The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, July 22, 1915, Image 5

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L. V. Driscoll
Cascade Avanue
F- B. Snyder
B. B. Eowell
Hood River Plumb
ing Company
Tinning and Sheet Metal Work. Gasoline
Engine, Pumpa, Rama. Repairing Prompt
ly Attended. Eatimatea Furnished. Phone
UM. Oppoalte Hotel Oregon, corner of
Second and Cascade Sts.
Rooms 1 and 2 Hall Building
Hood River, Ore.
Rooms 14 mid 15 Hull Building
Hood River ... Oregon
1.0U18 A. KEKD Al.HKUT P. KKKl)
L. A. & A. P. REED
Two Doors North of Postoflice
Phone 1331
Two Doors North of Postoflice
Phone 1331.
First National Bank Building
Hood River - Oregon
Call promptly answered Id town or country
Day or Night.
Telephone: ReHldenc, 1031: Office, 1241.
Offloe in the Broalua Builuii-y
Ph. M. H.Khakp
Osteowthic Physicians
Graduates ef the American School of
Osteopathy, Kirksville, Mo.
Office in Elliot Block.
Home Phone 102 Hes. 102-B
Dr. Justin M. Waugh
Office in Eliot Bldg.
. 9 A. M. to 3 P. M.
J. F. WATT, M. D.
Telepbonea: Office, 10HI; residence, 8571.
Physician and Surgeon
Phones : Office 4211 Office in Eliot
Res. 1811 Building
Dr. V. R. Abraham
Physician and Surgeon
Office in Eliot Block
Office Phone 4151 Residenc phone 4152
E. L. SCOBEE, D. D. S.
Telephones : Office 3161 ; residence 3421
Office in Brosius Building
H. D.W. PINEO, D. D. S.
Rooms 4, 5 and 6 Teleplione
Smith Building 2U21
Telephones: Office 1081; residence 3331
Office over Butler Bank
Dr. J. H. McVAY
Diagnosis, Consultation and
Surgical Diseases.
Hall Building, Hood Rlver.Oregon
PHONE 1792
Stranahan & Slaven
Contractors & Builders
la prepared to do any wdVk In the veterin
ary fine. He can be found by calling at or
pnoning to tne raauiuu auimn.
Frederick & Arnold
Contractors and Builders
Estimates furnished on all kinds of work
Phones: Sck'2
COIN iffiT
Frontke5ceiario $y GRACE CUNARD
Kitty Oray, newspaper woman, flndi In
a curio ahop half of a broken coin, the
mutilated Inscription on which aroust-a
her curiuvily and leada her. at the order
of her maiiatttna- editor, to go to the prin
cipality of Gretihoffen to piece out the
atury auggeated by the Inscription. She la
followed, and on arrival In Uretihoffen
her adventures while chaalng the secret
of the bioken coin begin.
A New Intruder.
The keen senses of Roleau, schooled
In peril, told him of some hidden dan
ger the very tenseness of the situa
tion warning him. Turning, he saw
the upraised weapon, and In a flash
a blow from his own powerful arm
had sent It flying through the window.
It fell clinking on the floor at the feet
of Count Sachio and his friends. Kit
ty, rescued from th danger which
she had not realized, sprang back. An
Instant later Roleau had grappled
with the Intruder.
Hearing the sound of this encoun
ter. Count Sachio and his companions
sprang at the Intervening door, broke
It In. They found two strange men
engaged in an encounter whose cause
they could not guess, but both of
whom undoubtedly were Intruders in
this place, and who, therefore, might
be regarded as enemies.
'The American!" exclaimed Sachio,
as now he saw also the young girl,
who was endeavoring as best she
might to give assistance to Roleau
In his struggle with the stranger.
"Quick, excellency, run!" exclaimed
The strange man was not easily
to be disposed of, but gave even the
powerful Roleau all he liked to do fo
handle him. Meantime Sachio flung
himself upon Roleau, his comrades did
as much for the stranger.
