IN A DRIZZLING RAIN
By HOPE AINSLEE.
A soft drizzling rain was daring the
roses in Constance Atwood’s checks
to come out and get wet. And the
roses were fast appearing as she
walked briskly through the damp
cinder path in Central park.
It was Saturday afternoon and Con
stance had promised herself that she
would finish knitting the last of her
six pair:: of socks for the soldier boys
before the Wednesday boat should
have sailed. Her small brother and
sister, being prevented by the rain
from playing out of doors, would de
mand the attention of Sister Con
stance if she were at home. There
fore she decided to seek the shelter of
a summer house in the park, where
•on a day like this she was sure to
A beautiful girl sitting alone in a
summer house on a cold, drizzling
day knitting socks is not an every
day picture. Indeed it was such an
unusual sight to Donald Grey when
be came upon it that he' almost
stopped in his course to stare.
Constance looked up casually as he
passed and her calm, level gaze met
bis; then she dropped her eyes, con
tinued her knitting and the man
strode on through the winding path.
But the man’s peace of mind had
beer disturbed. Only his deep-rooted
sense of chivalry kept him from re
tracing his steps for one more look
at the lovely girl. He realized that,
he had only a slender chance in a
thousand of seeing her again, and
yet at that moment he could think of
no other person whom he so desired
to see again—and often.
Suddenly his musings were abrupt
ly interrupted by the approach of a
big Irish park policeman leading a
small child reluctantly by the hand.
The officer had to stoop to keep a
hold of the tiny tot.
“Gotta lost kid!” he said laughing
ly to Donald.
Donald looked at the pretty little
girl. “Fine day for a youngster like
that to be alone in the park, isn’t it ?”
“Fine for the pnemnony! Says her
rna’s knittin’ and she run off,” volun
teered the policeman further.
Donald Grey paled a little. “Knit
ting, did you say? * Her—her moth
“Sure! Why not? Ain’t they all
a-doin* it day an’ night for Tommy
Atkinr and the loike o’ him?” asked
“I saw a young woman back In the
summer house—a-knitting," said Don
“Where?” asked the policeman,
"I'll show you—it’s quicker,” and
T>onald led tlie way back to the sum-
The little one trotted beside the
big policeman and Donald, humming
gayly. She seemed to care who
her protectors were, so long as she
was having a little excitement. Don
ald could see that much in the tot's
When she saw the trio approaching
“Constance stopped knitting and
stared. But Donald could see at a
dance that she had not lost any
body’s baby. She looked from one to
the other as the three drew close.
“Askin’ yer pardon, lady, but did
ye lose this kid?” asked the police
Constance laughed. She shook her
head. "No, indeed, I didn’t Is the
poor baby lost?”
“She sure is—says her ma’s a-knit
tin’ and she run away-^-”
“Ma’s doin’ that.” said the child
gayly. pointing to Constance and her
“Is she, dear?” asked Constance
ar d Donald realized that she had the
voice, too, of his Ideal. “And where
did you leave your mamma?”
The child made a vague gesture.
“Over home with lots o’ ladies all
The policeman took the child again
by the hand. 'Come on. kid. you’ll
catch cold out bore. I’ll find her nia
all right Much obliged.” And the big
policeman and the little one walked
off in the drizzling rain.
Donald Grey raised his hat. "I’m
“Oh, it was quite natural. I’m sure.
Don’t apologize. I only hope they
find the baby’s mother soon. It’s not
a day for little ones to be out.” »
The girl's tone dismissed him and
Donald strode, on. This time he felt
desperate. If he had wauled to know
her after a single glance at her, he
Jonged more than ever now that ho
had seen her smile, and heard her
J peak, had stood before her.
He would have felt utterly hope
less If lie had not been a firm be
liever in the good Presbyterianism
that everything thut happens is for
the best. If this was the way he was
to meet her. never to see her again,
was all. If she were meant
for him—and with his youthful, hope
ful outlook on life, he believed she
was he would find her somewhere.
For nearly two years he Hought her,
and then, at a benefit dunce given
to aid the widows and children of
soldiers who had fallen in the war, be
v/cjs presented to her by a patroness
of the evening.
“At last, Miss Atwood,” he said.
