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1 THE TIMES-NEW- S, NEPHI, UTAH years, he looked as If he bad committed an unpardonable Insult.- - But MolBowyer stared at her and, as she ly opened her shut lids, and the eyes spoke, they heurd the factor's voice that smiled Into WUton'a did not show ubove, raised In irritable Inquiry. signs of anger, nor even of surprise. "This isn't Winnipeg, Will," she "Mr. McDonald's mind is affected," said Wilton. "He cannot see you. I said, with a little happy catch In her am sorry, Mr. Bowyer. I am speak- voice. The marvel of their love transfiging for Miss McDouald." Bowyer grinned viciously. "Wall, ured them In each other's s'.ght. They Lee, I guess we'd better have the dogs were hardly aware of Bowyer's departure. It was not until Molly realized harnessed," he said. Lee Chambers went out. Wilton that there was the Bupper to prepare , wondered whether the two suspected that sho became practical once more. Joe's presence. In the building. A mo"Why must you go tomorrow?" she ment later Bowyer turned to him. asked, wistfully. "A message could be "You're next to Joe Bostock, Will," sent to Kitty" he said in his smooth voice. "So, as "It's more than that, Molly," said line Itself Joe's Joe Isn't here, apparently, I'd like to Wilton. "It's tl-have a word or two with you. You'll work that Is at stake, and I've got to be at the shareholders' meeting on pass It on to him, eh?" You see, it's this Without waiting for Wilton's reply, Monday morning. he walked toward the room at the way," he went on to explain. back of the store, "We laid out our route to cross Big "I want the Mlssatibi, Carruthers," Muskeg at this point, and miles have he began, entering, and turning round been completed. But our surveyors nnd facing Wilton. "I guess I made were either too optimistic or had been a mistake In letting that bill through bought by Bowyer. We found, when I'm looking ahead. it was too late to change our plans, the legislature. Pjme day not In our time, maybe, but that Big Muskeg was a harder proposome day these branch lines will sition than anyone had suspected. have a value. I always meant to have There's forty feet and more of quick-mu- d It. to where we believed "It hurts my reputation to have this exist a few feet down. The records dinky concern of Joe's hanging on to lied. And you can't lay a permanent mine. But I guessed Joe couldn't way upon mud. raise the money, und that I'd get It "The shareholders are frightened, and I'hayre, of the Bank of New cheap some day. "Well, I was right. You can't cross North Manitoba, who Is an Influential Big Muskeg, and you haven't the one, and represents Bowyer, has had money to loop It. Tell Joe I'm open the tip from him to make trouble. to terms. And say I'm going to have Bowyer didn't want the line till the them. Tell him he won't live forever transcontinental route was shifted heaps of men forget that and ask northward. Now he does, partly behim who In thunder will go ahead on cause we shall ultlmutely link up with the Missatibl when Joe .Bostock's It and become a valuuble property. And" I think he suspects that there's gone !" He could not have flicked Wilton on something m our territory worth the the raw more surely If he had known developing. Joe was dead. The reference was like "The plan is to refer the situation a new stab In his wound. Anil Wilton to-- a commission of engineers who, of had the momentary Impression that course, would be largely In Bowyer's Bowyer did know of Joe's death and pay, and who- would report that the was playing with him. not feasible. That present route "Y'ou be d d I" he shouted, unleashwould mean' Increasing our capital, ing his suppressed anger. "That's my and the issue of new stock would give message to you, and that's Joe Bos- Bowyer and Phayre the controlling tock's. You'll never get your fingers Interest. As .things stand, Joe conIn the Mlssatibi. No! That's al- l- trols the company, although he hasn't Just that no!" actually a majority of the shares. An ugly sneer flitted across Bow"Joe would take most chances, but yer's face. "Seems to me you're speak- he wouldn't gamble with the fortunes ing for a good many people today. of those who trusted him, even to Curruthers !" he shouted angrily, shak fight Bowyer. He wanted to have reaing his fist In Wilton's face. "First