Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 1886-1927, May 08, 1908, Image 3

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We are offering special bargains just now on all lines of SPRING CLOTHING,
UNDERWARE and SHOES. H It will therefore pay you to call at our store if
you want anything in this line. We're also dving a specisll discount on Raincoats
and Overcoats
Ask to see our bargain counter, closing one line of men's shoes at 33$ discount.
Fine line of Tailoring in charee of J. A. Larnn
We will from this time on buy
Poultry and pay the highest
market price in cash
WHFN Yfill FAT Youof course wiu anticipate the best there in, I UU Lrl I and we are prepared to supply you with ever thing
in this line, and at the same time save you money on your bill of goods. In fact,
We Carry the Largest Stock of Groceries in Grants Pass
Your Investments
In the cheapest, safest, most desirable fruit soils in
Jackson County, at Woodville, on Evans Creek, the
! Jk. rlf& sol'd tract, apple, pear, peach and cherry
AU 9 land, $60 per acre.
135 acres in town $75 per acre.
40 acres, 1 vineyard location aud soil
$15 per acre.
Rogue River frontage $20 per acrer
Ben A. Lowell
Safe and Secure
Is theMan with cut1 Put .Vciuit. By
systematically depositing his earnings each week, he has
Something for a rainy day
and is prepared fir any emergency that may arise.
Are you one of the fortunatcK? We invite you tn
an account with us. l!e it small or great, you will
always receive courteous treatment.
Interest on time deposits
If you have some surplus each why not have it
earning you some interest? We pay interest on tune
Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent
in which you can store your valuable pacrs and
treasures. You may have need fir just such an accom
modation. Let us serve you,
G. P. Banking & Trust Co.
Sfor Trpfut.
High Grade
Everything For
the Hunter and
Joe Wharton
""Sixth Street
W&i Never a Governor.
Clinton, Iowa, April 3.
Editor Courier: Referring to an
item in the Courier io regard to the
recent burning of the old "Briggs"
lio''s, I will mention that this title
of "Qovsruor" was a jooular nick
name, and had reference to a certaiu
popular Governor Briggs, of Massa
chusetts, in the MO's.
Geo. Briggs was not a governor of
Oregon, as stated in the item bat
was a genial, good-hearted man of
the old school and well known in
Southern Oregon, in the '60's and
'PCs.. His wite, though eocentio and
very blnnt and plain-spoken, was
kind, hospitable and well liked by
the rough inhabitants in those early
times. I think David Briggs, still
living in Josephine county, is their
ion. Respectfully,
Good Cough Medicine for Children
The season for coughs aud colds ii now at
hand and too much care cannot be used to
protect the children. A child is much more
likely to contract diphtheria or scarlet fever
when he has a cold. The quicker you cure
his cold the leu the risk. Chamberlain's
Cough Kenietlv is the sole reliance of many
mothers, and few of those who have tried it
are willing to use any other. Mrs. P. F.
Starcher, of Kiplev, W. Vs., says: " I have
never ued anything other than Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy for my children ami
it Ins always given gnodKatinfaction." Thin
remedy contains no opium or other namitic
inl may be given as confidently to acliild tui
i) mi adult. Soid bv M. Clemens.
Eminent Physician Says This Li
quid Prescription is Certain
Cure For Eczema.
Still another Ecems specialist
comes forward iu euthosiastio praise
of D. D. D. Prescription, the won
dorfolextirnsl remedy which cures
Eczema and other similar diseases like
magic. He is ' Dr. C. B. Holmes of
Silver City, Miss., and in saturnine;
op his iii resiuns of the settling
cur-'s"D7D.D."haB effected, he says:
"I have been using yonr D. D. I),
for four years with gratifying r hiiIih.
LARIA." Dr. Homes is one of 'hundreds of
physicians who os D. D. D. in their
daily practice. The D. 1. I), com
pany allows physicians to use this
remedy with the understanding that
they tell their patients what it was
that cured them when the terrible
itch has been wiped ont, the tkin
healed and the raw wound "covered
over with soft white skin. D. D. D.
is not a nany paste to smear the sbiu
and clothing, but it is a clear liquid.
It is advisable to Dsn D. D. D. snip
io connection with I). D. D. Prescrip
tion Is any farther proof of the
curative powers of D. D D. prescrip
tion, necs-ary? That remedy it s Id
at M. Clemens.1 Come in and let ns
snow you convincing proof that I).
I). I). : wi II core your skin di-ea-e.
Ev n if yon bave tint decided to use
1). lJ. D. reined v, come in and explain
your el- anyway. 4.4 y(
I). Witt'n Little Early Hirers, the
f.-imoiH Irt.. liv,.r pil s. s.ld by
Mci-1 Drug M re. 4. a 1 ;t
Author of "For the Freedom of the
See," 'The Southerners," Etc.
