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KAZAN
6YNOPBI3. • |
CHAPTER I—Kuan, the wtM iMp
flog, one-quarter wolf and three-quarter
"husky," distrustful of all men because
of their brutal treatment of him, learns
to love his master'* wife when she Is kind
to him In new and strange surroundings.
CHAPTER n—He shows snarling enmi
ty to McCready, who Is to accompany
Thorpe and hla wife to the Red River
camp.
CHAPTER in— Kazan knows that Mo-
Cready Is a murderer. McCready stealth
ily caresses Isobel's hair and Kazan at
tacks him. Thorpe whips KazaK Mc
"Cready tries to murder Thorpe and at
tacks Isobel. Kazan kills him and then,
fearing the club In punishment, runs away
Into the forest.
CHAPTER IV—Torn between love of his
mistress, the fear of his master's club and
the desires of the wolf nature In him, he
at length sends forth the wolf cry.
CHAPTER V—Kazan runs with the
wolves, lights their leader, becomes mas-
Wolf' the I>ack ' 11,1(1 mates w,th °ray
CHAPTER Vl—Kazan and the pack at
tack Pierre Radlsson, his daughter Joan
and her baby, but In the battle Kazan
turns dog again and helps drive off the
wolves.
CHAPTER Vll—Kazan's wounds are
dressed and he la tied to the sledge.
CHAPTER Vlll—Pierre and Kazan drag
the sledge. Qray Wolf follows at a dis
tance. Pierre dies, 40 miles away from
their home on the Little Beaver.
CHAPTB.it IA- out or a blizzard Kazan
drags the sledge with Joan and the baby
on it to safety and then goes back to
Gray Wolf. He spends the long winter
hovering between the lure of Joan and
the baby and Qray Wolf.
CHAPTER X—ln their den on the top of
Sun Rock puppies come to Gray Wolf and
Kazan In the spring.
CHAPTER XI—A lynx kills the puppies
and blinds Gray Wolf. Kazan kills the
lynx. Joan anil her husband go away to
the South. Kazan stays with Gray wolf.
CHAPTER Xll—Kazan and Gray Wolf
travel. He Is eyes to her and she Js ears
and nose to him.
•
Faithful Gray Wolf was full of fight,
and she sprang shoulder to shoulder
with Kazan, her fangs bared. With an
angry snap, Kazan drove her back, and
she stood quivering and whining while
he advanced. Light-footed, his pointed
ears forward, no menace or threat In
his attitude, he advanced. It was the
deadly advance of the husky trained In
battle, skilled In the art of killing. A
man from civilization would have said
that the dog was approaching the lynx
with friendly Intentions. But the lynx
understood. It was the old feud of
many generations—made deadlier now
by Kazan's memory of that night at the
top of the Sun Rock.
Instinct told the fisher-cat what was
coming, and It crouched low and flat;
the porcupines, scolding like little chil
dren at the presence of enemies and
the thickening clouds of smoke, thrust
their quills still more erect. The lynx
lay on Its belly, like a cat. Its hind
quarters twitching, and gathered for
the spring. Kazan's feet seemed scarce
ly to touch the sand as he circled light
ly around It. The lynx pivoted as he
circled, and then It shot In a round
snarling ball over the eight feet of
space that separated them.
Kazan did not leap aside. He made
no effort to escape the attack, but met
It fairly with the full force of his shoul
ders, as sledge-dog meets sledge-dog.
He was ten pounds heavier than the
lynx, and for a moment the big loose-
Jointed cat with Its twenty knifelike
claws was thrown on Its side. Like s
flash Kazan took advantage of the mo
ment, and drove for the back of the
cat's neck.
In that same moment blind Gray
Wolf leaped In with a snarling cry, and
fighting under Kazan's belly, she fas
tened her Jaws In one of the cat's hind
legs. The bone snapped. The lynx,
I twice outweighed, leaped backward,
dragging both Kazan and Gray Wolf.
It fell back down on one of the porcu
' pines, and s hundred quills drove Into
Its body. Another leap and It was free
—fleeing Into the face of the smoke.
Kazan did not pursue. Gray Wolf
came to his side and licked his neck,
where fresh blood was crimsoning his
tawny hide. The fisher-cat lay as If 1
dead, watching them with fierce little |
black eyes. The porcupines continued ,
to chatter, as If begging for mercy.
And then a thick black suffocating pall |
of smoke drove low over the sand bar
and with It came air that was furnace- I
hot.
j At the uttermost end of the sand bar
Kazan and Gray Wolf rolled them
selves Into halls and thrust their heads
under their bodies. The Are was very
near now. The roar of It was like that ,
of a great cataract, with now and then
a louder crash of falling trees. The
sir was filled with ash and burning
•parks, and twice Kazan drew forth his j
head to snap at blazing embers that
fell upon and seared him like hot
Irons.
