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ISSkQU.t.H PRESS  f ,, o,&gt;ya Sueshon PIES PASTRIES From the Kw R:OYAL COOK BOOK HERE s no further reason for worrying about table variety. The New Royal Cook Book gives new suggestions for every me21 evr:ry day. The book is so fldl of surprises there houid never be another dull meal in tbc home. Custard Pie eup pastry 1>uu- teasI)on Ito:F&l Baking Powder  teaspoon salt cup shot tc nh.g cold water Sift flour, baking powder and salt; add one-haf shortenin and rab in lightly with figers; add water slv. ly until of right consistency to roll out. Roll out very thin, put on ill smaA pieces rc- mainlne: shortening; fold Upper and louver edges in to center: fold sides in to center: fohl sides In to center ,tgain; rol! out thin and put on pic pl&tc. Custard cup suzar teaspoon :-:.!t 2 cups scalded rw'.Ik 1 teaspoon vaniIit extract :Beat (,', aJd sugar, st, flove, rinK nd mIk very slowly. Lhe pie plate Wit}} paste made as above ;]d 'akl ill vry hot oven abe, st () i-cmtes. Pour eut:trd trot,-, *.he ba],-o<i crust 1%t hake n r:le- rae oven obut 25 m!n- lllea, q'he pie tS d 1>" when a knife Put tn cen- ter of custard comes ou d'T. Cocoanut Pie s made the ame way. addin  cl cf shredded cocoanut, and using only 2 eggs. ROYAL BAKING POWDER Mado from Croam of TarOt, derived from g A: Strange Case of Cavendish VV sy RANDALL PARRISII Author of "Th. Devil's 0" My lIdy of the North/' etc. Bgd-finan ::nd Westcott looked at eac.h other, both uncertain as to the next step. What were they to do with their prisoner? Anti now could they proceed toward effeeting the rescue of the helplezs girl2 It was a problem rvat easy to solve, if what Moore told Umm was true. The latter shuffled lfls feet In the sand, lifted his eyes shrewd- ly, and st:died the f,ces of his cap- tors. He was figuring his own ance. "You fellows want ter get do,va ll tert :e valleyT' he asked at loft. "Y ," and Brennan turned again tlie.kly, "if it can be done. Of courc thor's only two of us. an" it would ba sort o' foolish tryin' ter fight a way through, even ag'in' Mexicans. Fif- teen )er t'o is some odds, but 'tain't h my nature, or Jim's here. ter ttnw round on' leave that girl in the hand o" them cusses---is it. JlmY' '1 never will," replied W.estcott earnestly, "Not if I have to tackle tl)o whole outfit alone." "You won't have to do that. What'e the idea, Moore?" "Oh, I was Just thtnkln'," he an- swered, still uncertain. "If I show yet a way, what is thar in It far me?" Brennan stiffened, his features e:- pressing nothing. "What do you mean? I'm an officer o' the law l" "I kOW it; I ain't asking yer tcr make o prorates. But yer word w,i go a h--I ov a ways tf this ever gets i urt If I help yer I've got to be pro- tacted frum Bill Lacy. He'd kill me as quick as he'd look at me. Then Pd want yet tar tell the Judge how ;t all happened. I know ye're sqmrc, Dan Brennan, an' whatever yet says gw)es," The marshal stuck out his hand. "That's the gospel truth, Matt." he said gravely, "an' I'm with yer tilt t!; cows come home. What is It yov know?" "Well." with a quick breath as l)e tool* the plunge, 'fit's like this, mar- shal; there is just one place out yd,- defY and he waved his hand to indT eate the direction, "on the east rim t/ the valley, where yer might get do,v: e'd have tar hang on tooth aft toe- ttll; but both of yet are mount:d: men an' l reckon yei" could make the .rl ff yet took it careful an' slc, dlle" Weteot ..asked: "How can W ,;e- t',:ere-safeXy? "Can yougulde-u?" Moore svept his eyes over the dull range oI sand exl)ectorated thoughl- i :fity. and mmed his hands deep into ms trouser-pockets. He was slow "ahmzf answering but the two men waited motionless. "'If it was me." he said finally, 'Td :ake it on foot. It'll be a Jaunt ov fear on to three miles, unless yer vant tar risk bein' seen by them Mexes on the main trail. Yon couldn't go straight, but would have ter circle out an' travel mostly behind that ridge o' sand thor to the