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AUTHOR of |THE MISSISSIPPI
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COPYRIGHT 1912 BY EMERSOI
CHAPTER I-John Raws to hem tB
Texas. Early in life he shows sl*ns of
masterfulness and Inordinate selflahnow.
CHAPTER II?He marries Leura Jolro on.
He Is a clerk In & St Louis railway
wCflce when bis daugnter Grace Is born.
Tears later he hears Grace's lover, a
yanng engineer named Charles Halseyt
apeak of a scheme to utilize the lost currant
of electricity. With his usual unscrupulous
n ess he appropriates the idea
Is his own and induces Halsey to perfect
Ma experimental machine. He forms a
company, with himself as president, at a
alary of $100,000 a year, and Halsey a?
cperintendent of the works at a salary
_ CHAPTER /XL?Rawn takes chM-ge o"
t?e office in Chicago. Virginia Delaware,
a beautiful, capable and ambitious young
woman, is assigned as his stenographer.
Che assists in picking the furniture and
decoration for the princely mansion
Rawn has erected. Mrs. Rawn feels out
cf place In the new surrounding?
CHAPTER rV-Halsey goes to New
York with Rawn and Miss Delaware to
? ^qIot.c -nor-/ner new mo
tor to tb? impatient directors. H9 gets a
message that a deformed daughter has
been bora to his wife. Grace Rawn. He
turns to Chicago.
CHAPTER V? Rawn bargains with M!ss
Delaware to wear his Jewelry and appear
in public with him. as #*. met-na to help
bid In a business way.
CHAPTER VT?Rdwn Is fortunate h*
*?rket speculations, piles up wealth and
CHAPTER VTI?He frets because his
*ife does not rise with him In a soclaj
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 machjne proves
success, but no Keeps ine men. ? *?cret.
CHAPTE i XT?Virginia Delaware beww
more and more indispenslble to
Jtaira. He takes her to New York on a
business trip. Idle talk prompts Mm to
offer her marriage.
CHAPTER XII?They are married.
Through Virginia's tact and ability they
aake a place Cor themselves in the social
CHAPTER XITI-Halsey threatens to
fot a divorce because his wife refuses to
return to him. He tells Rawn that he has
l>roken up all the machines after proving
tho success of the invention. Rawn, in a
?reat rage, threatens to kill him.
CHAPTER XIV?Halsey declares
win never build another machine for
2tawn and slaps his face. Virginia Rawn
intercepts 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 V!rg*n!a
that he has abandoned nis invention ueeause
It would put a great power In the
hands of a few to the detriment of the
CHAPTER XVT?At Rawn's instigation
Virginia agrees to try to bring Halsey to
terms, no matter what it costs.
CHAPTER XVII?The directors plan tc
ret the control of the company away
CHaPTT-R XVTTT?Rawn goes to New
York to attempt to avert impending disaster.
The wolves of finance are closing
In on him. Halsey closes the factory and
takes up his residence at Graystone hall,
where his wife and daughter are seriously
111. He admits to himself that he loves
"Virginia Hawn smlleC, and turned
the pages. The next journal had little
else but detailed discussion of the
Rawn collapse. It also asserted the
scheme of the International Power
company was the most bold and rapacious
fraud of the day. With journalistic
vaticination it insouciantly declared
that the intention of the company
was to establish central distributing
points for power stolen from the
public's great water powers, and the
retail of what the journal in the argot
or tne aay canea cannea power, in
cheap and portable small motors applicable
to countless semi-mechanical
uses, all with an end of abolishing the
need for horse power and for man
power alike. The result, it pointed
out, would be the throwing out of
work of countless thousands of laboring
men by the use of electricity
stolen from the people themselves.
The gigantic combination already was
covering the main water powers. The
people's present openly had been disregarded,
the people's future openly
and patently had been put in the
gravest of peril. The entire system
of government had been laid by the
heels. The name of the republic had
been made a mockery. Above all, it
was asserted, the most intimate intent
of the International Power company
had been the throttling of the
labor unions?against which John
Rawn was known to be personally bitterly
opposed?the very essence and
soul of the conspiracy haviner been
this device whose aim was to wipe out
/the need of unskilled labor, and to
make useless and unpaid the power of
Following these assertions?which
after all were not in the least bad journalism,
however good or bad had been
the design of International Power?
the same journal exultantly declared
that labor need not yet despair, for
that the gigantic conspiracy now had
fallen in ruirs; its leader had abdicated
and fled, and hio ill-gotten gainshad
been dissioatod in his last desperate
att' rs?to i: ve his holdings in
other stocks. In bis ultimate light lie
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ternational, so long a.'cl desperately
held in Ins ownership, and now was
ousted from the presidency, other
managers being left in charge of the
wreck of a desperate marauder's attempt
to throttle a republic and to
rale a cour:..y A~u so forth, to uuuiiy
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The chronicle of all this was accompanied
in this journal not only with
pictures of Graystone hall, but of the
abandoned factory of the International
Power company; also with portraits
of Rawn and his wife and of
Charles Halsey, late superintendent of
the company; as well as those of Jim
Sullivan, the foreman, Ann Sullivan,
his wife, and other labor leaders some;
times concerned about the mysterious
factory which had housed the desperate
secret of International Power.
