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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE D'AILY HERALD MERMAID 'SubsqtiaIleus llumaniformus.1" tvo does our little Ml. tb1 iirof-I colors an1 boauliful te, reachliT vver and slroVtin'jand ice. aod then It comes llnie t'jeouloora of thi yes. Kels such Anythiu' marice, you understand, for Ittliily. Marine food, that's It, cue) us prows natural ua them there coaan ol "Haug lh' speaks up L. 0 Xmuber 1. Jll wants to see bcr sla> undtr v An' persists Go fetch. An1 be hcares ;piece o' wood for unfortunate. like ia th' an' fast ,nesses of iheir naliie abodes among coral says "or you cculd la-art an' behold the Indecent colors beautiful contoors of ibis eitry- he hcares a On lac outside! The e to retrieve. Ladles the rrof., herdln' it? ey require Jostles tut Moscow, Ho crouches down aro'jud tbe far corner of the tank au" slays. tlio tent Is full ol emptiness, up he bobs, leans over the edge ot [ih1 lank, aud "Slni." says U. 'Sim, ;a: srvivs "Sho requires a dim light, like all _.., the fortes tbe prof., reck an1 K.of.-sa.v- 1 o neck tbit o-jiloo'js mrhwilv ot llln'- ih1 Moscow tan- -IIVM in illrk He prlps rrsolulfon. leans cLu S" fartniSS U "ft tbelr native abode iir coral! 'Ihvft be hi it reefsl And now We willpass-" JlrornbHn voice. aa stay down "Ml lh' Capers ialfcia' abo'-t her! selves tangled on die KverTbody sees l-er! Aud only half aground. dime" to all! Just a teeile water. 1 breaks sway. up an' loots at' Jack fer tb1 China Sea -liim. UP ditto al me. Tb' bin. round; ous phernoroenaV 'njob ditto at c( Tben. suil- Off to one side, on a kiad of scaffold. l falls to who he roely is. ttauds Jack. He's red-wattled and" Bevf say [fiial the Get kick the beam at two hucdred rubbin' my where tl.e prcund ithe job as and fifty and he's waier injfioppeti up an' paai trouph' It tbrcuah a [Beer! That you? painted tent. iwbislters you to fiont? An' w I. fihrs- uufaniilia.r corporosiiy? Is I do'es a wriggle through the '.you, or who is it? uut to-night you'll fall round? -j "cuess Thou we clinches again, ua' araies. That's how I gets the job. 'breaker. Mine. Claire the Medium, 1 Moscow (be Snake King, an' paaied ii- j n was simply a scream; iwenty-fivc Moscow. 1 vred to know Mos- Where's tfa' vcr. an' no toil to dally cothin' cov. T'undersiand, when his name over the a pa-weed on my brow with his long cane. Lucy, he repeats; There Club. All Ihe others has tOjand hjs ,OQO for p.Jre itakp_our dust; Eharndow ncsa vaa th' top-Ditcher of all lime. "I ain't through with you says he, resumin' bis mild manctrs. "Com- pote yourself; there's another buacb ot E. Z.'s due in three minutes. -Sec Dlcnien's Land in Chlua Sea. Every tody thnL Salt au" that makes a "No such retorts tlie L. R., pullia' out. a book from bis pocket. "1 .got A volyume here, wrote by Colonel an' hits me a crack himself, where lie Then ail of a sudden "1 sees some- itiia' swiumiia' of a fish- thing, an' brown. My lungs feel tike they was jusi plumb goin' to bust every second, but J makes a grab graji- do but float cr raddle cr snooze MacShane. you could put aii the it in a tin tank ol water, now bonny- lost between us m your eye -fiddy supplied by Beef an' his pump J out seein' none tbe worae; EO It didn't bunch of open-faced Jaspers. He scans trie faitblul a minute. wet? Vet 1 bad a padded; worry me mucli about his business -Me for says 1. down, together hia memories; then sail, sreen. with bunches to the blinks. Oh. I telt you, few nictels had at-that; but I his faco folds into a ?rin, and out'.weed all over it. Oy keepin' my back ib j the mermaid bunch was j'-st swamped couldn't miss a Chinee merraai'd, mxy! th' joyous palm at me. 