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ADAIR COUNTY NEWS
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i VICTOR ROUSSEAU
R. H. Livingstone
-ind you'll never get to the meeting
"wttbont some one to take care of you
an. the -way. That's my condition.
Promise me or else I'll lock the store
dwsr. Will, tmA I've got a padlock that
eTcn you couldn't force."
Molly seemed to be animated by a
resolution as feverish as his own.
Jules Halfhead had not fulfilled his
InteaUon of absenting himself, prob
alffty -on account of the storm, which
Emri made the security of the store
retail preferable to life in the forests.
-He was faithful to the factor, and
3iatl never deserted him in need. He
could take care of him during the four
or five days of her absence.
WZl&on was forced to yield.
""-But .you must make sure that Jules
:wIU. stay," lie said.
"He'll understand. He'll stay," an
swered the girl. "He's never run
&X3& when I was gone to Moose
Xake or -Winnipeg."
MeHy went up to, the factor's room
vith. the faint .hope of reaching some
uniJerstanding of plumbing her fa
ther's feeling against Wilton and over
""Mr. Carruthers is getting ready to
SO"-he said. "He is very ill. He is
eociTO'eakto travel alone, but he must
rabatf oe Bostock's body back to Clay
JtavC "Oil, ayeT said the factor, sneering.
""He needs care and -attention during
rtbe journey. So I am going with him."
Thie ifector sat up in bed, transfixing
tear with a look of fury. "You, lass
.50a will go with Wilton Carruthers to
Clayton 1" he cried. "Te wlnna come
iluune, then ! Mark me, now, I've done
ivrlthyouforaye! 3Iolly, lass, ye winna
jSrlie pleaded, with a sudden change
-offitooe. 'Think -of your good name In
CfczytOTf! I havena reared ye to have
ye desert me in my old age and sick
"Sre turned .quickly away to keep
'tier tears from falling. "Jules can
state care of you for a few days, fa
t&scT she said. "It's not as If you
wrae helpless. And his life Is at
AaH mebbe he'll die If you don't
iSCay with him when ye get to Clayton,
'eli, lass?" rasped out the factor In
15rat45Corn nerved her; to his weak
laess ale liad almost yielded. She went
3waana dressed herself for the Jour
ney.. She helped Wilton on with a
EHackinaw, and put a caribou robe In
kh& sleigh. Then, while the men were
harnessing the dogs, struck by a sud
toi thought, she stooped and began
ysa exainine the tracks of the snow--sSJtses
rt)out the edge of the portage.
The& ran confusedly in all directions,
for the marks had been made by seven
different pairs those of Bowyer and
C&anfbers and their Indian; those of
yZFiixm -and his two ha'lf-breeds; those
lOt'ftie ?leaf-mute. .
'Jb'f 'these "Wilton's were blurred and
jalraost indistinguishable, made by his
-dragging feet as slie pulled him up
'from the swamp. "But even had the
ra.gne purpose In Molly's mlrid been
vtKir to her. there would have been
mo need to examine those. The rest
vere all similar in one respect none
'Xiaii -a "broken string.
Wilton -and Molly had arranged that
ifoe was .to .travel Jn the sleigh, to which
at second had been attached, bearing
-Joes body in a roughly made coffin
constructed by the men. The dog.s
were harnessed, and they started.
It .was a little more than fifty miles
ico "Clayton. Traveling along the
Cleared road, the distance could be
covered easily in two days. The
3wgs ran well, the weather was
flclear mud fine, and Wilton felt well
-enough to walk a good deal. Their
tdlnner was almost like a picnic. By
vsvening- the railhead had come into
sight In the distance, the empty camp,
Tihe long sheds with the miscellany of
(supplies, the locomobive shops, and the
jgreflt ballast pits beside the line.
-As the dqgs climbed the last hill
Jtchere came yelping from the cleared
xvay behind them. Looking back, they
perceived a sled approaching. Two
snen walked beside it, and the dogs,
sighting Wilton's, yelped in challenge,
wtLIch was taken up in an outburst of
The sled drew In toward them, and
tihe men resolved themselves into a
tsergeant and a constable of the mount
ed ;police. Wilton had stopped his
dcgs,but the newcomers did not halt,
:-jiXt6. swent on, with curt greetings,
: toward the cache.
Alittle surprised -at their abruptness,
Wilton let the sled precede his sleigh.
.As the dogs were eager jCor their meal,
lie sent Paplllon ahead with them, and
-followed more leisurely with Molly.
Tbey arrived at the cache a few mln-f-uies
after the half-breeds, to find the
itwSMpoIIcemen waiting for them, while
the .two men were unharnessing the
dogs. Andersen, the old Swedish care-
taEer, was standing Deside Joe's coffin
with a stunned look on his face. The
policemen were not of prepossessing
appearance. The eMer man, the ser
geant, was about fprty years of age.
