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LIVE STOCK FACTS Hi t ByEPISOM CAMPAIGN FOR BETTER SIRES DepVZ?T G0D ROADS SAVE MUCH GAS of Publications. Trucks Us Twice as Much Fuel on Dirt Highfays as on On Built of Concrete. AUTOMOBILE TIRES "Erie Cords' & "Olympian Fabrics" QUALITY AND SERVICE. Writ for pries Hit. IIERT A. HOSFORD. 13Se Ann St. CHAPTER I. Continued. Into a little hollow in the bark, on tbe underside of the log. some band bad tli inert a small roll of papers. They were rain-soaked now, and the Ink bad dimmed and blotted; bat Dan realized their significance. They were the complete evidence that Hlldreth bad accumulated against the arson ring letters that bad passed back and forth between himself and Cranston, a threat of murder from the former If Hlldreth turned state's evidence, and a signed statement of the arson activ ities of tbe ring by Hlldreth himself. Some Hand Had Thrust a Small Roll f Paper. Xey were not only enough to break ,TJP tbe ring and send Its members to prison ; with tbe aid of tbe empty shell and other circumstantial evidence, they could In all probability convict Bert Cranston of murder. For a long time be stood with tbe shadows of ' tbe pines lengthening about him. bis gray eyes In curious shadow. For the moment a glimpse was given him Into the deep wells of tbe human soul; and understanding came to him. Was there no balm for hatred even In tbe moment of death? Were men unable to forget the themes and motives of their lives, even when tbe shadows closed down upon them? Hlldreth. had .known what hand had struck him down. And even . on the frontier of death, bis first thought was to bide bis evidence where Cranston could not find It when he searched tbe body, but where later it might be ound by tbe detectives that were sure to come. It was tbe old creed of a Hfe for a life. He wanted his evidence to be preserved not that right should be wronged, but so that Cranston would be prosecuted and convicted and made to suffer. ' His hatred of Cranston that bad made him turn state's evidence In the first place bad been carried with him down Into death. As Dan stood wondering, he thought .he beard a twig crack on the trail be Jalnd him, and be wondered what for est creature was still lingering on the ridges at tbe eve of tbe snows. The snow began to fall In earnest at midnight great, white flakes that al most in an instant covered the leaves. It was the real beginning of winter, and all living creatures knew It. The wolf pack sang to it from the ridge a wild and plaintive song that made Bert Cranston, sleeping in a lean-to on the Umpqua side "of the Divide, wear and mutter in his sleep. But be didn't really waken until Jim Glbbs, one of bis gang, returned from his secret mission. . They wasted no words. Bert flung aside the blankets, lighted a candle and placed It out of the reach of the night wind. His face looked swarthy and deep-lined In its light. "Well?" he demanded. "What did you find?" "NothinY Jim Oibbs answered gut turally. "If yon ask me what I found out, I might have somethln' to an swer." "Then " and Bert, after the man ner of bis kind, breathed an oath "What did you find out?" - His tone, except for an added note of savagery, remained-the same. Yet bis heart was thumping a great deal louder than be liked to have It. Realis ing that tbe snows were at hand, he bad sent Glbbs for a last search of the body, to find and recover tbe evi dence that Hlldreth bad against him fend which had not been revealed el thea on Hlldretb's person or in bis cabin. He bad become Increasingly appre hensive about those letters he had rwrttten Hlldreth, and certain other 'documents that bad been In his pos session. He didn't understand why Ibey badut turned up. And now the snowi had started, and Jim Glbbs bad returned empty-banded, but evidently not empty-minded. "I've found that the body's been un covered and men are already search In' for clues. And moreover I think they've found them." He paused, weighing the effect of bis words. His eyes glittered with cunning. Bat that be was, he was wondering whether the time bad arrived to leave the ship. He had no intention of continuing to give bis services to a man with a rope noose closing about him. And Crans ton, knowing this fact, hated him aa be bated the buzzard that would claim him In the end, and tried to hide bis apprehension. "Go on. Blat It out," Cranston or dered. "Or else go away and let me sleep." It was a bluff; but It worked. If Glbbs had gone without speaking, Cranston would have known no sleep that night. But the man became more fawning. "I'm tellin' you, fast as I can," he went on, almost whining. "I went to the cabin, just as you said. But I didn't get a chance to search it "Why not?" Cranston