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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta UTHiPtlOQg. ALTX. TOUPAY, a, JANE CABLE GEORGC McCUTCHCON. "fevw ly GmHterk." Etc. Copyright. 1108. by Dodd. Company. Mr Banscmtr asked holding tight to his chair. "Oh, no. We don't go In for that tort "I wonder if Mr. Bansemer knows aboot the mistake that 'Came near hap- pening to him a week or two ago. I got bold of It throuffb a boy that In the United States marshal's said Eddie, cold at ice now that be WM making the test broom turned him quickly. "What mistake? you would have been a rich joke OB Mr. Bansemer. Seems chat some law- jrer likely to be charged black- mail, and 'they trot Mr. Bansemer'i name mixed up in it some way. Of course nothing came of it, just wondered if any body-had told him of the ciose call he'd bad.'1 Droom stared straight beyond the young liar and was silent for a Tull minute. Then-he deliberately opened the book on his knee and began to turn the pages. -.'That would have been a joke oh Mr. be said indifferently. "I don't think he would have enjoyed "No one enjoys jokes from the Unit- ed States marshal's said Drooiu grimly- "By the way, who Is the law- yer that really was "I never beard. I believe it was dropped. The young fellow 1 know said he couldn't .talk about it, so I didn't ask. Say, who was that swell woman I saw coming out of youc office this afternoon? I at Mr. Horn- brook's." Droom hesitated a moment He seem- ed to be carefully weighing everything hesaid. "J" suspect it was young Bansemer'i he said. "Mn, David Gable was there this afternoon about 3." laughed Eddie. "Does she need a "Mr. Bansemer transacted business for her some time ago. JL-very small matter, if I remember correctly. Here, listen to this. Now, here's a little ind- dent I found this evening that Interest! me immensely. It proves to my mind one ot two points I hold in regard to Marshal Ney. Listen." 'And he read at length from Ms book, a dry sepulchral monotone that grated on the ear until it .became almost unendurable, The little clock on the mantelpiece Droom. quickly (007 the rcoui. "Mr. Droom? No answer, sir. here." The boy. snow covered, a letter from bis pocket and tended It u> Dineom. "When demanded the old clerk, the paper rattling u "I dont know. I'm tnm said the boy, with proper pudence. Ue took one look at face as the man handed the to him and then hurried far less Impudent at heart ttttn had been. Droom recognized the handwritlaf on the envelope ai It was thft fint.time.hjg employer communicated with him In tail ner. He tore open the tad anxiously the brief got to go to the MM, surprise still lingering In "It's Important tinslnaas a tton an em client" "Gee! Its tough to turn oat tfcta kind of a night I'm toiajr yoor way, Mr. Droom. on. m tbe ear down with you." won't be ready tor some tiajtt yet" "Oh, well, I'll say good Eddie Deever departed, ctrackUor himself as be made his way to tks> building, determined to what he could of this mons. But Droom was too crafty, inert letter had asked him te come Hector's restaurant and not to building. The command wm peratiTe. Bansemer had been... tlat evening at the home of David clanged. 10 before they laid aadde poleon and began to talk aboot thing that interested Eddie Deever far -more than all Droom him- self and such of his as be _ cared to .relate. The old man told stories about the dark sides of Now York life, tales of murder, thievery, and low, and he told them 'with bloodcurdling the Walker wife murder, the inside' facts of the De Pugh divorce scandal, the Harvey family's food for the dime novel Eddie reveled In these recitals even while shuddered at the way in which the old man gave them. "Ah, this Is a tricked old woddT said. Droom, refilling his pipe his teeth as he puffed. why I have those of the Ma- donna on the keep me from forgetting that there are beautiful things in the world in spite of ugliness and hypocrisy. I hawwart He stopped short and UftaMd la- tently. The sounds of oa the stales outside came to Us dumped upward, for a moment down the iitUe ball and then approached Droorn's doorway. Host and guest looked at the clock instinc- tively. Eddie heard Droom's breath it came faster between