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THE HOLBROOK NEWS, HOLBROOK. ARIZONA. JUNE 3. 1021.
fflstíl IRANDALL I jPtÍ .iV- inisu irawminii iiiiu i inii.m 9 Twin 3ffiffi. -INDIAN JOE!" Synopsis. Tom Shelby, a rancher, rides into the frontier town of Ponca. looking for a good time after a long spell of hard work and loneliness on the ranch. In stead, he runs into a funeral that of Dad Calkins, a retired army man of whom little is known. A girl, still In her teens, survives Calkins. McCarthy, a saloon keep er and Ponca's leading citizen, de cides that the girl, now alone in the world, should marry. She agrees to pick out a husband from the score of men lined up In her home. To his consternation, she se lects Shelby, who had gone along merely as a spectator. He declines the honor. Indignant, the girl dis misses the assemblage. Shelby runs into two of the rejected suit ors, and In a fight worsts them both. Angered at their remarks, he returns to the girl, determined to marry her. If she will have him. After his explanation she agrees to marry him. The wedding takes place and the couple set out for Shelby's ranch. With them is "Kid" Macklin, whom Shelby has hired as a helper. On the way the girl tells her husband her name is Olpa Carlyn, and also tells him something of the peculiar circum stances of her Ufe. Upon arrival at the ranch Shelby Is struck down from behind and left for dead. He recovers consciousness to find that Macklin and his wife have gone. He starts in pursuit. He learns his wife is an heiress, that her ab duction has been carefully planned and that she has been taken to Wolves' Hole, a stronghold of ban dits and bad Indians. CHAPTER VIM Continued. j " 7 Shelby visloned all this In his mem ory, questioning his chance of ever Bticcessfully Invading such a spot with out arousing suspicion. It was plain ly proven by their testimony that Macklin was taking his captive to this spot for afe hiding. He and his In dino accessories had ridden on, anx ious to reach this security with as lit tle delay as possible. But would Shel by dare to follow? To be sure, except to the Kid, he was' unknown, which might make him welcome. Tet the danger of detection was great. Apparently, there was no other feasible way In which he could hope to serve Olga. He weighed this, with no conscious thought of himself, cold ly and deliberately counting ; the chances, and decided to make the at tempt. Convinced as to his duty, and urged to It by the personal Interest he felt tn the girl. Shelby cast- all hesitancy side. He would make the attempt; fortune had surely favored him thcs far,, and might again. He went back to where the buckskin waited, mount ed the animal, quiet enough by this time, rode down to the edge of the stream, and sat silently In the saddle while the beast drank. It was a dark, dear night, the stars overhead like lamps In the sky, the air .cool and fresh. He turned the pony up the val ley, making no effort to hurry the ani mal, desirous only at present of keep ing well in the rear of the two horse men ahead. He knew the course they would take, must take, up the valley of the Dragoon as far as the great bend, and then across the plateau un til they reached the Cottonwood. He would simply follow cautiously until daylight, then search for the trail to make sure, and endeavor, from some elevation, to pick them up with his field glasses. The grass In the valley was thick, but not long. It presented no obstacle to travel, but the horse's hoofs made no noise. Finding the rider undemon strative, the buckskin lowered his head and moved forward steadily at a rapid walk, Shelby swaying in the saddle, half asleep, yet keenly awake to any unusual sound. Hour after hour passed, the valley narrowing as they advanced, the hills on either hand growing darker and more sharply defined, and the ribbon of the sky above constantly contrast ing. The man endeavored to think, but found It useless; there was little be could plan In advance only con tinue on and trust to fortune. His mind leaped from point to point, yet settled upon nothing. He knew when he was in a vague way, recalling to memory the outlines of thjs country as traced upon the map. but by this time he was well beyond the range of his own cattle, or any region he had ever hunted over. All about stretched the desert of the Bad Lands; he could picture in his mind the scene presented from those bluffs, either of bmken, rocky country, or dismal dt-nert, white with alkali. It was a land devoid even of animal or ' ird life, waterless and forlorn, avoided even