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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 27, 1915, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIX THE L E T H B 1? I D G E DAILY HERALD SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 181B John Fleming Wilson By special arrangement per, a photo-drumu ti iiptiilmonis of "Tho Master Key. now be seen at Iho ihc.iujr, urriLiiKCincnl nioilr- vir'i llu> i-nlv Film tmly in "The M week, lull also to turct lllusiriiiiiiv- theater. NINTH INSTALMENT ,UHi izolil utr h-.'i'. L-uu-o Ilia partner. Wilkinson, wli UioUfTlii hf hail Killed Ir. the t mint- bai-k ami .1 share Ami. Is soukins poUl f uf .1 woTii.ni. John Dorr, ill. was loi'l, is also tl) I-11 which Thomas (ialion took willi him to hiy pravc. uriy co ___Ruth hi> to encase an l.i i-ikc ihrm lo Hev-riy Hil recommit "ny Mvervil a resioraiue for slums red nc As iht-y stoori there, and also fot off iraln, piill uissirsed. and were hurrying tiway when Wilkerson ooserved Ruth i.nd called Jwn'e aiie; mi :is: Kir. Mie Then she- In a low "So iu: ihe P. e can htcp JJi C-'UL ou: Wilkerson iT: of it." Mrs Darnell phook iy he has to WCEU i armers on hi? Icij-c- h-ad ytujr nervesi him. They tan's: being- wiii- -IH If llu-y hud not Hoard him. J" a doxon or mnlconlonts. halt drunk, n lower lorn, hi> rein'iilcd It: "1 inn Iho undor llig leailonHilp of TubUa, who owner of tho Muslor Key mlno ami nil WHK wholly drunk, and on thu Uiiil with It." liUlthitf lo Wllkcrflon wore a i Ho held op tho papem, nnd Dill of MoxlcaiiM. TuWM laakoil nt Ilium irrnvoly "U lookn aH It they irioii it to ninh nodded IH8 head, much us lo any Um i-iinip." Door unlil. Lhuiiffhlfully. flu lie linil liisiwcU'd them nnd could vom-h to ami himself anil Lverci, for their iiiilhc-ntlclly. SUll "0 sound, followed Kiilt. from Ih'u miners. Thorc is IL qiiLillly In tho slloiu-e of Iho crowd of earned men that Is nr--ro question I up Ihnu who had worked mid tolled Tor old Tom Gallon, who liiul b'.-en rtc1- ci'lvetl mul .who hiul hnil tholr loyiihy in now ilo- d, ihinuffh Ihclr liniu'rloun -41- luu WilluTSdii iipL'ii up Ills mind -Ycu'U bollor say somw moro qulcU- wiirnod Drake, In a low lo'no. And roinpk'icly bewilderod. scl tho tnalrli to the poivjer. lln stepped jorwurd with :IK Ji look as he could n.KHUiiu> and cried: "Xow tell mo wluit wilh the air .f rnirc and ilUiipiKiliUinenl. tunnel n minim's later Hurry Wl'.ker- within the cabin; with a shnklnj; hand lie pi.urod himself out a. of Tut'l'S1 ivlilsky. hud iiromlsed thc miners pay, steady ivorU, full ;iin! food. HP must imiku fc'oiul, i-.ml lie did not know Tom Knno v I owed this action on the pnmioli'r'H luirt ivllh extreme dln- favor. "You might not a pcrfoally (juoil ml he csposLiilalod. "You don't know 'cm Our fallows ni'un'l nil ilrnHsed up. you know, fioma of Ihi'iii haven't clean handkerchiefs and you inuko a mlatultc wltli thai tho.ro tun.11 1 Kvcrcti aurjunlod nnd auraed llulli. "In that way you follm "I1 m solus to talk to tho boys Don- He Icli Iho bungalow and trudo off down thc hill, followed by lui couk. The ovcnts of Llio next few moments lanio thick and fast. Boforo Dorr hart veil HUH'ted on Ills explanation that Wilkerson liad no claim on thu mlno ther-s wan n sun fired up 'by Ihe mine Ih. IEIIH! that tho tire making Kane alioutod. Look out for dynamite In the ahfti't, 110 