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Muskeg By VICTOR ROUSSEAU * Illustrations by R. H. Livingstone CsvrricW kr Stowsrt KIM C»sm* (Continued from Page Two) Ills mind. ulmple and direct, worked In straightforward ways. However, lie had been too hard hit over Joe's death to make room for m new trou ble. And he could not have refused Molly. CHAPTER IV "In the King's Name!" But he worried over the situation all night, and In the morning Molly saw with alarm that he was In a fe verish condition. He should never have left his bed. and the Journey »eemed impossible. "I’ve got to go. Molly," was all Wilton could say. "Then." she said with sudden deci sion. “I shall go with you. You can't travel alone. Your men may be faith ful euough, hut It Is my right to go. 1 And you'll never get to the meeting j without some one to take care of you J oh the way. That's iny condition. Promts* me—or else I’ll lock the store door, Will, and I've got a padlock that even you couldn’t force.” Molly seemed to be animated by a resolution as feverish as hi- own. Jules Halfhead had not fulfilled his intention of absenting himself, prob ably on account of the storm, which had made the security of the store seem preferable to life In the foresta. He was faithful to the factor, and had never deserted him In need He ooutd take cere of him during the four er five deye of her absence. Wilton wee forced to yield. "But yon muet make sure that Julee win euy." he enld. "Hell understand He’ll stay." an swered the girt. "He's never run away whan I was goue to Moose Lake or Winnipeg.” Molly weal mp to the factor’s room with the falat hope of reaching some anderetandlng- -of plumbing her fa- Ibar'e feeling against Wilton and ever coming It. "Mr. Garruthers is getting ready to get" aha said. "He la very til. He is too week to travel alone, but he muet take Joe Boetock’a body beck to Clay ton.’’ “Oh, ayel" said the factor, suturing. "He needs car* and attention during the Journey. So lam going with him." Tim factor eat up In bed. transfixing her with a look of fury. "You. lase you will go with Wilton Carruthers to Clayton!’’ he cried. “Ye wluna come harne, tbeo! Mark me. now. I’ve done with you for aye ! Molly, lass, ye wlnna go!" he pleaded, with a sudden change of tone. "Think of your good name in Clayton! I havens reared ye to have ye desert me in my old age sod sick nest. Molly." She turned quickly away to keep her tears from falling. "Jules can take care of you for a few day*, fu ther." site said. "It’s not an If you were helpless. And his life Is at | stake." "And mebbe he'll die if you don’t stay with him when ye get to Clayton, eh. lass?" rasped out the factor In withering acorn. That scorn nerved her: to his weak ness she had almost yielded. She weut down and dressed herself for the Jour- : uey. She helped VYlltou on with m mackinaw, and put a caribou robe In the sleigh Then, while the uieu were harnessing the dogs, struck by a sud den thought, she stooped and began to examine the tracks of the snow shoes about the edge of the portage THay ran confusedly in all directions for the marks had -been made by seven different pairs—those of Bowyer and Chambers and their Indian; those of Wilton end hla two half-breeds; those of the deaf-mute. Of these Wilton’s were blurred ami almost iodietlnguiahable, made by bis dragging feet as she pulled him up from the swamp. But even had the vague purpose In Molly’s mind been oloar to her. there would have been a# aaed to examine those. The reet were all similar in ona respect —none had a broken string. Wilton and Molly bad arranged that he was to travel In the sleigh, to which a second had been attached, bearing Jee'a body In a roughly made coffin constructed by the men The dog were harnessed, and they started It was a little moie than dfty miles to Olay ton Traveling along the cleared road. Chs distance could be apTared La two dam Ih« d«»gs ran well, the weather wat clear and fine, and Wilton felt well enough to walk a good deal. Theii dinner was almost like a picnic. By evening the railhead had come inr sight in the distance, the empty camp. \ the long sheds with the miscellany of i supplies, the locomotive shops, and the great ballast pits beside the line. As the dogs climbed the last hill | there caiue yelping from the cleared , way behind them. Looking back, they ' perceived a sled approaching. Two men