'the come-ons, an1 loafiii' round mostly a tidn! wave of rejoiciu'. We sure ''Me lor I "Pass right on the barks i the proprietor, my coin, "On tbe in-side, the in-side! l under water, all but my head, th'1 was goln' socae! Hut it's just ihla you says ho, "and 'Bout a million volts resume tbe suort. Mermaid hunting- which 1 sure would have anyhow, tack he conies in- uc ____ jgaine we played reni sll the rest pace ot ours that cut the final of an an- wilh him a coupic Twelve years That -xe ain'L EO much j (he Pikers skurryiu" fur the high.] crimp In our you'll see ajlj0[ hustles witb such low brows that bere, here, 1 passes on the inside. She's [as batted an eye on each other Crorros? Never di3 pipe sych j jn its good proper tiroe. bridged ia a wink, while th' crowd crowds. JxwVed like th' boss would; rush trie hearse. It's hotter! stretches red, cordy necks. than the Hinges, in there under can-i 'Tm sure astounded." I murmurs to slbim, dust in' off my raiments, "to Sad a million. He doubled Bed's j iay th' second week, and come up lo: onfi day ajong fish-teeth glued in, idrawm' me inside the tent, away from "cDCoamit-fiber hair, an' a brown hide-that orer-IcquisHlve lunch of horny- cracked in places so the bay- shows. :iaudera. "FergiL it! Times bas un- I shoots one loot'inlo her, does a -derwent r-ainlnl siccc you an1 quick ine Paraded up Popularity Avnoo 10 f registers a kicfc -with his ibe raitle ot a-pill in a wainut shell, toutsb'ip, "I wants nickel a cnse with me of gaff what's ioCerrd, now. an; DO comt-rs barrea. nierinaid ain't at home any-wherrs out' tide a haylofi. And what's more, she I Can 1? "Well, "Fine an1 dandy! Percolate round Ions pointer. jay thr second wees, ana come up 10 ,Qur thjni veek siljce lhe grew a hirty-are.'on rclce. UpEkc-tall coat sn' the tillo of pro- It's a gocd job, in of every- fessor> l notlces Ihi3 evea ohMadiea witblMac3bane ,he bunch of E. Manr. "There's a difference be- tween them aa' him, though, and It don't look eitra salubrious, neither. They're all wiib-open traps, the prof.'s science, while he'a by the far r-nd of the tank> to the spiel, b'ut all there- with jthe optics. And as he pipes me he 'smiles contented, in a way that gtv' an' kids with pea- what L have to snap at. A good job, an' good business. A mob, nost all the much of a mob that th1 prof-, another outside man an' tends exclusively to his new .ccture oa deep-sea marvels. It's two hours on, an' thirty-five half an hour's all expenses. "If it laste." tbiiiVcs I, "Ii's me to theiine a suddea attack of blighted pros- banker class in the directory, that's cks That smile makes me feel lite sure. HI get coupon-calling bcin. dropPed from, ihe top slory la I. "if Eotbm' Eauds lay bearings! jonB 0ou doxn lo th' boss, an' we'll i these'here naarine rfterrm-'Trr-arTels [oysters. My blood's nmnlu' Just- rorr, tb'.China Sea, known to science asjenougb Jo freeze thUank. coK (heir hair tangles thcEr eyelashes. The three of. fronts up lo our tank, aloas of a big an' spellbound crowd; an' none the audience seems more plurab' ID Treated than them three. Moscow's sleeve looks bulgy. The prof, he seeitfa uneasy and on ns guard. I notices the stream ol water ain't ccmin' in, and Judges Beef Lola' held as a reserve for I m me jit action in case o' need. My nerves Is to the dippy, so I ean't hardly do ray stunts at all. and the prof, has to more than prod. Every time 1 flips or dtves, thinks I, "this here Is just proIoDgia1 the agony. I'm wortin' a shell-game on my- thinks I. an1 the sweat begins to ooze. An' eiery time 1 comes up, there still stands Moscow MacShanc and .his Just Thai bulgy sleeve feezes me. "Make her dive again, speate up one of (be li. B.'s, innocent like, losshY a penny In. "Sec It she can find it oa bottom. She can gee in a dim light, can't aught alive after a desprit struggle, asl "Hh o' March, first an' only DUG n captivity, how comes it "Don't pester speaks up Mos- ow, sootbin'-like. a waiter mere detail. interests this maid stay under water? Now trot., ash! head over 'tall, doivn 1 water again, gulps a