Rogue River courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 1886-1927, June 19, 1908, Image 6

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CHAPTER XXIV.
VLAf Richard sprang forward
V 0 and grasped bin father's
hand in both bin own, while
the old niuu eyed lilt son with a
atrange, conflicting mixture of reproach
and parental love.
"Dicky." he Hlglied, "I'm glad to Bee
you all right, my boy. but you've given
your poor old dad a heap of worry.
Now, what' all thin mesa about?"
The greeting between father and aon
was brief, because the Nimbsbell reve
lation of the aon'a Identity brought
another powerful actor to the fore. To
Harriet It had come an a tingling re
lief, for lu a flash she understood why
Itlchard had concealed hla name, and
ahe found herself mulling happily In
answer to hla father' courteoua bow,
but to Jucob Itonwyck the effect was
fur more serious, iniiHiniirh ua be
eemed to be the target at which this
particular ahell waa alined. In speech
less rage be glared at hla former col
league, glared alHo at the aou and
finally glared more fiercely atlll at
Michael Corrlgan, who advanced, with
a imlle of greeting, to the visitor.
"Hello, Kill! How ore you?" he be
gan cordially aa be abook the other'i
mighty fiat.
"Hello, Mike!" waa the return greet
ing. "Where's the tarantula that calls
my boy a thief?"
no did not await an answer, but
turned Instinctively toward hla enemy,
and for an instant the two fear lens
promoters stood siting up each other
In utter alienee; then Jacob Ilenwyck
spoke.
"I do!" he cried as It flashed upon
him how Itlchard might have used hla
Information In the harbor deal. "I
do, you villain, and I Include you In
the charge! You sent yonr son to spy
upon me, to steal ray plana by a mis
erable, underhand fraud! You"
"Jacob, Jacob!" walled Mrs. Ilen
wyck. "Re careful what you aay,
please r
"S-e-hr admonished Uncle Michael.
"Don't spoil the fun, Julia. Let the
old boys go It It'll do 'em good."
The old boys In question proceeded
to go It, but not for the sake of fun,
nor did It aeein to do tbeui any good
whatever. When Mr. Keuwyck paused
to catch bis breath Bill Williams saw
his chance aud took the floor.
"Why, you old spavined skate," he
thundered, doubling up hla hairy flat,
"don't think that you can cover up
your tracks by abusing me or my boy
either! You tricked me away from
Texas ou a blind trail) that's what you
did, while your buccauoertng dummies
Jumped my claim In Austin! Kooled
me on a cold scent did you, you foi?
Well, I'll bsve your brush yet If I have
to auction on my Inst stump tailed
ateer to do It!"
"Hear me!" quavered the horrified
Miss Nohermerly. "What frightful lan
guage!" "Extrawdn'ry!" nodded the British
ainbaasador. who bad uot the remotest
Idea what It waa all about. "Most ex
tra wd'n'ry! 'Ton my word!"
The two gladiators were now flie
renter of a human ring, which gather
ed closer and doner about them, each
glowering at hla hated adversary, each
walling for too Anal crash to come.
"I didn't r shouted Mr. Ilenwyck.
"You did!" the Texan bellowed In
flat contradiction. "Why did you call
my son a thief?"
Mr. Keuwyck looked abashed.
"Well," he hedged, "perhaps I waa
wrong in that. I I apologise."
"Won't dor' stormed the angry cat
tle klug. "You've got to settle this
.with me! lTuderstand me. sir with
me!"
Mutters between tho two frenilcd
financiers, both equally courageous
and both equally enragvd, had by this
time risen to an alarming pttrh. ami
It devolved upon Mr. Corrlgan to pre
vent a personal encouuter. A tele
graph mraxengvr bad come to the door,
and the lawyer himself received the
dispatch. He tore open the euvelope,
.glanced at the contents, smiled and
turned to the two contestants.
"Gentlemen, gentlemen." he urged,
"you ran accomplish nothlug by tear-
Ing each other to piece. 1 suggvat
that we dismiss the major portion of
our audience, then settle this dispute
In the hosoiu of our respective, gviitlo
minded families."
