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MCND HULLKTIN, UEND, ORKUO, THl'ltHDAY, JANUAltV 8, 1020
rpcrmTtlcil ntiiHQleiiil mo, 'his volco
never cpnolnu hn we followed the dim
troll. I made out Uttio of wlmt lie
mid, nqr did I question him. The
(rnlt ended before n two-room Ior
CHhln, so deeply Iddden In tho wood
ns to ho revealed merely by n slimmer
nf liplit fdrinlng out from within
through chinks In the walls. Tim fum
bled for the tntch nnd Anally opened
the door, lurching ncroi the threshold,
ilrnpplnc me nlong nfter him. There
were two rticn nt n sloppy tnhle, n dis
reputable looklnK white woman Htlr
ring tho contents of n pot hunp over
tho open fire, nnd a follow behind the
bnr, nttlrcd In n dlncy white npron. It
wns nil sordid enough, nnd dirty n
typical frontier groR-diop; but the
thlnp of most Interest to me was tho
proprietor. The fellow was the sumo
red-mustnehed Indlvldunl whom I hail
watched disembark from tho steamer
that Fame nfternoon, slipping In tho
yellow mud nn he surmounted the
hank, dragging hl.s valise along after
blin. So It was this fellow passenger
who had given these fugitives refuge;
It was his presence In these ports
which had decided Klrby to make the
venture ashore, lie glanced up nt our
entrance, the glare of light overhead
rcvenllng n deep, ugly scar nenm his
chin nnd n pair of deep-set, scowling
"Back In time for supper, hey, Ken
nedy." he growled, none too cordially.
"Who's yer frlenT
"A feller whut's goln' tor enlist.
He's nil right. .Tack." the deputy hic
coughed thickly. "Le's liquor, nn' then
we'll cat. I'm pnyln the bill so
whut's It ter yer?"
"Xulhln' 'tall; cny frlen' o' ycrs gits
ther best I have."
He set out a squat bottle on the bar.
nnd thinking It best to humor the both
of them I poured out a stiff drink,
fully nwnre that Hals was observing
uiy features closely.
".Seen yer afore sumwhnr. nln't I?"
"I reckon." I replied Indifferently,
watching Tim fill bis glns-i "I worked
my way up on the boat; saw yer on
"Sure; that's it; 'tntn't In my line
fcr ter forglt n face. Yer ain't en
"Xo; I reckon I'll wait till maunln',
nn' clean up n bit furst. How 'bout
hum t-onp nn' water 'fore I eat? an
yer didn't loan me a razor, cud ye?"
"Wal I got plenty o' water, an' may
be cud scare up sum soap. Tim ycro
he's got n razor, nn If he's u frlen' o'
ycrs, I reckon tie mought lend It ter
The deputy gulitcd down his drink,
mid smacked bis lips, clinging with
one hand to the bar, regarding me lov
ingly.. "Sure ; he's n friend o' mine. Shnve
1dm myself noon's. I git sober. Whut'H
thet? Yer can't wait? Oh, all rlgh
then, take It yerself. Mighty fin' razor,
Itale found me a tin butdn, water, a
bit of rag for n towel, and a small,
cracked mirror, in which my reflection
was scarcely rccogulznble. He was u
man of few words, contenting himself
with uttering mervly a dry comment on
Kennedy, who bad dropped back Into
a convenient chair and burled bU facts
on the tabic.
"Tim's n good fellow, nn' I never saw
him so blame drunk afore," he said, re
gretfully. "He nn' Klrby bed a row,
nn I reckon thct'a whut started hlui
"A row; n quarrel, you mean?" for
getting myself In surprise. "Who's
"Joe Klrby; yer sure must know him
If yer n river man. Slim sorter feller,
with a smooth face; slickest gambler
ever wus, I reckon."
"Why, of course," getting control of
myself onro more. "Wo picked him
up, 'long with Tim, down river, lied
two women with 'em, didn't they?
Jtulo winked facetiously, evidently
rather proud of tho exploit as It hud
been related to ldm.
"Wr, ther way I understun', they
wa'n't both of 'em niggers; however,
that was tho story told on board. This
yere Joe Klrby Is pretty slick, let mo
tell you. Ono of em' a white gurl,
who Just pretended she wus n nigger.
