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EVCNINQ BULLETIN, HONOLULU, T. H SATURDAY, AUG. 19, 1911.
By FRANCIS LYNDE
Copyright. I9IO, by Street Ct Smith
IT wns only tho car that was tll--nbleil.
llcj-uiid n not on HhakliiK
up neither l'utrlrln nur Mount
was seriously hurt. ItwowrlnK
from tho shock ntul holnc: assured of
1'atrlcU'!) wholeness und his own,
Mount upratiK out to see what the
collision had doue to the cur. The In
spection win brief. With tho frnut
axle bent, the radiator crushed anil
one cylinder of the curIiip broken, the
little cur wan safely out of commission.
h'V "We're done for." he said shortly.
helping his coinpuulon dona from the
drh lut seat.
rnlrioia wns still tremhtliiK ami pale,
and he thought that thu accident was
Lo you menu Hint wo enn't ko on
to the cltyi" she quavered.
"Not unless we wnlk, ntul It is ex
actly fifteen miles. I hapix-ncd to no
tice the speedometer record on the
roadster when we turned nround here
"What shall we do?" she naked when
the improbability of nny timely rescue
lunde Itself apparent.
Mount looked at his natch. It was
already n few minutes past 3 o'clock.
"We'll sit down and wait for some
body to coino uIodk ond rescue us,"
ho said, striving to say It lightly.
'I'm sure wo ought to bo glad ami
thankful tlmt It Is no worse. We
stood a good chance of being killed,
both of us."
She shuddered and said: "I might
tiao stopped sooner. There there
was time, don't- you think?"
Etun had thought so, and ho was
regarding her curiously. There had
been many motoring experiences hi
their necniulntniice of a jeur and not n
feu- hazards, and he had more than
once rejoiced In her cool presence of
mind In the face of sudden danger.
"I wondered n little that you didn't,"
ho veutured to say. "I never saw
you hesitate before."
The look that she gave him was pa
"t stopiied Just one little Instant to
think of your father nndnnd thoso
terrible papers lu your pocket and
wliut was going to happen If you
should reach Judge Hemingway In
Jlme, K.uu." she confessed brokenly.
"Can you ever forgive me?"
It was n moment for the brushing
aside of obstacles once aud for nil,
and he tool: her1 lu liU arm would
have done it If thu lonely Quuretaro
road hud been tho busiest street lu tho
"You nre my brave, loyal darling,"
lie said. Ami because she let him say
it and hid tho face, from which the
cold pallor had suddenly fled, on his
shoulder thu lltlenl struggle and
everything pcrtnlulng to it became as
thliigs of naught ntul the lonely road
tho wny to paradise.
The silence of the Immensities held
them for n moment n golden sllenco
for the lover, but a moment of keen
self reproaching for thu maiden sob
bing on ills shoulder.
"Oh, I don't know how I could have
doue It-hut I did!" sho wept. "1-1
was ne-iietually glnd when I saw the
. tree. I didn't hn o tho courage to to
upset the cnr In the ditch."
Agulu ho comforted her, nnd tho po
litical venalities withdraw Into n still
"It wns to 1)0," he said. "That Is
wlrnt tho tree was put hero for to
Pbo looked up at that.
"Why, Hint Is so, Isn't It? Thero are
no trees growing nround here none
at all. Who did It. Kvnn?"
Blount shook his head sadly. "There
Is only ono person In the world who
i ould huvo any strong reason for slop
ping us." ho asserted. "I can't imagine
bow my father managed It lu thu short
time at his disposal. That tree has
been dragged down out of the little
canyon since wo passed going north.
You enn see tho trail of It in thu road."
"Please, Evnn," she pleadid, "dou't
ask me to believe that your father
planned itl Why, wo might linvu been
klled outright, both of us!"
"I know," ho returned gloomily, "hut
hello, heru comes our rescuu!"
It was rather u flguro of speech than
art assurance. Around a turn In the
canyon road cumu three horsemen
pointing for thu main highway aud
nilibllug gently. They were hardly
within balling distance before! Mount
recognized his three, wuylayers of tl.o
night of mysteries In tho Lost Hiver
mountains, wlth.llarto in thu lead.
