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Eugene Walters Great Play —Ni CHAPTEIt VI. HKN the door had closed behind the visitors Mrs Brooks and Smith sat down and gazed nt each other in silence for some minutes ••Well?" exclaimed Emma. interrog atively. at Inst. "Weil," he replied, "between you nnd nle, Joe enme ns nenr getting skinned niive as any one I ever saw." "it was terrible!" "It was terribly true. You saved him." "I know." "Tl:e captain must like you. 1 never Aid think he could like anybody "1 hate hlin!" she declared, with a rrlinnee of disgust. "Ugh. what a benst!" Smith reflected. "Mnybe. and maybe not." he mused. "I can't Just make him out." At this juncture the front door opened and Brooks entered. "I saw them drive off." he said, drop ping into a chair. "I hope they will stay nway in future. That mother and sister of yours make me tired! I ran't stand for them. and. what's more, I won't! They'd drive saint to drink, and I'm no saint and don't purpose to lie, either." His wife began to reproach him for l:ls attack upon Captain Williams and for bis general ill humor during the evening, but he cut her short sharply: "We won't talk nbout that! Not a word, you understand? Not from you »r any one else. That's final!" "Very well It's dropped." she said rnd. angry at last in turn, rose nnd vent to her room. Indifferently he watched her go, then turned to Smith. "Got anything to smoke, Jimsy?" he demanded. "No." he replied, fumbling In his pockets, "as usual, I'm just out, but I'll run around to the corner store and get some cigars." l.eft alone. Brooks began to give way to the uneasiness and apprehension it had followed upon his scene with Captain Williams. "I wonder if Williams will Are me," be muttered. "If he doesn't It's on ac count of ICmma. He acted as If he'd go a long ways for Emma." lie wi^s anxious to know what had happened after bis brusque departure, lie went into the bedroom'and found his wife In tears. "Don't cry. Einma." he said soothing lv. going to her and taking her in his arms. "I didn't mean to hurt your feelings. I know I've got a fierce grouch on tonight, but I can't help It. So would you have one If you'd bad to put up with what I have today." Mrs. Brooks was one of those sweet mi Hired women who could not sulk for more than five minutes if they tried. It reeded but iiis caress and apparent contrition to dispel her resentment. "You certainly have had cause to worry, dear." she assented. "After what's happened tonight I'll have to hunt another job." he said. "But I don't care. I'm glad I told the bc.ist what I thought of him. Some dav somebody 'if tell him what they think of hiui and plug him, too, as sure as he's born." "You'll not have to buut for anotlmr .•"•Job yet awhile," she told him. "The I si in said be would overlook it and that It wouldn't make any difference." Her husband looked at her in aston ishment. half incredulous. "lie said tuatV" "Yes. and I'm glad it's turned out as it has, for bow we'd manage if you were out of work just now goodness knows. 1 don't!" "Just how did lie put it?" "He said he was almighty sorry for what bad occurred, that he knew he had been hard at times and that as far as your place and we were con cerned there would be uo change." Brooks' relief showed lu bis face. "Well, that knocks me." be comment ed. "Nobody else ever -bucked up against him aud got off scot free. I can't understand it. Did your mother put iu a word for me?" "No." "Then it's you who must have a pull, lie died right down when you spoke to hiui. I never would have believed such a thing. If you had been a man standiug 1'iere iu front of hiui he'd have smashed you. Darn it. I won tier who's ringing now': Can't be Jiuisy he hasu't had time to get to the street at the gait he goes." He weut to the head of the stairs aud met a messenger boy who was bearing a letter aud had received In structions to wait for an answer. perused the missive. "Tickled to death! Go and get your things on, Emma. It's from Beatrice Langley and Willie Ferguson. Willie's giving a sort of theater party, aud they want us to go with them. There's going to be a little supper afterward." She shook her head. "Tell them we can't go." "Can't go! Why not?" "I simply can't." "I don't see why." "Well, then, I won't so there! You'd better make some excuse." "Write It yourself, then." he said, irritated and deeply disappointed. "I'm -•i not going to lie to thein." Without another word she fetched some writing mat»rial. Indited the note and sent It off by the messenger. "What's the matter? Are you sore .'