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FROM MISSISSIPPI By THOMAS A. WISE Novelized From the Play by Frederick R. Toombs COPYRIGHT. 1909. BY THOMAS A. WISE CHAPTER XXVI. THE BATTLES OF WASHINGTON. AT twenty minutes after 12 Sena tor Laugdon and Secretary Haines were still undisturbed L by any move on the part of Feabody and Stevens, who maintained a silence that to Haines was distinctly ominous. His experience at the cnpi tol had taught him that when the sen ate machine was quiet it was time for some one to get out from under. Miss Williams, the naval commit tee's stenographer, entered. "Senator Laugdon," she said, "Sena tor Penbody and Senator Stevens are In committee room 6, and tbey told me to tell you that they'd be I can't say it. Please, sir, I"- "D d," inter polated Langdon, laughing. "Yes, sir, that's it. They'll be that if they come in here, at 12:30. You must come to them, they say," Q 7 "Tell the gen- tlemen I'm sitting "ToUUvouthatthctfd tere wlth my hat . on the back of my head smoking a good see-gar with nails -driven through both shoes into . t n a i i il. . .u. i .. i . it lue uuur aim iuu&ui ni me uivn:. ' At 12:25 Senator Stevens entered. , "L-came to warn you, Langdon," he said, "that Senator Peabody's patience Is nearly exhausted. You must come tt aoA lilm fit nnna If vnn nnnpt tliA south to get a naval, base at Altacoolii or anywhere else. If you do not agree to take his advice this naval bill and any other that you are interested in now or in future will be trampled un derfoot in the senate. Mississippi will have no use for a senator who cannot produce results In Washington,- and that will prove the bitterest lesson you have ever learned." "I'm wnlttno- for Panbodv here. Ste vens." v "Oh, ridiculous! Of course he's not coming. Why, Langdon, he's the king of the senate. He has the biggest men of the country at bis call. He's" ; "He's got one. minute left," -observed Langdon, looking at the clock, "but be'll come. I trust Feabody more than the best clock made at a time like this when" The figure of the senior senator from Pennsylvania appeared in the door way. : . "Good day, Senator' Langdon," he ' remarked Icily. . ".Same to you. - Have, a see-gar, sena tor," said Langdon; He turned and vrlnked significantly at Haines. v The three senators seated themselves. v. A suppose jui: wuuiuu i uuubuiui .yourself so Important, Langdon, if you knew that we now find we can get an other member of the naval affairs com- . mlttee over to our side for Altocoola," began Peabody. ,. "That gives us a nia- tnrltv et thA nnmrntttPA without vniir vote." "That wouldn't prevent me from ' making a ' minority report for Gulf City and explaining why I made that report, would It?" - the Mlssisslpplan asked blandly. Peabody and Stevens both knew that it wouldn't Stevens exchanged glances with -"the boss of the senate" . and in low voice began making to Langdon a proposition to which Peabody's assent , bad been gained. ' Langdon we ' would like to ' be alone." and he nodded toward Haines. "Sorry can't oblige, senator," Lang don replied. "Bud and I together make up the senator from Mississippi" , "All right. What I want to say is this: The president is . appointing a commission to investigate the condi tion of the unemployed. The members are to go to Europe, five or six coun tries, and look into conditions there, leisurely, of course, so as to formulate r plero of legislation that will solve the existing problems in this country. A most generous expense account will be allowed bv the Kovernment. A mem ber can take his family. A son, for in stance, could act as financial secre- New and Elegant Furniture Queensware Glassware 7 - . AT - ' Homier i Taylor's JOSEPH, OREGON Same low prices that save money tor every customer and accounts for oar rapidly Increasing' trade. car.v ultuer uucnu yn j. "I've heard of that commission," said Langdon. "Well, Senator Peabody has the naming of two senators who will go on that commission, and I suggested that your character and ability would make you" "Good glory," exclaimed Langdon, "you mean that my character and abil ity would make me something or oth er if I kept my mouth shut In the sen ate this afternoon I Stevens, I've been surprised so many times since I came to the capital that it doesn't affect me any more. I'm just amused at your offer or Senator Peabody's. "I want to tell you two senators that there's only one thing that I want in Washington and you haven't of fered it to me yet When you do I'll do business with you." "What's that? Speak out, man!" said reabody quickly. 