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THE DAILY COOS HAY
TIMES, MARBnFIELD, OREGON, SATfRDAl', Jl'XE 8, 1007.
By A. CONAN DOYLE,
Author of "The Return of Sherlock Holmes'
COPYRIGHT, 1593. BY
(Continued from Thursday.)
Mvny, tnat Is tin unexpected pleas
ure," "You did not come for us, then?"
"No; wo ciime for the lady, nor
brother -was to have taken her In
his carriage. Her husband learned It,
and by a lying message ho coaxed
her Into his own, which was at an
other door. When Do Vlvonne found
that she did not coiivj and that her
rooms were empty ho made Inquiries
and soon learned how she had gone.
Do Montespan's arms had been seen
on the panel, and so the king sent me
hero with my troop as fast as wo could
"Ah, and you would have come too i
mte mm a strange cnanco not Drought
us hero. I know not who It was who
waylaid us, for this man seemed to
know nothing of the matter. How
ever, all that will bo clearer nftor
ward. What Is to be done now?"
"I have my own orders. Madamo Is
to be sent to Petit Bourg, and any
who are concerned In offering her vio
lence aro to bo kept until the king's
pleasure Is known. The castle, too,
must bo held for the king. Dut you,
Do Catlnat, you havo nothing to do
"Nothing save that I would like well
to rldo into Paris to seo that all Is
right with my undo and his daugh
ter." "Ah, that sweet little cousin of thlnel
By my soul,, I do not wonder that the
folk know you well in the Ruo St.
Martin. Well, I have carried a mes
sage for you once, and you shall do
as much for me now."
"With all my heart. And whither?"
"To Versailles. The king will be on
fire to know how we have fared. You
have tho best right to tell him, since
without you and your friend yonder It
would havo been but a sorry tale."
' "I will be there in two hours."
"Have you horses?"
"Ours were slain."
"You -will find some In the stables
hero. Pick the best, since you have
lost your own in tho king's service."
Tho advice wni too good to be over
looked. Do CiSmat, beckoning to
Amos Green, hurried away with him
to the stables, while Do Brlssac, with
a few short, sharp orders, disarmed tho
retainers, stationed his guardsmen all
over tho castle and arranged for the
removal of the lady and for the cus
tody of her husband. An hour later tho
two friends were riding swiftly down
tho country road, inhaling the sweet
air, which seemed the fresher for their
Into experience of the dank, foul va
pors of their dungeon.
TWO days after Mme. do Main
tenon's marriage to the king
there was held within the hum-
. bio walls of her llttlo room a
meeting which was destined to cause
untold misery to many hundreds of
thousands of people.
The time had come when tho church
was to claim her promise from ma
dame, and her pnlo cheeks and sad eyes
showed hov vain It had been for her
to try to drown tho pleadings of her
tender heart by the. arguments of tho
bigots around her. She know tho Hu
guenots of Franco. Who could know
them better, seeing that sho was her
self from their stock and had been
brought up In their faith? Sho knew
their patience, their nobility, their in-
ependence, their tenacity. What
chonco was there that they would con
form to tho king's wish? A few great
nobles might, but the others would
laugh at the galleys, tho jail, or oven
tho gallows, when tho faith of their
fathers was at stake. If their creed
wero no longer tolerated, then, and if
they remained true to It, they must
either fly from tho country or spend a
living death tugging at an oar or work
ing in a chain gang upon tho roads.
The eloquent Bishop Bossuet was
there, with Louvols, the minister of
ar, and tho thin, palo Jesuit, Father
Chaise, each piling argument upon
argument to overcome tho rcluctanco
of the king. Madame bent over her
tapestry and weaved her colored silks
In silence, while tho king leaned upon
his hand and listened with tho face of
a man who knows that he Is driven
and yet can hardly turn against tho
goads. On, the low table lay a paper,
with pen and Ink beside It. It was the
order for tho revocation, and it only
needed tho king's signature to make It
"And so, father, you aro of opinion
that If I stamp out heresy in this fash
ion I shall assuro my own salvation in
the next world?" ho asked.