John! Without a word further Eorr leaped down from the porch of tho cook sluuily iuid slnrtrc! tip the hill, fol- lowed' by a dozcu faithful tly the liquor steadied him, oilier shola were 'Ircd. ap.pparpd al Ihe tunnel mouth and Ihi'n vanished Inside. John BpranB upon thc Iresllo iind rushed after him, Inalantly a 'band of Mexicans mt- toriallzed way down ihe hill, ftrod H few shots mid retreated. Join1 paid PIT; :ind he lurried to Tubbs. who lo himself omptilj-, as 1C over soinu invisible t-onu'dy I lull WILE ueliih' ylayrd before drunken eyes. he nuid. nliarply, "you must find nil I u'liu.1 intiii wo cnri trust. nothiiiB, bin net all the Information no" nueiHion io Lhem but kept on. you ciin. I'll make il worth thc while wlthill tunnel he aiw of men who'll stick by me." Ihe engineer chuckled falu- "Tlicy'll all Btlck by 1m t'i'iy. "s'loiitf as yf. 'cm like O fa in I e'- f light ahead of him. Ho understood Uia.1 KILHB was rlffM. was jilavliig a desperate enmc in blowili? u-.> Che uliaft and then ine Vim y.re i-.now ar.ythinir about uu .vow li-jrry and He soon camp b.i-'k ihev had ordered the car ro -loverly Hills. Jean stood in (ieop thought, a mo- mcn: and said decisively, "V-'e :ove plenty io do. know where .hey will be and EsLelle ran keep us________ _ informed. The place for io go is 10 i. quiet, comfortable liotel. 1 refuse io prect.v live in holes any jolir After soiiie Wilkerson round preied i the address at :i hiiiel ibai seemed r '-------3 -1 answer ihelr requirenieniE and the; nere soon on their way tbilber 1 iaxi. Wiiliin had installed a comfona h room nt-ar by. lion o: their "There is 6.ny lonser." be we can pu Mrs. "Yes. and ail tome in wiib -will they il ditlerent. p rooms r 'He had a make-up; i n.iru; i-.r.a both v.-ere soon ao'.vn iu n h Darnell's rouuis. T-iIs onued, Jean iouk ouL papers and an horr going over ihem '--arc-fuliy. Wilkerswn smoSdd nervous- Iv, -j :t did nor interrupt her When ,c ar.UIe "Those sre John, tinilinp. monocle." "Does he .-ef- Kane, wilh apparent or.co he was nsar-sighted. icr io him P. while agD anJ hi diiJ see -tie." Oddly Ruth blushed Sir Donald had Seen iijid thai Hir Donald had been in Ihe slight- tst offensive. He had merely silently uno IMII f-ver I testified by respecliu] (fiances his i didn't ot the arrh a; oi" very In ,lhc i.-nsiiliiff allowing- U'llltcraon'B lace flushed ;in mviy red. Lo loot uudl.itiirliod. He He conti-olled hliiiFeir. and proity soon asscrt WHcn was over that he had i had Tubbs .sufficiently sober io under- ;o Hjrht Lhem Island lie was lo do. which wns, wag overpowered brlelly. Ui plcic out the his own j A feft. yHnjs further on !A dark flRurc rushed by him towards the open air. But the IHtle glow of liifht rnmalned For a moment Don Tlion htt luaped forward .nd beRiin trying Lo extinguish stamp and make them small onrncfi of future beuirllis. In the shape of a little money ai prcBcnt. Thu iie.it mornlns Drake in up odds and oncls of I roman. j it makes me the o Dorr the Mush and inter- Mri.-ster Key mine. Jej.ii' 'shtly. He, too. had ob- i charpe I'll us both .lie EnpliJhmiin'? siuliltn inter- ihe lovely girl r'nr the firsc ylir.ink bao'K ai the time he felt a sharp twinge "I'm jr.si here lo charge ihe: porarlly." Drake wen: on hasiily. not tliu tone of the man's voice. The other man look this information, i and after dlgL-siinp said, "Guiiijj io UPC sniuiiin'.