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THE HOLBROOK NEWS. HOLBROOK, ARIZONA, JULY 1, 1921.
PEML RANDALL ttb?yj3J?ff7 A.C7cCZ.lJ3C? & CO. CHAPTER XI Continued. 11 "Tes," she admitted, "that was bout all." "So, now he's dead ; he don't cut no Ice anymore." "But are you sure he's dead?" "Sure?" sneeringly. "I don't know how I could be no surer. I turned the cuss over an he was cold then. You don't need worry none about that Walt a minute till I see who the guy was what tried to break In here." Shelby could hear Macklin cross the room, and Jerk the blanket from off the bodies. The fellow gave utterance to an oath of astonishment at the Eight revealed. "lily God! Did you ever see any thing like that? Locked together like two stags. H 1! Sam was shot, but he got the white guy even after he was dead. D n me, If it ain't Hank Slagln! Now, what does that mean? I reckon Hanley sent the galoot In here. That comes from splllin' things when yer drunk. Say, you an' I have got to get out of here. I'll tell you about It as quick as I can. It's plain enough Hanley's got his eyes on you, an' will double-cross me If he once rits a chance." "What is it you mean? I do not un tiarstand." "Naturally yer don't, seeln' I ain't told yer trsihln'. But now that I know yer ain't ptiiicg away over that feller Shelby, I reckon the sensible thing fer me to do is ter talk! straight There's goln' ter be h 1 to pay In this valley before long, and the sooner we get out o' here the better. I run across a soldier T)out half way ter Gerlasche, an' he give me a pointer that made me wheel about an' ride back." "The Indian outbreak?" "Sure ; the troops got In, an' round ed most of the Sioux up. They had a fight at Wounded Knee, over yonder, an' licked h I out of the reds. Some of 'em got away though, an come trailin' west mostly young ones, I reckon an' now they're sendln' cav alry out ter ride 'em .down. That's what he wa3 after, a bunch to come scoutln In through here." "Here? Wolves' hole?" "Mor'n likely; he didn't say nothln' bout that. But they're, mighty liable ter call. I'm fer glttin" out while the Coin's, good. That's what I come back for to get you, and skip." "To to get me?" "Of course. I'll tell yer about it now, an' you'll go all right I reckon you never thought I run off with you 'cause I loved you?" "No you you loved me?" "That's the way of it I saw you long before that funeral down to Pon ca; but this, guy Shelby horned in 'fore I was ready to act You didn't care nothln' for him. So I says to my self, then, Til have her; I'll take her whether she wants me or not Long as she don't love him, m make her love me see? Course I didn't aim to do no killing; that was just an acci dent like, an' I didn't do it nohow. It was Sam here who got gay, and beaned Shelby." "But what would you do with me, if If he had been alive?" "There ain't no use discussin that, fer he ain't alive. It's what I want ter do now that counts. Maybe I had a plan then, an' maybe I didn't But now I got It all planned up proper. Tm a goln' ter marry you. An that goes whether yer're wlllin' or not I ain't even askln' you." The expression of her face must have brought the fellow a realization that perhaps he was going altogether too fast, for he broke in with an ex planation. "See here now, don't get huffy. I ain't no Western rough-neck for you to be ashamed of. I belong down East In ol' Virginia, an we got money to burn. That's straight goods. My real name ain't Macklin at all ; it's Church Ill. I mean business an' Just as soon as Indian Joe gets down here with some- horses, we're a goin' ter start" "For where?" her voice trembling tn spite of every effort at self-control. "To Gerlasche first; there's a preacher there, an then on to God's country Just as fast as the train will take us. That's my program, an' let tne tell you, I'll be d n glad ter git away from Injuns, Mexs, an' the rest o' this rotten outfit No, you wait; that will be Indian Joe comin now." The door between the two rooms had closed partially, yielding doubt less to some faint draught of air, so that Shelby ventured to survey the cene through the narrow crack near the hinges. Matters were becoming' so complicated he was at his wits end. He had delayed too long, and, per haps, it had been a mistake to advise the girl to thus appear friendly to this brute. Now, Instead of being con fronted by the Kid alone, he must also face Laud, If he would prevent her being carried away . the second time. The situation had become desperate. He could see the girl standing pressed close to the wall, the light from the broken window on her face, her eyes anxiously watchful of the movements of Macklin, who had turned and was fronting the outer door, one hand resting in readiness on the butt of his "45." Then that opening was shadowed, and the bulky figure of the squaw-man suddenly appeared. His first utterance was full of ill-humor. "Well, I got your message, and am here," he said roughly. "What the h 1 is up, Macklin?" "Everything is, from all I hear," was the short reply. "Your