He had fair hair, drooping mustache,
a slight cast In one eye, and an ex
pression of sullen insolence. His com
panion, a short, stocky young fellow,
looked hardly less surly and evidently
ill at ease.
"Evening, Mr. Carruthers," said the
sergeant bruskly. "I'm sergeant Pe
ters, and this is Constable Myers.
That's Joe Bostock's body you're bring
ing in, I guess." s
Wilton was staggered. "Yes, It's
Joe," he said, gulping. "How did you
get the news?"
The policemen exchanged glances.
-Peters smiled scornfully under ' his
long mustache. "It's known, all right.
It's our Job to know them things," he
answered. "I'm taking charge of It
to bring It in for the inquest"
"But you are-not from Clayton," said
Wilton, who, of course, knew all the
membeis of the small fo.-ce of police
that was stationed there.
"We're from the Pas," answered the
From the Pas! That explained how
the sled had come along the road be
hind him. Bowyer must have discov
ered the fact of Joe's death in some
manner, and had probably spread the
news. Wilton surmised that Jules
Halfhead had somehow managed to
Indicate the fact to him.
The constable solved his problem.
"We was on patrol," he vouchsafed.
"And we met parties who told us
about Joe Bostock having met with an
accident, and that you was bringing
"That'll be all!" snapped the ser
geant, looking angrily at Myers, who
subsided promptly. "I guess this
young woman Is Molly McDonald?" he
"This lady Is Miss McDonald," said
Wilton angrily, "and you'll keep a civil
tongue in your head, sergeant."
Peters looked him up and down inso
lently, and for a moment or two the
men faced each other in an aggressive
attitude. Then the sergeant, sneering,
swung on his heel. Wilton did not
know what to make of his attitude, for
the police were always friendly.
Andersen's room, was placed at Mol
ly's disposal, and after Wilton had
seen to her comfort he went outside
The dogs were yelping and snarling
over their fish from the cache. Pa
plllon had just finished feeding them,
and Wilton thought Peters had been
speaking to him. Probably the ser
geant was trying to obtain informa
tion. The Swede came up to Wilton, hold
ing a pan of sizzling brown potatoes.
"I can't believe It, Mr. Carruthers,"
he said. "Only last week he passed
through here with you. Gosh, he was
a fine man. Joe was ! How did It hap
pen? And you're hurt yourself, sir,"
he continued, glancing at Wilton's arm.
"Joe was shot at my side In the
woods. The same bullet hit me. I
don't know who fired the shot. But
I'm going to know," said Wilton
"My God. It's all up with the line
yet!" muttered the old man, with
drawing to his fire.
Wilton looked at Molly, who- had
come out of the bedroom and was
standing near him. Andersen's excla
mation had gaged the whole situation.
Wilton felt physically nauseated by
the heat in the shack, the unpleasant
ness of the situation, and a recurrence
of pain In his wound.
He went over to Andersen. "Do you
happen to know either of those fel
lows?" he asked.
"I never saw them before, sir," said
the old man. "I guess they ain't from
these parts, from the looks and the
ways of 'em."
"There's a new lot come up from
Yorkton lately. Maybe they shifted
these to the Pas when they sent some
of the Pas men on to Clayton," Wilton
reflected. He turned to Molly. "Any
way, we'll start bright and early," he
said. "I suppose we'll have to have
those fellows' company as far as Clay
ton. But I wonder " He paused. "I
wonder whether Joe would forgive me
for leaving him in the hands of
strangers for a while, If it were for
Kitty?" he mused.
The two policemen came in, looking
surly and uncommunicative as ever.
The Two Policemen Came In.
After a hurried meal, eaten almost in
alienee, Molly said ffiofl-nlght to Wil
son ana went into" tne caretakers
room. As the door closed behind her
Wilton saw the two men look after
her. The constable whispered some
thing to the sergeant, and both
Wilton's blood was boiling, but he
controlled himself. This was for Kitty,
and his debt to Joe.
The policemen prepared to He down.
Andersen was already snoring upon
the floor. The half-breeds, however,
had not come In, and Wilton, going to
the stables, found them curled up
among the huskies.
"You fellows had better come into
the shack," he salcT, "unless you want
Paplllon refused. "Them d n dogs
will fight each other," he said, "If we
don't stay here."
"Just as you like," said Wilton.
It was not unusual for rival teams
of huskies to attack each other, but
such antipathy generally developed
from the first, and the dogs seemed
contented enough. He went back to
rhe shack a. id lay down, turning over
in his mind .what he was projecting,
but he was utterly worn out, and fell
asleep before he was aware of it.
