Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
THl LCTHBRIOQfc DAILY HfKALO, THURSDAY. AUGUST 12, MM NINC; SOPHY OF KRAVONIA IMPERIAL DEFENCE CON- FERENCE By Anthony Hope Author Of "The Prisoner Of Zenda' IN Slavna Dr. Natcbeff coaiintied his reassuring reports uutiJ the public at large reassured as to ask i for no nsoiv reports even of the I most description, but .jstan- of people behind tliflVreuL Staf- hiirz'w there. :Qax wms sfcort! was the j thought and the governing, fact -It j might be very short, and the end mif tit Icocde without warning. The secret. 'well kept bat ro those to whom spoke at all Natcheff spoke openly. The tang's life bung on a thread, which the least accident might break. With perfect quiet and tranqiiiiUty he ihlifht llro a year, possibly two years, Aar or overstrain would the end. Countess EUenbarg and her Confidential friends knew this, the king knew It himself. and Lepage, his valet knew it There the possession of tin stopped- V The kittg was gay and coumgeooa. Ckrrige, at least he had never lacked ;Be almost indifferent The beat end? An cud swift without without waiting! Tbere waa tfluch to be said for it Lepage agreed master and told him so in aia usaal blimt fashion. They agTeed i together ibt to cry about it and the king went (tailing still But the time was short, and he pushed on his one great idea with a zeal and an earnestness foreign to his earlier habit He would see married or; at least betrothed be- fbre he died. He would see the great marriage in train, the marriage which was to', establish; forever the rank and of the house, of Stefanovitchu -The Prince of Slaviia must set forth on nls travels, seeking a wife. The king iren designated a princess of most un- qdestionable exaltedness: as the first object of his son's attentions or pur- suit With an unusual peremptorlnesii and an unusual independence he sent fttenoYles orders to communicate hli Irishes directly to the prince. Stenovics received the royal memorandum on -day on which Lieutenant Rastatz re- turned to Slavna fruits of hli at yolseni in his hand. At first sight 'the king's totally at .Variance with the in- vterests of the Elienburg coterie and With the progress of their great plan. They did not want the house of Stef ano- ntch strengthened and glorified in the of its present heir apparent But the matter was more complicated than a first glance showed. There were the guns to be considered as well and the gunners training at Voisent Tbese I would be sources of strength and pres- tige to the prince, not less valuable, more tangible, than even a great match. -And now the prince was on the spot Send him on his travels! The time 'was When the short time ended he might be far away. Finally he might go and yet take nothing by his jour- ney. The exalted princess would be hard to win. The king's family pride might defeat itself by making him pitch his hopes and his claims too high. On the whole, the matter was cult.. The three chief conspirators showed their conrlcvtioD of this in their characteristic ways. Countess Ellen- burg became more pious than ever; Stenovjcs more silent nt least more prone to restrict his conversation .to grunts: Colonel Stifnitt more gay interested In. 'life., He. too. n-as Ashing in his favorite wators, :tnd ,he had toprs ot a big rise. There was one contingency impossl- Iblc to In -spite of his father's orders tae prince might refuse to A of the state of the khijr's hesJtii would afford him a, very .strong a suspicion of the plans of eoteiie aa motive.' The -iftujf had foreseen, the former and feared its effect ori his domiDa.ni hopes. By. his express com-' maud the prince -was kept in ignorance. He had .boen simply reassured by Dr. KatchelT. On r.toe iuUcr point the co- terie had. thpy fl.-irtered themselves, nothing to fear. On what ground, then. Conld the prince justify a refusal? His gunners? That would be unwarrant- able. The king would not accept the plea. Did Eastatz's report suggest aay other .grotind for refusal? If it did it was one which to the king's mind would seem more unwarrantable still. There is no htg game without its risk; but after fell consideration. Stenovics and Stafnitz decided that the king's wishes were in their interest and should be communicated to the prince without delay. They had more chances for them than against them. If their game had its well, the tinw might be very short- In these days Countess Ellcnburj of shutting herself up iiii her private rooms for as much as additional hours every day. She told tho king that she sought a quiet time for meditation and prayer. King Alexis shrugged his shoulders. Med4- jtBtkMi 'wouldn't help matters, and. la '.face of NatchefTs diagnosis of i condltiofi of his heart, be must confess ito a serious doabt eren about prayer. j He had c-ctllved his love for the count- hot to the end he found In her a of whimcrical amusement j tng If not her ambitions at least her I regrets, anderstandhig