h a)- Bhe Silver e fe4)att Horde By REX BEACH Author of Tha Spollrn" and "Ilia Harrier' COPYHICIIT. I BOB. II Y II A It l I' H r It II 0 T II t II I SYNOPSIS OI PHI!C1!IINI UlAIHHItK. ' Ilojril Kmrrinn and "Klnerln" Kraaai nlr Knlvla, Alaaaa, ami tnaat yuuni whlla woman, (.'hairy Malott, who alial tr them, Cherry dvarrltwa Oia aalmon flahrl and Marih, lh uuarrupulou h4 of tri Kalvlk rannart, Charry own a rannrry alt. Kfnaraon, Oaorc Halt and ah o Into arturhlp. Kmron itaatrlli hi fallur to "mak oud" In Alaaka. Umirion klo Cturry oodbr Halt, Vtaaar and Kmaraon naarlr Iom thalr llraa In Kalmal pa and ml lha ataam r ( Katntal an llttlr way out to a I capital. Aflar draadful prlvatlona hy ratrh tha boat at Kadtak and ar on n rout ror I'nieafo, Kinaraen aaa Ml Uldrd WjUrlaoO. a la ami Knxrnn ara nrad llr fa.. Ihar, Wayn Wayland. U a mllltsnalra Alton Cljrd oltara Ii0,0u0 toward tha rare fy. Halt and Kmaraon ihhI Mirth In Chi o. Marah U a (ultor fur MlldrmTa hand. Marah talla Mlldrad about Charry Malolta, II an4 Warn Wayland plan a rannrta Iruat. Mlldr1 Uama that Kmrn and Clir ry ara rlnra. lUnk.r llllllard, Itaatlla, rfua to land Itiwtwn Dco.ouj. Charry. who ha arrlvrd In Maaltl. aocvpta din war Initiation from IJJIIIard. Chrry i1Trvt that Rmron I lo marry Mtldrad Marth rauaa annoying tU)ra for Kmron' rty, Taroma r. fu Kmaraon a loan, nyd lUfaaata thai Charry can lha loan from lilt Hard. Kmaraon nraa; Chrry by rrltlfUtnc r frUndly ralatlon with llllllard. Char. ry llllllard, who unaipoftxlly fur. 3lh lha muny Mrh rau a trlk, laytnar lha loading of Kmartun'a ma chinery 1)a1t'a fUharman fight th trlkra. r"ra. r (hoot a atrlkar and tmwrinata Kfnrin. for whom a warrant la laauaj TtMraon ar to TTaWTV "aTal! HI. Iowa. Irar I ralaaaad and rajolr.a Em. raon. Ilmitmn't machinery I tamrarad with. Marth build a trap lo prtrtnt atmon from raathtn Kntron' rannary alt. II I myalarloualy atabUad. Kmaraon It atauiail. Ilalmdn fcaatn Ihatr run. but Marth hlraa Kmaraon'a flaharmtn, Clyda Ihrtatan to Mil hi lok r"rr I noncommittal to Kmaraon ronnrnlnc Charry'a aarly lift. Halt Ihraalrna to kill Marali. Charry rata a rrtw of Indiana lo hlp Rmrrwin ltk hi aalnion ratrh llmtrten ua ri Conatantln. C'harry'a Indian trrv ant. of allvinptlna: lo kill Marah. Charry tall Krntraon Mlldrad duttn't lova him If th ui nut blp him. Ytmtraon't f.tnlna rrawa fight Marah't WayUml and Mlldrnt arrl at Kalvlk, i:mrton tall Mlldrl hi rannary may It a falluta. rlha lakta llttl InUrtal In "I tin llrsl," lie ciinfpnl. fii'llnit RtiQW tliii winrlniai of Hip jmal twrii. IT four tiniira. III) rutrprtlr atruViil a futit 11 f lirr ilrtsia, mtmmirtnc: "Yotl urn lieri", nftrr all. Anil you lovo uio. Mll.lriM? You lintrrn't flmtiKfl, liaro ymtV "Not nl all. Ilnro your Ilia urrp tircntli ami llin ItKlit tbat namin Into lil faro m tier aniwrr. "I want lo tx nlontr with you." ha rrlcl liuaklljr. "My nrma nche for you. Cumr away fnim here, thla la torture. I'm like n man il)l"K of Ihtrat." No woman rouhl hnvp lirlicld hit tmrtilliff r-acrmr'aa ulthoilt an nunwrr lii(t thrill, ami, althuuch Mlhlrnl ant nxitlnnlraa, h-r IM tlrwiprcl allchlly and faint color tluenl hrr ctirka. lirr IJJt hamli clatjxl tlicmtclro tlf Wly. "You are nlwaya be iirae," aho aiiilli-O. "You a wop me away from myaclf nntl from everything. 