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Bu A. CONAN DOYLE,
Author of "The Return of Sherlock Holmes
COPYRIGHT. 1803. BY HAHPEK & BROTHERS
(Continued from Saturday.)
,..r nun neon too occuuieu ro
Lfe notice of this singular Individual.
ut Amos ureen guvo u buuul ul uw
,lt nt the sight of him, and ran for-
fc-ard to greet Mm.
F..miv. Captain Ephralm," cried
Laos in English, "who -over would
ave thought or iiuuhib y" 1U ' -""
atlnat, this is my ota incnu ajjuruiui
arage, under wnoso cuuibu j. uiu
"Anchor's npeaic, lau, aim iuu
..-fcna iinwn." said the stranger In
,e peculiar drawling voice which tho
ugmnuers uuu iuui-u "u"
o Jibgllsh Puritans.
'And when do you sail"
"As soon as your root is on ner uecu,
rrovldcnco serve us wiui wmu anu
de. And how nas an gone mui uiuu,
"Right well. I have much to ten you
inn rntlnnt and his relatives were far
L puiriossed with their own affairs to
.. n (linntrht to tho others. De Catl-
Eit told his tale In a few short, bitter
Intcnces, thn lnjustlco that had been
lone him, his dismissal from tho king's
.rvlee and tho ruin which had come
ton tho Huguenots of France. Adele,
is the angel instinct or woman,
-t only of her lover anu uis mis
..nVa ns Rho listened to his story.
lit the old merchant tottered to his
let when ho heard of the revocation
I the edict.
whnt am I to do?" ho cried. "What
In I to do? I am too old to begin my
ft again." -
"Never fear, uncle," said De catinat
urtlly. "There are other lnnas De
"But not for me. No, no; I am too
id. Lord, but thy lymd Is heavy upon
ay servants. What shall I do and
hither shall I turn?" He wrung his
lands In his perplexity.
'What Is amiss with mm, tnen,
mos?" asked the seaman.
"He and his must leave tho country,
l"Bpcauso they are Protestants and
o ting will not abide their creed."
Ephralm Savage was across the
)oui In an instant and had inclosed tho
Id merchant's thin hand in his own
rent knotted fist. There was a brotli
rly sympathy in his strong grip and
lgged, weather stained face.
"Tell this man thnt we shall see him
irough, Amos. Toll him that we've got
country where he'll just fit In like a
unir In a barrel. Tell him that rclt-
ion is free to all there. Tell him that
' he wants to come the Golden Rod la
altlns with her anchor apeak and her
"Then wo must come at once," said
e Catinat ns "a llstenedto tho cordial
essage which was conveyed to his
icle. "Tonight tho orders will bo out,
id tomorrow it may be too late."
"But my buslnessl" cried tho mer
lant. "Take what valuables you can and
ave tho rest Better that than lose
!!, and liberty Into tho bargain."
And so at last it was arranged. That
ery night, within five minutes of tho
losing of tho gates, there passed out
f Purls a small party of uve, turco
poii horseback and two In a closed
arriago which boro several weighty
oxes upon the top. Thoy were tho
rst leaves flying before tho hurricane,
he earliest of that great multitudo
rho were within the next few months
o stream along every road which led
S "-iks to tho early tidings which
' "u-dsman had brought with him,
"ts"7ittTe party were now ahead of tho
lews. At Rouen all was quiet, and
:aptaln Ephralm Savage before even
ug had brought both them and such
iroperty ns they had saved aboard his
)rigantlne, tho Golden Rod. It was but
i little craft, somo seventy tons bur-
leu, but at a time when so many were
nittlng out to sea In open boats, pro
errlng tho wrath of nature to that of
he king, It was a refuge Indeed. Tho
inmn nltrht tlio (seaman drew UP his
inehflc-Jaud began to slowly mako his
z lown tho winding river.
With tho early dawn the river urouu
ned out nml each bank trended away,
caving a long, funnel shapod estuary
)etween. Ephralm Savage suuneu tuo
ilr and paced tho deck briskly, with a
winkle In his keen gray eyes. The
vlnd had fallen aWay, but there was
itlll enough to drive them slowly upon
"Whero's tho gal?" he asked.
