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Is r-'$i BY BOOTH TARKINCiTON and HAIRY LEON WILSON NOVELIZED FROM THE PLAY BY-W.B.MJFEIiGUSON V4y ' 7t I L J CONTINUED. CHAPTEBXIII. MMED1ATELT following Kir- by's dramatic declaration Adele had given a little cry and proniptly fainted, while her brother attempted another Ineffec tual asuault upon his enemy. With difficulty he was bundled out of the room by Aaron and M. Veaudry before blood was shed. Klrby being In no humor to stuud further Insults from his accuser. Then Adele was escorted from the room by old Mammy Lena, Croup's wife, while Judge Pleydeli re paired to the balcony and dismissed the patiently waiting posse. Unwillingly the posse dispersed, some even returning to New Orleans, while the indefatigable old judge retired In doors and sought his three frleuds, leaving Kirby and Buuce iu undisput ed possession of the ground Boor. "Well, gentlemen," began Pleydeli In a businesslike voice, "there Is only one thing to be done, and that Is to adhere to our original plan. It Is no time now to deplore our mutual blind ness. The fact remains that that d d low gambler has claimed the plantation, as We expected, though 1 admit he took nn unlocked for aud Oevllisb roundabout method of doing Ho." "If I had had any help be wouldn't be here now," Interrupted Tom Kan dall sullenly, glowering nt Aaron and II. Veaudry. "I'll Bx him yet!" "Not you alone, but the four of us," corrected Pleydeli, "and we'll give him a fairer chance than be deserves. In the meantime, Tom, you must control yourself and keep out of bis way until the ludles have left the house, for no violence must be Indulged In In their presence. Your poor sister has stood about all Hhe can bear, I reckon, though I'm glad Hhe discovered in time the true character of that feslguiug vil lain" "You mean lo Inslnuato !hat be dared to pay bis addresses to Adele?" crted Tom, springing to his feet iu a fresh accuse of fury, ' M. Veaudry laid a restraining band upon his arm. "It Is that I do not think Mr. Klrby has acted as other than a gentleman to a lady," he sld pacUlcally, glancing significantly at Pleydeli. "Gentleman!" sneered young Ran dall. "As If be knew the meaning of the word! But If he bad dared to ad dress Adele I would go down now and" . "You must learn to control yourself, sir," Interposed the Judge, somewhat testily, Irritated at the boy's mad out bursts. "I think you can safely leave the honor of the family In the ninturo and capable hands of your couslu. You have misinterpreted my words," he added, ignoring the other's shrug at the mention of Aaron's supposed abil ities, "for Aimtolc Is quite right. Mr. Klrby evidently has oue virtue he knows his limits nud your sister Is not one to be Impressed by such a character eveu If masquerading under such 'an honorable name as Colonel Moreuu. To returu to the real theme,' is It agreed, ihen, that we adhere to our orlglual plan?" As Tom sulkily refused to speak, Aaron asked gravely: "You mean that the ladles go to your plantation, Judge Pleydeli, while we remain for the os tensible purpose of formally haudlug over the estate to to that man? The ladles are to be kept la Iguorance of our real purpose?" "I'd shoot hi in and be done wltb It," Professional Bit ectory of Wallowa County TH08. M. DILL ATTORNEY-AT-UW unit Ul LUCU UUUUU1B, nuvuii 107. KnUrprUe, Oregon, J - DANIEL BOYD ATTOKNEMMAW - Practice tn all State Court and ' ' Interior Department. Careful at-', teutlon to all business. D. W. SHE AH AN LAWYER ENTERPRISE f Practice tn State and Federal X I Courts and Interior Department. X J. A. BURLEIGH ATTORNEY-AUAW Office la litch Building. BnUrprfcs, Oregon. unlfroa young ttancait. -neii slip j through your lingers again see If be doesn't." "Yes, the ladles are to be kept In entire ignorance," agreed Pleydeli, ig- ' norltfg the boy's observation, "like- wise Mr. Klrby and that fat scoundrel 1 who accompanies him no warning, mind, for they are desperate charac ters who hesitate at nothing. Miss Adele will naturally abhor the idea of remaining under this roof one minute ! longer than is absolutely necessary, To complete our ostensible purpose In form the servants we are leaving, nev er to return, and let MLss Adele puck up and take with her such things as belonged to her mother aud upon which this scoundrel can have no legal claim. By the way, we must assume charge of Colonel Moreau's portman teau, with such effects as It may con tain. It Is our duty to inquire if he left any next of kin aud to return his belongings to them. Poor gentleman so honorable, chivalrous and coura geous. I regret that I had not the ex treme honor of meeting bim while he was yet living." As, In quest of the portmanteau. Aaron entered the deserted drawing room Klrby. pacing the balcony, bail ed bim from the window. "Mr. Itandall, if you think that ex citable young cousin of yours Is ready lo listen to me there's something Ive got to tell