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me Plow Woman By ELEAfi&R GATES , Author of "Tho Biography of a Prairie Girt-'* «OTYMCHT. MA BY MeCLURB. PWILUP» O COMPANY. CHAPTER XXIX. IlSMARCK nearing at last. Blnoe dawn Lounsbury's head had been poked from a win dow of the forward car. Now ha followed It with a wedge of shoul der and mattered a fervent "Thank God!" Hia face waa blackened by the hrrnfti of the engine, hla hair was roughed by the tugging wind, ao that Bo bore not a trace of the past month's careful grooming. Outside of Chicago Bo had shed his eastern garb for blue Bannet shirt, dark breeches and tall Boota. Again he was a frontiersman. A brakeman entered to call out the #«■1 atop. Cramped bulks here and (bore slowly unwound their sleepy lengths and gazed around. A slim re cruit In a front seat who was outward bound to fight Indians wakened with • protesting oath. Other occupants of tbe car grudgingly put away their card packs, bat cheerfully clapped on their hata. A long, hot Journey was done. But Lounsbury when he drew In his bead and shoulders delayed hla prep arations to alight He reached down to a boot leg and fished out a letter, ana paragraph of which he carefully raraad. "A* I say, If you look for that rascal, gun'll find the right man. He was baia, for Charley saw him. 'Who waa ttT I asked tbe Indian. What do you «fchtk be did? He crossed hla fingers OU bis noser Lounsbury took a deep breath. "It's likely,'' he said aloud. "It don't take courage V> kill a cripple." Tbe wheels were yet turning when Lounsbury swung off. Hla looped belt Bad been buckled on, and once more Ble revolver bung handily upon hla thigh- As be tossed bis satchel to tbe ticket agent he gave tbe ".46" a swift look over. Then, with tbe expression that the Clark outfit respected showing through the grime of tbe train, be Started on a tour of saloons. In a square fronted groggery bis Bant ended. An assortment of adven turers packed tbe place—mule skinners, Soldiers, gamblers, settlers. Among them was a sprinkling of women. He pushed his way through tbe crowd un til he reached the bar. There, officiat ing In pink shirt sleeves, was the "Babe." A moment Lounsbury faced him in alienee, his cheeks puffing and his «best swelling in sn effort at self con trol. Then, dropping his hand to the ".46.'' he gave a Jerk of the bead. "lOome out," he ordered. The "Babe's" squint eyes made sep arate Inspections of the room. He was In tbe act of pouring from a bottle to A glass. Now, bb he held them before • him. they tinkled together. His customer backed Away to the door. where It was cooler. The women «fluttered at the farther bar end. Tbe «Iber loungers rotated to'a position be * Bind Lonnsbury and waited, all agrln. He came loafing out. tbe sweat stand - tag in huge beads . upon bis nose. Lonnsbury advanced to him. playing a tattoo along the bar with bis left band. " 'Babe,' " he said quietly, "the train joes back Chicago way in the morn tug." tug." The other blinked and gulped. "Wy, W*7~- he began. "You take It," continued Lounsbury. "Your family's getting darned unpopu lar here." The "Babe's" diverging orbs popped from bis face and again played from aide to side. "Y-e-e-s," drawled Lounsbury. . He ripped open the other's vest Two pis tols were displayed snuggling bead to head. He plucked them out and kick ad them across the room. "The morn ing train." he repeated. "So long." "Babe" gave a weak nod. Louns bury walked out ''Howdy, boys; how dy," he said pleasantly as he went Tbe admiring crowd returned his sa lute and rotated back to tbe bar. He wasted no further time, but hur ried to his store, a saddle roofed build ing farther along the street Before It paced a Fort Lincoln officer. Louns bury stopped him for news. "You ought to be chuck full of It." returned the officer, pumping the storekeeper's arm. "just in from New York." ••Tbe redskins?