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TlE Roo OFEVIL
Co ,vrtght, 1911 O Thomas Dixon
if tie Ways.
A 'eV Nan's
" with the
if the fact
i'h keen Joy
refused to go
> ot cOme with
9'rd ddh own Fourth
wr while a great
* was not at home.
ioor next morn
er. The girl said
i Tht out-she didn't
.!lt to leave for his
* :e :. His bloodshot
deep behind his
h:i.r,-ard and his
Stuart knew he
v ets all night in a
the library. "I
* the streets; the
t 'neliness meant
-had fell in a
I b and.
Younger than you,
have walked that
-ill in: you must go
rrned early from his
t:noon he found a
r .' : women and children
stoop. A pale, elf
t'n. whose face atp
a rs older, sat on the
'Vr. kiddie?" he ask
!'fore mornin' ef he
wants him." He
U hand toward the
,e =round no more
says we can't see
re here. The doe
. u'r to go at once to
T ' leo work he loved
iits. lie was dum
' .e r he received.
[ii n abil to work. I
I I'd poison and kill
i do today. A phy
it the sick unless there's
\Lw1 soul I'd bring
nrto their homes. Tell
!iie4 his pockets of all the
hd in i desperate effort to
sT too ill to see you now,"
It ii sent this money for
1n "will help you over the
h nncome "
.1' 1 te ni4pnev among them,
.4.od lit it with dull disap
r Thoy were glad to get it,
IN 7 wdid more than mon.
a enod strength of their
o tr." 'tuart began gently, "I've
Un fbr a bout fifteen years.
e mov father I've bad in this
' o e been a good one.
3 ig strangely for the
kmYou're in trou.1e."
ot 'rouble that can come
II!, ' was the bitter an
V hc i'aused, and his eyes
e oviling as be groaned.
't to bear itL What's the use to
It 'tepped close and slipped his
bout the stalwart figure. 1113
' ~was tenh-r.
uo. doctor; you're not fooling me.
own y' u too long. There's only
ii (01 car-tI for whom I'd do as
Is I would for you-my own
:eed father dowi south. Come
''tei ao what's the trouble?"
ar oiid feel the big form sway
ari 'tflembl under the stress of over
l WfIrag Cilotlon, and fUR &arm presseca
tt closer. And then the tension
-(d nly brke
lfHef dodto? sank Into a chair and
up "J it a he'piess stare.
Mul tic related his experlences in the
'!i. mOuasion. ending with;
St'uart span t bhi feet. with an ez
CIflmatlou c vat tu v..
"Yes," the doctor went on boar-sely
"I stele a case of his jewels and sent
my girl abroad. I'm going to plead
guilty now and go to prison. I shall
never again lift my head In the h:Mants
IStuart sobbed in anguish.
"You see, boy. I failed when put to
the test It doesn't make day -itier
nce about my reputation. Charatter
only counts, and I'm a thief "
"Shut up:" Stuart crpriedo . seiz
ing his arm. "Don't say that again
and don't talk so loudly. Whatever
you did you were insane when Yio did
"Maybe It was a mist'sake. I don't
know. I couldn't think then I only
know now that life Is impossiblie any
more, and I'm ready to go. You ian
send me to prison at once, Jim I'm
glad you are the district attorney
"But I'm not. I resigned my offiee
this morning to go into business for
myself. I had only another month to
serve. You're not going to prison if 1
can help it"
"But I don't want you to help :t
It's the only place to go now-you set,
boyw I can't live wits myself any more
Besides I'm old and played out; the
world dent nres me any longer."
"Wella I need you." Stuart broke in
"and you're not going to give up this
cght as long as I'm here."
"I'm a failure; it's no use."
"But you've forgotten some things.l
the younger man e aid tenderly
"You've helped to make my life what
"i'm ayo failue;nI's ai no use t."
gave your blood to your country when
she needed It-you didn't fall In that.
You bare forgotten the thousands you
have helped, the hope and ('beer nnd
inspiratIon that passed into their Ilve"'
through yuears. We'll go to Bhi'ens
house tonight. We'll tell blm the truth
We'll return the value of hIs jewels
['I get the money to make good what
you owe him"- Ells voice broke. "Oh
why, why, why dIdn't you let me
know? I'Pe Influence with Blvens. Lie
will drop the matter and no one on
earth will know save we three."
"But you don't understand, Jim: ' the
broken man protested. feebly. "1 tell
you Fre given up. I Ctin't take your'
money. I can't pay. I tell you I've
'given up. I can't take your money. I
Ican't pay it back."