"She's In my cahhi," said Amos
Green. "I thought that maybo sho
:ould manage there until we got
"Where will you sleep yourself,
"Tut! A litter of spruce boughs and
sJinnt nt lilmli hnrk over niO haVO
been enough all these years. What
would I ask better than tuts uecu ui
soft whlto plno and my blauket7
i uuu iuu uuu uif uiu..
'Very good. The old man and bis
.-.. t.i i.i. 4i. i,ii Knflt-rnn
nephew-hlm with the blue coat-can
have tho two empty bunks. But you
mtIRt nnanlr in ttinfr mnll. AUIOH. 1 "
lhavo no phllandeilng aboard my ship,
wu; no whispering or cuuqiuib or uuj
I "It's a pity that we left so quick, or
they might baro beon married Jjeforo
vfe started. She"s a gooa girl, ispnrn
lm, nml he n fine man, for all that their
ways are not the same ns ours."
"But what Is the matter with the
old man? Ho doesn't seem easy In hU
mind," said Captain Savage.
The old merchant had been leaning
over tho bulwarks, looking back with
a drawn face and weary eyes at the
red curving track behind them which
marked the path to Paris. Adelo had
come up now with not a thought to
spare upon the dangers and troubles
which lay In front of her as she chafed
the old man's thin cold hands nnd
whispered words of love and comfort
Into his cars.
"Wo are always In tho hollow of
God's hand," ho whispered, "but, oh,
Adelo, It is n dreadful thing to feel his
fingers moving under us!"
"Como with us, uncle," said De Cat
inat, passing his arm under that of tho
old man. "It Is long since you have
rested. And you, Adele, I pray that
you will go and sleep, my poor dar
ling, for It has been a'weary Journey.
Go now to please mo, nnd when you
wake both France and your troubles
will lie behind you."
When fnther nnd daughter had left
tho deck Do Catinat made his way aft
again to where Amos Green and tho
captain were standing.
"I am glad to get thorn below,
Amos," said he, "for I fear that wo
may have trouble yet."
"You see tho white road which runs
by the southern bank of the river.
Twice within tho last half hour I
have seen horsemen spurring for dear
life along It. AVhoro the spires and
smoke are yonder Is Honilcur. nnd
thither It was that these men went. I
know not who would ride so madly at
such an hour unless they were tho mes
sengers of tho king. Ah, see, there U
a third one!"
On tho white band which wound
among the green meadows n block dot
could bo seen, which moved along
with great rapidity, vanished behind
a clump of trees and then reappeared
again, making for the distant city.
Captain Savage drew out his glass nnd
gazeu at tlio riuer.
"Aye, aye," so ' he as he snapped It
up again. "It Is a soldier, sure enough.
I cau see tho glint of the scabbard
which he carries on his larboard side.
I think that we shall have more wind
soon. With a breeze wo can show our
heels to anything In French wnters,
but a galley or an armed boat would
overhaul us now."
Do Catinat, who. though ho could
speak little English, had learned In
America to understand It pretty well,
looked anxiously nt Amos Green. "I
fear that wo shall bring trouble on
this cood cnDtaln." said he. "and that
the loss of his cargo and ship may be
his reward for having nemenuea us.
Ask him whether ho would not prefer
tn lnml us on the north bnuk. With
our money we might make our way
Into tho lowlands."
Ephralm Savage looked at his pas
senger with eyes which had lost some
thing of their sternness. "Young
man," said hif "I see that you can
understand somethlu of my talk."
Do Catinat nodded.
"I tell you, then, that I am a bad
man to beat. Any man that was ever
shipmate with me would tell you as
much. I Just Jam my helm and keep
my course as long as God will let me.
Do Catinat again nodded, though, In
truth, tho seaman's metaphors left him
with but a very general sense of his
While tho Puritan seaman had been
talking his eyes had kept wandering
from tho clouds to tho flopping sails
nni lmnk. Such wind ns there was
came In littlo short puffs, and tho can
vas either drew full or was absolutely
slack. Tho fleecy shreds of cloud
above, however, traveled swiftly
across tho bluo sky. It was on theso
that tho captain fixed his gaze, and
ho watched tliem like a man who is
working out a prilem In ins mum.
