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Ferguson Holds Special Election
ot Town Officials to Fill
O. Hulin Place, Near Gilman, Is Pup-
chased by the Tenant, W. A. Walk
up—T. T. Swift, Formerly of State
Center, Rises in Forestry Depart-
'A eudden change in the -weather
^""Imakes no difference to Marshall coun-
'•'{i?.,- „iy correspondents lor the T.-R., who
.^contribute another extensive and in
,'tere sting news budget this week. From
.^ji'erguson comes the news o£ a special
election, held for the purpose of nam
*hi jng town officials to fill vacancy. F.
*W. King was elected mayar, to suc
li feceed Dr. Grove Harris. The other
"officers are:
Treasurei —C. F. Bulfer.
Assessor—L. It. ldso.
I iMarshal—Charles "Wills.
The personnel ot the Ferguson town
council is now as follows: O. A. .tind
ers, C. W. "Wills, John Hoo-pengardner,
vC. R. Gaunt, Stephen Garrett, and J.
'Y. Gowdy.
News from State Center announces
4he intelligence -gained from a Gfa-
ham, Ariz., -paper, to the effect that
t. T. Swift, tformenly of that place,
and tills city, lias been made supervis
or or of the Graham National forest, a
government position. Mr. Swift has
been acting supervisor.
,/t a Gilman farm sold this week for
the flue price of $200 per acre, when
W. A. Walkup, tenant on the O. Hulin
place, bought the farm of thirty-three
.. acres.
North Stac announces the closing of
the school due to a smallpox scare.
The teacher, Miss Early, of conrad,
herself a victim of the disease, and
taught a day after the eruptions had
appeared, not knowing what ailed her.
other news of the county, of gen
(oral interest to not only oounty read
ers but to peop'e who have friends
in the smaller towns, also to those who
Slave ever lived in the county, fol
Charles Buxby, son of R. W. Bixby,
-,r :C- 'VY'
playing in the barn with several
•_ of the boys, fell and broke his arm.
News from the Graham Guardian, of
Safford, Ariz., gives the following' item,
•which will be of much interest to State
Center readers: "Acting supervisor of
|Mt. Graham National Forest Swift re
ceived a letter from Washington Tues
day announcing that he had been pro
moted to the position of forest super
:visor, with increased pay. Mr. Swift
Is a conscientious officer of the gov
ernment, ancl well deserves his promo
iMlss Kate Timmons of Marietta, is
visiting for a few days with her aunt,
fs:Mrs. Marsh Roberts.
S"' Mrs. L. H. Cheney left for home in
iStockvllle, Neb., after a two weeks'
visit with relatives.
S Mr. Fred Houeck, Jr., returned home
Monday after a two weeks' ^isit with
relatives at Hampton.
Miss Berenice Aves, daughter of Mr.
end Mrs. J. W. Aves, Is sick with
scarlet fever. The home was quaran
sSJtined Monday morning.
Floyd Bower left Tuesday morning
for RocWell to visit for a few days
with his brother, G. A. Bower.
iMrs. Rhotla Chamberlain and daiugh
ter, Mrs. D. McGowan, left Wednesday
morning for Lester, where Mrs. Cham
berlain will spend the winter with her
Mrs. Earl Roberts spent Sunday In
Ames with friends.
W. R. Dobbin arrived home yester
day from Bortrand, Neb., where 'he lias
been visiting his brother.
"V J. S. and Richard Green, of Arthur,
111., -with their families, have moved
-to State Center, and will make this
their .home foe the present.
iu. H. Schap&r has sold his residence,
504 South Seneca street, to A. H. Hllle
man. Possession is to be given about
-3March 1.
Jan. 23.—Charlie Sexton Is suffering
from a severe attack of Inflammatory
rheumatism. The old adage that mis
fortunes never come singly is seeming
iy verified,in his case.
Mrs. Rose Montgomery, who is visit
Ing relatives at Mason City, is quite ill
and Mrs. J. D. Crawford, her daughter,
•has gone there to care for her.
We glean from the Newton Record
Of January 16 that Rev. George R.