puffs at pipe. Then .there was a rebounding rap at the panel of the door. Eddfe Deever never forgot the" look that over the -old man's took of wonder, It paaecd In anjnstant, and he arose un- steadily, undecidedly, to admit the caller. His long frame seemed like a reed as he stood cautious- ly the bolted door; and called oat: was the muffled re- sponse. Droom hesitated a moment, looking first at Eddie and then toward the window. Slowly be unbolted the door. A small A. D. T. boy stood be-j CHAPTER XII. OLLOW.LNG close upon Mrs. Cable's visit to his otfice in 'the afternoon, Bansemer presented him- ____self-at in the evening, "courtly-; but 'charac- teristically aggressive. Her action in bearding Mm in his den was not sur- prising, -even-..though', it might" have been considered unusual. He had been well aware for some time that she was sorely uneasy imd that it was only a question of time when she would make the expected advances. Since the announcement. of. Jane's engage- ment Bansemer bad been punctiliously considerate. And yet underneath his faultless exterior Mrs. Cable felt that she .could recognize the deadly poise 6t other intentions. :She "lived in, fear that tljey would spring upon her as if from the dark 'and would be powerless to combat them.- Something- stroager than words or even intuition told her..that James Bauseiuei" to be tutued aside by sentiment Driven at last to: the point where she felt-that she must know his intentions, she boldly ventured into his cousulta- tion room, a trembling but determined "You are wauled tit telephone, Mri. Shall 1 you will Flushing to the of her uuir, the uilstretw of the house selt mid left the room.. Icuued back in his chair-and smiled. She returued a few minutes later with a fluttering apology. "What a terrible nlgbt it must be for those poor she said. "I re- nifinber whiit it meant to be a railroad lineuuin-iu the west years ago. The blizwirds ouf there are a great, deat more severe than those we have here, Mr. Bansemer Just thtjik of the poor fellows who, are ivpalrinj: the HUM to- nlfht Doesn't it seem _ "it Indeed. yet I dare say you've been scoliliug ttioin bitterly all evening. Cue .seldom thinks, it worth while to be merciful when the tele- phone refuses to obey. It's only a true philanthropist who can forgive the-'tel- ephone'..-However. 1 ani grateful toth'tr blizzard and happy. Fair .weather would have deprived me of ple.nsare." "I am sorry. Mr. Cable is not at she ssid quickly. "I doubt if I shnll iniss him said he. "He expects to leave early. He Isn't she hastened'to .say-. "Don't you want to "A cigarette if you don't mincL By the way, where is my future daughter- iu-law? Surely I may see her tonight" "She is at the with Fern- mores. Graydon is one of the party. Didn't you she asked sud- denly. "L do remember it now. He left the apartment quite early. Then I have Fermnore to thank are alone." He leaned fonvard in his chair and flicked the cigarette ashes -into his black looking into hers .with intent ness. "You" assured me. today that you. would be she said, with strange! calmness, meeting his gaze unflinch- ingly. "I am fair..; What more can you with a light laugh. "Why did you say today that I had nothing to .-'-fear from she de- manded- "Yon have nothing to fear. Why j should you fear me? For twenty years j your face has not been out of my j .'memory.. Why should .to hart you, should I not rejoice in the -tie that binds ouri iaterests-rour 'lives, for that matter? Come, I-ask if. lam Her face became.pale, her beart'cold-: She understood. The mask was off. He veiled bis threat in the simplest words possible.; The purpose .looked through with greedy disdain for grace-; "r can offer no more than I offered gbe said. "Do you" suppose I would accept money In payment for my son's peace of declared Bansemer, with finely assumed scorn; "You offered me You will never know how that hurt-me, ;coming from you. Mon- ey? is money to an affair like this? I .care more for one tender touch of your fingers than all the mon- ey in the world! alone can Arnold every impulse'-In-me. For half iny-life I -'have) been hated. ;No one has given me a grain of love. I News Of the District A.L. BARRHILL BurrhiU. Feb. Our new school- house going up fast now. School furniture is all hero and as soon as the house is '--Ttady It will be put in use. _ ,_. _..