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THE CATHOLIC PROGRE.SS. ALICE o_f OLD VINCENNES SYNOPSIS. OHAPTIR I---Alice and Jean Rous- elon are waifs adopted by Gaspard Roussilon, a French settler at Vincen- nes. Father Beret m tile parish priest. Chapter II--Rene de Ronville brings news to Father Beret that a boat load of liquor has lauded a Vincennes; al- so a letter from France, which the liest destroys unread. Tile youth then goes to Roussillon's, and Alice detains him so that lie will not join in the liquor carousal. CHAPTER IlI--Long Hair, an In- dian, runs away from the carousal with a demijohn of ehoise brandy and i chased and shot by tile oro.wd. Al- ICe and Jean find Long Hair wounded in a swamp. Father Beret nurses him. The Indian finds a locket dropped by Alice, showing her as a child. Chapter IV--Roussillon returns from a trading journey and brings Al- ive a rare Indian amulet. Rene has a sweetheart, Adrienne Bouroier. Tim Revolution. Chapter VmAlice raises tile star angled oanqer over Fort Sackville. r father appointed captain, and Re- ne lieutenant. Captain Helm and Lieutecant Fitzhugh Beverly come from General Clark's army to super- sode them. Chapter VIBeverley and Father ervt 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 an her locket. The British under Iamilton move on Vincennes. Chapter VIII--Alice is a Tarleton ef Virginia blue blood and was taken captive in childhood by Indians. The CHAPTER XX[ CONTINUED ai saw somebody's lover the ollwr day over yonder in the Indian vill:g(,. spoke to me about somebody--eh, ma petite, quc voulcz-vous dire?" "Oh, Papa Roussillon we were just talking about Rene!" cried Ali('e. "Have you seen him?" "I saw you, you little minx. Jumping into a man's arms right under tile eyes of a whole garrison! BahI I could n,,t believe it was my little Alice!" He let go a grand guffaw, whieh seemed to shake the cabin's walls. Al- ice blushed cherry red. Adrienne, us) bashful to inquire about Rene. was trembling with anxiety. The truth was not in Gaspard Rousslllon jusl then, or if it was tt stayed in him. for he had not seen Rene de Ronville. I t was his generous desire to please m,I to appear opulent of knowledge and sympathy that made him speak. If,, knew what would please Adrienne. so why not give her at least a delicious foretaste? Surely, when a thing was so cheap one need not be so parsimoni- ous as to withhold a mere anticlpatien, He was off before the girls could press him into details, for indeed he had none. "There, now, what did I tell you?" cried Alice when the big man was gone. "I told you Rene would come. They always come back." Father Beret came in a little laler. As soon ns he saw Allce he frowned and began to shake his head, but sh,' only laughed and, imitating his hypo- critical scowl, yet fringing it with a twin, kle of merry lines and dimples, pointed a taper finger at him and ex- claimed: "You bad, had man! Why did you British attack the fort. Helm Beverley its sole defenders. Chapter IX--Helm surrenders. leo carries off the flag she had planted on the fort and gives it to Father Be- ret to hide. Tile British commander angry over the stolen flag, Roussillon a prisoner of war. Chapter X--Alice promises to return tha flag to save Roussillon. It has been stolen from Father Beret's cabin. Roussillou knocks Hamhton down and capes. Rene kills a British soldier and also runs away. Captain Farns- worth, a British officer, annoys Adri- enne Bourvier and is knocked down by Father Beret. Chapter XI--Cautain Faxnsworth attacks Father Beret in a dispute about the missing flag. Alice shoots Farnsworth and is arrested ly Hamil- ton. Beverly swears revenge on Ham- ilton and disappears. He finds the lost locRet. Chapter XII--Bevrely leaves surrep- titiously and sends Alice a book and in it couoeals a letter; kills tworof the Indian scouts sent in pursuit by Ham- ilton; Alice is released, misses her locket. Gaspard Rouissillon visits homo b night, is surprised by Hamii, tea's patrol, makes his esospe, Alice ordered to the fort. Chapter XIII.--Beverley escapes. B[sets Uncle Jason and Kenton. All are smpmsod by Indians and captured. Jason and Kenton escape. Bverley Long Hair's prisoner. Chapter XIVAlice is su3eeted to unkind thrusts by Hamilton, while Farnsworth finds he is becoming deep- ly interested in her and undergoes dis- comforts and insult fir her sake. Hamilton interviews Father Bract, The priest and Farnswotrh become friends. Chapter XV .Bovreley runs gaunt- let, fails in escaping. Long Hair steals Beverley away from camp "Try run 'way, kill." Longhair releases Bey- ChaFfer XVI--Father Beret and Farnsworth speck of Alice's danger and plan to aid her. By a ruse Father Beret gets Farnsworth to drink to in- toxication. Hamiltml with evil intent visits Alice's cell and tolls her that Beverly's scalp is a trophy at head. quarters. Alice in desperation makes a successful dash for liberty. Chapter XVII--Beverley comes up with Clark's army quite exhausted and is assigned to duty in the Httle band. Fording streams and flooded low lands, cold and hunger endanger success of epxedition. Onele Jazon and Beverley secure a rmup of buffalo and conditions change. Chapter XVlII.