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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY IS, I KM. JAN[ CABLE GEORGE BARR McCUTCIEON. ml ttwtafk." Copyright. 1800. by Dodd. Mead Company. "That can be offset somewhat by the thought of the poor parents wbo never have known a son or a said Jane. "How can they be parents, demanded Bobby Rigby, coming op it "Go away, she said tally. a nice way to treat grumbled, ambling on In qvest of MUM i Clegg. I The debate will become serious yon taid Mrs. Cable lightly. I "Come along, Mr. Bansemer. i Craven is waiting." 1. I When they were across tba room and. atone ahe turned a white face to him! and remonstrated bittsriy, "Oh, cowardly of you after your proo> toe to forgot myself." lie said quietly. "Don't believe me 10 be. utterly heart- Jess." .His band touched her arm. In- stantly her assumed gave way to her deep agitation, and with swift change of manner turned on him. her passion alight. she stammered. Then-her fears found voice. "What do you she depmuded in smothered, alarmed tones. He desisted savagely a ad shrank away, the color u'uiniug into liis dis- gnsted. saturnine face. He did not speak to her again until he said good- by long afterward. AS he had expected, his place at ihi dinner table was some distance from hers. He the .table from Jane and Gcaydon and several seats removed from David Cable- He smiled grihily and knowingly when he saw that be bad been cut off cleverly frona the Cables. night, then, .lane.'" said Graydon at parting No one was near enough to catch the tender eagerness In his voice nor to see the happy flush im her cheek as-she by; relighting !bis pipe" for .the fourth time. "Why, bur Mr. iVrlggs." answered Miss'Keating eurtly. .sure 1 don't know. Miss Keat- ing, Has he, been around "I thought you were referring to him In that sbe'said succinctly. "Ob; dear me. no; another party al- together, :Miss Keating. Isn't the type- writer" in; working order this morn- he asked, eying her machine in- nocently.1 She sniffed and started to reply, but .thought better of it. Then she begfin pounding the keys briskly. "It works like a charm." she shot back genially. The letter that caused Bobby such perturbation came In the morning mail His friend had laid'bare some of tbe old stories concerning James Banse- mer and cautioned him not to become Involved in transactions 'with, the for- mer New Yorker. Harbert's state- ments were positive in jbaracter. aud he seemed to know his case thoroughly well. While the charges as they came to Rigby were general. Harbert had said tbat he was quite ready to be spe- cific. All day long the letter bung like a cloud over young Mr.'Rigby. He was to have lunched with Graydon and was much "relieved when young Bansemer telephoned that he could not join him. Rigby found himself in a very uncom- fortable position. If the stones from New York were true, even though he knew none of the inside facts. Gray- don's father was pretty much of a scalawag, to say the least He was not wel.l: acqnainted with tbe lawyer, but be now recalled that he never had liked the man. Bansemer bad Impress- ed him frosn the beginning as heart- less; designing, utterly unlike bis clean hetrted .Bc.bby jored Graydon Bansemer in tbe v-ay that one man loves a true friend. He was certain that the son knew' nothing of those shady transac- fhey really, existed as Harbert painted nn exposure of the father would be a Wow-from which be could not recover. It came at last to Rigby tbat be was not tbe only one. In Chicago who held the secret. Other members of the bar bad been warned long lief ore the news came to him. and it was morally cer- tain that If the facts were as bad as intimated the police also were in pos- session of them. At the same time felt a cer- tain moral responsibility Involving him- Banseiner nt any might ap- ply his methods to people who were near and dear to him. The new Inti- macy with Cables came to Bobby'n mind.. And then there were Ctegc, Groll. the Semt'sons and others wbo night easily fall into the If James Banwnw net It for them. Appreciating bin responsibility ID the matter. tbat be prepared to tbe James Mood almost atHK 11 meant thmt day might have to expose Graydon lUnsemer's father. It meant that bt migut co cruelly butt bin friend. It meant that night looe a friendship that bad of his beat treasures tot {rood old college Tat mart fact ''.hat bo would compelled to aad mistrust Bauaeiutr aaamad darkest treachery to Grsydoo, though the BOH should pot btcoma a of tbe ultuutlou. Later In tho afternoon Bobby went guiltily into a telegraph office and tent away a carefully worded dispatch. answer came to him at the club that evening while he wan playing billiards with young Bansemer. wiso eren then was eager to be off to keep the prom- ised appointment with pretty lilaa Ca- bte. The telegram, which he opened whllt