Indians are licked already, ain't they?" E2 "Yes; I expected that; I told them how it would be." "To be sure you did, but you never thought every runaway buck would make for this Hole. But they have; and you know what that means, reckon. They will be smoked out sooner or later. Do you want to stay, and be smoked out with 'em? I'm for getting out of here now tonight, Joe. I don't intend being caught in this net; an' you are a d d fool if you don't feel In the same way. There Is a chance now to make it, but tomor row may be too late. How about your cattle ?" "I sent them into the Bad Lands." Macklin laughed. "That proves what you think about it All right then ; we'll ride out to gether. Got three horses out there?" "Yes, and a pack; that's what the Indian told me to bring. The woman going along?" "Sure she is. H L we've fixed things all up. We're goln' to get mar ried over at Gerlasche. I'm almin ter take you along for best man." Laud evidenced his surprise and In credulity with a grunt and a swift glance at the silent girl, shrinking back against the wall. "What about Pancha?" he asked dryly. "That little Devil I Pooh 1 when she hears about it. Til be east of the Mis souri. She's all right for a Mex, but this time I mean business, Joe. Don't you forget It, Tm playln for big stakes, an there don't no Pancha stand In my way. What's the matter with you?" "Well, I ain't so sure you're goln' ter git off so scot free," returned Laud slowly. "There's a fellow been In here huntin' you; an' I reckon he "What the H I !s Up, Macklinr must be here yet leastways I don't know how the cuss could have got out" "A man huntin' me? You're dream in'." "No I ain't The fellow Joined my outfit up on the mesa yesterday sorter big fellow with light hair, an a smooth face. He put up quite a spiel, and claimed his name was Churchill. I didn't mor'n half believe him, but not knowln' what was up, I let the cuss drift in along with us. I aimed to see you as soon as we got in; but h I, you had skipped, while Hanley, who might have knowed something, was up at the cove. I sent Juan after him, for by that time I was sure the guy was some d n spy. The hoss he was ridin' had the same brand of them cattle I drove in." "The same brand? What brand?" "The Three Stars; they come from Shelby's ranch up on the Cottonwood." "H 1 1 A big fellow, you said with light hair, and smooth face?" "That's him; grayish eyes, an rides like a cavalryman. I never saw the galoot before, but I wan't goln' to take no chances, so I got his gun, and locked him up." "Where?" "In that cell room In Vlllemonte's cabin." "And he's there yet?" "No, he ain't; that's the trouble. Somehow he got hold of a knife; must have it hid on him, I reckon. Enybow he cut them bars at the window, un' wiggled through." "And he hasn't been caught?" "Ain't seen hide ner hair o' him. Some guy helped him outside there was prints of two kinds of boots plain enough under the window; but after that they might Just as well have gone up in the air." "Two o' 'em. The other couldn't have been Hanley, or Slagln, could it?" "How the h I do I know? I never, caught sight o' nothln' but the print of that boot I scouted up the creek; then that first bunch o' Indians come trailin' In, an' I had no time to think about anything since, only gettln' my cattle out o' here." "But you'll go with us now?" "For a ways, anyhow; I reckon there ain't nothln elsé to do; them soldiers Is bound to get here." "And the sooner we're off the better. You ready?" He wheeled and confronted the shrinking, frightened girl, who made no reply. "Well, by God I you better be. Get tbe horses. Jog; I'll fetch her along, all right" ; Shelby straightened up. In spite of the odds, he must act now, or never. Yet, before he could take a step for ward, a single shot rang out sharply. He saw Macklin fling up his arms, and reel backward, his body striking the half-open door, before It crashed to the floor, and lay motionless. The impact of Macklin's body had flung the door wide open, leaving Shel by fully exposed to view. For an In stant, however, the startled and be wildered Laud failed to note his re vealment against the darkness of that Interior He had leaped back Instant ly to the protection of the wall, and, gun In hand, crouched there with eyes fixed on the broken window op posite. Shelby was swift to take ad vantage of his surprise. Wherever the shot had come from, whoever had fired it his concealment was no longer possible. There must be no hesitancy, no delay. He stepped across the mo tionless body, with weapon flung grim ly forward. "Hands up, Joel Put them up first before you turn around. Stop that I Don't trv anv tricks on me. Now stand there Olga." "Yes." "Take that gun out of his hand; there is another in his belt; get that also. That's right; now come over here; you understand firearms." "Yes, of course" wonderingly, "I know how to shoot" "I Imagined so; Calkins would have taught you. Keep this fellow covered, and let him have it if he makes any effort to break away. Watch him closely, while I rip