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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (June 22, 1918)
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imudiiw. hnwaver, wltti mi m grace
Hint cuilNeil the rnnrlcnre I" WllllPi
"It harts jrwur tUanHr, ch, old
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I ll'IV, MfllllLiciy I IliUiC.ll, It H;i ihf
CI Hit u Ik i tuiulilctl for his ha 11(1
i rchlef. a vision hml conn) in him nf
rir two uf ih, in kneeling side by side
1 Kl.i'l. llu' Hull- lnil who wax "iml
,iv good," mill hi' hlin-i'ir with his
i it yean behind hlin or inch things
km mi ii tnan't life Ami because the
i pen door was nut BO fur ulicud for
Ii i tn either, mid because he belli red Im
plicitly in th' gTaal record within tin1
gate, he simnk his ehaggy bead.
So the pllgrtmage wns arranged
'.'.iih due publicity, of course, and duo
i n riuition fur eafety. Uy tnla to the
loot of the mountain, and then an
foot for the ten miles to BtseL
The crown prtace went tlirough hi
lii'iiiriiiion in a sort of nipt woleinii
Ily. So must the hoy crusuil,'i-N have
looked us. starting on their Iouk Jour
ney, they fnct'd south mid t'list, towtird
the fur distuut Kcpulchcr of (Mir Lord.
The kiiig'H couiK'il went, tin' clumcellor,
i he mayor of the city, wearing the
; rent K"ld Chain of his (lire urouml hN
neck, and u liiindful of soldiers n
simple pllgrlmaga and the more affect
log. There were no Btnmmlng Immicrs.
i ,, magnificent vestments, xtn arch
Mshop accompanied them, and u Hup
I , ii rer.
They went on foot to the railway
'Mil, hi through lines of kneeling pea
i , tii' hoy still nipt, inn i looking
straight ahead, the chauccllor seera
n L-iy Also abaorbed, but keenly alive
I i the crowds. As he went on, his face
i luxed. It whs iis if the miracle had
nlready happened. Kot the rulrncle
for which the hoy w 1 1 I pray, hut n
greater one. Surely these km-ciius
' vrrrs K.'Wvwr
it Ih,' m inn evnli, ,i ettllclr
r ami rage, lleOwlu's nullnu i time '' I'rlnec Perdlinvil wuiin m ;
In I own liimnph K
de p hi i-aili, llevi ti ., nil
' mi,", retaliation for old burti and
ftvsh Injuries, these wore What she
found on I, t i,n, eg, while the bell In
the Miiiey commenced the muss, mm
n small boy, trery rapt and very earn
est, urayed for his grandfather's life,
Vet the bargain came rery close to
being made the other way thai day,
and by Karl himself.
On the day of the pilgrimage Karl
found himself etrangelj restless and
unonsy. oign Lnsrhafe haunted him,
Inr luce when he hud told her iihoiit
the letter, bar Sagging figure when he
hud left her.
Something like remorse stirred on
hliu. .she hud tiiken greOl risks for
him. (if nil the women he hml known,
she hud most truly and uuselllshly
Very nearly did he swing the scule
In which CHga I.oschek hml liuiitf her
bargain with Ood ao nearly that la
the Intervals of affixing hi- sprawling
etgnatvrs la various documents, he
drew a sheet of note mior towunl him.
Then, with n shrug, be pushed it bwbj
So Olga Leaches: lost her bargain,
At dawn the next morning the
countess, silll pule with Illness ninl
burning with levari went bach to the
me, wa were, i confess, fearful mm j
farce would he necessary, To admit '
the rahhlo to the ratines would in j
'lmr ,'intix, MoIin m I Hi 'iiili I
untile. I'.ni now Ii imiy bo effected Wl" ' Jovially. "Others
whli .,u ii ii ,H i. ,.i : " ;i"-' ' ' n t.v, iitivi' i, ii iiu
".Villi llli' ,l:inV"
"I .WltJ 'le.l SOU MiN ' ' Tlie e,,n
rtTKi Ii ' Mils ptt$ nwiiw'iiii.Mi mil
0-'t ,Jhl' llll.V. "We );,m,. MV, BJfi i,,;,
lltuj "l ii,,, cnuinnl. ( in tlmi ,(ji
'II tin peoj U ure mi iiu' streets, Pro
I 111 lire lurhlilileii. Iml the UStllll
'omiiiiiiii ; with their corps colon Mf
pompon . is allowed, Here and n '
will be one of us clud in red. n dev'l.
winriiu the colon of his sntanlc rod
JpHt.V, Thisr wtll be Of our forces
lender ninl Rpeech mrikera, 'icni ,
1 1 ""ii prince, he will be
pill Into i ,' I unit' uiiill he enu he com
ei lib ll I III , will s, . I;, If there l
"Thus," sold the conderg, frylni
onions over Ins otove "ihus him
they always done. Hut you hate been
blind. Ilnlher. vim WOUld not see."
