itrne. **o co/rm/rr
-IOU must have some llgmnti. e
method of saddling. Mr. SenniM-k." sin*
smiled over her shoulder ut him when
he dime up.
“We leurn to do things quick when
we’ve handled cattle a few- years.” he
admitted. He hud a diffident manner I
of receiving compliments which I
pleased Billy Louise and gave her con- I
fidence a needed brace.
”Mr. Seabeck, I’ve always heard that
you’re an awfully squure man." she 1
said. “Daddy seemed to think that
you could be depended on In any kind
of a pinch. I hope It’s true. I'm '
bunking a lot on your squareness to
“Why. I don’t know about my being
any better than my neighbors." he said,
with a twinkle of humor In his eyes,
which were a bright, unvarying blue.
"But you can bank on my doing any-
thing I can for you. Miss MacDonald.
I think I could be even better than
square—to help u plucky little girl
“I don’t mean Just the ordinary (
squareness," Billy Louise put In qui
etly. “I meuu bigness, too; a bigness
that will make a man be more than
square; a bigness that will let him see
ull around a thing and Judge It from |
a bigger viewpoint than mere Jus
“Hra-mm —If you could trust me
enough to —”
‘Tin going to. Mr. Seabeck. I’m go- ,
Ing to take It for granted you’re big
ger than your own squareness. And if ,
you’re not—if you’re Just a selfish,
weak, letter-perfect, honest man. Til— |
feel like —thrashing you.” Without a |
doubt that was the Billy of her which
•Til take the thrashing if you think
I need It.” he promised. looking at her 1
with something more than admiration. I
"What have you done. Miss Mac Do- 1
aid? If I can help you hide the 1
body— ’’ I
"There!" Billy Louise dared to ;
wrinkle her nose at him—and I don’t l
know- which of her did It. “I knew- 1
you’d play up like n good sport. But
what If It Isn’t n body? What If— •
what If you found some of your cattle I
with—With a big D—run over your 1
brund?" She hud a perfectly white ,
line around her mouth and nostrils I
then, but she faced him squarely. 1
“Hm-mm!” Seabeck gave her n 1
quick, sidewise glance and pulled 1
thoughtfully at the graying whispers 1
that pointed his chin. "I would have
been glad to lend you money, or help '
rou In nny way.”
"Yes. I know." Billy Louise snapped 1
tier reins Impatiently. "But what
would you do übout tho—cattle?" I
“What could I do? What would you I
want me to do? I should do whatever I
would help you. I would—"
Would you—be ns ready to help <
somebody else? Somebody I—thought
Seabeck evidently saw light. He
cleared his throat and spat gravely '
Into a bush. "I see you don’t trust me. I
after all." he said.
"I do. I’ve got to; I mean. I’d have l
to whether I did or not. It’s like this.
Mr. Seabeck. Tt Isn’t the big D brand;
i»f course you knew It couldn’t be. But
It Isn’t yours, either. Some one was
tempted and was weak. They’re sorry
now. They want to do the right tiling,
mid It rests with you whether they
can do It. You cun shut them up In
Lll If you like; you have u perfect
right to do it. Some men would do
thut and be able to sleep ufter It. I
suppose. But I believe you’re bigger
than that. I believe you’re big enough
to see that If a person goes wrong and
then sees the mistake and wunts to
pull back Into the straight trail, n
man —even the one who has been
wronged—would be committing a moral
crime to prevent It. To tuke a person
who wants to make a fresh, honest
start, and shut that person up amongst
criminals and brand him us o criminal,
seems to me a worse wrong than to
steal a few head of cattle; don’t you
think s<». Mr. Seabeck?"
What Mr. Seabeck thought did not
Immediately appear In speech. lie was
pulling a little harder ut his whiskers
and staring at the ears of his horse.
"That would depend on the person,"
he sulci ut lust. "Some men are born
"Oh. we aren't talking about that
kind of a man. Surely to goodness
you don’t enll Churlle Fox a born
criminal, or Marthy Mellke?”
“CTinrlle Fox! Is that the person
you mean, who has been—”
“Yes. it Is! And he is horribly sorry,
and so Is Murthy. uud they’ll pay you
for (he cattle. And If you do any
thing mean about It. It will simply kill
|K*or old Marthy. You couldn’t send
her to the pen. Mr. Seabeck. Think
how she's worked there In the Cove;
and Charlie has worked like a perfect
slave; and he was trying to get a
start so he—could —get married— **
“Hm-mm!" Rumors had reached
Seabeck. thanks to Billy Louise’s
dropped lushes upon a certuln occa
sion. which c uused him to believe he
saw further light.