walked beside It. and the dog- > sighting Wilton's, yelped In challenge ! which was taken up lu un outburst of j answering growls. The sled drew in toward them, and Ihe men resolved themselves Into s 1 sergeant aud a countable of the moiiui ed police. Wilton had stopped hit dogs, but the newcomers did not halt and went on. with curt greetings toward the caehe. A little surprised at their abruptness Wilton let the sled precede ids sleigh As the dogs were eager for their meal he sent Papillon ahead with them, and followed more leisurely with Molly. : They arrived at the cache a few min utes after tlie half-breeds, to find the two policemen waiting for (hem, while | the two men were unharnessing the dogs. Auderseu. the old Swedish care taker, was standing beside Joe's coftin with a stunned look ou his face. The policemen were not of prepossessing appearance. The elder man, the ser gegnt, was about forty years of age He had fair hair, drooping mustache, u slight cast In one eye. and an ex pression of sullen Insolence. Ills com panion. a short, stocky young fellow, looked hardly less surly and evidently , 111 at eii'f "Evening, Mr. Carruthers." said the 1 sergeant bruskly. “I'm sergeant l*e fers, and this Is Constable Myers, j That's Joe Bostock's body you’re tiring- j lug In. I guess." Wilton was staggered. "Yes. If’* .Ine." lie said, gulping. "How did you [ get the news?" The policemen exchanged glances I'eters smiled scornfully under his long mustache. "It's known, all right. It's our Job to know them thing*." h« answered. "I’m taking charge of It to tiring it In for the Inquest." "Hut you are not from Clayton." said Wilton, who. of cours*. knew all th* members of the small force of police that was stationed there. "We're from the Pas." answered th* sergeant shortly. From the Pas! That explained how the sled had come along the road be hind him. Bowyer must have discov ered the fact of Joe's death In som* manner, and had probably spread the 1 news. Wilton surmised that Jules Halfhead had somehow mauaged te tndb-ate the fact to him. The constable solved his problem. "We was on patrol." he vouchsafed. "Aud we met parties who told u* about Joe lh .stock having met with an accident, and that you was bringing him In.” "TliatTl be all 1” snapped the ser grant, looking angrily at Myers, who subsided promptly. *T guess this young woman Is Molly McDonald V bs continued. "This lady la Miss McDonald," said Wilton angrily, "and you’ll keep a civil tongue In your head, sergeant." Peters looked hint up and down inso lently. aud for a moment or two the rneu faced each other In an aggressive attitude. Then the eergeaut. sneering, swung on his heel. Wilton did not know what to make of his attitude, for the police were always friendly. Andersen't room was placed at Mol ly’s disposal, and after Wilton bad seen to her comfort he went outside the shack. The dogs were yelping and snarling over their fish from the cache. Pa pillon had Just finished feeding them, and Wilton thought Peters had been speaking to him. Probably the ser geant was trying to obtain Informa tion. The Swede came up to Wilton, hold ing a pan of sizzling brown potatoes. "I can’t believe It. Mr. Carruthers." be said. "Only last week he passed through here with you. Gosh, he waa a fine man. Joe was! How did It hap pen? Aud you’re hurt yourself, sir,” he continued, glancing at Wilton’s arm. "Joe was shot at ray side In the woods. The same bullet hit me. I don’t know who fired the shot. But Tni going to know." said Wilton grimly. "M.v God. It’s all up with the line yet!" muttered the old man. with drawing to hla fire. Wilton l«K>ked at Molly, who had come out of the bedroom aud was standing near hliu. Anderseu's sxcla matlon had gaged the whole situation. Wilton felt physically nauseated by the heat In the shack, the unpleasant ness of the situation, and a recurrence ' of pain In Ills wound. He went over to Andersen. "Do you happen to know either of those fel- i lows?" he asked. "I never saw them before, sir." said the old man. “I guess they ain’t from i these parts, from the looks and the ! ways of ’em." (To Be Continued). PIANO FOR SALE—A bargain 408 South 6th street. Notice of Application to Lease State Land. Office of the Statu Board of Land Commissioners. Denver, Colo., June 30. 