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JirCVJ BY BOOTH TAPSNCTON andHAHRY LEON WILSON NOVELIZED FROM TME PIAYYW.B.M.FESGUSON (COXTINUBD. CnAPTER I1L TTOLONEL JACQUES OAS. I PARD DESCHAMPS MO- ifeygJl title, doing all things thor oughly, as befitted one of bis honorable cbaructer, was not satisfied with, as he thought, disposing of KIrby's physical existence, but considered It bis pleas urable duty to effectually ruin what ever little reputation had survived dur ing the other's downward career. Klrby. presumably fatally wounded, had been carried ashore by Ounce at the nest landing, and. In those days shooting and stabbing affrays euiuuat lng from card games being only too common, but little attention bad beeu paid to the affair. Cameo Klrby was notorious the length of the river, and such an abrupt and tragic termination of bis career had not only been fre quently and cheerfully predicted, but was, moreover, expected of all sucb members as graced bis questionable profession. . Indeed, for. them a sober and respectable death would have been considered bad form. Among the gam bling profession there existed a certain code, whicb in a manner served to link those at the top. who, like Klrby and Bunce, wooed fortune honestly, to the Moreau type, gracing and disgracing the lowest rung In the gamblers' social ladder. This code. If so It may be termed, wus an understanding to the effect that - In no Instance, however great the provocation, should the law be Invoked. Wrongs, fancied or au thentic, were to be redressed solely by the bearers thereof, the Joint oiQce of Judge and executioner being vested In each separate and dlstluct Individual. In view of this accepted understand ing, Larkln , Bunce bad accordingly made no mention-of the fact that a probable murder bad been committed, and. the passengers and steamship offi cials dismissing It as a gamblers' quar rel,, which wns none of tbelr affair, no stigma or notoriety was attached to the good Colonel Moreau. who, clalmlug to be an old and valued friend of Mr. Randall, bad gone to the letter's state room and brazenly assumed charge of the body. Uunce's laconic statement was too pitifully true, for tbe old plant er bad effectually ended his life. Again referring to Colonel Moreau's happy fuculty of doing all things well, It was quite characteristic that to com plete his reveuge agalust Cameo Klrby, be now did not hesitate to assume charge of Mr. Randall's body, did not hesitate to meet tbe son of the man for whose deutb be had been directly f nd shamefully responsible, for young Tom Randall bud ridden over to the riaquemtun landing In order to greet bis father, while over at the old home stead all was bustle and excitement In honor of the master's homecoming. Anxiously .Tom Randall waited to see tbe Jovial and well known figure of his father march down the gang plank, waited to catcb a glimpse of the familiar and weather beateu green portmanteau which the planter always carried. Tbe moments passed. Other and numerous pussengers stepped ashore, to be eagerly welcomed and claimed by their own, but John Ran Aall was not among them: A curious tnd seemingly pregnant hush bad suc ceeded the landing of the freight, ar.d off somewhere in the darkness a child whimpered shrilly. The boy's uerves were set on edge. Perhaps bis father was having a. farewell talk with the captain and would come dualling out at tho last uiomeut with all his old dis regard for time and pluce. It was time the bell was cluuglug, the signal for bucking awuy, for by now the landing of -passengers and freight appeared to oo terminated. And still no John Ran fliilk The boy walked along the string- Professional Diectory of Wallowa County J THOS. M. DILL ; I' ATTORNEY-AT-UW ;:: i : ' " ' Office first door south of New ',' ; ; Fraternal BldgH Enterprise, Or. DANIEL BOYD ' .' ATTORNEY-AT-LAW 1 Practice In all State Courts and ' ' Interior Department Careful at-' J ( tentloa to all business, "' ' 4 D. W. 8HEAHAN LAWYER ENTERPRISE Practice In State and Federal Courts and Interior Department t ' If you want good feed for your team and good treatment coma to Whlta Front Daxn. 1 7btf V do dmt-olaM Jon work, piece until The Texas deck come Tup' tiore prominently Into view, the glow from the open windows of the port staterooms silhouetting the lean vls- nged pilot, absolute monarch of bis i bis sugar crop fob. ten thousand and realm, who now that an easy stretch bad tbe cash with blm, and he was of the river bad been entered loafed n mighty high spirits because be was about while his cub took tbe wheel. : on his way back home to see bis chil "Uello, on board the Shotwell!" , dren. Pob gentleman! As delicately shouted young Randall, looking up at I ua i cnD I must state that be was not the pilothouse. "Is t tin t you, Mr. Blx- quite himself, and by that. suh. 1 mean by? This Is Tom Randall. Do you I that be bad been imbibing a little 'too know If my father Is uu board? We ! freely. I don't have to tell yoh. suh,' were expecting him by your boat, sir." that there are certain characters on all For reply Mr. Blxby. usually uie . pattern of courtesy, offered a memo syllabic afliruiutive and turned from the window. But young Randall had no time to nurse bis quick resentment, for now. "THE SOOUNDBF.li HAS ALRKAPT PAID FOB , IT WITH UU UFB." at last, his father had come ashore, borne on tbe shoulders of two roust abouts, while the captain and officers stood with bared heads and thankfully left the unwelcome task of explaining tbe tragedy to the amluble aud willing Coloiiel Moreau. "My boy," said the latter, now Iny Ing u futherly hand on young Rau dall's heaving shoulder, "although I am a stranger to yoh. sub, I have ventured to ussume temporary control of this terrible affair, fob 1 am a southern geutlemnu, as was Mr. Ran dall, aud 1 feel bound to yob all by the ties of sympathy and country. I was a witness, suh', to the events which preceded and prompted this out ruge, and, although I am aware It is but pob satisfaction, still It is some thing to know that the scoundrel who was Instrumental In causing yob poll father's death has already paid fob It with bis life. My name, .suh. is Colonel Moreau. aud If I can be of any further service to yoh all in this, dark hour of tribulation pray com maud me. suh. As an old soldier 1 beg of yob to meet this calamity with the fobtltude of a Christian gentle man," with which admirable and pious adjuration the good colonel flourished his handkerchief and helped himself to a generous pinch of suuff. ' "I I thank you. Colonel Moreau, for all you have done," Bald young Ran dall stonily, looking on the huddled thing at bis feet "You you say you witnessed my father's death? "Not exactly, suh, foh be shot him self In bis stateroom. However hard to bear, I think yoh should know who aud what prompted bis death. Tbe scoundrel, suh. ' was tbe notorious Cameo Klrby, of whom, perhaps, yob have heard." Young Randall nodded dully, and Morenu, entering Into the spirit of tbe taje conUnuedi "I. fnhmed an, acqualnt- The Extremes. ' "Let's see, we sometimes call a man a Jotiuh, dou't we?" "Yes. wbeu he brings disaster." "That's (be fuuuy thing about It The original Jonah was a prophet while the modcru Jouub is a loss." Boston Truuscrlpt 7 J. A. BURLEIGH ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Office 1 Lltch Building. Enterprise, Oregon. i -Vlf4, t CHARLES THOMAS $ LAWYER ENTERPRISE, ORE. Practice In State and Federal Courts and tat, Dept Abstract Bldg, opposite court house. . Somethlug new Klrsn curtain rods and portlcr polea for the first time In Enterprise. Come la end see tka at F. 8, Ashlajfa, . . .. - w ance." sun. witn "yoU'poh" father 'when he came aboard at New Orleans. He confided to every one that be bad sold tbe big boats who keep a pretty sharp lookout fob geutlemen with money who are In the condition yob pob. father, sub. was In tonight, and I expect there was more than one river gambler on board who would have liked to get bis bands on Mr. Randall. But the one who got blm was the slickest and clev erest of the lot, the Cameo Klrby whom I have mentioned. This rascal, suh. Inveigled yoh pob father Into a private stateroom, plied him with mob liquor and won from him not only all his money and personal effects even Including a miniature of yob dead mother, sub but also a deed to his en tire plantation and all his slaves, every thing which be owned. I was too late to save Mr. Randall, but I knew Kirby by repute, and I was so screamingly outraged by the whole affair that 1 de uounced blm fob the )ow scoundrel he was. Thereupon he drew on me, but I was tbe quicker and shot blm down like a dog. They carried blm ashore. Mill, at the landing below this, and the river Is cleaner fob his death." "You have taken vengeance out of my bands." said young Randall Un steadily. "The coward and villain! For a stranger, sir, the attitude which fin have displayed toward my family has been most considerate, aud I will never forget It. The the hospitality of a house In mourning" "No, no, my boy," Interrupted Mo reau, again employing his fatherly baud. "I am sensible of the honor, but 1 couldn't think of It. This Is a time when yob all must wish to .be' alone, and business calls me north. 