The Granite Enterprise. (Granite, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, April 27, 1917 Page: 3 of 8
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S THE QUARTERBREED S
A Tale of Advontnroo on
An Indian Reservation
Robert Ames Benaet
ON Ilia way to tak* lb* agency at Lakr.tah Indian reservation following lb* murder of Agenl Nogen. C*pt
Floyd Hardy. U. «. A., reecuea a quartrrbrn.nl girl and two men from attacking Indiana. They are Jacque*
Dupoal, po*t-treder. hla daughter Mart*, and lteglnald Vaadervyn. ag -ncy clerk and aephew of Heaator
'Memmer. Hardy I rare* Vandervyn had bwn prmnlaed tbe agency by hla politician uncle, dlaruvar* the Indiana
nr.. dlaafferted becaua* 4hey hav* Iwn cheated In a trlhal mlna which Imi-.nt and Vandervyn ar* Illegally work-
ins. la puaaled when hla friendly ipw h to trtbeamea. Interpreted by Vandervyn'a halfbreed to« |, anger* the
Indiana, and ha determine* to find out wbat'a wrung all around ami right It. Ha propoaea marriage to Maria,
whom Vandervya alao la courting. and la held off. hut aureed tenderly by her whan ahot and wounded from am*;
buab. I.oat In tb* mountalaa after a aacond amhuah attempt on hla life. Hardy wandrra Into tha Indian ramp.
I earn* they have mlaunderatood hla motlvea through misinterpretation. makm frlenda with them and aceuaea Ito-I
pout and Vandervyn of rascality to tbrir face*. Out of thla altuatloa aprlngx a much more aerloua dilemma for tha'
army officer, attacking both hla affectlona and hla honor—a* you will a*e In thla laatallmeaL
CHAPTER XII—Continued. I >"U want to take away the mine from
—7— the tribe and from ua too!"
"You add to my regret. Yet. as art- j Hardy winced under the scornful
Inn agent. It la my duty to cetiaur* reproach' yet did not yield a hair. "I
your father and Mr. Vandervyn for de-1 huva done my duty. Mlaa l>u|iout. 1
"You do not regret saving toy Ufa,"
"Wall, tueblte not. J oat the same,
It'a mighty hard luck on ua. Here w«
went and blocked out all that there
11 "He aaya tbay think you war* very
brave to follow tha abuoter Into tha
broken mountain. Tbay are vary
aorry that tbay ruuld n t again and
the trail of tha bad Indian after lo*>
lug It oo the bare rorka from which
h« mu*t have ahot iTiarllc
"Tell tbem that la all right Tba
fellow thought I waa tba enemy of
hla tribe. Ha will aoon laarn bet
! tar. Neither ba nor any other will
j again attack me.'
"Yea. you bava Ulkad Tboiwlertx.lt
Into Iwlievtng you tha trlba'a dear
eat friend." Ironically replied llarle.
"Thee.. aiUy fallowa trailed you to
tha chlefa (imp, and have awallowed
whole tha account of the wonderful
good tlilnga you are golug to do for
tha tribe. All thla guah and fuaa waa
♦•elvlnu me. Had they told me ubout «hnll continue to do It. I hare no In- ore— three hundred thouiiaud dollars oVer tha* U"1 your heart"
Nogen'* malfeaaance— hla blocking of t tendon of robbing anyona of what Is aa good aa In our |>ocketa—not to > rdleaa of tba mockery In tbe
the new traaty and compelling tba In- rightfully hi " " U"J"' * ' " J
Ulan* to work tha mine without pay—'
"He did that?" Marie questioned her
"Well, ine and Mr. Van done all we
could to git him to pay 'em," mumbled
"Of course! But he— I did not think
him no mean t" The glrl'a eyea blazed
. «!>eak of all thafa down under and ,rlr!" l,ar,,'r ,urne<1 to ■' ,J
"Yet when the reaervatlon la thrown | t'other aide the abaft For all we know. 1,0,1 at I>ollt','n>«a In ackoowledg-
o| en for entry, aotneone elae who It runa clean through tba mountain mM,t tbelr kindly feeling.
l*P-a>l looted to Yaedarvya. mi
randaad • alga to arqniaw^
"O"! "t to leav* yo« t« tba
larrb. Cup." ba aald. "bet if M^rla a
aat (Ml flint. gv**a rV bava to.-
-Tall four uf tba police tWy we
detailed to aaeart yourself and Mtoa
Dupont back to tha agaocy," ordered
Hardy. Ha ral**4 hla hat to Mart*.
