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B y ADELAIDE R. KEMP i£. I*2*. b> McClur* Nnwipaiwr Syndicate ) "Hello, little boy; what's your name?" Shirley straightened from her weeding uutl looked at the lad sluudlQK by the fence. “Wiliam Theodore Curtis, Jr..” was the diguided response. "I suppose you must belong to the folks Just moved in the big house on the hill. William?" “You ueedn’t cull me Wlllium If you don’t wunt to," said the boy. taking u Jack-knife out of his pocket and whittling a willow stick he was hold ing. “Nobody culls me that except the teacher. I’m Hilly to most folks.” “Well, then, Billy”—Shirley came nearer nearer Hnd looked intently at the small face with Its freckle-pow dered nose—"l wonder whether you have anyone reluted to you named Thomas Curtis?" "You probably mean my Uncle Tom. He's down in Panama.” Billy, with his whistle neufly completed, did not notice the color thut fume with a blinding rush to Shirley's face. “Do you know," he continued, “what u honeymoon couple Is?" For u moment Shirley was taken blankly by surprise. “Well," sbe answered slowly, "a honeymoon couple are two very happy Itoople, generally, on their wedding trip. What made you usk that, Billy?" "Oh. nothing much. I was Just kind of wondering. When Dad read Uncle Tom’s lust letter he laughed und said be didn't know what we'd do with a honeymoon couple. You know. Uncle Tom’s coming home In a week or two." Shirley looked us If she had received a blow. Hilly, bidding her good-by. sturted down the road. Ids whistle sounding shrilly. Such a slight misunderstanding had sent Tom t'urtls to Panama and lost to her all chances of happiness. For Shirley the following weeks were trying ones. She and Hilly be came fast friends, but she dreaded the day when he would tell her Tom und Ids bride had arrived. William Theodore t'urtls, Jr., In bis character istic manner, abruptly ended her sum- j pense late one afternoon as he met her returning from the post office. “They ve come," he shouted, when j he was within calling dlst%|ice. "They're w hut you said they were and dad says she's pretty nifty." Shirley stopped short and sat down rather quickly on a convenient rock. “Well, Billy," she said, trying to re gain her composure. “I suppose you won’t have time to tlsh for a while." “Oh, yes. I will," exclaimed the lad quickly. "All they want to do Is to sit In the hammock or dance to the old phonograph. They don't pay any at tention to me They did say," he add ed. “thut we might go on a picnic next Saturday In our car. I wish you might come, too." Shirley smiled rather forlornly. "It's my own fuult that I can't," she said, whimsically. l.ate Saturday, walking through the village, she pussed a group of people talking excitedly. Fragments of their conversation made her pause suddenly. “The young married couple were taken to |he hospital, terribly hurt." “Yes t’urtls' big car—they'd been on a pic nic somewhere." Shirley lit rrled oil. Her whole belli* seemed perineuted with the tragedy that hud entered her life. Iluuii the road came the hum of a big car. It came up, but did not pass her. and somebody Juui|ted out and clasped her In a pair of stroug arms. She looked up with a white face and clutched their owner convulsively. "Oh, Torn, Tom !" was all she could say. Everything had been clean-swept from her mind except the outstanding fact that he was there. Tom wus re turning the clutch with Interest. “Shirley," he said, "what luck ! I’ve been up to town every day since I catue, doing regular detective work Your house was closed, your folks gone, and nobody knew where you were except In the country somewhere for your health." To Shirley suddenly came the reason for her run-down state and shattered nerves. She tried to draw herself away, but It wus useless. "Tom, you mustn’t. You’re married, you know. And I thought you and youi little wife were In the hospital." Tom sat down on the running-board of the car. but he did not let go his hold of Shirley. "Now, Shirley Plns more, will you kindly tell me where your wires are crossed?" Shirley felt ready to cry when the realization that all the Joy of meeting Torn must end at once. “I’ve Just heard about the accident today, and Billy told me you were on your honey moon," she said. A light of understanding api*eared on Tom’s face. "Well, I’ll he Jiggered," he .said. "Shirley, did you think I could forget like that? My cousin Dick and his wife came with me on their honeymoon. Billy probably didn’t take the trouble to mention am names They were In an accident to day, but, thank goodness, not so sen ous un reported. "Honeymoon!’’ Tom lifted her face, from which a great shadow had van ished. “You Just bet I’m going on my honey moon—the minute you'll Join tin party.” Around the front of the car ap peared William Theodore tturtls, Jr “Uncle Tom, I've Just heurd what you Huld. Once you told me the moon was made of green cheese; now I sup pose you’ll try to muke me believe lt’» made of honey." SUFFERED WITHOUT A GROAN Almost Unbelievable Story of Fortitude Exhibited by Mortally Wounded Bioux Indian Brave. American Horse— a splendid example of the Sioux, stalwart, broad-chested and Imperious—had been shot through the abdomen and his Intestines were protruding from the wound. But his wife hustened to him und wrapped a shawl about his middle to hold them In. With never u word of complaint he walked the distance to u camp tire and sat down. It was some little time, says Adventure Magazine, before the surgeons tending the wounded, white and red. reached him. An operation was necessary. American Horse de clined chloroform In the tepee to which he had been removed. He had his own palliative. He spoke a few words to his wife, who scuttled out and re turned with u short piece of hard wood. This he thrust between his teeth; he motioned the surgeons to proceed. During the terrible work upon him the sweat stood out upon his fore head, he lilt deeply into the stick, but lie uttered never a groan, nor did be tllnch. As he well knew, the wound was mortal; but he Insisted upon sit ting up. until Just before dawn, he fell hack—he died as silently as he had suffered. He was man and Indian to the end. The annals of the plains are filled with heroism, hut there la no Instance more striking In hare simplicity and naked fortitude than this end of Amer ican Horse, who fought the good tight and lost. LUCK IN LIVES OF MUSICIANS Some of the Greatest Seem to Have Had Lifelong Fight With Un toward Circumstance*. Musicians who wait like Mr. Mlcaw her for something to turn up may have a long time to wait. Luck both good and bad unquestionably plays a part in every man's career. Many of the world's greatest tnushians were horn unlucky und suffered In consequence. Though he never knew It Schubert was. as they say In the West, "plump unlucky." He thought he was In luck whenever he got u square meul. and was always rejoicing whenever he got enough paper on which to transcribe the musical Ideas teeming In his brain He was distinctly out of luck, the w’orld owed him something more than music pa|>er <*n which to write Immor tal snugs. Wagner had to wait about forty \ears before his luck broke. He nev er really emerged from obscurity un til a lunatic saw what others failed to see. and I.udwlg of Bavaria, a crazy king, gave him a chance. This was Indeed luck, but Wagner prepared for It by writing masterpieces. Mendelssohn was lucky before he was born. He selected the right par ents and was born rich. He was un lucky. however. In being born at the wrong time He died too soon, brok enhearted over the death of his sis ter Fanny, from a nervous disorder. Had he lived in modern times the chance* are thut his life would have been saved Montreal Family Herald. CLOCK GAVE DEATH WARNING Peculiar Circumstance Reported from New York, and Another From Liverpool. England. The futility dock seems to become such an Intimate part of the house hold that superstitious stories regard ing Its movements —especially In times of death or i»erll to the owner, find ready credence. Among the strange tales Is one of a clock that gave warn ing of the death of Its owner. In a certain merchant's house In New York there stood a clock that had liven go ing steadily for many years. One day It stopped at twelve o’clock. At twelve o'clock precisely the merchant tiled In the hospital and at the same eminent his mother also died of grief. There was apparently nothing wrong with the dock and no reason for Its stopping. Another somewhat similar case occurred In Liverpool. A man who was a builder by trade, kept a small dock on his mantelpiece. At a quarter past eleven one morning the • •lock suddenly fell to the flour. When picked up it whs still going and had apparently received uu Injury. When the builder came home u little later he told Ids family that at a quartei past eleven that morning he had fallen from the top of a building, but bad escaped without hurt. Revival of the Bicycle. There Is a marker! revival of cycling In England, und the cheapest known form of transport, which has never really waned In popularity. Is finding additional support by reason of recent utterances by famous medicos. These gentlemen declare that the pursuit of cycling Is healthier than any other; that muscular effort and regular breathing, which are the double-har ness steeds of cycling, are more con ducive to health than the remedial physic of the medical profession. The Olympia show reveals a magnificent range of British pedal cycles. British Commercial News. Legless Radiator Support. By means of a new device, shown tn Popular Mechanics Magazine, ths bothersome legs of radiators, from around which dirt Is removed with dif ficulty, are done away with und the radiator supported from the pipe con nections at the floor. Inconspicuous wull braces prevent the radiator from tipping, and adjustable center rests ure provided for long radiators. The attachments are adaptable to any size or make of rudlutor. For Sale. Potted Flowers and Porch Boxes at 11th and Park streets. Maxwell addi tion. Come look over the flower house. Mrs. T. J. Harker. 