"Howdy?" said tho timber looker,
riding up to linng with ono kneo over
the saddle whllu lio grinned ut the
two castaways. "Lost out again. Mr.
Mount? Couldn't innkn out to run
your chug wagon over that thero plno
I)Id you put tho treo In tho roartr
snapped Mount, Willi rising auger.
"I reckon wo did," wns thu cool re
ply, "and It wns one Job too. Had to
drag It f'm inore'u n mile down the
gulch with tho horse rojies."
There was material fur nu oxplo
sloii, hut MouutVoutrolled himself.
"Ily w hoso orders did you do it?" ho
"Not on jmir life. It was (he big
Inks lids time."
Mount' quick KlntK-p itlrtt? nt his
companion un n sorrowful "I told
you i." ,md ho did not question lliir
"Well," lie mid. turning bark' to the
outlaw, "what Is to bo done with us?"
1'irlo pur(sl his thick lips, "If the
lad' fiu make out to ride one of the
ir ncV." lie began, "tliere's n right
comfortable little hack of n hotel nt
tile head of tile guleli. und"
"Hut wo nre on our way to the city,"
Mount lnteriosed. silll trylig to mas
ter hl Impatience.
The timber looker shrugged.
"All right. I reckon theie nln't no
law 'ig'lnst your wnlkln or settln"
down to wait till somelmdily comes
along. Hut It might ho u good while."
Mount turned to Patricia.
"Shall we wait?" ho asked, and she
nodded quickly, with n look In her
ejes that he could not Interptet.
"I don't bellexe we care to go nnd
look for your shack hotel," he said to
the road blocker.
Itarto swung straight In his saddle
nnd fell into the attitude of one listen
ing. Then the grin hocatne n menace,
nnd ho spoke sharply.
"tilmmo them papers you got In your
pocket nnd do It suddenl" ho com
tuuudcd. "Then you can stay here till
the cows como home If you wnnt to.
Quick, I sny!"
"So," Mount snld crisply.
Instantly ltnrto's pistol wns out.
"(live 'em up!"' he shouted. "Shell
'em out or"
Thedherslon came stormlly. Around
the tune from the north-the cum1
that had so late
ly been Patricia's
undoing enme a
huge touring cur,
with n big man
nt the wheel, a
veiled woman In
sent and tho ton
lieu u crammed
with nrnied men.
his pistol at the
n n d w hen tho
flro he wheeled
Ids horse to thu
canyon road, tip
which his two companions were al
ready urging their niouuts. Two sec
onds later the big car hud stopped nt
tho tree barrier, and six men with
Winchesters were popping tho halt sig
nal nt tho Hying hlghwnymeu. It wns
speedily effective, and when tho game
wns bugged the senutor swung down
from the driving seut of the big Italian
car and gave his orders briefly.
"Take these fellows up jonder to the
hotel nt the canyon head nnd sec that
they're kept out of mischief till to
morrow night, Granger," ho said, sin
gling out the leader of his totinesu
squud. "Then tell the gentleman you'll
II nd bossing things up thero that the
Jig Is up and he may as well come to
the city. He'll find mo nt tho Inter
Mountain when he wants to talk It
A little engineering feat, made possl
bio by the big car's tow rope, soon
cleared the wuy. and when the great
car, with the two women In tho tou
neiiu and Kvnn lu the sent beside Ids
father, was devouring the miles In the
straightaway race to the city the
young nuin said what wns due.
"I was blaming you for the tree nnd
for ltnrto's attempt to get thoso alll
davits away from me," wns what ho
broke the hamming silence to say, nnd
the senator nodded.
"I guess It was pretty lucky wo had
Our oars to the'cut-ln on MeVIeknr's
private wire up yonder nt Wartnice,"
he said, but that was all that ho said.
The courthouse clock was Just strik
ing when tho huge touring car, with
Its radiator sizzling hot, cumo to n
stand before tho entrance to Judgo
Ilcinlngwa) i rbambcrs.
"You're still In time, son," said tho
Hut r.van Mount made no "move to
get out of tho ar.
