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THE COLONEL’S WIFE
BY WARREN EDWARDS Amxip cr “JTrcr sdfsdf CHAPTER ll.—Continued. Bending a keen look upon the pris oner, the planter addressed him. , "I presume there is little need of my telling you, my man that you are in a lair way of stretching hemp. Caught within our lines, thdre is but one con clusion to be drawn—that Is, you are a Federal spy. Of course you will deny this, but it matters little. We are justified in acting upon this sup position. These are times for action, and our policy is to reduce Sherman’s army at every chance.” “Under these circumstances I might as well prepare to meet my fate,” re marked John, coolly. "What! are you anxious to d.*s?” ejaculated the planter, with consider able surprise. "Not at all. On the contrary. I have every reason for desiring to live, but as a soldier I long ago made up my mind to face the worst manfully when it came.” "But there is a peculiar stigma at tached to the fate of a spy—unmerited, I admit. It has always been so. To fall in battle is honorable—to be hung a disgrace.” “Granted—yet not being a spy I take little interest in the controversy. You have not come here to engage in an argument, squire.” "Ah! you know me?” “That is the penalty for being a prominent man. sir. Every one has heard of Squire Granger and his love ly home.” "It has been my pride. You can im agine my distress at the prospect to cotne. What is your name?” ‘ John Emmett.” replied the prison er, which was true enough as far as it went. ‘ Then listen to me. I nm about to gi\e you one chance for your life. Re.'use it if you like, but the penalty it death.” ‘Go on—l am ready to hear you," said Emmett, calmly. * You are a bachelor, I am told.” ‘Thai Is true.” ’ Then hark! in half an hour from now you will be a marr.ed man, or lia/e ceased to live.” The marriage of Mollie Granger and the Colonel. At this s?i4lngc remark John turned and looked squarely Into the face of the planter. “Pardon me if 1 say that under ordinary circumstances of the two evils I might choose the latter.” “Oh! I see. you arc a woman hater." “Hardly that. 1 have grown some what cynical regarding the happiness of those who wed. and long ago re solved to remain single.” “Perhaps we can hatter down the wails of your prejudice, especially when it is a case of giving up your bachelor freedom, or meeting a fate that usually makes men shudder.' "Explain your.-elf, squire, for you must admit this is a remarkable prop osition you bring me.” “Then listen, and weigh well the consequences before you decide. This estate has been my pride. It would kill me to have it ruined by the Yankees, which must come about un less I can secure immunity. I have £ one child, a daughter, whose heart is the same as mine. She is ready to sacrifice herself In order to save Lynd hurst.” "Go on—l am still unable to grasp the matter.” You are a Federal soldier —my men tell me they believe you to be an officer.” “It is true.” "If I can show proof that this estate is the property of my daughter, and that she is the wife ol! a Federal officer. Lynd hurst will be saved from the torch.” John was electrified by the proposi tion, and looked curiously at the man whose shrewd brain had evolved it. One glance at that determined face told him Squire Granger meant all he said, and that a refusal to accept the contract would be the signal for a hasty execution. “What is your daughter’s name?” “It does not matter —still, you would have to know—it is Mollie Granger.” “She cannot be twenty, as yet.” “Just eighteen. Allow me to add you are showing a curiosity that is unpleasant to me.” "Well, my dear sir. you must con fess it would only be natural for a gentleman to ask the name of the lady who was to be his wife.” “Listen to me. You fail to grasp the situation. Under ordinary circum stances I would as soon see my child dead as the wife of a Yankee. To save Lyndhurst we are ready to do • even this. If you consent I have a solemn contract here which you must I sign.” “A contract —kindly tell me its nature. It may put a different face ob the matter.” “It is simply an agreement by means of which you swear never to claim Mollie as your wife—in fact, to be a stronger to her unless she of her own fro© will decides otherwise.” “And you tell me she has consent ed to this?” "I have said so. Expect nothing but coldness from her. She is a Georgia girl and bitterly opposed to all North ern soldiers. Make up your mind that you will never see her after this night. Allow this strange romance to fade out of your mind. Lyndhurst will bn saved and in twelve months the courts will set you both free again. This is a marriage of business and con venience—no dancing, no blushing bride, no happy