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MTHOR of THE MISSISSIPPI
ILLUSTRATIONS by Ri
COPYRIGHT 1912 BY EMERSC
^CHAPTER I?John Rawn la born tft
i xuk. Karly in life he shows sijns o?
masterfulness and inordinate selfishness,
CHAPTER II?He marries Eaura Johnson.
H*? Ik a clerk in a St. Ixuiis railway
office when his daughter Grace is horn.
Years later he hears Grace's lover, a
young- engineer named Charles Halsey,
peak of a scheme to utilize the lost current
of electricity. With his usual miscrupulousness
he appropriates the Idea
as his own and Induces Halsey to perfect
.an experimental machine. He. forr?6 a
company, with himself as president, at a
salary of $100,009 a year, and Halsey as
superintendent of the works at a salary
CHAPTER ill?Rawn takes ohM?^ of
the office in Chicago. Virginia Delaware,
a beautiful, capable and ambitious young
woman, is assigned as his stenographer.
She assists in picking the furniture and
decoration for the princely mansion
Rawn h'_?* erected. Mrs. Rawn feels out
of place in the new surroundings.
CHAPTER TV?Halsey goes to New
York with Rawn and Miss Delaware to
explain delays in perfecting the new motor
to to/* impatient directors. He gets a
message that a deformed daughter has
been born to his wife, Grace Kawn. Me
returns to Chicago.
CHATTER V- Tlawn bargains with Miss
Delaware to wear his jewelry and appear
In public with him. as a means to help
him In a business way.
CHAPTER VT?Rawn is fortunate in
market speculations, piles up wealth and
CHAPTER VIT?Hp frets because his
wife does not rise with him in a social
way. He gives her a million dollars to
The Extreme Monogamy of Mr. Rawn.
It is always more or less annoying
to put away a wife. Even if the expense
of the process be little, as in
these modern days it has come to be,
and even if consent thereto be mutual,
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practically all cases so many unpleasant
attendant features as almost to
dispose one to favor the abolishment
of the marriage idea, and to condemn
it as one not destined to survive in
these days of modern competition.
Her Face Was Bowed Down Upon
This, the more especially as regards
that monogamic idea of marriage
which the government at Washington
-at-o1 coats to nvpr mir pn
tire domain. As to the idea ol' polygamy,
much may be said in its favor.
Thus, if one be tired of one wife, or
bored by another, in polygamy it is
t-dsy to shift the domestic scene to a
third, and that in wholly good-humored
fashion. The idea of divorce has
about it something almost po?rsona!, as
though one were displeased over some
matter, as though one held in one's
heart something actually of criticism,
or dissatisfaction, or mayhap con
demnation of one's own earlier judgment
in the selection of a helpmeet.
Again, even after divorce has been
consummated, there are so many small
habits to be broken, heritage and holdover
of relations but recently sun<dvred.
For instance, if one has been
/accustomed to pork and boiled cabbage
at tabic, and if only one woman
has evinced ability to prepare shoulder
of pork and cabbage in the proper
manner, and if that woman has
chanced to be one's lately current
wife, it is, let us repeat, an annoying
thing to find that that particular woman.
after deliberately forming and fostering
in one a craving for shoulder of
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Jished an addition, as it were, in one's
soul for that viand?has with shameless
disregard of wifely duty and do-mestic
decency obliged one to divorce
iher, perhaps ex vinculo, or at least ab
mensa et thoro.
And again there may be yet other
'habits upon the one hand or the other
which must be broken or readjusted,
it one's wife?or one of one's wives?
has been in the habit of leaving her
tatting eaeh afternoon on the top of
the table near the best view out of the
bow window, and if one sees continually
this abandoned tatting permanently
left there in the confusion of
^pr permanent departure?it is annoying,
let us repeat, to be reminded of a
habit to whose creator we have said
farewell. It causes a mental ennui
constantly to be removing tatting or
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i Or. if one's current wife has had the
old-fashioned and not wholly well-bred
habit of meeting one at the door of an
evening, at the close of the day's labors?just
as in the evening the cave
woman greeted her man at the mouth
of the cave to ask him what had been
the fortune of the day's bunt?and if
I now that footfall, ill-bred, yet after all
I habitual?and was it wholly unweli
come, after all?shall have ceased for
ever, with what eouinimity. let us ask,
can we regard the memory of the
woman who formed that habit and
handed down an annoying expectation
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| to tier nusoana, impossiDie 01 lumu-i
merit after her departure?