Kven Mr. Ilenwyck saw the wisdom
cf this sage suggestion, and lu a mo
nieut more the detectlvea ami Mr. Par
ker were requested to wait outside,
while the servants were for the time
dismissed. There remained In the hall.
lesMes the active threads of the hie
Icoa snarl. Sir Rodney Hlckwlch, Miss
K he'-iuerly and Miss Sempton. lloth
ladles, Im-Iiik like members of the fam
ily -not to refer to their liumau fcui
Inlue rurloHiij- made no move to leave,
but the British ambassador, gltul of
any excuse, took up his hat and glove,
lie rather fancied that be h:ul happen
ad nxm some private though loosely
conducted sanitarium, snd during this
temporary lull In the tetitM'Kt he tap
ped Itlchard on the shoulder and ssld
In a shaking tone:
arcs TOfisoiD
liAPT,
Van mt kk nil
Mtom'1 Etc.,
ebtakd kne,
f -A
," TW Prkao
taut weik
"t'r purdon
me. young man. I
haven't the remotest Idea what all this
means, and I seem to have stirred it
up myself by Innocently asking for
my friend. Lord Croyland. Since you
or since you had his name awhile
ago, could you chance to Inform me
where I might And his ah person?"
"Yes," replied Ulchard, with a glint
of merriment limiting up his eyes.
"You will find his person somewhat
damaged, to lie sure In St. Luke's hos
pital, New York. Send lu your card
and ask for Mr. Itlchard Williams. The
earl changed his name for fear that a
submarine would blow hlrn up."
"What!" exclaimed Miss Sempton
under her breath. Bhe bad called fre
quently at the hospital and had spent
several long afternoons In adminis
tering cheer to the sick man, which
the alck mun had reciprocated through
the asHlKtunce of the rosy cheeked !
nurse with flowers, confectionery, and '
so on, for both of which the nurse had
an excellent taste. Miss Sempton had
belonged for years to a hospital visit
ing association and flower mission and
bud never been so glad of It licfore.
"Bo he's an Kngllsh lord! How nice!
Goodness me! I always knew he was
something out of the common. I think
I'll have him call as soon as he Is
able," her thoughts ran.
"Oh," ssld Sir Ilodney, having taken
a full minute to digest Illchard's as
tounding bit of Information, staring
vacantly at the young man the while,
"I I don't understand, of course, but
anything Is preferable to this."
He waved his distinguished band In
the direction of all the asylunilte col
lectively, bowed and departed on his
way.
"I can give you aome tidings of him,
Sir Kodney." began Miss Sempton, fol
lowing him out on the porch. "He waa
quite badly hurt In an automobile accl-
deut, but la doing well. I've been In
to ace him a nnmber of times. Will
you remember me most kindly to him
and say that Miss Sempton, yon know
will be la again before long?"
"I shall be delighted, my dear young
lady, and so, I am sure, will Croy
land," answered the baronet, bowing
himself away with an appreciation of
the young lady'a charm, couched In
the earl'a very worda: "Ripping girl!
Croyland always waa a lucky beggar,
by Jove!"
It may here tie eald that the am
bassador, leaving Miss Sempton under
the wistaria. Indulging In dreams of a
coronet which might ami eventually
did grace her brow, found hla friend
and gave blm a busy explanation of
what he bad seen at Irvlngtou, though
when the earl discovered how Richard
had turned the tables on him, using a
noble title for his own advantage, the
Englishman failed to see that this
stroke of genius waa the least bit
"clevah."
"Deuced ld form!" he muttered In
unreasonable resentment, quite forget
ting his own turpitude In the matter
of uame appropriation. "I wouldn't
have believed that Williams fellow
such a selfish beast, you know." How
ever, In the pleasure he took In Miss
Scmpton'a message the noble esrl soon
dismissed the other episode from his
mlud.
"Now," said Uncle Michael when the
doors of the hall were closed, "we cau
breathe once more." He uufolded bis
telegram and smoothed It out with a
soft, caressing hand, cleared hla throat
aud U-gsu again: "I have here a inea
sag from a friend of mine in Austlu.
