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Leading Manilla tourers and .'ire
giving a I'M\'Ii (3) ye ir guaran-
ue on llie same. Call and get
prices and read the guarantee
that we furnish
toward accumulating something lor the
future. The times were never more favor
able, and no income is so small th.u some
part of it cannot he put aside for future in
vestment. Make your start now while
are prospering. The time may come
when a little ready nionev, together with
vour "bank credit," may he worth many
times the amount of your systematic ac
Your account will receive careiul at
tention at the
Prize Offers from leading Manufacturers
tolnventors." "Inventions needed."
•'Why some inventors fail." Send rough sketch or model for
search of Patent Office records. Our_Mr. Greeley was formerly.
Acting Commissioner of Patents, and as such had full charge .of
the 1). S. Patent Office.
Dr. John J. Clemmer
Martin Building
Dealer in
Gold Filling $1.50 up
Silver Pilling 75e
Cement Pilling 75c
Gold Crowns.... 5.0(1 up
Porcelain Crowns 5.00
Bridge Work $5 a tooth
Plates 7.50
Carpets and Matting
king: in All it? Franchp*
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Boyd Emerson and "Flngerless" Fniwr
enter Kalvlk, Alaska, find meet a young
white woman. Cherry Malotte, who shel
ters them. ______
HO la she?" asked Emerson.
"You heard, didn't you?
She's Miss Malotte, and she's
certainly some considerable
lady," answered the crook.
"Yes, but who la she? What does
this mean?" Emerson pointed to the
provisions and fittings about them.
"What Is she doing here alone?"
"Maybe you'd better ask her your
self," said Fraser.
For the first time in their brief ac
quaintance Emerson detected a strange
note in the rogue's voice.
The Indian girl summoned them, and
they followed her through the long
passageway into the other bouse,
where, to their utter astonishment,
they seemed to step out of the frontier
and Into the heart of civilization. Tbey
found a tiny dining room perfectly ap
pointed. in the center of which, won
der of wondera, was a round table
gleaming like a deep mahogany pool,
upon the surface of which flouted
gauzy hand worked napery, glinting
sliver and sparkling crystal, the dark
polish of the wood reflecting the light
from shaded candles. It held a deli
cately figured service of blue and gold,
while the selection of thin stemmed
glasses all in rows indicated the char
acter of the entertainment that await
ed them. The men's eyes were too
busy with the unaccustomed sight to
note details carefully, but they felt soft
carpet beneath their feet and observed
that the walls were smooth and har
moniously papered.
"This is m-marvelous," murmured
Emerson. "I'm afraid we're not In
"Indeed you are," said the girl, "and
I am delighted to have somebody to
talk to. It's very lonesome here."
"This Is certainly a swell tepee," Fra
ser remarked. "How did you do it?"
"I brought my things with me from
"Nome!" ejaculated Emerson quickly.
"Why. I've been in Nome ever since
the cauip was discovered. It's strange
we never met."
"1 didn't stay there very long: I wen!
back to Dnwsou."
Again he fancied the girl's eyes held
a vague challenge, but be could not
be sure, for she seated him and then
gave some instructions to the Aleut
girl. Boyd, becoming absorbed iu lilt)
own thoughts, grew more silent as the
signs of refinement and civilization
about him revived memories long
stifled. This was not the effect for
which the girl bad striven Her
younger guest's taciturnity, which grew
as the dinner progressed, piqued her.
so at the first opportunity she beut her
efforts toward rallying him. He an
swered politely, but she was ptMverlwm
to shake off his mood.
At fast he spoke:
"You said those wnwhmou have In
structions not to harbor travelers.
Why Is that?"
"It is the policy of the rompautes.
They are afraid somebody will discov
er gold around here. You see. this Is
the greatest salmon river iu the world.
The 'run' is tremendous and seems to
be unfailing hence the cannery people
wish to keep it all to themselves."
"1 don't quite understand"—
"It Is simple enough. Kalvlk is so
Isolated and the fishing season Is so
short that the companies have to send
their crews In from the States and
take them out again every summer.
Now. if gold were discovered here
abouts the fishermen would all quit
and follow the 'strike,' which would
mean the ruin of the year's catch and
the loss of many hundreds of thou
sands of dollars. Why, this village
would become a city in no time if such
a thing were to happen. The whole
region would fill up with miners, and
not only would labor conditions be en
tirely upset for years, but tbe eyes of
the world, being turned this way, oth
er people might go Into the fishing
business and create a competition
which would both influence prices and
deplete tbe supply of fish In the Kal
vlk river. So, you see, there are many
reasons why this region is forbidden
to miners. You couldn't buy a pound
of food nor get a ulgbt's lodging here
for a king's ransom. Tbe watchmen's
jobs depend upon their unbroken bond
of inhospitality. and the Indians dare
not sell you anything, not even a dog
fish, under penalty of starvation, for
they are dependent upon tbe compa
nies' stores."
