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COPYRIGHT 1912 BY EMERSO
CHAPTER I?J?ha Ratrs it btnt fit
Texas. Early in Mfe h? shows atf&s off
masterfulness and inordinate selfishness.
CHAPTER IT?He marries Laura Johnis
a c*erlc in a. St. Louis railway
l5*"ce when his daughter Grace Is born,
xears 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 un?crupulousness
he appropriates the idea
?s his own and Induces Halsey to perfect
an experimental machine. He forms a
company, with himself as president, at a
salary of $100,000 a year, and Halsey as
superintendent of the works at a salary
CHAPTER iTl?Rawn takes ch**ge 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 has erected. Mrs. Rawn feels out I
of place in the new surroundings. i
CHAPTER TV?Halsey goes to New
Tork with Rawn and Miss Delaware to
explain delays In perfecting the new motor
to th>e impatient directors. He t .its a
message that a deformed daughter has
"been born to his wife, Grace Rawn. He
returns to Chicago.
CHA7TER V?Rawn bargains with Miss
Delaware to wear his jewelry and appear
2el public with him, as a means to help
Mm In a business way.
CHAPTER VT-Rawn is fortunate in
market speculations, piles up wealth and
chapter vti?he frets because his
wife does not rise with him In a social
way. He gives her a million dollars to
j CHAPTER X.
The Silent Partner.
There are men who make a living,
ometimes a very good one, through
the process of teaching others to do
what they themselves can not do. You
can purchase for a price in any of
many quarters printed maxims em
bodying frill formulae covering the secret
of success; in each case from one
who has not succeeded. Nothing is
.cheaper than maxims, in type, in
'worsteds, or in transparencies. To be
2in the fashion you should have cer t&in
of these above your desk, and
. should incline your ear to those who
^profess to teach what can not be
rtaught even by those moet nearly fitted
John Rawn cared Mttle for maxims,
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\ at least. In all likelihood he had never
read the advice of the philosopher,
to wit: that each man should hitch
his wagon to a star. No, he knew
something better. He hitched his to
Very naturally, John Rawn selected
the largest river he could find. His
silent partner was none less than the
lather of the Waters!
There is this to be said about a
liver, that it is wholly tireless and
Immeasurably powerful; that it enters
Into no combinations against capital,
and does its work without unseemly
disturbances. Rawn was wise enough
flo know these things, nor asked any
maxims to advise him therein. In" his
belief it was better to allow this sort
of silent partner to furnish the industry
and the economy.
Who shall measure the power of a j
Tiver, for ever falling to tne sea ; *iow
many millions of horses and men has
it equaled in its wasted power in each
generation, in each decade, in each
year? Certainly sufficient to lift the
entire burden of labor from the shoulders
of the world.
What mind can measure the extent
of such a force, or dream the possibilities
of its application, if it could
be set to work? What equivalent of
human brain and brawn could be val
ued against this careless, ceaseless I
power, derived endlessly from the air
and the earth?power given to the
peoples of the earth before the arrival
of our present political and industrial
masters; given them in the time when
the earth was the Lord's and the fullness
thereof. The minerals under the
earth, the food produced in the soil,
the waters offering paths and power?
before the earth and its fullness
passed from the hands of the Lord
-intn thnsp of our present masters,
these, it may be conceived, were intended
as the Lord's gift to the
peoples of the earth. That, however,
was quite before the advent of John
Toil has always been the human lot.
We have carried the mechanical burdens
as well as the mental burdens
of life on our own human bodies and
souls; although all the time thousands
of patient giants were waiting, willing
to serve us. John Rawn could see
them waiting. He knew to whom one
-day would be due tne power, ana ine
kingdonv and the glory. He could
look toward the white-topped mountains,
foreseeing the day when they
would be put under tribute, because
they breed tumbling waters of immeasurable
strength and utility. Their
"heritage of beauty and majesty is
naught to minds such as that of John
Rawn's. TJtility is the one word in
the maxims of such as these, men
beloved of the immortal gods.
We speak of kings, of emperors, but
-what emperor in all the history of the
irorld had servants such as these, submissive
giants such as these, to work
lor him? We speak of miracles of
old. What miracles ever equaled the
ousiness wa>naers, me 1
jniracles, of the last twenty years in!
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Where gat this silent partner of
John Rawn's its own tremendous
power? Out of the sun and the earth,!