In the melee, which slipped from
place to place upon the floor, Sachio
let fall the Tittle bag with the king's
half coin in his excitement he had
forgotten that he still had It In his
hand. The stranger, whose shifty
eyes caught everyyiing, saw the bag
as It lay upon the floor.
Working gradually towards the
place where the little bag lay, now
underfoot, now scuffed aside by the
struggling men, the stranger managed
to trip and throw that one of Sachio's
friends who pressed him most closely.
They fell directly before the packet.
Swiftly, the long hand of the stranger
reached out and caught it up.
There remained for him no more
relish for the fight. An instant later,
his crossed arm against the throat of
his assailant, he broke away, flung
through the open window and left the
others to shift as they might.
Roleau, still held in the powerful
grasp of Count Sachio himself, strug
gled furiously, all the time calling to
Kitty to make her own escape.
'Roleau!" called Kitty. "Quick, he
he has it he has stolen It. We must
follow him!" And Roleau did his
best to shake himself free.
"Not so fast, not so easily," panted
Sachio, whose stern grip still held
Roleau's collar. "You will not get
off Just yet. Who are you, to come
prowling about my place thieves
against thieves? You shall tell me
what all this means."
'Go, excellency,-run!" panted Ro
leau, still to his mistress. "Leave
them to mo. I'll come when I can."
Kitty turned, knowing that she
must act quickly or be taken prisoner
"Follow me, Roleau!" she cried.
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Ha Broke Away and Flung
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vSteamer Tahoma
Down Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
Up Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
All kinds pf freight and passengers handled. Horses and automobiles
given special attention.
Jack Bagley, Agent. Phone 3514
"Follow me when you can. I'll leave
a trail." And as'she caught up a book
from the table Roleau guessed what
Bhe had meant by this a paper trail.
She looked this way and that, but
could see no trace of the stranger
who had thus treacherously Intruded
upon their own plans. A strange feel
ing came to her mind that perhaps
she had seen him elsewhere before
now. Where could that have been?
Ransacking her memory she conclud
ed that he must have been some one
of the baud of banditti who bad sur
prised her and her companions in the
Trusting to fortune to bring her
aid, she ran forward In the general
direction which she supposed the man
had taken. She passed from the floor
of the gallery, which held no trace of
footprints to the softer ground where
she might see the trail, and caught it
now. He was running In great leaps'
towards the edge of the forest, where
the road came In. Yonder lay the
trail to Gretzhoffen. He seemed bound
for that. Yes she presently heard a
sound of horse's hoofs.
"Horses!" thought Kitty to herself,
recalling the stables where some of
Sachio's mounts were kept indeed,
Bhe doubted not that some might be
saddled and waiting in the yard. It
was true an instant later her own
flying hoofbeata pursued those now
lessening in the distance. And as
she fled Kitty left a trail.
As for Roleau, his faithful heart
was wellnigh broken when, having
seen his mistress follow his advice
and make her escape, he found him
self In spite of all unable to Join her
In the pursuit of the escaping thief
who had their coin. The grasp of
Sachio upon him did not relax, and
now others re-enforced their leader.
"Ah, well, messieurs," he said grin
ning, at length, "you have the argu
ment." "Search him!" exclaimed Sachio.
"I have lost the coin. It was here. It
is gone ho has it about him some
where." The companions of the count com
plied, but could make nothing of the
search, Roleau Btoutly asserting that
he knew nothing' of it and had it not
in his possession.
"I dropped it on the floor In the
scuffle," exclaimed Sachio. "Surely
this man must have it, or it has wings!
I had it in my hand but now, this very
mqment. That American surely she
is a witch. Did she take it, fellow?
Tell me?" He turned furiously upon
".Monsieur, how can I tell?" replied
the latter. .
At last, however, there came the
sound of one driving furiously.
"On guard, gentlemen!" exclaimed
Sachio. "We do not know who comes
I hope it may be Rudolph."
