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STRAIN® BROS.
We are in the market for
Cane, Milo, Feterita, Sudan, Bean, and
Broom Corn aeedi.
We Sell
Seeds, Feeds, Coal, Salt, Dips, Poultry
Supplies and Remedies.
COTTON CAKE and MEAL
NOW OFFERED AT
$58.00 to $60.00 per Ton.
See us for Contracts on Bean and Vine
Seeds for this year. We furnish seed
stock and pay highest prices.
STRAIN BROS.
Lamar, Colorado.
200 North Main Phone Lamar 9
NORTH OF
FIFTY THREE
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ran to nun. tie sturieu, u* u Mile nua
been a ghost. Then he opened his arms
and drew her close to him.
“Bill. BUI, what made you so long?''
she whispered. M I guess It served me
right, but It seemed a never-ending
time.”
"What made me so long?” be
echoed, bending his rough cheek down
against the wurtu smoothness of hers.
“Lord, I didn't know you wanted me.
I ain't no telepathist, hon. You never
peeped one little word since 1 left,
llow long yon been here?”
"Since last September.” She smiled
up at him. “Didn’t Courvolseur’a man
deliver a message from me to the
mine? Didn't you come In answer to
my note?”
“Great Caesar’s ghost—since Sep
tember —alone! You poor little girl!”
he murmured. “No, If you sent word
to me through Courvolseur I never got
It. Maybe something huppeued his
man. 1 left the Kiuppuu with the tirst
snow. Went poking almlesaly over
around the Finlay river with a couple
of trappers. Couldn’t settle down.'
Never heard a word from you. I’d
given you up. I Just blew In this way
by sheer accident. Girl, girl, you don’t
know how good it is to see you again,
to hove this warm body of yours cud
dled up to me again. And you came
right here and planted yourself to wait
till I turned up?”
"Sure!” She lauglusl happily. “But
I sent you word, even If you never got
it. Oh, well. It doesn't matter. Noth
ing matters now. You're here, and
I'm here, and— Oh. llilly-boy. I was
an awful plg-heuded Idiot. Do you
think you can take another chance
with me?”
“Say”—he held her off at arm’s
length admiringly—“do you want to
know how stroug 1 am for taking u
He Held Her Off at Arm’s Length, Ad
miringly.
chance with you? Well, I was on my
way out to ting the next train Fast.
Just to see—Just to see If you still cared
two pins; to see if you still thought
your game was better than mine.”
“Well, you don’t have to take auy
eastbound train to find that out,” she
cried gaily. "I’m here to tell you 1
care a lot more thau any number of
pins. Oh, I've leurued a lot In the lust
six months. Bill. 1 hud to hurt my
self, and you. too. I had to get a Jolt
to Jar me out of my self-centered little ,
orbit. I got it. und It did me good.
And It’s funny. I came buck here be-j’
cause 1 thought I ought to, because it :
flfcrfa ■■■■■-!■ -■
mum our home, hut rather dreading U.
And I’ve been quite contented and
happy—only hungry, oh, so dreadfully
hungry, for you.”
BUI kissed her.
“I didn't make any mistake In you.
after all,” he said. “You’re a reul
partner. You’re the right stuff. 1
love you more thau ever. If you tuude
a mistake you puld for it, like a dead
game sport. What's a few months?
We've all our life before us, und It’s
plain sailing now we've got our hear
ings again.”
“Amen !’’ she whispered. “I—but.
say. man of mine, you've beeu on the
trull, and I know whut the trull Is.
You must be hungry. I’ve got all
kluds of goodies cooked In the kitchen.
Take oft your clothes, und I’ll get you
something to eat.”
“I’ll go you,” he said. *T am hungry.
Made a long mush to get here for the
night. I got six huskies ruuning loose
outside, so If you hear 'em scuffling
uround you’ll know It’s not the wolves.
Huy, It was some welcome surprise to
tlud a Are when I came In. Thought
first somebody traveling through had
put up. Then I saw those slippers ly
lug there. That was sure making tue
take notice when you stepped out.”
He chuckled at the recollection.
Iluzel lit the lamp, und stirred up the
Are, plying It with wood. Then she
sllpped a heavy bathrobe over her
nightgown und went Into the chilly
kitchen, emerging therefrom presently
with a truy of food and a kettle of wa
ter to make coffee. This she set on the
Are. Wherever she moved Bill's eyes
followed her with a gleam of Joy, tinc
tured with stnlllug Incredulousuess.
