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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 15, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta HE or A MAR.WAGE CERTIFICATE least. Then as Ihc woman reached the elavator I rnme In n slop an suddPiily that I nlrno�t toppled over biu'U-wiird. Coining from the rujr depiirtmeat illrcctly I'liiiiiK limit's odice was Lone Hainlltoii! It dldii'l tiiki? Ill) iiist.'int to pM'HS whnt It all meant, rndfir pri'tciirtp of exnininliiK rugs, he had watched (liixt door iiniil the woiiiBii aiipcarea. And now h� was after lH;r! So -was U Xsp.TlKhi, imo, by Iho Now Vork Herald Co, All i-lelua rceryi'd., Herewith ia tnltl another very comiieUir.p �(orj/ 0/ nn fpimio in the life atid dutirs of "Mis.:! Hinlle-if/h. I'ro-Irsfinnal Shiipper." ilins Hrntlrifih hCA hml xnmc fnricd _ d. .S'l.i lonst'i' Hn'' .�o''l'';.v SfciTlly C'liriiln^ lici' il',ln^ as a nirrc irofo-slonal sliy & ('n.'s "ilig c rolli'd upuri Ji any (nicrpciicy. And no^v lliP Avorid sppiiioiI p.\ri'|)'l'MiriIly cn'iiforl-.iMe, as I.iuip Hai\iilloii. li'aiii\ii; w ro^s (!.i oi-!lu!le.-i.s, 1, too, UHd looked up at the hiiiur q\ioeii and allowed .Win to continue, "It thp News malcps grood on th!,-! yon, yon know V- We had brought imr eyp.s from ihc solar sys- lew and lliey met half way to sea. "HanR it all, yon know I do, don't you? I'm boikI at news, but I nevcv could write n love slory." ."Why write Jt," I hrcathrd, "when It's so easily told'.'" i'l've nlwayi bellevud," he observed, bending over the side of bi� chair, while the silver gueen overhead riiressed the waters Into gurgling laughter, "In Ihlni; in deeds, not wordp." And- he might tuiyc on tin' spot, if niy little inotlier hadn't appeared on flpok opportunely-for ber, ,thot is. To Her there was still a chasm of diBti^ctioii betwefeh the Warr^n-Bonlici;-'!! family tree, however'gaunt thi'oiijrli liick of pro; i,-aotirlshmeiit, and the more youthfui ways'lde vnriely But to-alRht in the KnickorbocUer grill 1 wa.s on the point of assuring I.anc Hamilton that to ino th.ii chasm wds little luorfi than a gully. In fact, ho had taken to drawing plans for tlip fiilure on the tahlb-cloth when the rustic of arrival called my nttciilion to the table crowded ncxl (o oui-s. A.!""^":?- J�MS ''^'"^nai'v.,'^!'''.! ,md-.^Wi'iJc,. \v,iili.. heuty hrowii ejr�s arid ft tired droopTo-hfir shnu'lrtpi-s. had taken tjie scat facing ua. Hastily sliding Into place opposite to her. as If anxlmis to cscip,' notice, was old .Toslali Ilnnt, owner of (iranhy i-o. One couldn't mistake that ,slGek head, the skin drawn �>conomlcaily over the skull, a few wl.sjis of dyed hair brushed close acros.s Us top. I felt Ulndlv di.--posed toward the head of the Ilnnt fa:nil> iln-o day--. In spite of the Scotch thrift that had amasseil his mlUtons he had Hhernlly recognized not only my recent �er%'lce to (iranby & Co.. hut the genllp .shove with which 1 had tobogganed hl.s dangliler Inio s.i-clety and a conKequeuL engagcoieut to young I laity Schuyler. "Of course,'* Ijane was telling me, "I know that in asking you I have colossal newspaper nerve. f*ociall\ you're several strata above me, but, with all due mod esty, I'm going to prove to you, dear, that you've got to go deep down to find pure gold. You don't omc across It unalloyed In the upper crnat." He stopped to let mo agree v ith him. Then his glance indlgnniuly trailed mine to the iieiphhnring table. 'Are you aware," he added In an injured tone, "that riJ4 proiios-ing to you?' Winning the Secret. "Are you aware," I amplified wickedly, sotio voce, "that you're proposing to a meddler and Ihat .lost at the moment she's deeply concerned !