Chambers, former Congregational
church pastor here, has been appointed
,! rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal
church, and held his first service last
D. H. Berrler and wife, of Strykler,
arrived here Saturday evening for
a visit of Several weeks with their
daughter, Mrs. P. D. Gaunt, and hus
rt' I band.
-•f'nb As an instance of real estate val
^«es touching the high water mark,
we mention the sale of the thirty
acre tract .owned by O. Hulin, and
occupied by W. A. Walkup, to the lat
ter for $6,000, or $200 per acre.
J. P. Selman is just getting about
after a severe attack of inflammatory
J. L. Paul went to Des Moines Fri
day to attend the meeting of the
shippers of Iowa with the interstate
commerce commission.
W.-B. Strickland went to Des Moines
Friday morning on account of the
serious Illness of Miss Carrie Walker.
Agent R. R. Atkinson has been no
tified tluit March 4 salaries all along
the line will be reduced on account of
the new eight hour law, to take effect
that date.
C- -M. O'Brien returned from Oali
fornia a few days ago. leaving Mrs.
O'Brien to finish her visit and come
In the sipring. Charles began to yearn
J? for the bracing air and congenial com
gMtloBFhlp of Gilman and "so stood
1: }*ri
not on the order of his ioing, but
went at once."
Rev. George E. Chapman preached
at the Congregational church Sunday
evening and after the sermon met the
members of the church and its friends
in the chapel and frankly »taled the
circumstances which stood in the way
at the prfes#nt time of accepting the
unanimous call to the pastorale re
cently tendered him. A meeting of
the church is to be held this evening,
for the purpose of consultation and
further action in the matter.
Rollo Conger who was reported con
valescing from typhoid, has had a re
lapse and his brother Orville is now
Jan. 23.—Mr. Charles Poper, of Oil
man,'visited Tuesday at Pardon Head's.
Mr. and Mrs. John Leighter visited
Wednesday at Mr. John Snail's, near
Mr. R. A. McKibben and family vis
ited Sunday at Mr. James Beeson's.
near LaMoille.
There was a very small attendance
at the regular meeting of the North
Star Aid at Mrs. C. F. Shul-.z's, Thurs
Mr. and Mrs. John Leigluer and son
George visited Sunday at Mr. Dean
Stout's, north of Liscomb.
Mr. Isaac Bash, of Milwi-uUee. Wis.,
is visiting his nephew, Mr. Aaron
Coulter, and family.
Mr. H. W. Head returned to his
home at Gilman'Friday evening, after
a week's visit with his san. Pardon,
and family.
Mr. R. A. McKibben. wife, children
and brother Ed. visited Thursday
evening at Mr. Horace Rotencranz's.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Thomas visit
ed Wednesday evening at-Mrs. Tho
as' brother's, Mr. Charles Koehler.
Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Elliott attended
a dinner Wednesday given by Mr. and
Mrs. Ed. Burkhart, near Liscomb.
Mr. R. A. McKibben, tli his fam
ily and brother Ed, visited his cousin,
Clarence McKibben, and wife, near
Conrad Saturday.
Misses tha, Anna and Hernia
Leightef visited Sunday with their sis
ter, Mrs. George O'Brien, near Con
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Coulter visited
Monday with Mrs. Coulter's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Morrison, near
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Johnson vis
ited from Saturday until Monday with
their daughter, Mrs. Thomas Cook,"and
family, at Tai:ia.
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Trailbarger
visited Tuesday' with Mrs. Tranbar
g&t'R sister, Mrs. Dan Chadwick, and
Mr. R. A. McKibben's brothers and
sisters surprised him and his wife
Thursday by coming in the morning.
bringing their dinners, and spending Brown home.
the day with them.
Mr. W. B. Lewis and family attend
ed Friday the funeral of Mrs. Lewis'
nephew, Ralph Price, of Whitten, who
was accidentally shot by his brother
last Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Thomas en
tertained at dinner Sunday, Mrs. Tho
mas' parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Koeh
ler, south of Conrad, and sister, Mrs.
Jud Bristley, west of Conrad.
and Mrs. D. B. Elliott.