hearts. The growl of Sherman's heavy guns is the only music, and that sad enough to South ern hearts. Decide in five minutes whether you care to live a Benedict or die a bachelor.” John walked up and down. Life was sweet to him, for he had much to accomplish, duties to perform. Be sides. what mattered it under these peculiar circumstances? As yet the romance In the affair did not appeal to him. "Before I decide one way or the other, will you allow me to see the young lady who has offered herself a sacrifice in order to save Lyndhurst?” “I don’t see why you show any curiosity in the matter, as she will be your wife in name only. However, I am disposed to be lenient. Step this way—she stands by the table in the other room under the light. Tell me, Yankee, will you accept and live?” John held his breath. He had not expected to see such a charming girl as the one who raised her head and looked coldly, yet with some little show of curiosity, toward him. “I will sign the paper, squire,” he said, quietly, while to himself he mut tered: "If I have to be sacrificed on the altar of connubial folly, I could hardly wish for a more interesting partner in the ceremony.” CHAPTER 111. Mollie. Squire Granger was a man of busi ness. as he proved by producing the document in question. At a sigual ft couple of John's captors entered to act as witnesses, and in signing he was cnreful to put down only so much of his name as lie had already given. It was evident that all preparations were made for the event, even to a parson, before the expedition was sent out to capture a bachelor Yankee. John aroused himself to take some interest in the case. Perhaps the novelty of the situation had some thing to do with this departure from his usual nonchalance, or It may bo, the presence of Mollie Granger arous ed a peculiar sensation within his bachelor heart. The girl was ns cold as ice, and beyond one contemptuous look, never vouchsafed him a glance. John found himself smiling at the ridiculous nature of his position. Life is sweet to nearly every human being, and few men would have refused to accept it. even though the inevitable result was a sacrifice of personal liberty. Sbe stood beside him while the parson went through the service has tily, as though a little ashamed of the part he took, but ready to assist the squire in his scheme to save Lynd-. hurst. When the words “to love, honor and obey" were read. John saw her scarlet lip curl in contempt, while the color momentarily left her face; but she gave a little affirmative nod. Some spirit possessed him on his part to exclaim with more that usual emphasis "I will” when the usual question was put to him, and the girl turned a startled look upon him. while her father scowled like a pirate, as though a terrible suspicion had en tered his head that this good-looking Yankee whom he was using as an instrument for saving his property might at some future time give them trouble. It was by accident that John’s hand touched that of the girl. He was amazed at feeling a strange thrill shoot through ills frame, and ready to laugh at hi.r.self for such foolish ness; but It gate him a sensation he had never experienced before, and which he would remember. Again he was left alone with the planter. "Allow me to congratulate you,” said the other, with a sneer in his voice. “I can hardly realize that I am no longer a single man. An hour ago I had not dreamed such a destiny was In store for me," returned John, with a careless laugh. “I have a little more writing to be done. Sit down, please, and fill out these documents. then the bargain will be complete.” John did as requested. Of course the papers concerned the one move ment in which the squire was deeply interested. When John came to sign his name and his regiment, he man aged to so manipulate the pen that the word Ridgeway was obscured, and a casual glance would only reveal plain John Emmett. When the squire discovered that his new son-in-law had placed the word “colonel” before his name, he smiled grimly, not because of pleasure in being related to a Yankee officer, for he hated the whole army of invasion from Sherman down to the humblest drummer boy in blue, but simply on account of the more favorable pros pect ahead in saving the estate from the torch and the pillager. As It now stood Sherman would bo compelled to put a guard around Lyndhurst. In case any damage was done, the government would be re sponsible, for the whole property be longed to the wife of a Federal officer. "Are you satisfied, squire?” asked the prisoner, as the other put the papers away. "I believe it is all right.” "Then allow me to depart In peace.” The squire raised his heavy eye brows. “My dear colonel, you certainly must have misunderstood