"And tf you’re going to he horrid —"
“Will the —lady he wunts to marry
give him unother chance?"
"Don't you think she ought to —tf
she Moves him?" Billy Louise studied
the skyline upon the side farthest
“You suy he wants to pay for the
cattle and —"
“He’ll do anything he can to make
amends,” said Billy Louise, with con
viction. “He'll take his medicine and
go to Jail If you Insist." she added sor
*7»*v'ully. “It will ruin his whole life,
of course, and break a couple of worn
ci hearts, but— ’’
-It’s u bad thing, a mighty bad
, i.h ng. when a man tries to get ahead
“It’s a good thing when he learns
the lesson without having to pay for It
tv>th his whole future." Billy Loulso
amended the statement.
Seabeck smiled u little behind his
fingers that kept tugging at his whis
“Did Charlie Fox send Miss Por
“He doesn’t know I hud any Inten
tion of coming.” Billy Louise assured
him quickly and with perfect truth.
'They’ll both be awfully surprised
when they find It out"—which wus also
p erf true —“and when they see
you ride up. they’ll think you’ve got
the sherlfT at your back. I haven't a
•*TMre are a few points I’d like
to ttUMC up. If you can help me." Sea
beck Interrupted. “All this rustling
that h>*» been going on for the past
jeffr u2d a half: ure Fox and the
Mdlke woman mixed up In that? I
want," he said, “to help the young
man —and her. But If they have been
operating on a large scale. I’m
“I believe Charlie must have been
influenced In some ways by bad ac
quaintances." Billy Louise answered
more steadily than she felt. “But his
—rustling—has been of a petty kind.
I won’t apologize for him, Mr. Seabeck.
[ think It's perfectly awful, what he
has done. But I think It would be
more awful still not to give him a
chance. The other rustling Is some
outside gang. I’m sure. If Charlie
was mixed up with them. It’s very
slightly—Just enough to dumn him ut
terly If he were urr'ested und tried.
He Isn’t a natural criminal. He’s Just
weak. And he’s learned his lesson.
It’s up to you. Mr. Seubeck, to say
whether he shall have a chance to
nroflt by the lesson. And there’s peer
01a Martny in it. too. sne just wor
ships Churlle and would do unythlng—
even steal for hi in."
Seabeck meditated for a while, and
Billy Louise watched him uneasily
from the tall of her eye. To tell the
plain truth, she was in a punlc of fear
1 at what she had done.
Lust night, when she lay curled up
by the stove under Ward’s woW-skin
coat, this seemed the only possible
way out: To tel? Seabeck and trust to
his kindness and generosity to refrain
from pushing the cuse. To have Char
lie Fox give back what he hud stolen
or pay for it —anything that would sat
isfy Seabeck’s sense of jostlce—and
let him start honestly. She had
thought that Seabeck would be merci
ful. If she told him In the right way :
but now. when she stole a glance at
his bent, brooding face, she was fright
ened. He did not look merciful, but
stern and angry. Sin remembered
then that stealing cattle is the one
crime a cattleman finds It hard to for
Billy Louise might have spared her
self some mental anguish If she could
have known that Seabeck was brood
ing over the wonder of a woman's love
that purdons and condones u (nun's
"I’m glad you came and told me
this." he said at last. “Very glud. In
deed. Miss MacDonald. Certain steps
have been taken lately to push this—
wipe out this rustling and general law
lessness. and If you had not told me.
I’m afraid the mills of Justice would
have ground your—friends. Of course
the law would be merciful to Mrs.
Mellke. No Jury would send an old
woman like that — By the wuy. that
breed they have had working for
them —he is In on the deal. too. I take
"Yes. of course. They had to have
someone to help. Marthy can’t do uny
j Tlm-iniu—do you know. Miss Mac-
Donald. whether there was any inti
macy between—your friends—und the
man we hud for stock Inspector, Mr.
j “I—can’t say as to that." Billy Lou
ise. you see, did not know much about
details, hut the little she did know
1 made her hedge.
| ’There’s a queer story about Olney.
, You know he has left the country.
don’t you? It seems he rode very hur
-1 riedly up to the de(>ot ut Wllmer to
1 take the train. Just as he stepped on.
' a fellow who knew him by sight no
ticed u piece of pu(»er pinned on the
buck of his coat. He Jerked It loose.