thundered. His voice re-echoed among the snow wet pines. "I'll tell you why I Because some one else evidently a cop was al ready searchin it. Both of us know there's nothln' there, anyway. We've gone over It too many times. After a while he went away but I didn't turn back yet. That wouldn't be Jim Glbbs. I shadowed him, Just as you'd want me to. And he went straight back to the body." "Tear' Cranston had hard work curbing his Impatience. Again Glbbs' eyes were full of ominous specula tions. "Ha stopped at the body, and It was plain he'd been there before. He went crawling through the thickets, lookin' for clues. He done what yon and me never thought to do lookin' all the way between the trail and the body. He'd already found the brass shell you told me to get. At least. It wasn't there when I looked, after he'd gone. Tou should've thought of It before. But he found somethln' else a whole lot more Important a roll of papers that Hlldreth had chucked Into an old pine stump when he was dyln. It was your fault, Cranston, for not gettln' them that night. This detective stood and read 'em on the trail. And you know Just aa well aa I do what they were." T n you, I went back the next morning, as soon as I could see. And the mountain lion had already been there. I went back lots of times since. And that shell ain't nothing but all the time I supposed I put It In my pocket. Tou know how it Is a fellow throws his empty shell out by habit." Glbbs eyes grew more Intent. What was this thing? Cranston's tone, in stead of commanding, was almost pleading. But the leader caught him self at once. "I don't see why I need to explain any of that to you. What I want to know is this: why you didn't shoot and get those papers away from him?" For an instant their eyes battled. But Gibbs had never the strength of his leader. If he had. It would- have been asserted long since. He sucked in his breath, and his gaze fell away. It rested on Cranston's rifle, that In some manner had been pulled up across bis knees. And at once he was cowed. He was never so fast with a gun as Cranston. "Blood on my bands, eh same as on yours?' he mumbled, looking down. "What do you think I want, a rope around my neck? These hills are big, but the arm of the law has reached up before, and It might again. Tou might as well know first as last I'm not goln' to do any klllin's to cover up your murders." "That comes of not going myself. Tou fool if he gets that evidence down to the courts you're broken the same as me." "But I wouldn't get more'n a year or so, at most and that's a heap dif ferent from the gallows. I did aim at him " "But you just lacked the guts to pull the trigger!" "I did, and I ain't ashamed of it. But besides the snows are here now, and he won't be able to even get word to the valleys for six months. If you want him killed so bad. do It your self." This was a thought Indeed. On the other hand, another murder might not be necessary. Months would pass be fore the road would be opened, and In the meantime Cranston would have a thousand chances to steal back the accusing letters. He didn't believe for an instant that the man Gibbs had seen was a detective. He had kept too close watch over the roads for that. "A tall chap. In outing clothes dark-haired and clean-shaven?" "Tear. "Wears a tan hat?" "That's the man." "I know him and X wish you'd punctured him. That's Falling the tenderfoot that's been staying at He's a lunger. Copyright. 1920, by Little. Brown Co. "He didn't look like no lunger to me" "But no matter about that It's just as I thought. And ni get 'em back mark my little words. In the meantime tbe best thing te do was to move at once to his winter trapping grounds a certain neglectedj region on the lower levels of tbe North Fork. If at any time within the next few weeks, Dan should attempt to carry word down to the settlements, he would be certain to pass within view of his camp. But be knew that the chance of Dan starting upon any such journey before the snow had melted was not one In a thousand. To be caught In tbe Divide In the winter means to be snowed in as completely as tire Innults of upper Greenland. No word could pass except by man on snowshoes. Tet If the chance did come. If tbe house should be left unguarded, It might pay Cranston to make an Im mediate -search. Dan would have no reason for supposing that Cranston suspected his possession of the let ters; he would not be particularly watchful, and would probably pigeon hole them until spring In Lennox's desk. And the truth was that Cranston had reasoned out the situation almost perfectly. When Dan awakened m the morning, and the snow lay already .a foot deep over the wilderness world, he knew that he would nave no chance to act upon the