Close along the edge of the stream
grew thick green bush, and when the
fire reached this, It burned mere slow
ly, and the heat grew less. Still, It was
a long time before Kazan and Gray
Wolf could draw forth their heads and
breathe more freely. Then they found
that the finger of sand reaching out In
to the rlver had saved them. Every
where In that triangle between the two
rivers the world had turned black, and
was hot underfoot.
The smoke cleared away. The wind
Char.ged again, and swung down cool
and fresh from the west and north. The
fisher-cat was the first to move cau
tiously back to the forests that had
been, but the porcupines were still
rolled Into halls when Gray Wolf snd
Kazan left the sand bar. They begnn
to travel up-stream, and before night
came, their feet were sore from hot
ssh and burning embers.
The moon was strange and forebod
' Ing that night, like a spatter of blood
in the sky, and through the long silent
hours there was not even the hoot of
an owl to give a sign that life still ex
' tgted where yesterday Jaad been n para
■- * - '
! I dlse of wild Things. "Kazan knew that
there was nothing to hunt, and they
! continued to travel all that night. With
dawn they struck a narrow swamp
along the edge of the stream. Here
beavers had built a dam, and they
, were able to cross over Into the green
country on the opposite side. For an
' | other day and another night they trnv
| eled westward, and this brought them
I into the thick country of swamp and
1 timber along the Waterfound.
' j And as Kazan and Gray Wolf came
' from the West,-there came from the
j Hudson's bay post to the East a sllin
dark-faced French half-breed by the
name of Henri Lotl, the most famous
i lynx hunter id all the Hudson's bay
country.
I And up from the South, st this same
. time, there was slowly working Us
way by canoe and trail a young unl
' verslty zoologist who was gathering
material for a book on "The Reason
ing of the Wild." His name was Paul
Weyman, and he made arrangements
to spend a part of the winter with
Henri Lotl, the half-breed. He brought
I with him plenty of paper, a camera
and the photograph of a girl. Ills only
weapon was a pocketknlfe.
And meanwhile Kaznn and Gray
Wolf found the home they were seek
ing In a thick swamp five or six miles
I from the cabin that Henri Lotl had
built.
CHAPTER XIII.
Always Two by TIVO.
It was Jinyiary when a guide from
the post brought Paul Weyman to
Henri Lotl's cabin on the Waterfound.
"lt is d—— strange," said Henri.
"I have lost seven lynx In the traps,
torn to pieces like they were no more
than rabbits that the foxes had killed.
No thing—not even bear —have ever
tackled lynx In a trap before. It Is
the first time I ever see It."
This aroused Weyman. He was one
of that growing number of thoughtful
men who believed that man's egoism,
| as a race, blinds him to many of the
more wonderful facts of creation.
"There Is one big wolf an' one smal
ler," said Henri. "An' It Is always
I the big wolf who goes In an' lights
the lynx. I see that by the snow.
While he's fighting, the smaller wolf
makes many tracks In the snow Just
out of reach, an' then when the lynx
Is down, or dead, It Jumps In an' helps
tear It Into pieces. All that I know
by the snow."
During the two weeks that followed,
Weyman found much to add to the
material of his book. Not a day passed
that somewhere along Henri's trap-line
they did not see the trails of the two
wolves, and Weyman observed that —
as Henri had told him—the footprints
, were always two by two, and never
one by one. On the third day they
1 came to a trap that had held a lynx,
and at sight of what remained Ilenrl
i cursed In both French and English
; until he was purple In the face. The
. lynx had been torn until Its pelt was
, practically worthless,
i Weymap saw where the smaller wolf
, had waited on Its haunches, while Its
i companion had killed the lynx. He
did not tpU Henri all he thought. But
the day 6 that followed convinced him
i more and more that he had found the
most dramatic exemplification of his
theory. Back of this mysterious trag
edy of the trap-line there wus a rea- ,
son.
Why did the two wolves not destroy |
the fisher-cat, the ermine and the mar
ten? Why was their feud with the
lynx alone?
Weyman was strangely thrilled. He
wss a lover of wild things, and for
that reason he never carried a gun. \
And when he saw Henri placing poison
baits for the two marauders, he shud
dered, and when, dny after day, he
saw that these poison halts were un
touched, he rejoiced. Something in his :
I own nature went out In sympathy to |
| the heroic outlaw of the trap-line who
I never failed to give battle to the lynx.
