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H o w a rd J e ffrie s . b a n k e r'« «on, u n d e r
th e evil In flu e n ce o f R o b e rt U n d e rw o o d ,
fe llo w -e tu d e n t a t Y ale, le a d s a life o f d i s
s ip a tio n , m a r r ie s th e d a u g h t e r o f a g a m
b le r w ho d ied In p ris o n , a n d Is d is o w n e d
by h is fa th e r . H e is o u t o f w o rk a n d In
d e s p e ra te s tr a i ts . U n d e rw o o d , w h o h u d
once b een e n g a g e d to H o w a r d ’s s t e p
m o th e r. A llt-la. Is a p p a r e n tly In p r o s p e r
ous c irc u m s ta n c e s . T u k ln g a d v a n ta g e o f
Ids In tim a c y w ith A lic ia, h e b ec o m es a
s o rt o f so cia l h ig h w a y m a n . D is c o v e rin g
td s tr u e c h a ra c te r . A lic ia d e n ie s h im th e
h o u se
H e se n d s h e r a n o te th r e a te n i n g
su icid e. A rt d e a le rs f o r w h o m h e a c te d
a s c o m m is s io n e r, d e m a n d a n a c c o u n tin g
H e c a n n o t m a k e g o od. H o w a r d c a lls a t
h is a p a r t m e n t s In a n I n to x ic a te d c o n d i
tio n to r e q u e s t a lo a n o f I-.000 to e n a b le
h im to ta k e u p a b u s in e s s p ro p o s itio n .
H o w a rd d r in k s h im s e lf In to a m a u d lin
c o n d itio n , a n d g o e s to s le e p o n a d iv a n .
A c a lle r is a n n o u n c e d a n d U n d e rw o o d
d ra w s a s c re e n a r o u n d th e d r u n k e n
slp ep e r.
A lic ia e n te r s . S h e d e m a n d s n
p ro m is e fro m I'n d e rw o o d t h a t h e w ill n o t
ta k e Id s life
H e r e f u s e s u n le s s s h e w ill
re n e w h e r p a tr o n a g e . T h is s h e r e fu s e s ,
a n d ta k e s h e r le a v e . I'n d e r w o o d s ills
h im se lf. T h e r e p o r t o f th e p is to l a w a
k e n s H o w a rd . H e fin d s U n d e rw o o d d ea d .
H o w a rd Is tu r n e d o v e r to th e p olice.
C a p t. C lin to n , n o to rio u s f o r h is b r u ta l
t r e a tm e n t o f p ris o n e rs , p u ts H o w a rd
th r o u g h th e th ir d d e g re e , a n d A n ally g e ts
a n a lle g e d c o n fe s s io n fro m th e h a r a s s e d
m a n . A n n ie. H o w a r d 's w ife, d e c la r e s h e r
b e lie f In h e r h u s b a n d 's In n o c e n c e , a n d
c a lls on J e ffrie s . S r. H e r e f u s e s to h e lp
u n le s s s h e w ill c o n s e n t to a d iv o rc e . T o
s a v e H o w a rd s h e c o n s e n ts , b u t w h e n s h e
A nds t h a t th e e ld e r J e f f r ie s d o e s n o t In
te n d to s ta n d by h is so n , e x c e p t A nan-
c ta lly . s h e s c o rn s h is h e lp . A n n ie a p p e a ls
to J u d g e B re w s te r, a t to r n e y fo r J e ffrie s .
Hr., to ta k e H o w a r d ’s c a s e
H e d e c lin e s
I t Is re p o rte d t h a t A n n ie Is g o in g on th e
s ta g e . T h e b a n k e r a n d h is w ife c a ll on
J u d g e B r e w s te r to And s o m e w a y to p r e
v e n t It. A n n ie a g a in p le a d s w ith B r e w
s t e r to d e fe n d H o w a rd . H e c o n s e n ts .
CHAPTER X V I.—Continued.
“T he disgrace!—the disgrace!—It’s
ru in —degradation! It’s the end of
ev erything!—the end of e v erything!"
Annie regarded with contem pt this
poor, weak, walling creatu re who
lacked the m oral courage to do w hat
was m erely right. H er voice wag not
unkind as she said:
"I don’t w ant to disgrace you—or
ruin you. But w hat am I to do—tell
me, w hat am I to do?"
“I don’t know," m oaned h e r com
“Howard m ust be saved."
