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Pbyuciua and Surgeon OfficeSStata Bank Building Kendrick, Idaho. KENDRICK LODGE NO. 26. A. F. <81 A. M. Meets every second and 'jpj'L.last Thursday of the month E. W. Lui*. W. M. A. V. Dunkle, Secretary. Regular Meals 40c Short Orders all da y Prompt Service Lunches Served Any Time Mrs. Minnie McDowell N. R. Shepherd The Auctioneer TROY. IDAHO. BLACKSMITH First class work done Years of Experience Wm. Meyer KENDRICK, IDAHO Barber Shop Courteous Treatment Satisfaction Guaranteed William R.orfers WAGNER'S GARAGE Brins in your batteries before they freeze. Battery'Storagfr per mo. 50c Car Storage per month $2.50 We rebuild batteries. Autos Repaired or Overhauled Oxy'Acetylene Welding and Lathe Work 'Charges Reasonable 11 All work is guaranteed Terms Cash Drayiffiig Residence Phone 720 Kendrick Dray and Ice Co. Frank Chamberlain, Prop. Hagan & Cushing Butchers and Packers If you have anything to sell in beef pork or mutton. Phone 17 Moscow, Idaho Price on top hogs this week Fc F. 0. Moscow? A. H. OVERSMitH Attorner-at-Law UrquK.rt'Buildint Third Street Moscow, Idaho Dr. «S. A. Roe Practice Limited to Diseases of the Eye, Ear. Noae and Throat Glasses Fitted Office Over Beach's Store LEWISTON, IDAHO WEBSTER i- MAN'S MAN & Peter B. Kyne Author of "Cappy Ricks," "The VaUey of the Giants," Etc. CoRTrtg h »^y Mw R IjfM CHAPTER VI.—Webster, on his way to Sobrante, is taken ill on the train, and is In a hospital at New Orleans two weeks. Geary bungles his mission, Dolo res easily seeing through his story. She greets Mother Jenks as her friend and benefactor. Geary falls desperately in love with the girl. CHAPTER VII.—At New Orleans, while waiting for the steamer to Buenaventura, Webster saves the life of a young man who is attacked by two assassins. The youth leaves Webster without disclosing his identity. (Chapter VII Continued) ■"It does appear to me. my friend," he said presently, "that I detect some thing strangely familiar about your pajamas." "I wouldn't be the least bit surprised Mr. Webster. I found them In your suitcase." Fell a silence of perhaps half a min ute. Then : "I dislike to appear Inquisitive," Webster began, "but the fact Is. neigh bor, I'm curious to know whe^e you got that book. I observe you are read ing Samuel Butler's 'Way of All Flesh,' and that the book Is slightly damaged. Recently I purchased such a book In—" "Pray do not take the trouble to ex plain." the other answered airily. "I discovered this excellent book In your suitcase also. In fact, for me. that suitcase has proved to be a repository of treasures." John Stuart Webster's neck came out of his collar with the suddenness of a turtle snapping at a fly ; he drew himself up beside the top berth until his face was on a level with his unbid den guest's, upon whom he bent a look of mingled emotions. "Who the devil are you?" he de manded. "I regret I have no card, but even If I had It would be no kindness to Inflict upon an American gentleman the cog nomen my parents honored me with, for It la long and many-jolnted. like a peanut, and embodies the names of all the saints In the calendar. Moreover, Just at present I am traveling under •n allas. I am known as Mr. Andrew Bowers." "And your occupation?" Webster managed to articulate. "Valet de chambre to that prince of gentlemen, Mr. John S. Webster." the other replied with a mischievous gleam In his dark eyes. Mr. Webster sat down limply on the settee. He was undecided whether to roar with laughter or shriek with rage; while he struggled for a decision An drew Bowers blew smoke rings at the celling. "Haven't I seen you before?" Web ster queried presently. "I wouldn't he surprised. I drove you down to the steamer In a taxi half an hour ago. You will recall that the taxi driver carried your luggage aboard." Webster gazed around the stateroom. "Where have you hidden your livery V he demanded. "I wrapped It In n newspaper; then, seeking a moment when the deck out side was deserted. I stepped forth in my—1 beg your pardon, your—pajamas and tossed It overboard." "But apparently you did not bring aboard with you a suit of clothes to lake the place of your livery?" "Quite true—lamentably so, Mr. Webster. Perhaps you will accept my desperate need as an excuse for bor rowing your pajamas. I notice you have another suit of them. Fortunate man I" Andrew Rowers was a man of per haps thirty years, five feel ten Inches tall, and apparently In excellent health. He might have weighed a hundred and seventy pounds and he was undeniably handsome. While Webster was wondering whether his companion was merely a high-class tramp or an absconding hank cashier, a knock sounded on the stateroom door. He opeued It and the purser stood in the entrance. "Ticket, please?" he announced. Webster surrendered both tickets, receiving in turn two seat checks for the dining saloon, and the purser passed on to the next cabin. Andrew Bowers smiled a small, pre scient smile, but said nothing, and presently John Stuart Webster broke the silence. "Well," he ordered, "sing the'song or tell the story." "1 noticed you surrendered