A GENTLEMAN FROM MISSISSIPPI By THOMAS " A. WISE Novelized from the Play by Prederick R. Toombs COPYRIGHT. 1900. BY THOMAS A. WISE HI BOSS OF THE SENATE INSPECTS A NEW MEMBEB. AN actor playing the role of a bl(tH type of southern planter would core a decided success by pic- 1 turlng the character exactly after the fashion of Senator Wllllnn H. Langdon as he strode to the desk of the International hotel. A wide brim med black bat thrust back on bis head, a long black perfecto lu his . mouth, coattatls spreading out behind as he " walked, and the "Big BUI" langdon mile on bis face that carried uusblne and good will wherever he went, he was good to look on, an Inspiration, particularly In Washington. Following the senator were Miss Langdon and Hope Georgia, leading a retinue of hotel attendants staggering under a large assortment of luggage. Both beautiful girls, they caused a sensation all of their own. Carolina, a different type from the younger, bad an austere loveliness denoting pride and birth, a brunette of the quality that has contributed so much to the fame of southern women. Hope Geor gia, more girlish and a vivacious blond, was the especial pet of her father and usually succeeded In doing with him wbat she chose. A real senator and two such young women handsomely gowned seemed to take the old hotel back a score of years back to the times when such alghti were of dally occurrence. The ancient greatness of the now dingy International lived again. "How are you. senator? Glad to welcome you, sir," was the clerk's greeting. Tbe genial senator held out bis hand. Everybody was his friend. "Glad to meet you, sir; glad to meet you," he exclaimed. "Must make you acquainted with my daughters. This la Miss Carolina Langdon, this Miss Hope Georgia Langdon." The two girls, with their father's Idea of courtesy, shook bands with the clerk, who was not at all taken aback by the unexpected honor. Hope Georgia was thoroughly de lighted with everything, but Carolina looked at the worn and faded walls and furnishings with .evident distaste. "Ob, this Is Washington," murmured Hope Georgia ecstatically, clasping her bands and gazing at a vista of arti ficial palms In a corridor." "Ah, this Is Washington," sighed tbe new senator contentedly as be gazed across a hall at the biggest and most gorgeous cigar stand be bnd ever seen or ever hoped to see the only new thing added to the hotel since Grant was president. "Truly magnificent establishment you have here, sir; magnificent!" be ex claimed as an Imitation marble col umn came within bis purview. "I re member my friend Senator Moaeley speaking to me of It thirty years ago. Are our rooms ready?" The clerk, hugely pleased, hastened to assure blm that everything was in first class order, waiting. "You better go up. girls, while I look around a bit and sort of get the bng of things." "Yes. I think we bad better look around a bit, too, before we decide, father," said Carolina diplomatically. Her father patted her affectionately on tbe arm. "Now, don't you worry, Carolina. 1 you think this place too expensive from Its looks too good for us. But I tell you the best, even this, Isn't too food far you girls and your dad. Bun way, and I'll come up and see you soon." The new senator leaned bis elbow n the desk, surveying the place. "I understand this Is a favorite haunt tot the big men of Washington," be aid. The clerk eagerly agreed. "Xeg, indeed, senator; we have them Senator PpnhrwW . nn1 Senator Stevens wre here Just a moment ago. Boy. find Senator Peabody and Senator Ste vens and tell them Senator Langdon is here." Tbe two senators came quickly. "I'm glad to see you, Langdon; glad to see you," exclaimed S t e- fiov. And sennit, vens. with an as- Peabody ana ste- sumption of ef in. fusiveness. "I "nt to Introduce you to Senator Pea ""J o Pennsylvania." Peabody bowed, and Langdon held out bis band. T.'f m del,nted to" meet you. senator. inw is a proud day for me. sir." moody bnd put on bis smoothest "d most polished manner. I came especially to meet you, Sen lor Lanedon " tm nthmieh in! W on dlfferent sides we may be wterested In the same things. I hope shall see a great deal of each Jngdon chuckled. that'll m.kt m m depending on you experienced fel- HC-: " io pnt me through. Don't know you know. Raising cotton, arguing the government and bossing niggers have been about tbe extent of my oc cupation for tbe Inst forty years, so I reckon I'm not much of a practical lawmaker." "Oh, you'll learn; you'll learn quick ly." assured Peabody. "With Stevens, here, for a guide you can't go wrong. We all look up to Stevens. He's one of the powers on yonr side. He's an able man. Is Stevens." The new senator from Mississippi gladly corroborated this. "You're right, sir. A great man! I tell you, when be told that legislature what they ought to do, Senator Pea body, they did it If It wasn't for Ste vens I wouldn't be here now." In mock protest the senior senator from Mississippi raised bis hands. "Now, now, Langdon, don't say that Your worth, your Integrity, your char acter and our old friendship got you tbe senatorshlp." The old planter laughed gleefully. "Sure, Stevens, I have the character and the Integrity, but I reckon the character and Integrity wouldn't have done much business If you hadn't had the legislature." Clearly delighted, Peabody consider ed It certain tbut this new senator knew just the way be should go and would cause no difficulty. His keen Bense of gratitude made blm appreciate how be bnd beeu elected. Peabody literally beamed on Langdon. 