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DAVE BECOMES WEALTHY.
Rynopsla. DnvM Kldrn, Hon of a
drunken, olilftlosa rum lim.in, ill
most it innvorlck or tliu foothills,
!h tironkliiK tiotllcK with tilt pistol
from lil.t runnltiK enyiuii when the
llrnt utitoiiinhllu ho Iiiih pvur seen
arrlvfH mill tips over, In unking tliu
lea of Doctor llurdy but not Injur
Ink IiIr liunutlfill dmiRliter Irene.
Pave tcHCiica tlio injured man nnd
lirlnKH a doctor from 40' miles
uwny. Ire.no mites cliurKu of the,
lioupcla'epliiff. Duvu unit Irene tiiko
tiiiuiy rldi'H (ouullicr nnd ilurlnK
her fntlior'H enforced stay they KCt
well iiciiimlntcil. They p.irt with u
IttHH nnd an Implied proialxc. D.ivc'a
fnthur dies and Dnvo boom to town
to Heck IiIr fortnnu. A man named
('onward tcai'hcH lilm IiIh llrnt ten
Ron In city ways. Dnvo lius a tin r
row escape. Is (IIbkiihIimI and turns
over a now leaf Kate lirltiKH lilm
Into contact with Melvln Duncan,
who sees tlio Inherent kooiI In ttie
tioy and welcomes him to IiIr home,
where ho moots IMIlli, hlit honl'n
pretty (laughter. Dave henitnes n
newspaper reporter and advances
rapidly to a position of responsi
CHAPTER VI Continued.
During tlio following days Dnvo liml
la keener iye tlinn ttsiml for evidences
!of "liiilti.stflnl development." He found
I them on every hand. Old properties,
'long considered unsalable, were cluing
Hub owners. Money moved easily;
'wages were stiffening; trndesmen
ivcrc In demtmd. There wns mnterliil
'for many Rood stories In his Invesllgu
'tlons. He began writing features on
the city's prosperity and prospects.
Tito rival paper did the same, and there
Iwus soon started between them a com
'petition of oj)tlmlsm. The great word
'became "boost." The virus was now
In the veins of the community, pulsing
I through every street nnd byway of the
little city. Dave marveled, and won
,'dcrcd how he bad failed to read these
signs until Conward hud laid their por
,tcnt hare before him. Hut ns yet It
;wn8 only bis news sense that respond
ed ; his delight In the strange nnd the
sensational, tie was not yet Inoculated
.with the poison of ensy wealth.
Ills nights were busy with his Inves
'.tlgntlons, but on Sunday, ns usunl, he
went out to the Duncans'. Mrs. Dun
can explained that IMIth bad gone to
.visit n girl friend In the country;
would be gone away for some time.
Dave felt a foolish annoyance that sho
Bhotild hnvc left town. Shu might nt
least have called him up. Why should
she call him up? Of course not? Still,
,'tbo town was very empty. He drove
xvUh Mrs. Duncan In the nfternoon,
nnd at night took n long wnlk by the
river. He bad a vague hut oppressive
sense of loneliness. He iad not real
'l.etl what part of bis life these Sunday
,afternoons with Kdlth bad come to be.
A few days later Conward strolled
In. with the Inevitable cigarette. He
Blanket! In silence until Dave complet
ed a story.
, "Good stuff you're giving us," he
commented,' when the article was fin
ished. "Hememher what I told you the
other day? It's Just like putting a
mntch to tinder. Now we're off."
Conward smoked a few minutes In
jBllcnce, but Dave could not fall to see
I the excitement under his calm exterior,
(lie had, as he said, decided to "sit" In
In the biggest game ever played. The
Intoxication of sudden wealth bad a!
'.ready fired his blood.