--Hamllton in des. peration pursues" Altce and Father Be. rot intercepts ann engages him in a duel after a stray shot from Hamil. ton's pistol wounds A'lice. Hamil- ton is finally disarmed by the priest and submits to conditions before re. leased. Chal:ter XIX.--Beverley returns with Clark and troops and make an attack on tim Fort. Hamilton is ta- ken by surprise in the attack, Rousselillon returns and makes his presence felt. Beverley overcome at hsarlng that Alice has been killed by] Hamilton. I Chapter XX--Clark demands un. I conditional surrender of the tort. A meeting to discuss terms is arranged at the church. Hamilton agrees to terms of surrender, Beverly is direct. ed to lmul down tile English fla and hotst the American. Alice appsarj' with the lost flag and waves it otvr Hamilton's head. and pretend to me that Lieutenant Bevel'- ' Icy was dead? What sinister eccleslas- A1- tieal motive prompted you to describe how Long Iair scalped him? Ah, fa- ther" The priest laid a broad hand over her saucy mouth. "Something or other seems to have excited you mightily, ma fille. You are a trifle Impulsively inclined today." "Yes, Father Beret; yes, I know, and I am ashamed. My heart shrinks when I think of what I did. But I was so glad, such a grand Joy came all over me when I saw him so strong "rod brave and beautiful coming toward m(,. gmlling that warm, glad smile and holding out his arms--ah, when I saw all that--when I knew for sure that he was not dead, I, why, father--I Just had.to. I couldn't help It." Father Beret laughed in spite of hhn- self, but quickly managed to resume his severe countenance. "Ta, taw he exclaimed.. "It was a bold thing for a little girl to do." "So it was, so it was. But it was also a bold thing for him to do--to come back after he was dead and scalped and look so handsome and grand! I'm ashamed and sorry, father, but--bui I'm afraid I might do it again if-cw,qi, I don't care if I did! So there, now!" "But what iu the world are you talk- ing about7" lnterpohcd Adrienne. Evi- dently they were discussing a mos in- teresting matter of whidh she knew nothing and that did not suit her fem- inine curiosity. "Tell me." She pulled Father Beret's sleeve. "Tell me, ] say]" It is probable that Father Beret would mve pretended to betray Alice's source of mingled delight and embar- rassment had not the rest of the Bour- eler household returned in time u) break up the conversation. A lltth, later Alice gave Adrienne a vividly dramatic account of the whole scene. "Ah, men Dleu!" exclaimed the pe- tite brunette after she had heard the exciting story. "That was Just like you, Alice. You always do superb things. You were born to do them. You shoot Captain Farnsworth, you wound Lieutenant Barlow. you climb on to the fort and set up your flag; you ake It down again and run away with it, you get shot and you do not die, you kiss your lover right before a whole garrison! Ben Dieu If I could but do all those things!" She clasped her tiny hands before her and added rather de- Jectedly: "But I couldn't. I couldn't. I couldn't kiss a man JU that wayl" Late in the evening news came to ousslllon place, where Gaspard Rous- llon was once more happy in the aidst of his little family, that the In- Inn Long Itair had Just been brought- to the fort and would be shot on the following day. A scotng party cap. lured him as he approached the to.wn bearing at his belt the fresh scalp of a white' man. Ite would lmve been killed forthwith, but Clark, who wished Io avoid o rcpetltiou of the savage congo. an('.e meted out to the Indians on lhe previous day, had gtven strict orders that all prisoners should be brought in to the fort, wl, c.  ihey were to have a fair trial by court marhtl. Both Ilehn and Beverley were at IRmsslllon place, the former sipp'ng wine and chatting with Gaspard, the latter, of course, hovering around Al-" lee after tile manner of a huugry hoe ar)nnd a partlcuhlrly sweet and dell. clously refractory flower, It was rnln. ing slowly, the fine drops coming Straight down through the cold, s!ill FebruarY_air,_but the twqjo!)ngAmo- i pie-found it pleasant enough for-them on the veranda were they walked back and forth, making fair exchange of the exciting experiences which h.td befallen them during their long separa- tion. Between