bim," lie said quietly, mas tering bis Irritation. "It Is our Intention that you shall seo him, sir, as soou as the ladles have gone," replied Aaron, wltb a signifi cance lost on the other. "When the ladies have gone?" echoed Klrby, entirely without comprehension, for he hud never contemplated such a move. Mr. Randall nodded. "Mr. Klrby," he said .coldly, "In their sense of honor to the dead man who lost this place to you bis children do not oppose your possession. But you can scarcely Imagine they would be willing to pass the night under this roof once you had claimed It." Without comment Klrby returned to the balcony. He looked old and care worn, for the words hud stung bim to the quick. Twice within the past hour be bad sent a request for an interview to Adele, and as yet she had mude no answer. Thla, tben. was the explana tion. Evidently be wag deemed too unclean a thing even to look upon. He did not grently wouder, for he could never efface the memory of her horri fied look and cry when the mask had falleu and the bad prluce stood reveal ed. After all. the penalty for his re maining bad been Immeasurably great er than be bad anticipated. Meanwhile Aaron had bent over the portmanteau, which still lay open upon a chair as Judge Pleydeli had left It j In searching for Colonel Moreau's Der-! ringer the couteuts of the suit case bud been somewhat disarranged, aud the ujethodlcnl Aaron now withdrew a badly crumpled coat, lnteudlng to fold It ueatly before replaclug It. As he did so a red morocco box fell from one of the pockets. Aaron, about to return it, suddenly started and held It under the light of an adjacent lamp, for the 'Inscription on the lid which bad arrested bis attentlou was: "Mar garet Itandall to her husband, John Randall." "Margaret Rnndnll that was Adele'a mother." he exclaimed In wouder. "What Is that?" asked M. Veaudry, entering t lie rodin aud noting the oth er's Interest. "Something that fell from Colonel Moreau's portmanteau," replied Aaron, opeolngthe box and examining Us con- The lower house of the Texas leg islature by a vote of 61 to 34 Instruct ed senators nd representatives in congress to work lor the repeal of the 14th amendment to the federal con stitution conferring franchise on negroes. Governor Patterson withdrew his candidacy as the Democratic nom inee for governor of Tennessee, fur nishing a sensa'.ional climax to a long and bitter preliminary campaign. An election to choose delegates to the convention which will frame a constitution for Ariiona as a state was held Monday. Other political events of the week Include the demo cratic state convention of Independent Democrats of Tennessee, and Repub lican state conventions in Montana and Connecticut In the Connecticut convention a spirited contest for the gubernatorial nominations was fought out. X L. Q. HOLLAND, M.' D. J PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON . Office in Litch Building. Telephone Connection. tents." "You see. It IfTthe miniature of a dele's mother that that gambler won the night he won the plantation," nod- ding to the balcony where Klrby could he beard pacing back and forth. "You know he got even my poor cousin's jewels. This is set with diamonds. Iook half of them are gone.". "To the pawnshop, eh?" ventured M. Veaudry.' "Yet you found it in Colonel Moreau's portmanteau? It Is very strange. How has it come there?' ! "Vn Alio IcnflWH hilt ftalrmol Afrtroan and he can't answer anything now," said Aaron solemnly. "You better give this box to Tom." Like his older brother, the General lins proved an unwilling participant In Judge Pleydell's maneuver. The child strongly disapproved of the Idea, for he was now summarily hauled out of bed and forced to exchange the known comforts of that article for the doubt ful accommodations of the drawing room sofa. "What for do they make me" get up In the middle of the night?" he sleepily-demanded as Croup made up the impromptu bed iu the now deserted room. "What for- do they dress me again?" ' ' "Yo's gwlne to Jedge Pleydell's plan tation, honey," patiently explained the iild servuut for the tenth time. "Dey go'n' pack up all yo' UT clothes an' nil dem toys yo' bud when yo' was a baby. Dey ain't gwlne to 'sturb yo' so much hyah." - "But I don't want to go to Judge Pleydell's plantation," peevishly pro tested the child. . "Aren't we ever coming back here to live again?". "No'm, I don't hardly spect so, UT morse. Yo' kaln't stay no mo' hyah, honey, an' ole Croup kain't go nowab wlf yo' all's no mo. Ole niggab got a new marse now. Yo' must sleep, honey. I wake yo' when dey ready, UT marse, Hesb, honey, besb!" And Croup lightly tiptoed from the room as the General nodded drowsily and then closed his weary eyes. And thus Klrby found him. As If conscious of the other's gaze, the boy Instantly awoke with a start and sat bolt upright, throwing off his lmprompr tu covers. - "I've got to have a talk with you," he said gravely. . "No; I