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1 0FESS10NAL CiKDS
C. FINDLEY, M. D.
Practice limited to .
EYE EAK, NOhE and THUOAT.
Glasses fitted and furnished.
Oftlce hours to 12; 2 to 6; nd on ap
pointment. Telephones 2ol and 77.
Ubants 1'AHS, Obkooii
g LOUGHRIDGE, M. D,
PHYSICIAN AND SURUEON
Res. 1'hoDe 714
Oit or country calls attended night
or da r'besn and H, Tuff's building.
Ollioe Pbooe 261.
Crawhh Pabb . Oheoow.
J)R. C A- CAMPBELL
Graduate American School of Osteopathy,
Chronlc'IHieases and Weai ol Women
and Children a specialty
Koonis 1. 2, 8, Kind National Hank Rldg.
Phone; OIHce,7Tl, Ues. 71)3
Obahts Pass Ossnos
II, D. NORTON,
Practice In all State and Federal Court.
Ofllce In Upora llouxe Building.
Grants Pass, Obeoon
Practices In all Ntateand Federal Courts
Ofllce over Hair-Riddle Hardware Co.
Gbants Pass, Obsoon
QLIVER & BROWN,
Office over Dixons Store
Grants Pass, Oregon
Practice in all State and Federal
courts. Banking and Trust
Obajits Pas, , Osteon
II. B. IIENDRICKS
CItII and criminal matters attended to
lo all the oonrU.
Real estate and Insurance.
Offloa, 6th street, opposite Postoffloe,
yiLLIAM P WRIGHT,
0. H. DEPUTY PURVEYOR
6th Bt., north ol Josephine Hotel.
Gbabts Pass, Omsoon.
The Popular Bsrbsr Shop
Get your tonsorlal work done at
On Sixth Street Three chairs
Bath Room In connection
N. E. McGREW,
TRUCK and DELIVERY
Furniture and Piano
GRANTS PASS. OREGON
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Dry (Jootls, Underwent,
west of Palace hotel
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Continued from 'i w-). -Richard's
cheeks, which had turned
a deep and angry red, now grew death
ly pale as he sank back Into bis seat
acnln. In a far shorter space of time
than It take to tell It he realized each
dotall of Mr. Ronwyck'a coup d'etat
"That art foreUm draff. Draw on
and Its crushing effect upon hla fa
tiler's plans. Then, too, bis father's
grief was cutting him to the heart- It
touched him to tbe quick; K gripped
bis conscience with a burning vise.
He had com north oa bis father'
business, although not primarily for
this deep water harbor scheme, of
which be bad known little or nothing.
and now he was masquerading under
a false nam and title for - bis own
pleasure. He must perforce be a help-
lees onlooker while enemies forged
shaft out of parental lov and with It
pierced the heart and brought about
the ruin of hi dear old dad. It was
unbearable, Impossible, yet what could
What would happen when Bill Wll
llama arrived? He, th hapless son,
seemed to be In some way responsible
for the whole wretched tangle, yet hon
or barred him from Interposing a hand
to prevent the catastrophe. Seek It
where he would, there seemed no loop
hole of escape to be found. Perhaps
If bt) could see Mr. Corrlgan be could
get advice; but, no, that gentleman had
already declined to help him, telling
him he must brazen It out on bla own
account. Brazen It out? Yes, but
bow? Brass counted for nothing now,
for Mr. Renwyck held all the cards.
Reasou did point to one possible course
to hedge on tbe winning side and
save what be could for his father out
of tbe wreck, and at this possibility the
young man grasped as a drowning
man reaches for a straw.
"Mr. Renwyck," he said, with
mighty effort to hide his agitation
"what you say convinces me. I have
Just $l00.000"-hlB own private fortune
from his mot her "in bank. I should
like to place It 111 your enterprise "
The financier started.
"Well," be parleyed, "that Is rather
a larger amount than I had thought of
handling for you. Still, a promise Is a
promise. Write me your check, f'roy.
laud, mid I'll bring out your stock cer
tlllcates tomorrow evening."