sonable hopes that the line could be It was for Miss McDonald, and now pushed through. He gave me his it's for Joe Bostock. Though, maybe. power of attorney to' vote for him. In you have the right to speak for both case of accident. And- I have It here. of them, Judging from appearances." That's why I must be at the meeting, And he added a foul Insult, half viMolly. Otherwise that motion for an ciously, half jocosely. engineers' commission- goes through. He got no further, for Wilton's And Bowyer told me- that be means fist shot out and landed fairly on to have the line. But Klttyll fight him. Joe made no mistake when he took her for a partner." "She was as true as steel- te-- Joe," said Molly. "Kitty and Joe were very good to me when I was la Winnipeg last winter. But what do yon think Mr. Bowyer meant by his suggestion uhout coal on your lands?" "There Is no coal," said Wilton. "Molly, dear, I'll tell you what our secret is. I was pledged to Joe but the secret's mine now, and I caa tell you. It Isn't coal It's clay."' "Clay. Wilton?" "Clay. It's more valuable than coal or gold. It's clay land that the wheat grows on, or rather In the rich topsoll of loam, with the clay subsoil te seal and preserve the rainfall, yet easily drained with a little labor. "I discovered it when I was prospecting up this way four years ago. It's probably an extension of the- New Ontario clay belt, and. If so. It runs .for hundreds of miles through thlt part of northern Manitoba. It means that the wheat area of Canada will lie Increased by thousands of square miles. It means homes and prsw peril y for thousands who are now straggling for a bare living In our cities. "That appealed to Joe. He was a man, if ever there was one. He saw the money In it, and the value t4 the but be saw further than that. He H Got Ne Further, for Wilton's Flit line, was looking ahead, years after be was on Shot Out and Landed Fairly He wanted to do good In his gone. Bowyer's Mouth. own way. He'd had a hard time when man. And becanse peoBowyer's mouth. Wilton put all the he was a young In though he dared strength he could muster Into the ple believed hisJoe, secret. the lent him blow. Tom Bowyer, taken by surprise, not tell them stumbled and fell. For a moment he the capital, and took up his shares. sat upon the floor, looking up at Wil- That was Joe's dream ao It's mine, ton In atupefactlon. Then be leaped Molly." She listened breathlessly as he reto his feet and ran at bitn, his fists s, bis dream to her, and yet. vealed strike could whirling. But before he rathwas she womanlike, happy him Molly came running In, followed She sprang be- er In the revelation f himself than by Lee Chambers. in the altruism of the dead titan. tween them. "That's what the Missatibl meant to "You coward !" she cried. "Are you nald Wilton. "That's why we Joe." In Mr. that Carruthers going to strike to mean fight to keep It nut of BowBowYou Tom condition? coward, yer's hands. Molly, dear, when I yer that Joe was deud everything "lie mck me." yelled Bowyer In realized ended for the line. I couldn't seemed I. Walt not the coward, "lies f'iry. on till he gets welt! Just wait! I'll tlx see how we were goingnowto earry now that him. It's without wily yoHi, Cnrmthers!" as well as lost He glared about him In an evil rage, I have found something 1 can begin l pick and then, without a word, pushed past everything thai Molly and strode from the store, with up my courage." She Inughed and put her face down Chambers at his heels. A few minutes iHter the alelgli was whirling ba'k on his shoulder. along tire southward road toward Cold Junction, the nearest point of the "Evening. Mr. Carruthers," said New Northern. the aerQeant briskly. "I'm &tr. Wilton gnamed with pain in his geant Peters and this is Conbroken arm. caused by the twist of stable Myers." his IxMly as he delivered the blow. For an Instant the room swam about him. Then the scene cleared, and Molly (TO KB fUNTIM'fcb I was holding him. Her eyes, fixed on his, were filled 'American Architects. with pity, and a maternal yearning The Roman found among the Creel. over him that touched him unspeak- superior workmen and he Imported ably. Her face was very near his own. them, hired them, and permitted them Wilton realized of a sudden what be to decorate bis monuments, aevvd'ng had known In a dim way