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THE man t love. Isn't that a good deair 7 CHAPTER XVII WniMacLood Raine COPYRIGHT Ay 0 W OIU.INOHAM Cnotinued 15 Alone with the westerner, Joyce felt her blood begin to quicken. "Are you quite , . . recovered?" the asked. Their eyes met. In his there was a taint cynical smile of amusement. 'Quite." She understood the double meaning Her lashes fell to the In his words. soft Cheeks, then lifted agala "I thought perhaps there might be . . . that you might still be . . ." He shook his head vigorously. "It was only a dream. I can laugh at it now and at myself for taking It seri- Cft bucket. "I'm 'frald," she announced promptly. "No need to be. Captain, your turn." The eyes of the two men met Ned Kllmeny guessed Instantly that the other had arranged this so as to get a few minutes alone with Moya. He took a place beside hla sister Immediately. The cable did not stop again until the second pair of passengers had reached the mine. Moya, followed by Jack, stepped Into the bucket, which began to rise steadily as It moved across the valley. Kllmeny did not lose a minute. "Why don't you let me see you alone? Why do you run away from me?" htf demanded. Little patches of color burned be neath the shadoxvs of her eyes. A sound as of a distant surf began to beat In her ears. "What nonsense! Why should I run from you?" she asked, meeting with difficulty the attack of bis masterful gaze. "Because you're afraid to let me tell you that I love you," he charged. "Thought It was Joyce you . . .' fancied," she retorted quietly, her pulse hammering. "So It was. I fancied her. I love you. I'm asking you to marry me." "Tou don't have to ask me to marry you because you exaggerate the serv- NEPHI, UTAH TIMES-NEW- The desire of her, pure as a flame. swept through him. "It's the greatest thing that ever came Into mv life rn you think I'm going to let It end there? im going to ngtit for our happiness. I'm going to beat down the things that come between us." "Tou can't Ifa too late," ahe cried wistfully, "It's never too late for love ao long as we're both alive." "Not for love, but "You've got to see this aa I see It, sweetheart. I'm a man primitive. If I've done wild and evil you like. things plenty of them. What of that? t stougn mem orx ana trample them down. The heart of me la clean. isn't itr' "Yes." To look at him was enough to clear He had the fnnit away all doubt. that go with elemental ure, Dut t bottom thla virile American was sound. full-blood- We both know you'll win In the end. Wouldn't It be fine to work out your success in partnership? Dear, I'd you while you're still a poor man." For a moment the vision of It tempted him, but he put the dream away. No. It won't do. Of course I'm going to win out In the end, but It might take a dozen years to set me on Easy street For a woman brought up as you have been poverty is bell." "Then you think I'm only a doll, sue nasnea. -- you want to put mo back In that hothouse you mentioned Tm just an ornament to dress up and look at and play with." "I think you're a little tinder-box- ,' he said, smiling ruefully. -Lon i you see now it is with me, Jack? I've always craved life. I've wanted to take hold of it with both hands and without gloves. But they would never let me. I've got my chance now if you really love me more than you do your pride and your money. I want to live close to the people as you do." "What did that suit cost your' he asked abruptly. "Don't remember. Twenty-fiv- e pounds, maybe. Why?" "One hundred twenty dollara, say. And you need dozens of dresses In a season. I'll make a guess that it takes five thousand a year to clothe you. That Is nearly twice as much as I'll earn altogether next year if I throw away my stake." She waved his argument aside Stupid boy I I have dresses enough to last me for five years if you'll let me be that poor man's wife, I can make them over myself later and still d be the woman In camp." From above came Captain Kllmeny's shout "We telephoned down. The engineer has the trouble arranged." The cable began to move. "When shall I see you alone, Moya?" Jack demanded. 'I don't know." "I'm going to see you. We've got to fight this out I'll not let Lady Far quhar keep me from seeing you alone. It s serious business." 'Yes," she admitted. "I'll tell Lady Jim. But . . . there's no use In letting you think I'll give up. I can't" You've got to give up. That's all there Is to It." His Jaw was set like a vise. The party above fell upon them as they landed. 