THE TV TT 11 ii X T ra CHAPTER XII r Continued 12 NEPHI, UTAH S, re da E1RL H I G IHI 9 El I 1 TIMES-NEW- primeval savagery. It was some time before they could exult In their re- By Wm. MacLeod Raine FACTS was of the same belief. She resolved to have a serious talk with Moya. STERILIZED VESSELS don't know. Sometimes I think ESSENTIAL IN DAIRY he does. But you know how generoui he 'Is. ne never says anything, ot avoids the subject of his cousin in any The dairyman who does not have a d Idea of what each and ay." She added, after an Instant: Ned knows that I don't . . . lova every cow in his herd is producing is him that Is, In one way. He says h In a bad way for making the greatest ready to wait till that comes." possible income out of bis herd. 'Ned Kilmeny Is a man out of a mil So many men cannot yet realize tha lion. Walt. Give yourself and hlra a absolute necessity for use of the Bab- chance. In a few days we'll be start cock test for butterfat percentage deed home." termination. Year after year many a "That's what I've been telling my- - man works all day and half the night self. Everything here reminds me under the mistaken Impression that f him. It will be different then, I the cow that produces the most milk try to think. But down In my heart Is the best cow. Such Is not always don't think it will." the case. "And I know it will," the matron The cow that produces 40 pounds of told her promptly. "Time, my dear, a day that tests 2.8 per cent re milk heals all our woes. Youth has great turns 1.120 pounds of butterfat which a In powers. you recuperative year when sold at 40 cents a pound returns will wonder how he ever cast such a an Income of 45 cents dally. The cow spell over you." that produces 25 pounds of milk a day Moya heard the last belated reveler 5 per cent returns 1.250 pass down the corridor to Ms room testing of butterfat which when sold before she fell asleep. When sh pounds 40 cents returns 50 cents per day. awoke It was to see a long shaft of at In the course of a month the cow pro early sunshine across the bed. 15 pounds of milk less a day She rose, took her bath, and dressed ducing for walking. Her desire drew the will return to her owner $1.50 more and If the same relation should hold steps of the young woman away from amount to the busy street toward the suburb. true for a year this would She walked, as always, with the elas $18 difference, which on a herd of 20 tic resilience of unfettered youth. But cows would run lato real money. So It Is not always the low producer the weight that had been at her heart for two days since she had learned that should be culled out There are from Jack Kilmeny's Hps that he was more cows giving 40 pounds of 2.8 per hlghgrader was still tied there too cent milk than most people realize securely to be shaken away by the and usually they are profitable cows. wonder of the glorious newborn day. but so often the cow producing but 25 Returning to the hotel, she met a pounds of 5 per cent milk is regarded man on the porch whose face stirred as an unprofitable cow when In reality Instantly a fugitive memory. He came she returns more than the cow making 40 pounds daily. to her at once, a big leather-skinneman with the weatherbeaten look of A butterfat test on every cow every the West. month of every year will serve as a Aren't you the Miss "Dwlght I've valuable Indication of the true worth heard Jack Kilmeny mention?" of the cows. Such a test can be ob"Yes. This Is Mr. Colter, Isn't It?' tained In almost every section of the g assoHe nodded, watching her with hard state either through g narrowed eyes. "Something's wrong. ciations, circles, cream Can you tell me what It Is? Jack's stations, county extension agents or s mules two of them, anyhow came schools. back to the barn during the night with A little trouble every month may bits of broken harness still attached save many a dollar spent for feed on to them. Looks like there had been an unprofitable cow. H. R. Lascelles, runaway and the wagon had come Fleldman for Colorado State Dairy to grief. The keeper of the livery Commission. stable says Bell took the wagon around to Jack's place and left our of Good Intelligent Care him. He was seen driving town soon after. He has not been seen of Sire I He ran Into the expected ambush a venge. Copyright by O. W. Dillingham Co. Moya combed her long rippling hair "He'll Interfere