*' "Daytime sortie on us yesterday." "Pretty sassy. How about Bran non?" "Nothing since old Lancaster"— "I heard that—Fraser wrote me." Lonnsbury gritted his teeth. "And onr poor Custer?" "Ah. poor Custer! The east's talk ing about nothing else." "Awful! Awful!" The officer turn ed away to hide the twltchiug of bte face. "Coing to Lincoln now?" asked Lounsbury. "Not right away " "Then I'm off." "For Lincoln Ï" "No: for Brannon." •"Braunon! Alone? Lonnsbury? TYby, tbe Indians"— "I'm going Just the stirae." He hail ed a neighbor to bargain for a caynse of reputed wind and speed, and In an other half hour he was ready. He rode as light as possible. Behind the cantle rolled In a poncho he tied some hard tack, jerked beef and brandy. His revolver, was re-enforced fry a H enry, which he car ri ed in a tnnster -under -ms-teg. vor thb ".40" he took fifty rounds. 1 - A second fifty, designed for the rifle, occupied the loops df his belt Thus armed and pro visioned he Jogged out of town. Good fortune made the Journey al most uneventful. He saw bat one In dian, who loped into sight from a wooded bottom and turned tall when Lonnsbury leveled his gun. Twice only did he come upon signs of savages. Toward the middle of the first night he passed a pile of glowing embers, where food had been cooked and eaten, and fifty miles lower down, the next afternoon, as be dismounted at a rivu let the cayuse shied from an antelope kid that had dragged itself to the wa ter for a last drink. There was an ar row through Its Deck, and the little body was still limber. Just before dawn the second morn ing he turned with the river, crossed the coulee and reined upon the yellow ing bend. To hla left, a black dot stood tbe shack. Three smaller dots were near it—Simon and tbe mule team. South, on the opposite bank, were the low. whitewashed buildings of Fort Brannon. He bared his dust powdered bead In thanksgiving. The cayuse was warm and dripping. He rode to Shanty Town, loosened the cinch and led the animal up and down before tbe deserted huts. When it stopped blowing and reached for grass he picketed It on a lariat north of the Trooper's Delight Then he descended to the building. The light was grow ing. Already he bad been seen from the post On his hallooing a small boat shoved off toward him, dancing its way against the current Old Mi chael waa not In It only hla dtisen helpers. Fearing their tittle-tattle, Lounsbury curbed his Impatience to ask about tbe shack. Landed, be made for the "bach" quarters on the line. Fraser was not up. To his "Come In" Lounsbury entered. They shook hands without a word, and tbe store keeper sat down on the edge of the bed. After awhile the lieutenant reached out to put a hand on the other's knee. "Lounsbury," he said, "I feel like a criminal, but I never dreamed any thing would go wrong If I kept track of Matthews." "Why, we both thought that, Fraser. You're not to blame any more than I "Oh. If I'd only"— * "Oh. If I'd only"— "But we can't spend any time kick ing ourselves. After this there mustn't be a loophole. Besides watching Mat thews, we must"— "Matthews Isn't here." "What?" "Kicked out We don't know where he Is." Rapidly Fraser related the story of Simon's gallantry. There was another piece of news of lesser Importance. An Indian girl named Brown Mink was seriously 111. Her wigwam had been moved to the western curve of the stockade, where the ground was clear, and been changed from tepee shape to tbe form of a walled wickiup. Mrs. Cum mings, touched with pity, had sent her a comfortable bed, wblle Captain Oli ver, touched no less and pleased by the good humor of his prisoners, had ordered that during the dally search of tbe Inclosure the tent of the sick girl be left entirely undisturbed. The young officer omitted to tell of his share In the Interpreter's departure and was distracted over an accident that had befallen him. On visitlug his wild pets the previous evening he had found that a box containing reptiles had been broken open somehow and that all his rattlesnakes were gone! With the first call for the trumpet ers Lounsbury routed the sutler In a quest for breakfast. Then once more he sought the river. There was no watting for men to row him. He found the small boat beaded for the beach below Shanty Town, mounted the cayuse and climbed the steep road to the prairie. Before him on a