Author or "A Broken Rosary,"
"The Prince Chap," Etc
Copyrfoht, IMS, bit Moffat. Tard &
Coutinurd from last week.
Had a watcher been concealed in
the library he might well have un
derstood the motives of Mr. Roderick
Fitzgeorge, or Mr. Jack Bibbs, for
both names, among many others,
chanced to appertain to the same at
tractive gentleman. No soouer bad
the door of the billiard room been
closed when another form rose
stealthily above the library window
sill, stepped noiselessly inside, crossed
the room aud dropped on his knees
before Mr. Renwyck's safe. The man
was of medium height and slender
build, wearing a mask over the upper
portion of bis face. But his cbln. and
Jaw appeared beneath the band of
black, showing a pale, putty-like com
plexion. In his work upon the safe this sec
ond nocturnal visitor did not resort to
force or violence. He was far too old
a hand to use sucb primitive means,
nor did he wish to arouse the house
hold by any sudden noise. He press
ed a practiced ear against the Iron
safe door, then turned the dial slow
ly with a feather touch till at last
he was rewarded by a faint metallic
click as the delicate tumbler dropped
into its slot. By the aid of his elec
tric flash lump he made a meutal
note of the number, indicating his
starting point. Then be replaced his
ear and reversed the dial as carefully
as before. Again be beard the warn
ing click.
"Left to sixty, right to thirty-five."
he murmured to himself and bent to
bis work once more.
He tried four numbers, that being
the usual combination of smaller safes,
then confidently turned the dial to the
right He scored a blank. The work
must now be done again, though not
from the beginning, for three at least
of the numbers were known to him.
Twice more be tried and failed both
times, but at the third attempt the
dial locked and the outer door swung
open when the nickel plated handle
was softly turned.
The rest was simple. The burglar
produced a bunch of skeleton keys and
In less than two minutes bad forced
the lock of the inner door, which
opened with a rasp of protest to the
Hie man with the putty-like complex
ion overhauled the contents of the
safe by the aid of bis flash lamp, se
lected such valuables as seemed to be
the least bulky, but most Important,
and stored them in several capacious
pockets. This done, be carefully closed
aud locked the inner doors of the rifled
safe, pressed ujion the outer door, od
Justcd the nickel handle In Its proper
place and spun the dial of the com
bination lock.
For a moment the burglar listened to
the low murmur of his confederate's
yolce In the adjoining room, smiled
sardonically and slipped stealthily
through the open window. Outside he
crept to n point beneath the window of
the billiard room, cried out In imita
tion of a vagrant cut, then, crouching,
fled In the direction of the river, with
the case of the famous ltenwyck dia
monds tupping deliclously against his
flint he had better arm himself, as be
did not know who or how uiauy be
might have to deal with.
His mind ouce made up, the Texan
removed his slippers, crept softly up
the stairs o his room, then down
again, pausing ouce more outside the
billiard room, but this time listening
"Mr. Fitzgeorge," a woman's voice
was saying, "my patience is exhaust
ed. W hy all this talk? Your scheme
is blackmail nothing else. Give me
the letters, take your pay and go."
With a stab of pain the Texan recog
nized the voice as Miss Renwyck's,
and It came with a double paug at
the thought that she was meeting
some uukuown rascal in the dead of
night that she was buying letters
from him.
"Whnt letters?" bis heart questioned
Jealously. He longed to rush lu and
kill the nilBcreant In his tracks, yet
wisdom held his mad design iu abey
ance for the present. He peeped
through the heavy portieres aud spied
two female figures on one side of the
billiard table, while that of a man was
on the other side, with bis buck to
ward the library door, but with his
face half turned toward the spot where
the Texan waited. -
"Very well." whlsered the mau
again. "I guess you are playing fair,
all right." He took a package from
his Inner pocket. "Here are your let
ters. Have you got the money?"
"Yes," said Harriet softly: "I have.
But wait. I must see that the letters
are all here. Imogene, look over them
as quickly as you can. I am afraid to
turn on the light, but perhaps Mr.
Fitzgeorge will be kind enough to lend
us his lantern.
"Well, say," chuckled the visitor
quietly, "you've got your nerve with
you, all right! I'm sorry I didn't meet
you before." Again he laughed noise
lessly, produced his bullsoye and threw
a blaze of light ou the pile of letters
which he laid upon the table. "Look
'em over, Imogene. my dear." he con
tinued, with unblushing familiarity.
"That's every one you ever wrote me."
With a thrill of pleasure the Texan
caught this last remark. The letters,
then, were not Harriet's, lifter all, aud
she, brave girl, had dared to face this
scoundrel In order to shield a friend.
He could wing the fellow as he stood.
But no. That would alarm the house
and undo everything which this splen
did woman had strlveu to hide. He
could wait, and if the fellow offered no
affront he would let him go rather
than mortify Miss Renwyck by his
own appearance on the scene. When
the man was safely gone the Texan
could then slip quietly to his room,
and these two courageous girls would
never know that a sentinel bad stood
guard outside the door.
