THE r -- WEiMacLeod Raine COPVRI0HT4yG.W 0IU.IN0MAM Ca "Yep. Worth sixty or seventy thousand, he figured." "Was Bell drunk V "Ton haven't any real reason, "1 wouldn't say drunk. He had Joyce." "Isn't It a reason that .' . . I want been drinking a good deal. Talkative" to keep our engagement Just to our- like. He let It out as a secret, y'under-stand.selves for a few days? It's our secret "Anyone there beside you?" yours and mine and I don't want "A miner by the name of Peale." us Just yet, everybody staring at "Know the man?" Don't you understand?" It was Verlnder that asked the "Different here," he answered Jauntquestion and Bleyer that answered. ily. "I want to shout It from the house"Yes. A bad lot. One of those that He Interrupted himself to top." caress her again and to kiss the little ' Insulted the young ladles." "Anyhow, he won't warn Kllmeny." pink ear that alone was within reach. "Not after the mauling that young "I'll mal.e It up to you a hundred man gave him. He's still carrying the times, but I'm jolly well set on telling scars," Bleyer replied with a low them tonight, dear." She gave up with a shrug, not be- laugh. He added briskly, after a mocause she wunted to yield but because ment, "What do you expect to get out she must. Her face was turned away of this, Rollins?" The workman seemed to answer from him, so that he did not see the with some embarrassment. "Thought steely look In her eyes and the hard you might give me that lease in the set of the mouth. She was thinking of Jack Kllmeny. What would he say Motile Gibson I spoke to you about. or do when he was told? Surely he Mr. Bleyer." "It's yours If this comes out as would protect her. He would not give her away. If he were a gentleman, you say, my man. I'd give more than he couldn't betray a woman. But how that to call the turn on Mr. Kllmeny," Verlnder promised. far would the code of her world govAnd o' course, you won't give It ern him?. He was primeval man. Would the savagery In him break away that I told." "Certainly not." bounds? The arrival of a waiter eliminated Within five minutes she found out. as a listener, for the first thing Jack Kllmeny, in evening dress, was Joyce the man did was to close the door be In anHnated talk with India tween ihe Jesting parlor and the dining-room- . when the engaged couple But she had heard enough to know the room. He turned, the smile still that Jack Kllmeny was In danger of on his face, to greet Joyce as she Into a trap that was being set came forward beside Verlnder.- The falling for Verlnder had him at last. little man was strutting pompously to- Just him. as he had promised that he would ward Lady Farquhar, the arm of the get him. No doubt they would have young woman tucked under his. witnesses and would send him to The eyes of Joyce went straight to prison as they had threatened. in In for Kllmeny appeal charity. There was a hard In the eyes them he read both fear and shame, of the young woman.glitter Mr. Perhaps as well as a hint of defiant JustificaKllmeny, as Verlnder had HIghgrader tion. called him, would not be so prodigal Even before the mine owner spoke of contempt for other people when he room In the had knew what everybody stood In the criminal dock. He had on the veranda. happened been brutally unkind to her. Was "Congratulate me. Lady Farquhar. she to blame because he was too poor Miss Seldon has promised to be my to He ought support her properly wife," Verlnder sang out chlrplly. to thank her for having the good sense There was a chorus of ejaculations, not to tie herself like a millstone of excited voices. Joyce disappeared about his neck. They could not live Into the arms of her friends, while on love Just because for the moment Farquhar and Captain Kllmeny shook passion had swept them from their hands with the beaming millionaire feet. Instead of being angry at her, and congratulated him. Jack's hands he should sympathize with her for bewere filled with sheet music, but he ing the victim of a pressure which had nodded across to his successful rival. driven her to a disagreeable duty. Her simmering anger received ' a "You're a lucky man to have won so true a heart, Mr. Verlnder," he said fillip from an accidental meeting with Kllmeny, the first since the night of composedly. Joyce and Moya Joyce heard the words and caught her engagement the hidden Irony. Her heart was In were coming out of a stationer's when the miner. her throat. Did, he moan to tell they came face to face with The eyes of the youn- - man visibly more I Presently It came his turn to wish hardened. He shook hands with them her Joy. Jack looked straight at her. both and exchanged the usual Inane There was a bard smile on his sar- greetings as to the weather. It was Just as they were parting that he sent donic face. "I believe the right man has won his barbed shot Into Joyce, "I mustn't keep you longer. Miss All marriages yon. Miss Seldon. I've Seldon. One can guess bow keen you aren't made In heaven, but been hoping Mr. Verlnder would lose must be to