I He slipped a bill to Dave. "For your
! services In that little transaction," he
I Elden held the bill In bis fingers
(gingerly, as though It might carry In
fection, as In very truth It did. He
; realized that he stood at a turning
i point rtuit everything the future held
for him might rest on his present deci
sion. There remained In him not a lit
tle of the fine, stern honor of the
rnnclunnn of the open range; an honor
curious, sometimes terrible, In Its In
terpretation of right and wrong, but a
,"l Can'.t Take That Much," He Ex.
claimed. "It Isn't Fair."
line, htern honor nevertheless. And ho
Instinctively felt that to accept this
money would compromise him for
evermore. As he turned the bill In Ills
lingers he noticed that It was for one
hundred dollars. He thought It was
"1 can't take that much," lie ex
claimed, "It Isn't fair."
"Fair enough," said Conward, well
pMiM'tl i hat Dave should be liuprcsscd
li li - .vitemslty. "Kulr enough," tie
I I mTt
By Robert J.C.Stead
kitchener, and other poems
by Inrln Mytr
U-TUf U " ""
repeated. "It's Just ten per cent of
"You mean you made a thousand
dollars on that deal?"
"Kxactly that. And that w.lll look
like a peanut to what we are going to
make later on."
"Yes. Yon and me. We're going Into
"Hut I've nothing to Invest. I've
only u very little saved up."
"Invest that hundred."
Dave looked at Conward sharply.
Wits' he trilling? No, his eyes were
frank unit serious. '
"You mean It?"
("Of course. Now, I'll put you onto
something, and it's the biggest thing
that has been pulled off yet. There's
a section of land lying right against
the city limits that Is owned by a fel
low over In Knglnnd; remittance man
who fell heir to an estate and hail to
go borne to spend It. I am arranging
through u London odlco to offer him
ten dollars an acre, and I'll bet he
Jumps at It. I've arranged for the nec
essary credits, but there will be some
expenses for cables, etc., untl you can
put your hundred Into that. If we pull
It off and we will pull It off we start
up In business as Conward & Kitten,
or Kltlen & Conward, whichever
sounds better. Hoy, there's a fortune
"What do you figure It's worth?"
said Dave, trying to speak easily.
"Twenty-live dollars an acre?"
"Twenty-live dollars an acre!"
Conward .shouted. "Dave, newspaper
routine has killed your Imagination.
Twenty-live dollars an acrel Listen!
''The city boundaries are to be ex
tendedprobably will he by the time
this deal goes through. Then It Is city
property. A street-railway system Is
to be built, nnd we'll see that It runs
through our laud. We tuny have to
'grease' somebody, but It's a poor en
gineer that saves on grense. Then we'll
survey that section Into twenty-live-foot
lots and we'll sell thorn at two
hundred dollars each for those nearest
the city down to one hundred for those
farthest out average one hundred nnd
fifty total nine hundred nnd sixty
thousand dollars. Allow, say, sixty
thousand for grense and there Is still
nine hundred thousand, and that
doesn't count resale commissions.
Dave, It's good for n cool million."
Dave was doing rapid thinking. Sud
denly he faced Conward and their eyes
met. "Conward," he said, "you don't
neetl my little hundred to put this
over. Why do you let me In on It?"
Conward smiled nnd breathed easily.
There had been n moment of tension.
"Ob. that's simple," lie answered. "I
figure we'll travel well In double hnr
ness. I'm a good mixer I know peo
ple and I've got Ideas.- And you're
sound itnd honorable and people trust
"Thanks," said Dnve, dryly.
"That's right," Conward continued.
"We'll be a combination bard to beat."
Dnve bnd never felt sure of Con
ward. ami now he felt less sure than
ever. Hut the lust of ensy money wns
beginning to stir within lilm. The bill
In his hands represented more than
three weeks' wages. ConwnrtJ was
making money making money fast,
and surely here was an opportunity
such ns comes once In a lifetime.
"I'll go you," he said to Conward, nt
last. "I'll risk this hundred, and a
little more, If necessnry."
"Good," said Conward. springing to
bis feet and taking Dave's hnntl In n
warm grasp. "Now we're away. Hut
you better piny safe. Stick to your pny
check here until we pull the deal
through. There won't be much to do
until then, anyway, nnd you can help
more by guiding the pnper along right
"It sounds like n fnlry tale," Dave
demurred, ns though unwilling to cred
it the possibilities Conward had out
lined. "You're sure It can he done?"