It was indeed this missing stranger
the man who had been left bound in
Frederick's apartments.
It should be understood now that
when Count Frederick had returned
to his own apartments and found bis
private room occupied by a man who
evidently had been there for no good
purpose a man left trussed up and
bound by yet other Intruders he had
had some parley with the helpless in
truder in the way of learning what
had been the cause of his strange
"I know wou, fellow," said he. "You
are of Count Sachio's suite. You have
been quartered here with him as a
guest of this house and now you
would rob me!
"Your excellency," exclaimed Ru
dolph, "spare me! I was found here
, X
1m V
VvVf V,-v if!
Through the Open Window.
la your room. It la true, or near to It,
t luaat mttA mimm nnnn rtv m ffl . I
and a young woman. Between them
they bound me and left ma heiple.t
flung me Into your room here at you
tee. I ask no belief of you. Take me
to Count Sachio I am his man. Let
him plead for ma. I ahali cake no
plea at all."
Count Frederick found upon the
floor a little kerchief, which to!d him
-Very well." aaid he to Rulolph,
"that la precisely what I ahall do! We
hall go to find your maU-r. fount
Sachio. There baa been too much
mystery of late; perhapa be can ex
plain a part of If
It waa thus, therefore, that Count
Frederick and bia new passenger had
come In a swift car from Gretzhoffen
direct to the lodge of Count Sachio.'
beyond the neutral lands. And hav
ing arrived at the chalet Rudolph had
lost no time in flinging himself front
the car and hastening to explain to hie
master that absence which he knew
would be ao resented. Seeing Kolcau
there In advance of him and bound
bis own rage overcame him and he lost
not an instant In casting himself upon
Count Sachio's prisoner.
This was not altogether a fortunate
matter for any; Roleau, surprised at
the attack, and by this time somewhat
In possession of recuperated powers,
made so stern a heave at his bonds
that he broke them; and thereupon ad
dressing himself to the combat once
more, soon gave Rudolph all lie liked
to do.
Meantime Count Frederick, thinking
it well to guard all exita of the chalet.
himself had gone to the rear, and had
found the open window through which
Kitty and the stranger bad escaped.
What be now saw, therefore, in the
main room, was his own late prisoner
engaged In conflict with Count Sachio's
"They find him a Tartar!" exclaimed
he to himself; for at that moment Ro
leau, casting Rudolph aside, made for
the outer door of the chalet.
"Stop!" cried Count Sachio loudly,
as others would have followed him.
It is useless! Walt he has not the
coin. Why waste time on him!"
They fell back as the count once
more took charge of this complicated
"As for you, Rudolph," he exclaimed,
"you have come late, and you have
failed you have not the coin that you
were sent to bring me."
"Excellency, no I have failed. That
man ne pointed to tne aoor wnere
Roleau bad fled "he and a young
woman caught me even as I was
searching for it where you directed
me. They fell on me and trussed me
up and left me helpless. 1 stayed
there until the master of the place
came. It was he who brought me
hither I told him you would make
any explanation that could be made."
"And a fine explanation anyone can
make!" exclaimed Count Sachio bit
The Apachea.
The man who had proved himself
the last possessor of the king's half of
the Gretzhoffen coin was the most un
worthy of any thus far concerned In
Its destinies. True, Kitty's recollec
tion had been correct she had Indeed
seen him among Landozi's oondottlerl.
Yet lawless as the members of that
band were, he scarce was lit to clulm
comradeship with them.
His name in truth was Blake a ren
egade Englishman, who had for Borne
'time belonged to the underworld of
the capital of Gretzhoffen. If, animat
ed by some greater ambition of his
own, he now and then Joined the bands
,of the desert rovers, his real prefer
ence was for the underworld of the
city, where, with his comrades of the
cheaper thieving gentry, he might for
the most part smoke or loaf in Idle
ness, not concerned in deeds of activ
ity or daring. It had been by mere
chance of his prowling nature that he
had learned something about the own
ership of the broken coin had guessed
that it might have some value, and
had resolved to possess himself of it.