Nights In the cabin he wrote down his
I thoughts and discoveries of the day. I
I One day the big Idea came to Henri.
Weyman was with him when they
I struck fresh signs of lynx. There was
a great windfall ten or fifteen feet
high, and In one place the logs had ;
formed a sort of cavern, with almost
solid walls on three aides. The snow i
' was beaten down by trncka, snd the
| fur of rabbit was scattered about,
j Henri was Jubilant.
| "We got heem —sure!" be snld.
! He built the bait-house, set a trap 1
snd looked about liltn shrewdly. Then
I be explained his scheme to Weyman.
|lf the lynx was caught, and the two 1
wolves came to destroy It, the fight
I would take place In that shelter under
the windfall, and the marauders would
have to pass through the opening. So i
Henri set five smaller traps, conceal- 1
ing them skillfully under leaves snd I
moss and snow, snd all were far i
enough away from the bolt-house so
that the trapped lynx could not spring 
them In his struggles.
"When they fight, wolf Jump this '
way an' that—an' sure get In," said i
Henri. "He mlas one, two, t'ree —bat
be sure get In trap somen here."
That same morning a light snow fell, I
making the work more complete, for I
It covered up all footprints snd burled i
the telltale scent of man. That night i
Kazan and Gray Wolf passed within a '
hundred feet of the windfall, and Gray i
Wolfs keen scent detected something j I
strange and disquieting In the air. She I I
Informed Kazan by pressing her shout- | '
der against bis, and they swung off  I
at right angles, keeping to windward j I
of the trap-line.
For two days and three cold starlit '
nights nothing happened at the wind-1'
Henri understood, and explained I
GRAHAM, N. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 1917
to Weyman. The lynx was a Tiunfer, |
like himself, and also had Us hunt-line,
| which It covered about once a week.
On the fifth night the lynx returned,
went fx> the windfall, was lured
straight to the bait, and the sharp
toothed steel trap closed relentlessly
over Its right hlndfoot. Kazan and
Gray Wolf were traveling a quarter of
a mile deeper. In the forest when they
heard the clanking of the steel chain
as the lynx fought to free Itself. Ten
minutes later they stood In the door
of the windfall cavern.
It was a white clear night, so filled '
with brilliant stars that Ilenrl himself
could have hunted by the light of them.
The lynx had exhausted Itself, and
lny crouched on Its belly as Kazan
and Gray Wolf appeared. As usuul,
Gruy Wolf held back while Kazan be
gnn the battle. In the first or second
of these fights on the trap-line, Kazan
would probably have been disembow
eled or had his Jugular vein cut open,
had the fierce cats been free. They
were more thpn his match In open
fight, though the biggest of them fell
ten pounds under his weight. Chance
hnd saved him on the Sun llock. Gray
Wolf and the porcupine hud both add
ed to the defeat of the lynx on the
sand-bar. And along Henri's hunting
line It wus the trap that was his ally.
Even with his enemy thus shuckled
he took bigger chances thun ever with
the lynx under the windfall.
The cat wus an old warrior, six or
seven years old. His claws were an
inch and a quarter long, and curved
like scimitars. His forefeet and his left
hlndfoot were free, and as Kazan ad
vanced, he drew back, so that the trap
chain wus slack under his body. Here
Kaznn could not follow his old tactics
of circling about his trapped foe, until
It had become tangled in the chain, or
had so shortened and twisted It that
there was no chnnee for a leap. He
had to attack face to face, and sud
denly he lunged In. They met shoul
der to shoulder. Kazan's fangs
snapped at the other's throat, and
missed. Before he could strike again,
the lynx flung out Its free hlndfoot,
and even Gray Wolf heard the ripping
sound that It" made. With a snarl 1
Kazan wns flung back, his shoulder
torn to the bone.
Then It wns that one of Henri's hid
den trnps saved him from a second at
tack—and death. Steel Jaws snapped
over one of his forefeet, and when he
leaped, the chain stopped hhn. Once
or twice before, blind Gray Wolf hud
leaped In, when she knew thnt Kazan
was In great danger. For an Instant
she forgot her caution now, and us she
heard Kazun's suurl of puln, she
sprung in under the windfall. Five
traps Henri hnd hidden lu the spuce
In front of the bait-house, nnd Gray
Wolf's feet found two of these. She
fell on her side, snapping and snorl-
Ing. In his struggles Knzun sprung
the remnlning two traps. One of them
missed. The fifth, und last, caught
him by a hlndfoot.
Henri and Weyman- were out early.
