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s4T A-EIC? MaoniEiceni xJ fcfc. TT73 'in SYNOPSIS. CHAPTRR t -M.tor Ambtrnn ha a4 forluM In 171 Shan uhu .tl r losing rnrtunaa, an th maanlftcanr f Arntosam kau than. Maor An broa laid out -acr "dvlapmnt," arllh roavt an tatuar, a In th emir ft a (our-auta tract, on Anbwtta avaoua, avail! for hlmaalf tha moat manlA-snt aaaaal. tb Midland CIl bad hh hu. CBAPTBR tf.-Wha. th matof UdhUr marrtad young Wllbar Mlnafar Uw Mlihlnta praoirtaj thai I as bal ",' r?ril Wilbur all nar lWuld tt baaiavad upon tit rhlldraa. aorin Ankara,! Mlns'ar. but bla tip. l(r a hi authful araomptlatv. panla a mlarhlaf makar War ult I JJI with lb awai paaatmi.ua pradia. ojAPTrii in-r th tim atrt nl milt rlli( h did nnl aiiamut a ronraal nía bailar that I ha Inh,,... War ab.iul tha maat Important ra mil hm world. At a ball iva la hia h't whan ha ratumad rn.m rnii. i, nunnnolliad t.u Mtiraan, a atraillar ah. I Ilia .r.iii..t ,irf praannl. and (.u un fa wn.t.al will) T.nr until ha ar"r, that a i otiaar Iwiklna diiik'' at whom I,, hail rn Halri ni'i h fua. waa tha ynun ly fBilr. II. . Ktiaan Mo.f.n. a tV-rM- r..i.l.hl ,,r ll,Kl,, .n, i, n Wuild hurarltit camag.a r hia oo in- imllftji. unar of lh.r. -nnf ihr ha. I uan an. "" whan liahai lhr him avar b i""". ?'.f'"n V'i'hf'il Indiauraila and arriad WuUu, Minaft-r. fllAITKIl VI Whlla drlvln llh WMry . nl rtit. Unitta aliona tha In.iaa ta t baynnd lonlrnl. an. I tha animal overturn I ha tullir. iilllin (lanraa and Irv In tha arinw. unhurt, alltaouh Uaarc I graally annuyad. .".,.lriiKn VII -flanraa ravrala Intern allha of Moraan, whom ha auapai'la nt riaanrlal daaliina on hi unHa or (rand falhar. Ilia aunt. Kannf Mlnafar. to hi i aiiarpiy rauuaaa llllta OnAPTPin Vltr-tlnma on vacation, "aim Imi a hinrl-lo hart talk with hia anoihar. in whi. n II. aialr nf I ha family nnaouira Hml hia fnthrr'a fallln haallh, nth auta tlr.iriia la nplimlailo aa lu fbxili IIAITKIt IV - II. trina rumora ra wriiinit l,iMr hii.i i. aiiiiura in ntrtlru I h'tr4 Hlnnt'V iiHna uriti. hnr lit t-tinatit lo a fui nuil iiiuMHuieiit nf iimr- la., hui I ..i. y riliina CHAPTER X. "Dint nlk'lit Ceorit lii'uiin a )ulillnnt war fu re iipiiii Ms Aiml Funny, open ing Hui iiiiiihiIuii iiihiii hU return home nt iiImiiiI eleven o'i Iim k. Funny fiad retired, ri tul wilt ireiiiniilily Mlrep. Inn (iiiirue mi the wny to hi own riNiin, pmiieil liifure her ilimr. and aerenmleil her In n full liiirlinue: "Aa 1 walk ahina Ilia llnv tlx llaliinc Wlib my lmlrHnih-nl air, Tha (miI-Ix II d-i lara. 'lia miial lie a mllllnnalra' )h. von hunr ihrtn aialt, and wlalt In dla, And ara thetn wink tha ulltar eva Ai the man Unit liruka ilia hank al Monte I'arln!" After lireiikfiialllill In lietl, liinrife imt the neai morning al lila nniiiil falher' llli'l ti mil eueouuler hi Aunt Fanny mil II liineh, uhen hlie au-eineil In he rently for It t til. "Thiink ymi mi miieh fur the were nnile. leiirie'" Hhe oiilil. "Votir iiinr fnlher tells me Ite'tl JiihI gut in Nleep for I lie nisi lina in ihii mollis, inn rifter your klml iilliinlinis he luy nutike the resl nf l;i -.1 iiIkIiI." "IViferily Irue," Mr. Mlmirer Hiilil f rlmty. "t'f use, I iIhIm'i l,nnw, air." isi-(:i' luiiriii'l in it .ti re hint. "I in nwfiilli muí). 