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COPYRIGHT 1912 BY EMERSOl
. I T?John Rawn It bom III
in life he shows silrna <xf
n.asterfuine*.; unci Inordinate selfishness.
CH.VPTKR II--He marries I>aura John- j
on. He Is a clerk in a St. Tx>u1s railway j
o'fiee when his daughter Grace is born. ,
Years late/ he hears Grace's lover, a
young engiheer named Charles Halsey.
speak of a. scheme to utilize the lost current
of ??leetricfty. With his usual unRcrupulousness
ho appropriates the Idea
as his own and induces Halsey to perfect
an experimtntal machine. He forms a
company, with himself as president, at a
alary of *100.009 a year, and Halsey as
superintendent of the works at a salary
CHAPTER iTT?Rawn takes cnMge 01
the office in Chicago. Virginia Delaware,
a beautiful, capable and ambitious young
woman, is assigned as his stenographer.
Phe assists in picking: the furniture and
decoration for the princely mansion
Rawn has <jrected. Mrs. Rawn feels out
of place in the new surroundings.
CHAPTIXR IV?Halsev goes to New
York with Rawn and Miss Delaware to
explain delays in perfecting the new motrr
to tb>e impatient directors. He gets a
n.essage that a deformed daughter has
been born tc his wife, Grace Rawn. He
returns to Chicago.
CHATTER V? Rawn 'bargains with Miss
Delaware to wear his Jewelry and apoear
In public with him. a? a means to help
him in a >isiness way.
John Rawn, Prominent Citizen.
The blare and blaze of American
'life went on in all its capitals of industry.
Buildings sprang up, factories
poured their smoke unceasingly into
the sky. Men ran hither and thither
like ants, busy about what seemed
to them of importance. Vast hives of
heaped-up stone twice daily poured
out their population of small creatures,
some of them crippled, hurt, shorn in
the battle of life, their faces pale,
their forms bowed and stunted before
their time. Out of the rich west poured
always a steady stream of the products
of the soil and of the mines,
wealth unspeakable, dug from the resources
of this admirable country of
ours. Many produced it, a few controlled
it, all required it.
But lb ere came a sort of hush o^er
'all the country, as though an eclipse
j ?1 ??
were passing, ui aume $iwu toot uj
a cloud coming between these cities
and the sun. Men said that business
was not so good as it should be, though
the country was richer than ever.
None understood the popular unrest.
Many pondered, many attempted to
explain, but they fcund all save the
easy and obvious explanation. The
.masses remained morose, dissatisfied.
Pamphlets appeared. In the journals
pretending to give voice to popular
trend of thought there were now to
:be seen many screeds from many un
known men. Some men said that
prices should rise, others that rates of
iransportation should risQ, but that
wages should decrease. Others said
that wages should increase?a few
only of these, not many; for those who
needed most a larger wage were those
most dumb of expression, least able
and least apt to make any public protest
Our proudest may be our poorest?our
neediest our most silent.
In John Rawn's slowly growing factories
near the western capital wages
did not rise. He kept on his fight with
the labor organizations. For this reason
he met additional expense and additional
delay in carrying on his plans,
but still waged war, relaxing not at
all, meeting pickets with policemen,
force with force. The popular discontent
of the day meant nothing to him.
His eye was iixed ahead. To Halsey's
complaints on the one side, his directors'
discreet grumbling on the other,
he paid as little attention on the one
hand as upon the other. John Rawn
h-p.d a dream, and he knew that his
cream must come true. His dream
was one of a wide-reaching and relentless
power, shared by those few men
destined by fate to own the so-called
American republic. Let the people do
what they would, all they could. This
was his dream. It had come to him
in all its fullness one evening in the
great city of the east. He exulted.
As to the icdustrial situation in International
Power, Kawn now began
to prove himself a good business man,
and he received more and more the
grudged confidence of his associates,
Wiio came irom almost every raim ui \
bis business. Through the aid and ad- i
vice of these, his private fortune be?an
co mount up enormously. So also
did International Power make money.