I reckon thet even Klrby didn't catch
on ter her game at furst; un' when Im
did he wus loo blame smart ter ever
let her know. She don't think he
knows yet, but she's liable fer ter find
out mighty soon."
"Hut he cannot hold a white wom
an," I protested stoutly.
"Can't, hey I Wal', I reckon there
lire ways o' even doln thet, nn If thar
be, Klrhy'll find It. I reckon she won't
find no chance ter raise a holler fore
lie's got her tied good an strong."
"Do you menu." I nsked, horrified,
"that he will compel her to marry
"Sum smart little guesser, ain't yer?
I reckon she's in a right smart way ter
do It, et tlict."
"And wus this the cause of the quar
rel between Klrby and Kennedy?"
"Wr, I reckon It wus; leastwlso
Tim. w.udn't hof mixed ,up In the affair,
none. They bed It prutty blumo hot,
an' I reckon tlmr'd bin a dead deputy
if hedn't bin fer mo. Tim thought I
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hutntal IXrttffM Myr
vrtra n ptuvry una ttrcw sn nrnt nfel
ycro ter liquor, an' eat. Ther Joko ov
It Is, he never knnw'd thet Joo hed told
me nil 'bout tho fir ho wus In, nforo
wo cum ashore. II, It wus nil tlxed
up whut wus ter bo done only wo
didn't expect the steamer wus goln' on
north. Tlmr's sum boys wnntln' a
drink; see yer ngjn."
I finished shaving, making no at
tempt to hurry, busily thinking over
this new situation. In the first place
why hud ltnle told me nil this? I felt
convinced the man hnd some purpose
In Ids conversation, and that he hnd
not finished nil ho Intended to say,
when the entrance of customers com
pelled his return to tho bar. Ills part
ing wonls Implied that. Perhaps the
revolt of tho deputy mado It necessary
for the conspirators to select another
helper to properly carry out their ne
furious scheme, nnd Halo hnd decided
that I might answer. I hoped this
might prove the explanation nnd de
termined to seek tho earliest oppor
tunity to Impress upon that Individual
tho fact that I was desperately in
need nf money, nnd decidedly Indiffer
ent ns to how It was obtained.
Tho two soldiers, whoso entrance
had Interrupted our tnlk, remained nt
tho bur drinking until after I had
completed my toilet, nnd were still
there listening to n story Unto was
telling when the slatternly white wom
an announced that supper was rendy
to serve. Tim slept soundly, while tho
other men rcmnlncd engrossed In their
game nf cards. Italo glanced nbout
at these ns though to reassure him
self that they were Intent on their
play then, removing his apron, ho
crossed "the room and drew up u chair
"All right, Sal," he grunted shortly.
"Itrlng on whut yer got."
He remained silent, stnrlng moodily
nt the tire, until nfter the woman hnd
spread out the dishes on the table be
fore him. Then his eyes fell upon the
"Nice looking mess that." he
growled, surveying the repast with un
disguised dKgust. "No wonder we
don't do no business with thet kind ov
a cook. No, yer needn't stay go un
make up them beds in tho other room.
I'll watch things yere."
I Judged the fellow had come over
lutendlng to resume our interrupted
conversation, but hardly knew what
he had best venture. I decided to give
him n lend.
"I ain't got no money, myself," I be
gan to explnln, apologetically, "but
Tim thar hed he'd pay my bill."
"Sure, that's nil right ; I nln't n wor
ryln' noue. Muybo I might put yer In
nn easy way o' gettl.V hold o' a llttlo
coin thet Is If ye ulu't too blame per
tlculur." "Mo!" I laughed. "Wll, I reckon
I don't nlm fer ter be thet. I'vo bin
ten years knfltkln' 'bout between New
Orleans nn' Saint Louee, steamboatln'
mostly, Thet sort o' thing don't mako
no saint out'r cny kln'd man, I reckon.
What sorfr Job Is It?"
Ho eyed me cautiously, an though
not altogether devoid of su&p!cUu.
Ter don't somehow look Just the
same sort o chap, with them ther'
whiskers shaved off," he acknowledged
soberly. "Yer a sight better lookln'
then I thought yer wus, an' n sight
younger. Wha wus It yer cum frum?"
