jabber among themselves excitedly Then one of them advanced with a slmpermg bow, and said: "Me speak Inglis. Me say s o Speak to me." "Good I'' cried Frank. What do you want with usr "Tobacco!" At all the natives cheered and danced furiously. Frank opened a locker and took out some plugs or chawiog tobacco. These he tossed out into the crowd. Instantly there was a scram ble. After this was over there was a demand for more. But Frank curtly refused it, whereupon the spokesman of the gang ventured again. "Inglisman want heap gold! Want me lind it fo' hlmT" "Well," said Frank. "Where Is it to be found!'' The black pointed over the mountain wal,l. "Heaps over dar!" he said, b'loog to King Prampeb. No touch it. Cut head off. Not for Eoglisman Over there more," pointing in the other d irection, "lind it fo' Inglisman glb black man whisky "I have no whisky for you!'' replied Frank, bluntly, "bot if you will show me the way to the gold fields where the white men are, I will give you more tobacco." At this there was a dlscus1ion among the black warriors. Then the spokesman said again: "Let us come Into white mao's cart! We talk, tell heap news?" Whew!" exclaimed Sharpe, "they haven't any gall, ha v e they!" "Well, they don't come it over us that way," said Frank "they are e;oing to give us trouble.'' "You t h ink so!" "Ob, sore!" Than we had better get ready." "By all means.'' Barney and Pomp were already armed with Winchester&; the de tec t i v e did the same. figure It w as a re m a r kab l e specimen of a human being. Frank quietly made the secret connecti o ns between the wag o n rail It was not a white man as It was e asy to see. But a black, almost and the dynamos. A touch of an electric key and the current would. naked sav e for a breech clout or leopard skin. be made. Yet the black's form was outlined aaainst the sky in bold relief and If they can p a s s that, be mut t ere d "then they are welcome to he was a literal aJant. "' come that's all." He wore an en"'ormoos headdress and carried a shield and javelin or I Bot be bad no idea that they could do this. assegal. He was Intently watching the PhaPton. Frank maae.}laste now to reply to the b l ack spokesman What he It was to him undoubtedly an aston odin a spectacle said w as dec iSIV e It was safe to say that It was the nrs't time he had ever seen a "No, my black friend," he "You cannot come into our wagvehicle of the siZQ and kin

I 8 BEYOND 'l'HE GOLD COAST. the Phaeton came ouL at the other end or the defile iuto no open country. Boundless plains extended as far as eye could reach. As the machine rolled out upon Lhe level grouoa, it gain'ild fresh impetus and danger ceased. The Ashaotees were left behind and out or sight in a twinkling. In an hour's time the mountain range was but a speck on the horizon. The voyagers were now In a cllttereot sort or country. There were rolling uplands, little breaks and rivers with shallow waters and snody beds. This looks like auriferous soli," cried J.<'rnok. I think we are in the gold fields.'' They had just:rorded a small stream and gained no eminence. "And so we aret" cried S!Jarpe excitedly. "Look!" Not fi't'e miles distant the curling smoke or camp:lres was seen. Also the white gleams or tents and even the green thatch or bnstily erected buta. Down the eminence the mnchloe went a.od at the base, c11me to a small brook, and in the Bllnda two rough bellrded men were crndliog sold. Frank iostnotly brought the Pbnetoo to a halt. "Hello, friends!" he cried through the pllothouse window. The two miners stared blankly llt the strange vehicle. One or them maonged to make reply: HeUo, strawugersl Have ye cum far!'' "From Avon and tbe coast," replied Frank. The miners dropped their lmplementll and came eaeerly forward. Do ye bring any lettersr they naked. Wb11t the deuce Is this! A new kind or a atage without !losses, ebt How does she runr All these queries and more besides Frank hastened to answer to the beat or his ability. Then he learned that they had really reached the Ashantee gold lelds. One or the many mining camps was near at hand. When asked about new arrivals one or the men scratched his head, and replied: I reckon there were four or five cnme last night. Don't kuow anybody by the name or Biglin. Go clown lbere to the camp and ask the boas assayer. He kin te!l ye. Yea, I recklo they struck out tew ther nortb'ard somewbnr fer a new prospect. Reckon they'd have done about as well right yer." "Much otlliged to you, said Frank. "We will go down to the camp." The minel'il stared at the Phaeton as It rolled br. "We are evidently objer.ts or great curiosity," said Sharpe; "just to think or the Phaeton for a stage conch.'' "It wae natural that they should," said Frank; "this Is probably the flrat wheeled vehicle that ever came Into these parts." Every moment now the camp drew nearer. A few miners were Idly lounging about the place. But the major tty or them were prospecting. The aasayer was a queer old fellow with spectaclesnod a pipe. He answered the questions curtly. "Yu," he auld, "three men reglatered here yisterday. They have fune up inLo the Pyramid Hills. One of them has a pocket up there think. I've got their names on the He hobbled into the little cabin, and came out with a couple or llbel!ta or paper pinned together. ( On these were the names or tile three prospectors, who bad gone on lnto the Pyramid Illl19. Tiler names are Clark DonoYao, Sam Baaaet, an' Tony Biglin. They're all from Accra." Frank turned and gripped Sharpe's hand. Wf!re on the right track," he SILid. "Luck Ia with us!" "You're right!" cried the detective. "Now, for the Pyramid Hills. Without doubt that Is where the mloels.,. But before the Phaeton could be started ahead, a startling thing oc curred. There was the thud of llylng hoofs, and up dashed a horse and tlder. The horse was of u. part Arab breed, peculiar to the country, and the rider was or such unusual appearance, that be at ooet> claimed the attention of alL CHAPTER VII. AN ADDITION TO THE PARTY. *TAU. and l!lender, and pallid as a ghost was the rider, who really quite a young mao. His eyes were hollow and restless and dPep set lnthelr sockets, with the stamp of one who had suffered from Intense mental strain and sor row. He threw hlmlelr from the horse at:d touched his wide brimmed hat. He was armed and equipped as a miner. But it could plainly be seen that he was not of the same