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BY BOOTH TARKiNGTON and HARRY LEON WILSON NOVELIZED FROM THE PLAY BY - W.B.MJFERGUSON KIRBY, J UpA r.' 'H ICOHTT!DD.l CHAPTER VIII. HE Journey to the Randall plantation, occupying a full day. marked an epoch In Eu gene Klrby's life a fact of which from Its Inception be was en tirely unconscious. Without a single exception It was tbe Brst time In fif teen years that be bud been received ! ou a rooting or equality -even inu- macy with that high type of woman hood to which bis blrtb entitled hliu and which hud been forfeited when ha bud yielded to tbe lure of tbe river and the wiles of evil companions. And, even though he did not forget that his present standing bad been won by grace of a girl's ready sympathy, tbe knowledge did not interfere with a thorough enjoyment and appreciation of tbe moment. Cnder the Impression that they were entertaining Colonel Moreau, benefac tor and champion of the Rundull fam ily. Miss Pleydell and Mme. Davezac yielded the more readily to Klrby's charm of manner, while the General, conscious that be was acting in some mysterious way ns the secret and trusty friend of his bulrbrendtb escape hero, bung ou the hitter's every word. Indeed, a more Imiircciiiihla II liflitnrA would have found their entertainer Ir resistible, for Klrby put forth every effort to please, his payment a laugh from Adele or u Hush In her pule cheek Nor were bis efforts prompted by ego Ism, any longing for self exploitation: rather. In fact, thy were spontaneous, a tribute to the goddess Fortune, which bad graciously associated him with a type of femininity which he hud long ed to meet and despaired of so doing. Thus, with Its four occupants In the bapptest frame of mind and on tbe best of terms, the roomy, close topped carriage. Its sleepy negro driver mo notonously clucking at the horses. Jog ged placidly over the sunlit roads, while Auatole Veuudry, riding gloom ily behind, winced whenever be beurd Adele'fl fl'PRh illwl nnra If an limnhl. It was an unwonted sound, and more than once he caught himself comment ing that it was as unwelcome. Meanwhile Klrby's good angel If a professional gambler may be permit ted to own one was in another direc tion looking after bis Interests with unabated zeal, postponing his exposure and consequently prolonging his in timacy wltb the Raudulls. It must be remembered that only Tom Randall and bis cousin Aaron bad met Colonel Moreau, and thus Klr by's exposure as an Impostor could only come from these t wo. Tbe hot beaded, vengeful boy wus still busy scouring .New Orleans for bis supposed enemy, aud thus bis presence at tbe planta tion would be Indefinitely postpoued until be bud either succeeded In track lug Kirby or bud abunduned all hope of so doing. On the other hand, however, Aaron, heeding bis cousin's wishes, bod ac companied Croup to tbe plantation, where he confidently expected to find Judge Pleydell, .tt bo bad preceded him thither; but, learning on bis arrival that the latter bud ridden over to bis plantation, Aaron immediately follow ed. It so happened, however, that Judge Pleydell, completing bis errand, bud returned to tbe Randulls aud, tak ing a short cut through a lane which connected the two estates, unwitting ly passed Aaron, who bad followed tbe highroad. Thus when Klrby aud the ladies eventually arrived tbe old judge, supported by a Jubilant crowd of ne gro field bands aud domestic servants. Professional Directory of Wallowa County o if THOS. M. DUX ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Office In Lltch building. Room X 107. Enterprise, Oregon. ; I i 1 DANIEL BOYD X ATTORNEY-AT-LAW f I Practice In all State Courts and t Interior Department. Careful at- X f tentlon to aU business. . V 44&4WvV P. W. SHEAHAN LAWYER - ENTERPRISE Practice In State and Federal Courts and Interior Department. J. A. BURLEIGH f ATTORNEY-AT-LAW I Office t,i Lltch Building. Enterprise, Oregon.' &HWrt?Wwrt Was (be only one to welcome them. Standing on tbe steps of tbe wide veranda while she swung her bonnet by Its strings. Adele, smiling and Bush. Ing by turns, boldly introduced the pseudo Moreau to her family's old friend. "Colonel Moreau, this Is Indeed a hnppy and propitious occasion." warm ly responded tbe Judge, while be shook Klrby by the band. "And never in my iif ha i .