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CGE GIX WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1920 I V "SSHy Box Wortlty & Frencn, Belding, Mich, I Belding Market g Quotation, Butter fat 65 Butter : .45 Eggs 50 Al EATS Hogs, alive ...... 12-12 Hogs, dressed ...... 15-18 Beef, alive ..6-10 Veal Calves, alive 12 -15 Lambs, alive 12 GRAIN PRICES PAID FARMERS Wheat, No. 1, red 2.30 Wheat, No. 2, white 2.27 Rye .. w 1.30 Oats 90 Bean3 G.00 to G.25 Potatoes, per cwt. .... 3.25 HAY AND STRAW Timothy hay, baled, per cwt ..1.70 FEEDS RETAIL Bran, per cwt 2.50 Middlings, per cwt? 3.00 Cracked Corn, per cwt .4.00 Cornmeal, per cwt 3.85 Corn and Oats, per cwt 3.C5 Ground Oats, per cwt 2.80 Church of Christ Notes A fine congregation last Lord's day. Will speak next two Sundays on chart, subject "The church, its mem bers, officers and their duties." All are invited to attend. Next Monday evening a social by C. E., we invite your cooperation here too. m -p.- r THE COW PUNCHER i 1 ;i tj ROBERT J. 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Mrs. Hardy outlined her life history with considerable detail and ended with the confession that the West was not as bad as she had feared and. anyway, it was a case of living here or dying else where, so she would have to make the best of It. And here they were. And might they pee a house? Conward appeared to be reflecting. As a matter of fact, he saw In this In experienced buyer an opportunity, to reduce his holdings In anticipation of the Impending crash. Ills difficulty was that be had no key to the finan cial resources of his visitors. The only thing was to throw out a feeler, "You are wanting a nice home, I take It, that can be bought at a favor able price for cash. You would con sider an Investment of, say " He paused, and Mrs. Hardy supplied the Information for which he was waiting. "About twenty-five thousand dollars," she said. "We can hardly Invest that much," Irene interrupted. Ip a whisper. "We must have something to live on." "People here live on the profits of their Investments, do they not, Mr. Conward?" Mrs. Hardy Inquired. "Oh, certainly," Conward agreed, and he plunged into a mass of Inci dents to show how profitable Invest ments had been to other clients of the firm. Then his mood of deliberation gave way to one of briskness; he sum moned a car, and In a few minutes his clients were looking over the property which he. had recommended. Mrs. Hardy was an amateurish buyer, her tendency being alternately to excess of caution on one side and reckless ness on the other. Conward's manner pleased her; the house he- showed pleased her, and she was eager to have It over with. But he was too shrewd to appear to encourage a hasty deci sion. 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Your health may de mand, other expenditures" "My health was never better," Mrs. Hardy Interrupted. "And I'm not going to miss a chance like this, health or no health. You have heard Mr, Conward tell how many people have grown wealthy buying property and selling It again. And I Mill sell It again when I get my price." x "It Is as your mother says,"-Conward Interjected. "There are very rapid increases In value. I would not be surprised If you should be offered an advance of tea thousand dollars on this place before fall." ' "There must be an end somewhere," Irene murmured, rather weakly. Hut her mother1 was writing a chock. "I shall give you five thousand dollars ''There Must Be an End Somewhere," Irene Murmured, Rather Weakly. now," she said, "and the balance when you Rive me the deed, or whatever It Is. That Is the proper way, lsnt It?" "Well, it's done." said Irene with an uneasy laugh which lier excitement pitched a little higher than she had Intended. In an adjoining room Dave Elden heard that laugh, and It stirred some remembrance In him. Instantly he connected it with Irene Hardy. The truth was Irene Hardy had been in the background of his mind during every waking hour since Bert Mor rison had dropped her bombshell upon him. And now that voice Dave had no plan. He , simply walked into Conward's office. His eye took In the little group and the mind behind caught something of Its por tent. Irene's beauty I What a quick ening of the pulses was Ills as he saw In this splendid woman the girl who had stirred and returned his youthful passion! But Dave had poise. He walked straight to Irene. "I heard your voice," he said. In quiet tones that gave no hint of the emotion beneath. "I am very glad to see you again." He trok the hand which she extended. In a firm, warm grasp; there was nothing In it, as Irene protested to herself, that was more than firm and warm, but It set her finger tips a-tlngllng. "My mother, Mr. Elden," she man aged to say, and she hoped her voice was as well controlled as his had been. Mrs. Hardy looked on the clean-built young man with the dark eyes and the brown, smooth face, but the name sug gested nothing. "You remember," Irene went on. "I told you of .Mr. El den. It was at his ranch we stayed when father was hurt." "But I thought ho was a cow punch er!" exclaimed Mrs. Hardy. Times change quickly in the West, madam," sa!d Dave. "Most of our