The name 'Vroyhind" came to Rich
ard like n blow between the eyes. Ill
his Intense excitement he hud almost
forgotten that be was another mini.
He could not use the earl's name for
this purpose, of course, jet to sign
litchard Williams to a check payable
to Jacob Ut-uwyck would lie to confess
till. As well wave a red flag In the
face of a furious bull. Again ho was
experiencing the results of folly, but
tills time It contained no elements of
humor whatever, lie was In for It a
maverick surrounded on every side by
whirling lariats, and soon a slzr.llng
branding Iron would bum Its everlast
ing mark upon his hide.
"Mr. Renwyck." he faltered, desjier
ately casting about for some practica
nie retreat rrom his dilemma, but in
vain. "I fear, after all. that I won't
he able to to go on with you. My
bankers - er"-
ble retreat from his dilemma, but in
The speculator looked puzzled.
"Ah, ' he exclaimed. "1 think I can
appreciate your dltllculty. You doubt
less batik In Kuglainl. but that will uot
trouble us, I Imagine." He opened a
desk drawer and produced a pad of
blank forms. "These are forelcu
draft. Draw on your bankers at sight
aud 1 will negotiate the paper through
my owu account and let ou know the
amount of nxchauge You se." he
laughed. "1 am forcing you Into a for
tune, as It wore Really, I ought to
charge you a eoeui;!-: !.."
The Texan took the blank draft
ROGUE RIVER COURIER GRANTS PASS, OREGON, APRIL 17,
handed to him, held It a moment, then
slowly tore It down ita length.
Tm sorry. Mr. Renwyck, but but 1
I can't go In."
His companion eyed bltfl critically
I for a full half minute. A moment age
I be had volunteered to embark $10O.OOC
In the enterprise, and now he would
! fain back out What bad changed
almi The financier determlaed to
probe this auspicious circumstance to
"Why this sudden change?" be asked
"Well, you see," begun Richard,
writhing Inwardly at the falsity of bis
position, "I've been bitten Id deals be
fore, and while"
"Nonsense!" Interrupted the old gen
tleman shortly. "You can't lose on this.
Why, my dear sir. It's a dead certain
ty. What wore do you want?"
"True." agreed Richard sadly, and
"There are no yets," interrupted sir.
Renwyck. "It la not a question of my
needing money, for I bave plenty of
my own. I made you the proposition
simply and solely out of friendship,
"And for that very reason," Richard
cut In, "I must decline. I appreciate
the spirit in which you have tried to
help me, but circumstances render my
Again tbe financier regarded bis ex
traordinary young friend critically
through half closed eyes.
"Come, come!" he said bluntly at
last "Don't let's beat nbotit tbe bush.
What la your real reason?"
"Do you mean that?" a-ked Richard,
rising to bla feet
"Mr. Renwyck," he said In a clear,
level tone which was now free from
any deception, a brilliant Idea coming
to him, tbe more acceptable In that It
was strictly true, "you are right There
are several reasons which we need not
discuss. I shall mention one which Is
AUlllcient, and that Is this: You are
about to take advantage of a rattier s
love for hla son. which has removed
an antagonist from tbe field. Pardon
my speaking plainly,-bnt It strikes me
as being a rather unfair bnslness
method. I prefer to have nothing more
to do with It"
Richard wanted a good slap at tbe
unscrupulous old man and rejoiced in
Its delivery. It was Mr. Renwyck's
turn to flush, though tbe condition was
brought about by anger rather than
shame. He was about to make a
sharp retort, but checked himself and
"Why didn't you think of that when
you offered to take $100,000 worth of
"I-I don't know."
"It 1b sufficient that I did think of It
before tbe money was paid, Isn't It?"
queried Richard, angry at this mono
syllabic comment on hla Irresolution
"Quite," answered Mr. Renwyck In
his most frigid manner. "Yet I think
If you understood tbe circumstances
better, Lord Croyland, perhaps you
would view the matter In a different
light. But every man has a right tc
bla own opinion, and so, If you please,
we will aay no more about It."
