BKND UULLKTIN, BKND, ORKtiOfv, TIH'HHDAY, lKlUUfAltV ,1, IIKift KJZm The Kennedy, pulling happily upon n pipe, eniua loitering ulmiil the corner of the lint nml approached tin. Klolse staggered to her (Vol, shrinking buck ugulnst (lio wull of (ho shack, Iut eyes on Ills fuoo. "Tluit limn liorol" she orlod In ter ror. "Tlmt tiiiint Why, ho was nt lll'IMUXO I'liAXH DKriCltllKI). Until adjustment of liiHurauco rati bu Hindu, no plans for rebuilding tho llaptlst church, which was partially destroyed by tiro .lanuary afi, will bo made. It was decided last itt;ht Uooms, however, will bu titled up and UHcd toiuponullly for church pur poses, Devils Own. AlfotnaaceoFiltcBldck Hawk War JtanAeM Aullwr of Contraband, SJtcviof (blruh&ti'jafc " lL74MT1tnf nr uv. tfiv4 ( s !?" M m mm: COUNTY COURT V HOC IS K DIN (J S' aSifflSS CKK2 jSSiawft? ca niaiWcJ kjlrvl Mia Tim lol tho horses nwny nml staked thorn out where Ihoy coultl crop the rlrh, dewy grass. After removing Iho snddlcs ho followcil iho mulatto Kir) Into Iho hut, nml I muld hour the mur- imir of their voices. 1 endeavored to j science, tie knew I wns n white wom an: ho linil hoeomo convinced Hint I was Klolse Hcuucnlro. Did you know that, also?" "I learned the truth on the boat, from the same source where Klrhy oh- address Klolse, seeking thus to uwnken her to some sense of my presence, hut she merely smiled mennluglossly, lennrd her head wearily hack against tho poles and closed her eyes. It was n poor meal enough, although It sulllced to dull hunger and yield us some strength. Klolse succeeded In choking down n few morsels, hut drunk thirstily. It was pitiful to watch her, and to mark the constant effort she was making to fore the return of memory, 1 had Klale luithe her face with water and while, no douht, this refreshed her somewhat she only rested her head hack on my cont, which 1 hnd folded for a pillow, and again closed her heavy eyes. Tho negross Appeared so tired 1 bade her lie down and sleep, and soon after Tim also dl.v Appeared. I remained there alone, guarding the woman I loved. How were we to escape, burdened by this helpless girl, from pursuit, which perhaps had already started from Yel low Ranks? At nil hnrards I must now prevent this dazed, stupefied womau from ever again falling Into the power of Joe Klrby. That wan tho one fact I knew. I would rather kill her with my own hand, for I was convinced tho fellow actually possessed a legal right, which I could not hope to overthrow. I Remained There Alone, Guarding the Woman I Loved. However It had been accomplished, through what villainy, made no odds she was hit wife, and could only be re leased through process of luw. lie could claim her, hold her In spite At ine, In spite of herself. No Inlluonce I might bring to bear would save her now from this contamination. It would nil be useless, n thing for laughter. Hit signature of which Klrby had boasted and the certificate signed by the doad Uasktn.s, would offset any os slble efforts I might put forth. There remained no hope except through flight outdistancing our pursuers : find ing n route to safety through tho wilderness which they would never suspect. I must find nn unknown path, an un traveled trail. Our only hope Iny In bnflllng pursuit, In getting far be yong Klrby' grip. I dragged the map out from Its silk wrapping and spread It forth on the ground between my knees. It was tin latest government survey, given me when I first departed for the North, and I already knew every line and stream by heart. I became tfr Interested In the prob lem as to entirely forget her presence. Iiut. when I finally lifted my bead, our eyes met, mid I Instantly read In the depths of hers the dawning of recog nition. "Who are you?" she breathed In rreduously, lifting herself umui one hand. "Oh, surely I know Monti-mint ICnoz! Why, where am I? What has linppencd? Oh, Clod! you do not need to tell me