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LAND IN CANADA
AN INVESTMENT WORK IT, AND SECURE 20 PER CENT. ON THE EXPENDITURE. Farm lands In Canada increased !n value this Spring from fifteen to twen ty per cent, and as a result of this Increase thousands of tboso who harp gone there within the past few years have had that much more value added to their holdings. There is proof here that as a field for investment there Is nowhere to be found a more profit able one than in purchasing farm lands in Canada. And. as a field for occupation and working the farms there is nowhere on the continent where more satisfactory return is given. The crops are always sure and the prices are always good. With railroads entering and traversing all the settled parts, there are very few districts in which tho farmer will be more than from ten to twelve miles from a railway station. Hoads are good, and big loads are easily handled. The price of getting grain to the pri mary market is low’ on this account, and then in reaching the world's mar kets the railways have their rates con trolled by tho Government, and what may be considered a fair deal is cer tain. Good prices for all kinds of grain is the rule, and if the investor has made good money by the Increased value given to his unworked land, it is not difficult to understand that the profit to the man who works his land Is just that much more, and thero will be no depreciation. The man who holds a free homestcrffi of one hundred and Bixty acres of land, which he got for $10 as an entry fee, has land which at its lowest estimate la worth $10 an acre—yes, $15 an acre —the moment he has completed his three years’ residence duties. It will continue to increase in value until its earning power gives a reasonable in terest on a certain sum. That is, if be takes off the land fifteen to twenty dollars per acre clear profit each year, his land is worth to him, at a fair rate of interest, $200 an acre. If he only realizes $10 an acre clear profit, it is worth $100 per acre. Now, thou sands of farmers are duplicating these figures. The price of land in Canada to-day is much less than its realizing value. The fact that the fifty thou sand Americans who went to Canada year before last were followed by one hundred thousand last year offers 6omo evidence, and good evidence, too. that there is getting to be a pretty fair knowledge that money is to be made in Canada lands. As an investment money Is to bo made, but more by living upon the land, secured either by home stead or purchase. The one hundred thousand of last year will be one hun dred and fifty thousand this year. These comprise people from every state in the Union, and it is just being realized the asset that awaits the homeseeker in Canada. The large numbers that have gone, though, makes no appreciable difference In the supply of land. There is still left vast quantities of the best of it. But the longer a delay is made In arriving at a decision, the price will advance proportionately, and the more de sirable homesteads near the railway lines become more difficult to secure. The Government publishes interesting literature, which may be had on ap plication to any of the agents whose offices are located at different points through the States, and they (the agents) will be pleased to assist in any way possible in the choice of lo cation. _ Fletcherite Loses His Count. "Hobby,” said bis mother, "sit up straight, and don't tuck your napkin under your chin. I've told ypu hun dreds of time—" “There!” exploded Tommy, "you’ve made me lose the count! I don’t know now whether it’s 256 or 356 times I’ve chewed this clam!" 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Unaware of each other’s position, both Griswold and Ardmore set out to make the other prosecute Applewelght. Valuable papers m the Applewelght case nre missing from : the office of Gov. Osborne ami Griswdd ; places the theft at the door of the •chemlng attorney general. Ardmore I rharters n caboose and starts for the I border to plan the arrest of Applewelght. Jerry meanwhile. Is a guest at Ardsley. Ardmore’s posse takes the field. CHAPTER X.