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:iy POOL OL Kansas Banks May be Asked to Contribute Fund to Pur chase Wheat. WOULD FORM A CORPORATION Topeka Banker Makes Suggestion and Asserts Method Would Raise at Least $500,000. The Red Cross war relief commit tee, headed by D. W. Mulvane, has offered its services in behalf of a campaign to raise among Topeka busi ness men an amount, possibly as much as $100,000, as a part of the state seed . wheat fund. J. R. Burrow, president of the Central National bank, at a meeting of the seed wheat committee of the state council of defense, and the directors of the Chamber of Com merce, proposed a change in the plans whereby $500,000 may be raised by the state and national banks of Kan sas pooling 1 per cent of capital, sur plus and undivided profits. He sug gested that the committee be incor porated and the banks be induced to invest in the fund. The total money represented by banks in Kansas is about $50,000,000, according to Mr. Burrow. "The effort, as I understand it, is to ; get the wheat growers to increase i n .. . - ttuon mjicagt; greatly, up lo iu,vuu,uvu acre3 or more," said Mr. Burrow. "We want to help those who do not feel able to take all the risk in the pur chase of seed wheat at the present high price by loaning them the neces sary money. I believe the banks of Kansas will be willing to pool 1 per cent of their capital and surplus to be used for this purpose, which amounts to about $500,000. Mr. Burrow's suggestion was being considered at the governor's office by the members of the state council of defense late the other afternoon. Some plan will be devised within a day or two, it is thought, that will en able the seed wheat committee to se cure funds immediately with which to purchase the seed necessary for the abnormal acreage. It is estimated that about $750,000 will be required. Hutchinson is now engaged in raising $100,000 for this purpose. -X Use New Pontoon Bridge. A total of 1,250 motor cars crossed the pon toon bridge across the Republican river between Fort Riley and Junction City the first twenty-four hours after its completion, according to guards who kept track of the number-of ma chines. -k Aged Druggist Dead. A. W. Stevens, aa Atchison druggist since 1880, died there recently. He. was the first trav eling salesman for the old McPike & Fox Drug Company, formerly of Atchi son, now. the McFike Drug Company of Kansas City. -fc Wheat Yields Well. William Chris tian, who farms north of Atchison, has just threshed fourteen acres of wheat which. yielded forty bushels an acre, the record yield reported in that coun ty. Another field of twenty acres made thirty bushels an acre. -K A Big Grain Yield. J. J. Speck, a farmer near Nortonville, threshed more than five thousand bushels of oats and three thousand bushels of wheat last week. He had one field of thirty-seven acres which averaged eighty-tkree busels of oats to the acre. Another Pioneer Dead. Robert L. Marshall, 78 years old, a pioneer Cow ley county farmer, is dead at Arkansas City. He was a Civil War veteran, Standard Oil Cuts a Melon. The Standard Oil Company of Kansas has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $2 per share, payable September 15 to stockholders of record August 31. Helvering to Train. Guy T. Helver Ing, representative in Congress of the Fifth Kansas District, was one of the successful applicants from this ' state for the second reserve officers' train ing camp. Pioneer Woman Dead. Mrs. Oliver Davis, a pioneer of Nortonville, is dead after a long illness. She was born in Wisconsin in 1844 and was married there, coming to Kansas with lier husband forty-five years ago. Twelve Injured in Wreck. Twelve persons were injured, none severely, when two Manhattan city and interur tan railway cars collided a mile west .of Manhattan late the other night. Superintendent Quits. Professor C. M. Ware has resigned as superinten dent of the Wellington city schools af ter three years of service on account 4t the ill-health of his wife. - - Killed by Motor Car. Robert Armor, 67 years ofd. was killed at Augusta when a motor car driven by A. L Snodgrass ran over him. Armor stepped in front of the car and Snod- crass, who was not accustomed to the car, put his foot on the accelerator in stead of the brake. Registrant Missing. mree men registered in Salina for military ser vice have disappeared and cannot be located. It develops they gave ficti tious addresses. All come in the first -call for examination. -fc - Old Settler Dies. Mrs. Mary WeiB. "fcorn in Germany eighty-seven years Ago, who came to this country in 1857, is dead at her farm home in Saline county. Five children, twenty grand