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COPYRIGHT 1912 BY EMERSO
CKAi'YER Wohn lUwn Is bom t|
Tr-xas. Early In ttfe h?
masterfulness and inordinate seuuuwM.
CHAPTER II?He marries Laura Johtt*0.
He is a cleric In a St. Louis railway
pice when his daughter Grace is born.
later he hears Grace's lover, a
poung engineer named Charles Halsey,
peak of a scheme to utilise the lost curT*ot
of electricity. With his usual un*?crupulo*jsnes8
he appropriates the idea
fcs his own and induces Halsey to perfect
a experimental machine. He forms a
eotnpacy, with himself as president, at a
*3ary of $100,000 a year, and Halsey as
operintendent of the works at a salary
CHAPTER Rawn takes charge of
toe office in Chicago. Virginia Delaware,
a beautiful, capable and ambitious young
woman, is assigned as his stenographer,
he assists in picking the furniture and
decoration for the princely mansion
Rawn has erected- Mrs. Rawn feels oat
of place in the new surroundings.
CHAPTER IV?Halsey goes to New
Tork with Rawn and Miss, Delaware to
explain delays in perfecting the new motor
to the Impatient directors. He gets a
Message that a deformed daughter has
been bora to his wife, Grace Rawn. He
return* to Chicago.
CHAyTER V?Rawn iterrains with Miss
? a ware to wear his Jewelry and appear
public with him. aa * means to help
i In a business way.
CHAPTER VI?Rawn la fortunate In
ma fir of mATiilatjonlL niW QJ) Wealth E1M
CHAPTER Vn?He frets because his
Irlfe does not rise with him In a soda)
way. He gives her a million dollars to
TER IX?Grace moves to Graynail,
and Halsey continues to live
in the cottage near the works.
CHAPTER X?Halsey*s machine proves
ft success, but he keeps the fact a sewst
CHAPTE R XI?Virginia Delaware becomes
more and more Indispensibie to
Raws. He takes her to New York oo a
business trip. Idle talk prompts him to
offer her marriage.
CHAPTER XII?They are married.
Through Virginia's tact and ability they
pake a place for themselves in the social
CHAPTER XITT?Halsey threatens to
get a divorce because his wife refuses to
ivtuj-n to him. He tells Rawn that he has
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tbe raecess of the Invention. Rawn, In a
?TMt rag*, threatens to kfll him.
CHAPTER XIV-Halsey declares he
wlH never build another machine tot
?iwn and slaps hi* face. Virginia Rawn
tercepts Halsey as he Is leaving the
house and, with arms about his neck. Implores
him to reconsider, because his decision
will ruin them alL
CHAPTER XV?Halsey tells Virginia
that he has abandoned his invention because
It would put a great power in the
hands of a few to the detriment of the
Inntnnop on the Ladv of the
Lightnings ?" suggested Ackerman,
"Yes, on his young wife, and his
aew house, and his boats, and his automobiles,
and all the regular things.
He can't have done it out of International
dividends, that's sure!"
"All the better that he hasn't," ventared
StandleyJ The old man nodded.
"Go over there and call Van," he
The slender man with pointed
IteArd came up pieasantiy, ms eyes
twinkling. "Well, my fellow sports
and department heads!" he said.
"What's the good word this morntog?"
"Sit down," said the gray-bearded
man. "We know why you're here, and
why you've been hanging around here
lor the last six months. It's foolish
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mace i:.y peace;
"Yes,"' commented Acliermiin. "The
friendship of some of the gladiators
is surely a wonderful tiling! Rawn
hates you, and you hate Rawn. Don't
your ears hum?"
"No, my heart!" He laid a hand on
that organ with mock gravity.
'"What could you do with the Lady
of the Lightnings, Van?" asked Standley
"Nothing, absolutely nothing:"
"Hasn't she any social instincts?"
"Plenty, but all gratified; that's the
trouble. There isn't anything those
people want that they haven't got.