-. _'. 7.-.- Our Mr. Win-tori, re- ceived the news last Tuesday by a telegraan from Moscow, Idaho, that; his oldest Mrs. Frank Frandsen was dead on ''the 12th- of February, It is i, hard blow for 'Mr. I Wintori. A little over two years'.' ago i I their '-oujagest daughter died here at i {BArrhill., -well boring and- digging Wholesale Liquor Merchant! is alj th? Barr-mi. They j are digging several wells now. The P.O. Btt 87 1 People have made up their minds in i earnest to see if there is any water __. l to be cot at reasonable depth. j Our postmaster, Jfr. Wintori and j.3Jrs.-'- wintorl to" Black Spring Badge last Tuesday to see their j Mrs. Qstbo. and stayed- there un- I til Thursday. Several teams have been bought here lately. Mr. EL Benningtonfield, bought two yoke of oxen from Mr. I. Barrett 50 Somebody likes the meals at SAM'S GAFE For-a great there Chow Sam Co. SHORT ORDERS AT ALL HOURS DEATH AT STIRLING Februarj- was received yesterday that Mr. Will formerly of Raymond, but: for the past few years residing in Stirling typhoic died Saturday evening with fever. He leaves aTwife and two children as well as his parents and three brothers and a sister to mourn for him. held in Stirling. The funeral will be BOW ISLAND BOW Island. Feb. last Fri- "day nfeht the "Four Hundred Club" Island, held its annual Valen- tine ball at .the parlors of the Bow Beautiful ladies in low necked and gentlemen in. even- ing suits tripped the fantastic too the strains of'sweet music until early in the morning, and all was merry as a marriage bell, no strong drinks be- Mr. J. W. Kurd, of Leeds. N.D., lias purchased ;two business lots in the centre of the: town and will at once put in a first class general store. The .Bogers-Cunningbam Lumber Company has put in complete line of builders' supplies, has builders in connection wflh the lumber'yard and for the first time in the history of this community its citizens can get at home everything that goes into a house or barn, from a. shingle nail Twelve carloads of iramigrants due here from Dakota Knowledge Is Power! Find the dealer who handles Progress Brand' the "Progress Brand" label firmly in you have the knowledge of where and what to buy, that is a power to save dollars and bring lasting sa.tisf action. Sold and Guaranteed by McGUIRE very pleasant evening was spent. Mrs. E. Duwson made a business trip to Calgary this week. ifr. and Mrs. Key. Standerwick took their from Nanton! on last evening's train. Yesterday the home" boys were de- feated by the 'aggregation of stick whirlers which came down from, the Indian school at Okotoks. "The score was seven to two. Ferris made a trip to Edmonton Ferris accompanied him. NANTQN Alta.v and Mrs. Fred Ekiss .returned from Illi- nois and other eastern parts, where they have spent the winter... A. reception was given Friday even- ing last in St; Andrews hall: in hon- of Mr. A. Atwood. .-A B6WVILLE BowviUe, Alta., Feb. __ ___ "DriveV has been on list lor a few weeks but at last" report is up and about. Lyon Burns has-been cpnfined to his bed with, the. measles, but ia get- ting better at present writing. A. 0. Twedt is building a house for Mr. Wright on Sec. 18 -13-21. Some of the young folks enjoyed a pleasant .evening at- Mr. last Thursday. Keynold's Mr. Herman Salberv js helping-- Mr. Clark in the harness shop. We can again hear thfe merry hum ding-dong of Mr. Snyder's hammer on the, anvil. He has been under the weather for a couple of weeks, but is up and started work again. Garktt Buiiess Ctfef e, SUM fed Teaches the touch system ,6f typewriting. 25 sttirt dents were enrolled during the first month this school; held its sessions here. Br-i pert instruction in biisiv ness subjecW hand- Both evening ami day sessions. Call or for particulars to Schmidt; Prin. has sold has shop to Nevi Sorenaen. Mr. Paulson will hereafter apply! all his- time to the machinery buaineas. We understand he will handle bug- gies and hardware as a aide line. v We understand Mr. and Mrs. Plin- ey Pederson will move to Lefchbridge in the joear v A. finished Shem Lowell's- house Thursday, It has been whis- pered around that Mr. !Loweil will quit batching in. the near future. There "'will be quite a few good sized dwellings built around here this spng. build M. M. Paulson, pionerr blacksmith one J8x26-U ft. posts. Mr. Williams intends to Mr. Wyman will build ALBERTA TO "HELLO" TO BRITISH COLUMBIA EXTENSION OF KOOTENAY OO. LINES AND THE ALBERTA SYS- TEMS WILL, BRING PROVINCES _-.