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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta FLAPPING TOM By William Hamilton Osborne. I> v f JV ,t .j, 'vTB barer mn t fiercer pnpMltloii thi.n Ofte- l I thai day.. awvat Into the wkMwtui. nd. knUrlng, chewing aav on a loaf, I know probably halt a doien briully Julep. IB bin -J "Whera'i the be yelled to me. -7 me firm, arm, get to tee em right awi) Rl. Hack WM a hi. face and bis biluf like a black it below kl. Up. I dun t tblnk I d to a wltb a whole direct look. wltb Ogle Ikorpe) like aome crowupm a woman mJgW crucified I thoagbt at he wa. going te kits me, but ht only wanted me by tbe .boulder, t y llrmr, be again only Mr I j to mention Mr Black y to client. I twante thongh-fca's tall .nd Coving too ft Black, he never me of firm to me BuM b.d forgotten In tbe of Oilethorne that Mr Ogktborpe was re.Tly Mr Some-' bow tiny teemed to be birds of a, yelled i to wa. ta "BlaokleV room Ifgot my breath and once tbere be .bonted at the of bis lungs I lint tbe office door tight, for I dbin t want every I body In Nanau to dliturbed Bnt I listened cried tat. Ogtethotra man. 'I w.nt i yon to tee a man and get Judgment and Issue eie- cnttan and loclt him up, aad I waiat It dons to-diy, "Ton want all of It dom drawled Mr Black, and 1 tbongb 1 conljnt tee him that ke wa, tlttlnc back In Ma In a tutill.lng mnat bare made Oglettinrpe want to kick himi then and there I 'VJeaaworth, of New York bad atolen my wife lyeOed Oftepaorpe. I bMrd Mr BHack .tlrrtng about, once I H i_ J -lan aay, be a-niied bard Inck To. baaite take aoae of yonr ctvrn medlclae dldnt you HAW maay tlm yon ____ Bnt OgMbMpe .nut him up, and got down iS i j wwnre aad bewT' lie I Ogletbotp. bribing way out In'tbe notatde where I waa. fTHw left Blcbmond r to leare-jp ukad Black One our jaoal row. he aald, -Wbj wow, than sba teft, and Went her him." e iflencv. I eanMf Bee tbat Mr at all thl. fHe alwaya Again '.OtXhorpe "Drwce nothing." be "my wttea money gfcea worth a tlmmno If iwrtn Mt do to admitted Mr Black. want do you i-MtV I want It baid Think of aomc cohi on bttgir hain't got n dollar nwtl ym gat? qncrieil Black got bBBdred returned Dele- tborpe I tbflt Mr ,Blaek beginning to take ID- la "Paaa jt over, Osle he com- m jrmn W.J Bdt anyway J rt It', awful hard for me lo taka .upper tut, Mr. I aaM, .till Ming my "My titter back lint w vary good, and It laa't bualnett I to be borne Now, Botwlikttudlng tka tnitb of It all, I aald It In ancb a w.y that be daahed a mkittpn at He told aw afterward tbat tkt only way eonld tblnk of wa. In a al though I waan't cut out for a lady law clerk He wa. dlHppolntcd but be needn't ban tor I Wain t through "You been awfully good me, Mr Derringer" I murmured, never forgli. myself for put my baud1 gently on hi. ana "Wouldn't you and .upper Alice and myielf. t thought he would Jumped ont of hi. .kin "I certainly sball lie uld and twant to meit i our sister he went on Well I tblnk he would lure belt) mi nrm all the way down Is'a.uu .treet tbat .day If I'd let' him. BuH'dldn'tlet. It was flic'rhlrtv to a second wben he met it the foot of our .teps tt No 20 JJtsanji and I bad to hold tbli Derringer, as Black called bim. for at least four hours. I started to how him, 'Hope you re not hungry I said for I've got half a' doien.paper, to serve down town here.' Nell serve em together be returned W. did And 111 be jf t Are after sir wben I It me a head ache What a whop, per' If (hero s inj thing I )ov e In life It', the dear old qubwaiu takes you up and sets you down and there 3011 are But it was (he L for us this night Alice must hare been In a stew But there wat more delay when'.