"You can pay It back, too. if you like.
IHarriet will be earning thousanils of
1dollars In a few years. Ber success is
SA faint smile lighted the father's
"Her success is sure. Isn't it?" he
Sasked wIth the eagerness of a child
s And then the smile slowly faded.
a "But I shall not be here to see It."
p "Yes, you will. I'm runnIng your at
fairs now, and you're got to do what
SI say. Get ready. We are going to see
Blvens refused point blank at first
ato see Woodisan and ordered his serv
stto pat hIm out of the house and
ask Stuart to remaita for a conference.
IStuart drew from hIs case a card
Sand wrote a agisusge to ean:
t agpsersthwe that A see Cal at once Sm the
prmm e t pay frised on a unktter' of
ravsImpitolonPlease .ea hime dews
lveas cams ia a few malnutes, shook
hands cordially with Stuart and ig
"I want to see you alone with the
doctor," the young lawyer began,
"where we cannot possibly he over
"I have nothing to say to this man,
but for your sake all right Come up
to the library."
Once in the room and the door clos
ed the doctor sank listlessly into a
chair, seeing nothing, hearing nothing.
His deep, sunken, bloodshot eyes were
turned within. The outer world no
longer made any impression.
"Cal, you and I have been friends
since boyhood. I'm going to ask my
first favor of you tonight"
"For yourself, all right You've got
the answer before you ask it. If
you've come to ask me to settle withI
old Woodman for any imaginary claim
be has, you're wasting your breath. I
won't hear it. So cut it!"
"I'm not asking you to settle any old
Imaginary claim," the young lawyer
went on rapidly, "but a new one that
can only appeal to the best that a in
you. Let it be enough to say that the
torture you inftl'ted on Woodman
and the sights he saw in your house
drove him insane. Hungry, wretched,
in despair over his misfortunes and
the promise be had given his daughter,
whom he loved better than life, in a
moment of madness he took a case of
"He took that case of jewels?" Biv
ens cried with excitement
The little financier broke into a peal
of laughter, walked over to the chair
where the doctor sat, thrust his hands
into his pockets and continued to
"So that's what you meant by laugh
Ing and sneering in my face as you
left that night. you hypocrite!"
Stuart suddenly gripped [Blvens and
spun him around in his tracks.
"That will do now! The doctor is
my friend. I won't stand for this."
Stuart faced the little dark man with
a dannerous gleam in his eye.
"WVell, what dId you come for? To
ask me to give him a pension for rob
hing me of a case of Jewels? I've ne
cused every drunken servant in the
house of the act"
"I only ask that you allow me to re
turn the value Qf your jewels and drop
the whole affair."
"Can the district attorney of the
county of New York compound a
"I resigned my office this morning."
Bivens tried to seize Stuart's hand.
forgetting for a moment the jewels
in the bigger announcement which
meant the acceptance of his offer.
Stuart waved aside the extended
hand with a gesture of annoyance.
"You'll drop this case, of course, at
Bivens looked at the bowed figure
and repiled quickly:
"I will not."
"I told you I'd make good the
amount tomorrow morning."
"What the dcvil do you suppose I
want with your money? Five thousand
dollars is no more to me than 5 cents
to the average man."
He paused, laughed and again
stared at the bowed figure,
"I've waited a long time, old man,
but I've got you now."
The doctor never lifted his head or
moved a muscle.
"You are not going to prosecute
him?" Stuart asked incredulously.
"As soon as I can teleipbone for an
"Iook here, Cal, you've just asked
me to share your afl'firs,"
"Not this one."
"Then to hell with you and all your
affairs! I'll light you to the last
Bivens !ooked at him in amazement.
"What! lFo.r this old fool you'd re
ject my offer ?"
"It's a ,loke¶ I see you doing it.
Defend him if you like. I'll have good
lawyers. I'll enjoy the little scrap. A
fight between us in public just now
will be all the better for my first big
plans. I'll send him to Sing Sing if
it costs me a million!"
Stua rt Ilifted t he doctor from his
seat and faced Bivens with a look of
defiance. "You needn't trouble for a
warrant. Ee pleads guilty. Your
lawyers cnn fix the day for his sea
tence and I want you to be there."
"I'll be there. don't you worry!"
Continued next week.
The Evergreen Boob
Mlabel-That nearsighted Mr. Boob
actually asked me on Christmas night
if the wreati? of
. * evergreen in the
parlor were mis
you tell him?
