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ALICE o_f OLD VINCENNES SYNOPSIS. CHAPTER I--.Alioe and Jean Rous- dllon are waifs adopted by Gasparcl Rouasilon, a French settler at Vincen- nes. Father Beret m the parish priest. Oh,,pter do Ronville b.'ing. news to Father Beret that a boat load i! of liquor has landed at Vincennes; al- priest destroys unread. The youth th.n goes to Roua, illon's, and *lice ,meJ,, , dstains him so that he will not join in i : the liquor carousal. i): CHAPTER III--Long Hair, an In- diau, rnns away from the carousal with a demijohn of clloise brandy and ,: > .> 7) i%(: ,. );:!7 , il i chased and shot by the crowd. Al- ice and Jean find Long Hair wounded in a swamp. Father Beret nurses ida. The Indian finds a locket dropped by Alice, showing her as a child. Chapter IVRoussillon returns from a trading journey and brings Al- ice a rare Indian amulet. Rene has a sweetheart, Adrienne Bourcier. The Revolution. Chapter V--Alice raises the star spangled banner over Fort Saokville. Her father appointed captain, and Re- ne lieutenant. Captain Hahn and Ideutorant Fitzhugh Beverly come fxom General Clark's army to super- cede them. Cimpter VI--Beverley and Father ert rescued from drowning and ta- ken to Roussillon's home. Alice de- feats Beverley in a fencing bout. Chapter VII--Captain Helm neglects to repair the fort. Roussillon gives a party. Beverley attentive to Alice. His watch bears a crest similar to one on her locket. Tim British under Hamilton move on Vincennes. Chapter VIII--Alice is a Tarleton of Virginia blue ulood and was taken captive in childhood by Indians, The: British attack the tort. Helm and  Beverley its sole aefenders. Chapter IX--Helm surrenders. Al- ice carries off tim flag she had planted on the fort and gives it to Father Be- t to lade. The British commander emgry over the stolen flag. Roussillon a prisoner of war. Chapter X--Alice promises to return the flag to save Roussillon. It has bees stolen from Father Beret's cabin. Roussillon knocks Hamhton down and uoapes. Rene kills a British soldier 'and also runs away. Captain Farns- worth, a British officer, mmoys Adri- enne Bouroier and is knocked down by Father Beret. Chapter Xl--Oantain Farnsw0rtt attacks Father Beret in a dispute about the missing flag. Alice shoots Farnsworth and is arrested by Hamil- ton. Beverly swears revengeon Ham- ilton and disappears. He finds tile lost locket. Chapter XII--Bevroly leaves surrep- titiously and sends Aheo a book and in it couoeals a letter; kills two of the Indian scouts sent in pursuit by Ham- ilton; Alice is released, misses her locket. Gaspard Rouissillon visits home by nigilt, is surprmed by Hamil- ton's patrol, makes his escape, Alic ordered to tie fort. Chapter XIII.Beverley escapes. Meets Uncle Jason and Kenton. All arc surprmed by Indians and captured. Jason and Kenton escape. Boverley Long Hair's prisoner. Ghapter X[V--Alice is suectsd to unkind tllrusts by Hamilton, while Farnswortl finds he is becoming deep- ly interested in her and undergoes dis- oomtorts and insult f. r he] sake. Hamilton interviews Father Bract. The priest and Farnswotrh become friends. Chapter XV .Bevreley runs gaunt- let, fails in escaping. Long Hair steals Beverley away from camp "Try run 'way, kill." Longhair releases Bey- Chapter XVIFather Beret and Farnsworth speak of Alice's danger and plan to aid her. By a ruse Father Beret gets Fernswortl to drink to in. toxioation. Hamiltnn with evil intent visits Alice's cell and tells her that Beverly's scalp is a trophy at head- quarters. Alice iu desperation makes a successful dash for liberty. Chapter XVIIBeverley comes up with Clark's army quite exhausted and is assigned to duty in tile little band. Fording streams and flooded low lands, cold and hunger endanger success of epxedition. Oncle Jazou and Beverley secure a rmup of buffalo and conditions change. Chapter XV[II.Hamflton in des- peration pursue Alice and Father Be- rot iutercepts antl engages him in a duel after a stray shot from Hamil- ton's pistol wounds Alice. Hamil- ton is finally disarmed by the priest aud submits to conditions before re- leased. ' ChaFter XIX.Beverley returns witi Clark and troops and make an attack on the Fort. Hamilton is ta- ken by surprise in tile attack. Rousselillon returns and makes his preseneo felt. Beverley overcome at hearmg that Alice has been killed by Hamilton. Chapter XXClark demands un- conditional surrender of tile zort. A [ meeting to discuss terms is arranged at the church. "Such devils of marksmen!" Theflve men of history, FIamilhm Helm, Hay, Clark and Bowman, wen, llot distinguished diplomats. Tho went at their work rqther after Ih, hammer and tongs fashion. Clari. bluntly demanded unconditional sur- render. Itamllton refused. They :r sued the matter. Helm put in his o:r. trying to soften the situation, as w:> his custmn on all occasions, and r,.