-, a u j r OnmA tin allamtlnn t.. I the health and snlrifs nt ha t... . " mistress of this plantation. What la tbe magic secret to account for so great a change since last evening?" "Ah, it was the ride!" demurely sug gested bis daughter, glancing from Adele to Kirby. "The ride!" echoed Mme. Davezac. "Muls non. It was that charming Colonel Moreau. I think be brings the sunshine we have been waiting for so long." While" the others, with the exception of the moody and despoudent M. Veaq dry, entered the bouse. Adele. offering the excuse that she wished to see ber roses aguln, sought flower basket and scissors and, accompanied by tbe In domitable Klrby, repaired to the gar den. Anatole watching tbem with broody, longing eyes. Presently be became aware that an other was as Interested as himself, aud. turning, he found Croup at bis elbow. Tbe old serving man contin ued for some time to slleutly scan Klrby's retreating figure. . "Who you say were dat genaman's nuuie, Murse Anatole?" be at length inquired. "Colouel Moreau." abstractedly re plied M. Veaudry. "Yes. seb. Yes. seh," acknowledged Croup. "Dat's de name what be done give. Yes. seh." But be was far from satisfied and, still shaking bis bead and mumbling to himself, returned In doors. Certainly neither Klrby nor Croup quondam servant and youthful master bud the rt motes t Idea that, after a sepurution of so many years, they bad finally met. Meanwhile Aaron Randall had re turned from bis abortive mission only to leurn that tbe elusive Judge Jley dell bad again left, this time to ride over to tbe steamboat landing for ex pected letters. But Adele's elderly cous in was too excited to longer trouble himself concerning tbe Judge's erratic movements, for be bud learned that Colonel Moreuu bad, after all, accom panied tbe Indies ud was at that very moment wltb Adele In the garden. "Why, then," be exclaimed to M. Veaudry, who bad been bis iuformant, this can meuu only one thing Cameo Klrby Is deud!" Aud he tersely relat ed tbe meeting at tbe oaks even down to tbe detail of Moreau taking tbe late John Randall's pistol. "Tom secretly followed the colonel." be Mulshed, "and It's devilish strunge be didn't return with him. I dou't understand it." But M. Veaudry was only thinking of this added advantage which bis rival bad gained in tbe eyes of Adele. "Ah, be bus one more privilege I have to envy him!" be exclaimed. "I see be Is a gentleman and does not boast. Also It la that be would not wish the ladles to know. 1 shall seek opportunity to congratulate him when he is not in thist presence. I should not think it honor of me to be slow with my felicitations Ah, I stuU do it now." Be turned as Klrby emerged from the eii'den. Adele having halted Sums distance down tbe path. Jon, I.... I. W Doors and windows and all kinds of builders hardware at Keltaer's. S. C. Himelwright, of The Park and C. L. Puderbaugh, of Fruita, were in town Friday. Mr. Himelwright will be a candidate for county commissioner at the coming election. Miss Mella White, of Portland, came Wednesday to visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. White. Miss White is a teacher in the Portland schools She is a niece of Mr. White. Mrs. Martin Larsen has returned from Hot Lake where she underwent a surgical operation. She stopped off at Elgin a few days on tbe return jour ney. A very enjoyable evening " waa spent last Saturday, August 6, at the home of MIsa Ruby Fosner in honor of her 14th birthday. Those present were Murriel and. Herbert ChenqweLh, Charley Lltch, Wayne Wagner, Asa Hulse, Aubrey Haney, Ronald Wagner, Zora Combes, Grace Chenoweth, Ethel MoKlnney, Anna Emmons, Zola Wright, Cecil Stubble field, Carrie Falconer, Lela Pace, Ruby Fosner, The evening was spent In playing games, after which refreshments were served. Many beautiful preaenta were received. twic. wtiu uow, "oi toe great privi lege you have bad today. We know by tbe pleasure to see yoa alive that there la one great scouudrei which is not." "Who's thatr asked Klrby. lighting a cheroot "1 offer you congratulation." pur sued tbe young creole formally and rather stiffly, "that you have earn tbe gratitude of all good people." "What forr Because you bare tbe honor to kill ln Ultneo Klrby.' The other with perfect composure gravely eyed his cheroot, while he suc cessfully concealed all evidence of any other