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The Lamar register. [volume] (Lamar, Colo.) 1889-1952, December 13, 1916, Image 7

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A
“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
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Over L mar National Bank
LAMAR, - . . COLORADO
In Business Again
We Have Re-opened the
BON TON MEAT MARKET
at our old stand in the Everett Building, 122
South Main Street. We will handle the
Choicest Meats, Poultry,Fish,Oysters
Your orders will receive prompt and care
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