, TWO LOVERS
By Augustus- Goodrich Sherwin.
(Copyright byY. G. Chapman.)
"What's the trouble, Lester?"
" "Oh, nothing thatl-m6ney won't
cure." ' , - ,"
J "You'd find it an Infallible meoi
"cine, you 'think?" ' ' f
'Tknow it," declared Lester Martin
and proceeded on his way grumpy
and dolorous. ' "
Neal Dorman glanced almost pity
ingly after his friend. In a way they
The Horse Dashed Across the Field.
'were rivals in love. That is, both Vis
ited weekly the samepung lady,
Miss Viola Morse, thpugKon different
evenings vXouns'JDorman however,
was a modest, whole-souled, fellow,
acknowledged himself the inferior of
'Martin in looks, dress and prospects
and had more off hojtattiiancQnn
'dence in his composition.!
He was thriftv and stead v.-and he
ik sometimes 'fancied that Vibla rather
&dmiretttbose xiuaiiQesr on the con-
trary Martin was always in debt, al
ways grumbling at his hard fate and
always living beyond his means.
A wonderful stroke of "goodluck,"
as he termed it, came to him, that
very afternoon. As Tie was passing
the one office, building of the town a
figure, at an upper window hailed
him. It was 'Mr. Snow, the lawyer-
"Hey, Mr. Martin!" he tailed down.
"I wanted to see you, at once."
"Some pressing creditor, I sup
pose," grumbled Lester swinging, up
the stairs. t " f
, "Sit down, Mr, Martin," invited Mr.
Snow in a very agreeable tone. Then
he moved hishand over towards a
bundle of papers and selected one, "I
have heard from your grandfather,'
continued the attorney., "As you
know, in your behalf I have tried to
interest him as a relative and at least
start you Insome small business."
"Yestyes," commented Martin rap
Idly, his eyesvglowing with eagerness
as he notice a,fluttering check pinned
to the document in the lawyer's hand. .
"He sends you. one thousand dol
lars. He says he started In business
on one-half that amount He does
not encourage me to believe that ie
will do anything further for you,, but,
I presume your success or failure
would be a test as to that"
"So the mean old hunks has loos
ened up. at last, has he?" railed Les
ter. Mr. Snow looked shocked and dis
gusted. His visitor took the check, as
though he 'was doing somebody a
favor, and left the office overjoyed at
being thek possessor of the largest
amount in cash ne had ever owned,
but not one particle grateful for the
"The day has come and gone when
I lower my business talents to start a
little obscure shop on anjt.feV hun
dred dollars," he soliloquized con
tempjnousTy. 'Til have one grand
fling with that thousand dollars, If I
never have, another, m take the
chance-that I can work the old bov
for some morevwhen"thatfk gone'.
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