by Indians except for concealment. In all those hours' of darkness he heard no sound of life except the distant howl of a coyote. The first faint gray of dawn ave him glimpse of his surroundings, and, on a slight ridge of land, he finally drew up his tired mount, and gazed curiously about. He dismounted, and, after a few moments' scrutiny of the ground, decided that he was still safe ly on the trail' of those traveling ahead. There were two traces suffi ciently defined to indicate the passage within a few hours of both Macklin's party, and the two others. Neither outfit had made any effort at conceal ment, but Shelby, fearing the latter might be camped for breakfast, left his horse to crop on the short grass, while he advanced on foot. The trail was obscure, but not difficult to fol low when once discovered. Hanley and his companion had not ventured the passage until dawn, the marks of their horses' hoofs so fresh as to con vlnce their trailer they were scarcely beyond the sound of his voice. He even found where they had dismount ed, waiting for daylight, the ground littered with the ends of burnt ciga rettes. Shelby loitered an hour before ven turing to follow. There was no other way out, and so he munched at a cold meal, and permitted the buckskin to browse along the bank of the stream, well concealed by a fringe of willows, Then, both horse and man refreshed, he went forward on foot, leading tle animal, and began the upward climb. In places it was not unlike a cave, and Shelby had no Idea how far Tie had gone, when he suddenly emerged out from the gloom Into the sunlight of the summit, with a clear view across the level plateau. Shelby stopped, holding the horse back below the summit and gazed anx iously about. The soil left no trail and, with the naked eye, Shelby was unable to distinguish a sign of Ufe within the radius of vision. Every thing had the appearance of death the death of ages. He stood upright and swept the circle with his field glasses. He was barely In time; for far off there to the left, scarcely dis cernible even then against the black, overhanging ridges of rock, he made out two slowly moving objects. They were not distinct, he could not have sworn what the. were, but there was no doubt In bis mind as to their iden tity. He studied them eagerly until they disappeared down a coulee, and then carefuly marked the course, his point of guidance a high pinnacle of rock standing out against the sky. He was an hour reaching this ob jective, but once there he found the trail plainly traced along the edge of the bank. It led In and out amid the intricacies of the hlils, taking, of nec essity, so winding a course as to give Shelby no view ahead and soon con fused him In point of direction. He could only move forward cautiously, fenrful lest they might have halted for some purpose, and watchful of every trace of their passage, as other ravines were constantly uniting with this through- which ' he was blindly feeling his way. He came to sand and lost all signs of the trail instantly,- search ing for it in vain for nearly an hour before confessing himself at fault. Then,' leaving the horse below, be climbed the nearest hill for a view of bis surroundings. The sun gave him the proper direc tions, but all about stretched the same dreary, bare ridges of rock, offering no guidance. There was no life visi ble anywhere and although he waited for some time, sweeping his glasses back and forth, he gained no glimpse of the two he endeavored to follow. They had vanished as though swal lowed up by the earth. The sun was already In the west and desperately he determined to try the level. Even this, amid the intricacies of those branch ing passages between the round hills, was difficult to achieve, yet he finally discovered an exit and ventured to ward the north, confident that the Cottonwood would surely He some where In that direction. He came upon it so suddenly and unexpectedly as to almost daze his faculties. Almost without warning he stood at the very edge of a yawning hole and stared in amazement down He Suddenly Emerged Out From the Gloom. into those depths below. Again and again he had heard this scene describ ed, yet had never before comprehended its reality. A huge cut straight down, fully a mile wide, cleft the plain In two, with no visible signs of Its pres ence until one stood at the very cra ter's edge. At night he would have rid den off without the slightest warning of danger. And below 1 Feeling sick, dizzy, Shelby swung himself from the saddle, crept cautiously to the edge and looked down. He had no concep tion of the depth, for It already was hazy down there, as though he gazed through a blue fog, but now small those trees appeared, mere toy trees, and the silvery stream running through the center seemed scarcely a yard wide. A yard.