"So tbnt is why you hnve establish
ed a trading post of your own?"
"Oh. dear. no. This isn't a store.
This food Is for my men."
"Your men?"
••Mrs. Brown asked for my
bread recipe to-day—and I
simply told her Ceresota
4" 4'•
Author of "The Spoilers" and
•The Banter"
"Yes. I have a crew out in the bills
on a grub stake. This is our cache.
While they prospect for gold 1 stand
guard over the provisions."
Fraser chuckled softly. "Then you
are bucking tbe salmon trust?"
"After a fashion, yes. 1 knew this
country bad never been gone over, so
I staked six men, chartered a schoon
er and came down here from Nome In
the early spring. We stood off the
watchman, and when the supply ships
arrived we hud these houses complet
ed. and my men were out iu the hills
where it was hard to follow them. I
stayed behind and stood the brunt of
"But surely they didn't undertake to
Injure you?" said Emerson, now thor
oughly interested In this extraordinary
young woman.
"Oh. didn't they!" she nnswered.
with a peculiar laugh. "You don't ap
preciate the character of these people.
There is no real code of financial mo
rality. and the battle for dollars is the
bitterest of all contests. Of course,
being a woman, they couldn't very well
attack me personally, but they tried
everything except physical violence,
and 1 don't know how long they will
refrain from that. These plants are
owned separately, but they operate un
der an agreement with one man at the
head. His name is Marsh—Willis
Marsh—and of course he's not my
"Sort of *unlted we stand, divided
we fall.'
"Exactly. That spreads the respon
sibility and seems to leave nobody
guilty for his evil deeds. The first
thing they did was to sink my schoon
er. In the morning you will see her
spars sticking up through the ice out
in front there. One of their tugs *ac
cldentally* ran her down, although she
was at anchor fully 300 feet Inside tbe
channel line. Then Marsh actually
bad the effrontery to come here per
sonally and demand damages for the
Injury to his towboat, falsely claiming
there were no lights on the schooner.
When I still remained obdurate tie
lie"— She paused. "You may have
heard of it. He killed one of my meu.'°
"Impossible!" ejaculated Boyd.
"Oh, but it isn't impossible. Any
thing Is possible with unscrupulous
men where there is no law. The.v hail
at nothing when in chase of money
They are different from women iu that
I never heard of a wonuui doing mur
der for money."
"Was it really murder V"
"Judge for yourself. .My man came
down for supplies, and they got nun
drunk—be was a drinking man—then
they stabbed him. They said a China
uian did it In a brawl, but Willis
Marsh was to blame. They brouubt
the |Kor fellow here and laid hiiu on
my steps, as if I had been the cuuse
of It. Oh. was horrible, horrible!"
"And you still stuck to your post?"
said Emerson curiously
"Certainly! This adventure means a
great deal to me, and, besides, I will
not be beaten"—the stem of the glass
with which she had been toying snap
ped suddenly—"at anything."
The unsuspected luxury of the din
ing room and the excellence of the din
ner itself had In a measure prepared
Emerson for what he found in tbe liv
ing room. Oue thing staggered bim—a
piano. Tbe bearskins on the floor, the
big sleepy chairs, the reading table lit
tered with magazines, the shelves of
books, even the basket of fancy work
all these be could accept without fur
ther parleying, but a piano—in Kalvik!
Again Boyd withdrew into that si
lent mood from which no effort on tbe
part of his hostess could arouse hint,
and it soon became apparent from tbe
listless bung of his hands and the dis­
tant llgnt in nts eyes that he had even
become unconscious of her presence in
the room.
After an hour, during which Emer
son barely spoke, she tired of Fraser's
anecdotes, which had long ceased to
be amusing, and. going to piano, shuf
fled the sheet tnusic idly, inquiring:
"Do you care for music?" Iler re
mark was aimed at Emerson, but the
other answered: "My favorite hymn
is tbe 'Maple Leaf Iiag.' Let her go,
Cherry settled herself obligingly and
played runtime. She wns in the midst
of some syncopated uie::sure when
Boyd spoke abruptly, "I'lease play
She understood what be meant and
began really to play, realizing very
soon that at least one of her guests
knew and loved music. Under her
deft fingers the instrument became a
medium for musical speech. Gay
roundelays, swift, passionate Hunga
rian dances, bold Wagnerian strains
followed in quick succession, and the
more her utter abandon tbe more cer
tainly she felt the younger man re
spond. Then her dream filled eyes
widened ns sh" listened to voice
breathing lii'e luto the words, lie sang
with the ense and flexibility of an
artist, his powerful baritone blending
perfectly with her contralto.