Texas, lu which one or both of you
gentlemen may perhaps be Interested.
It seems that the stste legislature
adjourned Just after a certain deep
water harbor bill waa passed."
In truth, both geuUeiueu were more
thau Interested, snd la the tantalising
pause which the little lawyer made
that poor old hackneyed pin might
have agsln done service lu dropping
"Ha!" triumphantly shouted Jacob
Ilenwyck, who could wait uo longer.
"I knew It! Ixiugiuatt!"
"Not en your life!" corrected the cat
tle ktnir. "MttHtonls IMtv!"
Undo Michael laughed.
"Which? Which r both the assured
speculators questioned In the same
breath.
"Neither, geutlemen. aud here'e my
advice to prove It." He laughed again
and struck the telegram with his flst
The joke's on both of you. Olivia!"
"What?"
Again there was a treathlea pause
"Julia," whispered the atately Mist
Scheruierly Into Mrs. Ueuwyck's wou
rterlng ear, "I was positive from the
first tbst some woman was mixed up
In this affair. Her name Is Olivia!"
Mr. Kenwvck rowe to her feet, lirts
tllng.
"Olivia who?" she demanded sharp
ly. though In the excitement no one
paid tho least attention to her, for Mr.
Kenwyck sank limp aud stunned luto
his chslr. while the puzzled Texan
leaned agaluM a table and turutd the
color of his reddest steer
"Kut-imt," stammered the cham
pion of longinatt. "1 don't up lernaiid
Why. the leg'lat in e Is ti ' I I
bought al"
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"So did I!" asserted the cattle king.
"Wrong again, gentlemen!" chuckled
the little Irishman. "That august and
honorable body can't-be bought!"
"Explain!" cried Mr. Kenwyck. tot
tering to his feet. "What do yon
mean. Michael? Whut do yon know
about it,, anyway?"
"Lots." laughed Mr. Corrlgan. "Be
sides, ifs very simple whn you get
down to the facts. You see. there was
a gentleman In New York the other
day the Hon. Mr. Klnwalt. I believe
he is called a man wielding quite a
big stick among certain members of
the legislature. You. Mr. Williams,
mixed a toddy for him In San Antonio,
while Jacob took him out to lunch in
New York and presented him with a
fine cigar."
The Texan and the New Yorker
glared aavagcly, but Uncle Michael
smiled blandly and continued:
"The Hon. Mr. Klnwalt, being thus
beholden to both of you for your gen
erouB hospitality, became doubtful as
to which to serve, and while strug
gling with bis India rubber conscience
a third party ciime along and offered
him board and lodging In the peniten
tiary. All things being equal, be for
got both toddy and cigar and dumped
his influence on the side of sweet
Olivia and the Pence and Good Wlli
Itealty company. Am 1 clear?"
He was mure thun clear, for both
of the old ciiseliardened schemers saw
at a glance how cleverly they had been
overreached by a little one horse or
ganization that masked a seriient's
fang under the cloak of a pious, lnof-
'".Hive title, with a guilt-leas Indlvid-
ual mimed Klshcall as Its outward ex
poncnt!
"Oood Lord." sighed Kill Williams,
"and I sold 'em the land to do It with!"
Mr. Ilenwyck hnd done the same, but
bad not the grace to admit It
"Who the devil Is back of this Peace
and fiood Will Realty company?" he
demanded, forgetting the presence of
the Indies In his anger aud chagrin.
The little Irishman made as graceful
a low as his embonpoint would per
mit. "I nm."
"You!" gasped Mr. Keuwyck.
"Yea. Jakle, dear. I also interviewed
the Hon. Mr. Klnwalt."
"But, man," stormed Mr. Ilenwyck.
"don't you kuow that half my fortune
Is Invested In that deal? You you've
swindled me!"
Kill Williams laid his band on Mr.
Corrlgan' shoulder and spoke calmly.
but reproachtnlly:
"It was my pet scheme, Mike, and
you knew It Half my pile la gone
too. I didn't thluk you'd do me up
like that."
"I waa merciful," Bald Uncle Michael
coolly. "I left you each half. You
won't starve. I might have taken all."
