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THE WILLIAMS NEWS
GOODS WELL BOUGHT ARE HALF SOLD
Making prices right is the other half in
Let me price your next want list, and be con
vinced that my goods are BOUGHT RIGHT,
PRICED RIGHT and SOLD RIGHT, at
By PETER B. jCYNE
Author, of ?
"Webster Maui's Man,"
"The Valley of the
' Giants," Etc.
Cvpjrishc, by Pccer B. Kyne
(Continued frpm Jast.wek)
7Jr ,TWe ''EaVe?TT6bmed STcCfuffey, "an
beautiful specimens they be."
7"No money, no China boy," GIbney
"Money have got. Too mnchee mon
ey yon wantee. No can do.- Me pay
two hundred dollah. Five hundred dol
lah heap mnchee. No have 'got."
"Nothln doln', John. Five hundred
dollars an' not a penny less. Put up
the dough or beat It."
' Gin Seng expostulated, lied, evaded,
"and all but wept, but Mr. Gibney was
Obdurate ' and eventually the China
plan paid over the money and departed
with the remains of his. countrymen.
"I knew he'd come through, Bart,
Mr. GIbney declared. "They got to
ship them stiffs to China to rest along
side their ancestors or be in "Dutch
with the sperrlts o' the departed for-
"Do we have to split this, swag with
that dirty Scraggs?" McGuffey wanted
to know. "Seein as how, he tried to
give us the double cross ' "
: "We'll fix Scraggsy all ship-shape
an' legal so's he won't have ho come
back." , They had not long to wait. Upon
his arrival at Gin Seng's place of busi
ness Captain Scraggs had been in
formed , that Gin : Seng had gdhe out
twenty minutes" before, and further in
quiry revealed that he had departed
in an express wagon. Consumed with
misgivings of disaster, Scraggs .'re
turned to the Maggie as fast as the
v t LiL. i-ui im v wiau uai ii i ill.
In the cabin he found Mr. Gibney and
McGuffey playing cribbage. .They laid
-down their hands as Scraggs entered.
jj.r. -AjiDiiey Began at once: ro
. i -. . . i ,
- j v i-m i - i. ti u ii u j "'ii i vi mis is,
while ; me an Bart's settln' on deck
a-waltin for you to come back, along
breezes a fat bid Chinaman in an ex
press wagon an offers to buy them two
cases of Oriental goods. He makes me
an' Mac what we .considers a fair
offer. , Lemrne see, now," he continued,
and got out astub of lead pencil with
which-he commenced figuring on the
white oilcloth table cover. "We paid
twenty dollars for them two derelicts
an' a dollar towage. Thai's twenty
one dollars, an a third o' twenty-one
Is seven, an seven dollars from twenty-five
leaves eighteen dollars comin
to you. Here's your eighteen dollars.
Scraggsy, you lucky old vagabond all
clear profit on a neat day's work, no
expense, no Investment, no back-break-in
interest charges or overhead, an
sold out at your own figger."
Captain Scraggs face was a study
In conflicting emotions as' he raked in
the eighteen dollars. "Thanks, Gib,"
he said frigidly. '
"Me an. Gib's goln' ashore for lunch
at the Marigold cafe." MeGufo
pounced presently,, in order tt iuvak
me norriDie , suence mat followed
Scraggsy's crushing defeat. "I'm will
in to spend some o' my profits on the
deal an blow you to a lunch with a
small bottle o' Dago Red throrrn in.'
How about It, Scraggs?"
"I'm on." Scraggs sought to throw
off his gloom and appear sprightly.
"Wbat'd you peddle them two cadavers
for, Gib?" -
Mr. Gibney grinned broadly, but did
not ansvrer. In effect, his grin in
formed Scraggs that that was none of i
the latter's business and Scraggs as
similated the hint. "Well, at any rate,
Gib, -whatever you soaked him. It was
a mighty good sale an I congratulate
you. I think mebbe I might ha' don,- I
little better myself, but then it
ain't every any a Teller can turn an
eighteen-dollar trick on .a corpse."
"Comin to lunch with us?" McGuf
"Sure. Wait a minute till I run
forward an see if the lines is all tasX."
He stepped out of the cabin and
presently Gibney and McGuffey were
conscious of a rapid succession of
thuds on the deck. Gibney winked at
"Nother new hat gone to h I," mur
mured McGuffey.1 '--'
Even after allowing for the expendi
tures on the engine weighing heavily
on Captain Scraggs, that Individual
continued morose and more than ever
inclined . to be sarcastic. Mr. Gibney
commented on the fact to Mr. McGuf
fey. "He's troubled financially, Gib."