•* over what happened tonight?" lie de it- manded sulkily. "No, I'm not sore. Joe." "Then why can't you go?" "Because I can't. That's all!" T*- "I think you might. If you didn't want to go yourself you might have accepted for my sake. I never get any amusement, and you're always cottiDlainlng." I* EUGENE WALTER, Author of "Paid in Full" and "The I Easiest Way" I "When do 1 complain, anil of what?" "It's the selfish way you act. I mean, for. once we get a chance to go and see a decent show and afterward have a supper party, you get sore. You simply don't want to go. You haven't any consideration for me." Burning with indignation, she went up to him nnd forced him to look her In the face. "You say I have no consideration for you!" she said. "You know ns well as I do why 1 can't go. I haven't hail a new dress In a year. My gloves are all worn out. I've skimped nnd struggled and economized until I c-nu't tic any more. I'd go to the theater if 1 could go alone or with you or with Jlmsy and hide somewhere in the corner, but do you think I want to go to a party looking like a kitchen maid? My shoes are cracked Everything Is secondhand and old and ugly. And look at me! Do you know what's hap pened to nie? I've grown common nnd coarse and cheap. Sometimes when I look at myself in the glass it seems as though 1 could see the dirt and the grease and the horrid Hasti ness of ir all staring me right iu the face. Why don't I go? I'm ashamed, that's all. And you make it harder. It has almost reached my limit of en durance." She turned from him, tears of vena tion and humiliation in her eyes. As she did so Smith, the peacemaker, entered. He bad arrived in time to hear the last part of the confession that had been forced from her by her husband's injustice and selfishness. "Emma." he said soothingly, "there ain't no use in making Joe feel worse than be does. He works like the devil, but somehow Joe wasn't built exactly lucky, lie is oue of those fellows like I used to know in Colorado who spend all their lives looking for a gold mine and never quite tind one. Hut Joe's all right, and just to make this event ful sort of evening end up nicely I'm wing to hike to the best show in town, and you two are going to hit my trail while I dig up the necessary spondullcs to defray any ami all expense incurred, im Imling a slight and select grub stake after the entertainment. Now, what do you think of that?" Brooks. who had been listening to his wife and friend sullenly, was tilled with sudden resolve. "No, you won't!" lie said tempestu ously. "I ain't going to be an object of charity. I'm ns sick and tired of this whole business ns she is. Emma, you put on the best dress you've got nnd fix yourelf up the best you can. nnd I'll take you to a show, and if Jlmsy wants to come he can come as my guest. I'm still a man. nnd it's just as right I should take care of my wife nnd let her have a little fun as it Is for the Astors and Vanderbilts and all of ihem to spend money on their families. I'm going to do it. and 1 don't care whether I can afford It or not. I can find a way all right. Hurry up. Emma!" Mrs. Brooks would much rather have stayed nt home. She was worn out with, the constant quarreling and ex citing happenings of the evening, but she did not want to be accused of con trariness. So she said: "If you think we can really afford It I'd like to go. I haven't seen a show In nearly year. Do you think I'd better go. .Htnsy?" "Why. surely, my girl." was Smith's reply "There's no use of sticking around here all the time nnd getting into more rows, (lo ahead!" "Then I'll hurry and get ready," she said, hastening to her room. Brooks had seated himself and was gazing before him with a determined Sure!" he excYaiuied~'joy7uib" as he PM»esslon. his hands clasped between his knees. Smith went to him and tendered a bill to him. "Joe," he snid kindly, "you'd better let me slip you the ten that will be necessary to pay for this business. You know Emma don't need to know, and you ain't got the coin to blow In." "Yes. 1 have." he asserted, pushing the note from him. "and I'll pay for it myself." "All