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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 1928.
WHAT HAPPENED BEFOB.H
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
Duane buries Stevens. Then he goes
on to Bland's camp, where he gets into
a fight with a man called Bosomer and
wounds the latter. He makes a friend
of an outlaw at Bland's called Euchre,
who tells him of Mrs. Bland and the
NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY:
"Wal, I got it this way. Mebbe it's
straight an' mebbe it ain't Some
years ago Benson made a trip over
the river to buy mescal an' other
drinks. Hell sneak over there once
in a while. An' as I get it he run
across a gang of greasers with some
"I don't know, but I reckon there
was some barterin', perhaps murder
in'. Anyway Benson fetched the
girl back. She was more dead than
alive. But it turned out she was
only starved an' scared half to
death. She hadn't been harmed.
"I reckon she was then about four
teen years old. Benson's idee, he
said, was to use her in his den, sell
in' drinks an' the like. But I never
went much on Jackrabbit's word.
Bland seen the kid right off an' took
her bought her from Benson.
"You can gamble Bland didn't do
that from notions of chivalry. I aint'
gainsayin', howevr, but thet Jennie
was better off with Kate Bland.
She's been hard on Jennie, but she's
kept Bland an' the other men from
treatin' the kid shameful. Late
Her gray eyes were beautiful, but
it had not been beauty that cut
short his speech. He seemed to see
a tragic struggle between hope and
doubt that shone in her piercing
gaze. She kept looking, and Duane
could not break the silence. It was
no ordinary moment.
"What did you come here for "
she asked at last.
"To see you," replied Duane, glad
"Well Euchre thought he want
ed me to talk to you, cheer you up
a bit," replied Duane somewhat
The earnest eyes embarrassed
"Euchre's good. He's the only
person in this awful place who's
been good to me. But he's afraid of
Bland. He said you were different
Who are you?"
Duane told her.
"You're not a robber or rustler or
murderer or some bad man come
here to hide?"
"No, I'm not" replied Duane, try
ing to smile.
"Then why are you here?"
"I'm on the dodge. You know
what that means. I got in a shooting
scrape at home and had to run off.
When it blows over I hope to go
"But you can't be honest here."
"Yes, I can."
"You fought Bosomer the other
"Ia self-defense I crippled him."
"Oh, I know what these outlaws
are. Yes, you're different." She kept
the strained gaze upon him, but
beats me, half starves me, but she
has kept me from her husband.
She's been as good as that and I'm
"She hasn't done it for love of me,
though. She always hated me. And
lately she's growing jealous. There
was a man came here by the name
of Spence so he called himself. He
tried to be kind to me. But she
wouldn't let him. She was in love
with him. She's a bad woman.
"Bland finally shot Spence and
that ended that She's been jealous
ever since. I hear her fighting with
Bland about me. She swears she'll
kill me before he gets me. And
Bland laughs in her face. Then I've
tieard Chess Alloway try to persuade
Bland to give me to him. But Bland
doesn't laugh then.
"Ju3t lately before Bland went
away things almost came to a head.
I couldn't sleep. I wished Mrs.
Bland would kill me. I'll certainly
kill myself if Duane, you must
be quick if you save me."
"I realize t h a t," replied he
thoughtfully. "I think my difficulty
will be to fool Mrs. Bland. If she
suspected me she'd have the whole
gang of outlaws on me at once."
"She would that You've got to
be careful and quick."
"What kind of a woman is she?"
"She's brazen. I've'heard her with
her lovers. They get drunk some
times, when Bland's away. She's
got a terrible temper. She's vain.
She likes flattery. Oh, you could
fool her easy enough if you'd lower
yourself to to "
"To make love to her?" interrupt
Jennie ' bravely turned shamed
eyes to meet his..
"My girl, I'd do worse than that
to get you away from here," he said
"But Duane," she faltered, and
again she put out the appealing
hand, "Bland will kill you."
Duane made no reply to this. He
was trying to still a rising strange
tumult in his breast The old emo
tionthe rush of an instinct to kill!
He turned cold all over.
"Chess Alloway will kill you, if
Bland doesn't" went on Jennie, with
her tragic eyes on Duane's.
"Maybe he will," replied Duane.
It was difficult for him to force a
smile. But he achieved one.
"Oh, better take me at once," she
Jennie has growed into an all-fired
pretty girl, an' Kate is powerful
jealous of her. I can see trouble
brewin' over there in Bland's cabin.
"Thet's why I wish you'd come
over with me. Bland's hardly ever
home. His wife's invited you. Shore
if she ?ts sweet on you, as she has
on wal, thet'd complicate matters.
But you'd get to see Jennie, an'
mebbe you could help her.