green stretch between river and shack he saw Dallas. She was ciftting grass In that same swale across which a month before had been tracked the deep planted, la bored footprints. As she mowed she moved forward slowly, the bent snathe describing a regular half circle, the long, curved blade clearing a fragrant path. Her bat was off and lay at a dis tance behind her. where It flouted boat Uke on some blue stem tops. Still far ther behind was Simon, cropping In dustriously and keeping a furtive watch upou his mistress out of the cor ner of one fiery brown eye. Lounsbury spurred his horse to a ruu. She saw him coming, but, not knowing him, kept her scythe on the swing. When he had covered the great er part of the way. however, she stop* ped work, retreated to her hut and put It on. Then from beside It she picked up the Sharps. He saw that, and his jaw squared. The blood darkeued his face, too, as If the sight shamed him. He spurred faster, reiued so sharply that the horse slid upon Its fetlocks und swung off. "Dallas!" he cried. It was not a greeting, hut a plea. The moment was oue long dreamed of. yearned for. A wornau less genu ine might have met It without a show of feeling. She. outspoken and simple, canid not- - Her ev.-.s_awam. _ DroynJog j the gun, she clasped bis hand greedily. "I knew you'd get back quick as you could," she said, choking. For a long moment they stood thus, band In band, looking at each other. She saw that he waa changed. Tbe gltnt of merriment was gone from hla. eyes. His forehead bore new lines. His mouth bad lost Its boyishness. With her the past four wseks had also lift their mark. Tbe old look of high pur pose was on her face. But she was older and graver and wore the new ex 1 pression that Oliver had seen. t She spoke first "Your mother?" she faltered Inquiringly and withdrew a step. "My mother—to gone," he said slow ly; then,'after a pause: "I came right after that; didn't stop to settle things. I can go back to the states later. But if I'd been here sooner—tt mightn't 'a* happened"— She cheeked him gently. "Now. you got enough to worry you without us. We wouldn't go to the fort or Bis marck, and that was, the whole trou ble." To excuse her father and to taka tbe blame herself, she told him of the refusal of David Bond's money and of Mrs. Cummings' slight "You see," she explained earnestly, by way of patting tbe best possible color to tbe latter episode—"you see. they think over there that we're trash. So they're bound to let us alone. It ain't that they haven't good man ners"— * It was Lounsbury's turn to Inter nipt He was tramping about "Man ners!" he said violently. "Manners! What's manners to do with It? Thefe's a lot that's good manners-and cursed bad heart!" She took up the scythe, brought a whetstone from the depths of a pocket and ran It down the blade thought fully. "I'm going to look into this whole business from first to last" be went on more quietly. "I'll spend the next few days Investigating. You got my letter 7" "We went to Clark's for you and got It there." She added that she had feared Braden and spoke of hla alack oourtesy. oourtesy. "Oh, welt" he aaM, partly tn apol ogy for the real estate agent "If a man ont here don't take off hla hat to a girl that means nothing." "It wasn't the hat" she answered, and described Braden's further con duct Lounsbury biased up again. "I'll see about that too," he declared. "He must be another sample of imported manners." They heard the cheery grinding of a coffee mill. As If struck by a thought she looked toward the shack. "Ifs about time for me to go tn," she said, a little flurried. Then: "Won't you come, too, and take a snack with us? Marylyn *d like to see you." "Marylyn!" He had read her mean ing. "Why, Dallas, you don't mean to say that you—that she still"— "Yes," very low. "Well"—Lounsbury was determined now—"there's got to be some kind of an understanding. 