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• OopjrrigM IMS, Weavers Me v ape per Daion BYNOPBIB. In a aplrlt of fun Mayor Bedlght, a Bummer visitor. Is chased through the woods by ten laughing girls, one or whom he catches and Kisses. The girls form themselves Into a court and sentence him to do the bidding of one of their number each day for ten days. A legislative measure opposing woman suffrage, which dropped from the mayor’s pocket, is used to compel him to obey the mandates of tho girls. CHAPTER IV Continued. She took her seat In the boat and Bedlght pushed off. The east was a riot of effulgence and the lapping waves broke In crested turrets of gold us they gurgled and splashed on their way to meet the boat. Rowing steadily, the mayor studied the face of the girl opposite—the face of a pa trician, softened by clear blue, kindly eyes and beautified by amorous red Ups. Unconsciously Bedlght caught himself mentally reading: *‘Wlih thy red lips, redder still. Kissed by strawberries on the hill—'* He drew the boat to a shady spot along the beach and rigged a pole for her. “Bait It!” she commanded, dropping her magazine. “Bacon rind, minnows, frogs or worms?" be questioned, hook In hand. "You have Just said It depends upon the bait, now bait It," she admonished curtly. “But what do you want to catch?" he Insisted. "Fish!" lie took up an angleworm and Im paled It on the hook, while the girl watched him, fascinated. “I—l never could do that Ugh! But men are wretches!" For answer he threw the line Into the water and handed her the rod. “Oh!” she screamed, pulling nerv ously at a bright-eyed perch with Tyrian-red fins. “Let him have It a bit," cautioned the mayor. “Oh, that Is the way you fish for fish, too?" she exclaimed. “Why, how. funny!" Ho nodded. “Now, see thatl He's taken all the bait and gone away," ruefully. "And you told me to wait!" "A fish and a man should be landed at exactly the right moment,” he ad vised, seriously, avoiding her eyes. “If trifled with too long, either Is apt to get awny with the —er, bait!" “Thank you,” she replied coldly. "I know how to do It now." In a trice she had a flopping beauty In the boat. He rebaited her book and, picking up his rod, sent a Dowaglac spinning through the air. It rell Just without a bed of moss. There followed a splash, a neat turn of the wrist, a whirring of the reel and a cry from the girl: "Oh, give It to me! Give It to me! Let me land him!” Obediently Bedlght banded her the rod. The flsb darted and plunged. She reeled In frantically. The mayor smiled. The fish, a black bass of three pounds, came Into view of the **Uct Him Have It a Bit." boat. iue fisherlady squealed with delight—but the flslv seeing his tor mentors. made a desperate break for liberty The woman, gripping the rod firmly, resisted the attack, whereat the hook tore loose and the dangling By Byron Williams bait flew high In the air above her head! ' "Oh, Isn’t that too bad!" she ex claimed, disappointment shadowing her pretty face. "When you have hooked a fish or a man,” he began quietly, “and either shows a disposition to plunge, give a little line. Keep a taut but not too resisting bold. When the fury of the plunge Is over, reel In cautiously. If you do this, the man or the fish will always come back captive." "I never have had occasion to need your advice," she said simply. “1 see you are a novice at —fishing," he said, patronizingly. She colored. "I haven't found it necessary, or de sirable, sir, to become overly profi cient!" proudly. “But your husband —" he said, as be threw out his line, “may prove—" “Pardon me." Bhe spoke haughtily. "My husband, should I ever have one, will not be the sort that will need to be called back. He—” “Of course not,” he said In a concili atory voice. “They never are—until after marriage." He was struggling now with a gamy Oswego, which he landed finally by jumping from the boat and skimming It In on the sandy beach. As he did so, a rough fellow with a nondescript slouch hat pulled scoop- shovel fashion over his face and dressed In the typical native style, sprang from behind a clump of bushes and bawled: "I thought so. Gol darn ye, you’re under arrest." The mayor looked at this new cus todian with growing Interest. The fel low was long and lank and weather beaten. The type was recognizable at first glance. Undoubtedly he was the local game warden, a shiftless ne'er-do-well, appointed by a not too discriminating politician during a hot campaign. "What’s the charge, ofllcer?’’ asked Bedlght, unhooking the fish and stand ing over It as It flopped upon the sand. The warden, swelling with Impor tance, cleared his throat for action. "That there flshln’ Jackie o' yourn has got gang hooks on It, which Is agin the law. You’ll haf t’ come with me, mister." The mayor whistled. "Got a copy of the law with you?” he asked, with a careful show of re spect. The warden plunged Into his coat pocket and brought forth a paper-cov ered booklet, distributing on the wind as he did so flecks of tobacco, matches and silver foil. "Here ’tls,” he grunted, triumphant ly. "Right there —section 7, ’Flshln’ In Season,'" pointing with a grimy thumb. Bedlght read the section In ques tion. “All right, ofllcer; 1 guess I'll have to go,” he agreed, good-naturedly, a happy thought gripping him entic ingly. The girl In the boat screamed. "Don't you dare go away. If you do, I’ll —we’ll send that bill to Os slan!” The mayor groaned. "Come on!" ordered the warden Im patiently. “I ain’t got no time to be argin’ with skirts. You’ve violated the law an’ I reckon you’ll haf to pay th’ fiddler.” Bedlght reached to the beach as if to pick up his fish. Instead, he reached six Inches farther, took a quick, Btrong hold on the bottom of one leg of the warden’s trousers, gave a mighty tug uDward and. as the disconcerted, na Mae Andrews. tire turned • somersault In midair, broke for the boat Seeing his evident Intent Miss Andrews encouraged the leap, but alas for human precision) In his rush be struck the gunwale, there was a clatter, a scream and the next Instant Miss Andrews found her self In seven feet of water. She came up with a gasp and would have swum to safety, for she waß athletic, but the msvor, In the same predicament, came gallantly to the rescue, carrying her to shore In his arms, where he linger ingly deposited her on the warm sand. The outraged warden, fully believ ing that Providence had become his ally, and delivered Into his hands the resisting criminal, strode forward and tapped Bedlght authoritatively on the shoulder, “Serves ye right, darn ye. Now you come along with me!" For answer Bedlght pirouetted in the sand and, swinging hard, gave the native a terrific smack on the jaw with the flat of his hand. With a howl of pain and outraged pride that ofllclal turned lgnomlnlously and ran for cover, bawling threats of revenge as he sped toward the village. In her wet and dripping clothes the girl sank precipitately upon the sand and gave vent to screams of hysterical laughter. Under the Influence of her rare good humor, Bedlght's serious ness melted —and he, too, dropped upon the beach and reviewed the ludi crous Bide of the situation In hearty guffawing. “But we’ve got to get out of here," finally protested the mayor, his face sobering. “I know these country con stable fellows. That warden will be back here In an hour with enough na tive talent to arrest a company of night riders. It’s time for us to move on.” He righted the boat and collected the fishing rods. The lunch basket was hooked with a clever cast and brought to shore. “I'm not going to move a step from here,” she declared firmly as he faced about on the beach, “until I —l wring out this awful wet skirt!" blushing He looked at the dress thoughtfully. It was dripping water all about her. Then his eyes fell upon her big sun shade. Without a word he picked It up, walked down the dry beach and stuck It In the sand. Its dome at an angle of forty-five degrees. Then he came back and sat down on the prow of the boat, his back to the umbrella. The girl looked at him and then at the umbrella. “Do you promise not to peek?” In a confused voice. "Pm the sphinx,” he said, quietly. “Take your time—and get It good and dry. Er—hang It on the umbrella, you know—where the sun can get at' it." He heard her soft footfalls In the sand—and waited. He waited a long time. Once he almost forgot and was at the point of viewing the landscape In her general direction, when he heard a discreet cough and jerked his head about-face, giving himself up to the cantankerous conduct of