The Ione independent. (Ione, Or.) 1916-19??, June 10, 1927, Image 2

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    the mm MAIL
By Arthur D. Kowden Smith
CHAPTER XV Continued
"There 1" he exclaimed. "Tou have
It lu the face. What do you expect
of me? Would you hnve me violate
God's sacrament hy wedding a malt
against her affections? Some priests
might do no, but I will never I Mar
riage without affection Is adultery,
"You leap to conclusions, my good
sir," returned Murray. "The maid
does not know her own mind. She Is
a conquest for the Church, and her
alllnuce with the Chevalier de Veulle
cements the great work we are un
dertaking together."
"1 will have, naunht to do with It,"
responded the priest with decision,
"Xot even to admit her Into the
Church would I tolerate the fastening
upon herself, her husband and myself
of a mortal sin. As for the Chevalier
de Veulle, I will say nothing at pres
ent. Hut 1 am not satlsfled with every
thing here at La VIerge du Hols. I
hall have more to say on that score
He went out and up the stairs, and
Murray, after .a moment's hesitation.
followed him.
But our reprieve was brief. The
next monilng an augmented force of
jailers appeared. The thongs on our
anus were tightened; our legs were
unlashed; and we were marched up
Into tlie wintry sunshine again, our
eyes winking at the unwonted lliiht.
The village was deserted, and we
perceived the reason when we reached
the council place and saw the long
row of stakes which stretched before
the background of the green firs of the
Evil Wood. Jeera and cries of de
rision greeted us.
The false Faces strung their ill
omened circle around us, and the
feather-tufted Keepers and their won
en and children pressed close to view
me grewsome spectacle. We were
bound to the slakes, Ta-wnn-ne-ars
and I In the middle of the line; and
almost at once the torturing began
upon the unfortunates at the two ex
tremities. Their songs and shouts of
defiance soon gave way to a sinister
silence, as they fought with all their
will power to curb the agony which
bade them cry for mercy.
The horror of It first sickened me,
then flogged me Into a red-hot tem
pest of anger. And In the midst of
the orgy of bestiality Murray and De
veulle penetrated the circle of False
Faces, with Marjory, white-faced,
tight-lipped, between them. They
wulked up to the stake to which I
Was bound.
Murray addressed me.
"We are making a bargain with the
lady, Master Ormerod. She Is to re
nounce her objections to De Veulle,
own herself mistaken In her feeling of
affection for you and you are to be
permitted to escaite when she has
aealed her engagements."
"Do not think of It, Marjory," 1
culled to her. "1 mind this not at all.
And fear not Help will come to you."
A tinge of color showed In her
cheeks, and she stepped to my side.
"I cannot let you die, Harry," she
aid with a sob. "Indeed I will not be
able to stand the thinking of it Ik-tier
anything better marriage to this
beast than than that I"
"Tou are wrong," I urged her. "Too
Must nut. 1 should go mad If you
did. I should hate myself I I"
I twisted my head toward Ta-wan-ite-ars
beside me.
"Bid her not brother," I appealed
to him. "Tell her 1 do not fear to pay
the price 1 And why should I escape
If you"
His granite features softened as his
eyes met hers. But before he could
peak the scene shifted with startling
rapidity. There was a bulge In the
ring of False Faces, and Ga-ha-no
burst Into the group.
Dressed In her uniform as Ga-go-sa
Ho-nun us-tase-ta, the kilt and moc
casins, she fronted De Veulle with
eyes blazing, breast heaving.
"Do you seek now to buy the white
maiden with this man's lifer she
formed. 'You shall not I You have
bad yuur pleasure with me. Now you
would like to have a womun of your
own color. You shall nott I have
been bad. I have forgotten the ways
of my fathers. I bave betrayed a good
She threw a glance at Ta-wan-ne-ars,
straining at his bonds.
"For that 1 am sorry, but It la too
latel" she exclaimed. "White maiden,"
sh cried to Marjory, "do not listen
to this man. He Is mora wicked than
I and I am now a creature of Hu-ne-fo-ate-geh
De Veulle waved his arm toward
the attentive circle of False Faces.
"Itemove the Mistress," he ordered.
"She Is hindering the torture."
The False Faces moved forward re
luctantly, but Ga-ha-no acted without
hesitation. A knife leaped from a fold
of her kilt and she sprang upon De
Veulle like a wildcat He retreated,
and ripped out his own knife.
But the closed with him, and the
two knives sunk home at the same
Instant Hers pierced De Vuelle to
the heart His drove to the hilt Into
ber right breast, and she staggered
back, coughing blood, against the
rigid form of Ta-wnn-ne-ars, bound
Aut to the stake.
