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THE DAILY COOS BAY TIMES, MARSHFIELD, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1007.
Of the B. A.
Copyright, 1901. by
(Continued from Wednesday.)
'Hut Oakley -was opposed to tills.
"The men will be glad enough to ac
cept the new scale of wages a llttlo
later, and, the lesson won't bo wasted
"Yea, I know, but the question is, do
we want" 'em? I wish Cornish was
here. I think he'd advise somo radical
move. Ho's all fight."
"'Oakley, howover, was devoutly
thankful that tho general was In Eng
land, where he hoped ho would stay.
Be bad no vftsh to see the men ruined.
A wholesome lesson would sulllco. lie
was much relieved when the time ar
rived to escort Holloway to his train.
All thla while the Herald continued
Its attacks, but Dan no longer minded
them. Nothing Ryder could say could
augment his unpopularity. It had
reached Its finality. Ho never guessed
that, Indirectly at leaBt, Constance Em
ory was responsible for by far the
greater part of Ryder's present bitter
ness. She objected to his partisanship
of the men, and this only served to In
crease his verbal Intemperance; but,
in spite of the antagonism of their
tJows, they remained friends. Con
stance was willing to endure much
from Ryder that she would have rc
sonted from any one else. She liked
him, and she was sorry for him; he
seemed unhappy, and she Imagined he
suffered as she herself Buffered and
from tho same cause. There was still
another motive for her forbearance
which, perhaps, she did not realize.
The strike and Oakley had become a
mania with tho editor, and from him
ho was able to learn what Dan was
The unpopularity of bis son was a
source of lnflnlta grief to Roger Oak
ley, the more so as he took the burden
of It on his ovn shoulders. Ho brood
ed over It until presently he decided
that he would have a talk with Ryder
and explain matters to him and nsk
him to discontinue his abuse of Dan.
There was a streak In tho old con
vict's mind which was hardly sane, for
no man spends tho best years of his
life In prison and comes out as clear
headed as he goes In.
As he pottered about the shops with
McCllntock he meditated on his project.
Uo was sure If he could show Ryder
where ho was wrong and unfair ho
would hasten to make amends. It nev
er occurred to blm that Ryder had
merely followed in the wake of public
opinion, giving It dcflnlto expression.
. Ono ovening and he chose tho hour
when ho know Antloch would bo at
upper and tho streets deserted ho
stole from the shops without telling
Dan whero ho was going, as ho had a
shrewd idea that he would put a veto
on his schemo did ho know of it.
With all his courage his paco slack
ened as ho approached the Herald of
fice. He possessed unbounded respect
for print and still greater rcspoct for
tho man who spoke In print.
The door stood open, and ho looked
In over tho top of his steel bowed spec
tacles. Tho olllco was dark and shad
owy, but from an Inner room, whero
Jho presses stood, a light shono. "While
ho hesitated tho half grown boy who
was Griffs chlof assistant caino from
tho ofllce. Roger Oakley placed n band
on his shoulder.
"Is Mr. Ryder in, sonny?" ho nsked.
"Yes, he's in tho back room, whero
you see tho light."
Ho found Ryder busy making up by
tho light of a single dingy lamp, for tho
Herald went to press in tho morning.
Grin gavo a start of surprlso when ho
saw who his visitor wus. Then ho said
sharply, "Well, sir, what can I do for
' It was the first time the old convict
and tho editor had Afct, and Roger
Oakley, peering over his spectacles,
studied Ryder's foco In his usual slow
fashion. At last ho said, "I hopo I am
not Intruding, Mr. Ryder, for I'd like
to. apeak with you."
""Then be quick about it," snapped
OrlS. "Don't you seo I'm busy?"
' With the utmost dollboratlou tho old
convict took from his pocket a largo
rod and yellow bandanna handkerchief.