Old Adeii,,rt stirred uneasily, "s,
1 'i to, u IK ill mi i I ii i'IiiIiI wciii
run tnstli garb at Ilia cpi
"Hui the klngf Inquired old Adel
hert in n baking vi Ice. "How can
you set ii day, when the king tnnj
rallj J i thouKht all hung on the king i
d : h,"
'ih concierge bent closer over tin
table. "Doctor Welderman, the klng'i
physician is one of us," he whispered
"The kitm lives aoa only because "i
stimulants in the heart, EUi hotly Ii
nlready dead, When the stlfflulnoti
cease, ha in die."
hl Adelhert covered his eyen. Mi
hud gone loo fur to ret rent now
Driven bj brooding and trouble, he inn
allied himself with the power of chirk
lie wit client while the cnnclcri!
cleared the table, uud put the dlabei
III n pull for Ills ulece In wnsll. Ann
throughoni (be evening he said little
At something before midnight he and
his boat were to set out on n gravi
matter, nothing lees than to visit tin
commit! i t ii, mid Imparl the old
soldier' discovery, in the Interval in
sni wiiiiiiiL'. mid uunrtng his grievancei
to luep them warm,
Black Humbert, wniiitiK for the houi
to start ninl liiiniK ins tankard repent
edly, grew loquacious. He hinted ol
pnst matters in which be had prove!
He Piloted the Veteran Amono the
"Know you w here
,,ple. gastng with moist mid kindly i long us 1 accept my pension
eyes at the crown prince, could not.
i the hot words of demagogues, turn
Into tin in, ih he feared. Hut it hud
ppened baton, The people who bad,
i.e moment, adored the Omiphiu of
mi his bnlcntij it I Versailles,
i.nd lived to scream for bis Ufa.
onnti s, standing on her bal-
and -lurim,' down into the valley, '
1 idlgrlmage and had tins
l.er Bni knowledge of It. sim was 1
"Why should you not accept your
pension? a trifle in exchange for whal
you gave, For them, who now III uv,
you. you have gone through life but
hull ii mini. Hill one use they liuve
for US, you and me, my friend to ln
"The tiiNes ure not li'iiv.v," gUOtb
old A,lelhi ii.
"There ure sonic w ho liml llieni SO."
Th nderge heaped his guest's plate
rrdutoas ut lint, and stood gaslng, with onions.
log the stone railing wiih teuso
i i-. she watched, honor stricken.
The trowu prince, himself, come to
d i J .J. -o---
Death, to the Old, I Not Terrible."
I.'iy.el to pray! For bin fcrrindfnther,
nl eOWMi Then, indeed, must thinu
e hud with the kiln: us hud us Ihev
The ('fiurch doors cheil behind
la 1,'iHchek fell on her bUBOS. SJM
us shaking from heud to fool. And
hocanaa the religious traiuiuK of her
Old Adelhert playi ,1 with his steel
fork "I was u good patriot," he ob
served nervously, "uatll they made me
"1 will niiike yon a heller. A patriot
IS one who Is zenlniis for Ills louutrj
and Its weifure. That means much
It melius thnt when the established
order Is hud for u country, it must
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in . ii.ii,. ,,, ..in I,,. ii ,. ' i , ,,. i iiii, (
iiini in. i. on snows, we inuy not live
to benefit Hut thut Uvonia inuy tree
her neck from the foot of the Oppres
slon nod raise her heud among uu
Prom willed it inuy he s, ,n thnt oh)
Adelhert hud ut lust joined the revo
lutionary party, nn uneasy and an
happy recruit. It Ik true, hut n recruit.
"If only some hull measure would suf
flee," be said, giving up all pretense
of ealliii:. "This till; W running tlu
uu, I,, nf rioting iiinl violence, I ,1,1 not
"Then has nga turned the blood In
your veins lo Water I" mid Uu con
elarge contemptuously, "iiuif mens
itrts: Sinee when tins n hnlf inensiire
linn nsefnll Did hall measures win
in your boasted bat ties 1 And whal
half measures would you propose T"
Old Adelhert sni silent.. Now mid
hen, heiiiuse his in, mill was dry, he
took ii nip of boar from his tankard
The eonetergs ate, taking bugs month
rids of onions mid broad, ami survey
ing: his feeble hearted recruit with up
praising eyes. To win him would
inemi honor, for old Adelhert , decoruteii
for many braverlcn, was a pOWT
IBMOg the veleruilM. Where tie led
ntliers would follow.