When they struck off the main line
toward the windfall, Henri pointed to
the tracks of Knzun and Gruy Wolf,
and his dark face lighted up with
pleasure und excitement. When they
reached the shelter under the mass of
fallen, timber, both stood speechless
for a moment, astounded by what they
saw. Even Henri had seen nothing
like this before —two wolves and a
lynx, all in trnps, und almost within
reach of one another's fangs. But sur
prise could not long deluy the business
of Henri's hunter's instinct. The
wolves luy first In his pitth, and he
was raising his rifle to put a steel
capped !iullet through the bnsu of
Kazun's bralu, when Weyman caught
him eagerly by the arm.
"Walt!" he cried. "It's not a wolf.
It's a dog!" ,
Henri lowered his rifle, staring at
the collar. Weyman's eyes shot to
Oruy Wolf. She was faring them,
snuriing, her white fangs Imred to
the foes »he could not see. Her blind
eyes were closed. Where there should
have been eye* there «*us only hair,
and nn exclamation broke from Wey
man's lips.
"Look!" he commanded of Henri.
"What in the name of heaven—"
'One is dog—wild dog that has run
to the wolves," said Henri. "And the
other Is—wolf."
"And blind I" gasped Weyman.
"Oul, blind, m'sleur," added Henri,
falling partly Into French In his amaze
ment. He was raising his rifle again,
j Weyman seized it firmly.
| "Don't kill them, Henri," he said.
"Give them to me —alive. Figure up
the value of the lynx they have de
stroyed, and add to that the wolf
bounty, und I will pay. Alive, they
are worth to ine a great deal. Heav
ens, a dog—and a blind wolf—mates!"
I He still held Henri's rifle, iind Henri
was staring at hlrn. as if he did not
yet quite understand.
Weyman continued speaking, his
eyes and face blazing.
"A dog—and a blind wolf—mates!"
he repeated. "It Is wonderful, Henri.
Down there, they will say I have goue
beyond reason, when my book comes
out. But I shall have proof. I shall
take twenty photographs here, before
you kill the lynx. I shall keep the
dog and the wolf alive. And I shall
pay you, Henri, n hundred dollars
apiece for the two. May I have them?"
Henri nodded. lie held his rifle in
readiness, while Weyman unpacked his
camera and got fo work. Snarling
fangs greeted the click of the ramera
shutter—the fangs of wolf and lynx.
But Kazan lay cringing, not through
fear, but because he still recognized
■ the mastery of man.
' Henri shot the lynx, and when Kazan
understood this, he tore at the end of
his trpp-chalns and snarled at the
writhing body of his forest enemy.
By means of s pole snd a bablrhe
noose, Kazan was brought out from un
der the windfall and taken to Henri's >
cabin. The two men then returned i
with n thick sack and more hablrtie, j
and blind Gray Wolf, still fettered by
> the traps, was made prisoner. Ail the
! rest of that day Weyman and Henrt
| worked to build a stout cage of aap
. lings, and when it was finished, the
| two prisoners were placed In 1L
| Before the dog was put in with Gray
Wolf, Weyman closely examined the
worn olid tooth-marked collar about
his neck. _
I On the brass plate he found en- '
graved the one word, "Kazan," and
with a strange thrill made note of It
in his diary.
After this Weyman often remained
at the cabin when Henri went out on '
the trap-line. After the second duy he j
dared to put his hand between the sap- I
ling bars and touch Kazan, and the
next day Kazan accepted a piece of
raw moose meat from his hand. But
, at his approach, Gray Wolf would al-
I ways hide under the pile of balsam in
the corner of their prison. The in
stinct of generations und perhaps of
centuries had taught her that man
was her deadliest enemy. And yet,
this man did not hurt her, and Kazan
was not afraid of him. She was fright
ened at first; then puzzled, and a
growing curiosity followed that. Oc
casionally, after the third day, she
would thrust her blind face out of
the balsam and sniff the air when |
Weyman was at the cage, making j
friends with Kazan. But she would
1 not eat. Weyman noted that, and each j
| day he tempted her with the choicest j
j morsels of deer and moose fat. Five
days—six—seven passed, and she had |
not taken a mouthful. Weyman could i
count her ribs.
"She die," Henri told him on the I
seventh night. "She starve before she
eat In that cage. £he waut the forest,
the wild kill, the fresh blood. She
two —t'ree year old —too old to make
civilize."
Ilenrl went to bed at the ÜBual hour,
but Weyman was troubled, and sat up
late. Midnight came.