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! t&e parent or aumanuy. 1 ne ram-;
drop on the leaf, shot through with :
the shaft of the sun, fell to some near- J
by rill and, joined by other rills, j
marched on, alive, tireless, tremen? i
dous, toward the sea. Even far up
toward their source, had your little
boat lodged, counter to the current, on
some rock or snag, and had you attempted
to push it back against the
thrust of the downcoming waters, you!
The Case Was Serious Enough.
might have got some knowledge of
the power of even a little stream. Ten
feet below you, that power again
would have been quite as great; and
ten feet below that again as great;
and so on, to the sea. It required the
advice of no professional maxim makers
to teach a few of our great men,
our specially endowed superiors, John
Rawn first among tnem, tnat tms power
one day must be used. In accordance
as it shall be used, the burden
of humanity may be lifted from human
shoulders, or thrust crushingly
down upon them until indeed humanity
shall cease to hope. The earth and
its fullness are no,more the Lord's
today. They are John Rawn's.
The simple plan of the International
Power company was to make
some strong obstruction inviting the
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enormous ICBiaiauuc ui mc a ttiuw Vt
the Waters, tantalizing that power
! into being. Thus, in a manner perfectly
simply, this force, once evoked and
utilized, would turn numberless
wheels endlessly, tirelessly. So much
for the material side of manifested
power. The essence, the soul, the intangible
spirit of that material power
was. in the plans of International,
ho transmitted hv wire at first, and
later through the free air. Its sale in
definite and merchantable quantities
would come as near to the solution of
the problem of perpetual motion and
perpetual profit as may be arrived at I
in this world of limitations.
Rawn asked nothing better than this
idea. It was beautiful, ar.d he valued
it over all his many and various other
ventures. He could let his silent
partner put other men out of work;
and so these could be rehired at such
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saw the time approach when he would
be able to retail at a price, remote
from his silent, tireless partner's labors,
merchantable packages of power,
to feed a cart, a plow, a wheel of any
sort; power to lift and labor, to toil
ceaselessly without remonstrance. It
was and is a splendid dream. Its bear<nc*
io o a ho Rototi r?r Hnlfipv T'haf
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power shall labor for or against mankind
as ourselves shall say.
Shall we blame ourselves, or John
Rawn, in this republic, that he saw
on ahead only limitless personal power,
limitless gold, jewels, wine, women,
personal indulgence of any sort that
appealed to him? Shall we blame Halsey
for dreading the issue of these
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plans, delaying mem an ne cuuiu,
clinging to the belief that the earth
was the Lord's and the fullness thereof;
and that the Lord gave it to all
mankind? And shall we blame thej
stock-holders for being impatient at;
renewed delays? The wire transmis-j
sion was installed, making every man j
in the International rich. Yet every I
man in the secret of the real ambition
of this company burned inwardly
at this enforced secrecy and this unseemly
delay. The mysterious factory
at the edge of the great inland city
still was silent. The directors raged.
They wanted to drain to the last drop
the strength even of this tireless
giant. They wanted to begin to bottle,
measure and sell, sell for ever,
the very force which holds the spheres
in tneir places in time we snail perhaps
see completed what these men
planned. There is no logical reason
why, if one planet can be owned by a
John Rawn or so, yet others should
For a long time Jim Sullivan, foreman
at the factory of the International,
wondered and pondered as to the
real intent of these strange machines
"vmicn he saw little Dy little growing
up under the uncommunicative direction
of the superintendent, Halsey.JHe
[ nan never seen anyThing like them,
with their vast coils of insulation,
their intricate coss and wheels, thoir
i centrally-hidden huge glass jars, and
the long, toothed ridge, like a delicate
i metal comb, which surmounted the
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j XOp Ol fii.Cn. X iitri e naa oviwcrtmuf,
i mysterious about it all. He was sure
j that Halsey did something with these
| machines when the men were not
; about. The very air seemed throbj
bing with some tense quality of mys'
torv Tho rripn thpmfiplvps U'PTP RUS
picious, irritable. Never was the air
in any factory more surcharged alike
with ignorance and with anxiety. Man
after man, good mechanic though he
was, quit the place simply because he
did not know what he was doing. The
feeling of mystery was tense, oppressive.