- seined from Clark a stinging r,,pv mand, wiih ills reminder tlmt lm w:> nothing but a prisoner on parole n],l had no vol(v at all in settling tlle l(,l': of surrender. "I release him, sir," said Hanlilt,)n "lie is no longer a prisolmr. I 'uu quit- willing to have Captain IIelm job freely iU oln" conference." "And I refuse to permit his aecelH- ance of your favor," responded (lark. "Captain Hehn, you will return wilq Mr. Hamilton to the fort and i'onmin hls captive until I free you by force. Ieantime hold your tongue." Father Beret, suave lOOKing an(] qm. t, occupied himself at the little altar l)pa:ently altogetlmr indifferent to what was being said, but he lost not a word of the talk. "Qui habet aurcs audiendl, audiat," he inwardly repeated, smiling blandly. "Gaudete lu ilia die, et exultate!" Itamilton rose to go; deep lines of worry creased his face. But when the Imrty had passed outside he suddenly n'ncd upon Clark' and said: "Wily do you demand lmpossibh, Iel'lUS of me?" "I will tell yon, sir," was the stern answer in a tone in which there was no mercy or COlnpromlse. "I would rather have you refuse. I desire noth- ing so much as an excuse to wreak full and bloody vengeance on every man in that fort who has engaged in lhe business of employing savages to scalp 'brave, patriotic men and dcfenselesu women and children. The cries of the widows and the fatherless on our fron- tiers require the blood of the Indian partisans at nly hands. If you clmose to risk the rnassacre of your garrlsou to save those desplcnble redhaude(l partisans, hnve your phmsure. Vlmt yOll llHve done you know better tlntn 1 (1o. I have a duty to perform. You may be able to soften Its nature. I may nke it into my head to send for sonic of our bereaved women to witness my tcrriMe work and see that it is well done if yoll insist Ulmll Ill(! wv'.l." Major IIay, who was IIamllton's In dlan agent, now, wlth some dlflleuhy clearing his thro'tt, spoke up. '--. "Pray, slr," said he, 'i,'bo is It that you call Indian partisans?" "Sir," replied Clark, seeing that his words had gone solidly heine, "I take Major Hay to be one of the prlnclpals." Ttlis seemed to strike IIay with deadly force. Clark's report says tlnll lie was "pale and trembling, scarcely able to stand/' and that "IIamiltm blushed, and, I observed, was much "ff- fected at his behavior." Doubtless if the doughty American commander had known more about the governor's feel- ings Just then he would have added that an awful fear, even greater: than the Indian agent's, did more than any- thing else to congest the veins in his face. The parties separated without reach- ing an agreement, but the eud had come. The terror in Hamilton's soul was doubled by a wild scene enacled under the walls of his fort, a scene which, having no proper place In tht. story, strong as its historical interest unquestionably is, must bc but out- lined. A party of hldians returning from a scalping expedition In Ken- tucky and along tbe Ohlo was cap- tured on the outskirts of the town by some of Clark's n]en, who l)roceeded to kill and scalp them within full view of tile hehmguered garrison, after which tlleir mangled bodies were flung into the rlver. If the British commander needed fur- ther wine of dread to fill his cup with- al it was furnished by an ostentations nmrshallng of the American forces for a general assault, tile spirit broke com- pletely, so that it looked like a god- send to him when Clark finally offered terms of honorable surrender, tim con- summation of which was to be posi- L)Imd until the following morning. Ilo THE CATHOLIC PROGRESS. aecellted promptly, -niifg-f5 flie articles of eapltulatiou the folh)wing reusous for his action: "The remole- nose froln succor, the state and quaflli- ty of llrovislons, etc.; unaninlity of of. rieel:S and men in its exi)ediency, the honorable lerms allowed and, laslly. the confidence in a generous enemy." Confidence in a generous enemy! Ab- Je('t fear of the vengeance just wreak- ed upon his savage emissaries wouhl have been the true statement. Bever- ley read the paper when Clark sent for him, but he could not Join in tlle ex- travagant delight of his fellow olIlcers and their brave men. What did "dl this victory mean to him? Hamilton to be treated as all honorable prisoner of war, permitted to slrut forth from file fort with his sword at his side, his head up--the scalp buyer, tm lnurder- er of Alice! What was patriotism to the crushed heart of a lover? Even if his vision had been able to pierce the future and realize the splendor of An- glo-Saxon civilization which was to fob low that