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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 1928.
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Cast of Principal Characters in This Thrilling
Story by Zane Grey
Buck Duane The Last of the Duanes
Cal Bain A Texas "Bad Man"
Luke Stevens An Outlaw
Bland Leader of an Outlaw Group
Mrs Bland His Wife
Jennie A Girl at Bland's Camp
Captain MacNelly A Captain of the Rangers
Cheseldine A Dangerous Outlaw
WHAT HAPPENED BEFOKE
Buck Duane. quick on the draw, kills
Cal Bain in self-defense and finds him
self an outlaw. Flying from pursuit,
he meets Luke Stevens, another outlaw,
and the two become pals. Luke nar
rowly escapes capture and Duane is
shocked to find his brother outlaw se
NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY:
"Feller's name was Brown. Me
an him fell out over a hoss I stole
from him over in Huntsville. We
had a shootin' scrape then. Wal, as
I was straddlln' my hoss back there
in Mercer I seen this Brown an'
seen him before he seen me.
"Could have killed him, too. But
I wasn't breakln' my word to you.
I kind of hoped he wouldn't spot
me. But he did an' fust shot he
got me here. What do you think of
"It's pretty bad," replied Duane,
and he could not look the cheerful
outlaw in the eyes.
"I reckon it is. Wal, I've had some
bad wounds I lived over. Guess
mebbe I can stand this one. Now,
Buck, get me some place in the
brakes leave me some grub an'
water at my hand an' then you
'Leave you here alone?" asked
"Shore. You see, I can't keep up
with you. Brown an' his friends
will foller us acrost the river a ways.
Tou've got to think of number one
in this game."
"What would you do in my case?"
asked Duane curiously.
"Wal, I reckon I'd clear out an'
save my hide," replied Stevens.
Duane felt inclined to doubt the
outlaw's assertion. For his own part
he decided his conduct without fur
First, he watered the horses,
filled canteens and water-bag and
then tied the pack upon his own
horse. That done, he lifted Stevens
upon his horse, and holding him
in the saddle, turned into the brakes
being careful to pick out hard or
grassy ground that left little signs
All that night Duane, gloomy and
thoughtful, attentive to the wound
ed outlaw, walked the trail and
never halted till daybreak. He was
tired then, and very hungry. Stevens
seemed in bad shape' though he was
still spirited and cheerful. Duane
made camp. The outlaw refused
food, but asked for both whisky and
water. Then he stretched out
"Buck, will you take off my
boots?" he asked with a faint smile
on his pallid face.
Duane removed them, wondering
if the outlaw had the thought that
he did not want to die with his
"Pard, you stuck to me!" the
Duane caught a hint of gladness
in the voice he traced a faint sur
prise in the haggard face. Stevens
seemed like a little child.
To Duane the moment was sad,
elemental, big with a burden of
mystery he could not understand.
Duane buried him in a shallow
arroyo and heaped up a pile of rocks
to mark the grave. That done he
saddled his comrade's horse, "hung
the weapons over the pommel, and
mounting his own steed he rode
down the trail in the gathering twi
Presently the trail widened into a
road, and that into a kind of square
lined by a number of adobe and log
buildings, of rudest structure. With
in sight were horses, dogs, a couple
of steers, Mexican women with
children, and white men, all of
whom appeared to be doing nothing.
His advent created no interest un
til he rode up to the white men, who
were lolling in the shade of a house.
This place evidently was a store and
saloon, and from the inside came a
lazy hum of voices.
As Duane reined to a halt one of
the loungers in the shade rose with
a loud exclamation.
"Bust me if thet ain't Luke's
The others accorded their inter
est, if not assent, by rising to ad
vance toward Duane.
"How about it. Euchre? Ain't
thet Luke's bay?" queried tne first
"Plain as your nose," replied the
fellow called Euchre.