stamp. He Hashed buL a glance at the Phaeton and Its voyagers. He spoke lturrledly to tbe assayer. "You are the keeper or the hostelry beret' be asked. "Yes," replied the old mao. Did three men stop, with you within two days! They were bound for the Pyramid Hills. "They have gooeothltbflr," was Lhe aesayer'e reply. I thank you.'' The young mao turned to remount bot a suddeli thought came to him. "Walt," be said. "Can you give me their oamea!" "Yes," replied the assayer, "they were Clark Donovan, Sam Bas set and Tony Biglin." "The same," muttered the rider. "I must overtake them.'' All thia Frank Reade, Jr .. and Sharpe had heard as if in u. dream. Not until this moment did Frank act. Then he cried: Wait, sir. I want to speak with you!" The rider turned in a hair stnrtled way nod his eyes flashed. While his hand involuntarily went to his pistol butt. "Well!" he said, looking at Frank with atracge, wild eyes. I want to know your name.'' "I decline to give it." The young rider made another movement to mount. But Frank cried: "At leaet let us compare notes. We are In quest of the same three men.'' The look or astonishment In the rider's eyes was deep. You seek Lhemt" be asked. "Yes." "Ah, but your mission-well, and what do von seek thalli fort'' "One of them, Biglin, 111 under suspicion for a great crime committed In the United States some time ago." A hoarse cry escaped the other You are right," be cried, and an innocent mao suffers for it. But who are you!" "I am Frani!: Reafle, Jr., Inventor or the Electric Phaeton, and tH'ia is Mr. Seelab Sharpe, detective from New York. He bas extradition papers for Biglin." "It will be hard to enforce law in this country," said the rider, Ironically. "Well," said Frank, "it Is evident that you are upon the same quest as ourselves. Will you not join company with usr "I prefer to travel alone.'' Frank only smiled. "I can ootlerstnnd how yoa feel,'' he said, but there ill no need of that. We are warm friends or yours." "What do you meant' "I will tell you. You decline to tell us who you are, but I am quite Bore that I know. You are an escaped prisoner from Slog Slog prison. You are Alfred Morden." The tableau was one worthJ or the dramatic stage. The wild eyed rider stood like istatue. He groaned as If In d epalr. "Are all my hopes to be again blasted!'' be exclaimed. "No!" cried Frank, Impetuously-" not If you will listen to reason and accept mJ offer or friendship. We all know you to be an inno cent man, and even If we do not bring the guilty mao to justice, we will do nothing to restore you to your bated prison life. Believe us, we will help you.'' Alfred Morden gave a cry of wild joy and staggered forward. Do you mean that!" he cried. It Is no decoy-no trap!" "Never!'' cried Frank. "You shall see. Let me tell you the pro:nise I made to your mother.'' With which the young Inventor told the fugitive all-hQW be had cared for his distressed and loYing mother, and bad uodeltaken, at his own expense, to lind the rascal Biglin. To all of which Alfred Morden listened rapL!y, and then cried with all his heart: "Heaven bless you, sir. Yon are truly a noble friend. But when 1 heard of Biglin's rascality, I could no longer stay behind prison bars. I felt bound to risk public censure, all to have my revenge upon him." "You cannot be blamed," Bllld Frank, "altbough you were not a! together discreet. But all will come oat right, I am sore.'' If we can make Biglin confess then there will be hope.'' "I believe that he will be compelled to when we confront him wltb the against blm." "So do I," agreed Sharpe. More conversation followed In which even the keaper of the hotel and assay office participated. Indeed," he said, I think I beard the three rascals discussing th9 gold claim you speak of. They had some kind or a plan--" That II it," cried Alfred; the plan Is mine and was stolen.'' said Seelah Sharpe. "We are plainly waatlog time here, gentlemen." Let us be off then," crled Frank. They had no clew to guide them, but the old assayer showed t!Jem the course to the Pyramtd Hills. Then the Phaeton bo"ltled away O't'er the plain. Numberless placers and shafts were passed, and hundreds or miners were seen In the beds or streams and basins engage::! in cradling gold. But l!he Phaeton boomed on until the11t were left behind anti they entered a region which llad plaluiy not been greatly e.xplo'red as yet. For all they knew this region might be eYeD richer lo gold than the one they bad left. Bnllt was not a ptospectiug tour our friends were upon but a mao bunt. It was to see a great wrong righted. A range of billa loomed up before them now. 'l'bat these were the Pyramid Hills was very evident from their shape. The Phaeton bore down for them.


BEYOND THE GOLD COAST. 9 Bot darkness waa at band and Frank decided tbal. It was wlseet and beet to make camp. Little could be accomplished at night. So a good apot wu selected In the verge or a jungle and here the Phnetoo waa brought to a stop. 'ihere was a spring of clear water oeur and Pomp brought some of it aboard In a bucket. There was a path which led down to the spring and the darky men tlooed this to Frank. "-Golly, )(arse Frank, p'raps It nm a fac' dat we am nigh some plautashuo, sab, or some village oil de Africkaos." "Oh, I guess not," said Frnok, uoochalaot!y; "it II probably made by wild animala going down to drink.'' Night came on dark and silent.. There waa no moon and the gloom waa impeoetrabil.>. Not ootll the black mantle had thickly settled down Willi the grave-llke silence broken. Then the distant call ot wild be&Hts from the jangle waa plnloly to be heard. The scream or the jackal and the sullen roar or the prowling lion waa blended, Pomp scratched his woolly bend and remarked: lie mighty glad I alo' out In dat jangle dis moment. Golly, wouldn't dut lion jes' mnke a meal ob one, eb!" Begorra, It wud be a tough one he'd mnke olf you," put In Barney with a chuckle. This caa118<1 Pomp to throw ap his bead and sntff scornfully. "Yo' fink dat am a berry smaht remark, sab, bat it a bit smabt at all, sa h." "I take notice It made yez smart a bit though," averred Barney. Don' yo' git ge.y wif me, l'lsb. I don' tee! a bit loike toolio' wlf 'JO'.'' Begorra, rn have me say an' the divll a bit care I fer you or any body else," blustered Barney. "Shure It's not intimidating me yez wlll be." And so ro>tort followed retort antll the two jokers got appnreotly