wl us no more not half mile from the mine, at a point this while cried. h Peale Lady Furquhar laid down the o' side anyway," where the road dipped down a wooded "Not he. An' we'll put him In a fine then you ran to your friend, the high- - law that hedges a young woman from wash. a to gundy slope satisfaction of her generous ImHe safe. with the news. That wag good the "Hands up I" ordered a sharp voice. grave where he'll For the most part the girl Into the wagon grader, the pulses. threw "They body darkI Miss In of the loomed A horseman you. Dwlght. appreciate listened In silence, a flush burning up drove Peale to seat. the climbed anil It apunder the circumstances." ness beside the wagon. A second an unused road that deflected through each of her dusky cheeks. 'Thank you, Mr. Verinder for all There peared from the brush. Other figures along to be said that was Pot. to Jack the one the from running the kind things you mean and can't would avail. nothing emerged dimly from the void. Jack gave his mules the whip and say.' "It Is all very well to be Independent She turned on her heel and walked within CHAPTER XIII the heavy wagon plowed Into the deep limits, my dear, but young a made had end veranda. of the After wheels to the sand. Before the women of our class are subject to the were two revolutions the leaders thought he followed her JJr Verinder Is Treated to moment's that go with our privileges. nave 1 suia a wuru iuu mucu, anas penalties stopped. Other men swarmed up the I was a girl I rebelled bjtt had When a side of the wagon, dragged the driver surprise. Dwlght? You did listen to a private So must you." Lady FarThe morning after the seizing of conversation you weren't meant to to obey. from his seat, and flung him to the herself to admire Interrupted quhar In came to breakfast ore Verinder to ran And the didn't you hear, you? ground. vivid rebel she was admonishing. the not could he so In mood a that I'm was burled Jubilant Even though his face wrong. "What wonderful hair you have so your friend with It? If the sand and two men were spread long keep to himself the cause of his please correct me." and thick and wavy. It must over his body, the captive was enjoy- exultation. daresav you're right. We'll let long Kilmeny and Farquhar a care." deal of take great were away on a hunting trip, and none it go at that. If you please." ing himself. "Yes," Moya said absently. "This Is no way to treat a' man's of the ladles except Moya was yet up. Verinder was Irritated. Clearly In She did not resent the rebuke Lady his to tell to was I her he conduct He most allowed eager the right, had especially put Jim had come to give her while she anatomy unladylike had she because news to her, ever saw," he protested. always him In the wrong. No doubt she dewas "I'll withdraw listened, Miss Dwlght servedundressing. He was sharply advised to shut up. been such an open defender of the It. She had been unmaldenly, After the pressure on his neck was hlghgrader. She gave him his open- Shall we substitute overheard?" and all for love of this a little relieved, Jack twisted, round ing very promptly, for she was anxious Her angry eyes flashed Into his cold, who did not care the turn were occurred. see had to what ones. his would that to "What know hard you expect vagabond captors enough All day her of a hand for her. connection he some did distant for You me what all masked. know "Has to do? passed been In chaotic ferment had thoughts VerMr. a a Kllhold"What Is this game, boys away and left you fortune, Joyce and me. And he Is Captaf At times she lashed herself with the inder? Or have you merely found a meny's cousin. Could I let him go to up?" he asked. of her own scorn because she A holdup of a holdup," annew gold mine since I sav you last?" prison without giving even a warn- whip for a "Yes. cared thief, for swered one. she asked. ing?" a man who lived outside the law and a me good guesser, Three of the men busied themselves So By Jove, you're you sacrifice "Evidently not. as not ashamed of It. Again it was moving the ore sacks from his wagon Miss Dwlght. I found a gold mine last for him." the knowledge of her unwanted love Could out think to another that had been driven "You think I wasn't Justified?" night. Wonder if you that flayed her, or of the Injustice to of the brush. A fourth, whom he where." "You'll have to settle that with