1922. Notice. Is hereby given that Marsenn .1. McMtllen, whose post office address Is Carlton, Colorado, baa made application No. R-llitl to lease the following dt-s --crihed School Lands. altuate In Prowers County. Colorado, to-wlt: All of Sec. 16. Twp. 21 S.. Range 45W. (Crazing applications Notice Is further hereby given that all other persona desiring to file an application to lease all or any part of this tract of land must file same In this office prior to August 2. 1922 as no other application to lease the above described lands will be considered after said dnte. GEORGE STEPHAN Register State Board Land Cnmni’rs. First Pub.. July S. 1922 Last Pub.. July 26. 1922. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the interior U. S. Land Office at Lamar, Colorado, July 11. 1922. Notice Is hereby given thut Harry M. Con well, of Lamar, Colorado. Route A", who, on February 10. 1921. made Ad ditional Stock-raising Homestead Entry. No. U 27384, for and SE'.i. Section 33, Township 26 S., Range is \v . 6th Principal Meridian, has filed notlcc of intention to make Final Three-year Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before The Register of tlie United States Ltiul Office, at Lamar. Colorado, on tlx ittli day of September. 1922. Claimant names as witnesses: Charles Johnson. If. W. Piper, P.url Hill. Calvin Hill, nil of Lamar. Colorado. Route "A." A. L. BEAVERS. R.g,si. i First l'ub., July 19. 1922. Last Pub., Aug. 23, 1922. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior L\ £>. land Office at Lamar, Colorado. [July 3. 1922. Notice i> hereby given that iVphut- B. Ketner, ol imx It, a F D I 1-ainar, Colorado, who. on August 17. 1917. made Homestead Entry, No. 024692. . foi N\V * 4 . N 8 W **. NW«4 SE ! 4 . and SWINE'*, of Section 15. Township 27 I South. Range 17 West. 6th Principal Meridian, and who. on January 13. 1919. made Additional Homestead Rntr>. No. 024694. for SWU.MVV'4. Section 16; IK'sStt'U. S\V««SW>4. W V*SE >4 . SE >4 SE'«. Section 9; and SW'iSW'., Section | 10. Township 27 S . Range 47 W . fith i Principal Meridian has filed notice of intention to make Final Three-yeai Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before The Register of the United States Land Office, at Lamar. Colorado, on the 13th da> of September. 1922. Claimant names as witnesses: Hollle Knighton, W. D. Knighton. M. A Fillman. Narcissa Knighton, all of Lamar, Colorado. Route "A.” A. L. BEAVERS, Register First Pub.. July 19. 1922 Last Pub., Aug. 23, 1922 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the interior U. S. Land Office at Larnar. Colorado. July 8. 1922. Notice in hereby given that William F. Fain, ol Lamar, Colorado. Route "B", who. on March 30. 1918. made Home stead Entry. No. 026346, for West half (W'a), Section 13, Township 26 South. Range 46 West, 6th Principal Merldiun. has filed notice of intention to make Final Three-year Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, be fore The Register of the United Staten Land Office, at Uttnr, Colorado, on the nth day ..t September. 1992 Claimant names as witnesses (.lies H. Strong. O. P. Beagle, John W. Delphenich. (Veil Hollis. all of Lamar. Colorado A L BEAVERS. Register First Pub.. July 19. 1922 List Pub. Aug. 23. 1922. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior U. 8. I*»nd office at Lamar, Colorado. June 26. 1922. Notice is hereby given that oil* Bert Rusniisel, of Lamar, Colorado, who, on November 19. 1917. made Homestead entry. No. 024936. for Lota 1. 2. Ety NW*« and NE'i of Section 31. Town ship 24 South. Range 46 Weat. Ct It Principal Meridian, has filed notice of Intention to make three year Proof, to establish claim to the land above des cribed. before the Register of the United States Lind Office, at Lamar Colorado, on the 29th day of Auguat, 1922. Claimant names as witnesses: Cecil Hollis. George Lolse. 11. L. Sims. Louis Hoppe, all of Lamar. Colorado A I- BEAVERS. Register First Pub. July 6. 1922 Last Pub.. Aug 9. 1922. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior. U. 8. Land Office at Lamar. Colorado. May 26. 1922. Notice is hereby given that Varner \. Nelson, of Lamar. Colorado. Route "B”. who, on December 19, 1919, made homestead entry. No. 026965. for South east Quarter (8E14). Section 33. Town ship 23 S. Range 45 W.. «th Principal Meridian, has filed notice of intention to make final three year proof, to es tablish claim to the land above de scribed. before the Register and Re ceiver of the United States Land Office, at Lamar. Colorado, on the 15th dav of August. 