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FORLORN RIVER
SYNOPSIS.-Seeking gold in the
desert, "Cameron," solitary pros
pesctor, forms a partnership with
at) unknot -an whom he later
learns ,iq .1 ' trrun, father of
a girl , 'eron wronged,
but later , lack In Illinois,
Cameron's , e ations appease
Warren, and two proceed to
gether. Tak. , refuge from a
sandstorm in a cave. Caneron
discovers gold, but too late; bofh
tuen are dying.' Cameron leaves
evidence, in the cave, of their dis
covery of gold, and personal docu
ments. Richard Gale, adventurer,
in Casita, Mexican border town.
meets George Thorno,- lieutenant
in the Ninth cavalry, old college
friend. Thorne tells Gale he Is
there to save Mercedes Castadena,
Spanish girl, his aflanced wife,
from Rojas, MexIcan bandit. Gale
"roughhouses" Rojas and his gang,
with the help of two American
cowboys, and he, Mercedes and
Thorne escape. A bugle call frot
the fort orders Thorne to his regi
ment. lie leaves Mercedes under
Gale's protection.
CHAPTER III
--4
A Flight Into the Desert.
Unensy and startled, Gale turned
his ear to tie soft wind. Presently
lie heard, or imagined he heard, low
'beats. In ai moment he was certain
'the sounds were tlvi padllke steps of
:hoofs in yielding sand. The regular
tramp was not that of grazing horses.
In the instant, mnale cautous and
stealthy by alarm, Gale drew Mer
edes deeper nlto the gloom of the
-shrubbery. The sounls of hoofhents
grew louder. Gale made out a dark
moving mass against a background of
-dull ray. 'T'here was a line of horses.
Ile could not discern whether or not
all the horses cnrri ed riders. The
murmur of i voice struen his ear
then it low laugh. It made hit tingle,
for It sounded AmerIenn. Eagerly he
listened.
"It shore was, Laddy, it shore was,"
('1nte i voice out of the darkness.
" "Rough house ! Laddy, since wire
fences drove its out of ''exts we ain't
seen the like of that. An' we never
" had such it (nl.."
"Call? It was a burnin' roast," re
plied another voice. "I felt low down.
Ie vaioosed sonte sudden, 1n' I hope
he an' his friends shook the itdust of
Casitn. Thait's a rotten town, Jim."
Gale jumped ip in joy. What lu'k!
The speakers were none other than
the two t'owboys whom he had accost
ed in the Mexlcnn hotel.
"Ihold on, fellows," he enlled, and
strode fito the road.
The horses snorted and stamped.
Then followed swift rustling sounds
a clinklg of spurs, then silence. The
lihture.s loomed eleirer in the gloom.
(Inlc saw live o: six horses, two v itl
riders, 1nnd one other, at l nat, arry
Ing a aimek. Wien (ale got within
fiftecit feet of the group the foremost
horsenuti sold:
"I rePck Oin li tha's close e'nought,
stran;:ii em."
omtethI ing it thle ((nwhoiy's hand
glInted dairkly brIght In .te starlight.
"Yo'u'd irecognize me, Ifr it waisnt't s0
dar ik,'' repldied G ble, ha 111ng. "I1 spoke
to yout a lIttleI whIle ago-Int the sn
boit hnek t here.''
"Comic over' 11n' let's seey you,'" said1
the (cowboy3, curtly3.
Gal e iidvancted till Ite was (lose to
the horse. The cowl~'toy leaned over
the saddle11 and Peered into Gale's
face. TIhent, wilthout a word, hte
shtenthed the gtti and( 1he1( out his
h Iand. Gatle mtet 11 grIp of st eei that
wvartmed hIs blood. 'IThe ofter c~ow
h oy got off' his nervous, splited ho~rse
and)1 Ithrew the bi'dle, lie, too, peered
closely into (Gile's fnce.
"My nmte's Ladd1(," hte said1. "Rleckon
I'mi someti glad~ to mee('t y'ou agalin."
Onile felt ntuothier' gip as 111ard and(
s trmong its the 1ot' had1( been, le
realize.d he had found friendls wh'lo
tbelongedl to a class of men whom lie
hadt dleaiired of' everl knlowing.
"G(ale--Dick ( ale Is my3li name,'' he
beHgian, swilftly. "I dr'opped Iito ( 'ashta
tonlight hardly kno'wing wvhei'e I wa..
A boy tocok me to that1 hot el. There I
me1(t an old friend whiomi I lad not
s('en for' yearis.IIi lie blontgs to the
-itnvailry' stiitionedi hiet'. 11ie had( lhe
friendedl a Spaish gi rl--fa Ilen In Ilove
wuithi her, 1Rojas had1 lb-ld I this gIirl's
fat her--tr'ied to 01b(ductt he..
You know w~hat took place iat the ho
tel. (Gentlemien, if It's e'ver' possIble,
I'll showv you hiow I aplpr ie'itei w'hatt
yout did( for' 1me there'(. I got iiway,
founitd 1113 friendl with the gIrl. We
huried out here beyond thle etdge of
towin. Then Th'orne had to ma ke a
breakll for camp11. We hieardI hugle nal Is,
ab~ots, and he w'as awaty withIout leave.
'That left the gIrl wIthi me. I don't
kcnow~ whant to do. TJhorne swearts Ca
'slta Is no place for' Mer'cedes ait
night."
"The girl aIn't Ilo peon, no commiton
'Greaser?" inlterrupted1 1L1(dd.
"No. Hecr nme Is Castanedn. She
blelongs to an old Spanisht famiily, once
rich and -Influential."
"Reckoned as5 mulich," r'e~Ilied the
'cowboy. "There's 11)ore thatn Ilojas'
w'antln' to kidnap ni jiretty girl, Shore
:he does thtat ever'3 (lay or so. Mulst
.be somelthtIn' polIticnl or feelin'
tpIare 'ar your 41ilnd's girl at night
-of ds'y, or any tlime. Shore, there's
Amerieans who'd take'hier' in an' fight
'for her, if necessary. But It ain't wvise
to risk thlat. Lashl, whtat do y'ou say?"
"It's been gettin' hlotter routnd thils
-Grenser corral for someo weeks," re
S E
piled the other cowboy. "If that
two-bit of a garrison surrenders,
there's no tellin' what'll happen, an'
heln' across the U. S. line a few
Inches or so don't make no h-I of a
ditYerence. My advice is, don't let
Miss Castanedat ever set foot in Casita
again."
"Looks like you've shore spoke
sense," said Ladd. "I reckon, Gale.
you an' the girl ought to come with us.
We know people who'll take care of
the senorita till your friend can come
for ]her."
Dick warmly spoke his gratefulness,
and, inexpressibly relieved and happy
for Mercedes, he went toward the
ciuit of cactus where he had left
her. She stood erect, waiting, and,
dark as it was, he could tell she had
lost the terror wiihlh had so shaken
her.
le led her Into the road upi to the
cowboys, who now stood bareheaded
in the starlight. They seemed shy.
1111(1 Lush was silent while Ladd made
(mbarrassel, unintelligible reply to
Mere(des' thanks.
'T'here were live horses--two sad(lled,
two paeked and the remaining one
ci'l'led only a blanket. Ladd sho
ened the stirrips on his mount, an
IL
She Stood. Erect, Waiting, and, Dark
as it Was, He Could Tell She Had
Lost the Terror That Had So
Shaken Her.
helped Mercedes tip into the saddle.
From the way she settled herself and
tookli the few restive prances of the
metllesolte horse Gale judged that
she cotild ride. Lash urged Gale to
Iake hiis horse. But this Gale refused
to lo.
"I'll walk," he said. . "I'm used to
walking. I knowM ('owboys lare not."
Onci e starkt with( prlblotection1 01 assurel
for' the gi ri alu ita reual objective polut
ll view, (;nle' rlaixed fromn the ten'ase
st rait he hnd b 'ein laboring under'i.
hlow glad he would have been) to nec
quaiint 'Thoirne with their god for
tunle Lat1er, lof (Courise, there would
be somue way to get word to the (cav
airynimn. Blut till thlen whait tor'
mlents his friend wouild sulfer!
It seemed to D ick thtat ai very long
timze had elapsed since he steppied off'
the tralin ; and one by one lie wvent
over every detail of incident wvhleh
had occuriired1 betw~eeni thatt arival'ul aiml
tihe prl'eent moment. Ills meetin1g
with Tihorne; the wonderful black
eyes or a Spanish girml; her appeal to
him; the hate !nspired by Rojas, and
the rush, the blowr, t he act ion ;sight
of Th orne andmi~ Merceede~s hitrryinag
safely awvay;I te girl's bands pressing
his to her hteaving bre'ast; the swveet
fire of her' kiss; the fact of her being
itlone wih im )11, dependl~ent upon hinm
all t hese' tings Gale turned overt and
over in hIs mInd, only to fail of any
dlefinite co n('h~ion as to whlch hadl
affected him11 so ren.rkably, or to tell
what had realily huippened to him.
Had he faillen in love willh Th'orne's'
.9weethen'l ? The iden enme in a thish.
Was he, all in an, instaint, and by onte
of thtose incolmiprehensile rev'ersal s of
chiarnct er, jeo louts of his friend? DIck
was almost afrnid to look up at Mler
ceodes. St ill he forced hihnselfC to doa
so, and as it (chaniced Afereedes wats
looking thawn at him. With a guick,
graceful impluilsiv'eness she putt her'
htand upon his shouler. Like her' ap
penanice, thte ntetion was new, strange,
striking to Gale; but It brought hamte
sudldenly to hin the natture of grat tI
tudle nnd1 affection int a girl of her1
blood. It wuas sweet and sisterly, Hie
kinew Ithen that lie had not fallen In
love with her. The feeling that was
akin to jealousy seemied to be of the
beautiful something for which Met'
codles stood in Thorne's life. Gale
t hen girasped the bewildering possi
bilitiles, the infinite wvonder of what
a girl ('1o(ut enn to a man.
TIhe desert began to lighten. Gragy'
openings in the b~ord(er of shrubby
girowthis ('hanlged to paletr htue. In the
enst a white glow grew briglrter and
brightter, reaching up to a line of
cloud, defined sharply beloiv by a
rugged ntchelid r'ange.
"Senotr, I nmt coldl,''Bfaid Aferced~es.
Dick had1( been* enrrying his coat
uponi his armn. lieI stopipedl the horse
atnd raised thte coat upi, anid helped
hiercedes put it onl.
"I should have thought of you," he
said. "But I seemed to teal warm.,,,
RT
by
ZANE GREY
.Aluthor of
Riders of the Purple
Sage, Wildfire, Etc.
Copyright by Harper & Brothers.
The coat's a little large; we might
n'rnp it around you twice."
Mercedtes sniled and lightly thanked
him in Spanish. Ie was about to start
when he olserved that Ladd had halt
ed and Was peeriIg ahead in evident
caut ion. Mercedes' horse began to
stamp linpatiently. ra iseul his ears uitd
head, and acted as if he was about to
neigh.
A warning "hist" from Ladd bade
Dick put a quieting hand on the
horse. Lash entne noiselessly forward
to join his comnpanion. The two then
listened and watched.
Presently Lash went to the rear
and Ladd started .thead. The prog
ress now, however, was considerably
slower, not owing to a bad ronl--for
that became better-hut probably ow
ing to canution exercised by the cow
boy guide. At the end of a half hour
this marked deliberation changed, and
the horses followed Ladd's at a gait
that put (ale to his best walking
paves.
Ills steps were halted by Ladd's ac
tions. The cowboy reined in his horse,
listened a moment, then swung down
out of the saddle. lie raised a eal
tioning hand to the other's, then
slipped into the gloom and disap
peared. Gale hnarked that the halt
had been made in a rilged and cut-up
pass between low mess. To the right,
up ulder the ledges sone (istlnce
away, stanc( two squinre black objects,
too uniform, lie thought, to be rocks.
While he was peering at thein, i1uner
ta in what to think, the shrill whilstle
o'f a horse pealed out, to be followed
by the rattling of hoofs on hard stone.
Then a log Iarkedl. At the satiae
tiolnlnt that Ladd hurriedly up
peared ini the: road a light shone out
and danced before one of the square
black objects.
"Keep close n' don't iuake no
noise," he whispered, and led his
horse at right angles off the road.
Gale followed, leadling Mercedes'
horse. As he turned he observed that
Liaslh also had diSnoluIted.
''o keep closely at i ltadd's heels
withouit bru'ishing the cnetu1s or stumn
b11in Over rocks 111141 depiessions was
at task Gale found impossibhle. It. was
no eatsy itter to la:91 spirited horse
through the clark, winding lanes wa lleEl
by tioins. Dick saw lint the travel
was f'ast, but by no mieans noiseless.
The imtIk animnals at Ihues c4raishel and4
ripptll through the narrow plaices. It
seei:t(d to (gale that anyon~ie withi1n
it mile coubl have heard these sroundis.
I'reseitly L:ud led out into a
st raighit. The co wbo4 y 114 innt ed hiis
hor-se, at1)4 thi~s (conlvinlcedh (haile that1
I hey hiad clreed back-I to the roadiu.
att a1 good, s;ily. silenit wal1k. Whlen
Dick ('onIsul ted' hIs watchI'I he wa s
inuzed141i1 4to e the hour' was 'still early,
114' aske~l Mei re'lois 11f she wasu col'd.4
and1( she ans11wer'ed tha t she wa'hs, speaik
lng es51p4cialIly of lher feet, wh'leIh were't
groI'41ng inunht. Thleni she ausked to1 be
h~elpedl down to wailk aw11hihle4. Al ir st
she4 was1 cold14 antd lae, and14 nicepIted(
thle hiellin g hand DIc)4k pro4ffere'id. A fter'
a li ttle, hiowever-, she rec(ov-eredl andu
wlenit on without aissistan 1ce. Thley
1h114 reached the sutumit of what was1
evltlently3 a hiighi ridge slop1e41 wIthl
much greai1terI'S stee'lness~ (In the fair
sIde. It wa's only liftr ('a1 few~ 11or1e
forw~ar'd st('lps, lhuiwever', that DI)k
((ou11d see down~i thle sloile. Then01 fullI
in vilew fhishedl 1) bright 411ampftire
nrioumil wh eh clust51eredh a grupj of
dark flgur'es. Tihey were enenm~aped In
a1 w~Ide4 arroly4, wher' horses coiuldl be
Seeni grazIing in 1bh:14k Pat'lhes of1 grass
het-w'een e ist e's of' t rees. A stecond4
look at the (-amperis told4 Gaite they
wer'e Mex iean s. At 1thiIs mloment I14 Lsh
enmue forward't to join Lahi, atal the
1)1en1t. stidlying thlt'e arroyo. A hoarse1'5
laugh, fnlnt yet distiuiet, 11loated4 uponil
tihe *eodh w~tit.
that outfit ?" hinli-red Lashi, spea:kin~g
softly.
fIts,'" replied Ladd14. '"Theiy'r'e 10eross
Itle 1111e for' heef. llut Itheiy'l l1 unoff
1a1ny good stoc14k. As bioss tleyes Ithese
irebels hav'e got '('m1 all beat. That:
Outfit Isa wait in' till lt's late. Nothbin'
to it but headt south I for the 11141 p'or
horn. It's on the buordeir lne, but It's
'ouintry where t hese rebels in'it beeni
yet."
"It's a hIke to *14ldhIn's ilnnehi. An'
.if we get therIe Iin daylighit some
Grenser will see thIe gilI before 11e1d1n''
ennI hide heir. It'll get talked about.