how these i grets. when they very acute. had to be met by an access of ptety. KatormUythej would be acute now la of NateheiTa Ht thanked her for her concent and her by JtB meuw go and pray. What "win the stuff of her the rtufi behind the words? No doabt for her life. doubt 0he prayed for her son's well tag- Ifkely she even prayed that mifttt not be led Into temptation of to fa aathing wrong by her love fee her MO. for It wu her theory dint prtnee hteMlf woild mhi hto OWH the etvwn avay. If of Yet the devil's ad would hart: had small .dSiliculty in placing a freah faw-ou, hc-r prayers, in exhibiting what lay below the ''words, in suggesting how Lt was that she came forth from her secret devotions not happy" and tranquilized. but with weary eyes and her narrow lips close set In stern MliC control. Her prayer that she might da nothing wrong wajrjrjtrayet that prince might do nothing right If that prayer were granted sin on her part would become superfluous. She prayed'- not to be led into that sounded quite orthodox. Was she; to presume to. suggest ro Heaven ithe laeuhs by which Torapratiou should be Steuovicsit skiHi'ully. humored shade oi' hypocrisy, tt'hen he spoke to her there AVeiv hi, his' mouth no such or hopes 6t am hoc nor rights. It was always we are compelled to "the steps may be forced into taking." necessities of mere solf defense.'4 "the; interests of ttu- -kingdom." su- preuie evil of civil which last most respectable meant that it Avas much .better .10 -jockey the prince i but of bJs tbrpn? to tight him.for Colonel. Stafnicx bit bis lip ;aud' gnawed his fluriug these in- terviews. The countess hated j him. She turned back to Stenovicp' churcbgoing. phrases and impassive I face. Throughout the whole affair the j general probably never once mentioned i to 'her ia plain iaoguage -the" oae I only object of all their hopes and ;ef-> in the result business took rath- er iouger to trans.-ict. the churehgbiug phrases ran to may syllables, but cb'n- cessions must be cuade td piety. Kor j was. the countess" so singular. We j should often forego what we like best if we were obliged to defiue it accurate- ly anxl aloud.- After one of these conferences the countess It may be presumed that she prayed against the misfortune of cast iroti terminology. Probably she also urged her views, for prayer is in many books 'and mouths j more of an argument than a that all marriages; vvere on one and the j same footing: and that j naught of a particular variety nained in some countries morganatic, Of the keeping of contracts made contrary to the presumed views of Heaven we are ail aware that churches, and sometimes states, too. are apt to know or count nothing. Such were the wornua and her mind.' Some pity may go out to her. Jn the end, behind all her prayers and inspir- ing them. nay. driving her to her knees in fear, was the conviction that she risked her soiil. When she felt that, she pleaded that it was for her son's sake. Yet there lay years between her son and man's estate. The power was j for some one during those years. j I bad the'countess' views and temperament I should grow potatoes and if possible grow them worse than my said Colonel Stafnitz. "If I lived dully T should at least die in peace'" The king held a very confidential con- ference. It was to sign his .will. The countess as there. The lit- tle boy. who moved in happy u n onscioUS- ness of all the schc-nies which 1 centered around him. was sent iutA the next room to play Lepage. Steuorics and Stafnitx were, present as wit- Ttvt and Staf- n esses a n 9 wite the Markart as setf- fane's irtti. retury. The king touched lightly on his i stare of health and went on to express j his couv-ierion of the Prince of Slavna's i distinguished consideration for Connt- J ess-Ellenbnrg and fraternal affection j for little Alexis. "I go the happier for being sure of this, he said to his two counselors, "but in any case aud my son are well se- cured. There will be enough for you. Charlotte, to live in suitable style here j or abroad, as yon please, My son I j wish to stay here and enter my army, i I've settled on him the estate of Do- j brava, and he .will have means equal, to.! his station. It's well to have this ar- i rjingcd..' From day to day T am in the hands of God." AS with another king, nothing in life became him like the leaving of it There was little more work to do. He had but (to wait, with courage and with dignity. The demand now was on what he had in abundance, not on. 4 faculty which he had always lacked, j He signed the docnment and bade the general and Stafnitx witness it. In silence they obeyed him, meaning to make waste paper of the thing to which they set their njunes. That business done, and the kinf alone seemed the doing of It j Stafnitx had king j turned suddenly to Stenovics. i should like to sec Baroness brava. Pray let her be sent for i The shock was sodden, but StenottaV i answer came steady if slow, I "Your majesty desires tier "l want to thank her once again, no vies. She's done much fonw." -The bAroness is not in but. I con for her." "S'ot in j Where ie sttt, He what tbe whote kfnfdoB knew. Save himself nobody WM If-' norantof Bopny's "She on rislt to hto tuyal ness sir." Stenottot' WM a triumph of ncnttiJity. "On a rWt to prtiKtr to Ida Zerkorfteh is (To Be Continued.) HON. F. B: MOOR "Pfamjtr of Natal SIR E. P: MORRIS Premier of Newfoundland HON. J. X. MERR.IMAN Premier of Cape Colony 'SIR FREDERICK BORDEN Canadian Minister of Militia HON. ABAM FISCHER Premier of Orange River Colony T. E. PATTESON Office. Oliver' Block. Phone 387. HOUSE AND two lots on Couttg near London Rd. Price SHOO 40 ACRES TO LEASE TN 5 OR 10 acre tracts. 