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(-MAN'S MAN Peter B. Kyne Author of "Cappy Ricks," "The Valley of the Giants," Etc. ^ Tly* 1 -I,, CHAPTER XIII. D «• * -w— I John Stuart Webster's agile brain was the repository of many conflict ing emotions as he bathed, shaved, and changed^ frorj _hlg^ soiled khaki field clothes to a suit of ducks before presenting himself before Dolores. Had Billy's courage forsaken him at the last minute, with the result that he bad gone back to the United States without having settled the question of Dolores' future? Had he proposed nnd been rejected, or had he proposed, been accepted, and had his plans for an Immediate marriage vetoed by Dolores? In either event, why had Billy failed to leave a note for him at the Hotel Mateo, or mailed him a letter to the Globo de Oro at San Miguel d.e Padua, advising him of the change In the plan of action outlined for him by Webster? ... «<• ------------ t, In the simplicity of his single-heart ed devotion Webster was puzzled to understand how any woman In her right mind could fail to fall In love with Billy Geary. A man he was, from heels to hair, and a man with pros pects far above the average. To Web ster's way of thinking, the girl who married Billy might well count her self fortunate. Dolores greeted him with unaffected pleasure. "Well, Caliph !" she said. Just that. I t made W ebster ^sensible öl a feeling ot Having returueu'WBêr after an absence of several years. T m so glad to see you. Miss Ruey," he replied, and added boldly, "par ticularly since I didn't expect to." She knew what her reply would lead to; nevertheless, with that dissimula tion which can only be practiced In perfection by a clever and beautiful woman, she answered with equal bold-' ness : "Indeed 1 Pray why?" "Well, for a pretty good reason, 1 think. A few weeks ago, after exam ining Bill's concession very thorough ly. I told him he was a potential mil lionaire. Now, while I disclaim any appearance of braggadocio, when John Stuart Webster, E. M., makes any mine owner a report like that, he Is apt to be taken very seriously. And having made Bill a potential million aire and arranged to give him three or four months' vacation back home, I had a notion he'd present to you a very valid reason why you should ac company him." "You are very frank, Caliph." •That's because I'm curious. He hnd a certain dream, and told me about It, and I did my little best to make It come true." "I think I understand, Caliph. It would be very difficult, I think, for anybody to meet Billy without being attracted toward him. He's one of the dearest, most lovable boys in the world—and he did do me the signal honor of asking me to marry him. So there 1" "Well, and why didn't you?" She smiled at his blunt insistence on forcing the Issue. "For a number & A & "Well, and Why Didn't You7" of excellent reasons, Caliph. In the first place, he wanted me to marry him Immediately—and I wasn't ready to leave Sobrante, while Billy was. Indeed, it was highly necessary that he should leave immediately, for the sake of his health, and I had Billy's interest at heart sufficiently to insist upon it. You seem to forget that when a girl marries she must make some preparation for the event, and if she has any close relatives, such as a brother, for instance, she likes to have that relative present at the cere mony. You will recall, Caliph, that I have a brother and that you have pT-nrp'cod to introduce me to him very er I as to sGortry.- - - ■----- "By Judas, I never thought of that, Miss Ruey," the repentant Webster answered. "In fact, I wasn't think ing o? aftybody's interest In this mat ter but Bill's." r ti .w* ' 1 "Not gven of mine, Caliph?" re proachfully. "That goes without saying. Could I have done anything nicer for you than fix It for Bill so he would be in posi tion to marry you?•Here you are, practically alone in the world—at least you were when Bill met you and fell in love with you—and I know that boy so well I was convinced, aft er meeting you, that his futurg happi ness and yours would best be con served if you married him. I realize this is a most unusual conversa tion—-". ..,1 "Quite "to be expected of an unusual man, Caliph. And I do not think you were one bit presumptuous. It was wonderfully dear of you, and I am profoundly grateful that Billy and l have such a true, unselûsli fr^tf, whose first thought Is for our happi ness. Of course, you realize how bad I felt to think I couldn't accede to Billy's plan. Billy's such a dear, it quite broke my heart to disappoint him, but a little temporary unhappi ness will not ruin Billy, will It? It makes me feel blue to talk about It, Caliph." "Not at all, not at all, Miss Ruey. Bill Is one of the Impulsive, whirl wind kind, up In the clouds today and down In the slough of despond tomorrow. He'll survive the shock. However. I'm glad to know everything will come out all right Seeing you here gave me a momentary chill ; thought a cog had slipped