"There ain't no doubt about thet
then," laughed another, "fer Boso-
mer s nose is shore plain on the
These men lined up before Duane,
and as he cooly regarded them he
thought they could have been recog
nized anywhere as desperadoes.
The man called Bosomer, who
struck out in advance of the others,
was a hardlooking customer, with
yellow eyes and an enormous nose.
He had sandy hair and a skin the
color of dust
"Stranger, who are you, an' where
did you git thet bay hoss?" he de
His yellow eyes took in Stevens'
horse, then the weapons hung on
the saddle, and finally turned their
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"My name's Duane," replied Buck
"An' how'd you come by the
Duane answered briefly, and his
words were followed by a short si
lence, during which the men looked
at him. Bosomer began to twist his
"Reckon he's dead all right or
nobody'd hev his hoss an' guns,"
"Mr. Duane," began Bosomer, In
low, singing tones, "I happen to be
Luke Stevens' side pardner."
Duane looked him over, from dus
ty, worn-out boots to his slouchy
sombrero. That look seemed to in
'An' I want the hoss an' them
guns," he shouted.
You or anybody else can have
them for all I care. I just fetched
them in. But the pack is mine," re
plied Duane. "And say I befriend
ed your pard. If you can't use a
civil tongue you'd better cinch it"
Civil? Haw! Haw! rejoined
the outlaw. "I don't know you. How
do we know you didn't plug Stevens
an' stole his hoss, an' Jest happened
to stumble down here?"
'You'll have to take my word,
that's all," replied Duane sharply.
"Stranger, Bosomer is shore hot
headed," said the man Euchre. He
did not appear unfriendly, nor were
the others hostile.
At this Juncture several more out
laws crowded out of the door, and
the one in the lead was a tall man
of stalwart physique. His manner
proclaimed him a leadeh
He had a long face, a flaming red
beard, and clear cold blue eyes that
fixed in close scrutiny upon Duane.
He was not a Texan; in truth Duane
did not recognize one of these out
laws as native of his State.
'I'm Bland," said the tall man au-
thoritively. "Who're you and what
are you doing here?"
Duane looked at Bland as he had
at the others. This outlaw chief ap
peared to be reasonable, if he was
not courteous. Duane told his story
again, this time a little more in detail.
"I believe you," replied Bland at
once. "Think I know when a fel
I reckon you re on the right
trail," put in Euchre. "Thet about
Luke wantin' his boots took off
take it is because he's done some
body dirt He's hidin'. Not from
a sheriff or ranger! Men who hide
from them don't act like Jackrabbit
thet satisfies me. Luke hed a mor
tal dread of dyin' with his boots on."
At this sally the chief and his men
' You said Duane Buck Duane!"
queried Bland. "Are you a son of
that Duane, who was a gun-fighter
some years back?"
Yes, replied Duane.
"Never met him, and glad I did
n't," said Bland with a grim humor.
Bosomer appeared at the door
pushing men who tried to detain
him, and as he jumped clear of a
last reaching hand he uttered a
snarl like an angry dog.
Manifestly the short while he had
spent inside the saloon had been
devoted to drinking and talking
himself into a frenzy. Bland and
the other outlaws moved aside, let
ting Duane alone. When Bosomer
saw Duane standing motionless and
watchful, a strange change passed
quickly in him. He halted in his
tracks, and as he did that the men
who had followed him out piled
over each other in their hurry to
get to one side.
Duane saw all the swift action,
felt intuitively the meaning of it,
and in Bosomer's sudden change of
front The outlaw was keen, and
he had expected a shrinking or at
least a frightened antagonist.
But Duane did not speak a word.
He had remained motionless for a
long moment, his eyes pale and
steady, his right hand like a claw.
That instant gave birth in Duane
a power to read in his enemy's eyes
the thought that preceded action.