get back to Verlnder. out because be wasn't good enough Love's young dream, and that sort of for you. But Tve changed my mind. thing, eh?" The jeer that ran through his He's Just the man for you. Hope Insolence brought the angry masked much as love aa him you'll always color to the cheeks of Joyce. She bit yon do now." lip to keep back tears of vexation, Joyce felt the color beat Into her her cheeks. She knew now that Kllmeny but It was not until she was In her was not going to betray her, but she room with Moya that the need for a knew too that he understood and de- confidant overflowed Into speech. "Did yon ever hear anything so spised her. hateful? He made love to me on the hill. I let him. He CHAPTER XII knows I . , . am fond of him. 1 told him that I loved him. And CHAPTER XI Continued 11 s. High-grad- . - ... A Warning Joyce, a lover of luxury, usually a roll and coffee in bed as a substitute fur breakfast. Sometime she varied this by appearing late at the had tadle and putting the attendants to unnecessary trouble. This she always paid for with murmurs of apology and sweet smiles of (hanks. On the second morning after the announcement of her engagement to Dottvans Verlnder she came down to find the dining-rooempty except for ... ..." now Moya stared at her In amaze. "Do you mean that you let Mr. Kllmeny make love to you an hour or two before you became engaged to Mr. Verln- der?" "For heaven's sake, don't be a prude. "1 Moya," Joyce snapped Irritably. told you I was fond of him, didn't I? How could I help his kissing me . , . or help liking to have him? He ought to be glad. Instead, he Insults me." Seldnn's self-pitreached the acute stage of spbs. "I was In lave with him. Why is be so hard?" "Perhaps he thinks that since he Is In love with you and you with him that gives him some claim," Moya suggested dryly. "Of course that's what he thinks. But It's absurd. I'm not going to marry Dobyans Verlnder because I want to. He knows that ss well as you do.' Why does he blame me, then? Goodness knows. It's hard enough to marry the man without having my the break fsstrotm. friends misunderstand." voire of her The Moya asked an unnecessary queslover was the first se recog-nixe"Why do you marry him, thei?" "tonight I Sura he said to- tion. "You know perfectly well." flashed night Joyce Judged that the rough toms Joyce petulantly. "I'm taking hlra beof the a.lxwer cam trurn a worklng-rrun- , cause I must." dose of med"I.Ike a 'That's r'gltt. Tonight, F.ell He was At bring nls wagon icine?" Hid. Her friend nodded. "I can't let him round to Kllmrny'g at eleven and Ihey were Eing to haul the ore to 11 nh gn. I just can't Jack Kllmeny ought to see that." Junction." A third speakej, evidently Bleyer, "h, be sees It, but you can't blame the i;jTln ten dent, rtit In quietly. him for being bitter." At the recollection of bis Impudence f " big 8H- l'l "Bell anger Mured up In Joyce. irnt. didn't ha?" the nmiiltum. She opened wide eyes of surprise. "Dear me I Am I late J" "Yes'm." She glnnred at the watch on her wrlftt. "How Inconsiderate of met I didn't rtslize the time. Would you mind calling a waiter?" Meanwhile Joyce began on her gnipefnilt. Almost stmultiineously a uiund of voices reached her. Men were coming Into the parlor that lil(rh-plt-he- d r Mix y TIMES-NEW- NEPHL, UTAH S, "Let him be as bitter as be pleases! then, I happen to know something he would give a good deal to learn. ' Mr. Jack Kllmeny Is going to get Into trouble this very night They're laid a plot " She stopped, warned by the tense stillness of Moya. "Yesr asked the Irish girl. "Oh, well I It doesn't matter." "Who has laid a plot?" Bit by bit Moya forced out of her the snatch of conversation she bad overheard while at breakfast "It's a secret. You're not to tell anyone," Joyce protested. In her heart the Irish girl did not doubt that Jack was. guilty, but this would not prevent her from saving him If she could. There came to her a swift vision of two helpless girls In a cabin with drinking ruffians, of tne entry of a man into the picture. of his fight against odds to save her and Joyce from Insult. Beside this abstract Justice became a pale and misty virtue. "Of course you'll not tell anyone," Joyce repeated. "Have you forgotten that night In the cabin?" asked Moya In a low, clear voice. "If you have, I haven't." "I don't care," Joyce answered petulantly. "He's so hard. Why can't he be nice about this? Why can't he understand Instead of sneering at me? It's a good deal harder for me than for him. Think of fifty years of Dobyans Verinder." "Would you care to write Mr. a note? I'll take It to him if you like," Moya suggested gently. Joyce considered. "No, I couldn't put It on paper. But you might tell him." "I don't think I could quite do sume you have a kindly Interest in Joyce V "I'll listen to anything you care to tell me. I owe my friend. Miss Dwlght that much." a little about "She told me you and her. Be fair to her. Remember how she has been brought up. All her life it has been drilled