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f^'C| mm liv 11 5 ,». I "Ml I Mi ft: 'i 'P tt44 m&. "v| mm y-- /^v3 $rfrv' •*"**•, i&feW' *»& •P & *M:t J-. I •f mpx v!§ •m —r— THE PIONEER. ijjpb' North Dakota Pub. Co., Publishers. HOPE, N. DAK. LIPS SEALED Alma Martin Estabrook Author of "Mr CoutM Fatrtcta PICTURES BY A. WEIL ••$ (Copyright, toy J. B. Lippincott Co.) •W»Y*C* V*V. #r *s 's Ankony. V,.P^,.., Vtw 8YNOPSI8. The story opens with a scene at a box Barty. Miss Henrietta Winstantley, sis ter of Bishop Winstanley overheard Banker Ankony propose to Barbara Hem Ingray, whose brother Dan was in his employ. Dan was one of the town's pop ular young men. He showed some nerv ousness when Attorney Tom Twining told him Barbara refused Ankoivy. Ankony the following day, summoning Twining, •it, accused Dan of looting the bank. Twln .. Ing refused to prosecute. Barbara per suaded Ankony to postpone starting prosecution. Twining learned of the en gagement of Ankony and Barbara. He congratulated both. He visited Miss Hemingray and found her almost In tears. He told her he had loved her, but feared prematurely announcing his af fectlon. By actions, alone she told him she reciprocated. Mrs. Anson Dines, wealthy widow, proposed a marriage by ,. proxy with Bishop Winstanley. The lat ter consulted with Twining. The bishop .t had been paying attentions to Miss Streeter. Dan consulted Twining, say ing his sister was determined to marry Ankony, declaring she actually loved the banker, though he could not help believ Ing she was making a sacrifice to save him from Jail. Miss Winstanley, find ing a pressed rose in the bishop's book, scented a love affair. Mrs. Dines sailed for America. Miss Winstanley Informed ... Twining that Mrs. Dines was intent upon stopping the marriage of Barbara and CHAPTER VIII.—Continued. I tramped the floor, and Miss Win Stanley did innumerable things as an outlet for her brimming emotions. She closed an open magazine, patted a de pressed pillow into plumpness, hov ered over a bowl of flowers, and teased her spaniel, talking all the time about what this might mean to 08 all. "You may put your faith in Hannah Dines." she said "I wish I felt as sure of it as you do." "She means just what she says, and she knows she can do it. The mar riage is as good as stopped, Mr. Twin ing you may take my word for it" "Mrs. Dines is counting without her host tbey will not give each other up." "Rubbish!" she cried, confronting me with an indignant face' and snap ping her fingers. "-Why will you insist that she cares for him? I tell you •he does not. Once the reason for her marrying him is removed, you will Bee." "The Lord grant that I may!"I ferv ently ejaculated. "You will," she insisted. "Mrs. Dines should be here within four days," I said, making a rapid calculation. She nodded. "What are we to do In the mean time?" I asked. "Possess ourselves in patience." She was rapturously jubilant "I wish I could be as sanguine as you," said I. "If you knew Mrs. Dines you would be," she declared. "I should have had my doubts if any other woman had written this, but I know how perfectly sure of herself she Is." I recalled one failure of hers. Then I remembered the bishop's distress and smiled. "We must keep the matter entirely between ourselves," said Miss Win stanley. "I have not even told my brother what her coming will mean. He is a long-time friend of hers so I have told him that she is on her way to America, knowing that he would be interested. to hear it, but I made no mention of her errand, nor do I ex pect to." She was standing at the window, looking out. She turned on the In stant and came toward me. "Do try to be a little glad/' she cried. "You know what a second disap pointment would mean," I said. "I 4m trying not to hope too much." "But you may hope all you like. I have faith in Hannah Dines, and I am sure things are coming out right sure of it, sure of it, sure of and she laughed blithely. CHAPTER IX. The steamer on which Mrs. Dines arrived was three days belated, to our great impa£ie*"e, arriving only the day but one before the wedding invita tions were to go out and as the bishop was away from town an a trip, which annoyed and puzzled his sist«r, It fell to my lot to accompany her to meet Mrs. Dines. It had been years since I had seen that lady and then but once and brief ly, -but*. I* knew her the moment she came down the gang-plank, so exactly did she look a« had been sure she would a large, ruddyish voman, in an indifferently tailored cheviot, with a man's keen eyes, a woman's nose, tho copious chins of the bishop's de scription, and a mouth Inclining slight ly to gentleness, with a film jaw the 4i«iCt. waman that ono WMfcii I .1 •.. v'T.r In thousand. She had oomo easily Into success, as thebighop had said, and one could see that It Anson Dines had not accomplished anything for himself, she must hare accomplished it for him, since a woman built in her mold could not have been a failure nor have