somewhere, so I helped myself to Cupid's license and asked. A man cannot learn very much from a woman unless lie asks questions, can he? I mean on the sub ject of love." She smiled a little, wistful, knowing smile. "No, Caliph," she answered se riously, "somehow the Master of ' Things ordained that on the subject of love mnn must do all the talking." "Yes, but on the other hand, wom an has the last word—as usual. How ever, the only thing In your case and Billy's that worries me is the thought that since Bill left his magnet behind he will be drawn back here before he Is In the kind of shape, physically, that I want him to be In before he relieves me on the Job so I can go away." "Do not worry on that point. Ca liph. I am your ally there; between us both I think we can manage him." "Fine business ! And with those few kind words we'll dismiss William until you care to talk about him agnin, although if you're as deep in love as Bill you'll not stay off the subject very long. Hope you haven't been Into mischief." "I haven't been Idle. I've made sev eral dresses for Mother Jenks and done a lot of fancy work and begun the study of my mother tongue. If my brother should become president of this country, It would ill become his sister not to be able to speak Spanish. By the way, Billy told me you were going to remain up In the hills quite a while yet. What brought you back to town so soon?" "Expected I'd have some freight ar riving shortly." "How long will you remain In Bue naventura ?" Considering the fact that he was no longer subject to temptation, since the object of his temptation was now definitely promised to his friend, Bil ly, Webster suddenly decided to re main until the political atmosphere should be cleared, although prior to his conversation with Dolores he hnd cherished a definite plan to go back to the hills within 48 hours. "I'm going back," he replied sober ly, "after I have kept my promise and introduced you to your brother in the government palace. If I can not introduce him to you there, the ti tle to our mining concession will be clouded, in which event it will not be necessary for Billy or myself to fuss with it further." He related to her the Information gleaned from her brother two days previously. "It's no use for an Individual to fight a government despot In courts controlled by the latter," he conclud ed. "Your brother must win and de pose the Sarros; then with the title to the property certified by the gov ernment ns without a flow, I may dare to spend $50,000 developing it" "And if my brother doesn't win?" "I may never have an opportunity to present you to him. We mustn't be squeamish about this matter, Miss Ruey. If Ricardo doesn't turn the trick, he may go the way of his fa ther, unless he can manage to get out of the country." She was silent, digesting this grim alternative. "As I understand it. then. f -nl'nh R I "'-»V . _. .tr~ ri V - glad ster and I'll is do ing El to a I ' - olutïôn when fié strikes The first blow." "I think so. I dare say Ricardo hopes to take Sarros by surprise, bot tle the city garrison up In the cuar tel and the government palace and there besiege them. Having secured nominal control of a seaport, he can Import arms and ammunition ; also he can recruit openly, and at his leisure hunt down the outlying garrisons. The Sarros crowd doesn't suspect his pres ence in Sobrante, and by a quick, sav age stroke he should be able to Jerk this one-horse government up by the heels In Jig time—particularly since the citizenry feel no loyalty toward the Sarros regime nnd nre only kept in subjection through fear and lack of a leader. I'm going to play Ricar do to wifi, if he isn't killed in the opening row, for I'm certain he'll lead his men." "I dnre say he Is greatly like his father—not nfrnid to die for his coun try," she replied presently. "I am glad to be here when he takes that risk." "Ohj but yo^i mustn't be here," Web ster profesfed. "Why?" 1 - "Because there'll be street fighting —probably of a desperate character, and I understand your countrymen go rather war-mod and do things not sanctioned by The Hague tribunal. If there's a steamer in port at the time I'll put you aboard her until the Issue is decided. I'm going to see Ricar do tomorrow night nnd learn the de tails of his plan of campaign ; nftei that I'll be able to act Intelligently.