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. THE FARMINGTON TIMES. FARM INGTOJi, MISSOURI JULY 28, 1922
."A young man descended from the car, handsome, trim, and well got up. He bad been tailored by the best man's outfitter in New lorlc Nobody on Broadway could order a dinner better that) he. The latest dances he could do perfectly. He had the reputation of knowing exactly the best thing to say on every occasion. Now ha proceeded to say It ' : ': ' ' "Corking bit of riding never saw better. : I'll give you my hand on that toy man." .. The oowpuncher found a bunch of manicured fingers In his rough, brown paw. Ha found something else, for after the pink nand had gone there -V Mr"' wfiECBSpi P"1 "iilhiTVbvn nn rrrt m-J nnj miim ; '.5 "A 1 1 ' : ..W.'- ;;;-r"'!: ," ".: V Cttt ,t ' Sin nwhwnii rni HM H HH ' --t' ... '-, They are 'v ...'' .- 1 Buy this Ggartltt eniSattMomej No. matter how short your visit, you should avail yourself of the opportunity to go through the largest retail store in the largest building in St. Louis the largest of its kind in the world in which there are more than 200 stores under one roof. The space they occupy would cover 17 yZ acres. Railroad fares refunded accord-. ii to the Asia dated Retailers' Plan. A subscription to he Times will help you thre the year SOUR STOMACH INDIGESTION Bedford' Black-Draught HigMj Recommended by a Tennessee Grocer for Troubles Re suiting from Torpid liver. East Nashville, Tenn. The efflo lency of Thedford's Black-Draught, the genuine, herb, liver medicine. Is Touched tor by Mr. W. N. Parsons, a rocer of this city. , "It Is without doubt the best liver medicine, and I don't believe t could get along without It I take It for sour stomach; head ache, bad liver, Indigestion, and all other troubles that are the result of torpid ilver. . ' "I have known and used it for years, and can and do highly recommend It to every one. I won't go to bed with out it in the house. , It will do all It claims to do. I can't say enough for it" Many other man and women through out the country have found Black Draught Just as Mr Parsons describes valuable In regulating the liver to Its normal functions, and In cleansing the bowels of Impurities. Thedford's Black-Draught liver medi cine is the original and Only genuine. Accept no Imitations or substitutes. Always ask lor xnearoru s. g,j Mr. Glancy of The MARQUETTE 16th St wtd Vuhlngton An. St. Lauil . A Refined Hotel for Your Mother, Wife and :. Sister Single Room vith Private Bath' 12.00 150 i. 13.00 1 Double f 3.00 fS.CO 4.00 Room without U'.V lint!", fl.r0 Room without btK douU.. 1CD. 12 50 4 Short Blocks from UrJofi Station 33 A Pleasant Trip Now is the Ideal Time There is much to make your visit enjoyable You live just close enough to St. Louis to enjoy its many attractive features. The city, is within a short ride either by rail or motor. . St. Louis' many great outdoor activ ities now furnish their best amusement. The parks are alluring. Shaw's Garden, with its floral wonders, has especial charm. The Zoo is intensely interesting. The Art Museum is a treat for lovers of art, Baseball game almost every day in Sportsman's Park, the home of the Browns and Cardinals baseball teams, which are now fighting fox; the leadership of the American and National Leagues. FAMOUS -BARR CO. Largest Distributors of Merchandise at Retail in Missouri and the West i - . . - it Olg . ev". i . t , .' n n : h. . Bh mm Copyright by WJliata MacLeod FOREWORD The driver of the bis car throttled down. Since he had swung away from the dusty road to follow a wagon track across the desert, the speedom eter bad registered many miles. Ills eyes searched the ground in front to see whether the track led up the brow of the hill or dipped into the sandy wash. On the: breeze there floated to him the faint, Insistent bawl of thirsty cattle. The car leuped forward again, climbed the hill, and closed In upon a rami da of horses watched by two wranglers. The, chauffeur stopped the machine and shouted a question at the nearest rider, who swung his mount and cun tered up. He was a lean, tanned youth In overalls, Jumper, wide sombrero, high-heeled boots, and shiny leather chaps. A girl in the tonneau'appralsed with quick, eager eyes this horseman of the plains. Perhaps, she found him less picturesque than she had hoped. He was not there for moving-picture purposes. Nothing on horse or man held Its place for any reason except utility. ,; "Where's the round up?" asked the driver. . . ... - The coffee-brown youth gave a little lift of his head to the right. He was apparently a man of few words. The car moved forward to the edge of the mesa and dropped into the val ley.' The girl in the back seat gave a little scream of delight. Here at last; was the West she had read about In books and seen on the screen. 