"Mind, I ain't hintin' nothin'. I'm
Just wantin' to put her in your way.
You're a man an' can think for your
self. I had a baby girl once, an' if
she'd lived she'd be as big as Jennie
now, an' by gosh I wouldn't want
her in Bland's camp."
"I'll go, Euchre. Take me over,"
Euchre knocked upon the side of
"Is that you, Euchre?" asked a
girl's voice, low, hesitatingly.
"Yes, it's me, Jennie. Where's
Mrs. Bland?" answered Euchre.
"She went over to Defer's. There's
somebody sick," replied the girl.
Euchre turned and whispered
something about luck. The snap of
the outlaw's eyes was added signif
icance to Duane.
"Jennie, come out or let us come
in. Here's the young man I was
tellin' you about" Euchre said.
"Oh I can't! I look so so "
"Never mind how you look," in
terrupted the outlaw in a whisper.
"It ain't no time to care for thet
Here's young Duane. Jennie, he's
no rustler, no, thief. He's different
Come out Jennie, an' mebbe he'll "
Euchre did not complete his sen
tence. He had spoken low, with his
glance shifting from side to side.
Euchre went away through the
"I'm glad to meet you ,Miss Miss
Jennie," said Duane. "Euchre did
n't mention your last name. He
asked me to come over to "
Duane's attempt at pleasantry
halted short when Jennie lifted her
lashes to look at him. Some kind of
shock went through him.
hope was kindling, and the hard
lines of her youthful face were sof
tening. Something sweet and warm stirr
ed deep in Duane as he realized the
unfortunate girl was experiencing
a birth of trust in him.
"Maybe you're the man to save me
to take me away before it's too
Duane's spirit leaped.
"Maybe I am," he replied instant
She seemed to check a blind im
pulse to run into his arms. Her
cheek flamed, her lips quivered, her
bosom swelled under her ragged
dress. Then the glow began to fade;
doubt once more assailed her.
"It can't be You're only after
me, too, like Bland like all of
Duane's long arms went out and
his hands clasped her shoulders. He
"Look at me straight in the eye.
There are decent men. Haven't you
a father a brother?"
"They are dead killed by raiders.
We lived in Dimmit County. I was
carried away," Jennie replied hur
riedly. She put up an appealing hand to
"Forgive me. I believe I know
you're good. It was only I live so
much in fear I'm half crazy I've
almost forgotten what good men are
like. Mr. Duane, you'll help me?"
"Yes, Jennie, I will. Tell me how.
What must I do? Have you any
"Oh, no. But take me away."
"I'll try," said Duane simply.
"That won't be easy, though. I must
have time to think. You must help
me. There are many things to con
sider. Horses food, trails, and
then the best time to make the at
tempt Are you watched kept
"No. I could have run off lots of
times. But I was afraid. I'd only
have fallen into worse hands. Eu
chre has told me that. Mrs. Bland
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said. "Save me without risking so
much without making love to Mrs.
"Surely, if I can. There! I see
Euchre coming with a woman."
"That s her. Oh, she mustn t see
me with you."
'Wait a minute, whispered
Duane, as Jennie slipped indoors.
"We've settled it Don't forget .I'll
find some way to get word to you,
perhaps through Euchre. Meanwhile
keep up your courage. Remember,
I'll save you somehow. We'll try
strategy first Whatever you see or
hear me do don't think less of me "
Jennie checked him with a ges
ture and a wonderful gray flash of
'1 11 bless you with every drop of
blood in my heart," she whispered
It was only as she turned away
into the room that Duane saw she
was lame, and that she wore Mexi
can sandals over bare feet
He sat down upon a bench on the
porch and directed his attention to
the approaching couple. The trees
of the grove were thick enough for
him to make reasonably sure that
Mrs. Bland had not seen him talking
When the outlaw's wife drew near
Duane saw that she was a tall,
strong, bull-bodied woman, rather
good-looking with a full-blown, bold
attractiveness. Duane was more
concerned with her expression than
with her good looks; and as she ap
peared unsuspicious he felt relieved.
The situation then took on a singu
Euchre came up on the porch and
awkwardly introduced Duane to
Mrs. Bland. She was young, prob
ably not pver twenty-five, and not
quite so prepossessing at close
range. Her eyes were large, rather
prominent, and brown in color. Her
mouth, too, was large, with the lips
full, and she had white teeth.
Duane took her proffered hand
and remarked frankly that he was
glad to meet her.
Mrs. Bland appeared pleased; and
her laugh, which followed, was loud
and rather musical.
"Mr. Duane Buck Duane, Eu
chre said, didn't he?" she asked.
"Buckley," corrected Duane. "The
nickname's not of my choosing."
