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By A. CONAN DOYLE,
Aotlior of "The Return of Sherlock Holmes'
COPYRIGHT. 15D3. BY
(Continued from Thursday.)
jam mere was unotnor wnosu view 01
duty led him from safety Into the face
of danger. All night the Franciscan
had watched Do Catlnat as a miser
' watches his treasure, filled with tho
thought that this heretic was tho one
little seed which might spread and
spread until Jt chokod tho chosen vine
yard of tbo church. He, too, clambered
down at the very hoels of hl3 prisoner
and rushed into tho stream not ten
paocs behind blm.
And bo the watchers at tho window
saw tho strangest of sights. There In
midstream lay the canoe, with Its bur
den of darti warriors, and the two wo
men crouching In tho midst of them.
Swimming madly toward them was Do
Catlnat, rising to the shoulders with
the strength of every stroke, and be
hind him again was the tonsured bead
of tho friar, with bis dark capot and
long trailing gown floating upon tho
surfaco of tho water. But In his zeal
ho had thought too little of his own
powers. He was a good swimmer, but
ho was weighed and hampered by his
unwieldy clothes. Slower and slower
grew his stroke and lower and lower
his head until at last, with a great
shriek of "In manus tuas, Domlncl"
he throw up his hands and vanished in
tho swirl of the river. A minute later
tho watchers, hoarse with screaming to
him to return, saw Dc Catlnat pulled
aboard tho Iroquois canoe, which was
Instantly turned and continued Its
course up the river.
"My God!" cried Amos hoarsely.
"They have taken him! He is lost!"
"I havo seen some strange things in
these forty years, but never tho like
of that!" said Du Lhut
The seigneur took a little pinch of
snuff from his gold box and flicked
the wandering grains from his shirt
front with his dnlnty lace handker
chief. "M. de Catlnat has acted llko a gen
tleman of France," said he.
Du Lhut glanced round him and
shook his head. "We uro only six
now," said be. "I fear that they r.ro
Tap to some deviltry because they arc so
"They are leaving the house"' cried
the censltalre, who was pcep!u;
through one of tho side windows
"What can It moan? Holy Virgin. If
It possible that wo arc saved? Sou
how thoy throng through tho trees!
They are making for the canoe."
On tho river tho single Iroquois ca
noe, which held tho captives, was
speeding south ns swiftly as twenty
paddles could drlvo It; but, sava thin
ono dark streak upon tho blue stream.
not a sign was to bo seen of their en
emies. "By my faith, I believe that they
havo gone!" cried the seigneur.
"Take caro that It Is not a ruse." said
Du Lhut. "Why should they fly before
six men when thoy have conquered
But the censltalre had looked out of
tho other window, and in an iustant
ho was down upon his knees, with his
hands in tho air and his powder black
ened faco turned upward pattering out
prayers and thanksgivings. Ills five
comrades rushed across tho room and
burst into a shriek of Joy. The lower
reach of the river was covered with n
flotilla of canoes, from which tho sun
struck quick flashes as it Rhone upon
tho musket barrels and trappings of
the crows. Already they could see the
White coats of the regulars, tho brown
tunics of tho courcurs de bois and tho
gaudy colors of tho Hurons and Algon
qulns. On they swept, dottlug the
wholo breadth of tho river and grow
ing larger every Instant, whtlo far
away on tho southern bend tho Iro
quois canoe was a mero moving dot,
which had shot away to tho farther
sldo and had lost Itself presently under
tho shadow of tho treos. Another mln
Uto and tho survivors wero out upon
tho bank waving their caps In the air,
whilo tho prows of tho first of their
Wu'lmming madly toward them wot l)e
HARPER & BROTHERS
rescuers were already grating upon
tho pebbles. In tho stern of tho very
foremost canoe sat a wizened little
man with a largo brown wig nnd a gilt
headed rapier laid across his knees.
Ho sprang out as the keel touched bot
tom and, rushing up to tho seigneur,
flung himself into his arms.