If Mr. Corrlgun fuucled that he waa
Ironing out the crinkled shirt of trou
ble by proving to the rivals that nei
ther one had been successful, be found
himself vastly mlstakeu. The tempest
waa loosed agsln. and Richard the
Krazen took a turn at the thunder box.
"Look here." be cried, striding np to
Uncle Michael and eplnnlng that port
ly little man about without deference
to his age or size, "Mr. Corrlgan, if you
were twenty years younger I'd give
you the soundest thrashing you ever
bad in all your life!"
At this surprising development the
entire company, with the exception of
the lawyer, were too amazed to do
aught but stare at the furious young
man. The furious young uinu contin
ued, oblivious to bis surroundings:
"I came to you In confidence, sir, aa
my attorney, at your own suggestion,
and asked advice. I waa belpleaa, aa
you knew, hanging between duty to
dnd Htid my pledge to Mr. Ilenwyck.
You've swindled us all. sir these gen
tlemen of their harbor, me of what 1
placed confidently lu your bands my
honor."
"Honor!" sneered Mr. Ilenwyck.
"Honor!"
"What!" bcllowcu the cattle king.
"You knew all a Unit it, Pick, and you
didn't tell me! Oh.. Pick. Dick!"
Richard turned to explulu to bis re
proachful father, but Mr. ilenwyck
turned upon the youug man fiercely.
"Ha!" he almost acrcsmed. "So
that's the reason you couddu't sign a
draft? You hud sold me to Michael,
had you-sold me when In the kind
ness of my heart I tried to help uu
Impoverished Englishman? English
man!" he laughed derisively. "A spy,
a traitor to me yes. aud to bis own
flesh aud blood too!" The financier
paused for breath, then wheeled upon
his brother-ln law. "And you." he
stormed -"you. with your argumeuts
siki your cuuckiliig mask that hides a
rasca"!! That's whs, you've been laugh-
lug at for the past three days. Is It
you and your psalm singing Mr. Fish
enM? You cheated me out of ray land
at Olivia! You've blackmailed the i
Texan legislature! on you -you"
"Oh, Jacob, darling-"' sobbed Mrs
Kenwyck. coming to his side as he "Ye- "lr" Jmltted the young Tel
sank, eihntisted. luto his chair. " casting a look of tenderness at a
"It Is perfectly disgraceful!" sulffed I rt"ln Toun 1,Jy who busily
Miss eVhennerly. "1 am almost temot- i tr3"lnB to keep down her blushes.
ed to go upstairs!" However, ahe auc-
cessfully resisted temptation
It seemed at this stage that poor lit
tle Mr. Corrlgan had not a leg of honor
to tund upon, and. to be correct, he
! AU not attempt to stand, but sank Into
' M'a an,l laughed until an apoplectic
1 trvko seemed tininitient lie as most
' xgfavstlnc. too, hen he laughed.
' "Goodness!" now observed the sol
e,n" Mr vu tier Awe. "lie's worse I
'h"11 '"' lKH'r Imogene!" i
Iut Mr Corrlgan at last mastered
his emotions, r.r-.wo n:i.!, dabbing hU
eves with his handkerchief, began to
explain his case
"Jacob." he said, "uimn my honor,
lli.-hard inner told :i:e a single thing
Hit I 1 did not already kuow. Mj com-
pany waa in the fleid long before ha
came to New York, and here are my
papers to prove It. I knew every move
of both of you, and while you and BUI
were treating the legislature to whisky
and cigars 1 got Into the game my
self. Our brazen young friend here
had nothing to do with it whatever."
Richard heaved a sigh of deep re
lief, and old Kill Williams laughed.
-Look here, Mike." he said, "you've
got all the money you want Why In
the name of common sense are you i
wadlmr about In deep water harbors?'
"Several reasons." chuckled Uncle
Michael. "First. I wanted the fun of
the thing; second. 1 wanted a rap at
Jacob, who Is Inclined to think he
knows everything In the world; third,
I wanted a Joke on my friend. Bill
Williams: fourth. I wanted to prove to
you two old gray rats that your teeth
are getting dulled by age; fifth, I bud
at heart the real welfare of the great
state of Texas: Blxth. I would not see
a helpless legislature led astray;
seventh, the Peace and Good Will
Realty company Is a bridal present I
Intend making to the son and daughter
of two of my friends."