1 merely stepped ashore In yob iuterests as any gentleman would have done. There goes the bell, und 1 must run for It. Honored, sub, to have mnde yoh acquaintance, though of co'seI deeply deplore the necessity which oc casioned it. I will venture to 'pay my respects to yob family when 1 return south, and prny command me In any occasion yob may have. Yoh servant, suh." And with a magulHcent bow the colonel turned and raced for the gangplank, boarding the Shotwed with a leap that shamed bis fifty odd years. Meanwhile Cameo Klrby, a bullet through his right lung, wus making a desperate battle against death, fight ing for the life which he had consid ered little better than worthless. In bis efforts ho was materially assisted Dy the crude DUt faithful Bunce. his gambling partner, with whom be bad played up aud down tbe- Mississippi for years. For two weeks this coin bat raged, Klrby hovering between life and death, but at the end be emerged triumphant as, over tbe gaming table when tbe odds were as heavily against blm, be bud emerged from many a hotly contested couflict To those who judged KIrby's charac ter from the evil reports which gossip bad spread concerning blm and to oth ers Who, In tbelr righteous ignorance, considered all gamblers legitimate chil dren of the devil bis remarkable re covery would have beeu accepted mere ly as another proof that the evil one favors bis own, that tbe mills of the gods grind slowly, that Justice is blind aud that a scoundrel Is difficult to kill, together with many similar ancient and redoubtable maxims which Igno rance, and .self righteousness love to W. C. KETCHUM DENTIST - ENTERPRISE T Office Berlnnd Bu'ldlng. maepeuaeut t'nonu. .......... - . v lr''V'9VW C. T. HOCKETT. M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON ' rtfflliA linclnli-i In Tab D..IM T I t , . . i ... u, uiu. rioine puoue m oince and residence. '- i- DR, C. A. AULT PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON ' Office In Bank Building. Home) phono both residence. office and? " Oakes cartW a full Hne of Low Brothers' Paints, 108tf ' Phone. your lea cream and candy orders to Harvey's. Prompt delivery. distribute on every fitting occasion. Among possessors of the last men- tloned attribute Eugene Kirby was i regarded as a black sheep who, re- i llglously avoiding the whitewash brush, was deemed beyond redemp--i tion. for what man worthy of the ' name would have acted us had the last of the KIrbys? What if he had I been but fifteen when his father died a bankrupt? What if he had been left an orphan, a pauper, with no i tu rned I ate relative to care how.be acted? . Wasn't the heritage of uu ancieut and honorable name, the knowledge that nome of tbe oldest and best blood In all the south flowed in bis veins, enough to keep him straight? Most assuredly It was. There was abso lutely 'no excuse for his drifting In ; with wild aud dissolute companions, becoming a commou river gambler and rendering notorious aud obnoxious a name which had hitherto been the synonym for honor and integrity. Klrby had been kept In Ignorance of Mr. Randall's suicide, but when at length he became convalescent Lnr kln Bunce, barking back to the events of that memorable night. Informed him. and the invalid, on his part, re counted tho occurrences preceding Colonel Moreau's precipitation of the "honorable" combat. "The news of Mr. Randall's death Is a great shock," he added, greatly mov ed. "He was my father's friend.. Bunce, and when tbe devil played havoc with our affairs did all in his power to be of assistance. -. But for laiiiiii fflffiSVM v - Si lr "l'LIi BCAK8 DP A PRAYER OB TWO FOB JACK MOllKAU'S BOUU" my great pride I would have accepted his offer of guardian and, under bis supervision,. 1 hope, would have been a credit to the name instead of the disgrace 1 am." "Now. you quit these here postmor tems," remonstrated Bunce good na turedly, but firmly. "You don't call me a disgrace, do you? And ain't I your old side partner? Bosh, If you play the game straight I guess there's lots of worse ways of making a living than gambling. The sawbones said a lot of, rest was coming your way. so Just turn over on tbe other side and for get It" T'No, I can't,' Bunce. Don't you re alize the position In which 1 am placed by Mr. Ruudull's death? .1 hold a deed to bis eutlre plantation, and I must sign a release without deluy. , What if It should ever be thought that 1 en- tered the game In earnest, with the deliberate Intention of robbing Mr. Rahdall? You know my reputation," be added bitterly, "and how eusy It la for a dog to earn a bad