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Romance By Frank M. Bicknell (Copyright, by Joseph B. Bowles.) "Bell! ” "Yes, mother.” And the young girl, who had been sitting In one of the bay windows, laid down her work and disappeared from the view of the young man who had been watching hor from the other bay window, and who now took up his work and tried to go on with It. Numbers 39 and 41 Walnut street formed a double house In a pleasant, though unfashionable, quarter of the suburban city of Whlterow. Number 39 was occupied by Mrs. Martha Hlg ginson and her small but select board ing house. Number 41 had been va cant up to within a short time, but a family had lately moved In, consisting as far as the observation of the neigh bors went, of a middle-aged man and woman and a girl of 18—presumably father, mother and daughter. It had been lenrned that the name of the fam ily was Mayhew and that the male head of It, who appeared to be a con firmed Invalid, had served gallantly In the war of the rebellion as a major of volunteers. Also that he was now In receipt of a pension in supposed re payment for the loss of the health he bad left behind him in the Virginia swamps. To eke out this necessarily rather scant Income the daughter dec orated china—or at least It was in ferred that such might be the case from the fact of her being seen dur ing a part of every day industriously painting pottery in the front bay win dow. Wentworth Derricott, bachelor, aged 26, had been In possession of Mrs. Hlg ginson’s second lloor for nearly a year. By occupation he was a reviewer of published books and a reader of un published ones. Derricott longed to make Miss Bell May how's acquaint ance. No doubt he would get to know her eventually, for Mrs. Higginson would make a neighborly call, In the course of time, and. In the course of time that call would be returned, and thus gradually away to an acquaint anceship between the two households would be paved. But all that form and ceremony might take several weeks. Derricott had been accustomed to look upon himself as a hardened and hard-hearted bachelor. Now. on a sudden, he discovered that there was a soft place somewhere about him, the presence of which he had not suspect ed. The Joys of single-blessedness, which he knew, began to grow dim before dreams of the delights of mar ried bliss, which, as yet, he knew ffbt. He was not habitually an early riser, but one morning, in consequence of work neglected the day before, he got up with the sun, and made a discov ery which proved to be of some Impor tance to him. He had Just finished his preliminary toilet and seated himself for doing a stint before ho could be disturbed by the breakfast bell when, chancing to glance downward, he saw In the street a figure which at once arrested his attention. A young lady in a becoming blue sujt was in the act of mounting a bicycle In front of No. 41. He thought he never had beheld a more pleasing spectacle than Miss Bell Mayhew—for of course it was she —looked at that moment, and he gazed at hor with all his eyes so long as he was vouchsafed the privilege. After she had ridden away out of sight he resumed his work, or tried to do so, but It is to be feared that the much he had hoped to accomplish proved in the end to be lamentably little. He remembered that he had a bicyclo up garret and he determined to give it, and himself, much more exercise than formerly. That very day he got the machine downstairs and put It in or der. He did not always ride in the morn ing, and he never ventured to start out at the same time that she did. He carefully refrained from doing any thing which might even remotqly cause her annoyance, or lead her to suspect how glad he would havo been if they could have taken their dally "constitutionals" in company. He fre quently met her, though—he did not feel that duty called upon him to avoid that —sometimes going, some times returning, twice or thrice far from home. On the last-named occas ions he would have bowed slightly had ho dared, for since they saw each other so often, why were they not, in a manner, acquaintances?