They wcro abroast of Ilouflcur now
nnd about half a mile out from It. All
was milot on tho curving quay and on
tho half moon fort, over which floated
tho whlto flag with tho golden flour do
lis. The port lay on their quarter now,
and thoy wcro drawing away more
quickly as tho breeze freshened. Do
Catinat, glancing back, had almost
made up his mind that their fears
wero quite groundless when thoy wcro
brought back in an insinnr.
Round tho corner of the mole a great
dark boat dashed Into view ringed
round with foam from her flying prow
nnd from tho ten pairs of oars which
swung from either sldo of her. A
dainty whlto ensign drooped ever her
stem, and in her bows the sun's light
was caught by a heavy brass carro
nade Tho captain brought his glass
to bear upon them and whistled; then
he glanced up at the clouds onco more.
"Thirty men " said he, "and they go
tiiroo naces to our two. You, sir, taue
XUICQ imuun iu ". " - '
. uluo coat off this deck or you
:... .1.1,1 ,nn na Tim Lord will
bring troublo upon us. Tho Lord will
... ,. .. i.i nwn if thev'll only keep
from foolishness. Get theso hatches
off, Tomlinson. Sol Where's Jim Sturt
nnd Illram Jefferson? Lot them stand
by to clap them on again when I whls
tlo StarboardBtarboard Keej) her
COOS BAY TIMES, MArtSITOTELD, OREGON, SUNDAY, Jl'XE 0, 1007.
" iiriiii wiiiiMiiMiiiniMiminwwiiiiilll II
an full as shell draw, irow; Arass;
and you, Tomltnson, come hero until I
have a word with you."
The three stood In consultation upon
tho poop, glancing back at their pur
suer. There could bo no doubt that
the wind was freshening. It blew
briskly In their faces ns they looked
back, but it was not steady yet, nnd
tho boat was rapidly overhauling them.
Already they could Bed tho faces of tho
marines who snt In tho stem nnd tho
gleam of tho lighted linstock which
the gunner held in Ills hand.
"Holal" cried an officer In excellent
English. "Lay her to or we flrel"
"Who nre you, and what do you
want?" shouted Ephralm Savago in n
voice that might have been heard from
"We como In tho king's name, and
wo want n party of Huguenots from
Paris who came on board of your ves
sel nt Rouen."
"Brace back the foreyard and lay her
to!" shouted tho captain. "Drop a lad
der over the side there and look smart.
So! Now we aro ready for tliem."
Tho yard was swung round, nud tho
vessel lay quietly rising and falling on
tho waves. The boat dashed alongside,
her brass cannon trained upon the brig
antlne, nud her squad of marines with
their Angers upon their triggers ready
to open Arc. They grinned and shrug
ged their shoulders when they saw that
their solo opponents were three unarm
ed men upon the poop. Tho offlccr was
on deck in an instant, with his drawn
sword In his hand.
"Come up, two of you," ho cried.
"You stand hero at the head of the lad
der, sergeant. Throw up a rope, nnd
you can flx it to this stanchion. Keep
awake down there and bo nil ready to
Are. You come with me, Corporal Lc
moine. Who Is captain of this ship?"
"I am, sir," said Ephralm Savage
"You have three Huguenots aboard."
"Tut, tut. Huguenots, nre thoy? I
thought they were very anxious to get
away, but as long as they paid their
passage It was no business of mine.
An old man, his young daughter aud a
young fellow about your ago In some
sort of livery."
"In uniform, sir the uniform of tho
king's guard. Those are the folk I
have como for."
"And you wish to take them back?"
"Tho old man Is in his bunk asleep,
the roalcl is in a cabin below, nnd the
other Is sleeping down tho hold."
"Sleeping, you say? Wo had best
"But think you that you daro do It
alone? He has no arms, It Is true, but
he Is a well grown young fellow. Will
you not have twenty men up from the
Some such thought had passed
through the officer's head, but the cap
tain's remark put him upon his mettle.
"Como with me. corporal," said he.
"Down thla ladder, you say?"
