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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JUNK 10. 1007.
Author of "Rattles,
the Amateur Cracka
Copyrigjt. 1896. by CHARLES
P'.Sl't lUMNC, C1IAP-
CHATTER I. Tliomas Er'.-hsnn. n
yeuni;- l-ai'lisli m:i n, lias lust the irioney
Willi whi.-li ); w;n tn pay his passatf"
nut to lmlia. He en,l I'aptam lil.tyii, -s
:;.", tin- nnin'iut ii' liis a:-!s;ii ni.mi'V,
liiiil in return ai ls a wm l hl.-ss i-lc-ek.
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the In i ; . r w.,a!.i ha v.- 1 . .-a ll..--. ,.
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Nat iirnl .-,e. ii .-s him ia iii- eii-.- wita
the tTi.-'c. 1'. L-.ey si. I- s with T.n. aiel
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llilll ill. we.
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tn ."al lash. s. lie li a k s a A a y alii
knneUs n. niaa S : 1 1 1 : ; 1 1 .h-wu. hut i-:
railllil an.! l.'. a s a hineh-i .1.
IIAI-TKl: XIX i'.-aav isiis Tmn hi
all ni'Iit Ions hom-ii them ctni.ii
the chains. Oil, take me liat-k! Thcy
havc ticitlti mn tlu ti'iHty man t!ioy
sai.l I was w'.ien I wasn't. I deserve
An-.l a seciiiiil day if tormr lio spent
i;i i!i' i iirriele. lonkins liaekwanl lui.ir
fift'.T lamr, I ;:t wl'.cn that als jiasscil
iver 1 still r.nili;i;L,' iiaiiriene.l Vc lio
fr;i !i tn tliiiik thai either Hatter was
r Ilu? majiif ip.erodnl-.uis or
t ii.-r h-e.se that hi-? ciiei'.iles of annther inin.l nix that
..la'is.' "V'i lii'-,-' t'h'a: ': w:,s --"l'- event-; ll ' tnuk
.1. s ! ! t wn w.-i ks. heart of uraee ntnl :;t last ihanktul
a w .a-aaer; I;aialr,., for v.'iint lie was ili.'n-, Wltll-hUiy.i.-:
ih:ws a! T.il as!; itie:, Iav. ever, why he was do
fnrcuMii the spires anil
i i i i rr
in a r.I- r
"in-e.l tin- sky.
I : i . iir.il there
1:;;- ai'ovu the
whai'ifils -,r Sy.'tM'y i
'ihea they r.a.uuie.l a
v.;;s the h.srlmr s;i::-!
r. il-s ill' t!ie eia.vi. t ei'y.
-We lia.l l etter tip.ai t!u 'la 'e-h -on'
tiiiv.'.-' sale! Ivr.nliv.' as tlay iI:mvi' t:;i
h t!'e li'.!!.;.'ke eat,., -j S":-ur-: that
Ti,.,.,..:;.,' will : !.,Ueo h. ih cs ristiaa
n.uni' aiel sviiiai-e'. I Ti...:k il wntiM
he !a---!'e-a! ! . f.. the j.r eui. Vhat
-ay y. u'.-- 'i'uei e'i:!s,-i.;, ! with jut
feet rea.r.iess ntui i'.n'i.l rei'ee, jital he
la:.!-.el la-h'a-,1 !iini Jnr the hl--t tiilli US
Ihlleh :;s tn say v'a.t v, a ; tile i.y.'.y thi'i
an eat ill ai. ,:t . -h h..1 was mil as in
J: r. '-.-!! I as 1!..- .Iaa.1.