the lines of these mutu- al recitals sweet, fresh echoes of tbe old. old story went from heart to heart an amcebrcan love bout llke that of spring birds calling tenderly back and forth In the blooming Maytime woods. Both Captain Helm and M. Roussll- Ion were delighted to hear of Lens Halr's capture and certain fate, hut neither of them regarded the news as of sufficient Importance to need much cOmment. They did not think of telling Beverley and Alice. Jean, however lying awake In his little bed. overheard th]e conversation, which he repeated to Alice next morning with great clrcum- stantiality. Having the quick Insight bred of frontier experience, Alice instantly caught the terrible significance of the dilemma in which she and Beverley would be placed by Long Haiffs situs- lien. Moreover, something in her heart arose With irreslstlhle power demand- lag the'final, the absolute human sym pathy and gratitude. No matter wlml deeds Long Hair had committed that were evil beyond forgiveness, he had done for her the all atoning thing. Iic had saved Beverley and sent him bqck to her. With a start and a chill of dread, she thought, "What if it .is already too late?" But her nature could not hesitate. To feel the demand of an exigency was to act. She snatched a wrap from ils peg on the wall and ran as fast as she could to the fort. People who met her flying along wondered, staring after her, what could be urging her so thai A'(; saw nobody, checked herself for nothing, ran splashing through tile pud- "The for$ is blown upl" dies ID the sweet, gazing ahead of her as ff pursuing some flying object from which she dared not turn her eyes. And there was indeed a call for her utmost power of flight if she would be of any assistance to Long Hair, who even then stood bound to a stake in the fort's area, while a platoon of riflemen. those unerring shots from Kentucky and Virginia, were ready to make a target of him at a range of but twenly ards. Beverley, greatly handicapped by the eaet that the fresh scalp of a while man hung at Long Hair's belt, had ex- hausted every possible argument t, avert or mitigate the sentence promptly spoken hy the court martial of which Colonel Clark was the ruling spirit. He had succeeded barely to the extent of turning the mode of cxecutlon from tomahawking to shooting. All the olIi. cers in the "fort approved killing the prisoner, and it was difficult for Colo- nel Clark to prevent the men from making outrageous assaults upon him, so exasperated were they at sight o the scalp. | Oriole JaSon proved to be one of the most refractory among those who de- manded tomahawking and scalping as the only treatment due Long Hair. The repulslvo savage stood up before them stolid, resolute, defiant, proudly flaunt- lag the badge which testified to his horrible efficiency as an emissa]T of q'amllton. It had been left lu hie belt by Clark's order as the best Justi- fication of his doom. "L' me hack 'is head!" Curie Jazon pleaded. "I Jes' hankers to ehol) a hole inter it. An', besides, I want '1 tacelp to hang up wi' mine an' that ', the InJun @hat selped"mo, le kicked me in the ribs, the varmint." Beverley pleaded eloquently and well, but even the genial Major Helm laugh. ed at his sentiment of gratitude to a savage who at best but relented at the last moment for Alice's sake and cos- eluded not to sell him to Hamilton. it Is due to the British commander to record here that he most positively and with what appeared to be high sin.cer- lty denied the charge of having offered rewards for the taking of human Scalps. He declared that his purposes and practices were humane, and that, while he did use the Indians as mlita- ry allies, his orders to them were that they must forego cruel modes of war- fare and refrain from savage outrage upou prisoners. Certainly the weigh of contemporary testimony seems over- whelmingly against him, but we enter his denial. Long Hair himself, &ow- ever, taunted him with accusations of unfaithfulness in canting out some very Inhuman contracts, and, to add a terrible sting, volunteered the state- ment that poor Barlow's scalp had served in his turn in the place of Bev- erley's. With conditions so hideous to con- tend against, Beverley, of course, had no possible means of succoring the con demhe" savage. "Him a-kickln' yet ribs clean inter z e. an' a-m.akln'e run the gantlet, an' [hero ye air a-tryln' to save 'is life!" whined earle Jazon. "W'y mall, l thought ye hed some sentermentst Dust 'is lnjin liver, I kin feel them kicks what ho guy me till yit. Ventrebleu! Que diable voulez-vousT" Clark simply pushed Beverley's pleadings aside as not worth a mo- ment's consideration. He easily fed the fine bit of gratitude at the bottom of it all, but there was oo much in the other side of the balance. Justice. the discipline and confidence of his lit- tle army and the claim of the women and children on the frontier demanded firmness in dealing with a case like Long Hair's.