little triumph at Vincennes, what pleasure could it have afforded him? Alice, Alice, only Alicc;'no other thought had influence save tile recur- ring surge of desire for vengeance upon her murderer. And yet that night Beverley slep and so forgot his despair for many hours, even dreamed a l)lcasant (h'ean) of home, where his childllood was spent; of the stately old house on lhe breezy hilltop overh)eking a sunni plantation, with a litlle river l:psing. and shimmering through it. tits m,lh- er's dear arms were itround bile, her lovlug breath sth'red his hair, ;rod his stalwart, gray headed fntlmr sat on I]:,, veramla comfolbly sfii'okffg fits'pipe, while away in the wide fields the ne- groes mmg tit the plow and the hoe. weeter aud sweeter gew tile scene, softer tilt., air, tclldcrcr the blending [sounds of lilt water murniur, leaf rile- tie, bird song and slave song until hand ]u 1HIII(I he Wallder(!(i wilh Alice in gl'(,ellill groves v(ll(q'l} Ilia lih' "wgls tremlfling with the ecsi:lsy of spring. A yolntg ollleer awoke hhn with :Ill orih)r fl'Olil Clark to go on duly at onc() wilh C:q)l'lins ,Vorthlneton and Vil- Items. who, umler Coh)ncl Chu'lc him ):pll', were lo take 1)ossession of the fort. .M(,(.h;mi(.ally he obeyed. Tl|e sun Veils far tip, shining between c.]onds of :t leaden, w'ttery hue, by the time every- thing was ready for the important cer- emony. Beside the main gale of Ill(, stockade two comp'mies of patriots un- tler Bowman and MeC'u'ty wcre drawll up as guards, while the Brllish garri- son filed out and was taken ill charge. This bit of formality ended, Governer Hamilton, attcudcd by sonic of llts of- ricers, went back into the fort and the gate was closed. Clark now gave orders that prepqra- tions be made for hauling down the British flag and hoisting the young banner of liberty in its place, when ev- erything should be ready for a salute of thirteen gtms from the captured bat- tery. Helm's round face was beaming. Plainly it showed that his happiness was supreme. He dared not say any- thing, however, for Clark was now ,ill sternness and formality. It would be dangerous to take any liberties, but he could smile and roll his quid of tobacco from cheek to cheek. Hamilton and Farnsworth, the hitter slightly wounded in the left arm, which was bandaged, stood together some- what apart from their fellow officers while preliminary steps for celebrating their defeat and capture were in prog- ress. They looked forlorn enough to have excited deep sympathy under fair- er conditions. Outside the fort the creoles were be- ginntng a nolse of Jubilation. The ru- mor of what was going to be done had passed from mouth to mouth until ev- ery soul in the town knew and tlu'llled with expectancy. Men, women nnd children eanlc swarndng to see ills slight and to hear at close range file crash of the cannon. Tlmy shouted, iu a scattering way at flrsl; then the Iv- mult grew swiftly to a so]i(l rolling tide that seemed beyorld all compari- son with the population of Vincenn,s. Hamilton heard it and trembled in- wardly, afraid lest the moll should prove too strong for the gn'u'd. One leonine voice roared dlslinctly. high above tbe noise. It was a seund familiar to all the creoles, that hollow- ing shout of Gaspard Roussillon's. IIc was roaming around the stockade, ll:v- ing been turned back by the guard when he tried to pass through tlm main gate. "They shut me out!" he bellowed fu- riously. "I am Gaspard Iloussillon. and they shut me out, me! zig! Me voici! Je vats cntrer hnmedlatement, moil" He attracted but little ilitcnlion. however. The people and the soldiery were all too excited by the spc(.ial in- terest of the occasion and too busy with making a racket of their own for any individual, even the grcut Roussll- Ion, to gain their eyes or ears. lh, in turn scarcely heard the tunult lhey made, so self centered were his burn- lng thoughts and feelings. A great oc. easion in Vincennes and he, (]espard Roussillon, not recognized as one of the large factors in it! Ah, no, never! And he strode along the wall of fle stockade, turning the corners and hcav- ily shambling over the inequalliies till he reached the postern. It was not fas- tened, some one having passed through Just before him. "zig!" he ejaculated, stepping inio the area and shaking hhnself fler th(, manner of a dusty nlastlff. "C'est lUOi! Gaspard Rousslllon!" Itis massive un. der j'tw was set like that of a vise, yel It quivered with rage, a rage whi(.t was more fiery condensation of self approval than unger. Outside lhe shouting, singing .rod htrzzas gathered strength and nob ume until the sound becanle a hoarse roar. Clark was uneasy. He had On(T- heard much of a threatening ch:lrach)r during the siege. The creoles were, ]:, kumv. lustL' exasperated, and even hi:; own lncn lhqd been showing a spn'ii which might easily be falmed into :t dangerous ll-une of veugeanee. 