"Was I Jumping nt conclusions, dad?"
ho nsked half shamefacedly.
"A llttlo tlmt way-Just n llttlo that
wny," was tho gentle reply. "You see,
Cryson did sure enough' turn traitor
thh morning when be cave you thoto
nlllduvits. He'd hud u quarrel with
.Mr. McVlckar. Uvcry ono of those
crooked Hank's mcuus a voto for your
railroad, sou. That was why I told
you you'd better not holler out about
It. It was against your own bide."
Evan Mount's hesitation might hare
been meusured by a clock tick.
"Then there Is all tho moro reason
why" ho began, but his father was
once more putting tho clutch In.
"So," ho Interrupted, still In tho
same gentle tone; "don't let's Jump nt
nny moro conclusions, r.van. Walt
Just n llttlo wiillo.. There's moro to
come and I shouldn't bo surprised If
It came before dinner time."
It did come before dinner time enmo
when n dust covered cur driven nt
reckless speed tore In over tho north
ern rotid and wns pulled up with n,
Jerk nt tho Iutcr-Mouutuln entrance to
let Mr. Hiirdwiclc McVlckar deburk and
hurry to tho clerk's; desk.
"Senator Mount? Yes, bo's in his
rooms; ho said you wcro to como right
up." said tho clerk, and, without stop
ping to strip on his dust coat, tho vlco
president hastened to an elevator.
Whut took place behind tho closed
door, of tho sitting room In tho Mount
suit Is not a matter of record, and
i: va u Mount, sitting beside Putricln
lu Mrs. Mount's private sitting room
and concluding a lusting peace with
his fathers wife, was too happy to
care very much. Hut after u time
tho summons for which he had been
waiting, cuuie, nnd hc.went-nlmostro-
linlanilylo Join his father In the
muni of ronfeience.
"Has Mr. McVlckar gone?" he ask
ed, Hading his father sitting alone.
"Vest he's gone gone to order out
his car and go back to Chicago," was
the slow spoken reply. Then, with the
quizzical smile wrinkling nt the eye
corners, "How does tho political
wrestle strike you by this time, son?"
"It strikes mo that I haven't been
in it not even In the outer edges of It,
dad. Isn't tlint about the size of It?"
"Oh, no; jou've been doing good
work mighty good work, for your
company. McVlckar recognizes It.
You've helped out In tho only wny
that belli could como In this campaign.
You've worked up a good, healthy pub
lic sentiment in fnvor of n square
deal for everybody. McVlckar was
Axing to lose It nil; enokjng tho regis
tration lists nnd buying votes and
making deals right nnd left, the same
as usual. Hut It's nil off now, nnd
he's gone, nnd we're going to have one
clean, straight up nnd down election,
son. Tho 'machine' says so."
"Tho machine?" queried the younger
"Yes; you didn't know that n mn
chine organization could be put to any
really righteous use, did you, boy?
Hut this is one time when It has gono
In to knock out the crookedness, big
and little. Listen, son. When you
wired mo that you were coming out
here I lay nwnko nights thinking how
I'd put you In training nnd then when
tho time came I'd help you up into the
saddle and make you (he boss of the
roundup, ns I'd been. Wnnt to hear
the rest of It?"
"Then It came over me nil of n sud
den tlint I'd been ns crooked ns n dog's
hlud leg; that wKd nil been crooked,
Xot that I'd ever taken n dollnr for
my personnl pocket, for I haven't, but
I've bought nnd sold nnd dickered and
schemed with tho best of 'em and the
worst of 'em, Just ns McVlckar's been
doing for the past two months. Then
I asked myself If I'd like to sec you
wallowing lu the same tnudhole, and
well, Kvnn, you may have. a son of
your own some day, nnd then you'll
know. I thought I'd try you n llttlo
nt first, nnd I did that first day out
at Wurtruoo. When you ripped out nt
me tlint day I tnado up my mind right
then nnd thero that I'd put the whole
power of the 'machine,' ns you cnll It,
Into one campaign for a clean election
and a square deal."
