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ijuctantly, Miller repeated his r'toi! Sheriff Applegate. Under (circumstances he was not sorry ?t ho lu to be returned to the iltenOary, for ho recognized that life at. large would not be sale 'loDg- aa Shorty and Doblo were ag the bills. e aherlff gave Crawlord a re ?lor the gold after they had ited lt.and found none mlaalng. ho old cattloman rose from the bib pad reached for his hat. *COme on, son," ho said to Dare, fir gay we've done a good day's rark. Both of us were under a clond. ..Now wo're clear. Apple | gate, you'll got both of the confes Mom of Miller fixed up, won't you? HI .want, the one about George noblo'B death to toko with me to (e;governor of Colorado. I'm tak a'.tho train tomorrow. VTUj have the district attorney Yt^p tho papers," the sheriff prom Jfson Crawford hooked .an hdor the elbow of Sanders !t the office. n wonderln' about one thing, SJijhe said. "Did Mlllor kill Doblo accldontally or on xpl" <: Bft Denver bartender said they been-'quarrellng a good deal, fcrere having a row at the very jj*Then I met them.at tho gate of corral. It's a tonto-ono shot Illl.er took the chance to plug * 3d mako mo pay for It." B likely, but we'll nevo' ( Son, you'vo had a rotten handed you." Jbody can give yon back tho r.df yore life you'vo lost," the letnan wont on. "But we'll get ..i'focord straightened out. anv gwyl so that won't stand against ^fil know ono IIT girl will he *'1to hear tho news. Joy always ttok out that you were treat . imeful." nterejs somethln' else I'm goln' jive put Into tho minutes of the xt'j'.meetln', Davo," Crawford ?"Son. "And that's yoro olectlon surer of the company. I want i around mo that I can ..ton." iddn't ? know anything about CO or about bookkeeping," Isold. Mr learnt. I want some ono treasurer that's lovol-halded i ojoWs how to mako a quick! lien ho has to, somo one that | ? i?' 8fay stuff in his cocoa-1 te'a'Nye'U fix a salary when we S goln'. . You and Bob are goln' ?lavo the active management of iooncern. Cattle's my line, an' m>to stick to It. Him and you talk It over and fix yore dutleB "!?ey won't conflict. Burns, of ?, will run the actnal drill 'He's an A1 man. Don't let him m & .?ve was profoundly touched. > man could be kinder to his own V'could show more confidence; HmJ .than Emerson Crawford > one who had'no.daiins upon I ^murmured a dry "Thank ; then, feeling this to be in nafej added, "I'll, try to see you Regret this." i cattleman was a' 'shrewd If . men. His action now was .ajad solely upon humanitar notlves. It was good business ake it worth his while to stick rawford's; en torprlses. " t, CHAPTER XIX. ?wjh" Crawford helped him to another fried egg from tho i -er and shook his knife at the ^t*>yo girl opposite. tell you. honey, tho boy's a ler," he lnslstod. "Knows what ?wti> and goes right after It _ waste any words. Don't beat nd tho hnsh." "co jumped up and ran round ihleto him. She sat on the OfThis chair, a straight, slim jvery much alive, and . ,ed hor face of flushed Iovell i J .against hlB head. -"It won't I [your"' fault, old duck, if things i "tr"< well with him. But he's 5? -Oh, I don't know?stiff as JtOf-;. Acts as if he doesn't wan! j0 friends, as if wo're all roady flrn" against him. He mokes me diand;tlred. Dad. Why can't ho 9in man?" ^^Joy. you got to remom nc's got to blow np that a like a Dutch uncle, and a elected. I'll be fun to .retakes It." , ) found her chance noxt day. ild'bave passod with a bow 10 had let him. So,hesitated uncertain of her ling. ...Then, "You're disappoint ing your friends, Mr. Sanders," she said lights/. | "Let's milk," sho continued, and he noticed that.the eyes, and mouth had softenod to a' tender smile. "I can't talk here, Dave." They walked out of the town into the golden autumn sunlight of the foothills. Neither of them spoke. She cabled herself buoyantly. chln up, hur face a flushed cameo of loveliness. As Bhe took the uphill trail a small breath of wind wrap ped the white skirt abont her slen der limbs/ He.round In her a new note, one' of unaccustomed shynoss. The silorice grew at last too sig nificant. She waa drivon to break it "I supposo I'm foolish," she be gan haltingly. "But I had been ex pecting?all of us hadr-that, when you came home from?from Denver ?the first time, I