"Ga-ha-no was not worthy of
Ta-wan-ne-nrs," she gasped as her
hend slipped down his chest "It Is
better so."
No torture could hnve distorted his
face luto the linage of frenzied despair
which It displayed as he Strove Use
lessly to bend down to her.
"My Lost Soull" he muttered. "Oh,
Ha-wen-ne-yu, my Lost Soull Oh,
Great Spirit my Lost Soul I"
Marjory crept nearer to me, the hor
ror In her face turning to pity, the
tears streaming from her eyes.
"The poor lass!" she cried softly.
"The poor, brave lass 1"
The Might of the Long House
The silence of consternation gripped
the hordes of the Keepers of the Trail.
The sea of painted, scowling faces
exhibited one frozen expression of awe
at the suddenness of the tragedy.
Only Murray gave no Imllcattou of
feeling as he knelt by De Veulle'a side.
He stood up, wiping a spot of blood
off one of his hands with a laced hand
kerchief. "He la gone," he remarked Impar
tially. T.ive a look to the Indian girl," I
He shrugged his shoulders as If to
say It was not worth while; but Miir-
Jory stooped over Ga-ha-no, composed
the disordered black tresses and closed
the wildly staring eyes.
Tts useless, liarry " she said. "She
Is dead."
'Ga-ha-no Is dead V repeated Ta-
wan-ne-ars blankly.
Ills heaving musses rHaxed, and be
hung limp In his bonds against the
At the least, the woman gave you
an avenue of escape from an Intricate
problem," commented Murray. "You
do not seem glad, my dear."
1 am not glad," retorted Marjory
scornfully. "And I aid right content
that you should be unable to under
stand why I will be mourning for her."
Ah, well, we have never understood
each other, have wet" rejoined Mur
ray, taking snuff absent-mindedly.
Come, we will give orders for the re
moval of the unfortunate pair, and"
The horror dawued once more In
Marjory's fai-e.
And whutr she gasped
You forget Marjory, that my sav
age henchmen have work to do," he
answered nonchalantly. "I take It for
granted that you do not wish to re
main and view their luborsT"
You would leave these these men
Master Ormerod to to "
And .why notr he replied. "They
are enemies. As I have had occasion
to tell Mm ere this. Muster Ormerod
hus sought to contrive my ruin. But
I am a reasonable man. I am always
willing to discuss terms."
And what might you moan by
terms V I demanded, taking a hand In
the conversation.
He deliberated a unconcernedly as
If we sat on opposite sides of a table
In London, entirely Ignoring the hud
'AND WHY NOT f" WjffiS-j'
i HE REPLIED j! fy-',
lll'THtl m ENEMIES" I VSf
Ue of Rifle Dates From Border Warfare
The use of the rifle In Amerlrs has
been general since the war of 1754-03,
known to us as the French and Indian
war. In which nraddock was defeated.
From what I can learn, the flint-
ock rifle, as we generally understand
the weapon, dates from about the be
ginning of the Eighteenth century. My
reasons for believing this are the
statements that Captain Dillon has a
good specimen with a dnte of 1710, If
I recall correctly, stamped In the
metal of the barrel. The photo of this
rifle shows It to have been the con
ventional long barreled, short-stocked,
single-triggered model made and used
so widely In the border wars and the
I bave read In very old hooks that
King I'hlllp, the Indian chleftnln of
New England, In his greut wur with
WNtJ ntt
dled corpses at his feet, the line of
bodlea stiffening In the bitter cold
against tlio stakes and tlui attendant
cordon of Indians whose faces studied
his as their fingers Itched to resume
the torture.
"An undertaking to abandon this
wholly barren persecution of my en
terprises," he decided. "I should r
qulro the signature of Governor Bur
net to the document"
"And my companions hereT I asked
"You forget that even my powers
are necessarily limited." he said. "1
could not possibly snatch from my
people's vengeance Iroquois warriors
taken red handed In an attempt to
massacre tnem.
I laughed.
"You do not yet know me, Murray."
'Tosslbly you are subject to educa
tion," he retorted, buttoning up his
greatcoat, "tome, Marjory."
She drew away from him.
"1 choose to remain," she said coldly
"I choose (hat you shall not."
He waved his hand In uumlatukuhle
signal of release to the watchful False
races and their followers, A yell of
satisfaction swelled from their hungry
throats, and they dashed forward.
"Twill be dllllcult for me to con
trol them In a few moments," observed
He looked up In amazement, as a
mantle of silence enveloped the couu-
ell pluce for the second time.