—only she never gave him the chance, or seemed to show the slightest inclination to en courage such a familiarity. One morning, very early, before sun rise In fact, he went out for a ride. "She’ll not be stirring for an hour yet," he thought, "and I can get home again before she starts." What was his surprise, however, while traversing a favorite bit of road, known as the Sholdon turnpike, to espy a familiar figure not very far ahead. It was Bell Mayhew moving along at a leisurely pace, when sud denly her wheel struck a stone and ‘he next moment she was lying on the ground. Derricott hurried to her as sistance. She partly raised herself from her reclining position as he ap peared, and he saw that she was very pale and evidently in much pain. "Miss Mayhew," he exclaimed, "are you hurt —" "I think I have sprained my ankle," she said. "What can I do?” he asked, rather awkwardly. "You must be got home us soon as possible." He placed the injured girl on her bicycle and by pushing It-and leading his own wheel he managed to get her homo. During the ride home few words were spoken. He got her safely housed and deliv ered oveivto her mother’s care. A sprain is often worse than a frac ture, from a physiciau's point of view*. It was not quite so in Bell Mayhew’s case, yet her ankle was found to be hurt seriously enough to keep her from using it for many dayß. All through the long summer, much to her regret, she remained a prisoner with in doors. Meanwhile she and Went worth Derricott became good friends. At first he only ventured to call daily at tho door to Inquire after the pa tient; then, being urged to enter, he fell gradually in the way of doing so. He easily made the acquaintance of Mr. and Mrs. Mayhew, who naturally were grateful to him for the service he had rendered their daughter. The daughter herself evidently appreciated what he had done, although she was more shy in expressing her feelings than were her parents. As the sum mer wore on Derricott became a more and more frequent caller, until he counted that day a blank when he had not spent at least an hour in the fair invalid’s company. After a short time she had resumed her china paint ing, and he discovered that he could be of use to her in taking her pieces to and bringing them from the firing establishment which, before the acci dent. she had been in the habit of vis iting on her bicycle. He saw a great deal of her, but, as It happened, whether by chance or de sign, never alone, either Mr. or Mrs. Mayhew being in the room with her whenever he called. Toward the last of October Bell's ankle had grown strong enough to be used with care. "I should so much like to have one more ride before it turns cold,” the Derricott Hurried to Her Assistance. young girl remarked one afternoon when Derricott. "happened” to be call ing. “Oh, my dear child!" protested her cautious mother. "You know you mustn’t be imprudent. Suppose your ankle were to give out when you were five miles from home on a lonely road?" "1 might go along with Miss Bell to see that she doesn’t ride too far or too fast, and to be near in case of possi ble mishap," suggested Derricott, look ing alternately at mother and daugh ter, but finally allowing his eyes to rest appealingly on the latter. "I am sure I have no objection to such an arrangement,” said the young lady. So It was arranged, and half an hour later they were rolling leisurely along the well-kept macadam of the Shelton turnpike. It was the first time he had been alone with her since the day of the accident, and he determined to seize the chance for saying something very particular, Intended solely for her ears. He rode yet a trifle nearer and stretched out his right hand; she put her left in it. They were upon the forest-bordered road, and no one was nigh to see them. His fingers closed over the little gauntlet, and the two riders continued their way, each eas ily steering with the hand remaining free. “Wo ride very well together," he re marked, after a moment. "Yes,” she