"Done? Why, son, It has been done
In all the big centers In the States, and
at many a place thnt'll never he a cen
ter at all. And It will ho done here.
Dave, bigger tilings that you dare
dream of are looming tip right nhead."
David Kltlen smoked his nftcr-dlnner
cigar In his bachelor Quarters. The
years had been gootl to the firm of
Conward & Kltlen; good far buyout!
the wlldness of their first dreams. The
transaction of the section bought from
the Kngllsh absentee bad been but the
beginning of bigger and more daring
adventures. Conward, In that first
wild prophecy of bis, had spoken of a
city of a quarter of a million people;
already more lots had been sold than
could lie occupied by four times that
Dave bad often nsked himself where
It nil would end.
The Mrni of Conward & Kltlen hud
profited not the least In the wild years
of gain-getting. Their mahogany-finished
first-floor qunrters wore the last
word In olllco luxuriance. Conwnrd's
private room might with credit have
housed n premier or n president. ItH
purposo was to be Impressive rather
than to glvo any other service, as Con
wnrd spent little of his ttino there. On
Dnvo fell the responsibility of ofllco
management, nnd tils room was fitted
1 foi etUclcncy rather tbau luxury, It
commanded a view of the long general
office where n battery of stenographers
nnd clerks took care of the details of
the business of Conward & Kltlen. And
Dnve lind established, his ability as an
office malinger. Ills fairness, his fear
lessness, his Impartiality, his courtesy,
Ids even temper save on mre nnd ex
cusable occasions had won from tlio
staff a loyalty which Conward, with all
bis abilities ns n good mixer, could
never have commanded.
He bad prospered,' of course. Ills
statement to his banker ran Into seven
figures. Dave was still a young man.
not yet In his thirties; he wus rated a
millionaire; be had health, comeliness,
and personality; he coni'iianded the
respect of n wide circle of business
men, anil was regarded ns one of the
matrimonial prizes of the city; his
tiainu bad been discussed for public
olllce; he was u success.
And yet this night, as he sat In bin
comfortuble rooms nnd watched the
street lights come Muttering on ns twi
light silhouetted the .great hills to tlio
west, he was not so sure of his suc
cess. He wns called a success, yet In
the honesty of his own soul ho feared
the coin (lid not ring true. He felt
that the crude but honest conception
of the square deal which wns tlio one
valuable heritage of his childbed was
slipping nvwiy from him. Ho bail little
In common with Conward outside of
BBtsfsfMSa ( J,LM.
"It Would Be Mean to Put Over Any
thing Like That on a Man, and a
Qlrl Wouldn't Have Me."
their business relationship. He sus
pected the man vaguely, but had never
found tangible ground for his suspi
cion. He wns turning the matter over In
tils mind and wondering what the end
would bo, when a knock came at the
"Come," he said, switching on the
light. . . . "Ob, It's you, Bert! I'm
honored. Sit down."
Itobortn Morrison threw her coat
over n chair nnd snnk Into another.
Without speaking, sho extended her
shapely feet to "the fire, but When Its
soothing warmth had comforted her
limbs she looked up and said:
"Adam sure put It over on us, didn't
"SHU nursing that grievance over
your sex?" laughed Dave. "I thought
you would outgrow It."
"I don't blame lilm," continued the
girl, Ignoring his Interruption. "I nra
Just getting back from forty-seven
teas. Gabble, gabble, gabble. I don't
blame lilm. We deserve It."
"Then you have had nothing to
"Almost. Only Insignificant lndl
Dave pressed n button, nnd n Chi
nese boy (nil male Chinese ure boys)
"Bring something to cat. Go out for
It, nnd be quick. For two."
"You've had your dinner, surely?"
"Such n dinner nsn man eatsnlone,"
he answered. "Now for something
real. You stick to the pnper like the
Ink, don't you, Bert?"
"Can't lenvc It. I hate It and 1
love It. It's my poison nnd my medi
cine. Most of nil I hate the society
twaddle. And, of course, that's what
I have to do."
