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THE MOJftWW JOmVXU rniDAT. FEBKrABT 11. 1021.
Author of Cappy
Ricks," -The Valley
cf the Giants," Etc
Far threw rlava Wahater worked.
iotmniniDs; the tallies of each sam
ple, only to find that bis assays co-
firM Billy'. -loo were right, C ! bright and early nest morn-
he finally announced. This mine l
humdinger and do mistake; If you
and I live ten year well be worth
10.(KKl.0i 0 between ua niayr more."
Billy's Jaundiced eyes glowed hun
grily. -We'll put In a hundred
-Well we'll try tea for a starter,"
Webster Interrupted dryly, "in- add
more as the mine pays Its way. It's
the sweetest mining proposition on
earth only, like all high-class goods,
It has one flaw when yon examine It
"You're crazy." Billy challenged.
"Name the flaw !"
'Storm! Webster replied srolllng-
In nnfonnlty with this plan, there.
fore, "illy said good by to his friend
and packed oat for San Miguel de
In?. During the following tea days
Webster managed to keep himself
fairly busy around the camp at tht
mine; then for a week be hunted and
flhcd. and finally, when that began
to pal! oa him. his agile mind re
turued to business and the considera
tion of the possibility of a Caw In
Billy's title to the clslm; whereupon
be suddenly decided to return to Bue
naventura and Investigate that tltlt
fully before proceeding to throw dol
lars ri;:ht and left,
At the head of bis little cavalcade.
therefore, he rode out one morning
for the railroad, whereat providence.
In Its tnscrutahle wisdom, onlalned
"Surra r Wrt'Stcr repuea sinning- .
ly. "That scoundrel makes s gamble that en route be should fall in with
CHAPTER I-John Stuart Webater. ;
Sttlning aninrr. aftar cleaning up a fur- ,
tuna In lwath Vliy. Calif.. toaMa a
train (or tha Ea.it. H bfrimda a younf
lady annoyed ty a m-her. thorough.
trouncing tha "jst." ( j
CHAPTER II. At Tnv-r Wabster ra-
caive a letter from Billy Gaary. l c'- '
at friend. Geary urges lura to coma to ;
Sobranto, Centra) America, to fl.ianna
sod develop a n.inlntf claim. Ha decidea
CHAPTER III. - Dolorea Ruey. tha
young woman Webster befriended, and
who T.as made a deep tmpre&s'.un on him,
aj he l.us on her. la aiao on tha way to
CHAPTER IV At Buenaventura, capl.
tal of Subrnnte. Billy Geary, ill an.l fen
ni.eaa, is living on the charity of "Mother
Jenks," keevnr of a dram.tip. Sue re
ceivea a i-ble-nun trtcn Dolorea. telling
Of h' r coming.
CHAPTER V.-IVlores' father. Rlcardo
Ruey. president of Sobrante, had been
killed In a revolution led by Sarrus, tha
present executive. Dolorea. a child of
iht. waa smuggled out of tha country
by Mother Jenks and supported by her
In the United States. The old woman,
shamed of her occupation and habtta of
life, fears to meet Dolores and aenda
Geary to the boat to aay aha haa gona
to the United States
CHAPTER VI Webster, on his way to
Sobrante, la taken ill on the train, and
Is In a hospital at New Orleana two
weeks. Oeary bunglea his mission. Dolo
res eaallv seeing through hla story. 6h
greets Mother Jenka aa her friend and
benefactor. Oeary falls desperately In
love w.th tha girL
CHAPTER VII. -At New Orleana. whtla
waiting for the steamer to Buenaventura,
Webster saves the lire of a young man :
who ia attacked by two assassins. The
youth leaves Webster without disclosing
CH ITER nil.-On the steamer Web-
Ster And his siateroom occupied by a I
tranrer who deolarea his Intention of
balng h's g'lest to Buenaventura. At first ,
angered. Webster and the stranger, sffr ,
a aomewhat forHble argument, refch an
smlcaMe agreement Webster rerognlres
Mm as the youth whose Ufa he had saved
the day be'fora, though tha other does
Pot know Webster.
CHAPTER IX.-ArrlvIng at Pohrante.