He rose, opened the door softly, and
■ went out. Instinctively his eyes turned
i westwurd. The sky wus a blaze of
> stars. In their light he could see the
I cuge, nnd he stood, watching and lis
' tenlng. A sound came to him. It was
Gray Wolf gnawing at the sapling bars
' of her prison. A moment luter thore 1
• came a low sobbing whine, and he j
• knew that It was Kazan crying for his
i freedom.
Leaning against the side of the cabin
was an nx. Weyman seized it, and his
lips smiled silently. He moved to- |
ward the cage. A dozen blows, and j
two of the sapling burs were knocked
1 out. Then Weyman drew back. Gray
Wolf found the opening first, and she
slipped out into the starlight like a
shadow. But she did not flee. Out
In the open space Bhe waited for
Kazan, nnd for a moment the two
stood there, looking at the cabin. Then
they set off into freedom, Gray Wolf's
shoulder at Kazun's flank.
In tho swamp Kazan and Gray Wolf
found a home under n windfall. It
wns u small, comfortuble nest, shut In
entirely from tho snow nnd wind. Urny
Wolf took possession of It immediately.
She fluitened herself out on her belly,
nnd panted to show Kazan her con
tentment und satisfaction. Kuzun kept
close at her side. A vision came to
him, unrenl and dreamlike, of that
wonderful night under the sturs—ages
nnd ages ugo, It seemed —when he hod
fought tho leuder of tho wolf-pack, und
young Oruy Wolf had crept to his side
after his victory nnd had given her
self to him for mato.
The hair hud now begun to grow
Over Gruy Wolf's sightless eyes, tfns
had censed to grieve, to rub her eyes
with her paws, to whine for the sun
light, the golden moon and the stars.
Slowly she began to forget that she
had ever seen those things. She could
, not run more swiftly at Kazun's flank.
, Scent nnd heurlng hud become won
, dcrfully keen. She could wind n carl
i bou two miles distnnt, nnd tho pres
ence of mun she could pick up at an
even greater distance. On a still night
she had heard the splash of a trout
half a inlle awuy. And us these two
things—scent and hearing—became
more and more developed In her. those
same senses became less active In Ka
zan.
He began to depend upon Gray Wolf.
She would point out the hiding place
of a partridge fifty yards from their
trail. In their hunts she became the
leader —until game wns found. And
us Kuznn learned to trust to her In tho
hunt, so he begun Just as Instinctively
to heed Jier warnings.- If Gray Wolf
reasoned. It wns to the effect that
without Kaznn she would die. She had
tried hard now and then to catch a
partridge or n rabbit, but she had al
ways failed. Kuznn meant life to her.
And—lf she reasoned—lt wus to make
herself Indispensable to her mate.
It wns her habit, spring, summer
and winter, to snuggle close to Kazan
and lie with her beautiful head resting
on his neek or back. If Kazan snarled
at her she did not snap bark, but slunk
down ns though struck a blow. With
her warm tongue she would lick the
loug hair between Kuzan's toes. For
daxf nfter he had run a sliver in his
paw she nursed his foot. Blindness
had irlade Kazan absolutely necessary
to her existence —and now, In n differ
ent wny. she berame more nnd more
neressary to Kuznn. They were happy
la their swamp home. Thero was
plenty of small game about them.
Barely did they go beyond the limits
of the swamp to bunt.
One dny they struck farther than
usual to the west. They left the swamp,
crossed a plain over which a fire had i
swept the preceding year, climbed a
ridge, and descended Into a second
plain. At the bottom Gray Wolf
stopped and sniffed the air. At the*"
times Kazan always watched her, wait- I
Ing eagerly nnd nervously If the scent '
was too faint for him to catch. But
today he caught the edge of It, and j
he knew why Gray Wolfs ears flat
tened, and her hindquarters drooped.
The scent of game would have made
her rigid and alert. But It was not the
game smell. It was human, and Oruy
Wolf slunk behind Kazan and whined.
For several minutes they stood without
moving or making a sound, and then
Kazan led the way on.
Less than three hundred yards away
they came to a thick clump of scrub
j spruce, and almost ran Into a tepee,
j It was abandoned. Life and Ore hnd
not been there for a long time. But
from the tepee had come the man-smell.
With legs rigid and his spine quivering,
Kazan approached the opening to the
tepee. He looked In. In the middle of
the tepee, lying on the charred embers
of a fire, lay a ragged blanket —and In'
the blanket #as wrapped the body of
a little Indian child. Kazan could see
the tlpy rooccsjinfdJget, But #o long
! hrfil death been there that fie could
scarcely smell the presence of It. They
slunk away, their ears flattened and
| their tails drooping, and did not stop
' until they reached their swamp home.
, Even there Gray Wolf still sniffed the
j horror and her muscles twitched and
shivered us she lay close at Kazan's ,
side.