feeling. "Well." be said courteously, "1 al ways hoped that nobody but myself would kill that fellow. I suppose many have wished to, but they didn't have my luck." "But most I congratulate you, M. le Colonel," finished Anatole. bis voice tremulous with emotion, "is that you have earn so much gratitude here." maklpg an eloquent gesture toward tbe house. This time Kirby could" not conceal his astonishment. "And why should that have earned me so much gratitude here?" he asked bluntly, Imitating tbe other's gesture. Before M. Veaudry could reply Adele had joined the group. "Anatole baa presented you to tbe colonel?" she Inquired, turning to ber cousin. Then, heedless of bis evident amazement, she gayly continued, turn ing to Klrby: "This Is our good cousin Aaron. Aaron, you will be glad to know that this gentleman is Colonel Moreau. 1 buve tbe honor to present you." "Colonel Moreau!" gasped Aaron, aghast. "Why why 1 met Colonel Moreau this morning!" Adele started and paled as, too late, she fully realized tbe truth. But Klr by remained the same courteous, ami able and care free gentleman of the carriage, while be eyed Aaron steadi ly. "Does it seem to you that 1 have changed since we last met?" he bland ly Inquired. "Perhaps you would hardly know me for tbe same man? In fact, if Miss Adele hadn't told you that I am Colonel Moreau you would not have believed it? But you take her word for it. don't you?" After a long, tense silence tbe bewil dered Aaron gravely Inclined bis bead, saving, "Yes, I take ber word." "Ah, I thought so," gently comment ed Klrby, and, bowing, be joined Miss Pleydell and tbe General in tbe gar den. "Cousin Aaron," said Adele earnest ly, "I did Introduce that gentleman as Colonel Moreau. I know Just what I am doing. I ask you to trust me until Tom comes, because I ought to tell him first. Will you do It?" And. again. Aaron, after a momentary strug gle, assented. When the girl bad rejoined Klrby In the garden, M. Veaudry, who had been an Interested spectator of tbe little tableau, exchanged with bis compan ion a significant glance of grave sus picion. "He mus' have changed quickly, this colonel, since you saw him this morn ing," he commented dryly. "1 think But who Is this gentleman?" turning to confront Lark In Bunce, who, mop ping bis Inflamed face with a dusty sleeve, hud thrown himself from bis weary horse and boldly entered the gate. In fact, be bad ridden at a breakneck pace all tbe way from New Orleans. "Your servant, sir." he greeted, bow- W. C. KETCHUM DENTIST' - ENTERPRISE Office In Li'xh Building. Room 2 121. Home Independent Phone, t C. T. HOCKETT. M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office In Lltch building. Room I 115. Home Ind. Phone in office! ana resuoence. 2 . DR. C. A. AULT physician and surgeon ' v ' Office In Bank Building. X Home phone both office and, J residence. J X CHARLES THOMAS LAWYER - ENTERPRISE, ORE. ; ; Practice In State and Federal ; Courts and Int. Dept. Abstract!) Bldg., opposite court house. ', Ing to Aaron. Tm lookln for tbe gentleman who come here in tbe car riage wltb the ladles." "Ah." exclaimed Mr. Randall, close ly scanning the other, "you're the geu- HIM.- "BECAUSE TOD HAVK THIS HONOR TO KILL THAT CAM BO B.IKRY." tleman who came to see Colonel Mo reau this morning. Do' you wish to see him uow?" Bunce started violently, turning as pale as bis overheated conditiou per mitted. "Good God, no!" be exclaim ed. "But It was Colonel Moreau who accompanied tbe Indies." explained Aaron. "And, sir, bere he Is now." The old gambler turned wltb a sub dued exclamation of alarm, as If fully expecting to see the ghost of the late lamented Moreuu. But Instead bis startled eyes met those of bis partner, who, bumming softly to himself, was calmly approucblng. a white camellia In bis baud. 'Come, cheer up, Mr. Bunce. I hope I see you well." greeted Klrby. Then, politely turning to Aaron, be added: "Mr. Bunce is confused. Ills long rldu In the beut bus bwiti too much fur blin. Mr. Bunce is my-secretary, lie looks robust, but is. in fact, very delicute. Might 1 so far trespass upon your hos pitality as to beg u cooling draft for him?" Aaron bowed gravely and. accompa nled by M. Veaudry, retired Indoors Tbey bad hardly left when Hume's long repressed emotion overcame him. "A coolin' draft." he echoed, with violent scorn. "I want a drink, and let It be strong, friend. I always knowed you was a fool. Gene Klr by. hut I never knowed It whs us bud as this. All the uumes In the "IT AS TBI A NOEL OF OIIAMCK WUO OAVC Mg TUU KAMK." world to pick from, and you chose the name of Jack Moreuu! Why, dog my catsl" "Chance, Larkln, chance," returned Klrby, quite unmoved. "It was the angel of chance who gave me tbe Dame." "Angels?'