Cranston case until the snows melted In the spring. So he pushed all thought of It out of his mind and turned his attention to more pleasant subjects. It was true that he read the documents over twice -aa h lay in bed. Then he tied them Into a neat packet and put them away where they would be quickly available. Then he thrust his head out of the window and let the great snowflakes sift down upon his face. It was winter at last, the season that he loved. He didn't stir from the house that first day of the storm. Snowbird and be found plenty of pleasant things to do and talk about before tbe roaring fire that he built In the grate. He was glad of the great pile of wood that lay outside the door. It meant life It self, In this season. Then Snowbird led him to the windows, and they watched the white drifts pile up over the low underbrush. When finally the snowstorm ceased, five days later, the whole face of the wilderness was changed. The back brush was mostly covered, the fences were out of sight; the forest seemed a clear, clean sweep of white, broken only by an occasional tall thicket and by the great, snow-covered trees. When the clouds blew away, and the air grew clear, the temperature began to fall. Dan had no way of knowing how low It went. Thermome ters were not considered essential at the Lennox home. But when his eye lids congealed with the frost, and hla (Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) In response to many requests for In formation to be used In starting better sires movements in various localities, the bureau of animal industry. United States Department of Agriculture, has prepared a list of available publica tions and other material In the depart ment. It has also furnished data use ful to persons Interested in legisla tion for restricting the use of mongrel sires. Except when the open range is In volved, however, "or there Is need to control inferior sires from running .at large, specialists of the bureau prefer a continuance of educational work to legislation. They place emphasis on die fact that the work, although In- HOME OJT THt COLE ALWAYS THE BEST IB USED CARS. Writs Un tar Complete Information. ay ky Mill. 1223 M6ADWAT A Purebred Sire. voiving certain records and blanks. Is strictly educational. To aid in con ducting educational campaigns, the department has issued a number of circulars, posters and newspaper arti cles, as well as much mimeographed material. A booklet entitled "Better Sires Better Stock," explaining the movement, can be obtained by address ing the United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. Other material on this subject is: Yearbook Separate 816, Harnessing Heredity to Improve the Nation's Live Stock. Department Bulletin 905, Principles of Live Stock Breeding (semlscien tiflc). Price, 15 cents. Farmers' Bulletin 1167. Essentials of Animal Breeding. Enrollment Blank for Better Sires Better Stock Crusade (on which live stock owners agree to use good pure bred sires). Specific Facts and Figures on Bene fits Following Use of Better Sires. County Live Stock Survey Blank. Poster, Which Way Is Your Live Stock Going? Poster, Purebred Sires and Herd 1 mprovement. Several sets of 72 lantern slides each have also been prepared by the department and a motion picture is now in the making. That good roads cut the cost ot gasoline more than 50 per cent Is stated by "Freight Transporation Di gest." A loaded two-ton truck was used in a test and in running 100 miles on an earth road consumed 17.3 gallons of gasoline, making an aver age of 5.7S miles a gallon. The cost figured at 25 cents a gallon was $4.33. The same truck was used on a con crete road and traveled the same dis tance on 8.49 gallons of gasoline, mak ing 11.78 miles per gallon. Tbe cost in this case, figured on the same basis, was $2.12. The net savings in cost of gasoline on the improved high way was therefore 52.21, or more than 100 per cent. Statisticians could step In here and conjure a colossal sum to represent the savings in gasoline cost if all the highways of the United States were paved, remarks the Columbus (O.) Dispatch. They could, for Instance, assume that all of the one-half million motortrucks in the country were two ton trucks, and on this basis figure out a saving in gasoline costs equal to a couple of Liberty loan issues. This enormous reduction in gasoline costs, coupled with the ability to handle loads with less tractional ef fort, has become one of the strongest arguments for good roads. The two tests cited in this instance show con clusively that poor roads are expen sive to the farmer and merchant alike. The farmer who hauls with a motor truck Is getting only one-eighth of the profit he could get and the merchant and inter-city freight truck operator are paying out twice what they should for gasoline and are getting only one eighth of the profit they could get. SHOES REPAIRED " Is V. S. at Dearer prieer. Unrettaf after " retsrard ear expense. EASTERN SMSE REPAIR FAC TS T. YELLOW FRRNT. 