� n mnu in l>;�k of you?" Lane did nut change his position. He even continued to execute plan,s-only lils ears Jerked �p like a terrier's. After a second he turned to summon a waiter, stealing a glance meanwhile at tlie adjoliiiiig tabic. "Sly oid Josl Hunt:" Ho leaned h.acl; smiling In bis chatr. Bat suddenly he came forward again, as close to mo os the table would pernill. "Talk to me," he spoke In a confldentlal undertone, "a.s hard as you can. 1 t.ant to hoar wliat she's saying to him." T stared at him in ainnzement. Then my glance Parted to the womau with ,Toslah Hunt. She was (lending toward Ulm, Uov heavy eyes lint wUh fire, Uer iilJS forming phrases as if with tense effort. Only tlirod words, hurled a,s they were at the man, came �cross to me. "- will ruin you," she said, then stopped as he raised n warning hand. Ijbdc's chair scraped cautiously over the floor atfd he ottled back still more comfortably Into it, his broad shoulders in close touch with the narrow pair liehliKl them. I wailed Impatiently, straining every nerve, I I on feus, to catch more of the conversation. .Meddling, you see. becomes a halill before you know it. 1 had taken to stirring the r(Mnaln.4 of my second Turkish coffee when the two at the adjoiniiig table rose to leave. Thi! woman slowly bmtoued hvr tljiUl little coat and drew a heavily figured veil over her Ijietty face. Then they hurried up the short tllght of stairs leading to the entrance near which we were seated. "I don't think," I oliserved, "that he was an.xious to 111' seen." "1 should say not," and Lane gave a broad smile of �.-itlsfact.lon. "He wouldn't have brought the woman Ji.'re, I dare say, if she b�dn't insisted. He's afraid t,( her." ".Vfrnid"' 1 exclaimed. "That's It. What I heard .insl now convinces me that old Josi hasn't always beeu so circumspect as lie Is to-day. The lady lias a-a something-docu-ffipnt. evidently-that If put Into print nilglir seriously Jnferfcre with the forthcoming 8chiiylpr-Uiint nuptials. The Schuylors, while they need the money, would be unwilling to pay ftu' It with 11 blot nn their hilherlo immaculate escul\i couldn't p.\poci ii;e to bcl)) a iipuspn|jer secure daraag-bi!.' Infonij.'iiiiin against the man in whose empl�iy I am." 'Tilt it another way." Ijaiie .opcmcd annoyed. "1 f-an you to be of aid to the man you're going to"----- "1 bnvPii't said 1 sni"- I put in hastily. .\U(I by the time wu left the restaurant the gully bi'iwpcii us had widened to a chasm. Ne.M iiio-.-ning 1 waited iiiipiilionlly for nn apology. Hut \\ Inn none came 1 deterniiio'd to .ise every l)os-slble means to procure that morscJ of evidence valued in the thousands and "band il over" to Jusiah Hunt liimsolf. WUvn (III- oHDor of Granby * Cn. drops Into the store for an hour or so eaob day be oi'i niiiPs a very liriviit'.' ..�;i.e iit'.'ct to that of "iiig rhief" Colvert. Ileinx '.lial morning i waited ciisually ouiside the t'olvert s;in,-tuin uhtil 1 gliiupsod a slim iitlie womau who, \siiii .111 to knock, opened the adjoining door and suli'lly entered the room beyonii. Mr. t'ohert was uot in liis aceusiouied ))iace nt the desk � lien I stepped into bis oiln p, An lustaiit at'ie� I'd se.iu-il myself, however, he e.'iiiie In fiom the Uesl room. '�'Joiiil nil.riling, I.ady Slctiili," he laughed cor-diiiliy. ��Whin can .1 ou do tor ii;;id, without a second's besi'Lailou, iudli aiiiig the door be bad just clo.scd. "Iiig" Colvert whirled his elialr about. �'How in"- he l'';,.in. "How the diikciiji did jou kn.JW any one was ill I hero'/" 1 smiled sei" ncly, tlinugb in reality that smile re-lie'i>e," I went on slowly, "If he doesn't pay her for It there's a Uewspaper (hat will probably get it," Mr. (.'oivert aiipareiuly considered the moment lor amazcmcut at an end. "Sc) slie says," he vouchsaf(-d. "Looi? here. Miss Bpiiileiuli. lei's be frank. I can't see how you got your Information, but since you know so much you may be able to help us in Ibis. If not, I know it's safe Willi roll. Th.'it, a."