Mary Belle Loy, barely 14 years of ago, is a shc pherdoss, whose rosy clieeks, sun-burned face, and graceful ferm, as she mounts her poDy, would excito the envy of many city belles. Home days ftgo, while looking after her woolly wards, she discovered a full-grown wolf, of the coyote species, stealthily approacliing the flock. Sho put her horse to his speed, and the wolf flcd. ïhen there was a race over the bilis and prairie, neither showing any indication of fatigue, until ÜDaiiy he was compellod to consider himself " run down." Now canae the "tug of war." The littlc maiden unbuokled her bridle rein, and viith the ring at the end, and this only, made good her position as mistress of the situation, and without alighting from her saddla soon disabled her foe and saved her lambs. Then she started for the nearest neighbor for assistance, but found no ons at home who could assiut her, save another girl, who mountcd another pony, and, armed oniy with a dull knife, these two girls were soon galloping over the prairie to save the scalp, for which the county pays a "royalty" when presen ted to the proper office r. When they returned, the principal of the Ked Kiding Hood escapade had partially recovored, and was moving off. Butone girl threw him down and the other out his throat. - St. Louis Globe.