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Friend By ALVAH GARTH "Oh! why did you bring me tier#— why did you ever tell me! Mn Lura Daveual, two years a hrlde. moaned and wept and drew back from the window whither sus pense and suspicion and the subtle plotting of a woman she should never have trusted, led her. She deemed Minna ilurton a friend. She should never have placed faith in this false counselor. She knew she had been one of a group of admirers of her husband before his marriage, who had been particular never to go out with her. for her reputation was not a clean one. but he had been cour teous to her. Minna had not seen much of him until the last month. Then a lady friend of hers had inti mated to Laura that Minna bad told her secretly that she felt sorry for her because her husband was deceiving her The lady friend had brought about a meeting between the two. Lura had demanded to know the occasion of Minna a Insinuation. The latter, crafty, Jealous schemer that she was, had hemmed and hawed and feigned em barrassment Thqp. when firmly pressed by Lura. she had spoken of Glanced About Her Apprehensively. her deep respect for her. her desire to shield her and spare her sorrow and then bad declared that her hus band was false to her "He goes to see a certain lady every day. said Minna. "Dear Mrs Davenal. spare yourself grief. Men are all alike. It can do no good to unmusk him Let the episode pass. "Never!" Lura was aroused and then Minna had said "Very well. I will take you tomorrow where you shall see for yourself," and she had kept her word, for looking across a court between two hotel buildings in a room Lura saw her husband and a woman she did not know The latter smiled at Sydney Davenal. She play fully stroked his lace, she even kissed him. Lura was heartbroken. Viewing her with a crafty eye. Minna began to THE MELTING POT—ISRAEL ZANGWILL’S GREAT PLAY—WITH AN ALL-STAR CAST give aavice. w ay not aoanuon tins false husband? At least, teach him a lesson, disappear, if only temporar ily. From a distance bring him to his 1 feet in humiliation and contrition! And to all this poor distressed Lura listened, never dreaming that a wom an at heart a wicked plotter was bent on separating her from a man she had once loved. “Tea. yes.” she sobbed, "take me somewhere away from this heart break and sorrow!*’ "I have a cousin, a Mrs l<avery, a widow, living about a hundred miles from here, who will be glad to give you a temporary home." suggested the specious Minna, and Lura, half mad with her grief and suspicions, agreed to be at a place Minna named later that afternoon, prepared for the Journey She was to bring her grip and Minna was to convey her to the train and start her on her way to se clusion and safety, as she put it. Lura returned home in tears and made her preparations for departure, sobbing heartbrokenly. She wrote a brief note to her husband, telling him that Bhe bad discovered his perfidy i and that she would never return to him. She placed this on a stand in j their room, where he would be sure [ to see it. Then she left the house. Lura was unfamiliar with the ad dress Minna had given her She had told her it was a quiet restaurant and to go to its side door am. wait in a secluded rear room. Lura in her ur gency and confusion of mind arrived a half hour ahe.ad of the appointed time. She shivered and glanced about her apprehensively as she entered a vacant room. The sound of clinking glasses and ribald voices in an adjoining apartment frightened her Suddenly s girl wearing a tawdry garb peered in to the room She viewed Lura critic ally and then she approached her. "1 don't know you. I ain t youi kind sue said, "but I can guess from something I overheard this afternoon that you are here to meet Minna Mur ton." “If I was —if —if—has she been here?" faltered Lura "She will he soon and you must go away at once. Listen lady, fly from that woman. All she has had you meet her for Is to compromise you. for this is a den no respectable person should enter." Lura turned white as a sheet. Her deepest suspicions were aroused. She hurried from the place She fairly ran until several squares distant. Now she was more hopelessly wretched than ever She thrilled with horror as she thought of the wicked snare set for her feet. Were all wom ankind unworthy and cruel? She flbud- Jered. a score of wild thoughts in her mind. Even the dark, deep river seemed to invite her. Gradually the distraction grew less intense. She re membered a married school friend. Surely she. her closest companion for four years, would ofTer her a refuge. Lura resolved to return home, destroy the note left for her husband, write to hor friend asking her to take her in. await a reply and then leave the house forever. She was faint and trembling from excitement and despair as she neared the house. She entered, stood dazed *as she saw her husband coming from upstairs. He was never home at that time of the day. He must have found the note, and yet with a beaming face he came towards her. "You dear little wanderer," he cried. "Wherever have you been, when I have a great surprise for you?" "A surprise?" she repeated, scarcely knowing what she said. "Yes, come." and be entwined his arm