Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
lETHBRIOQE, ALTA.. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 2f, JANE CABLE GEORGE BARK McCUTCHEON. "Beverly Copyright, 1906, Dodd. Mead Company. (Cam- in thy t'uriv The lawyer um'ptoil the dismissed the boy with the curt that he would telephone iiu answer lu person. "It looks to me as though this Is go- gegts that L act on tbe city CCQtra, "Never fear. ri. .IK there for dinner tonight It's a family affair. By the way. here's a letter from a dis- tinguished political leader. He sug to a rather ticklish affair." Druouj resumed after the boy bad closed the outer door Ix-hlnd him. Hausetuer's mind was on Mrs. Cable's note. A Queer smile bung ou bis lips. nuher touched by her astute- ness." lie said. "She's cleverer than I tisouglit. Oh." suddenly remembering that it was uot Mrs. Cable's letter they were, discussing, -you ahvays see the dreary side of things. "1 uaveii't forgotten New York." gaid the clerk dryly. "Ah. but Chicago isn't Nevr Ycrk, you know." "Weil, i was just reminding you. This man is going to tight back, that "That's what Mrs. Norwood prom- But she was "Nothing much. t-u. yes, he did say iu that uasty way of he saw on the street the other day chat- ting with one of tbe richest swells in Chicago. He didn't say who he was he was the man who oace j is plain." bis wife sit up all night in the day coach while he slept in the only j ised to do also, Elias. berth to be bud ou the train. Do you j tike a lamb in the end." know who that could "i wouldn't be very proud of that af- I'm afraid wap romancing." j fair if I were you." Bobby, with a smile. j ''See here, Droom. you're getting a j "Say. iir. Uigur." said Eddie earnest- j trilie too familiar of late. I don't like i y, sort of business does Mr. j said Bansemer sharply. Bansermr Rigby had diffi- j "I beg your pardon, Mr. j ciilty in controlling his expression. ''I said Drooni. scraping his foot across the I was wondering, because while I was j floor and looking straight past his mas- ter's head. "U's for the good of the j cause, that's ali. It wouidn t do ou i Graydou's account i'or you to be driven from Chicago at this time. You see. he thinks you are beyond reproach." "Curse your impudence. DroomI 1 won't be spoken to in that ex- claimed Bauseruer. white with sudden rage and loathing. "Am I to expect my discharge, asked Droom. rubbing his hands ab- jectly, but looking squarely into Ban- semer's eyes for the first time in their uiittee for tbe coming year." They heard some one at the outer door at that moment, and Droom glid- ed forth from the inner room to greet j the visitor. It was Kddie Doever. "Say. Mr. Droom. do you suppose Mr. Baaseraer would object if I sat down for a few minutes to look over bis books on Crimes In His- tory? Old Smith hasn't got "Go ahead." said Droom. taking his seat at the desk. here yesterday a girl I know out back room where she had been a ro Bansemer, She's no good." crv likely she was consulting him ;v: s'lSHPthlnjr." said Rigby quietly. a friend of mine for t thousand when she was singing in ths chorus in one of the theaters here." "Do yon know her see something of her at time. Say. don't mention it to Rosie, you? She's not strong for chorus said Eddie anxiously. "A CHAPTER XL few days ago I saw a woman come, oat j acquaintance. Bau5emer glared back of his office heavily veiled. She was I for an instant and then shrugged his crying, because I could hear tbe sobs. I don't go mnch on Bansemer, Mr. Bigby, Dam he called me a pup one day when I took z message np for Judge Smith." "See here, said Rigby. lean- i don Is a fine boy." shoulders, with a nervous laugh. "We shan't quarrel. Elias." he said "Speaking of Gray don. he is to be mar- ried before long." "1 trust he is to do well. sir. Gray- forward suddenly. "I've heard two or three queer things about Bansemer. I want you to tell me all yon hear from Droom and all that yoa see. Don't you think you could cultivate Droom's acquaintance a bit? Keep this very pot a word to anybody. It may mean something in the end." "Gee mnrmured Eddie, his eyes wide with interest. From that day on he and Bobby Rigby were even conspirators. Later in the day Rigby bad a tele- phone message from Graydon Banse- mer suggesting thar they lunch to- gether. AH he would say over the wire was that he would some day soon ex- pect Rigby to perform a happy service for him, Bobby understood and was troubled. He suspected that Graydon bad asked Jane Cable to marry him and that she bad consented. He loved Graydon Bansemer. but for tbe first time in their acquaintance be found himself wondering if the son were uot playing into the father's bands :n this most desirable matrimonial venture, With a shudder of repugnance be put the. from him, loyal to that good friend and comrade. James