"You will havo merited a reward."
"And you think so, too, M. Bishop?"
"Besides, sire," said Pero la Chaise
softly, "there would be little need for
stronger measures. As I have already
remarked to you, you aro so beloved In
your kingdom that tho mere assurance
that you had expressed your will upon
tho subject would bo enough to turn
them all to tho truo faith."
"I wish that I could think so, father;
; wish that I could think so. But what
It was his valet who had half opened
"Cantnln de Cntlnat Is hero, sire"
HARPER & BROTHERS
"Ask the captain to enter. All!" A
happy thought seemed to have struck
him. "We shall see what lovo for mo
will do In such a matter, for If it Is
anywhere to be found it must bo among
my own body servants."
The guardsman had arrived that in
stant from his long ride, and, leaving
Amos Green with the horses, ho had
come on at once, all dusty and travel
stained, to carry his message to the
king. He entered now and stood with
tho quiet case of a man who is used
to such scenes.
"What news, captain?"
"Major do Brlssac bade mo tell you,
sire, that ho held the castle of Portll
lac, that tho lady is safe and that her
husband is a prisoner."
Louis and his wife exchanged a quick
glance of relief.
"That Is well," said he. "By the
way, captain, you havo served me In
many ways of late and always with
success. I hear, Louvols, that Do la
Sallo Is dead of the smallpox."
"lie died yesterday, sire."
"Then I desiro that you make out
tho vacant commission of major to
M. de Catinat. Lot me be tho first to
congratulate you, major, upon your
Do Catlnat kissed the hand which
tho monarch held out to him.
"May I bo worthy of your kindness,
"You would do what you could to
servo me, would you not? Then I
shall put your fidelity to tho proof."
"T am ready for any proof."
"It Is not a very severe one. You
see this paper upon the table. It is
an order that all the Huguenots In my
dominions shall give up their errors,
under pain of banishment or captivity.
Now I havo hopes that there are many
of my faithful subjects who aro nt
fault In this matter, but who will ab
jure it when they learn that it is my
clearly expressed wish that they
should do so. Do you follow me?"
"Yes, sire." The young man had
turned deadly pale, and he shifted hLi
feet and opened and clasped his handu.
"You are yourself a Huguenot, I un
derstand. I would gladly havo you,
then, as a first fruit of this great meas
ure. Let us hear from your own lips
that you, for one, are ready to follow
the lead of your king."
The young guardsman still hesitated,
though his doubts wero rather as to
how he should frame his reply than as
to what Its i-uhstanco should be. He
felt that in an Instant Fortune had
wiped out all the good turns which she
had done him during his past life and
that now, far from being In her debt,
he held a heavy score against her. The
king arched his eyebrows and drum
med his fingers impatiently as he
glanced at the downcast face and de
"Why all this thought?" he cried.
"You aro a man whom I have raised
and whom I will raise. He who has c
major's epaulets at thirty may carry a
marshal's baton at fifty. Your past is
mine, and your future shall be no less
so. What other iiopes have you?"
"I have none, sire, outside your serv
ice." "Why this silence, then? Why do
you not give the assurance which I de
mand?" "I cannot do it, sire. It Is impossible.
I should have no more peace in my
mind or respect for myself If I knew
that for tho sake of position or wealth
I had given up tho faith of my fa
thers." "Man, you are surely mad! There is
all that a man could covet upon one
side, and what Is there upon the other?"
"There is my honor."
"Aud Is it, then, a dishonor to em
brace my religion?"
"It would bo a dishonor to me to em
brace it fo'r tho sake of gain without
believing In it."
"Then believe it."
"Alas, sire, a man cannot force him
self to believe. Belief Is a thing which
must come to him, not he to It."
"On my word, father," said Louis,
glancing, with a bitter smile, at his
Jesuit confessor, "I shall have to pick
tho cadets of the household from your
semluary, since my officers have turned
casuists and theologians. So, for the
last time, you refuse to obey my re
quest?" "Oh, sire" Do Catinat took a step
forward, without outstretched bands
and tears In his eyes.