\\; "No, no," he said to Beverley, "l would do anything in the world for you, Fitz, except to swerve an inch from duty to my country and the de- fenseless people down yonder in Ken- lucky. I can't do it. There'sno use to press the matter further, The die lu cast. That brute's got to be killed and killed dead. Look at him--look at that scalp! I'd have him killed if I dropped dead for It the next instant." Beverley shudilered. The argument was horribly convincing, and yet, some- how, the desire to save Long Hair overbore everything else In his mind. He could not cease his efforts. It seem- ed to him as if he were pleading for Alice herself. Captain Farnsworth. strange to ay, was the only man in the fort who leaned to Beverley's side, but he was reticent, doubtless feeling th:H his position as u British prisoner gave him no right to speak, especially when every lip around him was muttering something about "Infamous scalp buy- ers and Indian partisans," with whom he was prominently counted by the speakers. As Clark had said, the die was cast. Long Hair, bound to a stake, the sc'dp still dangling at his side, grimly faced his executioners, who were eager to fire, He appeared to he proud of the fact that he was going to be killed. "One thing I can say of him," Hehn remarked to Beverley--"he's the grand est specimen of the animal--I might say the brute--man that I ever saw, red, white or black. Just look at his body and limbsI Those muscles are perfectly marvelous." "He saved my life, and I must stand here and see him murdered," the young man replied with intense bitterness. It was nil that he could think, all that he could say. He felt inefficient and dejected, almost desperate. Clark himself, not willing to cast rc- sponslblllty upon a subordinate, made ready to give the fatal order. Turning to Long Hair first, he demanded of him as well as he could in the Indian dialect, of which he had n smattering, what he had to say at his last moment. The Indian straightened his already upright form and by a strong bulging of his muscles snapped the thongs that bound him. Evidently he had not tried thus to free himself. It was rather n spasmodic expression of savage digni- ty and pride. One arm and both his legs still were partially confined by the bonds, but his right hand he lifted, with a gesture of immense self satis- faction, and pointed at Hamilton, "Indian brave; white man coward," he said, scowling scornfully. "Lore' Hair tell truth; white man ltel" Hamllton's countenance did not change its calm, cold expressieu. Long Hair gazed at him fixedly for a lon moment, his eyes flashing most concen- trated hate and contempt. Then he tore the scalp from his belt and flun it with great force straight toward the captive governor's face. It fell short, but "the look that went with it did not and Hamilton recoiled. At that moment Alice arrived, ll,,r coming was just in time to interrupl Clark, who had turned to the waltin" platoon with the order of death on his lips. She made no noise, savhe flut- tering of her skirts and her loud and rapid punting on account of her long, hard run. She sprang before Long Hair and faced the platoon. "Yon cannot, you shall not kill this man!" she cried in a voice loaded wilh excitement. "Put away those gulls!" Woman never looked more thrillingly beautiful to man than she did jus1 then to all those rough, stern back- woodsmen. During her flight her bal had fallen down, and it glimmered lille soft sunlight around her face. Some thing compelling flashed out of her eyes, an expression between a trium- phant smile and a ray of irresistibl6 beseechment. It took Colonel Clgrk's breath when he turned and saw her standing there and heard her words. "This man saved Lieutenant Borer. ley's life," she presently added, getting lYetter cOntrol of her Volce ana sendlnM into it a thrilling timbre. "You shall not.harm him; you must not do it!" Beverley was astounded when lm saw her, the thing was so unexpected, so darlng aud done with such high, lm- perlous force. Still it was but a real- ization of what he had imagined slm would be upon occasion. He stood gaz- ing at her, as did all the rest, while she faced Clark and the platoon of rifle- men. To hear his own name pass her quivering lips in that tone and In that connection seemed to him a consecra. tioll. (To be ontinued.} IOHN B. QUINN. Attorney at Law. 316 Oriental Block JAMES T. LAWLER ATTORNEY AT LAW 31,( Olob Block SEATTLE, WASH PATRONIZE OUR ,ADVERTrBBIS.' 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