Mrs. Eliza Del)), of Fianeock, Minn.,
who has been visiting her father, Mr.
Peter Delp, for a week, left Friday
for Mt. Morris, 111., to visit two of her
.sons, who are attending school there.
Mr. Will O'Brien and children, living
north of Conrad: Mr. and Mrs. T. J.
McLarnan, of Marshalltown, and Mr.
and Mrs. Ed. Burkharl, of north of .....
Liscomb, visited Thursday with Mr. Rev, Casselman has been preaefting
Miss Emily Head, who is teaching
school north-of Gilman, came Friday
and visited until Sunday evening with
her- parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pardon
Head. ,Her sister Anna returned with
her for a few days' visit with rela
tives in and near Gilman.
The school at No. 1, Liscomb town
ship, is closed on account of the
teacher, Miss Edith Early, being sick
with the smallpox. Miss Early is
quarantined at the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Early, at
Conrad. Nearly everyone in the dis.
trict has been vaccinated, as Miss
Early taught one day after she broke
out, not knowing what ailed her.
The families of this neighborhood I
were entertained Friday evening by
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Flatliers. It was
rather on the order of a farewell par
ty, as Mr. Flathers and family expect
soon to move to their new home near
Rhodes. The evening was* pleasantly
spent with charades and pinning the
heart in the proper place, blindfolded.
Mrs. Flathers was assisted in serving
the light luncheon by her daughters,
Madames Roberts and Johnson and
Miss Julia.
Jan. 23.—Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Whin
ery were Marshalltown callers Monday.
Mrs. Roxle Lounsberry of Marshall
town visited her sister, Mrs. Leonard
Hinshaw. Sunday.
The school cleared $12 at its box
social Friday night.
The meetings closed at Liberty Sun
day night on account of Rev. Hickman
•not being physically able to .continue
them. Great good wais done during the
short tii«e they lasted.
Mr. and Mrs. O. B. McClain are vis
iting relatives at Conrad.
Mr. and Mrs. Skinner and little
daughter of Kansas, are visiting rela
tives in this vicinity.
Mrs. H. A. Hollingsworth arid
Blanche Freizer are ill.
Mr. C. R. Kirk and family spent
Sunday at- the Willis Kirk home in
C. L. Skinner and family spent Sat
urday and Sunday at Zearing.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvie Kersey visited
the former's grandmother at Illinois
Grove Monday.
Jan. 23.—Rev. L. F. Smith, of La
porte City, came Tuesday to assist Rev.
Mr. Beckmann in his revival meetings,
which are well attended''and much in
terest is being manifested.
F. M. Dowden is spending the week
in Sheridan, Mo., and its vicinity, and
will -probably invest in real estate in
•that region.
William Osterhaugen went to Lelp
sic, S. D., Friday, to visit relatives.
He also expects to file upon one of
Uncle Sam's homesteads before his re
John Mellrath made a business trip
to Peoria, the past week, returning
home Friday.
Clead Stanton returned home Mon
day from a. three weeks' visit with rel
atives at Jacksonville and other points
in Illinois.
H. Hainke and son spent the past
y*. 13"^' Vii
week with relatives at Elroy, 111.
Henry Bergman of Newton, was a
business caller in Laurel Monday.
Mrs. Alex Ingraham, who has been
quite sick the past week, is now im
proving, and her complete recovery is
Station Agent Bloom has so far re
covered from his recent attack of ap
pendicitis as to be able to again take
charge of the office. Mr. Cunningham,
who was In charge during his Hlnes,
leaving for home Saturday.
Mr. A. J. liloom and sons returned
Thursday from a month's visit with
relatives at Marion, lnd.
down with the disease.! An analysis Moines to look after husiness matters.
of the well water is to bo taken at once
to try to lix the source of the disease.
L. R. Maytag left Alondav for Des
iMrs. Nora West is visiting with the
family of her'sister. Mrs. T. M. Brown,
at St. Anthony.
(Jus Wehrman is visiting with rela
tives and friends at Sheboygan. Wis.
Mrs. J. R. McBrooni who has been
quite sick for the last ten days, Is
slowly improving.