a fish hawk pestering a kingfisher, much to the vocallstlc annoyance of the latter, who chatterr 1 angrily. And then from the weedy country road behind the hill there came voices. The warden and bis assistants were returning. Would the girl never reappear? Rushing toward the bill, the mayor waved his arms and shouted: “Qo back, you fellows! Go back, there’s a lady dressing! There’B —’’ "Oh, Mr. Bedlght," cried a clear voice from the rear, “I’m ready.” INDIVIDUAL FACTOR IN HEALTH Something to Which In Thl* Genera tion Too Little Attention Hai Been Devoted. The greatest event In medicine was the discovery of the germ origin of a large number of diseases. That discovery has already enabled the world to stamp out several epi demics. and In time will enable us to stamp out all contagious diseases. But for that splendid advance, a price was paid —as .always. A part of that price was the neglect of the individual factor In resistance to dis ease. There are -Infections which no health can avoid. But In a larger pro portion of cases a person In full vigor and training will pass unharmed through Infections which will over whelm a weaker Individual. We are Just now rediscovering the value of physical vigor and vitality, of the health which Is not merely an ab sence of Infectious disease, but a Joy ous and capable performance of. every reasonable task. Some day, afar off, we.jnay com bine the sanitary perfection- of the Panama Canal zone With this' physical perfection of the The mayor turned and ran precipi tately down the htll, the natives In (ull pursuit But this time he reached the boat in safety and flung a deri sive laugh at the angry warden's per emptory command to: “Come back here, gol darn ye, an’ git arrested!" The girl watched the man narrowly. “If you don’t mind, Mr. Bedight, we'll go over on the lee side of the island. There's a nice warm beach over there and while I investigate the “Come Back Here, Got Darn Ve, an' Git Arreetedl" condition o( this lunch we can dry out a bit. I’m not going back to that hotel In the* daylight!” It waa duak when the two climbed up the steps of the Squirrel Inn. The judge came forward officially to re ceive the report. “He's—he's a perfect gentleman." whispered Mae to Jackie as she slipped by to her room. On the beach of Arrow Island, on the leeward elder, two sand hummocks that showed convincing evidence of having been leaned against might have been seen In the shimmering moonlight—and they were about SO far apart. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Postal Shower. The postal shower is likely to be come an Institution. It Is designed for the benefit of a friend wbo has gone to live In a strange place. T|e shower was originated by a woman living in St Louis to encourage her son. a young lawyer, who had estab lished an office In San Antonio, Tea. Knowing he was bashful the mother wrote to all her friends, asking that each one send a post card to him, with some cheering message. In many cases a friend would encourage her own friends to write also, and thus the list grew. The young man got so much mail matter that San Antone people got to think he was "a person of some consequence, and they took to him In great style. The “shower” worked so well In this Instance that the story spread. Now the Idea is gaining popularity by leaps and bounds and bids fair to spread while the supply of lonesome friends holds out help even a little In bringing about such an event Is worth all the efforts we can put forth. He “Played Rough." The man who. Inspired by the mug that cheers, maintains his prestige as head of the house by chastising his wife, Is often saved from the Indignity of the stoneplle byethe eternal fem inine. Without the condemning testi mony of the wife the court cannot do much with him, and, though her an ger may be such as *o countenance his arrest and arraignment, the chances are about ten to om that at the last pinch It weakens and falls her, as one or two stories from the city court will Ulusrate. A woman with a badly blackened eye came before Judge Collins' bar for an adjustment of domestic affairs. The case looked bad.ani the judge Inti mated his Intention of making an “ex ample” of the culprit; but the woman interceded. "Ah, judge, don’t be hard on him —he was only playin',” she pleaded; then added byway of quali fication. "But he do play so rcugh, judge!"