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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 25, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta NOVKMBKH 25, Kllfi THE DAILY HERALD PAGE THIRTEE" n TO BE A MAN pulled bin aloucH hat iUI0 own over hit eyes, and looked' fctoalthlly at tho store as ho ihvfflod' jpaat But la that ao had seen that ho needod to finish his repork. iiad vrilked this way before. i Tho Captain a strict man, an A Sf a report did not pleaso him, Pickert well know that lie wan not one know any leoiener la his dealings with tha offender. But he was confldemt fthat hie report thin tlmo couU uut fall to please his suportor, i It was not infrequently that iwttihed that he could lenve It all. Tha ftlenlre to bo honest again would al- (most master him at times, but wheu had about made up bis mind, tha {thought would come to him that [was no othfer placo for him lu life. Who would give employment ft wearing uuch ragt ax he wan ed to wear, and on whose deeds of tho last two years had ,ot failed to leave their marks? No, it vras no usa to try be decent fence more. He got enough from tho Bpoila'to keep body and soul together, that wan about all, it was better than not bolng able to havo a. cruet and shelter. i Tho Captain dressed lalegautly. He did not tako an active ;jmrt in the affairs which his men car- ried on in tho nigrht. He only HU- iperintended the was by 'far the safer, to blm fell the [maximum share.of tho til-gotten gains. j Once 'Picker! had been honored an.-i respected, but that was before [bad left his home for the west.' Nct i ifindlng which had lured'him 'there, he had drifted back to an east- city, and had-fallen-In with feno [company, and eventually, cent loft, he-had Jc-ined the Cay 'tain's band. Slnco that time Iiv bad tried Ur jtbruat all thoughts of his old mind, but despite hlg efforts ;it was Impossible. Pickert hatod the small, dlcgj; room rcmder the which he was 'obliged to call homo, and to-day ho jdreaded more than ercr to return to lit. Just now he could not help think- Ing of tho home of his boyhood daya his mother who bad loved and 'trusted him. He had left liar with [the that some day he would return with fold enough to give her everything that heart could wish. Aiid now well he remembered hef "Never mind tho sold, Jim. U.II I ask Iii that my boy shall be a good and an honest man." And he ;had told her that he would be aU tout she wished. And Pickerfa rough hand stolo up to hia and he murmured some thing un- der his breath. As he was passing; a small church In the most disreputable part of the his was arrested by tho sound of sin gin e. Just now was a great revival season, and noon nervicea were being held in most of tho clmrcnas. A feeling which ho could not throw off impelled him to on and ha sneaked into a neat by the door. Ho ,was too wicked to bo here, ho mut- j to a minute ha (would be moving would ivait until they had finished singing. 1 His eyes irvw molat as ho listened ito the hyrnu. How many times In hia "boyhood he had heard hia mother "The Ninety 'and Nine." Then "he had. good and honorable. What jwould ihe cay If she could saa him It woald break her heart t tears fall DOW upon tha ragged coat, and at that moment Pickert rej- i ftstarad a TOW In his heart "I'll i pan not too lata." i Then swiftly tha tboufk fwhat will the Captain say If tack entr j v Then as ftfeiay tke assmr, "it aren't mnko no dltfaranec what he lays what docs. I'm tired of Mac prrons." He leftTa the church, but a topped luddealy. petrified with amazement The Captain stood by the floor! When he had racorered him- ha walltAd ta him. "I'm Uiteugh doiaa; your dirty he whUpared hoarsely In his irar. "Teu cam da what you want to dcn't through with Ifaii miserable klad at a Ufa." "Let walk aloag teg ether a little waa all the Captain I Plokert astonnded. What had kappexed? All the Captain's brava- 'Jo was'gaaa and his black eyes bad j "I watehed you go wanted i to see what you wae up to" the Cap- tain said, after tallowed. 