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W. A. Roth well, M. D.
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
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in
of
of
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of
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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. In fact, the less
I know about you the less will I have
to explain in the event of your sudden
demise."
"Fair enough," quoth Andrew Bow
ers. "You're a man after my own
heart. I thank you."
(To be continued)
The Farmers Elevator
And Warehouses
Receivers* of bulk and sacked grain and pay current
market price.
We sell Grain Sacks. Hinder Twine, and Rolled
Feed of all kinds.
We also handle the celebrated
Martin's Rest Flour
Farina, Graham and Peacock Rolled Oats at lowest
market pi ice. Give us a trial and be convinced.
Phone ÎÎ 12
Kendrick Rockdale Co.
A-V
When Opportunity Comes
This country is full of splendid business op
portunities tor the young man. Somewhere
sometime your chance will come.
At such a time even a tew hundred dol
lars, carefully saved and banked will help
enormously, because the only sound way to
start any proposition is to finance it in part
yourself.
Save your money. Start a Savings
Account at this bank, now, and be ready
when your opportunity comes.
One Dollar or More
Starts an A cccurt at this Ban
THE FARMERS BANK
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Salmon Ï? Chase
As a farmer boy
he saved his money
and got an edu
cation. Then he taught school, became
United States Senator, Secretary of the Treasury in
President Lincoln's cabinet. Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court.
There is no limit to die big achievements
that can grow out of small savings in the beginning.
If your ambition goes no further than marriage, home»
children, education for the children, a happy old age;
k will require money.
Deposit a part of your earnings regularly
in this bank. Be thus insured against warn, and be
ready to grasp opportunity for profitable investment.
Success comes rarely in any other way.
Multiply your money in our care.
Kendrick State Bank
Kendrick, Idaho

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