CHAPTER XIV.
A Shot on th* Sand Bar.
July uud August of 1011 were months
of great fires In the Northland. The
swamp home of Kazun and Gray Wolf,
und the green vulley between the two
ridges, had escaped the sous of devns
tatlng flume; but now, us they set forth
on their wundcrlng adventures again, It
was not loug before their padded feet
came In contact with the seared and
blackened desolation. Kuzun led his
| blind mute first Into the south. Twenty
i miles beyond the ridge they struck tho
1 fire-killed forests. Winds from Hud
sou's buy hud driven the flames In an
! unbroken sea Into the west, and they
I had left not a vestige of life or a patch
of green. Blind Gray Wolf could not
■ see the blackened world, but she sensed
j It
j All of her wonderful Instincts, sharp
ened nnd developed by her blindness,
told her that to the north—und not
south—luy the hunting-grounds they
were seeking. The strain of dog thnt
was In Kuzun still pulled hlin south. It
wus not because lie sought mun. It was
simply dog instinct to travel south
ward; in the face of tire It wus wolf
Instinct to travel northward. At the
end of the third day Gray Wolf won.
They recrosscd the little vulley be
tween the two ridges, nnd swung north
and west Into the Athabasca country,
striking u course that would ultimately
bring thetn to the headwuters of the
, McFurluue river.
I Late in the preceding autumn u pros
-1 pector hud come up to Fort Smith, on
the Slave river, with a pickle bottle
filled with gold dust und nuggets. He
hud made the find on the McFurlanr.
The flrHt mulls hud taken the news to
\ the outside world, and by midwinter
the eurllest members of it treasure
hunting horde were rushing Into the
country by snow-shoes and dog-sledge.
Other finds came thick and fnst. The
McParlune wus rich in free gold, and
miners by the score staked out their
claims along it und begun work. Lute
comers swung to new fields further
north und east, and to Fort Smith cmne
rumors of "finds" richer thun those of
the Yukon. A score of men nt first—&
then a hundred, five hundred, a tliou
fftnrl —rushed Into the new country.
Most of these were from tho prulrla
countries to the south, and from the
placer beds of the Saskatchewan and
the Frazer. From the fnr North, trav
eling by wny of the Mackenzie and the
Llard, caine a smaller number ol* sea
soned prospectors and adventurers
from the Yukon—men who knew w lult
It meant to starve und freeze nnd die
by Inches.
One of these lute comers wns Sandy
McTrlgger. There were Severn! reasons
why Sandy hud left the Yukon. He
was "In bad" with the police who pa
trolled the country west of DUWSAI,
and he was "broke." In spite of these
facts Jie was one of the best prospec-
Brutallty Wss the Chief Thing Writ
ten In His Fscs.
torn that bad ever followed the shores
of the Klondike He had mnde discov
eries running up to u million or two,
and had promptly lost them through!
gambling and drink. He hnd no con
science, and little fear. Brutality was
the chief thing written in his face. Ills i
undershot Jaw, his wide eyes, low fofPH
head und grizzly mop of red hair pro
claimed him at once as a tnnti not to
be trusted beyond one's own vlslou or j
the reach of a bullet. It was suspected
flint be hnd killed a couple of men, and
i robbed others, but as yet the [Hi] lre bad
failed to get anything "on" him. But
along with this bad side of him, Sandy !
McTriggef possessed a coolness and a
| courage which even his worst enemies
| could not but admire, and also certain j
| menial depths which his unpleasant
> features did nofc proclaim.
Inside of six months Ited Gold City
had sprung up on the McFarlunc, a
hundred and fifty miles from Fort |
Smith, and Fort Smith was five hun-1
dred miles from civilization. When j
Sandy cmne he looked over the rrude
collection of shacks, gambling houses
and saloons in the new town, and mnde
up his mind that the time was not rlpo!
for any of his "Inside" schemes Just
yet. He gambled a little, and won suf
ficient to buy himself grub and half an
outfit. A feature of this outfit wus an
old muzzle-loading rifle. Ham)y, who
always carried the latest Savage on the
market, lopghed at It. But It was the
best his finances would allow of. He
started south—up the McFarlane. Be
yond a certain point on the river pros
pectors had found no gold. Sandy
poshed confidently beyond this point
Not until he was in new country did be
begin his search. Slowly he worked
uj>_ a small tributary whose
' l
headwalerTAvere flf fy or slrfy - failles to
the south and east. Here and there he
found fairly good placer gold. He
might have panned tlx of eight dollars'
worth a day. With this much he wai I
disgusted. Week after week he con
tinued to work hla way up-stream, and
the farther he went the poorer hlapana
became.*™At last only occasionally dl|,
he And colors. After such disgusting
weeks as these Sandy was dangerous—
when In the company of others. 'Alone
he was harmless.