'Were you frightened, Moya?" ex claimed Joyce above the chorus of questions. 'Just for a moment." Moya did not look at Jack. "Mr. Kllmeny told me It would be all right." Jack's eyes danced. "I told her we would work out of the difficulty If she would trust me." Moya blushed. It happened that Captain Kllmeny was looking directly at her when his cousin spoke. rather marry ... "Weill Isn't that enouirh? The little movement of her hands toward him seemed to be for nitv "Jackl I can't help It Maybe Tm a little prig, but . . . mustn't we guide our lives by principle and not Dy impulse?" "Do I guide mine by Impulse?" "Don't you?" She hurried on tn contradict, or at least to modify, her reluctant charge. "Oh, I know you are a great influence here. You're known all over the state. Men fniims you wherever you lead. Why should ously." i criticize you who have done notn Joyce bit her lip In vexation. There all my life but lean on others?" Ing not was something quite decent in so 'Go ahead. When I ask you to prompt a recovery from her charms. marry me I Invite your criticism." He did not appear to hold even any "I have to take little steps and to resentment. n ra keep paths. I can't make he. bad did been Nor Kllmeny laws for myself as you do. Those near too the grim realities to brought that have been made may be wrong He found thla hold any petty pique. but I must obey them. young woman still charming, but bis "Why? Why should von? If they're admiration was tinctured with amusewrong, ngnt against them." ment. No longer did his Imagination "I can't argue with vou . . dear play upon her personality. . He focused I know what I think right I But it upon the girl who bad fought for want to think as you do. Oh, you bis life against the ridicule and the don't know how I lonsr to throw mv suspicions of her friends. It was Impos Puritan conscience overboard and Just sible for him to escape the allure of trust your Judgment. I . . . admire her fine sweet courage so gallantly ex you tremendously. But I can't give In every look and motion. pressed in . . , I can But Moya let hlra severely alone. The muscles stood out on his lenn Her pride was suffering because she ice I did you." cheeks as he set his teeth. "You've got "I ask you because I love you." had phown to all her little world too "Thank you very much for the com- to, Moya. Our love has been fore keen an Interest In hlra. In her anxiety ordained. Do you think It is for noth- to repudiate any claim he might think pliment. Sorry I must decline." She did n not look dare hlra. Her eyes she felt she luid upon him the girl was scornfully Indifferent to his advances. were fixed on the mill far below. "Why must you since you love Almost rudely she rejected his grati me?" tude. The telltale pink stained her cheeks. "The man does not owe me anything. Can't he see that honors are easy?' "You take that for granted, do you?" "It's true, I believe. How can I she said Impatiently to Lady Farquhar. Jack Kllmeny was no quitter. He make love to you as other men do? set that lean Jaw of his and would not Lady Farquhar won't let me see you accept repulse. In four days now the alone even If you were willing to Farqujiar party was going to leave give me a chance. In two days you Goldbanks and he made the most of are going out of my life. I must his time. speak the truth . . . bluntly. I love CHAPTER XVIII Moya never saw hltn coming toward you. It hos been that way with me her without having her pulses stirred. ever since vou enme Into my life again, but her look met his always quietly little Moya. But I was blind and Homing Hearts and steadily. Not once did she give didn't see it til! . . . till I was alone had not been brought Jack Kllmeny him a chance to see her alone. Even In the mine with death." up In the dry sunbaked West for noth"I . . . am sorry." Lady Farquhar, who had been a severe ing. The winds of the Rockies had "That Is not enough. I'm going to critic of her vagaries, commended now entered Info his character as well as her discretion. Jack rebelled against hnve the truth. Tou saved my life. Into his physique. He was a willful It In vain. He could not find a chance Whot for? It Is yours If you with a good deal of granite In man, to speak. It was characteristic of him will take It." . A fighter from his his make-upyouth. She looked straight at him. "I can't that he made one. he did not find It easy to yield the you." marry he shrewd By