assented. "The road looks smooth ahead. Sup pose we ride together—always? What do you say, Bell, dear?” Her long lashes drooped, as they had a trick of doing, and sho turned her head a little aside, in vain effort to hide from him the soft color that was mounting in her cheeks; and meanwhile, in reply to his question, she said —nothing whatever. Evident ly her silence gave consent, however, for they rode on, hand in hand, into the beautiful vista that lay before them, as no doubt they are doing, metaphorically, even at the present time. Reached the Stage 'at Last. At last one of the greatest of pres ent-day domestic tragedies has been actually put on the stage. It is that of the ever-present question of the buttoned-down-the-back frock. In one of the new plays of the week a hus band has to unbutton his wife’s even ing dress while they are both on the stage, and the spectacle is one of the most human touches in a not very human play. Of course, the little scene goes off without any exhibition of profanity on the part of the hus band. If the scene had called upon the actor to button that frock up he would have sworn simply because lie couldn't help it. Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior, ) Lana office at Denver, Colo., > October 17, 1907. ) Ni cice is hereby given Mat David E. Usher of Longmont, Colorado, has filed notice of his intention to make final Five Year proof in support of his claim viz: Homestead entry number 20121 made May 15, 1901. for the E* NE & E* SEi of Section 20 Tp. 10 N, Range 76 W 6th P. M.. and that said proof will he made before G. R. Cushing, Clerk Coun ty Court at his oifiico at Fort Collins, Colo, on December 7, 1907. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of, the land, viz: Alexander M. Stuart and Clareuenco E. Talmage, both of Gleneyre, Joe H. Smith of Fort Collins and George Camptoii of Liver more Colorado. _ C. D Ford, Register. (Ist Pub Oct 2-1: last Pub. Nov 28th) Notice for Publication. Desert I.and Proof. United States Land Office, Denver, Colo., Oct., 17. 1907. j Notice is hereby given that Marie L. Patten, former wife of Edwin Patten, deceased, of Hedron, Larimer County, Colorado, has filed notice of intention to make proof on her desert laud claim No. 571,f0r the swl 4 swl 4 Sec.2l, si 2 SEI 4, SEI-4 swl 4. Sec. 20, Tp. 7, R. 81 W., 6th P. M., before Win. O. Mosman.au U. 5. Commissioner, at his office in Walden Colo., on Saturday, the 7th day of Dec ember, 1907. She names the following witnesses to prove the complete irrigation and recla mation of said land: Robert Brudfiold,of Walden; Ifarvev Turner, James Patten and Harry Patten all of Hebron, Colo. C, D. Ford, Register. (Ist Pub. Oct. 24th; last Pub. Nov. 28th.) Notice for Publication. Desert Lund Proof. United States Laud Office, ) Denver, Colo ,Oct. 17, 1907. f Notice is hereby given that Marie L Patte n of Hebron,Larimer County,Colo., nna filed notice of intention to make proof bn her desert-laud claim No 683, for the NEI 4 NWI-4, Nl 2 nk! 4, Sec. 29. Tp. 7 N. R. 81 \V.. oth P. M., before Wm. O. Mot man, an 11. S. Commissioner, a his c tl’ce at Walden, Colo., on Saturday, the 7th day of December, 1907. She names the following witnesses to prove the complete irrigation and recla mation of said land: Robert- lino 1 field, of Walden, Harvey Turner, of Hebron, James Patten and Harry Patten, both of Butler, Colo C. D. Ford, Register. (Ist Pi ’ . Oct. 24th: last Pub. Nov. 28th.) Notice for Publication. Desert Land Proof. Unili d States Lund Olfice, ( Denver » olonulo.Nov., 23 1907. \ Notice is hereby given that Henry Uerget of Zirkle P. O. Larimer Co Colo, has filed i-.nice «f ii.tuition t<> make proof on liisV.cM 1 1 laid c!:-im N0.4(55 for the swj. \vj NWj n i'T NWjSeo. 26 ami the NE* NKJ fcec. 27, Tp 10 N, U 81 w, before Wm. O.Mosnmn, an U.S Com missioner at his office in Walden Colo, on Monday, the 18th day of Janruaty, 1908. He names lie following witnesses to prove the complete u i if atiou and recla mat ion of said land: i harles Brown, T. ion as Hargraves, John Milligan, and John Murray all of Zirkel, Larimer Co., (‘olo. C. D. Ford, Register. (l>t Pub. Not £8,07: last Pub. Jan. 2,08.) Notice for Publication. Departinei t of the Interior. ) Land Office i t Denver, Colo. > Nov , 23. 