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THExTIMES-NEWS- LiiiiHnMMIMIt'IMK:NrfUHftl(iniMlflllllllllllllllinillilllllll)lllll(lllllllllllllllt)llllllllllilll THE Copyrlrht by O. W. Dtlllnghm 1 1 , NEPHI, UTAH IIIMIi;ililllllllillMIIIIIHIIiillllll)IIHHIIIi)?ilt?UI(lllHIHIII)llim'"IIIIIHlll By Wm. MacLeod Raine Co. lUUIinnnilllllMnHMIIHMIMIIIIIIIIIIIMIIIhirHllllMllliniiihiiuniMMIIhliiiilllllllllllltllllllllllllltillllllllllll IHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIilllHIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIItllllllllinilllllllllll 0! waylaid him . . . and karied hlra it old mine." Moya faced them tensely, a slim wraith of a girl with dark eyes that blu.ed. She had forgotten all ubout conventions, ull about what they would think of her. The one thing she suw was Jack Kllmeny in peril, culling for help. But Lady Farquhar remembered what Moya did not. It was her duty to defend her charge ugainst the errant Impulses of the heart, to screen them from the callous eyes of an unsympathetic world. 'You jump to conclusions, my dear. Sit down and we'll talk It over." 'No. Ho called for help. I'm going to take it to him." Again Verlnder laughed unpleasant ly. Moya did not at thi3 moment know the man was in existence. One sure purpose flooded her whole being. She was going to save her lover. India wavered. She, too, hud lost color. "But you're only guessing, dear." 'You'll find It's true. We must fol low that pipe and rescue him. Tonight." "Didn't know you were subject to nerve attacks, Miss Dwlght," derided Verinder uneasily. Moya put her hands In front of her eyes as If to shut out the picture of what she saw. "He's been thrre for five days . . . starving, mnybe." She shuddered. "You're only guessing. Miss Dwlght. What facts have you to back It?" Bleyer asked. "We must start at once this very hour." Moya had recovered herself and spoke with quiet decision. "But first we must find where the pipe leads." Bleyer answered the appeal in Lady Farquhar's eyes by rising. He believed it to be a piece of hysterical folly, Just as she did. But some Instinct of chivalry In hlra responded to the call made upon him. He was going, not to save Kllmeny from an Imaginary death, but to protect the girl that loved him from showing all the world where her heart was. "I'll be back Inside of an hour1 Just as soon as I can trace that pipe for you. Miss Dwight," he said. "After all, Moya may be right," India added, to back her friend. "It's Just possible," Bleyer conceded. some SILOS IMPORTANT FOR FEEDING COWS experiment a silo not only Increases the yearly profits of the farm but eliminates many uncertainties of live stock raising; and dairy farmers are realizing more and more the place of the silo In the successful feeding of dairy cows. Many products which If fed dry have little feed value are converted Into splendid feed by a silo, says W. J. Keegan, extension dairy husbandry-ma- n at Clemson college. In discussing the Importance of silos in dairying. Sixty per cent of the feeding value of a good corn crop Is In the ears and 40 per cent In the stalks and leaves. When the crop Is a partial failure, a much greater percentage of the total nutrients Is In the roughage, nnd In the event of protracted drought, the onta!ns practically roughnge often all of the food elements. Putting the corn In the crib, therefore, does not mean that the crop Is all harvested. Can the farmer afford to waste 40 cents out of every dollar when by putting his corn crop In the silo, he can get Its full value, 100 per cent? No. Silage has no equal as a succulent and economical feed for dairy cattle. It keeps np the flow of milk when pnstures are short, and during the winter months It keeps up milk production at less cost than dry forage alone. The Ohio experiment station has shown that a silage ration produces butterfat for 41 per cent less cost than does a grain ration. Besides, a silo Is a very economical storage , place, as ten tons of silage can be stored In the same space as one ton of hay. The filling of the silo can be done In wet as well as In dry weather, while other crops would be entirely lost If harvested under these conditions. If enough silage Is produced all the year round, the pasture acreage can be reduced and thus a larger acreage may be used for