* a sale.sgirl heru eight years ago. wa."i a beauty, nnnt took uotlco ol! her tlKf miniiic she camp to us-hi>'s always been dl.s-creetJy susi-p[itlble to r.'mlMine cliarnis-but when he started to show her 1:1 iitlou."! alteiitiniis she laughed at hlui. After u lime be opeuli jjvauled holni of ran-l.iju.' I .>aw a fiDiilllar rl;inri' swlny Into thp buildiug, ex'eliaiigp a few nords wilh the boy In charge, dip Ills liaiul into a l-oeUei. An ln-i:iui l.iier l.,\ne Uamil-lon dls;ip|M iired Inio the eleMitor. That cab of his had been iollm\ i:,g us. And there 1 s,ii. Inipntpnily (n nndiiig the receiver np .111(1 down, e. ..i.^ileilDg n :,.i I'd not had sense i-e. i.-ii 1" li.iiik ..f tsppu:;.. ii;.- o ,y loH-,, lit coui^se, w::eii ! Ind gott !i thi' wniiiiii..- iiiriie and asked for Mis. t;i.i'i->;e w'i lUian i w:i.- poor old Josiah. the few wisps of dyed bair rising fioui his head in uorror. "Oh. my dear ehilil." the latter moaned, 'what shall we do'/ 1 never tlioiighl she's dare to do it." "Do!" I rejoined ImpiUleutly, "give me one piece of paper with your siguaiure and I'll gel the other ii it Isn't too late." "Rut fifieeu thousand"-he espostulated, "Then she's come down Bve from her first demaDd-That's a great denl mure than one svould expect. Of course, if you don't mlud having Harty iichuyler break off-'' 'i hat settled It. .-tn aristocratic mnrrlage was the one rung iu the social ladder that the .Hunts hadn't clinilied. The spcond tinip I .sent up my name to .Mrs. George Whitiuan'I was received. 1 bud spoken to iier ad- Tanc* tiail aa^t^d imr anBDattaj bow rose fron tke deptiia of aa eaay-ehatr, taocaaa of taea and cburoa blUowltic tboOf bi^r. '.tf li.ha4a.'t btaa iftw ~ the BBMidnlng flra 9f,.aaiar aUn.tB fear 1 tWvM carcaJy bara ncogninei^l^.i Tiwn'-.f^aa no doubt about jt-the pattacUc eoat imt (wenred for aeeaaiaaa UWe that of last night and tbte oiomlnc. "Toil btTO a maamife for Bar* ab� asked at aiaa, ber �oIee mingled curloatty tad tmpatlaaea. ^ Trom Mr. Boot-Woalak Bniit," 1 ampbaalatd. m gace on ber elabeiata teagowa. "Kroai"- Sbe atoiipMl abort Her glaoee mabafl J(9tn me to ber gown. 6be frciw aearlet drew tbe laea dose a* tbongb to bide it aad tank lota bar ebair. '^on eoaie dltact Itoga blmr . ."-la* 1 an to give jron-yow *rtea for a eaftala dacomeot whicb ran an ta dellrcr ta na." She started narrooaly. "Bnt-but two bom afn he flatly refused." i banded her a note old Joalab'a tretoibUag baad bad hatniy penned. 8ba looked at me aenaa tha abeal. then atlently began pacing tbe door. I lained anxlooaiy ferward. glaring aftar bar. taia* Ir abe eoDldn't already bare given tbat certifleata to Lane Bamlltea. Waa It poaalble that after guarding It eight yean sbe'd carry oat bar threat In one momaat of white anger? It waa witk tetenae relief tbat I saw her smile as abe tamed to ae, band ontatretcked. "Jj^t me aee tbe check." Ska made aora of tba alc-natnre, then lifted tbe portlCnia leading Into tbe aaxt room. "Just a moment"-- "I beg your pardon," I roae awlftly, reaching oat for the slip of paper abe bald. "I'm acting, as y�a know, in a eanildentlal capacity, and I've baas ia> strMcted