It is, as John Rawn wisely hc.s said, i
true that much may be said in favor)
of the idea of marriage; yet upon the)
other hand, how very much there is
that could be said against it, or at
least against it as implying an unrestricted
. continuance, offering no
! change in association. The which is
by way of saying something to prove j
John Rawn's excellently philosophical
course in life to have been quite correct.
There could have been no doubt
as to the wisdom of his marrying Laura,
his wife, in the first place, no doubt
as to the wisdom of continuing the
marriage relation with her for many
years; but, upon the other hand, it is
obvious that his idea of the timeliness
of the divorce in due season was
equally wise. Indeed, the only reservation
in his mind in regard to this
matter was one of censure for a worn-1
an who, having entered into the holy
state of matrimony with a gentleman
of his parts, had had the temerity to
create in his soul an addiction for
shoulder of pork and cabbage; ^rho
v.o/* inft taf-tinjr nnrm the table;
uau uv/i v.u v-r
and who, departing, had given no future
address whither her tatting
might be sent! Yes, Laura Rawn had
been, without doubt or question, an
unreasonable and unkind wife.
Above all it was wrong for a woman
to go away and leave her !ate husband
feeling so much alone. Why shouJd
he, John Rawn, be allowed to become
conscious of a feeling of lonesome
ness? Why should he be left to dread
ihe drawing of the curtains at night,
when there remained only the pound
of the surf along the wall, the wail of
the wind in the cornice? One chloroforms
a formerly prized dog, but missos
it. It is much tpe same way with
the divorced wife. Too many unpleasant
features attend the process of
'ueii separation. Any civilization
worth the name ought to devise some j
method loss annoying for this which j
Mr. Kawn has so fittingly d-scribed j
as the corollary of the marriage rite, i
Eurcly our boasted age has its drawbacks,
Some men in such circumstances
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Drooa; sonic unmv, uiucjs scaau vui.
the other woman or women. John
Rawn was cast in different mold. He
had. in short, spoken truth when he
told his wife that he had no new matrimonial
plans. Situated thus, yet
handicapped thus in his new-found
solitude, but a few days had passed
before he sent over for his daughter,
Grace, and her husband, unaries ?aisey;
there being in his mind a plaa
to mitigate certain unpleasant features
of his lil'e as he now found it
He greeted Halsev and Grace at the
j door gravely, with dignity, when they
i came one evening in response to his
I invitation. They entered, just a trifle
! awed, as they alway * ere. by the aui
gust surroundings ot Graystone hall,
so dift'erent from their own cottage
near the factory. The owner of the
place looked well the part of owner
here. John Rawn still was large and
strong, the city had not yet much softened
his lines. His hair now wras
whiter about the temples, but its
whiteness left his appearance only
the more distinguished. You scarce
could have found in all the haunts of
prominent citizens a better example
of prominent citizen than himself,
The major domo took the wraps of
the young people and vanished silently.
Rawn, waiting for them in the j
drawing-room?not in the hall, as once j
he would have done?with dignity mo- j
tioned them to places in his jfresence,
even brought a low chair himself for
the sad-faced, hunchbacked child
which represented the Rawn succession
in the third generation.
"Go kiss grandpa, Lola!" said
Grace to her daughter; and went to
show her the way. But the child,
turning suddenly, only hid her face
in her mother's skirt.
"Laura's timid," apologized the
mother. The disapproval on her father's
face was obvious enough. He
!;ad passed bitter hours alone, pon- !
' over tV.-s child, hesitating ;
v.netner to love ir. or to naie it, .
vhether to accent it or *o regard it j
as a blot upon Ins lire. He had hoped j
a grandson, since he no longer might ;
hope a son of his own. This crippled
child was the sole Rawn succession,
flis pendulous lower lip trembled for
a time in the self-pity which now and
again came to John Rawn. It seomed
hard enough that he, John Rawn. j
president o:" the Inienjatioual Po.vv^r
Con:.*'; ::y, 11: ' m vi1
doni.'o of ' '~v. th > o!" i\ >r
]!> ] :! ! ]'..]. < n!l 5- n.o'"1.
