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BANKERS Branch of McCornick & Co. Salt Lake. Transact General Banking Business TWIN FALLS, IDAHO G. B. SIERER 8c CO. Real Estate and Investments Agent Western . .. Building & Loan Ass'n, Twin Falls. Idaho PROTECT YOUR HORSE WITH A NOXALL COLLAR $1.00 to $4.50 Guaranteed for Five years. Call and examine them at the Pioneer Harness Shop Worth Looking Into i 80 acres very choice land only one and one-fourth miles from Rupert. All fenced, parti} cleared, good well with pump, three-room house, can he bought for $55 per acre. $2800 cash, nine annual payments for the balance without Interest. Don't forget that we write FIRE TIME on farm insurance without interest. IVe have a large list of all kinds of Real Estate for Sale. WE WANT YOl'K BUSINESS. This We give FOUR YEARS NSURANCE. MILLER & WHITE R;al Estate and Insurance. Fresh Oysters The seasoon is now on for fresh oysters and will have regular shipments, insuring the best quality to oar patrons. we Independent Meat Company An Invitation to Join the Club in Wholesale Baying This Booh Is Free HOW TO GET A COPY "A Rad« Tact I* Worth a Cart full of A uuana r ■COUPON ■write Simply your name and address »try plainly In 1st then ones to EULERS PIANO BOUSE. Gentlemen» Please send "Booklet," "An lqvltatlon to Join, eta," as adver tised v coujon^ sen Eilers Plano Hoqse „ Nam«. 709 Idaho St Address, I Idaho Boise ! ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE EILERS 500 PIANO CLUB You, With 499 Others, Join la Wholesale Buying 500 New Beale $425 Ellers Pianos—Cost to Club Members Only $292.00. One unalterable price, either for cash or pay |17 when you Join then |8 monthly with Interest. Quarterly or year. Iy payment* to suit crop conditions can also be arranged. The books are now open—memberships will be taken by mall and also at our store, where the New Beale 1425 Ellers Plano Is now on exhibition. No waiting, no delays, no drawing—piano is sent home at once. If In the city, or delivered here at depot or steamer landing for shipment. As all our stores will be given their proportion of the 600, It will take only a short time to fill the club—the time Is k —today—to Join ln this unusual co-opera benefu by a positive saving of S133. now—this wee tiva buying and FREE LIFE INSURANCE. We do not collect from widows and orphans. In case of death of club member the family Is handed a, receipt In full for the balance you owe— they do nqt pay another dot. lar, provided all payments have been made according to agreement, and contract has been ln force six months. It's the fairest and beat piano proposition ever made —one you cannot afford to allow pass by. Space will not admit of full details. Call at the store or send for Booklet — us# coupon, but do not wait too long. We do not believe there Is a piano made or sold Coast or the Northwest for much less thno double the club price of that will equal the Ellers New Scale 1436 model pace will not admit of full description—the piano speaks for Itself If once seen and heard, and the booklet explains all the advantages la which you share. the The House of Highest Quality ii » of témmmïkêdliig? ; 1 this be this had ror. 'The ! Fighting Chance. - on but am If on By ROBERT W. CHAMBERS. Copyright, 1B0B, by the Curtis Publishing Company. Copyright, 19011, by Robert W. Chambers. CHAPTER, V TEN j « BOLT 4 o'clock on the following /\ afternoon Mrs. Mortimer's / \ maid, who had almost finished A A drying and dressing her mis tress' hair, was culled to the door by a. persistent knocking, which at first sfie hud been bidden to disregard. It was Mortimer's man, desiring to know whether Mrs. Mortimer could re ceive Mr. Mortimer at once on matters of Importance. "No," said Leila petulantly. "Tell Mullins to say that I cannot see any body." And, catching a glimpse of the shadowy Mullins dodging about the dusky corridor: "What Is the mat ter? Is Mr. Mortimer 111?" But Mullins could not say what the matter might be, and lie went away, only to return hi a few moments bear ing a scratchy note from his master, badly blotted nnd still wet, and Leila, with n shrug of resignation, took the blotched scrawl daintily between thumb nnd forefinger und unfolded It. Behind her the maid, twisting up the masses of dark, fragrant hair, read the note very shoulder, narles: easily over her mistress' It ran, without prellml I'm going to ta!k to you whether you like It or not. Do you understand that? If you want to know what's the matter with mo you'll find out fast enough. Fire that French girl out before I arrive. ... , . „ „ . She closed the note thoughtfully, folding and double folding It into a thick wad. Thu Ink had come off, dis coloring her finger tips, fake dropped the soiled paper on the floor and held t out her hands, plump fingers spread. And when the maid had finished re- ! moving the stains and had repoUohed : the pretty hands her mistress nipped her chocolate thoughtfully, nibbled a , " * ' . ... bit of dry toast, then motioned the > maid to take the tray and her dopai ture, leaving her the cup. A few minutes later Mortimer came in, stood a moment blinking around , the room, then dropped Into a seat, | sullen, Inert, the folds of his chin ; crowded out on his collar, his heavj abdomen cradled on bis short, thick j