'A square deal for the people of the United States." Good Lord!" exclaimed ,. "the boss i me seouie." " ls Wis vvasnmgtou or is it heaven !" "It Is not heaven, senator," put In Haines. . - "Man alive," cried Peabody, "I've been in Washington so long that" "So long you've forgotten that the American people really exist" retorted Langdon. "and there are more like you In the senate, all because the voters lave no chance to choose their own leuators. The public in most states has to take the kind 'of a senator that th legislature, made up mostly of politicians, feels like -making them take. You, Peabody, wouldn't be in the senate today if the voters bad any thing to say about It," The Pennsylvania!! shrugged bis shoulders. . - -"And now I'll tell yon honorable sen ators," went on Langdori, thoroughly aroused, "something to surprise you. I have discovered that you were not working for yourselves alone in the Altacoola deal, but that you Intend to turn your land over to the Standard Steel company nt a big profit as soon ns JliIs naval base bill Is passed. Then that company will squeeze the govern ment for the best part of the hundred millions that are to be spent." The senator sank back in his chair and gazed at his two opponents. Those two statesmen jumped to their feet-'. "Come, Stevens, let him do what be will. . We cannot stay here to be in suited by the ravings of a madman," cried the Pennsylvanlan. But be brought bis associate to a standstill midway to the door. "By the way, Langdon, what la It you are going to do in the senate this afternoon?" be asked. "You said you were going to make us honest against our will. You know you can't do anything." Bud Haines turned bis face toward the speaker and grinned broadly, to the senator's Intense discomfort. "I'll do more than that," announced Langdon, rising, and pounding a fist into his open band. "I'll make you and Stevens more popular than you ever were In your lives before." "Bah!" shouted Peabody. "I'll do even more yet. I'm going to make you generous patriots. And, I regret to say, I'll give you the chance to make the hits of your careers." The polished hypocrites looked at blm, too astonished to move. "How? What?" they gasped. Swept on by his own enthusiasm and the force of his own courageous honesty, the voice of the southerner rose to oratorical height "This afternoon," he exclaimed, "when, the naval base committee makes its report I will rise in my place and declare that for once In the history of the senate men have been found who place the interests of the government they serve above any chance of pecuniary reward. These men are the members of the naval base committee. "With this Idea in view, realizing tbnt dishonest men would try to make money out of the government, these members of the naval base committee, after they settled on Altacoola, went out quietly and secured control of all the land that will be needed for the Duval base, and these men secured this at a very nominal figure. . Now they are ready to turn over their land to the government at exactly what they paid for it without a cent of profit. "Then , they're going to sit up over there in that senate. They're going to realize that a new kind of politics ham arrived in WashJnirtoE t Und In tense Colicky Pains Relieved. '-r some years I suffered from Intense colicky pains which would come on at time and from which I could find no relief," says I. S. Ma son, of Beaver Dam. Ky. "Cham berlaln's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy was recommended to me by a friend. After taking a few doses of the remedy I was entirely reliev ed. That was four years ago and there has been no return of the symptoms since that time." This remedy is- for sale by Burnaugh A Mayfield. . - that 1 aud lots or otners always thought there was her;;. "And, gentlemen" lie