children and six great-grandchildren survive. She was one of the oldest settlers in Central Kansas. - Tornado at .Cimarron. Telephone and telegraph wires were blown down and damage was done to farm prop erty by a tornado which struck Cim arron, Gray county, about twenty miles TV63t of Dodge City the other night. FIRE BUGS AT FORT RILEY Guard at Camp Funston Succeeds in Blocking an Attempt to Burn An Army Barrack. What apparently was an attempt to set fire to the frame buildings at Camp Funston that are to house the national army was frustrated late he other night by one of the: guards. Several shots were fired in the,darkies3, but the man escaped. About 2 o'clock in the morning one of the guards saw a light flare up near the corner of one of the buildings. He called out to the man to halt. Instead, the light was extinguished and the man fled. The guard fired five shot3 after the fleeing figure, but evidently miss ed him. The guard chased the man several hundred yards through the maze of lumber and around buildings and lost him. A few minutes later he saw a man gallop away on a horse and fijed again, but missed. An Investigation ofythe place where the light was discovered disclosed a small pile of waste soaked with oil. It was lying directly under the corner of one of the barracks on the north end of the reservation. Near it was a partly burned match. No other evidence was found and no one was able to give a description. Everything possible is being done to guard the cantonment against intru ders and any person who might intend to do harm. The grounds are lighted with big carbide lights stationed at in tervals all over the place. About the only dark places are in the shadow of the buildings and huge piles of mate rial. Soldiers from the Third Regi ment are on duty day and night patrol Ing the reservation -from end to end and it is very difficult for a stranger to pass through without being questioned. COLLEGE GETS A NOVEL GIFT Institution at Highland Will Use a Sleeping Car as a Dormitory for Students. A Pullman sleeping car will be used at Highland next year to supplement the dormitory of Highland College. It is a 10-section observation car, accom modating forty persons, if two sleep in each bed, and has a reading room and a vestibule. Dealing as they do with students working their way through college, the trustees "of the institution were hard pressed this spring when it was an nounced an addition to the dormitory would be needed next year to accom modate the increasing enrollment. The college had just finished raising a $50, 000 endowment fund and more money for building a dormitory could not be had. Then President W. Gilbert James learned the Pullman Company had pre sented a Pullman car to a "self-help" college in the East and he made ap plication for a sleeping car for High land. The request was granted and the car has been started on its way there. A wrecking car crew will be sent to move the car to the college campus. The car is old, of course, but it prom ises to fill adequately the need for which it Is intended. It will be placed on a solid foundation and will become a permanent part of the school's equip ment. - - Cloudburst Near Salina. A cloud burst occurred in the neighborhood of Falun, twelve miles southwest of Sa lina, recently, and seven inches of rain fell. Missouri Pacific tracks were washed out "for more than fifty feet. Lightning burned a number of wheat stacks and several farmers houses were said to be surrounded by water. - Struck by Lightning. Charles Sny der, , a wealthy farmer living near Pratt, was struck by lightning recent ly. Although his clothing was torn from his body and his flesh badly burned, physicians say that he will recover. Judge Was Commissioned. Judge J. W. Finler of the Wilson-Neodesha district court was one of the officers training camp students who received a commission. Judge Finley was named a captain of infantry. He will resign from the bench. Kansans Mustered In. Company H, Kansas National Guard, was muster ed Into the federal service at Win field recently by United States offi cers. The ceremonies were witnessed by only a few of the relatives and friends of the soldiers. Brothers Ready for War. The first to report in Republic county under the draft call for examination were Peter and Otto Jorgensen, sons of a farmer who lives near Kackley. Both passed the examination and neither claimed exemption. Guard Officer Missing. Joseph A. Ramsdell, a young attorney at Wich ita, a lieutenant in one of the compa nies of the Wichita national guard, has been missing since June 1, and rela tives have asked the authorities to find him. . Girl Killed in Runaway. Hazel Mod delmog. 