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'ALBUQUERQUE EVENING CITIZEN.
paok rwa THURSDAY, JAM ARY 30. 10. DAILY SHORT STORIES Duncan, I. V. (By Kmile Glrard.) Marlon looked up hopefully as the -mrd was brought her. Even the an nuunoetnpnt of Duncan's name was comforting. But the little oblong of cardbonrd bore In addition to the Tiame the Initials P. C Perhaps It meant "penitent culprit." Duncan a always d.-ilna- odd things. The Tnaglc letters might be his expression of regret. Hut when he came briskly into the room there was no penitential sorrow In his cnntenance, only the same m.rry twinkle of the eyes, the old l.ftlng of the corners of the mouth. ' "They tell me that Tad is no bet ter." he said as he took Marion's hand. "As you will perceive from my card 1 am a physician to chil dren." Marlon's face darkened. This, hen was the meaning of the card. He was worried about her brother. For moment she was minded to renew the old quarrel, but she needed help and sympathy, and so she laid her head on his shoulder und sobbed out her troubles. Her f.ither had been obliged to go to Europe on business and had taken his wife with him. Marion had been left In charge of her nine-year-old brother, und almost before the ship had pussed fandy Hook Tad had come down with typhoid. His robust constitution had thrown off the disease, but the buttle had left him weak and listless, and even tht gray-bearded physician was wor ried. "There is no actual danger," he expluined to Marion, "but he must be roused from this lethargy or he will go into a decline." He had confided the same fear to Henry Duncan when he met the lat ter on the street and the younger man had asked afer his little chum. Then despite the misunderstanding be tween Marion and himself, he could hold out no longer, and his call was the result. "If he should die before mother comes back what should I do?" wall ed Marlon. "Send a cable." advised Duncan promptly, "but there Is not going to be any more worry now that the phy ician to children has stepped in. May 1 see my patient?" Marlon led him to the boy's room. Tad's face lighted as he saw Duncan, and his fingers twined confidingly al out the man's firm hand. Duncan was shocked at the thinness of the fingers, but he gave no sign. "What's the matter, old chap?" he demanded with a voice now wonder fully gentle. "They tell me you don't Snd the world any gopd any more." "I'm tired." said Tad plaintively. "I'll bet you'd ont be too tired to Co to a. circus," said Duncan. Tad shook his head. "There ain't any," he said. "I was asking Dr. Stanton. He says it's too early for them." "Circuses are ho good If they are picked before they are ripe," admit ted Henry, "but if you don't want too big a cirucs I think I can get one for you." "I don't want a play circus," ex plained :he boy. "I've got some play circuses. One's In a book and the other's In the cupboard." "We got him a toy circus and a circus book," whispered Marlon. "He has somehow set his mind on a cir cus. It will be a long time before ne comes." "There are no more circuses," re Iterated Tad sadly. "They've all gone away." "Kats!" laughed Duncan. "That shows all you know about circuses. Will a little circus do, a real circus, only with one ring?" "Real horses. real everything?" demanded the boy. "Everything except the tent and the red lemonade. You nee In winter they keep circuses in houses so the elephant won't get his ears frost-bitten. I bet if you had ears as big as an lephant's you wouldn't like to get your ears frost-bitten?" The boy laughed In delight at the fancy and beat the counterpane with his fragile hand. "Then there's the giraffe," went on Duncan. "Why. when he starts to cough, it's a full minute before It wriggles up his throat. So they keep circuses in hot-houses just like plants" "And there really is circuses?" "You get rested up and we're ko lrifc to one tomorrow," assured Hen ry "Keally and truly?" "Man's word," ileciared Henry, us lie put out his hand. "Now you get better quick, so Dr. Stanton won't say that you can't come. I'll be here at eleven." With a pat on the curly head he rose and left the room. Marion fol lowed him dovn the hall. "He will be uwfully disappointed tomorrow," she said doubtfully. "Don't believe It." laughed Dun can. "You leave It to me and that boy will be champion scrapper of the block In another month. I have Ktanti n's permission to assume the rase. He admits hlx inability to meet the situation. My fee Is very luitce. though," he warned. "It is nothing less than a wife by the name of Marion." "1 don't think you will be kept waiting for the fee." she replied, blushing. "I'm sony I was so mean." "So am I " he agreed absently. "That is" quickl). "I mean I am worry I was menu. I'll be around In the illuming. " She watched him stride up the jiireet with his springy step. and turned hack into the huu-u, creatly comforted. Somehow llenrv Duncan always hrnught comfort where he came. She hud been so foolish