When the kettle was safely bestowed
on the coals, he drew her on his knee.
There for u minute she perched In rich
content. Then she rose.
“Come very quietly with me. Bill,’’
she whispered, with u tine air of mys
tery. “I want to show you something.”
“Sure! What Is It?” he asked.
“Gome and see,” she smiled, and
took up the lump. Bill followed'obedl
ently.
Close up beside her bed stood a
small, squure crib. Hazel set the lamp
ou u table und, turning to the bundle
of blankets which Ailed this new piece
of furniture, drew buck one corner, re
vealing u rouud, puckered-up infant
face.
“For the love of Mike!” Bill mut
tered. .“Is It—ls It—”
“It's our son,” she whispered proud
ly. “Born the tenth of Junuary—
three weeks ago today. Don't, don’t—
you great beur —you’ll wake him.*'
For Bill was bending down to peer
at the tiny morsel of Immunity, with *i
strunge, abashed smile on his face, his
lilg, clumsy Angers touching the soft,
pink cheeks. And when he stood up
lie drew a long breath, and luld one
arm across her shoulders.
“Us two und the kid.” he said whim
sically. “It should be the hardest com
bination In the world to bust. Are you
happy, little person?”
She nodded, clinging to him, word
lessly happy. And presently she cov
ered the baby’s fuce, und they went
buck to sit before the great tlrepiuce.
where the kettle bubbled cheerfully
and the crackling bluze sent forth Its
challenge to the bevy of frost sprites
that held high revel outside.
And. after u time, the blaze died to
a heap of glowing embers, and flu
forerunning wind of a northeast storm
soughed und whistled about a house
deep wrupped In contented slumber, n
house no longer divided against itself.
(TUB ENDI)
Watch for our new serial “Outwit
ting the Hun”—A story of the present
world war. First installment will be
gin next week.
COUNTY FOOD
MEN MEET
Answering the call of conservation
county food administrators from all
parts of Colorado, gathered lu Denver
at the Brown Palate hotel May 9.
Thomas B, Stearns, federal food ad
ministrator for Colorado, presided.
E. F. Cullen, personal field repre
sentative of Herbert Hoover, attended
the meeting.
Ideas presented by the confereno -
represeniatives follow:
Adams—H. Q. Tiffany—“ When wo
found out that some of the people were
not patriotic, a plain invitation was
Issued to them to become patriotic. A
rope was carried, not as a threat, but
as a reminder.”
Alamosa— D. A. Norton —“We have
950 families enrolled under the pledge
card Bystem and ail of our merchants
are working together.
Arapahoe—J. E. Mitchell—“l have
utilised the shorthan-i and typewriting
classes in the high schools to help get
out circulars and rulings.”
Baca—F. L. Harris —"There la a
larger wheat area by five times than
ever before and It looks flue.”
Bent—L. E. Thompson—“ The farm
ers don't seem to understand.the food
regulations. There's lots of wheat In
Bent.”
Chaffee—W. L. Phllbln—"By 'a sys
tem in our retail stores telephone or
ders that come in one day are not do*
livered until the next. It works fine."
Crowley—John H. Cowden—'When
ever I have anyone I can’t reach I call
on the people who can boat afford to
■ pend money for gasoline.''
Cutter—B. C. Briggs—"We have a
large German settlement, but tli** mem
bers all claim to be patriotic. If they
are not It is from iguorance.”
Delta George Stephan—“l have
l>een compelled to flue three merch
ants during the past three months. I
turned It over to Red Cross."
Douglas—W. L. Fales—"l want peo
ple to have confidence in this Admin
istration. I want them to fear it.”
Eagle—T. J. Dice—" Our merchants
have been very satisfactory.”
Elbert—C. B. Corkett—"Elbert court
ty has had very few violations of food
laws.”
El Paeo—E. A. Swenson —“We have
an Advisory Council of nln mer
chants. We have a speak* r* bur* a't
and a Motor staff who work together.”
Fremont—Guy U. Hardy—" The only
food complaints that w* have are from
our Italians and Syrians, who run
stores. They do not know what la ex
pected of them.”
Garfield Ed. McLearn—"We are
having somtt difficulty In getting peo
ple to buy sub-titutes at the high
price."
Gilpin—B. E. Beymour—"We got ia
450 pledge cards and had four refus
als.”
Grand—Lew Wallace—"llie people
complain of the price of übstitutes.
They think the Food Administration
should take care of this matter.”