me. I said no thing at all about giving you liberty. It is against my principles to assist the enemy.” “Sir, I understood that the reward which was to follow my—er —sacrifice of bachelor principles was to be freedom." John showed some signs of annoy ance. though too diplomatic to even raise his voice above the ordinary pitch. "I gave you the choice between mar riage and the death of. a spy. You have chosen wisely, colonel. We will keep you here over night, and when the morning conies semi you under guard to headquarters. Your life was in question, and you have saved it. Say no more—words would be useless, and might bring on trouble.” Closing abruptly, the squire clapped his hands, and again his satellites entered, each with an exasperating grin upon his face, as though they ap preciated the humor of the situa tion. "Gentlemen, kindly show Colonel Emmett, my Federal son-in-law, to his boudoir. I hold you responsible for his appearance In the morning.” As the squire spoke a hand was laid upon each of John’s shoulders. "I will go with you quietly, gentle men. No violence, if you please, or you will find yourselves handling n desperate man,” was what the Fed eral said, and his manner impressed them so far that they used no undue familiarity. The sarcasm of the squire’s words could be plainly seen when the prison er was ushered in the "boudoir” in question —a strong room that had evidently served as a prison on more than one occasion, perhaps for re fractory slaves. (To be continued.) CEREMONY IN SPY’S EXECUTION. In Englich Army It Follows a Dsfin ite Precedent. The ceremony of disposing of a con demned spy in the English army al ways follows a definite precedent. The unfortunate man Is surrounded by a detachment of infantry, and, after ho is provided with a pick and shovel, he Is marched off to a selected spot anti ordered to dl3 his own grave. This done, the toois are taken from him and his eves are bandaged. The attending chaplain reads portions se lected from the burial service and from the ranks of the escort twelve men are selected at random by the officer In charge. These men, having staked their own rifles, are led to where twelve other rifles are awaiting them, six of which are loaded with blank cartridges. One of these is handed to each man. so that no one knows whether the rifle he holds con tains a bullet or not and none can say for certain that the shot fired by him killed the prisoner. The firing party then marches to an appointed position. The Commands “Present!” "Fire!” are given and a 1 meat before the last word ilr.es out the volley is fired and the spy tails In to the grave he has dug. Nearly every man is more or less affected on being selected to form one of the firing party and many men have been known to faint away on being singled out, while others are so overcome as to Ire scarcely able to pull the triggers of their rifles. Why She Yielded. A small man sat In the corner of a Subway car. An extremely thin and very well dressed woman sat down next him. but placed herself exactly on the line dividing two seats. The car filled up and straphangers were much In evidence. A man tried to sit down between the woman and the man in the corner. He gave it up. Another tried on the other side, with the same lack of success, and he, too, joined the strap brigade. At Four teenth street more people crowded into the car. but the thin woman serenely held her position. At length the man in the corner said, mildly: “Madame, you are occupying two seats." The woman gave him a scorn ful look and. glancing at her attenu ated proportions, said very emphati cally. “Certainly not, sir.” "I did not say you were filling them," answered the man. A smile rippled from face to face like a summer wave on a sandy beach. The woman slid hastily away from the man in the corner and incidentally landed in the middle of a seat, where upon the fat man clinging to a strap sank slowly and heavily into the va cant space, with a Jeep sigh of satis faction. and peace reigned once more. —New York Press. Costly Gift for the President. "He de biggest, fattes' ’possum I ever see.” said the old darkey, “an’ I gwine give him ter de President when he come. “That’ll be fine." “It orter be, suh; an' I hope he’ll ’predate him, for it took six dogs en seven niggers two days ter ketch him, en I had to pray a whole week fer grace ter keep fum eatin’ him.”