gallon an' von-es up just explodin' with a wbooM whoof! that blows drink clean over that hilarious mob of cutthroats. But this lime Ihe proJ. bas i map, I I (ll- tb ninkcs my get-out 6' 'Ihe' diuboHsl) lank that en my map, out- side, and lays spranglln1, all lied u> in my tail 'monnst Ihe few slanijieOiu', fish multitude'. ay. am blood, or am'. I? he Orivc' a mc t's up (o "That's crowd. repeat.. '.'How long? Make her worth! Hold well to-day. by her and ncrtoiis. Hut somethln'.TFC would: litic; lo' know la e, professor, m. "Diel? answers the prof. his Ss like an oll-gushsr.. "Diet? Fish, volunteers Moscow. "If sor I have Sure they there's no food o: rulae that od them r there iaei mlHion-ji'Olt electric eel. TJ-, yonv Inmhlo? pyrizhl. The Frank A. WE were building tbe spur track rhich nms north from im's Junction to Uie. Dalefield Gold ilines, and we" were not having a very time or It. Young Gorman, who was in charge, bill- JBS himeelf by day, trjing to be in a dozen places occr-, and worrying his soul by alght. oxplainins to the Old Man why be bad not accom- plished the impossible and run his! THE NERVE OF "NERVES By CHARLES FINDLAY CARTWRIGHT "j: until after a-dozen or" so haifuls oflwas quite a feather in Gorman's cap.L line across Ehort cuts wbere the evidently never Intended road should go. There "were several reasons then he Gorman vas unusually anxious to cam] UO lo the Old Man's expectations >t. placo, the Old Man bad the ;-cold waier hac] bcen- jn 'cr everybody, including Gorman he saW. "She's a mighty fine girl, Mr. Gor-j rocks rtown on our engine, and alter why that he showed any iauicatioas jihe Old Man himself (though he did Gorman rose ''night had thought that Gorman !-xerves; Wc'll shake bands of returning consciousness, and even MS so that he toddled lorting him not say ivbuid do wsll to- Qoish within the- i with a man su i side. '-vYrjere hit, XIXOD askeilj Gormin was evidently V cacM soon as the boy openedUlib the.girl as favorably as witb his time the contract allowed, which was j October first. "I suppoio you're engaged, aren't a couple of days Gorman seemed lo von a-ei forget that he had evr-r left us. on that" Xcvenheless. I did not feel exactly leasy, and N'Uon was openly EUS "Nerves" asked. I uraph, you'ro goiag a Jittle. too fiist. Gorman laughed. never accepted excuses frota his men.! L UOL he stammered. SSS" whi cried. "Th, never given a chance lo him a second time, while those who' w made good under him could count for the lines gradually began tOj [disappear from bis forehead and the looK from bis eyes, and one see Tve got to make a came for j securing a recommendation which weakly, would be taken at its face "value any-! "Nerves nulhinT Nixon roared dls- ie bbieB-you kickin' up a rorr i Sunday he ran down io Junction jancl spent the day with her, which was the first real day of rc-et he bad! enjoyed since spring.. However, it was tbe very noit day think it's my "nerves, the toy Khere in that pa'rt of the country. Then" there Vas the girl. There "Nerves" ventured. "Why, than! member nicious of him. he would have found a cbanco to harm us or no'., if cirnymstances had not played into his hands. It is hard to Bay, but the week afur be came back some- happened which save htm a and he took advantage of it. .Man had noticed the pnjmaRtera not to come lack until the following Sat- when there would be LI double pay-day. Our men grumbled .1 little, aa was to be exijcctcd, but liiey seemed lo tafce it good-naturedly enough, and it irodc out from behind _a boulder ar.J 7 shouted, "Hands II came so suddenly nnd tlie f-vo men were so close that there was nothing to do b'.it obey. My hsnOs went up Immediately. Gorman. heEi- [Ei'cd a moment and made n moUoa toward his rifle, lying across his but one of the men shovrd :t pistol In his face v-'ilh a growl, anil Gotninif, with a groLin, also raised his liaiuK