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The Lamar register. [volume] (Lamar, Colo.) 1889-1952, March 08, 1916, Image 8

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Dot regarded the telegram In her
band In utter dismay. It was there
in simple letters, the message of her
"Arrive Tuesday. Gould."
And it was directed to Winifred, of
course, and Winifred was down at Old
Point Comfort with the Beverlys on
their yacht. She would have to meet
him at last, confess the whole thing,
and protect Winifred somehow.
Winifred had met Clive Gould in
Washington, and he had taken a fancy
to her. He had written to her from
San Francisco the day before he
sailed, and Dot had listened to the
letter as she had to with every new
correspondent of her roommate. But
there was something about the letter
that held her —an underlying faith in
things, a sense of humor, something
that told the real man behind the
"I won't answer It," Winifred had
said, airily. He's too dignified and
slow. Dot."
"Ob, you must answer it. He ex
pects that. Walt, I'll do It for you.”
"You old dear thing." Winifred
laughed over at her. "You never write
to any boys at all. Go ahead. He's
perfectly safe, bound for Australia,
and I don't mind. Hold a star up for
him to see his way by and tell him
to cheer up.”
But Dot had answered the letter
In her own way, and It had started a
correspondence that had slipped out
of her reach and control before a
year had passed. Now he was back, 1
and in the letter she had received the
day before he told her It was her let
ters that had drawn him over the
seas to her. and she must fulfill all |
they meant to him.
The evening was rather cool. Clad .
In a white woolen dress, with white I
sweater and no hat, she watched from
the veranda until she saw a figure
start across the green from the street.
then she wont to meet him. Oh. yes;
It was he. She knew him in an in
stant from his picture, and she went
straight toward him without compro
"You are Mr. Gould, aren’t you?"
She gave him a firm hand clasp. "I
am Winifred s best friend, and she has
gone to Old Point Comfort. Won’t
you visit with me uwhile? 1 am Doro
thy Page."
Up on the veranda they sat, while
she listened to him talk of the voy
age and trip over the continent.
Couldn't he guess at all of how her
pulses were beating, how she was
trying to keep her nerve still and lis
ten to him? And all at once some
thing seemed to snap the tension.
She lifted her bead and looked at
him, at his wide, uncompromising
eyes, so direct and true in their gaze,
and she told him the truth as she
had Intended to do.
"And that's all, you see." Her
hands put away from her an imag
Inary something, when she had fin
ished. "I did it, and 1 am not sorry
either. Winifred never needed you
and 1 did. I never had anyone to
write to that I liked, and somehow 1
could tell you everything."
"Except this."
"Don't. I am sorry In away for
you. but you won't mind. Winifred
has always cared for Bob. ’
"I’m not thinking of them. I'm sure
I only wish them the greatest happi
"She hasn't been here much the last
term, not since they were engaged.
She was taking a post-graduate course
anyway. Oh. I know —” She rose and
stood before him. rebellious, worried,
and still in away penitent. "1 know
you must think it was awful of me— '
"No. I don’t.” He rose, too. and Dot
wondered how he could leave her so
soon, with just a word of ordinary
courtesy. After all. the letters had
been theirs, and they had grown to
know each other so well in them. But
Clive continued:
"Those letters, whoever wrote them,
gave mo courage and a new grip on
life Just when I was worried and los
ing my grip. Remember that line
of Browning—
Drop heart's blood where life's wheels
grate dry.’ •
' That was what they did for me.
Did you feel all the time really imper
sonal toward me. Dot?”
Dot laughed softly, a bit unstead
"No, 1 felt as if you belonged to
"Just that. And bo did I. They
pulled me back thousands of miles to
you— ’’
“Not to me. To Winifred."
"Winifred wrote to me six months
ago. as soon as she was engaged to
Bob, and told me the truth.” he said.
“I have come back to you."
"When you didn't even know what
l looked like?"
"Winifred sent me your portrait aft
er I had asked her for one."
Dot smiled, a funny, half shy smile,
biting her under lip.
"We'll miss the letters terribly.”
"I'm not going back.” ha aaid "Not
ror an tne letters in the worid. i
like the original."