in dead earnest. Then one thing followed another oatil Barney got Pomp fairly mad. The darky made a bolt for tbe cabin. Barney pat oot biB foot, and Pomp stumbled over it. This was the climax, to be sore. The darky spranst to his teet, and there was a desperately angry light in his eyee as he shook hla woolly bead llke a mad ball and cried: Bl dar! look oat fo' yo'sef, chlle--l'se a-com in'!" Down went his bend, and llke a battering rnm he shot forward. Bnrney dodged, ao4-Crast..l Pomp'a bead struck the framework of the door. It knocked the darky back a bit, but It was only a temporary hindrance. The blow would bnve killed an ordinary man. Barney thought It tbe funoleet thing be bad ever seen. He fairly collapsed with laughter, and this sealed his fate. Quick as a !lash Pomp turned and made another dash tor him. Tbla time Barney was unable to geL out or the way. The darky's head struck him fall In tbe stomach. For a moment the Celt thought the world was full or brilliant scintillations. He went down In a heap and Pomp oa top of him. As soon as he could recover his breath be grappled with the dnrky. Then followed a lively tussle. How It might have ended it was not easy to say, but at that momeo' a cry came to their ears. It was Seelab Sharpe's voice. The detective was on the forward platform. "Bello!" be shouted. "Come quick! There Ia danger here." Frank Reade, Jr., and Alfred Morden, who were in the cabin also, raahed out. Frank wu lostaotly hy the del.ective's aide. What Ia the matl.ert" he asked. "Shl" said Sharpe, shrinking back behind the dasher, "there's a hundred of those native blackl In the jungle there. I believe tha' they mean to attack us.'' It waa a startling statement. CHAPTER VIII. THE GRASSY LAII:B, FoR a moment Frank waa dumfounded. Then an locldeot brought hla wits back. There Willi sharp ringing sound over bla head, and an object fell at hla feet. The detectlve picked it up. It was a javelin. It had been dung from the darkness, and struck the wail of the pllot-hoaee just over their heads. If It had struck either one of them, It would have terminated. hla career Instantly, for there was no doubt that It waa poisoned. "I think we had better eet Into the caNo,'' said Frank. Look out, everybody! Swlog the search-light Into the jungle, Barney!" All rolght, sorl" The next moment the glare of the light showed the very depths of the jungle before them, and the explorers were astounded. The place seemed to merally swarm 1tltb black forms It waa a ver ltable nest of the Asbantee warriors. 'l'h" voyagers lj.Onght the security of the cabin none too quick. A Kreat shower of javelins came rattling about, but did no harm. Then a chorus of savage war cries made the night air hideous. hesitated, somewhat at a loss to know juat what to do. had the choice of making a light or backlog &be Phaeton out and beating a retreat. The latter move was much against his prlcclple, and yet he was loath to Lake the lives or so many of the black wretchee. Begorra, will we give thAm the electhric guo, sorf' cried Barney, "Wult," Frank said, in perplexity. But he bad little time lelt In which to decide. However, be made up hia mind with sudden lmpolse. He rushed to the keyboard and started the electric engines. "What are you going to do, Frankl" asked Sharp, the detective. "I believe I'll aroid a battle if 1 can," said Frank. "You cannot." "Whyt" They have hemmed us in on every band. Look yonder!" Frank looked oat over the plain, and gave a violent start. A great line ot fire wua running through the dry It waa gaining headway every moment and ruahiog toward the jangle. They were truly hemmed in. The blacks were upon one aide, the fire upon the other. IL wae a question between the blacks or tbe fire. "By gracloaet exclaimed Frank In diemay; "we are forced into 1L There ia no possibility of runn ing that line of llre. '' "Our situation is a desperate one at best," cried Alfred Morden. "The fire will run right through the jungle.'' What is beyond the jungle!" asked Frank, But of course none In the party knew. It eeemed aa If a swamp must exist on the other aide. In case to cut Into the juogle would be riaky. The affair was fast assuming a most thrillior aspect. Madly the fire gaioed headway. To add to it all the blacks were close at hand iu their attack. Frank drew a deep breath. Hia blood was up now, and be was angry. be cried, "if they will have it, let Lbem take the cooa .. queoces. Here goes then!" With which he rushed forward to the electric guo. The blacks had m&Baed not fifty yards distant, and were just starting to the attack. Frank aimed the guo into their very midst. They were directly in the course he most take, and of course be waa warranted in sweeping them from hia path. So he did not hesitate to fire. The dynamite shell struck full In their front rank, exploding with terrific force and noise. The llffect was tearful. The air was lllled with llylng debrla and black forms. The loss ol life must have been great, How great It waa never poaalble to learn. For Frank sprang to the keyboard and started the electric engines. Forward sprung the Phaeton. As lt did so black forms came yelllog and llercely straggling about lt. The blacltP were evidently in dead In Lhelr attack. They meant to capture the vehicle If they coul d. But the Phaeton brushed them aside itke rues. Barney and Pomp gave those on the deck a bot reception with their Wlocbesters, and Into the jungle plunged tbe Phaeton. Frank preued a spring and threw oat the keen knives upon the hubs and axles. These fairly mowed a fearful path through the brittle cane and reeds. It was a desperate move. 'rile white men had only one chance aad one hope. This was that they would lind safety upon the other aide or the jungle. All depended upon tbis. Into the dense growth went t.he terrible machine. Tile great canes went down and Wl\re cut up lllte grass before the scythe of a mowing machine. On and on pushed the Phaeton. The llre came roaring up now close In rear. It seemed as If it must overtake them. My soull I am afraid we are. done tor, Frank I" cried Seelab Sharpe. "We are Joatl" groaned Morden. But Frank set biB teeth !irmly llDd said: "Not yeti" The next momeo' a terrible obstacle appeared In their path. It waa a group or banyan trees, deep rooted In the heart of the jun gle. The banyan tree Ia a curloua gro"fth. Ita branches, extending outward many teet, send o'her braqcbes down to the earth to take powerful root, making a complete network or strong roots and cover io,e: many yards square. To drive the Phaeton through these was lmpoesibie. To go around them was not Dismay seized upon all. The mighty wall or fire waa close behind. The Ashaotee warriors had vanished. But Frank Reade, Jr. did uot lose biB bead. He was always to be depended upon In an emergency. Quick lUI a. llash he laid to Barney: "Take the steering wheel. When I give the signal go ahead." I