cultivation. Another great advantage of the silo Is that the land npon which silage Is grown is cleared early In the season and ready for fall and winter crop either rye or oats for winter pasture or oats and vetch for hay. Furthermore, the nse of silage during the summer is particularly applicable on d lan. In pasture. It requires one to three or more acres a season for each cow, while one acre of corn In the silo will supply succulent roughage for several cows for a like period. It will not pay to build a silo for less than ten head of dairy cows, but the farmer with at least the minimum number should at once plan to build a silo. The dairy farmer who In the fall has a silo or two full of good corn or sorghum silage, need not worry about what his cows are going to eat. "The one that run through the tunwith the extravagance Verlnder, CHAPTER XIII Continued guarding Jack. What did you do with him?" that went hand In hand with an occa- nel." 13 Miss Kllmeny shook her head. "I "It's a bally lie. I didn't stay with sional astonishing parsimony, had orShe laughed. "1 did think perhaps see anybody tap. Perhaps one didn't oilskin to and dered him." suits waterproof Bleyer guard , you knew where he was." "That's right, you didn't. You came boots made especially for his guests. of us touched It by chance." "Well, I don't and I don't want to," "No. That couldn't be. The tap he snapped. "The less I see of him back with the others. But you know A room was reserved for the young came seven times together, and after ladles at the mine, equipped for this what Bleyer did. Out with It." the better I'll be satisfied." "I don't admit a word of what you one occasion to serve as a boudoir I had answered it seven times more." The superintendent of the Verlnder "Seven times?" asked Bleyer quickly. where they might dress In comfort. said Verlnder doggedly. say," hud found a note addressed properties "Yes seven. But, if you didn't tup, The mine owner's guests donned, Colter had trapped him Into a half to him in one of the sacks of quartz who did?" taken from Kllmeny. The message, admission, but he did not intend to with a good deul of hilarious merri"Sure It wasn't Imagination?" Verlnment, the short skirts, the boots and genial to the point of Impudence, had say any more. a The costumes der suggested. the rubber helmets. little spoke Moya timidly. lie hnC his expelittle hoped enjoyed "Imagination!1 I tell you It was re"Wait a minute, please, Mr. Colter. could not have been called becoming, rience as a holdup. To Blayer, always the for were suited but again and again," Moya said me alone. Let peated Verlnder talk with Mr. seVious-mindc- d eminently they a man, this levity had Never the of want I Quit. wet, Impatiently. tunnels to we he'll tell think what damp you added insult to injury. Just now the After they had entered the cage it "Spirit rapping," surmised Joyce very mention of the highgrader's know." Jack's friend looked at her with was a little terrifying to be shot so lightly. "It doesn't matter, anyhow, name was a red rag to his temper. It since it served Its work of comforting was bad enough to be bested without sharp suspicion. Was she trying to rapidly down into the blackness of mine. Moya." the Her candid a make him? of dupe being jeered at by the man who had "It might have been some of the "Don't be afraid. It's quite safe," glance denied it. set a trap for him. told workmen," them Lady Farquhar guessed. all "All him Talk to cheerfully. Bleyer like, you right. It was well on toward evening be"Must have been," agreed Bleyer. At the tenth level the elevator fore Colter paid his promised visit to but you'll do your talking here," he an And yet we're not working that end Miss Dwlght. She found him waiting agreed curtly before he turned on his stopped and they emerged into of the mine now. The men had no few a space. heel and walked open steps. away ride for her upon her return from a We're going to follow this drift," business there. Odd that it was seven wants he must him "You what tell with Captain Kllmeny, Verlnder and raps. That is call for help. It means to know, Mr. Verlnder," urged the explained the superintendent. Joyce. woman in a low voice. "SomeThey seated themselves In ore cars danger." Moya, as soon as she had dismount- young A bell of warning began to toll