"What friends?" asked the two
frenzied financiers together.
"Kill and Jake!" answered Mr. Cor
rlgan. bursting into another laugh.
Four people flushed, two lu anger,
the other two for secret reasons of
their own.
"Now, listen, boys," continued Uncle
Michael earnestly. "You two have
had a very foolish quarrel, and It's
time to shake hands and make it np.
So fur aa your harbor schemes are
concerned, you are both out of the
runulng. I own It every share. I will
tarn my Interest over to Richard, to
do with as be chooses, but If I know
him and I'm inclined to think I do-;
I have a pretty fulr idea as to bow he
will act. What do you say. Dicky,
boy?"
Richard came forward and grasped
the lawyer's baud.
"Mr. Corrlgan." be said, "forgive me
for what 1 said Just now. I take it all
back. You're the finest counsel on
earth!"
"Oho!" chuckled the little man.
"Changed your opinion, have you?
Well, go on."
"I couldn't bogln to thank you for
what you have done for me. con
tinued Richard, "and what that is I
am now going to confess. I have been
Kinging to do It for a week. But first
let's settle this harbor tangle. I sug
gest that dud and Mr. Ilenwyck con
solidate their Interests with me and
we'll otwn up at Olivia. Olivia Is the
best place for a harbor, anyway."
"Hully!" chuckled Mr. Corrlgan, rub
bing bis plump hands until the skin
waa almost peeled. "Well, Jake?
Weil. Bill?"
"Urn! Not a bad Idea," admitted the
cattle king, with a flickering smile.
"What do you say, Renwyck?"
"I think," sold the old financier slow
ly "I think I'd rather wait for the
confession this young man has men
tioned. From what 1 know of him
already it may load to complications."
Richard smiled hopefully at Harriet
and stepped to the center of the ball.
He made a clean breast of it begin
ning at his meeting with the real
Lord Croyland, the automobile acci
dent and the cool effrontery of the earl
in taking the name of Richard Wil
liams for bis personal convenience.
The Texau then told bow be had been
met by his host at the railroad station
and how he hud tecn mistaken for the
Englishman. At this point Mr. Ren
wyck Interrupted him.
"Excuse me." he said, "but why did
you pose as some one else?"
"Well, you see," confessed Richard,
blushing to the roots of bis hair, "you
Informed me at the time that the Wil
liams family waa a well, a generation
of vtpers, to be exact, and, besides, 1
knew that dad would rave if he knew
I came."
"You scalawag!" laughed the cattle
king. "What were you up to any-
i way?"
, ..i., .. ... ti,, ,i,l nn.a..i
the young man, shyly casting another
glance In Finn-let's direction. That
young lady had already turned for
flight up the stairs when Richard
atopped her with:
"No; wait please, Miss Harriet This
concerns you. As I couldn't come here
In my own name, Mr. Keuwyck
aud"-
"But why did you wish to be re-eel-ed
at all?" the host cut In. while
the eyes of Uncle Michael sparkled ex
pectantly. "M.-. Renwyck," said Richard bold
ly, now flinging caution to the winds.
' "'tht when I dnwrf your daugh-
iui uuh vi m uiiiiAuB uuuvu vi tmuv 1
swore to follow her If I bad to crawl
to Jericho on my hands and knees!"
"What!" cried the New Yorker,
I "I'litifcuiK iu uu inri. nrn; you uie
! man?"
"Well. I never!" burst out Mrs. Ken
wyck. "1-1 thought be waa a very
funny Englishman!"
"Ah!" exclaimed her husband. "Now
I see how you hapcned to stick on
Uw- ; n; go on!
Ttl1 Kl'"srd proceeded to do. giving
. fu!1 ",'unt of his tribulations, bu:
,Hh such deep appreciation of the!