On Thursday evening the friends of
Miss Dot Keables gathered at her
home in the nature of a .surprise party,
it being her birthday. A most enjoy
able evening was spent in music and
games after which an elegant lunch
was served. At an early hour the -party
broke up wishing that Dot would have
many more birthdays and all went
home being delighted to spend ati eve
ning at Miss Keables' home.
Jan. I':!.—Mrs. L. P. Chance visited
at Nevada last week.
L. C. Bryant, H. C. Oakes and O. J.
Lacey each shipped a car of stock to
Chicago last week.
"William Schafer shipped a car of
stock to Marshalltown last week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Oliver visited in
St. Anthony several days last week.
Mrs. J. Worth, of Marshalltown, is
visiting friends in St. Anthony.
W. T. S. Meyer, of Pontiac. 111., Is
visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Laycock, north of town.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Oannon went
to Marshalltown Tuesday on a visit
with Mrs. H. H. Dunn.
J. A. Deal shipped a ear of stock to
Chicago Tuesday.
Frank Hougnow and John Mackin
each shipped oa car of stock to Chi
cago Wednesday.
Mr. James Barkhust and his mother
are visiting at the W. N. Dickerson
home, on account of the Illness of Mrs.
Dickerson, who has been quite sick for
some time.
Mrs. James Barton, Jr., had the mis
fortune to fall Saturday and get bad
ly sprained wrist.
H. F. Blackburne spent Sunday at
Mrs. L. H. Jordon has moved to
Mrs. James Dunn, Jr., is visiting at
Mrs. J. West, of Laurel, is visiting
Charles Lindquist has purchased the
John Lacey property in the north part
of town. Mr. Lacey goes back on his
farm at Illinois Grove.
Mrs. Frank Quiun, of Nevada, ar
rived in St. Anthony Wednesday to
visit with her father, Hugh Dunn, and
Will Schafer shipped a car of stock
to Chicago Thursday.
Jan. 23.—The protracted meetings at
the Reformed church are still in pro
gress, and will continue over Sunday.
plain strong and logical discourses and
altho no direct results are manifest at
the present time, serious thinking over
the many lessons for the general up
lifting and good of the community will
no doubt in the future prove that this
man's work has not been in vain.
Mrs. Mershon is entertaining Miss
Sadie Vader from Bayard this week.
Mrs. D. Elliott is visiting her son,
Charles, who lives near Jefferson.
Mrs. W. Ritter was the guest of Mrs.
Thomas Club Thursday.
Mrs. W. Ritter was the guest of
Mrs. J. L. Meade went to Iowa City
Tuesday where she will visit relatives
for a week.
Clinton Bueghly returned to Des
Moines to school Saturday after a
short vacation with home folks.
Mrs. Cal. Weatherly is quite ill with
Rev Oviatt's baby has been critically
pneumonia, but is some bet
ter, tho not yet past the danger line.
Mrs. Maude Arthurs came home
from Union Monday where she had
been visiting her sister, Mrs. Bixby, for
a few days.
Joseph Steiert moved to town Tues
day and is pleasantly located in the J.
D. Kibbey property. Mr. Steiert ex
pects to engage in stock buying.
Will O'Brien and family, from Con
rad, were visiting in Liscomb Sun
Miss Roxy Early returned home
from a visit with her sister, Mrs. M. C.
Nix, of Hubbard, Friday.
The social committee for the month
of January furnished special entertain
ment and served refreshments to those
in attendance at the regular meeting
of Grumme Rebekah lodge Friday eve
ning. A very pleasant social hour^was
enjoyed by the members, and Febru
ary's committee is anxious to not fall
below -the precedent set by the sis
Misses Leah Smith and Marie Scott
returned home Saturday evening from
a. short visit with Miss Zoe Smith, at
Webster City, and Miss Belle Scott, at
Norman Boyd will move -to the Mrs.
Perrin Nelson farm east of Liscomb
soon, which Mr. Siert has just va
Mrs. L. H. Smith has been enjoying
a visit with her mother, Mrs. Abi El
liott, this week.