When he opened his eyes it was al
ready dawn. The policemen were
dressed and standing outside the
shack, conversing in low tones. An
dersen was peeling potatoes for break
fast. Wilton heard Molly moving with
in the room, and his doubts fell from
him. lie had been upset by the surli
ness of the two men; he had had vague
suspicions not justified in fact. He
determined to put his proposal to
He walked over to the sergeant, who
was just re-entering the shack with
"I suppose you fellows are thinking
of starting at once, after breakfast,"
The sergeant looked him up and
down. "That's about the size of it,"
he growled. "Got any objection?"
Wilton resolutely Ignored the af
front. "I've got Important business In Clay
ton, affecting Mr. Bostock's Interests,"
he said. "It Is very Important that his
death should not be known there until
TO BE CONTINUED
Value of Education.
The Wisconsin Educational
News Bulletin gives the follow
ing advantages of education:
It is a financial investment
that yields the highest dividends
It results in safe and sane cit
izenship. It increases the ability and de
sire to serve others.
It adds to the appreciation and
happiness of life.
It multiplies the chances of
success in life.
With no schooling the child
has only one chance in 150,000 of
rendering distinguished service
With elementary schooling the
child has four times the chance
of the one without it.
With a high school education
he has eighty-seven times the
With a college education he
has seven hundred times the
Fewer than one per cent, of
Americans are college graduates,
yet this one per cent has fur
nished: ' -
Fifty-seven per cent, of our
Fifty-four per cent, of our
Forty-seven per cent, of our
speakers of the House.
Thirty-six per cent, of our
members of Congress.
Sixty-one per cent, of our at
Sixty-nine per cent, of our jus
tices of the Supreme Court.
The young negro man selected
for Annapolis Naval Academy by
a New York Congressman, fail
ed in his mental examination.
When the Lehigh Express, at
Batavia, hit an automobile at a
road crossing, five cars were
overturned, killing three persons
and. injuring 22.
A Japanese Minister will at
tend the General Assembly of
the Presbyterian church at Des
Moines. He represents 350
I Presbyterian churches in Japan.
MOST MILES per DOLLAR
The tire section above at the left shows and heavy in the center where the wear
the condition of a Firestone 33x434 Cord comes, tapered at the edges to make
Tire after 20,994 miles on a Yellow Cab steering easy and to protect the carcass
in Chicago. against destructive hinging action of
The section at the right was cut from Mgh tread edges. The carcass is air bag
a new Cord of the same size. Careful expanded to insure uniform tension and
measurements show that only 13 of the paralleling of every individual cord. It
tread of the tire on the Yellow Cab has is double "gum dipped" to make sure
been worn away after this long, gruelling that each cord is thoroughly insulated
test The carcass Is intact after more with rubber
than 11,000,000 revolutions.
Firestone Cords have averaged over
10,000 miles on Chicago Yellow Cabs
(1,200 cabs all Fire
stone eduipped). In
ousands of h-
ces, tixey have
n from 15,000 to
W JL VJS
This is the reason why Firestone
Cords unfailingly deliver extraordinary
mileage. It explains the unanimous de
mand of thoughtful
tke buyers for tnese
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m iSF Si wtH
isalve omv comnleta.
rhi ncrcr TVoea",
Man Who Lets Things Run.
1 do not cuss the man who's
To pay because he's poor;
But, oh. the man who lets it go,
I never could endure!
I'll trust the hardup man, I say,
His credit I will double;
But darn the fellow who could
But doesn't take the trouble!
I'm glad to help the man who
To pay me when he can;
That sort of fellow seldom -lies,
That sort of man's a man.
I'll keep him warm and keep
I'll be his friend and father;
But darn the man, as I have
Who doesn't want to bother.
If all the fellows who could pay,
Yet let things run along,
Would just write out a check to
day, This life would be a song.
I love the poor man who is slow
(You maybe think it's funny)
But hate the man who has it,
And doesn't send the money!
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Imteresting Experience of a Texas Lady Who Declares That if More
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Much Sickness and Worry.
Gov. Morrow- has appointed
W. W. Vanderen. County
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the vacancy caused by the death
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The League of Nations has
settled the differences between
Germany and Silesia over the
boundary questions, and both
nations will sign the agreement.
The United States will stay
out of Hague parley..
Navasota, Texas. Mrs. W. Ai. Peden,
of this place, relates the following interest
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strength, having realized that she was
actually losing her health:
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world, and when you feel that gradually
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some time ago when I found myself in a
very nervous, run-down condition of
health. I was so tired and felt so lifeless
I could hardly go at all.
"I was just no account for work. I
would get a bucket of water and would
feel so weak I would have to set it down
before I felt like I could lilt it to the shelf.
In this condition, of course, to do even
my housework was a task almost im
possible to accomplish.
"I was . . . nervous and easily upset
I couldn't rest well at night and was . . .
"I heard of Cardui and after reading I
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"Later I took a bottle of Cardui as a
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