1 told you how I felt and you ran away from me. You shan't do It this time. I'll go to the house, and I'll tell Marylyn Just how things are. I will." "Oh, my baby sister!" she murmured. Instantly he was all gentlenesa "No, no; I won't tell her," he said. "But I'm sick and tired of being tied this way, hand and foot It was your fa ther first and now this again—Dal las!" She could not answer him. "I won't tell her. I'll wait till—till you do. But you Bee that I can't go to tbe house. And I suppose I oughtn't to stay here any longer for her to see. But I'm coming beck here tonight at taps." She shook her head. "Marylyn would be alone," she said hastily, "so-so 1 can't" "You will; I know you wtlL j be asleep." "No—no"— "At tape, Dallas." He touched the hand that held tbe scythe upright She thought all at once how worn he waB and white. Another moment he had mounted and was cantering off. Left alone, she dreaded going In to breakfast, expecting a hurt silence or passionate protests, perhaps tears, and she tried to find It In her heart to blame Lounsbury for not accompany ing her. But Marylyn welcomed her with a She'll qnestion or two, exclaimed sorrowfully at the news of Lounsbury's mother mad when the elder girl explained that j the storekeeper had been too busy to come to the shack returned a faint smile. "The brave baby!" thought Dallas. I ! But Marylyn was puzzling over j Lounsbury's true reason for staying 1 away-now when their father was not j there to object He had told Dallas ho , ». L™. » ^ I was busy. That however, was only a , pretext. Finally she concluded that ; Fraser, In spite of hls promise, hud ! made a confidant of tbe storekeefter ; and that the latter had seen the hope- 1 lessnass of hls affection for her, "I'm glad." she said to herself. "Now I won't have to tell him." Lounsbury pursued a feverish In vesttgatlon that day and found no one who cared to quibble with him. From the captain, never jealous of bis dig nity. to the roily pply sutler there was a very outrash of .facts. As they came he received them with pitchfork sharp ness. examined them and tossed them , aside, which led a wag to remark that j the storekeeper was kin to Simon. Yet alien retreat sounde»! be admitted ■ himself hedged in by imllsputubie test!-1 mony. Lancaster's dffh_was neyoud easy solving. If Matthews were guilty he was not the principal, only an ac cessory. to the crime. Nevertheless could tbe storekeeper have come face to face with tbe Interpreter that day t> 4*1*1, kmrtiaa ji, — To Daflàs, faying the blue stem of tiie swale, the hours of the morning went slowly. Yet how warm and gold en they seemed! How tuneful the birds! How cottony white the clouds that flecked tbe sky! How pleasant the long, bushing sound of tb* séythet And all the wblle she thrilled with ex pectancy, and the minutes hung upow each other as If loath to pass. The very keenness of her Joy brought a swift revulsios/ At dinner, with Ma rylyn sitting across from her, she be gan to see more clearly. She realised she had been dreaming; that, for her there was only self denial. She ate nothing, but drank her dipper thirstily, as If to wash away a parch In her throat Back in tbe swale again, the scythe was swung lese steadily, but with more strength, so that its sharp tip often hacked up the ground. She pulled her hat over her eyes, forbore glancing toward the fort—and fought A thousand times she vowed she would not meet Lounsbury that night To give herself a better whip hand she called up pictures of Marylyn—Mary lyn, the baby, all dimples and lisping demands for "Dais;" Marylyn, tbe child, slender, yellow haired, pale: Ma rylyn. entering womanhood, still de pendent and In her frailty, her pen siveness, more dear than ever before. Then, with the sun beating upou her, with her temples streaming and throb bing under tbe beat and the strain. Dallas' spirit began to flag. Hod she not always borne a hard load, suffered discomforts? There were the women of the post They knew little toll or privation. The brunt of her mother's loss, her father's taking, had fallen upon her. Was she always to have only sorrow? Now, when happiness came her way—a happiness that an other might not have—must she be de nied It? Disheartened, dizzy, she left the swale for the shade of the nearest trees. ' .J It was the hottest part of the day, and the life