right. Joe. Rut. take my tip. when you go into the borrowing busi ness you'd better borrow from the fel- FULL By John W. Harding Copyright, 1908, by G. W. Dilling ham Co. do know that that I don't want you to go wrong, and for Just thnt same reason I want you to understand that if you ever get Into a tight hole you can gamble on me for bell), and I- I ain't always been a spendthrift. Good night!" "You're not goiug, then?" inquired Brooks as his friend moved toward the hall, but there was nothing in the tone of the query designed to encour age the great hearted fellow to accom pany them. "No you two had better go togeth er." lie replied as he passed out. When lie had gone Brooks drew quickly from the inside pocket of his waistcoat the pocketbook containing the collections In checks aud bills that he had not had tkne to turn in to the company, extracted a bill of $10 and returned the wad to its hiding place. Emma emerged from the bedroom with her hat nnd jacket on. •'I'm s'irrii linn unitl that. Jac." "Why, where's Jimsy?" she asked. "He weut home. He said he guessed he'd better not come, as he wanted to get up early, or something or other," lied Brooks. "I wonder why he changed bis mind so suddenly," she said. It was o'clock when they found themselves in the street, and Brooks decided on vaudeville show as being the only possible place of entertain ment they could go to at that hour. It had been so long since they had permitted themselves the extravagance of night out that Mrs. Brooks en-1 joyed tile change to the full. Watch ing the actors and laughing at their jokes anil nntics. she forgot for the time her worries, anil the painful im pression of the early evening was com pletely dispelled. As tile performance progressed Brooks also underwent a change of mood, and by the time the and attentive. low who knows lie's giving it to you sin Syrup Co., 119 Caldwell Bldg., and ain't in a hurry to get it back." "Look here. Jimsy!" exclaimed Brooks hotly, jumping up. "Don't you butt into my business! It's none of your affair! And. by the way. it might be just as well to remind you had other chances nt the time." Smith gazed at him without any trace of offense, but with a look of pain ln his eyes. "I'm sorry you said that, Joe," ho answered In his slow, quiet voice. "Yes, I know Emma's your wife and that she chose you after 1 asked her *o be mine, and It la just because I When they found themselves outside bioker. ngain she was for going straight home. "No." he said gayly. squeezing her arm that she had passed under his aud patting her hand affectionately "we are out for a good time for once, and we're going to have It." She demurred feebly, wanting to go. but feeling that scruple on the ground of expense which, from the necessity of exercising strict and unrelenting economy, entered Into all her house hold expenditures, but he brushed aside her cautious calculations, and soon they were seated iu a restaurant of quite imposing aspect, and he was ordering broiled lobsters aud wine with the air of a man to whom money was no object. He was In rare high spirits and galinut with a tenderness he had not manifested toward her In many a moon. He chattered and chat tered. an) Uls animation communicat ed itself her. so that her eyes spar kled, her pretty face was wreathed In happy smiles, and she returned his glances of love and admiration as in the happy days of their early married life, when they were all iu all to each other and there was none so handsome and so noble minded as he in all the world. (To be continued^ T. M. Hawkins, Kansas. It is surely considered a good recom mendation of sn article when the pro prietor of the store uses it. With re gard to medicines, the range of choice is especially large. Yet when Drug gist J. M. Hawkins of Mound City, Kas., got ill and needed a reliable lax ative and tonic for his'stomach he se lected Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, which he naturally considers the best. This remedy is absolutely guaranteed to do what is claimed, and if you want to try it before buying, send your ad dress for a free sample bottle to Pep- Monticello, 111. It is sold by all drug gists at 50c and $1 a bottle. that Emma's my wife—my wife, you Bridge, N. Y., when his lite was won hear? She married me, no one e'.se— derfully saved. "I was in a dreadful just me—although I've been told she condition," he writes, "my skin was Saved at Death's Door. The door of death seemed ready to open for Murray W. Ayeis, of Transit almost yellow eyes sunken tongue coated, emaciated from losing 40 pounds growing weaker daily. Viruli nt liver trouble pulling me down to death in spite of doctors. Then the matchless medicine—Electric Bitters—cured me. I regained the 40 pounds lost and now am well and strong." For all stomach, li/er and kidney troubles they're preme. 