to allow a petty misunderstanding to come between them. Tad was sitting up. really dressed, when Henry drove up to the door the Tiext morning. Already the queer medicine had commenced to act, for he was far more like Ills old self, and a slight flush of excitement ting ed the cheek that had threatened to fade Into the waxen pallor of death. Duncan wrapped the boy up warm ly, and with a flourish of the whip they drove off. Away out past the town they went Into the country, not yet fieed from the thraldom of Jack Frost, though there was n promise of spring in the soft air. It was to a nlnce very unlike a circus that Duncan drove, a collec tion of long, low burns and one large square building but when they en tered the latter, behold, there was n rea' circus ring with a band In one corner, i.itioi lously going over un familiar music. A stout man nodded to Henry and stooped to greet Tad. "You're going to have a circus all to yourself," ne promised. "Want to feed the elephant?" "I haven't any peanuts," Tail's lip began to quiver, but Henry drew a bag from his pocket. "You must have peanuts to go to a circus," he explained "Come on, old chap." He led the way to one of the barns where Tud fed the elephants and was pirmitied to go much closer to the lion's cage than he could at the big circus. A man standing by even plurked a hair from the lion's tall and presented it to Tad with due ceiemony. Then they went back to the big building and sat through a long, delightful dress rehearsal of the Boston Brothers' Unparalleled Railroad circus and menagerie. He was even permitted to see the cars, shining In their new pnlnt, and was permitted personally to talk with the clown while Duncan tulked with Manager Boston of the chances of an early season In the south. "Good luck to you," Henry said, as they shook hands in parting. "You've saved one youngster's life and the season is not yet open." "He'll b a mascot," said Boston, is he waved a farewell. "Iliad you brought him out." It was past supper time when Dun can turned a very sleepy little boy over to his sister. Tad looked up drowsily as Marion put him to bed. "There is circuses," he announced. Really and truly ones like Henry said. And I got a linn's tail," he added, ns his sleep-heavy eyelids closed. Marlon came Into the parlor where Duncan paced the floor. "Are you a magician?" she asked. smilingly. Duncan shook his head. "I knew Boston was going to take hlo show south early this year, and got permission to bring Tad to the dress rehearsal. Have I earned my fee?" "How can you earn what was al ready yours?" demanded Marlon as he drew her to him. - O TUT BKK.NS CHURN. 0 W c .liiimiicse, ufronts liiiylng up nil the inilMoiiPs In Am.-itoa, nn1 It ft tumoral i: y ,v for In ,. M.I.Mv.-. ..ii the little brown Davlil s .,llst.iii. put Goliuli to l-p? Hy A. 11. Groh. It was a problem worthy of Briggs' tact which met him when he came home one afternoon. It was soon after they had bought the cow and installed it in t?ie little shed near the flat. A boy had fed and milked the cow, and Mrs. Briggs reveled In the work of taking care of the milk, which she kept on a shelf of the pantry which she desig nated "the buttery. The crowning stroke lit all jias the churn. Tnls she kept us a surprise for Briggs. who had demurred to her pian to make butter. On this afternoon Briggs oted a slight redness about tho eyes of his usually smiling and happy wife. He kissed her, and, pursuing nls usual plan, affected not to notice anything unusual. While they were at dinner he talked about commonplace things. Whistling, ne went Into his tiny li brary for a postprandial smoke. Soon a timid knock came on the door. "May I come?" tusked his wife, looking in with a half smile. "One moment," exclaimed Briggs. He sprang to the door and solemnly assumed the position of a ticket taker. "Ticket. plea.se," he said, I and calmly kissed his wife. She smiled up at him. "An, Watson," pursued Mr. Briggs. "I perceive the lady has a pretty, dimple In her right cheek. From this I deduce the fact that an angel kissed her there. Just where I now kiss her. Simple, very simple. But stop, I see sne has been spoiling two lovely eyes with tears. Watson, mark my words, something has gone wrong." , Jt took some urging on the part of Briggs to get his wife to tell him aimut it. Finally she admitted' hav ing bought the churn. "You know, dear, you never did like the butter we buy, and so I thought I might just, as well churn some myself, since we got the cow." "And wouldn't It churn, dear?" "I worked all the morning and half the itfternooii. and It looks Just the same now us it did when I be gan " t "We shall see about this," bald Jirlggs, determinedly. "I was brought up on u farm, and I'll look Into the matter. Perhaps the churn is no good." They went to "the buttery." Briggs lifted the dasher from tne churn. "Ttie cream looks rather thin," he said. "Oh, that Isn't cream," said Mrs, Briggs. "That's milk. I asked the