- why. If it was actually the Cottonwood, it must be a hundred feet from bank to bank 1 God ! What a hole! What a freak of nature! What a wilderness hiding place! He lay motionless, with eyes search ing up and down the valley. To the right he could not determine how far it extended, but to the left he could discern the silver shield of water where the Cottonwood cume tumbling over a precipice. One of the two pos sible entrances was there; the other must be along some one of those- nu merous side ravines, whose black en trances he could dimly perceive. It wns all so serene, so peaceful, the truth seemed Imjussible that he was actually gazing down Into a veritable hell on earth, a rendezvous of white thieves and Indian murderers, a bor der fortress for all the nameless devil try of the frontier. . And he must Invade the Hole, alone, if he would be of service to this woman captive! By sheer recklessness he must pierce the thing to the heart. Tet how was It to be done? Not even a mountain goat could find passage down those rocks even by daylight and In another hour all would be darkness. He could not remain there ; befon? night made the search Impossible he must at least find water and a place In which to camp. He stared down Into those deepening mists below, al ready beginning to blot out the fea tures of the valley. "God, what a hole," he breathed; "It Is like looking straight Into hell. The only way down must be some where to the left. Case told me they passed In under that waterfall." He got to his feet, with the pony trailing behind, moved backward away from the edge of the chasm Into the open plain. Suddenly, as his glance wandered searchingly toward the chain of rock hills, the man stopped, his heart pounding. What was that moving yonder. Just emerging from out the mouth of that ravine and becoming clearly outlined against the gray al kali? He knew almost Instantly the advance of a drove of cattle, debouch ing through the narrow defile and spreading out as they attrined the wider open space. There must be a hundred head and even as he com prehended, horsemen appeared In their rear, spurring forward to turn them to the left down a. shallow gulch. There was no way he could escape observation;- no possibility of hiding on that bare plain. Shelby's brain worked like lightning. There were five riders ; he could count them now ; In dians mostly, although one was surely white. There was nothing left him but audacity and lies. He must take the chance, the one chance, mad. des perate, yet yielding a possibility of suc cess. He swung the field glasses to his eyes yes, one rider was white, a squat figure with a red beard, and another, thé fellow at this end, ap peared to be a Mexican. Then be laughed grimly ; the vortex of his glass rested on the exposed flank of the nearest steer and he saw the brand. By all the gods, they were his own cattle! The humor of it flashed In his eyes, but the Jaw of the man set sternly. The d d thieves! He strode forward, the pony trailing at his heeln, and then the Mexican saw him, throwing up one hand In a swift signal and spurring his horse reckless ly across the gray plain. They met half way, Shelby still afoot, the other sweeping up at full speed, his horse brought fairly to Its haunches by the cruel pressure of a Spanish bit The fellow was a handsome devil but for the evil In his eyes and a dis figuring scar down one cheek. The eyes of the two met and the rider's hand dropped instantly upon the ex posed butt of a revolver. "Buenas dias, senor," he said harsh ly, staring. "What is the meaning of this?" Shelby smiled, coolly returning his glance. "The meaning of what, senor?" he questioned shortly. "Your being here alone! I have not seen you before. You are not of the Wolves' den." "Oh. Is that It, senor?" Indifferently. "Then maybe you will tell me how I am to find a way into this den of wolves? I have looked, down yonder," he waved his hand. ' "You seek it. then?" "Sure; otherwise why should I be here? You will guide me?" "Caramba! It depends," suspicious ly, yet somewhat disconcerted by the other's quiet manner. "I would know more first. You are lost?" "Completely; yet It Is a story easily told. I was with a man named Han ley an' a fellow called Hank." "Old Matt I know him." "Good ; then I have met a friend. We were