“Will you tell Judge B rew ster or
"Judge B rew ster! W hy should he
know?" cried Alicia, startled. More
composedly and as If resigned to the
Inevitable, she w ent on: "Yes, I sup
pose he m ust know sooner or later,
She broke down again and b u rst In
to tears. Annie watched her In si
"It's tough—Isn't It?” she said sym
“ Yes," sobbed Alicia through her
tears, "It’s—It's tough!" Rising, she
dried her eyes and said hastily: "Don't
say anything now. Give me a few
hours. T hen 1 can think w hat Is best
to be done.”
Annie was about to reply when the
office door suddenly opened and Judge
Brew ster entered. Addressing Alicia,
"Pardon me, Mrs. Jeffries, I hope I
“ Pray don't trouble. Good m orning,
As Alicia followed her husband out,
she turned and whispered to Annie:
"Come and see me a t my home."
W hen she had disappeared the
judge cam e back Into the room and
sat down a t hts desk.
"W ell, th a t's do n e!” he exclaim ed
with a sigh of relief. Rum maging for
a m om ent am ong his papers, he
looked up and said with an encoura
ging sm ile:
"Now, If you please, we will go over
th a t evidence—bit by bit."
The news th a t Judge B rew ster
would appear for the defendant a t the
approaching trial of Howard Jeffries
w ent through the town like wlldflre,
and caused an Im m ediate revival In
the public Interest, which was begin
ning to slacken for w ant of hourly
stim ulation. Rum or said th a t there
had been a com plete reconciliation In
the Jeffries family, th a t th e banker
was now convinced of his son's Inno
cence, and was determ ined to spend
a fortune. If necessary, to save him.
T his and o th er rep o rts of sim ilar
nature were all untrue, but the Judge
let them pass w ithout contradiction.
They were harm less, he chuckled, and
If anything, helped How ard’s cause.
M eantim e he himself had not been
Idle. When once he m ade up his
mind to do a thing he was not con-
H O M E S T E A D BILL IN DANGER
pleased was the judge a t Annle'a find
th at he did not Insist on knowing the
w om an's name. He saw th a t Annie Fisher and Pinchot Believed to Be
Working (or Its Defeat.
preferred, for some reason, not to give
it—even to her legal adviser—and he
W ashington, D. C.— F riends o f the
let h e r have her way, exacting -only Borah Jones th ree y ear hom estead bill
th a t the woman should be produced are g re atly alarm ed over the delay of
the In stan t he needed her. The young the conference com m ittee in reaching
woman readily assented. Of course, an agreem ent, and are fearfu l th a t
th ere rem ained the "confession.” but this long delay will m ake it possibe
th a t had been obtained unfairly, II for Mr. Fisher, the secretary of the
legally, fraudulently. T he next Inipor Interior, to d e fe a t the m easure in one
ta n t step was to arran g e a m eeting at way o r another.
T his bill, a fte r
the Judge's house at which Dr. Bern passing the sen ate and then passing
stein, the hypnotic expert, would be the house in an amended- form, was
present and to which should be lnvi re fe rre d to the conference com m ittee
ted both Capt. Clinton and Howard
on March 27 and since then no actual
father. In front of all these w itnesses steps have been taken by th is com m it
the Judge would accuse the police cap tee tow ards brin g in g in an agreem ent.
tain or browbeating his prisoner Into
It was fully expected by friends of
m aking an untrue confession. Per th is bill th a t the conference com m it
haps the captain could be argued Into tee, appointed to reconcile the differ
adm itting the possibility of a m istake ences betw een the senate and house
having been made. If, further, he could bills, could g e t to g eth e r in a few days
be convinced of the existence of doc — a week a t the outside— b u t seven
um entary evidence showing th a t Un weeks have elapsed and the conference
derwood really com m itted suicide
com m ittee is no n earer an agreem ent
m ight be willing to recede from hi than the day i t w as appointed. This
position In order to protect himself situ atio n is som ew hat surp risin g , in
At any ra te It was worth trying. T ht view of the fa ct th a t every m em ber of
Judge Insisted, also, th a t to this meet the conference com m ittee voted for
ing the m ysterious woman witness the bill and is supposed to fav o r re
should also come, to be produced
ducing the hom estead period from five
such a m om ent as the law yer might y ears to th ree, and to favor giving
consider opportune. Annie merely de hom esteaders leave of absence for five
m anded a few hours’ tim e so she could m onths each year.
m ake the appointm ent and soon re
turned w ith a solemn prom ise that
H Y P N O T IZ E D G IRL S IN G S
the woman would attend the meet
Ing and come forward a t w hatevei Physicians See Practical Realization
m om ent called upon.
o f Tale of "T rilb y .”