12 years old, was dragged un der a sled and killed when the team hitched to the sled ran away in Em poria. She was the daughter of Mr. pnd Mrs. A. F. Moddelmog, who re cently moved to Lyon county from New Mexico. -k -k - Brother of a General Dead. Seth D. Bartlett. 50 years old, brother of Brig. Gen. George P. Bartlett of the United States army, died suddenly recently at his home near Iola. Heart disease is supposed to have caused, death. - - ' Adieu to Its Trops. Three -iundred Brown county soldiers were entertain ed at Hiawatha at a big community reception , patriotic program and dance, attended by five thousand peo ple. The entertainment was given by the local Red Cross chapter as a fare well to the soldier boys. -fc -k -k Hotel Contract Awarded. The Sel den Breck Company of St. Louis has been awarded the contract for build ing the new 10-story Lassen Hotel Building in Wichita at a cost of $6$0, C00. Work wil begin at once.. t CHAPTER XX Continued. "No, no ! He made a gesture of de nial. "How ridiculous ! I merely keep you from certain destruction. You can not go by train, because the railroad has suspended public service, nor can you ride or drive. I ten you, senora, the people are aroused. For the mo ment you must accept my protection, whether you wish to or not. Tomor row" Longorlo smiled warmly, mean ingly "perhaps you will not be in such haste to refuse It, or to leave La Feria. Wait until you understand me better. Then But enough of this. You are unstrung, you wish to be alone with your thoughts, and what I have to say can wait for a few hours. In the mean time, may I beg the hospitality of your ranch for myself and my men?" Alaire acquiesced mechanically. Lon gorio saluted her fingers in his cus tomary manner, and then, with a look eloquent of things unsaid, he went out to see to the comfort of his command. Alaire sank into the nearest chair, her nerves quivering, her mind In a tur moil. This Mexican was detestable, and he was far from being the mere maker of audaciously gallant speeches, the poetically fervent wooer of every pretty woman, she had blindly sup posed him. His was no sham ardor; the man was hotly, horribly in earnest. There had been a glint of madness in his eyes. And he actually seemed to think that she shared his infatuation. It was intolerable. Yet Longorlo, she was sure, had an abundance of discre tion; he would not dare to offer her violence. He had pride, too ; and in his way he was something of a gen tleman. So far, she had avoided giv ing him offense. But If once she made plain to him how utterly loathsome to her was his pursuit, she was sure that he would cease to annoy her. Alaire was self-confident, strong-willed; she took courage. Her thoughts turned from her fears to the amazing reality of her widow hood. Even yet she could not wholly credit the fact that Ed's wasted life had come to an end and that she was free' to make the most of her own. Alaire remembered her husband now with more tenderness, more charity, than she would have believed possible, and it seemed to her pitiful that one so blessed with opportunity should have worked such havoc with himself and with those near to him. Doubtless it was all a part of some providential scheme, too blind for her to solve. Perhaps, Indeed, his own trials had been designed to the end that her greater, truer love, when It did come, would find her ripe, respon sive, ready. As for this Mexican gen eral, she would put him in his place. Alaire was still walking the floor of her chamber when Dolores entered, at dusk, to say that supper was ready and that General Longorio was wait ing. "Ask him to excuse me," she told her servant. But Longorio himself spoke from the next room, saying: "Senora, I beg of you to honor me. I have much of im portance to say, and time presses. Con trol your grief and give me the pleas ure of your company." After an Instant's consideration, Alaire yielded. It was best to have the matter over with, once for alL CHAPTER XXI. The Doors of Paradise. Alaire began the mockery of playing hostess with extreme distaste, and as the meal progressed she experienced a growing uneasiness. Longorio's bear ing had changed since his arrival. He was still extravagantly courteous, beautifully attentive; he maintained a flow of conversation that relieved her of any effort, and yet he displayed a repressed excitement that was disturb ing. In his eyes there was, a gloating look of possession hard to endure. De spite her icy formality, he appeared to be holding himself within the bounds of propriety only by an effort of the will, and she was not surprised when, at the conclusion of the meal, he cast restraint aside. She did not let him go far with his wooing