C'; OVERDALE VOL. 10. CLOVERDALE, TILLAMOOK COUNTY. OREGON. APRIL 9. 1915 As 1 was resting at the top o f a long hill i was overtaken by a man on horseback, and after salutations had been exchanged he observed that he was in no hurry and would get down to smoke a pipe with me. A fte r awhile he announced that he was the county sheriff and was then on his way to re capture a prisoner -who had broken out o f jail at Smithviile the night before. The prisoner lived in a cabin a short distance down the road, and as w e fin ished our pipes and jogged along the officer suggested that I call with him and witness the performance. “ But is the fugitive a dangerous man?" I asked. “ That’s according to how you take him,” was the answer. “ And how do you mean to take him?“ "Oh, I'll be sort o f soft and gentle with him, and if there is going to be any shooting you’ll have warning in time to get out.” It was summer time, and when we reached the cabin the escaped prisoner sat on the doorstep with a shotgun across his knees and n pipe between his teeth. Ills wife, who was also smoking, sat on a log near by having the fam ily ax close at band, and the pair never even looked up while the sheriff was dismounting and hitching his horse to a tree. I got the wink to await developments, and we took seats on a stump within twenty feet o f the door and filled our pipes for another I smoke. Neither the man nor hig w ife paid the slightest attention to us or we to them, and thus stood the situation for a quarter o f an hour. Then the j fugitive began to grow uneasy, and after a bit he said: "Tom , 1 reckon yo’ hev come for me!” “ Skassly, Bill, skassly,” replied the sheriff as he looked up in seeming sur prise. “ I f yo’ hev I ’ ll never be tooken back to that jail alive!” growled the fugi tive. I glanced at the wife, and the look on her face and the way she fingered the ax told plainly that she was ready to stand by her husband in case he needed help. "D on’t git oneasy,” advised the sher iff. Then he began to tell me about the county jail. It wasn’t so much to look at from the outside and lots of people thereby got a wrong impression o f it. One must become a prisoner to appreciate that jail. The beds were o f the best. The fare was that o f a hotel. Once a day the sheriff came in and related all the outside news. Euchre decks and cigars and plug to bacco furnished free o f charge. Visitors admitted any time o f the day or night, and they could stay as long ns they desired. Once every week there is a big en tertainment. either a vaudeville show or a mighty fine concert. “ Why. Bill.” we heard the Jail break er’s w ife say to him. “ you never dun tole me that the Jail was like this.” “ Dog my cats, hut I didn’t know it m yself!” he growled. "It's better than lieiu’ right ycre at home.” And then the sheriff went on to say that when holidays came the prisoners got such a feast ns few men outside Make us Your Paymaster. Pay your Bills by Check $ ft and Avoid all Chance for Dispute. < Keep your money in your own community and thereby help to build up that community in which you reside and at the same time you will increase the valuation of your prop erty and your personal interests. Your interests and ours are identical and we are in position to be of eervice to you. NESTUCCA VELLEY BANK E. L. McCABE, Cashier. a NO. 45 Several of our customers are people we do not know by sight though we have done business by mail with them for years. 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Complete Set of Abstracts of the Records You found the other prisoners so fur of Tillamook Countv, Oregon. above you in education and manners that it was uncomfortable fur you.” “ BUI can read and write his name,” boasted his wife. “ Yes?” Origin and Checkered Career of the “ And what’s the matter with his French Academy. manners?" The Institute o f France had Its In ” 1 will tell you after you first tell me why every’ one was glad When he broke ception In 1570, when thero was found ! Jail and vanished. They made me ed In Paris by the French poet, An i promise when I came away this morn toine de Balf, n literary and musicul | Ing not to bring him back. They are society, known ns the Academy o f the mighty sorry fur you, Mrs. Baker, but Valois. Charles IX . granted it letters [ they hain’t got no use for any sich emit patent on Nov. 20, 1570, ns the Acade my o f Poetry and Music. It had, how ter ns your Bill.” “ And you wasn’t lookin’ fur me?" ever, no stability. Attacked upon every occasion and criticised by its oppo ; anxiously asked Bill. “ 1 was, but it was to tell yon that nents, its members censed to meet a ft 1 you can’t come back to my jail no mo' er 1584. Almost half a century passed No. snh. you can’t. I f I catch you before a revival took place. For some time, since the year 1020, around there'll be a big row.” a small circle o f enthusiastic students “ Bill, you are gwine right back to was wont to meet at each other’s homes that Jail." said his wife. "Sorry, Mrs. Baker, but I can’ t take for the study o f French language and literature. From year to year its mem him." “ But I say he’ s got to go! I hnin’ t bership Increased, and in 1034 Cardinal gwine to stand for folks snyin’ we are Richelieu proposed to the society to have their privnto status changed Into j low down.” “ Yes. I'm gwine right back,” growl u public institution, with many rights and privileges. Upon agreement by the ! ed the husband. “ You are out, and you’d better stay society It was henceforth known ns the French Academy, with a charter ont." from Louis X III. o f January, 1035. “ I ’ll be hanged If I w ill!” “ Please let him go bark with you!” It consisted then o f forty member*, the “ forty Immortnls," and at no timo | pleaded the wife. The sheriff seemed to be pondering j and under no pressure whatsoever has for full five minutes before he an this uumber l>een Increased. True It is. also, that here royal pre swered: “ W ell, It’s on yonr account, Mrs. rogative nnd personal intrigue eften Baker, fur I do feel sorry fur yon. F lo ' gelded an Inferior member, while the can tag along behind, and I’ll never try far superior remained excluded, for whom popular indignation created the to do him a favor ag'ln." And an hour later Rill Baker was in world known “ forty-first seat.” For a century nnd a half the academy held I the county Jail stated meetings until Aug. 5, 1703.— The Cloverdale Courier $1 a year, j Argonaut. With Rollie Watson Abstracts on Short Notice by the pacific T bstract CO. TILLAMOOK, - - OREGON THE FORTY IMMORTALS.