1 1 i Aiiim Funny uns M tliMHIlV Mini .eki'lleil liefnli- I Mini lili. In-I eti iiIiil'. I llniin;lil sl.e iieeiletl a IhhtHii; Ui." tla' liirneil In li s niiilli.i' "VVIint'a he nuil 1 1 r lili ti h n.l ni In r V "I'liln'l iui i liiiu mis iiniiiiliivT' I nil I M l II I. I'll. ,-Ve. lie Una ;I.ii In ki.(i liiiv nii'l II lllllt. lull lie -.i nuil l at ft I Ililtfi'lV 1la lie liiin liiifniü I mill. le lili Ins lieitri hunlh : ' "Nnl liilelv. N.i." "Hell, he's ni"l liltii-nf. tVhiil'n he aHa-l iiverV Isabel limkeil si' i Inns; liotvever. II -saaa lier hisiiini w lin iiL-. leil cIimiIII 'y. "I Miisise the Mn Jura Imiliere.l atlMiut Hila Kyiltiey mill Amellii luisl tiran, tutiat likely. "Whiil K)ilney ami AmellH lm airea?" tienrfe n-keil. "Ynur muí her i nn tell ymi, If she anta tu." Minnfer aulil. "ir mil my (lile nf I he fiiinlly, mi I keep nff " II rut her illshirreeiilihi f..r nil nf l. (ieorgle," llul lieitiin. "Vini aee, yiHar t'nele Sj.lney vttinleit n tl'ia mwlle iMisltl.ui. mi. I he HiuukIii Itrollier IS BUSINESS GOOD? : I'll say It IS! Ralph, TheCleanep 208 Fox St. Phone 243 KINGTON Teorire. being In enngre7 roñld ar ranga It. (Jeorge did et him th offer of a 8ouih Amerlran mlnlatry, but Dydney wanted European amhaaaa dorahlp, and ho got quite Indignant with pcxrr (leorg for thinking he'd tak anything ttnalter and "h i.e. lleve (leorge didn't work hard enough for him. eorge had dona hia beat, of courne, and now he'a out of congre, and won't run again o there .Syd ney' hie of a big diplomatic poaltlon gone for good. Well, Hyilney and your Aunt Amelia are terribly disappoint ed, and they ay they've been thinking for year that Dili town lan't really fit to live In 'for a gentleman,' Hytlney aaya and It la getting rather big and dirty. Ho they've aold their hou and decided to go abroad to live perma nently,' there' a villa near Florence they've often ttftked of buying. And thry want father to let lliem have their hare of the eatate now, I nut end of baiting for hint to leave It lo Ihera In lila will." "Vell, I atippnae that' fiilr enough." fieorgo auld. "That la, In caae he In tended to leave them a certain amount In hia will." "Of course that'a understood, Crorgle. Father explained hia will to ua Ions oio ; a tlünl tu tliuii. uud a third lo llrother Ueurge, ami a Ihlrd to na." I Her eon made a Imple riilculatlnn In hl mind. I'nele (ienrge wai a liaehelor. mid prohiihly would never marry; .Sydney nnd Amella ere child I lea. The Major's only grandelilld np peared lo remullí the eventual heir of the in 1 1 re properly, mi innlter If the Miijnr tllil I urn over In Sydney n third tif It now. "Well. I Kitimsi- It s grtind f iilliers on nffnr. lie inn tin It ur not. Jusl na he likes. I alain't s..e why he'il iiilml miieh." "He Heemetl rather cniifusrd nnd piilned nlHiut It," Isiiltel snlil. " Ihluk they outihtn't to urge II. (iis.rtfe any Hint the ct tule won't sliind Inking out the third Hint Sydney wmits, ami Hint Sydney nnd Amellii are lieluiving like a nillple nf pigs. Fill nil tlenrge'a side, whether he'a right or wrung; I nlv.aya wua frtiui the time we were children; ami Sydney nnd Amelln lire hurt Willi me iilmiii It, Fin frnlil. Tliey've alnppeil apenklug to (leorge entirely. I 'nor fa i tur! Family