"Bert," Dnve snld, suddenly, "why
don't you get married?"
"Who, me?" Then she laughed. "If
would be mean to put over anything
like that on u man, and n girl wouldn't
"Well, then, why don't you buy some
real estate?" he continued, Jocularly.
"Kvery man should have some dissipa
tionsomething to make him forgot
his other troubles."
"A little Into In tlio meal for that
word, Isn't It? But the fact Is, I have
A look came Into his face which she
did not understand, "With whom?"
be demanded, almost peremptorily.
"With Conward & Kltlen," she an
swered, nnd the rogulshuess of her
voice suggested that her desplbod fem
ininity lay not fur from the surface,
"Were you about to he Jealous?"
"Why didn't you come to mo?"
She realized that be was lu deep
earnest. "I did," she answered can
didly. "At least, 1 asked for you, but
you were out of town, so Conward
tool; inii In hand and I followed his ad
vice." "Do you trust Conward?" he de
manded, almost fiercely.
"Well, he's good euough to be your
pnrtnor, Isn't he?"
The thrust hurt more thuu the
know. He hud his polso again.
Now we pick up Irene
(to uu contin'ubd,)
The smallest known bird Is a Cen
tral American humming bird tlrat 1
about as large as blue bottle fly.
TO WIN MILLION
Nicaraguan Found Living Like
Hermit After He Took
HUNT MAN TWO YEARS
Narclsco Arellano Confesses Daring
Attempt to Defraud American Com
panies Sought Million Risk
Companies Wrote Him Up
New York. An attempted life In
surance fraud Involving $'jrU,uOO.
which began with iippller.tlons "for
51. 000,000 Insurance from American
and Canadian life companies by Nar
clsco Arellano, member of one of the
oldest and most prominent families of
the republic of Nicaragua, who simu
lated suicide mitl concealed himself
for nearly two years In u hermit
mountain retreat until u New York
Investigator ferreted out his hiding
place, was- described by Insurance of
ficials recently. Itohert L. Barnes, nit
ex-army man of Washington, who
caught Arellano, has brought back a
written confession from Arellano, and
a story of his maii-huutlng trip In tliu
wilds of Nlcniagua that amazed In
In February, 1M7, scores of Insur
ance companies here and In Canada
received applications simultaneously
for lnrgo amounts of life risks on the
person of Narclsco Arellano, said A. J.
Plekford of the law department of
the Now York Life Insurance com
Such Investigation ns the different
companies made at that time showed
thnt Arellano bail been n merchant In
his native city, Grendn. Nicaragua.
Ills family connections wore nil prom
inent lu social or political life In the
Sought a Million.
nowever, the various Insurance
companies would not accept the ap
plications for the full amount asked
The numerous policies finally Issued
aggregated 5200.000, one-quarter of
the total sought. The policies were
made payable to bis wife and son and
to his estate. ,
Some months afterward reports
reached Insurance olllclnls tbat Arel
lnno hod disappeared. Then came
what purported to be official confirma
tion of bis death.
Mr. I'lckford went to Nicaragua to
Investigate, -ns proof of death wns
not convincing. There Mr. I'lckford
Living Like a Hermit
was told thnt Arellano had ethcr
committed suicide or hut! fallen from
a boat into Lnko Nicaragua.
"I was not Mitlsfled with what was
told me," snld Mr. Plekford. "and
what I bad learned through my own
initiative, and I advised that payment
on the policies bo withhold."
All of the cotnpnnles subsequently
pooled their Interests nnd sent Rob
ert L. Barnes to make further Inves
Found Living as a Hermit.
The denth of Arellnno wns reported
In November, 1017. Hnrnes worked
for months to find a truce of evidence
to disprove tlio Lnke Nicaragua re
port. A friend of Arellano, who had
been In tlio boat with him, Insisted
thnt Arellano had been drowned In
the lnke. But Barnes got a hint nnd
flnnlly some ntlmlsslons from this In
formant, which started him on the
trail thnt led to the finding of Arel
lano, living like n hermit In a remote
mountain section some distance from
Nlcnragun, cnpltal of the republic.