"My dear Charles," he cried, "you
have held your house llko a hcrol"
"I know ?bat you would not desert
a comrado, Chambly. We havo saved
the house, but our losses havo been
terrible. My son Is dead. My wife Is
In that Iroquois canoe."
Tho commander of Fort St. Louis
pressed his friend's band in silent sym
pathy. "Tho others arrived all safe," ho said
at last "Only that one was taken on
account of tho breaking of a paddle.
Three wero drowned nnd two taken.
There was a French lady In it, I un
derstand, as well as madamo."
"Yes, and they havo taken her hus
"Ah, poor souls! Well, if you are
strong enough to Join us, you and your
friends, wo shall follow after them
without tho loss of an instant. Ten
of my men will remain to guard tho
bouso and you can have their canoe,"
HE Iroquois had not treated Do
Catlnat harshly when they
dragged him from the water
info then canoe. So incompre
hensible was It to them why nny mnn
should voluntarily leave n place of
safety in order to put himself in their
power that they could only set it down
to madness, a malady which Inspires
awe and respect among tho Indians.
Two warriors passed their hands over
him to be sure that ho was unarmed,
and ho was then thrust down between
tho two women, while tho canoe dart
ed in toward tho bank to toll the oth
ers that tho garrison of Fort St. Louis
was coming up tho stream. Adele was
deadly pale, and her hand, ns her hus
band laid his upon it, was as cold as
"My darling," ho whispered, "tell mo
that all Is well with you that you nro
"Oh, Amory, why did you come?
Why did you come, Amory?"
"How could I stay behind when I
knew that you wore in their hands?
We havo gone through so much to
gether that wo cannot part now. What
Is death, AdalaV Why should we bo
afraid of It?"
"I am not afraid of it."
"And I am not afraid of It. Things
will come about as God wills, and
what Ho wills must in tho cud bo the
"Tell mo, monsieur," said Onega, "Is
my lord still living?"
"Yes, ho i3 nllvo and well."
"It is good. Ho 13 a gr?;it chief, nnd
I hnvo never been sorry, not oven now.
that I havo wedded with one who wan
not of my own people. Hut, ah, my
son! , Who shall give my son back to
me? Ere that sun shines again wo
shall all bo dead, and my heart Is glad,
for I shall see my boy once more."
The Iroquois pnddlers had bent to
their work until a good ton milru lay
between them nnd Ste. Marie.- Then
they ran the canoe Into n llttlo creek
upon their own side of tho river and
sprang out of her, dragging the prison
ers after them. Then, after a short
council, they stnrted through tho forest,
walking In single fllo, with their threo
prisoners In tho middle. There were
fifteen warriors In all, eight In front
and seven behind, nil anncd with mus
kets nud ns swift footed as deer, so
that escape was out of tho question.
Thoy could but follow on and wait InJ
patience for whatever might befall
All day they pursued their dreary
march. Onega had the ridurance of
the Indians themselves, but Adelo, In
splto of her former Journeys, was foot
sore and weary beforo ovenlng. It was
ft roller to Do Catlnat, therefore, when
the red glow of a great flro bca sud
denly through tho tree trunks and thoy
canio upon an Indian camp in which
was assembled tho greater part of tho
war party which had been driven from
Ste. Mario. Here, too, wero a number
of tho squaws who had como from tho
Mohawk nnd Cayuga villages in order
to bo nearer to tho warriors. Wigwams
had been erected all round In a circle,
aud boforo each of them wero tho kot
tics, slung upon u tripod of sticks, in
which tho erraiug meal was being
cooked. In thQ center of all was a very
llorco lire, which had been mado of
brushwood placed tu a clrclo so as to
havo a clear spaco of twelvo feet in tho
middle. A polo stood up In tho center
of this clearing, nnd something all mot
tled with red and black was tied up
against It. Do Catlnat stepped swiftly
In front of Adelo that sho might not
boo the dreadful thing.
