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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 10, 1918)
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i Mil AiI.iim 1 1 gaacd rii It. 'i i.-ti bt i cartel in Ibe'glai
i'iiiiiieiiile.1 his soul lii !nil. nnil tiii-ur-ii milhitr
tnw-art iiu- piiini-.v.. .i!,-v..i-.. it eVcro ,. sll).h ,,,.,, gathnrod ,.,;,
I-.HMM-II lions,, IIU'OHs til -Mil"!!! peolile.
Now mnl ill. Ji a limn put iI.inmi 11 box.
1 ml rising .n it. addressed the crowi,
nt tempting to route them. Such tinu
angry hands tolled him down, and
iiiss.s greeted him n be slunk: away.
Bad old Adeibert been alles to any
thing inn liis mission, be would have
seen thai tills whs mi mull of re o
iiitioiiists. inn n throng of grieving
people, awaiting the greal hell of St.
si. in n s a nil lis dire news.
Then, abort their heada, 11 rang out,
alow, ominous, terrible, A aoh run
ihrongfa the crowd, in groups, and nt
lust ns M whole, the throng knelt Men
uncovered mnl women wept.
; bedside of th student Hneckel, suit
1 in his lethargy, ills body bad gained
Sirengtn, SO lluil he mis elolheil ill
times, to wander "aimlessly nboul the
ward, Bui he had remained dnaed
Now and linn the curtain ir the pnsi
lifted, hut for 11 mom. hi only, lie hnd
Forgotten his name, He spent long
horns Struggling tO pleree the mint.
Hut mostly he lay, r Kill, lis now
beelde his bed, n bandage situ on kin
lead, Clad In shirt ami trousers, nnrt
feet tlirust Into worn hospital sllnnerx.
The reil glare hnd not routed him, nor
yet the heat of the drums. Hut a word
or two that one of the nurses spoke
I caiiuht his ear nnd held him. lie
lhe hell rniiK on. At Us first miles , kc.(1 ,,, lln,i Kmvv rose to his feet
"in .oeioeri sioppeit. stilKKereil, nluiost
fell. Then he uncovered his head.
'Cone!" he eald. "The old kins!
My old klnul"
His face twitched, nut the horror
behind him drove him on through lhe
kneeling crowil. Where it refused to
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1 1 PI Nil 1
iR ir 1 4 1 1 Hi
m&x : J - & hi n,yjji
gel her and llred, and by eaeh stirh
pyre Stood n RCHtleulntliiK, shntitlnK red
(inns were appearing now. Wagons
Ion. led Willi (hem drove Into the
sipiiin'. to i.e surrounded by a howl
ing moh. The percentage "f sobef
rillens was growing sober clttatna no
longer, For Hie llltle king had not
been vhowi to them. Ohvlously he
could not he shown to them. There
fore rumor was right, ami the boy was
Aghlnat the palace, therefore, their
rage was turned. The shouts for tho
little king turned to threats, The
archbishop hnd coma mil M the hni
I'lmy accompanied by 1'iilhrr (Iregory.
The archbishop had rnlsed Ills lunula,
'nil hnd not obtained Silence, Instead,
t'l his horror n;il dismay, a few stones
had been thrown,
lie retired, hreiithlllK linrtl. Hill
father Gregory bad remained, facing
the .row. I I. 1 rlessly. Ills nrnis IIOl
raised in benediction, bul folded across
his chest, Slums rattled nboul him,
hill he did not Mill. h. Illld at Ills! h,
gained lhe ean oi the crowd. His
i'ii. n voice, stern nnd fenrle.-is, held
"My friends." lie snld, "there Is work
fn be done and you lose time. '
cannot show you tfaS king, heentise lie
U not In re. While j 011 stnnil there
shrieking, his enemies have their win
of him. The little king has been stolen
from lhe pnhiee."