left. Goin' that a-way nobody's likely tar get eight o' yer on foot. You couldn't take o ,,os. though. Here'd be my plan: bmd this yore outfit o' mine an' your oonles back inter them sami dunes i whar nobody ever goes. They're tired l nough ter stand, an' there ain't any- [ thing for 'era to graze on. Then we km hoof it over ter the place I'm tell- [ , In' yer about, an' yer kin sorter size it up fer yerselves. That's fair, ain't it'/" They went at it with a will. The team was driven Into the security ol the sand drifts and unhitched. The saddles were taken from the backs of the ponies, and what grain Moore bad in the wagon was carefully appo tioned among the four animals. Satl fled these would not stray, the men looked carefully to their Supply ot ammunition and set forth on their tramp. This proved a harder journey than either Brennan or Westcott had an- ticipated, for Moore led off briskly, taking a wide circle, until a considet able ridge concealed their movements from the south. At last Moore turned sharply and plunged into what resem- i, led a narrow ravine through the ridge. Here they struggled knee deep 'in the sand. but finally emerged on the very rim overlooking the valley. So perfectly was it concealed they were within ten feet of the edge be- fore the men. their heads bent In the strenuous effort to advance, even real. zed its immediate presence. Moore rlnned-as he noted the surprise de- picted on their faces, and waved his frond, "Yer oetter lie down an' crawl up tar the edge." he advised. "Some hole, ain't it?" "I should say so," and Westcoti dropped to his knees. "I never dreamed of such a l#ce. Dan, ain't this am eye-openerY' "It auxe is," and the marshal crop! autlously forward. "Only IFa devils 'h0've got possession. What's that down below, Matt? Houses. by Jingo! Well, don't that beat h--l?--all the t.omforts of home," "Tvo big cahlns,', explained Moore, ,other proud of Iris knowledge. "Cart- .,d the logs in from o1' Baldy, auore'n lofty miles. Creep up a bit an' I'll ,d.)w yer how the trail runs. Don'( ,)e afeard; nobody kin see yer from ',tOWn bolOW." "All right, son; where is It't" "it starts at the foot o' that bol. der," indicating with his finger, "an' goes along the shelf clear to |he end. then that's a droP ov maybe five fee to that outcroppin" o' rock just below. It's wider than it looks to be from yarn. After that ycr can trace it Rulte a sell with ver eyes. kinder W. t. @ANgR Barber bho and Batb,, trent reet, Issaquah lanliness, Civility and Good Workmanship aured to all our .trons, dr,' te"{he" left, till ,er to.re'e- fo ly. "The- ,,-,aft spoke English. Who-, that de:-I tot ov a cedar. Then ever's in there doesn't understand tlmr'r a gap or two thai ain't over Spanish. Were any Americans down ea:y, an: a slide down ter another there when you left. Moore?" .helf. Yer can't miss it, cause there's "Jo(, Sikes, and a fellow they call uo other way tar go." 'ShorLv," )mr they're both outside; that " Xnd wimt, nt the l)ottomT' was J,t, who bound up oi' Mendez" "[['hem huts, an' the month of a big arm, an' Sherry was helpin' brin up (x:ve just heh,nd "era. I reet:o it's in the log." )he cave they've got the gall (here's The eyes of Brennan and Westcot Idaees there they kin shut up. but I met understandingly. dont know what they was ev,,r made "Yer d(m't suppose that girI" re)'. I asked Imcy wunst, but he only "Aye, but I do," and Westcott' l-mghed."  