even before to their own taste, but recogn'slng his fourth arrival at the portage the artlat only as a workman. We that Molly McDonald was the on girl find many of our artists anion jattir-adze- d In the world for him. foreigners, or men of foreign He drew her to him and bent his birth or descent. "The Condition f llpa to hers. Then, because he was Modern Architecture." by Islle W. not very well versed In many thing DevereauJS. b Architecture for of the world, la aiU4 of his thirty 50Y "My father has had a stroke," said Molly, taking Wilton's cue. J IB0 KMr3i 2 t 7TTTI 4 T- TOrT A IT r Will 3 e tPVRIliHrKSIhWART "MOLLY, DEAR!" - SYNOPSIS. Looking over Big Muskeg, a. seemingly Impassable awamp In ir.a path of the Mlssa-tlb- t railroad, Joe Iiostock, bulkier of the line, and Wilton Carruthers, chief of engineers, are connldering the dllticultlea. A rifle shot instantly kills Bostock and breaks Carruthers' arm. Handicapped as he Is, Carruthers determines to carry the body to a station of the Hudson's Bay company, where Mi Donald is the factor. McDonald's daughter, Molly, sees Carruthers struggling In the muskog and drags him from the swamp, with his burden . Unaccountably, her father objects to her saving Carruthers. Weakened by his wound and exertions, Carruthers Is disturbed by the appearance of Tom Howyer, liostook's business rival and personal enemy. Bowyer Insults Molly, and Carruthers strikes him. After Bowyer leaves, Carruthers declares his love for Molly. She promises to be his wife. CHAPTER It Continued. Ills eyes were suffused with red nnd his face twisted with passion. It was evident that he had seen the rescue from his window above and had known what Molly was doing. He drugged himself past her without a word and looked In nt Wilton, lying unconscious on the bed. "1 saw ye bring him In, Molly," he mumbled thickly. "Ye can't fool me with tricks like that. It's a trick that ye've thocbt of between ye. Ye'll cast him out nguin, aye" his voice vibrated with fury "ye'll cast him out Into the snaw, or ye're no longer daughter of mine." Molly caught at her father's arm. "You don't kuow what you are saying:1' she cried. "He has been shot. And Joe linstock is dead. He's lying dead without. There's blood on his breast. There has been a dreadful ac- cident" lie grasped her fiercely by the wrist. "Joe Bostock dead 1" he shouted. "yVho killed him?" t"I don't know, Mr. Carruthers was curryhig his body and got trapped in the muskeg. I saved him." "Aye, one can see that," answered McDonald with slow malice. "Ye've brought more trouble on me. The body shull nut Ue In this house, nor Will Curruthers" neither. Murk me, less! Ye'll put him out in the snaw to keep Joe Bostock company, or ye're no (laughter of mine." "You're mud!" Cashed Molly indignantly. With a swift Impulse she ran te the door and opened It. A gust of wind blew whirl of snow into the excited brain It store. To Molly' seemed to assume the momentary form of a fantasmut figure as It w rout tied itself about the factor. He uttered a cry and staggered back, clutching at the edge of the counter. "Will you let a dead man He there, out In. the snowl" cried Molly fiercely, stretching out her hand toward Joe's frozen body. "Do you think Will Car-ru- t tiers shall be flung out there to freeze to death beside hlmi Why, It would be murder and on your head !" I'erhnpa It wag the remembrance of the past that checked the factor In bin fury and brought back sanity to bis mind. For a moment be stared at Joe's dead fuce, then raised hi eyes to Molly's--. And then, mumbling and clutching at the counter edge, he turned and began to drag himself upstairs. CHAPTER III Bowyer Comet and Coea. '.Villon would not remain In l'd longer than two days. His bund hud lint suffered much, bat his feet were fiddly inflamed and nwollen. ami his arm would take weeks to mend. Itut be could not rest, and Insisted that be must reluru. although it was clearly evident that he was In no condition to travel. cried with vexation found Hint his deterBy the mination was unshakable. strongest iersuasliHi she Induced him to remain over the Sunday. r As McDonald, he sulked in his bed siiil said nothing. Willon had recovered consclousne ln'e on the afternoon of bis rescue. Unit same evening his own sletyh had iMcared at the portage, with the two luiifltreetlM. Week