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THE BELDING, MICHIGAN, BANNER-NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1921 Ma SngnoMcfflmc iallty GF highest significance to the motorist is the fact that during those times when the demands for gasoline have been so great as to threaten pos'tive fam ines, Red Crown, the high grade motor gasoline manufactured by the Standard Oil Company(Indiana), maintained its standard of quality in the face of every difficulty. Impartial tests made on authority of the Gov ernment proved Red Crown surpassed the speci fications set by the Government for its require ments of mo'or gasoline. 1 hese facts ii d cate the ideals of service which animate the activi ties of the Stands d Oil Company (Indiana) in every department of it3 business. To maintain the quality of a product when the demand is normal is a general practice. It is when demand is pressing and the Mipply is low that insistence upon maintained qua:ity is a true, measure of a manufacturer's integrity. To maintain the qrality of each product at. the point ret hv the technical staff is an outstanding characteristic of the Standard Oil Company (Indiana). Red Crown is a good example. Another is Fortnite long time burner oil. This product is used in railway bi?nal lamps. These signals are often located at points remote from . human habitation. FoY public safety their un interrupted service is oi Lie utmost importance. It is essential that the oil shall burn with ,a clear, bright flame for days at a time without attention. During the blizzard of January, 1918, lamps filled with Fortnite, located high up in- the Rocky Mountains, burned night and day during the ten days that traffic was tied up, and at the end of that period they were giving perfect service. It is only by multiplying such records of quality and integrity of manufacture over a long period of years that the reader can grasp the degree of ,' public confidence enjoyed by Standard Oil Company (Indiana). Standard Oil Company (Indiana) 910 So. Michigan Ave., Chicago 2436 THINK OF Henry Smith Floral Co. Grand Rapids, Michigan When you want flowers for any purpose Largest and best equipped floral establishment in Western Michigan Store on corner of Monroe and Division' Ave. Store Phones ' Bell, 171 Citizen. 5171 Farm Phones Bell 681 Citizeu. 6251 WW 2S5e OF TJftBZ C0PY6Vr. LITTLE. A& COM'Pmr. - nil i .1. J SMI J Hi ILU'lilllil tmmmm Sgg Us For Roal EsiQiG We have some very good offerings including the Thos. Bracken house and two lots on Hambrook street. The Bassett property on Peck's Hill, good house, barn sheds, 5 lots, Cheap. The C. C. Briggs home on West Main street, a fine home for someone. The John Lewis house and lot on Ioniae street. The Chas. Decker place, good house (new) garage, 2 lots. Herron addition. The LeRoy Brown Home on Merrick Avenue. Seyeral other good houses in the city, also some real bargains in farms, from 2 acres to 200 acres. See us for used cars. We have several including Buick Overland, Fords, 1 1-Ton Nash truck complete. Cheap. B. W. HEWITT Licensed Salesman M With the Ullo Lf i iiniHitH:uuiu!?n:innintHtiwwm "'You know they nrenft," Lennox an swered. "Not even the house hejond the North Fork, even if we couM get across. The nearest help I over sev enty miles." "And Snowbird, think! Haven't any supplies been left In the ranker sta tion?' "Not one thin." the t'irl told him. "You know Cranston and his crowd robl-ed the plaee last winter. And the trlrplione lines were disconnected when the rangers left." "Then the only way is for me to stay here. You can take the pistol, and you'll have a fair chance of t tiny: through. I'll jrruh wood for our camp meanwhile, and you can hritm help." "And If the wolves come, or if help didn't come In time," Lennox wbis p'ered. passfon-dra wn for the first time, 'iio would pay what we owe to Oranston?" "Hut her life counts first of all." "I know it h s but mine dot sn't oiint at all. I.elieve me, you two. I'm speaking from my own desires when I say I don't want to make the fight. Snowbird would never make It through alone. There are the wolves, and maybe Cranston too the worst wolf of all. A woman can't mush across those ridges four davs without food, without some one who loves her 4ind forces her on! Neither can she stay here with . me and try to make green branches burn in a fire. Site's got three