"Fannl! ma to wtab you a ptoaaent
Tba girl tara«4 away without reply -
g Hardy stood for a moment
and atlll under Vaadervya'a asultaat
mlla; then faced about and ataadlly
walked off along the mountain tor-
Ha did not return to tba rabla un-
til the greater number of the aaddla
and pack poole* had been brought up
from the valley aad tba returning
party bad mouuted and rtddao away
on tba back trail. Vaadervya atarted
off with tbem. and Ilardy'a keen, basal
ayea dimmed aa. leaning agalaat a
gnarled pine on tba alop* above, b«
watched tba lover* rid* away, aide
Angered at hlmaelf for hla momen-
tary weakneaa. be aprang down the
ledgea to tha terrace, and ha at en ed
back to talk with Hedbear. Ha waa
met at tbe cabin door by Olnna, who
placed a linger on her Up* and whle-
pered that her brother bad at laat
Hardy withdrew to tho ahady aid*
r>f the cabin, where h* aat dowa oo hla
naddla and begun drafting u llat of In
t ruction* for th* tribal delegate* to
Washington. He waa atlll writing
them when, ahortly before nightfall.
My appeal bfHMI
never auw the mine may allp In ahead
of ua ami Jump It." aald Vandervyn.
'"Thnt la aomethlng I cannot pre-
vent." aald Hardy.
"You can!" contradicted Marie.
"The chlefa will not Insist on the new
and her nostrils dilated. "So that waa i treaty—they will do what Pere thinks
why he wua shot? I don't blame the I heat for them and ua. If you leave the
man who did It—I could have done It
myself! The thief!— Iteggle, If only
you had let the killer escape!"
"Couldn't" tersely replied Vander-
vyn. "He was blood-mad—would have
got Charlie and me, too, If we hadn't
"Thnt was self-defense," said Har-
dy. "It has been greed and dishonesty,
though, that huve prompted you to
conceal from me the facts that led up
to the killing. Aside from the danger
to me, you have permitted the tribe to
verge upon an uprising that would
have compelled their pacification by t'0°l and alert. He at once walked up
the war department. All this that you | to Dupont.who sat putting at his pipe
matter to him and Keggie."
"I must do my duty
agent," insisted Hardy. •
The girl turned her back upon him
In open disdain. He raised his bat to
her and started for the cabin, his face
white, but his shoulders squared back
und his head very erect
Another Card or Two.
A few minutes later Hardy came out
of the cubin. Though grave, he was
and down tit China!'
"That doea not mer the situation,"
"Ifebbe 1! don't and then ag'ln—"
Dupont began to acratch hla head.
"Yea, mebl>e It don't and then, ag'ln,
mebbe It does. Just you take a look
at It this way. Cap. 8uppom> that new
treaty goea through, the tribe don't
acting git nothing out of tlila mine, and we
don't neither. Just some lucky bum
Dupont muttered a curse, and ven-
tured an Ill-humored remark loud
enough to reach Ilardy'a ears: "The
whole bunch'd slug a different tune
if I told tbem bow be turned down
the chance to give tbe tribe bulf
what's In our mine"
"Chuck It Jake!" Interposed Van-
dervyn, with a good-humored smile
that surpriaed Hardy no leas than the
trader. "It'a up to us to take our
might steal the ore of this mine."
"Steal our own ore?" bellowed Du-
pont. "You're plumb locoed!"
"Not so loud, if you please," quietly
replied Hardy. "The ore is not
"That's all you know about it," blus-
tered the trader. "Ain't I one of the
discoverers and locators of the lode?"
"The lode Is not subject to location.
It Is on Indian land."
"What If It Is? Ain't I a member of
"The tribal land has not yet been
allotted in severalty. Every square
foot of ground on the reservation be-
on the top of the mine-dump.
"Redbear seems to be quiet," he
said. "Where Is your daughter?"
Dupont pointed vuguely down the
mountuln-slde. "She went off with Mr.
Vtiu, to try to smooth down his fur.
You riled him considerable, Cap."
"I regret that it was necessary to
beats us to it, and the government says ,ue<Uc'n«- We know It will not be to
it's hlsn. Is that fair and square?"
"You have acted outside the law,"
said Hardy. "You must take your
chances with other locators."
