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THE ROCK ISIIAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1010.
By REX BEACH
Author of "The Spoiler " and
COPYRIGHT. 1009. BY HARPER BROTHERS
STXOPSIS OK TITB PRECEDING CHAP
TERS. ' Boyd Emereon and Fingerlesa" FTaser
enter Kalvik, AlaskaJ and meet a young
white woman. Cherry;' Malotte. who shel
cnerry describes the salmon flshertea
anfl Marsh, the unscrupulous head of th
Cherry owns a cannery site. Emerson.
Georgre Bait and she go Into partnership.
Emerson describes his failure to "make
trood" In Alaska.
Emerson kisses Cherry soodby. Ban.
Fraser and Emerson nearly lose their
lives In Kntmai pass and miss the steam
er at Katmal on their way out to get
Alter dreadful privations they eaten
the boat at Kadtak and are soon en route
for Chicago. Emesaon seeks Miss Mildred
Way lan dL
tshe and Emerson, are engaged. Her fa
ther, Wayne WayJand. is a millionaire.
' Alton Clyde offers '00,000 toward the can.
Emerson turned to behold Bait's
huge figure all but blocking the dis
tant door. .
"Call him In," said Clyde quickly.
"I want to meet him. He looks Just
my sort." And accordingly Emer
son motioned to the fisherman. See
ing there was no help for it. Big
George composed himself and ven
tured timidly across the portal.
"Gimme a lemonade, quick; I'm all
net up," he ordered. "I can't get no
footholt on these fancy floors, they're
so dang slick."
"Mr. Clyde offers to put $10,000 Into
the deal if he can go to Kalvik with
us and help run the cannery," explain
George looked over the clubman care
tally from his curly crown to bis slen
der, high heeled shoes, then smiled
"It's up to Mr. Emerson. I'm willing
If he is." "Whereupon, vastly encour
aged, Clyde proceeded to expatiate
upon his own surpassing qualifica
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f three men approached and seated
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at an aajolnlng tame. As
out their chairs Big George
ance In their direction,
then put down bis lemonade glass care
fully. "What's the matter?" Boyd demand
ed In a low tone, for the big fellow's
face had suddenly gone livid, while
his eyes had widened like those of an
"That's him!" George growled.
That's the dirty hound 1"
"Sit still I" commanded Emerson.
Don't make a fool of yourself," he
"That's him!" repeated George, his
eyes glaring redly. "That's Willis
"Where?" Emerson whirled curious
ly, but there was no need for George
to point out his enemy, for one of the
Strangers stood as If frozen, with his
band upon the back of his chair, an
expression of the utmost astonishment
upon his face. A smile was dying
from his Hps.
Boyd beheld a plump, thickset man
of thirty-eight in evening-dress. There
"DON'T OFF KB MX YOUB HAKXCTTB DIBTT."
was nothing distinctive about him ex
cept, perhaps, his hair, which was of a
decided reddish hue. lie was light of
complexion; his mouth was small and
of a rather womanish appearance, due
to the full red Hps. He was well
groomed, well fed; In all ways he was
a typical city bred man. Raising his
brows in recognition, he nodded pleas
antly to Bait, then, as if on second
thought, excused himself to his com
panions and stepped toward the other
"How do you do, George? What in
the name of goodness are you doing
here? I hardly recognized you."
Marsh's voice was round and musical,
his accent eastern. With an assump
tion of heartiness, he extended a white
gloved hand, which the big, uncouth
man who faced him refused to take.
The other three had risen. George
seemed to be groping for a retort.
Finally he blurted out hoarsely:
"Don't offer me your hand. Ifs
dirty! Ifs got blood on it!"
"Nonsense!" Marsh smiled. "Let
be friends again. George. Bygones are
"You dirty rat!" breathed the fisher
man. "Very welL If you wish to be ob
stinate" Willis Marsh shrugged his
shoulders carelessly, although In his
voice there was a metallic note "I
hnve nothing to sny. Mr. Bait and
I had n business misunderstanding,"
he said smoothly to Emerson, "which
I hoped was forgotten. It didn't
amount to much"
At this Bait uttered a choking snarl
and stepped forward, only to meet
Boyd, who intercepted him.
"Behave yourselfl" he ordered.
"Don't make a scene." And before tho
big fellow could prevent It he had
linked arms with him and swung him
around. The movement was executed
so naturally that none of the patrons
of the cafe noticed It except perhaps
as a preparation for departure. Marsh
bowed civilly and returned to his seat.