Th~le 'hows 'll ti-av~el to ('aslta like sage
Iballs befoire the wind."
"Shore we don~i't rIde into Ri1o For)
blr In the dlayt hnii. Let's sli the
'ineks, JTim. W1.e enni hid theii off In
the (enctus an' coime back'.nfter theml.
Wilth 'thei yOung man rnldn' we-"
Th'le w1hisper01intg wasI inite'rrupted by
n loud ringinig nleigh t Ihat whistled alp
fro(m the arroy3o. One of the hior,st's
baitI scented the triave'lers- on .the
idge top. The indiffere4nce of the
Mexicanus chanhged t41 atte'ntion.
11(d( and1( Lash tuirned1 hack and 1ed
the horses tito thbe fi-st openiing Oil
the sonth siden of the roar. The pack.,
GO
were slipped, securely tied and hidden i
in a mesquite cluihp. Ladd strapped 1
a blanket around one of the horses. It
His next move was to take off his
chaps.
"Gale, you're wearin' boots, an' by o
liftin' your feet you can beat the ee- r
tus," he whispered. "lBut the--the-- g
Miss Castanedia, she'll he torn aill to f
pe 's unless she puts these on.
I'lt.se tell her-an' hurry." is
Dick took the chaps, and, going up t
to Mercedes, he explained the situn
tion. She laughed, evidently at Is d
emba rassed earnestness, and llipped s;
out of the saddle. It
"Senor, chappareJos and I are not l
strangers," she said. 1
Deftly and promptly she equipped i
herself, and thet rale helped her into (
the saddle, called to her horse, and it
started off. Lash directed tale to
muount the other sa(dled horse and
go next.
Dick had not ridden a hundred i
ya1rd1s behind the trotting leaders be- i
fore he had sundry painful encoun- 11
ters with reaching actus arms. The v
horse missed these by a narrow mar- e,
gin. Dick's knees appeared to be Ii it
line, and It became necessary for hitu t
to lift them high and let his bouts s
take the onslatught of the spikes. 1
Ladd pursued a zigzag course south- I
ward across the desert, trotting down ti
the aisles, caintering in wide, hare d
patches, walking through the clumps I:
of cacti. Cale bernme chilled to the ic
hone, and his clothes were damp andl(] v
cold. ills knees siar ated from the i
wounds of the poisoned thorns, and .
his right hand was either swollen
stiff or too numb to move. Moreover, t
lie was tiring. Mercedes moust he macde \
of steel, lie thought, to stand all that i
she had beens subjected to and yet. f
when the stars were paling anl dawn
p'rliaps not far nwny, stay in the I'
saddle.
So )ck (ale rode on, drowsier for i
ech mile, and more and muore giving '
the horse at choice of gromu. O)nce I
when Ie, thinking to tight his weamri- C
ness, raised his head, he saw that one
of the horses in tie lend was riderless. i
Laddh was carrying M1(eedes.s
It seelne( tlint hours passed, thou h ci
he knew only little time had lI pseed.
when oive mtore he threw off the spell
of weariness. lie heard a dog hark. i
Tall trees lined the open lane (lown s
which lie was riling. Presently in the <
gray gloom he sia' low. squaltre houses I
With) flat r'oofji. Ladd rode on for
perhaps a quarter of i mail', Ihugli
it seemed initerinhly loug to Diek.
A grove of trees looined dark in the
gray of morning. Laudd entered it :nid
was lost In Mie shade. Dick rode' on
aniong the trees. P'resently h' he:uri
volces, aid soon another housts, low
i
"Senor, Chapaejsnd i Are Not
Strangers," She Said.
and flat like the othiers, hut so long9
hei coubI not See thle furtherieu endi sit oil
ill bii(keri thanii tihe tr'ees. As lie dis
iinnltedt, (eilimlped ndu sore, he' enbhi -
xceinreely sinand. L ashic~ enmie:i tlong:4bli.
in spoke, aind somenei withI a big.