To save himself he mnde the writ
ten confession to Barnes.
Goldfish Pets Boost Fire Risk.
St. Louis. Houses where gn!lfth
nro kept In round bowls nenr windows
must pay nn Increased rate for fire In
surance. The new decision resulted
from n recent demonstration In St.
-Louis, showing that sun shining
'through n goldflsh bowl makes a mag
nificent lens powerful enough to set
fire to curtains and carpets.
"RETIRES" AT 75
"Frank Fores," After Serving 14
Prison Terms, Becomes an
Jefferson City,. Mo. After nn excit
ing career of burglary untl Jail break
Jlng which has netted lilm 5- years of
; prison sentences, of which bo spent 2
'years anil a month lu nctual confine
Jnient, "l-'rank Fores,", at the age of
Iseventy-flve, Is to settle down to npplo
i picking lu Maries county, MWsourl.
"Fores," which Isn't his real mime,
'.has Just been released from the Mis
souri state prison after serving his
'fourteenth "hitch" his eleventh In
this state. He uiiuouuceil that he had
Settled Down to Apple Picking.
been given a Job In nn apple orchard
near Vienna and was going there. His
wife nnd children all ure dead.
Fores served his first term In Jollet
III., prison In 1S07 nnd Inter served
n five-year term lu the Fort Madison,
Iowa, prison for robbing a post of
fice. In 18S5 ho first became acquainted
with the Missouri penitentiary ns an
Inmate and has spent most of his time
there since. He managed to escape
the habitual criminal net, probably
through the fnct that be has never
been tried more than twice In nny
one county In the state. His trade,
before taking up that of burglary, was
Young Boys Beat
Brother to Death
Renfrew. Can. A gruesome
tnle conies from Griffith town-
j; ship In the southwestern por
: tlon of Renfrew county.
Three young brothers worn
left alone for the day on the
farm of n man named McMahon.
their fnther. The two older ones.
ii aged ten nnd twelve years, start
ed away to the home of nn
uncle. The youngest, aged seven
years, wuntetl to accompany
them, but they refused to allow
him, and when ho persisted they ft
bent lilm to death.
The two elder boys find never
liked tneir younger orotuer, anu
frequently abused him.
GIRL FRIGHTENS BURGLARS
Talks In Sleep and Robbers Flee
Before They Can
Lornln. Because Alice Deckerhoff,
15, talked in her sleep, burglars on
the first floor of the home of Adolph
Hengnrtner lied before they could rob
n safe containing several hundred
"I guess I'll get up and mall a
couple of letters." snld Miss Decker
hoff. A clock down stnlrs bad Just
struck three. The girl's mother, Mrs.
Frieda Deckerhoff, was awakened by
her daughter's remark.
She heard u noise in the dining room
nntl upon nrlslng snw two men climb
through n kitchen wlntlow and vnnlsh
In the darkness. They had been fright
ened by the girl's voice.
Their only loot wns n $35 gold watch
which Iny on tho dining room tnble.
BANK ROBBERS BUT SHADOWS
Mystery Surrounding Pennsylvania In
stitution Is Explained When
Police Are Called.
Gettysburg, I'n, Mysterious shad
ow's In the ninln room of tho Gettys
burg National Imiilc nnd tho noise of
nn explosion reported by several per
sons recently gavo rise to the rumor
thnt the Institution was being robbed.
Stnte police stationed nenr by wero
summoned, county ofllcers nnd tho
borough force were called to the scene.
After nn Investigation It 'developed
thnt the mysterious shndows seen In
tlio bank were projected from a club
which Is located on tho second floor
of tho ndjolnlng building. The explo
sion wns explained later wjion It was
learned thnt a largo can of tomatoes
In tho celler of a nearby hotel had
THE MAKING OF
How Lydia E. Pinkham's
Is Prepared For
A visit to the laboratory where thla
successful remedy is mudo imnressea
even the casual looker-on with the roll,
ability, accuracy, skill and cleunllneta
which attends the making of this great
medicine, for woman'oills.
