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Muskeg By VICTOR ROUSSEAU • Illustrations by R. H. Livingston* • C«nri|k W Stewart KM Caasaar (Continued from Page Two) with another Jerk. Wilton strode from the dining-room, his heart hurtling with indignation Who had brought liquor Into the caiupl It was a tiling dreaded by employer* of labor, almost more than the no euKional typhoid epidemics. While liquor was to he obtained within a radius of tlve-uud-tweuty miles, work would he practical!.!, suspended. With Idgt»> at Ids heels, lie strode fiercely out 100 uni the swamp. lll'.* Mil-keg was less Ilian three mile* away by the new road which had been cut from the camp to the ixiriage Wilton's heart sank at the thought of the men in the factor's place wit) Molly. The laborers were chiefly Hunkies and Galicians, docile as sheep wlieu sober, but changed by drink in to wild beasts. As they gn : be opposite bank they heard uita of drunken laughter, aic ■mentary Interval, McDonald's protest—and then a cry from Moo* They run at the lop of their speed, Wilton leading. He burst Into the store. It wat tilled with men. roaring and shout ing. they were drinking from their tin pannikins, which they had evident ly brought designedly from the cook house. and tilling iltem from a hogs head of liquor that stood In the center of the room. The old factor, wedged iu behind the counter, ids rigid uun iiutp at Ida aide, was pushing his left Into the faces of the grinning Hunkies. Molly, at the door of her room, her lips parted, her e<es dilated with fear, was surrounded by a ring of men < Mia of them had his huge paws on her •boulders, and, standing a little be hind, was trying to bend her back* ward toward him. Wilton took In the scene Inatan tane.c*s|v through the thick haze of •tin tobacco-smoke. Everything swum i.efore his eyes. With a hoarse roar of rage he leaped Into the center of the crowd, caught the rnsu who bad bis hands on kloliy. and. spinning him round, dashed his hats Into his face again and again until he wae unrec ognizable from the blood that covered his broken features. Screaming with pain, the man broke from him. Before the astonished Hunkies could colle t their wits Wilton was In their midst again. He drove them before him; he snatched up a bottle containing a guttered candle end. and. armed with this terrlbla weapon, brought It smashing down on their heads till he held only the splinters In his bleeding hands. Stupetl**il by this onslaught, the men ran for the door. But. Jamming In the entrance, the rear-most turned and faced him. Three men set on him, dealing savage kicks, and rushing at him, head down, like battering rams. One caught him In the pit of the stomach and sent hlru toppling ngalnst the coutiter. Instantly the whole mob was upon him with knives, screaming with rage. Wilton leaned against the counter, sick and weak for the moment, and unable to defend himself. But suddenly the mob was tlung violently away, and he saw IMgby. his lists flying like Halls striking out right arid left, and felling a man at every blow. The respite enabled him to regalu his feet, snatch up another bottle, and go to the Englishman's assistance. The Hunkies bad no stomach for any more. This time they made the door way, and ran at the top of their speed toward the portage, leaving Wilton and his assistant panting and ex hausted In their wuke. Wilton was about to go hack to Molly when suddenly he caught sight of two men who looked like Cauadlaus slinking Into the kitchen, which opened upon the side of the store. He recog nised them Instantly as the two fake policemen, Hackett and Touguay. and It was evident euough that they had brought the liquor to the portage. Shouting to Dlgby. he rushed after them. But they were through the kitchen and bad gained the opeu be fore he could get within a dozen paces. Dlgby had evidently uot understood Wilton's shout. "Good work, what?" he ejaculated -D'you have much of this sort. Mr Carruthers?" "i don't know," answered Wilton. "Itli Oe pan of our bus in mis to ana that there Isn’t any mori." "It wasn't «»n our school curriculum." I said the Kuglishmun thoughtfully. Wlltou only glam-ed at him. aud went Into the store Molly was on her j knees before her father, who had sunk Into a chair. The old man's face was ashen white, but. as Wilton ap pruu«-hed. he opened his eyes and glared at him. “I* —n ye!" he hissed with unimagin able fury. "This is your work ' Get j out of tuy store and never let me see 1 your face again!” He turned, and began to shuffle away, dragging his palsied leg. hl» right arm dangling. Wilton fell hack, ; and Mcliunald began to make hit j way upstairs. Wilton went up to Molly aud took 1 her In his arms. "Molly—Molly, dear. It's all right now.” he said anxiously. “Forgive I me! I couldn't have guessed those men would have been wild beasts like that. I thought Andersen could keep them In control. Thank God. I came | when I did!’’ "You weren't to Maine. Will,” sobbed , the girl: "and the men weren't. I don’t I think they would have done me any harm. It was the sight of you. Will, ! and the tight—I thought they had stabbed you— *' "I shall he In camp as long as It's open." answered Wilton. "Don't he 1 afraid any more. I'll see that no , more of tills stuff finds its way here. And tomorrow I'll make an exampla of the worst of them that won't be forgotten.” He soothed her and soon brought her hack to her noruml ••ondltion. As he grew cooler he began to realize that, as Molly had said, the men were not to Maine. In the morning few of them would have more than the va guest remembrance of the affair. It was the alcohol, acting as a physical and moral poison on them. "How did it happen?” be asked j presently. “And bow long have those | two outlaws been In the camp?" "They came here a week ago. Will," ! she answered. "They were very in- '< solent. and said that trouble was com i lug; they made all sorts of vagus J threats against you. They seemed to | want to make trouble for us." "They're here for some object. Mol ly." said Wilton. “It's to hinder the work, of course, but —there's metre to It than that.” ”1 think they want to frighten us away from the portage. Will," said Molly. "Tom Howyer has been here since I returned He told me that my futher was very ill; that he was using Ills Influence to get him |»eusloned. aud that the best thing we could do would he to leave the |Hirtage as soon as possible. “He w anted me to go to Winnipeg and study stenography, or anything else I chose. Hut I told him I couldn't take any steps without consulting you.” "Good for you. Molly, dear!” said Wilton. "lie hadn't guessed how things were between us. for he changed Instantly. He begun to threaten me. He swore that I should never marry you. and that he'd drive us from the |K»rtage. He went away mud with rage. When those two men came 1 connected their appearauce with him.” “You were right,” said Wilton. “But 1 don't think they’ll ahow their faces here again. Aud I'll see you every day now. Molly, dear, why didn't you write to me? 1 hoped for a letter every day. Why didn't you write?" **1 wasn't quite aure—-you’d want me to," she answered shyly. "You see. Will, It—our engagement- came about after I nursed you. And 1 thought, after you got back to Ctaytoo— I thought—that I'd Just wait.” “You thought that 1 might change. Molly r cried Wilton. She nestled close to him. “Not real ly. Will. But I—I don’t know, but somehow I—wanted to wait. 1 hated so to come back here, with you lying so 111. and I was so worried when Kitty didn’t answer my letters.” "Kitty didn't answer you?” “Only once, when you were nearly out of duuger. Perhaps that made me feel that- that I'd better not write to you. Will. But. of course, all her time was taken up with caring for you.” "She ought to have wrltteu you,” said Wilton. "That doesn't sound like Kitty. And- Molly, dear,” he con tinued. thinking of Kitty's projected stay at Big Muskeg. “I’ve got a sur prise for you next month. Just about the thing that would please you best In the world.” And as she looked at him In Inquiry, he drew her Into his arms aud kissed tier Nguln. “Promise me, dear, that you will never doiiht my love for you.” he pleaded. “I promise. Will," she answered, looking at him with shining eyes. "Never—never, dear!” “I'll have to go, Molly," said Wil ton. “Only until tomorrow, dear. And sleep quietly, because I'll give those men The lesson of their lives In the morning.'' (To Be Continued). WANTED—Clean cotton rags at The Register Office. Will pay 6c pound; can’t uae carpet rags or amall scraps. NOTICE OF REGISTRATION IN THE CITY OF LAMAR COLORADO. Primary Election. Pursuant to the statutes in such cases made and provided, viz.. Chapter sixty-seven of the Session Laws of the State of Colorado for 1917, public notice is hereby given that Alva Filkins, J. S. .McClung and Jesse D. Spooner have been duly appointed und have qualified as the Registration Committee in Regis tration District No. 1. in and for the City ol' Rainar, Stale of Colorado, said district comprising Flection Precincts numbers Um- «1 > Four t-t* and Fight (8l thut mi Tuesday the 22nd day of August and from day to day thereaf ter. for not less than three nor more than five days in all. and between the hours of noon and nine o'clock I*. M of each such »lay, the suid Registratiuii ( '.llllllllll shall meet fol- 111.