"Well, you. know who troubled him,
don't you, Bart?"
.. "I mean about the cost o . them re
pairs In the engine room. Unless he can
come through in thirty days with the
balance he owes, the boiler people are
goln' to libel the Maggie to protect
Mr. Gibney arched his bushy eye
brows. "How do you know?" he de
manded. "He was a-tellin me," Mr. McGuffey
admitted weakly. "
"Well, he wasn't a-tellin' me." Mr.
Gibney's tones were ominous : he
glared at his friend suspiciously as
from the Maggie's cabin issued forth
Scraggsy's voice raised in song.
"Hello I The old boy's thermome
ter's gone up, Bart. Listen at him,
"Ever o thee he's . fondly dreamin.'
Something busted - the spell an Til
bet a cooky it was ready cash." He
Bart," He Demanded, ?DId You Loan
Scraggsy Some Money?"
menaced Mr. McGuffey. with a rigid-
Index finger. "Bart," he demanded,
"did you loan Scraggsy some money?"
The honest McGuffey hung his head.
"A little bit," he replied childishly.
"Vfhat d'ye call a little bit?"
"Three hundred dollars, Gib." -
"He gimme his note at eight per
cent. The savin's bank only paya
"Is the note secured by endorse
ment or collateral?"
"Hum-m-m ! Strange you didn't say
aothin' to me about this till I had
to pry it out o' you, Bart."
"Well, Scraggsy was feelin so dog
foned blue "
"The truth," Mr. Gibney Insisted
5rmly. "the truth, Bart." ,
- "Well, Scraggsy asked me not to say
uiythin to you about It." .
"Sure. He knew I'd" kill the deal.
He knew better'n to try to nick me for
:hree hundred, bucks on his danged,
. worthless note. Bart, why'd you do
"Oh. h 11, Gib. be a good feller,"
poor McGuffey pleaded. "Don't be
" too hard on ol Scraggsy."
"We're discussin' you, Bart. 'Pears
to me you've sort o. lost confidence
'.n your . old - shipmate, ain't you!
Pears that way to me when you act
McGuffey bridled. "I ain't a sneak."
"A rose by any other name'd be
Just as sweet," Mr. Gibney quoted.
Ton poor, misguided simp. If you
ever see that three hundred dollars
again you'll bea lot older'n you are
now. However, that ain't none o my
business. The fact remains, Bart, that
you conspired with Scraggsy to keep
things away from me, which shows
you ain't the man I thought you were,
so from now on you go your way an
I'll go mine."
"I got a right to do as I blasted
please with my money," McGuffey de
fended hotly. "I ain't no child to be
"Conslderin the fact that you
wouldn't have had' the money to lend
If it hadn't been for me, I allow I'm In
sulted when you use the said money
to give am an' comfort to my enemy.
McGuffey, smotlered In guilt, felt
nevertheless that he had to stand by
his guns, so to speak. "Stay through.
d'ye get that cHatterf" Ain't V free,
white, an twenty-one year old?"
Mr. Gibney was really hurt. "You
poor boob," he 'murmured. "It's the
old game o settln a beggar on horse
back an' seein' him rid to the devil,
or slippin' a gold ring In a pig's nose.
An I figured you was my friend !"
"Well, ain't I?"
"Fooey! Fooey ! Don't talk to me.
Tou'd sell out your own mother."
"Gib, you tryin' to pick a fight with
"No, but I would if I thought I
wouldn't git a footrace instead," Gib
ney rejoined scathingly. "Cripes,
what a double-crossin I been handed 1
Honest, Bart, when It comes to that
sort o work Scraggs is in his Infancy.
Tou sure take the cake."
"I ain't got the heart to clout you
an make you eat them words," Mr.
McGuffey declared, sorrowfully.
"You mean you ain't got the guts,
Mr. Gibney corrected him. "Bart,
got your number. Goodbye."
Mr. McGuffey had a wild impulse to
cast himself upon the Gibney neck
and weep, but his honor forbade any
such weakness. So he Invited Mr.
Gibney to betake himself to a region
several degrees hotter than the Mag
gie's engine room ; then, because he
feared to linger and develop a senti
mental weakness, he turned his back
abruptly and descended to the said
On his part, Adelbert P. Gibney en
tered the cabin and glared long and
menacingly at Captain Scraggs. "I'll
have my time," he . growled presently.
"Give it to me an give it quick."
The' very intonation of his voice
warned Scraggs that the present was
not.a time for argument or trifling.
Silently he paid Mr. Gibney the money
due him; in equal, silence the navi
gating officer went to the pilot house,
unscrewed his framed certificate from
the wall, packed it with his few be
longings, and departed for Scab John
ny's boarding house.