Bansemer came into his office lute that morning. He had not seen Graydon.the night before, but at break- fast tbe young man announced his good fortune and asked for his bless- ing. To his son's surprise the elder man did not at once express his ap- proval. For a long time sat sliest and preoccupied to all appearance, nar- j rowly studying bis son's face until the rottng man was constrained to laugh a nervousness. Ton Jove her, you are very asked the father at last "Better than my cried Graydon warmly. "She lias good blood in said ianaeiner senior slowly, almost to marry David Cable's dassrh- -He ter." "Indeed! I did not know that David Cable had a daughter." "You know whom I Ca- ble" He turned rather restlessly, con- scious that Drooro's eyen were follow- j to leave city anything ing him to the window. He glanced j that might throw shame upon tt Mrs. Cable's note and waited "I suppose you are said EVERAL weeks later Ed- die Deever announced quite breathlessly to Rig- by that he was going to visit Droom ia his Wells street rooms. The two had found fl joint affinity in Napoleon, although it became ncrwssry fur rbe law student to sir up at neglecting other in established anything like an adequate acquaintance with the lamented Cor- Rigby was now morally certain that James Bansemer was all that Harbert had painted. To his surprise, however, the man was not openly suspected by other members of the bar. He had been accepted as a man of power end ability. Certainly he was too clever to expose himself and too wary to leave peepholes for others engaged in that business. Rigby was debating the wisdom of going to Bansemer with his accusations and the secret advice "I snould say so. Her father is a wonderful man." I dire say." agreed the other, without taking his eyes from the "But jou don't say whether you prove or complained Grsy- "WooJd It change matters if I dis- "Not In the least father. I love ber. I'd hate to displease yon "Then, '..of coarse. I approve." said otfeer, with his wannest smile. "Jane is a beauty, I am proud of is too good for me." lamented Gniydon bappfly. can't very well contradict her fu- tm. said the lawyer There was a hungry look in bis eyes as he glanced from time to time at the fact of the boy who bad bis mother's un- forgettable eyes. A messenger brought Mrs. Cable's note to Bansemer soon after his ar- rival at the office. He and Elias Dreom in the back office when the box came. They bad been dis- the contests of a letter thai Brltfeh 5 Colonial Co. SM t tan at I Droom after a long pause. j "Certainly! Jane is a splendid giri She's beautiful, accomplished aad- well, she's said Ban- seiner steadily, turning to face the old man. "It is not necessary to remind you that ber parents are unknown." said Droom. said Bansemer, and he sat down and leaned forward eagerly, "she has good blood from both sides." so called best" "You speak as if -you know the truth." "T I'm sure I know. 1 have known for twenty years, Mr. Bansemer. I had the same means as you of finding" out whose child she was." "That's more than Mrs. Cable knows." "She .did not take the trouble to in- vestigate. It's too late now." "I don't believe you really know the names of her father and mother." said Bansemer shrewdly. are trying to trick me into telling yon what I dc know." "Tuere sre-.portraits of her hanging In Fifth avenue." said Droom promptly. and he picked up a pencil, "I'll write the initials of her parents. You do the same, and we'll see that they tally." He quickly scratched four letters, on a pad of pa- per. Bansemer hesitated and then slowly wrote the Initials on the back of an envelope. Without a word they exchanged the papers. After a moment they both smiled in relict .Neither had been tricked. Tbe initials were identi- cal.' "I imagine tbe ancestors hanging in Fifth avenue would be amazed if they knew the story of said Droom, with a chuckle. "I doubt It Droom. Ancestors have stories, too, and they hide them." "By the way. now that your son is to marry her, I'd like to know just what your game.Is." Babsemer turned on him like a tiger, liis steely eyes blazing. "Game? There Is no game. Listen to me, Droom. We'll settle this now. I'm a bad man. but I've tried to be a good father. People have called me heart- less. So be It But I love that boy of mine. What little heart I have be- longs to him. There can be no game where he is concerned. Some day pier- haps he'll find out the kind of. a man I've been to others, but can always-'rs- Graydon. The coBrage to uo ine thing alone was lacking. M having Photographic Call and will help >ML (Mr technical staff is always at your service, and any wilTbedieerfiilly an- sweied QRAT 18 Photographers are SpWDMHy TROUlLEisMCiaovr member that I was fair and boneat with him. He'll despise my methods, and he'll spurn tny money, but