Alton Clyde clamored for enlighten
ment as to the reason for this erup
tion. "That Is the fellow we will have to
fight," Boyd explained. "He is tho
head of the cannery combination at
Kalrik and a bitter enemy of
Clyde spoke earnestly. "Well, that
absolutely settles it as far as I am
concerned. This is bound to end In a
"You mean you. don't want to Join
"Don't want to! Why, Pre Just got
toy that's all. The f 10,000 is yours."
A month had elapsed when Emer
son at last expressed to George the
discouragement that had lain silently
In both men's minds.
"You've played your string out, eh?"
"Absolutely. I've done everything
except burglary, but I can't raise that
$100,000. Times are hard, and I've
bled my friends of every dollar they
"It's an awful big piece of money,"
Bait admitted, with a sigh.
"I never fully realized before how
very large," Boyd said. "And yet
without that amount the Seattle bank
won't back us for the remainder."
"Oh, Ifs no use to tackle the busi
ness on a email scale." Big George
pondered. "We'd ought to be on the
coast now. We're shy $25,000, eh?"
But the clouds were blown away a
few days after when Alton Clyde
threw down twenty-Are $1,000 bills be
fore Boyd got , from a mysterious
source which he refused to name.
Emerson later met the leading suitor
(aside from himself) for Mildred Way
land's band, a personage whose exist
ence he felt as a continued menace.
He was visiting Mildred at ber home.
Hearing voices outside the library,
the young man asked hurriedly: "Give
me some time atone with you, my lady.
I must leave early."
There was time for no more, for
Wayne Wayland entered, followed by
another gentleman at the first sight of
whom Emerson started, while his mind
yaaad ftSC ialo adtorwhjrl of JLacredu-
llty. It could not ber It was too gro
tesque too ridiculous! What prank
of malicious fate was this? He turned
bis eyes to the door again to see if by
any chance there were a third visitor,
but there was not, and he was forced
to respond to Mr. Wayland's greeting.
The other man had meanwhile stepped
directly to Mildred, as if he had eyes
for no one else, and was bowing ever
her hand when her father spoke.
"Mr. Emerson, let me present you to
Mr. Marsh. I believe you have never
happened to meet here." Marsh turned
as if reluctant to release the girl's
hand, and not until his own was out
stretched did he recognize the other.
The two mumbled the customary sal
utations. "You two will get along famously,"
said Mr. Wayland. "Mr. Marsh is ac
quainted with your country, Boyd."
"Ah!" Marsh exclaimed quickly.
"Are you an Alaskan, Mr. Emerson?"
"Indeed, he is so wedded to the coun
try that he is going back tomorrow,"
Marsh's first look of challenge now
changed to one of the liveliest interest,
and Koyd imagined the fellow endeav
oring to link him, through the affair
at the restaurant, with the presence
of Big George in Chicago.
. "Yes," Boyd answered cautiously, "I
am a typical Alaskan disappointed,
but not discouraged." -
"What business?" -
"Mining!" f:: .'
"Oh V indifferently.
"Boyd has something far better than
mining now,"-began Mildred. "He was
telling me about it as"
"You interrupted us," Interjected
Emerson, panic stricken. "I didn't have
time to explain the nature of my en
terprise." The girl was about to put In a dis
claimer when be flashed a look at her
which she conld not help but heed. "I
am very stupid about such things,"
she offered easily. "I would not have
understood it, . I am . sure." To her
father she continued, leaving what
6he felt to be " dangerous ground, "I
didn't look for 'you so early."
"We finished" sooner than I expect
ed," Mr. Wayland answered, "so I
drove Willis to his hotel and waited
for him to dres. I was afraid he might
disappoint us if I let him out of my
sight. My dear, I have effected a won
derful deal today," went on her father.
"With the help of Mr. Marsh I closed
the last details of a consolidation
which has occupied me for many
"Anotlicr trust, I suppose."
"Certain people might call it that"
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chuckled the old man. "Willis was the.
inspiring genius and did 'most of the
work; the credit ls;hls."t
"May I inquire -the' nature of this
merger?" Emerson ventured.
"Certainly." replied Wayne Wayland.
"There is no longer4 any, secret about
It I have combined the "packing In
dustries of the Paciflc coast under the
name of the North American Packers'
Boyd felt himself growing numb.