1 This was Cattlelajd's hour of hours. The parada grounds were occupied by two circles of cattle, each fenced by eight or ten horsemen. . The nearer one was the beef herd, beyond this and closer to the moutli of the canyon from which they had all recently been driven was a mass of closely packed cows and calves. Several men were busy branding and ipurklng. the..jalves, dragged, to. them 4 iiVLUUUU ii -ii .. Here is a veritable exposition of merchandise' from practically all markets of the world articles for every member of the family, the home and your automobile. Everything newest and best. ' Its completeness will surprise you. Unusual values are available because of our remarkable purchasing and distributing power. - iiOWll m ex -m m aiiji w Roani from the herd by the horsemen wEo were roping the frightened little blat ters, With a movement of her wrist the girl opened the door and stepped down from the car.' 1 - A man sitting beside the chauffeur turned in his seat "You'd better stay where you are, honey." He had an Idea that this was not exactly the scene a girl of seventeen ought to see at close range. "I want to get the kinks out of my muscles. Dad," the girl called back. "I'll not go far." She walked along a ridge that ran from the mesa Into the valley like an outstretched tongue, r There was a touch of unstudied Jauntlness In the way the tips of hr golden curls es caped from beneath the little brown toque she wore. A young man guard ing the beef herd watched her curi ously. Something in the poise of the light, boyish figure struck ' a spark from bis Imagination, As she stood on the spit of the ridge, a slim, light figure silhouetted against the skyline, the young man guarding the beef herd called something to her that was lost in the bawling of the cattle. From the motion of his hand Bhe knew that he was telling her to get back to the car. But the girl saw no reason for obeying the orders of a range-rider she bad never seen before and never expected to see aga fn. -Nobody had ever told ber that a rider is fairly safe among the wildest hill cat tle, but a man on foot is liable to at tack at any time when a herd is ex cited. . A shout of warning startled ber. Above the bellowing of the heAl she heard another yell. , "Hl-yiya-al" -,'V'-'V ; A red-eyed steer, tall up, was crash ing through the small brush toward the branders. There was a wild scur ry for safety. The men dropped Iron and ropes and fled to their saddles. De flected by puraners, Jhe antmni turned. Write for free illustrated booklet "Set St. Louis.' liy chance It thundered" sfruighf fc the girl on the sand spit. She stood paralyzed for a moment. Out of the gathering darkness a voice came to her sharp and clear. "Don't move I" It rang so vibrant with crisp command that the girl, poised for flight, stood still and waited lu white terror while the huge steer lumbered toward her. A cow pony, wheeled as on a dol lar, Jumped to on Instant gallop. The man riding It was the one who had named her buck to the ear. llorae and ladlno pounded over the ground toward her. Each stride brought them closer to each other as they converged toward the sand spit. It enme to her with a gust of panicky despnl that they would collide on the very spot where she stood. Yet she did not run. The rider, lifting his bronco forward at full speed, won by a fraction of a second. He guided In such a way as to bring his horse between her and the steer. Without slackening bis pace In the least as be swept past, the man stooped low, caught the girl beneath the armpits, and swung her In front of him to the back of the horse. The steer pounded past so close behind that one of its horns grazed the tali of the cow pony. It was a superb piece of horseman ship, perfectly timed, as perfectly exe cuted. The girl lay breathless in the arms of the man, her heart beating against his, her face buried In his shoulder. She was dazed, half fainting from the reaction of her fear. The next she remembered clearly was being lowered Into the arms of ber father. He held her tight, his face tortured with emotion. She watthe very light of his soul, and she bad shaved death by a hair's breadth. A miracle bad saved her, but he would never forget the terror that had gripped him. The girl snuggled closer to him, her arms round his neck. . For Ailing Women Here's a Suggestion Worth While Hannibal, Mo. 'Tor some time after having a severe run of fever it left me in-very poor health. I had woman's weakness before I had the fever and afterward it seemed to got much worse. I was just miserable. Doctors wanted'me to have an opera . tion, but instead I took Dr. Pierce's , Favorite Prescription and it completely Cured me I was once more enjoying good health, and am today, thanks to 'Favorite Prescription'. It is a won derful medicine for the building-up of weak and ailing women." Mrs, Mary Ellis, 115 O'Fatlon St. ; Health is wealth. Do not neglect the most valuable asset you have. Go to your neighborhood drug store and get Favorite Prescription in tablets or liquid, ' or send 10a to Dr. Pierce's Invalids' HoteL in Buffalo, N. Y., for Vrial pkg. tablets and receive good rH'"1 advice in return, bee. He Guided In Such a Way as to Bring His Horse Betwssn Her and the Steer. . . remained a ftfty-dollur bill. He looked at It helplessly for a moment; then, beneath the brown outdoor tan, a hush of anger beat into bis face. Without a word he leaned forward and pressed the note Into the mouth of the bronco. The buckskin knew Its master for a very good friend. If he gave It some thing to cat well, there was no harm In trying It once. The buckskin chewed placidly for a few seconds, de cided that this was a practical Joke, and ejected from Its mouth a slimy green pulp that had recently been a treasury note. , The father stammered his thanks to the rescuer of the girl. "1 don't know what I can ever do to let you know . . . 1 don't know how I can ever pay you for' saving . . i." , "Forget it I" snapped the brown man curtly. lie was . an even-tempered youth, as genial and friendly as a half grown pup, but Just now the word "pay" irritated him as a red rag does a sulky bull. -t "If there's anything at all 1 can do for yon" " "Not a thing." The Nevr Yorker, felt that he was not expressltg himself at all happily. What he Wanted was to show this young fellow that he had put him un der a lifelong obligation he could nev er hope to w ipe out "If you ever come to New York" "I'm not liable to go there. I don't belong there any more than you do here. 