Thon he removod his hat and wiped
hU face and neck with elaborato thor
oughness. When ho finally spoko ho
dropped his volco to an Impressive
whisper. "I don't think you under
ataud Danulo, Mr. Ryder, or tho rea
sons for tho trouble down at tho
;Don't IT Well, I'll bo charmed to
tiar your explanation." Aud ho put
down the rule with which ho had been
measuring oue of the printed columns
n the table beforo him.
t Without being asked Roger Oakley
seated himself In a chair by tho door.
He placed his hat and handkerchief on
a J corner of tho table and took off his
spectacles, which ho put Into their case.
Rydor watched him with curious Inter
est "I know wo could sottlo tills, Mr.
Rydor," said ho, with friendly simplic
ity. "You've boon unfair to my sou.
That was because you did not under
stand. When you do I am ccrtalu you
will do what you can to make right
the wrong you have done him."
A vicious, sinister smllo wreathed
Ryder's lips. He uoddod. "Go on."
, "Dannie's done uothlnir to you to
Harper & Brothers
mulso you wish to hurt lilni, for you
are hurting him. Ho doesn't admit It,
but 1 know."
"I hope to," said Ryder tersely. "1
should h.ito to think my energy had
been entirely wasted."
A look of pained surprise crossed
Ito;;er Oaklej's face. Ho was qulto
shocked at the un-Clirlstlan feeling
Griff was displaying. ""No, jou don't
mean that!" ho made haste to say.
"You can't menn It."
"Can't 1 ?" cynically.
Roger Oakley stole a glanco from
under his thick, bushy eyebrows at tho
editor. Ho wondered If an apt quota
tion from the Scriptures would be of
nny assistance. The moral logic with
which ho had intended to overwhelm
Iiyder staggered back.
him had somehow gone astiay. He
presented tho singular spectacle of a
man who was In tho wrong and who
knew he was In the wrong and was
yet determined to persist In It.
"There's something I'll toll you that
I haven't told any oue else." no
glanced again at Ryder to see tho ef
fect of tho proposed confidence, and
again the latter nodded for him to go
"I am going away. I haven't told
my son yet, but I've got It all planned,
and when I am gone you won't have
nny icason to hate Dannie, will you?"
"That's an admirable Idea, Mr. Oak
Icy, and If Dannie, as you call him, has
half your good sen&o he'll follow your
"No; ho can't leave. He must stay.
He's the mauager of the load," with
evident pride. "Ho's got to stay, but
I'll go. Won't that do Just ns well?"
a llttlo anxiously, for ho could not
fathom the loo'c on Ryder's dark face.
Ryder only gave htm a bmllo In an
swer, and ho continued hurriedly:
"You see, tho trouble's been about
mo aud my working in the shops. If
I hadn't come hero there'd have been
no strike. Ah for Dannie, ho's made a
man of himself. You don't know aud
I don't know how hard he's worked
and how faithful he's been. What I've
dono mustn't leflect on him. It all
happened when ho was a llttlo boy
so high," extending his baud.
"Mr. Oakley," said Ryder coldly and
Insultingly, "I propose, If I can, to
make this town too hot to hold your
son, uiitl I am grateful to you for tho
unconscious compliment you havo paid
mo by this visit."
"Dnrnilo don't know I came," quick
ly. "No, I don't suppose ho does. I tako
It It was nn Inspiration of your own."
Roger Oakley had risen from his
"What's Dannie over dono to you?"
he abked, with just tho least percept!
bio tremor In his tones.
Ryder bhrugged his shoulders. "Wo
don't need him in Antloch."
Tho old man mastered ills wrath and
"You can't afford to bo unfair, Mr.
Ryder. No ono can afioid to bu unfair.
You are too young u man to persevere
In what you know to bo wrong."
To matirtalu his composure required
u grout effort. In the riotous days of
bis youth ho had concluded most argu
ments lu which ho had becomu in
volved with his tlbta. Aged nnd bro
ken, his religion overlay his still vigor
ous physical strength but thinly, as a
veneer. Ho squared his massive bhoul
dors and stood erect, like a mail lu his
prime, and glowered heavily on tho
"I trust you havo always been ablo
to mako right your guiding star," re
torted Rydor jeorlugly. Tho auger In
stantly faded from the old convict's
face. Ho was icculled to himself.