Hut now he (iid not lack directness,
j "Grace," he suid, "I've called you over
I to-night because to-morrow, as you
1 know, is Friday."
"And as you know, Grace, your
mother?that is to say, the late Mrs.
Rawn, always had the way?in short,
I may say that she induced me to depend
upon?I mean to say that always
she had shoulder of pork and cabbage
for Friday evening. Now, I am
left alone, helpless?it is too much!"
Mr. Rawn made no attempt, wholly
to conceal his just emotion. "Now
look at me," he resumed. "Your
mother went away, ana seinsniy neglected
to take into consideration this
habit, or to provide any means for
meeting it. My chef has tried often
to prepare this dish.' I must say he
always has failed."
"Why don't you write to Mrs. Rawn
and ask her for the recipe?" asked
young Halsey soberly.
"That is not practical," rejoined Mr.
Rawn icily, "even did I know that
lady's present address; as I do not."
His daughter sat gazing straight at
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mm, unuei uci utravj uiuno, uui uiauc
no comment. Grace had not improved
with years. Her face was heavy,
pasty, her expression morose. The
corners of her mouth turned down,
and deep vertical frown-wrinkles sat
between her dark eyebrows.
"But I do not wish that name, mentioned
again," said John Rawn raising
his hand. "I dismissed that thought
of asking her aid as something unworthy
of me. Let Friday come. I
shall seek no aid outside of those
from whom it may fitly be expected."
"Now, Grace," he continued later,
turning toward her, "I know very well
you're a good housekeeper."
"She is that!" Halsev nodded. Con-j
tinually he forced himself into such I
approval of his wife as he could compass.
Continually he refused comparisons.
"Precisely, and skilled in all the
dishes which the late Mrs. Rawn had |
as specialties. You do not know how:
things are running here, Grace. 11
can't get anything done on time, and i
am deprived of what I really want. \
Grace, I need a housekeeper!"
"Surely, Pa. Why don't you hire
"How much better off would I be in
that case? None in the least. No, I
want you. You'll have to come over
here to live!"
The young couple sat gazing at mm
for a time before making reply.
"That's impossible, Pa," said Grace.
"I have a home of my own, and it is
more than twenty miles from here."
John Rawn raised a hand. "I have
thought all that out. You reason now,
as so many do, when any distinct
change in life is proposed to tham.
You let the little things outweigh the
larger or.es. It was a fault your mother
had. Now the large matter, the'
really important tmng, is tnis?tnat l;
can not be allowed to live on here in j
this way with all those annoyances.'
Too much dt'^nds upon me. in busi-.
ness, for me to have the quiet and
peace of my life interfered with. I've!
got to hnve a clear head?especially'
on Saturday. Now, then, if you can:
step in h^re, my daughter, and establish
in some measure the.sort of life
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i nave always u?eu useu lu, eviueiitij ,
that is your d*ity, and you ought not;
to balance against it the small incon-j
veniences which that course would
cause you and your husband. I'm
quite sure you can teach that chef?"
"But, Mr. Rawn, I've got to be at the
factory almost day and night!" broke
"Precisely. I do not mean for you
to make your home here, only Grace.
You'll have to stay on where you are.
Of course, you can come here at j
limes to repon, au least unue ui mi^c
a week?say Friday night. Very much
depends on you, Charles You know
how much I value you, how much I;
rely on your services. Really, it all j
depends on you, otur success as a com- j
panv. We've been very patient, although
I must say?"
Halsev muttered something under j
his breath and turned away. His at- j
titude angered Rawn to tne point or
"Never mind what you think about
it, young man! It's what I think
about it that counts. Grace belongs j
here, anyhow. She will have a wider J
life with me. It's time she had some j
things which she has never known. It j
may be necessary for us to travel, to i
see something of this' country and Eu- j
rope. Besides, the child needs care, j
All these things cost more money than I
you can afford, your.g man. Don't try i
to balk me in what I suggest. It is
obviously the right thing to ao."
"But how long?"
"And you want me to break up my
home 'indefinitely'? Well, I must con-;
fess I don't in the least see it that;
way, Mr. Rawn."
"You're selfish, and that's why you !
can't see it, Charles. Above all things j
you ought to avoid the vice of self-;
ishness. You are not parting from |
your wife, but only helping her to a j
better grade of liviug. Meantime, of
course, your duty to her and to the
company is to make a success of your
work. Think of the business, my son.