there, back in those hills, when my girth broke see, where I have fixed it. I fell behind and they rode on. I thought to follow easily, but, you must know those hills, the trail was lost ; perhaps I took a wroog turn, for suddenly I found myself on this plain." The Mexican sat motionless, h.s eyes as suspicious as ever, but his fingers no longer gripped on the re volver. The last of the cattle bad dis appeared down the coulee and the red bearded white man was riding toward them across the alkali. Neither changed position until he came up, a lump of a fellow, with staring eyes and complexion the color of parch ment. "What the h 1 Is all this, Juan?" he questioned roughly. "Who is the fellow?" "He travel with Matt Hanley an' get lost; so he say." "Hanley, hey! That's some recom mendation. Who else was with your party?" "A man called Hank." "Slagln. Well, the story sounds straight so far; them two left here together; I happen to know that What's your name?" Shelby looked him squarely in the eye. "Churchill." "What! Matt talked to me about that Fellow named Macklin stalkln' a girl down Ponca way." "Hes got her; so Hanley says, an that's what I'm here for see?" "But you ain't Or Churchill. The way I heard It he was sixty anyhow, an' a down-easter." "Virginia; he's my father." "Oh, h I, an where you been?" "Soldierin' mostly." "I see," his eyes wandered. "Sounds kinder fishy, young feller, but I ain't In no shape to tell. I reckon Matt Hanley kin straighten It out -'in' If he Is down tliar, the best thing we kin do Is to take yer 'long. If yer lyln' ye'll be d n sorry 'fore yer get out ag'ln. I'll tell yer that to begin with, but If yer game to ride along, we'll see yer get tliar all right. Let's hit her up, Juan ; them Injuns will need us 'fore long. Come on, stranger." He wheeled his horse and rode off on a sharp trot and the Mexican fol lowed. Neither man so much as glanced back toward Shelby, seeming ly Indifferent as to what he chose to do. Yet he knew the customs of the West and that if he failed them now no future falsehood would ever regain their confidence. He swung Into the saddle and rode silently forward be hind Juan. The cattle were still out of sight ahead, but they could hear the calls of the drivers. Shelby pressed his bronco up closer to the Mexican, who had lit a cigarette. "Is it far, Juan?" he asked. "Nom tie Dios ! ' I heard you not To the Hole you mean? Not far, but "You Are Not of the Wolves' Den." rough, senor; yet there Is no other way to get cattle in." "The man with you; who Is he?" Juan emitted a cloud of blue smoke In the air, smiling pleasantly. "Senor Laud." "Laud!" In undisguised astonish ment. "What Laud? Not Indian Joe'?" v "SI, senor; they call heem that," confidently. "He verra bad man. You know heem, what?" Shelby gripped himself tightly. "I've heard of him, that's all. He's a Sioux squawman, -but I never knew what he looked like before." ' His pony, no longer urged, fell back, trailing at the rear of the others. Juan rode on, . unconscious and indif ferent, blowing spirals of smoke into the air, and humming the strain of some Spanish melody, but Shelby was staring beyond him at the red-bearded white man slouched down in his sad dle. So that fellow was "Indian Joe" Laud ! As never before he realized to the full the danger Into which he advanced. "Indian Joe" Laud! When hadn't he heard of him? For years certainly, ever since he had been in this north country, yet In appearance the fellow was not at all what he previously had Imagined that desperado to be. Laud was gross, bearded, dirty, coarse featured; to all appearances a mere barroom tough, yet no man on the frontier had a worse record or was more dreaded and despised. Why was he here stealing cattle on the very verge of Indian war? True, he was not a Sioux In blood, yet It was well known that he had been adopted into the -tribe and never failed to have a hand In their deviltry. Army officers claimed he possessed more Influence over them for evil than any chief, and Shelby had heard him mentioned with Sitting Bull as leaders in the ghost dance. If true, then he must know how far to venture, and just when to draw aside so as to save himself. That must be it to him war meant only an opportunity to plunder. The final re sult was clearly Indian defeat; he would keep out but in the meanwhile profit all he could. The trail led downward at a rather steep grade, in spite of continual curv ing. The sure-footed horses moved faster than the cattle, and before the outfit reached the level of the valley the three riders had closed in