1 hare uewr teen nny ono Ilka you. There are jkoiIo vtrerywhrrv. I'atlu-r U (iincwIiiTy cloe by." "I tlim'l euro" "I ilo." "My Iniinrh l nlonjrMe. It me tuku you nihoro ntxl ahow you whnt I baro ttouo. I until you to aw," "I cnu't. I promUiil to Ko nahoro with the Ilerrya niU Mr. Marah." "Mnrah!" "Now lon't K't lrolc! Vo nre nil Ciilnif o look ovur lilt plnnt ninl hnvo lunch ItiiTo. Thuy nro oihoiIiik mo. (Hi, denr!" alio crlinl plnlutlvely. "I bnvc aeeu ntnl hennl nothlni; hut run tierliti mvit alnco wo left Vnncoiiver. Tho mon tnlk nothliiK hut (lih ami imcka niul mnrkela niul dlvlitemla. It 'a till tliiully atuplil, unit I'm wn'tcluilly tlrtnt of It, i-'ntht'r It tho worat of tho lot. of courao." Ktneraon'a eye ahlftwl to hi own ennucry. "You hitvi-n't soon initio-. ura," anlil he. l-L "Oh, yen, I hnve. Mr. Mnrah iwlnUxl llko nil tho othent." There wna on In atnnt'a pflimo boforo alio rnn on. "Do ou know, thero U only one Interoatlnic frntiironlMiut tlioin, to my notion, niul Hint In tho wny the Chlunmen amoko. Thoao funny crookPil plpea niul thoao llttlo wntln of tobneco nro too rhllcu Ioiih." Tho IlKlttneaa of hor wonla iliunpiil hU nnlor nml hrouuht Imck thu mi'Iiho of fnllurv. "I wiih itown wllh tho flHhliiK floi't nt tho mouth of tho hay thla morning when you rami) In. 1 tliuuIU I mtKht ai'ti yotl," lio Riilil, "At Hint hour? Honveiml I wna koiuiil nah't'p. It wnH lutnl oiioukIi to not up when wo woro cnlloil. l'ntjior inlKlit hnve Inalructod Iho cnptnln not to Htoiim ho fnnt," Itoyil atnml nt her In hurt surprise, hut alio wiih amlllnr! nt Alton Clyrio In Hut ilUtnnco nml Old not observe his look, "Don't you enro oven to henr what 1 linjuiJpnoVJ' hp InjxulreJ,, 4 a 4 a 4 , - "Of poiiri." anlil Mllilrnl, hrliiRliiB her eye Imik l hllll. llftltmtiiKly he toll In r of hi iIIn npiNilntmiMitn. ihiMiliNinrlcN he Inn) met ninl oviTi'iiine. iiviilitliitf Mnrah'a iinme nml refmliiliiK from plnrhiK the hlnine wliere It Ih'IuiikiiI When he bad cmi eluded ahe ahook her bend. "It la too bml. Hut Mr. Mnrth Inld ui all nhout It before you en hid lloyd I never thoujtht well of llita enter prlte. Of eoutte I didn't any miythtnir afc-nlnal It. you were to euthualaatlc, hut you renlly ought to try aouirlblnir bin:. I am aure you have the ability Why, (be aurreaaful men I know nt home hare no more liitetllKem-e (ban ou, nnd they haven't half your force Aa for thlt well. I think you ran ar rnmpllali more luipurlant ttittijpt than ratcblnc Oth." "litiHrtantr' he crleil. "Why, the aalmon lndutry ta oue of the umat liu. itortaut on the roati. It employ a 10,000 men In Alatka alone, niul they produce UO.OOO.fJOO rvTj year." "Oh, let'a uot ko lutu atatUtlra," aald Mlldreil tlcutly: "tbey make my bend actio. Whit I mean It that a fltbrruiau la nothing; like an attorney or n bro ker or nn architect, for luiluiice. he la more like a miner. Pardon me, lloyd, but look at your clothca." Kbe tx-Rati to taueb. "Why, you look like common Inborerl" "1 intxht have altcked up a bit," he acknowledged lamely, "but when you mine forgot everything cite." "I waa dreadfully rmbarraated when I Introduced you to the Ilerrya and the real I dnretny they thought you were one of Mr. Marah'a foremen." Never lvfore bml lloyd known the teatt cunttralnt In Mltdred'n preacuce, but now be felt the rebuke behind her rarclca manner, and It wounded him ailioro." "When inny I new you ngnluf ho lii'iulred (jiilckly. "You mny como out llila ovenliiif." Ilia eyea hinted na ho nuawrnd, "I ahnll cornel" Am tho oilier enmo up alio nnld: "Mr. IJmcraon enn't nccompniiy tia. Ho wIrIicn to Ki'it fnther." "I Juat left him In tho cnhlu," anld Mnrali. Ilo helpiil I lie I ml lea to tho bidder, mid n moment Inter Kiiicraoii wiived Ihi pnrty mllcti, then tunied