T h ree evenings later there was an
P hiladelphia— E ffect of hypnotism
Im pressive gathering a t Judge Brew
ste r’s residence. In the handsomely on the hum an voice which justified
appointed library on the second floot Du M aurer’s fanciful tale of “ T ril
w ere seated Dr. Bernstein, Mr. Jef b y ’s ” voice tran sfo rm a tio n w hile un
fries and the judge. Each was ab der hypnotic influence, was demon
sorbed In his own thoughts. Dr. Bern stra te d before th e A m erican Laryngo-
stein w as puffing a t a big black cigar logical society and the sub ject w as a
the b anker stared vacantly Into space young woman who was employed in
The judge, a t his desk, exam ined some- the office of a physician.
The young woman o ften m et and
legal papers. Not a word was spo
ken. They Beemed to be w aiting foi spoke w ith sin g e rs who v isited Dr.
a fourth m an who had not y et ar F rank E. M iller, o f New York, and
P resently Judge Brewstei she expressed a desire to go upon the
operatic stage, desp ite the handicap of
looked up and said:
"G entlem en, I expect Capt. Clinton a voice u tte rly w ith o u t m usic. She
In a few m inutes, and the m atter wll had read the ta le of “ T rilb y ,” how
ever, and said she w as w illing to try
be placed before you.”
Mr. Jeffries frowned. It was g reat hypnotism and suggested th a t a phon
ly a g ain st his wish th a t he had beeE ograph playing the songs o f the oper
dragged to this conference. Peevish a tic singers be used to accompany her.
The ex p erim ent was m ade and the
ly, he said:
‘T v e no wish to be p re sen t a t the effect w as tru e to the story o f Du
m eeting. You know th a t and yet M aurier.
Voices o f well-know n sopranos and
you se n t for me.”
Judge B rew ster looked up a t him tenors w ere reproduced and the young
quickly and said quietly yet d e woman sang a t each d a y ’s te s t w ith
pe rfe c t ease. W hile still in the hyp
“ Mr. Jeffries, It Is absolutely nec notic sta te she w as taken to the college
of physicians and surgeons and in tro
essary1 th a t you be p re sen t when
tell Capt. Clinton th a t he has either duced to the assem bled physicians and
willfully or Ignorantly forced your son sc ien tists there.
INDUSTRIAL OEVELQPMENI OF THE SITIE
Government M ake* Inquiry Here tor After Three Year» o f Poor Yield*,
Growers Say Success Assured.
Bide on Big Timbers
Pendleton—A fte r three years o f a l
most total crop failures Morrow coun
ty w heat grow ers are already p re p a r
ing to harvest w hut prom ises to be
one of the best crops in the history of
the county, according to County Ju d g e
P atterson, of H eppner, and J. B. H ud
dleston, statio n agent for the O.-W .
R. & N. a t the sam e point. These
men say farm ers rep o rt the ground
w et four feet, and w ith the splendid
s ta rt which the g rain has it is believed
nothing can prevent the h arv estin g o f
a bum per yield.
Some of the grow ers say th ere have
been years in the past when the grow
ing g rain looked as prom ising as a t
present, hut th a t it did not have the
m oisture in the ground to hack it up,
so th a t the lack of la te r rains caused a
The grow ers of a lfa lfa along W illow
and Ray creeks are looking forw ard to
heavier crops than usual. T hey a re
alw ays assured of a good first crop,
but the lack o f sufficient snow in the
m ountains has often
stream s to dry up so early th a t sum
m er irrig atio n has been alm ost o u t of
B E T T E R GAME LAWS URGED.
T his y e ar th ere Is an
unusual am ount of snow in the hills
State Warden’s Office Receives Sug and the stream s are all running bank
full a t the present tim e, w ith the
gestions by Letter.
prospect of a good supply of w a te r for
P o rtlan d —In the p ast few months
six or e ig h t w eeks to come.
the S ta te Game w ard en ’s office has re
ceived num erous le tte rs offering sug
BUM PER CRO P O F APPLES.
gestions for im provem ent o f the gam e
law s. Mr. Finley said th a t th e com
m ission invites suggestions and will Yield to Be From 1 ,0 00 .0 0 0 to I,*
2 6 0 ,0 0 0 Boxes,
act upon them a t its next m eeting.