—At lanta Constitution. A Difference. “Who is young Mrs. Oldboy In mourning for?” "I don’t know but she is In bl&olfc for her husband.” IMMENSE CROPS RECORD-BREAKING PRODUCTION IN ALL SECTIONS WHEAT, CORN AND COTTON Twenty-four Million Bushels of Wheat Above Any Previous Year’s Produc tion—Nearly Three Billion Bushels of Corn. The crop reports U :< d by the de partment of agriculture <.n August lOtli indicated another recoi I breaking year, says Colliers Weekly. Preliminary re turns put the wheat ci at 493,434,000 bushels. The spring wheat crop was estimated at 278,830,'' bushels, mak ing a total probable w I, at harvest of of 772,204,000. which i .ore than was ■ever produced in any '.'her country in the world, about 100/" " .mi more than our own average produ iiun for the ten years preceding, and rly 24,000,000 more than our greatest previous year’s production In 1901. Along with the grev wheat crop we have also the promise of the great est corn crop on reco. no less than 2,713,194,000 bushels. Add this to a twelv. -million-bate co i crop, an ex cellent tobacco crop, un 1 craps <>t bul - ky, ryo, and other minor cereals ranging from fair to fit and it seems evident that the farm, i of the United States will have even more money to spend, the railroads more freight to carry, the merchants more goods to sell than last. All thu 'iuh the winter wheat belt there has m ■-n a remark able increase in the yield per acre. The gain is unbroken from IVnnsylvankf to California. In Indium and Ohio, old states whose soil might be ex j>ected to be showing ns of exhaus tion, the average yield bus gone above twenty bushels to th<- aero —a yield that would have been considered good a few years ago for un exceptionally favored farm. In Nebruska the aver age has risen to 23.2 bushels. Last year, when we had next to the largest wheat crop ever produced up to that lime, three or the eleven principal winter wheat states av< i :• ig« «l less than ten bushels to the acre This year only one state has averaged less than twelve bushels and onl • two less than fourteen. Last year only three states went above eighteen bushels; this year three have gone abov< enty. This year's gigantic crop of 772,000,000 bushels of wheat of all kinds has been produced on an acreage ten per cent, smaller than the 1899 crop of 114,000,- 00b bushels less. It is a noteworthy fact that the amount of land sown to wheat in the United States seemed t«» reach Its limit seven years ago. In 1 '■99 we had 52,- 588,574 acres In wheat un area equal to tnat of Kansas—and we have never equaled that figure since In other words, the state of Kansas, If it were all good wheat land, could produce nil the wheat we have ever raised In the United States in any on- >ear. While v/o have over three million square miles of land in all, it appears that only about eighty thousand,or less than three per cent, of the whole, can be de voted to wheat growing. This years record crop lias been raised in the* re clamation of arid lands by irrigation. The corn crop is one of vastly more importance to the United States than the wheat crop, air hough that Is the greatest in the world. Our 2,713.000,- 000 bushels of corn this year would load a freight train extending two thirds of the way around the globe. This crop has been raised on 95,535,000 4ores of land—about twice the acre age <i• voted t" wh t un- the : « vor given to corn in our history. The American cornfield- are abour equal in extent to the Japanese empiri. and their yield in a sin - ■ year would pay off the national debt of the United States. Last year Secret.n.\ Wilson said in his annual report tb-it if the Ameri can larmer could go "ii without relapse tr>r three years lon r he could look back over a decad- and find that in ihos> ten years he had produced an amoun. of wealth "< m! to one-half or the entire national v alth produced by toil ami composed ol ’be surpluses and savings of three ci-murles.” One of the three years has ; ued, and instead of a relapse then- lias been an ad vance. This year’s ops alone would pay for half the raih ‘dsof the United States. Cure for Snake Bite. Theron W. Johnson contributes the following to the l> uver Republican for the benefit of tlm who have stock and have them bit" n by rattlesnakes, hoping it may he ol benefit to tb in “In 1887 1 was traveling over Califor nia selling a rem« d for blackleg in cattle and stopped v b u man named Newell, about twent five miles north of Sacramento. M Newell told me that, prior to that tin • he had a horse that he considered < ite valuable bit ten by a rattlesnaki and he knew of no remedy to cur.