"Frum Sulnt Louee, on tho boat. If
thet's what yer drlvln nt"
"Tnln't what I'm drlvln' at. Whar
else did yer cum frum nforo then?
Yer ain't got no bum's face."
"Oh. I see; well, I can't help that,
kin I? I wus raised down In Missls.slp',
nn' run away when I wus fourteen.
I've been n drlftln' 'long over sluce.
I reckon my face alu't g'jln' ter hurt
none so long uu the pay Is right."
"No, I reckon muybo It won't. I've
seed sum baby faces In my time thet
sure bed the devil behind 'em. Whut's
"MofTett Dan Moffott."
He fell silent, nod I was unpleasant
ly aware of his continued scrutiny, uij
heart beating fiercely, as I endeavored
to force down mora of the food us nu
excuse to remain at tho tnbl. Whal
would he decide? Finally lie spoke
I Was Unpleasantly Aware of His
Continued Scrutiny. What Would
once more, but gruDI enough, leaning
, '" 7
foYNvnrn, imr, ',cr-eunB vi teres to a
''Wnl now sec yere, MolYott, I'm
goln fcr ter bo d plain with yer.
I reckon yer whut yer say ye nre, fer
thnr nln't in reason, fer ns I kin see,
why wo should llo 'bout It. Yer Hut
broke, nn' need coin, nn' I'm tnkln' yo
nt yer own word thet yo don't euro
overly much how yet git It. Thet
"Just 'bout o it nln't no hnngln'
"II k thnr nln't rcnlly no mnnner
o' risk at nil. Yer don't oven hnv' tor
break the law, fer ns I know. It's
Just got fcr ter be done on the dend
quiet, an' no question asked. I'll tell
yer nil yer need ter know. Tnln't such
a long story. This ycro .Toe Klrby he'a
n frlen' o mine ; I've know'd blur a
long time, an he's In h h - of a Mr.
Here's how It nil happened: Thar wus
an ol' planter UvlnT down In Mlssoury
nt a place called Uonucnlro'H Lnndtn'.
His name wus Itenucalre, nn he hed n
son named Dert. a good-fcr-nuthlng
cuss, I reckon. Wnl, this Ilert runned
nwny a long while ngo, nn' never cum
hark; but, he left n baby behind him
a gurl baby which n quadroon slnvo
glvo birth to. Tho quadroon's tinmo
wus Dclln, nn' the kid wus called
llene. flit them names In yer head.
Ol' lteaucnlre he knew tho gurl wus
his son's bnby, so ho brought her up
'long with his own daughter, who wus
named KInlse. They wus both 'bout
ther same nge, nn nobody seemed ter
know thet llene wus n nigger, Fcr
sum reason ol' Beaucnlre never set
her free, ner tho quadroon neither.
Wnl. Klrby he heard tell o' all this
sumwhar down the river. Yer seo he
nn' Hert Iteaucnlre run tergethcr fer
a while, till Hert got killed In a row
In New Orleans. I reckon ho toP him
part o' tho story, nn the rest he picked
up In' Saint Louee. Enyhow, It looked
like a d good thing tor Klrby, who
nln't pnsslu' up many bets. 01' Ilenu
calre wus rich, nn' consldcrnble ov n
sport; peoplowho hed seed the gurl
sed they wus'both ov Vm bcnutles nn'
IJIoNe the while one bed nn Inde
pendent fortune left her through her
mother. So Klrby, ho un' n feller
named Curver n tin-horn planned It
out betwixt 'cm ter copper ol' llenu
Cairo's coin, an' pick up them gurls
"Hut how cud they do thet?"
"Luck mostly, I reckon, on' Klrby's
brains. The plan wus ter git Heiiu
calro Inter n Mker game, case him
'long a bit, nn' then break him, land,
niggers, un' nil. They didn't figure
this wud bo hard, fer he wus n dend
gnmo gambler, nn' played fcr big
stakes. It was luck, though, what gW
'em their chance. Benucnlre lied sum
mlnln' claims up on tho Fcvrc, an' bed
ter go up thar. It's n long, lonesom'
trip, I reckon, an' so the other two
they went 'long. They got thu ol'
chap goln nnd comln', un' finally cod
dled him 'long till ho put up his big
bet on u sure hand. When he found
out whut bed happened tho ol' gent got
so excited he Hung a lit, nn' died."
