The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, November 20, 1919, WEEKLY EDITION, Page PAGE 10, Image 10

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Wo linil scarcely exchanged words
during thu entire night, but, now she
ncccptod uiy proffered hand "gladly,
ami with n smile, t-prlnplnp lightly
from the deck to the Insecure footing
of the loir. !
"I tic not intend thnt you shall lenve
me behind," she fnld, glancing nbout
Villi n shudder. "This Is such n hor
rid plnce."
"The way before us looks scarcely
better," I nnswered, vainly endeavor
ing to locate Sam. "Friend Shrunk
evidently Is not eager for callers.
"Where Is that fellow?"
"Somewhere oer In that thicket, 1
think. At least his voice sounded
from there. You discovered nothing
in the boatr
"Only n rug nnd some fishing tackle.
Come; we'll have to plunge in some
She followed closely as I pushed a
passage through the obstructing un
derbrush, finally locating Sam at the
edge of n small opening, where the
light was sufficiently strong to enable
ns to distinguish marks of a little-used
trail leading along the bottom of a
shallow gully bisecting the shlehlll.
.At the crossing of n small stream we
noticed the Imprint of several feet In
the soft mud of the shore One plainly
enough was small unit narrow, beyond
oil question that of a woman, but the
others were nil men's, one being clad
In moccasins. Sam, still ahead, start
ed to clamber across the trunk of a
fallen tree, but came to u sudden halt,
"Good Lord o' Mercy I" He Exclaimed
Excitedly, "What's Datf"
staring downward at something con
cealed .from our view ou the other
"Good Lord o' mercy !" he exclaimed
excitedly, "what's dat?"
1 was close beside hltn by this tlmo
nnd saw the thing also the body of
n mau lying on the ground.
"Walt whore ou are, itene!" I ex
claimed, waving her back. "There Is
n mau lying bore hcjond the log.
Come, Sam; we will see what he looks
lie won slow In following, hanging
back as I approached chwer to the
motionless form, and I could hear the
muttering of his lips Unquestionably
the man was dead; of this I was as
mired beforo I even knelt beside-him.
lie lay on his face In a litter of dead
leaves, and almost the first thing I
noticed was the death wound hack of
his ear, where a large-caliber bullet
bud pierced the brain. Ills exposed
hands proved him a negro, nnd It was
with a feeling of unusual repugnance
thnt I touched his body, turning It
over sufllclently to see the face. AH
at once I knew Mm, unable wholly to
repress u cry of startled surprise as
I stared down into the upturned
face the dead man evidently mur
dered, shot treacherously from behind,
was Free Pete. I sprang to iny feet,
gazing about blindly Into the dim
woods, my mind for the instant dazed
by the Importance of tills discovery,
What could It mean? How could It
have happened? lly what means had
he reached this spot in advance of us,
nnd at whose hand fad he fallen? Ho
could have been there only for one
purpose, surely In an attempt to
guide Eloiso Iicnuculre and the quad
roon Delia. Then what had become
of the women? Where were they
I stumbled backward to the support
of tho log, unable to answer any on
of these questions, remembering only
In that momeut that I must tell Ren
the truth.
"Tell me please," she begged. "Zi
the man dead? Who Is he, do you
' know?".
"Yes," I replied desperately. "lie Is
dead, and I recognized his fuce. K
Is the negro I'eto nnd has. bceu killed,
shot from behind."
"Pete," she echoed, grasping at the
log to' keep' erect, her eyes on that
dimly rovenled figure In the leaves.
"Free Pete, Carlton's' 'Pete? How
could he huvo gqt here? Then then
the others must have been; with him.
Wha has bccoinof'them?"
j "It I till Mystery; the only wny to
J solve It Is for us to soon.. It "n do
'iui7?ii ' utty ;rdu uT1?mnuTrc. si-VTaf
., I i "
Devi u Own.
ABonuiaceof iltcBldck Hawk War
When 1VUM VMM KiB, fc
iniutrjaiyjwwn -
at This ilenll liody. "vVlieh "wo reuTfi
the cabin we may learn what has oc
curred. Co on ahead, Sam, nnd we
will follow don't be afraid, boy; It
Is not the dead who hurt us."