Mabel - Why,
what could I? If
I told him it was
he might try to
kiss me, and if I
told him it was
not he is such a
poor sport he wouldn't even take a
Sorry For Pa.
I'm sorry for jaI.**
**is is going to marry a man who
makes more money .than be doe."-
Detroit Free Press.
More helpful than all human wbdm
iR one draft of simple human pt that
l 01 Mt for Make .
It Played a Low Down Trick on
the Master of the House.
A HOT TIME ON A COLD NIGHT.
The Trouble Was the Direct Result of
a Thirsty Man's Craving For Drink
and His Dogged Persistence In At
tempting to Satisfy It.
One of the old time humorous writ
ers was "Sparrowgrass." and the fol
lowing account of his adventure with
a dumb waiter gives a good idea of his
One evening Mrs. S. had retired.
and I was busy writing when it struck
me a 1Ihasi5 of ihe water would be pal
atable. So I took the candle and a
pitcher and went d1own to the pump.
Our pr-ip is in the kitchen. A coutn
try Juml ii in the kitchen Is more con
veli ent. but :t well with buckets is cer
tatinly orst I1ictuireo ue. uiifortimate
(y on well water has not been SweetI
Since it was 1141an e14 out.
Fir t I ha:d ti. open a bolted d(oIr
that lets }"itu into the basement hall.
and then I went to the kitchen door.
Which i1ro4ed to 4lie locked. 'T'hen I re
membi ered that our girl always car
riet the key to ted with her and slept
with it under her pillow. Then I re
trineil Hii seeps. I4 ilted the basement
door and went lp into the dining room.
As Is always the came. I found when I
could not get any water I was thirstier
than I supl)osed I was. Thent I
thoutght I would waukc our girl up.
Then I concluded not to do it. Then
I thomnlit of the well. hut I gave that
tip on ncct tint of its flavor. Then I
oTI+ined the iclo5t doors. There was 1144
water there. Then I thought of the
dumb waiter' The novelty of the idea
made mue snile. I took out two of the
movable shelves, stood the pitcher on
the bottom of the di:miili waiter. got in
myself with the lamp, let myself down
until I sup11posed I was within a foot
of the floor below and then let go.
We enume down so suddeniii that I
was shot out of the apparatus as If It
had teen ca catapult. It broke the
pitcher. extinguished the Iamp and
landed inc in the middle of the kitchen
at midnight, with no fire and the air
not much above the zero point. The
truth is I ha(I miscalculated the dis
tanue of the descent. Instead of failling
one foot. I had fallen five. My first
impulse was to ascend by the way I
camie down. but I found that imprac
ticable. Then I tried the kitchen door
It was locked. I tried to force it Oil;:
It was made' of two inch stuff and hell"
Its own. Then I hoisted at window,
and there were the rigid iron hers. If
I ever felt angry at anybody It was at
myself for 1iitt~ing u11 those tbnrs to
rdleise M1rs. SparrowLerass. I put them
uip not to keep i e(olple In. but to keep
I laud muy cheek against the ire cold
barriers :inmd looked at the sky. Not a
star was visible. It was uts black as
Ink overhead Then I made a noise. I
shouted until I was hoarse and ruined
onr preservitig kettle with the poker.
That brought our ilogs out in full hark.
anti between us we made the night
hideous. Then I thought I heatrd a
voIce and llst.'ned It was Mrts. Spar
rmwernss cuiling to me from the tot)
of the stairease I tried to make her
hear me. tait the iuferrwl dors united
with howl muiu. grtiwt and hark, so as
to drown my voice. whtith is naturally
plaIntive and tenider. Besides, there
were two liE-lteil doors anul double dleaf
ened floors titt ween us. Howv 4ould she
recigiiize my voice, even if she did
he*r It '
dlr. Sparrowgrass caie'd once or
twice and then got fritrhtened The
next thins, I heard was a sound as if
the roof had fallen in. by which I un
derstood that Mrs. Sparrowgrass was
springing the rattle: That called out
our neighbor. already wide awake He
came to the rescue with a hull terrier.
a Newfoundland pup. a lantern and a
revolver. The moment he saw we at
the window he shot at me. but fortu
nately just missed me. I threw myself
under the kitchen table and ventured
to expostulate with him, but be would
not listen to reason. In the excite
ment I had forgotten his name, and
that made matters worse. It was not
until he had roused up everybody
around. broken in the basement door
with an ax. got into the kitchen with
his cursed savage dogs and shooting
iron and seized me by the collar that
he recognized me. and then he wanted
me to explain it: But what kind of an
explanation could I make to him? I
told him he would have to wait until
my mind xias composed and then I
would let him understand the matter
Tonal-Eh. yon was a powerful dees
course on `Thrift" ye preached the
Sabbath. Tother-Ah'm glad ye were
able to profit- Tonal-Profit Why.
mon. I would have sloshed ma sax
pence into the plate wl'out a thought
if it had not been for your providen
tial words-they saved me fourpence
there and then!-London Opinion.