- CLOSE R TOGETH E R creature riuirei'ed with chill despite the furs that foiled the must have It For years you have not wintry winds Elias Droora passed her j been out of niy have not-been on into Uic prhate room, with a polite put of yours." grin tbzit set her teeih on edge, left the buildinj: fifteen ruintites later, nursing u forlorn hope tint -lames Bniifcpuier meant no evil after all. .Without told him plainly that shf came to leam the prti-ise nature of his attitudi toward herself and the girl. Bansemer's re- sentment appeared too to have been simulated. He was almost harsh in his response to Liie inference. In the she cried angrily. no right to say-such things to Special to the Herald) -Feb. 21. head office' of 'the" Kootenay Tel- ephone Lines- litd. Cranbrook, B; C., with local exchang- es in South -Eastern British Colura- njc. You have been in my mind all bia. these years, but, I have hated Like 3 flash changed. He had her in his power, and it was not In ,to permit his sub-_ jects to him- Craft and co- ercion always had., been his ally. Craft could y.-in a wjomatfs heart, but end, however he was a little less than 1 coercion might crush, it into subinis- teuder in his eftorts to convince her-[ on It was not like James Banse- yono. that she had cruelly him, She went away with a chill in her heart dislodged, but not dissolved. "When he askefj if she and Mr. Cable would at home that night for a game of cards she felt obliged urge him to come. Ft was uof until she was ID too carriage bclorc that she'remem- bered dwt David Cable was Jo attend a big banquet at the Auditorium that nigbr and that Mane would lie at the theater.-with friends. Buusemer smiled serenely as" he es- corted, her the will not permit anything to jiappen ivhich might bnug misery to the two beings so dear be assured her nt Sliortty after 8 he entered the Cable: He bad jroue lo Chicago avenue beforehand "to send a. telegram east From the corner of Clark street be walked across town to ward "the lake, facing the bitter gale with poor grace! In Washington place he passed two men going from their cab into the Un- ion club. He did not look at him, nor did be sec that they turned and stared after, him as his way across i'Dt-arlxjrn avenue. One of the Is almost gasped British ft Colonial Photographic Co, iri Mm ii Fhtqnptic hew I ill 2 UWnf Mock 6if Iml Are you haTinj: Photographic Call and we will help you. Our technical staff is always at yovr strrice, and any question will be cheerfully an- AD VIOC. ORATI8 Amateur TROU BLE not in our are Fin- lor MMMvirt. All 3 Bobby RIgby, the other Denis Harbert of Now York. "It-s the same said Har- "bert as they entered tbc club, ktiuw him in a mtlliou." At the" Cables" a "servant on opening announced that Mr. Cable was uot-at home. "Is at asked Mr, BiHiscmer, making no effort to find bis "Yes, responded the servant aft- er a hesitation. -Bansemer pa.ssed.through- the vestibule. if you please." He removed coat and was stand- Ing comfortably in front of: the blaz- Ing logs: :in; the .library, when she came "1 night xwas too dread- ful for ;aiiy onu to .veuture out un- she was sayiug as she gave him her hand.; "A night indoors and alone-ia a thou- sandfold more; dreadful thanone out- hi quest of good in- terrupted Bausciuor.. He drew up chairs lu front ot tbc fireplace and Jtood by waiting for "I bad forgotten that Mr. Cable was to attend a banquet at Aodltori- she uxplained nervously, confi- dent, however, that he felt she had not be. said, .v "i'bls Is tbe mer-tovplay a waiting'game after it hsd been fairly started. "Now Jisten to be said 'distinct- ly. "You cannot afford to talk >llke that You cannot afford to make an enemy of me. I mean what "What would you she cried. "You ha ve prom ised that n othing shal 1 happen to mar the lives 'of bur chil- dren. You'have given me your pledge. Is It worthless? Is "I wouldn't speak so loud If 1 were said he slowly. "The wails bare ears. 