• Dear old Win," Dot breathed ten
derly Wasn’t it clever ot her?"
Across the campus the chapel bell
began to chime Clive held her ha£d
close in his, drawing her nearer to
Hall a world away. dear, and I've
:ome to you for a welcome.”
Copyright. by. McClure N'ew.m^i
"1 am sorry to have to ask an im
mense favor of you, Mary." began
.John Rice, in his clumsy, but straight
forward fashion.
"If it Is something that pleases you,
or does you any good, brightly re
sponded his patient, gentle-faced wife,
"don t be sorry, John. Be glad, for 1
am bound to grant it.”
"You dear, lovable sweetheart! en
thused John. "I don't know now I
ever came to get you—l don't deserve
you. You have been imposed upon
ever since I married you. Just to
think of It! I calculated that father
had enough to care for the home brood
as long as any of them lived. You
know how he went out to Oregon with
all his money bent on buying a big
fruit farm and moving there. You re
member how he came home dazed,
and telling an incoherent story of be
ing beaten In a rough mining town
out West. We could get no trace of
the thirty thousand dollars he had
taken with him for Investments. It
was gone—lost. Father died. Mother
found barely enough left to support
her To relieve her you consented
to take the children."
"Wanted them, you mean I was
delighted to have the dear little ones
to care for.”
"Well, I may as well break the final
bad news," went on John desperately.
"Mother’s millinery venture has failed.
She can struggle on no longer and—
hold on! where are you going'’" for
Mary was flitting away fast as she
could go
"Where am I going?" she chirped
vivaciously. "Why. to get the spare
room ready and comfortable fast as 1
can. of course. Why. sir, do you think
I am going to have honored company
catch me unprepared?"
"You angel' voiced John Rice "You
have brought nothing but brightness
and blessings to anyone coming near
you! **
John's mother was settled In the
very best room in the bouse. New life
seemed to inspire her, with her chll- :
dren restored to her. and Mary's con- j
stant cheerful smile brought radiant
sunshine to her drooping spirit.
Things were not going well with
John. A cut in salary made him look
serious, but Mary declared it possible )
to meet the grocery bill without de-J
priving them of enough to eat. The !
mother contributed a few dollars a |
month to the household doing I
some sewing, but John was w.wrled,
for It looked vague and dark u»yi.
Then came a new surprise, ana com
plication. and burden. The brother of
Mary was crippled in an accident at
the mills where he had worked. The
doctor said he would be an invalid .
for about a year Harry Estes could ,
get around well enough, but he could
not do the bard work his former posi
tion had required.
Harry was cutting away a dangling
piece or a Bhoe sole when old Mrs.
Rice noticed the fact.
"Why. Harry your shoes are pretty
well gone up. aren't they?” she re
"That for some time.' Harry tried
:o say lightly.
"I was thinking." proceeded Mrs.
Rice reflectively. "I have some clothes
and such up In the old trunk ot my
dead husband. Yes and I am certain
there Is a pair of shoes he wore. They
are not new. but certainly better than
those you are wearing. If they fit
you they might do Wait I'll go anu
look them up."
Mrs. Rice proceeded to the attic.
She returned shortly with the pair ot
shoes she had described and handed j
them to Harry.
"Why. they fit Just famously," he
declared, as he tried one on. They i
would do me for six months If they
were patched up a little i helped the
old shoemaker on Central street carry
In some leather supplies a tew days
since. He told me that made me a
free customer in the way of repairs 1 1
might need. I'll go and see him now. j
The shoemaker was true to his
promise Harry sat in his stocking •
feet as the artisan began work on the
The worker had found the sole ot
the shoe quite regular and ordinary.
When he came to the other, however,
it held fast and firm and he had to
dig hard to loosen two thin plates ol
steel He drew them out. Between
them lay a little package, done up in
“Whoever wore these shoes used
this sole for a pocketbook," observed
the cobbler, as he handed the oilskin'
packet to Harry.
The latter unfolded It Within rest
• A • cr a check! z.
ncate ot deposit on an Oregon bank I
for thirty thousand dollars!
Harry knew enough of the history '
of the Rice family to read the oracle
promptly. He uttered an excited yell.