"Leaving' Klrby ownln' nil the prop
erty?" "Every picayune, niggers nn' nil. It
wus sum sweep, nn' he bed signed
bills o' sale. Wa'n't nobody cud git It
nwny frum him. Wal Joo ho didn't
want fer ter make no fuss, ner scare
the gurl none, wi ho went down ter
Saint Loueo an' made proof o owner
ship nforo u Jedge bo know'd. Then,
with tho papers nil straight, he, tin'
the sheriff, with Tim yere, the deputy,
run up the river nt night ter servo 'cm
quietly on tho duughter the white
one, Klolse. Klrby he didn't alia ter
be seen at all, but Just went 'long so
thnr wudn't be no mistake. Yer see,
them papers hnd ter bo served aforo
they cud take nwny the niggers. Klr
by wus goln' ter sell them down river,
un' not bother 'bout the land fer
awhile, till after he'd bed u cliiincn ter
shine up ter this yere gurl Klolse. He'd
never seen her but, enyhow, he got
thet notion In Ids bed."
"She wus tho duughter; the whlto
"Sure; he hed the other by Inw.
Wnl, when they ail got thnr, iioImm!
wus homo, 'cept one o tho gurls, who
claimed fcr ter bo Itcnc the ono
who wijs n nigger, thet Klrby owned.
Nobii'iy know'd which wus which, nn'
so tbt-y bed ter tuko her word for It.
Tbry v'udn't do nuthln' legal till they
found tho other one, un they -wus
sltUu' round wultln' fer her ter turn
up, when tho nigger gurl they wus
watchlu' got uuny,"
"How'd she do thet?"
"Don't noboddy seem tor know.
Damn funny story. Way they tell It,
eumbody must'r knocked Klrby down
an' run off with her, Whoever did It,
stole tho boat In which Klrby an' the
sheriff cum up tho river, nn' Just natur
ally skipped out the sheriff's nigger
an' all. It wus a slick Job."
(To Be Continued.)
COOS BAY MERCHANT
BUYS HANSON STORE
Within tho noxt fow days, Leonard
House, recently of Coos Buy, will
take over tho management nnd own
ership of tho store on Drondwuy nnd
Arizona, a business conducted up to
now by Olaf Hanson, Mr. Rouse,
who has had considerable experience
In tho mercantile buslnoBs, plans to
put in u larger stock than has been
curried heretofore, mid will make it
number of improvements In the
store. Tho deal -was handled by
Hejiklo aud Ilulnea,
Was Surprise of
ife, He Says
Hnd HulTeied Twenty Vm-s Full of
I ilfo and Knoigy Mluco Taking
"I wiih twenty onrs finding n mod
iclnu to reach my enso but, thanks to
Taulnc, I hnvo found It nt Inst," said
0. H. Loop, u retired farmer, who
resides nt U10 Knst IMfty-HUth
street, Los AiiroIos. California, while
talking of tho benefits hu had receiv
ed from inking Taulnc, continuing
"For all these vo.irs I huvo boon
suffering with my stomach, uotlimt
I nto would dlgU mid una would
form nu J I would Hiiffei with intM.so
pains, nnd I also hud u pal:t In my
stdo of Into years r.oarly nil the time.