"How about the tribe?" querlpd Du-
pont "Don't you care nothing about
their Interests? Just supitoslng you
and me and Mr. Van took hold of this
here proposition for the tribe and <pllt
even with them on tbe proceeds. I call
that a square deal to them and us, too
—and I know Marie would think the
same. She likes y*u. Cap. Just show
Her you want to do what's best for all
concerned, and I'm dead sure she—"
"Stop!" coinmnnded Hardy. "Leave
your daughter out of this."
You've got to tell me how Tm
going to do It" replied Dupont In an
Injured tone. "If I don't git my share
in the mine, Mr. Van can't afford to
"All right, Cap. I don't bear no i take her; and you won't hate no
grudge. Mebbe now you'd like to take show. But you git in right with Marie,
a look at the mine." j and she'd work her bands to the bone
"Yes," crisply agreed Hardy. for you. She ain't bo common breed
Dupont rose and led him Into the plrl, neither. You know that She'd
mouth of the tunnel. There he un- be a real lady, if she had money—
locked a heavy tool chest and took
longs to the tribe as a whole. No one ?u* tw0 candles. These were needed,
member can hold Individual title to 'or though the tunnel ran Into the
any of It."
"Well, what of It?" demanded Du
pont, far from silenced. "If the tribe
•wants to work the mine, and they want
me und Mr. Van to manage It for them
and buy the ore, what In hell have you
got to say about It?"
"Nothing at present," answered
Hardy. "If the tribe consents, I shall
make no objection. You will be able
to cheat them of only a few thousand
dollars before the new treaty is con-
summated and all this mineral land
opened to location and entry under the
The veins on Vandervyn's crimsoned
forehead were swollen and pulsating
•with his furious anger. He spoke In
"The Whole Tribe Hatea You—and
I'm One of the Tribe.1
a high, airy tone: "So you are going
to pull wires to get our mine taken
away from us?"
"I shall see that Justice Is done to-
ward the tribe," said Hardy, and he
fixed the younger man with a glnnce
that compelled him to blink and look
But now Marie's swift-mounting
scorn and anger burst out in a storm
"You hypocrite I you self-righteous
ninrtitiet! You would reprimand my
father und Mr. Van, would you? And
«-nch a thousand times better man than
mountain side less than three hundred
feet, its twisting course along the ore-
vein soon shut out the daylight. Du-
pont noticed his companion's dubious
look at the soft ore-body that formed
the roof and one wall of the tunnel.
"Walk quiet, and don't talk loud,"
he said. "We ain't done no timbering
yet. Drove in this drift to the foot of
the shaft fast as we could git the lazy
cusses to work, so's we could figure
what we had to count on."
nardy made no reply until they
came to the end of the tunnel and
stepped dut Into the dim daylight of
the shaft bottom. He looked up the
big, square, timbered well, and re-
marked: "You sank this first then
drove In to meet it"
"Yep. Wanted to make sure the
vein didn't pinch out nowhere. Nogen
and Mr. Van both figured we got three
hundred thousand dollars of ore as
good as blocked out"
"Ah," said Hardy, and he signed to
Dupont to lead the way back.
They had gone twenty-five or thirty
paces when a little slither of ore fell
on the floor of the tunnel in front of
Dupont. Instantly he sprang forward,
with a whispered cry: "Jump—
Hardy leaped after him, barely In
time to clear the ton or more of ore
thut dropped from the roof in a mass.
Without stopping to look behind them,
the two men hastened stealthily down
the slight slope of the tunnel, their
candles upraised and eyes fixed on the
soft, raw ore-body above them. At any
moment the entire roof might cave In
and bury them. The shock of the first
fall loosened small quantities of ore
all along the passage. Fragments drib-
bled'down behind and In front of the
fugitives and even on their heads.
Panic-stricken, they broke Into a rut}.
It was none too soon. As they dashed
around the turn that brought them to
the outlet the entire roof behind them
cume thudding down.
Safe outside, Dupont shook the
fragments from his hat and clothes.
only yon ain't going to give her no
"She knows that I wish to marry
her," said Hardy.
"Think she believes that when
you'r* going to rob me and her of a
Hardy looked directly at the temp-
ter, his eyes clear and resolute, though
his face was white and drawn. "It Is
of no use, Dupont I shall do what I
consider my duty."
Dupont's face darkened. "So that's
what I git for saving your life. You
ain't got a particle of gratitude, and
you don't care a hang abou^ her."