10 BEYOND THE GOLD COAST. I will, sorl" Tbeo ou' ouw the platform the young inventor sprftng. It was bot a moment's work for him to sigh' the electric goo. He threw a projectile into tbe breech ond llred iL. There was a dear ening roar and the great banyan tree's wugh arms were rooted up and hurled aside as If by giant bands. Once more Frank sent tbe powerful dynamite among the tough roots. They could not wiLhetand such rending power. Up they came and an opening was literally riven through the pow erful roots. Then Barney sent the Phaeton ahead. There was not n moment to spare. Tbe Phaeton came out upon tbe other side or the jungle. But it seemed for a moment as if It was only from one death trap into another. For ita wheels ran deep Into water. Tall sawgrass and reeds rose above the roof. But Frank knew that this was their salvation. Quick as a flash be sprung to the keyboard and brought the mo.cblne to a bait. It floated In a dozen feet or water now in a sort or channel between the reeds. The searcb-lij:!ht was sent Oarir1g down this by Pomp. Tltey bad run lnto1an overllowed tract or swampy lake. They were now safe from the flre. It wo.s cracltling and dying behind them. In Jess than an boor every ember had expired at the water's edgo. Sharpe and Morden were not a little anxious as to their position. Will we ever be able to haul the Phaeton out of here, Frank!'' the detective asked. "Pshaw! of course we will,'' said Frank; ", tbe Phaeton was con structed with a view to fording rivers and lakes and will float and can be navlr,ated anywhere. There are paddles which can be applied to the wheels. This greatly relieved the fears of the two passengers. It was decided to remain in the saw-gross until daybreak. Frank more than half anticipated another attack from the Ashac.tees. Bot lt did not come. Daybreak came a' last. Then from the roof of the Phaeton they were able to see over the top of the saw-grass tbe broad waters or an Inland sea. So broo.d was It that the opposite shore was out of sight. There was hardly a breeze to ripple Its surface. Frank saw the Pyramid Hills to the northward and said: I believe our nearest way to reach them Is to cut across this upper end or the lake." So do II" agreed Sharpe, and the opinion WIIS unanimous. So It was decided to cross the lake at this point. The paddles were put on the wheels and the start made. And th1s revealed a curious fact. The bottom of the lake was visible everywhere, and was co>vered with grass. The water was nowhere over a dozen feet in depth. It was easy to understand, therefore, that this great lake wo.s a newly made one, and the result of some sort of a great overflow. Through this the Phaewn Its way slowly bot sorely. It was near the hour of noon, when they ran up Into a little inlet which wo.s blest with a hard gravelly shore. A surging torrent of water here rushing down from the direction of the bills. It was evidently a river which was fed by some higher body of water in the Pyramid HUla, and which had suddenly risen so as to overflow the lower level. "Shall we go ashore here!" asked the detective. Yes," replied Frank, "and now 1 believe that the serious part or our undertaking bas begun." CHAPTER IX. THB V ALLBY IN THB HILI& FRANK's words were prophetic. serious part of the undertaking had just begun. From this pomt on events were to assume a tbrilllng and moat rapid devel opment. The Phaeton quickly ran ashore. High and dry upon the grassy plain, the paddles were removed from the axles, and Barney and Pomp spent an boor of bard work drying and oiling the spokes and the under port of the machine. Tbl8 precaution was taken wisely to prevent rust or corrosion. Then all clambered aboard, and straight f1>r the Pyramid Hills the course was eet. Every moment they loomed up nearer; every moment Lbe adven turers grew more eager. Young Morden was perhaps the deeply affected. Somewhere In those bills," be said, my father bunted for gold, and there contracted the fever which was the means of his death." His eyes lllled as he went on: "And somewhere in those hills I !I the fruit of bls labor-the gold which justly belongs to my mother. Before 1 torn my faca homeward I will secure It for her and also my own vindicatlcn.'' It was a resolute vow. How It was kept we hove yet to see. The Pyramid Hills were seen to well !Derit their appellation. They were solid blocks of ragged quartz, o.nd with lour steep sides towering to a peek, were indeed pyramidal. Tbat there should be gold In those rooky fastnesses did not by any means seem strange. Between the hills there was a deep valley, the like of wbicll could hardly be duplicated anywhere on the globe. Great towering heaps of marl and towers and fantastic ligures of sandstone were everywhere. It was like traveling among the ruins of some strange and outlandish city. One might easily have imagined blmsel! upon another planet, so un natural did everything seem. The shadows were deep and somber, and, Indeed, gave the voyagers a chill. "By Jupiter!" exclaimed Seelab Sharpe, "this beats all the places I ever got into! What sort of a region do yon call tbil, Frank!" ... It Is curious Indeed,'' agreed the young Inventor. How do yon explain the or such formations!" "Well,'' said Frank. reflectively, I 'hlnk it Is donhtleBB the fact that once this valley was ohe course or a .powerrul river. As It wore its way down t.hrougb the soft earth It lert these pinnacles and crags, until Dually getting to its level it disappeared itself. There is a aimilar instance in the Bad Lands of Dakota." "Well, it is indeed wonderful!" cried Morden. "Ah, wait a mo ment, Frank." The Phaeton came to a stop. The yontb leaped out and rushed to a little rivulet which flowed through tbe gravelly bed. He stoope(.l down and scooped up some of the sands. Back to the vehicle be came. "Gold!'' be cnad. "Why, there Is oceans of It here! We can wash thousands of dollars out