Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 11, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
LETHBRIDQE, ALBERTA., FRIDAY, JUNE II, Richard the Brazen Serial Story By C Townscnd Brady and Edward Pcple band, but I tell you once for all that 1 shall not pay you unless you sur- render all the letters to this child." "I haven't got any tbe bur- glar answered sullenly. "And, what's unore, He paused at tbe sound of a cat call from without and began 'fumbling in his pockets. here .you he exclaimed In well feigned astonishment-, producing the missing letters. "I didn't know I had 'em, I I didn't Take 'em, my dear. up and we'll call It quits." i you won't publish the quavered Miss Imogene as i though terrified at the sound of her ;own whispers. I said the man; "I give you my word as a with a singular misapprehension, of the meaning of the i term. "Hurry with the dough. It'i getting late." Assured that the letters completed Miss Imogene's indiscreet list, Miss Harriet tossed a roll of bills' in the i-circle of light which was made by the lantern. "Tou would better go she said i -In a tone of disgust which she made imo attempt to disguise. "I will close the -window after you." The man counted the money burried- iy. slipped it into his vest pocket and closed tbe slide of the lantern. "Thank be murmured, with a i most elaborate bow. "I'm much oblig- to both of you. Rich people like jou -won't ever miss a little sum like I this, and it will make me remember i jou for many a day. even -without the recollection of your pretty faces. You've been square by me, and Fll be by you. And now one kiss all Around, and we'll say good night." "You breathed Harriet, furious to her finger tip's. "Go In- stantly or I will call for help." "Ob, no, you won't, my laughed the man. "I'll bet you've 3dssed uglier men than me before, and I'm going to take yoc down a peg. 'You holler once and I'll shoot the man that comes to help you." Miss Renwyck, with the limp and whimpering Imogene clinging to her waist, moved slowly around the bil- liard table, while the burglar watched ier, breathing hard and following with a catlike tread. He had taken per- haps six steps, and his back was now turned toward the door which led Into tbe hall. Suddenly he felt a savage ;grip about his neck aud found himself with outflung anus, his mouth and iiose smashed flat against the table, while a tiny ring of cold steel was pushed behind his ear. "Steady, you hound, or I'll give you shot that you never saw in bil- The tone was low. but masterful, and Mr. Jack Bibbs was far too prudent a .gentleman to jeopard his health by futile disobedience. Therefore ne made no Immediate attempt to move. On Harriet's brain, even in that instant, flashed a vivid, in- atstent memory. Again she was perch- ed on the quivering broncho's back, pressed onward in a reeling, dizzy pool of death, while In her ears rang words of sweet encouragement. And as then she bad exercised her force of will, so now she saved herself once W, P. Roy ed the Texan softly. "You have a oaa eye. my friend: but, after all, I'm rather glad to know you. Miss Ren- wyck. do you think you could find mi a rope or a piece of good, strong "Oh. what is he going to Miss Imogene began to whimper. "Oh, please. Lord Croyland. won't you lei him go? He's my friend. We lee him hi the library window, and If you tie him up everybody will know all aboul i It Ob. oh. I Once more sharp symptoms of hys- i terlcs threatened to develop, and Miss I Harriet's most persuasive powers i taxed to avert an alarming outbreak, j j "Hush, dear, she whispered j soothiagly, then turned to Richard. I j "Lord she said, "there an j 'circumstances connected with this j j strange affair which prevent me from i explaining fully. Tomorrow, when Imo- j i gene and I are less nervous, perhaps j we can make you acquainted, with the j reasons. For the present I beg you to let this man go quietly. We "have nothing more to fear from him." Richard hesitated, glancing from Miss Harriet to tbe prisoner. "Of course. Miss he an- swered regretfully. "I must bow to your judgment, though in my opinion you would better allow me to turn this fellow over to the police. I imagine they would be inordinately glad to sei him. as you like. There Is one more little matter, however, which I must insist upon." He turned to tht prisoner. "This young lady." he said, quietly pointing to Miss Imogene, "has paid you a somewhat exorbitant price for her own rightful property. Oblige me by returning the amount." "Oh, no, no; let him keep begged the victim, but Richard was obdurate upon this point. Mr. Roderick Fitzgeorge, having ac- complished the real object of his vis- it, was glad to be released at any price, especially as the disposal of the4! 