?!' Angels?" caught up the other, his voice falut wltb the violence of his surcasm. "Darned If I uiu't lost my beaiiu'. I'll be dogged If I ain't delirious. Skin me if it dou't seem like I'm settin' out in a garden aud beasai' Gene Kirby talkln' about angels. It sounded Jest like bis voice. 'Angels he says. Him Cameo Kirby! Poor old Gene Kirby! Why. you mush brained cbucklebead." be finished an grily, "don't you know that Tom Ran dall's been raisin' b- all over Noo Or leans, try In' to ruu you down?" "Well, what of It?" - Bunce, making a gesture eloquent of despair, feebly sought the garden seut and mopped bis inflamed face anew. "He asks me what or that," he wailed to the surrounding scenery. "You pore, wanderin' lunatic! ' You know blame well that of all p luces ou earth this is tbe last you should buve tum bled into. Now," with sudden energy and decision, "git rcadv to eit out- quick! My boss In deud beut, but git 1 your angel to loan you one aud slope . for the river. I'U catch you up at jxl' hi mm Natchex." But Kirby calmly refused tbe prof fered riding whip. "What's all the reason 1 shouldn't stay here?" he demanded. "Why should I expect dauger from these people Mme. Davezac, a Miss Pley dell and ber father, a creole named Veaudry and a Miss Adele" "Miss Adele who?" bellowed Bunce. "I don't know. That's all I've beard them call ber." Here the fates again intervened In tbe name of procrastination, for before Bunce could Inform his partner that he was the gus of tbe family which, thanks to the efforts of Colonel Mo reau. wan bis sworu enemy tbe ladle eutered. aud to tbe fleshy gambler's Infinite disgust, anger and misery be wus again promptly Introduced by Klr by as "my secretary." Moreover, de spite bis utmost efforts be eventually found himself pledged to remain the nlgbt. "But I dursn'i do It. ma'am," be bad expostulated to tbe smiling and In domitable Mme. Davezac. "Me and Klrby 1 meun me and Colonel Mo reau got to git light out of here. There's some mighty pressln' business wait In' for us 'specially for him, ma'ain." "Ah. but you will make pos'ponethat business." she returned. "I've al ready bad your horse taken to tbe sta bles. Colouel Moreau, be says be will do us tbe honor to dine wltb us aud remain tbe nlgbt. and that decides It. You are his friend and secretar' So I shall see you at dinner, M. Bunce. Croup, the gentleman's room." And I.arkln. making sn uncouth bow. swallowed bis curses and followed tbe old servant Passing Klrby. be breath- ed scornfully, "If I was some people I'd find out more about other people." Alone with Adele. Klrby leaned against tbe old sundial and attentively watched her deftly arrange lu tbe bas ket her freshly gathered bunch of flowers. "Your friend evldcn'ly thinks you are not safe bere," she said at length. "Hut you won't go? I I know you ure sufe bere." "I doubt It," be calmly Interrupted. "Why?" shnrply, looking up wltb startled, wounded eyes. "Because you are giving me a longer i time to remember your kindness thao ' I expected, uud I'm afraid I'm flndlug ; that that Isn't tbe safest thlug In tbe world for uie." J "Great dunger In that, sir?" she gay ly asked. He Joined In ber laugh, but his eyes were half serious. "People who play wltb flre" "Ah. but 1 don't believe you are coward, sir. Of whul was your friend afraid?" "Well, mainly be seemed disturbed because I didn't know your name." smiled Klrby. "But you do." "Purdou. I don't. This Is tbe first time I've been alone with yon since we started. I've only beurd you called 'Miss Adele.' I dou't even know whose plantation Ibis is." "Neither do we." she added sadly. "I I want to show you something." And. as If yielding to a sudden Im pulse, she unfastened from about ber neck a Jeweled miniature and banded It to her companion. Klrby Instantly recognized It as a IHirtnilt of the late John Randall, and In a breuib tbe full significance of Hume's observations came to btm. Auiazcd. he looked