up that blanket, and tie him up." He left her with the gun' steadily pointed at Laud's head, the fellow cursing, with hands up, his angry oves following every movement He was desperate, maddened by sudden helplessness, with the sneaking feroci ty of a wolf, yet was temporarily held motionless by the deadly peril. Shel by stripped the ragged blanket from off the dead bodies under the bench, and began hastily to rip it apart The black, bloated face of Slagln stared upward, and Indian Joe saw It for the first time, a sudden spasni of teiror causing him to burst forth : "My God I That's Hank Slagln!" "Sure it is; he got his, an' you'll get yours if you drop those hands, you cur. Turn around now, and stop. Laud obeyed, his face ugly and threatening, and Shelby took a step closer, the strip of blanket In his hands, his revolver thrust back Into his belt What Indian Joe saw will never be known; perhaps a slight wavering in the eyes of the girl, per haps an instant lowering of her gun. But it was enough. All his hate and treachery drove him to a desperate chance. With the maddened leap of a wild beast he sprang upon Shelby, gripped him fiercely by the throat, and the two went headlong to the floor. Olga fired, but without aim, missing them both, and dare not .pull the trigger again, so tightly were the men grappled, as they rolled back and forth in frenzied effort to obtain mas tery. Shelby, taken completely by surprise, was at a disadvantage, his throat crushed by sinewy hands, his loosened revolver flung half across the room. He could only struggle to break the hold of his antagonist roll ing over and over, and forcing the fel low's head back with every ounce of strength . he could bring Into play. They were not unevenly matched, the two Shelby the younger, and perhaps the stronger; but Laud a skilled fight er, hard as nails, and ready to resort to any trick. Moreover, he knew what he had set out to accomplish, and bent every effort to prevent the fright ened girl from getting a shot at him. He hung on, his straining hands, like a vise, twisting tighter and tighter Shelby's shirt bund, careless of any in- Jury to himself so that he kept the body of the latter in protection be tween him and Olga's revolver. Yet, with every move, every straining whirl of their bodies, he gained an inch nearer the open door. He fought like an animal, sinking his teeth Into Shelby's flesh, and driving his knees into his body. It was silent, bitter fighting, every muscle strained to the utmost, and the squaw man won. They knocked over the bench, and crashed out through the partially open door, rolling down the single step Into the weeds. Laud landed on top, his fin gers still clutched on Shelby's throat the latter half unconscious. Crazed, maddened as he was, the one desire to escape overcame his eagerness to kill, and Indian Joe, cursing, struck once at the upturned face, leaped to his- feet and plunged into the sheltei of the weeds. Shelby, gasping pain fully for breath, scarcely yet fully realizing what had occurred, lay mo tionless but for the quivering of his limbs. Indeed, he had scarcely forced open his eyes when Olga was beside him. "You you are alive? He did not kill you?" He endeavored to smile, lifting him self upon one elbow. "No, no ; I am all right," he gasped. "The fellow got my throat, and I couldn't break his hold. The treach erous hound got me that time. I was a fool, and off my guard ; It. Is no fault of yours; I should have taken no chances with the dog. Where did he go?" "Down there, through the weeds to the creek; he had a horse down be low." . "And rode away?" "I think so ; I am not sure. I cared for nothing then but you; I thought perhaps he had killed you." Shelby struggled to his feet his strength returning, although he scarcely could swallow, and every word he uttered pained him. "That devil will be back; the Hole Is full of Indians. Our only chance Is to get away before he can gather a bunch of his kind together." "Get away? Where?" "Up the bluff; the place in which I hid last night But wait; my revol ver is inside the cabin." He started back, and Olga followed closely. Standing upon the step, and rooking down the valley, his head now above the level of the surrounding weeds, Shelby's teeth clinched tightly to keep back an oath, and his eyes darkened. "There's no time left," he said grim ly, pointing, "Laud has got his gang already; we're sure up against it now." Even as she stood beside him, straining her neck to see, the ca dence of a wild whoop came echoing to them from the distance; Laud and the Indians were coming across the flat riding straight for the cabin, and lashing their ponies' as they came. "Are are they after us?" she sobbed, grasping his arm, "are are you sure?" "No doubt of it ; that's Laud a lead In' 'em. Them Injuiis will do what ever he says. Come In quick; we got to fight It out here, I reckon there ain't much chance, but I'm likely to .get some o' that outfit. Hurry, Olga; there ain't no time to lose." He crashed the door shut, and flung the bar into