Nerves" Imd-ducked inio the ot the buckboard fll Ibe first conr- now that money you've got.'' one of the men said, slill covering us', wlitte Ihe otlLer reached for the two was not until the last of the week rifles, I was jtisl imltiag niv hand under _____ _____ _ thai wo 'noticed any unusual dlsEatls-jtl-e seat for the money i ind menially At sundown, the men. jgoslcdly. come ou 511 voirbaclt tcr wrap, an find after an's day of rest that you', old man. I'll re- Gorman replied, and "Xervcs" wenl out. For a week wo heard nothing more of the increase in pay at the Dalefleld began Johnscn one ol Mines. .Nevertheless, things di.J not a girl in the case when you'you a nice, ladylffce Job datu EeeVyouns fellow breaking his neck j fur tlie boys. You hadn't ougbter be to make a name for himself, but injouL here with us men. Oae us his smoothly. Little thlnea began ;o _____ D field Mines then only three miles t Gorman's was a little different-might swear shock your nerves." general-run. 'The girl And that was how "Nerves" the Old Man's daughter, and as bis narr.c. Probably the squad of men over to the calculated lo discourage a and to cause email delays. One 'ng; one of the" big rollers sud- stopped, and two hour6 were scale. And the Eeit day a dozen before one of the rtien found'a lanfr, claiming Ihnt he had been dollar a day more tban dispersing 10 their 'isual. therascKeB in lino aod BlolW'y cd Gorman'a coming. They The happened day, and H was a pretty serious affair j In a railroad camp. The cash evidently in an ugly mood and which to pay the men failed lo arrive. 1 WOuM make no response lo "either Usually the paymaster ana another oaths nor iny so, "flnaljj.( wc: likewise "sal down and man went down lo the Junction on tbe engine and brought SI up aa far aa Ihey could, and from theie drove over to tbe camp witb it in a huggy, H waa always in cash, lor thpre were no banks tb cash checks. walled Gonnan-to arrive. He came up about di: the he asked I came u about "Chat's amount ol oxcltomcnt Ibat The Wankety-bkmk idiots v.-anl to 30d BCenltiU IU lltl iii- utiitj) l t i -listed on a few boars Bleep each' day.jciiouE sort of way, doing odd jobs delay was explained. ThR mining AUo, the-6ia Man had. an inkling I about camp for a couple ol 'Jays, until ifomi-any had ofierc.l the railroad. 33 of Gorman felt toward his Olrl Man ran up from the Juacliotiis" louucemenl lo bul.d the iwenty- -ter, and Jf ever one man how tfce work was progressing, I five mNe spur track, a-cash bonus of hrfck of another, without Wa datighter with him. thousand dollars, to be paid him the slran-, fhc Old Man required} The Old Mans visit In ao dayg from the fiftoenth of the U of Gorman on tbe sp'sr-laltat-k of (he bines for Gorman, which: month followm- its completion. This for all of Gorman's exertions und-even the half-hour's chat with the Brace to them If ,ijs.. they could aemr ua until alter the This time, however, Ihs paymaster yOl] aboul Xlxon re- came back without any money. he bat! not been b VI up. It seems Gorman went over lo the men, that Iho Old Man had made arrange- ono Of u1Cm, who knew a ILUlc more In Rpokcsmnn. And then Gorman j? ound out the whole trouble. They wanted their pay. "Meesinr Vnhnson" Gonnan had not boon oblc to replaceinT1 "nexpECtCil panic bark Easl, the "Nen-ea" flriltcd camp one Coaseqiienlly. uur- progress an .CT- ning lowar'd the last of April and not hcen all'that. might have teen jceedingly embarrassing position. iskffl for a job. He was not a very j ir Xlxon a little slower, hut at any :into a klnrfly Interest on htv pan and "S'erves" was walling for i he had gol quite out ofn rtoK-lfhe dovolion on After that.jljim. blast went off. Niton was j Gorman, who was really loo busy loi "Mr. he said, "I'll ISJtc to knocked down b? a piece of anything not connected withhry my hsmd with u ptek again, to- rock, irblch cut an tigly gash in hlaibis