"O my people." boomed a harsh
voice In the Caliiiuaga dialect "verily
Ha-ne-go-nte-geh has claimed you!
You are mad I You toy with your
enemies here when the warriors of the
Long House are as thick along the
Doom Trail as the falling leaves of
airtumn. The Keeiers who were on
watch are dead or In flight At any
moment the Iroquois will be here.
They have burned Ua-o-nogeb. The
snow of the Trail Is trampled flat by
tneir multitudes. Aye, the Doom Trail
Is bringing doom UKn Its Keepers."
Ills words were drowned In a racket
of firing from the henrt of the Evil
Wood. A number of the False Faces
emerged from the shelter of the firs,
their awful masks wabbling unsteadily.
"The IVople of the Long House!"
they walled. "The People of the Long
House are come!"
"We are attacked back and front."
snarled Murray. "Well Muster Orme
rod, yon and your friend the chief ars
excellent hostages."
He bellowed a series of commands
which brought some degree of order
out of the confusion, and dispatched
one party of keepers Into the wood to
resist the attack from that quarter.
Another body be sent through the vil
lage to bold the approaches of the
Doom Trail. I'nder his directions the
remainder of the warriors unbound the
surviving prisoners from the stakes
and escorted us to the stockaded
house In which he dwelt.
In the doorway they paused to await
the coming of Murray. He arrived
presently, with Marjory hanging un
willingly on his arm.
"The prlsouersr he rasped In an
swer to the question of our guards
"Take them to the cellur. Look to
their security If you vslue your lives."
An echo of distant shouts seached
our ears aa we stood there, and across
the posts of the stockade we saw the
Keepers streaming from the Evil Wood
and at their heels certain darting,
quick-moving figures that ws knew
must be the warriors of the Eight
"It Is time to bring our women and
children Inside the stockade," proposed
one of the Cuhnuiigas.
Murray shook his head.
"Ws have not room nor food to
spare. Hit," he said, as the sound of
llrlng came from the southward, "wo
are surrounded. We are Ignorant of
the strength of the Iroquois. It muy
be all we can do to defend ourselves.
Women and children would be so
many Inconveniences to tin."
And whilst a sqnad of savages con
ducted us to our prison the rest
manned the firing platforms around
the stockade and prepared to cover
the retreat of the Keepers, who were
fulling buck rapidly before the hard
driving attacks of the Iroquois.
the Colonists In 1075 or some such
date, had rifled weapon. It may
have been true, but I believe the rllle
dates to the early part of the Eight
eenth century as far as general nse
Is concerned. I believe the first mak
ers were the German settlers of Penn-sylvanln.-Mr.
Wiggins, In Adventure
Mexican Supination
The Mexicans have a superstition
that whoever partakes of food that
has been gnawed by rnts will be fulst
ly accused of wrongdoing.
Proof Positive)
Everybody says It, and what svery.
body says must be true. James Feui
mors Cooper,
WHEN buying that new coat for
the vacation trip, see to It that
there Is a hamlsomu bow somewhere
In Its makeup. The Interesting part
of tlio new bows are (hoy keep one
guessing as to where ou the coat they
will chooso to locate. A bow Is Just
in apt to he positioned on the shoul
der as at the back of the collar or per
haps It may llnd placement where the
coat fastens to one side, as Instanced
on the model here pictured. This coat
of bclgo kuulia Is all that fancy would
picture when It comes to patrician
siyis ss attained In exquisite line snd
mart detailing. As to twarirer bow
trimming It elects to place little bows
even st the wrists In addition m u.a
self materlal bow where It fastens.
Ihat Is another fascinating eccen
tricity of the modern buw. It la nn ra
iecter of fabrics. It would ss sMin he
of the Cloth of the coat as of ribbon
or mayhap It will be of velvet or, mors
Interesting still of fur. A flat fur
bow-trim at the side or hnck of it..
neckline Is ths newest thing out for
coats. Another stunning effect la for
the shawl collar of fur to finish st ths
low wnistllns with a bow of the fur
tied In on loop with two sash ends.
Often ths same shswl-collar and
bow treatment Is followed, substllut-
ess. 0sy,m'
In moire or faille silk or crepe satin
for the fur.
The new summer coat models ars
most alluring, both as to fabric and
color. There Is a lovely new crcniny
beige shade which appears Its hand
somest In heavy double-fuced satin
used reversllily. Ths effectiveness Is
lelghtcned by clever manipulation of
the material.