lie mlgbl have swayed them, even
Insteadllv be made his way to u win """ '"' "'"'I M move tiiem to a
dow, holding to the sill to stoutly him- M',in ' "f l'"' M" l'"'"l MO,
m,f sunning with ex.'llemenl, ellinhed on
the xhi, alders of two companions, and
Old Adalbert had been working his "',,l "',' erowd.
wnv Imnnllmitlv Thn Imnnor nt the "Aye. he Is Stolen," he Cried. "Hut
OMb was growing ugly. It wna stote himl Nm the illy. We are
I suspicious, frightened, potentially dan ,"wi1- Au ""' i'''''iee where he is.
geroue. The cry of "To the palace!' A"k ,,l,,st' wn" n"v'' 1111''1 themselves
greeted his ears as he flnnlly emerged w"n 'arnlu. Ask fcfsttlleV
ibrenthlesH from the throng. " W,IS """'' "f "iinie. The
He stepped boldly to the old stone J" "f "T" 1" ,,!" l''erei.sed.
'nrehway. nnd faced a line of soldiers ' l,"M' l,,,hl,,l Pbe.l forward, shov-
I there. "I would see the chancellor I" '"" ""' '""'" "l"",1 '"""nl "" urrl'-
he gasped, and saluted. " '"' Una of soldiers with fixed
The eaptaln of the guard stepped ' ?, -""''"
out. "What Is It you wantr he do L ""' ''rehlehess i,d ,1 will, .
. lunndeJ ' n"IM""' Woman, hud Ihd to the roof,
' lllltl (t'lllll till I'll UIIU' till! Illlt'l.11,1.1 .. ll,,.
"The ebancellor." he lowennl his ,., ... ,,,,,,,.., ,
-.-.- ... , ' .. i ,"",)- Hedwlg had haughtily refused
voire. "I have news of (he crown ' ,0 ()
PH..P''," .,.,,. At "'' bospllnl, Haeekel. the stu-
Magic words, Indeed. Doors opened ,,,,, K((,, ,,y ,,, Wml()Wi ,, ,1(e
SWtftly before ti,,. Hut time was hy iltl(. . v,. lfI,,, , Hlow
flying, too. in his confualoa the old blood stirred tirst. The beating of
man had only one thought, to reach (lnlIllK . N,lr,.kH ()f ,..,, ,,,
the chancellor. It would have been r!r,.K, ,,,,. ,.,,. ,,rt All,.r
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1 lhe eltmhing of stairs takes time when looked out
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lug very slowly, and with dllllculty, "I
It Rang Out, Slow, Ominous, Terrible
yield, be drove the iron point of l,l
wooden leg into yielding Mesh, anil s.
made his way. Some one raised a cry
nnd others took it up.
'The king!" ihey cried. "Show in
the little king!"
Hut lhe balcony outside the dean
king's apartments remained empty
The curtains at the long windows were
drawn, save nt one, opened for sir
I he breeze shook Its curtains to ami
fro, but no small, childish flgurt
emerged. The cries kept up. but ther
was a snarl In the note now.
"The king! Long live the king
Where is he?"
A man In a red costume, near eh:
Adalbert, leapisl on a box and lighted
a flaming torch. "Aye!" he yelled
"call for the little king. Where Is he'
What have they done with him?"
Old Adeibert pushed on. The vole
of the revolutionist died behind him
In a chorus of fury. From nowhere
apparently, cume lighted Isix banner ,
proclaiming the chancellor's 1 reason
nnd deiiiauOiiig n republic. Some ot
1 hem instructed the people lo galbei
around the parliament where. It win
Hinted, leading citizens were alrcaih
forming n republic. Home, more vio
lent, suggested an advance on lhe pal
The crowd at first Ignored lliein. bul
as time went on. lt grew ugly. Hy all
precedent, the new king should be now
liefore them. What, then. If Mils rumor
was true? Where was the Utile king'
Revolution, now. In the making. A
I'.iiue ready to blaze. Hastily, on Ho
'ii kins of the Ihrong, a ilelegalli,,,
formed to visit the palace, and learn
I 'rums were now beating steadily
tilling lite all- with their throbbing. ul
inont ilrowuJng out the solemn lolling
of the bell. Around them were rally
lag angry groups. As lhe groups grew
larife, each drum led Its rollower"
toward the government house, where
oil lhe !, .1 . the revolutionary n 11
harangued the crowd. Honflrea sprsni
ip liiillt of 110 one knew what In tin
public stpiares. Red lire burned. The
I lii- .liyVa.l nol .Ml risen. It was
large and slow to nive. Slow, loo, lo
helleve In Ireafnn, or "that It hnd no
I nig. Hut II was a mailer of mo
menta now, not of hours.