The e- The two men lay fiat, staring down. voice l)r--,'d bls conviction. " r ' nothing t,)(, nervy for her to tackle if i, It was almost a sheer wall. nud the nee(h,d t,, he done. But she nev very thonght of climl)lng alon: the al- could I:, ,- ,.orralled Mendez alone.' mot impassable path pointed out by "T',t..?,,.le must be another alo, loore made Westcott d zzv. It was -nch a sheer, precipitous drop, a pat.h with her--that fellow yer told me about likely." !f path it could he eallcd---c,o thleko "Fred ('avendish ! By Jove, it would ly studded with danger the raind an- be like him. Say, boys, I'm going down ,).. ,.,ady recoiled in contemplation, and take a hand in this game." :[bey were still sitting there cross- The marshall gripped him. legged in t he sand when the silence "Not yet, Jim ! It ain't dark enough. was suddenly punctuated by the sharp Wait a bit more an' I'm with yer. old report of a revolver. The sound bare- man. It'll be blacker than h ! ly reached their ears, yet it undoubt- down there in fifteen minutes, an' thn edly came from below, and all three we'll have some chance. They'd pot were upon lheir feet, when a second ns now sure afore we got as far as shot decided the matter. Westcott was first at the rim, star- that cedar. What is the gang up to now, Matt?" ing eagerly downward. For a me- "There a goin' ter bust in the door." ment all he noticed was a man lying and Moore eraned his head farther out ....... _=.__ -- _._.__ over the edge in eagerness to see. "I reckon the3' didn't git no answer that pleased 'era. See o1' Mendez hoppin' about! Lord,' he's mad 'hOUgh to eat nail. Thar comes the log--say, they __ hit that some thump; thar ain't no wood that's goin' ter stand agin them blows long. Do yer hear?" They did ; the dull reverberation as the log butt crashed against the closed door was plainly audible, Once, twice, three ttmes it struck, giving forth at last the sharper crackling of splintered wood. The door crashed in; there wan a fusillade of shots, the spits of fire cleaving the dusk, and throwing the figures of the men into .mdden bold relief. Th log wielders sprang aside, and the others leaped forward, yelling wildly and plunging in through the broken doorway. An instant later three muffled reports rang out from the in- terior-one deep and booming, the oth- ers sharper, more resonantand the invaders tumbled backward mid the open, seeking shelter. Wecott ws erect, Brennan on hands and knees. "D-----n meF' ejaculated the latter,, his excitement conquering restraint. "Wlmaver they are, Jim, they're givin' ! o4' Mandez his belly full. Did yer hear I them shote? There's sre two of 'era In that--one's got a shotgu.n an' the I other a revolver. I'll bet yet they[ punctured some o' those lads. Lord l Westcott Was the First at the Rim, They come out like rats." ') 8taring F.rly D--nward. Westcott's teeth gripped. I on the ground in fr(mt of the ttmaltl "I'm going down," he tmid grimly,  l hut, but almost Immediately men be- I have to go alone." t gan to swarm out through the door Brennan scrambled to his feet. of the bunk-house, and a l:orseman "Just a second. Jim. an" I'm with ca:r.e spurring from the field beyond, yer, Moore, get np 3"ere. Now, .hat do yer say? Can we count you in on The men were armed, several wlth guns In their hands; all wlth revolv- this shindigY' ers buckled at the waist, and they "Sure; didn't, I just tell you soY' bunched there, Just outside the door, Brennan wheeled about. evidently startled, but not knowing 'hi]lye Mm his m, Jim. and the which way to turn. The figure on the belt," he commanded brietLv. "I don't ground lifted Itself partly, and the send no man into a fracas like this un- fellow must have called to the others, less he's heeled. Leave yer coats here. altllough no sound of a voice attained an' take it slow. Both of yer ready?" the summit of the dig, for tl, whole Not until his dying day will Wetcott gang rushed In that dlrUan, and ever forget the moment he hung dan- clustered about, geticulating excit- gllag er the edge qf that pt, follow- edly. lng Moore who had dlsappeared, nnd An oceaslonal Spanish oath exploded felt gingerly in the darkness for the from the mass with sufficient vehe- narrow reek ledge below. mence to reach the strained ear At best they could only creep, feel- above, and the watchers were able tc ing a way blindly from crag to cra. perceive the fellows lift the fallen man clinging desperately to every proJee. to his feet, and untie his hands, which lion. never venturing even the slight- were apparently secured behin ni est movement