place; then dragged for ward the heavy bench and braced It as best he could."" He had to feel along the floor to recover his lost weapon, and before he could straight en up again, the wild chorus of yells rang out close at hand, mingled with the sound of horses crashing reckless ly through the maze of weeds, almost to the very door. He was the fighting man now, cool and, -eager. He looked straight into her eyes. "You are not frightened, little girl?" "Oh, yes I am; but but I am not going to break down you you don't need to be afraid for me." "I'm not; I know the real thing when I see it You'll stay till h 1 freezes over. Only see here first do you know who these devils are out there?" "SIpux Indians, ain't they?" "Ay, and the worst of the tribe outcasts, hell hounds, and the white man with em Is no better. There ain't goln' to be no mercy in this fight Whatever happens, don t you let em take you. Maybe they'll get me first, but if they do, you keep a 6hot in your gun. You know what I mean?" The lines about her mouth hard ened; there was a semblance of the old sullen look in her eyes. "I know, Tom Shelby," she said steadily. "Dad Calkins used to tell mp that before I ever met you. I ain't coin' to be made prisoner." He gulped in his throat, his Hps eriui and hard-set "Mvh von'd shake hands?" he asked doubtfully. "Seems to me I'd rather like it if you did." "Of course I will," and she thrust out both hands to him In sudden eager ness. "Why shouldn't I, Tom Shelby? I like you." In the darkness she could scarcely see his face, but she felt the grip of his fingers and caught the eager tre mor In his voice. "I sure am glad you said that," he admitted, as helpless to express him self as a child. "I sorter wanted you to for for a long while. H 1 ! That's Laud out there now." He stepped over beside the door, whipping both revolvers from his belt and holdiner one in each hand. A small. round hole ha wen dug through the adobe plaster between the logs and he bent down with his eye to the opening. A tall, rangy white man, with a dirty skin and scraggllng red beard was nearest at hand ; and beyond him crouched an Indian naked to the waist, his face blackened and chest disfig ured with gaudy paint There were others behind these scattered out In fan shape, but he could only make them out indefinitely. Laud stood so close to the door his face could not be seen, but he held a rifle in his hands, pounding with the stock on the wood, as he angrily demanded admit tance. "Come on out of there, yer big fool," he roared, maddened by the silence, "We saw yer go back inside an we've got yer this time. . Come on, now; I won't ask you again 1" "On what terms?" Shelby asked this more to prolong delay than anything else. The fel lows knew they were there, and it was useless to pretend otherwise. "Terms h I!" and Indian Joe burst out Into a loud laugh. "Hear the cock crow, Hanley. We'll make terms when we get hands on yer, yer His Finger Still Clutched on Shelby's Throat darn sneaking spy. Only Til say this : yer'll get It harder if yer hang on after we do get yer1 an', by God! we'll get yer, sooner or later." "We'll take chances. Laud, and the fun Is not going to be all on one side." "It won't hey I So yer goin' ter fight? All right; but there's more o' this outfit comin', an' yer a blamed Idiot ; If we can get yer no other way I reckon we can burn yer out Come on, now ; save time and and open up I" He struck hard and angrily with his gunstock, but the stout wood held. Shelby made no answer, again bending low and peering out through the nar row opening. The obstinate silence must have maddened the fellow, for he suddenly reversed his weapon and fired. The ball crashed through the wood, leaving a jagged hole, and Im bedded itself In the solid log of back wall. Before the snvoke blew away Shelby replied, sighting out through the small aperture, determined to make every shot count. The near est white man flung up his arm which dripped blood, grabbed It and ran the crouching Indian behind, crura pled up as though crushed by some sudden weight and never moved. Laud sprang backward, startled by th swift response from within, the smoke swirling up between his fingers, and Shelby let drive. Whether the speed ing bullet struck or missed he never knew, but the squaw-man gave one startled leap Into the concealment of róme on Out of There, Yer Big Fool the weeds, fell headlong, and then went scrambling down to the bank of the stream. It was all so swiftly ac compllshed as to seem like a flashlight picture. When the smoke cloud rolled away not a figure was to be seen. Shelby stood up, grimly smiling, and replaced the cartridges in his weapon The end was not yet, but he had taught them a lesson in caution. For a moment, blinded by gazing out Into the sunlight, he could see noth lng clearly about him, not even the figure of Olga. "Where are you?" he asked. "Here, by the other door. What has happened?" He laughed, put at ease by the quick response of her voice. "Oh, I took pot shot ouf through a hole in the . wall. I thought