The third number of the lecture
course comes to use on Monday eve
ning. This is a quartet of lady mu
sicians. who are highly educated in
their especial lines of work, and notices
from points where their entertainment
•lias been given, state that the program
they present is exceptionally meritor
An oratorical contest is in -process
of preparation and the successful con~
testant will be expected to represent
•the school at the coming county con
George Lincoln came up from Mar
shalltown Sunday, and passed the day
with his mother -and sister.
Charles Sussmileh of Eldora, was
visiting at the Biersborn home Mon
Miss Etta Early visited with Union
friends Tuesday.
Those interested in the ice harvest
are longing for a cold wave.
The school board passed some new
rules at the regular meeting on Mon
day evening, which are for the special
benefit of pupil who have been in
a _p %J
.n. ..
Tluxcs^i^uJbltawt January 23 1908
the habit of non-attendance, and of be
ing tardy too frequently.
The Monday club met with Mrs. F.
C. Nichols Monday evening and took
up the study of slavery. Papers were
read by Mrs. McFee and Parker. Mrs.
McFee's paper being a description of
the literature of the mountains. The
responses were quotations from \V hit
tier. and the general discussion, led by
Miss Rose Lincoln, related to slavery
days, and tin? sentiment that led to
the emancipation of the colored men.
During the evening Miss Lincoln and
Mrs. Hade Bin ghly furnished excellent
piano music which was thoroughly ap
Mrs. Ella llaggins, with her mother,
who lives in Union, went to Gilman
Thursday, and passed the day with
Mrs. Haggin's sister, Mrs. Williams.
J. G. Scott and wife dined at the E.
L. Burkhart home Sunday.
The Baker Dramatic company gave
an entertainment In Trease's hall
Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Ellas Bueghly went to
Hardin county Sunday to visit, their
daughter, who lives near New Provi
Mrs. Frank Collins and daughter,
Miss Mamie, came up from Marshall
town Sunday and passed the day with
Liscomb friends.
Byron A. Beeson and wife were
en.-sts at the S. B. Smith home Sun
day, and attended services at the
Christian church. Mrs. Beeson Is a
sister of Mrs. Smith.
Miss Julia Gifford returned home
Saturday from a visit with a niece at
George Biersborn filled his appoint
ment with the congregation of the
Christian church at Union Sunday.
Jan. 23.—Mr. and Mrs. John Camp
bell, of Gilman, who have been spend
ing a week at the home of their son,
John Campbell, of district No. 4, re
turned home Sunday.
Mrs'. S. E. Nason and daughter, Miss
Bertlra. of Logan Center, spent Tues
day at State Center with relatives.
Mrs. Thomas Hunt of Billings. Mont.
Is at the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. R. N. Warden, for an extended
Mrs. Phrona Gowdy went to Mar
shalltown Tuesday for a few days' vis
it at the W. R. Shearer home.
Miss Nelle Wensel left Wednesday
for a short visit with relatives q,t Col
There Is to be a social at the par
sonage Friday evening.
Jan. 23.—Mr. and Mrs. B. f-\ Robin
son left last week for a visit at Colo
rado Springs and other points in Colo
Mrs. E. C. Weatherbee has been very
sick for the past two weeks with la
grlppe, but is considered improved
Joe Ferguson is able to be up again
after a siege of lagrippe.
Owing to the prevalence of small
pox in various parts of the county,
the township board ot health has or
dered a general vaccination. Dr. Man
tle of Albion, is attending to the work.
R. L. Clay will live on the Bren
necke & Heald farm, which they re
cently acquired from the Allen Land
and Loan Company.
George Estel returned last week
from a trip to Texas, where he bought
320 acres near Canon City.
C. L. Burt Is building a large barn.
The material Is largely native timber,
which he cut on his own place this
Mrs. Harriet Lane, accompanied by
her grandchildren, Lewis and Ada
Stout, started Thursday for Cameron.
Minn., to attend the wedding of Miss
Mamie Stout. Mrs. Lane and grand
son will return in about a
Miss Ada will remain at Cameron with
her mother.