until either hand or f0o) I)ack. He must have been wounded found solid support. Moore "ed. his also, for one sleeve was hastily rolled boyish recklessne and knowledge of up, and waterbroughtfromthe stream, the way giving him an advantaze. In which it was bathed. Moore's hand Westcott followed, keeping as close as closed convulsively on the marshal's possible, endeavoring to shape his own arm. efforts In accordance with the dimly "It's el' Mendez. as I'm a lIvln' sin- outlined form below; while Brennan, her," he announced harely. "An' short-legged and tout. probably had the hardest task of all In bringing up mebody'a plunked him. What'd yet make o' that?" the rear. Brennan never removed his gase There was nothing but intense black- from the scene below, but his face was ness down there--a hideous chasm of tease @Ith interest, death clutching at them ; the houses. the m, the whole valley was com- |amed if I know ; might be a mere row---hold OIL here . Whoever did it I pletely swallowed In the night. Twice Is In that cabin| watg what they'r ] Westcott had to let go entirely, trust- up to, now." ] tng to a ledge beh)w to stop his fall; More.guns were brought forth from I .0ncp he traveled a yard. or mare. dn- the bunkhouse, and distributed ; the I gllng on his hands over the abyss, hi feet feeling for the support beyond: single horseman rode swiftly up the} and several tfmes he pansed to assfst valley, and a half-dozen of the feb] the shorter-legged marshal down to a lows lugged a heavw timber up from l lower level. Their progress was that the corral, and dropped it on the of the snail, yet every inch of the wa: ground in front of the smaller cabin: they played with death. Mendez, his arm In a sling, passed Flfty feet below. ust as Moore from group to group, profanely busy. rounded the dead cedar, the guns be- snapping out orders. gan again, the spits of red flame light- "They are going to break in the door ing up the outltnes of the eal)ln, and with that log!" muttered Westcott be- the dark figures of men. It was a t-een his clenched teeth. "That white- though they looked down into the plt,] head down there Is boiling with rage. watching the brewing of some sport of and whoever the poor devil, or devils, demons---the movements below them i may be, they'll have to fight." weird, grote.que---rendered horrible by t "Yes, but who are they?" and Bran- those sodden glares of light. This fir-) nan sat up. 'rhe whole gang must be ing was all from without, rnd was un- outside there; I eounte fourteen, answered ; no boom of s.hotgun replied Then, did you notice? [endez had lti. no muffled crack of revolver. Yet it hands bound behind his back. Its mast have been for a purpose, for the couldn't even get up until those fel- men crouching agInst the cliff, tbe!r lows untied him. That's what puzzles aees showing ght)stly in the fla@es of "n." powder, were able to Perceh-e n Inn,s- "It would take more than one to do ing of figures behm., Then the shot that Job. Maybe we'll find out now-- ceased, nnd the hurt of the great lee he's pound!ng with a revolver butt on crashed al:in,t someihlfig with the the front door." forc of a catapult, and a yell rolled They listened breathlessly, hanging up through the night. recklessly over the rim of the cham. At last Moore stpped, nml waitel nnd staring at that strange scene be- until Vcteott wss near enmb to: low, but the man's words only reached him to vh!spor in the oiher's ear. them broken and detached. They got "There's a drop yere. 'born' ten or ,,nough, however, to realize that he de-' twelve feet. I reckon: an' then Just n lnanded the unbarring of the dvm', am!  slope to thor bottom. Don't m'.l.e no that he boH tbrea,, ned nn,I i)romlsed  more noise then yer have to. ,-:f -ve  pn)tectl,,;: to whoever u-:..< vct::u. . me M chance ter git out nf :i,,, way was the i:)nguae he (,nt,,i:-ed L:.: afQr_g_ e.v_L.let go." , arou:.,) ":", s:eott. } { "lY'a.t.va;'ttr,.