Ordinarily that Is, lu tho presence
of others Rydor would havo felt bouud
to treat Roger Oakley with tho defer
enco due to his years. Alouc, as they
were, ho wus restrained by no such ob
ligation, lie was lu an unli mood.
and ho urocceded to ulvo it rein. I
"i wish you'a mina your own busi
ness," ho said suddenly. "What do
you meau by coming hero to tell me
what I ought to do? If you want to
know, I'll tell you what I'm going to
do. I nra going to hound you nnd that
precious sou of yours out of this part
of the country."
The old man straightened up again
as Rj der spoke. The restraint of years
dropped from him lu n twinkling. He
told hlui he was a scoundrel, and ho
prefaced it with nn oath, a slip ho did
not notice lu his excitement.
"Hey I What's that?"
"You're a scoundrell" repeated Roger
Oakley, white with rage. Ho took a
step around the table and cauio nearer
the editor. "I don't know but what 1
ought to break every bone In your
body I You arc trying to ruin my sou!"
Ho lilt tho table a mighty blow with
his clinched fist and, thrusting his head
forward, glared Into Ryder's face.
"You have turned his friends ngalnst
him. Why, he nlii't got none left any
more. They have all gone over to tho
other side. Aud you douo it, you dono
It, and It's got to stopl"
Ryder had been tnken aback for the
moment by Roger Oakley's fierce an
ger, which vibrated In his voice and
flashed lu his dark, sunken eyes.
"Get out of here!" he shouted, los
ing control of himself. "Get out or I'll
kick you out!"
"When I'm ready to go I'll loac," re
torted tho old man calmly, "and that
will bo when I've said my say,"
"You'll go now." Aud he shoved him
In the direction of the door, lho shove
was almost a blow, and as It fell on
his broad chest Roger Oakley gavo
a hoarse, lnaitlculatc cry and btruck
out with his heavy hand. Ryder stag
gered back, caught at tho end of tho
table as he plunged past It and fell his
length upon tho floor. The breath
whistled sharply fiom the old man's
lips. "There," ho muttered, "you'll
keep your hands off!"
Ryder did not bpeak or move. All
was hushed and still in tho room.
Suddenly a nervous chill seized the old
convict. Ho shook fiom head to heel.
"I didn't mean to hit you," ho bald,
speaking to the prostrate figure at his
feet. "Heie, let me help you."
He stooped and felt mound on the
floor until ho found Ryder's baud. Ho
released It Instantly to tako the lamp
from the table. Then he knelt beside
the editor. In tho corner whero tho
latter lay stood a rusty wood stove. In
his fall Griff's head had struck against
The lamp shook In Roger Oakley's
hand like a leaf In a gale. Ryder's
eyes were open and boomed to look
Into his own with a mute lcproach.
For the rest ho lay qulto limp, his head
twisted to ono side. Tho old man felt
of his heart. One or two minutes
elapsed. His bearing was ono of fe
verish Intensity. Ho heard three men
loiter by on the street' and tho sound
of thoir footfalls die off In the distance,
but Ryder's heart had ceased to beat.
Fully convinced of tbjs, ho returned
the lamp to the table and, sitting down
In the chair by the door, covered his
face with his hands and sobbed aloud.
Over and over he murmuied: "I've
killed him, I've killed him! Poor boy.
poor boy! I didn't go to do it!"
Presently he got up and made u sec
ond examination. Tho man was dead
past every doubt. His first Impulse
was to surrender himself to the town
marshal, as he had dono once before
under similar circumstances.
Then he thought of Dan.
No; ho must escape, and perhaps it
would never be known -who, had killed
Ryder. His death might eren be at-
'Vivo men pushed past him carrying the
bodu of Iiudcr between them.
trlhuted to an nccideut. In his excite
ment ho forgot tlio boy ho had met at
tlie door. That Incident had passed en
tirely from his nilnd, aud ho did not
remember tho meeting until days aft
erward. Ho had been utterly Indifferent to his
own danger, but now ho extinguished
the lamp nnd mado his way cautiously
into tho outer room and peered into
tho street. As ho crouched In tho dark
uess by thedoor ho heard tho town bell
strlko tho hour. Ho counted tho
strokes. It was 8 o'clock. An Instant
later mid ho was hurrying down tho
street, fleeing from the ghastly horror
of tho white, upturned face nnd tho
eyes, with their look of muto reproach.
When ho reached tho railroad track
at the foot of Main streot ho paused
"If I could oo Daunlo onco more,
Just onco more!" ho muttered under
his breath, but ho crossed tho tracks
jy r y vhM
wlth n single longing look turned to
ward the shops, a black blur In the
night a thousand yards distnut
Mnin street became a dusty country
road south of the trncUs. He left It at
this point and skirted a cornfield, going
In tho direction of the creek.
At tho shops Dan had waited supper
for lil) father until half past 7, when be
decided ho must have gone uptown,
probably to the Joyces'. So he had
eaten his supper alone. Then lie drew
bis chair in front of an open window
and lighted his pipe. It was veiy hot
In the olllco. and by and by ho carried
his lamp Into the pattern loom, where
he and his father slept. He arranged
their two cots, blow out. the light,
which seemed to add to the heat, partly
undressed aud lay down. He heard the
town bell strlko S and then the half
hour. Shortly after this he must have
fallen nsleep, for all at once ho awoke
with a start. From off in tho night a
confusion of sounds reached him. Tho
town boll was ringing the alarm. At
first ho thought It was a fire, but there
was no light In tho sky, aud the bell
rang on and on.
Ho got up and put on his coat and
hat and started out.
It was six blocks to tho Herald ofllce,
and as ho ncared It he could distin
guish a group of excited, half diesscd
men and women whero they clustered
on the sidewalk before the building. A
carriage was standing in tho btieet.
Ho elbowed Into the crowd unnoticed
nnd unrecognized. A small boy who
had climbed Into the low boughs of a
maple tree now shouted in a peifect
frenzy of excitement: "III, thes-'io
Cringing him out! Jimmy Smith's got
him by the legs!"
At the same moment Chris Berry
appeared in the doorway. The crowd
stood on tiptoe, breathless, tense and
"Drive up a llttlo closer, Tom," Ret
ry called to the man lu the carriage.
Then ho stepped to one side, and two
men pushed past him carrying the body
of Ryder between them. Tho crowd
gavo a groan.
(To bo continued.)
can fumii tho following
Thorough brecY Eggs at
$2.00 Per Setting
Rhode itland Reds
Uarred Plymouth Rocks
JOHN W. RLANAGAN
Send in rjHjudcrs Now
Eggs Shipped anywhere in tho
Flanagan & Bennett Bank
HI up ?IU,IHM
Does n general banking business and draws
ou the Bankf of cilifprnla, San Francisco
Calif., First Katlonil Bank Portland Or., Firsl
National Hank, Kclburg, Or., Hanoi er Na
tional llank, Now York, N. M. Itothchild &
Son, London, Englani
Also sell change onearlj all the principal
cities of Europe.
Accounts kept gubjcctlp
check, afc dcp'bslt
lock boxes for
cents a month or
(5. a J ear.
INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS
M. P. Pendergrass, Master
Leaves Maishfleld .7:30, 9:00,
and 10;v30 a.lm., and 1:00, 2:30
and 4:00 p
Leaves Nokh Bend at 8:15,
9:45 and 11
. m and 1:45,
cents; round trip, 2 cents.
Leaves Marshfield every
iviorning at svi, m, run
rung up LoosAfviver to
W. A. HARING
Dealer in Pflro Cieam Milk
and Buttenallk. Free do
livery to all irts of the city.
Wet Your Vh
tie Then Blow
J. R. HIjRJ
Ocejion N '
and Navigation Co.
TRAIN StniElUM5 NO. 2.
In Kffccl January 1, 100,.
All proyous schedules aro void.
Subjccto change without notice.
W. S.chandlcr, manager; F. A.
Lalse, fclght agent; general olllces,
Leave 9:00 a. m.Marslifield.
:30 a. m.u. it. junction.
:4G a. ln.jcoqulllo.
Arrive i0:30 a.m. (Myrtle Tolnt.
Leave 10: l a. m.Myrtlo Point.
12:0ui. B. II. Junction.
Arrive 12:30 pjin.Marsliflold.
Extra trains jvill run on dally
special orders. r,
Beaver Hill dally.
tains to and from
An n ouncements:
Open jntcrnoon and even
ings, lato 5 and 7 to 10,
week lays only.
25 cef ts for use of Rink
nts for those using
r own skater.
10 uwnls admission to
Spcci.il attention given to
heginiVis every after
Best of ftjdei always main
MASTERS & McXAIN
Mnialifleltlinil Ninth Bend
Wood and btlno block pavemants,
macadam null plank j-tieota, cow
er nnd wateiliimins, cement Hide
walks and culbs, plain and ieiir
forced concietVfoi huildini;. foun
dations and rertlniiiK wuIIh,
Fiie proolinjranY asphalt loofiiiL'
Crushed ioH!uXhiiildlni; stone.
urauing ami excaTtiiij,,
Steam IM Works
Ladies'nndGenL'garp ents clean-
r "X. I Attorncy-at-Law
1 1 Qfllco: Rogers building
y mrraiMad- - B Marsh field, Oregon
COKE A COKE,
I Marslifielfl, ... Oregon.
M,i,n ... mr i.
ncisuniiua "Ulna PIXLEV AS MAYIJEE,
P. GiNEUSON, Prop AMoi-neys-at-Lnw.
-J im!Jii lj! Ofilco oyer Myers' Store.
I Phone 701 A. . North Bend, Oro.
Wo repair till kfilda of Machinery, A
Steam and Oifc Knglncs, Guns and III- V
ccis. nest if ork our specialty. : : Real Estate Acents.
I)IER LAND bokpANlT
" Wcmnnufnctvio Castings In Iron and ,.
liionzo for Sa Mills and Logging Real Estato Brokers
Camps We maL; the best Shea es and
Road Spools for iW-crs. : : : Nortll Don(t . . . Oregon.
MARSHFIELD, OREGON JiHHiHHHH
I" McPliersonGinser Co. 1
Wholesale Jquor dealers I
Cigars andl saloon sup-
California Wjnesa Specialty I
iiiiiuu ior aiu classes ot n Front sCtaWiineld I
North Bei id Oregon " " lu
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Business Direcry '
E. E. STRAW, ilf D.
PHYSICIAN AND SUKOKON
Diseases of theEye, Ear, Noso
unci Throat a specialty.
Ollien in Locliliart's Building.
Marehfield, 1 Oregon
OIlloo opposite Unloli Furniture Store. Hnuri
10 to 1 and 2 to'JB
BpitUI atlcntron pTifd to (llnearc of the skin
urinary anil dlfrcsHie organs
it u P.mtilmi txnmlnol
Marshfiold, - - Oregon
1)H. J. W. INGRAM,
Physician nml Surgeon.
Ofllco over Sengatackon's Drug Store.
Phones Ofilco 1C21; resldonco 78'S
II. M. ItlCirAIlDSON,
Physician null Surgeon.
Diseases of eye, car, nose and throat
Ofllcf In Eldorado Block.
B. L. 0.FARKIN.
f Attorneya t-Law.
City Attorney. Deputy DiBt. Att'y.
Lockhart Building. Marshfiold, Oro
.1. M. UPTON,
Ofiloo over Flanagan & Benott
Uarshfiold, ... Oreco'
O. F. sMcKNI
Upstairs, Bennett & Walter block.
Marshtleld, - Oregon.
MARSHFIELlfand NORTH BEND
All work now done at
theNort Bend Plant
I .-.-.. a . , ,.--,.-, .-.- . ,. , r,
J. W. SNOVER
front Street, ;