It was a—tn-m —very pecullur docu
ment for a man to be wearing on his
1 back." Seal id. »ulled at his whis
kers. but It wus not pulling which
quirked the cornets of his lips. ’The '
man said Olney seemed greatly upset
over something un4 had evidently for-,
gotten the (taper tintll he felt it being i
pulled loose. He suld Olney looked
back then, and Is was the color of a
pork-rind. The train was pulling out.
The man took the paper over to a
saloon and let several others read It. '
They—mm-imn—decided that It should
be placed In the hands of the authori
ties. Have—tn-m—your—friends ever
mentioned the matter to you?"
1 "No." said Billy Louise, und her eyes
"Hm-mm' We must discover. If w*»
can. Miss MacDonald, whether they
are in any wuy Implicated with this
man Olney. I believe that this Is at
present more Important than the re
eovery of any—m-m —cattle of mine ,
which they may have appropriated." j
Billy Louise looked at hltn for a min- J
ute. "Mr. Seabeck. you're awfully dear
übout this!” she told him. "I haven't I
been us square as you : and I’ve been— ,
Listen here. Mr. Seabeck ! I don’t love (
Churlle Fox a bit. I love somebody j
else, und I'm going to marry him. lie's
so square. I'd hate to Lave him think ;
I even let you believe something that 1
j wasn't true. It’s Marthy I'm thinking
1 of. Mr. Seabeck. I was afraid you
wouldn’t let Charlie off Just for her
sake, hut I thought maybe If you Just
thought I—wanted you to do It for j
mine. why. tnuybe—with two women t»
be sorry for, you’d be kind of—”
“Hni-nini!" Seabeck nt her a keen,
blue, twinkling glance (hut made Hilly
Louise turn hot all over with shame
and penitence. “Hui-mm!” he said
again—If one cun call thut a saying—
and pulled at his graying whiskers.
(Continued on I'age 6)
..tale of Colorado. I
County of Prowers. )
In the Dlstric t < 'ourt
William D. Snively. >
William D. Snivelv. Ji and >
Itobert E. Snively. »
The People of the Stat.- of Colorado.
To William I>. Snively. Jr . and Rob
erts E. Snively. the D.-l-ndanta ahov.
You are hereby required to appear in
an action brought sgaln-t you by tin
above named plaintiff in the District
Court of Prowers County, .state of Colo
rado. and answer die complaint therein
within twenty days aft.-r tne servlc
hereof if served within this County;
or. iI served out of t»‘> County. 01 b>
publication, within thirty days aftet
the service hereof, exclu.-ivcof the d,-.
■•f service; or Judgment by default will
he taken against you according to tin l
prayer of the complaint. And If a copy
of the complaint in the above action
be not served with this summons, or if
the service hereof be made out of this <
A. N. PARRISH, Pros. B. B. BROWN, Vice Trcß.
J. F. MAURER, Cashier
FIRST NATIONAL BAN*
CopiLal Stock - $50,000.
Surplus - $50,000.
JOHN F. MAURER JOHN H. THATCHER J. F. PARRISH
A, N. PARRISH B. B. BROWN
C. M. LEE B. T. McCLAVE R. E. ADAMS
President Vice Pres. Cashier.
Lamar National Bank
MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
B. T. McClave Ray Adams M. J. McMillin C. M. Lee A. Dei-tor
Wc want your business, large and small, and offer every
falciity consistent with safe and conservative banking
Accounts Received Subject to Check Money Orders Sold
J. M. WILLIAMS, Pres. L. J. BORING, Cashier
CHAS. MAXWELL, Vice Pres. J. D. SPOONER, Asst. Cashier
Citizens State Bank
Capital Stock - - $35,000.
Surplus - - $17,500.
We invite you to transact your business with this bunk, ami endeavor
to give prompt service by personal anti courteous treatment to our
DIRECTORS —J. M. Williams, Charles Maxwell, Geo. A. Everett, L.
J. Boring, I. L. Maxwell.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES
Should Have The Best
HE T/iN : N : : : N
Investigate tDe Union Central Life In
surance Company For Security, Service &
Low Net Cost then use your own Judgment.