that I liut you; I cannot un derstand ubout you. They they said you died." "They mtiRt have said much to de ceive you," and I bent forward to touch her hand. "See, I am very much alJve. Let me tell you that will be the quick est way to understand. In the first place I did not drown when the boat wns smashed, but was rendered help less and borne nway on the water. The Adventurer rescued me ubout daylight the next morning, and I was no sooner on board than T was told how the keel boat had been run down below on the river during the night and that your party bad ull been saved two white men and two negross slaves. Of course, I knew you must bu one of them." "Then IFicn we were actually to gether, on the same. boat, all tho way up here?" "Yes; I tried bard to find where you wore concealed on board, but failed. Klrby guarded you with great care from all observation. Do you know why?" "Yes," she answered, ns. though forc ing herself to speak. "I do know now. I thought I knew then, but was mis taken, I supposed It-might be bemuse I looked so little like u negress, but Umv I real lo It was, his own con- tulnod his Information. Kl.slo Clark- told me." "Klslo Clark I Who Is she? How did she know?" "A free negross. who hnd been cm ployed by Amos Shrunk. She was tho other prisoner on tho keelbont when you wore raptured, kept locked below in the cabin." "llow could she know who I was?" "She did not. Only she was ixisltlve that you could not be Iteno Ileauenlro., boctiu.se she know that Iteno. In com-' pany with her mother, bad departed from Shrunk' cnbln before those raid ers came. The two had already started for Heurdstown." She sat upright, all lassitude gone from her body, leanliu eagerly toward mo. her eyes' alight with Interest. "(June I Iteno escaped them!" she exclaimed, her voice choking. "Oh, toll mo that again. Was the girl sure?" "Quito sure. She saw and spoke with both the women before they left In n wagon. They were on the Under ground, bound for Canada, uud safety." "I am so glad so glad." she said simply. "Now I am strung enough to hear tho rest, Lieutenant Knox. You must tell mo." "There Is not so much to toll, that I am eock-surv about." I began slowly. "Klrby had you securely hidden nwny somewhere on tho second deck, while this Clark girl had been locked Into n stateroom above. I possessed such n growth of bean! uud was altogether so disreputable looking ns to be mistaken for u rotistd out by tho bn.l's olllcers. who set me nt work to earn my pass- age. In this way I munnged to talk with KMe. but fulled to locate jour q larters. The only glimpse 1 gained cf yru wns when yon were tlng taken esliore. Then I followed, and a little later suce-i'ded In getting you out of Klrhy "s hands. That Is about all." "Ob. no. It Is not j ou you came too Into." "loo late! Perhaps I may know whnt you mean." "Do you? Surely not to blnme me! I I wish to tell you. Lieutenant Knox, but but I scarcely know bow. It Is nil so dim, Indistinct In my own mind and yet I remember. Huve I been drugged?" "Without question. We have boon riding nil night and you were strapped to your horse. I'rohnbly you have no recollection of this?" She shook her hood In bewilderment. "No; the last I remember I was with Klrby nnd another man. He he was dressed like n minister, but but he was half drunk, and once he swore at me. The place where we were wns a little shack In the side of u hill, with stone walls. Klrby took me there from the steamer, together with a man he railed Itnle Jack ISnle. They locked mo In and left me alone after dark. Then this other man. who dress4i like a minister, came back with Klrby. They had food nnd some thing to drink with them, and lit n lnmp so that we could see. It was Attest: "That Man Herd" She Cried In Terror. "My Godl" She Burt Forth. Ueaucnlrol Ho Is the one to hoin I claimed to bo Iteno." Tim grinned nt me, but did not ap pear particularly