'I hope we shall be able to work a good deal together, senator," he said. "I bnve the Interests of the south at heart, particularly with regard to this new naval base. Perhaps we may be able to get you on the naval commit tee." 'Me!" laughed Langdon. "Well, that would be going strong! But I tell you I'm for the naval base." "For Altacoola?" suggested Stevens. Laucdon hesitated. Peabody and Stevens watched hlnj as eagles watch their prey from the mountain crag. "Well, It looks to me like Altacoola ought to be a fine site. But the actual place Isn't so Im portant to me, I tell you, gentle men," he said In Impressive seri ousness that rang wltbsturdyAmer- Icau manhood "1 tell you that what is Important Is that the greut, sweeping curve ol the gulf 8 hull bolu some oi tuose white ships of 'For Altacoola T" sug gested Stevens. ours to waieu over the Indies and the canal and to keep an eye on South America. "Aud right there on our own south ern coast I waut these ships built and equipped und the guns cast aud the meu found to man them. I waut the south to have her part In the nation's defense. I want her to have this great naval city as the living proof that there Is ngatn just one country the United States-ond tbe north and tbe south both have forgiven." Seuntor Peabody clapped tbe new member on the back. "Good!" he exclaimed. "You've got to make some speeches like that. We'll have you as the orator for the naval base." LangUon's eyes opened wide. "Orator!" he gasped. "Me! An ora tor!" "Why. thnt was oratory, good ora tory," exclaimed Stevens, with enthu siasm. "Huh!" grunted the planter. "You call thnt oratory. Why. that was only tha truth." "We'll see that you do some more of It, then," laughed Peabody. "uemem ber, we count on you for the naval base." . , . For rural simplicity he's perfec tion." whispered Peabody to Stevens as they left tbe planter. "He's a liv ing picture of Innocence. We'll push him forward and let him do the talk ing for the naval affairs comwuiws, uMi...r Knhind him. we could put through almost any kind of a proposi tion Once more did the senior senator from Mississippi acquiesce, CHAPTER VI. HEW FRIENDS AND AN OLD KNEMT. . 1.-.T-X-IV ..OToH fit tllS tWO AeDMt' ing senators with varied emo no nt down to think JLl over what they had said aud to carefully consider what manner of man was Peabody, who showed such an in . . .. roaiixMl that he terest in uiui. would bnve considerable Intercourse with Peabody in toe jiu.w . . n t,nri to ndmlt to Uim- i nt ion uuu uuuiij self that he did not like the , senate from Pennsylvania. jui irum x j make SDbCt he was mysun-ed by traces 0, contradictions in the senator s ch acter-sllght traces, true, but traces nevertbX.8. Peabody's cordiality and sympathy were to Langdou's mind what was ine cuuwj -- 7ov " Jalloy in the true metal he could KM Iff His talk with these famous luwmnk. era was unsatisfactory also lu that it vumueu io iangaon tbe sugges tion that the senate was not primarily preai rorum ror tbe general and ac re consideration of welirhtv ikmi. ures and of national policies. It had been bis idea that the senate nH. marlly such a forum, but the attitude oi i-enooay and Stevens had hinted to him that there were matter nt nAlv. ual Interest that outweighed public or uauonai considerations. For Instance, "Come along, colonel IV can't tit heah all day." they were anxious that Altacoola should have the naval base regardless pf tbe claims or merits of any other suction. That was unusual, puzzling to Langdon, Moreover, It was poor business, yet there were able business men In the senate. Isot one of them would, for instance, think of buying a site for a factory until he bad Investi gated many possible locations and then selected the most favorable one. Why was it, he pondered, that the business pf the great United States of America was not conducted on business lines? He must study fbe whole question in telligently; that was imperative. He must have advice, help. To whom was he to go for it? Stevens? Yes, bis old friend, who knew all "the ropes." Yet even Stevens seemed different In Wash ington than Stevens In Mississippi Here he pluyed "second fiddle." He was even obsequious, Langdon had ob served, to Peabody. In Mississippi he was a leader, and a strong one too. But Senator Langdon had not yet learned of the many