advanced on his colleagues triumphantly "when i. Senator Langdou of Mississippi, your creation in politics, have finished that speech I dare one of you to get up and deny a word!" "The boss of the seuate" and his sat ellite were dumfounded. Firmly be lieving that Langdon could find no way to pass the bill for Altacoola and yet spoil tbelr crooked scheme, they were totally unprepared for any such de- "I dare one of you to r,ei up and deny a word i" ' uouemppt. To think that a simple, old fashioned planter from " the cotton fields of MlHSlsslppI could originate such a plan to outwit the two ablest political tricksters In the senate! Langdon eyed bis colleagues tri umphantly. Peabody, however, was thinking quickly. He was uever beateu until the last vote was counted on a roll call. He knew that, uo mutter bow ap parently insurmountable an opposition was, a way to overcome it might often be found by the .man who exercises strong self control and a trained brain. this corrupt victor In scores of bitter political engagements on the battlefield of Washington was now In his most dangerous mood. He would tnnrslisil nil his forces. The man to defeat lit m now must defeat the entire senate ma chine and the allies It could gain In an emergency; he, must overt-due tlio power of Standard Steel; be must fight the resourceful brain of the masterful Peabody himself. Peabody whispered to Stevens, "We must pretend to be beaten." . Then the Pennsylvanlan advanced. smiling, to Langdon and held out hU hand. "Senator Langdon," be said, "I'm beaten. You've beaten the leader of the senate, somethlug difficult to Ite- "Senator Langdon.J'm beaten." lleve. What's more, you've given me the chance of a lifetime to become known as a public benefactor. As soon as you've finished your speech In the senate I will get up and inuke another one to second yours. Here's my hniul Anything you may ever want out of Peabody In the future shall be your for the asking." Langdon refused to grasp the prof fered hand. Senator Stevens made a show of pro testing against bis superior's seemlui; surrender. "But" he objected, "look here" Peabody turned upon him Instantly. ."Oh, shut up, Stevens; don't be a fooL Come on In. The water's fine.' The pair of schemers, with Norton a their 1mm 1 Imrt-lwi mwmv Professional Ditectory of Wallowa County I THOS. M. DILL I l ATTORNEY-AT-LAW - ! 1 Office first door south of New J. J Fraternal Bldg, Enterprise, Ore. I BURLEIGH & BOYD f I ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW Practice In all State Courts and ' Interior Department. Careful at- 2 jj tentiou to all business. D. W. SHEAHAN LAWYER ENTERPRISE Practice in State and Federal Courts and Interior Department. The reimsylvanlan drew Stevens Into committee room 0 und, ordering the stenographer to leave, drew up chairs where both could sit, facing the door. "We've thrown dust in that old gan der's eyes," whispered Peabody. "It's now ten after 1. He Is to be recog-, nlz(d rn make Ills sree.-h nt 3:30. That ' gives tia two hours und twenty iniu- , utes" j "Yes, but for what?" asked Stevens , excitedly. "I've been trying myself to think of something. What will you do what can you do?" "The boss of the senate" smiled pat-: ronlxlngly on the senior senator from Mississippi, as though amused and scornful of bis . limitations ns a ! Rtrntnfvtut no n VI. tenacious fighter. Then his Jaw set bard, and bis brows contracted. "I Will not dofUJrfST'V nuythlug, I can- i0&- not do unythlng" s 7 1 he hesitated n ful) ten seconds "but Jake Steln- ert can". (Stevens' bauds Peabody eagerly clutched the re ceiver. twitched nervous ly. "And." continued Peabody, "I'm ex pecting a phone call from blm any mo ment 1 told bm this morning that be might be able to make 11,000 be fore night if '- The telephone bell at the desk In terrupted him. Teabody leaned over and engerly clutched the receiver. The senior, senator from Mississippi Jerked himself to bis feet He stood at a window, and looked out over the roof tops of the city. CHAPTER XXVII. MBS. BPANQLEH GIVES A LUNCHEON. WHEN Senators Peabody and Stevens had gone Lnngdon and Bud went over the situa tion together and concluded that their opponents had no means of defeating