"My heavens!" ejaculated tho son.
"And I'vo been lighting you and your
organization nt etery turn!"
"No, you haven't." wns the quick re
joinder. "You've boon fighting graft,
and that was what you thought you
were hired to do. McVlcknr wasn't
playing Just fair with you. Ho gave
you your Job In the first plnco to take
you nwny from me, but you'vo been
In the hands of your friends right
from tho Btnrt, Evnn. It was tho or
ganization that gnvo you nil these
chances to preach tho new gospel of
the square deal. It was tho organiza
tion that pushed nntlmwny up ngulnst
you, so tlint you'd know that tho rail
road peoplo wero running around in
the snmo old circles, hollering for Jus
tlce nnd doing everything they could
to defeat tho ends of Justice muddy
ing the spring because, they sny, they
don't know what else to do.
"Lastly. It's the organization tlmt's
going to see to It that your wold to tho
people of this state 14 made good, son.
Maybe we'll never bo nbe to do It
again, but this one time wo shall do It.
Gordon is going In by 'the biggest ma
jority ever git en to n governor of old
Sagebrush, nnd the legislature will be
Are to ono In fnvor of the square deal."
Tho younger man left his chair nnd
walked to one Of the windows to stund,
looking down upon tho lights of the
busy street. When he turned again It
was to say, "I don't seo where I am to
brenk In, dad.'1
"You hao"nlready broken In.' While.
tho legislature Is going to be anti-corporation,
It Is nlso going to be' fair
when it finds out that nil the railroad
deals have been called off' and rati
celed. You'ro the man to Show the
Inwrnnkers that this has actually been
done. McVlckar made n hard nnd fast
point of that when ho consented to
wipe tho slute'clenn rind go nwny and
let us run our politics to suit 'our
selves. Ho made me 'promise to'put'lt
ap to you fair and square, wlth'a 'hand
some Increnso ln,salu'ry nnd an Iron
clad agreement to buck up every claim
yotl should muk'o when you assert that
the railroad company will fire tho llrst
man that is caught evading the laws!
That's 'what I'vo boon nghtlng'for lu
this campaign, Evan, nnd it's what you
must tight for."
Tho son took tho two steps necessary
to reach tho father's chair nnd held out
"I'm with you, dad," he said heart!
ily, "I'll stay, and lit ninke Mr. Mc.
Vlcknr respect mc and my principles
before I'm through with it. Hut I'm
still a llttlo bit ufruld that 'you and
your kind nre a menace to civilization
nnd a free government. You won't
mind my snylng that, will you?"
"Law zee gracious, no! Sny anything
you like, son, or, rather, let mu say
something siso first. How nbout this
'career business of Patricia's? Have
you flxed that up yet?" ,
Evan shook his head despondently.
"She's going home with her father
In October," ho said, then: "Do you
know whut sho did today, dud? Sho
run tho llttlo red car Into that treo In
tentionally so I couldn't get back hero
In time to uso those nflldavlts which
she and I both supposed would In
"flod ble&H her loyal llttlo soul!" snld
tho senator. "I hadn't told her what
I wns trying to do; but, Lord love you,
she knew you trust u woman for
knowing, ejery tlmeon, Aud. noty
one uioro llihTg, , Ififve you .como to
know Ilonoriu any better In these last
"Yes; much .better within tho Inst
"Good. That does my old hpnrt n
heap of good, son. Let's go nnd get
those two good women nud take 'em
down to dinner; then we'll drive back
to Wurtrnco nnd get ready to touch off
the fireworks when the returns come
In. I tell you, son, tomorrow's elec
tion Is going to bo n regular old fash
ioned, heave 'em up nnd keep 'cm
Evnn Mount wns turning to go
back to the Inner sitting room, wherp
Patricia wns when tin' suddenly re
membered llttlo Mcnklnsop.
"Don't let tlint worry you for n min
ute, son," snld the man who seemed
to be nt the heart of everything that
was happening. "Half nn hour nfter
you left Mcnklnsop this morning' that
stuff tlint they had stolen from your
safe and then garbled up to suit them
selves wns nil killed. When I told
Mcnklnsop over tho phono that thero
wouldn't bo nny crooked lists used to
morrow thnt bo was merely fixing to
put himself on record as tho biggest
liar on two continents he came down.