No, I must say his position is pretty
"But it's not impregnable, Standley,"
cut in the gray-bearded man,
stopping the twiddling of his fingers
above his round-paunched body. "Now,
look here, we're all friends together,
when it comes to that. You belong
with us a lot more than you do with
that Jasper from the country. Of
course, you split with us, got mad,
took your dolls and all that sort of
thing?we're all used to that?and we
all sat tight because It looked good.
It looked better than it does now. So,
we're friends again."
"Of course," nodded the slight man.
"I understand that"
' Sure you do! Now, it's plain that
when it comes to being on the inside,
you're there as an ex-director just as
much ae we are as real directors?
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mayue more bo, ior an i snow.
"Maybe more, yes, that's so," smiled
the slender man, his brown eyes
twinkling yet more.
"How much more, then?"
"Why, a whole lot more!"
"What do you know?"
"I know what I've learned for myE?lf
n"d by myself Gentlemen, it's
on tne table! Play the game? I did.
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BUBBLE; 54-40 OR FIGHT
I've had some of~those~college professors
at work for me?they're the
people that first got us locoed, anyhow.
Rr.wn, or rather his son-in-law,
got his first notion from his own professor
in his college.**
"The real trouble with business today,"
interrupted the gray-bearded
man, reverting to his universal and
invariable grievance, "is that things
I are all going wrong with the American
j people. These Progressives down
| there at Washington have set this
I whole country by the ears?not even
i the Supreme Court can square things
, any more. The suspiciousness of the
j average man is getting to be almost
! criminal, that's what it is. The public
thinks every man with money i3
a rascal. The public is damnably ungrateful.
Look what we have done for
this country, this little set of men sitting
right here?what we've built for
them, what we've naid out to them for
"wages! What are we getting in return?
They envy us our daily bread,
and by the Eternal! they'll come near
putting us where we can't get that
much longer! Look at the railway
rate cases?it's robbery of the railways.
Capital hasn't any chance any
more! The public seems to be getting
ready for anarchy; that's all."
"Isn't it the truth?" remarked the
slender man sympathetically. "Still,
we have to handle men as we find
them, my friends. In my own case,
I've been fighting the devil with a
little of his own fire."
"Well, for instance, I went out to
see if 1 couldn't land that little secret
of the receiving motor myself, as I
just told you. If International doesn't
want to take me in, or if I can't break
in, maybe there can be another company
formed?there's considerable corporation
room left in New Jersey. You
folks on the Internationt. Vave been
having your own troubles >. ith labor,
"Well, rather!" growled Ackerman.
-"We put that up to old Colonel J. R.
Bonehead, our president! He seems
to have got in about as nearly wrong
as any one could with our esteemed
friends of the labor unions!"
"Naturally; well, I'll make a confession,
since we're all friends together?I've
had men conferring with
your horny-handed citizens and suggesting
that the International Power
Company was 'unfair,' and a bad outfit
to work for!"
'That was nice of you!" growled
Ackerman, getting red in the face.
"Fine business, for you to come snooping
around our works."
The slender man smiled at him
pleasantly. "How else could I get information?"
he inquired. "You must
remember that I'm no longer on the
board! But you must remember, also,
that of late I have picked up an occasional
dollar's worth of International.
I wanted to know how about certain
"Well, how about them, then?" demanded
Standley fiercely. "Where do
"You want me to Incriminate myself!"
"Oh, fiddlesticks about incrimination!
Cut out that part of it!"
"All right, I will," said the other
grimly. "Well, then, I've tried my
best to bribe your people, and I've got
little out of it. I've tried the fore
man, tne nignt watcnman, ana everybody
else. I've bad a dozen of your
workmen slugged for scabbing, and
four or five of them shot, one or two
at least, for s good, permanent funeral.
And I paid the funeral expenses!
You didn't know that? Well, that's
the truth of it!"
"Well, what do you know about
that!" gasped Standley, aghast.
"I know a good deal about, my Christian
friend," said the slender man relentlessly.