founts from which polit ical strength and political leadership may be sralned. What he finally decided on was the engaging of a secretary, but be must be oue with knowledge of political op erations, one who combined wisdom with honesty. Such an aid could pre vent Langdon from making the many mistakes that invariably mark tbe new man in politics, and be could point out tbe most effective modes of procedure under given circumstances. It might prove difficult to find a man of the nec essary qualifications who was not al ready employed, but in the meantime Langdon would watch the playing of the game himself and make bis own deductions as best he could. The senator started toward the hotel desk to ask regarding tbe whereabouts of his son Randolph when his atten tion was caught by the sight of three powerful negro porters endeavoring to thrust outdoors a threadbare old man. Tbe victim's flowing white hair, white mustache and military bearing receiv ed short shrift. "Come along, colonel! Yo' can't sit Leah all day. Them chairs Is for the guests In the hotel," the head porter was urging as he jerked the old man toward the door. The Mississippi's fighting blood was Instantly aroused at such treat ment of a respectable old white man by negroes. His Hps tightly compress ed as be hurried to the rescue. He cried sharply. "Take your hands off that gentle man! What do you mean by touching a friend of mine." The negroes stepped back amazed. "Scus? me, senator, is this gent'man a friend of yours," the head porter gasped apologetically. Langdon looked at him. "You heard what I said," be drawled In the slow way natural to some men of the south when trwbltf threatens. "I'd like to have you down in Missis sippi for about ten minutes." The head porter turned quickly on bis assistants and drove them away, shouting at the top of bis voice: "Get about yo' wuk. How dare yo' Intehfere wid a friend of de senator's? I'll teach yo' to be puKlng yoh nose in where it ain't got no business." Tbe old man, astonished at the turn of events, came forward hesitatingly to Langdon. "I'm very much obliged to you, sir." be said. "I'm Colonel Stoneman, an old soldier." The Miaslsslpplan stretched forth his band. "My name Is Langdon, sir Senator Langdon of Mississippi. I am an old soldier too." "Delighted, senator," exclaimed the seedy looking old man, taking the of fered hand gratefully. - . . Professional Diiectory of Wallowa County THOS M. DILL. ATTOLNEY-ARAW Office first door south of New Fraternal Bldg, Enterprise, Ore. BURLEIGH ft BOYD E ATTORNEYS-ARAW Practice In all State Courts and ' f lnterinr IWnnrtmnt P.Mfnl at ' I--- ' V HI M Ul U V tendon to all business. A n W KHRAHAV LAWYER ENTERPRISE t Practice In State and Federal Courts and Interior Department. J C. T. HOCKETT. M. D. f ; PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON I ; Office upstairs In Bank Build- f . i ing. bid. Home phone in office t and residence. eiuue'utau uuuuco. "I remember a young fool of a John nie reb dashing up the bill fifty yards ahead of bis men, waving bis sword and yelling like a wild Indian." The southerner straightened up. "Well, where In tbunderatlon would you expect me to be, sir?" be exclaim ed. "Behind them? I got my wound there. Laid me up for three months; like to have killed me." Then a new Idea struck blm. "Why, colonel, it must have been a bullet from one of your meu from your reg iment, sir!" Tbe old northerner pushed bis fin gers through his hair and shook his head apologetically. "Why. senator, Jm Ifrald It was," he hesitated, Langdon's easy method of making friends was well Illustrated as he clapped bis new companion on the back. Everybody he met was the M is- slsslpplan's friend until be bad proved himself the contrary. That had been bis rule through life. "Come right over, colonel; have a cigar, sir." Then, as they lighted their cigars, be inquired, "What army corps were you with, colonel?" "I was under Grant along tbe Ten nessee," replied the old G. A. R. man. Familiarity with a senator was something new for blm, and already be was straightening up and becom ing more of a man every moment. Langdon was thoroughly Interested. "I was along the Tennessee under Beauregard," he said. "Great generals, sir! Great gener als!" exclaimed Colonel Stoneman. "And great fighting. I reckon!" ech oed the Confederate. "You remembei the battle of Crawfordsvllle?" Tbe old Federal smiled with joyous recollection. "Do I? Well. I should say I did! Were you there, senator?" "Was I there? Why, I remember every shot that was fired. I was un der Klrby. who turned your left wing." The attitude of tbe northern soldier changed instantly. He drew himself up with cold dignity. Plainly be felt that he bad tbe honor of bis army to sustain. "Our left wing was never turned, sir!" be exclaimed with dignity. Langdon stared at him with amaze ment. This was a point of view the Confederate had never beard before. "Never turned 1" he gasped. "Don't tell me that! I was there, and, besides, I've fought this battle on an average of twice a week ever since '65 down in Mississippi, and in all these years 1 never heard such a foolish statement." "What rank were you, sir?" asked tbe Union soldier haughtily. "I was a captain that morning," con fessed the southerner. His old enemy smiled wltb superi ority. "As a colonel I've probably got more accurate information," be said. "I was a colonel that evening," came the dry retort "But in an Inferior army. We licked you, sir!" cried Stoneman hotly. The Mlsslsslpplan drew himself up wltb all the dignity common to tbe old Confederate soldier explaining the war. 