arranged maneuvering point upon which he differed from an expedition to the Silent Sam mine. "Why can't you? Can yon say that Moya. .There was In her so much of t don love me?" The property Itself was of no particu you Impulsive generosity that he had ex In the silence that fol lar Interest. The attractive fenture pected to overpower her scruples. But was a descent In ore buckets from the lowed a stifling emotion raced through she stood like a rock planted in the shaft-housperched far up on the her blood. The excitement In her set solL a In her mill to a throat Woman the pulse beating edge of precipitous cliff, It came to him as he walked home In "I've Mushed Alaska and In the valley below. she Issue. evaded the This was made like, Fought after a long fight with her that In his In Castro Venezuela." "The cable has stopped. What has Against by means of heavy cables to which the heart he did not want her to yield. buckets were suspended. After Jnck happened?" that we met again after all these She was the Moya Dwlght he loved be Ing had explained how the men rode back has It has "Nothing happened. You're mine the one woman cause she would not compromise with and forth by this means between the stopped because I arranged with the years? in the world I want and am going to ner conviction, let, though he wanted mill and the mine India was seized engineer at the hoist to have It stop, have." her to stand firm, he hated the thought with the Inspiration he had hoped for. When I give the signal It will start She shook her head sadly. "No . . . of giving way himself. It galled his "Let's go down In the buckets, dear again." nol" pride that he must come to her with . . "But ." people." out a penny, knowing that she had the "Is It the money I have made He brushed aside her futile protest Lady Farquhar protested and was Is that what stands between means to keep them both modestly. overruled by a chorus of votes. The "I'm going to have this out with you, us? If I were able to come to you Nor could he, without a pang, think of miner assured her that It was entirely Dare you tell me that you don't love without a dollar but with clean surrendering the twenty-eigh- t thou nafe. Iteluctantly she gave permission me, Moya?" sand dollars he had fought for and hands would you murry me then?" He forced her to meet his eyes, and for her flock to make the trip If they He leaned toward her, eager, ardent won. He was no visionary. The value In that moment she felt weak and desired. the color In his cheeks of money he understood perfectly. It passionate, They rode on horseback to the mill. faint. The throb of passion beat tu-- burning to a dull brick tint beneath stood for power, place, honor, the Jack paired with India, making no at multuotisly against her will. the tan. Body and soul she things that were worth having. Given "i'lease be generous. What toward him. All her vital love swayed tempt to ride beside Moya, who of life. what he had. Jack knew he could brought np the rear with the captain. will they think? Let us start," ahe of things beautiful and good and true. double it in Goldbonks within the The westerner, answering the ques- begged. fused In a crescendo of emotion. year. There were legitimate opportu tions of his roiiKln, was at his debonair They will think something is wrong "My dear my dear, I'm only nities for Investment" that were bound Rut It doesn't a girl and I love you." best. Occasionally there drifted hack with the machinery. to make rich returns. But without a Somehow to the couple In the rear fragmentary matter In the least what they think. her hands were burled In the strong dollar he would be like Samson shorn anntrhcs of his talk. He was telling It's my last chance, and I'll not give grip of hla "But I can't live of his locks. i t the time he had been a mule skinIt up. You've got to answer me." on the profits of what I think Is wrong. All through the night he was Joined ner In New Mexico, of how he had The point where the bucket had If It weren t for that . . . Jack, In battle with himself, but when at ridden mall near Demlng. and of fronslopped was a hundred feet above the I'd marry you If you were a pauper early dawn he stood on the top of Son- tier days at Tombstone. Casnol anec- ground below. She looked down, and and thank God for the chance." f hill and faced a sky faintly dotes were sprinkled through his ex- shuddered. He faced her doggedly. "I'm not pink with the warning of a coming a pauper. I ve fought