—Continued. Ho was more buoyant than aha had aeon him, and she liked the note of affection that crept into his tone as he Rpoke of his friend. “Ardmore ia the most remarkable person alive,” Griswold continued. "You remember—l spoke' of him this morning. He likes to play the in scrutable idiot, and he carries it off pretty well; but underneath he’s real ly clever. The most amazing ideas take hold of him. You never could imagine what he’s doing now! I met him accidentally in Atlanta the other day. and he was in pursuit of a face— a girl's face that he had seen from a car window for only an instant on a siding somewhere. He declared to me most solemnly that the girl winked at him!" Griswold was aware that Miss Os borne's interest In Ardmore cooled perceptibly. "Oh!” she said, with that delight ful intonation with which a woman utterly extinguishes a sister. “I shouldn't have told you that,” said Griswold, guiltily aware of falling temperature. "He is capable of fol lowing a winking eye at a perfectly respectful distance for- a hundred years, and of being entertained all the time by the joy of pursuit.” "It seems very unusual,” said Bar bara. with cold finality. Griswold remembered this talk as, the next day. aboard the train bound for Turner Court House, the seat of Mingo county. South Carolina, he pon dered a telegram he had received from Ardmore. He read a- * -e-read this mesnnge, chewing cigars and scowling at the landscape, and the cause of his perturbation of spirit may be roughly summarized In these words; 1 On leaving the executive mansion the night before, he had studied maps in his room at the Saluda house, and carefully planned his campaign. He had talked by telephone with the prosecuting attorney of Mingo coun ty. and found that official politely re sponsive. So much hud gone well. Then the juxtaposition of Ardmore’s estate to the border, and the possible use of the house as headquarters, struck in upon him. He would, after all, generously take Ardmore into the game, and they would uphold the honor and dignity of the great com monwealth of South Carolina togeth er. The keys of all Ardmore’s houses were, so to speak, in Gris wold’s pocket, and invitations were unnecessary between them; yet, at At lanta Ardmore had made a point of asking Griswold down to help while away the tedium of Mrs. Atchison's house part)*, and as n matter of form Griswold wired from Columbia, ad vising Ardmore of h*s unexpected de i acent. Kven In case Ardmore sha.ild still be abroad In pursuit of the winking eye, the doors of the huge house would be open to Griswold, who had entered there, so often as the owner's familiar friend. These things he pondered deeply as ho rend and re read Ardmore's reply to his message, o reply which was plainly enough dated nt Ardsley, but which, he could not know, had really been written in i caboose 0186 as it lay on a siding in the southeastern yards at Raleigh, and thence dispatched to the manager at Ardsley, with Instructions to for wr.ra it as a new merrage to Gris wold at Columbia. The chilling words thus flung at. him were: Prof. Henry Maine Griswold. Saluda House. Columbia, B. C.: I am very sorry, old man, but I ran not (ake you In Just now. Scarlet fever Is 1 tpklamlr among my tenants, and I could not think of exposing you to danger. As •oon as the accursed plague passes I want to have you down. An epidemic that closed the gates of Ardsley wxiuld assume the propor tions of a nafional disaster; for even If the great house itself were quar M lined. there were lodges and bunga lawn seatte?cd over the tomato. wherw ' a host of Quests could be entertained In comfort. Griswold reflected that the very fact that he had wired from Columbia must hare intimated to Ard- I more that hiH friend was flying to- | ward him. rursuant to the Atlanta in ▼itatlon. Griswold dismissed a thou sand speculations as unworthy. Ard more had never shown the remotest trace of snobbishness, and as far as the threatened house party was con cerned. Griswold knew Mrs. Atchison very well, nnd had been entertained at her New York house. The patronizing tone of the thing caused Griswold to flush at every reading. If the Ardsley date line had not been so plainly written; if tha phraseology were not so characteris tic, there might be room for doubt; but Ardmore—Ardmore, of all men, had slapped him in the face! Hut, scarlet fever or no scarlet fever, the pursuit of Apuleweight had precedence of private grievances. By the time ho reached Turner Court House Griswold had dismissed tho ungraciousness of Ardmore, nnd his Jaws were set with a determination to perform the mission intrusted to him by Barbara Osborne, and to wait until later for an accounting with his unaccountable friend. Arrived at Turners, Grisw’old strode at once toward the courthouse. The eontemputuous rejection of his message by the sheriff of Mingo had angered Griswold, but he was destined to feel even more poignant insolence when, entering the sheriff’s office, a deputy, languidly posed ns a letter “V” In a swivel-chair, with his feet on the mantel, took a cob pipe from his mouth nnd lazily answered Gris wold's Importunate query with: "The sheriff uln’t hyeh, seh. He's a-visitin’ his folks in Tennessy." "When will he be back?" demanded Griswold, hot of heart, but maintain ing the Icy tone that had made him so formidable in cross-examination. “I rorkon I don't know, seh.” "Do you know' your own name?