Graydon Impatiently chalked bis and waited for him to piay. waa brlsf and. convincing. It read: -rv umiiik. uwt Mr word for It. no CURED IN ONE DAY Munron'j Cold Remedy Relieves the bead, throat and :ungs almost Immediate- ly. Checks Fevers, stops Discharges of the nose, takes away all aches and pains cauaed by colds. It cures Grip and ob- stinate Conghs and prevents Pneumonia. Price 25C. Have you stiff or swollen joints, no mat- ter-how chronic? ASK your druggist for Munyon'tt Rheumatism .Remedy and see how'qiilckl.v' you will be cured." If yoa have any kidney or bladder trou- ble set Munyon's Kidney Remwly. Munyon's Vltallzer makes weak naca uul .V-.. .une to Chi- cago for 'my it's the place for a youus tnaii. he says, and he gave up a great practloe BO that we might be here together. Of course he could succeed auyyisere. Wasn't It bully of him to come to Chicago just for "Yea. Oh. If you'll only he aa food looking .aa he when yon are fifty- aald ao plalntlTely that bt laughed aloud. probably ba Ttry fat and very bald by that time." "Aw Wr? iiwiHuy, If ihftt Cma It sown more horrible to na add- "Won'tr "I should have said can't Let's see. This is February. March, "Graydon. you are so much younger than I tbougbt A girl simply cannot be hurried through engagement Next winter." "Next what? That's" nearly a year, Jane. It's absurd! Pin ready." "I know. It's mighty noblt of 700 too. But I Just can't dearert. No ever does." you think I'm prepared to take care of be aald. straight- ening up a bit She looked fit strong flgars and Into his earnest eyes and laughed so adorably that his resentment was oaly passing. "I can't trlre you a borne like be explnlnfd. yon know I'll give yon the bwt I nil my "You run'! Knwwdlng. Gray- iloii." she wrui-stly "Every says that of you. Tm not Yra not thinking of that It isn't house I for. It's the Too mutt let BC choose the day." "I suppose It's said at last "Juno is the month for brides, remind you." "Beforv you came tbls evening 1 bad dadded on January next, but MW 1 an willing "Oh, you docldod I oaato, taM M bad dtcldod M At CHAPTER IX. HE little room off the li- brary was Jane's "den." Her father had a better name for it He called it her but only in M-i-iet conference. Graydon Ban- semer lounged there in blissful con- templation of a roseate fate, all the more enjoyable because bis very ease was the counterpoise-of doubt and un- j certainty. No word of love had passed between the mistress of the web and her loyal victim. But eyes and blood had translated the mysterious, voice- less language of the heart into the sim- plest of sentences. They loved and they knew it After leaving Rigby at the clnb Gray- don drove to the north side, thrilled to the marrow with the prophecies of the night His heart was in that little room off the had been there for months. It was the abode of his thoughts. The stars out above tbe cold, glittering lake da need, merrily for him as he whirled up tbe Drive. Tbe white carpet of February crinkled and creak- ed with the chill of the air, but; his heart was hot and safe and sure. He that she knew what .he was com- ing for that kiss! Jane's face warm; her eyes had the tender glow of joy expectant; her voice, was soft with the promise of coming surrender Their bands ihet and clasped as she stood to welconie him in the red, seductive dimness of suggest, j the little throneroonj. tall frame quivered: his lean, powerful, young face betrayed the hunger of his heart- his voice turned busky. It was not as he had planned. Her mere him past the prelimi- nary fears and doubts. His handclasp tightened, and his face drew-.resistless- ly to hers. Then their hands went sud- denly cold! "You know, you. Jane, he murmured. "Yes." she answered after a moment softly, securely. He crushed her In his strong arms. Ail the world.seemed to have closed in about her. Her eyes, suffused with happiness, looked sweet- ly into his until she closed them with the coming: of the Crst kiss.; "I love you-ott. 1 love she whispered. "I worship you, he responded. "I have always worshiped It was all so natural, so normal love that had been silent from the first had spoken, that was put Into words its untold story. ''Jane. I am the proudest being in the he said, neither knew how long afterward, for neither tbougbt of time. They were sitting on the couch In the corner, their turbulent hearts at rest "To think, after all, that sncb a beautiful beinjr as you can be mine forever! it's "You were sure of me all the time. Graydon." she remonstrated. "I tried to hide it. but I couldn't You must have thought me a perfect fool all these months." "Yon are very much mistaken. If yoo please. You did hide it so successfully at times that T was sick with uncer- tainty." "Well. It's all over now." she smiled. And he sighed with a great relief. "All over but wedding." be said, "Oh. that's a Ion