-: .', ' [Continued nox-t weokj ) The Central Garage Has taken the agency for the MAXWELL Cars, one of the most popular line of cars on the market. For anything il) the wa, of repairs, try The Central Issaquah, Wash. ISSAQUAH C Special ROSE & NORTHUP. PROPRIETORS Regular Meals and Short 0rder Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Attention Given to Party and Dance Special Rates by the Week ; Prast0n.lssaquah-$eattle Stage ' Schedule Effe:tive July I5, 1920. Leave P'esto Lv. 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The New Royal Cook Book gives new suggestions for every me21 evr:ry day. The book is so fldl of surprises there houid never be another dull meal in tbc home. Custard Pie eup pastry 1>uu- teasI)on Ito:F&l Baking Powder  teaspoon salt cup shot tc nh.g cold water Sift flour, baking powder and salt; add one-haf shortenin and rab in lightly with figers; add water slv. ly until of right consistency to roll out. Roll out very thin, put on ill smaA pieces rc- mainlne: shortening; fold Upper and louver edges in to center: fold sides in to center: fohl sides In to center ,tgain; rol! out thin and put on pic pl&tc. Custard cup suzar teaspoon :-:.!t 2 cups scalded rw'.Ik 1 teaspoon vaniIit extract :Beat (,', aJd sugar, st, flove, rinK nd mIk very slowly. Lhe pie plate Wit}} paste made as above ;]d 'akl ill vry hot oven abe, st () i-cmtes. Pour eut:trd trot,-, *.he ba],-o<i crust 1%t hake n r:le- rae oven obut 25 m!n- lllea, q'he pie tS d 1>" when a knife Put tn cen- ter of custard comes ou d'T. Cocoanut Pie s made the ame way. addin  cl cf shredded cocoanut, and using only 2 eggs. ROYAL BAKING POWDER Mado from Croam of TarOt, derived from g A: Strange Case of Cavendish VV sy RANDALL PARRISII Author of "Th. Devil's 0" My lIdy of the North/' etc. Bgd-finan ::nd Westcott looked at eac.h other, both uncertain as to the next step. What were they to do with their prisoner? Anti now could they proceed toward effeeting the rescue of the helplezs girl2 It was a problem rvat easy to solve, if what Moore told Umm was true. The latter shuffled lfls feet In the sand, lifted his eyes shrewd- ly, and st:died the f,ces of his cap- tors. He was figuring his own ance. "You fellows want ter get do,va ll tert :e valleyT' he asked at loft. "Y ," and Brennan turned again tlie.kly, "if it can be done. Of courc thor's only two of us. an" it would ba sort o' foolish tryin' ter fight a way through, even ag'in' Mexicans. Fif- teen )er t'o is some odds, but 'tain't h my nature, or Jim's here. ter ttnw round on' leave that girl in the hand o" them cusses---is it. JlmY' '1 never will," replied W.estcott earnestly, "Not if I have to tackle tl)o whole outfit alone." "You won't have to do that. What'e the idea, Moore?" "Oh, I was Just thtnkln'," he an- swered, still uncertain. "If I show yet a way, what is thar in It far me?" Brennan stiffened, his features e:- pressing nothing. "What do you mean? I'm an officer o' the law l" "I kOW it; I ain't asking yer tcr make o prorates. But yer word w,i go a h--I ova ways tf this ever gets i urt If I help yer I've got to be pro- tacted frum Bill Lacy. He'd kill me as quick as he'd look at me. Then Pd want yet tar tell the Judge how ;t all happened. I know ye're sqmrc, Dan Brennan, an' whatever yet says gw)es," The marshal stuck out his hand. "That's the gospel truth, Matt." he said gravely, "an' I'm with yer tilt t!; cows come home. What is It yov know?" "Well." with a quick breath as l)e tool* the plunge, 'fit's like this, mar- shal; there is just one place out yd,- defY and he waved his hand to indT eate the direction, "on the east rim t/ the valley, where yer might get do,v: e'd have tar hang on tooth aft toe- ttll; but both of yet are mount:d: men an' l reckon yei" could make the .rl ff yet took it careful an' slc, dlle" Weteot ..asked: "How can W ,;e- t',:ere-safeXy? "Can yougulde-u?" Moore svept his eyes over the dull range oI sand exl)ectorated thoughl- i :fity. and mmed his hands deep into ms trouser-pockets. He was slow "ahmzf answering but the two men waited