"I'm ceratinly glad to meet you,
Buckley Duane," she said, as she
took the seat Duane offered her.
'Sorry to have been out Kid Full
er's lying over at Deger's. You
know he was shot last night He's
got fever today.
"When Bland's away I have to
nurse all these shot-up boys, and It
sure takes my time. Have you been
waiting alone? Didn't see that
slattern girl of mine?"
She gave him a sharp glance. The
woman had an extraordinary play
of feature, Duane thought, and un
less she was smiling was not pretty
'I've been alone," replied Duane.
"Haven't seen anybody but a sick
looking girl with a bucket And she
ran when she saw me."
"That was Jen," said Mrs. Bland.
She's the kid we keep here, and she
hardly pays her keep. Did Euchre
tell you about her?"
Now that I think of it he did say
something or other."
What did he tell you about me?"
bluntly asked Mrs. Bland.
Wal, Kate," replied Euchre,
speaking for himself, "you need'nt
worry none, for I told Buck nothin'
(Continued Next Week.)
NOTICE OF SCHOOL MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GTVEN to the legal voters of School District
No. One of 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 SO, 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
iuuu, special aistrict tax, ana all other moneys of the district:
Principal, High School
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:
Furniture (desks, stoves, curtains, etc.)
Supplies (chalk, erasers, etc.) j.
Playground equipment .,
Fuel " .
Light , .
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 Btate school fund during the coming school
From elementary school fund during the coming
Estimated amqunt to be received from all other
sources during the coming school year
Total estimated receipts, not including proposed
Total estimated expenses for the year
Total estimated receipts not Including proposed
Balance, amount to be raised by district tax
The Indebtedness of District No. 1 Is as follow:
Total bonded indebtedness $55,000.00
Total warrant indebtedness 7,610.00
Total amount of all indebtedness ZL.$62,610.00
Dated this 7th day of November, 1928.
S. E. NOTSON, Chairman Board of Directors.
Attest: CLARA L. COX, District Clerk.
ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH.
Rev. Thomas J. Brady, Pastor.
Nxt Sunday, Nov. 25, there will
be a mass in Heppner at 8:30, with
sermon by pastor. Confessions and
Holy Communion will take place
before this mass. After mass there
will be Benediction of the Blessed
Sacrament There will be no eve
ning devotions. After the mass in
Heppner, the pastor will go to the
Sands for a second mass there at
Thanksgiving Day at Catholic
Thanksgiving, Day will be cele
brated in the Catholic church of
Heppner by a high mass at 8:30,
with appropriate sermon by the
pastor and Benediction of the
Blessed Sacrament All are Invited
to assist These exercises not only
are in perfect harmony with the
long established custom of the
Catholic church but they also har
monize with the views proclaimed
throughout, the country by the
President of the United States,
His Excellency, Calvin Coolidge.
the demand for Rawleigh House
hold Products in Gilliam and Mor
row counties and other nearby
towns or rural districts. $150 to
$400 a month or more clear profit
Rawleigh Methods get business ev
erywhere. No selling experience re
quired. We suppiy Products, Outfit
Sales and Service Methods every
thing you need. Profits increase
every month. Lowest prices; best
values; most complete service. W.
T. Rawleigh Co., Dept OR-1822,
Oakland, Calif. 33-0.
Mrs. Clark Stevens of McKinney
creek spent several hours In the city
on Wednesday while shopping.
For Sole Netted Gem potatoes,
70c to $1.00 per sack. J. O. French,
Stanfleld, Ore. 36-7p.
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:
WANTED! Ambitious, industri
ous person to introduce and supply
Indian Movie Star
Miss Dorothy Janis, full-blooded
Cherokee Indian, weighing 90 pounds,
is hailed as f'ie movie find o( the
vear. She is to star in a South Sea
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 $24,670.00
Total estimated receipts for the year 1929 12,220.00
Total amount to be raised by taxation $12,450.00
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
6 Teachers ,
High School and Grade
Total Personal Services
MATERIAL AND SUPPLIES:
Furniture (desks, etc.)
Supplies (chalk, etc.)
Light and water
Postage and stationery
Total Material and Supplies
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS:
Buildings and grounds
Total Maintenance and Repaint
Bonded, and Interest thereon
Warrant and Interest thereon
. Premium on Clerk's bond
Audit of Clerk's books
GRAND TOTAL ...
Expenditures and bud
get allowance for six
months of last year.
Expenditures for three fiscal years
next preceding the last
threlSw Second Yr' Flrst Tettr
$ 1,400.00 $ 1,400.00
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'
plied from the records In my charge and are true and correct copies thereof.
CLARA L. COX, District Clerk,