your her betrothed In so passionate a feei Her heart beat faster. "You're so conscience," he said coldly. "Don't Judged to be Bleyer, was directing ng for another man. With all her operations, while the fifth menaced pleased about It I fancy the quartz think I would have been Justified In strong young will she fought against him with a revolver shoved against must have been sacked up for you your place." this devouring flame that possessed the small of his back. You would let him go to prison ready for the smelter," she said career and she knew that she fought in "I'll have the law on you the man who had fought for you vain. lessly. he threatened, living up to the situaVerinder flashed a quick look at her. against odds?" In the shipwreck of her tion. "You'd look fine behind the bars, "Eh, what? How's that?" Does that alter the fact that he she clung to one spar. Soon they to confess her anBleyer." lips Is a thief?" Verinder demanded Moya opened would be on their way back to that "All those sacks transferred yet what she had done, but the arrival of world where she would grily. Tim?" barked the superintendent. had a waiter delayed this. Before he In the groove of convenalters my relation to the fact "It be entirely "Yep." left. Lady Farquhar entered and the and it ought to alter yours. He did tion. Her engagement to Captain "Good. Hit the trail." girl's chance was temporarily gone. Surely Kilmeny would be announced. The wagon passed tut of the draw I was Just telling Miss Dwlght that among the many distractions of Lontoward Goldbanks. For some minutes we've found another gold mine,-Laddon she would forget this debonair the sound of the wheels grinding Farquhar and of all places in the scamp who had bewitched her. of bed of a wagon.' against the disintegrated granite You should have come to me or to the roadbed came back to Jack and In the bed of a wagon I How could for that matter. She Is his India the two guards who remained with that be?" cousin and Is In a different position him. e High-gradFact, 'pon my word! rom you. Don't you see that, my "Hope this will be a lesson to you," ore, too, we funcy; but we'll know dear?" Lady Farquhar asked gently. said the superintendent presently. more about that when we hear from And again Moya said "Yes" wearily. Next time the assayer. "Better take warning. "James and I understand you how Very Important you'll go to the pen sure.' The matron Intercepted the look of you are and how generous. since." Impulsive Too often we fall to appreciate tha "You "Bet you a new hat that by this triumph It was almost a Jeer that Her heart flew to alarm. But Mr. Kilmeny and Mr. Verinder the sire good care. time tomorrow night you fellows won't the mine owner flung toward Miss mean . . . you tninn ne nas Deen value of giving what do you suppose they think?" This animal should be the best we can be cracking your lips laughing.' what hurt?" Mr. understand not Verinder what I care She don't did Dwlght. A poor sire Is a losing propo"Don't know. He's not In town. obtain. no matter thinks." And Moya began to coll her ;' "Take you. Just order the hat left he was talking about, but she saw If he Is registered. sition, Goldbanks raked I've a cinch. calls who man That's at Goldstein's for the that Moya did. hair loosely for the night of the right backing- we and If good Is he?" Where for It. "But tliht's Just It a girl must care. with a toothcomb. "If you'd tell us Just what happened should endeavor to get as large an off"Couldn't he be at his mine?" She can't afford to allow anyone an For an hour by the superintendent's we'd be able to congratulate you more him. "I sent a boy out there. He's not spring as possible from watch Kilmeny was held under guard, Intelligently," the latter suggested. opportunity to think unpleasant things the sire to run with the Allowing Pot." at to the Jack has her She her. about rep guard Then, after warning the hlghgrader masking her anxiety. If he la What is It that you think? Tell herd Is a wasteful practice. utation very Jealously." not to return to town before daybreak, "Jove, I wish I could like to tell on more fe should be used he good been And I suppose I've playing me, she cried sortiy. the two men mounted and rode swiftly you the whole story. We pulled off a males Instead of being allowed to "You're his friend, aren't you?' ducks and drakes with mine," Moya away. Jack