him a kindly word In: morrow. TIic cook can gel along wHh- f-head and left him tinconscloiis for ami ercn p-jl a Hop to Xli-'outmc." j: few seconds. ion's which was a vast "All right. (JDrman re- It really didn't amoonl lo H was not ur.tSl ihp of A-J piled sletfjily. "We need all the men lo work when would get nothing for it. They woubl no more until Ihey had llieir last week's wages. The heat Ihat Gorman could get onl of them was a compromise, If he would yet the money nnrt pay them for their lad week's work that nighl they would gn hack to work next morning. Otherwise they wouhl quit for good. At seven o'clock. Gornian and my- did. Into [he bottom of lie could. Xixon, v.'Uli his nad Kunc to iook Tof "Mecstcr Yo'm- son." We nnd Iwo miles lo drive before reached tlio ciiRlne. The other twenty oild mlk-a we ir.nvelctl on the "dinky." both Gorman r.ud myself for instead of not having foreseen some anrh .atlcmp: on the part of Ihe UalcfioW iieoplo. it Tras atill hard to liclieic they would carry matters to su -h an extent, when from the side of tlie came a second commarnl. "Drop that gun, Jolmson." I ilia" not recognize the-- voice, which not at nil surprising' tonEMcvluB tliu lookitJK al 'ew seconds. The two men wheeled and sent two shnls In Ihe directlou of the voice. Jt was Ihe needed diversion. Our mules spranp forwrird and 1 Krabbc'l rrow path winch fpr_a road, half dozen shots in cl It was not until wn were within alon? Ihft road. There waa no afpn ot Ihe.tvo horsn- Ttien, but al thc'Pfde of Ihe houlrlc-r. Nlson Klumhlerl across a boriy. lid struck a match nnd held It near tbc face. "Hy (lie Eternal, if 11 'Xervcsl'" ho cjaciilalcd. Gorman snl'1 Blowly, "Jusi :i rf. The men crowded around Xixoo, who I up almoRt before they bad nlm, and'In a few minutes that tbe Old Man'R vlalla we ran pet riKlit now.'1 to te a source of I'kanire to arose, hesitated n rno- man. Hy tbat tirr.e. V.i.i hard tork.tntnt, nml thtn femarticil sheeplstlly. able to resume his progress [had begun lo toll, and it looked lolrl me to bclp you all I could. Umaid camp. Huwcrer, they bad to carry i man tack (o camp, after all. The fitw hian toppled over almost sEmultan though we wouM complfle the con- i Mr. rion tract by [be middle of Septembt-r, inv Corinr.n up. "Hallo, tncnts I'ith (tie Mnk to forward The mnnry was ready for us lit tho k'e could l him, each Friday, to tbo Junction, .hinction, nnd by ten we .were In tbe Ml hi buckboard again and on our way back time to pU-k up tbo fjflcen-tboiasnd.'sre you ti vlcllin, dollar bonus for the company, and. ".Verves" bluibed but slucV to In Ih go to work that second time, ever, we needed every man VL gel; arid Johnson lold an apparently mifflcfenl money lo pay oft ---------------_------------- PtrMght story. He tlalmcd thai, the Scamps. There ha'J been a mistake j to the Thp awfft ride on the wmiem nnca nc nnn ne ruiefieW pcoule ha-1 paid him-what the money had "dinky" had coded Gorman's Anger often wonJere. they promised onO'Veftk and had thrn ln lh" nnri j naTO jyonuerei !reduced hlni state.! Ipped out of llic hack of Ihe h'icli- arc! unseen, stolen over to the sHo Gorman, for first Gorman had teal, and it read: "Have finlstied. I wint" The other from" Iho gltl, nnd "N'orves's" face lighldl up wllb perullar amlle, as IIP read U. "You win. Gold blcaa 'Kcrvcs.'" U safd. "N'crvea" Is now forty years olJ, and nsslatant rrtanaRer of oni of tho Wmtern llnefl. He hnn nevel1 failed to reach Iho Old Man. Some and ho was ha' tho CAmpa were inronvtufenl tn reach, il wo'ild he Ihrte days, anyway. iKii! jr.-yjUi. not Old Men rrcw.almojt cordial. ;Il guns. I with our inaclil ic (amperfng- Before tne money could hrougt lo Junction. Therefore, the" Old over an .nnlighled cigar nnd flnarver- Ing fn (o nct- snvor too muoh of romance for real who wan talking oyof the back of scat, vheiV 'suddenly IVvo horsemen; Jhc _____ Co.) ;