motionless. "'If it was me." he said finally, 'Td :ake it on foot. It'll be a Jaunt ov fear on to three miles, unless yer vant tar risk bein' seen by them Mexes on the main trail. Yon couldn't go straight, but would have ter circle out an' travel mostly behind that ridge o' sand thor to the left. Goin' that a-way nobody's likely tar get eight o' yer on foot. You couldn't take o ,,os. though. Here'd be my plan: bmd this yore outfit o' mine an' your oonles back inter them sami dunes i whar nobody ever goes. They're tired l nough ter stand, an' there ain't any- [ thing for 'era to graze on. Then we km hoof it over ter the place I'm tell- [ , In' yer about, an' yer kin sorter size it up fer yerselves. That's fair, ain't it'/" They went at it with a will. The team was driven Into the security ol the sand drifts and unhitched. The saddles were taken from the backs of the ponies, and what grain Moore bad in the wagon was carefully appo tioned among the four animals. Satl fled these would not stray, the men looked carefully to their Supply ot ammunition and set forth on their tramp. This proved a harder journey than either Brennan or Westcott had an- ticipated, for Moore led off briskly, taking a wide circle, until a considet able ridge concealed their movements from the south. At last Moore turned sharply and plunged into what resem- i, led a narrow ravine through the ridge. Here they struggled knee deep 'in the sand. but finally emerged on the very rim overlooking the valley. So perfectly was it concealed they were within ten feet of the edge be- fore the men. their heads bent In the strenuous effort to advance, even real. zed its immediate presence. Moore rlnned-as he noted the surprise de- picted on their faces, and waved his frond, "Yer oetter lie down an' crawl up tar the edge." he advised. "Some hole, ain't it?" "I should say so," and Westcoti dropped to his knees. "I never dreamed of such a l#ce. Dan, ain't this am eye-openerY' "It auxe is," and the marshal crop! autlously forward. "Only IFa devils 'h0've got possession. What's that down below, Matt? Houses. by Jingo! Well, don't that beat h--l?--all the t.omforts of home," "Tvo big cahlns,', explained Moore, ,other proud of Iris knowledge. "Cart- .,d the logs in from o1' Baldy, auore'n lofty miles. Creep up a bit an' I'll ,d.)w yer how the trail runs. Don'( ,)e afeard; nobody kin see yer from ',tOWn bolOW." "All right, son; where is It't" "it starts at the foot o' that bol. der," indicating with his finger, "an' goes along the shelf clear to |he end. then that's a droP ov maybe five fee to that outcroppin" o' rock just below. It's wider than it looks to be from yarn. After that ycr can trace it Rulte a sell with ver eyes. kinder W. t. @ANgR Barber bho and Batb,, trent reet, Issaquah lanliness, Civility and Good Workmanship aured to all our .trons, dr,' te"{he" left, till ,er to.re'e- fo ly. "The- ,,-,aft spoke English. Who-, that de:-I tot ov a cedar. Then ever's in there doesn't understand tlmr'r a gap or two thai ain't over Spanish. Were any Americans down ea:y, an: a slide down ter another there when you left. Moore?" .helf. Yer can't miss it, cause there's "Jo(, Sikes, and a fellow they call uo other way tar go." 'ShorLv," )mr they're both outside; that " Xnd wimt, nt the l)ottomT' was J,t, who bound up oi' Mendez" "[['hem huts, an' the month of a big arm, an' Sherry was helpin' brin up (x:ve just heh,nd "era. I reet:o it's in the log." )he cave they've got the gall (here's The eyes of Brennan and Westcot Idaees there they kin shut up. but I met understandingly. dont know what they was ev,,r made "Yer d(m't suppose that girI" re)'. I asked Imcy wunst, but he only "Aye, but I do," and Westcott' l-mghed."  