Schools Nos. 3, 4 and 5 are closed
this week by order of the board of
health, on account of smallpox in the
The families of Henry Handorf and
c. S. Wlnslow are entertaining the
whooping cough.
Jan. 23.—A company of about twentv
young people from theis neighborhood
enjoyed several hours skating on Oliv
er Nichols' pond Saturday evening.
Our Sunday school has been reor
ganized and eighty-two members were
enrolled, Sunday.
Mr. Lou Brackney's sale was well at
tended Thursday.
Mr. Claude Modlin. our new mer
chant. spent Sunday in Toledo with
his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clay anl
daughter Alice spent Sunday in Mar
shalltown with relatives.
Mrs. Jared Elliott is ill, suffering a
severe attack of heart trouble.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Snelling of Mar
shalltown, visited at their son Walter's
home last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dawson and
children Lloyd and Harold, spent Sun
day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T.
Mr. and Airs. F. J: Ingledue arid son
Wilbur. Mr. August Nelson, and Mr.
and Mrs. Fred McKlnnon spent Sunday
as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
On Wednesday at noon, at the home,
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Tisler. was celebrated,*he mar
riage of their daughter, Josie, to Mr.
William Hennis, of State Center. About
thirty relatives and friends of the
young couple were present to witness
the ceremony which was performed by
Rev. Boehm of the German Lutheran
church. Mr. and Mrs. Hennis will re
side on a farm near State 'Center.
Jan. 23.—Miss Marjorie Nichols, of
Marshalltown, visited over Sunday
with her aunt, Mrs. W. H. Wood
Mrs. W. E. Davis and daughter Ma
tie, visited their daughter and sister,
Mrs. Charles Paullin, and family, In
Marshalltown Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hubbard, of
Marshalltown, visited fflie former's
mother. Mrs. W. N. Wilkins, Sunday.
Miss Kate Timmons went to State
Center Friday to spend a few days vis
iting her aunt, Mrs. M. Roberts, and
family, and other relatives.
Miss Addle Bell, spent a few days
this week in Marshalltown with tlier
father. Air. S. C. Bell, who is quite ill.
Miss Lenna Landis visited over Sun
day in Marshalltown at the home of
her uncle, C. A. Landis, and family.
Disturbed the Gongregation.
The person who disturbed the Con
gregation last Sunday by continually
coughing Is requested to buy a bottle
of Foley's Honey and Tar. McBrlde
Copyright. 1908, by the Cnrtis Publishing: Compaay.
Copyright, 1006, by Kobert W. Cnorabcrs.
1IE week passed swiftly, day
after day echoing with the
steady fusillade froin marsh 1o
covert, from vnlle.v to ridge.
Lord Alderdene, good enough on snipe
and cock, was driven almost fran
tic by the ruffed grouse Voucher
did lietter for a day or two and thou
lost the knack Marion l'age attended
to business iu her cool aud thorough
style, and ber averuge on the gun
room books was excellent uud was
nlso adorned with clever pen aud ink
sketches by Slward.
l.eroy Mortimer had given up shoot
ing aud established himself as a haunt
er of cushions in sunny corners. Tom
O'llara had gone back to Lenox: Mrs.
Vendentilng. to Hot Springs. Beverly
Plank, munter of Black Fells, began to
pervade the house after a tentative ap
pearance. and he and Major Bel wether
pottered about the coverts, usually aft
er luncheon, the latter doing little dam
age wit., his fowling piece and nobody
knew how much with his gosslpiu^
tongue. Quarrler appeared In the field
methodically, shot with judgment, tak
ing no chances for a brilliant perform
ance which might endanger his re
spectable average. As for the Page
boys, they kept the river ducks stir
ring whenever Eileen Shannon aud
Keua Bonnesdel could be persuaded
to share the canoes with them. Other
wise they haunted the vicinity of those
bored maidens, Buffering snubs sor
rowfully, but persistently faithful.
They were a great nuisance In the
eveuing. especially as their sister did
not permit them to lose more than
$10 a dnv at cards.
Cards—that is, bridge and preference
—ruled, as usual, and the latter game,
being faster, suited Mortimer and Fer
rall, but did not aid Siward toward re
couping his bridge losses.