As he fled now, therefore, he made
Jnot for the desert so much as for the
dens of his own sort in the purlieus
of Gretzhoffen town Itself. When at
length, after his long ride across the
neutral country, he found himself oifce
more near to what he called home, he
cast loose his horse and completed his
Journey on foot.
At the door of the underground dive,
where he counted upon meeting most
of his friends, he made the usual sign
of admission. It was a choice band of
kindred souls who rose to greet him
as he entered. They asked him what
"What have I done what have I
taken?" Swaggering, he pushed them
aside and threw on the table in the
center of the room a bit of coin which
he took from his pocket.
"Something, comrades, I am think
ing." A roar of laughter broke from them,
as, a motley group, they surrounded
"He is a Jolly Jester, is it not so, my
brothers!" exclaimed one. "A coin!
If It were whole it might be worth per
haps a lira or so, but broken It is
worthless. What can we get for this
in a bank, my brothers? So, Blake,
Is this your day's work!"
"You may laugh, comrades," said he,
"all you like; at the same time, I
venture you that coin will be worth
something to us before we are done
with it"
"What Is It?" exclaimed one, curi
ously, examining the inscription. "An.
old Roman coin, do you think?"
"True, there Is a mystery about It,
my bullies, never doubt that. It la a.
Slab, Fir and Oak Wood
Also Rock Springs Coal
Now is the time to bargain for
your winter fuel. See
Taft Transfer Company
mystery that will pay well when
solved. Besides. It might act as some
aort of safeguard for us. There baa
been plenty of talk of late that our
band may seed friends to keep us
from the noose. Very well, then I
think the ownership of this coin at
laatt will give us friends when we
may ned them. Guard It well, that
tame broken coin, my brothers."
"What do you mean?" asked the
spokesman curiously. "Who baa
sought It. then?"
"Such men as Count Pacblo of Gra
hoffen. It was of him I took it There
was pursuing It, also, that same young
American and that ruffian of hers,
who serves her so like a dog Roleau,
I heard her rail htm. My word, he
bad a grip of steel in his hands he
well-nigh did for me before 1 could
make my escape. I saw Count Sachio
drop the coin upon the floor. I threw
my man so I could pick it up, and
then I fled. My word to you, brothers,
I fled at speed! So here I am."
Now, while these thieves of the city
were holding their little conference,
their bolder brethren of the desert,
not so far away In their own reudex
vous, were gathered for an evenlug'e
converse a dozen or more of lan
dozi's band of desert riders, hall fel
lows well met, friends of the klng'a
troops and enemies, aa they boasted,
of none but the rich. Their headquar
She Caught From the
ters, as was generally known, lay a lit
tle way back on the cross-trail of the
main road, between the two kingdoms
of Grahoffen aud Gretzhoffen, which
crossed midway of the neutral lands.
When Kitty fled after the thief
Blake, it was at first with no definite
purpose of her own; but she had not
gone far before Bhe realized that alone
she could accomplish little against
such men as he; and she doubted not
that he was on his way to Join his
comrades. What then was there to
do? Who could aid her?
Even as she rode the thought came
to Kitty's mind of the debonair bandit
leader, Landozl, the same who had so
gallantly freed her and escorted her
to the city's gates but a short time
before. She was woman enough to
know the impression she had made on
the bandit chief and shrewd enough
also to hit upon him as an ally in her
own plans. Therefore, as Kitty rode
now not so fast as not to leave abun
dant bits of paper on the trail so that
Roleau might be able to track her it
was not towards any citadel of the law
not to Gretzhoffen town Itself but
towards the capital of lack of law;
the rendezvous of the ragged ban
ditti of the desert.