was alone with his mules ripping surprise on one of your wear himself out on a few head. "Yes." a home Is hairpin. I'm said, and his empty wagon. of It pushing friends. But the deuce As an Illustration, a good bull of "There's some talk around town that What I I don't say that, dear. He restrained himself no longer. sworn to secrecy. We played me mature came I age will serve a herd of 125 was held up he misun Bleyer. by Mr. up Is that Kilmeny may say Mirth pealed in rich laughter from his highgraders' game and stepped a bit If the breeding Is done under head Foul or him Verinder. see In to here him." interest derstand your throat, doubled him up, shook him un outside the law for once. Let It go limitation. He should be kept up In He may think I'm in love with him plav of some kind, that's my guess, til he had to hang onto a wagon wheel at this, that the fellow had to swallow But you surely don t think that well lighted and ventilated quarters Is that It?" flashed the girl. for support. At last he wiped tears a big dose of his own medicine. with access to a pen for exercise. Mr. the a man's Give He Bleyer or Mr. Verinder would vanity might from his eyes, climbed Into the wagon, Moya pushed one more question " One service of the sire Is sufficient him?" hurt and chance least and continued on the way to the Jack home. "Nobody hurt, I suppose?' "Have I Said a Word Too Much, Miss The look of dogged resolution on and more simply tends to tear down A reckless Impulse to hurt herself Tot. At Intervals his whoop of gajety his and pocketOnly his feelings Dwlflht?" the same which leads a man to grind the man's granite face did not soften. his vitality. He should be kept In Just rang out boyishly on the night breeze. book. But I fancy one hlghgrader has on an aching tooth In heady rage They'll have to show me and by good ordinary condition and not too was He woman are whistled he the to service you cheerfully. Again learned that Dobyans Verinder knows a great G d I If they did" flame. a like fat, in order to get the best results. Moya swept mean In the best of humor with himself and his Does that encaged to marry. way about a bit, you know Her mind flew with consternation to The feed should be good and substan"Then he would think the truth. to the world. For he had played a pretty you?" nothing filled The subject Moya's thoughts "What's the use of the attack upon Kilmeny that had tial and should not be overbalanced 'The fellow was playing oft his own she lnterrunted. good Joke on Bleyer and Verinder, one all day. Had Kilmeny after all failed But Verinder one way or the other. It? I . . . I'm in love been made by Bleyer. denying with full Its at would I owe him see I he? don't appreciate wasn't they to take advuntage of her warning? Or bat, had told her nobody had been hurt Good Intelligent care of the sire will him." with anIn a day or two. He would have given owner sulkily had his opponents proved too shrewd anything," the mine the taken have Could In more efficiency In the breed hlghgrader result protest they Moya." Farquhar's Lady when to be deal a good they present From what Verinder hud swered. "Truth is. I'm about fed up came In a horrified gasp. prisoner? Were they holding him for ing operations. Would for him? made a certain discovery. lot. the That's a bad him. with He's had Jack surmised that told her she The young woman turned her slim some purpose? Moya smile when Verinder told her tried to reach the railroad with his ore long and shogt of him. I don't deny Mr. Verinder gets up about this In me chair with supple grace body how the tables had been turned? Or daredevil. What a he's Producing Good Milk and been Intercepted. But why had so as to face her chaperon. Beneath time usually," she said. would she think it merely another In he not of Is full them, town In his plans after her of It? This he said He him. producing good milk certain con for burned changed I'm waiting the dark eyes spots of color stnnce of his depravity? ditions are essential. A good cow once. talk with him? Surely he was not the There was no question of his going to through the tan. at would be down over The road wound up and down kind of man to walk like a lamb into prison. I Intended only to get buck Will you tell me anything you find stable has sufficient light and ventila It s true. I've cared . . . ever some of the ore he and his friends