won't go to "THKT ALL BATE YOU, DON'T THEY?1 sleep, and If you leave I'll get up. want some more light. I'm going to have some things the way 1 want them." - Recognizing that flight was useless and that the child was In deadly eur- nest, Kirby obedlenWy turned ud the W. C. KETCHTJM DENTIST - ENTERPRISE Office in Litch Building. Room 121. Home Independent Phone. C. T. HOCKETT. M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office in Litch building. Room 115. rconie ma. raone m ounce T nt . i T and residence. DR. C. A. AULT - . ! PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office In Bank Building. Horn phone both office and residence. - CHARLES THOMAS LAWYER ENTERPRISE, ORE. Practice la Stake and Federal T vouria oa inr jjepu ADBiraci lamp. "It strikes -me." he said mildly, "you'll come very near getting a good many things the way you want them." "You come aud sit here," peremp torily ordered the General, pointing to a stool beside the sofa. And again the man obeyed. For a moment the child was silent, gravely contemplat ing his pseudo hero. "What is a d d low gambler?'" he suddenly Inquired. "It's what some people call me," re plied Kirby after a pause. "I'm sorry they do it before you." "They don't like you any more, do they specially Dele? They all hate you, don't they? 1 know why. It's because you turned out to be the bad prince." said the boy, nodding solemn ly. Again the other was Bilent. "Gen eral." he said at length, "there s some thing your sister never got quite straight la the stories she's read you. Sometimes the good prince is half bad, and sometimes the bad prince Is half good." No; there was never anything like that In the books," reflected the Gen eral, greatly surprised. "And sometimes," added Klrby, tbey are botb just one man half good and half bad." "Both Just In one persou?" "Yes. Aud wheu that person half good prince and half bad prince, re membergets into a mysterious under ground passage, say, and the adven ture takes him to w'here the people are good, why, then he tries to be all good too." The child pondered over this truth, little comprehending those strange con tradictions and complexities of the soul, of that dual personality which bas mystified older aud wiser beads than his, that has baffled sage and sci entist alike and will baffle them to the end of time. "Then are you trying not to be a bad prince now not any more at all ever?" he finally asked. "Not where you and your sister are," said Klrby, his voice trembling. "But you'll turti out bad again when . we go away?" suggested the child. "I don't know just what will happen then," confessed the man, staring dully at the floor. ' . Silence came. Then the child sighed. "I'd like to know the end of that story." . The man echoed the sigh. . smiling wanly. "I'm afraid I can't tell you the end." ; '- - Although no herald of Intrusion had been apparent, he was suddenly con scious that some one had entered the room before the General had express ed his wish. RIslug. he discerned Adele Randall, who uow enme swiftly forward and. Ignoring him. assumed a protecting attitude over the child, as If to shield It from an Infinitely con taminating presence. She appeared the same as on the first occasion of bis meeting with her pale. Bad. dressed entirely In black, hopelessly emotion less and uncompromisingly hopeless. "Miss Randall." he ventured at length, Ignoring her attitude, "I have something for you. . Several times I have sent one of the servants to you requesting an Interview. 1 'don't want you to regret all your life the fact that you refused to listen to me." Without a word or a glance she turned to the General and took him by the band, the child struggling with all his small strength.- "Please don't make me!" he implored. "Dele, he's trying not to be bad like tbey said And, don't'you remember, I promised to be his trusty friend. Can't 1 even talk to bim?" - "Miss Randall," quietly Interposed Klrby, "there Isn't a slave on this plantation you wouldn't listen to if he asked to be beard before you pun ished him. Won't you" But she had gone, balf carrying the still ineffectually struggling General. Klrby remained grimly eying a slip of paper he bad withdrawn from nis pocket It was bis last card the deed to the plantation. Throwing It on the table, be sank into a cbalr. a prey to the most hopeless dejection. (To to continued.1) 1 ' 11 j NEWS PARAGRAPHS FROM OTHER CITIES IN OREGON The Socialists of Coos County have named a full ticket to put In the field at the coming election. The county court at Coqullle has authorised a reward of 1100 for the recovery of Roy Perkins, who is sup- nosed to have been murdered. So far this sesason 75 cars of prunes, peart and peaches have been shipped from The Dalles east in car lots, while 14,000 boxes of fruit Jiave been shipped east by express. According to advance figures from the office of the county assessor Med ford will have an assessed valuation of 16,000,000 when 'the roll Is com nleted as against $2,600,000 last year. The new heating plant at the State Asrlum for the Inoant provtded for as a portion of. the $192,000 PPro - prlated for ?.z-z .uuu'ngs at that In stitution, is completed. ' 1 The postmaster general has granted first, second and third class Oregon" postmasters five days' leave to attend the meeting of the Oregon Presiden tial Postmasters' association at Port land, October . 