Mattered at his re ception. "Not quite so fast, young lady." he said, stuttering n bit uud holding the plfH In his band. "I reckon J wus thar nil right. Just lyi ye say, an' thet I did yer n mighty mean turn, but I nln't such a dern orunry cuss as ye think am I, cap?" "No, you are not," I hastened to ex plain. ".Miss Ileauenlro does not un derstand, that Is all. Kenned hero merely supposed he was doing his duty until he learned what Klrby contem plated. Then ho refused to have any baud In It nml tho two quarreled. Shall I relate that part of the story?" Her eyes scVtciicd, her lips almost smiling. "Yes." she said. "I urn glad to know ; tell me ull." I described Tim's part In the w.ole ! wit: tragedy swiftly, while lie shifted awk- I I'hilm No wiinili- from ,ni,i fruit tn Hi.. .ill..... .mil : SlVO. occasionally luterjeeteii muiio com ment or correction. "Then I shall count joii my friend now." she said simply. "And I inn so delighted to understand everything. There are four of us hero, counting the mulatto girl, uud wo are In hiding nut far from lellow Hanks." to pay t IM per cent Interest on balances. Morris Hros., I'ar and u premium or $2,1 so. no. Lumbermen Trust Co., Par and it premium of $15 10 per $1,000 II. L. Doveroaux & Co., I'ar. accru ed Interest and a premium of $2,50.1 Central Oicgou Hank, I'ar. accru ed Interest and $1,1200 premium and pay I percent Interest ou balances, and Whereas, the bid of Italph Sclinee loch Co., of Portland, Oregon Is the highest and best uud complying with -the tortus of the advertisement; now, therefore It Is Considered, ordoied and adjudged that tho aforesaid bid of Italtih Sehueeloch & Co.. bo and the same hereby Is accepted, uud that tho county Judge, county clerk uud coun ty Treasurer be and they are hereby aiithorlxed and Instructed to see to the proper execution nnd delivery of I said bonds to said purchaser upon j payment of the aforesaid purchnso price therefore. Duted this ltli day of December. 1911). W. 1). ItAltNKS. County Judge C. H. MlLLKIt. SKTH STOOKKY. County Commissioners County Clerk In the matter of claims against the county. This matter conies on for the au diting of claims on Din. when after proper consideration, It was ordered That the following claims entered In the claim docket of this court bo and the same are hereby allowed, nnd the clerk Is Instructed to Issue ins warrants In payment therccf, to 170 to No 177 lurlti The largest electric sten in the world advertises WR1GLEYS on Times Square. New York City: It is 250 feet Ions!. 70 feet high. Made up of 17,286 electric (amps. The fountains play, the trade mark changes, read ing alternately WRIGLEY'S SPEARMINT. D0UBLEMINT. and JUICY FRUIT, and the Spearmen "do a turn This slan Is seen nlahtlv by about 500.000 people from all over the world. Sealed Tight VA. Kept Right A7 The clerk wns ordered to .iiidlt a d Issue his wiirant for the pnymci t of machine parts V. () I) viu Ameii . can Hallway Kxprens when sii'h parts are received. The court lhMi,jidJourned to le cembor 19. tain. The county court rsronveneil Pn day. Docttmhor 19. 1919. pursuant to I Mil Iftltf lll.iiti.t ..II ... . t . AS w ?t ki W& m, iiii .4ii(tr i j. - ..... Tim's eyes fell upon the map. lying Vit memi.or l.elng pre uui.ronn on me ground. "An' whnt did ye think wns host. cap?" he Inquired gravely. "'Tnln't .y- ti -i:-r: .VWU'V, I ' 4 rto$ rjt .... . fv " "i ujMuriii! 1 jk' ft? 8&x -a 'jvirw- .r"W- 'f3-KS2iV,YJ H'W?3Rq .