"I must beg to differ with you," said
Hardy. "But 1 cannot expect you to
understand my position."
Dupont drew out his pipe and re-
turned to his seat on the mine-dump,
to brood on his wrongs in morose si-
lence. Hardy thoughtfully walked
back to the cabin, drew out a writing
pad from one of his saddlebags and
began to draft a semiofficial letter to
the most influential of his few ac-
quaintances In Washington.
tbe best interests of tbe tribe. The
responsibility, however, is his."
"You ain't going to throw down, are
you?" exclaimed Dupont
"What else can we do?" mildly
asked Vandervyn. "The game is up."
"What If the government don't
make it no rush, but has the entry-
men drnw lots?" objected Dupont. "I
been fool enough to show Cap through
the diggings and tell him what we
got blocked out If he ain't square
enough to keep his head shut, we
won't stand no chance at all of buying
out the entryman what draws first
choice in the lottery."
"You see, captain," said Vandervyn.
"As we discovered and developed the
lode, do you not think the honorable
thing would be to make no mention
of the mine in your report?"
"The tribe should receive a large
payment for tbelr mineral lands," re-
"Quite true," agreed Vandervyn, his
voice ringing clear and strong with
sincerity. "There was talk of pay-
ing them fifteen millions. I think it
should be fifteen or twenty. We have
found Indications of other lodes. I
am sure you will see that it would be
perfectly honorable to report that
fact but leave out all mention of our
mine. That would protc t us, and do
no harm to the tribe. If you see it
that way, I will pull all the wires I
can to convince the government that
this part of the reservation Is rich in
minerals. My uncle is chairman of
the treaty commission. If his report
favors a payment of fifteen or twenty
millions to the tribe, congress will ap-
propriate that amount"
"If there are Indications of other
lodes as rich as this one, fifteen mil-
lions Is none too large a price," said
Hardy. "You agree to help obtain
fair compensation to the tribe?"
"Provided you do the fair and hon-
orable thing by uu," replied Vander-
Hardy considered, and nodded.
"Very well. As between you and the
other entrymen. It seems to me right
to withhold your secret You found
"You Insulted My Father!"
. . . ....... and developed this mine, and it Is not
'• « «< *<> •«" «<> ■> « > u,„,
>ogen had the work done at the ex-
pense of the tribe."
"Pere and Mr. Van will pay them
for all the •work," proudly stated Ma-
Dupont gaped in blank amazement
at this unwelcome prediction. Not so
"Of course we shall pay thetn, cap-
tain," he confirmed. "I intend to list
the claimants and the amount due
them at the council tomorrow. Nei-
ther Jake nor I can afford to settle
with them out T>f hand. But Jake
will allow them part payment In trade
goods, and we shall make other pay-
did not notice the half-dozen figures
In darK blue uniform thnt came swing-
ing down the precipitous mountain-
side above the terrace. When at last
he finished the letter and looked up,
he saw all the members of the police
escort drawn up in line before him,
their, swarthy faces alight with re-
spectful friendliness. Their sergeant
uttered a guttural word of salutation,
and begun making signs.
Hardy smiled, shook his head, and
looked around for an interpreter. Du-
pont still sat sulkiug on the mine
dump, but Marie and Vandervyn
were coming back up the mountain
side. They appeared only a few I nients as fast as we get returns from
yards away, as Hardy glanced about our next ore shipments."
His lips drew tense when he per-1 "Very good," agreed nardy. "You
ceived the girl s happy blushes and ! are to understand, however, that the
the look with which Vandervyn was . fribe must voluntarily bring the ore
regarding her halt averted face. j to the reservation boundary and there
At sight of Hardy she straightened ; sell it to you. Have you considered
with proud disdain, and would have j the risk of the public surmising the
immediately gone around into the
cabin had he not spoken.
"Pardon me. Miss Dupont These
men wish to repot t to me. May I ask
and pulled out his bandanna to wipe
off the sweat that was gathering In \ yon to interpret for them?"
beads on hla forehead. ! The girl turned coldly to the ser-
"Ugh!" he grunted. "Don't never geaut, who at once poured out an im-
see me in there ag'ln till It's timbered." passioned declamation, emphasized
"Rather close call," remarked with swift-formed signs. He was still
Hardy. I talking, when Dupont sullenly sham-
"You're a cool one," muttered the , bled over from the mine-dump. His
trader, and he scowled. "Nom d'ua i discontented face darkened stUl more
y>«u! Who ha* made all the trouble chlen! Just my luck! If I hadn't j when he came within hearing of tho
liere since you came? Tbe whole tribe j sung out, you'$. 'a* got smashed under I speakers.
bates you—and I'm one of the tribeI] that first drop.