?i . no sood comes of selfishness.
.... be just. And for God's sake,!
: j. i:y :o g-1 one of those machines
Halscy only sat and looked at him
darkly for a time, making no reply.
"It seems to me that I can never get
you to understand Charles," resumed j
Ttawn, "that things are not the way;
they us^d to b^ before we came here
to Chicago. T'm a bigger man now
i iuch. I've iioivn th"**
two or :y> ; :h, my jcy. 7
shonld pot I)!* t; :!k (1 if ev? *:':jr' 11 y
i werp ol)!iyf(l to m.'.!:<> niy r?'-s: I't.cp
: in New York, it' noi abroad. We are
i rising in the world, rising very fnst,
j Charles. Do you want to go up with
I the Rawns, o" stay down with thu
i ill this world? Resides, in
i this case you ought to respect the
i wishes of your own wife. You want
| to remember, my dear boy, that my
daughter, Grace, is half Rawn as well
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i as nan jonnson. ine oiuy iruuuie
| with her is, the Rawn half has not
yet had its innings."
Halsey turned and stared at his
wife. He found her sitting with her
She Had as Yet Issued No Veto to
This Calm Proposal.
dark eyes fixed, now on her father,
now wandering hither and yon ovrr
: the rich surroundings in her father's
home. To his intense surprise, she
had as yet issued no veto to this calm
proposal to which 'they all had list-1
| ened. In his surprise he forgot com!
ment of his own. What caused him:
! greatest surprise of all was his secret!
feeling that he wp<; not so -j
to this arrangement as he ought io|
be! He pondered Grace, her sour vis-'
age, her morose air. He recalled'
countless angry, irritated words. He;
looked, and saw no longer any fem-j
mine charm. It took all his resolution;
not to question why he had - ever
made this choice. Almost he began
a certain comparison.
"Now let this end it," resumed John
Rawn. "Let comforts, and let luxuries,
come where they have been
earned. It's the Rawn half of Grace
that has earned the luxuries, Charles,
if I am willing to give them to her.
Take what you can get, my son, of
conffort and luxury in this life?aftpr
you've earned them. But earn them
iirst. Your place is over there at the;
lrnrl-c T'hic ic vnnr nnnnrtnnifr TPall
"? Wi 1 iiiu JVUI , x Ull j
in with my plans and I'll carry you|
along. Don't try to hold Grace over j
there when she belongs here. Don't'
be selfish, Charles."
I-Te relented just a trifle. "I don't'
say this is going to last forever. Pull;
off success over there for us. I'll tell
you what I'll do?the day you can!
charge a storage battery from one of;
our second current recoiverj?finished
and in place there ki the factory?and|
run it from the factory up here, I'll
make you a present of fifty thousand
"And about Grace??" Ah! that;
"She'll be a good deal closer to you I
then than she is now. She's half;
Rawn, I tell you, Charles; and love!
in a cottage does not suit the Rawn j
blood to-day! j
, "But I'll tell you?" his face light- j
ened a bit at the jest? "you can go j
on with your brotherhood of man ideas
over there at the factory. I hope you
love them?those brothers who are
trying to ruin me and this company!
Try them out?associate with them?
love them all you can. Compare that
life with this, my boy;N and when i
you've done your work, foi which you j
are paid?when you can charge one j
car at one receiver, and come from !
that life to this, on the strength of j
your brains and your own ability, as I
have come here myself?why, I say i
I'll give you a slice of a million dol- j
lars! Then you can compare that life I
with this, and see how you like the ;
two. I've made up my mind already j
about that! So has Grace!"
TJ o Icav f n rn o/-I nn /->o mnro fr> his
wife. She had changed in the last few :
minutes. Her eye was brighter, her !
color higher. She was gazing not at!
her husband nor at her child, but at!
These rich surroundings.
"I wonder if I could plnv one of my i
old pieces on the piano any more |
now?" she said gaily, rising and walk- j
ing to rhe seat of the grand "Mano i
which stood across the room from I
them. "I've been so busy?"
(TO BE CONTINUED).
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ana grounds 10 repoxt wvuiciui* (
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bill, appropriating $60,000 for a Fed-1
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