mean?you would bo tho old Dave. Sanders we all knew and liked. We wanted our friendship to?to help make up to you for what you must have suf fered. Wo didn't think you'd hold us on like tills." "If I could tell you!".He saldlt In a whisper, to himself, but she Just caught tho words. "Won't you try?" she said, ever so gently. He could not sully her innocence |by telling of tho furtlvo whisper ings that had fouled the prison life, | made of it on experience degrading [and corrosive. Ho (old her, tn Btead, of the externals, of that ex. Ilstenco, of how lie had risen, I dressed, eaton, worked, 9xerclsed, and Blopt under orders. He descrlb ed to,her tho cells, four by seven by Beven, barred, built In tiers, faccd by narrow Iron balconies, each containing a stool, a chair, a shelf, a bunk. When he had finished ho knew that, ho had failed. Sho wept for pity and murmured, "You poor bov . . . You poor boy!" He tried again, and this tlmo be drow the mora!. "Don't you see, I'm a marked man?marked . for life," He hesitated, then pushed on. "You're fine and clean antl gener ous?If I come too near you, don't you see I taint you?" "Fiddlesticks! You'ro a man who has beon dono a1 wrong. After all. you've been found innocent." "That isn't what counts. I've boon in tho penitentiary. Nothing can wipe that out. The stain of it's on me and can't bo washed away." Sho turned on him with a little burst of feminine ferocity. "How dare you talk that way, Davo San ders! I want to be proud of you. Wo all do. But how can wo he if you give up Hko a quitter?" Tho color crept into his face. "I'm not quitting. The point is whether I'm to ask my friends tu carry my load for me." "What are your friends for?" she domanded, and hor oyos wero like stacsiili^ field of snow. "Don't you .scent's an insult to assume they don't want .to stand with you in your trouble? You've been warped. You're eaten up with vain pride." Joyce bit her Hps to choke buck n swelling In her throat." "But you'vo got to look at this my way, too," he urged. "I can't repav your father's kindness?yes, and yours, too?by letting folks coup!o your name, even in frledshlp, with a man who?" She turned on him, glowing with color. "Now that's absurd, Davo Sanders. I'm not a?a nice llttlo china doll. I'm a flcsh-and-blood Slrl. And I'm not a statue on n pedestal. Let's stop this foolish ness and be snre-onough friends Dave." He took hor outstretched hand in his brown palm, smiling down at her. "All right. I know when I'm beaten." "And now I don't know wlietW I've done right," sho said ruefully. 'Dad warned me I'd hotter be care ful." ? "You'vo done me a million dol lars worth of good. Please don't regret It." "Well, 1 won't." She added, In a hesitant murmur. "You wont?mis understand?" His look turned aside the long lashed oyos and brought a faint flush of pink to her cheeks." "No, 111 not do that," he said. ? ? ? CHAPTER XX. Up in the hills back of Bear Canon two men were camping "Might's well be hlttln' tho trail." one growled. The other nodded without speak ing, rose lazily, and began to pack tho camp outfit, lie was a s4uat, His'eyes; baxd l ,, J the shorter man disappear In the . brash. Then he tamed swiftly and. strode toward the shoulder of the ridge. ? In the heavy undergrowth of dry weeds and grass he stopped and tested the wind with a bandanna handkerchief. The breeze was*, steady and fairly strong. It blew down the canoif toward the foothills beyond. The man stripped from a scroti! oak a handful of leaves. They wen i very brittle and crumbled In hl9 hand. A match flared out His palm cdpped It for a moment to steady the blaze before ho touched It to the crisp foliage. Into a nest of twigs he thrust the small flame. The twigs, dry as powder from a four-months' drought, crackled like miniature fireworks. The grass caught, and a small lino of fire ran quickly out. (Continued In Our Next Issue.) League Supper. Tho Epworth league of the Tever baugh church beld a very Interest Inn meeting last Thursday night and later served an attractive sup per. Many of the members were prosont, and great Interest in the work of tho league was shown. i Attended Funeral. A large number of people from' hero attended tbe funeral ot Lee R. Wells at Farmlngton Sunday afternoon. Personals. Misses Gertrude Conaway and Ruth Ours, touchers In the Monu mental school, wero observing the teaching and management of the. East Run school one day last week. Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Davis wero visiting tho former's father, James H. Davis, rocently. Mrs. II. Leroy Sturm and Miss Dorothea Giles wero business visl-| tors in Fairmont Saturday. Uroat Progress Tho local Sunday school Is show ing much progress ot late. Fifty eight were in attendance last Sun day, although a number of regular members were absent. ? Rev. W. D. Barnoa, superintendent ot tho school and teacher ot tho ndult class, attondod Sunday school 111 Fairmont last Sunday morning, and upon his return said tbe'. tho Benton's Ferry'school had as much enthusiasm as the ono uo had v'elted. He also said that there wero as many prosont at Bcntcy's Forry acordlitg to the population as there were in Fairmont. Every one Is' trying to make this SunJay school as Interesting as possible, and oach class is striving to ac complish mor.o .than tho others. . To He-opon Sand Bank Equipment at. the sand bank Is being repaired and will be in work-' lng cond'tlon soon, It has been i several months since sand was loaded, here, and- the present ac-1 tlvity is of much interest to the community. School Literary A literary program is givon by tho school on Friday afternoons twice a month. Tho programs are arrangod by the teacher and pupils of tho school, and have been very successfully rendered. Songs, read ings, stories and recitations mako up the greater part ot the enter tainment The pupils and patrons are showing great Interest In the work. t Going South Miss Sybil Wilson, Mariorle Lynn, and Mrs. Earl Powell went to Grafton Saturday ovehing to see Miss Margaret Hull, wljo Is loaving soon for tho South. Personals Mr. and Mrs. Froak Barnes of Fairmont were visiting at tho for mer's home Sunday. Mr. Roibinson and daughter of Coffman wore visiting relatives hero Sunday. * Mart'n Hawkins is confined to his homo on acount ot illness. Steamboats from St Louis havo navigated tho Yellowstone as far as tho Big Horn. More than 9,000,000 persons live within 50 mllos of tho New York city hall. New York women aro wearing fur at the top of thoir rolled-down stockings. Clan Meeting I The McElf resh claw of thet Dia mond street' Sunday school held a very pleasant moetlng -Tuesday even'ng at the home of Mrs. Homer , Hall In PitUCwrgh avenuo; Forty ! members were present and many matters pertaining to the class work were discussal. The lesson review was conducted by H. J. Mc Elfresh, the class teacher, and was ] presented In a very Interesting manner. Two piano solos by Mrs. Bailey Thompson were much en joyed. Refreshments wore served during the local hour by the hos-: tosses, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Margaret Ollhart, Mrs. Anna Henry and. Mrs. Lilian Parks. The next moetlug will be hold at the home ot Mrs. M. L.-West In Broadway street. AW Society The ladles aid socloty of the Palatine Baptist church will meet Thursday rtvenlnq at 6:45 o'clock In the basement of the church. All | members are urged to attend and to be prompt In order to complete ] the business before the church service. Missionary Meeting The 'lorae M. sslonary Society of the First M. P. church will meet Thursday evSBTng at 6:45 o'clock All members are urged to bo pres ont. ai this meeting Is an Impor tant one. .: T. A. 8. The T. A. S. clrile will meet Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. 0. M. Roush In Maplo av enue. A good attendance Is de sired. Retained to St. Mary's Evangelist T. I. Martin, who conducted tho series of meetings at the'Columbia street (Jiiurch ot Christ, and Mrs. MarTin left Tues day for their home at St. Mary's, j Mrs. Martin was Quito sick during 1 their stay here, but wac? alfle for the trip homo Tuesday. ? Personal Miss Matilda ftlcKlnney, teach-1 er In the l!ast Park school, Is 111, with tonsttTUs. Hiram Nichols of Colfax has been qu te sick the past few days. Mr. and Mrs. Enos Parks and littlo daughtor, Mary Jane, have You've done it your self?sometimes. Over the pond with, your iron, and to the green I A lucky strike for you. LUCKY I STRIKE/ ' When we discovered the toasting process six years ?go, .it was a Lucky Strike for us. Why? 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