little pistol balls and we'd all die for a whim. Oh. please, pl ea so " I'.ut Dan leaped for his hand with glowing eyes. "Listen, man!" he cried. "I know another way yef. I know more than one way; but one. If we've got the strength. I almost sure. There Is an ax in the kitchen, and the blade will still be good." "Likely dulled with the fiio " "I'll cut a limb with my jnck knife for the handle. Thore will be nails In the ashes, plenty of them. We'll make a rude sledge, and we'll uef yon out too." Ltnnox seemed to be studying his wasted hands. "It's a chance, but If Isn't worth it." he said at last. "You'll have fight enough without tugging at a heavy sled. It will Jake all night to bull d It. and It would cut down your chances of getting out by pretty near half. Remember the ridges, Dan" "Rut we'll climb every ridge be sides. Its a slow, down grade most of the way. Snowbird tell htm he must do It." Snowbird told him, overpowering him with her enthusiasm. And Dan shook his shoulders with rough hands. "You're hurting, boy!" Lennox warned. "I'm a bag of broken bones." "I'll tote you down there If I have to tie you In." Dan Failing replied. "Refore. I've bowed to your will; but this time you have to bow to mine. I'm not going to let you stay here and die, no matter if you beg on your knees! It's the test and I'm going to bring you through. He meant what he said. If .mortal strength and sinew could survive such a test, he would succeed. There was nothing In these words to suggest the physical weakling that both of them had known a few months before. The ejes were earnest, the dark face In tent, the determined voice did not waver at nil. "Dan Failing speaks!" Lennox re plied with glowing eyes. He was re calling another Dan Falling of the dead years, a boyhood hero, and his remembered voice had never been more determined, more masterful than this he had Just heard. "And Cranston didn't get his pur pose, after all." To prove his words, Dan thrust his hand Into his Inner coat pocket. He drew forth a little, flat package, half as thick as a pack of cards. He held It up for them to see. "The thing Rort Cranston burned the house down o destroy," he ex plained. "I'm learning to know this mountain breed, Lennox. I kept It In my pocket where I could fight for It, at any minute.", Cranston had been mistaken, after all, In thinking that In fear of himself Dan would be nfrald to keep the packet on his person, and would crav enly conceal It In the house, lie would have been even more surprised to know that Dan had lived In constant hope of meeting Cranston on the ridges, showing him what It contained, and fighting him for It, hands to hnnds. And even yet, perhaps the day would come when Cranston would know at last that Snowbird's words, after the fight of long ago, were true. The twilight wn falling over the snow, so Snowbird and Dan turned to the toll of building a sled. The snow was steel-gray In the moonlight when the little party made their start down the long trail. Their preparations, simple and crude as they were, had taken, hours of ceaselejn labor on the "part iff "the three. . The ax. Its edge dulled by the flame and Its handle burned away, had been Cooled In the snow, and with one sound arm. Lennox bad driven the hot nails that Snowbird gathered from the ashes of one of the outbuildings. The embers of the house Itself still glowed red In the darkness. Dan had cut the green limbs of the trees and planed them with his ax. The sled had been completed, handle" attached for pushing It. and a piece of fence wire fastened with nails as a rope to pull it. Tin warm mackinaws of both of them as well as tic one blanket that Lennox had saved the lire were wrapped about tl frontiersman's waited body Dan and Snowbird hoping to keep warm by the exercisv of propelling the sled. Lx cept for the dull ax and the half empty pistol, their only equipment was a single cU-invd pot for melting mow that Dan had recovered from the ashes of the kltrhen. SMOKY ROW Roswell Bliss and wife an.! Mrs. Bertha Peterson and ion,' James Pe terson and Chattie Crozier visited at Charlie Shepard's, in Lowell, on Thursday. 'Frank Zahm and wife and son and Hugh Converse anl wife and daugh ter, Frances Converse, visited Will Ridsdale and wife Sunday. Frances Witt visited Inez Chicker inpr, Sunday. Chattie Crozier called on Mrs. Stel la Onborn and Mrs. John Andrews on Tuesday. Mrs. Kay Towell and Mrs. Joe Zahm visited in Keene Tuesday. ' , The Social Band met at the home of Mr. Emory Chickering and wife, May 15. 