CONTIIAKY to all expectation,
the election proved to be ono
of the qulctcbt ever known In
the Sagebrush State. A few
editors thero were, like Mcnklnsop of
tho Dully Capital, who later on main
tained thnt it wns merely anntlier tri
umph for the machine, but there wns
no gainsaying the result. The reform
ticket, with or without tho help of tho
machine, was elected by sweeping ma
jorities everywhere, nnd Cautry, sit
ting In his office nud rending tho wlro
returns, ns they cumo' in, gasped for
-breath nud swore despairingly over
each fresh batch of messages.
At Wartraco Hall the Hon. David
turned to his son.
"Well, Evan, nro the tangles nil
straightened out for you now?" ho
"Just nbout all of them," laughed
Mount. He had spent a very happy
evening, chiefly because Patricia had
been occupying the other half of tho
small divan he hud drugged out to
face the lire. "Hut I'm still unalter
ably opposed to tho machine In pol
itics," he added.
The senntor laughed silently.
"ChII It 'organization' Instead of 'ma
chine,' son, nnd you'vo got tho, power
that moves tho civilized world today.
You've heard mo called the 'boss' from
the time Gantry hud his first talk with
you back yonder In Massachusetts.
Call mo n man with friends enough to
make mo a sort of leader in tho old
home state nnd you've got it about
right. I donti sny 'that I've always'
used tho power Justly. The Lord
knows I'm no moro Infallible thsn'oth
er people, nut, as I said to1 you y'cH
terdny, son, no matter what you'vo
heard or who snld it, I've never used
the power to fatten my own iocket
book. I've bought, and Irnlllcked nud
burgulned 1 Uyn't deny It hut only
when It seemed us though the qiid Justi
fied the mentis.':
"Hut tho end never Justifies evil
menus, dud," was the sou's steadfast
rejoinder. Then lie looked up quickly
from his plnco beside Patricia. "Is
that tho secret of ull the invitations
I'vo been getting?"
The humorous crow's feet were wrin
kling nt tho corners of David Mount's
"I reckon so, son," ho admitted. "You
hnvo been In the hands of your friends
und they're my friends right from
tho start. Mighty ueur everything you
hnvo done tins been scheduled for you."
It wns Just here that tho professor
excused himself and stumped off to
bed. Mrs. Honoria signaled to her
husband nnd vanished In her "turn. A
few minutes after sho had gono tho
sctintor rose nnd throw u fresh stick
on tho fire. Then he cumo to stand
before tho two on the llttlo 'divan.
"Sou," ho siild gravely, "you'vo got
your work cut out for you, and It's a
good sized Job. When the legislature
meets jou've got to go In single hand
ed and alone nnd get n handful of ren
sonnblo laws passed for your railroad.
You're going to hnvo a hard fight, awl
there'll be times when you'll long with
all your soul for so mo good, clean
benrted llttlo woman to go to for com
fort nnd counsel. Of courso I know
that Patricia here has got another Job,
Tho senator had been out of sight
nnd hearing for five full minutes when
tho on in; mail reached over and took
the baud tlmt was lying nearest him.
"Yesterday afternoon, Patricia, when
I had right and reason nnd logic on my
side, jour woman's intuition found tho
truer palb. I know I nm only ono
nud your poor
peoplo aro many,
hut I nm still
sclflsh ono ugh
Sho looked up
quickly, nnd tho
beautiful o y u h
"Wo can't learn
everything nil nt
once, Kvnn," sho
""i ' noun Ma nlonil.
"wr must MVK'on lug, "There wns
MB i on bach oth- Oil0 moment yes
r"' terdny when I
learned tho greatest thlug of all. It
was tho moment when I saw the treo
lying across the road. I knew then
tlmt I Hint I"-r
"1 know," ho said gently; "you know
that we must llvo or die for each oth
er. You have heard what my father
has said. I can't walk lu tho wny ho
has marked out for mo without you,
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