And although the girl only smiled,
he had the satisfaction of seoln*- hi
her eyes a glad look, as if sne, too,
had been hoping. "And if It is fate,”
he aaid to himself. In a flash, "of
course, she has been hoping, too.”
Richard Trezlee left for Denver
la: ; Friday morning.
John Lyng was ia Denver Saturday
doing a little detective work.
A- portion of tie boys that went
cut to Pori go a few weeks ago to
work, in the mines, have returned
to tile great bonanza mines now be
ing opened around NevadavUle.
The body of our former townsman
George Sparks, who died at Monte
Vista last week, was brought up and
buried in Bald Mountain cemetery
A letter received from Morenci,
Arizona, informs is that Delmar
Brown, of this place was married
March 13, ot Miys Lorone UHery
of the former place. Congratulations
to you Delmar.
The many friends of John Kramer
feeling anxious about bis sudden dis
appearance to Denver last week,
sent two of our young defectives in
search of him, and located him at
the County Clerk’s desk giving names
ages and dates. They realizing that
man was subject to a weakness for
the female race, quietly withdrew’
without making their business fur
ther known, and report that a Mrs.
may accompany him on his return.
Richard Judy left for Golden Tues
day for his health, and if found to
improve will return.
Thos. Riely returned from Denver
last Sunday evening.
Mrs. McNicliols and daughter, Nel
lie, came up from Denver last Tues
day on a visit with friends.
Harry Armfield and wife started
for California Tuesday morning and
expect to be gone from six weeks
to two months. While absent they
will take in the great international
expositions at both San Diego and
San Francisco, and visit many of the
famous watering places along the
coast. Harry says he goes for the
double purpose of seeing the mam
moth collections from all parts of the
world, and of calling the attention of
the multitude to the wonderful gold
resources of Gilpin county.
Wei l were still holding on. hop
ing that there may be a shuffling of
the dry bones, now that the resur
rection season is coming on. unless
this comes about soon, that is, the
resurrection of the Bald Mountain
living dead, the Gospel Team will
cease i activities at this place.
The Sunday school superintendent
will withdraw and the pastor will
follow suit and let the whole works
go to the bow wows. -So wake up.
gcod folks, or the bcogy man will
get ye, sure’s you’re alive.
The Sunday sclicol will meet 21
in Ft at 2:20 p. m. Preaching by til?
pastor at 3:30. Mets.s. Hutchins and
Bartlett will sing.
Don’t Preccb About
and at the same time send
your orders for job printing
out of town. Your home
printer can do your work just
as good, and in nine cases out
of ten he can beat the city
man's prices, because he pays
much less for running ex
penses. By sending your next
printing order to this office
you'll be better satisfied all
around, and you’ll be keeping
the money at home.
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| Capital $50,000 Surplus $50,000 ][
£ Resources $480,000
# HAS FOR OVER FORTY YEARS RENDERED EFFICIENT SER- £
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A BUSINESS FOUNDED IN 1867. A
rent omiw owaKvn.
Mrs. F. G. Moody lbft Sunday af
ternoon for Denver to visit several
,1. V. Thompson and wife returned
Monday from Denver, where they
purchased an automobile. They will
bring the machine to Central after
they take another lesson or two in
County Commissioners Nedl McKay
and Joseph Borzago, accompanied b.l
J. M Seright, went to Denver Mon
day on official business.
James Ross, of Roilinsville, was
a Central visitor Tuesday. He re
ports snow drifts in places on t’:e
road between Roilinsville and Cen
J. C. Jensen returned Saturday ev
ening from a business trip to Denver.
He met Dr. MLllman on the latter’s
return from an extended stay in the
Henry Schulties went to Golden
Sunday to accompany his wife home.
Mrs. Scboilties has been ill in Goilden
Mrs. Tony Andreatta left Sunday
for Denver to visit friends.
Roy Poole came up from Denver
Saturday evening to spend a day or
two with relatives.
Foster Mabee was a visitor from
Denver the latter part of the week.
Mrs*. C. A. Schroeder, who had
been visiting her parents, returned
Sunday to her home in Denver.
Mrs. Wm. Carbis and mother went.
to Denver Sunday afternoon.