- purposc ••f registering dul> qualified electors ill . ucli of I lie sevei ul Precincts of said • li-iii.-i. Hint suid Registration Com mittee Mill muke stud registration in the Court Room in the County Court House in said City of Lamar. Any persons wlio voted ut the last general elecetlon, and who have not chunged their former residence, need not appear ns llieir names appear on the permanent registration books. Any elector who is already register ed. whether by virtue of having voted at lb*- preceding election, or has ap peared in person and registered at the time the Registration Committee Is sit ting. or who bus previously been reg istered at the office of the County Clerk and who is personally known to the Registration Committee may register an\ person or persons to the number of not more Hihii three, or any member of bis family. Including servants, to any number thereof who reside and have resided at the same address for at least ninety days, last past. In all such eases said elector shall furnish the information required of all electors relative to name, whether married or singl* . place of residence, as to natural ization. description of person. as to height, size. age. complexion, etc. pro fession and employment, and post office address. In addition to the original registra tion h\ the Registration Committee, original registrations may be made Ht nnv time up to within three days of .n* Primary Election by the County Clerk upon any qualified elector per sonally appearing before said County Clerk together with two vouchers who are dulv registered electors of the pre cinef in which said elector desires to registered Dated at I,amnr. Colorado, this 2nd •h. \ of August. A. D. 1922. JNO. W. PROWERS. Countv Clerk Ry CURTIS H. GENTRY. Deputy. (SEAL) Flr«t Pub.. Aug 2 1922 last Put*. Aug I*. 1922. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior U. S. Ruud Office at Lamur, 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 itional Stock-raising Homestead Entry. No. 027381. for EVfcSW'* and SKI*. Section 33. Township 26 8.. Range 48 W., *;th Principal Meridian, has filed notice of intention to make Final Three-year Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before The Register of the United States Land Office, at Lamar. Colorado, on the 14th day of September. 1922. Claimant names as witnesses: Charles Johnson. R. W. Piper. Earl Hill. Calvin Hill, all of Lamar. Colorado. Route "A.” A. L. BEAVERS. Register. First Pub., July 19. 1922. Laal Rub. Aug. 23. I tit. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office at Lamar, Colorado. July 18. 1922. Notice is hereby given that George F Chriateson. of Lamar. Colorado, who. on January IV. 1919. made Stock-Rais ing Homestead Entry, No. 023906. for Lota 3-4. B'4 NW*4 Sec. 2. T. 25 8.. Kg. IN W and SW*4 Section 33. Township •4 S Range 4N W 6th Principal Mer idian' lias filed notice of Intention to make final three year proof, to es tablish claim to the land •5 OT * i scribed, before Register. U. 8 Of fice. at Lamar. Colorado, on the 20th dav of September. 1922. Claimant names as witnesses: Rav Miller, of Lamar. Colo. Harrison Richard of Umar, Colo Fred Clark, of Lamar. Colo. Fred Sweet, of Caddoa. Colo A. L. RE WERS. Register. First Pub. -Tilly 26. 1922. T. Pub. Aug SO. 1922 NOTICE FOR PI’BLICATION Department of the Interior U. S Land Office ut Lamar. Colorado. '".Notice 1 is hereby given that William F Fain, of Lamar. Colorado. Route B . w|,o. »n March 3U. 1918. made Home stead Entry. No. 025343. for West half (\V' .>. Section 13. Township 25 South. Range 46 West. 6th Principal Meridian, has filed notice of Intention to make Final Three-year proof, to establish claim to the land above described. Ibe fore The Register of the Uni ed States Land Office, at Lamar. Colorado, on the 14th day of September. 