-we got'o'ut. Ion 11 niter forgive me Mr DerdnWr" I .aid, "but I m reilllv not such a bad tlte boldness of when I hate time, but now I'll bavt lo btiv our supper Do you mind tralpaln1 around to the baker', and the candlestick maker'.. Juit Like Married Folk Well be dldnt not a bit forgrie picked out things for three to eat Juit as If we were 1 m ture'be felt it ll.vbe I did too I dont remember now At lea.t anyway. Into the bouse abont'seTeu-nfteen. hungry a bear, and I don'.t Der- ringer mined too mucb excited to be hungry At stopped me 'Now look bere" Mid. 1 cm ont} take .upper witb yon on me con- t ditlon, you nnderatand'1 My heart .ink wltbln me I knew what be meant Tint be would have to cut and run at qnarter to light, But "name It" I-taald gayly enough tle named U "Tbat condition be aaM, "tb.t Tin to help get supper1 j t Well no wonder I linghed Help I gueaa he, could I can't talk about tbat aetttag .up- per waa worried beeaate I haaS't''pboned, but my-the made .nd-Hiada t even wink Poor Allcel If we could h" I biye had In a'cHtferent man every Alice does love men her nuke, but "I fixed- up m my overall apron and set him to work Ihe the TlBrtalm, "not all of It got to bnndred la said our Junior partner, "give'me foar" I Evtaeolly >Mr OgJetborpe did for there was alienee ifor a wklte then It wa. the Southerner who spoke again "Sue him for t hundred thousand dol San damacNtfor illenitloB of affections commanded "and right away I m going to .It down fhmjta New until I've nnuhed that Iwggsr fiow'taag wUl It take' A week" nimt have been stowing tbat four hundred Jnafeiy away la Jeana for tbere wa. another al ileiice and tken I knew by bis tone that be wa. lean ling back acBln aad drawling to til. bean's content j, Laying the Wirea. i' cut, be obHrred, will probably on tern No 2 We ought to naeb trial, elcbteen mmtba or .o I TlghlMii ninths' bnrat out Ogletborpe Wbatr n ax> miewbere elH You gtve me back mone> ttayt wben It la Don't be a returned Black Ton ve got to take vonr turn like everybody ielM Do JOB think you're tbe only client In tbe kiertteT ke yelled to me I I went In 'Gertie' mkl Mr Black "dr.w np a immmens la tbe SnpreaM Court In Ibe case of J Arcbl Iiild venrat .Warren Wentworth and terve k rtokt .w.. j ".Wbert'i the I Inquired I cemmeDted Mr Oflctborpe, savagely, "ire pn tbe Betel Monolith, on the avenue So Mr Black and Ma anthem client went out to get a drink aud I of to the Monolith I looked, on the hotel regiater and, I waa glad when I taw that tbere was only ana af tkeu "Warren Wentworth" was the only aatta, aad tbe elerk hold me wasn t aovbody .irttfctnta and aoborty In the Monolith who an.wercd Mn. dncrlptkn So I hang aronud for (Ml knraNuid finally landed Mr Wentworth on hi. way te Ma Mr; I eiclalmed. He took II aad ntdded and Mkl 1 bad my man .11 right Then lie nad It and tumnl pale: 1 felt urry for him. for terrMy good looking, and I could aee that dlitat hav. any too mucb money, and I knew what would kaapaa to bim If Mr Oglethorpe goj a Judgment aiiuiaat bin If iWarrn Weatworth eonldn t pay It w-as LadJaw grrwt Jail for bit. Attar tkat I focfot ill about the Wmtwortb and It antt kara a good many months later Gertie" said Mr Cowen' "when will venms Wentworth be frlalf It was on Hit Friday s call calen'dar I said 'Bet for tbe eighth for trial mused Mr Oovlngton "ind tbat means It will be reached Abont twenty elgbtb I Mid -r. Cowen nodded Wo d better get ready Just as soon he.Klalmed Mr Black, what evidence have we gotr I knew Black didn't have nnv He nevor does I knew Id bave to acnrry around and scare it up some- where, nnd I dldn t like It for a cent for I dldn t llko Mr Black or Mr Oglethorpe and I didn t like the case Bnt Black go.othiug doing till he come, concluded Cow en So they tucked tbe papers buck Into the tlllug case It was about file days later when Cowen called me In about the case again Mr Black was tbere 'Now Gertie said Mr Cowen tills man Poll pbars In town Do I to see him' I asked But they shook their heads. "Jheres (er you to do, Gertie .aid Bhck nad to doiwlth tbls Paul Potlpbar' T-.C. "all! "lls situation m versus Want-worth We rt gpl to win It do O-bls Jlri reeis witb we get a verdict against WeStworrh one; and one of two tblofa is going to Bnppen Either he goes Eudlon- itrart or she jiaj s tne Is the likeJIrlt of Ihe two Ta> Paul Pntipliar Mown and Ibis Paul Potlpfiar is a frlenrt of ir, man Ogletborpe I t wonder If Oglethorpo's got something on him because Oglethorpe claims he can ulm But Potlphar, was il'o n frieml of Mrs. Ogle'borpe and also be kqowp Warren entw qrth So vou see the danger can get him as pur vcl'ness he throws thla wav If the other aide get him tbev II win Sou know we hnvpn t slued up 1 Oglefhorpe will arrive In New York fiom Chicago and w HI