-vajAra i. :rrarasft,',U'jbw likely wo got all summer tor sit 'round yore un' talk In. Tnln't such n bad place, but by notion Is we ought tor be Joggln' 'long." ".Mine also. Come over here, both of you, and I'll give you my Idea. I figured our chances In this wny," In it few words I explained my choice of route, pointing It out on th map nnd telling them briefly why I wns afraid to seek refuge either ut Fort Madison or Fort Armstrong, or. Indeed, at tiny of tho nearer settle ments. ICIoNo said nothing, her gaze rising from the map to our faces as wo debated the question, for Tim spoke his mind freely, his stubby fori finger tracing the course I had Indi cated. "An whnr tin yer reckon nre them Injuns the hostile ones; this yore bunch o Itlack Hawks? S'poe we'd mn Inter u raldln' parly o' them red bucks. I nln't got much hair, but I kin use whnt I Imv' got." "I uui mi run. Tint, hut I would In the mutter of establishlnc nlp. tlou precincts. now at this conduct of the IiuhIucks of the mini Till- mult..- ....... ' l",u'.'1 ' "" inai iiuo no. Iiik " iiiVoii Vh i.T,i J i,,e r i i ll'" ,,r ,,,B "'" 'ton such budget roc tic s Sm li nn.. .ri 1 " '.'" h"M ,)eH" """ll!,l"" "ccordlt.g In law; :t,r ',' vr ..v1:: v .'-1 time ni rr u... iu. f. i... ..'... . """ "' "uring thereon, and ... .. ..., .ut i. nil iiik in nnril and It now appearing to the s i.,u in un, conn mat the. precincts Muds: """"""""" ion urner oi mis court, with the exception of precincts No. ' 10 and 11. am now arranged to the greatest convenience of the vot ers residing therein, nml il.m ih iiutter, tlmo there have boon no objections, and the asssor Is hureby intisfact- made or lllud thereto, the court eMend said nmuiint upon irccliiRla ilnds: rn. r, ..... ., ,,..' ijouuuartes of pieclncts No. fi. No. 10 and No. 11 should now be chang ed. Is therefore, Ordered that Precincts No. 1 in N'n. r.. Inclusive. No, 7 to No. 9 Inclusive. No. 12 to No. 2 1 Inclusive, bo and they horeby nro re-established In ac cordance with the order of this court' entered January 29, 1917, and with the same boundaries, numbers, and names ns designed In said order. Ordered; that Awhrey precinct No. 10, as established by said order of. this court of Jnhunry 27, 1917. bo mid the mimo Is hereby abolished. Ordered, that nil territory hereto fore contained In South KI1 nr. i That It Is uociHomry to rulse the nllowug Hums of monev by tho ill rett levy of taxes thoroforo for tho following purchases, to-wlt: For Statu taxi. $11. 0R9.no. For county Oononil Fund. 171, r. 3. i.oo. For the lload llrldge Fund. 8, 887.00. For tho County .School Fund. 527.-000.00. For tho High School Tuition Fund, 1. 100 00. For tho Library Fund, $300.00. That the total amount uucowtury in ho raised for all purposes Is the sum of nr.C.r.09.00 for the expense of the county for the ensuing year, to w(, 1920. It N thoioforc. Ordered, that there be, uud here by Is levied a direct tux upon all tho taxable properly of this county amounting to the sum of I lfiil.f.OU.UO directed to the tux rolls for the year 1919. In the matter of claims against tho county. Attur duo eoiiMldnralloii It wns ordered that claims No. 179 to No. 1 90. as entered In tho claim docket of the Court, be and the Maine nro hereby allowed, and the clerk Is dl teolttd to Issue his warrants ul pay incut thereof. The court then adjourned for tho term. W. I). IIAHNKH. County Judge. C. II. Mil. I. Kit, County Commissioner, HKTII STOOKKY, County Commissioner. amy nave Willi nun." I retorted, my ,. "" , : .r " "..'", """ ' 'm g gaze on the "..oMInnlng face of the I ' 'Hn "'1 ,"!! ,"'.' V''0' "V I .!, ,,i, ., . ..... . procinci to no Known and doslcnntcri 'K girl. "However. Ih.-re Is little i hance (J1H ,, ,.roccl N- ihi,ii.iii of our encountering such u party. The, Ordered, that all the territory Iv-'S soldlerH are till coining mi from theilng South and Knst of Tunu.if. r,.rn'..!l mmiiii nun are iiotiiui to rorce ulncK i eny contained In Awhrey I'rcclnct Hawk's warriors to the other bank of 'No. 10, bu and tho same Is hereby the Itoek. There will bo nothing but nttnehed to South Side I'rcclnct No. barren country east of here. What do c you say. ailss Klolse?" . Onlorml. that all tho territory ly- iiik " m aim wesi oi i umain ureeK nnu ronnerly contained In Awbroy I'rcclnct No. 10, be and tho same hereby Is attached to Tumalo Pre cinct NO, 11, Her oycH met mine bravely, without a shadow of doubt In them. "I shall go wherever you ny," she replied firmly; "I believe you will know best." 