They lt"V li.u. a Uriel-; ii hi hi.i over
the s-ih.t wh Nat Sail. van ha, I t.ttis
I le 1 e'V hi - li:u'-.e a-i.l jia.-st tl.a n .l.n i
in-.s i:i:i v. la ;- he h nl lain. It !i-'.:i ih
eil s'l'iii. Al..'. still the ! hefvl lei e.
niusie lihe.'. I'::- ai:'. siiiki'i- iae.ro siae
i a!a ia t!;i; (i i ,; thai- thaa sis
a th-- iaawy he:;!. Ie;t II
,-s la-art ia. lu-u-a. U;;
was a .v.. I an-! a
in . i.avl; ts li-y 'i-.i-avk-fe;t
t.. j.itv f:- t'i 'ii?
iv. waa-n hi; i : i : : : i u
? i.-ai was a
in- Is: nl,-
I nv.-l- :
sent; ;. a
l..ia 'a- at
I 'ai.iU. ;
wi; !i a i-!!
i-ti.i'e: th ;
ay i '.!',
An 1 n
his . , aa.l l.fir
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in ;li" i "i. I I ,y a ; i
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l'ul- his ih ! el'.S.- li al l :
.1 aial ns-usi'
1". ., ..: '
1 ei-teil II
A t , his n
: v.l. it wa hv ti
ai' a r ..,.! ir-i ::r. s !;.i.v
ie ki::.: an I ( haliiu
p.vi. ; :. whii. ill-- i.:i:.-r
; ii.'h 1 I',.-T, ail 1 lhe
i .. !: tin tr ;.--s! '.
.;ai t!;e la ajar tiiae." said
!y. ",-i-'.l h.. .e lia't :;-. k ef
r.t !k'-;r i ars i; they ; u..s i
it lav :i ! ey i ; !"
!;:. i. -.1 a;; 1 i, -ai.;,., hitsi
i-.ieniariy plea v.; a-a! kin.lly
n 'in;. i knew tli.: l !.: ha 1 J ust
-I '.is :irt !!:.'.: k s" u-- i,. .-,-.
:. : a! . an I he V.l '.'. he
:i wi::: t syi;-;.. .!!:.; i - pal ie': a
v'lhiht-iry lt-aaivk ha-1 li-en
r, iliui'.-It he may i-uw sais
: fr.-e; I laintree's sajii-. His
lie-1 ti li'- ii". They up at
till he haiue l;;:'.se;;- lumo
masier than h" h;;.i
rcltirtiin to me ver.unla, he onciiKJi
tered the kind man, with a gleaming
eye and a set face quite inconsistent
with that impression. A fox terrier,
indifferently hred, with one ear up and
one down, but the most eajrer eyes,
had wildly welcomed Daintreo while
Ihiintreo was welcoming Tom. This
little dog he was now dragging sav
agely filons hy its collar.
"Won't come Into my study!" ex
plained Dalntree in a voice of amazing
fury. "Once I thrashed him in there,
so now he thinks he won't come in.
Uut he shall he shall lie shall;" Ir.
Sullivan himself in dealing with a re
calcitrant convict could have employed
no more ferocious toue.
The dog was dragged within a yard
of the door it would not enter, then re
leased, and it did not run away. Ihiiu
troe now wont within and railed and
whistled to the dog. hut there it stood,
hristiing all over, and yet wigging its
tail with immense energy, as if to pro
claim its anxiety to please in any other
way, but enter that room it could not.
Nor was it until aii:tree rushed out
in his rasie that the little dog turned
tail and ran away. And again he
e;.ught it. and apain and again the
same thing happened, the man owlng
tin; dog should give in, the dog still
wagging his tail and still disobeying,
Jhe dinner growing cold on the table
and Tom viewing the whole petty,
pitiable exhibition wilii the most irri
tatii.g pain and iiiseiicha nt meat. It
made his heart siek to see this man of
ai! men ia sin-h a passion about so
small a thing. Ia a little he was all
but foaming at the month, and at list,
win n he , aught no a h-avy ivory paper
knife and belabored the dog with that,
the spectacle hint Tom more than any
Hogging he had wit 'les-avl in 1!- iron
gang. It was not only that his feeling
for men was ntm.boil. while his fading
for animals iT-maiia-d .piick- he'-e was
the one man living whom he wished to
honor and to admire, and the honor
aial tin- admiration were sickening at
The beating did no good whatever.
Then l.;;a:ee turned on his heel with
sit, li a face that Topi took the de.g in
liis arms. lie heard a drawer unlocked
in the room. When his master reap
1 eared the paper ktiif" was n- longer i:i
liis hand. A pisti l was there in-tead.