'Tou have m'uch to lose if. ears those .In the hear waat could be said. It would mean disaster. I know at least that not lore David v "What! j. worship my she cried, her eyes flashing, her bosom heaving. "I love him better than any- thing else in all How dare i you say that to "Control he cautioned calmly. "Permit me to'say you love the position he has given you. You love the pedestal on which you stand so insecurely. You would rather bear his curse than to see the band of so- cial ostracism raised against you. Wait! A word from me and not only David .Cable, but" the whole world 'Td I would turu "1 have committed- no flared back at him. "1 bavt my husband, but I have not dishon- ored him. Tell the world everytbinjr, It you will." "It would be a luscious be said, with an evil-iHiigb. -''The world, irbk b is wicked, might forge', that Jane is uot David's daughter, -buY-Da? vid would slie yours. "What do you mean V" starting from her "Slie is not my 'child. You kuow slic isn't You know tbe story, "I only know (liat you brought iier to me and Ujsit I. you a serTicc. Don't ask me in be brutnl ami say; more.'' She "'sank buck and. gju red at biro like a-helpless, grounded tbjng, the full foree of his threat rushing in upon tier. "Yon-you "OMidii t do slie This system criminally built and operated by' the .Cranbrook Elec- tric XJgnt Co. but was recently pur- chased by the, Kootena-y Telephone Lines, Ltd. The present head office is in Cranbrook. The officers are as follows: J. H. King, AT. D., M. L. A., Pre- .sident. James Rvan, Esq Vice Pres. .V. B, E. Beattie, A. Leitch, Board of Directors. I. Harrison, secretary. Maurice Quain, "superintendent." capitalized at 000.00 arid have about five hundred telephones in operation and 216 miles of Ipnsr distance linos operating at the "They propose building a copper met- allic circuit composed of two No. 10 hard -drawn. tending -from copper- wires, the7 boundary be- tween B. C. and Alberta at Crow's Nest, to the boundary line between B. C. and Idaho, at a point near Port Hill and there con- nectinir with a IT. S. Telephone Com- --nv operating from- Port irni to Spokane where connection, ia obtained with Nelson, Rossland, axid all points in the- boundary district of B. C, This K. T. L. metallic circuit will tap all important towns. in East Koo tenay such, as Crow's Nest, Ifichel, Hosmer. Fernie, Morrissey, Elko, Jaf fray. Wardner, Port ISteele, Craa- brpok.jWattsburg, Yakr Kitchener, Creston and Kootenay Landing. ..Jrom Creston the proposed exten- tipn will fro soutli to Port Hill, tfeuce" connecinujr Spokane and From Cranbrook. a line now runs north -Tin to Sullivan North Star mines- at Kimberley, also to' Marys- ville. the smelter town. Fort Steele there is now a "whicn it is proposed to extend- along1 the Kootenay ri VBK: -Windermere and there to con- nect with the Dominion, Telephone line already built from Windermere to Golden, on the main line of the C.PJEl, Fromr EIko the K. T.' L.. now 'ex- tends to 'Waldo Blkmottth and _all important points in that, rich lumber district. It is proposed: to expand this'branch south to Gateway On the Montana boundary there to connect with all telephone lines operating in When the crovecnmeat ex- tend their lines from Colenaan. to the-K. T. L. will be the connecting link between the iar-ex- tremities of Alberta and the side of the Rockies. Thev correspondent is, indebted 1 much of the an old time telephone man, had fourteen-years experiencer with the Bell Telephone Co.'at "Ottawa, -where he began, as -apprentice and worked up'to He came to Crantirodk district eleven years ago. So the K. T-'L. linen are jn-charge .of an_ experienced telephone man. "I could, but i don't see why t he sin-inking liiUire. "You it isn't triio." fklntly. "I only know I am tryjog to you from calamity.'" "Oh, what a beast you she cried; springing tocher feet, "Got i the bmiqiiet 1 was oot lu-1 defy you! Only "1 to teliftphfuio lo you to ro me tomorrow nlgti t TUe stprni pluyed v JWTOC; the impossible to With my A 'servant red la (be door- I Do nrd soy what you will! He rose calmly, en (To PUN SHtWING LINES or EAST KOOTENAY B.C. WILT 5HOWNIKFUU. ;