'Then I deride on this route. Once we get beyond the swnmp lhoc fel lows are going to have u hard task following us, unless they have an In dian trailer along with them. We huve been here several hours; the horses must be rested. Let's eat what we can again and then start." Kennedy stood up and stared about us ut the dlsolate scene, the oxpres Ion of his face proving his dissatisfac tion with tho prospect. "O course, I'm u goln' 'long with yer, caii," he acknowledged, dryly. "I never wns no ipillter, but this yere trip don't look so d d easy tor me, for all thet. I'll wake up thet Clark gurl mi' then saddle the bosses.' I watched him round the corner of the cubln, not wholly ut ease In my own mind, then gathered. up the map and replaced It In my pocket, uware that Klolse had not moved from her position on the grass. "Is he right?" she questioned, look ing up at me. Ms there nuy real dun- fer..of Indians?" . . nit'mllt- .llurmil n.t.f ....l I. !..... She pressed her hands to her head ! rV4-'n lir,,f,,r ,J,il' " I''nic overtaken , JIl,inpt ; c- ' ",tb of tho North 1 despairingly. "I can remember nll ,,y J,M" K,rl,y ,""1 '"' -'ung he'll prob- lA"l'u,, ?"? .'i'.l "J"0!?'.' Homh H this, but later It Is not so clear; It fades out, like a dream." "Try to tell me ull you can," I urged. "They fed you?" "Yes. I managed to ent n little, but I would not drink. They both became angry then and -frightened ine, but they did compel me to swallow some of the utuff. Then I became dazed and partially helpless. I bad nn will of my own. no (tower of resistance." "Vou were married to Klrby." "Oh, (Sod! was I? I wondered; I did not really know; truly I did not know. I seem to remember that I blood tip, uud then signed some paper, but nothing hud any meaning to me. Is thut true? Do you know that It Is true?" I grasped Iut hand and held It close ly within my own. "I am afraid It is true," T answered. "I know very little law, nnd It may bo that such a ceremony Is not legul. Yet I Imagine those men were i ertuln as to whut they could do. Klrby hud planned to marry you from the very first, as I explained to you before,. Ho told me that on the Warrior the night your father died," "Yes, you said so; but I did not qulto understand he planned then why?" "Hecnuse bo bad heard of your beauty nnd that you were rich. Were these not reasons enough? Hut, ufter ho hud mistaken you for Iteno, tho only possible wny in which he could hope to gain you was by force. Jack Itale suggested that to him am! how It could be done. The other miin was a friend of Hide's, a renegade preach er named Cusklns; he Is dead." "Dead I Killed?" "Yes; we brought you away nfter a fight with those fellows. We left Halo bound uml Klrby unconscious." "Unconscious, hurt but not dead?" "He had u bad gush In his skull, hut wp" n live.'' nwaromwiiiauniMimnsiiuimunutimmiDiiiwiMiom n Edison Amberola Records Great Quantity Now in Stock The court then adjourned to n. coin Dor 23, 1919. The court reconvened December 23. 1919, pursuant to adjournment, M an memuers neing prcsont. In the matter of tho tax evy for i no expenses or tiio county for 1920. This matter now comes on to be heard for tho levy of tuxoH for State uouniy, county Road, County ncnooi, anil otner expenses of the county, nnd it now appearing to the court tin. I Itiiml7i.il lui.iix.iu ui. ....., the amounts necesHnry for tho B,mBwn,n,,l,BIII,limu Horton Drug Co. Bend, Oregon (To Do Continued.) Four chairs at your service at the Metropolitan. Ho waiting. Adv. Tut It Ui Tho Bulletin. BRICK vs. OTHER BUILDINGS BRICK BUILDINGS IN BEND VALUE ABOUT $500,000 FIRE LOSS IN FIVE YEARS NONE OTHER BUILDINGS VALUE ABOUT $2,000,000 FIRE LOSS IN FIVE YEARS OVER $100,000 icTi" BEND BRICK & LUMBER CO.