Ue rose as he spoke to intimate that
the Interview was at an end.
"Thank you," shortly returned the
Texan, "and now, if 1 may, I will say
good night I regret that I have tnkeu
up so much of your valuable time."
He crossed the library, unlocked the
door and went upstairs without a back
want glance, while the financier sot
looking after him moodily. For many
momenta Mr. Ueuwyck did not move.
Ills cigar went out and wns held un
heeded between his silent lips till at
last he dropied it into a silver ash
troy and,' rising, sighed.
"Something surprising there. I dou't
quite understand. Who would bave
thought he would have taken It thut
way? I wonder If thut was bis real
reasou. I don't see that I'm to blame.
I didn't ruu over the boy. Well, I'd
le a fool not to take advantage of his
fathpr's absence. Resides, what dif
ference does It make? He was a goner
anyway. It's a life and ileuth struggle
lietween us. We used to lie gixxl
friends. Is the Knglislunau right? I
i wish that here, here, this won't do!
I 1 must gu to IhmI at once. I cnu't
I make out that Lord Cro hind. Seems
as If I'd met hlni er what could be
I the matter?"
I The millionaire paced the floor of his
1 library for a quarter of au hour, then
! 't his burglar alarms and went to
Richard was equally uneasy. lie
i looked at the little pile of Croyl.iud
j mall toat had nccmnukitcd, including
i several telegrams, w hich of course he
I had not opened, and decided to take It
to the hospital the first thing tomor
row. It was criminal for him to have
neglecti-d It and his friend as Well.
And there were other things he would
do on the morrow.
fTT HE following day was au even
H fed i.e for the various men
K i.rs of the Renwyck housi
hold. Mr. Ueiiwjck went ca
Her than usual to the city
of a somen ha: uneasy
worked ivuseicss!v to the
nnd In spite
of Ins harbor scheme Mis trggors
were set. sral be only waited now for
the trap ' spri-.vj and catch '.till Wil
liams In iis fail and incidentally the
Peace Mid (oMd Will gullibility uo.
Realty i-oi.iiau.. Mr Michael Cor
r.ni was al--. .,11, to busy during the
day. Ihu ;.is ivcu,u,ion was a
pic.is.int o:.e At lea ;t he seemed to
d.rve intense tviseiiie::t fnm the re
ce ;! of a !i't:::!.T f lengthy telegrams
ft'O:-! .iri'C,-.; J ,,
Richard,' too. bad occasion to use the
wires but In a different manner. Im
mediately after breakfast he made bis
excuse to the ladles and took a train
for New York. At the telegraph office
be sent out tbe following dhipateh:
Mr. William J. Williams:
Mistake. Am all Hunt and unhurt Re
turn to Austin at once and watch harbor
deal. RICHARD WILLIAMS.
The young man made a number of
copies of the telegram and bad tbem
sent to various Junction points along
11 possible routes between Texas and
Kew York. In the hope that his father
might be intercepted on whatsoever
train be might be a passenger and re
ceive one of them. And in order to
make assurance doubly sure he gave
orders that the telegrams were to be
repeated regardless of expense until
the sendee hod been reached. Richard
bad a perfect right to say that he was ,
well and unhurt, and In consideration i
of Mr. Renwyck's method or aoing
business be persuaded himself that be
was also right In adding hla noncom
mittal warning. By this he hoped to
put the cattle king on bis guard, in
which case he trusted to his father's
shrewdness to circumvent tbe enemy.
This duly discharged. Richard called
at St Luke's hospital and was much
distressed to learn that Lord Croyland
was not doing well at all. He bad de
veloped a high fever, and In his pres
ent condition could receive no visitors.