bt'll have to love me- Jane Cable Is not the girl 1 would have, chosen for him, but she Is good and true, and he loves her." Por tbe first time In his life Ellas Droom shrank beneath the eyes of his master. He hated James Bansemer from the bottom of bis wretched soul. but he could not but feel at this mo- ment a touch of admiration. Through all tbe years of their asso- ciation Ellas Droom bad bated Ban- semer because he was qualified to be the master, because he was successful and forceful, because he bad loved and been loved, becauseithey had been class- mates, bat not equals. In the bitter- ness of bis heart be had lain on countless nights not to his tbe time would come wben.be could stand ascendant over this steely master. Only his unswerv- ing loyalty to a dnty once assumed kept him from crushing Bansemer with exposure years before. But Droom was not a traitor. He remained stand- in jr. lifting his eyes after a brief, shift- ing study of bis bony hands. 1 j "Too have nothing to fear from j he said. "Tour boy Is the only being in tbe'world that I care for. He bates me. Everybody hates me. .But It doesn't matter, I nsked what your horn use we know Jane's father'and mother. That's ail. .Mrs. David Cable, I presume, can be preyed upon with safety." Cable has innc-h to lorn." olficantly. "Ami how muob to wttfc s inenpdtg look, affjiir. Droom." "I wouldn't prow lifi; fx> hanl." cnu- Graydon was full of his happiness. He had asked ftigby to act as his "best man" in September, and Bobby had promised. On occasions when the two young men discussed the coming event with Jane and Miss Clegg, Rig- by's preoccupied air was strangely in contrast with the animation of tbe others.- Graydon accused his Ever and advised him to go to French Lick. Far from that the old quarterback was gradually preparing himself to go to James Bansemer. To himself he was saying as he put off the disagree- able task from day to day: "He'll kick me out of the office, and that's all the reward I'll get for my pains. Graydon will hate me in the end." James Bansemer had proposed a trip to Europe as a wedding journey, a present from himself, but Graydon de- clined. He would not take an exten- sive leave of .absence from the office of Clegg, Groil Davidson at this stage of his career. Ihe morning after his visit to the abode of Elias Droom, Eddie Deever strolled Into the office of Bobby Rigby. He looked as though be had spent a sleepless night Mr. Rigby was out but Miss Keating was "at home." She was scathingly polite to ber delinquent admirer. Eddie's, visits of late to the office had not been of a social charac- ter. He devoted much of his time to low toned conversations with Rigby- Few occasions when he lounged affably upon ber typewriting desk as ot yore. "You look as if you'd bad a night of it" remarked fibsie. Eddie yawned obligingly. "Don't sit on my desk. Can't you see those letters "Gee. you're getting touchy of late. HI move the letters." ?Np, you .won't" she objected. "Be- sides..It doesn't look- welL What if some ope should come In -Weli, It wouldn't be the first time 1 got out suddenly, would He re- tained his seat on the desk. "Say. where'i "You mean Mr. Rigby? He's oat" "Gee, you're also snippy. Well, give him my regards. So long." He was unwinding his long legs pre- i paratoty to a. .descent, from his perch, j "Don't said He rewound his legs and yawned. "Good- ness, you're not affected with insom- nia, are couldn't leave oO wu..- them if they all diod at ontv." After hearing this Kigby decided to confront Buuseiuei- at once. It did not occur to'him until later that the easiest and effective way to drive Bansc- mer from Chicago without scandal was through Elias Droom. Wbco tbe thought came to him. however, he re- joiced. The uew plan was to sow the seeds of apprehension with Droom. Bauserncr would not be lonj: In reap- ins: dismay. Ten -ap- parently innocent words from Eddie Deever would open Droom's eyes to tbe dangers ahead. j Young Mr. Peever met disappointment wbeu he came forth to renew bis conversation with Rosie Kcatlnjr. She was chatting at the tele- phone, ber face wreathed in smiles. "Thank yoti." she was saying: "it will be so nice. I was afraid I bad an for tomorrow night, but 1 r'.'cry'.n.'r says it's a per- fix-ri.r Cm crazy to see It It tr.kes nearly noun ihe (Tlark street ever. All right Goodby." Then she hung up tbfr receiver and turned upon Eddie, who stood aghast near the desk. "Oh, I thought you'd gone." "Say, 'what that you were say- ing over the phoneV Didn't 1 ask "I'm going to the theater with Mr. I I "Why? Why. yon know 1 asked j you "You didn't specify. Eddie, that's all go some other night with you. l Goodby." Clackety clack went the machine, throwing insult into his very face, as it were. He tramped out of j the office in high dudgeon. j "Confound this detective business j he might have been beard to j remark. Three nights later, however, j he took Rosie to the play, and on the j fourth night he was Droom's guest j again in the rooms across the river. He was well prepared to begin the campaign of insinuation which was to affect Bansemer in the end. Sitting stiff and uncomfortable in the dingy living room overlooking Wells street, he watched with awe the master of the place at work ou the finishing touches of a new tbe oaes of which he did not offer to explain. He was without a coat and bis shirt sleeves -were rolled far above the el- bows, displaying long, sinewy arms, hairy and not unlike those of the orang outang Eddie bad seen in Lin- i coin park. "I've got a new way of inflicting the All The Wheat That's Good To Eat is in the flour that makes Mooney's Biscuits. Pure rich milk and country batter add to their food value, just as it makes them more delicious and appetizing. Mooney's Perfection Cream Sodas are -perfection because everything about bakery, the ingrediem-s and the absolutely faultless. The air-tight, moisture-proof boxes bring Mooney's to your table just as they come from the inviting, tasty. Your grocer should have MOONEY'S. THE MOONEY BISCUIT CANDY CO. LIMITED STRATFORD, HAMILTON, OTTAWA, SYDNEY. WINNIPEG. CAU3ARY, VANCOUVER. PERFECTION BEAUTIFUL ADDRESS TO MR. CONYBEARE PRESENTED BY THE GRAND LODGE OF K. OF P. OF MAN I- TOBA. x C. F. P. Conybeare, K.C., 3. 'C. L. has beea presented 'with a jewel and u 4. death penalty, the gaunt old man handsome bound address by the said, slipping into a heavy, quilted -Grand Lodge of the K. of P. of Man- w.i. itoba with which -he was -identified dressing gown. "These rascals don't tnind hanging or the penitentiary. But without a coat, and hit tMrt If they thought their bodies would be for over 20 years. The address beautifully worded anch reads as fol- lows Brother Conybeare, From away back" dim, misty l ages of the past come the chronicles i of the deeds of valour handed down to us through the pages of history, telling of the laurel wreath placed upon the brow of some conqueror of the golden medal decorating the breast of some combatant, of the deafening laudits of some vast jdience rending the very skies in the j volume and .vehemence of their .ex- i-pression, but always and everywhere i these demonstrations were extended to some one who gave evidence got an awful joint. But that isn't what 1 wanted tfc sec yon about. 1 ran across May Bowl- that chorus was telling .-ittoiit Saw ber downtown in n rtwWu mnt at 1 this monilng. She wantedjto buy the nnd safd she had money than a rabbit. There gang with her. I got her to one and-she said an uncle had Just dl and left her a fortune. She wouldn't say Iww ranch.-brit it uintf bavY been quite a bunch. I know all of ber on- .They they'd .hesitate before killing their fel- low men." "But tfcey already buiy them In quicklime in said Eddie loftily; f Iwt not until after they're said Droom, with a cackle. He grinned broadly at the sight of the youth's horror struck face. "Go ahead and smoke, my boy. I'll light my pipe. Make yourself at home. I keep tbe window dosed to keep dot the sound of those Wells street cars. If good of you to come over and cheer ap an old man's evenings. not used to be said, with wistful touch which was lost to Eddie. "Too ought to have a wife'and a lot of children. Mr. said Eddie. with characteristic tbougbtlMShisi. Droom stirred the fire and scowled. "Were yon ever "Nor I don't believe in said Droom suUeuly. "1 saw the girl today that young Graydon Banaemer to to V "Say, she's swell.; isn't said Eddie, The old man slunk into his chulr. "She's very pretty. Mr. Graydon in- troduced me to "Geef was all Eddie could say. "They were crossing street down below here on way home from a nickel in Indiana street I ber years ago, bat didn't rt- member me. I didn't expect it bow- ever." coald sbe have forgotten your "Oh, she'd nave forgotten her rootb- er at that age. She was three months old. I don't think sbe liked .me today. I'm not what you call a grinned Elias, pofflvg at his pipe as be picked ap tbe Volumes on Napoleon, Eddie laughed politely, but nncomfortably. "How old arc yon. Mr. DroomT "I'm as old as Methuselah." go i "When he was a boy." laughed Eliaa. j enjoying bis quip Immensely: i rCable seems to be very fond of Gray- don. That will last for a cpapte of years, and then probably be like two-thirds of the rest of 'em. Other men wlUbe-pnyinj; nt ten tion to her and looking for adroirHtion every- where. You'd be surprised .to know how much of tbnt is poing on In Chi- cago. Women can't wem satis- fled with; one husband. They mnm bave another one or some- body "You talk like n society man, Mr. H "Won. Pre roer a few society And women, too, for that matter Look ont for V