In thing has happened to his friend. We and were wheeled Into a cavern lighted, walked straight to him. ed at Intervals by electric bulbs. Pres- Moya's heart. It rang as yet no clear It must clear help up." Mr. "What have you found out, "I'm not responsible for what has ently the cars slowed down and the message to her brain, but the premoniColter?" tion of something sinister and deadly "Not much. It rained during the happened to his friend. What do you occupants descended. sent a sinking sensation through her. "This way," ordered Bleyer. me to do? Peach on Bleyer, Is night and wiped out the tracks of want Verlnder sat up with renewed Inter They, followed in single file Into a wagon wheels. Don't know now far that It?" Send for him and tell Mr. hot, damp tunnel, which dripped mois- est. "I say, you know spirit rapping. "No. Jack got or where he went, but the ture in big drops from the roof upon Weren't yot jelling me, Bleyer, that remains of the wagon are lying at the Colter the truth." him and see "I'll rough, uneven floor of stone and quartered hanged bottom of a gulch about two miles dirt where pools of water had occafirst," he replied angrily. from the Jack Pot." "If you don't, I'll tell what I know. sionally gathered. The darkness In "How did it get there?" driven "I wish you could tell me that. There's a life at stake," Moya cried, creased as they moved forward, men for a the back the voice. candles of In a of her by trace agitation a Couldn't have been runaway or the could scarce than "The farther he "Fiddlesticks!" space they 6hrugged. mules would have gone over the edge worked reach with outstretched hands. of the road too." He stepped forward fellow's full of tricks. He one on us the other night. I'm hanged Moya, bringing up the rear, could was Verlnder as to about pass quickly hear Bleyer explain the workings to Into the hotel. "I want to have a talk If I let lit in play me again." "You must. I'll tell Captain Kll- those at his heel. He talked of stopes, with you." CHAPTER XV and Lord Farquhar. I'll not let drifts, tunnels, wage scales, shifts, meny The little man adjusted his monocle. seriore other is and that matter 8ulJects It this The rest way. "Ye-eWhat about, my man?" The Acid Test were as Greek to Joyce and India. Where is ous." "About Jack Kllmeny. "I'm not going to be bullied into say- The atmosphere was oppressively close Jacy Kllmeny opened his eyes to he? What do you know? I'm going and and the ollskkis that Moya find himself In darkness utter and to And out If I have to tear it froja ing a word. That's the long and short worewarm, seemed to weigh heavily upon "Let in he of disgust. It," except for a pinpoint of light repeated complete vonr throat." If he wants to. her. She became aware with some angleaming from far above. His head Verlnder was no coward, hut he was Bleyer tell the fellow was whirling and throbbing painfully. I'll have nothing to do with It. We're noyance at herself that a falntness a product of our modern was stealing over her brain and a has hapSomething wara and moist dropped He glanced around hastily. The not responsible for what mistiness over her eyes. To steady into his eyes, and when he put his if anything has." pened followed the into had Joyce captain she stopped, catching at the herself Mr. and I'll hand up to Investigate the cause he "Then Bleyer." go get on lobby. Moya and he were alone knew it must be blood from a wound. "Just as you please. I'd see this rough wall for support. The others. the piazza with this big savage who ruffian at Halifax first. If you ask me." unaware that she was not following. Faintly the sound of voices and of looked quite capable of carrying out harsh laughter drifted down to him. The angry color flushed his face again moved on. With a half articulate his threat. s he thought of the Insult to which little cry she sank to the ground. Presently this died away. The still "Don't talk d d nonsense," the mine When she came to herself the lights ness was almost uncanny. e had been subjected. owner retorted, flushing angrily. To Colter Moya explained her pur had disappeared. She was alone In Something laid me out, I reckon. Colter did not answer in words. The His Must have been a bad whack." tie nouaea agreement wunuui the most profound darkness she had strong muscular fisgers of