13 and 14. Three corps of Government engi- be paid for raw fish during the sea at work in Crater Lake Park laying ""u ,,,,.. on... out a complete., system of roads and making plans for one of the most ex tensive lines of improvement ever made In any of the Western parks. The Rev. W. T. Euster, builder of churches- In Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana, has been trans ferred from the Sunnyside Methodist Episcopal church In Portland to the pastorate of the First church, Still water, Okla. . Isaac N. Harrell was hanged at Sa lem Friday. The crime for which Har rell was hanged was the murder of Walter Newell. He also killed Her bert Newel, brother of Walter, at the same time and place,-but was tried for the second murder. - " -' Up to August 27 six postmasters in Oregon had made application to Post master General Hitchcock for desig nation as postal savings banks, and nine Oregon hanks had made, request for the designation of their institu tions as depositories for the postal funds. Twenty-one new members on the faculty roll, four new buildings on the campus, and much additional equip ment for the laboratories and class rooms have been made necessary this year at the Oregon Agricultural Col lege, which will register the students for the fall semester, September 23. Prominent Oregon horticulturists have been secured to act as judges of the fruit' exhibits at the big British Columbia Fair to be held at New Westminster, B. C. E.'C. Robertsof Lebanon, ex-Couhty Fruit Inspector of Linn County, and E. C. Armstrong, of Salem, County Fruit Inspector of Marlcn County, will make the" awards. This fair will begin Octets 4. Papers In the executive ' offices show that F. H. Patterson, who was convicted of obtaining money under false pretenses in Portland during Big Horse Sale of High Grade Draft Stock 100 Percherons, Clydes and Shires . will be sold at Public . Auction, commencing TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1910 the second day of the Wal - Iowa County Fair, at . , - - ENTERPRISE, OREGON 70 Head of 2-year-olds No Old Stuff More Marcs than Geldings ; Every One a Good One , TERMS:-dmonth8 bankable note, with privilege of renewing " . A. ANDERSON and GEO. WAGNER, Owners If you are in the market for property see us, we can fit you out Here You Are, Mr. Homesesker Five room bungalow on lot 60x. v. ' 120; nice residence district; the house wired for electric lights; city water installed; good wood- - shed and cellar: lawn and shade trees. Two blocks from Main st. $1600.00 Boys This Beautiful Home $850 down, balance on your own time Wallowa County Land Company ' r - C. M. LOCKWOOD. Mr. Room a over Harness Shop . Enterprise, Oregon ; January of this year and sentenced to a two-year term in the penitentiary, was pardoned conditionally by Acting Governor Jay Bowerman, on August 27. ' A meeting of the Columbia River salmon packers, Including the cold storage men and all the cannera whose plants are to operate thla fall, was held at Astoria and the prices to son. were nxea as iouows; ouver- -sides, 3 cents per pound; ateelheads and Fall salmon, 4 cents per pound; white tullles, 10 cents each; dog-salmon, 5 cents each. On October 25 and 26 the annual examination for the Rhodes scholar ship to Oxford university wiU be held -at the University of Oregon in Eu gene. As far as known at this time there are only five students in the state who wll take the examination, three from the University of Ore gon, and one each from McMlnnvllle College and Pacific University. The Rhodes scholarship, provided for In the will of the late Cecil Rhodes, . amounts to about $1500, to be used at Oxford and is good for three years. Wearing a mask that wholly con cealed her features, a strange woman entered the room of Mrs. Thompson . in Eugene, where she attempted to throw the contents of a bottle of car bbllc acid in the latter's face. Mrs. Thompson struck her assailant's arm and most of the acid ran down her neck, arms and chest, though her l!ght cheek was" burned slightly by the fluid. After throwing the" acid the masked woman - locked Mrs. Thompson up in her room and made her escape. YOUR OWN BURDENS. They only can bear others' bur dens who quietly and firmly bear their own burdens. The principle of service involves the possession of strength. To stoop in pity one must first have learned to stand erect Each one who bear bis own burden hss added to hira the fur ther blessing that he may bear oth ers' burdens too. F. G. Peabody.