*’ persisted Griswold sweetly. "Go to hell, seh,” replied the deputy. He reached for a match, relighted his pipe, and carefully crossed bis feet on the mantel shelf. The moment Gris wold’s steps died away in the outer corridor the deputy rose and busied himself so industriously with the tele phone that within an hour all through Pondered a Telegram He had Re ceived. the Mingo hills, nnd even beyond the ntate line, along lonely trails, across hills and through valleys, and beside cheery creeks and brooks. It was nown that a strange man from Co umbia was in Mingo county looking for the sheriff, and Appleweight, alias Potcet, nnd his men were everywhere on guard. Griswold liked the prosecuting at torney on sight. Ills name was Haber sham, and he was a youngster with a clear and steady gray eye. Instead of the southern statesman's flowing Prince Albert, he wore a sack-coat of gray Jeans, and was otherwise distin guished by a shirt of white and blue check. He grinned ns Griswold bent a puzzled look upon him. “I took your courses at the uni versity two years ago, professor, and I remember distinctly that you always wore a red cravat to your Wednes day’s lectures.” “You hav* done well,” replied Oris woid, "for 1 never expected to And an old student who remembered half as touch of me ns that. Now, as I un derstood you over the telephone, Ap pleweight was Indicted for stealing a ham In this county by the last grand Jury, but the sheriff has failed or re fused to make the arrest. How did the grand Jury rome to Indict If this outlaw dominates all the hill coun try?” "The grand Jerr wanted to make a allowing of virtue, and It was, of course, understood between the fore man. the leader of the gang, and the sheriff that no warrant could he served on Apple-weight. I did my duty; the grand Jury's act was eg emplary; and there the wheels of Jus tice are blocked The same thing is pi actlcally true across the state line In Dilwell county. North Carolina. These men. led by Applewelght, use their Intimate knowledge of the coun- j try to elude pursuers when at times the revenue men rndertake a raid, and the county authorities have never J seriously molested them. Now and then one of those sheilffs will make a feint of going out to look for Apple weight, but you may be s.ire that due notice Is given before he starts. Three revenue officers have lately been killed while looking for these men. and the government Is likely to take vigorous action before long ’* "We may as well be frank,’ void Griswold In his most professional voice. **I don't want the feoera' au thorities to take these men; it Is im portant that they should not do aa This Is an affair between the govern , ®r» of rtr# Carolina*. rt tt ami ••id that neither of them dares prsM the matter of arrest, but I am hers In Got. Osborne** behalf to give the Its to that imputation. Got. Osborne baa been viciously maligned. Suppose all these people were arrested in Mingo county under these indictments, what would be the result—trial and acoult tair* “Just that, in spite of any effort made ts convict them." “Well, Gov. Osborne Is tired of thta business aud wants the Appleweight scandal disposed of once and for all." “That's strange." remarked Haber sham, clearly surprised at Griswold's vigorous tone. "I called on the gotr ernor in his office at Columbia only ten days ago. and he put me ofT Ha said he had to prepare an address to deliver before the South Carolina Political Reform Association, ami ha couldn't take up the Appleweight case; and I called on Bosworth, tho attorney general, and he grow* furious ly angry, und said 1 was guilty of tha gravest malfeasance in not having brought those men to book long ago. When 1 suggested that he connive with the governor toward removing our sheriff, he declared that the gov* ernor