ruwa ul hia tim t.f life." An hour a f I er lillii'lt. (inirge slrnlli'd over lo his griimlfiillier'H, liilemlliig to npply fur further Infurmiilluu, h a purl)' rlfc'lilfully liiU'iesled. He did not carry rmt thla Intention, houever. lining Into I he hlg limise by a aide entrance, he waa Informed Hint Hie Mnjnr whs upsiulrs In hia lietlrootn, Hml his suns Sydney nnd Ocorgo were Imi It wlih hito, anil Hint a acrlou iirgiimenl van in pi-tigrca. lietirce Weill lo Hie flint of the great shilrwav. He rmilil hftir angry voiet-a tut rheiid - tlinsn nf dls two uncle" mid a plnliillve miirinur, as If Hie Miilnr tried lo keep Hie penre. Sin h sniiinls wire fur from encour ilk' nu to Millers, muí lii nrue derided not tu k'n iiistnirs initll tills Interview vtiis iimt. He tiniied frnlil Hie slnlr nny. mnl k'ollig iUielly Into il llliriiry, pleked up ii iiiiimilne- Imt he did mil upen II. fur his all. iiihiii was lustiiiu ly iirresled liV his A tint Amella' viilce, Nienkliig In Hie net roiiin. The tlnnr waa open lllld lii'ni'e heard her ills tim Ih. "Intliel tlimst Isaliel !" she a-x.'ln I ii.m. her time high uud shrewish, "You n In'l l ll me any thing iilmtil ImiIicI i Mimifer. I gue's. my dear old Frank I llrniisiiu ! I knuw her a little belter 'Hutu ymi tin, tlmi'i you ihltikV titsirge heard Hie voice nf Mr. Ilron ami replying u voire fninllliir to him as Hml nf hi gnimlfiilher'a ntlnrney In i lila f ami chief Intimate na well. He waa a cuuieuiHiriir,v of the Mnjor'a, lie. lug over aeveuly. anil they hml been lliruugh three years nf the war In the sume regiment. "I dniilil ymir knowing Isaliel." be anltl atlflly. "Vuu sM'itk nf her aa you tin hern use alie aide with her brother (ienrge, lusleud nf with yuu nnd Syd ney." "Punt!" Aunt Amelln was evidently i In a paaalon. "Toa know what', bee ! " going on over there, well enough, Atrtberaon pat hit hind on Oeorge' Frank Ilronson I I thought yon were ahoulder. "You Ilk to Inn Fanny," a man of the world : don't till ma ' M but 1 wouldn't tea her you're Mind I For nerly two yenr 'ut M " 1 J""-. Fanny hasn't l-Blx'I't hn pretending to rhapcrone ot niurn ' In 'act, I don't Kamiy Mlnafer with Kugene, and nil know of nnyjhlng much that I'anny the lime ahe' been dragging that poor nn" " ""ept her feeling about Eu f.Md Fanny around to elm peroné her "he'a alwaya had It and whafa nnd Kugene! L'ndrr the clrcumatnncea, funny to u la pretty much llfe-and-ahe know enple III got to thinking 'r-atn lo her, I auapect. Now, I'll not Fanny' a pretty alltn kind of han- , deny that Eugene Morcan la attracted erone, and laubel wanta to please Jour mother. Ha la; and that'a an (avara hwanu ha iiiink. th.r.'ii r. i other rae of 'alwave waa i but I know .mn talk If aha can keep her own brother around, aeetnlng to approve. Talk!' Hhe'd lirtter look out! The whole town will be talking, the Brat thing h know I She" Amelia atopped, and ala red at the Amalia Stopped, and Stared at th Doorway In a Panic doorway In a panic, for her nephew etiMitl there. She kept her eye uain lila white fare fur a few at rained moment, ihen, regaining her nerve, looked nny anil ahruggetl her alioul.!era. "Vuu weren't Iniemletl to hear what I've been aiiylng, (icurge," nlie mild quietly. "Hut kIii you Heeni " "Ves. I