Into her that she must make a good match. It's a shameful thing. I hate It But . . . what can a girl like Joyce do?" "You Justify her?" "I understand her. A decision was forced on her. She had no time to choose. And if you'll forgive my saying vso I think Joyce did wisely, since she Is what she is." "Of course she did," he answered bitterly. "Think of her. She doesn't love him, but she sacrifices her feeling to what she considers her duty." "Shall we substitute ambition for duty?" "If you like. Her position Is not a happy one, but she must smile and be gay and hide her heartache. You can afford to be generous, Mr. Kllmeny." "I've been a fool," he admitted dryly. "The turn that things have taken Is the best possible one for me. But I'm not quite prepared to thank Miss Sel don yet for having awakened me." She saw that his vanity was stung more than his heart. His Infatuation for her had been of the senses. The young woman shifted to another issue. "You'll be . careful tonight won't you?" "Very? Mr. Verlnder will have to wait for his coup, thanks to you." "You mean . . . ?" The question hung fire on her lips. ' "Go on, neighbor." "No. It was something I had no that." business to ask." The cheeks beneath "If it came up right ; Just show him the dusky eyes held each a patch of how I'm placed." color burning through the tan. "Then I'll say It for you. You were "Perhaps. Shall I tell him that you asked me to warn him?" going to ask If they would really have Joyce nodded, eyes shining. She caught me with the goods. Wasn't was a young woman capable of chang- that It?" "Yes." ing her mind In the snap of a finger. "I tell you frankly that they would." Dainty and exquisite as apple blossoms, she was like a young plant with "You mean that . . . you are a delicate tendrils forever reaching out. hlghgrader?" Love she must have and ever more of "Yes." "I . . . was afraid so." It To admiration she was sensitive In His eyes would not release her. "You every fiber. Whenever she thought of Jack Kilmeny's tears made excuses for Miss Seldon. Can contempt scorched her eyes. you find any for me?" It was like Moya that she carried "You are a man. You are strong. her warning Immediately and directly. It Is different with you." She walked toward his boarding house, "My sin Is beyond the pale, I supthinking that she might catch him at pose?" lunch. "How do I know? I'm only a girl, beA quick step on the board-wal- k rve never seen anything of real life. hind her caught the girl's attention. Can I judge you?" Almost at the same moment a voice "But you do." hailed her. The troubled virginal sweetness of "Whither away. Miss Dwlght?" the girl went to his soul. She was his She turned, heart beating fast. "I friend, and her heart ached because was looking for you, Mr. Kllmeny." of his wrongdoing. "And you found me. What luck "I can't make myself think wrong Is for Jack Kllmeny!" His friendly right." smile the same one that had claimed "You think the profits from these comradeship on the Gunnison beamed mines should all go to Verlnder and upon her with Its hint of Irony. his friends, that none should belong A miner with a dinner bucket was to the men who do the work?" coming toward them. Moya spoke "I don't know. . . . That doesn't quickly. seem fair. But I'm not wise "I want to see you . . . alone. to know how to make that I've something Important to tell you." enough The law Is the law. I can't go His cool eyes searched her face right back of that." "Come me to the old up with alertly. "Can't you? I can. Who makes the Pandora dump." laws?" He asked it almost harshly. They took a side street that ran up "The people, I suppose." a hill, presently came to the end of it, "Nothing of the kind. The operaand stopped at the foot of a trail lead- tors control the legislatures and put shaft-housto the abandoned ing whatever bills they please. through him point-blanfired news her at The girl The whole machinery of government "Mr. Verlnder has found out la owned by our masters. What can what you mean to do tonight and you we do?" are to be trapped." "I don't know." "What I mean to do?" he repeated. "Neither do I except what I am "About the ore shipping It or some- doing. It Is against the law, all right, something. I don't know exactly but I try to see thaf the workmen get some of the profits they earn." "Would the operators what would they do 12 they proved you guilty of highgradlng?" "It is hard to prove. Ore can't easily be Identified." lie sruiied down upon her with the easy recklessness that distinguished hlra. "I don't think It would have run quite to a prison sentence. The burden of proof lies on the accuser. Because I am In possession of rich ore. It does not follow that I did not come by It legitimately. Ore can't be sworn to like I may have shipped this In from South Africa, so far as the law knows. Bleyer knows thst I figure he would have played bis band In the Goldhanks way." "And hov-- vould that be?" "He would forget the law, too, Just as we ve done on our side. A posse of