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°f Western Stars A Romance By Zane Grey Illustrations by Irwin Myers Copyright by Harper and Bmthara (Continued from Page Two) Then • Crowd of Mon Tramped Poll- Moll Out Upon the Porch. No one was In sight; but Madeline heard loud voices coming from the house. Stillwell dismounted at the porch and stalked In at the door. Al fred leaped off his horse, helped Flor ence and Madeline down. and. bidding them rest and wait on the porch, he followed Stillwell. From the corridor came the rattling of spurs, tramping of boots, and loud voices. Madeline detected Alfred's quick notes when he was annoyed: “We’ll rustle back home, then.” he said. The answer came. "No!" Made line recognized Stewart's voice, and she quickly straightened up. "I won't have them In here,” went on Alfred. “Outdoors or In, they’ve got to be with us l~ replied Stewart, sharply. "Listen. AJ.” ca/ne the boom of Still well's big voice, “now that we've but ted In over hyar with the girls, you let Stewart run things.” Then a crowd of men tramped pell mell out upon the porch. Btewart. dark-browed and somber, was In the lead. Nels hung dose to him, and Madeline's quick glance saw that Nels had undergone Indescribable change. The grinning, brilllsut-eyed Don Cur ios came Jostling out beside a giant, sharp-featured man wearing a sllwr shield. This, no doubt, was Fat Ha we. lu the background behind Stillwell and Alfred stood Nick Steele, head and shoulders over a number of vaqueros and cowboys. “Miss Hammond. Pm sorry you came," said Stewart, bluntly. “We're In a muddle here. I’ve Insisted that you and Flo be kept cl«»se to us. I’ll explain later. If you can’t stop your ears 1 beg you to overlook rough talk.” With that he turned to the men be hind him: “Nick, take Booly. go back to Monty and the boys. Fetch out that stuff. All of It. Hustle, now Stillwell and Alfred disengaged themselves from the crowd to take up positions In front of Madeline and Florence. Fat Ha we leaned against a post and Insolently ogled Madeline and then Florence. Don Oarlos pressed forward. His swarthy face showed dark lines, like cords, under the sur face. His little eyes were exceedingly prominent and glittering. To Made line his face seemed to be a bold, hand some mask through which his eyes piercingly betrayed the evil nature of the man. He bowed low with elaborate and sinuous grace. His smile revealed bril liant teeth, enhanced the brilliance of his eves. He slowly spread deprecatory bands. SfDorltM, I beg s thousand par dons.” he said. How strange It was for Madeline to hear English spoken la a soft, wblnlngly sweet accent! “The gracious hospitality of Don Car los has passed with his house.” Stewart stepped forward and. thrust ing Don Carlos aside, he called. “Make way. there!” I The crowd fell back to the tramp of heavy boots Cowboys appeared stag gering out of the corridor with loDg boxes These they placed side by side □non the floor of the porch. (Continued next week) PUBLIC LIBRARY REPORT Lamar, Colorado, March 1, 1923. TO THE CITY COUNCIL, OK TILE CITY OF LAMAK, COLORADO: Gentlemen: I herewith make report on behalf of the Directors of the Carnegie Public Library, ut Lairrar, Colorado, from March Ist, A. D. 1922, to March Lsi, A. I). 1923, as provided by the laws of the State of Colorado, showing first the expense for that period, second the moneys received, their sources, disposition and amount on hand; number of books received, lost, discarded and remaining on hand; number of persons using reading room, and number “f periodicals taken for their use; number of persons donuting cash, books or other property, and the description thereof. Expenses of Library from March 1, 1922, to Murch 1, 1923. Josephine Silver for salary as librarian $ 840.00 Mrs. Eva Merrill as substitute librarian 35.00 C. A. Coker for insurance on building, S3OOO for 3 years 37.50 For coal for library 170.40 l or inspection of boiler and repairing lock 5.50 Plumbing by E. H. Jordan, Sanitary Plumbing Co. and E. D. Draper 11.05 Sundry expenses Ikio Meyer Lumber Co., lumber for library for bin, etc 4.15 Lamar Wall Paper & Paint Co., paint and glass for library 6.15 Library Bureau, Chicago, 111., for card case for library 22.60 G. IL Brown Mfg. & Lumber Co., repairing columns and roo f paint 25.64 City of Lunrar, for electric light and lamps 117.95 Geo. 15. Merrill, Book Committee for magazines and periodicals, 1923 116.50 l.amar Register, for printing 20.50 Total Expense $1431.04 The following is the report of Geo. B. Merrill, Book Committee, of amount of money received and from what source, and the way the same was distributed, and the amount of cash on hand. Amount of .Money Received and From What Source. < ash on hand March Ist, 1922 $ 209.30 April 30, D. A. R. (lift 19.60 October 31, P. E. <>. Gift 106.00 October 31, Woman's Club Gift 25.00 I December 31, Colorado Women's Club Gift 25.00 | Ro ind rable Club <Sift 15.00 City for Magazines 116.50 | February 28, 1923, Fines, etc. 158.40 Cards 64.20 Pay Shelf .. 