of the prairie seemed at a standstill. No breeze stirred the high cottonwoods; the com blades were quiet; the birds songless; the frogs hid. Resting on the fading green, looking out upon tbe silent reaches, she grew calm. Then she remembered her sis ter's confession. Again, tn fancy, she was leaning down in tbe light of a winter fire, looking Into a tear stained face. She felt humiliation for her own weakness and for thoughts disloyal to Marylyn. "When I see him again I'll make him promise to come and visit her," she said. "Ota, be must! He must!" At last, renewed In spirit, she returned bravely to her work. But tbe afternoon was not without Its tormenting thoughts. And she, who feared no physical danger, quailed be fore a temptation that was overwhelm feared no physical danger, quailed fore a temptation that was overwhelm ing. When the shack pointed a stubby finger toward the east and the mules, with Simon in tag, came trailing home from their grazing Marylyn called her. Near the door there wafted out the good smell of com pone and roasting fowl. She drew up the well bucket hand over hand and washed in its gen erons leak. Within the night wind was changlng and sweetening the air. As the youn- 1 ger girl bustled about the elder put ob j a fresher dress and smoothed and plaited her hair. Again that strange elation! She was almost glad. "Supper!" sang out Marylyn. Dallas started consciously. She was standing at a window holding before her tbe broken bit of looking glass. (To Be Continued.) Cash t have A big bowling tournament is to be held at Fort Wayne, Ind., during the first three days of next week prizes aggregating ffc.OOO been hung up. The promoters ex- ■ pect an attendance of several hun dred crack bowlers from the chief, centers of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan. A match between Miss Kern of St. Louis and Gertrude I Hull of Milwaukee Is scheduled as ! one of the features of the tourna - 1 ment. Try The Teller Want Ade. Notice for Publication Timber Land Act June ,3 1878. United States Land Office, Lewiston, Idaho, December 18, 1907. Notice Is hereby given that In compliance with the provisions of tbe ac t 0 y congress of June 3, 1878. an titled "An act for the sale of tim j statejJ Qf Callfornia . „ , . , O r e8° n * Nevada and V\ ashington I Territory," as extended to all the ! public land states by act of Aug. 4, j 1892, Benjamin F. Aytch of Forest, 1 county of Nez Perce, state of IdaUo. j haB thl8 day flled , n thla offlce hl9 , „ . .____. .. - ... sworn statement No. 3298. for the , , . , ,, ; P urcllase of the w tt sw tt of sec ! tion No. 27. In township No. 32 N. ; range No. 3 W.. B. M.. and will of 1 ter proof to show that the land , , ...... ■ purposes, and to establish his claim j 4° Ba ld laud before the register and sought is more valuable for its tim ber or stone than for agricultural M arc b 1908. ' receiver of this offlce at Lewiston, Idaho, on Friday, the 7th day of He names as witnesses: Malley Farley, Clifford Staples, Carter Rob j Inson. William E. Aytch, all of For est, Iddho. Any and all persons claiming ad-1 veraely the above-described lands are requested to flle thelr clalm8 , n ^ office on or before said 7th day of March, 1908. T. H. BARTLETT. Register, Try The Teller Want Ada. Shareholders' Meeting Notice Is hereby given that the regular annual meeting of the shareholders of the Lewiston Na tional bank of Lewiston, Idaho, will be held in the directors' room of said bank on Tuesday, the 14th day EDWARD C. SMITH, Cashier. Dated at Lewiston, Idaho, De cember 6, 1907. Stockholders' Meeting Notice Is hereby given that the regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Lewiston Pub lishing Co., of Lewiston, Idaho, will be held at their office In the Temple business as may properly come be fore the meeting. C. H. EDWARD8, Sec. Dated at Lewiston. Idaho, Decem ber 28. 1907. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Timber Land, Act June 3. 