his left pose, ever known. It seemed to press upon finger found a ridge above the temple hand closed on the right arm of Ve- words. which had been plowed through the After two or three attempts she got her so pohderably as almost to be tanrlnder Just below the shoulder with a on the telephone gible. The girl was frightened. Her thick curly hair. "Looks as though a the s superintendent pressure excruciatingly painful. all sorts to and mine bullet hit me. Golden luck ar began Mollie imagination conjure Gibson at the found himself moving automatNo. I Know Now Who Called for glancing and explo it didn't finish the Job with him that lie was to come of dangers. Of cave-in- s ically toward the end of the porch. ranged Jack Was Kilmeny." Help. It A sharp pain shot once. A few minutes sions she had heard and read a good He moved. He had to clench his teeth to keep to the hotel at deal. ' Anything was possible In this there was a his lower right leg. Trying through later he drove up in his car. some accident there big from crying out. thousand-toot-deeIn grave. to rise, he Bllpped down at once fr m Moya put the case to him. years ago? "Let me alone, you brute," he Perhaps the ghosts of Blever turned to his employer. "You frightened, Ineffective little voice she some of the lost miners were sending a badly sprained ankle. Every muscle gasped. cried out to her friends. I know?' a message to their wives. Eh, what?" In his body ached, as If he had been Colter paid no attention until his want me to tell Colter what Instantly there came an answer a of a band care turn my "I don't "The accident was In the Golden Jarred by a hard fall. victim was backed against the rail faint tapping on the wall almost at Nugget, 'Better have a look around first," an mine. The propThen he released the whether you tell the fellow or not,' Jn a corner. her ear. She listened breathlessly. erty was adjoining he told himself. the drawled pres and Verlnder, out ignoring well worked was he millionaire manhandling. and caught again that faint far ta- p- has never pretty Groping In his pocket, he found a been opened since the dis"You're going to tell me everything ence of Colter. Instinctive case and struck a light. What tap tap match tap. tap tap at aster." The superintendent peered Moya you know. Get that Into your head. fashion over the ly her hand went out, groping along in Ms The color had ebbed from Moya's he saw made him shudder. From the the wall until It fell upon a pipe. Even Hps. She was a sane young woman ledge upon which he lay fell away s glasses on his nose. "Can't see that as she touched this the sound came not bottom of which could only I'm It matters much. Miss Dwtght. given to nerves. But she had wor- gulf, the bit about Jack Ell again, and along with It the faintest ried a great deal over the disappear- be guessed. His eyes, becoming acnot worrying of vibrations. She knew that some- ance of Jack darkness, made ont This, coming customed to the meny, but. If Colter and you are, rm Kllmeny. at a distance was hitting the pipe on body on con know I For that he was In some sort of shaft. of shook her It, composure. top willing to tell what a piece of quartz or metal. she was fighting with the dread that thirty feet or more below the surface. dition that you keep the facts to your with Stooping, she found a bit of broken the spirit of the man she loved had Rotten from age, the timberings had selves." Three times she tapped the been trying to talk with her. slipped and become Jammed. Upon 'I'll keep quiet If you haven't In- rock. An The some of these he was resting. once. came at answer ! pipe. weird "How In chattered Colter gayly. Joyce lured Jack any way," him Tap tap tap tap tap tap-taMoya, you must write an account of sprained ankle, by preventing amended. She tried two knocks. Again the your experience for the Society for from moving, had saved him from He was sound as a "We haven new dollar when I left hlra Tuesday response of seven taps sounded. Four Psychical Itesenrch. Put me in It, plunging down the well. blows brought still seven. He held out a sliver dollar and Why nl please." night. Want to hear the particulars?' not It. From the time the coin seven? but did She know, ways dropped Bome It must been rm "Of have course. here for, snapped "That's what took to strike Jack