Oearr welcomes Webster and la Instru
mental In helping his friend's "guest"
ashore. The latter In known to Webster
s "Andrew Bowers." Oeary houses him
t Mother Jenks'. Webster gets the Idea
that Oeary and Dolores are In love, and
With the Intention of giving Oeary every
rhsnre he smilingly eontrai'lota tha girl's
statement that they have met before.
CHAPTER X. Webster re. -elves a
warning conveyed by "Don Jusn Pafe
tero." reallv John J. OiftVrty, Irishman
Of good qualities fallen through overindul
gence In Honor, that there Is a plot to
asasslnute him. Webster flakes a firm
friend of Cafferty. fviter, the American
Is Insulted bv a Sobrantean army officer
and publicly' ridicules him. A challenge
to a duel is accepted under such stern
conditions that the Sobranteans with
CItPTEn XL Webster secretly rlslta
"Andrew Bnwcrs" at Mother Jenks". He
learns that "Bowers" Is Rlcardo Ruey,
son of the essassinated president, brother
of Dolores (wl oin he believes dead), and
that a revolution Is rontempl-vted. Next
morning he tells Dolores that her brother,
of whom she bus no recollection. Is In
the roiintry, projecting the overthrow of
Presld-nt Rarrns. Very much In love
with the girl, but believing that her af
fection hns been beatowed on Oenrv,
Webster lenves to Investigate the mine
which he has come to finance
CHAPTER Xll.-WVbster. ft'ter looking
ft over, decides to put his whole fortune
Into the mine. He sends Filly Oeary to
the I'nlted States to purchase the neces
sary equipment, advising him to marry
Dolores In Ruenaventrra hefore he leaves.
Knnwlne that unless Huev can overtbro'y
ftarros his mine will he confiscated. Web
ster airees to flrnnce the venture. Re
turrlnt to Ruenaventura. he Is astonished
to find Do!o-es still there and Oeary on
bis way to the United States.
CHAPTER XII. x
Arrived nt Snn Miguel Ac Padua
about mldnislit. Webster found the
climate temperate. In fart, decidedly
cod. UIMy was uniting for them nnd
wns pnier1y nuinzeil, hut not senn
dall;:ed when Ion Juun (.'Mf.'tero,
abusing the station lmnds in n horri
ble hodu't-pmlire of English nnd Spin-'
Jsh. miiM-rlnteiided the Imitl'iis f the
bnrgn-i" on tbe platfomi.
-I hud to bring him with tiio," Web
uter esplnlnfd. "I'm point; to wean
him, nnd after that baby q'llts cry
ing for hi bottle, believe inc. Hill,
we'll have the pr'.nce of n f.imnnn for
onr mine. Quite a chnracter. is Don
Jnnn. when ymi tl!g down into him."
-Dig fur enough Into thnt niln and
yon II find fire crackers," Hilly ndinlt
fed. "However, John, I'm afraid he
wrm'f explode. The powder's damp.
How did you lenv Dolores?"
VFIt ns a fiddle. Hill."
"How does she stack up on better
"She's n shooktim la-s. She sent
her love and I promised to s-nd yon
back to her P. D. Q. So don't bother
me with talk about her. Tou'll see
her eg. .ii In a week or ten days, I
"No? U that so. Johnny? Bully
for yon, yon old wsmpus cat. TelJ
lon Juan fo steer you over to lh
Gloho de Oro. lie knows Ihe place.
I'Te pot to go and hire a tnnle ot
some other quadruped for Don Junn
If we're lo avoid a late start In the
morning. Good nipht. old fellow."
They were up at daybrea!;, and
.villi tliree heavily laden pack mules
fn charge of two semi-naked mozoa,
while the cook Jogged comfortably
along on his big spiny feet In the rear,
they set out fur Hilly'" concession.
I'vr CO milts they followed the high
way, and then dt-taut-hed to ihe ;t!ii
west along a inflected road just wide
enough to accommodate the clumsy
os carts of the pon. Tlie country
was sparsely rettled and evidently giv
en over to Htoek raising.