men would have fallen on me maybe after I had got out of town, and they would have been masked so that I could not swear to them." "Why, this Is highway robbery." He laughed. "We don't use suita blir words out here, ms'am. Just a hold-ua perfectly legitimate onf, from Bleyer's viewpoint and It would "Mr. Jack Kllmsny la Going to Get Into have left me broke." "Broke!" Trouble This Vary Night They've He nodded. "Dead broke. I've got Laid a twenty thousand dollars Invested In body was drinking and talked, I that ore every cent I've got In the world." think." "You paid that Jo the miners for It?" Moya, watching Kilmeny's face, saw "We pay fifty per cent of what Is only the slightest change. The eyes seemed to harden and narrow the least coming to the men ss soon ss a rough in the world. assay Is made, the other fifty after we get the smelter returns. That "Tell me all you know about It?" She repeated what Joyfe had over- wagon load of u Is worth nnless T heard, adding that her friend had miss my guess badly about sixty thousand dollars." asked her to tell Mm. "Dear me. So much as that?" She The faintest Ironic smile touched his face. "Will you thank Miss Seldon could not quite keep a note of sarfor me, both fas this and maay other casm out of her voice. "And have yot It In a safety deposit vault?" favors?" His cool gsr,e took by r In ;nletly, "You don't understand Joyce. Tou'rs tie was willing to 'bet his last dollar not fulr to her," Moya said Impulon her loyalty, and It was like htm to sively. "Perhaps not." A sudden wsrrnth back bis Judgment In one wild throw, kindled In Ms eyes. "But I knw who "Not exactly. It Is. lying In a pile of friends are. I'm fair to t.iem, hsy In my barn, sll sacked up ready my for shipment." neighbor." Tfie color beat Into her face, but she "Waiting there for anybody that as wants It." ahe suggested. continued loyally. "May 1 ... KII-me- "For anybody that wants It worst thnn I do," be corrected, the flghtlnj gleam In Ms eyes. "I've a right to ask one thing of you that there will be no bloodshed tonight because of what I have told yon." "There will be none of my seeking," he replied grimly. "No. That's not enough. You must PURE BRED SIRE IS find a way to avoid it." d "By handing over my QUITE IMPORTANT dishonest profits to the virtuous Verln der?" he asked dryly. Most of us know that the bull la "I don't care how. But I won't have more than half the herd and most of on my shoulders . . . murder." us the fact that only a pure "That's a right hard word, neigh bredappreciate bull should be used at the head bor," he said, falling again into the of the herd, but often we fall to conwestern drawl he sometimes used as sider the fact that pure bred bulla a mark of his friendship for her. "But may be classed into good sires and have It your own way. I'll not even scrub sires. Just because a bull is pure tote a gat" bred is no reason be is perfectly "Thank you." She gave him a brisk suitable for use in why herd. The bull any little nod, suddenly choked up in her used must be absolutely the best indithroat, and turned to go. vidual in the herd ; be must be a little Jack fell into step beside her. "Have better-bre- d animal end a little better I lost my little friend?' he asked Individual than any of the cows, otherShe swallowed twice and walked on wise bow can Improvement be made? f without looking at him. But every The pure bred breeders will do well nerve of her was conscious of his stim to only offer good, straight bulls for ulating presence. Since the inner man sale and the man who Is building up a good grade herd cannot expect to do It with a poor Individual at Its head. L Avoid the sale of or selection of bulls tnai are oaaiy off type Dulls mat are sloping on the rump, cut In at the heart, low In the back or plain In the head. Select good Individuals and, further, select a better bred bull than any of the cows. Bulls with production records back of them are the best bets for improving the quality of the herd. The pure bred breeder will do well to pay particular attention to the selection of the sire, securing an animal that Is bred along the same lines as his cows, in order to Intensify one line of breeding and secure additional production In a shorter period of time. No single factor in herd Improvement Is more important than the selection Of the sire. H. R. Lascelles, Field Man, Colorado State Dairy Commis- DA hard-earne- sion. Feed Dairy Calf Grain in Addition to Pasture heifers under a year, old should get some grain In addition to Dairy well-pack- self-relia- voice. "You can't Fll go my own way. But you are going to let me come and visit you In your dreams, aren't you?" The glow In her quick live eyes was not a reflection of the sun. She felt the color flood her cheeks In waves. She dared not look at him, but she was poignantly aware that his gaze was fixed on her, that It seemed to e. k. bore to the soul and read the hidden secret there. A queer lightheadedness affected her. It was as if her body -She might float away I