1907 ) Notice is heieby given that Albert Gray of Spicer Larimer Co., Colo., has filed notice of his intention to make final five year proof in support of his claim, viz: Homestead entry No. 20906 made Jui e 18, 1902, for thcNW± nk£ 23. Hi Sll 14 swj s\v± sec. 13, Twp. sn, Range 82 w oth r. M. and that said proof will be made before Wm. O. Mnsman, an U. S. Commissioner, at hi.i office at Walden Colo , on January 10, 1908. lie names the following witnesses to prove hie continuous resilience upon, and cultivation of, t fie land, vi/.; CLarlusH. Adam?, John !'. Dunlap, Wm. Ericl.son. and Joseph Graham, all of Spiv ei, Larimer Co,, Colorado. C. 1). Ford, Register. (Ist Pub. Nov. 28 07 ;1 i t Pub. Jan.2,’oB) Notice of Application to Lease State Lands. Office of State Board Lind Comuiis. ) hioners, Denver Colo. Nov. £B, litO? r Notice is hereby given that JnsHplvA. Murphy " hose post office adress is Sp’cer Colo, him made application No. 4358 to lease the following described School Lands, situate in Larimer County Colo rado, to wit: All of Lee 16. Twp., r» N, R 81W. No other applieaiioi to lease the above described land will bo console ud after Dec 25. 1907. John F. Vi.\inu, Register, wit Pub., Nov., 28; ust P Dec,l9.) Notic* for Publication. Department of the Interior ) I .and Office at Denver Colo. [■ Not., 11, 1907 ) Notice is hereqy given that Stephen 1 C. Huffman, one of heirs of Daniel P. 1 Huffman, deceased, of Pearl, Larimer i County Colo., has filed notice of his in -1 tent ion to make final Five Year Proof t in support of his claim, viz: Homestead r entry No. 19967 made Doc. 18, 1900 for » the Nl 2 nwl-4. SEI 4 NWI-4. nwl-4 - nel 4of Section 31, Township 12 N, R 81 w 6th r. m. and that said proof will be made before wm. O. Ifosman, an U. • S. Commissioner athisoffiice in Walden 5 on tho 28th day of December 1907. He names the following witnesses to > prove his continuous resideuce upon and t- cultivation of, the land, viz: Geo. O. Elms, Maud Elms, John Perry, and Chas. Matsinger, all of Pearl, Colo. C. D. Ford, Register (ltPub.Nov. 14. Last Pub Decl9) i Notice For Publication. Department-ofthe Interior, ) Ijuui Office at Denver, Colo., V Nov., 23 1907 ) Notice is hereby given that John F. Vuaguiaux of Gleneyre, Colorado, has filed notice of his intention to make final commutation proof in support of his ’ claim, viz: Homestead Entry No. 24104 made September 14, 1906, for the lot- 3 Sec. 30 Tp. 11 N, It 76 w and SEi neR e* SEi Sec. 25, Tp 11 N, Range 77 W 6th P. M., and that said Proof will be ( made before W. O. Mosman, an U. S. Commissioner at his office in Walden, Colorado, on Jan., 10 1908. , lie names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, • atul cultivation of, the land, viz: ( Ben Siui|>son and Clarence Talmage, both of Gleneyre, Colorado; and Tam*- berlain Forrester and Earnest Johnson, , both of Jelm Wyoming. C. D. Ford, Register. (Ist Pub. Dec. 5 ’O7; last Pub., Juu. 2 ’08) Sale of State Lands. Notice is hereby given that I will sell at public auction, to the highest respon sible bidder, on the 2nd day of Jauru - ary, 1908, at 2P. M. o’clock, at the office > of the State Board of Land Commission . ers, Capitol Building, Denver, Colorado, the following described lands, situated in Larimer County Colorado, viz: i Ni of Sec. 86, Tp. 9NR79 W 6 P. M, 1 N* SEi ” 36, •• 9 NR 70 W 6 P M. ) Minimum price per acre $3.50. > Reserving, however to the State of . Colorado, all rights to any coal or other • mineral of any character underlying , said land, and the right of ingress and ; egress for the purpose of mining, to gether with as much of the surface of same as may be necessary for the pro per and conveient vorking of such min eral. Value of Improvments on this land as appraised by this Dcjiartment. $600.00 Owner of improvments, W. Miller Mos man of Walden Colorado. Sale