before warning him : "I won't listen to you. You are a man of taste ; you must realize how offensive this is." "Let us not deceive each other," he Insisted. "We are alone. Let us be honest. Do not ask me to put faith In your grief. I find my excuse in the extraordinary nature of this situation." "Nothing can excuse indelicacy," she answered, evenly. "You transgress the commonest rules of decency." But he was Impatient. "What sen timent! You did not love your hus band. You were for years his pris oner. Through the bars of your prison I saw and loved you. Dios 1 The first sight of your face altered the current of my life. I saw heaven in your eyes, and I have dreamed of nothing else ever since. Well, Providence opened the doors and set you free; God gave heed to my prayers and delivered you to me. Now you pretend to grieve at your deliverance; you ask me to re spect the memory of your Jailer I De cency? Delicacy? What are they ex cept artificialities, which vanish in times of stress? Alexander the Great, Caesar, Napoleon, Porfirio Diaz they were strong, purposeful men; they lived as I live. Senora, you dally with love.", Alaire's face was white with anger as she replied: "You cause me to for get that you are my guest. Are you the man I considered you or the man you are reported to be?" "Eh?" , "Are you the gentleman, the friend, you pretended to be, or the vandal whom no woman can trust? You treat me as if you were my Jailer. What do you mean? What kind of man are you to take advantage of my bereave ment?" - . j F THE Copyrisfct fcr Harpa A Brotiwra After a moment's consideration, Lon gorlo began haltingly: "I don't. know what kind of a man "I am, for you have changed me so. There was a time I I have done things I have scorned all restraint, all laws except those of my desires, and so, perhaps, I am a vandal. Make sure of this, however I shall not injure you. Mexico is no more sacred to me than you, my heart's treasure. You accuse me of indelicacy because I lack the strength to smother my admiration. I adore you; my be ing dissolves, my veins are afire with longing for you; I am mad with the knowledge that you are mine. Mad? Caramba ! I am Insane ; my mind tot ters; I grope my way like a man blinded by a dazzling light; I suffer agonies. But see! I refuse to touch you. I am a giant in my restraint. The strength of heroes is mine, and I strangle my impulses as they are born, although the effort kills me. Se nora, I await the moment of your vol untary surrender. I wait for you." He extended his arms, and Alaire saw that his olive features were distorted with emotion; that his hands, his whole thin, high-strung body were shaking uncontrollably. She could summon no coherent words. "You believed I was a hawk and would seize you, eh 7" he queried. "Is that why you continue to shrink? WelL let me tell you something, if my tongue will frame the thoughts In my mind. My passion Is so deep and so sacred that I would not be content with less than all of you. I must have you all, and so I wait, trembling. I say this so badly that I doubt If you under stand. Listen, then: to possess you by force would be well, as if i sacked a cathedral of its golden images and expected to gain heaven by clutching the cross in my arms. Senora, in you I see the priceless .lewel of my love, which I shall wear to dazzle the world, and without which I shall de stroy myself. Now let me tell you what I can offer you, what setting I can build for this treasure. Marriage with Luis Longorlo Alaire could not control a start. As if quickened by his Intensity, the man read her thought. "You did not imagine that I offered you anything lessr "What was I to think? Your-reputation "Blood of my heart!" breathed the general. "So ! That is what you meant a moment ago. That is why you re fuse my embraces. No, no! Other women have feared me, and I have laughed In their hair as they tore at my arms, but you you will be my wife, and all Mexico shall bow at your feet," He checked her denial with a gesture. "Walt until I tell you the vision I have seen during these days of despair. I see Mexico made whole by my hand3; a land of peace and plenty; a people with one name upon their lips the name of Longorio the Deliverer; and you as the first lady of them all. You know me for a man of tremendous ability in every line. Well, I know myself, too. I have meas ured myself carefully, and I have no weakness. There Is no other like me. Pancho Gomez? Bah! He 13 a red handed bandit of no culture. Can delerta, his chief? The Idol of the Ig norant and a dreamer of no force. Potosl? He Is president today, but what of tomorrow? Those who sur round him are weaklings, and he stumbles toward oblivion." Who