Among the le tte rs is one from Luke
The apple crop of Hood R iver this
Conners, of W allowa, O r., who sug y e ar will be from 1,000,000 to 1,260,-
ge sts th a t black and brown bear be 000 boxes, according to prediction
protected during May, June, Ju ly and m ade by P resident C harles N. C larke,
A ugust. Mr. Conners points out th a t of the Hood R iver Commercial club, to
these anim als are harm less and th a t Professor C harles H. Lane, a g ric u l
th e ir flesh and fu r is w orthless during tural e x p ert from W ashington, who
the tim e specified. He also observes spent a day touring the famous valley,
th a t b ear hunting is frequently done
Mr. Clarke based his e stim a te on
to conceal o th er hunting during closed the heaviness o f bloom and generally
John C. Zoller, of Duncan, U m atilla prom ise of a crop from five to six
county, suggests th a t i t m ight be ad tim es as large as the harv est of 200,-
visable to g ra n t a bounty on crows. 000 boxes last year.
These birds, he says, a re a m enace to
It was found th a t Hood R iver peo
o th er birds, p articularly young gam e ple w ere grow ing more stra w b errie s
th is y ear than ever before. T here are
some 4000 acres in newly planted
YEAR B UM PER FOR CRO PS.
orchards and 3000 in bearing orchards.
The apple bloom, which a week before
Season Greatest had been barely visible, had been
Gilliam County Ever Saw
brought out and nearly re tired by the
Condon — Men who have had 30 warm days th a t followed the v isit of
y e a rs’ experience in this country and the Press club to Hood R iver a week
rem em ber it when bunch grass was or so before.
the only v egetation for m iles around,
GRANGERS URGE R EFO RM S.
say th is is going to be the banner year
for crops of all kinds in G illiam coun
Legislative Committee Favors Second
From the Colum bia riv e r to the
W heeler county line, and from Mor
second day o f the
row county to the John Day riv er
S ta te G range m eeting in th is city
there is not a poor-looking crop.
O w ing to favorable conditions last dawned fine and Tool.
Septem ber there w as a large acreage com m ittees began to bring in th e ir re
of fall w h eat sown and th a t now ports, the com m ittee on legislation re
stands from 10 inches to a foot high. p o rtin g favorably on second choice
S pring g ra in sown in March is all up voting in sta te and county elections,
and prom ises to be as good a crop as on changing the tim e when nom inat
the w in ter w heat. N ot only is th is so, ing p etitions shall be filed to 30 days
but it is going to De a g re a t fru it previous to the prim ary election, and
year. The trees along the creeks are on a u thorizing the county clerk to
loaded w ith blossoms and prom ise a send every v o ter a sam ple ballo t 10
grand crop. W ith an unusual am ount days previous to the election. I t also
of rain all v egetables w ill be plentiful. recommended a revision of the elec
tion law s so th a t no candidate o r o th er
persons in behalf of a candidate shall
After Green Peach Aphis Now.
Oregon A gricultural College, Cor spend a lto g eth er m ore than 16 per
vallis—The green peach aphis, which cent o f the first y e a r’s salary except
w orks on the tip s o f shoots, is doing th a t the m inim um lim it shall be $100.
g re a t dam age in the Freew ater-M ilton
Freewater Expects Big Crop,
d is tric t and elsew here, and P rof. H. F.
F re e w ate r — T hat crop prospects in
W ilson o f the O. A. C. entom ology de
p a rtm en t has sta rte d the follow ing th is vicinity w ere never b e tte r than
tre a tm e n t which w ill destroy the pest now is the re p o rt from every section
if applied in tim e.
of the valley. On the foothills the
“ Black L eaf 40” should be diluted w heat is alm ost a foot high, and the
w ith 1000 p a rts o f w ater, w ith a bar excessive rain has deepened the root
of laundry soap added for every barrel ing of the w heat, insuring the biggest
of th e spray.
The soap not only crop ever harvested.
In the valley
m akes the em ulsion m ore effective, proper w heat in m any sections is al
b u t causes it to spread m ore thorough ready heading out and h arv estin g this
y e ar will be early. Local stra w b errie s
have appeared, the first c rate coming
W ar on Beetles Resumes.
from A rt Isley.
It was shipped to
S um pter—G overnm ent officials of Boise, Idaho.
the Entom ological bureau are here to
M arshfield S ta rts Plant.
cruise the te rrito ry cut over la st year
by th e ir d e p artm e n t in th e w ar waged
Marshfield—The co n tract le t by the
upon the pine beetles th a t have been C. A. Sm ith L um ber & M anufacturing
dam aging to the forests of E astern company for the new electric pow er
Oregon. A year ago the governm ent p lan t here is the larg est o f the kind
spent $15,000 in the forests n ear this ever awarded in th is p a rt o f the sta te .
place in th e fight upon these little in The cost of the p lant w ill be m ore
sects. The method used was to cut than $100,000.
