|Bear River Valley Leader
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|Bear River Valley Leader
BEAR RIVER VALLEY LEADER rAMER7C'1 TROOPS r - IMSS- -' T': .' ' ' ON JULY ' . . , X , 4 '1 - General Tie w of the Place de la Concorde In Paris during tUe July 4 celebration, showing American troops through. ."..'". STARTING ON AERIAL HONEYMOON l A real honeymoon in the clouds was that of Lieut. J. Ellwood Boudwin, stationed at Boiling field, Washington, tuid his bride. A special plane, painted a creamy white, was placed at the couple's disposal for their aerial honeymoon. d cabin makes an Ideal bridal chamber. The bride Is 3t was called the "Honeymoon Express," and its fiown entering the plane and Lieutenant Boudwin is shown In the pilot's seat. glass-inclose- PRINCESS OF CHEROKBES Tv TKPfTT 4 INPAR1S CHICAGO NEGRO FLEEING FOR HIS LIFE "How about It, I ked. "Are there any more of you fellows who take a chance with us 7 This Is my last offer." "What's the game?" asked a sullen jvif voice in English, and a bearded fellow, burned black, pushed his way to the front. "I used ter be Scotch; now I don't know what I am. One flag Is as good as another ter me only I want to know what sorter game I'm playin' In. Who are yerT An' whar'd yer cum frum?" "I am an English seaman," I answered shortly, "and how I came aboard makes no difference. FJght now I am theonly navigator on the Xamur. Estada is dead knifed last night by one of the buccaneers. Manuel Estevan had a hand in the busi ness, and he's safely locked in a stateroom aft. Captain Sanchez Is wounded and helpless, and those amidships are battened down below hatches. LeVere and I are the officers CHAPTER XX Continued vance so swift and unexpected the big left, and we control the deck." -1- 4"Yer mean those fellers were almln' negro had not even time to throw up We emerged through the companion, an arm in defense. With open hand I ter take the ship?" and I stepped aside as the others struck him squarely across the face. "Exactly that; now where are you rushed by. There was no shout, no lads? With Manuel and his bunch of cheer, the fellows seeming to realize CHAPTER XXI. pirates? Or with us?" the desperate nature of their work, "What er yer going ter do with us, and the importance of surprise. They an' this ship? That's the fu'st quesIn Full Possession. were outnumbered five - to one, and A roar of delight went up. I knew tion." their only hope of success lay In renI had not decided that even in my sailors and felt they would welcome a dering their opponents helpless before fight like this and their Immediate own mind, but the answer came they could rally to a defense. All the would be with me for start- promptly enough. pent-u- p hate of years was in their sympathy "I am going to leave that to the crew. It. More than that, this black ing hearts, blazed madly in their eyes; bully, ruling over them by brute force, As soon as we have all secure, I'll they were tigers leaping at the throat could be no favorite. They might fear have every man on deck, and then of their prey, yet sane enough to comhim, but with that fear would be we'll talk it over. That's fair enough that mingled hate, and a delight in his isn't it?" prehend even In their blood-rag- e they must act together. It was over downfall. "It looks fair. Come on, mates; I'm so quickly I scarcely saw It all. My In that Instant, although I cannot fer the Englishman." eyes swept from group to group the recall Only one followed him, however, a removing watchful eyes from four toiling at the cover of the main the sheep-face- d "I received an impresboy; the others remained face, negro's hatch ; the fellows racing toward the sion of never to be sullen and defiant I had no further my surroundings forecastle; and Watkins' squad driv- erased from memory the gloomy in- time to waste in explanations. I ing straight Into the grouped watch terior, the deck, foul, littered with sea glanced up at Carter's face framed in beyond the foremast. It was smartly boot md discarded clothing, and the the scuttle hole. done; Watkins had taken no cutlass, great beams overhead blackened by "Carter, pass these men up and take but went in with both fists, asking no smoke. The rays of the swinging them forward with the others. Turn questions, but battering right and ieft, slush lantern barely illuminated the them over to W'atkins. Then come his men surging after, with steel central space, the rows of bunks be- back here, and report to me." blades flaming in the sunlight. The yond They went up the ladder one by remaining mere shadows, yet this astounded watch, cursing and fighting dim, yellowish light, fell full upon the one, and disappeared onto the deck grimly, held for a moment, and then excited half circle of men who were above. Carlson and I watched the went staggering back against the port roaring about the negro. They were others until Carter stuck his head rail, unable to stem the rush, and roar a rough, wild lot, ranging in color once again through the opening. ing for mercy. I had view of Carlson from the intense black of Central "All safe, sir they was like lambs." dropping recklessly down the forecas Africa to the blond of Scandinavia, "Very well ; stand by to help. Now tle scuttle, and then sprang forward half naked some, their voices mingling you lads, lift this black and shove him myself to give a hand to the four in a dozen tongues, their eyes gleam- up to where they can get hold above." wrestling with the main hatch. To- ing with savagery. They hoisted the unconscious