of that gravelly bed!'' This was true. Gold seemed to be present everywhere. All that was needed was a little labor to extract It from the soil. But the errand of the travelers was not wholly to wash gold. The Phaeton was soon on lts way again. For some distance It ran oo throagb the haunted valley, as they were pleased to call it. Then they come mto what seemed to be a blind pocket or sort of coulee in the mountain side, m&B@ive walls of rock closing in upon three sides. Further progreBB in this direction seemed impossible, but just as the Phaeton was about to turn Fraak gave a little cry: "Stop her, Barney!" Tbe Cel' Then Frank leaped down from the deck and began to examine some marke in the damp sands. A traill" he 9Xclaimetl. In a moment young Morden was by his aide. True enough, there were footprints in the sand. Three inen bad entered the coulee," and their steps led directly toward the blank wall of its extremity. Here they came to a stop. For a moment the tra!lers were puzzled. is queer," muttered Morden; "can they have climbed tbe wallf' Wait!" said Frank. By the merest chance his eye had caught an object. io the white quartz of the ledge. A glance was enough. There was chiseled in the wall of rock a number, 64. Morden gave a great cry. "That is the clew to the mine,'' he cried. No. 54 was In the old plan lert by my father! Ab, now we have It!" He placed his hand upon a slab of rock which was so deftly placed against. the wall that it seemed a part or it. Bot it covered a crevtce just large enough to admit the body of a man. The secret of the mysterious trail wos out. One moment only die! young Morden hE!IIitate. Then be squeezed Into the crevice and disappeared from sight. Frank followed more slowly. He saw t bat he was in a cleft between high walls which met overhead. At tbe other en

.. BEYOND THE GOLD COAST. 11 Frank woulcl have restrained the dnrlng youth, bot Morden bad already stepped Into view. He marched boldly up to the quartz pit, In which the miners were at work. Biglin dropped bls pick and h1s jnw fell. The two rough-bearded men with blm also looked dumfounded, and for a it was a tableau well depicted by an artist. For a full minute no one spoke. Morden's terrible eyes were fixed full upon the man who bad ao deeply wronged bim. Well, Tony," be said lin ally In a gritting voice, there Is always a day of reckoning, Isn't tberer "You," gasped Biglin ln sheer amazement, "how tlld you come beret" "Rather, let me lll!k how did you come heref' Biglin drew a deep breath and In a measure recovered hlmselL Why should I not be heref' be said with cool assurance. "Who am I accountable to!" "To mel" "I rail to see 1tl" "You llel" aald Morden, hotly. "Coward I traitor! fal1e frlen:l and thief.. It was your perfidy that placed me In prison." "How did you get out of there!" asked Biglin, cooll,Y. Frank would have kept his word and killed them both, but they dl8o creetly held up their bands. For a moment be beld them, as with an eagle eye. Morden lay at his feet motlonlesa, and a httle stream of blood was trlckllng from under him. As near as he could see, Frank feared that he was shot through the bead. The younJ Inventor's soul was or steel at that moment. If it was true that y:>ung Morden was murdered, be inwardly vowed that the sternest or justice abonld be done. The third villain, Donovan, had fainted from the ahock or hla wound ao that he was not to be feared. Frank was master or the Bot bow long he could remain such he could only conjecture. However, be opened his lips and made a shrill calL He prayed tha& it might be wnfted over the ridge to Barney and Pomp. It they beard n the) would understand and come to his re-lief. I Time passed. "Well," said Biglin, after time. "What are you going to do about It, atrangert" "You will see," replle4 Frank grimly, and be repeated his call. But fortune was with him. "I broke my way ont to come aDd demand or you a full and the righting of my wronl?s." You are crazy, Alfred,' said Biglin, with cool asanrance. i I don't know what you are talking nbout. 1 wronged you in any way--" It had been heard by Barney and Pomp. V Pomp was lefL to guard the Phaeton. Bnrney and Sharpe grabbed their rifies. Hold on, Tony Biglin!'' said Morden, strcngly. "Dare you deny that you were not the real rob her or the hnnk, and that you placed the evidence in my room so as to convict mer Biglin feigned astonishment. "Now I belleve yon are crazy, Alfred," he said. "I don'L know wbat yon mean." "Dare yon deny," continued .Morden, "that yon stole the deed and description of Lbls mine from my uged mother, and cawe here to reap the fruita of the only Inheritance which my father left me!" Biglin looked blnnk. You are mad!" he sllid. "I know notblncr about your deed nor your inheritance. Mr. Clark Donovan here Is"' the real discoverer or this mine and Induced Mr. Basset and mjself to come up here and open it up. Is it not so, Donovan!" One of the miners Inclined bla bead In a hang dog way, and Wall, you bet!" "So yon sell," said Biglin co:>ll.f, "you are otl' tbe track, Alfred. I never did you a wrong turn In my and tr tbls mine was really the one your father once discovered and laid claim to, I could know nothIng or it. However, tbe clnlm would ne outlawed by this Ume, and wt sbnll contest our rights to lt. Yon see, yoa hne made a big mistake, AI fred. I an apology from you, or tbls atJalr must terminate our friendship.'' It seemed as If Morden was carved out of stone so rigid did t.e stand. ."However," continued Biglin nonchalantly, I am glad you hnve got out or prison, and I will glndly extend you my help, even to glv ing: you an Interest In this mine. Now that Is fair, considering your treatment or me." And cut my throat the first time J laid down to sleep," said Mor den In a grating voice. ''No, you cannot deceive me, Tony Biglin. I have come here for a reckoning with yon." Morden drew a long knife from his bttlt. There is but one way in which our score can be settle(). It is your life or mine." CHAPTER X. LIVELY IT was certain that Alfred Morden was deadly in earnest. He faced the vlllaln determinedly. Biglin was a trlfie pale. He did not accept the challenge, but anld: "Don't be a fool, Alfred; I am not going to fight with you." Then restore to me my rights, and give me a full confession of your wrong doing." Wby, you are a fool! I can never do Tben It must be settled between us here. It