She clung tightly to me, shrinking
past the motionless figure. She was
She Clung Tightly to Me, Shrinking
Past the Motionleis Figure.
not sobbing; her eyes were dry, yet
every movement, each glance exhibit
ed her depth of horror. I drew her
closer, thoughtless of what she was,
luy heurt yearning to speak wonls of
comfort, yet realizing there was noth
ing left me to say.
"Do not mind me," she said, paus
ing before the utterance of each word
to steady her voice. "I I am not
going to brenk down. It It Is the
suddenness the shock. I I shall be
strong again In n minute.''
"You must lie," I whispered, "for
their lives may depend on in."
It va a short :itli before u nnd
became more clearly defined ns we ad
vanced. A sharp (urn brought u Into
full view of Hie cabin, which stood
In a small opening, built against the
sldehlll, and so overhung with tree
ns to lie Invisible, except from the di
rection of our approach. We could see
only the side wall, which contained
one open window, nnd was n one-room
affair, low and lint-roofed, built of
logs. Its outward nppearance was
peaceful enough, nnd the swift bent of
my pulse quieted as I took rapid sur
vey of the surrounding.
"Snm," I commanded, "you are to
remain here with Itene, while I learn
the truth yonder. Yes," to her quick
protest, "that will be the better way
there is no danger nnd I shall not be
gone but for n moment."
I seated her on n low stump nnd
left them there together, Sam's eyes
rolling about In a frightened effort to
perceive every covert In the woods,
but the girl satisfied to wntch me in
tently as I moved cautiously forward.
A dozen steps brought me within view
of the front of the cabin. The dmir
had been smashed In and hung dan
gling from one hinge. Another step,
now with n pistol gripped In my Imnd.
enabled me to obtain n gllmiisf within.
Across the puncheon threshold, his
feet even protruding without, lay a
man's body; hejond hint, lmlf con
cealed by the shadows of the interior,
appeared the outlines of nnother, with
face upturned to the roof, plainly dis
tinguishable because of a snow-while
The Trail of the Raiders.
Shocked and unmanned us I was at
this discover') to pause there staring
at those gruesome figures would have
only brought fresh alarm to the two
watching my every movement from
the edge of the clearing. Gripping my
neni's, I advanced over the first body,
watching for any sign of the presence
of life within the cabin. There was
none the work of tho murder had
been completed, and the perpetrators
had fled. The dead man, with ghastly
countenance upturned to the roof raf
ters, nnd the snowy beard, was un
doubtedly the negro helper, Amos
Shrunk. Pete's description of the ap
pearance of tho man left this Identifi
cation beyond nil dispute. He hud
been stricken down by u suvnge blow
which had literally crushed In one
side of his head, but his dead hands
yet gripped a rifle, ns though he hud
fallen lighting to tho Inst.
The other man, tho one lying across
the threshold, had been shot, although
I did not ascertain thH fact until after
I turned tho body over sufllclently to
reveal the face. This wus disfigured
by the wound and covered with blood,
so that the features could scarcely be
seen, yet I Instantly recognized the
fellow Carver. Surprised out of all
control by this unexpected discovery,
I steadied myself against the log wall,
fully aroused to t,he sinister meaning
of his presence. To n degree tho com
plete significance of this tragedy In
stantly gripped my mind. If tills fel
low Carver had been one of the ussull
nnts then It was absolutely certain
that Klrby must also have been pres
ent tho jender,of the attack. This
Inevitably' meant that both men hud
been aboard the steamer, and later
vere"purasho're"aflhe "mouth of the
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WwU&LArJ' J. iiH
Illinois. Km iow 11ml ltfiouin"rt
nbout It, why not.? It was no accident,
and 1 wondered that the possibility
had never occurred to mo before. The
gambler naturally knew tdl tho gossip
of the river,, nnd beyond question lie
would be awnro of the reported e
Istence of this underground station
for runaway slaves. It was common
talk as fur down as St. Louis, and his
mind would Instantly revert to the
possibility thnt, tho lleelng ltene might
seek escape through the assistance of
Shrunk. The mysterious vanishing of
the bout would servo to Increase- that
suspicion. Even If this hud not oc
curred to him nt first, the steamer
would have brought news that no keel
boat had been seen on the lower river,
while the cnpttilu of tho .lohn It.