The only sore place of the directors'
overstrained nerves centered in affairs
at the gaunt building in the suburb,
where a dozen mysterious machines,
toothed and armed, cogged and coiled,
still stood in a state of half-complecion,
as inchoate and mysterious now
as they had been at their inception.
XTrtno of fhci TvrvrVmori nnnp of the
foremen, could guess what they would
look like when completed.
There was something else, which
not the most suspicious guessed?John
Rawn himself did not know! His success
was a vast bubble. Halsey was
the only man who ever had known the
full secret of mantling one of the miraculous
receivers which they all had
Been and all had accepted. Rawn,
bold enough, kept this to himself, although
he feared to go to Halsey and
make any demands. Halsey held grim
peace for months?indeed, for naorc
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than four years in all, counting from
the first motor made In the Kelly row
woodshed. It was risky, but for once
Rawn dared make no desperate more.
Halsey talked little. He was very sad
since the birth of his hunchbacked
child. Sometimes he talked to Virginia
Delaware about it; never to his
And still the seven days' wonder of
International Power remained to puz|
zle the industrial world. No inkling
I of the real intention of the company
j ever got out. There was, as Rawn had
| predicted, no market for the stock, for
j the reason that it was not listed and
j for the further reason that it was not
j sold. It was held in a close com!
munion of hard-headed and close|
mouthed men, and there were no confidences
betrayed. The thing was too
big to conform to ordinary rules. In
the center of all this stood the figure
I of John Rawn, suddenly growi large
and strong. He ruled his arm. offi
j cers, staff and line, cavalry, infantry
and auxiliaries, as one born originally
to command. He brooked neither
parleying nor thwarting of his will?
except in one instance. He never made
any demands on Halsey, never gave
him any peremptory orders after that
one day in the office, months earlier,
before Halsey made his first trip to
These months seemed to have aged
John Rawn, none the less. He grew
grimmer and grayer, more taciturn
and reserved. At the clubs he was
one of the most talked-of men in town,
and one who talked least himself. As
his hair grew grayer at the temples,
his jaw grew harder, at the corner or
his chin coming the triangular
wrinkles which go with hard-faced
middle age. Enigmatic, self-centered,
he could not have been called a happy
man. He smiled but rarely, joked not
at all, engaged in no badinage, told
no stories, found no lighter side ot
life, played no golf, had no vacations.
Like some vast engine of tremendous
driving power he weflt on his way, admired
in a city and country full of
able men, as one competent to hold
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His own witn me oest anu buvuscoi. ui
them all. And still of all his traits
stood Qut the one of self-confidence.
He played a game of enormous and
continuous risk?fundamental risk by
reason of Halsey, incidental by reason
of his widely ballooned market operations;
yet his nerve held^ Moreover,
he was learning the price of success?
an absolute devotion to the means of
success. When he learned that the
child of his daughter was not a son,
but a girl, and that it was a hunchback
for life, a sad-faced, unsmiling
child?he set his jaws for a moment,
but said few words of condolence,
either to his daughter or her husband.
He did not smile for three months after
that, and never referred to this sub
ject again, alter its nrsi uiscussiuu
with his wife at Graystone hall; but
it cost him no time and no energy lost
from business. It only deepened in
his soul his growing hatred for Charley
Halsey, the man whom he dared not
In the headquarter offices a vast,
smoothVunning business machine had
new been built up. Rawn was an or
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ganizer. me i<a.\.nc.t>o emu. iv/uo^hvuu
the old railway offices in St. Louis,
where he had got his business schooling,
were missing in the headquarters
of International Power. Employes had
small time to gossip in business hours.
Out of business hours, it is to be confessed,
once in a while there was discussion
as to the salary of Miss Virginia
Delaware, which was reported a
wholly instable affair. It was rumored
in stenographic circles that she
had taken to wearing very stunning
evening gowns. Yet not the most captious?though
williag ^s did not lack
?could raise voice gainst her. or
couple her name with any other. Rawn
~^ woro novpr sppn together ex
emu out. i*v . v* ? -~<=> ?
cepting during business hours; he never
mentioned her name in any company.