about her and drew her past the drawing room draperies. "Lura, my nearest and dearest of kin. Myra Blodgett.” spoke Sydney and Lura faced the young lady that burtqn had pointed out to her She extended a nand, nut her senses were reeling. What did It all mean? "Cousin Myra Is responsible for the first secret I ever kept from you. dear." proceeded Sydney "She Is a runaway—cruel papa and all that! She would not let me bring her here for fear she would be located but within an hour her gallant knight errant will be here with a clergymun and then we can face the issue.” •*I will be down In a moment." stam mered Lura and almost unceremon iously left husband and guest Her nerves were at fever heat. The note! Sydney must have found it Yes. It was gone! Lura sank to a chair gasping for breath. What would Sydney think? How could she explain it all? Then suddenly a great cry of Joy left her lipa. The note! The breeze coming through the open window had blown it where ahe saw it —under the bu reau. And Sydney Davenal marveled at the strange clinging devotion of his wife all that day. and tin- sweet hap py smile of supreme content that nev er after left her face How Not to Sneeze. Everyone who attends church or goes to the theater or other place where people are assembled knows how embarrassing It is to have to sneeze with the usual unpleasant sounds that accompany such an outburst of our real nature, an ex change says Such may very easily be avoided by thinking quickly and following a simple little rule which will save us much annoyance. When the feeling comes over us which always precedes a sneeze, all we have to do is to lay our finger across the upper lip directly beneath the nose and press firmly upon the Up for a few seconds The sneeze will leave without mak ing Itself heard The same result can be obtained by laying the finger across the lower lip Just above the chin and pressing rath er firmly for a few moments. Either of these acts will not attract attention and In almost every Instance the person will be saved the annoy ance of disturbing the entire audi ence. use All the Brain Cells. Men go to the human junk pile be cause their one set of brain cells be comes exhausted, and they have neg lected to train and use the millions of others. There are those which show us the humanness of life, those which prove to us the beauty of nature, those which will suddenly con vince us of the infinite powers around us, those which will Btart us dream ing of big things and cause us to ac complish them. Lending and Borrowing. I>end not beyond thy ability, nor refuse to lend out of thy ability; es pecially when it will help others more than It can hurt thee. If thy debtor be honest and capable, thou hast thy money again. If not with Increase, with praise. If ho prove insolvent do not ruin him to get that which It will not ruin thee to lose; for thou art but a steward, and another is thy owner, master, and Judge—Penn. Expanding Feet. Several negro waiters were standing at a railroad station in a southern town discussing the merits of one of their fellow craftsmen. “Dat nigger Henry sure am a bustler, but w*en ho moves his feet dey look laik pan cakes." said one. "Pancakes?" shouted another "W’y man. wen dat nigger gits good an’ goin* dem feet o’ bis’n don’ resemble no pancakes—dey’s Jes laik a embraller, all bpread out.” 11. B. BROWN, Pres. A. N. PARRISH. V. Prea. W. C. GOULD, Cashier J. F. MAURER. Aaat. Cash. FIRST NATIONAL BANK LAMAR, COLORADO CapiLal Stock - $50,000. Surplus - - - $40,000. DIRECTORB: M. D. THATCHER JOHN H. THATCHER W C. GOULD A. N. PARRISH B. B. BROWN C. M. LEE B. T. McCLAVE R E ADAMS President Vice Prea. Caakter CAPITAL tSO.OOf) Lamar National Bank MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE BANK LAMAR, CtLOgMRO DIRECTORS: B. T. McClave Kay Adams M. J. McMillin C. 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In the white light of history, be fore the tribunal of Justice, we Bh&ll not be Judged for what we seem to be or have achieved, but for what we are and by what we have tried to do. —Selected. Shameful Ignorance. A Philadelphia Judge refused a di vorce to a six-foot man on the ground that his five-foot wife was too small to be cruel. A lot be knows about women.-- Detroit Free Press. Horses Affected by Shells. The nervous shock from exploding shells is bo great that It oftentimes brings horses up In their tracks, aie pareutly incapable of moving. Horses occasionally fall down and give every appearance of having been shot, though actually unhurt. Dogs sudden ly and unaccountably go lame, though untouched. Hops Used as a Vegetable. Hops, which are not recognizable in the form we use them, were eaten for themselves as a vegetable by the Ro mans of old. and still are by the Ba varians, who choose rather than the blossom, the tender top ahoota of the plant and prepare them In much ths form of an asparagus salad.—iCx change. Peculiarity of Cat’s Eyes. As showing how widely the penzuv nently blue eyes of cats differ from other eyes, It 1b noted that immediate ly the eyes of white cats that are to have permanently blue eyes open they shine bright red In the dark, and neither the ephemeral kitten blua nor any other colored eye does thin.