"Where's the do-;" h- cried.
"Here," said Tom, showing him.
"l'ul it down. I'm gi iag to shoot
him. I'll have no stubborn boasts
"Have you 'nil this one long, sir;"
"from a puppy," said I lint ree. cork
ing his pistol. "I'.iino. put him down
or we'll never get any dinner tonight."
"No." said Tom firmly. "You'll be
sorry for it afterward. You will be
vey.-d with me for standing by and
letting you do such a thing in vimr
The other gasped, but never said a
"If the dog is no good to you. give
him to mo," continue.! Tom. "Don't
rest and forget and to enjoy his lire.
They made excursions togotuVr in the
curricle or in Iaiutree's boat. Tom
would have been almost happy if h-
only could have id von his kind compan
ion the heart v. hole ailmiratien which
the latter took far granted. And his
inability In that res-ii-i t was so real a
grief t i him he i-i il l have wept at it
and :'.t the other's kindness p-t t--g. 'fil
er, but there was slil! lot - tear i:i Lis
heart. He often v.-aa!. r a-i was the.-?
any heart left in his body. What he
deemed his Ip-ratitpil,. sr.-ieed some
times to pray lia't there v. . : -i.
There wore ipvilities he .,;-,!. 1 hone-f
ly admire in ! a mt ree. imt 1 !:', wo-o
not those pia!i.;es n ti-.: , pn.-session
Ihiintrce imt p!i Vd l i 'ae-!-. ip
was a man of irep nerve r.'cl wi!!.
That was r:i,h -.clued. One ! - in a
s.p:a!l !;-:;r the : he !:-'p.i!-d the
boat wiih maghki.-cpt 'i'im at.. I
skl'.l when Topi ih-eaght must
both have g..ne to ike sharks. Whoti
they landed safe and sound, he le.fitet
od so many of his p.,e;;s utn ;i Tom,
whom the salt l.r.-e-es had over, nine
wilh drowsiness, that t'a iiantvy and
the knives to clean seemed preferable
to such nightly ordeals. Tom tsske 1 to
he put into livt ry and to work at
lie insisted upon it rnd gained his
point through the accidental tou h of
They dr-ve inio Syoney '"-st day
with s;.ei-ii:-ens ..f thn i'aa.i'y crest,
which Tom was to hear : every hnt
toii. I'ainlri-e being a magistrate, a
cockade was duly Pa liah-d i'l the or
der, and for a : i . a the uiasier vas in
high feather ;;t ihe piospe. ! iv dis
play. Hat i! ie ailed famiiy . roitiles
ere long, and ail the way home he
talked lii-nna'iy i f him. elf as an "exiie
like ityrou -n;-,- literary -a i -eal self."
Sop eiiedv had i an e ivliod him "own
bn.liier to lUr.'ii." He n. ver ii'ed of
ind i re:t sure there must ne more
r. tiiied men than one upon his track.
Ton remember that point in the de
fense';" Tom jumped up. "Don't remind me
of iti" he cried. "The very barrister
disbelieved in me! And it doesn't in
terest me now; it only hurts. Don't
speak of it. if you please."
"f'h. very well." said Daintree,
"op.lv that point was suggested by 1
j -Yep.-:" exclaimed Tom in an altered
voice. "Ah, but what don't I owe to
you'.' .More than I can over realize or
aT.evc; ever; thing everything and
vol I lofe-.e to speak of it to ymi of
:i, holii You see lai.v ungrateful I
;im; you see '!;:;t they've made of me
up.-.ihg tia.-m. Oil. sir. fargive me. have
patience wiih me. and I may be grate
ful yet! i live me time, and 1 .-hail
thank jo;i m I eaim.it now."