11. was very anxious to have lhe fornmii- ties of taking possession of lhe forl over with, so that he could the better control his for(ca. Senllbg for Bever- ley, he assigned him to lhe duty of hauling down the British flag and run- uing up that of Virginia. It was nn honor of no doubtful sort, whicb under different circulnstanees would haw made the lieutenant's heart glow. As it was he nroceeded without any sense O-f pride or'pleasure, moving as-a in(re machine in performing an act signifi- beyond any other done west of! the mountains in the great struggle! for American independence and the control of American territory. Hamilton stood a little way from the foot of the tall flagpole, his arms fohl- ed on his breast, his chin slightly drawn in, his brows contracted, gaz- ing steadily at Beverley while he was untying the halyard, which had been wound around tile pole's base aboul three feet above the ground. The American troops in the fort were dis- posed so as to form three sides of a hollow square, f'tcing inward. On(Is Jazon, serving as the ornamental cx treme of one line, was conspicuous for his outlandish garb and unmilit'lry b'earing. The silence inside the stock- ade offered a strong contrast to th( tremendous roar of voices outside. Clark made a signal, and at thc tap of a drum Beverley shook the ropes loose and began to lower the British colors. Slowly the bright emblem of earth' mightiest nation crept down in loken of the fact that a handful of back. Woodsmen had won an empire by a splendid stroke of pure heroism. Bev- erley detached the flag and, saluting, handed it to Colonel Clark. Hamil- ton's breast lmavcd and his iron jaws tigldencd their pressure until the lines of his cheeks were deep furrows of pain. Just then there was a birdlike move- ment, a winglike rustle, and a light fig- urc flitted swiftly across the area. All eyes were turned upon it. Hamilton recoiled, "is pale as death, half lifting hls hands :is if to ward off a deadly blow, and lhcn a gay flag was lhnlg out over hLs bead. He saw before him the girl he had shot, but her beau- tlful face was not waxen now, nor was it cohl or lifeless. The rich red blol was strong under the browned yet de!- ieate skin, the eyes were bright and brave, the cherry lips, sltghtly apart. gave a glhnpse of 1)earl white teeth. and the dimples--those roguish dimph.s --twinkled sweetly. Colonel Clark looked ou in amaze- ment and in spite of himself in ad- miration. IIe did not understand. The sudden incident had bewildered llim but his virile nature was instantly and wholly charmed. Something llke a breath of violets shook the tendoresl chords of his heart. Alice stood firmly, a statue of tri- umph, her rlght arm 'outstretclmd. holdlug the fl'lg blgh above Han}ilton's head, and (.lose by her side the little hunchba(.k Jean was poscd in his most characterisllc attitude, gazlug at the banner which he himself had stolen and kept hidden for Alice's sake and because he loved it. There was a dead silence for some moments, during which Hamilton's face showed that he was ready to col- lapse. Then the keen voice of Oucle Jazon broke forth: 'WiveZhorzhVasinhm! Vivelaban- ni'ere d'Aliec ltoussillonF' lie sprang to the middle of tlm an'ca and finns his ohl cap high in air, willl :l shrill war whoel. "II'ist it, h'ist it! ]iisscz la Imnniere de Mlle. Alice Roussilhm! Voihl. que c'est glorleuse, cettc 1)anniere l:l! lt'ist it, h'ist it!" IIe was dancing with a rickety live. llness, his goatish legs and shriv(,h,d body giving him tile look of an (mm(.i- ated salyr. Clark had b(n tohl by some ()IT Ms creole ofliecrs the s[ory of how Alice ratscd the llag wh,,1) llelnl huff( I)w fort lind how she snatched il I'ro:n HanlillOll'S hand, as it were, and wmlld not give it Ul) wllen he denland(,d il. The whole situnlion pretty soon I}ega,l to explain itself, as he saw wlmt Alice was dohlg. Then he lwqrd her say lo IIanlilton wlli)e s]le sh)wly sw'lyed lh(, rippling llag back "lnd forih: "I sahl, :is you will renlend)(w, 5i. ]l, (-]ouverllcllr. ill:It wlleu yOU next should see tllis flag 1 should wave il; over yonl head. Vell, look. I am waving it. Vtvc la repuhlique! Vivc (leol'gv Washington! Vhat rio you tlduk of il. M. le Gouverncur?" The poor lltlle huncllback Je;tn look off his cap an(1 tossed it in rhythmic:d emphasis, lceping lime to hcr words. And now from behind the IIolh)w squure canle a mighty voice: "C'est tool, Gaspard Rousslllon; nl, voici, messieurs!" There was a spirit iu the air which caught from Alice a thrill of romanttc energy. 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