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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1929.
SrfM TIttUSTPATEP BY FRANK B. PRVEWI. ,1
WHAT HAPPENED BO FAB
h? Sheridan Dramatic Club, of
wi, ch Tom Bllbeck, the narrator, Mary
ella, the girl he cares for, and Jim
cooper, his rival, are members, start a
performance of Pygmalion and Galatea
iNB uiu Domiwi nome, out are in-
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hearsals Tom Bllbeck Is accused by the
v w yno ui me actors. Mr. iem-
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mV1!1"? a.Wfty from the of the
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hi weir euHiumes ana
overcoats, the group of players Is held
up by two escaped convicts, one of
whom Is captured by Bilbeck after a
The captured thief is tied to a chair
at the Old Soldiers' Home. Unable to
leave the home as the car refuses to
pudge, the players must stay there, and
Mr. Hemmlngway, hearing this over the
i,c 1B suapiciuus 01 nis wne
and Bllbeck. Meanwhile the Sheriff ar.
NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY
He stopped In amazement as he
saw our group.
"You've got a lot of prisoners,
ain't you?" he commented.
"These aren't all prisoners," the
colonel explained hastily. "There's
He led the way to Bill who, truss
ed up In his chair, had fallen asleep
The entire situation was explain
ed to the sheriff while he peeled off
a layer or two of clothing and re
vealed himself as a small old man,
with watery blue eyes and consid
erable foliage in front of his face.
His beard was white, except where
it was stained with tobacco-Juice.
"If you don't mind," said the
sheriff, "we won't go back until
morning. It's storming so hard out
now that I doubt If we could get
through. I'll just put my horse in
"You can't," said the colonel.
"The stable is burnt up."
A compromise was effected by
quartering the horse In tne cellar.
As It happened, there was an out
side runway leading to the base
ment, down which supplies were
usually wheeled in trucks. After
considerable persuasion the horse
was Induced to negotiate this and
was tied to a post In one of the
small storerooms below.
That done, the colonel assigned
us quarters for the night Fortun
atel.y there were enough vacant
rooms so that each of the ladles
could have an apartment, while we
men were billeted on cots n the
general dormitory, where most of
the veterans slept.
Mrs. Hemmlngway refused to re
tire until her husband came. I of
fered to sit up with her, but she
"You know what John would
think if he found you and me sit
ting up alone together," she ex
plained. I agreed with her heartily, so we
fixed a good warm Are in the stove
and left her alone to welcome her
spouse. It would be only a few
hours until morning, and I did not
bother to undress, but threw myself
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exhausted, on my cot.
I did not sleep, however. The
storm outside was making a con
tinuous racket around the eaves
and corners of the building that
nearly . drowned the chromatic
snores of the veterans.
The excitement of the evening
still kept my blood racing and my
nerves at high tension. I listened
for the opening of the door which
would Indicate that Mr. Hemmlng
way had arrived.
ine sonorous siumDers of our
country's ex-defenders began to
fray my temper. What right had
everybody to sleep while I strug
gled in vain to woo Morpheus?
I might have become accustomed
to a regular snore, but there was
one Comrade Pilk Henwether, for
a dollar who gurgled In his sleep.
The exasperating part about it was
that he didn't do it all the time
Only occasionally above the diapa
son of his fellows came this un
earthly gurgle, as if dishwater were
disappearing down a sink.
I tried to calculate the Interval
between explosions and finally
thought I had him timed to twenty
eight seconds. Then he fooled me
by missing on one cylinder and re
maining quiet a full minute. It was
almost a relief when he burst forth
Something had disarranged his
timer, for he became erratic from
now on, sometimes firing twice In
succession and sometimes failing
me for two or three revolutions at
a time. His compression was won
derful. The trouble was In his
At last my brain grew curdled
with futile exasperation. I may
have dozed, or possibly I had a fe
ver delirium. I don't know. Any
way, It was not a refreshing sleep
that came to me and it was crowd
ed with nightmares.
Suddenly I opened my eyes and
listened intently to a new sound
that had been beating against my
eardrums for several minutes dur
ing my doze. A series of Irregular
tappings, accompanied by a low
moaning, became audible above the
stead roar of the storm. My re
laxed nerves became alert once
What was it?
The irregular thumping was re
peated. It sounded far away, and
yet strangely near, as if it might be
in the walls of the building. Was it
a spirit rapping?
I had never believed In such
things, but then I had never had
proof of any kind to convince me.
One hair-raising supernatural Inci
dent will make a spiritualist of any
body. A sudden sound of some one
strangling made me sit up in bed.
This last was in the room, so I
soon decided that it was my friend
the eccentric snorer, who quite by
accident had hit upon a new spec
ialty. But the thumplngs and moanings
continued. I threw off the covers
and got out of bed, determined to
investigate. I had no matches
there were no pockets in my tights;
but I felt my way to the door, bark
ing my shins only once on an Iron
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Faintly came a cry for help.
I made haste. I am a chivalrous
fool! No one ever yells for assist
ance without getting it from me. I
rush in blindly where even angels
would pause to put on galoshes.
I stumbled down the stairs. Came
again the faint cry:
It was Mrs. Hemmlngway's voice.
I peered in at the door of the
great living room, which was faint
ly illuminated by a single oil-lamp
on the table the electric current
was supplied only until one o'clock,
I discovered later. The room was
chill with the penetrating cold of a
winter's morning when the fires
have reached their lowest ebb.
Mrs. Hemmingway was walking
up and down frantically screaming
"Help!" every time the thumping
and moaning would reoccur.