One afternoon he ran his canoe
ashore on a white strip of sand. This
was at a bend, where the stream had
wldeued, and gi»ve promise of at least
a few colors. He had bent down close
to the edge of the water when some
thing caught his attention on the wet
mind. What he saw were the footprints
of animals. Two had come down to
drink. They had stood side by side.
And the footprints were fresh— made
not more than an hour or two before.
A gleam of Interest shot Into Sandy's
eyes. He looked behind him, and up
und down the stream.
"Wolvon," he grunted. "Wish I could
'a' shot at 'em with that old minute-gun
back there. Gawd—listen to that 1 And
In broad daylight, tool"
Ho Jumped to his feet, staring off
Into thejbush.
TO BE CONTINUED.
REVISE PLANS FOR
TRIM! Mf
SIXTEEN CANTONMENTS INSTEAD
OF THIRTY-TWO WILL BE
LOCATED.
PUICE MANY UNDER CANVASS
Shortage of Funds, Material, Labor
and Transportation Facilities Caus
ed the Number of Cantonments to
Bi Reduced.
Washington.—lmportant revisions In
the plan for training the war Army
have beon made by the War Depart
ment, which announced that the half
million men to be called to the colors
In September will be concentrated In
sixtoon cantonments instead of thirty
two, and that many of the forces prob
ably will be put Into tents Instead of
wooden barracks.
Lack of funds, material, labor and
transportation facilities, Bocrotary Ba
ker said, caused the decision to reduce
the number of cantonments. The lar
ger number seemed practicable, but
that would have made a much greater
domaud on the overtaxed resources
at the Department's command.
Although the change will upset all
the tentative plans for camp locations
made by department commanders, It
Is not expected to dolay beyond Sep
tember 1 the mobilization of the great
draft Army. Four of the sixteen can
tonment sites provldod for under the
new plan already have been selected,
and choice of the others Is expected
soon. Secretary Baker Indicated Unit
building would proceed as rapidly as
possible. The four sites selected are
at American I>ake, Wash.; Atlanta,
Ga,; Ayro, Mass., and WrlghtsJown,
New Jorsey.
A more plentiful supply or canvas
than expected mads It possible to put
some of the troops under tents. Most
of the tents used probably will be
placed at Southern camps.
In muklng the announcement, Sec
retary llaker said also that lorces In
excess of those which could be cared
for "In the sixteen cantonments would
lie placed under canvas. This was
taken as referring to National Guard
divisions, although the Mllltla Bureau
him received no Instructions In tills
regard.
There Is no Indication of an Inten
tion to alter the plan for formation of
sixteen divisions of the guard. Ths
questions of filling these up to war
strength probably will not be settled
until selection of men for military
service lu ths draft Army begins.
Under the law, either the Kegulant or
Ouard can be filled up with men from
the selected lists If that Is desired.
MANY LIVES LOST IN
STORMS IN MIDDLE WIST
Towns In Kansss, Oklahoma snd Mis
souri Are Stricken.
Kansas City, Mo. Twenty-one
known deaths, more than one hundred
i Injured and urieslimated, property clatn-
I age resulted from a series of torna
I does that swept several towns and
sections of south eastern Kansas, north
central Oklahoma and southern Mis
souri.
With 400 houses reported destroy
ed at Coalgate, Okie., a town of 3.000
Inhabitanta, and possibly 200 at Cof
feyvllle, Kan , It was feared that the
death total at ttveae two places would
be high. One massage said that 13
[ bodies had ben counted at Coalgate,
and that tha business section of tUa
' town was virtually deatroyed.
j Three *porsons were killed, several
seriously Injured anil much property
j was damaged by a tornado which
struck Moore, Ave miles southeast of
Olathe, Kan.
| Unconfirmed reports from Buffalo,
, Me., told of considerable damage
I there. Another atorm war *cpo,ted to
have passed between Spnnfield and
Lebanon. All wlrea were dow« both
directions.
] Nine persons were Injured two per
sons fatally, by the tornado which
passed north of the town of Seminole,
Okla. Much livestock was killed and
cro;is In the path of the storm wers
hadly dxunged.
You Know What Vi.u Are Taking
WheD you take Grove's Tasteless
Chill Tonic because the formula Is
plainly printed on every bottle
showing that It Is Iron and Qui
nine in a tasteless form. No
cure, DO pay —soc, adv
NO. 11l
GRAHAM CHUBCH DIBBCwM
Graham Baptiat Church—ltawH
R. Davis, Pastor.
Preaching every first and taflH
Sundays at 11.00 a. m. and
m.