to Hut anlooii In niiircli of Wnyiio Wny Intnl. CIIAITISIt .Will. N Mr. Wnylniid'a ntlff rreetliiK there wmn no hint Hint the two men linil ever been friendly, hut IIiiiitkoii wiih prepnred for roolucaa mid xented hlmaelf without wnltliiK for nn linllnilon, Kind of the ciianco to rent hit tired llmba. "I lime n great deal lo any to you, air," Imeraon beemi, "and I would I V?l Li win, too LOOK tt A IHIMkHl" cauwoN f II, r rri deeply, lie did not apeak, ami after i moment ahe weut on with nn abrupt tiange of aubject: "Ko that funny llltla boute over there agaluat the bill It where the myat rloua woman Urea?" "Whor "Cherry Malotte." "Ye. How did you learn that!1 "Mr. Marth pointed It out. He aald ahe came up ou the lint ahlp with you." "That la true." "Why didn't you tell meT Wby did not you write me that aho waa with you III Keattler" "I don't know; I didn't thluk of It." Blio regarded him coolly. "Una nuybody dticovcrcd who or whnt alio 11" . "Why nro you o curlou nhout herr Mlldreil ahrUKitrd her ahouldera. "Your dlacuatlon wltb Willi Mnrah thnt nlcht nt our houa Intcreated me very much. I thought I would ak Mr. Mnrah to brlug her around wbeu we went nahoro. It would bo rather nmualiiK, Mho wouldn't como out to the yncht and return my call, would ahe?" lloyd mulled nt her frank con cern nt Ihl ponlblllty. "You don't know the kind of clrl ahe la," ho aald. "She liu't at nil whnt you think. I don't helluro you' would bo ublo to moot her In tho ,vny you auc Boat," "Imloodl" Mildred arched her browa. "Why?" "Hho wouldn't fancy being 'brought around,' pnrtlcularly hy Mnrah." From her look of aurprlie he knew Hint ho hud touched ou dnngerotla ground, nnd ho tnndo hiuto to lend tho converimtlon bnck to It former chuiinel. Ho wlihed to Impreaa Mil dred with tho fuct that If he hud not quite Huccccdrd he had by uo menus failed, but alio listened . ImllfTeroiill)', with tho nlr of humoring nu Inslsteut child. "I wish you would glvo It up nnd try Homethliig elan," aho said nt hiHt. "Thla l.i no plnco for you. Why, you nro losing nil your old wit nnd buoynm-y; you nro actually growing aerloua, und acrlouri pcoplo nro not nt nil u miming." JiiHt then Alton Clydo nud n gtoup of people, nmong whom wna Wlllhi Mnrah, emerged from tho cnhln, tnlk lug nml laughing. Mildred nrose, any. Ing: "llcrtcomo the Ilerrya, ready to go like you to bear me through." "do ahead," "I am going to tell you ome Ihlnga about Mr. Marah that I dorr any yon will dlabelleve, but I can verify my itnteuieuta. I thluk you are a Juat man, and I don't believe you know or would approve the method he baa UMil against me." "If thla la to be on arraignment of Mr. Marah I auggrat that you wait until he can be preeeut. He bni goo aabore wltb the women folks." "I prefer to talk to you Drst. Wacan call him tu Inter If you with." "llefore we begin may 1 luqulre what you eijiei't of me?" "I expect relief." "You remember our agreement?" "I don't want aatlatanrr: 1 want re lief." "Whatever the distinction In the words, I uuderatand that you are ask. Itig a favor?" "I dca't consider It ao." "Very well. Proceed." "When you arnt me out three years ago to make a fortune for Mildred It wna understood that there should he fal play on both aldea" "IIf you played fair?" quickly In trrMard the old man. "1 have. When I rnmo to Chicago I bad no Idea that you were Intcreated lu the I'aclflc const flaherle. I bad rained the money before I discovered that you eren knew Willi Marsh. Then It waa too late to retreat. When I reached Brattle nil aorta