For the first time she felt the man's
personality, bis magnetism, as if he
bud dropped bis cloak and stood at ber
side in his true semblance.
"Oh. thank you." she breathed.
"Thank you." he said. "1—1—that's
tbe first time iu ages that I've bad the
heart to sing. 1 was hungry for mu
sic 1 was starving for it. I've sat iu
my cabin at uiglit longing for it until
my soul fairly ached with tbe silence."
tie took a seat near the girl and con
tinued to talk feverishly, unable to
give voice to his thoughts rapidly
Fraser ambled clumsily Into the con
versation. Emerson listened tolerant
ly. idly ruuuing through tbe maga
zines at bis hand, his hostess watch
ing him covertly. Suddenly the smile
of amusement that lurked about bis
lip corners and gave him a pleasing
look hardened in a queer fashion. He
started, theu stared at one of the
pages, while the color died out of bis
browu cheeks. Cherry saw the hand
that held the magazine tremble. He
looked up at ber and. disregarding
Fraser, broke in harshly:
"Have you read this magazine?"
"Not entirely."
"I'd like to take oue page of it."
"Why. certainly," she replied.
He produced a knife and with one
quick stroke cut a single leaf out of
the magazine, which he folded and
thrust into the breast of his coat.
"Thank you." he muttered, then fell
to staring ahead of him. again heed
less of his surroundings. This abrupt
relapse Into his former state of sullen
and defiant silence tantalized the girl.
He offered no explanation and took
no further part in the conversation
uutll. noting the lateness of tbe hour,
he rose aud thanked her for her hos
pitality in the same deadly, indifferent
"The music was a great treat." he
said, looking beyond her aud holding
aloof, "a very great treat. I enjoyed
It immensely, (iood night."
Cherry Malotte had experienced a
new sensatiou. and she didn't like it.
She vowed iugrily that she disliked
men who looked past her. Indeed, she
could not recall any other who had
ever dotie so. Iler chief concern had
always been to check their ardor. She
resolved viciously that before she was
through with this young man he would
make her a less listless adieu. She as
sured herself that he was a selfish, sul
len boor, who needed to be taught a
lesson in manners for his own good if
for nothing else. She darted to the ta
ble, snatched up the magazine and
skimuied through it feverishly. Ab.
here was tbe place!
A woman's face with some meaning
less uame beneath tilled each page.
Along the top rau the heading. "Fa
mous American Beauties." So it was
a woman! She skipped backward aud
forward among the pages for further
possible enlightenment, but there was
no article accompanying the pictures.
It was merely an illustrated section
devoted to the photographs of promi
nent actresses and society women,
most of wiiotu she had never heard of,
though here and there she saw a name
that was familiar. In the center was
that tantalizlngly cleau cut edge which
bad subtracted a face from the gal
lery-a face which she wanted very
much to see.
She shrugged her shoulders careless
ly. Theu. in a sudden access of fury,
she Hung the mutilated magazine vi
ciously into :i fur corner of the room.
Tbe travelers slept late on the fol
lowing morning, for the weariness of
weeks was upon them, ami the little
bunk room they occupiitl adjoined the
main building and was dark. W hen
they came forth they found l.lntUawa
na in the store and a few moments
later were called to breakfast.
"Where is your mistress?" inquired
"She go see my sicl luvdev." said
the Indian gii'l. recalling Cherry's
mention of the child ill with measles.
"She all the time give medicine to
Aleut babies," Chakawana continued,
"all the time give, give, give some
thing. Indian people love her."
They were still talking when they
heard tiie Jingle of many bells, and the
door burst opeu to admit Cherry, who
»amo with a rush of yotirh and health
us fresh us the braciug ail' thai billow
ed her. Tbe cold had reddened her
chceks and quickened her eyes
"Good morning, p-tii'o:nen!" nho
cried, removing tiie v. hire fur
which gave a setting to her sparkling
eyes and teeth. "Oh. but It's a glori
ous morning! We did the five miles
from the village In seventeen minutes."
"And how Is your measly patleut?"
asked Fraser.
"He's doing well, thank you." She
stepped to tbe door to admit Chakn
wana, who had evidently hurried
around from the other house a:ul now
came iu, bareheaded aud heedless of
tbe cold, bearlug a bundle clasped to
her breast. "1 brought the little fel
low home with me. See!"