9 letters was merely a device for enter- ing the house and holding the ladies j his confederate rifled the safe. Without more, ado be took the money j from his pocket tossed it upon the I billiard table and turned to the library a OCT. i "One moment." Richard demanded. "Miss Renwyck. turn this light upon j him, please. Thank you. Now on me. I -want this gentleman to know me if i we chance to meet After a moment's silent scrutiny the j Tezau spoke in a stern but level voice: j "My friend, I am forced to let you go this time, though sadly against my inclination. You owe your release to tbe kindness of the ladies. The nest, time the affair will be mine.. If you i ever molest them again in any way I'll settle with you In a way we maka use of in Texas. Tou understand? j You are marked, my friend. I'd know your bad eye in Jericho. and I'd follow you there, too, for tbe pleasure of wringing your neck. Now apologize to these ladles, then In Richard's present tone there was no suspicion of an English drawl, and Harriet marked It joyously, though half unconsciously, for the strain of fear and anxiety was now beginning to tell upon her nerves. Miss Imogene was ready for complete collapse, and tht two stood trembling In each other's j arms. i Headquarters for ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES OFFICE: Room 3, Ott Block Phone 180 OUR LETTER BOX. WE SELL Overalls Now. They're good ones, and we sell them Cheap F. The Sboeman Beside Bentlev's General Teaming j When you want your yard cleaned up, when you want your garden plowed, if you want some first-class manure for garden purposes, better see me, or phone 201. I can sup- ply your wants. WM. TAYLOR I Get our T 'em over, Lmoaene, my fn continued. by clapping her hand over the neuch fair Imogene. This time It was muscle combined with common and a healthy shriek was throt- tled in its Infancy. Richard released his grip on the nape of his prisoner's neck, "Stand he ordered, and the man obeyed. "Hands up too! Ah, thank you! Perhaps you also have a fun. Allow me to relieve you of Its weight" He ran his free haad the person of Mr. Fitzgeorge and se- j Cured a short, ugly looking pistol and a pair of brass knuckles, both of which i he promptly pocketed. he chuckled. "And now, Miss Renwyck, I will you please be good enough to j throw some light upon this gentlt- whispered Harriet; "I think I etn explain i "No, the Texan interrupted- "I i don't mean words. I refer to the bulls- eye lamp. Just turn it on him, please, i and we'll look him over." i j Miss Harriet compiled. The light j j realed the countenance of Roderick I Fitzgeorge, Jack Bibbs, i twenty other names which have 'ao bearing on this ceinedy. His clear cut i but dissipated features ;and sullen In his against the wo I ven whom he thought had laid a trap him. "My. what a prize obserj; Tbe burglar mumbled a stumbling apology, then passed Into the library through the door which Richard open- j ed for his exit He lost no time In stepping through the still -open win- j dow and In-a moment more was skulk- I ing across the lawn. j "Lord began Miss Har- riet who had followed from the bil- liard room with Imogene clinging hope- lessly to her Croylaad, I want to thank you Tbe words died suddenly upon her lips, and she leaned for support against J the wall. j "Who's called a voice In j darkness from tbe stairs In tbe hall. i whispered Richard to terror stricken girls. "It's your fa- ther! Go back Into the billiard room and slip upstairs when you get the j chance. There! It's all right Leave it j to me." j He gave them no chance to disobey, i but pushed them through the door, while he spurred his brain for some good excuse to account for his presence In the library at this unseemly hour. "Who's Mr. Renwyck called, j and this time Richard answered back: j "Hello! It is I! mean j Croylaod. Is that you, Mr. He grabbed a book at random from one of the shelves, then drew the hall portieres aside, to discover his host revolver In band, on tbe dim lit stairs, arrayed in a long white night robe, which made him look more gaunt and angular than ever. "Oh, it's said Mr. Renwyck In great surprise. "I thought I heard shot or got up to investigate. Why In the -name of heaven aren't you In "I'm awfully sorry to have disturbed you." the Texan answered easily. over a beastly chair In the dark. Too bad, upon my word! You see." he explained, "I couldn't sleep, so I came down here to take a liberty and a book." Mr. Renwyck glanced at his cos- tume, wbich. with tbe exception of his dress coat which had been exchanged for a house jacket was the same his guest uad worn earlier in tbe evening. The financier thought for s then descended tbe stairs, entered the library and switched on tbe electric light The first thing to catcb his eye was an open window, which Richard In his haste had failed to close. The Texan Interpreted the blank ns- tonishment so clearly written on Mr. Renwyck's face and proceeded to en- lighten him. "Fresh he murmured easily: "It's so beastly warrc. you know. J rather fancy I'm a bit feverish, really." Mr. Bcnwyck frowned thoughtfully. PRICES on Corrugated Iron Galvanized and Painted Metallic Siding Metallic Shingles before buying ehewhere We have just placed a carload of the "well-known Metal Shingle and Siding Co.'a goods in stock OLIVER'S MHTUIilNG COMPINV Office and Factory Cor. IDIiND and MINI STREETS Telephone 153 Yard, Smith St. Phone 195 A MINER'S LETTER Colcman, Alta., June 9, '09, Editor Lethbridge Herald Dear Sir Albertan of June 8th contains a lengthy article front the pen of Horace who was sent by the farmers to investigate the alleged troubles of the miners in the Crow's Xest Pass dis-trict. 