Ilirkness had deseemlod on the val
ley by the tiife they had pttciw imp
at the claim. They were up at
dawu the following morning, however,
and Immediately after breakfast Jack
Webster went to his duffle bag and
brought f-rth a doueu Ifttle canvas
sacks and a prospector's hammer.
"Now then, William, my sin." he an
nounced, "light the lantern and we'll
see if you've forget ten all I taught
you about mining."
They clambered s!p the dump to a
point where two 1'ght steel rails pro
jected over the edge. On top of the
dump, lying beside the rails, were two
small, rusty, steel ore cars; the rails
led from the edge of the dump to the
mouth of a tunnel In the hillside and
Webster stood a moment, looking
around him. "How did you happen to
locale this ledge?" he demanded.
"Was It grass root stuff, with an out
cropping here at the foot of the hill?
No. of course. It wasn't. You haven't
enough ore on the dump. What the
devil were you driving at?"
"Only a small portion of that dump
Is mine, Jack, ami I didn't locate the
ground originally. I came Into this
valley from the south, and as I worked
up the range, 1 found a bald spot
close to the top of the hill, and a gal
lows frame over an abandoned sluiTt.
Naturally, I went down the shaft to
see why it had Inen abandoned. To
my sisrprlse, I found a 12-foot vein
of free-milling ore, on a contact be
tween andexlte and Silurian limestone.
The ledge stood stialght up nnd down,,
which seemed to argue great depth."
"Somebody had found an outcrop
ping on top of thnt hill," Webster de
clared with conviction, "and sunk a
shaft on the vein to ojien it up nnd de
termine Its width and direction. And
what did you do, Hill?"
"I got my transit nnd nui a line
from the shaft on the hill, following
the 'direction in w hich the ledge w as
running, nnd marked out the exact
point toward the base of the hill where
I would start my tunnel to cut tha
bilge. To my surprise, I discovered
my predecessor had selected that
Identical spot. So I verified my cal
culations nnd then sat down ;o think
It over. I remembered that frequent
and violent earthquakes occur lu this
country, and It seemed to n:o a rea
sonable hypothesis to blame some an
cient and particularly violent seismic
disturbance, which had faulted the
vein and set it over a considerable
disinnce. According to my calcula
tion, that other limn should have cut
the vein at KJ feet yet he had gone
on Id- before quitting. So I got half
a dozen peons and drove nhead 1!
f.-et on the other fellow's tunnel; and
by Heck, Johnny, I cut the vein I"
"Hlllly boy! And then?"
"I drifted ten feet on the vein, and
the ore suddenly gave out. It stopped
Just like thnt. proving I'd come to
the upper end of the vein where It
had faulted; M I Just worked np and
around, stopeir.g and sinking a winze
here and there, until Just nbont the
time my ensh reserve was getting pret
ty low I picked tip the true vein nnd
opened It Up for the full width. Come
In. and I'll show yon."
They entered the tunnel, to the sig
nal dismay of dozens of large bats.
When they reached the vein. Webster
broke off samples of the ore every
thne or four feet, crawled after Hilly
no through the stojM nnd hack to the
true vein, from the face of which he
also took nuniiwous samples; then he
crawled out Into the sunshine again,
hot. dirty, nnd perspiring.
"Wily, you'll he a real m'ner yet;
see if you won't," was nil the praise
"Billy, You'll Bs a Fltal Miner Yet
he tendered his youthful partner,
stari.it- heldc him in anticipation ol
a compliment, as Webster got out bis
fr?rtuMe fcsw j cu'.lit.
out of nn o:liiTwle sure thing. How
ever." he added, recalling the note re-
elved from Ulcnrdo ltuey just liefo;-
his departure from Uuenavetiturs and
rellocting that to be forewarnel Is to
he forearmed, "we'll accept the gam
hie. That rascal can't live forever,
and he may be eliminated before he
causes its any trouble."
"What will It cost ns to got this
mine on a pacing basis. Johnny?"