C. C. Moore & Com
down and burn all the infected trees pany, of San Francisco, have the con
found in th e aera the beetles w ere tra c t, and the m achinery is to be fu r
w orking over, and about 100,000 trees nished by the General E lectric com
w ere tre a te d in this m anner.
pany. The p lant will be a t the Sm ith
m ill and will furnish power for log
New Roads Bill Urged.
ging, running the sawm ill and the pulp
M edford—The Medford Commercial m ill to be b u ilt to consume the w aste.
club has appointed a com m ittee con
F a rm ers Planning Fairs,
sistin g of Ju d g e W. M. Colvlg, A. E.
Ream es and Hid. Andrew s to draw up
A storia—Stockholders of the Lower
a home rule good roads m easure to be Colum bia R iver A gricultural company
presented to the voters of the sta te | held a m eeting S aturday and organ
a t the fall election, w hereby any coun- ized, e lecting G. L. Rees president,
ty can bond itself as it m ay decide a t R obert C. Kinney, vice president, and
a general election fo r the building of C. S. Dow secretary . They also elect-
p erm anent highw ays. In the opinion ed a board o f seven directors. T his is
o f local a ttorneys th is is the only way the company organized by th e farm ers
in which Jackson county can be cer- of the county fo r the purpose o f hold-
ta in to be able to bond Itself for ing annual fairs.
A com m ittee was
appointed to a scertain w here fa irs
I shall be held.
P o rtla n d —Oregon was unlntention
ally com plim ented by the governm ent
when m ill operators and lum ber ex
porters received telegram s recently
from W ashington, D. C, asking for
bids on two dredge “ spuds,” 70 feet
in length and 36 inches in diam eter.
The “ spuds” are w anted to com plete
the equipm ent o f a big dredge a t the
Panam a canal.
The order was issued hurriedly, so
tim e was 'not allowed for the usual
circulation ’of specifications, but on
such tim bers th ere would be no com
petition outside of the N orthw est. It
is not believed the governm ent will
be sw am ped w ith proposals for the
“ sp u d s,” ow ing to the fa c t th a t tim e
of delivery is uncertain and exporters
say th ere is little profit for them a fte r
paying for g e ttin g such special logs
out o f the woods.
It is said th a t to cut the sizes asked
for, two trees, each w ith a d iam eter
of about six feet, would be necessary
and it is no longer easy to find such
g ia n t firs close to tran sp o rtatio n fa
"Ah! I begin to understand. You
knew R obert Underwood?
knows your voice— he heard you—talk
Ing to him— Oh, Mrs. Jeffries! Are
you the woman who visited his apart
m ents th at night?"
The banker's wife bowed her head
and collapsed on a chair.
“Yes," she m urm ured In a low tone
Annie looked a t h e r In am azem ent.
to confess to having com m itted
“Why didn’t you come forw ard at
ALL R IG H T " IS K E Y N O T E .
crim e of which I am persuaded he la
once?" she cried. "T hink of the pain
which you m ight have spared u s !”
The b anker shrugged his shoulders Persian Says Expression is Index of
Alicia covered her face w ith her
"If I can be of service, of course,
handkerchief. She was crying now.
I—I am only too glad—b u t w hat can
'JThe disgrace—the disgrace!" she
N ew Y ork—The keynote of A m eri
I say—w hat can I do?”
can success is said by Abdul Baba,
"N othing." replied the Judge curtly P ersian prophet o f w orld-peace, to lie
^D isgrace!" echoed Annie, stupe
"But the m oral effect of your presence in the u s e 'o f the sim ple expression,
fied. Indignantly, she w ent on: "Dis
Is Invaluable." More am iably he went ‘all r ig h t.” In it he says he finds
grace—to you? B ut w hat of me and
ou: “Believe me, Jeffries, I wouldu the keynote of A m erican optim ism .
H ow ard?"
have taken th is step unless I was ab
"C an't you realize w hat it m eans to
“ E veryw here I g o ,” the P ersian
solutely sure of my position. I have w ent on, “ I hear those two m agical
be associated w ith such a crim e?" she
been Inform ed th a t Underwood com w ords—words w hich I have never
m itted suicide, and to-night evidence heard used by any o th er nation in any
"D isgrace!" cried Annie contem ptu
confirming this sta te m en t Is to be o th er country.
ously. "W hat Is disgrace when a hu
placed In my hands. T he woman whi
man life Is a t stake?"