scarred hillsides and through gorges a baited for him. met out we hlra." please? I'll be on the veranda tion. Sunlight Is a fine disinfectant since trap which cut Into the range like sword have stolen from me." and detrimental to bacterial growth. dressed In afternoon Late the Moya, to love ever made upstairs." "And he has he clefts. From one of these It crept up In "I didn't know that" Colter Joined her a quarter of an Smooth walls make It easier to keep riding costume, was waiting on the you?" a stiff slope toward the Jack Pot. One "Would It have made any difference "I saw both Bleyer and the stable clean, and discourage the for India and her brother "Never. He's thought only of Joyce, hour later. hundred and fifty yards from the mine hotel porch down If you had?" saw Verinder she Verinder. got something up accumulation of dust and chaff. Tight when coming more They've It makes shameless, what That's a rest. Jack drew up to give the mules She considered. "I'm not sure." I don't think they floors are sanitary and are easily In a sulky was he but street. That the their to a moment took sleeve, Lady Farquhar His Ilts framed themselves to 111 Captuln Kilmeny and India emerged absorb humor was apparent. news. "I never know where Jack Is or what has be cleaned and kept clean. whistle the first hHrs of a popular song. and bore down upon dreamedtheIt unwelcome hotel from the KI1 and "Lord Captain wns as bad as this. Of come of him. They pretended to think Farquhar but the sound died stillborn. Sharply came back a couple of hours them. course I knew he Interested you a goo; I was trying to put one over on them.' through the clear night air rang a rllle meny she suld "All rendy, Moya." cried India. or engaging mm "What will you do now?' way by ago," deal, but " DAIRY NOTES shot. "Heady her." Moya knew that It In "I'll go out to the Jack Pot myself of scorn talk her 4 could not keep Moya Jack did not hear It. A bolt of must be plain to both Captain Kilmeny self out of her voice. "But you dldn t I've reason to believe he Intended td and asked he luck?" morosely "Any had Jagged lightning seared through his with obvious Indifference. Ms sister that they and Interrupt think I was so lost to decency as to go there." brain. The limp hands of the driver some sort. Char Dairy cows do especially well on "A deer apiece and a bear for the ed a disagreement of "If you find out anything " at bis head. You ace throw fell away from the reins and he fell clover pasture. sweet she took the bull by the I am." myself acterlstlcully, know." let you "Yes, I'll to the ground, crumpling as a dry leaf captain." "Mr. Verinder and I are to Colter from us. horns. outwitted went In directly fellow "That her Moya cut Kilmeny "Nonsense," chaperon that Is crushed In the palm At least I'm Raising good calves properly Is one after all," he broke out abruptly through quarreling. sharp common sense. "You're Bleyer. The superintendent entered a wsy to build up a good dairy. From the trtiadow of the Are you?" she asked the with I Must have through. to her denial Jove curt implied charge. had. been "We've fancied by has first that not the girl two men stole Into the moonlight heav mine owner with a laugh. "Miss Dwlght, I don't know what been what Bleyer calls a plant.' man who won't do. It's Imagination A heifer may be bred ily like awkward beasts of prey. They been know I'd "Didn't quarreling, do or do not know. I see someunderstand." for don't "I you deal of a Mjtke It yourself good In rifles hand, crept steadily forward, But I'll Just younger than one that has not dona him was Miss Dwlght" Verinder replied stlflly. get him. That's all you can do." one we has been took from blabbing. rock "The from the never once lifting their eyes well. A few months In waiting to give I've been doing It "You haven't. refuse stuff not worth a dollar, "I can't do that. I ve tried," con say this. When I last saw Jack KU huddled mass beside the wagon the heifer time to grow Is usually well am as I sound this her be to turned She as was all." he "Your lightly meny gold fessed The girl's eyes gleamed. Moya miserably. The first looked stolidly down upon send where paid for when she freshens. the Idea didn't I the least haven't trothed. op minute. snd "They and "Then try again again the white face and kicked the body mine was salted, thenHe had about he need to hasn't Ned You Is. don't