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be on speaking acquaintance with
work, as it were. 'But he spent
,most of his nights and early
morning piling up experience
along the Great Blight Way.
Hawley, who really loved the
boy as much as a moneyking can
love anyone, used to ffre him at
regular intervals for his own
-good. Then he would take him
back again, after a serious talk
and a promise of reform.
Promises to reform used to
slide from Fred's mind like water
off a duck's back. He would keep
Straight as a string for a week or
so, and then go hitting it up along
Then, one day. when Fred was
suffering one of old Hawley's
lectures, he noticed the pretty lit
tle telegrapher in the office, and
after that he became a serious
minded young man, who believed
.in work, and never went out
Hawley patted himself on the
back, and decided that his last
little, talk had worked, wonders.
He even went around telling all
his friends how his favorite
nephew had got through sowing
his wild oats, and had become a
nodel young man.
Everything was peace in the
-Hawley household until one day,
.Fred blew into his uncle's private
office, and said :
."Uikie, I love your telegrapher,
Miss McManus. I'm going to
marry her. Make a noise like an
Hawley didnt' make a noise
like a blessing. He made a noise
like a man blowing up, whose
language needed 'reformation. He.
strode up and down the office, up
setting the furniture, and saying
what he thought of the younger
generation of the day.
Finally, he stopped in front of
"You can't marry that that
young woman," he said. "Give
"HI be d d if I will,"-said
Fred, who had a mind of his own
"Then you wont get a penny of
my money. .I'll disinherit you,"
"All right," said Fred, "I can
do without your blame money.
And now I want to tell you what
I think of you."
He did. And what Fred
thought of his uncle just at that
minute wouldn't look well in
print, nor be allowed through the
mails. "Malefactor of great
wealth'' was mild .compared with
Fred's inmost thoughts on his
Edwin Hawley, friend of Har
'riman, power on Wall street,
multi-millionaire, never had been
talked 1;o"that way in all his life
before. He called a policeman
and had Fred thrown out of the
Southern Pacific offices.
Two minutes later, Mary Mc
Manus was separated from her
job, and also invited to leave the
offices. Fred and she met out
side. "Well," said the girl, "what'll
we do now?"
"Get married," said Fred
And they did, and immediate-