Suddenly 8he saw me as I ad
vanced out of the darkness. As she
did an almost inarticulate cry of
desperate fear escaped her lips and
she pitched forward.
I jumped quickly enough to catch
her. She had fainted.
While I looked around anxiously
for a place to deposit her at full
length I became aware of a new
sound a rapping at the front door.
I was too busy to bother about it
then. I picked up Mrs. Hemming
way bodily and started for the ta
ble where the lamp was. In the
absence of a couch I could put her
I had nearly reached it when the
outer door was flung violently open,
admitting a swirl of flying flakes.
Wth them came a gentleman who
strode in unannounced. He was
wearing a derby hat tied onto his
head with a muffler and was other
wise ineffectually bundled against
the storm in a black broadcloth
overcoat with the collar turned up.
On his feet were a pair of snow-
'Good Heavens!" I exclaimed.
"Who are you?"
John Hemmingway, confound
you, he growled, stepping toward
me with upraised fist and tripping
over his own snowshoes, which he
had forgotten he had on.
That gave me a second to place
my burden on the long table before
he could reach me. Just in time I
straightened up to find myself in
We wrestled back and forth si
lently. Twice he kicked me in my
bruised shin with his snowshoes.
The only way I could prevent a
repetition of those .tactics was to
stand on the broad webbing of the
shoes nfyself. As I weighed some
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tually anchored him to the floor.
While we stood embracing one
another in a deadlock a low moan
escaped the lips of Mrs. Hemming
way. "Hadn't you better take care of
your wife?" I panted, apprehensive
lest she roll o ffthe table.
"You seem to be able and willing
to do that," he hissed vindictively.
"You're mistaken," I returned
"Of course," he sneered. "I didn't
walk in Just now and find her in
your arms at four o'clock in the
morning! I only thought it was
you! In reality it was some one else
and you were up in your own room
To emphasize his remarks he
hauled off with his right arm, which
I had carelessly allowed to escape
me, and belted me energetically in
I don't know what might have
happened further between us had
we not been separated by a willing
assortment of half-dressed old gen
"Stop this racket!" shouted the
sheriff, displaying his star conspic
uously. "I represent the law and
order around here and I'm going to
I was dragged off from Hem-
mingway's snowshoes. We stood
glaring at one another. It is 1m
possible Instantly to forget a ring
ing blow on the ear, I find, even if
it is delivered by a very good friend.
On his side I suppose that his re
sentment toward me was at least
partially justified by appearances.
It was hard to think of those things
Just then, however, and as a matter
of fact, I didn't
"Good morning, Mr. Hemming
way, greeted Jim Cooper, arriving
In what I thought at first was an
abbreviated sleeping-garment, but
which I later discovered was his
Greek tunic. "Glad you got here at
lasts. Why what the deuce ?"
His glance had rested on the pros
trate form of Mrs. Hemmingway.
Mrs. Hemmingway fainted," I
Oh I see, he considered thought
fully. "I suppose it's all for the best.
I imagine that is the only way any
one could get any rest in this insti
tution. Evidently Jim had noticed the
Mrs. Hemmingway opened her
beautiful blue eyes.
Oh, John! she exclaimed joy
fully as she recognized her husband
even in the derby nat and snow
shoes. He made no move to respond to
the entreaty in her voice.
"Why, what's the matter?" she
You know very well, he return
ed savagely. "When I arrived I
found you in Tom Bilbeck's'armS."
Me?" she said Interrogatively.
Impossible. It must have been
Maryella you saw."
'It was not hastily disclaimed a
voice in the rear of the group.
My heart sank. I was in hopes
that I would be spared Maryella's
participation in this scene.
I don t know what happened.
Mrs. Hemmlngway went on, slight
ly bewildered, "but I'm sure that I
can explain everything."
While they were talking the floor
trembled violently and there was a
muffled crash beneath us. Soon fol
lowed a prolonged breaking of
glass as if a brick chimney had fal
len through a skylight.
The Gay Deceiver.
Conjecture was superfluous. The
disturbance was in the basement.
We piled down by the Inside stair
way. Some one had been thoughtful
enough to bring the lamp from the
table. By Its light we discovered a
wreck that impoverishes descrip
tion. The post to which we had tied
the sheriff's horse had been torn
out bodily and a tier of shelves con
taining several hundred glass jars
of fruit which was supported by the
post had collapsed and slid Its bur
den to the cement floor.
The horse, whinneying continual
ly to himself, had retreated to a
corner of the basement followed by
the uprooted post.
(Continued Next Week )
ITEMS FROM GOOSEBERRY.
The Progressive Livestock club
of Gooseberry held a business meet
ing at the home of Joyce and Clif
ford Carlson. Mr. Smith gave a
talk on club summer school which
was interesting, as a number of the
club members will leave on next
Sunday to attend the summer
Mrs. R. K. Drake's mother, Mrs.
Erne Dunlap, and aunt, Mrs. R. C.
Glover, drove up from Salem to
spend a week at the Drake home.
R. K. Drake has rented the Dan
Hanshew place in Sand Hollow and
will move there the first of Septem
ber. NOTICE TO HOLDERS OP
TEMPORARY LICENSE TAGS.
All temporary automobile license
tags must be returned before the
15th of this month.
Any one may now apply for three
fourths license for truck or auto
mobile after the 4th.
C. J. D. BAUMAN, Sheriff.
Editor W. W. Head of the lone
Independent was here on Monday
for a short while. Editor Head is
also city recorder of lone, and he
was made a deputy sheriff for that
locality while at Heppner.
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