legs. He bad been freshly shaved; j linen and cloth lug were spot less, yet the man looked un clean. Save for the network of pur ple veins In his face there was no color there; none ln his lips, y Even Ills flabby hands were the "Are you Ulf" asked hue of clay. his ■u'ifc coolly. asked his wife coolly. "No, not very. I've got the jumps. What's that? Tea? Ugh! It's choco late. Push It out of sight, will you? I can smçll lt" Leila set the delicate cup ou n table behind her, "What time did you return this morning?" she asked, stifling a yawn. "I don't know—about 5 or C. How the devil should I know what time I came In?" Sitting there before the mirror of her dresser she stole a second glance at his marred features In the glass. The loose mouth, the smeared eyes, the palsy like tremors that twitched the hands where they tightened on the arms of his chair, became repulsive to the verge of fascination. She tried to look away, but could not. "You had better see Dr. Grlsby," she managed to say. "I'd better see you; that's what I'd better do," he retorted thickly. "You'll do all the doctoring I want. And I want lt, all right.'' "A'cry well. What Is lt?" He passed his swollen hand across his forehead. "What Is It?" he repeated. "It's the limit this time, If you want to know. I'm all ln." "Roulette?" raising her eyebrows, without interest. "Y'es, roulette too. Everything! They got me upstairs at Burbank's. The game's crooked. Every box, ev ery case, every wheel, every' pack Is crooked, crooked, crooked, by God!" he burst forth in a fever, struggling to sit upright, his hands always tighten ing on the arms of the chair. "It's nothing but a creeping joint, run by a bunch of handshakers! I—I'll"— Stuttering, choking, stammering Im precations, his hoarse clamor died away after awhile. She sat there, head bent, silent, Impassive, acquies cent under the physical and mental strain to which she had never become thoroughly hardened. How many such scenes had she witnessed! She could j not count them. They differed very j little In detail and not at all lu their , ultimate object, which was to get what money she • had. This was his method of reimbursing himself for his losses. j He made an end to his outburst aft j er awhile. Only bis dreadful fat breathing now filled the silence and, supposing he had finished, she found her voice with an effort: "I am sorry. It comes at a bad time, as you know"— I if v r* "Are you ill?" "A bad'timer* he broke out violently. "How can It come at any other sort of time? With us all times are bad. If this Is worse than the average it can't be helped. We are In It for keeps this time!" "We?" "Yea, we!" he repeated, but his face had grown ghastly and his uncertain eyes were fastened on hers In the mir ror. "What do you mean—exactly?" she asked, turning from the dresser to con front him. He made no effort to answer. An ex pression of dull fright was growing on his visage, as though for the flrel time he had begun to realize what had happened. She saw It and her heart quickened, but she spoke disdainful'}'': "Well, I am ready to listen—as usual. How much do you want?" He made no sign. His lower lip hung loose. Ills eyes blinked nt her. "What Is It?" she repeated. "What have you been doing? Ilow much have you lost? You can't have lost very much. We hadn't much to lose. If you have given your note to any of those gamblers it is a shame—a shame! Leroy, look at me! You promised me, on your honor, never to do that again. Have you lied, after all the times I have bellied you out, stripped myself, denied myself, put off tradesmen, faced down creditors? After all I have done, do you dare come here and ask for more—ask for what f have not got—with not one bill settled, not one servant paid since December"— "Leila, 1—I've got—to tell you"— "What?" she demanded, appalled by the change In his face. If he was overdoing It, he was overdoing it real istically enough. "1—I've used Plank's check!" he mumbled and moistened his lips with his tongue. She stared back at him, striving 1 comprehend. "Plank's!" she repeated slowly. "Plunk's chock? What check? What do you mean?" "The one ho gave you last night to pay his bridge losses and forgot to till In." ,, , "The one he— But you couldn't! How could you . it was not filled in." ,,j , lt ,, H( , r ( ,. uvnlng horrol . was reacting Qn as u al dw llko a flerce t (md h , 3 own courage camo back lu a ^ of 8ullen desl >eration. ,. Y are trylng to frlght en me. ^ „ ghe stammerod . -you are try tQ make mc do southing -give . . f . , you what you want—force me to give > you waat! y ou calVt frlght . me> The check was mnde out to , „ r lndorsed lt Do understand | thfltr he gald savnge!y . ; ,. N , don - t Because If you did f „ j , j he ,®, jke ln flerceIy . . , , . . , ,,, .. , , worried over Is what Blank will think. Ilow could you mo—to my order, have used lt, If 1 had not indorsed lt?" what you think "All I'm I didn't mean to do it. I didn't dream of doing it. When I saw that chock ln my hands I thought I'd use it tem porarily—merely as moral collateral to flash at Burbank—something to back my I O U's. So I filled it ln." "For how much?" she asked, not dar ing to believe him, but he Ignored the question nnd went on, "I filled it and Indorsed it and"— "How could you Indorse It?" she In terrupted coolly, now