Jack Mabee went to Denver Sun :
day to visit his grandparents. I
Mrs. Chas. Cox, Jcs. Perley and
wife and Mrs. Perley Cox and baby, I
w’ere arrivals from Denver Sunday
Mr. Tony Andreatta was a passen
ger to Denver Monday. |
Otto Scheffler left Tuesday morn
ing for Pocatello. Idaho, to work. |
Mrs. Chas. Wolco t left Monday,
morning for Brush, Colo., to visit her
Miss Dolly Beaman, who had been
spending two weeks in Denver, re
turned home Monday evening. She
prefers to‘live in Central to Denver)
as there is too much excitement in
the big city.
Mrs. Albert Nancarrow, of Victor,
was an arrival Tuesday eveninp to
take care of Wm. Trebilcock. .Mr.
Trebilcock is feeling poorly.
J. S. Kimball left yesterday for the
valley. He is not enjoying the best
of health. |
Ray Launder was over from Rollins
ville this week.
W. C. Fullerton made a business
trip to Denver yesterday morning.
Mrs. Toby Zanella and daughter,
who had been spending several days
in Denver, returned home Tuesday.
D. H. Hervey of Dunlap, Illinois,
one of the stockholders in the Iron ,
City mill, was here last week look- '
ing over the property and was high
ly pleased with the manner in which
it was being conducted. j
Robert Sayre returned last night
from a business trip to New York
City. While In the city he met Char
ley Gage and P. R. A’.sdorf who are ,
there on mining business. Mr. Say- 1
re says that much interest is being
displayed in the city regarding the
mining industry, and the* outlook is
bright for a great mining revival. |
| ALT, DKI OTIIHTS •
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—Finest Of —
WINE 6, LIQUORS and CIGARB
. . . Nice Place . • .
To Spend a Leisure Hour.
GRANITE HOUSE. LAWRENCE ST.
IN RUSSELL GULCH
Ole Morletta’s family moved to
Idaho Springs last Thursday, where
Mr. Morletta has a position in the
Mr. and Mrs. Jerk Davis are up
from Denver, visiting wdtli Mr. Dav
Mrs. Phillips returned Sunday from
Mrs. J. Hore and daughter, Mild
red. returned home Monday after a
two weeks’ visit in the valley.
Mrs. J. C. Williams was a pessen
ger to Denver Saturday.
The Ladies’ Aid meets today at
the home of Mrs. Ed. Young.
.Miss Florence Harvey spent Fri
day in Idaho Springs,
Tlie social given by the Ladies’
Aid last Friday evening was a splen
did success. There was a good at
tendance both from Russell and Cen
tral. The program consisted of mus
ical and literary numbers. The re
freshments were del ghtful.
John Stevens has been on the si?k
list several days, ailing with indi
gestion. Ho had a lump in his stom
ach larger than an Old Town retort.
He is feeling much better and will
be able to attend to business short
Richie Hughes left yesterday for
Denver on mining business.
Frank Stansfield. an old-time res
ident of Russell Gulch, was a visitor
thig week. He had been living for
| several years at La Junta. Colo., but
| left Wednesday morning for Cleve
land, Tenn., to reside permanently,
j Matt Edwards and wife attended
the Sparks funeral Monday.
I While at work in the mine Tues
day, Jay Byron met with a painful
! mishap. He was walking on the
hanging wall when the foot wall flew
lup and struck him in the face. He
is displaying two very attractive
|‘'shiners” as a result of his experi
, ence. He will sue the company for
| Henry Moser, ti e lucky leaser in
the Lake mine, passed through Rus
sell Tuesday, bound for Central on
i Thos. Rouse, who injured his foot
in the Old Town mine, went to Ida
ho Springs the latter part of the
week to recuperate.
Geo. Reidl and family, who are tak
ing in the San Francisco exposition,
write friends that they are having a
most delightful time, but miss the
quietude of Russell Gulch.
! The work of the kingdom Is pro
-1 grassing finelj’. Next Sunday tlie Sun
day sc’. ccl will meet at 10 a. m.
James Chellew. superintendejjt. E?-
wortli League. C:lf> p. m. Preaching
by the pastor at 7. The choir will
be on hand with its good music. We
are real proud of our splendid choir.
All are invited to these services.
i School Notes
Mary Riedl and Henry Ress were
absent the first of the week on ac
count of sickness.