Gunnison—E. L. Sargent—" The Nor
mal School is cooperating In every
way possible Two hours a week are
devoted to Food Administration work
Huerfano—George Blickhahn—"We
have boosted Increase in acreage un
til the wheat area will be much larger
than last year "
Jackson W H. Winacom "Our
county is difficult to get around In.
Some of the farmers In reporting their
flour have written. 'lf you want it
come and get it.'”
Kit Carson—Wyat Boger— We are
boosting state fairs as a war measure."
Lake—Joseph Clarke —“Our popula
tlon le front e\ery part of the world
except China They keep food regula
tlons.”
Las Animas—George Mason—"On
the start of th flour rulings, we had
bootlegger* In flour, delivering to tho
foreigners I fined one and now the
merchants are working fine.”
Lincoln—Ed. Riekenburg “We’re
organized, crops are fine and tho
farmers are marketing their grain and
the people reporting their flour.”
Mean—D. B Wright—" Our people
have been eating peeled potatoes, but
we will eat th**in skins and all If nec
essary.”
Moffat—W. H. Tucker—" Much of
the time we had no substitutes and
had to use flour. Once we had substi
tutes and no flour.”
Morgan—James Hurley—" There Is
only one way to handle flour—let the
Government take the flour If they
need It—take all of It, then all the peo
ple would be good."
Montrose—Dr. Samuel H. Bell—
We produce wool enough to supply our
own clothing and t<ome for soldiers.”
Otero—J. L. Weaver —"We carry out
to the letter every rule of the food ad
ministration.”
Ouray—William Rathmell—"l fed
safe to say that the F6od Administra
tion can count on the Ouray couijty.”
Pitkin—L. A. W. Brown —"A mer
chant’s Inventory of flour and sugar
keeps consumers from getting more
than allowed.”
Prowers—Ray Strain —“Our people
are very patriotic. S*-nd Instructions
and they will be carried out.”
Pueblo—John F. Vail— The substi
tute flour rule pot us into trouble. W-*
had a meeting ami made the purchase
of substitutes necessary for both re
tailer and consumer."
Routt—S. I. Hoklas—“People ns a
rule are willing to comply with regu
lations which thev understand.”
Saguache—Frank H. Means—"We
are having verv little trouble”
San Juan—H. E. Curran —The Food
Administration is very thorough and
compact. 1 am it. We have no serlou
probhuns.”
Sedgwick—George S. Klnsma*'—
“Our people feel that If Uncle Sam
aeeds flour we can eat com meal."
Summit —George nomnson — mere
Is no question about the patriotism of
Summit county.”
Washington—J. F. Jdhnson —“Wash-
ington ship* more egg* than any other
county and I have only had two people
ask me for the privilege of serving
wheat to chicks.”
Counties not reporting were Archule
ta. Boulder. Cheyenne, Conejos, Costil
la. Jefferson. K’.owa, L;\ Plata. Larimer.
Logan Montezuma, Park. Phillips.
Teller. Weld, and San Miguel. Clear
Creek. Yuma »<nd Hinsdale ”
SLEPT WHILE GUNS ROARED
Charles Francis Adams Told of Tak
ing a Nap on a Hillside During
Pickett’s Charge.
In the campaigns of both Antietain
and Gettysburg I was an oflicer iu a
regiment of cavalry, a mere subor
dinate, responsible only for obedience
to orders.
At Gettysburg July 3 the division to
which we belonged occupied the high,
partly wooded ground 09 the right of
the line, covering the enemy's flank
and rear. It was a bright July day.
hot, and with white clouds slowly roll
ing across the sky. Neither our lines
nor those of the enemy were visible
to us; and the sounds of battle were
hushed. Wailing for orders and for
action, we dismounted, out of regurd
for our horses as well as for ourselves,
and 6at or lay on tho turf.
Inured to dunger by contuct long and
close and thoroughly tired In body and
overwrought In mind we listened for
the battle to begin; and shortly after
noon the artillery opened. We did not
know It, for we could see nothing in
thut direction, but It covered the fu
mous udvunce of Pickett's Virginia di
vision upon Meade's center —that
wonderful feat of arms —and Just
then, lulled by the Incessant rour of
the cannon, while the fate of the
army and the nation treinbh*d In the
balance, at the very crisis of the great
conflict, I dropped quietly asleep. It
was not heroic, hut It was essentially
war.—From the Autobiography of
Charles Francis Adams.