boy about churning, and ne told me to skim the cream off. So I did." Briggs struggled with his feelings for a moment. "I think, dear, we better try cream butter. It is much better and far easier to make than milk butter. We always made the cream kind on the farm. Mother wouldn't bother with milk butter. Of course, milk butter nan Its advantages, but I don't believe much In it." "I think I'll try the cream kind next time," said Mrs. Briggs, "And I know I can make better butter than the horrid stuff we buy." "Of course you can, my dear," said the tactful Briggs. THE CUB'S CORNER "I'Imj 'IVinlrrfoot Tiii.il." The Old-timer was sitting on the Alvurado veranda idly watching the crowd of tourists from the California limited pacing up and down the long platform. "It's easy to tell an eastern man from a westerner when they are tiuvellng." he commenced, as he crossed his feet on the railing and accepted a cigar from the reporter'. oase. "Now, a western man will ride all day in a train or wult all night in a depot without making any fuss, but the long rides and long waits seem to get on an eastern man's nerves every time. I've seen tourists who had no apparent reason on earth to get anywhere in particular in a hurry, fume and fret themselves sick over being laid up on u siding half a day. Instead of taking a walk over the hills and enjoying the novelty of a. genuine frontier scene, they pester the porter with questions, eat and drink more than they should, und finally land on some helpless indivi dual und talk an ear off him. A lit tle thing like that never bothers a western man. He Just goes In the smoker -und lights his pipe and goes to sleep. "It seems like the most adaptably Inclined easterner has to travel the 'tenderfoot trail' a while before he can settle down to the ways of this country. A while buck I was out prospecting with a party of speculat ors. We had two eastern capitalists along, and they simply made life mis erable for the rest of us not inten tionally, that was the worst of it. They were good fellows, but they couldn't strike our level. "I really believe thut the coldest, most disheartening place on earth U a mountain lunyou above the big timber line just before sunrise. The first morning we broke camp before il lylight and handed those fellows out u breakfast of hardtack and ba con anil black coffee the trouble com menced. One of them actually pro posed sending hack forty miles to Al buquerque to get some grape fruit and eggs. loiter in the day when one of the pack mules stumbled over a boulder and rolled forty feet down the mountain they acknowledged that perhaps we were wise In eliminating the eggs. "The idea of crawling out of your blankets every morning to be chilled to the bone, and having to tramp three hours before you got warmed j up. they branded as foolish and they .couldn't reconcile the discomfort 'with the fact that carrying the extra ' clothing would have exhausted them before noon. j "All of us carried our own flasks, I and they couldn't repress their uston j Ishment at the amount of raw whis ky the rest of us consumed. Of ! course that didn't bother us much, out at night when they dragged out u package of those Turkish cigar ettes way, the -est of us had to take to the pines till bed time. If you'll notice you'll see lots of cigarettes smoked in this country, but vouil ; seldom see one of those white, cork I tipped boys, always the brow n ones that you roll yourself. If you've got any of those Turkish Joss sticks I'd advise you not to polute the air out here with 'em. They ain't popular. "I f course, It's a fact you do run across some pretty bad cigars," con tinued the old-timer thoughtfully flicking the m.sli from tho reporter's lop sided stogie. Just at this moment "All aboard," sounded from the platform, and the reporter made his escape. PLAN SANITARIUM FORSILVER CITY litiinlx-r of Commerce Makes BUI for Location of PrvMliyU'riiin Institution There. Ma The Ijitest. speech at the .Mothers' made a Club, On "The Evils of the Press." And the packages the editor got. Will hold him a while I guess. She said he w us a black disgrace, (Though "yellower" than a Chink) And his reporters mere reptiles. Who thrive on putrid Ink. She stoutly urged for cleaner news, From ribald scandal free, And offered a resolution Strongly censuring the A. P When Mil came home from the Mothers' Club, I heard her asking Pa, "Was there anything In tonight about Jerome and Evelyn Thaw ?" The Navajo employes of the local Harvey curio rooms have lately thown disheartening tendencies to wiard paleface ways. The llrst break was u shiny new bicycle for one of tile braves, then h .collapsible go-cart for one of the papooses. Some of the colony have even taken to Turkish elgareties. but worst of all Is the new found joy of one of the younger loaves who persists in singing to his dusky sweetheart, "Not Because Your Htlr Is Curly." imti. Bryan my 'twas Parker's fault. And Parker blames only Hryan, And M use