'The south was never whipped, sir. We honorably surrendered, sir. We surrendered to save tbe country, sir. but we were never whipped." "Did you not run at Kenyon Hill?" taunted Stoneman. Langdon brought down bis fist in the palm of the other hand vlolcutly. "Yes, sir; we ran at you. I ought to remember. I got my wound there You rememler that long lane" He pulled off bis bat and threw It on the floor. Indicating It with one band "Here was tbe Second Alabama. The hat of tbe old Federal dropped on tbe floor op posite the hat of the Confederate. "And here the Eighth Illinois, exclaimed Stone man. Langdon exclt edly seized a dl mlnutlve bellboy passing by and planted him alongside bis bat. "Stay there a "And here the Eighth moment, sonny," JllinoUl" be cried. "You 0 Fourtsen Mail Clerks. La Grande U the headquarters for fourteen railway mall clerks, but there are but four of the lot who are here together at one time, savs the Star. Twelve of the clerks are on the main line trains and their routes are to Portland and to Poc'a tello. Two of theie stay over from the morning trains from the east un til night and one stops off from the wen fro;n night until morning. Two mail clerks are now on the run out from La Grande on the Wallowa mall cars. One of them Is Polk Mays, Jr. who for the past two years has been on the main line between La iGrande and Poate'.lo. The other i;uail clerk on the Wallowa branch is a new man, W. MI. Bellinger, whoso former home was In McMlnnvllle. Everyone would be benefited by take Foley's Orhvj Laxative Ut constipation, stomach and liver troub le, as It sweetens the stomach and breath, gently stimulates the liver and regulates the bowels and is much superior to pills and ordinary laxa tives. Why not try Foley's Orlno Lax ative today? PurnauKh & Mayfield. Japalac, varnish stains. Unseed oil at Burnaugh & Mayfleld's. are toe r oofm iiginia." The newspaper Stonoumn was carry lug came down opposite tbe startled bellboy, who. was trying not to ap Iear frightened. "This Is the clump of cedars," be exclaimed. Both, In their eagerness, were bend ing down over their Improvised battle plan, their bends close together. "And here a farmhouse beside your cedars," cried I.nnpdon. "That's where the rebels charged us," echoed the Union man. Langdon brought down bis fist again with emphatic gesture. "You bet we charged you! The Third Mississippi charged you! I charged you, sir!" Langdon's eyes were big with the afterglow of a fighter discussing the niiguty struggles of the past, those most precious of till the Jewels lu the treasure store of a soldier's memory. "Why, it might have been a bullet tired by you, sir." he cried. "It might be that you were the luuii who almost killed me. Why, confound you, sir. I'm glad to meet you!" Euch old veteran uf tragic days gone by bad quite unconsciously awaken ed a responsive chord in the heart of the other. A seuator and a penniless old "dowu and outer" are very much the same lu the human scale that takes note of tbe inside and uot the -mtslde of a man. And they fell Into ach others anus then and there, for .hat strong fighter does not respect not her of his kind? 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KETCHUM f DENTIST - ENTERPRISE OfiUe Herland Building. Iudepeudeut I'hone, Home I CONAWAY & CORKINS, I A. B. Conaway. O. M. Corklns.? I LAWYERS J t Enterprise, Oregon. W i, E. T. ANDERSON, M. D. rilYSICIAN AND SIRGEON '. , , I Calls attended to day or night. J Home phone. Enterprise, Ore. , DR. C. A. AULT 1 PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON 5 Office In Bank Building. Home phone both office and A residence. T "Here U'ii the Second Alabama actually chortling In I lie pure ecstasy of coinrudcHhlji, now sc.'lc us, m ain luuglilng, when on the scene uppenml Bud llulnes, the correspondent, who hud returned to Interview the new sen ator from Mississippi. "Great heavens!" ejuculuted the newspaper man. "A Menu tor, a United Status Betin lor, hujrglnx ii broken dowu old 'has beeu!' What hi the w orld com ing to?" Ilalnea suddenly punned. "I wonder If It cuu bo a pose merely for effect. It's getting harder every day to tell what's genuine and whut isn't In this town." iContlnued next week.) 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