Glover, or someone else on board,
would have been sure to huvo men
tioned the negro helper and suggest
that ho might have hud n hnnd In the
tirfnlr. To follow that trail was, In
deed, the most natural thing for Klr
by to do. Ho had not overtaken Itene
because she was not yet there, but he
had unexpectedly come upon the other
fugitives, and, even though the en
counter had cost tho life of his bench
man, Carver, It also resulted In tho
death of two men who hud come be
tween Ivltn and his prey the negro
nnd the abolitionist. The scene
cleared in my brain and beenme vivid
nnd real. I could almost picture In de
tail each act of the grim tragedy. The
two revengeful trackers If there were
only two engaged, for others might
httxe been recruited on the steamer
must have crept up to the hut In the
night or early morning. Possibly
Klrby had learned of some other
means of approach from the big river.
Anyway the fact that Shrunk had
been trapcd within the cabin would
Indicate tho final attack was a sur
prise. Tho negro might have been
asleep outside and met his denth In
an attempt at escape, but the old
white man, finding flight Impossible,
had fought desperately to the last Mid
had killed one antagonist before re
ceiving Ids death blow. This was all
"plain enough, but what had become of
Klrby, of the two women Klolse and
the quadroon mother?
Uncertain what to do or bow to act,
I could only turn to the waiting girl
nnd the negro to tell them what I hud
They listened as though scarcely
comprehending, Snm uttering little
moans-of horror, and appearing help
less from fright, but Itene quiet, mere
ly exhibiting her emotion in tho white
ness of her face and quickened breath
ing. Her eyes, wide open, questioning,
seemed to sense my uncertainty. As I
ended the tale and concluded with my
theory as to what had occurred fol
lowing the deed of blood, her quick
mind asserted Itself.
"nut this must hnve happened very
lately; the fire still smoldered, you
sqld. When do you think that steamer
could have landed here?"
"Why, perhaps early last evening."
"And It has not occurred to you thnt
the boat might have waited hero while
the man Klrby went ashore?"
"No; thnt could scarcely be true, If
the steamer was transporting troops;
whnt was It you were thinking about?"
"It Is all dark, of course," she laid
slowly, "we can only goes nt what
happened. Hut to me It seems Impos
sible that the man Klrby could have
accomplished this alone without as
sistance. The boat wo saw at the
landing was not his; It must have
been Pete's, nnd then) Is no evidence
of uny. other trail lending herefrom the
river. If. as you Jiiinglne, he kn:w
tho captain of that steamer, uud some
of the other men aboard were MIsmoii
rlnns nnd defenders of slavery, he
would have no trouble In enlisting
their help to recover his runaway
slaves. They would lie only too glad
to break" up mi abolitionist's nest.
Thnt Js what I believe has happened;
they ciimc ashore In a party, und the
steamer waited for them."
'And you think the prisoners were
taken along? Vet Klrby would not
want to transport them up tho river."
"As to that," she Insisted, "lie could
not help himself. Ho needed to get
away quickly, nnd there were no otuer
menus available. He could only hope
to connect later with some craft south
bound on which to return."
"You may be right," I admitted, Im
pressed, yet not wholly convinced.
"Ilut whnt can we do?"
She limited at me reproachfully.
"Vim should not usk that of a girl."
Tho words stung me.
"-No; .this Is my task. I was
thoughtlessly cruel. Neither can we
remain here, only long enough to bury
those bodies. It would he Inhuman
not to do that. Sam, there Is an old
spade leaning ngnlnst the cabin wuli
go over und get It."
Ho started on his mission reluc
tantly enough, glancing constantly
backward over his shoulder to Insure
himself of our presence uud carefully
avoiding any upprouch to tho open
Unpleasant as our task was It
proved to bo less dlfllciilt of accom
plishment than I had anticipated.
There wero blankets In the cabin
bunks, nnd In theso I wrapped the
bodies. They were too heavy, how
ever, for mo to transport nlone, iuu It
required some threatening to ii.duce
Sam to give me the assistance neces
sary to deposit them In the shallow
grave. Only tho .fear t lint I would
not have hlin with us longer compelled
his Joining me. Ho was more fright
ened ut tho thought of being left alone
than of contact with the dead, Sam
tilled in the iorso rirth, rounding J.
tato form, and the two of us stout
ibove tho fresh mound, our hem
;cads bared to the sunlight, while
endeavored to repent hro,eiiy a fc
rdu of j'Vuyer. .Now our llivt io;
itty wiisTooXT.rOi! thls"TTounfl TTTaTr
supply, and compelling Sam to assist
we, we hastily prepared a warm meal
Ivor the open lire. It wim eaten with
out, no one of us desiring to remain
In tlie midst of that scene of death;
and the very knowledge that tho
ihrtid burial was completed uud thnt
we were now free to depart brought to
ult of us n renewed courage.