heariIty voi-e r'epilid toi himu. Th'len It
seemiedl toi liek that lit waiis iled inito
hhwuikiuess like iiitch, wheiirt, presenatiy,
lie felit blankets thrioawin on him, iand
CHAPTER IV
a
Farlorn River. 5
Wh'len Dlick openi'i his eyes ia floo0
(it goldeni sumsina' streamedi(' in ait the s
open't window tundelr which he lay. Ilks
fir-st thought waIs one of blank wonader'~
as to where in the world lhe happe'nedi I
to beC. The r'ooi wias iiarge, sqiue.,
nudobe-walledl. It was littered wvithi
siatdles, harness, bla rnketsa. Thle sight
of huge (lusty spurs, ai gun belt withI i
shieathi and gun, nti a pair of lent her
chaps bristling withI broken (enetuis
thoirns reenaihed to I ilek thei cowbioys, '!S
the ride, Mercedes, atnd thle- whole i
st ranmie adlveiture thait. hnil brought
hIm there.
lie felt a dead weight of complete
hissitudle, antI lit did not wannt 'to bi
miovec. A sudtdeni lin in is hand s
enusedei imt to hoild it u I-t -was ii
blnck inid blue, swb)lien to almnost
twilce its normal size, and stiff ats a
hionrd. Thue knuckles weire skinnedl
anid cruisted wilth dry' blood. Dick so- o
llouuzed that it was the w'ortok U
ig hnnd he had seen since football
nys, and that it would inconvenience
im for s~ine time.
The door at the far end of the room
ras open. Through it he saw poles
f peeled wood upholding a porch
oof, a bench, rose bushes in bloom,
rass, and beyond these briglht-green
1llage of trees.
"lie shore was sleepin' when I
Joked in an hour ago," said a voice
mst .Dick recognized as La1d'S.
"Let iil.. sleep," came the reply in
('('I), good-nature(1 tonles. "Mirs. It.
uys the girl's never moved. lust
ave been a tough rile for them both.
'orty ii les through Cactus! Laddy
'm right down glad to see you boys,
lad I'll do all I cnn for the young
ouple. liut I'tm doing some worrying
ere; don't mistake te."
"About your stock?" -
"I've got only a few head of cattle
t the oasis now. I'm worrying some,
lostly ahout my horses. The U. S.
doing some worrying, too, don't
istake me. The rebels have worked
'est. and tnorth as far as (.Casita. Of
'urse, iy' Job Is to keep tialh oil Clih
ese aind .hp trying to get into tho
S. from Mlag(lilen hay. Biut I'm
iIpposed to piatrol the border line.
In going to lire some rangers. Now,
m not so afrai( of being shot up.
lough out In this lonely plaee there's
anger of it ; wiit I'm afraid of most
losing that hunch of horses. You
now wlnt those guerrilla Mexicans
illi do for horses. They're crazy on
orse flesh. 'T'hey know fine horses,
o I don't sleep nights any more."
"l(ikon meli an' .1111 aight as well
e u) with you for a syell, eldhlin'.
1'e've been ridin' ti) : an' down A rizona
r'ytin' to keep out of fight of wire
'1100es."
"l-addy, it's open eno-tngh around
orlorn Itiver to Sit isfy even an old.
11e cow'punebier like you." tuhed
ek11lug. "I'd iake your :staying on a9
'ne 'iavor, don't mnistal:k tme. 'er
11)5 I 'n' Pe'sutlde ilt' ytntig m1:1it
gal( It) take at Job1 wtith me."
"Thit's shore likl'ly. lhe stid ho
tl ot) money, no friends. Ai' If a
l'rIp)i'is :all yoiu're loo1hkin' for he'll
o," replied Ila.hi, with ai dry ('buckle.
"'layhe I ought to think twIce he
ire takiing It sirangel' into ly fat
ly," sahd liebtling,, se'riously. "\Well, I
uies's lie's all right, Iaddy, being the
ivalrynu u's friend. No lan or
tuner? I 11 must he ill right'."