business men at least, those bred in the country have thrown n laso In their day. You should hear them brag of their steer-roping yet In the Ranch men's club." Irene's eyes danced. Dave had al ready turned the tables; where her mother had Implied contempt he had set up a nore of pride. "Oh, I suppose," said "her mother, for lack of a better answer. "Every thing is ko absurd in the West. But you were good to my daughter, and to lMor, dear Andrew. If only he had been spared. Women are so unused to these business responsibilities, Mr. Conward. It is fortunate there are few reliable firms upon which we can lean In our Inexperience." "Mother has bought a house," Irene explained to Dave. "We thought this was a safe place to come" A look on Elden's face caused her to pause. "Why, what U wrong?" she said. Dave looked at Conward, at Mrs. Hardy, and at Irene. He was Instant ly aware that Conward had "stung" them. It was common knowledge In Inside circles that the bottom was going out. The firm of Conward & Elden had been scurrying for cover, as quietly and secretly as possible, to avoid alarming the public, but scurry ing for cover, nevertheless. And Dave had acquiesced' In that policy. His position was extremely difficult. "I don't think I would be In a hurry to buy," he said, slowly turning his eyes on his partner. "You would per haps be wiser to rent n home for a while. Bents are becoming easier." "But I have bought," said Mrs. Hardy, and there was, triumph rather than regret in her voice. "I have paid my deposit." "It Is the policy of this firm." Elden continued, "not to force or take ad vantage of hurriod decisions. The fact that you have already made a deposit does not alter that policy. I think I may speak for my partner and the firm when I say that your deposit will be held to your credit for thirty days, during which time it will constitute an option on the property which you have selected. If, at the end of that time, you are still of your present mind, the transaction can go through as now planned; and If you have changed your mind your deposit will be re turned." Conward .shifted under Dave's direct eye. He preferred to look at Mrs. Hardy. "What Mr. Elden has told you about the policy of the farm Is quite true," he managed to say. "But, as it happens, this transaction Is not with Conward & Elden, butNw!th me personally. I find it necessary to dis pose of the property which I have Just sold to you at such an exceptional price" he was looking at Mrs. Hardy "and naturally I cannot run a chance of having my plans overturned by any possible change of mind on your part." "I am entirely satisfied," said Mrs. Hardy. "The fact that Mr. Elden wants to get the property back makes me more satisfied," she added, with the peculiarly irritating laugh of a woman who thinks she Is extraordi narily shrewd and Is only very silly. "The agreement Is signed?" said Dave. He walked to the desk and picked up the documents, and the check that lay upon them. His eye ran down the familiar contract. 'tThis agreement Is in the name of Conward & Elden," he said. "This check' Is payable to Conward & Elden." Conward's livid face had become white, and It was with difficulty he controlled his anger. They are all printed that way," he explained. "I am going to have them Indorsed over to me." "You are not," said Dave. "You are charging this woman twenty-five thou sand dollars for a house that won't bring ten thousand. The firm of Con ward & Elden will have nothing to do with that transaction. It won't even Indorse it over." A fire was burning In the grate. Dave walked" to It and very slowly and deliberately thrust the agreement Into the flame. "Well, If that doesn't beat all !" Mrs. Hardy ejaculated. "Are all cow punchers so discourteous?" "I mean no discourtesy," said Dave. "If my behavior has seemed abrupt, I assure you I have only sought to serve Doctor Hardy's widow and his daugh ter." "It Is a peculiar service," Mrs. Har dy answered, curtly. "I tan only apologize for my part ner's behavior," said Conward. "It need not, however, affect the transaction in the slightest degree. A new agreement will be drawn at once an agreement In which the firm of Conward & Elden will ne t be concerned." "That f will be more satisfactory," said Mrs. Hardy. She intended the re mark for Dave's ears, but he had moved to a corner of the room and was conversing in low tones with Irene. "I am sorry I had to make your mother's acquaintance under circum stances which, I fear, she will not even try to understand," he had said to Irene. k "Oil, Dave Mr. Elden, I mean that is you don't know how proud you CASTOR IA For Infants amhChlldren In Uco For Over 30 Years At first signs of a cold or grip take OTES TOILETS GUARANTEED Always bears the "iVnature of 9 don't know how much of a man you made me feel you are." She was flushed and excited. "Perhaps I shouldn't talk like this. Perhaps " "It all depends on one thing," Dave Interrupted. "What is that?" i "It all depends on whether we are ; Miss Hardy and Mr. Elden or whether we are still Beenle and Dave." "Are All Cow Punchers So Discour teous?" Her bright eyes had fallen to the floor and he could see the tremor of her