name. Bring me pen and ink at once. Larkln. if you please, for I won't have a momenta peace until I sign that paper." Propped up on the pillows and sup ported by tbe still grumbling Bunce, he wrote tlje following: I hereby eurrendnr the absolute possee- lon of ell the property herein described to the child or children m John Kantian. ' KUUfc..M K1KUI. There!" he exclaimed. "Now 1 feel better, and there Is no chance of niy old neighbor's children being defraud rd out of their Inheritance." "You worry a heap more about them than yourself," observe Bunce, "and there's no call for It. F.ven If they knew, you had got this t deed you're reckoned as a dead man by everybody. I beard from one of tbe boys that Mo reau had skipped Jo Mexico, but you know bow the river calls, and he ll an swer sooner or later. When the fine old bucko does return don't be fool euongb to give him another chance at your back, for he's a painfully modest cuss and prefers to stay in the rear By rights he ought to get the same dose he gave you. and I'd do It for the asking." W. B. APPLEGATE. Notary Public. Collections made. Real Estate bought and sold and all business matters attended to. Call on or writ me, PARADISE, OREGON. 1 S' '," ) by "simply. "'ihe moment 1 learn flTai Moreau bus returned you may arrange meeting for us.1 You can leave tbe rest to me." Bunce nodded. VI guess there ain't any one who could get the better of yoti. Gene, face to face. 1 ain't much of a band at tbe gospel but I'll scare up a prayer or two for Jack Moreau's soul" (to be' coimNuiD.J Making Life Safer. Everywhere life is being mado more safe through the work- of Dr. King's New Life Pills in conatlpa tioiv, biliousness, dyspepsia, indiges tion, liver trouble, kidney diseases and bowel disorders. They're easy, but sure, and perfectly build up the tiealth. 25c at all druggists. t Respond to Blue Eyes. "F."ery little while physiologists come to the front will; ipm udvuutaire: ac cruing to people who have blue eyes," said the city salesman. "Well. I dis covered a point that they have never mentioned. A Jeweler told me. He is manager of the jewelry department of big store. I applied' to him for a situation for my wife's cousin. . r 'What's the color of her eyes? he ,'isked. . jt " ' ' - - . ;--- 'Brown.' I sold. " 'Bring ber down and I will take n took at her. be said, 'but I am afraid nbe won't do. I'eophj with a certain ;bude of blue eyes make tbe best jew elry salesmen. Many customers who ituy jewelry want some one to try It on so they can get the effect of tbe stones when worn. There Is something i bout deep blue eyes tbut brings out ibe best lights In most Jewels. Tuke notice and you will find that two- i birds of the jewelry sales uieu in New York have Times. blue eyes.'" New York Stingy Quean Bess. , Every one who ever -nd anything for tjueeu Itess seems to have beeu eft with a bud debt ou his books. So we find uu unfortunate John Couley writing to Sir Robert Cecil tbut for tbe lust two years be bud beeu suitor for 100 for "beeves for the army" and complaining tbut "unless some order be taken 1 shall be uudoue," Sir Ed ward Uautyngs. after spending bis life In serving the queen, bud to pawn bis wife's Jewels and beg ber majesty "to bestow something upon me in this my latter age." So badly was the- Beet that beat the armada provisioned that Francis Drake bad to seize at Plym outh ninety bags of rice, and the un fortunate owner, after ten ' years' wuiting, was refused payment, "rice being an extraordinary victual not al lowed for .the navy." Nor did common soldiers fare better. The chief anxie ty of all Elizabeth's ministers ought in ber view, to have been bow to save most money .'-London Telegraph. ; ' Eating For the Love of It Pawlow has given epicureanism In eating strong scientific support, and many of Horace Fletcher's ideas find' orthodox justification. Tbe first rule of I dietetic conduct, accordlug to Fletcher. , Is to eat only when one Is fcungry and I to eat only tbe things from which one I anticipates enjoyment He also teaches j that one must eat In . the way that ! gives tbe greatest sensual pleasure that Is. bv thorough chewlnir and tnst- Ing; also serenity of mind, pleasant surroundings at a meal, cougenlal friends. ' pleasurable conversation In fact, everything that adds to enjoyment aids digestion. Tu other words; .the process of digestion furnishes a beauti ful Illustration of tbe Influence of mind upon matter. Tbe Inspiring stimulus Is- not mechanical but psychic. Tbe preliminary-essential to tbe orderly as- slmllatlon of food Is tbe keen desire for It McClure's Magazine. - '' , A