"Will, lack hone. I'd f.-.rure on
spending nt least $H.i.(sXl; hut I dare
say, taking Into consideration the low
cost of labor In So'.rante and the raw.
nutural resources of power and tim
ber right oa tl e ground, we ought to
put this d -ill over for S.VUKkl at the
outside. I'reUe he. I have cash
enou.h to t'o the trick without culling
in any help, ami such betng the case,
we'll not waste any time but hop to
the Job in a hurry and make the fur
"Ulght. Jack. What's the program?"
"Well, lirst off, son. I'm uot going
to stay In this country and lose my
self managing this mine. That's your
Job, because you're young ai.d unim
portant in your profession and have
the ability to get away with the Job.
You can afford to spend the next 13
years here, but I cannot. I can only
afford to come down here every cou
ple of years nnd relieve you for a va
cation." "That's the way I figured It, Jack."
"All right then. Hill, let us start In
by giving you your first vacation. If
you're going to dig In here and make
the fur My. you've got to be in tip-top
physical condition and you are thin
and gaunted nnd full of chills and fe
ver. Just before I left Huenaventura
I ca sheil a draft for $,".000 on my let
ter of credit t the Hanco Nacional,
and placed .It to the credit of jour
"Tomorrow morning yon will take
your horse, one pack mule, nnd one
Inoito and ride for San Miguel de Pad
ua, where you will take the train for
Huenaventura. In Huenaventurn you
may do what you blame please, but
If 1 were you, boy, I'd try to get mar
tied and go back to the C. S. A. for
my honeymoon. And when I finally
hit a town thnt contained some reg
ular doctors I d let them paw meover
and rebabhitt me nnd overhaul my
bearings nnd put m In such nice run
ning order I'd be firing on all 12 cyl
inders nt once.-
"And when I was feeling tin-top
once more I'd wire old John Stuart
Webster and tell him so, after which
I'd stand by for a cable from the said
sourdough inviting me to return and
take up my labors."
Hilly's wnn yellow face lighted up
like a sunrise on the desert "I guess
that plan's kind of pour," he nn
nounced feelingly. "You're right,
Jnck. I'm In rotten condition and I
ought to he right before I start Still,
If I should arrange to get married be
fore I leave, I'd like mighty well to
have a good man and true see me
safely over the hurdles."
"That's nice, son, but I haven't time
to be your best man. Arranging the
honeymoon lets me out. Hill. I'm In
a hurry to linish here and get back,
so the sooner we both siart our pros
pective Jobs the sooner we'll finish.
Have a quiet little marriage. Hill,
without any fuss or feathers or voices
breathing oVr Eden. What are the
odds, provided you get hitched prop
erly? Hesh'.es. I'm In nwrtal dread of
that town of Huenaventura. The sew
er system Is bad; It's rotten with fe
ver; and you'd better get that girl
out of It P. I). Q., and the quicker the
better. Myself, I prefer to stay up
here In these mountains: In a tem
perate climate where there are no
Hilly saw that Webster was serious
and would resent any interference la
his plans. "All right. Jack," be as
sented. "You're the bos,"
"Fine. Now, Hill, you listen ,t0 fa
ther nnd be guided accordingly. When
ycu get to Huenaventura, wire the
Hrngham Engineering company of
iH'tiver, using my name, nnd tell th:'m
to add to mv order given them last
no los a personage than Don Klcardo
I.ulz Kuey. ne Andrew Dowers. Ul-
jO2P? wC- ""aw.
"iiTiiisiin-.nrif s .- iJ
Mounted, Armed and Alone.
cardo was mounted, armed, and alone,
and at sight of Webster, he shouted
with delight and spurred toward hi in.
"What the devil I Tou. Rick, the
government cut-up. What are you do
ing In these parts?" Webster rode np
and shook bands.