pr way off. Let's not worry over that Graydon." "A long way offV Nonsense! I won't But listen, -1 am vo say September of iliis "One, tvro, They seem like yeans. Juno. You won't eay June If" "Please, pleaef let me'have some of ths she "It hain't seemed at all like u proposal. I've been cheated of that, you aiuat remember, dear. Let me say at least, as they all do. that I'll give yon an anawer In three days." "Granted: I'll admit it wasn't tha sort of proposal one reads about In "Bat It was precisely as they are In real life, I'm sure. No one bus a stere- otyped proposal any more. The men always take it for granted and begin planning things before a girl can Bay no." "Ah. I see it has happened to you." be said, jealous at once. "Weil, isn't that the way men do she demanded. "A. fellow has to feel reasonably sure, I dare say. before he takes a chance. No one wants to be refused, yoo he admitted. "Oh. by the way, I brought ring up with me, Jane." "You she cried as the ring slipped down over her finger. And then for the next hour they planned, and the future seemed a thousandfold brighter than the present glorious as it was. can't help she re- peated, "the same aa yonr father has. Isn't he wonderful? Oh. Graydon. I'm so proad of she cried enthusi- astically. "I can never be the man that the governor said Graydon loyally. "1 couldn't be aa big as father If I lived to be 126. He's the best ever! He's 3one everything for me. Jane." the aon .went on warmly. he even laft "I worship you, ed. For some time be sat pondering while she stared reflectively" into the fire opposite. Then, squaring his shoul- ders as if preparing for a trying task, he announced firmly: "1 suppose I'd just as Avell see your father tonight dearest He likes me.'I'm sure, and I don't think be'" refuse to let me have you. Do "My dad's just as fair as yours. Gray." she said, with a smile. "lie's upstairs in his den. I'll go to mother. I know she'll be so Bansemer found David Cable in his room upstairs, his smoking and think- ing room, as he called it "Come in. Graydon. Don't stop to knock. How are you? Cigarette? Take a cigar, then. Bad night outside, isn't "Is it? I said GroTdnn, dropping into a chair and nervously nipping the end from a cigar. "Have you been "Yes. Jast got in a few minutes ago. The road expects to do a lot of work west his year, and I've been talking with the ways and means a polite and parliamentary way to pnt It" "I suppose waAl U- congratulating you after annual election, Mr. Ca- "Oh, thafs Just talk, my boy. Wine- man n Is the loglcnl man for president But wbere is I aald the tall young mun. puffing vigorously. "I came see you about Jane, Mr. Cable. I bavo asked her to be my wife, sir." For a full mlmm- the eyes ot older hy Strife BUd experience, lookrl straight Into earnest crny eyes of the young man who now stor> I ;u ross the room wltb hi umno on tfgar was held poised lo half way to bio lips, Grsydos Baa- semer felt that tbe man aged a year la that brief moment "You know, Graydon, l love Jaue eaid at lost arising His vwlce "I know. Mr, Cable. She Is every- thing to you. And yet I have come ask you to give her to me-." isn't that I liav? not suspected- what the outcome would the otlu'f iHK'hnnleuUy..' I krunv. It U rlffht that K'JI' Nliocld. It is i'ig'Jt that sh? should :an'.Ty you. my buy. do love Ho thv almost fiercely. "With all my soul Mr. Cable. Sliv ma. I dou't know bow to con- vince you tbat my whole lift will to hpr happltu'sx. I am t "1 know. It's ail right, my boy. it a deal to lot go, but I'd rather give her to yon than to any man over known. I bollovo in you." "Thank you. Mr. wild Gray- don Ransemer. Two stroojf bands each other. there no the of (To Be Continued.) The Cafe Is Now Open For ladies and Gentlemen If it suits you, If not, tell us. We are here to please you. J- at all J _ Oddfellows Block H. N. MURRAY -Proprietor I.J J.J.I.J A.L. Wholesale Liquor Merchant Pbmc SO P.O. Box 87 The Model Restaurant Appeals to everybody 'its-. Excellent Menu and ought to claim the patronage, of all Union Men As it is run on strictly: union principles. 7 Rooms in John BARLEY AND HOPS-a food and a tonic. A trifle of alcohol--an aid to digestion. That's beer. If you get a pure is better for you. It is not good advice to say "Don't drink beer." There are many who need it. Your doctor advises beer. The healthiest peoples of the world drink the most of it. But it is good advice to say, "Don't drink the wrong Some beer causes biliousness. Alberta's Pride does not Alberta's Pride beer is both good and good for you. Nine people in ten would be better for drinking it. Alberta's Pride is a home beer, because of its ab- solute purity. It is aged for months, then filtered, then sterilized. There are no after effects. Alberta's Pride Beer M ttMtifttt AlWrta's hide Ti tfiii sfW, ue Iht The Beer that made Lethbridge Famous ;