will succeed him? Who will Issue from the coming struggle as the dominant figure of Mexico? Who but that mili tary genius who checks the Yankee hordes and saves the fatherland? I am he. Fate points the path of glory and I am her man of destiny. You see, then, what I bring you power, position, riches. Riches? Caramba I "What Kind of Man Are You to Take Advantage of My BereavementF Walt until my hands are -in the treas ury. I will load you with gold and Jewels, and I will make you the rich est woman In the world. Senora, I offer you dominion. I- offer you the president's palace and Chapultepec And with all that, I offer, you such passionate love as no woman of history ever possessed." - He paused, spent by the force of his own Intensity ; it was plain that he ex pected an immediate surrender. Alaire's lips parted in -the faintest of mocking smiles. "You have great confidence in yourself." she said. "Yes. I know myself , as no one knows me." "Why do you tfr"fr I care for you?" Longorio's eye3 opened. His ex pression plainly showed that he could not imagine any woman In her senses failing to adore him. "Don't you take much for granted?" Alaire insisted, , SUMSET The Mexican shook his head. Then his face lightened. "Ah! Now I see. Your modesty forbids you to acknowl edge your love is that it? WelL I know that you admire me, for I can see It. All women admire me, and they all end by loving me." His chest arched Imperceptibly; with a slender finger he delicately smoothed his black eye brows. Alaire felt a wild Impulse to laugh, but was glad she had subdued It when he continued. "I am Impetuous, but impetuosity has made me what I am. I act, and then mold fate to suit my own ends. Opportunity has de livered to me my heart's desire, and I will not be cheated out of it. Among, the men I brought with nR? to La Feria is a priest. He is dirty, for I caught him as he was fleeing toward the border; but he is a priest, and he will marry us tonight." Alaire managed to gasp, "Surely you are not in earnest, "Indeed I am ! That is why I insist ed that you dine with me this evening. I cannot waste more time here, for necessity calls me away. You shall go as my wife." "Do you think I would remarry on the very day I find myself a widow?" "The world will never know." "You dare to say that!" Her tone was one of disgust, of finality. "I won der how I have listened to so much. It is horrible." "You are still a little hysterical, and you exaggerate. If I had more time, I could afford to wait." He ogled her with his luminous gaze. "I would let you play with me to your heart's con tent and exercise your power until you tired and were ready to surrender." Alaire raised her head proudly, her nostrils dilated, her eyes ablaze with hostility. "This is very humiliating, but you force me to tell you that I hate you." Longorlo was Incredulous rather than offended. He drew himself up to his full height and smiled, saying: "That Is impossible." Then, ignoring her impatience: "Come! You cannot deceive me. The priest Is waiting." When Alaire spoke next, it was with an expression and with a tone of such loathing that his yellow face paled. "Your conceit Is insufferable," she breathed. After a brief struggle with himself, the Mexican cried, hoarsely: "I will not be refused. You wish me to tame you. eh? Good! You have found your master. Make your choice, then. Which shall it be, surrender or com pulsion?" "So! - You have been lying, as I thought. Compulsion! Now the real Longorlo speaks." He flung up his hands as If to ward off her fury. "No! Have I not made myself clear? I shall embrace you only with the arms of a husband, for this Is not the passion of a moment, but of a lifetime, and I have myself to consider. The wife of Mexico's next president must be above reproach; there must be no scandal, no secrets hidden away for enemies to unearth. She must stand before the people as a perfect woman; she must lend pres tige to his name. When I speak of compulsion, then, I mean the right of a husband Alaire- uttered an exclamation of dis gust and turned away, but he Inter cepted her, saying: "You cannot hold me at bay. It Is destiny. You shall be mine tonight. Think a moment! We are alone in the heart of a country lacking in every law but mine. Your friends do not know where you are, and, even if they knew, they could not help you. Your nation's protest would avail nothing. Outside of these wall3 are enemies who will not let you leave this house except under the protec tion of my name. "Then I shall never leave it," she told him. For the first time Longorlo spoke roHghly: "I lose patience. In God's name have I not waited long enough? My strength is gone." Impulsively