I Perina Dal Po missed school a
. half day Wednesday to go to Cen
, tral for medicine for her father who
is quite sick.
i Bluebirds are very numerous at
school this w’eek, Illustrating the
story of ’ The Blue Bird of Happi
j We all get busy and numbered and
I catalogued our library books, last
I Friday afternoon.
Miss Hilda Schaffer visited our
school last Friday.
j Mr. Steinsultz Is wrestling with n
case of the grippe this week.
| Roosevelt Edwards missed school
| Monday to attend a funeral at Xev
ad a ville.
I March seems to be playing all
! kinds of tricks this year. We used
to say that if March came in like
a lion it would go out like a lamb.
Revised version: If March approach
es like a suffragette, it will die as
calmly as the husband of one. But
taking her all around, March is some
month, no one can even imagine
what to expect her to do next. Her
changing skies, her warmth and cold
will most of u« with grippe enfold.
She tantalizes with her smiles, and
from our overcoats and furs beguiles
us, ’til we take them off, and then
she makes us hike ’em on again. She
! bids the sleeping flowers come and
bask beneath her soothing sun; but
scarcely have tJuy left their beds
until, with frost she nips their heads.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NOTES
Sunday school next Sunday at 10 a.
m. Subject, "Jonathon and Hla Ar
morbearer." (1 Sam. M:l-13.) At 11
a, m. Rev. Taylcr w,ll conduct tile
Communion service. It is hoped that
all the members of the church will
be present. Those desiring to unite
with the church can come before the
session Just before the church ser
Christian Endeavor at 6 p. m. Top
ic, "Favorite Books of the Bible and
Why." (John 1:1-6; 21:30-26.) Preach
ing at 7 ip. m.
The Bible study class will meet
Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock
at the home of W. R. McLeod.
Special for Saturday
Pork Loin Roasts, lb . . 15c
Beef Rib Roasts, lb . . 16c
Beef Loin Roasts, lb . . 18c
Rump Roasts, lb . . . 16c
Chickens, extra choice, lb . 21c
Place your orders any time Friday or by
noon Saturday, if possible, so that
if necessary we can have addi
tional meat sent up from
Denver Friday and
All Sales Cash
Special Orders Taken for Any
Article in the Meat Line
AT WHOLESALE PRICES
Prices Include Express
SHIPPER PIGS, 70-90 lbs., beat! on,
leaf lard in, per lb. __ - - 12<
SHIPPER HOGS, 100-150 lbs., head
om, leaf lard in, per lb. 12r
SHIPPER HOGS, 175-250 lbs., head
on, leaf lard in, per lb.
PACKER HOGS, 125-175 lba„ head
off, leaf lard out, per lb. .. 12'i^
PACKER HOGS, 175-250 lbs., head
off, leaf lard out, per lb. „ 12'i^
Fresh Pork Cuts
LOINS, Short, 8-10, per lb 15^
LOINS, Short, 15-up, per lb. \3V 2 f
SHOULDERS, Regular, per lb.
“ Skinned, per lb. 12^!
SPARE RIBS, per lb. .. .. 14£
LEAF LARD, per lb 13^
HAMS, 8-10 ave., per lb 14^
HAMS, 14-16 ave., per lb. 14*
HAMS, 18-20 ave., per lb 14^
LlNK—pork, per lb 15£ WEINERS, per lb 16^
BOILED HAMB, skin lifted, surplus fat removed, pressed, per lb. 25^
Meat Arrives From
Denver as Supply
Leave Orders or Telephone
| SKINNED HAMS, 14-16, lb 15£
BELLIES, per lb from to 17^
HOG HEADS, per lb 8&
j PIGS FEET (fresh) per lb 6^
1 NECK BONES, per lb 7p
LEAN PORK TRIMMINGS, (to make
home-made sausage) per lb 13^
Fresh Beef Cuts
LOINS, per lb 18^
RIBS, (cteer) per lb
RIBS, (cow) per lb .. -- --14f*
ROUNDS, (center cute) per lb 16£
i WHOLE ROUNDS, per lb 14£
WHOLE CHUCKS, per lb 11<a
, PLATES, per lb 10<*
, FLANKS, per lb 10f)
SHANKS, per lb SfJ-
LEGS, per lb 18<
WHOLE OR HALF, per lb 15£
FRONTS, per lb 9^
FRONT QUARTERS, per lb __ 8£
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