—lndianapolis Nows. Staple Industry of France. ' - Nearly half the population of France la,.engaged In agricultural pursuits Northern Pacific to Spond 910,000.000. New" York. —Northern Pacific'* equipment order for locomotive* and car*, which will aggregate about $lO,- 000,000, is said to cover the require ment* for 191 S. Denver Poetofflce Receipt*. Denver. —Financial receipts at the Denver postoffice for the year of 1912, according to a report issued by Post master Harrison, show an Increase of $52,694.37 over the corresponding peri od of 1911. The total cash receipt* for this year aggregate $1,693,235.70. Widow Qlve* Away SIO,OOO. Albuquerque, N. M.—Mrs. Adelaida Otero Luna, widow of former Repub lican National Committeeman Solo mon Luna, sheep baron, distributed cash and gifts to poor people of Los Lunas. Albuquerque and Santa Fe, her benefactions aggregating upwards of SIO,OOO. Mrs. Luna, like her late hus band, has been known for her charities. Among her gifts was SI,OOO to a local orphanage, and SI,OOO to further the work of an anti-liquor organization. N*w Superintendent For Mission*. Cheyenne, Wyo.—Rev. Frank X* Moore, for many years pastor of the First Congregational church of Chey enne, has been appointed superinten dent of the Colorado Congregational missions, with headquarters in Den ver. Rev. Mr. Moore will succeed Rev. 'William Watson Hopkins, who will become superintendent of the Southern Congregational missions at Atlanta, Ga. Rev. Mr. Moore gradu ated from the Chicago Theological seminary In 1897 and located in Minne apolis. THE WINTER WHEAT ACREAGE. Government Report Says 222,000 Aeree Sown In Colorado. Denver. —The United States Crop Reporter for December says that there are 222,000 acres of winter wheat sown in Colorado, 13,000 increase over 1911, and that there are 26,000 acres of rye in, 1,000 Increase over 1911. Outlook for increased production is better than it has been for years. Con dition of winter wheat December 1, was 97 per cent normal, and of rye 93 per cent normal. The secretary of agriculture says, among other things, that it took 1.9 acres of corn in 1911 to pay for a stove, while in 1910 it took 2.1 aoret to pay for the same article. A man could trade .9 of an acre of corn, or 1.2 acres of wheat for a shot gun. In 1911 he could buy a grindstone with , .2 an acre of corn and .3 of an acre of wheat. One acre of corn in 1911 would pur chase 119.3 gallons of coal oil. In 1910 It would pay for only 102.4 gallons. A farmer could get 344 cakes of soap for an acre of corn in 1911 and 312 cakes in 1910. One acre of corn was equal to 2.4 barrels of flour in 1911 and 2.9 barrels in 1910. One acre of wheat would buy 1.8 of flour in 1911 and 2.1 barrels in 1910. INSURANCE DEPARTMENT RE PORT. State of Colorado Gets $218,193.68 From Insurance Companies. Denver.—The state insurance de partment cleared 3218,193.68 for the biennial period ending with November 30, as against $216,471.33 for the pre vious period. Insurance Commissioner W. L. Clay ton collected in the last biennial peri od a total of $243,589.69, and the total operating expenses of his department for the same period, including salaries, printing, supplies and all other ex penses, was $25,396.01. Here is a comparative statement for the last two biennal periods: Receipts— 1911 1912 Taxes $198,172.70 $194,792.7* Charters 975.00 646.00 Statements 13,445.00 13,820.00 Certificates of authority 1,800.00 4,750.00 Brokers’ licenses 2,200.00 1,890.00 Solicitors' li censes 236.00 184.00 Agents’ certifi- * cates 25,566.00 26,844.00 Miscellaneous (in cluding interest) 589.05 663.97 Total Receipt5..5237,473.75 $243,689.69 Disbursements— 1911 1912 Salaries $ 12.131.85 $ 13,613.60 Printing 6,049.04 7.684.59 Supplies 1,118.82 999.03 Postage 300.00 " 890.00 Miscellaneous (In cluding exam inations 1,402.71 2,708.79 Profit to state .. 216,471.33 218,198.68 Total $237,473.75 $243,589.69 HOWARD E. BURTON, ASSAYER & CHEMIST LKADVILLK. COLORADO. Specimen price*: Gold, silver, lead. SI: cold, silver, 75c; cold. 60c; sine or copper. SI. Mailing envelopes and full prlca list sent on rippllcatlon. Control and umpire work so ld ted. 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