Paradoxical River. On tbe African' shore, near tbe gulf of Aden and connecting the lake of Assal with the main ocean, may be found one of tbe most wonderful riv ers In tbe world. V This curiosity does not flow to but from tbe ocean toward inland. .. The surface of Lake Assal Itself Is nearly 700 feet below the mean tide, and It Is' fed by this para doxical river, whicb Is about twenty two miles in length. It Is highly prob able that tbe whole basin which the lagoon partly Alls was once an 'arm of the sea whicb became separated therefrom by tbe dunlng of loose sand. Tbe lutlowlng river has a limited vol ume, being fullest of course, at high tide, aud has Oiled the basin to such an extent that evaporation and supply exactly balance each other. An Even Score. Is your objection "What to him. I pa pay "Why, the fellow can't make enough money ti. vnpiHirt yon," "But tiet.ak.-r can you.' . , No Ute For Theory. Wigwag It Is a pet theory of mlna that two ran live as cheaply aa one. Youngpop Hun! It's plain to be seen you were never the father of twin. rhiladslphla Record. . In a Maori Wooing House. Among the Maoris sometimes in tbe whare matoro (the wooing house), a building in whicb tbe youug of both sexes assembled for play, songs, dances, etc., there would be at stated times a meeting. Wbeti the Ores burn ed low a girl would stand up In tbe dark and 'say: "I love So-and-so. I want blm for my husband." If be coughed (sign of assent) or said "Yes" it was well; If only dead silence, sbe covered her bead with ber robe and was ashamed.. This was not often, as she generally bud ! managed to ascer tain either by her own inquiry or by sending h girl friend If tbe proposal was acceptable. On tbe other band, sometimes a mother would attend and say, "I want So-and-so tor my son." If not acceptable there was generally mocking, and she was told to let the young people have their bouse (tbe wooing bousei to themselves. Pepyt and th Comet. On Dec. 21. 11KH. Pepys. tbe diarist records. "My Lord Snudwlcb this day writes me word that be both seen at Portsmouth tbe comet and says It is tbe most extraordinary thing be ever saw. Again, three days later, ne writes. "Uavlug sat up all night till past 'i o'clock this morning, our porter, being appointed, comes and tells ua that tbe bellman tells blm that the star Is seen upou Tower bill, so I and my boy to Tower bill, it being a most tine bright moonshine nigbt and ' a great frost, but no comet to be seen." Later the same day. however. Pepys did see the comet "which now, wheth er worn away or no. 1 know not. ap pears not wltb a tall, but only is larger and duller tbau any other star." Westminster Uuzette. Education. What sculpture is to a block of mar ble education Is to a human soul. The philosopher, the snlut and tbe hero, the . wise, the good and tbe great man very often tie hid'uud concealed in a plebe ian, which a proper education might have disinterred and brought to light -Addison. ' ' ' ' Shakespeare's Handicap. ; Mrs. .Miiniiu.oreucy.Jmythe' And what were you reading when I came in. my dear? Shakespeare! Ab! What a wonderful man! 'And lo think that be wasn't exactly what one would call a geutleman!- London Punch.' - His Maternal Grandma. A devoted father after a day's ab sence was met by bis two little sons. ; "Have you been good boys?" Silence. . ; H Vft Vf til hoAfi trru( hnva V I "No. papa: I called grandma a bad ' word." said five-year-old. turning sea- let : -: j, I "Is it possible? What did you call, your grandma?" "1 called her a human being." ., The father, with a mighty effort maintained his gravity and closed the ' scene decorously. ' "1 must forgive yon for once, but remember if you ever call your grandmother a human being again I shall have to spank you." Stated a Fact. "Do you see the horizon yonder where the sky' seems to meet the. earth?" "Yes. uncle." "Boy, I have journeyed so near there that I couldn't put a sixpeuce between ray bead and the sky." "Ob,, uncle, what a whopper!" "It's a fact, my lad. I hadn't one to put" Pearson's Weekly. '. ' An Unnecessary System. "Ton ought to have a burglar alarm ' system In your bouse." said tbe elec trical supply agent, "so that yon will be awakened If a burglar raises one of the windows or opens a door at night" . "No burglar can get In here while we are peacefully sleeping." replied Mr. Newpop. "We are Weaning our baby." Chicago Record Herald. Notable Exceptions. Mrs. Rloobuinper Yea, everybody la always ready to give advice. .. Bloobumper There are exceptions. "Are there?" .. "Yes; doctors and lawyers." 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