- i he horse’s head and neck had swollen much and Mr. Newell told me he • ' >ected the horse would die. A man ca -Along the road and asked what w:i ’l.e matter with the horse and he "is told. He in quired of Mr. Newell he could secure several raw onions and some salt: if he could, he could s» ■-• the horse. He secured the onion and salt and pounded them up toy her and made a salve which he bound to the wound and as it dried he ] on fresh salve nnd cured the horse Fruit at State Fair. The horticultural xhlblts at th« Colorado State Fair, ich will be held at Pueblo Septembe: l «th to 15th. in elusive, will be esj ially attractive this year, according Mrs. Martha A. Shute, secretary <>f ! State Board of Horticulture, who he returned from a visit to the fruit s< < -ns of the slate and Pueblo. “Front |> ea * plans there will be exhibited n< n 7,000 plates of fruit this year at tb- talr,” said Mrs. Shute. “An addition measuring forty by fifty feet has bet n made to the hor ticultural building. *>is will enable us to have room for :> who care to ex hibit, which, unfortunately, was not the case lasLyear." Colorado Honey Crop. The honey yield in Colorado this year will be fine from Denver north to the Wyoming line, but reports from the southern part of the state contend that if the weather r* mains favorable for some time half a <rop will be the best that can be exp- e <*. The honey crop of northern Co i,a( lo will be of much finer qualify "* H year than usual. The western ( >pers are look ing for only half a * rop. Field and Farm. Our Washington Letter Story of Secretary Taft, Who Will Enter the Presidential Race— Comptroller to Rigidly Enforce National Banking Laws Other Notes of Interest. WASHINGTON.—The rumor of Secretary Taft’s presidential ambitions is again broad. Al though no authorized statement making known ills candidacy lias ever been given out by the ponderous head of tlie war department, the story that he will seek the Republican nominal ion nt the next convention is circulated with great regu larity. The present rumor says the secretary is about to decline the offer of a scat on the su preme bench, made to him some time ago. and that lie will then enter the field for the nomina tion. Speaking of the big war the secretary recalls the following story: A certain colonel in the army, within two years of the retiring age, was ordered to the Philippines. He didn't want to go. He thought it ungracious on the part of the war department to send him so far away when he was almost ready to drop out. Ills protests availi d nothing, and as a last resort he had a few or nis friends call on Secretary Taft and suggest to the secretary that it would be a very nice thing to allow the colonel, who had served the country well Tor so many years, to remain at home instead of shoving him off to the tropics. Secretary Taft listened patiently. His friends made all the arguments about long and faithful service. Then, as a clincher, one of them said: -And. .Mr. Secretary, you have lived in the Philipipnos and you know about the climate there. To be frank with you. the colonel is not well. He Is get tins very fat and we are afraid he can’t live over there.” Taft took a slow survey of his own 300 pounds. Then he asked gravely: -Hid Taft live?” BLEW UP HIS OWN HOUSE. The late Daniel V. Colclazier, whose death oc curred the other day. was a conspicuous figure during the confederate attacks on Washington during the civil war. Mr. Colclazier and Ids fam ily then lived on his farm not far from Fort Stevens. On the advance of the confederates ho hastily brought his family to the city, and then immediately returned to the fort. Hv that time the guns of the fort were in action and the enemy was approaching. Mr. Colclazier, noticing a con federate ammunition wagon near his house and observing that one of the union guns was Idle, went to the commanding officer and volunteered to work it, saying that he had had experience Iti that line as a militiaman. His offer was accepted and he trained the gun on his own house, which with a few shots was demolished. When President Lincoln came upon the scene Colclazier being the only man not uniformed at the guns, the attention of the president was engaged and he. learning the cir cumstances of Colclazler's presence, the president directed him to call on the secretary of war the following morning. This Mr. Colclazier did and ho was sent to Gen. L. C. P.aker, who appointed him on his force of secret service men and one of the bodyguard of the president. Mr. Colclazier was made a sergeant. On one occasion when Mr. Colclaizier was In this bodyguard, a week or ten days before the assassination of the president, he hail an exciting time near the soldiers’ home. Mr. Lincoln had just alighted in front of his sum mer residence anil had scarcely taken two steps on the walk when a sharp report was heard. The mounted men with all haste rode in the direction whence came the report, but failed to come up with the party of would-be as sassins. who rode down Seventh street Into the city. The secret service men j learned that four or live men were in the party and that at Boundary avenue they scattered in different directions. The bullet fired grazed one