"lhum? 1.u niier? aidy, dhiin't I tell
ton I shook haids with this hoy an'
vas piiiinum glid to ma'eet him?" de
Il:ndced Lafldy, with1 considerale
1(11t. laifii(estly he h l been if
r-intedl. "'oim liblin', le's a gentle
nan, ill' he ('otllid I Ilk yroll in--iln half
soeuncl1. Hlow abount t hat, .Jimn?"
"''Jess Itilne." repIlied1 Lash. "T'Ion,
cr(e's mlly stauil. 'o'Iung (;itle (:n
are mlly hiss, ily gilln, antythin' o'
11111'."
"Aw. I lidn't me n to insult you,
"1ys- 111)1'1 m istake 1.L," sai x..1 hlig.1. .
I'('4se hes aI'l'l iie h it." 'ldui
Thes', Oh~jic of t i :hit onversati'la
''ietu ha'tlis bedn iri "llg a
'Oie nobs delIght with a liudbling's
iled wieithd o sth i olu stoness
'lesii44J)ytwift'' theedlthr1ee.
lug. "( uien lie was pr'et I y mutch
nioikedl out.........'... clos th
'or theire so we wvon't wake him."
Th'er'e w'iee slow, soft 5tel)s, then
e0 door' so1ftly closedl. Biut thle fait
-a rcely madile aIi 'i44 perepule dliffer
ice4 ini tile soundt( olf thle votiees out
de".
"i-iiily iiid .ii ,il ar go'ing to stay,"
'futl gtild to hav, e thbe boys. NeilleII.
ilion is ('tded. I t h inkI I'll maake
us 3'ounlg reanl (bale lin offeir.'"
"Dad, I shall fall in love with
your new r'angcr. I will-.-]
have-"
Easy Arithmetic.
'115 ini thei muiltipulientjont tohile: is..ns
15y as "ple,".' :tiel thait thle fihves are
d muchri harder1't. I'.it slight as is thte
eat atl 'f'oit reqir ed'li in mtitii.'ying
iy i liumber' by live, it 'any b'e' leskien'edl
il 11nore by3 dli s'ardi ng tII ''m ultipl et'
diirely and1( sublstIt utinig a divisor in
'l'hiis maly Sound parai'idoxieni, butt by
aper'limting youl will find that divild
g by two will br'ing the samte'redults
ii tilt ilying by ive, Providing you
Id :i (ciphber' t lie (quotient If the di.i
'jul he an evein numb~fer, or' gre Ift
(o(3d. I"'r lnst ance, if' you multiply
73-1 by 5 the prioducet is 13,070. WVhat
still eiasier, (divide 2734 by 2, whIich
ek on youru 0, andli 3ou lil vII 13,Q70.
Secret of Diving Birds.
By expelling tihe.niir ..wliin ,teir
>dlie', C( neutIe bir1 hiAk'e thtetti.
'Ives hieavier than wti1. ivheni dlv
g.. . .
Get Ants Out of Ice Chest.
If ants get into iee chest, Set a png~
f' watter underl each leg and move boz
Way fronm tha wall,
WLDOUGLAM
$5 $6$7 & $8 SHOES LIII
V. L. Douglas shoes are actually de. '
mnanded year after year by more people
thau asny other hoe in the world
rial, workman
ship and reasonable nrices
they are unequaled. FORTY
YEARS of satisfactory ser- 1
vice have given the peopl
confidence in the shoes and in
the protection afforded by th
W. . Douglas Trade Mark
PROTECTION wainsttu'- {
reasonable
proilta is guaranteed by the
name and price stamped on - -
the vole of every pair.
W.L.DOUGLAS:hoes are
esteeption. -
ally good values. Only by ex.
amin ing them can you appro.
elate their superior qualities. SOTY 8110106
Youcanalwayssavemonoyby M4-V0>a 64.ao
wearing W.L. Douglas shoes.' . L. houghs rne
WL.DOUGLASehoere~ ,d r ~a i' c
of ur own stores in the large -ted. t stan ej /or
cities and by shoe dealers the higest stadard
everywhere. When you need qfquatIi atthe loe.
shoesif not convenient to call Possi cost. The
at one of our stores, ask your n price is
shoo dealer to show you W.L. Th soe.stamped on
Douglas shoec. The naie
and price is always plainly if set fir salt isytidil.
stamped on the solo. Refuse stile fr aWa
subatituteii, The prices are
the same evorywhere.