1922. Claimant names a» witnesses: Ross M. «'urry. of Latnar. Colo. Charles O. Staples, of Granada. Colo. Ohurlea Goodwin, of Lamar. Coloraife Route "B.*‘ _ _ Ralph Darla nd, of Lamar. Colorado. Route BEAVERS. Register. Flrat Pub.. June 21. 19*2. Last Pub.. Julv 2b. 1932. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior L*. S. Land office at Lamar. Colorado. June 26. 1922. . _ Notice ia hereby given that John E. Ashbaugh. of Lamar. Colorado. Route ••A." who, on August*. 1917. made Home stead entry No. 024535 for the BWV 4 • St:. \\vt; of Section 9. Township 27 8. Range 48 West. 6th P. M.. and who on June 13. 1922, made Additional Home stead entry No. 028307 for NW%. Section 9. Township 27 South. Range 48 West. 6th Principal Meridian, lias filed notice of intention to make three year Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before the Reg ister of the United States Land Office, at Lamar. Colorado, on the 29th day of August. 1922 Claimant names as witnesses: C. E. Wattles. P S. Bate-, L. F. Bar her, and C. C. Wattles, all of Lamar. Colorado. Route "A." A. L BEAVERS. Register Flrat Pub. July 5 1922 Last Pub Aug 9. 1922 LOST —One white Chester White Sow, weight 150 pounds Finder Call The Register Office liberal Reward NOTICE OF PUBLIC TRUSTEE’S SALE Whereas, L« na Carboneau and Joseph Furboneau, by deed of trust dated the 20th day of February. 1919, which Is recorded in Book 123. at Page 95. of the records of the office of the county clerk and recorder of Prowers County. Colorado, duly conveyed to the Public Trustee in and for said County of Prow - ers. certain lands and water rights in said deed of trust described, to secure the payment of their promissory note of even date with said deed of trust for the sum of Eighteen Hundred Dol lars ($1,800.00). payable to the order of Albert E. King three years after the date thereof, with interest thereon from tin- date thereof until maturity at the rate of seven per cent. per annum, interest payable seml-aiinuall> . as |n-r cupons, both principal and inter est coupons drawing interest after maturity ut the rat.- of ten per c-nt. per annum, as Is more particularly s« I forth in said deed of trust, reference to which is hereby made for greater certainty;, and. Whereas, the said Lena Carboneau and Joseph Carboneau. in and by theii said deed of trust. covenanted and agreed to pay and discharge in due season all assessments and prior lien on said property: and. Whereas. there were made against said water rights amount ing to 14R7.28. which were prior Hem thereon; and the said Lena Carboneau and Joseph Carboneau failed to pay the same and the shl<l water rights were advertised to l»e sold on July 6. 1922 on account of said assessments: and. Whereas, to save said water rights the holder or the said note paid the amount of snlil assessment on July ■>. 1922: and. Whereas, the said Lena Carboneuu and Joseph Cat honenti. and all persons claiming by. through or under them, have defaulted in the payment of tin principal of said note and of tlie in terest on said note due February '.’it 1922; and of the said water assessment and. Whereas, the legal holder «<f tin- sunl note has in writing, on account of said defaults, declared a violation of the covenants of said deed of trust and elected to advertise the property there in described for sale and baa demanded sale by the undersigned. Now. therefore, at the written i«- <luest of Tin- Mortgage Investment Com pany. the legal holder of said note, and pursuant to law. I. the undersigned I’ubllc Trustee in and for the Count \ ~f Prowers. Colorado, do hereby givr notice that I will, at the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon of Monday, the Jlst dav of August. 1922. at the front door of the County Court House In Ijiinnr, in xaid Prowers County. Colo rado sell at public auction for the highest and best price the same will bring In cash, all the premises In said deed of trust, which are described u.