"Viiii shall not," rejoined Daintree
lirmly. "You were .juiie light, and
we'll speak of ail this no more. O.iod
heaven ! ' ho cried out. "1!"W do vn'.l
Kiae.v i..v motives wort- sat par.
g! ' a e spoilt
i .-ei h 1 r his
v. an bragged
al ! n 't wr'te
-. he had re ,1
!ii : '. i iksha!;'
! sliver ctip.
i.-il no hi-ii r
i of ;;a ilu' re
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1. -1 1
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is: I -' ti i up. ii
s. . 1. ! ii l -a T..rii j
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ai i -'
'I M tin
X 1 V.
TI )M erav. led in',.' t!a vehicle a.
tlioii-h i in e h. a; vy h.iiu-; i i
.lair:! '.! ah,. :; liis legs. N.,;:
m;; v. a s mi
den c.'s.-a:i,.ii of
had maikod aial i
lhl'llt of his I !
Iran: e n t'e
rid jingle which
l ed every naive
for four whole
mouths. He felt iplile lesl v p.hoiit il.
ain! he ciainhen-l in'n t!;e cur.'i, Ie
without a ueid. D-iimree c.-aeked liis
whip, and that was the soie somcl
from either of :he,.i ia the first half
hour of kieii aiai starlit freedom.
"l-c-'l coid. Iii i lisou';"
"Ueenuse you can have my coat i:
you do. My things are thicker. Only
say the word."
He said uotliing. Such grnMiuiie as
he felt in his l 'graded heart was not
yet so poignant as in need expression.
It was a very vague, dull sense at pres
ent. Uut Daiulri e understood. Ha had
.Imply to sit next that silent, aged, cal
lous figure to un.l a' taud all.
They dree i n to M;iit!.i;:.. where
they supped handsomely and lay all
night. In the moiiiing Tom was well
'Mid warmly clothed nt the best siore
in the township. A :nl that day the dif
ference was that he kept turning to
look over his shoulder and this at
shorter intervals as the day wore on.
"Is anything folloM'ing usV' said
"Not yet." said Tom.
"Not jet! Why, what do you expect?"
"What I deserve." scid Tom. Ami
Daintree had the wisdom not to press
liim upon this or any other point. He
knew what was alleged against Krieh
sen at Castle Sullivan. lie hte.l heard
the story from the principal superin
tendent. He began 'to think there
might be some truth in It. after all.
Next morning he was sine. They
had put up at an unusually comforta
ble roadside inn. where Tom had a very
excellent room, yet he c::me down wiih
wild, unrested eyes and twitching lin
gers. "It's no use!" he bitterly exclaimed.
"Haven't yon slept?"
"Not a wink. I heard them comins
- Hi :
The bungalow was some f
out T-.pon the delightful woody shore of
t'.o,. Pay. '1 hey drove on there i:; the
ttfter.'H'on. and the greenwood dipping
beyond the post and rails of the I'd
i'oint I ip-er road, the lush me;:. lows
dipping 1 i yoml that and the aure
:,i'!ii of tiie harbor seen through the
one and above the other woie all a
very wop lei ful eh mge after that t. r
lible plateau of the past four mouths.
Nor had they any feature in loamu.n
with the iicic -ied region of Oas;L; S :!
Iivan. Tom had seen nothing like this
pp. country. To crown all, the bun al
low lay bathed in the richest sunset
when they re.-p bed it and l:se hay
i.i'Si'i'.'i'n inat name indeed, tor lis sun
lit waters appeared to be dimple i wiih
wet rose leaves from strand to strand.
It was as though nature herself wore
trying to sofien that frozen heart and
to welcome Tom Iirichsen to this haven
An oi l man came out to see to the
horses. A somewhat younger woman
stood in the mellow light upon a wide
veranda. Daintree greeted iliem wiih
an n'r-almost the first he had permit
led himself In Tom's company. Wit Ii
another, however, he took Tom's hand
and expressed characteristically th
hope that the threshold of his house
v.ou.,1 , ove u, aiso mat oi a new , nt ,st to (.ool lis,1(s 1hat sIlo,(1 h;lve
life lor lorn. ..... .. ,
mi noi, iliui uii'if nun n il arnor nan
.. t i. i. i, . , , .