of unexpect ed obataclco came up. I lost tho ahlp it iihu iuaiinru, luniuiiui ijuunrw i fused dellrerlra; shipment went , astray; my bauk finally refused Its loan, nnd every other bank lu tho ' northwest followed suit. I wna bar ' naaed In every oaalbte wny. And It ' wriin't rhnnre thnt caused It: It wus . WI!IU Mnrsh. He set spied UKn me: I he Incited n dock strike thnt resulted In n riot mid the death of nt least oue mnu moreover, be tried to liavo inc killed " "How do you know he did Hint?" "I hnve no legnt proof, but I know It Just the anine." Mr. Wnylnnd smiled. 'Thnt I not n very definite charge. You surely don't hold him rcxin!b!u for the death of that striker?" "I do, and for the action of tho po lice In trying to fix the crime upon me. You kuow, iH-rhnp. bow I gut away from Kcatlle. When Marsh nrrtved at Kalvlk be first tried tu sink my boll era: falling In that, be ruined my Iron Chinks; then be 'corked' my flih trap, not because be needed more Dsh, but purely to aKill my catcb. The day the run started he bribed my Usher men to break their contracts, leaving me short handed. He didn't need more men, but did that almply to cripple me. I got Indians to replace the white men, but ho won them away by a mis erable trick and by threats thnt I have no doubt be would make good If the poor devils dared to staud out. "Ills men won't alruw ray fellows to work. We have had our ncta cut nnd our fish throwu out. I.nat ulght we had n bad time ou the banks, nud n uumber of people were hurt. The attu ntlou U growing wore every hour, nnd there will be blooddicd unless this iHTsecutlou Hops, All I wuut Is n fair chance. There nre tUh enough for u nil lu the Knlvlk, but thnt mnn has used the power of your orgnnltn Hon to ruin me uot for business rea sons, but fur crsout! spite, I bavt) played the game aquaix-ly, Mr, Way. laud, hut uuleia tula cvnaea I'm through." "You are through?" "Yes, The run 1 nearly n week old, nud I haven't begun to pack my snlm ou. I have less thnu half n bout crew, and of thoao half are laid up." Tho president of tho trust stirred for tho first tlmo since lloyd hnd be gun his recital. Tho grim line about his, mouth set thamselvea deeper, ami, stnrlng with cold gray eyea ut the speaker, ho anld' "Well, air, whnt you hnvo told mo confirms my Judgment thnt Wlllla Mnrah U tho right mnu lu tho right plnco." Completely tnkcu bnck by thla uu expected reply, lloyd exclaimed: "You don't menu to any thnt you np prove of whnt hq hna done?" "Yea, of whnt 1 know ho hna done. Mr, Mnrsh Is pursuing n ileilnlto poll cy laid down by hla board of directors. You hnvo shown me that hu hna douo IiIh work well. You knew before you left the east that wo IntuiuTcd to crush nil opposition." Kiuorson'a voice wna sharp ns bo cried, "I underatnud nil thnt, but am I to understand nlso thnt tho directors of tho N. A. V, A. Instructed him to kill mo?" flYI.VKJlTltM ; STAATH XVRHT I.. JONKfl Stunts and Jones Attorney and Councilor at Law. Ofi'iCK: Corner Wall and Mliiiicaota street. W. W. Faulkner, D. M. D. DENTIST Itulletln IluildiMK, II e n il, Oregon Dr. A. A. BURKIS.rJffiK llralrr IXaraara ftucwWully Titalrd Wlthwit ihr L'arnf lifHgaor wfgcry, by lha Natural Melhwl, of Hrallng. Chi oil c IMaaraattrtalty. Ceniullallon I'rrc MnuUf of thr hUlr and National Naturopath rW(ty. OfUr In Itotaling lildg.. Ind, Orraoa U. C. COE, M. D. Physician and Surgeon OFI'ICIt OVKM FIKST NATIONAL UK. Office Hour: lo to li a, m.; I to 3 and 7 to b p, m. 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