'Better drift back to Tucson, stranger. Take a fool's advice and bit the trail for town pronto before you bump Into more trouble." The tlder swung round his pony and cantered back to the beef herd. He left behind him a much-annoyed clubman, a perplexed and distressed father, and a girl both hurt, and In dignant at his brusque rejection of her father's friendly advances. The episode of the fifty-dollar bill had taken place entirely under cover. The man who had given the note and the one who had refused to accept it were the only ones who knew of it The girl saw only that this splendid horseman who bad snatched her from under the very feet of the Indlno bad shown a boor ltdi discourtesy. The savor had gone out of her udventnre. Her heart was sick wlt.i ulsuppotntiuent and Indigna tion, CHAPTER I A Street Twelve Miles Long. T like yore outfit" Bed Holllster grumbled. "You're nice boys, and good to yore mothers what few "of you ain't wore their gray hairs to the grave with yore frolicsome ways. You know yore business and you got a good cook. But I'm darned If I like this thing of two meals a day, one at a quarter to twelve at night and the other a quarter past twelve, also and likewise at night" , Bed's grumbling was a pretense. He would not have been anywhere else for twice the pay. Tills was what Te lived for. Johnnie Green, commonly known as 3the Bunt," helped himself to another Farmino-ton Milling Company flank steak. "He'was "not much of a cow-hand, but when It came to eating Johnnie was always conscientiously on tha Job. "These her New Yorkers must ba awful hardy," he ventured, apropos of nothing. "Seems like they're night birds for fair. Never do go to bed, far ' as I can make out They tramp tha streets aU day and dance at tnem cabby-rets all night My feet would b all wore out" Btace Wallls grinned. "So would my pocketbook. I've heard tell how a fel low can pay as high as four or fiva dollars for an eat at them places." Clay Lindsay laughed. "You boya know a lot about New York, Just about as much as I do. I've read that a guy can drop a hundred dollars a night In a cabaret If he has a friend or two along, and never make a ripple on Broadway." J1 "Well, I read there's a street there ' twelve miles long. If a fellow started at one end of that street with a thirst he'd sure be salivated before he reached the other end of It," Stac said with a grin. . i, ' "Wonder if a fellow could get a Job there. They wouldn't be no use for a puncher, I reckon," Slim drawled. "Betcha Clay could get a Job all right," answered Johnnie Green promptly. "He'd be top hand any where, Clay would." Johnnie was the lost dog of tha B-ln-a-Box ranch,- It was his nature to follow somebody and lick hi: band whenever It was permitted. The some body he followed was Clay Lindsay. Johnnie was his slave, the echo of his opinions, the booster of his merlta. He asked no greater happiness than to trail in the wake of his friend and get a kind word occasionally. The Runt bad chosen as his Admir able Crlchton a most engaging youth. It never had been hard for any girl ' to look at Clay Lindsay. ' His sun tanned good looks, the warmth of bis gay smile, the poise and the easy stride of him, made Lindsay a marked man even In a country where men of splen did physique were no exception. His eyes now were watching the leap of the fire glow. The talk of New York had carried him back to a night on the round-up three years before. He was thinking about a slim girl standing on t sand spit with a wild steer rushing toward her, of her warm, slender body lying In his arms for five immortal keconds, of her qark, shy .eyes shining out of the dusk at him like live coals. He remembered and It hurt him to recall It how his wounded pride had lashed out in resentment of the pntron Ige of these New Yorkers, The young er man had insulted him, but he knew In his heart now that the girl's father had meant nothing of the kind, Of Course the girl had forgotten him long llnce., .(, "Question Is, could you land a Job In New York If you wanted one," ex plained Stace to the dreamer. "If it's neck meat or nothln' a fol low can 'most always get somethln' to do," said Lindsay In the gentle voice he used. The vague Impulses qf many days crystallzed suddeuly into'a reso lution. "Anyhow I'm goln' to try. Soon as the rodeo is over I'm goln' to hit the trail for the big town." "Tucson?" interpreted Johnnie dubl- ous,y- ,-,.!' "New York." ' I The bow-legged little puncher looked at his friend and gasped. Clay flashed on htm the warm smlla that endeared him to all his friends. "I'm goln' to ride down Broadway and shoot up the town, Johnnie. Want to come along?" (Continued next week.) , Travel by air has now reached the same luxurious standards as travel by land. Danger from fire and en gine trouble has been reduced to a minimum by new inventions. One can travel through the air at a speed . of 125 miles an hour with less dis- ' comfort than is experienced on trains, i Hospital airplanes with operating rooms fully equipped are a practical 1 reality. Stabilizing appliances permit the surgeon to operate whilo the mi j chine is flying through Bpace. Show a Loaf of Bread made with our flour, and your friends will compliment you upon your ex pert baking. That's a reputation ev ery woman wants and that's why ev ery housekeeper should use our flour exclusively. Many already . do so. - Why don't you at least try it? ; GOLDEN ROD, OR FARMILCO SELF-RISING.