“ W ith you A m ericans [it is alw ays
paid him th a t m ysterious visit Just all rig h t.’ “ If I ask a bellboy a t
"It seemed so useless,” m oaned Al
before his death has prom ised to come the hotel to do som ething, he re
icia—"a useless sacrifice In the face
here and tell us w hat she knows. Now ponds: ‘All r i g h t.’
of »Howard’s confession. Of course
If Capt. Clinton can be got to admll
—If I’d known—If I’d suspected w hat
If I inquire as to th e h ealth of a
the possibility of his being m istake! person I have m et here, he a n sw e rs:
you- tell me—I ’d have come forward
It fneans th at your son will be fr«< All r ig h t.'
and told everything—no m atter at
in a few days."
w hat cost.” Tearfully she added:
“ W hen the conductor w ants the
"W ho has given you this Inform s tra in to s ta rt, be s h o u ts : ‘All r i g h t.’
"Surely you realize the position It
tlon?" demanded the b an k er skeptio
puts me In?”
“ E v ery th in g is 'a ll rig h t’ in the
A new light shone In Annie’s eyes.
U nited S ta te s. I believe [the expres
"H ow ard's wife," answ ered
th< sion typically reflects the optim ism of
W hat was this w om an's m isery to
Judge quietly. The b anker sta rte d and th is g re a t c o u n try .’’
her? H er duty was to the poor fel
the law yer w ent on: “ She knows whe
low who was counting the hours until
Rebel Plot is Foreseen.
she could set him free. H is stepm oth
the woman Is, and has prom ised tc
bring her here to-night w ith docu
er deserved no m ercy. U tterly self
D allas, T ex .—T h a t the rebels a t
Each W as Absorbed In His Own Thoughts.
m entary proof of U nderw ood’s sul C hihuahua intend to provoke Am eri
ish, devoid of a spark of hum anity,
she would have left them both to
can in tervention, in the event Orozco
h av en 't kept you w aiting.” Noticing te n t w ith half m easures. N ight and
“You are depending on her?" he is d efeated in the b a ttle now pending
perish In order to protect herself from
her agitation and trac es of tears, he day he worked on the case, preparing sneered.
sham e and ridicule. H er face was set
below C hihuahua, is the tenor of a dis
looked surprised. He m ade no com evidence, seeing w itnesses and ex
and determ ined as she said calmly:
"W hy not?” dem anded the Judge patch received here by G overnor Col
p erts, until he had gradually built "She has more a t stake than any ol q u itt from A d ju ta n t G eneral H utch
"It m ust be done now.”
"I have been talking to Dr. B ern up a bulw ark of defense which the us. She has worked day and night ins. Governor C olquitt in stru cted the
“Yes,” m urm ured Alicia In a low
police would find difficult to tea r on this case. It was she who aroused a d ju ta n t general to proceed a t once to
tone th a t sounded like a sob, "It m ust
Annie approached him softly and down. Yet he was not wholly reas Dr. B ernstein’s In terest and persuad El Paso.
ho done now! Oh, If I'd only done It
sured as to the outcom e until Annie, ed him to collect the evidence against
befdre—If I’d only told Mr. Jeffries said In a w hisper:
He said he would no tify th e p re si
'T v e told Mrs. Jeffries th a t you have the day following the Interview In his Capt. Clinton."
the whole tru th ! You speak of How
dent th a t th e people o f El Paso
office, Inform ed him breathlessly that
ard's sufferings. If he d idn't do It, undertaken H ow ard's defense."
The banker frowned.
m ust not be placed in d anger by com-
Judge B rew ster sm iled a t his she had found the m ysterious woman.
he has a t least the consciousness of
"She Is the cause of the whole mis b a n ta n ts on the o th e r side o f th e Rio
his own Innocence, but I—the con w ealthy client, alm ost apologetically, T he Judge was duly elated; now It erable business," he growled.
sta n t fear of being found out Is worse Annie thought. T hen addressing her, was plain sailing, Indeed! T here had
The door opened and the butler, en
alw ays been the possibility th a t How terlng, handed his m aster a card.