tloaal divorce caw within Jtbt few weeks. I Itonnd to coeje we deceive ourselves into and believing otherwise. Now, as then, the rewards of sec- ular life fall to those who honestly or otherwise are enabled to make the greatest outward showing of success and no matter how--superficial that showing may "really be, But little care is given the merits of any case; the outward seeming is taken for the gold of inward merit, and the laurel wreaths, the golden medals, the cre- dentials of excellence, the applause of the multitude .and the fickle favour of the public ia awarded according- ly. The starring tramp stealing .a loaf of bread wherewith to hold body and soul together, is straightway loomed to a prison cell while he who waste of hk millions, no matter low, questionably acquired, proceeds by manipulation of the elastic ma- chinery of the stock market to re- .and ruthlessly" despoil to whom all turned with respect and whom all followed with confidence; in the Supreme lodge, the represen- tative of the best thought and highest aspirations of the grand domain, the champion of its rights and the stand- ard of its excellence. Whether: the long and arduous du- ties the faithful and unselfish service has brought to you the regard and satisfaction personally that it has so generously brought and is so eajm- estly felt by the membership of the domain for which you laboured 90 consistently, we know, but this we do know, and believe that: We count this thing to be grand- ly true, That a noble deed is a step toward God; Lifting the soul from the common sod, To a purer air and a broader view. And now that your service for thU Grand Domain is over, we wish you to feel and know that its effects and results are not of the past, that the influence of your life and labours with us have been an impression that will linger always and ever about our and more than all you in the hearts of the edly consecrated to your worth and memory as a man, a friend, a gentle- man and a Pythian. And as tangible evidence of those sentiments we present you with this jewel, the insignia of your rank and station. That you have more than earned such trifling reward is carved in ineffaceable characters on. the rec- ords of the order: that you will wear it worthily is abundantly guaranteed by the history of your Pythian life; to re-1 that it comes from hearts filled gard to the code of customs of re-1 overflowing, with- gratitude and fidence and fraternal love we and trust you will believe as- fitj shone upon us through the mists of i "Signed- w A ELLIOTT GG Grand Domain of Manitoba KofP. housands of innocent dupes of their centuries since first its hallowed vir- tues were unveiled by the prototypes of the Pythian Order within the preg- nant confines of ancient Syracuse, i Brandon, Man., Jan. 28th, 1909. the tangible and visible evidence of' reward of esteem of confidence and loyality to principle. From .the troublous times Pythian knighthood first lodgment within the hearts of men, eyery lodge and every grand domain ;has found among its membership, sonie one to whom more, than to others with absolute confidence as to one to whom the ..principles and pur- poses of the order- would find -con- OR. C. C. CRAGG Physician and Surgeon. Office to 11 aon.. to p.m.. 7 v> 8 pm Phone Office 125. House 94. SINGING. Miss Ursula Archer, pupil of the celebrated teacher, William will in conditions, tbe order and its interests would find a'., valiant and never tir- ing champion, one whose pride, ambi- tion, desires and aspirations al- ways .and everywhere based upon 'the' advancement of the order and whrs6 efforts were direcied towards its higher attainments, without the re- wards that might come to himself. -And so the grand domain of Man- itoba has looked upon you, my bro- ther in the days that have passed and voice production. Also engage- ments for Ballad Concerts, At Homes, tbe Leth bridge Conservatory of Music. MAKATHOIX Ow latent of the bent of the season. Hcnrht, X inches at back. Known an Arabic in Elk Brand. double utitchcd K> they hold tWr laundry wear. Cantlc Brand, 1ft Elk Brand, 2 for tte. 1IALTO (To Bs Continue.) and gone, and they have not looked in vain. Prom the time you ifirst knelt at the altar in the subordin- ate lodge, along and upward through the various stages of "preferment, honour and service that you 'have been called upon to fill, you have always delivered to your successor the sword untarnished by any spot, the ermine unsoiled by a single itsin. la the subordinate lodge an inspira- R.API0 PROGRESS The (iarbutt Business Col- lege, Staflord Block, already haa an equipment oT 6 type- writers, and will add more as required. The number of students IB also large anc contioually growing. Both evening and day sessions held regularly. 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