allowed the man she married to remain one. "I am ill," she said at once, as we moved to meet her and she stooped to offer a grayish cheek to her friend's lips. "The passage was frightfully rough. I don't know when I've had such a trip. I must get home and to bed." She nodded briefly when I was pre sented to her, declined" the arm I proffered, and, when we had finally got to the carriage, leaned back and closed her eyes, maintaining an abso lute silence except when she aroused herself to answer Triefly some ques tion In the flow of Miss Winstanley's solicitude. It was evident that mal de mer did not leave her in the most amiable spirits in the world. Henrietta Winstanley sank lower and lower in her corner of the car? riage, looking at me with appealing and dejected eyes. It was no won der to have waited all these nerve wearing days on Mrs. Dines and then to have fcer arrive in this undone and uncommunicative condition was enough to sink even her buoyant spir its. For myself, 1 felt the hopeless ness of the whole affair as I had felt it from the beginning. As we neared the Winstanley house, Miss Winstanley said, quite casually: "By the way, Hannah, the Hemin gray-Ankony invitations are out day after to-morrow." "What!" cried Mrs. Dines, and her eyes flew open on the instant. "Why didn't you tell me at once? I had no idea it was to be so soon. I must see Dean at once." Dean was her agent and adviser. Miss Winstanley revived imme diately. "Are you able?" she inquired ten derly. Mrs. Dines nodded, swallowed hard, and tried to sit up. She was green ish gray and looked frightfully ill. "It isn't a question as to that," she declared "I must see Dean this morn ing, at once. Aren't we almost home?" "You see she has come fortified," said Miss Winstanley to me, as I was leaving, after having assisted Mrs. Dines into the house. I went back to my office and man aged to put in the rest of the morning and part of the afternoon, but my nerves were ragged and my alarm as She Looked at Me Questioningly. to Mrs. Dines' condition was very real. Miss Winstanley had mentioned the physician she meant to call, and I went round to see him late in the day to inquire as to his patient, but his report of her was not at all encourag ing and I almost wished I had stayed away. He thought it probable that she would not be out of bed for a fort night Toward evening, as I came out of my club and started through Union square, I became suddenly conscious of a slender familiar figure ahead of me, and, .hastening, overtook Barbara. She was walking rapidly, and she turned at my salutation with a start, as if her thoughts had been far from her surroundings. Her eyes were feverish and I could see at once that she was very tired. "Are you walking home?" I asked. "May I come along?" She looked at me, hesitating. "I don't think you had better," she said. "I am hurried and cross and ab sent-minded." "I've seen you all three and still found you fairly—" "Oh, don't muster out any silly com pliments," she broke in quickly. "I know that in my present mood I couldn't inspire a genuine one so don't try to palm off any spurious ones on me. I'm not in the humor to be easily deceived. But you may Possibly Dad Had Recalled a Few In cidents of His Own Col lege Days. A student at the University of Penn sylvania had been going a fast pace with the boys nf hia class and fra ternity and had had frequent inter views with father concerning debts and other financi .! troubles occa sioned \y the drain his pleasures had made on his source of supply. Several times the "governor" had been compelled to get various articles of value back from the boy's "uncle," and the relation of provider and spend er was strained. One day the student wired father i&ai his watch had fallen into deep come along It you're sore ytm don't mind. Perhaps it's Just as well there Is—L„have Just posted you a note to say good-by." "Good-by!" I gasped. "Where in the world are you going?" "We sail for London to-morrow. Mr. Ankony has been called there by important business. We are to be married at noon. It's very sudden, isn't it? I feel as if I had been caught up by a huge whirlwind that wouldn't let me down." "To-morrow! You sail to-morrow!" I repeated. She nodded. "It was only a matter of a few weeks at most," she said. "But to-jnorrow!" I echoed Inanely. She did not reply. Gathering her skirts out of the way of the fountain spray that drifted across the asphalt^ she kept her eyes resolutely ahead. The roar of Broadway was in our ears. Through Fifteenth street the late sun shine poured, and a mist came ur from the bay. River whistles blew, and here and there an. electric light sprang out. Walking hurriedly and in silence we crossed Broadway and came into the kindling shadows of the side-street, turning presently into Fifth avenue. "And your note?"I asked. "Was only to say good-by and ex plain our hurried departure. We are so sorry to not have you all with us at the marriage, as we had