judged he was she was greatly comforted to know of the men, but I don't see " Colter. hundred feet from the bottom. that her friends were In communica Moya interrupted the superintendent Bleyer told the whole story so far tion with her. After all, she was not The flare of a second match showed sharply. An Intuition, like a flash of as he knew It. alone. light, had illuminated her brain. him a wall ladder leading down, but A light glimmered at the end of the "Where does Hint pipe run, Mr. unfortunatelyIn It did not extend shove CHAPTER XIV him except tunnel and moved slowly toward her. Bleyer?" rotting fragments. What Bleyer's voice called her nnme. Pres "Don't know. Maps of the workings hnd happened he could guess. Supposing him to be dead, hla enemies ently the whole party was about her tit the office would show." Spirit Rapping ex with and bad dropped the body down this de "Will sympathetic questions find out?" left and you Kllmeny please Captain Farquhar "Glad to look It up for you. Miss serted shaft. Not for a moment did next day for another short hunting planatlons. She made light of her fainting at Dwlght. I'm a little curious myself." be doubt who they were. The voices trip. The captain had offered to give hnd been unmistakably Cornish, and "I mean now at once." It np, but Moya had urged upon him tack, but Verlnder Insisted on -- getting He glanced at her In quick surprise. even without that evidence he would that It would not be fair to disappoint her back to the upper air In plte of his companion. He had gone reluc her protests. He had discovered that Was she asking him to leave the din have guessed Penle and his partner as ready to return to ner table to do It? I,ady Farquhar the guilty one. tantly, because he saw that his fiancee Joyce was quite Since he could not go up he went was worried. His own opinion waa the sunlight, now that her curiosity saw how colorless Moya was and down, moving warily so as not to Jar his cousin Jack had disappeared was satisfied. A very little of any- came to the rescue. that It Rained During the for reasons of his own. 'Not Much. thing that was unpleasant went long "My dear, you are a little unstrung, loose the timbers upon which he lay. flight and Wiped Out the '"rack ef Colter did not relax In his search way with Miss Seldon, and there wns aren't you?" she snld gently. "1 think Every rung of the ladder he tested Wagon Wheels." But as the days passed hope almost something about this underground we might find something more rheer- - with great care before he put his died within him. Jack had plenty of tomb that reminded her strongly of an ful to tnlk about. We always have weight upon It. Each step of the Jourfor neck I'll O your wring d, Or, by ney down sent a throb of pain from the weather." enemies, as an aggressive fighter In a Immense grave. ou." At dinner Verlnder referred to the have. Ills rose, trembling. "No. I know the ricked ankle, even though he restmust new Moya always country before never had The Englishman "Feel quite fit now who called for help. It was Jack ed his weight on his hands while he fear wns that some of them nttnek 'of vertigo. f)en confronted with such a situation. friend's lowered himself. From the last rung Miss his to death again. Pwlght?" Kilmeny." had decoyed Kllmeny IT- w! n citizen of a country where It was by actunl count the one huncentered Verlnder was the first to break the "Quite, thank you." Moya was a wealth hedges a man from such as- The suspicion of the miner he stepped to the both lierause little Irritated at the reference, be- strained silence. "Hut that's nonsense, dred forty-thirand Peule Trefoyle, upon ebbed his from color face, saults. The ground. trouble with cause she was ashamed of having you know." so had had Jack recently a with rush. then came Another match showed him a drift knew before "It's the truth. He was calling for given way to physical weakness. "It "Go to the devil, you big bully." he them and because they was nothing. I was a goose. That's help." remove th running from the foot of the shaft. to his Intention of hand fliinir out sharply. "Where from? What would he be Along this be dragged himself slowly, ore. But lie could find no evidence all." Moya, taken by surprise at Colter's uncertain of direction but determined his Bleyer, a guest for the