It scarcely seemed piohnblo that otto
tuiiu alone, or even two mm, had com
mitted this crime, and the side sur
vivor disappear so completely with tllo
prisoners. I had turned each detail
over nnd over In my thought, while
I worked, yet to but little purpose.
The only present solution of tho prob
lem seemed to he our return to that
hidden basin where our boat lay, and
then remaining there In concealment
until the darkness of another night
rendered It safe to once more venture
tho river.
1 spoke of this to her, us I finally
.approached where she rested on tho
stump, eager and glad to escape from
nil memories of that somber cabin I
had Just left.
"You you are no longer so confi
dent," she said; "your plan has
"I am afraid It. has," 1 admitted,
"for It was bused altogether on the
assistance of Amos Shrunk, lie Is no
longer alive, mill I do not know where
to turn for guidance. There would
seem to be danger In every direction;
the only question Is In which way lies
the least?" .
"You begin to regret your attempt
to aid me?"
"No," Impiilshely. "So far as that
g.ies I would do It all over again. Your
safety means more to me now than
ever before ou must believe that."
(To Ho Continued.)
Deportment of tho Interior.
V. S. LAND OKFICK at The Dalles
Oregon, November 3, 1919.
NOT1CK Is hereby given thnt
Ferdinand Tuuscher, of Mllllcuu,
Oregon, who on April 2(1, 19 to, made
Homestead Kntry. No. 01S987, for
Lots 1-2 9i, NK'4, SKU, Suction C,
Township 20 South, Itungn l Knst,
Wlllumetto Murdlun, has tiled notice
of Intention to make final threo year
proof, to establish claliu to thu land
above described, beforo II. C. Kills
U. S. Commissioner, nt llend, Ore
gon, on thu 2?th day of December,
Claimant names as witnesses'
Clifford J. Cook. Ocorgo V. Cook.
Wlllluin Itiihn, Charles Oraffenbor
gcr, all of Mllllctin. Oregon.
In the Circuit Court of the Stnto of
Oregon, For I)chut4-s Count)-.
Plaintiff. )
vs. )
W.M. A. FItl.NK. )
Defendant. )
TO Win. A. Frlnk, tho above nnmod
In the Nnmo of the State of Ore
gon. yoit urc hereby required to np
poar and answer tho complaint filed
against you In tho above ontltlod
caso and cause on or before the 2&th
day of December. 1919, which Is
more than six weeks after tho 13th
day of Novombor. 1919. tho (Into of
the first publication of this summons
imd If you fall no to nppoar nnu'
nnswor, for want, theroof, the plain
tiff will apply to thu court for tho
relief prayed for In tho complaint,
to-wlf For u decree of this court
dissolving tho bonds of matrimony
heretofore nnd now existing between
plaintiff and defeudnnt, and for n
furthor decree awarding to plaintiff
the future caro, custody and controt
of plaintiff and defendant's minor
child, Gladys Frlnk, nnd for such
other nnd further relief ns to thu
court may appear Just nnd equitable.
Servlco of this summons is made
upon you by publication thereof in
tho Hond Ilullotln for six consecutive!
aim successive weeks under nnd by
virtue of nn ordor mndo and entered
on tho 13th day of November, 1919,
by the Honorable T. B. J. Duffy,
Judge of the nbovo entitled court.
Tho duto of tho first publication
of this summons Is tho 13th day of
November, 1919, nnd the dato of tho
Inst publication thereof Is tho 18th
day of December, 1919.
Attorney for Plaintiff.
Hond, Oregon
In Hie Circuit Court of tlin Htato of
Oregon In and For (ho (Viiiuty
of Deschutes.