But the king checked him with a ges
ture. "I desiro no protestations," said
bo. "I Judge a man by bis acts. Do
you abjure or not?"
"I cannot, sire."
"You see," said Louis, turning again
to tho Jesuit, "It will not bo as easy
as you think."
"This man Is obstinate, It is true, but
many others will bo more yielding."
Tho king shook his bead. "I would
that I knew what to do," said ho.
"Madame, I know that you at least
will ever give mo tho best advice. You
have heard all that has been said.
What do you recommend?"
Sho kept her eyes still fixed upon
her tapestry, but her voice was Arm
and clear as she answered;
"You havo.yourself said that you are
tho eldest sou of 'the church. If the
eldest son desert her, then who will
do her bidding?"
Tsuila tontr uu tin nan tram tha tatila
and drew the paper toward him.
"I havo the same counsel, then, from
all of you," s.tld ho; "from you, bishop;
from you, madamo; from you, abbe,
and from you, Louvols. Well, If 111
come from it, may it not be visited up
on me. But what Is this?"
Do Catlnat had taken a step forward
with his hand outstretched. His ar-
"Do not slyn It, sire," he cried.
dent, impetuous nature had suddenly
broken down all the barriers of cau
tion, and ho seemed for tho Instant to
see that countless throng of men, wo
men nnd children of his own faith, al'
unable to say a word for themselves
and all looking to h!an as their cham
piou itud spokesman.
"Do not sign it, sire," he cried. "You
will live to wish that your hand had
withered ere It grasped that ncn. I
know It, sire; I am sure of it. Con
sider all these helplcs folk tho little
children, the young girls.- tho old an-'
tho feablo. Their creed is themselves.
As well ask tho leaves to change tho
twigs on which tliey grow. They could
not change. At most you could but
hope to turn them from licnest folk
into hypocrites. And why should you
do It? They honor you. They lovo you.
They harm none. They aro proud to
servo In your armies, to fight for you,
to work for you, to build up the great
ness of your kingdom. I implore you,
sire, to think again before you sign
an order which will bring misery and
desolation to so many."
For a moment tho king had hesitated
as ho listened to Uio short, abrupt sen
tences In which the soldier pleaded for
his follows, but his face hardened
again as he remembered how even ills
own personal entreaty had been un
able to prevail with this young Handy
of the court.
"Franco's religion shguld be that of
France's king," said he, "and If my
own guardsmen thwart 'tno in such a
matter I must find others who will be
more faithful. That major's commis
sion In tho mousquetalres must go to
Captain do Belmont, Louvols."
"Very good, sire."
"And Do Catlnat's commission may
be transferred to Lieutenant Laba
doyero." "Very good, sire."
"And I nni to serve you no longer?"
"You aro too dainty for my service."
De Catlnat's arms fell listlessly to
his side, and Ills head sank forward
upon his breast. Then, as he realized
the ruin of all the hopes of Ills life
nnd the cruel injustice with which ho
had been treated, he broko into a cry
of despair and rushed tiom tho room
with the hot tears of Impotent nnger
running down ills face. So, sobbing,
gesticulating, with coat unbuttoned
aud lint awry, he burst into tho stable
where placid Amos Green was smok
ing his pipe nnd watching with critical
eyes, the grooming of tho horses.