"Oh. I'm Robin Hooding It around
this part of the country. It Is bo se
cluded, yon know, and Sarros hasn't
any friends or any telegraph lines or
any garrisons up this way. I beard In
Snn Miguel de Padua that you wera
camped yonder, and I was on my way
over to confer with you on matters
of state. Met your friend, Geary, at
El Huen Amlgo a couple of week
ago, Just before he sailed for the Unit
ed States. He was telling me you
had to have a lot of tools for road
building, so I cabled In a secret ci
pher to the Sobrantean revolutionary
Junta In New Orleans to ship these
tools to you Immediately. They ar
rived on the last trip of the Atlanta
and now repose In Leber's warehouse)
waiting for you to call and removs
"You scoundrel! What have you
"A couple of hundred rifles and
threo machine guns, branded axes,
picks, shovels, plows, and so on. I
also rnn In three cases of ammunition,
labeled grindstones, two more cases
disguised ns bolts, and quite several
thousand labeled nails In kegs. I
should feel rather sorry fr you If my
friend, StVfTos, should get suspicious
and Investigate, but I hnven't any fear
that he will. You see, lie knows you're
here on legitimate business. He has
Investigated and learned that you are
a bona fide mliring engineer of con
siderable reputation nnd then, you
know, your friend. Geary, dickered
with him for the concession. The min
ing property you are about to devel
o belongs to the people, not to Sar
ros; yet he has bartered It away and
will divert the royalty to his own
pocket Instead of the public treasury."
"Hura-in-ra I What do you want m
to do with all those munitions con
signed to me?"
"Arrange with Leber to keep them
there. until you get ready to build
jour road Into the mine. I want them
there when my American mercenaries
arrive In Huenavcutura. Dy the way,
you are going to Import these mer
cenaries for me. They are American
miners and road builders In the em
ploy of the Honda Mining 4 Develop-,
tnent company, which is i c if
name of your enterprise. I hope jw II
like the name, Webster. I picked It
out myself." -"Ton
cool scoundrel 1 You're mak-
to add to my order given them last . , paw oul of mP
moifrii nnd held for shipping direo , -That ,g D!eurj(Hj yol, bappen to be
Hons, Hi dozen picks. 12 dozen sbov-1 illind.'for my purpose. You nee
els. 12 dozen mattocks, say six do:;en j
axes, brush knives, a big mad plow,
and whatever other things you happen
to think of and which would come In
handy when building our roatL Also,
when you get to New Orleans buy a
stanch three-ton motor truck. We'll
need It for getting In supplies from
San Miguel de Padua, pay for the
truck also, and If yon go broke and
cannot reach me by cable, wire Ned
dy Jerome at the Engineers' club In
I?p.ver and kick his eya out In my
"1 guess lhat'a about all of your
Job, Dill. As for me, I'll camp right
here. I'll have a denl of surveying
to do nnd I plan to sweat the booze
ont of that Cnfferty person. I'll
make Don Junn my chain man and
run the nil off him. Then I'll be
busy wp',i preliminary plans, arrang
ing for lalmr and so on, and when
I'm Ule 1 11 go hiintln?.-
so handy for my purpose. You nee
my plan, do you not? I in going to
attack Huenaventura from within and
without. Tm going to come down on
Sarros like a wolf on the fold, and
the Job Is scheduled for next Satur
day night a week." - .
"I.ook here. Kick, my hoy. I- hava
no desire to mix In the politics of this
"Yon have some desire, however, to
mix In Its wealth," Klcardo reminded
"I'm the only man that ran help
yon. Dy the way, do not order your
machinery shlpjicd nntH after I am
seated firmly on the throne of my fa
"It s been framed with Sarros to
Ie yen r,nd your money on that con
evasion nnd get the mine In rnnnlng
ordr; theo r fkt uit. alleging an
error ra the government stirrey, wfTI
be filed. It will be claimed that the
coocetalon given your friend, Geary.
Is. by virtue of erroneous government
surveys, tha property of a eltlaen of
Sobrante. The courts here do as Sar
ros re?ls them. You are to be kicked
at. bnsted. sod despairing, and your
nicety equipped little nilue wIM be
taken over as a government monopoly
and run for the benefit of the govern
ment, to-wlt, Sarros and his satellite.
We had to cook np a dirty deal tike
that to save your life. Of course, now
that I have warned yon In time, yon
are safe. We schemed a proposition,
however, that worked both ways. It
enabled ns to save yon and to tar
ns. by permitting the shipment, free
of suspicion, of arms for the relels
'that are to attack the city from 'with
in. Naturally I had to cache their
arms within the city and that waa
hard problem until you happened
atonjr. Thank yon. fairy godfather."