60c at P. A. dammar's, PIONEER IOWA STREET RAILWAY BUILDER DIES John Weber, Sr., aged seventy-two mm 1 JOHN WEBER, SR. by having two ribs broken when he was struck by a street car near his home in Sevastopol, Des Moines. Weber was born in Eslinger, Ger many, and came to Amerjca when sev-1 enteen years old. Ho was first a coal .... T,„ miner and later was an operator. He built the first street car line into Se- vastopol and later sold it to the Polk! interests. He leaves four children' After several and much property. PROJECT AIDED BY CAPITALISTS Prosecute the Agricultural Statistics. The assessors of Iowa received from Secretary Simpson of the state board of agriculture extended blanks on which to make reports of agricultural information. Under a new law they will be required to report on the acre WATERLOO COUPLE WEDDED FIFTY YEARS NewYork and Boston Financiers Tak« ness. Up Building of Keokuk Dam. I Mr. Crittenden recalls with great A syndicate of prominent Newj vividness some of the events of the York and Boston capitalists have un- early history of Waterloo and the sur dertaken lo finance the erection of the rounding country. second largest dam in the world, which The year 1S58 is known as the year will span the Mississippi river at Keo- of the big flood' and it. Is remembered kuk. Contracts have been taken by that that year nearly everything that three St. Louis concerns to furnish was not t,ied, nailed or otherwise per power from the dam to nearby cities manentlv secured to the earth floated and the work of building the dam Js away. This is particularly true of the to begin immediately under the super vision of the war department. The estimated cost of the dam is $15,000, 000. One thousand men are to begin work on the structure which will har ness the Mississippi with reinforced concrete 5,800 feet in length. The dam is to be thirty-seven feet h,igh and will be built seven feet deep into solid rock of the river bottom. BROKER HAS TIGHT CLAMPS Colored Man Held in Bondage by Des Moines Pawnbroker. A surprising case of peonage came to the attention of the Des Moines po lice department. A colored man named James Bratton is the v.ictim. He asked the police for aid and insisted that he was penniless anil almost starved. He said he had been employed and had earned something right along. In vestigation showed' he had borrowed $80 from a pawnbroker four years ago, since which time lie had paid $32(1 to the broker and still owes him a ,ar«e curtain fell he had softened to some- tematie method of keeping the colored thing of his old self and was tender! was man in (lebt 11:1,1 bpon fo"nd a, s-vs ™'™ed. An effort wU1 be nlacle to age aud yield of all crops, also the ^eeP diilts between Waterloo anil animals, .implements and farm equip- in this way the state will soon be able Prosecuting for Oleo Fftauds. Just at present the state pure food department is very active and has on hand a dozen or more cases involving the sale of oleomargarine which had not been properly labeled. It is found '.hat owing to the high price of butter .he makers of oleomargarine are push ing their sales in all parts of the state. In most cases they sell it un der .its right name, but occasionally a restaurant keeper fails to post the proper signs. Work on Des Moines River. A. C. Miller, banker, and head of the Iowa river commission, has re turned from Washington, where he se cured assurances from government engineers that work in the matter of "rhe making the Des Moines river naviga ble will commence somet.ime next month. The plan is to immediately make the river navigable. Demonstrate Land Value. With the view of demonstrating to the world the wonderful resources of Iowa's land, especially that in the vi cinity of Des Moines, the Greater Des Moines committee decided to establish a trial acreage garden near the city limits. Expert agriculturists wjll be employed to till the land and conduct the experimental farm. WHEN YOU'RE AS HOARSE as a crow. When you're coughing and gas ping. When you've an old-fashioned aeep-seated cold, take Allen's Lung Balsam. Sold by all druggists, 25c, 50c, and $1.00 bottles. 