Then, in his stocking feet, he made a
dash for home.
The agitated Mrs. Rice insisted on i
going straight to the local bank to be
assured the certificate wa9 good.
There she left it for collection —"half
to John and Mary, she directed.
"If we hadn’t taken in the children,
mother would never have come, nor
the old shoes.' reasoned the happy
Mary And, oh. John, see the grand
fortune that has come to us for duty
well performed!" 11
(Copyright. 1816. by the McClure Newspa
• per Syndicate.)
A new telephone meter automatical
ly cuts off the Instrument to which It
Is attached when a set time expires.
Proof of Its Influence.
"Did that speech I made last week
have any effect on the people?” asked
Senator Sorghum. “Yes,'' replied the
political manager. “It has influenced
their attitude a great deal. Week be
fore last they Invited you to speak.
This week they say they dare you to
apeak again.”—Washington Star.
Gulls Good Scavengers.
Gulls are economically Important.
Along the coasts of the United States
they act as sea scavengers Inland,
they render important services; espe
cially to agriculture. In at leaat one
big inland city a monument has been
erected to gulls for their achieve
Daily Thought.
Thanksgiving is not only the mem
ory but the nomage of the heart ren
dered to God for his goodness.- -
Neglect Their Opportunity.
The reason some speakers are not
humorous more frequently Is that tb*>
neglect to try to be serious.
Worth While Quotation.
"Judge not thy friend until thou
standest in his place.'—Selected.
Life's Ingratitude.
A man who attends strictly to his
own business merely gets the reputa
tion of being unsociable.
Riches In Portugal.
The worlds greatest deposit of
the mineral from which
tungsten 1b obtained, is In Portugal
Daily Thought.
- was never less alone than when
with myself —Gibbon.
7TH, 1915
! No. 2—Eastern Express—no
stop 3:64 AM
No. 4—California Limited
no stop AM
No. 6 —Kansas City and ”
Chicago Express 3 00 A M
No. 8 Kansas City and
Chicago Express 12:10 P.M
No. 10 —Atlantic Express .12:02 A.M
No. 12 -Missouri ltlver Flyer 4:35 PM
No 668—Mixed 9 26 P.M
No I—Mexico and Cali
fornia Express 2:22 A.M
No. 3 —California Limited—
no atop 9:26 P.M.
No. 6—Colorado and Utah
Express 1:28 A.M.
No 7—Fargo Fast—no atop 8:47 P.M.
No 9—California Fast Mail
—no stop 10:21 A M.
No. 11 Mexico and Cali
fornia Express 10:04 A.M.
N’o. 567—1.0 cal Passenger . . 5:48 P.M
A. V. Passenger leaves Lamar
Eust bound, dally except
Sunday 6:30 P.M
A. V. Passenger leaves Lamar
West bound, daily except
Sunday 8:06 A.M.
Q. J. GARVIN. Agent.
Wells Drilled
Prices Right Work Right
104 N. 6th St. Lamar, Colorado.
I! I COHDF.iI Prop.
100,000. To Lean on Farms
7 Per CenL
Liberal terms, optimal payment. Am also in the market for
some good city loans at 7 per cent. See me.
If you need a loan on ycur irrigated
farm we would be pleased to have you call
on us, as we can make you one promptly
and on very favorable terirs.
business ten p r cent or even five per cent
without adding to your oiK-rating expenses you JH 9R
Y . would li ten to 1 i a more
Jf|' r l <■! {Hands,
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R\| W shows that a well lighted store will do 100 per cent more
business than a jxx>rly lighted one —all other condi
|H tions In in,; the same. jg
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itional cost. Cditon Mazda Umpi solve tJiis problem. They
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H one with practically no additionalexjrense to you. Let usgive
j&a you a free object lesson in modern store lighting methods.
Groceries,Shoes, Furnishings
and (Jueensware
Everything Good to Eat and Wear
Sole Agents for
Carhartt Overalls, Queen Quality Shoes for
Women, American Gentlemen Shoesfor
Men, Security Shoes for Boy and Girls
112 South Main Street
Phone Lamar 1 7 Lamar, Colorado.
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