did." "Sn:" She hiiruggcd her hhnuldera jiigulu. "After nil, I don't know hut .It's Just na well. In the long run." He walked up In where alio hill. "Yuu you " he aultl thickly. "It acema .It aeema to me yirVre you're pretty ' cuuimun !" f (till Itrnnaon hint rlai.n fmm tila i ell II I r III U,ufl t ,llulr..Ma I.Vnl.M .... waa (Hiking noliaense because ahe'a 'pltpied over a bualneaa matter. Itieorge." be aald. "She doean't mean I what she aald, nnd neither ahe nor I anyone else glvea the allghtcat credit lo aueh foolishness no one In j world !' (ienrge gulped, nnd wet linea ahnne uddeiily along hia lower eyelid. I "Theythey'd better not I" he aald. i Ihen ainlkeil nut of the room, and out , nf Hie house. i Ten minutes Inter, (ienrge Amher nii, aomewhut In the seinlilanre of nn iiiitry MTsnn plunging mil of Hie Mini Imi, found a pule nephew wultlng to n riisi III in. ! "I huveu't time to talk, Oeurgle." "Yes, you have. You'll heller!" I "Whafa the nuil I er. Iheni" Ills iiniui'sake drew hlm nwny from Die vicinity nf the house. "I want to lell ymi Hiimethllig I Just heard Aunt Amelln any, In there. She anya my iiur her a nn yuiir side iiliuiil thla dlvl- I ir Hie properly lieniuso you're ..... I.tiirelte Murgaii a best friend. Shit aald" I i.n, ire paused In swallow. ' 'She siiid -" He fiiltered. "Ymi litnli slrk," said his nni le. and liillllied sitoi'tly. "If It's liiM'iinse nf iliylhllitf Auieliii'a I n saying, I dnu't tiln .Mm' What else 1 tal site any?" I Uvui'vc a allow i'U uiiulu, us wlib nausea, but under hi uncle' enennr- j ngement he was able to he explicit. I "She said my niulhcr wanted you to be f IV r-u 1 . 1 lllt'llll I Tt1ll1-1 I'M ! , friendly to her al I Eugene Morgan. She aald my mother hml been using Aunt Fanny aa a clmiM-roiie." Ainherson em'lte.1 a laugh of ills- gust. "It wonderful what tommy-rot a woiiuin In a atnu of spile ran think of! I aniipose vuu don't doubt that Amelia Ainherson created thla apwl- men of tommy rot herself? of all the damn nonsense!" (leorge looked lit hlm huguardly. "You're aure peophv are not talking?" "Kiihhlsh! Your muHier'a on my aide about thla dlvialoii ban-auae ahe know Sydney' a pig and ulway hu been a pig, and an ha hia aplleful v.!fe. I'm trying to keep them from gelling th better of your mother a wall a from eettitiir that lia.tler uf me. don't you suppoaeT Well, they're In a rage necauae nyiiney alwaya couiu ao what he liked with father utile your mother Interfered, ami they know I gut Iaabel to aak him not to do what tbey wantd. That'a all there la to It. . "But h aald." Oeorge persisted wretchedly: "ah said there was talk. She aald" "Look here, young fellow I" Amber on laughed good-naturedly. "There probably I aom harmleaa talk about th way your Aunt Fanny go after poor Eugene, and I've no doubt I've abetted It rayaalf. Fanny waa alwaya languishing at him, twenty-odd year ago, befor he left here. Well, we can't Mane the poor thing It ahe'a gut her hopea up again, and I don't know that I blame br, myaelf, fur uslug you motbr tb way ih doe.'' nl,n' nl ' "lgM, Oeorge a "asy one, pernapa, ir ynuve read 'Don Q" . And I think your mother hlm btter than ah like any man nutalde her own family, and that h Intereet her mora than anybody elao and 'alwaya ha.' And