,'u'""rl"
"I'"-'''!
r';:"' !" 1
side tii.it the ln-op'e mo
VI i ould not !'l;il it in the
tllSg'- " I'll Ili'M
" be vi'd III . - 1 .1
v''
TTe did not think It necessary to men
tion the matter of the letters and hoped
that Harriet and Imogene might also
be spared a confession. In this) the
young people were lucky, for Cncie
Michael's man had caught both the
light fingered gentlemen Roddy-poddy-kins'
expert and scientific assistant
proving to be a notorious crook who
were subsequently lodged In a safe re
treat which the Hon. Mr. Klnwalt
missed by the skin of bis teeth, and
meam were- found to keep them silent
as to Mr. Fltzgeorge's adventure in the
billiard room, although Mr. Renwyck
and Michael had to be told of it.
"So that's the way the matter stands,
la it?" asked Mr. Renwyck, with a
smile. "You two have been making
love under my very nose. I said you
were a burglar, sir, and now you prove
it" He glanced at bis daughter from
beneath bis shaggy brows. "I suppose
I needn't ask If It has all been de
cided without consulting me?"
"Well, no." grinned Richard. "I hoped
It would hove been, but something al
ways popped up to Interrupt us. I
should like your permission, sir, to con
tinue."
The financier studied the floor in si
lence, making no reply Oil Richard
presently touched his shoulder and
spoke again.
"Mr. Renwyck," he Bald, with a twin
kle In his eye, "don't forget that I
have a libel suit against you. I should
hnte to run off with a lady while her
father plued in Jail."
"Oh. go 'long with you!" laughed the
millionaire. "1 was thinking of the
Tence and Good Will Realty company.
I guess I'm In with you. Come, gen
tlemen, let's go Into the library and
look over Michael's papers."
"Dicky," smiled old BIU Williams to
bis son. "you're a scamp, and you
know It! But I'd give a dozen har
bors to see you happy." He placed a
caressing arm about the young man's
shoulder and whispered Into his ear:
"Go In and win. Dick, my boy. She'
worth It all!"
Mr. Corrlgan rubbed bis hands and
turned to his brother-in-law.
"If you bad listened to me at first.
Jacob, you"
"Oh. shut up, Michael!" laughed Mr.
Renwyck. "I give in. I'm down, but
don't stamp on me Come on, Wll
liams; I have something in the library
besides papers, which' I keep for
friends!"
CHAPTER XXV.
A
the library door closed Ms.
Renwyck and Miss Schermcrly
rose to take thetr leave, tho
mother with a happy smile at
Harriet, the spinster with a long, re
proachful frown.
"Dear me!" the matron whispered to
her friend. "So Harriet Isn't going to
be a nobleman' wife, after all. How
very disappointing!"
"One of nature's noblemen, dear
Julia," said Miss Schermerly. with a
complete reversal of opinion. "I al
ways thought him most distinguished.
"Yu," mumurtd Harriet Saintly,
and think of the money they are to
have from dear Michael and that ah
Bible compaay!"
Richard and Harriet were not yet
alone, for Mr. Cornelius Van der Awe
still sat In a huge rocking chair, the
picture of woe and misery.
"Do you know," be murmured, apro
pos of uotbtng In particular, "every
body In the world seema happy ex
cept poor me!"
"Cornelius!" called a shrill voice,
and, looking up, all three spied a flush
ed face and a disheveled bead that were
poking over the hanlater. "Cornellu.
you make me tired! Go out on the
lawn and wait until I fix my hair. I
never saw aucb a miserable, dejected,
silly boy! 1 declare, I'm almost sorry
that I'm not engaged to Mr. Williams
instead of you!"
The head disappeared, the melan
choly lover departed, with a dased and
gloomy air, and Harriet and Richard
were alone at last. For a moment nei
thelr spoke; then be took her unresist
ing band.
"Harriet" he whispered, and now
bis voice for the first time trembled
"Harriet, do you understand why I
stooped to this deception? I tried to
tell you over and over again, but fear
ed to lose you in the telling. I would
gladly have faced death a thousand
times rather than deceive you, and
yet for you I did It Did you know
did you dream that I was an Ameri
can?" Harriet laughed.