Richard therefore could only leave the
earl's mall, securely done op In a pack
age addressed to Mr. Richard Wil
liams, with the message that Mr. Peter
Wilson had called and would come
again within a day or two. Then, hav
ing nothing else to keep him in the
city, after a stop at a flower shop be
returned to Irvlngton.
In tbe meantime the final rehearsal of
"The Man and the Bird" was material
ly interfered with by an upheaval of
conflicting emotions ou the part of
Miss Iinogcne Chlttcndon. By the
morning post that young lady received
a letter, which she read through sev
eral times, then ran to her room, flung
herself upon the bed and expressed her
emotion In tears and hysterics.
Miss Renwyck, In passing through
the hall, caught the Bound of weeping
and went In to comfort her. She found
Miss Imogen In a truly pitiable state,
and the better part of an hour elapsed
before an Intelligent explanation of
tbe trouble could lie obtained. Miss
Cblttendon told ber story In Jerky, dis
jointed sentences, so Interspersed with
sobs and gasps that to quote her In de
tail would be an utter impossibility.
Tbe thread of tbe romance ran In this
Several months previous to the open
ing of this narrative Miss Imogeoe
bad been a pupil In a fashionable
young ladles' . school In Morrtstown,
N. J. Like many of her mates, she
had carried on innocent flirtations be-
tieuth tbe very noses of certain stately
gray beaded wardens of propriety
harmlowily enough. In ber last and
most violent affaire du coeur, however,
be suddenly found cause bitterly to
regret her rashness.
Mr. Roderick Fitxgeorge th last
Morrtstown object of Miss Imogeue's
transient affections posed as a lieu
tenant In the United States army on a
leav of absence, spending a furlough
at tbe quiet little Jersey town. lie was
of a romantic disposition and appeared
a very dashing blade, bewllderlngly
good looking to a pent-up schoolgirl in
spite of a certain physical defect The
lieutenant was possessed of many oth
er accomplishments, known and un
known to Miss ltuogene, among wtilch.
according to the young lady s own
statement, "be could make love Just
beautifully In tbe moonlight over a
garden wall thut was Just covered
with broken glass and a horrid wire
with stickers all over it."
Be that as It may. this Romeo was
untowardly discovered In the midst of
a most poetical speech across the afore
said wall oue sprlug night about 10
o'clock, and the touching love scene
then In progress came to an abrupt, not
to say painful, end. This was caused
by the ptilliug of Roderick Fltzgeorge's
ladder from under him by the villain
In the piece the night watchman
w ho bud treacherously crept along the
gunleu wull at the lnst!gatiou of the
protagonist of the drama, the princi
pal of tbe school. W ho, splendidly serv
ed by her intelligence department, hud
ruthlessly Interrupted the course of
The little drama ended in two more
acts, the first a severe curtain lecture
and a strict quarantine until gradua
tion day for the lair Juliet and the
-econd a brief hospital scene for the
Us'm-bed Romeo, who had encountered
l lie watchman's dub at the fout-of the
M.-s Imogene of course was furious.
Therefore she wrote quite 11 doen let
'ers to the inflicted martyr, which she
succeeded iu smuggling to bim, ex-eresslu-r
her sentiments In far warmer
phrases than otherwise might have
been dictated by discretion or were
iistit'ed by the facts of the case. She
felt that her youthful heart-thc dear
Roderick's leg, to say nothing of his
'lead - was broken Irremediably, though
'he human heart requires a longer
Mine to heal than fractured limb or
cranium. Hut time cured both afflic
tions, ninl It eaii-.e about in this wise:
.V few !.iy following his recovery
Mr. I-'itzgeorge left town between two
rains. Many whisperings went around
is to the cause of this precipitate de-of-ore.
aril many strange colucl
s.s we-- noted Among them was
' ' :iv.v!n;t pr Miiiuent mention of a
' " 'u - 'e discovered the nioril-
rt-r Iks iVnariurv in a condition
c:i:b! fg h.i.ig'ne's broken
'"'' " '''is. however. Misi rhit
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