"My tlrnnks are dne you. Rlcardo.
Pm for you, first, last, and nil the
time, and against this Sarros outfit.
Dy the w ay. how do you purpose moT
Ing your machine guns?"
"We'll have to carry thera, I guess,"
"Well, I'll have a small auto-truck
delivered In Ruenaventcra by that
time., Y'ou might arrange to armor
It with sheet steel; and with a cou
ple of machine guns mounted In It
and a crew of resolute Americans be
hind the machine guns, you could ca
per from one end of the city to the
other nnd clear a path for your In
fantry." "Thank you, my friend. I'll bor
row the motor truck and arrange to
armor It. That's a bully Idea. Are
you bound for Duetmventnra now?"
Webster nodded. "Then," Rlcardo
suggested. "I'll meet you In my room
at El Rucn Amlgo .next Wednesday
night nt 11 nnd explain the details of
my plans to you If you care to hear
them. 1 think they're -air-tight my
self, but somehow I think I'd feel more
certain of them If you approve them."
"I'll be there, Rick, and the day
you run that outlaw Sarros off tha
grass you'll know why I am for you."
"Good-by, old man. You will nev
er know how grateful you have made
Ruey shook hands with Webster
and rode off through the timber, leav
Ing John Stuart Webster to pursue
the even tenor of hla wny. nntil at
length he arrived once more In Pui
nnventura and sought accommodations
at the Hotel Mateo. And there, aa be
entered the lobby and gnxed through a
glnss door across the patio and Into
the vernnda. he saw that whlcli dis
turbed him greatly. In a big wicker
rocker Dolores Ruey sat, rocking gent-'
ly and busily stitching on a piece of
Rilly Geary gone back to the Unit
ed States, and Dolores was still In
Dnennventura ! Amazing 1 Why,
what the devil did Dilly mean by
letting her have her own way like
thnt? Ofconrse, they hadu't been
married, or she would not now be ont
there on the veranda, and, of course,
they hadn't quarreled, because that
wns an Impossibility, and, of course.
Hilly hnd departed alone for the U.
S. A else be would have returned to
their enmp In the hills back of San
Miguel de Padua. .
"Well. I know what I'm going to
do," Webster decided. "I'm not going
to be led Into temptation while Ril
ly's not on the Job so I'll not put tip
nt the, Hotel Mateo after all. I'll
Just sneak around to EI Ruen Aml
go and tlx it with that old Mother
Jenks not lo tip off my presence In
town to Dolorea Ruey until I can get
the lay of the lnnd and see what the
devil hns happened to nil my well
Ho retreated out the front door and
called a carriage, Into which he was
nhnut to step, bag and baggage, when
Don Juan Cafetero came rushing up
lu great excitement "Sure, where are
ye goln' now-, sor. Is there no room
for ye In the Hotel Mateo?"
"Their beds have Jiggers In them,
and 1 Just remembered that," Web
ster fibbed. "Hop In. John, and we'll
drive nrontid to Mr. Geary's lodgings
in El Rucn Am'go."
"Rut I come trough the patio Just
now," Don Junn explnlned, "an who
should I meet but the young leddy."
"You infernal scoundrel! Did you
tell her I was In town?"
"Sure I did, sor. An why not?"
"None of your Infernal business.
You'vo spoiled everything. You're a
muddle-headed monkey and I've a
great notion to let you get drunk
again. Take the baggage back Into
Ion Junn Cafotero. greatly hum
ble I and rebuffed, stepped aside and
wrtched Webster stride hack Into the
hniot "God love re. sor," lie mum
bled, "knowin' what I know, Is It like
ly I'd let ye make a monkey out av
her or yerself? Ye mode yer plnns
wit Mlsther Oeary witout consultln'
lire. Now -o. ve armnd big dlvIL an'
find out why she kicked yer schame
to smithereens." And with a solemn
and knowInT wink at the duffle bng,
Don Juan picked that nrtlcle up and
followed after his mnster.
Continued In next Issue.
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A reasonable reward for return.
