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“Good Fellow” By Florence Lillian Henderson (Copyright. 1916. by \V. <i « lupman.) “Who’s the new hand?" “lie calls himself Lynn Duruud. lie won’t set the works nu fire, for lie’s u greeny in our line. Seeuis to want to learn, though.” It wus a good place to leurn acer branch of inechunical construc the big plant of the Blddleton works. More than one humble apprentice had graduated to high und responsible positions through efficiency and application. The policy of tin* house wus to employ young uieu and develop their ability rapidly, pushing them aheud where they deserved It. The new hand hud come from a dis tance—with favorable recommenda tions, It was said. It was easy to dis cern that he had been well brought up und was a college mun. The cut of his clothes, the way he carried himself, his free and easy independence, though coupled with u courteous and obliging manuer. showed that he was unused to the exertions of labor. As to his antecedents and ambitions Lynn Durand kept his own counsel. “Folks have a little money." he ex plained to his young labor chums, “and wanted me to leuru something prac tical. Truth Is. I’m not quick and smart enough for a profession and am wise enough to know It. Been tued dling with electricity since I was a kid and this experience may bring some thing out In me.” Durand was taken Into the circle of young men about his own age who worked at the Middleton plant and duly Initiated Into their Industrial and social routine. Their work was leio manual than expert me nr a I and educa- Saw an Officer of the Bank. tional. They belonged to good fainllle* In the village, dressed well and wen only a fair average as to roisterom tail convivial characteristics. All hands took to Durand. He wa> voted “a genuinely good fellow!” Hi had plenty of money and was liberal He was likable as a companion ant open and above board, except as to hit antecedents and purposes. The “good fellow” element in Du rand was imposed upon, but he did not 1 flinch from the dictates of generous impulse. When any of the boys want ed an advance he went to Durand— and always got It. One young fellow employee, Ellis Bruce, was always In financial difficulties. He was un In genuous. free-lwurted young man, hut never considering any provision for th* future. Durand was not sorry he had helped him when, one eventful eve ning. Ellis introduced him to his sister Maude Bruce. Maude completely filled the ideals of Durand as to feminim perfection. Love had never knocked ut the door of his heart. It did so now —imperiously, with effect. He was In love. And he hud a rival. This was Abel Joyce, also employed at the plant. Joyce did not purtlculurly associate with the younger crowd. He was over thirty, a keen-eyed, ambitious bache lor, a tyrant with those under him servile and politic with his superiors He made himself agreeable when he learned that Durand hud mono} and condescended to ask him to exchange checks and carry him for u duy or two. Joyce always squared up thes«- transactions reliably. Durand, how ever. wondered at the frequency with which the deiuunds came. The uinounts involved run over a hundred dollars, and generally were asked for on Mon day, after Joyce hud made a run reg ularly down to the city over Sunday. ' ostensibly to visit some near relatives. Joyce generally called at the Bruce hom« on two social evenings of tha SILVER. BROS. WHOLESALE & RETAIL GROCERS EAST SIDE MAIN ST. PHONES LAMAR 56 & 57 week. Liu rami round himself welcome two other evenings. Pretty Maude was courteous to both, and Durand often wondered which had mude the most progress In her regard. Ellis Bruce came to him at noon one day with a distressing story. He hound Durand to secrecy, and then told him thut he had lost twenty dol lars In a “friendly game” with Joyce and a friend. He had given lie latter his I. O. U„ feared he would betray him ut the pluut or ut ho:; « and uiuke .lti» trouble, and asked Durand to •ai4y him over until next pay day. I Durand looked grave ut the eonfes don. He gave Ellis some good advice, ieprecated ills own discover.! of ihe gambling habits of Joyce, and wrote out a check. He had u special en gagement with Maude that evening. •nM felt indylgent towards the brother of the girl he loved. Durand wns amazed when Ellis came back with the .-heck. it whs stamped ”N. S. 1'.," which meant not sufficient funds on deposit to pay. Durand hurried ut once to the hank. According to his account, lie had over five Immlred dollars on deposit. The teller showed him a check that had come from u city hunk, hearing his ap parent signature, and payable to "cur renoy.' At once Durand pronounced It : u forgery. He took the check and noted the skillful duplication of his handwriting. huw an officer of the hank, arranged io draw a draft on his mother for a hundred dollars, gave Ellis the loan he had asked for. und started for the city to Investigate the forgery. It was not until he was hulf way there on file train thut he was sorry that he had been so precipitate. Whut would Miss Bruce think of his fail ure to keep his appointment? It wus i too late to worry over that now. how- i ever. The city bank thnt had cashed and sent out the check went over the mat- 1 ter with Durand and asked an oppor tunity to investigate und run down the liersoii who hud got the money. Du rand forgot all about the check the next two or three days, for Ellis Im parted to him u desolating fuct—his , sister Maude was enguged to Joyce, he announced. Durand was fairly heartbroken.' Some new developments, however. , aroused him. Two days later Ellis • ame to him with a perturbed face. *T say. Durand,” he said contiden-1 tially. "Maude has made u dreadful mistake, realizes it, and is grieving > herself to death about It. I hadn't ought to tell you. hut that night you j broke your engagement with her she got piqued. Out of retaliation she -omewhat encourage*] Joyce, and be 1 hurried her Into un engagement. Du rund”—und Ellis grew eloquent— I "save her !’* “How can I do that?” faltered Du rum!. “She loves you.” “But—Joyce.” “1 know, und you know that he It a cad —and worse. She tried to get him to let her off the engagement last night, und lie only smiled in his sluts ter way. and said they should get along very well together." Durand wus in despair. He could hardly pose us champion in the pres-1 ent case. Thnt night, however, the problem wus solved. There eame a wire from the city hunk. It informed j Durand *thut they had run down tin j person who had cashed the forged i check. He wus a city gambler. uh< hud accepted it in good faith from Joyce. With u lawyer Durand went to se« Joyce the next day. He gave him hit choice between a prompt disappear ance from the town or prosecution foi forger}’. He Imparted some other rea sons why It would be impossible for Joyce to remain among them, inas- , much as his mother wus one of tin largest stockholders in the company j and his own term of service had been | undertaken simply to familiarize him- 1 with the bun. , :.»-»8 preparatory coming In ns an official. '] Joyce vanished. Maude came tr know all of the details of the occn 1 slon of Durand's breaking that engage 1 nient with her. The "good fellow' j found his wuy hack to the paradise of Maude Bruce’s love. j Such Langwidge. I asked an Italian who speaks cor- j rect English, which lunguage his cldl- dren b-arned to write more readily, \ Italian or English. “Italian," said he. "Your English words don’t sound the way they look." 1 To show whut this pcor man laid In mind, I shall quote some suggestions given to me by one of the most famous J scholars, philosophers and professional men lu America. „ They show what m curlicue language English i -: Pu* It vice versa, and If h'Ughi.-r I* lafter. why is not daughter d.-ifn-r an.* slaughter shifter? \ Enough is ent iff. hut cough is nm cuff. However, If cough is criwf shouldn't enough he enuwf; Plough Is pronounced J.hw .nil hough Is how, I ill cough i- i -.>• Moreover, a little Ital that cougl. Is cil to Christmas and New Year Holiday - Rates from LAMAR, COLORADO via GP op to stations in l olorado and New Mex ico. Kates one and one-third fare for I round trip. Dates of sale, Dec. 22, 23, 24, 2."*, and Jl, 1916 and January 1, 1917. Final limit January 3, 1917, except ! thut tickets sold Dec. 22, will he limit -1 ed to January H, 1917. G. J. 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