Woodland-What It the difference be
tween a wonder and a miracle? Lo
rain--Well. If you'd touch me for $5
and Pd lend It to you it would be a
wonder. Woodland-That's so. Lorain
-And if you returned It that would be
T ugtter is day. and sobriety is
sIght. A smile Is the twilight that how
irs xently between both. more bowitchb
leg thas ethbr.-a. W. BCher.
Alfalfa In Plenty
Billings, Mont.. Dec. 19. - There is
an immense amount of alfalfa hay
¬being hauled to the city 1y farm rs
of the adjoining country and de'iv
ered to purchasers at $9 per ton. The
hay is of excellent quality and a.
cording to the growers the demand
is very strong. The figure offered
for the forage in the stack is $5 per
ton, which is 50 cents higher than
the prevailing price last winter.
Many of the farmers whose farms
are remote from Iiflings are dispos
I ing of their surplus on the ground,
but those who reside a comparative
ly short distance prefer to deliver
the hay in Billings, as they add a
profit of from $8 to $12 for one
day's work by so doing. An in
mense tonnnge of particularly fine
alfalfa was stacked in this section
during the last iummer and the
greater part of it is being used to
fatten thousands of cattle and sheep
which are being wintered in the
Bozeman, Dec. 18.- To sneer at
"book farming" is less popular than
it was a few years ago. People be
gin to realize that the man who
understands "why" inore quickly
sees "how" and "when." It is fur
ther becoming apparent that head
work and intelligence have an im
portant place in agriculture, and
that mere brawn and industry are
not enough. Training in the science
of farming has a value. Trained
agriculturalists are in demand at
good salaries. Educated farmers
are more successful. It is a good
thing for intelligent farm people t,
get together occasionally as they are
going to do for a Farmers' Week at
Bozeman, January 22-31. Write to
F. S. Cooley or Alfred Atkinson for
Methodist Episcopal Church
Class Meeting ............ 9:45 a. m
Public Worship ..........10:30 a. m.
Sunday School............11:45 a. m.
Epworth League............ 6 :45 p. mi
Evening Preaching Service.7:45 p. m
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pmst office address
Cieudive ` Mont
Range from Redwater
to mouth of yellow
Same brvab on left
Shoulder for horses
Left ribs for
En le `t ribs for rattle: on left
shoutder for horses
Right nit fir
P a1.t : ri Tht left shoulder
thigh for for cattle
r-iht hip right shoulder
Sfor F ttle. for cate.
Additional Horse Brands
e dlei. jaw
L. H. RIPLE-Y
Post office address
Range, Benny Peer
and ('Brien's creeks.
Brand on shoulder
--- --J. I. HILL
Post office address.
Range. Fox creek te
S'fme brand on right
thigh for hortes
Po stofiice address Co.
dar. Mont. range Ce
dar and Glendive
creeks. Brand for
horses on left
Left shoulder Hors
es, same For cattle on
left hip. P. O. address
Newlon, Mout range
Crain Ceerk to Hay
F ost)f f ire address. GL oniv . Montana
Range on Lower Yellowstone.
right jaw. left shoulder
eac T igh left
U ide i A hit) hip.
W. B. SHEPHERD
Postoffice address Glen
Mai we Bad Route.
Additional horse brand.
right shoulder loft jaw
Range, vicinity of
Horse brand on rieht
on left slouulder.
A (1 ST LAHELL
Range on Cedar,
Cabin and Glendive
}rand on left hip
Same brand on left
thigh for horses.
Left hip cattle.
Right shoulder for cattle.
WiP t y a reu ar! of $500 for conviction of any
'nw brsonlingr o: kiling any cattle belonging to
JOHNSTON & POUCE
Postofice address. Cir
Range on Netson erek.
Brand on left shoulder
fur horse. and cattle.
Left hip }4Sh< .
Post office address,
Range. O'Brien nad
Same brad on left
shoulder for borees.
foe Prit int º
*eat' /)one at the