"Hello," Scab Johnny saluted him at
his entrance. "Quit the Maggie?"
.Mr. Gibney nodded.
. "Want; a , trip to: the .dark blue?" '
"Lead me to it," mumbled Mr. Gib
'It'll cost you twenty dollars, Gib.
Chief ' mate on the ' Rose of Sharon,
. bound for the Galapagos islands seal
ing." "I'll take it, Johnny." Mr. Gibney
threw over a twenty-dollar bill, went
to his room, packed all of his belong
ings, paid his bill to Scab Johnny, and
within the hour was aboard the
schooner Rose of Sharon. Two hours
later they towed out with the tide. "
Poor McGuffey was stunned when
he heard the news that night from
Scab Johnny. When he retailed the'
information to Scraggs next morning,
Scraggs was equally perturbed. He
guessed that McGuffey and Gibney
had quarreled and he hd the poor
judgment to ask McGuffey the cause of
the row. Instantly, McGuffey Informed
him that that was none of his - dad-
fetched business and the Incident was
closed. - '
. The three months that followed were
the most harrowing of McGuffey's life.
Captain Scraggs knew his engineer
would not resign while he, Scraggs,
owed him three hundred dollars ;
wherefore he was not too particular
to put a bridle on his tongue when
things appeared to go wrong. McGuf
fey longed to kill him, but dared not.
When, eventually, the railroad had
been extended .sufficiently " far d6vn
the coast to enable the farmers to
haul their goods to the railroad In
trucks, the Maggie automatically
went out of the .green-pea . trade ;
simultaneously, Captain Scraggs' note
to McGuffey fell due and the engineer
demanded payment. Scraggs de
murred, pleading poverty,' but. Mr. Mc
Guffey assumed such a threatening at
titude that reluctantly Scraggs paid
him a hundred and fifty dollars on ac
count, and McGuffey extended the bal
ance one year and quit.
"See that you got that hundred and
fifty an' the Interest in your jeans
the next time we meet," he warned
Scraggs as he went overside.
, Time passed. . For a month the Mag
gie" plied regularly" between Bodega
bay and San Francisco in an endeavor
to work up some business in farm and
dairy produce, but a gasoline schooner
cut in on the run and. declared a rate
war, whereupon the Maggie turned her
blunt nose riverward and. for a, brief
period essayed some towing and gener
al ' freighting on the Sacramento and
San Joaquin. It was unprofitable,
however, and at last Captain Scraggs
was forced to lay his darling little
Maggie up and ' take' a job as chief
ofHcer of tile ferry steamer Encinal,
plying between San Francisco and Oak
land. In the meantime, Mr. McGuf-
COMFORTABLE STYLES THIS SPRING
The tendency toward easier fitting clothes is noticable
in the new Spring models we are now showing. Clothes
you'll feel at home in as soon as you put them on. Smart
appearance and faultless fit are just as much in evidence as
KUPPENHEIMER AND CLOTHCRAFT
$21.SO to $42.50
(Continued next week)
BUY AT HOME ALL THE
At this time we can he of real service to you in select
ing the correct styles in shoes for Spring occasions for we
have just received a new shipment of the newest models
from Utz & Dunn Company.
They represent the high standard of quality that has won for us
the strong place we occupy in the confidence of the best dressed
ivomen and they, are priced to comp'y with the present demand for
moderately priced merchandise. . '
$5.75 to $10.50
TALK ABOUT STYLISH HATS"
Just take a couple of minutes today and look over the
new Stetsons. We feature Stetson Hats because goodhats
are our hobby and we know that Better hats cannot be made.
Our showing is very complete and ranges from the new
nobby, fancy shapes to the big staples.
$7.50, $8.50, $10.00, $12.50, $15.00
BABBITT BROTHERS TRADING GO.
campaign to remember this.
Competitive products mad- in
other states are sold here l:rgi
ly because of the advertiing
they have done "and are doing.
And no amount of buy at home
boosting, not backed by adver
tising, will displace them, ,
A few days ago the Arizona
Industrial congress sent a bul
letin to every newspaper in the
state telling' about the marvel
ous results the campaign is
having with one Arizona manu
facturer of creamery products.
Of course, this manufacturer
was named in the bulletin, and
space was given him for a lot
of boosting of himself by. him
self. The Sun didn't fall for this.
It was a tactical error on the
part of the congress and a
cheap method on the part of the
manufacturer to work the news
paper for, something for noth
ing. This particular manu
facturer wouldn't send ever3r
irom outside the state.