form gether we dragged it Into position, I know not whether Cochose luuged up the ladder and forced It through forcing relentlessly buck as we did so,- forward of his own volition, or was the hole onto the deck. At my stern a dozen struggling figures franticallypressed on from behind, yet suddenly command they crawled forth into the endeavoring to reach the deck. Shots he was within reach of me, and the sunlight. There they picked up Cowere fired, the bullets whistling battle was on, his object evidently be chose and carried him aft. through the opening, the flare lighting ing to crush me in his giant grip, I went to the main hatch, and had up the black depths below, revealing mine to oppose science to strength, the cover slipped to one side, the vaguely a mass of frantic men staring and avoid his bear-huWe swayed armed sailors gathering close about up, and cursing us fiercely in a dozen back and forth to the sharp pitching the edge, as I peered down. It was a we In of them, spite languages; but, of the ship. Then he sprang straight scene of pandemonium, revealed In the clamped the batch down tight, and at ate determined, to smash me to the yellow flame of slush lantern, a group locked it securely Into place with an deck by the very power of his on- of white faces showing clearly, as the Iron bar. But I below struggled forward, him, getslaught. Watkins needed no help; he had ms ting in two swift blows, which rocked prisoners and shouting. Ignoring gesticulating party rounded up. To my orders they his head, and tore open one cheek, their mad roaring, and the threat of were driven into the cook's galley and from which blood trickled. Yet he leveled guns, I stared down at the ina guard stationed at the door. Then I kept his feet, blindly gripping for me. furiated faces, until the clamor ceased turned to the more serious work conI evaded his clutch by leaping aside, sufficiently to let my voice be heard. fronting me in the forecastle. We but the space was far too small to per"What are you men trying to do, must have men enough to sail the mit these tactics to me? You might as well stop carry long, and bark, ftad If I was to command them, finally he had me. Yet, even as he frighten This opening Is lined with guns, that. must first of all prove my courage I crushed the very breath out and if one of you fire a shot we'll pour and enforce authority. The whole suc- seemingly of me, his giant strength met with a lead Into you. More than that ; If you cess of our effort depended on this. resistance which increased his fury. attempt to climb out there is a brass "What's going en below?" I asked. Already the fellow had lost his head, earronade trained on the hatch. So "Cursin mostly," answered Carter, bui I fought coolly, putting my skill listen ! We are in control of the ship peering down through a slight uptilt-in- against brute force, every wrestler's and mean to keep It The old officers of the scuttle. "They don't just trick I knew flashing into my brain. are either dead or prisoners. What we know what's happening yet, but the Breathlessly, my flesh scraped and do with you will depend on your acbig nigger seems ter be raisin' hell. bruised, I wriggled partly free, and tions, but we're ready to kill if necesCarlson is a holdin' him back with his tripped him, his great body striking sary. If you keep quiet down there, cutlass." the deck with a thud. I fell with him, and obey orders,- - you'll be fed, and "Open up and let me down." dragged down by his desperate grip, treated decently enough. Pass up your I fell, rather than clambered along but was first upon my feet, saluted by arms." the ungs of the ladder, coming to a roar of delight from the lips of those There was no movement, only a my feet on. deck in the midst of a crowding about us. As he staggered glare of hostile eyes, an Indistinguishgroup of angry men. The light was so up also, I struck him again, a blow able growl of voices. poor I could, scarcely see their faces; which would have ended the game, "Kneel down, lads and cover those a babel of voices greeted me, and more had not my foot slipped on the reeling fellows," I ordered sternly drawing my than one hand gripped me fiercely as. deck. As it was it drove him to his own pistol. "Now you below a demand to knees, groggy, and with one eye half this is my last word. I'll countthere, the excited ownjer-yelpeten, know what in hell we were up to. I closed, yet with strength enough left and you'll either pass up those weapons Carla soon I. as as cleared to aided This feet his by space, roughly regain or we'll pour our fire into you. Take son's' cutlass, and fronted them. Tow- time ho charged me like a wild bull, aim, boys." ering, above them all, his black ape- froih whitening his lips, scarcely apThere was a moment of deathly silike face, distorted with rage, I dis- pearing human in the yellow light. In lence, except for my counting. One immad rage he forgot all caution, his man uttered a tinguished the giant Cochose, his curse, and the jam'of mense hands grasping a wooden bar one thought to reach me with his at the foot of the ladder enfigures ripens? roin a bunk. Plainly enough hands, and throttle me into lifeless deavored to work back out of range, hfrWfts the leader. If I was to rule, pulp. I fought him back, driving blow yet, before I had spoken tl.e word this black brute must be conquered on blow through his guard, were held aloft, ntd poked guns eight, at the very start, conquered by my his mad rushes, landing again up within reach, and at this sign of own hands, and in the presence of his and again on his body. Twice I got surrender even the most desperate lost mates. in over his heart, and at last, found heart and joined the more cowardly. lhe chance I sought, and sent a right It was a strange collection of weapons , ?'Stand back there lads," I said sternAll to the force stacked on the deck the chin. ly. 