J. D. Bass. Jr.. Wingate. N. C.
NOTICE On Saturday. Feb. 12, I
will sen at auction on the public
square at II o'clock 10 barrels
auto lubricating oil; 10 bbls. roof
ing cement; 15 small tents; 1 large
tent; 5 Tord starters; 25 new
fill its; 10 ska. scrap leather; 2
steam guaes; 1 vise; 1 cotton
chopper; 10 Jugs Hog Tonic; SO I
gallons house paint. P. P. Cos.
KOU SALE A lot of nics young
mules and horses for sale, cash or
papers, cheap. W. P. Ker.dall, In
dian Trail. N. C.
DON'T FAIL to see us if you want
to buy a nice milk cow, or we will
give you a Rood trade for yours.
Helms & Williams, at R. C. Grifflu
& Bro.'s stable3.
FOR SALE A fine lot of frcsli Jer
sey milk cowa. fresh, and others
coming in daily; cash or good pa
pers. Come and look them over.
W. P. Kendall, Indian Trail, N.
FOR SALE One Jersey milk cow;
has had her second call. a. O.
Medlin. Monroe, N. C., Route 2.
FOR SALE Pure Barred Rock cock-
nereis, $3.00 each. Miss Annie Ez
sell. Waxhaw, N. C. Route 3.
PHONE US your orders. Walter F.
Benton & Sons, general merchan
dise. Phone 468.
GOOD ROASTED coffee 15 per lb, 8
lbs for $1.00. Walter F. Benton
IF YOU WANT Laundry done, call
Claude Harrill. Phone 174-R.
FOR SALE Seven-room house on
Talleyrand Arc; bath, sewerage,
electric lights. Jack Hernig, at
AUTO TRANSFER Phone
A. Frank Helma, Monroe.
WHEN IN need of good country hay,
phone waiter F. Benton t Sons.
Phone No. 468.
FOR RENT or for Sale One seven-
roomed house within five or six
blocks of court house. See Vann
Secrest at Union Drug Company.
FOR RENT Two rooms for light
housekeeping at 202 South Church
FOR SALE A 20 acre farm Just
outside the corporate limits or
Monroe. In a high sate of cultiva
tion, 300 loads stable- manure put
on the place. Also 5-room house.
Would exchange for other lnnd.
Fowler & Lee.
FOR PROMPT and satisfactory ser
vice, see Nance Battery & Service
Station for gasoline, oils, and bat
tery service. Gloucester hotel
corner, Monroe, N. C.
FOR SALE? My house and lot at
Waxhaw. Five rooms. Half acre.
G. L. Nlsbct. Monroe, N. C.
FOR SALE Good six-room house ia
Wingate, near one of the best
schools in the state; two-acre lot,
barn, well, garage, granary, 'or
chard, etc. Will sell this property
for less than the Improvements can
be put on tho land. Reason for
selling, the owner has other prop
erty to develi p. If you want to
get near good school, good Metho
dic or. Baptist church, here Is
your opportunity. J. Frank Wil
A GOOD FARM for sale or rent, two
tniles and one-half from tne court
house; good house, good water,
good outbuildings, And desirable
location-. Will aell this place on
easy terms or rent it to the right
man. Lota of timber to be cut on
place. Fowler & Lee.
NOTICE We do general repair
work. Fords, Chevrolets, and lar-
vger Jobs. We dlvldo our profits
with you. Tires and accessories.
R. Sams, opposite. pvstof flee. A
FOR SALE My home place on W.
Franklin street. Mrs. Ida Pointer.
I nnants thrPA trucks one nf them
the largest In the county. Will haul
anything anywhere, can do touna
at freight depot. Phone S4.
M. V ni.AK.KXEY.
Residence Phone 314-J. Monroe, N.C.
A Helpful Hair Hint
A lady .visiting friends, says "Par
isian Sage is the best thing I have
ever used to make my hair wavy, lus
trous and abundant. It keeps away
all dandruff and stops itching." Eng
lish Drug Co sells it with guarantee
of money back If notntisfactory. . '
We are always In the market for
Iron, metal of all kinfe, bones, paper,
etc. Open every day.
Monroe Iron & Metal Co.
Near Freight Depot.