1878. United States Land Office, Lewiston, Idaho, November 4, 1907. Notice Is hereby given that in compliance with the provisions of the act of Congress of June 8, 1878. entitled "An act tor the sale of tim ber lands In the States of California. Oregon, Nevada, and Washington Territory," as extended to all the T anU ary 1908, at 10 o'clock a. m OI J — - • — a a to Theatre building on Monday the ' 13th day of January. 1908. at 8 j p. m. for tbe purpose of electing ; officers and transacting such other Public*Land States by act of August 4, 1892, Anna Mounce, of Lewtoton. county of Nez Perce State of Idaho has this day fil'd ti> tbiv îfce he: sworn statement No. 8260, for L»* purchase of the NE 1-4 NE 1-4. 8co 10. E l-2 SB 1-4. «d SE DI NE 1-4, of Section No. 8, In Township No. 32 N, Range No. 4 W„ B. M.. and will offer proof to show that the land sought Is more valuable for Its timber or stone than for agricultural purposes, and to establish his claim to said land before Register and Ra celver, at Lewiston. Idaho, on Wed nesday, the 15th day of January. 1908. She names as witne s ses: George U. Clark, of Lewiston. Idaho; Henry L. Benton, Guy Mounce,, Isa«« Dee champ, all of Forest, Idaho. Any and all persons claiming ad versely the above-described lands are requested to file their claims in this office on or before said 15th day of January, 1908. T. H. BARTLETT. Register. Notice for Publication Timber Land Act, June 3, 1878. United States Land Office, Lewiston, Idaho, September 26, 1907. Notice is hereby given that in compliance with the provisions of the act of congress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for the sale of tim ber lands In the states of California, Washington ego "' N ev a da "and 1 j territory," as extended to all the public land states by act of August .. .. . .. _ -y.. .. the purchase of the S % SW tt of 4, 1892, Guy Mounce of Lewiston, county pf Nez Perce, statè of Ida ho, has this day filed in this office, hla sworn statement No. 3285, for section No. 11, In township No. 32 N., range No. 4 offer proof to show that the land sought is more valuable for Its tlm t her or stone than for agricultural purposes, ■ to said land before Register and Re celver at Lewiston, Idaho, on Thursday^ the 6th day of February, 1908. He I nesses; ! Henry L. Benton, Isaac Des 1 Champs, Lafayette Mounce, Eliza' _____ _ _______L. W B M anff will 1 w. a. m., ana wui and to establish hls claim ! names the following wit beth S. Benton, all of Forest, Idaho. Any and all persons claiming ad versely the above described lands are requested to file their claims In this offlce on or before the 6th day of February, 1908. T. H. BARTLETT, Register. Notice for Publication. Department of thq Interior, Land Of fice at Lewiston, Idaho, September 25, 1907. Notice Is hereby given that Steven D. Taylor of Falrburn, Idaho, ha* filed notice of his intention to make final five year proof in support of hie claim, viz.: Homestead Entry No. 8734, made November 9, 1901, for NE tt Section 32, Township 34 N, Range 3 W., B. M„ and that said proof will be made before register and receiver at Lewtoton. Idaho, on January 7, 1908. He names the following witnesses to prove hls continuous upon, and cultivation of, the land viz.: Andrew J. Johnson, Willie Kern, William F. Brown, all Falrburn, Idaho; John H. Zee Sweetwater, Idaho. T. H. BARTLETT, Register — Notice of Publication Notice Is hereby given that at 3 ' " 8 °* February, I "■ Lapwal, county of Nez Perc6 > state of Idaho, before James i McG rsth. J. P., proof will be sub milled of the completion of works! j cre * k and «Prinas. for the diversion of one-half cubic foot per second of the water of Lewie creek and sprlnn. in accordance with the terms and conditions of s certain permit heretofore Issued by of the state engineer of the «tat® Idaho. 1. The names of the per*,., holding said permit are j* Goldsmith and Bamnto , 14 l. The poetoffic- a of persons is Spalding, ^nty 0 f Perce, state of Idaho. * ' *• T*» nnmber of such permit u 1097, and the date set tor the com pletlon of each wore to February n 1908.. 4. Bald water to be used for irru gatlon and domestic purposes. 