my ticket to the purser," the young man an swered Irrelevantly, "and I am glad of that. I take it as prima facie evidence that you have made up your mind to accept my company." "You're too infernally cool and cock sure, my friend," Webster warned him testily. "I pride myself on a sense of humor and I dearly love a joke until it's curried too far, but be advised in time, young man. and don't try to play horse with me. My acceptance or non acceptance of you is a subject for fu ture discussion, since at present we have some fiduciary matters before us. You owe me fifty dollars for your tick ex. Andrew Rowers, and in view of tbe fact that I never saw you before to day, suppose we start tbe voyage by squaring tbe account." Andrew Bowers sat up In the berth nnd let his legs drape over the side. "Mr. Web.ster," he began seriously, "if, prior to the arrival of the purser to col lect the tickets, you had handed my ticket to me. saying: 'Here is your ticket, Mr. Bowers. Be kind enough to reimburse me to tbe extent of fifty dollars,' I should have been compelled to admit then, as I do now, timt I haven't fifty dollars. Fortunately for me, however, you surrendered the tick et to the purser before acquainting yourself with tbe state of my for tunes ; the voyage has commenced and whether you like it or not, my dear sir, I am your guest from now until we reach San Buenaventura. Rather an Interesting situation, don't you think?" John Stuart Webster was of Scotch ancestry. He had a hereditary re gard for hauhees. He was a business man. Prodigal spender though he was and generous to a fault, the fact re mained that he always made it a point to get value received, and he was prod igal with his own money ; he preferred that .he privilege of prodigality with the Websterian funds should remain an inalienable prerogative of the sole surviving member of the Webster fam ily. "I think you're too cool, young man," Webster retorted. "Just a trifle too cocksure. Up to the present moment you have proffered no evidence why you should not be adjudged a cad. and I do not like cads nnd must decline to permit one to occupy the same state room at my expense. You are clever and amusing and I laughed at you. but at the same time my sense of humor Is not so great as to cause me to over look your Impudence and laugh with you. Now, If you have anything to say, say It quickly, because you're going to go away from here—iu a hurry." "I plead guilty to the Indictment, Mr. Webster, and submit as an excuse the fact that desperate circumstances require desperate measures. I am not begging my way, neither am I beating It. for the reason that both forms of travel are repugnant to me. 1 am merely taking advantage of certain fortuitous circumstances to force you, an entire stranger, to extend to me a credit of fifty dollars until we reach San Buenaventura, when you will be promptly reimbursed." "It Is not my habit," Webster retort ed stiffly, "to extend credit to stran gers who demand it.'' "I do not demand It. sir. I beg It of you. and because I cannot afford to be refused I-took care to arrange matters so that you would not be likely to re fuse my request. Itealty, 1 do not mean to be cocksure arid Impudent, but be fore you throw rue nut I'd like to let you in on a secret about yourself." "Well?" "Y'ou're not going to throw me out." "Why not?" "Because you can't." "That's fighting talk. Now. just to prove to you the depth of errer in which you flounder, yojtng man. 1 am about to throw you out." And be grasped Andrew Bowers In the grip of a grizzly bear and whisked him out of the top berth. "Walt one second," his helpless vie. tlm cried. "I have something to say before you go any further." "Say it." Webster ordered. "Your tongue Is the only part of you that I cannot control." "When you throw me out on deck." Andrew Bowers queried, "do your pa jamas go with me? Does the hair go with the hide?" "They cost me sixteen dollars in Salt Lake City, hut—good lord. yes. I can't throw you out mother naked ; d—n It. I can't throw you out at all." "Didn't I tell you so? Be a good fel low and turn me loose." "Certainly—for the time being. You'll stay locked in this stateroom while I have a talk with the captain. He'll probably dig up a shirt, a pair of dungarees and some old shoes for you and set you ashore before we get out of the river. If he doesn't do that he'll keep you aboard and you'll shovel coal for your passage." "But I'nt Andrew Bowers and the purser has collected my first-class ticket !" "What of It? 1 shall declare—and «rtth truth—that you are oof Andrew Bo wer» that you are i.ot ray valet, and that I did uot buy the ticket for you. I dare you to face the captain In my ph lanias and prove you aren't a stowa way." "You would win on that point," the baffling guest admitted, "but It Is a point yon will not raise. Why? Be cause I have another trump up my ki mono" He climbed back into tbe up per berth and front that vantage point gazed down henevolently upon .lohn Stuart Webster "I'm disappointed Iu von." he continued sadly. "I thought soil'd show a little normal human curi osity about me -and you