- the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter, the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter, the northeast quart er of the southwest quarter and the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section two in township twenty-three south. of range forty seven west, situate in Prowers Countv. State of Colorado, to gather with all water rights, ditch rights and re-ervolr rights thereto belonging or in any way appertslnlng. and Including one hund red forty-four shares of the capital -■lock of The Fort Bent Ditch Company, a« evidenced by certificates Issued by the said Th. Fort Bent Ditch Company the present owners of the canal from which said water right Is derived and all the right, till* and Interest of Lena Carboneau and Joseph Carboneau. their heirs and assign- therein, for th* pur pose of paying the principal sum of fI.BOO.AA. together with Interest th* r. on at the rate of -even per cent, per annum from August 2« 1921. to February 20. I9' , ‘' and ten percent per annum there after. and Interest on a sixty-throe dollar coupon from February 2A. 1922 hI the rate of ten per cent per annum and 1487 28 paid for wafer assessments with Interest thereon from July 5. 1922 at ten per cent per annum and the costs and expenses of executing Mils trust, and will deliver to the pur chaser a certificate of -ale ar provided h\ law' Dated at Dmir. Colorado. July 19 1922 .1 RUSSELL MAYFIELD. Public Trustee In and for the County of Prowers Colorado First Pub. July 19. 1922 I.a s t Pub. Aug. IC. 1922. MONET TO LOAN We are now able to take care of your farm loans. Drop in and see us. Tayior & Frick, Eli W. Gregg. Mgr. = | | We Invite You to Do Your Bank- | 1 ing Business With This Bank § I We handle Checking, Savings and i - Trust Accounts E g s | SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES \ I 4 PER CENT ON SAVINGS § Lamar National Bank 1 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS \ = C M. I.EE, B. T. McCLAVE, M. J. McMILLIN | E A DEETER, W. W. COOPER. E E R E ADAMS S iS'imiiiiuimimmim NOTICE TO BIDDERS Bids will be received by the (stale iligiiway DcpL, of (Joluiudo, until 2 P. M., tlie Jlsl day ol July, A. D. 1922, and will Ibeii be opened for the con- ruction of Colo. Federul Aid Project No. 163 .Section A", which in u gravel surfacing Project, beginning uiie-half mile West of Granada. Colo., aud ex tending westerly 5.668 nil. Bids must be on standard forma, en closed in u euled envelope, and labled. "iTopuaui for the const ruction of Colo rado Federul Aid Project No. 168-A." The Biute Highway Dept., will uol be responsible for the premulure opening of bids not properly labled. Bids will be received st the office of the State Highway Engineer, Denver, • 'olorudo. A certified check for tlie sum of |2,r.u0.00 (Bidders’ bond not acceptable) payuble to the Stale Highwu> Engineer miiHt be deposited with all bids, and receipt taken therefor from the Chief Clerk. Bids will he for the following Classen of work: 1: Timber Piling 200 lln. ft. 2: Timber 0.725 M. Bd. ft. Excavation. Common 2800 cu. yds. 4: Borrow Fill 19000 cu. yds. 5: Overhaul 100 Sta. yds. 6: Gravel Surfacing 59720 sq. yds. 7: Cone.. Class "A" 80 cu. yds. 8: Cone.. Class "B” 18 cu. yds. 9: Reinforcing 5888 lbs. 10: 15" Corr Metal Pipe 334 lln. ft. 11: 18” Corr. Metal Pipe 84 lln. ft. 12: 20” Corr. Metal Pipe 8 lln. ft 13: 33" Mlaek Iron Siphon Pipe 90 lln. ft Time hdng Important, the dnte net I for completion of thin Projeet will be given consideration In awarding this Contract. Each proposal must be for all items to seeueonsideralion and inch pro i posnl will he eonnldered on Ihe basis of the total of the Items, exeept that sep arate hid- will he received for grading Mini cone work when deemed advisable by the State Highway Engineer. Bids must he upon the plans and • peelflentlons on file Alternate plans or • perlflratlons will not he considered. Plan- and specifications will he on file In th*- office of the 9fat. Highway Dept Denver and the County Clerk’s office. Latnar. Colo The State Hlghwar Engineer reserves the right to releet nnv or all bids L D RLAUVELT State Hlghwnv Engineer NOTICE OF ADJUSTMENT DAY. Estate of Andrew J. Miller. Deceased No. 2192. All persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified to pre • nt them for adjustment to the Coun ty Court of Prowers Countv. Color on the 24th dny of Julv. A. D. 192?. JAMES K DOUGHTY. Administrator First Pub. June 21. 1922. Last Pub.. July 19. 1922. iiiiiiiiiimniiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiii ROY T. HAC.AN AUCTIONEER Your Business Solicited. FARM SALES A SPECIALTY Phone at My Expense. Phone I .amar I85-W 701 South Third St. Lamar, - - - - Colorado o Jn W. A. ZIMMER DRUG CO.