71.80 Total amount received $ 809.70 Disbursements to February 28, 1923. • Librarian expended for books ami desk supplies, postage, etc. $ 79.41 i A. C. McClurg & Co., for books 235.66 i Dieter Book Binding Co., for binding magazines 68.56 I Inch>child, Kohn Co., for books 10.50 A R. Womrath, for books 35.00 Dodd, Mood A ' for books 6.08 ! Geo. P. Morehouse, for books 1.60 Gaylord Bros., for book, 20.13 Atlantic Monthly for hooks 6.75 j Crowell Publishing Co., for books .50 Booldy Cardy Co., for hook, 3.80 . Gunn & Co., for books , 1.64 I H. W. Wilson, books 10.00 IS. J. Clurke Pub. Co., Colorado History .. 17.50 I Noble and Noble, honk- 6.00 The Trail 3.00 Doubleday, Page & Co., for books 5.00 Grimaux Subscription Co., for 34 nvaguzines and Chicago Tribune 116.50 Freight 3.70 Amount in citizens State Bank 131.19 Gash on hand 47.18 Total $ 809.70 From Librarian’s Report ( Number of books on hand March 1, 1923 4489 Number of books added during the year net 353 Number of bonks March 1, 1923 4842 Number of Periodicals Taken Monthly—4o (5 contributed). Semi-Monthly and Weekly—l 6 (4 contributed). Daily—3 (2 contributed). Donors of Books Wallace Macpherson, L. M. Markham, Mrs. G. A. Bishop, Mrs. Leon Butler, Richard ami Margaret Uhl, Mrs. Edward Hertzog, Mrs. E. H. Jordan, Dearborn Publishing Co., Mrs. E. M. Willoughby, Altar Society St. Francis de Sales Church, Miss Florence Stansbury, D. W. Applegate, Kenneth Everett, E. H. Gary, Anonymous, Mrs. W. A. Margaret Merrill, Carnegie I Endowment, U. S. Government Publications, and Colorado Board of Immigra tion. Donors of Periodicals. Lamar Register, Umar Sparks, Lamar Daily News, Dearborn Publish ing Co., Colorado Manufacturers, U. S. Government, Great Western Sugar Co., Kiwannis Club, D. A. R., The Union Signal Co., Colorado Highway* Magazine. Donors of Miscellaneous Gifts. I). A. R., U. S. Flag; Mrs. L. M. Markham, two old photos of Lamar scenery; Mrs. Sam Woods, pencil sharpener; Mrs. W\ W. Cooper, book case with glass doors. Number of Books Circulated. Philosophy 54 Number of Books Circulated Religion ... 62 Readers in Library. Sociology 140 Reference 2020 Natural Science . 106 General 7773 Philology 18 Useful Art? 62 Total 9793 Fine Arts .58 Notices sent for overdue books. 479 Literature 357 Number of books added to library History 153 By gift . 148 Travel 82 By purchase ... 284 Biography 206 Total 432 Fiction 11183 Number of hooks withdrawn Reference Magazines 294 Lost 22 Pamphlet-. 10 Worn out 57 79 Total 12784 Total added to library 353 Library wat doted on the following days: May 23, afternoon; May 20th; July 4th; November 30th; December 26th, in 1922; and January Ist and February 22nd, 1923. * The interest in the library is increasing each year and |t is one of the prominent institutions of the city. The Park surrounding it is kept up by its custodian Mr. G. W. Gentry, in good order, and with its beautiful trees adds a great deal to the beauty of the city. A portion of the blue grass lawn has suffered from the attacks of grubs like many other lawns in the city, so that it has been necessary to plow up two sides of it, to destroy grubs and crab grass that had taken it, and will be cultivated during the summer and re-seeded this coming fall. Miss Josephine Silver as Librarian is very competent and accommodat ing, and her knowledge of the books and periodicals of the library enables her to perforin the duties incumbent upon her in a very satisfactory manner. The Board of Directors greatly appreciates the aid it has always re ceived from the City Council, in the maintenance of the library building and the grounds surrounding it, and with the advent of the paving on the west side of the park, it believes that it will be of greater interest than ever before, taking into consideration the plan that is proposed for lighting the grounds. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, C. C. GOODALE, Secretary. BRING YOUR SCHOOL CHILDREN To the Ben-Mar Hotel, where Dr. K. C. Sapero, the well-known Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat specialist will ex- ! i umine their eyes and yours, free, Sat urday, May 19th. Come early. 47-49 Stairways 'fj|l 111-Health Many women suffer from too many trips up and down stairways. Ordinary housework taxes their strength with its constant trips to the bed rooms, the upper hall ways, etc. An extension telephone saves steps, averts ill* ness and stops that eternal drain upon vitality which comes from frequent hurrying trips up stairs or down to answer the ringing of the tele phone bell. The cost is small—less than two cents a day in residences. Call the telephone company now and learn how little this step-saving device will add to your monthly bilL Mountain States Telephone • and Telegraph Co. V/' — —— Bn— i ran a ■ .*n. ** ——— ■ a H—■■ Now is the time Don’t Delay Arrange For Your Beet Field Labor Now. To Delay Will Cause Increase Cost to You What do we do to HELP You? We main tain 34 labor colonies, causing 1000 laborers to re side therein; ship in approximately 1000 addi tional laborers each season. Other Agricultural Industries draw on this supply but aid little in sup plying help. Beets are the foundation for the labor supply in the Arkansas Valley. To grow beets helps to encourage labor to come. Do your Part To Help Yourself. Contract For Your Labor Now. AMERICAN BEET SUGAR COMPANY Rocky Ford, Colorado WANTED—Housekeeper. Phone 151 or 438-J. Rubber stamps; daters; seals; bra.ss 1 and enameled door signs; prices right | Call afternoons. C. A. Hansen, 1124 South Main.