"Make no mistake," said inn, I.
Itunihert euiinlliKl.v. "We iilm at no
hlnodsbed. A peaceful revollllloll. If
possible The kiln;, being dead, win
lifter not even huiiillln I ion. Let the
royal family soattor when' it wtll. We
have no designs on women. The
hnncellor however, must die."
"I iiiil.e no plea for hlin," said Old
Vdelberl bitterly. "I wrote to hlin III--
Only once lie spok
"In a Held," sold AdelhiTt, "recently
"Aye, in u field, right enough. Hut
one which vows corruption, and raises
nothing, until perhaps meat st. Qa
hrlel culls In his crop."
Then, realising the manning of the
mounds over which be trod, old Adel
hert crossed himself.
"Only a handful Know of this meet
ing ph ," boasted the concierge. "1.
and u lew others. Only we inn.v meet
wiih the commutes fni t to face,"
"Vou nnisi hove great Influence," ob
sei red "id Adelbi rl timidly.
"I control the guilds. He who today
can sway labor to ids win is power
ful ; very powerful, comrade. Labor
Ih the great beasl which Urea of ear
tying burdens, nud is iml now learning
"A)'1," said old Adelhert. "Had l
been wlae, I w uld bav JJolni d a guild.
Then I might have kej i my place m
the opera. As It Is, I si I alone, uml
i hey pul nn out."
"You do iml stand alone now, Stnnd
by us, nn, i wa will support yi t, Tin
republic will not forget Its frit mis."
Tims heartened, old Adelberl bright
eiieii up somewhat Why should he, an
old sokller, swenl i-i the ihoui'lit of
blood 1 Oroal changes required heroic
I measures. Ii was because he mis ohi
, j thnt be feme, i change. He stumped
I ewilllllnlilst loioumi in- in-Miewnv wniiniii lll'K-
lie was mil '"" "" siooii ereci mm witn siioiimers
I 1 1 1 . 1 1 1 ;' - WIIH re-
lie wns rather longer than Olga
; Loschek had been in eoinpn In ndlng
hi- surroundluga. Ills old eyes at Oral
snw little bnl i he table mid its cundles
in their gruesome holders, Hul when
in n.iw the committee his bean fulled.
j Here, embodied before hlin. wns every
1 1 bint' he hml loathed dming all hi
uprlghl and loyal years anarchy,
murder, treason. Ills face worked,
The cords in his in (:; stnnil out like
.vttiny drawn t, the breaking point.
The concierge wns speaking, lot
nil his boasting, he wns til ut euao,
; His voice bad h"-t lis bravado, and
bad iniceu on a fawning note,
"This is the man or whom word wat
sent tu th, , ,.,,.1,'n, , in- said, "1
ventured to oak thai be bo allowed
to eoioe here, beeaUM he hrniKS in
! formation of value."
"Step lorwiird, couirude," sulil Die
leader. "What Is your iiniue and o"
! cupulloii V"
"Adalbert excellency. Ah lo OCCU
; patlon, for yeais wu- connected with
ttie opera. Twenty yearn, excellency.
Then I grew old. uml another--" IIU
"Whal Is the Information that brings
Suddenly old Adelhert wept, terrlbb
gathered thnt. If be hml not actual I)
murdered the hue crown prince and
bis wile, be liml been closely con
i Cemed In It. Ills thin, old Besh crept
with anxiety. It wus n bud business
I and he could not withdraw.
"We should liuve had the child, too,'
boasted the concierge, "and savst
much bother. BUI he hud been, uu
known to us. sent to the country, A
matter ol milk, i believe."
"Hut you say yni do not unr ot
1 children I"
"Huh! A babe of a few months
r'uiihcrmorc," said the COUCterga, "'
, have n nose for Die iiollce. 1 sceol
,. -i ;. . ns a dug scents a hone, wim
ii,. in ; yon, dl covered Hae kelt"
-iiueekei " old A'leiinii -nl nprlghi
I in bis chair.
"Aye. Iliicel.el. Ilneckel the Jovlul
the nreli, onspirnlnr. Who hut IT 1
suspected him, lie was too Barca, ll
I bad DO Caution, lie wns whut u pine,
fui citizen tuny fancy
: III In-. 1 wim lied hlin.
II.- wns reekless been use In "'P'Uieu w line Hie
bud nothing to feur. And ut Iuhi I
Old Adelhert wiih sluing' forward on
the edge ni his chair, bis Jaw dropped
"And wluil then?" he gaSpOd, "Hi
wns hut ii hoy. Perhaps yon mis
Judged him, Boys are reckless."