he half encircled her with his thin arms, but she seemed armored with ice, and he dropped them. She could hear him grind his teeth. "I dare not lay hand3 upon you," he chattered. "Angel of my dreams. I am faint with longing. To love you and yet to be denied; to feel myself aflame and yet to see' you cold; to be halted at the very doors of Paradise! What torture!" The fellow's self-control In the midst of his frenzy frightened Alaire more than did his wildest avowals; it was in something of a panic that she said: "One moment you tell me I am safe, the next you threaten me. You say 1 am free, and yet you coerce me. Prove your love. Let me go" "No ! No r I shall call the priest." Longorlo turned toward the door, but half-way across the floor he was halted by. a woman's shriek which is sued from somewhere inside'the house. It was repeated. There was an out burst in a masculine voice, then the patter of footsteps approaching down the tiled hallway. Dolores burst Into her mistress presence, her face blanched, her hair disordered. She flung herself into Alaire's arms, cry ing: "Senora! Save me! God's curse on the ruffian. Oh " "Dolores!" Alaire exclaimed. "What has happened?" Longorio demanded. Irritably: "Yes. Why are you yelling like this?" "A man See! One of those dirty peladors. Look where "he tore my dress ! I warned him, but he was like a tiger. Benito will kill him when he learns " "Calm yourself. Speak sensibly. Tell me what happened." "One of those miserable soldi era who came today pig!" Dolores was shaking, her voice was shrill. "He fol lowed me about like a cat, purring and grinning and saying the most horrible things. Just now. when I went to your room, he was waiting In the darkness. ana he seized me. My money ! "A soldier? One of my men?" Lon gorio was Incredulous. Alaire turned upon him with a blaz ing anger In her face. "Is this more of your protection?" she stormed. "I give you and your men the freedom of my ranch, and you insult me while tney rob my women. He Ignored her accusation, Inaulrinz of the elder woman, "Who was the fel low?" "How do I know," Dolores sobbed. "He Is a a thick, black fellow with a scar on his Up, like a snarl." "Felipe !" "Yes, Felipe! I believe they called him that." Longorio strode to the end of the living room, flung open the wooden snutters of a window, and. leaning far out, whistled sharply on his fingers. "Oiga! Tenlente! Ho. you fel lows !" he shouted. From the darkness a voice an swered; a man, evidently on guard, came Punning. "Call old Pancho," the general di rected. "Tell him to bring me black Felipe, the fellow with the torn lin. Quick I" "Yes, general," came the voice; then the metallic rattle of- spurs and ac coutrements as the sentry, trotted away. Dolores had completely broken down now, and Alaire was trying to comfort her. Their guest remained by the win dow, frowning. After a time there VAlfAT'Mi-. "Well, What Have You to Say for .Yourselfr sounded a murmur of voices, then a shuffling of feet In the hall; Alaire's friend, the old lieutenant, appeared In the doorway, saluting. Behind him were several others. "Here is Felipe," he announced. "Bring him In." A sullen, frowning man in soiled uni form was pushed forward, and Dolores hid her face against her mistress shoulder. "Is this the fellow?" Longorio in quired. Dolores nodded. "Well, whar have you to say for yourself?" The general transfixed his trooper with a stare; then, as the lat ter seemed bereft of his voice, "Why did you enter this house?" Felipe moistened his scarred lips. "That woman has rings of gold. She's not so -old, either, when you come to look at her." He grinned at his com rades, who had crowded In behind old Pancho. (TO BE CONTINUED.) CODE OF THE JUNIOR POLICE Organization of Young Boys in New York Is Given Instruction in Civic Duties and Good Conduct. The junior police of the city of New York 13 an organization for boys be tween the ages of eleven and fifteen, who are regularly trained, drilled end Instructed in athletic sports, civic du ties and good conduct under competent and responsible supervision. In the Century Henry Rood describes its origin. "It occurred first to a police captain of the East side Sweeney of the Fifteenth precinct. The commis sioner and several civilians got to gether with Sweeney, and the Idea was worked out. Today the Junior force Is well organized, with inspectors and captains and other young officers, and a growing membership that will reach 5,000 and over this spring. Uniforms are permitted, but are not insisted on; every Junior, however, is entitled to wear a special badge, which is never worn on the outside of coat or Jacket, excepting at drills ,or other gatherings. Duties