*' Ricardo Ruey, with Dr. Pncheco nnd Colonel Carnveo, were engaged In consultation when Jack Webster, hav ing left the Hotel Mateo via his bed room window In order to avoid pos sible espionage and made hîs way fo El Buen Amigo on foot, was an nounced by Mother Jenks. The three conspirators greeted him Joyously, ns Indeed ttiê'ÿ' should, fôf mil lôÿft? friendship hnd thus far been one of their principal bulwarks. "Well," Webster Inquired, after greeting them and carefully closing the door behind him, "here l am In Buenaventura, marking time and, like Mr. Mlcawber, waiting for something to turn up." "You will not be required to wnit long," Colonel Carnveo assured him. "Thanks to your kindly offices, the trap Is already baited." "Our friend, Ruey, has, since our first meeting. Insisted on dispensing with my consent when using me to promote his enterprises, Colonel. Straflge to say, I have been unable to berate him for his Impudence. I was down at Leber's warehouse this after noon. You have enough road-making tools consigned to me there to build a pretty fair highway to the gates of the government palace, I should sn.v. I hope you have nil pondered the re sult to me, an Innocent bystander, if your enemies should take a notion to open one of those cases of shovels." Colonel Caraveo favored him with n benignant smile. "You forget, my friend, that I flhj. second In command In the Intelligence dèpartment, and thnt during the absence of your par ticular friend, Raoul Sarros, in New Orleans, I am first in command. Since I already know what those cases con tain, naturally I shall not take the trouble to Investigate." "Well, that's a comfort, Colonel." "You have investigated your raining concession. Webster?" Ricardo Ruey asked. "You bet." "What did you find?" "A couple of millions In sight." Ricardo shook his head slowly. "It Is not In sight, old man," he reminded Webster. "Without our nid—and you cannot have our aid unless our revo lution Is successful, when you shall have it freely—your millions are, most positively, not In sight. If you want those millions, friend Webster, there is but one way to get them— and thnt Is to close your eyes and play our gnme to the limit. I wonder if you'd go further—about $40,000 fur ther, to be exact." "I might, but I never go it blind for a wad like that. What's your trou ble?" "The Individual In ehnrge of the funds of the revolutionary Junta In New' Orleans was murdered last night ; the funds were deposited to his cred it as agent in a certain bank, and be fore the junta can obtain legal pos session of them again the psychologi cal time for their use will have passed. "We have a steamer chartered, nnd 200 men, whose business it is to fight under any ting at $5 gold per day and no questions asked, are now mark ing time, on the Isle of Pines, off the coast of Cuba, waiting for our steam er to call for them nnd land them, with their rifles and ammunition nnd six 75-mlllhneter field guns and some rapid-fire Maxims, at San Bruno, some 18 miles up the coast from hero. "The guns and munitions are now in Tampa, having been shipped to "ur agent there on sight draft, with bill of inding attached ; the steamer is char tered and en route to Tampa from Norfolk, Va., and we must pay the owners $10,000 the day she begins tak ing on her cargo, and $10,000 before she unloads It on lighters at San Bruno. "We must also pay 200 men one month's pay In advance—that Is, $30, 0O0; we cannot meet this expense and still take up that sight draft now awaiting our attention in the bank at Tampa» (By Pete ling her was for ona Mrs. the Bills was by ful of out eon Continued Next Friday a Not True Charity. We believe It was Emerson who said you had to give affection with money In order to make it count. So much charity is pocket deep. SOCIETY (By Mrs. Edna Walker, Phone 745) Eighteen members of the Helping Hand club met at the home of ^Irs. Pete Anderson last Friday. The guests tied a comforter for Mrs. An derson after which a handkerchief shower was given for Mrs. Ben Bol ling who has gone to Firth to make her future home. Mrs. Olive Miller was presented with a dainty remem brance booklet, as she leaves soon for lier new home at Arco. Miss Le ona Hines, Miss Ada Yost and Miss Nellie McCoy furnished a delightful program of 'music during the after noon. At the close of the entertain ment an i ' iborate luncheon was served. 'lie club will meet with Mrs. H. C. llubberd June 17th. • • A soci 1 was li°ld Friday night in the first ward hall in honor of Ivan ! Bills and Ray Eskelson, who have re turned from their missions. After u delightful program dancing was the evening's diversion, * * The Past Noble Grand club of Progress Rebekah lodge met at the country home of Mrs. J. H. Bond, June second. A large number being present. A short business session was held, conducted by the president, Mrs. F. A. Bell, followed by a talk by Mrs. Salmon of Portland, who took as her subject. "Rebekah." This was very instructive and help ful to all. Delicious refreshments were served by the hostess. The next meeting will be with Mrs. E. M. Hubble, July first. H 1 I Mrs. Ernest Nugent and Mrs. Paul Kreft. entertained at five tables of 00" Saturday evening at the home of Mrs. Nugent. A 'color scheme of lavender and white was carried out with wild flowers and lilacs through out the house, and the score cards were also in lavender and white. Dr. Simmons and Mr. Weinrich cut for gentlemen's high score, while Miss Ann Burgraff won ladies' high score. After a most enjoyable evening of cards, an elegant two-course lunch eon was served. j i ] Mrs. C. V. Fisher gave the first of a