Henry he With southern courtesy, Says neither one Is lyln'. TUe 1 4t text. It Isn't the man who has done the great deed that we should really envy, hut the two-by-four who Imag ines, with his ability, i could have been done a whole lot better. Silver City, X. M., Jan. 30. Rev. A. A. Hyde, formerly pastor of the Methodist church at this place, died at his home in los Angeles, Cal., recently. tirand Master Van T. Manvllle, of the Independent Order of Odd Fel lows of this territory, Is visiting the lodges of the territory. The committee selected by the synod of New Mexico of the Pres byterian church to locate a sanitar ium. In some desirable location In the territory, will meet here in Sil ver Cl.y on February 4 to view the attractions and receive the bids of this community for that institution. The sanitarium will be a large af fair and the chamber of commerce here Is going uTter It with commend able enterprise. At the meeting of the Grant Coun ty Telephone company's stockholders tne annual election of officers oc curred. W. D. Murray was elected president and J. W. Bible, vice pres ident. The election of u secretary was postponed to a later date. The Rev. Kneelana P. Ketcham, a noted Presbyterian divine of Free port, X. Y., Is visiting In the city and will preach at the Presbyierlan church the coming Sunday, Dr. William Hammer, of St. Jos eph's sanitarium. Is visiting In the cast. He will be absent one month. Judge L. P. Demlng is home from an extended visit to his former home in New Haven, Conn. Prof. James Douglas, who is a member of the Phelps-Dodge com pany, of mining fame in Xew Mexico and Aiizonti, was. a visitor to Grant county this past week. Mr. Douglas was accompanied by his son Walter and C. E. Mills, manager of the com pany's interests at Clifton, Arizona. Silver City is to have a branch of the Salvation army. Staff Captain J. H. Hamherry. of El Paso, has ar ranged for tne institution of a corps at an early date. The local com pany will have headquarters here, but will also wo,k In the mining towns surrounding. At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the two banks here, the following officers were elected: American Nitl.in.il O. C. Shoemak er, president; F. P. Jones and R. M. Turner, vice presidents. and A. F. Kerr, casnier. First bank of the town, the Silver City NaUonal, elect ed W. 1. Murray, president; H. A. Martin and T. 1.. I.owe, vice presi dents, and J. w. Carter, cashier. KODOL is the best irmedv known today for dyspepsia, indigestion and all trouoies arising from a disorder ed stomach. It is pleasant, prompt and thorough. Sold hv l ir a i.i.iT MONTEZUMA TRUST CO. onnaiRKRni ALBUQUERQUE .... NEW MEXICO Capitol asd surplus, smkmwo INTEREST ALLOWED ON SAYINGS DEPOSITS .WE ARE THE- FARM MACHINERY PEOPLE ICnrhar Ac Cn WHOLESMLE-Albuquerque. New Mexico UlJcr U Write tor Catalogue BUILDERS' AND FINISHERS' SUPPLIES Native and Chicago Lumber. slirruin-Williams Paint None Bet ter. Building raHr, Plaster, Lime, Cement, Glass, Sasb, Doors, Etc, Etc., Etc J. C. BALDRIDCE 423 South First ootoooottOttoriooo ocoooaooooooooo ooooooooottoooo FIRvST NATIONAL BANK OF Allbucquercjue, New Mexico United States Depository Depository A. T. & S. F. Railroad Company REPORT OF CONDITION DECEMBER 3, J 907 RESOURCES LIABILITIES Loans and Discounts 1,74.99 . Capital and Surplui t 25J.65S.OI Honda, Securities and Real Estate.. 91,293.72 Circulation 200,000.1)0 U. 8. Bond 1308.000.00 Deposit 1. 655,037.60 i. v 1 1 a i , , vu,x.vu - Caah In Vault 394.332 61 Cash Resource 1.167,461.91 ' Total 33.005.690.62 Total 33.005.690.63 t O 0K)tX3f0004KK)4KK3OfJ04C O0KJ0K&jeKm'.mOCmomomomv9K) WITH AMPLE WANS AND UNSURPASSED FACILITIES THE BANK01 COMMERCE OF ALHUQUERQUE, X- M. Extends to Depositors Every Proper Accommodation and Solicits New Accounts CAPITAL. 8150,000 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS SOLOMON LUNA, President W. S. STKICKLER, Vice President and Cashier W. J. JOHNSON, Assistant Cashier William Mcintosh, J. C. Haldridge, A. M. Hlackwell. O. E. Cromwell. rt3$$tltlttf lilMIIUIMMI" SUCCESS TIIEY JAY NOTHING IVCCF.F.PS LIKE SIC'CKSS. I $nPO$E THIS IS TRITE. BUT IN ORDER TO UAVE SOME $UOCE$$ WITH WHICH TO CC CKED IT IS NECESSARY TO HAVE SOfE OTHER THINGS. ONE OF THESE IS BRAINS, AND AN- i OTHER IS SOME MONEY. WE DO NOT Kl H NISH HRAINS IN SETS, BCT A PERCSAL OF OVR COLUMNS WILL SU1NK UP THE ONES YOC ILWE, AND AN ADVERTISEMENT IN THE EVENING CITIZEN WILL GO A LONG WAT TO. WARDS SUPPLYING THE DINERO. IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE ttSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS-a till statement; ofcondition of The State; National Bank of Albuquerque DECEMBER 3, 1907. RESOURCES. Loans $515,750.77 United States Bonds 105,750.00 Banking House (Zieger bldg) 36,000 00 Fixtures, Vaults, etc 5,489.91 Cash 216,518.88 $879,509.56 LIABILITIES. Capital Stock $100,000.00 Profits 33,940.23 Circulating Currency 100,000 00 Deposits 645,569.33 "$879,509.56 i y