unconvinced again and suspicious. "I'll tell you If you'll stop that fool tongue a moment. The check was made to *L. Mortimer,' wasn't lt? So I wrote 'L. Mortimer 1 on the back. Now do you know? If you are L. Mor timer, so am I. Leila begins with L; so does Leroy, doesn't it? I didn't Im itate your two-words-to-a-pnge auto graph. I put my owu fist to a check made out to one L. Mortimer, and I don't care what you think about it as long ns Plank can stand lt. Now put up your nose nnd howl, If you like." But under her sudden pallor he was taking fright again, nnd he began to bolster up his courage with bluster and noise as usual. "Howl all you like," he jeered. "It won't alter matters or square ac counts with Plank. What are you staring at? Do you suppose I'm not sorry? Do you fancy I don't know what a fool I've been? What are you turning white for? What"— "How much bave you"— She chok ed, then, resolutely, "How much have you—taken?" "Taken!" he broke out with an oath. "What do you mean? I've borrowed about $20,000. Now yelp! Eh? What? No yelps? Probably some weeps then. Turn 'em on and run dry. I'll wait." And he managed to cross one bulky leg over the other and lean back, af fecting resignation, while Leila, bolt upright ln her low chair, every curved outline rigid under the flowing silken wrap, stared at him as though stun ned. "Well, we're good for lt, aren't we?" he said threateningly. "If he's going to turn ugly about it, here's the house?" "My—house?" "Tes, your house! I suppose you'd rather raise something on the house than have the thing come out ln the papers." "Do you think so?" she asked, star ing Into bis bloodshot eyes. "Tes, I do. I'm sure of it!" "You are wrong." "You mean that you are not Inclined to stand by me," he demanded. "Y'es, I mean that." "You don't intend to help me out?" "I do not Intend to—not this time." He began to show his big teeth and that nervous snickering "tick" twitch ed his upper Up. "How about the divorce courts?" he sneered. "Do you want to figure In them with riank?" "I don't want to," she said steadily, "but you cannot frighten me by that threat." For Headquarters Bins Lakes FRUIT Fresh Fruit delivered each day from the famous Blue Lakes Orchards and on sale at our store. Also a fresh line of High Grade Groceries :::::::: PERRINE & BURTON Chicken Dinner .... Every Sunday - At the — Star Restaurant Meals, lumber! CTJ Këi m t m 7% 33 Dressed and Undressed lumber can be had here according to your needs. It makes no difference what you require in the lumber line it is here to be promptly delivered on your order, lt makes no dif ference either what quantity you want. \Ye will send you a small lot just as cheerfully as If it be a bigger one. AVhat are your needs? Idaho Lumber Co Don't Fail to See H. B. CLIFTON & CO. Before buying property and if you have property to sell list it with us. Office Opposite McCornick Bank Twin Falls, Idaho He Twin Falls pinsle louse Headquarters for Everything in Musical Instruments and Sheet Music. Main Street, Three Doors East of Idaho Department Store The G. B. Slerer company will give $5.00 for the liest and largest grown on the traet; $2.50 for the see ond best, and $2.50 for tlie best and; largest bill, size and quality will cut! ice. The display will be in the Bed ford Drug company's west window. The company to retain the samples, tf FOR SALE. Lots 3 and 4, block 113, $350.00. Box SPUDS » ANTED. 955. Lost. Two oil cloth splashers, hand paint Falls, the hunting. ed, one with picture of Twbi other one, picture of duck Please return to the Times office. tf Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup is used nearly everywhere, because It not only heals Irritation of the throat and stops the cough, but lt drives the cold out of the system through Its laxative principle by assuring a free and gen tle action of the bowels, and that Is the only way to cure a cold. You can't cure it as long as you are consti pated. Insist upon Kennedy's Laxa tive Cough Syrup. Sold by Sprague's Pharmacy. Christian Science church meets every Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock In the K. P. Hall. Lost. A bunch of keys, left in box 726 or on desk in postoffice or between post office and Blckel school. Liberal re ward. G. W. Shrout. : Wll plant commercial orchard or ; furnish nursery stock in exchange for potato'team, spring wagon, grubber or any i thing I can use on rauch, tf î Wheat and oats sacks, nine cents, at ; H. B. Johnson's. 9-3 tf. W. O. Wann. I For Sali -10 tons baled alfalfa and timothy bay. Geo. Hadenfeldt. 1 You can buy an Oliver typewriter at $15 down and $5 a month. The best machine made. Hill & Taylor, agents. For Sale or Exchange—Pianos, sev eral makes to select from. Would like to trade for room and board, horse and buggy or would consider deals In land at correct prices. CARSTENSEN & ANTON CO., Care Times Office. Oct 15 For Sale or Trade, A new U. S. seperator, to sell or trade for hay. Inquire at the Times office. tf A' FOR SALE—40 acres of good land, three miles north of Filer. Inquire at Times office. _ TOOT YOUR OWN HORN. We are new men in Twin Falls, but not new In the Real Estate business. We are already doing « fine bnsiness and want yon to call and see as. List your property with ns. Miller k White, opposite McCornick Bnnk. *