expected. Even Dan may not get to town in time. I wired him at once, of course, but I'm afraid he can't make it. And Bishop Winstanley is away! It is all so unsatisfactory! I had never thought to have anyone marry me bui him, you know. I'm afraid it will seem a sort of makeshift cercmony," with a little sigh. "Suppose something should come up to prevent your sailing?" I asked, with an uncontrollable impulse. She turned to me quickly, anN odd look in her eyes, but in the same in stant it faded and she lifted the shield of an impersonal smile. "That is quite improbable. I never think of such things.. Some people do, I know. But in this case we are al most quite ready. Mr. Ankony is rush ing his preparations through, and I had even this half-hour's breathing space, so I walked through the old Square for the last time. Does that sound ghastly?" she asked, with a smile. "But I dare cay it will never seem quite the same again." Her tone was light, but it held the pang of sadness. Was it only the sad' ness that a woman must naturally feel at such a time, 1 asked myself, or did it hold all the ache and bitterness that Henrietta Winstanley still stout ly contended that it did? I looked at her keenly, and, feeling my glance, she put up a quick, impatient hand to her cheek. "It isn't nice to stare at a bride-elect like that on the eve of her wedding," she said "Don't you know that? Sh« is always cross and pale and nervous It isn't fair." "Forgive me but to-morrow—to morrow I can't look at you—nor for weeks and months perhaps. Oh, 1 know I'm hurting you! I'm a beast to do it. But a man can't mask a thing forever. And it hurts. God! how it hurts to think of your going!" "Does that make it any harder—the going?" she asked. "It is the suddenness of it," I said dully, and we walked a little way in silence. It was she who broke it. "I am so sorry! so sorry!" she said, in the lowest, softest voice, and the regret and the tenderness in ti touched me profoundly. "If I could say something, do something, to help —to make it easier for you! But 1 can't, and it—it hurts me, too. Oh, look at me once in friendliness and forgiveness!" A lovely April twilight was letting about us, and in its shadows I turned to her. "Can you do me the injustice to be lieve that I have anything but friend liness for you, dear?" I asked.' "I am a poor whimpering thing to trouble you like this now—to let you see." We had reached the steps of her house, and as we mounted them she slipped her hand through my arm with a little pressure, then quickly withdrew it. "No, no, you are not that," she pro tested warmly "you are all that It considerate and kind and good and I—" "If I were yielding you to any one else—" I blundered. "Don't!" she cried "you have youi own little shrine in the temple of my heart, and I don't want you to de throne yourself at the last. This Is— is the last, you know. Good-by. 1 can't ask you in, and we shall no meet again before I go." "Yet I think," said I, "that I will not say good-by." She looked at me questioningly. "Do you think leaving out a good by makes a separation seem less real?" she smiled. "This one would set the ssal upor too many things," I replied. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Father Was "Wise" to Game water in the Schuylkill river and he wanted "at once" $25 ta hire a diver to recover it. The answer came as follows: "Nothing on the f25. Cheaper to 6sak the watch where it is." Every One. Every woman believes that If she should die right after her husband has scolded her the coroner would find her heart covered with black ectf blue spots.—Atchison Globe. The Triumphant Feminin#. Woman's superiority over San Ji proved by the fact that oho can I heroine even io the maid who pins her switches and adjusts her vu- $ W 1 I 5 EXPERIMENTS OF L. BURBANK Spineless Cactus Now of Use as 8tock Food Result of Study by the Californlan. .j- (By Pavid .Starr Jordan, President Ice land Stanford, Jr., University.) Lvlther Burbank Of Santa Rosa, Cal., is doubtless the mbst skillful experi menter in the field of the formation of riew formls of plant life by the pro cess of crossing and selection. "Crossing',I' says Mr. But-bank, "Is done to eecure a wealth Of variation By jhis means we get the species into a state oi perturbation or 'wabble' and take advantage of the 'wabbling* to guide the life forces into the de sired habits or channels. "The 'first, crossing is generally a step in the direction in which we are going, but repeated crossing is often necessary and judicious selection al ways necessary to secure valuable practical results. Crossing may give the test or the worst qualities of the parent, or any other qualities, and pre vious -crossings often affect the re sults. Bees and other insects, as well as the wind, cross plants, but they do, not work intelligently, there fore rarely to any advantage econom ically to man. "AH evolution and improvement are dependent on crossing,- therefore na- Spineless and Spiny