sleeve yf the president's coat. BANK LAW TO BE RIGIDLY ENFORCED. Directors of national banks who. by constant ly ignoring the law, threaten the solvency of the banks with which they are connected, are to be made examples of by the treasury department. Hereafter the law regulating the making of loans by national banks Is to be rigidly enforced and the first bank that willfully and flagrantly violates It will have Its charter forfeited. Tills statement was made by a treasury official the other day while discussing the failure of a Massachusetts national bank. The downfall of this bank was due to an ag gravated trouble of which a surprisingly largo number of other banks nre guilty—excessive loans to bank directors and officers. The admission was math* at the treasury de partment that two thirds of the hanks habitually disregarded the limitations of the law in regard to the amounts of loans that may be made. What is more the department is regularly informed of these violations of law. which are dulv reported to the controller of the currency by bank examiners. It has »:mg been the custom or the controller’s office to condone these un lawful arts, and bevond calling the offending banks’ attention to the excess loans and perhaps an admonition to avoid a repetition of the offense, noth hi other words, the treasury department winks at violations of the law which every now and then wreck a bank. The only punishment that can bo Tin ted out to directors who Imperil the safety of banks by lending amounts of monev In excess of the lawful allowances, is to secure the* forfeiture of their charters. This is a step which controllers of recent years considered too drastic to be taken, with the result that not a single bank has been sub jected to anything more severe than a reprimand. , , \ new policy has been decided upon by Controller of the ( urreney Ridge ly Hereafter he will require banks to live strictly up to the law. and in order to convince the banking world that he is in earnest the controller will in lllet the full penalty—forfeiture of charter—cn the first bank whoso directors willfully violate the law limiting the making of loans. A new law was passed at the recent session of congress, giving to the banks greater latlt ide In lend ing monev Prior to this enactment individual loans were restricted to ten •ier cent of the capital of the banks. The new law permits loans of ten per cent, of the capital and ten per cent, of the surplus, but In no case shall they exceed 30 per cent, of the capital. These provisions are to be rigidly en forced. STRANGE OCCUPATIONS OF WOMEN. Someone with a talent for figures and an earnest interest in the sex has been raking over the last government census and extracting there from a bundle of statistics showing some of tin? strange occupations in which the women of our country are enguged. A brief glance at this Interesting list is enough to reform any mere man who might have thought that woman is a "frail critter." only tit for fancy feather stitching and similar dainty pursuits, and so entitled to the gentle considera tion of the sterner sex. The sex has surely “arrived" and no longer stands In need of protection when It is stated that about one-third of the adult women in the United States are earning their own living, not counting those who are surely earning a living after the good old orthodox fashion, in cooking. sweeping, sewing and spt jklng, and performing the other duties incident to raising broods of children and maintaining homes for husbands. It Is well known by this time that women have Invaded the business world as stenographers, bookkeepers, confidential secretaries and what not; that they have become doctors, lawyers and ministers without number, ami that thousands of them have achieved proprietorship in many lucrative branches of business. Yet a glance ut the official list of occupations in which thousands of others are gaining a livelihood Is calculated to scare the breath but of sturdy man hood. Who, for instance, would imagine that there are feminine fishermen and oystermen to the number of 1,805 In the United States? That Is the num ber according to the census schedule, and further than that, there are 1,047 stock raisers and drover* and 1,320 women are listed as "guides, trappers, hunters and scouts.” These are some of the leading occupations, but there are others without number, and when a list of this sort contains 213 lumbermen and woodchop pers, 154 sailors. 43 hack drivers. 19G blacksmiths, 31 brakeraen, 26 switch men, six ship carpenters. 