"What do you mean by packlng In
dustries?' " asked Mildred.
"Canneries salmon " fisheries! We
own 60 per cent of the plants of the
entire coast, including Alaska. Thaf s
why I've been so keen about that
north country, Boyd. You never
guessed It, eh?"
"No, sir," Boyd stammered.
"Well, we control the supply, and
we will regulate the market. We will
allow only what competition we de
sire. It was a beautiful transaction."
Was he dreaming? Boyd wondered,
nis mouth was dry, but he managed to
"What about the independent canneries?"
Marsh lnnprhed. "There is no senti
ment In business! There are about 40
per cent too many plants to suit us. I
believe I am capable of attending to
"Mr. Marrh is the general manager,"
Wayland explained. "With the mar
ket in our own hands and sufficient
capital to operate at a loss for a year
or two years, ir necessary, l aon t
think the independent rlants will cost
Now for the firrt time" Emerson re
alized the impropriety of his own pres
ent position. He was here in the Way
land home under false pretenses: they
had bared to him secrets not lightly
his with which he might arm himself.
When this, too, became known to the
financier he would regard him not only
as a presumptuous enemy, but as a
traitor. Boyd knew the old tyrant too
well to doubt his course of action;
thenceforth there would be war to the
The announcement of dinner Inter
n:p!ed his dismayed reflections, and he
walked out in company with Mr. Way
land, who linked arms with him as if
to afford Willis Marsh every advan
tage, fleeting though it might prove.
"He is a wonderful fellow," the old
gentleman observed sotto voce, indicat
ing Marsh "one of the keenest busi
ness men I ever met."
"Indeed he is. He is a money maker,
too; his associates swear by him. If
I were you. my boy, I would study
him; he is a good man to Imitate."
At the dinnrr table the talk at first
was general nnd of a character appro
priate for the hour, but Miss Wayland,
oddly enough, displayed such an un
usual thirst for information regarding
the North American Packers' associa
tion that her father was moved to re
mark upon it.
"What in the world has come over
you, Mildred?" he said. "You never
cared to hoar about my doings be
fore." 'Tlease don't discourage me," she
urged. v "1 am really in earnest. I
should like to know all about this new
trust of yours. Terhaps my little uni
verse is growing a bit tiresome to me."
"So far it has been all hard work,"
Wayne Wayland at length announced,
"but in the future I propose to derive
some pleasure from this affair. I am
tired out. For a long time I have been
planning a trip somewhere, and now
I think I shall make a tour of inspec
tion in the spring and visit the various
holdings of the North American Pack
ers' association. In that way I can
combine recreation and business."
"How far will you go?" questioned
"Clear up to Mr. Marsh's station."
"Yes; that is the plan." Marsh chim
ed In. "You see. I am selfish in urging
It, Miss Waylnnd. I expect you to
Join the party."
"I am sure you would like It, Mil
dred." the magnate added.
Boyd could scarcely believe his ears.
Would they come to Kalvik? Would
they all assemble there In that unmap
ped nook? And. supposing they should,
had he the courage to continue his
mad enterprise? It was all so unreal!
ne was torn between the desire to
have Mildred agree and fear of the in-
fluence Marsh might gain daring such
a trip. But Miss Wayland evidently
had an eye to ber own comfojrt, for
"No, Indeed! The one thing I abhor
above land travel is a sea voyage; I '
am a wretched sailor."
"But this trip on a yacht would be
worth while," urged her father. "Why,
it wlll.be a regular voyage of discov
ery. I am as excited over-it as a coun
try boy ' on circus" day."
Marsh seconded ; him with all bis
powers ; of persuasion, but the girl,
greatly to Emerson's surprise, merely
reaffirmed her determination.
"Are there any women in Alaska?"
questioned the girl.
"In the mining camps, yes; but we
fishermen live lonely lives."
"But the coy, shrinking Indian maid
ens? I have read about them."
"They ar terrible affairs," Marsh
"Not always r Boyd gave vole to
his general annoyance. "I have seen
some very attractive squaws, partic
"Where f demanded the other.
"Well, at Kalvik, for Instance your
home. Yon must know Cbakawana,
the girl they call the snowbird r "
"Come, come! She knows you well."
"Ah, a mystery! He is concealing
something!" cried Miss Wayland.
(To be Continued.)
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