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THE COLONEL’S WIFE
BY
WARREN EDWARDS
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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.

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