to space. loved him. Whatever he was, the man held her heart In the hollow of his careless, reckless hand. To him she would alwaya deny It or would have If be had thought enough of her to ask but she knew the truth about herself from many a passionate hour of iii'spalr. Dry as a whisper came her snswer. In a voice which lacked the nonchalance she tried to give It "I daresay as you deI'll he as friendly serve." He was suddenly conscious thst he desired very greatly her regard and her approval. "Is that all you have to say? Are you going to leave me like this?" "What more Is there to be said?" She asked It quietly, with the calm courage that bad its birth In hopeless- brlc-a-bra- ... f ness. He hsd not released her hand. Now, as he looked straight Into the sweet face with eyes like troubled stsrs. It came to him on a flood of light that he had made a fatal mistake. He dropped her lingers abruptly. p Plot' ... ed muscles, in the spare head set so finely on the perfect shoulders, in the steady eyes so frank and surely he was not unworthy the friendship of any woman. But he had just confessed himself a thief. What right had he to ask or she to give so much? Her hand went out in an Impetuous little gesture of despair. "How do I know 7 You are doing wrong, but . . Oh, why do you do such things?" "It's In my blood not to let prudence stop me when I've made up my mind to a thing. My father was that way. I'm trying In a rough way to right an Injustice and I like the excitement and I dare say I like the loot too," he finished with a reckless laugh. "I wish I could show you how wrong you are," she cried in a .ow ... rl pasture, and calves less than six Wish I Could Show You How months old should have both skim Wrong You Are," She Cried In a Low milk and grain along with pasture to Voice. get best results. A good many dairy heifers are slow to develop Into milk found expression in that lithe body producers, because they are neglected with the undulating flow of 'I "Oood-by.- " Ills crisp footfalls seemed to print themselves on a heart of lead. How could she know that he carried away with him a vision of sweet youth Utat was to endure I The clock at the new Verlnder Nrlld-tn- g showed ten minutes past eleven aa Jack Kllmeny took the Utah Junction road out of Goldbsntts wltA his loaded ore wagon. Ills destination was the Jack Pot, a mine three miles from town, where Intermittently for months ht had been raising worthless rock In the hope of striking the extension of the Motile Gibson vein. It was not quite true, as Bleyer hsd intimated, that his lease was merely a blind to cover ore thefts, though undoubtedly he used It for that purpose Incidentally. no nic COWTIKUEU.) ' Virtue alone la true nobnitj. during the summer months and left to make all of their growth on pasture alone. O. S. Rhode of the University of Illinois recommends 20 parts of ground corn, 30 parts of ground oats, 80 parts of wheat bran and 10 parts of oil meal to make a good grain mixture for A good quality legume hay, calves. such as clover or alfalfa, makes a fine roughage for growing animals, since It contains a rather large amount of protein and lime for bone-buding. Many dairymen find It worth while to have cool, dark quarters during the hot sum mer, where calves can be protected from the beat and files. ll Good Cure for Abnormal Appetite Being Tested Experiments now being carried the university department of indicate that steamed agriculture bone-mefed In the ration will relieve, If not cure, the disorders known as abnormal appetite among dairy caton by tle. Six cattle owners In a western Minnesota county where depraved appetite has been common among farm animals have been with the Minnesota university since early last winter In feeding steamed bone-meto the 119 cows In their herds. As a result last winter was the first that the cattle had not chewed bones AH the cows came and boards. tli rough In good physical condition, and the calves born In the sir herds are strong and vigorous. The results hsve been checked np and reported by a university representative and the county agent All the herds are located on prairie soli typical of the region under Investigation by the dairymen and chemists Minnesota Extenof the university. sion Service News. al Dairy Hints Ship cream In five-gallo- n cans. Clean the cows before each uiTlk-In- c. After the cream is separated, immediately. cool Wash dairy utensils with alkali der. Do not use soap. pow- Strain the milk through a cheesecloth or cotton strainer. Do not turn cows on pastures with no shsde trees during the middle of the day. The farmer selling whole milk cannot afford to raise calves entirely on whole milk. Don't sacrifice a fall calf from a choice dairy cor. Give It good care and It will be ready to go to pasture In the spring not far behlud the earl lee calvea In growth. Those who ose milking machines will avoid trouble If they thoroughly sterilise the machines with steam or boiling water, taking particular csre te see that the tubes are clean.