'TU explain all that has happened jab straight guns, cutlasses, presently, but first I .am going to lick of one hundred and eighty pounds was knives and pistols of every descripand the clenched behind the fist, life. negro that black within an inch of his tion. Probably all had not been delivwent down as though floored by a ered, yet I felt no further fear of the Step out of there, Cochose." He came grinning widely, balancing poleax. Once weakly he endeavored few pieces remaining hidden. to rise, but this time I used my left, the heavv club. ' "That's ail, is It? Very well now "You mean me, sah? You all think and he never stirred again, lying take care of this big nigger we're sendthere with no sign of life except the yer kin lick me?" ' no, he Is not dead, only of the huge body. Assured ing down; "Yes, I think so; I'll try it anyway. quivering stunned. Now stand aside while a few stood I Here Carlson, take this pistol and that he was down and out, of your friends join you; they'll tell exsheath knife. If anyone Interferes above him, gazing Into the ring of you what's up. Make room there." faces. cited shoot him. All I ask Is fair play. We the forecastle scum down "That's one attended to," I said one bypassed one. Ignoring the Indignant Drop that club, Cochose, and throw away your knife. You and I will fight shortly. "Now Is there any more of roar of voices which greeted my or- you who would like to fight this out?" der, I watchod the men shift the heavy this out with bare hands." There was no answer although the hatch cover Into place, and then perHis dull brain worked slowly, and he stared at me, his eyes ugly. His ring widened under the threat of my mitted my eyes to survey the deck, as silence and lack of response, awoke a eyes, and I met sullen faces here and I hastily considered our next action. no mood to take (TO BE CONTINUED.) growl from the Impatient circle of there. I was in men behind. One fellow kicked the chances. Rich Rhine Country. "Carlson," I said, "you know all club out of his hand contemptuously, Strange to say, the fine grapes are and another plucked the knife from these men. Pick out those you can trust, and have them stand over there grown on the eastern slopes of the his belt "You big skulker," the latter said, to the right. Call them out by name ; Rhine and the choicest varieties, as Johannisburgcr and Steihierger, are p with an oath of derision, "go on, and be lively now." They stepped forth eagerly enough, produced higher up the rivr, south of fight!" "What for Ah fight this white man? and ranged themselves before the the Rhine province. It Is, nevertheAh don't even know who he is." bunks, the faces mostly those of north- less, the land Jf the vine, especially "Then I'll tell you. Estnda is dead ; ern Europe, although a negro or two the Moselle valley. Tha substantial Manuel is a prisoner. I'm in com- was among them. As the Swede claim of the province Is Its mineral mand of this bark. You are a big, ceased calling, six or seven yet re- wealth. boasting curt I heard what you said mained clustered In front of me, a J ." Optimistic Thought when I came down, and now I'll make motley lot, one of them an Indian, the I halB He hath riches sufficient who others mostly glanced yon prove It." enough to be charltablu. I took two steps forward, my ad from face to face Inquiringly. side-steppe- d g d ji'i'y This photograph, :jj - r" -- ' - taken in the ' black belt" of Chicago during the bloody race riots, shows a colored man .nuking a desperate run to escape whit? catch ar.d kill him. Such scenes were frequent. hoodlums who were trying-t- ' jaw .ifjv7 VpfL& A. W.Mern N.pnpr v Vnlon ' MAILED VETERANS ARE EXPERT DIVERS 5 This is Chunkas Champ Pu La, oil queen ;und princess of the ClierokeeS tone .of t&eflvexiYllUed Indian tribes). She hates modern clothes :nnd .cannot wait until .she gets back to :her Oklahoma ranch ,to tear off tine Jlew J'ork finery and put on her leather mocca sins and junipers. Princess Jta (La loves American sinuslc and bellevies:that "It should precede all foreign .eswiposl-tion- s. Admirers of Burns Pleased. So Intimate .and personal Is the feel-linthat the verses of Robert jBurus Inspire In a bost of admirers scattered ' the world oyer that the reported disportrait covery of a of the poet will probably arouse more genuine Interest flion the recovery of likeness of almost any other 8 long-los- t writer. Mr. W. M. flray of Warwickshire, England, believe he has found such a portrait In Dundee, and the discovery Is verified by Inscriptions on the original eighteenth century canvas uncovered with the removal of the lining which had been added to strengthen It. According to this evidence the Wil-nportrait was painted by number and the Anderson great at renders to whom Burns Is still n very living poet will be Interested nlad tn Mr, Gtay's opinion that, more than War heroes in the Walter Wood hospital In Washington, D. C most o any of the known portraits, this latest whom have lost an arm or a leg, are shown going In for a dive In the new was as him he shows likeness pool recently donated to the Institution, by gir Walter Scott. old-ne- de-'prl-M g , half-breed- s.