Tho noise potictraleil Into tba very
urda of ii,.- hospital , lied tires bathed
nle laces mi their pillows In fever
ish glow. Nurses gathered si "" "'"
owg, their i.t, norms imd Im-i s al!)e
However, at last It was done, and
old Adeibert stumped to the door of
the room where lhe council sat de
bating and lhe chancellor paced the
Small ceremony now. Led by uol
dlers, who retired and left him to enter
11 lone, old Adeibert stumbled Info the
room. lie was out of breath and
dizzy; his heart beat to suffocation.
There was not air enough In nil the
world to breuthe. He clutched at the
velvet hangings of the door, and
swayed, but he saw the chancellor.
"The crown prince," he said thick
ly, "is at the home of the Americana."
He stared about him. Strange that
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do not understand."
"The king Is dead.
"Aye," observed Hneckel, still tin- f
I couiprebenillug. And then, "Dead I
"I lend. Hear the hell."
"Then " Hut he could not at once
formulate the thought In his mind.
Speech came hard, lie wss still in a
"They Bay," said the other man.
I "that the crown prince Is missing, that
he has been . stolen. The people are
He went on. dilating on the rumors.
Still Hneckel labored. The king! The
crown prince t There was something
that he was to do. It wss Just be
yond Ii l in. but he could not remember.
Then, by accident, the other mini
touched the hidden spring of tils mem
ory. "There are eorne who think that
"Metlllchr That was the word
With It the curtain split, as It were,
the dowd was gone. Hneckel put 11
band to his head.
A few minutes hiter. a strange figure
dashed out of the hospital. The night
watchman had joined the mob, ami
was at that moment selecting a rifle
from a cart. Around the cart were
students, still in their carnival finery,
wearing the colors of his own corps,
Hneckel, desperate of eye, pallid and
gaunt, clad still In his hospital shirt
and trousers, Haeekel climbed on to
the wagon, and mounted to the seat,
a strange swaying figure, with a band
age on his head. In spite of that,
there were eorne who knew him.
"Haeekel I" they cried. The word
spread. The crowd of students pressed
"What would you 01" he cried to
them. "You know me. You see me
now. I have been done almost to
death by those you would aid. Aye,
to the house In the Itoad of the Hood
Children, nnd to whnt might be enact
ing there. Ills eyes burned. Now at
last he would thwart them, unless
Just before they turned Into tin-
ntreet, a horseman had dashed out
of It and Hung himself ut oT Hie sad
dle Tin- door was boiled, but It
opened to his ring, nnd Nlkky faced
tho concierge, Nlkky, with a drawn re
volver In Ilia hand, and u face deathly
He had had no time to fire, no time
even to speak. Tho revolver flew out
of his hand at one blow from the flnll
like arms of the concierge. Behind
him Mlkewttere was coming, Nlkky
knew, a detachment of cavalry. Hut
j he had outdistanced them, riding fren
I zledly, had leaped hedges and ditches
I across the park. He must hold this
1 man until they came.
Rfrbggllng in the grasp of the eon
clerge, he yel listened for them. Prom
j the Mrs! he knew It was a lie-lug bnt-
lie. He had lost before. Hut he
foughl fiercely, with the strength of n
dozen. Ills Irenzy was equaled by that
of the other man, mid bit weight was
lag! by a hull', lie went down finally
and lay Still, a battered, twisted figure.