-ji with llie silua- lion was ihe evasive reply- "I'll or an emergency.' "But who will lake dial ge Who will ro to ihe The broker laughed at Jilni. "Not you! You'd be in a fighl in three minutes, specially if Wilherson turned up. Torn Kane IB our man." He turn- ed on the old man abruptly. "Will you busied him- Ihe mine and get- JJB had aimO3f succeeded when a He aB-.bunot whizzed by him, then a lapattercd on the rock overhead, Hs sones, showed what little money he turilPd and fired blindly in the dlrec- had, as If ijarclosHly, and secretly marked the men wliom he would get rid of at Ihe first opportunity. JDUfiliieas, While he jsalf In goliifr over ling- ihc sangs ro nied an nir of if the shots and resumed hla tank. 'Hie was rfiort. But he "ls succeeded in extinguishing It and black list Included three-quarters buck. He met d fuBltadv of the workmen and all the old-timers. It was lale In tlie afternoon whei Ibiillcta. Hs dashed to wnrda suddenly her fears. So ihey Ihfir real selves and arry breakfast in lira. ,ody. hlch he handed out wiili an air of doing a service ro lie could not see. Sir Donald looked ai the n queer matches, no; knnwing- ihe pern- iiariiiet of the western sujpjnir F.rtirlc. fiience and in spite of himseif. Kane had ii him to imll oJf tine of I'le the message: matches and strike It. When. Sir Don-1 "Charles Drake, San Franci-co. couldn't fln.ir.ct; iln'i worry about Dorr." .-s. ronwlnud in iliouBlnliil mouniflin flir not by a cold brcaktiat. -id ihen agrEL-a Tho next morning did not with Jean Darnell, com led-. His head uchcd from ihe fumes menced lo fcbb hud employed.; Uill Tubbf whisky, and ihe chill or EVcry art ot she was mlairesa tp persuade him ihnr he inusi inslontly Drake's telegram. And w'nen und he 'hurried hal ha knew to be n dangerous se- ''cession. Inalr-nlly the old cook locked iaiidilen ibout to win, when John, by and deeperftlo jnm And before the hla face, called him names of pec virulence, nnd offered lo flght iiln nuine." "Certainly." she mockingly. "Well, what's the mauer, "Tiicy merely assure tne property lo Thomss Gallon and hla hairs and aa- "Of course he muttered. "And when you found Tom Gallon at las: and hart him ready TCI do anj-- Thine you wanted just as the prioc your silence, I suppose it dldn'c occur TO you to have him deed the Master Key mine to you. did "He wouldn't have done Iti" 'he burst out furiously. "He shot me once. He would have shot me again to save ihe mine for ihe girl." "Tueii JiH-t gouil are Gradually he perceived thf- drift of her speech. He looked at her ror a. moment dumbly, as if for instruction. Buc she wag ruthless. Ho must pro pose ihe crime She handed him the He stare-1 a> thtm and then g'ancrd across at Je. cursed. undei his She had always been r.-aiting: Wnitins 'or lilm to break the lawf to auffer that had been his downfall. But thb speli it had ivorkefl before. The mail loved ber from the dark depths of-his heart. Once more he yielded io "I'm---------------- How it happened only Sir Donald could'have icld, but within three mtn- a_s exchansinc remarks about the scenery ivit-h them aJl. "And there's an awful jolly hit juat over i.V other he eaid io Ruth. The ice vis fcrclcsr.. and Ruth promptly accepted the implied invita.-_____ tion to see. this spwlaily lovely scene, I.Q the mine. end 'Sir Donald led ihe way talking; During ihe drive he hnd occasion with her. After an instant's nesiic.