As it chanced, the portraits of Ann
Sullivan and Virginia Rawn had been
exchanged, so that the beautiful Mrs.
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Jttawn appeared aa a uaru-icaiuicu
Irish woman of more than middle age;
whereas Mrs. Sullivan, wife of the
well-known labor leader, presented a
somewhat distinguished figure in her
eminently handsome gown and obviously
Virginia Rawn looked calmly, smilingly,
over these and many other varying
details of these closing scenes in
her career. "Very well," said she,
pointing to the likeness accredited to
her name, 'this is the last time m*
portrait will appear in print, i sup
pose. What difference does it make?
The older and uglier I am, the better
the story! Perhaps for once Mrs. Sullivan,
when she sees her picture?
young, rich, with plenty of jewels?
will think her dreams have come true!
Maybe she's dreamed?I know I did;
and I know what I am. The names
and nictures are right, just as they
are. She wins, not I.
"But yes, I suppose this is the end
of it all. as you sav." she added weari
ly, almost indifferently. "Of course,
we've known it was coming. I suppose
there was nothing else could
come of it all." __
Halsey at first could make no answer
except to drop his face in his
j lianas. A half groan escaped him, in
spite of his attempt to rival her courage
or her indifference, whichever it
"I've done this," he said at last;
"I've brought all this on you. It's all
my fault, and it's too late now for me
to help?it. We cou.Mi *t straighten out
things in the business now, even if I
went back to work. It's too late. I've
ruined you, Mrs. Rawn."
"Yes, that's plain," she answered
! quieuy. jbul isnx mis just wnai you
wanted? Haven't you always resented
the success of others, deprecated the
wish of some men to get money at any
cost? Aren't you a Socialist at heart?
Didn't you want this?just this?"
"Want it? No! How could I want
anything which meant harm for you?
j If only you had come to me and asked
! me to go back?as^ied me to get into
"You'd have done it, wouldn't you,
Charley?for me?" She smiled at him,
her small, white teeth showing. But
back of her smile he felt the pulse
of a mind.
"I don't know?how could I have
"Then you'd have forgotten all your
loyalty to those people over there?
You'd have forgotten all about the
rights of man of which you told me,
and your devotion to the principles of
this republic of which you talked?is
that true? You'd have forgotten all,
everything, for me?" (
"Yes, I would!" He looked her fair
in the eye, truthfully. "I know that,
now?I didn't know it then, but I do
now. Yes, I would. Just as I told
"You told him, what?"
"Why, that we all have our price. I
suppose I had mine."
"So you'd have done that if I had
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liicn in vjruu s> uarae wuy uiu juu
not ask me? At least, I'd have saved
you this!" He smote on the paper
with his clenched fist "Why didn't
you ask me to save you this humiliation
"I did not, because I knew all along
what you'd do if I did ask you."
Silence fell between them now.
"Why didn't you?" he once more demanded,
half-whispering. "You'd already
won. You'd have won me?my
"Because I did not want to win!"
she answered sharply.
"I was sent to bring you into camp,
to get you, Charley. I did not want
to?I did not! I was afraid I would!"
"I dor.'t think I quite understand."
His face was white, his voice low
and clear, his eye full on hers.
"I was sent out for you, Charley?
by my own husband! You know it. we
both knew it. I suppose he's been
waiting somewhere for me to get word
' o him that I ha a done what I was
! id to do?that I got you in hand,
willing to :011 our. " everything that
you VM good in ; our own life. "Well,
it's '00 lato, now! I'm glad!"
"He sent you out after me?With
"None. T' didn't care how. He told
me be uidn That's why I've been
kt ftuir vou. I was afraid
. ^^e ail tins."
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She nodded "her "head. Including the
splendors of the mansion house, its
view of the lake, all the gracious,
delicate ministries of wealth.
"Good God!" Halsey broke out. "The
man who would do that is not worth
a woman's second thought."
"Of course not. And the woman
who would do that??"
"Don't ask me about that; I can't
think. All I know is that if you had
asked me to do anything in the world,
I think I'd have said yes."