But he did not want to kill another
man; he did not intend to. When
Bosomer's hand moved Duane's gun
was spouting fire, and Bosomer fell
with his right arm shattered. He
would never be able to draw a gun
When Duane went out with Eu
chre the sun was setting behind a
blue range of mountains across the
river in Mexico. The valley appear
ed to open to the southwest
"The only feller who's goin' to put
a close eye on you is Benson, said
Euchre. "He runs the place an' sells
Unnks. The gang calls him Jack-
rabbit Benson because he's always
got his eye peeled an' his ear cock
ed. Don't notice him if he looks
you over, Buck."
"Benson is scared to death of ev
ery newcomer who rustles into
Bland's camp. An' the reason, I
NOTICE OF SCHOOL MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the legal voters of School District
ISO. one or Morrow County, State of Oregon, that a SCHOOL MEETING
of said district will be held at the Council Chambers on the 24th day of
November, 1928. at 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon for the purpose of dis
cussing the budget hereinafter set out with the levying board, and to vote
on the proposition of levying a special district tax.
The total amount of money needed by the said school district during
the fiscal year beginning on June 18, 1928, and ending June 30, 1929, is
estimated in the following budget and includes the amounts to be re
ceived from the county school fund, state school fund, elementary school
iuna, special aisirict tax, ana an otner moneys of the district:
"He's hidin' from some guy who's
huntin' him to kill him. Wal, I'm al
ways expectin' to see some feller
kide in here an' throw a gun on Ben
son. Can t say I d be grieved.
"What have you against him?" in
quired Duane, as he sat down be
"Wal, mebbe I'm cross-grained,"
replied Euchre apologetically.
"Shore an outlaw an' rustler such as
me can't be touchy. But I never
stole nothln' but cattle from some
rancher who never missed 'm, any
way. Thet sneak Benson he was
the means of puttln' a little girl in
"Girl?" queried Duane, now with
"Shore. Bland's great on women.
I'll tell you about this girl when we
get out of here. Some of the gang
are goin' to be sociable, an' I can't
talk about the chief."
During the ensuing half hour
number of outlaws passed by Duane
and Euchre, halted for a greeting,
or sat down for a moment They
were all gruff, loud-voiced, merry,
and goodnatured. Duane replied
civilly and agreeably when he was
personally addressed, but he re
fused all invitations to drink and
Evidently he had been accepted,
in a way, as one of their clan. No
one made any hint of an allusion to
his affair with Bosomer. Duane
saw readily that Euchre was well
liked. One outlaw borrowed money
from him ; another asked for to
Next morning Duane found that
a moody and despondent spell had
fastened on him. Wishing to be
alone, he went out and walked a
trail leading around the river bluff.
He thought and thought.
When he returned to the shack
Euchre was cooking dinner.
"Say, Buck, I've news for you,"
he said, and his tone conveyed eith
er pride in his possession of such
news, or pride in Duane. "Feller
named Bradley rode in this mornin'.
He'd heard some about you.
"Told about the ace of spades
they put over the bullet holes in
thet cowpuncher Bain you plugged.
Then there was a rancher shot at a
water-hole twenty miles south of
Wellston. Reckon you didn't do It?"
"No, I certainly did not," replied
"Wal, you get the blame. It ain't
nothin' for a feller to be saddled
with gun-play he never made. An',
Buck, if you ever get famous, as
seems likely, you'll be blamed for
many a crime. The border'U make
outlaw an' murderer out of you. . . .
Wal, thet's enough of thet I've got
more news. You're goin' to be pop
ular." "Popular? What do you mean?"
"I met Bland's wife this mornin.'
She seen you the other day when
you rode in. She shore wants to
meet you an' so do some of the
other women in camp. They always
want to meet the new fellers who've
just come in. It's lonesome for
women here an' they like to hear
news from the towns."
"Well, Euchre, I don't want to be
impolite, but I'd rather not meet any
women," rejoined Duane.
"I was afraid you wouldn't Don't
blame you much. I was hopin ,
though, you might talk a little to
thet poor lonesome kid."