fingers as they rested on the back of a chair. She did not answer him directly. But in a moment she spoke. "Mother will buy the house from Mr. Conward," she said. "She Is like that. And when we are settled you will come and see me, won't you Dave?" Wei 'Armed! When company comes there is no time to waste no chances to be taken so mother sees that there is al ways a can of ALUESET D Aid HQ POUDEll on hand. Cakes, pies, doughnuts. muffins and all good things to eat must be dressed up in their best taste and looks. Then, too, her reputa Mion as a cook must be upheld and she "stakes" it on Calumet ctrry time. Shcknowsit will not disappoint her. Order a can and have the "company" kind of bakings every day. Calumet contains only such ingredients as have been rtp-roved oflicially by the U. S. Food Authorities. r 1 Yon tare wlea yea bay it. I Yoa tare when 70a use it. When the Hardy had gone Conward turned to Elden. "We had better try and find out where we stand," he said, trying to fp-nk dispassionately but there was a tremor In his voice. t"I agree," returned Elden, who had no desire to evade the issue. "Do you consider It fair to select Inexperi enced women for your victims?" Conward made a deprecating ges ture. "There 1 nothing to be gained by quarreling, Dave," he said. "Let us get at the facts. When we have agreed as to facts, then we may agree an to procedure." "Shoot," said Dave. He stood with his shoulder toward Conward, watch ing the dusk settling about the foothill Cltr (TO BE CCNTIXUi:i. TIME TABLE Corrected Jan. 1, 1920 Ionia to Howard City - 6:49 a.m. Grand Rapids to Saginaw - 7:56 a.m. Saginaw to G. It. - - - - 10:15 a.m. Howard C. to Ionia & Det- 11:23 a.m. Howard City to D troit - 4:03 p.m. Ionia to Howard C;ty - - 5:40 p.m. G. R. to Sajr'naw, daily tr. 6:44 p, m, Saginaw to G. R.. daily tr. 8:08 p, m, 1 1 HatWqfaar(MtntUW Wortley & French, druggist mu;::gR:guu::ii::::;ii;n: fniiitiiiH 0 Qo 40 acre farm, south of Orleans, black loam soil, 8 room modern semi bungalow, hardwood finish, plate and French doors, basement under all, furnace heat. 104 acre farm in Kerit County, west of Belding, good buildings, good water supply, fine pasture and the vpr best of soil. Let us show you the crops now growing $n this land. It is a fine dairy, stock or general farm. 80 acre farm in Cannon township, near the village of Cannonsburg, clay loam soil, farm house in excellent, condition, good full basement barn and silo. Owner is prepared to take small payment and will give any reason able terms on balance. i 120 acre farm half mile from Smyrna, with good house and barn and out buildings, gqod pasture lots, ex cellent farming ground, can sell now with owner's share -of crops on the ground. 39 acres of the best farming land in Michigan, south east of Belding, will sell at a bargain. 80 acre farm at Cooks Corners, all level land .excell ent location, house, barn and out buildings. Price very attractive. 80 acres on Ionia road, 1 miles east of Belding. Good 8 room house, milk house and ice house combined. Fine farm fitted for 20 cows. Large silo. Soil, rich loam, Can make liberal terms. 113 acre farm home 2 miles east of Belding, on Ionia road. Barn, grainery, out buildings, fine farm house and tenant house. 174 acres in Easton Township, directly south of Green corners. Gravel road, soil is moderately heavy, being clay and clay loam, 2 houses, 2 barns, considerable seeding, plenty of timber for home use. 100 acres at Smyrna. Good house and barn, location best, near school, depot just a few rods. 80 acres, 14 mile south west of Belding. Good 8 room house in excellent condition, large hip-roof barn with straw, barn attached. Basement under all. Some fall sown grain. Part cash, balance your time. CITY HOMES 8 room house on the corner of Pleasant and Ann Sts. Furnace, bath and sewer connections, electric lights, gas city water. Good barn on lot that can be changed into a dwelling. Price only $2400. i 8 room house on Merrick avenue, excellent condition. New Holland furnace, full basement, electric lights, gas and city water. New garage on lot, $1900. Good pay ment down, balance terms. 8 room house on W. Center street. New furnace, bath sewer connections, gas and elctric lights. $1400.00 8 room house on S. Bridge street. New Holland fur nace, sewer connections, gas, electric lights. $2200.00. 8 room dwelling on corner Masonic Ave. and LeRoy street. Oak finish, good cellar. Good barn on lot $15C Eight hoom house on Front street, near in, large sha dy lot, electric lights, gas, sewer connections, worth sev eral hundred dollars more than the asking price. Seven room house on Broas street, with sewer con nections, gas, water, lights, oak finish, near in location Much cheaper than it canbe built. Eight room house on "the corner of Pearl and Center streets, oak finish, gas, sewer,. lights, large porch, plenty of shade. Eight hoom house on Pearl, between Center and Lib erty streets, complete bathroom, large beautiful lot, large rooms with plenty of light. See Us For Bargains in Farm and City Property. W. E. LITTLE MANAGER REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT. 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