to gl^e tbat up only when 1 hare"-> "Of counse." Sbe deltrmd tbe paper and a abmc at the same tlaM. adding eoiMaaly aa aha want oa, "You know"->- "I know aotWag," X taterm|^ with toaltty. "Mt what Mr. Haat baa ekaaaa to tell bw." rire miaatta I waitad, tea, fttteaa. TtM t �� gan ta pace tbe floor. Wkan tba portttrea ware again lifted I aaw, to my woadar, tbat, I'd beta wait-ing while Mra. Wbltataa ebangad bar. caatama. iba waa diaaaed fi^'the ttreat la.a trim Una tall6^auda. Ibe ayaipatbeti� eoat waa no ,laQger..Mi om^.. ,^ .'1 bopa yon �4ut miod. rn/goib* f^f-�^ air-aelf," abe aaM; paaaing orar a Uiiifi ttifikliBpa Opt Bhotfved age tar ttt teuBb adfa, an aecaiaaUtlDa at amudges and atfalck red aaal- "I kad-'�^ take iftto ont of a rathdr. tlRbt plaea and �at...9-raaivlad i thought I'd cbjuBcir at oncb," . .Beautifulljr Fooled. I aaanrcd her It didn't matter, dotcbad tba eara- lops and rellnqutsbed tbe ebeck. Att-.^tbi^^eiatrance ta:.the Jwaaa 1 bbtled a: tnslcab and aprang Into Vt. Not nntU 1 waa V*^-tng toward Gniaby * Co. did It occar to aie to mMi der that Mrs. I^bltman had changed ber gown ;iind aren accompanied me bnrriedly to tba street. Wb| bad sbe kept me. ao long before banding orer ^ai envelope? 1 held It ap and caaually looked It tifitr. Then I pnt It sharply to the light, 1 had tonchiA'tlia teal, and tbe wax, wbUe cool, bad a new feallng tbat did not beapeak eight yeara In Ita pteaent formi But tbe iRnraiO^a waa too tbicfc ta penetrate. Dtrtd I tear It open? I beeltated only an laatant Tba Tialoa of Mra. Whitman putting tbat cbeek baatUy Into ber bag and harrying down tbe street bad of  ^ndden become rivldly, startlingly aignlBcant i tbruat recklenBly into my payebe, found a eoa-Tcntent batrpin, and, inserting It under the raogk edge, ripped open the enre'ope. "Many thanks," langtat.. up at me. "Ton abooM bare changed your mJnd about tbe matter an boor earlier and the 'dpcunieiit' irouldn't now be In tba possession of tbe News." Out of the window I thrast ny head and shrieked to the chauffetir:-'*Tbe nearest telephone-itiid rush.'" Then I aanfc back panting, while we wheeled around a corner and stopped before a dmg.stacai. Into the place I flew. Brery booth waa taken. I glanced at the clock. Twenty mtaatea to tbreet I had waited while that envelope waa balog aofled and aged, waited so tbat tbe leaat poaalMe nargla migM be left for Mra. Whitman to caab that check. r�t caab it she aurely would, aince there waa little doubt tbat abe would be readily ICaotifled at tbe back where sbe waa la the tiablt of drawlag aoms of money In Joslab Hunt's name. Wben at last a wire waa fMe the eloek polatad perlloualy near the quarter. "Mr. Colvert," I gasped, fereatklaaaiy. it bis big voice came to me, "stop payment, Mr. Huntt Whitman check at once. I'm comln;. etral womaa'a nerve and bU cJoKe liati Now he'a let himself In for it." "Was I too Inter I conJd have cried wltb vexation. "Oh. the money's all right We got them Just In the nick of time. But lie'U be willing now to give double the amoaut to keep this thing out of tbe yeilow.i." "^^'hy doesn't he try?" I snggested, but knowing Into whose hands tbe atory had foUen I teoilzed bow uaele^n ir wuuld he, "Maybe when they know bow It's going to hurt their advertisluii i..>>y'U thick U over at least if I could get theia"- He reached for the teJepaone. As he called the News I answered a knock at tbe door. "Kor Mi8s Hcntleieb," announced a measenger boy, "care of Mr. eolvert." 1 looked wundoringiy at tbe package he banded to me. It had beeo sent to my home, marked "Very urgent," ^nd my little motfier b