Here in "Flagstaff we haven't
any of the cheap-skate kind of
manufacturers. They are big
enough and men enough to pay
liberally as they go. Some ofc
the other business men have
slipped, occasionally, and fail
ed to -cooperate- at 'times with
their friend, The Sun, but it
doesn't happen often and. w
note with" pleasure,: is happen
ing less often from year to
y6The old saying, "you scratch
my back and I'll scratch yours ,
is homelv but true io nuiuan
nature. .The Sun, because it
believes in its city, county and
state, has been a consistent
back-scratcher. If some of
the others go to sleep when it s
their turn to reciprocate, we
don't get crazy-mad ; we simply
remember that Human naxure js
weak and gratitude isn't always
the chief ingredient ; . so we
don't kick the offender in the
seat of the pants, where he de-
AT THE SULTANA
SATURDAY, APR. 1ST.
BARBARA BEDFORD in
. "Winning With Wits"
A-great modern romance of a.
girl's fight for her best pal-her-
dad. The best . pictue you've
publisher a twenty-five pound j - Wed just
The "Euy Arizona Products"
campaign of the Arizona In
dustrial congress can be made a
big and permanent success only
in case the concerns having
home-made products to sell get
behind them with advertising.
When .Jit comes to homo
grown products, the newrspa
pers, roc1.d in the soil of ci
state, will boost, without
thought of pay. But in case
of the manufactured products,
no newspaper publisher, if he
has any 3 cspect for the value of
his pap.c. will give free adver
It wih Le well for the man.
Jactuier who-hope to benefit
crock of. butter free on request
Not so you could notice, it.
And . none but a darned fool
publisher will give, him the
equivalent in advertising free
We re for the buy Arizona
products campaign. : It's fine.
But we're not for the cheap
skate who aims to. profit from
it in a Jot of free advertising.
It 'is only through newspaper.-
that the plan can become suc
cessful. Many of the manu
facturers "who hope by free
newspaper space to build up a
big business here at home are
sending their printing away
from . home. They ask the
newspapers into a one-sided re
ciprocity affair. It's up to the
newspapers to stand up for
their own rights. The pioneers
in the buy-at-home agitation are
the newspapers. They've al
ways played the game. Nov
let these tellows who are wak
ing up to a desire to have every
one here buy of them, play the
game fair with the newspapers,
who have already given them
more in support than they can
ever repay; or let, them half-,
starve " along in the shadow of;
more .aggressive competitors?
scratch away; but we Know
that some day he'll wake up:
if he don't, our regret for what
we.lose through him -is not so
bigas.our sorrow that he isn't
as broad as we all ought to be.
The Coconino Sun.
COMING APRIL 12-13TH.
,Dr. H. W.. Swigert, Ari
zona's Optometrist will be in
Williams at the Button House
on his regular visit, ' Wed:
and Thurs. April 12th and
SEE US. We bring you
reliable eye service from de
pendable Optometrists, back
ed by an exclusive Optical
house. 20 years of success
in Arizona. .
THE BUTTON HOUSE
Wed. & Thurs. April 12th
The Swigert Bros., Opt, Co.
Estab. in Ariz: 1902:
1550 California St., Denver.'
SUNDAY, APR. 2ND.
ALL, STAR CAST in
"The Old Nest"
By Rupert Hughes. The ONE
PERFECT picture ! Oh how we
wish we had one each month
like it for you ! Your money
returned to you if you do not
say it's the best picture ever
made. Adm. 25 & 55 cts.
MONDAY, APR. 3RD.
CECILE B. DeMILLE SPCL.
"Something to Think About"
With Gloria Swanson, Elliot
Dexter, Theodore ' Roberts,
Monte Blue. A picture that
peers deeply into human hearts.
DeMille has made nothing bet
TUESDAY APR. 4TH. f
- SESSUE HA YAK AW A and
. . BESSIE LOVE in - :
" "The Vermillion Pencil"
A very beautiful picture with a.
wonderful Chinese setting. R-C
WEDNESDAY, APR. STH.
BERT LYTELL in
"The Right That Failed"
A ringside romance with a two
fisted punch. A clean racy
human story of fists and kisses-
Better than "Scrap Iron".
THURSDAY, APR. 6TH.
BUCK JONES in
"Riding With Death"
A regular, genuine western
' Many say
that's a pippin !
FRIDAY, APR. 7TH.
EUGENE O'BRIEN in
SID SMITH COMEDY
"A Game Bird"
You who think O'Brien is only
a 'lounge lizzard' are in for the
surprise of yoifr life. A reg
ular' man's' man picture, and a.