Fair Officials Feted.
than any hell the Im agination can con he said:
"Yes, I’ve been quite busy since I a rd 's confession to the police was
jure up. I dreaded It—I dread It now
Buda P e st—T he special comm ission
“Ah!" ejaculated the Judge. “H ere’s
—It m eans disgrace—social ostracism saw you. I have put th ree of the best true, th a t he had really killed U nder our m an! Show him up.”
of th e Panam a-Pacific ex position-w ith
—my husband m ust know—the whole detectives we have on the trail of the wood. But now they had found the
W hen the servant had disappeared
world will know.”
woman who visited Underwood th a t one Im portant w itness, the m ysteri Mr. Jeffries turned to his h o s t With the A m erican A m bassador, R ichard C.
K erens, and his staff, w as received in
Annie was not listening. Still be night. I don 't think the police have ous wom an who was in the a p art a show of irritation he said:
special audience by A rchduke Joseph
wildered, she gazed with the utm ost been trying very hard to find her. m ent a few m inutes before the shoot
“I think you put too m uch faith I d
astonishm ent a t her companion. To T hey’re satisfied w ith H ow ard’s con ing and who was In possession of a th a t woman, but you'll find out—you'P L a te r the com m issioners v isited the
m in istries, P a rlia m en t buildings and
think th a t this m ysterious woman fession. B ut we w ant h e r and we'll le tte r In which Underwood declared find out."
o th er in stitu tio n s.
T he m in iste r of
his Intention of shooting himself,
they had been seeking was H ow ard's g et her—”
Judge Brew ster smiled.
a g ric u ltu re , C ount Serenyi, g ave a
doubt was no longer possible. Acquit
"O h!" gasped Alicia.
(T O B E C O N T IN U E D .)
luncheon in th e ir honor. The govern
"So you're the m issing w itness we
T he Judge w as proceeding to tell of
m ent gave a grand banquet.
have all been hunting fo r!” she said; o th er steps he had taken w hen the
g re a te s t in te re s t is m anifested ev ery
“I can't believe It even now. How door opened and the head clerk en
w here in the com ing exposition a t
did It happen?"
tered, followed by Mr. Jeffries.
"H e and I were once engaged. I
I told Mr. Jeffries th a t Mrs. Je f
broke It off when I found him out. fries was here,” Bald the clerk.
Monk F aces L ep e r's D eath.
After I m arried Mr. Jeffries 1 m et Un
“You m ight have told him th a t there
Boston—C onfronting death w ith as
derwood again. Foolishly, I allowed w ere two Mrs. Jeffries here," laughed
much fo rtitu d e as his [noted predeces
the old Intim acy to be renewed. He the Judge.
sor, word has been received in this
took advantage and preyed on my
The clerk retired and the banker,
ty th a t B rother |I r a [D utton, of the
friends. I forbade him my house. com pletely Ignoring the presence of
D om inican O rder, a form er New E ng
He w rote me a letter In which he his daughter In-law, turned to his wife
land m an, has been stricken w ith lep
threatened to kill himself. I was and said:
rosy on the Island Molokai in the
afraid he m eant It—I wanted to pre
“I regret, my dear, th a t you should
H aw aiia group. He is the la st o f the
vent him. I w ent to his room s th at be subjected to these family annoy
pioneer nurses who first took care of
n ig h t I—didn't tell Mr. Jeffries. ances."
the u n fo rtu n ates on the island in the
W hen the tru th Is known and I ac
Judge B rew ster came forw ard and
N orth Pacific.
B ro th er D utton suc
knowledge th a t I visited this m an— cleared bis th ro at as II prelim inary to T hat Price Has Been Demanded for
ceeded F a th e r D am ien, who m ade a
can you see w hat It m eans?—w hat a som ething Im portant he had to say.
Drawing by the Famoue
High-Line Ditch Wanted.
nam e for him self by his care o f the
fuss there'll be. Everybody will put A ddressing the banker, he said bold
Leonardo da Vinci.
the dealers had a chance to bang It lepers in the Sandw ich Islands.
the w orst construction on It—”
Medford — Medford has decided to
and has perm itted It to rem ain In the
"T ru st them for th a t!” said Annie
hold a big irrig a tio n m eeting in the
"Mr. Jeffries, I have decided to un
L et no one say th a t a rt does not show. The drawing, partly In sepia
Loaded G angplank Falls.
grimly. She was sorry for the wom d ertake H ow ard’s defense."
near fu tu re, when efforts will be made
pay, when right In Fifth avenue It Is and here and there w ith a touch of
an's distress, yet, being only human,
S e a ttle, W ash.—Two persons are to secure enough property ow ners to
His aristo cratic client was taken offered a t 9600 the square Inch, which crayon, was Intended as a study for
■he felt a certain sense of satisfaction com pletely by surprise. F or a mo Is considerably m ore than the lots
known to have been drowned and 60 assure the construction of the bigh
In seeing her Buffer a little of w hat m ent he could say nothing, but sim th a t front In th a t exclusive thorough a painting and Is entitled "C hrist and w ere injured Sunday w hen the a d ju s t line ditch around the valley and m ake
she had been m ade to suffer.
able gangplank a t Colem an Dock drop Southern Oregon one of the best irri-1
ply stared a t the law yer as If un fare would bring.