for my share sun hla decision had been made. "It's so far down . . . please." planation to liven them. He spoke In the slurring drawl of the South-we"Then don't look down. Look at me. of the spoils. You've been brought op On his way back he met Moya and which went so well with the Moya. It won't take you a moment to In a hothouse. Out In the world a Miss deldon, Joyce pounced UDon brown lean fare beneath the pinched-Ianswer me." man wlna because he's strong. Do him with a grievance. felt hst and the I I "I have. aald couldn't marry you think It's all been play with me? You haven't told me yet how much vigor nf the man. I've ridden night herd you're going to give for the new hosBy G d, nol yon." "And what Is liurklng a sample'?" "Tell me that you don't love me and In a blizzard when the temperature pital, Mr. Kllmeny. You know we're India wanted to know after one of his I'll give the signal." was below aero. I've done my shift leaving tomorrow, and you'll have to itorlea. "I . . . don't." on the twelfth level of the Never Quit decide at once. Be generous, please. "Ton Just pound some rock up and many a month. I've mushed In Alaska You said yourself It was a good cause." straight at me and ssy It" mix It to get a sample. Once when I She tried to look at him and repeat and fought against Castro In Vene He nodded agreement "The most was drag driver of a herd In a roun- If, but her eyea betrayed the secret zuela. Do you think fro going to I've often orthy charity I know. she wat fighting to keep from blm. give op my atake now I've won It at wondered why some Andrew Carnegie dup" she tnmed The long lashes fell to the hot cheeks last?" Moya heard no more, didn't set th fashion of endowing her attention resolutely to her com- an Instant too late. She looked at hlra tremulously. "I hospitals by wholesale. They ought tried to and her detsrh mind Hla hand found hers. "My little don't ask you to give it op. panion You'll be free to all poor folks out of In man front. She might as Irish wild rose, all sweetness and have o decide that for yourself." from the When a man Is losing his health. well have tried to keep her heart from thorns," he murmured. 'Don't you aee I can't give It np? wages and his family Is scrimping he Above the tumult of her heart she If I do, I lose you. How ran I take ought not to be facing a thirty-dollar- beating. After they had arrived at the mill heard her voice aay, aa If It were that care of you without money?" week hospital charge. Yes, I'm for "I'll do my beet. Jack." Jack quietly took charge of the dispo- of a stranger, "Ifa no use I the new hospital, Miss Seldon." Verlnder and can't , . . marry you." "Too don't understand. sition of the party. It would How strong are you for It?" Joyce be for years ontll I bad made an "Because I'm a hlghgrader?" Joyce were sent op In the first bucket. sked, laughing at her newly acquired When thla wi halfway np to the mine other start I wouldn't let you give American alaag. "Mr. Verlnder has She nodded. "Do you think I'm worse than other op everything onleas I had something promised to give me two dollara for the cabla stopped to let another couple bucket. Joyc, fifty feet op men? Down In the bottom of your to offer. I wouldn't consider It" enter every one I ran raise among my other "Isn't that putting pride before love. friends, go don't be a In the air, waved her band to those heart do ton believe that?" She smiled wanly. "Other men ara Jack? Too know I have a little money A tightwad," supplied Moya with a below. of my own. We could live In very smile. She rould do a little In the "Tan next, India," ordered tier not . . '. making leva to me." "Ara I nothing bat a thief to yen?" decent poverty. I would leva to feel Dative alang herself. coo si a. "I bar told yon that yea ara the that wo were fighting , , , logttbaf. . The rnsf wesoaa stepped Into tba Jack want Into Ma Docket far a t besr-dressis- well-wor- t ... d ? ... ... ... t. n well-packe- "I-oo- k ... a" and a fountain pee. He wrote for a few seconds, tore thi check from the stub, and banded It to Joyce That young woman gasped. "Why you don't really mean It's thousand two hundred for twenty-eigh- t and fourteen dollars," she cried. "And seventeen cents. Please 4on forget that," he added. "But what on earth do you mean? Jack was looking at Moya, and sh( at him with shining eyes In which Joj checkbook TUX CREAM SEPARATOR IMPORTANT MACHINE swam. To encourge dairymen . to adopt methods that will make their cream a Seldon." little more wholesome and the sepa"Because you were rescued from the rator last a little longer, the following mine, I suppose. Still . . ." advice Is given by W. R. Brown, pro"Because I'm engaged to be married fessor of dairying, Manitoba Agriculto the best woman in the world," he tural college. corrected. Instruc"(a) The manufacturer's Joyce whirled upon Moya with Inbe read with care and stant divination. "You little wretch, tions should carried out to the limit Better than and you never told me." If Miss Dwlght had not known It anyone else, be understands the direct herself till this moment she gave no needs of the machine. "(b) Absolute firmness and level-nes- s sign to that effect "We're telling you of the machine are essential. now, dear," she explained. "How long have you been engaged? Failure to secure either means that the bowl will not run true, which deWas It yesterday In the bucket?" Jack laughed. "Nothing so roman- fect will cause not only poor separatic. We've been engaged a little less tion and loss of fat but Injury p than half a minute. You get the first the finer adjustments of the spindle, chance to wish Moya Joy on having and consqeuntly shorter life of the won so great a catch. She's marrying machine. a pauper, you know." "(c) The separator must be kept "I think we're very rich," differed thoroughly oiled with good separator oil, which can be obtained from the his sweetheart shyly. Joyce Hoked from one to the other separator companies. The dirty oil suspiciously. "I haven't a notion what should be drained out occasionally and either of you mean, but I know I'm go- a good cleaning with kerosene accomThis, in turn, should b ing to bang on to this check, Mr. plished. drained off and a new supply of good Millionaire Pauper." Imps of mischief sparkled in the oil added. This makes the machine highgrader'g eyes. "Don't forget that run easier as well as lengthens Its life. Verlnder has to write one for twice "(d) Start the machine slowly and as much." Increase the speed gradually until the Miss Seldon could not help laugh proper speed, which Is Indicated on "I'll see to that He's not a the handle of most separators, ha ing. I wonder how he'll been obtained. This should be mainwelcher, but look when I tell him." tained steadily throughout the time "You ought to tell him as soon as that the milk Is being fed Into the bowL Any carelessness In turning you can," Jack hinted boldly. Oh, ought I? Did you say you had will result, not only In an injury been engaged less than a minute, Mr. machine, but also In unnecessary How much will you give loss of fat In the skim milk. Kllmeny? me to go down now and tell him?" "(e) Before the milk Is turned in, "I've nothing left to give except run into the separator enough warm water (110 to 120 degrees F.) to fill my gratitude." "You're the first man who ever was the bowl. This prevents the milk from sticking to the bowl parts, thus so ungallant as to tell me he would be grateful to have mo leave him." making washing easier and lessening "I'm the first who ever proposed to the loss of fat another girl In your presence. The "(f) Milk should be clean and warm circumstance Is unusual," he flunir when fed Into the bowl. Every precaution should be taken to prevent bock gayly. I didn't hear you propose. AH you dirt getting Into the milk. It Is wise, did was to announce It," she replied however, to make sure that no dirt la in It by using a fine strainer plus four saucily. "That's true, too," admitted Kllmeny. plies of cheesecloth before the milk la Well, I'm going to propose now If It put Into the supply can. Isn't too lata You may stay If you "(g) Have the speed uniform before like." the milk Is turned Into the bowl. Open "Thanks, no." Joyce kissed her the tap to Its full capacity. The float friend. "I hope you'll be very happy. which serves to regulate the discharge dear. I I believe you will." from the supply can, should always Moya choked on her words. "I be used. know I shall, Joy." "(h) Use a flush. Abou- one quart Miss Seldon looked at Jack with an of warm water or fresh skim milk expression In which embarrassment should be run through the bowl after and audacity were blended. "I've althe whole milk. This flushes the bowl ways rather liked your pauper," she free of any cream that may be clotted confided aloud to Moya, In the bowl and thus lessens the loss Her confidences had their limits. of fat Warm water. If used, tends She omitted to mention