Is either your ure or mine!" All this wblle Frank Reade, lr., bad remained In the back ground, a silent listeoAr. He would at this moment have lnterpose\1 in the affair but that Biglin made a sudden signal to hie companions. Like a tlash, the one named Donovan raised a pistol and tlred. .Morden fell like a log, but almost In tbe Instant tbe second re port of a pistol rang out. and the villain dropped his weapon with a yell or agony, a bullet having passed through his hand. Frank Reade, Jr., bad fired this ehot, nod with a pistol in each hand, be sprung upon a block or quartz, crying: "Hold up, you scoundrels! Hands up, or I'll drop the both or you!" So sudden and swift was the move, that neither Biglin nor Basset had time to draw. Begorra, Mlsther Frank nlver wud make that call It he didn't nade us," declared the Celt. Well, we will respond valiantly," declared Shnrpe. Into the cleft they dodged and quickly emerged into tbe little valley. They came rapidly up to "the scene, which they took in at a glance. Biglin turned deadly pale. He saw that the game was up. Barney, tie those rascals up," commanded Frank. All roight, sor!" replied the Celt, as he proceeded to execute tbe order. Sharpe had sprnng to Morden's side. As soon as Barnt>y had Biglin and his companions bound, Donovan having come to, Frank turned to where Morden lay. The detective had brought water and was dashing It In bls face. Is it fntalf' asked the young Inventor, huaklly. Close call," replied Sharpe, iaconicaily, "Just grazed the scalp. Concusalon a little severe. Ah, now he comes to.'' Mordl'n opened his eyes. Frank was enough or a surgeon to see that happily tbe wound was of no Importance. In In a few moments Morden was upon his feet again, as well as ever, save for a dizzy head. But It was a close one," said Frank; "the rascal meant to kill you. A little neurer and he would llave done so." What to do with the prisoners was now the question. Biglin's person was searched, and the stolen papers of the mine were found. But in vain nil tried to wring from bim a confession of bls placing the stolen bank notes In Morden's trunk. I'll never admit anything;' be said, doggedly, "hang me, if you wlll.'' Morden was In a quandary. He had regained posaeaslon of bis mine, but tbls would not solve the ditHcnlty of hie life. How should he get the necessary evidence to convict Biglin. It certainly seemed as It there could be but one way, nod that would be from his Ups. After some discussion a plan or action was agreed upon. Donovan and Basset were disposed to cry bnby, and solemnly agreed to return to the coast if given their freedom. So they were taken aboard the Phaeton, carried forty mllea upon their ways, and dropped In the plains. Biglin was, however, kept a prisoner. Tbreata were of no avail. He would not yield. Finally he was bound securely, and left lo Pomp's charge aboard the Phaeton. Then all went prospecting In tbe vailuy with Mordl'n. The place was round to be a treasure trove. The young convict was very enthusiastic. It I can do no better," he said, I will make a home In this part or tbe world and send for my Oh," said Frank, but It will be better to prove your Innocence, it possible." Oh, certnlnly.'' Perhaps Biglin will pve In," I pray that he will.' What will be your ftrst operation toward opening tbls mine!" I shall return to the coast and buy a stamp mill Then I shall employ one hundred miners promising them good pay. That will be an arduous task I will succeed." "You ought to become n money king!" declllred Frank It I do, then so shall the rest of you I" "Not II' said Frank. "Thank you joat the same!" "Yon refuse the chancel" Well, there are good ren&ons. I have fortune enough and much that calls me back to Readestowo, But, perhaps Mr. Sharpe here I am a detective no longer," said Sharpe, save to convict this (


, 12 BEYOND TllE GOLD COAST. fellow Biglin. If I succeed you may repay me with an interest in your mine, Mr Morden." It Is a barg11in, '' cried Morden eagerly; all right." They bad been now four days in the valley. The Phoetoo was left in the coulee wiLh Pomp and Biglin aboard, the prospectors returning every night. But the fourth evening they emerged from the quartz mountain to receive a stunning shock. The Phaeton was not in the coulee. It WDB not in sight. I "Why, that Is queer!" exclaimed Frank. "What can have pos eesaed Pomp to go awayr "1 did Lot hear him B,feak or any such Intention," said Sharpe. "It Ia very strange, said .Morden. See, here are the wheel tracks." Sure enough, there were the wheel prints or the vehicle DB it rolled out or the coulee. The ronr very mnch surprised prospectors fol lowed them out among the pinnacleti and domes or the haunted val ley. The trallled on In wlnl!lllg course ror the entire length or the val ley until the open plain was roached. Here It was lost in the grase. The ll8tonlsbed prospectors looked in all directions for some sight or the vehicle. But in vain. Here was a puzzler. Darkoeaa wu fast coming on. Pomp'e move WDB most Inexplica ble. Begorra there was somethln' up, yez may be sure!" declared Barney. "The naygur wud oiver have gone off that way if there hadn't been.'' Oa my word I am Inclined to believe that true!" cried Frank. Bot what could have been wrong?" Perhaps the Aabantees have been beret" suggested .Morden. That's sol" agreed Sharpe. It Ia not at all unlikely." "Yet they have left no trace," said Frank. "It they came Into the conlet! to attack t.he why did they not also come Into the gold valley to attack us!" 1 There could be no reasonable explanation or this question. How ever, the fact remained that the Phaeton bad go0e. There WDB no way but to make the best of It and await for its return. So a camp-fire was made, and the four prospectors pro ceeded to make tllemaelvew comfortable for the nighs. This was the beat they could do. CHAPTER Xl. P011l"8 EXCITING EXPERIENCES. BUT what or Pomp and the Pboeton, and what was the mystery or the disappearance! It Ia a matter all very esslly explained. When Frank took the two deaperadoea, Donovan and Basset, forty miles out onto the plains and left them he expected that they would naturally have the cour tesy and good 88088 to continue on to the coast. But be made a mistake. Neither or the rDBCala entertained any each an idea. They had been Jet into the secret or the finest gold mines In the country, and they did not Intend to abandon