Cactus. ture has produced more wonderful de vices for this purpose than for any other. "Hybridizing the Icebery White blackberry with the Cuthbert rasp berry has developed a plant with fo liage and growth midway. About half the plants bear fruit which is red like the raspberry, about half bear fruit which is white like the Icebery black berry the quality is midway between the blackberry and the raspberry. "The white blackberry is a wild va riation crossed with the Lawton for size and vigor the result is a much clearer white than the wild one, larger and very much more productive, in these respects fully equal to its stam inate parent, the Lawton. "Apples brought up from the south temperate zone are entirely confused here, yielding leaves, buds, flowers and small apples at various seasons. One of these apples in time, however, became adapted to the conditions and developed into one of the best apples. "A blackberry plant with an im mense mass of fruit developed from a seedling from the Himalayas. One plant covers 150 square feet, is eight feet high, and has a bushel or more of fruit. This is only a young, small plant when full grown this variety is many times larger. "The Bartlett plum has the flavor of a Bartlett pear, but even more strongly developed. The rice seed plum has extremely small seeds. "The stoneless plum is a cross of the French prune with a wild plum having the stone almost eliminated by a fortuitous variation. "The result thus far is a great num ber of stoneless plums of good size, but in flavor inferior to the, best cul tivated ones. These are being crossed again to improve the flavor and new •elections made. "Crossing the Japan and the New England chestnut, the trees, leaves, growth and nuts are midway second generation and later generations as usual show more varied combinations and variations. "To breed the burs off from chest nuts is dangerous, because it allows the birds to get in at the nuts. The burr is originally intended to keep off the birds. "The cactus has smooth cotyledons, but the first bud is covered with thorns. These thorns have also been eliminated by selecting the smooth est individual seedlings without cross ing. "Crossing in this case generally in terrupts the process, as it brings out well-fixed ancestral traits, but later, to combine the best qualities of sev eral species, crossing and selection must be resorted to. "Examples seen were shoots of the original stock, prickly the second gen eration, slightly prickly the third, without thorns aflft later the specules even with the Bubctance of the cactus have been removed so as to make the cactus very excellent food for cattle." Bush Fruits. Bush fruits cannot thrive well In ground that is packed down hard or covered with a mat of grass. But if the plow and cultivator are operated as they should be early in the sea son, the ground is put in condition to yield fruit and benefit the fowls, which is the most profitable way to get twp crops from the land at oace. vi "1 V^.Hr 1 msmsm BUILDING AN APPLE HOUSE Cement Is an Excellent Nonconductor of Heat and Cold and Is Over looked by Many. When building apple houses, root cellars, icehouses', etc., many of us have overlooked the fact that cement Is a most excellent nonconductor of heat and cold, if properly used. A solid wall of most any material will 8ectlon of Wall. conduct more or less ofsboth heat and cold if not built very thick, writes J. E. Bridgman in Farmers' Review. An inexpensive and highly satisfactory method of using cement for any of the above-mentioned structures is shown in the accompanying illustra tion. Fig. 1 is a longitudinal section of the wall, while' Fig. 2 is a cross section of the same wall. In Fig. 2 the illustration shows the method of building a round roof, which will be found very satisfactory for apple houses, roothouses, etc. In fact, the "round roof construction has been found highly satisfactory for hog houses, hay barns, and even dairy barns. However, when used for any of these buildings, it is, of course, not necessary to make the walls air tight, as for the fruithouse, etc. As almost all of the work may be performed by home labor, and any sound rough lumber may be used, the construction, herewith illustrated, is less expensive than others, and it re quires no paint or repairs, and should you by chance crack the cement, any one on the farm will be able to repair the break at slight cost As shown in Fig. 1 the studding are formed of two pieces of two by six inch pieces, and if the roof Is to be round, they S& tVi.' sS ". 'V ..7 v", S'iVf'W'AK-.