2G were present and all luul a good time and the next meeting will be on June ,5 at the home of Roy Taylor and wife. Al. Knee, of Lowell, has been vis iting" for a few days during the past week at the home of Lewis Seeley and family. Mrs. Will Ridsdale visited Chattie Cozier, Monday afternoon. Mr. Jerome, Hicks is calling on old friends ani Sunday attended the meeting- at Emory Chickering's. A MERCILESS JUDGE The Smyrna Cemetery meeting held at the hall in Smyrna, May 10 was quite wen attended, rroceeds were $17.05. Offcers elected were: Pes., ; Crozier. Bert Norton; 1st Vice Pres., Mary Davis; 2nd Vice Pres., Maggie Olds; Sec. Eva Hoppough; Treas., Chattie :i:u::::::;:::::u;:::nn:n:n:n::i:;::::::::;;::nn:nn:::n:ngnnnn::nn:g;:;nn:nn P. H. Maloney & Co. Grains, Beans and Potatoes. Wholesale and Retail Citizens Phone 164 Belding Michigan m x One Who Shows No. Favor A merciless judge is Father Time. liefore him the weak and the wanting po to the wall. Only the truth can stand. For years the following state- ; mcnt from a Beluing . resident has with stood this sternest of all tests. Lewis llonson, 909 S. Bridge St., I Bclding, gave . the following state- i mcnt, September 0, 191G: "A f ew from! Having nuuuje wun 1 , , i my kidneys and as I had known oth-1 OHI I ,U 1 1 V. ii.. l 1 , wa wiiu imu ui-i'u Keaiiy ueneiiieu i by Doan's Kidney Pills. I got a box ! at Connell s Drug store. My back had been aching severely through the small part and the kidney secretions were too frequent in passage. The use of a few boxes of Doan's Kidney Pills, however, cured me and I have not been bothered since. I think there is nothing like Doan's for kidney complaint and gladly advise their use to others." On July 8, 1920, Mr. Honson said: "The cure Doan's Kidney Pills made in my case has remained permanent I am always free in recommending them to others, for I know what Doan's are." COc, at all dealers. Foster-Millburn Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y. "The Thing Bert Cranston Burned the House Down to Destroy." The three had worked almost In silence. Words didn't help now, They wasted no sorely needed breath. But they did have one minute to talk when they got to the top of the little ridjre that 'had overlooked the house. "We'll travel mostly at night." Dan told them. "We can see In the snow, nmjby taking -our rest In the daytime, when the sun Is bright and warm, we can save our strength. We won't have to keep such big fires then and at night our exertion will keep us as warm as we can hope for. fiettlng up aP night to cut green wood with this dull ax In the snow would break us to pieces very soon, for remember that we haven't any food. I know how to build a fire even in the snow es pecially If I can find the dead, dry heart of a rotten log hut It Isn't any fun to keep It going with green wood. We don't want to have to spend any more of our strength stripping off wet bark and hacking at saplings than we can help; and that mealis we'd better do our resting In the heat of the day. After all. It's a fight against starva tion more than anything else." "Just think." the girl told them, re proaching herself, "If I had shot straight at that wolf today, we could have gone hack and got his body. It might have carried us through." Neither of the others as much as looked surprised at these amazing re grets over the lost, unsavory flesh of n wolf. They were up against reali ties, and they didn't mince words. Ian smiled at her gently, and his great shoulder leaned against . the traces. They moved through a dead world. The ever-present manifestations of wild life that had been such a delight to Dan In the summer and fall were quite lacking now. The snow was trackless. Once they thought they saw a snowshoe rabbit, a strange shadow on the snow, but he was too far away for Snowbird to risk a pis tol shot. The pound or two of flesh would be sorely needed before the Journey was over, but the pistol car tridges might be needed still more, she didn't let her mind rest on certain possibilities wherein they might he needed. Such thoughts stole the cour nge from the spirit, and courage was essential beyond all things else to bring them through. 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