as he was. Wilton hoisted on seeing them. He wan convinced that one of the men had fired Hie shot by accident, and bad rxpected both of them to lake fright and vanish with the sleigh Into He was startled by their the KilihY "f Ignorance. They protestations awnte that neither of them had left 4he camp until the afternoon, and Insisted in their statement that they had not beard the discharge of the rifle. Kol'mtliig up their employers, they n the I stl nlwotered bloodstains according to their story. truer had picked tip Wilton's track Moltv almost td alarm as h) Kll fOMfANVi from the lower slopes of the ridge to the edge of Big Muskeg, and had followed them across the portage to the factor's store, where they had learned for the first time what had happened. Their story staggered Wilton. On the face of It, It seemed an Impossibility, for no one else could have fired the shot. Yet, had either of the men done so, it was the least likely thing that he would have returned to brazen out a concocted tale. Wilton was too weak to them ; he resolved, however, that the matter should be probed to the' bottom, and meanwhile decided to abstain from arousing their suspicions of his doubts. It was on the Sunday afternoon that, lying on his bed, on which Molly bad Insisted, he saw through the window a sleigh approaching the store. He recognized the two men who walked with the driver as Tom Bowyer and Lee Chambers, the latter a constructional englieer who had once been employed by Joe Bostock, but had left him for the New Northern. He wondered what Tom Bowyer's errand was. He suspected that, learning of their Journey, Bowyer had come l. to spy out the progress of the cross-questio- n Mls-satib- He was In no mood to welcome either him or Chambers. Chambers was suspected of having betrayed a good many of the Mlssatibi secrets to the New Northern. t He decided to stay where he was, unless Bowyer showed signs of remaining. But suddenly an exclamation of anger from Molly brought hira sharply to his feet and Into the store. Bowyer hnd his arm round her and was trying to draw her toward him. Chambers, at his side, a small man with a sharp, mink-lik- e fuce, was sniggering at the scene. Wilton's advent was like a thunderclap to the pair. In his flannel shirt and trousers, with his left arm slung to his neck, Wilton yet looked so menacing thot Bowyer released Molly at once and put himself Into an instinctive attitude of e. He was a man of about five and with red, thinning forty, hair, gray over the temples, and the bold, staring gaze that falsely passes for candor, which some rogues acquire In place of the furtlveness of weaker souls such as Lee Chambers. Bowyer stared, and suddenly he recognized his man. "Why, It's Will Carruthers !" he exclaimed with an affectation of Jovially. "How'd you hurt your arm. Will?" Molly came quickly between the two men. "You'll you'll perhaps realize that this Isn't Winnipeg!" stuttered Wilton Inaptly enough. He was quicker with his fists than with his tongue. "By George, it Isn't!" cried Bowyer In cordial agreement. "I seem to have put my foot In It as usual. Your pardon, Mrss Molly. That'll meet the bill. Will?" he continued, keeping up his pretense of Jolllness. Wilton gulped. Tom's eyes moved swiftly from his fuce to the girl's. "We're Just In to have a look "Not around." continued Bowyer. much construction being done this weather. I suppose you might think I've come to spy out the Mlssatibi lunil. Well, you'd be right If you did. Will. What's this story about coal deposits on your property? But perhaps that's what the lawyers call a leading question, eh?" All the while that he Joked be Axed Wilton with his staring gaze. And Wilton found himself wondering how much Tom Bowyer knew. The man was as sly as a fox. for all his effrontery, and that was his strength. He gave the Impression of being one kind of rogue, whereas be was quite another, as many hnd discovered to their cost. There were few more rewnirceful and men, eren In the I'ralrle city. "I heurd you and Joe had come up." continued Bowyer. "So I dropped In to have a chat with him, though it's taken me fifteen miles off my road. Planned to ak him to sell out his valuable holdings, maybe." Molly, who was standing behind Bowyer, looked earnestly at Wilton, lie dared not signal to her, but he caught the answering