"I dure say Kalvlk Is rather lively
during tbe summer season," Emerson
remarked to Cherry later In the day.
"Yes: tbe ships arrive in May, and
tbe fish begin to run in July. After
that nobody sleeps."
"It must be rather Interesting."
"It is more than that: it is inspiring.
Why, tbe story of the salmon is an
epic iu itself. You know tbey live a
cycle of four yenrs, no more, always
returning to tbe waters of their nativ
ity to die. And 1 have heard It said
that during one of those four years
tbey disappear, no one knows where,
reappearing out of tbe mysterious
depths of the sea as If at a signal.
They come by the legion. In countless
scores of thousands, and when once
they have tasted the waters of their
birth they never touch food again, nev
er cease their onward rush until they
become bruised und battered wrecks,
drifting down from the spawning beds.
When tbe call of nature ts answered
and tbe spawn is laid they die. They
never seek the salt sea again, but car
pet the rivers with their bones. When
they feel the homing Impulse they
come from the remotest depths, bead
ing unerringly for the particular par
ent stream whence they originated. If
sand bars should block their course In
dry seasons or obstacles intercept them
tbey will hurl themselves out of tbe
water In an endeavor to get across.
They may disregard a thousand rivers
one by one, but when they finally taste
tbe sweet currents which flow from
their birthplaces their whole nature
changes, and even their physical fea
tures alter. They grow thin, and tbe
bead takes on the sinister curve'of tbe
preying bird.
"Why, you just ought to witness the
•run.' These empty waters become
suddenly crowded, and tbe fish come
In a great silver horde, which races up,
up. up toward death and obliteration.
They come with the violence of a sum
mer storm like a prodigious, gleaming
army they swarm and bend forward,
eager, undeviating. one purposed. It's
quite Impossible to describe it, this
great sliver horde. They are entirely
defenseless, of course, and almost
every living thing preys upon them.
Tbe birds congregate in millions, the
four footed beasts come down from
tbe hills, tlie Apaches of the sea harry
them In dense droves, and even man
appears from distant coasts to take
his toll, but still they press bravely on.
Tbe clank of machinery makes the
hills rumble the hiss of steam and
the sighs of the soldering furnaces
are like the complaint of some giant
overgorging himself."
"How long does It all last?"
"Only about six weeks then the
furnace fires die out. tbe ships are
loaded, tbe men go to sleep, after
which Kalvik sags back into its teo
months' coma, becoming, as you see it
now. a dead, deserted village, shunned
by man."
"But 1 don't see how those huge
plants can pay for their upkeep with
such a short run."
"Well, they do, and. what's more,
they pay tremendously, sometimes 100
per tent a year or more.
"Two years ago a ship sailed Into
port in early May loaded with an army
of men with machinery, lumber, coal,
and so forth. Tbey landed, built tbe
plant and bad It ready to operate by
the time tbe run started. Tbey made
their catch aud sailed away again in
August with enough salmon in the hold
to pay twice over for the whole thing.
Willis Marsh did even better than
that the year before, but of course tbe
price of fisb was high then. Next sea
son will be another big year."
"How is that?"
"Every fourth season the run is
large uobody knows why. Every time
there is a presidential electiou tbe fisb
are shy and very scarce: that lifts
prices. Every year in which a presi
dent of the United States Is inaugurat
ed they are plentiful."
Emerson ro»e.
"I had no Idea there were such prof
its iu the fisheries up bore."
"Nobody knows it outside of those
Interested The Kalvik river is the
most wonderful salmon river In the
world, for It has never failed once.
That's why the companies guard It
so jealously."
It was evident that the young man
was vitally interested now.
"What does it cost to install and op
crate a cannery for the first season?"
"About $200,000. 1 am told. But I be
lieve one can mortgage Ills cntch or
borrow money on it from tbe banks,
and so not have to carry the full bur
"What's to prevent me from going
Into the business?"
"Several things. Have you the mon
"Posslblv. What else?"
"A site."
"That ought to be easy."
Cherry laughed. "Ou the contrary,
suitable cauuery site is very burd to
get. because there are natural condi
tions necessary, fresh flowing water
for one. and. furthermore, because the
companies have takeu them all up."
"Ab! 1 see." The light died out of
Emerson's eyes the eagerness left his
voice. lie flung himself dejectedly Into
a chair by the lire, moodily watch
ing the flames licking the burning
logs. All at once he gripped the arms
of his cbair and muttered through set
jaws. "God, I'd like to take oue more
"ha uce."
(To be continued)
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State of Iowa, in favor of Sprafka &
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