on the Indian drivers. Shelby knew them at once as young Sioux warriors, and was again able to distinguish plainly the brand on the flank of the steers bring ing up the rear of the herd. They were unquestionably his own stock, and. In spite of his rage, he could not be entirely Indifferent to the grim hu mor of the situation he was being guided Into Wolves' hole by the very men who had robbed him. Yet his thoughts did not dwell upon this so much just then, as on the mad chance he had assumed in this adven ture. What could he accomplish? What hope was there that he would ever emerge again alive? He was going forward blindly, led by fate, with not even a plan of guidance. He must work alone. In the midst of enemies, desperate men to whom human life was valueless, and where any incau tious word or act would instantly ex pose him to discovery. In spite of the fact that he was believed dead, Macklin would recognize him at a glance, and the very claim that he was a friend of Hanley's exposed him to discovery. In some way he must avoid them both, and yet no plan presented itself to promise escape. He could only drift helplessly, becoming more despondent of success with every step of advance. It was already dusk when they at tained the level of the vulley, and the overshadowing bluffs rose high on either hand, leaving them ploadfng through the gloom. Yet even here they had not attained the full depression of the Hole, which required another sharp descent along the border of the stream, where a ledge of rock had evi dently been blasted out. This passage abruptly ended In a wide, stone cause way, turning sharply to the left and running beneath a waterfall, where the broad stream leaped over a ledge of high rock. It was a task to get the cattle through, yet once started, they plunged forward, following each other with fright, never pausing until they scattered out over the plain below. Laud drew up his horse In front of a small log structure, so concealed at the edge of a straggly grove, that In the gloom, Shelby was not even aware of its existence until voices greeted them. "Back again, Joe ! Where'd ; er pick up that bunch?" "Up on the Cottonwood; easy pick In'," and Laud flung one leg over his saddle in a posture of rest. "Where's Kelly? Oh, Daa; bring me out a drink. Anything new?" The tall,' raw-boned frontiersman who responded, puffed at his pipe, and out through the open door of the cab In there suddenly streamed a light re vealing his features, and the indistinct outlines of others idling near by. "Well, not'much, Joe," he answered drawllngly, "most o' the Injuns have struck out; ain't mor'n a dozen bucks left, I reckon.' They tell me they're raisin' h 1 already over Ponca way; maybe yer heard about it?" Laud nodded, wiping his Hps with the back of his hand. "Whar's Matt Hanley?" "Oh, he an' Slagln cum' In "bout five hours ago, I reckon, an' went on up to the cove." "Have eny thing with 'em?" "Not thet I see they didn't, did they, Jim? just travelin' light." "Didn't say enything about another gazabo?" "Not that I know about. They act ed like they was both plum tired out and wanted ter go asleep. Just took a drink apiece, and Inosled along." Laud let fall an oath. "All right then, but d d if Til ride down to the cove tonight We'll go up to your shack, Juan, and bunk down. Come on, both o yer." "Because yon are a woman, I guess, and because I think you are straight." (TO BE CONTINUED.) TREE WAS ONCE A HANDSPIKE Old Cottonwood at Norris City, III, Has Interesting History Was "Planted by Boy In 1815. At, Norris City, HI., there Is a tree known as the "vaulting-pole cotton wood" that has an Interesting historj which Is told by the American For estry Magazine (Washington) as fol lows: Hosea Pierce and a boy comrade re turned from the war of 1812 to their homes, near Norris City, in the spring of 1815. and on January 8 of that year they had helped General Jack son whip the British in the Battle of New Orleans. These boys both attended a log rolling on the old Pierce farm that spring, and as they were returning to the house after their day's work made a wager who could vault the furthest using their cottonwood handspikes as vaulting poles. They both left their handspikes sticking in the soft earth where they had vaulted, and during the spring rains of 1815 they both took root and lived. One of these trees died about ten years ago, but the other Is still living and Is 105 years old. This tree Is about thirty feet In circumference, 175 feet high, with a very large hollow In the base of the tree which has been