A coat of almond-green velveteen or
if beige Is another of ths mode's nov-
Itles for summer,
"Mother, may I go out to swlmT
'Yes, my child, but do not go near
ths water," Ths color splendor of
present-day bench nltlro seems Jusl
like that us If It dare not "go near
the water." However, the enlightened
know to the contrary. Thanks U mod'
era Invention, uo wave can wash away
the gorgeous glamor of color and do
sign, for the materials of which thess
resplendent garments and accessories
are made ars now processed to the
point of being rendered waterproof.
It Is a fact, nowadays silks ars being
rubberised, Ilkuwla cretonnes ami
even velvet Is actually being rubber
lied. Bo If ths apparently conserve
the dresser Is secretly beset with aa
urgs for gay snd beetle color, ths
beach la the place sppoluted by the
mode, for pageantry of attire as
vividly colorful as ths human syt can
The beach ensemble In ths picture U
typical of the trend to elaborate and
fanciful effects. Iteacb coata ars a
favorite fashion topic of ths day
Ths one Illustrated Is of cretonne
flowers of yellow, green snd red belnt
printed on a tan background. Tht
clipped wool collar and cuffs uaki
the garment Ideal for chilly dny.
Favorite media for ths beach coal
Include b-rry cloth, moire fabrics, hand
blocked linens, also tinted silks snd
rrete de china. Most of ths gay fig
tired fabrics ars either hand-blocked
In striking modernistic design, or
brightly printed or what Is exceed
Ingly populnr hand painted. Espe
dally Is the much exploited coolli
cont decorated with bizarre motifs.
As to ths bathing suit, ths two
plecs Jersey comprising slip ami
trunks or tights Is outstanding foi
practical use. As to silk bathing suits
tuffeta In solid color or In gny plald
seems to be taking ths place of tin
crops ds chins types which were sc
popular lust season.
(A HIT, Wsslara Ntwiptpsr Union.)
all pain instantly
Dr. Be boll's Zlno-pads stop all pain
quicker than any other known
method. Takes but a minute to qulst
ths worst corn. Healing state at
ones. When ths corn Is gone It never
comes back. If new shoes make the
spot "touchy" again, Zlno-pad
tops It Instantly, That's because
Zlno-pads remove fis oa uaa
pressing and rubbing of shoes.
.Dr. SchoU's Zlno-padt ars medl
cated, antiseptic, protective. At all
druggist's and alios dealer's 'lie.
rmlr In MITCMtLt
ara salve.
MAt.t. arcain, (( ,n .
Vuektur drugsistav
.Kill All Fifes! "TUS
SH U Sim. NaO. Sal. Z2
auaoLD sokisas at..n
' is Ugly saJ annoying auks yoilf,
Un loft, white, lovely, by tuln
Everything High;
Why Not tht Anklet?
Bens tor Itoblimin. at one of hla fa.
moui duck luncheons, wns marrelln
over the high prices that prevail In
me night rluba of New York.
"A rouna man." he said "vtsltad a
night Huh not Ion aeo. The envar
rhargs was P. Champagne was 111.
Tns young man shook his head and
started for ths door without ordering
'What's ths nmtterr a nrettr trt
at dink near ths door Mid to hliu,
'Anything wrung r
"'What's that round your neekf
ild ths young man.
"Ths girl put ber hand OD to her
gold chain.
"That she said. Is a necklet
" 'Well.' Ml til the voima man. evar.
thing's so high In this club, 1 thought
It might be an snklet,'" IVtrolt Fres
Immente Camera "Eye"
A hoc lens, sixrlnllr made for the
United Btates air service, weighs 4.1
pounds and la an Id to be the largest
camera "eye" ever ground In America.
With ths moiintlna- It nieasuraa n h
DH Inches and has a focal length of 80
Indies, it win take pictures of entire
cities st ons sxposurs.
More Energy From Coal
Ftvs times the electrical energy now
oMalnahls from dual Is being produced
by a new system of rnrhoniitailon in
England. The secret of the process Is
sn accurate chemical device for de
termining ths temperature of pow
dered coal.
Especially Prepared for Infantt
and Children of All Age
Mother I Fletcher's Castorla has
been In use for over ft) years to rt
llevo babies and children of Omatlpa.
tlon, Flatulency, Wind Colic and Diar
rhea i allaying Feverlshness arising
therefrom, and, by regulating ths
Htomach and Bowels, aids ths assimi
lation of Food; giving natural Bleep
without opiates.
The genuine benrs signature of
tot Indigestion, Dyspepsia, et.
us 1 1 eves Distress after Hurried
Meals or Overeating. Belnf a
gentle laaatlve, It keeps ths di
gestive tract working normally,
30c & 90c. At all DrurjQlitt.
. 6. CRIEN, Ine. WOODBURY, N. J.
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