"They hnvo begun already, then,"
snld Onega composedly. "Well, It will
lo our turn next, and wo shall show
them that wo know how to die."
"They hnvo not 111 used us yet," said
Do Catlnat. "Perhaps they will keep
us for ransom or exchange."
Tho Indian woman shook her head.
"Do not decelvo yourself by nny such
hope," said bho. "When thoy nro as
geutlo ns they hnvo been with you It
Is over a sign that you nro reserved
for tho torture. Your wife will bo
COOS BAr TIMES, MAltSIZFIELD, OKIWONi FRIDAY, JUNE 21,
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married to ono or tneir cnicrs, Dut you
nnd I must die."
"Married to an Iroquois!" Those
dreadful words shot a pang through
both their hearts which no thought of
death could havo done. Do Catlnat's
head dropped forward upon his chest,
and ho staggered and would havo fall
en bad Adelo not caught him by tho
"Do not fear, dear Amory," slio whis
pered. "Other tilings may happen, but
not that, for I swear to you that I shall
not survive you."
As thoy entered tho Iroquois village
the squaws nnd warriors had rushed
toward them, and they walked through
a double lino of hideous faces, which
Jcored and gibed and howled at them
as they passed. Their escort led them
through this rabble and conducted
them to a hut which stood apart.
An instant later an old war chief, ac
companied by two younger braves and
by tho bearded half Dutch Iroquois
who had led the attack upon tho manor
house, strolled over and stood in tho
doorway, looking In at the prisoners.
Tho Bastard was smoking n stono pipe,
nnd yet It was ho who talked the most,
arguing apparently with one of tho
younger savages, who seemed to como
round at last to his opinion. Finally
tho old chief said a few short stern
words, and tho matter appeared to bo
"And you, you beldam," said the Bas
tard In French to tho Iroquois woman,
"you will have a lesson this night
which will teach you to side against
your own people!"
"You half bred mongrel," replied tho
fearless old woman, "you should take
that hat from your head when you
speak to ono In whoso veins runs "the
best blood of tho Onondaga s. You a
warrior you who, with n thousand at
your back, could not make your way
into n little house with a few poor
husbandmen within It! It Is no won
der that your father's people have cast
Tho evil face of tho Bastard grew
livid as ho listened to the scornful
words which wero hissed at him by tho
captive. He strode across to her, and,
taking her hand, ho thrust tho fore
finger into the burning bowl of his
pipe. She made no effort to remove
it, but sat with a perfectly set face
ror a minute or more, looking out
through tho open door at the evening
sunlight and tho little groups of chat
tering Indians. He watched her keen
ly in the hope of hearing a cry or see
ing some spasm of agony upon her
face, but at last, with a curse, he
dashed down her hand and strode from
the hut. Sho thrust her charred finger
into her bosom and laughed.
"He is a good for naught!" sho cried.
"Ho does not even know how to tor
ture. Now, I could have got a cry out
of him. I am sure of it But you,
monsieur, you are very white!"
"It was the sight of such a hellish
deed. Ah, If wo were but set face to
face, I with my sword, ho with that
weapon ho chose, he should pay for it
with I1I3 heart's blood!"
Tho Indian woman seemed surprised.
"It ia strango to me," sho said, "that
you should think of what befalls me
when you aro yourself under tho same
shadow. But our fato will be as I
said. You aro to die at the stake.
Sho is to bo given to tho dog who has
"Adole! Adele! What shall I do?"
Ho tore his hair in his- helplessness
"No, no, fear not, Amory, for my
heart will not fall me. What is tho
pang of death if it binds us together?"
"The younger chief pleaded for you,
saying that tho Mltcho Manltou had
stricken you with madness, as could
be seen by your swimming to their
canoe, and that a blight would fall
upon tho nation If you wero led to tho
stake. But the Bastard said that love
camo often like madness among tho
palefaces and that It was that alono
which had driven you. Then It was
agreed that you should die and that
she should go to his wlgwnm, since ho
had k)d the war party. As for, mo,
their hearts wore bitter against mo,
and I al30 am to dlo by tho plno splin-
"Now; at once. They have gono to
mnko nil ready. But you have time
yet, for I am to go first."