haven't You In mi* ask quest Ions or I isuihl e\ ;>tm.'i, while I cunn.it volunteer tutor I a a to in of of I I of I a mathm without seeming to seek your pity, and that of course would be re pugnant to me. I am hoping you will accept my word of honor that you •ball be reimbursed two hours öfter you land In San Buenavntura." "New music to your soug, my friend, hot the same old words," Wehster re torted. and stepped to the stateroom door "You're doomed to shovel coal or go ashore." "Listen. If I go ashore, your respon sibility for my life ceases, Mr. Web ster, but If the chief engineer happens to be short one coal-passer and the captain sends me down to the stoke hole, your responsibility for my death begins, for I'll he put ashore publicly at San Buenaventura and two hours later Til be facing a firing squad In the cemetery at the Catedral de la Vera Cruz." "Gosh." John Stuart Webster mur mured dazedly, "I'm afraid I can't take a chance like that for fifty dollars. I'm whipped to a frazzle. Any time I'm sitting In hack of a royal flush nnd the other fellow bluffs me out of the pot, I always buy the wine. When It arrives we shall drink to our better acquaint ance. Pending Its arrival, please be advised that you are welcome to my pajamas, my cigarettes, my book and my stateroom. Yon are my guest and you owe me nothing, except, perhnps, your confidence, although I do nor In sist upon that point. Where I come from every man kills his own snakes." And he held up his hand for Andrew Bovvers to shake. "Mr. Wehster." the latter declared feelingly. "I am not a lord of language, so I cannot find words to thank you. I agree with you that you are entitled to my confidence. My name Is—" "Tut. tut, my boy. Your name Is Andrew Bowers, and that Identifies yoo snfflctently for the time being. When I suggested that I was entitled to a measure of your confidence. I meant on a few minor points only points on which my curiosity has been abnormally aroused. "Very well, my friend. Fire away." "Are you an American citizen?" "No. I am a citizen of Sobrante." "Yon had no money to pay for your passage to San Buenaventura so yon schemed to make me pay your way. Hence 1 take It that your presence In the capital of your native country Is a matter of extreme Importance and that the clerk In the ticket office of the Caribbean Mall line Is a friend of yours." "Quite true. He knew my need." "Yoo were under surveillance and could not leave New Orleans for San Buenaventura unless you left secretly When I purchased both berths In this stateroom and the ticket clerk knew I held a first-class ticket for a valet that was not. he decided to saw off on me a valet that was. Disguised In the liv ery of a chauffeur and carrying hand baggage you hoped to get aboard with out being detected by yonr enemies who watched the gangplank." Andrew Bowers nodded. "Do you think you succeeded?" Web ster continued. . "1 do not know, Mr. Webster. I hope so. If I did not—well, the Instant this steamer drops anchor In the roadstead at San Buenaventura, she will be hoarded and searched by the military police, I will be discovered and—" He shrugged. "Lawn party in the cemetery, eh?" Webster suggested Andrew Bowers reached under his pillow and produced two heavy auto matic pistols and a leathern box con taining five clips of cartridges. These he exhibited In silence and then thrust them buck under the pillow. "I see. Andrew. In case you're cor nered. eh? Well, I think I would pre fer to die fighting myself." "I'm not worried, Mr. Webster. Somehow, 1 think 1 rau the gantlet safely." "But why did you throw your livery overboard?" "It was of no further use to me." "But you'll have to have some clothes In which to go ashore, you amazing man." "Not at all. The steamer will arrive In the harbor «,f San Buennvennira late In the afternoon—too late to be giveD pratique that day. After dark I shall drop overboard and endeavor to swim ashore. Hud In view of that plain clothes would only prove an embar rassment. I shall land In tqy own coun try naked and penniless, hut once ashore I shall quickly find shelter. I'll have to risk the sharks, of course." "Man-eaters?" "The bay is swarming with them." "You're breaking my heart," Web ster declared sympathetically. "I sup [K»se you're going to feign Illness throughout the voyage." "Not the kind of Illness that will In terfere with my appetite. 1 have pre scribed for myself a mild attack of In flammatory rheumatism, as an excuse for remaining In bed and having my meals brought to me. This service, of •'«iiirse, will necessitate some slight ex t-eiise In tbe way of tips, bat I am hop ng yoo will see yonr way clear to tak ing care of that for your guest" Silently Webster banded Andrew Bowers ten dollars In silver. "That ought to hold you." he declared. "For the rest, you're up to some political skullduggery in Sobrante. and what It is and what's your real name are two subjects in which I am not Interested. Let It be understood that you are my valet, Andrew Bowers. That's all I know about you and that's all 1 care to know about you. 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