^'U straight-laced prig! You aayj "I shall not forget It, Dupont"
l'ere and H-ggle are dishonest, wheat "Me, neither. 'Stead of being rid of
all they wlah to do la to give the tribe jroa. here you ar* ready *a ever to
g>«>d work and good pay. But you—' n ua «*t—and I don* Itl"
existence of the mine from the ore
"No chance of that" explained Du-
ront "Nogen let It out that he got
the ore from a prospect In the moun-
tains clean back across the other
boundary of the reservation, and he
showed around a smelter report of a
shipment of ore that we'd doctored
with barren rock so's It Just paid out
Hardy did not smile. He returned
graveiy to Marie. "In view of the
| general agreement. Miss Dupont may
At last the aergeant finished hla im- j I hope that you—'
promptu oradoa. Without looking at I -You may not Captain Hardy," she
Hardy, Marie gave tbe substance of ungraciously Interrupted. "You ln-
th* speech with contemptuous curt- suited my father. He and I shall at
nes* •' I one* leave for home,"
Vnndervyn came Jogging back to the
mine. He had had a delightful ride
with Marie, and he complacently Inti-
mated the fact to Hardy.
In the midst of this subtle torment-
ing of his rival, Olnna came out to
serve the supper that she had cooked
In the cabin. Vandervyn abruptly
changed the subject and began to talk
about the council next day. Hardy
gave no sign that he observed this
sudden break or the furtive, adoring
glances that the girl bestowed on Van-
dervyn as she glided softly to and fro.
The night came on, clear and still.
As they puffed at their after-supper
pipes, Vandervyn suggested that out
of consideration for the young woman,
they roll up in their blankets outside
the cabin. To this Hardy made no ob-
jection. They picked out a soft spot
matted with fallen pine needles, under
a low-growing tree, and soon both
were seemingly fast asleep.
After several minutes Vandervyn
spoke to his companion in a low tone.
Hardy did not answer. Vandervyn
drew out his pipe and struck a match.
He held the flame above Hardy's face.
The eyes were closed, and the severe,
half-melancholy expression of the
harsh features was relaxed as If in
Vandervyn extinguished the match,
and slipped out of his blankets. Noise-
lessly he crept down to the cabin
and around to the door. It was barred
on the Inside. Ho tapped on it
There was a sliding sound within
the cabin, and the heavy door began
to swing inward. Vandervyn put his
foot on the threshold to enter. At
the same moment a sinewy hand
gripped his shoulder and Jerked him
away. He cursed, and clapped his
hand to his holster as he whirled
about ^It was empty. He bent for-
ward to spring at the dark form In
the half-open doorway.
"Stand back!" came the stern com-
mand. "I have your revolver. Olnna,
close the door."
The door swung shut In the tense
silence the rattle of the bar as it shot
back into its socket was distinct Van-
dervyn's teeth ground together.
"You — straight-laced prig!" he
choked out "Get away from here!
I'm going in."
"Suppose I do not choose to give It?"
'Then I will protect her by ordering
you to leave the reservation as fast
as you can travel."
"I see," taunted Vandervyn. "You
w*ant to get rid of me, so you can have
clear sailing with Marie. You're a
great one to spout about honor!
You'll go and blat to her about this."
"You know very well I cannot do
that Yet if you refuse to give me
your word, I shall feel Justified in
telling Dupont my reason for ordering
you off the reservation."
Vandervyn burst Into a cynical
laugh. "Do you think Jake's the sort
"When the happiness of his daugh-
ter is at stake—"
Precisely. He thinks Tm her one
"Very well," replied Hardy. "Since,
like this poor girl's, her natural
guardian Is unfit my position aa acting
agent requires me to take bis place..
nanatka aad*r otml*
"Yoatl order rrtad Vaad*rvya,
aad a gala be beet forward aa if ha
teep at hla rival. Hardy atood nM
aad nxjiloolea* la tba rtim Marllgbt
Tbe y>.unger maa rfeactad biiuaelf.
Ilia voice abook wttb *uppraaa*d an-
**r: "Toa'v* got lb* drop oo mm m.
Wall UU we bear from Waabiagtoo."