1 have read the report carefully and fail to see what he has found out during his stay in the Pass. The re- port is made up of the usual har- angue of Socialist stock in trade, with various hints at treachery and explosions and disagreement and so on. Then the closed shop question is taken up by Mr. Jackson, and he re- fers to it as the union shop question There is not a miner in the Pass who would object to the closed shop' in an industrial organization such as I the U.M.W. of A. was at one time, i but since becoming a political or- ganization a large number of the miners have rebelled and will not be compelled to donate to any political party. The closed shop clause in the agreement would compel every xvork- I er to join the union, and the work- ers do not object to joining the un- ion, but they do object to be com- pc-Hec! to support the Socialist party and their newspapers and agitators. This is where the Goal Operators' Association show the world that they arc the people who are defend- Ing the freedom and liberty of the workers and not the much-boosted S'-'Ciulist party. Mr. Jackson failed 'to .'mil the above condition, but he M-. itos a masked intention to force tho miners into a secret political al- Jituiv and it will certainly be the result, if the operators concede the i shop. Iho operators are not trying to take advantage of the miners nor have they ever tried to, and it is a well-known fact that when the min- ers and operators met this spring for the first time in convention, the op- erators did not ask for any reduc- tions and the miners did not ask for any increases. This meant tbe old agreement over again for another term, and a vote was taken at all the camps by ballot, and it was de- j cided that the old agreement would j be signed up for a term. Why this agreement not signed, 3Ir. Jack- son Who showed treachery in this agreement, miners or operators The miners will be satisfied to return to v.-ork if they will get the old agree- ment, which was satisfactory to all and under which we wore able to get all the toilers into the union. MINER. Don't pxut it off until your house is full of flies and mosquitos, but get a SCREEN DOOR at once. Some peo- ple can't make up their mind until the last minute, to do a thing. Don't be in their class. It shows a lack of energy. Telephone or call at once and let us send you out any door you pick from the list. Screen Doors Xo. 2 Quartered Oak plain 51.50 No. 4J Quartered Oak finish, brand and fancy 2.00 Xo. Quartered Oak finish, brand 1.80 Xo. 6. 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Ham Notts' Refrigerator Xo. 101, Galvanized Lined, 40x26x17 9.00 Xo. 104, Galvanized Lined, 45x32x19 12.00 Xo. 106, Galvanized Lined, 45x35x21 15.50 Xo. 162, Galvanized Lined, 43x20x19 10.75 Xo. 164, Galvanized Lined, 46x32x20 12.75 Xo. 160, Galvanized Lined, 46x36x21 16J50 Xo. 116, Michigan. Genuine Enamel Lined, 56x32x22 35.00 Xo. 117, Michigan, Genuine Enamel Lined, 46x36x22 35.00 C. W. GRAY Phone 66 Lethbridge, Alta. Mail orders shipped same day as received ACREAGE INCREASE OVER FIPTY PER CENT, SLEPT ON THE BANK Bert Stinchcombe Rolls Into the Cove at London and is Nearly Drowned London, Ont., June Bert Stinchcombe, who drives an ice waggon., after completing his round lay down, to rest on the bank of one of the Coves, souih of the city. Stmch fell sound asleep and rolled down one of the banksMBHMBHM down the bank, which, was fifteen feet high at this point, fell into deep water. James Langley and Henry Granary, who were walking near the Coves at the time, went to Stinch- combe's rescue, and brought him out in an insensible condition. Tt was an hour before he retrained Winnipeg, June H. Ache- son, freight agent for the C. P. R., has returned after extended 'trip through the West. He says after carefully looking over the situation in three provinces and making nii.ni- erous enquiries'he is of the opinion i that the increase of acreage over 1903 j will be fifty per cent, or more. On j i the whole the crop is looking good and I is of uniform color ranging from a' height of ten inches in Southern Al- j berta to four and five inches in some j of the more backward districts in Al- berta and Saskatchewan. COMPANY WINS Toronto, Juno board of arbitrators, before whom the dispute between the Canadian Pacific railway and the company telegraphers was argued in Montreal last week, has completed its finding. It is understood that the cases were decided in favor of the company. POLICE DIVIDENDS (Calgary Herald.) Lethbridge announces that its po- lice department has declared a di- vidend. Aid. Proulx, of Montreal, obtained his dividend from the same source. Patented Sectional Houses Manufactured in Vancouver, B C., of the very best Kiln- dried Lumber, in latest de- siuna. Prospective builders would do well to write me before deciding on a house S. A. Spencer AGENT and BUILDER, MACLEOD PLUMBING Let us estimate on the Plumbing for your new house. We have the facilities and workmen to attend to all orders promptly We keep everything in plumbers supplies William Head Co. Ltd. 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