- j lion, John and Kane followed. I The acquaintance thus made TV.IS destined to have a great bc-artnj; on the lives of both Ruth and John. It had ripened into a genuine liking on Rullfa "C Drake did not hesitate when lie re- "What are you gi cAii-pri" lelegram. San j ihe demcind. hp fell tras no place for! rep'.iad Drake, writing rapid- to ihs pnliL'e and 1 ly. )le showeti them the messago: hart inlimn-ed that his actions i "Harry Wilkeraen, Loa Ca.: were beiu- w "rivai ihcr pr iiiciied. he took Lhe Silent Valley on ar- ocured z. n? and drove "Come to mine bre ng once. Trouble is 'DtJAKE." M, It note that the road dia not to have been traveled much. When came to, wo men llie bridT- Jonn Dorr had so Tnm nearl-- met rr" death he gl.inceo down "And whi ihe twisred remains of the truck Drake said, hi u-hn ci, uho motor truck, ha winced." jscenc which -ecelred Wilkeraon'llireaten the very him to meouver, cauffht him and threw ilittr clear into the air, breaking his clutch with'a terrific blow. Then he him to of the trestle and him over. Standing- srect, John drew air into his tortured lunjs and let aut tremtiiflous yell of triumph. For fhe moment he was no lonffer a product of civilization. Hft was prlmevnJ. Had alaln hlii foe. The valley echoed with his wild proclamation of su- prenmcy. Ruth Gallon neard that barbarln and shuddered. Tom Kane starwl up- ward at the figure on thc trestle ajid his open mouth seemed llplesa, for he, too shared in the moment's blood lual. t And on the rocka bolow Wllkereon's ivonliially to flgure irtlle I and darkling fad to ihe sky. be of "Tell lll i Ill pan before the dance that night and that was not LL spiraiion, lo he here tomorrow md (depended on the few days. The ni-hli" he Inalructed him. J II want j engineer had livatl in mlnlni; camps 50 men wrll .irmerl. volunteered to take old i nnd on the desert all his life, and he .-n.it there Do Drake and make the trip, j Knew _lhe potions proteStPfl feebly. in Kilcnt valley." yielding LO a audden in- L-y where ihmga ivc-re hoped thai all would be peaceful at tho t ,one. life l and ttet some grub for the c; "Therc-'s still some lucked The next morning John unl Tom met, mine? J f RuLh calkin- u-jth Sir Donald about On his arrival ha was nismayedI to 'i om Kane lookout, ap the hotel snTunds and the young m.njs.e :hal nn work was being_ The ex.cUy fee, taking It. help shelving in vnlre machinery was idle and tlie this twenty tlollai-s i swept coirhi and manner tbat he II I tie pleas-d Ihni Ruth should 1'Rve suddenly -jaili taken n'iLh a Etmngfcr. j eyr-il -itemember, .-he's only n-amed him. feellne his mood. ners luafinB about the si reels nr -i-u in T3iey .i-n -FJUL v.'hfcn lie Tom! fur T-iV-hrf maile no nor "She's nnv quesiions. Drake "DisLrlbut mountains and ihf. remor.ielesa l. What woulil do1.' ho strong enough io bundle these men who were ready Tor anything, even iu bloodshed, If aroused V gense of foar c hiitl come into the ers had i.jrn' He riteli int-.r Sftturnint: visage i a wave nf fury. He shook at the camp white hand illeiit and tremendous im- up In thc "It's nidi Wilkerson had lost hi wc didn't I oddly enunsh; a i camp a doziin Tubbs quickly. him and liim in a prpcallon. Drake rode away as fro: deatruc- her allure and did her unapoken bid- ding. 