HAD THOUGHT FOR OTHERS
Second Traveler Decidedly More Con
siderate of His Fellows Than
Was the FlrsL
At the Information booth In a large
railroad terminal u truveler asked for
a time-table, which he looked through
until he came to. the purtlculur table
.he wanted. This tuble he cut out with
his pocketknife, and then he put the
booklet with this tuble now gone out
of it back on the counter.
It seemed a thoughtless thing to do
because, lying there us It did with Its
outer cover smooth, somebody might
have (licked It up and carried It off
thinking, naturally enough, that It wus
complete, to discover Its reul condi
tion only when it wus too late.
llut this misfortune reully befell no
one, for a moment later another trav
eler standing near, who had seen all
this done und who was perhaps more
thoughtful than the first, picked up the
torn time-table and curried It off to
drop It In the nearest waste puper re
ceptacle.
Siberia Has Vast Resources.
The common uotluu of Siberia Is
based on lutltude und climate. Be
cause part of It Is lu the arctic circle
the whole vust region Ims been as
sumed to he almost beyond the pale of
civilized occupancy- Notwithstanding
thut much has been written describing
Siberia as It Is, the common notion is
still thut It Is lit only for penal settle
ments und thut the nihilists und other
political exiles were stmt to these set;
dements as u living death. This Is not
fur from the truth. But the Inhospit
able regions lu vvhieh the penal settle
ments were placed are fur from being
nil Siberia, and even some of these dis
tricts are capable of sustaining the
vigorous Inhabitants of northern cli
mates.
Siberia, In the economic sense, hus
all the resources which go to mukc u
vust stretch of territory self-sustaining
ns an Independent tuition. It hus for
ests, mines nnd great agricultural re
gions where every product of the tem
perate climate Is capable of cultiva
tion. The timber Is In the north and
west. The mines nre In widely scat
tered districts.
Reflections.
Ills face would have stopped a clock.
But how can oue wonder at It when
one learns that he was a wandering
lecturer? Anyway, no one hud even
seen anything approaching the fuce
that he hauled into I’uddle-In-the-Clay
one wet und muddy November night
und set up In the town hall, ullowlug
words—calculated to make every drink
er of unything stronger than barley
water ut once reform and spend the
rest of his existence In suckcloth nnd
ushes—slide out of the hole In the mid
dle of 1L
“Yes, my dear brothers,” said the
weird looking person, "for more than
forty years I have shunned the gluss.”
“And I bloomin’ well believe yer,
guv’uor,” said a loud and hearty voice
from the middle of the audience. “If
I’d u fuce like yours I wouldn’t never
look In u pull of water even.”—London
Ideas.
In Prehistoric Times.
Bonechlsel —Say. you ! Whnddye
mean by sneakin’ Into my cave an’
heatin' up my daughter?
Stonehaminer —Yes. I did call on
your daughter and beat her up some.
But I assure you, sir, my Intentions
were hotiorwhi* _______ _
*
C. C/GOODALE
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Office in Goodnle Block
LAMAR, COLORADO
GORDON & GORDON
Attorneys at Law
LAMAR, COLORADO
Office in Firs’. National Bank Uiocl
' WELLINGTON E. lEE
Attorney at Law
LAMAR, COLORADO
ALFRED TODD
ATTORNEY AT LAW
LAMAR, COLORADO
;JLVER BLDG. l’hone Lamar 16k
GKANBY UILLYEK
Attorney at Law
Offices: Markham Building
LAMAR, COLORADO
Practices in State and Federal
Courts, and before United States
Land Department
J. K. DOUGHTY
Attorney and Counselor at Law
LAMAR. COLORADO
'flice in Bent Ulk. East Main Street
DU. W. O. SHELLED
Rooms o and 6, Cooper Bldg
Rea. Phone, Red 74J
Office Phone, Red 74*1
LAMAR. COLORADO
DR. JNO. D. PAXTON
VETERINARIAN
Phone Lamar 91J
J. T. KIRKPATRICK
INSURANCE AGENT
Fire, Life, Accident, Liability, Hail
Steam Boiler, Surety Bond*:
Room 3, Huddleston Bldg.
LAMAR. COLORADO
THE* f SHOHT
TA-.1 STROKE^
COPPER VALVE *
The Huffman Is the Easiest Running
Washing Machine la the world, be
cause the Agitator forces the water
and soap suds through the clothes In
stead of dragging the heavy clothes
through the water.
FOR SALE BY
C. C. HUDDLESTOb

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