They sat, these rude and careless
folk, ill clad, ragged, yet not ill con
tent, under the sheltering rocks which
made their lair or den on the cross
road in the neutral lands. Cooking,
eating, drinking, they spent the time
as persona of no more mentality than
theirs would spend it Joking, con
versing, talking of what they had done,
vaporing of what they were about to
do. Most prominently la their minds
seemed to linger the memory of their
little expedition in which they had
taken prisoner the Count Frederick
and Ihe beautiful young American.
"And the chief let that prize go!"
grumbled one. "Out of the whole en
terprise we got nothing, absolutely
nothing. What the count gave us
would not have made two lire apiece,
divided fairly among our band. The
main prizes the young woman we
got nothing for her whatever. And
yet, what a chance for ransom!"
"Such a chance does not come oftr
en. But I wonder where the chief
himself Is tonight. And are the pick
ets out down the road? In these times
we cannot be too carefsl, for they say
that between the two kingdoms war
may come, and if so it would be but
our luck for one of the armies to
ask us to recruit with them."
"Go, you fellows, two of you," In
structed one who seemed to be some
aort of lieutenant. "Step out and
scout down the road a bit."
It was not long after this that the
men left at the rendezvous heard in
the darkness a woman's scream.
With this came the laughing about of
their comrades.
.avow n x r -. a
"Ho. brother.!" cried the ruffian who
held Kitty In his arms "By the bord.
'tia the same! "tla the young Amer
ican highness whom we lost!"
"Loose me! Let me free!" cried
Kitty vehemently "I came to you for
help. I trusted In you. I am In need
and I ask you gentlemen to be my I
"What, your friends!" They laughed j
loudly at this.
"Yes, your leader knows me do you '
not remember how be took us captive
the other day? He told me then If I '
needed aid to count on him. Does one 1
of your brotherhood speak falsely?" I
They fell back from her now re- j
spet-tfiilly, Impressed in part by what j
she said, and in part by the fear that
they might offend their leader. Thla ,
latter fear was well placed, for even
now they heard the sounds of rapid '
"Hint!" exclaimed one. "Landozl It '
Is very likely he."
And It was he, the man whom they
all respected through their fears. He
flung himself from his horse now and
strode Into the lighted circle.
"What now, fellows!" exclaimed he,
as he caught sight of the young wom
an standing there, disheveled, pale.
"Do you not know thla excellency?
What, would you insult her!"
"I came hither for help," exclaimed
Kitty, addressing him with such ap-
Table the Coveted Coin.
peal in her eyes as any man would
have found it difficult to resist. "I
am in need 1 am in pursuit of a thief
and I"
"And you ask a thief to catch a
thief?" The bandit chieftain smiled
"No, not in the least I do not call
you bo, you brothers of the desert.
You yourself, Captain Landozl, told me
to come to you if I needed help. Well,
I need It now, tonight, this
very moment! I am all alone,
I need conduct to Gretzhoffen
town. 1 am convinced that the man
who robbed me fled thither. What,
would you allow one to escape who
would rob a woman?"
"No," exclaimed Landozl. "That is
not our trade. It Is our profession
that we take only from the rich; and
we do not side with those who rob the
weak. Excellency, my word is my
word. You come to us for aid, and we
should be barren of all honor did we
not give you aid. What cau we do?"
"Ride with me!" exclaimed Kitty.
"Yourself two or three men show
me the way from here to Gretzhoffen.
Shield me against any other possible
riders who may not be of your broth
ehrood. Is it agreed?"
"It is agreed!" exclaimed Landozl,
and with small discussion they soon
were in the saddle again Landozl,
two or three of his stoutest men and
Kitty; and once more she felt the
rush of the wind against her cheek,
as a good horse carried her forword.
The Sewer Ratt.
"Who was the thief that robbed you,
excellency?" demanded Landozl, . as
they drew up near the edge of the
city did you see him well?"
"Perfectly," said Kitty. "Moreover,
I am sure 1 have seen him before."
"With your own band, monsieur he
was one of those who rode with you
the other day!"
"Ah, a slim man sharp face
"Precisely the same."