39-42. NOTICE All parties knowing themselves indebted lo the LAMAR HARD WARE CO. are hereby notified that satisfactory settlement of such indebtedness must he made within the next thirty days by cash or secured notes. LAMAR HARDWARE CO. Feb. 28, 1923. SANTA FE RAILROAD TIME TABLE. Weal Hound Trains. No. i. Ttoa Scout ... lilt am No. 3. Calif. Limited, no atop 9 17 pm No. 0. Colo, and Utah Exp 1:16 uin No. 7. Fargo Exp., no atop . .10:03 pm No. 9. The Navajo, no atop . 11:08 am No. 11. Colorado Flyer 10:02 am No. 63. Valley Express 12:30 pin Arkansaa Valley. Arrive 8:26 am Leave, except Bunday 8:30 am East lloand Tralaa. No. 2. The Navajo, no atop 4 20 am No. 4. Calif. Limited, no atop.... 6:46am No. 6. K. C. and Chicago Exp. 2:42 am No. 8. Santa Fe Eight _.12:11 pm No. 10. The Scout 11:67 pm No. 12. Chicago Flyer - 4:15 pm No. 64. Mixed 11:22 f.m Arkaaaaa Valley. Arrive 6:25 pm l«eave. except Sunday 6:30 pm ESTRAY ADVERTISMENT Notice la hereby given to whom It may concern that the following de scribed estruy niiimal was taken up near Holly. Prowers County. Colorado, on or about February 20. 19*1, to-wit One Grey Horae, 4 year* old. weight 1100 pound*, utibrn i.ded. Said animal being unknown to thl.* Hoard, unlew* claimed by owner on <n before March 21. 192.1. .wald ewtray will be told bj Uili Board foi lbs benofll of the owner when found. State Board of Stock Inspection Commissioner*. Denver. Colorado NOTICE TO BIDDERS Bid* will be received by the State Highway Dept. .«f Colo., until 2 I*. M . the 2nd day of Mareh. 192.1. and will then be opened for the construct lon of Colo. Federal Aid Project Vo. 168-11. which Is a gravel surfacing project in Prowers County, beginning at North end of paving. North of l-amar Colo., and extending westerly via Santa F. Trail 6.86 miles to Co. line Bids must he on standard form*, en closed In a sealed envelope, and label ed “Proposal for the construction of Fed. Aid ProJ No. 168-B." The State Highway Dept, will not be | responsible for the premature opening of bid* not properly labeled. Bids will be received at the office of the State Highway Engineer. Denver. Colo. A certified check (Bidder'.- bond not acceptable) for the sum of |3. 000.00 nay | able to the State Highway Kngr. must be deposited with all bids, and receipt i taken therefor from the Chief Clerk. . Tin- check* of the three lowest bidder will be held until the contract Is award ed, provided this period doe* not ex ceed ten days. Bids will be for the following classes of work: I. Excavation. Common. IT.ooo eti. yds. j 2. Borrow Fill. 11.400 cu. yds. j .1. Overhaul. 8.900 stn. yd* 4. Gravel surfacing. 72.461 *q. yd* j Concrete. Class “A". 149 cu yd 6. Concrete. Class "B". 58 cu. yds Iteinf. Steel. 10.001 lb* 8 Piling. 880 ||n ft I 9. Corr. Met. Culv. 15 In dirt . 210 lin. ft. 10. Corr. Met. Culv. 18 in. din.. 19s lln. ft. 11. Corr. Met. Culv. 21 In. dia.. 4 4 lin. ft. 12 No. 20 Gauge Corr. Met. Siphon Pipe. 18 in.. 16 lin ft. 13 No. 20 Gauge, Corr Met. Siphon Pipe. 24 in. dia.. 70 lin. ft. 14 No. 20 Gauge Corr. Met. Siphon Pipe. 10 in. din.. .14 lin. ft. 15. Itemov. A.- relaying *:»lvaged cul vert. 264 lin. ft. 16. Timber Guard Fence. 1.000 lin ft. 17 Repairing and painting brldg* Lump Sum. Time being important, the date *.i for the completion, will be given con sideration iti awarding the contract. Tin- Department will require that tin work under this contract In- completed I on or before Nov. I. 1921. • Each proposal must be for all items to secure consideration and each pi<>- . posal will be considered on the basis of the total of the items, except that sep arate hid* will be received for grading ' and concrete work when deemed ad visable hv the state llighwav Engineer. Bids must he upon the plan- and specifications on file. Alternate plan* or specifications will not he consider ed. Plans and specifications will rile in the ofTlee ~f the State Highway Dept . Denver; and the Co. Clerk'- of fice. Umar. Colo Tlo-State Highway Engineer receive Ho- right to reject any or ull hid* L D BLAITVELT. STATE HIGHWAY ENGINEF.It. First Pub . Feb. 21. 1923. Last Pub.. Feb. 28, 1923 | We Invite You to Do Your Bank ing Business With This Bank E We handle Checking, Savings and H Trust Accounts I SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES | s i E 4 PER CENT ON SAVINGS = Lamar National Bank 1 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS 1 | C. M. LEE. B. T. McCLAVE, M. J. McMILLIN = = A. DEETER, W. W. COOPER, = = R. E. ADAMS = I BON TON MEAT MARKET min mi The Beat Place in I-imar to Get Choice Meats of All Kinds Poultry, Fish, Oysters SEND IN YOUR DAILY ORDERS EARLY AND WE CAN GIVE YOU BEST SERVICE A. 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