x on nave ion no past iieuinu you. suffered with the viands. Daintree
lines v i t li it. Kest assured of that If
i I iL- V,.- bA
him v. 'ie;- lie v -.,.;i- h-ivi-laughter
His aa ra ! iet . w;p
only wa-- 1 a a n il
through m g'o ling l!u
.Ie.-!:. but : . hi a'ale
about the pi e'ry he
instead of a !-, ! , ra
!y won. hi 'i;e ! ;
stood the 1,-vv i f ta. al
and i:is j if t:i I ow ,iii
th.an the V'.'.umo or i wo !' ;;:
vi rse umie! ia aili. !!e iaa.ii
enia'g'i of hi-: a- ::"!;: I ' i'a r:i ,'as.
real .Moiiitic a Ia:i lie v.ei.-u . :!;; wi.h
baled. h;c.;'h of ; few . tap. v. hi.-li
of.ep ihyme-,1 ::s fa I :e .as t'-.y rang.
Ollce l em olea : , ; Pie . .,;. ; v. . a n i .a -1:-
trce was out, and ho licw !:. soa:-'-
thing very ii'-e a. rag" wlu :t he ca.aae
in and :i w t hem. I m v a.s t li
i;nai eonnlable mop.
'S.iil lie is llm ;t:... n." v-:;s
'hei tioii op i.io t t i o. t!:.;t c .pi
ml tl,e :a:ao nigh; lent -pi;.
i;i ;i!:cr t f his h i,,,- ai'c;aots ai
liig Daih'ree for ail th it ha- was d hag
!::d ha 1 d.mc; 1 - at 1 i -d pat t'.e ,:n,s
tioil V.diii h aeepied t , I::.".'i: a sti'i.'e
in his slow and up". ill return from
brute to man. And yet ove i now it
was no very sincere curiosity, but
rather an unctimf.iv'.abie n cling that
lie ought to seeia curious, which
prompted hiiii to say :
"I can't understand ;. .;ir kindness to
me. Y.'hv did von l-.-giu it'.' Whv do
on go on? I wonder what made you
take an interest in me at the start'.-'
Wonder was the word, for wonder
lie did. but keenly impiisilive he was
nut. and the stride was shorter than
it had looked.
"I bcl'eveil in your innocence." re
plied Daintree with deliberation; "that
"I (--n't think why. Yen were the
Dhly ope. Yet you kn-w nothing about
me, it seems." And s!i! his tope was
lli.it of purely impersonal specula lion.
Dilutive took the cheroot from be
tween his teeth.
"I know something about Tdaydes,"
"Not much; very Ptile. in fact, but
lhat little was pretty bad. I knew
what tin infernal Lhp-kguar.l Jie wa.s,
if it was a mere whim and not alto
gether my own; At all events. I take
no credit for it. and never ou thank
li.e again, do you hear-; You'll olf-nd
h , if you do. Y.ai will indeed!"
lie spoke earnestly, nervously and
without a trace of affectation or ego
tism. Nor did Tout ren.ein'aer a single
foible as he looked ia the handsome,
dark, inscrutable fa ee and took his
I cut factor by I ,'.!: hands.
"(bid bless you i-' he whispered. "Do
you know what I used to call you in
my heart v. hen I ha 1 one'; My Noble
I'nkn iw:! ! Well, yon are nobler even
Hi. ,n I thought. ln ;.(.u know wnat
you are doing? You're giving me my
.cart back little by little! I shall be
'.ralefal yet !-'
ile v. out to the door, but would stand
there gazing :: t Ids friend. So long he
stood, wiih burning eyes that seep.ed
to ache for tears. Put at length he was
no, and Ihiint'ee sat ai-uie witti a
cold cheroot between his tncaci's.
i. To he Continued).
yiL A Y f f
BALL i yf
g Only a nickel admis- i tff
S slon to the best treat fifX I
g of your life. JJ Jzp
I Zu Zu of J
the winning ginger
snap that is making home Yrv B
runs everywhere. V j' JvSy
"Get on to its curves." U fc ,v V Jf
NATIONAL V? 1)
BISCUIT l'Ccjl V
"If tlic tlw.i is v rjoud to you, give hitn
shoot him, sir. Not that I believe you
meant it." And to show his belief he
; dropped the terrier, whereupon Dain
tree hesitated, but presently retreatdd
"-' , to his room without a word.