1922 Claimant names as witnesses: Gibs II Strong. G. P. Beagle. John \V Delphenlch. * ecll llollla. all of Lamur. Colorado. _ „ , A. L. BEAVERS. Register. First l*ub.. July 19. Last Rub. \ug. 23. lilt NOTICE FOK PUBLICATION Department of the Interior U. S. Land office at I-amar. Colorado, J "Notice is hereby given that Oil* Bert Kuamlsel. of Larnar. Colorado, who. on November 19. 1917. made Homestead entry. No. V 24936. for Lota 1. 2. EVfc NW * 4 and NE*4 of Section 31. ship 21 South. Range 45 . WeS .V , Principal Meridian, has filed notice of intention to make three >'* ar . Pro °*: establish claim to the land ahove des crlbed. before the Register of the United States Land Office, at Lamar Colorado, on the 29th day of August. 1922. Claimant names as witnesses: Cecil Hollis. George Lolse. H. L. 81ms. Louis Hoppe r.ll of S ro |f ra , d °' A. L BEAVERS. Register First Pub . July 5. 1922. Last Pub.. AUg. 9. 1922. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior t;. S. Land office at Lamar. Colorado. Notice is "hereby given that John E. Ashbaugh. of Lamar. Colorado. Route • A." who. on Augusts.. 1917. made llwn*- it end entry No. 024535 for the 8WH, Si.. NWV* 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 NH Nw *4• Section 9. Township 2? South. Ranee 48 West. 6th Principal Meridian, has filed notice of Intention to make three v.-ar Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before the Reg i-ter of the United States Land Office, it Lamar. Colorado, on the 29th day of Vurust. 1922 Claimant names as witnesses: C E Wattles. P 8 Bates L F Bar her, and C C Wattles all of Lamar. Colorado Route "A.” A L BEAVERS Register. First Pub. July 6 1922 Last Pub,. Aug 9. !»**■ NOTICE OF PUBLIC TRUSTEE’S SALE Whereas, Lena Carboneau and Joseph Carboneau. by deed of trust dated the 20th day of February, 1919, which is recorded in Book 123, ut Rage 9a. 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 the date thereof until maturity at the rate of seven per cent. per xnniini, interest payable semi-annually, as per eit pons, both principal and inlet - ••si coupons drawing interest after maturlt) si tha rate ..r ten pei cent pet annum, as Is more particularly set torth in suld deed of trust, reference to which is hereby inude for greater certainty; and. Whereas, the said Lena Carboneau und Joseph Carboneau. In and by their said deed of trust. covenanted and agreed to pay and discharge In due seuson all assessments and prior liens on said property; and. Whereas. there were assessments made against said water rights amount ing to $487.28. which were prior liens thereon, and the said Lena Carboneau and Joseph Carboneau failed to pay the same and the nald water rights were advertised to be sold on July 5. 1922 on account of said assessments; and. Whereas, to save said water rlghta the holder of the said note paid the fmoußt of said assessment on July 5. Whereas, the said Lena Carboneau and Joseph Carboneau. and all persons claiming by. through or under them, have defaulted in the payment of the principal of said note and of the In terest on said note due February 20, 1922; and of the said water assessment and. Whereas, the legal holder of the said note has in writing, on account of aald defaulta. declared a violation of the covenant* of said deed of trust and elected to advertise the property there in described for sale and has demanded sale by the undersigned; Now. therefore, at the written re quest of The Mortgage Investment Com pany. the legal holder of said note, and pursuant to law. I. the undersigned Public Trustee In and for the County ..f Prowers. Colorado, do hereby give notice that I will, at the hour of 10 o'clock In the forenoon of Monday, the 31st day of August, 1922, at the front door of the County Court House in Lamar, In said 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 as Ihe 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, together with all water rights, dlteh rights snd reservoir rights thereto belonging or In any way appertaining, and Including one hund red forty-four shares of the capital stock of The Fort Bent Ditch Company, as evidenced by certificates Issued by ihe said The Fort Bent Ditch Company, the present owners of the canal from which said water right Is derived, and all the right, title and Interest of Ln* Carboneau and Joseph Carboneau. their heirs and assigns therein, for the pur pose of paying the principal sum of sl.son on. together with Interest thereon at the rate of seven per cent, per annum from August 20. 