Miss Imogene opened each letter to
make certain that it was there, counted
the pile and looked up timidly.
"They tbey are not oil here." she
faltered. "I I wrote fourteen, and
here are only twelve."
"That's all I got." said the burglar
shortly. "Yon never wrote but twelve."
"But I did." protested the trembling
Imogene. "You know I did. Rod er
I mean Mr. Fitzgeorge. Ob, Harriet,
voa't you make him give me the other
"Yes, I will." said Har-tet Urmlr.
"Mr. Fitzgeorge, we have acted In
good faith toward you ami expect at
least a fair return. You demanded
$100. I have the money here in my
band, but I tell you once fur all that
I slinll not pay you unless you sur
render all the letters to this child."
"I haven't got any more," the bur
glar answered sullenly. "And, whut's
more, I" He paused at the sound of
a cat call from without ami begun
fumbling in his pockets. "Why, here
you arc!" he exclaimed In well feigned
astonishment, producing the missing
letters. "I didn't know I had 'cm, I
swear I dlitu't. Take 'em. my dear.
I'ay up aud we'll call It quits."
"And and you won't publish' the
copies?" quavered Miss Imogcue as
though terrified at the sound of her
own whispers.
"No." said the man; "I give you my
word ns a gentleman," with a singular
misapprehension of the meaning of the
term. "Hurry with the dough. It's
getting late."
Assured that the letters completed
Miss Imogpne's indiscreet list, Miss
Harriet tossed a roll of bills in the
circle of light which was made by the
bullseye lantern.
"Yon would better go now," she said
in a tone of disgust which she made
no attempt to disguise. "I will close
the window after you."
The man counted the money hurried
ly, slipped It luto bis vest pocket and
closed the slide of the lantern.
"Thank you," he murmured, with a
most elaborate bow. "I'm much oblig
ed to both of you. Rich people like
you won't ever miss a little sum like
tills, aud It will make me remember
you for many a day, even without the
recollection of your pretty faces.
You've been square by me, and I'll be
square by you. And now one kiss all
around, and we'll say good night."
"You scoundrel!" breathed Harriet,
furious to her finger tips. "Co In
stantly or I will coll for help.".
"Oh, no, you won't, my beautyl"
laughed the man. "I'll bet you've
kissed ngtler men than me before, and
I'm going to take you down a peg.
You holler once nud I'll shoot the man
that comes to help you."
m y
"Look 'cm over, Imoyene, my dear," hi
Miss Renwyck, with the limp and
whimpering imogene clinging to her
waist, moved slowly around the bil
liard tablo, while the burglar watched
her, breathing hard and following with
a catlike tread. He had taken per
haps six steps, and his back was now
turned toward the door which led Into
the hall. Suddenly he felt a savage
grip alaiut his neck and found himself
with outflung arms, bis mouth and
noso smashed Hat against the table,
while a tiny ring of cold steel was
pushed behind his ear. .
"Steady, you hound, or I'll give you
a shot that you never saw in bil
liards!" The tone was low, but masterful, and
Mr. .Tack lilbbs was far too prudent a
gentleman to Jeopard his health by
fuflle disobedience. Therefore be
made no IiiiiiiimIIiiIo attempt to move.
(Coutlnuod on Seventh Page.)
UPSTAIKS the music of Mr.
Itcnwyck's sonorous slumlicrs
still oozed through the chinks
of his bedroom door, while at
the further end of the hall another
closed on the sleepless Mr. Kit-hard
Williams. !
The young man hud heard the clock 1
strike 3 and was still pursuing his 1
train of tangled thought when It oc-1
curred to him that perhaps If he read ,
for half 1111 hour bis in I nil might be- j
come composed enough for sleep. Ho !
remembered a partly finished book
which he bad left In the billiard room
and started downstairs to get It. With ,
a natural d.Mni ilnatlon to disturb the ,
household, he tipped very cautiously '
through the hall, down the flight of j
curpelcd steps ami approached the ;
bllllunl room, which, like the library, j
was separated from the lower hall by
heavy curtains. These he was about
to draw aside when his outstretched
hand was suddenly arrested by the .
sound of a voice within. It was mus
cullne and Udunced to no inmate of
the house that he could recognize;
also It vciib subdued, ns one who fear
ed to le overheard. What he heard
ass1m.1l him that some rascality was
"It's money I'm In need of," the
volte was saying, "anil that's why I
took tin- ri.-k of coming here alone In
the middle ,,f tin- night."
Kit-hard's hand slid instinctively to
his h!p before he remembered the ab
surdity of fashionable clothes. Clear
ly there was some one In the room
who had no business there. Yet to
whom was he talking? If a memlier
of the ho'jseho: I, why this secrecy?
lie must iiive.siigate, of course. But
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