Once or twice a laughing voice
at the National Union, where rich men
met in numbers, tried to create some
sort oi' discussion over Rawn's beautiful
private secretary, but it was so
1 by Rawn himself
V.: it i v..s resumed.
L :>on >iio c-iier hand, few could
spe?k in definite knowledge regarding
rhe domestic matters of John Rawn.
He was a man of mystery, though one
of known and admitted power. He
held what he gained; and, as there
must have been accorded to him
strength of soul, grasp, readiness,
courage, he began to be accepted as
one of the large figures of his day
alike in industry and finance. He had
by this time fully arrived in the
prominent citizen class in his chosen
metropolis. Did firemen perish, John
Rawn joined the list of those who aided
the widows. Was some neighboring
city swept by flames, again he
joined?on the front page of the papers?those
who gav? succor for the
needy. Did a famine in India or China
sweep off a million souls, John Rawn
?oil tfae front page?aiaea me sur|
vivors. He was a member of the leading
clubs of the city, a director of the
board of the art institute. He bought
if ha did not occupy a .hex the opera,
hud allow."*] !iih n;?i. io ! :>: - >?
; at the banquets ofi<p.-d by r souls
i'au JTrTT'T.'- IV y^'W??f?<5LVTC
Yes, It Was an Abode Suited for a
to celebrities of one sort or another j
who proved themselves amenable to j
receptions, banquets, addresses of i
welcome, and what-not, anything to j
bring lesser names into print on any j
page, tails to any kite. In short, John
Rawn comported himself as a prominent
citizen should. Ever he was the
kite, never the tail. He loomed a large
| and growing figure in his little world. \
Above all, there seemed something j
uncanny in the unvarying facility with j
which Rawn made money. There is I
i no real explanation of the difference j
in money-making power, except that \
some men make money and some do !
not. Rawn did, without any doubt or
question. Not lacking ability and calmness
in judgment, and not lacking full
information such as is accorded those ;
said to be upon the sacred inside of j
the market, he was in and out of Rubber.
Coppers, Steel, at precisely the j
right time. JHis oil investments m
California, played up and down in
proper symphony, had made him more
than a million dollars, smoothly,
easily, simply. The railways market
was an open book to him, and public
utilities seemed something he could
gage while others stood and wondered.
There are times when some men win.
Rav. n could not lose, whether he dealt i
in Ontario Silvers, Arizona Coppers, j
anything he liked. He was in with j
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j IHe paCK Wlieu, m mese ncn-c:
I days of individual and corporate greed, I
it finished pulling down a republic,
and battened, guzzled at the bowels
of the quarry. He partook with thes*
of a broad knowledge of the narrow-;
ing raw resources of the country, and
was in with them at the death. He
was one of those to get hold of large
acreages of the passing timber lands,
he was counted with those who sought
the great coal neias tortneir own; ran j
true to scent, with these, the trail of j
monopoly in any commodity which
the people more and more must need.
In the one matter of his relations with
a certain transcontinental railway,
Rawn made a quarter million as hi3
| share of the three-quarters of a billion
| taken in sales of mineral lands from
i the railway's land-grant holdings. That
I the grants had covered only agriculi
turiil lands mattered little, for when
! the sleepy government at Washington j
! reluctantly took the trail, it was
I shown a law, c^-iningly passed a few !
| years earlier, which barred the repub- j
! lie, by virtue of a six-year statute of \
! limitations, from recovering any of its
| own property! John Rawn often
I laughed over that. He laughed also
| when the "suckers," as they called
ID em, Dlt just as eageriy at inigauuu i
as they had at mines. He often laughed I
?it was all so ridiculously easy to j
pull down a country, when the run- j
ning was in good company! He was a
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