Two matters occupied him. Since
cup day he had never had another op
portunity to see Sylvia Landis alone
that was the first matter. He had
touched neither wine nor spirits nor
malt since the night Ferrall had found
him prone, sprawling in a stupor on his
disordered bed—that was the second
matter, and it occupied him, at times
required all his attention, particularly
when the physical desire for it set In
steadily, mercilessly, mounting lnex
-orably like-a tide. But. like the tide,
It ebbed at last, particularly when a
sleepless night had exhausted him.
He had gone back to his shooting
agaiii after a cool review of the ethics
involved. It even amused him to
thiuk that a girl who had cleverness
enough to marry many millions, with
Quarrier thrown In, couid have so
moved him to sentimentality. Fie had
ceded the big cup of antique silver to
Quarrier, too. a matter which troubled
him little, however, as iu the irrita
tion of the reaction he had been shoot
lug with the brilliancy of a demon, and
the gunroom books were open to any
doubting guests' inspection.
Time, therefore, was never heavy on
his hands save when the tide threat
ened—when at uight he stirred and
awoke, conscious of its crawling ad
vance, aware of its s^ud.v mounting
menace moments at table when the
aroma of wine made liiui catch his
breath moments iu the gunroom redo
lent of spicy spirits, a maddening vola
tile fragrance clinging to the card
room too. Yes, the long days were
filled with such moments for him.
But afield the desire faded, and even
during the day indoors tye shrugged de
sire aside, it was night that he dread
ed—the long hours, lying there tense,
stark eyed, sickened with desire.
As for Sylvia,,she and Grace Ferrall
had taken to motoring, driving away
into the interior or taking long flights
north and south along the coast. Some
times they took Quarrier sometimes,
when Mrs. Ferrall drove, they took in
ballast in the shape of a superfluous
Page boy and a girl for him. Once
Grace Ferrall asked Siwnrd to join
them but, no definite time being set,
he was scarcely surprised to find them
gone when he returned from a morn
ing on the snipe meadows. And Syl
via, leagues away by that time, curled
up in the tonneau beside Grace Fer
rall, watched the dark pines flying
past, cheeks pink, eyes like stars,
while the rushing wind drove health
into her and care out of her, cleansing,
purifying., overwhelming winds flowing
through and through her till her very
6«ul within her seemed shining through
the beauty of her eyes. Besides, she
bad just confessed.
"He kissed you!" repeated Grace Fer
rall incredulously.
"Yes a number of times. He was
silly enough to do it, and I let him."
"I don't know what he said. 1 was
all nerves, confused, scared—a perfect
stick, in fact. I don't believe he'd care
to try again."
Then Mrs. Ferrall deliberately set
tled down in her furs to extract from
the girl beside her every essential de-'
tail, and the girl, frank at first, grew
shy aud silent—reticent enough to wor
ry her friend into a silence which last
ed a long while for a cheerful little
matron of her sort.
Presently they spoke of other mat
ters—matters interesting to pretty wo
men with much to do in the coming
winter between New York, Hot Springs
and Florida—surmises as to dinners,
dances and the newcomers in the
younger sets, and the marriages to be
arranged or dhjarranged^ an4. the scatt
jr =c%
dais liumnnlty Is "heir to, and the atti
tude of the bishop toward divorce.
Then at last as the big motor car
swung iu a circle at Wenniston Cross
roads and poked its brass and lacquer
muzzle toward Shotover the talk
swung back to Siward once more, hav
ing traveled half the world over to
find him.
"lie is the sweetest fellow with his
mother," sighed Grace, "and that
counts heavily with me. But there
trouble ahead for her—sorrow and
trouble enough for them both if he is
a true Siward."
"Heredity ugaln!" said Sylvia impa
tleutly. "Isn't he.man enough to win
out? I'll bet you he settles down,
marries and"—
"Marries? Not he! How mm* girls
do you suppose have believed that—
were justified in believing he meant
anything by his
attractive man
ner and nice
ways of telling
you how much he
liked you He
had a desperate
affair with Mrs.