"To Paris! To Paris!" shouted the
guardsman frantically. If I am ruined
I may yet bo In time to save them. Tho
It was clear to the American that
some sudden calamity had befallen, so
ho aided his comrado nnd the grooms
to saddle and bridle. Five minutes
later they were Dying upon their way,
and In little more than an hour their
steeds, nil reeking and foam flecked,
were pulled up outside tho high house
in tho Bue St. Martin. Do Catinnt
sprang from his saddle and rushed up
stairs, while Amos followed In his own
Tho old Huguenot and his beautiful
daughter wero seated nt one side of
tho great fireplace, her hand in his,
and they sprang up together, she to
throw herself wltli a glad cry Into
tho arms of her lover nnd ho to grasp
tho hand which his nephew held out
At tho other sldo of tho fireplace,
with n very long pipo In his moutli
and a cup of wlno upon a settle beside
him, sat a strange looking man, with
grizzled hair and beard, a fleshy, red,
projecting noso and two llttlo gray
eyes, which twinkled out from under
huge briudlcd brows. His long, tlilu
face was laced and seamed with wrin
kles, crossing and recrosslng every
where, but fanning out In hundreds
from tho corners of ills eyes. It was
set in an unchanging expression, and
as it was of tho same color all ovr,
as dark as tho durkest walnut, it might
havo been somo quaint figurehead cut
out of a coarso grained wood. Ho was
clad in a blue sergo Jacket, a pair of
red breeches smeared at the knees
with tnr, clean gray worsted stockings,
largo steel buckles over his coarse,
square toed shoes, nnd besldo him,
balanced upon tho top of a thick oaken
cudgel, was a weather stained silver
laced hat. nia gray shot hair was
(To Be Continued.)
WANTED. Good family horse; bay
mare preferred. F. A. Golden.
FOB SALE Household goods for
sale and houso for rent. Address
Mrs. J. F. Bowman, Marshfield.
FOB BENT. Rooms in the Rogers
building; suites or singly. Apply
S. C. Rogers, steamer Coos River,
or E. O. Hall, A street.
FOR SALE. G2 acres for farming
land, 2D acres already burnt and
2 acres good bottom land, ?25 per
acre. Jackob Mattson, North Inlet.
Half cash and remainder on time.
FOR SALE A farm of 80 acres on
Daniels' Creek. Address E. R.
Jones. Box 110, Marshfield. 5-2C-1
WANTED A girl for general house
work; good wages. Mrs. I. S.
Kaufman. 5-2 C-l
FOR SALE Two Lots In West
Marshfield. Both for $425. In
quire I. S. Kaufman & Co.
WANTED Position as cook in
boarding house or camp. Dora A.
Barber, Plat B. 5-29-3
WANTED First class waist hand
and skirt hand. Mrs. A. ohnnn
FOR SALE A first class milk cow.
For particulars inquire J. O. Stoops.
FOR SALE A small improved farm.
This is a bargain. Apply at Hall
& Hall's office. 6-1-1
FOR SALE Household Furniture.
W. L. Spear, corner Virginia and
WANTED Boy or girl, 1C years old
or over, to learn the cigar making
trade; wages paid while learning.
Apply over Times Building, Coos
Bay Cigar Co.
FOR RENT. Two furnished rooms,
Third and Chestnut, across from
the Chinese Laundry. Mrs. Acron.
"WANTED Girl for general house
work. Good wages. Apply Mrs.
I. S. Kaufman.
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE fo)
home In Marshfield, 80-acre farm
in New York State. Inquire of
4onn Leake. Marshfield.
WANTED Girl to wash dishes
tho Palm Ice Cream Parlor.
WANTED Three or four carper
ters to work on J. E. Oren's barn,
Apply W. H. Bohlen.
WANTED By young man of good
habits, board in private family.
Address Z CC, care Times.
WANTED Two dining room girls
and a dishwasher. Hotel Oregon,
If you don't see any fun in
Marshfield drop around to the
shooting gallery on Front St,
Prizes offered for best shots.
Leaves Marshfield every
Morning at 5 a, m. run
ning up Coos River to
Wet Your Whistle Then Blow
J. R. HERRON, Prop.
Front Street) : : Marshfield, Orecon
W. A. HARING
Dealer in Pure Cream Milk
and Buttermilk. Freo de
livery to all parts of flic city.
- ...J.J..i.iJ-,-ff.- n .. rjAumnrmw
Now and Modern
Sample Rooms in Connection
NORTH BEND, ORE.