Sunday School every Sunday
9.46 a. m. A. P. Williams g|ilH
Prayer meeting every Tuesday
7.30 p. m.
Graham Christian Church—N. MalijH
Street—Rev. J. P. Traitt.
Preaching services every SaJH
und and Jbourth Sundays, at ltjM
a. m.
Sunday School every Sunday atfl
10.00 a. m.— H. L. Henderson,
tntendent.
New Providence Christian
—North Main Street, near Depot—H
Rev. J. G. Truitt, Pastor. Preach-B
ing every Second and Fourth Sun-®
day nighta at 8.00 o'clock.
Sunday School every Sunday a(|
8.45 a. m.—J. A. tiayliff, Superior!
tendent.
Christian Endeavor Prayer Meet-' ■
irjg every Thursday night at
Friends—North of Graham Pntkplfl
Uc School—Ruv. Fleming tfartijklH
Preaching Ist, 2nd and 3rd Sun-9
day a.
Sunday School every Sunday afeS
10.00 s^m.— James Crisca, Superiors
Methodist Episcopal, donth—eofclß
Main and Maple 8t„ H. E. Myera fl
Pastor.
Preaching every .Sunday at lljiS
«. m. and at 7.30 p. m.
Sunday School every Sunday at'
.45 a. m.—W. B. Green, Supt.
M. P. Church—N. Main
ttev. R. 8. Troxler, Pastor. ijM
Preaching first and third Sun
days at 11 a. m. and S p. m. .«
Sunday School every Sunday at
8.46 a. m.—J. L. Amick, Supt.
Presbyterian—Wst Elm Street-
Rev. T. M. McConneli, pastor.
Sunday School every Sunday at,
8.46 a. m.—Lynn B. Williamson, So* i
perintendent
Preaching every Second and
rourth Sundays at 7.34 D. m.
Sunday School every Sunday at
8.30 p. m.—J. Harvey White, So
perintendent.
Oneida—Sunday School every
Sunday at 3.30 p. m.—J. V. Pome
roy, Superintendent.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS
E. C. DERBY
Civil Engineer.
GRAHAM, N. C.
Nstlsasl laksl Alsmssmfe
BURLINGTON, N. C,
■MOB IS. lai National Ssak °-fHtn
'Phone 470
JOHN J. HENDERSON
Attorneyat-Law
GRAHAM, N. C.
Olllee over Nstlaasl task oi AlsaaM
J", s. c ooiz,
Attorney -at- Law,
GRAHAM, - . - . ;. -a' -
, Offloe Patterson Building
Second Floor "
lilt. WILL S.LOIMJ.JR.
, . . DENTIST . . .
jrahaim, - - - - Nerth Carell—
3FKICK IN BJMMONB BUILDING :
ACOB A. LONG. ]. KLMBB LOM
LONG & LONG,
ittornaja und Counselors mi Llff
OKA II All, N. C.
OH N H. VERNON 1
Attorney and Counselor-at-Law
P«» * ■-:* Offlre !.-> J Kesidr ncc 33 T
HL'ULINUTON, N. C. ,J
Dr. J. J. Bareloot
OFFICE OVi.lt UADI.ET'a STOBIS
Ixiave Messages at Alamance Phar- 1
tnacy 'J'liouo 07 Residence 'Phone _
'W2 Office Hours 2-4 p. m. and by
Appointment.
DR. G. EUGENE HOLT
Osteopathic Physician
11. 2* ss4 II Ural Nsllossl Isskk ll«S.
BURLINGTON, N C.
Stomach and Nervous disessea a
Specialty. ' Phones, Office 305,—res
idence, 362 J.
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LIVES OF CHRISTIAN MINISTERS
This book, entitled as above,
contains over 200 memoirs of Min
iiU*rs in the Christian Church
with historical references. AD
interesting^olume —nicely print
ed and bound. Price per copy:
cloth, $2.00; gi?t top, $2.60. By
mail 20c extra. Orders may b«
sent to
P. J. KERNODLB,
1012 K. Marshall St.,
Richmond, Vs.
Orders may l>e left at this office.
The next meeting of the State'
Nurses' Association will be held in .
Kinston. Miss Eugenia Henderson
of Winston-Salem was elected pres
ident.
Mr. Clint N. Brown, newspaper
man, long in active service in Sal
isbury, who retired to the farm a
few .years ago, died Thursday night,
aged 50.~
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