see Potlphar lit lialf past nine or ten tonight" on Black brieatileEslj and the point Is Gertie be said catching me bj tile shoulder that Oglethorpe must sec him first The Why Potlpbar altogether He miy have some' Ideas of Souttwrn uomen and nil that But anyhow Ogletborpe nys rotlphar will be O K If we see him It won t do for as fo talk to him broke In Cowen Blackle and thnts what I want ofiQertlf Qertfe he went on when we want some thing done and want It mighty bad and don t care Ju.t bow It 1. done we alw avji come to you "T don t tbank 7011 for the compliment Mr Black I aald fliMtlng with sbame to think tbat Cohen ft Flaonwy'. reputation wa. following me wherever I want. But Mr Black went on Dirty Work Cowen, Covlngton k Black had just taken me ou- st the time of this Wentwortk case I badn t been with them more than a matter of months-and Iliey bid taken me on from Cohen tt Filmier) of I'ark dll5 work Im to aay, it Coben n.nnery tlogin Heaven help me' I did i'v fof knowing it was dirty work Tht Lord forglie me for the sin. Ive com agalaat the Code of civil Procedure and not tbat I .taned! But I never blamed Cowen, Black, for thinking I was np to tbe Irlckt or rne traoa JertU." he aald "gattertbwalte k Batterthwalte aa yon know for tbe dtfeucr to this caat. Tbelr right band man la a fellow named Der v- I "Tim Derringer I .aid I laughed with I dfcln't know Jim Derringer well In tkoat be came somrbow to be my Tim But If anybody In the w lo> world ei er pestered the life ont of me It w.s this Km Derringer manning clerk for Satterthwaite i Satterthwalte He waa always saving a wit for mo at calendar call off Fridays .livan wanting aw to take luncb with him and alwav. getting turned down At the very time that Mr Black was speaking I had a couple of In mj bag that this llm Derringer had written Tbcv were pretty and urct i Billy They were about me lie got them vet Mr.-Black laughed; too 1 gucs. he knew what he WM doing i Gertie he said up happen to know tbat this Tim Derringer managing clerk for Satlerthwalte Hatterthwiilte, Is going to call on Paul Potlphar nt tlie Belleropboiu at eight o clock to-night 'How do yon know growled Towt-n Mr Cowen bated nictbod. and ift lie certainly liked theli results Blnck Inughcd aloud '1 11 from Vr Pollphnr liliusclf he nnsivered Hal e iou teen Potlphar' said Oowen surprised 'I .aw 1 Im went on Black and he wouldn t talk lo me Ho was mighty coin Icons Said In liadu t made up his mind a. vet whether ho wanted to fsur either tide Spoke pleasantlj of Oglethorpe But lie said be wanted to fullv to both .toes Int and lie showed s t s letter In which they isked an interview and In which thev lold him thit Mr Timothy Derringer of th-lr Brm would call on him at eight Potlphar IK, agreed to Him it that boar Hell muttered Cowen aud then In tone of voice, as II were a matter of conne I bei yonr pardon Gertie Now wait a bit.'' went on Black, "we're tot going to him but la f do It growled "Hod betlor sec bim before eight aald He can t' retorted Black Dsiil of. a note leiymg thl. till the lait minute answered Don t picking retorted Mr Blnck I tell ion that (hem were reasons why Potlphar couidn t be u} OEU.IRUIIK. ueforc tula n are. Tno whole point la nut ir Ogle'herpe sees Potlphai personally 1 be lleve this thing Is nailed Oertle lie went on turning tome. Its twelleo clock Tbere s a cnlcndnr call at two 1 ou re going up Do you know thl for plaintiff' I yelled And away back In .the 'corner of tlie room an .offlce boy piped up from Ihe bick of the croud Hendy for de'feudant 'You cnnit near knociclng "that caso oft the cal- 1, exclaimed to.'thli Derringer. He was-aw- fiiljy sorry.' You'd have tliougbt by (be look on nil face that liii'd loit .11 hope, of marrying anybodv no 3011 would Well onvwav, I smoothed it owr lei bim go on I encouraged him I actually did I went further than that I found mywlf saying, Id be glad to have yon call Vfbuts the matter with tonight'' Eiw Day he took the hilt and .wallowed the MT, dM- t be Snah blush and fall ovor blmMlf wilb plea.nre But he .book hli he.d Now look be said I m awfully nervy and all tint not won't you let me take von toniewsere to .UDDBI tbli "Wherer I asktd. "Tho be suggested. It wa. the newest for