1553 CHAMPA STREET. VfX A VC ARB KODAK FlSISWiSa. Tks "-v.aur-..i.i Raster Psata Hstxisn F.f ? KODAK COMPANY. Sixteenth Street. Denver. Colorado. 1 fx.S Pre-W.r Prices) eai Cse Rend (1.00 for 3 -pound sssvls. seefr- paid. THE SPRAV CRFFEE SPICE. C.. 2 lit sad Market 8U.. Deseer, Ma MARCEL WAVINO We lead in this a all other lines. fharlpn Ha.ii- A Hautr Shop. 410 16th St.. Denver. Colo. KI.OWKIIS POIC ALL OCCASION!. Park Floral Co.. 1643 Broadway. 11 E A TJX V PARLOUS. Hair Goods by mail. Millicent Hart Co.. 721 15th St. ROHM-ALLES JKWEI.I1Y CO. Dia monds, watches, silverware. Out town orders careful attention Est. 1873. THE NEW YORK PLEATING CO. For beet pleating, bemstitcbinc. entered but tens sad ABt ton sola. Write for estaloc. 1523 Stent. Dearer. Cole. R0V V0UR GROCERIES AT WHOLESALE PRICES. Steekarevera- Wkeletals Sap ply Ce.. 1523 Nineteenth Bt- Suspends Insurance Certificate. Cheyenne, Wyo. State Insurance Commissioner Don M. Forsyth an nounced the revocation of the certifi cate of authority of the National Life Insurance Company of Vermont to do business in Wyoming, for the reason that it had refused to pay the state tax for dividends paid to policy-holders on reduction of premiums. The National has been carrying on Its bus iness In this state since 1896 and has one of the largest followlngs of any of the big eastern concerns. Its officers Indicated today they would carry the matter into the courts. GOOD GUIDE FOR TRAVELERS Arrows on Signs Mark Detours on Iowa's Highways and Point Out Proper Direction. All detours around roads closed tc traffic In Iowa are carefully marked for the guidance and protection of travelers. Signs are erected at inter vals so that the proper direction can be taken with the slightest deviation from the regular route. The signs, as furnished by the state to the counties j at cost, have a yellow arrow printed against a black ground, with the word "detour'.' above , and below the arrow. Holdup Was Joke. Williston, N. D. Six cowboys, wear ing chaps, spurs and firing .45-caliber revolvers, "held up" " sixty motorists who are making a tour of the Roose velt National highway from Dulutb to Glacier park, near here. John Heffer man, 63-year-old cowboy, led tbe group. Tbe cowboys then passed the bat and told trembling men and women that It was all a joke and returned tbe 91.76 they collected from their first victim. Auto Guided by Radio. Dayton, Ohio. Dayton traffic po licemen rubbed their- eyes when a miniature automobile sailed past all semaphores. There wasn't a soul in it. It was a driverless radio automo bile from McCook field, controlled by a radio in a car 100 feet behind it The. automobile itself contained ne wireless and Is said to be the first of Its kind publicly exhibited by the radio air service. MILK HELPS YOUNG ANIMALS Skim Milk and Other Creamery By products Are Useful Feeds for Pigs and Calves. While whole milk is nature's bal anced food and is valuable for young animals, skim milk and other creamery by-products, such as buttermilk and whey, are also useful feeds, say spe cialists of the United States Depart ment of Agriculture. Skim milk is fed to young pigs in the proportion of about three pounds to one of concen trates, such as cornmeal or shorts. Buttermilk, which has not been di luted too much with water, has nearly the same feeding value as skim milk. It is a better food for swine than for calces because It Is apt to cause di gestive disturbances when fed to the latter, unless considerable care Is used. Whey Is used almost exclusive ly in feeding swine. It is about two thirds as valuable as skim milk as a food. Accordingly from ten to twelve pounds of whey are equivalent to one pound of grain. Sweet skim milk, when supplemented with other feed such as corn meal or wheat shorts, is very good for young calves. If beef calves are to be fed skim milk, they should be fed in practically the same manner as dairy calves. The blank sign furnished to the coun ties is shown In the upper corner, I and as used, ln the lower. The larger Illustration shows how the signs are disposed to guide traffic around a closed road. When the sign has been placed with the arrow pointing In the proper di rection, the "detour" below is deleted with black paint. The name of the place the arrow is pointing to, and other information, is stenciled inside the arrow. Popular Mechanics Magazine. Man Falls Between Walls. San Francisco, Calif. Benjamin Koen stepped out of a third story apartment house window while asleep