I wiih huthi'i'i -il a vav.o do.il r ah
consttpitt tn nnd nnd t bo inking
somn k'nd of limllv nil the Hmo,
and felt tired ami worn nut )v. h.i.l
no life or cnurkv mul wus e.xitimet)'
"I hud bit ti Kit of dlffeii'iil s.ms
of mcdle.lno but mno nf llieiu did me
nuy good ui.il ono dny imt long iij;o
my sou suggested I try Tnulne. 1
took his ndvlco and botoro 1 had
taken n half bottlo t know I hud
struck tho right medicine nnd wan
no surprised nt my Improved condi
tion nnd It hnd coino about so quick
ly I could hardly bellevo it. Kverv
bit of gas uud pain disappeared ami
I began to feel strong nnd good once
more nnd while I have tnkuu only u
fow bottles altogether I am full of
energy, feel due nil tho tlmo eat
heartily, sleep like u log and never
know what It Is to bo nervous. I am
glad to say n good word for u medi
cine that helps nnyono ns Tnnluc has
"Taulnc Is sold In Bond by Owl
Drug Co., In Sisters by Oeo. F. Alt-
ken, nnd In Bend by Horton Drug
hltl'IMntll. .. lilmtMnii M.A.I.. .l.lk.Ht
i ivmuiiin uu iif.-Uhv II1I1I4U lllirillhi
the B. A. A C. debt mining drive
hnvo reached it total of $2I,GGS.20,
but thero still remains $0,135 to
collect on pledges mado In tho city
uud by mill employes. Tho Brooks
Scnnlon and Khcvlln-lllxon mill com
panies hnvo paid In full the amount
promised by them JIT.sat whllo
mtiny other subscriptions wore mndo
In tho form of cancelling bills for
supplies, making n total or $28,000.
Othors tiro not paying up ns fast
flM fnllli1 Ik. ilnalrnil Him itjinimltlAi,'
.... bwa.au 9ir .C1.,,, ,,- VUIIIIIIIIIVU
In charge of drive reports, nod bills
nro not being paid off promptly on
that uccount. Tho committee re
quests that thoso having glv?u their
pledges, mnko gpod on them ns soon
With the. appearance of Tom Skey
hill, Australian soldier-lecturer,
Bend's best Lyceum course will bo
started on Thursday, January 22,
under tho auspices of the Industrial
Y. M. C, A. Fivo numbers compose
tho course and four of these woro
specially selected lust summer, nn
especial effort being made to secure
thu highest class numbers carried by
$ Prices Are Right
J At All Times--j
Try Us and be
THE A TO Z !
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BRICK BUILDINGS IN BEND OTHER BUILDINGS
VALUE ABOUT VALUE ABOUT
FIRE LOSS IN FIVE YEARS FIRE LOSS IN FIVE YEARS OVER
NONE 1 $100,000
ift'f BEND BRICK & LUMBER CO.
"It's Like Finding Money"
says tho Good Judge
Put Up In Two Styles
RIGHT CUT is a short-cut tobacco
W-B CUT is n long fine-cut tobacco
tho. Klllsou-Whlto Company, Tho
contracts, mndo by the Bend Amu
lour Athletic club, woro taken up by
tho Y. M. C. A. whon that organisa
tion wus given tho tnnuiignmout of
tho club building mid activities. Tho
only number not furnished by tln El-llnon-Whlto
Company Is scheduled
for Fubruury 20, and will ho by local
talent players, under tho direction of
Jay B. Noble.
The Sam Lowls Company will show
nit Jnniiury 28, In vocal mid Instru
mental Selections, the Welsh flleo
qunrletle, which has sung bnfuro roy
alty, Is billed for March 8. nnd the
Serbian orchestra. In lighting songs
aud ballads, will appear on March
1'opiilar prices mo offered tor tho
Individual numbers, but It Is pointed
out that n considerable saving can
bo effected by tho purchase of season
NOT CANDIDATE FOR
SHERIFF, SAYS KULF
Denying n rumor which bus hcmi
current for more than u week pnst,
The Central Oregon
Will Pay One Cent
Above the Market
Price for Butterfat
Paid by Portland
Fair, Honest Tests.
The Creamery Should
Bring in Your Cream
When you tnkc a little
chew ol this rent quality .
tobacco, and the good
tobacco taste begins to
You'll find it keepa com
ing, too. The rich to
bacco taste lasts and
lasts. You don't have
to take a fresh chew so
often. Any man who
uses the Real Tobacco
Chew will tell you that.
F L, Kulp, formerly night police
o nicer, ilecluro that ho has ab
solutely no Intention of running for
sheriff of Deschutes county. "I don't
know how such u thing ever got
stinted," Mr Kulp said, "but you
can quote mo ns Hiiylng that I'm not
out for tho sheriff's Job or uny other
Sell your products
Farm Crops or
Buildings to go
We will insure
your farm and
allow you one
year in -which
C. V. SILVIS