Simpson Lumber Co. to Flor
ence Chapman, lots 7 and 8,
blk 42, North Bend, deed .
and Navigation Co.
TRAIN SCHEDULE NO. 2.
In Effect Jnnunry 1, 1007.
All previous schedules aro void.
Subject to change without notice.
W. S. Chandler, manager; F. A.
Laise, freight agent; general offices,
Leave 9:00 a. m.Mnrshflcld.
9:30 a. jn.B. H. Junction.
9:45 a. m.jcoqulllo.
Arrive 10:30 a.m.JMyrtlo Toint.
Leave 10:45 a. m.Myvtlo Point.
10:30 a. m.jcoqulllo.
12:00 m. B. H. Junction.
Arrive 12:30 p.m.Mnrshfield.
Extra trains will run on dally
special orders. Trains to and from
Beaver Hill dally.
Of all descriptions.
House painting, pa
per hanging, grain
ing, carriage paint
Strictly pure stock
sold on all jobs.
Opposite Bear's Livery
Nelson Iron Works
P. E. NELSON, Prop
Wo repair all klnila of Machinery,
Steam and Gas KngliiCB, Guns and III
ejcles. Best of work pur Specialty. : :
Wc manufacture Castings In Iron and
Ilionzo for Saw Mills and Logging
Camps. Wo make tho best Sheaves tnl
Itotid Spools for Loggers. : : :
MARSHFIELD, - - OREGON
R H. BRIGHAM
ARCHITECT AND SUPERINTENDENT
Plans and specifications
made for all classes of
North Bend, Oregon
M. P. Pendergrass, Master
Leaves Marshilold 7:30, 9:00,
and 10:30 a. m and 1:00, 2:30
and 4:00 p. m.
Leaves North Bend at 8:15,
9:45 and 11:15 a. m., and 1:45,
3:15 and 5:00 p. m.
Makes dally trips except Sun
days. Faro: Ono way, 15
cents; tound trip, 25 cents.
Steam Dye Works
Ladies' and Gents' garn.ents clean
ed or dyed.
Philip Becker, Proprietor.
E. E. STRAW, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SUHOKON
Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose
and Throat a specialty?
Oillco in Lockhart's Building.
Oflloe opposite Union Furnfluro Store, floun
10 to lancl 2 to 5
Bpeclnl nttcntfon pnfd to diseases of tho skin
urinary niirtdlgestlvo organs
U. 8'.' Pension examlnci
I)K. J. W. INGRAM,
Physician and Surgeon.
Office over Sengstackon's Drug Store.
Phones Ofllco 1621; residence 783.
li. M. RICHARDSON,
Physician nnd Surgeon.
Diseases of eye, ear, nose and throat
Offlce In Eldorado Block.
E. L. o. farrin.
City Attorney. Deputy Dlst. Att'y.
Lockhart Building. Marshfield, Oro.
L. A. L1LJEQVIST, LAWYER,
United States Commissioner,
U. S. Land Matters.
Filings, Entries, Proofs, Contests, etc.
,1. M. UPTON,
.1. AV. BENNETT,
Ofllco over Flanagan & Bennett
Marshfield, ... Oregon.
c. v. Mcknight,
Upstairs, Bennett ' & Walter block.
Marshflold, - - - Oregon.
J. W. SNOVER
Ofllco: Rogers building
COICE & COKE,
Marshfield, ... Oregon.
PIXLEY & MAYBEE,
Ofllco over Myers' Store.
Phono 701 . . . North Bend, Ore.
Real Estate Agents.
DIER LAN1 COMPANY
Real Estate Brokers
North Bend, ... Oregon.
MR. ALBERT ABEL,
Contractor for Teaming of nil kinds.
McPlierson Ginser Co.
Wholesale liquor dealerB
, Cigars and saloon sup
plies. California Wines a Specialty
Front St., Marshfield
i MARSHflf'O and NORTH BEND
All work how done at
the North Bend Plant
North Bend Phone 1031
Marshfield Phone 1804