message In her eyes as If telepathlcHlly conveyed. "I won't tell him," she meant to say. Wilton's heart went out In Intense It would have been ungratitude. bearable to have had to tell Bowyer that Joe was lying behind that thin partition of pine. It would have lieen blasphemy to have let Bowyer's gloating eyes tlx themselves iiKn poor Joe's body. "You've had a long drive for noth"Mr. ing, then." said Willon curtly. I'.ostock isn't here." to the fac"I'll say tor, anyway." "No, you won't," answered Willon. too 111 to be seen." "Mr. McDonald red-fuce- cold-bloode- bed-roc- k 1 IMPROVED ROADS SCOUTS Steady Surplus Supply Being Sent to Various States by Bureau of Public Roads. (Conducted (Prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture.) TO steady supply of surplus war material suitable for highway construction Is being distributed to the states hy the bureau of public rouds, United States Department of Agriculture, which acts as a clearing house. A force of about 275 persons Is kept in the field taking Inventories and preparing material for shipment. Lists of material available are sent to each state highway department, and a period of 30 days allowed for the submission of requisitions. The material Is allotted to the state on the snme basis as monetary federal aid for road construction, a value being placed on each Item and a record kept of the total value received by each state. Up to rVbruary 1 of this year the value of the material thus distributed amounted to 126,000,000, of which the $00,000,000 represented value of motor vehicles and parts. Kocently an Inventory was taken of about $40,000,000 worth of material at Camp Grunt, Rockford, 111., part of which will be retained by the War department and the remainder, suitable for road work, soon will be. available for distribution. The work Is being rushed, so that the material may be used for road work early In the season nnd the camp cleaned up by August 1. Other surplus war materials recently received for distribution and located nt Schenectady, N. Y. ; Water-towMuss., and Dover, N. J., Include 21H carloads of brick, about half of A -- w'' Federal. Aid Concrete Road in nesota. A i DEFECT A West Virginia educator at the National Education association conference was asked what he regarded as the greatest defect In American education, and he xnld In his district It was mud. Bad roads can he the greatest defect In any community. They can be the greatest defect In education, when they do not permit the regular attend-- n nee of children In school. They can be the greatest defect In farming, when they do not permit the moving of crops. They tun be the greatest defect In any kifid of activity, when they pre-v- i nt the communication needed. A bad road Is a bad road whether It la a hnd ulreet car system, a bad steam road or a mud rood In the country. ier-hap- GRAVEL ROADS ARE HELPFUL Farmers of Massao County, lUUvois, Are Not Bothered Much hy Muddy Weather weuti.er doesn't Ixeiher the In Miishhc county, Illinois, very much, bccaiiKe there axe over 300 miles of gravel roads In the county, und each year their uillenge grows larger. The cost of graveling roads In Miishiic county Is not very great because the gravel Is taken rlvbt out of the hills along the Ohio river. Some mine waste Is used for road making. In either rase the farmers have a good Muddy fanner. road to market. A Silent Partner. "Life Is Just a game after all," remarks the solemn Individual. "Yes." agreed Mr Meek, "but I wish my wife wouldn't regard It as bridge, with me forever playing opposite as Boston Transcript. dummy." Painting the Landscap. "This fellow tells me he Is a land- nw painter." "Well, be docs d.Tornte the innd-s- . ii way. I'alnlR ndterilsemerits iio-ion roi-l- nr.d tre a." Die WITH SCOUTS Alvin M. Owsley, director of the Na tional Americanism commission of the American Legion met recently In conference with the executive officers of the Boy Scouts of America at their na tional headquarters, New York city, to-develop plans for an Intensive effort on the part of the American Legion to strengthen the work of the Boy Scouts of America throughout the United States. Mr. Owsley explained that pursuant to the action of the national convention at Kansas City, and following recenl personal Investigation by the national commander, Hanford MacNlder, the