Application No. 3566. No laud will be sold at less than the minimum price per acre, as given above. The purcels will be sold in the above or dor, uml each tract will bo sold as des cribed above—be tho same more or less. Terms of payuieut shall bo as follows, viz: Oa lands selling from $3.50 to $25 ‘ per aero, 10 per cent of the purchase ’ money on day of sale, the balance ' in eighteen equal annual payments at 6 per cent per annum. Lands selling for more than $25 per acre and less than $73 per acre, 20 per cent cash on day of sale, balance in fourteen equal annual |>ay -1 inents at 7 per cent per annum. Lands selling for $75 and upwards, 30 per cent cash and balance iu seven equal annual payments at 7 per cent Intorest. If the 1 purchaser does not own the improv meats ho must i»ay for same at sale. Purchaser will execute bond as provid ed iu He c. 28, act of July 11, 1905; must be a citizen of tho Uuited States, or me who has declared his intention of becom ing such: and must puy appraisment and advertisement fees. 1 John F. Vivian, Register State Board of Laud Commissioners. * (Ist Pub. Dec. 5; last Pub. Dec 26.) Notice for Publication. Desert Land Proof Uuited States Lind Office ) Denver, Colo. Dec , 5 1907 f Notice is hereby given that Ida Mcfar ( lane of Hebron, Lvriuiar Co., Colorado has filed notice of Lis intention to make proof on bis desert laud claim No. 580 for the E 1 2 NEI 4, SWI 4 NEI-4, Nl 2 SEI 4, El 2 SWI-4, SEI-4 NWI-4 of Sec. 21, Tp 7 N, RBO W, before the Register or Receiver at Denver, Colorado on Tues day, the 28 day of Jauuary, 1908 He names the following witnesses to - prove tho complote irrigation and reclu t matioii of said land : Hubert C. Chedsey. Andrew Peterson David Mcfurlupc, and James Mcfurlanu jr , all of llebron Colo C D. Ford, Register. (Ist Pub. Dec. 12’ 7; last Pub Jan. 13 0 ) * A woman too often reasons from * her heart, hence, two-thirds of her mistakes and Ler troubles. —Bulwer Lytton. What she will she will, you may ■ depend on’t; and what she won't she won’t, so there's an end on’t.—Old Song. SB AUGUST ANDERSON. F. O. address, Walden, Colo. Rang*, North Park. ANNIE C. MATTHEWS. P. O. address, Walden, Colo. Range, North Park. •asa DAWSON & GREEN. F. O. address, Hebron, Colo. Range, North and Middle Parks. JOHN MITCHELL. P. O. address, Butler, Colo. Range, North Park. . ; ■ ‘l* raja WM. HEINEMAN. P. O. address, Hebron, Colo. Range, North Park. WM. KERR. P. O. address, Walden, Colo. Range, North Park. RICH. P. O. address, Spicer, Colo. Rauge North Park. OEO. H. MANVILI.E. P. O. address, Hebron, Colo. Range, North Park. J. 11. OLDENBURG, p. o uddress, Walden, Colo. Range, North Park. D. W. MoDOLE. P. O. address, Butler, Colo. Huge, North Park. HARRY L. BAUGH. P. O. address, Walden, Colo. Range, North Park. WILLIS F. WEBB. P. O. address, Walden, Colo. Range, North Perk. CHAS. L. P. wiHaoou. P. O. address, Wsides, Colo. Usage, North Park. 38 WM. BENNETT, P. O. address, Butler, Colo. Raagl, North Park. 1 i JAS. MARK. P. O. address, Hebron, Colo. Raage, North and Middle Parks. ! > JUHY^.JI- F. O. address, \Y .; <’•.'<*. Rang* Wfeth Park. an SAMUEL H. HAWORTH, p. O. address, Hlgho, Colo. Range, North Part A CHAS. BROWN. p. O. address, Zirkle, Colo. Rang* North Park. WM. R. MONAHAN, p. O. address, Hlgho, Colo. Range North Park. HENRY C. RIDDLE. P. O. address, Walden, Colo. Range. North Part _________ NORMAN R. MCDONALD. P. O. addreas, Walden, Colo. Rang*, North Part Wm SARK5 ARK AND .n ONTIE A. BLEVIN. O. addr- s-. Walden, Colo. RangCk North and Mid Je Parks. SOPIB ERICKSON. P. o. address, Hlgho, Colo. Range, North Part MRS. I.AUGHOFF. P. O. address. Walden, Col*. Rang* North Park. ALEX K. MARR. P. O. addrass, Butler, Colo. Itangi North and Mlddla Parka. JAB. BONIS. P. O. address, Spicer, Cola Range North Park. ~w*~ WM. ERICKSON. P. O. address, Spicer, Colo. Range north Park. yi JNO. M. COCHRANE. P. O. address, Spicer, Cela Range Part m AUGUSTUS .lE. DWINELL. Addrass Cowdrey, Colo. Rnnge North Perk. TB-ra JNO. KIMMONB. P. O address, Walden, Colo, Rang* Norm Park.