"I can tell you what you
already know, that your motors are
dismantled to-day. I can tell you also
i that there's a very good chance that
! the secret we've been after is in the
of cr.e man, and he's holding It
for soma reason best known to
limself. We've got nothing on him!
i can also tell you that if he won't
give up?though why he won't I can't
imagine?it's possible we can work
out a receiver of our own elsewhere,
"Well, what does he want?" This
from the old man.
"That's the everlasting mystery and
puzzle of it. He doesn't want anything,
so far as I can learn. There's
some factor in him that I can't get
my hands on, try the best that I can.
Not that I don't expect to break you
wide open eventually, my friends."
"Now why dc -u want to do that?"
asked the older dnancier. "Why not
join in with us and break the bonehead?"
"Fine! But how can we do tnat?
He's sitting pretty tight. The man's
played in fine luck. I admit I rather
""Roll ffcat'a +>\o rrra v -orftVi nil
new ones; they all play in luck for a
time. Each Napoleon has his boom,
but after a time boom values shrink?
they always do. This chap'll find his
level when we get ready to tell bim."
"For instance?" J
"Well, for instance, then! He's sitting
there with a small margin of control
in the International. That gave
him his start, and he's wise enough to
hang on to that. But it didn't give
him his money?he's only made dividend
money out of that; and who
cares for dividend money? He doesn't
own control in the Guatemala Oil
Company, does he? He's made a lot
out of Arizona and Utah coppers, but
he doesn't own control in a single company
there, does he? He's in with the
L. P., but he borrowed to get in. He's
made a big killing in Rubber, but h6
doesn't own any Rubber control of hit
own, does he? Now, you fellow him
out in every deal he's made?iron, copper,
steel, oil, rails, timber, irrigation,
utilities, industrials?and you'll find
he's simply banking on his inside information
and on hia outside credit
Who gave him both of those things ??
Why, we did, didn't we? All right!
Suppose we withdraw our credit What
They went silent now, and grouped
a little closer about the tabouret whicfc
stood between them. The old man'!
voice went on evenly, with no excite
ment. Their conversation attracted
the attention of none in the wide
lounging room, where large affair*
more than once had been discussedeven
the making of Senators to order
Til tell you what happens," the
old man resumed. *'He quits using ue
for a stalking horse, and he comes
down to his own system. He's spread
out. Banks are all polite, but?welL
Tin Viae tn niit rm rnllafprnl nrifl fhpn
some more. If he doesn't want to put
up International, he's apt to find thai
a bunch of automobiles is poor prop
erty when sold at twenty per cent
their cost. He turns off two or three
butlers, but still that doesn't serve foi
margins. The market doesn't suit his
book any more.
"He's discovering now the truth ol
something my old friend Emory Storrs
used to say?Emory always was Id
debt, or wanted to be. and savs he:
'There's no trouble about prosperity
in this country; there's plenty oi
money?the only trouble is in the
confounded scarcity in collateral.'
Well, he goes over to this young man,
who Is standing out for some reason
best known to himself, and he tries
to get him to come through, and he
doesn't come through. What's left?
Why, the diamond lightnings of the
Lady of the Lightning?and his Inter
national Power stock.
"Meantime, all this thing can't be
kept entirely sepret; that is to say,
the mnrVfifc nart of it can't be. But
we sit tight, all of us. We hold our
regular directors' meetings of the International
board, and we smile,'and
look pleasant We don't know a thing
about his hot water experiences in
the open market He explains to us
why this and that happens, or doesn't
happen, in International; and we smile
and look pleasant, and we don't know
a thing. After a time it's up to him
and the Lady of the Lightnings. Something
pops! He's up against it, all
except his International Power. Then
Van, and you, Standley, and you, Ack,
and you, and you and I, and all of us?
why we're still pleasant as pie to mm
and we say, 'Well, Mr. John Rawn, if
you'd only sell us two or three shares
of International, we'd pay you twenty
times what it's worth?but it's verymuch
cheaper now?by reason of
Van's competing company!'
"That's about all, I think!"
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Tne otners noaaeu sueuuy. .me
game was not new to them, and even
in its most complicated features might
have been called simple, with resources
such as theirs. If these resources
had made Rawn, they could
? |\) Y\ W"0
"Meantime, All This Thing Can't Be
Kept Entirely Secret."
unmake him. It was all in the day"B
work for them.