To Merchntat. /f node iter
en youre totern handles I0. F, l'raldeten
iougluss sbae.'auf tiod'ufor W. .oselaa eShoe ,
'.s'easi.. rights to handele this 1SJ Street
gauk sellinC, quick turn-over line. rookton, a.ase.
Fur Tanning a
on Beef, Horse. Colt
and Calf Skins. Make
up of Coats. Robes
Rugs. Vests, Ladies
Furs, Scarfs, Muffs and
Cupes. Tell us the kind
of furs. 'rompt answer.
W.W. Weaver, Reading, Mich.
Thirty years in fur business.
No Returns.
"Ile used to give Iloistnds to his
-art y's enitlmign chest. Now he thinks
lIe's done his duty If lie hands over
~50.
"lice ran for ole'e anl get 200 votes
ti t o f :t o ji a l o f " i' (5 ( i(t d) A nunt oti (i I. A i n n
ini his lolIto mIs tilit to Ilihhik n con
t rihtillonl to his party is at poor invest
lilt'lit .
DYED HER SKIRT, DRESS,
SWEATER AND DRAPERIES
WITH "DIAMOND DYES"
Ech packe (if "l)i inonel ])yes" con
tains lir(e:tions so simp11le aly wetin011 can
(I%.\ e o t illti her wVori, 81h;1101)y gres~eH, {
shirts, waists. eomis, sttocktittg, sweaters,
Coverings. draperies, hanIegilgs, ev'rytin
elet' if she has never dlyed lifeure. lBuy
"l'i 11 1 1)yes"'-- -no other hil' i-twi hen
li rite:t. home lyeing is sure le'ause )ia
11011(1 ])yes ire gialraniteeri not to Spot,
hole, streak, or tunt. Tell yourl <druggist
whether the material you wish to dye ia
wool or sill:, or wiet lher it is linen, cotton
or mixedl goo'ds.-AiverLisemient.
Not That Kind of a Suit,
I 1arty Upton (trylng oit anew still)
--.\h, Isites, this stilh I i l1 very cr'dit
iI e-vory (r'lditn ble indeed.
Isane. the' tailor I exctitedtly)--Dtot
suilt neft'r lefi's dler shop ''xt'ept. for
re:Itly 11u41n1-y!
\VO r 1 Mothers!!
W rite for 32
Page Booklet,
"others of
the Worlcl"
Loom-iProducts Mf.t,
'u)U? U '.es &Fnlitute whr rOWl
Use This Coupon 1""'"""- mrrr., M
The Lloy'd Mfg. irooiklet.'"Mother or thie
A1t~ I Name.............
. I)City..............A1te..
Keep Stomach and Bowels Right
By giving baby the hsarmiesn, purely
Yegetable. infants' and children'srcgulator.
MRS. WIM tD*S SYRUP
brings astonishing, gratifying results
in making baby's stomach digest
they should eLt teething
time. Guaranteed frco U
Sfrom narcotics, opt--"
ntes, alcohol and all -'
harmful ingredi
At All.
Does Your Food Dig~
An (old Hiomrah 1X,"ter used this re'ser
ars--.Fhinib's HodaI, nosi, tcrilmL
tumth nd ni i- dl, st ioni
Narvousness, L. sour stonhmth with g'
auinnos fland the misery thai.t os
stomachtel due to lIndigtestion. We aree
it. in our laboratory uiat as ho resc rO
we win return your mioney.B ( l~ l t
Send for FREEBO
on Stomach Tro
NATIONAL DRUG~ CO.. BiRS
~Ssure you'
instant '~han cotton
Doliciou
Sweet
2,0 or,
at onec
FRUi

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