the chance or getting a fortune from it. Moreover, they were not by any means lnchned to be disloyal to their employer and associate Biglin. "I'm tellln', Donny old boy," said Basset, holding up his bandaged band, "I ain't done wid them jays yet. I'll make 'em pay fer that paw an' yea kin jlat bet I will." "I'm yores, honey," declared Doooran, with a string or oaths, "and here's rightaboat face. I reckon we oagbter do fifteen or twenty mile a day." "Yew bet. I say, old covey, why kain't we work our cards to down the bull gang Ia tber sleep an' glt bold or tbet electric wag \ "We'll try It bard." Thus plotting they kept on their way back to the hUla. The Phaeton had long since gone oat or sight. There was nothing to rear from lt. The two villains kept on steadily and such good progress did they make, thaL on the morning of the third day they came In sight Of the hUlL They had not gone hungry in the meanwhile, for Frank had bet!o kind enough to leave good food with them to !nat them on tbelr journey to tbe coaet. Reaching the haunted valley, they tbemaeivea aGd watch ed the Phaeton assiduously. They were not able to do anything that day or night, for some body was conataotly on guard. Bot they drew near enough to 0\'8rhear conversations, and Jearn that their compatrfot, Biglin, was a prisoner on board. "That settles It, old pal," said Donovan. "We've' got to glt aboard there an' do that nigger up ter-morrow. Thet'a all we've got to do." "We'll take him when tber others are off prospectin'." "Jea' sot" "IL'Il be a dead go!" 'l'be fourth day, Pomp kept watch on deck nearly all the morning. The darky neTer once the proximity of the two roman!!. He supposed, as dill all the others, that they were far on their way to the const, and this was his grand and fatal mistake. What Pomp was on the lookout for wall the AshanLee warriors, but it was evident very clearly, that there were none or theee In the vlcm lty. So the dnrky felt quite safe. In

) BEYOND THE GOLD COAST. 13 The captors of the Phaeton were Tiley could not restrain their delight at their Important acquisi tion. "This Is great!" cried Biglin. "J tell you, boys, we wiU travel over Africa now!" "You bet!" "We needn't he afraid of an army." "Hurrah!'' They made free with everything on board, to Pomp's agony. "Oh, wha' will Marse Frank link!" the faithful darky kept groan log to himself. "He nebber forgib dis chile in all his life!'' In vain the darky tried to think of some way to circumvent his foes. He tried every plan. If dey wud only jes' glt out on dat for'ard platform all together, and put dere hands on dat rail, I'd hab 'em solid," he reUectad, and he looked at the little connection of wires which wonld throw the cQr rent Into the rail. Once, two of them were at the rall, but Pomp dared not try the scheme. He could easily have shocked those two into ln&ensibllity, but the third one cou l d have blown his brains out for it. De time ain' come yet," muttered the darky. Mebbe It will," and he kept wr.tch. It is often suii! "to those who walt all things come." There was a literal verification of this proverb In the present case. A discussion of the electric goo led up to the consummation of Pomp's keen desirl'. Biglin led the way out onto the front platform. He stooped dow,n over the gun leaning on the rail us he dl

14 BEYOND THE GOLD COAST. Then an examination was made, and his wounds were found to be I am glad or that," said Biglin, gratefully. not necessarily fatal. All through thla ordeal be preeprved a sullen J wtll do all I can to mitigate your sentence. At least I will not alienee. appear against yon In any trial.'' No questions were asked him, .and no conversation made. Bat in The wretch was quite overcome, and wept profusely. the pilot-boose a little later a ronsoltation was held. "I don't think I shall live to reach America," be aald. "That What shall we do with hlmf" was the query. lion's tooth went pretty deep Into my shoulder. Bot in any event I "We cannot very well leave him here," said Frank, "be wool:l feel better." die." I The eonlesaion or Biglin qolte changed all plans. "Which would he a mercy to the world at large," said Sharpe. the detective, took him formally into custody, serving the "Undoootedly, bot it would not be humanity. I think we had betpapers or arrest upon him. Then Morden said to Frank: ter take him through to tbe coast." "When yon get back to New York tell my mothPr all, and that I "Perhaps he will relent on the way and make a confession," said shall come back to her safe and well, and with a fortune." Morden, hopefully. I will do so," agreed Frank. "Perhaps be wilL" To Sharpe Morden said: So the matter was decided. I am sorry that von have got to return to New York with the Decent burial was given the remains or Donovan and Basset. prisoner, bat I will say this: Yon shall return by the next steamer Their vlllalnil!l were at an end. and share with me the proceeds or the tnlne." Then the journey to the coast was continued. "That Is very generous," replied Sharpe, and I accept." Every day now thay drew nearer to the coast. Thq even fancied Thus all the plane were made. that they could _feel the salt air. Barney and Pomp had alrendy begun to take the Phaeton apart, so This would be a relief from the stlfting bent and oppression or tbe that It could be packed In sections aboard the steamer, Interior. The climate was certainly very trying to all. Alfred Morden took leave or the party, making his way to a small One day they topped a rise, and the great spread of the Atlantic settlement a few miles down the coast. lay before them. A great cry or JOV went up. Thence be proceeded at once to Accra to procure material and The machine bad soon reached the shore. There was Cape Three a party of miners. Points, bot the Golden City was not there. But Frank said: Promptly tile Golden City appeared In the little bav or Cape Three It Is not due until to-morrow, anyway. There Ia plenty of time Points. Tben the machine was taken aboard in sections. ;yet." A couple or days were spent in this manner. But lioally the Gold At this juncture Barney came forward, and said: eo Cit] turned her prow "Mistber Frank, the sick mau wants to see yez The journey home wae propitious aud without special Incident. The Frank went aft to the little compartment where Biglin lay in a bunk. Golden City arrived safely in New York. The villain's race was strangely changed