used as a housing for setting hens, a kennel for dogs and Is always a fine playhouse for chUdren. British Warship's Great Guns. At first sight It may seem strange that the Hood should carry only the same armament as the Queen Eliza beth, built some eight years before the Hood. As a matter of fuct the Queen Elizabeth's guns are forty-two calibers in length ; but the guns4 of the Hood are forty-five caliber long and have greatly increased muzzle velocity. It Is believed that the gun weighs a lit tle under one hundred tons and fires a 1,950-pound shell with a muzzle vel ocity of 2,800 foot-seconds. Another improvement over the Queen Eliza beth is that the new guns have an elevation of 30 degrees for a maximum range of 38,000 yards. The loading gear has been so Improved that the Hood Is credited with being able to fire a salvo of eight guns every thirty five seconds. Scientific American. Bower-Bird's Wooing. A cynical method of enticing a hesi tating partner Into the bonds of matri mony Is furnished by the bower-bird, which builds a structure of sticks formed Into a kind of passage or ave nue and beautifully ornamented with feathers and shells. On Its comple tion the would-be bridegroom brings the bird of his choice to inspect bis fine establishment and entices her to share It Queer Cradles for Babies. An infant in Guiana Is usually bur led In sand up to Its waist whenever the mother Is busy, and this is the only cradle it ever knows. The little Lapp on the other hand, fares most luxuriously in its mother's shoe. These Lapp shoes are big affairs of skin stuffed with soft moss, and can be hung on a peg or tree branch safe ly out of the way. Within the Law. "Look at that fellow in there with a loaded revolver," said our waggish friend at the beach yesterday and when, somewhat startled, we gazed through the doorway what we saw was merely a big merry-go-round full of young folks and In the center the proprietor thereof. Boston Tran script. Bacchus kills more than Mars. Ger- uiuu proverb. MARKETS Furnished by U. S. BUREAU OF MARKETS Washington, D. C. (Western Newspaper Union News Sertlce. ' Fruit nnil VeiretiilileM. Northern sacked round white pota toes up 5c per 100 lbs. at shipping points, closing 85lc f. o. O. Chicago jailot market steady. ' $1 a 1.15. South Carolina No. 1 Irish Cobblers un LlianK'ed, New York, selling to jobbers at $7.507.?5 per cloth top slat bar rel. Texas backed Jlliss Triumphs down $1 to $1.25 per 100 lbs., St. Louis and Kansas City, at $2.753.50. Texas Yellow- Bermuda onions near ly steady in consuming markets at $ 1.4Ü 1i 1.H0 per standard crate, commer cial pack. Dulry Product. Under influence of increasing pro duction and quality hardly such as to warrant heavy storage, better stocks have accumulated and prices continued to decline at all markets the past week. Grain. Wheat market uncertain and fluctu ated nervously the first half of week, but made substantial trains the past tow days with May wheat leading ths advance. Bad crop reports and soo'J export demand were principal bul'ish factors. Corn developed independent weakness throughout. Country offer ings corn much more liberal and re ceipts expected to increase materially in near future. On the 20th wheat ad vanced to new high level on present upturn, May wheat selling- 36c over July. Good demand for cash hard wheat. Reported on good authority that Belgium government control of wheat imports will cease July 1. In Chicago cash market No. 2 red winter wheat. $1.62; No. 2 hard, 31.67; No. 3 mixed corn, 57c; No. 3 white oats. 38c. For the week Chicago May wheat up 16c. at $1.59; May corn down 2c at 5854c Chicago July wheat up 83sc at $1.24; July corn down 3c, at 60-ftc. Minneapolis July wheat up 7c, at $1.28. Kansas City July, 7c, at $1.17 hi: Winnipeg July, 17 c, at $1.64. Live Stock ad Meat. Chicago hog prices changed only slightly the past week, declines rang ing 5c to 15c per 100 lbs. Beef and butcher cattle and feeder steers prac tically steady. Veal calves up 25c to 50c. Fat lambs and fat ewes steady to 25c lower. May 20 Chicago prices: Hogs, bulk of sales, $8.408.80; me dium and good beef steers, $7.509.00: butcher cows and heifers, $5.25 9.00; feeder steers. $7.258.50: light and me dium weight veal calves. $8.00g9.75: fat lambs, $ 9.25 ig) 12.00: yearlings. $7.50 10.50; fat ewes, $4.75 6.75. Stocker and feeder shipments from eleven important markets during the week ending May 13 were: Cattle and calves. 