Lungdou's program that, after all, Peabody might really have meant his words of surrender. "But they might try foul play. Bet ter stay right here In the capltol the rest of the day," suggested Bud. . Laugdon scoffed at the Idea: Halites bustled away to get a few mouthfuls of lunch to fortify himself for a busy afternoon one that was go ing to be fnr busier than he imagined. The telephone bell rang at the sena tor's desk. It was Mrs. Spangler's voice that spoke. "Senator Langdon," she said, "Caro lina und Hope Georgia are here at my home for luncheon, and we all want you to Join us." "Sorry I cannot accept," answered the Mlssisslpplan, "but I am. .to make an importaut speech this afternoon" "Oh, yes. I know. The girls and I are coming to bear It But you have two hours' time, and If you come we can all go over to the seuate together. Now, senator, humor us a little. Don't disappoint the girls and me. We can all drive over to the cnpltol in my car riage." The planter hesitated, then replied, "All right; I'll be over, but it mustn't be a very long luncheon." "Gone to eat: back by 3 o'clock," he scratched quickly on a pad on the sec retary's desk and departed. Mrs. Spangler's luncheons wern equally as popular in Washington as Senator Langdon's dinners. The Mls sisslpplan aud his daughters enjoyed the delicacies spread lavishly before them. Time passed quickly. The old plunt er enjoyed seeing his daughters have so happy a time, and be was not Insen sible to the charm of bis hostess' con versation, for Mrs. Spanglur had studied carefully the art of Ingratiat ing herself with her truest. Suddenly realizing that he had proba bly reached the lluilt of the time be S. K.Clark Plunk & Steam Filler Full line of plumbing material. Satisfaction Guaranteed Shop at Keltner's Hardware Store Leave Orders, a The Supreme court has denied James A. Finch, the Portland lawyer, a new trial and he must hang for the murder of Attoney Ralph B. Fisher. Doa't fall to hoar the "Band Con cert" given by Burk's Big Uncle Tom's Cabin Co. They feature a number of sollsts and will certainly render a musical treat on the princi pal streets of our city, during the. day of their exhibition here at Enter prise, August 17. Sergeant Arthur Todd, U. S. M. C, testified Tuesday that Lieutenant Sutton was shot. A . 3 'I' 1111111 M T PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office upstairs in Bank Build lng. Ind. Home phone In office and residence. couid spare, the senator drew out his watch. "What a stunning fob you wear," quickly spoke Mrs. Spongier, reaching out her hand aud taking the watch from her guest's hands as the case snapped open. "Oh, that's Carolina's doings," laugh ed Langdon. "She said the old gold chain that my grandfather left me was" "Why, how lovely," murmured Mrs. Spangler, glauclug at the watch. "We have plenty of time yet. Won't have to hurry. Your time is the same as mine," she added, nod ding her bead to ward a French re u n a 1 usance clock on the black marble mantel. As the hostess did this she deft ly turned back the hands of the senator's watch thirty-five m I n- Dcft) turned bark utes. the Uundu of tne "Do you care ncnator'ii uatch. 0 ginoke, sena tor," Mrs, Spnugler asked us her guests concluded their repast, "If the young ladles do uot object?" Langdon inclined his head gratefully and laughed, "They wouldn't be southern girls, 1 reckon, If they didn't want to see a man have everything to make blm happy er, I beg pardou, Mrs. Spangler, I mean, comfortable. Nobody that's your guest could be unhappy." The hostess beamed on the chival rous southerner. Langdon drew forth a thick black porfecto nnd settled bBck luxuriously In bis chair, after another glance at Mrs. Spangler's clock. He was ab sorbed In a mental resume of bis forth coming speech and did not bear the next words of the woman, addressed pointedly to IiIh daughters. "Do you know, really, why this lunch eon was given today?" she queried. Then she continued before Carolina nnd Hopo Georgia could formulate re ply. "Because your father and I wanted to take this opportunity to announce to you our engagement." The speaker smiled her sweetest smile. 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