Inches.—New York H erald.
ped, p re c ip ita tin g 60 passengers iato gated regions in the sta te .
"T hey'll say th a t I—God knows able to believe his ears. W ith an ef
Stroll Into the new galleries at
The H opkins ditch, north of Med-
the w a ter as they w ere p re p arin g to
what th ey ’ll sa y !" w ent on Alicia dis fort. he a t last exclaim ed:
<36. and In a dingy little fram e, with
board the P uget Sound ste am er F lyer, ford, is already indorsed by ranchers
tractedly. "My husband will be
"Indeed!—then you will please con several o th e r patchei, you will see a
and will be constructed.
dragged through the m ire of another sider our business relations to have draw ing by L eonardo da Vinci In red
looking fellow over there?
Many o f those tak en to the hospital
public scandal—his social prestige will ceased from this m oment."
chalk. It Is only 3^4 Inches square,
Bend Depot Too Small.
soon revived from th e effects of th e ir
—oh. I dare not think of It—I know—
The law yer bowed.
and, tak in g out the trim m ing of Its m illionaire dltch-dlgger.
Everybody sa lt w a ter ducking and w ere perm itted
B uilt w ith the expectation
my duty Is to th a t unfortunate boy. I
"As you please," he said suavely.
upper corners, It contains ten iquare laughed a t him years ago when he re
th a t it would be large enough to care
to go to th e ir homes.
m ustn’t think of m yself.”
The banker turned to his wife.
fused to become a doctor o r a lawyer,
for the business here fo r several
"H aye you the le tte r th a t Mr. Un
The price le $6,000. It Is entitled and even turned down th e corre
Forast F irts are Raging
years, the Bend union passenger depot
derwood w rote you?" dem anded her
He offered his arm and turned to “T he H ead of a Young Man." and, spondence schools' offer to m ake him
W innipeg—A d ispatch from Kaslo, already is proving too sm all to m eet
ward the door. Alicia, In distress, sm all ae It le, the skill of th e Italian a window d resser or an electrical en
“Yes— I’ve never been able to de looked b a c k - a t Annie, who nodded painter Inspires every line of the tiny gineer. Time proved bla wisdom, and B. C., says d e stru ctiv e forest fires are the requirem ents o f the rapidly In
ra g in g n ear th e re and the tim b e r creasing volume o f traffic. An addi
stroy I t 1 don't know why I kept It, reassuringly to her Judge B rew ster m asterpiece.
to-day, as the only unskilled laborer In lim its
of several larg e firms are tion o f 30 fe e t is to he erected on the
but th an k God I have It!" Moaning, rose and. going to the door, opened
T here le not far away a sm all draw
h® C* n c° mmand
threatened. Government fire wardens north end to be used for baggage and
aha w ent on:
1L The banker bowed stiffly and said: ing by R em brandt, which la there fabulous prices.—Puck.
I are fighting the flames.
A r t a t $ 6 0 0 a Square Inch
FARMERS E X P E C T BIG CR O P.
O REG O N G E T S H O NO R.
Duckling H as F our Legs.
Oregon C ity— A four-legged duck
m ade its appearance a t the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Robinson, of
Canem ah, Sunday, and the little fe l
low is thriving, although it has been
tak en from the m other hen. Mrs.
Robinson intends tak in g special care
o f the freak o f natu re. Two of th e
d u ck lin g 's legs are in norm al position,
w hile the “ e x tr a ” two are fa rth e r
back and kept close to the body.
Elgin to O bserve Fourth,
E lgin—A t a c itize n s’ m eeting F r i
day evening it was decided th a t E lgin
shall hold a th ree-d ay s’ celebration on
Ju ly 4, 6 and 6. A finance com m ittee
o f th ree was appointed, who had a l
ready solicited funds for the c arry in g
on o f the celebration, and reported
th ere would be betw een $300 and
$1000 w ith which to m eet expenses.