we might as well start the ball; Joe was getting so gay. Touched up two of them TTow they'll go back and talk It over." "Sure ; the Indians will be for wait ing till night an' that ain't far off. What are you doing down there?" There was a note of startled sur prise in her voice. "Why, this Is strange! I I hadn't noticed before; I was too frightened, perhaps but, come quick ; Macklin' body is not here! It it Is gone!" (TO BE CONTINUED.) REVERE'S BELL PRESERVED Still Hangs in King's Chapel in Bostor Was Man of Many Accom plishments. In the belfry of King's Chapel built when Boston was in its infancy still hangs a bell which was cast by Paul Revere. It was his 161st bell Besides being a bell caster, Revere was also an engraver, a goldsmith and a dentist. Rising above the modest houses in the Italian district on Hull street is the old Nortli church, from which Revere received his signal previous to his famous midnight ride. Christ church, the Second Eplscopa church of Boston, is situated in the north end, and is an offshoot of King' Chapel. Its spire, designed and bull' in 1723, has served as a landmark tc guide ships into the harbor. In 1804 this spire was blown down by a great gale, and was shortened by sixteen feet The chime of bells now silent, which hangs in the tower was made In 1774, in the foundry of Abel Ruddall, of Gloucester, England Each bell has engraved upon it an in scription denoting Its history. The bells were supposed to possess tin power to dispel evil spirits. Detroit News. She Had a Remedy. The young mother was worried ovei her youngster. "Sometimes I thint thei"! Is something the matter with hit ears," she said, "for ne does not an swer me when I speak fo him ; anc often he doesn't seem to understand that Tve given him any directions. wonder if I should take him to an eai specialist." The mother of four grinned. Tvi found just such deafness among mj children," she said, "but I didn't lei It worry me any." "What did you do for it?" Inquired the young mother, anxiously. "Why, I Just spanked 'em al! around," was the reply, "and thej heard beautifully for several months after that." Springfield Union. "French Leave." The familiar expression "to take French leave" arose In the early part of the Eighteenth century, through certain guests In the salons of France, not aware of the higher acts oí courtesy, leaving without saying good by to the host or hostess. The prac tice spread to society in other coun tries. Therefore, if a man left with out saying good-by to his host it was said he took "French leave." Quite So. He Darn those cheap stockings. She Yes, -that might mend matters -Baltimore American. MEANS BIG CROP Wheat in Western Canada Has Excellent Start. Germination, in the Rich Soil of That Country, Is Speedy Farmers on Road to Wealth. It was on the 18th of May that tne writer received a letter from a friend in Western Canada dated the 10th of the same month. Information was conveyed in the letter that its author had traveled over a considerable por tion of Western Canada, lie hud cov ered most of the settled portions, and from those he had not covered he had secured information that amplified his own observations of conditions throughout all the vast area of that country. He found seeding of wheat practically completed, and placed In a bed of earth that was in a condition that warranted speedy and healthy germination. This was borne out by evidence that he was a witness of wheat that had been In the ground four days that was already breaking through, and that which had been seeded for a week was well above the ground, the field being as green as a new pasture plot Everywhere this condition existed. It will be pleasing information for those who have friends In Western Canada In any part of It, no matter where they may be to learn that conditions have opened up In such a splendid way, and be advised that the prospects were lever brighter than now. When it ec'omes known that conditions are so latisfactory, many who were waiting, mcertain what to do In the matter of noving, will doubtless now come to a decision. With the opening of thou sands of homesteads, which took place en the 1st of May, there was a rush to take advantage of the opportunity to secure 100 ucres of excellent laud free, within speaking distance of a railroad. The low railway rates granted by means of a certificate Is sued by Canadian government agents, located at different points in the States, make it possible to make trip of inspection at small cost Oat and barley farming are branches that add considerable to the wealth of the farmer who desires to make money quickly. That these grains can be grown so successfully, and easily, makes it possible to go into other branches of farming industry, that give stability to it, wherever they are carried on. They are dairying and cuttle-raising. There is an excellent market for the product and the cli mate aids materially in assisting it, while the native grasses, as well as cultivated varieties, bring the cost of production to a much lower figure