"l caughl him," said the condarga
"1 have said it. He knew nun h. Id
bad iiimies, places, even dates, Pot
that matter, he confessed."
"Then in- is dead 7" quavered ok
The concierge shrugged his simui
dels, "i if course," he suid briefly
"For II lime he was kept here, In uu
Upper mom, lie COUld bine suvei;
bllUSelf, if be would. We mill, I hnvi
used blni, Hut he turned suil-y, re
ins, speech, did not eal. When hi
wns taken away," be added with unc
tion, "he whs no weuk lliut he could
not walk.'' lie roae and consulted a
great Hllver watch. "We cuu K now,'
be Hid, "The committee likes prompt
Tli. y left together, the one Htrldlng
out with Ions steps tluil were Mir
prlsiutdy IlKlit fur bis alga, the other,
biiliKhiK hack u Irllle, ns one who walks
because he must. Old Adelhert, who
bud loved bis kiliK heller than his'
rlj life near the shrine hud glVMO
r faith In miracles, she prayed for i vv)(,M ( osl MIV poettloB, and recalved
e I,, ,lli, l. Slle in;, ,le li l.lil .iill! Willi
(oiintry, wsh a Iiikkiuk "iatrlot" that tears that forced tin ir way from his
Dlgbt His breath caine short anil i faded eyes, mid run down bin cheeks
labored. IIIh throat wiih dry. Ah they " , ,,,t, excellencies I" he cried. "I
passed Ibe operu, however, he threw j find I eannol."
his liead UP. The perforuuilice wus He collapsed Into the chair, and
over, but the jireal BOOM WiiH ItUI j throwing his urms ininss the table
lighted, and in the foyer, Strutting bowed his head on them. Ills mIioiiI
iibout, wns his sitcccHHor. Old Adel- den heaved under bin ,,,l uniform.
II u uy word came lo her from Karl,
li) no mutter to whut It pertiilin d,
lie would lake It for a Hlgu, and lit-
lii'.iii. Ii she wiih captured, BBS
I, 11 nn word came from Karl by
lei. : ol her departure the next
inrnlllg, then she would do the thins
lie bud set out In do, and let him ho he
twire: The kitiK dead, there would he
nn king, Only over the dead bodies
nl the l i ,n in ns would they let hliu
marry lledwlg uud the throne. It
would be wur.
Curiously, while she wns still on her
-n.ees, her bargain made, the plan
nine to her by which, when the time
nine, the terrorists were to rouse the
teoplo to even greater fury. Htlll
neellng, she turned ii over In her
"Iml It was possible. More, it could
ii made nU--V in. i.r ooMistance.
no reply. We passed tbroiicb ibe sun,,
campalgna, an I reminded him, but be
"As for the crown prince," observed
the i 4erg, ayelng the old man ovsi
ibe edge of bin tankard, "you know
mir plun for him. lie will he cared
for iih my own child, until we set him
.eyond the lioundiirlcH. Tlien he will
ie safely daVvared to rhoas who know
rithlng of L!s bllih orlvute fiiml
of the republic .rill support and edu
old Adalbert's hands twitched. "He
Is but a child," he said, "hut already
he knows bin rank."
"it will be wise for hliu to forget
It." Ills tone wus ominous, Adelhert
glanced up quickly, hut the terrorist
had seen bis error, uml luiisluil It with
a grin. "Children forget cnHlly," be
said, "and by this secret knowledge of
yours, old couirude, all can be pcuee
fnilv I'me. VidU viu broujrVt H "
ticrt quickened his steps.
At the edge of the pluce, near I he
statue of the ipiceli. I hey look u rur,
mid ho reached the binders of the city.
Alter tluil they walked far. The scent
of the eiirlli, Irish turned by Ibe
plough, was In I heir nostrils, ('utile,
turned opt after the long winter.
graaed or bay In the fields. Through
the ooy.e nf I he road the two plodded;
nlil Adelhert struggling through with
lithe illy, the concierge exhorting him
impatiently to baste.
At Inst the lender puliseil. uml KUr-
ed his surroundings j "Iters I
nisi cover your eyes, couirude," he
fid. "it is a formality nil mut gags
old Adelhert drew buck.
The committee stirred, uud the con
clerge caught him brutally by the
"Hp wiih goaf be Hold, from
el, lulled teeth. "Whut stupidity Is
thill Would you play with death?"
Hill old A,l, llnii was beyond feur.
He shook bis head. "I cniiiiol," lie
muttered, Ids fine bidden.
Then tin iieicrge stood erect and
folded his arms across Ids chest, "lie
is terrified, that is nil." he aaM. "if
the eominlltee wishes. I can tell llieni
of this UlUttor, Hater, he cuu he lu
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