from tbe miniature to Adele, then to the bouse aud buck agulu to ber. Observing his emotion, she whispered, "You knew my fa ther?" "I met hlm-once." replied Klrby, taking a deep breutb. "1 was proud of him," sbe continued steadily, refusteulng the miniature about her neck, "and I am not the less proud of hliu now. You bave beard how be died? Then you uuderstaud why we do tiot know whose plantation this is; that we bold It at the mercy of-Cameo Klrby." Sbe dragged forth the name wltb an accent aud gesture of uuspeakable four aud loathing. "Your brother took Moreau's word for wbut huppeoed that nlgbt, didn't lie?" asked Kirby steadily. "Certainly. Had not Colonel Moreau shown himself my father's friend?" she returned. "It seems to me that Moreau's word has gone for a good deal with your family." he commented, wltb veiled bitterness "Aud why not? Do we need any one's word upon a notorious sd ven turer who lives by gambling." sbe asked, wltb some asperity, "any one's word upon a creature wbo preyed upon tbe weakness of a good man like my father?" "But bas It ever occurred to you," be returned quietly, "that possibly this Klrby might never Intend to claim the plantation" "No! " No!" sbe Interrupted vehe mently, shaking ber bead. "He Is too infamous. But 1 don't want to think of him toduy. A change has come over me. and and somehow tbe world is a different place" Sbe stopped and then, with Hushed cheeks and hur ried breath, added: "1 feel as If 1 bad been living a long time In tbe shad- ows ehajows full oT darkness and ngly thoughts. Rut It bas lifted today somehow. What is It?" 8he turned, asking the question with wondering eyes, ber face traustlgured. "TOO KMW ttj FATHUr And as If tbe heavens, bearing out her statement, offered a slgu which pre saged future peace and bappluess, a surcease from all trlbulutlon aud suf fering, the final and complete oblitera tion of tbe shadows of tbe past, the homing sun. peeping from over the dis tant house, bestowed Its last caress upon Adele Randall, transforming ber i n)b,r dress Into one of gayety aud splendor. True to M. Venudry's propli- ecy. It appeured as If ber long affected mourning was to be at leugth discard ed; but, contrary to that gentleman's long cherished hopes, bis was not tbe personality to Induce the metamor phosis. (To be continued.) C. O. KNODELL'8 MOTHER PA88E8 AWAY 8UDDENLY C. O. Knodell has received the sad news of the sudden death of his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Knodell, of Albion, 111., passed away at the home of her son, Henry Kuodajl, In Chicago, July 28. Mrs, Knodell had eaten supper and had gone out on. tbe porch when the family heard the door hell ring. Answering the call sbe waa found sitting lit a chair by tbe door dead. She had evidently felt tbe stroke coming and had rung the belJ to summon, help. Five chil dren, survive her. Deceased had long beea a resident of Albion and her sudden dealh la mourned by a host of friends In her home town. STRUCK BY FALLING TREE AND KILLED Join Williams, a sawmill man of Wallowa, was klllol Tuesday while cuttl ig down tre" for saw logs He was struck by & limb from a dead it which was s'.ruck by the tree he was felling. Mr. Williams was one of the firm of McLaughlin & Williams who operate a saw mill on Tear creek near Wallowa. He was about 46 year old and leaves a wife and four children. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hinshaw, who had been visiting their relatives, Mrs. R. W. Bloom and family, left Tuesday, for their home at Union, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Jordan brought their, little daughter Emily home from La Grande Thursday. Tbe lit tle patient Is Improving slowly. Miss A. R. Merryman, of Denver, Is a truest of her brother, County Sur veyor H. E. Merryman and family. Miss Merryman has been a teacher in the public schools of Denver for a number of years, Mra W T V..1. J J V. ... y , v, j-uiik aim uaugnter miss Margaret, of Oakland, Calif., conclud ed a delightful visit with relatives and friends in Wallowa county Friday momim?. They will visit a few days in Portland before continuing their journey home. Mr. Funk will remain here until Suuday. REOPENED The iXed Front Blacksmith Shop by the reliable blacksmiths W. P. Hsmbleton A Son Machine Repairing " ' Ilorseshoing Same old stand Enterprise Oregon .