34w4 Instruction in Music. I am prepared to receive all of my old pupils and any new ones desiring instruction in music. Miss LAURAINE MEAD. & A I S E S Th« famous tittle nUtei. John Weber, Sr., Succumbs Mr. and Mrs. George R. Gritten-: Claims to Have Been Married to imp0rtant statement by Govern Alter Being Hit by Des Moines Street Cat. den are Well Known in Northern Iowa. Mr. and' Mrs. George R. Crittenden lone of the pioneer street railroad of Cedar Rapids, well known pioneers,1 claiming to be the wife of Barney, builders in the state, owner of the1 have just celebrated their golden wed- Kline Frank, is causing him muchj first brewery in Des Moines before the) ding and a glance at their life is a I- trouble over his wedding to Miss Rae passage of the prohibition law and an most a history of the state during that' Golristone, a prominent, society girl extensive coal operator, is dead from time that Iowa had any history worth of Davenport. pneumonia, which was superinduced GEORGE R. CRITTENDEN. trip, they entered a bobsled and went slt relat ves 150 mlles a«ff°n coun awa'' ln ears as a farmer, Mr. Crittenden engaged in the grocery business. Then for twenty-five years he served as city engineer for Water loo. Later he was in the grain busi- west bank of the river. It was ln that year that the Dubuque-Sioux City line of railroad was- surveyed through this country and after the big flood the citizens took hold of the levee which had been thrown up by the railroad contractors and utilized it as a shield against high waters, wh.ich in that early day came every year. The Illinois Central began to run trains into Waterloo in 18R0 and dur ing the winter of 'i0-'G1 the citizens MRS. GEORGE R. CRITTENDEN, of Waterloo were called upon several limes to form "snow bees" for the pur pose of shoveling the trains out of the ,IebllI)- lhat winter was remarkable] ment, the poultry and butter and all *or h^avy snows. Hie men would of striking appearance and with other products. It is expected that 6bovc' ('a- ani' n'Sht to have a valuable report on farm distant engine. They would retire for sit ion, whi£h necessitates much level values. 'kp night with the comforting reflec- would be released and the town sup plied with necessaries and the east ern ma.il received. Over night an other heavy snow would fall and the train would be just as far away as bpfore the shoveling was commenced. Anally the effort to shovel out the ofain was abandoned and' the spring thaw was awaited for relief. BARNEY SUOCEEDS WRIGHT Governor Carroll Appoints Food and Dairy Commissioner. W. B. Barney of Hampton has been appointed state food and dairy com missioner by Governor Carroll to suc ceed H. R. WriglU, the present incum bent, whose term expjres April 30. now the Iowa State Dairv association. New Packing Company for Iowa. The articles of incorporation of the Corn Belt Packing company of Au gusta, Me., were filed with the secre tary of state at Des Motnes. The ar ticles would indicate that the purpose is to conduct a packing house at Port Dodge. J. J. Ryan of Des Moines is connected with the company. The Farmers' Cooperative Elevator com pany of Belmond and tne Sauer Tele phone company of Hartley also be come incorporated. Iowa. Madelia, S. C. Christensen Milling Co., Madelia, Minn. Pillsbury's Best, Pillsbury Milling Co., Minneapolis, Minn., and Feed of all kindi. F. Ci MISS ETHEL PALMER SAYS SHE IS A WIFE remembering. She says she was married to Frank Mr. Crittenden and Miss Annie Is.1 under the name of Kline by a rabbi at Courson were married in a log cabin Kansas City, Sept. 15, 1918, and that in what, is now the heart of Waterloo.! they l,ived together for a year in Des Elder A. G. Eberhart, long since dead,! Moines as man and wife. performed the ceremony, wh.ile snow She heard of the approaching wed fell outside and the thermometer reg- ding in Davenport and appeared at istered 1C below zero. As a wedding the church and dramatically stopped the ceremonies, but Prank was able Barney Kline Frank, Who Takes Another Bride. Miss Ethel Palmer of Des Moines, to convince Miss