1921. to February 20. 1922. and ten per cent per annum there after. and Interest on a sixty-three dollar coupon from February 20. 1922. at the rate of ten per cent per annum, and $487 2* paid for water assessments with Interest thereon from July 5. IMS at ten per cent. per annum and the costs and expenses of executing this trust, snd will deliver to the pur chaser a certificate of sale as provided by law Dated at Lamar. Colorado. July 19 1922. J RUSSELL MAYFIELD. Public Trustee In and for the County of Prowers Colorado. Firat Pub.. July 19. 1922 I-as t Pub.. Aug. 16. 1922. MONEY TO LOAN W«* are now able to take care of your farm loans. Drop In and see us. Taylor & Frick, Eli W. Gregg, Mgr. iiinmin nmiiiiiiiiiiiimmiiHiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiniinimmiiii,^, | 1 E s 1 We Invite You to Do Your Bank- § 1 ing Business With This Bank | | We handle Checking, Savings and E r. Trust Accounts r E x = SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES = = i 1 4 PER CENT ON SAVINGS | Lamar National Bank 1 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS i; I CM LEE, B. T. McCLAVE, M. J. McMILLIN E E A DEETER. W. W. COOPER. E | R. E. ADAMS | mum iimmiHfr NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS. Notico la hereby given that sealed proposals will be received at tho office of the County Clerk of Prow era County. Colorado, until noon of Tuesday, August 15th, 1922, lor the loading and hauling of Pit Uun Gravel from Clay Creek to various points on Stulo Loud No. 24, locally known as the Luiuur-Spring field Loud. Spreading of the gravel is uot to be a part of this work. Bids will be received on the four-mile section south or the correction line known us "Section K." beginning at the south end of "Section D" on the section line between Sections 8 und 17 of Township 26 8.. Lunge 464 VV. and extending four miles south. Time for completion being Important, consideration will he given to the time specified for completion in the propos uls. All proposals must he accompanied by u certified check in the amount ..r Ten (10 per cent) Per Cent of the ag gregate sum of the hid. The auccessful bidder will be requir ed to give a surety Bond in the amount not less than Fifty (50 per cent) Per Cent of the contract price. The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids. For further Information, plans and specifications, apply to the County Clerk of Prowers County. I-amnr. Col orado. or Resident Engineer. Highway Department. I-aninr. Colorado By Order of the Board of County Commissioners. (SEAL). JNO. W. PROWEBS. County Clerk By Curtis IT Gentry. Deputy Clerk First Pub.. July 26. 1922 Last Pub.. Aug 9. 1922 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior U. 8 Land office at l-auiar. Colorado. July 3, 1922. Notice la hereby given that Cepltus B. Ketner. of Box 33. It. F. D. "A”. Lunar. Colorado, who, on August 17. 1917, made Homestead Entry, No. 024592. for NW Vi. NttSWK. »nd SW Vi NE Vi . of Section 15, Township 27 South. Lange 47 West. 6th Principal Meridian, and who. on January 13. 1919. made Additional Homestead Entry. No 024 594. for SW«4SW>4. Section 15; RUSWti. SWSW*4. W*4SE>4. BE*i - SE*i. Section 9; and BW«4BWVi. Section 10. Township 27 S. Range 47 W 6th Principal Meridian has filed notice of Intention to make Final Three-year Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, before The Register of the United States Land Office at I-aniar. Colorado, on the 13th day of Sepf ember. 1922. Claimant names as witnesses: Hollle Knighton. W D. Knighton. M A Fill man. Nardssa Knighton, all of Izmir. Colorado. Route “A.” A. L. HEAVERS. Register First Pub.. July 19. 1922. I-ast Pub.. Aug. 23. 1923. LOST— Ore white Chester White Sow, weight 160 pounds. Finder Call The Register Office. liberal Reward. Rubber stamps; daters; seals; brass and enameled door signs; prices right. Call afternoons. C. A. Hansen, 112% South Main. rSWHIBPBTSTB wmmmmr fDTonfght 111 t* ton* and itrangtlwn tha organa of digestion and eliml nation, improve appetite, atop elek headaches, rat lava bil iousness, eorrect constipation, ▼hay eat promptly, pleasantly, i mildly, yet thoroughly Tomorrow Alright W. A. ZIMMER DRUG CO.