series of parties Saturday after noon complimenting her sister, Mrs. Leslie Kidneigh, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, and Mrs. C. L. Eakin, of Blackfoot. The decorations used throughout the rooms were lilacs and iris. There were six tables arranged for bridge, tlie high score being awarded to Mrs. Fred ßeeger. Miss Alta Sturdevant of Anaconda, Mon* tana, who was an out of town guest, won the all cut prize. Assisting the hostess were the Misses Mary and Sue Harris and Mrs. F. C. Christ. Monday Mrs. Fisher entertained at five tables of bridge, with gues'.U coming for tea during the afternoon. Mrs. G. H. Holbrook won tTie high score prize, the all icut prize falling to Mrs. T. G. Stewart, of El Paso, Texas. Each afternoon the honor guests received tokens of friendship Miss Maxine Fisher received the guests at the door. Mrs. L. C. Rock wood of Shelley, Mrs. W. F. Berry man and Mrs. Hamilton Wright as sisted in serving the two course luncheon. * • Mrs. F. J. Cowen was the charm ing hostess of the P. E. O. sisterhood Chapter B, when they held the last ■meeting of the season Tuesday. Tho house was beautiful with silver bowls, cut, glass vases and crystal baskets containing a quantity of spring flowers, with a profusion of diasies, the P. E. O. flowers. After the regular meeting, the social hour was spent at auction bridge, compli menting Mrs. John Brown, who lias recently returned from California, and Mrs. C. L. Hart of Twin Falls, Mrs. Cowell's sister. Mrs. L. C. Col lins won the high score prize, tho all cut prize falling to Mrs. E. L. Scott. The honor guests received ap propriate guest trophies. After the games the hostess served a dainty menu. * * Mrs. John Brown entertained at a one o'clock bridge luncheon Friday at her home on North Shilling ave nue, honoring Mrs. Charles Hart, of Twin Falls. Purple and white lilacs in a cut glass bowl formed a center piece for the table. Mrs. Neil F. Boyle and Mrs. W. E. Patrie won the prizes for playing high sore, Mrs. Hart receiving a guest prize. The house was prettily decorated throughout with purple and white iris. The invited guests were Mes dames Charles Hart, F. C. Christ, W. E. Patrie, J. II. Early. S. W. Wilson, Neil F. Boyle and David Biethan. * * Mrs. H. D. MaeCosham was hostess to the A. B. C. club Thursday at her home on East Court street. A pleas ant afternoon was spent at auction bridge. • • Tho Baptist Womans Union met with Mrs. S. T. Clark Wednesday af ternoon at her home on East Alice street. Late in the afternoon the hostess served lovely refreshments. • • Last Thursday afternoon Mrs. Per cy Jones was hos'ess to the Embroid ery club. The hostess had tables arranged for cards which were play ed after an hour of needlework was enjoyed. A two course luncheon was served after cards at the small tables. The Embroidery lub was delight fully entertained Thursday after noon at the home of Mrs. J C. Mil lick on Shilling avenue. Mrs. Percy-Jones entertained at auction bridge Wednesday afternoon and has invitations issued for Five Hundred party Ffiday. • * * 1 4 Mrs. Clifton Albertson entertain ed the Methodist Ladies' Aid Wed nesday afternoon. After an enter taining musical program the hostess served danty refreshmentis. ALWAYS BUSY The Drs. Whistler & Whistler just received a large electric treating machine by express. It was so large O o that you would think the doctors] would have shipped it by freight in stead of by express, but owing to the increase in business they could not wait, as they needed it for their pa tients and were willing to pay tile express. This machine contains many different forms of electricity, as fol lows. The Telsa high irequency current. Tlie doctors say this is the most cur ative form of electricity known to tlie present day. Next, the D'Arsonval current which is used in many different ways and the doctors say it takes the place of the old fashioned way of sweating your patients. Tlie Sinusodial current is the next lone which is claimed by the doctors lo be almost positive cure for Lum bago, Sciatica and many oDlier forms of rheumatism. Then next is tlie Cautery current used only in minor surgery, such as removing tonsils, adnoids and eutan ions growths. It also has a diagnos tic. current used to examine the ear, nose and throat. The doctors say this is the most complete machine manufactured for electropathic work. This makes the fifth electrical ap pliance that the doctors have added to their treating parlors since open ing here, besides the appliances they moved from their offices in Rexburg. The doctors claim to have one of the most up-to-date Chiropractic and Electropathic parlors in this part of the state and they are so perfect in their work that they guarantee re sults or your money back. No wonder they are busy tf. NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the Probate Court of Bingham County, State of Idaho. In the Matter of the Estate of Adam Yancey, Deceased. Notice is hereby given, by t1*e un