The dog was spared. They sat down
I DON'T OVERLOOK
The fact that ii
keep your ol'O'b
PL ply of wa;. -v.i.h
n loan at ;
wagons, pianos ;
tuoval. ii will i
off i r you the p.i
which l.i pay oil
l'i"0 i.S til'.' "V ' '
?l.!hi is ih.- w,
1.v is t!i- , ,
if'.-n g...:.'. bu.-im .-s policy to borrow money and
o,L We have il. ti i.v of money to loan, a'.t.l
o m it. and wo will he g'ad to arrommodato y i.i
inn . '.Vc loan on !ioiisoi;old goods, horses ami
other pi 'sonnl propoity of value, without l'"
you id i d! mid see us helote you borrow. We
lug we. ply km which allows you iiii w okas pi
;,r loan :
y .'Uymci.t on a loan.
,ly payim nt on a jr.u loan.
;!y i.avtmnt on a $7.". loan.
l-rom Rock Island, 111.
PACIFIC COAST TOURS
$37.-10 round trip to San I-'innrp r,i
and I .os Angeles, .lime S lo in.
$ll!.. "i0 extra one way via Soatil.-.
I'liilhind and Shasta Koine.
is what Mrs. Luc7
Stovall, of Ti'ton, Gjl,
said after taking
Kodol for Dys
ttored to perfect
health by this rem
edy. YOU may be
well If you will take
nearly all the sick
ness that women
have. It deprives the system of nourish
ment and the delicate organs peculiar to
women suffer weaken, and become
enables the stomach and digestive organ
to digest and assimilate all of the whole
some" food that may be eaten. It nourishes
the body, and rebuilds the weak organs,
restoring health and strength. Kodol
relieves indigestion, constipation, dyspepsia.
I "I must try to see nothing else, but 50ur r'3inrs. belching, heartburn and aU
Perhaps he required telling so. It ' what I can't help seeing shall never. ' stomach disorders.
s.iiu ne, ami an your one- W(!s verv solemn and vorv stiff.
. harness companion unite certain that
they follow you here, they'll have me h? lad given mortal and everlasting of
to deal with. I can promise them j ft.tlse. P.ut the incident was never re
they have laid their last linger on yon. ferred to again, and Tom soon forgot
No; there's a brighter future ahead of f the solitary occasion upon which his
jou. t mist, ana always recollect I 1 rh.-imulon .lisniavct t,!nwr.ic i u
am your friend."
"I suppose you are," said poor Tom
i.stcr a light.
Not that the other lights were nil
in icpn. tie coiiiu ucneve arm i eel ' roso colored. The man had foibles in
but little even yet. numerable and in their way as cx-
"You suppose I am?" cried Daintree, traordinary as his Inexplicable kind
looking rather queerly at Tom. "You 1 ue;;s 1c Tom. This continued and in
shall time at my table!" ho then ex- ! rreased. and vet there was a some
claimed. "You shall have all your tiling ostentatious, vainglorious, ego
meals with me! Mrs. Fawcctt. lay a tistical. even in his kindest acts. Tom
place Jor Thomas and show him his j mted himself for seeing it. but there it
roonl'" I wns. It became the more noticeable
It was a little room certainly, hut an ; as Tom himself grew more regenerate
Incredibly pleasant one. The window j and so made fewer demands upon the
almost overhung the bay. and the bed : other's consideration. And then the
was a white feast for bloodshot eyes, i gloomy vanity of the man! His lit-
"Dinner's ready. Don't you spoil it. ; erary pretensions! nis solemn belief
young man. by beeping muster wait-.in. himself and all he did!
ing," said Mrs. Fawcctt, aud then over "Heaven knows lie has done enough
nor shoulder as she went, "My word. for me!" sighed Tom. quite ashamed
but you re a lucky oue!