bere and it took the San Francisco fire department half an hour to extri cate him from between two walls where he was tightly wedged by the force of his plunge. At- the emer gency hospital, it was said, Koen's in juries might prove fatol. Reindeer Increasing. Seattle, Wash. Alaska's reindeer herds will in ten years double those of Norway, Sweden and Finland com bined, according to Carl J. Lomen of Nome, Alaska, pioneer In the reindeer Industry in the territory, who has re turned from Washington, D. (X, on his way north, after seeking an increase in the annual appropriation for the bio logical survey of Alaska. MATHEMATICS OF BAD ROADS "You Just Lacked the Outs to Pull the Trigger." mittens froze to the logs of firewood that be carried through the door, and the pine trees exploded and cracked in tbe darkness, he. was correct in his belief that It was very, very cold. But be loved the cold, and the si lence and austerity that went with It. The wilderness claimed blm as never before. Tbe rugged breed that were his ancestors bad struggled through such seasons as this and passed a love of them down through the years to him. (TO BB CONTINUED.) HIGHER PRICES FOR HORSES Wedding Rings Use Much Gold. More than 7,000 pounds of purs gold, says an authority, are required each year to supply tie wedding rings for brides. Farmers Are Advised to Breed More Heavy Draft Animals Wanted for City Hauling. Heavy draft horses are in greater demand and commanding higher prices than at any time In the last 20- years, according to the proprietor of a Bos ton trucking concern which maintains 10O horses ami 28 auto trucks. In a letter received at University farm he says : or the short haul tne norse has no competitor. We buy at any time and have paid as high as $600 each, but are not ' getting as good horses as we would like to use. We believe-the -peak stage of motortruck sales and use has been reached. Farmers should be encouraged to breed better horses." Farmer Solves Problem of Hours Lost in Making Trip Over Road That s Is Deep in Mud. If it takes a farmer, making a trip through the mud one hour and a half longer than when the roads are firm. how many hours are lost in a year if 1,000 farmers make an average of 12 trips a month? What would be the monetary loss If each 1 hours lost be estimated at 75 cents per hour for each man and his team? This "two- in-one" proposition gave our' old cat considerable trouble, but he finally worked It out thus : One farmer mul tiplied by 1 hoqrs multiplied by 12 trips, multiplied by 1,000 farmers, multiplied by 12 months equals 216, OOO hours lost ; going a step further, and multiplying 216,000 by. 75 cents, you have $162,000 per annum lost to the farmers. Our old cat is now pon dering how many road bonds this annual loss would float at 5 per cent Interest. Union Times. Seeks Change in Policy. New York. Formation of the Loyal Labor Legion of New York City, de signed "to entirely change tbe tradi tional concept of the American Feder ation of Labor's atitude toward em ployers, the general public and the or ganized wage earners," was announced by F. P. A. Vacaralli, former vice pres ident of the International Longshore men's Association and new head of tbe legion. He said that the constitution alopted included the following points: "The right of men and women to work regardless of membership or non-membership in trade unions. The settling of difficulties between employers and wage earners without Intervention by persons not personally affected or by direct parties to the matters in controversy." Mexicans Want Protection. Oklahoma City, Okla. Mexicans at Bartlesvllle, Okla., have appealed for protection, following the posting on their homes of anonymous notices or dering them to leave town within twenty-four hours or their homes would be burned, Jose Montemayor, Mexican consul here, announced. Points of Interest Marked. Practically every point of interest within a radius of 75 miles from Phila delphia is distinotly marked on more than 800 miles of important highways. Detroit Best Regulated. Detroit has the reputation of being one of the best regulated traffic cen ters in the country. Pays Good Dividends. A good - home fruit and vegetable garden is paying good dividends on time and labor invested these days. Denies Stay for Dogs. Chicago. Nobody really needs a dog. Judge D. M. Brothers ruled in de nying a stay of execution for two dogs belonging to Mrs. Margaret Christian, 60, who pleaded that she needed the animals for her protection. The two dogs were convicted before a Justice of the peace of being a public nuisance and were condemned to be killed. Mrs. Christian had appealed to the Circuit Court for a writ of Injunction to pre vent the carrying out of tbe sentence.