dersigned, Alice Yancey, administra trix of the estate of Adam Yancey, Deceased, to tho creditors of, and all persons having claims against, said deceased, to exhibit them with tlie necessary vouchers within ten months after the first publication of this notice to the said Alice Yancey, at the office of A. S. Dickinson, Esq., Kecks Block, Blackfoot, Idaho, which office the undersigned selects as her place of business in all matters con nected with said estate. Dated June 9th, 1921. ALICE YAN|CEY, Administratrix of the Estate of Ad am Yancey, Deceased. A. S. DICKINSON, Attorney for Administratrix. J 10-17-24 July 1 4t. CHILD DROWNS IN DITCH The five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph, who live near the Porterville bridge north of Blackfoot, was drowned in an irrlgaton ditch Tuesday evening. The little girl and a siBter two years old were following their fath er as he was irrigating, and accord ing to the explanation given by the two year old, tho other child was crossing the ditch on a board and fell into the water. The body was not found until the following morning. America's Premier Male Quartet Coming Celebrated "Orpheus Four," Winners of High Honors at Sen Francisco Exposition, to Sing at Chautauqua ItT The Orpheus Four, of tlie Orpheus Club, Los Angeles, Is credited with be ing the best male quartet In the country today. They will long be remembered by Sat. Francisco Exjh sltlon patrons for their no ta Me singing there, carrying iff the International Gold Medal at tl at time. This organization lias been touring the country for years. Their repertoire s unquestionably the most extensive of any male quartet. Ranging from the iitfng melodies of popular favor to grand rpern selections, every number dls •loses c'. irity of individual tone, delicate blending, thorough command of tonal intrust and coloring. They will present two concerts on the third day. 30000000000000 o o O QROVELAND NEWS O o o ooooooooooooooo The Relief society met at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Hale Thurs day afternoon, Mary Hale presid ing, with a program as follows: Singing, "Now Let Us Rejoice," by members of the society; Reading by Alma Mason; Song, "Ere You Left Your Home," by Mrs. Font Hale; Lesson. "Confirmation," by Mrs. El sie Johnson. Testimonials were given by the. following sisters: Ida Barrus, Margaret Eliason. Alice Yancey, Nel Blackfoot visitors Saturday. lie Reynolds. Alma Mason, Elizabeth Hi kenlobper; Benediction by Mrs. Ida Barrus. After the program so cial ( hat was in order after which refreshments were served. Mrs. Faunt Hale and Ina Jewett were ad mitted to membership. Mrs. Sylvia Hale was voted in as assistant secre tary. The Relief Society teachers were sustained. Twenty-one members were present. Mr. Victor Hampton and brothers. Dr. and Fred, went on a fishing trip the past week. Mr. Carl Beasley of Canada is vis iting his mother and friends in these parts. Arroot Hale, Horace Eliason, El mer Hale and Grover Nygard were Miss Nora Lindsay and Mr. Golden Hale were united in marriage in tho Logan temple last Wednesday. Golden promising young man and Nora exant,plary young woman so we wish them happiness and success along life's journey. They are spend ing their honey moon with relatives in Ogden. The Mutual Improvement associa tion tiro contemplating putting on a pageant in the near future, with Mrs. George Bailey in charge. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hale have moved to the Lavas. Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Shoemaker went to Trenton, Utah, Friday, to attend tlie memorial services of the late William Netcher who was killed on the battlefields of France. Mrs. Fred Hammond spent Mon day afternoon with Mrs. Claus An derson and Mrs. Flora Havens. Mr. and Mrs. James Nunnelly went to Blackfoot Thursday to have the photos taken of their one year old twin girls. Tho farmers are all busy thinning their beets. Fred Bergeson went to Lewis ton, Utah, to attend the funeral of a nephew who was killed by a borse. Mr. and Mrs. Emeron Yancey bad their twin babies blessed at sacra ment mooting Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Hale mot ored to Springfield Sunday. Miss Veda Bowker underwent an operation Monday at the Blackfoot hospital and is getting along nicely. Mrs. Grover Nygard and Mrs. Jas. Christensen visited Mrs. S. Thomp son of Blackfoot Monday. Mr. Nels Johnson is remodeling Ills house. Lutheran Church—Blackfoot Sunday school at 10 a. m. We want to remind you of the adult Bible class* Come so you can attend that. Services at 11 a. in. "We should so fear and love God a« not to despise His word and tlie preaching of the Gospel, but deem it. Holy and will ing to hear and learn it." Bible Statistics. In the Bible mention is made of nineteen different precious stones, six metals, one hundred and four trees and plants, thirty-five uiiluiuls, thirty nine birds, six fishes, eleven reptiles, twenty Insects nnd other small crea tures.