"So I'll tell you what we'll do," concluded
the old financier after a time.
"We'll just let. you and Van look
around here a little bit and see what
more you can learn. You're one of the
real directors of International Power
to-da^, Van. Mr. Rawn is on the minority
and the toboggan list, or is go
ing to be there. We'll take the first
steps when we see the boys down
East The country's getting right
now for a little speculation?things
have been dead long enough. There'll
be a market When the market starts,
I think you know which way it will
go for a certain person I needn't
They rose, stood about loungingly
for a time, and at length slowly separated,
the older man and the ex-direc
tor with the pointed beard falling baoi
of the others for just an instant.
"What's the truth about the row,
Van?" demanded the old man, laying
a large, pudgy hand on the other's
"I don't know, honestly, what it is.
I can tell yon this Tmch?your factory
is closed. Your superintendent, H?jj<i9SiaiBt;i
t ; f - bitwuMM1 " * J?t|i,"? nrl"?'
sey, has quit his work and left his old
residence. Didn't Rawn tell you that?"
"No! What's up now?some trouble
with a woman? Wasn't he married to
"Yes, and she went to live with
Papa. Papa had the coin."
"And the superintendent is going
the chorus girl route here or in New
"No, sir, not in the least?nothing
of the sort. You can't guess where's
The other shook his head.
"Well, 111 tell you then, since you
are one of the directors of the International
and I'm not! He's gone and
taken his other pair of pants and his
celluloid collar, and moved over to
the North Shore! He's livinr in the
same house with Papa J. Rawn right
now;?that is to say, he has been for
two or three weeks."
"Well, what do you know about
that, too!" commented his friend.
"I don't know much about it As I
told you, there's something in here
I don't understand. I can't for the
life of me figure out that chap Halrpv'r
mrvH vpq or his mnvoa "Rut T
| don't care about him. It's Rawn I'm
after?and I'm going to get him!"
(TO BE CONTINUED).
lApplicable Over The State.
The following from the Greenville
News is worth reproducing here. Substitute
Newberry for Greenville as
you read, and heed;
"On next Tuesday Greenville will
enter upon a cleaning campaign,
.which if properly- conducted will result
in,much good to the city. And
by all means this "clean up" movement
should - be made effectivfe.
Every citizen should do his or her
part, and in case there are delinquents,
they should be forced to do
theirs. A thorough cleaning will be
the annihilation of thousands of
flies and mosquitoes, because their
breeding places will be eliminated.
All tin cans, garbage and other resi
due should be removed. Cleanliness
in a city is a prerequisite for health
pid attractiveness. Hence every man,
I' |Fonr Per
j woman and child will do w-11 to t nter
into this campaign to make Gre-enville
cleaner, and therefore more healthly
and attractive. Not only will the gocd
effects be immediate, but th y will
last for the years to come. The example
will be excellent, for the children
taught the value of sanitary premises
and made to take an interest
; ? ""will fhft STOOd
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work in the years to come. This is a
phase of civic life which cannot he
neglected without heavy cost.
Where it TVonldn't Show.
During the smallpox scare we interviewed
the doctor, says the Cleveland
"We understand that you vaccinate
little girls where the scare won't
show," she began.
"That's my idea," said the doctor.
"A girl who is being trained for an
elocutionist, you vaccinate on the
"And a girl who is studying to be
a modern dancer you viccinate on the
"How about a girl who wants to
join the chorus of a musical comedy?"
"I hav<e her swallow the virus."
A fool and his money soon find some
woman to take caie of them.
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Notice is hereby given that executions
for unpaid taxes of the State of
South Carolina, County of Newberry
and Town of Newberry, for the year
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CANNON G. BLEASE,
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY, **
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS. \
Eugene S. Blease, Plaintiff,
Diana Boozer, Defendant.
By virtue of an order of court herein,
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Terms of sale cash; purchaser to
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j April 10, 1913. > I
Street Duty and Dog Tax, ^
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By order of the city council.
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