6. Bald works of diversion »tu be folly completed on the date i«t for such completion, and the amount of water which said works are ca M . ' bW of to the place of j tt, ; P*" «ecomP*»ytng the application j* 01- * uch p * r " u ' " °no-halt cabin feet per second. 0-. The amount of lands which aald water la available la ;s acres, particularly described u tot. Iowa: NW % NU tt and SW ^ NE tt section 81, township s< n range 4 W„ B. M. JAMES STEPHENSON, JR. h S tate Engineer,, Notice for Publication Timber Land Act, June 3, 1878. United States Land Office, Lewiston, Idaho, September 26, 1907, Notice is hereby given that in compliance with the provisions of .the act of congress of June 3, 1878, Oregon, Nevada and Washington Territory," as extended to all the entitled "An act for the sale of tim jber lands in the states of California, , „, lc , and BtateB by act of . 4> y 892> Elizabeth S. Benton of Uw Its lston, county of Nez Perce, State of Idaho, has this day filed In this of fice her sworn statement No. 3282, for the purchase of the 8K tt NE tt and NE tt BE tt of section No. 19 In township No. 32 N., Range No. 4 , w B m„ and will offer proof to , toT "SJ^ltural purpo«* and to es show that the land sought is more valuable for Its timber or stone than ad tablish her claim to Bald land be fore Register and Receiver at Lew iston, Idaho, on Thursday, the 6th day of February, 1908. She names the following wit nesses: Henry L. Benton, Isaac Den Champs, Lafayette Mounce, all of Forest, Idaho; Guy Mounce of Lew dston, Idaho. Any and all persons claiming ad versely the above-described lands are requested to file their claims la , „ , , 0r ,™ 0 ™ 8a,d 6th day Notice for Publication. Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878. UnlU ed States Land Office, LewUtoa Idaho, November 23, 1907. Notice Is hereby given that in com pliance with the provisions of the Mj of Congress of June 3. 1878, entitled "An act for the sale of timber lsad» in the States of California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington Territory, ,as extended to all the public Und 8ta tes by act of August 4, 1892, Henry of Feburuary. 1908. T. H. BARTLETT, Register. Benton of Forest, county of Ne« 1 p ® rce - state of Idaho, has this 4«f ifUe(J in thls offlce hl8 sworn statement No. 3271, for the purchase of the 9 tt NE tt and E tt NW tt of Section No. 15, in Township No. 32 N„ Rang* No. 4 W„ B. M„ and will offer prool ! to show that the land sought Is mom valuable for Its timber or stone tbm for agricultural purposes, and to w tablish his claim to said land befor» Register and Receiver at Lewiston, Idaho, on Thursday, the 6th day of February, 1908. He names as witness*'«, Is» Mounce of Forest, Idaho, Guy Moon« of Lewiston, Idaho, Isaac Deschamp of Forest, Idaho, and Noel Munden of Forest, Idaho. Any And all persons clalm'ng ad versely the above-described lands *» requested to file their claims tn this office on or before said 6th day ol February. 1908. T. H. BARTLETT. Register. j nexi precedlng the date" hereof, •** Contest Notice Department of the Interior, United states Land Office, Lewiston, Id* 1 ho, December 19, 1907. A sufficient contest affidavit 'to** lng been flled In this öffle« W Charles C. Phillips, contestent» against Thomas H. Davis, Entry No 10018, made July «, 1903. for N # NW tt, N tt NE tt, section township 38, N. range 1 E., B- **• by ^Thomas H. Davis, contestes, I» which It to alleged that said Tbon« as H. Davis has wholly abandoned said tract and changed hls resident* therefrom for more than *lx montM touching — j o'clock 3 that said tract Is not settled up«» or cultivated by said party »» v Qui red by lav or at all, *nd tto» contestant Is Informed and bell** - that said entryman never establl*®' ed a residence thereupon, Said partlea are hereby notified - appear, respond and offer evidW* ■aid allegation at m. on February 3, 1*»*J before Register and Receiver, st tto United States Land Offlce In I*** ton, Idaho. The said contestant having. proper affidavit, filed December 1907, set forth facts which that after due diligence ' service of this notice cannot to made. It Is hereby ordered "j j rected that sach notice bs ***** ** s das and proper publication. j T. H. BARTLETT, Re«»*'