than s possible on lands that are much higher In price, with no better yield lng qualities. Then, again. It is amply shown that fodder corn can be grown with great success, and that sunflow ers, which it has been fully proven are little behind, if any, in food quali ty, thrive wonderfully. In fact, these to fodders. In addition to which may be added that of alfalfa and sweet clover, In which Western Canada farmers are well apace with growers elsewhere, have brought about a pe riod of silo-building which promises to eclipse any effort In this line made anywhere on the continent. In Mani toba alone, one firm is building two hundred this year. In Saskatchewan, many orders have been placed ; Jn one small district In Alberta, where fifty were erected last year, another fifty will be built this summer. That there will be a thousand silos erected in the three provinces this year seems to be a conservative estimate. To the farm er in the States, who knows the ad vantage of the silos, who is interested in the fodder to be grown to fill them, what does this mean? Advertisement Disinterestedness. "Are you sure that your career has been distinguished by unselfishness?' 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Millicent Hart Co.. 721 15th St. IIOIIM-A1.1.EN JEWELRY CO. Dia monds, watches, silverware. Out town orders careful attention Est. 1873. U. S. Tanks to Aid Pueblo. Pueblo, Colo. Battle tanks win be used In the Pueblo sector shortly. Eight 8-ton giants, armed with one pounders, have been sent to this city from Fort Meade, Md., according to an announcement by MaJ. J. E. Moorhead, private secretary of Governor Shoup. The tanks will be used to batter down cracked walls, to clear debris and to do other heavy work. Oil Tank Bursts. Salt Lake City, Utah. Two known dead, the probability of at least six others dead in the debris, more than twenty-five injured, manx others unac counted for, and a propVrty loss of nearly $1,000,000, was the toll of the fire at the plant of the Utah Oil Be fining Company when a bolt of light ning struck a tank containing 1,000, 000 gallons of gasoline distillate. Value of Utilities Drops $191,790. Denver. Colorado public utilities, telephone and telegraph companies, railroads and private street car lines will pay taxes on $191,700 less than In 1920. This fact Is revealed In the an nual assessment roll made public by the State Tax Commission here. The 1920 valuation fixed by the commission totalled $227.454.190, while the 1921 valuation Is $227,202,400. The decrease is occasioned by the low earnings of the railroads and various public utilities. ' Low earning capacity of the Mis souri Pacific resulted In a decrease of $230,000 In Its assessment, while ap proximately $200,000 was taken off the Rio Grande Southern. The valuation of the Denver & Bio Grande, which Is the largest in the state, was left at $41,888,800. The second largest as sessment is against the Colorado & Southern, which was left unchanged at $23,981,720. No changes were made In the Santa FÓ, Burlington or Union Pacific railroads. Among the railroads $400,000 was lopped off the Bock Island. The reason for this was said to be the fact that certain property was assessed last year upon which the railroad was not compelled to pay taxes. An increase of $79,000 was made In the assessment of the American Rail way Express Company and private car lines were increased $80,000. The Pullman Company will pay taxes on $1,101,000, the same as In 1920. A $200,000 ascsessment was made in the assessment of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company, while the Western Union Telegraph Company'h holdings In the state are valued at $2,092,130, an Increase of about $30,000. The holdings of the Denver Tram way Company have decreased a total of $406,940 since 1920, while the prop erty value of the Denver Gas and Electric Light Company has Increased since the last valuation exactly $1,1 S3, -150. A decrease also was made in tbe valuation of the Colorado Power Com pany. The 1921 valuation is placea at $5,602,400, compared with $5,963,330 In 1920. Bank to Pay Expenses of Witnesses. New York. The National City Bank has agreed to pay transportation and expenses for witnesses who will testi fy against them in the suit brought by Miss Amanda B. Byrd, authoress and bond saleswoman, for $125,000 damages. The woman alleged she was cruelly treated by bank' officials, who took her against her will to a hospital where she was held for mental exam- inatlon. Miss Byrd complained at the trial that she was unable to bring her witnesses to New York. Comrades Drown Man in Ohio River. Cairo, HI. Joseph Noble of St. Louis, a naval reservist on a United States submarine chaser, was drowned the Ohio river. According to Ar thur D. Green, a traveling salesman. Noble was thrown Into the water by two other sailors. Green, who wit nessed the drowning, declared that the sailors threw Noble overboard in spite of his protestations that be could not swim and would drown. Noble, he said, sank immediately upon striking the water.