"I guessed you were not an English
man by the dreadful time yoo had
with Lord Croyland'a monocle. Reallv
It was most pathetic !"
Richard took the frnli silk cord be
tween his thumb and finger, whirling
the glass around his bead In the man
ner of a lariat.
"It has served its purpose, and now
we'll smash the last emblem of the
foreigner."
"No; don't," interrupted Harriet
quickly. "Let me keep It as a souve
nir of your realistic Impersonation."
He dropped it into her band and
asked: f
"But did you suspect that I was
the"-
"The cowboy? she finished. "I t
boiied you were."
"God bless you for that!" be cried.
"And, now that you know, may 1 tell
you again that I have loved you, wor
shiped you, since that first sweet mo
ment when I pulled you from your
pony and held you In my arms? May
I tell you that never for a moment
have I ceased to dream of you, want
lug you as I wanted nothlug else in
the whole wide world?"
"You you didn't think that way at
first" she smiled.
"How? What do you mean?" ;
Harriet hesitated, blushed aud then '
went on:
"Well you you put me down on the
grass, gave me that awful whisky
then forgot all about me to go after
your horrid cows!"
It was Richard's turn to laugh.
"But, you see." he explained, "It
was duty that called me then, even as
another duty calls me now. I'm afraid
I must leave you to look after an Eng.
llsh calf." He smiled at Harriet's
look of blank astonishment and con
tinued, with a laugh: "It la all on ac
count of poor Woolsty Bills. I thought
he hnd helped to steal your diamonds, '
and I'm afraid I locked the Cardinal up
In the bathroom."
"Oil, please hurry and let the poor
thing out!" Miss Harriet pleaded
when she fully realized the situation.
Rut Richard for once determined to
put pleasure even before so plain a duty
as releasing an Innocent prisoner.
"No," he whispered; "I want the
promise of another prisoner first a
prisoner for life for all time and one
who will never wish to get away. I
love you," be pleaded, "with all my
strength and with all my soul. Dear
est, will you be my prisoner?"
She checked hla extended hands and
asked, with a mischievous smile:
"Will will you lock me up in the
bathroom?"
"If you need it" he answered auda
ciously. "But at other times I'll lock
you In my heart Darling, will yon
come?"
Again ne came lowaru uer, ami ims
time he would not be denied.
"Yes." murmured Harriet faintly.
And Richard the Brazen came into
his own.
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Convention Rata.
On the following occasions ' ticket
will be sold on the certificate'plan at
Grants Fas for one and one-third
tare for the round trip :
Grand Lodge A. F. and A. M and
Grand Chapter R A Maaona of Oregon,
Portland, Jane 8th to Jane 13th.
No Btopover given on above tickets.
For the convention tickets may be
parohased three day prior to or on the
opening day, and are good to return
any time within two day after meet
ings close. For further information
call at the depot
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SUMMONS.
In the Circuit Conrt of the State of
Oregon for Josephine County.
Edith Baomaan )
Plaintiff 1
vs. J-Snit for Divorce
A , T . n I
Defendant. J
To Angnst Banwann, the defendant
above named :
In the name of tbe State of Oregon,
yon are hereby summoned to appear
and answer the complaint filed against
yoo in the above entitled Conrt aod
Cause on or before six week from th
date of the lirst publication of this
summons., which first date of publi
cation is Friday, Jane 13, 1908 and
the last day of publication of said
summons, and ths last day for yocr
appearance as foresaid is Frldav, July
34, 1WS. and yon are hereby notified.
that if yon fail lo appear ana antwor
ths complaint within the time afore
said, the plaintiff will apply to tbe
Conrt for the relief prayed for in her
complaint to-wit: for a decree dis
solving the bond of matrimonv now
existing between the plaintiff and
defendant, and for ucb other an
further relief a to the conrt may
seem equitable. Thi summons w
published by order of Hon. Stephen
Jewell. Judge of the County Court of
Josephine County, State of Orecoo,
made Jane 11, 1908, ordsring ths
publication of thi summons for
period of six inccessive weeks.
OLIVER S. BROWN.
Attorney for the plaintia.