that'a all there la to It, except " Eicept whatr George acked quick ly. a be pauaed. "Kicept that I auapert " Amberaoa chuckled, and began over: "I'll tell , ytm In confidence. Fanny nae your mother for a decoy duck. Bh doe everything In tha world ahe can to , keep your mother frlendahip with r.ngene going, Decauae ah think that'a what keepa Eugene about th place, i to apeak. Fanny'a alwaya with your mother, you ace; and when ever he aeea Iaabel he aee Fanny. Fanny think he'll get ued to tha Idea I of her being around, anil Home day her chance may comet There I D'you ' M-eT" "Well I atippoa no." Oeorge'a brow waa attll dark, however. "If you're atire whatfver talk there la, la about Aunt Fanny, If that'a ' "Pon t be an ," hi unci advlaed him lightly, moving away. "I'm off for a week'a flailing to forget that woman In there, and bar pig of n liuahand." (Ilia geatura toward the Mansion Indi cated Mr. and Mr. Sydney Amber aun.) "I recommend a like course to you, If you're allly enough to pay any attention to aueh ruhhlahingat (lood by I" . . . Oeorge wn pnrtlully rena u red. but atlll troubled : a word haunt ed him like the recullectlon of a night mare. "Talk t" ' He walked rapidly toward hia own front gale. The vlctorlti wua there Willi Fanny alone; ahe Jumped nut briskly and the victoria walled. "Where'a mother?" (leorge asked fharply. "At l.uey'a. I only emtio back to get " i-niin ..ni.-ry, oernusi we loumi tne aun loo not ror driving. I haven't time to talk now, flenrgle; I'm going ' right bnek. I promlKetl your mother " ' "You listen !" aald llasirge. I "What on eiirth " I He repented what Amelln hail aald. , Thla time, however, he spoke coldly, nntl without the c mm Imi he had ex hlhlted during the rerllnl to hia uncle: i Fanny wna the one who allowed agita tion nuring tin interview, for aha grew fiery red. and her eyea dilated. ' "w,,,,t Hr,n d you want to bring u' " ""'"" inri" ahe demandetl, bn'"lnln ' ! nierely wished to know two whether It la your tluty or mine to acak to father of what Aunt i Amelia" I Fanny atamped her font, 'nu lit tle fútil!" ahe cried. "You awful lltiln ftaill Your father' a slrk man, nnd you want to go trouhllng liliu with nn Ainliersnn family row I ll's Just whut Hint eat would love you to do!" ' "Well, I " "Tell your father If you like I It will only make hlm a III He Hlrk'er to think he'a got a sun allly enough lo lisien to aueh rraitliiess !" "Then you're ure there Isn't any talk?" Fanny disdained u reply in words. Sl'" mHiv "'"''"i.' und f niter con- tempt and snapped her lingers. Then ahe nsked aeorufully ; "Wlmi'a Hia other thing you wanted to know?'' ' Hinrge'a pallor InereiiMetl. "Whether I, ,..l..t.t a... I........ It mightn't be Inner, under Hie rlr- iiiuisiiinres." he said, "if thla family were not an Inllnitilu with the Morgan family at trust for u lime. It might l e belter" h a nny sliired ul hlm lurreilulously, ' "Vim mean you'd iiilt seeing l.ury?" '1 hudu't ihuiubt of thill ldo uf It. but If niii'Ii a thing were neceaaury OH account of talk uMiut my mother, I I" He hesllated uuhnppily. "I u- a w I Heated thut If all of ua for a time- iwrtuipa only lor time it mignt D I better If " "Kee here," he Interrupted. "We'll , "etlle thia nonaena right now. If