Goldstone and' her MRS. ETHEL PALMER-KLINE, relatives that he had not married the Des Moines girl and the wedding was solemnized a few days later. Now Miss Palmer, wno says she Is the only and original Mrs. Kline or Frank, says she will prosecute Frank for w.ife desertion, and if she makes this charge good she will go after him for bigamy. She now thinks she was the victim of a mock marriage in Kansas City. She says she went to Kansas City with Frank, that he took her to a room where there were several men, and' one of thein said he was a rabbi, and they went through a ceremony be fore him, anil he signed a paper which she thought was a marriage certif icate. She admits she has not got th.is now, but says it is In her trunk, stored by Frank in an Omaha storage house. BOOMING WOMEN'S CLUBS Mrs. Julian Richards of Waterloo Ac tive in Organization Work. Mrs. Julian Richards of Waterloo, president of the Iowa Federation of Women's clubs, is giving much time jn visiting the different clubs of the r^ W tion that on the morrow the train over the state. Mrs. Richards was MRS. JULIAN RICHARDS. state and assisting the local officers in building them up '"ve ail possessed for several ample time at her disposal, Mrs. Rich- could just see the ards is the very woman to fill the po- 1 head work and much traveling around elected at the biennial in Davenport last May. NINETY THOUSAND LIES IDLE Money From Game Licenses Must Await Appropriation. State Treasurer Morrow reported that the fund realized from the licens ing of hunters at $1 each will within a few days pass the $103,000 mark. Only about $10,000 of the fund has been used in the payment of deputies and law enforcement and about $90, 000 is lying idle. The legislature will bo asked to direct what to do with jt. George Roseman Dies From Burns. George Roseman, one of the wealth- commissioner is president of iest farmers in western Iowa, died from burns received when he fell while carrying a lighted lantern dowllBtairB nt h,8 home We Sell Flour. Few Snaps in Farm Lands. IliO acres 5 miles from Cresco with White House Flour, Ashton, South fair improvements, price $51 per acre Dakota. 160 acres 9 miles from Cresco, has a ,, small set of buildings, the price is $46 Cream of Wells, Jersey Cream and por Hcre. Ethan Allen, Wells, Mint1. 90 acres 8 miles northeast of Cresco, Angels Food. Sweet Cream and Ex- Kood house, other improvements fair, celsior, Spencer Milling Co., Spencer, F"?? Wobm.stkin. north of Har- Hjs clothing was drenched with oil, which caught fire. Death followed his suffering with,in a few hours. Muscatine a Model City. Muscatine may rightfully claim to he a model city now. For the first time in the history of the county, the grand jury^met without a criminal In vestigation in prospect. It is believed that the condition exists through the abolition of saloons. $41-f)er acre' Will carry loan of $1600 at 5 per cent. 160 acres of good land in North Da kota to exchange for Cresco property. If interested see W. I1. MILZ, office over Clemmer's Drug Store. N. A. Blackburn, Lawyofi otfice opposite th« National Bank. EXPERT SEES FUTURE FOR ALASKAN FARMING ment Agent Just Returned. There are many thousands of miles of good tillage land In the valleys of the southern coast of Alaska, to say ,,otl,ilig of the great tuter or, ccor lag to Levi Cbubbuck. special agent for the department of agriculture, who lias just returned from the uortuland Mr. Cbubbuck spent the entire sum mer making a general reconnoissance of agricultural lands that may be sur veyed for homesteading by the general land oliice. The chief areas examined were the Sushitna bnslu north of Sew ard. the Copper river aud the 'i'anana vul'eys. Concerning agricultural prog resg and possibilities in Alaska he makes stutemeuts that may be consid ered most conservative, but that will be amazing to the great majority of those "outside." "The most obvious fact concerning nearly all the valleys of this area 1 have seen—from tidewater northward 15(1 miles—is that they are natural grazing lands. There are certainty thousands of square miles of a very high quality of wild grass, the nutri tive value of which for stock seems well established. The grass otten stands six and seven feet high and is of the most luxuriant growth also it can be cured and is of good keeping quality. A Great Dairying