On one certain Sunday morning Jim
Sullivan strolled over to the vacant
factory. He knew that the superlnI
tendent had spent almost the entire
| night there working alone on one of
I these mysterious machines, ft stood
there now. And?yes! it was different
from what it had been when Sullivan
locf eour itt Tt was rmw annarp.ntlv
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complete, so far as he could tell.
| There was no one'near it. Halsey had
gone home, to bed. Of late he had
been very tired, pale, haggard; and he
always was at work in the factory,
when good men slept, and knew lightwinged
Jim Sullivan stood now looking at
the grim, uncanny machine, hands in
his pockets, wondering. He looked
about him, superstitiously. There
seemed to be something in the air, he
could not explain what. He turned,
IDUKIUg, UCU1UU iinu, auu hjjiuvu <.u<_
front door, where Tim Carney, the
blue-coated guardian, stood leaning
against the wall.
"Tim!" he whispered, although there
was none to hear. "Come on in here!"
"What is it, Jim?" asked the watchman.
"I dunno; that's why I'm callin'
"Has anny wan broke into th1
"Not as I know, but somethin's happened
here. I'm figurin' 'twas the boss
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done it. uome id axiu uavc a iun, uw**.
He's gone home."
They stepped gingerly on across the
floor, along the row of unfinished machines,
and paused at the one farthest
from the door, which had excited
"Here's where the boss worked all
last night!" whispered the foreman
hoarsely. "'Twas daybreak when he
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come norne, a.11 ue w as mi m. uc o
been workin' on her before now, I
know i'/it. I'm thinkin' she's about
"Whatever kind of a spook joint is
this, anyhow, Jim?" demanded the
watchman. "What's she for, do ye
think now?" They two, bullet-headed,,
hairy, heavy and powerful, stood look-j
ing at this contrivance, whose growth
through many months they had been
watching. The value of it either could
measure in comprehensible terms. It
was worth ten thousand dollars to
either of them who would?and could
?tell a certain man how it was made. J
"I dunno what she's for," answered j
Jim slowly, "but I'm thinkin' it's no
good at all. It's the devil, maylike, j
Not that she's so big neither. I could
almost turn her over with a pinch
bar." He pointed to an arm, or lever,
which stood at the side of tne ma-j
chine. "She looks soraethin' like one i
o' them drills I used to run in th' tun-;
Del, time Hogan was mayor, do yo j
mind? Whin we wanted to throw her j
in we pushed down an arm, soinethin' ;
"Sure, Jim, 'tis you have the head '
fer machines. I dunno about thim at
all," rejoined Tim, scratching his j
head. "But 'tis a shame we can't throw j
her in. now. Mannv a time I've!
wondered what 'twas all about in here. ;
Why shud strangers be so anxious as j
"She luks like a patent gate in a
flnce, as muoh as annything else,"
commented Jim. "But as fer throwin'
her in, how cud we? She's attached
to nothin' at all, so there's nothin' to
throw her into. She's got no wire or
cord runnin' to her unless belike it
comes up through the fiure. She
looks like she was some sort of motor,,
but how she's to run I dunno. Now if'
Ehe was geared to annything, you cud
throw her in. mostlike, by this thing
here. It luks like she was done, and
if she is, I don't know why the boss
wud go away and leave the roof open
over her." He pointed to a sliding
window in the roof directly above the
machine. He then reached out and
swung some of his weight upon the
end of the engaged arm or lever.
Then, to the joint surprise of the two
observers, a very singular tning rortnwith
"What happened, as nearly as either:
of them later could describe it, might j
have been called a duplication in large;
of the phenomena of Halsey's original;
motor, with which he burst the fan in!
the railway office at St. Louis. There
was a low crackling in the air, a
dancing series of blue flame points
along the toothed ridge. Then began
a low purr, as of a motor in full operation.
They could se^ sparks emitted,
somewhere at the interior of the
intricate macnmery. A living, splitting,
crackling roar filled the air about
them?the roar of the shackled river,
far away, raging at the violence done
it! A projecting shaft, fitted with a
pulley head, began to revolve, faster
and faster, until its speed left it apparently
Something had happened, they knew
Dot what. The machine was alive!
Some force seemed to come down out
of the air, to locate itself somewhere
within this intricate mechanism. They
Btood, two bullet-headed, hairy, powerful
men, looking at what they had
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