'What kid?" inquired Duane, in
Didn't I tell you about Jennie
the girl Bland's holdin' here the
Principal, High School
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Furniture (desks, stoves, curtains, etc.)
Supplies (chalk, erasers, etc.)
Water , .-.
Postage, stationery and printing
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS:
Buildings and grounds
Bonded, and interest thereon
Warrant, and interest thereon
Total estimated amount of money for all purposes
for the year .
From county school fund during the coming school
From state school fund during the coming school
From elementary school fund during the coming
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Estimated amount to be received from all other
sources during the coming school year
Total estimated receipts, not including proposed
tax , j.
Total estimated expenses for the year
Total estimated receipts not including proposed
Balance, amount to be raised by district tRX .
The indebtedness of District No. 1 is as follows:
Total bonded Indebtedness
Total warrant indebtedness
Total amount of all indebtedness $62,610.00
Dated this 7th day of November, 1928.
S. E. NOTSON, Chairman Board of Directors.
Attest: CLARA L. COX, District Clerk.
one Jackrabbit Benson had a hand
"You mentioned a girl. That's all.
Tell me now," replied Duane abrupt
(Continued Next Week)
"I can't Imagine what we ever got
married for; we're totally different
in every way."
"Oh, you flatterer!"
NOTICE OF TAX LEVY FOR THE ,
CITY OF HEPPNER.
Notice is hereby given that the Tax Levying Board of the City of
Heppner, Oregon, met on the 5th day of November, 1928, and proposed
the following budget as the tax levy for said City of Heppner for the
fiscal year beginning January 1st, 1929, and that said Levying Board will
meet on the 30th day of November, 1928, at the hour of 10:00 o'clock in
the forenoon of said day at the Council Chambers in the said City of
Heppner for a public discussion and hearing of said budget
Chief of Police .
City Attorney .
City Treasurer .
' Superintendent of Water Works
Bookkeeper Water Plant
Material and Supplies:
Maintenance and Bridges ..
Hose, Fire Chief, and Extras .
Storage and Gas, Fire Truck .
Bonded Indebtedness Interest Sinking Fund $5,575.00
Redemption of Water Bonds
Gravel Improvements and Sprinkling Streets .
Total Estimated Expenditures
Bill Board License .
Total Estimated Receipts ;
Total estimated expenditures for the year 1929
Total estimated receipts for the year 1929 .,
Total amount to be raised by taxation .
Dated at Heppner, Oregon, this 8th day of November, 1928.
C. L. SWEEK, Chairman.
E. R. HUSTON, Clerk.
ORIGINAL ESTIMATE AND ACCOUNTING SHEET
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. ONE
This original estimate shows in parallel columns the unit costs of the several services, material and
supplies for the three fiscal years next preceding the current year, the detail expenditures for the last one of
said three preceding fiscal years and the budget allowances and expenditures for six months of the current
year. ("Six months of the current year" means six months of the last school year.)
for the "en
Principal, High School .
Principal, Grade School
High School and Grade
Total Personal Services
MATERIAL AND SUPPLIES:
Furniture (desks, etc.)
Supplies (chalk, etc.)
Library books ..
Light and water
Postage and stationery
Total Material and Supplies
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS:
Buildings and grounds
Total Maintenance and Repairs .
Bonded, and interest thereon .
Warrant, and Interest thereon
Total Indebtedness .....
Premium on Clerk's bond
Audit of Clerk's books
Expenditures and bud
get allowance for six
months of last year.
Expenditures for three fiscal years
next preceding the last
$ 215.00 IS 430.00
I, Clara L. Cox, do hereby certify that the above estimate of expenditures for the year 1928-1929 was pre
pared by me and that the expenditures and budget allowance for six months of the current year and the
expenditures for the three fiscal years next preceding the current year as shown above have been com
piled from the records in my charge and are true and correct copies thereof.
CLARA L. COX, District Clerk.