The e- The two men lay fiat, staring down. voice l)r--,'d bls conviction. " r ' nothing t,)(, nervy for her to tackle if i, It was almost a sheer wall. nud the nee(h,d t,, he done. But she nev very thonght of climl)lng alon: the al- could I:, ,- ,.orralled Mendez alone.' mot impassable path pointed out by "T',t..?,,.le must be another alo, loore made Westcott d zzv. It was -nch a sheer, precipitous drop, a pat.h with her--that fellow yer told me about likely." !f path it could he eallcd---c,o thleko "Fred ('avendish ! By Jove, it would ly studded with danger the raind an- be like him. Say, boys, I'm going down ,).. ,.,ady recoiled in contemplation, and take a hand in this game." :[bey were still sitting there cross- The marshall gripped him. legged in t he sand when the silence "Not yet, Jim ! It ain't dark enough. was suddenly punctuated by the sharp Wait a bit more an' I'm with yer. old report of a revolver. The sound bare- man. It'll be blacker than h ! ly reached their ears, yet it undoubt- down there in fifteen minutes, an' thn edly came from below, and all three we'll have some chance. They'd pot were upon lheir feet, when a second ns now sure afore we got as far as shot decided the matter. Westcott was first at the rim, star- that cedar. What is the gang up to now, Matt?" ing eagerly downward. For a me- "There a goin' ter bust in the door." ment all he noticed was a man lying and Moore eraned his head farther out ....... _=.__ -- _._.__ over the edge in eagerness to see. "I reckon the3' didn't git no answer that pleased 'era. See o1' Mendez hoppin' about! Lord,' he's mad 'hOUgh to eat nail. Thar comes the log--say, they __ hit that some thump; thar ain't no wood that's goin' ter stand agin them blows long. Do yer hear?" They did ; the dull reverberation as the log butt crashed against the closed door was plainly audible, Once, twice, three ttmes it struck, giving forth at last the sharper crackling of splintered wood. The door crashed in; there wan a fusillade of shots, the spits of fire cleaving the dusk, and throwing the figures of the men into .mdden bold relief. Th log wielders sprang aside, and the others leaped forward, yelling wildly and plunging in through the broken doorway. An instant later three muffled reports rang out from the in- terior-one deep and booming, the oth- ers sharper, more resonantand the invaders tumbled backward mid the open, seeking shelter. Wecott ws erect, Brennan on hands and knees. "D-----n meF' ejaculated the latter,, his excitement conquering restraint. "Wlmaver they are, Jim, they're givin' ! o4' Mandez his belly full. Did yer hear I them shote? There's sre two of 'era In that--one's got a shotgu.n an' the I other a revolver. I'll bet yet they[ punctured some o' those lads. Lord l Westcott Was the First at the Rim, They come out like rats." ') 8taring F.rly D--nward. Westcott's teeth gripped. I on the ground in fr(mt of the ttmaltl "I'm going down," he tmid grimly,  l hut, but almost Immediately men be- I have to go alone." t gan to swarm out through the door Brennan scrambled to his feet. of the bunk-house, and a l:orseman "Just a second. Jim. an" I'm with ca:r.e spurring from the field beyond, yer, Moore, get np 3"ere. Now, .hat do yer say? Can we count you in on The men were armed, several wlth guns In their hands; all wlth revolv- this shindigY' ers buckled at the waist, and they "Sure; didn't, I just tell you soY' bunched there, Just outside the door, Brennan wheeled about. evidently startled, but not knowing 'hi]lye Mm his m, Jim. and the which way to turn. The figure on the belt," he commanded brietLv. "I don't ground lifted Itself partly, and the send no man into a fracas like this un- fellow must have called to the others, less he's heeled. Leave yer coats here. altllough no sound of a voice attained an' take it slow. Both of yer ready?" the summit of the dig, for tl, whole Not until his dying day will Wetcott gang rushed In that dlrUan, and ever forget the moment he hung dan- clustered about, geticulating excit- gllag er the edge qf that pt, follow- edly. lng Moore who had dlsappeared, nnd An oceaslonal Spanish oath exploded felt gingerly in the darkness for the from the mass with sufficient vehe- narrow reek ledge below. mence to reach the strained ear At best they could only