167 masons, 126 plumbers and 879 policemen and watchmen, who will dare to say that woman's sphere is in any way re stricted? The census figures help to explain, perhaps, why it is that a man out of a job has so hard a time trying to land another one that will give him a liv ing. - RULES TO REGULATE FOOCB. A syllabns has been prepared by the commis sion appointed by the secretary of the treasury, the secretary of commerce and labor and the sec retary of agriculture to formulate rules and regu lations for the foods and drugs act, commonly known as the pure food law. In order that the interested parties may have to offer may be presented in a systematic and compact manner. These suggestions will be offered at a hearing to be held In New York between Septem ber 17 and September 28. The syllabus divides the questions of ruling Into 12 groups. They deal with the original package as pro pared for export, the collection of samples, hear ings and publications, the use of colors, flavors and preservatives, misbranding of foods and drugs, mixtures, compounds. Imitations and i blends, proprietary foods, drug adulteration and , misbranding confectionery, the establishment ol the government guarantee and the inspection of imported goods. Circulars announcing the field to be covered are being sent out to all the food manufacturers interested and those who wish to appear either in per- j son or by proxy or who wish to file briefs, are directed to make their reqv t t 4 *)r. Wiley, of the department of agriculture. 1 Whereas, Charles W. Boss, single, by tils cortnln deed of trust dated eightu day of December, A. D. 1888, and recorded on the 13tli day of De cember, A. D. 1888, in hook 27, page » ,2 of the records In the office of tlio county clerk and recorder of Bent county. Colorado, and now appearing of record In ilio transcribed record book B. page 27 2. In the records In tlio office of the county clerk and recorder hi Browers county, Colorado, conveyed to Herbert K. Ball, trustee, certain lands then situate, lying and being in the county of Browers and state of Colorado land now the county of Browers and state of Colorado) known and described as follows, to-wlt: The northwest quarter (N.VV. 1 i » of section twenty-eight <2x> township twenty seven *27) south, range forty-six (4*l) west of the sixth p. ni.. In trust to su cure to O. S. Bowman, payment of cer tain promissory note of even dale with said deed of trust for the principal sum of three hundred dollars, und in terest thereon, and Whereas, the said promissory noto lias been duly assigned to Morton Strain, who is now the legal owner and bidder thereof; and. Whereas, It la provided In said deed of trust that In case of default In the payment of said principal or Interest, or any part thereof, then the whole of said piTncip'il sum thereby secured, and the interest to the time of sale, might, at the option of the legal holder of said note, become due and payable, and said premises then bo sold at public vendue to the highest bidder at the Tremont street door of tlie court house In the city of Denver and county of Arapahoe (now the city ami county of Denver), stale of Colo rado. first giving thirty (30) days’ public notice of tlio time, terms and place of sale, and of the property to lie sold, by advertising in some news paper printed and published In the county in which the land Is situated, and Whereas, default has been made in the payment of the whole of the prin cipal of said note, together with all Interest thereon since the Ist day of December. A. I*. 1893. and Whereas, it is provided In sabl deed of trust that should the said Herbert K. Ball, trustee, fail or refuse, or be disqualified from acting hereunder. I that the said **. S. Bowman, or his as signs. should have full power to ap point a substitute in writing. who shall have the same powers which were In sabl deed of trust delegated to th** sabl Herbert K. Ball, and Whereas, the sabl Herbert 8. Ball Is wholly unable to act or tn make sale of sabl premises, and the legal owner and holder of said note has appointed In writing the undersigned 1* Wirt Markham as substitute and trustee in the pin the sabl Herbert K. Ball. and has requested the undersigned to make sab* of the said premises as aforesaid. Now. Therefore, the undersigned, L Wirt Markham, substitute, ami new trustee, will on THE KIHHTKKNTir DAY OF SICB TKM Brill. A. D. 1906, at the hour of 111 o'clock a. m. of said day. at the Tremont street door of the court house In the city and county of Denver, sell the sabl above described lands and premises. and the whole thereof, and all the right. title and equity of redemption of the said Charles W. Boss. Ills heirs and as signs therein, at public vendue for the highest and best price the same will bring in cash, for the purpose of sat isfying miiid note ami Interest, ami tlio expense of executing lids trust. I)uted at Lunar. Colorado, tills Bth day of