"Yes, down the ladder and straight
on. Ho lies between those two cloth
bales." Ephralm Savago looked up
with a smile playing nbout the corners
of his grim mouth. Tho wind was
whistling now In the rigging, and the
stays of the masts vere humming like
two harp strings. Amos Green
lounged beside the French sergeant
who guarded the end of tho ropo lad
der, while Tomlluson, the mate, stood
with a bucket of water in his hand
exchanging remarks In very bad
French with tho crew of tho boat be
The officer made his way slowly
down tho ladder which led Into th
hold. The cornoral followed him. and
had his chest level with the deck when
tho other had reached tho bottom. It
may have been something in Ephralm
Savage's face or It may havo been tho
gloom around him which startled tho
"Up again, corporall" ho shouted. "I
think that you aro best at tho top."
"And I think that you aro best down
below, my friend," said the Puritan,
who gathered tho officer's meaning
from his gesture. Putting tho solo of
his boot aeainst tho man's chest, he
gavo a shove which sent both him and
the ladder crashing down on to the
officer beneath him. As ho did so ho
blow his whistle, and in a moment tho
hatch was back In Its plnco and
clamped down on each side with Iron
The sergeant had swung round at
tim sninui of the crash, but Amos
Green, who had waited for tho movo
ment, threw his arms round him nnd
hurled him overboard Into tho sea.
At tho samo Instant tho connecting
ropo was severed, tho foreyard creaked
back into position onco moro and
tlio bucketful of salt water souseo.
down over tho guuner and his gun,
putting out his linstock aud wetting
his priming. A shower of balls from
tho marines piped through tho air or
rapped up against tlio planks, but tho
boat was tossing nud Jerking In the
short, choppy waves, and to aim was
Impossible. In vain tno men xugguu
nnd strained at their oars, whllo tho
imnnor worked like a maniac to re
light his linstock and to roplaco L3
priming. Tlio boat had lost Its weigh,
whllo the brigautlno was flying along
now with every sail bulging nud swell
Ing to bursting point. Crack! wont tho
caiTouade at last, and flvo littlo silts
in tho mainsail showed that her chargo
of grape had flown high. Half au hour
afterward a little dark dot upon tho
horizon with n golden speck at ono
end of It was all that could bo seon
of tlio Ilonflour guard boat. Tho smoke
of Ilafro lay llko n little cloud upon
the northern horizon, and Captain
Hnhrnlm Suvaco paced his deck with
his face as grim as ever, but with a
danclug light In his gray eyes,
(To Bo Continued.?
Cures ColiUj Prevents Pnwmonl
WANTED. Good family horse; bay
mare preferred. F. A. Golden.
FOR. SALE Household goods for
sale and house for rent. Address
Mrs. J. F. Bowman, Marshfleld.
FOR RENT. Rooms In tho Rogers
building; suites or singly. Apply
S. C. Rogers, steamer Coos River,
or E. O. Hall, A street.
FOR SALE A farm of 80 acres on
Daniels' Creek. Address E. R.
Jones. Box 110, Marshfleld. 5-2 G-l
WANTED A girl for general house
work; good wages. Mrs. I. S.
FOR SALE Two Lots in West
Marshfleld. Both for ?425. In
quire I. S. Kaufman & Co.
WANTED First class waist hand
and skirt hand. Mrs. A. ohann
FOR SALE A flrst class milk cow.
For particulars lnqulro J. O. Stoops.
FOR SALE A small Improved farm.
This is a bargain. Apply at Hall
& Hall's office. C-l-1
FOR SALE Household Furniture.
W. L. Spear, corner Virginia and
WANTED Boy or girl, 16 years old
or over, to learn tho 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 foi
homo in Marshfleld, 80-acro farm
in New York State. Inquire of
wunn Leake. Marshfleld.
WANTED By young man of good
habits, board In private family,
Address Z GG, care Times.
WANTED A dishwasher and a
chambermaid at Hotel Oregon,
MAN WANTS GOOD HOME for 3-ycar-old
boy; no objection to the
country. E. F. G., care times.
LADY wants family sowing,
dress Box 82, North Bend.