was a coward, lie seemed anx ious to put the governor in a hole, though why he should take that atti tude I can’t nmke out. as it lias been generally understood that Gov. Os borne’s personal friendliness for him secured his nomination and election to the attorney generalship, and 1 liavo heard that ho is engaged to tha governor’s oldest dnughter.” “He’s a contemptible hound,” re plied Griswold with feeling, “and at the proper time we shall deal with him; but it 1r of more importance Just now to make Appleweight a prisoner in Nortli Carolina. If he’s arreste® over there, that lets us out; and If thr North Carolina authorities won’t ar rest their own criminals we’ll go over in Dilwell county and show them how to be good. The man’s got to b* locked up, nnd he’d look much better In a North Carolina jail, under all th« circumstances.” i imt s Rood in theory, but how do you justify It In law?” "Oh, that’s tho merest matter of formulae! My dear Habersham, all the usual processes of law go down before emergencies!” Tho airiness of Griswold's ton# caused the prosecutor to laugh, for this was not the sober associate pro fessor of admiralty whose lectures he had sat under at the University ol \ irRinla, but a different person, whose new attitude toward the law and Its enforcement shocked him imtneasur ably. "Well, as 1 told you over tho telo phone, we hear a great deal about Ap plewelRht and his crowd, but w« never hear much of their enemies, who are, nevertheless, of the same general stock, and equally determined when aroused. Ten of these men 1 have quietly called to meet at ray farm out here a few miles from town, on Thursday night. They come from different points over the country, and we ll have a small but grim posse that will be ready for business. You may not know it, but the Appieweights are most religious. Applewelght himself boasts that he never misses church on Sunday. He goes also to the mid week service on Thursday sight, so I have learned, and thereby hangs our opportunity. Mount Nebo church lie* off here toward the north. It's a lone ly point in itself, though it's the ypir itual center and rendezvous for a wide area. If Applewelght can be taken at all, that’s the place, and I’m willing to make the trial. Whether to atam pede the church and mnke a fight, oi seize him alone ns he approaches th# place, is a question for discussion with tho boys I have engaged to go into the game. How does it strike you ?” "First rate. Ten good men ought to be enough; buv 'f it comes down to numbers, the stat*. militia ran bs brought Into use. The South Carolina National Guard Is In camp, and w< can have a regiment quick enough, if I nsk It.” Habersham whistled (TO HR CONTINUED.) A 8trange "God Tree.” What. Is a god tree? Nobody know* or had ever heard of such a thing un til, not long ago, an ethnological ex plorer came across quite a lot of thers on certain little known Islands along the west const of Sumatra. The god tree Is carved out of wood, with curiously fashioned branches of the same material. On these branrhef are hung strings of bright colored bits of cloth and tiny baskets filled with grains of rice. The whole affair !• not more than three feet high. According to the belief of the na tives of the if^anrls aforesaid, a god lives In the tree. He is not a partic ularly good sort of divinity and, If h« talr»s a notion fo leave the tree he la liable to do folks a mischief. Tha best way to peisuade him to atay at home In the tree is to mnke the lattej attractive by a lornlng It In the man ner described and by supplying rice In baskets for the god to e#t. The god is a household god and tha tree which he Inhabits is kept In l corner of the family dwelling. Woman as Bank Officer. Both the paying Ml the receiving teller* In the Maiden Lane Savings bank Df Me tv York are youn-g women In a nlrnular recently leaned the offl. rials of the hank commended the** two women for thsdr efficiency, arcus* ary and the general excellence of their work. Since they have been la office no shortage of cash ban beef found and they readily detect discrep ancles In signatures and are unvary Ingly punctual and eeurteoua to pe troaa »f tiie bank. 1 . Try Th!*, This 8ummm Tbo very next time you're hot, tired or thirsty, step up to a soda fountain and get a glass of Coca-Cola. It will cool you off. relieve your bodily ami mental fatigue and queuch your thirst delightfully. 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