mine And tbe kUciwT Bre muat T'bave painted my cheek, for I Tim looking at me -with glittering- eye., and gnat I H .wear, he made up hli mind to kiss me Bnt I dldn t give him time 1 flied bin op la my overall apron and art bjm to work well, If tbat slllj Tim Derringer badn t been craay over me be certainly would been with me for I tried lo be a .Irtn. 1 knew I wisn t doing it wall, but he blind enoufb to overlook the bad apoU In my acting and U turned out 0 KT My great'Viclalraed Tim Derringer u I wheeled Mice to tbe table and we all Mt down bnt thl. Is meal I eyerjit down tp _ It s, got tbe Cjer. t uiont skinned to death it certalplv has L nodded, ianghlne It his, 1 admitted "bteauM }ou belped u. get It But there wag another reason, why It Clermont I looked at the clock It waij five minute, after five minute, after eight, jou understand? And If wed dined at tbe Clermpnt, we would bave flniabed bs quarter after wren And -it wo. at eight o clock that Tim "onr Mr Derrluger as S S bad put was to meet Paul Potlphar at tlw Bellerophon But tbere waa danger yet, My nun covldn t see Paul until ten ,So I would be under a strain for two full hours Well, I needn t bave atrauud myself I Wt that Tim Derringer, had forgollou eierythlng bnl me and heal en forgive me again a regular vampire u I him feel or tried to, tbat I bad forgotten everything but him And hungry I ccnlifliave eaten anything And as It waa, I ate everything Alice aud TIM Derringer had to watt for me And I wltb one eye on tbe clock 1 I'll tell you one (Mug Mr I aald, "tke mm I marry his got to be a good provider (Tim laughed and and helped me clear up and the dishes imlsttd I let him Pate was pl.ying into my hand. And then at nine. Alice went to poor little girl gel. plaved out so Msilj especially with pleasure And then when I came back Into tbe little living room Tim wa. Baiting for me and I knew by tbe r-atch In hi. thfoai and the look in hi. eye. that be was going to My-! weii.jthlng. to me nut! uuw it win something mon than loyalty to my firm that kept me rattling I Uidn t give Tim a cb. ace to get tblngs In edgewlw for I know that If I did he would be s.ylng fool thing. and I wau't going to lay up agaln.t my conaclence' any greater load -han'wa. there alre'dv 1 "d placed fitth bllu enough wasn t going to let him make himself a perfect too] 'Tm going to tell yon my pbllompby of I lo MI nim "All earl" aaid Tim .and Itotened Bnt be'1 aee med dliappolnted ,4 Doesn't Mem to any room In your pbilownhv well love, be Mid 'I wii jut coning to I answered i All laid Tim again Jn.t then tbe telepbon. bell rang I looked at'tbl clock It waa ten oelock I darted to tbe DOOM. and llalened. bnt dM not talk It wa. Mr BUck ha. jo.t reached tlw Bclleroplwn be low me through the Potlpbar I. In and Is on bis wa u to III., Is on bis way up to III., room lour Job la done H My' but 1 was glad of it Tbe ijad hmn toi rlac and r had been a little sorry too But now I felt' all triumph and I felt, too, that this Derringer hid, been awfully .Illy and 1 Juat kind of wanted to ran mj triumph in Oh Mr Derringer I said I was going to .peat you all day about Oglcthorp. VUntworu. Aren t 19 K a In that t 4 Why sure, be answered starting, 'and I forgot; Cowen CAB w ere ou tbe other .Me f tbat telephone waa from Mr Black, of our Brji He Jiut to inter I lien i In tbat case Whoa (be wltnaya? Derringer, and Ii aaw .trange wltbln his eyes II hesitated Just a Tim 1 inw mriwlf t j full beWit what would happen .hen I told] bim He would ihrlvtsl up for be wonld that eight o clock engagement tbat he hada t kept I Ihe wltuea., I I. Mr Potlptnr I He rose Paul Potlphar, he returned and I waited for the explosion, but none came Ue only drew n paper from his pocket and .book I his head It won t do your nrm anv good to him I uow, be saw Here', an affidavit In our favor that lie signed L He uuaed It over ,1 glanced at It He wii right They bad bim Billed when did he nrear to this? I stammered f llm (he lack loto his pocket 'He was to to It eight uld but owlng to mj h.pplncsa with I went up and I bim at four. o'clock tbbi afternoon ve got aim bird and fast I sbouM tblnk they bid Tbat. ill. 1 know what happened to me then and thert? I ilmoit fall m lore wltb Tim ;