Eu- Morgan comea to thla house, for Inetnnce. to aee me. your mother can't ! Ret up and leave the place the minuta he get a here, can ahe? What do yon want her to do: Insult hlm? Or per bnpa you'd prefer she'd Inault I.ucy? That would do Juat aa well. What la It you're up to, anyhow? IKi you really love your Aunt Amelia an much that you want to piense her? Or do you really hat your Aunt Fanny ao much I" that you want to - Mie cnoatMi na aougni tor tier nunu kerchief; uddenly he begnu tu cry. "Oh, ee here," (leorge aald. "I don't bate you. Aunt Fanuy. That'a allly, 1 don't" "You dot You dot Yon want to you want to deatroy the only thing that I that I ever" And, unable to continue, ahe became Inaudible In her handkerchief. Oeorge felt remorseful, and hia own trouble were lightened: all at once It became clear to hira that he had been worrying about nothing. He perceived that hia Aunt Amelia waa Indeed an old rat. and that to give ber acandab oua meandering. anntheV thought would be tha height of folly. Vj no meena lnoceptlhle to aueh pathoa aa that now expoaed before hlm, he did not lack pity fur Fanny, whoae almost spoken confession waa lamentable t and t waa griujted. the vKrfl (g uu: S fBAOaMAaSoaaraaTaviZ Be Sure to Say "Threaded Rubber" If everybody said "Threaded Rubber Insulation" when they bought batteries and sawtoit that "Threaded Rubber" was what they got there would be a lot less battery grief. Far fewer jobs of reinsulation that is so often necessary to get full life out of the plates of an ordinary battery. Assurance of longer battery life. If your battery is getting to the point where it shows signs of quitting it will pay you to get on the track of Threaded Rubber. Come in any time and have a . talk about batteries. The Ohnemus Shops Healers nt .UtTKslV IX)'lrm AM) riot OS, TE.WS. YOU NEED BOTH An Abstract of Title AXD Insurance Against Loss by Fire. Let Us Protect Yon Guaranty Abstract & Title Co. T. B. BLACKMORB, d'eratand that hi mother alao pitied Fanny Infinitely more Ihun he did. Thla accmed to explain everything. He patted the unhappy ludy awk- wardly u.a.n her ahoulder. There. Thr, Thrt" He Said. I Old'nt Mean Anything." WITH THE PRESENT HIGH COST OF FARM MACHINERY, and the high value of all farm products, it is rather poor financing to delay the building of your bam. U WE HAVE THE PLANS AND MATERIAL. Always pleased to serve you. PECOS VALLEY LUMBER CO. J. B Morris, Mgr. Phone No. 6 O. O. 8WI3KARD, . H B B ' OIITIYS A PT Xr lIAT17IJ j 0 " A III 55 rKA 1 tAi POR ' Fre & Aut() Inslrance With the Big Compañía. there!" he aald. "I didn't mean any. thing. Of courae the only thing to do about Aunt Amelia la to pay no atten tion to hex. It'a all right. Aunt fanny. Dou't cry. I feel a lot better now, my. aelf. Come nn ; I'll drive buck there with you. It'a nil over, and nothing1 the matter. Can't you cheer up?" Fnnny cheered up ; and presently tha cuatomurlly hoatile aunt and nephew were driving out Ambcraon boulevard ainliihly together In tha hot aunahlne. (To be Continued.) Calling Carda at Current office. Eddy County Abstrae! Co, Organlied 1891" C. If. MrLienathen, I'realdent. Francia . Tracy, Vlee-PreaMeat. Mr"' Ann' L' "". and. V-I'rea. i lwla E... Alexander,.. Secretary. CARLnuAD. NEW MEXICO j