1 ain't been inslda a church before for years. You heard that hymn, Pickert. She used to sing It when I Ijtras a mother, I mean, and it i made roe thlak I was differ- jjent But I've been too long now in jtatB over a new leaf, I Knit it's not toa late for you to bezHi MOW. You ahall have a ehaace. I Hare's enough Un take you out i (rest. Wfcen you gat thera go ta start avtr again." He had put his feud Into his poekst, 'pad as he finished apaaktag he tbrust 1 JHraethlsg into Plokert's t hand. Be- the latter had a chrmce to say a pard, tha Captaia on heel ijaad walSttd, awtr. j; the tint ttev la two yean fjMrt Us and looked np- iwari. "Thank Oed for thli chance ta Miffs he rflTwent- "I'll yet nan thtt I prom- >Uod I'i And IWswk Mft In a Boat A girl in tho atern of the row- boat watched the young uniu at tbo oai'B for a while and then asked innocently, "What's tho trou- ble, "I wish you'd ever bo aerloun grumbled the young man. "And if you love don't call mu by that confounded! "I don't love wald the girl, with what seemed like polite regi-Hi. "Still, I'll cy.l! you Herbert If yon In slst. I don't like your Insinuating that I'm never serious. It makes nit' out so frivolous aud worthless." "You may be serious re turned the young man, "but you aren't whan you're with me. You know per- fectly well you aren't. Yon turn every-' thing I say Into a joke. Sometimes I think I ranst bore you frightfully." cried the girl ID Ihe end of the boat, leaning forward in her earn- estnesR. "On the contrary, you are the joy of ray life! If you knew how you brightened existence for The young man dipped Uie oars Savagely. "That's he said. "There you I simply amuse The young woman signed. "You are so frightfully hard to she mur- mured patiently, "Flrit you arc afraid 'you bore me and of rejoicing find you'don't caiise you think I am amused by you! I never tried so hard .In my life to please anyone as I do to please you, but "Funny way you have of said the young man, auspiciously. "If you rep.lly.. want to know how you can please me Interrupted the young worn an. "You are such a man of one idea. IJertie. Excuse Couldn't you think up any other way of my cheering you except by letting you propose to me for the nfteenth time? Yet I suppose I am selfish, now that I think the matter over seriously. 1 really belfeve I've treated you hor- ribly. Go ahead and propose to me it you want to and -I won't Ray a "That'd do me a lot of good, wouldn't asked the young man with deep disgust. "I've no doubt you wouldn't Bay 'j. word! You never al- ways any kind of words with you'in- Btead of the one word I want. Besides, I don't like the resigned way In which you give me permission to speak my mind. If yon don't care for don't, do "You just said that I re- minded the young woman, sweetly. "Do repeated the young man. "You are one of my dearest the young woman, in a copybook tone of voice.. "I don't want to be one o[ your dear- tat insisted the young man. "Lots of said the girl in the Of the boat, looking as sho "would just love to arest friends of mine. 'I don't see said the young man, sav- agely. 'T suppose you imagine that I thinlr you are talking seriously! You are laughing at "If s'ou can detect a laugh my countenance." said the young woman, solemnly, 'Til be actually ashamed of Tve no doubt of said tii .Iceper, more chesty and repressed Then it would be lots more effective.' "Are you going to marry me or are eon the young man. "How can I answer when you ask two questions at said the young woman plaintively. The young man turned purple with repressed .wrath. Just then the boat drifted over a snag, which tilted H With a shriek'the young woman precipitated herself in the young man's direction. As she clutched his coat collar the boat right ed" itself. "Never mind about moving said the young man firmly. "This is much better. Are you going to marry The .young woman took one IOO'A Into the face which was so near he? own. "Oh, "01 course I 'am. Why else should I you propose to me Women and ,Dogs. M. Jachelson has come across lr northern Siberia a tribe, the Yukog- iiirs, differing In 'wary respect froi. Eskimo tribes both In aspect 'anguoge and customs. There Is tne sphere says the Londo- 31obe, for saffragettes If they my superfluous worr> 'us our unhappy (o: missionary work, as wa leai: