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S " . DAILY COOS UVY IM- VnSW ""g. THURSDAY, JCTW 0, 1007,
THE DAILT COOS BAY XIMB9, MARSIIFIKLD, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 0, 100i.
Bu A. CONAN DOYLE,
Author of "The Return of Sherlock Holmes"
JQ (Continued from Wednesday.)
" u-nu Kiug-s eyes una cnugnr. Hie aagrj
glenm which Bhot from hers, nnd yet
ho strovo hard to set a curb upon bis
temper, no felt that It wns for him
to do so, nnd yet It did not corrio kindly
to his imperious nnturc.
"There Is nothing to bo gnlned, mn
dnme," said ho, "by using words which
arc neither seemly for your tongue nor
for my enrs. You will do mo the Jus
tlco to confess that where I might com
mnnd I am now entreating."
"Oh, you show too much considera
tion, sire I Our relations of twenty
years or bo can scarce suffice to ex
plain such forbearance from you."
"Your words nro bitter, madamc.
Prancolso, bo reasonable, I implore you.
Wo hnvo both left our youth behind."
"The allusion to my years comes
gracefully from your lips."
"Ah, you distort my words. Then I
slinll say no more. You mny not boo
mo ngalu, madamc. Is there no ques
tion which you would wish to ask me
before I go?"
"Good God," sho cried, "is this a
mnn? lias it a heart? Arc these the
lips which have told mo so often thnt
ho loved me? Aro these tho eyes
which hnvo looked so fondly Into
mine? Can you then thrust away a
woman whoso life hns been yours as
you put away the St. Germain palace
when n more showy one was ready for
you? And this Is the end of nil those
vows, those sweet whispers, those per
suasions, those promises this!"
"Nay, lnndnme, this Is painful to both
"Pain! Whero Is the pain In your
face? I 6ee anger in It because I have
dared to speak truth. I see Joy in It
because you feel that your vilo task
"My patience can bear no more!"
cried the king furiously. "I leave you,
raadame, nnd forever!"
But her fury had swept all fear and
discretion from her mind. Sho step
ped between tho door nnd him, her
face flushed, her eyes blazing, her fnco
thrust n little forward, ouo small white
satin slipper tnpping upon the carpet.
"You are In haste, sire? She is wait
ing for you doubtless. But It was a
disappointment last night, was it not,
my poor Biro? Ah, and for tho govern
ess, what n blow! Great heaven, what
a blow! No archbishop, no marriage,
nil tho pretty plan gone wrong! Was
It not cruel?"
Louis gazed at tho beautiful, furious
faco In bewilderment, and It Hashed
across his mind that perhaps her grief
had turned her brain. What else could
be the meaning of this wild talk of the
archbishop nnd tho disappointment? It
would bo unworthy of him to speak
harshly to one who was so afflicted.
Ho must soothe her, and, above all, ho
must got awny from her.
"You have had the keoping of a
good ninny of roy fnmily Jewels," said
he. "I bog thnt you will still rctnin
them as a small sign of my regard."
Ho had hoped to plenso her and to
calm her, but in an Instant she wa?
over at her treasure cupboard hurling
doublo LunUfuls of precious stones
down at his feet. They clinked and
rattled, tho Uttlo pellets of red nnd
yellow nnd green, rolling, glinting over
tho floor nnd rapping up ngainst tho
oak panels nt tho base of tho walls.
"They will do for tho governess if
tho archbishop comes at last!" sho
Ho was more convinced than over
that sho hud lost her wits. A thought
struck him by which ho might appeal
to nil that was softer nnd more gentle
in her nnture. He stepped swiftly to
tho door, pushed It half open nnd gnve
a whispered order. A youth with long
golden hair waving down over his
black velvet doublet entered the room.
It was her youngest son, tho Count of
"I thought thnt you would wish to
bid him farewell," said Louis.
Sho stood -staring as though unnblo to
realtzo the significance of his words.
Then It was borno suddenly in upon
her that her children ns well ns her lov
er wero to bo taken from her, that this
other woman should sco them nnd
spenk with them nnd win their lovo
whllo sho was far away. All that was
ovll and bitter In the woman flushed
suddenly up in her until for tho instant
sho was what tho king had thought her,
If her son was not for her then ho
should bo for none. A Jeweled knifo
lay among her treasures ready to her
hand. She caught ft up nnd rushed at
tho cowering lad.
Louis screamed nnd rnn forwnrd to
stop her, but another had becu swifter
than ho. A woman had dnrted through
tho open door and had caught tho up
raised wrist. There was" n moment's
struggle, two queenly figures swnyed
AHd Strained, nnd tho knifo dropped
botween their feet. TJio frightened
Louis caught it up, and, seizing liLs
llttlo son by tho wrist, bo rushed from
tho apartment. Prancolso do Montes
pan Btaggered bnck ngnlnst tho otto
mnn to find herself confronted by tho
steady oyes nnd set fnco of that other
Francolse, tho woman whoso presenco
fell llko a shadow at every turn of her
"I havo saved you, madame, from
doing that which you would havo been
ho firs tn hnwoll I
tho first to bewail.
IIAHPER & BROTHERS
am n ii in a mgiy
uitvun luu 10 mis you, wi.um l iricnuu
A iconinn had darted through the open
up when you wero hard pressed for a
crust of bread or a cup of sour wine.
What had you? You had nothing
nothing except a name which was u
laughingstock. And what did I give
you? I gave you everything. You
know that I gave you everything
money, position, tho entrance to the
court. You had them nil from me.
And now you mock mo!"
"Madame, I do not mock you. I
pity you from tho bottom of my heart."
"Pity? Ha, ha! A Mortomnrt Is
pitied by the widow Scnrron! Your
pity may go where your gratitudo Is,
and where your character Is. Wo shall
be troubled with it no longer then."
"Your words do not pnln me. I hnvo
never had an evil thought toward you."
"None toward hie? Oh, woman,
"What havo I done, then? Tho king
came to my room to see tho children
taught. Ho stayed. He talked, no
asked my opinion on this and that
Could I bo silent, or could I sny other
than what I thought?"
"And so, by your own confession,
you stole tho king's lovo from me, most
virtuous of widows!"
"I had nil gratitude nnd kindly
thought for you. You have, ns you
have so often reminded me, been my
benefactress. It was not necessary
for you to say It, for I had never for
an Instant forgotten it."
"Pah! Your hypocrisy sickens me!
If you pretend to bo a nun, why aro
you not where tho nuns nre? I wns
honest, nnd what I did I did before
tho world. You, behind your pi-Jests
nnd your directors nnd your prie-dious
nnd your mlssnls do you think that
you deceive me as you deceive others?"
Her antagonist's gray eyes sparkled
for the first time, and sho took a quick
stop forward, with one white hand half
lifted In rebuke.
"You may speak as you will of me,"
she said. "To me it Is no more than
tho foolish parrakeet that chatters in
your anteroom. But do not touch up
on things which are sacred. Ah, If you
would but raise your own thoughts to
such things If you would but turn
them lnwnrd nnd see before it Is too
lnte how vile nnd foul Is this llfo which
you have lodl What might you not
have done? His soul wns In your
hands like clay for the potter. If you
had raised him up, If you had led him
on tho higher pnth, if you had brought
out all that was noblo and good within
him, how your name would havo been
loved and blessed from the chateau to
the cottage! But no. You dragged him
down, you wasted his youth, you drew
him from his wife, you marred his
manhood. Take heed, madame, for
God's sako take heed ero It bo too Jato!
For all your beauty thero can bo for
you, as for mo, n few short years of
life. Then, when that brown hair Is
white, when that white cheek Is sunk
en, when that bright eye Is dimmed
nh, ihen God pity tho sin stained soul
of Francolso do Montospanl"
Her rival had sunk her head for the
moment before tho solemn words and
tho beautiful oyes. For an Instant sho
stood silent, cowed for tho first tlmo In
all her life, but then tho mocking, de
fiant spirit camo back to her, and sho
glanced up with a curling lip.
"I am already provided with a spir
itual director, thank you," said Pho.
"Ob, madame, you must not think to
throw dust In my eyes! I know you
nnd know you well!"
"On the contrary, you seem to know
less than I had expected. If you know
mo so well, pray what am I?"
All her rival's bitterness nnd hatred
rang In tho tones of her answer, "You
nre," said she, "the governess of my
children and tho secret mistress of tho
"You nro mistnken," nnswered Mme.
do Mnlntenon serenely, i am the gov-
Mnnnn nt sta sklilllinn nnd T
"" H " uo-
FTEN hnd De Montcspan fclgn-
eu n mint In the days when
sho wished to dlsnnn tho nn
ger of the kluir. But now
sho knew whnt it wns to hnvo tho
senses struck out of her by n word.
Sho could not doubt the truth of whnt
she heard. Thero was that in her rival's
face, In her steady eye, in her quiet
voice, which carried absolute convic
tion with It. Sho stood stunned for an
instant, panting, her outstretched hands
feeling nt tho nir, her defiant eyes dull
ing nnd glnzlng. Then with n short
sharp cry, the wnll of ono who hns
fought hnrd nnd yet knows thnt sho
can light no more, her proud head
drooped and sho fell forwnrd senseless.
Mme. de Mnlntenon stooped jind
raised her up In her stroua wiilto
nras. There were true grief nnd pity
In her eyes ns sho looked down nt the
snow-pale faco which lay against her
bosom, nil tho bitterness nnd pride
gone out of it nnd nothing left snve tho
tear which sparkled under tho dork
lashes and tho petulant droop of tho
lip, llko that of a child which hns wept
Itself to sleep. Sho laid her on tho
ottoman and placed a silken cushion
under her head. Then sho gathered
together and put back Into tho open
cupboard nil the Jewels which wero
scnttercd nbout tho enrpot. Hnving
locked It and placed the key on n table
whero its owner's eye would readily
fall upon it, sho struck n gong which
summoned tho page.
"Your mistress Is Indisposed," said
she. "Go nu;l bring her umids to her."
And so, hnving done nil thnt lay with
her to do, she turned away from the
great silent room where, nmld the vel
vet and the gliding, her beautiful rival
lay llko a crushed flower, helpless and
Helpless enough, for what could sho
do? And hopeless, too, for bow could
fortune aid her? The instant thnt her
senses had come bnck to her she had
sent awny her waiting women mid lay
with clasped hands nnd n drawn fnce
planning out her own weary future.
Sho must go, that was certain. Her
spirit was broken nt last. She must
accept defeat, nnd she must go.
Sho rose from the couch feeling that
she had aged ten years in an hour.
Thero was much to be done nnd little
tlmo In which to do It. Sho-had cast
down her Jewels when the king had
spoken as though they would ntone for
tho loss of his love. But now that the
lovo was gone there was no reason
why the Jewels should be lost too. If
she had ceased to bo tho most power
ful, she might still be tho richest wo
man In France. There wns 'her pen
sion, of course. Thnt would bo a mu
nificent one, for Louis wns nlways
generous. And then thero was all the
spoil which she hod collected during
these long years, the Jewels, the pearls,
the gold, the vases, the pictures, tho
crucifixes, the watches, the trinkets
together they represented many mil
lions of llvres. With her own hands
she packed awny the most precious nnd
portnblo of them, while she nrranged
with her brother for the safe keeping
of tho others. By evening nil wns
ready, and she had arranged thnt her
property should be sent nfter her fo
Petit Bourg, to which castlo she in
tended to retire.
It wnnted half nn hour of the time
fixed for her depnrture when n young
cnvaller whose faco was strange to her
was u&hered Into her room.
Ho came with n message from her
"M. do Vlvonne regrets, madame,
that .the rumor of your departure has
got abroad among the court."
"Whnt do I care for that, monsieur?"
"He says, madamc, that tho courtiers
may assemble nt the west gnto to seo
you go; thnt Mme. de Neullly will be
thero, nnd the Duchcsse do Chnmbord
Tho Indy shrunk with horror nt tho
thought of such an ordeal. To drive
away from tho palace where she had
been more than queen under the scorn
ful eyes nnd blttor gibes of pcrsonnl
"Tell my brother, monsieur, thnt I
should bo obliged If ho would mako
"Ho undo mo sny thnt ho had done
"Ah! At what hour, then?"
"Now. As soon ns possible."
"I nm ready. At the west gate,
"No. At tho east. Tho carrlago
"And whero Is my brother?"
"We are to pick him up at tho park
gate, no Is watched, and were ho
seen beside tho carriage all would bo
"Very good. Then, monsieur, If you
will take my cloak nnd this ensket wo
may start at onco."
They made their way by n circuitous
routo through tho less used corridors,
sho hurrying on llko a guilty creature,
n hood drawn over her face and her
heart In n flutter at every 6tray foot
fall. But fortune stood her friend.
She mot no ono nnd soon found her
self nt tho enstern postern gute. A
couplo of phlegmatic Swiss guardsmen
loaned upon their muskets upon cither
side, and tho lamp abovu shouo upon
the carrlago which awaited her. Tho
door was open, and n tnll cavalier
swathed (n n black clonk handed her
Into It. He then took tho seat opposite
to her, slammed tho door, nnd the
cnlecho rattled nwny down tho main
It hnd not surprised her that this mnn
should Join her Inside tho coach, for it
was usual to havo n guard there, nnd
ho wns doubtless tnklng the plnco
which her brother would afterward oc
cupy. That was all natural enough
out wncn ten minutes piisseu uy uu
he hnd neither moved nor spoken she
peered nt him through tho gloom wlt
somo curiosity. At Inst tho sllenco Inv
pressed her with a vaguo uneasiness,
It wns tlmo to bring it to an end.
(To Bo Continued.)
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tartod fnmily yfso; bay
feVred. F. A. JKolden.-
mare preferred. F. A.
FOR SALE-Vftousehold dffoda for
sale nnd liYuso for rcntA Address
Mrs. J. F.flJpwmnn, Maslmcld.
FOR RENT. Rooms ljrthc Rogers
building; suites op'slngly. Apply
S. C. RogCTS, Reamer Coos River,
or E. O. Hall; A street,
land, 25 .acres nlrcad
JllUUB UILUilUA LVUIIIl. uuu
2 acres pod bottom lA", ?25 per
aero. Ja :kdb Mattsonv North Inlet.
Hnif ensh am) rcmnlAderYn tlmo.
'fnrm of 801
girl for gonje
FOR SALE 'N
wo f Lots
totIf for $4
quire I. S. Kfi
'man & Co.
boarding house ilr ci
lnt B. l
WANTED First .'class
and skirt hand
lirst clnss milk cow.
I - '.V.
s Inquire J. O. aoops.
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& Hairs oi
FOR SALE RIGHT A15-000 stock
merchandise, M)odfve town. Pa
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FOR SALE A, pnylng -Restaurant;
clenrs ?200 a mpnthr Pnciflc Real
Estate Co., CoculTe, Ore,
PonV, SluU and
monograiA "M" on ou.
other tlungst reward
. . . ji i i i
W. L. Sft
aar, corner Virr
WANTED toot orl girl, lGWeifrs old
or over, torearnthe clgai making
trade; wnms pnid while yearning.
Apply over Virnoa BuildliiV, Coos
Bay Cigar) C6.
nit, across from
GlpKfor tenotni house-
Goo(l Vnges. Aijply Mrs.
A gitfl uj was
'alnYlce Creahi PavBoi
waah dishes at
WANTEdWtwo dining Joora girls
nnd a dwhwasher, Hotel Oregon,
If you .don't se&ariy fun in
Marshffldd drop aroOnd to the
shootineVallery bnFrbnt St.