Over 350,000 pounds of various herbs
arc used nnunlly and all have to b
leathered at the season of tho year when
their natural juices and medicinal sub
stances are at their bust
The most successful solvents are used
to extract the medicinal properties from
Every utensil Biid tnnk tin comes in
contact with tho jnedicino is sterilized
end as a final precaution in cleanliness
the medicint 13 pasteurized and sealed
in sterilo bottlc3.
It is thb wonderful Ombinntion o!
roots ant herbs, together with th
skill nnd care used in its preparation
which ho mado this famous medicine
o succcttsful in tilt treatment of
Tho tetters from w.nen who hava
been restored to hoahh by the uso of
Lydfa E. Tinkham's Vegetable Com
pound which we are continually ub
lishinc attest to its virtue.
tlcu' rlr adapted to UH
TtnrS of tho firmer', r
BL.dlcnof location. Thef
rri- of quiet tinprment
Ttier take on fleth qolcklr,
Ibe cows are as a rule lib
crM milkers. Ibrr bars
an Inberent qnalltr ana
racli an excess of wslsbt
at maturity. Tber art
isrdr ana thrrre on ths
ordinary roughage pro
duced on the farms an
ranches. It oats la srrnw
Shorthorns. ForInN,rraUun write to the
American Shot-Morn Ureeder' Assoctatlea
1J Dexter Varl: Are. Ctalcafo, I1L
Restores Color and j
Beauty to Gray and Faded Hair
cue. ana si w at arunniu.
IIInroT Che m. V ks. I'tchoiro. W.T.
HINDCRCORNS Remorea Onras. CsJ-l
louses, etc., stops alt pain, ensures rmnrurt to that
feet, makes walking; ea.. 15c by mall or at Drasl
(Uta. illscoxChsmloat Works, f atcboguo, N. Y. J
SHINE A COLD
Quick and Kaay
E-Z STOVE POLISH
Keadv tMlxt Ready to Shine
I ISART1N MAHTIN. COICAOO s
Wtition IB. Oolemaa.
1'atont Lawyer. WtuhlngtOA
II O A.-twtrX anri fwvtk ?asv
tUtotrouonaMd. UlKhontrelorcDcei. UeetMrrloM.
r-kl i'UitmotYour drukftUi r
mi, ?. traiajnni. Dr. C.H. Barti
Co.. 297S Michigan AvtnutChici
"Drunkenness us comedy will havt
"Well, we can fitlll retain the ecj
ASPIRIN FOR COLDS
Name "Bayer" is on Oeoulot
Aspirin say Layer
Insist ojv "Bayer Tablets of Aspirin"
In a "Bayer packnge," containing prop
er directions for Colds, Pain, Head
ache, Neuralgia, Lumbago, nnd Rheu
matism. Name "Bayer" means genuine
Aspirin prescribed by physicians for
nineteen years. Handy tin boxes of 13
tablets cost few cents. Aspirin la trada
mark of Bayer Manufacture of Mono;
acetlcacldester of Sallcyllcacld. Ad?.
It's Blmplywlmposslble for one man
to love two women nt the sntno time
after one of them flnds It out.
Freshen a Heavy 8kln
With tho antiseptic, fascinating Ontl
cura Talcum Towder, an exqulsltelj
scented convenient, economical foe,
ekln, baby and dusting powder and
perfume. Renders other perfumes ap
perfluous. One of the Cutlcura Toilet
Trio (Soap, Ointment, Talcum). AdT.
It takes n genulno society person t
say unpleasant things pleasantly.
Important to Mother
Examine curefully every bottle o
OASTORIA. that fnmous old remery
for Infants and children, and see that It
In Use for Over 80 Years,
Children Cry f or Fletcher's Castor! '
Of what earthly use to a man with
out n home Is n key ring?
MP"' Morn in
Cletan -Clar Hosaltriy
1 Of r free t Care h Moris CsCMsaattllft
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