'Til have to go out and hiry sc blank he said laborlously mny.have to look up some other po! too, aboul these papers." As" he left the room Jean Dar been brought up in ihc mountains and Fnllowinp Ihcir direcna 9he'a as friendly as a pup. I doiTt like i found lumGe'.f on Ilia porch the way the nian on buen Jo'nn Dorr's nouse. feet, and I'm used io beins looked -niil there -iinfflir.g of ne. at -n-lth Iwo eyep, but Ruth all right, jthen ihe 'loir nptntid :ind a. You muM rcmembf-r that young ijiomeil-fticcti she is. and inexperienced, she has a. i what he u anted- he food a.3 far as it will inured, ;ind II i'eii :u tlie go." saij. i passion io do Ijarm, Lo hurt. uepirny, Tubbs looked suddenly serious- "I Now.he faced Drake and arro- yoi, b-Mier leave that lo me." bald u low voice. "I kntnv where it ijrsinfl Lhp. "luck that had wm Uic -power of such a man. Dynamile In response! Lo KaheVme.i.ifise, John Dorr Rtltli Gallon, and. Everett, left Heverly Hills for Silcnl Vallry The of what had slyly. !Ir- knocked! y b' him do Ihc niuSi good." He What is lo Be winked and handed .them ,tht forgnd dei M tar. Lime. .Tf.'lin Dorr, Everett and (Tubba. 3m liiine spending hours I -Those mean that I'm legally kvhat was lo be dona to I OWIier Of the .Master Key good lot oT common sense." Drake produced Wilkers lookOQ after him, lazy triumph In her eyes. Fhe said languidly, "you may dress my hair; I shall go to a iiiatlnee .tbis'afternoon. If Mr. Wilher- Bon cornea, tell him I am engaged liil loriiifht." Ruth Makes a. New Acquaintance at 'Beverly Hills waB a welcome Change. -'to Ruth after tJis strenuous days .that litid passed since she left The very the r-Maater Key mine. that" she arrived she in ing put' with Jolin Dorr and Tom on walk- Kaiie, who were CM re fill not' lo refer to subjects that miphi disturb her re- turning' pra.ce of mind. There w-ere not many at the hotel and- the moat prominent" figure amonj Ihe-ffiiests was .a tall, carefully dressed Englishman, typically the. tourist that the1 old cooi: insisted on laenll- fyln's him on the repigier. "1 ain't Been many.'of tne.new. Irinda he nnd reiif-f- i tjyn .u ..__ he said. Come iess n i wocid thi bin shnn-fl thai i irr.rr-r.tly But DrjiUc The wish -jras fulfilled that afternoon was nbi sifier his I'm? trip when Georse Everett turned up and'and shared a. drink with his noai- A Wfis warmly ?rect'.-d r-y noth Kane and i fhiv wordy aervnd to put Hit EHUJ.IIOH 'T suppose it's foolish of instantly ihe riT-, answered: "but I'm to activity.; Conn; in. this dawdling about doesn't in :iml hr.vc a drink. ts :me. and that makes me generally rros- I and unreasonable, if J only know wha ell j WMkcraon was doing-; n Everett would ilic Key to Ruth. Tom em over l.hn exact sllua- iliie anrl ngserled thai, un- auraK v.-ere taken not be actual dUiresa but only comel1' of Bill Tubbs had a i out in 1 jout regard to ilu- Dorr After a feu P. a Hi. "You ran see she's all right.'' 'John answered quietly, pointing to her as .she fame up thn stops Donald. Both Rulh was delightfully flushed. ovnr end shook hkmls wltJi Eve-: ht-y inli) hu.if Ilynamil stuff around .efni-e him. v.