Country. "Nearly all of this land except some side bill areas has more or less stand ing and fallen timber on it, but much is immediately available for grazing. With adequate winter protection stock thrives, aud the market with the de velopment of roads would seem as. sured. At present every pound of men consumed must come from Seattle, aud meat is of first importance in the diet ary of so cold a country as this, ln many parts of the couutry also it costs the cotisumer $1 a pound. All dairy products, too, are brought in by steam er at high cost, and this Is certainly a dairying country. "There need be no speculation as to some present possibilities. Farmiug has just begun In a few localities in this region, and local conditions are most varied, but oats and barley are being successfully grown, timothy flourishes, aud the root crop Is of high excellence. Found Many Fine Farms. "I have been astonished at the amount of farming under way arouud Seward. 1 had expected practically none, and instead 1 tind half a dozen nourishing ranches on a commercial ba sis and dozens of home gardens. Pota toes of first quality are being grown In half a dozen neighborhoods, excellent turnips grow freely, and there seems no difficulty with beets, carrots, rad ishes. beans, peas and lettuce. Cab bage aud cauliflower are a surprising success iu some localities. 1 believe this list can be extended almost Indefi nitely with careful selection of varie ties. a study of soil requirements and acclimatization by selective breeding. The possibilities are still practical^ unknown, but we do know that tliey are far greater than most people even here in Alaska imagine. Some of the most promising parts ot this area have uot been tried at all. aud the most successful tests have generally beeu iu the least likely locations, "riegarding climatic conditions 1 have been somewhat surprised. Witli lu a thousand feet of sea level lu fairly open country the growing season Is nu( I shorter than iu the mouutaiu region of New Hampshire. I'eas are safely planted iu May. aud danger from frost Is considered over after the first few days in June, lu the fall the first frosts are rarely before the second week in September. It is true that the summers are cooler than In the north ern states and on the immediate coast have more rain, hut there is compeii nation in the fifteen to eighteen hours of sunshine daily and the continuous daylight for nearly three months. "The exact area of the tillage lands in the Sushitna group of valleys, as an example generally appli able, is still impossible even to estimate, as much of the territory is uninhabited and Mill because of its undeveloped state rath er than because it is inaccessible. There is a total area of about 2.500 square miles along the western edge of Kenai peninsula bordering Cook in let. the greater part of which is prob ably available and some small valleys in the iuterior of the peninsula. 1 roughly estimate the rest, which in cludes the Knik Arm region and Ma tanuska valley to the eastward, the Yentna to the westward, the main Sushitna valley and smaller tributaries running northward far into the in terior at. say, 2.500 square miles, but It might exceed this considerably." TONS OF ALASKA COPPER. Report of Geologist Brooks Shows Enormous Yield This Year. "The season of mining in Alaska has been a prosperous one," says Alfred H. Brooks, geologist In charge of the Alaska work of the United States geo logical survey, who has just returned to Washington from his annual "swing around the circle" iu the far uorth west "While dry weather and other unfavorable conditions have curtailed the placer gold production at Nome, most of the other camps have either maintained or Increased their output. "figures of gold output are not yet available, but it seems probable that the production for 190!) will bo be tween nineteen and twenty million dollars. The low price of copper has not encouraged miniug of that metal, but about half a dozen properties sblp ,Ved ore during 1009. It appears proba ble that the Alaska copper output for the year will exceed 4.000,000 pounds." If you want to sell your Farm, your House, your Business, your Business Buildings Etc., come and see us. If you want to buy a Farm, a House, a Business Building, etc., come and see us. We Sell, Trade and Exchange Properties, LUkbh Lanb AobNgv.