Liberty Bonds at par plus accrued inter
est accepted in payment for premiums or
FORD, District Manager
LAMAR LOAN & BUILDING OFFICE
Htate. then ten days additional to !h« 1
time hereinbefore specified for appear- 1
I ante ami answci will be allowed before
the taking or Judgment b> default as
The ■aid action is brought for par
tition of the MV, of the SW ■* uf
Hi. Township 22 of Rung.- »• .V or
1 the *»tn I*. M. together Will the llglil
to the use of water thereon forth«- ir
rigation of the sain*, or if a partition
land division of said premises accord
ing to the respective rights of the
putties to said action can not »>•
| without material Injury to the rights ■
of said parties, then for a sale of the 1
said premises und <ll vision of th pro 1
Leeds thereof between the parlies 1
a* cording to their respective rights, as 1
will more fully appear from the coin ■
plaint In said action to which refer- 1
. enee Is here made; a copy of which is ■
"T„d nntlflfU that I.
! you fail to appear, and to answer the ■
suld complaint as above required, tin
I said plaint ilf will apply for the *P 1
pointinent of a guardian ad litem to 1
represent you in said cause and will
apply to the Court for a decree as
prayed in said petition. , r
Civeii under my hand and seal of 1
said Court at Lamar. In said « ounty
this 22*1 day of December. A D. 191-
(SEAL) A E powNEIt.
Clerk of the District Court In and for I
Prowers County, Colorado.
First pub. Jany. 73. 191*.
i Last pub. Feby. 20. 191* ,
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE ON PETI
TION FOR OF REAL ES
State of Colorado. )
)■■ j ■
Countv of Prowers. )
In the Count) Court
In the Matter of the Batata of James
W. Wood, deceased.
This matter coming on to be heard ;
on this 21st day of January. A. I) J '
upon the petition filed herein by Bert ,
K Stark Administrator or suld ..stat-. (
for the sale Of the following described .
real estate, or a portion thereof. to-
W Tke North Half of the North Half
of Section Twenty-seven (27). Town
-1... Twctitv-oiie (21) South, of Range
For P ty-?lx (l«> West of the Sixth Prin
cipal Meridian ICO acres. An undi
vided one-half Interest in and to the
K, -l Half of Hie Northeast quarter of
Section Twent) -eight C-’H). Townsh.p
Twenty-one «“ 1) South. of Rang.-
Fortv-slx M«> West of the Sixth Prln- j
citml Meridian. *0 acres, together with
(Fifty one-hundredths (0.50) of a cubic
'foot of water per second of time de
rived from the canal now owned by ,
The Fort Lyon Canal Company. and
evidenced by Fifty (60) shares of the
capital stock of the said The Fort Lyon
Canal Company. Subject to one h II oi t
mortgage securing Two thousand dol
lars. ($2,000.00) .all situate, lying <• '
Icing in the County of I 1■ • • • 1 .
Stale of Colorado, lor tip purpose 01
paying debts und said mortgage.
And it now appearing to the Court
from said petition that proper and leg
al grounds exist for the ; ale of all or
a portion of said r* ul ••■tat*
Now. Therefore. It is ordered by Uni
Court that Susan J. Wood and M
lirosius Ooodati. and Willi mi Wood
Stark, all persons win. nr. mils of
said decedent. James W Wood. h. and
appear before said Court at the tour,
room of said Court. 1.. the - hv of In
inar. County and Stale atoi- md. on tin
4th day of March. A. I>. ‘'-IS. at i!
hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon of
said day. then and there to show- cause,
if any there he. why an order should
not he made directing the said Bert E
Stark. Administrator, to sell the whole
or so much of said real .-state as ma)
be necessary for the purposes specified
In said petition.
It is further ordered, that this order
he published for at least four succ*-.
Hive weeks In The Lamar R-g.-i.r,
publle newspaper published in said
Count) .fur t h er ordered that W E I
of Said County of Prowers. !••• and 1
is hereby appointed as guardian
litem for William Wood Stark, a minor,
to represent said minor at said hear
th. Court. a c noBV
(County Court Seal)
First pub. January 23rd. CIV
Last pub. February 13tli, 191 V
J, K. DOUGHTY. Attorney.
NOTICE OF ADJUSTMENT DAY
Estate Of Richard E. Hazel,Deceased.
No. 14 29.
All persons having claims against
said estate are hereby notified to pr
sent them for adjustment to life < oun
ty Court of Prowers County, Colorado,
on the 26th day or February. A. D.
Executrix of the lust will and testa
ment of Richard K. Hazel, deceased.
First pub. Jany. 23. 191 k.
Last pub. Feby. 20, 191 b.
F. C. Pitsenbarger
Repair Work a Specially
206 S. Fifth St. Lamar, Coloradj
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