"Amory, Amory, could wo not dlo to
gether now?" cried Adele, throwing
her arms round her husband. f It bo
sin, It Is surely a sin which will bo for
given us. Let us go, dear. Let us
leave these dreadful people nnd this
cruel world and turn whero wo shall
Tho Indian woman's eyes flashed
with satisfaction. "You havo spoken
well, White Lily," said sho. "Why
should you wait until It Is their pleas
ure to pluck you? See! Already tho
glaro of their flro beats upon the treo
trunks, and you can hear tho bowlings
of thoso who thirst for your blood.
You havo said rightly, Whlto Lily.
Thero lies tho only path for you."
"But how to take it?
Onega glanced keenly at tho two
warriors who stood as sentinels at tho
door of tho but. They had turned
away, absorbed in tho horriblo prepa
rations which wero going on. Then
sho rummnged deeply within tho folds
of her looso gown and pulled out a
snuill pistol with two brass barrels
aud double triggers In tho form of
winged dragons. It was only a toy to
look at, nil carved and scrolled and
graven with tho choicest work of tho
Paris gunsmith. For Its beauty tho
selgueur had bought It at his last visit
to Quebec, and yet It might bo useful,
too, and It was loaded in both barrels.
"I meant to uso It on myself," said
sho as she slipped Iflnto the hnnd of
Do Catlnat. "But now I am minded to
show them that I can dlo as an Onon
daga should dlo and thnt I am worthy
to havo tbo blood of their chiefs In my
vclus. Tnko it, for I swear that I will
not uso It myself uuless it bo to flro
both bullets Into that Bastard's heart"
(To Bo Conrmnca.y
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iso for ront.AAddress
Mrs. J. F.
FOR SALE-yAfarru of 8 acres on
Daniels' Creek. Addreiy E. R.
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A first clas
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This is aWgain. Apply jfiHall
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WANTED Boy or girt, 10
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iwages iff per' day
Simpson Lumber Co.
FOR SALE-Four acres oVland In
South Morehflcld for thonW sixty
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5' cents each,
LOST On Colimon Road,
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feet long) 5-horse-porfor union
engine, 7ifeettbeaprand 28 feet
scow, beam 8 fgpt Jno. Emgren,
WANTED Fhst class pain
paper hanker, at once. A,
way and Was
or. East Ert Dairy.
W C. Music.
FOR RENT, Offlco rooms.in Rogers
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WAITRESS l((experienod) wanted at
th0 Java , OoffeoHouse. Wages
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WANTED TO EXCHANGEJ-North
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FOR SALE Farm wagon and spring
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NT Twofront nurnished
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The following tablo shows the high
and low tides at Empire for each day
during tho coming week:
June. h. m. Feet.
Thurs., 20... 1:47
Frl., 21 2:55
Sat., 22... 3:59
h. rrr.' Feet.
h. m. Feot.
Tiiurs., 20... 7:44 G.4
., zi h:58 G.4 11:11 8.7
Sat., 22 ...10:08 C.G 10:02 9.2
Sun., 23... ii:io C.8 10:52 9.C
Mon., 24.. 12:07 7.0 11:40 9.9
Tues., 25.. 13:00 7.3 0:00 0.0
Wed., 26.. 7:32 1.8 7:27 2.8
To find tho tide hours at other
Coos Bay points, figuro as folows:
At tho bar, -0.43; at North Bend, add
0.40; at Marshfield, add 1.51; at
Milllngton, ndd 2.15.
I can furnish tho following
Thoroughbred Eggs at
$2.00 Per Setting
Khodo Island Reds
.. Barred Plymouth-Rocks
t Whlto Leghorns f
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Send in your, orders Now
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TRAIN SCHEDULE NO. 2.
In Effect Jnnunry 1, 1007.
All previous schedules aro void.