You are hornby summoned to np
poar within sixty days after tho first
publication of this summons, to-wlt:
within sixty duya aftor tho 13th day
of Novombor, 1010, and defend tho
abovo ontltlod action In tho above
ontltlod court nnd sorvq a copy of
your unswer upon tho attorneys for
the plaintiff ut their ofllco holow
stntod and In caso of your fulluro so
to do Judgment will bo rondorod
against you according to tho prayer
of tho complaint, which has boon
filed with tho clerk of tho siild court,
tho object of thin suit Is to foroclosu
n mortgago In tho sum of Ono Thous
and dollars, together with Intorost
thoroon at tho rate of 10 por cent
per annum from tho first day of hep
tomber, 1018, and for the further
sum of Two Hundred dollars utlor-
miy's feo uud ttio costs and dlshuniO"
moats of thin action to ho luxud.
Said foreclosure holm; sought up
on tho followlui; described properly
In tho county of Deschutes, Htato
of Oregon, to-wlt: tho southwest
quarter of thu southeast quarter of
section .12, township in and lots
threo uud four and the north ouo
hnlf of tho southwest quarter of sec
tion tlvo In township sixteen south,
all In riiugo II K. W. M. containing
1,18. M ncroH.
This sutumoiis Is published lu com
pliance with mi order of tho Honor
able Cltcult court for tho county of
Deschutes made and unturod on tho
22ml. day of October, 1910, uud or
dering that tho said suinmoiiH ho
published In sovou cotiseciitlvo Issues
of a newspaper of gouurnl circula
tion In Deschutes county, Oregon.
Attorneys for Plutiitlrr.
L, 0. Mrltoyuold, who being
first duly sworn, states upon oath
that ho Is tho duly elected, qualified,
and acting Cashier of The First
National Hunk of Iloud. Oregon, n
corporation organized and existing
under tho laws of Oregon.
Aidant further states that tho fol
lowing Is u true nud complete state
ment ot nil uccouuts, now nu the
hooks of' siild bank, In which thorn
has been neither deposit or cheek
drawn during seven (7) years last
II. J, Doughin $283.07
That thu last known place of re
sidence, or post oltlco address of said
depositor wan llend, Oregon, and
that tho last change made lu said
account was February, 1912.
L. 0. McltBYNOLDH.
Subscribed and sworn to beforo
me, this 7th. day of November, A. D ,
Notary Public for Oregon.
My commission expires, October
18. 1922. 37-tOc
Deportment of tho Interior.
V. 8. LAND OFFICK nt The Dalles,
Oregon. October 18, 1919.
NOTICK Is hereby given that Mary
Metcnlf, assignee, of Florence A
llunnell, of Portland, Oregon, who,
on December IS, 190S, made desert
land entry, No. OB72ri, for B14NBU
M48BU & HW'Vi SB'.i. section 32,
township. 1G South, range 12 Hast,
Brooks- Scanlon Lumber
Lumber, Lath, Shingles,
Huilcliiitf Material, Kiln
Dried Floorini; and all kinds of Finish
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The Owl Pharmacy
aoiiij aop.ntn
Wlllulnetto Meridian, hits filed notice
of Intention to miilto final dusurt laud
proof, to establish claim to tho land
above ilencrlbod, before II. C. Kills,
II, H. CominlsHlonor, nt Hand Oregon,
on the 2Hth., day of November, ill ID.
Claimant namos ns witnesses'
.lames It. Ibmhiim. of Deschutes, Oie
gnu; Kd M. Hwnlley, of Deschutes,
Oregon; Oliver J. Hamlin, of Turn
alo, Oiokoii; liny C. Ilamllu, of Tutu
ulo, Oregon,
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V. 8. LAND OFFICIO at Lakovlow,
Oiokoii October 13 1919.
NOTICK Is hereby given that Net
tle Hliulti, or, Laplno, Oregon, who.
on March 9, 1910, made homestead
entry, No. 09108, for WV4 HI1W.W
U. W'i K4 HKU H1'3 , . suction
U. township 22 H iiiiiRO U H., WIN
lniiiulm Murldlnn. has filed notice
of Intention to make final thmo-
year proof, to establish claim to tno
land above described, beforo K. L
fUiirk it u. iTnniiiilHHliinor. at Lu
pine, OroKou, on the 26th., day of
N'nviitnlinr. lQl'J.
Claimant names as witness
W. K. Ileesley. (leorgo Maylleld, Chi I
Wise, Jessie Wise, all of Laplno,
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