what had Just to make washing o the Interior parta popped Into her mind, that within the of the bowl easier. had he to her too fortnight proposed "(1) Allow the speed of the machine on the same spot to 'die down' without applying an Jack bowed with exaggerated defer- brake cr pressure. The fact that the ence when she shook hands with him. bowl runs a long time Is proof that He was Just now riding the seventh It runs smoothly and the machine wave of happiness and felt friendly to turns easily. Any effort to stop the the whole world. bowl Is apt to shift the adjustment "Thanki very much. You're a good of the bowl or otherwise put It out scout Joyce." of balance, with consequent loss In 'Good gracious I What may that efficiency. be? Some more of your American "(J) Wash the separator Immedislang, I suppose," She broke away ately after use and exercise the strictfrom persiflage to add seriously s est care In getting all parts of the tin"You're right about one thing, though. ware absolutely clean. It Is conceded You've got the best girl In the world. that Improper cleaning of utensils. InBe good to her. Jack Kllmeny." cluding palls, cans, separators, etc.. With that she turned and walked Is responsible for a big percentage of down the hill. the bad flavor that develops In milk. The other two walked up. Unless rare Is exercised, the separa"I'm so proud of you, Jack, boy," tor offers a good breeding place for whispered one of them. those germs that develop the bad flaHe laughed happily. "I'm proud of vors. myself. I've done the best day's work I ever did for myself when I won Stage Scrub-Bu- ll Trial Moya Dwlght." "You know what I mean. Jack. at Farm Bureau Meetinir What other man would have thrown The trial of a scrub bull In which away a small fortune all he had every part of the proceedings except Just for me?" of course, the prisoner was taken by "1 can nome one other," suggested boys' and girls' club members, recentKllmeny. ly occurred at a farm bureau meeting "Ned I But he's a saint." In Lincoln county. Oregon. The event "And I'm a sinner," her lover retook place during a picnic and was plied blithely. the chief attraction of the doy. The "You're the sinner I love, then." bull was found guilty. The 200 spectators rendered an additional verdict, They had reached a clump of firs. Without knowing how It happened ahe onanlmously, that the work of the found herself In his arma. There were boys and girls was extremely creditboth tears and laughter In her eyes able. as her lips turned slowly to meet hla. In reporting the event to the United "Jack, boy, I'm Just the happiest Rtates Department of Agriculture J. girl alive." R. Beck, county agent of Lincoln coune A veil of old rose hung ty. Oregon, described a scrub-bul- l exabove the mountain tops. Hand In change plan recently inaugurated. Unhand they watched the rising sun der this plan the owners of pure bred pierce through It and Hood the rattle list their surplus bull crop to scrub-bul- l crotches of the hills with God's splen owners st a flat price of 1.T0 did canvases. It was a part of love'a each if taken by the time the bull egoism that all this glory of the young calves are six weeks old. The pur chaser must agree to butcher his scrub day seemed an accompaniment to the song of Joy that pulsed through them. bulls as soon aa the pure bred calf Is old enough for service. (TO HE CONTINUED.) "It's a little thank offering, Miss ... to-th- ... - mlBt-IIk- Interpreting Knowledge Matthew Arnold wrole: "The great men of culture are those who have had a passion for diffusing, for making prevail, for carrying from one end of society to the other, the best knowledge, the best Ideas of their time; who have labored to divest knowledge of all that was harsh, un couth, difficult abstract professional, exclusive; to humanise It to make It efficient outside the clique of the cnltl. vated and learned, yet still retaining the beat knowledge and thought of the time, and a true aoarco, therefore, of sweeiMM and Iliut" Cause of Lumpy Milk The usual cans of a cow giving lumpy milk Is the Inflammation of that quarter of the udoVr from which the bad milk comes. Ordinarily this condition will not continue for a very long time. Incomplete milking Is often the cause. The application of turpentine and lard, or camphorated lubricant will aid materially in restoring the odder to Its normal condition. The administration of epsom salts la also advisable, aa the bowels arc apt to bo alagglsh.