"I know him Blake! He was with
us that day, yes, hut I promise you he
is not really of our brotherhood. He
la not worthy of association with gal
lant gentlemen like ourselves. We
ride the trails ho creeps through the
alleys of the city. We are borderers
he is a common thief. Blake truly,
it must have been be. No one of our
own gentry would have robbed a wom
an. Now, you help me In your own
quest. I know Blake'a lurking place.
He and his kind have a sort of a den
in the low quarter of the town. The
' prefect of police leaves them pretty
much alone, because In these times
! the officers of the law have much else
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their den for etolen goods yea, yea, I
know. But dare you go with me?"
"I must dare It," aaid Kitty firmly.!
"Perhapa my friends will follow me
I do not know but even If not, yoa
and 1 must get back what he haa ato-.
ten from me."
"And w hat was It. excellency V
"No more than a broken bit of cola,
captain, of value to none as It li now,
of great value to me provided I can
attain it and the other half."'
"You need say not more. The er
rand Is enough to Interest me be
cause) now I shall have that fellow
Blake w here I have longed to And him.
He shall not ride with ua again. But
come," he added.
They found their way through the
darkening streets In the purlieus of
Gretzhoffen town. Under the leader-!
ship of the chieftain they threaded
street after street, alley after alley.'
until at length their party descended
into a steep guHy In a lesa Important
portion of the city. A faint light
showed through the chinks of a wall
which seemed to be the facing of a
bank, but which really concealed aome
sort of den within.
"Yonder, excellency," whispered
Landozl, "Is the place where they hole
up like rats in a sewer and tbey
have no more principles tbey are.
worthy of no more. Come, my men,
close In."
Ha pushed against the door round
which shone the gleams of light, and
hastened Into a aort of passageway.
Their entry attracted no attention for
the time.
Only two of the gang remained, tha
others having departed on one errand
or other of their own. When Kitty
and her companion looked through the
little window, which gave in upon the
recess under the bluff, they saw tit
ting close to the table two men
Blake, the renegade, and another of
hla band. The keen eye of Kitty de
tected Blake'a hand lying upon tha
table and near it the object which
she sought the missing coin!
"Quick," whispered Landoxl, and aa
he spoke he broke into the room.
Without hesitation he flung himself
upon Blake, and Kitty, wishing to be
of service, and finding no better
meanB, caught up an empty bottle
which stood near and dealt so Inter
esting a blow upon the head of the
remaining ruffian as to put him out of
the combat tor the time. An Instant
later she had caught from the table
the coveted coin.
"Let him go, Landozl quick!
Come! I have got It!" she exclaimed.
And an Instant later she waa in tha
passageway once more.
She had almost made her way out
Into the open, when in the temldark
ness Bhe felt a strong hand clutch at
her wrist heard a low laugh at her
"Roleau!" she cried aloud.
"No, not Roleau," said a voice ahe
knew well enough the voice of the
Count Frederick.
"So, you have It! Very well, cling
to it, then but don't drop it. To pre
vent that I will even hold your hand
In mine."
"You brute!" exclaimed Kitty, Bob
bing now in the inteuaity of her emo
tions "after all I have done to get
it and it la mine!"
"Why argue it, my dear young
lady?" exclaimed Count Frederick. "I
have told you I must have it. I regret
as much aa you that I must disturb
"Release me let me go!"
Panting, she looked up at him In tha
half light. What aha saw waa a face
grim and full of purpose a face which
it seemed to her she would alwaya
hate but In which at least there waa
no trace of any fear.
"Come," he said, and flung an arm
about her waist at he stepped toward
the open. "Let Roleau fend for 'him
self I am satisfied with what I have
An Instant later he halted. From
what sounds he heard at the rear, he
knew escape was cut off there. And
now crowding in at the entrance of
the main gallery in which they stood,
there came yet others of the thieves'
band, barring exit" there aa well.
Count Frederick, ahleldlng Kitty,
stood at bay. '
Count Frederick, Shielding Kitty,
Stood at Bay.
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