BIG HORN BASIN EXCURSIONS
We will run personally coiuiuctel
hoiiiesei kTs' excursions .liino I and
is, under puidatioe oi D. ' 'h in Dea
v r, (leiieial Agent l.andsf'cht is' In
I'oi mat ii ai I'.iireau. to assist set'li-rslo
n-cure an early ho.d at ciioapost
rates i f magiiilicant inigaiod laml
in th.e I'.ig Horn l'.asin, Wyo., and
Y. -liovv -tone Valley, Mont. Ask for
fold, r tolling all about the
Round trip $23.00.
in same input inn. All r.pplicai ions by mail .r
our pro" pi at i etii inn. If jnit tin , nmnov. caii
ni'd la- piia.-ci to ( xp-ain our plans,
in ail : :! mun.liipg towns ami country.
Phone. Write or Call
a ri-City Loan Co.,
Old 'pi one
Open Wednescliy and Saturday Nights.
219 , Brady, D.-.venpor?.
x DO IT
vas all so difficult to believe, so Impos
sible to understand. I'.ut bewilderment
had not yet given place to curiosity.
He was. however, begiuulug to real
ize that he had fallen from the crudest
never, never ir.iiKe auy unierence U 7; . . V T7n
my regard for him." Digests What YOU Eat
Tom wanted to get to work at once,
in the house, in the garden, anywhere
, nn4 at anything, but the other would :
our Ktonacb. blch-
lnv of leas. etc.
Prepared at the Lab
oratory of E.O .DeW ltt
Co.. Chlcaro. O 8. A.
luto the kindest hands on earth when, not hear of it for days. He wns to ' SOLD BY ALL DliUUGlSTS,
June 4 to 18.
$23.00 tn Denver. Colorado Sprini
Pueblo, Col.; Hillings. Mont.: Cody,
Worland and Iiasin, Wyo.; Doad.vood
and Hot Sr. rings. S. D., and nlurn.
One faro plus ?1! for the round trip
to humliods of oilier points in tin
$27.25 round trip on sale every day,
good for 1."i days. Higher rales for
longi r liiniis and for tickets roup
in one direction via Now York City.
SUMMER TOURIST RATES
The usual very low rate round trip
Summer Tourist tickets to Colorado
and I'tali. Yellowstone Park, l'.lack
Hills and the Pacific Coast will bo on
sale daily, commencing .luno 1.
I.'-t me help you plan your trip
and nive you illustrate,! folders.
F. A. RIDDELL, Agent, C, B. & Q. Ry.
Oil! fliiiiM- !S(I. cw 0170.
A tfMllll lillftl
ill tillHi s;l !st
not only t Jn;
tooth, lnt un
A tooth havi-d is your
"It Don't Hurt a Bit."
If Dr. Martin Does It
1715 Second Ave.
A Mark of Refinement.
TRI-CITY TRANSFER AND
Hauling and moving of all
kinds, lar.ee or Finall. at rea
sonable rates. Daily wagons to
Moline and Davenport. Yo al
so handle the best grades of
hard and soft coal. A portion
of your patronage is respectful
ly solicited. Satisfaction guar
anteed. New Plume 51(5-1; old
OFFICE.215 TWENTIETH ST.
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U il k.r-" ViVa Ilk f-r
Over The London
Clc.in'.inc- s r i ptr-oi i; otic of the
no t oi. m-'u'...!.;ne marks ot rci: lenient, and
. at ;.il times the hitjlict respect.
insta.l in your
drc;.-:!;-; room a snowv-
c "tnnJr.rJ' l'onxlain Kn.im
pmvMcJ with an ahunJant How
r:- r.rc tl.i'ilc.1 mechanics and do
eery v.t rk. Let us emote vou prices.
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112 West Seventeenth St. Both phonee.
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Like dlBtlnctloa of carriage ai4 de
portment In liumaDa, appealt to the
artUtle eye. There's a certain lab
ile "something" In paperi we eelect
and iell which speaks of style,
taste and superiority which people
appreciate. We ask you to see and
select wall decorations here at your
leisure, as you will find oar goods
priced very low.
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