evening, de- doing down in a mine?" base to which feeling, m..n though watched had her. of abrupt desertion know. . , . Yes, I do, too." to find out what possibility of escape fended the young woman from her In company with "I don't and dep he "urly. flare with amazement the subsequent the Cornlshnien own scorn. "It often takes people that Moya corrected herself, voice break-In- his prison offered. For two hundred Now she crossed the porch uty sheriff, had put tin. tinder the stress of her emotion yards the tunnel led forward and examination. a way the first time, what with the heat grilling through toward them. I once knew the closeness. has been put down there to die." brought him np sharply at an ImpsM. and "He the (lint understood been had It "What are you doing, Mr. Colter?" blocked further advance. die." Joyce echoed the words A cave-I'To women should take a trip champion pugilist to keel over while young the ma'am," "None of your funeral, "Check," Jack told himself aloud mine." in a frightened whisper. Never Quit before they be was going through the mo through a not miner answered bluntly, "Were you afraid when you found but for one reason or Itohjsns Inughed. "This Is absurd. grimly. ment Itftiag Ms hard eyes from erln left fjoldbank. (TO BB CONTWKD.) alone?" asked. Who under heaven would put him until been had Joyce yourself this postponed another der. "Better unload what yon know wss until "I there?" had and you tapped." Farquhar the after rsptsln tncontidtrat had a talk with Quint SnlndiiT flash of light burned In A second I'e Indls looked puzzled. on their final hunting etpedl-tlon- . "Tapped. I know all he knows, that Blever nnd started The meekest man In the world Is the girl. "That man, Pesle and What do you meant" after their upon afternoon second The held ion and him with two other lads "On the pip." the other ruffian. They knew shout the wardea who puts a tack In the was the one decided upon nn l.rk anil took hi ore away. Ttie ilppftrttire shluiutut Just as you did. The electric c ball. iJlsoa, "What t)lD" the adventure. little the for Ui.H m thm left tmi nrd I'.leje high-grad- e s. super-civilizatio- Dob-yan- farmers and Business stations have that found hlgb-prlce- p near-sighte- d p t 1) ft n fr Average Production of Cows Holstein-Friesia- n A total of 20,030 cows pure bred now Holstein-Friesia- n have completed yearly production records in the advanced registry of the Ilolsteln-Frles-laAssociation of America with an average of 15,003.2 pounds milk and 52S.49 pounds butterfat, equivalent to 600.6 pounds butter, according to the report of the superintendent of advanced registry for the last fiscal year recently closed. The average yearly production for cows Is 17,548.2 pounds 7,109 full-agmilk and 742.0 pounds butter; for 10.540.7 senior pounds milk and 6117.3 pounds butter; 10,011 for 1.005 Junior pounds milk and 67S.4 pounds butter; for 1,773 senior pounds milk and 051.7 pounds butter; for 1.093 Junior 14,531 pounds milk and 614.5 pounds butter; for 2.312 senior 13,071.7 pounds milk and E01.7 pounds butter, and for 3.703 Ju13,0K pounds milk nior and 555 pounds butter. Of these 20,030 cows 84 r.old yearly records of over 1,000 pounds butter-fa- t, or 1,250 pounds butter, and 58 have In 865 consecutive days produced over, 30,000 pounds milk. n e 1,-4- three-year-old- .3 three-year-old- Feeding Dairy Cow It Is easy to let the cow slip dowa In her milk production, but very hard to bring her back. The cow that milked well during the early part of the summer, when the pnstures were good. If allowed to go down when the pastures are poor and the flics a torment, will never come back and milk In ths fall and winter as she shonld. A little feed will not only hold her from going down, but make It possible her np to a good level for to months to come. kp Dehorn Bull Calf Early If a bull calf Is dehorned early In life It should he done with caustic potash soon after the animal Is a week old. If neelected at that time It Is better to wait until the bull l becom- ing old and shows a tendency f be come ugly. Then the removal of the horns will calm the bull and make him more easily handled for quite a long time. Pome bull calves are neglected and not given the best of rations or a clean stable. This helps to reduce their vitality and It never psy.