as Frank entered, r.nd The Phaeton was packed aboard a train and sent on to Readestowu. was a new light In his eyes. Barney and Pomp went thither with it. "Mr. Reade," be sa,id, I've made up my mind." Tony Biglin waa taken to the Tombs by Detective Sharpe There Whatf" said Frank. he was committed for trial. I 11m going to confess. I know that I have done wrong; I am the And so ended the great trip beyond the Gold Coast. man wbo ought to serve that sentence for bank robbery and I am go. But the most gratifying reward Frank J:l.eade, Jr., received waa tbe lng to do it. My life is broken now anyway, and I feel sorry for AI Intense joy anrl gmtitude or Mrs. Morden. Sbe was utterly unable to fred. I am going to set blm right." express herself in words. I am glad to hear you say tbat, said Frank. I shall bave more "God will forever bless you," she said; I can say no more." respect for you bereafter. Shall! cllll In the others!" Bat this satisfied the philantllropic young inventor. He waa well If yon please." aatlslled. In response to tbl!l request the rMt or the party came in. Big He returned to Readestown and resumed work upon a new Ioven lin then told biB atory. tion. Bot letters came to him regularly from the Gold Coast. It completely cleared Morden In every particular. A great load They told or the of Morden and Sharpe, and how they bad seemed lifted from Biltlin's mind when be had llnlshed. made a vast sum out of the Pyramid Hllls mines. Some day they In "At any rate," be srud, "I feel betl4!r. I was not mysell all the tended to return to America. while I knew that Allred was behind bars. I am willing to go to Tony Biglin went to prison, but It was said that he was happier prison." there for the knowledge that he bad done the right thing. Alfred Morden arose and said: Barney and Pomp are still In Readestown as lively aa two crick Tony, yon did me a great wrong. Yon broke oar friendship and eta, and only wailing for Frank Reade, Jr., to take a new start for eo11t me a heap or suffering. But I want to aay thia to you, that I some other exciting field of adventure. bave no bard feellng11 against you." Until such time let us take a short leave of them and write [THE END.) -cfse:t-u..1 a:n..d. :I::n..str"U.cti v e :Soo:lE..s. BOW TO STUFF BIRDS AND ANIMALS.-A valuable book, giving Instructions in collecthig, mounting and preserving birds, animals and Insects. Price 10 cents. 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Jr.; or. lfollowing in the Footllteos of His Dud, Part I. by Petflr Pad 130 Sam SmArt, Jr.: or, in the Footsteps of Rio Dad. Part II. h7 l'eter Price 5 Cents. No. 12 the 13 Six Weeki$ in tbe OloudA; or. Frank Reade, Jr.'s Air Ship, the Thunderbolt of the Skies. 14 Frank Reade. Jr.'s Electric Air Racer; or, Aronnd the Globe in 'fhirty Days. 'IG Frank Reade, Jr and His FIJing Ice Ship; or, Dri,en 76 Electric Sea Engine; or, Huntiog for a Sunken Diamond Mine. '11 Frank Reade. 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Wild and Wonderful Adventures 1n tiorth Auatralill.. 91 Ftank Reade, Jr.'s Search For & Lost 1\lan io His Lat estAirWonder. 92 l!unk Reade, Jr In Oentral India; or, The Saaroh For the Lost Savants. 93 Reade Jr.' Wonderfnl 9f Over the Andes Wttb. Frank Reade. Jr in Hie New Air-Sbip; or, Wild AjlventuTes in Pera. 96 ReAde, Jr.'s \Vbirlwind; or, 'l'he MJeteey of the Hidden Canyon. 96 Under the Yellow Sea; or. Frank lteacte, Jr.'a Search for the Oave of Pearls With His New Submarine Cruiser. 9'1 Around the Horizon for 'J'en Thousand Milee; or, Fra.nk Reade, Jr.'s Wonderful 1'rip With H1s AirShip. 98 Frank Keade, Jr.'a "Sky Scraper;" or, North and South Around the World. 99 or, Frank 100 From Ool\8t; or, Frank Rea1e Jr.'s Trip Across Africain Hie Electric" Boomerang." 101 Frank Reade, Jr., and His Electric Oar; or, Outltit-lO'l the Moon; or, Frank Reade. 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The Measage in the Handle ot a Daga-er. 86 Young Sleuth Decoyed; or. The Woman of Fire. 8'1 Sleuth and the Jtuoa\\ay Uircns Bore; or, Following a Pair of Wild New York lads. 88 Yonneat Atlantic City; or, The Great Seasid& Mystery. 89 Young the Detective in ChicagO; or, Unravel-M. Mystery. 90 The 1t1An in tbe Safe; or. Young Slenth as a Bank Detective. 91 Sleuth and the Phantom Detective; or, 'l'be 'l'rail of tbe Dead. 92 the or, The La.dJ' 93 or. 94 Young Sleutb and the Onsbiera Orime; or, The Evi-deroce of a Deatl Witneea. 95 in tbe 'l'oila; or, The Death Traps of 96 the Misere Uhoat; or, A. HnntFor 9'1 Young SltmtJae a Dead Oame Sport; or, 'l'be Keeo Detectives .H.use for 9tl tb.e Jpaiee' Gold; The Package 99 Youna f:;leuth and Po1i"Y Pete, the Sharper Kine: or, 'fbe Keen Det Pctive's Lottery Gawe. 100 or, KeeD 101 Young Sleuth and tbe 1\.h.d Hell &in&"er; or, 1'be f:iecret of tbe Old Church 'l'ower 102 Y Unknown; or, The Man who Came 103 Youna f:tleuth'e Great Swamp Search; or, The Min Girl of Eerglade. lot Mad Dootor; or, The Seveo tectiVe's Double Gao,e. 107 Sleuth' Ni&ht Watch; or, 1he Keen Detectiv& Guardintr .Millions. 109 YounR Sleutb and Mystery of the Dark or, T11e Crime of tbe Photograph Gallery. 1m or, Beat.-110 Young Sleuth and the Great Kine Mystery; or, Mur dered Unaer Ground. Ill Young Sleuth and tbe Runaway Heiress; or, A Gir} Wortb Million s A1noo, De.verate Crooks 112 Y Mill; or, The Ph&n113 YounR :Sleuth and the Millionaire Tramp; or, Dia114 M .. ked Ilatber of AUantlo City; or. The Mystery of a Critile of Sod. 115 Yonn Sleuth and the Mad Art.i1t; or, The Crime of thelltodio. 116 Young Sleuth'al!eot Find; or, The Secret of the JroJ> Oheot. 117 Young Sleuth's J.Jady Ferre\; or, The Keen DetectliB Wolf in :Sheep's Clothing; or. Unmasking the Prince of lmpoaton. JIB Young Sleuth's Boy Pupil; or, The KeeQ. Detective's Street Boy Pard. 120 Y Prince; or, Neck to 121 Sleuth and the Mysterious Model; or, 'I'be Secret of a Murdered Artist. 121 Youcg Sleuth and the Lad.J Phraician; or, The Mrstery of tbe Poisoaed Cup. 1'13 Young Sleuth a.ud the Actor's Crime; or, Tb Murder Before Footlights. 124 Younlf Sleuth and the Madhouse Myeteey; or. Tbe Mystic :Sign of 7 125 on the 126 or. All the above libraries are ior sale by all newsdealers in the United States and Canada, or sent to your address, p o st-paid, on receipt of price. Address P. 0. Box 2780. -FRANK TOUSEY, Publisber, 34 & 36 Nortb Moore Street; New York.


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