"Yes, for you. It's the truth. It's
all out, at last! There's the whole
story now of John Rawn?all of it, in
black and white! Here's all my story
?to you. You must have known?"
"Yes," she nodded; "of course. That
was why, I said, that I've evaded you
so long. It was very hard to do,
Charley; a hundred times I've been
on the point of sending for you. But
"I'm glad, too," he said simply, seeing
it was to bt soul facing soul, between
them now. wI've missed you.
I've never passed such days in my life
as I have here. There's Grace hating
me, you ought to hate me?I ought to
hate you! Oh, Rawn, man! Where
would you have stopped, to get money,
to get power? Oh, excellent?to set
! your wife as a trap for another man!
I T)n+ TrrrvrVoflf Tt nrml/1 haro hppn
I done!" He looked her frankly in the
face as he finished. "I love you, Virginia,"
he said simply. "I suppose I
have all along. It's cheap, after all?
at thfc price. But for all this, I never
could have told you.
"But one thing I will say,"?the unhappy
young man added, after a long
time; "it's the one thing I can claim
n" ovnuoQ Mw T-irir>o ran a lnvo fnT
iVl au CAVUOV. |/* *V\y T( MM f V ?W?
you, and good love. It was the whole
love of man for woman?I never knew
before what thai meant! It wasn't for
money, but for you. That great, mysterious
second current?what you
yourself said was the one vast power
of all the universe?that belonged to
everybody?love?love?I thought that
belonged to me, too. I can't see even
now where that is wrong. I can't
think, I don't know. If it is wrong,
then I've been wrong. We're down in
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there. And once I dreamed of doing
something to -lift people up?that was
why I mutinied and tore up the motors.
And I had my own selfish price.
... I can never lift up my head
again. But I love you!"
She looked at him, her lips parted,
her bosom agitated * now, her eyes
large, her color slowly increasing.
"You must not?Stop, we must think!
"But why didn't you?" he demanded
fiercely. "Why didn't you finish your
work as you promised?"
"I never promised. I didn't finish it
?because I knew I could. I told you
?it was?Charley?yes?it was?
Jtie nair stariea up now, Dut sue
raised a hand to restrain him.
"The servants!" she whispered. In
"I Was Afraid I'd Save All This."
deed, even as she spoke she saw the
livery of the butler disappearing at
the tall glass doors letting out to the
gallery. She did not know that the
butler had seen much and heard somewhat;
that being a butler he was wise.
"But it's got to be?we've got to go
through now!" he went on savagely.
"Why did you start this, then? Why
did you let me know?"
"It was he who started it in me?
ambition! No, I always had it. From
the day I was born I wanted to climb,
to win, to be rich, to have things in
my v nds. All girls want that, I suppose,
till they know how little it is.
So I married him?I tried to, and I did.
I knew he had money. . . . But
then there was more I wanted, after
all. I only wanted that something else,
*too, that any woman wants?what
she's got to have, once in her life, rich
or poor, because she's a woman?some
one who truly loves her for herself as
she is, because she is what she is?'
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"Oh, I looked all around me here, a
long time after I came here, for what
I'd missed. I've never been happy
here. I didn't have it. I wanted it. At
last I taw it. I wanted it. Its price is
ruin?l'or two. you and me. I'm like
you. If it!s wrong, I don't know where
! the wrong began! I didn't mind, so
I far as I was concerned. Let a woman
: love you. and she'll do anything, no
| matter how it hurts?herself. But not
! you?not the man she loves and wants
to respect, Charley."
"But?me? I am not good enough
"Oh, boy! How sweet that sounds
to me! Say it over again to
You make ma think I might some uay
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be worth a man's love. It's got away goou, cle
from us now. It's all too late. Every- world? I coi
thing's too late. When he?Mr. Rawn what to do.
?comes back, we've got to tell him. you put thes<
I've done what I was set to do?but and you expe
not the way he thought, not the way them. I can't
any of us thought!" was over for
"Yes, he must know!" Halsey nod- when I knew
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ded. He held her hand now In his a nnger to yo
own. They swept on, as upon some nie love you t
vast wave, helpless, clinging to each would have c
other, he doing what he could to save at .first?"