August. A. D. 1906. L. WIRT MARKHAM. Substitute Trustee. | Whereas, mills W. Brown, single, by Ills certain deed of trust dated Btli day of December. A. D. 1 ■*•(**, and recorded on the 13th day of December, A. D. ISBK. In book 28. page 223, of the rec ords In the ollb. nt the county clerk and recorder of Bent county, Colorado, and now appearing of record In tlio transcribed record hook B. page 23G, in tin- records in the office of the county cb-ik and recorder of Browers county, Colorado, 'conveyed to Herbert K. Ball, trustee, certain lauds then stluutc*. lying und being In the county of Browers and state of Colorado (and now the county of Browers and statu ••r Colorado) known ami described as follows, to-wlt: The northeast quarter i s K > 4 ) of section twenty-two (22) township twenty-seven (27) south, range torty-slx (40) west of the sixth p. tn. In trust to secure to <). B. Bow man. payment of certain promissory note of even date With said deed of trust for the principal sum of three hundred ($300) dollars, and Interest thereon, ami vvneieas, the sabl promissory not** has been duly assigned to Morton Strain, who Is now the legal owner and holder thereof, and W hereas, it is provided In sabl deed of trust that lu case of default In the payim-nt of aid principal or Interest, nr nny part thereof, then Hi** whole of sabl principal sum thereby secured, and the Interest to the time of sale, might, at tin: option of the holder of sabl note. h'M'omo due ami payable, amt sabl premises then be sold at pub* li. vendu*' lu ilo- highest bidder at the Tremont xli**t door of the court bouse lu the city of Denver and county of Arapahoe (now the city and county of Denver), state of Colorado, tlrst giv ing thirty (30) days' public notice of the time, terms and place of sab*, and of the property to be sold, by advertis ing In some newspaper printed amt published In tbu county in which th*) land Is situated, and Whereas, d-d mlt Iwis been mad** In the payment of the whole of the prln • ipai in said note, together with all Interest thereon since tin* Ist day of December, A. I». IS!*:!, und Whereas, it is provided In sabl deed of trust that should the said Herbert K Ball, trustee, fall or refuse, or bo disqualified from voting hereunder, that th*- sabl •). S. Bowman, or Ills as signs. should have full power to ap point n substitute In writing, who snail have the same powers which w#u e in S lid deed of trust delegated to ti.e said Herbert K Ball, ami Whereas, the sabl Herbert K Ball is wholly unable to act or to make sale of ■ ml premises, ami th«* legal owner and holder of said note has appoints I 111 writing the undersigned L Wirt Mark barn as substitute aml trustee |n the place of til** raid Herbert K Mall. an.l has request*-*! the jmlerslgnod to make sale of the sabl premises as uforcsuld. Now. therefore, tin? undersigned. L Wirt Markham, substitute, and new trustee, will on the kkhitkknth DAY OF SEl’- TKM BK.lt. A. D. J9OG. nt the hour of 10 o'clock n rn of sabl dii\ at the Tremont street door of the court bouse, lu the citv and county nt Denver sell the sabl above described la mis and premises, and the whole thereof, and all the right, title and equity of redemption **f the sabl l/ouls W Itrown. bis heirs and assigns therein, at public vendue for the highest and best price the same will bring In rash, for the purpose of sat isfying sabl note and Interest, and the expense nt executing this trust. Dated at Limar. Colorado, this Bth day nt August. A .D. 190 G. 1,. WIRT MARKHAM. Hubs!ltiito Trustee. In Far 1.4 a “League for Upright Writing" lias been formed, and it taken a phrase from Georges Sand as its motto: “Upright writing on hori zontal paper with tho body held straight.” Tho league crusades against the English style of writing slanting and angular. Trnlch, It says Is no long er re*a!ly taught In England fir Amer ica. Slanting writing Is sai l to causa abort sight, “scholiosls,” and many other optical troubles. While a large band of Dukhobora, from Rusria. were in London the other day, on tiiclr way to Canada, many persons bought of them, for curioa, some of their brass utensils. They refused to take more than what each utensil had actually cost them. They have all things in common. When a box of candy was given a little girl she at once distributed the contents. After being engaged for seven weeks, under the auspices of the Duke of Argyll, in diving operations to re cover the gold that went down with n Spanish frigate 317 years ago iu Tobermory bay, Scotland, the attempt has been abandoned. The diver re ported that the exact position of tho ship could not be found. TRUSTEE’S SALE. TRUSTEE’S SALE. League for Upright Writing. Dukhobors Refuse Profit. Search for Treasure Given Up.