13.723: hogs. 4,S19: sheep, 7.4&U. Beef ranged 75c to $1.25 lower per 100 lbs. in eastern wholesale markets. Veal steady to $1 lower: mutton steady to $2 lower: lamb $1 to $3 higher; pork loins generally steady. May 2 prices good grade meats: Beer. si4S2io: veal, 314S17: lamb. J25327: mutton. $14 17: light pork loins, $2124; heavy loins, J15B19. ' liny. Market continues inactive. Receipts light and prices fluctuate with local demand. Practically no orders for ship ment' being received in distributing markets. No. 1 timothy quoted New York. $28: Chicago. $23: Atlanta. $31: Memphis. $25: Cincinnati. $22. No. 1 nlfalfa. Memphis. $28: Kansas City. $23 Omaha, $20. No. 1 prairie, Minneap olis. $15.50; Kansas City, $15.50. Feed. Cottonseed meal. Memphis, $29.25: Atlanta, $30: Chicago, $32.50: linseed meal. Minneapolis, $28: New York. $36; gluten feed. Chicago. $26.50: Philadel phia. $31.71: Cincinnati. $39.30. Alfalfa meal, Kansas City, $17.50. Cotton. Spot cotton prices down 10 points during the week, closing at 11.50c per lb. New York futures up 1 point, at 12.41c. - DENVER LIVE STOCK, t ' ' Cattle. Bulk of the offering consisted of Deer steers. The high price reached on a few scattered animals which sold for $8. With the exception of these sales. the top price was reached at $7.95, freight paid, two loads of desirable 1.405-pound stock crossing the scales at this level. Good steers found an outlet largely from $7.50 to $7.75, with fair to me dium types from $7 to $7.25. More common stock sold down to $6.60. Only a limited amount of trading was done in cows and heifers. Th top price on this class of stock was reached at $7.25. which was paid for one load of good mixed cows and heif ers. Top on heavy cows was reached at $7. Good grades of cows were quoted from $6.25 to $6.75. with fair to medium types from $5.50 to $b.za. More common kinds were quotable at $5 and down. Traders were generally of the opinion that strictly choice heif ers would bring from $7.50 to $7.75. One load of desirable yearlings, con sisting of both steers and heifers, sold at $8.25 during the early part of the day. Hoffs. Top hogs sold for $8.65. one load of choice light stock selling to small killers at this level. The next highest price was reached at $8.40, which was top of the bulk. The lower range to bulk sales was $7.75. Extreme heavy and cut-out hogs were quoted from $6 to $6.25. Pigs also took a slight drop. Quota tlons on the better grades of stock ranged up to $8.25. Good types were quoted around $8. with more common stock down to $7.75. Sheep. Trading was quiet on the sheep mar ket. Buyers took several loads of fair to good quality wooled and shorn Iambs at a reduction of fully 25 cents. Later the remainder of the offering sold at a discount of almost 50 cents. Quotations on best native wooled lambs ranged from $10.75 to $11. Fair to good types were quoted from $10.25 to $10.50, with more common stock at $10.25 and down. Two loads of good clipped lambs, averaging 84 pounds. sold for xiu.za. A fair representation of California spring lambs was received. .Demand was generally fair, but trading was de layed. Quotations ranged from $10.75 to $11.50, dependent on weight and quality. Ewes were quoted from $4 to $6.25. Metal Market. Colorado settlement prices: Bar silver ( American). $ .99 Bar silver (foreign)... .69 Zinc . 4-95 Copper 12 hi .13 hi Lead COO DENVER FRODCCE, New potatoes (2.(0 Greeley potatoes, per cwt $1.10 Pinto beans (slow movement) New cabbage 04 Onions, new Crystal, per crate.... 1.26 HAY AND GRAIN PRICES. Corn, No. 3 yellow $1.00 Corn. No. 3 mixed: 98 Wheat. No. 1 1.45 Oats, per cwt... 1.38 Barley, per cwt 1.05 Hay. Timothy, No. 1. ton $17.60 Timothy. No. 2. ton 16.00 South Park. No. 1. ton 16.00 South Park. No. 2. ton 14.50 Second bottom. No. 1. ton 10.00 Second bottom. No. 2, ton 9.00 Alfalfa, ton 12.50 Straw, ton 6.00 More than 100 delegates from all over northern Colorado gathered in Loveland for the annual convention of the Woman's Home Missionary Soci ety of the Methodist Episcopal church, which comprises seven counties in Colorado. 5T VICTROLA OUTFITS WITH LIBRARY OF RRCOHD9 EASY PAYMENTS Genuine Victrolas as Low as $25. Write Today for Free Literature. KNIGHT-CAMPBELL MUSIC CO. Denver. Colo. AUTOMOBILE TIRES "Frie Cords" & "Olympian Fabrics" UL'ALITY AMI gKKYK'E. Write for arte II -U HKKT A. IIOttFOHD. 