creep, feel- above, and the watchers were able tc ing a way blindly from crag to cra. perceive the fellows lift the fallen man clinging desperately to every proJee. to his feet, and untie his hands, which lion. never venturing even the slight- were apparently secured behin ni est movement until either hand or f0o) I)ack. He must have been wounded found solid support. Moore "ed. his also, for one sleeve was hastily rolled boyish recklessne and knowledge of up, and waterbroughtfromthe stream, the way giving him an advantaze. In which it was bathed. Moore's hand Westcott followed, keeping as close as closed convulsively on the marshal's possible, endeavoring to shape his own arm. efforts In accordance with the dimly "It's el' Mendez. as I'm a lIvln' sin- outlined form below; while Brennan, her," he announced harely. "An' short-legged and tout. probably had the hardest task of all In bringing up mebody'a plunked him. What'd yet make o' that?" the rear. Brennan never removed his gase There was nothing but intense black- from the scene below, but his face was ness down there--a hideous chasm of tease @Ith interest, death clutching at them ; the houses. the m, the whole valley was com- |amed if I know ; might be a mere row---hold OIL here . Whoever did it I pletely swallowed In the night. Twice Is In that cabin| watg what they'r ] Westcott had to let go entirely, trust- up to, now." ]tng to a ledge beh)w to stop his fall; More.guns were brought forth from I .0ncp he traveled a yard. or mare. dn- the bunkhouse, and distributed ; the I gllng on his hands over the abyss, hi feet feeling for the support beyond: single horseman rode swiftly up the} and several tfmes he pansed to assfst valley, and a half-dozen of the feb] the shorter-legged marshal down to a lows lugged a heavw timber up from l lower level. Their progress was that the corral, and dropped it on the of the snail, yet every inch of the wa: ground in front of the smaller cabin: they played with death. Mendez, his arm In a sling, passed Flfty feet below. ust as Moore from group to group, profanely busy. rounded the dead cedar, the guns be- snapping out orders. gan again, the spits of red flame light- "They are going to break in the door ing up the outltnes of the eal)ln, and with that log!" muttered Westcott be- the dark figures of men. It was a t-een his clenched teeth. "That white- though they looked down into the plt,] head down there Is boiling with rage. watching the brewing of some sport of and whoever the poor devil, or devils, demons---the movements below them i may be, they'll have to fight." weird, grote.que---rendered horrible by t "Yes, but who are they?" and Bran- those sodden glares of light. This fir-) nan sat up. 'rhe whole gang must be ing was all from without, rnd was un- outside there; I eounte fourteen, answered ; no boom of s.hotgun replied Then, did you notice? [endez had lti. no muffled crack of revolver. Yet it hands bound behind his back. Its mast have been for a purpose, for the couldn't even get up until those fel- men crouching agInst the cliff, tbe!r lows untied him. That's what puzzles aees showing ght)stly in the fla@es of "n." powder, were able to Perceh-e n Inn,s- "It would take more than one to do ing of figures behm., Then the shot that Job. Maybe we'll find out now-- ceased, nnd the hurt of the great lee he's pound!ng with a revolver butt on crashed al:in,t someihlfig with the the front door." forc of a catapult, and a yell rolled They listened breathlessly, hanging up through the night. recklessly over the rim of the cham. At last Moore stpped, nml waitel nnd staring at that strange scene be- until Vcteott wss near enmb to: low, but the man's words only reached him to vh!spor in the oiher's ear. them broken and detached. They got "There's a drop yere. 'born' ten or ,,nough, however, to realize that he de-' twelve feet. I reckon: an' then Just n lnanded the unbarring of the dvm', am!  slope to thor bottom. 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