"L'atU 1 ata relieved from my pr*e
•at detail. 1 aball cooalder myaelf tbe
guardian of vveryooe and everything
belonging to tbe tribe" etated Hardy.
Tber* followed a allence of aevefal
moment*' duration, la which Vaader-
vya touat bav* found tiia* to reflect.
He drew back a atop or two, lit hi*
pip*, and a! laat remark*d la a aotne-
wbal forced too* of cuoctltaUoa: *1
aee you're Ilk* aa a nay mule—no oae
trying to budg* you when you belk. I
Klv* you my word to act aa a gen de-
mon in thla affair."
"Very well." replied Hardy.
Vaadervya atarted off. auciting at
hla pip*. Hardy turned about aad
locked the door on the outalde with
the heavy padlock that hung looae In
the Jamb "tuple. He put tb* key la hla
pocket and walked around the rabla
to mak* certain that there were no
other opening* larger than tbe narrow
crevice* of tb* loophole*.
Whea he returned to the tree, he
found Vandervyn already outstretched.
II* picked up hi* blanket* and moved
down tbe alope, to spend the alght In
the more congenial company of tb*
two remaining Indian policemen.
In White and Black.
In the morhlng Olnna did not ahow
herself outalde tbe cabin, though
Hardy called a kindly good morning
to her. Her brother, with one arm
carefully bandaged and In a sling,
brought out the breakfast that ahe
cooked. He looked ao weak and un-
steady that Hardy at once aaaented
when he mumbled that be wished to
go back to bed and reat unUl the
"Yeu muat have your wita about
you thla time," added Hardy. "What-
ever the cause of the misunderstand-
ing at the first couhdl, it must not
recur. You are too careless in your
Interpretations. Inform your sister
that ahe is to be present I shall re;
quire her to check you."
"Would you make a girl as shy aa
she Is stand up in a tribal council
and interpret?" remonstrated Vander-
vyn, as Redbear slunk around tbe end
of the cabin.
"The presence of her grandfather
will give her courage," replied Hardy.
"It is necessary that she should be
present I do not trust either the
ability or the honesty of her brother."
Vandervyn shrugged, and said no
more. Half an hour or so later he
asked permission to use Hardy's pan
and pad to write some letters. The-
captain handed them to him, and
started up the mountainside above
the tunnel mouth. A steep path led up
to the top of the spur ridge from
which the shaft had been sunk from
the apex of the outcrop of the vein.
As soon as he had gnue beyond ear-
shot Vandervyn rose to stretch him-
self and call softly through the near-
est loophole. He then seated himself
on his saddle and began to write. A
listener would have had need to be
near at hand to have heard the low
murmur of Redbear's and Olnna's
voices through the loophole above
When Hardy returned from his ex-
amination of the upper works of the
mine, Vandervyn sealed in his pres-
ence the two letters that he had writ-
ten. They appeared decidedly thin, in
view of the time that Vandervyn had
spent in his writing and the number
of sheets of paper gone from the pad.
But Hardy did not observe this. His
attention had been diverted by a large
party of Indians that had appeared
on the velvety green meadows of the
The tribal council had begun to as-
semble. This time the chiefs and
headmen did not come alone. From
far camps as well as near, the men
of the tribe were bringing their fami-
lies to see the Longknife chief whom
they had first hated but now believed
to be their friend and father. By
noon their numbers had grown from
scores to hundreds.
Shortly after the midday meal one
of the Indian policemen brought word
up to the cabin that the head chief
had arrived and the council was
ready to talk with the agent Hardy
at once gave command to mount As
soon as Hardy and Vandervyn atarted
to ride down the slope, Olnna slipped
out, and held her brother's pony for
him. She then mounted her own, and
rode after him.
At the foot of the slope the riders
came out through a grove of young,
quaking asps into sudden view of the
picturesque and imposing tribal coun-
cil. Fully half the tribe had gathered
together for the occasion. All up and
down the valley the meadows were
dotted with their ponies. The Indians
were assembled in a dense crowd—
the men in a deep band around the
chiefs, the women and children out-
Do you believe that Vandervyn
can persuade Oinna to do ao or
scare her into miainterpreting
Captain Hardy'a statements to
the tribesmen? Will Hardy
catch Vandervyn at his dirty
work thla time and puniab him
(TO B£ COOTINUKDJ
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The Granite Enterprise. (Granite, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, April 27, 1917, newspaper, April 27, 1917; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc281746/m1/3/: accessed November 21, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.