Morning at 5 a.
ning yup L.oos
Wet YVSuV Whistle
Dealel 'A- Puro CrVftm Milk
nnd jiutteruiUk. ui'i-eo do
liverto all pnrts)iflie city.
oniH in Connection
Vs. I. S.
A 5-2 C-l
I. 3. A
Prizes offered for best shots.
L S Z
and Navigation Co.
TRAIN SCIIED-1LE NO. 2.
In Effcc January 1, 1007.
All prevlou schedules nro Told.
Subject tochnnge without notice
W. S. Chnndlor, manager: F. A.
Lalse, frelgfit ngent; general offlxes,
Except Sunday. Stations.
Leavo 9:d0 a. m.Marshflold.
9:30 a. m.B. II. Junction.
9:435 a. m.CoquilIo.
Arrive 10:lo a.m.Myrtlo Point.
i tet'i ii'- tii-Au
Leave 10:45 tL m.Myrtlo Point.
1 0 : 3 Kn.V m.Cciiuillo.
12:00 M B. H. Junction.
Arrive 12:S0 pin.Marshfleld.
Extra trains Vvlll run on dally
special orders. "Brains to and from
Beaver Hill daily.
ing carriage paint-
Strictly pure stoc
foldlon all jobs.
e Bearfs Livery
N&lson Iron Work
P. Ef NELSON,
fr nil kinds of
Steam iinif (las Engines, GunB
cycles. Uftst of work our Spec!
We manufacture Castings In Iron na
llronzcJ for 8nw Hills aniv lagging
Campsf Womyko tlio best Hlieavcsi til
Road spools foe Loggers.
R Hi BRIOHAM
North Bend, OVegon
Mj P. Periaergras, Master
and lOaoVi. m., and liOO, 2:30
nnd 4:w) p. m.
North Bend tt 8:16.
11:15 a. rnf, and 1:45,
5:00 p. nf.
ally trips excent Sun-
ro: One wax. 15
cents; round trip? 25 cent
A C Street y
Ladies' nnd Gents' garn.entH:lcnn-
ol or uyeu. I
Philip Becker, Prowietor.
I Of all descriotions.
H I I M
hi iii mi -in fammtmm
E. E. STRAW, M.D.
PHYSICIAN An SURGEON
Diseases of the iEye, Ear, Nose,
nnd Threat a specialty.
Office in Lockhart'B Building.
Offlao opposite Union Furniture Store. Houhri
10 to 12and 2 toM f
Bpoclal attention paid to diseases of the (lain
urinary anu digestive organs
IT. ftPntiafnn nvamlnn.
DR. J. W. INGRAM,
Physician nnd Surgeon.
Office OTor Songstackcn's Drug Store.
Phones OClco 1621; residence 783.
II. M. RICHARDSON,
Physician nnd Surgeon.
Diseases of eyo, ear, noe and throat
Oflfco in Eldorado Block.
E. L. O. FARRIN.
City Attornoy. Denuty DIsL Atfr.
Lockhnit Building. Marshfield, Ore.
L. A. HILJEQVIST, LAWYER,
United States Commissioner,
tt a t n..i ir.unu
Entries, Proofs, Contests, etc.
Marsh! eld. ... Oregon.
J. W. BENNETT,
Office over Flanagan & Bennett
Marsh'flbld, ... Oregon.
o. f. Mcknight,
Upstairs, Bennett & Walter bloclc
Marshfield, ... Oregon.
J. W. SNOVER
Office: Rogers building
A t torn i v-nt-Tjn w.
Marshfloldl ... Oregon.
Offlco pvor Myers' Store.
Phono 701 A . . North Bend, Ore.
Real Estate Agents.
DIER LANI VCOMPANY
Real Estate Brokers
North Bond, - Oregon.
MR. ALBERT ABJL,
Contractor for Teaming of all kinds.
Mcnierson Ginser, Co.
Wnolsalo liquor (lelera
Cigjyrs and saloonXsup-
California Wine s Specialty
Front St., Manjhfield
MARSHHPD.Bd NORTH BEND
All work nowAdone at
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North Bend Phone 1031
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