Mortimer —inno
cent" enough, I
fancy. He's had
a dozen within
three years, aud
in a week Ilena
Bonnesdel has
come to making
eyes at him, and
Eileen gi i'es him "Did he propose to
no end of you?"
chances which he doesn't see. As for
Marion Page, the girl has been on the
edge of loving him for years. Yon
laugh? But you are wrong. She is in
love with him now as much as she
ever can, be with anybody. Did be
propose to you
"Yes— 1 think so."
"Then it's the first time for him. He
finds women only too willing to play
with him, as a rule, and he doesn't
have to be definite. I wonder what
he meant by being so definite with
"I suppose he meant marriage," said
Sylvia serenely, yet there was the
slightest ring iu her voice, nnd it
amused Mrs. Ferrall to try ber a little
"Oh, you think he really intended to
commit hltuself."
"Why not?" retorted Sylvia, turning
red. "Do you thiuk he found me over
willing, as you say he finds others?"
"You were probably a new sensation
for him," inferred Mrs. Ferrall mus
ingly. "You mustn't take him seri
ously, child—a may with his record.
Besides, he hap the same facility with
a girl that he has with everything else
he tries his pen—you know how in
fernally clever he Is, and he can make
good verse and write witty jingles,
and he can carry home with him any
opera and play it decently, too, with
the proper harmonies. Anything lie
finds amusing he is clever with—dogs,
horses, pen, brush, music, women."
That was too malicious, for Sylvia had
flushed up painfully, and Grace Fer
rall dropped her gloved hand on the
hand of the girl beside her, "Child,
child," she said, "he is not that sort.
No decent mac ever Is unless the girl
is too."
Sylvia, sitting up very straight in her
furs, said, "He found me. anything
but difficult, if that's what you mean."
"I dbn't. Please don't be vexed, dear.
I plague everybody when I see an
opening. There's really only one thing
that worries me about it all."
"What is that?" asked Sylvia, with
out interest.
"It's that you might be tempted to
care a little for him, whiclr, being use
less, might be unwise."
"I am—tempted."
"Not seriously."
"I don't know." She turned in a
sudden nervous impatience 'foreign to
her. "Howard Quarrier is too perfect
ly imperfect for me. I'm glad I've said
it. The things he knows about and
doesn't know have been a revelation in
this last week with him. There is too
much surface, too much exterior ad
mirably fashioned, aud Inside is all
The low whizzing hum of the motor
filled a silence that 'produced consid
erable effect upon Grace Ferrall, and,
after mastering her wits, she said In
a subdued voice:
"Of course it's my meddling."
"Of course it isn't. I asked yo'"
opinion, but I knew what I was goin..
to do. Only I did think him personally
possible, which .made the expediency,
the mercenary view of it. easier to
(To Be Continued.)
(Philadelphia Inquirer)
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He—That's so. I believe an umbrel
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est point possible.
Having closed the most
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business career we are now
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order, for a heavy spring
business. If you want a
fine suit or overcoat come
soon as we are giving a
discount of
20 to 33
BURNERS |58, CUT TO $44.
BURNERS $50, CUT TO 936.
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CUT TO 914.98.
CUT TO 913.70.
TO 912.15.
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After Inventory We Find
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Wendell P. Aaulsby, Auctioneer
Jan. 22.—I. A. Merrell, 4 miles southwest Glad
brook, 11 registered Shorthorn cattle, 72 extra good
cows, heifers and bull calves, horses, implements.
Jan. 23.—John Newroth, 1 ft miles southwest of
Haverhill, la., horses, cattle, hogs, implements.
Jan. 24.—M. Lundy, 4 miles southeast of Mar
shalltown, horses, cattle, machinery, corn and hay.,
Jan. 27.—William Harmsen, 2 miles east of Gar
win, closing out.
Jan. 28.—Henry Bickett. 5 miles south of Traer,
la.. 13 extragood horses, 31 cattle, 40 hogs, machin
Jan. 29.—F. M. Stekllk. 2 miles northeast ofGar
win, la., closing out cattle, hogs, horses, imple

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