American Legion would Immediately begin the development of a plan whereby the American Legion posts in all communities where there are not Boy Scouts would be asked to sponsor the organization of a troop, and in other communities to with existing troops In the strengthening of their work. Already the American Legion has sponsored the organization of 56 troops. Commander MacNider hus Issued a strong appeal to all Legion posts to the local councils and various troops throughout the country, and has suggested the Idea of posts adopting one or more troops, especially in those neighborhoods where the under-privilege- d boy lives. The American Legion now has 11,000 posts, organized in all parts of the The Boy Scouts of United States. America has 18,000 troops organized In 4,700 different communities. There are 6,000 communities In the United States which do not have any troops, and It is hoped by the officers of the Boy Scouts of America, through the of the Amerlcon Legion, to especially reach these communities. It was explained by the chief scout executive, James E. West, that for the' most part these communities are in the rural parts of the country where there has been a lack of resources In developing the leadership necessary to secure the troop committee and scoutmaster, and the Boy Scouts of America for this reason are particularly appreciative of the Interest of the American Legion In undertaking this extension of their program. At the present time the membership of the Boy Scouts of America numbers 410,000 boys and 110,000 men giving service on a volunteer basis. It Is hoped by with the American Legion this membership will be substantially Increased within the next year. GOOD SCOUT STUFF of picks and pick handles. MUD AS A by National Council of the Boy Scouts of America.) Min- which is suitable for highway paving; 5.000,000 pounds of nails, l.OOO.OO Kunds of staples, 1,000,000 sqaar feet of concrete reinforcing- - mesh, 200,000 monkey wrenches and 133 - r DISTRIBUTED WAR MATERIAL Too young yet to be admitted to a Beeve scout troop, Geary of Far Uockaway has nevertheless done everything In his power to get ready for Ibe great event, when his next birthday warrants his debut into the movement for which be cherishes so. ardent an enthusiasm. He had nearly committed to memory the official scout handbook, particularly the chapter which deals with first aid and life saving, and hero tales of boy scouts thrilled bim to the marrow. And then,' all of a sudden, before he could don the coeted scout uniform, he found himself called upon to do a deed which for would have done credit to any eagle scout. This Is what happened. Reeve and his eight- brother. John, together with year-ol- d two other youngsters were playing on the shore at the foot of Clinton avenue, Jamaica Bay, Reeve was on the beach while the other three clambered about la a motor boat which was anchored near ny. Suddenly to his horror, he saw John lurch over feet first Into the deep water. Instantly Reeve was In the boat. Calling to his brother not to be afraid, be hung his legs over the edge of the boat Into the water telling the younger lad to catch But John was too on t him. frightened to heed Instructions and Instead of getting hold of his brother's feet went down Into the water. Reeve dived after bim and as soon 'as he came to tlie surface got him to shore, with the help of his companions. True toi the scout ideals, though he Isn't yet a scout. Reeve told no one but his parents about the accident. eleven-year-ol- d s SCOUT SAVES SISTER'S LIFE Kdmiind Hchultx, a boy scout at Troop No. 19, saved his small sister recently by his prompt action and presence of mind. The child's clothing caught fire from a gas heater and her trot her Instantly seized her and rolled her On tho floor, thus extinguishing the flames. Tho thing was done so quickly that the little girl suffered no serious burns. PLANT TREES IN SCOUT CAMP Boy scouts of Troop 102, Philadelphia, lirtder the direction of Scoutmaster Yorke. dedicated their new camp site nt Bromall recently by planting pm sugar maple seedlings, presented to them by the state forestry department. The Bromall camp, which will be known as Camp Riddle, Is the new summer home of the Philadelphia boy scouts, replacing "Treasure Island," at whh h they have camped fur six years past. '