-orlh u! maci ain't no money tn pay l.'ifi non the clostd. rook shanty mine left, you nmnlMZ, Wlllicraon Is tiwuy. Dfirr j -j turned up "i'ou of the worst ones ang with said grimly. at any lime lake m do a little (lyna.mil- is mighty dmifjeruiifl ed. announ Thc ens Ho hakiii ihe les'iil I the name. er peered at them dully. mumbled over nume attitude of sulky waiting and thronged about Iheir mistress, cheerint- and tfinkln? hands. When they had gone Intn the bij; house Kane arrived, apron and all to report on Iho situation. "It's come to a showdown." he re- marked "Wilkerson han several at the beginning, saw tlie -.vorlhlesn fellows rases at the beginning, saw me -.voriniesH here and Thoa Gallon and Harry Of half-hrctds In the hills. He displayed. He Knows I have lhat money o_[ youra was imprpeeecl. Ho did nul undcrsiarid promised It Io [he purport of ine papers, lit- did un- a they help him. Y dprsland tiial Wilkerson was smiling with the insolence of triumph achiev- id. He grinned slowly and passed tlie lit: 'liis skirls clcai 'say lhat il was thai way. a mul by dollars'; paperg back. eti shyly and I'ncn introduced her com- panion. Sir Donald make a few pleasant remarks and [hen excused His quick senses told him that Kverett had come on business and Ihnt hft woulil tie 6ns too many. dont' know thai 1 have an> liiinfj new and startling to told Ruth, in answer to her "I know a dozen where 1 raise (he money lo Finance your mine, but we must have the doeda. papers innls sarb, and promisee! and I'n -1-- 'on ihc ll.-l whii msshiy slad to a there ivouldn'i be any ____ I's-erelt al lasl. "Not ___ _ money hi having the papers I can't put Ihis deal jii.il kind ot silting j ihroush lY.r. wuy I want to eventually. Ih': pot mti3t be done on the added Kane Hhm with Ihcat, best and I can't wore nardiy ou; llierf. was ihe nc norcli and Tirbbs fcllowp. i "in -ihc do nny j tliarshl; Ei'erctl assented with all of liis chfjerfulneas. "Now. I'i fashk rfs ihtj imiled you riplil 'C John here five Ici'luy fur Hie Ma housiuid dollars Kty mine. "I gue.ia that'll fix "cm" he eaid huiiklly. "I guess it was the rejoiner. Tubbs seemed thoughtful, glancing "How soon docs all I his happen? 'drawled John. TT I Knne glanced at him curiously. He 'understood that waining not ln frlshten Ruth 1 reckon Jur-l O and sfion from nt on nirlly, 'Oh, of Wllkeraon l that boitle and pet things the belter.' Wilkerson licked hlB dry lip." battle was on. He broke the hy saylnff gruffly: "C-a.ll 'cm up smoothlnp things over. The But when Rulli had (jour lence'own rooms Ihc conk wasted i words Bill: 'AVI'. 111 f u Ihe do '.U> l lie; ilicre shook his head. "That r-it fir.ed his keen eyes 'Any reason why I Khouldn't loan 'iiionny f. Miss Jluth (Jallon's inanaRer hlK Kuanlian? Any reason why you, ili-uukenly. "Thai's what-J the j after Iior intereats, should rc- as lit woni to thn j fuse help in fixing up her affairs'" their children peered out was In the air. you've Eot lo net arrtl net quick." on'lio told und EvereU- re-, the time r.jr Tonight may do _..........._ in--tho business. Mr ihiific Mexicans arc .Iippareii from doorways. jmpallenl. Rempmber that Wilkerson Jozen piaces iu response has :hc keys io powder houao and 'has all'kinds uf chance to lay "l- Nothing lonlh Tiibhs went on the porch and his honrse lonrs sounded through the llllle vullny. iau't Istantlv men Icttine from a d him. to that cull. And urumcn ciuichlnn whal ADVANCE INTO GERMAN AFRICA Capetown, South Africa, Feb. 27. The forces of tlie TJnlon ot Soyth Af- rica occupied Ganrfj, iu German Bouth- veat Africa on Tuesday. 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