Hut Black Humbert brealhlng hard,
I hnd heard sounds In the street, and
J put up the chain. He stood nt tiny, a
1 huge, shaken figure at the foot of the
j stone staircase. He was for flight
now. Hut surelyoutside at the door
some one gave (ho secret knock of the
tribunal, and followed It by the pass
word. He breathed again. Friends, of
course, come for the ammunition. Hut,
to be certain, he went to the window
of his bureau, and looked out through
the bain. Students!
"Coming!" he culled. And kicked at
Nlkky's quiet figure as he passed It.
Then he unbolted the door, dropped the
chain, and opened the door.
Standing before him, hacked by a
great crowd of fantastic figures, was
They did not kill him nt once. At
the points of a dozen bayonets, Intend
ed . for vastly different work, Ihey
forced him up the staircase, flight ufter
flight. At flrst he cried pitifully thnt
he knew nothing of the royal child,
then he tried to barter what he knew
for his life. They Jeered at him,
pricked lit in shamefully from behind
At the top of the hist flight he turned
and faced them. "Centlemen, friends!"
he Implored. "I have done him no
harm. It was never lu my mind to do
him an Injury. I "
"He Is in the room where you kept
meV" asked Haeekel, In a low voice.
"He Is there, and safe."
Then Haeekel killed him. He struck
him with a dagger, ami bis great body
Then Hseckel Killed Him.
He was still mov
es they swarmed
Make Haete," He Said, and
Stiffly to the Ground.
the room should suddenly he filled with
1 mist. "But there be those who wait
there to capture him."
He caught desperately at the eur-
tuins, with their royal grata ambroid
red In blue and gold. Shameful, In
-inch Company, to stagger bo I
"Make haste," he said, and slid
tiffly to the ground. He lay without
The council roused then. Meltllch
was tin flrst to get to him. Hut It was
Old Adeibert bad followed lhe mist
to tiie kiho It concealed. -More than
that, sham traitor that be was "he bad
folio we J' bin king.
In the Road of the Qood Children.
Haeekel 1 repl to a a iQdow and
iooiu-ri out. Bonfires were springing up
ill 111 open KUlura lu Uopl of tin- l'CJ-
fell 011 the stairs.
Ing and groaning,
Haeekel faced the crowd. "There
are others," he said. "I know them all.
When we have finished here, we will
They were fearful of frightening the
little king and only two went back,
with Hie key that Haeekel had taken
arm yourselves, but not against your ' from the body of Black Humbert. They
king. We have aworn to atanil to- unlocked the door of the back room,
getln-r. I call on yoo, men of my to find his majesty sluing on a chair,
corps, to follow me. There an' those wlrb a rather moist handkerchief In
who tonight will murder the llltle king , his hand, lie was nol at all fright
iiiiiI put King Mob on the throne. And cued, however, anil, was weeping for
they be those who have tortured me. . his grandfather.
Look ut me! This they have done lo "Hns the carriage come?" be de
mo." He tore lhe bandage off, and iiianded. "I am waiting for a car
showed his scarred head. "Quick!" he . rlage."
cried. "I know w here they hide, these They assured him that a carriage
spawn of hell. Who will follow me? . was on (he way, and were very much
To the king!" j uf a loss.
"To the king!" "I would like to go ulckly," he said.
They took up the cry, a few nt flrst, j "I tu afraid my grandfather Nlk
llu -i all of them. More than his words. , ky !"
lb- gaunt and wounded figure of ' Pftf there stood Nlkky In the door
Hneckei In the cart fought for him. ''. staggering, white-lipped Nlkky.
He reeled before thorn. Two leaped Ha wna not too weak to plea the child
up ami steadied him, finally, Indeed, l Pi bowever, and carry him to the
look him 011 their shoulders, and led , hand of the stairs. They had moved
the way. They uiaile a wedge of men, "e ""y of Hie conclei-ge. by his or-
aiul pushed through Hu mob,
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"To the lit t If king!" was tba
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Iiiu'ijul knew, 11 wan because Ik-
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