he worry really are Hope still sgnln. Remember that you "Not even saHed. gathered pinto, The external condition of rha cow with his heavy boot gone lame." some old dump engaged to a man worth a dozen of him at all. When he wants to turn Is a most Important factor In the pro "By G d, Dave, us be quits wl' Jack the stuff from on side deck up. Verinder had been put out of the him. Call yoor pride to help you.' up he'll be .right "He must have profited by my warn duction of clean milk, and dirt on tha KIlmny.' "It seems that I have none. I've Don't ask me what his play Is, for I outside of the animal's body la one of picture. He turned and walked Into The other It was Peale, the Cornish ing, after all," Moya said quietly don't know. It may be to get me and the greatest sources of milk contamiThe little man's eyes narrowed the lobby of the hotel, suddenly re told myself forty times that he's ndner had stepped on a spoke of the to Lady hlghgrnder and that doesn't help." Verinder In bad with the miners. Just nation. wheel and pulled himself up so that he "Eh? How'i that? Did you say your solved to make a complnlnt be sure of one thing: he's grand "You the about was don' way alarmed. Moya Her Dwlght friend Farquhar bed Into the down the of warning?" could look ma mean that you would marry standing." In spite of herself she felt a sense hod Interfered with his plans. Abundance of pure air for the dairy Now he broke out with an wogob. She was amazingly relieved. "I'm so cows Is who Is a a man who steals ore?" Lady Farquhar listened with a con of error at having played the traitor oath. fully as Important as a I . . him I It was glad. "No. veil. wouldn't thought to was careful perhaps" to she I marry didn't like tempt to her host "Sorry. ration. There may be times "The wagon's empty. I had and Verinder Mr. he me a which man If wanted even he code not according to the that "thathim. Thanks for when It Is Impossible to supply tha "What!" Trefoyle straightened In do It. but" goo your fallen that far. "What Ii It Jon did? he asked should run with the tale of Ms Inju doesn't. I haven't ration, but never Is It Imstantly, then ran to see for himself. "Glad to hesr you say that, an opinion of us, but really we didn't,' rles to a young woman's chaperon to secure an abundance of For a moment he could not speak for bluntly. possible In "I told Mr. Kilmeny that bis plan Yet she sympathized with him even swered Isdv Farquhar wif a sigh of he retorted BEhis dryest manner, the rage that surged up In him. "The pure air. CONTINUED.) In (TO arms took her the relief. She girl defended while she Moya. d d rubber baa r.iade fool of us'n," he was discovered. -All milking utensils should receive The mine owner received Lndy Fsi- - and pafted one of the shoulders over He subdued his You told him." cried savagely. Chritt EUtttd King careful attention. They shpuld not were like bar anger for the moment. "If It Isn't ak quhar's explanations In skeptical al- which the htlr had cascaded. "My lr furv tip ' In 1327 Christ was elected klnf of only he thoroughly washed and scalddear. It's hard. You're Intense and barians, cursing tmpotently the man Ing too much how did you know any lencw. In his opinion, Moya's Interest a smsll Independent ststa ed, but they should also bo set out la to bur: to But emotional. d got to you've Florence, had In Jack nothing Kilmeny i.i.iii. mill ii white line shining In the thing about It?" She felt herself rushing with shame. with the relationship between tha op, as James ssys. Tou're brsve and In Itsly. Tha election wss by actual the open where they can be further mouoilght. They had expected to pay Make a winning ballot He wool sterilised by tha direct rays of ths you're strong-willea tfrbt of vengeance and to win a for but she answered lightly enough. "You scamp and the captain. fel so be sua. to but 0ht." so liked near hsve the secrets flatly, say shouldn't dlscuM The same latter stroke. at the tune All that a mm wants here txlow is "Whst about . . . Nedr It safer to let his msnner convey th breakfast-room- , Mr. Verinder.' they had missed. The disappointment nms than he's set "Doss hs usoettr . and Innuendo. la her heart Lady Ftrqabar "I set. Yon listened . them to stark luaa well-define- 1 1 light-hearte- d d self-respe- well-ordere- d cow-testin- cow-testin- Smith-Hughe- . bunk-hous- e mm-der- ed d f their etrlppeo"