"WANTiED yFIrst class waist hand
and skirt hand. Mrs. A. Ohann
sen. NOTICE. I will not ho responsible
for any debts contracted by my
wife, Viola Ferroy. Jos. L. Fer
Vault nf (Sttgon
ffiauital Binrlt fully paiuup
Erauoarta a ncitrral iflanUlttg
Tf vnu don't see anv fun in
Marshficld 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, : J Marshfleld, Oregon
W. A. HARING
Dealer in Pure Cream Milk
and Buttermilk. Fiee de
livery to all parts of tlio city.
North Bend, - Ocep;on
Now and Modern s
Sample Kooms in Connection
NORTH BEND, ORE.
m--T7T(-1rTrinnswT-'mitT-iiiwT ,mnn -
and Navigation Co.
TRAIN SCHEDULE NO. 2.
In Effect Janunry 1, 1007.
All previous schedules aro void.
Subject to change without notice.
W. S. Chandler, manager; F. A.
Lalso, freight agent; general offices,
Leave 9:00 a. m.Marshfleld.
9:30 a. m.B. H. Junction.
9:45 a. m.CoquilIo.
Arrive 10:30 a.m.JMyrtlo Point.
i iii'i 1 1 i &: .
Leave 10:45 a. m.Myrtlo Point.
10:30 a. m.jcoqulllo.
12:00 m. B. II. Junction.
Arrive 12:30 p.m.JMarshfleld.
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.
J. B. Rohr
Opposite Bear's Livery
Nalson Iron Works
P. D. NELSON, Prop
Wo repair all kinds ot Machinery,
Steam and (a Engines, Guns and III-cjclc8-
Host of work our Specialty. : :
We manufacture Castings In Iron and
Iliouzo for Saw Mills and Logging
Camps. Wo make the best Sheaves t n 1
Road Spools for Loggers. : : :
MARSHFIELD. - - ORECON
R H. BRJGHAM
ARCHITECT AND SUPERINTENDENT
Plans and specificationa
made for all classes of
North Bend, Oregon
M. P. Pendergrass, Master
Leaves MarshQold 7:30, 9:00,
and 10:30 a. m., and 1:00, 2:30
and 4:00 p. m.
Leaves North Bond at 8:15,
9:46 and 11:15 a. m and 1:45,
3:15 and 5:00 p. m.
Makes dally trips except Sun
days. Fare: Ono way, 16
cents; round trip, 25 cents.
Steam Dye Works
Ladies' and Gents' garruents clean
ed or dyed.
Philip Becker, Proprietor.
E. E. STRAW, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SUUC1EON
Disnawns of tho Evo. Enr. Nose
unci Throat a specialty.
Ofiico in Lockhart's Buildinu.
Oflloo opposite Union Furniture Store. Houri
10 to lniul 2 to 6
Special attention paM to diseases of tho skin
urinary and digestive organs
u o. i unsiuu uxnuunui
DR. J. W. INGRAM,
Physician and Surgeon. "
Office over Sengstacken'a Drug Store.
Phones Offlco 1621; residence 783.
IJ. M. RICHARDSON,
Physician and Surgeon.
Diseases of eye, ear, nose and throat
Offlco In Eldorado Block. '
E. Jj. O. PARRIN.
City Attorney. Deputy Dlst. Att'y.
Lockhart Building. Marshfleld, Ora
L. A. LILJEQVIST, LAWYER,
United States Commissioner,
U. S. Laud Matters.
Filings, Entries, Proofs, Contests, etc.
J. M. UPTON,
J. W. BENNETT,
Offlco over Flanagan & Bennett
Marshfleld, - - Oregon.
o. f. Mcknight,
Upstairs, Bennett & Walter block,
Marshfleld, - Oregon.
J. W. SNOVER
Office: Rogers building
COKE & COKE,
Marshfleld, . - -
PIXLEY & MAYBEE,
Offlco ovor Myers Storo.
Phone 701 .. . North Bend, Oro.
Real Estate Ajjents.
D1EII LAND COMPANY
Rcnl Estate Brokers
North Bend, - Oregon.
Silt. ALIJEUT ABEL,
Contractor for INuning of nil kinds.
McPherSon Ginser Co.
Wholesale liquor dealers
Cigars and saloon sup
plies. California Wines a Specialty
Front St., Marshfield
I MARSHflF'D and NORTH BEND
All work now done at
the North Bend Plant
North Bend Phone 1031
Marshfield Phone 1804