-i.M "i. •fc.' ... Cross Section of Wall. continue on over to the sill on the opposite side. The circle pieces are cut from two by ten inch timbers, and care should be used to have the pieces lap as far as possible, and be well spiked. The sills are bolted to the cement foundation as shown. Threr pieces of sound one by four inch sttips are nailed to both edges of the studs, which gives it both width and strength these are covered with any rough sheathing, and the sheath ing covered with several layers of heavy building paper one by four inch strips are then nailed over the studding, which should be not over 24 inches on centers for small buildings, and less for large buildings. The fur ring strips are next covered with wire or wood lath, and the lath in turn with two heavy coats of Portland ce ment plaster, mixed in the proportion of one part cement to 2% parts sand. When dry, paint with thick paint of pure cement For icehouses, root cel lars, fruithouses, etc., the interior walls are finished in the same manner and salt glazed tile used for ventila tors. The doors and windows should be double and made to fit tight and close. The ends of the building are studded up with two by ten inch tim bers, and finished in the same man ner. If desired, the studding for round roof structures may be built up of one-inch strips untii the stud is the desired thickness of course, if the' roof is not round, single pieces are used for the studs. This air spaces, how,eyer,. Should be not'less than eight Inch,ejB, and more would be better 1 I A LITTLE COLD. H* .caught a,' little that was a)L So the neighbors sadly said, As they gathered'round hia bed, When they heard that he was dead» He caught a little cold— If pSl That was all. (Puck.). Neglect of a cough or cold of tens leads to serious trouble. To' break up a cold in twenty-four hours and cure any cough that is curable mix two. ounces of Glycerine, a,'half-ounce of' Virgin Oil of Fine-compound pureand eight ounces of pure Whisky. Take a. teaspoonful every four hours. You can, buy these at any good' drug store andi easily mix them In a large bottle. 7 NATURAk INFERENCE. fl, it'-o -ur tjr# "I don't like that Jones, girl. She's always running people down!" "Goodness! I didn't know she had. an automobile!" BOY TORTURED BY ECZEMA "When my boy was six years old, he suffered terribly with eczema. |He could neither sit still nor lie quietly in bed, for the itching was dreadful. He would irritate spots by scratching with his nails and that only made them worse. A doctor treated him and we tried almost everything, but. the eczema seemed to spread. It. started in a small place on the lower extremities and spread for two years, until it very nearly covered the back, part of his leg to the knee. "Finally I-got Cuticura Soap, Cuti cura Ointment and Cuticura Pills and. gave them according to directions. I' used them in the -morning and that evening, before I put^my boy to /bed,. I used theih- again and the improve ment even in-thbse few hours was sur prising, the inflammation seemed to be so much less. I used -two bokes of Cuticura Ointment, the same of the Pills and the Soap and my boy was cured. My son is now in his sev enteenth year and he has never had. a return of the eczema. "I took care of a friend's child that: had eczema on its face and limbs and I used the Cuticura Soap and Ointment. They acted on the child just as they did on my son and it has never re turned. I would recommend the Cuti cura Remedies to anyone. Mrs. A. J. Cochran, 1823 Columbia Ave., Phila delphia, Pa., Oct 20,1909." His Little Mistake. They stood beneath the stars, silent, as the heart-beats of the night, look ing into the diamond-studded shirt front of the sky. "Is that Mars?" he whispered, as ho slipped his arm round her taper waist,, and gazed upon a glittering erb in the distant blue. "No, it isn't," she exclaimed, jerking: away it's mine and if you think: you are. hugging mother, I can tell you that you are very much mis taken." The matter was amicably adjusted, before anything serious resulted.—Ex change. New Tonic Mixture. At this season many people espe cially old folks need a tonic appetizer which will also relieve kidney and. bladder troubles and strengthen the= blood and tissues. A well known phy sician claims there is nothing superior as a winter tonic to the following taken three to six times daily in tablespoon Tul doses. To a half-pint of good whiskey add one ounce compound fluid: balmwort and one ounce compound syrup sarsaparilla. Coals of Fire. One Christmas evening a Sunday-,, chool pupil appeared at church, only" be surrounded immediately by a. aumber of deriding playmates. "She's wearing, her sister's coat!"' cried one. "And she's got her brother's gloves on!" cried another. 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I feel as if I should like to say a few words about the defense my lawyer put up for me, but there are ladies present you can go ahead with the sentence, your honor." .^ Exactly in the degree in which you can find creatures greater than your-' self to look up to, in that degree are you ennobling yourself and in that de* gree happy.—-Ruskin. PII.ES CURED IN 6 TO 14 DAYS D^ft?hiMi,'1i«lnrt ^'^Ri8Brt?™'nteeS 10 c,,ro an7 cas® Ito d'a/s or moi'iCT refunded! ^.trUdlC*^ ln One good thing about a fall that hangs on is that it keeps back th4 "beautiful snow" poems.