her. "They'll sa
"I don't know how to tell him," she band lost his
wailed. "There was something Pagan ^es?" nc
i in me and I didn't know it. I thought and believe i
I was in hand, but I wasn't! I started "No? that
low, and I wanted to climb up?and w*th him the
up?and up! Oh, Charley, look!" She rand for
leaned toward him across the table, man wbo will
pleading. "I was just ambitious, just with him?fr<
like any American girl?like every him? 1 never <
wnmnn in the world. I SUDDOSe. If I I Sold OUt?W
sold out, I didn't know it. I didn't fitness fo:
want you to care for me. But you did, was 1 c
you do! I kept away from you, so that t0 some 01
you wouldn't, so that we couldn't?so me now '
that I'd always feel that you, at They sat, t
least?" able drama t
"Where can it end?" he asked quiet- forward; tast
jy. tion's ripene
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"I don't care vnere it enas, mat hi ?*?.? -?uk,
the worst of it; I don't care! One I hunger for th
thing only is to my credit. I've kept | in a garden c
my bargain?with him. I've paid the "If it costs
price I agreed to give. There is no you," he said
scandal about me?yet. And there out a hand tc
might have been!" "No, no!" e
"Yes." I want to tbi
"But some way, when he sent me A discreet i
out for you, talked to me as he did, ler approach
treated me like a piece of merchan- wore a half s:
dise as he did?for once I wavered, i sneer of the
For once, Charley, it seemed to me j doubted, and
that I was released from all obliga- j whether the 1
tions to him, that I was where I ought be forthcomic
1 to have a chance for my own hand, to ing papers,
j see life as life could be for itsol?, to | he began,
j have the love that's life for a "0"ian. | "What do y
i I wanted to be wocrjd and won by speak to me!'
i 3?-rr.A nnp who loved me. iust as anv care to be di
woman wants to be, Charley, seme He did go;
time! And I wasn't?I wasn't. . . . ; rand of his oa
IT was Horrible 11 was HOIS in Grace
rible. ... I wanted to give love , but*ers soniel
for love. I wanted what I couldn't get, j venSeand
saw it was too late to get it fair. Halsey and
Tvh^n J cir*rvT a irf for ^ tittip
^ou'd sell ojjt tor me?why, where waa 1 orea??^
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: . sun grew warmer. Alter a time !
;an tning left in all the rose, and they passed from the gallfl
ildn't tell. I didn't know toward the interior of the house.
I don't know now. But tray upon the hall table held a sea
3 papers before me now, morning load for It?one letter anfl
ct me to shed tears over telegram; the former addressed J
I don't care. The worst Mrs. Charles Halsey, the latter to H
me before now. It came self. "
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you a love me u iu ia.iaa "it musi ra rrom mm, oo ss
u. Why didn't you make She tossed it to him. >
Irst?long ago? Then all "Home to-night John Bann."
ome right. Back there? (TO BE CONTINUED).
iy that when your hus- r 'jj *
fortune he lost his wife. ^
>dded. "They'll say that |||gj
it! That isn't true!"
isn't true. I was done 3 & T '.
? moment he set this er- & jS Trf^l JLOOKS vvv(
No woman can love a tig II |jl p
do that. But I was done llj H Isl jAP Vp f| yg'
)m the first I never loved l| v| I AWQa. O
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hat: had to sell, myself, H ! 'V? , ST^I
r a place like this. That | "l? 1''.,0"'!
ailed success! I wanted store TOD AY or, iftodS
le in the world! Look at beinconvenientforyou,mthe netrfutJ
-and let us SHOW YOU a1 |
:wo figures in an inexor- good points of that marvellous ?
:hat swept relentlessly I
pitiful, merciless human , , . . v , i
iat other fruit that huDg tMade bT ,olm ^1
,nce not lost ?"the PERFECT interior flat fink
' f? ? ' J L ? S Here are SOME (not all I) of
, he^uddenly GREAT BIG ADVANTAGES;
he cried. "Wait! Wait! Moderate cost, easily applied, beautiful co
nk!" effects, sanitary and hygieaic, washable as
;0Ugh sounded. The but- china dish, vapor and dampness do not affect
ed bearing coffee. He won't rub off, won't powder off.easily refcwl>
Deer on his face new, the Furthermore, it's ready mixed, in many t
unpaid mercenary. He and white, and may be used successfully,
I had cause to doubt, ?cly on new walls but on walls of pla:
ast month's salary would ! cement, stone, brick, or il.o:e previously fir.ul
,o-. i with calcimine, cola water paint, enamel or
ig for butlers read morn- . , ' . r- ? i
, ' ? ? paint; also oo metal ceilings or walls, on bur
01*1 rs, -Aca* n . _ _, _
' ' canvas, paper, ctc.9 c c. %
? We have a bcok cc !ea ".".'ccLra ai- AiU
ou want? How dare you > uv o;ve ,t aw-v
' she rejoined. "I do not!
sturbed! You may go!" !
and this was on an er- j
Halsey's chambers. For | Newberry Hardware Co. I
times take ingenious re1
Virginia Rawn sat on ?.? j
*hr> table, the almost un^ui
oeiore them. The j HMMMHHIHBHlSHflSiiHHB