of the junior police include the use of clean and decent language at all times, in all places. The code con tinues thus: "Never hitch' on wagons or street car 3 ; always cross the streets at the corners; do not build bonfires in the streets ; do not break windows or street lamp3. or deface buildings or sidewalks with chalk; do not smoke cigarettes or play 'craps' ; see that garbage cans are kept covered, that garbage and "ashes and waste paper are not mixed la cans; that cans are promptly removed from the sidewalk after being emptied ; that persons are requested to keep side walks and areawys in front of their buildings clean, and that they do not throw refuse la the street. Colonial Relics Unearthed. A chest containing - colonial relics was unearthed in Jewett City, Conn., by Louis Gill while digging on his land. In the chest were found records of the battle of Eunker Hill written by Jo seph Warren, part of an old book on gospel unity, two book' covers bearing dates of 1700 and 1730, a coin dated 1723. a pistol of the Revolutionary period, three pieces of Indian wampum and a pen-and-ink map of the plot on which the chest was buried. Wrong Again. , " One might think (but would be dead wrong If he did) that hams are cured by a veterinary surgeon. The only time two women are in perfect accord Is when they hate the same people. 8QLQ SHQTGUH FOR TEE! DOLLAR! And Filed on Western Canada Land. How Worth $50,000. Lawrence Bros, of Vera, Saskatche wan, are looked upon as being amongst the most progressive farmers in West ern Canada. They have had their "ups-and-downs. and know what It is to be in tight pinches. They perse vered, and are now in an excellent financial position. Their story is an Interesting one. Coming in from the states they traveled overland from Calgary across the Battle river, the Red Deer river, through the Eagle Hills and on to Battleford. On the way their horses were stolen, but this did not dishearten them. They had some money, with which they bought more horses, and some " provisions. When they reached Battleford they had only money enough to pay their ferriage over the Saskatchewan river, and this they had to borrow. It was in 1906 that they filed on homesteads, having to sell a shotgun for ten dol lars in order to get sufficient money to do so. Frank Lawrence says: "Since that time we have acquired altogether a section and a half of land, in addition to renting another three quarters of a section. If we had to sell out now we could probably realize about $50,000, and have made all this since we came here. We get crops in this district of from SO to S3 bushels of wheat to the acre and oats from 40 to 80 bushels to the acre. Stock here pays well. We have 1.700 sheep. 70 cattle and 60 horses, of whloh a number are registered Clydes." Similar successes might be given of the experiences of hundreds of farm ers throughout Western Canada, who have done comparatively as well. Why should they not dress well, live well, have comfortable homes, with all mod ern equipments, electric light, steam heat, pure ventilation, and automo biles. Speaking of automobiles It will be a revelation to the reader to learn, that during the first half of 1917. 16. 000 automobile licenses were Issued in Alberta, twice as many as In the whole of 1916. In Saskatchewan. 21.000 li censes were issued up to the first of May, 1917. In Its monthly bulletin for June the Canadian Bank of Commerce makes special reference to this phase and to the general prosperity of the West in the following: "Generally speaking the western farmer is, in many respects. In a much better position than hitherto to in crease his production. Two years of high prices for his products have en abled him, even with a normal crop, to liquidate a substantial proportion of his liabilities and at the same time to buy improved farm machinery. His prosperity is reflected in the demand for building materials motor cars and other equipment. It is no doubt true that some extravagance Is evi denced by the astonishing demand for motor cars, but it must be remembered that many of these cars will make for efficiency on the farm and economize both time and labor." Advertisement. Deafening Applause. "Hm," meditated, the manager. "So you claim to have every qualification of a first-class actor?" "Well," returned Jefferson Hamlet, "perhaps I ought to mention the fact that I am slightly deaf the result of so much applause, you know.". Only Temporarily. "The Comeups boast that they have a peerless daughter." "Well, she won't be peerless long, for she's begging her father now to buy her an earl or a duke." WW COULD HARDLY STAN! 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