Subject to change without notico.
W. S. Chandler, manager; F. A.
Lniso, freight agent; general offices,
Loavo 9:00la. m.Marshfleld.
9:30 a. m.B. II. Junction.
9:45 a. m.Coqulllo.
Arrive 10:30 u.m.Myrtlo Point.
Leave 10:45 a. m.Mytle Point.
10:30 r m.jboiimiic.
12:00 m. b L. Junction.
Arrive 12:80 p.m.JMarshfleld.
Extra trains will run
special orders. Trains
Boaver Hill dally.
w. a;. hAring
Dealor in Pure Cream Milk
and Inittermilk. 'Freo de
livery fo all parts of flio city.
NJew and M6uern
Sample Rooms in Connection
NORTH BEND, ORE.
Hank at tegon
(Capital iitnrlt fully uaiup
QJraitunrifl a nrttrral Zfanhlnn
Dfartlj IBpua, ,(Dregmt
Wet Your Whistle; Then Blow
J. R. HERROrV, Prop.
Front Street, : : Marshfield, Orezon
Nelson Iron Works
P. E. NELSON, Prop
We repair alii kinds of Machinery,
Steam and Qag Knglnes, Guns and Bi
cycles. Host of work our Specialty. : :
We manufacture Castings In Iron and
Ilronzo for Saw Mills and Logging
Camps. Wo make the best Sheaves ond
Koad Spools for Loggers. f : : :
R H. BRIGHAM
ARCHITECT AND SUPERINTENDENT
Plans, ,and specifications
M. P. Pendergrass, Master
LeavettfMarshfleld 7:30, 9:00,
and 10;30 a. m., and 1:00, 2:30
and 4;00 p. m.
Leaves North Bend atr8:15,
9:45, and 11:15 a. m., and 1:45,
3:15 and 5:00 p. m.
Makes daily trips except Sun
days. Fare: One way, J 5
cents; xound trip, 25 centn.
Sfeam Dye Works
I iiiDw iiiitUients'giiiiffiijEiflt'lin
iM or dyiM,
Philip Becker, Propiitfoi.
MARSHFIELD, . - OREGON
all classes of 1 fnlifnrnin .Win p. n Snoeinltv I
E. E. STRAW, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND BUKOKON
Disc.iBcs of the Eye, Ear, Noso
and Throat a specialty.
Oflico in Lockhar's Building.
oniooopnoslto Union Fiirnfturo Store. Houri
10 to rfllni 2 tn ft 1
Special nttciitfon pnfd to diseases of the skin
uflnnry nnd dlRcstivo orgnns
U. SI1 Tension examine!
DR. J. W. INGRAM.
Physician mtC Surgeon.
Olfic? over Sengstacken's Drug Store.
Phones Offlco 1621: resident 7R.t
B. SI. RICHARDSON,
Physician nnd Surgeon.
Diseases of oyo.f ear, noso and throat
a specialty. I
Office in Eldorado Block.
IS. L. C. FARRIN.
City Attornoy. Deputy Dist. Att'y.
Lockhart Building. Marshfield, Ore,
L. A. LILJEQVIST, LAWYER,
United States Commissioner,
V. S. Land Matters.
Filings, Entries, Proofs, Contests, etc.
J. M. UPTON,
J. W. BENNETT,
Offlco over Flanagan & Bennett
Marshfield, ( ... Oregon.
c. f. Mcknight,
Upstairs, Bennett & Walter block.
Marshfield,; ... Oregon.
J. W. SNOVER
Offlco: Roger building
COICE & COKE,
Marshfield, t -
PIXLEY & MAYBEE,
Offlco over Myers' Store.
Phono 701 . 1
North Bond, Ore.
Real Estate Agents.
DIER LANI COMPANY
- , ,
MR. ALBERT ABEK
Contractor for Tninlng of nil kinds.
MARSHrlF'D and NORTH BEND
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North Bend Ph f 131
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I Wholesale liquor dealers I
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