46. ACRES FOR SALE IN 5 OR 10 acre tracts. Close to Lethbridje, tertni. SUNUGHT of houaehold work is taken away when Sunlight Soap brought Into the home. For thoroughly cleansing floors, metal-work, walls and woodwork, Sunlight it the most economical both In time and money. Lever Bros., Toronto, will oh3 fcree, H cake of their famous Plantol Toilet i? isenticii ua- AN OFFICER BRIDGE OF THE FALL FAIR Ai-D. MUTTON WOOL CLIP SOLD The greater part of this yeai's clip hai been sold. T Cartel, of Toronto, got the Chin clip, and G W. Whelen of ihis city, puichased thej greater part of the other clips for eastern Canadian firms. The price j' received for all of 13 1-4 cents Shipments will be made: tins v-eek. Notice TWO OF THE BEST "BESIDENTIAI "lots-in Lethbridge on Glyn St., in, 11.000 each, on eiwy terms. SEALED BIDS will be received by the OF CAUDSTOJS" at the pflice of the Secretary-Treasurer tin- til 12 o'clock'. for the construction of approximately 1.200 yards of ceauent A certiiied chfgne for the sum of payaM-1 to the Secietarj Treasurer of the Town of Caidston must accompany each proposal us a that the successful bidder j will within six days after awarding of work enter into a contract with the Town. v Satisfactory bonds v.-ilL be required for the faithful execution.. ol the con- tract. Plans and may be seen at the office of the Secretary- Treasurer. No bid necessarily accepted. WILSOX.. Secretary-Treasurer. Cardstoii. Ausnist 11. 1909. prices must be written in the bid and also stated in figures. must, satisfy themselv- es by personal examination of the lo- cation of the proposed work, its seem- ing advantages arid-'-difficulties, rind by such other means as they prefer as to 4he cost thereof and the accu- racy of the estimate of and shall not at any time thereafter! dispute or complain of such prelim- inary estimate of the engineer nor assert .that there was any misunder- standing in regard to the nature or amount of-the work to be done. (bidder to whom award is made will be required to fxecuto ex- tract within six days ;afr-er accep- tance -of his bid. The bond required i will be in. the sum. of I An accepted bank j cheque payable-, to the Secretary-i Treasurer of the Town, -of Cardston for accompany each tender 1-5 a-guarantee of good faith. The j "uccessful contractor must enter in-J to a contract with the Town within six days after the awarding of samo. t said contract to be drawn up by tiro i Town Solicitor, satisfactory se-1 curities shall be named. ]So work under thi? contract shall'be sub-let. The successful tenderer shall have j his to him after the contract has been executed, and bond I given satisfactory to. the Town of! The unsuccessful tenderers shall have their deposits returned! to them within one week after the] awarding of the contract. j Included in Contract contract, shall include all side-1 walks or portions of sidewalks ordcr- ,ed by the Town Council during the' year 1909, which the Chairman of the Works and Property Committee shall direct the contractor in writing to construct. The work shall begin within three days after the signing of the contract and thereafter be vigorously prosecuted ;and the whole work'completec'-on or before the date guaranteed. If at any time during the contin- uance of the contract the sureties or any of them shall die, or in the op- inion of the Council Town of 'Cardston becornc irresponsible, the Town of Cardston.'shall.hftvft the right 'to .require additional and sufficient sureties which the Contractor shall furnish, to .the satisfaction of tho Town of Cardston within ten clayr, after notice, and in default thereof, the contract Tnay be annulled the .work carried to completion in the manner provided in the contract. 205-3 VIEW OF THE COMPLETED C.P.R. BRIDGE t "wvv: v-ix-j -v v, >fe- 'X t rt i A-'s -i ''.jufvt- V', ,v >lfv -K. iv This photo, by the British and Colonial Photographic Co., was taken from the t south-side of the bridge, and gives a splendid idea of its size and height, as well as a beautiful view of the river bottom in all its summer glory Some of the Directois of the Lethbridge Fall Fair. ALD. G.M.HATCH AUD. WM. OLIVER D. J. 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