13.18 Aroma St. BUY AT WHOLESALE. Any salesman I'll 2S per cent more for nis foods wnen roo ire not fualiiar with prices. Send for our weekly prlre list. A63. of groceries and supplies. Steciaroarers Who'.esale Sia l Co.. 1523 19th St. P. . fx 1442. Doner. HOME OF THE COLE ALWAYS THE BEST IU USED CAItS. Writ Ls (or Compitió lnlormaüou. Boy by Hall. 1225 BROADWAY 6KU.MJ DRY CLEANING Garments dyed any color. Out-of-town work given prompt attention. -Twenty-three years' satisfactory service. Graaitl Huildtnsr. Seventeenth and I.oae St. SHOES REPAIRED ort sfellf- n- where In (J. 8. at Denrer prices. CosalManorr work returned our expense. EASTERN SHOE REPAII FAC TORY, YELLOW FRONT, 155 CHAMPA STREET. VnnA V5 AN0 "O" FINISHING. T0 VVJ-J-rV-IVO oenror meta Materials Cwapaay. R AST. MAN KODAK COM PA! V. 626 .Sixteenth Street. Denver. Colorado. BUY COFFEE FROM THE I0ASTEI Get Wholesale Trice. Write for Sastpla THE SPRAY COFFEE AND SPICE CO. Twenty -I rtt ana Market Streets. Danes- SANITARY CLEANING & DYEING Hall Orders Giren rrompt Attention. 10 East Caifaa. BAI.ÜIIEAÜS Prof. Charles will fit you with the most natural Toupee. Charlea Hair & Beauty Shop. 410 16th St-Denver FI.OWKHS KOIt ALL. OCCASIONS. Park Floral Co.. 1643 Broadway. BEAUTY PARLORS. Hair Goods by mail. Millicent Hart Co.. 721 15tb St. IIOIIM-AI.1.BIV JliWELllY CO. Dia monds, watches, silverware. Out tow a orders careful attention Est. 1873. ITSKD CARS BOUGHT AND SOLD. Hnnmnn's Auto Service. 057 Broadway. NEWSPAPERS HAVE VITAL INTER EST IN FOREST FIRE PRE VENTION. 0 Denver. A burning cigarette butt beside a woods-road in northern Maine may mean much to the business man agement of the Texas Dally Bugle. Sounds like a Joke, but is it? The Daily Bugle, say specialists of the forest service, United States Depart ment of Agriculture, represents the newspaper industry dependent on for" ests for its existence; the smoldering cirgarette portrays forest fires caused by human carelessness. Newpaper ia made from wood. Fires destroy and lessen the supply of raw material with a resultant increase in the price of pa per stock. Hence, the relation between the cigarette butt in Maine and the newspaper in Texas. This is the day and age of news papers. Newsprint ls a 100 per cent forest product, but few persons see tljelr next year's supply of newspapers in a grove of trees. They do not con nect the passing of the penny paper with the burning of the forests. With only fifty million cords of spruce left in the regions of centrali zation of the pulp and paper industry and about five ánd a half million cords ground into pulp every year, the prob lem is simpler than "How old ls Ann?" In spite of everything, within the next ten years, the pulp mills will be hard put to secure wood to keep their mills and machinery busy. If . And that is where we all come in. "If we do not burn up any of the present supply. It will last that long. In this national forest district, 87 per cent of the forest fires are caused by man' carelessness bonfires, camp fires left burning, cigar and cigarette butts, hot pipe ashes, engine sparks, etc. Dog Drops From Plane. Rantoul, IU. "BIng," a fox terrier, made a descent of 1,500 feet in a para chute from an airplane at Chanute field. When "BIng" landed be worked himself free from his harness, over came another dog sent to prevent his onward journey and ran to headquar ters with a message carried In a pouch suspended from his neck. The per formance was to show the practica bility of using dogs to carry message when an airplane is unable to land. To Fight Prohibition With Fish. Washington. Spain is going to fight prohibition with fish. Norway baa passed a law prohibiting importa con taining more than 12 per cent of al cohol, and as a result Spain plans a prohibitive duty on fish Imported from Norway, according to advices to th Department of Commerce. Similar ao tion Is being considered by other wine producing countries, the dispatch added. College Girls Take Factory Jobs. Denver. Eighteen college girls from Kansas and Colorado will become shop and factory workers and domestic servants for six weeks in Denver this summer to gain first-hand knowledge as to bow the unskilled working girl lives. The eighteen coeds will seek jobs in laundries, garment shops, candy and cracker factories and In do mestic service to learn the problems of girls who have been forced Into In dustry without the advantage of spe cial training or higher education. Threatens Jail for Gompera. New York. The desire to send Sam uel Gompers to Blackwell's Island, New York's "work-house," for a year, was expressed here by Supreme Court Justice James C. Van SIcIen of Brook lyn. He also wished the aged labor leader "another spanking" by Gover nor Allen of Kansas. He made these utterances In reply to a speech of th labor leader in which Gompera had challenged the justice to cite him for cm tempt -ui